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Wampa Cave / Re: Netflix-The Toys That Made Us
« on: January 17, 2018, 08:13:07 PM »
I skipped the Barbie episode but enjoyed the other three.  GI Joe was my least favorite but that's probably because I never played with them. 

Star Wars and MOTU were my first loves, then baseball cards, then comics, then back to Star Wars. 

I see then next four episodes are: Transformers, LEGO, Hello Kitty, and Star Trek.  Will check out Transformers and LEGO for sure but not the other two.

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Wampa Cave / Re: TOPPS Star Wars Card Trader App
« on: January 13, 2018, 03:20:29 PM »
I like to collect the "Marathon" type sets, where they drop one card per week.  I've found that's more my style rather than the daily released card sets.  Not saying I don't jump on those sets too because I just completed the Masterwork Selects set plus the Phasma meld card.  Fan's Choice, Out of the Box, Retro-Active, etc.. are more my style though.  I haven't gotten into the Widevision though, they are usually sold out by the time I see the notification. 

Speaking of Widevision... there has been some HUGE drama on the app over the last few weeks.  So Topps released a pack/set that had (I think 250) low card count cards (1 card count & autographs) for just over $1000 real world money.  As crazy as that is, they did sell some.  Well meanwhile, there was a screw-up with a Praetorian Guard Widevision card drop.  The screw-up was so bad that they had to freeze the card, from trades, and remove it from the overall award that it was going to be part of.  So many people complained about it that Topps offered everyone a refund that was buying the Widevision packs.  Well then they screw-up again.....instead of giving everyone back (in-app) credits they gave crystals (crystals are premium currency, in other words real money). People were getting so many crystals back they jumped on that super pack that was like 40,000 crystals (over $1000 real money).  Tons of the super packs were sold before Topps caught it, so now the people that actually spent $1000 on (fake) cards, no longer have the "elite" cards that they paid for because everyone started getting them.  So now, Topps has angered their high end paid players.  What a gong show that was.  I, unfortunately did not get in on any of that action because I never buy the Widevision cards.

Maybe Richkulach can offer more comments on that.

Anyway, I started to develop a taste for signature cards.  Trying to build my collection to compete with Richkulach.   :P

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The Last Jedi (2017-???) / Re: Who was worse - Kylo or DJ
« on: January 13, 2018, 02:55:40 PM »
I guess I just envisioned Leia having inspired devotion in millions & millions - planets, entire systems possibly - not just a few. Hard to believe that many would stand by & wait for someone else to help.

A lot of the galaxy turned against Leia when they found out she was the daughter of Darth Vader. She was forced out of the the Senate but those closest to her help form the Resistance. 

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Video Games / Re: Super Star Wars Trilogy
« on: January 08, 2018, 11:55:47 PM »
This is a great poll!  I had both Star Wars and ESB on NES.  Pretty sure I beat them because at the end of ESB it had a teaser for Return of the Jedi. 

I never beat the 3 SNES games because girls were starting to get in the way at that point. 

When I got my PS4 I got the Battlfront Edition with 4 Star Wars games. Super Star Wars is one of them. 

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Video Games / Re: Battlefront, Anyone???
« on: January 08, 2018, 11:49:55 PM »
Bought it on release day.  Didn't open it, returned it the day after.  Paid $80 + tax.  I know I said I was gonna get my in-laws to get it for me but I got a different game instead. 

It was on sale for $50 over Christmas, so that will probably be the regular price soon.  Gonna wait now until it hits $30 on sale, then I'll get it.  Not much interest in playing online right now (from me).

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Star Wars Movies & TV shows / Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
« on: December 30, 2017, 05:44:09 PM »
I'm not sure what the chances are of them keeping that release date. They'll be getting a nice stream of revenue from the bluray release of Last Jedi around that time... wouldn't it make more sense for them to push it until Christmas & keep riding that annual windfall?

It probably will get moved but I think the reason they wanted it in May was to test franchise fatigue.  If it does come out in May and doesn't do too hot, well then now it's over a year and a half till the next one.  If it does hit expectations, then maybe we could see movies semi-annually. 

There will be a new animated series premiering in the fall too.  They just haven't announced it yet. 

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Star Wars Movies & TV shows / Re: STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII - THE LAST JEDI
« on: December 28, 2017, 09:10:40 PM »
Cash Fan, I love you, but I respectfully must say that I guarantee 100% that they are brother and sister.    There is no chance it is anything else.   Next time you are watching The Last Jedi.  Watch it and look for evidence that they are foreshadowing that they are brother and sister.  I think if you do this you will quickly see that this movie is the set-up for the big SURPRISE in the next movie.  Just like we found out Darth Vader was Luke's Father and we could not believe it.  We will find out that Rey and Kylo Ren are brother and sister.

Maybe.  I just interpret the whole "cave" scene where she asks who her parents are and the force shows her nobody, as if her parents are nobody's. 

But before I got sidetracked when I mentioned Lawrence Kasdan, I wanted to add that he has always been a solid writer.  He (co) wrote Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and The Force Awakens.  He also has a list of other great movies that he wrote too, like Wyatt Earp.  I was gonna say that if there were any one that should handle this material other than Lucas it should be Kasdan.  I'm sure the script for Ep IX is done by now but I hope Abrams lets Kasdan look at it and offer some input. 

And going waaay back to the beginning of this thread someone said that Tarkin would never have acted the way Hux did when Poe confronted his ship.  You're right, Tarkin would have just blasted Poe into a million pieces.  Hux, however is a millennial.  They have a sense of entitlement and will always go against the old school ways. 

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Star Wars Movies & TV shows / Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
« on: December 28, 2017, 04:42:08 PM »
One indicator that this movie is currently a wreck, is that we don't have a trailer!  It's being released in less than 5 months.  TFA & TLJ both had teaser trailers one year out, and then big trailers around 7 months out and then another big one 3 months out.  In 6 weeks, we will be 3 months away. 

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Star Wars Movies & TV shows / Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
« on: December 28, 2017, 04:38:29 PM »
Apparently there was a Solo movie thread... I'm just gonna put this here. 



Hopefully Ron Howard will be able to get the haters back on side with Solo.   

Rumours are Solo is a complete trainwreck and Disney is already bracing for it to bomb.
Of course, rumours are just rumours, but it's already known as "Solo: The Star Wars Story No One Ever Asked For"

For the record, like most here, I liked some parts and hated others. Overall, it's fighting for last place with Ep7 for me. More than ever, I want to know what George Lucas' ideas were for the sequels. I liked the prequels. And I loved Rogue One.

Oh, boy.  Where to start with this one...

I can't think of ONE SINGLE P̶E̶R̶S̶O̶N̶ er, FAN that wanted this movie.  I know I certainly didn't.  And you know it had to be bad if (writer) Lawrence Kasdan was mad enough to go straight to the top to get these two directors fired.  I've heard that he was mad that the directors would just let actors ad-lib and not stick to the script, which is fine, but it changed the tone from whatever it was supposed to be to a comedy. 

I'm not looking forward to it but will be there opening night and have my fingers crossed that Richie Cunningham was able to save it somewhat.  I don't want to go into spoilers (this movie should have its own thread by now) but I'm sure there will be some re-shoots in the next couple of months and there will be some, if not already, OT cameo's to make fans a little happier. 


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Star Wars Movies & TV shows / Re: STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII - THE LAST JEDI
« on: December 28, 2017, 04:32:06 PM »
Hopefully Ron Howard will be able to get the haters back on side with Solo.   

Rumours are Solo is a complete trainwreck and Disney is already bracing for it to bomb.
Of course, rumours are just rumours, but it's already known as "Solo: The Star Wars Story No One Ever Asked For"

For the record, like most here, I liked some parts and hated others. Overall, it's fighting for last place with Ep7 for me. More than ever, I want to know what George Lucas' ideas were for the sequels. I liked the prequels. And I loved Rogue One.

Oh, boy.  Where to start with this one...

I can't think of ONE SINGLE P̶E̶R̶S̶O̶N̶ er, FAN that wanted this movie.  I know I certainly didn't.  And you know it had to be bad if (writer) Lawrence Kasdan was mad enough to go straight to the top to get these two directors fired.  I've heard that he was mad that the directors would just let actors ad-lib and not stick to the script, which is fine, but it changed the tone from whatever it was supposed to be to a comedy. 

I'm not looking forward to it but will be there opening night and have my fingers crossed that Richie Cunningham was able to save it somewhat.  I don't want to go into spoilers (this movie should have its own thread by now) but I'm sure there will be some re-shoots in the next couple of months and there will be some, if not already, OT cameo's to make fans a little happier. 

Back to TLJ.  I think I'm gonna have to rank it just below TFA for now.  I'm not gonna post my whole ranking but my top three are: ESB, ROTJ, & ROTS (love Revenge of the Sith!).  ANH would be next, then R1 or TFA, so that would put TLJ in the bottom 3. 

I'm very comfortable with Abrams taking over now.  I think he "... will begin to make things right."  After all that was his line.  I think he will handle Leia's departure well, this will give a perfect opportunity to bring back Lando (if it's a funeral) and finish bridging the gap between the Trilogies.  After seeing TLJ a few times, I now appreciate what he did in TFA. 

And guys - Rey and Kylo are not siblings.  Her parents were nobodies, she says it herself. 

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Wampa Cave / Re: Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year
« on: December 24, 2017, 04:23:22 PM »
Why is it so stinking hard to post a pic on here??? 

Merry Christmas everyone!!

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Star Wars Movies & TV shows / Re: STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII - THE LAST JEDI
« on: December 18, 2017, 12:14:27 AM »
As Cashfan said, you can find out about the First Order from the books. Basically, the empire collapsed a while after ROTJ, but part of that was self-induced based on a plan put in motion by the emperor, should he die. Only a select group of the leadership were kept and went off to the unknown regions to create the First Order. While I can understand the comments about wanting to know more, I disagree that all of this should be in the films. We all loved the OT precisely because it didn't get bogged down with all of this kind of crap. The PT tried to explain every detail of the political climate, who Palpatine was, how he rose to power, etc. and we found it boring. I think they have it right this time - people can follow the movie and enjoy it as is, but if you really have an interest in finding out more, read the books.

A great way to get into the back story is to pick up Shattered Empire graphic novel.  It picks up right as ROTJ ends and is a quick fun read.


One question. At the end, when the kid grabs the broom. Did he summon it? It looked like it kinds jumped into his hand.

Yes, he is force sensitive.  That scene is supposed to be reminiscent of when Luke is gazing up at the stars in ANH believing that there is something more to his existence. 

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Star Wars Movies & TV shows / Re: STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII - THE LAST JEDI
« on: December 17, 2017, 01:46:28 PM »
It gets better upon the 2nd viewing. 

Rey is the one that says her parents are nobodies.  Not Kylo.

Luke's final scene is way more powerful the 2nd time around.

For some reason when Finn says "Oh, they hate that ship", it makes me laugh out loud. 

If Phasma is JJ's baby, he may bring her back for IX. 

The porgs are not overdone, and they are great for the kids (and moms).

The Canto Bight scene is still, meh.  I think it goes back to what JJ said about Maz's Castle, you gotta have a cantina scene in Star Wars.  And this was RJ's way of trying to think out of the box. 

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Star Wars Movies & TV shows / Re: STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII - THE LAST JEDI
« on: December 17, 2017, 04:21:03 AM »
Upon second viewing I have to confirm that the milk from the Sea Cow was green, not blue. 

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