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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Prototype Boba Fett (Walgreens)
« Last post by Jeff on July 21, 2014, 11:37 PM »
Not sure if this has been posted in here yet... just saw it as I was catching up on some stuff from last week - boxed photo and listing at Walgreens.com:

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
« Last post by Greg on July 21, 2014, 10:46 PM »
The skeletons look great, and I really want to army build them. I want to get one in-hand first though to make sure the final product is sturdy. I'd be somewhat disappointed if the skeletons end up like Hasbro's Battle Droids. 
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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Last post by Jesse James on July 21, 2014, 10:41 PM »
I know man, I was just saying that to someone tonight...  These have to be at least as good as 1-3 at this point...  I can't see them being worse somehow.  I'm trying to aim low but it's hard because the stuff they do reveal, it's pretty damn neat.
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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Last post by Jedi Idej on July 21, 2014, 10:20 PM »
The landing gear/struts is so f'n yesteryear.

I was so excited in the build-up to TPM, but with these reveals, as much as I'm trying to lower my expectations, I can't help but get that same giddy feeling I had as a kid seeing commercials/previews announcing ESB was "coming soon to theater near you".
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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Last post by Diddly on July 21, 2014, 08:49 PM »
.... I think my favorite part was the Mouse Droid :-X
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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Last post by Jesse James on July 21, 2014, 08:12 PM »
Some interesting thoughts on the new ship...

-It's shorter than the OT ship.  Snubbier in the nose.  Or so it seems anyway, but it definitely looks a little stumpier with a possibly elongated nosecone.  I don't know what level of effort they're putting into this but in the EU the nosecone housed a lot of the sensors for the OT ship so a larger one is kind of neat to see from a techno babble POV.

-The Landing gear on the wing has as little place to go as on the OT ship, haha.

-The ladder has a door for it to swing into the hull somehow it appears (the ladders on the old one have always been a mystery).  There are also hand holds on the hull now, replacing the need for a "full" ladder up to the cockpit.

-The cockpit itself looked incredibly identical...  That's pretty neat.

-No Astromech can be seen, but the shot doesn't pan backwards enough to see if a port exists even.

-The rear of the hull slopes backward...  Sleeker looking for sure, and pretty different from the bulky hexagonal shape of the original ship's rear hull.

-The wing mechanism still looks confusing but the guns at the wing tips show that the top gun fits inside the lower gun's wing mount somehow.  There's a curve there...  It'd limit the thickness of the wings presumably.  Interesting.  It looks more now like it splits at the engine too, but it's still hard to see.

-I love it. :)  I really do...  I'd buy a scale version of that in a heartbeat.  Not to mention that, and I pray this occurs, but that Pilot's suit over the boots is so much cooler looking and I hope that sticks.  Reminds me of pilots in flight suits in our modern military...  I hope that remains, and we get a nice, awesome, cool figure of a pilot.

But yeah, I love it...  I love the updates.  I love the McQuarrie-ish stylings.  I love it all.  Taking what's old and making it what's actually new and improved.  Pretty shrewd and smart of Abrams IMO.

Oh yeah, and the cargo hold under (and behind?) the cockpit seating area is still there ala the OT.  Very cool.
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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Last post by Jesse James on July 21, 2014, 07:50 PM »
The Z-95 basically looks a lot like that tho Paul so the confusion is understandable.  It just doesn't have "S-Foils" swing-wings...  The Z-95 is based on the concepts for the X-Wing though, which feature the bulky(ier) engines and such.  There's a good Titanium Z-95, and Clone Wars had a different model of Z-95 featured in it as well.  I'm hoping to see some of those in Rebels, repurposed.

I'm just now home and anxious to examine the evolution of the X-Wing in some detail. :)  I love this thing.  I know the pilot sure looked to have a new style helmet on. 
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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Last post by Muftak on July 21, 2014, 06:55 PM »
Did we ever get a toy that looked like that?

Action Fleet Alpha Series.
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Other Toy Lines / Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
« Last post by evenflow on July 21, 2014, 06:49 PM »
I really wanted to but couldn't swing it. i got someone to get me a skeleton though to go with my skeleton warriors.
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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Last post by Master_Phruby on July 21, 2014, 06:07 PM »
Did we ever get a toy that looked like that?
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