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Re: Legacy Collection Battle Packs
« Reply #105 on: May 4, 2009, 11:41 AM »
Looks like Hasbro has updated their QnA with RS comfirming that the Ewok in the BP is in fact Warok. Cross another Vintage "yet to be made" figure off the list.
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Re: Legacy Collection Battle Packs
« Reply #106 on: May 4, 2009, 11:59 AM »
Looks like Hasbro has updated their QnA with RS comfirming that the Ewok in the BP is in fact Warok. Cross another Vintage "yet to be made" figure off the list.

And, I guess that means I'll be paying $25 for the Ewok :P.  I was on the fence about buying the pack anyways, but at least it will provide a "new" Ewok.

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Re: Legacy Collection Battle Packs
« Reply #107 on: May 4, 2009, 12:07 PM »
I don't actually have any of the figures in the Endor set so I may just pick it up. It's the only one that I have any interest in really.

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Re: Legacy Collection Battle Packs
« Reply #108 on: May 4, 2009, 12:07 PM »
While it still hurts at this price point, I was buying it for the Imperial, the Ewok and the glider so getting Warok finally is a definite bonus. It does suck for those that were hoping it was a generic Ewok though.
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Re: Legacy Collection Battle Packs
« Reply #109 on: May 4, 2009, 12:26 PM »
While it still hurts at this price point, I was buying it for the Imperial, the Ewok and the glider so getting Warok finally is a definite bonus. It does suck for those that were hoping it was a generic Ewok though.

Yeah, I was probably going to buy this pack anyways too - but I'm glad to see that it is a new Ewok.  I was worried that they would stick in the old Ewok from the previous glider set - but it looks like it will be more articulated than that.

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Re: Legacy Collection Battle Packs
« Reply #110 on: May 4, 2009, 09:28 PM »
Maybe they'll release a carded version of Warok later?

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Re: Legacy Collection Battle Packs
« Reply #111 on: May 5, 2009, 10:13 AM »
Yay, Warok! Added bonus.
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Re: Legacy Collection Battle Packs
« Reply #112 on: June 25, 2009, 06:30 PM »
I see RS has a look at some of the upcoming Battle Packs, the Battle for Endor, Gelagrub Patrol, and the Clone Wars Rishi Moon Outpost Attack packs.  I'm definitely in for the Endor one, and I'm on the fence with the Gelagrub Patrol one.  The grub looks kind of neat, and it looks like they have soft goods on the Clone included to make it "just different enough".

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Re: Legacy Collection Battle Packs
« Reply #113 on: June 25, 2009, 06:33 PM »
He also has ball-joint hips. I wonder if the gelagrub has some other feature as it has a translucent head. Maybe it lights up like a glow worm?
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Re: Legacy Collection Battle Packs
« Reply #114 on: June 25, 2009, 06:33 PM »
Clone + grub =/= $25.


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Re: Legacy Collection Battle Packs
« Reply #115 on: June 26, 2009, 01:58 AM »
I know a lot of guys have been excited to get the Gelagrub, but it's just not doing it for me.  It looks goofy to me, a Clone on a worm.  :-\


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Re: Legacy Collection Battle Packs
« Reply #116 on: June 26, 2009, 02:02 AM »
I'm really debating passing on the Gelagrub unless I can find it cheap.  THat's a real rape with the price.  They really couldn't include a nice accurate deco COmmander Bly with it, just to ease the pain?

Sure they could...  I know price-bitching is old hat these days, but come on already...  That thing stings the wallet just looking at it.  :-\
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Re: Legacy Collection Battle Packs
« Reply #117 on: June 26, 2009, 09:28 AM »
I'm really debating passing on the Gelagrub unless I can find it cheap.  THat's a real rape with the price.  They really couldn't include a nice accurate deco COmmander Bly with it, just to ease the pain?

Sure they could...  I know price-bitching is old hat these days, but come on already...  That thing stings the wallet just looking at it.  :-\

I was thinking the same thing.  A nice, accurate Bly would have made this price/set much more palatable.

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Re: Legacy Collection Battle Packs
« Reply #118 on: June 26, 2009, 10:44 AM »
I completely agree that the Slug set is a total rip-off, but the fact that my collecting habits have changed in the last year make picking just one up, as opposed to two or more, less painful.
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Re: Legacy Collection Battle Packs
« Reply #119 on: June 26, 2009, 10:57 AM »
Let me ask then, what do you all think the price for this set should have been?

If there are no moving parts to the worm (as it seems) and it doesn't light up, then the worm is basically a hunk of sculpted plastic.

If this is true, then that set really shouldn't have been more than $15. I think that would have been fair.

Big problem is packaging. Hasbro seems to want to stick to window packaging for flare. But there seems to be a lot of wasted space with this set. Put this in a smaller box, maybe have a small window for the figure (and yes I agree an accurate Bly would have been nice-though I have one already). For one, printing costs alone would have dramatically dropped if it was only the outer packaging that was printed on.

I really think Hasbro needs to rethink how they package stuff. The non-window boxes are just fine. Certainly they are less expensive.

Now this may rub carded/MIB collectors the wrong way. However, this is business. Hasbro needs to find some ways to cut costs. Packaging is definitely one of those ways. If someone who is a carded collector just wants to display boxes of stuff, then heck, I'll send you my boxes of toys. Just pay for shipping and it's yours. I'm not a carded collector, so I don't see the sense in having things display that you can't pick up, turn around, repose, etc. So the difference between window boxes and non-window boxes is what? That you can see the real toy? Meh, I'd rather save some scratch and buy stuff in traditional boxes.

Just an opinion though.
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