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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #300 on: February 18, 2005, 03:34 PM »
Rebelscum has put up a feature focusing on the BARC speeder with trooper.  You can see a small write up and several pictures of it HERE.  Sounds like the trooper itself has a whopping 3 points of articulation.  3.  Three. :)

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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #301 on: February 18, 2005, 03:37 PM »
I had that saber to the eye thing happen thanks to Lord Vader and his ****** action feature.
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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #302 on: February 18, 2005, 03:38 PM »
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.

thanks for reading my post CHEWIE ...  :'(

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 #303 on: February 18, 2005, 03:41 PM »
Sorry I haven't read every single post in every thread.   :-\

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« Reply #304 on: February 18, 2005, 03:42 PM »
You're turning into a regular JediMAC with your "post-first, read later" antics!

Oh, it starts with "post-first, read later", but it leads to baggy shirts and groping hooters girls.

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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #305 on: February 18, 2005, 03:44 PM »
Sorry I haven't read every single post in every thread.   :-\

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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #306 on: February 18, 2005, 03:48 PM »
So Hasbro knows that collectors do not like action features.  Plus they get occasional lawsuits because of the action features.  Wow.  They must REALLY think kids like the action features if they are willing to take on lawsuits involving them and collector backlash. 

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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #307 on: February 18, 2005, 03:51 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.

 :P

The Obi-Wan also comes with an empty hand and an un-lit lightsaber. I'm hoping the Anakin will have the same, but with a second hand with a lit Red lightsaber, I don't have much hope for two more accessories. This is Hasbro after all.
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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #308 on: February 18, 2005, 03:53 PM »
I think they molded the lightsabers in the hands like that because they are worried little Johnny might get a lightsaber in the eye when they do the action features

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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #309 on: February 18, 2005, 03:56 PM »
I think they molded the lightsabers in the hands like that because they are worried little Johnny might get a lightsaber in the eye when they do the action features

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I thought you were retired, smartass...    ::)

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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #310 on: February 18, 2005, 04:09 PM »
Why does that hand pic for Obi1 have his EpII lightsaber and his EpIII lightsaber?

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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #311 on: February 18, 2005, 04:14 PM »
Why does that hand pic for Obi1 have his EpII lightsaber and his EpIII lightsaber?

That, I don't know. 

I'd guess it iss either spoiler related, or maybe due to the fact that the figure was developed over a year ago, or maybe Hasbro is just sloppy?   :-\

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« Reply #312 on: February 22, 2005, 01:08 AM »
Was cruising the OS Cargo Bay tonight and noticed a few things I hadn't seen in an official capacity yet. Also, every figure we've seen previewed has April 02 listed as a release date. Hmm:


Interesting, the OS calls him Commander Bly. You can really see the articulation at the knees and ankles. Cool.  :)

And all the Deluxe are listed as well with April dates, which seems odd, consider they've listed these, which I thought were later:

Droid / Vader Operating Table
Mission Specific Clone Trooper with Jet Pack
Vulture Droid
Yoda on Can-Cell


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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #313 on: February 22, 2005, 01:33 AM »
Also, every figure we've seen previewed has April 02 listed as a release date.

Interesting.  But I think we have to take that with a grain of salt because the Cargo Bay is notorious for having release dates out of wack.  I remember looking through the Micromachines section a while ago and they were out to lunch on a few things.

But if they're right, it's going to be a hell of wild start on April 2!

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Re: ROTS carded figures
« Reply #314 on: February 22, 2005, 08:19 AM »
It will be interesting to see how much turns up on April 2.  I'm kind of split on it, its always nice to have the opportunity to buy more new figures, but at the same time my wallet says that 20-something is enough for that first day :).  I really like the looks of that Clone Commander/Commander Bly figure, looks pretty cool to me.  Thanks for the pic Jared.