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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
« on: September 2, 2016, 02:03 AM »
That's a fair sized vehicle...  Bigger than I expected, really, given how vehicles have gone in recent years. 

Since there's no telling WHY it's shaped like it is, I'm ok with there not being a backseat...  There's not much known about this ship other than it apparently performs better in atmosphere than standard TIEs do.  The idea of a rear gunner ala a Stuka Dive Bomber was kind of neat though.  I'd have liked to have seen a TIE in that style, especially since this one's atmospheric tendencies make you think it has some kind of ground support role.

Anyway, Hot Wheels showed their TIE Striker...  The Hasbro one is either very proportional but undersized, or it's nicely scaled to figures which the Snowspeeder was too...  This is on my radar quite a bit more now for Force Friday. 

That TIE Pilot, for a 5POA figure, is pretty damn nice too.  I have oodles of TIE Pilots but that one will look ok mixed in with them for sure.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 4
« on: September 2, 2016, 01:56 AM »
Was looking at my figures from this wave the other night...  I've literally not had time to really look and appreciate them much.

Then looking at Phasma, and I dig her, but man...  she's tall.  Like, REALLY tall.  Like, I think maybe too tall?  She is a full head taller than a Stormtrooper.  The top of Old Han's head barely reaches her shoulder pauldron.  Gwendoline Christie is tall, but I'm not sure she's Wookiee tall.  Still dig her though.  Best figure of that wave.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 5
« on: September 2, 2016, 01:54 AM »
I'm wondering how easily this wave will be found?  I wanna get some guards, but man I don't want a sea of Lando staring at me either.   :-\  I'd be fine if this was a semi-limited wave of figures.  Just enough to get to the masses and the valves shut off.

If that Lando's cape was a little nicer I'd pick him up again for sure.  I hated that clasp they did.  If they did one with thread I'd be all over it, just for an accessory.

Looking at some of the basic figures for RO, I'm already aware I'm buying some figures just for an accessory anyway (Stormtrooper's rifle?  I'm looking at you buddy).

That is a CAF deco...  Lots of color. 

I'm down for these...  All of them, however they crank them out at this point.  Love 'em. 

This is why that EE set doesn't bug me that much (though I'm not a fan of THAT sculpt).  The extra arms/sensor scope bits are worth the "Ugh" factor after that was announced, to me.  They're cool and have something unique going for them, just like all these WD Droids and BADs.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: September 1, 2016, 02:10 AM »
Hah bikes are cheap by comparison. 

I wasn't ever a likely buyer, so I'm not in freak out mode.  I don't think a $300 toy is going to fly unless that walking feature is insanely well done.  But hey I'm not the target here. 

I'm easily dropping $100-$150 on collector focused toys so had Hasbro done something like that I'd be in.  I really wanted the pilot and droid.  Oh well.  I'm not banking on these being around for $50 to get gobbled up though. 

Thinking about this more, that walking mechanism HAS to be incredibly expensive/complex as toys go...  I kinda almost see where the price comes from because that's gotta be a major hit financially on this thing.  That's a lot of design dollars alone I'd bet.

Like others I wish lando and Snackbar were someone else.  Actually Legacy Hoth Rebel even filling a slot?  But hey ERG is nice, and I may nab another Ahsoka I guess. 

Other than the erg there seems like this may have Rebels tie-ins to it too, sort of.  Like the TFA repacks were of figures in TFA who didn't have a basic figure...  Vader aside but he does have a role in TFA of sorts too.  Maybe they're hoping these have some cross appeal with the cartoon.  Might also be tooling availability too I suppose.

The ERG is just popular.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 1
« on: August 29, 2016, 11:10 PM »
WM's clearancing is always a mess and up to the store managers to a degree.  Mine have clearanced TBS (any of it) and I think deluxe and 2-packs...  basics are on rollback, as it were, but ships are all full price and there is a ton.  I'd not mind a clearanced TIE and to scarf up those Ezra bikes. :x

I think my bro may be going all in.  Depends what his car situation is by then but he and I are both excited about it.

I'm shocked if a "calamity jane" doesn't make wv2 list.  Shes well known etc.

Paul's put a lot of his heart and wallet into this already I think. I'm hopeful it's working out because I like to see good people succeed and Paul is as honest and genuine a guy as I've met in the hobby of collecting.  Not to kiss your ass too much Paul, but seriously I hope this works out man.

Plus I wanna buy Wild West toys. :)

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
« on: August 26, 2016, 05:24 PM »
Yeah like Jeff this has my attention.  I'm not so sure it's off or off by much.  Looks like maybe the wings are if anything?

Even with the nerf I'm at least intrigued and may pick it up first week.

I'm eyeing the bigger ships at Walmart and such from TFA and figure if they clearance I'll bite.  This though is interesting to me like the speeders from TFA which were high quality IMO.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Rebel U-Wing Fighter
« on: August 26, 2016, 05:21 PM »
I wasn't planning on picking this up anyway but I'm honestly shocked it took this long for NERF stuff to migrate.  I wish they'd make the guns a detachable feature ala 08 vehicles, but that kind of ingenuity seems missing from the team these days overall.

Paul was kind enough to pass along a press release for the Kickstarter campaign date and all the various levels people can get by supporting it!

This is really awesome Paul, and I plan to support.  I've wanted a wild west too, so I'm all for this.

Here's the link to our story on the front page:

I dig the "Vigilante" 3D render Paul...  :P  Is that Arm & Hammer there? 

Oh and this render too...  Really pro work being done Paul.  Hat (or derby, in this case) off to him/her.  Bat Masterson-ish eh? :)

Rogue One / Re: The Playset Thread
« on: August 24, 2016, 09:27 PM »
Yeah I wouldn't let that be a deterrent nick.  These are production quality walls.  Not cheap materials but something that feels made by a large company.  I think you'll dig them even if you need to buy those binders.

Rogue One / Re: The Playset Thread
« on: August 23, 2016, 09:08 PM »
Hmmm, I'd say yeah, kinda, but the company had double-sided tape to "stick" them down to a flat surface if that makes sense.

In CHEWIE's pic there you see those binder clips, which hold them together length-wise, but IMHO having a backer wall for them to be against too, is a huge help, as far as standing upright goes, or making a "corner" with them instead of a straight wall.

Right now though, double-side tape is the best sticky to the floor to keep them upright solution.

I'd again LOVE to see a floor done that they "clip" to.

The company is working on their own clip system too, to clip them together.

Mine are currently up on my customizing table and standing, and not falling down easily, but they can fall down if you bump them and they're not against a back wall to keep them propped up or taped to the surface.  I don't like the tape route, personally.

PM coming your way Paul, but wow, Wal-Mart?  Really?  Ugh.

Sorry on that man, but I like the other name better.  A little more mature tone to it.

Boy I hope that Missouri Train Robber happens. :P

Rogue One / Re: The Playset Thread
« on: August 23, 2016, 08:56 PM »
You clip them and they kind of hold themselves up on a flat surface...  Many people are using a piece of glass painted black on one side for a shiny floor of sorts.  I'd like to see the guys at the company come up with a floor solution themselves, but floors mean more cost, so it's kind of a weighed decision ultimately.   If you had them on a shelf with a back to it, you can just set them up to cover the back...  That works ideally as well.

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