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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: October 15, 2017, 03:03 AM »
It's a gorgeous movie. See it on the biggest screen you can. Steps on its on toes a few times, but all in all, a fantastic movie that functions very well on its own as well as a sequel.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rey with Speeder
« on: October 14, 2017, 01:56 PM »
Anybody buying these?

Seems with the discounts the future for more vehicles like this is probably limited. Were there any people were looking for? I know the Dewback is coming (well, we'll see) but beyond him... I would have thought the Snowspeeder and maybe even the A-Wing were possibilities. Both obviously a little larger. Probe Droid. Any number of CW / PT speeder bikes but I think the market on those is pretty limited.

I see via the Find It function there a few in town. Wasn't going to buy this, but seems pretty cool in reviews. Sigh.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS)
« on: October 10, 2017, 10:56 AM »
A bunch of exploding ships and random fight scenes....

To be fair, isn't this every SW trailer?  ;)

I enjoyed it. This is the most fake out trailer of all time, though. I do think there is a distinct possibility that Rey and Kylo are headed in opposite directions. She may be drifting toward the dark side - Luke's reticence could push her toward another teacher - and Kylo may be leaning back toward the light. Or we could just get to the end of the movie and still know nothing about either of them. The Rey haters will be off the chart with this and the movie, because it's clear Rey is too. That makes sense, given her facility in TFA. She's also a far better 'candidate' for Snoke than Kylo, which I imagine we'll see play out.

I keep eyeing the speeders at Wally. Down to $45 here. I'm unloading chunks of my collection, but for some reason I want these.

I am glad the VC line is returning, and it will probably be successful. I will not be collecting it in any major way. That's mostly my own personal situation re: collecting/space. I will definitely be buying to open in some cases and in very select cases, to leave carded.

The Last Jedi / Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
« on: October 5, 2017, 12:20 PM »
Yeah this is where I'm at. The SW films - and credit where credit is due, TFA and RO gave us a lot of new - have always been about new stuff. This one, at least in what we've been presented so far, is not. I don't know if that's just this film, or what. I don't mind some of the do-overs like Asty and Hux, but man. Give us some new stuff.

The Last Jedi / Re: TLJ 3.75" Figure 2-Packs
« on: October 5, 2017, 11:33 AM »
Great figures both - Finn turned out great.

The Last Jedi / Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
« on: October 5, 2017, 11:32 AM »
I appreciate the do over on the pilot, but so far the TLJ line seems to be in large measure the TFA figures, again.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: October 4, 2017, 08:43 PM »
You know, when they first announced this I was like WHY but it looks great. Reviews are good. Fingers crossed.


This day sucks.

I didn't know him, either but knew of him and I am sad to hear of his passing. RIP.

Modern Classifieds / FS: TVC Carded Collection
« on: September 29, 2017, 11:48 AM »
Hey guys, I am moving and downsizing quite a bit. I have a substantial TVC carded collection I am in the process of selling. Some of it is on eBay already, but I thought if anyone here has any holes they need to fill, I might be able to help. Might be easier to say what I don't have right now, since there's over a 100 figures I'm working through.

NOT Available:

Republic Trooper
Darth Malgus
Shae Vizla
Balista Shan
Ahsoka Tano
CW Obi Wan
CW Anakin
CW ARC Trooper
Ponda Baba
Echo Base Trooper
Gamorrean Guard
Any REVENGE variants
Any deleted scenes figures
Any VOTC clamshell figures

If you have any interests, please PM directly. Looking for fair prices, and willing to deal.


Collector's Tips / Re: Selling a Collection
« on: September 26, 2017, 10:25 AM »
I'm not selling everything, but I'm downsizing significantly and I've gone to eBay to start. I'm doing pretty well on TVC, so far. Like Jesse says though, it is tedious. I have a lot of stuff I just don't need, including some bigger vehicles that I'll probably try and unload locally.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: September 26, 2017, 12:26 AM »
The scene was gratuitous, but then pretty much everything was in ID. On the scale, though, you're totally right.

I was thinking more about the Discovery premiere, and I got to thinking - I know what the problem with the set up is i.e. Burnham.


Georgiou's death should have been the trigger for this emotional crisis she faces, after perhaps repressing it all her life, growing up as a Vulcan. Right now we're left thinking the encounter with the Klingons triggers this memory and emotion she's been repressing, but she's fairly emotive (logical, sure, though not critical) and all of that undercuts what I think is meant to be her arc. She's shown as spirited and competitive, in direct opposition to how she first arrives on the Shenzou (well, she's always competitive) and her trajectory in the two episodes is less about her emotional disposition than her mental one.


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