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Revenge of the Sith / Re: TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« on: July 13, 2005, 10:20 PM »
Hey - this isn't the Saga Palpatine, this is the ROTS Palpatine - #11 I think the number was - it has the spring loaded two types of lightning and a lightsaber. So yeah - my guess is that this is an "Order 66" Palpatine.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS - #57 and beyond
« on: July 13, 2005, 10:12 PM »
You're right - that's the problem with me writing a post and still being mid thought - when I started the post, I thought there was at least ONE or TWO new sculpts in the mix - by the time I analyzed each figure, it was apparent to me that NONE of these 12 figures is "NEW" by any stretch of the imagination. They are simply 12 re-paints.

So now the question remains. Why make paint-op variants of Clone Trooper (#6) - Shocktrooper, Clone Commander (#33)  - Green Commander and Clone Pilot - Black Flightsuit and still leave them with their original numerical designations?

To me that would mean that Gree and the 501st trooper should still be #41. Commander Bly should be #33. The black wookie warrior should be #42 (or whatever the original's number was) and the re-done Preview Wookie should be #P2.

So not only are Hasbro taking the cheap way out, they're also willy-nilly deciding which repaints should get new numbers and which repaints remain at the old number.

I'd be much happier if these three other variants were given new numbers and there were 15 new figures instead of 12, at least then there would be some level of consistency.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS - #57 and beyond
« on: July 13, 2005, 10:05 PM »
Well - now that I've seen these, I'm sorry to say that MANY of these are re-hashes/re-paints. The Sep. leaders are just slightly modified versions of the same characters from the figure 3-packs around the battle table from AOTC.

Like for example, Shu Mai just has a different color scheme and what looks to be a slightly different "skirt" but that's about it.

Same thing with Passel Argente. The two Wookies are just the Preview Wookie and Wookie Warrior figures with different paint ops and soft good "clothes" - it's sorta like that Simpsons episode where Lisa tried to compete against the Malibu Stacy doll line with her own doll and the same day her doll came out, the toy company that makes Malibu Stacy released the exact same doll again with a new hat - Lisa tries to stop everyone from buying, but Smithers the uber Malibu Stacy collector goes "But she's got a new hat!" - so the first thing I heard in my screwed up noggin' was Smithers saying "But she's got a new hat!" when I saw those two Wookies.

Gree and the 501st Legion Trooper are both repaints of #41

Holo Plo Koon and Holo Aayla Secura are simply clear blue plastic versions of the figures we just got.

The R4-P17 looks to be a repaint of the preview Astro-mech - in one of the shots you can clearly see the socket where the holo-projection of Utapau plugged in. The Nemoidian Guard is a LAME re-paint of a figure that in many stores is THE ONLY figure on the pegs. What were they thinking when they chose this guy as a repaint? They should have made either the red Commander Battle Droid or the generic Yellow clones (under Cody) or generic Green Clones (under Gree) or heck, I'd even be okay with a POTJ/OTC Biker Scout painted green as a neutral posed BARC Trooper.

Even these coveted long hoped for "Final Twelve" are lame.

What happened here? It's like night and day between the first 56 figures and everything else they are planning on releasing. Honestly this is getting to the point of just being plain SILLY.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS - #57 and beyond
« on: July 13, 2005, 09:51 PM »
The funny thing about the SA 501st Legion Trooper in the picture is that he's holding his antenna in his left hand - almost as if the figure ripped it out of the slot itself and is saying "what the f**k is this stupid thing for?"

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS - #57 and beyond
« on: July 13, 2005, 06:53 PM »
RS is reporting it's Commander Bly not Commander Cody. Aren't we already getting a Commander Bly in the Evolutions pack?

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"It is too late for me, son"

Tell me about it - I just can't quit. The day I solidified my standing in not being able to quit, was the day I decided to become a MIP/MOC completist in 1998 when for the three years before that I had simply been a opener only. From that point on when I got two of every item and then retroactively went back and bought all of the POTF2 figures, vehicles, mini-playsets and multi-packs again that was when I declared I was in it for the long haul.

*sigh*

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« on: July 13, 2005, 06:46 PM »
To me this Clone Evolutions Variant set is a no brainer - especially since you get a SA White AOTC Clone most likely a kit-based ARCTrooper based on the Clone Commander figure which IMHO is a GOOD THING and who doesn't need/want more Sandtroopers based on the VOTC Stormtrooper mold?

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: The Final 12
« on: July 13, 2005, 06:44 PM »
This list is actually pretty good considering the OT **** that has been announced lately. The figures that puzzle me are the holographic versions of Plo Koon and Aayla Secura - if they had said Ki Adi Mundi and Plo Koon, I'd believe it 'cause in the scene where Anakin is made part of the council, both of those Jedi appear in their chairs as holograms.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Target Figure with Cup Sets
« on: July 13, 2005, 06:31 PM »
I love the new cups but where's new cups for TPM and AOTC? As it stands, if these three are from ANH, ESB and ROTJ that means we'll have three cups from Episodes 3 - 6 and only one cup each from episodes 1 and 2. I already know that Hasbro doesn't understand the concept of a "balanced" collection, but if they keep releasing OT cups, the PT will have A LOT of catching up to do.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Millennium Falcon In ROTS Packaging?
« on: July 13, 2005, 06:17 PM »
I know - but a big F-U goes out to GL for even putting such an Easter Egg in ROTS in the first place solely to give Hasbro the ability to re-package the figure. I mean if he wanted the MF in the movie, he should of had it play a more important role - like say instead of using GG's fighter to get of Utapau, Obi-Wan hitches a ride with a smuggler, rides in the hidden compartments and the MF meets up with the Tantive IV.

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To be honest, no - will I do what I did for OTC and buy two of EVERY figure released and open up even the POTF2 repacks? Perhaps I'll stop with that and only get one of each figure that is a rehash/repack.

I am certainly disappointed that they are putting in so many repacks - especially when, in cases like Wedge, there is a BETTER version they could have rehashed instead of the one they actually are using. It's like the guy running the show has his head so far up his ass, he can't see the light of day. Not surprising considering that isn't this the same guy that ran the GI Joe line a few years ago when it saw the rebirth of the 3.75" figures? Those black carded two-packs were an endless parade of rehashes - perhaps he's applying the same logic to Star Wars.

Lastly - I really don't see a problem with the line being called "The Saga Collection" - that means it can be abbreviated to TSC or it could be denoted as Saga2 much like we have POTF2 today. Personally, "TSC" is a better choice.

- Peter

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Millennium Falcon In ROTS Packaging?
« on: July 13, 2005, 06:09 PM »
^ To your first point, the Falcon actually was briefly in ROTS, glimpsed in one of the Coruscant spaceport scenes. And we have it from George himself that it's THE Millennium Falcon, not just an ordinary Corellian freighter like the ones in AOTC.

This is from a StarWars.com article on "Easter Eggs" of ROTS.

Do I need a ROTS version of the MF though? NOPE!!!!!

What I need is an AT-TE or Turbo Tank - not the same vehicle that I could go buy RIGHT NOW from my local TRU!

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Wedge!
« on: July 13, 2005, 01:52 PM »
Thanks Jeff - like I said, when it comes to stuff like that, my memory sucks a$$.

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting
« on: July 13, 2005, 01:50 PM »
My wife's god-son who lives with us collects the GI Joe 3.75" line and I stay on top of it (like he does with SW) so we can help each other collect the respective lines.

He feels that the Online Store approach for the GI Joe figures is a mixed blessing. He thinks the new packaging is beautiful and is glad they're back to individually carded figures - this way if all they release is a slightly modified repaint of say for example Duke - he doesn't have to buy it like he did with the two-packs 'cause the two-pack would have a completely new figure packed in with the Duke. He hopes that Hasbro makes enough to meet demand, he's worried that they may not initially and people waiting for these things may have their orders cancelled due to lack of production.

Personally, I'm glad they're trying it with GI Joe instead of Star Wars for a couple of reasons:

1) I'm selfish and while I'm glad they're trying this experiment with the GI Joe figures online, I'm glad they're not trying it with Star Wars. SW is the whipping boy action figure line as it is, there doesn't need to be any more fodder for that.

2) If the GI Joe experiment is successful, it means that if and when the SW figures go this route, Hasbro might want to provide a new figure here and there amongst the sea of re-packs that will most likely be available. Anything that encourages them to make new figures even after WalMart kills the line is a good thing IMHO.

3) The failure of the Sigma Six line along with mediocre Force Battler sales may indicate to Hasbro changing the scale of the SW line may not be such a good idea. So let's pray that Sigma Six flops.

 

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Wedge!
« on: July 13, 2005, 01:37 PM »
My memory for this kind of thing stinks but... when they gave us the choice on what figure would be the 36th OTC figure, was the Wedge from the Carrying Case one of those choices?

I'm glad they're giving us this figure individually carded, but the Wedge from the 3-pack is a WAY BETTER figure than this one. If they were going to give us a carded Wedge figure, I'd prefer it was the one from the Rebel Pilots cinema scene.

I just ordered my two. *sigh* Lemming Peter reporting for duty!

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