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Messages - Qui-Gon Jim

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Spider-Man Joins the Marvel Movie Universe
« on: February 17, 2015, 11:15 PM »
The press releases on this all mention Peter Parker so the Morales idea is off the table.

I think one of the things that Feige brings is the experience in adapting these characters for the screen in such a way that "respects" the source material (for lack of a better term).  I think these studio hacks get involved and start screwing around with things for no other reason than because they can. KF takes the source and adapts it into the framework they have established.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Spider-Man Joins the Marvel Movie Universe
« on: February 11, 2015, 05:15 PM »
I think many liked the writing of Soidey's personality in the new films more than they actually like Garfield if they are honest. ASM2 was a mess, but they did  capture the "spirit" of Spidey better than the (admittedly better) McGuire films did.

« on: February 6, 2015, 11:06 AM »
My so will be beyond excited for Wall-E.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How's the weather?
« on: February 1, 2015, 04:06 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.
It's coming late here to CT. We already have about a foot and a half from last week. I hate snow.

LEGO / Re: Scooby-Doo
« on: January 28, 2015, 09:58 AM »
Will Lego have the balls to to release a toy with the confederate flag on it...

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2014-15
« on: January 26, 2015, 07:34 PM »
Wouldn't Wilson and Luck count as new blood?

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: January 8, 2015, 07:10 AM »
The hockey rink on the bottom floor.

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Rumor: No more 3D Prequel Releases?
« on: January 6, 2015, 11:13 AM »
Interesting that it is "EPISODE 3 IN 3D!!!!!!.  Oh, and also EII as well."  Even they know that AotC is the weakest SW film.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rumors
« on: January 5, 2015, 04:23 PM »
According to my personal scale expert (aka Jesse), the Hero Series X-Wing is actually pretty close to perfect scale match for the 3.75" figures -

29 Inches long on this ship means it's actually 1/17 scale, almost on the nose.  Star Wars figures range anywhere from 1/17 to 1/20 (the newer more lean to 1/20).

I'd say he's right.  I put some action figures out with this thing (my son got it for his birthday), and they look close.  WAY to small to be 6" scale.   

Part of me wonders what a 2.5" scale line would look like with ships made to accurate scale.  That BMF (while awesome) is still under-scaled, though not as bad as the 78 version.  BUT, if they made a Falcon that size-ish with smaller figures, they could probably hit the point.  But then I think how many would be let down if they didn't get that BMF (with rectangular deflector) at 3.75" scale.  Maybe a line limited in scope?  I loved the M.A.S.K. figures back in the day, and I appreciate now that the smaller scale of the person allowed them to create better vehicles for those plastic men to ride in.

For vehicle lovers, the 3.75" scale hurts getting accurate scaling.

Other Collectibles / Re: DeAgostini's Build The Millennium Falcon
« on: January 2, 2015, 01:28 PM »
Michael Fright is in!!

I'll post pics later this week of these vehicles. I grabbed a Millenium Falcon, Slave 1 and X-Wing to add to the mix.  This Falcon only cost $13 or so, and it is big. My son loves the ships so I am hoping this will be a big hit. I left behind speeder bike and landspeeder. I Did not see any regular TIE fighters or Star Destroyers, two more I'd like to get. The regular size ones that were normally $10 were down to $7.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: December 15, 2014, 08:18 PM »
A Chopper in 20" or 30" scale would be pretty cool.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: WiiU
« on: December 11, 2014, 08:42 PM »
Super Mario 3D World is an absolute masterpiece. I cannot recommend it enough.  I am a lifelong huge Ninty fan, and I love the WiiU. You can get  very reasonable bundles now.  Plus, it plays all Wii games as well.   This week I grabbed NES Remix pack (I bought part one but heard about this physical release shortly before springing on PT 2). So incredibly addictive. Mario Kart is also a blast.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season One (Spoilers)
« on: December 10, 2014, 08:21 PM »
I think that Fulcrum is Ashoka Tano. One of the crates had markings on it similar to those on her head..thingies. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 30, 2014, 10:19 PM »
Dammit.  :'(

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