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Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights Battle Packs
« on: July 24, 2013, 12:20 AM »
YodasNews reveals a couple pretty cool Jedi Knight builder sets. Weird that these are obviously collector focused packs but in the Vader line look. I imagine these will be some exclusive - my first guess, Target

Pack 1: Sephjet Josall, Sarrissa Jeng, Roan Shryne and Clone Commander Ponds

Pack 2: Que-Mars Redath, Khaat Qiyn, Selig Kenjenn and Clone Captain Deviss
« Last Edit: July 24, 2013, 12:22 AM by Jayson »
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Re: Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights Battle Packs
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2013, 12:30 AM »
pure awesome!  these Battle Packs blow up my AOTC wishlist here on JD.com.  Will I need to go tweak it? lol

update:  seriously just checked - these packs knock off my top 4 I wanted from this movie - thanks Hasbro!  Now why didnt you show us these at SDCC???
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Re: Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights Battle Packs
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2013, 01:23 AM »
I'm leaning towards TRU only because of the figure count but I was thinking how well these tied to Targets 2-packs too Jayson.  Outstanding sets!
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Re: Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights Battle Packs
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2013, 06:15 AM »
These look pretty awesome!  And I think it's the right way to present these particular Jedi.  On their own, I think they would have the potential to pegwarm.  But in this kind of multipack, I think it's going to get more potential interest.  And this definitely knocks some characters off of my AOTC wants list!
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Re: Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights Battle Packs
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2013, 06:43 AM »
Count me in for one of each! Great sets.

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Re: Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights Battle Packs
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2013, 09:34 AM »
Finally that girl with the braids. Reissuing old Clone Trooper officers as EU characters is a bit cheap, I see a strange black stripe on Deviss's "nose" (Does it make sense that the Target Vader pack aimed at kids has the new Shock Trooper, but these sets use the older clone mold?)

Missed opportunity to make a realistic CW Ponds, scene accuracy be damned.

It's nice to see obscure character sets like this, but it also reminds me of how boring the Jedi are to me, especially random human ones. 

How many Weequay Jedi were there?
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Re: Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights Battle Packs
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2013, 10:14 AM »
This is nice to get some background characters out of the way.  There were only 2 Weequay Jedi as far as I know.

Now, couldn't they get us some packs like this with Cantina/Tatooine characters?

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Re: Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights Battle Packs
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2013, 11:01 AM »
Now, couldn't they get us some packs like this with Cantina/Tatooine characters?
+100...you really mean to tell me that you think you can sell these better than a set with like 8 Cantina Aliens and 8 Jabba Goons?


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Re: Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights Battle Packs
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2013, 11:10 AM »
I'll buy these, but not overly impressed with them.  I need two more clones like I need a hard slap in the face.  Some of the Jedi look cool, but I hate mixed packs of hard goods and soft goods.  Give them all cloth, or don't give them any - looks dumb mixed together.  It would also be nice to see some other aliens in there.  Apparently the Jedi were 95% human, 4% weequay and 1% other. 
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Re: Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights Battle Packs
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2013, 11:28 AM »
I am glad these are coming out and we can get these out of the way, but human Jedi are a little boring and have about the same screen time yet less appeal than that 15th Cantina alien.

Justin, there are definitely more alien Jedi, they've been released (and re-released) already: Yoda, Kit Fisto, Aayla, Nikto, other Weequay, Luminara, Shaaki Ti, Barriss Offee, Pablo Jill, alien padawan... to name a few.

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Re: Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights Battle Packs
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2013, 12:06 PM »
I know.  I was exaggerating.
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Re: Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights Battle Packs
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2013, 02:59 PM »
I think aliens are more appealing as single figures...  I think that's why these are as they are and few aliens Are in the sets.  Army building is still on hasbros radar, a lot.  I think cantina aliens or jp aliens are much more appealing single carded.  Though I could see a set of human goons for Jabba like these. :)
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Re: Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights Battle Packs
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2013, 03:10 PM »
Now, couldn't they get us some packs like this with Cantina/Tatooine characters?

Totally agree with that... also I'm not sure if you saw the mockups that "localgotal" made but they would be great for this format... at least I think so.

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Re: Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights Battle Packs
« Reply #13 on: August 9, 2013, 07:02 PM »
I just saw these posted on TRU Canada for pre-order. i guess they're TRU exclusives then? I imagine they'll pop up on the US store before long.

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Re: Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights Battle Packs
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2013, 12:02 AM »
"Estimated Ship date: 12/31/2013"