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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Last post by P-Siddy on July 29, 2014, 10:16 PM »
Loved the trailer but knowing what's coming, it's kind of odd having it as one movie.  It'll have a weird pace to it I think.

I'm sure PJ can find enough filler material like he did to destroy the last one.  You know, the love triangle... that will probably end up being a Romeo and Juliet ending since the elf-chick is not in LotR.
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Joe Defender / Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Joes
« Last post by Muftak on July 29, 2014, 10:12 PM »
Yeah, then I think you get it.   ;D

The thing that really caught me by surprise with these was how crisp the sculpt turns out. I mean, Dengar is kind of always a turd any way you slice him, but the cool looking guys gain a little edge and depth at the jumbo size.

I played with these guys as a kid and got Fett as the mail away before ESB, so there's some kind of tactile memory going on there for sure. But it has convinced me I want some of the ROTJ figures in this format, as those are the ones I have the most fondness for.
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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series 2015 Wave 1
« Last post by Jesse James on July 29, 2014, 09:22 PM »
PT and CW may be last hurrah'd in general.  I'd say OT's a lot of 2015 (We'll see come Toy Fair).  It's definitely on their radar (they said as much) in the build-up to Episode VII...  The PT and CW are a lot less on their radar, since they'd rather lead up to the new movies with the movies that actually lead up to them.

Kind of how Hasbro seemed to try tying ANH to the new trilogy in the build-up to 99's line.  It makes sense to want to give the focus to the trilogy that leads into the new one though if you can, like this series.
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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series 2015 Wave 1
« Last post by Brian on July 29, 2014, 09:13 PM »
I think that might be a big reason.  The rest of this year and the first half of 2015 may be a "last hurrah" of sorts for much of the PT, OT, and CW stuff.  Not that it will be gone completely, but vastly cut back if we're going to have this every year movie schedule starting up.  I actually feel like the 6" line might be the most likely place to continue to see OT characters.  The 3 3/4" (at least the "collector style" ones) is in a weird place now, and it is tough to see right now what way (or any way) it will continue.  Personally, I'd be hoping for any of my Top 5 wanted figures to get made in the next 6-12 months, or it may be awhile before we see much focus outside of the new media.  I think people who are more into the PT may be in even more of a tough spot, as that seems to be being pushed aside a bit more.
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The Bullpen / Re: 2011/2012 Marvel Legends
« Last post by Greg on July 29, 2014, 08:49 PM »
I can't wait for the SHIELD Movie set. I can't believe we're getting a Coulson!
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Joe Defender / Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Joes
« Last post by Greg on July 29, 2014, 08:48 PM »
I am guessing you haven't seen these in person?  I didn't get it either until I saw a Jumbo Boba Fett in person. I loved that toy as a kid, but this felt like more than just a large version of that. It is a thing of beauty, a piece of art you can appreciate separate from the original. I imagine if you have strong memories of playing with the original Joes, then one of these would give you the same feeling.

I have seen the Dengar in person so that might be part of why I don't care for these. I am also a child of the 90s and early 00s so that may help explain my views. ;D I'd be just as baffled if they made some jumbo POTF2 style figures, but some Jumbo Jurassic Park dinos might have me changing my tune pretty quick.
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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Last post by Jesse James on July 29, 2014, 08:28 PM »
Bought the BR's so the kids should be stoked. 

Loved the trailer but knowing what's coming, it's kind of odd having it as one movie.  It'll have a weird pace to it I think.
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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« Last post by McMetal on July 29, 2014, 07:59 PM »
I got my tickets for the Thursday night show - officially excited!

I decided I'm going to try and hit the trifecta with this flick like I did with Pacific Rim: 2D, 3D, IMAX.
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Middle Earth / Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« Last post by McMetal on July 29, 2014, 07:57 PM »
Apparently they posted something on Facebook to the effect that they were regretful about not making it out to SDCC this year but to look out for some kind of announcement about the Smaug set later this year.  ::)

There has been a lot of online venom spewed at TBD, and while I certainly understand it, I'm not ready to pile on just yet and declare the line totally dead. I guess I just hate the thought of what could have been...

The fact that they have Beorn, The Bard, and the rest of the Dwarves already sculpted makes me think these could still make it out some way, in some form one day.
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