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Re: 2010 "Vintage" Collection Wave 3 - ROTJ
« Reply #120 on: June 30, 2010, 01:23 PM »
Collecterstation has a Q&A in which Hasbro says that the upcoming R2 will be significantly smaller in size than the past astromechs mold, smaller even than the BAD molds.  I'm guessing the same size as the CW astros.  They say that this is more in scale, and will be this size going forward.

I am not happy because now any new droids will look ridic against the old, for example an eventual R5-A7 will look totally out of place alongside the other droids that have been released from the Queen's starship.  This also means that due to having to tool up additional dome molds, we are back to square one with only R2's out for te next few years, followed by R5s, and then R4s, and maybe R3's 6 years from now.  Not happy.

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Re: 2010 "Vintage" Collection Wave 3 - ROTJ
« Reply #121 on: June 30, 2010, 02:01 PM »
I am not happy because now any new droids will look ridic against the old, for example an eventual R5-A7 will look totally out of place alongside the other droids that have been released from the Queen's starship.  This also means that due to having to tool up additional dome molds, we are back to square one with only R2's out for te next few years, followed by R5s, and then R4s, and maybe R3's 6 years from now.  Not happy.

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Re: 2010 "Vintage" Collection Wave 3 - ROTJ
« Reply #122 on: June 30, 2010, 02:40 PM »
Any size changes=bad.  I also dislike how small the Lukes are now vs then.  It just looks bad IMO.

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Re: 2010 "Vintage" Collection Wave 3 - ROTJ
« Reply #123 on: June 30, 2010, 03:19 PM »
Booo.  The new size might be more accurate when R2 is next to Luke, but then again I haven't heard people begging for a more accurately sized R2, they wanted a better sculpt, or a new paint job, but height isn't a problem that I've ever heard mentioned.
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Re: 2010 "Vintage" Collection Wave 3 - ROTJ
« Reply #124 on: June 30, 2010, 03:31 PM »
They're right on the scale issue, but I gotta say I'm content with the army of astromechs I have, and if they are only going forward with smaller ones, I'm at a bit of a dilemma.  That's a LOT of repainted astromechs to replace, and I think I'd rather just say "screw it", and keep the larger ones.

I like Luke being smaller, he should be.  Same with leia.  Han and Lando should be average height for the most part, Chewie very tall...  I like the direction Hasbro went with that, but waiting till the 15th year of collecting to make astromechs smaller?

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Re: 2010 "Vintage" Collection Wave 3 - ROTJ
« Reply #125 on: June 30, 2010, 03:35 PM »
I agree, especially when they continue pumping the cost of producing new tooling well. Resculpting/rescaling astromechs is dumb. It could be worse I guess, they could have went bigger.  ::)
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Re: 2010 "Vintage" Collection Wave 3 - ROTJ
« Reply #126 on: June 30, 2010, 03:40 PM »
I give them credit for taking a long hard look at scaling things right.  There were gripes on things, but they're doing it right.  But seriously, the 15th year of collecting after you milked repainting astromechs for eons, doing some of the most obscure ones ever, and NOW you want to redo their size?  That's just kind of insulting in a way.  Collectors should maybe backlash on that one. 

Unless the R2 comes with some significantly cool accessories, I may just pass on him.
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Re: 2010 "Vintage" Collection Wave 3 - ROTJ
« Reply #127 on: June 30, 2010, 03:50 PM »
Speaking of height/scaling issues, I hear that the latest ESB wave C-3PO is pretty short, compared to other 3PO figures.. how short, I don't know yet.
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Re: 2010 "Vintage" Collection Wave 3 - ROTJ
« Reply #128 on: June 30, 2010, 03:55 PM »
It's especially insulting since they just did a dozen new ones for the BAD line, plus all those that came out in the DF 2-packs.  At least the CW ones are in a different line, but I really wish they would have gotten their stuff together on this 2 years ago.

We should have seen this coming since they finally did the uber-R2 with brush silver dome in the R4-G9 mold that everyone had been begging for.


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Re: 2010 "Vintage" Collection Wave 3 - ROTJ
« Reply #129 on: June 30, 2010, 04:08 PM »
Speaking of height/scaling issues, I hear that the latest ESB wave C-3PO is pretty short, compared to other 3PO figures.. how short, I don't know yet.

I think he's about as tiny as the first VOTC C-3PO.
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Re: 2010 "Vintage" Collection Wave 3 - ROTJ
« Reply #130 on: June 30, 2010, 05:47 PM »
He is just a bit shorter then the first VOTC version it doesn't look that bad
I just picked him up at my TRU. He is smaller though for sure!

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Re: 2010 "Vintage" Collection Wave 3 - ROTJ
« Reply #131 on: June 30, 2010, 07:06 PM »
To be fair though, Anthony Daniels is a pretty tiny guy actually.  I guess 3PO is to be Luke-ish in size...  Someone posted Daniels' height here and it was remarkably short I remember.  I met him just last year and honestly didn't realize he wasn't very tall at all, but he was sitting down so I guess I wouldn't have noticed that.
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Re: 2010 "Vintage" Collection Wave 3 - ROTJ
« Reply #132 on: July 21, 2010, 05:21 PM »
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Re: 2010 "Vintage" Collection Wave 3 - ROTJ
« Reply #133 on: July 21, 2010, 05:23 PM »
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Just saw that....wow, looks great.  One of the resculpts I was most looking forward to.

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Re: 2010 "Vintage" Collection Wave 3 - ROTJ
« Reply #134 on: July 21, 2010, 05:25 PM »
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