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Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« Reply #330 on: October 14, 2010, 01:57 AM »
I know eh? Actually getting a Wal-Mart exclusive in Canada is pretty amazing, but to get it cheaper than the US? We're lucky if we get it for close to the same price and not some crazy mark up.

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Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« Reply #331 on: October 14, 2010, 09:25 AM »
Saw these on the shelf for the first time.
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Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« Reply #332 on: October 14, 2010, 02:40 PM »
I figured more of these were coming to retail back when those first batches hit...  It's not been so bad now, especially with it popping up online routinely, but there's still not many in my area.
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Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« Reply #333 on: October 14, 2010, 02:59 PM »
I just got mine with the site-to-store shipping.  Of course, there were about 5 on the shelves...
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Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« Reply #334 on: October 14, 2010, 05:29 PM »
It always pays to be patient when a new line starts.  I figured these would be back.  Now if it was towards the end of the Vintage line I would have been more concerned.
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Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« Reply #335 on: October 14, 2010, 05:29 PM »
Got mine today with site-to-store, and I have to say, this is kind of a let down.  I really appreciate Hasbro's effort and dedication to getting this we've been asking for out to us, but Jabba himself is a little too tiny and compared to the CW version they did last year, disappointing.  The dias is great, and just right for my shelf.  Oola is nice but I like my POTF2 one better (this one looks like someone is trying to net her).  The paint apps and construction of Jabba (tiny rubber hollow body) disappoints.

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Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« Reply #336 on: October 14, 2010, 09:28 PM »
I was thinking that Jabba looked a bit wee also.  However, if you think about the Docking Bay 94 scene in the SE, Jabba and Han are eye to eye as they walk.  In Jedi, he's on the dias all the time, so it's hard to see how tall he really is.
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Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« Reply #337 on: October 14, 2010, 10:58 PM »
There's really good views of him in documentaries on the making of ROTJ, and he's actually not as large as people think.  I think this is a case where the vintage figure sticks in your craw, kinda like Amanaman...  You remember it that way so you want it that way.  Amanaman is accurate in the modern line and gargantuanly tall in the vintage...  Go figure?  I don't know that Jabba's THAT small in ROTJ, but he's not as big as some of his past figures have been, that's for certain.  The new one's much more accurate I believe.
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Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« Reply #338 on: October 14, 2010, 11:11 PM »
The new one does appear to be short in the body though; vertically I mean.

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:BibFortuna_Jabba_Ep6.jpg

The height from floor to chin should be greater than the height from chin to head. Not the case here. I didn't really notice until it was pointed out to me; can't help but notice now. :-\ But I really like this figure none the less.

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Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« Reply #339 on: October 15, 2010, 10:15 AM »
I think the scaling on this is pretty accurate, actually. You can see that Bib Fortuna isn't really standing next to Jabba, he's kind of got his leg up on the dias, but is standing on a lower step. In the movie, when he's whispering to Jabba, he has to kind of hunch over to get at his level.
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Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« Reply #340 on: October 16, 2010, 10:22 AM »
Just noticed that Jabba is currently "in stock" at WM.com, for those still looking (as of 9:00 AM CST Saturday morning).

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Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« Reply #341 on: October 16, 2010, 07:20 PM »
I saw 2 of these again in my travels yesterday, so it is definitely shipping again...
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Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« Reply #342 on: October 16, 2010, 08:20 PM »
The new one does appear to be short in the body though; vertically I mean.

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:BibFortuna_Jabba_Ep6.jpg

The height from floor to chin should be greater than the height from chin to head. Not the case here. I didn't really notice until it was pointed out to me; can't help but notice now. :-\ But I really like this figure none the less.
Yes, he is a little too short, in fact. That's why I stuffed him with some synthetic batting when I did my custom version.


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Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« Reply #343 on: October 16, 2010, 09:56 PM »
I finally found my Jabba today. There were 2 on the shelves, facing off to the side almost hiding.
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Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« Reply #344 on: October 17, 2010, 11:14 AM »
The new one does appear to be short in the body though; vertically I mean.

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:BibFortuna_Jabba_Ep6.jpg

The height from floor to chin should be greater than the height from chin to head. Not the case here. I didn't really notice until it was pointed out to me; can't help but notice now. :-\ But I really like this figure none the less.
Yes, he is a little too short, in fact. That's why I stuffed him with some synthetic batting when I did my custom version.



This looks great! How did you get him back together after adding the batting? Did you get that inner armature part back in after filling him, or remove it completely?
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