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$16 works for me for Rose.

Smoke?  Or Snoke?  I got the Deluxe version, so I'm skipping the basic version.  It's funny though...  I've been shelving my packaged TBS 6" figures in preparation for a big unboxing once I can get my collecting room a little bit better organized.  And seeing the holes in my collection for basic versions of figures that were also offered in multipacks is playing with my OCD.  I see the gaps in the numbering for figures like Jyn Erso (Target multipack), unmasked Kylo Ren (SDCC '16 exclusive), Vader (40AC early bird set), Thrawn (SDCC exclusive), etc, and it just gets me a little crazy.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series The Last Jedi Wave 3
« on: December 11, 2017, 04:33 PM »
I saw Rose at a local store today, but not Jaina or Snoke.  But considering some of the recent sales?  I'm going to play the waiting game and try to get her for a sale price. 

The Prequel Trilogy / Fake News in the time of the PT
« on: December 11, 2017, 01:00 PM »
As we're on the verge of the theatrical release of THE LAST JEDI, Thrillist has published a look back at one of the more notorious prequel spoiler sites:  Supershadow.  It's interesting to look back at JUST HOW WRONG Supershadow was at the time, to the point of that site being the work of a pathological liar or fantasist.  They were fake news before we REALLY knew what fake news was!

The Last Jedi / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: December 10, 2017, 07:31 PM »
Star Wars Force Link Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer & Kylo Ren (TIE Pilot) Figure - $20.99 (Normally $49.99)

I combined buying that with the Target exclusive 6" TBS Luke Skywalker (Ahch-To), and saved and additional $10 off of the $50ish for the two items.  So I think all told the TIE Silencer and the 6" TBS Luke cost me about $43.  I'm picking up the TIE Silencer and I got free shipping on Luke.

Same here.  Telling a new story seems so much more worthwhile.  And that's not meant to diminish KOTOR or the Old Republic in general, but we've seen a bunch of those stories already.  Why tell them all over again?

During the press junket for THE LAST JEDI, director Rian Johnson has also been fielding questions about the new trilogy that he's been signed to write and produce.  And indications are that it's not going to be an Old Republic type of story.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS)
« on: December 6, 2017, 10:15 AM »
I don't think infidelity will ever be a topic in a star wars movie. These are first and foremost kid movies.  That topic is a little too adult here.

That angle was rumored to have been kicked around for ROTS, but seemed to have been abandoned.  And it seemed like it was more about the suspicion of infidelity, than any real infidelity.

Other Collectibles / Re: Columbia Hoth Jackets
« on: December 6, 2017, 09:23 AM »
Hey, at least Columbia is making them.  If Canada Goose made these coats, they would cost $800!

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS)
« on: December 6, 2017, 08:34 AM »
I've had some thoughts recently about the subject of Rey's parentage, and how that plays into the story of TLJ and the broader sequel trilogy. 

And it has to do with the rift between Han Solo and Leia.  I'm beginning to think that Rey may be the child of either Han OR Leia, but not both.  In TFA, we don't really get a sense of how long Han and Leia have been seperated.  Is it possible that the cause of that rift may have been some sort of infidelity?  And that Rey could be a child born from that infidelity?  With the Han Solo movie coming this spring (with Emilia Clarke in the cast), I have to wonder... could Emilia Clarke's character be THE OTHER WOMAN in Han Solo's life?  Because there's a little bit of a resemblance between Emilia Clarke and Daisy Ridley to the point that it has me wondering.  And having both the Falcon AND Rey stranded on Jakku seem a bit... convenient, along with Han and Chewbacca finding the Falcon in the Jakku system.

I'm also wondering if Han may have at least had *SOME* degree of Force sensitivity.  Not to the degree of being able to become a Jedi.  But his luck and piloting abilities are far beyond those of most people.  And that moment in TFA when he shot that First Order Stormtrooper without looking?  Yeah, Han is cool.  But the ability to do that seems a bit beyond the ability of normal people.

And on the subject of The Force... I've been struggling with one bit of the timeline in TFA.  Specifically with the "awakening" that Snoke references when he speaks with Kylo Ren.  Was Rey's escape from Jakku aboard the Falcon really an awakening?

And regarding Han Solo?  I've also heard some theorizing about his confrontation with his son.  As if Han knew how things were going to play out before he walked out onto that gantry on Starkiller base.  Did Han realize that Ben needed to be even more powerful in order to confront Snoke?  And did he ignite the lightsaber himself?  I suspect that the conflict within Kylo Ren is very real.  And that he may need to plunge himself further into the Dark Side in order to truly destroy Snoke. 

Of course I could be totally wrong.  But these are some theories I've been kicking around.

Album of new figures shown off at Tokyo Comic Con

ROTS Obi-Wan, ROTS Anakin, Dooku, Clones, Astromechs, and more!

WOW!  Most of those look really impressive.  The AOTC Clone Troopers look amazing.  The only one that I think looked a bit off was Jabba, and that's just because of the nature of those joints they put in his tail.

Glad to see this available as advertised by Target.  The other retailers who have been handling these Deluxe 6" TBS exclusives have been a little bit more hit or miss.  And as usual, the WalMart exclusive in this series is a mystery...


The only figure in this wave that I'm concerned about getting is Jaina.  And it's based on past history more than anything else.  For some reason, some EU characters have been tough to get a hold of.  I'm sure that Rose will be easy enough to get.  And since I got the Gamestop version of Snoke?  It's easy to pass on the basic version.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: December 1, 2017, 09:53 AM »
Pretty sure the second stone in the trailer is the purple one Nova has from GOTG1.

The Vanity Fair cover shoot had A LOT of people in it.  And I'm pretty sure I spotted Glenn Close in there, which is notable since she played Nova Prime in GOTG, and took custody of that stone.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: November 30, 2017, 06:33 PM »
+1 on the Aether.  When Volstagg and Sif brought the Aether to Knowhere at the end of Thor - The Dark World, they made a point of saying that it was unwise to keep two Infinity Stones in the same place.

As for their current whereabouts?
-The Mind Stone - Originally in Loki's scepter in the first Avengers film, and now in the care of the Vision on Earth
-The Cosmic Cube - In Loki's possession on board the Asgardian ship as of the end of Thor - Ragnarok
-The Aether - In the custody of the Collector on Knowhere
-The Orb - Acquired by Star Lord in GotG, and in the safe keeping of the Nova Corps on Xandar
-The Time Stone, which may or may not be in the possession of Dr. Strange.

That would leave one stone unrevealed at this point in time.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: November 29, 2017, 06:51 PM »
Looks like Justice League with more lighting.  :D

Too soon!   ;D

I'm intrigued.  It looks like there are several factions of Avengers, at the very least.  Dr. Strange and Wong both seem to be in the mix, along with Spider-man.  Wakanda seems to be a significant setting, so you have to think that the Black Panther movie will have some linkage to this movie.  And it's a cool nod to the comics to see a blonde Black Widow, too.

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