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  1. With respect to anyone the new series appealed to... And I mean that, if you liked/loved it, it did its job and that's great.... But this series seemed really confused about what it was to me. The Willow movie had such a strong, rough charm to it, with some unlikely, clearly unimportant characters, in a rough but fun fantasy world that end up saving the day and earning some enjoyable, admirable and natural character dynamics and growth. It felt authentic and gritty, as if the fantasy heroes never showed up, so we got a worldly, but morally ambiguous and delusional thug and a half-height farmer that just wants to be back with his kids. A fun fantasy romp with a heart anyone can relate to. In contrast, the series seemed to revel in cliche, self-important, high-borne fantasy heroes learning to be more self-infatuated and angsty while bordering on being abusive to the ones they claim to love for forced melodrama or a joke. Like watching a terrible, shallow highshchool clique that pretends to be friends until the others aren't looking. Not in the unlikely heroes way either, more like how slasher movies write horrible, shallow people being awful to eachother as leads so people root for the killer. All wrapped up in very modern, fast-food storytelling and writing. The ending felt so empty to me. Really wanted to defend this show, but I couldn't find anything to get behind. The one upside I can think of is that they know when to quit.
  2. The Avatar stuff is pretty interesting. I wonder if W.O.P is a smaller world building line called World of Pandora, like World of Halo figures from Jazwares. Would be sweet if they were compatible with articulated figures since Halo and Avatar have a pretty compatible fantasy military vs aliens aesthetic. If they're also releasing Amp suits and Banshees in larger 6-7inch scale, that sounds amazing too.
  3. I like the look of this. Sort of a budget SHF line from bandai? Would be a great way to get stuff from more obscure properties or more characters from existing ones. Probably unrealistic to hope for this kind of line for Star Wars? I'll keep hoping regardless.
  4. Great first wave, but with them being the main 4 characters, I'm not confident we'll get much more after. I wouldn't mind getting some variants if nothing else can be done tbh. It would be cool to see this line continue, but I'm getting too used to McFarlane's one and done lines.
  5. I really wish he could have just showcased the 7inch figures over the weekend. That Zuko looks great from what we can make out, and as others have said, the 5 inch line just isn't as impressive at all.
  6. Nice, I really like that we're getting the bike and drifter look in wave 1. It would be so rad to get the Batmobile in 7inch scale too. I really dig the Batman they are going for in this: A leaner, more methodical and patched-together detective type that appears to be teetering on the edge of sanity in his pursuit of justice. The bodybuilder, brawns-over-brains type Hollywood Batman will just never represent the character to me. I think Pattinson will nail the role too; like how Heath created/redefined one of cinema's most iconic villains overnight despite being fervently panned by the internet when he was originally cast.
  7. I can't recall what list I saw, but one of the leaks that should off the JL and Suicide Squad figures also listed a Ciri coming around the same time.
  8. I was wondering why their Jurassic Park/World 1/12 line kick-starter missed their reported "summer blockbuster" window... It's sad to hear this happening now. I feel like that kick-starter would have brought them a lot of success and circulated their brand in really good ways. I'm not sure it would alleviate what's happening to them now now, but I can't help but feel it could have helped.
  9. Really happy to see the final versions for Gandalf added the bicep swivel. I really like how these turned out overall. I hope they have more lord of the rings figures planned beyond Gandalf and Sauron.
  10. NOOO! So sad. It's one of the rare projects that surpassed it's cult-classic original. Man, Henson's projects shouldn't have to fight THIS hard just to exist, especially with how good and genuine they can be. High production cost and not enough buzz/viewership is my guess. It deserved the investment imo. At LEAST one more season would have been enough to figure out some closure. It deserved three though.
  11. I really like what I can see of the Headsculpts so far (Jessica probably least, but might actually look great w/o the weird lighting). The Torso sculpt looks like it's balancing great sculpt and paint with articulation. The limbs are where things start to look weird for me - it might be the "bagginess" of the stillsuits making everything look sort of droopy and oddly-proportioned. I'll probably customize some there. I'm a little worried the weapons might come out a bit cartoony like Kitana's sai from Mortal Kombat. I'll echo the sentiment on costumes - i'm surprised we went all stillsuits for wave 1. That seems really risky. I think the Baron or Rabban are great guesses for the BAF. I just hope it's not a tiny sandworm or spice harvester. Gosh, I really don't want to picture how segments of a mini sandworm will look in package .
  12. Cool, I'm really interested in in the breadth, style and pricing of these so far. I hope they don't plan to release just two at a time though. I feel like the line's license diversity is one of it's strongest attributes thus far.
  13. Good catch! Looks like a clear logo right over the face of his hammer. I have to imagine they have promo shots of the Dune merch all ready to drop since the license announcement stated a Fall release. This week would be a good time for reveals what with the trailer and interview drops earlier today.
  14. I'd like to think this line is starting out with repaints to test interest in these characters and, if successful, they'll add new molds in future waves. Now that the new trilogy has ended it'll be interesting too see what the new direction of the line will be at Toy Fair.
  15. Any word on what the rest of wave 2 will be? Hoping for more than just the Arya repaint and additional dragons. I'm concerned this will be the last wave if the new articulation isn't implemented with a solid character roster.
  16. I feel that. After all, regardless of what they do, it's not likely they'll be able to please everyone. Many of us will undoubtedly feel let down. I don't mind either way, for me, Star Wars is what you make of it.
  17. To each their own. If it's any help, this looks to be the last major SW film before Disney & LF pump the breaks a bit and focuses on streaming and smaller projects for awhile. That's what appears to be happening anyway. For myself, I'm excited for a "grand finale" to the saga. I'm curious as to how they wrap it all up.
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