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Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: July 22, 2016, 03:33 PM »
Guess the Vader Helmet wasn't easy to scan...  The team felt really inspired by the Figure Photography Contest they ran, and I can see why.  Some of that stuff was insane.  Some of it used Galactic Trading Post "Space Walls" too for hyper realism I noticed.  :P

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Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: July 22, 2016, 03:26 PM »
Talking SDCC Exclusives... kind of a lull.

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Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: July 22, 2016, 03:24 PM »
New metal helmets coming...  Sabine & Vader from Rebels (stylized so Vader looks all McQuarrie-ish) and Boussh/Boba helmets.  I'm kinda into these I think.

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Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: July 22, 2016, 03:23 PM »
The Lando Figure's cape looks pretty intricate.  The higher the scale on that material, the tougher that job would get I think. 

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Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: July 22, 2016, 03:23 PM »
And the Fans' Choice Winner is Jaina Solo.  GRRRRR  RAWR!   :-X

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Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: July 22, 2016, 03:17 PM »
So much stuff...  6" Royal Guard, sculpted armor underneath Kir Kanos style.  6" Lando Bespin!

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Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: July 22, 2016, 03:12 PM »
6" Tusken Raider!

Looks awesome, and will have interchangeable staff blades so you can make different gaffi sticks it appears. :)

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Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: July 22, 2016, 03:09 PM »
6" Qui Gon Jinn and Hera Syndulla...  Hera looks awesome BTW.  Makes me wish I had a good 3.75" figure of her, realistic styled. :(

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Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: July 22, 2016, 03:02 PM »
11 people on the panel.  ???  Seems excessive.  :-X  Coming in force to defend?  ;D

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Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: July 22, 2016, 02:57 PM »
Sitting here waiting for Hasbro stuff...  We're going to try to keep up with it on the front page like before, for coverage as it rolls in.  This is always a bear to do when you have an actual job you should be at. :P

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Yeah, times are a changing.  I keep hoping they move out of China, but that's a complex socioeconomic issue, and hey, we can't change squat on that.

I'm where Jeff is...  I buy because it supports what I like to buy.  There isn't that much of what I like to buy, so it doesn't sting tooooo bad.  A little maybe.  Like I said earlier though, I buy Acid Rain stuff and this is cheap by comparison.  I got a $115 toy from them from EE in the mail just today, and I plan to buy 2 more (at least) if I'm able to fit it into my budget.

I have 3 things from BBTS coming from that line too.  I have Aliens 4" stuff on the way...  Everything kinda kicked me in the nuts at once there, but if you like it enough you'll pay for it till you see it as simply not worth the other things you're giving up to have it, I guess.

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I'm not gonna start an Adam Pile-On because I imagine he's seeing some of the backlash over the pre-reveal talk and so on, but yeah...  I never agreed with him on articulation.  The only excuse to cut articulation is to cut costs.

If your figure doesn't stand because there's "too much articulation", that is more your fault, or the figure doesn't have ankle joints and the ankles/feet are sculpted like **** (Armorless Clone from 30AC line, I'm looking at you). :P

And if your figure is falling apart that's a design flaw, as there are ample hyper articulated figures that don't fall apart because they were designed properly.  It's much more the exception than the rule there.

For me, GI Joe was everything in the 80's, and Star Wars was only good for giving cool vehicles and monsters for GI Joe to fight (or a cool cloth coat and pistol, to my favorite Joe figure who needed cold weather gear and a pistol that was somehow cooler because it was tiny and more easily lost).

I get "retro" figure love though, but retro figures need retro sculpts to really feel nostalgic, and I consider them a wholly separate thing to just dumbing down articulation on a toy.

This is a whole separate topic though to debate endlessly.

Hasbro cut articulation simply because figures were too expensive to produce in the land of, not just rising, but quickly spiking labor costs.  Sucks for us.  :-\

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« on: July 21, 2016, 08:20 PM »
I needed this lighthearted banter.  Thank you.

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Yeah I haven't really seen anyone bashing the price, just the perceived value. There are pros and cons in the set, it all comes down to how you look at it.

Exactly.

Perceived value here is everything at this point, with the line in general I think.  I really think the effort to build anticipation did a disservice.    :-\  Drop this as a "surprise" and you probably get some murmuring on price and otherwise happiness.

While I don't agree that I'd compare these to the TFA basic line, I also don't look at them and think $13 is a steal by any means.  $10 per I'd obviously be a much happier man, but hey, like I've said, same price as Disney Droids built at the park.  I'm ok with that, so why wouldn't I order this set?  That's my rationale on it ultimately.  Plus I don't buy much Star Wars stuff, or I wait for sales if I do want certain things but don't see that value in them at full price, and so I figure dropping $80 on this is not that big a deal for me at this moment.

Now if I were buying TONS of Star Wars figures and this cropped up...  eh...  I'd be him-hawing it because of budget reasons I suppose.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« on: July 21, 2016, 03:41 PM »

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