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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« on: January 22, 2014, 11:38 PM »
If we're reissuing hard to find ESB figures from Vintage, I would have greatly preferred Bespin Han to Dack. I too smell a Snowspeeder on the way. Otherwise kind of hard to believe I will be out looking for new stuff...it's been awhile.

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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Recent Legacy Purchases
« on: January 20, 2014, 04:58 PM »
Foul Moudama was in Saga2.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: January 15, 2014, 02:18 PM »
My take on that has been that ObiWan waited to train Luke in a bid to prove that Anakin's late training was not the cause of his fall...it was something about him personally. Basically if Luke became a successful Jedi, then Ben wouldn't have to feel like he created Vader anymore.

And Yoda did not want to train Luke. I take his ESB speech at face value on that. He only agreed after it became evident Luke was already on his way and was thus probably a bigger danger half-trained.

I imagine Yoda and Ben communing with Qui-Gon in the Force between ROTS and ANH and having serious debates about what to do with the twins. Yoda thought that hiding them saved them and so that was enough. Ben wanted to use them as weapons against the Emperor. Qui-Gon was probably playing the long game waiting for Anakin to fix everything, and nudging the other two as needed.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: January 14, 2014, 08:58 PM »
Why would they need "a 20-something female actress who is either of mixed race or black" to play Ben's daughter/granddaughter? Could the rumor be in place to throw folks off of the more obvious Lando's daughter or more controversial Mace Windu's progeny?  ???

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Star Wars Universe / Re: Disney to Purge Select EU
« on: January 13, 2014, 10:56 AM »
So it goes. I loved the Thrawn stuff and jumped right in when the post ROTJ stuff started. Then just as quickly I was appalled by the Jedi Academy storyline and realized I would have to pick and choose what stories I followed.

But none of this stuff has ever matched up...going back to Splinter of the Mind's Eye which predates everything except Ep IV. I spent 15 years believing Owen was ObiWan's brother (Because I read it in the ROTJ novelization in 83) before it became evident that the prequels were negating that...and that stuff just kept happening all through the PT. I still wonder why Leia remembers her real mother.

So a purge is coming. As has been said, it's not gonna change my affection for the Thrawn books.  I guess I can kiss the chances of a retcon "Vader meets the Noghri" novel goodbye. But maybe it will open the door for a spinoff Thrawn movie to modify the story to fit in with the details of the sequel trilogy. I could get excited for that sort of project (especially in animated form.)

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