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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do You Have Pets?
« on: January 17, 2017, 02:17 PM »
Sorry to hear that Diddly.   :(

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« on: January 15, 2017, 06:14 PM »
It's gotta be vader with snow elements and the probe droid with all those clues.  6 inch style would make the most sense.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Plastic Galaxy
« on: January 13, 2017, 11:45 AM »
Last night I watched on Amazon a documentary called Plastic Galaxy. It about the creation of the original Star Wars vintage line of toys. They talk about the origins of Kenner and how they got the license. Lots of talk from toy designers and some pictures of prototypes that we never got. They go all the way up to the creation of the POTF2 line. Good hour long documentary about our favorite toys.

Thanks for posting this Paul - definitely sounds interesting.  I love stuff like this.  I'm going to try to check it out this weekend.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Star Wars Spin-Off #2 - Han Solo!
« on: January 12, 2017, 09:21 AM »
I agree.  I think he's come along way from the Cheers bartender.  My only reservation is that I prefer most characters to be somewhat unknown, so I don't bring some notion of a previous character to what I see in SW. 

Rogue One / Re: What Would You Like to See for the 40th Anniversary?
« on: January 10, 2017, 11:08 AM »
I'd like to see vintage-style 2-packs, a Rocket-firing Fett, and a remote controlled Sandcrawler if we're going to toss out wish lists.  I'm sure we'll get 5POA vintage package figures, which is somewhat meh for me. 

Found a pile of Scarif 6" figures at multiple Walmarts in Wisconsin.  He should be plentiful soon if you're still looking for him.

Must be nice to have a "local store."  I haven't even driven by a KMart in years.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
« on: January 5, 2017, 10:19 AM »
I hear that.  I've redirected my collecting budget to Masterpiece Transformers, but those can range from $60 to $200 a pop.  I think I'm nearing the end of that collection as my shelf space is almost used up and most of the core figures I really want have been made by Hasbro or a third party.  Probably for the best as it feels like SW merchandise is going to start creeping up there again with a new movie every year...

Other Toy Lines / Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
« on: January 4, 2017, 11:07 PM »
The price is pretty reasonable compared to other collectibles with significant design and detailing.  Masterpiece Transformers can be in the $200 range and Sideshow/Hot Toys 12" figures are $250ish.  These are definitely targeting hard core collectors, not casual fans or kids.  Personally, if I was collecting the figures I'd be all over this.  I have a cheap GI Joe vehicle sitting where this would be in my Funko display shelf though and I think it'd be odd to have something this detailed with the basic reaction figures.  It's a really nice piece though - I hope it sells well.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: January 4, 2017, 03:12 PM »

Wow, I cannot believe how quickly the price has crashed on this thing.  I didn't think $300 was outrageous for what you get - just above what I wanted to spend.  The $150ish price felt more reasonable, but $90?  That's starting to feel like a stock up option...assuming you can find one.

This is a pass for me unless the Driver is new.  I already have a dozen or so AT-STs from previous releases, so can't see shelling out $60 for another unless there's some significant improvements to be had.  Cool that they are releasing more Black Series stuff though.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: January 2, 2017, 06:22 PM »
Personally, I don't think you'd fire from space to take out the top of the tower.  That seems like a ridiculously difficult and narrow shot without a lot of purpose.  Destroying the entire planet doesn't make a lot of sense either given it's Imperial controlled.  I thought there was some dialogue about having to charge the laser longer to completely destroy a planet, so they might not have had the time.  If the data was that sensitive, you'd have a way to just self destruct the station itself and it would be far faster to just hail the base commander to initiate self destruct than fly the Death Star there. 

Whether intentional or not, a plausible explanation is that they didn't want to destroy all of the data housed in the vault.  A DS shot into the ocean would create a tidal wave strong enough to wipe out all of the ground troops causing them problems, while the incoming ships could deal with the fleet.  The shot narrowly hitting the tip of the tower could be just coincidental impact of the angle they used while firing into the water, but poetic justice for Krennic. 

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: January 2, 2017, 03:52 PM »
If that's the case, why not just hit the self destruct for the base?  It would be silly to have that vast knowledge center and not have any fallback plans in place beyond the shield.

Hunh?  The WM Black Series one comes with a pistol and two attachments.  There are holes on each of the attachments that fit onto the pistol to make it a rifle.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: January 2, 2017, 01:02 PM »
If your going to do that why not just have a star destroyer bomb the tower from orbit? It would be more accurate and faster. Using the death star to destroy the tower is like using a nuclear bomb to blow up a fly.

Per my post just above yours, maybe they were intending to preserve the tower if possible.  A star destroyer bombing would have likely taken the whole tower out.

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