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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: Walgreens Black Series 6" C-3PO
« on: August 10, 2017, 06:16 PM »
One of the few exclusives I found right off the bat. Good for folks who still need him.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: TLJ Black Series 3.75" Wave 1
« on: August 10, 2017, 03:54 PM »
If these are out for Force Friday, will make an interesting dilemma as far which figures I buy. Nah, I'll buy them all.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Deluxe 2-Packs
« on: August 9, 2017, 01:52 PM »
Thanks! Placed my order for them and Fenn Rau.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 8, 2017, 04:21 PM »
Kind of like I mentioned in an earlier post, this would be very destabilizing for Dany, not just in terms of her claim, but her sense of purpose. Her entire life is going to be turned upside down. This might be where this season ends, actually, with her on the verge perhaps of finally taking the throne, or having taken it, to have it taken out from under her.

I go back to her vision at the end of season 2, in the House of the Undying. She enters the throne room which has been partially destroyed. It is winter. She approaches the throne, intent to take it, but then leaves it behind. She follows the cry of the dragons out the gate and through the Wall. I think her ultimate destiny is in the North, against the White Walkers.

Probably is the Judicial Trooper, which along with the Elite Guards is not all that interesting.  :-\

If this turns out to be the guards, I'll definitely be skipping. To my eye they're not interesting at all. Something about them makes me think of vintage Dr. Who and not in a good way. I'm curious to see if the Knights of Red will play any role going forward. I'd love figures of all of those guys.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 7, 2017, 05:38 PM »
She's still be the rightful heir to the throne - trueborn daughter versus bastard son.

That's possible, though there may be legitimacy to R+L that we're unaware of in terms of marriage. That would place Jon ahead of Dany in the line of succession, and in reality - which I don't know the show will get to since it's speeding up so fast - the public revelation of his ancestry would be political disaster for Dany, regardless of his legitimacy. For the people of Westeros, it would be the devil you know, or in this case, the Targaryen.

If Jon and Danerys both survive to the end, who ends up on the Iron Throne?  What do you do with the one who doesn't get the throne?

I've always been of the thought that it's not Dany's ultimate fate to end up as queen. I believe she dies in battle defeating the White Walkers. The throne, if there's one at all, is going to go to someone out of left field (Missandei strikes me as a suitable populist who is a bit better at articulating Dany's vision than the queen herself, sometimes).

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 7, 2017, 03:41 PM »
The image of Jaime falling through the water seemed to be a direct callback to the pilot, when Bran fell from the tower because Jaime pushed him.

Good call.

His (potential) capture by Dany also calls back to his capture by Robb at the end of season one. Having him gives Dany enormous leverage, one would think, with Cersei, but... things are a bit different now.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 7, 2017, 03:19 PM »
If his R+L=J theory is true... I don't really get why Ned would keep Jon's dad from knowing about it, given his feelings for Jon's mom kicked off the whole rebellion in the first place. :P

This is also one of my questions; I also feel like L could have sent a raven and ended the whole thing. I do feel there's another shoe to drop here with the theory, though. Mostly because if it proves out 100%, it dislocates Dany from her role in the narrative (rightful heir to the throne, from her perspective) which seems to me, against what GRRM is doing in the story. Could be wrong though.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 7, 2017, 02:22 PM »
I'm thinking Jon and Dany's coming to terms will be in the form of a marriage proposal. That could be upset by certain information coming to light, but I also think there is some uncertainty in the R+L=J theory that leaves a door open to someone else being Jon's father.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 7, 2017, 11:48 AM »
 :o :o :o

I watched this twice last night. The battle was better than most - maybe any - action sequence in any film this year, with the exception maybe of Dunkirk. Amazing.

So I was wrong about a dragon dying, at least for now, but they had me on the edge of my seat. It was weird to be simultaneously worried that Drogon and Bronn were both going to eat it. Made sense for Bronn to die here, but I'm sensing he has some future, probably with Dany's forces. I think Ayra's future is also diverging from what she expected. I don't think she'll be in Winterfell long, and we'll see here riding north where she'll fight against the White Walkers with that blade. Maybe after she stabs Litterfinger with it.

I would think so, too and I'm sure they've thought several times in the last several years it'd be nice to have a book out.  :)

I'm sort of the mind GRRM will now wait until the show is over to publish the book. From a marketing standpoint, there's probably more value in sustaining the brand beyond the show with the promise of further books (Look! See how it's different). That's a pure guess, and I do think he is just very, very slow at writing.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Vintage Collection Rumors
« on: August 6, 2017, 01:27 PM »
Agree 100%, though I think Hasbro finding the right balance in production/distribution is the one area they consistently fall flat. It's clear they are hyper aware of it, so maybe they'll get to it once and for all, but going back to 09, this has been a major issue. I talked to Daryl DePriest at NYCC 2011 about volume/distribution, and it was getting fixed then.

Better pics are on Instagram of the pilot and the visor is transparent. Looks very good.

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