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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: May 31, 2016, 12:29 PM »
Yes, but what about the laser cannons and turrets?  Those were like slinging stones at the walkers too.  I get that the speeders were being adapted to the cold and fighters were useless, so that leaves the ground attack (besides orbital) as the only option.

My only guess is that the rebels worked in cells, Leia's cell heard about walkers but never faced them, whereas Mon Mothma's might.  Therefore those laser turrets were untested against the might of the AT-ATs.

I don't subscribe to the notion that the rebels had never seen walkers before.  That was maybe the intent whenEmpire first came out, but given all the surrounding material now, I would have a hard time thinking that was the first use of them.  No one ever says anything along the lines of "What are those?" in the movie, and it's very possible that the rebels thought walkers wouldn't work in the snow, similar to the ships.  They were probably set up to defend against ground troops, which the turrets would have worked well on.  Its not like they had any options once the walkers showed up, and there were still ground troops and chicken walkers to target.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: May 31, 2016, 10:54 AM »
My take on the Hoth battle was that most ships couldn't function well in the extreme cold.  Xwings could take off and land, but might not function very well in a battle situation where higher speeds and maneuverability are needed.  That's why the AT-AT's didn't have TIE Fighter support, and likely a key reason why the rebels decided to build a base on Hoth.  They mention early in the film that they are working to adapt the speeders to the cold, so they did the best they could under the circumstances.  The Snow Speeders don't carry the firepower of the AT-ATs, so the rebels were hoping to just harass and delay the imperials versus somehow actually winning that battle.

Resistance Trooper is now under $10 at Amazon if anyone is looking to army build.  Zuvio still twice the price.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: May 28, 2016, 09:55 AM »
I just don't see the need to differentiate.  If the mid section is swappable, then swap out the troop carrier for cargo containers as needed.  It is still an "Armored Transport" regardless of what it's transporting.  I like the concept - just not the name.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: May 27, 2016, 12:00 PM »
So I guess I'm saying we don't know the past is canon unless it's revealed anew as canon.

Not sure where you read that.  I see it the way Brian explained and would consider all of the previous history as canon unless evidence arises to refute that.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: May 27, 2016, 11:12 AM »
Do Walkers have to do well on the AT-ACT to get into AT-AT school?

Surprised they didn't go with AT-CAT.  I like just about everything I've seen coming out of this movie, but the idiot who thought we needed an AT-ACT instead of an AT-AT should be slapped upside the head.   Seriously, just read these two possible sentences:

"Prepare the AT-ATs for ground assualt"
"Prepare the AT-ACTs for ground assualt"


Kubricks / Re: Medicom Toy Exhibition '16 (Parco Show)
« on: May 26, 2016, 06:04 PM »
Remember Kubricks?  *sigh*

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: May 26, 2016, 05:30 PM »
I've been teetering on the edge of dropping my Marvel subscriptions for a while now.  This might do it for me.  I'm not a fan of most of the current stories and they didn't really sort things out well from Secret Wars in my opinion.  I don't need to be paying $4 a book to read about Hydra Cap and Lady Thor - I'd rather go back and read some of the old stuff than these PR stunts.  Still love the movies, but the comics are just out of hand.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: May 25, 2016, 11:32 AM »
Yeah, I'm pretty disappointed with this turn of events.  It's like they just think of the most ridiculous options possible to get the free PR.  I thought Thor as a girl was about the lowest they could go, but this is worse.  Ugh.

I'm 7 for 7, so I am likely for this one.  Who else is going?

I haven't been there since #3, so might be time to get to another.  I need to start working on my sales pitch to the wife...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: May 21, 2016, 11:03 AM »
Meh - I feel like this one has the potential to be a letdown.  There was nothing in that trailer that made this a must see for me.   :-\

I don't know about international, but I think it's pretty common for Con Exclusives to make their way to TRU brick and mortar stores.  The Masterpiece Soundwave figure I have was a comicon exclusive, then available as a TRU exclusive about a month later.

Cool looking set.  I'm game if it's around $40ish. I feel like I have a lot more freedom to pick and choose what I want from the 6" line, so if its easy to get and well priced, I'm game.  If not, no worries!

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: May 13, 2016, 11:49 AM »
So, I decided to order the 75094 Shuttle Tydirium set from the May the 4th Lego sale.  It was backlogged, but I still got it for $80 instead of $100 and it included the free FO Stormtrooper.  Box arrived today and I was a little surprised at how big it was.  Popped it open and in addition to the Shuttle and free minibag trooper, Lego sent me a 75092 Naboo Starfighter set!  I did not get the free poster - could they have swapped in a set instead?  It's not on the invoice and I don't see any additional charges...did anyone else order backlogged stuff last week and get something extra in the shipment?  Pretty nice extra $50 set to toss in there...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: May 10, 2016, 10:53 PM »
I didn't think much about it until it was brought up here - I'll have to watch the Zemo bits more closely when I go to see it again.  I thought the events unfolded like this:

#1 - Zemo wants revenge on the Supers for accidentally killing his family
#2 - Widow releases the Hydra files to the public in CA#2.
#3 - Zemo decrypts several of the files and discovers Bucky's brainwashing.  He then attempts to follow leads to track Bucky down and use him to drive the Avengers apart.  The encrypted files likely showed that Winter Soldier killed the Starks.
#4 - At some point he gets his hand on the Hyrdra Photostatic Veil and uses it to frame Bucky for the bombing, which accelerates support for the accords AND flushes out Bucky.
#5 - Zemo brainwashes Bucky to fight the others and asks for detail about a specific mission, which he couldn't get from the first guy he threatened.  He clearly wants to know more about either the other soldiers, the base, or what happend to the Starks (probably all of the above)
#6 - This leads him to the Hydra facility where he kills the other supah soldiers, then has time to snoop around for files, video, etc. on the program
#7 - SHIELD/Widow/Stark discover that Bucky was framed, so Zemo rightly guesses Stark will be coming after him.  Maybe he even leaked the info on the frame job to ensure Stark would be there
#8 - In the facility, Zemo tracks down the recording of Stark's parents being killed.  It would make sense that the video would be there - it's not like they had a lot of videotapes or DVDs to store things on back in the 40's.  OR Zemo hooked up the old style monitor to play the recording using the Hydra files he previously decrypted.
#9 - Just like the bombing, Zemo plays the tape to get Cap and Stark fighting to the death (I did actually think Stark was going to die when the shield cut into his ARC reactor
#10 - Having turned the heroes against each other, Zemo decides to kill himself rather than be imprisoned, but Panther stops him
#11 - After being incarcerated, Zemo implies that his plans did not fail, which makes me wonderif he is referring to the schism between the Avengers or if there are other machinations he set in motion.  Maybe he wanted to die, so that he couldn't be captured and forced to reveal info on anything else he initiated.

Makes pretty good sense to me.  The camera in the woods catching the murder was conveniently placed, but I think it read something like "Camera 3" at the bottom implying there were other cameras set up there.  Guessing they set all this up to dispose of the Starks and ensure that Bucky was 100% under their control.  Or maybe to prove to someone else that the Starks were actually dead.  They would thus want some kind of video to monitor Bucky throughout the mission and ensure that he didn't hesitate to do whatever they asked.  It's not perfectly spelled out in the movie, but that's the general take I had on events.

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