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Re: Droid Factory returns for 2013!
« Reply #30 on: July 14, 2012, 06:37 AM »
I could seriously see Hasbro doing that just to make all of the collectors feel like, "okay well, even though this figure isn't the most exciting release, this is all we are getting this year, plus I get a BAD out of it, so I might as well buy it..."

PS - I never did get the "goldie" droid from the CW line, I would be alright with them making a realistic BAD of it.

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Re: Droid Factory returns for 2013!
« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2012, 08:50 AM »
30 + 7 BAD's does seem a little short on figures for a whole year/line.

I know, what could be worse than that?

Oh right, eighteen figures for the whole year.

Tough times for Clone Wars enthusiasts. At least you guys aren't as bad off as we are.
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Re: Droid Factory returns for 2013!
« Reply #32 on: July 14, 2012, 04:09 PM »
I would be 100% in on a Goldie...  I got her for the Black & Gold coloring alone and put her on my desk, but a realistic one would be fantastic.  I really am ok with made up astromech paintjobs even. 

How about the goofy astro's with teeth and eyes painted on them too?  I'd be into seeing those get BAD figures.  I kinda liked that idea in the toon.  Could see people doing that with their "pet".
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Re: Droid Factory returns for 2013!
« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2012, 10:12 AM »
 I noticed the "Black 3" TIE Fighter Pilot includes a new blaster reminiscent of the Vintage TIE Pilot.  ;)
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Re: Droid Factory returns for 2013!
« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2012, 02:07 PM »
That was the first thing I spotted!  Loved it.  I'm glad to have a less common army builder out on the pegs.  He, I like... Sandie, not so much.

Love having a TIE Pilot readily available too...  Out of the revenge case he went fast, and I've not got a sizable army of them yet.  I hope to nab a few.
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Re: Droid Factory returns for 2013!
« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2012, 02:29 PM »
Wave 3 predictions

Plo Koon - Clone Wars
Han Solo - Sarclacc Pit (No carbonite block included)
Obi-Wan Kenobi - Kamino Duel..the wet look!
Jango Fett - Gratutious repack...er...Kamino Duel
Clone Captain (AOTC) - vintage clone body
C-3PO - AOTC/ droid head (Arena 2-pack slight repaint)

Super Battle Droid - (arena 2 pack repaint)
Kit Fisto - (vintage with actual smilling face...new head)
Count Dooku - (arena 2 pack reissue)
Chewbacca - Boush's bounty (super articulated...maybe actual visible collar this time like its supposed to be)
Commander Gree - Clone Wars phase 1
Luke Skywalker - Jabba's Palace (deleted scene figure with new head sculpt)

Okay, too cynical...

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Re: Droid Factory returns for 2013!
« Reply #36 on: July 17, 2012, 03:29 PM »
I'd like to see a realistic Admiral Trench or Riff Tamson, especially since it doesn't look like we're getting animated ones.
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Re: Droid Factory returns for 2013!
« Reply #37 on: July 17, 2012, 06:23 PM »
I'd like to see a realistic Admiral Trench or Riff Tamson, especially since it doesn't look like we're getting animated ones.

Don't give up yet, brother! They've probably got a better shot at coming out in the animated line, and for sure they would look a lot better, so let's keep our collective fingers crossed for 2013! :)
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Re: Droid Factory returns for 2013!
« Reply #38 on: July 17, 2012, 07:25 PM »
I think we're seeing that transition out of the animated Clone Wars line to the realistic line.  And I think we'll see an interesting mix of OT, PT, Clone Wars and EU figures.  What do I think we'll get?  I've got a couple of waves worth of predictions:

WAVE 3 PREDICTION (WISH LIST)
-Obi-Wan Kenobi - Kamino duel
-Boba Fett - Attack of the Clones (softgoods poncho, Jango's helmet)
-Satele Shan - The Old Republic
-Commander Cody (Phase I armor) - The Clone Wars
-Captain Antilles - ANH
-Commander Praji - ANH
BAF - Death Star RA-7 (black)

WAVE 4 PREDICTION (WISH LIST)
-Cliegg Lars
-Count Dooku - Clone Wars
-Ven Zallow - The Old Republic
-Han Solo - Carbon Freeze Chamber
-Snowtrooper Officer - TESB
-Yoda - Force Spirit - ROTJ
BAF - White IG-88 (Cloud City)
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Re: Droid Factory returns for 2013!
« Reply #39 on: July 17, 2012, 07:44 PM »

I know, what could be worse than that?


 A line of Build A-Droid figures where there is not one "unmade" figure at all.  All resculpts.
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Re: Droid Factory returns for 2013!
« Reply #40 on: July 17, 2012, 08:28 PM »
I think we'll be getting Tey How next year since Hasbro said she's the next Neimoidian they want to make.

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Re: Droid Factory returns for 2013!
« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2012, 08:30 PM »
Realistic Trench would be cool but I think they'll flesh out mains before they start jumping into second or third tier guys.

That said, I'd love the Mando leader...  Love that guy, and think he'd make a great realistic figure with actually a minimum effort and re-use of parts and a new deco.  I got one with the hope of doing a realistic version of him using most of the animated figure, but never got around to it.
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Re: Droid Factory returns for 2013!
« Reply #42 on: July 18, 2012, 08:56 AM »
The one thing I wish Hasbro would do for the BADs is organize it.  Have 4-6 figures from one movie/cartoon/book with the BAD being from that respective source.

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Re: Droid Factory returns for 2013!
« Reply #43 on: August 12, 2012, 09:29 PM »
With Droid Factory returning, it seems worthwhile to ponder what versions of the core characters are going to get slotted into this line.  We've already seen some announcements for figures like Luke Skywalker (Yavin ceremony), Darth Vader (Bespin dinner), Arena Padme and AOTC Anakin Skywalker.  But what other versions are we likely to see?

-Obi-Wan Kenobi - You know that there's probably going to be an Obi-Wan slotted into the lineup.  There seem to be so few versions of him that have been made, though.  I'm thinking that since AOTC in 3-D *MIGHT* be coming out, a Kamino rain duel version might be the logical way to go.

-Palpatine / Darth Sidious - There do seem to be a number of possibilities here.  There are as many as 3 looks from ROTS that could be done (Office duel / Order 66 / Declaration of the Empire), as well as a definitive ROTJ Emporer with Throne.

-Yoda - A good TESB Yoda still seems like something we've yet to get.  And a Force Spirit Yoda seems like a strong contender, too.

-Leia - We just got the new Bespin gown Leia.  And we got pretty good versions of Slave Leia and Hoth Leia within the past couple of years.  I'm thinking that with the new Speeder bike coming out, a new Endor Leia with ball jointed hips might be a strong contender to be paired with that at some point.  But there's still Cloud City escape Leia which hasn't been updated in some 10 years.

-Han Solo - Where to go here?  We haven't seen an unadorned ANH Han Solo in circulation for some time now.  But it also seems like the Han Solo that's most in need of an update is a Carbon Freeze Chamber version.


So what other core character versions do you think might need an update?
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Re: Droid Factory returns for 2013!
« Reply #44 on: August 12, 2012, 10:12 PM »
-Han Solo - Where to go here?  We haven't seen an unadorned ANH Han Solo in circulation for some time now.  But it also seems like the Han Solo that's most in need of an update is a Carbon Freeze Chamber version.

My current top three for Han are...
- ANH REAL Yavin IV Ceremony Han, with correct shirt, pants, belt
- ESB Pre-Freeze Han with "frozen Han" block
- RotJ Post-Freeze Han with "melted Han" block

And I like the idea of a nice SA "rainy wet head" Kamino Obi-Wan.  Would be nice to upgrade that old deluxe version they put out in 2002.  Oh, and I think Id rather just see a really nice "regular" ANH Leia as there hasn't been a decent one of those in forever too.
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