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Offline CHEWIE

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Re: 80 figures for 2006?
« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2006, 04:57 PM »
God... I can't imagine trying to keep up with a carded collection these days.

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Re: 80 figures for 2006?
« Reply #31 on: June 12, 2006, 05:31 PM »
God... I can't imagine trying to keep up with a carded collection these days.

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Re: 80 figures for 2006?
« Reply #32 on: June 12, 2006, 08:56 PM »
I guess it would be more of an issue of where to put it all?

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Re: 80 figures for 2006?
« Reply #33 on: June 12, 2006, 09:30 PM »
Keeping MOC carded figures especially if the person buys the same figure 12 times b/c of different cardbacks/pack-ins or whatever would take up a lot of space and careful packaging.

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Re: 80 figures for 2006?
« Reply #34 on: June 12, 2006, 09:32 PM »
Boy, I would die if I were a carded collector. I never WAS a carded collector, and I'll never be one.
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Re: 80 figures for 2006?
« Reply #35 on: June 12, 2006, 10:48 PM »
Wayyyyyy too much. Wayyyyy too many re-releases that were available wayyyyy too recently. A few here and there for the cool cardbacks, and that's it for carded this year.  Tataooine and Hoth will get packed away with the UGH and a few troopers, that should do it for my 2006 carded collection.

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Re: 80 figures for 2006?
« Reply #36 on: June 12, 2006, 11:37 PM »
I collect carded and loose.  I've been overlapping cardbacks so the bubbles touch for over a decade now - but ROTS packaging screwed that lal up.  The current bubbles allow for it to an extent - but those ROTS packages take up 3 times more room than figures used to.  If I run out of wall space (a distinct possibility over the next year or two) the Episode III figures are first in line to be boxed up.  No question about it.

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Re: 80 figures for 2006?
« Reply #37 on: June 13, 2006, 02:39 AM »
Action-Figure.com is saying there will be over 80 figures this year.    :o

From that article...
"First up is the new Saga range which will have over 80 basic figures from all 6 movies. "

2006 Saga Collection -
53 Basic Figures
12 Episode III Heroes and Villains Figures
14 Episode III Greatest Battles Figures

Well, that's 79 figures right there... and that is only through October or so that we know of.


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Re: 80 figures for 2006?
« Reply #38 on: June 13, 2006, 08:24 AM »
I've returned to my selective ways of old and am only buying figures now that 1) I really like 2) Don't have 3)replace an older figure with more articulation 3) are something entirely new tha I want. 4) are main characters that fit a theme like Jedi, Clones etc.

As a result I know with the Endor wave I will only be getting around 4 figures, and Naboo may actually be a wave where I only get 1 or 2 figures or I just may pass on as nothing is really pressing there. I do like the pod racer figures so I may get them. Then again, I have enouh Ep. I figures to last a lifetime so why do I need more of em? I've said it before but time for Hasbro to earn my money and time for me to use some of that money to buy books for my classes literature circles (nope, district and school won't pick those up for me).
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Re: 80 figures for 2006?
« Reply #39 on: June 13, 2006, 09:03 AM »
I was not surprised by the amount mainly because of the success of ROTS.  I assumed they would put a lot of product out early and they certainly did.  However, it did force me to be selective this year.  Then again I had to be last year as well.  There was quite a bit of ROTS product I would like to have gotten but had to cut things out.  Same with this year.  I am actually a bit happy for some of those Heroes and Villains repacks.  I might actually buy that Padme and a few others.  Maybe.  At least I get another shot at them.

Now that SS has come along with their 12 inch line I have to watch it even more.  AT least there is more product out there than not enough.  So, I can't really complain about the quantity I suppose.  The quality of some of the products are so-so of course. 

My main complaint this year is the prices of the exclusive figures.  But that's me. 

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Re: 80 figures for 2006?
« Reply #40 on: June 13, 2006, 10:19 AM »


My main complaint this year is the prices of the exclusive figures.  But that's me. 

And me too.

"Exclusive" figures are twice as expensive as they should be (for no reason but the greed of the retail store and Hasbro) and they usually amount to a simple repaint of a sculpt that they already have.  It's never anything earth shattering.

I am amused at all of the Demise of Grievous figures clogging up the pegs at Target right now. 

Still and all, I'm fine with the exclusives until the day they release a figure that I really want, or an army builder like the Galactic Marine, as a Target Exclusive for $13.  Not only would it be a bitch to find, when you do it'd be too expensive to army build it like you want to.
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Re: 80 figures for 2006?
« Reply #41 on: June 13, 2006, 10:49 AM »
How many actual brand spanking new figures have there/will there be this year?

Saga 2006 Wave 1: Battle of Carkoon (3 new, 3 rereleases)
Saga-001 Princess Leia (Boushh Disguise)
Saga-002 Han Solo (Carbonite)
Saga-003 Bib Fortuna
Saga-004 Barada
Saga-005 Chewbacca
Saga-006 Boba Fett


Saga 2006 Wave 2: Battle of Hoth (3 new, 5 rereleases)
Saga-007 General Veers
Saga-008 Major Bren Derlin
Saga-009 AT-AT Driver
Saga-010 R2-D2
Saga-011 Snowtrooper
Saga-012 General Rieekan
Saga-013 Darth Vader
Saga-014 Power Droid

Saga 2006 Wave 3: Battle of Geonosis (3 new, 4 rereleases)
Saga-015 Sora Bulq
Saga-016 Sun Fac
Saga-017 C-3PO with Battle Droid head
Saga-018 Poggle the Lesser
Saga-019 Yoda
Saga-020 Jango Fett
Saga-021 Scorch (Republic Commando)

Saga 2006 Wave 4: Battle of Coruscant (4 new, 2 sorta new and 3 rereleases)
Saga-022 Firespeeder Pilot
Saga-023 Lushros Dofine
Saga-024 Clone Commander Cody
Saga-025 Anakin Skywalker
Saga-026 Clone Trooper
Saga-027 Ki-Adi-Mundi (Holographic)
Saga-028 Obi-Wan Kenobi
Saga-029 Foul Moudama
Saga-030 General Grievous

Saga 2006 Wave 5: Battle of Tatooine (4 new, 2 sorta new and 2 rereleases)
Saga-031 Momaw Nadon
Saga-032 R5-D4
Saga-033 Hem Dazon
Saga-034 Garindan
Saga-035 Han Solo
Saga-036 Luke Skywalker
Saga-037 Sandtrooper
Saga-038 Darth Vader (Bespin)

Saga 2006 Wave 6: Battle of Endor (4 new, 1 rerelease)
Saga-039 Chief Chirpa
Saga-040 Moff Jerjerrod
Saga-041 Death Star Gunner
Saga-042 C-3PO (w/Ewok Throne)
Saga-043 The Emperor

Saga 2006 Wave 7: Endor / Naboo Wave (7 new, 3 sorta new and 1 rereleases)
Saga-044 Luke Skywalker
Saga-045 Darth Vader
Saga-046a Endor Rebel Trooper (v1 - Black)
Saga-046b Endor Rebel Trooper (v2 - White)
Saga-047 Holographic Darth Maul
Saga-048 Obi-Wan Kenobi
Saga-049 Rep Been
Saga-050 Naboo Soldier
Saga-051 Dud Bolt and Mars Guo
Saga-052 Gragra

Legit 28 totally new with a handful of stuff being tweaked or kitbashed...so only between 40 to 50% of this stuff is even new.  That sucks

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Re: 80 figures for 2006?
« Reply #42 on: June 13, 2006, 10:52 AM »
And what would be the rerelease of the Endor/Naboo wave? Luke? Because I can hardly think of him as a rerelease since the figure has changed so much.
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Re: 80 figures for 2006?
« Reply #43 on: June 13, 2006, 02:16 PM »
And what would be the rerelease of the Endor/Naboo wave? Luke? Because I can hardly think of him as a rerelease since the figure has changed so much.

Obi Wan Kenobi. He's a rerelease from EP1.
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Re: 80 figures for 2006?
« Reply #44 on: June 13, 2006, 03:52 PM »
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I can hardly think of him as a rerelease since the figure has changed so much.


His hands changing slightly hardly constitutes a "new" figure, but it's slightly different.  Other than that, that figure so far appears to be a repack of the Saga Jedi Luke with some new stuff...   The hands may even be re-used from another figure actually.  I'd say Kenobi or Vader are the re-release though, and Luke is in the "sorta new" column because of the hands.  OCB can elaborate on that though more.
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