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Re: 2013 "Mission Series" Figure 2-Packs
« Reply #60 on: June 29, 2013, 04:02 PM »
I've noticed on the Anakin, the lightsaber hilt is painted incorrectly. Instead of just the grips being black, they've paint the activation switch band black as well. Have any of these folks actually seen Star Wars?  :P
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Re: 2013 "Mission Series" Figure 2-Packs
« Reply #61 on: June 29, 2013, 04:36 PM »
Nice that they could match the orange... :(

Visor looks more squinty, not that anyone could see out of those helmets anyway.

So the heads are old swivel style, right?

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Re: 2013 "Mission Series" Figure 2-Packs
« Reply #62 on: June 30, 2013, 01:38 AM »
the neck joints are all swivel. the articulation is as basic as it gets- they even did away with the potf2-era waist swivel. theyre nicely proportioned, and the likenesses are good, but the lack of articulation is just puzzling. im not buying the "kid" logic either- I was a kid when I dropped star wars in favor of the joes.

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Re: 2013 "Mission Series" Figure 2-Packs
« Reply #63 on: June 30, 2013, 09:57 AM »
I guess they really didn't want any parts kids could tear off and lose, but don't those droids still have removable limbs?

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Re: 2013 "Mission Series" Figure 2-Packs
« Reply #64 on: June 30, 2013, 11:21 AM »
not sure. the battle droid has a removable backpack and blaster, but thats it- his neck is swivel, and his limbs dont come off. I saw r4p17 on the pegs, but i didnt think to check if it was a BAD repaint. didnt recognize vaders droid from the films, so I left him on the pegs. the mission series cardbacks feature scenes from the movies, but it looks like they just photoshopped a made-up droid onto the star destroyer scene. :P though i could be mistaken.

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Re: 2013 "Mission Series" Figure 2-Packs
« Reply #65 on: July 1, 2013, 10:15 AM »
Star Wars Mission Series Mandalore Pack (Darth Maul Obi-Wan Kenobi)

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Please be Clone Wars, please be Clone Wars, please be Clone Wars.

New Mando Legs Maul + Red Mando Armor Obi-Wan = WINNING!

Anything else is just a kick in the pants.
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Re: 2013 "Mission Series" Figure 2-Packs
« Reply #66 on: July 1, 2013, 11:56 AM »
If it is those designs, they'll still probably be 5 POA  :'(
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Re: 2013 "Mission Series" Figure 2-Packs
« Reply #67 on: July 1, 2013, 01:59 PM »
Probably, but at least for CW fans it's something.

Han and Chewbacca two pack, after all these years! (Ignores the 25th annivesary set).

R2-D2 and C-3PO

Vader vs Luke (ESB)

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Re: 2013 "Mission Series" Figure 2-Packs
« Reply #68 on: July 1, 2013, 04:20 PM »
If it is those designs, they'll still probably be 5 POA  :'(

I'll take that even, as long as they make them thin enough to look believable when I swap out some animated heads.  ;D
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Re: 2013 "Mission Series" Figure 2-Packs
« Reply #69 on: July 1, 2013, 08:31 PM »
A friend of the site mentioned Clone Wars wasn't done totally, and yes, 5 POA...  think I mentioned it somewhere around here already but I forget.  Basically CW was still a kid-focused thing to Hasbro...  At least in their minds they still view it that way.  See some collector interest, but not as much as kids liked it. :(
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Re: 2013 "Mission Series" Figure 2-Packs
« Reply #70 on: July 6, 2013, 10:00 PM »
Sounds like these and Legends sets have been found at US retail

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Re: 2013 "Mission Series" Figure 2-Packs
« Reply #71 on: July 7, 2013, 12:26 PM »
The Mission Series 2-packs had been one of the few things I was *a little* interested to see after Toy Fair.  The recent images have been somewhat lackluster.  The only single figure that I am interested in is the Seeker Droid, but the Vader in that set is frankly pretty weak.  As a result I'm not going to be rushing out to the stores to find these 2-packs.  I'll wait until they show up in some respectable numbers and THEN make a decision about whether or not I'll buy into these new minimally articulated figures.
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Re: 2013 "Mission Series" Figure 2-Packs
« Reply #72 on: July 8, 2013, 02:01 AM »
I'm kind of in the same boat as Nick...  I'm a little shocked people are this wound up to even see these, but hey whatever.  I'm just interested (and only mildly) in the droid Vader has with him and even then I'm not sure I'd pay what they want to get one figure.

Otherwise these are all poop, as are the Legends figures. 

I'm no more interested in these things hitting really than the goofy 12" figures in the green packaging.  :-\
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Re: 2013 "Mission Series" Figure 2-Packs
« Reply #73 on: July 8, 2013, 09:32 AM »
I realized waiting ends up paying off, so I rarely do store runs any more.  But this time, there's not much out there of interest for me to go hunting, which is great timing due to my move to St. Louis (and subsequently, the house).  Still, I'm sure the Vaders will be hanging and I might pick it up for the droid and give Vader to my kids.  It'll be a win-win situation.

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Re: 2013 "Mission Series" Figure 2-Packs
« Reply #74 on: July 8, 2013, 09:44 AM »
I'm kind of in the same boat as Nick...  I'm a little shocked people are this wound up to even see these, but hey whatever.  I'm just interested (and only mildly) in the droid Vader has with him and even then I'm not sure I'd pay what they want to get one figure.

I think it has more to do with collectors being antsy for ANYTHING new, Jesse.  This new figure drought has been going on for so long that I think collectors are desperate to get something new, to the point that the quality of the figures is a secondary consideration.  Speaking for myself, I know there's practically nothing out there.  But if I happen to be in Target or WalMart, reflexively I check out the action figure aisle. 

Chalk it up to collector OCD.
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