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Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« Reply #45 on: April 8, 2005, 08:43 PM »
BTW, is that the exact same Asajj that we got the first time through?  She looks slightly different for some reason.

It looks like the non-animated CW Asajj body with a softer head to more match the cartoon. It actually looks better than the one previously released, but not enough to warrant buying this set.

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Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« Reply #46 on: April 8, 2005, 09:48 PM »
You guys might be right:



Holy... that's one hell of a show set-up blunder by Hasbro.

But there's a few differences, like the Padawan braid.
« Last Edit: April 8, 2005, 09:53 PM by Tydirium »

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Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« Reply #47 on: April 9, 2005, 04:08 AM »
those two heads are different. the head on anakin has a more stretched cheekbone line than the young padawan's head. also there is a distinct difference in the hair, where the young padawan has a more squared cut. the face sculpt on that anakin sure stinks though, no where close to what anakin looked like

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Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« Reply #48 on: April 10, 2005, 01:53 AM »
So the Clone Armored Obi-Wan is a colossal ****up just like we predicted. :'(  >:( How hard can it be ... stick an Obi-Wan head onto an SA (or even non-SA!) clone body and add a soft goods cape. In fact wouldn't that have been easier than sculpting a new cape/chestplate and the rejiggering the individual removable segments?? ::)

Anakin looks wonderful except for the head. WTF? It's hard to imagine even Hasbro could screw up the likeness ... they have a dozen previous headsculpts to fall back on, after all. It has been suggested that it's actually the head from Jett Zukassa, and somebody set up the display wrong. I really hope this is the case, because with the right head this'd be a great figure. Maybe I can do some type of headswap. I'm not a customizer, but even I should be able to figure that out.

I don't have that version of Yoda (well, except for the Holo variant), and he's OK, but his presence is not a dealbreaker one way or the other.

I passed on the SP Grievous the first time.

But I really need Asajj for my Clone Wars array. (Incidentally, it appears the legs and dress are different as well as the head.) If it weren't for her (and the faint hope of something good coming out of this Anakin) I'd pass on this set.

Probably pass on the second set unless the pictures end up looking really damn tempting.

And no way am I going anywhere near that OT set.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2005, 02:15 AM by Valin Kenobi »
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Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« Reply #49 on: April 10, 2005, 01:57 AM »
those two heads are different. the head on anakin has a more stretched cheekbone line than the young padawan's head. also there is a distinct difference in the hair, where the young padawan has a more squared cut. the face sculpt on that anakin sure stinks though, no where close to what anakin looked like

Those could be differences in the paint applications and lighting. It's hard to tell just from two photos. It's very hard to imagine even Hasbro could screw up the likeness that badly.
« Last Edit: April 11, 2005, 04:50 PM by Valin Kenobi »
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Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« Reply #50 on: April 10, 2005, 06:38 AM »
no its easy to tell that these are two different heads, one needs only look at the padawan braid. on anakin its behind his ear, on the kid its in front of his ear. add to that distinct chin and cheekbone lines on each figure, that can be clearly seen and you can see these are clearly two different heads.

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Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« Reply #51 on: April 10, 2005, 02:35 PM »
one needs only look at the padawan braid. on anakin its behind his ear, on the kid its in front of his ear.

Aw nuts, you're right. :( There goes my last faint hope. :'(
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« Reply #52 on: April 10, 2005, 03:58 PM »
There are certainly enough differences there to believe they are different, but there are also enough similarities to make me still question whether this is the correct Anakin head. The hair color is much, much darker than they've ever done before.

What ever happened, it looks terrible.

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Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« Reply #53 on: April 25, 2005, 05:33 PM »
So,

I thought I should point out for all you "variation" hunter guys that there is currently an error on the 5-pack box.  You can see on this picture I took that it says it includes "Stormtrooper" Armor.  Oops!  :-X



No idea if they will fix it or not, but it's there for now...

Also, this set looks to be the only one with new/re-worked figures in it.  the next 2 sets will be composed of total re-hash figures.  Nothing new but maybe the paint decos.   >:(

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Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« Reply #54 on: April 25, 2005, 05:45 PM »
So when are these sets coming out?

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Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« Reply #55 on: April 25, 2005, 06:30 PM »
Note that Anakin still has the ****** head--it's now official. :( It's a great fig otherwise.
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Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« Reply #56 on: April 25, 2005, 06:38 PM »
I think the Anakin head looks decent enough... but I may do a head swap or something once I get this set.

Assaj looks great - I do wish her skirt was soft goods though with articulated knees...

Obi Wan looks pretty weak, but oh well.

Grievous and Yoda = custom fodder or trade bait.

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Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« Reply #57 on: June 22, 2005, 10:25 PM »
I thought I should point out for all you "variation" hunter guys that there is currently an error on the 5-pack box.  You can see on this picture I took at C3 that it says it includes "Stormtrooper" Armor.  Oops!  :-X

http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Celebration_III/Hasbro/IMG_0628.jpg

No idea if they will fix it or not, but it's there for now...

Well, judging by the news on the front page and the latest infor from StarWars.com (and despite the fact that JesseJames and I pointed out the error to Hasbro at C3) it doesn't look like Hasbro fixed the "stormtrooper" armor on the final product packaging...

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Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« Reply #58 on: June 22, 2005, 11:34 PM »
I noticed that right away too.  How could they be such  ???'s    :-\
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Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« Reply #59 on: June 23, 2005, 12:02 AM »
And that Clone helmet isn't even painted in that photo! How cheap!