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Found an Ahsoka. It's one impressive figure.
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Modern Classifieds / WTB Imperial Vehicle items
« Last post by Darth_Anton on May 27, 2016, 08:03 PM »
Hello there! Willing to purchase the following if by chance you're ready to part with some of your stuff, all loose:

Speeder Bikes - Newly tooled TRU version only
Speeder Bike handle bars - Horizontal grips only
TIE Cockpits - Newly tooled versions only; Amazon Vintage, TRU Legacy or Target vintage. Ejector seats not necessary.
TIE Interceptors - Amazon Vintage, TRU Legacy
AT STs - Dual cockpit only, any version. (I only need 6 more!)
BAT AT - Endor version, I can live without driver or speeder bike.

Shoot me a PM if you're willing to part. Thanks!
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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« Last post by Jesse James on May 27, 2016, 07:59 PM »
Unless it's not pronounced that way but rather by letter.  I'm all for variations myself and was talking with Jayson about this very topic...  The AT-ACT strikes me as having a modular mid section...  Perhaps for getting cargo to hostile areas, to build bases or just get equipment to troops?  Something very different to a troop mover I'd assume.

Ironically an AT AT, for all it's size, is little more thank a troop truck or APC...  WIth a ton of armor I suppose. :)
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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Last post by solrac on May 27, 2016, 07:15 PM »
Looks like they used a Kenner Snowtrooper on the Cardback.
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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rumors
« Last post by Dave on May 27, 2016, 03:21 PM »
Do we have any idea if the DCPI # at Target is carrying over for 6" figures from TFA to this fall's likely release of Rogue One assortments?
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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« Last post by JediJman on May 27, 2016, 12:00 PM »
So I guess I'm saying we don't know the past is canon unless it's revealed anew as canon.

Not sure where you read that.  I see it the way Brian explained and would consider all of the previous history as canon unless evidence arises to refute that.
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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« Last post by BillCable on May 27, 2016, 11:49 AM »
Yeah, I see what you're saying.  But there's really a bit more to it for Marvel.  They had Franklin dreaming up everyone's history.  So ideally it would be identical to what was before Secret Wars (minus the transplants), but it doesn't necessarily HAVE to be identical.

For example, I expect the new Punisher series will feature a Frank Castle who is a veteran Marine of non-specific Middle Eastern conflicts, not Vietnam.  That way he's not in his seventies (though the FrankenPunisher thing already took care of that... painfully badly).

So I guess I'm saying we don't know the past is canon unless it's revealed anew as canon.
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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« Last post by JediJman on May 27, 2016, 11:12 AM »
Do Walkers have to do well on the AT-ACT to get into AT-AT school?

Surprised they didn't go with AT-CAT.  I like just about everything I've seen coming out of this movie, but the idiot who thought we needed an AT-ACT instead of an AT-AT should be slapped upside the head.   Seriously, just read these two possible sentences:

"Prepare the AT-ATs for ground assualt"
"Prepare the AT-ACTs for ground assualt"

::)
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Other Collectibles / Re: Tamashii (Bandai) S.H.Figuarts Star Wars Figures
« Last post by Diddly on May 27, 2016, 10:00 AM »
Got Mace Windu in the mail yesterday. Probably the best likeness of the SH Figuarts figures so far. It looks just like a pissed off Samuel L. Jackson!
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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« Last post by Brian on May 27, 2016, 09:55 AM »
As far as Marvel's situation, they haven't ever really done a "reboot".

That's completely inaccurate.  At the beginning of Secret Wars last year, the Marvel Multiverse was destroyed.  Dr. Doom cobbled together a kingdom, saving (or recreating) everyone he could.  A handful of heroes who survived the destruction in lifeboats orchestrated a civil war against Doom and won.  In the end, the new unified universe was created by Franklin Richards.  It combined elements of the traditional Marvel universe, Ultimate universe, and the cinematic universe.

It was a full-scale reboot.

You are absolutely right, there was a lot of condensing of universes and definitely a fresh start again, I guess it comes down to what you consider a reboot. Comic book stuff is always murky in that way to me. I look at something like DC's New 52, where not only was every comic restarted with #1 issues but the previous history was essentially erased or rewritten as well. Batman had only been operating for 5 years, but still had all the Robins at some point. The Justice League hadn't gotten together yet, and when they did assemble Cyborg was a founding member and Martian Manhunter wasn't anywhere to be found. Wally West completely disappeared, then came back as essentially a different character...there wasn't a JSA, etc. there are lots of examples, but they essentially took the approach of "this is the first time any of this happened, or any of them met, etc.". They even went back and did a "Zero Year" storyline with Batman.

The Marvel stuff is a little bit different. Yes, they consolidated the Ultimate Universe with the 616 (and others), essentially plucking their favorite stuff or versions from throughout worlds or storylines (Miles Morales, Old Man Logan, etc., but the overall Marvel history was still in tact and generally the same. The characters still know each other, have extensive histories (as in they didn't just start being heroes and didn't just form teams), and the stuff that happened before still exists. The various Marvel comics still reference things that happened prior to Secret Wars, or even the Secret War itself in some cases. A fresh start for sure, but not necessarily a total reboot to me. Again, it's all in how you look at a reboot I guess. Like back when Marvel started up the now gone Ultimate Universe, if they would have quit publishing the regular 616 books and just stuck with the Ultimate U as the Marvel Universe, that is a hard reboot to me. The characters initially are based off of classic versions in most cases, but the stories became very different.
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