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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII
« on: January 28, 2016, 04:55 PM »
The prospect of Star Wars becoming the new Marvel frightens the **** out of me.

Maybe it's just IBS.

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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: New Star Wars Battlefront
« on: January 28, 2016, 01:58 PM »
I read up a little on this and it sounds to me like more hard core, experienced gamers are the ones speaking out.  While I get that game play might not have as many options, I think you also have to consider that they didn't want an overly complex game for more casual players.  I think the game sold over 12 million copies, so you might not want the complexity of other games if you're targeting more mass appeal.  As someone without much gaming experience and less time to figure everything out, I think it is a really fun jump in and play right away kind of game that at least makes me feel like I can kind of compete with everyone in the game.  Something even more sophisticated would just increase the divide between experts and novices, which limits the audience potential for future releases.  $50 for the expansions feels a little pricey to me, but I like the game enough to probably bite on that eventually.

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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: New Star Wars Battlefront
« on: January 27, 2016, 11:00 PM »
Are people not happy with this game?  The visuals are stunning.  I'm not a big gamer, but my son and I love this game.

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LEGO / Re: LEGO 2016 (possible TFA & Rogue One spoilers)
« on: January 26, 2016, 05:26 PM »
I saw these for the first time last night at a Hobby Shop.  Tempted to get them, but holding out for a sale I think (They were $15 each).


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What's up with that price?  Weren't they like $200 at the D23 store?  Now suddenly it's "marked down" from $700 to $400?  Lame.

That's insane.  I might even consider it at $200 since you get two exclusive figs plus Fett.  I laughed out loud reading that there is a limit of 3 at the $410 price.   ;D  They are $500 or more on Ebay though, so I guess that's a deal.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: January 25, 2016, 04:23 PM »
I think I'm still bitter that they made Thor a girl, Hawk & Wolvie old, and Cap & Spidey black for pretty much no reason (or maybe there is a white and a black Spidey now just to keep everyone happy?).  The deaths in SW are meaningless since the universe gets arbitrarily re-written.  Too many marketing gimmicks when there is plenty of story left to tell and really interesting existing characters to do so with.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII
« on: January 25, 2016, 04:18 PM »
Sorry, I missed this somehow until now... I didn't see Ant Man yet, but I did really like Guardians.  When I say they've gotten stale I mostly mean the Avengers and all the individual movies that go with them.  Thor, Thor 2, Captain American 1-3, Iron Man 1-3, Avengers 1 and 2... they're all blurring together to me.  Especially the last few I've watched (Winter Soldier and Avengers 2).  It seems like Hulk and Hawkeye and Black Widow just keep showing up to show up... the stories seem to be getting less exciting...

To each their own I guess.  I grew up with a monthly sub to Avengers comics, so I'm sure I have a bias towards seeing these characters on the big screen.  The first Iron Man and Avengers were amazing films IMO, so I can see where sequels to these might be a let down.  Each of the first "individual" movies was an origin story, so I don't really see any of those as re-hashed with the sequels.  Thor 2 felt a little more like the first Thor to me, but all of the others have been really different from my point of view... 

  • IM2 gets War Machine in on the act and they have to battle both Whiplash and HAMMER industries' Iron Man drones.  Both are classic Iron Man baddies and they complemented each other versus being forced into the story like we've seen with Spiderman.
  • IM3 has Tony building out a plethora of his own unique Iron Man suits (awesome to see in itself), but also did a great job adding some character to the story when he goes off the grid for a while, panicking about the new super hero life he's taken on.  This a terrific lead in to Avengers 2 and why he even builds Ultron
  • Cap2 has the boy scout betrayed by the government he's so loyal to, which is more great character building.  The fight scenes in this one were amazing and it introduces a really great take on Falcon.  Nice lead into Civil War as well
  • Cap3 guessing you didn't really see this since it doesn't exist yet, but Civil War pits the heroes against each other, which is another really original concept.  We see some earlier bickering among the heroes, but not as anything serious.
  • Avengers 2 has a really unique villain in Ultron -  being the first real baddie that the team needs to join together to beat.  Two new characters and a surprise death, with almost the whole team turning over by the end.
  • Ant-Man easily cleared my top 5 for Marvel movies and has a very different feel again with more of a redemption story than the others.
I guess I just don't see what's stale about any of these.  The characters and storylines are meant to intertwine, so it feels like one really big story with a lot of fun chapters.  I even read the comics these movies are mostly based off of and felt the stories were pretty original, but like I said earlier, maybe I'm just too much of a fanboy. 

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: TeeFury
« on: January 25, 2016, 03:32 PM »
Okay, time for a TeeFury test.  I ordered the LV-426 Shirt on 1/25 @ 2:30.  We'll see how long it takes them to get it here.

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Other Collectibles / Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« on: January 25, 2016, 03:13 PM »
Finally got this up and running for my son.  I was sorely disappointed to find that he couldn't get the ap for his Kindle.   >:(  We have a shared I-pad for the family that he is using instead, but would be far more convenient to have on his own device.

You're in luck. They are making a wearable controller.

That looks awesome.  This is a must have.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: January 25, 2016, 09:15 AM »
Seems like a lot of work to bring a few Ultimates characters into the "normal" Marvel Universe.  I was not very impressed with any of the latest incarnation of Secret Wars.  Doom takes Sue for his wife and Reed's kids as well - lots of room for great character reactions here, but it all falls flat.  Lots of wasted potential in this one.  I always think it might be time to drop out of Marvel comics for the most part and this is likely going to be my dropping off point.  It's unfortunate that no one can figure out how to just make an ongoing series without huge universal implications and character reboots every few years. 

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Other Collectibles / Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« on: January 25, 2016, 09:10 AM »
Finally got this up and running for my son.  I was sorely disappointed to find that he couldn't get the ap for his Kindle.   >:(  We have a shared I-pad for the family that he is using instead, but would be far more convenient to have on his own device.

Someone's getting a new iPad!

Seriously, it has been taken over.  This BB8 is pretty cool though.  We're loving it.

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I wonder what other characters in the new Star Wars film here are to be made into die-cast figures.

Sounds like none.  I think Disney stated that they made all that they are going to make of these (for now anyway).

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Other Collectibles / Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« on: January 22, 2016, 03:24 PM »
Finally got this up and running for my son.  I was sorely disappointed to find that he couldn't get the ap for his Kindle.   >:(  We have a shared I-pad for the family that he is using instead, but would be far more convenient to have on his own device.

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The Force Awakens / Re: Where is Rey?
« on: January 22, 2016, 03:22 PM »
If Stormtrooper helmet on/off doesn't make 2 figures, then Finn jacket on/off isn't different either (except Hasbro would make a vest and paint the sleeves to keep it cheap.  So really no difference in my opinion.

Sure, but as far as I know they only made one black suit Finn with his jacket off and that's even a pack-in.  I think it's also a little easier to make a figure with removable helmet than it is a removable coat.   ;)  What someone considers a different outfit is fairly subjective...The point is that unlike dozens of Padme or Leia outfits to draw from, there really isn't a lot more they can offer for a differentiated Rey figure.

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The Force Awakens / Re: Where is Rey?
« on: January 22, 2016, 12:16 PM »
As for the outfits?  Rey basically has three different outfits:  the Desert scavenger/headwraps, the basic Rey outfit, and the Resistance outfit.  That's really not all that different from Finn, who also has three outfits, two of which are slight variations.

Not really.  Saying Rey with and without headwraps is two different outfits is like saying Finn in Stormtrooper armor with and without his helmet are two different outfits.  While the black jumpsuit is consistent, there's a lot more to work with across what Finn wears vs. Rey.

       

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