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2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 3.5 - Wedge!
« on: March 2, 2011, 01:40 PM »
Carded/Loose Pics of Wedge

Headsculpt looks a lot better than the Target X-Wing set. Does he use the "average" Pilot body or the smaller Luke one?

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Looks like the Luke body to me.
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Hmmm, honestly I liked the one that came with the X-Wing.  It looked a bit more like ROTJ Wedge I think, than this figure does.  I think if I don't get it, I won't be broken hearted.  I'd like to have one though, if for no other reason than to have a vinty card with wedge on it.
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Geeze, why did they use that body? 

It's really inferior to what they are capable of... it's this kind of crap that has made me get annoyed with Hasbro's Rebel pilots.  Because of this, I'll be passing...

Ultimately, I think when they make bad moves like this, it results in pegwarming.  Which in turn, Hasbro says there is a lack of collector interest... but the real culprit is Hasbro for not using the better molds they already have at their disposal...

I don't think he'll pegwarm, as he's probably going to be pretty limited (unless Hasbro and retailers get really zealous with this wave based on the past success of the ROTJ wave).   And I don't see it being a Dak situation (which I realize was not widespread, just in my area, the Targets all seemed to get in a buttload of the revision of Wave One that had him in it).  But still... a poor move by Hasbro I think in using those parts from the neck down.

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I mainly just want this for the vintage card.  I do agree that it's kind of crappy they used the Luke body.  Just use the one from the X-Wing.  Oh well. 

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So, let me get this straight...Wedge was delayed so they could do an updated head sculpt, but they chose to use an arguably inferior body?

Am I missing something here?

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I'm not sure why they'd use Luke's body for Wedge unless they've found out that Dennis Lawson is a shorter guy...  which may be true.  Garrick Hagon isn't tall either, so basically all Biggs figures are inaccurate to some degree.

The Luke body, to me, is not really different than any other X-WIng pilot sculpt other than the legs are shorter to make the figure shorter.  The generic height XW suclpt isn't really better or worse though.  It's just taller.

I can't find Dennis Lawson's height anywhere on IMDB, so unless he's taller or shorter, that really would depend on how I view them using Luke's sculpt for the figure.

Personally I always thought he was taller than Luke but now I have no clue.
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Hmm.  Not sure it's worth the wait.  Oh well.  Wedge on a vintage card. 

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I think they just went with whatever was convenient for them, but who knows... and the height is a bit of an issue for me, but it's the arms/shoulders on that sculpt that I really don't like.  It just doesn't look nearly as natural as some of the more recent molds.

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II can't find Dennis Lawson's height anywhere on IMDB, so unless he's taller or shorter, that really would depend on how I view them using Luke's sculpt for the figure.

Personally I always thought he was taller than Luke but now I have no clue.

Luke Height: 1.72 meters

Wedge Height: 1.7 meters

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I see they cheaped out and  did not paint the gun barrel...

I personally think the Steakhouse Waiter Wedge figure from the comic pack had the best likeness of the current Wedges. This new head is better than the Target one but falls short from the CP one.
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II can't find Dennis Lawson's height anywhere on IMDB, so unless he's taller or shorter, that really would depend on how I view them using Luke's sculpt for the figure.

Personally I always thought he was taller than Luke but now I have no clue.

Luke Height: 1.72 meters

Wedge Height: 1.7 meters

I'd still rather see IMDB's height listing over WOokieepedia, but I'd guess theirs isn't inaccurate either...  Seems like Wedge is even shorter than Luke, making his other figures a little weird.
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How in the hell was I not getting any returns on Lawson's acting profile?  That was frustrating.  He's like the only actor I ever had trouble finding his profile on that site.

Well that ends that debate then...  the Luke Pilot sculpt is pretty much appropriate.  I'm ok with that then. :)  Now it makes the target one inaccurate.

I hope they re-use Snowspeeder Luke now to get us a SS Wedge.
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I hope they re-use Snowspeeder Luke now to get us a SS Wedge.

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