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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #135 on: July 2, 2004, 12:17 PM »
I guess they all didn't upload, I had a nice shot of Tanus and J'Quille side by side which shows the part similarities

I did upload this though

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #136 on: July 2, 2004, 01:05 PM »
So just different head sculpts and different paint deco's.  Both are booby-licious though, aren't they? ::)
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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #137 on: July 2, 2004, 03:51 PM »
Alright, I picked up my cases from EE today. I had a sneaky suspicion this week would be costly, but dang, I ended up with 4 cases of different ratios today.  :o

Couple things and observations...

They did get in some wave7, but not many, and the wave9 push definitely was a Hasbro distriubution thing. I got a case to my complete surprise.

From these four cases, Spirit Obi is going to be the pain to track down. Of the four cases, he is only in2 of the assortments, abd packed 1 per case.

The Luke pose variation was the standing version in all cases except wave 9 (I have to double check that that's the right wave, the box says WV7.25 on it) which is the handstand version.

Carded collectors are going to have a challenge on their hands. Many of the cards, straight from the case, have noticable fraying (although minor) that's visible because of the black cardfront. If you're shooting for uber-mint, minor problems with the cardback are going to be easily spotted and exaggerated because of the card color.

Those are my first observations. I have a floor full of figures, and sweet mother, they look fantastic. Even the repacks just scream out with Star Wars goodness. To my surprise, I don't have that many extras considering how many cases landed. I'll post the extras tonight in the for sale section.

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #138 on: July 2, 2004, 04:05 PM »
[runs to Tydirium's house]



"Ooh, OTC."

*yoink*

[runs home]

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So, "HandStand" posed Dagobah Luke was wave 9 (aka 7.25).  Check.  Thanks for that info!  

And, on the frayed cards bit, that kind of explains why most of the AFA graded uncirculated figures from Cloud City only had a 80-85 rating.  Gonna be hard to find in uber condition then, eh?

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #139 on: July 2, 2004, 08:02 PM »
Here's something I thought a bit startling -- Luke Bespin's repaint is a vast improvement over the Saga version:



The base color is much closer to brown, and matches the new Dagobah Luke, and of course, like we saw in the pics before, no extreme battle damage paint effects.



The loss of the black paint in his mouth helps a lot, too. What I'm going to do is treat the Saga version as the weathervain-hanging whooped Luke and the other as Bespin Duel Luke. I'm really pleased and surprised with how different the repaint turned out.

They've also managed to paint skintone on the tiny V area of the collar on the torso section (Saga has this painted brown). The detatchable wrist uses the magnetic design.

Unfortunately, in going through and checking out the other recards, this is the only one that's worth opening. The Biker Scout is the clean version. Wicket is sad and dated looking. Nothing's changed on the other figures as far as I can tell. I still need to look at IG88 and see if there's any changes over the last release, but I'm thinking no.

EDIT: Yep, IG88 is exactly the same.
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« Reply #140 on: July 2, 2004, 10:52 PM »
Stay away from my stash, Homie.  ;)

And, on the frayed cards bit, that kind of explains why most of the AFA graded uncirculated figures from Cloud City only had a 80-85 rating.  Gonna be hard to find in uber condition then, eh?

That seems to be the challenge. My current plan calls for one OTC card to be AFA'ed, and I'm having a hard time finding the ideal one. You'd think with case-fresh cards it would be easy, but its turning out quite the opposite.

A couple of the cards have printing alignment problems as well. They seem to be printed lower on the card than they are cut -- for example, Bossk's card is offset about 1/8" down from where it should be, resulting in the Imperial insignia having an extra 1/8" of solid red print above the round logo. The other Bossk is just fine.

My candidates for AFA'ing are Luke Pilot, Stormtrooper, and C3PO (I have reasons for not doing a new figure) at the moment, but all the cards have issues.  ::) I'm going to have to do a Colman and keep buying them everytime I see them until I get the perfect card. Oh my.

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #141 on: July 7, 2004, 04:49 AM »
I'm going to have to do a Colman and keep buying them everytime I see them until I get the perfect card. Oh my.

Hey dude, don't give away my figure buying strategies!   :P

Picked up my first OTC figure tonight, courtesy of a helpful stashing assist from Jared here...  Got the Leia, and lemme tell ya', it's one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen - right up there with my original 12-backs from way back in '78.  The card and bubble design, with the respective background scene on it, is just a site to behold.  I LOVE these, and for once won't have a single gripe on the repacks...

(ducks, as everyone throws crap at me for saying that...)   :-[

Just gotta head down to Jared's pad now, to see all 20 of them together!  Soon J, soon...   ;)

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #142 on: July 7, 2004, 09:25 PM »
I LOVE these, and for once won't have a single gripe on the repacks...

(ducks, as everyone throws crap at me for saying that...)   :-[

Just gotta head down to Jared's pad now, to see all 20 of them together!  Soon J, soon...   ;)

I'm glad someone's out there that agrees. If I'm going to pick one OTC figure for my carded display, it's more than likely going to be a repack. I was feeling lame that that was the way I was going, but seeing iconic figures (even repacks) on those cards are really amazing. Now at least I got me some backup.  8)

And if ya want to get technical, it's the first 20, and 26,27,28.  :-*

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #143 on: July 8, 2004, 11:43 PM »
Here's what the carded lineup so far looks like:



You can sorta see how much the 3PO card pops from the rest. Pretty cool.

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #144 on: July 9, 2004, 12:07 AM »
showoff   ::)

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #145 on: July 9, 2004, 12:16 AM »
showoff   ::)

 :P

My fault, my fault...   :-\

I was talking to Jared on the way home from the office tonight, and I told him he needed to take a picture of all his OTC cards together, and post it here in the forum!  He said he'd already taken a pic, but didn't want to post it for fear that some dork (like Dave) would holler at him for "showing off".  Good thing that didn't happen, eh?!   :P  So you can blame me for peer pressuring him into doing it.  Not Jared's fault that he cheats and gets cases by the buttload from EE, before everyone else!   Well, ok...  I guess it is his fault.  You suck Jared.  You damned showoff!   >:(  You can take your fancy schmancy OTC collection and shove it up your ass!  But just wait 'til after I stop by this weekend to see them though.  Thanks.   :-*

Damn sweet pic though.  Makin' me drool all over myself as we speak...   8)
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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #146 on: July 9, 2004, 12:51 AM »
 :o


So, so jealous.   Must have OTC.  Great pic, Tydirium.

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #147 on: July 9, 2004, 03:45 AM »
P.S.  Looks like the R2 and Leia cards are identical.  True?  Any others that share a background?  I thought that IG and Bossk did, but it doesn't look like it now...

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« Reply #148 on: July 9, 2004, 09:53 PM »
Glad you liked the pics, Spuffy. I 've had them on the floor like in that pic for a week for lack of anywhere to put them, but more so because I just am in love with the OTC look. They're just...  :'( so beautiful I could cry.

P.S.  Looks like the R2 and Leia cards are identical.  True?  Any others that share a background?  I thought that IG and Bossk did, but it doesn't look like it now...

Ah, good catch, yes, R2 and Leia share identical cards. They appear to be the only ones so far that do that (even the Endor forest BGs are unique). I took a good look at the bounty hunters they're the oddest of all of themd - the background is a Photoshop job for sure. It's not as detailed as the rest of the backgrounds with some simple transforms to give it some perspective. Not the greatest by far. Bossk's BG is a horizontal flip of IG88's BG, exactly the same except for that flip.

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #149 on: July 14, 2004, 11:04 AM »
Ok, now that many people are starting to see the recarded rehashes actually on the pegs...are you picking them up or passing on them?  I have to say that I have passed on them, with the exception of a Han Solo simply because I always try to buy an extra Han to keep carded.  I will admit some of the others were tempting, just because of that packaging (Jedi Luke, Scout Trooper, and Chewie were close to being picked up too) but I just can't justify buying the figures just for the boxes.  Have any of you caved (that didn't think you would), or have you passed on them?  The recarded figures I have seen so far are the TR Vader, Han, Chewie, Leia (ANH), Luke X-Wing, Luke Jedi, and Scout Trooper.