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Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
« Reply #135 on: August 25, 2007, 10:13 AM »
Clam Trooper is the least favorite of the McQuarrie figs, but I like him.  This is my least favorite wave, too.

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Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
« Reply #136 on: August 31, 2007, 04:26 PM »
A few folks have been asking about that Droideka shield and Hasbro was kind enough to send along a new pic with the Q&A this week -


click for a better look ;)
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Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
« Reply #137 on: August 31, 2007, 04:57 PM »
 :'( i was expecting so much more out of that destroyer droid, but that pic makes it look awful. I will only get two now.
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Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
« Reply #138 on: August 31, 2007, 05:04 PM »
:'( i was expecting so much more out of that destroyer droid, but that pic makes it look awful. I will only get two now.

You're right...The droid looks so bad that Hasbro had to encase it in a blue bubble so you can't even see it.
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Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
« Reply #139 on: August 31, 2007, 05:28 PM »
:'( i was expecting so much more out of that destroyer droid, but that pic makes it look awful. I will only get two now.

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Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
« Reply #140 on: August 31, 2007, 09:43 PM »
:'( i was expecting so much more out of that destroyer droid, but that pic makes it look awful. I will only get two now.

"Horrible figure!  Now I'm only gonna buy it twice!"

well i still want to get the bubble, im just not going to put the destroyer droid inside. I was hoping for a clear bubble to actually see through.

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Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
« Reply #141 on: August 31, 2007, 11:21 PM »
Clam Trooper is the least favorite of the McQuarrie figs

He's one of my favorites. He's just so stupid looking, he looks like someone from a 30's Flash Gordon/Buck Rogers serial.

I like that Droideka too, that's a maybe for me. I'd only get one though.

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Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
« Reply #142 on: September 1, 2007, 12:16 AM »
The figure itself appears so substantially better that I'm down for a 10-set of Droideka's personally...  The shield's just an extra to me so I'm not real bummed.  I think less wavy and more translucent bubble would've been cool of course, but I like this fine...  Good figure, so-so accessory, so I can accept that.
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Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
« Reply #143 on: September 1, 2007, 08:42 AM »
Droideka with shield - Good idea gone horribly wrong (refering to the shield, not the droid. The droid looks nice). Whoever conceived the opaque, rippled shield must not have watched the movies at all.

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Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
« Reply #144 on: September 1, 2007, 09:13 AM »
What were you guys expecting from the destroyer droid? It's not like this latest picture was any great revelation.
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Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
« Reply #145 on: September 1, 2007, 10:27 AM »
That shield is easily fixable. Just send it to GTG, cast it in clear. by them in bulk hoorah.

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Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
« Reply #146 on: September 2, 2007, 09:26 AM »
That shield is easily fixable. Just send it to GTG, cast it in clear. by them in bulk hoorah.

One of the slower RS guys suggested using Goof-off to make it clear. ::)
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Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
« Reply #147 on: September 2, 2007, 06:24 PM »
Heh, I like that... 

Casting it in "clear" will still wind up with a fairly foggy finish...  Clear resin works, to an extent, but it isn't "crystal clear" by any means...  Getting that slight purple-ish hue to it would be quite a task.
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Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
« Reply #148 on: September 2, 2007, 08:07 PM »
Don't underestimate Dave Bekker, and Master Gunzz, I'm sure that they can pull it off.

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Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
« Reply #149 on: September 3, 2007, 01:14 AM »
Heh, I like that... 

Casting it in "clear" will still wind up with a fairly foggy finish...  Clear resin works, to an extent, but it isn't "crystal clear" by any means...  Getting that slight purple-ish hue to it would be quite a task.

Maybe it would be easier to just design and build a fully functional miniature force field for the toy.