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  1. 13 hours ago, Thom said:

    And thus, the end of another Five-Year Mission...

    Only by modern, low episode count, standards; if compared to everything up to Enterprise with their 22-26 episodes per season, without taking episode run-time into account, Lower Decks amounts to a 2-2.5 year mission.  Now, if specifically stated in-show that five years have elapsed since the events of the premier episode I'll retract my assertion and concede the point.

  2. 48 minutes ago, MKT said:

    Yamato Priss & Motoslave metallic ver is the best toy to me, and I do wish they Yamato had updated the rest to metallic versions as well. They are not perfect, but those are the only figure + bike toy sets that were released, and so far Arcadia hasn't mentioned a peep about them. They come up very rarely over Mandarake, but somehow they do show up semi-occasionally at YAJ (that's how I completed my sets not that long ago). Perhaps check over at Suruga-ya JP as well as an odd set might pop up now and then.

    At this stage, it's safe to say the Figma ones that were previewed something like 5 years ago are dead. :(






    That looked really nice but, much like SH Figuarts' Fey Valentine, Figma's BGC figures are highly rarified vaporware.  Too bad, really... Figma 1/12 would put Yamato's 1/15 renditions, and Atelier Sai's for that matter, to shame.

  3. 2 minutes ago, 505thAirborne said:

    Hi all, since the VF-2JA is the subject here I had a question, if this belongs elsewhere, feel free to correct me. 

    There are some 3D Printed 2JA files online, my question is, if you do NOT have a 3D printer, is there another way to get one made? 

    vf2ja.jpg VF-2JA Icarus

    3D printing companies like Shapeways, Universities/Technical Colleges, Friends...

  4. Beetlejuice-Adam's Family cross over?...


    I know it isn't but seeing Wednesday (Jenna Ortega) in the group image immediately brought it to mind.  Heck, both occupy pretty much the exact same genre and would mesh well with each other.

  5. 12 hours ago, TangledThorns said:

    Oof. But but the nostalgia??

    Seriously tho, not surprised by that score. RIP Ghostbusters.

    Gotta consider the source and their obvious bias; after all, all these shill reviewers are still blood poisoning levels of salty over the fact that audiences thoroughly rejected their much-praised misbegotten 2016 Feig reimagining (it was pure THE MESSAGE poop) and that it bombed so hard as to make sure that thing is dead and buried with no possibility of ever being resurrected, and also remember that they gave poor reviews to Afterlife as well and that was enjoyable and mostly satisfying even if not all that original, not on Afterlife's merits, or lack thereof, but because they were, and still are, hung up on 2016's embarrassing failure.

  6. 2 hours ago, pengbuzz said:

    UPDATE: After a disaster trying to mount a front windshield to Airwolf, I'm taking a break from the project to clear my head. Working with ancient plastic and diecast is no treat, so I could use some distance from that one before I go back in to finish things.

    Meantime, came across this dirt cheap:


    Really want to build this, but I want to replace the saucer section and warp nacelles with ones from a 1/537 Refit kit. This way, it looks in continuity with the Refit on display (the thickness of the saucer is lacking and the warp nacelles just don't look the same as they do on the refit). Going to have to see who might have them, but eBay is being ridiculous about now, and I don;t need a full kit!

    Some pics:

    100_0439.JPG.1db23506e247238ee429a736bfa53419.JPG 100_0440.JPG.58ecda77731483bbda50596a5b8fb775.JPG

    https://federationmodels.com/  Go to Products, then Federation Models; about halfway down you'll find a Miranda Class Saucer Correction Kit (only $15.00).  Unfortunately, I couldn't find anything for the nacelles but I did not look too hard, so they may have something that would fit the bill.

    Edit:  They're even running a half off sale at the moment.

  7. I don't believe they could have cast better live action representations, looks-wise, of Iroh and Ozai; they're damn near perfect.  Sokka looks pretty legit too.  The other players are okay (Azula being the least fitting of the bunch) but have a great chance of competently embodying the roles depending on their performances (One piece is proof positive that this can be done in a single intro/episode)... this is true for all of them, actually, but when the actor looks the part, from the get-go, without uttering a single line of dialog, there is just a certain unquantifiable magic in the offing.

    Will the show actually be any good?  That remains to be seen (Netflix is hit or miss with scant examples in between... when they get out of their own way and refrain from interference and/or 'current year' messaging, they seem to shine, but what's been shown so far is very promising.

  8. 1 hour ago, Big s said:

    So, what’s under the mesh?

    just curious what kind of plastic and if it’s black or fleas colored. It might be easier to repaint and reattach armor directly to the plastic, but that would depend on the plastic 

    I know you meant flesh colored... damned auto-correct or plain old typo; that being said, the distinction between black and "fleas colored" (black grey) is just too amusing. :p :friends::drinks:


  9. Most sequels Disney put out in the past (before mid-2010s) were Straight-to-DVD fare, and invariably inferior to the original to varying degrees from mildly passable to downright awful; at least they were never meant for theatrical release, and only intended as cheap cash grabs for diehard fans of a particular character or for little kids, who consume everything regardless of quality, to annoy their parents into buying.

    There is always room for a well crafted sequel to further characters in new stories -- classic Pixar (under Lasseter), the Cars franchise notwithstanding, was a master at it -- but the question is: can current Disney truly come up with anything worthy?  The fact they have nothing original in the pipeline other than sequels to things that were good under far more competent and talented leadership that have been pushed out, is very telling.  If they do make something good, great!.. but I wouldn't hold my breath.

  10. 25 minutes ago, Mog said:

    I love the original Vipers and their 3 button control stick.

    But damn was it fun how the updated Vipers could flip on a dime in space.  Made the dogfights a little more interesting.

    The turbo button was the single greatest glaring omission in the reimagined Viper designs.  I can understand why Moore steered away from that detail but I always loved the shove you back in your seat, kick in the pants, dragon breath-like after-burner go-fast button in both the launch tube and in space... it was just so badass and iconic in the og show and distinctive from contemporary space fighter of the era; it clearly set it apart from the X-Wing and Thunderfighter.

  11. I'll be honest, a small part (the little kid in me who'll never die) will still follow most announcements but the jaded old man in me, the curmudgeon dementedly yelling 'GET OFF MY LAWN YOU DELINQUENTS!!!' will be shrugging his shoulders in indifference and logically justifying it by coming to the realization that this stuff is just too expensive and pointless for what it is and me eventually being too old for this poop; heck, my purchasing activities have already cratered by 90% from my peak in the last couple of years, and my selectivity on what I will actually even contemplate buying and how much I'm willing to spend on something (sticker discipline) have skyrocketed. :drinks:

  12. 54 minutes ago, m0n5t3r said:

    Would actually prefer 1/12 action figures in their regular/casual clothing... maybe in 10+ years Kitzconcept might get around to making New Gen. merchandise. :nea:

    Why not both? :unknw: The thing is, in 10+ years, no matter who (unlikely) does it, there'll be little chance that I'll give a damn about this stuff.

  13. ^Sure wish those would be reissued or got the revival/reinterpretation treatment by some other company/division... I'm firmly unwilling to track down and pay exorbitant secondary market prices for, essentially, Gashapons.

  14. 15 hours ago, renegadeleader1 said:

    Like that thinking worked for Harrison Ford and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.

    12 hours ago, CoryHolmes said:

    Exactly my worries.  Top Gun Maverick was the anomaly as far as these reboots of old properties go.

    The glaring difference between TGM and DoD is that the former honored the legacy character and introduced new ones without elevating them at his expense in a mostly well structured story, while the latter went out of its way to diminish, humiliate, deconstruct the titular character in order to foist a new, and wholly grating and unlikable, self-insert "protagonist" at the very intentional expense of Indi (the 3rd time Ford willfully participated in the corruption of one of his iconic roles) in a mess of an incoherent patchwork film that clearly went through several reshoots and reedits that attempted to (unsuccessfully) salvage a turd.  While respecting the past may not guarantee success, disrespecting it, especially when it comes across as mean spirited and gratuitous, almost always guarantees failure.

  15. 9 minutes ago, Big s said:

    Hopefully Thrawn ends up a better character in the next season, he was such a letdown here. And I think it would be a good idea to make Ahsoka the main character in her own show 

    I wouldn't hold my breath on either score, more likely it'll be more of the same, if not even more so... Star Wars under Disney is almost invariably a lost cause.

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