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Other Toy Lines / Re: NECA Predators
« on: November 9, 2012, 10:34 AM »
I had some post office problems earlier this week, but that does sound a bit strange. I guess it depends on which part of NY he's in. If he's in lower Manhattan, he's probably in a bad way. If not, then who knows.

Yeah, Pruneface is just plain awesome as hell, with a capital 'A'...and to think, he was only there to fix the copier.  ;D

Nien Nunb
I actually really like the fact that Nien Nunb is so short. I was always under the impression he wasn't the tallest guy, so it was great to see him at a non-standard size. It's a bit of a bummer about his lip not being painted, but I'll get to that eventually. He doesn't seem to hold either gun very well, but really, does he need them? All he needs to do is keep Lando company in the cockpit...and act all shocked and appalled...

I've always been a big fan of him, even as a kid, so this was a great figure to finally see resculpted. I always thought he was one of a bunch of identically dressed guards, but he's actually just one guy: Queequeg. I guess the reason I thought he was an army builder is because I had two of him as a kid in the vintage line.

Oh well, Queequeg looks awesome, even with the leg articulation being the wrong color. I wish his vibroaxe was painted (like Lando's), but he's still a great figure, and I'm glad to have him finally not standing in an action pose all day. Now we just need this guy to finish the Weequay contingent!

I don't think he'll ever hold that bow and arrow convincingly, but really, did the Ewoks ever? They kind of went through the motions. When my character in Skyrim kills someone with a bow and arrow, it looks and feels like a deadly weapon. The Ewok bow looks like the thing you make when you're five years old. But he looks awesome with it slung over his shoulder, with the arrows in the quiver. And overall, he's a great looking Ewok with a load of detail in the face, and decent paint apps. Can't ask for much more than that, though at his small size, I wish Hasbro would include some sort of set piece with him, like a drum or some bowls or something.

Hasbro has been great to us on the Ewok front lately...probably because it takes less material to make them, yet they sell for the same price. Sometimes I feel like such a toy whore. Whatever, just give me Mookie and I'll be happy.

Royal Guard
The one problem I have with this guy is his inability to hold his pike correctly. Sure, he can easily wave it around like he's berating an unruly class, but there's no chance of him holding it at attention unless you turn his wrist unnaturally, or balance it on his upturned hand. Since displaying the RG with his wrist mangled doesn't appeal to me, I've chosen the latter.

Other than that, it's really a slam-dunk figure with a load of accessories. I've ordered enough to make my squad of six, but now I feel like I want a seventh to be the Kir Kanos figure...and I don't even care about Crimson Empire (Hell, I've never even read it). That's how good this figure makes me care about an EU story I've never read.

While not accurate to the accepted under-the-robes appearance of the Royal Guards, I kind of wish we could have gotten them with the vader-esque detailing we see on the vintage figure's legs. When I was a kid I always thought they were supposed to be one step below Vader (strange, considering I was basing that mostly on their pants).

This really is an amazing assortment. I have them all standing on my desk, and I can't stop looking at them.

Other Toy Lines / Re: NECA Predators
« on: November 8, 2012, 04:47 PM »
Oh snap...well, I guess it depends on where he is in NY. I'd give it a day or two...he might just not have power.

Agreed. I think the AT-RT is about as useful as a Segway scooter...and about as cool (which is to say, completely uncool).

I feel like the S-foils on the ARC fighter were added for no functional reason, other than to try to reference the X-Wing. I understand the bull**** excuse that the ARC fighter's S-foils are used in heat dissipation or something like that, but they really, really, really missed the mark in featuring an OT vehicle there, or at least something that seemed very similar.

Hell, I would have loved to see a B-Wing. I know that doesn't make sense from an EU perspective, but I would have gladly ignored that bit of EU to see a shiny, new squad of B-Wings on an assault run against the Separatist capital ships. It even would have added to the excitement of seeing it in ROTJ. Obviously I just love the B-Wing in general.

And these references to the rebel ships of the OT would have reinforced the idea that the rebels took a lot of old tech and adapted it for use against the Empire. That's one of the biggest "missed moments" of the prequels in my opinion.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: November 7, 2012, 05:55 PM »
Another Death Star!!!

(obviously a joke)

Feedback / Re: Diddly's feedback
« on: November 7, 2012, 05:51 PM »
Just got some figures I was missing from Diddly, one of which was Lando himself! Great communication and excellent packing. Thanks again Diddly!

No Ree Yees love?  :-*

The post office delivered my figures to the wrong address and now they can't locate the package, so I have no idea if and when I'll get these...pissed.

Even though the line isn't dying, here are mine...

Ree Yees
Sy Snootles (original)
Uncle Owen
Aunt Beru
Bespin Lando (is anyone else's turning green?)
Admiral Piett
Emperor with throne
Klaatu (skiff)
Nikto (Vizam)
Barada (blue pants)
Boussh Leia
Bespin escape Leia
Leia General & Endor (they could do both at once)
Muftak (I really don't think they got him right...and hell, I'd love the one with suspenders from the Star Wars Bar)
Ishi Tib

Oh man...Y-Wings and Z-95s would have been ******* epic.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: November 5, 2012, 05:05 PM »
" dad built C-3PO? The ****?!!!"

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: November 5, 2012, 04:35 PM »
To get back on Episode 7, I do like the idea of bringing the Force ghosts back in. I'd like to see Luke conferring with them a bit, if possible.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: November 5, 2012, 03:22 PM »
Agreed. From what I've seen of the CW (which is, admittedly, not a huge amount), I feel like Obi-Wan's final words to Anakin on Mustafar should be changed to "You were a co-worker! I had some respect for you when we had meetings together!"

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: November 5, 2012, 03:01 PM »
I'm curious what the "threat" is going to be. I'd prefer to not have a "plans-within-plans", "who's the real threat" storyline like the PT, and instead get back to the good vs. bad of the OT. And I really want a villain who spans all three movies, unlike the prequels, which felt like villain speed-dating or something like that.

One of my first thoughts was that I'd like to see the Mandalorians factor in in some way, but I know they're already featured in the CW cartoons, so I think they may have lost their "teeth."

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