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Re: RED LEADER COMING TO TOY'R Us
« Reply #30 on: December 16, 2003, 03:55 PM »
Found this on eBay...



Think it is real???
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Re: RED LEADER COMING TO TOY'R Us
« Reply #31 on: December 16, 2003, 04:05 PM »
I'm personally at home cursing up a storm if it is...  That's utter crap, and excuseless considering they have the mold for a removable helmet handy and would just need to make a new head.  

CHEAP
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Re: RED LEADER COMING TO TOY'R Us
« Reply #32 on: December 16, 2003, 04:09 PM »


Looks like a Luke X-Wing body with the Y-wing pilot head


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Re: RED LEADER COMING TO TOY'R Us
« Reply #33 on: December 16, 2003, 04:19 PM »
Yeah, which if that's the case I'll be passing on this set I believe.  Hasbro's making it really easy to give up being a completist if this is indeed the figure pack-in they're planning.  Unless it had the R5 unit and that R5 was one HELL of a figure, then I'd be thoroughly disappointed by that pilot hack job.

Luke's short...  Luke's Scronny...  His body doesn't match the rather tall and larger build of Red Leader (Hell, check out the shots of them together in the SE footage that was put into ANH).  So the body's all wrong...  And again, any pilot with a molded on helmet at this point is just wrong.  I mean, they have Porkins' helmet sculpt to use...  They have Wedge's helmet sculpt to use...  They have Cinema Scene Wedge's body sculpt to use...

Make a friggin' head for him and be civil to the people who wanted a Red leader figure.  It'd be odd that Gold Leader got a brand spankin' new figure and Red didn't since Red even had a moment of interaction with Luke outside of his ship.  

That sure looks very prototype to me though.  The coloring of it is very reminiscent of a test shot sample that hadn't been hand painted yet.  Getting such vibrant color from resin casts isn't a small task either really, and I speak from experience.  I somehow have a sinking feeling that is indeed the upcoming Red Leader figure.  :(
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Re: RED LEADER COMING TO TOY'R Us
« Reply #34 on: December 16, 2003, 04:27 PM »
Ugh.

A Y-Wing Pilot Head on PotJ X-Wing Luke?

Cheap!

At least they could have used the Biggs Body or just given us the Dang Y-Wing Pilot with a new helm deco!  That would still suck, but it's better than this crap.

*sigh*

Always a chance (however slm) that it may change before release...

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Re: RED LEADER COMING TO TOY'R Us
« Reply #35 on: December 16, 2003, 08:42 PM »
Cheap indeed.  I wasn't planning on buying this anyway, but wow.  This sucks for you guys who were.  If it's for real.

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Re: RED LEADER COMING TO TOY'R Us
« Reply #36 on: December 16, 2003, 09:50 PM »
It is funny. I was talking to a buddy of mine just the other day about this item. I said I bet Hasbro would do something like take an X-Wing Luke and put on the Y-Wing pilot head or something. If this image is true... man.

I hope at least this X-Wing comes with an R5-unit.
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Re: RED LEADER COMING TO TOY'R Us
« Reply #37 on: December 16, 2003, 10:01 PM »
And to think I expected a brand new figure and a brand new R5 to go with it. I won't be buying this, this is pathetic.

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Re: RED LEADER COMING TO TOY'R Us
« Reply #38 on: December 17, 2003, 10:57 AM »
Yep, I was not sure if I'd get this set to begin with.  I thought I might if a new astromech was included.  That would probably do it for me.  But it does not sound like that will be included.  If this is the prototype it's disapointing to say the least.  Oh well, more for everyone else.  Nice exclusive.

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Re: RED LEADER COMING TO TOY'R Us
« Reply #39 on: January 13, 2004, 10:43 PM »
Anyone think this might be red leader from ROTJ instead of ANH?
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Re: RED LEADER COMING TO TOY'R Us
« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2004, 09:45 AM »
Anyone think this might be red leader from ROTJ instead of ANH?

Uh... isn't that just Wedge?

If that's the case and it is supposed to be Red Leader from RotJ, and it is Wedge, then they should have just given us the Pilot Scene Wedge instead of the kit-bashed moster we're gonna get.

Hmmm... I still think it's supposed to be from ANH though.

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Re: RED LEADER COMING TO TOY'R Us
« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2004, 10:20 AM »
Yeah,but just raising the possiblity,since next year looks very ROTJ heavy.
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Re: RED LEADER COMING TO TOY'R Us
« Reply #42 on: January 29, 2004, 10:27 PM »
New pics

   Hopefully that R5 is just a mockup, otherwise what in the hell is that thing!

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Re: RED LEADER COMING TO TOY'R Us
« Reply #43 on: January 29, 2004, 10:35 PM »
What a thoroughly disinteresting piece.

I gotta blow that pic up to see just what in the fudge is doing in the astromech's socket though.  Weird stuff.

The pilot really bites though...  I do believe that, unless I see it on clearance, i'm gonna pass.  With all the helmet molds, it wouldn't have pained Hasbro to actually make a new head and use the Wedge body to make a decent pack-in figure.  
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Re: RED LEADER COMING TO TOY'R Us
« Reply #44 on: January 29, 2004, 10:51 PM »
Why couldn't they have just used one of the RFT heads and glued a redeco'ed helmet on THAT. That's just sad.