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TLJ Force Link Starter Set w/Kylo Ren
« on: July 19, 2017, 03:54 PM »
The rumors of the return of a commtech style chip reader are apparently true.

The Last Jedi packaging products revealed at SDCC have a "Force Link" call out ("Wear Force Link to activate sounds") on them.  Look for more details from Hasbro soon...
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Re: TLJ Force Link = CommTech 2.0?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2017, 08:41 AM »
 I'm only surprised it took them this long to revisit this concept. From  Skylanders to Amibo etc, this tech is smaller and cheaper than it was. Kids will love this.

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Re: TLJ Force Link = CommTech 2.0?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2017, 01:18 PM »
I liked the old commtech chips just because they made decent figure stands.

I bet the new version will do well with kids.
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Re: TLJ Force Link = CommTech 2.0?
« Reply #3 on: August 3, 2017, 10:04 AM »
Info update from Yakface.com:

E8 Starter Set (Force Link Gauntlet with Kylo Ren)
DPCI:  087-06-8338
SKU: 775877489
UPC: 630509532889
MSRP: $29.99
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Re: TLJ Force Link Gauntlet (aka CommTech 2.0?)
« Reply #4 on: August 3, 2017, 05:27 PM »
Kinda curious, just from a customizing pov, how intrusive, if at all, the commtech 2.0 is going to be?  I'm hoping not at all, but part of me feels like there is going to be something frustrating about a figure with a chip inside it when I go to simply dismantle it.
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Re: TLJ Force Link Gauntlet (aka CommTech 2.0?)
« Reply #5 on: August 6, 2017, 12:34 PM »
Hopefully, this time they'll use actual dialogue from the movie/actors.
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Re: TLJ Force Link Gauntlet (aka CommTech 2.0?)
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2017, 10:52 AM »
and that it will sound like them too. Last time it sounded like sample speech being played from a Vic-20.
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Re: TLJ Force Link Gauntlet (aka CommTech 2.0?)
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2017, 01:15 PM »
Hopefully, this time they'll use actual dialogue from the movie/actors.

IIRC, the Episode 1 Comm Tech were pretty bad, but the POTF2 Comm Tech figures sounded pretty decent.  Lesson learned back then?  Possibly. [/Obi-Wanvoice]
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Re: TLJ Force Link Gauntlet (aka CommTech 2.0?)
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2017, 02:02 PM »
I just wish we had figure stands again.

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Re: TLJ Force Link Gauntlet (aka CommTech 2.0?)
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2017, 08:22 PM »
I got wind of this via Yakface, which led to THIS INSTAGRAM POST.  It's a Hasbro manufacturer coupon for $10 off of the Force Link Starter kit, and can be found on select Kellog's Cereal boxes.

I wonder if the coupon will be good for the Force Link Gauntlet with Kylo Ren, or if there might be a separate set that doesn't include the figure?
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Re: TLJ Force Link Gauntlet (aka CommTech 2.0?)
« Reply #10 on: September 4, 2017, 02:50 PM »
Is the Kylo Ren that comes with this all new?

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Re: TLJ Force Link Gauntlet (aka CommTech 2.0?)
« Reply #11 on: September 4, 2017, 03:00 PM »
Is the Kylo Ren that comes with this all new?

New sculpt and wearing helmet
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Re: TLJ Force Link Gauntlet (aka CommTech 2.0?)
« Reply #12 on: September 4, 2017, 11:32 PM »
I decided to pick up a Force Link device as, if anything, I wanted to see my TIE Silencer ship light up.  It took a few minutes to get used to how it works, but the device is rather fun!  You have to hold it close to the figure and it will first make a beeping sound followed by the figure's dialogue or a ship's sound effects.  All the action figures seem to have 1-2 lines of dialogue and one can make somewhat funny conversations between the figures.  The Force Link Device can work through the package on a figure, so one doesn't need to open a figure to hear its dialogue.  I think I prefer my lights and sounds on a ship to be independent from a remote system, though it is rather neat for the figures and adds a unique element to them.

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Re: TLJ Force Link Gauntlet (aka CommTech 2.0?)
« Reply #13 on: September 5, 2017, 09:32 AM »
I got wind of this via Yakface, which led to THIS INSTAGRAM POST.  It's a Hasbro manufacturer coupon for $10 off of the Force Link Starter kit, and can be found on select Kellog's Cereal boxes.

I wonder if the coupon will be good for the Force Link Gauntlet with Kylo Ren, or if there might be a separate set that doesn't include the figure?

Has anyone been able to track down the $10 off coupon?  I tried looking at one grocery store and didn't see any Kellog's boxes that might have had one.

There also seems to be some competitive pricing on the Gauntlet starter kit.  On FF2 WalMart had these for $24.97.  Other retailers had it for $29.99.  And since then I've seen it get marked down at both Target and Amazon to $24.99
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Re: TLJ Force Link Gauntlet (aka CommTech 2.0?)
« Reply #14 on: September 5, 2017, 11:03 AM »
I was looking for this coupon too and couldn't find it at my local grocery store.