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Offline CHEWIE

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Battle of Carkoon Wave
« on: July 15, 2005, 09:19 PM »
The new Bib Fortuna, Han Solo and Princess Leia look great!!!  Finally, after about 9 years, resculpts of these characters!!

Bib Fortuna - simply wow... so much better looking than the old version... I am so glad they are finally remaking him... much better than my customizing attempt from a few years back... I can finally convert this version I made into a random Twi'lek background character or make a few changes for him to be a TPM version -



Han Solo - looks great too, and a definite needed new addition to our weak assortment of ROTJ Han Solo... customizing potential with this one!

Princess Leia - can't wait to see with the helmet removed... her helmet seems big, but I think it was kind of big on her in the movie too...


Overall, this Wookiee is pleased with what he sees in these new OT figures... yipeeee!  Amazing what Hasbro can do now compared to how bad the old POTF2 versions of these figures look by today's standards.

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Re: VOTC and OTC Returns in 2006!
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2005, 09:28 PM »
Yeah, the package looks awesome.  And even though Bib, Leia and Han are tiny and blurry, they look good.

I understand that Hasbro couldn't show any more new figures, but at least give us a list.  I want to get excited about something SW.
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Re: VOTC and OTC Returns in 2006!
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2005, 09:56 PM »
HOLY ****! Those figs RULE! I have NO complaints yet. I just wish that the Carbonite block didn't have the melting effect. Oh well.

I'm also glad that Leia doesn't have a sculpted detonator!

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Re: VOTC and OTC Returns in 2006!
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2005, 10:41 PM »
I'm kind of glad the carbonite has a melting effect, otherwise I think it might be hard to tell from the POTF2 version.  I'm expecting the same sculpt of it though, just different coloration.
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Re: VOTC and OTC Returns in 2006!
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2005, 11:36 PM »
That doesn't look like the same carbon block sculpt to me -

http://www.galactichunter.com/absoluteig/gallery.asp?action=viewimage&categoryid=3654&text=&imageid=16493&box=&shownew=

http://www.galactichunter.com/absoluteig/gallery.asp?action=viewimage&categoryid=2032&text=&imageid=5651&box=&shownew=

I know they're not the best comparison pics, bu the new version looks thicker, and less broad.  Also, if you look at the left side where the panels are, on the POTF2 version, there is a pretty big space between the top panel and the actual top of the carbon block, but on the new one, the space seems a lot smaller.

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Re: VOTC and OTC Returns in 2006!
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2005, 11:37 PM »
I'm pretty happy with today's news, and I think the figures look good.  Boussh and Bib are years overdue.  I wonder what the Hoth figures will be (resculpt Snowtrooper, please), and what kind of balance there will be between the OT and PT going forward.  

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Battle of Carkoon Wave
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2005, 11:55 PM »
Very glad to get the much rumored Bib resclpt - much needed, too ba we had to suffer through the OTC re-pack last year and couldn't get this one.

Boushh and Han look pretty good from the small pics so far, hopefully we'll get a better look at them soon!

Anybody catch if the Boushh has a removable helmet or not?  Haven't heard that yet...  :-\

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Re: Battle of Carkoon Wave
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2005, 12:07 AM »
Not too keen on 3 resculpts and what sounds like 3 repacks.  Why not throw a bone toward a new Barada or a new Sgt Doallyn?  Na na na na na na na na na na BATMAN



A little intrigued by the Hoth Wave...Veers and Derlin would be very much welcome

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Re: Battle of Carkoon Wave
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2005, 12:10 AM »
Well, I'm not as fearful now that I've seen something all-new and desprately needed in the line.

Those last ROTS repaints had me down for a while.
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Re: Battle of Carkoon Wave
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2005, 01:00 AM »
Vintage sculpt for the carbonite block??

Incidentally on a completely marginally related topic, my TRU still has 14 Pit of Carkoon four packs priced at $34.99 ::)
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Re: Battle of Carkoon Wave
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2005, 01:30 AM »
Bib: Yay! Not a huge fan of his expression, but the body sculpt looks fantastic.

Boushh: Meh. Could go either way. The POTF2/SOTE version still suits me adequately.

Han-sicle: Even more meh. The glowy effect looks cool though.
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Re: Battle of Carkoon Wave
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2005, 01:59 AM »
They look very good and I'm glad they finally redid Bib.

Though, why would Boushh be released in a "Battle of Carkoon" wave?
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Re: Battle of Carkoon Wave
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2005, 02:24 AM »
The figureare are looking like improvements over their earlier couterparts, but Boush's helmet does look a bit too big at the moment. What worries me is that we're getting 3 repacks as well. I hope they at least repaint the Barada to match the one on Luke and Han's Skiff.
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Re: Battle of Carkoon Wave
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2005, 02:51 AM »
I'm stoked for the boussh fig for the most part. Lots of articulation it looks like and decent sculpting, but what's up with that HUGE helmet? I know, it's removable, obviously; but does anyone else but me think that maybe just switchable ball jointed heads would work just as well instead of having all these removable helmet figures to make the detail a little crisper/the protortions a little more in scale?

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Re: Battle of Carkoon Wave
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2005, 03:01 AM »
To me it looked more like the photo was shot from a slightly downward angle, thus favoring the head.

I wouldn't be against switchable heads at all though.
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