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Offline Brian

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Best of 2007
« on: November 29, 2007, 04:27 PM »
Although the last few waves are still trickling out to retail, I thought it might be a good time to cover what some of your favorites were for this year.  I guess I'm sticking mainly to TAC stuff here, although we had the tail end of TSC this year as well.  Although it has been tough to keep up with everything (especially the last few months), to me this has been one of the best years yet for the quality of Star Wars figures.  A lot of good figures/etc., and some long-requested characters.  What are your favorites?

Basic Figures (including Vintage and Legends)
*Entire Vintage Lineup (Hoth Han, Bespin Luke, Snowtrooper, IG-88, Bossk, Endor Leia)
*All McQuarrie Figures
*Galactic Marine
*Mace Windu
*Super Battle Droid
*Death Star Trooper
*Rebel Honor Guard
*Luke Skywalker (mainly for the vaporator)
*Jawa and LIN Droid
*Animated Boba Fett
*Jedi Luke Skywalker
*CZ-4
*Hermi Odle
*Yoda w/Kybuck
*Roron Corobb
*Han w/Torture Rack
*4-LOM
*Romba and Graak
*Tycho Celchu

I could really list the majority of the lineup (which I pretty much have), but there weren't a lot of stinkers this year in my eyes.  I don't personally have either of the last two waves, but there's some more good ones in there as well.

*Saga Legends - AOTC Clone, Shocktrooper, VOTC Fett, Pit Droids, Sandtrooper, Biker Scout, TC-14, R4-I9, RA-7

Comic Packs
*Obi-Wan Kenobi and ARC Trooper
*Luke and Han Stormtrooper Figures (with some headswaps)
*Mara Jade and Luke Skywalker

Exclusives
*Target Order 66 Packs (repacks stink, but kind of a neat/affordable idea)
*McQuarrie Exclusives (price/exclusivity stinks, but figures are nice)
*Target Ultimate Battle Packs (not for everyone, but really a good deal for what you get.  I like Hoth in particular)
*R2-KT
*EE Mando/Elite Forces Packs (good price per figure, and kind of neat sets)

Vehicles
*V-Wing
*TRU Y-Wing Starfighter (one I was missing personally, and came with two pack in figures)
*Darth Vader Sith Starfighter (people are getting repainted starfighter out, but this is a pretty cool ship)

Battle Packs
*Again, Target Ultimate Battle Packs
*WM Treachery on Saleucami BP
*Target Ambush on Ilum BP
*Target ARC 170 BP (due to the new astro)
*Tantive IV (for the Stormies)

Other Lines
*Galactic Heroes - This line continues to impress me, I never thought we'd get this deep into character selection. Really the only "other" line I still actively collect - or can afford.
*The Coins - practically a line all to its own.  I know it has gotten me to buy a few figures that I probably normally would have skipped (especially with the budget crunch lately), because I want to complete that damn album :P.

I'm sure there are some things I'm missing/forgetting, but those are some off the top of my head.  Its been a pretty nice year for Hasbro stuff in general, not to mention some spiffy higher end things that I can't afford :).
« Last Edit: November 29, 2007, 04:37 PM by Brian »

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Re: Best of 2007
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2007, 06:20 PM »
Basic Figures:
All Vintage
All McQuarrie
Holiday Fett
Mace Windu
Padme Amidala
Roron Corobb
Pre-Cyborg Grievous
Galactic Marine
Tycho Celchu

Comic Packs:
Luke & Mara
Dark Woman & A'Sharad Hett
Imperial Disguise Luke & Female Rebel

Exclusives:
R2-KT
Madalorian/Clone Pack


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Re: Best of 2007
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2007, 06:54 PM »
- VOTC Snowtrooper
- McQuarrie Fett
- McQuarrie Snowtrooper
- McQuarrie R2 (not including the Oscar statue he's packaged with)
- CZ-4

Yikes, almost forgot:

- VOTC IG-88
« Last Edit: November 29, 2007, 10:50 PM by Force Guy »
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Re: Best of 2007
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2007, 07:04 AM »
@sal: i like this idea, these polls would be great

i think i also include some figures, i haven't bought yet :P :

mace windu
galactic marine
jawa lin droid
miyoom onith
umpass stay
elis helrot
roron corrobb
hermi odle
lando calrissian
romba and graak
padme
woolviff mon

the last three and miyoom and umpass are still missing, but next week i'll have the ewoks an miyoom
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Re: Best of 2007
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2007, 08:48 AM »
There were some really choice figures this year. There's a lot of "best of" contenders, but I like to keep things simple:

Vintage: IG-88 hands down
Comic packs: Assassin Droid
Vehicles: V-Wing
Battle Packs: Hoth
McQuarrie: Boba Fett
Basic Figure: Hermi Odle, A-Wing Pilot, Jango Fett
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Re: Best of 2007
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2007, 12:14 PM »
Well I'm still hoping for polls for these, but in the meantime here are my top picks:
Vintage: IG-88, with the Snowtrooper right on it's tail.
Comic packs: I had a hard time deciding between these five: Quinlan Vos, Vilmarh Grahrk, ARC Trooper Alpha, A'sharad Hett, Assassin Droid. Ultimately I'll have to go with the Assassin droid. Sculpt and articulation were prefect. That it was in a comic pack made the value that much better.
Vehicles:  AT-TP Walker with the V-Wing coming in a close second.
Battle Packs: Battle of Hoth hands down. Some decent repaints and that turret is damn impressive! Value was what put this over the top.
McQuarrie: Starkiller, then Boba Fett. Starkiller has tons of accessories you cna mix and match to make different looks to. Boba is right on it's heals with a great sculpt and second helmet!
Basic Figure: whoah a tough one to pic just one as there were MANY great figs this year. I choose Hermi Odle as my favorite. It was really a hard pick though. Hermi wins on a few counts. Shear size, thus value. Sculpt is excellent. I LOVE having soft goods on figures and this one did not disappoint.
Exclusives: Concept R2-D2 & C-3PO

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Re: Best of 2007
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2007, 08:12 PM »
Here's mine:

Vintage: Snowtrooper (with IG-88 close second)
Comic Pack: A'sharad Hett - he's a great figure w/lots of cool accessories
Vehicles: V-Wing
Battle Packs: Ultimate Hoth BP - the turret is a great addition to anyone's Hoth diorama
McQuarrie: Starkiller Hero
Basic Figure: Tyco Chelcu (A-Wing Pilot) - I just go this figure - it rocks!
Exclusives: Female Mandalorians from the EE packs - I love these two figures a lot, I know they have problems but just their existence allows me to overlook them.

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Re: Best of 2007
« Reply #7 on: December 1, 2007, 08:44 AM »
This yeah has had so many great figures but i still think the Jawa is my favorite. He is just an awesome little guy.
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Re: Best of 2007
« Reply #8 on: December 1, 2007, 10:42 AM »
Basic Figures
Stormtrooper
Jawa w/ LIN Droid
McQuarrie Chewbaccca
M'iiyoom Onith
Holiday Special Boba Fett

Comic Packs
Luke Skywalker & Mara Jade

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Re: Best of 2007
« Reply #9 on: December 1, 2007, 01:34 PM »
Here's what I thought has been remarkable:

BASIC FIGURES
Wave 1 - Super Battle Droid
Wave 2 - Rebel Sentry
Wave 3 - Jawa & LIN-V8M
Wave 4 - Boba Fett - Holiday Special
Wave 5 - Hermi Odle
Wave 6 - 4-LOM
Wave 7 - Tycho Celchu - A-Wing Pilot
McQuarrie Concept Series - Darth Vader


VINTAGE FIGURES
IG-88


VEHICLES
V-Wing Starfighter


COLLECTORS TINS
Attack Of The Clones w/ Anakin Skywalker, Clone Trooper Lieutenant, Count Dooku & Jango Fett


BATTLE PACKS
Treachery on Saleucami - w/ Commander Neyo and Saleucami Clone Trooper on BARC Speeders


COMIC BOOK 2-PACKS
Obi-Wan Kenobi & Alpha ARC Trooper - Republic #55


ORDER 66 2-PACKS
Anakin Skywalker and 501st Airborne Clone Trooper


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Re: Best of 2007
« Reply #10 on: December 2, 2007, 01:22 PM »
My thoughts on what has been, no doubt, the best year in the modern line:

General Bestness: Articulation, variety of figures, MCQuarrie, huge accessories, and SW large and in charge on the toy aisle 30 years after its release, and two years on from its last movie.

Basic figures:

Wave 1: Galactic Marine/Mace Windu
Wave 2: Ceremony Luke/McFett/Rebel Honor Guard
Wave 3: Jawa & LIN Droid/Luke w/ Vaparator/McChewie
Wave 4: CZ-4/Elis Herlot/Animated Fett
Wave 5: (Best of the year) Hermie Odle/Yoda w/ Kybuck/Roron Corob/Starkiller Hero
Wave 6: McSnowtrooper/Han w/ Torture Rack/4-LOM
Wave 7: Ewoks/A-Wing Pilot/McHan
Wave 7.5: R2-B1/Hawkbat Battalion Clone
Wave 8: Voolvif Mon/Jango Fett

Comic Packs:
Obi Wan/Alpha, Anakin/Assassin Droid, Luke/Mara

Vintage:
Snowtrooper/IG-88

Vehicles:
Didn't buy any, but there are sure lots of cool ones out there. 

Battle Packs:
Hunt for Grievous, Bespin Betrayal

Ultimate Battle Packs:
Hoth!

Exclusives:
Exclusives are never cool, but I liked the McQuarrie ones the best.


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Re: Best of 2007
« Reply #11 on: December 4, 2007, 04:31 PM »
Basic Figures
Wave 1 - Concept Stormtrooper
Wave 2 - Concept Fett
Wave 3 - Concept Chewbacca (but a close second would be Jawa)
Wave 4 - CZ-4
Wave 5 - Concept Starkiller
Wave 6 - 4-Lom
Wave 7 - Romba & Graak
Wave 7.5 - R2-B1
Wave 8 - Voolvif Mon (this could make the great startings of Lak Sivrak)

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Re: Best of 2007
« Reply #12 on: December 4, 2007, 04:46 PM »
BEST
Wave 1 - Super Battle Droid (close second is the Galactic Marine or Windu... this was a great wave)
Wave 2 - Rebel Honor Guard (clonse second is Concept Fett)
Wave 3 - Concept Chewbacca (close second is the Jawa)
Wave 4 - CZ-4 (close second is Elis Helrot)
Wave 5 - Hermie Odle (close second is Concept Starkiller)
Wave 6 - Concept Snowtrooper (close second is 4-LOM)
Wave 7 - Tycho Celchu (close second is Concept Han)
Wave 7.5 - Pax Bonkik (close second is R2-B1)
Wave 8 - Jango Fett (close second is McQuarrie Rebel)

WORST
Wave 1 - Concept Stormtrooper (they should have given him new legs)
Wave 2 - Luke Skywalker
Wave 3 - Stormtrooper (damn all fat helmets)
Wave 4 - Animated Boba Fett
Wave 5 - Darth Revan
Wave 6 - General McQuarrie
Wave 7 - Spirit Anakin
Wave 7.5 - Naboo Soldier/holo Vader
Wave 8 - Kamino Clone

I guess I should be thankful... three potentially huge army builders for me - McSnowtrooper, removable helmet Stormtrooper and the Kamino Clone were huge letdowns... otherwise I'd have spent a lot more money this year.
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Re: Best of 2007
« Reply #13 on: December 4, 2007, 08:22 PM »
Wave 4 - Animated Boba Fett

What's wrong with HS Fett? Great source accurate accesories, fantastic articulation, grade A sculpt- What's not to love?

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Re: Best of 2007
« Reply #14 on: December 5, 2007, 12:51 PM »
I'm going with a "worst list" like Chewie did. Everything else has been stellar except for these IMO.

Concept Stormtrooper: Why not bother adding articulation when the rest of the line is practically SA?

Luke Skywalker Yavin Ceremony: Bad likeness, paistier than a Goth kid, and the wrong hilt (again)

Luke Skywalker Moisture Farmer: Windswept hair and limited articulation ruined another Luke (that we didn't need)

Umpass-Stay: Too bulky, limited articulation....looks like a birthday cake topper.

Pre-cyborg Grievous: Those damn arms! The face looks like a villain on Scooby-Doo.

Han Solo with Torture Rack: A great accessory, sorry face sculpt and lower body disproportionate.

Holographic Darth Vader: I know Curto got to pick these for us, but a less actiony pose should've been used I think. Maybe the 500th Vader could have been used for the 500th time!

Padme Amidala: Crossed eyes, Polly Pocket body, no knees (or real legs for that matter). Another Padme failure.

I would have picked Jedi Luke from wave 4, too, but I think Hasbro got the likeness a little better, and the articulation is decent. That Umpass-Stay can Umpass-Go.

I'm convinced, after getting at least (by my count) 7 "new" Luke Skywalker figures this year, that Hasbro HATES Mark Hamill. Obviously Natalie Portman and Hayden Christiansen have death threats against the sculptors, to avoid having a figure that actually resemble them.....but Mark Hamill? Come on, you guys have had 30 years to get a nice face sculpt of the guy already. I suggest making one ULTIMATE Luke head, and just keep using it for all future Luke's you guys shove at us.