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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #60 on: November 11, 2011, 09:58 AM »
Naboo Royal Guard Character Debut.

Hasbro doesn't even remember what it has  made anymore.

I was starting to think I was nuts when I saw that pic at Sandtroopers.  Glad someone else noticed.

Maybe they'd just rather forget about it. Though I have to say, preposed as it was, the sculpt was great for it's time. I'm excited to upgrade those guys (without goatees this time), but I just wish they weren't so expensive.

Panaka also needs a serious upgrade.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #61 on: November 11, 2011, 12:08 PM »
Quick question - I was chatting with someone last night who was under the impression that Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon have been upgraded with new ball-joint hips.

Is that true?  I thought Obi-Wan was just a straight up repack of the TLC'09 BD06 Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon was a repack of the Evolutions sculpt with a repurposed cloak, but maybe I missed the news of an upgrade to them?
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #62 on: November 11, 2011, 12:14 PM »
I don't remember hearing that they were upgraded. I think they are straight re-issues.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #63 on: November 11, 2011, 12:50 PM »
Thanks Jayson, that's what I recalled as well.  Nice to know I can keep them on my 'skip' list. :P
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #64 on: November 11, 2011, 02:34 PM »
They do look pretty nice overall.  I haven't been a carded collector with the prequel stuff at all with this line (but have kept up with OT so far), but I'll admit I'm tempted to maybe just get a Maul/Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan trio.  By far my favorite part of that movie, and might be fun to have those three.  Otherwise, anything that isn't a new figure I'll be passing on too.  I've noticed that Hasbro is sort of non-committal with the future of "Vintage" past next year (possibly switching to another cardback, to keep things "fresh").  I kind of hope they just stick with this vintage look for the "collector" line until the line is all wrapped up (if/when that happens).

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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #65 on: November 11, 2011, 11:16 PM »
I think Hasbro's milking the "We'll do ball-joint hips later and hope you buy these now without updates just for their card" cow.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #66 on: November 12, 2011, 04:20 AM »
Those TPM vintage cards are incredible. Can't wait to get a set, and leave them on their pretty cardboard.  :)
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #67 on: November 14, 2011, 09:32 PM »
We've got a pretty extensive loose gallery posted on our front page now, courtesy of site sponsor HobbyStock.cn!


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The quality is pretty on-par with the line as we know it...  But I'm kind of floored by figures like Sidious.  Really impressive.

One slight disappointment in Obi-Wan's skirt not being corrected in color.  I'd probably have rebought that figure if the skirt was lighter.

Otherwise though, I'm geeked for 2012, and I don't even like TPM that much.  :o   :-X  Keep an eye out for these to be up for sale soon, if you're inclined to pick up figures early.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #68 on: November 14, 2011, 09:43 PM »
Darth Sidious is probably the coolest figure to check out in this set of photos.  Especially since the cloak and hood are completely removable.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #69 on: November 14, 2011, 10:53 PM »
I agree with you Nick, but I think Maul's pretty impressive if for nothing else than the details.

But yeah, something about Sidious just makes you want all those Emperor's/ROTS Palpatine's knocked out of the park in similar fashion.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #70 on: November 14, 2011, 11:05 PM »
I definitely agree. I was gonna pass on Sidious completely till I saw the robe less pics. He turned out really well, as did this whole wave. I'm actually really looking forward to the Phantom Menace releases, it's a very solid group of figures with a little bit of everything for everyone, cool aliens, army builders, droids, jedi and sith. Whats not to love?

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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #71 on: November 14, 2011, 11:16 PM »
Just the movie it's from I guess, haha.

Seriously though, it is a solid group.  I really hope little Ani gets re-used to make some generic Padawans for big Ani to slaughter.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #72 on: November 14, 2011, 11:44 PM »
Does anyone know if Maul has ball-jointed hips? It's hard to tell from the skirt.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #73 on: November 15, 2011, 12:01 AM »
I don't think there's a figure in this wave that ISN'T a Must-Buy. LOVE the Maul.

Might break down and order a case.

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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #74 on: November 15, 2011, 02:41 AM »
They look great especially that Battle Droid :), Maul looks great but I need to see more detailed photos of him.
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