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Disney Droids are, for some odd reason, some of my favorite pieces I have.  Love sneaking them in with random figures like they're following them around or something.

They are for me as well. Even though I have 57 unique droids in my collection (x2) plus the body I designed to work with the dome from Yoda's JSF mini-rig, I definitely would probably continue to get AT LEAST one 2-pack every time I visit WDW.

I can't imagine going down there and not coming home with any droids. The only thing I might do differently before my next trip is waste an afternoon, pulling all my current droids apart and seeing if there are any other color combinations I might want to build.

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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: February 23, 2014, 11:29 PM »
This week - I picked up the following sets:

V-Wing Starfighter (Red/Gray from ROTS)
AT-AP

I have seen Anakin's Jedi Starfighter but I have yet to see the Droid Tri-Fighter and Coruscant Police Gunship.

So far though, the only place that has put out 2014 Lego Sets in my area is WalMart - so my thinking is that one or both of those two sets are going to be "soft" exclusives at either Target or Toys R Us. Toys R Us has been running the Buy-One-Get-One-50%-Off through, I believe yesterday, so my guess is that they have been purposely holding back to the 2014 sets for that sale to be over.

The Old Republic Jedi Defender Cruiser was exclusive in brick-and-mortar to Toys R Us, the Clone Wars BARC Speeder w/Sidecar & Starhopper sets were exclusive to WalMart, and the Umbaran Canon was exclusive to Target - so it's conceivable that those two remaining sets that I haven't seen aren't going to be carried by WalMart and are exclusive to either TRU or Target or both - only time will tell I guess....

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LEGO / Re: LEGO 2014
« on: February 23, 2014, 11:28 PM »
Yeah I saw these too.  I'm so bummed planets are dead.  I don't like these little ships.  I do want the set of guards and gunners though.  Very nice.

The Microfighters aren't all that bad - they are kinda cute and fun little sets to build. As far as cheap $10 Lego gift for the Star Wars/Lego fan you know, they can't be beat.

Getting them have made me want to bite the bullet and pick up some of the Comic Con Microfighters that have come out in years past - would be cool if they re-released them in this format, but I doubt it.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: February 19, 2014, 01:19 PM »
Really looking forward to this! Trailer looks great. Does seem a bit campier than the other Marvel stuff, but that's okay. Hopefully they will make it all work.

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The Bullpen / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: February 16, 2014, 08:56 PM »
I've been getting the 3.75" Marvel Cinematic Universe figures as they come out - when I saw the rumor list for this line I was concerned since it seemed like A LOT of figures.

I'm kinda glad now to find out that instead of doing a 3.75" line they're doing a 2.5" line so I can skip it entirely.

I'm sure for the next GotG movie - they'll have a 3.75" line on-par with Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier lines - four-five figures of key characters from the movie.

I can appreciate Hasbro trying to focus on the ships and what-not for this movie - and that being the motivation for scaling the figures smaller, but I think NOT having it compatible with the 3.75" line is going to hurt it and these things will be clearanced out and available from Five Below before we know it.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: February 16, 2014, 08:30 PM »
I saw the Robocop remake this afternoon. I wish more people had given this movie a chance. It was really enjoyable. It shares a lot of the same thematic elements from the original, but it takes the story in a different direction so you are left with this feeling of "okay, this is familar, but what are they going to do different next?"

There are great references and send-ups to the original film. The scene where Robocop's creator shows Murphy what's left of him was cool.

Definitely not "high art" but worth seeing if you are a fan of the original.

Just my $0.02

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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: February 16, 2014, 08:14 PM »
Since they were in the process of the toy aisle reset when I found those sets yesterday, I went back to my local WalMart to see if they put any more stuff out.

I was able to pick up the remaining five Microfighters: Millennium Falcon, X-Wing, TIE Interceptor, Turbo Tank & AAT.

I also grabbed the Republic AV-7 Anti-Vehicle Canon and the Kashyyyk Troopers set.

So I now have 14 of the new 2014 sets.

For the stuff coming out in the 1st half of 2014, I think I just need:

Anakin's Jedi Interceptor
V-Wing Starfighter
AT-AP
Droid Tri-Fighter
Coruscant Police Gunship

Everything else on the list for 2014 is for later this year...

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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: February 15, 2014, 10:34 PM »
Picked up seven of the new 2014 sets today at my local WalMart

Star Destroyer - Microfighter
Vulture Droid
General Grievous' Wheel Bike
Utapau Troopers
Death Star Troopers
Battle on Saleucami
Droid Gunship

I could have also grabbed the new Red/Gray V-Wing, Anakin's Yellow Jedi Interceptor and the AT-AP, but I wanted to pace myself purchase wise.

I was just super excited to find new Star Wars Lego sets!

I've built the Star Destroyer Microfighter - and while the ship is kinda ridiculous, it was still a fun little set to put together and I didn't mind getting it since the mini-fig was new.

I haven't built any of the other ones yet - but I'm sure I'll have them all done tomorrow - I can't leave a Lego set un-built for long.  ;D

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2014
« on: February 15, 2014, 07:45 PM »
Great coverage Jeff!

I agree about the new Black Series card back.

It serves as a great companion line to the new Saga Legends card back and also makes it so there's a great chance we may at least get The Inquisitor and Kanan in the collector line.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends Figures
« on: February 14, 2014, 12:21 PM »
These 5 POA figures won't be the only representations of the characters in 3-3/4" form. All the main characters will have SA versions too. Bank on it.

Do you mean at first Jayson? or EVENTUALLY - kind of like how we got Clone Wars SA realistic versions of Anakin, Obi-Wan, Ahsoka & Mace?

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends Figures
« on: February 14, 2014, 12:25 AM »
Looks to me to be pretty faithful to the pictures we've seen this week. Enjoy your Corps collection, I guess. The animation style here is really starting to please me in a way that the Clone wars stuff never did.

I don't collect The Corps - you missed my point - if they're going to dumb down the articulation, then at least make it accurate to the 3D model.



On the figure - the knee-pads are the same color as his pants. The boots only have one color. His jawline is too wide. And the picture is doing the head-sculpt no favors if indeed he has the beard and pony-tail he's supposed to. His gloves aren't black. I'm sure there's other details that are wrong - and could be correct if they were just paying better attention to detail.

Yeah - is it close enough for your 4 year old son? Sure. But if these are the only figures offered for the Rebels series, that is going to be a real shame since we'll never see these characters again once the new episodes and spin-off movies get going...

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends Figures
« on: February 13, 2014, 08:29 PM »
Sorry - but this figure looks like junk.

The company that makes The Corps makes better looking, more detailed figures than this.

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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
« on: February 12, 2014, 05:34 PM »
I'm glad to see it's not all "little kids" like I was worrying it might be.

You haven't met the rest of his "crew" yet - be patient.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: 2014: What Are You Collecting?
« on: February 12, 2014, 05:21 PM »
I'm still fighting the urge to give up on certain things - namely Star Wars figures - I'm definitely suffering from collector fatigue...doesn't help that I can't find anything in stores and I'm STILL buying online when it comes to 3.75" TBS Waves 2 & 3 - at least the cases are going to move to a format of 2x of each figure... so here goes...

Hasbro Star Wars - continue to pick up all 3.75" product. Did not get into the 6" line, glad I made that decision. I'll continue to get 3x of each Collector-grade 3.75" figure, and 2x of each 5POA-grade 3.75" figure. (when I can find it)

Lego Star Wars - the lack of Hasbro product led me to pick up collecting Lego Star Wars sets again at the end of 2012, I was able to go back and get most of the 2012 product and I have an almost complete set of the 2013 stuff (I don't have the Wave 4 Planet Sets and I don't have the SDCC Jek-14 Mini-Fighter) - I'm psyched about the 2014 sets I've seen so far.

Lego Lord of the Rings / Hobbit - again, with the lack of Hasbro Star Wars product AND being near-complete on the 2013 Lego Star Wars releases, I decided to jump into another theme - so I went with the LotR/Hobbit sets. Do not regret doing it. Doesn't look like they have much more planned for this year (five LotR sets and four Hobbit sets from what I've seen). Of the sets that have been released so far - I'm down to just needing Gandalf Arrives, Tower of Orthanc, Frodo w/Cooking Corner, BluRay Release Bilbo Mini-Fig and Legolas Greenleaf Polybag release - to have the collection that I want - shouldn't be too bad once I get over the $200 Orthanc hurdle.  ;)


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Were the boxed Star Tours sets marked down? I think I heard that somewhere...

Yes! Sorry I forgot to mention that. They were priced $24.99 each and $39.99 for two. So the discount comes when you purchase two of them.

It was on ALL of the Star Tours multi-packs, not just the 2013 sets.

The Star Tours Sector 2 Security set was plentiful EVERYWHERE. The only place I saw the Search for the Rebel Spy set was at the Downtown Disney store (where I bought the only two they had) and at Tatooine Traders - they had one front-facing, but it's entirely possible their stock on that set was limited as well...

One other tip for the Downtown Disney build-a-droid station - the parts feed from the top and you can lift the top panel of the build station on each side to see if any of the parts you need are in the part "feeder" bin for each of the part types you're looking for.

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