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Re: Carded Wedge, finally!
« Reply #45 on: July 21, 2005, 08:59 PM »
Man, I was happy with the Wedge I have from the Rebel Pilots cinema scene. Now I'll have to think about it.  Looks like they took the POTJ Luke (buckteeth) and put the Wedge head on him with the Dutch helmet modified. I'll have to pull one of my Luke's out from POTJ to confirm, but just off the top of my head that is what it looks like they did. Still, I am going to think about this . . .
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Re: Carded Wedge, finally!
« Reply #46 on: July 21, 2005, 09:00 PM »
Aw, dammit, now I have to order one. But it'll be nice to finally have a Wedge.

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Re: Carded Wedge, finally!
« Reply #47 on: July 21, 2005, 11:41 PM »
Wow!   :o

What a HUUUUGE improvement this new kitbashed Wedge is over the 1997 stinker they originally pictured.

See Hasbro, THIS is how you use re-paints/rehashes to keep us Fans excited!

- Don't re-paint the Nemoidian Warrior.
- DO re-use the Dutch Vander Body with the Cinema Scene Wedge Head to give us a great new Wedge!

- Don't re-paint Shu Mai.
- DO re-use the Dutch Vander Body with a new head to give us a great new Biggs!

- Don't re-paint the Grievous Bodyguard.
- DO re-use the R4-G9 body to give us great new astromech paint schemes!

See?  It's not hard!  You're almost there!

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Re: Carded Wedge, finally!
« Reply #48 on: July 21, 2005, 11:44 PM »
That's much better. Now I wonder if I'm going to get one.
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Re: Carded Wedge, finally!
« Reply #49 on: July 22, 2005, 01:07 AM »
I'm glad I waited to order, now I can order two. The new image is much improved, but I would still liked to have seen the newer helemt repainted. That shouldn't have been too hard. ::)
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« Reply #50 on: July 22, 2005, 01:25 AM »
can we have picutres of it?!
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Re: Carded Wedge, finally!
« Reply #51 on: July 22, 2005, 02:20 AM »
Much improved indeed...  Dutch is a pretty decent sculpt, short of some better arm articulation, so that's a much better figure.  I think it's a little tall, but just about anything was an improvement over that asinine POTF2 figure.

I almost thought they'd do the Biggs Body with the separate collar, the POTF2 arms/legs, and the Cinema Scene head for a Snowspeeder Wedge...  Almost thought that would've been the final fig.

I'm not sure the Dutch is a substantial improvement over the 3-pack figure...  They have their own positives and negatives when comparing the two, but this is easily a better figure than what was thought was coming to us.
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Re: Carded Wedge, finally!
« Reply #52 on: July 22, 2005, 08:41 AM »
I already made this custom last year, so I'll pass.  But it's still nice to see that they went with the Dutch body.

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Re: Carded Wedge, finally!
« Reply #53 on: July 22, 2005, 09:01 AM »
Ok, now I'm interested again.  If this is indeed the final figure, it is much more appealing than the POTF2 offering.  I really want to have a Wedge in my collection, and if we're not getting an all new sculpt, this is probably the next best thing.  Strange that they sort of confirmed the POTF2 version at the Q and A, and now we see this pic.  Plus, SWShop still has the older figure pictured.  Anyways, definitely some positive news, Hasbro did what many have suggested.  This looks like a much better representation of Wedge...now I've got to order one ;).

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Re: Carded Wedge, finally!
« Reply #54 on: July 22, 2005, 10:51 AM »
Strange that they sort of confirmed the POTF2 version at the Q and A,

Really? I would have thought the Hasbro's reps heads would have been carried out on pikes if thay had confirmed that. ;)
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Re: Carded Wedge, finally!
« Reply #55 on: July 22, 2005, 01:04 PM »
I see that the Hasbro guys removed their heads from their butts to get a little oxygen to their brains - this is a hell of an improvement.

can we have picutres of it?!

You mean like the picture that Matt posted already?



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Re: Carded Wedge, finally!
« Reply #56 on: July 22, 2005, 01:25 PM »
I wonder if the fan outrage on this one had anything to do with them changing it?

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Re: Carded Wedge, finally!
« Reply #57 on: July 22, 2005, 03:06 PM »
Yeah - this version makes MUCH more sense than the Carrying Case version.

Now I'm excited to see this figure on an TSC Card!
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Re: Carded Wedge, finally!
« Reply #58 on: July 22, 2005, 03:53 PM »


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This looks good. But at 12.99 it's a little tough to swallow.

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Re: Carded Wedge, finally!
« Reply #59 on: July 22, 2005, 04:00 PM »
This looks good. But at 12.99 it's a little tough to swallow.

Well then...

Wedge for $9.99 plus $4 shipping - plus, only $1 more in shipping for each additional Wedge you order.  2 shipped for $25, 3 Shipped for $36!

Case of 12 Wedge for $109.99 plus $9 shipping - that works out to $10 each including shipping!

A group of locals and I went in a case together and we get our Wedges for $10 shipped - that's a great deal better than $23 shipped from SWShop or $20 shipped from EE!   :o
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