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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: September 9, 2016, 10:23 AM »
So I was talking to a buddy and he made a pretty good point...  Getting into/out of a hatch like on that tank wouldn't be too easy in body armor...  Like, to the point your life would be at risk.  If you've ever seen someone get into a WW2 tank's hatch, even the larger ones like the commander hatch on the turret, it's tight. 

That might be a bigger issue if Stormtroopers were riding around in WW2 tanks versus their own hover tank.  There's no reason why the imperial tanks couldn't have larger hatches.  Real tanks are not designed to have troops jump in and out of them - if you're in the tank, you're supposed to stay in the tank.  Probably the same with an AT-ST - there isn't a lot of reason to jump out into combat when you're cockpit is dozens of feet high in the air.  But a stormtrooper in a hover tank might have more need to pop in and out, and they could easily design the tank to accommodate that need a variety of different ways.  If the trooper is getting out of the tank more regularly, he's definitely going to need armor.

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: September 6, 2016, 12:02 AM »
Picked up the Advent Calendar as well at the Toys R Us nearest to my house - they're running a sale on Star Wars Lego at the moment, so it was discounted down to $31.99 - not bad!

Nice score.  I checked around me and they're either not in yet or all sold out.  Not available for order on the site.

However, I did find them available at for $34.  I always get this and the Lego Friends one for my kid (also $3 off), so I picked them both up with free shipping.  Not bad.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: September 4, 2016, 03:50 PM »
I'll be watching for Tunghori auctions I think...

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 2
« on: September 2, 2016, 02:26 PM »
My son just rolled his eyes at the pack-ins.  I really have a hard time believing anyone likes these.  But, at least new figures are on the way.  Yay!

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« on: September 2, 2016, 01:18 PM »
Actually, since my last post, Enchantress has been added to this wave, so that's my mistake. I think that the figures are evenly packed, although I'm not sure on that.

Correct.  Its the 6 listed plus Enchantress and Astral Form Strange for a full set of 8.  I was just teasing that she was left out of your initial list. 

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 2
« on: September 2, 2016, 10:27 AM »
Cassian is the Eadu/blue coat version

In the clip I'm sure that coat is brown...


The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« on: September 2, 2016, 10:25 AM »
Dr. Strange (Dormammu BAF)
Dr. Strange
Dr. Strange (Movie)
Baron Mordo (Movie)
Nico Minoru
Iron Fist
Brother Voodoo

Here we go with you female action figure haters!  No love for the Enchantress?   ;)  There's an Astral Form Doc Strange in this case to get us to 8 figures as well.

I'm not willing to go the case route this time, but if anyone finds an Enchantress at retail, please grab or stash for me.  I'ld like one to go with my Thor figures as they are sorely lacking any Asgardian baddies. 

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: August 31, 2016, 11:15 PM »
Personally, I think Hasbro sets the bar high to get buyers feeling good about the the retail price they really want to sell at.  We'd be having the same discussion if this launched at $250 or maybe even $200.  By setting it at $300, they're going to get a few people who just can't wait, especially when demand is crazy high.  Then it will eventually get marked down $50-75 and by then everyone will be thinking it's an amazing deal.  If they instead launched at $225, people would probably avoid it like the plague.  It's just smart marketing/pricing.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: JediDefender Fantasy Football 2015
« on: August 31, 2016, 05:51 PM »
Still drafting tonight?

I noticed that BBTS has full sets of the WM figures available for sale.  Does this mean the "exclusive" set is being sold through other outlets or did they just buy these at WM and resell them?

These are down to $12 at Walmart as well.  I snagged a Poe and another Kanan for customizing.

Rogue One / Re: The Playset Thread
« on: August 24, 2016, 05:15 PM »
The pieces look fantastic.  I'm very interested in these, but I'll be even MORE interested if/when they can find some way of connecting the pieces together with some sort of built in fasteners.

I really wouldn't let the fasteners hold you back.  You don't see the back of the wall anyway once they're displayed and the little clips hold really well from what I've seen.  Plus I feel like official fasteners would probably come with an official cost increase.   :-\

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rumors
« on: August 24, 2016, 05:12 PM »
I think its a 4" scale Tantiv IV that has been shrunk down to only carry a single pilot.  Awe. Some.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« on: August 24, 2016, 05:06 PM »

So cool!  Am I correct in understanding light years that if we were able to see Proxima B, we'd really be seeing it as it was 4.2 years ago since it takes that long for the light to reach us?

Rogue One / Re: The Playset Thread
« on: August 23, 2016, 09:25 PM »
So they're thick enough and stable enough to stand on their own?

Yes and no.  They are pretty thick (about half an inch) and they stand up fine on their own, but without a backing or support, a little push will also easily knock them over.  They are one sided anyway, so you could either stack them up against a wall for support or double stack them to look like a finished wall from both sides.  If I don't have them up against a wall, I'll probably have some kind of paper weight to make sure they're a little more stable.  Here are a few quick unboxing pics...

Great packing job, so they came in really minty shape and they feel super sturdy and thick.  I put an LED flashlight behind the light-wall and it looks pretty cool if you can work that into your display.  The walls are a bit high for the 4" stuff standing by themselves, but that's probably the size you'd want for display shelves anyway.  The clip on pieces work really well and you get far more than you actually need.  They do not connect at a 90 degree angle, which is my only disappointment so far.  I'm guessing we'll see adapters for different configurations and stability in the near future.

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