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Messages - Qui-Gon Jim

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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.  :'(

I grabbed an AT-AT, Snowspeeder and TIE Advanced for my son from Santa.  These are pretty cool.  A bit bigger than the Titanium, IIRC.  They have the three I listed, as well as a Speeder Bike, and the vehicles in this gift set, one of which (Wedge's X-Wing) is exclusive to the set.  The Falcon and Star Destroyer retail for $20 each so this is a decent bargain.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 18, 2014, 12:09 PM »
Anyone notice the tank from S1? 

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: The Force Awakens Trailers
« on: November 18, 2014, 12:07 PM »
Sounds awesome!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: November 14, 2014, 11:12 AM »
The other thing to remember is Disney/Marvel still own all the non-movie rights to the characters.  If people are still going to buy X-Men, F4, and Spiderman comics, it would only cost Marvel money to not put them out.
...and toys, t-shirts, mugs, and other associated chotchkies...

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