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Re: Battle of Hoth Wave
« Reply #60 on: October 18, 2005, 01:57 PM »
Its mostly nostalgia, but I'm freakin really happy to be getting a new AT-AT driver. It looks great to me. Certainly, the articulation would have been well spent on Derlin or Veers, but it looks to me like the AT-AT driver is a slight tweaking—if not just a repaint—of the TIE pilot, plus some straps. So if Hasbro didn't add articulation to Veers and Derlin, it wasn't because they were busy working on the AT-AT Driver.

Derlin is a real treat here, but Veers is the main course!!! I'm so happy to see this guy added to the lineup! And to think, I was just about the to work on the armor pieces for my custom Veers...well at least I'll have this guy in armor and in uniform.

Love the Gonk.

I'm hoping we'll see the snowtrooper and Rebel Hoth Soldier in some sort of Trooper evolution sets. Please??
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Re: Battle of Hoth Wave
« Reply #61 on: October 18, 2005, 03:04 PM »
Not bad, not bad at all.

I'm not going head-over-heels like some of you guys are, since I'm still in Prequel mode, but I still like these and will pick them up if I have any money left after my Prequel wants are acquired.

Veers -- pretty sweet. Buy.

Derlin -- pretty sweet. Buy.

AT-AT driver -- pretty damn sweet :D. Buy!

R2 -- I dunno, depends on what version this turns out to be.

Snowtrooper -- not the best version ever made, and I already have at least one of these (maybe 2 by now? ) so I'll more than likely pass.

Rieekan -- I don't have the Ultra version, and I always liked the guy, so I'll pick him up as well.

Vader -- waiting to see what version it is.

Gonk droid -- yeah baby! Definitely buy!
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Re: Battle of Hoth Wave
« Reply #62 on: October 18, 2005, 03:37 PM »
I think a general concensus we could make is the repacks are definitely gonna hate online case sales from what I'm reading...  Which is to be expected I suppose.

I hope Hasbro's not leaning towards cutting the line back from where they had it with REvenge of the Sith...  So many figures in ROTS got articulation galore that weren't even as "important" (for lack of a better term) as these figures that got short-changed.

For instance, Mas Ameda's sporting ball/socket joints all over his arms and equal articulation at his legs to Veers and Derlin...  They could've had some knee joints, but for whatever reason they don't.  Very odd thinking at Hasbro sometimes.

Lando, I hope you're right about the Trooper Evolutions sets...  It's probably my biggest wish for the line, and that they're released in very high numbers. :)

So if we took those repacks out and replaced them, what is it you'd want then?  Or if you just tweaked them if you like them....

For me, I'd replace Riekean with Saga Luke with a "clean" paintjob, and if the Derlin figure's holster works I'd see if replacing Luke's with Derlin's was possible so he had a functioning holster.

I think even the POTF2 Hoth Leia would've made sense to repack over Riekean...

On R2, if he was dusted with white, and is the VOTC sculpt, I could see him as a figure I'd buy for the "scanning for life on Hoth" scene alone.  Not that I couldn't customize that myself as well, but I'd buy it to save the time/$.

A dusted white 3PO would definitely replace Vader then on my list...  Not that Vader's a bad figure, but given how many Vader's almost every store has around me, I think they'll still have them come time that the Saga Waves are showing up. :)  A snowy 3PO to stand with R2 then would be fine by me.

I'm surprised at the lack of love for the Gonk.  I'm really happy to see him actually...  He could stand to have some accessories though, I agree.  It'll be his most damaging feature.  The Imperial Astromech came with that holo-death star, and that was cool.  Hasbro sorta cheaps out on droids anymore though.
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Re: Battle of Hoth Wave
« Reply #63 on: October 18, 2005, 04:45 PM »
**** these look sweeeeeett. I'm definitly getting Veers, Gonk and the AT-AT Pilot.

Veers- Looks awesome, would be nice if it had removable armor

AT-AT Pilot- The winner of the bunch for me

Gonk- Cool rerelease of a hard to find figure

Derlin- I don't care much for him, but cool for other people

The rest look like straight repacks so I won't comment on those. All in all, this looks like one of the best waves in '06!


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Re: Battle of Hoth Wave
« Reply #64 on: October 18, 2005, 04:45 PM »
The case assortment (subject to change) is listed there too:

2x General Veers (Saga #7)
2x Major Bren Derlin (Saga #8)
2x AT-AT Driver (Saga #9)
1x R2-D2 (Saga #10)
2x Snowtrooper (Saga #11)
1x General Rieekan (Saga #12)
1x Darth Vader (Saga #13)
1x Power Droid (Saga #14)

I don't think it's too bad.  R2 will move, snowtroopers will move (don't we always bitch about a lack of army builder or them being one per case?), Vader will move on principle and for carded suckers collectors anyway.

The problems, IMO, if they stick to that assortment are the Power Droid being singly packed (I'd buy two) and the Rieekan, which is still on our pegs here, even at clearance price.  I've been tempted to pick up a Rieekan or two for the screens alone and toss the figures, now that they're on sale.  

BTW, now that we're seeing some new Saga numbering, do we have a list anywhere? ;)
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Re: Battle of Hoth Wave
« Reply #65 on: October 18, 2005, 04:50 PM »
The case assortment (subject to change) is listed there too:

2x General Veers (Saga #7)
2x Major Bren Derlin (Saga #8)
2x AT-AT Driver (Saga #9)
1x R2-D2 (Saga #10)
2x Snowtrooper (Saga #11)
1x General Rieekan (Saga #12)
1x Darth Vader (Saga #13)
1x Power Droid (Saga #14)



This is the most beutiful case assortment i've ever seen. *Reid slowly sheds a tear*

And a complete list of Saga 2 basic is available here!

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Re: Battle of Hoth Wave
« Reply #66 on: October 18, 2005, 04:58 PM »

And a complete list of Saga 2 basic is available here!


Yeah, a similar rumor list was e-mailed to me this AM.  I have already out the basic figure lists into their respective threads.  Feel free to check out the other threads for the talk of the other waves!  ;)
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Re: Battle of Hoth Wave
« Reply #67 on: October 18, 2005, 05:08 PM »
Oh for the love of Pete ::)  I'm lazy, do some work dammit so I don't have to.

edit: :-X
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Re: Battle of Hoth Wave
« Reply #68 on: October 18, 2005, 05:09 PM »
Oh for the love of Pete ::)  I'm lazy, do some work dammit so I don't have to.

I did...

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Re: Battle of Hoth Wave
« Reply #69 on: October 18, 2005, 05:17 PM »
So it looks like the price will be the same for Saga 2 - $5.99.

Or $6.66 if you shop online... ;)

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Re: Battle of Hoth Wave
« Reply #70 on: October 18, 2005, 05:19 PM »
Or $6.99 if you shop at K-mart or $8.99 if you shop at Mall of America  >:(
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Re: Battle of Hoth Wave
« Reply #71 on: October 18, 2005, 05:29 PM »
Oh for the love of Pete ::)  I'm lazy, do some work dammit so I don't have to.

I did...

http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=9742.0

Indeed, ergo...

edit: :-X

That's the trouble with just clicking the active topic from the front page, you miss everything else in that particular forum.  Regardless, thanks.
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Re: Battle of Hoth Wave
« Reply #72 on: October 18, 2005, 05:42 PM »
Veers - Awesome! Looks like kitbashed 2004 Ozzel legs and arms though. The chest is kind of beefy looking too. Hopefully it's because the armor is removable!

Derlin - Another awesome! Definately picking him up.

AT-AT Driver - looks pretty good, though it also appears to be a kitbash. A well done kitbash though. getting it.

R2 - Meh, will probably pass, unless it's the ROTS SP sculpt.

Snowtrooper - WTF? Saga statue rerelease? PASS until they make an SA version.

Rieekan - Again, WTF? I already bought this guy with that cool Hoth table/screen thing. PASS

Vader - Have enough, and they're all SA to boot. PASS

Gonk - Huh? Weird choice, but I'll get it. I would have rather have a rereleased Hoth Luke or a new SA Hoth Han.

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Re: Battle of Hoth Wave
« Reply #73 on: October 18, 2005, 07:11 PM »
I'm diggin' it.  I pretty much agree with everyone's general assesment.

The repacks are pretty good choices. You know the Vader is going to move, and so will the Snowtrooper. Really, the only potential pegwarmer is Reaken. Good case. Should sell well.

So far, my wallet is giving a big sign of relief. only 14 figures between two waves, 7 are rehashes and only two are army builders, although I will only get one extra Snowtrooper since I'm not thrilled with the current sculpt.
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Re: Battle of Hoth Wave
« Reply #74 on: October 18, 2005, 11:27 PM »
No ******* SA Snowtrooper?!?!?!?  (Okay, calming down...) I guess I can't get everything I want.  They did come through with Veers and the AT AT Driver.  Gotta leave something for 2007, I guess.  Sigh.

Veers: Cool.  Looks like removable armor.  The helmet looks a little big on him.

Derlin: I'm glad they did him, and he looks good.

AT AT Driver: **** yes.  About time.

R2: Looks like the SP droid sculpt.  Maybe.

Vader: Sets a nice precedent with repacking the VOTC sculot, but since they've already passed up on Chewie, I don't care.

Snowtrooper: I'll be alright.  I just need to lie down some.

Rieeken: I for one am glad they did this, because I never got him.  I can understand why some are upset.  He's not the best choice, espeically since the clean Hoth Luke was a possibility.