Author Topic: SDCC/TRU Star Wars: Republic Commando Figure Set  (Read 5061 times)

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Re: SDCC/TRU Star Wars: Republic Commando Figure Set
« Reply #60 on: October 4, 2011, 09:58 PM »
Good set, free Blackout, free shipping... That's a deal.

Plus it's fun to think we had some hand in the Commandoes getting an update. ;)
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Re: SDCC/TRU Star Wars: Republic Commando Figure Set
« Reply #61 on: October 4, 2011, 10:04 PM »
Good set, free Blackout, free shipping... That's a deal.

Plus it's fun to think we had some hand in the Commandoes getting an update. ;)

Is TRU a sponsor?  I couldn't find a sponsor icon on the front page and wanted to make sure you guys get credit if I order a set.  I picked up the TFU set, but have been waiting for a deal on the RC.

Anyone know of any coupons to throw on top of this?  Looks like it is back at the full $40 price.
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Re: SDCC/TRU Star Wars: Republic Commando Figure Set
« Reply #62 on: October 4, 2011, 11:19 PM »
No, no sponsorship with TRU.

We appreciate the ? though, for sure. :)  When in doubt tell 'em JD sent you, haha.
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Re: SDCC/TRU Star Wars: Republic Commando Figure Set
« Reply #63 on: October 5, 2011, 07:52 AM »
No, no sponsorship with TRU.

We appreciate the ? though, for sure. :)  When in doubt tell 'em JD sent you, haha.

Bummer.  Thanks for letting me know though.  Are all the sponsors listed on the main page or do some of the ads rotate?  It would be nice to have a sticky thread of current sponsors to remind us to visit JD first when buying online.  You guys provide a great collector community here for free, so getting you credit when we're going to buy something anyway is kind of the least we can do!   ;)
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Re: SDCC/TRU Star Wars: Republic Commando Figure Set
« Reply #64 on: October 11, 2011, 11:43 PM »
I received this set in the mail today and I'm glad I purchased it!  I really like how Delta Squad looks, and the articulation is great!  I'm looking at posing them in an urban ops type of set-up and the leg articulation will be crucial for that.

My only "gripe" is the weapon that Sev has.  In the game he was a sniper, so I thought he should have a longer rifle...could be an easy fix with the extra weapons that came with the Saga Legends figures.
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Re: SDCC/TRU Star Wars: Republic Commando Figure Set
« Reply #65 on: October 12, 2011, 01:52 AM »
The thing on the weapons, and this bugs me too, is that theirs is a specially designed one (as per the game)...  It's a base model with interchangeable parts, so you can slap the sniper attachment on and it's a marksman's rifle, or you can slap the mortar attachment on to lob explosives, or you can go with the basic assault configuration...

All 4 are trained at each other's jobs then, but the specialists in their specific "field" are integral to the team's overall success and stuff...  I really had wished that Hasbro updated the weapons themselves to at least be specific to the characters, or to actually have the interchangeable parts (that would've been simply awesome). 

I've seen some pretty slick customs of the weapons, but never one that swapped around perfectly. 

Scorch's gun almost looks like it was meant to originally dismantle or something.  It's one of those things on my "customizing to do list" someday. :)
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Re: SDCC/TRU Star Wars: Republic Commando Figure Set
« Reply #66 on: October 12, 2011, 07:48 PM »
I hear ya Jesse.  I should be able to find something that will work, it would just be nice if I didn't have to.

I'm also considering a slight modification of Scorch so I can add the extra ammo from the Saga Scorch's leg.   :D
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Re: SDCC/TRU Star Wars: Republic Commando Figure Set
« Reply #67 on: October 12, 2011, 09:53 PM »
A good idea...  I'd go the route of an elastic band glued to the extra ammo so you're not having to mess up his leg.  I vow to someday do a modular version of the Commando weapon though and it will have all the handy-dandy attachments needed. :)
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Re: SDCC/TRU Star Wars: Republic Commando Figure Set
« Reply #68 on: October 13, 2011, 12:41 AM »
I need to make that modification to Scorch as well, and track down the ankle thing for that other Commando. The lack of those two things is my only real gripe about the set.

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Re: SDCC/TRU Star Wars: Republic Commando Figure Set
« Reply #69 on: October 19, 2011, 03:57 PM »
A good idea...  I'd go the route of an elastic band glued to the extra ammo so you're not having to mess up his leg.  I vow to someday do a modular version of the Commando weapon though and it will have all the handy-dandy attachments needed. :)

i was hoping H would do something like marauder did with this, i mean how freakin cool would that be.

http://www.marauderinc.com/servlet/Detail?no=176
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Re: SDCC/TRU Star Wars: Republic Commando Figure Set
« Reply #70 on: October 19, 2011, 10:08 PM »
Marauder's stuff is simply a work of art.  I've modified some guns to fit their scopes and other attachments, that way I can make Impy sniper rifles out of the sandtrooper guns and whatnot, but still have the ability to remove the scope.

The original "41st Elite" Clones were just repainted Scouts, so what i did was take them, give them modified Sandtrooper rifles like I said, a couple extra accessories and things, and turned them into a fan-fic "Imperial Pathfinders" squad...  Like an elite/advanced group of the Scout Troopers sent to scout new planets or first into combat on hostile worlds.

I never liked that the scout armor wasn't changed for the ROTS 41st Elite Trooper at the time, but then the new figure came out, and I had a squad of those repainted VTSC Scouts so I had to do something with them I figured. :)
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