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Re: Previews "Crimson Empire: The Crucible" Box Set
« Reply #75 on: December 18, 2008, 10:20 AM »
I got a shipping notice last night that my "box of power rangers rip-offs" was on it's way...  :D

Like I said earlier in the thread, I don't hate this set.  Granted it's not the coolest box set ever, but I enjoyed reading the CE stories back in the day so I'll gladly add these to my collection.  I think they will look fine next to the other CE figures Hasbro has done...
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Re: Previews "Crimson Empire: The Crucible" Box Set
« Reply #76 on: December 18, 2008, 11:36 AM »
I got a shipping notice last night that my "box of power rangers rip-offs" was on it's way...

I've lost all respect for you Jeff.   ::)

j/k  -  I still hate this set though. 
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Re: Previews "Crimson Empire: The Crucible" Box Set
« Reply #77 on: December 18, 2008, 05:39 PM »
I've not ordered this yet, and I'm not going to till I see it on sale I think.  I'll live without these till then.  I dont' think they look bad really, so I'm ok with them and all, but I just feel they should be cheaper I guess.

Anton (or anyone who has it), what body was used for the guards?  Is it the Clone Training figure, with the stupid bent ankles?
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Re: Previews "Crimson Empire: The Crucible" Box Set
« Reply #78 on: December 18, 2008, 07:09 PM »
I got my shipping notification for this as well. According to the tracking system, I should have it tomorrow!

Go-go-Power-Rangers!  ::)
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Re: Previews "Crimson Empire: The Crucible" Box Set
« Reply #79 on: December 19, 2008, 09:14 AM »

Anton (or anyone who has it), what body was used for the guards?  Is it the Clone Training figure, with the stupid bent ankles?

No, no. They're all new sculpts.
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Re: Previews "Crimson Empire: The Crucible" Box Set
« Reply #80 on: December 19, 2008, 10:54 AM »
Even the legs are new?  That's good news at least, because they look to me to be the ones that Jesse is referring to.

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Re: Previews "Crimson Empire: The Crucible" Box Set
« Reply #81 on: December 19, 2008, 02:15 PM »
Good news if they're all new, and hopefully don't have the poorly sculpted ankles like the Training Clone had.  I still look at that figure with some disgust.
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Re: Previews "Crimson Empire: The Crucible" Box Set
« Reply #82 on: December 19, 2008, 10:24 PM »
To me, considering the fact that FOUR of the SIX figures in this set share the same body and only have unique heads underneath the masks, I would hope that these guard trainee bodies are all-new sculpts.
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Re: Previews "Crimson Empire: The Crucible" Box Set
« Reply #83 on: December 21, 2008, 08:19 AM »
Nah!..... I smell that its the same thing as the Royal-Shadow etc Guards  ::)

Same:

swivel-cut elbows, ball-hinged knees, & not articulation on the ankles.

The Only think I like that two of them are Kir & Jax... I'm not fan of buying online, neither I have a Special SW store where u can find these exclusives like other locations, I sadly... hmmm probably pass on it... or I hope I get luckier & they can join my small group....dough I have all the Comics, its awesome... I was fan of it till R' Commandos came out  :)


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Re: Previews "Crimson Empire: The Crucible" Box Set
« Reply #84 on: December 21, 2008, 09:43 AM »
Nah!..... I smell that its the same thing as the Royal-Shadow etc Guards  ::)

Same:

swivel-cut elbows, ball-hinged knees, & not articulation on the ankles.


Exactly. This is the articulation.
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Re: Previews "Crimson Empire: The Crucible" Box Set
« Reply #85 on: December 23, 2008, 12:35 PM »
Nah!..... I smell that its the same thing as the Royal-Shadow etc Guards  ::)

Same:

swivel-cut elbows, ball-hinged knees, & not articulation on the ankles.


Exactly. This is the articulation.

Oh!...Sorry I didn't undertand & still...what you all mean by a "New Sculpt"... I thought you were talking about articulations, cus was very obious to see what they look like...

PS: Any help to understand "New Sculpt"...thanks

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Re: Previews "Crimson Empire: The Crucible" Box Set
« Reply #86 on: December 23, 2008, 12:42 PM »
See first post in this thread... the 4 Crimson Guards in this set are "New Sculpts" (i.e. never been offered/released before).
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Re: Previews "Crimson Empire: The Crucible" Box Set
« Reply #87 on: December 23, 2008, 01:14 PM »
See first post in this thread... the 4 Crimson Guards in this set are "New Sculpts" (i.e. never been offered/released before).

Looks to me to be A  "New Sculpt" used 4 times but with color variations and different heads
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Re: Previews "Crimson Empire: The Crucible" Box Set
« Reply #88 on: December 23, 2008, 02:14 PM »
See first post in this thread... the 4 Crimson Guards in this set are "New Sculpts" (i.e. never been offered/released before).

Thanks...Now I understand lol!...

Yes... I never saw them before... you all are right...is a new sculpt ( never released before)

The more I see it... the more I like it.

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Re: Previews "Crimson Empire: The Crucible" Box Set
« Reply #89 on: December 24, 2008, 10:41 AM »
Not that I would want to waste a JediDefender Q&A slot on this, but I'd love to see this question asked in the next Hasbro Q&A....

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Why did you decide to cheap-out with the sculpt for the Emperor's Guard Trainee body? The limited number of articulation points and the oddly sculpted left ankle FORCE you to pose all four of the trainees in pretty much the exact same pose!

For the same price couldn't ball jointed shoulders, elbows, torsos, hips, knees and ankles all been put into the sculpt and just throw out the Vader and Emperor figures? (i.e. make it a set of FOUR super-articulated figures for $40)

You always claim that you need a visual presentation or a "story" with each item, but exclusives like this, that are sold only in comic shops or online, should not fall into that category. The person who will seek out this set already has PLENTY of Vader figures and PLENTY of Emperor figures. This is not the kind of set that Bobby is going to see at WalMart or Toys-R-Us and ask his mommy to buy, only to get home and cry that the guards don't have a Vader to "spar" with.

This set smacks of Hasbro thinking "How LITTLE can we get away with and still charge $40?" as opposed to "What kind of additional value can we offer the collector community for $40?" In this day-and-age with how much articulation Hasbro throws into a figure like Yarna, Hasbro should be ashamed of themselves for even putting this set out.

Can you tell I just opened this set?  ;D

This set SUCKS - plain and simple. Due to the stupid way they sculpted the left ankle, I can't get ANY of my Trainee figures to stand on their own. They stuck stands in with the Droid Battlefront 2 packs - they should have put stands in with this set to at least soften the blow that the four figures you REALLY bought the set for all suck 'cause they all have the same stinky body.
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