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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.

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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Star Wars Universe / Re: Disney to Purge Select EU
« on: April 27, 2014, 01:36 PM »
Checked again this morning and much to my relief, at least at this point, none of the books on my book shelf of well over 100 SW EU books have spontaneously combusted yet.

The combustion is schedules to occur on May the 4th.  ;D

Good point. Dang it!

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Star Wars Universe / Re: Disney to Purge Select EU
« on: April 27, 2014, 01:17 PM »
Checked again this morning and much to my relief, at least at this point, none of the books on my book shelf of well over 100 SW EU books have spontaneously combusted yet.

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Jocasta's Reading Room / Disney Era Books
« on: April 26, 2014, 09:12 AM »
Could I be any more excited about the "Tarkin" book? NO!

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Star Wars Universe / Re: Disney to Purge Select EU
« on: April 25, 2014, 07:47 PM »
Edit- Never mind Matt.

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Star Wars Universe / Re: Disney to Purge Select EU
« on: April 25, 2014, 04:41 PM »
Interesting that some fans are up in arms about this and claiming Disney raped my childhood.

Not sure what's "interesting" about it. I know you hate EU so you don't care, but some of us do care. So it shouldn't be a surprise. I know we've discussed this before and I won't make a production about it again. I am just glad they are not just pretending the books/games/comics/etc didn't happen by using their "Legends" title.

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Star Wars Universe / Re: Disney to Purge Select EU
« on: April 25, 2014, 02:20 PM »
They're not discarding it completely, it'll live on as an "alternate universe" type thing under the Star Wars Legends branding.

I can live with that Mickey

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LEGO / Re: Simpsons
« on: April 25, 2014, 10:53 AM »
Got someone to pull a case from back at Target today, but he then showed me they do say "do not sell before May 1" on them so at least I know they are street dated until next Thursday.

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LEGO / Re: Simpsons
« on: April 24, 2014, 01:27 PM »
Does anyone know if May 1 is a hard street date or just a general release date? I imagine the latter since so many places are selling them.

Obnoxious guy at one of the Targets by me that won't pull them from the back because first he said they "may be street dated" then decided he knew for sure they are street dated.

I worked at Target for a long time and ran both electronics and toys and am very aware of not breaking street dates, but this guy's attitude really bothered me. Both in person and then a few days later when I called and unfortunately he answered the call. Don't treat me like a moron.

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