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Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« Reply #285 on: July 20, 2004, 10:13 PM »
Hyperspace members can check out Chewie, Stormie, R2 and Boba Fett!!!

http://www.starwars.com/hyperspace/member/kessel/f20040720/index.html

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Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« Reply #286 on: July 20, 2004, 10:32 PM »
Whoa.  

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Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« Reply #287 on: July 20, 2004, 10:38 PM »
ehhh. chewie looks okay, r2 looks... like r2, stormie - not impressed. fett - yeah, he looks great. but i'm not impressed overall with these  :(

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Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« Reply #288 on: July 20, 2004, 10:48 PM »
Bleeping renewal fees!  >:(
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Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« Reply #289 on: July 20, 2004, 11:14 PM »
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Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« Reply #290 on: July 20, 2004, 11:21 PM »
I hate not having hyperspace...

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Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« Reply #291 on: July 20, 2004, 11:57 PM »
I hate not having hyperspace...

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Ditto.

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Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« Reply #292 on: July 21, 2004, 12:05 AM »
I think fett looks the best of the 3.  Not to impressed with Chewbacca and R2-D2.

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Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« Reply #293 on: July 21, 2004, 12:43 AM »
Agreed, Chewie is a bit underwhelming and so is R2.  The R2 pic is a tad bit wonky, be nice to see more pics tomorrow

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Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« Reply #294 on: July 21, 2004, 12:50 AM »
**** Hyperspace.

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Besides, Hasbro will be showing the pics soon anyway.

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Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« Reply #295 on: July 21, 2004, 02:54 AM »
I like Fett, he might deliver the goods. Chewie looks like a great generic ROTJ version of the character, which is highly welcome. R2 looks as underwhelming as I had ever imagined, but there's nothing wrong with him.

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Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« Reply #296 on: July 21, 2004, 10:43 AM »


No knee articulation >:(


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« Reply #297 on: July 21, 2004, 11:27 AM »
Hasbro has (finally) updated with their feature on the VOTC C-3PO.  The figure looks pretty nice, but unfortunately is not nearly as articulated as we had hoped (neck, shoulders, hips)

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Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« Reply #298 on: July 21, 2004, 06:21 PM »
You know, I'm really disappointed in the Threepio now that it is known he only has less than standard articulation.  I was under the impression that the VOTC figures were supposed to represent the "ultimate" versions of these characters, and so far, it looks as if Han and Leia are the only ones that truly fit this bill.

The fact that Obi-Wan does not have the same type of elbow articulation as Han and Leia (considering he should need it more than either of those two since he holds his weapon with both hands) was upsetting and the lack of knee articulation just made it worse.  It looks as if Vader has the standard cut biceps (as does Lando for that matter) and that kind of disappoints me too.  But for a Threepio figure to have less than standard articulation is really ticking me off at the moment.  If they were going to pull this, they should have made it a removable limbs version (with a decent backpack for Chewbacca to carry him in) and put it on a real ESB card (not that the one they are using isn't real, but you know what I mean).  But no, Hasbro proves that they will cut every corner they possibly can, even when it is on a product being pushed as the high-end of the action figure spectrum.

At this point (and some of you can confirm or deny this, as I don't and will not ever pay LFL for access to a website), I am fully expecting the VOTC R2 to have a crappy metalized dome and a third leg that doesn't even retract.  After seeing the "new" Cantina three pack today, I really hope this line dies within a year after Episode III.  Give me the main characters and vehicles, a good assortment of background characters and aliens, and let it die Hasbro.  You obviously don't care enough to put any effort into the stuff anymore, so give it up already.  

Oh, and yes, I'm in a really bad mood today, none of which has to do with SW toys.  They are just a safe and convenient outlet for my hostility. >:(

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Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« Reply #299 on: July 21, 2004, 09:15 PM »
To be honest, this whole OTC does stink of Hasbro finally admitting they don't have anything else in mind until Ep. III. They're finally giving us the cardback we've wanted since 1995, and they think they're offering the best-ever versions of the main characters, but I have to say, since I've opened my three VOTC figures, I can't ******* believe I paid $11 a crack for these. And only to have them arrive damaged, no less. ::)

Not to mention repacks of figures that were **** in 1997.
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