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Star Wars Universe / Star Wars film production to slow down
« on: September 20, 2018, 10:46 AM »
Check out this article from The Hollywood Reporter and their interview with Disney chief Bob Iger:

Bob Iger Talks Disney's Streaming Service, 'Roseanne,' James Gunn and a Coming 'Star Wars' "Slowdown"


Here's the notable passage where THR asked Iger about the pace of production for Star Wars projects:

Many believe Disney should pump the breaks and not put out a Star Wars movie each year.

I made the timing decision, and as I look back, I think the mistake that I made ó I take the blame ó was a little too much, too fast. You can expect some slowdown, but that doesn't mean we're not gonna make films. J.J. [Abrams] is busy making [Episode] IX. We have creative entities, including [Game of Thrones creators David] Benioff and [D.B.] Weiss, who are developing sagas of their own, which we haven't been specific about. And we are just at the point where we're gonna start making decisions about what comes next after J.J.'s. But I think we're gonna be a little bit more careful about volume and timing. And the buck stops here on that.

Finally, some Disneyland purists are upset that there's going to be booze for sale in Star Wars Land.

We have to be careful we don't let people drink and then go on Autopia. (Laughs.)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Disney Marvel Cinematic Universe
« on: September 19, 2018, 09:40 AM »
They seem to be going pretty deep with the whole Kree backstory - Ronan, Korath, Mar-Vell, and that whole Kree strike team.  And then you tie in Fury and SHIELD, and the story of Coulson being brought back after the first Avengers film with what turned out to be reverse engineered Kree technology (including a Kree corpse), and it brings some things together nicely.  I hope that the de-aged Fury and Coulson don't look ridiculous!

I'm glad to see the Skrulls being brought into the MCU at last, too.  Ever since projects like Thor, Avengers and GOTG took the stories beyond the bounds of Earth, the Skrulls have been a notable absence.  I had heard something to the effect that they were part of Fox's realm of the Marvel film franchise along with the Fantastic Four.  But now that Disney is buying Fox, that doesn't seem to be as much of a thing.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: 2018 Vintage Collection Wave 3
« on: September 19, 2018, 09:29 AM »
I got tired of driving to all of the local Walmart stores, so I just placed orders last night for Han Solo, 3 x Tank Drivers and 3 x Range Troopers.  I tacked on some other stuff to bring up the price and save on shipping.  I'm curious to see how long it's going to take EE to fill the TVC orders.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Disney Marvel Cinematic Universe
« on: September 18, 2018, 08:55 AM »
This just dropped:

Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel - Official Trailer

I never thought I'd see the day when a NIN t-shirt would be considered "vintage".

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The Vintage Collection / Re: 2018 Vintage Collection Wave 3
« on: September 17, 2018, 09:42 AM »
Someone in my area posted on the NJ forum that they found TVC wave 3.  It's surprising to see these two waves hitting back to back like this, but we've been in such a drought for a while that this is not unwelcome news.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: TVC Rogue One Imperial Assault Tank
« on: September 16, 2018, 04:49 PM »
I've heard some people on another forum talking about ordering the tank from B&N.  Evidently there's a pretty good 20% off coupon, and it's in stock on the Barnes and Noble site

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Solo / Re: Solo 3.75" Mission on Vandor-1 4-Pack
« on: September 15, 2018, 11:58 AM »
Sounds like some shill bidding is going on there.  And when I checked their items for sale they werenít offering anything as a BIN option. 

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The Vintage Collection / Re: Walmart Vintage Collection TIE Fighter
« on: September 14, 2018, 03:37 PM »
I spotted one of these in my local Walmart today.  Itís impressive to look at, and itís great to see something new on the shelf. But the price scanned at $79 even, so Iím going to hold off for a while. 

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Information that I came across indicates that the Bespin escape Leia will probably be coming out as part of a 9/30 reset, give or take a few days.

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Toy Reviews / Re: Nova Ubiquitous Action Figure Displays
« on: September 13, 2018, 04:43 PM »
Thanks for the tip, JJ!

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rumors
« on: September 13, 2018, 04:42 PM »
At that price I think they have to include the cape.  And I'd love it if you could even pose Grievous in that scorpion configuration he goes into in ROTS after Obi-Wan cuts off at least two of his hands.



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The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: September 13, 2018, 04:39 PM »
I managed to pick up Enfys Nest from TVC wave 2.  It would be nice to find the Tank Driver, or some of those price errors.  But I've got to say, the figure looks really good and it's nice to get a NEW super articulated figure at long last.

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Toy Reviews / Re: Nova Ubiquitous Action Figure Displays
« on: September 12, 2018, 12:13 PM »
Based on this review and some photos that Jayson posted, I finally pulled the trigger on this display.  I'm looking forward to putting it together, for sure.  But the big question seems to be just how to configure the thing!

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rumors
« on: September 12, 2018, 12:11 PM »
Now we know why Hasbro was asking about that $29.99 price point for 6" Black Series figures in that survey.  ::)

But truthfully?  I can understand why a character like Grievous would demand more attention/tooling in order to present a good figure in the 6" figure line.  And presenting some sort of Deluxe figure line would actually be pretty welcome to me.  I guess the question then is how intricate would a 6" TBS Deluxe figure line get?

As for whether or not it's an exclusive?  I would prefer Grievous to be a general release.  Target has been reasonably good with exclusives (except for the Gamorrean Guard in my region), but I guess we'll see soon enough.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Batman v Superman / Justice League / DC Movies
« on: September 12, 2018, 10:15 AM »
So Warner Brothers think that THIS was one of their problems with the DC universe?

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER:  Henry Cavill Out as Superman Amid Warner Bros.' DC Universe Shake-Up (Exclusive)

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