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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« on: January 6, 2013, 05:36 AM »
So apparently there's this new book out called "Darth Maul: Shadow Conspiracy."

And why should you care?

Because it reveals things. BIG things. About the upcoming Maul/Mandalore arc.  :-X

Spolier: Lots of people die. :o :o :o

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: December 12, 2012, 04:43 AM »
Sorry this is really off-topic from what everyone's talking about on here, but I was thinking about it the other day and I find it really funny that we've already heard from pretty much everyone (Samuel L. Jackson, Ewan McGregor, Mark Hamil, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher) that they want to be/are open to being in the new movie, and the ONE person we haven't heard from is the star himself... Hayden Christensen. ;)

It's funny, because you would think Force Ghost Anakin would have a greater chance of showing up in the film than Force Ghost Mace or Obi, to communicate with Luke once he's busy running the New Jedi Order.

Hmmm, I wonder what did it for Hayden... ::) 

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« on: December 12, 2012, 04:34 AM »
For an episode filled with nothing but dialogue, you would think they would amp that part up. The little colonel guy is somewhat acceptable being that he's supposed to be gruffy, but the pit droid? I hope we see that thing get blown up by the end of the arc. ;D

It's funny, the featurette for this episode has George sitting at the head of a table and all the writers doing their thang, I guess. The writer being interviewed said, "George said he wants to do an episode where -" At that point, I would have imagined they would have all hushed him. I don't know, I'm not sure why I think of George's input on this series at this point, with it turning into such a stinker.

Darth Maul and Mandalorians, pleeeeeeease be the next arc!

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Why Starkiller always be out of stock on Hasbro.com?!!! >:(

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A new Target opened downtown in my city...

The picked-over leftovers from this wave were sitting on the pegs when I stopped by. But holy hot damn, I never, ever, ever, ever thought I would see any figures past the Ep.I Wave at retail. :o

That is, until this Target decided to replenish the pegs with Ep.I figures. Joy.

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« on: November 14, 2012, 04:26 AM »
    I think this wrinkle in Hondo's character is hard or a lot of us to swallow because we want him to be the lovable scoundrel that Han Solo was for us in the OT. (because sometimes he as been)Turns out most bad guys don't have a heart of gold.

I gotta say, this argument really won me over, because I was just so confused as to how unagreeable this portrayal of Hondo has been with his previous appearances. But what you said here really does make sense; he is a pirate, after all.

I hate to say it, but this would have been a perfect and dramatic episode to kill off Hondo. When he and Ahsoka were crossing swords and he was saying something to her and she gave him that final warning, I was on the edge of my seat because I thought she was totally gonna gut him. Oh well. ::) Woulda been some great character development on her part as a maturing Jedi because she knows how Hondo has been a help in the past.

I remember my little sister was watching this too when Hondo said he was gonna turn Ahsoka into profit. AWKWARD! My sister said, "He's gonna sell her?!", and I of course was rolling my eyes because Hondo's line can be so misconstrued into something, well, completely not right. :o

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« on: November 1, 2012, 02:58 AM »
I wonder if they would keep this show around much longer, with the new movie coming out in 2015. Going to the idea of a "clean slate," I would think all loose ends would be tied up before launching brand-whopping-new material. It'd get too confusing with too much going on for Star Wars.

I don't see the point of expanding unnecessary arcs like the Onderon one into 4 episodes. It's 4 episodes of repetition and a waste. But I will say that I do think there was some pretty useful Ahsoka character evolving in this arc.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Target "Darth Maul Returns" Battle Pack
« on: September 26, 2012, 03:03 AM »
Finally opened up one of these today and I'm shocked at what I like most about this set... which is...

Savage Opress :-X I never got the original, so I gave Maul's lightsaber to Savage and gave the Nightsister saber to Maul. Totally love the set now! I was really shocked that I gave more attention to Savage than the other figures - and I'll explain why.

Nightsister is very well-executed for a generic Nightsister, it's a definite hit. Not anything extraordinary or overtly cool (I kinda want a Talzin now that I think about it, but I'll pretend this is her), but very well done.

NOW for the elephant in the room (seriously, Maul is a giant compared to Savage, which really surprised me).

I'm so disappointed with the Maul figure. :-\ I really wanted to like this figure, and I had such high expectations! But seriously, not giving an articulated waist or wrists to an otherwise almost-perfectly articulated figure is so downright distracting! It's the fact that it's just almost there that distracts me - granted, I'm grateful Hasbro went all-out with his legs, but it's so hard to achieve any cool poses with the missing points. And I really don't like the headsculpt either, I don't think it looks much like Maul from the cartoon. Being that the Maul figure looks downright goofy and the Nightsister is just alright, I loved the Savage most of all right off the bat.

A+++ for concept.
B- for execution. Granted though, this is a very nice set with much value, but, as a collector item (as in for a collector who expects TVC standards from everything, unfortunately) it's just okay.





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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« on: September 22, 2012, 04:23 AM »
New clip of Savage vs. Darth Maul on the main site. Yup, Savage vs. Darth Maul. If this isn't going to be one kick-ass season premiere then I don't know what is.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Target "Darth Maul Returns" Battle Pack
« on: September 12, 2012, 04:05 AM »
Does anyone know Hasbro's own official explanation on how come the Nightsister isn't Mother Talzin?

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Will your collecting habits change?
« on: September 11, 2012, 02:27 AM »
I've always been what I would call a "dedicated casual collector" (I only buy the figures I want, and generally only when I find them at retail - although that's changed recently), but I'm so shocked by how disinterested I am with the upcoming Legacy Collection. Except for the realistic TCW figures and Mara Jade, I have almost no interest in buying the rest of the lot... maybe it's because TVC is almost impossible to top or maybe because the character selection for LC thus far really just is a yawn - but it's a shame because I remember the good 'ol times when I could walk into a Target and jump with an awkward seizure of convulted joy when I would find a COOL action figure, you know? A really ultra-cool character, you know? But I feel Hasbro has pretty much hit a lot of characters out of the ball park... and now we're getting figures like another Ep.II Anakin, or another Sandtrooper. It's really disappointing and disheartening, because I was always one to willingly spend my money on these things, but that's really changed to the point it's just downright sad.

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2013 Droid Factory = Cancelled / Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 2
« on: August 28, 2012, 02:32 AM »
I'm a lot more excited for this wave now. Hasbro's obviously putting a TON of effort in the realistically-styled TCW figures, those figures from Anakin to Rex now all look amazing in terms of sculpt. Glad there was also a lot of effort with Mara, they did say they were trying to keep the spirit of TVC alive by sculpting her hair as a separate piece.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 30 (2013 Wave 1)
« on: August 28, 2012, 02:28 AM »
Looks like there is also going to be repacks of Cody, Maul, and Opress (Armored) in this wave.

So then that Maul is the one that Hasbro mentioned a lot earlier this year that would see release single-carded. Funny, it's just a straight repack. Not even any tweaking... I'm sure hecka people are dissapointed that it's not even Spidey Maul. :-\

Finally a repack with armored Savage. Hasbro's just terribly sly - they don't pack in his lightsaber with the Battle Pack version so that we can get both the BP AND the single-carded repack.

I'm not exactly sure why Hasbrpo hasn't repacked Ahsoka yet. You would think that being that they're going with core characters only now they would repack her. This figure goes for $70 on Amazon!

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: The Future of the Clone Wars Toy Line?
« on: August 28, 2012, 02:22 AM »
  I really get the vibe that they are basically just waiting for the show to end so they can axe the line for good.

It's funny, I also got that impression that they're essentially just waiting on relentlessly for the show to end. They've already made clear that the line will transition over to the realistic style. Honestly I love the realistic figures we're getting soon, and it'll bring something fresh to the table to keep the realistic line going on without getting stale in character choices. Think about, all the new characters from TCW that we can finally have now. I wouldn't be surprised if we even get a Duchess Satine waaaaay down the line.

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« on: August 28, 2012, 02:17 AM »
Kind of bummed that this could be like a death throw for it...  The show looks like they maybe righted the ship this season.  I honestly am amped...  They trick me with trailers sometimes, but this one really looked like this year's going to what they needed to go to.

To be honest, with what was shown in the trailer and with the apparent "big secret" set for later in the season, this could be THE big bang to end it, you know? Because honestly at this point I don't see it surviving another season. And it looks like a LOT of loose ends will be tied up. I mean, Sidious fighting Maul and Savage? Come on, someone has to die there. And I have a feeling something big will definitely happen with Ahsoka, I did read somewhere (don't remember where exactly) that all the actors had to be kicked out of the studio while Matt Lanter (Anakin) and Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka) recorded one particular scene together.

I'm just so hyped for Season 5 it's ridiculous. Thank you, Dave Filoni, for putting together a quality and rewarding season together for us.

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