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Re: Target "Ambush On Ilum" Battle Pack
« Reply #135 on: December 5, 2006, 07:45 PM »
The Padme looks more pre-posed than ever...  I'm bummed, however, the two droids are OUTSTANDINGLY huge.  Love that!  I may need two packs just for extra chameleon droids...  I can repaint R2 and 3PO, and Padme can go in the fodder bin...  I'm happy with the set.

couldnt agree more. i hate that hasbro told us she has normal articulation and thats a let down. gee, letdown #2 from hasblo in the past two days. #1 was that saga legends **** assortment. yes, i will still buy this for the chameleon droids. if the padme cloak is removable, i may just put it on the upcoming TSC Padme. that may work.  :)
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Re: Target "Ambush On Ilum" Battle Pack
« Reply #136 on: December 5, 2006, 08:22 PM »
I hope someone asks Hasbro why they said she wasn't pre-posed when she is...
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Re: Target "Ambush On Ilum" Battle Pack
« Reply #137 on: December 5, 2006, 10:56 PM »
Come on isn't it obvious?  The head can turn so it's not pre-posed.  Just joking. 

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Re: Target "Ambush On Ilum" Battle Pack
« Reply #138 on: December 5, 2006, 11:19 PM »
Come on isn't it obvious?  The head can turn so it's not pre-posed.  Just joking. 

All joking aside that is what Hasbro will probably say.
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Re: Target "Ambush On Ilum" Battle Pack
« Reply #139 on: January 10, 2007, 07:56 PM »
New loose pics posted over at scum. I think it's okay, but not all that. Will still pick up a set.
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Re: Target "Ambush On Ilum" Battle Pack
« Reply #140 on: January 10, 2007, 09:18 PM »
letdown #1 was that saga legends **** assortment.

What's wrong with the Saga Legends line?

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Re: Target "Ambush On Ilum" Battle Pack
« Reply #141 on: January 11, 2007, 02:43 AM »
The Padme's a huge letdown...  Hasbro really seemingly misunderstood the question on whether or not Padme's pre-posed since that's a 2002 styled sculpt.  Why not just make her an unleashed figure?  :(  Disappointing is hardly even descriptive of that figure to me.  The only positive is I do want 2 sets for the droids (love those!), and I can still BS the astromech and 3PO for customizing...  I'll keep the one Padme as my collection one and the other I'll TRY to fudge her together with a factory escape Padme...  They're very similar and maybe can be fused together with a little work.  Still though, that figure's the definition of pre-posed.  You could add angle-cut elbows and hinged knees to it and it'd still be pre-posed and a whole lot of suck.

The poses killed any good thoughts I had on the Clone Wars battlepack from a little bit back too...  I'd love an Anakin battledamaged and a poseable Assajj but those figures were equally blah to this Padme.

Still I love those droids.  :)
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Re: Target "Ambush On Ilum" Battle Pack
« Reply #142 on: January 11, 2007, 02:57 AM »
Big time let down. I probably won't even pick one up for the Chameleon Droids.
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Re: Target "Ambush On Ilum" Battle Pack
« Reply #143 on: January 11, 2007, 03:02 AM »


5 points of articulation.  ****** face sculpt.  Let down doesn't even begin to describe this.  :(


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Re: Target "Ambush On Ilum" Battle Pack
« Reply #144 on: January 11, 2007, 03:18 AM »




I linked to the really only good other photos other than that Padme one Jesse did...  not much to say beyond that except fuzzy photography...  The droids came out nice though and that Padme shot really lets you know what a POS that is.  The headsculpt is...  different.  I wouldn't put it as the worst but it's not fantastic.

The R2 appears to be maybe the Commtech R2 though if that's of interest...  The 3PO looks like it could be anything from the MMC to the ROTS sculpt maybe.
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Re: Target "Ambush On Ilum" Battle Pack
« Reply #145 on: January 11, 2007, 03:36 AM »
Kinda hit-and-miss overall ...

She doesn't look too bad with the cloak on, though. If I pick this set up, I think that's how I will display her.
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Re: Target "Ambush On Ilum" Battle Pack
« Reply #146 on: January 11, 2007, 09:02 AM »
The Padme is definitely disappointing.  Such poor articulation combined with the preposed stance is a let down, but if its going to be preposed, at least knock the sculpt out of the park - that wasn't done either.  I'll still pick up a set, because I really like the Clone Wars and those Chameleon droids are pretty sweet, but it is kind of disappointing that the Padme isn't a little better.

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Re: Target "Ambush On Ilum" Battle Pack
« Reply #147 on: January 11, 2007, 09:21 AM »
I think the fact that this is a EU set doesn't let the short commings bother me too much. In fact, it almost fits in a cartoony way.
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Re: Target "Ambush On Ilum" Battle Pack
« Reply #148 on: January 11, 2007, 10:56 AM »
I'm really not surprised at all about the Padme. In fact, it's what I've come to expect from Hasbro. When have they ever made the first sculpt of a figure/style perfect? They don't do it perfect the first time on purpose; it gives them time to gradually sell you more figures until a great sculpt/great articulated version comes out down the road. Too many examples to cite here.


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Re: Target "Ambush On Ilum" Battle Pack
« Reply #149 on: January 11, 2007, 11:45 AM »
I agree, Hasbro is probably just going to redo this figure eventually... that's why they did the pre-posed version now.  So they can do an "ultimate" version a few years down the road.

Disappointed?  I am a little.  But really it's the big droids that I'm interested in.  I'll still pick up a couple of this set provided I can find them.

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