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2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9
« on: February 12, 2011, 03:17 PM »
Ponda Baba Bastilla Shan and Echo Base Trooper are all part of this wave...so far :)

Yakface has a shot of the slide

« Last Edit: July 19, 2011, 11:16 AM by Jeff »

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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2011, 03:42 PM »
Nice! I wish Hasbro would have included carded images to.  Oh well.  Ponda looks great and he has those flipper hands I heard.

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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2011, 04:00 PM »
Is that ever a nice base for a Luke figure or what?  The helmet isn't looking removable right off the bat though, but it could just be formed around the face more than previous buckets were.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2011, 05:34 PM »
Nice start to the wave, definitely like that we're getting the Echo Base Trooper.

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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2011, 05:47 PM »
Ponda looks great and he has those flipper hands I heard.

He will come packed with TWO sets of hands - flippers and hands. :)

The Echo Base Trooper is great too - I think JJ must have a huge stiffy with the news that they're cranking out fantastic new RFT, Endor, and Echo Base Dudes in one calendar year.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2011, 07:33 PM »
Yeah if I could just find the Endor guy and these new troops. :)  The Rebels are getting their due...  And don't forget Hoth Troopers, two of them, a short time before...  The Yavin Tech is the only downer really.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2011, 07:39 PM »
Jesse, you never found the Endor rebel?
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2011, 07:52 PM »
Echo base trooper: the disposition of the pants pockets hide or disimulate the knee ball joints. This is an issue Hasbro will have to achieve on elbow articulation in the near future.

Ponda Baba: Best depiction ever, a more natural stance too.

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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2011, 11:45 PM »
Jesse, you never found the Endor rebel?

I found some, but nowhere near what I wanted.  I probably would've picked up near 30.  I saw MAYBE 10.  Between he, the Gammie, and Wicket, they were easily the 3 I saw the least out of the wave with Luke pretty close in there.  Wicket I just wanted more of than Luke so he became a pain.  I still don't have as many Endor Rebels and Gammie Guards as I wanted though.  I think everyone's in the boat on the Gammie though.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2011, 11:15 AM »
The Echo Base Trooper is outstanding and a nice surprise.  I like Ponda a lot, for a figure I wasn't really looking forward to.  I wonder who else will be in this wave?  There's a Sandstorm Leia we're supposed to get at some point, right?

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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2011, 08:32 PM »
I don't really care for the Echo Base Trooper too much. :-\ I think the Hoth Rebel from TLC was enough.

Bastilla Shan looks really weird... and I was expecting to like this figure a lot, too! The head sculpt is sorta awkward looking, and I wish Hasbro would have slipped in soft goods robes. I wonder how big the plastic bubble will have to be to fit the lightsaber.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2011, 09:30 PM »
I don't really care for the Echo Base Trooper too much. :-\ I think the Hoth Rebel from TLC was enough.

Other than they're not the same character though.  Different uniforms entirely.

I'm a tad miffed his hat isn't removable though.  At least I'm betting it won't be.  It  looks way too snug in the presentation images. 

Like I said though, he looks like a decent starting place for a Hoth Luke with some different legs to shorten him a bit, and a new headsculpt.  I'm really excited to pick this guy up though so there's some officers to boss around the grunts, who didn't pegwarm here at all anyway...  To me, this is win-win.  I'd buy more of the Legacy rebel if I could, and now this guy will at least help fill up the Hoth ranks some.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2011, 07:34 AM »


Agree that the head wrap doesn't look removable...the likeness seems a little odd though too.  Here's hoping 2012 brings us a new Hoth Luke

Ponda looks badass and is a long awaited needed update

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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2011, 09:27 AM »
Always happy to have another "vintage" update knocked off the list once and for all without debate. Should go without saying that him and Panda are outstanding.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2011, 11:58 AM »
They actually made Ponda Baba look cool and he does not look like he sports a 70's Muppet mask. I cannot wait to see the rest of this wave. I am assuming the Sandstorm Leia is part of this wave since they confirmed Revenge cards are part of this wave.

According to Jediinsider Ponda Boba with come with 2 sets of hands. Human and Hoof and removable arm.

That will ROCK!
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