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Rancor Keeper
« on: August 26, 2014, 03:09 PM »
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Re: Rancor Keeper
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2014, 03:10 PM »
Most unwanted resculpt ever


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Re: Rancor Keeper
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2014, 04:09 PM »
Most unwanted resculpt ever


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Re: Rancor Keeper
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2014, 05:28 PM »
I am happy with the new one, but the fact they redid it was kinda goofy, yeah.  There's a lot of things they shouldn't have done, and this probably was among them.  The POTF2 does look worse though, you have to admit, and was in some ways worse than the Vintage figure ironically.  What we get with the Legacy figure is all the bells and whistles on a lard butt nobody really cares about.  At least now he's able to hug that green dude to speaks gibberish though, right?  I guess.  :-\
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Re: Rancor Keeper
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2014, 02:37 AM »
While there were a ton of more deserving figures that they could have resculpted, this was a massive improvement, so no I wouldn't consider it the "most unwanted". That would go to something that came very soon after the last and was barely an improvement (like the 2012 CW animated Anakin and Obi-Wan) or worse something that was actually a downgrade.

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Re: Rancor Keeper
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2014, 07:13 AM »
Come on, let's give the big guy some love  ;D






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Re: Rancor Keeper
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2014, 08:55 AM »
It's amazing they never resculpted Yak Face from the POTF2 version but this they do a couple of times.

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Re: Rancor Keeper
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2014, 07:32 PM »
I think a more fair comparison for why it probably was unnecessary was the POTF2 figure than the original Vintage figure...  The POTF2 would've sufficed me, personally.  Articulation's appreciated for sure, and the removable hat, but really the POTF2 didn't sell not because the figure was bad, but because the figure was boring.  So this one didn't sell likewise because it was boring, haha.  The fact it was done before just made it even more pointless was all.

Most alien upgrades I'll take all day long though.  And even most humans I'll take.  The Rancor Keeper though, he was really on my "Never care to see again" list.  There are many PT figures in that list now too, haha.
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Re: Rancor Keeper
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2014, 08:26 PM »
Nice.  Thanks for bringing this back to finish it off. My favorite feature of the last few years.

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Re: Rancor Keeper
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2014, 08:41 PM »
The fact he's been done twice is definitely a head-scratcher.

My guess would be that he was originally intended to be part of the new Rancor release and he got cut from that set due to costs - and there was no way the Luke figure was going to get cut.

So instead of throwing away the sculpt, they put him in the Build-a-Droid line with the hopes that him having a droid part would help him sell with the folks looking to complete the droid.

The newer version IS a great looking figure though...

Would definitely love to see them put that kind of effort into a new Yak Face.
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