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The Last Jedi ***SPOILERS*** (read at your own risk)

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« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2017, 10:48:32 am »

To be fair, Luke had about twenty minutes of conversation with Obi-Wan and then a quick training-montage before becoming Luke Freakin' Skywalker.

Not that I care how fast Rey learned the Force really, but Luke didn't really do anything in ANH where he was considered a Jedi. Sure he blew up the Death Star, but Obi-Wan was kind of holding his hand during that.

Then in ESB he gets a couple of days (weeks maybe) with Yoda. Closest he gets to being a Jedi is fighting Darth Vader at the end. And he loses pretty badly.

There's a couple years between ESB and ROTJ I think? Who knows how much training went on in that time. Luke is a better Jedi and defeats Jabba's gang impressively. He then goes to Endor and loses once again to the Emperor. He was never a super powerful, full-fledged Jedi overnight like Rey appears to be.
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« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2017, 11:19:42 am »

Yeah, he definitely upped his game between ESB and Jedi, but apparently without going back to Yoda.  So... meditation and practice I guess?  Either way, it wasn't super-long between movies.

Rey's feats really boil down to:

-Fighting an injured Kylo to a stand still.  Kylo wasn't actively trying to kill her and is frankly a petulant child.
-Reversing Kylo's mind probe.  Again - Kylo's kind of a little bitch with poor control.
-Flying well.  Luke also did that naturally.
-Fighting the Elite Praetorian Guard as well as Kylo.  That's definitely more than Luke did by the second movie.
-Shooting three ties at once in the Falcon.  A little more showy than the shooting Luke, Han, and Finn showed previously - but that I chalk up to a "you know what would look cool" moment by the director than a signal of her power.
-Lifting a bunch of rocks at once.  Given Yoda's "size does not matter talk" that seems like Rey is more confident in her powers than whiny Luke was in Dagobah.

Given all that I'd agree she's shown to be progressing faster than Luke, but I'd say by a pretty small margin and it seems to come down to her having more confidence than ability.
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« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2017, 04:14:58 pm »

The one ting that keeps playing on my mind is how non-marketable this film is. Sure we get action figures of Rey, Kylo, Poe, Finn, Phasma....again....and there's the added Luke, Leia and Ackbar.
But where are the "Star Wars" characters who visually leave us ooohing and ahhing? Where's the Boba Fett, Bossk, Darth Maul, Darth Talon, Gammorean Guard, Aayla Secura, Shaak Ti....or anything really? It's like the visual creatures were secondary. There weren't even any good ones in that wretched casino sequence.
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« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2017, 10:29:56 pm »

My wife brought this up when we were talking about which figures they were probably going to make. There really isn't anything that interesting. Even the casino, according to a video I saw they did some reshoots just to add more creatures in.
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« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2017, 12:45:46 am »

My wife brought this up when we were talking about which figures they were probably going to make. There really isn't anything that interesting. Even the casino, according to a video I saw they did some reshoots just to add more creatures in.

I guess there's a few options.  Undecided

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« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2017, 08:24:30 am »

My wife brought this up when we were talking about which figures they were probably going to make. There really isn't anything that interesting. Even the casino, according to a video I saw they did some reshoots just to add more creatures in.

I guess there's a few options.  Undecided



I think I want that to get made.
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« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2017, 02:19:02 pm »

I guess they're so busy casting as PC as possible that alien life forms just become an afterthought.
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« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2017, 04:45:26 pm »

I remember being surprised that Kenner made an open belly tauntaun.
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« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2017, 05:29:10 pm »

Since Star Wars figs didn't have leg spreading ability, I always loved the way they handled the Tauntaun saddles.  Very creative.  Feel free to joke about the phrase 'leg spreading ability'.

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« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2018, 07:19:28 pm »

Ha!  I finally was on a computer to see the custom.  My only question is "What assembly is required?"  Because that could get gross.
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« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2018, 12:50:03 am »

"Leg Spreading Ability" sounds like a legitimate articulation point.

I remember Justin/NiteOwl reviewing a figure on the AFB podcast and at the very moment he meant to say that the figure had several swap out hands including "fists" the word deserted him and he said "Punchy Hands" which of course has become the standard term for us now.  Cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2018, 08:18:30 pm »

Billy Dee Williams is on board for episode IX they say   applause.gif
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