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Re: Toonbuck Toora next year?
« Reply #45 on: June 22, 2007, 10:26 PM »
This character could make a very unique and interesting action figure, so I am very excited. Background aliens are some of my favorites, especially the Senators, due to their elaborate outfits and the cool designs of the aliens.

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Possible Ultimate Maul & Obi-Wan in '08?
« Reply #46 on: June 22, 2007, 11:53 PM »
The latest Q&A session from SW Collector had this question & answer.

3.) We're only two years away from the tenth anniversary of STAR WARS: EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE. Knowing how far in advance you have to plot out figures, is it too early to start hoping for all-new, super-articulated sculpts of Qui-Gon Jinn, Darth Maul, and Obi-Wan Kenobi?

ANSWER: It would be a shame to wait that long for quality sculpts of such core figures.

We already know about the super articulated Qui-Gon. But the Maul & Obi-Wan are pleasant surprises. Though the Evolutions Maul is a good figure it still needs ball-joint elbows & a more neutral head.
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Re: Toonbuck Toora next year?
« Reply #47 on: June 22, 2007, 11:56 PM »
Could be a nice figure. But it has pegwarmer written all over it.
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Re: Possible Ultimate Maul & Obi-Wan in '08?
« Reply #48 on: June 23, 2007, 12:49 AM »
I for one am a great fan of both Episode I and the figure line, therefore this is an incredibly exciting revealation to me.
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« Reply #49 on: June 23, 2007, 04:49 AM »
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an all-new super articulated Fleet Trooper (yay for Jesse),


The pessimist in me says not to hold my breath, however like the ICMG it is fantastic news and nothing they hinted to us at C4 that I recall.  Our man JediMAC I believe mentioned the Death Star/Cantina playsets being possible candidates in '08 in our coverage though and some of that sounds familiar to me.  Good stuff regardless.  Hasbro was very chatty with certain folks. ;)
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« Reply #50 on: June 23, 2007, 09:28 AM »
New At-St sounds interesting. Wonder if a new driver would be on the way as well?
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Re: Toonbuck Toora next year?
« Reply #51 on: June 23, 2007, 09:31 AM »
Could be a nice figure. But it has pegwarmer written all over it.

I agree... about the pegwarming part.  ;)
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Re: Possible Ultimate Maul & Obi-Wan in '08?
« Reply #52 on: June 23, 2007, 09:42 AM »
I am thinking that if they do include prequel figures into the vintage line, it will be with the 10th anniversary.
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Re: Toonbuck Toora next year?
« Reply #53 on: June 23, 2007, 09:58 AM »
I hope this mean they'll release Rogwa Wodrata later as well since she uses the same body, and arms as Toora and they'd just have to sculpt a new head for her.


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Re: Toonbuck Toora next year?
« Reply #54 on: June 23, 2007, 11:29 AM »
She's one of those PT aliens I always liked, so that will be cool.  Pegwarmer city, though.  I said that about Gargra too, so what do I know.

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Re: Toonbuck Toora next year?
« Reply #55 on: June 23, 2007, 12:53 PM »
Speaking of Gragra, i can see them using that figure as a base for this one.
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Re: Possible Ultimate Maul & Obi-Wan in '08?
« Reply #56 on: June 23, 2007, 03:37 PM »
Yeah, but Maul, Obi & Qui-Gon won't be in it. This basically tells us they'll be out next year.
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« Reply #57 on: June 23, 2007, 06:27 PM »
I hope it's more than just a wider cockpit though...  I really REALLY had hoped for a to-scale AT-ST.  The vehicle's not outrageously large.  I'll be disappointed with anything less unfortunately.  It'd be nice though if even PART of it is to-scale.  Something useable for a customizer.

Either way though that's a vehicle that needs reworked from the ground-up to me...  They mentioned to JediMAC at C4 (as per our coverage) that the AT-ST, Snowspeeder, and Speederbike were all on the potential resculpting list for more to-scale treatment...  I'm hoping they just can pull off the full to-scale treatment.
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« Reply #58 on: June 23, 2007, 07:22 PM »
I've been hoping for a redone AT-ST, mainly for the cockpit inaccuracies.  I mean, the whole vignette with Chewie and the Ewoks in ROTJ just screams out for a proper AT-ST.  I think the best thing that the AT-ST has going for it is that the legs could probably fold up to the point where it might fit in a box that's not too large.  My fingers are crossed!
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« Reply #59 on: June 23, 2007, 09:43 PM »
Would they need to re-do the legs and body (bigger) to make this work?  Or can they get away with just doing the cockpit and re-using the rest?