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Maybe we are introduced to a Porg this movie and in the final movie we go to the land of Porg and they help defeat the empire just like the Ewoks did.  :rockon:

Oh my stars, I swear that actually sounds plausible given how much TLJ currently sounds like ESB... the Porg would be the perfect ewok-standins for eps9.  Or in eps9 we find out that the Porgs are like the Lahsbees from the old Star Wars Marvel comics, cute and furry when young but upon puberty they turn into the gigantic and violent Huhks! That would catch the First Order offguard and help the resistance win the day!

I shudder with dread...

And now we officially know who "The Last Jedi" refers to, and it's uhm, obvious...

Scout Report / Re: Post Retail Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here!
« on: September 01, 2017, 02:44:54 PM »
So I arrived pretty early at my TRU... shocked to find tons of those Canto police speeders (that no one really seems to want, or at least pay $45 for) but no A-Wings at all.  Apparently my store didn't get any.

And only one case of 6" figures. ONE. CASE. That is really amazing. Collectors who came after me also seemed bewildered at such a low number of new 6" figures to buy. The 3.75" 5POA stuff, despite being on sale, didn't seem to interest anyone, although I did buy a 5POA old Luke but that was it. It turned out to be amazingly lackluster.

Wampa Cave / Re: The BB-8 First Order playset
« on: August 18, 2017, 12:44:21 PM »
Looking at the throne though, the seat looks awfully close to the floor... even if he could sit, his legs would likely be way too tall to look right on that particular throne.

That said, yeah, Hasbro should still have put in some kind of knee articulation but since the robe is sculpted and not softgoods (sigh) then it'd be a bendable robe, it might look a bit odd.

Wampa Cave / The BB-8 First Order playset
« on: August 14, 2017, 01:10:20 PM »

Rebelscum and JTA have posted pics of the upcoming BB-8 First Order playset... since there are still some of us left who care about getting a decent playset from Hasbro, here are some of my observations:

- from top-to-bottom: Snoke's throne room (more of a balcony than a room), the Star Destroyer bridge, hallway with a red-panelled bridge, and what may be the trash compactor room at the bottom.

- comes with a very tall Snoke 5POA action figure who has no way to sit in his own throne it would seem (at least not without looking really awkward). He's wearing a long gold robe (which for some reason made me think of Donald Trump)

- also comes with a suprisingly decent Praetorian Guard, although the arms continue to look poorly designed

- on the left side of the hallway level seems to be a bridge that I bet collapses, allowing figures to fall into the trash compactor

Unfortunately since the playset unfolds out of a BB-8 shape, it suffers from having a curvature to the walls that distorts the look of the hallway. But for the second level "bridge" this curvature actually helps a bit to convey the opposing angular windowed walls of the bridge.

BUT it's a huge disappointment that our first chance to get a playset of a Star Destroyer bridge (other than the Kenner vintage toy), one that might serve for both the OT and ST eras, and we end up with a tiny, tiny little play area! There's no lower deck for the technicians to sit in, only what seems to be the higher walkway where you can put a Vader to peer out one of the windows.

There are clearer pics of the wave1 5POA figures AND Kylo's new Tie fighter here:

Kylo's Tie seems to be about the same size as Hasbro's Darth Maul Sith Infiltrator toy... soooooo, get ready to SQUEEZE your Kylo Ren figure really really tightly into that cockpit.

I should've labelled that anti-smoking ad with the brand name "Snoke's Smokes" (oh the ideas that come to you only after you've shut off Photoshop and gone to bed).

In other news, Major Derlin is BACK!  Very neat to see Cliff Clavin reprise his role again after so many years:

At least we finally get to see Snoke in the flesh. He literally looks like an advertisement not to smoke. Here's my interpretation of him:

Try vaping instead 

sometimes they should just leave things that the new royal guard I guess?

I believe they are called the Praetorian Guard, so basically yup. I really hope Hasbro isn't going to produce too many of these figures since I suspect they're going to pegwarm (just keep re-releasing the 3.75" SA Royal Guard, at least until I can buy a few for myself lol)

So far I've not seen a single character beyond old Luke, Rey, and Kylo, that I'd want to buy as a toy. The ship and vehicle designs really aren't all that appealing and boy the FO baddies are just disappointments so far - well, at least Capt Phasma looked amazing, until you watch her fold like a newspaper the moment she's handed an empty threat by an Imperial janitor. 

Hasbro should just release more Rogue1 SA 3.75" figures (Merrick, Raddus, blue squadron, etc) if they'd like to actually turn a profit.

Being blown away by the sight of a super-articulated 3.75" scale WAMPA!!!  Amazing!   

Hard to tell if that Probot has super-articulated legs, but the paintjob (or dark black plastic) looks fantastic.

Even that 5POA Hoth Leia looks pretty good too (although the final retail version will probably suffer the usual drop in quality and poorer paint apps).

And 6" Tantive IV Rebel trooper. They better be selling solid case packs of him...

Scout Report / Re: EB Games
« on: May 18, 2017, 03:56:51 PM »
They seem to have been increasing the prices on all of their newer 6" figures, not just SW, but also Marvel Legends too.

I think it's because they have some kind of new (paid) premium membership program where members get 10 or 15% off their purchases... so naturally to offset that and maintain their profits, they raise their regular retail prices! 

Scout Report / Re: Post Retail Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here!
« on: May 08, 2017, 05:23:09 PM »
Only way I'd buy these were if they were on clearance for like $5 so I can buy them for the stand and background.

You took the words out of my mouth. I saw the Luke and Han ones at Walmart today and thought "The stands and backdrop look nice. The figure is crap."  I'd buy them at $5 too, and definitely not for the figure itself but maybe just as a display base for my super-articulated 3.75" Star Wars figures :)

Scout Report / Re: May 4th Sale at TRU
« on: May 04, 2017, 01:50:17 PM »
40th six inch down to 23.97

Keep in mind that this is only 20% off. TRU has had way better sales in the past e.g. the usual 25% off, or sometimes 30% when the pegs are really crammed with some 6" figures they can't move.

Been twice....first time I hated it ... second time because everyone here seems to love it so I thought I would make sure I saw the right movie.   And after confirming what a piece of Rancor poo it was I vowed to never see it again.  I am done.  Disney will not get anymore of my money.     :P

TFA will go down in my own history as being the only SW film that will only be watched twice by me. And I've seen TPM 12 times (mostly when CTV aired it on TV and I was bored). For TFA: saw it once on opening day of course. A second time online (no way was I going to pay to see that again) to confirm that I saw the "right movie" too.  It's turned out to be two times too many.

Wampa Cave / Re: 3 3/4 Fan's Choice
« on: April 21, 2017, 10:11:09 PM »
Where the heck did Ben Skywalker come from? Of all the EU characters to rally around...  :confused0024: If the EU fans had to rally around someone at least choose someone interesting like Jaxxon!

They can make Ice Cream Maker Bespin guy and yet still no super-articulated green rabbit...
Life is so unfair.

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