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« Reply #45 on: October 26, 2004, 04:22 PM »
So far so good. 6 figures revealed and no horrific action features. Good to see that elaborate, discreet articulation seems to be a standard. I'm shocked that has happened. What an improvement over the statues we got as AOTC Preview figures.

You guys realize we're just building up way too many positives on these, and Hasbro is going to knife us all in the gut with Collection 1, right?

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« Reply #46 on: October 26, 2004, 04:25 PM »
As long as there is Collection 2 counterparts for everything they do in Collection 1, I'm OK

The fact we have Crap Outlander Anakin and Crap Arena Padme means I'm still not OK with 2002 Saga (and I don't remember who it was that said the Lightsaber is cool on Outlander Anakin...I still think its the stupidest thing Hasbro has done PS (Post Snoova))

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« Reply #47 on: October 26, 2004, 06:21 PM »
God, I'd blanked Outland Peasant Ani from my brain. What a sack of suck.

Hasbro has to have learned from the backlash on that thing to be more creative/discreet with their action features. Those first Saga figures were a disaster. I  just have a feeling we will have some character casualties that will drop into the resculpt list and stay there for years because of C1. I mean, we still don't have a definitive Mace after like 3 Saga versions because of gimmicks.

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Re: Episode III - Preview Figures (SPOILERS)
« Reply #48 on: October 26, 2004, 07:35 PM »
What about the Mace from the Screen Scene? I know it doesn't have a cape or lightsaber, but it didn't have a gimmick. Besides being stuck in a 3-pack, I mean.

These Ep. III figures are awesome. Can't wait to own Grevious. :D
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Re: Episode III - Preview Figures (SPOILERS)
« Reply #49 on: October 26, 2004, 07:36 PM »
Some early auctions on eBay, with pics...

General Grievous

Wookiee Warrior

Tion Meddon

I was just checking these again, and it appears they've been pulled.

Tragic.
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« Reply #50 on: October 26, 2004, 08:36 PM »
Those bastards.

Did anyone save them? I'd like some full size pics please...

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« Reply #51 on: October 26, 2004, 10:02 PM »
You can grab them off Galactic Hunter still; they have them posted independantly from the ebay listing.


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Re: Episode III - Preview Figures (SPOILERS)
« Reply #53 on: October 26, 2004, 11:48 PM »
These look just as good as that wave of prototypes we just saw last week.  Color me impressed.  Very impressed.  Awesome articulation, great neutral sculpts, good paint.  Just please, please, let this new quality translate into further figures from the OT!

I'm not such a fan of the prequels, but at least Hasbro appears to finally be pumping out some really top notch product.  I just wonder why it took them 9 years to finally figure it out.   ???

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« Reply #54 on: October 27, 2004, 11:02 PM »
Am I the only one turned off by that damned peg extended off of his lightsaber?

That's a bad product if you ask me.

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« Reply #55 on: October 27, 2004, 11:28 PM »
Yes and no...  Yes because it's there, but no because I think the feature it's accomodating is quite cool.  I'd actually kind of dig more sabres with that...  Maybe not so prominent/large, but it's a neat enough sabre feature.

Implies a removable blade too...  I loved those, even though some were breaking their figures because of it.  I haven't broken one yet, so it's a feature I highly enjoy.
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Re: Episode III - Preview Figures (SPOILERS)
« Reply #56 on: October 28, 2004, 07:05 PM »
Am I the only one turned off by that damned peg extended off of his lightsaber?

That's a bad product if you ask me.

Well, yeah - that's kinda a tricky thing.  It certainly doesn't look too great when the lightsaber isn't attached to the figure's belt (or wherever), but at the same time, it's cool that you CAN attach it to their belt, when it's not being "used".

But in a perfect world, Hasbro would be so wonderful as to give us a lightsaber hilt both with, and without, the little attaching peg you see there.  That way you could attach it if you wanted, or have it being used without seeing an eyesoar of a peg...

But I am glad to see they're going back to the removable blade too.  Like Jess, I always enjoyed that feature a lot, and never had a problem with it myself.  Just have to be real careful with them...

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« Reply #57 on: October 30, 2004, 11:09 AM »
In a perfect world, hasbro would make it metal, and have a magnetic belt.

That makes too much sense though.

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Re: Episode III - Preview Figures (SPOILERS)
« Reply #58 on: October 31, 2004, 03:25 AM »
These figures are great! If this is what is in store for all the ROTS figures, i'll be very happy. My favorite one out of the three is the Wookiee Warrior. I love the sculpt, and I love the weapon he is weilding. I have no complaints about the other two either. Fantastic figures. Keep it up Hasbro! :-D
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Re: Episode III - Preview Figures (SPOILERS)
« Reply #59 on: November 17, 2004, 11:27 AM »
Sneak Preview Wave confirmed and out in the open...

General Grevious (w/lightsabers)
Tion Medden (w/blaster)
Wookiee Warrior (w/blaster and bandolier)
R4-G1 (w/holographic planet)

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Anakin Skywalker's Jedi Starfighter (new)

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