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Messages - Jesse James

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Lee and Cushing basically shaped my childhood and my love of horror films.  Some of the only DVD's I keep are Hammer Horror to watch at Halloween, and this day stings just like it did when Cushing died.

Above their films though, both guys were incredible stage actors.

I can't imagine either character from Star Wars being played by someone else.

LEGO / LEGO 2016
« on: June 11, 2015, 02:16 PM »
Well, according to the article revealing the first TFA toys, the Buildable First Order Stormtrooper won't be available till 2016, so we have our first set for next year already. :)

80+ parts to it?  Those Buildable figures have a bit more to them than I thought they'd be, as far as a kit goes.

I like the box too...  The tray separating everything and so forth.  It's a lot better than the glorified cardback they're using now for 6" figures.

I won't buy, but I dig it.

I think the colors and art are nice too, though not what the regular line will look like, no?

I have to admit, I always like the 6" stuff and this is the point I start to feel left out, but I just can't jump into a big line like that.  Still, there's that part of me feels like I'm missing the fun.

I'd agree with that, though I think Wolffe's head is probably relatively proportional to his body.

Rex's helmet is definitely on the small side.  Then again everyone seemed to bitch about removable helmets being too large, sooooo?  I dunno.  I'd take a removable helmet any day, and let the people who complain about it just deal with it, but that's just me.  I consider that a bigger flaw since Rex really is more than a regular Clone, and spends so much time helmetless.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2015
« on: June 11, 2015, 02:10 PM »
I'd like to see more too, but who knows, since it's getting close to release time they may show quite a bit?  Then again the line may only have non-spoiler-ish stuff in it anyway, and only be made up of what we've seen in the trailer so far besides Luke/Leia and the droids?

I'm wondering if it'll be that big/broad of a line, since super hero lines for movies seemed sort of watered down, at least compared to Star Wars lines.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2015
« on: June 11, 2015, 02:33 AM »
I'm among like 5% who is always excited, for any show, and any info...  I'm maybe gullible?  Dumb?  I always have hope there's something I'll like.  More often than not, there is.  Doesn't mean it's perfect, or what Hasbro rolls out will all impress or interest me either. 

I mean there's always good with bad...  $13 figures, paint aps...  But hey, Wolffe is pretty cool, and a new Han Carbo right?  With the arm binders we've never gotten!

Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: June 11, 2015, 01:16 AM »
I've been waiting far too long for this Laurel Marine Mech, and it looks like it's on the way soon.  They're released over in Hong Kong now, and will be hitting US shores soon (lil Marine play on words there).  At this point I know I'll love that thing enough to order two.

I got my 2nd Quad Eyes in a piggybacked order via BBTS the other day.  I'm going to buy the Sand deco too...  Yeah, $159 from EE will sting, but I want that deco the most now.

The Marine, btw, is still $114 on BBTS which is a dandy price for one if you want to jump in.

I see MkII Speeder, MkI Speeder, and the figures keep going sold out...  I'm kind of surprised on the MkI Speeder which I consider about the weakest thing they offer.  The price is cheapest, but you also get the least overall with it.  The figure's cool though.

But the MkII Speeder, I still stand behind as the one that shocked me how much I loved it once I got it.

The Laurel, I really am praying we get all these variants...  There's an "Arachnid" variant with 4 legs, an Airborne, a "Viking", a "Worker" (my favorite since it's more or less a yellow industrial looking deco!  So cool!) and a few others...  I really do hope all of them come out, but this line has a habit of showing things that won't happen.

I'm giddy!  This month, should have the first dedicated mech in the line.  At this point I'm getting anxious.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2015
« on: June 10, 2015, 06:04 PM »
Gotta be like one toy.  This won't end without anger.

Got my Wv7 figs...  Some thoughts on them:

-Capt. Rex is maybe my biggest disappointment.  The paint apps are the most numerous, but some of them are so-so at best, and I guess I just really had hoped for a little more umph from his as a figure.  I would really have appreciated a removable helmet since Rex spends like 50% of his time with his helmet off anytime you see him on screen.  It's a major plus they could've added.

-Commander Doom...  I barely remember who he is, actually, so his getting a realistic figure before a Phase I Cody kinda irks me.  That said, he's probably far more interesting in my hands than I thought he was in pictures.  No clue why, I just find him kinda cool looking and his deco surely stands out on the clone shelf.  I dig it, and am glad to add him to my army.

-Commander Wolffe...  He's short, but he's easily the best of the bunch.  He's rocking the heavy duty articulation, and he's got the cloth Kama which is also multi-colored.  He's got the most interesting armor and features just a lot of nice detailing in the sculpt.  Top to bottom he's my favorite.

Regarding the scale issues, I recall people bitching all 3 were off, but actually Rex/Doom are quite fine together.  Not sure what these scale comparisons were using figure-wise, but my Rex and Doom look pretty spot-on to each other.  Wolffe is REALLY short compared to them...  And yeah that blows, but I think it's not the biggest gaffe they've made.  Compare the K-Mart AT-ST Driver to just about any Imperial figure you own, and you'll see this happens sometimes.

And to that point, Doom/Rex are a tad taller than a lot of figures too, so them compared to Wolffe is pretty glaring, but compared to other figures in the line, Wolffe sometimes fits in better, and sometimes Rex/Doom fit in better.  It's weird.

And of course $13/figure blows...  Kind of a dead horse at this point.

So my big gripe?  Rex doesn't have a removable bucket.  I really would love to see that.  And I'd love to see a Phase I Rex because Phase II is meh.  Phase I Rex/Cody and a realistic young Ahsoka, would all be great to see at some point.

I'm looking forward to Wave 8 though.  Clones just don't get me jonesin' like I used to.  I'm anxious for some OT goodness, especially a Han update I've been wanting for what seems like eons.

Other Collectibles / Re: Revoltech Star Wars Figures
« on: June 9, 2015, 08:27 PM »
Hey Michael, got your pics...

Like Jeff said, that stuff tends to be standardized, to an extent, with the Japanese companies.  Some really cool stands (and complex ones) exist out there, and what Jeff threw your way is pretty solid for choices.

I actually got some that with minor work (drilling a hole) I feel sure would hold up a decent sized ship.  Two could probably hold up a big ship.

So there are options out there for sure.

Other Collectibles / Re: Revoltech Star Wars Figures
« on: June 5, 2015, 05:39 PM »
Jeff's advice is ultimately best.  I got some larger stands for ships actually haha.  Mail to but Jeff's advice is best.  Most that stuff is somewhat standardized.

Yay Japan!

Other Collectibles / Re: Revoltech Star Wars Figures
« on: June 4, 2015, 10:39 PM »
Shoot me a pic of the base and I'll try to figure that out.

So perusing the Wave7 and Wave8 stuff from China, I've noticed Mosep's neckpeg is old school, and non-ball/socket.  I also noticed the peg is a separate piece, sculpted and inserted into the torso.  Weird way to do things but it comes up here and there for sure.

Likewise, noticing, if these paint apps hold up to what people find in the US, they're shoddy at best.  Hasbro's paint applications are nothing short of pathetic at this point.  Really maybe their biggest flaw IMO.  And at the price, they're the one thing I really consider inexcusable.  They've cut them down and simplified them to the point they really can't cut back any more, but man the work is just poor regardless if you're buying a Legends or TBS figure, any scale, etc.  It's all pretty poopy.

Love seeing a figure with heft to it (either because it's a 2-pack, big accessory, whatever) again though.  That Carbo Block, that's cool.  I have plans for that. :)

Other Toy Lines / Re: Bif Bang Pow 3.75" Action Figure Lines
« on: June 3, 2015, 09:02 PM »
When the AC-DC one comes out, gimme a call!  I want an Angus Young figure.  :D

I think my Wv7 are shipping from EE?

Also, 89 of Gold Leader sold from China, "but Rebel Pilots don't sell".  ::)

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