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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Jar Jar in the Senate
« on: November 17, 2014, 03:51 PM »
Tarpals gets offed in TCW actually. 

The Nass issue I dunno.  Padme wasn't allowed to hold a senate position as queen tho so maybe same for Gungans?

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars: Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« on: November 17, 2014, 02:08 PM »
I don't even know that they're bigger!  They're mostly air, haha.

The AT-DP really deflated me.  It was the top vehicle, and one of the only toys, I was looking forward to this year.  It's not what I was hoping for.

Now, I opened the TIE/A Prototype last night when I got home just out of curiosity.  it's a little more solid than the AT-DP, and the cockpit's believable but they made the seat flat to accommodate the 5POA figures, and the lower hull portion snapped in separate...  I'd have preferred something a little more realistic with the seating.  The interior's neat though, there's detail...  There seems like a little more umph to this ship than the AT-DP I guess.

The Phantom's way underscaled and I'm not even buying.  I could design better (it's all angles) myself I think.  The TIE is the winner then for me so far...  The AT-DP has customizing potential I think, and could be something different than an AT-DP, but as the show's version of the walker it doesn't work.  Not unlike the AT-AP that came out...  Just too small.

And yes, flimsy!  The legs wobble and stuff.  It stands, but the plugs they give you to hold the legs in, they're not well made and come loose easily.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Deluxe Line
« on: November 17, 2014, 02:30 AM »
Blue coat arguments, at this point, are only fair game for the nostalgia argument...  The accuracy argument's a done deal though.  Buy the costumes book that's out there...  not to mention the myriad of photos Scott's posted for years that proved it, but now LFL's definitively published the information too.

Nostalgia of the vintage figure I get, but accuracy should be paramount on a $20 figure like this.

Where's Scott when I need him?   ::)

Oh, and BTW, FFS on the phantom hanging holster thing if they did that...  Ugh.  I hate that stuff on 4" figures, much less "premium" toys like this.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 16, 2014, 01:01 PM »
Yeah that was how I took that too.  Not to mention they're all traumatized by what happened to them and I figure the mother was just trying to escape this brutality she can't deal with and is stuck in.  Rash decision on her part but she probably was not in a good frame of mind...  It's like Shane and others wanting to leave but Carol wanting to stay to find her daughter who in all likelihood was dead...  Thinking emotionally...  The immediate threats didn't compute.

I often think "what if" about Shane and if he were still with Rick.  I think he'd be Rick's biggest asset,especially with Laurie dead.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars: Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« on: November 16, 2014, 12:52 PM »
Finally got to open my ATDP...  Have to say its definitely under scaled and Hasbro has cut corners like mad on this line.  Compare to a vehicle from 2011...  Wow what a difference in every way from deco to number of parts to even plastic used and how thick parts are.  I'm kind of shocked all it takes for a positive glowing review is a cockpit that holds a figure.  Otherwise this is honestly a very cheap toy.

It has some good points too like detail in the sculpt, and on the concave parts Hasbro added greeblies and little details to make you notice less how they cheaped out. 

The cockpit and drive section is where they really cut back though and what brings it down for me.  The drive section is completely hollow and both it and the cockpit needed to only be just a tad wider and longer to make it a more impressively scaled toy.  As it stands it has some customizing potential to me but as-is won't do and requires everything from a paint job (even just so light won't pass through the cheaper plastic) to maybe changing up the weapons and things since it is definitely too small.  The cartoon is establishing these as taller than ATST's and ATM the ATST is a behemoth by comparison.

It has a place in my collection, but not quite as what the show intended IMO.  It'll be something different once I'm done.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Wave 7 (2015 Wave 1)
« on: November 14, 2014, 05:30 PM »
Bossk will be my first 6" fig and the only one barring a nice Tarkin or Rebel Troopers.  Bossk looks good tho. 

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Deluxe Line
« on: November 14, 2014, 05:29 PM »
The costume book 100% confirms Han's coatis brown but Hasbro still leans to blue on figs. Wtf?  On the 5 POA stuff for nostalgia fine but now that the debate is officially over they need to get their poop together on this issue and stick to film accuracy.

The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Star Wars Commander - App
« on: November 13, 2014, 09:15 PM »
Yeah, I'm kinda the same way...  I'll max out and I may delete then.  It's something I only play on weekends on my gf's iPad, it's pretty tedious.  You get attacked and they don't give you enough (or even offer) to defend yourself properly...  You can essentially be attacked by anyone at any time and have to pay for protection.  It's really quite pointless ultimately, to really try, unless you just want to see what's up in the campaigns.

The Campaigns are all I really want to play...  PvP is meh to me.  I've stuck it up a noobs butt, and I've had the same happen to me, and it's all just who has the most ****, basically.

And yes, the Imperial "heroes" are just darker versions of vehicles they already have mostly.  I see there's the Royal Guard now too, but he blows goats generally.  You're further ahead deploying just about anyone else.

If you don't sit on it yourself CONSTANTLY, playing it is really just tedious.  I've been attacked twice this week (I have my gf gathering resources throughout the week)...  I can do nothing about it because I'm not there to bother.

Hell, you can even link it to Twitter or something, only FB, which I'm not on.

I do like screen grabs of the vehicles though...  And the Empire has the MTV-7!  Yes, the mini-rig!  Freaky.  And not sure what it does speederbikes don't do, either.

The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Star Wars Commander - App
« on: November 13, 2014, 06:58 PM »
I thought it was 7 but only because I see the top tier guys are usually level 7 HQ's and all their stuff is usually the same.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 6
« on: November 13, 2014, 06:58 PM »
Not sure when it expired but it was working when those figures went up at first.  I had them in my cart and the discount was working, but that was days ago now and the discount wasn't new.

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 12, 2014, 09:05 PM »
But the point I was bringing up is, they do THOSE figures then do them in a set that in all essence a Lego...  And Lego's format works as it is.  Megablocks mimics it with something I think is more collector-oriented, but Lego is Lego and it works.  A figure that can interact in a lot of ways with the set.  With these, those figures interact one way, and that's it.  It just doesn't make sense.

Like why not just make a scene, and release these figures in those?  They may have articulation points, but they're anything but poseable...  Face it, any articulation they have is pretty much rendered moot.  They're as poseable as a 2002 Star Wars figure was, more or less.  The Governor doesn't look right in anything but his lazy boy recliner for instance.  Rick looks right shooting, but not much else.  Darryl looks right on the chopper and that's it.

If you want nice figures, just buy the 6" line ya know?  They're real figures, poseable, hyper detailed...  The playsets are neat, but what's the point of making it a "Lego" if you're not going to make it something you can really play with, set up differently, and have figures interact with it in ways besides a specific pose?  It's like this is trying real hard to be a detailed McFarlane figure in the realm of a Lego set which doesn't strive for hyper accuracy as much as playability generally.

There was a similar thing with the original LOTR line, and it bombed miserably.  Again, had they been basically TWD Mini-figures ala a Lego or Mega Blocks figure, or a Kreo type figure even (Mega Blocks would be my personal choice, as I think they've done amazing things with HALO, COD, etc.), I'd be all in on these I think.

Hell, Megablocks is even doing Zombies better!  Army builder packs, scenes of dilapidated buildings and things, all from COD's bonus game.

These are trying to be two different things it seems, and it doesn't work right I guess.  I love the TWD 6" line's looks, but I'd have bought into a TWD collectible block figure line of sets and figures, especially if they were a little better/less cute than a Lego figure I guess.  I'm always tempted to get a little pack of COD zombies when I pass them, just because I want a little hoard of zombies on my desk. :)

Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: November 12, 2014, 08:53 PM »

And given the picture to turn-around for release, I'm guessing Laurels aren't far behind then. ;)

Middle Earth / Re: The Hobbit -LEGO
« on: November 12, 2014, 07:47 PM »
Yeah I wasn't sure, and thought if it was anything it'd be that figure (which I don't have anyway) but it's not so that's fine I guess.

I wish they just did some better sets...  Why not Elf cavalry, or some Orc/Warg army building sets?  Hell, sets to army build eagles and other stuff would be kinda nice too.

And I so wish Smaug were his own kit, like the Creator sets...  He really deserves to be more than a pack-in undersized figure IMO.

OK, making sense...  The kit figures look really good, built and everything.  I can't imagine they'd be real complex.  I wonder if they'll jive well with TBS 6" stuff at all, or no.  I think that'll be really interesting to see.

I'm still tempted to buy one of those kit Stormtroopers just to have on a shelf...  I've opted out of 6" TBS stuff yet these figures could totally get me hooked in.

Middle Earth / Re: LOTR / Hobbit LEGO
« on: November 12, 2014, 01:21 AM »
I picked up the Galadriel/Elrond/Witch King set at K-Mart...  I blew Reward Points on it, so it was free.

They had all the sets but the one with Smaug, which is probably the only other one I want due to Smaug... The rest of it is just boring as can be.

Anyway, the Galadriel set is pretty awesome.  She's a really neat figure herself, and getting the Witch King too, and a (I think) unique Elrond in battle armor is all pretty good stuff.  The Witch King glows too, or at least his head does, and so he's looking goofy on my shelf in the shadows right now.

The background stuff just blends in with Dol Guldor bits and pieces.  It's junk.  $15 for 3 mini figs, basically, hurts, but it's as interesting as this year's assortment gets.  All the sets really just add to sets we already have, or that is how it feels I guess.  And there's so little new as far as figures.  It really bites.

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