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Star Wars Rebels / Star Wars Hero Series Millennium Falcon
« on: June 19, 2014, 04:49 PM »
Yoda's news has the exclusive info here, sounds like it is coming to Wal-Mart this fall, is supposed to be 2 feet long, and is very similar to the X-Wing we've already seen (no figure compatability, etc.)

Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: June 19, 2014, 04:46 PM »
Although I doubt I'll be able to afford it (or even get it online), this thing is pretty cool:

SDCC Exclusive Dinobots set, with packaging that opens to look like the Autobot Ark/Mt. St. Hilary from the G1 series.  Pretty spiffy.  I'd almost rather the dinobots were actually in the G1 style, but I understand what they're going for.

The Bullpen / Re: Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: June 16, 2014, 02:23 PM »
I saw the three sets at TRU at the beginning of the month and picked up the Rocket/Groot set you pictured.  I haven't seen them anywhere else though yet, and when I visited TRU since then they were all pulled from the shelves (or all sold that quickly, which I sort of doubt).

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: June 13, 2014, 05:15 PM »
DC's Rumored Movie Line-Up/Plans, which they will apparently reveal at SDCC next month.

- May 6, 2016 = Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
- Jul 2016 = Shazam! solo film
- Dec 2016 = Sandman solo film
- May 2017 = Justice League
- July 2017 = Wonder Woman solo film
- Dec 2017 = Flash/Green Lantern team-up movie
- May 2018 = proper Man of Steel sequel

If it's true, man that's a lot of DC movies in a 2-year span.  Keep throwing things at the wall until something sticks, right DC?

I read that and sort of thought the same thing Jeff.  There are a lot of DC heroes I'd like to see on the big screen, several of them listed there, but it sometimes seems like DC/WB is just trying to keep up with Marvel and not really thinking through their choices.  They seem really desperate to get the Justice League out, hopefully it will be good.  The Flash/GL movie does interest me, and Wonder Woman is long overdue. Funny no mention of a solo Batman movie in there, but I'm sure he will show up elsewhere.

It looks kind of neat, but yeah, most everyone already has those.  If the Cantina stuff was sculpted plastic it might be more tempting, that being said depending on price/availability I would maybe pick one up to leave boxed since its Han and one of my favorite scenes.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The "Space" Issue
« on: June 10, 2014, 11:26 PM »
Old topic here, but one that always seems relevant. I've been going through all the tubs/collection lately, partially to get another look at what I have and partly because I'm taking up too much storage with my "crap" (as the wifey says).  It's funny this topic was originally from 2004, and most of us said we were out of space then. Now, 10 years later, it is still a problem. It is funny how creative you can get with the space you have, but it runs out eventually. Have any of you had to make changes to your collecting habits, display, etc. or will be looking to? Looking towards a future of Star Wars movies every year, it really makes me think about what I want to collect and/or keep. I think I'm a little better these days, but going through some tubs there have been a few items where I thought "I bought this?"  The ongoing downsizing goal continues....

The Bullpen / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: June 10, 2014, 11:10 PM »
Got some Guardians stuff late last week from online sources (Amazon, TRU), and really like it.  The Legends wave is pretty great, and I hope we see comic versions of these soon as well ( although Star Lord is in the SDCC exclusive).  Really nice wave overall though. And because I'm so pumped for the movie, I grabbed some of the small scale stuff too.  Although I would have rather had 3 3/4 scaled stuff, this is kind of neat too.  It reminds me in a way of the MASK line from the 80s a little bit. Figures are about that size, and are $6 for a two pack.  Ships are nice as well.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« on: June 10, 2014, 11:02 PM »
I've been going through some Rubbermaids of stuff lately to see what I could maybe downsize, and got to thinking about this line again.  Did anyone here end up getting the Castle Grayskull? I would like to, but just can't afford it, and was just curious how it turned out in person.  Otherwise, I'm pretty complete with what I want from this line, although I have some figures still u opened from when I used to subscribe that I'd like to unload.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: May 23, 2014, 11:06 AM »
Loved the new trailer, my most anticipated movie of this year as well.  This is another one of those "I can't believe we're getting a Guardians of the Galaxy movie" type of moments that we seem to be getting more and more as these movies expand.  I didn't honestly know much about this team at all until a few years back (during the Annihilation stuff in the comics), and sort of got hooked beyond that.  Can't wait to see this.  I've also got the feeling that Thanos is more a "puppet master" type role in this, in that Ronan will be reporting/working for him, and they'll continue to build towards the big showdown in Avengers 3 (hopefully with the Guardians teaming up or something as well).

Looked like a few more of these have been announced (all on the way this year it looks):

BTAS Robin
BTAS Joker
TNBA Poison Ivy
TNBA Two Face
TNBA Mr. Freeze

Personally, I'm super psyched for this line and hope it continues for quite awhile.  I'd rather these were $15 each, but I guess $20 is pretty much the going rate for 6" collector figures these days.  They all look nice though, curious how they decide which version (BTAS or TNBA) to use.  From what I understand Bruce Timm himself is more fond of the later TNBA designs, at least for the most part.

The Bullpen / Re: Avengers Infinite
« on: May 9, 2014, 01:48 PM »
Looks like Wave 4 just went up for preorder on BBTS this week, no pictures but the lineup looks like this:

Platinum Hulk (repack)
Death's Head
Wonder Man
Star Lord
Rocket and Groot

Not sure if the Guardians figures are just repacks of the earlier box set or not.  Also, didn't see it posted, but Wave 3 is also up for preorder now:

Omega Red (repack from MU)
Ant Man

The Bullpen / Re: 2011/2012 Marvel Legends
« on: May 9, 2014, 01:45 PM »
Looks like there may be an (as of yet) unannounced wave of Legends on the way, with an X-Men theme:

The scan shows Stryfe, Magneto, Cyclops (Marvel NOW), Storm (Marvel NOW) and an unmasked Wolverine, with a Build a Figure Jubilee (which was shown earlier with a different wave, that was never released).

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Spider-Man Movie Series
« on: May 2, 2014, 10:07 PM »
Got a chance to see this today as well.  Some things I liked, some things could have been better.  I sort of look at the Spidey movies through rose colored glasses.  I got my first Spidey comic when I was 5, basically learned to read with Spidey comics, and have been hooked pretty much ever since.  I think Andrew Garfield makes a great Peter Parker/Spidey, and his chemistry with his real-life girl Emma Stone as Gwen is very well done as well.  I really liked Dane DeHaan as Harry as well.  The Spidey suit in this movie is my favorite of any of them I think, and looks like it came right off the page.

Electro, I wasn't really sold on.  Not sure why, just wasn't working for me.  The movie seemed to jump around a lot as well, but I think a lot of that was due to future movie/movie universe set up.  The Rhino stuff was pretty minimal, but has some potential.  I'm glad that had more of a resolution to the whole story involving his parents set up in the first movie.  All in all, not perfect but an improvement on the last one I thought.  I will admit to having problems completely disliking anything Spidey or Star Wars, and tend to watch a lot of these popcorn movies like a kid would.  I'm always just excited to see these heroes on the big screen, whereas it was just Superman (and later Batman) when I was a kid.  Pretty good movie though, and I'm curious to see where it heads from here (staying spoiler free as possible).  As a side note to those with kids, our daughter (who is a Spidey fan) didn't enjoy it.  Thought it needed more action and was "too sad" in parts.

As for an after credits sequence, I had already heard about the clip from X-Men (as part of the deal to get Marc Webb out of his contract with Fox apparently), but others in our audience were like "what the hell?"

Dean DeHaan.  His dad is a member of PSWCS.   8)

He was actually on Fallon this week, and asked if his parents were fans.  He talked about his dad having a basement with "floor to ceiling Star Wars and a Princess Leia dartboard", and mentioned that the first thing he wanted to do after finding out his son got the role was to tell his "comic book group".  Kind of a neat story.

LEGO / Re: Simpsons
« on: May 2, 2014, 01:04 PM »
I saw these at Target on Tuesday, and grabbed a handful of bags as well (Bart, Lisa, Mr. Burns, Chief Wiggum).  Really nicely done I thought, although now I sort of want to try and get them all :).

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: April 30, 2014, 10:47 AM »
Didn't get a chance to post yesterday, but such exciting news.  I know there have been heavy rumors about the original cast returning, but seeing them all sitting there together is really cool.  It was sort of strange, seeing this yesterday it was sort of a "wow, this is really happening" sort of thing.  I know they are older and everything, but it will still be great - at least to me - to see Harrison, Mark, and Carrie (as well as Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker) all together again in a Star Wars movie.

As far as the new cast, honestly aside from Domhall Gleason and Andy Serkis, I don't know that I've seen them in much of anything, but that doesn't bother me.  I think it was pretty true of the original cast as well, and that turned out great.  Really curious to see who everyone is playing now, so I wonder how long we'll have to wait for more information there.  I'm wondering if maybe Daisy Ridley is playing Han/Leia's kiddo?  I know my daughter would be pretty psyched for that.  I know there are rumors for some of the other roles, but you just never know.  I mean, Andy Serkis?  That was out of nowhere too, it seems, but makes perfect sense.

After primarily following Marvel movie news the past few years, its great to be back in "Star Wars hype" mode again.  Hopefully we won't have to wait this long for another bit of news.  Looking forward to having all the speculative discussions like during the prequel days here on the forums.

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