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Offline Jim

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Are these figs considered new or re-releases?
« on: January 21, 2005, 07:27 PM »
I am in the process of setting up my figs in order of release and was curious on the following figs:

SAGA Ki-Adi Mundi (same as EP1 fig)
HOF, OTC R2-D2 (same as Naboo escape EP1 fig)
OTC Vader Hoth (same as POTJ Emperors Wrath fig)
SAGA Yoda Jedi Council (same as EP1 fig)

Would you consider these figs to be no more than just repaints similar to the OTC Gamorrean Guard, OTC Bib Fortuna, OTC Tusken, OTC Jawas?

I am trying to eliminate duplicate figs in my lineup.  The Yoda and R2-D2 are in my mind the same figs, but the Vader and Mundi fig have me puzzled.

On a side similar note.  Will Hasbro count some of these re-releases in the OTC and SAGA line as part of the process to reach the 500th Vader fig?  Since they are numbered?  If so the total figure count will be way off with re-releases and repaints.   
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Re: Are these figs considered new or re-releases?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2005, 07:32 PM »
Most of those are in fact repaints.  The SAGA Ki-Adi Mundi has an additional bit of articulation as well as the different lightsaber & blast effect.  Also, I do consider the Hoth Darth Vader to be more of a re-release of the Imperial Forces 4-pack Vader.  This figure was signifigantly changed from the POTJ Emporer's Wrath figure, so I do regard them differently.  But most of the rest are really just repaints.
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Re: Are these figs considered new or re-releases?
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2005, 12:11 PM »
Like Nick said, the Saga Ki-Adi Mundi is the most different of the four as far as sculpting goes.  His right arm is articulated at the elbow (bending at a 90 degree angle) and he has a magnet in his right hand, but other than a new paint wash, and the blue lightsaber and blast effect, it's the same as the Episode I figure.

OTC/HOF R2 is just a "clean" version of the Naboo Escape POTJ R2 figure, much in the same way that there is a "clean" and "dirty" version of the Biker Scout from POTJ.  Nothing more, nothing less.

The Saga Yoda (Jedi Council) is the exact same figure as the Episode I version with a magnet in his hand and a lightsaber.  There is a very different paint job (I suppose to obscure the "that Yoda doesn't look like Yoda at all" TPM puppet sculpt) but otherwise it's the same figure.  Complete waste of plastic.

Again, as Nick said, the Hoth Vader is a reissue of the Imperial Forces Vader, which was, in turn, a "solid" version of the POTJ Emperor's Wrath figure.  I actually think that the IF version works well as a generic Vader figure, myself, and the Hoth version is one of the few repaints that I actually wanted to pick up (naturally, I never saw it at retail, and with the clearance sales on OTC, I probably won't at this point).  Having looked at it though, if you have the IF 4-pack, you probably could pass on the Hoth version.

Since we're on the subject of repaints, can someone who has the Naboo Final Conflict TRU four pack tell me what sculpt the Battle Droid is based on?  I haven't picked it up yet (and due to money woes, I probably will wait for a clearance), and was just curious which well Hasbro went back to this time around.

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Re: Are these figs considered new or re-releases?
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2005, 03:48 PM »
Since we're on the subject of repaints, can someone who has the Naboo Final Conflict TRU four pack tell me what sculpt the Battle Droid is based on?  I haven't picked it up yet (and due to money woes, I probably will wait for a clearance), and was just curious which well Hasbro went back to this time around.

Looking at it closely it seems to be the version from the Clone Wars 3-Pack (Super Battle Droid, Destroyer and Battle Droid).  Two differences being the color and the fact that the Naboo 4-pack version is not a two piece magnetically held together version.  So it appears to be kit bashed version which makes it quite different than any other ones out there. 

Thanks for the input on the other figs.