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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 2
« Last post by Nicklab on February 7, 2016, 09:34 PM »
The complaints do seem pretty absurd.  Looking purely at the design and articulation of the figure, it's clear that the people at Hasbro learned a lot from the SA trooper heyday of 2005 - 2012, and utilized some of the best techniques into the design and engineering for the First Order Stormtrooper.  This trooper is awesome in terms of the sculpt and articulation. 

As for the helmet paint apps?  That's something that can be dealt with merely by having a discerning eye when you're shopping in the store.  I've seen some troopers with better paintjobs than others.  If anything, this is a QC issue and not a design error.  And it seems like something that could be resolved in a later wave. 
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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 2
« Last post by Jesse James on February 7, 2016, 08:25 PM »
I've lol'd at everyone complaining about that.  The figure is perfect imo.  It's among my favs in a while.
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Modern Classifieds / Hasbro Vehicles for sale
« Last post by I Am Sith on February 7, 2016, 04:45 PM »
Hey guys, my sons have outgrown their Hasbro SW toys and they would like them to go to a good home.  All items are in 'played with' condition, albeit still looking pretty good.  Good items for loose display or to give to the kids so they leave your collectibles alone!

All items complete (projectiles, working electronics, etc).  Will try to get pictures up soon.  Will send shipping charge once I get an address.  PM me with questions.

ROTS collection Obi-Wan Starfighter (added ROTS Obi-Wan Starfighter pilot figure) - $15

The Saga Collection TIE Advanced x1 Starfighter (added Darth Vader figure) - $20

30th Anniversary collection Aayla Secura's Starfighter (added ROTS Aayla Secura figure) - $15
30th Anniversary collection Sith Infiltrator (added Darth Maul figure) - $15

The Clone Wars collection Turbo Tank, speeder bike, and figure - $75
The Clone Wars collection Magna Guard Starfighter (added Magna Guard figure) - $15
The Clone Wars collection AAT - blue/grey color scheme (added Battle Droid figure) - $15
The Clone Wars collection Anakin's Starfighter (AOTC version) (added Anakin Skywalker and R2-D2 figures) - $20
The Clone Wars collection Super Vulture Droid - blue/grey color scheme - $15

Thanks for looking!
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Titanium Series, Action Fleet and Micro Machines / Re: Star Wars Hot Wheels
« Last post by Qui-Gon Jim on February 7, 2016, 09:50 AM »
Found Rey's Speeder, black resistance X-wing with closed foils, and First Order Star Destroyer yesterday.
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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 2
« Last post by RyanMan12 on February 6, 2016, 08:46 PM »
What's wrong with it?
The paint on the helmet
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Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: The Force Awakens - Novel
« Last post by Muftak on February 6, 2016, 08:04 PM »
Finished this up recently.

The book was very verbose, especially for something under 300 pages. Lots of descriptive text except where you'd really want it--like the X-Wing assault or the Duel in the Forest. I've always liked Foster's writing, but this go around seemed...off.

That said, there were some interesting additions to the story. Unkar Plutt and Rey have much more interaction than in the film. He seems like a creeper with an eye on Rey that reminded me of Jabba and Leia. After implying his intentions during the Jakku scenes, he and his goons follow our heroes (via the same tracker that Han used to find the Falcon which is, apparently, the same one Tarkin and Vader installed when it was aboard the ol' Death Star) to Maz's castle, where they try to nab Rey...

...but Chewie follows them in to rescue Rey, and rips Unkar Plutt's arm off in the process. This all happens between Finn leaving and Rey being called down to the vaults. Pretty neat addition, I thought.

By contrast, the scene of Poe getting off Jakku was pretty forgettable. The humor just doesn't play in the novel, and Poe spends the whole time joking, so it all falls flat.

We get more Resistance with Leia sending her envoy to the Republic capital to ask for more help...and it is through her that we witness the Starkiller's killer shot. Threepio is responsible for finding BB-8 and he reveals that he forgot to activate a tracker built into the droid. Instead he consults with the powered-dpwn Artoo and devises a plan to send out a galaxy-wide droid "Amber Alert" which explains why it is a droid at Maz's Castle that reports back to the Resistance when BB-8 shows up.

Snoke and Ren's relationship gets a bit of fleshing out as well. Snoke spells out the need for Ren to cut ties with Solo (pun intended) because it was Vader's emotional attachment that led to the Empire's defeat. Leia talks to Han about Snoke at depth, saying he had been watching their son for a while in his youth. To me this implies a relationship between Luke and Snoke before the rise of the First Order.

Ren's interrogation of Rey leads to his discovery of a mental block in her brain denying him access. Working against that is what allows her into his mind to discover his Vader obsession.

The infamous cut scene where Ren takes snowtroopers to the Falcon underwhelms in the book. I was expecting some reflection/introspection on Ren's part, but he just looks for people aboard and then gets distracted by the start of the X-Wing assault.

Ren expects the power of the Dark Side to increase in him when he deals with Solo, but he immediately feels weaker.

When Ren and Rey both summon Anakin's lightsaber and it goes to her, he exclaims "It is you!" but does not elaborate further. After Rey bests him, she resists the impulse to kill him, and recognizes that she is being called by the dark side.

Rey (and therefore us as well) witnesses Hux's shuttle landing and taking Ren away before Starkiller becomes a sun, which at least clears up the ambiguity of the movie. In his orders to Hux, Snoke agrees that Ren was "right about the girl." Again we don't get any elaboration on what that means exactly.

Rey finally meets Poe while randomly hugging him after the map is assembled.

Chewbacca insists that Rey sit in the Captain's chair on the Falcon when they ship out to get Luke. We don't get any kind of insight once we get there.

Like I said, the book is kind of a slog for how short it is, and IMO misses the beats of the action sequences and the crucial scene between Ren and Han. And the humor continually falls flat.
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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Shamrock Shake Lovers Unite!
« Last post by Scott on February 6, 2016, 07:23 PM »
Got one today...hold the whipped cream and the cherry #purist
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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: New Star Wars Battlefront
« Last post by 77Skywalker on February 6, 2016, 03:34 PM »
I wouldn't say this game now ignored the prequels completely because just sometimes on the menu screen it plays the music heard in Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith when Obi-Wan Kenobi left for Utapau.
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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 2
« Last post by Matt_Fury on February 6, 2016, 01:21 PM »
What's wrong with it?
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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 2
« Last post by RyanMan12 on February 6, 2016, 10:49 AM »
Should I wait on the FO stormtrooper until it's corrected?
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