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Republic Artillery? Hells Yeah!
« on: May 17, 2011, 09:31 PM »
New at EE for Pre-Order, a Republic Artillery gun!  $29.99 there for pre-order, but I'm just geeked they're doing what I assume will be the 4-legged walking artillery piece.  Pretty out of left field with this one.  A neat choice IMO.
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Re: Republic Artillery? Hells Yeah!
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2011, 10:32 PM »
Sounds like a basic "Starfighter" assortment release based on the price. Hopefully they'll do it enough justice.


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Re: Republic Artillery? Hells Yeah!
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2011, 10:38 PM »
It's a neat item to go with, very out of the blue...  Very cool though I think since it's one of those things that has appeared in the series and was "doable".  I'm interested in it...  Not sure how they'll do with its size is the only thing.  It's like the giant Octuparra that they could do a big vehicle in a small box with this.  Not sure if they'll manage to pull it off again though.  Love that Octuparra Droid, but not hopeful they'll manage it with this item...  I'm hoping it's got a good base though, and doing the cannon will be just a relatively simple custom project.
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Re: Republic Artillery? Hells Yeah!
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2011, 10:46 PM »
Originally this had been kicked around as a potential exclusive.  My sources said that the retailers weren't totally sold on it, and that info dates back a couple of years.  And considering the nearly non-existant showing in the starfighter vehicle assortment from Toy Fair in February, I think Hasbro might be glad that a retailer DIDN'T pick this up as an exclusive.
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Re: Republic Artillery? Hells Yeah!
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2011, 11:01 PM »
Anyone have a screen grab of this thing from the show? I am trying to picture it but all I can come up with is something like an AT-TE with mounted cannon. Pretty sure that is not right.

I'm just happy to see anything in the mid-size line for this year.

May 2011 can't be right on that though.
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Re: Republic Artillery? Hells Yeah!
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2011, 11:01 PM »
What's funny is that I did this as an April Fool's joke in 2009  ;D


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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2011, 11:47 AM »
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Re: Republic Artillery? Hells Yeah!
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2011, 12:36 PM »
looks pretty cool!

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Re: Republic Artillery? Hells Yeah!
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2011, 12:59 PM »
Put me down for four! This thing looks awesome! Can't get much better than a big gun on legs.

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Re: Republic Artillery? Hells Yeah!
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2011, 03:57 PM »
Is that an artist' rendering or an actual photo of the toy? It's kind of hard to tell.


I give them props for trying something different, but it doesn't seem particularly exciting, IMO. Is it going to shoot some kind of giant missile? Or just the weeny ones?
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Re: Republic Artillery? Hells Yeah!
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2011, 04:07 PM »
Looks like it'll shoot one long missile (firing button on top of the barrel) with storage of 3 additional missiles in the mid-section.
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Re: Republic Artillery? Hells Yeah!
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2011, 04:30 PM »
It's different for sure...  I like the toy's concept, and I think it's pretty good ultimately for the mid-size range, but looking at it I think I'll be passing. The body's smaller than I'd hoped for ultimately.  I knew the main gun would be small, but the body's a bit more undersized than I hoped.  With that, I'll be passing I believe.
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Re: Republic Artillery? Hells Yeah!
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2011, 02:53 PM »
I am really into this one. I have two of these on preorder, I really dig the artillery aspect. This is the kind of thing the line is missing, I would love to see a Death Star Cannon eventually....
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Re: Republic Artillery? Hells Yeah!
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2011, 12:09 AM »
I find myself oddly excited for this release.  I guess it's something a bit different in the collection.  Maybe someday they can make us a Death Star Turret. 

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Re: Republic Artillery? Hells Yeah!
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2011, 10:01 PM »
Feels pretty GI Joe to me.
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