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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Doctor Strange
« on: April 27, 2016, 10:55 AM »
I like that they're making it an origin story and not departing too far from the comics.  As has been discussed before, if you're going to radically change the characters and story, then just call it something else (looking at you Fantastic Four reboot).  I'm with you though - I don't know how casting an Asian person is somehow offensive to the Chinese.  This might be a case of Marvel addressing a sensitive issue without really understanding if it's a concern for the audience.  There are a dozen ways to have cast an Asian and made things more vague if the concern was really China vs. Tibet. 

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: April 27, 2016, 10:48 AM »
Ugh, I am a sucker for those vinyl carrying cases.  I ordered the case and the 3 pack for just $105 with shipping.  Ouch.

The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: April 27, 2016, 10:42 AM »
Nice pics Indy!

Managed to pick up Kanan and ANH Luke from HasbroToyShop this morning.  No luck on Ahsoka, though.  And considering the rumors that have been circulating about this wave being in short supply I didn't want to hesitate on these.

Check your Targets - they've hit all over the Minneapolis metro the last few days.

I too scored ANH Luke on HTS this morning. I'm not collecting Rebels stuff so this catches me up until Rogue One hits. Might as well spend the summer trying to track down the stuff that never showed up here (IG-88 wave, Luke/Wampa, Han/Tauntaun, etc)

I think I have a spare Han Taun Taun if you still need one.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: April 27, 2016, 10:40 AM »
If you didn't pick up on "Marvel" and "GIANT", I'm just not going to spoon feed it to you.

That set has been out for a while.  I wouldn't say it's a huge spoiler given how another Marvel movie ended.  Cool that they are going this route though and I like the set.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: April 26, 2016, 04:59 PM »
Is the Case not available until 7pm?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Doctor Strange
« on: April 26, 2016, 04:52 PM »
Makes sense.  It still feels wrong to me, but it's probably the best move for them financially. 

I guess we won't be seeing any Asian actors in any mainstream movies until this gets resolved.   ::)

Kinda looks like the Emperor to me...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Doctor Strange
« on: April 26, 2016, 10:42 AM »
Why the Ancient One is a white woman...

The Tibet v/s China angle didn't even occur to me.  It's crazy the stuff they need to consider to keep from financial catastrophe.

That still doesn't really explain it. He just whines that someone would be complaining with whomever they selected.  Are they not going to have her come from Tibet now?  Seems like including Tibet at all would be upsetting to the Chinese versus whomever they decided to cast.  I guess I don't know enough about the conflict there, but not seeing how making the Ancient One a white woman solves any of it.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: April 26, 2016, 10:33 AM »
Just saw a number of tweets from people who went to a press screening of Civil War.  Most of them seem to have been overwhelmingly positive.

Talked to a guy at a party on Saturday who saw an early viewing and he claims it is the best of the Marvel movies yet.  Getting more psyched by the day...

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: April 21, 2016, 05:33 PM »
Has Hasrbo dropped the ball on the news or is Disney not allowing them to show us stuff as far in advance?  I agree that it's ridiculous to have so little new stuff on the way, but am curious if they have more done/in the works than they let on, but have to keep it more under wraps for the new boss.

Charlie Murphy's story about him still cracks me up and it seemed to highlight his personality. 

+1  That skit from Chappelle's show is hilarious

Umm...  that's true, but none of those are brand new, SA 3.75" figures, are they? :P

My point wasn't that we'd never see another Han toy again.  The point was, with a limited number of slots in the Walmart Black Series 3.75" line each year, it would not surprise me if this is the last new 3.75" SA Han we get until the Han movie hits.

I missed the "SA" part.  It's doubtful, but I still wouldn't rule it out.  With less than a dozen of these released so far, we got OTC Leia, OTC Vader, OTC Jedi Luke, & OTC Endor Han.  That's almost half OTC, non-movie figures.  ANH Han and Luke in next year's assortment wouldn't shock me. 

I wouldn't bet on that.  We still get core characters and fan favorites in recent lines despite the lack of movie presence.  Look at characters like Fett who pop up in almost every wave even though he's not relevant in any of the current media content.  He hasn't been relevant on screen for a while, but right now I can buy armor up Fett, those goofy combiner figures, and even an infinity figure.  Plus there are some rumors that we might see a young Han cameo in the Rogue One film...   :-X

Kubricks / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: April 18, 2016, 10:22 PM »
Maybe?!  ;)

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