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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.

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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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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: January 2, 2017, 10:19 AM »
What if the plan was to hit the tower to stop the transmission and potentially save the rest of the data stored in the tower?  If they hit the tower directly, all the information stored there is wiped out.  If they hit the ocean, they likely take out the Rebels, but it's possible that some of the tower would survive intact.  It seems like there was a lot of other really important classified information beyond just the DS plans in that tower.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: December 20, 2016, 06:45 PM »
Its a game of perceptions really.  It launches at $300 and nearly everyone balks at that price (myself included).  But just last week it was down to $200 at Walmart.  That's still steep for some people, but others probably saw it at $100 off and jumped on it.  Dave was able to track one down at Target, using the WM price match and Target discounts to get it all the way to $165.  I'd probably bite at that price and it certainly seems like a deal given that WM moved their price back up to $285.  In fact, I was hoping to go nab one tomorrow, but I dragged my feet too long and now the offer is gone. 

That said...if this thing launched at $165 today and we had no previous pricing background on it, I'm not sure I'd buy it for that.  With some of these big ticket items you almost expect to get a discount at some point because the average Joe isn't going to shell out $165 for them.  I'd probably be hoping to pull the trigger around $125 with a $165 launch, but that seems very unlikely with the $300 shelf price.  So while I guess I'd estimate the value for myself at somewhere between $125-$165, acceptance of that higher range is really driven by the initial MSRP. 

I don't know if that's just me or collector's math coming into play, but it's odd how your perception of value or a fair price can change based on how it's introduced. 

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: JediDefender Fantasy Football
« on: December 20, 2016, 01:32 PM »
Wow.  I just caught the score. Is that a victory by just one yard?  Ouch.  Maybe a stat correction will come through to save my day.  Otherwise congrats and good luck to you Matt!


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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: December 20, 2016, 10:54 AM »
Thanks for the review Dave.  I've been on the fence about this, but seems like a good value. 

Looks like the WM price is back up to $289, so I'll have to watch for another sale...

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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: December 19, 2016, 02:46 PM »
I took it that most of the data on scarif was for storage/backup.  They would not routinely transmit that data off world - it was more of a knowledge vault than a library.  It makes sense to me that the process would not be easy - kind of like how we have to use special codes and multiple keys and such to launch missiles.  Or maybe they just have different areas in the tower for different purposes.  My local library doesn't have a section for me to transmit data to anyone, but I could bring it somewhere else to read it over the phone or record a video, etc. 

As for the climbing around inside the data core, that was all improvised on the fly.  I thought the imperials would normally use the control-arm gizmo to retrieve the data tapes, but the electrical system was fried when K2 blew up the control console.  Normally I think someone would retrieve those tapes with the arms Cassian was using then take them to a room to review the data, take it off world via ship, or transmit the data with the dish at the top of the complex.  It was a little goofy to have the dish realignment controls way out on some abstract ledge, but there's probably a group of people involved when they have to transmit data, so it wouldn't matter that it wasn't in the same console if multiple people were involved.  Just my two cents.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: December 19, 2016, 11:22 AM »

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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: December 16, 2016, 03:03 PM »
Have we had any mention of them making a "Stormtrooper Doll" like Jyn had as a girl? I want one for my son and one for myself.

They had some stuffed beanie figures like that a while back - can't recall if there was a Stormtrooper or not.

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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: December 16, 2016, 02:50 PM »
Love the grittiness of this movie. "Good" guys doing bad things for the cause.

Yeah I really liked how they set the tone immediately with Cassian offing the guy who told him about the "pilot".

I thought that was too much at first - like the Rebels wouldn't have stooped to that level in their idealistic world.  But it's a necessary piece to understand why all those Rebels joined Cassian in the Scarif raid.

Speaking of which, I thought it was a good mix of humans and aliens on the Rebels side.  I think they had to mostly have humans in order to fit in well with ANH, which was clearly a top priority.  It would be weird to see dozens of alien races among the Rebels, then get to Episode 4 and find an almost all human cast.  This was a nice way to bring in some aliens without overdoing it.  I really like the Blue Mon Cal in there as well. 

I didn't get the reference to Blue Squadron...?  Wasn't there a blue squadron in the book, but left out of the movie?  I guess this would explain why we don't see much of blue in the rest of the films.   :(

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: EE Exclusive: Astromech 6 Pack
« on: December 16, 2016, 11:27 AM »
I'm pretty sure Murphy owns that law, but I'm in the same boat, Rob.   :(

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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: December 16, 2016, 11:22 AM »
Anybody see it in 3D and have comments on the 3D effects?  Is it worth seeing?

I was going to go see the movie again today (saw it in standard 2D last night) and was debating about seeing it in 3D.

I saw it in 3D.  It was cool, but nothing stands out to me as being filmed for 3D where it was flying in your face.  Honestly the best 3D effects were in the Guardians trailer where ships and blaster bolts are flying into your face.  You do get some nifty free SW 3D glasses to keep though:


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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILER FREE)
« on: December 16, 2016, 12:32 AM »
There are special Star Wars 3D glasses for 3D shows that you get to keep.  Three versions at our theater - BB8, Death trooper, and Stormtrooper.

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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: December 16, 2016, 12:30 AM »
That was awesome!  I cannot believe all the cameos.  I liked them all - the death Star droid, R2 and 3P0, Bail, Rebel Pilots, and obviously Garmin and Leia.  There were a bunch a short audio lines too like the paging Syndulla, K2's "I have a bad feeling about this," even the stormtroopers were saying something about the T16s being decommissioned.  So much awesomeness I can't wait to see it again. 

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PM Sent

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Ordered.   ;)  These will be fun to try out.  I'll post some pictures when I get them set up.  I already have power coming into a Death Star Display with lights on a switch, so might use this as an added stand to easily connect and light up. 

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