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Re: Star Wars Transformers?
« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2006, 03:21 AM »
I bought Obi-Wan tonight. I dig it, but I would rather have seen stuff like Starscream as an X-Wing, Skywarp as a TIE Fighter,  Megatron as Han's blaster, and Optimus Prime as the Millenium Falcon. (Not to mention the obvious Unicron as the Death Star....)

This TF has a lot of kibble. The 'wings' of the Jedi Starfighter really aren't involved in the transformation at all. They just tuck around to the back. I guess they're supposed to resemble Obi-Wan's robe.

The lightsabers aren't nearly long enough for a figure this size, and that's immediately obvious once it's in the robot's hand.

The face looks generic enough that it could pass for just some random Cybertonian. The lil' pilot Obi-Wan fits in the cockpit and can be seen in both vehicle and robot modes, as if he was piloting a mech. That's a pretty cool touch.

I'll buy more of these, I'm sure. I seem to be the only one locally who digs them, since these have been sitting at Target for a week and the only one that's sold is the Obi-Wan on my desk. Again, this idea would have done well to include characters from the regular Transformers property instead of having Vader transform into a TIE Fighter.

It's a 'so close, and yet so far' situation here.
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Re: Star Wars Transformers?
« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2006, 03:41 AM »
I picked up Luke tonight.

This one is actually pretty damn good. The X-Wing lends itself well to a Transformer.
The transformation is pretty easy. Not G1 easy, but easier than some of the more recent TFs.

The legs are a little skinny, but it's to be expected since both legs are formed from the nose end of the X-Wing. The feet were a little wonky at first, but I figured them out. (All those years of schoolin' payin' off, mom and dad!)

He also doesn't hold his lightsaber, at all. So I gave him one of Obi-Wan's and he's managed to keep that one in his hand for the last five minutes. It's also a little back heavy since two of the wings are just tucked in back, while the other two wings are on the shoulders.

I like this one a lot better than Obi-Wan, that's for sure. I could see myself buying another to make a Starscream version, since all that would be required is removal of the orange visor on the face and a simple repaint of the helmet and orange areas on the body, maybe to something red, more befitting Starscream. The face is silver, so with a black helmet, that's pretty close to Starscream, IMO.

I'm not sure about buying Vader and Grievous yet. Nodoby else is buying these, so there's no rush there.
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Re: Star Wars Transformers?
« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2006, 10:42 AM »
I've been tempted to pick up one of these just for the heck of it (X-Wing Luke most likely), but have held off so far.  I think if I get any from this line, this Falcon will be it.  I mean, its Han and Chewie, and it sounds like it could be pretty neat.  I don't need the whole line of these, but having something like the Falcon just for the heck of it might be fun.

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Re: Star Wars Transformers?
« Reply #34 on: January 26, 2006, 11:08 AM »
Man, I hope that engine on Chewie's head is just a mistransformation.
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Re: Star Wars Transformers?
« Reply #35 on: January 26, 2006, 07:25 PM »
I would just like to chime in to state:

I collect Transformers extensively, and I think this might by Hasbros lamest sideline idea yet.
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Re: Star Wars Transformers?
« Reply #36 on: January 27, 2006, 02:01 AM »
Aye, 'tis true. I'm not a big fan of the current Cybertron line, but those toys are kicking these SW TFs' asses nine ways to Super Bowl Sunday.
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Re: Star Wars Transformers?
« Reply #37 on: February 11, 2006, 09:19 PM »
Upcoming SW TFs.

I like the Clone Pilot/ARC-170 and Han/Falcon. But they can keep the Chewie/Falcon and Palpatine/Shuttle.
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Re: Star Wars Transformers?
« Reply #38 on: February 11, 2006, 09:27 PM »
These are selling REALLY well here, much to my surprise.  A couple of Walmarts are nearly out of there alotments already.  Crazy.
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Re: Star Wars Transformers?
« Reply #39 on: February 11, 2006, 11:28 PM »
Target here sold out of their one case, and you can't find a Vader locally to save your life. But Vader sells well in pretty much any incarnation.
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Re: Star Wars Transformers?
« Reply #40 on: February 22, 2006, 09:37 AM »
Just a quick question, are they available in Canada yet, and how much are they?

As someone is going there next week, and it would be handy yo know, so I could ask them to get me some.

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Re: Star Wars Transformers
« Reply #41 on: February 22, 2006, 04:07 PM »
I've seen the first wave of Transformers at Wal-Mart in Canada (Saskatoon), so they should be hitting everywhere.  IIRC, they were $19.99CDN.

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Re: Star Wars Transformers
« Reply #42 on: February 22, 2006, 04:56 PM »
Did that include taxes?

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Re: Star Wars Transformers
« Reply #43 on: February 22, 2006, 10:42 PM »
Nope, taxes extra.  Also at TRU and Zellers.
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Re: Star Wars Transformers
« Reply #44 on: February 23, 2006, 09:32 AM »
Thanks for the info, I wait till they come out over here.  As they will be cheaper.