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Offline Brian

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Which Characters/Figures Have "Definitive" Versions?
« on: June 19, 2008, 12:43 PM »
I remember around the time of the first VOTC being announced, many of us were talking about wanting "definitive" (sculpt/articulation/paint) versions of the main characters in their "main" outfits, and we started to get that with the VOTC line.  Since then, we've even seen Hasbro mention wanting to put out the "definitive" figure of a certain character or characters.  Although there can always be advances in the figures (just see the big differences from POTF2 to today), it seems like many of them are starting to get close to perfect.  Which figures do you think are perfect (or close enough) that you'd just like to see them re-released every so often in the basic line, not necessarily needing a "new" version any time soon?  Or do you feel like they could all use improvements?  It seems like we're getting quite a few really nice figures, and some that could maybe just use a minor tweak (ball jointed elbows most often) and we'd be there.

Barring any big changes in sculpt/articulation or overall figure quality - here's a few off the top of my head that I'm pretty happy with:

VOTC Han Solo (ANH)
VOTC/EB Chewbacca
VOTC/Tantive IV Stormtrooper
VTSC Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot)
VTSC/Droid Factory/TLC Battle Pack Han Solo (Hoth)
VOTC/Evolutions Boba Fett
VTSC Snowtrooper
VTSC Biker Scout
VTSC Han Solo (Endor)
VTSC Bossk
VTSC IG-88
TSC Princess Leia (Boussh)
Evolutions/TAC/TLC Darth Vader
TAC 4-LOM

ROTS Obi-Wan Kenobi (Pilot)
Clone Wars/Legends AOTC Clonetrooper
ROTS/Evolutions Count Dooku
Evolutions Jango Fett
Evolutions Qui Gon Jinn
ROTS - Most of the Jedi Figures
Evolutions Anakin Skywalker (AOTC)
ROTS Clonetrooper(s) - SA White and Repaints (Shocktrooper, 501st, etc.)

Better with Minor Tweaks...

VOTC Lando Calrissian (Ball Jointed Elbows)
Evolutions Darth Maul (Ball Jointed Elbows)
VTSC Bespin Luke Skywalker (New Head Sculpt?)
TAC Anakin Skywalker - ROTS (Ball Jointed Elbows)
Evolutions/O66 Palpatine (Neutral Head Sculpt?)
R2-D2 (VOTC version is ok, but repainted R4-G9 would probably be about perfect)
TSC C-3PO (Pretty good, but after the new 4-LOM and build a droid C-3PX, it could probably be improved upon)

There are probably a few others (VTSC Tuskens, VOTC Leia, VOTC/OTC Yoda, etc.) that are pretty good as well, but maybe there are some differences that some people would like to see.  Of course, there are other great background/supporting characters/figures we've gotten, but I was trying to mainly stick with the bigger names and main supporting players from the movies.  I know there are some I'm forgetting too, but I thought it would be neat to see everyone's opinions, and determine which versions of the "big guns" we still need to get.
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Re: Which Characters/Figures Have "Definitive" Versions?
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2008, 09:36 AM »
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Re: Which Characters/Figures Have "Definitive" Versions?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2008, 05:23 PM »
Thrawn  :P

Seriously we definately need an updated Imperial officer in black and grey.  Unlike most I was satisfied with the DS Trooper, so if we can get an officer with that much artic. on him that'd be great.
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Re: Which Characters/Figures Have "Definitive" Versions?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2008, 06:37 PM »
It might be easier to list some that don't, such as...

Obi-Wan Kenobi ep.1
Anakin Skywalker ep.1
Jar Jar Binks ep.1
Padme Naberrie ep.1--Mos Espa
Padme Naberrie ep.1--Theed Battle
See Threepio ep.1
Captain Panaka
Battle Droid
Eeth Koth
Mace Windu
Obi-Wan Kenobi ep.2
Anakin Skywalker ep.2
Yoda (CGI)
See Threepio ep.2
Zam Wessell for F***'s SAKE!!!!
Boba Fett ep.2
Asajj Ventress
Aurra Sing
General Grievous
MagnaGuard
Chewbacca ep.3
Emperor Palpatine ep.3
Tarrful
Aayla Secura
Shaak Ti
Agen Kolar
Luke Skywalker ep.4
Princess Leia ep.4
Ben Kenobi ep.4
Imperial Officer
Walrusman
Luke Skywalker ep.5 (Hoth)
Luke Skywalker ep.5 (Dagobah)
Luke Skywalker ep.5 (Bespin)
Han Solo ep.5 (Bespin)
Princess Leia ep.5 (Hoth)
Princess Leia ep.5 (Bespin)
Lando Calrissian ep.5
Hoth Rebel Soldier for F***'s SAKE!!!!
Zuckuss
Luke Skywalker ep.6 (Death Star)
Han Solo ep.6 (Carbonite)
Princess Leia ep.6 (Slave)
Princess Leia ep.6 (General)
Princess Leia ep.6 (Ewok Village)
Jabba the Hutt
Lando Calrissian ep.6 (General)
Admiral Ackbar for F***'s SAKE!!!!

There are probably a few I've complained about before that aren't listed...feel free to make suggestions or criticize; this is a great thread and I'm hoping we can get a definitive list of main characters that need definitive versions. :)




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Re: Which Characters/Figures Have "Definitive" Versions?
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2008, 02:48 AM »
For characters wise I am going to talk about 2 main characters. 

The one character hasbro is about finish with is Han, because in the last 5 years hasbro has given definitive versions (in my opinion) of our favorite smuggler

VOTC Han (2004)
VTSC Endor Han (2006)
TAC Falcon Gunner Han (2007)
VTSC Hoth Han - Hood down (2007)
Stormtrooper Han (2007) - Head Swap CP version w/ TAC Stormtrooper
TLC Droid Factory Hoth Han - Hood Up (2007)

the only Hans left to do is an Definitive Bespin Han and ESB Carbonite Han w/ new Sculpt Block, and maybe Ceremonial Han.

The other character they have an while to go is Luke, I think the only definitive versions of are hero are

VTSC X-Wing Luke
VTSC Bespin Luke (but the head can be better)
TAC Ceremonial Luke
Batca Tank Luke
Saga Jabba's Palace Luke (I believe this is the definitve of this Luke)
Endor Luke (I made my own with TSC Endor Luke and TAC Jabba Luke)

what is left for luke?

Tatooine Luke - Just take the TAC version add VOTC legs and an new head

Stormtrooper Luke - almost there, just make him shorter

Falcon Gunner Luke - just take the TAC Luke and add head set

Hoth Outfit - All new, with interchangeable heads (pre wampa attack, & post wampa attack)

Snowspeeder Pilot - Take Evoutions Wes add and Holdster w/ saber hilt, and new head w/ skull cap or w/o one

Dagobah - just add articulation (I am happy w/ the OTC version they did)

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Re: Which Characters/Figures Have "Definitive" Versions?
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2008, 10:21 AM »
I should really sit down and think hard about the list (in stead of piece mealing,) but the TAC A-Wing Pilot can be added to the definitive list as well, along with both Evo Snowspeeder pilot figures - Jansen and (I can't recall the second).
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Re: Which Characters/Figures Have "Definitive" Versions?
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2008, 02:09 PM »
Saga Death Star Gunner - hard to make a better figure given how basic his outfit is
Any Royal Guards based on the outstanding RotS sculpt, eg Carnor Jax etc
The recent Scout Trooper
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Re: Which Characters/Figures Have "Definitive" Versions?
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2008, 03:32 PM »
Brian, I think you missed two definitive versions of R2-D2:

POTF2 Comm Tech R2 and the SAGA Bar2-D2 figures.

I'd also say the SAGA C-3PO with throne is about perfect.

Other than that....great list.
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Re: Which Characters/Figures Have "Definitive" Versions?
« Reply #8 on: March 7, 2009, 10:35 PM »
Evo Vader or Tlc Vader seems like a definite version, but rebelscum announced last year this figure will be molded into a 3 piece removable helmet and mask, so we could be able to see the complete Shaw head when the neck part will be removable also.

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Re: Which Characters/Figures Have "Definitive" Versions?
« Reply #9 on: March 8, 2009, 10:52 AM »
With the upcoming BAD protocol droid, we now have a definitive protocol droid. Hopefully, we'll get a C-3PO.
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