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Title: Titanium Series 3.75" Die-Cast Figures
Post by: Jeff on July 13, 2005, 11:14 PM
Well, time for a thread on this one I guess...

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/San_Diego_Comic_Con_2005/Hasbro/DSC08209.jpg)

$15 each and due next spring 2006, starting with everyone's favorite Boba Fett.

No thanks, I'm not starting a new 3.75" line at this point...  :-X
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jesse James on July 13, 2005, 11:15 PM
Well...  Uhm...  Hmmm

Droids I'd be into I think...  Metallic stuff in general.  Dunnoa bout the others, and HOLY **** on the price.   :-\
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 13, 2005, 11:16 PM
Ok - so did anyone notice this picture?

GH Forged Fett (http://www.galactichunter.com/absoluteig/gallery/events/comic-con_international_(2005)/hasbro/c3_005%20076.jpg)

They are going to take previously released 3.75" figures and make them in metal and charge $15 a piece? This isn't the high-end higher price point type of figures we had in mind Hasblow!

(edit: pic changed to a link - it was just a bit too big, sorry.  Jeff)
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 13, 2005, 11:26 PM
Thanks for the merger Jesse. The Boba Fett doesn't even look good IMHO - check this pic out:

GH Forged Fett #2  (http://www.galactichunter.com/absoluteig/gallery/events/comic-con_international_(2005)/hasbro/c3_005%20077.jpg)

To me a line like this is starting to get into the realm of competing against the Bust Ups and other Gentle Giant product. Hasbro should stick to TOYS not try to compete against other license holders.

I mean look at the latest development on the 12" front - Sideshow is taking over the scale - they probably had to pay Hasbro for the rights to do it too - while I'm not thrilled at a 12" line "reboot" - I'm positive Sideshow will product a higher quality (at albeit a higher price) than Hasbro EVER did.

Why can't Hasbro focus their attention to the lines they were GOOD at? Stop developing new lines and focus on your core line of 3.75" action figures!!!!!

(edit: pic changed to a link just a bit too big - sorry.  Jeff)
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: dafoo on July 13, 2005, 11:51 PM
do these figures have articulation?
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Diddly on July 13, 2005, 11:55 PM
Wow. Why does Hasbro create these overpriced lines that are destined to fail? Especially with THAT price. Yikes...
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 13, 2005, 11:59 PM
do these figures have articulation?

The Boba Fett doesn't appear to - perhaps the shoulder joint will allow you to rotate his left arm - but without the gun positioned just so, the left arm looks pretty stupid.

Hey - does anyone think that this will be the replacement for Unleashed? A 3.75" scaled high-end die-cast figure line. They could still be two-packs (at an even higher price point).

Whatever this line is, it is destined to fail.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jeff on July 14, 2005, 12:02 AM
Hey - does anyone think that this will be the replacement for Unleashed? A 3.75" scaled high-end die-cast figure line. They could still be two-packs (at an even higher price point).

Whatever this line is, it is destined to fail.

You know, that's a good point.  Maybe this is what killed the unleashed line - Hasbro was hesitent to have two $15 price point figure lines at the same time so they killed the Unleashed line in favor of offering these.   :-\

If that's the case, there will be a LOT of Unleashed fans who want to get a hold of the C3 focus group who told Hasbro the die-cast figures were a good idea!    :P
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 14, 2005, 12:19 AM
If that's the case, there will be a LOT of Unleashed fans who want to get a hold of the C3 focus group who told Hasbro the die-cast figures were a good idea!    :P

Amen!

I don't quite get what Hasbro's aiming for here.  These die-cast are too cheap-looking to justify the price.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: dafoo on July 14, 2005, 12:26 AM
People hate the statue 3.75 figures already, what's making them out of metal going to do for us?  Give us something with substantial weight to throw at people?
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 14, 2005, 12:31 AM
People hate the statue 3.75 figures already, what's making them out of metal going to do for us?  Give us something with substantial weight to throw at people?

What a GREAT idea!

Ok - I propose a JediDefender field trip for EVERYONE here to attend SDCC 2006 - we'll all get a Titanium Forged *snicker* Boba Fett and then when the Hasbro team starts their panel on stage, we'll all throw them at them!

Sounds like fun to me!

Might ACTUALLY get the point across if we hit that Derryl DePriest guy in the head enough times!  ;D
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 14, 2005, 12:47 AM
Might ACTUALLY get the point across if we hit that Derryl DePriest guy in the head enough times!  ;D

Don't quite remember which one he is, but being a Hasbro guy, his skull is likely too thick.   ::)

Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 14, 2005, 01:01 AM
According to the Sideshow Toys 12" figure line press release, DePriest is the head of the Star Wars brand at Hasbro.

He probably doesn't show his face at events like SDCC anyway. So we'd just end up maiming some of his lackeys.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Nathan on July 14, 2005, 01:16 AM
What the hell?? I literally had to laugh, this is just so ludicrous.

This is so stupid on so many different levels. Honestly, I can't even decide where to begin a rant, so I'll just second what everyone else has said above.

I can see this working for droids (being metallic and all) or even some fully-armored characters like clones and stormies, but just wait'll they try Chewbacca or something. And you know they will. ::)
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: JediMAC on July 14, 2005, 01:22 AM
I'm surprised that no one's mentioned this yet, but don't forget that Attakus is gonna be pimpin' us 4" scaled diecast figures soon as well, with their awesome upcoming Death Star and Dagobah dioramas (and other scenes after those 2, I'm sure).

So yet another conflict between similar lines...

Just totally stupid for Hasbro to be doing this right now.  I can't wait for them to combine their two favorite new things, and start giving us some kickass Titanium Holographic figures!!!  :P
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Nathan on July 14, 2005, 01:40 AM
I can't wait for them to combine their two favorite new things, and start giving us some kickass Titanium Holographic figures!!! :P

Shhhh! Don't give them ideas!

But that would be funny to see them attempt, wouldn't it? ;D
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Commander Cody on July 14, 2005, 01:46 AM
What's with all these new lines?!? This is ****** up!
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth Broem on July 14, 2005, 01:16 PM
I do not get this either.  No wonder Hasbro is now giving us rehashes and repaints, etc.  They have no money to make regular 3.75 figures with all the new lines they have been producing - Attatix, Force Battlers, Titanium, 2 inch Unleashed, and whatever else.  I mean my goodness. For the money they spent on these new lines we probably could have had an AT-TE or Turbo Tank PLUS new molds of 3.75 figures. 
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Brian on July 14, 2005, 01:25 PM
Yeah, I'm not getting all the different lines either...and honestly I really wish Hasbro would streamline the brand a little bit.  Stick to the 3 3/4" line (and accompanying vehicles/beasts/etc), Galactic Heroes line for the wee ones (and some of us), Unleashed for collectors (although that isn't happening apparently, and Gentle Giant/Sideshow will likely get more of everyone's money), and a die cast line of vehicles (or whatever the favorite is among collectors, I don't really buy this stuff).  I can say I'm almost definitely out on this Titanium Series, especially at $15 a pop, and I doubt many others are going to paying that price either.  With some of the decisions and/or rumors we've heard lately about the various lines, I'm really wondering what Hasbro's thinking is on some of these things.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 14, 2005, 02:31 PM
Just to play devil's advocate -- wasn't the Unleashed line very unpopular initially?  Perhaps the same could happen with this line?

Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Brian on July 14, 2005, 02:41 PM
Yeah, I believe so...particularly the first wave or so.  They sat, and sat, and sat around here it seemed...and now they fetch pretty decent money on ebay from what I understand.  I actually got the Jango Unleashed for birthday present that year and that was the first I had gotten, and it kind of stemmed from there.  At least we were getting a larger, 6" plus figure for our $15 though, not just a 4" figure made of metal ;).  Of course, you never know, we could all change our tune once these come out.  Some of the droids might have been neat, but otherwise I'm not sure for the other characters...and $15 each will likely be too much for me even if I did like them.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jeff on July 14, 2005, 02:44 PM
Just to play devil's advocate -- wasn't the Unleashed line very unpopular initially?  Perhaps the same could happen with this line?


At least we were getting a larger, 6" plus figure for our $15 though, not just a 4" figure made of metal ;). Of course, you never know, we could all change our tune once these come out.

Popular-scmopular.   Feh.

I have waaaaay more 3.75" scale plastic Boba Fetts right now than I will ever need and I have no motivation to start over with a brand new 3.75" line...  especially if each figure is at a $15 price point.   >:(

Hasbro, there is no reason to start ANOTHER 3.75" line - especially not a die cast line when, as Matt pointed out, Attakus is doing the same thing!

Good luck to those of you who are excited about this line, but for me this is an easy one to skip.

Jeff
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Brian on July 14, 2005, 03:29 PM
I guess I don't understand why Hasbro is trying so hard (especially this year) to re-invent itself and offer these new lines.  Overall, the new lines aren't being met with much enthusiasm...and I think the basic line should (does?) do just fine for them if they catered more to collectors, kept the repacks/repaints to a little lower level (and ones that made more sense), and just focused more on the line as a whole.  Whether they want to admit it or not, it is their bread and butter.  Titanium, Force Battlers, Jedi Force, Attacktix, 2" Unleashed, Galactic Heroes, etc....they all have their fans, but when it comes down to it the 3 3/4" line has to be the one that is bought most widely.  Like I said earlier, I'd rather see them scale things down to focus on the 3 3/4" line...even with a more limited figure total per year...with a few vehicles/beasts (or gasp...playsets) thrown in here and there.  Supplement it with a kiddie line (GH), and a "collector" line (Unleashed would have made the most sense), and I think they'd be all set.  I'm not interested in this Titanium line either and would rather see the resources poured into the line that counts ;).
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: dafoo on July 14, 2005, 10:28 PM
Now I'm going to HAVE to buy a Titanium Fett as my hold out blast..er weapon.

I'll just wait till they are at the KB Liquidation stored for 10 for a $1.  Fett Throwing stars!
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth Broem on July 15, 2005, 09:17 AM
Good God.  These titanium figures are going to be $14.99????  I hope they do not make to many of them.  There is no way people are gonna go for those if there is an option to pay $5.24 for the regular versions that actually have articulation.  Although I could see them performing ok since they are 3 3/4 figures.  We'll see.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 15, 2005, 09:55 AM
I don't know. The figure itself looks pretty cool and can be useful in certain diaroma settings. I'll have to see what else they have planned and see how they handle skin tones before I make my decision on the line.

BTW, the picture and the links weren't working for me, were there any other pictures aside from the comic-con pictured Boba?
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jeff on July 15, 2005, 10:45 AM
As Pete and I were speculating earlier in the thread, it sure sounds like these $15 price point Metal Figures sure had something to do with the decision to ditch the successful unleashed line...


From RebelScum's SDCC QnA:

Quote
"Is Hasbro in fact changing the Unleashed line, and if so why such a drastic change in size? Is there any chance we’ll see some ‘special’ old style 7” figures released for fans of that scale?

A change is coming for a number of reasons, some having to do with price point issues at retail, more will be revealed as Hasbro outlines their plans for 2006 during Friday’s panel. While there are no plans for more 7” Unleashed figures beyond what’s been announced, Hasbro would not rule out the possibility of more at some point in the future."[/
quote]

Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 15, 2005, 12:21 PM
Yeah - the idea of having multiple action figure lines at the same price point is something Hasbro wants to avoid.

I think that once we're done with the ROTS Deluxe Figures, the Force Battlers (at least for a time) will be the defacto $9.99 price point item. With the new Forged figures being the $15.99 price point item.

They probably were told by the retail chains that they would support only one line at the $15.99 price point and since the 3.75" moves well, they probably figure that will help move this line moreso than the 7" Unleashed figures.

They are probably mostly right too - many collectors stick to the mantra "3.75 inch figures only" and while these "forged" figures aren't made of plastic they still fall under that magic scale. I know that personally, like the 3.75" lemming that I am, while I don't collect the rest of the Titanium line, I will be collecting these Titanium Forged figures as long as they are released in the 3.75" scale. If they dropped the scale down to 2", I'd pass, if they raised the scale to 7" (and of course raise the price point), I'd pass. So some decisions that have been made with the line do have logical reasoning behind them, however, why the line was developed in the first place is what bothers me.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Nathan on July 15, 2005, 01:59 PM
As Pete and I were speculating earlier in the thread, it sure sounds like these $15 price point Metal Figures sure had something to do with the decision to ditch the successful unleashed line...

From RebelScum's SDCC QnA:

Quote
"Is Hasbro in fact changing the Unleashed line, and if so why such a drastic change in size? Is there any chance we’ll see some ‘special’ old style 7” figures released for fans of that scale?

A change is coming for a number of reasons, some having to do with price point issues at retail, more will be revealed as Hasbro outlines their plans for 2006 during Friday’s panel. While there are no plans for more 7” Unleashed figures beyond what’s been announced, Hasbro would not rule out the possibility of more at some point in the future."

What kind of crap is that? So they cancelled a highly popular series of LARGE figures to make room for a series of lousy SMALL figures at the same price point that will almost certainly wither and die on the pegs? Hello?? Aren't consumers a lot more likely to pay $15 for a big item than something 1/2 the scale and 1/20 the mass?

Peter's above assessment is probably correct, but it's just stupid to me. I still can't get over the fact they cancelled the Unleashed, which were arguably more popular than even the 3.75" line (in terms of collector excitement and enthusiasm). It boggles the mind.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Morgbug on July 15, 2005, 03:28 PM
Does anyone else question whether Hasbro really needs to have the Unleashed at $15 anyway?  Aren't they fairly identical in scale, articulation and size to McFarlane figures?  Doesn't matter whether you're talking Twisted Oz, Sportspicks or Elvis, the McFarlane stuff is equivalent at 2/3 the price.  I would have thought that the UL stuff would have had that tidy additional $5 margin.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jeff on July 15, 2005, 03:31 PM
Does anyone else question whether Hasbro really needs to have the Unleashed at $15 anyway?  Aren't they fairly identical in scale, articulation and size to McFarlane figures?  Doesn't matter whether you're talking Twisted Oz, Sportspicks or Elvis, the McFarlane stuff is equivalent at 2/3 the price.  I would have thought that the UL stuff would have had that tidy additional $5 margin.

The extra $5 must be for the "awesome" artwork on the cards - McFarlane ain't got that!   :P
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 18, 2005, 04:35 PM
Does anyone else question whether Hasbro really needs to have the Unleashed at $15 anyway?  Aren't they fairly identical in scale, articulation and size to McFarlane figures?  Doesn't matter whether you're talking Twisted Oz, Sportspicks or Elvis, the McFarlane stuff is equivalent at 2/3 the price.  I would have thought that the UL stuff would have had that tidy additional $5 margin.

They are pretty close. I have in my office at work both my Star Wars Unleashed and my McFarlane Matrix open collections.

From the untrained/non-sci-fi-geeks I get a lot of "are these all from the same movie?"

More recently though, I get a lot of the Dads coming in asking "Where do you get those cool Star Wars statues? My son is really into Star Wars and I'd love to get him some." My patented answer is to go over to the TRU right near by and purchase the Anakin and Obi-Wan pair from ROTS  ;D -- gotta get 'em sold to make room for the Shocktrooper/Chewie/Han wave somehow!
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: CHEWIE on July 18, 2005, 04:43 PM
I think this is some sort of ploy as they are probably surprised with the response that people are showing towards the Attakus 3-3/4" line.

I'm all for it IF they limit it to the OT (the prequels like this would be a bad move in my opinion as probably only the hardcore collectors want these, and most of the die hards seem to be OT enthusiasts) and make some sort of awesome, somewhat large diorama/environments for them.

 :P
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: ruiner on July 19, 2005, 11:39 AM
Man, for $15 SRP, I just don't get it.

Why will retailers support a line that is readily available in plastic?  And if price is an issue with Unleashed (at $15) why are these die cast figures any different??

Something doesn't jive here.


 ???
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: CHEWIE on July 19, 2005, 12:49 PM
You're right ruiner... I think they are just trying to go about something different and see what happens.  With there being no more films, they are more apt to try something new.

With the 7" Unleashed, it seemed like some waves did good, some did awful.  To me it was a line that had a short leash.

 :P
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth Slothus on August 10, 2005, 05:39 PM
LOL-Hasbro can charge the 15$ because they are hasbro, not mcfarlane. You know what? I'm just gonna go out on a limb here and claim that the hasbro toy group is more popular,more known, been around a long time etc and they know it. They are supposedly "the industry"(for star wars.) Other companies are getting more poplular but let's face it..are they really at hasbro's level? C'mon..really? Yeah, yeah I acknowledge the other companies but who has most of the Lucas liscences? I'm not saying the other man's. are bad- (I love the mcfarlane detail),(the dragon series is awesome). I'm just saying ..as smaller companies with far fewer licensing how much can they REALLY afford to charge. This isn't to say that even a bigger company like Hasbro can make freq. mistakes(see the aayla unleashed wave(overproduction))-but what I am saying is with so many customers (completist collectors) they do have a monopoly and can charge what ever they decide.

LOL- I really beleive they could have continued to market the unleashed line for 20$ apiece and continued production and they still would be selling-NP-Especially if they dump the 12in line earlier last year. IMO
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: zachmoe on August 12, 2005, 05:07 AM
I think the reason why Hasbro is changing the line is because, as many people have pointed out, the 3 3/4 inch line is by far the most popular.  It sells the most.  It is the line that most collectors collect.  I believe that Hasbro is under the impression that the reason it does so well is because it is the right size, at least in the opinion of most collectors.  I believe that they are attempting to target the people that only collect the 3 3/4 inch figures, and offer them something a little more collectable, maybe more detail, something that will stand out a little bit more than the regular 3 3/4 inch figures.  I absolutely hate the fact that the Unleashed are being discontiuned, I have loved that line ever since it came out.  However, some people hate the unleashed line, and I'm sure there are those people out there who are glad to see them go.  The new line is different, I like it a lot better than those crappy Force Battlers, but not enough to give up the Unleashed line.  Is there anyone who is excited by the new expensive 3 3/4 line?  Just curious, as most people seem to hate the idea.  Anyone willing to give them a chance?   
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Firebat on August 13, 2005, 06:38 PM
I like the idea of 3.75" die cast figures, but only for certain characters. Die cast works for Boba, Vader, Troops, and Droids, but that's it. It would seem odd to have a human or alien figures made of die-cast.

Overall, I'm sad to see the Unleashed line changed to the small scale. Their was so much potential wasted.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jesse James on August 15, 2005, 01:36 AM
I'd have liked Die-cast droids actually, but only droids.

Fett, the Stormie's...  They looked more plastic to me in the film than metal.  Fett's armor looked metal, but not like the Fett figure we saw (metallic looking all over which is just odd).

A metal 3PO unit or R2 though, that's appealling.  Or a metal Gonk droid...  Could be cool.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: ruiner on August 15, 2005, 05:34 PM
The only good thing I see coming out of this line is a fighting weapon.  You know instead of using a roll of quarters.....8)

Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Pete_Fett on September 13, 2005, 11:00 PM
The only good thing I see coming out of this line is a fighting weapon.  You know instead of using a roll of quarters.....8)

So chalk you up for one Titanium Fett and one used men's athletic sock? Once you got both you're in the mood for busting heads? Hehe
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Brian on October 14, 2005, 09:33 AM
Although I'm not really interested in this line, especially at $15 a piece, I thought this little piece of info was interesting...from the latest RS Q and A:

"Based on what we were told at Comic Con, the Forged figures will have some articulation, but not as much as the basic figures. It's a trade off when you go to that type of material (Die-cast metal), but it sounds like Hasbro is at least trying to do some other interesting things with the line. For instance the Boba Fett figure will feature a removable helmet, a first for this particular character…"

So Hasbro finally decides to do a removable helmet Boba Fett, and its in the Titanium line?  Yeah, that makes sense.  Of course this isn't technically "confirmed", but I'm sure there will be some people upset about this.  I mean, its nice that they are doing it, but I think it would be quite well received in the "basic" figure line.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jeff on October 14, 2005, 10:07 AM
So Hasbro finally decides to do a removable helmet Boba Fett, and its in the Titanium line?  Yeah, that makes sense.  Of course this isn't technically "confirmed", but I'm sure there will be some people upset about this.  I mean, its nice that they are doing it, but I think it would be quite well received in the "basic" figure line.

I'd guess because they know they need a gimmick to try to sell this to the guys like me who have zero interest in this line.

I'd wager that a removable helmet on Boba Fett will be enough of a pull that some people will end up grabbing this one.  Maybe they will finally do a removable helmet Stormtrooper for this line too?   ::)

I still think this whole idea is pretty lame though.  No offense to anyone who is planning to buy this line, but buying $15 metal figures seems kinda lame to me when I can get a $5-6 plastic version with more articulation.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on October 18, 2005, 02:04 PM
metal Battledroids, Super Battledroids, Droidekas, Magnaguards and General Greivous would be great. I'd finally have battledroids that didn't bend in the warmth of spring.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: CHEWIE on October 18, 2005, 03:17 PM
How about a Battle Droid 3-pk, priced at $20.00?  I'm game.

 :P
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Nathan on October 18, 2005, 03:19 PM
I wanna see some pictures dammit! This line actually has legitimate potential for the various droids.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 19, 2005, 12:11 PM
How about a Battle Droid 3-pk, priced at $20.00?  I'm game.

 :P

Right on!
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Reid on October 27, 2005, 06:35 PM
Suprisingly these look pretty... good. Merry birthday, here's some photos.

Loose Vader (http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.collectinghq.com/im/0006246.jpg)

Carded Vader (http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.collectinghq.com/im/0006247.jpg)

Boba Loose (http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.collectinghq.com/im/0006248.jpg)

Boba Carded (http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.collectinghq.com/im/0006249.jpg)

edit - just fixed a couple broken links - Jesse
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Ben on October 27, 2005, 10:56 PM
My oh my, they look pretty cool after all.


Still not buying them, mostly because of the price point.  :-\
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Nathan on October 27, 2005, 11:17 PM
I guess they don't totally suck ass, but I just don't see the point for this line's existence. *shrugs*

Although the article did mention they will come in alternate "Patina" versions with "translucent light brown wash, similar to what you’d see on a bronze statue or on pewter figurines", which will be cool if you're into that sort of thing. They should just do that series and ditch the painted versions.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darby on October 27, 2005, 11:42 PM
I still don't get it.  They look decent, but meh. 
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: ruiner on October 28, 2005, 02:01 PM
I must be in the minority, because I think they look like ****.  The proportions are all screwy.

Hasbro must be feeling pressure from Lucas Licensing to diversify their product offerings because they are really cranking out obscure ****.

Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jeff on November 4, 2005, 02:53 PM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/10-05/titanvader.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/10-05/titanfett.jpg)

I like the packaging idea behind these, but I still feel the need to ask why Hasbro thinks we need these? 

No offense to anyone who is planning to buy this line, but buying $15 metal figures seems kinda lame to me when I can get a $5-6 plastic version with more articulation.  This is one of many lines I will pass on in 2006.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: CHEWIE on November 4, 2005, 03:33 PM
I might get the Vader... but again, I think this line should have never have been made.  They don't want to give us nice playsets or more vehicles, yet they can experiment with stuff like this and those damn transformers...

 :P
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Matt_Fury on November 4, 2005, 04:56 PM
This is not something I really collect, but I just saw some pictures of the new 3.75" diecast figures they are doing and I might have to pick these up!
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: CHEWIE on November 4, 2005, 07:35 PM
Are there any figures planned past Vader and Fett?  I think I saw that Stormtrooper is planned... IG-88 would be cool.  Maybe a Super Battle Droid too... but at $15.00, I just don't have much interest.

 :P

Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jeff on November 4, 2005, 09:26 PM
Are there any figures planned past Vader and Fett? 

So far, the list looks like this:

Wave 1 (confirmed):
Darth Vader
Boba Fett

Wave 2 (Rumored):
Bossk
Sandtrooper

Wave 3 (Rumored):
IG-88
Clone Trooper

Wave 4 (Rumored):
General Grievous
C-3PO
Battlestar Galactica Cylon Warrior - yeah, you read that right!
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: CHEWIE on November 4, 2005, 11:31 PM
Thanks for the list.  Hmmmm.... everything makes sense, except for Bossk.

 :P
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Famine on November 5, 2005, 09:52 AM
A Cylon? What the ****?

Well, I guess there was a Cylon in the Clone Wars cartoon.

Kevin
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Nathan on November 6, 2005, 12:28 AM
No offense to anyone who is planning to buy this line, but buying $15 metal figures seems kinda lame to me when I can get a $5-6 plastic version with more articulation.

I'd say these are more display items than actual playable figures, so articulation wouldn't be as much of an issue. The packaging supports that interpretation. They'd probably be just as well off ditching the artic and making these into mini-statues.

I may get the rumored clonetrooper if he looks decent. Otherwise pass on everything else.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: rishakra on November 8, 2005, 10:41 AM
I'm a clone fanatic and based on the way these look I doubt I'll even get the clone.  Hate to be Mr Negative but these stink so bad they aren't even fun to look at online.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Morgbug on November 8, 2005, 11:06 PM
Ew.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: ruiner on November 9, 2005, 01:13 PM
I guess these would make great gifts for the person on your list that is a SW fanatic.  They would look pretty cool on someone's desk.

You have to hand it to Hasbro and Lucasfilm for trying to get the SW name out there and making the brand last "forever."   :P

Will it work?  Time will tell.  I think it's overkill considering the movies are done and over with...maybe the TV show will revitalize the line but that's a ways off yet.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 4, 2006, 10:19 PM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/10-05/TitaniumBobaFettCardedTN.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/10-05/TitaniumBobaFettCarded.jpg)  (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/10-05/TitaniumBobaFettLooseTN.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/10-05/TitaniumBobaFettLoose.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/10-05/TitaniumVaderCardedTN.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/10-05/TitaniumVaderCarded.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/10-05/TitaniumVaderLooseTN.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/10-05/TitaniumVaderLoose.jpg)

Click on thumbnails for bigger pics

We finally get a good look at the Titanium Forged Figures, both in loose and carded form!  Both of these figures are poseable and have removable helmets, and also include a display stand.  These are expected to hit stores in March.

You know, I never expected these to look this good.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth Broem on January 4, 2006, 10:27 PM
No, I did not either.  It's almost worth plunking $15 down for them. 
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 5, 2006, 10:44 AM
I'm sure poseable means 3 points of articulation.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Mattdude on January 5, 2006, 05:34 PM
I too did not realize how awesome these would look.  There's no way I will be able to resist buying them if I see 'em in stores.  I think it's cool that Hasbro took a chance on something different.  To me $15 doesn't seem too expensive for what appears to be a very high quality collectible.  Can't wait to get my hands on these!

-Matt
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: ruiner on January 5, 2006, 05:50 PM
Funny, I was thinking just the opposite. 

$15 is WAY too much to spend on a 4" figure; die cast or not.

Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Diddly on January 5, 2006, 06:51 PM
Wait, the Fett has a removeable helmet you say? That may be worth $15...
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Mattdude on January 5, 2006, 08:49 PM
Funny, I was thinking just the opposite. 

$15 is WAY too much to spend on a 4" figure; die cast or not.

I hear ya Ruiner, but I guess I just regard these as something more than a simple 4" figure.  They strike me more as nice display pieces, and the addition of a display case alone seems to justify a little extra cost.  Plus, metal is obviously a lot more durable than plastic.  I dunno, a metal figure/statue in a nice display case seems like a good value for $15, but I admit it's hard to make a judgement until I actually see the thing in person.

On another subject, I dig your handle.  Was that inspired by the Nine Inch Nails song?

-Matt
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: SpudTrooper on January 6, 2006, 01:03 AM
Wait, the Fett has a removeable helmet you say? That may be worth $15...

thats awesome if it is removable, but probably another Jango face but definitely gonna pick that up  ;D
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Clone On Fire on January 6, 2006, 09:48 AM
And I was worried Hasbro would run out of clever ways to charge us $15 for a 3 3/4" figure.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 6, 2006, 09:52 AM
Sounds like the community is split on these. Maybe I'll picke 'em up on clearance. 8)
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: ruiner on January 6, 2006, 01:22 PM
Funny, I was thinking just the opposite.

$15 is WAY too much to spend on a 4" figure; die cast or not.



On another subject, I dig your handle. Was that inspired by the Nine Inch Nails song?

-Matt


Yep, the one and only.

You can tell by my user name and avatar what my real passions are!
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: CHEWIE on January 6, 2006, 04:27 PM
I personally have little desire for these.  Give me better deluxe figures with nice accessories instead.

 :P
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Matt on January 29, 2006, 10:25 PM
New pictures of helmet-less Vader and Boba here:

http://www.mintinbox.net/Actus/06-01/titanium-proto

For the first official removable-helmet Boba figure we've ever gotten, I'm a little disappointed.  We've gotten removable-helmet Jango and Clone heads out the wazoo, and they've all looked pretty much identical to each other.

I was hoping that for Boba, they could at least change up his head somewhat.  You know, like with a different haircut (like longer hair), or a heavily-scarred face, or even something silly like an eyepatch or a bionic eye or something.  Just anything, to make it different from all those Jangos and Clones we've gotten.

Oh well.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Scott on January 29, 2006, 11:09 PM
I really don't get the point of these figures (as is the case of almost all of the crap Hasbro has put out this year...i.e. Transformers, Motorcycles, Die Cast, Mini Unleashed etc)  But, if and when they get to do a C-3PO and R2, count me in
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 29, 2006, 11:10 PM

For the first official removable-helmet Boba figure we've ever gotten, I'm a little disappointed.  We've gotten removable-helmet Jango and Clone heads out the wazoo, and they've all looked pretty much identical to each other.


I have to agree - it seems so anti-climactic to wait for so many years to see what he looks like underneath, only to now see that he looks like every other clone.  Surely it would have been fun to work with Lucasfilm to develop some sort of backstory to a huge scar on his face.  
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Diddly on January 29, 2006, 11:19 PM
Too bad they couldn't model the head after Boba from the Infinities comic series.

(http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/multimedia/image/comics/oneshots/swinfinities01-unmasked.jpg)

Really looks nothing like Jango or any clone, AND has the long facial scar from some kind of past encounter.

Oh, and the figures kind of suck. Like Scott said, what's the point of them?
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 29, 2006, 11:24 PM
Oh, and the figures kind of suck. Like Scott said, what's the point of them?

The pretty case they come in.  Seriously, I think they're trying to think along the lines of the MOMC collector by doing this with a dressed up display base/cover.  I'll likely buy the Vader one, simply because I can't pass up anything of Darth Vader, but I won't be going any further than that.

Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Matt on January 29, 2006, 11:32 PM
There was just so much potential for the first helmet-less Boba.  Pre-pubescent Boba had longish-hair in Clones, why not carry that over to the older Boba?  Some scarring would have been cool - I mean, he's got a really ******-up, bashed-to-hell suit, is it not believable that he'd have a messed-up face, too?  That helmet couldn't have stayed on all the time.  And how about some facial hair, like in that pic Travis put up?  It'd be kind of neat if he had a beard or a goatee, or even a little Pedro-esque moustache or something.  Just anything, to make him different from his daddy.

My first inclination is to blame it on Hasbro for not using their collective imaginations, but I have to wonder if Lucasland had any say in this matter.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darby on January 29, 2006, 11:58 PM
More than likely.  We may yet see a helmetless Boba in the OT.   ::)
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jesse James on January 30, 2006, 03:51 AM
Hasbro + LFL = Nothing Logical.

That's an equation where one will let you down one way, the other will let you down a total other way, and both try to lay the blame for their working relationship not always working on each other.  It's sad.

And I reiterate Scott's feelings...  This line is just silly.  I don't get it...  Droids I'd get, but Fett and Vader I don't...  They're expensive, they're dull, they're not even accurate looking so you don't even have that as like a "premium" figure or something... 

Metal is cool, don't get me wrong...  I have 1:18 tanks cast in metal, and they kick much ass, but THEY'RE TANKS.  They should be metal...  Vader and Fett just seem silly to me.

LIke Scott said though, 3PO I'd buy...  R2 I'd buy...  I'd actually like to see clearances on them so I could buy a few to paint up as something else.  But these figures just seem meh.

The only plus to Fett I see is his gun appears more accurate than anything Hasbro's done, so it'd be nice to own that to outfit your favorite Fett figure with something slightly better than a steaming turd.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Matt on January 30, 2006, 04:28 AM
Isn't one of the main reasons we've never gotten an articulated-knee'd Threepio in this scale is that Hasbro couldn't figure out an inexpensive way to do it in plastic without it looking like crap (i.e. the metallic paint flaking off, or whatever)?

I realize that a Saga Threepio w/Throne is rumored for this year, but if that doesn't pan out (or have the articulated knees), I wouldn't be surprised to see the Titanium version with the knees as kind of an exclusive feature.

I don't know very much about die-cast stuff, but they should be able to have articulated knees while keeping the metallic paint job in tact, correct?
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Brian on January 30, 2006, 10:14 AM
I was kind of disappointed with the first version of "helmetless" Boba as well, not that I really planned on getting it either way.  It would be nice to see one in the regular line someday maybe, and if so do it like the comics picture above.  I'd like to see something a little bit different from all the clone/Jango heads we've already seen too.

I'm in the boat with many of the rest of you, not really interested in this line.  If we see an R2 and/or 3PO, I might pick those up though.  Otherwise, some of the characters chosen so far seem pointless.  Plus, from the sounds of it, the prices will be plenty high.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: CHEWIE on January 30, 2006, 10:49 AM
Hmmm... these suck IMO.  And the Boba helmet sticks out way too far to the side (it's far too wide) due to the antenna.  I just saved $15.00 per figure on these because I'm not blowing my wad on them.

Once again, I'd rather see some effort put into playset-dioramas instead of all this experimenting with other stuff.

 :P
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Nathan on January 30, 2006, 01:11 PM
Good call on the helmetless Boba, Virex. I never expected anything other than a duplicate Jango head, so I wasn't surprised or disappointed by this; in fact, I didn't even think about it until you folks mentioned it.

I'm not so keen on facial hair for Boba--somehow it doesn't seem in keeping with my "read" of his personality in the EU--and for that reason I've never been gung-ho for the Infinities version Diddly posted. But in my mind's eye, I'm picturing hair a little longer than the military buzzcut (perhaps along the lines of what L'il Boba had in AOTC), and definitely with some scarring or a glass eye or something cool.

However, keep in mind that, as a toy, this is not necessarily the official way that the "real" Boba looks. So we may yet see something cooler in a comic (hopefully) or even the Sooper-Dooper 30th Anniversary boxset (hopefully not).
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: ruiner on January 30, 2006, 05:50 PM
Some things were meant to be kept sacred...to me, Boba's face is one of them.

Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jeff on January 31, 2006, 09:59 AM
Hmmm...

Looks like Hasbro (http://hasbro.com/starwars/pl/page.news/newsid.20ADFE53-D56F-E112-459D8E9A089B91C2/dn/default.cfm) attempted some kind of update this AM, but none of the pictures work.  It will be interesting to see how Bossk and Sandtrooper look once they get around to fixing the pictures.   :P

And, since the rumor mill was right about Bossk/Sandtrooper being Wave 2, I guess we can expect IG-88 and a Clone Trooper in wave 3.  Here was the rumor/insider list again:


Wave 1 (now confirmed):
Darth Vader
Boba Fett

Wave 2 (now confirmed):
Bossk
Sandtrooper

Wave 3 (Rumored):
IG-88
Clone Trooper

Wave 4 (Rumored):
General Grievous
C-3PO
Battlestar Galactica Cylon Warrior
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: darkksith on January 31, 2006, 10:56 AM
ok, here is my problem. i'm a 3 3/4" loose completist collector. who here would count these as part of the normal line? i'm begining to lean towards the idea that they are because they do have removable helmets and some articulation. i do like the the looks of them but the price tag is a little much. i almost wish they were just statues so i wouldn't have to make a decision.   :P
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: CHEWIE on January 31, 2006, 11:28 AM
I have the feeling these will bomb... the only ones that interest me are 3PO and Grievous, and by that time the line might be canceled or those will be hard as hell to get!

Sometimes I wonder why Hasbro makes stuff like this.  I was all for a 3-3/4" scale Unleashed line of 2-pks for $15.00 with a nice display base (which most of you reamed me for) but I guarantee they would be a bigger hit than this.

 :P
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jeff on January 31, 2006, 05:01 PM
Looks like Hasbro (http://hasbro.com/starwars/pl/page.news/newsid.20ADFE53-D56F-E112-459D8E9A089B91C2/dn/default.cfm) attempted some kind of update this AM, but none of the pictures work. 

Looks like they fixed it...

Titanium Sandtrooper:

(http://hasbro.com/common/images/news/starwars/34578-Sandtrooper-Die-Cast(1).jpg)


Titanium Bossk:

(http://hasbro.com/common/images/news/starwars/34579-Bossk-Die-Cast.jpg)
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Morgbug on January 31, 2006, 05:10 PM
Hmmm...
Wave 4
...
...
Battlestar Galactica Cylon Warrior


Uh, pardon me?  It's cool and all, but what?  Did I miss something?
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jayson on January 31, 2006, 05:13 PM
Bossk looks happy! ;D
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: CHEWIE on January 31, 2006, 05:15 PM
The Sandtrooper looks a little better than I thought it might, but the Bossk... that's the worst face ever.   :-\

 :P
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jayson on January 31, 2006, 05:19 PM
He might have gas from too many Wookiee Burgers  :P
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jeff on January 31, 2006, 05:22 PM
Uh, pardon me?  It's cool and all, but what?  Did I miss something?

No.  Apparently Hasbro is going to start to mix other lines in with the Titanium Series.  There are reports of that Cylon and then some other Galactica and Stargate stuff working it's way into the line as well...
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Nathan on January 31, 2006, 05:40 PM
That sandtrooper actually looks pretty cool, and I have a weakness for sandtroopers. Hmm....
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth Broem on January 31, 2006, 05:48 PM
Geez I think those two are terrible looking.  They look like drawings to me.  LOL.  Oh well I will see how the IG-88 looks I suppose. 
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Scott on January 31, 2006, 11:47 PM
The worst part about these is who are they trying to sell them to?  3-3/4" COllectors already have all of these and what point is buying a preposed metal Bossk for 3 times the price?  As I said, its a beyond stupid idea in a year full of them
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jesse James on January 31, 2006, 11:50 PM
I may actually buy Bossk because he's sort of a figure focus of mine...  I mean, Trandoshan's DO gets all da ladies...  Jockin' the Wookiee's and slappin' the ho's, that's livin' Trandoshan style.

That said, man...   Unless there's a removable helmet on the Sandtrooper that reveals someone with the black bodyglove hood on, I can't justify buying it...  Evne then it'd be hard to justify.  Any of these would be...  They're comically weird and a waste of capital that could be going into FRIGGIN' KNEE JOINTS on the basic figures.   >:(
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 1, 2006, 10:02 AM
I have to admit that I'm most likely going to pick up the Sandtrooper. It looks pretty nice.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jesse James on February 2, 2006, 03:06 AM
The Fett looked very metallic to me though, I have a feeling Sandie will too, so that kills the Sandtrooper for me.  I too would've picked him up perhaps if he'd have been "realistic" looking in his final form.  I just have a feeling he won't be.

Neat bases with both figures though....  i guess.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jeff on February 11, 2006, 09:39 PM
And, since the rumor mill was right about Bossk/Sandtrooper being Wave 2, I guess we can expect IG-88 and a Clone Trooper in wave 3. 

I guess so.  Pictures of IG-88 and Clone Trooper (501st Variety) have shown up in the Toy Fair pictures.

Clone:
http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showphoto.php?photo=16426&cat=4715

IG-88
http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showphoto.php?photo=16430&cat=4715

Man, I don't like this line and I'm not planning on buying it, but IG-88 looks pretty killer...
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Morgbug on February 11, 2006, 09:46 PM
Uh, pardon me?  It's cool and all, but what?  Did I miss something?

No.  Apparently Hasbro is going to start to mix other lines in with the Titanium Series.  There are reports of that Cylon and then some other Galactica and Stargate stuff working it's way into the line as well...

Oh.  Ok then. 

I guess at that I'll pick up the Cylon, if I see it, simply to have the anomaly in the line and I don't know where else to get a 3.75" Cylon. 

Thanks.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jeff on February 11, 2006, 10:07 PM
I guess at that I'll pick up the Cylon, if I see it, simply to have the anomaly in the line and I don't know where else to get a 3.75" Cylon. 

Should be out around March according to Hasbro (http://www.hasbro.com/media/pl/page.release/dn/default.cfm?release=452):

"The TITANIUM SERIES Battlestar Galactica line will be available in June 2006 and will include 3” vehicles and 3.75” figures from both the classic and new TV series. "


Also to note (not to get too off topic), but they will be adding Titanium Series Transformers!   :o
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Dan on February 12, 2006, 08:53 AM
Some of these do look pretty good (IG-88, 501st clone) but it is another "branch" line, so I will probably pass.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Kill_Solo on February 12, 2006, 11:48 PM
At first I wasn't too keen on these figures, but after seeing the pics from Toy Fair, I think they are giggidy-giggidy great! Of course I am going to pick and choose specific figures.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jesse James on February 13, 2006, 06:53 AM
Yeah I actually have to say I don't mind a couple of these.  The Stormies/Clones look nice and IG-88 looks pretty F'n cool.  If he were poseable I'd be all over that for display and one for play just to have a heavy metal cast droid like that.

Still though the pose of him battling Dash Rendar (I'm assuming that's what it's based on) is pretty damn cool.  Neat seeing in figure form what IG-88 looks like "in action".

I'm sorta pondering getting a few of these now...  I still think Fett looks bad though, as does Vader, so the initial figures aren't a hit.  Droids and a handful of others may be worth picking up, I dunno.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth Slothus on February 15, 2006, 01:54 AM
Yeah, I really dig the IG-88 Droid myself. The 501 looks good in it's pose too. Will get it anyway but doesn't the sandtrooper look like he's waving hi? When are these supposed to hit? I hope they hit(all of them) by comic con so I can have more funds to unload on Kubricks. ::)
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Ryan on March 1, 2006, 10:59 PM
One of my local friends found a Titainium Vader here in CO today. So I guess these are out already.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: CHEWIE on March 1, 2006, 11:00 PM
Wow, so they are out... do you know what retail chain he found it at?

 :P
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Ryan on March 1, 2006, 11:17 PM
He found them at a local Target.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 2, 2006, 01:20 AM
Does anyone know how the pewterized "Limited Edition" versions will be distributed?  Are they going to be a chase type of figure, or perhaps a separate wave?  I'd much rather get my hands on the regular version, but I'm curious.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jeff on March 2, 2006, 10:01 AM
It sounds like just the "regular" versions will ship in wave 1, then eventually the "chase" versions will be mixed into the wave 1.5 case.

According to EE, wave 1.5 includes:
2x Darth Vader (1 regular version and 1 patina variant)
2x Boba Fett (1 regular version and 1 patina variant)
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 2, 2006, 10:44 AM
It sounds like just the "regular" versions will ship in wave 1, then eventually the "chase" versions will be mixed into the wave 1.5 case.

Thanks Jeff!  I just tracked that down on EE (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS34561B) too, I should've known to check there.  :)
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: DoctorPadawan on March 2, 2006, 12:29 PM
I found a case of these this morning at a Wal-Mart in western VA.  Case ratio was 2 Fetts and 2 Vaders (no silver versions), and the WM only got the one case.  They rung up at 14.88 plus tax.  Haven't opened them yet, but they seem fairly nice.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: SilverZ on March 2, 2006, 03:15 PM
Nice! That's the first I've heard of these hitting.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Ithorian Clergy on March 2, 2006, 03:43 PM
Wow, so they are out... do you know what retail chain he found it at?

 :P

I got mine at Wally this morning.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: evenflow on March 2, 2006, 07:28 PM
Someone told me the Walmart by me had them today, and i totally forgot to stop by after work.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth Slothus on March 3, 2006, 03:21 AM
One of my 4 WM's had this tonite..they got in 2 cases of Wave 1, rev 1. Grabbed me a set.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jesse James on March 3, 2006, 04:10 AM
How do they look in person Jon?
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: CHEWIE on March 3, 2006, 10:28 AM
I saw 2 Vader's and a Fett yesterday at a Walmart... to me, the Fett looked like some sort of cheesy POTF2 diecast figure, I really wasn't impressed with it.  I did pick up a Vader though, and was very impressed.  If my computer at home hadn't crashed I would have taken pics of the Vader opened up...

It's really a lot better than I figured it would be - but talk about a lot of screws to remove to get it open.  First there is a hard plastic shell over the figure itself that you have to unscrew - two screws for that.  Then, Vader is on a plastic base that is screwed down to the main platform - there are four more screws you have to remove at that point.  Finally, when that is done, you have Vader on another piece of plastic that is screwed into his feet - remove those two screws and he's finally free - that's 8 screws altogether. 

Once he's open, WOW - something really cool about this figure.  His helmet is removable and has a think piece of plastic covering over his bald head to keep it from chipping due to the metal head and metal helmet.  The plastic is removable but after taking it off, I put it back on.  He does have the original thick eyebrows.

As for articulation, you are looking at the neck, waist, shoulders and wrists.  The legs don't  move but he stands very well.  This is a a great display piece and well worth the $15.00 in my opinion.  I might get a few more like IG-88 when it comes available.

 :P
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth Slothus on March 3, 2006, 06:02 PM
How do they look in person Jon?

I must admit with all the product this year I was gonna pass on these...but, seeing them in person changed ALL that. Had to have it. I disagree with Chewie about Boba
I felt he was awesome.It looks like the wookie thingies come off and will have to verify when I get home and open that one.The detailing on the weapons is really very good as well as the figures in general(15$ is worth the cost IMO).  The vader is really nice as well. There's alot of screws sure-but I look at these more as displays more than anything. I like that every once in a while you can repose them and put them back in their case again. The display case looks like very heavy/durable plastic that would be hard to crack-it's also pretty thick..I guess we'll see on that one?Overall I like the line and can't wait for more! 
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Greg on March 3, 2006, 08:51 PM
I went to Target tonight and saw both Vader and Fett. Vader was nothing special to me, but I loved the Boba Fett. If I wasn't a poor 14 year old who only had $6 on him, I would've bought it. I like the concept of this line, and I am going to try to get Boba Fett, Sandtrooper, and the 501st clone trooper. I really hope they make the Attack of the Clones clone trooper, Jango Fett, and maybe a battle droid or a super battle droid.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darby on March 3, 2006, 09:05 PM
I saw these tonight as well.  Vader looks decent.  It seems to me like they're replacing Unleashed figs.  You're paying Unleashed prices for a fairly static fig, lots of bulky packaging, and the metal.  They look like POTF2 figs to me, though, although like I said, Vader is decent.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jesse James on March 4, 2006, 03:44 AM
I'm almost tempted to get Fett just to cast the head and give the gun to my Fett VOTC figure...  Almost.

$15 is way too much so I'll hope someone casts those parts...  The head looked a lot better in shots I saw recently though with all the scars and stuff.

I'm down for Bossk and IG-88 at this point though, they look pretty nice...  I'd sworn these off but now I gotta get at least those two.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 4, 2006, 09:01 PM
I found these this morning. I didn't pick them up, but I got a good look at them. Vader was fantastic. I almost made an impulse buy with that one. I didn't care for the Boba fett at all, in fact it was so bad, it help make my decision to not pick up Vader easier.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jeff on March 7, 2006, 11:39 AM
For those into this line, I've received a number of e-mails over the last two days from folks who have found the "Vintage Finish" variants to these (and I've noticed that they have started to hit eBay as well).

Time to keep those eyes open if you are looking for the variant figures...
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 7, 2006, 12:07 PM
To me, these vintage finish versions are just like the holo Bust-Ups from GG -- disappointing: the detailing is lost compared to the colored versions.  At least that's how it appears in the pics online, I'd like to see one for myself to really decide.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: CHEWIE on March 7, 2006, 10:10 PM
A friend of mine picked up the vintage finish Fett today from a Walmart and just stopped by, it's pretty cool but not something I'd need.

 :P
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Gorkoracing on March 8, 2006, 01:12 PM
I got the vintage finish ones last friday from TRU.  They had one case and they come 4 per case.  There were 2 vaders and 2 bobas so there was 1 regular vader and boba and 1 vintage finish vader and boba.  They were a lot bigger than i was expecting them to be.  Here are some pics:

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e102/Gorkoracing2/7dacc34d.jpg)
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e102/Gorkoracing2/35eee4f4.jpg)
showing size comparison (TRU also had 3 cases of the Geo wave)
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e102/Gorkoracing2/a72063a1.jpg)
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: ruiner on March 8, 2006, 02:58 PM
Thanks for the pics - they are nice from what I've seen but I can't start another line right now....

Nice score on the Scorch!   8)
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jesse James on March 10, 2006, 06:52 AM
I got the vintage finish figures for a local friend.  I'm just not impressed with these after seeing them in person, so I'm sure I won't be getting into these in any major way.

Fett's headsculpt is better than I thought though.  Lots of scarring and character sculpted into him.  For customizers it'd be a dream cast actually.  The Vader's a much weaker looking figure.

The price is killer on these though too.  $15's way out there for something this small.  Die-cast isn't even an expensive process and shouldn't add to cost...  21st Cent. Toys casts its tanks in metal lately, and if anything the price came down because the metal was cheaper than large complex plastic injection molding.  If the paintjobs on the final figures were more realistic I think I'd have a slightly (very slightly) more favorable opinion of them...  The way the metal shows through even the regular versions' paintjob is just odd to me and ruins the figure.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: DoctorPadawan on March 12, 2006, 01:33 PM
I went ahead and grabbed a "Vintage Finish"  Fett this morning (mainly because it was Boba Fett, who I've collected stuff of since I was a wee lad), and while it's a nice piece to look at, it's not one that I was compelled to take out of the package like the painted version.  It almost looks as if they were trying to go for a pewter look to the figure, and with several of the parts being Hasbro Brand Plubber (plastic but rubbery) like the antenna and hands, it just falls short of being perfect.

At the beginning I didn't think I would be into this line that much and, for the most part, I still feel that way.  They're a nice conversation piece, and I think they work much better for characters that are covered in metal or plastic anyway (who came up with the bright idea to do a die-cast Bossk?), but overall, I'd rather the money that went into developing this line be put into actually, you know, getting the basic figure assortments into stores in amounts of more than one case per month.   ::)

That being said, if the rumors of a Titanium Forged Grievous from a while back are true, I'll be the first in line.  ;D
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: evenflow on March 12, 2006, 04:19 PM
I grabbed the four of them, regular and vintage finish, but they are expensive. We will see if i go on witht he next ones that come out.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 14, 2006, 06:39 PM
I saw both the regular painted and vintage finish Vader this past weekend at a toy show and was quite underwhelmed by the differences between the two.  I thought the regular version looked great, but the vintage finish one was so similar I had to look close to distinguish them.  Stupid, if you ask me. 
Title: 3.75 Die Casts
Post by: SilentKnight on March 14, 2006, 07:30 PM
I founf a few at Toys'R'Us and one is a Vader with "lomited edition vintage finish" anyone know anything about this?
Title: Re: 3.75 Die Casts
Post by: Gatillo on March 14, 2006, 08:08 PM
Basically Hasbro is putting these out in regular and "vintage" finish to get twice the amount of money out of us for the same piece of junk.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jeff on April 7, 2006, 08:51 PM
Did everyone see our photos of the second wave, Bossk and Sandtrooper, decked out in their fancy "Vintage" finishes?  No?  Then clicky the thumbnail below and get looking!

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/4-06/tn_vinfinbossk.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/newspro/fullnews.cgi?newsid1144195231,54984,)

And while you're in the Titanium mood be sure to check out today's "regular" Sandtrooper pics too!

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/4-06/front_titansand.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/newspro/fullnews.cgi?newsid1144455470,76946,)
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jesse James on April 12, 2006, 04:44 PM
The sandtrooper suddenly looks more appealing by our early shot of him...  Part of me wishes they were cheaper for customizing fodder. ;)  The Fett head and rifle are nice but at $15 that's pushing my boundaries of what I'm willing to spend to just get bits and pieces to duplicate.

Bossk and IG-88 are my certain buys though...  WHy Bossk you ask?

Because Trandoshans gets all da ladies...  Jockin' the Wookiee's and slappin' the ho's.  That's livin' Trandoshan style.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth Slothus on April 12, 2006, 10:45 PM
Yep..crackin' that wookie whip! ;D
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 18, 2006, 09:34 AM
Has no one else found the second wave yet? I found them on Saturday, only picked up the Santrooper which is pretty nice. It's great that one can take him off his display base and that he can still stand on his own.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: ruiner on April 19, 2006, 02:19 PM
Man, what a goofy sculpt!

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000AYIZV2.01.PT01._SCLZZZZZZZ_V53991195_.jpg)
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jeff on April 19, 2006, 02:38 PM
I think that's a case of bad, bad, figure posing. 

He looks much better if you put him in the pose he was supposed to be in (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/4-06/vinfinbosskclose.jpg)...
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: evenflow on April 19, 2006, 02:39 PM
I am starting to regret buying the first 2 figures in thsi series. I wont be picking up any more.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: ruiner on April 19, 2006, 03:24 PM
I think that's a case of bad, bad, figure posing. 

He looks much better if you put him in the pose he was supposed to be in (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/4-06/vinfinbosskclose.jpg)...


His mouth is a little weird, don't you think?
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jeff on April 19, 2006, 03:30 PM
Yeah, but I think that is because we are so used to see him with his mouth open.  Pretty much every other Bossk they have ever made (Unleashed, Kubrick, Hasbro figures, etc) shows off some teeth.

I think the mouth just looks strange without the teeth.  Reminds me of the vintage Bossk head...

Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: SilverZ on April 20, 2006, 10:30 PM
I just grabbed the first wave at Target... on clearance for $10.49. I'm wondering if they're incredibly smart and clearing these out of the way before the second wave hits or if they're dropping the line. 
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 21, 2006, 09:21 AM
Wow, clearance already. I might pick up the Vader if he goes low enough.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Gatillo on April 21, 2006, 05:29 PM
I am not surprised by that at all.  My local Targets have mounds of these guys, both styles. ::)
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: AmanaMatt on April 21, 2006, 09:59 PM
I just care about the metal Ig-88 - only one so far that makes sense!
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 22, 2006, 12:26 AM
I just care about the metal Ig-88 - only one so far that makes sense!

Actually, Grievous, C-3PO & Battlestar Galactica Cylon (which are rumored to be released during this year) make sense as well (at least to me they do).  With regards to the IG-88, I'm more curious as to how they are going to do a "painted" version and a "patina" version, when the character is a gray/silver metal droid. I guess they'll do like what they did with Bossk and the Sandtrooper - make the base the patina silver color instead of being painted.

I doubt Target is dropping the line, they have the Lava Reflection Titanium Vader coming soon ($14.99)
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 23, 2006, 11:16 AM
I just saw pictures of the Titanium 501st Clone Trooper and IG-88 over at entertainmentearth.com :

(http://images.entertainmentearth.com//AUTOIMAGES/HS34561Elg.jpg)
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jeff on June 22, 2006, 10:33 PM
Man, I've been avoiding these, but IG-88 just might be the first one I buy.  Finally a metal figure that makes sense.

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/6-06/titanIG88_loose.jpg)

I hope the C-3PO that they are planning turns out as nice as this one!
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Roton7 on June 23, 2006, 12:54 AM
I'll be catching that 501st figure if it's ever on clearance. I just love the 501st, and that figure looks so awesome! But my budget is devoted to strictly 3 3/4 figures, so like I said, if I ever buy this, it will be on clearance.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jeff on September 6, 2006, 06:29 PM
I don't know if anyone even cares about these anymore, but I've heard from a few JD readers that the Target Exclusive Mustafar Darth Vader figure (DPCI# 087-06-1800) has started hitting Targets on the West Coast...
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: DoctorPadawan on September 6, 2006, 09:14 PM
Yeah Jeff, they're hitting on the east coast as well.  Target had four of them on the shelves today when I went in.  Considering Target usually stocks in the mornings, that doesn't bode well for these, I think.  Add to that the fact that the figure isn't even really all that red (he's still more black than anything else), and I think this one has clearance written all over it.

I'm sort of regretting getting the first four (well, everyone except Fett) because I'd be willing to bet that these figures will be next on the chopping block after the Ultra vehicles.  My WMs are sitting on a mountain of Fetts and Vaders, and their uber-late shipments of the Sandtrooper and Bossk are starting to pile up too.  With the glut of waves one and two, the IG-88 and Clone haven't and probably won't show up anytime soon.  With Hasbro packing in Vader and Fett in some of those assortments (ooooh, new less interesting boxes, they'll be sure to sell!  ::) ), the future does not bode well for Grievous, Threepio, R2-D2, and the rest of the lineup they showed at SDCC.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jesse James on September 7, 2006, 12:03 AM
I want Bossk badly in my character-focus-collection...  anyone sees him cheap, I'm your guy! :)  I have a real hard time justifying $15 for these though when I see them.  I too may try getting IG-88 and other droids, but that's about it.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 7, 2006, 10:36 AM
I bought the blue clone, but haven't cracked it open yet. The big hold is the while polka-dots. I'm not that fussy, but these things are very distracting and borderline kill the figure.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth Broem on September 7, 2006, 07:37 PM
I want Bossk badly in my character-focus-collection...  anyone sees him cheap, I'm your guy! :)  I have a real hard time justifying $15 for these though when I see them.  I too may try getting IG-88 and other droids, but that's about it.

Yeah the $15 pricetag about kills it for me really.  I would not mind if a few of these were in my collection.  However, I would rather put the $15 towards something else in the end. But yeah, IG-88 is the one I would go for. 
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: JesseVader08 on September 11, 2006, 10:57 PM
I don't know if anyone even cares about these anymore, but I've heard from a few JD readers that the Target Exclusive Mustafar Darth Vader figure (DPCI# 087-06-1800) has started hitting Targets on the West Coast...


I've read the regular Titanium figures retail for $15 in the US, but how about the Target Vader one?  Since it's an exclusive, have they bumped the price on it at all?
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Ryan on September 12, 2006, 04:49 AM
I'm pretty sure it is still $15, I didn't bother picking it up so I'm not 100% sure though.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Gatillo on September 12, 2006, 03:43 PM
I have not scaned it since it looks like **** but it sits next to the other titanium figures collecting dust around here so my guess is 14.99.  This particular Vader must be the enema variant since he has a nice prostate exam stance. ::)
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth Slothus on September 12, 2006, 05:46 PM
Prior 2 responses are correct, I picked mine up for 14.99$
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth Gamboa on November 7, 2006, 10:53 AM
I picked up General Grievous, C-3PO and finally the 501st Clonetrooper last night at Westside Lancaster Wal-Mart. The case had only one of each, but I asked the stock lady, who was nice enough to help me, if there were any more, and she said there was, it's just that the stockroom is so disorganized it's hard to find anything specific. She did go back for about 10 minutes to look, but she said I should come back later for a try.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: David on November 7, 2006, 11:37 AM
havnt gotten a single forged fig yet, save the lava vader @ target, and im only interested in IG-88 (havent seen him yet) and general grievous, maybe darth maul.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: DoctorPadawan on November 10, 2006, 10:24 AM
The distribution and availability of these things have gone completely to hell after the first two waves (which is typical for Hasbro's last 11 years of doing modern SW toys), and I'm highly doubtful I'll ever see the newer ones at retail.  There are still gobs of unsold Sandtroopers, Bossks, and Vaders around me (both regular and "vintage" finish) and the IG-88/Clone wave NEVER showed up at any retailer near me.  Now Grievous and Threepio are "out" and Maul/Luke/Jango are seemingly hot on their heels. 

HTS should, at the very least, have put the IG-88 and Clone up on their site by now, but so far, nothing.  I've said it before, but if I could get rid of my non-Fett Titanium figures, I'd just call it a day on this line.  I'm highly doubtful that this line is going to go much further given the shoddy retail situation with them.

Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: David on November 10, 2006, 11:40 AM
ya know what SUCKS!? everytime i see a 'vintage finish' fig it is in such bad condition it looks like it was kicked and left there.   :P  >:(
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Nicklab on November 18, 2006, 04:28 PM


HTS should, at the very least, have put the IG-88 and Clone up on their site by now, but so far, nothing.  I've said it before, but if I could get rid of my non-Fett Titanium figures, I'd just call it a day on this line.  I'm highly doubtful that this line is going to go much further given the shoddy retail situation with them.



I hear you on this.  I really haven't been all that interested in the Titanium Figure line up until the IG-88 wave.  I've seen that BBTS has that wave as well as Grievous and C-3PO.  I may very well wind up buying those from them.  For me that's fairly signifigant since I've been trying to buy as much as possible at local retail, but these figures just seem to be too hard to find because of the distribution situation.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth Slothus on November 29, 2006, 04:37 PM
The distribution and availability of these things have gone completely to hell after the first two waves (which is typical for Hasbro's last 11 years of doing modern SW toys), and I'm highly doubtful I'll ever see the newer ones at retail.  There are still gobs of unsold Sandtroopers, Bossks, and Vaders around me (both regular and "vintage" finish) and the IG-88/Clone wave NEVER showed up at any retailer near me.  Now Grievous and Threepio are "out" and Maul/Luke/Jango are seemingly hot on their heels. 


I see the same thing Doc. All stores in my area and another area I was recently vacationing in- has scores of sandtroopers, vaders and Bossks. I never saw the 'supposed Clone trooper/IG88 wave' in my stores. I think the stores won't auto order since retail got suckered into buying large initial waves purchases by Hasblow. Now the 4th wave hit and I saw 3PO and Clone trooper (no grievous) on the shelf and didn't delay and bought those. It was the only time I seen those ever though. I note the clone trooper is repacked in other assortments but the IG droid is not..so, I may never get it :'(. I expect to see further retail skipping waves since the original 2 waves are stuck filling up shelves. I really like this line alot, it's a real change of pace from the basic figure rehash/repaint abuse currently being offered but availability of these really stinks to make a full collection. It's typical for what we've seen from Hasbro SW merchandise in new lines through the years...over distribution/purchase of earlier waves makingfurther waves hard to find/ unavailable to consumers ect. :(

-J
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: DoctorPadawan on November 29, 2006, 07:04 PM
Just a couple of tidbits/personal anecdotes:

I ordered the Titanium Clone and IG-88 from TRU.com last week and they arrived yesterday.  Much to my chagrin (and in direct opposite to what was on the site at the time I ordered them), the versions I got were the "Vintage Finish" versions.  Hence, they're going right back to TRU.com, which has nicely sent me a prepaid label to send them back to them due to the fact it was a website error. 

I thought this would be the final straw with me for this line until I went into Target today to see the same Bossks and Sandtrooper that have been there for at least the last 4 months, covered in dust, along with a new shelf tag that said "NCF" on it for them.  Which means, "NOT CARRYING FORWARD."  Meaning Target isn't getting anymore, and given Wal-Mart's glut of the same on a much larger level, I doubt WM will be getting anymore either.

I'm officially done with this line as of today, and I'd be shocked if retailers anywhere saw any of these "coming soon" figures like the Han, Tusken, Jango, or Utapau Clone.  I'd say, at best, they'll wind up being HTS exclusives (if HTS can even update their site with the current wave(s) to start with).  This line is, for all intents and purposes, dead in the water.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: David on November 29, 2006, 10:34 PM
that's too bad. i want jango.  :(
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jesse James on November 30, 2006, 02:06 AM
$15 figures you can't pose with paintjobs that are basically shoddy (granted it's to show they're actual metal and all, but still it's really a scratched up paintjob at the end of the day) was enough to keep me from buying ONE figure.

What I will get is a Bossk when I can get one for $10 or so...  If I saw IG-88 I'd likely nab him too, but Bossk is a character-focus thing for me though so I want at least that one.  The rest though...  Man if it isn't SA and super detailed too, and at $5 more than a VOTC/VTSC figure, well screw that.  This is another side line I kind of hoped would tank for Hasbro really, because it's one of those things where I don't see them reading collectors right in the slightest on it.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Brian on November 30, 2006, 09:17 AM
I was kind of curious to see how this line would do as well.  It really doesn't seem to sell much around here, although I admittedly don't keep that close of track of it.  It seems like there are always plenty sitting about though.  If the Han ever gets released, I might pick that one up just because I focus on Han/Chewie - and I was slightly tempted by the 3PO (if I ever saw it), but when it comes down to it the price is just too high, especially for what we're getting.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 30, 2006, 09:27 AM
After having the Blue clone for a while, I finally cracked it open. I know it's a titanium, but I wasn't too impressed. The hand grippage was just too loose. Makes me hesitant to pick up the Orange one now.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Nicklab on November 30, 2006, 09:36 PM

I thought this would be the final straw with me for this line until I went into Target today to see the same Bossks and Sandtrooper that have been there for at least the last 4 months, covered in dust, along with a new shelf tag that said "NCF" on it for them.  Which means, "NOT CARRYING FORWARD."  Meaning Target isn't getting anymore, and given Wal-Mart's glut of the same on a much larger level, I doubt WM will be getting anymore either.

I had read this post before going to a Target store today, and I was mindful of this when I was in the action figure aisle.  I saw a NCF on the shelf tag for the Transformers Titanium figures.  As for the Star Wars titanium figures?  No sign of that NCF.  At least at that particular store.
Title: Titanium Snowtrooper and New Darth Vader.
Post by: Rune Haako on December 20, 2006, 02:10 AM
From Hasbro (http://hasbro.com/default.cfm?page=browse&id=133D3CC2-D56F-E112-463ADEF9708281DB&brand=495&viewall=yes):

(http://hasbro.com/common/images/products/347402364486_Main400.jpg)

(http://hasbro.com/common/images/products/347411fc096_Main400.jpg)
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jeff on December 20, 2006, 10:41 AM
More of these damn things?  Seriously? 

I think we're up to 10 11 figures that have been announced at Hasbro, but haven't been released yet:

Luke Skywalker (Hoth Pilot Gear)
Darth Maul
(BG Cylon)
Jango Fett
Clone Trooper (Ep2, Red)
Han Solo
Tusken Raider
Clone Trooper (Ep3, Utapau)
Darth Vader (sculpt #2)
Snowtrooper
Invisible Hand R2-D2 (thanks DS)

And that doesn't even count any of the dang "patina/vintage" type variants.

None of the Targets around me are even stocking them anymore and I see that the 2007 Wave 1 case at EE is listed as CANCELLED (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS34561J). 

I just don't get it - Hasbro keeps announcing new figures, but where are all these new figures going to be sold?
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth Slothus on December 20, 2006, 11:11 AM
More than that Jeff...There was an R2D2 exactly like the 2007 basic line one as a Titanium shown at the CC as well.
I couldn't believe they cancelled that wave either; I also noticed they bumped wave 5 all the way to June 2007 :P.
Wish I knew the diection of this line...while I really am into the line, any waves post wave 3 are a distro rarity at retail right now...and I've checked the market at several multiple retailers in 2 different locales :(. 

At least the IG88 is in stock at EE again finally.

DS
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 20, 2006, 11:26 AM
I'm kind of scratching my head at these announcements as well, there's still lots of Sandtroopers and Bossk's sitting around town here.

Too bad because I'd like to pick up that snowtrooper.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jeff on December 20, 2006, 11:30 AM
More than that Jeff...There was an R2D2 exactly like the 2007 basic line one as a Titanium shown at the CC as well.

Thanks DS, I forgot about R2... I guess that's 11 figures yet-to-come then. 

I didn't notice that Wave 5 (Luke/Maul/Clone) was delayed until Jun-07, so thanks for mentioning that too.  I guess maybe they are taking a break for now and maybe planning on re-launching the line next summer in new 30th Anniv. packaging?

Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth Slothus on December 20, 2006, 12:04 PM
All I can say is frustrating, Jeff, for fans of the line like me >:(.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Ryan on December 21, 2006, 02:58 PM
I never did pick any of these up, but I'd be disappointed if the line gets canceled prior to the BSG Cylon being released. That's the only figure I had any intentions of buying.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: JangoTat on December 21, 2006, 10:31 PM
i thought the Boba was cool. im probably going to buy a boosk and sandtrooper later.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jesse James on December 22, 2006, 04:41 AM
I can't believe that they keep shilling these too...  I don't know about you guys, but where they are stocked they don't sell well...  KM's and WM's have the odd Titanium from any wave still lingering.  Only IG-88 and the Clone moved, but that could've been the limited (seemingly) availability on those two and IG's desireability overall...

$15 figures that don't move at all, really sucks...  Hell I bitch about $10 SA figures. :)
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth Slothus on December 22, 2006, 10:33 AM
Phew, I finally got the IG88 droid in a trade with a local scalper. I have everything so far except GG, unfortunately, I was going to order him via his reissue in the 2 pack set with Jango..but, as Jeff mentioned, EE canceled that sale.

DS
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: iFett on December 27, 2006, 03:27 PM
Target is knocking these back to $11.88 here in MN.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: I Am Sith on December 27, 2006, 09:01 PM
Saw the same markdown here in Chicago tonight.  Only saw one figure though.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 28, 2006, 10:06 AM
They were on clearance at my local Target, but failed to check the price. All they had were Bossk's.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Deanna Rash on December 30, 2006, 11:55 PM
I have the Vader pewter and painted I prefer the pewter it looks like a statue or something the painted look awful,but that's my taste of course :P I would get the Jedi pewter finish only
Title: Re: Titanium Snowtrooper and New Darth Vader.
Post by: David on December 31, 2006, 10:17 PM
From Hasbro (http://hasbro.com/default.cfm?page=browse&id=133D3CC2-D56F-E112-463ADEF9708281DB&brand=495&viewall=yes):

(http://hasbro.com/common/images/products/347402364486_Main400.jpg)

(http://hasbro.com/common/images/products/347411fc096_Main400.jpg)

the snowtrooper is actually somewhat exciting to me. i like it. but we dont need another Vader and itll probably be the shelfwarmer for a while, alongside bossk.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Dan on January 1, 2007, 08:57 AM
I ended up getting the target exclusive vader from my daughter for christmas. She also got me the unleased wookie set for my birthday last year. Those will be the only examples of those lines in my collection.

I like the look of that snowtrooper too, but '07 is going to see a lot more scrutiny from me when I plunk my money down. $15.00 metal figures that don't fit in with the rest of the collection are going to be on the outside lookin in.

The Targets here in minnesota still have sandtrooper and bossk, both paint versions, at $8.48. I found a 501st clone at walmart this morning for 11.00 plus tax.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: DoctorPadawan on January 2, 2007, 10:00 AM
Surprisingly (for Wal-Mart, not for the line itself), Wal-Mart moved the Titanium SW figures to the clearance aisle over the weekend.  They're only 11 bucks (compared to the 2 $4.00 Bossks at Target), but it looks like WM is giving up on the line as well.

I'm really baffled as to how and why Hasbro continues to announce one figure after another in this line when two of the big three retailers are apparently not supporting it, Entertainment Earth cancels the first case assortment of the new year, and sightings of the last two waves (Clone/IG-88 and Grievous/3P0) have been less frequent than credible UFO sightings.  Are they planning on making this a HTS.com direct sales line, is some other retailer/etailer going to be carrying these as exclusive items, or what?

Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: starwax137 on January 2, 2007, 11:13 AM
I also found both Bossks at Target for $4.24 each.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: David on January 2, 2007, 12:57 PM
I also found both Bossks at Target for $4.24 each.

and im sure the prices will continue to go down, because nobody wants them.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: CaptainYoda on January 3, 2007, 11:19 AM
I also found both Bossks at Target for $4.24 each.

and im sure the prices will continue to go down, because nobody wants them.


For four dollars, I would get a Bossk.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: David on January 3, 2007, 09:36 PM
i wouldnt. i dont like the bossk. i like bossk, just not that bossk figure.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth Slothus on January 4, 2007, 02:59 PM
I wonder at how telling the quieted down amount of traffic on these lately is?

Have heard nothing for awhile either from Hasbro or retailers.

If Hasbro was taking a break producing this..then I would feel they notified retailers and such the retailer is reducing and clearancing knowing that they won't see the product again for a time.

I need to hurry up and pick up a GG before it's too late...likely Ebay :(

Wonder if Hasbro is addressing the cost issue on these as a driving factor of reduced sales. Maybe at this minute they are tolling over how to simplify the packaging more or other options to reduce manufacturing costs. I think they need to get down to roughy 8-9$ a figure to make more sales and open to more buyers.
Hope so as I am intrigued with the line and hope it continues....

DS
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Nicklab on January 4, 2007, 08:19 PM
I wound up getting IG-88 today.  Ordered it through WalMart.com and they actually came through.  Who knew that their online store was worth checking out?
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth Gamboa on January 5, 2007, 11:25 AM
Maybe at this minute they are tolling over how to simplify the packaging more or other options to reduce manufacturing costs. I think they need to get down to roughy 8-9$ a figure to make more sales and open to more buyers.

I certainly wouldn't mind if they toned down on the packaging, I don't care for those bulky name-plate bases, which I tend to remove and put aside.

I wonder if the production of the Marvel Titaniums impacted the Star Wars line.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: commander apoc on January 5, 2007, 11:44 AM
I have the Bossk and the stormtrooper figures for a few months now, and exept for the price (about 30 euro's~40 Dollars) there quite good too have. The reason that the price is so high is that there a bit heavier than normal toys and they have to be send to Europe. But I look forward too the 501st trooper and IG-88.... 8)
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: ruiner on January 5, 2007, 12:07 PM
Who knew that their online store was worth checking out?

Tell me about it.  I actually ordered Vader's Jedi Starfighter a few weeks back and it arrived within four days of ordering.  I ended up paying $5 more than retail, but considering this particular ship is 1 per case...I figured it was worth it.

Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth Slothus on January 12, 2007, 03:33 PM
Checked in at EE again today. Now they list wave 5, rev 2 as 'cancelled'?! ...AND, wave 5 that was just listed as available in June is now suspiciously listed as 'sold out'?! So now I'm really starting to wonder if Hasbro cancelled the line off indefinately. Will call EE today to see what is really going on here, hopefully they tell me something meaningful.

DS
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jeff on January 12, 2007, 04:11 PM
We asked about the Titanium 3.75" figures for this week's Q&A, so hopefully that will shed a little light later today...

edit:
And now we've got our answers for today:

Quote
3. What does the future hold for the Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figure line? It seems like the major retailers are clearing out the figures and ending support for the line, but there are a pile of 10-12 previously announced figures that have yet to be released. Is this line really being cancelled or will it be making a comeback this summer?

**We would love to continue to support the Forged Figure line and we will continue to support the line through Spring of 2007. Unfortunately there was not enough demand for this figure line which has resulted in a lack of retail support for the figures by our retail partners. My advice, buy them now because they will not be around for long.

Sounds like this line is indeed on it's last legs.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: ruiner on January 12, 2007, 05:20 PM
Shocking.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth Slothus on January 12, 2007, 05:22 PM
Indeed ::), and I doubt that of the 11-12 remaining, all will be released into production. If the etailers are cancelling too, then this line IS done.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: ruiner on January 12, 2007, 05:25 PM
Which kind of surprises me as I suspect they are already tooled.

Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth Slothus on January 12, 2007, 05:35 PM
I know they showed them at the con..but I wonder how many of those are/were just prototypes? I wonder if molds were made for any yet? I still will call EE later and see what they say about wave 5. Who else/what other on-line etailers sell these?.....gonna buy now who ever does sell them. :( >:(
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: iFett on January 12, 2007, 05:52 PM
Shocking.

Not in my eyes.  I never even looked twice at these things until they started hitting clearance.  $15 was way too much to ask for these things.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth Slothus on January 12, 2007, 06:26 PM
The shocking part comes from the product they showed at the Con to now where it looks unlikely to be released. I'm totally with you on the price point...I'm sure it's a major contributor to their demise..a large consensus would likely agree on that one. You're basically paying 'Old style' Unleashed price for a 3 3/4" metal fig...to me the unleashed were far more detailed..and I don't think the 'metal' factor balances the cost out. That said, I liked the line and am dissapointed with this news.

DS
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 14, 2007, 11:25 AM
Well, the JD's Q&A confirms it that the line is on it's last legs. Too bad, there are a few pieces I would liked to have had (Snowtrooper and Cylon.)
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: David on January 14, 2007, 12:59 PM
Wow, that sucks. I still havnt gotten ig88 yet, and now ill never be able to get him.  :'(
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: DoctorPadawan on January 15, 2007, 12:40 PM
So, how many figures were shown that weren't released from this line?  It seems like there were more announced than there were released at this point.  This is what I can recall off the top of my head:

-Clone Trooper (Geonosis Captain; from SDCC)
-R2-D2 (Invisible Hand; from SDCC)
-Darth Maul (packaged samples exist)
-Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot; packaged samples exist)
-Clone Trooper (Utapau; from Hasbro's site)
-Han Solo (from Hasbro's site)
-Darth Vader (version 2; from Hasbro's site)
-Snowtrooper (from Hasbro's site)
-Jango Fett (was up for preorder at many sites)
-The Battlestar Galactica character (not SW, but announced officially several times)

Then you've got the last two waves of figures which, for all intents and purposes, might as well have remained unreleased considering how little they were seen (501st Clone, IG-88, Grievous, and Threepio), and four figures that WERE released (Fett, Vader, Bossk, and the ST).

So, out of a grand total of 18 figures (I'm not counting variants), four were released in abundance, four were released but impossible to find, and 10 were announced and will probably never be released. 

What killed the line?  High prices?  Poor availability?  Lack of character selection?  Timeliness of releases?  Fox News?  All of the above?  None of the above?

Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: ruiner on January 15, 2007, 01:24 PM
I'm going to go ahead and say high prices - coupled with the fact that the figures featured limited to no ariticulation.

It was a bad idea from the start.  We already had these characters in 3.75" scale, at darn near 75% of the price.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: commander apoc on January 15, 2007, 03:19 PM
For the 4 that are impossible to find, Two words: 

Collector's Item ;D

Still I have 2 of the 4 that are in great numbers available :(, but still the hunt goes on for the rest of the 6.... :P
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Morgbug on January 18, 2007, 04:26 PM
-Darth Maul (packaged samples exist)
-Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot; packaged samples exist)


Um, there's more than packaged examples of these around.  Not that I was following this line, but I was at a small, rural store yesterday and saw both Maul and Luke sitting blithely on the shelf right beside IG-88 and the 501st dude.   :o
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: ruiner on January 18, 2007, 04:45 PM
Nice find, did you pick them up?

Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Morgbug on January 18, 2007, 05:01 PM
Of course not ::) 

I confess to not following the line at all.  I had read rumblings of its demise to some extent, but wasn't following what was around and wasn't.  The Luke was actually pretty nice too, with the launcher for the attachment to the AT-AT in his hands.  First time I've seen that and it would be a funky accessory for the regular 3.75" line. 

I'll keep looking for them though, it can't be the only place to get them, can it?
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: JangoTat on January 30, 2007, 09:02 PM
i spotted some spiderman titanium figures, well green goblin and doc oc anyways. i guess they don't think its such a dead end series, since they are making new ones. :-\

( i don't know if the marvel ones are new or old though. I'm just guessing they are new because i have never seen these figures before)
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 13, 2007, 09:26 AM
With none of these on display at TF, that really puts the nail in the coffin on these. Wonder if any later waves will show up at big lots or other discount stores.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jeff on February 13, 2007, 10:25 AM
Wonder if any later waves will show up at big lots or other discount stores.

Hasbro said they may show up in the future, but right now they have no plans to release anything past the 3PO/Grievous wave in the USA.  They did say that some samples of the Luke/Maul are out there, but the rest will most likely never see the light of day.

It's pretty obvious looking at Hasbro Toy Fair that all their Titanium Figure resources are being used by Transformers and Spider-Man/Ghost-Rider/Marvel because of the upcoming movies.  I guess they didn't want to stretch the market too thin so they dropped SW...
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 14, 2007, 09:27 AM
Bummer. I really wanted the Cylon.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Nicklab on February 14, 2007, 12:03 PM
It seems that Casefresh in Australia got some cases of the last wave of production Titanium.  Among them are Darth Maul, Luke Skywalker and the Cylon.  They're out there, but very limited.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Dan on February 23, 2007, 07:40 AM
While shopping TRU.com for BOGO offers, I picked up a clone trooper and IG-88. They both came in the vintage finish. Not what I was hoping for, but I only picked them up because they were 1/2 price and I was getting a couple of VTSC raiders to get another George trooper. I see the IG-88 is still in stock, but it is not listed as vintage. The clone trooper appears to be gone-
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth Slothus on April 16, 2007, 02:32 PM
Now that I got 2 of last 3 it looks like the bastard Cyclon will be the only one I never got...well, now that the line is dead. Considering the price of the Cylon as I saw it on EBAY only a few times...I'll never have that one for sure. I guess it's OK that I got all the SW titaniums at least.

DS
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on April 16, 2007, 03:51 PM
I need to nail down a Darth Maul ! Any leads guys ?
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Jeff on April 16, 2007, 04:03 PM
Maul was released in Canada and OUS (Australia) for sure, but not in the USA. 

At this point, eBay is most likely the best bet... they pop up from $20-40 all the time if you hit a nice BIN price.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on April 17, 2007, 08:17 AM
Hmmm, ok. Need to track one down... My Maul focus won't be the same without him !
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth Slothus on May 21, 2007, 12:41 PM
Holy ****! Looks like these are coming back??

Entertainment Earth shows the 2007 wave 1 'coming soon' (Aug 2007) and it includes the Jango Fett (with grievous ::) in the wave)!!!!

Guess I have to track down this Jango now too..... :P

DS
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth Slothus on May 21, 2007, 01:11 PM
I'm beginning to wonder about at C4 if Hasbro will announce that they will be selling/distributing these figures again this fall......to include all figs previously mentioned and not seen.

Seeing the Luke, Maul wave and Jango wave up for preorder again on EE website makes me wonder....

I also wonder if Hasbro prompted EE to 'show these available' again in order to judge public desire for them to determine if they will go forward. If this is the case then, likely what will happen is after only a few folks preordererd these, then orders will be canceled. Leading factor? Same for what killed line first time: price- and, since the price remains unchanged the line's reboot chances looks doomed. :(

DS   
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Morgbug on May 21, 2007, 01:39 PM
The Cylon was also on EE, with two others for $44.99. 
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on May 21, 2007, 01:49 PM
I guess we will see. I hope we get it.

Need that Maul.

Wondering of local stores will have it or not...
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: JediMAC on May 22, 2007, 05:22 AM
Interesting.  Hopefully they do get these last few out, or at least the Luke/Maul wave, since it's technically been released abroad, albeit in very limited quantities.  I really need that damned Luke to keep my OT diecast collection complete, and it's gonna annoy the **** outta me if it's out there, but not in my collection.

Mental note to ask Hasbro about this in a few days...
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: ruiner on May 22, 2007, 09:34 AM
I would bet that these are EE.com exclusive - I'm sure they won't be available at mass - Hasbro's been pretty clear on their failure at mass retail.

Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Gorkoracing on May 22, 2007, 03:31 PM
I went ahead and ordered that jango case and the maul/luke/cylon case. $111 shipped if they come through
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: JediMAC on May 22, 2007, 03:44 PM
The Cylon was also on EE, with two others for $44.99. 

Need that Maul...

(http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images//AUTOIMAGES/HS34561H.jpg)

Hey guys, I only need the Luke.  Any chance you two want to split that wave with me, and I'll give Brent the Cylon, DK the Maul, and I'd keep the Luke?  I'd be happy to order it, and pick it up at EE (they're just 15 minutes away from me), if you guys were interested.  We'd get hit with the 8.25% sales tax, but I know I could more than offset that by saving you a good chunk in shipping, so LMK...
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth Slothus on May 22, 2007, 04:00 PM
If Brent doesn't want the Cylon for his collection I'll take it ;D
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: JediMAC on May 23, 2007, 03:12 AM
If Brent doesn't want the Cylon for his collection I'll take it ;D

Even easier (and Brent already gave his blessing)...  That's not the classic Cylon there though, Jon.  I assume you noticed, right?  I'll wait to hear back from Sean on the Maul, and if he's interested, we'll go ahead and roll with it.

I hear you already have the Maul and Luke anyway, don't you?  Lucky bastard!
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Darth Slothus on May 23, 2007, 03:14 AM
it's true, I have those- I'm aware he's the cylon from the new series-good with that. Thanks-keep me informed Matt ;D
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on May 23, 2007, 10:30 AM
I'm in. Let's work out the details.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Forged Figures
Post by: Wookiee_Smuggler on June 28, 2007, 03:14 PM
I haven't seen any new titanium figures... still bossk and that wave out there when you find them on shelves
Title: Titanium Series Die-Cast Utapau Shadow Trooper?
Post by: Rune Haako on October 11, 2007, 03:39 PM
Are the figures returning?  ???

http://hasbro.com/default.cfm?page=browse&product_id=20675 (http://hasbro.com/default.cfm?page=browse&product_id=20675)
Title: Re: Titanium Series Die-Cast Utapau Shadow Trooper?
Post by: iFett on October 11, 2007, 03:48 PM
Hmmmm...I also spotted another clone, Tusken, and Han on that page.   :-\
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Die-Cast Figures
Post by: Jeff on October 11, 2007, 04:04 PM
While anything is possible, I wouldn't put too much stock in that Hasbro Database at this point. 

There are a LOT of other cancelled 3.75" Titanium figures that can still be found on that Hasbro Database (like Mikey pointed out) - Tusken (http://www.hasbro.com/default.cfm?page=ps_results&product_id=18513), Han (http://www.hasbro.com/default.cfm?page=ps_results&product_id=18512), Orange Utapau (http://www.hasbro.com/default.cfm?page=ps_results&product_id=18522), Snowtrooper (http://hasbro.com/default.cfm?page=ps_results&product_id=18770) and more.

It could be coming or it could just be just another Titanium that they never released...  ???
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Die-Cast Figures
Post by: iFett on October 11, 2007, 04:12 PM
Also found this Ep2 clone (http://hasbro.com/default.cfm?page=ps_results&product_id=18504)
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Die-Cast Figures
Post by: Rune Haako on October 11, 2007, 04:37 PM
This was recently put up though, why would Hasbro put it up if the line is still canceled?
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Die-Cast Figures
Post by: Darth Slothus on October 12, 2007, 07:14 PM
It's no longer cancelled

Hasbro hinted to me at SDCC that the line would be returning this fall.

EE reopened many of their Titanium figures for order...including the Jango Fett(they used to have a cancelled status).
 
I'm fully expecting these to start showing again. I think this time around though, the quantities will be far more limited compared with when they were first released as a line. I'm wondering if they will be limited to etailers only.

DS
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Die-Cast Figures
Post by: Ryan on October 12, 2007, 07:20 PM
Well EE (exclusively I believe) did pick up the last wave, with Maul, Jango, and the Cylon, so you may be right about it becoming an e-tailer only line, Jon. I really don't see any of the major retailers wanting to dive back into this line, unless they greatly cut down on the quantity.

Speaking of which if anyone ordered that case as doesn't want the cylon let me know... I haven't bit on any of the Star Wars Titaniums so far, but I have been completist when it comes to the BSG Titatium ships. So I figure I'll do the same on the 3.75" Die-Cast Figures as well.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Die-Cast Figures
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 15, 2007, 09:34 AM
Interesting to hear that this line could return. I'm not too excited, but I will pick up the Cylon and Snowtrooper if given the chance.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Die-Cast Figures
Post by: Darth Gamboa on October 15, 2007, 10:37 AM
I recieved my case with pilot Luke, Tatooine Maul and Cylon Saturday. Maul doesn't look much different than the cinema scene one way back, but iIreally like the Cylon and Luke.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Die-Cast Figures
Post by: JediMAC on October 15, 2007, 06:25 PM
I recieved my case with pilot Luke, Tatooine Maul and Cylon Saturday. Maul doesn't look much different than the cinema scene one way back, but iIreally like the Cylon and Luke.

Did you get that from EE, Arthur?  I've had a standing order in with the for this wave for like 5 months (with Sean and Jon), but haven't heard anything other than "exptectd Oct. ship date", which keeps getting pushed back each month.  Hopefully this means they're finally on the way!  Of course, I'll be rather annoyed if they wind up back in retail stores, after paying the extra shipping and crap from EE.  Oh well...
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Die-Cast Figures
Post by: JangoTat on October 15, 2007, 06:38 PM
I recieved my case with pilot Luke, Tatooine Maul and Cylon Saturday. Maul doesn't look much different than the cinema scene one way back, but iIreally like the Cylon and Luke.

Did you get that from EE, Arthur?  I've had a standing order in with the for this wave for like 5 months (with Sean and Jon), but haven't heard anything other than "exptectd Oct. ship date", which keeps getting pushed back each month.  Hopefully this means they're finally on the way!  Of course, I'll be rather annoyed if they wind up back in retail stores, after paying the extra shipping and crap from EE.  Oh well...

they are at retail.....i saw the 2 lukes and 2 mauls last week at a local Zellers up here in Canada, im not sure if its heading down to the states but its already up here at $14.99 i beleive.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Die-Cast Figures
Post by: iFett on October 15, 2007, 06:43 PM
Of course, I'll be rather annoyed if they wind up back in retail stores, after paying the extra shipping and crap from EE.  Oh well...

That's what Hasbro did with the Transformers Titanium 6" line.  They cancelled retail stock for 4-5 months, then they let Target get a swing at the last few waves for a month or two before they got clearanced out again.

There's just so much more meat on a $15 die-cast TF compared to a $15 SW fig so I'm just not sure they'd sell that well again at retail, but who knows?  I know I won't bite on a $15 3 3/4" metal SW figure, but $10 is much more forgiving.

they are at retail.....i saw the 2 lukes and 2 mauls last week at a local Zellers up here in Canada, im not sure if its heading down to the states but its already up here at $14.99 i beleive.

Canada doesn't count  ;)
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Die-Cast Figures
Post by: JediMAC on October 15, 2007, 06:50 PM
Canada doesn't count  ;)

No offense JangoTat, but yeah, iFett's right - I can't easily purchase stuff at Canadian retail from Southern California.  ;)  Actually, this wave trickled out to retail in Canada almost a year ago.  Unfortunately, they were few and still pretty hard to find, and Canada's as far as they ever went.

It would be cool to grab some of the other OT figures originally planned though, so hopefully this line comes back out, even if only briefly.  I hate seeing prototype stuff, but then having it never come out.  So a Snowtrooper, Han, etc. would be cool to finally add to the collection.  Not that I overly love this line or anything, but I do feel like my collection is "incomplete" since I technically saw other Titanium figures ready for release, that apparently (temporarily?) got canceled.  I guess we'll find out soon...
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Die-Cast Figures
Post by: Darth Gamboa on October 15, 2007, 07:49 PM
Yeah got 'em from EE, a month later than I thought I would.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Die-Cast Figures
Post by: Chris Wyman on October 16, 2007, 10:13 AM
Yeah got 'em from EE, a month later than I thought I would.

Glad to hear someone got their order from EE. Before I decided to give up Hasbro, I had ordered both Maul and the Luke plus whatever dumb BSG character was with them. I've since cancelled the order, but I was wondering if I was going to get an email that said they wouldn't be getting them in after all. Glad to hear they did.

Had I known this line was going to continue, I might have kept them, but I'm not going to start changing my mind now. With that said, I believe I've got all of these previously released figures in any version they came out in for sale if anyone is looking for them.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Die-Cast Figures
Post by: Ryan on October 17, 2007, 01:53 AM
I had originally placed an order with EE for this wave, I got an email say my credit card was declined when I had all of $14 in my account, so it definitely is shipping is some numbers. I doubt I'll put in another order unless someone wants the Maul and Luke.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Die-Cast Figures
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on October 17, 2007, 08:17 AM
I WANT A MAUL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  >:(
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Die-Cast Figures
Post by: Morgbug on October 18, 2007, 06:03 PM
We're getting removable helmet Darth Vader and Boba Fett on the shelves right now, so I'm guessing the line has restarted pretty efficiently.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Die-Cast Figures
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on October 19, 2007, 08:11 AM
I STILL ONLY WANT A MAUL !!!!  :'(
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Die-Cast Figures
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 20, 2007, 09:18 AM
If anyone gets stuck with an extra Cylon, I know where you can unload it. ;)
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Die-Cast Figures
Post by: Jesse James on November 26, 2007, 09:50 PM
Did anyone ANYWHERE need a 501st Clone?  Maybe for a Bossk in trade?  I didn't collect the line, but wanted Bossk...  The 501st Clones and IG-88's showed up here in droves and got dumped for good prices.  I'd like to trade, but if someone needed it, it's yours for cost + shipping.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Die-Cast Figures
Post by: iFett on November 26, 2007, 09:56 PM
Did anyone ANYWHERE need a 501st Clone?  Maybe for a Bossk in trade?  I didn't collect the line, but wanted Bossk...  The 501st Clones and IG-88's showed up here in droves and got dumped for good prices.  I'd like to trade, but if someone needed it, it's yours for cost + shipping.

Wow...I saw the 501st Clone at retail only once, but I found Bossk EVERYWHERE even on clearance for dirt cheap.  Sorry I can't help.   :-\
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Die-Cast Figures
Post by: Jesse James on November 26, 2007, 11:31 PM
It's ok iFett...  Bossk\s are around, I just have no desire to pay full price for one, haha...  Clearances on them have been scarce here.

The clones I saw some places, but they got dumped at outlet stores here, and I picked one up for locals...  No takers, so I thought I'd try my hand at trading it for a Bossk. 
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Die-Cast Figures
Post by: JangoTat on November 30, 2007, 07:05 AM
Superstore was selling this things at $1.99. i picked up a bossk. this was 2 months ago, they have nothing now. zellers is even selling these things at $9.99 but all they have is ig88 and 501st .ill try to see if i can find another bossk though.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Die-Cast Figures
Post by: Darth Slothus on December 15, 2007, 01:32 PM
I have some sandtroopers and BOSSK still at my local exchange store @ 7.99 (no tax) though  :-\.
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Die-Cast Figures
Post by: JangoTat on December 15, 2007, 01:34 PM
my local Wm was selling ALL titanium figures from both SW and marvel for $4.99. i got the 501st and IG-88
Title: Re: Titanium Series 3.75" Die-Cast Figures
Post by: Jesse James on March 20, 2008, 04:52 PM
I found the Maul, Cylon, and Luke at a local discount store.  One of each, and I only got the SW figures...  I'm pondering keeping Luke and maybe returning Maul.  Not sure yet.  They're not exactly fetching much on Ebay so I'm assuming most have found their figures one way or the other, and they're not good "trade bait". 

Luke has a pretty rockin' rendition of the grappling hook though, which is cool.