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I finally broke down and ordered a big chunk of these after seeing more great reports from Toy Fair.  I nabbed Pre Curse Medusa, Underworld Warrior, Skeleton Warrior x2, Spartan Warrior x2, Cursed Spartan, Cursed Gorgon Sister, Amazon Warrior x2, Youngest Gorgon Sister, and a couple of blank bodies to try out.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: July 24, 2016, 10:16 PM »
USS Discovery First Look.

Ugly. What was the last decent looking ship? Voyager?

The aft section of the ship looks... Klingon!

I thought the same thing.  It's like they just took the top of the Enterprise and glued it onto a Bird of Prey.  That has to be the laziest design ever.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: July 24, 2016, 10:13 PM »
Actress Brie Larson has been confirmed to play Captain Marvel!  The news came at the Marvel Cinematic Universe panel at SDCC last night, and Brie Larson received a standing ovation following the announcement.

That is excellent news.  I love her character and can't wait to see what Marvel cooks up for a solo story (or what other heroes get included, since that's become the norm lately).

I think what's hard to swallow here is that the TRU 3 pack of 6 inch Astromechs is only $55.  That's at least $5-10 cheaper than what you'd pay for a single 6 inch figure.  EE comes along with similarly obscure Astromechs in a 6 pack, either priced at the max of the 3&3/4" line or at a significant mark up over the basic $8 figures depending on how you look at it.  Comparing the two offerings, it sure feels like the TRU set is a deal and the EE set is a bit of a rip off.

I'm actually really excited for a Jaina figure.  While there is no doubt in my mind that the late surge of votes was tampering, she was the one figure that seemed to get the most votes in the comments throughout the week.  I think there is a lot of legitimate love for that character and I like that she came out on top, even though I'd rather be looking forward to Darth Talon. 

That said, I'm beyond frustrated at the tampering in the "Fan voting."  There's no point in having a poll where I get a vote or two, if someone else with some hacking ability can account for thousands.  Like Dave said, it wouldn't be that hard to put some controls in place to prevent this or even correct it after the fact.  The Jaina surge in one day seems almost impossible, and I'm convinced the Starkiller surge the prior two days wasn't legit either.  Heck, the initial jump ahead for Talon was probably tampering too if its that easy.  I'd rather Hasbro just took the site votes and said, "Jaina got the most site votes, so we're making her."  This charade of letting the fans vote just leaves a sour note on the whole thing, no matter who they pick.

Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: July 22, 2016, 11:47 AM »
I mean, I know it's not the two year old one, it just reminds me of it in terms of style and overall appearance.

Yeah, the 5POA OTC stormtrooper reminds me of the previous 5POA OTC Stormtrooper too.   ;)

I don't know why we are comparing these to SA Black Series figures anyway.

Really the only reasons is because that's how EE promoted the set.


I don't know why we are comparing these to SA Black Series figures anyway.  You get a lot more out of a SA Phasma than an astromech with a center arm.  I consider these similar to the basic series figures at $8, especially since they're just repaints.  They're exclusive and have fancy packaging, so we get a 50% mark up.  I can stomach that, but I'm not looking at real SA figures for justification.

2 Shoulders, 2 Ankles, 1 Head = 5.  Unless there is a retractable third leg (which would be awesome) to get us to 6. 

Other Collectibles / Re: Funko Pop Bobbleheads Star Wars
« on: July 21, 2016, 11:55 AM »
Ordered.  Thanks for the tip!

$15 cheaper than I expected - I'm in.

Rogue One / Re: Taking Back Our Hobby
« on: July 21, 2016, 11:50 AM »
I never go to JTA, but agree that this guys sounds like a tool.  Jeff will sometimes relay some of the idiocy over there and I'm halfway tempted to check them out just to catch some of the stupid things they say.  I know it will get me riled up though, so I just ignore them.  It reminds me of watching Jerry Springer in my youth. 

Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: July 21, 2016, 11:47 AM »
From this GH photo it looks like there's a new 3.75" Stormtrooper on the way.  This seems to have flown in under the radar at Preview Night last night.

Nice catch.  I'll buy a few of those.

They seriously need to check the data, the voting is rigged.  Talon was ahead by 5 points 24 hours ago with 54k votes.  Suddenly we have 13k new votes to push Starkiller into the lead? Yeah right.  That's tampering.  They should start by checking out Matthew Geoffrey Levine, who commented nonsense countless times to hide another person's earlier comment about vote tampering. 

Let's do the math.  24 hours ago, Talon was at 26% and Starkiller was at 22%.  There were approximately 54,500 votes.  In under 24 hours, there are suddenly 13,000 new votes and Starkiller is up to 27%.  To achieve that, Starkiller had to get roughly 6,500 votes, implying that the other 5 characters all got 6,500 votes COMBINED.  I call shenanigans.

Starkiller is at 28% now, with around 10,000 votes in the last 36 hours.  Tampering for sure, but is it some crazed fan or just Hasbro swinging the vote?  I'm sure they could just change the numbers to whatever they want if they decided Starkiller was a better option.  I made the comments in my quote on the site yesterday and they were magically deleted.  Makes me think some higher power is behind the voting manipulation.   

Really disenchanted with all things Star Wars this morning...

I'm surprised you guys are that into this.  Quite frankly I'm really disappointed.  I was hoping that this would be a way for Hasbro to keep getting new figures out and the '5 figures that hadn't been made' tease made me think it would be something really cool.


I was starting to worry that we were getting something pretty easy like this after Jeff's comment yesterday.  I like astromechs and the paint jobs on these look nice.  I'll keep my EE order and enjoy these to some extent.  But in all honestly, I have dozens and dozens of astromechs by now, especially with the Disney BADs.  I was really hoping for at least a few obscure humanoid figures - a jawa, a cantina alien, something original to go with the set.

I thought someone mentioned these being SA figures versus 5pt figures, but an astromech isn't SA at all unless there are some crazy new features these bring to the table.  It's okay, but I'm disappointed it wasn't more. 

**EDIT: It's right in the first post in this thread, "Figures include cool accessories and have the articulation you've come to love from The Vintage Collection and The Black Series."  Not sure if the "articulation" comment was Adam's or someone else's but that's really misleading and inaccurate for this set.  I can see why people are upset if that was communicated broadly. 

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