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Re: 2008 Order 66 packs?
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2007, 11:03 AM »
Scum in linking to new pictures of the clones from these sets. Looks like the Barc trooper is a straight repack thankfully.
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Re: 2008 Order 66 packs?
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2007, 12:11 PM »
I'll be more interested when we see picks of Tsui Choi
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Re: 2008 Order 66 packs?
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2007, 01:36 PM »
Or any of the other Jedi, for that matter.  But Tsui Choi will definitely be one of the high points from these sets.
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Re: 2008 Order 66 packs?
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2007, 01:58 PM »
Those pics in the link above look terrible. They look like childish customs.  Are we sure these are real?
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Re: 2008 Order 66 packs?
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2007, 03:15 PM »
Scum in linking to new pictures of the clones from these sets. Looks like the Barc trooper is a straight repack thankfully.

Assuming, of course, this isn't a test shot of the basic 2008 figure.  The Kashyyyk Trooper in the Chinese pictures are different from those in Hasbro's official photography, but just barely-- the camo markings are similar, but the Chinese shot is missing some markings on the figure's inner thighs and a few other colors seem a little off-- that could be the camera. 

The 2007 ARC with bluer blue and the 2003 ARC kama though... uh... wow.  That's awful.  I dig the yellow and the red ones though.
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Re: 2008 Order 66 packs?
« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2007, 03:25 PM »
Yeah same here.  I like the Red and Yellow ones.  I hope the price will remain the same $9.99

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Re: 2008 Order 66 packs?
« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2007, 03:42 PM »

The 2007 ARC with bluer blue and the 2003 ARC kama though... uh... wow.  That's awful.  I dig the yellow and the red ones though.

I'll take it, I like a straight kama or two mixed in, rather than have the kama whipping in the wind in the exact same direction on all the ARCs, like the one from the comic pack.

We needed the variety.
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Re: 2008 Order 66 packs?
« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2007, 03:45 PM »
Those pics in the link above look terrible. They look like childish customs.  Are we sure these are real?

I've got to agree with you. The paint job is terrible. These figures make me wonder if Hasbro's figure painters have ever heard of masking tape. To me, these look like very poorly painted customs. I'm staying away from them anyway. The look too close to figures we already have.
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Re: 2008 Order 66 packs?
« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2007, 04:49 PM »

I'll take it, I like a straight kama or two mixed in, rather than have the kama whipping in the wind in the exact same direction on all the ARCs, like the one from the comic pack.

We needed the variety.

I firmly agree that variety is nice, but this seems sort of... blech?  It seems that the yellow ARC Trooper (ajnd the red) also has a "straight" kama, but it looks like it's the one from the Evolutions EpIII Troopers (or Clone Commanders).  It seems an overall better fit with this mold, but that's just me.  I'd rather see some sort of pouches there but the one on the yellow ARC (or the red one for that matter) just seems better overall.

It's nice to see that all 3 (wow, 3) ARCs from this batch-- assuming they are what everyone claims they are, of course-- have a little bit of variety between them beyond color, but that blue one... not liking it in its current condition.
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Re: 2008 Order 66 packs?
« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2007, 04:55 PM »
More for you guys I guess... I don't like ARC Troopers... well, not the Phase 1 version at least.  The helmet looks so childish to me.  Like something a 5 year old though of - let's take Jango's antenna and put it on a clone, now we have a new trooper... to me that's just boring.

But, the Elite Corpse is a nice surprise if it's in the Order 66 sets... how about a Clone Engineer from the Battlefront pack in the mix?  I love that figure.

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Re: 2008 Order 66 packs?
« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2007, 05:36 PM »
More for you guys I guess... I don't like ARC Troopers... well, not the Phase 1 version at least. 

As I recall, there were only Phase 1 ARC Troopers. Correct me if I'm wrong though.

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Re: 2008 Order 66 packs?
« Reply #26 on: December 26, 2007, 05:40 PM »
I thought that Alpha had a Phase II new helmet later on?  And I could have sworn I saw some sort of depiction of one with an Airborne helmet? 


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Re: 2008 Order 66 packs?
« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2007, 06:48 PM »
I thought that Alpha had a Phase II new helmet later on?  And I could have sworn I saw some sort of depiction of one with an Airborne helmet? 

He had an EpIII-style helmet in, I believe, Obsession during the battle of Boz Pity.  But don't quote me on that, I didn't check yet.  I don't recall ever seeing him in an Airborne helmet.
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Re: 2008 Order 66 packs?
« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2007, 01:34 AM »
I'm pretty happy with these overall...  ARC's are what they are, and while I do think design elements are clearly borrowed, the "range finder" antenna from Fett's helmet makes some sense due to their jobs, plus due to their growth patterns and training.  They are, essentially, little Jango's in every way running around with little altering to them.  I like that myself...

I like the kamas more straight myself, however I have to agree with Adam about the pouches.  I really would've liked to have seen a Kama released that had two working holsters for a larger, "Alpha" style set of pistols, as that would've worked better with really almost all of these ARC Troopers.

They're cool though, I'm happy...  I just hope the Jedi they're teamed with are a notch better than last time is all.  $10's nice for two figures, but when one isn't anything you'd want more than one of, or even want one of, that's sometimes a tougher pill to swallow. 

The last sets were such gravy for Hasbro though, and I'd say Target as well, that they're willing to go for another ride on the Order 66 train.  I didn't really count on that at all.
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Re: 2008 Order 66 packs?
« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2007, 10:18 AM »
I agree that the pictures seem a bit amateurish. The At-Rt driver does look awful in particular. I donno. I'll take 'em as they come, thankfully there's not really any army building potential for me.
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