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Kubricks / Medicom Toy Exhibition '16 (Parco Show)
« Last post by Jayson on May 25, 2016, 10:03 AM »
Several new be@rbricks revealed yesterday

Kylo Ren (100%, 400%, 1000%)
First Order Stormtrooper (100%, 400%, 1000%)
Captain Phasma (100%, 400%)
Jango Fett (1000%)

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Conventions / Re: Star Wars Celebration VIII - Orlando; April 13-16, 2017
« Last post by JediMoses on May 24, 2016, 10:37 PM »
And it's Easter Sunday so that should make it EASY.
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How'd this turn out?
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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Last post by Dave on May 24, 2016, 02:59 PM »
I was thinking - if everyone knows about the Faceless, how come people haven't put out contracts on all their rivals?  The Lannisters pay the price on the Sand Snakes - boom!  Deed done. 

That'd lead to the conclusion that they're not all that well-known.  Maybe even secret.  But if nobody knows about the Faceless, how do they found Bravos and get to live in a big ol' temple?

Yeah, it can't be as simple as just paying some cash and having your rivals killed.

According to the GoT Wiki -
The Faceless Men charge exorbitant fees, but their reputation for success is unmatched. The cost increases relative to the importance of the target and the difficulty of the objective. In the first book it is said that hiring a Faceless Man to kill Daenerys Targaryen would cost more than it would to hire an entire army. Further, the Faceless Men will reject a contract if killing the target clashes with their strange and at times inscrutable religious beliefs
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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Last post by BillCable on May 24, 2016, 01:45 PM »
I was thinking - if everyone knows about the Faceless, how come people haven't put out contracts on all their rivals?  The Lannisters pay the price on the Sand Snakes - boom!  Deed done. 

That'd lead to the conclusion that they're not all that well-known.  Maybe even secret.  But if nobody knows about the Faceless, how do they found Bravos and get to live in a big ol' temple?
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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Last post by Qui-Gon Jim on May 24, 2016, 01:19 PM »
I have this weird feeling that they are going to turn Sansa into a character who we'll all be happy to see get hers. They have taken so many characters the other way (all the Lannisters, Marjorie, the Dog)...  Maybe Balish contracts with the man with no name to get rid of Jon Snow for her and Arya is sent to handle to deed?  Maybe once she finds that he has a legit claim to the throne?
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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Last post by BillCable on May 24, 2016, 11:06 AM »
They're mostly only mentioned in fairy tales and legends.  The only actual part they've played in the books is in the cave with Bran.
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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Last post by Dave on May 24, 2016, 10:29 AM »
Are they a big part of the books?  I haven't read the books, but so far they seem like a minor footnote in the TV series.
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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Last post by Nicklab on May 24, 2016, 08:44 AM »
I think it's interesting because it's at the heart of some of the most ancient conflicts in Westeros.  The Children of the Forest created the White Walkers to fight the incursion of the First Men.  From there it seems that the White Walkers became a threat to everyone:  the First Men, the Children of the Forest, and whoever else got in their way.
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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Last post by Dave on May 24, 2016, 08:36 AM »
I'm also shocked by the origins of the a White Walkers.

I don't know if their origin will matter later but I thought this was kind of dumb.  I really don't care for origin stories that don't add anything to the story line, and this seemed a little nonsensical.  Sure its kind of neat to know, but who cares if the Children of the Forest created them, if they were created by a red priestess, or if they've just always been.  In my opinion it really doesn't matter and adds more connections to an already complicated story line.

We don't need a backstory on where the dragon eggs came from, why there are white walkers, why Jamie and Cersei are in to each other, how the Knight's Watch built such an impossibly high wall, etc.  Just tell me a story and I'll accept some facts without knowing the reasons.
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