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Re: Vintage Wave 10
« Reply #225 on: October 15, 2012, 12:03 PM »
Picked up two Vintage TPM Battle Droids at TRU, taking advantage of the BOGO sale over the weekend. Pretty much all they had worth buying, figure wise. People hate this figure but I love it, as it's a great figure that fits in with every prequel movie. I'm up to 9 I think, pretty much all of them purchased with some type of TRU BOGO. Good to finally have a decent sized Droid army to fight the bajillion Clones I have.

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Re: Re: Vintage Wave 10
« Reply #226 on: October 15, 2012, 02:36 PM »
I'd have been happy if they made it the proper height...  That was really my only gripe.  I liked the last sculpt though...  It's pretty equal IMO.  I like the smaller blaster though, and just wish the figure were taller.  :-\
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Re: Re: Vintage Wave 10
« Reply #227 on: October 15, 2012, 02:40 PM »
...and a smidge stiffer, they flop over if you set them up for any amount of time

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Re: Re: Vintage Wave 10
« Reply #228 on: October 15, 2012, 02:41 PM »
Mine, all the Legends ones at least, are all 100% fine...  They all stand as well as the TVC droid does.

There was a rubbery one with no eyes in the Geonosis 2-packs...  That one blew.

The Commemorative Tin tan one was a little gummy too.
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Re: Re: Vintage Wave 10
« Reply #229 on: October 15, 2012, 04:05 PM »
You mean the Blu-Ray 4-pack one? Yeah, it was a tad gummy.

I've passed on TVC Battle Droid because of compatibility concerns. At BOGO, I'd probably bite the bullet if there was anything there I really wanted...

There's been so many battle droid sculpts now. I saw some Boomer damage ones on Ebay from a seller in China and then looked and noticed their hands are in "stap rider position" and wouldn't be very useful...at least i think. Never owned that release.

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Re: Re: Vintage Wave 10
« Reply #230 on: October 16, 2012, 11:10 AM »
they are ALL gummy compared to the Rad TPM ones

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Re: Re: Vintage Wave 10
« Reply #231 on: October 16, 2012, 02:28 PM »
My 2-pack ones aren't...  They're as sturdy as the new one is, if not a little moreso since I think the feet might be slightly larger too.  Didn't really compare that.

The POTJ one is nice, especially for one being killed mid-boomer, but he's not a horrible stand-alone droid either.  He requires a little hand repositioning though, as I like posing mine holding their blasters 2-handed.  A little heat/freeze and he can hold a blaster properly.
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Re: Re: Vintage Wave 10
« Reply #232 on: October 16, 2012, 11:09 PM »
I've had zero problems getting my Vintage Battle Droids to stand, in fact I say they're even more sturdy than the TPM ones from 1999 (I only had one but it was hard to stand... it could but not for long. Still eons better than the ones made in the '00s). The height could be better, yeah, but it doesn't bother me. They still look good swarming Grievous.

My one complaint would probably be that it can't hold its blaster with both hands.

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Re: Re: Vintage Wave 10
« Reply #233 on: October 17, 2012, 03:10 AM »
TPM ones from 99 are nice but their biggest issue was the lack of articulation MADE them hard to stand.  That's why the 2-pack ones using the Geo 2-pack sculpt worked so well.  You could find that balance point with them, or at least I can.

I have a lot of TPM 99 ones because they're good filler and I can reshape the arms pretty much.
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Re: Re: Vintage Wave 10
« Reply #234 on: October 17, 2012, 08:48 AM »
The inability for the VC Battle Droid to hold the blaster with 2 hands is a deal breaker for me. That's just inexcusable at this point in time.
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Re: Re: Vintage Wave 10
« Reply #235 on: October 17, 2012, 10:53 AM »
I have about 20 2 packs and about 10 TCV battle droids, and when I say floppy i dont just mean the material, the joints themselves are really loose, especially the hips shoulders and ankles for some reason.

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Re: Re: Vintage Wave 10
« Reply #236 on: October 17, 2012, 11:27 AM »
Warmer the temperature the more loose the joints get, especially the ball socket hips and shoulders.

Still better than those old Legends 2 packs that were made using that AOTC era deluxe C-3PO battle droid. Those things warp so easily that they are close to useless and were one reason why I didn't buy any battle droids for like 10 years.

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Re: Re: Vintage Wave 10
« Reply #237 on: October 17, 2012, 01:34 PM »
Warmer the temperature the more loose the joints get, especially the ball socket hips and shoulders.

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Re: Re: Vintage Wave 10
« Reply #238 on: October 17, 2012, 06:42 PM »
Maybe...I am feeling old lately.  ;)

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Re: Re: Vintage Wave 10
« Reply #239 on: October 19, 2012, 10:22 AM »
livin in Alabama
you may be on to something

As its cooling down this week, I might just break out my rusty Rogers and see how they hold up