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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: November 11, 2016, 02:07 PM »
Um, this movie needs to come out now.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: Walgreens Black Series 6" C-3PO
« on: November 7, 2016, 05:01 PM »
I found this last night and it's a great figure. One of my favorites in the 6 inch scale so far. Much easier for me to find than the Proto Fett or the Emperor's Wrath Vader, which I never saw in stores (I've seen it elsewhere for cost).

JD Sports Forum! / Re: MLB
« on: November 4, 2016, 11:04 AM »

Pics of downtown right now look NUTS.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: MLB
« on: November 3, 2016, 05:29 PM »
Wish I was going to be there for the parade. And kind of not at the same time.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: MLB
« on: November 3, 2016, 02:27 PM »
Sorry to hear that Rob. I was there for games 3 4 and 5 and the police situation seemed much more relaxed in terms of posture (not numbers), at least to me, in terms of the crowd management. That being said it wasn't Game 7 or the Cubs clinching, so I can only imagine how much more intense it was. And how cool is it to live so close to the stadium?


Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Deluxe 2-Packs
« on: November 1, 2016, 12:04 PM »
If they are, it's a terrible idea. The Finn Trooper costume would be a much better choice if this is what they wanted to do. Also the case assortment - 5X this set? - is just asking for trouble.

Just saw about 8 of them at the TRU on Western Ave in Bucktown Chicago.

I'd be curious to see it. I saw what I'd call an intermediate version of these last fall, between the force Friday version and wave 3 repaint. BB-8 had a detailed dome but not detailed body.

Rogue One / Re: The Playset Thread
« on: October 19, 2016, 02:20 PM »
I've seen the Batcave here in Iowa. It's very large, about the size of the Turtles sewer playset. I think its great they're trying it out. There is a market for playsets. I think part of the problem for Hasbro is that outside of the Falcon, there is no static setting in the films. Death Star, Cantina, Jabba's Palace, they're all great but they're here and gone. The Batcave, the Sewer, or Main St. for the Simpsons, these are places kids and collectors can mine play out of indefinitely. The Falcon fits that mold, but she had been absent for 30 years until TFA. The Nerf Falcon didn't really work the same as the BMF did in terms of a playset, but that's too expensive...

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: October 13, 2016, 10:07 AM »
Funny how Steve Evans reacts as if this is the first time he's ever seen the AT-ACT toy.  :)

Rogue One / Re: 2016 New York Comic Con
« on: October 13, 2016, 10:07 AM »
I'm sure everyone is wondering now if Imperial Disguise Jyn's helmet comes with the open visor.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: October 13, 2016, 10:04 AM »
I can never be as excited as I was for TFA and seeing Han, Luke and Leia again, but - MAN. Am I excited for this movie.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: October 6, 2016, 07:52 PM »
Like you I'm very interested in the structures and how these guys fit in. I think the traditional roles of navy, marines, infantry etc. have lost nearly all meaning in the SW universe. Those terms are used, but without any real specificity. Stormtroopers essentially serve as marines in the OT. Especially when you watch Empire, you're watching a quasi-naval institution that deploys ground forces (Stormtroopers) as needed. Branching out from that are specializations within the ranks. That's how I see it anyways, but like I mentioned on Twitter, these guys are very interesting. They seem outliers compared to the rest of the OT era Imperial corps and that's a good thing. They are very PT and we know now Krennic is a PT era character and that even one scene in this movie (the flashback with little Jyn) takes place potentially in or adjacent to the PT era.

Rogue One / Re: 2016 New York Comic Con
« on: October 6, 2016, 05:12 PM »
Loved Admiral Raddus from the second I saw him (like most of what I've seen of RO) so glad to see him. I'm a huge fan of the aliens in this film and even more so, a fan that Hasbro has covered them pretty well so far. The only exception to this point is Bistan, who I have to think is coming soon. I expect he'll be in a two pack with some giant gun accessory as he's the gunner. More than likely he'll come with the Scarif Stormtrooper Captain who we saw for the first time today.

Speaking of Scarif Stormtroopers - Jesse mentioned on Twitter also how unique these guys are. I find them very PTish too and there seems to be some real possibility we will see some real PT nods here which is great. I like the idea of Krennic not being a renegade so much as a loose cannon who has sort of ensconced himself in the hierarchy of the Empire without ever relinquishing the pomp and circumstance of the late Republic (his cape, his personal retinue of Death Troopers, the Shore Troopers).

Love the 6 inch stuff. Vader looks great.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Rebel U-Wing Fighter
« on: October 4, 2016, 04:54 PM »
I agree I think the U-Wing troop compartment is most likely modular. The trailers may have confused this (that never happens!) but it seems the ship is a somewhat standard fighter that has been augmented for particular assignments (stealing DS plans).

I love the U Wing. My favorite new ship from the new movies so far. It fits right in with the established ships. I do wish the toy was more authentic but what are you going to do. I'll be buying this one eventually.

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