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Re: Hoth Battle Pack
« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2008, 02:57 PM »
That's definitely not the POTF2 droid - just for comparison sake...



I'd wager it's a repaint of the 2006 R5-D4 -



I think what you're seeing is the antenna, not a missle.

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Re: Hoth Battle Pack
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2008, 03:00 PM »
Rock's talking about the Probe Droid not the R5 droid, Justin. 
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Re: Hoth Battle Pack
« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2008, 03:47 PM »
I see pistons on the protocol droid's arms as well...  Don't recall the droid facotry 3po having pistons on his arms, so I'm gonna say that at least his arms are from another figure.  Looks good but not exactly a droid I was real excited to get (again).  I'll take it though.
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Re: Hoth Battle Pack
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2008, 03:50 PM »
Ah, makes sense.  Yeah looks like it's probably the POTF2 probe droid... which means it will be resculpted next year!   ;)


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Re: Hoth Battle Pack
« Reply #34 on: February 21, 2008, 03:09 PM »
Has anyone seen/read when this battle pack is expected to be released?  I'm thought maybe that it was going to be in the "new" white packaging, since it was pictured in front of the mock up for the Clone Wars BP, so if that's the case I'm guessing a 7/26 or later release.  Just wondering if anyone (Jeff?) heard anything more definite on this set, I'm really looking forward to it.

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Re: Hoth Battle Pack
« Reply #35 on: February 21, 2008, 04:00 PM »
Ah, makes sense.  Yeah looks like it's probably the POTF2 probe droid... which means it will be resculpted next year!   ;)



It's the old one with new paint alright. Looks pretty good though, much better paint scheme.
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Re: Hoth Battle Pack
« Reply #36 on: February 21, 2008, 05:56 PM »
well, I'm just a smidge disappointed that it's the same old sculpt, but the paint job really does help it.

I'm still getting the set. The R5 droid and hood up Han were enough for me to get it, the repainted Probe Droid and the other figs are icing.
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Re: Hoth Battle Pack
« Reply #37 on: February 22, 2008, 09:24 AM »
First I noticed the possible joints on the protocol droid. I kind of like this set before, I really like it now.
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Re: Hoth Battle Pack
« Reply #38 on: February 22, 2008, 10:07 AM »
Outside of the missile firing crap I still think this sculpt can hang. the paint job really makes this look movie accurate. I am happy to see OTC as we have been getting a glutton of PT stuff. So I welcome everything we can get OTC.

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Re: Hoth Battle Pack
« Reply #39 on: February 22, 2008, 10:19 AM »
Now that I'm home from Toy Fair, I'm going to try to offer some closer looks at the figures...



It was definitely the PotF2 sculpt, and the R5 is definitely the new R5 sculpt.
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Re: Hoth Battle Pack
« Reply #40 on: February 22, 2008, 10:55 AM »
Thanks for the pic Jeff (and for all the coverage).  Its amazing how much better the POTF2 Probe Droid looks with a fresh coat of paint.  I'm really looking forward to this BP, did you happen to hear if its coming towards the end of the year, or prior to the big 7/26 date?

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Re: Hoth Battle Pack
« Reply #41 on: February 22, 2008, 11:32 AM »
I'm really looking forward to buying this set, it's perfect. Not one figure I don't like.
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Re: Hoth Battle Pack
« Reply #42 on: February 22, 2008, 11:54 AM »
I'm really looking forward to buying this set, it's perfect. Not one figure I don't like.

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Re: Hoth Battle Pack
« Reply #43 on: February 22, 2008, 06:19 PM »
I ended up removing the firing missile from the POTF2 probe droid's head, and the "neck" that sticks down all the way underneath the droid, and it looks like I'll do the same here.  Sure, multi-jointed articulation (like FX-7) and thinner antennae would have been cool, but I personally never hated the POTF2 sculpt.
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Re: Hoth Battle Pack
« Reply #44 on: February 23, 2008, 09:55 AM »
I'm really looking forward to buying this set, it's perfect. Not one figure I don't like.

Word! Perfect score indeed!
A very rare feat for Battle Packs.

What's so different about the Chewie? He looks pretty rehashed to me. But then again, I have been known to be blind.
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