b...ut has since really totally died...and we are looking for a new home...Chewie said this is a great place...nice people, no problems, so I figured I would try it out
Well, we usually welcome the new folks over in the Newbie forum, but this is as good a place as any, I suppose. With that said - welcome to JediDefender
rhino! And thanks for the referral CHEWIE! Yep, a cozy, fun, knowledgeable, and very personal place we have here. Glad to have you join in on the good times! Everyone's pretty much on a first name basis 'round these parts, so feel free to spill the beans on your real names if you'd like...
Enjoy, and let us know if there's anything we can do to make our site even better!
Now on topic: Sure, I'd love to get an "ultimate" Clonetrooper - perfect likeness with ultra articulation for us to buy by the hundreds and pose as we please. But I think Hasbro's thinking is that if they give us that (even though they'd have the lucrative offer of easy repaints), they can't continue to give us the rest of the gobbledy gook in the meantime, all of which we buy up over and over and make them even more money. Seems to be the case with many SW figures really. Just make one ultimate version for everybody, and recard it every few years if you like. Seems like this would make good financial sense as well.
But many people (especially us completists) keep buying it all up regardless, so we keep getting all kinds of various sculpts and paint jobs of the different characters. Oh well. Just keep pounding the idea into Hasbro's head (like the riddance of the Action Features) and maybe they'll eventually catch on...
But in the meantime, I must say that I do like this 3-pack - even if they're each pretty much one pose wonders. If you give me enough one pose wonders, I guess at some point I essentially wouldn't even need any articulation (though that would REALLY suck). I do like the firing and prone poses with these Clones though. Too bad the overseas bootleg market had to beat Hasbro to the idea by a good 5 months! And if these 3-packs are really only $10 each, that would be one helluva nice deal. Hopefully Hasbro (and the stores) sticks to that price!