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Re: EE Exclusive Astromech 5-Packs
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2005, 11:00 AM »
There is only two more Astromechs (outside of the R5 units) I would ever want to see:




I think they could do a 5 pack of R5 units...

Imperial Black
The one in Mos Eisley
Red Leaders
Jabba's From Ep I
R5-D4

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Re: EE Exclusive Astromech 5-Packs
« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2005, 11:20 AM »
This is kind of a neat idea, and if there are some new molds sprinkled into the sets, they'll have a winner on their hands...of course, the price will have to be somewhat reasonable which is the part that worries me.

And I hope they don't go crazy on the packaging, the clone sets were WAY overdone - we wanted white mailer boxes and got freakin gold (double boxing adds A LOT of cost to the product).

The packaging will most likely be fancy window box because Hasbro and EE both know that if it's in a fancy window box they will appeal to the packaged collectors more than a plain white mailer box. 

And, according to the info I recieved today, there are no new molds in this set just re-paints of existing molds.

Imperial Pack:
R3-T6 = PotJ Sneak Preview R3-T7, repainted white with red markings
R4-E1 = PotJ R4-M9, repainted white with red markings
R4-A22 = PotJ R4-M9, repainted white w/orange markings
R2-Q2 = RotS Sneak Preview R4-G9, repainted gray with white/black markings
R3-T2 = RotS Sneak Preview R4-G9, R2 colors with red dome

Rebel Pack:
R2-A6 = RotS Sneak Preview R4-G9, repainted white with green markings
R2-X2 = RotS Sneak Preview R4-G9, repainted black with white markings
R2-C4 = RotS Sneak Preview R4-G9, repainted white with red markings
R2-M5 = RotS Sneak Preview R4-G9, repainted white with yellow markings
R3-Y2 = PotJ Sneak Preview R3-T7, repainted green with white markings

as always, while this is the current plan, all info is subject to change by the whim of Hasbro

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Re: EE Exclusive Astromech 5-Packs
« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2005, 12:08 PM »
Here's some pics that are just awesome speculating on what they might look like, I believe these were put together by Darth Tedious  -

Imperial Astromechs -



Rebel Astromechs -



 :P

Freaking awesome!!!
i dont care if they are just repaints, these will rock hard!!
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Re: EE Exclusive Astromech 5-Packs
« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2005, 05:51 PM »
OT - I appluad Adam's decision to leave RS and form his own website which has a loyal following.  In doing so, he has partnered himself with EE and Hasbro thus creating a name for himself.

Kudos to Pawlus for seeing the writing on the wall, taking a chance, and making it work.

I assume you're not talking about GH, Travis, since Mike Sullenger is the guy who "formed" that site (like CSW before it).  Adam just does the Q & A and reviews there (but doesn't participate in the community/forums at all).  Maybe your talking about that "16bit" site that he does though...

But yeah, kudos to him (and anyone else for that matter) for being smart enough to leave RS.  Cool astromech idea too.

Now if Adam would kindly refrain from smugly telling me "I don't need to grill Hasbro, 'cause I know everything that's coming out in the future" (at the Q & A), then all would be honky doree.  As if I hadn't already seen and heard that a hundred times already...  :-X
« Last Edit: July 19, 2005, 02:40 PM by JediMAC »

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Re: EE Exclusive Astromech 5-Packs
« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2005, 06:58 PM »
Now if Adam would kindly refrain from smugly telling me "I don't need to grill Hasbro, 'cause I know everything that's coming out in the future" (at the Q & A), then all would be honky doree. 

He actually said that to your face?  Holy ****, that takes balls (and apparently, a bit of an oversized ego).

He really doesn't fit with the rest of the friendly GH crew. 
« Last Edit: July 18, 2005, 07:00 PM by JesseVader08 »

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Re: EE Exclusive Astromech 5-Packs
« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2005, 09:35 PM »
I will say this and be done with the matter in public: If I can't say something nice about someone, I just won't say anything at all.   :P
« Last Edit: July 18, 2005, 09:38 PM by DoctorPadawan »

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Re: EE Exclusive Astromech 5-Packs
« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2005, 08:05 AM »
Hmmm, I guess I'm confused then.

So it's Mike that runs GH and works with EE and Hasbro?

Why does Adam's name always come up when there are talks about EE exclusives and what not?  Is he not the one who is spearheading the whole thing??

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Re: EE Exclusive Astromech 5-Packs
« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2005, 10:05 AM »
Hmmm, I guess I'm confused then.

So it's Mike that runs GH and works with EE and Hasbro?

Why does Adam's name always come up when there are talks about EE exclusives and what not?  Is he not the one who is spearheading the whole thing??

 ???

Mike Sullenger owns GalacticHunter.com.  From the GH Staff Page:

"Mike Sullenger
(Creator, Editor-In Chief, Photographer)
Michael Sullenger is best known for his previous creation, the popular Star Wars collecting website CollectStarWars.com, which along with its Bounty Hunter Collective discussion forums, grew into a popular spot for collectors online for more than two years. Galactic Hunter is a result of his vision and desire to not only provide a good resource for news and information on Star Wars collectibles past and present, but to build a community online which collectors can call home."


Adam Pawlus is one of Mike's Staff Members over at GalacticHunter. 

Again, from the GH Staff Page:

"ADAM PAWLUS
(Associate Editor, Reviews, Q&A)"

Recently, Adam took a job working for EE as a catalog writer.  So, Adam now works for both GH and EE, giving them an in with EE and ultimately Hasbro.  It is Adam's job with EE that got him involved with the Astromech set, that's why his name is popping up.


And just to clear things up EVEN FURTHER, Adam Pawlus is not ADAM (aka Adam May) who built the Tradefederation.net website and occasionally pitches in to help them out with news from time to time.


Hope that clears things up for ya!

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Re: EE Exclusive Astromech 5-Packs
« Reply #38 on: July 19, 2005, 11:07 AM »
Didn't Pawlus help "design" the Clone 4 packs too?

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Re: EE Exclusive Astromech 5-Packs
« Reply #39 on: July 19, 2005, 11:36 AM »
Thanks for clearing that up guys!

I guess I was wrong in saying that Adam started up GH.com - but he is the one that left RS and works for/with EE.



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Re: EE Exclusive Astromech 5-Packs
« Reply #40 on: August 5, 2005, 01:50 AM »
Set 1

Set 2

Sets 1 and 2 Together

Full Case

They do look good, but will be pricey. Luckily they come out when I'll have some Christmas money. Or better yet, I'll get them as a gift.
« Last Edit: August 5, 2005, 02:19 PM by Jeff »

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Re: EE Exclusive Astromech 5-Packs
« Reply #41 on: August 5, 2005, 02:12 AM »
Thanks for the heads up!  This tidbit of news is now on our front page.   8)

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Re: EE Exclusive Astromech 5-Packs
« Reply #42 on: August 5, 2005, 03:01 AM »
The droids themselves look great and I would hope that all of the R3's have transparent domes, the pics for R3-T2 and R3-Y2 don't appear to be that way. What I find funny is that a pack of 5 astromechs will cost $40 + shipping ($8+ per fig), but a pack of 7 figures (the Bounty Hunter set) will only cost $35 + shipping ($5+ per fig). How the hell does that happen?  ???


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Re: EE Exclusive Astromech 5-Packs
« Reply #43 on: August 5, 2005, 03:08 AM »
$40 or so a crack? Easy pass. I like droids, but not that much.
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Re: EE Exclusive Astromech 5-Packs
« Reply #44 on: August 5, 2005, 03:20 AM »
Wow.  $40?  Time to put down the pipe, Hasbro.  Good lord.