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Re: Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2004, 06:59 PM »
Found this set today at TRU. I passed on it since the only somewhat new figure is the Han.
The only difference I cold tell from the rest is that Barada's headband is Green instead of Yellow and the weapons are Blak instead of the Copper Color
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Re: Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2004, 09:52 PM »
Crap, ya' beat me to it David!  I thought I was the first person in the country to find this set today...   :P  My local TRU had 6 of them just staring at me.  Picked me up a couple, 'cause, well...  'Cause I HAVE to.  That's why.   :-[

Yeah, not much different, aside from the Han.  The Nikto looks like he's colored a tad differently, but I'd have to pull out my old Cinema Scene to confirm that.  Maybe later...

But they're officially out there now, if you're looking for 'em.

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Re: Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2004, 04:13 AM »
Do the figures look like they're made of any better quality materials than the CS? They had a very cheap glossy look about them. Is this set any better?

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Re: Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2004, 04:29 AM »
They might be from a slightly better plastic this time around, as they don't have the cheap glossy look to them this time.  Or perhaps it's just a different type of paint/finish.  I dunno.  But maybe you can see for yourself when you're up this way tomorrow J.  Hopefully they've still got a few over there.

I pulled out my old Cinema Scene (which was astonishingly accessible) to compare the Skiff Guard figures, and from what I can tell, David and I already pointed out the two most noticeable differences.  Barada's bandana is pretty much the same color of his face - a darker green, and not the orange/red color of the original.  His whole face is much darker (green) all over this time too, not a nice wash like before.

And the Nikto's face that I pointed out is much greener all over too, so it looks quite a bit different than the original, which had more of a peach colored face.  This one also has a black Vibro-axe thingy, instead of the dark brown/gold one he had the first time around.  That's the only difference in the weapons.

The figure's pictures on the back of the box are actually of the ones from the Cinema Scene (at least paint-wise, on Nikto and Barada).  Strange.  I think the originals definitely looked better for those two guys...

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Re: Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2004, 11:16 PM »
Found it tonight.  It's okay, but I would've rather gotten the Han Solo as a basic figure rather than spend $20 to get that and some other stuff I already have.
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Re: Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2004, 05:39 PM »
Is the Han really that decent though Nick?  It's looked really bad in images I've seen.

This is the first posts I've noticed of anyone finding this set...  I'll have to keep my eyes peeled.  Still unsure about buying it but if the Han's decent enough I'd bite.
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Re: Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2004, 02:13 PM »
Saw this at TRU yesterday and I don't think the Han is as bad as the online pics look IMO.  He's actually failry decent, not decent enought to warrant $20 but he's decent enough that I may pick one up down the road sometime (clearance or trade)

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Re: Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2004, 07:07 PM »
Hmmm

I'm miffed at the inaccurate shirt still...  I may hold off a long time, just to see what comes of this set as far as clearances.  I'd rather wait on Hasbro to either make an accurate carded figure or to do it myself eventually than to pay the $20 for it if it's still inaccurate.

At least it's not as bad as those online images implied though.  Yikes that was an oogly figure.
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Re: Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack
« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2004, 10:32 PM »
found this the other day at t.r.u. and had to pass on it. these new 4-packs that hasblow is creating kinda suck. i haven't bought the last 2, maybe 3 of them, just 'cause they suck. and i usually don't pass on much stuff. i can probably count the number of things i've passed on with one hand.

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Re: Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2004, 11:47 AM »
Is the Han really that decent though Nick?  It's looked really bad in images I've seen.

This is the first posts I've noticed of anyone finding this set...  I'll have to keep my eyes peeled.  Still unsure about buying it but if the Han's decent enough I'd bite.

The head sculpt appears to be the same as the POTJ Han Solo-Bespin Capture.  It's a reasonably good Han Solo, but it isn't worth $20.
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Re: Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack
« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2004, 12:10 PM »
I've seen it, I've looked at it, I've passed on it. Enough said.
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Re: Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack
« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2004, 01:57 PM »
these new 4-packs that hasblow is creating kinda suck.

Kinda? You're being generous.

I'll be praying for those of you who have to buy these things, because I don't think we'll see them getting much better anytime soon.