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[QUOTE=Géza!;52362820]I think the sole reason toys of Jyn aren't selling well is because, well [sp]she dies at the end of the movie along with everyone else. I think people, and especially kids, just aren't used to characters dying at the end of the story, and the conflicting feelings this creates kind of shoos the desire to play with them as toys in the foot.[/sp][/QUOTE] As a canon purist I'm getting sick and tired of [sp]having to buy new Jyn figures every time I finish playing with the last one and incinerating it in line with the canon of Star Wars[/sp]
[QUOTE=Sheer Visor;52361310]its a starwars thread and im discussing starwars and its cultural impact ????[/QUOTE] Rusty is that you? [sp]I know you can't be the real rusty, he liked Rogue Uno[/sp]
[QUOTE=Flicky;52362850]As a canon purist I'm getting sick and tired of [sp]having to buy new Jyn figures every time I finish playing with the last one and incinerating it in line with the canon of Star Wars[/sp][/QUOTE] well at least it's cheap to do so :^) [editline]15th June 2017[/editline] [QUOTE=Géza!;52362820]I think the sole reason toys of Jyn aren't selling well is because, well [sp]she dies at the end of the movie along with everyone else. I think people, and especially kids, just aren't used to characters dying at the end of the story, and the conflicting feelings this creates kind of shoots the desire to play with them as toys in the foot.[/sp][/QUOTE] Makes sense, actually. They probably made 3 jyns for ever baze/etc as you do, because Main Character, too. Or maybe because the costume was kinda meh. Keep in mind that Darth Maul was a huge hit when Ep1 hit, not because of the glowing personality he showed in it, but because he looks cool as shit. Probably why most stores don't have many K2-S0s and Chirruts. Because cool, easily identifiable costume/features.
Jyn's costume reminded me a lot of Han Solo. Which makes it feel "reused" and thus not special. But I think it's understandable since they really wanted to connect this movie to the OT, and specifically ANH so it's just one more extra tie in. Rey's was new and unique, which made here stand out more, but not Jyn.
The Star Wars YouTube channel has a really cute animated series going called "Star Wars Blips." [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8IU1jb9W8s[/media] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6h4bV4_hxQ[/media] Made a few avatars if anyone is interested. [img]http://i.imgur.com/QUYuwj0.gif[/img] [img]http://i.imgur.com/So6iiRz.gif[/img] [img]http://i.imgur.com/zgj7Zxz.gif[/img] [img]http://i.imgur.com/LepZvv9.gif[/img]
[video=youtube;52FipI7BcV0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52FipI7BcV0&feature=em-uploademail[/video] [video=youtube;MUSCy_0LynY]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUSCy_0LynY&feature=em-uploademail[/video] [video]https://youtu.be/FGi-5Wk-wwc[/video]
So for the what ever re-release of Return of the Jedi added the shot of Naboo at the very end during the celebration montage, they just took a shot for Episode 1, flipped it horizontally and added people. Seriously, it is the exact same shot, the clouds are identical, the camera framing is identical, they just flipped it. I didn't mean to make this its own post, whoops. [t]http://i.imgur.com/7SpfO6c.png[/t] [t]http://i.imgur.com/CEogeaG.png[/t]
One of my favourite things about starwars is how Palpatine just gets away with talking like a chain smoking toad for no reason. He has a normal speaking voice and he can switch between them whenever he wants but no one seems to question it despite the fact that literally no other sith does that :v:
[QUOTE=Vodkavia;52365626]One of my favourite things about starwars is how Palpatine just gets away with talking like a chain smoking toad for no reason. He has a normal speaking voice and he can switch between them whenever he wants but no one seems to question it despite the fact that literally no other sith does that :v:[/QUOTE] Hey, you need an evil voice to complete the evil package.
Preview of the next Darth Vader issue [url]https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2017/06/preview-of-marvels-star-wars-darth-vader-2-2/[/url]
I like to think that Palpatine's toad accent is just all acting and he speaks like a normal person when nobody's around. He was probably Darth Plagueis's little bitch and now he tries to act all tough and shit. Geez, I mean the guy killed him when he was asleep. That's a true Dark Lord of the Sith for you.
The Millennium Falcon is on google maps :v: This is the legit shooting model. [url]https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWars/comments/6hqb09/the_millenium_falcon_found_on_google_maps_hidden/[/url] [url]https://www.google.com/maps/place/51%C2%B023'01.6%22N+0%C2%B034'54.9%22W/@51.3839117,-0.5822561,182m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d51.383791!4d-0.581917[/url]
[QUOTE=Tuskin;52370858]The Millennium Falcon is on google maps :v: This is the legit shooting model. [url]https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWars/comments/6hqb09/the_millenium_falcon_found_on_google_maps_hidden/[/url] [url]https://www.google.com/maps/place/51%C2%B023'01.6%22N+0%C2%B034'54.9%22W/@51.3839117,-0.5822561,182m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d51.383791!4d-0.581917[/url][/QUOTE] I like that they tried to hide it/block it off with shipping containers so that no one would try to find it there and mess with it. I guess they'll have to move it elsewhere, probably underneath a roof.
[QUOTE=Whit3;52370342]I like to think that Palpatine's toad accent is just all acting and he speaks like a normal person when nobody's around. He was probably Darth Plagueis's little bitch and now he tries to act all tough and shit. Geez, I mean the guy killed him when he was asleep. That's a true Dark Lord of the Sith for you.[/QUOTE]maybe he's so evil that there's a constant, invisible stream of pure "BAD" flowing out through his mouth, affecting his speech style
One of the best things they did to SW canon was redoing the Mandalorians entirely.
The best thing any franchise holder has ever done is erase Karen Traviss' fanfiction tier war porn crap from their history.
I just had to look her up. She genuinely thought, and argued that 3 million clones was enough for a whole war across a GALAXY. Wow she knows literally nothing about war on [I]any scale[/I]
[QUOTE=Zeos;52377550]She genuinely thought, and argued that 3 million clones was enough for a whole war across a GALAXY. Wow she knows literally nothing about war on [I]any scale[/I][/QUOTE] [quote]Books by her give the Grand Army of the Republic's numbers at 3 million clones; this was seen as both impossibly low to protect the Republic's membership of [b]just under 1.3 million planets (meaning 2.3 clones per planet)[/b] as well as less than the hundred million men required to fight World War II on a single planet.[/quote] There's something hilarious about imagining barracks on every Republic world across the galaxy holding 2 or 3 clones.
[QUOTE=Flicky;52377659]There's something hilarious about imagining barracks on every Republic world across the galaxy holding 2 or 3 clones.[/QUOTE] The way I see it is that the battles were just that. Most you're battles were primarily planet/system hopping and typically were never full scale sieges except seldom. That and we see local forces did in fact assist and played a large part.
there's legitamitely cool war stuff that I wish they would make canon again, I really love how they're going more in depth on the galactic civil war and really pushing that 'ww2 in space' theme
[QUOTE=RG4ORDR;52377806]The way I see it is that the battles were just that. Most you're battles were primarily planet/system hopping and typically were never full scale sieges except seldom. That and we see local forces did in fact assist and played a large part.[/QUOTE] While true, 3 million is still a hilariously small number, even for that.
I don't think there is a canon number of how many clones were created over all. When Obi-Wan arrived at Kamino, he was told 200k were ready, with an additional 1 million under way. Further more, according to Rebels, Battledroids severely out numbered Clones. If Palpatine hadn't succeeded in his dastardly plot and had all the droids shut down, the CIS probably would have won, or (imo) fought long enough that the Republic citizens would become war weary, and probably demand the war be ended. [editline]19th June 2017[/editline] [QUOTE=Dazzgrace;52377890]there's legitamitely cool war stuff that I wish they would make canon again, I really love how they're going more in depth on the galactic civil war and really pushing that 'ww2 in space' theme[/QUOTE] Clone Wars added a lot of Depth to it.
[QUOTE=Tuskin;52377910]I don't think there is a canon number of how many clones were created over all. When Obi-Wan arrived at Kamino, he was told 200k were ready, with an additional 1 million under way. Further more, according to Rebels, Battledroids severely out numbered Clones. If Palpatine hadn't succeeded in his dastardly plot and had all the droids shut down, the CIS probably would have won, or (imo) fought long enough that the Republic citizens would become war weary, and probably demand the war be ended. [editline]19th June 2017[/editline] Clone Wars added a lot of Depth to it.[/QUOTE] I think Kalani even said that the Republic would've have eventually lost had the shutdown command not been used. Like not several years down the road lost, like several months in the future lost. Droids basically outnumbered the clones 100:1, just doing the math if we go by 3 million clones then that's 300 million boodle droids if 1.5 then it's 150 million. HOWEVER! Clones were far more effective than any of the droids which slightly helped the curved along side Jedi Generals. One clone could arguably take on several dozen droids and win. Now give that a squad of 12 and that equals around 144 droids destroyed. Likewise in the first episode of TCW King Whatshisname basically name 1 Jedi would equal a thousand droids.
The Separatists' weakness was in there only being a few real people in charge. Take out a single CIS VIP and vast swaths of their army become mostly useless.
I wonder if we're going to see any new Clone Commando stories.
[QUOTE=Pax;52378243]The Separatists' weakness was in there only being a few real people in charge. Take out a single CIS VIP and vast swaths of their army become mostly useless.[/QUOTE] And that's why the Republic would've likely won if order 66 hadn't been given. Utuapu was one of the final nails in the coffin for CIS leadership. Dooku was dead, Grievous was dead. All they had left was the commander droids and a bunch of Seperatist politicians, and maybe Admiral Trench?
[QUOTE=overwatch pvt;52380067]And that's why the Republic would've likely won if order 66 hadn't been given. Utuapu was one of the final nails in the coffin for CIS leadership. Dooku was dead, Grievous was dead. All they had left was the commander droids and a bunch of Seperatist politicians, and maybe Admiral Trench?[/QUOTE] And yeah you had a couple hundred or so tactical and super tactical droids whose sole objectives were to develop strategies to defeat the Republic as well the Separatist parliament on Raxus was still active. Militarily they were loosing leaders, but politics wise they basically still had sound leadership. But lets not forget the biggest thing that occured when a newly minted Sith Lord goes to the main hand leaders hideout. Who had overall control over the deployments and manufacturing of the Droid Army and then kills them all and issues a shutdown command.
[QUOTE=overwatch pvt;52380067]And that's why the Republic would've likely won if order 66 hadn't been given. Utuapu was one of the final nails in the coffin for CIS leadership. Dooku was dead, Grievous was dead. All they had left was the commander droids and a bunch of Seperatist politicians, and maybe Admiral Trench?[/QUOTE] They probably didn't see it that way since they were all serving Lord Sidious and he was still alive and on their side, from what they knew.
[QUOTE=Pax;52378243]The Separatists' weakness was in there only being a few real people in charge. Take out a single CIS VIP and vast swaths of their army become mostly useless.[/QUOTE] Wasn't that part of 'ole palps plan though? To manufacture a threat to the Republic that he could easily disable (having vader kill them all off in RotS) to ramp up support/idolization/need for him, and troops (clones n shit) to enforce it all?
What is interesting, is the threat of Civil War was always there, Dooku and Palpatine just helped it along. It wasn't entirely manufactured. Palpatine co-opted existing dissent within the Republic.
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