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Re: Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights Battle Packs
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2013, 03:02 PM »
"Estimated Ship date: 12/31/2013"

Tha'ts probably not accurate. Apparently they put that as the default ship date when they're not sure when they'll be out. They had the same thing for Transformers Masterpiece Soundwave and he's starting to ship now. I imagine they'd have them out in time for Christmas, probably Oct or Nov if not sooner even.

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Re: Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights Battle Packs
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2013, 09:19 AM »
I missed the announcement of these. Kinda cool, but not a priority.
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Re: Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights Battle Packs
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2013, 10:38 AM »
There's been no official announcement, just leaked photos and now an actual store preorder listing.

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Re: Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights Battle Packs
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2013, 04:31 PM »
Yeah that's about the weirdest thing in a long time it seems...  nothing, then a store listing seems to at least confirm they're coming in some capacity, and to who, but still not a peep from Hasbro.  Like they just didn't care about this set yet it's by far one of the cooler things we've seen in a while.
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Re: Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights Battle Packs
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2013, 11:19 PM »
Maybe a Canadian exclusive?  ;) ;D

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Re: Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights Battle Packs
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2013, 10:52 AM »
Pack 2: Que-Mars Redath, Khaat Qiyn, Selig Kenjenn and Clone Captain Deviss

Did not realize until today that Selig Kenjenn is NOT from AOTC, but is instead a Hasbro figure creation of LFL employee Leeland Chee based on an illustration by Joe Corroney.

Is that a sign that we're officially running out of Arena Jedi if Hasbro is now making them up in order to finish out box sets?


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Re: Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights Battle Packs
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2013, 04:00 PM »
It's a sign that nepotism ain't just a river in France.  There are more arena Jedi, but they probably didn't want more than one female in set. Still, there's tons of EU types fans might want.

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Re: Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights Battle Packs
« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2013, 05:39 PM »
I'd dig seeing the "self-portraits" done away with...  Movie guys or generic.

Like the Endor Rebel TVC figure, they really needed to aim for screen accuracy.  As near as can be told, there's only one trench coated sergeant and Sideshow got him right... Hasbro chose to do a headsculpt that not only wasn't generic, it wasn't even accurate to one of the actual handful of troopers, and that bites.
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Re: Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights Battle Packs
« Reply #23 on: October 3, 2013, 06:55 PM »
Yakface has the details on these via Canadian TRU...  Looks like they'll be out soon and can be pre-ordered on their site for under $34...  They should be free in the U.S. then if the odd price differences stay true.
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Re: Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights Battle Packs
« Reply #24 on: October 3, 2013, 07:33 PM »
I guess I'd take them at "free".


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Re: Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights Battle Packs
« Reply #25 on: October 3, 2013, 08:09 PM »
I'm excited for those!  Jedi Army builders?  I'm in...  I'd take another round of generics even.  Mix in a new alien race we haven't gotten before in each pack and I'd love it.
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Re: Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights Battle Packs
« Reply #26 on: October 3, 2013, 10:22 PM »
Jedi are boring. I appreciate any new characters at this point, though (and most more interesting characters require more new tooling). It would be nice if they made the female green Nikto (I still want to call it Klaatu)...I think it was female, from ROTS.

Speaking of Jedi army builders. You can buy super-articulated episode one Obi-Wans from Hong Kong sellers super cheap ($2 a figure or less) , but his neck joint size doesn't seem too widely compatible with many figures.

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Re: Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights Battle Packs
« Reply #27 on: October 3, 2013, 10:55 PM »
I like the variation with these...  It adds things.  It's one of the only prequal areas I find interesting at all, at this stage of the game.  This and redone "premium" Clone Wars/ROTS Clones...  Fordo styled Clone Commanders, realistic unique Clone Wars Clones like the shinies...  Stuff like that appeals to me.  It's far better than the Clones Hasbro is putting out like the Sergeant or 41st Grey markings one they half-assed.
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Re: Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights Battle Packs
« Reply #28 on: October 4, 2013, 09:20 AM »
Was this really supposed to be a general release item?
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Re: Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights Battle Packs
« Reply #29 on: October 4, 2013, 10:09 AM »
Was this really supposed to be a general release item?

No way. These things screamed exclusive from the start.
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