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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: August 13, 2016, 01:14 PM »
He'll I figure you can still BS the DF story in there somehow.  Maybe it's not plans for the DS but just a schematic of the super laser, and that leads up to this.  EU always needed crowbarred in half the time as it was so I figure it still can be. :)

Maybe Gen. Rohm Mohc's droid obsession made the imperial droid design from Rogue one even.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: August 12, 2016, 12:56 AM »
Agreed completely...  They're taking the old and making you interested in it visually, which is awesome.  They're also throwing the old back at you like an old friend (X-Wings), and in some ways mixing that up too (The downed XW with the nose art).

The shot of the prisoner Rebel Pilots?  Incredible IMHO.

The tank appears to go ape**** and not care about collateral damage or friendly fire...  The crashing TIE, the Jedha city design...  Just so much to enjoy.  I really liked this trailer.

I can't say the speech Jyn was giving in the U-Wing was as powerful as I think we were supposed to feel it was, but it still had a little of that perhaps D-Day landing feel to it on the Higgins boat as Hanks talked to the men a little bit.

I also felt Jyn staring the TIE down was a little bit of Hanks and the Tiger-I on the bridge maybe?  A climactic moment?

Where do all those X-Wings attacking come into play with the whole thing?  How many planets are we jumping between here?  Jedha, Yavin IV...  is the jungle/beach/pouring rain planet all a separate place or multiple locales?

That shot of the AT-ACT's left cheek cannon taking that hit and it actually seemingly being damaging?  I loved that.  I love seeing a different way to take things on like that.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: August 11, 2016, 11:38 PM »
And it's already online...

The droid gives me a very HK-47 feel.  not physically, but personality-wise.  I love it.  My fav KOTOR character hands down, and a great action figure too.  That's gonna be a kick ass figure, even if it's 5 POA.

The fairly early shot of the Destroyer over the Jedha (assuming) city?  I love it...  That fortress look with the Imp Citadel poking out of it...  It reminds me VERY much (so much of this film/characters/stuff in general) of something from DF2: Jedi Knight, where Katarn went back to a city on his home planet that was overrun by the Empire, and had an Imperial pre-fab fortification with a big tower in it established in a war torn city...  This feels like there's a lot of EU overtones to it in weird ways.  Small things, nothing major really, just little stuff.  The Imperial droid not only reminds me of HK47 but also 8T-88, Dark Troopers (Phase I-ish), and some other stuff here and there. 

The Imperial (assuming) shuttles with quad folding wings...  Less a personnel vehicle, more a materials transport?  Again, a lot to take in.

The Imperial Hover Tank/Transport (Looks dual-purpose for sure) reminds me of some very old EU design elements, and then it has a very WW2 tank look to it too...  StgIII look to it, with the low profile and hatches and such.

So much cool.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
« on: August 11, 2016, 11:16 PM »
Also, got a Marine sample from Hiya to review...  Look for that soon.  It's an interesting mixed bag.  Mostly good, but not without some room for improvement.  We'll have a front page story up on it after my vacation is done.

I was JUST coming in to post about this too Scockery...

What shows overseas OFTEN shows here.  So here's to hoping.  I'd buy a good half dozen of those, seriously.  Rebels need Quonset huts.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Prince of Persia Toys from MacFarlane Toys
« on: August 11, 2016, 11:13 PM »
After reading about the architecture of Jedha, I'm so glad I picked up those PoP playsets super cheap. :P  Sounds like they'll do nicely for Rogue One displays.  Hint hint you can still find them by Searching On Amazon.


Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: August 11, 2016, 10:56 PM »
I loved it...  warring and whoring but never boring.

It gave it some sort of feel for how the pacing/story's going to roll along I felt.  It's going to show the Empire as the military tyranny it is and kind of take it out of that more fairy tale "Good vs. Evil" feel the classic films have to them...  I feel like it's going to give the every day war its face, or sorts, that the movies haven't really been about.  At least that is the vibe I get somewhat.

I thought the effects looked great, the AT-ACT getting pinged on the face with a shoulder-fired launcher was great.  I'm very excited for this.

I'm hearing a little of both...  My kids saw it, love DC stuff, and thought it was good. 

Perhaps a little too much pre-release hype.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Restoring Playsets and Vehicles
« on: August 10, 2016, 06:02 PM »
They're free downloads.  I recommend taking them to an office store or whatnot for a better laser print quality then.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Restoring Playsets and Vehicles
« on: August 9, 2016, 10:55 PM »
Yeah he's been around since the old FFURG email listserver (holy moly) customizing days.  I've kept his rebel imperial logo sheet handy for eons.  It's useful for customizing.

Rogue One / Re: The Playset Thread
« on: August 8, 2016, 09:10 PM »
They're already miles ahead...  Injection molding with a high grade plastic, etc.  already fulfilled initial run.  Their stuff is outstanding.

Rogue One / Re: The Playset Thread
« on: August 8, 2016, 02:00 AM »
You should check out a story we did recently on Galactic Trading Post's "Space Walls".  This is more in tune with what you want for a display. They're 1/12 but are working on other things.  It's in the story here:

They're quality pieces, I can attest.  No fuss no muss, and endlessly customizable.  Basically only limited by your budget but not expensive for what they are by any means. 

Hearing a lot of Ahsoka wave hitting too...  Good timing for us, bad for Target.

The Force Awakens / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: August 4, 2016, 11:40 PM »
Got Han and Nien Numbnuts on Hasbro's Ebay store...  Now, they need to get in Ackbar and Tassu, maskless Kylo and Stormie Sqd Leader and I'm set.

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