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Toy Reviews / VOTC Leia and Obi-Wan
« on: August 6, 2004, 10:26 PM »
I've had these figs for around a week and a half, but never really got around to reviewing them. They got me enthusiastic about SW collecting again, and got me to start ordering figures online. Anyway, here's what I think about the VOTC Leia and Obi-Wan......


Princess Leia Organa

Sculpt: Sculpt is pretty good here. Some may argue that the face looks nothing like Carrie Fisher, but I think it is a decent likeness of her. The upper body has a GREAT amount of detail, until you get to the waist. The softgoods dress was a nice addition, and I think it is pretty well done. Under the skirt is just plainly sculpted legs (painted white) along with boots. Nothing exciting here. Thumbs in the middle.

Paint: Not much painting here, as I'm sure Hasbro used white plastic. The belt has gray buckles, and the bottoms of her boots are painted black. This was a nice feature, as Hasbro detailed the figure really well. The paint on her face makes her look like a doll of somesort though. Thumbs up for a good paintjob on this figure.

Articulation: I believe Leia has 12 points. Ball/Socket Neck, Ball/Socket Arms, Elbows, Wrists, Waist, Hips, and Knees. Yup, that's 12. The arms are nice, as you can pose her with her blaster in both hands, hands near her hips (like the picture on the card), or straight down at her sides (Requires you to flip the arms and wrists though, it's kind of hard to explain without pictures). I have heard that her knees are Ball/Socket, but they don't seem that way to me. She can bend her knees, but can only move her shins left and right. Maybe I'm doing something wrong? Oh well, they just don't seem Ball/Socket to me. Thumbs up for articulation.

Accessories: You get a black, shiney Stormtrooper blaster, exactly the same as the POTJ one, which also comes with Saga Bespin Chewie and Admiral Ozzel for example. Her hands are small, so this is just about the only weapon she can hold. I would have preferred the long Leia pistol she uses before getting stunned in ANH, but this does fine. Thumbs in the middle.

Overall: Pretty decent figure for Leia. I see she is selling like hotcakes and seems to be the most difficult to find just behind Luke. I know why. A good figure that is well worth the money.

Grade: A- (A Minus)




Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi


Sculpt: The head seems like a decent enough sculpt to me. Looks an awful lot like the old POTJ Obi-Wan to me. The upper body has decent detailto the waist where the soft goods begin. His sleeves have wrinkles in them, which looks pretty cool. His hands have GREAT detail, showing wrinkles and veins. This is an AWESOME detail, IMO, and really adds to the figure. His belt has little detail. Just a buckle and a small hook where a Lighsaber hilt would go. Under the soft goods cloak are your basic pants and boots, with a small bit of detail in each (A few wrinkles). For example of this see a figure like, oh, um, Admiral Ozzel. His pants are similar. Thumbs in the middle leaning towards Up with the sculpt.

Paint: Eh, a decent paintjob. Like Leia, he was probably sculpted with tan plastic, and the painted the brown on him. His boots, belt, and inner shirt are painted brown, and his hair is gray. Not much else to talk about here. Thumbs in the middle

Articulation: Here's where it gets messy...... he has the standard neck articulation, NOT Ball/Socket like Han and Leia. Big no-no. He DOES have Ball/Socket Shoulders, but cruddy Elbow articulation. Once again, I refer you to Admrial Ozzel's figure for an example. He looks bad without the cloak when he has his arms moved to go straight down, but that's mainly because of the sculpt. It's even harder to put the cloak on with his elbows like that, so you have to move them into the straight position, THEN move the elbows back to the normal position, as well as move the cloth back so it doesn't look pulled. It's good that he can hold his Lightsaber with both hands, but I wish he had some better elbows. Add in the Standard waist along with Standard Leg articulation, and you'll get a Thumbs Down regarding the articulation for Ben.

Accessories: You get a POTJ Old Ben Blue Lightsaber, which is basically the only thing he ever used in the OT. And the cloak....... The cloak is decent enough, but hard to get on because of the elbow articulation. When you get it on, you then see how big it is. You have to fold pieces just to make it look movie accurate. The arms are big too, and the cloak as a whole is extra thick. Thumbs in the middle for accessories.

Overall: While I still recommend the figure, I would keep him on display, or carded. He is definately not a playable figure, and you see why once you take it out of the package. Definately not the "Ultimate" version Hasbro hyped it to be.

Grade: B- (B Minus)


Here is how I would rank the VOTC figs from Wave 1 so far (I still don't have Luke yet, so keep that in mind):

1. Han
2. Leia
3. Obi-Wan


Both figures are recommended by me. Hope you enjoyed the review.  :)

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Toy Reviews / Re: Star Destroyer Wave - :(
« on: August 6, 2004, 09:43 PM »
I JUST found this wave today at a grocery store of all places (Why is it that they get better figs than the big stores?).

Anyway, I will agree that Dengar is the best fig from the wave. Lots of detail, a great paintjob.... it looks just like its movie counterpart. My only complaint would be that it has no knee articulation, but that doesn't take away from the awesomeness that is Dengar.

I disagree with your stance on Bossk. He seems perfectly normal to me, and is about the same thickness as his POTF2 counterpart. The articulation is good, as is the sculpt. IMO, this is a GREAT figure, and well worth the money. My only gripe is that his hand is too big, and he can't hold is blaster tightly.

As for Ozzel, I think he has a good body, but the headsculpt is kind of dull. It could have been better, but I still think this is a good figure, and a welcome addition for my Imperial Army.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: AT-TE
« on: August 6, 2004, 06:14 PM »
I bet that one would be around Falcon scale. Be able to hold a Pilot and a few figs as well as a Speeder Bike. I see a $50 price tag.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: R.I.P. Super Freak (Rick James)...
« on: August 6, 2004, 05:26 PM »
AIM says he was shot by someone. Hmm.


RIP Rick James.  :(

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: August 6, 2004, 12:24 PM »
^^  :o  ;D

And JK8734650165764104365, what's with the guys?  ???

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: August 5, 2004, 03:36 PM »
R2 sounds pretty good, better than what we saw at SDCC. Sounds like he'll be an "Ultimate" R2, but I still think Bar2 will be superior.

BTW, is the VOTC R2 electronic? ???

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When the hotel's fire alarm goes off at 6:30am, making me lose a good couple hours of extra sleep, not to mention having to observe all of my neighbors (including my manager) in their sleepwear.   :-\

False alarm of course.  But it took them over 15 minutes to figure that out.  Bastards.

Oh well, at least there's still the free breakfast!   :P

That happened to me at a wedding two years ago. Two doofs fooling around with a fire extinguisher when there was no fire in sight.  ::)

I REALLY hate when your neighbors don't know where the yard boundaries are, and mow over into YOUR yard. My new neighbor does this, and makes the left side of my yard (which is really small to begin with) look like crap because he does this retarded looking diagonal cut into my yard. It drives me freakin' crazy!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do You Have Pets?
« on: August 5, 2004, 01:17 PM »
We've had our dog Duke for about 13 months now. He's a black lab mix. I don't have pics though.

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: VOTC/OTC Purchases
« on: August 5, 2004, 12:51 PM »
So far I have:

OTC:

Dagobah Luke
Yoda
Jedi Luke

VOTC:

Han
Leia
Obi-Wan


All of these will change of course. :)

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I thought Durge and Assajj were both killed? So I guess that removes those characters...

I'm hoping to see an ARC Trooper, but aside from him, I think that there is very little possibility for any other CW characters......

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Harry Potter
« on: August 5, 2004, 12:14 AM »
Last I heard they wanted to do 2 separate movies, Part 1 at Thanksgiving and Part 2 at Christmas, but that was a long time ago.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Ephant Mon
« on: August 4, 2004, 10:01 PM »
I'd like to buy one too, as they never showed up around here.

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: August 4, 2004, 09:58 PM »
Sweet! I was judging by the pic (Just skimmed through the describing paragraph), and it appeared as if he didn't have articulated knees.

As for the bandolier, I'm HOPING that it will be removeable, but I guess we'll have to wait until October to see....

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Best. Chewie. Ever. Looks like Hasbro has another winner.

Too bad he doesn't have ball jointed knees though.  :(

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: August 4, 2004, 12:12 PM »
I just found out who will be greeting me when I get home this afternoon in my mailbox



Yeah baby!

Hey, I got that yesterday too!

Did you know she's dating Fez from That 70s Show?

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