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Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
« Reply #90 on: July 26, 2007, 06:59 PM »
I love that red pajamas Clone... The armor is pretty useless, but I can always stick it on some random Jedi to make him a CW general.

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Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
« Reply #91 on: July 26, 2007, 07:01 PM »

The training Clone though is fantastic.  Gotta have lots of him.

Is it just me or are those shoulders swivel, and not ball jointed?

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Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
« Reply #92 on: July 26, 2007, 07:04 PM »
You appear to be correct sir. I sure hope that funny stance is just due to the way he is posed and those legs are neutrally sculpted...
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Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
« Reply #93 on: July 26, 2007, 07:10 PM »
I think that the snap-on armor would snap-off if they were ball jointed...
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Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
« Reply #94 on: July 26, 2007, 08:05 PM »
hmmm, interesting point on the leg stance Ryan, I maybe spoke too soon.  The ball/socket shoulders are no huge deal to me, sometimes I like swivel just as much really, but the ankle on that left leg looks REALLY pre-posed.  Potentially fixable with a boil & freeze, but disappointing regardless if that's the case.  I never understand Hasbro's logic with that...  Reminds me of Commander Cody.
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Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
« Reply #95 on: July 26, 2007, 09:14 PM »
Don't panic guys, its paint master and not production. They may addressed this before final tooling and adjusted the stance. The hot glue may be messing the stance up as well. Look at the wrist you can see its hand painted.
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Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
« Reply #96 on: July 27, 2007, 11:45 PM »
I'm good with the fig. I'll look to get about 18-20 of him. Then I'll wait for the inevitable blue variant. Maybe not now but could be next year. (They did that with the Naboo mechanic, so I can easily see them doing that in this case as well.)
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Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
« Reply #97 on: July 28, 2007, 03:02 AM »
I've been thinking that they would do a blue variant, too.  The head sculpt looks dead on.  Totally like Bodie Taylor!
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Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
« Reply #98 on: July 28, 2007, 07:08 PM »
Don't panic guys, its paint master and not production. They may addressed this before final tooling and adjusted the stance. The hot glue may be messing the stance up as well. Look at the wrist you can see its hand painted.

I don't know... look at his ankles, which seem to be fixed and have no joints. That suggests that he can only stand properly while posed in that specific pose (i.e. that's when his feet are flat against the ground).  I hope to god I am wrong because Hasbro seems to have this idiotic fixation with spread-leg poses lately and now I'm concerned they're going back to their pre-posed craptacular Saga days.  What is wrong with these guys? An otherwise great figure ruined by lousy legs again.

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Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
« Reply #99 on: July 28, 2007, 11:32 PM »
I think I can see ankle/foot articulation in there.  I think the shin portion of his boot is designed to overlap the foot and hide it a little bit.  Could be wishful thinking though.
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Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
« Reply #100 on: July 29, 2007, 12:34 AM »
I thought I saw that ankle articulation too.  As for ball jointed shoulders?  Not a big deal.  Does this trooper really need ball jointed shoulders so that he can be better posed eating tofu with a whole mess of other clones that are also eating tofu?  Hmmm.   ::)
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Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
« Reply #101 on: July 29, 2007, 02:06 AM »
His arms almost look to be removable as they were planning ball-joint for them, but didn't have to time before the show. Similar to the 21st Century figures have going on. That would be cool to get an extra set of arms for this figure, but again I could be dreaming ::).

As for the ankles, it looks to me there is joints there, but again you can never tell until it's in hand.
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Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
« Reply #102 on: July 29, 2007, 03:22 AM »
I don't know, I'm about 99% sure there isn't any articulation there. It looks like that pin looking thing is part of the boot design rather than a functional pin. If you look closely at the right boot (his left) there are sculpted wrinkles a nd folds suggesting it is sculpted to be leaning forwards. Those same folds are missing on the left boot (his right). That and there are some sharp corners on the trim of those boots, and I don't see any gaps to suggest a separate piece for the foot.



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Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
« Reply #103 on: July 29, 2007, 11:20 AM »
Sounds like something for the next round of Q&A.

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Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
« Reply #104 on: July 29, 2007, 04:49 PM »
I think what you're seeing Rob is the lines of the stitching on the boots, not articulation, but that line does give the impression of the rounded part of a ball/socket ankle, I agree.  When you lighten the photo a bit though you see there's no gaps at all.

I think ball/socket shoulders would've been cool since they are training clones and we're getting their trainers and all, but it's a style difference so it's not as though he won't be poseable there, so I'm ok with that omission.  The ankles are much more frustrating to me since it'll make standing him difficult.
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