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Re: 30AC Wave 7 - Battle of Endor
« Reply #45 on: June 20, 2007, 08:12 PM »
Thanks for the info Jeff - I'll keep my fingers crossed.




Anyone think Tycho's neck is way too long?

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Re: 30AC Wave 7 - Battle of Endor
« Reply #46 on: June 20, 2007, 08:26 PM »
That Ewok Village Spirit Anakin is nice:



Stinks it doesn't have the Shaw head though...

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Re: 30AC Wave 7 - Battle of Endor
« Reply #47 on: June 20, 2007, 08:40 PM »
The smile looks like the Shaw smile though.  :P
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Re: 30AC Wave 7 - Battle of Endor
« Reply #48 on: June 21, 2007, 12:01 AM »
So I've now pre-ordered waves 5, 6, and 7 from Newforce.

Having never done this before - I'm wondering what % of their orders get canceled?

Am I in good shape to expect these or should I be making back up plans and filling my gas tank up for more fruitless Star Wars runs?

From the email Rick sent out today:

hello all...
Just a note, we have added wave 6 and wave 7 to our presell catalog (the last 2 items). We have also added more wave 5 for preorder.
 
To give all an update, so far this year we have been very encouraged by Hasbro's allocation of product to us. Below is the % of our initial orders (if over 100%, it is extra product ordered for in stock sales).
Wave 1-90%
wave 2-100%
wave 2.5-100%
wave 3-120%
Vintage-105%
 
So, if this trend continues, we are hopeful to continue to be able to supply everyone with 100% of their preorders! As folks know, preorders are not a guarantee, but this year they are looking good!.
 
We also have minimal wave 3 cases left in stock, ready for immediate shipment. And, for a limited time, any order for a wave 3 case (did not apply to preorders, only new orders) with receive a free Vader and Coin set!.
 
Thanks
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Re: 30AC Wave 7 - Battle of Endor
« Reply #49 on: June 21, 2007, 01:13 AM »

Anyone think Tycho's neck is way too long?


Uh, hell yeah.   :'(  That's pretty friggin' ugly so I'm really hoping the production figure doesn't match up to that.
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Re: 30AC Wave 7 - Battle of Endor
« Reply #50 on: June 21, 2007, 09:29 AM »

Anyone think Tycho's neck is way too long?


Uh, hell yeah.   :'(  That's pretty friggin' ugly so I'm really hoping the production figure doesn't match up to that.

Me too. I'm also hoping the same thing about the Han, his shoulders seem to have DS Trooper syndrome.

I'm buying a carded Anakin, but am going to try to avoid an opener. I think it's safe to say, it's my least wanted figure ever. It only ranks below Willrow Hood. ;)
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Re: 30AC Wave 7 - Battle of Endor
« Reply #51 on: June 21, 2007, 09:56 AM »
I love how Rebel'scum rips off JI's images and then crops them on their trademark blue background.

I know it's the internet but at least give them props.


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Re: 30AC Wave 7 - Battle of Endor
« Reply #52 on: June 21, 2007, 10:09 AM »
WOW, his neck is huge. I usually dont compalin too much about these things but that looks terrible. I hope that it is just the prototype.
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Re: 30AC Wave 7 - Battle of Endor
« Reply #53 on: June 21, 2007, 10:14 AM »
I'm just glad the McQuarrie figures are coming more than 1 a case.  Those figs are a bitch to find.  I've seen the stormtrooper twice and have yet to see either the Boba or Chewie.
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Re: 30AC Wave 7 - Battle of Endor
« Reply #54 on: June 21, 2007, 10:15 AM »
I love how Rebel'scum rips off JI's images and then crops them on their trademark blue background.
I know it's the internet but at least give them props.

psst. at the bottom of their story they credit BBTS for the images.  ;)
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Re: 30AC Wave 7 - Battle of Endor
« Reply #55 on: June 21, 2007, 10:16 AM »
On the A-Wing pilot's neck, I agree with Jayson -

Maybe to allow for range of movement while wearing the flight helmet.

Based on how those A-Wing helmets hang, I think once you get that helmet stuck on there you won't notice the long neck so much.

I seem to recall the "Arvyl Crynyd" A-Wing pilot figure having a longer neck too for that reason...
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Re: 30AC Wave 7 - Battle of Endor
« Reply #56 on: June 21, 2007, 10:27 AM »
Me too. I'm also hoping the same thing about the Han, his shoulders seem to have DS Trooper syndrome.

I'm buying a carded Anakin, but am going to try to avoid an opener. I think it's safe to say, it's my least wanted figure ever. It only ranks below Willrow Hood. ;)

No comparison!  Willrow is an obscure background character with a cult following.

Spirit of episode III Anakin is a 25-years-later Lucas-style abomination! 




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Re: 30AC Wave 7 - Battle of Endor
« Reply #57 on: June 21, 2007, 10:31 AM »
I love how Rebel'scum rips off JI's images and then crops them on their trademark blue background.
I know it's the internet but at least give them props.

psst. at the bottom of their story they credit BBTS for the images.  ;)

Sure, that's what they say.





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Re: 30AC Wave 7 - Battle of Endor
« Reply #58 on: June 21, 2007, 01:22 PM »
I thought the A-Wing Pilot's (Tycho) neck did look a little long too, but as others have said, its likely due to the helmet.  This wave looks pretty solid overall.  I'm a little disappointed that we're not getting a swappable Sebastian Shaw head for the Anakin figure, but the others look nice.  Its funny, for as simple figures as they are, you can really see how sculpting/paint/articulation has improved when comparing these Ewoks to the POTF2 ones.  I kind of like the 5 figure lineups like Waves 6 and 7 have.  It doesn't seem quite as daunting to keep up.

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Re: 30AC Wave 7 - Battle of Endor
« Reply #59 on: June 21, 2007, 01:51 PM »
Nice! I'll definitely be buying the Ewoks...  :)