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Other Toy Lines / Bif Bang Pow 3.75" Action Figure Lines
« on: February 14, 2015, 01:03 PM »
Not Funko, but Biff Bang Pow is doing retro Flash Gordon figures:

LEGO / UCS TIE Fighter Revealed
« on: February 14, 2015, 12:09 PM »

The cockpit looks a little funny to me... looking forward to seeing it in person at some point though.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 11, 2015, 12:27 PM »
I agree we'll see OT and maybe even PT stuff into the future in some measure, but the speed at which they're going through the major costume variants of Han and Luke and Imperial troops in the 5 POA line tells you everything. By the time TFA hits, Hasbro will have done all of them, leaving nothing to cover. The same is happening in the 6 inch line, though the release schedule on those is so slow that I'm wondering if we'll see the Emperor by the time the movie toys drop.

Yeah, I don't see a very long shelf life for the 6" line personally.  You can only afford and have space for so many of the larger scale... the major characters are going to dry up quickly and how many people are going to buy $20 obscure figures that take up three times the space of the ones they've been collecting for years?

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 11, 2015, 10:58 AM »
If they are cranking out a new movie every year, will there be room in the line for figures from 30 year old movies at that point?

With each new movie they add, I have to imagine that will fill the "idea well" so full that stuff like Sim Aloo will be stuck at the bottom of the well for a long, long time...

You're probably right, but they managed to find time to give us Sergeant Doallyn and Toryn Farr this past year, and Mosep Binneed is on the way.  They could certainly keep the main thing going and throw long-time collectors a bone a couple times a year - especially when it comes to a vintage figure that they haven't made in 20 years of the current line's existence.  The prequels have fallen by the wayside, but I don't think they're going to abandon the OT completely. 

All that said, it might be the best thing if OT offerings became more scattered - there's only so much left to do, or so many ways you can remake the same thing over and over. 

One thing I can say for sure, is that if they go pure 6" for the main line, I'm done.  I've been involved at a particularly scale for way too long to start over in my mid thirties.  I'll do OT 6", but that's it.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 10, 2015, 10:49 PM »
If this line dies without a new Sim Aloo, and ideally the rest of the boring ass dignitaries...

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 10, 2015, 08:56 PM »
Eh, yeah, I'm kinda like you guys...  Be cool to see something but I'm fully expecting nothing, which is fine.  I'm kinda busy with other stuff anyway.  I'm fine waiting for toys till basically next Fall...  Star Wars needs the shot in the arm the new movies will give it.

That's where I'm at as well.  I'm not expecting much, but it would be nice to see a few new figures...

I'm expecting much more late in the Summer... the new movies are probably going to save this hobby.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Disney Star Wars Theme Park?
« on: February 6, 2015, 02:33 PM »
I could totally see a snowspeeder or pod racer coaster.  That would have been an awesome addition to that theme park.

Or even an X-Wing style Death Star Battle.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How's the weather?
« on: February 2, 2015, 11:30 PM »
We ended up with a little under two feet here I'd guess.  Some more on the way tomorrow apparently.  I'm going to try to bike to work anyway.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2014-15
« on: February 2, 2015, 09:05 PM »
Awesome Jeff. That commercial was indeed an abomination. Whoever thought that would be a good ad to run during the Super Bowl should be clearing out his desk this morning.

Well that's going to be whoever is in charge of that company... CEO, Board of Directors.  Super Bowl ads are such big money they're approved at every stage by the top in most cases.

As for the came, big thanks to that dude who intercepted the pass at the end.  He won me $200 in our office Super Bowl Squares pool.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How's the weather?
« on: February 1, 2015, 04:08 PM »
Chicago's pretty white at the moment.  At least 6-8" down already and projecting blizzard conditions from 4pm - 9pm tonight.  Can easily see 1.5-2' by the time it's all done.

Good luck East coast, it's coming your way next.

I'll be damned if I don't have about a foot so far near Wrigley Field.

My wife is here this weekend, supposed to fly to New Hampshire tomorrow just in time for the same storm to drop a foot there.

Saga Legends / Re: Saga Legends "Mission Series" Figure 2-Packs
« on: January 31, 2015, 09:37 PM »
I've managed to pick up everything except the Bossk / IG-88 pack.  Not bad for the price.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Disney Buys LFL
« on: January 31, 2015, 10:48 AM »
Oh, wow - the guy who has a huge financial interest in these movies succeeding assures us that it's "worth the wait"?  Whew!  I'm sure he'd totally tell us the truth if he thought they were terrible...   :P

That in and of itself doesn't mean he's not right!

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2014-15
« on: January 24, 2015, 11:56 AM »
You're saying Seahawks/Broncos is less interesting than Seahawks/Patriots?  Not a huge difference IMO.  I don't like repeat performances, so not a fan of Seattle going again and there isn't a single team I wouldn't swap out the Patriots for.  Maybe Oakland?  Hopefully next year we'll get some new blood in the mix.

I wouldn't count on too much new blood in the mix.  All the parity that the NFL tried to establish with the salary cap went right out the windows when fantasy football took over and the league started favoring rules that promoted scoring and quarterbacks.  Now you either have a really good or great one, or you suck and are looking for a really great one.

We'll get new blood soon enough, but it's probably more of a 3 year window when Brady, Brees, and Manning are all done.  And even then it won't change too much year to year until someone starts making it harder on the QB's.

I was getting ready to head down to the State street location near the Target today and my buddy actually found me a pair at Toys R Us last night.  Thanks for the heads up either way!

General FYI to Chicago members: downtown Walgreens are swimming in Yoda wave right now. One yoda still at brown like Chicago stop Walgreens and TIE and others basically everywhere else.

Where other than the Brown Line Chicago stop? I've been hitting up the store on North Michigan, in Streeterville by the AMC, and in the Wrigley Building pretty much every day, including today at N. Michigan, and I can't find jack!

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