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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
« on: May 16, 2014, 09:06 AM »
Lando on Rebels:

What role do you think Lando will play on the show? I'm sure he'll just guest star at first, but that kind of thing starting from the get-go could tempt the writers real easily into finding more and more for him to do. And since Billy D. isn't going to be busy with the movie...

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends Figures
« on: May 2, 2014, 07:33 PM »
The Jedi Temple Guard is clearly not a Rebels figure as they would have been long gone by the time that series starts...

My take upon seeing the Temple Guard and OWK was that Rebels either starts with a pretty hefty prologue set in ROTS time period or flashes back there for an episode early on. Still cool figures to see.

Believe me, it was more fun than I expected and enough to recharge my batteries for the week so far.

We live just south of Cleveland so it's basically a straight 2 hour shot on 76 to visit Pittsburgh. You have the closest Ikea so this wasn't even our first day trip out.

And I didn't announce the intention to come because my wife was going round and round about leaving the kids 2 hours away. I was ready to cancel at any point and ready to leave at a moment's notice, so I didn't want to ditch on you or leave you hanging. As it turned out she loved it and had a great time too.

I'm the same way on food though, I was pushing for Primanti Bros but we were pretty beat afterward and settled for the Olive Garden that was right outside the convention center.  Left me with a good excuse to go back.

Keep forgetting to post about my trip to PA last weekend to hit this con. Thanks Jesse for getting the word out here about it. My wife and I had been looking for a fun day trip minus the kids, and she has a huge crush on Brent Spiner so this worked out great for me.

We came our on Saturday and unfortunately missed the TNG Q&A due to the huuuuuuuuuge line out front, haven't seen anything like that at a con before! Wow! It was nice of the cosplayers to work the line though, kept things fun.

Once inside we had a good time. I didn't find anything on my short list, but I did see some Gentle Giant jumbo vintage figures for the first time in person...specifically rocket firing Boba and the Gam Guard. I didn't "get" these things before holding em in my hand, but that Fett is really a piece of art and I may be picking these up in the future. The show was a great place to see stuff like that, and stuff I hadn't seen for years. As a loose collector, seeing all those 90s and 00s packages really took me back. Never mind all the vintage...

It was just a good fun day. I hadn't been to any cons for 10 years and it was nice to be back, and the bonus was my wife had a fun time too. I didn't have to feel guilty that she was humoring me!

Thanks again Jesse for pointing out the show!

Yoda is a real letdown after earlier pics of the hardcopy from Toyfair. Happy to stick with OTC I guess. I will have to get Torryn Farr, though, she was always one of those "that'll never happen" figures on my checklist.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Six?
« on: March 5, 2014, 10:47 PM »
The initial press release said the entire series was being dumped on March 7th. I specifically remember reading that director's cuts of episodes from the previously-aired seasons were going to be there.

No movies except the clone wars movie itself yet though. Who knows how long those will take.

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: February 28, 2014, 07:11 PM »
Fett's rocket was a no-go because he could shoot your eye out. In that light, how are the legos different?

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
« on: February 19, 2014, 12:56 AM »
I think the Ghost is gonna be a victim of the timing, as Nicklab spelled out. No way we're getting one this year. It's only hope would rest in the off chance that the Millennium Falcon makes it into EpVII as the hero vehicle, which would allow Hasbro to rehash the Falcon and develop the Ghost for release in the same window.

Oh, and the show will really need to perform. Like, make new Star wars fans.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Six?
« on: February 18, 2014, 04:22 PM »
Nope, it doesn't store. You have to remain online for it to stream while watching.

We recently got a new (and not lavish by any means) bluray player with wifi capability that came loaded with netflix...we had already become hooked years back on our Wii. Last week we had three separate shows streaming at the same time on different devices and I once again realized I do in fact live in the future.

I skipped out on most of the last season after being bored of the one before...but I am looking forward to wrapping it up at my own pace.

Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: Recent Purchases
« on: February 15, 2014, 07:31 AM »
The "making of" books that came out along side each of the prequels were actually pretty detailed IIRC. They're not the same format as the new OT ones but they are very rich in information. If you haven't read them already you could pick up where ROTJ leaves off and be satisfied IMO.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Six?
« on: February 14, 2014, 05:13 PM »
Huh, all i see is the red X but I will look again when I get home. We had a free trial a few months ago and there was no HD content available for streaming through our Wii.

Ah there's your problem.  The Wii is not an HD machine.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends Figures
« on: February 14, 2014, 07:17 AM »
Well, it is pretty crappy to cut out paint details to the boots and especially those kneepads. Still feel the sculpt itself is nice and sharp.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends Figures
« on: February 13, 2014, 11:10 PM »
Sorry - but this figure looks like junk.

The company that makes The Corps makes better looking, more detailed figures than this.

Looks to me to be pretty faithful to the pictures we've seen this week. Enjoy your Corps collection, I guess. The animation style here is really starting to please me in a way that the Clone wars stuff never did.

I'm not going to bellyache about 5POA because the business decision has been made and is simply that. And if my 4 year old likes the show and wants some toys from it, I would rather this style than the "black series" style for him. A month ago he was playing with a Vintage series Wedge and before I knew it he had unintentionally dismantled him at the neck wrists and elbows.

As for my collection, they just stand there. The value makes them more appealing than "expensive articulation" these days. And these guys are probably not destined for my collection anyway.

I would also speculate that with the possibility of her being erased from Star Wars history by episode VII, she is no longer a priority to many.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends Figures
« on: January 28, 2014, 08:16 PM »
He's very PlaySkool. Not in a bad way. The attempt at cleverness in the naming is kind of a stretch, but as long as I don't have to pay attention to it I will ignore it. Artoo was my childhood favorite, so I like that they are acknowledging the importance of a droid character for that real Star Wars feel.

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