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Saga Legends / Re: Saga Legends "Mission Series" Figure 2-Packs
« on: October 9, 2014, 12:24 PM »
These continue to amaze. I know there's been a lot of hate with them, but you can't argue with the sculpts and as Jayson said the Yoda is better than the one that just came out. This Yoda destroys, really, just about any modern one they've done to this point. I like the recent BS one, but this one captures Yoda better. Same is true of the Hoth Luke. The Hoth Han is perfect, very excited by him. Finally they get to Leia and she looks great. Articulation is less and less a factor for me, but I appreciate it where it's necessary. One thing I'd like to see in these figures is the ability for them to hold a saber or gun with two hands. That being said, enjoying all these quite a bit.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: U2
« on: September 23, 2014, 07:16 PM »
Yeah give Iris another spin. And Volcano. The whole album really takes off about half way in. The first couple songs don't really reflect the rest of it in my opinion.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: U2
« on: September 22, 2014, 01:49 PM »
It's really the worst collection of songs they've ever released? Not trying to start anything but as a longtime fan myself, I find that hard to believe. Everyone has their own tastes, but there's a couple songs on here, Iris for one, that are as good as it gets.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Hero Series X-Wing
« on: September 10, 2014, 07:42 PM »
What Jesse said.

Perspective is healthy in all things, and certainly in a hobby as inconsequential, in the end, as this one. Enjoy it or don't. If you don't, save yourself some needless frustration and find a better hobby.

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RIP Joan Rivers. A legend and a pioneer.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: TRU Reveal the Rebels: Jedi Battle Pack
« on: September 4, 2014, 08:15 AM »
This is pretty good incentive to wait to buy those two figures. Not 100% I'm going to get a lot of the rebels dudes but I kind of like the obi wan for some reason.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« on: September 3, 2014, 02:24 PM »
Just ordered this wave off of HTS. Shipping around 9/22.

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Saga Legends / Re: Saga Legends "Mission Series" Figure 2-Packs
« on: August 28, 2014, 12:11 PM »
I found the Sidious set also at Target. On my example the paint isn't that bad at all and I found myself really liking this figure for what it is. It's more successful from a sculpt point of view than the vintage figure, which I ended up augmenting anyway with the hood and head from the bust up figure from years back.

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I think (I hope) my area here in Iowa is particular. Peg warming here:

Target: Anakin, Greedo, 1 Stormtrooper for about five days now.

Wal-Mart: only one case of Wave 3, but has not moved in over a week, including the Stormtrooper.

TRU: Everything is peg warming there, Wave 1-3 except for Boba and the Stormtrooper. They've had a Biker Scout for over a week.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: August 22, 2014, 01:41 PM »
Got me there.

Not to derail the Ep7 thread further, but...

The infiltration of the shield generator was unnecessary when your ultimate aim is to launch an attack with the Rebel fleet, which can destroy the generator from orbit (Han destroys the entire forest anyways

If the Rebel base at Hoth had an energy shield that was strong enough to deflect bombardment from a Star Destroyer (according to Veers in the film), I'm willing to buy that the Empire's main Death Star Shield Generator had an energy shield that was able to withstand bombardment from a Mon Cal cruiser. ;)

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You'd think but just looking around here I wonder if retail is where people are buying this stuff. Cases of 6 inch BS Stormtroopers, Fetts, Biker Scouts and Jabbas have been lingering since the reset.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: August 22, 2014, 08:22 AM »
I agree there is some 'movie' logic at work in Jedi.  :)

Absolutely the Rebels, with the plan they had to destroy the Death Star, did not need their entire fleet, or an entire fleet. A small strike force would have sufficed as ultimately the squad led by Lando is what does in the DS. The shield generator is movie logic too, as placing it on the surface and not within the DS itself exposes a crucial security gap. This could be read as simply Imperial hubris or bureaucratic oversight, but still. So it's absolutely that Lucas wanted (and we wanted) the BIG BATTLE so we got the big battle. If the Rebels had extended their idea behind the capture of the Imperial Shuttle to say the capture of a Star Destroyers and its compliment of fighters, then that's a plan that makes more logical and practical sense. I love Jedi and the battle so I don't have huge problems with it, but it's clear from what behind the scenes stuff we've seen Lucas really, really wanted a planet of Ewoks and a Death Star and everything had to fit in from there. The infiltration of the shield generator was unnecessary when your ultimate aim is to launch an attack with the Rebel fleet, which can destroy the generator from orbit (Han destroys the entire forest anyways  ;D).

As for my own personal view of the rebels, and that's all it is, I always pictured the Rebels as very scattered and resource poor. What we see in the OT is them consolidating and marshaling their forces and for me, it is the combined rebel fleet at Endor, though I do agree it would make enormous sense for them to leave behind assets for continuity and support.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: August 21, 2014, 10:49 PM »
I enjoy thinking about the potential outcomes and strategies of what occured in the movies, especially now as it seems to be particularly relevant. It's possible there are other Rebel fleets, but in the films at least, there only seems to be any concern of the Empire - 'the' Rebel fleet massing near Sullust. Again it's inference it's the only one.

Palpatine uses the dark side to manipulate circumstances and people, but he doesn't create the corruption or atrophy the Republic exhibits  before its demise. He simply takes advantage of it. The same forces that allowed for its failure still exist during the Empire and one assumes after, and it's fear and brute force that keep any of it together. Absolutely the death of the Emperor and the lifting of that fear would result in what we see at the end of Jedi, and presumably elsewhere. But the Imperial machine still exists, and as we've seen in Egypt, Iraq and Libya, you can take out the dictator, but what follows is not always what you wanted or expected.

But until the lights dim in December of next year, it's all speculation.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: August 21, 2014, 08:15 PM »
Saw some of the Firefly and BTTF figs last night. Huge miss. Too bad.

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