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ROTS carded figures
« on: November 15, 2004, 09:47 PM »








There ya have 'em, action features and all.
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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2004, 09:49 PM »
From first glance, I like and hate Obi-Wan. It's cool that he has both a lit and unlit saber, but that shoulder joint with the raised arm- blech.

Mace- well, it's a Mace figure, so my expectations are low. This about meets them, but slighty lower, since there's no gawddamn cloak.

R2 unit- meh, it's been done.

Tion- bring it on. Crazy aliens kick ass. :)
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2004, 09:49 PM »
http://www.galactichunter.com/absolutenm/templates/full_article_template_1.asp?articleid=3618&zoneid=2

They look helluah better than Saga, but still the basic figures look somewhat cartoony. However, even the action featue Obi looks promising with a sperate lightsabre hilt.

Mace, however dosen't actually appear to be action-feature laden at all. Infact, he appears to be SA.

Also of note, all the figures looks to be pretty damn cool. Especially the Super Battle Droid.
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Re: Woops, Chewie was first, merge away!
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2004, 09:51 PM »
Oop. I started a thread too. ???  :P

Much merging to be done.
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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2004, 10:00 PM »
Mergy-merged.   :)

Dang I wish those were clearer pictures!   :(

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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2004, 10:03 PM »
Jesus H. Christ, those BINs are high. $200? That's half a month's rent.

It'd make a kick-ass Christmas gift, though. :)
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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2004, 10:13 PM »


Both Mace and Obi look to have leg squeezing action features.  This is something I said they should do during AOTC era if they had to do them.  This is ala the old Super Powers figures

Also...check out the backs

Row 1 appears to be: Obi-Wan, Anakin and Yoda
Row 2 appears to be: Super Battle Droid, Chewbacca and Clone Trooper
Row 3 appears to be: R2-D2, General Grievous' Sidekick and General Grievous

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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2004, 10:23 PM »
Interesting that the Sneak Preview figures are actually on ROTS cards. I thought they'd be on transition cards. So wait, if these are final product for Wave 1,  we're only half way through November, and they're supposed to street in April, there's going to be a lot of leaked toys. If the Sneak Preview figures are on the same packaging as the realt ROTS wave, every toy-stocking knuck in the world is going to just plop them out on the shelves.

Couple other things:

I don't like how lost in the molten much the figures get lost on the card.

If those are Collection 1 figures I'm not all that offended by the action features at this point. The squeeze leg thing is a lot less annoying than a giant button out the back.

Not much surprise in the C1 lineup, either. It sure sounds like the creativity will be in C2.

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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2004, 10:41 PM »
Poseable, and a hidden feature are good.  Can't say what the leg poseability is, but the arms are looking good.  To me I'm not underwhelmed...  So far.

MILES better than Saga's initial offerings, without a doubt.

The photos are so grainy and terrible, that making out any real detail is a pain in the ass...

The astromech I'm actually happy to get, as I would buy repaints of Astromechs all year round.

Tion's been seen so I'm not excited on him.

Like others, I wish the photos were clearer.  I'd like to see Obi and Mace closer up and higher res, but to me they look half decent...  Surprisingly.  Short of them having a possible button, which seems very unlikely now, I'm content. 

I'm happy to see that, even with action features, they're waking up to the realization that articulation is a BIG aspect to the Boys Toys market, and that it can make or break a toy line.  Took them what, 26 years or so?  :)  Way to go.   :P
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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2004, 10:54 PM »
I'm fairly happy.  The cards grow on me, and the articulation seems to stick around even with the action features, so these are miles ahead of AOTC as others have said.

Collection 1 Wave 1 seems pretty straight forward.  I wonder if Chewie will be new or simply a repack of the VOTC fig.  Another flying R2?  Ok.  Can't wait to see more.

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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2004, 12:39 AM »
Worst cards ever!!!!!.
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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2004, 01:50 AM »
Worst cards ever!!!!!.

My thoughts exactly. They really look bad. I'm not a fan of the current center bubble cards and this ROTS packaging makes those look like works of art.
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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2004, 02:04 AM »
Just throwing in my dislike of the cards too.  Figures so far getting a +, and cards a - for me.  Craptacular guys!

The OTC spoiled us.  Won't be long till it's back I believe.  :)  Or at least I hope...
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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2004, 04:39 AM »
I can't believe I'm about to defend these cards!  :-\

They're not my favorite thing in the world, by far. My original thought was that the figure gets lost in all the overdesigned lava mess which I think is not only ugly, but is actually boring. I can't stand the stylized Vader. It's just stupid looking.

But - I totally understand why they went with the packaging the way they did. It looks brand new. For retailers, I think it does a good job disassociating itself with legacy SW lines. It feels fresh and has a much more contemporary feel. Just what it needs to get picked up by kids, since they insist on this being their market.

I'm sure you're right Jesse, and we'll quickly be back to something more OTC-ish asap. At least I hope so! In the meantime at least the figures even in Collection 1 seem to be pretty solid. I'm a hella lot happier than when the likes of Shaak Ti hit in '02.  :)

The Sneak droid seems to have a great paint deco to him. It almost looks metalized on the center leg, doesn't it? You'd think after selling figures at $200 BINS, they could afford a better camera.  ;)

EDIT: Gah, the other thing is the Sneak cards show the Anakin Starfighter on the back. Would be nice to see a better shot of that, too.
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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2004, 08:54 AM »
I'm with everyone else, too bad the photos aren't a little bit clearer.  That said, I'm glad we're getting little "peeks" this early, because I'm really looking forward to what this line might have to offer.  From what we can see, I don't think they look too bad.  The pics we've gotten the past several weeks (mock ups, preview figs, etc.), the figures all seem to be pretty well done, well articulated, etc., and continuing in the tradition of some of the best we've gotten lately.  Hard to see how great this Obi and Mace is, but from what we can see, they don't look too bad.

I'd just as soon there were no action features in the figures, but if it is something tied into "squeezing legs", I don't mind that nearly as much as the horrific buttons in the back or side.  I can live with Super Powers type of action features, especially since it is quite likely we'll get better versions later on or in Collection 2.  I'm not exactly crazy about the cards, but I can also see what Tydirium is saying about these too.  They will definitely be a shift from the norm, and differentiate them from past Star Wars lines.  They are trying something different, and that's ok I guess.  I'll welcome a shift back to OTC style cards in the future though.  Overall, the ROTS line continues to look pretty good, I hope that continues.  Really starting to get hyped for this movie, and hopefully we'll get more (and clearer) shots here in the future.