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Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: June 6, 2014, 01:05 PM »
Picked up Masterpiece Grimlock this morning. My local store had at least five on the shelf, so maybe Hasbro and TRU have figured out that actually having enough of these for everybody is a license to print money.

Other than that, I'm glad to have it. Not the first Grimlock in my collection, but the first that's properly sized.  :)

Congrats!  Now you need to buy the 3P Scoria (Not-Slag) figure to get Grimlock's extender boots and make him the right size.   ;)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: June 5, 2014, 05:59 PM »
Qui-Gon opened Anakin's eyes to the fact that he was gifted in The Force.  That in addition to freeing him from slavery were the biggest turning points in Anakins life at that point in time.  But the more important thing to keep in mind is that Qui-Gon is part of the recurring theme of loss.

Again, it's like a week they spent together.  A busy, exciting week, but still just a week.

As for ST2, I viewed it as just a popcorn flick and was pretty happy with that.  You can nitpick any scifi movie to pieces as to what was or wasn't realistic, and this has more flaws than it should, but overall a pretty fun ride IMO. 

I do like your comment on Kirk's acension though.  I think a lot of big budget movies get made these days with a sense of "this could be a flop" and because of that producers feel like they have to get to the peak of the character's existance ASAP.  That bothers me.  It could have been a lot more fun watchig Kirk climb the ladder a little slower, building his friendships and experience over time.  Giving him the helm and every one of his crew (including Spock) becomming his instant BFF feels a little hollow to me.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: June 5, 2014, 04:06 PM »
Disagree.  Qui-Gon was a father figure for Anakin.  If we learned anything about Anakin's journey, it's that he suffers continued loss.  His first loss is leaving home, albeit as a freed slave.  But then he loses his mentor, Qui-Gon, when he is killed by Darth Maul. long did Anakin know Qui-Gon?  I get the father figure concept, but can you really count a guy who was in your life for maybe a week as a father figure?

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: June 4, 2014, 10:46 PM »
Wait, what is the EU?  My well-used eraser says if it wasn't in the movies, it didn't happen... ;)

I subscribe to everything you said there Jesse.  I'd also add that in times of war, we often see new vehicle enhancements, so if there is truly peace after ROTJ, development might be a lot slower.  Also, I get the feeling that Palps/Moffs were into new designs and tech given all the revisions to the clones  and their vehicles in just a few short years of war.  I think the New Republic probably would have prioritized reunification and welfare efforts over new ship design.

What about the stretch goals?  It looks like the pre-curse Medusa was shown, but is not available with wave 1?  I'd like to get a few Spartans and the Medusa with and without legs, but not crazy about spending a ton for them.  I'd bite on the $30 Spartan if it meant I could for sure order legs Medusa.  Decisions decisions.

Thanks for your input gentlemen

Let me know if you want me to bring him to the next meeting so you can check him out in person.

I would totally buy a set of these.  How does the pledge portion work?  Is that currently the only way to get the figures?  Cool stuff, but I found their site very confusing.

Wasn't sure where to ask this and didn't want to start it's own thread: Does anyone have a Friar Tuck from the 1991 Kevin Costner "Robin Hood" movie toy line in with their Jabba's palace themed stuff? It looks like since they used the Gamorrean Guard body for him he'd fit in quite nicely without his robe on. Just a random thought I thought someone might have some insight into. Thanks

I have one, but not on display with my SW figures.  He would make a good fit though in a cantina or something.

I collect some g1 Transformers & GI Joe here and there and some of the old Battlestar stuff.  Mostly just random stuff that I happen across though.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: June 4, 2014, 08:10 AM »
What didn't you like?

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: June 2, 2014, 09:05 PM »
FWIW, JediJman, I am entitled to an opinion about what I find annoying in terms of content. 
Especially if a collecting site wants people to follow them on social media.  If you put your content out there for public consumption, then that outlet opens themselves up for honest criticism in how they present their content

Of course you are entitled to your own opinion.  And likewise, the rest of us are entitled to disagree with you, especially when you claim someone is being deceitful after you failed to read their post correctly.  Now you're going to accuse them of deleting posts because you can't find one comment that maps to your line of thinking?  When your public opinion is nothing more than a blatant attack aimed at  discrediting a highly reputable source then you're the one opening himself up for criticism. 

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: June 2, 2014, 05:58 PM »
Excellent additions to the cast! This is really getting me optimistic for the flick. I just hope Lupita is not Obi-Wan's daughter as I just don't like that whole basic premise.


The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: June 2, 2014, 05:57 PM »

Don't be shy, name the site.  ;) We post suggestions/speculation/what if posts like this all the time (e.g. Concept Series, and the like) . It's all about generating forum discussion, not click baiting front page traffic (where the article isn't even posted). There was nothing malevolent in our intentions.

This seemed like a clear case of click baiting.  Sorry, gotta call it like I see it.  It seemed like an attempt to capitalize on traffic generated by someone else's content without adding any new information to the discussion.

I saw the post as well over the weekend.  Maybe I'm just more used to the custom content that Yak puts out, but it didn't even occur to me that this was authentic.  The comment right above the picture uses the words "rumor" and "image mockup."  These are pretty good indicators if you take a few seconds to read.  I think It's kind of disingenuous to skip the words then accuse someone else of shady behavior caused by your misinterpretation of the photo.  The post in question had like 75 likes - did anyone else comment about the image being deceitful?  Furthermore, it didn't prompt me to click on anything.  I read the title, looked at the picture, read a few comments, and moved on.  I see plenty of sites hint at news then force you to their page to get the scoop.  THAT is click baiting.

What I find far more annoying is the supposed "ownership" of collectible news and information these days.  If I told you there was a new 6" Bounty Hunter on the way, wouldn't your first thought be to start guessing which character?  Are you not allowed to wonder or discuss the topic if you're not affiliated with the site that first posted the news?  Looks pretty clear to me that there was a rumor about an upcoming set, so Yak put out a custom visual representation in the spirit of driving discussion and speculation.  Not sure how or why you find that so annoying, but it might be time for some honest self reflection, Nick.   

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: June 2, 2014, 02:02 PM »
I enjoyed Into Darkness. I liked the scenes on earth were things didn't look much different from the way they are now. I kept thinking how is star wars going to look done in this style or re-imagined this way. It's not as good as Warth of Kahn, Undiscovered country, first contact or Voyage home but it stands up well.

ST2 - WOK was easily one of my favorite movies from my childhood.  That cat & mouse fight in the nebula at the end was pure genius.  I was never much a fan of the others in the original series, but I'll always have a soft spot for that one.

I will try to avoid some things, but early photos & casting are fair game for me.  I don't think I can make it 18 months without some kind of general awareness of the movie.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: June 2, 2014, 01:49 PM »
Check out THIS TMZ POSTING.  It shows a gallery of over 40 images from the set of the Episode VII shoot in Abu Dhabi.

Guess we're heading back to everyone's favorite desert planet?  I hope JJ edits out all the white trucks and sunglasses or this movie's going to be terrible.

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