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Star Wars Rebels - 5 POA Animated Style Figs
« on: October 12, 2013, 07:12 PM »
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Re: Star Wars Rebels - 5 POA Animated Style Figs
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2013, 07:16 PM »
I'm not on the take.

I stand on the ground or preferably a solid surface.

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Re: Star Wars Rebels - 5 POA Animated Style Figs
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2013, 10:13 PM »
I think the 5 POA sucks, but producing them in a style consistent with how they look on the show is the right way to go IMO. If they mesh well with the Clone Wars aesthetic, so much the better.

I think it remains to be seen what the actual show will be like. Despite ariring on Cartoon Network, Clone Wars had a lot of adult content seemingly aimed at a more mature audience. The last few seasons did not feel much like a kid show. (In a good way, but I could see them lightening things up this time around with less darker overtones)

I expect to like the show as I have enjoyed all the previous Star Wars animated fare. And I do miss collecting Star Wars stuff since the Clone Wars line ended. So I'm probably all in on these guys.
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Re: Star Wars Rebels - 5 POA Animated Style Figs
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2013, 08:23 AM »
Looks like I spoke too soon. From Imperial Shipyards' Q&A:

"The "Rebels" toyline will be somewhat stylized in the same design as the animation but will be closer to a "realistic" style than "Clone Wars" style."

So, instead of picking a particular style they just found a way to piss everyone off. WTF does "somewhat stylized" even mean? They'll kind of look like the characters from the show, but not really? No thanks.
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Re: Star Wars Rebels - 5 POA Animated Style Figs
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2013, 11:26 AM »
I think they mean the detail will be soft enough to read as animated but detailed enough to appeal to collectors. 5 POA is not an issue for me, it's all about whether the show/characters are interesting or not.

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Re: Star Wars Rebels - 5 POA Animated Style Figs
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2013, 08:11 PM »
That's interesting since JTA was reporting animated style...  Now another sites saying something VERY different?  It's possible perhaps the animation itself is far less stylized and a little more realistic?  TE concepts for that imperial officer didn't look nearly as animated as TCW.  Nor did that inquisitor.

My stance is, depending on their gear and usability, I'm probably in for at least customizing.  $6 makes that a lot easier to stomach.  I may not buy all but some, sure.

I think separation of line looks is a mistake.  I think, in a time when you're trying to include everyone to make the most, that making a line of toys animated looking and going against almost the entire modern line is asking people to pick and choose...  It's tough to want to buy into something that doesn't blend with 90% of what I have.  That said I picked and chooses TCW and will do the same here.

I'm curious to see what the final character animation looks like.  This hybrid style may make aliens and droids fit in far better than they did in TCW line.  Humans may not mesh as well still. :/
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Re: Star Wars Rebels - 5 POA Animated Style Figs
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2013, 11:30 PM »
I kinda don't like that they are going with the "black brow line blending into helmet lenses" look for the stormtroopers. It's not technically wrong, but just prefer the white gap, more like a skull, less like sunglasses.

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Re: Star Wars Rebels - 5 POA Animated Style Figs
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2013, 02:31 PM »
What is between the CW animated style vs. the more realistic main line style?  Honestly, I thought some of the aliens from the CW series fit right in with main line stuff, so not sure what a hybrid of these two would look like.  I'd prefer they mesh with the rest of the line personally.
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Re: Star Wars Rebels - 5 POA Animated Style Figs
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2013, 02:40 PM »
What is between the CW animated style vs. the more realistic main line style?  Honestly, I thought some of the aliens from the CW series fit right in with main line stuff, so not sure what a hybrid of these two would look like. 

2008 Clone Wars was a hybrid look.  Some of the later CW wave figures went more "animated" (thinking Anakin/Obi-Wan for sure) and some ended up more "realistic" like some aliens and Cad Bane.  A while back there was a great developement pic that came out.  It really highlighted how some at LFL wanted pure animated, most of Hasbro wanted realistic, and they settled inbetween.
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Re: Star Wars Rebels - 5 POA Animated Style Figs
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2013, 02:46 PM »
Yeah that was Anakin and the realistic Ani wound up being their realistic figure test sculpt iirc.
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Re: Star Wars Rebels - 5 POA Animated Style Figs
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2013, 02:50 PM »
Here was the pic from 2008.  They started off in 2008 with the Hybrid Anakin, but later Clone Wars was closer to 'Animated' Anakin, while TVC Anakin was like the 'Saga' one shown here.

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Re: Star Wars Rebels - 5 POA Animated Style Figs
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2013, 02:56 PM »
Here's another one from 2008 that basically spells out how the plan was to adjust the figures to create an animated/realistic hybrid design.


http://www.rebelscum.com/2008/TCWobiwandesign.jpg
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Re: Star Wars Rebels - 5 POA Animated Style Figs
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2013, 06:12 PM »
5 POA seems to be the way the industry is moving in an effort to bring down costs.  That, or go to the 6" scale which seems to have a greater cross-appeal with collectors who hadn't necessarily been into Star Wars.

The figure designs are going to have a tremendous impact on whether or not the 5 POA is a big deal or not.  I know that in the case of the new Saga Legends and Mission Series figures, I've been pleasantly surprised with the quality of the sculpts on those new figures.  The 5 POA is disappointing, but the high quality of the sculpting of those figures has made the limited articulation a little easier to accept.

I get the feeling we'll see a sneak peek of the first wave(s) of the Rebels line at Toy Fair.  Those figures will probably be out right before SDCC, and we'll probably see more of the line at SDCC.
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