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Re: Greivous Wheelbike
« Reply #15 on: February 8, 2005, 08:12 AM »
Eh, it was ok for Comedy Central so I'm not gonna complain unless the powers that be tell me otherwise.

Good score on the pic.  I can only fathom Greivous cruising in similar style.  I'd be horribly disappointed in E3, but at the same time I know I'd not be the only one laughing his ass off in the theater.
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Re: Greivous Wheelbike
« Reply #16 on: February 8, 2005, 09:15 AM »
Ah yes, the IT. Quite the wheel bike it is.   ;D

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Re: Greivous Wheelbike
« Reply #17 on: February 8, 2005, 01:26 PM »


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Re: Greivous Wheelbike
« Reply #18 on: February 8, 2005, 05:19 PM »
Hmmm.... Actually doesn't look all that bad. I agree though about Grievous being an inadvertant army builder. :)

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Re: Greivous Wheelbike
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2005, 11:14 AM »
I think they kinda cheaped out on the Grievous figure here with the paint details... but I guess that's to be expected in a pack in figure.   ::)

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Re: Greivous Wheelbike
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2005, 11:23 AM »
I think they kinda cheaped out on the Grievous figure here with the paint details... but I guess that's to be expected in a pack in figure.   ::)

And fine with me, because as others have pointed out, we are already getting Preview Grievous, III-09 Grievous, III-36 Cloaked Grievous, DLX Lightsaber Attack Grievous, etc - plenty of "good" Generals to go around.

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Re: Greivous Wheelbike
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2005, 02:15 PM »
Hopefully some of the other better painted ones can sit down fine on the Wheelbike like this one can.   :)

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Re: Greivous Wheelbike
« Reply #22 on: March 7, 2005, 11:50 AM »
With a bunch of people finding this vehicle this weekend, I thought I'd better bump this thread so people have a place to post pictures and pick up the discussion...

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Re: Grievous' Wheel Bike
« Reply #23 on: March 7, 2005, 09:33 PM »
Ok - this was the first vehicle I opened of the three. I like this one A LOT - different from anything we've seen or gotten before in a SW movie.

The included Grevious sucks. But the preview Grevious doesn't fit in the drivers seat any better either. The pack-in Grevious only has six points of articulation (no knee or elbow joints of any kind) and it just TOO white. There's no marks or "dirtiness" to the figure - in other words, the pain job stinks.

The vehicle itself stands great with the legs deployed and in "rolling" mode, it's easy to work using the handle. Anyway - on with the pics...













Here's the preview Grevious at the controls...


Here's a comparison shot of the two figures (sorry it's not better)


If anyone wants a different angle or other pics or has any questions, feel free to ask.
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Re: Grievous' Wheel Bike
« Reply #24 on: March 7, 2005, 11:14 PM »
The included Grevious sucks. But the preview Grevious doesn't fit in the drivers seat any better either. The pack-in Grevious only has six points of articulation (no knee or elbow joints of any kind) and it just TOO white. There's no marks or "dirtiness" to the figure - in other words, the pain job stinks.

Here's a comparison shot of the two figures (sorry it's not better)


Yeah, once I had this Grievous figure in hand, I too was really impressed by his "suck" factor.  I guess I don't mind because we are getting other better General Grievous figures, but it would have been nice if the Wheel Bike figure would have at least matched the other one in terms of coloration...  ::)

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Re: Grievous' Wheel Bike
« Reply #25 on: March 8, 2005, 06:55 AM »
Yeah, once I had this Grievous figure in hand, I too was really impressed by his "suck" factor.  I guess I don't mind because we are getting other better General Grievous figures, but it would have been nice if the Wheel Bike figure would have at least matched the other one in terms of coloration...  ::)

If the colors had matched - since the head is ball jointed, you could have just swapped the head of the packed-in Grevious with a excellently detailed preview or regular release. As you can see from the picture, the heads don't even look the same between the two figures!
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Re: Grievous' Wheel Bike
« Reply #26 on: March 8, 2005, 08:13 AM »
Just a quick question: has anyone been able to get the included Grievous (horror that he is) to sit in his chair and hold the controls correctly?  The controls and the footrests are made of a really soft rubber, and as yet I have been unable to get him to look right sitting there.  Any tips from anyone else out there?

By the way, all I can think of when I see this toy is the G.I. Joe RAH Cobra Buzz Boar.  I mean, "teeth" wheels, cannon on the side, same basic design elements, etc.  That being said, I thought the Buzz Boar was a really cool toy when I was a kid, and I think that this is very cool now.  The positioning of the control chair on the side seems a bit awkward (as opposed to the chair on the Buzz Boar being inside the vehicle), but overall, I think it's a cool toy.

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Re: Grievous' Wheel Bike
« Reply #27 on: March 8, 2005, 08:33 AM »
Thanks for all the great pics Pete.  This looks like a pretty cool vehicle, and something "different" for the Star Wars universe.  The Grievous pack-in figure is definitely "teh suck", but I can live with it since we have the preview version (and several more on the way).  Plus, at least they put a figure in there, that way if any kids do want to pick this up, they'll have someone to drive the thing around, even if he is the Crest "ultra white" strips version :).

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Re: Grievous' Wheel Bike
« Reply #28 on: March 8, 2005, 11:57 AM »
Just a quick question: has anyone been able to get the included Grievous (horror that he is) to sit in his chair and hold the controls correctly?  The controls and the footrests are made of a really soft rubber, and as yet I have been unable to get him to look right sitting there.  Any tips from anyone else out there?

The shot I posted above that shows the pack-in Grevious in the cockpit is the BEST I could do - which is, feet were on each foot rest but only ONE hand was holding a controller for the vehicle - I just could NOT get the figure to grab hold of BOTH controllers and STAY that way.

Frustrating to say the least.
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Re: Grievous' Wheel Bike
« Reply #29 on: March 8, 2005, 12:36 PM »
well the toy looks ok but the figure sux wd-40  >:(
I'd get it on sale next year
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