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Re: TRU Clone Wars "Wampa" ARC-170
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2008, 02:44 AM »
Check out the front page for a Boxed image of the ARC-170 "Wampa Fighter".

Part of me is with Scott on the EU thing of moving some animals off-planet just for the sake of a tie-in to the films.  It happens way too much...  My personal take on the EU issue is that it's similar to humans inhabiting various planets and things, in that the Wampas are not related, just similar genetically...  It's like the Star Trek thing where very human-like beings live on other planets and evolved elsewhere.  Or like Romulans and Vulcans are "cousins" in a way.  Wampas are kind of a generic term for this type of creature.  It's a BS way of making it fit...  I can accept it then, but I still am with Scott that EU writers aren't clever enough to come up with new creatures it seems, and so they try to play off the familiar from the films way too much.
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Re: TRU Clone Wars "Wampa" ARC-170
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2008, 09:21 AM »
I completely agree with you guys about the wampa's, but it's not always about the writers being clever enough, it's about the writer's working off of mandates from the marketing department execs.

Addendum:

Out side of the Wampa, is this the same paint scheme/color as the ROTS one? Anyone know?

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Re: TRU Clone Wars "Wampa" ARC-170
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2008, 04:40 PM »
From the image of the box, I would be incined to say yes but you never know what you'll get...


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Re: TRU Clone Wars "Wampa" ARC-170
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2008, 04:53 PM »
Out side of the Wampa, is this the same paint scheme/color as the ROTS one? Anyone know?

They appear to be similar, but I think the new one is a brighter shade of red, while the RotS version is a duller maroon color.  There are also difference in the cannon/missile colors and the stickers too...

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Re: TRU Clone Wars "Wampa" ARC-170
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2008, 05:09 PM »
Thanks Jeff.

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Re: TRU Clone Wars "Wampa" ARC-170
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2008, 09:29 AM »
Thanks from me as well.
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Re: TRU Clone Wars "Wampa" ARC-170
« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2008, 11:51 AM »
Also the main body is white/cream color on the ROTS version and the CW version is more grey.

Also of note, the CW one has the Republic Symbol, instead of Obi-wan's command symbol on the wings.

It's a definite repaint, just fairly similar.
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Re: TRU Clone Wars "Wampa" ARC-170
« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2008, 01:38 PM »
Other than the Wampa face, I like the new one better. I wonder if it's already applied as part of the paint scheme, or it's just a sticker that you can choose to put on or not?

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Re: TRU Clone Wars "Wampa" ARC-170
« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2008, 11:42 PM »
I just bought one at TRU for $44.99.
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Re: TRU Clone Wars "Wampa" ARC-170
« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2008, 12:12 AM »
Ugh, that's an ugly price. I'll still pick up my two, I just might space out the purchases more than I intended. Mr. Pawlus, do you know if the Wampa head is a sticker or if it is painted on like the Republic Gunship artwork?

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Re: TRU Clone Wars "Wampa" ARC-170
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2008, 06:40 AM »
I've read reports that it is in fact a sticker.
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Re: TRU Clone Wars "Wampa" ARC-170
« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2008, 09:13 AM »
I can hold off a little on this one, but I'll definitely be picking it up.
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Re: TRU Clone Wars "Wampa" ARC-170
« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2008, 11:18 AM »
Ugh, that's an ugly price.

and WM's price is better?
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Re: TRU Clone Wars "Wampa" ARC-170
« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2008, 08:21 PM »
If the wampa head is a sticker then I'll definitely consider picking up at least one of these.
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Re: TRU Clone Wars "Wampa" ARC-170
« Reply #29 on: October 23, 2008, 10:53 PM »
If the wampa head is a sticker then I'll definitely consider picking up at least one of these.

It's your lucky day-- it is indeed a sticker.  I'm actually a little disappointed, I was hoping for a tampo.   Not that it makes a big deal in terms of cost, but at least it'd match the Gunship in the sense that I didn't have to put labels on it.
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