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Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: August 3, 2016, 01:00 PM »
Finally got our Q&A with Hasbro posted (delayed by some tech issues with SoundCloud) - give it a listen.  6" stands, 3.75" distribution, love for The Vintage Collection, and more...

Thanks again to Darth_Anton for helping us out with SDCC coverage!

Rogue One / Re: The Playset Thread
« on: August 3, 2016, 12:58 PM »
Attention CHEWIE (and playset fans) - please don't pass out when you hear the JD Q&A with Hasbro, which we finally managed to get posted today (thanks, tech issues!  ::)).

Playset talk is at the end (around minute 9) ->

But it seems that the initial reviews for Suicide Squad are not that good.

Even the "good" reviews on RT aren't that good.  Most of the good reviews say things like "The movie is, on paper, a disaster. It is, in execution, a mess. Itís never really fun (but itís also not relentlessly grim and bleak like BvS), but itísÖ watchable? And it has those four performances that really make a difference."

It sounds like strong performances from Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, and Jay Hernandez (and to some degree Ben Affleck) are so good it's worth seeing at some point...  probably not going to see it in theaters, but I'm sure I'll redbox it or watch it when it hits pay cable at some point. ;)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The let's get JediMAC to post again thread
« on: August 1, 2016, 11:54 AM »
RIP, JediMAC.  I'm sure your spirit is out there in Star Wars forum heaven, giving Hasbro the tongue-lashing they so richly deserve.

On this, your birthday, I salute you and the magnificent Laker-fry:

Can't help wondering why there are 3 ports on top of the domes and only two accessories. What the heck is that third one for? It's too big to fit either of the attachments.

I can't recall but maybe there was originally an extra one that came with R2?

R2 came with Luke's ROTJ lightsaber hilt.

Of the three Hasbro Star Wars SDCC exclusives (again, big thanks to Hasbro PR for supplying us with samples  :)), Obi-Wan is, no surprise, the King.

This may be the best 6" figure I've seen Hasbro do so far. The likeness and paint job on my Obi-Wan head are second to none.  The light/sound table is phenominal.  It has two modes - first just does the "help me Obi-Wan Kenobi" bit and then the second does the whole Leia holo-speech.  Just awesome. :)

Both sabers have removable blades and the loop on the end of Ben's hilt fits onto his belt hook perfectly. And yes, he's still in the package for now.  The open box set-up is so well done that I can't bring myself to pull him out of it yet (I'll get there eventually :P).

The only problem I have with the set is that not everyone is going to get it and that's going to piss off/disappoint a lot of folks probably.  :-\

I got one of these from Hasbro.  It's nice... but I have no idea who Jyn Erso is or what she does (trying to avoid spoilers, thanks).

Guess I will have to decide whether I actually want to keep it or not until after the movie comes out. :P

Has anyone seen better pictures of the Black Series 6" unmasked Kylo Ren?  Because the scant images I saw of it in the package I could not see the Kylo Ren helmet or the melted Darth Vader helmet.

I have one of these in-hand now. (Thanks again, Hasbro!)

The Kylo helmet is an alternate head (may be the same as the first Kylo basic 6" release head? I don't have a 6" Kylo to compare, sorry) and not a true "removable helmet" for the figure.  Here's a pic of melty Vader helm -

That is a pretty great comparison.  That SHF Luke is amazing.  Still blows me away every time I see it.  Can't wait for the SHF Han Solo and Chewbacca!

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Star Wars Spin-Off #2 - Han Solo!
« on: July 27, 2016, 09:40 AM »
isn't it pretty standard at this point for studios to sign talent to multi-picture deals in the event that one is a tremendous success?

Pretty much.  I'm in agreement with Nick - I see this as Disney playing it safe in case a Han movie does $800mil or something crazy and they want to do more.

And yeah, I could see Han movie leading to a Boba Fett movie or even a Jabba movie or a Lando movie - lots of other characters could cross his path.

I hope anyone else out there that wants them (or anything, really) also keeps asking Hasbro and talking about it. Chatter is good.  People see chatter.   Chatter can change minds.

Chatter long enough and loud enough and good things happen:D

I feel like there's a pretty good split between "More droids, please!" and "No more droids! Please!"   I got a little overwhelmed with 3 3/4-inch Clones myself, for example, so I hear you.

Or Rebel Pilots.  Seems like there is a never ending supply of those too...  I like Pilot diversity, but how about some basic Rebels too once in a while.  Seems like we're never gonna get the POTF2 Endor Jumpsuit Rebel resculpted.  :-\

For those concerned about Droid Overkill, I don't think there's a heck of a lot of chance of our doing another set for a while.  After all, this is only our third pack at EE and it took ten years!

Bummer.  I'd pick a 'real' Hasbro droid set from EE over the hassle of the Disney BADs every day of the week.  Price is the same and there's a lot less hassle getting these.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: July 26, 2016, 12:52 PM »
New Nightmare Before Christmas ReAction figures announced - Pumpkin King Jack, Santa Jack, Shock, Wolfman, Clown with the Tearaway Face, and Oogie Boogie.

So next year, if there is a poll, Hasbro is suggesting to vote for the obscure OT, PT or anything Rebels, TCW, or EU?

Not exactly. You should always vote for what you want.  It's just a flaw where they have to say "vote for anything" and not "vote for anything, except Lando and ERG who are coming but now we've just spoiled the SDCC surprise by saying that".  :-\

Also points out that, like many others have said, this poll would work a lot better if it happened AFTER the SDCC/con reveal(s).

So using that logic it sounds like Dengar must not be "in the parking lot" yet.

Not a giant surprise to find out that poor Dengar was #6 on the priority list when it came to getting the ESB bounty hunters completed... :P

I'm honestly very surprised that these EU characters make the cut ahead of things like the Gamorrean Guard, Lando, Royal Guard, etc.

OK, two things - 1) Hasbro embargo'd me from saying anything until after the SDCC panel and 2) I was on vacation last week and didn't have much time to say anything anyway. :P

When I sent in our 6" poll results, the Hasbro PR team let me know that there was a good chance a lot of the JD top six wan't going to make the final cut because Hasbro felt "it was important to make sure the top 6 candidates gave voters the chance to choose a truly new and incremental figure".

Basically anything that was already in development (like Qui-Gon, Hera, Lando, Tusken, and Royal Guard) or anything on the parking lot / short list (like 4-LOM and Zuckuss) were tossed out. 

A little late I know, but I just thought I'd share that little nugget.  Doesn't mean that 4-LOM and Zuckuss are officially 'confirmed' or anything, but they are definitely on the short list for the next year or two.

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