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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: February 12, 2016, 04:17 PM »

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The Force Awakens / Re: TFA Takodana Battle Pack
« on: February 11, 2016, 01:29 PM »
Well for 5 POA that's a really great looking figure.

But yeah, that's an equally disappointing way to distribute it.  Hopefully the paint apps on the repacks are at least different enough that they're kind of variations.

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The Force Awakens / Re: Toy Fair 2016
« on: February 2, 2016, 09:15 PM »
If we don't see Luke and Leia action figures...

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: January 30, 2016, 04:49 PM »
Congrats!

I remember back in college I wanted one but thought $250 was outrageous... nowadays I think $1000 is outrageous for something like that.

A year or two ago I paid $6 for a custom cape and am just going with that.  It displays nicely and it'll do.

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The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: January 26, 2016, 11:42 AM »
That'd be awesome, just PM me with how much and where to send it.

Thanks either way.

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The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: January 26, 2016, 10:44 AM »
Okay, I gathered up some images of the build-a-weapon parts I think I'm missing, does anyone happen to have any extras they'd like to sell before I go off ordering figures I don't need?


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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII
« on: January 25, 2016, 03:11 PM »
???  Really?  They all have a very different feel to me.  Even the fringe stories that should bomb (Guardians, Ant Man) have been fantastic and huge box office successes.  What don't you like?

I think Matt is comparing the basic things principles across the movies.  Lots of action mixed with a little humor and characters that don't take themselves too seriously.  It seems to be working pretty well for them so far.

Sorry, I missed this somehow until now... I didn't see Ant Man yet, but I did really like Guardians.  When I say they've gotten stale I mostly mean the Avengers and all the individual movies that go with them.  Thor, Thor 2, Captain American 1-3, Iron Man 1-3, Avengers 1 and 2... they're all blurring together to me.  Especially the last few I've watched (Winter Soldier and Avengers 2).  It seems like Hulk and Hawkeye and Black Widow just keep showing up to show up... the stories seem to be getting less exciting...

To me at least.  I'm just hoping Disney finds enough ways to differentiate the films from each other - to really let the one-off's be legitimate one-off's.  Guardians is a good example of things that still work better, and I don't think it feels as problematic to me mostly because it has nothing to do with those other ones.

Just my 2 cents... Star Wars always left people wanting more, with 2 or 3 years between films, and then 10 or 15 years between trilogies.  My fear is that we get a movie a year for the next 10 years and everyone just gets completely sick of it and it gets really hard to keep things as exciting as they are at this point in the game.

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Even better.

Thanks for clearing all that up.

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The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: January 24, 2016, 04:46 PM »
Yes, of course they have the little illustrations packed in, but I was wondering if there was something a little more comprehensive, maybe with photos.  The illustrations in the instructions are really just outlines of the shapes and don't mention what comes with what figure... it all just seemed a little abstract when I was looking at it yesterday so I wanted to see if there was a better way to sort through it all.

Looks like I'll just dig up photos of all the figures I've skipped and cross reference that with the instructions to make a list.

I hadn't realized that the basic figure checklist numbering separates it by build-a-weapon, that will be helpful for sure.

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Ah, okay.  I knew that it was called a TFA set, but given that 2 (arguably 3) of them were in the OT by name, I figured it was just Disney / Hasbro being sloppy.

I guess I'll just go move all of them to the TFA shelf.

Thanks Jeff, Jayson.

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I believe that R0-4LO is Jessica Pava's astromech.

I don't have any reason to doubt you on this, you always know what you're talking about - but I'm curious as to what you're basing that on?

From what you're saying, both R5-X3 and R0-4LO go with the TFA  figures... that's where I'll put them.

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BUMP.

Anyone figured out where R0-4LO came from? 

I still have no idea where this guy belongs on the shelf.

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The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: January 23, 2016, 05:08 PM »
So as far as I know I'm all caught up, but somehow I only have like 3 or 4 of these things complete... I seem to have pieces for 4 or 5 more.  Has anyone seen a list of all of the parts for these various... things... and which figures they came with?

I mean, I skipped a couple of repacks, but unless they're spacing the parts out into future waves I'm not sure how I seem to be missing so many pieces and am trying to wrap my head around what's what.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII
« on: January 23, 2016, 12:59 PM »
Irrational Me: DAMMIT CAN'T YOU DISNEY CLOWNS DO ANYTHING RIGHT?!? I COULD LITERALLY BE DEAD BEFORE THIS NEW STORY ARC COMPLETES. HOW THE HELL HARD IS IT TO MAKE A BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE?!? NOW WE DON'T HAVE A STAR WARS MOVIE TO CELEBRATE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FRANCHISE!!!!! STOP RUNNING THIS FRANCHISE INTO THE GROUND YOU FOOLS.

Remember when it was THREE years between star wars films back in the day?

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The Force Awakens / Re: Where is Rey?
« on: January 22, 2016, 01:50 PM »
Is this THAT big a deal?  Someone made a call about what they thought would sell, in the past they probably would have been right about it.  Then Rey became an instant hit, and they're paying with lost sales and bad press.

I'm all about equality, but no one's going to look at a movie like... say... Avengers and talk about needing as many Black Widow toys as Iron Man toys in the pipeline - because that would be absurd from a business standpoint.

These folks are paid to predict what will sell, someone goofed and underestimated the character's potential instead assuming that Kylo Ren and Finn were where it was at... that sort of thing happens all the time.

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