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Offline Greedo The Green Menace

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Re: EE Exclusive: Astromech 6 Pack
« Reply #105 on: August 3, 2016, 11:11 PM »
I like it, but I've always been a sucker for astromechs. And honestly, I never at any point thought this was going to be anything but astromechs so it's not like i got my hopes up for anything else. Overall though it's a really nice set, i like the droid choices, they're all pretty interesting, and i always enjoy more realistic Clone Wars figures. And yeah, the price stings, especially for me since I'm in Canada and after currency conversion and shipping it's going to hurt a lot, but it's not like I've bought much lately anyway. I don't mind paying a little extra for some fun droids if that's all i'm gonna buy for the foreseeable future, so why not right?

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Re: EE Exclusive: Astromech 6 Pack
« Reply #106 on: August 3, 2016, 11:36 PM »
A friend and I were talking about this...  he had some fairly legit reasons why he cancelled, not the least of which was simply him not being a huge CW/PT fan so like only 2 out of the set appealed to him.  I get it.  I really am like Jedipurge, in that this is stuff we've already been paying these prices for, plus free shipping, so hey, whatevs.

The pink one, I'm thankful is different from the R2-KT figure we already have...  Rebuying a droid would be beyond irksome.  It's similar enough as it is, but at least it's still very different too.  I'm happy with that.  I wish this stuff was cheaper but it isn't, and it won't be either, no matter what level of bitching comes.  Hasbro's answer to this dilemma was scrapping articulation almost completely.  I don't like that.

That said, and Jeff's been running some polls on Twitter (You can see the Twitter Feed for JD on the right side of the front page if you weren't aware), and in relation to one, I'd really like to see the line go to 07-ish levels in terms of articulation...  Be selective.  And drop prices closer to $10/figure.  It's still a hike at a decrease in "quality" in some respect, and some figures will hurt more than others (salt shaker Padme's, which I'd be fine to never buy another one), but at least we'd maybe be back on track as a line collectors and kids alike can enjoy and at prices that are at least bearable for most people.

I mean in 07 the figures were great.  Some had something you wanted, but didn't get, but you still got the figure and liked it enough ya know?  like Academy Biggs for instance.  I think of things like the Saga AT-AT Driver and DS Gunner, and man those are GOOD figures I still army build when available, and they didn't have waist articulation, ankle articulation, and they had angle-cut elbows...  They're, IMHO, pretty flawless figures though.  That as the "standard" would be fine by me.  I'd have loved it if that was as articulated as any TFA figure got, actually.

TFA, I want good figures for that movie as much as any other line... If some are lacking knees, but have good arm poseability?  Or if some have knees but the elbows are angle-cuts, and maybe no waist joint?  I'm ecstatic.  And I'd pay $10 per and buy 'em all most likely.  I'd be back into army building.

Hell I never left, I am paying $13 per and not out, I just wish I wanted the 5POA stuff more than I do, and I don't want it hardly at all.  That line just isn't my bag and this year reinforced it to me.  I haven't really cared when I can't find something.  I wanted Ackbar, and yet I don't have him, and I don't care either.  If he had elbow and wrist joints, I'd be moping though.   :-\
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Re: EE Exclusive: Astromech 6 Pack
« Reply #107 on: August 9, 2016, 05:21 PM »
I ended up canceling my order... moving into an apartment and living without a roommate for the first time around the time this set will hit, so my bills and cost of living are going to skyrocket. I'm hoping I have some cash to reorder a set when it comes time because I really do want to support the line.
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