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Re: Target "Darth Maul Returns" Battle Pack
« Reply #1 on: May 9, 2012, 07:13 PM »
So Mother Talzin is a generically named Nightsister?

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Re: Target "Darth Maul Returns" Battle Pack
« Reply #2 on: May 9, 2012, 07:39 PM »
I guess so...

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Re: Target "Darth Maul Returns" Battle Pack
« Reply #3 on: May 9, 2012, 08:29 PM »
Although at Yak, they are saying it's based on a nightsister game piece and it's not Talzin (Jayson's awesome with detail, so I trust him).  Unfortunately, there aren't any other nightsisters that look like Talzin in the Maul Return episodes.   :-\  I guess that means that Hasbro can retool/paint it a bit to be Talzin on a card.

And what is that red flare piece on Maul's saber?  I can't tell.

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Re: Target "Darth Maul Returns" Battle Pack
« Reply #4 on: May 9, 2012, 08:30 PM »
If that's Talzin, that's a poor version of her.  If that's a generic CW Nightsister... it's funny how you get everything you want and nothing in the same shot.  A for effort, D for execution.  Wow.  Either Maul is coming on the card and this set both, or the carded line is trouble.  Thoughts?

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Re: Target "Darth Maul Returns" Battle Pack
« Reply #5 on: May 9, 2012, 08:41 PM »
A good battlepack?  Perish the thought.
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Re: Target "Darth Maul Returns" Battle Pack
« Reply #6 on: May 9, 2012, 08:50 PM »
I think it is Talzin and Hasbro didn't want to put the "Mother" on an evil looking action figure - if they did mommies wouldn't buy this pack for the kiddies.

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Re: Target "Darth Maul Returns" Battle Pack
« Reply #7 on: May 9, 2012, 09:09 PM »
And what is that red flare piece on Maul's saber?  I can't tell.

My guess is it is same "action feature" pack-in (akin to the lame disk launchers that come with the new Anakin and Ahsoka) that allows the lightsaber to "spin".  ::)
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Re: Target "Darth Maul Returns" Battle Pack
« Reply #8 on: May 9, 2012, 09:12 PM »
Why a Target exclusive? It seems like they could sell the *censored* out of this set at mass release?

Looks good...on initial reaction, but...

No normal weapon for Opress. I never got saw the carded release last year.

I see cut elbows on Nightsister.

Maul's articulation will probably disappoint. Too small to make out, but he may not have elbows.

Will this Maul even see a single card release this year? I'm doubting it.  I wouldn't hold my breath for a true Talzin figure.
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Re: Target "Darth Maul Returns" Battle Pack
« Reply #9 on: May 9, 2012, 09:18 PM »
Just in time for mother's day. And since it is a battle pack it should be possible to find it eventually.

Great figure selection though. Maybe this explains why shirtless Savage was carried forward instead of armored savage.

Can't wait!

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Re: Target "Darth Maul Returns" Battle Pack
« Reply #10 on: May 9, 2012, 09:20 PM »
Why a Target exclusive? It seems like they could sell the *censored* out of this set at mass release?

Looks good...on initial reaction, but...

No normal weapon for Opress. I never got saw the carded release last year.

I see cut elbows on Nightsister.

Maul's articulation will probably disappoint. Too small to make out, but he may not have elbows.

Will this Maul even see a single card release this year? I'm doubting it.  I wouldn't hold my breath for a true Talzin figure.

Cyborg Maul is coming to the basic figures collection this year.
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Re: Target "Darth Maul Returns" Battle Pack
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2012, 12:20 AM »
Wow.

Kind of agree it is simultaneously gratifying and disappointing. The Maul looks good enough, but let's not kid ourselves, that is Mother Talzin, you know it, I know it, Hasbro knows it. Ain't no other Nightsisters look like that. That is some weak sauce.  I simply do not get the aversion to naming characters, like Keeli.

I take it that was not something ever hinted out as far as their line-up for Clone Wars this year? Like a bonus to what we already know is coming, which I believe is 1 more Deluxe set and 1 more figure TBA?

Any hints as to when this would be coming out? i hope it does sell like a MF'er and someone at Hasbro realizes, "hey, we can make some money off this line after all", and maybe even decide to make more villains, or gasp, GIRLZ!

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Re: Target "Darth Maul Returns" Battle Pack
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2012, 01:20 AM »
I see cut elbows on Nightsister.

Maul's articulation will probably disappoint. Too small to make out, but he may not have elbows.

Agree on Maul, but I think Nightsister has ball jointed elbows possibly.
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Re: Target "Darth Maul Returns" Battle Pack
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2012, 07:52 AM »
I'm quite surprised to see this "Talzin" appear in the sub-line, since Hasbro has stated on several occasions that they do not like to make female antagonists.  And, like someone already said, this is close enough to Talzin to just piss off some fans of the character.  I, for one, would have preferred for Hasbro to make her look exactly as she appeared on the show.  But since I never cared for this character anyway, I'm not sweating it too much.  Also, I was able to get armored Savage at Target back in November, so I will be getting this pack only for the Maul figure.  And if Maul happens to be released on a basic card later in the year, I will feel as though I wasted my money on this set.

So, this Battle Pack is a mixed bag for me.

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Re: Target "Darth Maul Returns" Battle Pack
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2012, 07:55 AM »
And if Maul happens to be released on a basic card later in the year, I will feel as though I wasted my money on this set.

I believe Jayson from Yakface said that Maul would be released on a card.