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Collect All 92! / Re: Vintage Figures Which Have Not Been Updated
« on: January 1, 2008, 10:50 AM »
Pete- I think you're letting Hasbro off too easy with your suggested modifications of existing figures.  After what Hasbro showed us this year, they just can't cheapen out on us now.  They really must sculpt new ewoks, because there are so many head and body shapes and sizes (I've repainted several myself, and while they look good, they are still recognizable as Romba and Graak); it's also really time for a new Bespin Guard sculpt with better articulation and closed jacket.

I guess I was approaching the situation with a more practical angle of how Hasbro could easily polish off the rest of the Vintage figures as opposed to dragging the modernization of the original 96 figures out another 12 years.

Hasbro has said they will keep making themed waves. They have also stated numerous times that a retooled figure with new paint ops is how they can spread the costs around in a wave when they give us completely new figures.

So in a hypothetical ANH wave, I would welcome them releasing a Death Star Trooper repainted in gray, a Commander Praji using the existing Imperial Officer body only with a new head and then using those cost savings to deliver us a much needed SA Rebel Blockade Runner trooper.

Same thing goes with a hypothetical Endor battle themed ROTJ wave - I'd rather see them employ cost savings and give us repaints of Romba and Graak w/new accessories and cowls so that they could spend the resources on making a SA B-Wing pilot along the same lines as this year's A-Wing pilot.

Yes, I agree with you that Hasbro really SHOULD give us a SA Bespin Guard sculpt that could then have a running variation to provide variety to our Bespin Security Force ranks. At this point, with so few figures left to do from ESB, that would be fine with me. It would also be great if they gave us a SA Hoth Rebel Trooper that could easily be repainted/modified to represent the troopers inside Echo Base AND the troopers in the trenches.

I guess for me I would like to see this issue put to bed. Back in 1995, it seemed unimaginable that by 2007 we'd all still be discussing "what vintage figures have yet to be redone". Considering how many figures we've gotten and the fact that there were only 96 of them originally, it's kinda silly that we still have these lists of 10 - 15 figures still left to be redone.

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: 2008 Order 66 packs?
« on: December 31, 2007, 07:17 PM »
Maybe it's a test shot of the figure and the skirt is going to be black in the final product?

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Collect All 92! / Re: Vintage Figures Which Have Not Been Updated
« on: December 31, 2007, 07:16 PM »
Here's my list of what still needs to be done:

Death Squad Commander - this one should have been handled this year by a running paint-op variation on the Death Star Trooper figure
Bespin Security Guard - Black
Bespin Security Guard - White w/Moustache
Imperial Commander (a Commander Praji from ANH would be sufficient)
Hoth Rebel Trooper - Echo Base Colors
Klaatu
Nikto
B-Wing Pilot (has to be a Human pilot in a red jumpsuit)
Imperial Dignitary
Lumat
Warok

List isn't all that long. I think the design of a SA Bespin Guard figure modified from the POTJ one would be easily accomplished and allow for Hasbro to easily make both versions to appease everyone who wants all of the vintage Kenner figures re-done.

The Death Squad Commander should be easy to do - just take the Death Star Trooper figure from this year and paint the uniform gray.

For the Imperial Commander, just use the same Imperial Officer body that they are using for the Comic 2-pack Luke, paint it black, stick a new head on it and you're done.

For the last two Ewoks - just repaint the 2-pack we just got. I know that it's not perfect, but it's good enough.

Jabba's skiff guards and palace guards all need an upgrade. I have some of the older POTF2 ones next to Ephant Mon and Hermi Odle and they look ridiculous.

I doubt we'll ever get the Sim Aloo/Imperial Dignitary figure. They had a chance in the Saga2 line and instead went with two different dignitaries.

If they gave us a good SA X-Wing Pilot Body and a SA B-Wing Pilot Body along the same lines as this year's A-Wing pilot, they could be keeping us happy with SA Rebel Pilots from now until the cows come home, all they need to do is just keep slightly modifying the paint scheme, head sculpt and helmet markings.


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HRS has wave 7.5 up right now! Its about 11:00 pdt on the 31st!

And as of 6:45PM EDT the Hawkbat Batallion clone is sold out.  >:(

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: 2008 Order 66 packs?
« on: December 31, 2007, 06:43 PM »
Did she ever appear with a tan skirt?

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The Legacy Collection / Re: New Evolution Sets
« on: December 31, 2007, 06:23 PM »
This is a great set. I'm very pleased with what Hasbro has done here.

This is the best way they could handle the Secret Apprentice as a figure.

I also like the designs for the Sith Lord and Jedi Knight versions - they are unique but fit in well with the rest of Star Wars.

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Nice to see Hasbro is trying to spread The Force Unleashed around into all of their lines: Basic Figures, 2" Unleashed, 3" Titanium Ships, Evolutions, etc...

I think the Rogue Shadow is a pretty cool design and I'm glad we're going to get at least ONE version of it (although a larger scale version for 3.75" figures that came in an ARC-170 size box would be awesome too, but that isn't going to happen).

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: The Force Unleashed Battle Rancor.
« on: December 30, 2007, 04:51 PM »
Good luck getting one of these in mint condition.  >:(

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Aayla Secura's Jedi Starfighter.
« on: December 30, 2007, 04:48 PM »
I'm okay with this as long as it's only $20. If it's more than that simply because it's an exclusive to Target, that will stink.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / CW Anakin's Delta-2 Jedi Starfighter
« on: December 30, 2007, 01:42 PM »
Anyone think we'll be getting this as part of the Clone Wars line from Hasbro?



At first glance it looks like a Delta-7 and perhaps it started off as one, but it has been modified to at least move the spot for the astromech droid to the center and it looks like instead of a built-in droid, it's a droid socket for R2.

I took a look at the trailer again and I didn't see ANYTHING like this ship in that.

So while this is a neat looking variation on the Jedi Starfighter, I hope that this is just a Lego creation and Hasbro focuses on giving us things like the V-19 Torrent Starfighter, the Homing Spider Droid, or the Corporate Alliance Tank Droid.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: 2008 Clone Wars Preview Figure?
« on: December 30, 2007, 01:14 PM »
I have all of my packaging from the TAC and Saga Legends figures I've opened. So I'm not so much concerned about having all of the UPCs I need, I'm hoping that you don't need to include a receipt from the store where you bought the figures dated between X and Y date. That would stink.

Hopefully they are using the UPCs as a replacement for the silver tabs that the VTSC/VTAC figures came with - those promotions didn't require receipts.

We'll probably also have to include a check for $5 or so to cover shipping.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: IG-100 MagnaGuard starfighter?
« on: December 30, 2007, 01:12 PM »
I wonder if Hasbro will make a version of it?

It really depends on whether or not it's featured prominently in the series. It's a neat design and would add nicely to the small fleet of Seperatist vehicles we've gotten.

It looks like it comes with SBD lego mini-figs. It would be great if Hasbro made this that they worked it out so that a TAC Super Battledroid could pilot it.

My predicition for the Clone Wars toy line is that we'll get 3 - 4 mid-sized ($20 - $25 price point) vehicles. It would be cool if they make four and split the vehicles 50/50 between the Republic and Seperatist forces.

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: 30AC Wave 7 - Battle of Endor
« on: December 30, 2007, 11:56 AM »
If you don't have a dremel, use an appropriately sized drill bit to scoop out that extra bit to make it fit better. Takes 5 seconds to do by hand.

I appreciate the suggestion, however, I'm horrible with the dremmel - perhaps it's cause I'm not patient, I'm not sure. I'm always worried that I'm going to end up ruining the head and then it's no good on EITHER body.

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Yeah, the Hawkbat clone is not going to be hard to find folks...
Wave 8, Revision 3 will come with TWO Hawkbat Clones with coins.

Yeah - that's the case I have on order with them. I think in the Wave 8 Revision 2 case there's two of them as well. But like I said, when I already have at least 2 of every other TAC figure open and I really don't need any of the other figures in the case, it's a bitter pill to swallow to get 10 other figures I don't need.

You will see it being put out through April.  Additionally, I think the Hawkbat is repacked into Wave 1 of 2008.
You'll have Hawkbats coming out of your ears.

Well - like evenflow pointed out, the key thing here is the coins - if Hasbro allowed me to buy JUST the Hawkbat coin from HTS, I'd be okay with that. Unfortunately, the Hawkbat figure in Wave 1 of 2008 will NOT be coming with a coin, instead he will be coming with a stand.

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I have yet to see this wave in ANY store! If were not for HTS I would not ever have one of these figures yet, I would still like to pick up a couple extra clones from this wave.  Thank god for HTS!

I have yet to see this wave in any store either.

As a matter of fact, I'm down to only one figure left to get for my TAC collection to be complete - the Hawkbat Battallion Clone.

A friend of mine ordered five cases of this wave online, he already got them and I traded with him for his extras for a boatload of Wave 8 figures I picked up for him when I scored mine.

Thanks to that trade I now have 5x Rebel Vanguard, 5x Naboo Soldier, 5x 7th Legion Trooper (2 of these were from HTS), 3x Pax Bonkik, 3x Holo Vader and 3x R2-B1. The only reason why he got five cases in the first place is because the Hawkbat clone ships 1 per case, so he needed five cases to meet his needs.

So now that I STILL have yet to see this wave anywhere, I'm getting nervous that I might not get all of the Hawkbat clones I need - minimally I need three of them (one MOC, two to open to complete my two coin albums). Ideally I want five of them. I have a case on order with EE that has 2 Hawkbat clones in it, but I HATE getting cases for just one or two figures. While I do end up with a lot of extra other figures, I always end up feeling like I paid $84 just for the two figures I needed.

Hopefully this wave will start to ship in mass quantities soon - I'm hoping that Wave 7.5 will be what Target starts to get to fill all of the empty pegs they have post Toy Aisle reset.

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