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Revenge of the Sith / Re: TRU Exclusive Clones!
« on: August 19, 2005, 12:59 PM »
With so many other retailer exclusives shown at Comic Con, for these NOT to appear was an indicator to me that the story was RS bull$hit.

I mean, even if they didn't have the physical paint samples, they could have at least shown them in the slide presentation like they did with the Target Stealth Cammo Clone.

With the options that will be available to allow collectors to get both Shocktroopers and 501st Speical Ops Troopers, these sets were really un-necessary, except for the Utapau Clone design.

I'm a firm believer in the fact that the #6 clone will continue to ship, even throughout the assortments of the final 12 so eventually, even that figure will be easy to get. It's harder right now simply 'cause he comes only 1 per case.

The 501st clones are coming BOTH in the Jedi Temple Assault Battle Pack AND as a repaint of #41 - so if you want to build an 501st army you'll be able to do so.

If I had a choice, I would much rather be limited to these options then get these designed painted on the Deluxe Clone 3-pack statues. The body sculpts on them are pretty bad, especially the standing clone. It's bad enough they made four different versions of that pack, we didn't need three more.

That date stamp alone kind of blows a lot of the talk that it "takes x ammount of time to get y figure to retail" ******** too I think...  I guess some fibbing for public relations was needed?

I'd like both the green and white head variants just for diversity's sake, however I've seen neither at retail yet.  I certainly hope one's not a total biznitch to find though, as I'd like a few of both.

How's that guy look on an RT?  I got a #6 Clone on one and he looks as good (or better) than the pack-in figure does.

With regards to how long it takes, don't forget that there is design time, sculpting time, tooling time, etc...

Sure it may take only a month or two to go from pumping out the product from the molds, packaging it and then shipping it to WallyWorld, but the lead-in time before that was much longer.

This is the BIG reason why the final 12 ROTS figures are ALL repaints, sculpting exists, tooling exists, all they need to do is fire up the assembly lines and they're good to go to have those 12 figures on the shelves by October.

I also wouldn't be surprised if these were rush-shipped from the factory as well. If you recall, end of July, beginning of August was VERY dry SW-wise at a good majority of WalMart's across the country. WM may have told Hasbro "Get us your product NOW" and Hasbro jumped.

Oh - one more thing - the AT-RT Driver fits on the AT-RT vehicle PERFECTLY. I have been tempted to get rid of my pack-in drivers and get two more AT-RT Drivers to replace them since the sculpt and paint ops on the regular figure is of course far superior.

Now if Pilot Obi-Wan only had hip joints like VOTC Luke and the AT-TE Gunner - he would be a PERFECT replacement for the Obi-Wan w/Boga figure!

Revenge of the Sith / Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« on: August 19, 2005, 12:39 PM »
Grabbed the Sith and Clone sets at WalMart last night.

These two sets are GREAT!

The only complaint I have is that the removeable clone helmets are made from the same soft plastic they've made all removeable clone helmets from. I would prefer that the helmet be more sturdy.

The Darth Maul robe looks ridiculous, but that doesn't matter at all to me, I'm never going to display him with it. The interesting thing about Maul is that they put a plug-hole for a lightsaber on his belt, but didn't make his dual blade lightsaber w/removable blades and a pin to fit that hole.

I looked all around the packaging to make sure I didn't miss the blade-less saber, but it's not in there. Odd.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« on: August 19, 2005, 11:45 AM »
This has been a great week for SW toy finds!

Earlier in the week I scored the Mustafar Sentry (x3) and more AT-RT Drivers (x4).

Yesterday morning and last night I scored:
2x Shocktrooper
5x Black Jumpsuit Clone Pilots
3x Clone Evolutions Set  :o
2x Sith Evolutions Set  :o

Very good week for me.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: #56 Mustafar Sentry
« on: August 15, 2005, 11:45 PM »
Picked up a couple of these tonight - I really like this figure. Nicely detailed, plus it comes with the cool "on fire" Mustafar base - I think this is the only Collection 1 figure to have a base right? I don't consider the 1st R2 and Spinning Yoda figures to have bases, they have stands that support the action features of the figure.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« on: August 15, 2005, 11:44 PM »
Scored the Mustafar Sentry and some more AT-RT Drivers tonight at my local WalMart.

They had about 20 cases of Col 1 W6R1 and W6R2 - this was looking to be a banner night, but unfortunately, neither of these cases have the clone repaints in them.  >:(

Revenge of the Sith / Re: #55 Obi-Wan Kenobi-Red Leader Pilot
« on: August 12, 2005, 12:01 AM »
Here's the one that Darth Delicious made using the new ROTS Obi Wan, and the head from the new Jedi vs. Sith 5-pk.

Wow - having a nice AOTC Obi-Wan like this makes (IMHO) the price of buying another figure and a Jedi vs. Sith battle pack JUST FOR THE HEAD, worth it!

See, now to me, this seems like a complete no brainer. Why not just release the Obi-Wan in the Jedi vs. Separatist five pack that's coming out as this combination?

Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS Plo Koon's Jedi Starfighter
« on: August 11, 2005, 11:56 PM »
That said, I can't believe I'm going to be buying this thing, as it will make my third JSF of that style (not counting Anakin's), and eighth JSF overall from the prequels. It's times like these that my "If it's in the movies, I'll buy it" credo I established really bites me in the ass. :)

It's times like these my "Buy two of everything, one to keep MIMB/MOMC and one to open" REALLY bites mee in the ass  ;D

Everything after - check! (except the Mustafar sentry)

Everything before - (most definitely) check!

The Tarkin wave itself? NOPE  >:(

I am having the toughest time getting a set of these three figures MOC for my collection.

First I ordered two sets from Amazon and all six figures came beat to heck. I opened one set and then returned the other three to Amazon for a refund.

I just recently bought a set of what was advertised as MOMC (C9+) Tarkin wave figures and the eBay seller was such a retard, even though I asked him to package them up so they would STAY that way, his packaging method was to wrap all three figures together in newspaper and then throw them into a box with no other protective shipping materials (bubble, peanuts, foam, etc...). Now he's got the nerve to start give me a hard time about it.  >:(

Anyway, my choices are either (a) try another eBay dealer or (b) try another online retailer and just suck up the case or something for three measly figures.

It would be AWESOME if Hasbro Toy Shop had them in stock and I could just order them from them directly. ARE YOU READING THIS HASBRO?!?!?!

This wave is shipping with the Zett/Antilles/Utapau Warrior wave in one of the variation Col 2, Wave 5 case ratios, but none of those cases I've seen had the Tarkin wave figures in it.

Saga Collection '06 / Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
« on: August 11, 2005, 11:47 PM »
Since part of my family's Star Wars collection is a small tree with all of the Hallmark Ornaments, these Hasbro SW X-Mas sets make for a nice display addition around the base of the tree.

I loved the C-3P0/R2-D2, Yoda and Jawa Sets. This one I'm a bit puzzled by since I thought for sure we'd either get that Ewok one this year since it could really be a modified Teebo figure with a base and bag full of presents.

I don't know if Vader ever was on a Lucasfilm company x-mas card. Remember, one of the key parts to the sets so far is that you get a replica of the x-mas card too.

I wonder if instead of doing a card from the past, this will actually be the one and only time that the Hasbro x-mas exclusive and the Lucasfilm x-mas card are in synch. Since this was the year of ROTS and the year of Vader, perhaps GL commissioned the Vader card for x-mas 2005 and as an added bonus Hasbro is getting the design early enough to make an action figure based on it and in effect, since we get the Lucasfilm card w/the toy, it's like GL is sending out the card to all of the fans as well.

Just a thought (and a dream from the land of "perfect", I know).

Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS Plo Koon's Jedi Starfighter
« on: August 8, 2005, 10:27 PM »
I can't wait to have my HOLO plo koon in this ship, ::)
gimme a wallet break too pleaz

Actually the even sadder thing is me buying a TRU Value pack containing Plo Koon and Agen Kolar for three reasons (1) I can put this Agen Kolar in my Jedi Council diorama and get rid of the POTJ Eeth Koth re-issue; (2) it gave me another nice Jedi cloak to put on a figure that ddn't come with one (like Mace Windu or Kit Fisto); and (3) a spare Plo Koon figure to stick with this exclusive when it's released.

I normally buy extra figures that correspond to vehicles so that I can display both the figure AND the vehicle w/the figure loose.

With this purchase, I now realize that I have reached the pinnacle of insanity - tracking down extra figures to pilot vehicles I already have MULTIPLE releases of. Why would I display this Jedi Starfighter any more than I would display the stable of AOTC/Clone Wars ones?

I'm sorry, I'll shut up now and go play my favorite game - Lemmings.

Saga Collection '06 / Adam digs himself in deeper....
« on: August 8, 2005, 10:24 AM »
Ok - so this morning I decided to check out Adam's Q&A for the first time in about six weeks and this was in his closing remarks.

Hasbro, if you're reading, I hope you're considering (or reconsidering) R5-D4 for 2006 or 2007. I have never seen this kind of flood of email demanding a figure see production from the original trilogy short of maybe Tarkin, Wedge, and Slave Leia back in 1996. The fans want R5-D4, they want him as a new figure (or the R4-G9 body with a new lampshade dome), and after you do that, they also wanted me to let you know they would be very happy if you would repaint it in the various very striking color schemes used throughout the Saga. (Maybe one every several assortments. Astro repaints are cheap and fans love them.)

Ok - so here's the part that cracks me up, it's this line:

Astro repaints are cheap and fans love them.

I guess they're only cheap for Hasbro to make and EE to buy, not for the fans who have to buy them at EE's outrageous prices!

Saga Collection '06 / Re: EE Exclusive Astromech 5-Packs
« on: August 7, 2005, 05:17 PM »
My son really wants these and I do think they're cool, I like the little astro droids. So from what I've read in the article they won't ship until Dec, is that right?
I haven't pre-ordered anything before, has anyone had a bad experience with pre-orders getting messed up?
Would it be a wise choice since these are "online exclusives" to go ahead any buy these now instead of waiting til later in the year?

If you pre-order from EE you'll have no problem getting the sets.

If you pre-order from someone else, like Big Bad Toy Store, you might be okay - but it's entirely possible that they may over-sell what EE is letting them purchase and then some of their pre-order folks may be left out in the cold.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Gen Grievous Question ?
« on: August 7, 2005, 09:53 AM »
really? there's alot right now since it came with the new repaints of the clones. u should find them easily. the one i havent seen for a while is the #1 Obi Wan. kinda surprise since this dude was everywhere in the beginning.  ::)

There's no need - the new Pilot Obi-Wan is a FAR superior Obi-Wan and is the ONLY Obi-Wan they should be shipping from here on out.

It would be stupid to not use that figure in all future case assortments. The sculpt of the face, the articulation, the fact that he comes with the lit/unlit lightsaber (and the unlit lightsaber can be put on his belt) - he's as good, if not better than those Jedi Masters from Collection 2 with all of the articulation.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: EP3 Clonetroopers
« on: August 7, 2005, 09:51 AM »
The red shock looks awesome..right down to the grey painted boot soles.  They look awesome in formation(my son has an army(he's 11))

The black pilots also look really good in the ROTS ARC170. I dunno- I think the black ones look far superior to the white/grey pilots

I was actually thinking about picking up a new ARC-170, taking it apart and then using my paint gun to give it a nice blue-gray paint-scheme like the TIE-Fighter. Sort of like "What the ARC-170s became AFTER the Empire was formed" mostly 'cause the one Black Pilot I have in the front cockpit looks WAY better than the white/gray one.

I wonder where this paint-app comes from. LucasFilm/ILM, Art of ROTS, etc... I think this should have been the Clone Pilot design from the start.

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