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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Celebration Anaheim 2015
« on: April 17, 2015, 08:57 PM »
I totally understand that Hasbro's hands are tied a bit about the Force Awakens stuff, but just reading some of the Q and A's (from Toy Fair and Celebration now), they just seem so reluctant to say anything - absolutely anything, about anything Fall 2015 and beyond.  It is almost like they can't even admit there will be Star Wars toys at all with how tight-lipped they are.  It does get a little annoying that they can't at least give a look at the future of what the line will be, even beyond the movie/"new media" stuff.  Will we still be getting articulated figures in the 3 3/4" scale?  Will we see anything from the other movies during the big Force Awakens push?  We get that you can't talk about the new movie stuff, but you can still act like there is a future for the rest of the line.  I know they don't have a panel here, but I'm hoping they show a couple of new things (besides the Ahsoka prototype, which looks very cool).

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: The Force Awakens Trailers
« on: April 17, 2015, 08:52 PM »
Didn't get a chance to come post until today, but I've probably watched this a dozen times or more already.  So excited.  I'll admit that I was excited each time a new trailer for one of the prequels came out as well, but this feels different.  It is likely the direct connection to the OT-era and characters (ok, definitely), but I'm excited for this new group they are setting up as well.  I love how things are familiar, yet updated, with the vehicles, troopers, etc.  As nerdy as it sounds, I got goosebumps and nearly teared up with Han's "Chewie, we're home" line.  Just can't wait.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
« on: April 17, 2015, 08:49 PM »
I'm in the same boat as many of you.  It may be because it comes on the heels of the great Force Awakens trailer, but it just seemed underwhelming overall.  I want to be excited for this movie, and if I'm being honest I know I'll be there opening weekend, but I too don't care for the "hey, we're the darkest dark that ever darked a dark" vibe they are going for with the DC movie slate.  I understand being serious, or "grounded" as they always like to say, but I think you can do it with a nice balance of both humor and just hopefulness alongside (like Marvel).  We want to still be able to have fun at the movies too, especially "superhero" movies.

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I actually picked up Han Stormie and Bossk at our Target yesterday as well, so they must be getting out there now if they hit here in Nebraska.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: March 4, 2015, 07:26 PM »
So cool, can't wait.  Nice little tease there at the end as well.  Plus, rumors of a new Force Awakens trailer attached to this movie, so the countdown truly begins :).

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I want a few of the figures from this wave, but it looks like Wave 8 (possibly last wave?) will have more that I'm looking forward to and likely be tough to find due to it being the last thing prior to the Force Awakens push.  I am excited for that Chewie, as well as Rex, Dutch, and Vader.  I like the clones too, but just not sure if I want to continue with all the clone repaints.  They do look neat, but it is just tough to find room for them all anymore, and I'd rather focus on the OT stuff at this point.

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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season One (Spoilers)
« on: March 4, 2015, 07:18 PM »
I haven't really had the chance to come in here during the season to comment, but I've really been enjoying watching Rebels with our daughter.  It may just be the time period that I prefer, but it has been fun seeing these adventures unfold.  Not a perfect show by any means, but I think it really improved as the season went on and was pretty great by the end.

Like many of you, we sort of predicted the Fulcrum reveal, but it didn't make it any less cool.  The fact that they opened up the show to other Rebel factions was neat too, and makes me think we could see more of those OT rebels show up as mentioned already.  I know I'm really anxious for Season 2 already, but I'm guessing we have a little bit of a break.  I've grown to really like the crew of the Ghost as well, which is an accomplishment with a slate of all new characters.  At least CW had familiar faces to lean on, although things really grew from there.  Really good finale though, sort of hoping we see more CW characters pop up eventually (Cad Bane, Hondo, Ventress, etc.?)

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Wave 8 (2015 Wave 2)
« on: February 24, 2015, 08:47 PM »
I'm a little bit surprised that we haven't seen the characters Jeff mentioned as well, although I do see the point of holding something back.  The future lineups are so tough to predict with this whole "new movie every year" schedule we are approaching.  So far, the 6" Black Series has been a very slow pace - which is fine - but doesn't necessarily leave a lot of slots open for each year.  We've seen those leaked pics apparently of 6" stuff from the Force Awakens, so I wonder if we'll see a lot of OT (or PT) characters in the upcoming years.  Then again, looking at Marvel's Legends line (also 6"), they are sure cranking those out this year.  It is possible we might see an increase in the SW line as well (especially if they just go to 5 POA for the 3 3/4").  There is just so much up in the air with the line these days, and Toy Fair didn't do anything to clear things up.  It will just be nice to know the direction of the line coming up, even if we don't know a ton about specific releases.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: 2015: What Are You Collecting?
« on: February 23, 2015, 12:35 PM »
Looking at what was seen (or not seen) at Toy Fair, it looks like things are holding up the same for me.  If it wasn't for the barrage of Marvel Legends on the way, I think it would be a pretty cheap/slow year until the Force Awakens stuff hits.  Very little Star Wars from now until Fall, and I'm trying to focus in any other areas.  I'll try to keep up with the Legends as best I can, pick up any OT offerings in the Black Series (both scales) that we see, and hopefully get a few LEGOs as well (Star Wars OT, Marvel).

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: Upcoming Black Series figures?
« on: February 23, 2015, 12:23 PM »
So, if what we've already seen is it until the big Force Awakens barrage - are these the figures left until Fall for the 6" line?

Bossk
Han Solo (Stormtrooper)
Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper)
Emperor
IG-88
Princess Leia (Boussh Disguise)
Commander Cody
Clonetrooper Repaint (Captain?)

Han Solo (Hoth) w/ Taun Taun
Luke Skywalker (Hoth) w/Wampa

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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« on: February 19, 2015, 12:57 PM »
Well, for as little Star Wars as there was at Toy Fair, Hasbro definitely brought out the big guns for Marvel.  Legends is pretty much the only line I regularly collect (aside from the recently started Batman: TAS stuff), so I'm pretty excited about what's on the way - but still trying to figure out how to afford it all.  Aside from the Avengers wave that is now hitting (Odin BAF), here's what was shown/announced:

Avengers Legends - Thanos BAF
Hellcat
Spider-Woman
Batroc
Captain America (Age of Ultron)
Hulk (Age of Ultron)
Iron Man (Age of Ultron)

Avengers Legends - Hulkbuster BAF
Dr. Strange
Blizzard
Vision
Marvel NOW Iron Man
War Machine
Thundra
Valkyrie

Ant-Man Legends - Ultron BAF
Ant-Man (Movie)
Wasp
Tiger Shark
Bulldozer
Grim Reaper
Giant Man

Spider-Man Legends - Hobgoblin BAF
Daredevil
Spider-Man
Spider-Man 2099
Ultimate Spider-Woman
Anti-Venom
Spider Girl

Spider-Man Legends - Rhino BAF
Ghost Rider
Scarlet Spider
Misty Knight
Chameleon (w/JJJ and Hammerhead heads)
Kraven
Superior Venom
White Tiger

Exclusives
Amazon 4 Pack (Movie Banner, Thor, Hawkeye, and Black Widow)
Target 3 Pack (Doc Green, White Vision, Comic Ultron)
SHIELD 3 Pack (Coulson, Hill, Fury)

Now that is a lot of Legends for one year.  I don't know if we even saw these levels in the Toy Biz days (back when - at least for awhile - Legends were $10 or less).  I'd like to get them all, but had planned to be saving for the Force Awakens a lot this year too, so we'll have to see.  A lot of cool stuff in there though, especially the Hulkbuster (supposed to be 9" tall or so), the Chameleon with JJJ head, Misty Knight, finishing off the Wrecking Crew with Bulldozer, as well as characters like Thundra and Hellcat.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 16, 2015, 06:35 PM »
I didn't really get a chance to come post here yet, although I've been following everything through the weekend.  Just...wow.  Now, I knew we weren't going to see any TFA stuff (they told us that), and honestly, I didn't expect to see much overall either as far as figures went - but nothing new?  That was a surprise.  I can see that we won't see much before the big movie push in the fall (and now, according to the JTA Q and A, it sounds like what we've seen is it, right?).  I did think we would see more 5 POA stuff if nothing else, and maybe a couple new 6" figures.  Definitely a lull for the better part of the year, which in a way is ok I guess.  If it weren't for all the cool Marvel Legends stuff (and the Batman Animated line from DC), I could really save up for the TFA release.

Also, although I'm not surprised we didn't hear it, it would have been nice to get a feel for the direction of the line in the future.  Yes, we know you can't tell us about TFA, and there are a lot of vague "we're dedicated to all scales and collectors and kids" type answers, but things would go a long way (even if it made people mad) if they just said "come Fall, the focus for the line will be 6" and 5 POA for the new movie(s).  Or maybe not even something that specific.  I'm really hoping we'll get some type of a peek at Celebration, to at least know what is coming down the pike.  It has been said before, but the new movie(s) is just the shot in the arm the Star Wars line needs right now.  This has been the definition of "limping along" the last few years, and this TF showing is one of the worst I think we've ever seen.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: February 10, 2015, 12:31 PM »
Super excited to hear this news.  I haven't had problems with the previous Spidey movies as many have (although Amazing 2 was a bit of a mess), and I liked Andrew Garfield in the role, but I'll trade it all to see Spidey in the hands of Marvel Studios.  So glad that this deal finally went down, and we can see Peter Parker alongside the likes of the Avengers.  Should be pretty cool, and can't wait to see what direction (casting, age, villains, etc.) they go.  Sounding like he may make his debut in Civil War, which would be fitting too.

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Looking forward to reading the next stupid idea that WB/DC offers to try to keep up with Disney/Marvel adding Spidey to the mix finally -

'Hey everyone, we're cramming The Wonder Twins into Batman V. Superman - Beginning of the Dawn of Justice League of America Superfriends Challenge'!!!   ::)

ps.
I still really, really hate that Batman V Superman movie title...

As for the DC side of things, I agree with you Jeff.  As much as I hope all their planned movies turn out amazing, they just seem so haphazard with how they are planning this out.  They want to do anything they can to not use the (successful) Marvel model and build towards Justice League and big events, and it seems like now they are just throwing anything that might stick.  Plus, it bothers me that they don't make things more cohesive and see the television Flash and Arrow in these movies as well.  I might be in the minority, and I understand it might be difficult scheduling wise, but personally I love the new Flash show (and Arrow as well), and would love to see those actors make the transition to the big screen alongside the other heroes.  It might be difficult to do, but I think it would be the right thing.

Maybe this Marvel news will spur WB/DC to release that Batman v. Superman teaser trailer now ;).

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Saga Legends / Re: Saga Legends "Mission Series" Figure 2-Packs
« on: January 31, 2015, 03:10 PM »
I saw some of this wave come in at Target today (missing the Sabine and Wookiee packs).  I picked up the Scout/Wicket and Bossk/IG-88 packs, and have to say (prior to opening them) that they look pretty good.  I'll have to get a closer look once they are opened, but Wicket in particular had a nice sculpt.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Indiana Jones 5
« on: January 31, 2015, 03:04 PM »
I used to think (specifically around the time of the rumors of Shia taking over) that I couldn't see anyone else playing Indiana Jones.  I will say, if they are going to continue/reboot, I could get on board with Chris Pratt in the role.  I used to feel like they should just end it (probably with Last Crusade), but I think this whole new world of Disney's Star Wars has opened my mind a bit about these things.

When we first heard about Disney wanting to make all these movies (new trilogy, spinoffs, TV shows, etc.), I came to the realization (as silly as it is) that Star Wars was going to out live me.  I don't mean to say that movies are so all important that you base your life around them or anything, but when the OT wrapped I think many were like "well, I got the whole story now", then that feeling continued with the prequels "well, I saw this through to the end".  Now, there is basically no end in sight.  I liked the prequels well enough, but the OT always stands superior to me and I realized that no matter how much Star Wars we get from here on out - or how much I like it - the OT will always be "my" Star Wars.  Similar to how Harrison Ford will always be "my" Indy.  I can let go of that enough to see a new person in the role, and for a new generation to have their own new adventures to follow (and I'll be there too).  If there has to be a new actor, I'd be down with Chris Pratt in that role.  He won't be Harrison Ford, but that doesn't mean they will be terrible either.

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