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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: August 11, 2016, 11:38 PM »
And it's already online...

The droid gives me a very HK-47 feel.  not physically, but personality-wise.  I love it.  My fav KOTOR character hands down, and a great action figure too.  That's gonna be a kick ass figure, even if it's 5 POA.

The fairly early shot of the Destroyer over the Jedha (assuming) city?  I love it...  That fortress look with the Imp Citadel poking out of it...  It reminds me VERY much (so much of this film/characters/stuff in general) of something from DF2: Jedi Knight, where Katarn went back to a city on his home planet that was overrun by the Empire, and had an Imperial pre-fab fortification with a big tower in it established in a war torn city...  This feels like there's a lot of EU overtones to it in weird ways.  Small things, nothing major really, just little stuff.  The Imperial droid not only reminds me of HK47 but also 8T-88, Dark Troopers (Phase I-ish), and some other stuff here and there. 

The Imperial (assuming) shuttles with quad folding wings...  Less a personnel vehicle, more a materials transport?  Again, a lot to take in.

The Imperial Hover Tank/Transport (Looks dual-purpose for sure) reminds me of some very old EU design elements, and then it has a very WW2 tank look to it too...  StgIII look to it, with the low profile and hatches and such.

So much cool.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
« on: August 11, 2016, 11:16 PM »
Also, got a Marine sample from Hiya to review...  Look for that soon.  It's an interesting mixed bag.  Mostly good, but not without some room for improvement.  We'll have a front page story up on it after my vacation is done.

I was JUST coming in to post about this too Scockery...

What shows overseas OFTEN shows here.  So here's to hoping.  I'd buy a good half dozen of those, seriously.  Rebels need Quonset huts.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Prince of Persia Toys from MacFarlane Toys
« on: August 11, 2016, 11:13 PM »
After reading about the architecture of Jedha, I'm so glad I picked up those PoP playsets super cheap. :P  Sounds like they'll do nicely for Rogue One displays.  Hint hint you can still find them by Searching On Amazon.


Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: August 11, 2016, 10:56 PM »
I loved it...  warring and whoring but never boring.

It gave it some sort of feel for how the pacing/story's going to roll along I felt.  It's going to show the Empire as the military tyranny it is and kind of take it out of that more fairy tale "Good vs. Evil" feel the classic films have to them...  I feel like it's going to give the every day war its face, or sorts, that the movies haven't really been about.  At least that is the vibe I get somewhat.

I thought the effects looked great, the AT-ACT getting pinged on the face with a shoulder-fired launcher was great.  I'm very excited for this.

I'm hearing a little of both...  My kids saw it, love DC stuff, and thought it was good. 

Perhaps a little too much pre-release hype.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Restoring Playsets and Vehicles
« on: August 10, 2016, 06:02 PM »
They're free downloads.  I recommend taking them to an office store or whatnot for a better laser print quality then.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Restoring Playsets and Vehicles
« on: August 9, 2016, 10:55 PM »
Yeah he's been around since the old FFURG email listserver (holy moly) customizing days.  I've kept his rebel imperial logo sheet handy for eons.  It's useful for customizing.

Rogue One / Re: The Playset Thread
« on: August 8, 2016, 09:10 PM »
They're already miles ahead...  Injection molding with a high grade plastic, etc.  already fulfilled initial run.  Their stuff is outstanding.

Rogue One / Re: The Playset Thread
« on: August 8, 2016, 02:00 AM »
You should check out a story we did recently on Galactic Trading Post's "Space Walls".  This is more in tune with what you want for a display. They're 1/12 but are working on other things.  It's in the story here:

They're quality pieces, I can attest.  No fuss no muss, and endlessly customizable.  Basically only limited by your budget but not expensive for what they are by any means. 

Hearing a lot of Ahsoka wave hitting too...  Good timing for us, bad for Target.

The Force Awakens / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: August 4, 2016, 11:40 PM »
Got Han and Nien Numbnuts on Hasbro's Ebay store...  Now, they need to get in Ackbar and Tassu, maskless Kylo and Stormie Sqd Leader and I'm set.

A friend and I were talking about this...  he had some fairly legit reasons why he cancelled, not the least of which was simply him not being a huge CW/PT fan so like only 2 out of the set appealed to him.  I get it.  I really am like Jedipurge, in that this is stuff we've already been paying these prices for, plus free shipping, so hey, whatevs.

The pink one, I'm thankful is different from the R2-KT figure we already have...  Rebuying a droid would be beyond irksome.  It's similar enough as it is, but at least it's still very different too.  I'm happy with that.  I wish this stuff was cheaper but it isn't, and it won't be either, no matter what level of bitching comes.  Hasbro's answer to this dilemma was scrapping articulation almost completely.  I don't like that.

That said, and Jeff's been running some polls on Twitter (You can see the Twitter Feed for JD on the right side of the front page if you weren't aware), and in relation to one, I'd really like to see the line go to 07-ish levels in terms of articulation...  Be selective.  And drop prices closer to $10/figure.  It's still a hike at a decrease in "quality" in some respect, and some figures will hurt more than others (salt shaker Padme's, which I'd be fine to never buy another one), but at least we'd maybe be back on track as a line collectors and kids alike can enjoy and at prices that are at least bearable for most people.

I mean in 07 the figures were great.  Some had something you wanted, but didn't get, but you still got the figure and liked it enough ya know?  like Academy Biggs for instance.  I think of things like the Saga AT-AT Driver and DS Gunner, and man those are GOOD figures I still army build when available, and they didn't have waist articulation, ankle articulation, and they had angle-cut elbows...  They're, IMHO, pretty flawless figures though.  That as the "standard" would be fine by me.  I'd have loved it if that was as articulated as any TFA figure got, actually.

TFA, I want good figures for that movie as much as any other line... If some are lacking knees, but have good arm poseability?  Or if some have knees but the elbows are angle-cuts, and maybe no waist joint?  I'm ecstatic.  And I'd pay $10 per and buy 'em all most likely.  I'd be back into army building.

Hell I never left, I am paying $13 per and not out, I just wish I wanted the 5POA stuff more than I do, and I don't want it hardly at all.  That line just isn't my bag and this year reinforced it to me.  I haven't really cared when I can't find something.  I wanted Ackbar, and yet I don't have him, and I don't care either.  If he had elbow and wrist joints, I'd be moping though.   :-\

Looks like something is afoot as the pics aren't there.

Saw 'em earlier...  Cool looking figures.  6" guys get all the love. :)  These looked really good I thought.

Rogue One / Re: The Playset Thread
« on: August 3, 2016, 09:41 PM »
Yup, it sounds like at least someone at Hasbro has them on their radar...  I only hope people buy them if (when?) they come to fruition.  If they're hallways, I'll be shocked. :P

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