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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« Last post by Scott on July 21, 2016, 03:28 PM »
So tiny!

That's what she said
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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 3 (Spoilers)
« Last post by Nicklab on July 21, 2016, 03:17 PM »
Filoni said it in that clip.  All living beings help to create The Force.  Qui-Gon helped describe some of the basics of The Force when he was speaking with Anakin in Episode I, and Yoda did with Luke in TESB as well.  Plus, between George Lucas and Dave Filoni, they both agreed that a being like the Ysalamiri that could negate The Force would go against the overall concept of The Force being generated by all living things. 

I'm not trying to crap all over Timothy Zahn's work.  But I think that plot points like this Ysalamiri one are indicative of a weakness that Lucasfilm had with the old EU.  Because it really seemed like there was not a guiding force back in the 90's when the Thrawn trilogy was written to guide story points like this one.  But in the current era we have the Lucasfilm story group looking at the big picture and steering things in a cohesive fashion.
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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: EE Exclusive: Astromech 6 Pack
« Last post by Rob on July 21, 2016, 03:13 PM »
Heavy paint apps, exclusive to a single online store....  Priced per figure same as WM TBS line...  The price isn't that outrageous really.

Only compared to what we're used to.  You get a 6" black series figure for $6 more.  It's the same story all over the place though.  Prices are getting crazy and there doesn't seem to be much changing that.  Gentle Giant Mini-Busts cost 2.5x what they cost 5 years ago and about 50% more than they did just a year ago. 

5 POA was sold as a way to bring costs down and while they started at $5.99, they've been steadily increasing ever since to the point where $7.99 is a good deal on them and $8.99 or even $9.99 is common.

And it's not like Star Wars isn't as popular as ever - that new movie meant TONS of sales.  When Episode III came out prices went down from about $8 to $5 - but with this film we didn't see anything like that.  $13 might be in line with everything else today, but that doesn't make it a good or reasonable price.
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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« Last post by Jesse James on July 21, 2016, 03:05 PM »
Yeah I'm kinda into this myself actually, and retro gaming rarely crosses my mind.  Making it easy like this tho?  I'm down.
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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: EE Exclusive: Astromech 6 Pack
« Last post by Jesse James on July 21, 2016, 02:56 PM »
Heavy paint apps, exclusive to a single online store....  Priced per figure same as WM TBS line...  The price isn't that outrageous really.  Like I've said this is basically what BAD figs cost at Disney.  But this was pretty oversold.  That definitely hurt perceptions I think.
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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: EE Exclusive: Astromech 6 Pack
« Last post by Nicklab on July 21, 2016, 02:54 PM »
These use the VC25 baR2-D2 sculpt which had the pop-out arm R2 used to zap crumb.  Probably why they are claiming "vintage collection" levels of articulation because this r2 came from that line.

I figured that would probably be the rationale for using that kind of language in describing the droids in this set.
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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: EE Exclusive: Astromech 6 Pack
« Last post by Jeff on July 21, 2016, 02:33 PM »
These use the VC25 baR2-D2 sculpt which had the pop-out arm R2 used to zap crumb.  Probably why they are claiming "vintage collection" levels of articulation because this r2 came from that line.
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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« Last post by McMetal on July 21, 2016, 02:30 PM »
"Edrio Two Tubes" looks pretty damn cool!
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The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« Last post by Nicklab on July 21, 2016, 02:24 PM »
The Hasbro panel is tomorrow.  If there isn't a TFA Luke Skywalker & Leia reveal then there is something really wrong with this line.
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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: EE Exclusive: Astromech 6 Pack
« Last post by CHEWIE on July 21, 2016, 02:23 PM »
Even the recent four pack of droids at Disneyland is only $30. Six for $80 is pretty insane.

Let's see... Hasbro markup, which always happens... EE markup... but yeah, it's steep for 6 repaints.  Even with free shipping.
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