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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.

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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.

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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.

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

http://www.disneystore.com/star-wars/mn/1023301/

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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.

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

http://yakfaceforums.com/main/2014/04/22/new-disney-store-products/

Already went to disneystore.com and ordered Jawa and Chewie.  ;D

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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.

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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.

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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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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: April 3, 2014, 07:32 PM »
Jason - Ka-Pow is well worth going to. Lots of great stuff to look at... Star Wars is hit and miss. He did have a boxed 12 inch Fett that was spectacular. I got my Sandcrawler there last fall. Higher priced than Quake for sure.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: April 2, 2014, 07:23 PM »
Some new pick ups:



Very quickly found a companion for 3PO for a great price. Also picked up carded unpunched EWOKS Logray there in the back. Along with him came a loose Logray and what I thought was a Comics Figura Wicket, but pretty sure now is Disney:




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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: April 2, 2014, 07:15 PM »
Not sure on the cards either but good deal on the Landspeeder. Looking at ebay $50 seems fair if they're good shape.

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Collections / Re: JediJman's Month o' Vintage
« on: April 2, 2014, 05:42 PM »
WOW. Amazing set up.

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Vintage Trading and Classifieds / Darby's WTB List
« on: April 2, 2014, 05:37 PM »
Hi all, just thought I'd post about some of the things I am looking for, in case anyone is looking to sell. Thanks!

5/12 Update:

WANTS:

STAR WARS carded: 12B Obi-Wan, 12B Vader, 12B Sand People, 12B Death Squad Commander, 32B Yoda, 31B Hoth Imperial Snowtrooper, POTF Han in Carbonite, POTF Amanaman

STAR WARS Loose Figures: Brown Hair Farmboy Luke, BH Bespin Luke, Yarna prototype custom

DROIDS Loose figures: Vlix (even a nice custom would do - in fact interested in any customs of Series 2 protoypes) Kea Moll, Uncle Gundy, Jann Tosh, Thall Joben, Jord Dusat, Sise Fromm, Tigg Fromm. W/ coins preferred.

EWOKS Loose figures: Dulok Scout, Dulok Shaman, King Gornesh, W/ coins preferred. Also interested in any Series 2 Ewoks customs.

ESB Wampa version vinyl carrying case

ROTJ vinyl carrying case

ROTJ C3PO carrying case

DROIDS A-Wing Fighter Box

Death Star Playset Boxed

Cantina Adventure Playset Boxed

Palitoy DS Playset Boxed

More to come!

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: March 25, 2014, 07:49 PM »
Got a long sought figure finally off ebay the other day:



Fair price, and he came with the non-Droids coin. I still have the Droids cartoon coin from the 3-PO I had as a kid (sadly did not survive many moves and puberty) so this was a nice addition. Together at last:


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