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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2014-15
« on: March 2, 2015, 07:04 PM »
Pens did more than I thought they would and ultimately went away from hitting and more for speed and passing, which is the way Rutherford's taken the team since supplanting Bylsma.  I don't think we made any big splashes but Winnik was a nice addition to our 3rd line since our bottom 6 were lacking.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: March 2, 2015, 07:01 PM »
TG is the one I haven't seen.  I'm looking for one for me and one for a local buddy ultimately, if I see them anywhere.

AT-DP Pilots I think have some potential appeal that goes beyond kids and even beyond the anti-5POA folks too.  I know I bought one, and I barely am buying any 5 POA.  I wanted it for customizing at some point.

Sounds like he knew things were ending and he was working hard to say goodbye while he had the time.  It's sad, but nice at the same time.  Everything I ever heard about him, from fans or otherwise, was always that he was a nice guy.  I think that's everything ultimately.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 8
« on: February 27, 2015, 02:16 PM »
Mosep is my #1 wanted Alien at this moment, so getting his figure was great news for me.  An unmade species is always welcome IMO, unless it's an f'n podracer.

I'd put him up with Han as my most wanted figures in quite some time...  Probably about a year it feels like, as TBS has not delivered many figures I was giddy about.  Luke and Yoda were it for the most part, and Yoda has big flaws and Luke as well, though I overlook them for the fun factor.  Sadly, Daks on Amazon for cheap were about as truly excited as I got to buy much of anything.

Han's needed a new Carbo Han for eons now though.  The Saga figure blew chunks.  This looks like a really nice update.  Mosep makes my Cantina Wishlist really shrink down to humans, and the two they'll never make it seems.  Tizzvizziizzifzizifizzleniizzit is neat though so he's taking my next alien wish from the scene.  Garrouf Lafoe, the local HVAC guy just trying to have some peace and quiet with a drink, is definitely my top Cantina want though, I believe.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: February 27, 2015, 01:42 AM »
Exclusives DPCI's tended to depend on whether an item was part of an assortment or its own thing.  Like one DPCI for all the Geonosis Arena sets, and it carried over to the next waves from a year prior and so on.

But then like a single ship, boom, its own DPCI.

What Jayson's saying is the mass release basic vehicles and the exclusive ones with a figure (exclusive to Target) are sharing a DPCI, at least on the website...  I never saw that in the past, where a DPCI was shared with an exclusive item and non-exclusive items at the same time.  At least I can't ever recall that happening.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season One (Spoilers)
« on: February 26, 2015, 05:09 PM »
I like the idea that the CR90's are just to throw you off...  I've said it before and will again, in the EU they're like fly dirt, and EVERYONE uses them.  The Tantive IV is (was) one of several other Tantive's, the Alliance used one to destroy multiple destroyer command towers in dry dock, the Empire used them...  They're everywhere and in even a wide variety of designs.

I like the idea that others have them, and are using them, including perhaps Ahsoka with her own little clique of Rebels perhaps working alongside Mothma, Organa, and other planets that make up the early Alliance.

I like the thought that Hera and the gang really are just a little group getting sucked into something that was in motion long before they got together.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: February 26, 2015, 02:26 AM »
I got my 3 figures from EE today...  Shipped free too.  While I'll concede the price blows, these are imports and I think that has to be taken into account.  It's like people in other countries complaining about Star Wars figure prices, so it's only fair.

I picked up the Agurts Infantry, Bucks Team Bob (Leader), Bucks Team Steel (Guy who apparently blows **** all to hell)...

While price is questionable, you do get substantial "toy" and substantial packaging for said toy.  I think that should be taken into account too.  While I don't foresee myself army building figures unless it's by accident (pack-ins and whatnot), I definitely see myself being more interested in the figures themselves whereas I was probably saying a year ago that I wouldn't buy any, and stick to the hardware.

Hardware's fun but when they make a dude with a rocket launcher rocket briefcase, they have my attention.

I opened these and proceeded to litter my twitter feed (@Jesse_James77) with pictures and thoughts...  they were a-plenty.  :-X

I enjoyed kinda pseudo-reviewing them...  phone pics are what they are, my apologies.

The packaging these come in, it's really neat.  It's not practical, but it's nice foam lined, heavy cardboard, and a beautiful sleeve of art of the character/figure (art that the line's creator designed to make the figures) slips over the box.  They don't tape it shut, no bubbles...  The foam inside is high quality foam, like comes with a gun case almost.  Very neat.

The figures are heavily weathered, as is the staple of the line in general...  All 3 came with lots of extra gear, a good deal more than the Sol Commander came with, though I only got Sol Commanders from the Wings of Samothrace statue LE set.

The Bob figure is their first/only unique human headsculpt...  It's cool, and I can't really tell you who Bob is other than he's crept up in a few blog posts and has some kinda story going on where he's been around a long time.  He seems to lead some special team of dudes (Bucks Team) with a sweet simplistic logo of a buck's head with antlers.  I dig it, even if the backstory is kind of piecemeal right now.

Bob came with multiple heads (masked and unmasked), a unique pouch which interchanges with his fanny pack pouch that's on him, I think.  He has a rifle, and 2 helmets.  Really Bob is an "army builder" in disguise.  You can have Bob, but with the masked head and multiple helmets (a redeco Sol Cmdr and an Agurts Inf. helmet), he really could be made into just a neat infantry dude.

He also has softgoods including a very thin fabric shirt and a weird little reddish frayed scarf thing.  I dig it!  Both look great.

The Agurts Infantry guy I'd been reluctant to purchase but with Bob and Steel in my wheelhouse I got him, and I'm happy I did.  He rocks the most weapons so you can army build and arm up a nice squad.  My fav weapon is the little "hand cannon" pistol thing.  All the weapons feature hollow barrels, and nice paint apps.  They're not pliable plastic like Star Wars, but hard styrene, and multi-part in some cases (mini-gun).

He features a little less umph to his design, and I'm noticing figures tend to share a few parts (I want to see more new, for the cost), but I'm glad I picked him up finally.  I'd passed, but the quality is really nice and he's just fun to pose with that big ass mini-gun.

The Bucks Team "Steel" guy was my last and most interesting pick up.  He's got less softgoods going on than Bob, but his work well.  He has a big honkin' rocket launcher as his weapon, which has a clip you snugly plug into his back.  My only fear with the clip is it'll break at some point.  It's a tight fit to put the launcher into it, but so far no stress I can see so I'll just be careful.

Steel's rocket launcher has 3 missiles that look like little yellow RPGs, which plug into the front of the launcher.  The 2 extra you have plug into a weird little briefcase he has for storage.  It doesn't open, they simply plug into holes in the case, which are open on one end so it's almost like the box is a weapon.  Perhaps it can be set up as a sort of remote launch system?  I dunno.

There is also a little clip for this that plugs into the Steel Figure's belt on the back (and his back also, for sturdiness) and it holds the briefcase onto his belt like a fannypack of death.  It's easily my favorite figure, and not just because of the accessories.

The only flaw I could cite on Steel are that he should've really come with the hand blaster the Agurts guy came with as a sidearm, and Steel has a groove in his noggin that is visible when the helmet is off.  A ridge inside the helmet plugs in the groove.  I honestly don't care for that, and feel it ruins taking off the helmet, and this "feature" isn't on Sol Commander or Agurts Inf. figures, or Bob's second masked head/helmet sets.

Otherwise, breaking joints loose is really about the only complaint, and that's more a warning.  Use hot water, a firm but cautious hand, and just take your time and be careful if you do buy any of these toys.  The weathering is so heavy, it fuses a LOT of the joints and moving parts (vehicles and figures alike), so you need to carefully loosen them.

Go to our front page, go to Entertainment Earth, and buy up!

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season One (Spoilers)
« on: February 26, 2015, 02:02 AM »
More craziness I'm finding out just now...

Gull Trayvis, the traitorous plant by the Empire to lure out cells of resistance, is voiced by none other than Lt. Commander Data, Brent Spiner!  Friggin' neat there.

And also PW himself voiced RX-24 "Captain Rex" Droid in the Droids in Distress episode?

More holy ****...  Peter McNicol from Ghost Busters II and Alley MacBeil played the Lobot-like Rodian dude Tseebo?  Wow.

Holy **** my mind is blown right now.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2014-15
« on: February 26, 2015, 01:19 AM »
Yeah I read a comment by a local guy I know, and he said, "Where'd they get these 90's refs at?", and I agree...  They were calling it all for reasons I can't explain, then players started playing waiting for the make-up calls...  It just was ugly.

Pens have had their asses saved by Flower more than enough this season, and even in losses he's kept them in it.  Letting up a couple softies was owed to him, though a bad time to start doing it since Divisional games are a black cloud for us this year and seeing him stimey them would've been nice...  Which he had good saves all night too, but the 2 soft ones are all anyone will recall, especially in this town.

You got to see the weird in the bench brawl at least, that NBC missed a lot of.

Other Collectibles / Re: Revoltech Star Wars Figures
« on: February 26, 2015, 01:15 AM »
Nix my remark on the blasters, I feel quite sure the Revoltech blaster is WAY more accurately scaled.  That TBS Stormie blaster is pretty beefy.  I'm surprised, actually.

Other Collectibles / Re: Revoltech Star Wars Figures
« on: February 26, 2015, 01:14 AM »
I'm mostly curious to see how they simplly stack up next to TBS 6" figures since the scales are to be relatively the same.

I like this shot of the Stormtrooper next to the, well, Stormtrooper.  Shows the significant size differences.

There are areas where you can see both figures are flawed...  I think aesthetically speaking, even with the joints being somewhat visible more than the TBS figure, I tend to lean to the Revoltech figure's overall look.  I think it's more accurate looking. 

Proportionally speaking, I'd give a slight (very slight) edge to the TBS figure.  I think the articulation style on Revoltech elongates some of the limbs a tad more than I'd prefer, but it's so slight it's not a huge deal.

I think the TBS Trooper's blaster is more accurately scaled?  That's a tough one really, actually.

I love the color and "shine" to the Revoltech figure overall... Way cooler looking, and I think sculpt wise it's crisper and more accurate (especially the helmet).

He doesn't match that Vader's height well.  I wonder how he'd stack to a TBS Vader though?

He looks great next to Chewie, but he makes Luke look almost like a child, haha.  "Are you a hell of a lot too short to be out this late without a parent or guardian?"

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season One (Spoilers)
« on: February 25, 2015, 11:12 PM »
So Hera's dad is this dude?

Huh?  Cool.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2014-15
« on: February 25, 2015, 09:21 PM »
but in the case of Kane's hit, they should seriously suspend the other guy for as long as Kane will be out (12 weeks I believe).


Other Collectibles / Re: Revoltech Star Wars Figures
« on: February 25, 2015, 07:42 PM »
See they're here. :)

Thanks for sharing the news man, I'm really anxious to see 3PO compared to some TBS figures.  I've really been most curious how they compare side-by-side ultimately.  I think it'll be interesting to see if they're compatible at all.

These are so far above in quality though, it's unreal.  It makes me think a Revoltech Stormtrooper and a Hasbro one are going to amount to how a Hasbro 12" compares to a SS or HT 12" figure.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Wave 9 (2015 Wave 3)
« on: February 25, 2015, 07:34 PM »
Anyone else find it odd they didn't include the TVC figure's mines with the 6" figure?

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