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Lando Calrissian
« on: December 5, 2010, 11:30 AM »
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Re: Lando Calrissian
« Reply #1 on: December 5, 2010, 12:35 PM »
"Hello, who do have we here?"
that was the sexist line in the entire series, imho!
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Re: Lando Calrissian
« Reply #2 on: December 5, 2010, 01:05 PM »
Lando was one of the fun characters in my collection.  I always had him infiltrating with the bounty hunters because of what he did on Cloud City made him a great duble agent.

I like the latest version of him (which resides atop my Carbon Freeze Chamber as well as in the "escape pod" in the BMF Falcon), although I would buy another if they fixed the elbows and got rid of those stupid swivel joints.
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Re: Lando Calrissian
« Reply #3 on: December 5, 2010, 01:51 PM »
They need to fix the head sculpt too...it sucks, is too small and needs less fly away hair.

The ESB smuggler outfit head is a smidge better but isn't quite there either

I'd like to see a new Lando but he isn't high on my wishlist

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Re: Lando Calrissian
« Reply #4 on: December 5, 2010, 02:51 PM »
Ah, the horrors of seeing 3 pegs full of VOTC Landos at TRU until the middle of the 30AC Vintage run, never being discounted at all in that 3 year run. :)

Apart from new arms, I'd also like to see a removable soft goods cape on a new Lando. Maybe an alternate smilin' headsculpt to match the awesome Vintage one.

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Re: Lando Calrissian
« Reply #5 on: December 5, 2010, 03:57 PM »
During vintage time paintjob and sculpt could have been naif, but Kenner got the expression of the character.

I think a new vtc Lando could be a bit taller than the repack of the bespin alliance and perhaps include his comunnicator and wristwatch.

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Re: Lando Calrissian
« Reply #6 on: December 6, 2010, 02:35 AM »
Speak of the devil...

I just bought a non-teeth vintage figure this weekend at the local Steel City Con toy show...  $5, you can't beat with a stick.

I'm with Scott on not clamoring hard for a new Lando, but I'd take it too.  If the arms were fixed (I wasn't opposed to the old headsculpt, I liked it ok), and a new cape that actually came off, I'd be fairly happy.  A clip-on wrist watch calculator would be kind of neat too though...  something you could remove if you wanted to, somehow.  To me though, the cape has to be removable at this stage.  I want Lando dashing around with and without it.  I'd buy two to display differently even.
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Re: Lando Calrissian
« Reply #7 on: December 7, 2010, 12:44 PM »
I had the smilin' version in the vintage days, and always liked it pretty well.  I'm with Scott and Jesse, in that although I could see improvements made to Lando, I'm not necessary clamoring for one either.  Plus, for some reason, most Landos have seemed to be death at retail.  At the time, I thought the VOTC version was pretty nice (although missing ball/socket elbows).  If we saw those improvements in articulation, and an improve head sculpt, I'd be pretty happy.  The removable cape would be a nice plus too.

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Re: Lando Calrissian
« Reply #8 on: December 8, 2010, 02:21 AM »
The original vintage I could only see as useful as substitute for candles but the more recent renditions are so so.

Also not a character high up on my want to see redone list.
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Re: Lando Calrissian
« Reply #9 on: December 8, 2010, 05:58 PM »
If they had tweaked Lando for the 9 Pack, I would have probably bought it (and FuManChu Vinty Bespin Guard)

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Re: Lando Calrissian
« Reply #10 on: December 8, 2010, 06:26 PM »
They need to fix the head sculpt too...it sucks, is too small and needs less fly away hair.

Yeah, that head sculpt sucks.  Head's too small, and the features are too small, too.  It's like he's got Woll Smoth Syndrome.



I guess that makes him Londo Colrosson.

Billy Dee deserves better.  Who knows how long it'll be before Hasbro's honkies get around to it, though.

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Re: Lando Calrissian
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Re: Lando Calrissian
« Reply #12 on: December 8, 2010, 09:25 PM »
See, that screen grap shows that Hasbro's figure is accurate.   ::)
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Re: Lando Calrissian
« Reply #13 on: December 8, 2010, 09:31 PM »
LOL.

My brother and I both got Kenner Lando just before seeing ESB, so he must've been cool to us at the time.

I only have the comic pack version of VOTC Lando.

POTF Disco Lando can never be topped. Ha! Muscle bound, cartoony faced and wearing bell bottoms.

Seems like they've never gotten his shirt color right.

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Re: Lando Calrissian
« Reply #14 on: December 9, 2010, 01:17 PM »
Londo

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