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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #60 on: May 18, 2004, 04:09 PM »
I guess I sort of got my answer  :-\
Yeah I don't think its a new Bib, its hard to tell with those small pics on the poster but it looks like the same POTF2 version

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #61 on: May 18, 2004, 08:09 PM »
Yeah I don't think its a new Bib, its hard to tell with those small pics on the poster but it looks like the same POTF2 version

Agreed. Of all the figures that needed a resculpt, this one is way up there. Huge disappointment for me. Same goes for the Gamorrean Guard - it's a nice figure, but a new sculpt would have been appreciated. Ah well...

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #62 on: May 19, 2004, 04:25 PM »
Thanks for posting that CD-ROM proto. That's certainly not it. I scanned through most of the old Lukes and can't find a match. Any other ideas on where this head came from? I'm having a hard time believing it is new, but it seems to be more likely now. Or perhaps from another aborted figure?

Even though its tiny, it sure seems like a late POTF2-POTJ era look.





I'm trying to place that headsculpt

Sort of looks like this



Its definitely not the CD-ROM version


« Last Edit: May 19, 2004, 04:26 PM by Tydirium »

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #63 on: May 19, 2004, 04:31 PM »
Actually another theory:

The figure's development timeframe was around the same time as the Imperial Officer and RFT, late in POTJ. We know it went through retooling from the CD-ROM version. On this version, the facial features appear the same as the existing Saga one,  only the hair is different.

Could this be an alternate head developed from the existing "battle damaged" sculpt of Saga Bespin Luke, intended for release in a similar way to the Imperial Officer and RFT headswaps, only to not see the light of day until now?
« Last Edit: May 19, 2004, 04:32 PM by Tydirium »

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #64 on: May 19, 2004, 07:41 PM »


Another Luke Head mystery...is this a new one???
« Last Edit: May 19, 2004, 07:42 PM by OCB »

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #65 on: May 19, 2004, 07:43 PM »

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« Reply #66 on: May 19, 2004, 09:59 PM »
Looks the same to me. Maybe less white paint on the chompers for Bucky the Wonder Rebel?

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #67 on: May 20, 2004, 09:27 AM »
Well, I retract my earlier speculation that it could be the non-handstand Dagobah Luke's head on the "new" Bespin Luke. I've seen some much clearer pics and that hair's even more unkemp than the Saga Luke's.

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #68 on: May 20, 2004, 11:17 AM »
I think you've got it Ty, the teeth are not painted anymore

« Last Edit: May 20, 2004, 11:18 AM by OCB »

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #69 on: May 20, 2004, 12:09 PM »
Scott,

RE: your news nuggets on the front page about the Reb and Imp symbols.

Hasbro actually addressed this in the Insider #76 Toy Box column.

They said they simplified it for kids by switching the RED to bad guys, like Vader's saber, and the BLUE to good guys like Obi-Wan's/Luke/Anakin's saber.

I don't have it in front of me, but I can type it up later.

In fact, it was pretty amusing, the whole column was a "here's why we did this" to answer collector comments on:
- The sandcrawler getting dropped by Target after they reported in in Insider #75
- the symbol color switch/swap and why
- the slight change to safety text on the vintage repro cards (can't duplicate old card fronts exactly due to changes in safety codes/laws)

and a few other things I can't quite remember off hand...  dang work is distracting me :)

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #70 on: May 20, 2004, 12:16 PM »
Interesting, so instead of confusing the kids they confuse everyone else...Bravo 8)

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #71 on: May 21, 2004, 09:10 AM »
Another intersesting thing to point out about the OTC figures?

NO MORE JEDI MASTER POINTS.

From GalacticHunter.com's preview:
http://www.galactichunter.com/absoluteig/gallery.asp?action=viewimage&categoryid=&text=&imageid=10148&box=&shownew=on

So much for any future auctions, huh?

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #72 on: May 21, 2004, 01:50 PM »
Pics of the Biker Scout and Leia have shown up on RS and GH:

OTC Leia/BS

Once again, I quickly forget that this Leia has been rehashed 3 times in the last year, once I look at how gad dang lovely the OTC cards are. Awesome! And the Biker Scout is clean again, thank god.

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #73 on: May 21, 2004, 02:32 PM »

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #74 on: May 21, 2004, 02:33 PM »