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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Star Wars Spin-Off #2 - Han Solo!
« on: July 27, 2016, 12:32 AM »
This is what I was afraid of with the anthology movies.  They're going to get stuck on main characters and not tell stories in the wider Star Wars Universe.  I'd rather see something akin to the Seven Samurai or 47 Ronin only told with Jedi!  Get away from the saga's main characters and make the universe bigger!

Thanks for coming by and giving us more info Adam.

Like I said in my earlier's a good set, I personally am just not overly wowed by it.  Perhaps it's just because I'm still kicking myself over nver picking up the Mandalorian or Joker Squad sets.   :)

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: July 22, 2016, 02:17 PM »
Technically there is, but yeah - I'd agree.  Her general's outfit would be the one I'd have expected them to do... can't believe there wasn't even like a Han / Luke / Leia 3-Pack or some other such nonsense to play up the returning heroes.  Hell, even a 6-pack with them and then Chewbacca, R2, and Threepio.

Make them with more than 5 POA and take my money already!

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 3 (Spoilers)
« on: July 22, 2016, 11:01 AM »
Filoni said it in that clip.  All living beings help to create The Force.  Qui-Gon helped describe some of the basics of The Force when he was speaking with Anakin in Episode I, and Yoda did with Luke in TESB as well.  Plus, between George Lucas and Dave Filoni, they both agreed that a being like the Ysalamiri that could negate The Force would go against the overall concept of The Force being generated by all living things. 

I'm not trying to crap all over Timothy Zahn's work.  But I think that plot points like this Ysalamiri one are indicative of a weakness that Lucasfilm had with the old EU.  Because it really seemed like there was not a guiding force back in the 90's when the Thrawn trilogy was written to guide story points like this one.  But in the current era we have the Lucasfilm story group looking at the big picture and steering things in a cohesive fashion.

I get you point, and I've thought way too long and hard about this stuff over the better part of the last 40 years, but I still find the Ysalimiri plausible.  They may not necessarily negate the force, but, as a defense mechinism, developed a way from hiding their presence in the force which could negate a force user's abilities in a certain radius as a secondary effect.

I think the set is good....not great.  I like astromechs, but I don't need a bunch of astromechs from a cartoon that wasn't very good to begin with.  I don't need super fancy astromech packaging (I do have to admit that the packaging makes for a great display piece).  I guess I was hoping for something a little different.

Some speculation that they were going to make updated vrsions of obscure droids cartoon characters, like Vlix, sounded nice, but I knew deep down that's not what we were going to get.

I think I'll wait until they eventually drop to about $20.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« on: July 21, 2016, 10:21 AM »
And a great deal for only $60!

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 3 (Spoilers)
« on: July 21, 2016, 10:21 AM »
Dave Filoni spoke briefly about the Ysalamiri during the REBELS panel at SWCE.  And he specifically mentioned a conversation that he had with George Lucas on the Ysalamiri.  The conclusion they came to was that the effect that the Ysalamiri had with this "Force bubble" didn't make sense in their interpretation of The Force.  As a result the Ysalamiri wouldn't be carried forward in the way they were depicted in the Thrawn trilogy of books.

I don't see why they couldn't...I totally understood how Zahn set up the ysalimiri and their defense mchinism of repelling the Force as a way to hide from the vornskyr who track prey by using the Force.  Granted, they were a plot device, but at least they were well conceived and believeable.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Wow - Vintage eBay Auctions
« on: July 20, 2016, 10:06 AM »
Wow!  Man sells vintage collection at auction.  Carded Boba Fett goes for over $34,000!

Honestly, I'm just looking at the photos of the auction.  Pure vintage toy porn!  :D

I'm still kicking myself for not picking up Joker Squad or the two Mandalorian sets.

With Vintage and TBS style articulation and 5 of the 6 figures never being made before, I'll get two of these most likely!

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 3 (Spoilers)
« on: July 17, 2016, 10:41 AM »
That behemoth said he was one of the Bendu.  And that goes right back to the original Star Wars script, where the Jedi were known as the Jedi Bendu knights.  I get the sense that this part of the story might involve Force users who are neither Jedi nor Sith, which certainly seems to open things up a bit.  Especially since the Knights of Ren appear to be Force users who are Dark Siders, but not affiliate with the Sith.

Not to go too off topic, but I wonder if Maz Kanata is one of them.  She said she's no Jedi, but she knows the Force, and apparently there is a deleted scene where she could wield the Force.  I wonder if that is something that will be explored further in the movies.

Back to Rebels, I'm intrigued by the Thrawn angle as well as an introduction to Wedge and some of his backstory.  Also like the thought of seeing them steal those Y-wings and the Rebels becoming a stronger force.  I wish Filloni would just give up on the Clone Wars crap though!  The fact that Maul is still around anfter being cut in half and falling down a bottomless pit gives me hope that we'll see Han Solo in episode 8!  I also still can't stand the idea that Rex (one of the most loyal clones and leader of the 501st) is part of the Rebellion!  LET THAT CRAP GO INTO THE ASH HEAP WHERE IT BELONGS!

Rogue One / Re: Taking Back Our Hobby
« on: July 17, 2016, 10:34 AM »
This is the type of notion that makes me queasy when it comes to this hobby.  For better or for worse, after 21 years I still enjoy collecting, but I can't stand half of the people who are into it. 

It's ok Rob...we still like you no matter what you think of us.   ;D

In all seriousness...I'm just happy to see more SA figures.  Hopefully, I'll be able to find them on a peg somewhere!

Of all the various Star Wars sites....I visit one.

Hell, that's a pretty sweet looking Rey figure!

The Force Awakens / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: July 10, 2016, 04:01 PM »
First Odor TIEs were $19.99.  Poe's X-Wang was more, not that cheap, just under $40, IIRC, and had security things around it. LIKE ANYONE WOULD STEAL THAT.  :D

I just want to say that this is the best sentence I've read all week!  :D

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: July 7, 2016, 11:06 PM »
A friend of mine from work who is a die hard Trek fan hates all things JJ Abrams.  He sat out Into Darkness and is doubly pissed about what Paramount has done to the fan community recently with Axanar and Star Trek Continues.

This Sulu crap will piss him off even more!  :D

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: July 3, 2016, 01:27 AM »
They probably put 100 times more effort into creating that poster than they did the plot.

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