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Messages - Jesse James

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See I thought that too...  I wonder if it ever played any other part?  It makes for a neat toy if it were some kind of military speeder... 

Much like the Snowspeeder, it's neat if you slap a bunch of Stormtroopers and Impy's around it and just call it an Imperial Speeder from any old era ya know?  I was pleased with both.  Bought 3 Snowspeeders actually hoping to whip up some spiffy new paintjobs.

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Other Collectibles / Re: Medicom 6" MAFEX Star Wars figures
« on: July 6, 2016, 11:20 PM »
Saw your tweet, and wow.  Just wow what a great figure set.

To my Tweet point, Hasbro's competing as the "budget" line at this scale, and I get it, but what you get is so vastly superior with Mafex and such...  even the Bandai kits generally speaking.

IMO if you wanted to get into 6" as a small side collection, you'd be so far ahead buying out of Japan than buying Hasbro at this point...  Mafex is doing human sculpts and things, Revoltech same...  Bandai's all masked guys so far with the kits, but you never know (though I wouldn't count on anything else unless they give pre-painted heads in kits, which I doubt).

Hasbro has the branch-out space, but I think I'd prefer the higher-end stuff as a side collection to my 3.75" figures.  Hasbro REALLY is left in the dust...  yeah, you pay more, but you get what you pay for too.  :-X

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01. Grand Moff Tarkin (ANH)
02. Rebel Fleet Trooper
03. Endor Rebel Soldier
04. Hoth Rebel Soldier
05. ICMG Wilrow Hood
06. Bo Shek
07. Lobot (for the Duplex)
08. Wedge Antilles
09. Jaxxon
10. Han Bespin (great outfit)

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I went around to see ya know, who all was participating in general...  I figured given the last poll maybe some sites would say piss on it, but then I saw all the "You'll want to be here", and then the "This sucks, we know" that followed it...  I just...  I dunno what to say ya know?  Then why did you tell everyone to be here!?

Anyway, hey, whatever...  I am not a big 6" collector, except for the Bandai kits and a Bossk Figure (I'm voting Tarkin and Rebel troops to have something in there I'd cave and buy), so I kind of admire it from afar...  And I'm not really bothered this isn't a 3.75" poll because if you've not seen the writing on the wall yet, you're unable to be helped.  I mean I'd love one, don't get me wrong, I just don't expect there to be one because clearly Hasbro WANTS collectors to go to 6" scale and 3.75" to be for kids.

I didn't like the 5POA and while I bought more than I thought I would (I can customize a lot of what they made I think), and I like improvements like "skirt" pieces and working holsters, I still can't back that line completely.  I'm an articulation guy at heart and will always feel Hasbro CAN, and SHOULD find some medium area where some figures have knees and elbows/wrists, while others maybe have just elbows/wrists and some are salt shakers (like that WM Leia should've been maybe).  I can get behind that.  I loved figures in 2006 and 2007, so I can get into that.  I just can't get into an all 5POA line at this point.

And yeah vehicle choices were odd, but I chalk that up to the Zuvio effect of a film not being done, and Hasbro being left a puzzle that's missing many pieces to build a toy line off of.  I swear that Sand Speeder had to be in the film in some capacity to get a MM and a full size vehicle haha.  Hey, at least it's a kinda nice toy.  Better than those smaller vehicles we got with the line's release, Rey's speeder aside.

But yeah...  I mean...  6" is it.  It's THE scale I guess.  Or it's the one Hasbro wants you to want, and to jump to, and be happy for the myriad of figures you got in 3.75", and I am...  Maybe customizing helps ease that pain some?  It doesn't eliminate it though, and I still want SA too. 

Anyway, I watch the poll from afar, put my vote in here...  I don't see the need to flip the **** out and bitch about Hasbro letting fans pick something, even if it's a scale maybe people are avoiding.

I think on their character choices they're trying too hard to appease too many at one point maybe?  Like Clone fans, OT fans, obscurity fans, alien fans, trooper fans, main fans...  I dunno.  It's all over the board though it seems.  Given TCW and Rebels status I'd think they'd maybe want to do more of those if they can, rather than waiting to spit one out here and there.

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Grrrrr rawr robble rabble robble. #"Fan's"Choice

:)

But yeah given the general attitude of some readers why promote that that hard only to turn around and deride it in another timeline post?  That's kind of manic.

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1:6 Scale Figures and Collectibles / Re: 1/6 Scale Zuckuss
« on: July 5, 2016, 11:22 PM »
Zuckuss as a 1/6 should be interesting, given his coat's odd material.  It's like leather with really hard spots on it.  Weird.

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Han seems to be the only one anyone can find.  Weird.

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Conventions / Re: SDCC 2016
« on: July 4, 2016, 01:24 PM »
Only guy I know of around here going is Darth_Anton again Carlos, besides yourself.  I think it's just too hard to get into anymore for many.  NyCc seems to be going that way too.

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Saw the walker at gamestop...  Looks neat.  I have some EE ordering going on so I may just tack on a couple GoT guys but I'm gonna pik and choose on the line.  Ball jointed elbows and wrist joints would've had me all in.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2015 - 2016
« on: July 2, 2016, 08:40 PM »
I wonder if Stamkos didn't give a discount to keep Hedman happy?  Not unprecedented, especially by guys who see a Cup as a likely shot. 

In other news Beau Bennet blocked me on twitter at some pojnt and I had to LoL at that.  I'm sure I made an injury joke...  I actually liked him, but I still have some pride in apparently annoying an NHL player.  I dunno that he'll flourish in NJ, but good luck to him.

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Yeah I can't fathom this isn't a general release sans table...  And that in a way blows but it also is about as offensive as a Carbonite Han slab which we've been down this road...  Can't really expect less.

And the figure is gorgeous...  Fans have to be excited.

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Only takes one guy owning it who knows how to cast resin for it to not be so hard to get. :x

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I'm sorry too Jim, that's terrible.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: June 29, 2016, 09:45 PM »
http://www.jedidefender.com/index.php?id=2123

ARW's Con Exclusive AMM Security Trooper has officially been announced via the line's Twitter Feed...  His packaging is one of the new "cargo pod" boxes the figures come in, making it basically a big ass accessory.  The AMM Security was revealed earlier, and it was expected to be a show exclusive.  It combines a new figure sculpt (Forseti, who will be a general release figure) + the head/helmet from the Laurel Pilot and an exclusive Black/Yellow deco.  The cargo pod packaging also features an exclusive deco with the AMM logo on it...  Guess he's transporting Honey for Beehive?  Kit Lau has an interesting vision for this line and the universe the figures come from that's for sure.

Anyway, he's retailing for $30...  That's about in line with Acid Rain World figure prices in general so it's nice to see there isn't really a price spike due to exclusivity (And hopefully no spikes from the cargo box packaging either).

I'm hoping I can get a few of these guys...  I dig the deco.  Maybe it's the Black & Gold coloring though? :P

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Someone I know well, he got Cancer and then dementia was sort of setting in and he went quickly after that...  I was glad for him, as that is a terrible way to live.  My grandmother had it after her bouts with cancer as well and I remember it vividly.  I was 12 iirc.  It was horrible, and she suffered too long with it.

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