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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII (SPOILERS)
« on: December 18, 2016, 12:24 AM »
We'll probably see it around the time of the next Marvel Movie.

That's Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 in May - while it most likely will be attached to that, I agree with Nicklab - they will show *something* during Celebration in April - it may not be a "finished" 1st trailer, but there will be something EP8 related shown.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 2
« on: December 14, 2016, 08:51 PM »
This wave has officially hit pretty hard here as well - went into my local WalMart this morning hoping to see something other than the Phasma TBS 3.75" wave and RO 5POA Wave 2 was plentiful - I could have snagged all seven with Krennic being the only figure that there was only one of - everyone else, including the Rebels Leia figure and the Rey figure was there in multiples...

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: December 14, 2016, 08:49 PM »
The Target manager was fairly incredulous that WM was selling the same thing for $100 less, but he matched it without any trouble.

That was nearly the same reaction I got from customer service at Toys R Us - she looked at the WalMart website listing three or four times to make sure her eyes weren't deceiving her!  ;D

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: December 14, 2016, 06:48 PM »
So does anyone have a solid grasp on TRU's price-matching policy?  Because I was in a TRU today and saw at least two AT-ACT's on the shelves.  And I'm pretty sure they're running their BOGO 40% off sale right now, too, although I have seen a number of instances when those sale peg tags get left up after a sale has ended. 

That being said, if TRU will price match to $199.97, and THEN apply the BOGO 40 % off?  You should be able to get the two for a combined $320-ish.  I can't bring myself to buy two of these, but if you could find a partner to split the two?  Then conceivably you might be able to get one for about $160 plus tax.

When I was at customer service getting the two I purchased price matched, I asked, I figured "why not?" - so I politely asked and the woman at customer service informed me that it's a "one or the other" type of thing. You can get the BOGO 40% off offer OR you can get the price match. So basically, I chose price match cause that was $400 plus tax vs. $480 plus tax.

Hope that helps...

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: December 14, 2016, 01:37 PM »
I got the Toys R Us near where I work to price match to the $199.97 price and picked up two of them. The bonus to doing it this way is that I was able to pick one off the shelf that was in decent/near-mint shape for the one I'm leaving MIB.

I had been dreading this purchase, and I'm glad to have it over with. While I dislike how they've handled the 3.75" TBS line, kudos to WalMart for seeing that this item is ridiculously over-priced at the $300 MSRP and have done all of us interested in getting this item a solid by having it posted on their website AND in stock at 2/3 the MSRP.

I am interested to see this in action. The driver figure is a great sculpt, I hope there is going to be a cheaper way to get a couple more of them eventually.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Spider-Man Joins the Marvel Movie Universe
« on: December 10, 2016, 01:18 PM »
The only odd part is RDJ as Iron Man in a Sony film - I knew he was in it, but figured it was a cameo.  Sure looks like a much bigger role.  I'm a little surprised that Sony gets to use IM, but apparently Marvel negotiated creative control of the film, so it's a lot more like a Marvel Studios movie released under the Sony name.

That's why in the trailer you first see the Sony logo and then you see the Marvel Studios logo. Sony distributes the picture, Marvel Studios gets creative control and makes a Spiderman movie that fits into their larger MCU story, Sony gets a new Spiderman trilogy out of the deal and down the line Marvel gets Spiderman in their other MCU movies.

It was a smart move by Sony. Just look at the "by Studio" indices over at Box Office Mojo and compare the Disney juggernaut verses Sony/Columbia. The top three pictures of Disney made $1.26B (Finding Dory, Civil War & Jungle Book), the top three Sony pictures made $332M - and those three movies are Ghostbusters, Angry Birds and Sausage Party - a poor-to-mediocre reboot that got widely panned and two computer animated movies.

Considering that this is Spiderman and not Doctor Strange or Antman, there is a solid chance that Spiderman: Homecoming will bring in at least $300M which is a win that Sony VERY desperately needs.

AWESOME!  I've been wanting some of these Clone Wars R5 units for a while.

The best part?  We're going to Disney next year, and I can finally pick up some of these in person at last.

You going for Celebration Nick or at a different time?

I answered the same way - I collected the 6" TFA stuff (except for the TIE Fighter) so I wanted to be honest that I have selectively collected those - but I was over-joyed when I got to select the next price-range down from MSRP on how much I typically pay for them as there are very few I've paid $19.99 for - most of them time, they are on sale and the store is flooded with them and has marked them down to get rid of them - I just grabbed Resistance Base C-3PO and Helmet-less Kylo Ren for $16 from a local WalMart. Whereas, I was happy to pay full retail for the 8 3.75" Death Troopers I have been able to find so far.

You're right though, the 3.75" questions were few and far between, but I made it pretty clear that I am not interested in collecting the 6" line long-term, which is the truth. Probably means they'll throw out my answers, but I figure it was worth a shot.

Here's hoping they get an overwhelming number of 3.75" for that "which scale" question...

I'd say these could hit in a month or so.  :-X

As I will be there over Xmas it would be a nice treat if this set was there for me to purchase then, but I doubt it....

Why does the middle one have teeth?

I think that's how he was deco'd in The Clone Wars...

Since there is the hat peg hole, would be kind of neat if they made a blaster pistol "hat" for him.

Any time-frame for when these are going to be released? Are they going to be all in one set or individually carded?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Westworld (HBO)
« on: December 5, 2016, 08:29 AM »
What a great season finale. While it did wrap up a lot of the threads (and theories), I am super interested in seeing where the story goes next. I will refrain from any further commenting since there might be some folks who haven't seen it yet.

Found this at the Toys R Us near my work this morning. Since they're running the BOGO40%Off right now, it was as good a time as any to grab this set. Unfortunately, nothing has been done to improve on the paint apps of the Cassian Andor figure, I had to go through the entire case-worth of them to find two worth purchasing.

Yes, the price is $18.84 and the package itself is a bit wider than the regular two-pack, when I found them at my local store, they were put into the space reserved for the 2-packs but were all at an odd angle because there wasn't enough room for them to fit horizontally in the space. Kinda sad.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 29, 2016, 08:02 PM »
I would not be surprised at all if the October 23rd premier of this next season of TWD has LOWER ratings than last season.   I honestly hope it does...

I predict you're going to be hugely disappointed.  Whoever died is going to be spoiled within seconds on social media.  No person who watches the show is going to want that information spoiled.  So I'd expect the premiere to get the show's highest ratings.

Ok - so I was off by a couple of episodes, but TWD, according to this article, has now hit series low ratings...

Good job on that cliff hanger that just pissed people off AMC/Gimple. Seems like you guys here on JediDefender aren't liking it that much either. I totally watch Westworld now and maybe catch little bits here and there when my wife is watching it - she herself has moved into "Hate Watch" territory like we both are with Fear The Walking Dead.

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