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Rumors flying all over the place that another exclusive droid on the way for next Wednesday. That mystery yellow and black r5 unit that appeared a few weeks ago now being rumored to be a May 4th exclusive. Has anyone else heard anything more solid than a rumor?

Yak says this is the exclusive and Jayson's pretty on target with Disney reveals.  I'd take that as more than a rumor.   ;)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: TeeFury
« on: April 29, 2016, 11:03 AM »
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.

I forgot to update this, but my shirt arrived on 2/18, so expect 3-4 weeks for sure. 

Coupon code STAYGOLD gets you 10% off anything site wide this week.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: April 27, 2016, 03:25 PM »
I want the exclusive figure, but their prices are getting stupid.

No more stupid than those of us willing to pay them.   :-[

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Doctor Strange
« on: April 27, 2016, 12:58 PM »
I have some idea - I took an Asian-American studies course in college and have Asian friends that I've talked to about this.  I also work in market research, so I know the data doesn't always tell the whole story (or the right story).  I don't have spreadsheets of casting options or focus groups with the Chinese, but I can tell you that excluding Asians from traditional, non-offensive Asian roles can also alienate moviegoers. 

I'm sure Tilda will be great and no one will care once the movie is out.  It's just an unfortunate scenario in my opinion. 

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.

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