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Other Collectibles / Square Enix Play Arts Kai Star Wars Figures
« on: September 17, 2014, 09:58 AM »
Great news everyone!  Another Japanese toy company (Square Enix) will be adding Darth Vader to their larger-scale figure line (Play Arts Kai).   :P

http://collectiondx.com/news_item/91714/play_arts_kai_star_wars_darth_vader

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JD Sports Forum! / NHL 2014-15
« on: September 10, 2014, 11:55 AM »
Well, we did our games draft last weekend and training camp is right around the corner so I thought it was time for a new thread... :)

After all the drafting, ticket-swapping, and game-sharing was agreed to, it looks like I'm set for 12 games this year for my 1/4 share:

Thu, Oct 23 Phoenix
Sun, Nov 16 Winnipeg
Sat, Nov 29 St. Louis
Wed, Dec 17 Boston
Fri, Jan 2 Toronto
Thu, Jan 8 Chicago
Mon, Jan 19 Columbus
Mon, Feb 9 Vancouver
Tue, Feb 24 Edmonton
Sun, Mar 8 Colorado
Sat, Mar 28 Los Angeles
Sat, Apr 4 Detroit

A nice mix.  Four from the Central (WIN, STL, CHI, COL), four from the Pacific (PHX, LA, VAN, EDM), and four from the Eastern Conference (TOR, DET, BOS, CBJ). 

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Star Wars Rebels / TRU Reveal the Rebels: Jedi Battle Pack
« on: September 3, 2014, 11:11 PM »
Let the jerking around of the Rebels collectors commence!

ToysRUs Exclusive: Reveal The Rebels: Jedi Reveal Revealed

Hope the Rebels collectors enjoy spending $20 for the exclusive Hologram Obi-Wan "Secret Figure" since you'll already have the basic Kanan and Ezra by the time it comes out!  ;)

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LEGO / LOTR / Hobbit LEGO
« on: July 29, 2014, 04:09 PM »
Please join the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings LEGO discussion here -

http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?board=87.0

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LEGO / DC Comics LEGO
« on: July 29, 2014, 04:06 PM »
Please join the DC Comics LEGO discussion here -

http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=21730.0

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LEGO / Marvel Comics LEGO
« on: July 29, 2014, 04:05 PM »
Please join the Marvel Comics LEGO discussion here -

http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=21732.0

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Other Collectibles / Revoltech Star Wars Figures
« on: July 29, 2014, 01:00 PM »
Yet another new license is awarded to a Japanese toy/collectibles company - Disney cashes in again!

Sorry I can't do up something nicer at the moment (too busy at work), but www.taghobby.com has pics of the prototypes for the Revoltech Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, C-3PO, and R2-D2 figures that were shown at this past weekend's Wonder Festival in Japan!

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 7
« on: July 25, 2014, 11:18 PM »
So... Wave 7 thread time!

Looks like this will be the Wave 7 breakdown... though nothing is final until Hasbro says so.  Clicky for the bigger pics.


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According to the little signs at SDCC (which have been known to be wrong in the past), it seems like this wave may end up being -

Stormtrooper Han
Bossk
C-3PO (rumored)

Supposedly due February 2015!

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Coming this Fall to Target - the 6" Imperial Shadow Squadron Box Set.

Includes Special Black Ops Speeder Bike with Shadow Scout and Shadow Stormtrooper Commander.

Makes me wonder when we'll see a standard 6" Shadow Stormtrooper to join them.   :D


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Other Collectibles / Jakks Pacific 20" Star Wars Figure Line
« on: July 24, 2014, 01:09 PM »
So, I guess Jakks will be making 20" Star Wars figures for all the fans who wished there was something larger than Hasbro's 5POA 12" figures, but smaller than Jakks' 31" figures.

More info coming up from Comic-Con, but it looks like there will be a number of store exclusives for folks to chase...

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JD Sports Forum! / NHL Offseason 2014
« on: June 23, 2014, 04:13 PM »
Draft coming up this week.  Free agency looming.  Should be a fun couple of weeks before we hit the dark summer months.  Random off-season thoughts...

-  wondering how long it will take before Jesse's Pens get down to interviewing him or me for head coach since they seem to be interviewing just about anyone these days.  Must suck knowing the best guy for the job out there is the guy they just fired.  Also must suck seeing "your guy" opt for Carolina or Vancouver instead... though those jobs probably come with a lot less media attention.

- wondering where the Wild will ultimately end up.  So many things were rumored all year long (Vanek, Vanek, Vanek!) and now... not so much.  Re-signing Moulson was a lock until the playoffs and now people have cooled on wanting him too.  Might be one of those summers where there's a lot of talk, but ultimately they go with the youth movement and hope for improvement from last year.

- Hall of Fame.  Nice to see them finally let Pat Burns in there.  No surprise on Modano, Hasek, and Forsberg.  Bit surprised they made Recchi wait though but I suppose you can't have everyone at once.

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Kubricks / Medicom Toy Exhibition 2014 and Carded Jedi Luke
« on: June 20, 2014, 10:51 AM »
Lots of pictures from the preview event hitting twitter... nothing Star Wars yet.

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So, Andrewz Toys posted this:  6" Cantina Showdown 2-Pack

Yeah...  a 2-pack of figures that everyone already probably owns.   Huh.  ??? 

No word on if this set is some kind of store exclusive (could be the rumored TRU Cantina set?) or if its the first of potentially many "battle pack" ideas for the 6" figure line.

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Star Wars Anthology / Star Wars Spin-Off #? - Boba Fett?
« on: June 4, 2014, 12:12 PM »
No word on the content or the timing, but StarWars.com says...

Josh Trank To Direct Stand-Alone Star Wars Film

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In addition to the episodes of a new Star Wars trilogy, Lucasfilm and Disney continue development of multiple stand-alone movies that will offer new stories beyond the core Saga. The newest director to come on board is Josh Trank.

"We're thrilled to welcome Josh into the family," says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. "He is such an incredible talent and has a great imagination and sense of innovation. That makes him perfectly suited to Star Wars, and for this new slate of movies that reach beyond the core characters and storylines of Episodes I through IX."

Trank states, "The magic of the Star Wars Universe defined my entire childhood. The opportunity to expand on that experience for future generations is the most incredible dream of all time."

Trank captured imaginations worldwide with his critically lauded directorial debut Chronicle, a fresh and engaging take on the superhero genre. Trank is currently at work on The Fantastic Four for 20th Century Fox.

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