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Re: Movie Heroes Battle Packs
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2012, 08:37 AM »
If the vintage line goes away, there you have the future of Star Wars.

Ironic, considering those battle pack figures are closer to actual vintage Kenner toys than what's on vintage style cards now.

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Re: Movie Heroes Battle Packs
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2012, 09:28 AM »
These feel very vintage-y to me. Call me crazy, but I like them. If more realistic styling/likenesses take precedent over articulation and price, I'm all for it.
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Re: Movie Heroes Battle Packs
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2012, 09:29 AM »
These fell very vintage-y to me. Call me crazy, but I like them. If more realistic styling/likenesses take precedent over articulation and price, I'm all for it.
AGreed...I saw Luke's hair and it screamed Vintage...I might get the Bespin one

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Re: Movie Heroes Battle Packs
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2012, 09:44 AM »
These fell very vintage-y to me. Call me crazy, but I like them. If more realistic styling/likenesses take precedent over articulation and price, I'm all for it.

Then the Emperor has already won...

(I had to say it.)

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Re: Movie Heroes Battle Packs
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2012, 09:47 AM »
These fell very vintage-y to me. Call me crazy, but I like them. If more realistic styling/likenesses take precedent over articulation and price, I'm all for it.

Then the Emperor has already won...

(I had to say it.)

Don't get me wrong if (doubtful) this is the future of SW figures at the current pricepoint, this is my jumping off point.
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Re: Movie Heroes Battle Packs
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2012, 10:22 AM »
Those suck balls.

Yeah... pretty much.  Unless they have some sort of revolutionary hidden joints, they look like 5 POA 1995 classic figures.  Looking at the way the jedi legs look in the Naboo set, I think the folks saying "Kenner homage" are probably on to something. 

Like JJ said - giant step backwards IMHO.  Definite pass for me.  :(
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Re: Movie Heroes Battle Packs
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2012, 10:29 AM »
These fell very vintage-y to me. Call me crazy, but I like them. If more realistic styling/likenesses take precedent over articulation and price, I'm all for it.

Your crazy.
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There things are truely awful. They are nothing like vintage figures at all. This is worst then painting a strip on a clone and putting it in a clam shell for three times the price. We need to start a boycott on Hasbro stuff if this is what they are going to give us. Stupid Hasbro crap.
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Re: Movie Heroes Battle Packs
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2012, 11:02 AM »
Remember when BP's were $20 and you got five figures?

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Re: Movie Heroes Battle Packs
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2012, 11:05 AM »
Remember when BP's were $20 and you got five figures?

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Re: Movie Heroes Battle Packs
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2012, 11:10 AM »
I think Hasbro has been watching Mattel too closely with their Green Lantern and Batman lines. Their 1/18th stuff was just as putrid as these.

I echo the wasted tooling comments here, that's 6 figure tools flushed (Since these are simpler sculpts figure 3 as the tooling for these are not intense.)They should have just repacked the 1999 Obi, Qui and Maul, outside of the head sculpts they appear to have been better executed. If the new head sculpts are swappable that might be the only grace but then you are left with the bodies which cannot even be used for customs.
I would have loved a bloodied Luke and would have bought the set for him alone. And what the hell is up with the size of Bigga Fett? The one time I wanted repacks with slight mods and they churn this out.

I agree with the sense that they were truly going for a Vintage feel as an experiment with these....

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Re: Movie Heroes Battle Packs
« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2012, 11:48 AM »
These feel very vintage-y to me. Call me crazy, but I like them. If more realistic styling/likenesses take precedent over articulation and price, I'm all for it.

I guess I am a member of the crazy group, since I like these sets as well. The sculpts do look very good despite the sub-par articulation, and the figures are probably a great deal sturdier than their super articulated counterparts. The sets are not a bad deal for $20, and I'll definitely pick up both if I see them on sale.

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Re: Movie Heroes Battle Packs
« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2012, 11:51 AM »
yuck.

This is the same thingy Hasbro is doing in the GI Joe line with the drivers packed in with the vehicles for the retaliation line

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Re: Movie Heroes Battle Packs
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2012, 11:54 AM »
The Naboo pack... slightly more appealing only because of character choice. What in the hell is up with the hip articulation?

Oooh, someone's been reading my notes on hip articulation!  I hope they can actually sit and fit in vehicles.  These might be fun.
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Re: Movie Heroes Battle Packs
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2012, 12:42 PM »
Remember when BP's were $20 and you got five figures?

... or four figures and a Taun Taun!


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Re: Movie Heroes Battle Packs
« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2012, 01:33 PM »
By modern prices that Hoth Battle set would be $50.

That Fett might look bigger than he really is because of 3 seperate images photoshopped together.
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