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Re: Carded Wedge, finally!
« Reply #90 on: November 4, 2005, 11:16 AM »
I too like this revised card but I can't help but wonder what this would have looked like if Wedge was on new style "SAGA" card
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Re: Carded Wedge, finally!
« Reply #91 on: November 4, 2005, 11:40 AM »
No chin strap on the new one
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Re: Carded Wedge, finally!
« Reply #92 on: November 4, 2005, 11:46 AM »
No chin strap on the new one

Hey your right! Couldn't they have just repainted the Dutch vander helmet?

Nope that would make sense!
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Re: Carded Wedge, finally!
« Reply #93 on: November 4, 2005, 11:47 AM »
No chin strap on the new one

I think there was some confusion on that one thanks to the mock-up carded photo, which appears to have used the Dutch Vandar helmet (and maybe even the Dutch figure if you look close at the old photo). :-\

I don't think they ever really planned for Wedge to use that new Dutch Helmet since it only ever showed up on the mock-up carded photo.
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Re: Carded Wedge, finally!
« Reply #94 on: November 4, 2005, 11:55 AM »
The Dutch helmet should be the standard from now on when it comes to Rebel pilots.  Repaint and be done with it.  But this is Hasbro we're talking about, so common sense doesn't apply.
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Re: Carded Wedge, finally!
« Reply #95 on: November 4, 2005, 12:17 PM »
The Dutch helmet should be the standard from now on when it comes to Rebel pilots. Repaint and be done with it. But this is Hasbro we're talking about, so common sense doesn't apply.

I totally agree. However, the loose photo is the same as shown before, no?
The helmet in the bubble is turned so you can't see the front, so I'm still holding out hope that it could be a Dutch Vander Helmet (unless someone could prove by the photo that it's not.)
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Re: Carded Wedge, finally!
« Reply #96 on: November 5, 2005, 01:22 AM »
To Hasbro's defense on the helmet, the helmets are often made to fit the head more than heads made to fit the helmets, which is odd but it is how they seem to be done.  Dutch's helmet may have been an awkward fit on Wedge's noggin.  The problem could be minor, it could fit perfectly (I don't have my figs handy to check), or it could be major and not fit at all.  I've noticed that Dutch's helmet doesn't fit a whole lot of my "fodder" heads from other lines too well...  Some the strap is too loose on them and on others the helmet just won't fit on the head.  It's weird.
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Re: Carded Wedge, finally!
« Reply #97 on: November 5, 2005, 02:17 AM »
Sigh... I kind of want this now.  Why oh why is this an exclusive?  And in last year's packaging?  And why am I broke, is the more important question.

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Re: Carded Wedge, finally!
« Reply #98 on: November 5, 2005, 11:31 AM »
To bad they won't lower the price another $5 or so.  Then I'd probably buy it.  It should be in the regular releases anyway.  Especially if they are going to put Riekaan on a card.  Sigh.

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Re: Carded Wedge, finally!
« Reply #99 on: November 6, 2005, 12:10 AM »
Yeah I would have liked to see this guy on the SAGA 2 card as well. I loved the OTC card, but be done with it. WM's Twin figures get the new treatment, so why not this one?
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Re: Carded Wedge, finally!
« Reply #100 on: November 9, 2005, 09:29 AM »
With the larger carded image posted over at RS, there's enough detail for me to see that the helmet does indeed apear to be chin strapless. :'(
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Re: Carded Wedge, finally!
« Reply #101 on: November 22, 2005, 09:17 AM »
Just a heads up that these are now shipping from StarWarsShop.com ;D

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Re: Carded Wedge, finally!
« Reply #102 on: November 23, 2005, 12:27 PM »
Some guys over at RS have gotten theirs and posted pictures.
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Re: Carded Wedge, finally!
« Reply #103 on: November 23, 2005, 06:52 PM »
So, did anyone get theirs? I see that mine were delivered to the front office, which means I won't be able to get to them until Friday.  :-\

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Re: Carded Wedge, finally!
« Reply #104 on: November 23, 2005, 07:01 PM »
So, did anyone get theirs? I see that mine were delivered to the front office, which means I won't be able to get to them until Friday. :-\

The East Coast shipping kills me.  Wont be seeing mine til next Wednesday :P  The cardback looks really nice .  Will look nicely next to the Comicon Leia and SWShop Holo  Emperor.  Just wish the new SAGA series continued with these exact cardbacks.