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Offline MetalJedi

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Re: 30th Anniversary Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #105 on: October 5, 2006, 04:48 PM »
Now why couldn't they have packed that Electrostaff in with the Grievous Bodyguard last year? Im gonna end up buying a few of those Obi Wans just for that.  :-\
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Re: 30th Anniversary Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #106 on: October 5, 2006, 04:50 PM »
Sure looks to me like they put up an Obi-Wan pic...  ???

I don't see the Kenobi pic or the Artoo/SBD pic on their page, using Firefox.  Using IE, I see red-X boxes that I can click on, which will then pop up with the pic.

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Re: 30th Anniversary Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #107 on: October 5, 2006, 04:53 PM »
The sculpt of this new Obi-Wan staff is totally different than the Bodyguard Electro staffs. I wonder what this new one is based from?
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Re: 30th Anniversary Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #108 on: October 5, 2006, 05:46 PM »
Looks like a great start to hopefull a good collecting year, very happy even with the re-freshes. The McQuarrie trooper looks so much better. My very minor 2 gripes are:  the Mace likeness, hopefully the Orangutans arm action version head fits the body. The Obi Wan would be awesome with some battleworn deco.
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Re: 30th Anniversary Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #109 on: October 5, 2006, 05:47 PM »
Did anyone catch that the Hasbro page says these figures are coming out in January? I thought we weren't seeing the 30th ann. figures come out until April-May while they pepper us with the TSC repaint waves.

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Re: 30th Anniversary Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #110 on: October 5, 2006, 06:02 PM »
Now why couldn't they have packed that Electrostaff in with the Grievous Bodyguard last year? Im gonna end up buying a few of those Obi Wans just for that.  :-\

That's exactly why. :-\

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Re: 30th Anniversary Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #111 on: October 5, 2006, 09:52 PM »
Hasbro resculpted the original face on the Mace Windu into a much more accurate version since the original photos.  First, here is the original that first popped up on RS and GH:




Now, here is the photo from Hasbro today:




The new version that Hasbro posted today is much more of a dead-on likeness to Samuel L. that the original photos.

edit - just swapping the photo to fix the page width...
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Re: 30th Anniversary Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #112 on: October 5, 2006, 09:55 PM »
Time will tell 'cuz Hasbro's never shown us superior product and then 'bait and switched' us with the final product  ;)
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Re: 30th Anniversary Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #113 on: October 5, 2006, 10:52 PM »
Time will tell 'cuz Hasbro's never shown us superior product and then 'bait and switched' us with the final product  ;)

I had originally denounced the Mace figure a couple weeks ago when that first version was shown with the face sculpt that looks nothing like Samuel L.  But with the version Hasbro posted on their site today, the likeness to Samuel L. is dead on.  That is one major, profound difference.

I didn't even want the last version.  Now I want minimum 4.
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Re: 30th Anniversary Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #114 on: October 6, 2006, 12:12 AM »
Well, let's just hope that the production version is the Hasbro photo then.

Unfortunately, we really have no way of knowing which picture is "newer" or the version we'll get.  Like Jayson said, plenty of times we've seen a good-looking sculpt/paint job on the hand-painted/promo figures only to have some kind of manufacturing glich or last minute swap screw it up...  :-\
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Re: 30th Anniversary Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #115 on: October 6, 2006, 12:24 AM »
If the carded sample is to be trusted, I think today's photo is the early sculpt, and that we'll actually get the first one we saw.

But I hope we get the one we saw today.

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Re: 30th Anniversary Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #116 on: October 6, 2006, 12:36 AM »
The "new" one is fantastic. The old one looks like comedian Paul Mooney (Chapelle's Show).

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Re: 30th Anniversary Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #117 on: October 6, 2006, 09:05 AM »
Well, all I know is if it's not the one we saw yesterday, I'm not buying a one of 'em.  Cuz that first one we saw ain't Mace Windu.   

If they went from the 2nd pic to the 1st pic, that'd be one of their all time colossal **** ups.  We've been waiting for a good Mace figure since EI.
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Re: 30th Anniversary Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #118 on: October 6, 2006, 10:10 AM »
Let's hope they use the new sculpt.
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Re: 30th Anniversary Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #119 on: October 6, 2006, 10:16 AM »
If they went from the 2nd pic to the 1st pic, that'd be one of their all time colossal **** ups.

Something else that struck me last night after I shut off the PC...


It's very telling that Hasbro has pics of the first McQuarrie Trooper up, but not the 2007 repaint...

Like Mike said, the pic in the Hasbro update is most obviously not correct - it's just a pic of the first release figure and definitely NOT what we are getting in the first wave (a white/gray version with new deco shield) which is what was in the early leaked pics from GH/RS/JD.

If it can happen for the McQuarrie, it can happen for the Mace too.   Add in what Matt said about the carded figure and I'm definitely expecting the first Mace that was shown and not the one in the Hasbro update...  :-\
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