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Feedback / Re: Jesse James' feedback
« on: December 23, 2015, 10:51 AM »
Thanks to Jesse for hooking me up with some present and past Kmart exclusives! Very easy going and a pleasure to deal with!

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Thanks to Jesse for picking one of these up for me! Got here in the mail yesterday and is a fine looking figure. I forgot this thing had the base, so it was kind of a shock seeing the size of the box (and the box it shipped in).

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: December 22, 2015, 11:52 AM »
On second viewing, it didn't look like Kylo lost any limbs, and the closeup of his upper body confirmed he had both hands. Finn knicked his right shoulder, and then Rey singed his thigh and left shoulder before giving him that gash on his face. So pretty banged up, and now that I think about it I wonder if he'll need any mechanical parts ala grandpa...

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: December 21, 2015, 11:39 AM »
Where was R2-KT in the movie? I caught most of the astromechs from that Disneyworld 4 pack but not her.

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All of these are SA/Black Series wants:

1. Luke Skywalker
2. Han Solo
3. General Leia Organa
4. Maz Kanata
5. General Hux
6. Tasu Leech
7. Bala-Tik
8. Kanjiklub Gang Member
9. Guavian Death Gang Enforcer
10. Lor San Tekka

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: Walmart 6" Imperial Shock Trooper
« on: December 21, 2015, 10:13 AM »
Saw 4 of these on the pegs over the weekend and ended up grabbing one.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: December 21, 2015, 10:09 AM »
Caught a second showing yesterday, this time in IMAX. It was in 3D (thought I had bought 2D) but overall it was a lot better than the 3D "IMAX" we saw at the AMC theater on Thursday night. The picture was more focused and there were definite layers that I never noticed on Thursday night.

Perhaps it was because the sound was better or it could have been because I've had some time to listen to the soundtrack, but I liked it a lot better on the second showing. Didn't realize it was all original recordings, just not performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.

It also felt like the movie went by MUCH faster on the second viewing. It felt rushed on Thursday too, but I know they crammed a lot in there and JJ has even said something like 30 minutes of stuff was cut out, including Poe's escape from Jakku. I think they did a pretty good job fitting everybody in.

Still interested in how Maz wound up with Anakin/Luke's lightsaber.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: December 18, 2015, 07:06 PM »
Oh wow, didn't realize that was a different Rebel helmet Rey put on. Thought I saw the "caution" stripes on the front!

And supposedly there are a TON of cut scenes. Hopefully they're on the Blu-Ray

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Constable Zuvio is already a huge pegwarmer from this wave, and after seeing the movie I wonder if he will break pegwarming records. :P

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: December 18, 2015, 11:59 AM »
I thought it was pretty much confirmed that Rey is Luke's kid when she popped on his flight helmet. Now we get to find out why Luke is such a ****** dad, but it's JJ so perhaps they throw us a curveball.

I'm almost more interested in learning how Luke's saber made it from the bottom of Cloud City to Maz Kanada's castle.

Oh - also - so this is the first SW movie without a limb being severed or an injury along those lines, right?

There was some debate in my theater - some thought Rey lopped off Kylo's hand, some thought it was just his face that got whacked... I honestly couldn't tell for sure.  Was going to watch that more carefully on the second viewing.

Yeah it looked to me like he lost a hand but then they did the closeup where you saw the scar and to me it looked like she might have just cut off his hood. Guess we'll find out in 18 months.

Snoke was awful, maybe it was the CGI or the fact that he was literally a 50 foot hologram, but I would peg him as one of the worst villains in Star Wars.

In fairness, Palpatine was pretty lame in 4/5 too.  Snoke was pretty much Palps in ESB = Large/oversized, creepy hologram bossing around the bad guy; badgering bad guy about Skywalker.  Hoping Episode 8 and 9 fills in a little more to explain how/why he's a new Sith leader.  Maybe a lost Palps apprentice or something...

I dunno, Episodes 5 made it out immediately that Palps was THE bad guy, considering Vader obviously feared/respected him, and then the talk in 4 of him disbanding the senate. Snoke just felt like the lazy guy who latched on to Hux and Ren's group project. Hoping something else is done with him in the future.

I think it's interesting that we have FIVE villains lined up for Episode 8... Snoke, Ren, Hux, Phasma (Kathleen Kenedy said she's returning) and possibly Benicio del Toro.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: December 18, 2015, 03:54 AM »
Got back from a 3D "IMAX" showing about an hour ago... overall I loved it. I had a smile on my face the whole time and my goosebumps wouldn't go away nor would my knees stop shaking. 3D added nothing to the film and actually made it look a bit weird, so I would skip that entirely if you want. Seeing it again Sunday in real IMAX with my dad and then I'll work in a regular screening sometime after Christmas.

First, my two biggest gripes:

- The soundtrack. I liked Rey's theme but the rest was lacking. Safe to say Williams has either lost it or his heart wasn't in it. Lots of reused bits and pieces just like in the PT. Stuff like Leia's theme I get, but the rest, nah. Time to get someone else for Episode 8.

- The villains. I liked Ren and Hux and their "competition" with each other but Phasma and Snoke were lame. Phasma is nowhere near Boba Fett, I'd even say she's more worthless than Zam Wesell, and was obviously added for the merchandise factor. Snoke was awful, maybe it was the CGI or the fact that he was literally a 50 foot hologram, but I would peg him as one of the worst villains in Star Wars.

Didn't really care for the final shot either... it just felt out of place is all.

I'll have clearer thoughts after a night of sleep but I loved a lot of it. Rey and her Force growth, Ben/Ren in general and the OT cameos. The Falcon reveal in particular was great. Rey's acid trip with Anakin's saber was very well done. Finn's story was fun too (loved his line asking Rey if she had a boyfriend), and it was cool to see more of a focus on the military side.

Han  :(

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILER FREE)
« on: December 18, 2015, 03:27 AM »
I had a smile on my face the whole time and my legs couldn't stop shaking. Incredible!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: December 17, 2015, 04:41 PM »
Netflix releases Full House teaser

Whoever they hired to voice Uncle Jesse sounds just like Dave Coulier!

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Mailman just delivered the Clone Trooper and Battle Droid I ordered from Amazon Japan. Was hoping to not get suckered in to buying PT stuff, and then I bought the Maul...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Enjoy The Next Few Days
« on: December 15, 2015, 02:40 PM »
These are also the last few days we have before they pump a gazillion Star Wars movies out and we all start to hate it.  :(

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