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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Star Wars: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: April 8, 2016, 05:23 PM »
Jesse's hope for a decent RFT figure is possibly renewed!  :D

Yep, because if there's one thing in this world Jesse has wanted forever, it's a new 5POA RFT figure.   :-X


Rogue One / Rogue One Product Packaging Revealed
« on: April 8, 2016, 04:35 PM »
Putting this here until we start up the Rogue One Toy Board/forum...

Should not be a surprise that this Fall will bring a new line look...  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Product Packaging Revealed

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2015 - 2016
« on: April 8, 2016, 12:22 PM »
Shaping up to be an exciting finish in the Central.

If the Stars win on Saturday, they get the streaky, yet potentially dangerous in the playoffs MN Wild (we've beat the #1 two years in a row, you know).

If the Stars lose and STL wins... the Stars get the Blackhawks in round 1, while STL gets the Wild.

And the 3-way battle in the East w/BOS, DET, PHI, is shaping up to be fun too.  Going to keep pulling for DET and BOS because everyone hates it when the Flyers miss the playoffs (or at least I know it'll make the two Jesses here very happy to see BOS in and PHI out :P).

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA Takodana Battle Pack
« on: April 8, 2016, 01:03 AM »
I assume this will be available at Target as well, correct?

Yep. DPCI = 087-06-0194

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« on: April 7, 2016, 11:55 AM »
And Mon Mothma?  Nice!  It even looks like they got the same actress that played her in REVENGE OF THE SITH.

According to EW, it is indeed the same actress.

I would think it's Emporer Palpatine by virtue of the Royal Guards standing sentry.

Yeah, those guards definitely suggest Palps is somewhere nearby.  Maybe that scene is in his DS1 private chambers or something...?

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Star Wars: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: April 7, 2016, 10:15 AM »
Yeah, all of this is very good - Death Star, hints of Vader and Palps, Star Destroyers, AT-ATs.  All very, very good.

Don't really care for the revisionist history of adding all these "specialty death troopers" to the OT era... it's just Stormies, Snowies, Sandies, and Biker Scouts, dammit!

I liked those Tank Trooper guys in that ground vehicle - those were pretty neat.  Can't wait to buy that toy...   

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA Takodana Battle Pack
« on: April 5, 2016, 10:53 PM »
Maz - clicky for a bigger pic. :)

Not really all that bummed that she is 5POA.  Elbows would have been nice, but she's got a really nice sculpt.  Love the way they did the goggles too - separate pieces glued into place.  Sure it would have been nice if they were moveable to raise them up, but it's waaaay better than what could have happened if they had made a different choice (#yellowpilotvisors).

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA Takodana Battle Pack
« on: April 5, 2016, 10:23 PM »
A nice little surprise was waiting for me when I got home from work today, courtesy of our friends at Hasbro.  Click the picture to check out a larger version. :)

I'll try to crack it open and get some loose shots of Maz in a bit here...

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA Takodana Battle Pack
« on: April 5, 2016, 12:04 PM »
Does that mean it'll be in stores too?

Yes, it will be in stores.  Yakface has pics of shelf tags at Kmart and it went up on already too.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: April 4, 2016, 09:58 AM »
I'm going to place my bet that next season will start with Rick telling Negan how his favorite gun is also named Lucille.  #problemsolved #BvS :D

I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the writers themselves haven't fully committed to who's gonna die.  They're probably gathering polling data to see what would give the strongest response without hurting business.

And this really hamstrings them when it comes to promoting the next season.  You can't really show any making-of clips or on-set photos of any of the mains besides Rick, Carl, Carol and Morgan.

Agree with all of this. 

Such a dumb mistake to end on the easy "who's going to die" cliffhanger.  I fully expect next season to end with a "who shot JR Mr. Burns Rick" cliffhanger.

Would have been much more impactful IMHO to kill the person and let it stew all summer wondering what was going to happen next...   

That 2006 version of E1 Obi-Wan came with the 2012 Trade Fed MTT, but that one was in a bubble type thing and not a baggie...  can't recall another time they used that particular kitbash of E1 Obi-Wan.

Happy to have the Han, but hope we get the regular version in this form soon too.

I said it before somewhere, but I'll say it again - I really, really want to see a lot of Han in this year's Walmart 3.75" line.   Would have liked VOTC Han or BEspin Han instead of Endor Han, but oh well.  TFA Starkiller Han is a great second Han for the line but I'd still love the Freighter Han in this SA line too.

Yes, I know that's a lot of Han for a line, but I'm going to be greedy here because we all know the chances of Ep8 or Ep9 Han figures are, well...  :'(

I'm fine if they skip an SA 3.75" TFA Luke for now and wait until the Episode 8 line to do him up nicely... not like he did a whole lot in the movie anyway. :P

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Indiana Jones 5
« on: March 15, 2016, 03:53 PM »
Remind me who owns new Indiana Jones movies these days.

All Disney at this point for Indy 5 (and beyond).

Link ->Disney Takes Control of 'Indiana Jones' Franchise for Future Films

"Disney and Paramount have reached an agreement for the future of the Indiana Jones franchise, giving Disney control over all future films.

Paramount retains rights to the first four films and "will receive a financial participation on any future films that are produced and released," says the statement from the studios."

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Indiana Jones 5
« on: March 15, 2016, 01:54 PM »

Spielberg and Ford Reunite as Indiana Jones Returns to Theaters July 19, 2019

Indiana Jones will return to the big screen on July 19, 2019, for a fifth epic adventure in the blockbuster series. Steven Spielberg, who directed all four previous films, will helm the as-yet-untitled project with star Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role. Franchise veterans Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will produce.

“Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we can’t wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “It’s rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role, and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this adventure with Harrison and Steven.”

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA Takodana Battle Pack
« on: March 15, 2016, 09:28 AM »

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