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Offline Jesse James

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Re: TLC "Scramble on Yavin" Battle Pack
« Reply #180 on: April 30, 2009, 02:58 PM »
(JJ, being the RFT guru can they just slap on a new torso and call it a day here?)

No, not by a longshot...

The Techies are wearing basically a jumpsuit with small pockets...  Rebel Fleet Troopers are wearing heavy cargo/military pants with large pockets for carrying ammo/grenades/etc.  Fleet Troopers have pants tucked into boots as well, and they're in just a generally larger/baggier pant than what the techies are wearing (you don't want too baggy if you're crawling under things or into crawl spaces to work on stuff).  Also the techies have pockets on the lower leg, whereas the RFT's pockets are just hand pockets at the top, and then the large pocket on the side of each pantleg.  It's actually very different looking if you compare the two.

There WERE techs in pants with separate shirts...  Or there was one anyway.  He's the tech officer who was in communication with the pilots.  His uniform is completely different from a standard tech though.

So no, no vest swap and stuff...  It's not in the ballpark of accurate.
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Re: TLC "Scramble on Yavin" Battle Pack
« Reply #181 on: April 30, 2009, 05:48 PM »
Hah, I just knew you'd be able to answer that. It's uncanny really...  :D

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Re: TLC "Scramble on Yavin" Battle Pack
« Reply #182 on: May 1, 2009, 09:32 AM »
Ok - so I got my first opener yesterday and I opened it up this morning. What the HECK happened to the handle on the sled?!?!?!

At first I thought mine was broken so I went an looked at my MIB set and that one too has a short handle. If you look at the back of the box, the handle is supposed to be nice and long so the tech doesn't have to have his arm ridiculously bent back to "drive" the cart.

Is there a hidden piece somewhere that I didn't find? Or did Hasbro change the part post product photography?
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Re: TLC "Scramble on Yavin" Battle Pack
« Reply #183 on: May 1, 2009, 10:09 AM »
It wouldn't be the first post photography change.
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Re: TLC "Scramble on Yavin" Battle Pack
« Reply #184 on: May 1, 2009, 05:21 PM »
Is there a hidden piece somewhere that I didn't find? Or did Hasbro change the part post product photography?

No hidden part, it did not past safety or the drop test. The model on the back is a frail paint master/sales sample just for photography which is done months before actual production begins. So that is never a real gauge of the toy. (Hence the actual product my vary jive). Packaging is done before the product is made, all of those cardboard boxes need to be printed, shipped and waiting at the factories before the production so the product is ready to be boxed during manufacturing. As the toy gets to the end of development they go evaluations especially before tooling begins, then they go through rigorious testing and changes to assure quality/safety is made every step of the way. Little changes like the handle happen all the time. If that fell from a high place or was stepped on it would easily break. Shortening it made it more durable & compact making it stronger which would pass the QA test. To mold it in a softer PVC plastic would be too expensive so they had to keep the molding in ABS plastic which tends to be more brittle but less expensive. Thus the change/compromise of shortening the handle happens in order to keep the age grading it is. Those age grades on a box are there for a reason and to fit in a certain age grade there is a level of criteria that must be met per age grade. The lower you go the more intense.

After 9 years of Toy Design I been through it a thousand times. There are reasons to the little details that some question as to why didn't they do that. It all comes down to cost/safety and most times not the desire to lose accuracy. (Sometimes there are lazy ass designers that take shortcuts because it's easier to do so, you just got to know what to look for to spot this.)
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Re: TLC "Scramble on Yavin" Battle Pack
« Reply #185 on: May 2, 2009, 01:55 AM »
Hah, I just knew you'd be able to answer that. It's uncanny really...  :D

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Re: TLC "Scramble on Yavin" Battle Pack
« Reply #186 on: May 2, 2009, 10:28 AM »
Everyone can relax now. I'm done picking these things up. You should be able to find them on the shelfs now.

Out of everything I picked up, I've been able to get rid of everything I didn't want save for 1 pilot and 2 sleds.
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Re: TLC "Scramble on Yavin" Battle Pack
« Reply #187 on: May 2, 2009, 11:41 AM »
I've only found the one, but I may buy another, to have a sled for my Hoth shelf.  We'll see.  I just nabbed a Regal Jawa from '78, and my dollars seem to be going more and more toward vintage.

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Re: TLC "Scramble on Yavin" Battle Pack
« Reply #188 on: May 2, 2009, 04:37 PM »
This set seems to be more scarce than the Jabba pack.  I did a toy run a few days ago and found a few of the Jabba packs but only one Yavin battle pack.  Is the mini-rig that big of a draw?
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Re: TLC "Scramble on Yavin" Battle Pack
« Reply #189 on: May 2, 2009, 04:48 PM »
This set seems to be more scarce than the Jabba pack.  I did a toy run a few days ago and found a few of the Jabba packs but only one Yavin battle pack.  Is the mini-rig that big of a draw?

I do think the Yavin set is more of a draw, but more so than that is the fact there are two Jabbas and only one Yavin per box (and one ATTE Squad).
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Re: TLC "Scramble on Yavin" Battle Pack
« Reply #190 on: May 4, 2009, 09:21 AM »
I saw another one of these at Target this weekend, so I picked it up.  There were two Jabba sets on the shelf there as well.  Of these packs, it seemed like the AT-TE squad was the first to sell around here, followed by the Yavin pack.  It does seem like the battle packs sell pretty well in general around here though, I rarely see them sitting for too terribly long.

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Re: TLC "Scramble on Yavin" Battle Pack
« Reply #191 on: May 4, 2009, 01:16 PM »
I STILL can't find this set.

I've got several deals pending to sell my extras to others and I haven't found a single one yet.
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Re: TLC "Scramble on Yavin" Battle Pack
« Reply #192 on: May 4, 2009, 09:41 PM »
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Re: TLC "Scramble on Yavin" Battle Pack
« Reply #193 on: May 5, 2009, 01:34 AM »
I am kind of surprised I have not found this set yet.  I am not in panic mode yet but was wanting to find a couple to buy. 

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Re: TLC "Scramble on Yavin" Battle Pack
« Reply #194 on: May 5, 2009, 10:14 AM »
People on 'scum have reported finding these at WM.
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