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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars: Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« on: October 15, 2013, 10:42 PM »
I'd hate to see half-assed attempts at things like the AT-DP done for Rebels...  I'd rather pay more and get something awesome.

In the case of Rebels - the half-assed attempts come first (under-scaled $20 vehicles, 5POA figures) - then four years later, a few awesome Rebels items will be released (maybe one nice signature vehicle and some Vintage/Black-Series style figures).

It will follow the same pattern as the Clone Wars, the only difference was that the Clone Wars was given a good run, I don't see Rebels getting half of what the Clone Wars did - it's going to rapidly be overshadowed by a new movie.

Found them today in my neck of the woods. Picked up two of each set so I could open one and keep the other MIB.

Great sets - will add nicely to my Geonosis Arena display. Didn't mind paying the $40 price tag, had $10 in Rewards R Us bucks so I applied that to the sets, so I basically got them for $37.50 + tax which isn't as good as getting the pilot and Ewok sets under the BOGO last year, but still okay considering that the Jedi are all Vintage/Black-Series quality figures.

What gets me is that this is clearly a collector-focused pack so why isn't it packaged as either a Vintage line item or a Black Series line item? Would have been kinda neat to get Black Series boxed sets.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: October 14, 2013, 04:15 PM »
Well, this is a fictional story that takes place in space.  Isn't that kind of the definition of a science-fiction story?  What were you expecting?  To be honest Pete, I don't think the actors were really even filming in outer space.   ;)

Yes, sorry, I should have "science-fantasy" I guess.

The reviews I had read were praising the move for a realistic portrayal of what it's like to be in space, which to some extent it did (no sound) but mostly did not (once their momentum stopped when they grabbed on to the ISS, there was nothing "pulling" on Clooney's character, Bullock would have merely needed to give the tether a tug and he would have come back to the station).

The fact that they chained together unrealistic sequences of events, took me as a viewer out of the experience and only made me want to spot MORE flaws.

That's all I meant.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: October 14, 2013, 03:08 PM »
Being a child of the 80's I think I'm not alone in saying I wanted to be an astronaut when I was young.  Gravity brought all of that back and more...all of the reviews are spot on, it is absolutely fantastic.  The effects and scenes are breathtaking and also brought me back to watching NASA IMAX films of yore.  I'm giving it a solid 10 out of 10 (10 being the highest).

Hubble Space Telescope - near-circular Low Earth Orbit - 559 km, inclination 28.5, final servicing mission 2009, expected end of life 2014 (could go to 2020 though)
International Space Station - perigee 417km, apogee 420km, inclination 51.65
Chinese Space Station - does not exist - should be complete between 2015 and 2020
NASA Shuttle Program - final mission July 2011 - STS-135 - Space Shuttle Atlantis

I'm all for a movie that tries to convey realism of being in space, but as soon as they decided to have the Hubble (being serviced by a non-existent Space Shuttle), a short thruster-pack trip away from the ISS which it itself was a short jaunt away from a non-existent (only phase 1 has launched at this time) space station, it takes me out of the movie and makes it more like a science-fiction story.

For me it got my wife off my back cause she mainly wanted to see it for Bullock & Clooney.

Thank goodness it was only 90 minutes long...

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: 2013 Disney Star Tours Box Sets
« on: October 14, 2013, 02:38 PM »
So, I forgot to buy these.  Mostly, because I didn't want to.  But, complete set and all...

Are they long gone at this point?

I hope not - I'm going to be back down at Disney in January and like when I was there last may - ALL of the recent figure sets were in plentiful supply - so I'd be shocked if these came and went and there are no more...

No need to worry the store pick up works fine...  The set is a lil small but I think $21 isn't bad for it.

Sorry - should have said that I had my fingers crossed that one of the two is MIB - which as luck would have it happened to be the case.

They had two more sitting out on the shelf - so I grabbed a third to have a 2nd opener.

Very pleased with this set - and considering that we were paying Vintage prices for Wicket, Logray and Lumat all by themselves, getting two Ewoks and a catapult for $21 isn't that bad of a deal.

Was told that my local store had them in stock so I ordered 2 with in-store pick-up - got my e-mail that my order was ready for pick-up, so I'm going to hit there tonight - fingers crossed!

The Bullpen / Re: Thor: The Toys!
« on: September 27, 2013, 12:15 PM »
I haven't even seen pictures of these. Are these 5 POA figures or are they more like Marvel Universe style?

They are more in-line with the first Thor Movie figures - except none have waist articulation and some (like Kurse) don't have ankle articulation. So they are somewhat in-line with Marvel Universe style.

I wish they had released just a Logan and a Silver Samurai from The Wolverine in this style and not the 5POA junk we got for that movie instead.

The Bullpen / Re: Thor: The Toys!
« on: September 23, 2013, 12:46 PM »
Nice! Where did you find those, Pete?

Oh - sorry - didn't mean to omit that from my post - it was at the Toys R Us near where I work....

The Bullpen / Re: Thor: The Toys!
« on: September 23, 2013, 11:31 AM »
Picked up a complete set of five figures from wave 1 of the Thor: The Dark World figure line - they only had one Dark Elf figure and from the case assortments it looks like that's all there is in the wave 1 case.

Are any more figures planned for this line or is this it?

The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Amazon Vintage TIE Interceptor
« on: September 15, 2013, 08:56 AM »
Mine arrived on Friday and were both packed in a bigger box, but were not in their protective white mailer boxes.

Thankfully, one of them arrived in nice shape while the other had some minor damage.

Kinda disappointed that mine didn't arrive in the white mailer boxes. I don't understand - they JUST went through this with the Slave I, why are similar mistakes being made again with this item? If Hasbro ships you the things in white protective cardboard boxes, ship them on to the customer that way.

It's not rocket science. Honestly.

I have VERY LITTLE hope of getting a set of the Droid Factory figures in MOC condition.

01 - Darth Sion (KOTOR2)
02 - Atris (KOTOR2)
03 - Kreia (KOTOR2)
04 - Carth Onasi (KOTOR)
05 - Canderous Ordo (KOTOR)
06 - Bao-Dur (KOTOR2)
07 - Mission Vao (KOTOR)
08 - Jolee Bindo (KOTOR)
09 - T3-M4 (KOTOR & KOTOR2)
10 - Visas Marr (KOTOR2)

(Yes, I'd love for them to go back and make more KOTOR/KOTOR2 figures)

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« on: September 10, 2013, 08:51 AM »
The way I read Adam's comments was that he feels that we will eventually end up with two lines:

6" Black Series (or whatever they call it) for collectors
3.75" 5POA Legends/Saga (or whatever they call it) for kids

He's saying that the highly articulated, highly detailed 3.75" line is going to go away - period.

I will be incredibly disappointed if the only way I can get EP7 figures is in the 5POA style.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 1
« on: September 10, 2013, 08:47 AM »
I guess if my sense of amusement was that shallow, I'd be smiling too.

The existence of the 6" Black Series threatens the existence of the 3.75" Vintage/Black Series. I guess I'm shallow for wanting to see this line fail so that when the new movies start to come out, I still get 3.75" Vintage-quality figures of the new characters instead of poorly detailed 5POA ones.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 1
« on: September 7, 2013, 10:02 AM »
I got a big smile on my face this past Thursday when I walked into my local TRU to see the entire wave 1 and an extra Luke and R2 just sitting on the shelves. Let the peg/shelf-warming begin!!!


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