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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars: Rebels - Class I Vehicles
« on: July 24, 2014, 02:43 PM »
Based on how much Rebels seems to be borrowing from Kenner (small wing TIE, Troop Transport), wouldn't it be neat to see them use some of the Kenner mini-rigs in the show so that Hasbro could get us updated versions of them in a new Class I type line?

I'd love to see an updated INT-4, AST-5, ISP-6, or MTV-7 make their way into the show...   :D

Was discussing the explosion of large scale Star Wars figures with someone this morning.  It's kind of incredible how fast it's spreading.

Since Hasbro kicked off the 6" line last year, we've had...
- a new 6" line from Hasbro
- a few 6" MAFEX from Medicom (Japan)
- a few 6" SHFiguarts from Bandai (Japan)
- a new 12" 5POA line from Hasbro
- a new 12" announcement from Hot Toys (1:6 scale)
- a new 13"-15" line from Disney Stores
- a new 18" announcement from Hot Toys (1:4 scale)
- a new 21" line from Jakks Pacific
- a new 31" line from Jakks Pacific

And there could be more announcements out there at SDCC...  crazy.

What do you all think is the cause?
- Is it everyone trying to cash in on the success of GG's Jumbo Kenner figures? 
- Is it Disney who opened the license floodgates to prep for Ep7?
- Is it yet another sign that 4" is dead and the future lies with bigger figures?

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...

Great news everyone, it's up for order at now!

Looking forward to picking one of these up when they blow them out for $10 in a few years.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Mission Series
« on: July 24, 2014, 10:29 AM »
Where were the Chultro Vizago/IG-RM and WulffWarrd/Kitwarr 2-packs though?

They always save a bunch of stuff to freshen up the booth after the Friday panel/presentation.  Wouldn't surprise me if they pop up then...

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars: Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« on: July 24, 2014, 10:27 AM »
The more I see of that Inquisitor's TIE, the less I like it. 

I get what they are trying to do, making it a step between the regular TIE and Vader's TIE, but...  I've got a lot of TIEs already.  Don't think I need another small-wing TIE for $25.  I'd buy a TIE Defender or a TIE Crawler, but this one?  I'm just not feeling it.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Mission Series
« on: July 24, 2014, 10:15 AM »
Nice to see the Rebel ladies in figure form finally.  Like others have said, all the main characters + Stormtrooper 2-packs should help kids mass up a pretty nice Stormie army. :P

Well, almost a year later and I'm still totally hooked on these... even if no one else is apparently.

Just got my Japan Web exclusive Gundam Deathscythe and Blue Leo (Flight Mode) in the mail bringing my total to 20 figures from Gundam Wing so far with one more pre-order to fill - the green variant Space Leo, which should ship later this summer. 

Also still need to track down the Heavyarms/Sandrock conversion kit.  Waiting for a good deal on ebay for that since I'd need to pick up a second H-arms and Sandrock to convert so I can have both versions.   ::)

Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars Hot Wheels
« on: July 23, 2014, 11:55 AM »
PR Images from Hot Wheels:
- Darth Vader
- Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot)
- R2-D2
- Yoda
- Chewbacca

Others that have popped up on-line:
- C-3PO
- Tusken Raider
- 501st Clone Trooper

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic Con 2014
« on: July 23, 2014, 11:30 AM »
I'll drop this in here since we have a thread now...  Hasbro's pre-con PR blurb for Star Wars -
With Lucasfilm and Disney's new animated series, STAR WARS REBELS, premiering this fall, STAR WARS fans will be eager to stop by Hasbro's booth at Comic-Con for exclusive giveaways, an autograph signing and interactive panels. On Friday, July 25th at 12:00 p.m. , Hasbro will welcome STAR WARS fans to a special panel with members of the Hasbro brand and design teams as they discuss the popular Hasbro STAR WARS line and share a sneak peek of upcoming, never before seen action figures from the highly anticipated STAR WARS REBELS animated series.

I'm not sure what I'm expecting from SDCC this year.  Not much I guess...   recent history has me trained to not get too excited about whatever I see, because the final retail product will inevitably let everyone down (bad paint apps, bad distribution, bad case packs, etc). :P

I think the Vader may be a little different, since they're passing this one off as a ROTS version.

It's a repack of the ROTS Vader from Wave 5.  Easy to forget since everyone was so much more excited for SnowSpeeder Wedge, NOT Doallyn Skiff Guard, and Ree-Yees.  ;) 

With all the rumors about the 12-to-36 potential figures coming this Fall, I'm not really sure on who all will end up in this wave now. 

Looks like RS has some early carded shots of part of the wave... 

#01 R5-G19
#02 Luke Skywalker (Wampa'd Face)
#03 Darth Vader [repack]
#04 Darth Malgus [repack]
#05 Starkiller (Galen Mark) [repack]
#06 Yoda (Dagobah) [repack]

No sign of the Hoth Han or Dagobah Vader that were rumored pre-toy Fair...  yet. 

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
« on: July 22, 2014, 02:47 PM »
I'm planning on picking up some of those Command figures for my kids.  $5 for a bag of 9 figures isn't terrible.

When I was little, my brother and me and our friends wasted tons of hours playing army men outside.  I love the fact that the Hasbro guys tried to replicate some of the "classic" army men poses with some of the Star Wars figures.

Plus, they're great fun to tie to firecrackers/bottle rockets, shoot with a bb gun, or melt with a magnifying glass in the hot summer sun. ;)

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