Author Topic: Why collect prequel figures if you don't like the Prequels?  (Read 2054 times)

Offline Jesse James

  • Staff Member
  • Grand Master
  • *
  • Posts: 31252
  • Slippery When Poopy
    • View Profile
    • JediDefender.com
Re: Why collect prequel figures if you don't like the Prequels?
« Reply #30 on: September 20, 2012, 05:03 PM »
I think CT's bigger flaw was it's a technology that needed more time to improve...  The sounds and voices were neat, but garbled and not really clear.  From a kid's perspective, I imagine things like the light/sound R2 is far more entertaining and interesting than the CT's voices you could barely make out in some cases.
2011 Rebel Fleet Trooper Gets My Seal Of Approval!  But Where's The Friggin' Holster On Him!?
Jedi Defender.com Contributing Editor, Twitter @JediDefender & @Jesse_James77

Offline LandotheScoundrel

  • Jedi Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 1951
  • Now with winning smile!
    • View Profile
    • Politis Design
Re: Why collect prequel figures if you don't like the Prequels?
« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2012, 06:36 PM »
Ah, the commtech reader...what a piece of ****.

I should probably type that up for you as a "forum guest review" on our front page...  you really can't expand on it much further than that, and it's a fair and accurate assessment.

You're very welcome to!  8)
-------------------------------------------------
"Why you slimy, double-crossin' no-good swindler!"

www.politisdesign.com

Offline Force Guy

  • Jedi Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 1257
  • Nom nom nom
    • View Profile
Re: Why collect prequel figures if you don't like the Prequels?
« Reply #32 on: September 20, 2012, 09:14 PM »
Well, if there's a silver lining to the whole Commtech thing, the chips could be used as figure stands.  Plus, the Commtech Reader came with a ball chain to wear all your Commtech chips.  Not sure what the bonus is to that last part.
Binders full of astromechs...

Offline Jesse James

  • Staff Member
  • Grand Master
  • *
  • Posts: 31252
  • Slippery When Poopy
    • View Profile
    • JediDefender.com
Re: Why collect prequel figures if you don't like the Prequels?
« Reply #33 on: September 21, 2012, 01:16 AM »
I think it makes me look cool when I wear them... errr...  I mean it WOULD make me look cool, if I wore them, and stuff.  :-[
2011 Rebel Fleet Trooper Gets My Seal Of Approval!  But Where's The Friggin' Holster On Him!?
Jedi Defender.com Contributing Editor, Twitter @JediDefender & @Jesse_James77

Offline Master_Phruby

  • Jedi Master
  • *
  • Posts: 6695
  • It's for display only!
    • View Profile
Re: Why collect prequel figures if you don't like the Prequels?
« Reply #34 on: September 21, 2012, 07:28 PM »
Isn't there an app that makes your iphone look like a commtech reader?
This message brought to you by Wookiee Cookiees - "MMM... Chewie!"
Visit The Endor Express - The Ultimate Guide to Disney's Star Tours

Offline speedermike

  • Jedi Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 1816
  • He doesn't like you...
    • View Profile
    • MichaelRex.com
Re: Why collect prequel figures if you don't like the Prequels?
« Reply #35 on: September 22, 2012, 11:28 AM »
Just a thought...what if figures came with a stand that had a QR code on it.  Then you could scan it and see...maybe  a scene from a movie?  Stats about the character?  I dunno...but I think it's a great idea!
Children's Book Author and Illustrator   mikerexbooks.blogspot.com

Offline Force Guy

  • Jedi Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 1257
  • Nom nom nom
    • View Profile
Re: Why collect prequel figures if you don't like the Prequels?
« Reply #36 on: September 22, 2012, 05:23 PM »
I dunno...but I think it's a great idea!

I agree, it's an excellent idea.
Binders full of astromechs...

Offline CHEWIE

  • Jedi Sentinel
  • *
  • Posts: 14421
    • View Profile
Re: Why collect prequel figures if you don't like the Prequels?
« Reply #37 on: September 22, 2012, 06:10 PM »
I wish each figure came with some sort of usable diorama accessory... a chair, computer console, etc.

Offline Jesse James

  • Staff Member
  • Grand Master
  • *
  • Posts: 31252
  • Slippery When Poopy
    • View Profile
    • JediDefender.com
Re: Why collect prequel figures if you don't like the Prequels?
« Reply #38 on: September 23, 2012, 04:04 PM »
I like that stuff too, and that's a big reason I miss 30AC and consider that the golden age of collecting.  2007 gave us some of the cooler stuff beside a figure that we ever got.

I think those days are largely done though, outside of a larger pack format or "deluxe" stuff.
2011 Rebel Fleet Trooper Gets My Seal Of Approval!  But Where's The Friggin' Holster On Him!?
Jedi Defender.com Contributing Editor, Twitter @JediDefender & @Jesse_James77

Offline warinthefloor

  • Jedi Initiate
  • *
  • Posts: 185
    • View Profile
Re: Why collect prequel figures if you don't like the Prequels?
« Reply #39 on: September 25, 2012, 10:52 AM »
Im with you on ethe lights and sounds R2, those things are super neat, one of the only cool things to come out of Saga 2002.
I set up my battle of grassy plain last night, all of my battle droids for that scene are 1999 models, with commtechs, so I used teh other characters commstands to stand up my POTJ gungan warriors.
its pretty boss looking

Offline Scockery

  • Jedi Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 1841
    • View Profile
Re: Why collect prequel figures if you don't like the Prequels?
« Reply #40 on: September 25, 2012, 01:15 PM »
I wish light/sound R2's dome could move...not 360 degrees, but just enough.

Offline Jesse James

  • Staff Member
  • Grand Master
  • *
  • Posts: 31252
  • Slippery When Poopy
    • View Profile
    • JediDefender.com
Re: Why collect prequel figures if you don't like the Prequels?
« Reply #41 on: September 25, 2012, 01:50 PM »
Really it could be done with just metal connectors ala a flash light's twist on/off switch.  Have that start it, and it's completely doable.  Twist it another direction and it turns off.  Simple.
2011 Rebel Fleet Trooper Gets My Seal Of Approval!  But Where's The Friggin' Holster On Him!?
Jedi Defender.com Contributing Editor, Twitter @JediDefender & @Jesse_James77