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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: December 20, 2016, 01:25 AM »
On the Blue Squadron thing, that was the original color of Red Squadron, but because of the blue screen filming, blue didn't do too well with the effects shots and red replaced it and all that stuff...  Thus some Rebel Pilots still sport the blue logos on the buckets and stuff, but were only filmed hopping into lifesize props and didn't have the starfield background and stuff.

Anyway, I just found it neat that Blue Squad was who basically got wiped out at Scarrif...  it felt like some kind of homage to include them but not seemingly have many, if any, of them make it back to Yavin and be at the Death Star battle there.

I really enjoyed the entire fighter combat...  They did a superb job with that.  The fighters skipping off the shields (something that should've happened at Endor, and was in the radio dramas and I believe the novel), the sound of the Imperial fighter spiraling and crashing, the U-Wing being a sort of fighter transport that could pull multiple duties, the X-Wings darting into the shield around the transport before it could close off, the formation flying (lots of OT nods with it, but with a good deal more maneuvering and such), Red 5 "explanation"...  I loved the Hammerhead corvette making itself useful... 

And I really want to watch it again now and just confirm but I swear those Rebel Transports are firing...  They actually are doing something!  Hooray!  Finally answering the question WTF were they doing at the battle of Endor?  I always thought maybe they're there to pick up ejected pilots or just act as clutter, floating bombs (didn't do much to the devastator when that one crashed into it though).  Just all around, the space combat was epic.  Best battle in any Star Wars film, for me, and I thought TFA's were pretty epic and well done.

Gareth Edwards gets a lot of the OT...  I have to hand it to him.  You can tell he was living those battles with his action figures too, when he was young...  not now that he's old like the rest of us, and we call it "posing" of course...  right? right?  ??? :-X :-[

Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars Posters
« on: December 19, 2016, 10:47 PM »
Thanks Jayson...  I never owned a nice poster before, haha.  May have to frame it or something.

Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars Posters
« on: December 19, 2016, 01:21 AM »
Got my poster...  It's big and double sided.  It's like the ones in the theater.  Does that make it basically a theatrical poster?  Just curious from those of you with a more keen knowledge of this hobby.  I it's big and sorta heavier for a poster too compared to cheap store bought posters I have anyway.

Just thought I'd ask.  I see efranks got his too and posted it ok

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: December 18, 2016, 08:53 PM »
Jyn in her head scarf?  The captured Rebel Pilots?  Lotta stuff gutted.

More when I get to a computer but yeah, saw again and loved it as much.  Would like to catch it a 3rd time.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: December 16, 2016, 12:58 AM »
Wow I think the walking is the coolest part about it, personally.  It seems like it works well too.  It's why I kinda would like one.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: December 16, 2016, 12:42 AM »
I loved it, and honestly has to be in my top 3 and possibly 2 star wars films.  A perfect compliment to ANH in every way.  I saw several ghost cameos but don't recall it on Yavin IV.  They did call for General Syndulla though. 

I thought the Jedha street fight was gritty and realistic.  Again so glad I grabbed those Prince of Persia playsets cheap because they will work for that.

I loved the hammerhead corvettes from TOR and then Rebels sacrificing itself... 

And I swear I saw R2MK in one of the hangar shots on Yavin.  Could be wrong, but man I wanna be right.

Oh and Juggernaughts in the Empire?  Awesome.  Tarkin and Leia?  Awesome.  Vader?  Awesome.  They didn't name the planet but I'm hoping that was indeed Mustafar.  And Vader has a butler?  Awesome.

Blue squadron basically wiped out?  Nice inside joke of sorts there. 

Oh YWings bombing ****?  Awesome.  I loved seeing the ATACTs brought down not easily but by more than tow cables.  This blasters don't cut it but lasers apparently can. 

K2SO...  Fantastic.

I'd say if I haves complaint, it's that I want far more black series 3.75" figs than we'll get from this movie.  I want every Rebel, Imperial, and any other figure I could get from this film... In triplicate. :(

Other Toy Lines / Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
« on: December 14, 2016, 02:06 AM »

Hiya went nutty and posted a gallery of paint master pics of the APC...  and seemingly accidentally revealed it will light up in the C/O's command seat!  That is a ton of toy greatness.  I'm buying two, minimum.

Apparently I missed something.   ???

I'm signed up for Pulse but also just about everything else Hasbro has you sign up for too, for the site, so not sure why some get and some don't on this.  I have gotten past surveys from them but nothing this "collector focused" really.  At least not directly towards basic figures.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: December 8, 2016, 11:51 PM »
Well you never buy on the first visit, and the second I assume he's just gathering more info after scoping similar local properties...  I expect his third visit he'll have his contractor perform an inspection but he's applied for his loan at this point, and is prepping an offer.

I have been told the numeric values vary in the surveys by a couple people now too...  They asked me about 3.75" TVC at $10.99 which blew my mind, but I guess they've asked about it as high as $14.99  if your survey had some variation to it.  Weird but I guess they want to see how far some are willing to go.

I like that too.  A really nice "Bespin" display in general for figures and such from that locale...  I'd buy too.  What materials were used?

Unfortunately "I want everything, for nothing, and don't care if you take a bath on something if it's something that makes me happy" wasn't an option I recall on the survey. :P

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