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Re: Target "Star Wars Battle Rancor w/Rider"
« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2007, 03:12 PM »
Has a clearer shot of that Rancor mini showed up anywhere yet?  Man, that thing looks like it's the most awesomely bad repaint I've ever seen.  If Hasbro doesn't make one in those colors I'm going to have to find someone that will... it looks just like those Jurassic Park: Chaos Effect toys.  And I LOVE those.
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Re: Target "Star Wars Battle Rancor w/Rider"
« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2007, 04:56 PM »
Looks like the Rancor is headed to a rave. Time to get out those blacklights and pop some X
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Re: Target "Star Wars Battle Rancor w/Rider"
« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2007, 07:17 PM »
I love how they create video games and movies with the toys in mind.

A majority of that stuff Hasbro can create with minimal investment. 

The TIE crawler, Rancor, Snowspeeder, Hoth Turret - the list can go on.

Maybe it's because they're too lazy to delve into the immense corpus of comic and RPG material to find "new" designs. ::)

But frankly I think the main reason is that the game creators are deathly afraid of scaring away the casual fan if they deviate too far from "familiar" movie material. Witness how seemingly half the games are X-wing/snowspeeder piloting simulators set during the Holy Trilogy, and how every ******* game has to visit Hoth and Tatooine regardless of story logic or continuity.

And to a degree I have to admit they're right. Which more loudly broadcasts "STAR WARS!" to Joe or Jane Shmo walking into GameStop: a TIE fighter with tank treads on it ::) or that robo guard dog thing posted above? I think we all know the answer.

This is true to a certain extent in some comics and RPG guides, but it's much more noticeable in the video games because they have to attract "normal" consumers ... while the only ones of us who read the comics and RPGs are already nerds and we're much less likely to be scared away by *gasp* new material.
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The Force Unleashed Battle Rancor.
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Re: The Force Unleashed Battle Rancor.
« Reply #34 on: December 30, 2007, 04:51 PM »
Good luck getting one of these in mint condition.  >:(
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Re: The Force Unleashed Battle Rancor.
« Reply #35 on: December 30, 2007, 04:57 PM »
Interesting. It looks like they didn't reuse the old potf2 version. Maybe its just the way the rancor is positioned.
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Re: The Force Unleashed Battle Rancor.
« Reply #36 on: December 30, 2007, 05:08 PM »
To me, that looks more like a mockup. The "Rancor" looks flat - like a cardboard cutout or some thing.  ???
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Re: The Force Unleashed Battle Rancor.
« Reply #37 on: December 30, 2007, 05:20 PM »
To me, that looks more like a mockup. The "Rancor" looks flat - like a cardboard cutout or some thing.  ???

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Re: The Force Unleashed Battle Rancor.
« Reply #38 on: December 30, 2007, 08:22 PM »
Groan. Somebody watched LOTR too many times when designing EU stuff.  Just because it can be done doesn't mean it should be  ::)
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Re: The Force Unleashed Battle Rancor.
« Reply #39 on: December 30, 2007, 09:23 PM »
I agree it looks flat. I am down to pick one up though.
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Re: The Force Unleashed Battle Rancor.
« Reply #40 on: December 30, 2007, 11:40 PM »
To me, that looks more like a mockup. The "Rancor" looks flat - like a cardboard cutout or some thing.  ???
Yeah, it's the things they give distrubutors, so they have an idea how it'll look  ;)
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Re: The Force Unleashed Battle Rancor.
« Reply #41 on: December 31, 2007, 01:17 AM »
Hopefully they have one to show off at Toyfair. Or do they show exclusives at Toyfair? I forgot if they do or not anyway I'm hoping a new Shaak Ti figure will come with it.
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Re: The Force Unleashed Battle Rancor.
« Reply #42 on: December 31, 2007, 02:26 AM »
Groan. ... Just because it can be done doesn't mean it should be  ::)

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Re: The Force Unleashed Battle Rancor.
« Reply #43 on: December 31, 2007, 02:30 AM »
Hopefully they have one to show off at Toyfair. Or do they show exclusives at Toyfair? I forgot if they do or not anyway I'm hoping a new Shaak Ti figure will come with it.
I can confirm it's not a Shaak Ti (I know my things ;))
And ToyFair generally for main line items for retailers and wholesalers to know what they're ordering - but once in a while (and extremely rare), they will show off one or two exclusives... But that hasn't happened in a long time already...
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Re: The Force Unleashed Battle Rancor.
« Reply #44 on: December 31, 2007, 02:39 AM »
I can confirm it's not a Shaak Ti (I know my things ;))

Do you mind if I ask how you know?  Just curious.  We're always interested in new members with some different insight.  :)