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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: July 10, 2014, 11:10 PM »
To get technical, to the carded completist a Vintage figure on a Black Series card is a new figure, so they are right...from a certain point of view. Seems to me they're playing up the fact that assortments won't be jacked by figures from previous waves is all. But how many figures come in a case these days? Will this "wave" be spread over four cases or so?

Not much to that list that interests me so far. They're all redos of figures I find okay or EU I don't care for. Never saw an INC so I might pick up one of those if the paint looks good, otherwise I'll be happy with my 30AC version.

It is fun to see EU Legends figures still being manufactured.

I find Yoda and his horse**** articulation count for $10 to be far more offensive as figures go.  My TVC Yoda will be hitching a ride in the pack I think.

Don't forget the pack comes with the new Yoda. So to use it you'll still need to buy it.

The pack is disappointing looking to me too though. Just too huge like those Chewie/3PO packs have always been. I'm still waiting for a good looking sculpted version of that, too.

That "Hasbro beauty pic" is amazing. The deco is phenomenal--and that's saying something on a white-on-white costume.

This is the first 6" to tempt me, I can't wait to see what the production pieces look like.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: July 1, 2014, 08:47 AM »
Well this rumor puts the other developments lately in perspective. If Iger and Abrams are going at it already, it's no wonder they've already lined up a different director for 8 and 9. If Abrams gets his way (because as the director, he could slow it down to the point that it just can't recover) he may force Disney to hold off until 2016.

But with so many teams working on these movies (especially the first stand-alone and Ep 8 ) they can keep their December openings for the franchise going forward. If they left Abrams to do all the sequels, then they'd be locked in to him starting 8 only after he finishes 7, but they have sidestepped that by potentially getting 8 up and running before 7 is completed. A shrewd business move, and one that is lending weight to this new rumor for me.

That means 2 movies in 2016, with the standalone landing only six months after episode 7, further "punishing" Abrams by giving his film the least amount of promotional time. Of course that also punishes the profits for everyone, but there is not much that can be done about that if Abrams is determined to see a summer release.

As for changing the script to work around Ford? Yikes. That doesn't sound like good storytelling.


I hope they plan on making a hell of a lot more of these than they did of the Fett w/ Carbonite.

Wait, isn't this the same set everyone was just saying was pointless and uninspired? Making it hard to get is its only selling point, don't take that away!

Vintage Kenner / Re: Modern Vintage Repros and Bootlegs
« on: June 26, 2014, 07:55 PM »

"vintage" Grand Moff Tarkin. Imperial Commander's body painted to the correct color scheme, rank, etc. with a vintage Battlestar Galactica guy's head. I really like it.

Yes, I think that was established.

EDIT: And I believe this was the Slave Leia in question:

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII
« on: June 23, 2014, 04:02 PM »
I liked Looper quite a bit more than I expected to. I am ok with this so far.

This will give the ST a chance to have a different feel from episode to episode. That is good, it gives us another chance at a really wowing experience like ESB turned out to be. Not to make too many undue comparisons, but the two Trek movies were very similar, and the second couldn have used a fresh approach IMHO.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: June 23, 2014, 03:53 PM »
 ;D Way too much articulation to be a 2015 figure. >:D

Saw the design for the Darth Vader car in the new Insider.  Not where I was expecting this line to go,  but if I see one around it is definitely something I would pick up for the boys to add to their car bin.

Hoping to see more authentic designs from the movies, but I'm sure they will follow up with Fetts,  Stormies and Clones...

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: June 3, 2014, 11:17 AM »

You're definitely overthinking this.


Too true. I'm just saying a Tatooine without Jawas would be such a misstep my confidence in the rest of the decisions being made by this production would be horribly shattered.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: June 2, 2014, 10:54 PM »
I'm not even sold on it being Tatooine yet. All those extras and no Jawas?  Not even one little person? All it would take is a bit of color-tweaking of the sand in post and this could easily be a brand new world.

The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Star Wars Angry Birds II
« on: May 28, 2014, 12:34 PM »
My four and a half year old loves the telepod concept. He has been collecting the birds since he got some for Christmas and a big part of it for him is "telepoding" new ones into his game. He keeps them in a Darth Vader case and everything. He went nuts when he saw the Lando Series 2 gift set the first time. It has been so pervasive with him that now he notices QR codes everywhere and wonders how they relate to the Angry Birds game.

Meh...still not sold on Yoda's bulky robe and lack of belt. But yeah, those elbows of Luke's are out of control!

I had to really reel myself in and not order that Torryn Farr figure. I need to wait for retail on that, just because it's been so long since something was coming to retail that I wanted. (That being said, thanks for pointing out those auctions, I found a couple of real deals tucked away in that guy's listings!)

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.

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