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Re: Legacy Wave 12 - The Empire Strikes Back (Fall 2009)
« Reply #75 on: July 22, 2009, 10:09 PM »
it's kind of lame that the build a droid is R2-X2

No, it's even worse - R2-X2 isn't a build-a-droid, he's a basic carded figure.   :P

The BAD for this wave is the HK-50 droid.


Wouldn't variants like this be super cost effective at a time when sales are down?  

It wasn't about cost-effectiveness so much as it was about scheduling and timing.  This was their Q&A answer when Jesse asked them about it in April/May:

Multiple headsculpts are a great way to make the maskless troopers have some variety, as evidenced by the upcoming Hoth Rebel Soldier... Is this something Hasbro will make more "standard" with army builders such as Rebels, Bespin Guards, Naboo military, and other non-clone type soldiers? It's a great feature and definite encouragement for army building.

We like to see variety, but we probably will be doing fewer of the "running change" type figures since it causes extraordinary difficulties in our system. More likely we will look to do head sculpt changes and release alternate versions in some other way, either as candidates for "repaint waves" (should we ever need those again), or Battle Packs.
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Re: Legacy Wave 12 - The Empire Strikes Back (Fall 2009)
« Reply #76 on: July 22, 2009, 10:16 PM »
it's kind of lame that the build a droid is R2-X2

No, it's even worse - R2-X2 isn't a build-a-droid, he's a basic carded figure.   :P

The BAD for this wave is the HK-50 droid.

CRAP! Your right, I misread that one. I would have preferred they make one up. He was not even in this movie. They should have made the Hoth Orange Droid from the old TRU pack who was at Echo Base.
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Re: Legacy Wave 12 - The Empire Strikes Back (Fall 2009)
« Reply #78 on: July 22, 2009, 11:09 PM »
The BAD for this wave is the HK-50 droid.
CRAP! Your right, I misread that one. I would have preferred they make one up. He was not even in this movie. They should have made the Hoth Orange Droid from the old TRU pack who was at Echo Base.
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I thought I saw a pic of R3-A2 in there....  :-\
Edit: I found it!

So... should he be the BAD for the Empire wave?
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Re: Legacy Wave 12 - The Empire Strikes Back (Fall 2009)
« Reply #79 on: July 23, 2009, 12:59 AM »
I wonder if Zuckuss is missing a cloth lower half, becuase his legs are exposed...
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Re: Legacy Wave 12 - The Empire Strikes Back (Fall 2009)
« Reply #80 on: July 23, 2009, 01:40 AM »
I am happy we are getting 3 Bespin Guard variants, especially the vintage black guard.  They look good IMO.  I finally see where they got the winter design for Captain Rex in that Clone Wars episode from last year.  At first I thought the concept figure was for that Rex.  Yeah, I am looking forward to most of the wave.  Finally a Snowspeeder Luke!

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Re: Legacy Wave 12 - The Empire Strikes Back (Fall 2009)
« Reply #81 on: July 23, 2009, 02:10 AM »
it's kind of lame that the build a droid is R2-X2

No, it's even worse - R2-X2 isn't a build-a-droid, he's a basic carded figure.   :P

The BAD for this wave is the HK-50 droid.


Cool, I won't have to try and get another set of the AOTC wave to customize one from HK-47!
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Re: Legacy Wave 12 - The Empire Strikes Back (Fall 2009)
« Reply #82 on: July 23, 2009, 03:25 AM »
I really wish more people were publicly giving credit to Scott, where it's due.  I've seen some images, and they're worded "the figure you thought would never happen", and such.  Well...  a nod to the guy that ultimately got it made would be nice.  :-X 

Just my opinion.

I'm geeked to see the Bespin Guards including an alien (very cool).  Is it 3 headsculpts?  I missed the facts on this one. 

I love Snowspeeder Luke, but his "hook" was a magnet thing, so that accessory looks suspect.  Not a huge issue though to me, just something I noticed.

Concept IG-88 is freakishly cool to me.

Concept Snowtrooper is slightly disappointing.  Why not a concept Hoth Rebel to go with the Snowtrooper we already have?  It's cool looking, but I just wish we'd gotten the rebel, which would've been a nice match.

Zuckuss...  Outstanding and much needed.

Droids...  i don't get what we're actually getting here, haha.  R2-X2 we already have though, no?
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Re: Legacy Wave 12 - The Empire Strikes Back (Fall 2009)
« Reply #83 on: July 23, 2009, 12:32 PM »
I"m digging this whole wave! Though I'm going to want 3 of the BaD HK-50s...

I'm definitely getting a few Bespin guards, and concept Snowtroopers.

mostly solid wave, IMO
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Re: Legacy Wave 12 - The Empire Strikes Back (Fall 2009)
« Reply #84 on: July 23, 2009, 01:03 PM »
I really wish more people were publicly giving credit to Scott, where it's due.  I've seen some images, and they're worded "the figure you thought would never happen", and such.  Well...  a nod to the guy that ultimately got it made would be nice.  :-X 

Agreed.  I will say that I was reading through a wrap-up at JTA today, and they mentioned both JD and Scott by name in their recap of this wave - which was nice to see.

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Re: Legacy Wave 12 - The Empire Strikes Back (Fall 2009)
« Reply #85 on: July 28, 2009, 12:00 PM »
Impressive wave. I'm impressed with every figure except for the astromech.
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Re: Legacy Wave 12 - The Empire Strikes Back (Fall 2009)
« Reply #86 on: August 6, 2009, 01:15 PM »
I was just looking over the Hasbro Poster and the Powerpoint slides and it appears R2-X2 is a very dark green and not a straight black repack of the EE one. While this is not groundbreaking news I found it to be somewhat good news having to buy this figure again to complete the BAD. He is different enough to make it OK.....in my mind.

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Re: Legacy Wave 12 - The Empire Strikes Back (Fall 2009)
« Reply #87 on: August 6, 2009, 04:22 PM »
Am I dumb for thinking the Luke is the best looking thing in this wave?

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Re: Legacy Wave 12 - The Empire Strikes Back (Fall 2009)
« Reply #88 on: August 6, 2009, 04:26 PM »
Am I dumb for thinking the Luke is the best looking thing in this wave?

No, he is pretty fantastic looking.
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Re: Legacy Wave 12 - The Empire Strikes Back (Fall 2009)
« Reply #89 on: August 6, 2009, 07:50 PM »
Am I dumb for thinking the Luke is the best looking thing in this wave?

Absolutely not.  I think it's the best figure in the TESB wave.
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