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Re: 30AC Wave 4 - Jabba's Palace
« Reply #105 on: April 29, 2007, 12:31 PM »
I'll wait and see on Luke.  The big thing for me is whether that vest comes off.  If not, then we might have some issues.  CZ looks fantastic.  One of their best efforts ever.  Umpass... has been a drawer for a few years I think.  Still nice to see him.

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Re: 30AC Wave 4 - Jabba's Palace
« Reply #106 on: April 30, 2007, 09:34 AM »
I'll wait and see on Luke.  The big thing for me is whether that vest comes off.  If not, then we might have some issues. 

It doesn't.  :( The question was asked at Toyfair and I think there was a physical demonstration.
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Re: 30AC Wave 4 - Jabba's Palace
« Reply #107 on: April 30, 2007, 10:31 AM »
I'll wait and see on Luke.  The big thing for me is whether that vest comes off.  If not, then we might have some issues. 

Like Anton said, Hasbro was asked at Toy Fair and they said there that the vest is not intended to be removed.  Here is the quote from Paul in the Toy Fair thread:

Guys I think somebody was asking Depriest about the "Robe" portion of Jedi Luke's outfit.  He said it was not intended to be removable.  I have a shot on my camera of him messing with it, but it is not really clear. 
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Re: 30AC Wave 4 - Jabba's Palace
« Reply #108 on: April 30, 2007, 10:58 AM »
Not good...  :( 

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Re: 30AC Wave 4 - Jabba's Palace
« Reply #109 on: April 30, 2007, 11:00 AM »
The good thing about the Luke is that they took out the hard plastic lower tunic that hindered movement with the Saga version.  I will most likely buy one, but I will have to see it first.

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Re: 30AC Wave 4 - Jabba's Palace
« Reply #110 on: April 30, 2007, 11:11 AM »
This is one of the figures I was looking forward to the most this year, and I'll still pick up one (or a couple).  We'll have to see what the production pieces end up looking like.  Judging by this pic, certain things look a little bit wonky.  Of course, its probably part of Hasbro's plan to make it "better, but not quite perfect" so we can see a VTSC version down the road :).

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Re: 30AC Wave 4 - Jabba's Palace
« Reply #111 on: April 30, 2007, 11:45 AM »
July!!?? Man, that sucks, I really want the Fett.
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Re: 30AC Wave 4 - Jabba's Palace
« Reply #112 on: April 30, 2007, 12:50 PM »
Looking closely at CZ, you can make out a couple of interesting joint articulation points.  Of course there is the standard shoulder point, but there appears to be one above the bicep, because one arm is rotated a bit more than the other.  There is that awesome elbow joint that looks like a swivel bolt, but there's also wrist apparently; you can see the shadow between the hand and the forearm.  I'm going for about 4 of these for various scenes.  Well done Hasbro!

Edit: I think I could make the Luke work if I can rip off the fabric and fill any holes caused by the ridiculously oversized belt.  A couple of poses would look pretty good I think, but those thinly sculpted boot ankles really accentuate the big feet.
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Re: 30AC Wave 4 - Jabba's Palace
« Reply #113 on: April 30, 2007, 04:41 PM »
I too am thinking that replacing the fabric is the way to go on Luke to really improve him...  And the more I look at it the belt annoys me.  The joints don't bother me as I prefer articulation over aesthetics, generally, and I can accept the ball/sockets on this figure at some cost.  They're not horrid looking to me, just a bit more noticeable is all.  The belt could've been done better though.  Dunno if that can be "fixed" or not. 
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Re: 30AC Wave 4 - Jabba's Palace
« Reply #114 on: May 1, 2007, 10:10 PM »
That belt looks crappy, they should of left it permanent.
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Re: 30AC Wave 4 - Jabba's Palace
« Reply #115 on: May 3, 2007, 02:31 AM »
Luke's back as per our front page...  Anyone change their opinion?  I think he's looking a little better there personally but the big piece of jumbo on the back of his hand is more than a little distracting. :)

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Re: 30AC Wave 4 - Jabba's Palace
« Reply #116 on: May 3, 2007, 02:42 AM »
I like it.

The facial sculpt looks very good and now that I've become a lose collector I'm looking forward to getting him in various poses.

Not overly keen on the belt though.

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Re: 30AC Wave 4 - Jabba's Palace
« Reply #117 on: May 3, 2007, 02:50 AM »
It doesn't look as bad to me...  I didn't mind it much before though so my opinion may not be in tune with you guys.  I really like it a little better though, think the belt and softgoods look less "wild", and the joints look more hidden.

I just can't get the hunger for jumbo out of my mind right now thoug.  ;D
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Re: 30AC Wave 4 - Jabba's Palace
« Reply #118 on: May 3, 2007, 06:34 AM »
Now that's a photo I like. I think that maybe having a soft goods sash/belt could have helped the esthetics a bit more, but from the facial expression to all the articulation, this is looking to be the definitive Jabba's Palace Luke.

Well I guess he is missing the cloak though  :P
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Re: 30AC Wave 4 - Jabba's Palace
« Reply #119 on: May 3, 2007, 08:49 AM »
Yes, definitely better, thanks for the pic!  I still think he has enormous hands though (comparable to the size of his Schwartz  :P).  The cloth bunch-up at the knee is kinda excessive too.
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