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Re: How many SAGA2 Sandtroopers do you have?
« Reply #255 on: November 11, 2006, 08:39 AM »
9 now. Sometimes I am in the store, and just need to get something star wars.

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Re: How many SAGA2 Sandtroopers do you have?
« Reply #256 on: November 11, 2006, 10:17 AM »
I know I've crossed the 100 mark. I only bought about 30 at retail, the rest were trades. I've converted 70 into regular stormtroopers. With the conformation that the BP stormies will be clean, I may settle on 4 more before I call it quits on these guys.
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Re: How many SAGA2 Sandtroopers do you have?
« Reply #257 on: November 13, 2006, 04:13 AM »
I just keep getting one here, one there...  They keep having a single one out on the pegs at my nearest WM, so I go up to get dish soap or whatever I'm sent there for, and I cannot help to get yet another Sandtrooper...  I've now lost count.  I have 6 sitting here in front of me till I get another plano case...  Ugh.

Oh and one I got needs an orthopedic shoe because he's lopsided.  Another one I got when they first came out had 2 right hands...  Weird.  I've bought so many I've gotten two distinct flubs from the factory.
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Re: How many SAGA2 Sandtroopers do you have?
« Reply #258 on: November 13, 2006, 09:28 AM »
Oh and one I got needs an orthopedic shoe because he's lopsided.  Another one I got when they first came out had 2 right hands...  Weird.  I've bought so many I've gotten two distinct flubs from the factory.

Funny you should mention that. I think there's a design flaw with the VOTC body. I'm fairly certain that the left leg is shorter than the right. One was pretty obvious when looking at it, but I've noticed that it's all but impossible for any of the sand or stormtroopers to stand with both feet resting on the Saga2 stand using the left foot peg.
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Re: How many SAGA2 Sandtroopers do you have?
« Reply #259 on: November 13, 2006, 02:55 PM »
I've found there's a certain bowing outward effect on them, but I've not noticed the legs being uneven...  Some (many) can definitely having legs that bow outward at the calves though and it makes some of them appear lopsided.  I've fixed them with heating/cooling customizing techniques when they've been too noticeable. 
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Re: How many SAGA2 Sandtroopers do you have?
« Reply #260 on: November 14, 2006, 09:36 AM »
Thanks Jesse, I'll have to give that a try.
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Re: How many SAGA2 Sandtroopers do you have?
« Reply #261 on: November 18, 2006, 01:43 PM »
Got one less than an hour ago. None on the pegs, so I asked an employee who was surprisingly nice when I asked if it was in the stockroom.
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Re: How many SAGA2 Sandtroopers do you have?
« Reply #262 on: December 3, 2006, 05:50 PM »
i have 4....i find the waist on some are pretty loose though :(
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Re: How many SAGA2 Sandtroopers do you have?
« Reply #263 on: December 4, 2006, 05:34 AM »
Yeah some definitely are looser than others, but I haven't found a Sandietrooper that can't hold his pose yet because of it...  That's a positive. 

These things just keep showing up and I just can't help buying it seems.  I pass here and there, but not often...  it's insane at this point, even by my own army building standards.  I love this figure though...

I've got so many now that I've gotten a couple error figures...
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Re: How many SAGA2 Sandtroopers do you have?
« Reply #264 on: December 4, 2006, 10:15 AM »
Yeah some definitely are looser than others, but I haven't found a Sandietrooper that can't hold his pose yet because of it...  That's a positive. 


Same here. I'm curious as to what types of errors you've come across?
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Re: How many SAGA2 Sandtroopers do you have?
« Reply #265 on: December 5, 2006, 03:14 AM »
The lopsided leg I've seen on two...  One leg noticeably shorter than another is what I mean there.

I've gotten one with 2 right hands now, one with 2 of the same feet...  I've gotten some with paint missing on a part of the figure, like half a clean torso, spotless, and one half with spray on it...  I got a pauldron that was missing the dull sheen, it was very glossy...  Weird stuff.

I think a lot of it is the volume of figures I bought.  :)

Also Slothus mentioned this too but I've noticed some figures he sent me have distinctly muddy backpacks while few (if any?) I bought out here have this heavier "mud" applied to the backpack.  That's weird unto itself.
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Re: How many SAGA2 Sandtroopers do you have?
« Reply #266 on: December 5, 2006, 04:15 PM »
2 of the 4 i have suffer from "lopsided leg disorder"
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Re: How many SAGA2 Sandtroopers do you have?
« Reply #267 on: December 5, 2006, 10:48 PM »
hehe i now have 5 sandies. walked into the bay today....doubting any saga figures (they usually only have mon motha and palpy. but BOOM one sandie siting all alone on the pegs :).

then i went to sears and found 2 utapau clones one cody and a UGH scorch =0. i bought all but the cody cause i already had them but still.

but yeah bacl to topic. 5 sandies :)
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Re: How many SAGA2 Sandtroopers do you have?
« Reply #268 on: December 5, 2006, 10:55 PM »
These have really shown up a ton again in KB, Target, and TRU and I've been picking up about 2 a day for the last week and a half.  I lost count, and have them stashed in too many places, but I'm up to about 50 and I'm not stopping until I can't find them anymore.

These are great for sandtrooper dios and stormtrooper invasion dios of any of the planets involved in the Galactic Civil War.

Speaking of which, did anyone else here pick up the New Essential Guide to Alien Species?  The Dresselian bio and pic rocks.  What a book.  He's holding a freakin' pump shotgun and the article talks about how they repelled the Empire with slug-firing weapons and guerrilla tactics, while rejecting blasters and technology.
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Re: How many SAGA2 Sandtroopers do you have?
« Reply #269 on: December 7, 2006, 11:17 PM »
I found another pair at Target today... I think I have around 20 now.  I might turn a few of them into Stormtroopers at this point.