Author Topic: EE "Elite Forces of the Republic" 14-Figure Set  (Read 29253 times)

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Re: EE Mandalorian 14 Pack
« Reply #225 on: July 20, 2007, 01:53 AM »
Yeah JackOT, Jeff speculated on the Darryl DePriest name-fun there, and it makes sense, plus Jeff also speculated on the character's "EU background" that was written up for him, and how it did actually tie pretty nicely (and subtle too), to DePriest's background with the GI Joe brand at Hasbro...

Jeff really thought outside the box on it, and it's one of those things I don't think I'd have figured out in a million years on my own, but it made sense when pointed out.

The priest jokes that followed were just the usual Tonight Show Monologue schtick. ;)
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Re: EE Mandalorian 14 Pack
« Reply #226 on: July 22, 2007, 01:20 PM »
I can't wait, saving up some credits now so I can jump in, more Mando's the better!
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Re: EE Mandalorian 14 Pack
« Reply #227 on: July 22, 2007, 04:01 PM »
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Re: EE Mandalorian 14 Pack
« Reply #228 on: July 24, 2007, 02:47 AM »
it was mentioned by curto in a recent force-cast that there would be a droid included in the pack.
anyone think we may get a mandalorian battle legionnaire pictured in the mando swinsider article?
Boba Fett owned one of these (BL-17) in an episode of droids, but a slight remold of any 3po could fit?
There is an entry in the new essential guide to droids, tying them to the clone wars. Anyhow just a thought :)http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Battle_Legionnaire_%28BL-Series%29_Droid
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Re: EE Mandalorian 14 Pack
« Reply #229 on: July 24, 2007, 08:26 AM »
I wouldnt mind if they included one of those.
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Re: EE Mandalorian 14 Pack
« Reply #230 on: July 24, 2007, 09:31 AM »
There's a whole big issue of "what constitutes new?" I bring up every now and again in my column, because it seems to vary depending on who you ask.  I'm going by the definition of new character = new figure, even if existing tooling is used. 

I tend to agree with this....if a a customizer can take pre-existing parts, cobble them together and slap a new paint job on it and give it a new "identity" then it is a new figure, so why not give Hasbro the same leeway.

I am all for repainting (non clones) and frankensteining some figures.  It saves those of us who lack the customization gene from having to do it.

I've lost count to this point, but I think it is now a 10 pack (to me)....with 3 clones for JJ and 1 "Mandy Lorian" for my daughter.  I'll recalculate after SDCC.

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Re: EE Mandalorian 14 Pack
« Reply #231 on: July 24, 2007, 01:26 PM »
it was mentioned by curto in a recent force-cast that there would be a droid included in the pack.
anyone think we may get a mandalorian battle legionnaire pictured in the mando swinsider article?

*shrugs* A droid?

I kinda doubt it, actually...

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Re: EE Mandalorian 14 Pack
« Reply #232 on: July 24, 2007, 01:27 PM »
I hope not.

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Re: EE Mandalorian 14 Pack
« Reply #233 on: July 24, 2007, 02:16 PM »
I hope not too...  I like droids, don't get me wrong, but I'm liking the direction this set is taking as-is, and really wouldn't want a redecoed protocol droid in it that hands out wavers to new recruits or whatever.  Droids are cool, but I'd like none right now in this set.
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Re: EE Mandalorian 14 Pack
« Reply #234 on: July 24, 2007, 05:17 PM »
Mostly I'd like Curto to be wrong is all ::)

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Re: EE Mandalorian 14 Pack
« Reply #235 on: July 24, 2007, 05:29 PM »
I'd like him someday...
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Re: EE Mandalorian 14 Pack
« Reply #236 on: July 24, 2007, 05:54 PM »
NEAT!!  Who's that Jay?  Looks like a really pissed 3PO  :)
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Re: EE Mandalorian 14 Pack
« Reply #238 on: July 25, 2007, 09:28 AM »
C3PX is the one droid that always comes to mind first, after IG-88 (when talking about weapon wielding Droids.) But given his OT status, I knew he (it) wouldn't be part of this set. :(
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Re: EE Mandalorian 14 Pack
« Reply #239 on: July 26, 2007, 12:26 AM »
Yeah JackOT, Jeff speculated on the Darryl DePriest name-fun there, and it makes sense, plus Jeff also speculated on the character's "EU background" that was written up for him, and how it did actually tie pretty nicely (and subtle too), to DePriest's background with the GI Joe brand at Hasbro...

Slothus just chatted with Hasbro's Derryl DePriest down at Preview Night at Comic Con, and Derryl confirmed that that specific figure is indeed based on him.  So there ya' go.  Jeff wins!  :P