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The Vintage Collection / Re: SDCC 2011
« on: July 20, 2011, 07:59 PM »
Yeah, the Mando Gunship was nice, and the Trench Run set, but nothing else had much of a surprise factor. Kind of a letdown really.

Props to Sandtroopers for getting their pics up so quickly.

Ok so far at SDCC, we got confirmation of what the Mandalorian Gunship will look like, and that's about it as far as anything new. Did I miss something?

Nice to see the Flitknot Speeder again, but that dates back to ToyFair.

Artillery Cannon? Fall Waves 1-3? Good to see some new unpackaged photos, but certainly no surprises.

I think the Vintage collection on display had a little more Zazz again this year. Who saw that Trench run UBP coming?

These figures look pretty sharp on display at SDCC, the close-ups of Seripas in particular are amazing. That thing is going to be freaking awesome.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Mandalorian Gunship?
« on: July 20, 2011, 07:49 PM »
It does feature multiple seating, at least 6 in the cockpit from what I can see.

I like it fine, not the most exciting ship but at least it's not another repaint of a previous vehicle.

Was this the only new midsize vehicle in the case, other than the artillery cannon? I saw something else adjacent but it could have been a V-19.

At this point I'd have to say my 3 most wanted vehicles are the Geonosian Starfighter, the Halo, and the Jedi T-6 shuttle. (Twilight goes without saying, lost cause that it is)

The Bullpen / Re: 2011/2012 Marvel Legends
« on: July 20, 2011, 11:10 AM »
YESSSS!!!!!!!!! Terrax the Tamer FTW!

Why can't we get great pre-Preview Night scoop like this for the SW line?

I want to know what's going to be in the case, what's going to be in th slide show, the whole shebang.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: July 19, 2011, 03:46 PM »
Thanks, Kang was the one I was trying to remember, he'd be a good choice.

Wasn't Thanos a Captain Marvel villain? Like Ego the Living Planet?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
« on: July 19, 2011, 03:27 PM »
Yeah, second that...DCPI would be key. This does not appear to be on their website anywhere yet.

Where exactly was it located too? Endcap display or adjacent to the figures? Bottom shelf? Did it already have the tag out?

Any details would be appreciated...thanks! Awesome find!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: July 19, 2011, 09:09 AM »
Ugh, Skrulls are part and parcel of the FF continuity, I hate to see them trawled out for another franchise.

Did the Avengers even have a recurring nemesis?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Commander Blackout
« on: July 19, 2011, 08:58 AM »
I see the expected ship date is mid-August, sheesh. Pretty sure I will find on one the pegs before then. If not, I can wait it out.

Thank God there's no Wedges or Gammoreans in that case, I am sick of seeing those incessant pegwarmers!

Way to go, Hasbro.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Netflix
« on: July 18, 2011, 12:51 PM »
Did they get Sony flicks back yet?

The Vintage Collection / Re: SDCC 2011
« on: July 18, 2011, 10:58 AM »
I want photos/details on any of the following, if in fact they exist:
Assassin Spider Droid & Clone exclusive?            
Maridun Defense (Commander Bly, Lok Durd, Tee Watt Kaa, Wag Too)            
Kamino Leaders (Commander Colt, ARC Trooper Commander, ARC Trooper Captain, ARC Trooper Lieutenant)   
Vassek Infiltration (Kit Fisto, Commander Fil - other figures unknown)            
Clone Trooper R7 (Exclusive - Possibly Walmart)            
Echo in Bric Armor (Exclusive - Possibly Walmart)            
Wat Tambor (Exclusive - Possibly TRU)            
Baron Papanoida and Ion Papanoida (Exclusive - Possibly TARGET)            
Padmé Amidala and Moogan Soldier (Exclusive - Possibly TARGET)            
Vehicle and Figure Pack (Deluxe)            
Republic Stun Tank And Mace Windu            
BARC Speeder And Luminara Unduli      

All of those have been recently rumored but otherwise unconfirmed. I think many of these would dovetail nicely with the TCW line.    

I'd also like clarifications on the ACTUAL waves for the Deluxe sets, Battlepacks, and Mid-Size Vehicles due out for the line for the rest of this year. (Like, where are the Obi-Wan and Boba Deluxe sets? Which wave is the Mini Y-Wing part of? etc)

I would think they would HAVE to show us the new Mandalorian Gunship. I mean, outside of the Republic Artillery Cannon, this is the only other midsize vehicle we have even whiffed this year so far. And that Cannon thing is out already. (overseas)

I'd like to know what happened to the Flitknot Speeder TRU Exclusive that was show at ToyFair but never materialized.

Probably the thing I care least about is new figures, mostly because I don't think they will show us a damn thing we haven't seen already. They completely missed the boat on Savage Oppress and totally lost the heat of that reveal. There's already 3 whole waves yet to hit retail which we have seen, so I don't expect we will get much beyond that, unless maybe on a slide.

Pie in the sky? Twilight. T-6 Jedi Shuttle. Trandoshan/Wookie Battlepacks. Ziro the Hutt. Zillo Beast. Citadel Playset.

We can dream, right?


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Harry Potter
« on: July 18, 2011, 09:21 AM »
Enjoyed reading all the comments. You guys touched on my two biggest beefs with the film franchise: Sucky Fake Dumbledore Gambon and the unfailing need to change the source material.

Now, I get that they were trapped when Harris died, and in Gambon's defense, I wouldn't have liked anyone else in that role either, but he really is a piss-poor Dumbledore. He lacks all of the warmth and whimsy of Harris. Harris was just so superbly cast, it literally diminished the whole of the franchise when they lost him.

Imagine LOTR without the real Gandalf, or Star Wars without the real Obi-Wan. Just not the same.

That said, I can live with casting changes made out of necessity, but the rampant plot changes and exclusion of important details just became too irritating and distracting to ignore anymore after the first movie. I forget which was the longest book, I want to say 3 or 4, but they cut so much out it was like watching a completely different movie.

I honestly don't know how you make sense of it all without having read the books. You certainly miss quite a lot.

I am trying to make an effort to watch the movies again now as I never even saw the last 2 or 3. I'd like to get caught up so I can still catch the last one in the theatre.

Oh, and just so I can get the frustration out ahead of time, what exactly did the change about this last installment? Nobody lives who dies or vice versa hopefully?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Commander Blackout
« on: July 18, 2011, 08:55 AM »
I think it's greedy and stupid that they refuse to clearance out the Nikto Guard or Kul Teska. You still have 2 TCW exclusives loitering on the pegs and now you're going to add a third?

Kul Teska in particular kills me, this thing is huge and takes up valuable real estate. And I really want one for openers but not at the ridiculous price they're at now. Drop that thing down to $5 and watch 'em fly off the shelves.

I agree that odds seem really slim Blackout will stay at $7.99 for very long. That's cheaper than their regular Clone Wars figs.

The other advantage to those proposed case ratios is that it would GREATLY increase your chances of actually finding the new figures on the pegs. Most stores typically get in ONE case at a time for some reason, so if one person gets there before you they're wiped out and you get nothing. And then God knows how long it will be until the NEXT case shows up.

Having multiples of the new figures helps to insure that they get proper saturation in the marketplace.

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