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The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Scale Millennium Falcon
« on: November 11, 2015, 08:21 PM »
While the Toys R Us sale is still in effect, I picked up a 2nd one of these to open today. Glad to have this item off "the list" of 3.75" TFA product. I'm reserving judgement on it until I actually take it out of the box and fiddle with it. My expectations are REALLY low, so I'm hoping it surprises me.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Disneyland!
« on: November 10, 2015, 07:20 PM »
I am excited for all of the new Star Wars attractions, but I am SO glad we went last year!

Ditto! I'm glad I got to see at least ONE Star Wars weekend before they ended doing them...

Man, Disney finally figured out how to milk this exclusive droid thing. 

This is what, the 4th carded droid this year?  Plus the 4-pack box set that came out...  Plus all the new BAD parts/hats they debuted at Celebration and SW Weekends...

*sigh* YES....

Stopped at a 24 hour WalMart on the way home from work tonight. They had four cases of TFA 6" Wave 2 on the pallets, so I was finally able to score the 6" Captain Phasma for my 6" First Order Collection.... Based on McMetal's post below, I guess the next figure I'll be getting is the TIE Pilot in Wave 3. Not sure if I'm going to pick up the "regular" First Order Snowtrooper or not since I already have the TRU exclusive version...

Scored the White & Blue X-Wing at WalMart on my way home from work this evening. They had a couple cases of them on the nightly pallets.

The laser canons do not have the same problem on this release that the initial release has/had, so the fully assembled ship looks great w/o the need for "adjustments".

The helmet on the Poe figure is NOT removeable - which I found odd, considering that they did that for the other version. But then I remembered that the same base figure is going to be a armor-up exclusive release at Toys R Us so that's why they did that - cause they were going to be able to double-dip on releasing that sculpt.

The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: October 31, 2015, 02:56 PM »
Hit that same 24hr Walmart I referenced in my last post on the way home from work last night.

They were still sitting on a mountain of WM Black Series wave 1 figs, those aren't going anywhere - good luck getting Wave 2 at this store!

Anyway, among WAY too much Jurassic World toy boxes on a pallet was a lone Snow/Desert Wave 2 case - grabbed all of them so I could complete what I needed from that wave.

I keep thinking to myself "this is a movie year, this shouldn't be this hard..."

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Captain Phasma's voice?
« on: October 30, 2015, 09:09 PM »
I wonder if she takes off her helmet in the movie? If she does, will she be a CG alien or look like she does in GOT.

I've been wondering the same thing. One theory I had could be this...

In the now "gone but not forgotten" EU, there was a character named Winter who was a childhood friend of Leia and at one point, she was caring and providing protection for the children of Leia & Han.

So what if, in the years following RotJ, Han & Leia still did have fraternal twins, one a boy and one a girl. Leia and Han still very much in the thick of things dealing with the remnants of the Empire put the kids into hiding with a new version of the Winter character.

Then, at some point, someone on the First Order side of things, perhaps Andy Serkis' character, wants to get a hold of those kids having figured out the Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker-to-Luke & Leia connection and an attack is launched to kidnap the kids and replace the kids with burnt corpses. This new version of Winter has to make a quick "in the moment" choice - stay with the kids to watch after them or go down fighting overwhelming odds and the First Order takes the kids anyway.

The First Order allows new Winter to continue to care for the kids, perhaps they even tell the children that their parents are dead and that the First Order is the group that "Saved" them. At some point, new Winter still trying to do the right thing, tries to get free with the kids but due to that attempt being thwarted only the daughter gets "away" which results in her becoming "lost"/"missing" - new Winter is tortured and scarred for letting the daughter escape and given the opportunity to "repent" by staying with the son as his protector.

Daughter is Rey, son is Kylo. Kylo grows up and puts his pseudo-Mom in charge of his troops because she has been this bad-ass female role-model he's looked up to for as long as he can remember.

So when Phasma finally takes off her helmet, Han and/or Leia are present and immediately realize that the woman they had trusted to protect the kids didn't die when the kids did AND that their kids are both alive and well.

While I know this reads like fan-fic b.s. - I think something along these lines could work and allow Phasma to have a "redemption" arc that is very prevalent in movies these days... It also still fits in with the idea of Leia & Han having twins, something that surely at SOME POINT, Lucas must have approved, so there's no reason to totally throw out all aspects of the post-RotJ EU, just the stuff that doesn't allow for this new flow of events to occur...

So my vote is that she will be just like in GOT, but with part of her face scarred - like from a force lightning strike.

The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: October 29, 2015, 03:50 AM »
Hit up a 24-hour WalMart on my way home tonight (was around 2am) - came across THREE cases of the WalMart Black Series figures - of course it was all Wave 1 product - if it had been Wave 2 that would have been awesome...

I have NO IDEA how this store is going to get through 12 each of Luke, Chewie and Vader repacks... Here's hoping that a horrible Wave 1 doesn't "stock block" future waves...

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Scale Millennium Falcon
« on: October 29, 2015, 03:48 AM »
Spotted this at TRU tonight, two of them to be exact. No price tag on the shelf, and I didn't check, but they had the spider wrap, which I've can't recall seeing at TRU. Might be bad news for people trying to get this MOC.

I had that problem with the Vintage repackaging of the BMF. Thankfully, I'm in my "regular" TRU enough that if I ask them if they wouldn't mind holding one aside for me w/o putting the spider-web wrap around it, they're willing to help me out. So if you're looking for one of these and want it MIB, I'd recommend taking that route, especially if you have a pleasant "rapport" with the employees at your local store.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero / Comic Book TV Development
« on: October 27, 2015, 01:39 PM »
Watched Supergirl off the DVR last night. Unless my wife and I both spaced on when we started, the hour long program took us 36 minutes to get through and we didn't "skip" anything. 36 minutes of content in a 60 minute time slot. Seriously?

I'm going to keep giving the show a chance, but the extended 5-6 minute trailer essentially gave you 14-17% of the entire episode - so it was disappointing not getting much more than I already saw in that trailer.

To make matters worse, that extended trailer also took you through the entire plot of the pilot beat-for-beat. So where was the extra time taken up? Longer conversations between Cat and Kara, the conversation where she meets Jimmy was longer, a post-script scene revealing who the "evil mastermind" of the series is and Kara getting ditched during her blind-date. Other than that, for example the montage of her and her friend trying out superhero outfits and her first efforts at being a crime fighter that appeared in the extended trailer was lifted directly from the show itself with ZERO trimming - that more than anything else was the most disappointing, I genuinely was hoping to see more trial and error on Kara's part as she was "figuring things out".

Nice little nod to past Superman/Supergirl franchises with making her adoptive human parents Dean Cain (Lois & Clark) and Helen Slater (Supergirl movie) - would be nice to have them do something more than smile and nod like they did in the pilot episode - so I hope them being in the pilot wasn't just a one-and-done kind of thing...

Picked up one of these at the Toys R Us near my job this morning. Looks like they had plenty of them (at least six on the pegs) - nice figure - very happy to add it to my First Order display on my desk at work  ;D - now if I can just find the 6" Captain Phasma

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: The Force Awakens Trailers
« on: October 19, 2015, 10:37 PM »
Sounds like "Just let it in".  This trailer ******* rocks & yes I got a little misty. Also got my tickets for the 1st showing, I can't wait!  8)

Agreed - it sounds like "Just let it in" - the "it" being "The Force"...

The line before it is "The Force, it's calling to you"

The only problem I'm having is that it doesn't sound like it's the same female voice saying the two lines, maybe it's wishful thinking, but I think the "The Force, it's calling to you" is being said by Leia but the "Just let it in" does not sound like Leia/Carrie Fisher at all...

The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: October 16, 2015, 03:25 PM »
Picked up the remaining 2-packs I needed today when my TRU restocked. I also scored a complete set of the Sarco Plank/Asty/First Order Snowtrooper wave.

The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: October 14, 2015, 02:19 AM »
Scored the Toys R Us exclusive version of the First Order TIE Fighter today - looks like they got a case of them in - there was a total of four on the shelf - grabbed two of them - one to open and one to keep MIB. Not much different from the regular release, just the "sand/dust" paint app and then the TIE Pilot has the Elite Squadron vertical red stripes on his helmet. Kinda glad I picked up those two extra First Order TIE Pilots the other day so I could seat them in the cockpit and then display the TIE with the pack-in figure standing next to the TIE. While still 5POA figures, the First Order TIE Pilots with removeable helmets are superior figures over the single carded versions.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 10, 2015, 08:14 PM »
Pete, that is awesome! Did you have to watch and phone in the secret code words during an episode?

I'm ready for tomorrow night!

Yep, they had it for the first 4 Fear the Walkng Dead episodes - I did it for both my wife and myself each week. Got an email last Monday letting me know I had won tickets for me and a guest to attend.

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