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Hey Indy!  Nice to see you around these parts.  Thanks for posting the info on this stuff.

That picture is hilarious.  "Everyone come say goodbye!  There goes whats-her-name!"

Haha!  Haters gonna hate.  I'm still playing BF and loving every minute of it.  It's probably weak compared to other similar games, but for infrequent gamers like me it still rules.  I don't need a ton of complexity in a game to make it fun, but hoping this next one is a better fit for everyone.

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2017 Hasbro Star Wars Fan Figure Vote
« on: April 19, 2017, 05:30 PM »
I hope all these knobs speak with their wallets and buy all the soon to be peg warming Jaina Solo figures when they're released.   ::)

I will be buying up multiples of Jaina.  My son and I are reading the young jedi knights stories right now and he loves them, even knowing that they aren't part of the "real" storyline anymore. 

I'm not really in the "stick it to Disney" crowd as I like most of what they're doing and we wouldn't have awesome things like Rogue One or TFA without their involvement. That said, I think Disney equally stuck it to the EU crowd by merging Ben Skywalker and Jacen Solo into one person and basically converting the Imperial Remnant into the First Order.   If it's going to be pretty much the same thing, why not just call it what it was originally called to appease some of the EU fans?  When people change the source material for good reason, I've got no issues with that, but when they change it around just to "make it their own" it gets pretty irritating no matter how you spin it.  I'm looking at you Black Johnny Storm.

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2017 Hasbro Star Wars Fan Figure Vote
« on: April 19, 2017, 05:28 PM »

I'd actually love to get some of the vintage cantina aliens like a Hammerhead or Blue Snaggletooth.  Sim is a good pick, but I'm sending in my vote for Tzizvvt, so we can get them both on the list.  I like him in a Cantina display more than just upgrading my other dignitaries. 


Yeah, I'm not losing any sleep over it.  I actually think slightly better of him now, since he's saved people oodles of tax dollars from prison costs, appeals, etc.   

That's a great deal.  I feel that was one of the more well done 6" figures as well.

I've had a lot of interaction with Gamestop over the last few weeks after not getting in to pick up my R5 in time, then struggling to find one locally.  Here's what I found:

  • All the stores I called seemed to have gotten 2 R5's in stock.  Most sound like they sold out same day
  • Across 5-6 stores, everyone I spoke to thought this was the only shipment they were getting
  • If you reserve an item on the site, the standard hold is 24 hours, but sounded like they could put it back out at the end of the day if you don't show.  It's not any kind of formal hold system.  They just have a drawer behind the counter for holds with a post-it note, so it's probably pretty easy to nab someone else's hold items (accidentally or on purpose)
  • Gamestop does let you pre-order items for store pickup to save shipping, but I don't know if that was an option for R5.  The site says "Not available for Pick Up at Store" on the Battefront II Trooper

Awesome! I just hope no self-righteous turds take credit for it.  :D

Too late.

Wow that guy is such a ******bag.

My next choice would be a Sandtrooper/Dewback, which I'm a little surprised we haven't already seen given the plethora of Sandtroopers in a comparably small lineup.

No - it was not easy to cancel my pre-order for the R5-D4, but on the upside it might land you the R5-D4 you still need...

I had grabbed an R5-D4 from the local store and then went online to cancel the order.  There was no way to do it online so I had to send an e-mail, which seemed to annoy the customer service team.  They sent a confusing e-mail and then followed up a day later and said they couldn't cancel the order because it was already boxed and ready to ship, even though it didn't ship for another three days.

At the very least you should be able to return it to a store if you don't want it, but then you'll be out the shipping/handling fees.

Not surprising, but good to know.  If it's not easy to cancel, I'll just keep the pre-order then and eat the $6 handling.  It's worth the extra few bucks to not have to call around and stress about finding one.

I pre-ordered for what it's worth.  Not a fan of the added service fee, but it's worth locking one in if stores only get one or two of these things. 

Dave - was it easy to cancel your pre-order?  I'll use this to hold it, but probably cancel if I can easily find one in stores.

Love the figure - cool piping and Imperial troops are always awesome.

Okay thanks.  So, sticking with the tradition of some cool extras, but most of what you need/want is in the standard release. 

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS)
« on: April 18, 2017, 12:05 PM »
I don't know that the Jedi "rules" were intended to say everyone must dress the same and have everything equal among them.  I took the message to mean that any real concern over possessions or specific people was dangerous because fear of losing your stuff or loved ones can lead you to abuse your powers in order to protect it.  That doesn't mean that they can't show some preference for blue versus green or pick out their own clothes or honor their heritage though.  They can have all that cool stuff, they just aren't supposed to form an attachment to it. 

I think they need to tread very carefully on this with the next movie.  Anakin's fall and the destruction of the Jedi was all based on his fear of losing Padme.  The rules weren't wrong in that regard.  Luke seems to easily cast off his attachments - his home, his T-16, his landspeeder, his aunt/uncle.  And when Vader taunts him about his sister, he starts treading that dark side line.  Sure seems like they have built up a lot of history as this being the right path for force users.  Maybe you could argue that Vader's attachment to his son is what brings him back to the light, but even there the wording from Vader is "Tell your sister you were right, there was still good in me" versus "I couldn't bear to lose my son to the Emperor." 

I'm sure the movie will be awesome, but I always get a little concerned when they start mucking with the learning/morales from previous films.

Love it.  They did an awesome job with the accessories and packaging.  $50 for one figure isn't even all that crazy to me with how well this is done.  On the flip side, I haven't been able to nab a SDCC exclusive on my own for several years now, so not holding my breath to luck into finding this in the 7 minute availability window.

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