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Re: 2008 Wave 2 - The Force Unleashed
« Reply #240 on: April 2, 2008, 09:29 AM »
Opened an EVO trooper yesterday. I have to agree with other assessments about the helmet, it really kills what could otherwise be a great figure. Too bad they didn't include the mouth grill from the card art.
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Re: 2008 Wave 2 - The Force Unleashed
« Reply #241 on: April 2, 2008, 09:32 AM »
Well it looks like the video game has been delayed until next year. Doesn't this make the line of figures kind of pointless? There is no story behind them except a quick blurb on the card back. Would kids really want to buy these things without a video game to back them up?
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Re: 2008 Wave 2 - The Force Unleashed
« Reply #242 on: April 2, 2008, 09:36 AM »
Well it looks like the video game has been delayed until next year.

Where did you see that - GH? If so, might that be an April Fool's joke?
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Re: 2008 Wave 2 - The Force Unleashed
« Reply #243 on: April 2, 2008, 11:15 AM »
I'm hoping that it's an April Fool's joke...

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Re: 2008 Wave 2 - The Force Unleashed
« Reply #244 on: April 2, 2008, 11:37 AM »
It was on theforce.net.

Though I didn't check the date.

I was so excited for this game...LAST YEAR! When it looked like a spring release I accepted it as something that sometimes happens in the video game industry. Then when it was pushed back to this summer, I just thought it was plain ridiculous. The figures will have been out for 3-4 months by that point. With nothing to back them up, sales of TFU stuff will suffer. Now if the game is indeed backed up to the first quarter of 2009, I'd have to say that I'm no longer excited about the game. I'll get it when it comes out, but I won't be clamoring for it as I once was.

That I know of it's an issue with having it ready for the three major platforms: XBox 360 (which it's supposedly ready for), Wii, which it's nearly ready for, and the PS3 (for which the developers are having the most trouble).

I say bring it out for which ever platforms it's ready for. Maybe Sony will take notice of this and work to make games more easily developed and transitioned to the Playstation 3 format.

Now that I have the EVO of the apprentice and the TFU wave, there isn't much to look forward to from the game with exception to the Rancor.

By the time the game comes out, there won't be any game related toys for the kiddies to scarf up. (Unless of course Hasbro rereleases them, which is a distinct possibility.) However that will keep collectors from buying as we more than likely will have bought these figures by then.

Hasbro should be PO'ed at whomever it is that is holding this up. They put a lot of effort into making a game specific wave. They probably recognized the lost potential from previous games for which they have as yet not released figures as well as the current success of game related figures, ie Darth Malak and Revan and the Republic Commandos. So they jumped at the opportunity to make TFU toys before the game came out to be ready for its release. Only to be slapped in the face with these continual set-backs to the release of the game itself.
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Re: 2008 Wave 2 - The Force Unleashed
« Reply #245 on: April 2, 2008, 11:43 AM »
I saw this over at GH this morning as well, but looking at the date I wasn't sure if it was true or not.  If it is indeed delayed again, it is starting to get ridiculous.  The anticipation for the game definitely has to be fading for people at this point.  I personally don't have a "next gen" system yet, and I'm not sure when we'll get one, so I wasn't super excited like some were - but it sounded kind of cool.  I've only picked up a couple of "Force Unleashed" products so far - the wookiee/stormtrooper battle pack and the Evolutions set.  I've been on the lookout for some of the figures, but they haven't shown up here yet.  Like you mentioned, Hasbro probably isn't real pleased about these delays - there probably will be little to no related product on the shelves by the time the game comes out - unless they re-release it.

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Re: 2008 Wave 2 - The Force Unleashed
« Reply #246 on: April 2, 2008, 01:39 PM »
This reminds me of how the movie industry will heavily preview a movie for months in advance to a point where the movie finally gets released and you feel like it's already been released months ago. You just don't care about the movie at that point and hoping it will go away.

I don't have a 360,ps3 or wii so I'm not going to be able to play this game anyway so buying the toys is kind of halfed in coolness for me. They are just EU figures from a game I've never played.
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Re: 2008 Wave 2 - The Force Unleashed
« Reply #247 on: April 2, 2008, 01:58 PM »
Smacks of a 4/1 joke (which are stupid to begin with) to me, but that aside...

I don't agree with all the negativity on the Evo Trooper.  I like the sort of smoother look to the brain bucket because their armor is supposed to be "special" for protection.  I like the different look then to it, and how unique it appears.  These are truly "specialized" Troopers to me unlike the Snow or Sandtroopers, and even the Scouts to a lesser degree.  To me, these guys are not really elite, just specialists, and the armor weirdness is justified then.
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Re: 2008 Wave 2 - The Force Unleashed
« Reply #248 on: April 2, 2008, 09:13 PM »
Got my 2 Revision cases from New Force today. Glad I'm not a carded collector as they have both the Clone Wars and Force Unleashed code stickers plastered on the bubble.
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Re: 2008 Wave 2 - The Force Unleashed
« Reply #249 on: April 3, 2008, 09:33 AM »
Well it looks like the video game has been delayed until next year.

Where did you see that - GH? If so, might that be an April Fool's joke?

I hope so, but sadly, another delay is entirely plausible. If there's been no other conformation though, April fools it might be.
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Re: 2008 Wave 2 - The Force Unleashed
« Reply #250 on: April 3, 2008, 11:08 AM »
I picked up Jigsaw Darth Vader today. Kind of a fun figure. I like the snap on bits, even if they're not overly secure. Reminds me of the operating table Vader. Both of those figures should look nice together.

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Re: 2008 Wave 2 - The Force Unleashed
« Reply #251 on: April 4, 2008, 02:23 PM »
It's being reported that Asia and Europe will get the game in September.  No mention of the U.S.

Honestly, I'm so perturbed at the game delay that I may just wait until it clearances before I get it. Hell, I've waited this long, I can wait 6 more months after it finally debuts for me to save some scratch.
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Re: 2008 Wave 2 - The Force Unleashed
« Reply #252 on: April 4, 2008, 02:38 PM »
It's being reported that Asia and Europe will get the game in September.  No mention of the U.S

Uh... I guess you weren't paying attention yesterday.  :P

LucasArts today announced that Star Wars: The Force Unleashed will be released on September 16 in the United States. A PAL release will follow on September 17 and Europe will be granted the use of the Force on September 19.

It was on pretty much every SW fan site out there...
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Re: 2008 Wave 2 - The Force Unleashed
« Reply #253 on: April 4, 2008, 10:38 PM »
It's being reported that Asia and Europe will get the game in September.  No mention of the U.S

Uh... I guess you weren't paying attention yesterday.  :P

LucasArts today announced that Star Wars: The Force Unleashed will be released on September 16 in the United States. A PAL release will follow on September 17 and Europe will be granted the use of the Force on September 19.

It was on pretty much every SW fan site out there...

Yeah, I saw it just a bit ago. Well, September is better.
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Re: 2008 Wave 2 - The Force Unleashed
« Reply #254 on: April 4, 2008, 10:42 PM »
I've found all of them except for the two clones/stormies.