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Star Wars Universe / Re: Disney to Purge Select EU
« on: April 29, 2014, 09:05 PM »
EU was NEVER canon, and that's my point.  There was NEVER a hierarchy to it...  It was always what Lucas said, and the rest was bunk if he decided.  LFL was pretty clear on this, as was Lucas himself. 

Agree.  Whether you call it "Expanded Universe" or "Legends" it's all still just a bunch of stuff that might have happened to the Star Wars characters until a movie or TV show overrode it. 

For me personally, I don't really care if ALL expanded universe is immediately Star Wars Legends or just post-ROTJ or whatever.  At the end of the day, I'm still going to see the EU as the "real" Star Wars continuity until something over-rides it.

So, even though the marriage of Han and Leia and the Anakin, Jacen, and Jaina that resulted from it is now immediately "Legends", it's still the post-ROTJ story of Han Solo until I have something else.

Gentle Giant / Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures
« on: April 28, 2014, 11:12 AM »
Today's Daily Deal at Entertainment Earth:

- Jumbo Hoth Han Solo is on sale for $50.00 (31% off)

- Jumbo Zuckuss is on sale for $56.00 (30% off)

The sale ends at 11:59pm PST tonight or while supplies last.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: April 26, 2014, 12:01 AM »
I did a little cleaning up in here...  let's keep the "RIP EU" talk in the Disney EU Clean-Up thread and leave this one for Episode 7 specific talk.  Thanks!

Star Wars Universe / Re: Disney to Purge Select EU
« on: April 25, 2014, 02:30 PM »
I wonder what their position is on the pre TPM EU is?  Are things like Old Republic considered canon?

Reading the article, it sounds like old canon is still canon unless something Disney plans/does over-writes it.  Then it becomes a 'Legends' universe story. 

For instance, if they do end up making a 'young Han Solo' movie, I imagine that'd nuke all the existing young Han Solo books (Daley Han Solo Adventures; Crispin Han Solo Trilogy; etc).

I think the article only calls out post-ROTJ because Ep7/8/9 is the only thing they've officially announced so far.  Once other things get announced, more and more of the "pre-Disney" EU will become 'Legends' EU.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: April 25, 2014, 02:11 PM »
Today at -

"In order to give maximum creative freedom to the filmmakers and also preserve an element of surprise and discovery for the audience, Star Wars Episodes VII-IX will not tell the same story told in the post-Return of the Jedi Expanded Universe."

Nice to see that finally officially confirmed.  Back to speculating about the horrible idea of an Obi-Wan love child! :P

Star Wars Universe / Re: Disney to Purge Select EU
« on: April 25, 2014, 02:01 PM »
Lucasfilm finally confirms it - the existing post-ROTJ EU is out

They're not discarding it completely, it'll live on as an "alternate universe" type thing under the Star Wars Legends branding. 

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
« on: April 25, 2014, 10:16 AM »
Just $42 at Entertainment Earth today! (Sale ends at 11:59pm PST tonight or while supplies last.)

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2013-14
« on: April 25, 2014, 01:36 AM »
2-2, so I can officially be friends with Ryan again (for a few days anyway). :)

My sister had the game 3 tickets, so me and my dad went to Xcel for game 4 tonight.  Crazy atmosphere, crazy the way the Wild owned the Avs and yet bared squeaked by them again tonight.  I think we outshot the Avs 78-34 over the two games here in St. Paul.

Really, really hurts now that we let that Game 1 slip away after going up 4-2 after two...   :-\

Other Collectibles / Re: Disney Store Exclusive Plush
« on: April 22, 2014, 02:54 PM »
I like the Bantha, also like the Tauntaun that they showed today...  pic from Yakface/Jayson:

12" Figures / Disney Exclusive 12" Electronic Figures
« on: April 22, 2014, 02:52 PM »
We'll start off a new thread for these as well... 

New Disney Store Exclusive 12" Electronic Figures

SRP: $29.95 each
Retailers: Disney Store and
Available: Starting May 4, 2014

15+ phrases
Lights and sounds
Activation buttons on right upper arm and chest/chest pack
Fully articulated
Light up blaster (Han Solo, Stormtrooper)
Removable helmet (Luke Skywalker)

Just noticed that Mission Series Wave 3 is up for pre-order at EE.

I may have to pick up the Yoda/Palpatine set at some point... that's a great looking Palps.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2014 Wave 2
« on: April 17, 2014, 12:47 PM »
Big changes!   

Chewie - OUT! (pushed out until the new blue/black package with larger window is running)

Fett and Stormtrooper - IN!  (see, Hasbro does love you after all ;))

6" Black Series Wave 4 Up for Pre-Order at EE!

This Wave 4 case includes 4 individually packaged action figures (subject to change):
1x Boba Fett (Empire Strikes Back)
1x Anakin Skywalker (Revenge of the Sith)
1x Stormtrooper
1x Clone Trooper (Attack of the Clones)
(subject to change)

Other Toy Lines / Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
« on: April 16, 2014, 10:44 AM »
Looks like Boss Fight Studios finally revealed the full first series of their 4" Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. = Highly Articulated Character Kit System

Sort of a blend between custom kits and SA figures.  The first Series has Athenians, Gorgons, Spartans, and more.  You can check out the pics here and here.

I'll definitely be picking up a few of these I think.  Not sure I'll need all the Celestial/Statue variants, but definitely interested in checking out their kickstarter once it goes up.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: April 16, 2014, 10:23 AM »
Man, this line just looks cool.  Wish they were cheaper... but I understand why they cost so much.


JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2013-14
« on: April 16, 2014, 10:20 AM »
I'll go...

Ducks, Sharks, Blackhawks and Wild (homer pick! ;D)

Bruins, Habs, Rangers, and B-Jackets (sorry Jesse :()

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