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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: January 6, 2017, 12:42 AM »
If I see one at $90, I'll buy it.

Then it will stay hidden in my house until my son's birthday in October!  ;D

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: January 4, 2017, 11:53 PM »
Perhaps they just targeted to the point where the blast would take out the base.

They do fit together.  I leave it as a pistol in my display though.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: December 29, 2016, 09:07 AM »
I thought about that too, and maybe it's just rationalizing it too much or something, but my thought was they come out of hyper space, and wanted to fire on the planet as soon as they could, and ultimately they wound up getting it at the best angle they could to immediately fire and destroy, but not an angle that allowed a top-down shot like on Jedha.

Just a thought...  or the one that helps me rationalize that anyway.

I just figured they let a Stormtrooper aim that shot.

Holy ****!  Carrie Fisher passed away today!

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: December 26, 2016, 09:34 AM »
That's the funny thing about waiting for clearance and people who consistently tell you that you shouldn't...  For me, something's only worth what I'm willing to pay, so sometimes I wait.  I waited on most of the BF vehicles and got most.  I bought an AT-TE full price as I wanted to show support for that, but on the others, they're not really my cup of tea for the full price so I got most at steep discounts.  That said, if it's something I'm in love with I'm willing to shell out big $.

It's funny how the AT-ACT has brought out the odd perceptions of collectors and value too...  They cite the price, say it's too much, etc., and for me it is too though not because I think the value isn't there.  I feel it's just not in my personal wheelhouse.  Comparatively speaking though, this week a pre-order went up for an Aliens APC for a whopping $250.  It's 1/18 scaled perfectly, it has features spot-on to the movie and the actual plans for the vehicle, just shrunk down into a "toy".  Now this is very much in my wheelhouse of something I want, but it's a whopping $250!  :o  Now, I'm going to get two...  one full price for sure, and I'll keep an eye on the second one, but may bite before any price drops.  It's a fraction the size of the AT-ACT though, and has basically 0 electronics (some interior lighting, but nothing more than simple LED work).  But it's more a model than a toy, and man I love me some Aliens.

I look at the AT-ACT and I know people rag on it because it shoots NERF darts and stuff, but it friggin' walks...  When I was a kid I'd have given almost anything for my AT-AT to have walked, much less remotely.  I wish it was a little more controllable, but that's a whole other level of complexity adding in different servos and such.  So I get what Hasbro did here, and I kinda get the price, not to mention it's basically been pretty easy to get for much closer to $200 than $300, and is $200 REALLY bad for this?  I don't think so at all. 

To each their own though...  I say if you're not that into it, definitely gamble on the waiting game.  It's not like people don't know chance they take.

I think I've said it before,  but it bears repeating.  I like the AT-ACT, but it's kid's toy quality at a collector's price.  If this were the size of the BMF-AT-AT or slightly smaller with better detail, I'd most likely get one.  I really want to get one for my oldest son (he loves walkers and was thrilled to see them in Rogue One), but I cannot justify buying him a $300 toy!

I like what Hasbro is trying to do here...but the way the executed this, they made it something I cannot get.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 7
« on: December 22, 2016, 05:19 PM »
Patience Jeff.  If I was able to find one on the pegs...everyone here will be able to!

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: December 20, 2016, 04:37 PM »
I bet we'll be able to find this on clearance.  The retail price is just too high for a kids toy.

Other Collectibles / Re: The Fowndry: Original Stormtrooper Decanter
« on: December 18, 2016, 09:57 PM »

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII (SPOILERS)
« on: December 17, 2016, 07:02 PM »
We'll probably see it around the time of the next Marvel Movie.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 7
« on: December 17, 2016, 06:14 PM »
I finally got a chance to really look at these new figures and I am really impressed!

Cassian Andor:  Great figure with awesome articulation.  The likeness is good, but the goatee is a bit pronounced compared with what he looks like in the movie.  I love the modular design of the blaster and the added wrist articulation for when I have it in "sniper configuration".

Jyn Erso: Excellent figure!  Love the extra blaster pieces here as well.  Likeness is about as good as you're going to get IMO.

Deathtrooper:  My first impression is that these guys are kinda skinny.  Granted, the likeness is spot on from what we see on screen, I just didn't expect them to be taller and have legs so skinny.  Great likeness, but my only gripe is that I wish they had a holster for the pistol.

Scarif Shoretrooper:  Excellent all the way around!  My only complaint is that I have only found one so far!

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: December 16, 2016, 04:00 AM »
Loved the movie...the only thing I would change is having Raddatz transmit the plans to the Tantive IV instead of the escape.  You could still work in the Vader being a badass scene no problem.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Recent purchases
« on: December 13, 2016, 08:51 PM »
I hit the jackpot today and found Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor, Death Troopers and a Scarif Shore Trooper.  I picked up two death troopers and left one, but took the only Shore Trooper they had.

No ERGs to be found.  He's still a hot commodity.

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