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I'm with Jeff on this one.  I'm sure these will hit retail in good numbers, sometime in early 2018.

You know your Star Wars distribution/product management sucks when it is worse than K-Mart's.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6 Inch Figures?
« on: April 4, 2017, 11:06 AM »
They make them in all different sizes.

They're also somewhat adjustable.  The wire part that goes around the figures waist can telescope up and down a bit.   

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6 Inch Figures?
« on: April 4, 2017, 10:08 AM »
I use them as well, although bought them via Amazon.   They're pretty easy to come by.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: April 4, 2017, 10:07 AM »
They need to stop teasing Rick losing hand(s)....or Carl or Carl's hands.

Does Rick lose a hand in the comics?

Probably too much trouble to go through each episode for makeup and CGI.  A lot easier just to throw on an eye patch for Carl.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Disney Buys LFL
« on: March 31, 2017, 12:29 PM »
Check out this rather extensive article from Star Wars News Net.  It covers some things that may happen in the near term (Episode VIII), a project or two that may be revealed at Celebration next week, and what Disney's long term plans may be for the franchise in the longer term.  Collider's Jedi Council is reporting some similar news as well.

I hope this is all mostly true.  Obi-Wan movie with Ewan?  Yes please!  Bounty Hunters with Boba Fett?  Yes!  Star Wars on TV?  Hell yes!

I'm hoping some of this will get confirmed at Celebration.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 28, 2017, 11:46 AM »
I'll be interested to see what Dwight's role will be.  I haven't read the comics (and please don't tell me what happens with him in the comics if its relevant), but they've spent a fair amount of time developing his character this season.  It would be great if he joins the Alexandria/Hilltop crew and helps take down The Saviors.  Him and Darryl (and Jesus) could be an awesome bromance scavenging crew.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 28, 2017, 10:51 AM »
Who is Negans "little bird"??

I'm stumped on that one too.  Not sure if they've got a spy in Hilltop, The Kingdom, or Alexandria.  There don't appear to be any obvious choices other than maybe the leader of Hilltop, but he doesn't appear to have communicated anything directly yet.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Star Wars Stand Alone #2 - Han Solo!
« on: March 23, 2017, 11:53 PM »
I hope the name change for Han is not a major plot point and not something stupid.  I'm hoping its a thirty second thing, like his name was Bob Duet when he was a Imperial Naval Cadet and busted Chewie out he became a wanted man, so he needed to change his name to help avoid being caught and that's what his astromech randomly generated.  He shrugs and moves on.

I thought Lucas did a great job with young Indy in The Last Crusade where he developed his fear of snakes and got his chin scar.  If its something kind of intentionally hokey like that it might be fun.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILER FREE)
« on: March 22, 2017, 04:45 PM » has your answer, including pics of the different covers/cases for the retail exclusives.

Thanks Jeff.

Looks like there is also the standard edition available everywhere.  I noticed Target has a $5 gift card they're offering with a Rogue One pre-order.  Looks like that is the way I'll go.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILER FREE)
« on: March 22, 2017, 03:49 PM »
I assume we're getting different packaging, different extras, etc. at the different retailers with the Rogue One DVD/Blu-Ray release on April 4th.  Or is it going to be the same at all retailers?

Anybody got any info on what to expect in a couple of weeks?

I for one think the paint apps, washes, etc. are far superior on the 5POA stuff, and as a result I actually prefer the quality and price point of the 5POA figures.

Although I agree with you Jeff that if Hasbro increased the quality and maybe added a useful pack-in I wouldn't have a problem spending $20 for 5.75" SA figure.  I personally find the current $14 price point with mixed quality and exclusive distribution very sub-optimal.  I've bought all the new sculpts they've created, and generally like them (after sorting through all the bad paint apps) but I don't think their product strategy is all that great for SA figs.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: March 21, 2017, 11:44 AM »
Went to Japan for work and had a chance to catch up on "comic book movies" while sitting on the plane.  I'm not a comic book guy, so I don't have built in biases based on a childhood love for certain characters and story lines.

  • Dr. Strange - very solid
  • Captain America Civil War - meh.  Glad I waited to watch it while trapped on a plane for 12 hours.  Didn't like how the used the bad guys.
  • Suicide Squad - unwatchable.  I made it about 30 minutes in and then decided taking a short nap would be far more entertaining.

I think my threshold for good movies lowers while sitting on a plane (what else are you going to do?).  I'm guessing if I had rented/streamed these movies I would have rated them lower.

Saw a bunch of others as well.  Pete's Dragon was decent as was The Accountant (surprisingly).  Watched a documentary movie on The Beatles by Ron Howard that was enjoyable.  The Secret Life of Pets was pretty bad.  There are probably a few more I watched too but am blanking on.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 3 (Spoilers)
« on: March 21, 2017, 11:33 AM »
Loved the quick saber battle!

The only thing that really bugged me was when Ezra made it back to the rebel base and didn't mention Obi-Wan to anyone.  You would have thought finding a Jedi Master would have been big news he would want to share the second he landed.  I would have thought Ob-Wan would have told Ezra not to share this info, or maybe he would have got back to base and had a conversation with Kanan or Bail and they would have come to a similar conclusion of leaving Obi-Wan alone.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 20, 2017, 10:28 AM »
Yeah, I don't get the Sasha / Rosita thing either.  Boring episode, and with the crew gearing up for war, I don't really understand them being overcome with the need to strike early.  They can't wait a couple more weeks to take part in the killing of Negan that they've got to recklessly strike out on their own?

Rogue One / Re: Nerf
« on: March 13, 2017, 07:18 PM »
I sprung for the Stormtrooper glowstrike blaster.  The kids and I love it!  Its really pretty cool how the light charges up the bullets to create the glowing laser effect.  Fun times, but it makes it hard to put the kids to bed when we're busy blasting each other with glowstrike nerf bullets.

Only $26 at Target.

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