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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels "Spark of Rebellion"
« on: September 27, 2014, 04:41 PM »
Watched it today with one of the boys.  Really well done.  Not sure I'm a fan of the animation style, but the story was pretty good and it seems a lot kid friendlier than Clone Wars.  Clone Wars started out so mild, but just got darker and darker as they lost kids but kept the adults.  And no "Skyguy" and "Snips" cringe-worthy dialogue for the most part.

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LEGO / Re: LEGO Sale
« on: September 26, 2014, 09:44 AM »
18 different Star Wars LEGO sets are 20% off (or more) for EE's Daily Deal today!

I believe you can get free shipping if you order over $79 as well.  Offer good while supplies last, expires 11:59 PM Pacific tonight!

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: NYCC 2014
« on: September 25, 2014, 01:35 PM »
The possibility of a preview figure(s) might fly in the face of that level of secrecy.  I get the feeling that the LFL licensing people and Hasbro would like the opportunity to cash in on preview merch, but if the ethos of secrecy is making it's way throughout the Disney/LFL organization, then I think it's likely that any preview items might be limited to characters we already know.

Yeah, they could do a "Jedi Master Luke" or "Old Han Solo" figure as a preview pretty easy without spoiling any of the new characters...  Even a Ep7 Stormtrooper wouldn't too big a spoiler.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / NYCC 2014
« on: September 25, 2014, 11:29 AM »
I'll be attending NYCC this year, including Hasbro's 'Twas the Night Before party on Wednesday October 8th, so I thought I'd start up a thread...

The Hasbro party invite is promising "new reveals" for Star Wars - sure hope that means NEW new reveals and not just stuff they've already teased or shown in press pics.   :P

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Conventions / Re: New York Comic-Con
« on: September 25, 2014, 11:21 AM »
I'm excited to be going to NYCC this year. 

Got my press pass approved back in August, should be at the show on Thursday, Friday and maybe Saturday AM if anyone wants to meet up. :)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: THE HUB
« on: September 25, 2014, 09:44 AM »

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12" Figures / Re: Hot Toys 1/6 Star Wars
« on: September 24, 2014, 07:42 PM »
No kidding.  I am so glad I never got into 12" figures.... they look amazing though.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: September 24, 2014, 03:10 PM »
Does this mean that my BMF Falcon is now less accurate?

Yes, because the Falcon also sports a rectangular sensor dish.  ;)

Stupid Lando.  I hope he at least paid for the new dish after smashing the old one.  >:(

That said, the BMF is still perfectly accurate for an OT Falcon...  I'm looking forward to buying the Hasbro Ep7 BMF with updated sensor dish and whatever other "special modifications" Han and Chewie have made since ROTJ.  ;D

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Prototype Boba Fett (Walgreens)
« on: September 22, 2014, 09:42 AM »
This past weekend, the Walgreens toy buyer tweeted that solid cases of eight 6" ProtoFetts will hit over 5,000 stores starting in November.

Nice to know that 40k more are on the way for those that are struggling to get one...

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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: September 22, 2014, 09:38 AM »
Six horror movie Reaction figures are on sale for today's Daily Deal at EE.  Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, Trick R Treat, The Crow, and Pinhead are just $8.00 each!

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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel "Super Awesome Me" Action Figures
« on: September 19, 2014, 11:33 AM »
It sounds/looks like it's a custom 3D printed & painted head on a 12" Titan Hero Cap or Iron Man figure in Super Awesome Me packaging. 

Some of the Hasbro and Marvel guys have been posting pics on twitter.  Here's an example:  https://twitter.com/blakegarris/status/512983863178838016

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2014-15
« on: September 19, 2014, 09:47 AM »
Oh man, Jesse - those new thirds the Pens showed off today bring back a lot of bad memories #1991cupfinals :(

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Other Collectibles / Re: Revoltech Star Wars Figures
« on: September 19, 2014, 09:39 AM »
Revoltech Vader is up for pre-order at BBTS for $64.99.

If you're looking for a cheaper route, he's just 4,675 Yen ($43.11) at Hobby Link Japan, but you'll pay a bit more in shipping getting it straight from Japan.  Still cheaper overall though.


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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: September 19, 2014, 09:28 AM »
Apparently Zack Snyder (Batman V Superman) and JJ Abrams have been having some weird cross-over twitter battle - between the two of them there have been pics posted of superman with a cloak and lightsaber, C-3PO (The C3Ped Crusader) standing watch over Gotham, GCPD officers arresting a stormtrooper, Batman and R2bin, etc. 

Check out the twitter feeds (@ZackSnyder, @bad_robot) for a look at them.  I guess this video was the latest round of Batman vs. Star Wars thing they have going on... 

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« on: September 18, 2014, 10:33 PM »
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 figures from Medicom (Japan)
- a few 6" SHFiguarts figures 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

Now we can add...
- a few 6" Revoltech figures from Kaiyodo (Japan)
- a few 6" Play Arts Kai figures from Square Enix (Japan)

That's now FOUR Japanese companies with planned Star Wars figures in the 6"-7" size.  All of them with plans for Vader and at least three are planning on Stormtrooper too. 

I said it before, I'll say it again - it's just amazing to me how fast and wide this large scale figure wave is spreading.  And you all know the merchandising ball is just going to get bigger and bigger as it continues to roll to Episode 7.   :-X

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