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Commander Bacara...thumbs down
« on: June 27, 2005, 01:26 AM »
He sucks...really. There is no reason they needed to make 12 different Clone molds. This one is by far the worst and least poseable of all of the Clones made so far. I've tried moving his parts around to other Clone bodies but the skirt isn't removable and so he's stuck in sucksville for now at least.  I think something could be done with the original EU Clone Commander but we'll see

Both arms are part of the action feature...Strike One
No Knee Articulation..Strike Two
No Left Shoulder or Elbow Articulation...Strike Three

Bad move on an otherwise cool looking design

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Re: Commander Bacara...thumbs down
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2005, 03:22 AM »
I'd be more lenient if the left arm were better, but overall I agree with you Scott.

However I think his skirt is removable...  It seems to have a snap feature similar to the first Clone Commander, it's just on pretty snug.  A little hot water may loosen that up a bit but it seems possibly removable.

I'd take a resculpt however I doubt it happens for some reason. 
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Re: Commander Bacara...thumbs down
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2005, 09:14 AM »
I tried prying the skirt a couple of times and maybe its just the paint on the back but it wouldn't give.  If I get another I may try and swap some parts with #33 and see if I can make something a little more palatable

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Re: Commander Bacara...thumbs down
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2005, 10:42 AM »
I don't have the figure yet, but I've heard that the skirt is actually glued on.  You might have to put him in hot water for a minute or two to weaken the glue.
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Re: Commander Bacara...thumbs down
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2005, 03:10 PM »
I don't have the figure yet either, but judging from the comments I've seen...most seem to agree with Scott that this figure isn't quite cutting it.  It does baffle me too, how Hasbro can recard/repaint/repackage quite frequently in the Star Wars line...but in a scenario like this where repaints actually make sense, they have so far passed on it.  Just take the #41 (or even the #6 Clone) and re-use parts to make these other clones...or repaint it for the different "legions" of troops.  Saves and makes them money, and makes the fans happy.  Seems simple ;).

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Re: Commander Bacara...thumbs down
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2005, 03:41 AM »
If they put out this ****** Bacara, they know some will buy an extra Clone Commander or #41 Clone to switch the parts around, thereby selling another figure.

I'll still buy him when I find him, but I'm sure this won't be a good figure.
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Re: Commander Bacara...thumbs down
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2005, 03:48 AM »
The Skirt is most definitely glued to him at the waist and also on his ass cheeks.  "Bummer", literally.
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Re: Commander Bacara...thumbs down
« Reply #7 on: July 3, 2005, 12:18 AM »
Does the card explain the point of the skirt and the cheek flaps?

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Re: Commander Bacara...thumbs down
« Reply #8 on: July 5, 2005, 12:14 AM »
What a disappointment.   :(
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Re: Commander Bacara...thumbs down
« Reply #9 on: July 7, 2005, 10:34 AM »
Still and all, the damn thing looks cool.  It's also pretty easy to transfer the head and gear onto a clone 41 body and do minimal painting.  And he'll look cool when (if) we get Mygetto grunts to gun down Ki Adi.
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Re: Commander Bacara...thumbs down
« Reply #10 on: July 7, 2005, 11:03 AM »
I got this figure last week, and although I was quite happy to find/get it...I think the figure overall is a step back as well.  I'll agree with what others have said, the articulation is definitely a notch down from the previous Clones, and I don't understand why they had to do that.  I'm glad they made Bacara, and hope that his troops are on the way as well, but why mess with a good thing (Clone #41).  Just keep the articulation, particularly on main characters and army builders, at the same level throughout.  Don't tease us with very nice articulation, only to release troops later with very poor articulation/poseability.

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Re: Commander Bacara...thumbs down
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2005, 03:07 PM »
What a disappointment.   :(

That sums up Bacara perfectly! 

Have we had enough of the quick-draw crap yet?

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Re: Commander Bacara...thumbs down
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2005, 02:05 PM »
It's difficult to transform a 41 clone into Bacara because the belt/skirt and pauldron do not fit the 41 clone unless you feel like grinding away at the back plate and existing belt on the 41 clone.

Haven't looked at a 33 commander to see if he would work....

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Re: Commander Bacara...thumbs down
« Reply #13 on: August 3, 2005, 04:36 PM »
It's difficult to transform a 41 clone into Bacara because the belt/skirt and pauldron do not fit the 41 clone unless you feel like grinding away at the back plate and existing belt on the 41 clone.

Haven't looked at a 33 commander to see if he would work....

I have it working on a #41 clone.  Although the Bacara skirt has a little tab that fits into a hole on Bacara's belly, and you have to take the end off of the tab so it to can attach.

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Re: Commander Bacara...thumbs down
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2005, 02:29 PM »
For me, this figure(bacara) is awesome to look at and that pretty much sums up all the praise right there. Once you open it there's too many negatives