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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Wampa and Hoth Luke
« Last post by McMetal on Today at 11:57 AM »
I got mine from HTS and I think it is fabulous. The Wampa is freaking heavy! They really went the extra mile IMO.

The horns are grey and match the lips and eyelids. Not sure if that is screen accurate or not but seems fine to me.
Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The let's get JediMAC to post again thread
« Last post by jjks on Today at 01:56 AM »
^ Let's get a thread to have this guy post again too.

For my old Wildcats buddy...

I really miss Wildcats. Place went downhill when it changed over to Coyote Ugly.
Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« Last post by Pete_Fett on July 3, 2015, 10:17 PM »
I saw the 3.75" Antman w/Flying Ant at Toys R Us this week too - I had totally missed that this was coming out, so I appreciated getting the heads up on the release on this thread. IMHO a great set for price ($19.99).
LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« Last post by Pete_Fett on July 3, 2015, 10:15 PM »
Picked up the new 2015 sets this week:
Naboo Starfighter
Flash Speeder
Imperial Shuttle Tydirium
Death Star Final Duel
Imperial Assault Carrier

Great collection of sets, the only one I haven't put together yet is the Naboo Fighter. I'm not sure when it comes out but the new Sith Infiltrator looks interesting, not quite sure how it differs from the one we got just a few years ago though.

I'm really looking forward to the Force Awakens sets... I guess they're only 2 months away at this point...
Watto's Junk Yard / Re: '67 Shelby Cobra found after 45 years
« Last post by solrac on July 3, 2015, 08:07 PM »
The '72 Mustang looks nothing like a '67 Cobra. Did this guy drive the car since '72 and never get a ticket or get pulled over, I mean damn that car is fast.
The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: TRU "Jabba's Rancor Pit" Battle Pack
« Last post by Scockery on July 3, 2015, 07:18 PM »
Well, this sucks.  I guess the days of offering multipacks that are either all new or all repacks are over.

Been over for years. Remember that great Snaggletooth that required you to buy a 3 pack with a reissued Fett and Tusken Raider to get him? (unless you bought him from China).
Strangely some people defended that move...the weird love of retro packaging clouds minds.
Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« Last post by P-Siddy on July 3, 2015, 06:29 PM »
Too bad you weren't in the row behind him so you could make large obnoxious comments throughout the movie...
Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« Last post by iFett on July 3, 2015, 04:45 PM »
I enjoyed it for the most part...except for the guy a few rows in front of my trying to record the movie.  GRRR!  First time ever catching someone do that.  I thought Anold would just have a cameo but he's in for most of the movie so that was cool.  I would hope that's not a spoiler...Not sure how many more he has in him though.
The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Wampa and Hoth Luke
« Last post by Nicklab on July 3, 2015, 04:15 PM »
So has anyone gotten this set yet?  I'm curious to see if the production version of the Wampa has the horns painted correctly.
That kind of makes sense.  There's been some backlash amongst female fans about a lack of female characters in the line over this past year, notably regarding how the crew of the Ghost was released in the REBELS basic figure line.  I saw a good deal of feedback on social media from female fans as well as parents of young girls who wanted to see Hera or Sabine get some equal representation. 

I looked through Jeff's compilation of the votes and it's interesting.  I replaced his vote counts with rankings.  The numbers may vary, but you get something of a picture of how things are playing out:

1 - Darth Revan IN THE POLL
2 - Gamorrean Guard  IN THE POLL
3 - Snowtrooper  IN THE POLL
4 - Starkiller
5 - General Grievous  IN THE POLL
6 - Asajj Ventress
7 - Ben Kenobi (ANH)  IN THE POLL
8 - Mara Jade
9 - Lando Calrissian (ESB)  IN THE POLL
10 - Emperor's Royal Guard
11 - Zuckuss
13 - 4-LOM
14 - Sabine Wren  IN THE POLL

Looking through the top 9 candidates, 6 of those are in the poll.  The three that didn't make the poll are all EU, with Mara Jade falling into that LEGENDS territory since she never made it into a TV series or relatively current entertainment aside from print.  Starkiller is from a video game that dates back to 2008.  Asajj Ventress is probably the most visible of those three, but the last TV project featuring Ventress aired in 2013.  While she fits the bill of a strong female character, she isn't exactly current.  And if we're looking at current female characters?  Ahsoka appears to be on the way since that prototype of a REBELS Ahsoka was shown off at SWCA.

I'm thinking that someone at LFL licensing /Disney stepped in and placed Sabine in there very deliberately.  She fits the bill in terms of appealing to the female character fans, is featured in a current entertainment property on Disney XD television, and she placed relatively well in the current poll.  I think if Hera had ranked AT ALL in the poll Hasbro might have been inclined to go with her.  But Sabine DID rank higher, and I think the Mando armor serves to make her a more appealing offering on the action figure market.
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