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Re: 2010 Target Geonosis Arena Showdown 2-Packs
« Reply #60 on: August 14, 2010, 02:41 PM »
According to JTA, the Geonosis Arena packs are still in the red packaging at the request of Target! Now that's a wow. Apparently Target wanted a uniform look to their exclusive, so that the packaging could also form a full circle.

There's more to it than just that.  These were originally scheduled to be released in May of this year.  That would have put their release before the change in the line look which started to transition in July.  But Target changed things up and wanted to hold the Arena 2-packs for a sale/promo event later this year.  It seems that the sets had already been produced and packaged, so they've been held for that promotion.
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Re: 2010 Target Geonosis Arena Showdown 2-Packs
« Reply #61 on: August 14, 2010, 04:39 PM »
Makes sense Nick.  Geo sets w1 were the only things that didn't get the clearance boot.
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Re: 2010 Target Geonosis Arena Showdown 2-Packs
« Reply #62 on: September 13, 2010, 04:51 PM »
Another new figure image surfaced...

This time it's the C-3PO/Battledroid figure from the Geonosis Arena 2-packs due out possibly next month.


Clicky to check it out. 

I'm so happy to have a new Arena 3PO, actually.  Looks great!
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Re: 2010 Target Geonosis Arena Showdown 2-Packs
« Reply #63 on: September 13, 2010, 08:13 PM »
Wow. That IS impressive! When I first saw pictures of this set, I had second thoughts on if I would buy it, but that amazing (shiny?) paint job and SA definitely warrants some more money-spending!
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Re: 2010 Target Geonosis Arena Showdown 2-Packs
« Reply #64 on: September 13, 2010, 08:56 PM »
The new AOTC 3-PO is one of my most anticipated figures for this year, even with all the great stuff coming out in the regular waves.  We never really did get a nice figure of this version of C-3PO and it was a much needed resculpt in my opinion.  With this, and the upcoming Zam Wessell, it covers probably my top two wants from AOTC.

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Re: 2010 Target Geonosis Arena Showdown 2-Packs
« Reply #65 on: September 14, 2010, 04:24 AM »
Does anyone know, which sculpt the R2 that comes with this set uses?

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Re: 2010 Target Geonosis Arena Showdown 2-Packs
« Reply #66 on: September 14, 2010, 08:11 AM »
Does anyone know, which sculpt the R2 that comes with this set uses?

IIRCC, someone said that Hasbro said it will be a Build A Droid version.

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Re: 2010 Target Geonosis Arena Showdown 2-Packs
« Reply #67 on: September 15, 2010, 06:29 AM »
That could be pretty interesting, although these geonosis sets usually retail at 26.00 over here, so I've yet to purchase one.

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Re: 2010 Target Geonosis Arena Showdown 2-Packs
« Reply #68 on: October 8, 2010, 12:09 PM »
Found these all this morning at Target. Easy pass...too many humans, and I just got Shaak Ti a few months ago in the last TLC wave.

Good to see new stuff hitting though!
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Re: 2010 Target Geonosis Arena Showdown 2-Packs
« Reply #69 on: October 8, 2010, 09:54 PM »
I picked up 1 thru 5 this morning. 6 was MIA. Really not crazy about the Anakin and Obi-wan sets.
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Re: 2010 Target Geonosis Arena Showdown 2-Packs
« Reply #70 on: October 9, 2010, 12:28 AM »
Were they bad sets?
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Re: 2010 Target Geonosis Arena Showdown 2-Packs
« Reply #71 on: October 9, 2010, 12:55 AM »
I picked up 1 thru 5 this morning. 6 was MIA. Really not crazy about the Anakin and Obi-wan sets.

FINALLY these are hitting! And I like this round more than the first one. What's the Rodian Jedi named as, BTW? Is it just "Rodian Jedi"?
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Re: 2010 Target Geonosis Arena Showdown 2-Packs
« Reply #72 on: October 9, 2010, 02:01 AM »
If I recall, I believe Hasbro said he'd remain as "Rodian Jedi" with no name.
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Re: 2010 Target Geonosis Arena Showdown 2-Packs
« Reply #73 on: October 9, 2010, 09:54 AM »
Were they bad sets?

To me. Just feels like there's nothing new although both Anakin and Obi-wan are new kit bashes.
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Re: 2010 Target Geonosis Arena Showdown 2-Packs
« Reply #74 on: October 15, 2010, 12:18 PM »
OK, I picked up all six sets last night at Target but once I got them home, I really wasn't sure why I bought the Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Shaak Ti sets.

Questions for anyone that has opened these up...

* Anakin - is there anything else 'new' on him besides the head/deco?  I read someone say he now has ball-joint hips, but I'm not sure that is right.  Does he have new hips or not?

* Obi-Wan - is there anything else 'new' on him besides the head?  I don't really like the new head sculpt and I have enough SBDs, so I'm pretty sure I'm taking this one back...

* Shaak Ti - I know she has new arms... but the RotS one is good enough for me.  Something about her deco (the eyes maybe) just makes me prefer the RotS one.  Can anyone confirm if her legs are the same as the RotS or did she get a leg upgrade to go with her elbow upgrade?
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