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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Wal-Mart UPCs.
« on: January 13, 2008, 07:14 AM »
I'm really shocked at this news. Two sets of Rebel Pilots?!

Wow, hopefully these are going to be great.

I have no doubt that the Tycho body will be used to some degree here.


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I'm hoping that I'm wrong, but I'm starting to think that we might see changes to the Stormtroopers in the OT once the 3D Re-releases or the Super-duper Special Editions come out at some point in the future.

Even if it's something silly like re-doing that room full of Stormtroopers that Han runs into in the Special Edition of EP4 or painting each of the Biker Scouts to have camo armor in EP6 - I fear that batallion markings are eventually going to find their way into the OT films themselves.

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Anyone have any coins from any wave 7.5 figures?  :)

That wave's barely hit here, and at this point I'm more concerned on the coins than the figures.

To return Anthony's favor to me, PM sent...

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Well - the Hawkbat Clone is no longer listed on Hasbro Toy Shop.

This is really starting to upset me.

Does anyone have any spare coins from Hawkbat Clones they're willing to part with?

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30th Anniversary Collection / Wal-Mart Exclusive 30AC Comic Packs
« on: January 9, 2008, 08:23 PM »
The twins sets are short packed.

Ah, that makes more sense.

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30th Anniversary Collection / Wal-Mart Exclusive 30AC Comic Packs
« on: January 9, 2008, 05:32 PM »
A good friend of mine grabbed for me 2 each of the Keller and Boba Fett sets and 1 of the Sep of the Twins set.

He said there were a bunch of the first two sets but only two of the Sep of the Twins set on the pegs. Odd.


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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: 2008 Rumors and Speculation
« on: January 7, 2008, 07:25 PM »
But even so, surely they realize how sucktastic that Ilum Padme was?  :-\

I dunno - as far as Padme figures go, it is hardly the worst one ever made - the first AOTC Padme with the quick-draw action was far worse IMHO.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: 2008 Clone Wars Preview Figure?
« on: January 7, 2008, 05:45 PM »
I'm hoping that it's just a coincidence with the name.


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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
« on: January 7, 2008, 03:53 PM »
Has anyone found the Mouse/Basso, Lt. Jundland/Deena Shan, White Commando/SBD wave in the wild yet?

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30th Anniversary Collection / Wal-Mart Exclusive 30AC Comic Packs
« on: January 7, 2008, 03:43 PM »
The Jabba's Band sets have shown up on WalMart.com.

I consider this a very good sign for getting those Comic 2-packs.

Hopefully Hasbro didn't let WalMart get away with producing LESS of these three sets than any other comic 2-pack and they'll be on walmart.com eventually as well.

Have any case break-downs for these been determined? The standard case holds 8 sets. I could see it being 3x of the clone set, 3x of the Fett set and 2x of the Seperation of the Twins set.

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The Legacy Collection / Re: 2008 Millenium Falcon Upgrade
« on: January 7, 2008, 03:07 AM »
There's been a number of folks over there talking out their collective asses for quite a while...

Totally, both on the boards AND by the staff. My favorite example is from a recent addition to the photo archive:

CLONE TROOPER
(Hawkbat Battalion)


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Although it appears that the helmet is missing a black line on the front (as seen in other Clone Trooper helmets), closer inspection of the cartoon reveals that there isn't a stripe in the animation either!

Here's a screen shot from the cartoon which I found on the Wookiepedia...



If you look at the two flanking the lead clone, you can see that the black stripe is indeed present. On the lead clone if you look at the right side of his helmet (his right, your left) you will see that the black stripe is there, it appears to be absent from the front of the helmet due to the reflection of light from the gunfire.

A "closer inspection" indeed.

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The Legacy Collection / Re: Hoth Speeder Bike
« on: January 7, 2008, 02:54 AM »
Amen.  I do really like these the more I look at them, but I wish it was a better value. They could easily have included a third trooper or made the set $15 instead of $20.  Oh well, I will buy at least two regardless.   :-\

The overall value doesn't seem that bad to me. I guess if they were to issue Blizzard Force Biker Scout w/Speeder Bike as a Deluxe figure, it would be a $10 item.

So I see Hasbro's thinking here, you get two of the same Deluxe figures in a single box for $20. Add to that the fact that the figures themselves are kit-bashed combinations of two figures that originally retailed for $10 each. Heck factor in that we currently pay $7 for each figure. That means that the cost of the two speeder bikes is somewhere between $0 and $6. To me that's a pretty good value.

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I would agree, but I'm sure this line isn't aimed at us; the 3 3/4" SW collector SW fan.

And in that reasoning lies their mistake.

A year or two ago, G4 covered Toy Fair - when they got around to the Hasbro Star Wars display Daryyl DePriest touted the Titanium Forged Figures as the "cool new thing" for the Star Wars toy line.

I will roll my eyes and laugh if G4 covers Toy Fair again and when they get to the Hasbro Star Wars booth instead of hyping the stuff based around The Force Unleashed, this will be what happens...

G4 Interviewer: Tell us what you have planned for Star Wars this year
Darryl DePriest: Well, we've got these bulbous Urban Vinyl style figures that we think your viewers will LOVE!
G4 Interviewer: Mr. DePriest, you know G4 is channel focused primarily on video games, are you doing anything around the "Force Unleashed" game this year?
Darryl DePriest: (points at the display of 3.75" figures) Yeah, we got some of that stuff, but you really should be focusing on our Mighty Crudds! They are the future of Star Wars collecting!

At this point, the rest of the Hasbro team should be shown throwing whatever Mighty Muggs they have on display into a coffin and nailing it shut.

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: 2008 Rumors and Speculation
« on: January 6, 2008, 09:48 AM »
Isn't there supposed to be the regular TAC-style line running concurrently with the Clone Wars line?

I was under the impression that the Clone Wars stuff was going to be completely separate from the Star Wars Saga collection. Just like Saga Legends was separate from TAC in 2007. So there should be some movie-based waves coming out at the same time as the Clone Wars stuff. Perhaps I misread/misinterpreted some of the Q&A answers from a while back...

Hopefully we will see this wave at Toy Fair and perhaps it might even be the first wave featuring the Droid Factory BAF concept.

So I re-watched all of the Clone Wars last night.

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Nelvaan Warrior (mutated and not) (A mutated one would be HUGE!)
Skakoan Techno Union Scientist

The mutated Nelvaan Warriors were huge and unless they made a deluxe figure (which I don't see happening) these aren't ever getting made. Perhaps an unmutated warrior might get made, but I doubt it. The Skakoan Scientists were nothing more than color variations of Wat Tambor, if they were to ever make these guys to go with the Nelvaan Warriors then it would just be a repaint of the Wat Tambor figure.

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San Hill and the other Muuns
Muunilinst Neimoidian

Well, San Hill we already got as part of the Geonosis War Room Screen Scene. Perhaps the figure could LOOK better, but otherwise, there's really no need to do him again. In addition, the other Muuns with San Hill are all dressed relatively the same. Check out this image of them being lead off:

Not exactly exciting IMHO. Same thing goes with the Neimodian, basically he looked like Nute Gunray with blue/gray clothes as opposed to Nute's typical Red/Yellow/Orange attire. So again, if they made this figure it would just be a repaint of Nute.

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Gooey unarmored Durge

Ok - this revelation about Durge in the Cartoon was one of the weakest parts. I am thankful that instead of another battle between Durge and Obi-Wan, we got the extended Volume 1 Episode 20 with the Jedi facing off against Grievous. Since we're talking about Animated Clone Wars figures done in the realistic style, I'm afraid that the closest you might get to this is battle damaged Durge w/his helmet removed as seen in issue 3 of the Obsession comic series.

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Jedi Sha'a Gi
Jedi Daakman Barrek
Jedi Tarr Seirr

Ok - so Barrek is only seen in a blurry hologram. Sha'a Gi is the Jedi Padawan that gives into fear and Tarr Seirr is the Cerean Jedi. I guess in terms of adding them to the ranks of the Jedi, having figures of them would be cool. But none of these characters are overly exciting in terms of design.

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Jedi K'Kruhk

I had forgotten that they had made that Whiphid Jedi in Volume 1 Episode 20, K'Kruhk. They even say that the other Jedi are dead yet K'Kruhk has shown up in the Dark Times comic and in the Legacy comic. So now of course, they've modified the details around the Battle of Hypori to indicate that K'Kruhk was THOUGHT to have been dead. Ok, fine. I have no doubt that we will eventually get a K'Kruhk figure. Hopefully though, the figure will be based on a design of him from the Dark Horse Comics - completely with Straw Hat.  ;D

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Jedi Nem Bees (we don't see him in the cartoon in Jedi attire, but they could still make it with it.)
Kon'me

Nem Bees comes from the "What's the Story" feature on StarWars.com. If they were going to give us a Jedi Nem Bees figure, hopefully it will be him in his Jedi Attire. As he appeared in the cartoon is nothing more than a Max Reebo figure. The Kon'me are interesting design, and again were part of the "What's the Story" feature, since they were only ever featured for a split second fighting off Seperatist forces. The design when translated into the movie-style figures might end up looking like a poor-man's Arbiter (from Halo) which would be okay I guess but might cause some problems.

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Battle Droid with speeder sub

This design would definitely be welcome, you need something for Kit Fisto, the Scuba Clones and the Mon Calamari to fight against! The Manta Sub-fighters are also pretty cool, might make for a neat battle-pack at some point. Manta sub-fighter, 2 mini-subs w/battle droids, shirtless Kit Fisto.

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Sidious w/ Hologram Walker

This design borrowed from the appearance in The Phantom Menace. I have no doubt that we will eventually see this figure get made. Personally I would prefer a light-up feature over a wind-up walking feature, but I'd be willing to bet that Hasbro tries the walking feature route.

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Phase 2 Captain Fordo

I'd rather see them give us a better Captain Fordo in the Phase 1 ARC-Trooper armor before going the Phase 2 route, but since they already have a good Phase 1 ARC Trooper figure, it would be cool if they gave us a Captain Fordo figure that could easily switch between Phase 1 and Phase 2 versions. Perferably with a soft-goods kama.

So in the end, I still maintain that if that list is indeed made, the majority of the prominent designs from the series will be covered. Sure there are some stragglers, but those worth making (K'Kruhk and Holo Sidious on Hologram Walker) appeared elsewhere and are likely to be made at some point.

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: 2008 Rumors and Speculation
« on: January 5, 2008, 03:24 PM »
OK - point taken. Looks like I need to go back and watch the DVDs.

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