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Other Toy Lines / Re: Funko 3.75" Action Figure Lines
« on: August 29, 2017, 05:14 PM »
One of the sets had a Demogorgon leg just floating around which must have come loose during shipping.

Since reading your post, I've read four more reports/pics on social media where Demogorgon is missing a leg or had one come loose during transit/shipping.  Seems like more than just a one-off mishap...

The Last Jedi / Re: TLJ 3.75" Figure 2-Packs
« on: August 28, 2017, 11:23 PM »
Hopefully when we get some nicer high-res, it will be easier to tell, but it looks like he's all-new to me - TFA arms don't have the sleeve pockets; shirt is different, jacket/pockets are different, belt buckle is different, gunbelt buckle is different, hair is parted different...

Looking at the pic again just now makes me even sadder that this Han looks so cheap - guess the guy who painted the Rogue One 2-pack Poe was the one responsible for painting this one too. :(

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 28, 2017, 01:07 PM »
Something has happened on this show and I can't quite put my finger on it... but I'm not loving it the way I used to love it.

Maybe it's sloppy writing or maybe it's my expectations, but a lot of my "book love" is making me have a hard time with the show these days...

1) I-magic Dragons.  All we heard about was how it was a Magic Wall filled with ancient magic.  Only to be taken out with dead dragon fire....  ok, fine - But then what was Night King's plan without the dragon?  How was he gonna get through the magic, impenetrable wall without the dragon he lucked into last week?  Or are we pretending that his plan all along was to get one of Dany's dragons to take out the wall... which I'm not sure how he would have known they were even alive?

2) Agree with Darby - felt let down with the whole way the Sansa/Arya thing went down with Littlefinger.  Glad he is finally gone and shown for the fraud he was, but just seemed like it was just a lazy, clunky way to go about it. Agree that it would have been nice seeing them figure it out instead of trying to make it a surprise twist that everyone saw coming for the most part.

3) Plot Expo-fest 2017 with Sam and Bran.  Nothing like spelling it all out for those who haven't been paying attention the past seven years I guess.  Nice to get Jon's real name, I guess. But again, just a clunky way to get that info out... right as Jon was getting a little incest on... so strange and creepy.  If only someone would let Jon in on it finally.

For the most part, I liked the finale.  Just didn't wow me the way I was hoping.  Hoping this Night King stuff has some purpose to the overall narrative in the story and isn't just a flashy distraction to the seven kingdoms issues. 

The Last Jedi / Re: TLJ 3.75" Figure 2-Packs
« on: August 28, 2017, 12:40 PM »
the Bespin Han - it's a repaint of the TFA Han which doesn't look good at all.

He may look wonky thanks to the paint aps, but this Han is not a TFA repaint.  He looks all-new; even different from the 2014 Bespin Han sculpt.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 21, 2017, 10:46 AM »
I watched it twice...  I tried to like it... but that might have been my least favorite episode of GOT.   :-X

Jon making it out of the water was even more laughable than Bronn/Jaime's excape last week.  And then the last minute save by Benjenn seemed like a giant cheat too.  I know the lord of light has plans for Jon or whatever, but his ability to escape these death situations is getting ridiculous now.  Same goes for the rest of the super-seven.  The only one to die was Thoros of Myr and a bunch of redshirt wildlings?  I guess I should have seen it was coming, but come on - at least kill Beric or Jorah or someone too. 

And the time issues... I know it came up last week and I've been able to just go with the flow, but now?  Gendry runs all the way back to Eastwatch AND sends ravens to Dany AND she flies all the way up there in like what, half a day?  That all seemed way too fast....

And finally, as soon as Dany left with all THREE of her dragons, I knew there were only two possible outcomes - the white walker stuff ends tonight or one of the dragons was going to die.  Since they spent so much time setting up a meeting with Cercei, I knew they wouldn't have the balls to end the night king then and there... which meant they had to find a way to make it believable that she would leave without finishing off the white walkers right then and there with her three dragons.... 

So yep, dead dragon.   :-\   Now I can't help but feel that the whole point of the stupid idea/plan to go get a whight to bring to Cercei was just to a) give the night king an ice dragon and b) put off the eventual end of the war until next season.

I was really hoping that this season would end one of the wars and then next season would end the other.  It seemed like Cercei was screwed, but then they wiped out Dany's Dorne/Highgarden/Pyke allies.  Then, last night, they had a chance for Dany and her dragons to roast the Night King, but nope - he's a world class ice javelin thrower!  So now where are we?  Dany and what's left of her gang headed to KL next week to beg/ask for Cercei's help to team up against the night king?  Ugh.

And I didn't even get into the whole "Arya's been trained to tell lies from the truth but she fell for Littlefinger's stupid trap" nonsense.  Stupid Starks.  Maybe they all do deserve to die.  Ugh.

Maybe I need more time to digest.  Maybe I'm just disappointed since there are only a few episodes left, but what the hell did we accomplish this season?  Dany's army chopped in half, a bunch of her westeros alliances dead, Jon being a wuss, a dragon dying and now we have to go meet with Cercei to team up for next season?  Ugh.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 2017 HASCON 6" Captain Rex
« on: August 18, 2017, 11:51 AM »
Thanks to Forbidden Planet (who will be handling the european release of this figure), we've got new boxed shots of the conventon exclusive 6" Captain Rex -

Rumor for now, but Hollywood Reporter is claiming that Stephen Daldry is in early talks to direct a Star Wars standalone movie centering on Obi-Wan Kenobi.

There have been so many "Ewan wants to be Kenobi again" stories, that I wonder if he would do it... I supposed that depends on how old/young Obi-Wan is in the movie, obviously.

Sounds like the backetkit is finally coming soon.  Been saving up some pennies...  I'm already into this line at the "Gimme-Two-Steps" level, but can't resist buying more beer mugs, barrels, weapons, and blanks.

I have so many customs I want to try out (Harrison Ford/Cowboys and Aliens; Man from Snowy River, etc).  Can't wait to see the backer kit! (And can't wait for Stagecoach and horses and series 2 too!) :)

Here's the Kickstarter Link again for those who have no idea what I'm talking about. :P

LEGO / Re: 2017 New UCS Millennium Falcon
« on: August 16, 2017, 11:43 PM »
The main question I'm going to have is whether it's OT, Han Solo Movie, Sequel Trilogy, or if it's going to be interchangeable.

You can see BB-8 in the teaser video, so the guess is that it's supposed to be a TFA/TLJ era Falcon...  not confirmed though, obviously

Other Toy Lines / Locker Toys/Dream Concept 4" Zombie Labs Line
« on: August 16, 2017, 11:36 PM »
Anyone buying into the 1:18 scale Zombie Labs kickstarter from Dream Concepts (Locker Toys)?

They are fully compatible with HACKS from Boss Fight (since Boss Fight did the design work).  I'm not really sold on the zombies, but there is a lot of nice custom fodder in those survivor figures.  Especially like the stuff like "Robin" the police officer from The Dark Knight Rises er, the world of imagination.

I'm still trying to decide just how much I can get... funds are a little tight with Force Friday coming and Chicken Fried Toys getting ready to start up their backer kit, where I'm eyeing up buying more bottle, beer mugs, weapons, and blanks/bucks for customs.

So much cool designer stuff happening in the 3.75" scale... not enough money to buy into everything. :(

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: August 16, 2017, 11:51 AM »
it makes me think that the 3.75" Black Series is probably coming back in some form for Force Friday.

And, with it being Walmart, I'm assuming that form is even MORE TFA Phasma/Han/Leia cases.  :P

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 14, 2017, 01:24 PM »
I agree on the force time-travel issues being necessary. Not much time left in the show's run to waste an episode sailing to Dragonstone, another sailing back to Eastwatch, etc.

Same goes with Jaime/Bronn.  Kinda lame... but then so was "sneaking" into King's Landing by just heading onto a beach in a small boat in the middle of the day.  Can't even go at night?  The good outweighs the occasional mis-step in the name of story/character movements.

The Last Jedi / Re: TLJ 3.75" First Order Playset?
« on: August 14, 2017, 10:25 AM »
This reminds me of some kind of an upscaled Micro Machines set crossed with the vintage Death Star.

Yeah... and hard to tell if that's worth $200 to me.    :-\

From that 2nd Target pic that Jayson linked, it looks like there are electronics in the BB-8 (maybe the whole playset too), probably helps explain the price a lil bit, especially if the $200 version comes with the $30 Force Link thingy too.

I'm going to go the patient route on this.  Hopefully I'll end up with one, but not going to pay $200 when all I really want are the figures.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 14, 2017, 10:13 AM »
Jesus Christ, the most important sentence in the whole damn show is a throwaway line by Gilley!

I stood up in my living room and yelled, "what the actual ****, Samwell! Shut up and let Gilly talk!"

I hope that book was one of the ones they stole as they bolted from Oldtown.  Going to be interesting to see how the show puts all these pieces together for Jon... or if they ever do?  Maybe we'll get to know who he is, but he never does?

Also, the way Drogon was smelling Jon and then let Jon pet him... awesome!

It was going to be hard to top last week's episode, but this one was very good. I liked the trip to KL.  Jaime/Tyrion scene was interesting, the Jaime/Cercei stuff not as much.  Wouldn't be surprised if she was lying to him about pregnancy to strenghten his loyalty. Also not sure why they are bringing back Gendry at this point?

I liked the super-team-up group headed beyond the wall.  I know they took some redshirt wildings with them, but gotta imagine a few of those guys don't make it back from that mission.  Would be sad to see Tormud go before he had one last scene with Brienne.  Wouldn't be sad to see Beric finally go, Thoros too... but he may have more Azor Ahai stuff to exposition to viewers.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: TLJ Black Series 3.75" Wave 1
« on: August 11, 2017, 05:03 PM »
So what's this about TBS 3.75" no longer being exclusive to Walmart?

Nothing official yet, but Previews/Diamond solicited the two Rogue One figure cases recently, so at least they are going to be made available via comic shops.

There are hints that online shops will be able to carry them, but nothing on whether places like Target or TRU will be carrying them...

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