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Messages - Jesse James

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: March 20, 2015, 02:40 PM »
For basically $20 shipped to my door, I ordered the transport rather than debate buying one if I should see it in a store.  If it sucks, meh, $20 won't kill me I guess.  I'll make it into something cooler maybe.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
« on: March 19, 2015, 12:22 AM »
Straight from the source, they'll have 3 USCMarines and the Power Loader, then back to World War II figures.

3 Marines is a nice grouping, and the loader itself is obviously all kinds of kick ass.

Their Spring Offensive Germans were mixed reviewed though, so I'm sort of curious to see how they do with the USCM.  The headscuplts were so-so and the webbing didn't fit right, but aside from that they were SA soldiers, and decent.  Not quite 21st or FOV quality but not too many steps from it either.

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Yeah I'm cool with it, and it helps collectors not freak over those obscure guys we've not gotten and the remakes we still want.  I'd love to see them kinda avoid OT over PT on it, but they paid for all of it so it is what it is.

Seeing some old guard mixed in with the new though, that'll be neat if it comes to fruition.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Sequel Trilogy Speculation
« on: March 18, 2015, 05:53 PM »
Seeing quite a few stories around today that JJ Abrams may be back for Episode IX...  Wonder why the break for VIII?

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I wish we had a "favorite" option here because I'd have done so for Jeff's post.

I would also add to your post that an OT figure could be in the mix with TFA figures...  That's interesting too.  Mixing old/new together in a movie year will be interesting and maybe ease up that ice jam of figures and how we'll get our (Insert wished for OT figure here) when a new movie is out every year.

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Star Wars Universe / Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« on: March 17, 2015, 10:49 PM »
He's not been in best of health too and I'm thinking for some reason his doing the trilogy was even up in the air.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
« on: March 17, 2015, 06:57 PM »
You can get them on BlackSheepToys eBay store too, but beyond those two places I've never seen them anywhere else.

Might I add, the aliens all come with eggs, a nice sizable base that looks like grated deck plating, and a face hugger...  You seriously can't beat stuff like that.  Those are sweet accessories to pack in with an alien and similar to how Microman's alien figures were done.  No chestbursters is all. :(

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
« on: March 17, 2015, 02:52 PM »
Voted but I honestly don't care which Marines they make, just make some f'n Marines! :)

And again, I cannot recommend people get the Aliens enough...  Get them, have them hanging in your Cantina or whatnot.  Let them stalk your figures.

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Other Collectibles / Re: Revoltech Star Wars Figures
« on: March 17, 2015, 02:46 PM »
Often times, with companies like that, you can contact them directly and they'll send a replacement.  Just a heads up.

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Assuming this all pans out as said, I've ordered enough of the Wave 7 individuals I'm splitting with a local that it'll work out fine for us...  Either I'll order a case of 8 and just be done, or individuals, or whatever.  I'm not terribly concerned either way, but the 8 case breakdown is total ass.

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If it's to fix it, great...

Wave 8's still far more important to me, with Mosep and Han Carbo.  I'll take the Clones and spread 'em around I guess.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: March 16, 2015, 07:32 PM »
Saw a possible MkI Speeder variant (The Raptor) sporting some big ass guns on top...  Not sure I'm down with this.  I have one MkI, and while it's neat and on a bit more affordable side as far as these go, it's also small and features a lot less "fun" than the big mofos.

I'm glad I have one, but variants would be hard for me to support unless it's something significant.

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Star Wars Universe / Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« on: March 13, 2015, 03:10 PM »
It's been fun reading people's impressions of the concept art Iger showed...  "There's no X-Wings!  It's clearly not X-Wing Rogues and something different!"

Or, ya know, they fight outside their ships and stuff too, like they did in comics, novels, and games.   :-X

Which it very well could be anything else too, but just sayin' the name certainly makes one assume it'll be the elite pilots doing something.  2 hours of flight would be kind of a weird film though.

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Star Wars Universe / Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« on: March 12, 2015, 11:20 PM »
Exactly...

I think fans are in for MAJOR bitch-fests online because this is gonna be boom boom boom type of distribution, nothing like we've ever experienced with Star Wars as a toy line, ever really.

Star Wars is maybe unique too, in that the collecting world DEMANDS the most obscure of figures...  How slighted are they going to feel?  It's impossible for Hasbro to have some kind of dedicated line of obscurity for collectors, but collectors will assume "they can make anything, and just don't to piss us off and ruin the line!", as collectors tend to be.  I don't think super hero lines have had the level of obscurity to them that Star Wars does, and they're really the only lines to compare to since there seems to be new hero flicks out every year.

At this point I just don't see the time for Hasbro to delve into these deep character pools till the next blitz is on...  Getting main characters done nicely may be a stretch even, much less these obscure droids, aliens, and troopers that we all will want.  I don't see how it's possible really unless they don't distinguish lines and Star Wars in the toy aisle is kind of generic?  But the packaging is the advertising, so I don't see that happening either.

I agree completely, how they shake this stuff out is far more interesting to me than anything.  Uncharted waters, again.  I know what I want, but I'm not really banking on much of it in terms of scale or quality.   :-\  I'm just sort of rolling with the punches though. 

It doesn't take a crystal ball to predict a segment of the buying public will be vocally upset with whatever winds up happening though.   :-X

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It's because of the Ebay CD's FFURG took them down, actually.  People were selling them, either via CD or alone, rather than sharing freely.  Became a real hassle.

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