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Re: EE "Mystery Pack" 14-Figure Set
« Reply #270 on: July 30, 2007, 10:15 AM »
I have to admit that I really like the set. Can't wait for it to ship.
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Re: EE "Mystery Pack" 14-Figure Set
« Reply #271 on: October 11, 2007, 02:06 PM »
Now featuring packaged images:

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87467AA

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Re: EE "Mystery Pack" 14-Figure Set
« Reply #272 on: October 11, 2007, 02:45 PM »
Thanks for the update Adam.

I know some people are pumped about these, but I think they look worse each time I see them.  They're just goofy, too much like the Shadow concepts that Hasbro has done with the clones in my opinion. 

Glad I didn't order them because I have no idea what I'd find useful out of this set...

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Re: EE "Mystery Pack" 14-Figure Set
« Reply #273 on: October 11, 2007, 03:02 PM »
I have these on order but am not too excited about them. I wish they were "real" EU characters. It would have made the set much more appealing.
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Re: EE "Mystery Pack" 14-Figure Set
« Reply #274 on: October 11, 2007, 03:11 PM »
I have these on order but am not too excited about them. I wish they were "real" EU characters. It would have made the set much more appealing.

Well, as you probably know, some are and some aren't (or aren't yet).   Omega Squad is very much a real part of the Expanded Universe and has been around for a while, plus has actually been requested by some fans.   The Mandalorians are mostly new, but they'll be in some of the books eventually.  I know it's not the same thing-- it's more fun to get a character you already know than one you haven't met yet-- but from the brief time I had to futz with the samples, I dug 'em.   (Especially now that it seems they made some improvements to them.)

But yeah, buy what you like.  The entire collection is just so vast where sometimes it pays to be picky.   I still don't really have a place for my Darth Malak figure outside saying "welp, I got it..."

I figure the "skull" clones are going to be serving as squad leaders for my white Clone Troopers.  As they need some sort of organization.
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Re: EE "Mystery Pack" 14-Figure Set
« Reply #275 on: October 11, 2007, 05:23 PM »
I know some people are pumped about these, but I think they look worse each time I see them.  They're just goofy, too much like the Shadow concepts that Hasbro has done with the clones in my opinion.

Now there's something we can agree on.  This set could have been so cool but completely fell flat on its face IMO.  The price-point is nice for the quantity, but I'd much rather have had an 8 pack of actual EU characters for the same price, than a 14 pack with a bunch of black Scorches and a handful of Hasbro's creative team's heads thrown on some generic Mandalorian bodies.

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Re: EE "Mystery Pack" 14-Figure Set
« Reply #276 on: October 11, 2007, 05:29 PM »
So is that a pass for you Rob?


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Re: EE "Mystery Pack" 14-Figure Set
« Reply #277 on: October 11, 2007, 06:08 PM »
Thanks for the update Adam.

I know some people are pumped about these, but I think they look worse each time I see them.  They're just goofy, too much like the Shadow concepts that Hasbro has done with the clones in my opinion. 

Glad I didn't order them because I have no idea what I'd find useful out of this set...

The worst part is that the helmets on the mandos are too small for the heads and necks.  They look really bad.
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Re: EE "Mystery Pack" 14-Figure Set
« Reply #278 on: October 11, 2007, 06:18 PM »
The worst part is that the helmets on the mandos are too small for the heads and necks.  They look really bad.

I read in one of the QnA's that this got corrected before production..
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Re: EE "Mystery Pack" 14-Figure Set
« Reply #279 on: October 11, 2007, 06:26 PM »
I read in one of the QnA's that this got corrected before production..

They did, it seems.  You can tell in the new photos we posted that they're a smidge larger.
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Re: EE "Mystery Pack" 14-Figure Set
« Reply #280 on: October 11, 2007, 06:33 PM »
So is that a pass for you Rob?



I've got just about every single sculpt ever made loose.  So I did not pass.  But I feel so dirty for it, that I'm strongly considering giving up this little requirement of mine...  Even worse than this set is the Battlefront set.  That thing is atrocious.

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Re: EE "Mystery Pack" 14-Figure Set
« Reply #281 on: October 11, 2007, 07:07 PM »
*un-lurks*

I think somebody should update the thread title, since the contents have been known for quite some time.

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Re: EE "Mystery Pack" 14-Figure Set
« Reply #282 on: October 11, 2007, 08:00 PM »
I have these on order but am not too excited about them. I wish they were "real" EU characters. It would have made the set much more appealing.

Well, as you probably know, some are and some aren't (or aren't yet).   Omega Squad is very much a real part of the Expanded Universe and has been around for a while, plus has actually been requested by some fans.   The Mandalorians are mostly new, but they'll be in some of the books eventually.  I know it's not the same thing-- it's more fun to get a character you already know than one you haven't met yet-- but from the brief time I had to futz with the samples, I dug 'em.   (Especially now that it seems they made some improvements to them.)

But yeah, buy what you like.  The entire collection is just so vast where sometimes it pays to be picky.   I still don't really have a place for my Darth Malak figure outside saying "welp, I got it..."

I figure the "skull" clones are going to be serving as squad leaders for my white Clone Troopers.  As they need some sort of organization.

I understand that the Omega Squad is in EU, but the sets were billed as Mandalorian sets. If by some chance a Jodo Kast or Jaster Mareel were included I would be psyched for the sets. Like i said, i still have them on order but was more excited when we didnt know who was included.
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Re: EE "Elite Forces of the Republic" 14-Figure Set
« Reply #283 on: October 11, 2007, 08:30 PM »
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Re: EE "Mystery Pack" 14-Figure Set
« Reply #284 on: October 11, 2007, 08:57 PM »
I understand that the Omega Squad is in EU, but the sets were billed as Mandalorian sets. If by some chance a Jodo Kast or Jaster Mareel were included I would be psyched for the sets. Like i said, i still have them on order but was more excited when we didnt know who was included.

These first appeared online and in the Entertainment Earth catalog as "Mystery Figure Sets," with the only figure revealed just happening to be a Mandalorian.   I don't believe these were ever billed by Entertainment Earth as "Mandalorian Set" but you may have seen them referred to as such on some fan sites here and there.  The Clone Troopers started being revealed a few weeks later, it just seems that the assumption spread by then.  (Plus one can cancel one's pre-order at any time.)

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