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Re: Best of 2007
« Reply #15 on: December 5, 2007, 03:01 PM »
I like the Chewie style of posting this. (Don't mind me copying your template for this Chew.)

Here are my picks:

STRONGEST

Wave 1 - Super Battle Droid (Second is R2 )
Wave 2 - Death Star Trooper (Second is Concept Fett)
Wave 3 - Jawa (Second is Luke/Evap)
Wave 4 - Concept Boba Fett (Second is Elis Helrot)
Wave 5 - This whole wave was amazing! I cannot pick
Wave 6 - Lando smuggler (Personally I think the Concept Snowtrooper stinks)
Wave 7 - Ewoks (Second is Tycho Celchu)
Wave 7.5 - Pax Bonkik (close second is R2-B1)
Wave 8 - Jango Fett (close second is McQuarrie Rebel)

WEAKEST

Wave 1 - Lava Miner (Boring, frumpy & too specific of a scene)
Wave 2 - Luke Skywalker (likeness skin color only)
Wave 3 - Biggs Tosche (Bendy kness and a cloak that does not stain would have made him better)
Wave 4 - Luke (Should have been DS ready underneath robes)
Wave 5 - C-3P0 (Stupid feature, should have had the bendy knees but Salacious was cool)
Wave 6 - Concept Snowtrooper (Goofy, cannot stand & just not interesting to me.
Wave 7 - Spirit Anakin (Nice Ghost effect/body. but without Obi & Yoda he is too offshoot)
Wave 7.5 - Orange Skittle Clone. Too stupid for words plus a very loose waist.
Wave 8 - I thought they were all solid.

Best Vehicles
Y-Wing
V-Wing

Worst Vehicles
Target Shark Arc
Target Camo At-Rt's


(On a side note, not that this relates to TAC, but to me the Best likeness sculpts for SW actors ever was in the POTJ line. The Lando Bespin escape & Leia Bespin escape had the most accurate likeness of all the actors. I wish they would get that sculptor back. I also still feel the 1995 Han solo head had the closest resemblance to Harrison Ford. They actually gave him his signature schnoz back then.)
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Re: Best of 2007
« Reply #16 on: December 5, 2007, 05:34 PM »
I also still feel the 1995 Han solo head had the closest resemblance to Harrison Ford.

Did you make this determination with or without wearing glasses?
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Re: Best of 2007
« Reply #17 on: December 5, 2007, 05:48 PM »
You should take that cheap Mexican wrestling mask off, it's actually hindering your own vision. Compare that 1995 head to the 2006 Han Carbonite & all of the VOTC Hans. The 95' head looks more like Harrison Ford. See below.

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Re: Best of 2007
« Reply #18 on: December 5, 2007, 09:49 PM »
You should take that cheap Mexican wrestling mask off, it's actually hindering your own vision. Compare that 1995 head to the 2006 Han Carbonite & all of the VOTC Hans. The 95' head looks more like Harrison Ford.

Uh, no.  I disagree & I'm sure many others would, too.  I suppose next you'll be saying that the '95 Chewbacca head sculpt is the best.  Surprised you didn't use '95 Chewie as your cake topper along with '95 Han.   

According to you, this


is better than this


C'mon...

Seriously, have your eyes checked. 
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Re: Best of 2007
« Reply #19 on: December 5, 2007, 11:53 PM »
That VOTC Han still amazes me... as for the likeness issue, I can see a little more Harrison in the nose and lips of the POTF2 version, but it's greatly offset by the lack of detail in the hair, the cartoony eyes, and the long, thick neck.  Therefore, the slight difference in the VOTC version's nose and lips are much more preferable to me.
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Re: Best of 2007
« Reply #20 on: December 6, 2007, 12:58 AM »
I think the fuzzy caterpillar eyebrows on the POTF2 Han make him look snazzy. If the POTF2 neck wasn't as "beefy", it probably would look decent on the VOTC body. Anyone here good with Photoshop?

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Re: Best of 2007
« Reply #21 on: December 6, 2007, 09:22 AM »
I think the fuzzy caterpillar eyebrows on the POTF2 Han make him look snazzy. If the POTF2 neck wasn't as "beefy", it probably would look decent on the VOTC body. Anyone here good with Photoshop?
here ya go. a quick little bit of photoshopery

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Re: Best of 2007
« Reply #22 on: December 6, 2007, 12:15 PM »
Uh, no.  I disagree & I'm sure many others would, too.  I suppose next you'll be saying that the '95 Chewbacca head sculpt is the best.  Surprised you didn't use '95 Chewie as your cake topper along with '95 Han.   

I was referring to facial likeness not body. So please keep this in context, I know that's hard for you to do. So far not many are disagreeing with what I pointed out on the facial features of nose/lips. Hair/body sculpts are a different story, the VOTC blows that away. So what I said is not as far fetched as you see it.

Do remember the rule of the Sarlacc pit? what goes on there is suppose to stay in there, yet your leftist hate has to bring up the cake topper again. Are you that petty to continue with crap that happened 2 months ago? LET IT GO ALREADY!  That's why I stopped wasting my time in that section, the pettiness & idiocy in there is overwhelming. It's truly a waste of time. CorranHorn really put that section into perspective for me. This just reaffirms it.

here ya go. a quick little bit of photoshopery

Nice quick photoshop job, now if the hair was VOTC that would be a great Han head. The thick eyebrows could be plucked as darthchuckmc pointed out. The thick neck would be gone because of the ball joint.

We really should get back on topic of TAC favorites. This can be another separate thread.

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Re: Best of 2007
« Reply #23 on: December 6, 2007, 02:27 PM »
Best:
Darth Ravan and Malak ( love those EU figures)

Hermi

Romba& Graak two pack


Worst HANDS DOWN!
Spirit of Anakin! I call it the Star Wars 1st step into the world of Victoria Secrets! It looks like Anakin and Padmae were doing role playing and he got to dress up in her lingerie!

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Re: Best of 2007
« Reply #24 on: December 6, 2007, 02:46 PM »
Basic Figures (Best)
Wave 1 - Super Battle Droid
Wave 2 - Concept Fett
Wave 3 - Jawa
Wave 4 - CZ-4
Wave 5 - Darth Revan (close second is Hermi Odle)
Wave 6 - 4-Lom
Wave 7 - Tycho Celchu
Wave 7.5 - Pax Bonkik
Wave 8 - Voolvif Mon

WORST
Wave 1 - R2-D2 (too scene specific)
Wave 2 - Luke Skywalker
Wave 3 - McQuarrie Chewie
Wave 4 - Umpass Stay
Wave 5 - Darth Malak
Wave 6 - Bespin Han
Wave 7 - Spirit Anakin
Wave 7.5 - Naboo Soldier
Wave 8 - Destroyer Droid
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Re: Best of 2007
« Reply #25 on: December 6, 2007, 02:54 PM »
I agree with JACK that there are some things about the POTF Han head sculpt that I liked better than the newer sculpts.  The newer ones have much better bodies but they still haven't done a great job on the later head sculpts in my opinion.

As for why I picked Animated Fett as the worst from Wave IV, that's only because I think that the rest of the wave was better:

M'iiyoom Onith (H'nemthe) - Not really a great figure, but love the pack-in

Elis Helrot (Givin) - Great figure, and awesome pack-in

Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) - Not perfect, and to a degree this was a letdown

CZ-4 (CZ-Series Droid) - perfect in my eyes

Umpass-Stay (Klatooinian) - Great sculpt, awesome accessory and cool removable pieces

Darth Vader (McQuarrie Concept) - Good, not perfect but a great figure and love the two helmets included

Boba Fett (Animation Debut) - Weakest one because I just hate the color scheme on the animated Fett... and it's basically a repaint of an existing figure.  It's not a bad figure by any means... but the only reason I bought it was for the weapon, for this recent custom -



Back to the figure itself though and the reference material -





Did he really have Wookiee scalps though in the Holiday Special?  It really doesn't matter to me, just wondering.

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Re: Best of 2007
« Reply #26 on: December 6, 2007, 04:13 PM »
so i'll make such a list, too ^^

Wave 1 - Mace Windu
Wave 2 - Rebel Honor Guard
Wave 3 - Jawa & LIN Droid
Wave 4 - Elis Helrot
Wave 5 - Roron Corobb
Wave 6 - General McQuarrie
Wave 7 - Romba & Graak
Wave 7.5 - Pax Bonkik
Wave 8 - Voolvif Mon

WORST
Wave 1 - Concept Stormtrooper
Wave 2 - Luke Skywalker
Wave 3 - Concept Chewbacca
Wave 4 - Concept Darth Vader
Wave 5 - C-3PO & Salacious Crumb
Wave 6 - Han Solo
Wave 7 - Concept Han Solo
Wave 7.5 - Holographic Darth Vader
Wave 8 - Concept Rebel Trooper
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Re: Best of 2007
« Reply #27 on: December 8, 2007, 12:48 PM »
This is what happens when you are home sick. You start taking pictures of toys.

Anyway, these are my favorites for the year.

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Re: Best of 2007
« Reply #28 on: December 9, 2007, 09:07 PM »
Yoda w/ Kybuck
Hermi Odle
4-LOM
Roron Corobb
Elis Helrot
Jawa
Snowtrooper
IG-88
Bossk
Bespin Luke
The McQuarrie figures

Favorites that could have been better-
Jedi Luke
Smuggler Lando
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Re: Best of 2007
« Reply #29 on: December 9, 2007, 10:44 PM »
This is what happens when you are home sick. You start taking pictures of toys.

Anyway, these are my favorites for the year.



I do that when I'm home and the kid is asleep.   ;)  Hope you feel better soon.   :)

Also, I agree that Wave 5 had some great figures in it.