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New Be@rbrick Wicket & Romba and Paploo & Teebo 2-Packs
« on: March 23, 2014, 10:28 PM »
As per Medicom's update:





These don't appear to be limited like the previous box sets. That's the fourth 100% Wicket and third Paploo. I'm going to dub these the derp face variants.

I only bought the Celebration Japan 2-pack because it was cheap and I wanted Wicket to go with the other five. I can pass on these.

Here's the previous be@rs for reference:



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Re: New Be@rbrick Wicket & Romba and Paploo & Teebo 2-Packs
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2014, 12:20 AM »
Thanks for the pics.  Meh.  I don't collect any of the Bearbricks.  I want to want these because it's the closest thing we've seen to real SW Kubes in forever, but ...meh. 
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Re: New Be@rbrick Wicket & Romba and Paploo & Teebo 2-Packs
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2014, 03:24 AM »
The good thing is that Medicom still have the Star Wars licence though - or maybe got it back?!?
Bring on an Ewok Kubrick set!

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Re: New Be@rbrick Wicket & Romba and Paploo & Teebo 2-Packs
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2014, 08:22 PM »
I wonder if there wasn't some license issue with Lego/Medicom at some point. The figure sizes are pretty close. And maybe the bearbricks are safe because they are star wars version of a different toy.

I just can't fathom why Medicom would have gone more than 2 years without a series release, and only re-issues on cards. The license doesn't make them any money by itself.

Looking back at that dx4 wave and the finale picture from Justin with the kubricks in his vintage death star playset made me almost misty... It was two years ago today.   :-\

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Re: New Be@rbrick Wicket & Romba and Paploo & Teebo 2-Packs
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2014, 07:39 AM »
It is a day of remembrance my friend.   :'(
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Re: New Be@rbrick Wicket & Romba and Paploo & Teebo 2-Packs
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2014, 11:36 AM »
BBTS have these sets up for preorder.

Bearbrick Two Pack - Wicket & Romba

Bearbrick Two Pack - Paploo & Teebo

Estimated to Arrive August 2014 Our Price: $37.99

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Re: New Be@rbrick Wicket & Romba and Paploo & Teebo 2-Packs
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2014, 08:19 PM »
Medicom NEVER lost the Star Wars licence. They have stopped making any kind of Kubricks. Most likely because bearbricks are cheaper as they're just repaints.

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Re: New Be@rbrick Wicket & Romba and Paploo & Teebo 2-Packs
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2014, 09:10 PM »
Medicom NEVER lost the Star Wars licence. They have stopped making any kind of Kubricks. Most likely because bearbricks are cheaper as they're just repaints.



Yeah, they've still been pumping out the SW be@rbricks in the last two years, the last one was the Jango/Boba 2-pack if I recall, and maybe even RAH's.

I'm sure be@rbricks are much cheaper to produce than kubs and in that case I'd happily take a bunch of repaint kubricks from Medicom if that was the choice between something or nothing. They could do a box set of x-wing pilots and just reprint the face and helmet.

But maybe it's not down to cost. Pure conjecture, maybe the DX line, which tried to take things in a different direction, didn't do so well. 


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Re: New Be@rbrick Wicket & Romba and Paploo & Teebo 2-Packs
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2014, 10:30 PM »
I wonder if there wasn't some license issue with Lego/Medicom at some point. The figure sizes are pretty close. And maybe the bearbricks are safe because they are star wars version of a different toy.

I just can't fathom why Medicom would have gone more than 2 years without a series release, and only re-issues on cards. The license doesn't make them any money by itself.

Looking back at that dx4 wave and the finale picture from Justin with the kubricks in his vintage death star playset made me almost misty... It was two years ago today.   :-\

If I remember correctly. Only Hasbro had Star Wars toy figure license in the US. Its the reason that Lego is not allowed to sell just Star Wars minifigs (they kinda got around it by making really small sets). And I've been told that its the reason why you don't see Medicom at Comic Cons or in stores with large Star Wars displays.