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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 3 (Spoilers)
« on: September 29, 2016, 04:28 AM »
Boredom + insomnia = me finding this image...

30 ships, 8 Y-Wings among those.

They trail off into the distance, and as they get further back, it gets hard to see, so I'd say it's slightly open that MORE could be there, but hey, I'm fine with 30 too and the base holding a ton back in reserve to escort an assumed mass evac of the base ala Hoth anyway and thus there's like a billion Rebel Pilots at the ceremony.  Maybe that's all the ships the base had even?  Who knows...  though that now makes me wonder how many are visible in the hangar when Luke gets back?  Hmmm

You're telling me...  literally fixed a blown head gasket on one.  So yeah, in a way they do. :)

Feedback / Re: Diddly's feedback
« on: September 28, 2016, 09:14 PM »
Fast payment for some items Travis picked up off me!  Stay safe in the weather out there!

Disney Parks Droid Factory / Re: Disney Droid Factory Rogue One 4-Pack
« on: September 28, 2016, 09:05 PM »
The last set was really enjoyable...  Good unique decos, and a good price in this day and age.  Wish you could buy all the Disney Droid pieces in packs of 4, actually.

Anyway, this one's as good...  Besides that R5 just basically being R5-D4, which kinda blows, I'm excited to pick this one up, and I'll find a use for R5 I'm sure.  Maybe he's the tan 2000's Ford Taurus of his generation of droid and everywhere.

I'm hoping this set will be easy to pick up too...  The last one was, but with Park stuff you never seem to know.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: September 28, 2016, 07:04 PM »
EE has pre-orders up for the Marine Infantry as well as the Taste of Coffee set now...  Cheaper Prices than BBTS, plus when in stock they'll qualify for free shipping if you order enough so there's that too.

Acid Rain World Marine Infantry

Clicky on either to pre-order though...

$74.99 for the Taste of Coffee set, but basically you get 2 figures that usually run around $30 or slightly less, then you get all the extra parts, and the dio pieces, so it's a pretty good price for those.  I'm gonna get 3 I think.  Plus I like their looks infantry-wise so I want to have a nice little squad of those guys.

The Marine, same dealio...  I'm going to get more than 3 of these over time though.  I just hope they come with the cargo box packaging that the Viking Shield figure comes with but in Marine deco...  So far no packaged shot of the Marine soldier yet. 

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 3 (Spoilers)
« on: September 27, 2016, 06:48 PM »
The A-Wings in FC aren't, iirc, anything special that I remember?  I haven't played in so long though, but still have the strategy guide here somewhere and the cut scenes saved somewhere for a customizing ref.

As the EU goes, the A-Wing was around LONG before ANH in some capacity already.  It was the retconned into the ICS books as the Arrowhead Fighter (basically A-Wing ancestors that looked just like them), and that they were at Yavin...  This jived with X-Wing (PC Game) and Rogue Squadron and such.  The B-Wing wasn't really changed much either.  It's still the project Shantipole thing more or less...  They just wove it into Rebels, and added their own stuff that doesn't really change anything.  Also it's still a prototype type deal, and seems on pace for its introduction as a production ship before the Battle of Hoth (roughly). 

I should check that Force Commander guide out on the A-Wings...  It's possible, as with all types of military weapon, it's just a weapons or shield or other enhancement too...  It's always easy to crowbar that in without it really being contradictory. 

The Y-Wings in the episode actually don't even appear to be the same ones from TCW but may actually be them fitting MORE EU into the new "canon" (or, new EU Disney's making), as those ships REALLY looked more like the up-armored Y-Wing from the Incredible Cross Sections which pre-dated the Clone Wars ships, and which helped cover up the fact the Clone Wars ships were too big to be the Rebel Fighters, actually, if you're going strictly on visual comparison.  They sure appear to have the more tight-fitting armor plating though, like the ICS armored Y-Wing design had.

EDIT: Yeah this piqued my curiosity so I looked into it...  Someone just promised a group of A-Wings if they helped him or something.  It's a later mission (rebellion one) and those ones were so inanely frustrating I think I blocked them out, but yeah they actually show A-Wings in Rebel hangars when the main character defects long before that A-Wing mission and stuff.

Oddly, the old EU actually kept that stuff sort of straight. :)  A lot of other stuff they couldn't and Disney obviously can't keep it (or at least not all of it) and make $ on the investment and stuff, but it's funny when you look at some really small details of EU and they kept a lot of it in order...  They seemed to almost goof up bigger stuff more often.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILER FREE)
« on: September 27, 2016, 06:39 PM »
Thursday night at midnight going into Friday, should be when you can see it.  Though there's almost always earlier viewings if you look around as a group.  I think the locals here are trying to muster up something for Wednesday.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 3 (Spoilers)
« on: September 27, 2016, 01:09 AM »
Or all the Imp Officers having the same rank in ROTJ, the ****** AT-ST and SSD explosions, Vader gesturing awkwardly after his dialogue was over in ANH...  There's silly stuff in the non-SE's too that makes me laugh when I see it.

Just having a discussion on the twits tonight about that whole acting sequence between Luke/Leia/Han on Endor before Luke bails on the group... 

Such suck there.  Ford holds it together, but as was said to me, it's like some teenage drama thing with Hammil/Fisher's acting in that scene.  It rivals even the worst Padme/Anakin PT dialogue to me.

I don't hate the SE's I guess.  I don't like a lot.  I'd rather have that Jabba DB94 scene than not have it though, for some reason.  I enjoy it.  And hey...  ASP-7 revolutionized Star Wars.  :D

Star Wars Action Figures / Re: Sideshow snow bunny Padme with new head
« on: September 27, 2016, 01:05 AM »
That's not the headsculpt you're looking for though judging by the hair...  The one you pic'd first seemed to be more in line with Padme's look. 

What they accomplish in 1/6 in terms of replicating a realistic human just downsized, is really impressive...  As great as HT is, and SS for that matter, there are (as you showed) smaller companies doing even more amazing things.

1/6 really is a scale that takes these out of the realm of toys and into the realm of models/replicas.

I used to collect some 1/6 WW2 stuff, and it was a slow process but man, did Dragon do amazing stuff.  I remember seeing a German officer figure from like Stalingrad for an anniversary of the battle I think, and he had everything from the assigned extra socks and underwear, to a working miniature pencil, photographs of family, etc.  It's just insane.  Real metal, individual bullets able to be chambered, food, cigarettes...  just unreal.  It's a scale you can really totally immerse yourself in, and just ignore all other scales, and you'll have something new to buy and try out and I think you'd be rarely disappointed.

And that scale just keeps getting better somehow.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 3 (Spoilers)
« on: September 26, 2016, 11:20 PM »
Bast I think says to Vader that "we count 30 Rebel Fighters, but they're so small they're evading our turbolasers", and then Vader says destroying them ship-to-ship. 

That's always made me feel like, for one reason or another, they have a sort of rough count and it's possible there's more, but 30 is believable too.

I've counted the number in the SE approach scene and now I can't recall what I came up with.  That sucks, since it actually means something to a discussion.  ::)

If you mixed in some EU, there's more, but they're staggered out further attempting to draw enemy fighters away from the primary attack plan...  makes sense with the whole drawing their fire thing too.  So it's possible there's more I suppose. 

Fun fact, at least I think this is the case, all the SE X-Wings are "Red 5" markings because I guess they didn't wanna make more than one because $.  So never take everything on screen super serious either.  :)

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2016-17
« on: September 26, 2016, 07:02 PM »
It was great...  Definitely the highlight of that game too as I recall.

The Legacy Collection / Re: Willrow Hood
« on: September 26, 2016, 07:00 PM »
Nothing says keep this a secret like slapping a rebel logo on it...  Stupid Hasblow!

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 3 (Spoilers)
« on: September 25, 2016, 08:04 PM »
Oh no no no....

If anything it simply furthers my title as #KingOfTheDipshits and distances you from ridicule.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Deluxe 2-Packs
« on: September 25, 2016, 06:04 PM »
How dare you attempt that?

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 3 (Spoilers)
« on: September 25, 2016, 05:32 PM »
Only one YW group made the trench run Steve, 2 XW groups did tho.  One YW was present with the falcon and presumably Wedge and Luke escaping the blast.

That doesn't mean that's all there were tho, especially if old EU holds up at all. 

Best way to tell how many YWs were in the movie is widescreen SE as the fleet they send is arriving.  Tough to count but it can be done.  I forget how many now tho.

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