« on: February 8, 2012, 08:06 PM »
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Even more reason for me to pick up the Criterion blu-ray of Anatomy of a Murder later this month.
Don't forget Road House!
"Get this POS coward off my lawn!"
Can you cite any one of them that was made coming off an appearance in an advertisement?
No, but I can cite aliens which *didn't* appear in movies or can't be found without the use of hi-def freeze frames. It's not "From the hit commercial!" so much as it is "Here's a point of reference." We've seen figures based on unused concept designs, (relatively) obscure 1980s comic books, and whatever the heck Jorg Sacul is. When you get right down to it, the bulk of what happens gets made because someone WANTS it to happen. They don't need an excuse, or even a precedent, half the time.
I think it's a real stretch to try to get figures out of these characters just because they're appearing in an advertisement, but whatever.
Is it any more of a stretch than any of the reasons some of the other 1800+ figures got made?
Ok, here I go. I really like the vintage collection for the cardbacks. The figures are amazing sculpts anymore, but the cardbacks are usually great. I was really looking forward to the Luke Cardback. I thought for certain they would use that screen capture from the deleted scene as shown in the earlier post. That would have looked so badass IMO. Now to see the final cardback image is a huge letdown for me as far as cardbacks go. To top it off his is the worst of the 5 cardbacks IMO. Leia's and Lando's are ok but they could have been better. Cracken and the Pilot's look terrible IMO. I can't belive they picked that goofy-assed smiling picture for him when they got the Gunner one. Oh well, he's not a fav character anyway but bleh. It just looks really lame.
Now for the igures themselves. I am all in for the Luke, Leia and Lando. Mainly Luke and Lando. I am not happy with the cloak they picked for Luke. Brown? Really? Sigh. I like the figure though. Cracken and the Pilot I may leave on the pegs. Not that excited about them.