Star Wars: Rebels


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Looking forward to the show, but my expectations are not too high. I suspected that Disney would want to keep it light (for the kids), and the creative team has already said as much. The whole family loved the Clone Wars series, and it definitely got pretty dark at times. I think many people saw the CW movie, and believed that was what the series was like. I wasn't too thrilled with the movie either, but the team kept pushing it further. It is still a shame that Disney had to pull the plug on it. 

 

I've watched several of the 5 - 10 min previews and they've all been really good.

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for those who don't know the first two episodes are out there d http://www.watchcartoononline.com/star-wars-rebels-episode-1-2-spark-of-rebellion

as for the show i liked it. I think I'm in the minority thinking disney, is going to be the best thing for star wars.  I didn't think any more movies were ever going to made, and now I can see even more movies after ep 9 maybe even spin off movies and cartoon series.

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   If retailers didn't want to "go all in" on a new SW theme, inventories could be light, and there could be short term outages.  The new (classic) SW Legos probably hurt sales for these, and it's possible some retail buyers looked at inventories of these not moving, and said "Order more of these for October / November delivery? ... meh... I'll think we'll hold off on that." Then the show comes out and they start selling out. 

   But, I just decided I'm not ready for the short term flip game yet, so I'm going to pass. I already got the pair to build and a pair to hold.  These sets will be around for a while.  I'll have plenty of opportunity to get more later.  And trekgate could very well be right: there may be no shortage at all, and buying now could be just buying and holding for a long, long time.

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Pardon my ignorance, but I passed some SW Rebels Movie DVDs at Walmart. Did the TV series start with this movie (a la Clone Wars show) ?

ETA: fixed show title

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I believe so... movie already available online.. in fact, the movie may just be the first two episodes put together?  But official release on TV is tonight on Disney HD (then series going to Disney xD only... which is also interesting, in that Disney xD is not on my basic direcTV package, but is on Time Warner cable).  Clearly, the "movie" is being released simultaneously to DVD.

 

... those emoticon above are supposed to be "X" and "D" together..."X..D"

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I believe so... movie already available online.. in fact, the movie may just be the first two episodes put together? But official release on TV is tonight on Disney HD (then series going to Disney xD only... which is also interesting, in that Disney xD is not on my basic direcTV package, but is on Time Warner cable). Clearly, the "movie" is being released simultaneously to DVD.

... those emoticon above are supposed to be "X" and "D" together..."X..D"

Lol I thought you hated Disney and did xD on purpose :D :D :D

Thanks for the answer :)

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I wonder if these sets will have shortages this xmas.

Bro, do you even read the thread, that's what everyone was discussing before your dynamite drop in.

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Bro, do you even read the thread, that's what everyone was discussing before your dynamite drop in.

 

Thanks, bro.

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I've have just seen the "movie" (looks like two 21min episodes stuck together, indeed).

 

I liked it, not a huge fan but it's ok. The ghost is a cool spaceship, I'm tempted to get one now, ah ah.

 

The "problem" I have with this SW rebels is about the wookies' design... it's... I can't find my words. :bad:

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Gosh darn, I forgot all about the premiere for this series. :( It sounds hopeful though so that's always good to hear.

i liked the hairless wookie, the most

Man, that conjures all kinds of freaky mental images right there.

Yeah, I'm not really sure what to think about that. Haha.

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I'm looking forward to watching this with my 2 year old son. He's excited, too. We'll try to watch it sometime this weekend.

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Just watched it. Love it. Now I need to buy the new ISD.

Same here. I think it's better than clones wars. It is definitely less kiddish. My kids instantly want the sets.

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Same here. I think it's better than clones wars. It is definitely less kiddish. My kids instantly want the sets.

Yeh I was watching it and as they had the ISD come on screen I thought wow what a great Lego commercial, uhh I mean show, I need an ISD...

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My son found this flipping through the channels.  The Wookies were, umm, weird.  Kiddiefied I guess I would call them.  I just can't get too much into stuff that isn't OT.

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Same here. I think it's better than clones wars. It is definitely less kiddish. My kids instantly want the sets.

 

Less kiddish than CW? Even the creators of Rebels have said that it will be much more kid friendly than CW (and they are the same ones that did Clone Wars).

 

Either way, I thought that it was really good (and it was less kiddish than I was worried it would be).

 

That quote from them was early on in production - so hopefully they decided to give it more edge. In one scene, the Imperial leader did unnecessarily kick his own storm trooper to his death (just because he was annoyed), so I am hopeful.

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My son can't turn his eyes away from it. My wife's only major complaint was the Wookies also.

 

I have mixed feelings because I really can't support anything steeped in any prequel lore. So therefore I am obligated to dislike it.

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So do you buy both? ... you get the 6 main characters right up front (the good guys anyway).

Finally got ours out of the box and built it, and realized: you don't get the six main "good guys" with these two ships.  You get everybody but Sabine (the girl that seems to be the explosives expert).

 

She must be coming in a future set.

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The "problem" I have with this SW rebels is about the wookies' design... it's... I can't find my words. :bad:

 

Yea, they look like big brown walking gunk or blob with short legs.

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