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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Disney Star Wars Land
« on: Today at 09:47 AM »
Check out this update on Star Wars Galaxy's Edge.  They've posted some videos that are previews of the experiences that park-goers can expect:

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run Coming to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Coming to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

And very notably?  The Star Wars maestro himself, John Williams, has composed music that will be featured in Galaxy's Edge:

John Williams Creating New and Original Star Wars Themes Exclusively for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Solo / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: November 15, 2018, 08:02 PM »
Amazon has the battle damaged TIE Fighter for $32.97

TV-9D9 / Re: The Mandalorian- Coming to Disney+ in 2019
« on: November 15, 2018, 04:13 PM »
Also joining the cast of The Mandalorianformer MMA star Gina Carano.  She has had a few acting roles prior to this project, including the first Deadpool movie.

The packaging choices do seem kind of random at times.  I *KIND OF* understood the color of the Walgreens exclusive Force Spirit Obi-Wan Kenobi (it was kind of like the figure).  But the all black packaging?  The inspiration is beyond me.

TV-9D9 / Re: Live-Action Star Wars TV Show Planned for 2019
« on: November 14, 2018, 08:18 AM »
The lead in The Mandalorian has reportedly been cast, and according to Variety it will be actor Pedro Pascal.  You may know him from television roles on HBO's Game of Thrones, Narcos on Netflix and the film Kingsmen - The Golden Circle.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
« on: November 12, 2018, 07:06 AM »
It was good to see some action in last night's episode.  And including Poe Dameron in the story certainly helps.  But I'm starting to take issue with bumbling Kaz and his hapless antics.  I get the attempt to appeal to kids, but Kaz has been coming across like an idiot who barely survives these situations in spite of himself.

TV-9D9 / Re: Disney Announces Cassian Andor TV Series
« on: November 10, 2018, 09:22 AM »
Along the same lines as what Matt mentioned, the whole spy/espionage angle could potentially open this series up for some crossover with Rebels.  Specifically, I’m wondering if Fulcrum will be a plot line in this show.  A live action Ahsoka Tano is something that a significant segment of fandom seem to want to see. 

TV-9D9 / Re: Disney Announces Cassian Andor TV Series
« on: November 9, 2018, 09:16 AM »
The way Rogue One established more of the Rebellion prior to the Battle of Yavin was really interesting.  And I agree, the Ring of Kafrene was a pretty interesting location. 

Seeing Cassian build up that relationship with a source like Tivik would be cool.  And incorporating characters like Mon Mothma, Bail Organa, and others on the Rebel Alliance council would build on the depth of the project.  But I really want to see how he "acquires" K-2SO.  That will be fantastic to see!

From a story perspective there are lots of places to go.  In RO Cassian said to Jyn that he's been in the fight since he was 6 years old.  Was that during the Clone Wars?  Clearly the show can't go that far back.  But if the show is talking about the formative years of the Rebellion, will it take on how rebel cells banded together to form the Alliance?  It might be too much to ask if the Ghost crew might have some kind of crossover with this series.

The Vintage Collection / Re: TVC Rogue One Imperial Assault Tank
« on: November 8, 2018, 08:34 AM »
I wanted to get another tank, but even at that one day deal price I couldn't pull the trigger.  It's one of the most amazing vehicles that Hasbro has made in the Sequel Trilogy era.  For me it was a budget decision.

Other Collectibles / Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« on: November 4, 2018, 12:23 PM »
I saw some posts from Fantha Tracks about these turning up in UK clearance outlets that are affiliated with TJ Maxx/Marshalls.  It might be worth taking a look at your local TJ Maxx if you want to get one of these droids on a budget.

1:6 Scale Figures and Collectibles / Re: 1/6 Hot Toys Deluxe R2-D2
« on: November 2, 2018, 03:22 PM »

I was able to get the 3 x 6” TBS exclusives at the Disney Store today.  The store I went to had plenty of each (Zuckuss, Phasma & battle damaged Stormtrooper).  It was nice to get these relatively quick, and it was definitely easier to get them than the Target and Walmart exclusives.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 2018 Non-US Convention Reveals
« on: October 31, 2018, 06:32 PM »
Nice!  Is it too much to ask that Mace's lightsaber hilt have the initials BMF on them?

The Vintage Collection / Re: Vintage Collection Rumors
« on: October 31, 2018, 01:44 PM »
The only upside on this release is the improved paint apps.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Solo Wave 4
« on: October 30, 2018, 07:54 PM »
This wave turned up earlier today on HTS.  I was able to order Val, L3-37 and Rio Durant.  The rest of the wave was sold out.

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