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Messages - Qui-Gon Jim

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: October 29, 2014, 12:01 PM »
I do think that DC's whole lineup is one or two bombs away from jeopardy though.

Marvel as a brand is now closely associated with quality.  Aside from Batman, DC is very hit-or-miss.  I hope they take the same care with their films that Marvel has shown, but their track record does not work in their favor.

I think that Marvel went...  IM was a success...  Let's build a basic framework to inter-relate these next films we have on the docket culminating in The Avengers (Phase 1).  Then for Phase 2, they got a little more ambitious, and said lets plant seeds for phase 2 AND phase 3.  The success of GotG is a direct result of the strength that Feige has built up into the Marvel brand name.

I have a sinking feeling (and I hope I'm wrong) that DC will stumble over itself trying for that big paycheck without building up to it.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: October 15, 2014, 07:17 AM »
Not sure if this is news, but I have been seeing these figs at Targets and WalMarts, usually near the trading card sections they keep near the registers.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: October 15, 2014, 07:12 AM »
In the comics, the government required people with superpowers to register.  Half the heroes were in favor.  Half were opposed.  And they battled across various books.  This was the arc where Spidey took off his mask.

Heh, this would be the shortest movie ever then. Everybody knows Tony Stark is Iron Man, Captain America has his own Smithsonian exhibit, and didn't Black Widow release all of SHIELD's information online?
I thought the exact same thing.  However, it does play into the themes of personal freedom that were the core of CA:TWS. 

This also make the idea of Spidey appearing in the MCU make more sense.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 14, 2014, 12:32 PM »
I got a GD'd speck of dust in my eye when Rick got Judith back in his arms.

This episode was excellent.  This was a huge screw you to the same critics of every season (It starts slow, they stay in one place too long, etc, etc.)

I also agree that Conan was a great guest on TD.  He didn't stick out, which is high praise when you're sharing the couch with Nicotero and Gimple who are always great.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: October 14, 2014, 12:19 PM »
Instead of screen swipes, we are going to get a very large blinding lens flare right in the middle of the screen.

I assumed that one of the things Disney saw when purchasing the property were the dollars being left on the table with regards to an OOT release.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Hero Series X-Wing
« on: August 9, 2014, 10:54 AM »
Bought one last night. The size of this thing is super impressive.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: July 18, 2014, 08:32 AM »
I like that it is closer to the costume from the first Cap film.

Also, the army of Ultron's behind them. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Netflix's Marvel Comics Shows
« on: July 18, 2014, 08:14 AM »
So hot.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Hero Series Millennium Falcon
« on: July 18, 2014, 08:04 AM »

And on topic, you find the $60 price tag of the new MF reasonable?  I'm still not sold. Granted, I fully expect to hear all the grumbling next year when the BMF returns for the movie at $300. I feel like $40 has always been the ceiling price for a value toy. At $60, parents are usually expecting something in the deluxe range.

Three years ago, no.  The 30" figures are $30-35, and the detail on this far surpasses those, at least from the pictures.  $60 puts you right into pricing for a video game, probably the target.

Of course, this could look like a turd once we see real pics of it, raher than the Hasbro photography which may change my mind.  I am also curious to see how a figure looks next to this. How off is the scale?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: July 17, 2014, 10:01 AM »
Love that new Cap costume.  Very cool.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Hero Series Millennium Falcon
« on: July 17, 2014, 09:17 AM »
Yeah, I sure didn't get the Jakks Pacific giant Vader either. Something a clueless Aunt would buy a kid to try to impress, but not a toy to be played with at the end of the day. But at least it is a perceived value...and the "shampoo bottle" figures fill the large cheap niche even better, and are manageable enough in size.

You couldn't be more wrong.  I grabbed a Jakks Vader for my son, and one for my nephew, clearance at Target.  My son loves this toy and is playing with it constantly.  He has saber duels with him, he chokes out the Jar Jar plush.  He loves it.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Hero Series Millennium Falcon
« on: July 17, 2014, 09:14 AM »
People are mad about this thing, but they already made US a Millenium Falcon, so why not a cheap one for kids to enjoy, and for retail to move more quickly, than a $150-$200 item, ya know?  That's all they're doing here.

Clearly price point is a major focus for Hasbro right now...  Get things affordable to sell more quantity.  Stuff like this is a necessity.  Not my cup of tea either, personally, but the need's not lost on me either.  It's how I view 5POA figures.

My fear there is Hasbro's going to take 4" completely that direction and 6" the collector line.  I think that's a still very real possibility in the near future.  Especially with new films rolling out, which obviously will grab for the kid dollar and attention far harder than they'll grab for ours.  :-\

Stuff like this Falcon though, it's pretty cool for a kid I think...  Especially when kids can't get that $50, $60, or far more expensive ship that we can blow $ on and not bat an eye.
I LOVE this item.  The BMF is more of a playset.  This is a ship to have dogfights with.  I would have loved to had something like this when I was 8 years old.  I will definitely be buying one for my son.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: July 15, 2014, 06:56 AM »
Also saw Apes.  Liked it a lot. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
« on: July 7, 2014, 11:43 AM »
People bitch about George Lucas, but these films and the first GI Joe raped my childhood.  Bleech.

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