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Offline Force Guy

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Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
« Reply #270 on: November 27, 2012, 10:07 PM »
Soft goods are okay but only when done right.  Unfortunately, most of the time, Hasbro fails when it comes to soft goods.  On that note, the AOTC Saga Royal Guard with plastic robes doesn't look all that bad.
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Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
« Reply #271 on: November 27, 2012, 10:39 PM »
I know that's a complaint but I don't understand what folks mean on it I guess.  I have mine (ROTS and VC) holding their staff in a pose which I consider good...  They hold the bottom and it rests against the shoulder.  Looks alright to me.  :-\


Could you post a picture of what you're doing?  I managed to get mine to hold them somewhat properly by turning the wrist all funny, cramming the base of the force pike into their hand, and then hoping that it doesn't pop off - which they seem to do frequently.

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Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
« Reply #272 on: November 27, 2012, 10:44 PM »
Could you post a picture of what you're doing?  I managed to get mine to hold them somewhat properly by turning the wrist all funny, cramming the base of the force pike into their hand, and then hoping that it doesn't pop off - which they seem to do frequently.

I think you and I are doing the same thing.  I'll try and snap a photo when I have a moment.  They're not out where I can get to them at this moment though.

On softgoods, I'm pro...  I think more often than not, they look fine.  Sometimes the fabric's too bulky but for me even the Royal Guards (2005 and now) are fine.  Not perfect but fine.  Same with the Jedi robes of late, and the "skirt" pieces.  I mean CW Ani and Obi are insanely good IMO.  They're a tough thing to get right too because what you want may not be readily available at production and such.

For my money, they don't inhibit articulation and stuff, so I appreciate them.  The Saga 2002 Royal Guard was so-so lookign to me, and I'll take softgoods versions over that any day of the week.  At $10 a pop too, figures had better be able to use all included articulation otherwise I'm pretty irked, haha.
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Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
« Reply #273 on: November 28, 2012, 12:06 PM »
No worries... and no rush.  If you don't get to it, that's fine.

As for soft goods... I'd like to see them try a Royal Guard with a material that's more like the cape from the Vintage (like 80's vintage) General Lando.  The light-weight felt like stuff doesn't do it for me.
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Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
« Reply #274 on: November 28, 2012, 03:01 PM »
The Graxol Kelvyn is basically the same material but less shiney...  I'd be cool with that too.  It's a good material.

Lollipop Mace had maybe the best fabric for this scale on any figure, ever.  People really don't appreciate that aspect of that figure.  It's thin, it has stretch, it's dull in color, it has a tight weave to it that looks scaled right.  It's got everything you could want for this scale.
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Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
« Reply #275 on: December 1, 2012, 10:31 AM »
Loose ERG from viperskingdom for $12 each..free shipping

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Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
« Reply #276 on: December 1, 2012, 08:22 PM »
Look to be gone now.  And his staff needs a woman or cialis.
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Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
« Reply #278 on: December 4, 2012, 09:14 PM »
I was thinking Im ight buy one but honestly, the price kills it for me.  I'm really happy with the ROTS figure to the point I don't care about the new one enough to want a bunch.
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Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
« Reply #279 on: December 5, 2012, 10:48 AM »
some of the figures from this wave are now down to $10-11 on amazon if anyone is looking for one of the non-army builders.

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Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
« Reply #280 on: December 5, 2012, 08:14 PM »
I've seen these on the secondary market in some stores here in Pgh. for anywhere from $14.99 up to $39.99ea, Republic Trooper and Royal Guard on the high end followed by Asohka, Lumat and the OT figs.
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Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
« Reply #281 on: December 14, 2012, 06:18 PM »
Got Weequay, Lumat and Prune Face from Amazon today.

Opened Weequay already since his card was damaged (Which one of you guys sent back your damaged packaged figure  ;) )

Comparing all three 3 3/4" Weequays....they've never painted his shirt collar. Only POTF2 has the upper chest buttons/studs painted. Glad to have the guy less preposed.  It's funny it looks like they didn't even reuse Skiffmaster's hands for this guy. Glad he's got a skiff gun and not a stormtrooper blaster. Glad he's got no holster, because he didn't in the movie. It's one thing to add them to virtually unseen cantina patrons, but Weequay was quite visible. Wish his weapons were painted, but eh...whatcha gonna do?

All these recent skiff guards and no new skiff.  :'(

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Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
« Reply #282 on: December 17, 2012, 12:31 AM »
Many of these are on sale for under $5 at Amazon right now.

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Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
« Reply #283 on: December 17, 2012, 02:04 AM »
For the under $5 price how could you gripe about even the Gungan or Naboo Pilot ya know?  Sure, TPM figures, but great army builders.  Both are very worthy for multiples.

The Naboo Pilots head swaps onto the Fleet trooper, Capt. Needa, AT-AT Commander, probably several Rebel Pilots, and Hoth Rebel too.  Just an FYI.
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Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
« Reply #284 on: December 17, 2012, 10:03 AM »
Yeah, this is the price I'm happy to pay for TPM figures. I just bought 3 Gungan Warriors and 5 Naboo Royal Guards.
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