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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season One (Spoilers)
« Last post by P-Siddy on March 3, 2015, 10:10 AM »
Season One is wrapping up soon...  about 40 mins or so?  I'm kind of surprised how little chatter is going on among the collecting world.  There are either a lot less folks around than in 2008, or it's just not caught on quite the same TCW did. 

I guess all the complaining is happening post-episode about spoilers and what-not.  Are people really that self-centered and spoiled themselves?  Have they not learned to stay off social media if you haven't watched an episode yet and expect no one to talk about it.  I wonder how adults handled it back during the water-cooler chat days?
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Other Toy Lines / Re: Pacific Rim Toys
« Last post by McMetal on March 3, 2015, 09:44 AM »
Got Otachi yesterday, incredibly underwhelming. For $70 this thing should be a LOT bigger. First figure I've been disappointed with in this line.  :(
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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season One (Spoilers)
« Last post by Jeff on March 3, 2015, 09:44 AM »
Call me a canonist or a purist or close minded or whatever it was a dumb idea to begin with.

Cannonist!  >:(

I like the idea of Vader being the one to take out Ahsoka...  but there's probably too much money in Ahsoka staying alive for her to be taken out like that. 

If we're guessing her fate, I'll guess she was on Alderaan with Bail when it exploded...  that's the real reason that Obi-Wan was able to feel it's destruction from so far away. :P
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Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« Last post by McMetal on March 3, 2015, 09:43 AM »
I saw the 2 new building sets at Walmart this past week, which are basically the Prison Gate and Tower set split into 2 with some exclsuive figures thrown in just to piss you off.  ::)

I also saw they re-designed the blind bags. How about a new wave instead?
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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels "Mission Series" 2-Packs
« Last post by McMetal on March 3, 2015, 09:38 AM »
ARgghh! Was not expecting spoilers in the toy thread!  :(
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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season One (Spoilers)
« Last post by Matt_Fury on March 3, 2015, 04:17 AM »
I hope that Vader runs into Ahsoka, and calls her snips before he kills her.

I know a lot of you are excited to see her in the new series, but the Clone Wars series with her in it was pretty terrible most of the time and I was hoping they would move away from it....far away.

Overall I like this series, and this episode was great.  The best part about it is my four-year old likes it and it will get him excited for Episode VII.
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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season One (Spoilers)
« Last post by Scott on March 3, 2015, 04:05 AM »
Haven't seen the episode yet due to being overseas right now...but...I still can't get over my loathing of the idea of Ahsoka.  I am still half thinking she will show up in Episode VII as well.  Call me a canonist or a purist or close minded or whatever it was a dumb idea to begin with.  HOWEVER, since she isn't mentioned in the OT and Kenobi's speech about Vader hunting down the Jedi sets up a possible cool scenario down the road.  Vader offing his former student and ending her run in SW shoe horned history.
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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season One (Spoilers)
« Last post by Darby on March 3, 2015, 01:40 AM »
I had been overseas for most of the fall so I've been catching up on the show lately. I was very unsure about the early episodes. Very wobbly on its new legs. But these last three episodes have really found their stride and tonight was excellent. I actually did three total fanboy 'Yeah's!' in a row - the arrival of the Rebel ships, Ahsoka and Vader. I knew about Vader, but it's Vader. Seeing Ahsoka again was fantastic, and reading the little bit in USA Today gives me a lot of optimism that the character will be well served and that we won't actually see what I think a lot of people expect, which is her demise by Vader. I have a feeling we'll see Ahsoka well into her old age, and these sequel movies they're making. I have tons of thoughts on why that's a great idea, but for now, I'm very excited about the future of Rebels, which I initially viewed as something of a stop gap to get people over until the movie. I never expected them to get into Ahsoka or any CW characters, at least so early, or apparently transition to Vader as a semi-regular antagonist. Couple thoughts on the episode:

* I love the white sabers reflecting her non-allegiance as well. Ahsoka is no longer a Jedi and that's another reason I think her story will and should continue into the ST era, where the restoration of the Jedi Order would seem to be a pivotal plot point.

* I enjoy the little heists and 'distractions' the team pulls off but the ineffectiveness of the Stormtroopers becomes increasingly a liability to the idea of the Empire being any sort of competent threat. I like they've made the troopers a little human ('not again') but it drifts towards the Battle Droid hokeyness that destroyed them as credible antagonists. I get troopers are classically challenged when it comes to their aim, but c'mon man.

* What did Tarkin take Kanan to Mustafar for?

* Hopefully they stick to the Inquisitor being dead. I expect they will (why have one when you can have more). Also like that absolutely ridiculous saber of his got him killed in the end. Bottom line, he needed to die; he couldn't even kill a kid who stood there not knowing what to do with a lightsaber.

* Man, those TIE cockpits sure got smaller by the time we got to ANH, right?
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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels "Mission Series" 2-Packs
« Last post by Jayson on March 3, 2015, 01:34 AM »
Love, Love, LOVE the figures of them!
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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« Last post by Jesse James on March 3, 2015, 01:15 AM »
Actually, depends on your POV, but A-Wings were possibly even at Yavin in a prototype "spearhead" form (See the ICS books, and X-Wing. :P), so I'm not sure...  I'm ok with it maybe...  I've always viewed them as pre-ANH vehicles, but barely pre-ANH.  The XW and YW fighters were the backbone till the battle of Yavin....  and I've always envisioned like dozens of other fighter types used, by any number of cells and outposts. 

I even have toyed with a repaint (and some reworking) of the V-19 to a Rebel deco, but taking it a step further and stripping it down in some ways, and armoring it up in others, to make it look like it fits in with another TCW era ship that's seeing new life in the Alliance...  I figure the V-19's were AW's when AW's weren't widespread or even designed yet.  I figure the V-19's were early "intereceptors" for the Alliance...  no Hyperdrive, but shields and a lot of them in surplus around the galaxy...  Kinda like the YW.

Anyway, that all always kinda tied to the AW in my mind, and lineage in a way...  Or at least if not lineage, necessity for the AW to come into being so the Alliance had fast nimble craft capable of interception since their fleets wouldn't want to engage if possible to avoid it.

Yeah I can talk about this stuff all night.  :-[

EDIT:

And upon watching, YES, those appear to be prototype A-Wings, which I believe were called Spearheads or Arrowheads, I forget.  It's in the ICS for Yavin Base...  And they're using the McConcept Art for the early A-Wing too!  Or so it seems anyway.  I love it!  Another thing I've had on my custom "to-do list" for a long, long time.  One can only hope they crank out some of that stuff.

I love that Corellian ship design for Phoenix Squad too (assuming that's part of it).  A Corellian variant of a CR90?  Or a whole other designation?  Is that where they launch attacks from?  There was a CR-type vessel in Mysteries of the Sith that had hangar bars aboard instead of traditional cargo holds and carried a squad of X-Wings.  I love that stuff.
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