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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #285 on: February 17, 2005, 11:09 PM »
yes



PS...Any Anakin that might yield a Red Lightsaber of his own creation will probably be called Darth Vader ;)

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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #286 on: February 17, 2005, 11:39 PM »
That scene reminds me of the Luke/Vader ROTJ battle.  Lucas loves using similar stuff througout his movies, doesn't he?

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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #287 on: February 18, 2005, 08:45 AM »
Back to the Wookiees.

From this shot, it looks like ROTS Chewie is about the same height as Tarfull.  I can't wait to see comparsion pics of the incredibly shrinking Chewie.  Old age must really hit Wookiees hard  ::)
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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #288 on: February 18, 2005, 09:01 AM »
Some more pics put up recently.  First off, Galactic Hunter has a number of new hi-res shots of the ROTS figures HERE.  Also, RS has continued its "preview features", and has some up of Yoda, Emperor Palpatine, and Mace Windu.  I think the Yoda and Palpatine both look pretty nice (Yoda looks very poseable, and no more uni-leg....also on Palpy, digging the removable hood).  Windu on the other hand I am not impressed with.  Why can't we get a nice, normal looking Mace Windu?
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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #289 on: February 18, 2005, 10:47 AM »
http://www.snowtroopers.ca/forum/index.php?board=3;action=display;threadid=6737

Another Canadian first!  A little pricey but over a month early...

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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #290 on: February 18, 2005, 11:35 AM »
Alright, clearly you guys missed what I'm saying.  Look at the saber in the package.  It's a black gloved hand and it's Anakin's hilt, not Vader's.  Just struck me as odd. 

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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #291 on: February 18, 2005, 11:38 AM »
I noticed. I just didn't say anything. :P

That is pretty odd.

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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #292 on: February 18, 2005, 12:14 PM »
When he's standing over Dooku, he is using Dooku's lightsaber.  The one that comes with the Anakin figure doesn't have a curved handle like Dooku's.  I don't think that's the same saber.

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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #293 on: February 18, 2005, 01:22 PM »
Alright, clearly you guys missed what I'm saying.  Look at the saber in the package.  It's a black gloved hand and it's Anakin's hilt, not Vader's.  Just struck me as odd. 

It's amazing how the toys can spoil certain elements in the movie - there is a lightsaber coming that has the feature that you can change the blade color from blue to red AND the hilt is Anakin's.

Obviously this figure covers both action at the beginning of the movie and the end.

What is MORE disturbing to me is the LACK of a right hand w/o any lightsaber molded in it! So you're either going to have to have him sitting in his fighter with no right hand! Here's to hoping that the empty right hand IS in with that figure and you just can't see it in the package.  >:(
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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #294 on: February 18, 2005, 02:51 PM »
The lightsabers are molded to the hands?

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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #295 on: February 18, 2005, 03:07 PM »
It looks like so on this Anakin... why oh why?

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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #296 on: February 18, 2005, 03:18 PM »
No $h!t?  Wow. That does blow if true.  I may skip that Anakin anyway. 

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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #297 on: February 18, 2005, 03:19 PM »
The lightsabers are molded to the hands?

Yes, you'll see this on most of the Jedi from Collection 1 who have "slashing attacks" (like Obi-Wan, Anakin).  They come with 2 hands - one empty and one with Saber like this picture from GH.com:

Episode 3 Obi-Wan Hands


According to Hasbro, this is due to some safety violation and some lawsuits that came from the Saga Throne Room Duel Vader (in the USA and Australia) and eventually lead to a product recall in Australia:

Star Wars Toy Darth Vader Recall Info

This way, with the lightsaber molded to the hand, the lightsabers will stay in their hands while they are doing the "slashing attack" action features that are planned for Collection 1 and won't be able to fling out and poke some kid in the eye.   ::)

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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #298 on: February 18, 2005, 03:21 PM »
The lightsabers are molded to the hands?

Yep - the first Obi-Wan is that way, as is the deluxe quick-change Palpatine/Sidious figure.

I'm not even sure that any other figures are like this - it may be just unique to these three figures.

I just checked Mace Windu and Darth Vader (over in GH's image bank) and Darth Sidious (over at RS) and none of these three figures have the hands with lightsabers molded to them.

Odd...
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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #299 on: February 18, 2005, 03:31 PM »
At least the quick change Palpatine comes with a second hand that isn't molded to it.

I think that these other figures have them molded on so when you do the "action feature", the weapon won't go flying across the room.

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