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Picked up the First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper / Poe Dameron 2-pack at Target - not sure what I'm going to do with the Poe figure. Maybe if I see a Rey, I'll pick her up along with one of the many Finn figures that are hanging around to have the set of the three new heroes....

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: First Order Stormtrooper Transport
« on: December 28, 2015, 10:44 AM »
I definitely think it is an interesting design. I wasn't "sold" on it at first but when I got the Lego version of this vehicle, I quickly warmed up to the vehicle from a military/practicality standpoint. I agree with your assessment that the vehicle was intended to evoke WW2-era landing craft.

We never really got to see Troop deployments from orbiting ship-to-planet in the OT. The Sandtroopers were "just there" on Tatooine in ANH, the AT-ATs were already on approach in ESB and all of the troops and equipment on Endor were already in place. So seeing the First Order deploy a landing party to take out that village on Jakku was something "new" from an Empire/First Order troop deployment standpoint.

I just might have to pick up the cross sections book - looks like there might be some interesting details on each vehicle from TFA...

Scored the 6" General Hux and regular First Order Snowtrooper at my local WalMart this morning - they did have Asty as well, but I left him since I'm limiting my 6" collection to members of the First Order.

I guess I'm down to just needing the Flame Trooper from the next wave and then I'll be done with 6" collecting unless they have more First Order characters coming down the pike that I'm not aware of...

Merry Christmas! Disney is wishing us a merry Christmas with new droids again haha. Black and orange r0 droid, yellow r6 and a purple r5. All the force awakens concept droids

There is also a White/Brown R6 dome as well. Any word on if there are new body parts too?

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII
« on: December 24, 2015, 02:06 PM »
Yeah, that sounds troubling.   :-\


While I'm excited about being only 18 months away from EP8, I'm concerned that a weird, green-screen driven movie is going to make people think less OT and more PT.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 3
« on: December 23, 2015, 10:14 AM »
I have had ZERO luck finding this wave - starting to get really frustrated - been hitting the same two WalMarts where I was able to score the Wave 2 figures religiously and those stores are nothing but product wastelands.  >:(

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: December 21, 2015, 03:10 PM »
Pretty sure I saw Poe take the jacket off as soon as he got in the TIE Fighter.

Yes, he definitely did.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: December 18, 2015, 08:42 PM »
I had hoped/thought that maybe MVS's character was an old/aged Kanan as well but I realized he wasn't when Kylo Ren dispatched him so quickly, would have been cool if he had been Kanan and right when Ren confronted him, he took out the two separate pieces from different spots on his belt, clicked them together, and ignited a lightsaber - for viewers unaware of the Rebels cartoon, he'd appear as just a Jedi in hiding and it would have been a great easter egg for those of us who watch Rebels.

Oh well...

I think we're going to have to wait til the end of the cartoon to find out what happens to the crew of the Ghost - hopefully they DO actually give us an ending with Rebels...

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Recent purchases
« on: December 18, 2015, 09:13 AM »
Found Wave 2 and 3 at my local Walmart.  Guess they were waiting for the TFA to open.

That's what I was hoping for as well, but unfortunately, all I found was remnants of a Wave 2 case.

I'm definitely going to keep hitting the two closest WalMarts to me in hopes of scoring Wave 3...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Batman v Superman / Justice League / DC Movies
« on: December 14, 2015, 09:48 AM »
Cryptic, SPOILERy plot synopsis of BvS re: Doomsday from the production designer...

"Doomsday isn't just the final act... We are able to tell a story in a fresh way. Doomsday is an evolution essentially. Fans may be aware of 'The Death of Superman' story, but this is handled in such a new way.

When the film is called Batman v or versus Superman, it really has a lot of levels to the meaning. Superman isn't just killed off at the end of something. We see how he evolves as part of Lex's plan to protect the world.

Seeing the Superman we know, be gone, and then replaced with this reproduction is really going to make fans think of how we look at these super beings. It was especially interesting to figure out, how would you create Superman from Zod... then how would that evolve into Doomsday."

I don't even know how to respond to that...

Not sure if this was part of an interview or not, but if it was, and I was the interviewer, I would have stopped him mid-statement and just said "please stop, don't you want at least SOMEONE to see this movie?"

Scored the First Order TIE Pilot this morning at the Toys R Us near where I work. Nice figure, have no plans on getting the 6" scale TIE Fighter so just getting this will have to do...

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 2
« on: December 12, 2015, 12:04 PM »
Awesome, thanks.  I'll make sure to post here if by some freak chance I find them - but the next time I'll be near a Wal-mart at all is going to be at least 8 days from now.

I was able to pick up that Yavin Ceremony Leia for you Rob.

Message me your address when you get a chance - I'll send them out early next week.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 2
« on: December 11, 2015, 06:42 PM »
I'd take the Kylo Ren off your hands - and I'd be opening them anyway so you could ditch the box and just ship him in something small.  If you run across a Leia that'd be great too, but I don't want to ask anyone to go out of their way, so if you were stopping anyway - awesome, if not no worries.

Okay - no problem - the store that I saw it at is on my way home from work so it's definitely not out of my way. I'm good for SA First Order Stormtroopers, so if I stumble across one of those, like with the Wave 3 case, I'll grab that for you as well.... I'll shoot you a DM later tonight to let you know if I was successful or not picking up the Leia.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 2
« on: December 11, 2015, 04:09 PM »
Do any of you guys happen to have extras of wave 2 you'd like to sell?

I have a spare Kylo Ren, and if you don't care about the condition of the package, I could probably grab a Princess Leia on the way home from work if you want (it was there this morning - so no guarantees).

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: December 9, 2015, 07:06 PM »
I was a tad bit disappointed that instead of killing Ward, Coulson didn't bring him through the portal to face justice. Seemed like too much of a departure from the Coulson character to me.

While I've heard that the guy who plays Ward is a really nice guy and such, and I would hate to see him "out of a job", I'm glad that the "end of the road" is near when it comes to Ward on the show. The writers have suffered trying to figure out what to do with Ward once they had the Hydra reveal in Season 1 and with the way things ended in Season 2, they really wrote them into the corner with regards to him being redeemable.

My thinking is that *somehow* Ward is still "in there" and perhaps after the being inside him wrecks a lot of havoc and the SHIELD / Secret Warriors Team are unable to defeat it, Ward somehow reasserts himself so that the being (and the host, i.e. Ward) can be destroyed. Almost like an Anakin/Vader kind of redemption - he's done a lot of bad stuff, but in the end, his better nature won out and he was instrumental in defeating an even greater evil. Would be a nice, dignified way for an original cast member to exit the series.

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