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I have an admission to make - I've never gone through these until now. I must say, I have been very pleasantly surprised so far, although I'm only half-way done the ESB adaptation.

There are many ways to read these now - I had purchased & saved the Dark Horse "A Long Time Ago...." omnibus editions of them around the time they went out of print, so that was affordable. Marvel has started re-printing them for themselves again in both (expensive) hardcover omnibus format (very nice, oversized pages) and their more reasonable EPIC COLLECTION line of full-colour softcovers.

Marvel's online comic reading service may be a good bet (I would think if you paid for a 1 month subscription you'd have a good chance to get through most of it).

All in all, they are much closer to how I think the story could have gone than pretty much anything else I've read over the years. I was expecting crappy comics & characterization but have gotten the opposite - they had the tone of the characters down pat.

Some of the art is a bit sketchy to say the least, but I find it easy to substitute the characters from my mind's eye into the situations provided by the comics. All in all, well worth the time it would take to check them out if you can find an affordable way to do it.


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I didn't know these vehicles had been released - both figures look pretty desirable to me. Any sightings of these in Canada or are we stuck looking at US sources?

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Well I watched most of the deleted scenes first & have to say there were 2 I thought added some needed context, both involving Finn. First when he's telling Poe he didn't join the army, then the resolution of that when he tells Rose they're going back to where "they" belong, meaning (to me, anyhow) that he's finally committed to The Resistance. The rest were appropriately left on the cutting room floor.

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Other Movies - Music - TV Entertainment / How about Black Panther?
« on: March 11, 2018, 10:05:10 PM »
Finally saw it tonight. I'm not tired of Marvel just yet, as a matter of fact my excitement is at a fever pitch with Thanos (Avengers 3 - Infinity War) right around the corner.

This was a very good entry, though I would suggest it got a little over the top toward the end - certainly not the first time Marvel has pushed my suspension of belief abilities near, to, and past the breaking point. It looked cool though - awesome sets & costumes all the way through. I also like to see which vehicles are used & the Lexus looked very nice in this one.

As per usual, it was worth the few minutes extra to stick around to the very very end to see the extra scene.

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I'm assuming many have seen this? I missed it in the theatre but watched the bluray over the past 2 days - where Iron Man 3's humour fell flat, this landed on me properly. I was giggling through most of the movie. Anyone else seen it?

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The Vintage Collection (TVC) / 2018 TVC Basic Figures (checklist)
« on: March 01, 2018, 09:52:43 AM »
Found at Yakface along with the SKU's for each which I guess is useful to some folks. I'm a bit saddened that they're not going with "themed" waves like they did before - unless that's the plan moving forward from this wave.

Can anyone speak to which, if any, of these are supposed to be straight repacks?

Wave 1

Rey Jakku (TFA - REPACK)
Kylo Ren (TFA - REPACK)
First Order Stormtrooper (TFA - REPACK)
Supreme Leader Snoke (LJ - NEW FIGURE)
Jynn Erso (R1 - REPACK)
Hoth Rebel Solder (ESB - REPACK)


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This is a work in progress, any additions or corrections you see needed please post & advise.  :D

Vintage Original Trilogy Collection (2004)

All-new, super articulated versions of 8 vintage figures. Many included soft goods. These were sold in clear clamshells right at the point of purchase & were available in Canada..... for a premium price (I remember getting mine at the Superstore in Nanaimo, BC). Even years later, these sculpts are still being used (WM Exclusive SA Chewie was a variation on this figure for example, and a slightly different version was packaged in with the BMF).

Han Solo
Luke Skywalker
Obi Wan Kenobi
Princess Leia
Darth Vader
C3PO
Lando Calrissean
Yoda
Boba Fett
Chewbacca
R2-D2
Stormtrooper

Vintage Saga Collection (2006)

Continuing the deluxe collection started pre-ROTS, this was the same idea - super articulated versions sold with clamshell packaging protection.

Luke X-Wing
Greedo
Tusken Raider
Biker Scout
Han Solo Endor

Vintage 30th Anniversary Collection (2007)

As above, super-articulated with clamshell.

Bossk
Han Solo Hoth
IG-88
Luke Skywalker Bespin
Princess Leia Endor
Stormtrooper Hoth

The Legacy Collection (2008 - 2010) featured what might have been the most glorious era of remade & newly made figures from the OT (YARNA, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD THEY FINALLY MADE YARNA), however these were not available on vintage style packaging. I only mention it in passing because there is A LOT of product from this collection that could easily be re-packaged and pumped back out as part of TVC over the next couple of years.

The Vintage Collection (2010-2013)

A favourite era for many modern SW collectors to be sure. Hasbro released a ton of characters from the entire story canon on vintage style packaging. Of interest, they chose to number the line so collectors could keep track of which figures they were still looking for a little bit more easily (and to stoke a bit of desire for figures that were destined to be pegwarmers, if I can be so bold). This collection also included vehicles, creatures & multipacks all using the vintage packaging look.

I am shamelessly (ok, it's not 100 percent shamelessly, I do feel a modicum of shame) copying & pasting Rebelscum's incredibly detailed checklist here:

Basic Figures

Wave 1 - The Empire Strikes Back
__ VC01: Dengar
__ VC02: Leia (Hoth Outfit)
__ VC03: Han Solo (Echo Base Outfit)
__ VC04: Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues)
__ VC05: AT-AT Commander
__ VC06: See-Threepio (C-3PO)
__ VC07: Dack Ralter
__ VC08: Darth Vader
__ VC09: Boba Fett
__ VC09: Boba Fett ("Revenge of the Jedi")
__ VC10: 4-LOM
__ VC11: (Twin-Pod) Cloud Car Pilot

Wave 2 - Revenge of the Sith
__ VC12: Darth Sidious
__ VC13: Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader)
__ VC14: Sandtrooper
__ VC15: Clone Trooper
__ VC16: Obi-Wan Kenobi
__ VC17: General Grievous
__ VC18: MagnaGuard
__ VC19: Clone Commander Cody
__ VC20: Yoda

Wave 3 - Return of the Jedi
__ VC21: Gamorrean Guard
__ VC22: Admiral Ackbar
__ VC23: Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit / Endor Captive)
__ VC24: Wooof (Klaatu)
__ VC25: R2-D2 (with Pop-Up Lightsaber)
__ VC26: Rebel Commando
__ VC26: Rebel Commando (Version II)
__ VC27: Wicket
__ VC28: Wedge Antilles

Wave 4 - Attack of the Clones
__ VC29: Kit Fisto
__ VC30: Zam Wesell
__ VC31: Obi-Wan Kenobi
__ VC32: Anakin Skywalker (Peasant Disguise)
__ VC33: Padmé Amidala (Peasant Disguise)
__ VC34: Jango Fett
__ VC35: Mace Windu
__ VC36: Senate Guard
__ VC37: Super Battle Droid

Wave 5 - Mixed Waves Begin
__ VC38: Clone Trooper (212th Battalion)
__ VC39: Luke Skywalker (Death Star Escape)
__ VC40: R5-D4
__ VC41: Stormtrooper
__ VC42: Han Solo (Yavin Ceremony)
__ VC43: Commander Gree (Greatest Hits)

Wave 6
__ VC44: Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Landing)
__ VC45: Clone Trooper (Phase I)
__ VC46: AT-RT Driver
__ VC47: General Lando Calrissian
__ VC48: Weequay (Skiff Master)
__ VC49: Fi-Ek Sirch (Jedi Knight)

Wave 7
__ VC50: Han Solo (Bespin Outfit)
__ VC51: Barriss Offee (Jedi Padawan)
__ VC52: Rebel Fleet Trooper
__ VC53: Bom Vimdin (Cantina Patron)
__ VC54: ARC Trooper Commander (Captain Fordo)
__ VC55: Logray (Ewok Medicine Man)

Wave 15 - Delayed until 2012
__ VC56: Kithaba (Skiff Guard)
__ VC57: Dr. Cornelius Evazan
__ VC58: Aayla Secura
__ VC59: Nom Anor
__ VC60: Clone Trooper (501st Legion)

Wave 8: includes "Revenge of the Jedi" Chase Figures
__ VC61: Prototype Armour Boba Fett (2011 Mailaway)
__ VC62: Han Solo (In Trench Coat)
__ VC63: B-Wing Pilot (Keyan Farlander)
__ VC64: Princess Leia (Slave Outfit)
__ VC65: TIE Fighter Pilot
__ VC66: Salacious Crumb (SDCC 2011 exclusive)
__ VC67: Mouse Droid (SDCC 2011 exclusive)

Wave 9
__ VC68: Rebel Soldier (Echo Base Battle Gear)
__ VC69: Bastila Shan
__ VC70: Ponda Baba (Walrus Man)

Wave 14 - The Phantom Menace (carry-forwards from "Discover the Force" released in November 2012)
__ VC71: Mawhonic
__ VC72: Naboo Pilot
__ VC73: Aurra Sing
__ VC74: Gungan Warrior

Wave 10 - The Phantom Menace (New cardback debuts)
__ VC75: Qui-Gon Jinn
__ VC76: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Padawan)
__ VC77: Ratts Tyerell & Pit Droid
__ VC78: Battle Droid
__ VC79: Darth Sidious
__ VC80: Anakin Skywalker (Jedi Padawan)
__ VC81: Ben Quadinaros & Pit Droid
__ VC82: Daultay Dofine
__ VC83: Naboo Royal Guard
__ VC84: Queen Amidala (Post-Senate)
__ VC85: Quinlan Vos (Mos Espa)
__ VC86: Darth Maul

Wave 11 - Return of the Jedi (Deleted Scenes)
__ VC87: Luke Skywalker (Lightsaber Construction)
__ VC88: Princess Leia (Sandstorm Outfit)
__ VC89: Lando Calrissian (Sandstorm Outfit)
__ VC90: Colonel Cracken (Millennium Falcon Crew)
__ VC91: Rebel Pilot (Mon Calamari)

Wave 12 - New mixed waves resume
__ VC92: Anakin Skywalker (The Clone Wars)
__ VC93: Darth Vader (A New Hope)
__ VC94: Imperial Navy Commander
__ VC95: Luke Skywalker (Hoth Outfit)
__ VC96: Darth Malgus (The Old Republic)

Wave 13
__ VC97: Clone Pilot Davijaan (Oddball)
__ VC98: Grand Moff Tarkin
__ VC99: Nikto (Vintage)
__ VC100: Galen Marek (The Force Unleashed II)
__ VC101: Shae Vizsla

Wave 16
__ VC102: Ahsoka Tano (The Clone Wars)
__ VC103: Obi-Wan Kenobi (The Clone Wars)
__ VC104: Lumat
__ VC105: Emperor's Royal Guard
__ VC106: Nien Nunb
__ VC107: Weequay (Hunter)

Wave 17: includes "Carbon Freeze Chamber" Chase Figures
__ VC108: Jar Jar Binks
__ VC108: Jar Jar Binks [Lost Line]
__ VC109: Clone Trooper Lieutenant
__ VC109: Clone Trooper Lieutenant [Lost Line]
__ VC110: Shock Trooper
__ VC110: Shock Trooper [Lost Line]
__ VC111: Leia Organa (Bespin)
__ VC111: Leia Organa (Bespin) [Lost Line]
__ VC112: Sandtrooper (with Patrol Droid)
__ VC112: Sandtrooper (with Patrol Droid) [Lost Line]

Wave 18
__ VC113: Republic Trooper
__ VC114: Orrimarko
__ VC115: Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath)
__ VC115: Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath) [Lost Line]

Exclusives

Singles
__ VCP01/02: "4-LOM" / "Zuckuss" (TVC Convention 2-Pack)
__ VCP03: Boba Fett (Rocket-Firing Mailaway)
__ VC61: Prototype Armour Boba Fett (2011 Mailaway)
__ Jocasta Nu (Brian's Toys)

Multipacks
__ Death Star Scanning Crew (Kmart)
__ Endor AT-ST Crew 2-Pack: Special Action Figure Set (Kmart)
__ Ewok Assault Catapult (Kmart)
__ Ewok Scouts 2-Pack: Special Action Figure Set (Kmart)
__ Imperial Scanning Crew (Kmart)
__ "Lost Line" Carbon Freeze Chamber 7-Figure Set (SDCC 2012)
__ "Revenge of the Jedi" 14-Figure Death Star Set (SDCC 2011)
__ Special Action Figure Set (Target)
__ Vintage 3-Pack (Android Set): C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca (Target)
__ Vintage 3-Pack (Droid Set): R5-D4, Death Star Droid, Power Droid (Target)
__ Vintage 3-Pack (Hero Set): Luke Skywalker, Ben Kenobi, Han Solo (Target)
__ Vintage 3-Pack (Imperial Forces): Bossk, IG-88, Snowtrooper (Target)
__ Vintage 3-Pack (Imperial Set): Imperial Commander, Dengar, AT-AT Driver (Target)
__ Vintage 3-Pack (Rebel Set): 2-1B, Leia (Hoth), Rebel Commander (Target)
__ Vintage 3-Pack (Villain Set): Stormtrooper, Darth Vader, Death Star Trooper (Target)
__ Vintage 3-Pack (Villain Set - 2012): Sand People, Boba Fett, Snaggletooth (Target)

Creatures
__ Luke Skywalker's Tauntaun (Target)

Vehicles
__ AT-AP
__ B-Wing Starfighter (K-Mart)
__ Biggs' Red 3 X-Wing Fighter (A New Hope - Toys "R" Us)
__ Imperial AT-AT (The Empire Strikes Back - Toys "R" Us)
__ Imperial AT-AT (Return of the Jedi - Toys "R" Us)
__ Imperial TIE Fighter (Target)
__ Landspeeder (Target)
__ Millennium Falcon (Star Wars - Toys "R" Us)
__ Obi-Wan Kenobi's Jedi Starfighter (Episode III)
__ Rebel Armored Snowspeeder (Target)
__ Republic Gunship (Attack of the Clones - Toys "R" Us)
__ Scout Walker AT-ST (Return of the Jedi - Kmart)
__ Slave I (The Empire Strikes Back - Amazon)
__ TIE Interceptor (Return of the Jedi - Amazon)
__ V-19 Torrent Starfighter
__ Y-Wing Starfighter (Toys "R" Us)




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Wampa Cave / New Forum areas - go nuts
« on: February 18, 2018, 08:41:21 AM »
The Solo section has been added & I brought the TVC section back from the dead. Enjoy. :)

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