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Saga '02-'04 / Re: What killed the deluxe line?
« on: May 14, 2003, 12:30 AM »
Heh heh heh, I always like it when dimetrodon gets pissed at Hasbro. :)

I agree with you, most of the SAGA deluxes are a joke; Hasbro could do so much better.  So far, I like the following:

- 3PO w/ Battle Droid - A+
- NExu - A+
- Flying Geonosian - A

Everything else is pretty subpar in my book as far as SAGA deluxes go (I'm not a fan of the speederbike Clonetrooper either), but then, today, I got my new deluxes from newforce, and I am very pleased.

- Kamino Obi Wan w/ column - A+
- Kamino Jango Fett w/ column - B
- Dwarf Spider Droid - B+
- Super Builder Droid - A-

If anyone wants, I'll be happy to start a new thread and give comprehensive details on them.

 :P


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Saga '02-'04 / Re: What's up with availability
« on: May 14, 2003, 12:21 AM »
Yep, and Hasbro is also the ones who keep repacking the Destroyer Droid for whatever reason, overproduced the heck out of pilot Jango, etc, etc, etc.

For them to blame the retailers is a pathetic excuse and by saying that it isn't their own fault is lame.  They handled this the wrong way, and I feel they owe the retailers and fans an apology.

 :P  

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Newbies / Re: I Welcome Myself
« on: May 13, 2003, 02:03 AM »
Good to see you here dimetrodon, I think you'll like this place better than rebelscum (so far I do) and this place is a little more lively than nomad's (I'll never totally leave there though ;)).

 :P

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: What killed the deluxe line?
« on: May 13, 2003, 01:58 AM »
Ok though, deal.  Sell me a new SAGA red Battle Droid for 2 dollars and you have your money.  I'll even pay for shipping. ;)  

Yeah, if I could find one.  ::)


I'm in the same boat.  What a ridiculous way to treat an army-builder that nearly everyone wants a few of.  Oh Hasbro...

 :P


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Saga '02-'04 / Re: What's up with availability
« on: May 13, 2003, 01:55 AM »
I'm a little too tired to go into nearly as much detail as JJ did, so I'll make it short and sweet:  I blame 99% of it on Hasbro.

 :P

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: SAGA Snowtrooper
« on: May 13, 2003, 01:51 AM »
Yeah, it would be hard to argue with the CT Stormtrooper being the ultimate army-builder.  I would rate the Fleet Trooper as a close second though.  

After that, there are several in the running for third place.

 :P

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Which army-builders need a facelift?
« on: May 13, 2003, 01:48 AM »
Ewoks would be cool....

I could use a few more of those fuzzballs getting blasted by my Stormtoopers and AT-STs in my Endor diorama. ;)

 :P

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1 - Ice Cream Maker Guy (what collection is complete w/out him? ;))

2 - Cloud Car Pilot w/ Cloud Car!

3 - Pre-Carbon Han w/out jacket on

4 - Toryn Farr w/ operator chair

5 - General Rieken w/ tactical readout

6 - Dagobah Luke resculpt

7 - Lando resculpt (non-action pose or well articulated)

8 - Hoth Rebel Trooper (well articulated)

9 - Snowspeeder pilot generic non-buff

10 - Bespin Guard (black version and head variant of POTJ one)

 :P

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: SAGA Snowtrooper
« on: May 12, 2003, 01:43 AM »
Man, you really are disappointed in that figure! :o

I agree with you though, if they had made the improvements that you want it would be practically flawless.  Still though, I love this figure the way it already is and have about 25 of them including head variants.  They look really good in dioramas.

 :P

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: SAGA Snowtrooper
« on: May 11, 2003, 09:31 PM »
I'm still sold on the Snowtrooper, I think it looks nice.

Jesse, I do agree with your assessment on the swivel knees, but I think it could have worked on the Snowtrooper too.  

Seeing that your signature here (and at Rebelscum for a long time) rips on the Fleet Trooper, how many do you have?  Also, do you think Hasbro is going to revisit that figure and make the improvements that you desire, such as a working holster and removable helmet?

 :P

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: SAGA Snowtrooper
« on: May 11, 2003, 12:56 AM »
His wrists and elbows might have articulation though Jesse (but I wouldn't bet on it), so it might be better than some of us are anticipating.  Knee articulation like the Fleet Trooper would have been nice.

I think that based on the pics this is a great looking figure.  No complaints here, especially if his wrists/elbows are indeed articulated.

 :P

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Saga '02-'04 / SAGA Snowtrooper
« on: May 10, 2003, 03:19 AM »
Sorry if this figure has been mentioned before, I'm still kind of new to this forum.

Anyway, what are your opinions on it based on the pics?  Do you think it is much of an improvement over the POTF2 version?

I do like this figure and am looking forward to it.  While I can't recall all the details from the pics I saw a while back, I do remember that he is in a non-action pose (good Hasbro), has a working holster, and comes with an E-web cannon.  His sculpt also looks very nice.  

The POTF2 version was already a good figure in my opinion, and it's hard sometimes to improve drastically over a pretty good figure (kind of like the Blastshield Luke is a pretty good figure and I don't think it is very far behind later Tatooine Lukes), so I have to say that I am very satisfied with the pics I saw of it earlier.  Hopefully he will have a little extra articulation too.

What do you all think of this fella?  How many do you want?  Count me in for 8-10 of them if I can find that many.

 :P

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Saga '02-'04 / Which army-builders need a facelift?
« on: May 10, 2003, 03:12 AM »
There are a few army-builders that I think it is time Hasbro starts going back to the drawing board and doing some major resculpting, others that could use a little tweaking, and still others that could use some head variants.  


ALL NEW SCULPTS:

Hoth Rebel Trooper

- I think that the one that came with the Deluxe Hoth Cannon is pretty cool, and much better than the regular POTF2 bearded man, but an all new one would be a welcome addition I think, especially if it were on par with the new Hoth Han Solo.  With the improved Snowtrooper already on the way, this could be coming too.  Somewhere I think I might have seen it mentioned on a preview list?

Clonetrooper

- I don't feel that Hasbro has done this awesome army-builder justice as of yet, here it is over a year since EPII's release, and we are yet to have a great all-around Clone.  How about one that has CT Stormtrooper-esque articulation with added wrist articulation?  The Clone 3-pk will be a lot of fun, but I wish that a better carded version would come out too.  I'm sure eventually one will, but I have to have one tomorrow when I go to Walmart. ;)


TWEAKING:

CT Stormtrooper

- This is still a great figure (possibly my favorite ever), but wouldn't it be nice if somewhere down the road they re-released it as a basic carded figure with added wrist articulation?  And possibly a blaster that could attach a blast effect?

Naboo Guard (orange/yellowish outfit)

- Maybe a complete overhaul would be better, but I wouldn't mind the earlier one being re-released with some added articulation, or even a head variant which could also go into the next category.


HEAD VARIANT:

Bespin Guard

- Pretty simple here, just make one that looks like a Mexican or Spanish man like the vintage version, and perhaps an African American one too.  That would be awesome.  Considering they are doing it with the Outlander Club patrons, I feel they should do the same with the Bespin Guards, who tend to be much more recognizable to casual fans and kids too.


There's more than these right now that I could mention, this is probably just the tip of the iceberg.

What are your opinions?  Are there some others you would like to see?

 :P

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: What killed the deluxe line?
« on: May 10, 2003, 02:51 AM »
Mr PL, actually, I didn't even realize that I quoted you.  Guess I just came up with the same words on accident, because I don't remember reading that you wrote that.  Sometimes Wookies tend to miss a couple of sentences in a post as big as yours was.

Ok though, deal.  Sell me a new SAGA red Battle Droid for 2 dollars and you have your money.  I'll even pay for shipping. ;)  

I like Jesse's idea about the Hoth Trench.  It's too bad that Hasbro doesn't incorportate more ideas like that and put in new figures instead of boring rehashes.

 :P

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Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Clone 3-pk ...does it suffice?
« on: May 10, 2003, 02:42 AM »
A Battle Droid 10-pk would be pretty sweet...

...they could possibly do that at retail for about $30.00.  I think they would sell, especially if they did an EPI beige set as well as an EPII red set.  Good idea there Darth Homer.

As for the Destroyers, they really didn't have too much of a role in EPII, but what the heck, I guess I could use some more as well as a few more Super Droids.  But it's the regular, sissy Battle Droids that I really want more of.

 :P

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