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Offline CHEWIE

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Re: Battle Pack Error's
« Reply #150 on: September 13, 2005, 05:27 PM »
Well the TIE Fighter is a simlar situation too.  It shows a different pilot on the back of the box versus what is really packed in.

The AT-AT driver though, that's just weird... someone there had to have done that on purpose.

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Re: Battle Pack Error's
« Reply #151 on: September 13, 2005, 05:32 PM »
I think it is clear they just don't care.

One need only look at the TRU Exclusive Obi-Wan Jedi Starfighter to figure this out, Gatillo.  Wrong droid pictured in all the shots on the box, an obviously phoned-in battle damage paint job, and most offensive of all is the inclusion of a completely inaccurate label sheet for another toy that Hasbro pretty much refuses to admit the blame for, much less correct to keep customers happy.

As I've said before, their motto is "Hasbro: We Really Do Care" but these days, it should probably be "Hasbro: **** You, Pay Us."

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Re: Battle Pack Error's
« Reply #152 on: September 13, 2005, 06:02 PM »

 an obviously phoned-in battle damage paint job,



Heh, heh - classic.

"Yeah, China?  This is Hasbro U.S. - let's talk about the battle damaged paint ops on the TRU Obi Wan Jedi Starfighter."  "First one needs to be a grey looking battle blurb on the right wing...."
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Re: Battle Pack Error's
« Reply #153 on: September 13, 2005, 09:12 PM »
Heh, heh - classic.

"Yeah, China?  This is Hasbro U.S. - let's talk about the battle damaged paint ops on the TRU Obi Wan Jedi Starfighter."  "First one needs to be a grey looking battle blurb on the right wing...."

Okay, so the verbiage I used wasn't the best in the world.  :P  ;)

I was referring to the fact that the other three JSFs all had unique battle damage patterns applied, and the Obi-Wan TRU version simply used the same scheme as Anakin's yellow JSF.  So, essentially, redundant detail scheme, incorrect label sheet, and (insignificant) packaging errors paled in comparison to Hasbro's unwillingness to admit to or correct their mistake.

Anyway, as for errors on the Battle Packs, I think the most obvious ones are one set being called "JEDI VS. SITH" when there isn't a single Sith in the set (Ventress doesn't count) and another set (that actually has a Sith in it) being called "JEDI VS. SEPARATISTS" when Maul was dead by the time the Separatist movement had taken shape.

Why is it I feel like all those people I made fun of for their "Who would win in a fight: Chewbacca or Borg" arguments all of a sudden?   ;D
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Re: Battle Pack Error's
« Reply #154 on: September 14, 2005, 12:05 AM »
I think Hasbro went lazy on these because they're last minute rush jobs to get figures out. I mean, we've all read the collector's displeasure in these sets. Hasbro and collectors must have the same mindset with these. :P

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Re: Battle Pack Error's
« Reply #155 on: September 14, 2005, 11:24 AM »
I think it is clear they just don't care.

"Hasbro: **** You, Pay Us."

I think this sums it up rather well!!!

In the last 6 months there have been a TON of errors that Hasbor has done. Either out os stupidity or sheer laziness. Hasbro wonders why the toy market is dying and they are loosing money just like all other toy company's...it's because they don't care about their customers!!!
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Re: Battle Pack Error's
« Reply #156 on: September 14, 2005, 12:36 PM »
I blame it on the illegal imigrant graphic designers.
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Re: Battle Pack Error's
« Reply #157 on: September 14, 2005, 12:41 PM »
I blame it on the illegal imigrant graphic designers.
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Re: Battle Pack Error's
« Reply #158 on: September 14, 2005, 08:54 PM »
I find that a little ofensive, I happen to be from anothercountry as well as others and yeah they are some acquaintances I have that do not have papers but are more hard working and have a higher ethic than some people that where born here.

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Re: ROTS variation/error thread
« Reply #159 on: September 14, 2005, 10:09 PM »
I just have the Ani with dooku saber & Palpi w/ blue saber.

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Re: ROTS variation/error thread
« Reply #160 on: September 15, 2005, 09:14 AM »
Discovered a new Variant guys!

Anakin #2 with red (TRANSPARANT) saber!?

Picked it up today in my local supermarket (in the UK).

It's not the solid red and it's DEFINITELY not the clear pink.
It's a clear RED.

I'd post a picture but I just won't be able to get a clean shot of the color I don't think
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Re: ROTS variation/error thread
« Reply #161 on: October 3, 2005, 04:21 PM »
Sounds like a treasure trove of variants have been found with Bly so far...

I've seen reports of Bly with:
- Yellow Shoulder Rings and Yellow Ankle Rings
- Yellow Shoulder Rings and White Ankle Rings
- White Shoulder Rings and White Ankle Rings

Sounds like it might even be possible to see them with mixed yellow/white shoulder parts due to the way that the change was implemented...  :-\
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Re: ROTS variation/error thread
« Reply #162 on: October 3, 2005, 11:06 PM »
Guess I'll have to look at the feet joints of my Bly. The arms have the yellow arm pits which is a great trade cause now the stripe goes up the outside of the arm. I'm happy with the one I got and am glad I don't chase variants.
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Re: ROTS variation/error thread
« Reply #163 on: October 24, 2005, 10:05 AM »
Sounds like the little R4-P17 Astromech in the Final 12 is shipping with 2 different numbers:

#68 R4-P17 (error)
#64 R4-P17 (corrected)

I would assume then that they will eventually correct the Wookiee Heavy Gunner too since he is on the other end of the number switch...

#64 Wookiee Heavy Gunner (error)
#68 Wookiee Gunner (correct)
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Re: ROTS variation/error thread
« Reply #164 on: October 25, 2005, 02:04 AM »
I'm really becoming rather disinterested in collecting Hasbro's constant errors and variants, especially when they're occurring on the near impossible to find Bly figure.  I'm contemplated just ditching all of my error/variant figures at this point, due to lack of interest, and totaly annoyance with Hasbro's constant ineptitude...  ::)