Author Topic: Previews "Crimson Empire: The Crucible" Box Set  (Read 8021 times)

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Re: Crimson Empire Crucible Exclusive Set
« Reply #30 on: July 14, 2008, 11:09 PM »
I just wish they would have bagged the Power Rangers theme and gone with Teletubies instead.  :-[
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Re: Crimson Empire Crucible Exclusive Set
« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2008, 11:27 PM »
Even though it's in the comic....



...it doesn't make this a great idea.
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Re: Crimson Empire Crucible Exclusive Set
« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2008, 03:57 AM »
This would have been awesome in 1999.

Now, well, not so much. Hasbro missed the boat with Crimson Empire, methinks they're better off forgetting about it entirely, almost ten years later. It's too bad it took them so long to embrace the EU.
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Re: Crimson Empire Crucible Exclusive Set
« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2008, 07:12 AM »
Hasbro missed the boat with Crimson Empire, methinks they're better off forgetting about it entirely, almost ten years later. It's too bad it took them so long to embrace the EU.

That's like saying that Hasbro missed the boat with Yarna and Ephant Mon because they didn't come out in 1983.
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Re: Crimson Empire Crucible Exclusive Set
« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2008, 08:17 AM »
I actually loved the Crimson Empire story and wanted these figures back when i first read the comic. I wasn't joking when i wish a green one was included. I plan on picking this up.
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Re: Crimson Empire Crucible Exclusive Set
« Reply #35 on: July 15, 2008, 08:35 AM »
This would have been awesome in 1999.

Now, well, not so much. Hasbro missed the boat with Crimson Empire, methinks they're better off forgetting about it entirely, almost ten years later. It's too bad it took them so long to embrace the EU.

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Re: Crimson Empire Crucible Exclusive Set
« Reply #36 on: July 15, 2008, 09:11 AM »
WTF? I think this is the first figure set that I've seen that triggered a "pass" reflex almost instantaneously.

Yeah, me too. I just might skip this set entirely.
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Re: Crimson Empire Crucible Exclusive Set
« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2008, 09:16 AM »
My take on how this set got greenlighted is the success of the EE Mandalore's last year. Multicolored bodyswaps and some ringers. Hasbro was looking for something else in the same vein and came upon this old concept.

On the one hand, at least it is already existing EU and not something they totally made up like the rainbow Mandos. On the other hand, Mandos are uniquely Star Wars looking, while Royal Guard Trainees are boring-old earth ninjas straight out of Mortal Kombat.

Nothing here to make me want it. (and for the record I passed on the EE Mandos too.)
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Re: Crimson Empire Crucible Exclusive Set
« Reply #38 on: July 15, 2008, 10:25 AM »
I have to admit I'm not overly familiar with the entire Crimson Empire series, so that might be why this doesn't really hold much interest to me.  A definite pass here, there's more than enough other stuff to buy this year the way it is.

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Re: Crimson Empire Crucible Exclusive Set
« Reply #39 on: July 15, 2008, 11:32 AM »
Wow...For as bad as a set everyone thinks this is - we're three pages deep into this subject.  It's fun to talk about crap.
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Re: Crimson Empire Crucible Exclusive Set
« Reply #40 on: July 15, 2008, 11:40 AM »
Hasbro missed the boat with Crimson Empire, methinks they're better off forgetting about it entirely, almost ten years later. It's too bad it took them so long to embrace the EU.

That's like saying that Hasbro missed the boat with Yarna and Ephant Mon because they didn't come out in 1983.

Yeah but c'mon Dressel at least Yarna & Ephant are canon this is just EU crap from the 90's/the dark ages of EU. 
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Re: Crimson Empire Crucible Exclusive Set
« Reply #41 on: July 15, 2008, 01:00 PM »
Shark...being...jumped...  :P
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Re: Crimson Empire Crucible Exclusive Set
« Reply #42 on: July 15, 2008, 02:05 PM »
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Re: Crimson Empire Crucible Exclusive Set
« Reply #43 on: July 15, 2008, 02:32 PM »
Ordinarily I would happily buy all Imperials, but these are just sort of... dorky looking. I'll wait to see how it looks in a store before I make a decision - if they had done something cooler like "types of the Royal Guard" with some guards in fighting gear and a few with the staffs to guard the Emperor, it would have been totally rocking and I'd be super enthusiastic, but this set doesn't really fit anywhere.
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Re: Crimson Empire Crucible Exclusive Set
« Reply #44 on: July 15, 2008, 03:31 PM »
Well at least with all the people taking a pass, I won't have any trouble ordering my 2 sets.

I find all this hard to believe with some of the crap like exclusive $12.99 camo/rainbow EU clones you guys sucked up at Target.

It's Kir Kanos and Carnor Jax people.  Dammit.

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