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The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Forest Mission 5-Pack
« on: November 9, 2015, 10:20 AM »
Looks like this thing is going to be a Kohls exclusive in the USA.

From our pals at Yakface (via that linky above):
Kohls Exclusive The Force Awakens Forest Mission Battle Pack now available - $39.99 Use code "VETERAN10" for $10 off

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« on: October 30, 2015, 01:03 PM »
Filoni actually dropped a hint in Rebels Recon about the Grand Inquisitor (the Pau'an who was voiced by Jason Isaacs).  He said that we had actually seen him in episode(s) of CLONE WARS.  I know that some Pau'an's did appear in CLONE WARS, including some of those episodes that only existed in storyboard form.  But is it possible that he was one of the Force sensitive infants that was taken by Darth Sidious?

Would he be too old though to have been an taken as a infant during TCW?

If Rebels is set about 14 years after ROTS, I don't think any of those infants would be old enough to be The Inquisitor, would they?  I guess they could since we don't know his age, but it seems unlikely to me unless The Inquisitor was a lot younger than I thought.

One theory I saw a long time ago was about the resemblance between The Son and The Inquisitor...  thought that's probably just a coincidence because they have similar white heads with red markings.

It'll be interesting to see how it plays out...

Sounds like Tamashii has a LOT of new figures on display at the Tamashii Nations 2015 exhibit.  Unfortunately, lots of "no photos allowed" signs everywhere so it's hard to find nice pics so far.

Yakface has a pic of Chewbacca, Han, and Luke.  There are also samples of AOTC Obi-Wan, Jango Fett, Grievous as well as prototypes for Mace Windu, Super Battle Droid, a Geonosis BD repaint and a few others that haven't been quite leaked yet.

Some new pics and info on the Tamashii Nations 2015 S.H.Figuarts Shadow Stormtrooper.

Reading some tweets from Tamashii, it sounds like this guy's daily allotment sold out very quickly when the show opened last night (our time). 

Just a reminder not to go get one on ebay just yet as more will be available from Tamashii's web store later in the year and that should help the price come back down a bit.

If you're having trouble finding this set, don't worry.  It's actually supposed to go out on November 1st.

I thought it was later in the month?  The pre-Black Friday catalog says available 11/15.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero / Comic Book TV Development
« on: October 28, 2015, 11:22 AM »
We watched it last night.  Not great, not terrible. Definitely trying to be a "fun" show - much more "Adventures of Lois and Clark" than Arrow or Gotham.

I'll give it a few more tries to see if it gets better now that the set-up pilot stuff is out of the way.

I'm also bothered that they chose "Kara Danvers" as her name.  I'm not a big DC guy, but I believe it's supposed to be Linda Lee Danvers or Kara Zor-El.

Kara Zor-El is her true name.  Kara Danvers is her secret/earth identity name.  Yeah, comic Supergirl used Linda Danvers but I can understand simplifying that for TV and keeping the first name the same.

They even go so far as to call Kara "Agent Danvers" in one of the trailers, when Carol Danvers from marvel is referred to as "Agent Danvers" from SHIELD.  I call Shenanigans!

"Agent Danvers" on the show is actually Kara's adoptive sister Alex Danvers.  She works for the DEO, which is very much a DCU-style version of SHIELD.

And of course there are shenanigans.  There have been for years and years between DC and Marvel.  Of course DC is trying to cash in on the groundwork laid by Marvel movies.

Are they similar in name?  Sure, but that street goes both ways.  It's entirely possible that Marvel chose the last name "Danvers" for their new blond super-heroine in the late 60s because they were trying to copy Supergirl.  :P

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Scale Millennium Falcon
« on: October 27, 2015, 11:59 AM »
Yep.  You can find a bigger comparison pic and details at Adam Pawlus' Figure of the Day.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« on: October 24, 2015, 10:22 PM »
Don't know the legal logistics of whether Disney can do that since TCW was a Cartoon Network show, but would still  be better than what we are getting so far.

Disney "cancelled" Clone Wars and took it off the air until the LFL deal with Cartoon Network expired.  Once the deal expired, Disney could do whatever they wanted with TCW, which is why the "lost" season 6 magically turned up on Netflix and why they are free to use the characters on Rebels now.

The Force Awakens / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: October 23, 2015, 09:44 AM »
It is a mobile coupon deal - text toy10 and toy25 to TARGET to get the coupons on your phone.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILER FREE)
« on: October 21, 2015, 12:58 PM »
The kids and I will be doing a home marathon - watching one flick each Saturday night starting 11/7 and then seeing Ep7 on Saturday 12/19.  (yes, including 1-2-3 since they actually like the prequels).

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILER FREE)
« on: October 20, 2015, 03:21 PM »
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Breaks Fandango Ticket Sales Record

"The site sold eight times as many tickets as it did on the first day of sales for the previous record holder, 'The Hunger Games.'"

I think the big theater near my house is up to 22 showtimes between 7pm and midnight on 12/17, with another dozen shows after midnight.  If things keep selling out it sounds like some places will end up showing TFA on 75-90% of their screens that night.

Just noticed that this thing is now IN STOCK at EE.   

$30 is pretty spendy for this set, but I couldn't resist buying at least one.  At $20 or less I'd have probably bought 2-3.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« on: October 20, 2015, 01:32 PM »
I thought Clones only grew to adulthood quickly but I have no idea why I thought that.

I thought the Kamino dudes said they'd grow twice as fast... Wookieepedia says "modified to grow at twice the rate of Human beings and programmed for absolute loyalty". 

I guess I assumed that would mean they'd keep aging at twice the rate.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« on: October 20, 2015, 12:14 PM »
I thought it was just because they got old.  If clones age at about twice the rate of a regular human, they'd be about 55 years old during Rebels. 

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: The Force Awakens Trailers
« on: October 19, 2015, 10:22 PM »

So much new in there... still trying to decide if I really want to know what any of that stuff is or not.  :-\

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