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Star Wars Universe / Re: Disney to Purge Select EU
« on: May 6, 2014, 09:25 PM »
I'm not going anywhere that's for sure. I have always been the person who thinks "as much as TPM sucks, I'm still glad the world I've always loved since a kid got to have more story to it". For me ANH, ESB, ROTJ don't get diluted by other SW not being up to their standards. And so I've always felt that way about EU too. I've loved SW for as long as I remember, have been collecting/playing with the toys for about as long and so if my choice is X amount of star wars or X + EU then sign me up for X+EU even if it isn't all excellent. So I'm glad we are getting 7, 8, 9.

I can't fully articulate my annoyance, but as I've said before, I understand why they want to start fresh, but it still rubs me the wrong way when anyone, whether it's Disney or just another fan who just poo poos the EU like it doesn't count even when that may not actually be what they are saying.

I have always been the person who likes when people say "this is what I consider a part of my SW world and what I don't". And we can all do that. But again when whoever decides to "tell me" or I decide to imply that's what they were doing then I get pissy. So Jesse saying he doesn't like 50% plus of EU or NJO when I love NJO and probably 80% of EU, I read that and go ok. Other posts don't come off as "this is my SW world" but "this should be everyone's SW world" (I probably do it myself). That gets me. Anyway I just completed another incoherent rant so.......

I think there are things in the world going on that actually matter but who has time for that.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: May 6, 2014, 05:35 PM »
Congrats on the DT Luke!

This is like the bike riding chimps that had to follow the Beatles after the DT thing, but I can't bring myself to pay for a repainted pull apart C3PO (ie Droids C3PO) even though I love the look of it so I am now instead the owner of just his head and torso. Maybe over the years I will pick up the limbs and pretend I bought him on a pay plan with interest.

Now if I can get my hands on most likely a scuffed up Tig and a most likely robeless Sise my half ass collection of basic figs will be complete (my definition of complete anyway).

Star Wars Universe / Re: Disney to Purge Select EU
« on: May 6, 2014, 05:32 PM »
"Now that Disney has decided Star Wars is a big mainstream business again, the company has killed off the EU in favor of something grander and probably blander."

This is the where the author loses legitimacy.  This is just his opinion and no one yet knows how Episode VII, the one-offs, or Disney's other media is going to be.  I mean, this sounds like a bitter fanboy right here.

I think it was a opinion piece. Of course she couldn't have been writing a factual piece on what Disney is doing. No one knows what they are doing. But she is in the same Nerd boy status as I. "Opinion" doesn't cancel out legitimacy. It's opinion. And I agree with her that it's a possibility. So it could be legitimate. I believe she says probably. Not that she is sure. I liked the article so I mentioned it.

Didn't post it to say "See I told you I was right!"

I love being a bitter fan boy. Thanks for calling me out

Star Wars Universe / Re: Disney to Purge Select EU
« on: May 6, 2014, 04:06 PM »
There was an article in the Mpls/St Paul Star Tribune newspaper (yes they still exist) on Sunday from a Washington Post columnist so other newspapers, etc. too I'm sure entitled "Disney's biggest Star Wars mistake".  Numerous points about the EU I thought were very good. Some of my favorite quotes:

"If these stories sound shaggy and uneven and strange, it is because they are. But the EU could be the best possible result when big corporations get excited about monetizing fan enthusiasm. It was a place where female characters thrived, where telling genre story did not always mean following a blockbuster convention and where there was endless hunger for worlds that felt new."

My note- Really liked that because a lot of people will say Lucas let everything go and gave his "thumbs up" in EU stories for the money it made him. That may very well be true, but didn't necessarily make the EU a bad thing therefore.

"Now that Disney has decided Star Wars is a big mainstream business again, the company has killed off the EU in favor of something grander and probably blander."

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: May 4, 2014, 04:24 PM »
Everything I bought had either one or two of these issues:
1)incomplete 2)dirty 3)some sort of defect
But grand total was $75 at the local antique toy show. All loose. All vintage. Quite happy.

Vader's Tie Fighter
white Tie Figther
12" Han
12" Stormtrooper
C3PO carrying case
Brown hair Luke farmboy
Yoda w/ pac man eyes and brown snake.

LEGO / Re: Simpsons
« on: May 2, 2014, 01:11 PM »
I saw these at Target on Tuesday, and grabbed a handful of bags as well (Bart, Lisa, Mr. Burns, Chief Wiggum).  Really nicely done I thought, although now I sort of want to try and get them all :).

I was only going to buy the family..................... Now somehow I have all 16.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: May 1, 2014, 11:40 PM »
Thanks a lot Jesse! May give myself a month or so to think about the real thing and if not I will have to make one of the dreaded, which box in the garage has what loose modern stuff in it searches.

LEGO / Re: Simpsons
« on: May 1, 2014, 11:37 PM »
I hope so. I want Selma and Patty, Comic Book Guy, Moe, Barney, Carl, Duff Man, Smithers, Otto, Edna, Groundskeeper Willy, Principal Skinner, Hans Moleman, Sideshow Bob, Bumblebee Man and Kent Brockman,

I hope they let you pick the next wave.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: May 1, 2014, 05:19 PM »
Very cool. Really is too bad they never made a vintage Sandtrooper.

LEGO / Re: Simpsons
« on: May 1, 2014, 05:12 PM »
Is there officially supposed to be another wave of Simpsons blind figures?

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: May 1, 2014, 07:37 AM »
I can pop one apart if you want a pic and can't find yours.  I think mine are sitting in a weird stack somewhere handy in my work room.

Sure! Thanks!

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: April 30, 2014, 07:59 PM »
Does the canopy have the innards and the button to pop it on the back hull?  The POTF2 is a darker red is why I ask, but a generally better canopy.  I don't think the innards were changed at all.  Same with the landing gear, IIRC.  The battery lid has the same different red color issue though.

I believe it does. When giving it a quick look over I was thinking it looked like there was a piece to hook the canopy onto. Just need to figure out where my loose POTF2 A Wing is hiding.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: April 30, 2014, 04:17 PM »
Latest acquisition in what I like to call my "junkyard version attempt at a complete vintage collection" (yes that's an oxymoron):

Traded (really sold the card and then bought the toy) a Willie Mays card for an incomplete loose Droids A Wing. Missing one landing gear, the battery cover (I can live without both of those) AND the canopy. No canopy sucks. Hope to some day pick up the canopy or worse case half ass a POTF2 one onto it.

Star Wars Universe / Re: Disney to Purge Select EU
« on: April 30, 2014, 03:38 PM »
Even if the characters are canon does it mean that Hammerhead was a plant loving hippy named Momaw Nadon or not?

Excellent question.  Are Ohwun/Chachi De Maal, back to being Ellors Madak/Baniss Keeg, or are they nerfed all the way back to just "Duros"?  Or is that even Legends, so now they're back to being "Goggle-Eyes" as they were called in the SW call-sheet for the cantina?

These are definitely the types of things we should be worrying about.

I can't even wrap my head around what this would mean if it's out.

Star Wars Universe / Re: Disney to Purge Select EU
« on: April 30, 2014, 02:54 PM »
1) Disney had to have free reign on what happens in the new movies, books, games, etc. I understand  that.
2) Doesn't mean the books, games, etc. didn't happen, because they WERE produced, written etc. Toys were made, blah blah blah

Those are the two things that make whatever they do okay with my brain. It's fiction, I can deal if it doesn't all fit together, I will always consider it all "true" and the word canon will just not matter to me.

That being said, the biggest kick in the nuts for me on what Disney is doing, AND I have only skimmed a lot of people's posts here, so sorry if I say something wrong or attribute it to the wrong person.

But if what Jesse said was correct, ie until the Disney stuff "cancels" it out it is still canon, I'd be more ok with it. But if what Ed says, it's just all not canon right off the bat, that is the typical Disney kick in the nuts to me. Mickey says, "Who cares that this stuff has been in the lexicon for up to 37 years. We bought this, which means we can do what we want, and so it's all not canon anymore." Up yours! I think, for those of us who enjoy EU stuff, that is an ahole move. It just adds to my dislike of Disney.

Why not piss me off one item at a time? Let me think Thrawn exists while I deal with Jacen and Jaina and Mara not existing. "Un-canon" it as called for. But don't wipe it from canon asap.

The Legends thing is better than nothing, but overall bad taste in my mouth.

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