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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: January 15, 2014, 05:00 PM »
I'll guess it's actually Ahsoka's kid.  Or maybe it's both?  Obi-Wan + Ahsoka = Ahso Kenobi

Nailed it.  #creepyoldben #yeahhehitit


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Cliegg Lars
Emperor Palpatine (Office Duel SA)
Mosep
Solomahal
Baniss Keeg
Tzivvzt
Princess Leia (ANH SA Resculpt)
Aunt Beru Lars
Han Solo (Carbonite)
Lando Calrissian
Princess Leia (Bespin Escape)
Yak Face
Ree Yees
Vedain
Yotts Oren

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: January 13, 2014, 11:54 AM »
Man, this show is awesome.

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Star Wars Universe / Re: Disney to Purge Select EU
« on: January 13, 2014, 11:33 AM »
Like other comic book fans here have said, to me this is no different than "Peter Parker never married Mary Jane!!!"  Or "Superman never married Lois Lane!!!"  There comes a point when the stories have to be rebooted and continuity has to be cleaned up and I guess Star Wars is finally there (just like comics, Star Trek, Walking Dead and countless other things before).  That;'s what happens when companies need to make $$$ at the end of the day.

I totally get the anger from people who love the existing EU.  I honestly think you sort of have to go through the five stages of grief.  I've seen it (and felt it myself) with various Marvel/DC reboots over the years.  If you love something, it hurts when someone else (Disney) tells you it's not worth keeping anymore.  The best part is that while Disney can tell you it didn't happen, you will always have the book and you are always free to believe what you want.

Like Pete said in his post...
take all the post-ROTJ books and comics and say "these exist in Star Wars Galaxy 154825173855271" (sorry, just poking fun at the Marvel Universe numbers)

DC Comics fans like me will consider the Lucas-LFL Era as "Pre-Crisis" EU and the Disney-LFL Era "Post-Crisis" EU (to equal-opportunity poke fun at the DC Universe ;)).


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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: January 10, 2014, 02:20 PM »
this was just discovered yesterday - supposedly another case is coming:

http://www.midtowncomics.com/store/dp.asp?PRID=MARVEL+UNIVERSE+AF+ASST+2_1320908

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Wage a war for the fate of the universe with Rhino, Mysterio, Thanos, Nova, the Incredible Hulk, Cloak and Dagger, Abomination, Colossus, Black Knight, and Alpha Flight!
I'm skeptical considering BBTS and EE don't have a preorder. 

Looks like this case is finally on BBTS.

1x MVL UNV RHINO
1x MVL UNV MYSTERIO
1x MVL UNV THANOS
1x MVL UNV NOVA
1x MVL UNV INCREDIBLE HULK
2x MVL UNV CLOAK AND DAGGER - May be Cloak or Dagger, item packed at Random
2x MVL UNV ABOMINATION - May be Abomination or A-Bomb, item packed at Random
1x MVL UNV COLOSSUS
1x MVL UNV BLACK KNIGHT
1x MVL UNV ALPHA FLIGHT(Will be either Northstar or Aurora. Packed at Random, sorry no choice.)

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Is 2014 the "Last Hurrah"?
« on: January 9, 2014, 10:17 AM »
It sure seems like 2014 and Spring 2015 will be the last, best chance for obscure OT figures and desired resculpts from the OT and to a lesser extent PT.

It's not impossible for them to leave some slots or box sets here or there for the old OT/PT stuff, but I think the chances of a sweet resculpt for Han in Carbonite or ANH White Dress Leia decreases tremendously if they have a bunch of new Han and Leia they are selling.  :(

Also, even if they do leave slots for the "old" stuff, at some point it's a law of numbers thing.  By the time we get to Episode 8 (2017), you could have something like this

60 new figures planned:
45 from Episode 8
5 from Episode 7 (2015)
5 from standalone movie (2016)
5 from everything else - ANH, ESB, ROTJ, TPM, AOTC, ROTS, EU, TCW, Rebels, etc

With each new cartoon series or movie that "everything else" piles grows a little bit larger...

112
LEGO / Re: Simpsons
« on: January 8, 2014, 04:26 PM »
Yeah, the eyes are way creepy.  And no Santa's Little Helper (aka Santos L. Halper)?  #fail

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: MLB 2014
« on: January 8, 2014, 02:12 PM »
Biggio = 74.8%, just missed it.  Maybe (probably) next year.

Interesting to see Clemens/Bonds lose votes this year... 

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JD Sports Forum! / MLB 2014
« on: January 8, 2014, 01:30 PM »
(ps. can't forget to include the usual MN-homerism HOF voting rant here for Jack Morris  - '91 game seven is still the greatest game of baseball I have ever had the chance to watch.  8))

Last chance for Black Jack... and it doesn't look good. :(

Having Maddux on the ballot next year (355 Ws, 3371 Ks, 3.16 ERA) will really drive the PED point home for Clemens (354 Ws, 4672 Ks, 3.12 ERA) since Maddux is basically Clemens without the steroid revival (those extra three Cy Youngs).  I'm sure Clemens will be pissed next January when Maddux is a first ballot HOFer and he's still sitting on the couch waiting for the call.  :P


I'll guess Maddux, Glavine, Thomas, and Biggio get in today.  Maddux will lead the votes and Biggio will sneak in with a 76-77ish number.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: January 7, 2014, 10:22 AM »
Stuff like this is why I never use ebay anymore.  Used to be such a great place, now it just seems like a rip-off den.  Best of luck to you trying to get it resolved.  Going to be really pricey trying to track down a different set with the clear alien. :(

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Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: Star Wars comics go back to Marvel
« on: January 3, 2014, 02:02 PM »
And here's Dark Horse's statement.

Like others have said, not much of a surprise.  Made sense to let Dark Horse keep status quo going in 2013/early 2014 while Disney transitioned things and it makes sense to use the upcoming movies to kick off the new Marvel era.

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Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: Star Wars comics go back to Marvel
« on: January 3, 2014, 01:10 PM »
And now it's official.

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The Walt Disney Company's Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment are joining forces to bring new Star Wars adventures to readers across the galaxy, with Marvel granted exclusive rights to create and publish Star Wars comics and graphic novels beginning in 2015.

The agreement marks a homecoming for the Star Wars comic books. Marvel Comics published the first Star Wars comic book, Star Wars #1, in March 1977, which went on to sell more than 1 million copies. Marvel Comics published its Star Wars series for nine years. In 1991, Dark Horse Comics took over the license, publishing fan favorite titles like Dark Empire and Star Wars: Legacy. Last year, Dark Horse released The Star Wars #1, an adaptation of George Lucas' original rough-draft screenplay for the film, garnering rave reviews and national media attention and ranking among the top-selling Star Wars comics of all time.

"Dark Horse Comics published exceptional Star Wars comics for over 20 years, and we will always be grateful for their enormous contributions to the mythos, and the terrific partnership that we had," said Carol Roeder, director of Lucasfilm franchise publishing, Disney Publishing Worldwide. "In 2015, the cosmic adventures of Luke, Han, Leia, and Chewbacca will make the lightspeed jump back to Marvel, to begin a new age of adventures within the Star Wars universe."

"We here at Marvel could not be more excited to continue the publication of Star Wars comic books and graphic novels," said Marvel worldwide publisher and president, Dan Buckley. "The perennial brand of Star Wars is one of the most iconic in entertainment history and we are honored to have the opportunity to bring our creative talent pool to continue, and expand Star Wars into galaxies far, far away."

"We're incredibly excited by this next chapter in the Star Wars saga," said Andrew B. Sugerman, executive vice president of Disney Publishing Worldwide. "Bringing together the iconic Lucasfilm and Marvel brands to tell new stories will allow us to continue to thrill lovers of the original Star Wars comic books and entertain generations to come."

Marvel has continued to push comic book publishing forward with innovations and experiments like motion comics and digital-only releases, in addition to its deep, ongoing catalog of monthly series and graphic novels created by some of the industry's most gifted artists and writers.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends Figures
« on: January 1, 2014, 06:14 PM »
I'm sure a few folks would have mixed feelings about giving up a coveted slot in the BS line for a "flavor of the month" type character and I totally get that.

Me, me!  Agree 100%.
 
If Rebels will be in the $6, 5POA line, then I have no desire for them in the $10 collector line too at this point. 

Please Hasbro just use what little precious time we have left with the $10 collector line to fill in the missing OT resculpt and new figure gaps we all desperately want - Ree-Yees, Yakface, Cliegg, ROTS Office Palps, Cantina Guys, Jabba Palace dudes, Rebel troops, Imp troops, ANH Leia, Beru, Lando, ETC.

Once 2015 rolls around, it will be ALL SEQUELS all the time.  Please don't waste what little precious "new figure sculpt" Black Series slots we may have left on Rebels characters.  I would take ANY figure on the JD Wishlists Results over a Rebels guy at this point, especially because I have no idea if the cartoon is any good or if it will completely suck.

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Conventions / Re: Disney Star Wars Weekends
« on: December 20, 2013, 12:17 PM »
Disney has announced the dates for the 2014 Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios:

Weekend I: May 16 18, 2014
Weekend II: May 23 25, 2014
Weekend III: May 30 June 1, 2014
Weekend IV: June 6 8, 2014

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Best of 2013?
« on: December 20, 2013, 10:04 AM »
Best Figure:  Probably because they're still fresh, it's a tie between Merumeru and Vizam.  Home-run Jabba Palace goon and long requested wookiee.  Both excellent figures.  Also would have to give a nod to Pablo Jill since I thikn he turned out really well.

Best Vehicle:  Not really a lot to choose from here, so I'll go with ESB Slave I from Amazon.  Despite Amazon's inititial shipping issues, the ship is still a great ESB Slave I upgrade.  My runner up would probably be the little Yoda Starfighter.  That was a great set I thought.

Best Exclusive: Kmart Ewok Catapult.  Sorry Brent, but Ewok action figures are fun.  I can't believe how many of these little buggers we have now, awesome!  Runner up would be the Amazon Droid Factory, but that is mainly related to the blow-out pricing and not figure selection. ;)

Best Multipack:  Kmart Scanner Dude sets.  Two figures plus big accessory for less than $15 is a great deal in this day and age.  Runner up would be the TRU Arena Jedi sets.

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