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Re: The Force Awakens 3.75" 'Armor Up' Assortment
« Reply #15 on: October 6, 2015, 04:22 PM »
New "Armor Up" Figures Revealed - X-Wing Poe and Phasma.
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Re: The Force Awakens 3.75" 'Armor Up' Assortment
« Reply #16 on: October 7, 2015, 12:46 AM »
Now turn any figure into hoth rebel  or endor rebel troopers...if you could get that Poe on cheap (clearance) you could customize away!

Now hoping line lasts long enough for Armor-Up Admiral Ackbar with Deep Sea Armor and Urban Combat Armor. Mon Calamari Super Commandos!

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Re: The Force Awakens 3.75" 'Armor Up' Assortment
« Reply #17 on: October 7, 2015, 11:03 AM »
Why does a girl wearing armor need more armor on top?
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Re: The Force Awakens 3.75" 'Armor Up' Assortment
« Reply #18 on: October 7, 2015, 03:27 PM »
These things are awful.  $13 ($16 at the Target downtown here), and ill-conceived. 

It's a $6 figure with a completely useless backpack. 

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Re: The Force Awakens 3.75" 'Armor Up' Assortment
« Reply #19 on: October 7, 2015, 04:34 PM »
Why does a girl wearing armor need more armor on top?

Ask Tony Stark in Age of Ultron when he's in his armor and inside the Hulkbuster armor. ;)
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Re: The Force Awakens 3.75" 'Armor Up' Assortment
« Reply #20 on: October 7, 2015, 04:43 PM »
It sounds like the Poe/Phasma "Double-Armor Up" figures may be store exclusives. 

Both have the "Epic Battles" tag (which has been seen on other TRU exclusives) and both have a higher price point than the standard "Armor Up" figures on the UK TRU site.
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Re: The Force Awakens 3.75" 'Armor Up' Assortment
« Reply #21 on: October 7, 2015, 06:49 PM »
Easy enough not to but them.  There will inevitably be one everyone wants though.  >:(
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Re: The Force Awakens 3.75" 'Armor Up' Assortment
« Reply #22 on: October 8, 2015, 12:00 AM »
These things are awful.  $13 ($16 at the Target downtown here), and ill-conceived. 

It's a $6 figure with a completely useless backpack.

Pretty much all the figures are awful at this point, but these are pretty good for a 5 year old.
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Re: The Force Awakens 3.75" 'Armor Up' Assortment
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2015, 09:21 AM »
Kohls has these for $19.99. Not sure how they justify that. But they do give you 10% off and a $5 off your next purchase.
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Re: The Force Awakens 3.75" 'Armor Up' Assortment
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2015, 06:57 PM »
These things are awful.  $13 ($16 at the Target downtown here), and ill-conceived. 

It's a $6 figure with a completely useless backpack.

Pretty much all the figures are awful at this point, but these are pretty good for a 5 year old.

Some aren't so bad...  but the armor up are really wasteful.  God help us if they put in figures people actually want.  For the most part it's been rehashes of things you can get cheaper generally or things you're not that compelled to want. 

I have seen surprisingly few (none on my end really) thefts on these.   :-X

But anyway, in general I think some of the 5POA are ok...  The weird 3PO droid thing is fun anyway.  I'm finding some good amidst all this and it's not costing me $10-per.  It's mostly on obscurity though.  Army builders and stuff, I'm kinda bummed but will work with some of them to make them better.

But sculpt/deco are top notch actually.  As good as they've ever been.  Features and articulation are as bad as they've ever been though.   :-\
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Re: The Force Awakens 3.75" 'Armor Up' Assortment
« Reply #25 on: December 3, 2015, 11:09 AM »
So, I ended up with one of the "Armor Up" Poe Dameron figures. (Thanks again, Hasbro!).

I got around to opening it last night and in reality, the "clip on armor" is a pretty complex item.  I had assumed it was a single piece of plastic with paint aps, but it's actually more than that.  There are a couple different parts on a clip-on harness thing and in Poe's case, the helmet is removable from the rest so he can wear it separate if you want. 

Probably still not worth $13, but nicer than I was expecting.  :P
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Re: The Force Awakens 3.75" 'Armor Up' Assortment
« Reply #26 on: December 3, 2015, 12:42 PM »
Everyone needs to be digging on Amazon.ca right now...

Armor Up FN-2187



Armor Up Elite TIE Pilot

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Re: The Force Awakens 3.75" 'Armor Up' Assortment
« Reply #27 on: December 3, 2015, 01:53 PM »
Looks like you can remove Finn's ST armor in order to snap on the "armor up" armor. Armor
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Re: The Force Awakens 3.75" 'Armor Up' Assortment
« Reply #28 on: December 3, 2015, 10:41 PM »
Finn actually looks intriguing, though also kinda chunky.

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Re: The Force Awakens 3.75" 'Armor Up' Assortment
« Reply #29 on: December 8, 2015, 10:46 AM »
Picked up the Toys R Us Exclusive Armor-up Captain Phasma and Poe Dameron figures this morning. Just opened each of them up at my desk - the Poe Dameron "armor" is pretty neat, the life-support box on the front of his flight-suit detaches and then plugs into a slot on the armor, so at least they made the effort to have these two armor options for him fully integrate with the figure.

The Phasma clip-on armors are okay, but I don't really understand the point of these - someone in armor, putting on more armor.  :-\

I don't have one of the regular carded versions of Phasma with me to compare, but I want to say that these two figures of her might be slightly different from each other, later tonight when I'm home I'll compare the two...
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