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1. Lando Calrissian (Bespin)
2. Han Solo (Bespin)
3. 4-LOM
4. Zuckuss
5. Dengar
6. Emperor's Royal Guard
7. Jawas
8. Gamorrean Guard
9. Hammerhead
10. Maz Kanata

Another nice set, and it would be nice if that melted Vader helmet was included in the eventual regular release - but I'm not getting my hopes up.

That looks really nice, glad to see we are getting the ANH Obi. I'd like to get this set, because the little accessories look neat - but I haven't been able to get a Star Wars exclusive after the show for years. Seems like this should be released to retail down the road though, so that's good.

Modern Classifieds / WTB: Loose Rey Figures
« on: June 20, 2016, 03:08 PM »
I mentioned it in the Takodana Encounter thread, but if anyone is looking to unload the Rey figure from that set, please let me know. Our daughter is having a Star Wars birthday next month, and we were looking to pack a Rey figure in each of the gift bags for her friends if we were able to get some picked up in time. I've already had a couple of helpers here (thanks Rob and Diddly!), which has been amazing. Thanks so much.

Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars Posters
« on: June 14, 2016, 02:55 PM »
Does anyone here know of anywhere you can get a reprint of the old Kenner "Happy Birthday Star Wars" poster with the original figures surrounding the cake? I always loved that poster, and I was curious if there was a way to get a version of it affordable. I know the originals are crazy high on eBay, but I don't mind a reprint. Anyone have one of these or know of where they might be available?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do You Have Pets?
« on: June 14, 2016, 02:44 PM »
So sorry to hear about your loss Rob, and we'll keep you in our prayers as well Matt. We lost our dog of fourteen and a half years, two years ago this summer, and it is still difficult. We had a cancer situation as well, which makes it tough when you are considering their quality of life and everything. Thinking of both of you.

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA Takodana Encounter Battle Pack
« on: June 4, 2016, 10:43 PM »
If anyone out there is picking up this set and doesn't have any use for the Rey repack, please let me know. Our daughter wants a Rey/Star Wars themed birthday next month, and we were hoping to put a Rey in each little gift bag for her friends if we could pick them up on the cheap. If anyone has any they are looking to unload, please just let me know.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: May 27, 2016, 09:55 AM »
As far as Marvel's situation, they haven't ever really done a "reboot".

That's completely inaccurate.  At the beginning of Secret Wars last year, the Marvel Multiverse was destroyed.  Dr. Doom cobbled together a kingdom, saving (or recreating) everyone he could.  A handful of heroes who survived the destruction in lifeboats orchestrated a civil war against Doom and won.  In the end, the new unified universe was created by Franklin Richards.  It combined elements of the traditional Marvel universe, Ultimate universe, and the cinematic universe.

It was a full-scale reboot.

You are absolutely right, there was a lot of condensing of universes and definitely a fresh start again, I guess it comes down to what you consider a reboot. Comic book stuff is always murky in that way to me. I look at something like DC's New 52, where not only was every comic restarted with #1 issues but the previous history was essentially erased or rewritten as well. Batman had only been operating for 5 years, but still had all the Robins at some point. The Justice League hadn't gotten together yet, and when they did assemble Cyborg was a founding member and Martian Manhunter wasn't anywhere to be found. Wally West completely disappeared, then came back as essentially a different character...there wasn't a JSA, etc. there are lots of examples, but they essentially took the approach of "this is the first time any of this happened, or any of them met, etc.". They even went back and did a "Zero Year" storyline with Batman.

The Marvel stuff is a little bit different. Yes, they consolidated the Ultimate Universe with the 616 (and others), essentially plucking their favorite stuff or versions from throughout worlds or storylines (Miles Morales, Old Man Logan, etc., but the overall Marvel history was still in tact and generally the same. The characters still know each other, have extensive histories (as in they didn't just start being heroes and didn't just form teams), and the stuff that happened before still exists. The various Marvel comics still reference things that happened prior to Secret Wars, or even the Secret War itself in some cases. A fresh start for sure, but not necessarily a total reboot to me. Again, it's all in how you look at a reboot I guess. Like back when Marvel started up the now gone Ultimate Universe, if they would have quit publishing the regular 616 books and just stuck with the Ultimate U as the Marvel Universe, that is a hard reboot to me. The characters initially are based off of classic versions in most cases, but the stories became very different.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: May 26, 2016, 03:38 PM »
I'm usually pretty open minded when they try these shake ups in the comic books, knowing that eventually things will go back to normal. I've seen nearly every hero die, then come back, be mind controlled, or have their body taken over by a villain....and eventually things go back. That being said, this one just doesn't sit right with me. There is a good article over at Newsarama, "Why can't they just let Captain America be Captain America", basically detailing how since he was "killed" after Civil War he has been lost in time, then in another dimension, then aged, then depowered, and now this. It seems to work well with the movies having Cap be the All-American leader, who always does the right thing...the comics seem to shy away from that. This twist, and they said there is no doppelgänger, mind control, etc. to this, fundamentally changes the character. Hopefully things will work out, it's only one issue, but this is one change I'm not a fan of.

As far as Marvel's situation, they haven't ever really done a "reboot". They start over at new number ones, nearly yearly, but the previous stories and history are still in tact. They almost run the books like tv in a way, with a new "season" each year. I guess this keeps the history for older readers, while offering an easy entry point for new readers. I think they think an "issue 542" might scare some people off. DCs New 52 initiative that is just wrapping up now, was more of a reboot that started a new history, which they seem to be course correcting a bit now by bringing back stuff from prior to that. Hopefully it works, because I had dropped down to basically 3 books now from DC as the rest seemed unfamiliar or dark for dark's sake.

Same here. I keep checking our local stores, but I'm not hopeful. I've never seen anything other than the first wave repacks on pegs here anyways, and usually not even those. Not sure if it is our area, but we just don't seem to see the WM exclusives at our stores whether it is Star Wars, Marvel, Funko, or whatever. If anyone is able to help me out with this wave, I'd really appreciate it. As much as I want these type of figures to continue, I hope they find another outlet. Ideally, replace the armor up line/price point with these, available everywhere.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: May 6, 2016, 01:33 PM »
So pumped, going today after the kiddo gets out of school. Without spoiling anything, is there one or two after credits clips? Just curious if there was something all the way at the end or not since we have somewhere to be right after the movie.  Thanks. TeamCap

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rumors
« on: May 4, 2016, 05:02 PM »
This doesn't necessarily apply only to 6" Black Series, but with all the announcements today from Hot Toys, Sideshow, Gentle Giant, Funko, and would be neat if Hasbro would at least announce a new figure or something, or give a preview of something that has been rumored/announced. There is still time, but it seems like such a missed opportunity to do something fun for the fans like virtually all the other companies have.

Other Toy Lines / Re: M.A.S.K.
« on: May 2, 2016, 02:23 PM »
Looks like a M.A.S.K. Comic is on the way from IDW:

Went looking for the new Black Series wave today and Endor Han Solo. So, I'm going to go ahead and put the cry for help out there if anyone happens to find extras as this wave filters out more. Our local stores have just been disasters for this line. If not for online orders and the help from others, I wouldn't have any of them. Especially looking forward to the Han, but the whole wave looks nice.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« on: April 25, 2016, 04:49 PM »
With all the rumors, plus their appearance in the trailer, it would make sense that there would be a new AT-AT. However, much like the Falcon from TFA it is tough to want to pick a new one up if you already own the previous (awesome) BMF versions. I was also really hoping for some sort of Death Star. With what we know of this movie, this might be the best (last?) chance to get something like this. It just seems like if Hasbro was going to take a chance with a new Death Star, now would be the time. A great Christmas item too.

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