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Offline Jesse James

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Re: Vintage Collection Wave 16 (2012 Wave 6)
« Reply #75 on: October 8, 2012, 12:20 PM »
I didn't mind the Evolutions figures...  They were ok to me, and probably will stand as my Tatooine Trooper army for the most part...  Some of those black pauldron ones with the very thin spray as well.  I may slip a POTJ Trooper in too as nobody holds a pair of binocs quite as well it seems.

The new one's nice, but I liked the Evo figure a lot...  Mine hold their gun too, but it takes some prying to get those fingers open for some reason.
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Re: Vintage Collection Wave 16 (2012 Wave 6)
« Reply #76 on: October 9, 2012, 09:44 AM »
The POTJ one is great for it's time, but I just feel like it's showing it's age. If I display those guys, they'll be relegated to the back section.
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Re: Vintage Collection Wave 16 (2012 Wave 6)
« Reply #77 on: October 9, 2012, 10:40 AM »
The POTJ is odd because it looks based on earlier comm-tech Stormtrooper, but doesn't have knee joints or ball jointed shoulders.  He's really only good for one pose, macronocular looking.

The Evolutions mold is okay, except the lack of waist joint.

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Re: Vintage Collection Wave 16 (2012 Wave 6)
« Reply #78 on: October 9, 2012, 02:44 PM »
I can deal without the waist joint since it doesn't make or break a figure IMO...  The POTJ one is really the only one I've gotten a good macro-binoc pose out of, but I think with some more open hands, any figure would be ok for it.  The hands sculpted to hold an E-11 handle make it tough to hold the binocs properly.  They've got the elbow range of motion though on pretty much all the newer sculpts since 2005-ish.
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Re: Vintage Collection Wave 16 (2012 Wave 6)
« Reply #79 on: December 5, 2012, 10:43 AM »
almost all of this wave is in stock right now at HTS.  vader is "coming soon"

correction - shock trooper is OOS as of right now
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Re: Vintage Collection Wave 16 (2012 Wave 6)
« Reply #80 on: December 5, 2012, 02:48 PM »
I'm surprised they weren't in stock a wihle ago.  This has been the only wave not too difficult to find this year aside from the TPM wave.
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Re: Vintage Collection Wave 16 (2012 Wave 6)
« Reply #81 on: December 5, 2012, 03:45 PM »
This has been the only wave not too difficult to find this year aside from the TPM wave.

Yes, especially that craptastic Jar Jar figure.  However, Vader is almost always absent on the pegs, on BOTH cards.
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Re: Vintage Collection Wave 16 (2012 Wave 6)
« Reply #82 on: December 5, 2012, 04:29 PM »
But, but, but!!!!  He doesn't sell!

Haven't you listened to collector boards for years instead of what Hasbro tells you!?  He doesn't sell!

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Seriously though, no figure in the wave is really bad...  Jar Jar included (I prefer him to the MH one).  But this wave was probably one of the more lackluster to see retail this year, and unfortunately it saw the 2nd most quantity in my area.

Leia's a pegwarmer for sure and she's great.  Great figure.  But again, like they've said (to the chagrin of many), female figures tend to do poorly.  She has.  She's fantastically done though, as Leia figures go.  Everything a fanboy could've wanted in a New Leia that was sorely needed.
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Re: Vintage Collection Wave 16 (2012 Wave 6)
« Reply #83 on: December 5, 2012, 05:16 PM »
Yeah, this was easily the second most plentiful wave of vintage figures around here this year too. The new TRU alone has restocked this exact same wave dozens of times already.

It figures we'd get more of this, and not the Tarkin wave, which to this day I have never seen on the pegs ANYWHERE.
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Re: Vintage Collection Wave 16 (2012 Wave 6)
« Reply #84 on: December 5, 2012, 11:39 PM »
Seriously though, no figure in the wave is really bad...  Jar Jar included (I prefer him to the MH one).

Sorry, as much as I hate JJ (no, not you  :-X  :-*), I think the MH version is far superior.  And I know you'll think I'm nuts for saying it, but I actually prefer the OTC Bespin Leia figure over the VC version.

It figures we'd get more of this, and not the Tarkin wave, which to this day I have never seen on the pegs ANYWHERE.

I've only seen the Tarkin wave at retail one time, and that was at a Hastings. 
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Re: Vintage Collection Wave 16 (2012 Wave 6)
« Reply #85 on: December 6, 2012, 12:29 AM »
I won't argue on the Jar Jar...  They're very different and I think both are good for different reasons.  The neck on the Vinty is odd but I prefer the extra articulation and vinyl skirt thing.

Leia you'd never convince me on that one.  She's almost a perfect Leia figure to me, which are a rarity.
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Re: Vintage Collection Wave 16 (2012 Wave 6)
« Reply #86 on: December 6, 2012, 08:01 AM »
In fairness though, the OTC one was pretty spectacular too.

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Re: Vintage Collection Wave 16 (2012 Wave 6)
« Reply #87 on: December 6, 2012, 02:41 PM »
I disagree...  The coat was nice, but I felt as a salt shaker figure she was a major letdown, plus mine has never stood, ever.  It's lack of poseability made it prone to falling and mine's always required a stand.  I really felt this new one's vastly superior.
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Re: Vintage Collection Wave 16 (2012 Wave 6)
« Reply #88 on: December 6, 2012, 05:30 PM »
I really felt this new one's vastly superior.

Even the face?  The VC version looks likes it modeled after...well...not Carrie Fisher....
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Re: Vintage Collection Wave 16 (2012 Wave 6)
« Reply #89 on: December 8, 2012, 10:59 PM »
Yeah I thought it looked actually fairly good by my standards.  Leias rarely great but I liked that one.
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