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Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: July 22, 2016, 03:09 PM »
6" Qui Gon Jinn and Hera Syndulla...  Hera looks awesome BTW.  Makes me wish I had a good 3.75" figure of her, realistic styled. :(

Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: July 22, 2016, 03:02 PM »
11 people on the panel.  ???  Seems excessive.  :-X  Coming in force to defend?  ;D

Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: July 22, 2016, 02:57 PM »
Sitting here waiting for Hasbro stuff...  We're going to try to keep up with it on the front page like before, for coverage as it rolls in.  This is always a bear to do when you have an actual job you should be at. :P

Yeah, times are a changing.  I keep hoping they move out of China, but that's a complex socioeconomic issue, and hey, we can't change squat on that.

I'm where Jeff is...  I buy because it supports what I like to buy.  There isn't that much of what I like to buy, so it doesn't sting tooooo bad.  A little maybe.  Like I said earlier though, I buy Acid Rain stuff and this is cheap by comparison.  I got a $115 toy from them from EE in the mail just today, and I plan to buy 2 more (at least) if I'm able to fit it into my budget.

I have 3 things from BBTS coming from that line too.  I have Aliens 4" stuff on the way...  Everything kinda kicked me in the nuts at once there, but if you like it enough you'll pay for it till you see it as simply not worth the other things you're giving up to have it, I guess.

I'm not gonna start an Adam Pile-On because I imagine he's seeing some of the backlash over the pre-reveal talk and so on, but yeah...  I never agreed with him on articulation.  The only excuse to cut articulation is to cut costs.

If your figure doesn't stand because there's "too much articulation", that is more your fault, or the figure doesn't have ankle joints and the ankles/feet are sculpted like **** (Armorless Clone from 30AC line, I'm looking at you). :P

And if your figure is falling apart that's a design flaw, as there are ample hyper articulated figures that don't fall apart because they were designed properly.  It's much more the exception than the rule there.

For me, GI Joe was everything in the 80's, and Star Wars was only good for giving cool vehicles and monsters for GI Joe to fight (or a cool cloth coat and pistol, to my favorite Joe figure who needed cold weather gear and a pistol that was somehow cooler because it was tiny and more easily lost).

I get "retro" figure love though, but retro figures need retro sculpts to really feel nostalgic, and I consider them a wholly separate thing to just dumbing down articulation on a toy.

This is a whole separate topic though to debate endlessly.

Hasbro cut articulation simply because figures were too expensive to produce in the land of, not just rising, but quickly spiking labor costs.  Sucks for us.  :-\

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« on: July 21, 2016, 08:20 PM »
I needed this lighthearted banter.  Thank you.

Yeah I haven't really seen anyone bashing the price, just the perceived value. There are pros and cons in the set, it all comes down to how you look at it.


Perceived value here is everything at this point, with the line in general I think.  I really think the effort to build anticipation did a disservice.    :-\  Drop this as a "surprise" and you probably get some murmuring on price and otherwise happiness.

While I don't agree that I'd compare these to the TFA basic line, I also don't look at them and think $13 is a steal by any means.  $10 per I'd obviously be a much happier man, but hey, like I've said, same price as Disney Droids built at the park.  I'm ok with that, so why wouldn't I order this set?  That's my rationale on it ultimately.  Plus I don't buy much Star Wars stuff, or I wait for sales if I do want certain things but don't see that value in them at full price, and so I figure dropping $80 on this is not that big a deal for me at this moment.

Now if I were buying TONS of Star Wars figures and this cropped up...  eh...  I'd be him-hawing it because of budget reasons I suppose.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« on: July 21, 2016, 03:41 PM »

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 3 (Spoilers)
« on: July 21, 2016, 03:40 PM »
There absolutely was no guidance throughout that...  Hell, Lucas only stepped into TCW periodically and not even at the onset of it, but only once he got a glimpse at what was going on it seemed.

I knew someone who worked within LFL, and he said it was unreal how little "care" went into stuff sometimes.  Just a rubber stamp process more or less, and Lucas just let others run the empire.  It's kind of funny to see how he got (seemingly) a tad huffy with Disney, who in my view are just like the EU rubber stamp process except they decided to pay to take it all over and not have Lucas possibly intervene when he decided to.

I think the Ysillimarri would've/could've worked.  I mean, this isn't set in stone stuff after all.  And I think there is a nod to them there in the shot.  In my little world they exist and maybe the force protection is their manifestation of using the force for themselves.  They're so far back in Thrawn's life that I doubt he'd have been using them at that point.  I feel as though he'd only have used them in the era his story was basically overwritten by the new stuff.  That's just me though.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« on: July 21, 2016, 03:05 PM »
Yeah I'm kinda into this myself actually, and retro gaming rarely crosses my mind.  Making it easy like this tho?  I'm down.

Heavy paint apps, exclusive to a single online store....  Priced per figure same as WM TBS line...  The price isn't that outrageous really.  Like I've said this is basically what BAD figs cost at Disney.  But this was pretty oversold.  That definitely hurt perceptions I think.

That's possible but I'd wager they'll just stick it in as an accessory, more or less, as the gluing adds a step.  Not that it's unheard of for them to glue **** shut for no reason.  ::)

I'm not banking on the scomp link, but hey, can't have it all these days.  :P

Well I think the sensor scope at least has to be included cuz that's the cover for the hole in his head.  The scomp link thing though...  if they're included cool but I'm not banking on that.  The Sensor scopes are in the picture though as that's what is needed for the dome to not have a gaping hole in it of course.  So there's that going for it.

That's EE's weird way of checking out.  The price of the toy drops to envelop the shipping...  No clue WHY it does that, but EVERY time I order there I get confused too, and I have like 8 semesters of accounting under my belt.  Makes zero sense to me but it must be their software is all.  I always wind up doing math to make sure something isn't going awry on me though too.

YEah that was one of the things I thought about...  And they had ****** stuff like stuck wrists and stuff.   You got a little more "new" I guess but everyone complained about those prices and figures too, yeah.  What's old is new again. :)

I can't wait till the bottom falls outta the market on these toys that are fetching a lot.  It'll happen, like it always does, and I'll gobble up army builders again.

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