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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: December 30, 2015, 12:30 AM »
Found a couple new 2016 sets at my local Target today - the Resistance Trooper Battle Pack and the Polybag version of Poe's X-Wing. Nice pair of sets to kick off what will probably be quite a bit of Lego acquisition for me over the next couple of days...

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Man, I never got all the last round.  ::)  Making it easy not to care at the moment.  >:(

I did get everything in the last round and I'm starting to not care as well. It's one thing when you release a slew of parts and then let them be your stock for 2+ years and it's an entirely different thing if you're going to trickle out new parts here and there (like the Santa Hat that just showed up in the hat bins one day and now these four new domes).

My hope is that these will be the last of the parts for a while. The black/orange R0 is a nice fit with the rest of what's been offered the purple R5 is also a good fit even if it's a bit too much like the red R5 from the TFA 4-pack. The updated White/Yellow R6 is "different enough to make you mad" but does fit nicely with the new white/yellow body released.

The new white/brown R6 dome however, that one is a real mystery to me. There really aren't any body parts that cleanly "go" with this dome. My thinking is that there are some new body parts coming at some point since we now have a second done highlight color that really doesn't correspond to any of the body parts.

Since there are also four new domes, I have to wonder if these were designs from a second (and aborted) TFA-themed 4 pack.


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There is one lone TIE at my local Target and it continues to scan at $169.99. No way I'm paying that much, but if I could get it for $50, I'm definitely going to buy it...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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?

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

Agreed.

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.

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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.  >:(

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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.

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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...

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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...

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

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"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?"

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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...

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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.

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