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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #165 on: January 14, 2012, 11:03 AM »
Found this picture to illustrate how the previous battle droid releases were actually the correct height:

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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #166 on: January 14, 2012, 11:42 AM »
Found this picture to illustrate how the previous battle droid releases were actually the correct height:



That right there makes it 100% clear that I'm glad I didn't buy any of this new version.  Thanks for the pic.

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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #167 on: January 14, 2012, 12:39 PM »
Perhaps the other character figures are just scaled too tall?   :D
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #168 on: January 14, 2012, 01:08 PM »
ANother site claims the previous battle droids were a bit too big. Maybe...but this one looks too small, though.

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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #169 on: January 14, 2012, 01:28 PM »
The Battle Droid looks a tiny bit short, but that screen cap is deceiving.  Some of those Battle Droids are more in the foreground than some of the other characters, and that makes them look taller than those characters who are further from the camera.  And naturally, the handmaidens are on the short side. 

There is only one Battle Droid head that is close to a Naboo Royal Guard which might give a clear indication of the true height of the Battle Droids compared with an average adult male character.   In that case it looks like the Battle Droid might be 3 - 4 inches taller than the Naboo guard.  Based on that, I think the height issue with this new Battle Droid is negligible.  And if you think that we're going to see ANOTHER Battle Droid resculpt within the next 2 years that would correct this height discrepancy, I think that may be an overly optimistic expectation.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #170 on: January 14, 2012, 03:26 PM »
I'm thinking about sculpting and casting replacement thighs to correct the height issue.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #171 on: January 14, 2012, 04:03 PM »
Small issues don't bug me too much.  BIG issues bug me.  This is a big issue.  I didn't even need to stand the battle droid next to any other figures when I took the first one out of the package yesterday, I could tell it was tiny right away.



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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #172 on: January 15, 2012, 05:47 PM »
Yeah, and somewhere I thought I saw a comparison of this battle droid next to the other versions... this new ones reminds me of a Pit Droid... I'm happy with the previous sculpt... heck, even the ROTS version works better for me.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #173 on: January 15, 2012, 10:54 PM »
I can probably get passed the height issue, depending on if he's as gummy as his predecessors. For those that have him, how is the plastic quality? Does this one actually hold together pretty well?

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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #174 on: January 16, 2012, 02:01 AM »
Short eh?

I just picked one up this weekend, and at the inflated price?  Piss on that.  He's going back to Target.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #175 on: January 16, 2012, 04:12 AM »
Looked the comparison picture over DR, and man is that a joke...  I'm not 100% with you on the Stormtrooper helmet issue, but I am on the Battledroid one.  This thing's a stinker.

And I honestly don't see it as an improvement at all over the last ones we got in the 2-packs in Legends.  :(  I thought those were alright.  Perfect?  No, but in that 2-pack I was ready to army build those forever.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #176 on: January 16, 2012, 12:59 PM »
I hate the BDs anyway and not this further adds to it!

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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #177 on: January 16, 2012, 01:02 PM »
He is significantly less gummy than the previous ones, so that's a plus.  He's a head smaller than he should be, which I didn't notice/mind until I saw some of the pics here.  I do kind of like this one though, even if he's the runt of the litter.

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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #178 on: January 16, 2012, 01:33 PM »
Well that sucks. I haven't opened mine yet, guess I should contemplate returning it (spoiler: I won't)

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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« Reply #179 on: January 17, 2012, 11:01 AM »
Battle Droids are listed as 1.91 meters tall which is about 6'3" tall.  That's above average and this new one is anything but that by the looks of it.  The fact that it's $10 for one when we were paying $7 for 2 just a month ago is also pretty ******.

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