Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - JediJman

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 6 7 8 ... 496
Other Collectibles / Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« on: September 6, 2015, 11:38 AM »
That would have been a nice cost cutter!  I had $100 in Amazon rewards, so back-ordered one there.

Other Collectibles / Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« on: September 6, 2015, 10:19 AM »
I have the Sphero BB-8 on order, this droid is selling out fast... seems to be the toy of the year!  ;D

Where did you order from?  Is it $150 pretty much everywhere?  Disney was already sold out on FF as well. 

Thanks to Justin for the "review" of these. I grabbed a Stormtrooper and a Flametrooper. Really want a Phasma.

That Stormtrooper is awesome.  I have to recant my assessment after opening them though.  They don't really fit in with the other 6" figures at all (except BB8).  I grabbed Phasma, Stormtrooper, and Rey, and they're all just too big next to the 6" figures.  The Stormtrooper is close, but his head looks huge next to Black Series.  Rey looks like an amazon and Phasma is even bigger than the regular stormies. 

They're still cool with a ton of detail and much more articulation than I expected.  I'll probably grab a few more (OT Stormtrooper, Fett, and Vader are musts), but won't replace my BS characters with them. 

I'm probably going to order this, but holding off for now.  I like the v3 Sandtrooper, but it's just an easy repaint.  I like the black astromech, but a little pricey at $25.  The red Stormtrooper looks a little ridiculous and I really don't need a third TIE Pilot.  Add in that this is $25-30 per figure...meh.  This is one of those sets that I don't feel I'd miss much if I never ended up getting it.

I'm a little tired of clonetroopers by now, but I ordered one to get the Stormtroopers.  It's a better offering than the EE one, which is $20 more for what is essentially a bunch of repaints.

I would suspect that these will be in stores in October/November.  Don't hate yet.

My hating is based on principle at this point.  I went to the TRU Force Friday event and waited two hours, and a big reason I went there was for their "Exclusive Blue Trooper" that had been rumored.  They obviously didn't have any on hand.  There was a press release stating the Snowtrooper Officer Exclusive would be available for pre-order on 9/6 (today).  Then the figure goes up for pre-order 2 days early and sells out well before 9/6...just crappy handling all the way around.  It should have been on hand for the Force Friday event or at the very least not up for pre-order until today.  I was one of the few who really didn't mind being in the dark about Force Friday for most of the offerings, but handling of this figure could not have been any worse IMO.

I'm with the crew that somehow missed the preorder.  I was up and around all through Force Friday, so could have ordered it at 1am or while waiting for Disney to open at 5am the next day.  Silly me trying to enjoy the moment and not worry about crossing every single thing of the list when I had a free moment to think.  I should have known that a PREORDER wouldn't be available for order later in the day. 

Awesome job ruining an otherwise fun event TRU/Hasbro.   ::)

Stang.  I Was hoping the Elite figures would match up well with these, so we could pick and choose between them, but the Elite figures are more like a 7" line vs. 6" Black Series.  Captain Phasma dwarfs black series Stormtrooper.  Reminds me a lot of the Marvel Select vs. Legends sizes - just noticable enough not to work.  I'm hooked on the elite figs despite the similar size.  The Stormtrooper, for example, looks a thousand times better in Die Cast and there's tons more atriculation than I expected.

The Snowtrooper TRU Preorder is sold out?  What the hell?  I had a blast with the midnight madness stuff, but pretty pissed at TRU for how they ran this exclusive.  No sign of it in stores and no way to preorder for those that waited in line?  Then a day later its sold out?  ******* exclusives drive me nuts.

Phasma looks a little big to fit with 6" B.S. line.  Rey could fit and the BB8 looks much better, but she would dwarf 6" Leia. The Stormtrooper looks like a good fit though. Very similar sized to Hasbros.

Ebay Seller with all five in-hand for sale

For twice as much as you can buy them in a couple days!  Um, no thanks.

I just posted for the pictures, not as a good option to buy.   ;)

The leaks continue!  This Facebook Page has boxed pics (not the best pics, but pics nonetheless) of the first five 6" TFA figures -

01 - Finn (Jakku)
02 - Rey (Jakku) & BB-8
03 - Kylo Ren
04 - First Order Stormtrooper
05 - Chewbacca

Nice to see BB-8 as a pack-in since I know a lot of folks were not wanting to plunk down $22 for the little guy by himself...

Ebay Seller with all five in-hand for sale

Some nice detailed pics.  I'll be getting all five of these.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: August 31, 2015, 10:05 AM »
Did anyone read about the Cornell study earlier in the year that models a fictional zombie outbreak?  They have a cool mapping tool called Zombie Town USA that allows you to drop a zombie anywhere in the U.S. then map out the infection.  Obviously fictional, but they're trying to map out how diseases spread.  In most zombie films the outbreak happens all over at once, but they are taking a patient zero approach where zombies bites cause the infection.  I dropped a single zombie in Chicago and it took about a month to cover half the U.S. The East Coast falls relatively quick once the zombies finally get out there.  The model clearly doesn't account for infected driving or flying to different areas before they turn, but it was kind of fun to play with.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: August 27, 2015, 03:17 PM »
Yeah, I'm excited to see more info on the beginning even if it is a little slow.  That was the best part about the WWZ novel - hearing about how they went from everyday life to zombie apocalypse.  I'm still not sure we're going to get the "cause" behind the event as RK has said many times he doesn't care to touch on that part of the story.  It's supposed to be more about what the characters do int he situations they are confronted with than revealing all of the origins and details behind it. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: August 26, 2015, 05:09 PM »
You wouldn't see exponential growth, though.  You wouldn't even see linear growth.  Not if the populace has already seen how to kill the things over YouTube, and communication systems are still largely intact.

I'm not arguing there'd be no instances of outbreaks.  Sure - someone young and healthy has a stroke in the middle of a neighborhood - some families gets wiped out.  But those kinds of stresses don't lead to societal breakdown.

Looking at my math a different way - each day right now 1 out of every 45,000 people die.  Are you saying those 44,999 other people can't handle it if that death becomes somehow contagious?  And not airborne contagious - contagious via staggering, brainless corpses?

I think you're taking an over simplified view of what could happen.  Do you really think its more likely that people instantly grab their hammers and bats to organize a defense vs. disbelief, fear, rioting, and giving up?  Think through all of the zombie/contagion/apocalypse movies we've seen.  When this starts, the vast majority of people won't believe its real.  Would you?  It might take weeks just to convince people it's happening.  As people figure out something is wrong, they'd likely shut themselves in for fear of contamination.  You're assuming people will just fight back, but I think most people without training would freeze when confronted with a zombie, just like most due in extremely traumatic real life situations.

Either way, you can clearly count on massive work stoppage and looting.  Take the 7,000 that would have died anyway, plus the increased deaths from people that can't get their meds, health care, rioting, etc.  Who is delivering fresh groceries or manning the water treatment plant?  How about the power plants?  Take away food and power for just a few weeks and you'd see any sense of law and order fly out the window.  Add to that the killings from people who think someone is sick and could infect them, people fighting each other for resources, suicide, etc.  People also wouldn't know that zombie bites are fatal or that people dying from other causes will come back, so many would try to care for the sick and wounded only to get surprise attacked later.  Think about mass population centers where a hoard of zombies could grow fairly quickly.  It's easy to think 20 people could stop a zombie, but 20 zombies vs. one person is very different. 

Social media can spread disinformation as quickly as good information and a fair amount of people aren't getting their news from Youtube. Reference the movie Contagion.  Those that can figure out how to kill a zombie still need to be able to do it in real life.  Not as easy to kill a loved one, especially for those that think there might be some kind of cure.  Reference TWD Morgan and Hershel.  I do think there would be more of a resistance than we've seen in the shows.  There would be pockets of communities or safe houses that could band together and set up procedures to keep watch, reduce the risk of an outbreak, etc.  But there's potential for those to break down in short order as well once people start fighting over scarce resources, weapons, authority, etc.  Someone gets careless or has an unexpected death or some virus spreads without treatment.   

Anyway, I don't think we're going to convince each other.  Hopefully we'll never have to find out.   ;)

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 6 7 8 ... 496