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  1. UUUUGH. I'm still waiting on mine, too. UUUUGH. I'm still waiting on mine, too. Never got mine from Greenman. After 90 days and auto replies to my emails I disputed with PayPal and got my money back. I just got a set from curled paws on etsy. I like them a lot. Hm. It's been a year, I wonder if Paypal would still allow a refund at this point?
  2. UUUUGH. I'm still waiting on mine, too.
  3. The casting of Hux was my pretty much my only issue with the movie. No gravitas at all. They needed an older and more imposing figure, similar to Cushing's GM Tarkin. Casting director's fault on that one. Everything else was fine in a space-opra-ey way. Hux was one of my favourite parts/characters. I liked that he was young, fresh faced, fanatical. You know, Hitler was a cartoon megalomaniac. The tragedy was that the people bought his schtick and his insane ideas became the law of the land. Makes you wonder what could happen if another cartoon character with stupid hair gets elected as the leader of a nation.... No problem, there won't be anymore elections for long, no matter who got elected, right now it is a choice between Barron Harkenon and Ceresi Lanister. I wouldn't count the High Sparrow out just yet...
  4. danicusrex

    Rey PS8????

    Thank you for your service.
  5. Poe Dang-eron and Poe ****-eron. Poe D-amateur and Pro Dameron.
  6. danicusrex

    Rey PS8????

    That might be a true statement if the books weren't canon. Except they are... I didn't read the book so if it isn't in the movie it didn't happen. That was the whole point in killing the EU I'd been following for twenty years -- it wasn't in a movie so for the majority of movie goers it didn't happen. I've also been around this stuff long enough to know that if it isn't in the movie the creators will also be free to treat it as though it didn't happen. So put it on the screen or own how the film plays because it isn't on the screen. "Didn't you get the memo?" is what happens at work and is the sort of stress I go to movies to relieve not to get more of. The whole point of killing of the EU was to ot restrict the design space for them to tell whatever stories they wanted to and give them freedom. It would ahve been way harder trying to fit everything into the existing 40 years of books. The fact that they've explicitly stated that all books/games/comics/etc going forward are canon means that "if it isn't in the movie it didn't happen" isn't true. That's very convenient isn't it? The film-makers now have a get out of jail free card to be sloppy or haphazard and otherwise just half-arse things and leave it to someone else to clean up in a canon tie-in. I shouldn't need to read a novel before I go to your movie. That's the freedom they wanted by nuking the EU. We want to tell stories where the audience won't need to have read a novel to follow along. Yet you make an argument that is it perfectly legit that they want me to read a novel to follow along. It was to allow them freedom to create a new canon, not to never have books again. Ignoring the Black Fleet Crisis or the Yuuzhan Vong (for example) in order to allow them to create something new. They never said "we will never write any more books or comics". Honestly, Lucas was never beholden to the "canon" of the novels, why the heck would Disney be?
  7. danicusrex

    Rey PS8????

    As a Force user, Yes! He was even a pilot before the X-wing and Wedge could destroy him hands down without the force. The only reason Luke is an 8 is because of the force PERIOD. To b fair on the novels later, Luke repeatedly stated that Wedge was very powerful in the force and could be trained into a Jedi but he refused to be. No...? That never happened. In fact, they confirm in one of the novels (Jedi Search, I think) that Wedge has no talent for the force. Decipher card game was considered cannon source (so much that almost all the pilots in game (all the tie fighters for example) have their names extracted from that game) and it listed wedge with the same force sensitiveness as luke as of a new hope. It says "Force-sensitive" on Luke's card. Neither of these Wedge cards do. Now, there IS a Wedge card that says "Force-attuned". However, "Force attuned" is clearly a game mechanic, meant to represent both minor characters with genuine but low-key Force sensitivity (e.g. the precognitive Qiraash Leesub Sirln and the time-shifting Lamproid Dice Ibegon) as well as "important" characters without any hint of Force ability other than a dash of luck now and then (e.g. Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, Grand Moff Tarkin) So: The books explicitly say he's not force-sensitive. The cards do not say he's force-sensitive, and in fact leave that space blank, or, in one case, give him a lesser rank on one card for game balance issues. Thus, the only reasonable conclusion? Wedge is a **** fine pilot on his own merits, not because of any connection with the Force.
  8. danicusrex

    Rey PS8????

    As a Force user, Yes! He was even a pilot before the X-wing and Wedge could destroy him hands down without the force. The only reason Luke is an 8 is because of the force PERIOD. To b fair on the novels later, Luke repeatedly stated that Wedge was very powerful in the force and could be trained into a Jedi but he refused to be. No...? That never happened. In fact, they confirm in one of the novels (Jedi Search, I think) that Wedge has no talent for the force.
  9. The point of an Ugly is not "lets mash two functioning ships together" its "Here I am in this junkyard full of busted up ships, let's cobble something together because it's better than nothing". Alternatively, things like the Clutch or Chir'daki were designed using existing parts in new configurations in an effort to catch enemy pilots off-guard. If you're used to flying against TIE fighters and run up against a Clutch, that sudden zero-momentum maneuver is going to really mess with you. Sure, when people make the minis they smash two figurines together, but thats mainly a cost issue. Modify 2 minis, get two back, as opposed to leaving wasted parts lying around.
  10. I forgot about the Clutch. And yeah, they would be an interesting ship. I could see a white 0 maneuver for this TIE. A white 0 would be a BEAST of a ship. Just stopping whenever it pleases, very hard to predict. From wookieepedia: Clutches were slightly slower than X-wing fighters but more maneuverable, and also had an unusual, but convenient, layout of controls, featuring a couple of pedals used for cutting quick turns, and the thrust and repulsor throttles could be turned off by pulling their respective knobs out--which the starfighter was wired to read as compensating to halt the movement in question, rather than merely ceasing thrust. This allowed a pilot to kill his ship's movement with a quick yank and re-engage it just as quickly, possibly with a quick turn added in there to further shake attackers.
  11. The TIE clutch (From I, Jedi) is one Ugly I'd really like to see. And the phantom is so similar visually, they wouldnt have to do much. I remember them having the ability to stop on a dime, just full throttle to a dead stop instantaneously. Could make for a neat dial.
  12. Oh, that would be a cool paint job on a pair of bombers. Blue w/ red, mirrored details...
  13. Well, depending on the country, aircraft go back a ways. Maybe not World War II, but there's certainly some old stuff still flying. Tanzania flies Mig-17s (1952), Russia is still using Tupolev Tu-95s (1956)... Heck, even the USA still uses B-52s (1952) and doesn't plan to phase them out until the 2040s. So those old Y-Wings might not be the flashiest ships in the fleet, but having some still be in service isn't completely implausible.
  14. I brought Wedge and Chewie to a tournament recently. I don't care AT ALL if my list wins, I just really like Chewbacca and Wedge. I'm here for the Star Wars of it all, as opposed to the tactical minis of it all. ...and I got my C-3P0 card, so I felt like I came out a winner anyway.
  15. America has nothing to do with Catherine of Aragon, but I know about her. Yes but did you learn that in history class? I know alot about merican history but I learnt it from the telly not in high school. Admittedly, I had an EXCEPTIONAL history teacher in HS. I still keep in touch with him, 14 years after graduation.
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