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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: April 27, 2015, 12:52 PM »
I thought he was setting up a revolt against the Lannisters ultimately and Bolton would be just a means to an end, eventually.

I almost think the limited pool of the Japanese stuff may even be more of a draw for me, if I were to delve into 6" scaled stuff at all.  I'd almost prefer that than the temptation of a more elaborate line like Hasbro's going to churn out.  Still, you never know how obscure some of the stuff could get from Japan.  So far it's all been safe bets though, from any of it.  It's still so new.

I like the Hasbro stuff, actually, and have been tempted at times.  It's got flaws, but overall I think it's got some nice stuff even with the "cellulite".  I actually bought my first (and only) 6" figure they make tonight, as I happened upon a Bossk at a Wal-Mart.  Since I like  all things Bossk, I caved.  He's got some ugliness like the knee pins, and the mismatched yellow, but otherwise he's pretty neat.

But if I were to add a whole 1/12 collection, I'd prefer to go the higher end route ultimately.  And the pics seem to imply the two don't jive real well scale-wise either so I'd not want to mix them either.  I think if that were possible I'd be even more tempted, actually.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« on: April 27, 2015, 12:35 AM »
For me, that's some of it, but I never really cared one way or the other on the Vintage ship comparatively to this one...  I just wanted something superior than what we got, ultimately. 

It's basically stamped low-grade plastic, at this point, for $25.  On this particular vehicle it's taken to what felt like a bit of an extreme too, with the two seat thing going on.  It doesn't have a "floor" to speak of, so you can basically just set a couple figures in it.  A lot of what feels like wasted space then taking a bottom out of the equation.

I felt the lack of rolling wheels was a huge disappointment.  Again, no floor, not really as easy to do that either.  The weapons don't move much, and it inhibits it somewhat. 

And of course, it's a fair bit small...  Just all around disappointing.  I was pleased to have gotten it for $20 shipped, but anything more at a store and I'd have returned it once I saw how disappointing it was.  To me it just sucks.  I thought the AT-DP sucked too.

If the transport were more of a box than just basically 2 seats, I'd probably have given it a little more love.  That's where, compared to the vintage one, i think it probably failed the most, to me.  The wheels would be a close 2nd too though.

I liked the TIE Advanced somewhat.  The Phantom I never picked up, so I'm indifferent on it.  I found the TIE kind of fun though.

Saga Legends / Re: Saga Legends "Mission Series" Figure 2-Packs
« on: April 25, 2015, 09:29 PM »
They've clearanced lines before and not killed them.  Perhaps Star Wars is losing real estate while they focus on movie lines like Marvel for now then back with the following reset?

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2014-15
« on: April 25, 2015, 06:02 PM »
Meh I had little hope and yet they exposed flaws in the Rangers.  It made me a little hopeful.  Those game should never have been that close, especially with the lopsided calls.  Rangers can be had by a number of teams.  Ones with more speed for sure.  Montreal and NYI would give fits I think.

I'm kinda pulling for the Sens.  Nice story there.  The Isles too tho their fans are kinda dicks (my experience).

By law I'm not allowed to cheer for Ovie. :)

In the west I'm pulling for the Wild.  Good group.

Scott needs to get a handle on Martin.  He was very disappointing.  No snack before bed.

Oh and insult to injury on Kunitz's lackluster performance, his nanny stole **** from him and tried to hock it.

Theoretically it's as complex for the most part but lacks a lot of the detail.  Japanese companies seem to just have a handle on that.  I'm assuming production numbers greatly vary between them, and that the Japan stuff is probably higher quality materials too.

Han (not there) and the Jawas really look like a nice package at the new price. 

The others, not so much but I will deal.  Agreed on Mosep...  I'm just happy to buy a new cantina alien again, whatever the name.  Like Doallyn's doppelgänger, it'll just be a nice thing to own and buy.

Leia looks snazzy.  I liked boussh as a kid so a nice ultimate version of her is fun.  I wish I knew what ubesians looked like without the helmet.  I would do a custom Boussh before she got to him.

Paul do they still sell the starspeeder?  Just curious. 

Generally in acquisitions you inherit all existing contracts.  They can't just say, "We don't like you and don't want to work with you anymore".  At best they could offer a buy-out but Hasbro wouldn't be inclined to do that I feel sure.

That's not to even say Disney is disappointed in Hasbro.  Collectors are, Disney may not be.  They have a decent working relationship as-is, with the BAD stuff and all.

Disney also may not be inclined to tackle that kind of a business either...  For all the Hasbro bashing, running a property that big isn't like running a line for Game of Thrones or something.  Disney dabbles in toys, but do they have the capacities Hasbro does?  The partnerships?  I dunno.

Given the state of things, I'm not against seeing what Disney would do with it.  Their Star Tours Starspeeder set is a work of art, but it's also getting up there in years.  Hasbro did works of art at one time too, after all.

I love the BAD they do, but that's Hasbro stuff...  Would Disney take over 4"?  I don't even know that they could, as Hasbro paid to do it.  Forget when the contract is up though?

I'm hopeful for basically ANYTHING of good quality.  2007-levels at least.

Short of that, I will be buying a lot less than I'd like to be buying this upcoming year.  And I'll deal with that because, basically, I haven't been buying a ton anyway.

I can't get behind 5POA (sorry Jayson).  While I won't **** on those who are having fun, to me why would I buy a Hoth Han when I have a vastly superior one (two) of that same character?  Now, if they offered me that same Hoth Han I have now, with hip articulation (IE: Brown coat SA with hip articulation), I'd buy THAT.  And I'd pay handsomely for it too.

That's me though... 

Also, if I were to buy 6" figures at all, I'd buy the Japanese ones.  They're vastly superior, so why not?  Pay the extra, and be happier.  Piss on Hasbro's $20 meh.  But I'm still refusing to jump scales, no matter how obvious Hasbro makes it that they want me to jump scales.

The vehicles they're putting out are really tripe too.  That AT-DP was disappointing on every level.  The TIE was ok, passable, so I didn't mind it but won't be buying more of it.  I'm not expecting suddenly to think the vehicles for TFA will be back to the old quality.  Glad I stocked up heavy on Snowspeeders this year when I could.  :-X

It's just a waiting game, but no matter the outcome, I won't be freaking out angry.  Hasbro is hogtied to a degree with China...  They're also hogtied with the market as it stands because, let's face it, 10 years removed from a Star Wars film, collectors aren't the force they used to be.

But FFS can't they just say something?  Just about some plans so we can plan accordingly?  Whatever.  But folks better remember, Darryl was a pretty open guy...  Some of the same people who bitched about him, put him down...  Dude didn't pussyfoot around topics this much.

I've only seen remnants of that AT-DP Pilot wave once...  Never saw a wave after, and not seen anything of the AT-DP Wave since either.  Weird.

$8 kids line, 5 POA?  Yikes.  :)

Glad I'm not into them because, wow that'd hurt.

I'm sure I'll get some TFA stuff, but with sales mostly.  Playing it smart, like ROTS and AOTC before it.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: The Force Awakens Trailers
« on: April 23, 2015, 01:28 AM »
I imagine he played an integral part in Jabba's Palace or Mos Eisley.......

Not in my Star Wars!

In mine, his dad worked in a speeder factory...  Union job.  His mom was a home maker.  He left to join the empire after he graduated high school because he thought he'd turn that around into an education afterwards since they'd cover some of his tuition.  He liked bluemilk smoothies, and was a big fan of a band called Skazz and the Funkals.  He had a girlfriend, but she was cheating on him while he was on deployment with a Gotal kid whose dad owned an importing business on Dovas III.  He'd only find out in a Dear John letter a month after this incident pictured above.  One time, he wrecked his dad's brand new speeder, and blamed it on a neighbor kid and got that kid into big trouble.

The only remarkable thing about him is he didn't die from this awesome still shot, but he had a permanent disability.  He had to take a clerical position thereafter, and was pretty happy to do so because he got f'n blown up.  He realized he'd not be re-upping as soon as his time was up.

That's his story.  He's just a dude.  A dude who got blown up, and made for a pretty awesome still shot in a Star Wars movie.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: The Force Awakens Trailers
« on: April 22, 2015, 06:51 PM »
I love this (flying through the air) guy, and want to write his backstory.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: April 21, 2015, 06:39 PM »
Yeah Sansa's hair color was changed, so clearly Littlefinger is wanting to keep her hidden for the most part in his travels.  He wanted Brienne dead.  He's not a loose strings kinda guy.

I watched the Chaos is a Ladder speech prior to watching the first episode of the new season.  My fav speech on the show maybe. :)

Good episode...  Didn't delve into Dorn a lot, but was interesting to see where that's headed.  Dr. Bashir seems like a good guy so I won't expect him to survive long.

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