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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #150 on: January 11, 2012, 03:20 PM »
That would suck, but the good thing for me at least, is Wal-Marts in my area are already stocking these... one store today had at least 4 cases out.  If my order gets cancelled, I guess I could head back up there and see if any are left.

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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #151 on: January 11, 2012, 05:06 PM »
Anyone got a review on the new vintage battle droid yet?

Well it took 2 weeks, but finally someone over at Rebelscum posted some nice shots of the Battle Droid:

http://forum.rebelscum.com/t1070055-23/

It looks pretty nice, but still can't hold the blaster with 2 hands.  So I will get 5 or so but not go totally ape**** like I would if it were done completely SA.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #152 on: January 11, 2012, 06:39 PM »
I actually got my shipment notification for my tru.com order an hour ago.

So the 11 wave 10 figures did ship, despite TRU taking the rest down.

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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #153 on: January 11, 2012, 07:18 PM »
I found the wave last night at Wally.  Blown away by all of them.  Maul especially.  This is an instant hall of fame figure.  Not perfect - the hood has been done better before - but the figure itself is easily one of my all time top 10.

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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #154 on: January 11, 2012, 08:39 PM »
I think I heard that Maul's belt is upside down.

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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #155 on: January 11, 2012, 08:48 PM »
It's on backwards.  You can twist it around easy enough.  I like the soft goods much more than I thought I would given the pics.  Most pics made it look like this hot mass of shredded black, but it's actually pretty good.

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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #156 on: January 12, 2012, 10:37 AM »
I opened Sidious last night - his robe feels almost like spandex material.

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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #157 on: January 12, 2012, 10:41 AM »
I opened Sidious last night - his robe feels almost like spandex material.

I have been waiting a long time to get one of my Sith Lords into some spandex.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #158 on: January 12, 2012, 11:17 AM »
I think it is because he was still in emperor training mode - not yet at the height of his career, still aspiring for greatness and dressing the part...

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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #159 on: January 13, 2012, 02:46 PM »
For those of you having thoughts about army building the new battle droid, banish the thought.

He's about an inch too short and smaller than the human figures.

A few are good to have for crouching and firing positions, that works nicely, but by and large this figure should not be army built.

I also received and opened Ben Quadinaros, Daultay Dofine, and Naboo Royal Guards with the battle droids today from TRU.com.  Got here in 2 days flat.

Ben Quadinaros and the Naboo Guard are awesome!

I will be posting pics by tomorrow.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #160 on: January 13, 2012, 06:38 PM »
Okay, here's the sitch with the new battle droid.  He can do this which is cool:



But look at the height difference between him and the previous version that started in the Target Geonosis 2 packs and continued in the Legacy basic collection:



Also look at the battle droid next to the Naboo Guard.  Also threw in Quadinaros for poops.  So yeah the new battle droid is nice but is way too short.  Would have been a decent army builder if it were an inch taller.

Here's some more Naboo Royal Guards after I did some head swaps.  He swaps perfectly with the Rebel Fleet Trooper and Yavin Scramble tech guy.  Also I think the Endor Rebel.



Also I do like the helmets better from the previous Naboo Royal Guard release so I mixed and matched those.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #161 on: January 13, 2012, 06:52 PM »
I forgot to add, I wonder how Hasbro can put the effort into a new battle droid mold for a vintage card at $10/each retail price, and absolutely and completely **** the scale up that badly.

That just boggles my mind.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #162 on: January 13, 2012, 07:27 PM »
Received my order from TRU today... I never received a confirmation email though, which I was surprised by.

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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #163 on: January 14, 2012, 02:19 AM »
I wonder if Hasbro made the Battle Droid smaller to fit into an MTT, kind of like the Kashyyyk Trooper being so small to fit into the AT-TP.

I found three cases at a local WM tonight, so I nearly completed the two sets I was seeking. These are some great figures. Reminds me of why I still like collecting these, sixteen years after that first wave of POTF2.  :)
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #164 on: January 14, 2012, 03:37 AM »
What's that, you guys found the new TPM wave?

I found a bunch of yellowing Wave 5 Clone Troopers. :'(

Seriously though, I'm putting faith in Hasbro to clear out the undesirables, being it's a new year, to make way for the new waves. COUGH COUGH *READ THIS HASBRO, PLEASE* COUGH COUGH.
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