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TV-9D9 / Re: The Mandalorian - Season 3 (SPOILERS possible)
« on: March 24, 2023, 01:41 PM »
And then when the elevator door opened and Kelleran Beq was there?  I was so happy for Ahmed Best in that moment!  Because my daughter had watched Jedi Temple Challenge, and she immediately knew who he was.  And I know the hell that he's gone through since 1999, and he deserved to be treated so much better than he was. 

I hadn't even heard of Jedi Temple Challenge - I looked it up and its a kids game show hosted by Ahmed Best at Jedi Kelleran Beq.  Pretty cool.

TV-9D9 / Re: Bad Batch (Disney+)
« on: March 23, 2023, 11:55 AM »
Another fairly dark (and good) episode this week with some torture mixed in. 

It reminds me of having to pre-watch the old Clone Wars episodes to make sure they weren't too scary when my kids were little.  I'm not sure I would let a six year old watch some of these episodes while others are right up their alley.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Mandalorian - Season 3 (SPOILERS possible)
« on: March 22, 2023, 10:12 PM »
I have so many questions about Grogu's PTSD flashback - I think that was my favorite part of the whole episode. 

I forgot to mention this.  This was pretty awesome with the Ahmed Best Jedi character saving Grogu and racing away in the Naboo Starship.  By far the best part of the episode.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Mandalorian - Season 3 (SPOILERS possible)
« on: March 22, 2023, 08:48 PM »
Bah.  Short episode that was basically a giant monster battle, which I generally find pretty lame.  This was slightly better than normal giant monster battles, but still pretty pointless in moving the plot forward.

Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars Posters
« on: March 22, 2023, 01:49 PM »
After getting all the Theatrical Posters (minus looks nice, but they style is just so different from the others) I consider my collection complete in this area.  I just got them all up in my new office and they look awesome!

Yeah, the Disney streaming posters have mostly been meh, but I'm sure they're not putting a ton of effort in to them either.  For the most part I still get them all and like them, although I don't like that they put dates on them. 

They're more or less free, or close to free from Disney.  If you link your Disney+ subscription, and scrape up all their free points throughout the year from other promos you get close to 1000 points, which will get you about 2.5 posters a year if you can get them on Wednesday Wins discounts of 400 points each.

If you ever need more points you can buy codes from DVDs on eBay for cheap too.

Kenner Retro Collection / Re: 2023 Kenner Retro Collection - ROTJ
« on: March 22, 2023, 12:06 PM »
I didn't notice the different prices with mine (haven't looked) but I did notice the slightly inflated price of $13.22 after tax for at least some of them.  Its not worth it for me trying to get a dollar back on most of these, but thought it was weird as Amazon is usually so good at giving you their lowest price.

Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars Posters
« on: March 22, 2023, 12:04 PM »
I like talking to myself.

Season 3 Mandalorian poster available on

Kenner Retro Collection / Re: 2023 Kenner Retro Collection - ROTJ
« on: March 21, 2023, 02:04 PM »
Maybe its just a local Amazon warehouse thing, but I think I've received these with both Retro and TVC carded figures when they're sent by themselves in the past few weeks.

Here is a photo of it.  The card fits nicely in there to protect the top side.

Kenner Retro Collection / Re: 2023 Kenner Retro Collection - ROTJ
« on: March 21, 2023, 11:10 AM »
What's the deal with how Amazon is shipping figures these days with the little cardboard insert to protect the card?  Is that how they're coming in the cases from Hasbro, or is this something that Amazon is doing on their own? 

The only place I'm buying my figures these days is Amazon, so I'm not sure if this is just them or what.

It seems like a lot of extra work for someone, but I'm sure the MOMC collectors love this.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Mandalorian - Season 3 (SPOILERS possible)
« on: March 18, 2023, 04:47 PM »
One thing that I found distracting in this week's episode was the casting of Elia Kane by the actress Katy O'Brien.  She's incredibly buff with giant shoulders and looked like she was stalking Dr. Pershing in some scenes ready to rip his head off.  I guess she is a martial artist in real life, but it was a bit distracting at times how she carried herself in some scenes.  Maybe they've got a really good set of weights in Moff Gideon's cruiser.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Mandalorian - Season 3 (SPOILERS possible)
« on: March 17, 2023, 05:59 PM »
I was dumbfounded with the Pershing side story. Can someone explain how he is in the amnesty program, assigned a number in lieu of his Imperial identity, specifically not allowed to follow up on his cloning research, yet when we first see him in the episode he is hosting a lavish and well-attended TED talk on Coruscant as Dr. Pershing, describing his imperial cloning research in detail? None of this made any sense to me and kept me from getting too involved I his story.

Well said.  He's a TED Talk celebrity, but with a number and a mindless droid checking on his mental state.  :D

I really hope none of the shows (Mandalorian, Rangers, Ahsoka, etc.) spend any significant time on the failings of the New Republic that led to the rise of the First Order.  That is something I am willing to just accept without knowing any of the backstory with any of it.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Mandalorian - Season 3 (SPOILERS possible)
« on: March 17, 2023, 12:57 PM »
I think the Pershing subplot was taking on a few things - the situation for ex-Imperials was one.  The state of the New Republic was another - is it a step in the right direction?  Or are they doomed to make the same mistakes as the Old Republic?  And then there's the situation with ex-Imperials like Elia Kane.  She seems to have been assigned to tie up loose ends with Dr. Pershing - witness the way she maxed out the device that he was hooked up to at the end of that part of the episode.  Oh, and it sounds like Moff Gideon has escaped.  All of this seemed like place-setting for what's to come later in the seaon, and possibly in other shows that are in development.

I'm hopeful they were setting up future stuff, but the pace of the Pershing content was brutally slow. 

I liked how the quickly dropped the Moff Gideon reference which let us know what's going on, without a long story associated with it.  If they were tying to tie up loose ends, or introduce new characters, etc. I think they could have done it a whole lot more concise way.

I'll reserve my judgement until later in the season to see how it all pans out.  In the moment some of the Andor stuff was kind of slow (Aldhani) but after the season was done and I rewatched it all it was really well done.  I don't think Mando Season 3 is that well put together, but I'm hopeful that everything in these stories ultimately will matter and they're not just wasting our time with popsicles by the mountain top and biscuit rations.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Mandalorian - Season 3 (SPOILERS possible)
« on: March 17, 2023, 09:29 AM »
Was it just me or was the whole Dr. Pershing side story incredibly long and boring, and at this point it seems totally irrelevant too?  I'm hopeful all that time spent on that side plot ends up mattering later.

I want more Mando, Bo Katan, and Children of the Watch action.

And I think Din just accidentally stepped off the stairs and sank in to the Living Waters.  My guess is that the bombing damaged the stairs and created a big hole that he unexpectedly dropped in to.  It didn't seem like the Mythosaur was all that close to the surface and all that active - just chilling about halfway down.

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2023 TVC Wave 4 (New TVC Wave 30)
« on: March 15, 2023, 06:01 PM »
Jayson put up images saying the Tusken Raider is built out of the TVC Rey body.

I donít know if itís the start of a trend, but to me this is good news.  I donít need the same figure painted thirty ways, but if Hasbro can use existing parts to give us unique characters, Iím all for it.  The tooling library is enormous, use it in clever ways like this.

I just got a chance to check out the photos, and I totally agree. 

It's nice to get a new figure and smart re-use is a great way to go, although I also noticed preorders for this were $16.99.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: March 13, 2023, 11:51 AM »
I just finished Last of Us from HBO.  I never played the video game so I can't comment on its accuracy, etc.  Although reading commentary people seem to like the accuracy, but also the freedom that the writers took to dive deeper in to some areas.

Overall I thought the writing was solid, the acting was really good, the characterization was excellent, and the story arcs all made sense.  It wasn't the best thing I've ever seen, but it was solidly entertaining.  My understanding is that there is a season 2 planned too although there really wasn't a cliffhanger so I'm not clear on an overall plot, although I guess there was a part 2 of the video game that the plot is going to follow. 

I know some people seem to fall on both sides of the fence with the characterization of GLBT people in movies, and it sounds like that was the case with Last of Us as well.  I read both gripes and accolades on Last of Us around this.  I for one thought the characterization of GLBT relationships was solid and didn't feel forced.

Their take on "zombies" was also pretty cool and different.  There was a head scratcher in there, but for the most part it was entertaining.

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