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Voltron producer

They come in threes.  Voltron producer has died as well.

Interesting. One of the writers for Thundercats was just found dead as well... I think we're working on a trilogy of dead 80's cartoon figures. My vote is for the drummer from Kidd Video, if he's not dead yet.

Collect All 92! / Re: Death Squad Commander
« on: May 25, 2010, 09:13 AM »
Well now I think he's wearing blue.

Similar shot, no color:

Collect All 92! / Re: Boba Fett
« on: May 25, 2010, 09:12 AM »
While there have been a lot of nice modern sculpts of BF, I've never really been happy with any of them. The proportions are never dead on. It's probably incredibly nitpicky (and beyond geeky), but just looking at Scott's source photo from ESB shows a lot of differences between the actual character and the figures - just look at the helmet shape alone - it's more of a squared shape, but they usually sculpt it rectangular. Jeremy Bulloch wasn't the biggest guy, either - BF is usually sculpted with much bulkier and longer limbs than he actually had. Despite is being cliché at this point, I say we're still due an "ultimate" BF figure.

The vintage figure is one of my favorites, though, for sure. The colors alone make him stand out so much from most of the other vintage stuff.

Collect All 92! / Re: Power Droid
« on: May 21, 2010, 08:27 AM »
Excellent - I remembered the scene, but didn't know if more detailed photos existed. I say we call for a Beru/Power Droid resculpt 2-pack.

Just found another one:

Collect All 92! / Re: Power Droid
« on: May 20, 2010, 04:59 PM »
Any stills of the blue one at the Lars ranch?

The Vintage Collection / Re: Your #1 Action Figure
« on: May 15, 2010, 02:10 PM »
Vintage Jedi Luke, just for nostalgia's sake. That was my go-to figure as a kid, and I still love how it looks.

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« on: May 15, 2010, 02:09 PM »
  Rod Roddey (RIP) eat your heart out.

Give the man some respect. It's "Roddy". Good lord, man.

I don't know that the Oola looks horribly different than the one we've had for years, and as JJ said, that one was pretty good to begin with. But yeah, excitement and stuff.

Collect All 92! / Re: Jawa
« on: May 6, 2010, 11:02 PM »
Yeah, I know about all those, but that's what I was talking about with the impacting of the aesthetics and articulation and all of these things.  That Threepio's just a couple of hunks of plastic, and the Artoos with the light-up eyes have the fixed domes and stuff.  So they're all gimped in some way or another.

What I'd like to see are regular figures with LEDs implemented in, like the Resurgence Artoo or Threepio with light-up eyes, while retaining the articulation.  I don't know enough about LEDs to know if that's even possible at that small a scale, and if it even is, how expensive it would be.

And what do you know about electronics and toys, anyway?   ::)

Just because I totally owned you with my last post, don't get all jealous and ****. I think just a cell battery and some small LEDs would get the job done, and I can't imagine why it wouldn't be possible. At least in an R2 figure.

Collect All 92! / Re: Jawa
« on: April 30, 2010, 07:31 PM »
LEDs are cheap, small, and consume very little battery power, so I'd say it's well within their budgets. They pulled it off with a couple of R2s, so I don't know why not a Jawa or other droids. If you recall, in fact, the broken apart 3P0 that came with the Saga-era "Cloud City Capture" Chewbacca had eyes that lit up when the head was pushed into the body. They can definitely pull it off.

Collect All 92! / Re: Greedo
« on: April 30, 2010, 07:27 PM »
Have you ever wore your Greedo vest out in the rain?

I love that song.

Collect All 92! / Re: Hammerhead
« on: April 30, 2010, 07:26 PM »
Preach on, brother!  All the cantina aliens were bad guys.  That's the way it should be.  And they can shove the PC names they were given later on, they already have names.  Hammerhead, Snaggle Tooth, Squid Head etc.

PC? Because they were afraid of offending walruses and squids?

Collect All 92! / Re: Greedo
« on: April 29, 2010, 03:40 PM »
I'm more of a Zorbeez guy, myself.

Collect All 92! / Re: Hammerhead
« on: April 29, 2010, 03:38 PM »
I hated what the EU did to his character me he was always always a bad guy.  He had a bad guy gun and he clubbed baby Rebels.  He wasn't some peacenik hippy...he was Hammerhead

Not to mention those shifty eyes....

Collect All 92! / Re: Greedo
« on: April 27, 2010, 03:48 PM »
I'm totally happy with them making movie-accurate versions of the vintage goofs - I'm not too worried about whether they make a modern version of the screwed up figures at all. If they went out of their way to make a modern version of the goofed Greedo figure, I think that would actually be pretty stupid, especially considering it wouldn't very likely sell much. I would like all of the unmade vintage stuff redone for sure, though.

Collect All 92! / Re: Greedo
« on: April 27, 2010, 01:25 PM »
It's just a bad measure.  Lots of Vintage figures were not accurate.  So saying that a character hasn't been remade because none match the details of the Vintage version is silly.  I think you need to judge based on whether the movie character has been redone.  Clearly Greedo (as well as the trooper in the Death Squad Commander photo) have been redone.

You have to look at the source of the inaccuracy, though - the R2 figure, while looking a bit funky by modern standards, is obviously produced based on what R2 looks like. Greedo very obviously does NOT look like the vintage figure outside of his head and hands, and, as Scott pointed out, the body is a sculpt based on an entirely different character. Then there's issues like the DSC, which are likely based on discolored or inaccurate/ambiguous photography. I wouldn't lump R2 into those issues - that's more an issue of a cheaper/less detailed sculpt than anything else.

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