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Offline Theta 288

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Re: Previews "Crimson Empire: The Crucible" Box Set
« Reply #90 on: December 24, 2008, 11:47 AM »
Thats just Horrible.

We have so many SW figures that can't even stand, that include the AT-TE.

I wonder what is worst... a Batman collection or this issue.  And why many times they choose to no make full articulation on the best caracters of the packs...Delta Squad pack, Crimson & some Comic Pack... They are just cheap, of course they know that even so, they get the money.

PS: I got a feeling that would happen to those figs... I can't take out of my mind when I look at them to think in the New Hope rebels that also suck & can't stand.

You may need to buy some of those glass looks stands, that way you can feel more better about it.

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Re: Previews "Crimson Empire: The Crucible" Box Set
« Reply #91 on: December 24, 2008, 12:05 PM »
Remember those gray/blue stands that came with the ROTS AT-TE Gunner/501st Clone figures? They also came with the senators, Dooku, Palpatine and Mas Amedda (sp?)

Well - anyway, I took four of those and clicked them together into a square - the resulting pegs are far enough apart to have on one side Carnor Jax "dueling" with Alum Frost and Kir Kanos "dueling" with Lemmet Tauk. It looks "okay" - since like I mentioned in my previous post, the pose options are limited, the only thing that kinda makes it look decent is the rainbow colors on the uniforms.

Minimally ball-jointed shoulders would have really made a difference with these figures.
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Re: Previews "Crimson Empire: The Crucible" Box Set
« Reply #92 on: December 24, 2008, 12:09 PM »


Legs are indeed from the TAC Training Clone.

It looks like there's more customizing potential out of these sets though than I thought, so I might order a set.
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Re: Previews "Crimson Empire: The Crucible" Box Set
« Reply #93 on: December 24, 2008, 02:12 PM »
I'm waiting for clearance/sale price on this set.  Partially because I honestly don't recall the story they're from, and partially because Hasbro used those **** legs when they've got a wealth of molds that are better, that they could've dipped into for legs..  Those legs are retarded, and the molds for them should be destroyed.
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Re: Previews "Crimson Empire: The Crucible" Box Set
« Reply #94 on: December 24, 2008, 02:46 PM »
WOW! What a turd! I can't believe these don't even have ball-jointed shoulders. That's just not right. :o
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Re: Previews "Crimson Empire: The Crucible" Box Set
« Reply #95 on: December 24, 2008, 04:00 PM »
Not only does the articulation suck, but look at those paintjobs! Awful. You can especially tell in the comparison shots with the new Jax/Kanos and the original Jax/Kanos set.

This set HAD potential but the articulation and paint still makes it a very easy pass for me.

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Re: Previews "Crimson Empire: The Crucible" Box Set
« Reply #96 on: December 26, 2008, 10:45 AM »
Wow! I haven't opened mine yet, but they didn't look at all like the same legs. That stinks even more. I had been considering just stowing he bodies and using the head elsewhere, the more and more I think about it, the more I'm inclined to do it. And I apologize to whomever I told that they were all new legs.
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Re: Previews "Crimson Empire: The Crucible" Box Set
« Reply #97 on: December 28, 2008, 08:39 PM »
Are the Vader and Palpatine straight repacks or is there anything significantly different about them?

Sorry if this has been covered...

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Re: Previews "Crimson Empire: The Crucible" Box Set
« Reply #98 on: December 28, 2008, 09:02 PM »
Are the Vader and Palpatine straight repacks or is there anything significantly different about them?

Sorry if this has been covered...

# Darth Vader is a repack of the figure from 2006's A New Hope Commemorative Tin Collection set (The Best Vader out there)

Emperor Palpatine is a slight repaint of the figures from 2005's The Sith Evolutions set.  :)
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Re: Previews "Crimson Empire: The Crucible" Box Set
« Reply #99 on: December 29, 2008, 03:22 PM »
Thanks. :)

I'll ditch both of mine, I'm only keeping repaints if they're significant.

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Re: Previews "Crimson Empire: The Crucible" Box Set
« Reply #100 on: December 30, 2008, 11:57 AM »
I do want this set, damn psuedo-completism, however I will not be touching it until the price drops. And I'm only getting one to open.
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Re: Previews "Crimson Empire: The Crucible" Box Set
« Reply #101 on: December 30, 2008, 04:00 PM »
I got the set for $36 at the local comic shop - minus the $6 I just got for Vader and Palpatine brings me down to $7.50 per Power Ranger.

I can almost live with that.

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« Reply #102 on: December 30, 2008, 04:30 PM »
I got the set for $36 at the local comic shop - minus the $6 I just got for Vader and Palpatine brings me down to $7.50 per Power Ranger.

I can almost live with that.

here if they have that by chance at a comic shop, they will rip off you for double of that... I only go there  to lurk around...

I only have two "Recess Comics" near by... other comic shop nothing SW at all...

I need to move & live near to Lucas  :(....

Good for you Rob  :)

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Re: Previews "Crimson Empire: The Crucible" Box Set
« Reply #103 on: December 30, 2008, 06:38 PM »
This place is really great.  It's called Zeus Comics and if you pre-order or are a regular customer they give you 15% off everything.  They wanted $39.99 for the set, and it came out to about $36 after the discount, plus the tax.

This is where I do all my regular (non-exclusive) Gentle Giant shopping too.

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Re: Previews "Crimson Empire: The Crucible" Box Set
« Reply #104 on: January 1, 2009, 11:54 AM »
What's the cheapest online anyone's seen this and where?
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