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Offline Darth Broem

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Biker Scout - Clean Version
« on: June 2, 2003, 01:03 PM »
I forgot about this version.  I really wanted the clean version but settled for the common "dirty" one instead.  Since that was the only one I could find at retail.  Did you folks find these in good quantities in your area?  The "clean" one I mean.

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Re: Biker Scout - Clean Version
« Reply #1 on: June 2, 2003, 01:15 PM »
I saw about 5 or 6 in my local specialist store around Christmas 2000. I picked up one (should have got two), and I never saw it in any store (retail or scalper) ever again. The dirty version was peg-warming for months after its release though; this is the one that Iíve still got carded  :( .
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Re: Biker Scout - Clean Version
« Reply #2 on: June 2, 2003, 01:30 PM »
Early shipments were clean for us, later were dirty.  I grabbed a couple of clean, but traded one away, so I only have one remaining.  

I would like to have many clean versions (hint, troop builder set) for the shuttle diorama, but not too be.  Otherwise I just imagine the Emperor zapping all the scouts that couldn't be bothered to clean up for inspection.  Terrible mess he makes.  
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Re: Biker Scout - Clean Version
« Reply #3 on: June 2, 2003, 05:43 PM »
The clean one actually wasn't THAT difficult to find here...  It shipped a few times anyway, and I saw it in a few stores.  The dirty one was very easy to find though.  As easy to find as the Bespin Guard at one point actually.

I'm still disappointed with this figure, and hope they make a new one that's more poseable some day.  

If you're wanting an army of them (clean) and an army that arguably looks BETTER than the POTJ version, might I suggest buying up loose vintage ones, and give them your own (more detailed) paint job.

The vintage figure is surprisingly accurate in sculpt, and his pose is much more "neutral" and acheives the attention pose needed for an Emperor's arrival diorama.  They're relatively cheap too, especially if you find a few in a box that are in sort of beat up shape.  

The helmet's actually more properly scaled even, as the POTJ figure's helmet is a tad small.  I've seen some customs using the vintage figure that really REALLY look impressive.
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Re: Biker Scout - Clean Version
« Reply #4 on: June 2, 2003, 05:55 PM »
Nah, I'm not that bothered by it.  I just thought the clean one looked a bit better than the dirty version.  I remember not being able to locate one.  Then again I don't think I did a massive search for it either.  Just a hole in the collection that kind of nags at me every once in awhile :)

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Re: Biker Scout - Clean Version
« Reply #5 on: June 2, 2003, 05:59 PM »
I've got one of each.  I remember there was a clean one that sat on the pegs at my target for weeks, and I never picked him up.  At the time I was debating about collecting POTJ or not, since my EP 1 collection still wasn't finished.  One day I decide to get him, and sure enough, he's gone
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Re: Biker Scout - Clean Version
« Reply #6 on: June 3, 2003, 12:07 AM »
Cool suggestion Jesse, thanks.  troddles off to ebay...
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Re: Biker Scout - Clean Version
« Reply #7 on: June 3, 2003, 12:15 AM »
The clean one actually wasn't THAT difficult to find here...  It shipped a few times anyway, and I saw it in a few stores.  The dirty one was very easy to find though.  As easy to find as the Bespin Guard at one point actually.

I'm still disappointed with this figure, and hope they make a new one that's more poseable some day.  

If you're wanting an army of them (clean) and an army that arguably looks BETTER than the POTJ version, might I suggest buying up loose vintage ones, and give them your own (more detailed) paint job.

The vintage figure is surprisingly accurate in sculpt, and his pose is much more "neutral" and acheives the attention pose needed for an Emperor's arrival diorama.  They're relatively cheap too, especially if you find a few in a box that are in sort of beat up shape.  

The helmet's actually more properly scaled even, as the POTJ figure's helmet is a tad small.  I've seen some customs using the vintage figure that really REALLY look impressive.

Jesse, the vintage Biker Scout is by the best figure EVER made.  It is the best Biker Scout sculpt, especially when it involves building an army of Biker Scouts.  I have several vintage Biker Scout figures for my Imperial Army.  Here's a pictures of them all lined up...

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Re: Biker Scout - Clean Version
« Reply #8 on: June 3, 2003, 02:57 AM »
I never saw the clean in a store.  Or anywhere else for that matter.  I have two dirty ones, but I hope they make the upcoming troop builder pack all clean.

I agree Dustrho - the vintage Scout is the best of the line.  I still remember getting my five dollar allowance for the month of June in '83 and rushing out to K-Mart to get him!   ;D

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Re: Biker Scout - Clean Version
« Reply #9 on: June 3, 2003, 03:24 AM »
I saw a clean Biker Scout exactly twice, and picked them both up fortunately.  Never saw any more after that.  Pretty tough find from everything I've ever heard - probably one of the toughest pieces to acquire in the entire POTJ line actually (sans MOTDS of course).

Though the dirty version didn't ever warm the pegs, there were plenty of those to go around for most everyone.  But if they do create another troop builder set with the Biker Scout, it should most definitely be the original clean version, or at the very least - 3 clean and 1 dirty for a little variety.

But in a perfect world, Hasbro would just make a beautiful, all-new Biker Scout ala the Commtech Stormtrooper.  That would be great!  This guy deserves more articulation, and a more neutral pose!

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Re: Biker Scout - Clean Version
« Reply #10 on: June 3, 2003, 10:43 AM »
I had to pay $20 in eBay for this one.   I was really disapointed with the Target exclusive one being a dirty version.  If you haven't noticed the Target version's butt is in the front!!!  Quality Control must have been out on that day.  I guess he would have to sit down to take a leak.
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Re: Biker Scout - Clean Version
« Reply #11 on: June 3, 2003, 11:12 AM »
I had to pay $20 in eBay for this one.   I was really disapointed with the Target exclusive one being a dirty version.  If you haven't noticed the Target version's butt is in the front!!!  Quality Control must have been out on that day.  I guess he would have to sit down to take a leak.

Yeah, that was one MAJOR screw-up on Hasbro's part.

 
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Re: Biker Scout - Clean Version
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Re: Biker Scout - Clean Version
« Reply #13 on: June 3, 2003, 01:32 PM »
Spaceballs ;D
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Re: Biker Scout - Clean Version
« Reply #14 on: June 3, 2003, 10:52 PM »
You people would be sickened if I were to tell you how many of any scout figure I have. ::) ;D