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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILER FREE)
« on: September 27, 2016, 06:39 PM »
Thursday night at midnight going into Friday, should be when you can see it.  Though there's almost always earlier viewings if you look around as a group.  I think the locals here are trying to muster up something for Wednesday.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 3 (Spoilers)
« on: September 27, 2016, 01:09 AM »
Or all the Imp Officers having the same rank in ROTJ, the ****** AT-ST and SSD explosions, Vader gesturing awkwardly after his dialogue was over in ANH...  There's silly stuff in the non-SE's too that makes me laugh when I see it.

Just having a discussion on the twits tonight about that whole acting sequence between Luke/Leia/Han on Endor before Luke bails on the group... 

Such suck there.  Ford holds it together, but as was said to me, it's like some teenage drama thing with Hammil/Fisher's acting in that scene.  It rivals even the worst Padme/Anakin PT dialogue to me.

I don't hate the SE's I guess.  I don't like a lot.  I'd rather have that Jabba DB94 scene than not have it though, for some reason.  I enjoy it.  And hey...  ASP-7 revolutionized Star Wars.  :D

Star Wars Action Figures / Re: Sideshow snow bunny Padme with new head
« on: September 27, 2016, 01:05 AM »
That's not the headsculpt you're looking for though judging by the hair...  The one you pic'd first seemed to be more in line with Padme's look. 

What they accomplish in 1/6 in terms of replicating a realistic human just downsized, is really impressive...  As great as HT is, and SS for that matter, there are (as you showed) smaller companies doing even more amazing things.

1/6 really is a scale that takes these out of the realm of toys and into the realm of models/replicas.

I used to collect some 1/6 WW2 stuff, and it was a slow process but man, did Dragon do amazing stuff.  I remember seeing a German officer figure from like Stalingrad for an anniversary of the battle I think, and he had everything from the assigned extra socks and underwear, to a working miniature pencil, photographs of family, etc.  It's just insane.  Real metal, individual bullets able to be chambered, food, cigarettes...  just unreal.  It's a scale you can really totally immerse yourself in, and just ignore all other scales, and you'll have something new to buy and try out and I think you'd be rarely disappointed.

And that scale just keeps getting better somehow.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 3 (Spoilers)
« on: September 26, 2016, 11:20 PM »
Bast I think says to Vader that "we count 30 Rebel Fighters, but they're so small they're evading our turbolasers", and then Vader says destroying them ship-to-ship. 

That's always made me feel like, for one reason or another, they have a sort of rough count and it's possible there's more, but 30 is believable too.

I've counted the number in the SE approach scene and now I can't recall what I came up with.  That sucks, since it actually means something to a discussion.  ::)

If you mixed in some EU, there's more, but they're staggered out further attempting to draw enemy fighters away from the primary attack plan...  makes sense with the whole drawing their fire thing too.  So it's possible there's more I suppose. 

Fun fact, at least I think this is the case, all the SE X-Wings are "Red 5" markings because I guess they didn't wanna make more than one because $.  So never take everything on screen super serious either.  :)

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2016-17
« on: September 26, 2016, 07:02 PM »
It was great...  Definitely the highlight of that game too as I recall.

The Legacy Collection / Re: Willrow Hood
« on: September 26, 2016, 07:00 PM »
Nothing says keep this a secret like slapping a rebel logo on it...  Stupid Hasblow!

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 3 (Spoilers)
« on: September 25, 2016, 08:04 PM »
Oh no no no....

If anything it simply furthers my title as #KingOfTheDipshits and distances you from ridicule.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Deluxe 2-Packs
« on: September 25, 2016, 06:04 PM »
How dare you attempt that?

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 3 (Spoilers)
« on: September 25, 2016, 05:32 PM »
Only one YW group made the trench run Steve, 2 XW groups did tho.  One YW was present with the falcon and presumably Wedge and Luke escaping the blast.

That doesn't mean that's all there were tho, especially if old EU holds up at all. 

Best way to tell how many YWs were in the movie is widescreen SE as the fleet they send is arriving.  Tough to count but it can be done.  I forget how many now tho.

The Force Awakens / Re: The Force Awakens 3.75" 'Armor Up' Assortment
« on: September 24, 2016, 08:34 PM »
Kylo is the only way to get him sans hood but with the mask.  Also his head won't swap to 4"TBS kylo without modding it.

I'm guessing they didn't double dip to "force" you to buy.

Also the TIE Pilot is a special forces pilot iirc, basic is just basic black.

The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: September 24, 2016, 04:47 PM »
Waiting for clearance is 'murica.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: September 21, 2016, 12:20 AM »
This is where my mind and $ has drifted since SA Star Wars is in short(er) supply at the moment...  I've been focused on stuff like this.  There's a lot of avenues to take that blend in with Star Wars and it fills that void, at least for me anyway.

Now if SA or just simply 07 articulation returns I'm gonna be in a world of hurt financially I suppose.  :-X

These are a blast though.  Really mix and match well.  The price sucks, but imports + small line...  at least they don't have 3 billion releases in a year, so picking things up isn't that difficult financially.  I've managed to get 4 and 5 of some vehicles even.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: September 20, 2016, 01:44 AM »
Been busy of late, but noticed tonight that Entertainment Earth has put up their pre-order for the Forsetti Viking Shield figure...  Basically it's a new trooper type for Acid Rain, new armor (heavy armor) and he comes in the new packaging style that is a cargo pod/container that is scaled to the figures for the "Laurel" suits to heft around and load/stack.

Re-usable packaging that's part of the toy?  Pretty goddam innovative!

The kicker is that it didn't jack prices either...  $27.99 at site sponsor EE, which is on par with the previous wave of figures that chime in around $27-$29 each.  There was a fear there'd be a further price spike for ARW figures.  They're already obviously high-end toys (quality and price) so a further spike had a lot of people fearful for that cargo pod packaging.

Fear not though, EE came to the rescue on price, plus buy enough and free shipping.  I'm buying a pile of figures to get the free shipping ultimately.

Forsetti Viking Shield Iinfantry
Use the link and order up!

Alas I didn't get the SDCC exclusive AMM figure. :(  Anton tried for me, but they sold out every day, and since the show they've skyrocketed on Ebay.  Blows knowing there is a figure I don't have, but not the first time.  The desserter figure also was exclusive but overseas only, and I don't have that either.

In other news though, ARW's creator has revealed a new "Marine Infantry" figure to go with, well, all the myriad of Marine vehicles they've made...  Quad Eyes, MkI Seeder, Laurel, etc.  Glad to have some infantry for them finally!  Guys besides Bucks Team anyway.  The new Marine has an opening backpack with some supplies, a couple weapons...  Sculpt wise he looks to be a variation on the Agurts Infantry figure from a while back (one of my favorites).  I'm hoping he too will come in the kick ass cargo pod packaging. 

And in other other news, there's also a new boxed set comparable in design to the Wings of Samothrace set that started the line.  It's based on this art by Kit Lau:

It'll come with a chunk of bombed out building, two figures, and extra parts for head/gear customizing as well as a set of "wounded" body parts and a corpse headsculpt...  So you can basically have a guy lying about in pieces.

The Wings of Samothrace set has, as well, skyrocketed on the secondary market.  I almost didn't order one back in the day and now wish I'd bought a dozen because those sell for insane $.  Go figure.  I'm not sure if this new set will be resin cast base hand painted by Kit Lau and autographed by him like the Samothrace set was or not.  If it is, I imagine it'll cost a lot.  If it's injection molded plastic it may cost less I'd guess.

And I got my exclusive "Uncle Kunio" version of the Laurel mech from BBTS... 

$120 is steep for it, but the figure's unique, it's very limited (400) and I dug (no pun intended since it's got a shovel tool) its blue deco and the Hiroshima/Japanese text on it.  I like these emergency/Worker Laurels.  I'm planning to nab 2-3 more of the basic Worker yellow at some point.  I just love it so much.  It looks equally at home in a Star Wars hangar hefting a badly damaged A-Wing out of the way as it does in its natural ARW setting.

Good times to be a collector really!  I know it's all doom and gloom for people with Star Wars these days...  Not me, personally, but I find something to enjoy a little easier I guess (who'd have thought), but I also have these other lines which deliver a LOT.  They cost.  Quality in life tends to not come cheap though, so I'm ok with that for an import line I really have grown to love and cross over into Star Wars. 

Gotta find the joy in life and in collecting.  Otherwise, not a lot of point.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 4
« on: September 18, 2016, 06:09 PM »
We got a ton of these in last weekend and this weekend barely any 4" tbs on the pegs by comparison.  I saw 4 repacks and a Leia.  That's a ton of figures to go in a fairly short time.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One "Value" Vehicle Assortment
« on: September 18, 2016, 01:36 PM »
DG is weird like that.  Mine all do the same thing. 

Never saw that falcon tho, but someone used one in miniatures battles and it rocked sox.

These aren't my bag but not everyone can afford $30 and $50 ships.

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