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Offline Dressel Rebel

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Re: ROTS - #57 and beyond
« Reply #105 on: July 14, 2005, 12:34 AM »


I like the way you think Rob.

Somebody was bound to eventually.

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Re: The Final 12
« Reply #106 on: July 14, 2005, 12:49 AM »
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- Commander Bly
- Holographic Plo Koon
- 501st Legion Super Articulated Clone Trooper
- Commander Gree
- Holographic Aayla Secura
- R4-P17 (Obi-Wan Kenobi's Astromech Droid)
- Wookiee Warrior - NEW SCULPT (Two variants: One light brown with tan "pleather" softgoods vest; one brownish black with black "pleather" softgoods vest. Both come with rappel line and cannon.)
- Passel Argente (Yellow Cloak)
- Shu Mai (Utapau Costume)
- Neimoidian Warrior (Variant Silver & Brown Deco)
- Grievous' Guard (Variant White)

Not bad really. In fact I actually like these. Count me in for all 12, and multis of the army builders except the MagnaGuard. The only problem is crappy timing for these particular figures, or as JJ put it, "Space that **** out".

After that Battle Pack, I honestly didn't think they'd put out an SA 501st on single cards. I really didn't think it would happen.

Noticeable screwup on Gree--yep, the helmet should be all green.

And it seems odd they're going for Holo Plo and Aayla right off the bat, instead of waiting for the inevitable TRU exclusives.

The figures that puzzle me are the holographic versions of Plo Koon and Aayla Secura - if they had said Ki Adi Mundi and Plo Koon, I'd believe it 'cause in the scene where Anakin is made part of the council, both of those Jedi appear in their chairs as holograms.

Remember the scene in a Jedi conference room midway through the film, which Cody interrupts to report that Obi-Wan has engaged Grievous, and the Jedi then discuss their plan of action vis a vis Palpatine?

Present are Mace, Yoda, Holo Ki, Holo Aayla, and possibly another Holo or two. So Aayla is not a completely random choice.


EDIT P.S.: Earlier somebody mentioned (maybe JediMAC, I'm too tired and lazy to go back and look) the idiocy of the seeming randomness on the numbering. Why do THESE repaints get new numbers, while the recently announced clone repaints do NOT? Just makes it so much more diffcult to keep track of. In my book, they should all get new numbers.
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Re: ROTS - #57 and beyond
« Reply #107 on: July 14, 2005, 12:58 AM »


I like the way you think Rob.

Somebody was bound to eventually.

 8)

Touche.





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Re: ROTS - #57 and beyond
« Reply #108 on: July 14, 2005, 01:16 AM »
EDIT P.S.: Earlier somebody mentioned (maybe JediMAC, I'm too tired and lazy to go back and look) the idiocy of the seeming randomness on the numbering.

Nope, that wasn't me.  I don't even know how to count...  :P

I don't hate these last 12 figures really, I just wish they didn't release them altogether like this, and spaced them out with some actual NEW product mixed in a little bit.

But the Nemoudian and Wookiee Warrior choices are just atrocious at this point, since those two figures are warming the pegs by the hundreds right now (at least out here).  So those are probably the LAST two figures I'd have chosen to rehash right now.

The Clones obviously kick much ass though.  But where the hell's the Padmes, as usual?

I'm going to go ahead and assume that in much the same way that the OTC line was mostly repacks because Hasbro was busy making dozens of pretty good figures for the ROTS launch, the end of the ROTS launch is mostly repaints/repacks because Hasbro is busy making a kick ass unified line.

I like the way you think Rob.

Hey, I said the same thing in here somewhere earlier too!  Where's my love, hoser?!  >:(
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Re: ROTS - #57 and beyond
« Reply #109 on: July 14, 2005, 01:33 AM »
Hey, I said the same thing in here somewhere earlier too!  Where's my love, hoser?!  >:(

Huh?  Oh, I try to ignore everything you say.   :P

Hoser.

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Re: ROTS - #57 and beyond
« Reply #110 on: July 14, 2005, 01:35 AM »
All I have to say is.... interesting. :-\

Clones good. R2 unit good. Everything else...eh. But, KBZ's (and Coleman's) reasoning is sound. ;) If it's true, I can live with it. Maybe even forgive it.
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Re: ROTS - #57 and beyond
« Reply #111 on: July 14, 2005, 02:02 AM »
My initial disappointment with the shock of there being NO new figures in the 12 is gone now.  I'm okay with half of them, but still annoyed by the holograms, wookie repaints, and EII War Room repaints.

I'm obviously most pleased about the SA 501st clone - although I'm highly troubled by the red boots.  If that is indeed how they will come, I'm not sure I can stomach buying 50 or 100 of them.

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Re: ROTS - #57 and beyond
« Reply #112 on: July 14, 2005, 02:09 AM »
The Preview Wookiee is great I think...  Not sure whyt he hostility there.  The figure was hot the first time around...  I would think he'd be more popular once again.

The other Wookiee...  That I agree with, but based on how bad the figure is.  He lacks a bit in poseability and has an awkward look.  He's been dismal at retail then.

And I still like the Neimodian, but I can't help but agree that he's a bad choice.  I think he's based on the Holo-Transmission art...  Maybe. 

He has a nice rifle...  right?  Anyone?
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Re: ROTS - #57 and beyond
« Reply #113 on: July 14, 2005, 02:16 AM »
If you say so. ;) Actually yes.

Good thing they downsized from that ridiculous cannon he had before.
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Re: ROTS - #57 and beyond
« Reply #114 on: July 14, 2005, 02:20 AM »
See...  There's a silver lining there...  :)
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Re: ROTS - #57 and beyond
« Reply #115 on: July 14, 2005, 04:19 AM »
I actually like the #43 Wookie.  He's half as good as the preview one, but he comes with gobs of neat stuff.  I like this repaint, too.  He reminds me of Planet of the Apes for some reason.  Both do.  Hmm.  And I was trying to think of how these will break down, collection wise (I'm SO bored), and here's what I figured:

- Commander Bly (C1)
- Holographic Plo Koon (C2)
- 501st Legion Super Articulated Clone Trooper (C1)
- Commander Gree (C1)
- Holographic Aayla Secura (C2)
- R4-P17 (Obi-Wan Kenobi's Astromech Droid) (C2)
- Wookiee Warrior Dark (C1)
- Wookie Warrior Light (C2) 
- Passel Argente (Yellow Cloak) (C2)
- Shu Mai (Utapau Costume) (C2)
- Neimoidian Warrior (Variant Silver & Brown Deco) (C1)
- Grievous' Guard (Variant White) (C1)


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Re: ROTS - #57 and beyond
« Reply #116 on: July 14, 2005, 04:36 AM »
Here are some pictures I took of the next 12:



Sorry about the picture quality.

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Re: ROTS - #57 and beyond
« Reply #117 on: July 14, 2005, 05:03 AM »
Nah, that's pretty good JayDouble, thanks for sharing... 

It's a broader shot so it's nice.  Doesn't improve some of the figures though!  :)  I like the Preview Wookiee repaint though.  He's better than I hoped for.  I'd have liked that even if it was just a straight repaint of the figure.
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Re: ROTS - #57 and beyond
« Reply #118 on: July 14, 2005, 05:19 AM »
I think Id rather have those 12 figures than that cheesy Rebel vs Empire multipack in the background. All I know is I'll be picking up the Wookiees, Clones and the Holo Jedi.
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Re: ROTS - #57 and beyond
« Reply #119 on: July 14, 2005, 06:35 AM »
Actually, what bothers me most is that straps on Gree's chest are just painted lines. I mean, c'mon.  How lame is that?  In all, these look kinda OK, but it still is the lowest, and I mean lowest, Hasbro has stooped in a loooong time.

On the other hand, Sideshow is going to make 12 inch figs!!!
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