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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Anything
« on: November 19, 2014, 01:38 AM »
#1 is really the #1...  Old people don't understand the interwebs.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The let's get JediMAC to post again thread
« on: November 18, 2014, 09:01 PM »
Forgot we have a birthday thread.  :'(

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 18, 2014, 08:59 PM »
I was wondering if it's the same tank, but thought not because that tank seemed to be in an open intersection whereas the S1 tank was in a section of the city surrounded by buildings.  I didn't want to say for sure it was the S1 tank then, but definitely noticed that there was a tank there.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars: Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« on: November 18, 2014, 08:58 PM »
Hah, well my stroke is mild. :P  I'm more just miffed that these are lower in quality than the Class I with figures we got not long ago.  Seriously I think those are just superior quality overall. 

And glad I saved you some $ Jeff...  They're iffy at this price IMO.  On sale, they're fine maybe.

I'm going to get the Stormie transport and custom it (it's WWWAAAAAYYYY underscaled) into something of a support vehicle for the actual transports.  The transport would be an ideal project for someone to try.  All angular, very little to it at all that's rounded.  It's very doable with simple cuts or in a *cough*3Dprogram*cough* if someone were so inclined.  It's simplistic, to say the least.  Something I'd like to tackle in the future as it's a very logical design too.

In X-Wing, TIE Fighter, etc., the Stormtroopers have a space transport used to board vessels...  It's very similar, only built to fly out of an atmosphere obviously.  It's another thing that's been on my to-do list.  I'd like to try both now.

It's funny that the new transport will be significantly smaller than the original vintage transport.  :-X  That one is far closer to the proper size.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars: Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« on: November 18, 2014, 01:11 AM »
I tried a TIE Pilot in the TIE, and he flops about comically because it's ultimately designed for the limited figures to work in it I guess.  I wish the seat were a little more snug (control consoles on the sides, little less wide).

The DP I have, I think it's fine functionally speaking, but when you move the legs the pins to hold them in simply loosen up.  I don't see any production issues on them (bad mold pulls or whatnot).  It just seems ill-conceived to me.   :-\  I'm probably going to get another for customizing purposes so I'll check then.

From what I can see, when you move the legs, the pins simply shift out a bit... They don't pop off, but the walker becomes looser at the hip joints (the only joints, for that matter).

I'm ok with the articulation mind you...  It never bothered me that it wasn't hyper jointed like the AT-ST that requires "fixing".  I'm more miffed the main drive body and the cockpit aren't as big as they really should be.  That's my only real gripe.  They could be just a tad bigger and it'd be significantly better.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars: Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« on: November 17, 2014, 10:58 PM »
Fiddling with the TIE, wow...  Just wow.  ::)

5 POA has officially somehow ruined vehicle cockpits too.  The seats aren't raised at all, and it really screws with how a better figure sits/fits in there.  I'd have to make my own seat for this thing to look/feel right I think.  I dunno.  The TIE is definitely pretty slick by comparison to the AT-DP but not by any grand margin.

I kinda wish they'd just go back to Class I and ditch the Class II line...  I'd rather a more solid mini-rig with a figure, than the more flimsy stuff. 

And man, the Class II make that giant X-Wing look like a work of art, by comparison.  It has the same plastic, only thicker, and the same "hollow" design under the wings and such, but as a toy goes, if I'm a kid and I'm offered that X-Wing or the AT-DP, I'm going X-Wing all the time and for about $10 more.

The TIE is definitely better, and I think the Phantom from a toy perspective probably ranks around the same as the TIE (not my cup of tea, but I think it's probably around the same quality).  The AT-DP really let me down though.  Just...  cheap.  It's cheap in every way.

The Sequel Trilogy / The Force Awakens Trailers
« on: November 17, 2014, 09:07 PM »
Sooner, rather than later?

If "trailer spoilers" are a thing ( ??? ), don't read that article.

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Jar Jar in the Senate
« on: November 17, 2014, 09:06 PM »
The turd that won't flush.

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Jar Jar in the Senate
« on: November 17, 2014, 03:51 PM »
Tarpals gets offed in TCW actually. 

The Nass issue I dunno.  Padme wasn't allowed to hold a senate position as queen tho so maybe same for Gungans?

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars: Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« on: November 17, 2014, 02:08 PM »
I don't even know that they're bigger!  They're mostly air, haha.

The AT-DP really deflated me.  It was the top vehicle, and one of the only toys, I was looking forward to this year.  It's not what I was hoping for.

Now, I opened the TIE/A Prototype last night when I got home just out of curiosity.  it's a little more solid than the AT-DP, and the cockpit's believable but they made the seat flat to accommodate the 5POA figures, and the lower hull portion snapped in separate...  I'd have preferred something a little more realistic with the seating.  The interior's neat though, there's detail...  There seems like a little more umph to this ship than the AT-DP I guess.

The Phantom's way underscaled and I'm not even buying.  I could design better (it's all angles) myself I think.  The TIE is the winner then for me so far...  The AT-DP has customizing potential I think, and could be something different than an AT-DP, but as the show's version of the walker it doesn't work.  Not unlike the AT-AP that came out...  Just too small.

And yes, flimsy!  The legs wobble and stuff.  It stands, but the plugs they give you to hold the legs in, they're not well made and come loose easily.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Deluxe Line
« on: November 17, 2014, 02:30 AM »
Blue coat arguments, at this point, are only fair game for the nostalgia argument...  The accuracy argument's a done deal though.  Buy the costumes book that's out there...  not to mention the myriad of photos Scott's posted for years that proved it, but now LFL's definitively published the information too.

Nostalgia of the vintage figure I get, but accuracy should be paramount on a $20 figure like this.

Where's Scott when I need him?   ::)

Oh, and BTW, FFS on the phantom hanging holster thing if they did that...  Ugh.  I hate that stuff on 4" figures, much less "premium" toys like this.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 16, 2014, 01:01 PM »
Yeah that was how I took that too.  Not to mention they're all traumatized by what happened to them and I figure the mother was just trying to escape this brutality she can't deal with and is stuck in.  Rash decision on her part but she probably was not in a good frame of mind...  It's like Shane and others wanting to leave but Carol wanting to stay to find her daughter who in all likelihood was dead...  Thinking emotionally...  The immediate threats didn't compute.

I often think "what if" about Shane and if he were still with Rick.  I think he'd be Rick's biggest asset,especially with Laurie dead.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars: Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« on: November 16, 2014, 12:52 PM »
Finally got to open my ATDP...  Have to say its definitely under scaled and Hasbro has cut corners like mad on this line.  Compare to a vehicle from 2011...  Wow what a difference in every way from deco to number of parts to even plastic used and how thick parts are.  I'm kind of shocked all it takes for a positive glowing review is a cockpit that holds a figure.  Otherwise this is honestly a very cheap toy.

It has some good points too like detail in the sculpt, and on the concave parts Hasbro added greeblies and little details to make you notice less how they cheaped out. 

The cockpit and drive section is where they really cut back though and what brings it down for me.  The drive section is completely hollow and both it and the cockpit needed to only be just a tad wider and longer to make it a more impressively scaled toy.  As it stands it has some customizing potential to me but as-is won't do and requires everything from a paint job (even just so light won't pass through the cheaper plastic) to maybe changing up the weapons and things since it is definitely too small.  The cartoon is establishing these as taller than ATST's and ATM the ATST is a behemoth by comparison.

It has a place in my collection, but not quite as what the show intended IMO.  It'll be something different once I'm done.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Wave 7 (2015 Wave 1)
« on: November 14, 2014, 05:30 PM »
Bossk will be my first 6" fig and the only one barring a nice Tarkin or Rebel Troopers.  Bossk looks good tho. 

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Deluxe Line
« on: November 14, 2014, 05:29 PM »
The costume book 100% confirms Han's coatis brown but Hasbro still leans to blue on figs. Wtf?  On the 5 POA stuff for nostalgia fine but now that the debate is officially over they need to get their poop together on this issue and stick to film accuracy.

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