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Star Destroyer Wave
« on: December 15, 2003, 11:42 AM »
Any idea when Hasbro will show us pics of the Star Destroyer wave? Is it usually done on a Friday? I can't remember if the past ones were done on Fridays, and what time of the month.

I'm eagerly anticipating this one!  ;)
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Re: Revealing the Star Destroyer Wave?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2003, 11:58 AM »
I'm not 100 percent sure, but I think that "normally" Hasbro does their updates with new figures on Wednesdays, usually towards the end of each month.  I was thinking they might do it this Wednesday, since the next two are Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.  Here's hoping at least, I'm ready to see some more previews :), and maybe see confirmation of the next wave they will show.  Who knows?

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Re: Revealing the Star Destroyer Wave?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2003, 07:11 PM »
Yeah, Brian's right.  Usually Wednesdays updates from Hasbro.  They even stated that at San Diego Comic Con - to check their sites for Wednesday updates...

Hopefully this week will have a few surprises in store for us!  If not, I can be patient though...  Would make for a great Christmas Eve gift to the fans though, wouldn't it?!   8)

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Re: Revealing the Star Destroyer Wave?
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2003, 10:06 AM »
Cool, thanks guys. I couldn't remember if it was Wednesday or Friday. My fingers are crossed for tomorrow, because Christmas Eve I'll be way too busy wrapping and cleaning for company.
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Re: Star Destroyer Wave?
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2003, 04:03 PM »
Pics are up.

Ozzel is...ummmmm not that bad,but not that good.
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Re: Star Destroyer Wave
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2003, 04:35 PM »
Count me as one who said we didn't "need" a new version of Bossk...I guess I feel more like there are many more characters which deserve resculpt treatment first

This new version is spectacular

Dengar looks amazing, a great figure, great likeness and finally a backpack!

Ozzel's tunic (and head) look really off, should be a lot darker.  Still full of customizing goodness for more inperial officers, me likee the body sculpt.

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Re: Star Destroyer Wave
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2003, 04:36 PM »
On second thought Ozzel is pretty nice.But the other two,WOW!Those look real nice!


Ok,I've come full circle,I now love the ozzel sculpt(I just thought of atleast 20 customs)
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Re: Star Destroyer Wave
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2003, 05:18 PM »
Well, I think they all look good, but I'm still puzzled as to why they redid the bounty hunters ???  Sure, important, fan favorites, etc.   But....why?  

Bossk IS amazing, particularly since I have a vintage figure here at work right now that looks kind of crappy.  Dengar is pretty good too and being able to hold the gun properly is a vast improvement.  Ozzel is not that bad, IMO.  A little off, but so many of the human sculpts are.
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Re: Star Destroyer Wave
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2003, 05:42 PM »
Look like a great wave.

Ozzel = Custom Imps. :)
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Re: Star Destroyer Wave
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2003, 05:47 PM »
I will take Ozzel because this is the only time we'll ever get one.  I don't know I am not all that blown away by Bossk and Dengar.  I think they look great but I don't know if I will get those right away when I see them.  

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Re: Star Destroyer Wave
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2003, 06:08 PM »
I think Dengar and Bossk look fantastic... Ozzel is off, by a lot, but I will probably pick up a couple of Ozzels and maybe Dengar. No Bossk needed.

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Re: Star Destroyer Wave
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2003, 06:17 PM »
I like Ozzel, and I like Dengar.  Ozzel with choking articulation is sweet!  I can see a custom Captain Needa in myfuture.

I'll als admit, I like this Bossk.  However, I'm still of the opinion  that if there was going to be another Bounty Hunter resculpt in this wave, it should have been 4-LOM.  The POTF2 Bossk has held up much better over time than the POTF2 4-LOM.  
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Re: Star Destroyer Wave
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2003, 06:26 PM »
Hmmm, a mixed opinion here...

-Dengar...  Nice pose, and looks like he'll look ok standing around holding his rifle by the barrell with the stock on the ground, but...  I'm a bit curious to see the articulation here.  Considering what Hasbro's capable of, if that figure's arms aren't articulated anymore than at the shoulders I'll be a little disappointed by him.  He's better than his previous figure, but I hope his arms aren't stuck like that is all.  At least wrist articulation maybe...  

-Bossk...  Why do I like Trandoshans?  Because they gets alllllllll da ladies.  Yes, that's right they do!  And this figure looks ok.  Again, some better articulation would be nice, and this figure doesn't appear to have a LOT different, though it looks like his arms are separated at the flight suit and maybe swivel around...  I'll have my Bossk in a "Whipping the middle claw" pose immediately if that's the case.  Also, given that Gold leader has the separate leg straps, why doesn't Bossk appear to have them?  They look a lot better than molded to the leg I thought.  Oh well.

-Ozzel...  Is that Hitler?  It was in Last Crusade, but he's pulling off a nice Hitler here too it seems.  

My initial thoughts are that I like the fact I'm getting a GREAT customizing figure, I mean that's a good generic Imperial Officer sculpt with some seemingly nicely articulated arms.  At least better than average, maybe not "Nice!" I guess.  And I'm holding out hope his hat maybe comes off?  It looks almost separate?  Be nice to have that on an Impy for headswaps of figures.

The blaster's odd, I'd rather he had a Star Destroyer bridge console personally....  No leg articulation is just "Eh" to me too, though he didn't need it...  Still, it'd be neat to have it, ya know?  The two things I really feel are bad on that (obvious) hand painted prototype is the color of the uniform, and the the lack of a pot-bellie.  He's great custom fodder, but I believe Ozzel wasn't in the best of shape for his finely cut uniform, ya know what I am sayin'?  One too many Heinekin's in the officer's lounge me thinks!

As for the Imp Officer color debate, I think this one will rage on like Hoth Han's coat.

To me, the Imperial Officers wear grey...  Not as light grey as the Piett figure, and not that olive drab shade of Motti and Tarkin.  To me, the Piett's closer to accurate than the other two.  In the film, Tarkin's uniform (In the right light) looks as grey as Piett and gang in ESB...  As does Motti and everyone else.  

Everything I've ever read about how the uniform designs came about and such states that Imperials were to wear grey and black...  Even Wulf Yularren's uniform was to be a very VERY light grey, not white (Like many assume).  And no greens were ever used in producing the uniforms.  

I think Tarkin, Motti, and now Ozzel (And any other officer in the similar uniform) should be made a single shade of grey, preferably that of Piett's uniform as it is in the films, and leave it at that...  I think the whole "They're wearing green!" thing that many cry out is just a trick the cameras and lighting played though.  

I've seen photos of Tarkin's real uniform from the movies, and it's definitely not green at all.

Also, production notes said the uniform was to be the same color as the uniforms of German field marshals...  They wore grey, not green, so once again the "facts" as it were point toward Tarkin wearing grey but the figures coming out wrong.  

Ozzel, I'm hoping, will be more properly greyed by the time his production pieces are shown somewhere.  That's definitely a hand painted figure so hope still is there for a better color.

Edited to fix my lack of bolding the names.  Otherwise that just looks like a mess of letters sorta. :(
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Re: Star Destroyer Wave
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2003, 06:32 PM »
This wave is not as exciting as some of the previous ones, but still, these are all good figures.  

Bossk I don't know was necessary, but Hasbro has crafted a figure superior to the still great POTF2 version.  I'll wait to decide on him until I see him in the stores.

Dengar is much needed, however, and looks good.  Not "Oh my god!" great, but good.  And he has a backpack.

Ozzel is boring to me, like Dodonna or Capt. Antillies, but I'm glad he's being made and like Jesse said he will give birth to armies of Imp. officer customs.