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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: May 5, 2014, 08:31 PM »
Thanks guys!

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: May 5, 2014, 07:31 PM »
Wanted to share my latest acquisition and definitely one for the ages for my collection: DT Luke. Huge thanks to Bill McBride for setting me up with this one. I've been hunting for this for a long time. Never thought I'd make it back to him. My brother and I had one from the EB set as kids. I remember carrying around the empty chute forever after we lost the extending part. Not this time!

Lightsaber sounds!

They couldn't price any of that into the retail set? Wha?

Very excited for all these, especially the Jedi Temple Guard. Very cool to see Hasbro keeping CW alive even if it's one figure here and there. The Royal Guard will be very interesting - soft goods or no? The AT-DP Pilot is probably my favorite design so far from Rebels so good to see him.

A lot of cool stuff in here. Bossk and IG-88 especially, Wicket and the Biker Scout, but Plo Koon would be cool in this scale also. A lot of interesting pairings in here and possibilities for the future too. Not too hip on the repacks we seem to be getting, but these seem to sell.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: April 30, 2014, 08:58 PM »
I also expect Ewan McGregor, for a lot of reasons. Outside of some trickery, we no longer have Alec Guinness as the elder Obi-Wan. There's no way we go through all of the ST without seeing him, Yoda, and one must assume Anakin (though like Pete, I don't particularly feel strongly about Hayden Christensen, but then Lucas has already replaced Sebastian Shaw...). Ewan McGregor is on the record about being up for returning to the role. Obi Wan is one of the few solo characters who makes sense for one of these solo movies, has a built in and willing star, and would be awesome all over the place. I think this rumor about Obi-Wan's kid/grandkid could lead to some necessary cameos, and ultimately, some Obi Wan movie(s).

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: April 30, 2014, 08:22 PM »
Ewan McGregor is pretty much the only reason the PT works. Liam Neeson was excellent as always, but if McGregor wasn't there throughout imagine how much more tedious the acting and the story would have been. He's the emotional core in a hollow series.

I really like the casting so far. There are big question marks with some of the unknowns, but that's a plus I think here. No expectations or preconceptions. Max Von Sydow however brings a lot with him and I think we all expect a villain out of him. Andy Serkis I think is wonderful so this is a HUGE plus for this movie. There will be a lot of speculation on the characters, but I think we can infer the Daisy Ridley character as Han and Leia's daughter. She looks like she could be their kid, so it makes sense (though she would be young for this; given those two character's age in this movie, really, she could be their grandchild).

I look forward to the eventual rumors on Frank Oz and Ian McDiarmid, and the eventual confirmation. A SW movie without either would beg serious questions and I don't think we've seen the last of either.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: April 29, 2014, 08:44 PM »
Andy Serkis is tremendous. Can't wait to see what part he plays. I assume its a mo cap part, but who knows. Very excited for all of this. Good choices all around.

Star Wars Universe / Re: Disney to Purge Select EU
« on: April 25, 2014, 04:38 PM »
If you're a fan of the books, comics, etc, I can understand some frustrations with this. I don't know if a person can be too upset though; it's hardly the first time it's happened (original Marvel run, the Christmas special) and Lucas has maintained pretty much from the beginning, and with a blow horn during the prequels, that nothing outside of the films is cannon.

Other Collectibles / Re: Disney Store Exclusive Plush
« on: April 22, 2014, 09:17 PM »
Here's the link to what's currently available:

12" Figures / Re: Disney Exclusive 12" Electronic Figures
« on: April 22, 2014, 09:16 PM »
They look great. I'd be curious to see them in person. I would be more into a 3-PO and R2 maybe, but they all look fun.

Other Collectibles / Disney Store Exclusive Plush
« on: April 22, 2014, 02:20 PM »
Not sure if this is the right place, but wow:

Already went to and ordered Jawa and Chewie.  ;D

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: April 19, 2014, 11:36 AM »
I remember these at KMart right at the end when everything got blown out. I know we got some of the plush Ewoks along with some of the figures.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: April 17, 2014, 08:42 PM »
Most of Obi-Wan's life is unaccounted for. The only reason for them to introduce a character like this is to explain where they came from, which suggests (if any of this is true) we'll see Ewan McGregor again as Obi-Wan, likely in a stand alone movie set in the gap between ROTS and ANH. I'd be all for that. I'm also all for an Obi-Wan who is not a cardboard cut-out of himself as we've discussed I think here before. If he had a child, or grandchildren, I don't think that diminishes him in any way. It may compound the tragedy of Obi-Wan Kenobi - does he forego what we can only speculate would have been a chance at a normal life, to adhere to his vows, to his duty to Luke? Does he even know about any offspring? I guess we'll find out. If any of it is true.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: April 5, 2014, 08:09 PM »
Great scores Nick. Sise and Tigg Fromm are moving up my list, especially now that I finished off R2 and 3-PO. Oh, and these guys...

Amazing score of all four of these guys together for a tremendous price. All are complete save for Boba, who is missing the cape and gun. Otherwise a HOF score. Never imagined I own an IG88 much less ever see one, but now I do!

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