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Re: TRU exclusive Bantha & Rancor?
« Reply #150 on: April 5, 2007, 10:09 AM »
I hope this lands in the store before Sunday, I have a $5 off coupon itching to be used.
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Re: TRU exclusive Bantha & Rancor?
« Reply #151 on: April 20, 2007, 02:33 AM »
Got word that the Bantha is finally hitting retail.
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Re: TRU exclusive Bantha & Rancor?
« Reply #152 on: April 21, 2007, 07:49 AM »
MY local TRU had both versions out yesterday and after seeing the brown one in person plus, 30 years of seeing Tuskens dressed in the lighter garb I can officially say I'm passing on it.
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Re: TRU exclusive Bantha & Rancor?
« Reply #153 on: April 23, 2007, 09:37 AM »
Grabbed one just to be complete. Think I got the non-red version. Anyway, hate the price, but after having one in hand, I appreciate what they tried to do to give us something different with the POTF2 version.
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Re: TRU exclusive Bantha & Rancor?
« Reply #154 on: April 27, 2007, 09:34 AM »
Finally saw the "red" version of this thing. Is VOTC Tuscan cape really just a jedi robe?
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Re: TRU exclusive Bantha & Rancor?
« Reply #155 on: April 28, 2007, 02:03 AM »
Finally saw the "red" version of this thing. Is VOTC Tuscan cape really just a jedi robe?
It's definitely not a recolored Tusken robe. It's a lot thicker and not textured like the one with the Tusken.

I got the Bantha today. He's real neat. :) But wasn't the POTF one like, a lot bigger? ???

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Re: TRU exclusive Bantha & Rancor?
« Reply #156 on: April 28, 2007, 02:06 AM »
I believe it's the same thing, no changes save for maybe a little less fur in the face.  I could be wrong.
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Re: TRU exclusive Bantha & Rancor?
« Reply #157 on: April 28, 2007, 02:13 AM »
I believe it's the same thing, no changes save for maybe a little less fur in the face.  I could be wrong.

You're probably right. I haven't seen a POTF one probably since they were out. I just remember it being a lot bigger... I was really surprised when I walked in and saw these little guys on the shelves. I probably just remember wrong.

Anyway, I like him a lot. I much prefer his new 'do to the old one. :)

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Re: TRU exclusive Bantha & Rancor?
« Reply #158 on: April 28, 2007, 02:21 AM »
Looking at mine over on a shelf there, the Sand people I have near it come to about it's eyes as far as height goes.  I haven't seen the new one at all to give my opinion though, so if that's about as tall as it is compared to your sand people I'd say it's the same with just less fur on the face region.  On the old ones you can't really see the face sculpt details at all.  Saw some customizers give theirs a trim back in the day though to expose the nice sculpting under there.
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Re: TRU exclusive Bantha & Rancor?
« Reply #159 on: April 28, 2007, 02:24 AM »
Yeah, the old straight hair looks really filled-out in the pics. Maybe I just remember more overall bulk because of that.

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Re: TRU exclusive Bantha & Rancor?
« Reply #160 on: April 28, 2007, 03:19 AM »
I'm quite dreading seeing the two variations on this, considering I collect boxed and openers of everything.  I'm really having a hard time stomaching dropping $180 on four of these things.  If the lighter (normal-colored) set is any different than their prior versions, I'll have to grab an opener of it for sure.  If not, I may just go boxed on the light set, and openers of the red set, and leave it at that - OCD be damned.  It sounds like it'd be a good idea for me to get my old Bantha out to take a look at it for a refresher course, so I can tell if there's any differences.

Is that VTSC Tusken's cape different in both sets, and not just the red one?  If so, that's gonna be a potential problem too.  Ugh...

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Re: TRU exclusive Bantha & Rancor?
« Reply #161 on: April 28, 2007, 03:45 AM »
Is that VTSC Tusken's cape different in both sets, and not just the red one?  If so, that's gonna be a potential problem too.  Ugh...

No. It looks to me like a perfectly normal VTSC Tusken in one set, and in the other, a VTSC with chest repainted red + a thicker Jedi type cloak. If you're looking for all manner of variations and changes, I noticed the Massif is a lot softer and gummier than the one I have from the carded Saga release. :-\

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Re: TRU exclusive Bantha & Rancor?
« Reply #162 on: April 28, 2007, 08:15 AM »
The upper legs/waist are more red as well on the one I got as well as the cloak and chest.

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Re: TRU exclusive Bantha & Rancor?
« Reply #163 on: April 30, 2007, 05:52 AM »
Pawlus did a nice write-up on the differences with the Tuskens over at GH, with some good pix showing both versions.  Nothing on the Bantha, so I'll assume that thing's identical to it's POTF2 release.  I'm still hoping to just go with the beige set for my boxed version, and the redder ones for my openers.  It looks like that should suffice...  Hopefully.

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Re: TRU exclusive Bantha & Rancor?
« Reply #164 on: April 30, 2007, 06:09 AM »
Nothing on the Bantha, so I'll assume that thing's identical to it's POTF2 release.

Wha...? The banthas clearly have different fur from the POTF release.