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Offline Jeff

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Carded Wedge, finally!
« on: July 13, 2005, 01:14 PM »
OK, so it's a repack of the Carry Case figure, but I'll finally be able to add Wedge to my carded collection...

Internet Exclusive Wedge Antilles Carded Action Figure w/exclusive Collector Card and Case:



Now available for pre-order at StarWarsShop.com!



But at a $15.99 price?  - ugh.   ::)

Guess I'll just get 1...

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« Last Edit: July 14, 2005, 02:01 AM by JediMAC »
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Re: Wedge!
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2005, 01:34 PM »
At the bottom of the page it does say that bothe figure and cards a re prototypes, but still, very disappointing. :'(
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Re: Wedge!
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2005, 01:35 PM »
I'm happy about this news as well.  I would have rather had a newly sculpted Wedge (and at a $5-6 pricepoint as well), but this is a figure I've always wanted to add to my collection.  Nice to see that he is coming as a carded figure for the first time, although they could have probably gotten away with releasing him to retail.  Either way, I'm happy that Wedge is coming our way.

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Re: Wedge!
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2005, 01:36 PM »
I've always gotten a kick out of these steroid monster POTF2 figures, but I think maybe it's time to move on and give us something new?

  ::)

$15.99?  That's seriously pushing the limits of what even I'll pay. 

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Re: Wedge!
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2005, 01:37 PM »
My memory for this kind of thing stinks but... when they gave us the choice on what figure would be the 36th OTC figure, was the Wedge from the Carrying Case one of those choices?

I'm glad they're giving us this figure individually carded, but the Wedge from the 3-pack is a WAY BETTER figure than this one. If they were going to give us a carded Wedge figure, I'd prefer it was the one from the Rebel Pilots cinema scene.

I just ordered my two. *sigh* Lemming Peter reporting for duty!
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Re: Wedge!
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2005, 01:42 PM »
With shipping this like a $20 figure, great.   ???

Hopefully they'll have some pics of it packaged at SDCC.

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Re: Wedge!
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2005, 01:43 PM »
And to complete the screw-over to my fellow Canuckleheads, shipping is $17.95 by FedEx, which means we'll also get hit with at least $15 in brokerage fees.

So to order 2 figures + shipping + customs + brokerage fees = $65US = $78CDN

**** you StarWarsShop.com and your exclusives.   >:(

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Re: Wedge!
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2005, 01:43 PM »
My memory for this kind of thing stinks but... when they gave us the choice on what figure would be the 36th OTC figure, was the Wedge from the Carrying Case one of those choices?

Nope...

http://www.hasbro.com/starwars/pl/page.news/id.1008/dn/default.cfm

- R2-D2 with holographic Princess Leia
- Admiral Motti
- Ree-Yees
- Death Star Trooper
- Han Solo in Stormtrooper Disguise (from 2001 Trash Compactor Scene Pack)
- Imperial Scanning Crew Trooper (from Millennium Falcon Carrying Case)

but the Imp Scanning Trooper who won was included with the carry case so that may be what you are thinking.


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Yeah, I can feel the OCD kicking in too...  :-\
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Re: Wedge!
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2005, 01:51 PM »
It looks like my hope for a decent Wedge figure, after 10 years, has been finally and completely **** upon and stomped out of existence.

There's zero reason for this figure to be done in this way. Zero. They have the new and vastly superior (abeit tall) rebel pilot sculpt, an acceptable headsculpt of Wedge from the Rebel Pilots CS, and the removable helmet from either the 3-pack or Gold Leader figures to kitbash from.

This is **** served up hot and fresh.

**** you, Hasbro.
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Re: Wedge!
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2005, 01:52 PM »
Thanks Jeff - like I said, when it comes to stuff like that, my memory sucks a$$.
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Re: Wedge!
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2005, 01:55 PM »
This is an EASY pass for me.  This is ridiculous and a slap in the face to all collectors - carded and loose.

Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse.....

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Re: Wedge!
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2005, 02:08 PM »
Completely insane. A POTF2 rerelease, when there is a much better Screen Scene version out there? Hell, they could have kitbashed a new figure with the SAGA Gold Leader! And at $16? That's just a slap in the face. >:(

Looks like we'll never get a new Wedge figure. :(

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Re: Wedge!
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2005, 02:21 PM »
We got freakin hosed.  $20 for the Carry Case version.  Like Pete mentioned.  The Cinema Scene is far superior.

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Re: Wedge!
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2005, 02:28 PM »
What a ******* joke. Would it have been that hard to throw the CS Wedge head on a Gold Leader's body?

I'll pass on this one. $20 for that figure is a slap in the face.
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Re: Wedge!
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2005, 02:30 PM »
I never picked up the CS version of Wedge, but gathering from what everyone is saying...as a loose collector...I might be better off going that way.  I certainly don't feel like spending $20 for a POTF2 repack.  We'll see, I'd like a Wedge one way or another...I'll hold off until we see a carded sample...maybe at Comic-Con.