Author Topic: Vintage Collection Wave 15 (2012 Wave 5)  (Read 6183 times)

Offline Scockery

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Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 15
« Reply #60 on: June 1, 2012, 11:13 AM »
I think I can say based on the images in the link below that the new Tarkin sucks.

http://www.galactichunter.com/gh/story/image-bank-review-vc98-grand-moff-tarkin

I'd even say the POTF2 version looks better in some ways. But I'll probably buy the new one anyway.

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Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 15
« Reply #61 on: June 1, 2012, 12:29 PM »
I have to agree that he is a mixed bag for sure. Here is hoping for a Target Vint 3pk with a grey version....
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Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 15
« Reply #62 on: June 1, 2012, 01:26 PM »
I like the sculpt, but the green's a bit too green, and the headsculpt's paintjob is so ****** it kind of ruins it.
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Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 15
« Reply #63 on: June 1, 2012, 02:43 PM »
It's the skirt that blows it for me.  God.  That looks like hell.
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Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 15
« Reply #64 on: June 1, 2012, 02:53 PM »
Ugh... so bad, dude.

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Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 15
« Reply #65 on: June 1, 2012, 06:11 PM »
Why is OT Tarkin wearing PT Tarkin boots?

I can't focus on how suck the skirt is while he is wearing those abominations. If anyone should have on Officers riding boots, it should be him.


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Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 15
« Reply #66 on: June 2, 2012, 12:50 AM »
I gotta agree on the "skirt" too.  I don't mind fabric, but that's not the fabric they needed to use.  I think back to the ROTS Agen Kolar...  That would've been a far better choice.  What they chose looks like burlap.  How horrid and not even color-matching that is.

The headsculpt I think is good, they just have an attrocious paintjob on him there.  Yikes.

This figure's a pure mess, ultimately.
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Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 15
« Reply #67 on: June 2, 2012, 01:00 AM »
I've been looking forward to a new Tarkin for so long that I wanted to like it, but I just can't get past the soft goods.  I'd love to see them figure out a way they could use a thin rubber-like plastic that could be colour and texture matched.
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Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 15
« Reply #68 on: June 2, 2012, 01:13 AM »
Seconded...  I wanted to like it too, but the color's way too off, the headsculpt's deco is attrocious, and the softgoods was a mistake in the first place that could've been salvaged but was ultimately f'd up worse than I imagined it could be.

This is sort of an epic fail.  I'm highly disappointed.  The POTF2's deco is miles superior, and shows how this one should've been decoed.
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Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 15
« Reply #69 on: June 2, 2012, 11:11 AM »
I dunno. Not ideal, but I don't thinks it's an abomination. I think we have too many expectations for this much anticipated figure which tends to psych Hasbro into trying to put too much into it. In trying to anticipate our reaction, they err.

The uniform color. Yeah, too green. I'm sure there would have been complaints no matter what the shade.

The cloth skirt - I know people aways complain about characters who can't use their swivel hips properly, but one would think that Hasbro would have the cloth below the belt thing down to a science.
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Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 15
« Reply #70 on: June 2, 2012, 11:39 AM »
The skirt looks terrible to me.  The brown splotches look bad as well, but that is more easy to fix.  Hopefully there will be a "variant" with no brown splotches - similar to the Kithaba and Evazan variants.

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Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 15
« Reply #71 on: June 2, 2012, 01:23 PM »
The uniform color. Yeah, too green. I'm sure there would have been complaints no matter what the shade.

Unless it was the right shade of course, which is a good deal lighter and a bit more grey than this one is.  :P
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Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 15
« Reply #72 on: June 2, 2012, 04:15 PM »
Paul, I didn't even notice the boots.  You're right.  The figure is a total mess. 
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Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 15
« Reply #73 on: June 5, 2012, 11:45 AM »
My case is in @ BBTS

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Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 15
« Reply #74 on: June 5, 2012, 12:10 PM »
My case is in @ BBTS

Nice! I ordered a set of six from this wave (the set includes Malgus to make it six figures) - hopefully that means I'll have them soon as well....

Yep - just checked the site and they are processing my order....
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