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Messages - Qui-Gon Jim

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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 3 (Spoilers)
« on: October 2, 2016, 03:57 PM »
I assumed that Maul was referring to Obi-Wan who he could seek revenge on.

I'm in for a set. My son plays with the first set all the time.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 3 (Spoilers)
« on: September 26, 2016, 10:52 PM »
I think that they specifically say in ANH that the rebel attack from Yavin was 30 craft, so they couldn't have too many more than what they acquired.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One "Value" Vehicle Assortment
« on: September 17, 2016, 08:04 PM »
That value Falcon never even showed up here. I'm assuming these won't either.
I found it at Dollar General. It seems to be made from scaled down molds from that hero series Falcon. I'll get the TIE Striker for sure.

Hey Go-Bots!!  Get out of there!

What magical incantations did you use to get that new style AT-ST to stand?

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One - U-Wing Starfighter
« on: August 18, 2016, 07:22 PM »
I'll reserve judgement for now, but have no problem with them significantly downscaling a large ship.  I think that is really the only way these things can work economically.

From a kid perspective I have no problem with a $50 significantly downscaled toy as opposed to a $150 slightly downscaled toy.

As a collector with a fat enough wallet to pay for expense stuff I would prefer they made more $200 toys - e-wing, The Ghost, etc., but I'm sure the market just wont support things like that and completely understand them going smaller.

I'm sure Hasbro has good numbers on sales volumes, profits, price points, etc. on how many of the $150 MF ships they sold vs. the $50 X-Wings.
Nonsense. The Galactic Heroes Ghost is about 50% of how big a Hasbro version should be and it clocks in at $30 with plenty of accessories and play features.

No reason Hasbro couldn't do a very decent, mostly correctly sized, version for $100.

TV-9D9 / Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
« on: August 4, 2016, 07:16 PM »
Mixed feelings. I like Agents of Shield, but it is a weak step sister to the MCU films. I doubt that they could turn a profit and make it of quality worthy of the name.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: August 4, 2016, 10:10 AM »
Saw that yesterday.  Very awesome and VERY OT.  Love it!

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: July 31, 2016, 08:30 PM »
No Ghost in any scale.  Except Playskool. There's always that Ghost. That interacts with the Phantom.  Money left on the table. 

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: July 24, 2016, 08:44 AM »

Thanks, everyone.

I lost my sister about 3 months ago to early-onset Alzheimer's.  Truly a grueling, terrible way to go.  She battled the disease for 7 years.   

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: June 27, 2016, 11:09 AM »
Was that... ball thing... a nod to the animated Transformers Movie's Matrix of Leadership or was it just me?  They even opened it with giant robot arms.

This movie was middling at best.  I think TFA has/will inspire a lot of tepid sequels to long-adored films that trade too heavily on nostalgia.  The best part was when they offed the stripper with a heart of gold from the first film. 

I also watched 10 Cloverfield Lane yesterday.  I though it was pretty good.  Nice suspense.

Kubricks / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: June 23, 2016, 08:48 AM »
Speaking of AT-ST's...

My son's room is decorated in Star Wars.  I purged a bunch of the collection many years ago, but many of my most favorite items are in his room.  I am a SUCKER for the neo-vintage look, especially when it is a toy that I had as a kid, so there is a lot of that in there.

I had the K-Mart Endor AT-ST on a shelf in his room.  Two mornings ago, he came in and woke me and told me he wanted to open a toy.  I told him not to open anything and to go back to sleep.  About ten minutes later I heard a bunch of commotion from his room.  I went in and he was trying to put the AT-ST together.  He DESTROYED the box in the process.  All I could do was laugh, and put it together for him.  These are his toys now so if he wants to open them I guess the OCD collector in me has to go with the flow.

The thing looks awesome but it is a **** toy compared to what we had when we were little.  Lots of futzing to get it to stand.  I am surprises no one has released a more properly sized set of feet for this.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« on: June 21, 2016, 08:23 AM »
Hasbro has eschewed playsets in lieu of "environments" like the play features of the Falcon.  It isn't really what we consider a playset but it serves the same purpose.

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