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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: August 13, 2016, 10:27 AM »
I don't mind Mon Mothma or the other cameos in this movie.  The movie isn't centered around Mon Mothma, Bail Organa or anyone else.  As far as the first of the anthology movies, I'm ok with them taking a half step away from the main saga...although, I still like that opening mission in Dark Forces where Kyle Katarn steals the Death Star Plans.

In all honestly, I'm looking forward to Darth Vader's role in this movie because we can finally see him being a dark side of the force wielding badass!

Hopefully, after Rogue One, I'm hoping for more larger universe stuff.  Give me a 47 Ronin style move about Jedi who survived Order 66 not named Kenobi or Yoda!  Give me a Magnificent Seven set in the Star Wars universe!  These wouldn't take a whole lot of effort to write and they are practically a license to print money!

The reviews from suicide squad I have heard is that it suffers from the same issues that Batman vs Superman had...DC is trying to accomplish in three movies what Marvel took a few years and several movies to build.  The result is a movie that is well cast, but is just a narrative mess.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Star Wars Spin-Off #2 - Han Solo!
« on: August 12, 2016, 11:37 AM »
I'm getting less and less excited the more that I hear.  While I think a young Lando/Han/Chewie adventure could be fun, I don't have any desire to see Han win the Falcon from Lando.  We know it happened...don't need film time dedicated to it.

I am much more interested in the anthology movies being far removed from the saga storyline.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: August 12, 2016, 11:34 AM »
Love the trailer!  This movie has a cool dirty dozen vibe to it.  I hope that they do more anthology movies like this in the future, but further removed from the main movies.  Not everything has to revolve around the Death Star.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Restoring Playsets and Vehicles
« on: August 9, 2016, 03:39 AM »
Have you guys ever heard of Erikstormtrooper?

I stumbled across this site and it looks like he's got some great images of sticker sheets and backgrounds from vintage vehicles and playsets!

Since one of our new dogs chewed up my son's Captain Phasma, and the replacement figure was an add-on item at Amazon, I purchased TBS Phasma as well.  I like the figure and wish Hasbro would actually distribute these things so people can find them in the wild.

TV-9D9 / Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
« on: August 4, 2016, 07:50 PM »
I'd rather see it on Netflix.  The Marvel Netflix series are awesome!

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

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