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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic Con 2014
« Last post by Muftak on July 26, 2014, 06:26 PM »
Comic-Con impressions:

Unimpressed by the 3 3/4" TBS offerings...I need new characters that aren't clone repaints to get me interested. I might pick up the Ceremonial Leia somewhere down the road but beyond that, nope.

6" TBS is still not tempting me. Shadow stuff before C3PO is not a good indicator of a line they are trying to hit all the key notes on.

Happy with the Rebels stuff. Looks like a good kids' line, with vehicles and everything going for it. I hope they (and the show) do well. Especially liked the handling of the female/potential pegwarmer characters: put 'em in a two pack with a trooper and hopefully the two together will make the purchase happen. This almost feels like Hasbro is really trying for a change. I like the Troop Transport...I had one as a kid and this looks like a good update. The icing on the cake would have been a brainwashing unit, but its absence is understandable.

Regular Legends/Mission stuff was kind of boring. Bossk and IG-88 are great figure choices, but underwhelming after so many years...Wicket and Scout Trooper will be coming home with me, though, that Wicket is fantastic. The only star for Legends was the Temple Guard--I don't want it, but it looks so good I might buy it when I see it.
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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: Target 6" Imperial Shadow Squadron Set
« Last post by Jesse James on July 26, 2014, 06:25 PM »
Yeah, what Rob said...  I think they were looking to immediately start creating some kind of re-use base from their toolings ala the 4".

Though a friend did say to me via text during the show, "Wow, already dipping into the 'paint it black and call it something cool' gimmick" and I had to laugh a bit.  It did take them quite a while to catch onto that hook in the 4" line, haha.  That kinda stuff pays for new stuff though, as the lines go, so oh well.
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LEGO / Re: CUUSOO
« Last post by Pete_Fett on July 26, 2014, 06:24 PM »
Anyone else interested in this Exosuit set? Comes out next week and supposedly will only have a single production run.

Yeah, I'm thinking about picking it up. I won't be upset if I don't get it though. I got $20 VIP rewards, might put them towards that.  :-\
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Eh, that could be worse really.
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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic Con 2014
« Last post by Jesse James on July 26, 2014, 06:23 PM »
I didn't really care for most of the Legends/MIssion Series outside the IG Concept Droid/Devronian set, and the AT-DP Pilot.  The rest I feel are inferior to the previous figures they have or I'm just not into their animated looks where applicable...  Oh and I did like Phase I Gree there, and will buy him.  I'd love to customize that into a poseable trooper.  Just wish the helmet were removable.

I'm ok with the Black Series 4" figures they showed, but it was about as exciting as the past waves of 4" TBS figures have been, so yeah...  It is what it is.  That said, I loved the Clone Commanders and they make me wish for a Phase I Rex, Phase I Cody, Bly, the aforementioned Gree Phase I, some of the recurring troopers like Fives and Echo, etc., etc., etc.  I'd love realistic updates of one and all of them.

I thought the Rebels Vehicles were the highlight (still from Toy Fair) for me, haha.  The Stormtrooper Transport ultimately underwhelmed me some, and didn't come close to generating the buzz (for me anyway) the AT-DP did.  I'm glad they made it though.  It'll work as something and I still will be buying one.

6" doesn't interest me (though I will buy Bossk I believe), however I think the detail, quality, and effort is obvious.  It's a well done line, I just prefer 4" scale and will go down with the ship as it were.  If I were NEW to the hobby?  I'd be all over the 6" right now, and I think that's what the main goal is...  If you're new you're bound to gravitate to that, and they want new blood in this line.  If you're old school you may also gravitate to it but I think they know they won't get everyone to move over.  I think they're getting many though.  They also mentioned kids taking to the line and that's important, and surprising.

I think our Q&A had some interesting insights and answers...  A big thanks again to Darth_Anton (Anthony) for taking time out of his con time to go do that, and photos.  Also a big thanks to solrac (Carlos) for taking time out of HIS time as well to take photos.  Both guys have been a blast to collaborate with again on SDCC Coverage for us.  And they're always super mellow about helping out.  No stress or anything, they just seem to always get it done and are always so concise and thorough.  It's really amazing!
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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Tiny Death Star app
« Last post by Pete_Fett on July 26, 2014, 06:22 PM »
I don't think they have any plans on updating it anymore. I guess the number of players didn't meet what they were expecting. Wish they would just open up the reward levels and characters and make them purchasable.
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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars: Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« Last post by Jesse James on July 26, 2014, 06:11 PM »
Yeah it's not as nice as I wished for, but it's interesting and different enough I'll buy one and use it for something else.  I fully intend a scaled one of my own at some point.  Love the design and purpose, just think Hasbro's doesn't meet the bar that things like the AT-DP set.  That thing is all kinds of rockin'.
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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Mission Series
« Last post by Jesse James on July 26, 2014, 06:10 PM »
I thought they were just more 5POA figures, not really more vintage than any of the other 5POA figures coming.  I think IG-88 even has a removable bandolier possibly?  I couldn't tell by the pics really, but it looks like maybe it is.
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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Hero Series Millennium Falcon
« Last post by Jesse James on July 26, 2014, 06:08 PM »
That's been my point though...  YOU aren't supposed to. :)

The only adult I could see wanting this is someone who models and wants to fit it into that, or someone using it for gaming (it may fit the miniatures in terms of scale).  For collectors it's rubbish.  I think it looks ok, but I'd rather a BMF given the choice.

But a BMF's what, $200 or more on the last time it was released?  And this is $60?  Which one would gram buy for her grandson who's a Star Wars nut?  Ya know?  Plus I bet the margin on it is HIGH.  I bet it was far less than $60 to make.  Just taking a stab at that.
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