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Messages - Jesse James

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Yeah, what Rob said...  I think they were looking to immediately start creating some kind of re-use base from their toolings ala the 4".

Though a friend did say to me via text during the show, "Wow, already dipping into the 'paint it black and call it something cool' gimmick" and I had to laugh a bit.  It did take them quite a while to catch onto that hook in the 4" line, haha.  That kinda stuff pays for new stuff though, as the lines go, so oh well.

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Eh, that could be worse really.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic Con 2014
« on: July 26, 2014, 06:23 PM »
I didn't really care for most of the Legends/MIssion Series outside the IG Concept Droid/Devronian set, and the AT-DP Pilot.  The rest I feel are inferior to the previous figures they have or I'm just not into their animated looks where applicable...  Oh and I did like Phase I Gree there, and will buy him.  I'd love to customize that into a poseable trooper.  Just wish the helmet were removable.

I'm ok with the Black Series 4" figures they showed, but it was about as exciting as the past waves of 4" TBS figures have been, so yeah...  It is what it is.  That said, I loved the Clone Commanders and they make me wish for a Phase I Rex, Phase I Cody, Bly, the aforementioned Gree Phase I, some of the recurring troopers like Fives and Echo, etc., etc., etc.  I'd love realistic updates of one and all of them.

I thought the Rebels Vehicles were the highlight (still from Toy Fair) for me, haha.  The Stormtrooper Transport ultimately underwhelmed me some, and didn't come close to generating the buzz (for me anyway) the AT-DP did.  I'm glad they made it though.  It'll work as something and I still will be buying one.

6" doesn't interest me (though I will buy Bossk I believe), however I think the detail, quality, and effort is obvious.  It's a well done line, I just prefer 4" scale and will go down with the ship as it were.  If I were NEW to the hobby?  I'd be all over the 6" right now, and I think that's what the main goal is...  If you're new you're bound to gravitate to that, and they want new blood in this line.  If you're old school you may also gravitate to it but I think they know they won't get everyone to move over.  I think they're getting many though.  They also mentioned kids taking to the line and that's important, and surprising.

I think our Q&A had some interesting insights and answers...  A big thanks again to Darth_Anton (Anthony) for taking time out of his con time to go do that, and photos.  Also a big thanks to solrac (Carlos) for taking time out of HIS time as well to take photos.  Both guys have been a blast to collaborate with again on SDCC Coverage for us.  And they're always super mellow about helping out.  No stress or anything, they just seem to always get it done and are always so concise and thorough.  It's really amazing!

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars: Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« on: July 26, 2014, 06:11 PM »
Yeah it's not as nice as I wished for, but it's interesting and different enough I'll buy one and use it for something else.  I fully intend a scaled one of my own at some point.  Love the design and purpose, just think Hasbro's doesn't meet the bar that things like the AT-DP set.  That thing is all kinds of rockin'.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Mission Series
« on: July 26, 2014, 06:10 PM »
I thought they were just more 5POA figures, not really more vintage than any of the other 5POA figures coming.  I think IG-88 even has a removable bandolier possibly?  I couldn't tell by the pics really, but it looks like maybe it is.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Hero Series Millennium Falcon
« on: July 26, 2014, 06:08 PM »
That's been my point though...  YOU aren't supposed to. :)

The only adult I could see wanting this is someone who models and wants to fit it into that, or someone using it for gaming (it may fit the miniatures in terms of scale).  For collectors it's rubbish.  I think it looks ok, but I'd rather a BMF given the choice.

But a BMF's what, $200 or more on the last time it was released?  And this is $60?  Which one would gram buy for her grandson who's a Star Wars nut?  Ya know?  Plus I bet the margin on it is HIGH.  I bet it was far less than $60 to make.  Just taking a stab at that.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic Con 2014
« on: July 25, 2014, 11:23 PM »
Yeah I'm not disappointed either, but not cartwheeling...  It's ok.  It's not been a big shock or anything amazing is all.  And I'm not upset with that, but I'm not impressed either really. 

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I like it.  I'm serious.  I want 2 of everyone but Vader and Bacca.   :-\  I'm apparently easy.

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Joe Defender / Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Joes
« on: July 25, 2014, 10:44 PM »
I'm not big on the Jumbo figs, but I think they're a  neat idea for those who dig 'em.

I thought it was sort of funny (in a purely sad way) that these were the only footprint GI Joe left more or less.   :-\

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: July 25, 2014, 10:43 PM »
We want you to get off your butt, and check out this gallery of goodness for...  Acid Rain - The War Under Pollution


Clicky The Mechy

I'm all-in.

The lack of Star Wars stuff for the next 6 months was more than enough to push me to order more of these.  I'll be picking them up next pay I do believe.

Uh, thanks Hasbro then?  ???

Seriously I'm not even down on Hasbro.  I have plenty to buy from them, just not a ton, and that frees up money for me to enjoy other stuff, and so I shall.  So thank you! :)

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic Con 2014
« on: July 25, 2014, 06:45 PM »
my email right now haha

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Other Collectibles / Re: Hallmark Ornaments
« on: July 25, 2014, 06:33 PM »
Jawa I think was just a decoration.  A big, weird, decoration.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic Con 2014
« on: July 25, 2014, 06:16 PM »
Our Q&A is in, courtesy of Darth_Anton, and Hasbro was pretty open but not about everything.  Anthony DID knock out all questions we sent in, and so we'll have that posted as soon as possible.

Thanks to Anthony, and Solrac (Carlos Mercado) for taking care of ALL of our photo galleries, floor work, Q&A, and just generally putting up with all the requests and demands we've made on their OWN time at this show.  This is to be a vacation for these poor guys and they're working for us, and the site, so that's really a huge effort on their part.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic Con 2014
« on: July 25, 2014, 05:34 PM »
Yeah new head is all there on Chewbacca, growling (yawning?) at whoever.  He should come with a medal. :)

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Sounds like the EE order my local buddy made is on its way.  Finally some new friggin' toys to play with! :)  I mean pose.  :-[

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