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Title: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Nathan on July 18, 2005, 01:29 PM
Battle of Coruscant from Episode III will include 6 figures, each with bonus mini hologram figure.

My suggestions:

The six

-new Bail Organa with the robe and fur stole from the Senate landing area
-Neimoidian pilot (new)
-Senator Giddean Danu (http://starwars.com/databank/character/giddeandanu/img/eu_bg.jpg) (new) -- IMHO one of the coolest outfits in the whole saga
-Padmé with "TIE fighter hair" (new)
-new Captain Typho
-POTJ Security Battle Droid rereleased in red security, blue pilot, gold commander, and plain -- same sculpt but with maybe slightly thicker legs for better stability

Runners-up:

Clone Trooper (ROTS #41 with gray shoulder pads)
Coruscant Fireman (new)
Janu Godalhi -- Coruscant dignitary, Galaxies Opera House (new)
R2-D2 w/ "hovering" base and flaming Super Battle Droid (kitbash of some sort)
other "welcoming party" senators, such as Tundra Dowmeia (http://starwars.com/databank/character/tundradowmeia/img/eu_bg.jpg) or Malé-Dee (http://starwars.com/databank/character/maledee/img/eu_bg.jpg).

Deluxe, vehicles, etc.

-Deluxe Clone Trooper Star Destroyer Gunner (with turret)
-Deluxe Battle Droid Gunner (with turret)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Reid on July 18, 2005, 01:49 PM
My lineup:

ROTS Clone Pilot w/ Blaster
Neimodian Pilot w/ Blaster and E1 "Control Yolk"
ROTS Obi Wan Pilot w/ Lightsaber, Headgear, Comlink, and Cloak
SA General Grievous w/ 4 Lightsabers, Blaster, Electrostaff, and Soft Goods Cape
Fireship Pilot w/ Blaster
SA Super Battle Droid
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jeff on July 18, 2005, 02:09 PM
Six figures, hmmm.  My guesses/wish list:

3 NEW Figures:
Commander Cody - no brainer, if he is coming next year, it'll be here
Padme (pick any one of the RotS outfits they haven't done yet)
Anakin Skywalker (Starfighter Pilot) - Like the Red Leaded Obi-Wan w/nice rubbery cloak and headgear

3 Repack/Repaint Figures:
Clone Trooper (Gray Highlights)
General Grievous (either the SP or RotS versions)
RotS Battle Droid (Blue/Pilot)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: MetalJedi on July 19, 2005, 08:13 PM
Six figures, hmmm.  My guesses/wish list:

3 NEW Figures:
Commander Cody - no brainer, if he is coming next year, it'll be here
Padme (pick any one of the RotS outfits they haven't done yet)
Anakin Skywalker (Starfighter Pilot) - Like the Red Leaded Obi-Wan w/nice rubbery cloak and headgear

3 Repack/Repaint Figures:
Clone Trooper (Gray Highlights)
General Grievous (either the SP or RotS versions)
RotS Battle Droid (Blue/Pilot)


I like this line up.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: CHEWIE on July 20, 2005, 11:49 AM
I like it too... but I don't think we'll see a Padme in a "Battle Wave" unfortunately.

Here's what I think we might get, but what do I know?

-SA General Grievous (new)
-Pilot Anakin Skywalker (new)
-Coruscant Fireman (new)
-R2D2 (new w/ "hovering" base and flaming Super Battle Droid)
-Clone Trooper Gunner (some Clone repack - from Star Destroyer cannons w/ a cheap "cannon")
-Security Droid (ROTS repack w/ red paint)

I think that the R2D2 could be cool, and the firefighter might be a really neat figure.

 :P
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Nicklab on July 21, 2005, 11:54 PM
Here's my 6:

-General Grievous - SA w/ SG cloak
-Grievous's Bodyguard w/ SA & SG
-Battle Droid Pilot
-Commander Cody
-V-Wing Pilot
-Commander Oddball w/ removable helmet
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darby on July 23, 2005, 06:25 AM
This is the oddest theme next year, because of all the other glaring possibilites from ROTS.

New Stuff:
SA Commander Cody (unless he's coming in some other fashion, and if he is, then: a Padme, my kingdom for a new Padme)
SA Senate Duel Palpatine
SA Senate Duel Yoda

Repacks/Rehashes
Clone Trooper (Shocktrooper, 501st, Utapau, all of 'em)
Evolutions Anakin w/ pilot gear or as Darth Vader
Cin Drallig (new head on existing Jedi body)

Dream Come True:
Coruscant Fireman
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 25, 2005, 12:51 AM
Cody has been all but confirmed according to GH, so I think it's safe to say he'll be in this wave.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: SpudTrooper on August 3, 2005, 01:17 AM
Hands down Commander Cody  :)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: DoctorPadawan on August 17, 2005, 07:26 PM
This is probably going to be a rehash (see what I did there?) of something I listed in another thread, but it may be different enough to show that I am flexible!  :P

BATTLE OF CORUSCANT WAVE (6 figures):

THE NEW:

1.  Commander Cody (SA, with switchable hands, removable helmet, and Sidious hologram)

2.  Anakin Skywalker (SA, Jedi Pilot gear; even though the one in the Evolutions set works for me, Hasbro has to get an Anakin in there, and I'd bet this one would have balljointed elbows)

3.  General Grievous (SA, actually IN SCALE, cloth cloak, no stupid action features, with IN SCALE bodyguard staff)

THE NOT SO NEW:

4.  Battle Droid (POTJ Security version with decent plastic)

5.  501st Clone Trooper (it says "Battle of Coruscant" and does not make a distinction as to what battle we're talking about here; recard from ROTS "final 12")

6.  Padme in "Leia" hairdo (or any other Padme for that matter)

And one vehicle: V-Wing Fighter with V-Wing Pilot  :)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darby on August 17, 2005, 09:10 PM
To me this is the oddest wave next year, and I do think if it holds up (the Cody thing makes me wonder) it will encompass both the space battle and the Temple/Senate stuff.  At least I hope so.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on August 18, 2005, 10:18 AM
I just really hope there's a super articulated Mace Windu in this wave. So here's my suggestions/hopes/dreams...

1. Super articulated Mace Windu (with all the fixins'!)

2. General Grievous (with sturdier plastic and softgoods cape)

3. Neimoidian Captain "All batteries fire! FIRE!!!" (that guy is classic)

4. 501st Clone

5. Captain Cody

6. Battle droid
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Scott on August 18, 2005, 10:44 AM
I just really hope there's a super articulated Mace Windu in this wave. So here's my suggestions/hopes/dreams...

1. Super articulated Mace Windu (with all the fixins'!)

2. General Grievous (with sturdier plastic and softgoods cape)

3. Neimoidian Captain "All batteries fire! FIRE!!!" (that guy is classic)

4. 501st Clone

5. Captain Cody

6. Battle droid
Good one Ed.  I agree with everything except there needs to be a Padme in there.  Probably the first scene she's in with the Bun Hair.  So ditch the BD and inset Padme and you have a perfect combo.  They can release that 501st clone until the cows come home (or repaint him as an Utapau CLone.

I was trying to figure how Cody would fit in this wave but then while watching ROTS last night I realized he's on the ship with Obi-Wan above Coruscant before they leave for Utapau
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Greg on October 12, 2005, 10:03 PM
I hope this wave has:
BATTLE OF CORUSCANT
Pilot Obi Wan  reissue
R2-D2 with the whole claw/base/rockets/debris ROTS figure
Clone Pilot Reissue
Anakin #2 reissue with Dooku lightsaber
New Battle droid(SUPER POSEABLE AND NOT FLIMSY!)
SA General Grevious (Grapling hook, blaster and staff)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jeff on October 18, 2005, 11:25 AM
News from the rumor mill:

*new* - Coruscant Fire Fighter Pilot
*new* - Lushros Dofine (Invisible Hand Captain)
*new* - Commander Cody
*new* - Foul Moudama: Talz Jedi
(repack) - Anakin Skywalker
(repack) - Clone Trooper
(repack) - Ki-Adi Mundi
(repack) - Obi-wan Kenobi

Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Brian on October 18, 2005, 11:58 AM
This could be a nice wave, definitely looking forward to Cody, and the Jedi and Fire Pilot could be nice too.  The repacks could be ok, if they could somehow use the following:  Obi-Wan (Pilot), Clonetrooper (#41), Anakin Skywalker (Evolutions), and Ki Adi Mundi (ROTS).
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 18, 2005, 12:14 PM
I just really hope there's a super articulated Mace Windu in this wave. So here's my suggestions/hopes/dreams...

1. Super articulated Mace Windu (with all the fixins'!)


Most needed figure ever.


I just really hope there's a super articulated Mace Windu in this wave. So here's my suggestions/hopes/dreams...


2. General Grievous (with sturdier plastic and softgoods cape)


And 1" taller than the previous Grievous figures.  Now with accurately scaled height!



4. 501st Clone




Packed 10 per case.





5. Captain Cody



Biggest ROTS oversight so far.





Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on October 18, 2005, 01:34 PM
Is that Talz jedi from the Clone Wars cartoon? Is that the "Muftak" jedi? If that's the case, I'm really happy that we'll be getting some movie-style figures based on characters from the cartoon.

And Dressel, I totally agree about Greivous' height. Its almost embarassing to see him standing on the shelf, eye-to-eye with battledroids.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jayson on October 18, 2005, 01:53 PM
With all these EU Jedi and others backgrounders finally coming to fruition, maybe there is a Quinlon Vos in our future?
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Nathan on October 18, 2005, 02:55 PM
News from the rumor mill:

*new* - Coruscant Fire Fighter Pilot
*new* - Lushros Dofine (Invisible Hand Captain)
*new* - Commander Cody
*new* - Foul Moudama: Talz Jedi
(repack) - Anakin Skywalker
(repack) - Clone Trooper
(repack) - Ki-Adi Mundi
(repack) - Obi-wan Kenobi

Sweet list Jeff!

And yes Ed, Foul Moudama (http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/foulmoudama/) is the one from the cartoon! (http://cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/froehlich/a049.gif) Excellent way to sneak a few EU characters into the movie-style line. Pretty damn cool!

I'm really excited for Lushros Dofine and Foul; somewhat less eager for Cody and the Firefighter (but will still buy both); and the rest I'll pick up depending on what versions are used and whether I already have them by that point.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ryan on October 18, 2005, 07:03 PM
*new* - Coruscant Fire Fighter Pilot:

How sweet is this going to be? I can't wait to pick up a couple, It'd be cool if we could get the fireship vehicle, but that will never happen.

*new* - Lushros Dofine (Invisible Hand Captain):

Not neccessarily one of my top choices but I think I'll be happy with it. I'll pick up a few.

*new* - Commander Cody:

What else needs to be said? I really hope he is SA with a removable helmet, and a Holo Sidious.

*new* - Foul Moudama: Talz Jedi:

Wow. Toatally unexpected, but awesome. I really want one of these. This might be my favorite figure in the wave.

(repack) - Anakin Skywalker:

Anything short of the EVO Anakin should be thrown out. If it is the Evo I'll pick up another 2 or 3 for dioramas and such.

(repack) - Clone Trooper:

I really hope this is an SA 501st, since they screwed us with the last one. Or even a SA Grey clone, and I'd be happy.

(repack) - Ki-Adi Mundi:

This was one of my favorite ROTS figs and makes great Custom fodder, count me in for a few more.

(repack) - Obi-wan Kenobi:

Again, Anything short of a Pilot Obi-Wan should be chucked in the trash.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 18, 2005, 07:14 PM
Glad we're getting to hear relable data on these waves. Not bad for a prequel set. ;)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Reid on October 18, 2005, 09:33 PM
While most of these look very cool, i'll have to pass on ALL of these. Im a little ROTSed out, and I'd rather spend my money on OT stuff.  :P
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darby on October 18, 2005, 10:56 PM
My thoughts:

Fire Fighter:  Sweetness.  Great choice.

Cody: Duh.  I think he may have the most anticipation behind a figure since Tarkin or Slave Leia back in the day.

Dofine: Umm... okay.  Can't say I'm too excited.

Talz Jedi: Now this, I'm excited.  A great out of nowhere surprise of a figure.  I can't wait to see what this looks like.

Anakin: The Evolutions fig seems the only logical choice (with pilot headset) but... doesn't matter much to me.

Ki Adi: The hell?  Holographic, maybe.

Obi Wan: Pilot or bust.

Clone Trooper: I'd prefer this be the Utapau version, but I suppose I could live with SA versions of the 501st.

Biggest Disappointment: No Senate Duel Emperor.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on October 19, 2005, 03:13 PM
Firefighter - Might be cool.

Cody - An obvious choice. Make sure he's nicely articulated and I'll buy.

Dofine - Meh.

Talz Jedi - Sweet! I didn't think they would have actually gone through with this but I'd hoped they would. I'm half expecting it to be Muftak with a cloth jedi robe, but here's hoping Hasbro makes him from scratch.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth Broem on October 19, 2005, 09:18 PM
Firefighter - It's ok I will probably pick it up but not too terribly excited for it. 

Cody - Glad it's coming out. 

Weequay Jedi - Sounds cool I will get him for sure. 

Dofine - Well is this the same pilot from TPM Trade Federation.  I mean does he have the goggles?  Most likely I will get him. 

Ki-Adi - I am almost sure he'll be a hologram...hopefully he will be. 

The others - I will have to see I guess.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Nathan on October 20, 2005, 12:36 PM
Yep, I hope it's a Holo-Adi-Mundi, since the regular one is so recent. Plus it helps to complete that scene in the Jedi Temple with Mace, Yoda, and Holos of Ki-Adi, Aayla, and Cody.

Now we just need Holo Cody and the plotting table...
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darby on October 20, 2005, 08:00 PM
I bet dollars to doughnuts that Holo Cody will be an exclusive somewhere next year.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: TheBlackDog65 on October 21, 2005, 12:03 AM
Fire Fighter: One I'll buy!

Cody: Put me down for 2!

Dofine: This a repack? I'll pass.

Talz Jedi: Give me 2!

Anakin: I'll pass.

Ki Adi: I'll pass

Obi Wan: Have 6 of the pilot so I'll pass unless I need one for a custom

Clone Trooper: Depends what it is. If it is a rehash I'll pass.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Nathan on October 21, 2005, 12:05 AM
Dofine is not a repack. He has never been made before. This is the dude that said "All batteries fire! FIRE!" and "Magnetize! Magnetiiize!"
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: DoctorPadawan on October 21, 2005, 08:56 AM
If this list turns out to be true, I'll be very happy.  I just hope that Hasbro does the logical thing and repacks good figures instead of yet again reissuing the Obi-Wan #1 and Anakin #2 figures.  If they rerelease the Evolutions Anakin as that repack, I will pick up two in a heartbeat to stick in the JSFs. 

The Clones would be a great time to do an SA version of the 501st, the Shocktroopers, or the gray guys, since all three were on Coruscant.  Ki-Adi-Mundi makes no sense to me unless he's a hologram, considering we never saw him in corporeal form on Coruscant in the film at all.

As for the new figures, I can't say that I'm disappointed with any of them, although I'm pretty surprised that the Surfer Neimoidian is getting made. 
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: starwax137 on October 29, 2005, 10:30 AM
Unless they really screw these up....

*new* - Coruscant Fire Fighter Pilot - At least one.
*new* - Lushros Dofine (Invisible Hand Captain) - Yes.
*new* - Commander Cody - At least one.
*new* - Foul Moudama: Talz Jedi - Whoa, didn't see that one coming. Yes!
(repack) - Anakin Skywalker - Probably not. It depends.
(repack) - Clone Trooper - I'll wait and see.
(repack) - Ki-Adi Mundi - Probably not. It depends. Would love this if it's holo, but I doubt it.
(repack) - Obi-wan Kenobi - Probably not. It depends.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Scott on October 29, 2005, 03:15 PM
Looks like Ki Adi will indeed be Holo (or Ghost if you prefer)

I'm going to guess that the Clone is a repaint and as the Yellow/Orange Utapau version
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darby on October 29, 2005, 10:51 PM
I'm Ki Adi will be holo.  It will probably be the EP1 sculpt, which I guess is all they can do unless they augment the ROTS one somehow.  It's odd the RS '411' failed to dig any dirt on the clone, which is the only real question mark we have on that wave. 
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 30, 2005, 04:05 PM
Battle of Coruscant from Episode III will include 6 figures, each with bonus mini hologram figure.

My suggestions:

The six

-new Bail Organa with the robe and fur stole from the Senate landing area
-Neimoidian pilot (new)
-Senator Giddean Danu (http://starwars.com/databank/character/giddeandanu/img/eu_bg.jpg) (new) -- IMHO one of the coolest outfits in the whole saga
-Padmé with "TIE fighter hair" (new)
-new Captain Typho
-POTJ Security Battle Droid rereleased in red security, blue pilot, gold commander, and plain -- same sculpt but with maybe slightly thicker legs for better stability

//quote]

Yawn! Hasbro would be committing suicide with this. Why not just call it the "Pegwarmer" collection?

-DD
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: MetalJedi on October 30, 2005, 04:48 PM
Battle of Coruscant from Episode III will include 6 figures, each with bonus mini hologram figure.

My suggestions:

The six

-new Bail Organa with the robe and fur stole from the Senate landing area
-Neimoidian pilot (new)
-Senator Giddean Danu (http://starwars.com/databank/character/giddeandanu/img/eu_bg.jpg) (new) -- IMHO one of the coolest outfits in the whole saga
-Padmé with "TIE fighter hair" (new)
-new Captain Typho
-POTJ Security Battle Droid rereleased in red security, blue pilot, gold commander, and plain -- same sculpt but with maybe slightly thicker legs for better stability

//quote]

Yawn! Hasbro would be committing suicide with this. Why not just call it the "Pegwarmer" collection?

-DD

Jeez jump all over the guy for what he thinks is cool.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 30, 2005, 05:17 PM
I'm not opposed to any of those figures showing up one to a wave...but a full case of those would sit on the shelves, and then we'd be whining that Hasbro didn't know what they were doing, blah blah blah...

For example, I think Hasbro would be wise to steer clear of ANY Neimoidian in the future. I'm still going to be looking at the ROTS versions on the shelves well into 2007 at this rate...and my local TRU has no less than 150 Bail Organa's hanging on the racks. And don't get me started on Captain Typho...he's still at Kay-Bee on Ep. II card for $3.33, along with Lott Dodd and Orn Free Ta.

I'd like to see Bail in his Senate Outfit at some point, but I KNOW he's not gonna sell unless he's in a battle pack with four 501st...

-DD
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 30, 2005, 05:33 PM
My suggestions:

-Padmé with "TIE fighter hair" (new)
-POTJ Security Battle Droid rereleased in red security, blue pilot, gold commander, and plain -- same sculpt but with maybe slightly thicker legs for better stability


I'd love to see that Padme - we were robbed by only getting one Padme in the ROTS collection.  I think the connection to Leia with similar hair styles would help it sell quite well.

As well, I'm all over getting those Battle Droids.  I still remembering how cool it was to find not 1, not 2, but 4 different battle droids during Episode 1.  But you're right, they've got to be much sturdier.  Last time I checked, they don't make Battle Viagra for drooping droids.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darby on October 30, 2005, 10:56 PM
So far we don't seem to be getting any Padme next year which is mind blowing considering we're getting sure fire duds like Sun Fac.   ::)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Nathan on October 30, 2005, 11:31 PM
I'm not opposed to any of those figures showing up one to a wave...but a full case of those would sit on the shelves, and then we'd be whining that Hasbro didn't know what they were doing, blah blah blah...

Oh sure, I know that. I was just posting what I would want to see in my own personal Happy Universe. ;)

I'd love to see that Padme - we were robbed by only getting one Padme in the ROTS collection.  I think the connection to Leia with similar hair styles would help it sell quite well.

Agreed.

Others will surely disagree, but for my money the ROTS Padme is essentially useless, and I'll tell you why. As I often mention, I enjoy the political angle in the prequels so I like amassing and displaying the Senator type figures (i.e. the ones everybody always describes as boring statue pegwarmers--y'all know the type of figures I'm talking about ;)) and I want a version of Padme that fits that theme. Not the silly pajamas from the Arena and Mustafar.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Rune Haako on December 16, 2005, 04:02 PM
http://www.4-inches.de/inhalt/news.htm

Case Assortment

857703 Sortiment Wave 3 (Battle of Coruscant) - April 2006
2x Clone Trooper
2x Darth Vader  ???
1x Fire Pilot [Coruscant Fire Fighter Pilot]
1x Commander Cody
1x Lushros Dofine
1x Foul Moudama
1x Anakin [Anakin Skywalker]
1x Ki Adi Mundi Hologram [Ki-Adi Mundi]
1x General Grievous
1x Obi Wan [Obi-Wan Kenobi]
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darby on December 17, 2005, 12:44 AM
Unless stores load up on these like they did the early ROTS assortments (12 different figs in a box)... WTF????
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jeff on December 30, 2005, 11:55 AM
Hmmm...  I'm hearing reports that there are pictures of the Coruscant wave in the latest issue of Lee's Toy Review magazine.

Anyone else heard this?  Anyone have a scan?  Or at least a discription of the figures?   :-\

Might have to check the local shops and see if I can check it out...
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 30, 2005, 12:01 PM
Damn, no one in town carries that magazine.  If they're going to have breaking news like this, a subscription may be in order.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jeff on December 30, 2005, 12:08 PM
I'm also hearing reports now that the pictures are in Tomart's Action Figure Digest as well...

Perhaps Hasbro decided to throw the print press a bone and let them carry the photos of this wave first?
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: CHEWIE on December 30, 2005, 01:00 PM
I'm Ki Adi will be holo.  It will probably be the EP1 sculpt, which I guess is all they can do unless they augment the ROTS one somehow.  It's odd the RS '411' failed to dig any dirt on the clone, which is the only real question mark we have on that wave. 

All the more reason to customize!  Maybe that new figure coming out of Lucas' daughter would make for a good figure base for a Padme.

 :P
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Mikey D on December 30, 2005, 01:39 PM
[typical RS pain in the ass member]
Someone post a pic!!!11!!

Why won't someone post a pic?

I need a pic or I'm going to kill myself!

This sucks.  I wanna see some pics.
[/typical RS pain in the ass member]

Bunch of impatient *******.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Morgbug on December 30, 2005, 01:55 PM
Damn, no one in town carries that magazine.  If they're going to have breaking news like this, a subscription may be in order.

Don't waste your time, but the time a Lee's subscription gets to you the pictures will be all over the web.  We're about a month behind the US for Toyfare/Lee's so it's all old news when it arrives here Jesse. 

Quote
857703 Sortiment Wave 3 (Battle of Coruscant) - April 2006
2x Clone Trooper
2x Darth Vader 
1x Fire Pilot [Coruscant Fire Fighter Pilot]
1x Commander Cody
1x Lushros Dofine
1x Foul Moudama
1x Anakin [Anakin Skywalker]
1x Ki Adi Mundi Hologram [Ki-Adi Mundi]
1x General Grievous
1x Obi Wan [Obi-Wan Kenobi]

Ugh.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Diddly on December 30, 2005, 02:08 PM
Funny, I was just about to make a post asking why we haven't seen any pics of this wave yet (I believe it's scheduled to ship in between the Hoth and Geonosis waves), and then news of upcoming pics hits.

The only figures I'm really interested in seeing are the Clone, Cody, and the Fire Pilot, as I'll be passing on all of the main characters.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Rune Haako on December 30, 2005, 02:36 PM
http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/New_Clones_Revealed_96413.asp
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jeff on December 30, 2005, 02:40 PM
http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/New_Clones_Revealed_96413.asp

I guess my buddy was right, there are new pics in the latest issue of Lee's.  :)

SA Utapau Clone Trooper = GOOD

SA Commander Cody w/Removable Helmet = GOOD

SA Coruscant Fireman = Good - loving the ball jointed knees!

So far, so good!
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: SilverZ on December 30, 2005, 02:58 PM
Very happy to see that they did the correct armor mods on the Cody sculpt. I assume he'll have the correct apparatus on his back as well.

But for the love of all things holy, what is so hard about correcting the upside down belt?

The Fire Pilot is a pleasant surprise, and hopefully Hasbro means what they show this time with the SA Clone repaint.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Mikey D on December 30, 2005, 03:14 PM
See what happens when you're patient.

All three look good.  The more clones the better (although the firefighter technically isn't a clone)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: jedipurge on December 30, 2005, 03:21 PM
 >:( don't have access to rebelscum, someone please post pics :'(  although technically you might be right Mikey since we never see under the "firefighters" helmet who they are.  they aren't just firefighters.  if you take a look in the right corner of the screen when obi is in the breifing with Cody in the hangar you see what looks like the "firefighter" working on a ship with an R unit next to him.  all the more reason to get this figure for your dio's since he does more then just put out fires.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jayson on December 30, 2005, 03:28 PM
 8)

(http://home.comcast.net/~jedijaybird/corfirepilot.jpg)(http://home.comcast.net/~jedijaybird/utapauclones.jpg)
(http://home.comcast.net/~jedijaybird/codyhead.jpg)

Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: jedipurge on December 30, 2005, 03:41 PM
muchos gracias jedijaybird.  holy  :-X.  those are awesome.  so let me get this straight the utapau clone come in both battle of geonosis & coruscant waves???  is it just me or does the helmet on the fire fighter look too skinny?  loving Cody I'll be buying 7 or 8 of him.  are the others: ani, obi, grev etc... all repacks?  which ones? 
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Diddly on December 30, 2005, 04:05 PM
Much like McDonald's, I'm lovin it! Good to see we're getting a proper Cody, and not a rush job like Gree. That fire pilot is amazing!
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Brian on December 30, 2005, 04:08 PM
Yeah, these figures all look great, really looking forward to them.  Cody has to be the most-wanted clone for a lot of people, and its nice to see that he's on the way.  I was curious about the Utapau clone as well, if we'd be seeing it twice, or maybe just shipping a couple of times?  While digging through the RS forums for these pics a little bit ago, it was mentioned that the clone with the Geonosis wave was an error, and we'd just be seeing it with the Coruscant wave.  Who knows for sure, but that would make a little more sense I guess.  Wonder what the rest of this wave will look like, or if they are all repacks/retooled figures.  I remember these figures being rumored as well:

Lushros Dofine
Anakin Skywalker
Ki Adi Mundi (holo?)
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Foul Moudama
General Grievous (?)

The three figures we've seen (Cody, clone, Fire Pilot) make for some nice figures on their own, hopefully some of the others in this wave will be surprisingly nice too.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Rune Haako on December 30, 2005, 04:40 PM
I want to see Lushros, the only other new sculpt in this wave.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: CHEWIE on December 30, 2005, 05:47 PM
I want to see Lushros too, very much.

These figures look great.  I'm pretty happy with the custom Owen D. sent me of Cody, but I'm sure I'll want to grab a couple of this figure.  The fireman though looks outstanding - definitely army builder material.  And killer articulation.

 :P
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Reid on December 30, 2005, 06:06 PM
These 3 look great. I might get the Coruscant FireTrooper.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: jedistyle on December 30, 2005, 06:08 PM
the fire pilot does look awsome and it looks like it will have some great customizing potential!

i know that is just a preview pic and it could change, but that cody looks really great also. i sisn't expect hasbro to put that great of a cody figure out!
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Clone Commander on December 30, 2005, 06:12 PM
A Cody!
Woohoo.
And a new clone head sculpt!
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Greg on December 30, 2005, 06:21 PM
Definately getting Cody, at least two of the troopers, and two fire fighters.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darby on December 30, 2005, 06:51 PM
******* awesome.   ;D
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: CorranHorn on December 30, 2005, 07:04 PM
The Clones look very impressive, I just hope Hasbro doesn't pull a 501st on us and give us a crappy figure in place of the prototype. If we get what's shown in Lee's, these guys are going to fly off the shelves.

Oh and if there's going to be an Anakin in this wave and they don't do a new sculpt, they need to pack in the Evolutions ROTS Anakin!!  ;D

Quote from: mosnab
While digging through the RS forums for these pics a little bit ago, it was mentioned that the clone with the Geonosis wave was an error, and we'd just be seeing it with the Coruscant wave.  Who knows for sure, but that would make a little more sense I guess.

Most likely the Clone will show up in cases alongside the Geonosis wave. Each wave's figures will eventually mix with the following wave's as new case assortments are made. When Hasbro did the themed waves in 2004, everyone was expecting a Hoth Wave case and then a Tatooine Wave case, and so on. Thats what we got initially, but as the year went on the debut of a new wave would have a case that was mixed with new and old alike. I wouldn't expect Hasbro to change that model anytime soon.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jesse James on December 30, 2005, 07:21 PM
Oustanding figures, simply incredible.

Looks like a good beef up in articulation.  The Firefighter (I agree, not a Clone...  Why Clone people to do jobs you'd have needed prior to the Clone Wars?) is amazing looking.  That looks simply like a real costume as opposed to plastic.

Cody's fantastic, it's the best we could have possibly hoped for.  A removable helmet on the #41 sculpt...  Simply perfect to me.  I can see this just being an incredibly hot figure.  Unfortunately my gf's kid is going to go ape**** when he sees that picture and I'm gonna go the same way trying to track it down for him. 

The grunt rocks too and will be equally a pain to find, though I know i want a hefty army of those.  I'd buy a 4-pack of them in a heartbeat, and in multiples.  That's some amazing looking stuff, and can't wait to add those to the Clone ranks. 
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 31, 2005, 11:51 AM
Nice! Now everyone can stop asking when we're getting Cody. ;D
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Clone Commander on December 31, 2005, 06:06 PM
Evil...sometimes I think hasbro watches these forums and when almost everybody has made a Cody figure.
They finally decide to put one out!  :P

Because I'm in Canada and you guys think they will be hard to find and your in the states it is going to be way worse here I suppose.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darby on December 31, 2005, 11:22 PM
Looks like I might be ordering a case of this wave, just to make sure I get what I want.   ::)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: CHEWIE on January 1, 2006, 05:18 PM
I might actually pass on the Cody, just since I have a killer custom one from www.owenscustoms.com that I think looks better.

As for the Firefighter, I want several, same for the regular Utapua clone.

 :P
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jesse James on January 1, 2006, 05:30 PM
Looks like I might be ordering a case of this wave, just to make sure I get what I want.   ::)

I'm thinking along similar lines Spuffy, just so I'm assured I get SOME of these Clones.  I mean, I  lucked into one 501st Trooper and Shocks i have had to get through networking.  I sorta hate that.

A case may be the route I go with this wave though just for the simple fact I want multiples of all 3 figures pictured.  If the rest of the wave's good army builders or custom fodder, a case is my best option at this point to assure I at least get a jumpstart on a nice army.

Given Cody's importance and his grunts too, I'm gonna want more than the handful of shocktroopers I've managed.   :-\  That kind of worries me though.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darby on January 1, 2006, 08:21 PM
It will probably be the best route, since like everyone else, I'll want at least two of Cody's grunts and the Fire Fighters.  Multiples of Cody wouldn't exactly suck either, but it also greatly depends on what the rest of the figs look like; I'd be happy if the Anakin and Obi repacks are the Pilot/Evo versions, but I'll have to wait and see.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jeff on January 6, 2006, 12:25 PM
EE now has this case for pre-order:

Star Wars Saga Collection Action Figures Wave 4 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS85770D)
1x Han Solo - Carbonite (Saga #2), 2x Darth Vader with lightsaber (Saga #13), 1x Commander Cody, 1x Neimoidian Pilot, 2x Clone Trooper, 1x Foul Moudama (Muftak Jedi), 1x Anakin Skywalker, 1x Ki-Adi-Mundi (Hologram), 1x General Grievous, 1x Obi-Wan Kenobi


You'll notice that it has NO Firefighter in it, but does have the Carkoon Han and the Hoth Vader.  If you dig around at EE, you'll find that there are FOUR different revisions of this case and a CRAP LOAD of revision cases for the other waves too.   :-\


Star Wars Saga Collection Action Figures Wave 4, Rev1 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS85770D1)
1x Boba Fett (Saga #6), 1x Snowtrooper with blaster (Saga #11), 2x Darth Vader with lightsaber (Saga #13), 1x Coruscant Fire Pilot, 2x Clone Trooper, 1x Foul Moudama (Muftak Jedi), 1x Anakin Skywalker, 1x Ki-Adi-Mundi (Hologram), 1x General Grievous, 1x Obi-Wan Kenobi

Star Wars Saga Collection Action Figures Wave 4, Rev 2 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS85770D2)
1x AT-AT Driver with blaster (Saga #9), 2x Darth Vader with lightsaber (Saga #13), 1x Coruscant Fire Pilot, 2x Commander Cody, 1x Neimoidian Pilot, 1x Clone Trooper, 1x Anakin Skywalker, 1x Ki-Adi-Mundi (Hologram), 1x General Grievous, 1x Obi-Wan Kenobi

Star Wars Saga Collection Action Figures Wave 4, Rev 3 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS85770D3)
2x Darth Vader with lightsaber (Saga #13), 1x Coruscant Fire Pilot, 1x Commander Cody, 1x Neimoidian Pilot, 2x Clone Trooper, 1x Foul Moudama (Muftak Jedi), 1x Anakin Skywalker, 1x General Grievous, 2x Obi-Wan Kenobi .


So, the Fire Pilot is only 1per case in 3 of the 4 Wave 4 cases...  and in those same 4 cases, each one has 2x Darth Vader #13.   ::)

Yeah, 3 Coruscant Fire Pilot for every 8 Darth Vaders... not counting all the Vaders released in the Hoth wave... and the Geonosis wave... and the Tatooine wave...  >:(

edit: to counteract all my negativity, I should point out that the 3 of the 4 cases do have 2x Clone Trooper (Utapau) so I guess it's not all bad...  :-\
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Scott on January 6, 2006, 12:26 PM
I ordered Wave 4 Rev 3
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jeff on January 6, 2006, 03:19 PM
this is just getting ridiculous... 2 more case variants showing up...

Star Wars Saga Collection Action Figures Wave 4, Rev 4 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS85770D4)
2x Darth Vader with lightsaber (Saga #13), 1x Scorch (Republic Commando), 1x Coruscant Fire Pilot, 1x Commander Cody, 2x Clone Trooper, 1x Foul Moudama (Muftak Jedi), 1x Anakin Skywalker, 1x Ki-Adi-Mundi (Hologram), 1x General Grievous, 1x Neimoidian Pilot.

Star Wars Saga Collection Action Figures Wave 4, Rev 5 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS85770D5)
2x Darth Vader with lightsaber (Saga #13), 1x Coruscant Fire Pilot, 1x Commander Cody, 1x Neimoidian Pilot, 2x Clone Trooper, 1x Foul Moudama (Muftak Jedi), 1x Anakin Skywalker, 1x Ki-Adi-Mundi (Hologram), 1x General Grievous, 1x Obi-Wan Kenobi . (Subject to change.)

That's SIX differnt case assortments for this wave... and only ONE case (Rev 5) has all of the figures from the wave:

Star Wars Saga Collection Action Figures Wave 4, Rev 0 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS85770D) - missing Fire Pilot
Star Wars Saga Collection Action Figures Wave 4, Rev 1 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS85770D1) - missing Commande Cody
Star Wars Saga Collection Action Figures Wave 4, Rev 2 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS85770D2) - missing Foul Moudama (Muftak Jedi)
Star Wars Saga Collection Action Figures Wave 4, Rev 3 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS85770D3) - missing Holo Ki-Adi Mundi
Star Wars Saga Collection Action Figures Wave 4, Rev 4 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS85770D4) - missing Obi-Wan Kenobi
Star Wars Saga Collection Action Figures Wave 4, Rev 5 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS85770D5) - has all 9 figures
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jayson on January 6, 2006, 03:42 PM
And they better not be EE.com Exclusive Hunt figures, where as retail stores would gbet different "Hunt" figs.

Weird :(

Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Nathan on January 6, 2006, 03:50 PM
And they better not be EE.com Exclusive Hunt figures, where as retail stores would gbet different "Hunt" figs.

Aaack! Don't even think things like that!

*puts fingers in ears* Lalalalalalalala....
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Clone On Fire on January 6, 2006, 03:57 PM
this is just getting ridiculous... 2 more case variants showing up...

Star Wars Saga Collection Action Figures Wave 4, Rev 4 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS85770D4)
2x Darth Vader with lightsaber (Saga #13), 1x Scorch (Republic Commando), 1x Coruscant Fire Pilot, 1x Commander Cody, 2x Clone Trooper, 1x Foul Moudama (Muftak Jedi), 1x Anakin Skywalker, 1x Ki-Adi-Mundi (Hologram), 1x General Grievous, 1x Neimoidian Pilot.

Star Wars Saga Collection Action Figures Wave 4, Rev 5 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS85770D5)
2x Darth Vader with lightsaber (Saga #13), 1x Coruscant Fire Pilot, 1x Commander Cody, 1x Neimoidian Pilot, 2x Clone Trooper, 1x Foul Moudama (Muftak Jedi), 1x Anakin Skywalker, 1x Ki-Adi-Mundi (Hologram), 1x General Grievous, 1x Obi-Wan Kenobi . (Subject to change.)

That's SIX differnt case assortments for this wave... and only ONE case (Rev 5) has all of the figures from the wave:

Star Wars Saga Collection Action Figures Wave 4, Rev 0 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS85770D) - missing Fire Pilot
Star Wars Saga Collection Action Figures Wave 4, Rev 1 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS85770D1) - missing Commande Cody
Star Wars Saga Collection Action Figures Wave 4, Rev 2 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS85770D2) - missing Foul Moudama (Muftak Jedi)
Star Wars Saga Collection Action Figures Wave 4, Rev 3 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS85770D3) - missing Holo Ki-Adi Mundi
Star Wars Saga Collection Action Figures Wave 4, Rev 4 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS85770D4) - missing Obi-Wan Kenobi
Star Wars Saga Collection Action Figures Wave 4, Rev 5 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS85770D5) - has all 9 figures

Well, this accomplishes nothing for us collectors.

The only thing it accomplishes, is to bring us back into the retail store as many times as possible to help maximize their profits, as undoubtedly we'll be grabbing other items along the way.

It serves no other purpose.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Morgbug on January 6, 2006, 04:53 PM
Why the overkill on Vader?  I know the retailers probably got a ton of questions from parents trying to find one, but we're post movie year now.  Vader sat up here almost as much as any other figure at one point (ok, not as bad as Mothma, Luminara or Padme).  Sure, they sold out around Christmas but that's more than 11 months down the road.  I can easily see these figures sitting on the pegs for a very prolonged period of time, at the end of which retailers will call it a failure because look, even Vader won't sell ::)

If this chase figure thing is for real, then this is where I get off.  Hasbro obviously thinks they're so desperate they need to create artificial demand by having us live in the stores in hopes of finding holos or 'bounty hunt' figs.  The only thing that's obvious is that they're not in contact with reality.  Chase figs alienate collector bases, and when that's your bread and butter, you may as well pack it in.

This is really odd.  Not your statement, rather the mentality involved as coming from Hasbro.  To use sportspicks as an example again, the regular figures sell, for the most part, like crap.  Everyone knows they'll sit and Wally eventually clears them out, so why buy them.  Now I know that won't happen with clones, but to use Wave 4 Rev 4 as an example, here's what won't sell:

2x Darth Vader with lightsaber (Saga #13), 1x Anakin Skywalker, 1x Ki-Adi-Mundi (Hologram), 1x General Grievous, 1x Neimoidian Pilot.

The Neimoidian pilot will sit, much as the other Neimoidians did simply because it's in every single wave.  Ki Adi is in the same boat.  Vader/Ani/Obi/Grievous will sit also, simply because they aren't (presumably) new sculpts.  I could be wrong on the first two, especially initially, but I think it time I'll be proven correct.

Do you think Hasbro is bright enough to pull one of those six out of the assortment for their chase figure?  I don't.  They are still stuck in the surreal world they communicated at C3 - kids drive the line.  Kids want Vader, Anakin, Obi-Wan and Grievous.  All of those sat here for prolonged periods at regular retail prices.

Anyway after all that filler, my point is that only half of each case is going to sell well.  Chase + clones (- Jedi?) will do fine but it will only take a retailer two cases to have a full case left behind.  I assure you, we've seen it with sportspicks and it is the future here.  

Generally speaking this is really disappointing that there isn't full cases with just new figures in the line.  I'd happily order those cases, chase figures be damned, if I wasn't getting rehashed figures in them.   :(

Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 6, 2006, 07:23 PM
I moved the discussion about chase Bounty Hunt figures into a new thread (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=10761.0) -- hope that helps.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth Slothus on January 6, 2006, 07:30 PM
Thx Jesse ..it's what I asked for in that thread! :D
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 7, 2006, 11:13 AM
Yeah, these new case assortments seem to be a step backwards. I don't see what's wrong with assortments that contain whole new waves with some previous wave repacks. I really enjoyed picking up the Carkoon wave in one fell swoop.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darby on January 9, 2006, 03:27 PM
I really don't like mixing all these up either, unless it serves a prupose, like getting more clones or troopers or main characters out there (Hasbro would have been well served at Christmas to have an ROTS Anakin - any Anakin - in its assortments). 

And I was thinking: I noticed how all the waves so far have included repacks of figs originally available in multi-packs/deluxe pieces (Barada, Riekken, 500 Vader, Poggle, 3-PO, etc.) and wondered if the Coruscant wave would continue this trend.  It makes me wonder if Grievous might be the deluxe version, or if Anakin could be the Evo one.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Brian on January 9, 2006, 04:24 PM
Quote
And I was thinking: I noticed how all the waves so far have included repacks of figs originally available in multi-packs/deluxe pieces (Barada, Riekken, 500 Vader, Poggle, 3-PO, etc.) and wondered if the Coruscant wave would continue this trend.  It makes me wonder if Grievous might be the deluxe version, or if Anakin could be the Evo one.

That's a good point, and something I was wondering too.  If the repacked figures were ones like Deluxe Grievous, Evo. Anakin, and even Pilot Obi-Wan, I wouldn't mind too much.  It is obvious at this stage in the game we're going to have waves with repacks/repaints, likely half of the wave, and if they are going to do it anyways I would just as soon see these superior versions get released again.  I never did get a Deluxe Grievous I guess either, and if it was spiffy enough, I might consider picking it up.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Diddly on January 13, 2006, 05:25 PM
(http://images.entertainmentearth.com//AUTOIMAGES/HS85770D3lg.jpg)

Looking damn good! That Muftak Jedi looks horribly unarticulated though. :(
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ook on January 13, 2006, 05:33 PM
Looks like all I'll need is Cody and a couple of his goons and the Neimo.

That Talz is the stupidest thing I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jeff on January 13, 2006, 05:33 PM
Looking damn good! That Muftak Jedi looks horribly unarticulated though. :(

Looks like #2 Anakin with a cloak and a Pilot Obi-Wan with claok - I'm digging that.

Foul/Talz Jedi looks a little Cartoony... and his boots look funky.   :-\

Vader is definitely the Hoth Vader (again).

Neimoidian Pilot = Peg Warmer City.

Not too shabby...
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ryan on January 13, 2006, 05:34 PM
Nice find Diddly!

The Talz Jedi looks like a great sculpt, I bummed about the apparent lack or articulation.

I looks like they gave pilot Obi wan the soft good treatment, Hasbro is learning! Count me in for several more of him.

That looks to be a repaint of the SP Grievous, it actually looks pretty good, I'll have to decide when I see him if I'm going to pick him up or not.

The Neimoidian looks pretty good as well. Nothing too special about him, but I might pick up a few.

I'm a little baffeled on the Anakin, they gave him a nice soft goods robe but it appears to be the ROTS #2 figure.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jeff on January 13, 2006, 05:41 PM
This one has the Holo Ki-Adi too...

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-06/coruscant2006.jpg)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jayson on January 13, 2006, 05:58 PM
Holo Ki-Adi is the EI version… great  :(

I don't like that Talz jedi at all.

Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: SilverZ on January 13, 2006, 06:00 PM
Well, very interesting. Cody looks like he's everything he should be, as does the Fire Pilot. That Neim is going to sit, totally agree. And I’m all over the clone.

I can't say I like the accessorized Muftak and he looks like he’s basically the original one from the 2-pack.  Though I'd like to have and extra Muftak, so this figure will be nice backup.

So we get Saga Kit as a hologram, instead of the ROTS version. I’d have at least liked them to use the version from the Council set so he could sit down. That’s disappointing, but in the end not worth getting upset over.

As far as the repacks go, thumbs up. If you're going to repack figures, give them at least something different. Those soft goods robes are a great idea that's long overdue. Like Ryan said, I'm baffled at the Anakin being the #2 version. Obi-Wan almost feels like he's received an upgrade, and I have this little hope that they go the extra distance and correct the mismatched ankle hinges this time.


Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jeff on January 13, 2006, 06:02 PM
Holo Ki-Adi is the EI version… great  :(

You weren't expecting more from Hasbro on that one, were you?   :P

Definitely looks like the Ep1 sculp.  It even appears to be missing the extra articulation they added when they re-hashed him for Ep2 - which would be a true step back.   :(
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ryan on January 13, 2006, 06:05 PM
I would have gladly taken a the ROTS sculpt without a rob for Ki-Adi. I guess that would be too nice of them though. ::)

I might taken one to keep carded, it all depends on that $6.99 pricepoint. If it goes back down a bit, I'll take one if not, it's an easy pass.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darby on January 13, 2006, 06:34 PM
Always love new pictures.   :)

Cody, the trooper, the fire fighter all look great.

The talz Jedi: I love him.  I figured he'd be a modified version of Muftak, so I'm cool with the lack of articulation.  I'm suprised some people think he's cartoony - he's from the cartoon!   ;)

Holo Ki Adi: Exactly what I was expecting.  Big pass.

Nemoidian Pilot: Newest inductee into the pegwarmer Hall of Fame, but he looks goof for what it is.

Anakin: Very disappointed they chose the lame #2 sculpt.

Obi: Very happy they went with the pilot.  Love the soft good robe, I'll defintely buy another.

Grievous: Whatever.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: hansolo_506 on January 13, 2006, 07:16 PM
I can't stand the Talz Jedi either.  The mighty H dropped the ball if this is anything but a proto.

From the shins up, its Muftak with a robe...a good fitting robe.
From the shins down - CARTOONY BOOTS!

If you are going to do a fig, either make it movie-listic or cartoon-istic.
Don't mix 'em.  That's the way I look at it.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: CorranHorn on January 13, 2006, 07:29 PM
This a pretty good wave overall, the Clones are obviously top notch. The Neimodian looks to be a good sculpt, but he'll likely suffer the same fate as his ROTS kin if Hasbro isn't careful. The Talz Jedi looks ok, though I agree with han that the boots are a bit goofy. Then again these were likely prototypes so the boots may look better in the end.

Good call on re-using the Pilot Obi-Wan, it's the best ROTS Kenobi so they need to re-use it over and over, unless they actually make a better version. Hopefully they have fixed the color on the ankle joint. Ironically they use their best Obi-Wan, then use a ****** Anakin! I was so hoping for a re-release of the Evo Anakin. :(

Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: CHEWIE on January 13, 2006, 07:54 PM
Ah, good to see this wave.  I was wondering what the rest of them would look like.  I'll give my two cents on each one.

Vader - Although I don't need him, good Vaders always sell and I'm sure they will be in demand again in 2006.

Commando - Very nice as I saw before, just trying to convince myself not to army build it.

Utupua Clone - Fantastic... please don't make this too hard to get Hasbro.  Myself and thousands of others want an army of them.  Personally I would like between 8-12 of them.

Firefighter - Very cool, I see this as great custom fodder.  So I'll probably get at least 5-6 of them and customize a few.

Cody - Looks a lot better in this pic than that huge pic from before.  Guess even though I have a nice custom version, this is on my want list.  Probably a few more for customs too.

Talz Jedi - I think this one will grow on everyone with time.  The only thing that looks funky is the gigantic feet.  I have an extra Muftak, so I could just swap the legs out if it bothers me.

Anakin - PASS

Ki Adi Mundi - PASS

Greivous - I dig the accessory, I want a few of those panel things.  So I will actually probably get 4 of this figure, and customize the actual figures for droid parts.

Obi Wan - Still love this sculpt, though the cloak looks way too bulky.  Probably pick up one or two for custom fodder.

Nemoidian - Top notch, if people think it's dull, that's fine.  At least I know this one will be easy for me to find.  I consider it a decent army builder, I want about 5-6 of him.

 :P
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth Broem on January 13, 2006, 09:17 PM
Cody and the Grunt - Fantastic!

Neimodian - Good figure but I most likely won't buy him.

Talz - Very funky not sure I like it either but I doubt I pass on him. 

Anakin - Pass - Got the Evo version

Kenobi - I will get since I don't have the pilot version.

Greivous - Good - But won't buy it. 

Ki-Adi-Mundi - Ummmm, since I can't find Aayla or Plo and it's Ep1 sculpt - pass

Vader - It's nice but I am done with him for a long time I think. 

Firefighter - He's a nice figure but I may pass on him.  Or maybe I won't?  LOL!


Like every wave so far I seem to like a little over half of them in each wave. 
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Reid on January 13, 2006, 09:53 PM
For reference...

(http://images.entertainmentearth.com//AUTOIMAGES/HS85770D4lg.jpg)

Fireship Pilot: Maybe
Cody: Pass
Talz: Will Get
Anakin: Pass
Holo Ki-Adi-Mundi: Pass
Obi: Pass
Grievous: Pass
Neimodian Bridge Pilot: Will Get, He Has Fantastic Accesories.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jeff on January 13, 2006, 10:07 PM
Greivous - I dig the accessory, I want a few of those panel things.  So I will actually probably get 4 of this figure, and customize the actual figures for droid parts.

Just an FYI, I think that panel comes with the Nemoidian Pilot figure. 

For example, in this picture, the panel is by the Neimoidian, Not Grievous:
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-06/coruscant2006.jpg)

Looking at the EE picture that Reid posted though, it's easy to see how you might get confused on that one...
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ben on January 13, 2006, 10:34 PM
I can't believe Hasbro would offer yet another Neimoidian, since every single one they've ever released has warmed pegs.

And that #2 Anakin- eesh.

I'll gladly buy the Fire Pilot, Cody, and some Utapau Clones, and I'm on the fence about Obi-Wan and the Talz, but the rest I won't buy.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Rune Haako on January 13, 2006, 10:37 PM
 
Quote
I can't believe Hasbro would offer yet another Neimoidian, since every single one they've ever released has warmed pegs.

And I'm sure this won't be the last Neimoidian they offer, and I'm glad.  ;D :P
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ithorian Clergy on January 13, 2006, 11:16 PM

Cody: Pass
Talz: Will Get


I was just wondering if HOTP mixed these two up by accident.

That Cody looks fabulous.  What more you'd want in a Cody, I'm not sure.

The Talz looks ridiculous.  Horrible articulation apparently, plus, is it just me, or is the stupid thing an inch too short?  Wasn't the Muftak and Kabe 2 pack talz about an inch taller?  Maybe that shot isn't to scale.  Even so, that is one horrible looking figure.

Other than that, I'll probably buy all the figures except Vader, Ki Adi, Grievous, and the Talz.

Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ben on January 13, 2006, 11:19 PM
Quote
I can't believe Hasbro would offer yet another Neimoidian, since every single one they've ever released has warmed pegs.

And I'm sure this won't be the last Neimoidian they offer, and I'm glad.  ;D :P

I like the Senate Neimoidians, and the Warrior was OK, but it just seems hard to fathom they'd offer another one so soon.  :)

Of course, they're also packing Clones at 1 per case, so nothing should surprise me this year.  ::)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Clone Commander on January 13, 2006, 11:45 PM
Well if I cant find one there is always eBay...30$?   :-\
Same with the clone trooper.
I cant imagine what this year will be like seeing as I havent even seen a Barada on the pegs anywhere in the city or Boba Fett, I was even lucky to find Han Solo.  :-[
I feel embarassed.
Oh well what the hell.
I will just have to order a case from EE, they say it includes 2 clone troopers! I will be lucky if I can find 1 in stores judging by how fast the waves are going by.
-sigh-

Good Luck to all!
 
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Scott on January 13, 2006, 11:45 PM
Seeing that piece of **** Talz in there when they could have just as easily put in this:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/buns.jpg)

Or this:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/peacock.jpg)

Wow, that thing sucks ass!  I am happy with most of the other stuff though.  Pretty weak wave in comparison to the kick ass Tatooine or Hoth waves
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: SpudTrooper on January 14, 2006, 12:48 AM
nice wave but i hoped Padme might be included..

gonna pick up everything but Grevious, Vader, and Anakin

i like Talz (saber looks rather small)   :)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ryan on January 14, 2006, 12:57 AM
I think they just shrank the Talz down so that it fit in the picture, you can see the edges of the backroud it was cut from. It is possible someone just did a bad job of sticking it in that picture.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: CHEWIE on January 14, 2006, 02:11 AM
Thanks Jeff, it does look like that accessory piece does come with the Nemoidian.  Looks like I might pass on Grievous then since I don't need a repack being an opener, and can still get several of the Nemodian.

Inadvertent imitation, as for the comment about how they shouldn't make any more Nemoidians, I thought you said you no longer collected the 3-3/4 line anymore?  Either way, the line needs variety.  Just because not eveyone wants a certain figure made, if it has screen time, and a line in a film, then there is a market for it - including me.  Short pack it, and I can still get a figure I want, and the bandwagon clone fans can stick to their liking as well.  Personally I'm waiting on a good ROTS Nute Gunray!

I do agree that a Padme figure would have been a great addition.  But in those outfits, you would see less articulation... which in turn many people might find a way to complain about that too.

 :P
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ben on January 14, 2006, 03:17 AM
Inadvertent imitation, as for the comment about how they shouldn't make any more Nemoidians, I thought you said you no longer collected the 3-3/4 line anymore?  Either way, the line needs variety.  Just because not eveyone wants a certain figure made, if it has screen time, and a line in a film, then there is a market for it - including me.  Short pack it, and I can still get a figure I want, and the bandwagon clone fans can stick to their liking as well.  Personally I'm waiting on a good ROTS Nute Gunray!

Relapse.   ;D

I found this Hoth wave and just couldn't resist.

This lack of willpower also explains my continued smoking habit.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darby on January 14, 2006, 04:13 AM
I like the Nemoidians fine as anything else, but it blows my mind they won't make Padme figures because 'they don't sell' and yet continue to make peg killers like these guys.  Honestly, what is the difference between Padme in a boring gown, and a frog in a boring gown?

Oh, yeah.  Natalie Portman.   ::)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jayson on January 14, 2006, 04:39 AM
One difference is I rather have "relations" with Padme in a boring gown than with a frog in a boring gown.  ;)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jediknight760071 on January 14, 2006, 05:31 AM
(http://images.entertainmentearth.com//AUTOIMAGES/HS85770D4lg.jpg)

Well....it's nice to see the Galactic Heroes line alive and well. ::)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: speedermike on January 14, 2006, 10:02 AM
These boots are made for walkin'!  Wow.  Those things are nuts.  Maybe they're soft rubber and can pop off.  Who knows.  Love the frog in the robe, as I have a thing for "boring" figures.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth Broem on January 14, 2006, 10:31 AM
I have to agree with Scott that they should put Padme out there.  Just one if nothing else if they are going to have another Neimodian rot on the pegs as well.  Sorry Rune, no offense.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Reid on January 14, 2006, 11:44 AM

Cody: Pass
Talz: Will Get


I was just wondering if HOTP mixed these two up by accident.

 

Nope. Frankley I'm sick of E3 Clones, and I'm a sucker for EU figures.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: CHEWIE on January 14, 2006, 12:08 PM
That's possible about the Talz boots being removable... but I doubt it.  Muftak's feet are pretty large.  He looks pretty goofy in a way, but I like that.  I can't wait for this figure.  He's gonna be huge!

 :P
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: MetalJedi on January 14, 2006, 12:20 PM
Considering he looks like that in the cartoon Im getting 2.

Im passing on the Anakin figure they should of switched this one out with Tie Fighter Hair Padme.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 14, 2006, 12:44 PM
I got an e-mail from EE that says that this wave is IN STOCK. Can you believe that?  :o Three waves in one month. '06 will be done by March. :P
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jeff on January 14, 2006, 01:32 PM
I got an e-mail from EE that says that this wave is IN STOCK. Can you believe that?  :o Three waves in one month. '06 will be done by March. :P

I think that e-mail just meant that the Carkoon wave was now in-stock.  The rest of the waves are just up for pre-order.... at least that's how I interpreted it.

Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darby on January 14, 2006, 06:18 PM
I'm real disappointed they didn't make a new Padme either.  Is she going to show up at all this year?  Where's Mace for that matter?  I'm kind of hoping the waves swing back around toward the end of the year and we get another shot at some more PT stuff we want.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 14, 2006, 06:45 PM
I got an e-mail from EE that says that this wave is IN STOCK. Can you believe that?  :o Three waves in one month. '06 will be done by March. :P

I think that e-mail just meant that the Carkoon wave was now in-stock.  The rest of the waves are just up for pre-order.... at least that's how I interpreted it.



Ouch, my bad. The formating of those e-mail always comes screwed up. The In Stock note was on the same line as the corescant wave. Sorry 'bout that. :-X
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: exjedi on January 14, 2006, 10:31 PM
I'm real disappointed they didn't make a new Padme either.  Is she going to show up at all this year? 

Yes, Target exclusive Snow Bunny Padme is due this year.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Morgbug on January 14, 2006, 10:43 PM
I'm real disappointed they didn't make a new Padme either.  Is she going to show up at all this year? 

Yes, Target exclusive Snow Bunny Padme is due this year.

Um, pardon my asking, but do you have a link that indicates that?  I'm genuinely asking, because I've made the same statement on these very boards, but in a rather sarcastic manner. 
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Famine on January 14, 2006, 10:47 PM
I'm real disappointed they didn't make a new Padme either.  Is she going to show up at all this year? 

Yes, Target exclusive Snow Bunny Padme is due this year.

Um, pardon my asking, but do you have a link that indicates that?  I'm genuinely asking, because I've made the same statement on these very boards, but in a rather sarcastic manner. 

I took it in jest. Of course, I take everything you say in jest, Brent.

Kevin
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth Broem on January 15, 2006, 11:26 AM
Yeah, snow bunny Padme is kind of a neat idea.  But it would be nice to make some of her other 5 billion outfits from the actual films themselves :)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jesse James on January 15, 2006, 05:34 PM
I would sooner have Padme over most Neimoidians I think...  Just for some Padme diversity, however I do classify them both similarly.  To me they're boring, more or less statues.  Nothing to get me really jonesin' to own them, but at the same time I'd be happy to buy them when (or if?) I see them.

For me, and I'm maybe against the grain here, the Talz Jedi rocks.  I'm all about EU really so it's no real shock but he looks tremendous to me.  Just like in the toon, but sculpted realistically.  Given their build, the nanuk boots make sense to me, and look pretty close to the cartoon...  Lacking articulation on him would be my only gripe if I have one at all when I find him.  He looks great otherwise. 

The Ki-Adi is as I expected, and the Grievous is a tremendous waste of plastic.  Vader...  meh.

I may have to order this case just to get my clone fix on some level.  I can't find anything around here.  No Carkoon, no Hoth, nothing.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ryan on January 15, 2006, 05:39 PM
I got an e-mail from EE that says that this wave is IN STOCK. Can you believe that?  :o Three waves in one month. '06 will be done by March. :P

I think that e-mail just meant that the Carkoon wave was now in-stock.  The rest of the waves are just up for pre-order.... at least that's how I interpreted it.



Actually believe it or not, I think Anton is right. I went to a local dealer the other day, EPlanettoys.com, and the owner there told me the same thing. He said they were going to get the new figures in soon (within a week or so) I asked which waves, he said all of them, Geonosis, Coriscant, Carkoon, Hoth, and the Cantina. They order directly from Hasbro. He said there would be almost 8 waves out by March. this could really be one hellish year.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darby on January 15, 2006, 05:43 PM
As fast as the Hoth wave came out, I can almost see it.  8 waves by March though, that could be pushing it, especially with the pricepoint up around $7.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: TheBlackDog65 on January 15, 2006, 08:35 PM
Hmmmm, if they come out that fast, I will have to become not only picky about what I buy, but I will definetly pass on figures I would get if there was more of a wait in between waves. Guess I will have to keep my commitment to only get new figures that meet my standard. 
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ithorian Clergy on January 15, 2006, 09:33 PM
He said there would be almost 8 waves out by March. this could really be one hellish year.

One heavenly year.

 :)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darby on January 15, 2006, 10:20 PM
It certainly puts the "000" numbering system into perspective (as in, maybe they will change the packaging/line next year again).   :o
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ryan on January 15, 2006, 10:51 PM
He said there would be almost 8 waves out by March. this could really be one hellish year.

One heavenly year.

 :)

Sure it will be nice to get new stuff, but not this fast at $6.99 a figure. I can barely afford what I want at $5. This puts us on pace to surpass 68 figures, and it was a movie year this year.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Brian on January 16, 2006, 10:13 AM
Nice to have some new pictures, and this wave doesn't look too bad.  I don't get quite as excited when compared to waves like Hoth and Tatooine, but there's some good stuff here.  Cody, of course, is a definite pick up...and I'd like a handful of those clones too, but I can about imagine how easy they will be to find.  I was kind of looking forward to the Talz Jedi, but he does look a little funky in the picture.  That said, I do plan on picking him up if I find him.  Even though I already have a couple Pilot Obi-Wans, I think I might get this one with the soft goods cloak too.  Just a nice figure.  I don't know why they couldn't have used the Evolutions Anakin though, but the cloak is a nice inclusion with that figure too.  The Fire Pilot looks like a nice figure as well.  Aside from that, I'll probably leave the rest.  Not too bad a wave though.  I'm wondering exactly what order things are coming out this year though....Carkoon, Hoth, Geonosis....then where does it head to, Tatooine, Coruscant?
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: speedermike on January 16, 2006, 12:20 PM
Maybe the 8 waves by March will be like the ROTS line.  We will get 8 new waves, then those same 8 waves will ship all year.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 16, 2006, 12:24 PM
I got an e-mail from EE that says that this wave is IN STOCK. Can you believe that?  :o Three waves in one month. '06 will be done by March. :P

I think that e-mail just meant that the Carkoon wave was now in-stock.  The rest of the waves are just up for pre-order.... at least that's how I interpreted it.



Actually believe it or not, I think Anton is right. I went to a local dealer the other day, EPlanettoys.com, and the owner there told me the same thing. He said they were going to get the new figures in soon (within a week or so) I asked which waves, he said all of them, Geonosis, Coriscant, Carkoon, Hoth, and the Cantina. They order directly from Hasbro. He said there would be almost 8 waves out by March. this could really be one hellish year.

 :o :o :o

I've said that in jest, but I could never believe that it would happen. First, it would be killer on the wallet, and second, what would be coming out for the remainder of the year?

I read a rumor somewhere that the Carkoon wave was in production in 2004 as part of the OTC line, but got bumped due to the DVD release surprise. If this is true, I can see Hoth and Carkoon released on top of each other because of logisics. I, and my wallet, can only hope the others will be spread more evenly.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darby on January 16, 2006, 03:22 PM
Adam Pawlus seemed to wonder himself in his Q&A today if there aren't going to be many more.  I'd say it's 50-50 we'll get to #100 this year.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jeff on January 17, 2006, 10:21 AM
I'd say it's 50-50 we'll get to #100 this year.

 :o

I really hope this kind of speculation doesn't turn out to be true...  how on earth could they justify 100+ basic figures this year when they never did that many in any other non-movie year (aka a year with way more retailer support)?   ???
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Morgbug on January 17, 2006, 11:09 AM
I'm not sure they need to justify it Jeff.  I think they're just trying to crank out as much product as they possibly can. 

We've all speculated that the line may not go much beyond the end of 2006.  Maybe Hasbro feels the same way, so they'll ride the last year as hard as they possibly can, with massive product release.  100 basic figures, 12-18 VOTC figures, Unleashed big and small and whatever else they can crank out. 

I'm sure sales were really good for ROTS so maybe they think they're recaptured part of the market again, if only for the short term.  Get the new figures out there ASAP to hook people? 

Changing topics, among the multiple waves of this group of figures I picked this case from Newforce to order.  Hope I get it:
(2) Darth Vader Hoth
(1) Fire Pilot
(1) Commander Cody
(1) Neimoidian Pilot
(2) Clone Trooper
(1) Foul Moudama (Muftak Jedi)
(1) Anakin Skywalker
(1) Ki Adi Mundi (hologram)
(1) General Grievous (Bounty Hunt figure)
(1) Scorch (Bounty Hunt figure)

The only duplicates are Vader and a clone.  Nothing really from earlier waves and five clones total when you factor in the fire pilot, regular clones, Cody and Scorch.  Not a bad case at all and I think I'm only missing Obi-wan then. 
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: ruiner on January 17, 2006, 11:13 AM
That's a good one - I ordered the case that contained the chase Cody and AT-AT driver.

But I'm missing the Muftak Jedi... :-[
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jeff on January 17, 2006, 11:14 AM
Not a bad case at all and I think I'm only missing Obi-wan then. 


That's a good one - I ordered the case that contained the chase Cody and AT-AT driver.


Well, with my MN bulk-buyer program we've got going, I decided to go ahead and pre-order one of all 5 different case assortments that New Force listed for this wave.   :-[

Hopefully Rick is on the money and that way I can just get all the bounty hunts straight from the cases and sell off the extras to the locals (since the NewForce price after shipping is less than Target or TRU).  
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: ruiner on January 17, 2006, 11:23 AM
I thought you were sticking to brick and mortar Jeff?   :P

I hope Rick has his info correct -  his information contradicts EE's site...



Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Morgbug on January 17, 2006, 11:25 AM
I'm envious Jeff.  With shipping up here it's not worth it.  Not enough guys seeminly buying stuff either.  Lots of buyers, but they're not on the boards for the most part.  Product disappears, but I've no idea who's buying it.  

I'm not even concerned with the bounty hunts to be honest.  I might be down the road but I hope not.  I just picked the case I did because it had more "clones" than anything else.  And as ruiner indicates, I didn't see that case on EE so I'm hoping it's accurate.  I'll live with it either way as I really wanted the four clone case and everything else is pretty much gravy.  I might even have missed the case on EE.  Either way, it just resolves a lot of needs and now I don't have to go driving around (even though I will ::))
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jeff on January 17, 2006, 11:56 AM
I thought you were sticking to brick and mortar Jeff?   :P

I never said that...  ???  You must be confusing me with another one of those "in it for the hunt / anti-online" guys arounf here.  In fact, it was me that pointed out that (at the moment), EE was the same price (or a little less depending on your POV) as the local Targets/TRUs.

I'll gladly order from Rick since his case price is cheaper than what Target/TRU/EE are charging at the moment.   ;)


And as ruiner indicates, I didn't see that case on EE so I'm hoping it's accurate.

I think the case you got is this one at EE:
Star Wars Saga Collection Action Figures Wave 4, Rev 4 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS85770D4) - missing Obi-Wan Kenobi

Correct?  New Force just has the BH figures labeled where EE does not...

Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Morgbug on January 17, 2006, 12:04 PM
Yep, that's it.  Good news then, a five clone case is what I ordered.  Yippee.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Rune Haako on January 17, 2006, 02:33 PM
From, http://www.kid4life.com/yodasnewsforums/viewtopic.php?t=6127

(http://www.billstoysandgames.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/SWS06BF22FirespeederPilot.jpg)

"WOOOAAAHHH, it's going to hit me!!!!!!"
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jeff on January 17, 2006, 02:42 PM
Sweet merciful crap!

A carded photos from wave 4?  Maybe we will have them all by March...  :-\

Maybe it's just a promo photo from Hasbro since the guy who posted it is an e-tailer...

Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth Broem on January 17, 2006, 03:14 PM
From, http://www.kid4life.com/yodasnewsforums/viewtopic.php?t=6127

(http://www.billstoysandgames.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/SWS06BF22FirespeederPilot.jpg)

"WOOOAAAHHH, it's going to hit me!!!!!!"

Now that is a nice presentation.  Wow!
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Rune Haako on January 17, 2006, 03:24 PM
The others are posted here,

http://www.kid4life.com/yodasnewsforums/viewtopic.php?t=6129
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: CHEWIE on January 17, 2006, 03:27 PM
Wow - click here -

Take a closeup look at the Foul Moudama boots here -

http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2006/TSC029foul2.jpg

Looks like the boots could be removable by the back side of them?  See the straps?  Looks like the boots can come off easily.

 :P
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jeff on January 17, 2006, 03:35 PM
http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2006/TSC029foul2.jpg

Looks like the boots could be removable by the back side of them?  See the straps?  Looks like the boots can come off easily.

Wow, now with better pics it really looks like they just took Muftak and sculpted him a robe and boots...  >:(
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Rune Haako on January 17, 2006, 03:37 PM
 :o

http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/The_Saga_Collection_Spotlight_Battle_Of_Coruscant_96596.asp
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: ruiner on January 17, 2006, 03:40 PM
Very cool pics, how do they get them so early?!

Stupid question - is Cody all new tooling or kit bashed?

Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Brian on January 17, 2006, 03:50 PM
Nice to get some carded, and closer loose, looks at this wave.  Judging by the numbering, it looks like these should be after the Geonosis wave and before the Mos Eisley one.  I've said it before, I'm not a carded collector, but this 2006 collection sure does look purdy on those cards.  Definitely one of the best packaging jobs out there, as far as appearance I would think.  Nice.  Looks like Carkoon, Hoth, Geonosis, Coruscant, and Mos Eisley to start out the year then.  If there are carded pics already of this wave, who knows how quickly these will continue to be released.  If we do see 4-5 waves in the first 3 months, and that pace continues, I'm going to have to re-evaluate what "other things" I'll be collecting this year.  It'll be too tough to keep up otherwise :).

Also, aside from some new "clothes", it looks like this wave basically has 3 new figures and 6 repacks/retools/repaints.  Hopefully the ratio will shift a little bit for the rest of the waves this year.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Matt on January 17, 2006, 03:54 PM
Is it just me, or do Cody's shoulders look like the more traditional shoulder joints, instead of ball-socket joints in this pic?

Link (http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2006/TSC024cody2.jpg)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Brian on January 17, 2006, 04:00 PM
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Is it just me, or do Cody's shoulders look like the more traditional shoulder joints, instead of ball-socket joints in this pic?

Link

Looking at his left shoulder, you might be right.  It almost looks like a more standard joint, but you'd think they would know better than that, wouldn't they?  It does sort of appear that way though.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: CHEWIE on January 17, 2006, 04:05 PM
It looked like the arms from the AT-TE Gunner/Tactical Ops Trooper, but I see ball joints at the elbows.  Looks ok to me.

 :P
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ithorian Clergy on January 17, 2006, 04:05 PM
Looking at that, it looks like they went Bacara on Cody's left arm.  That's not a ball joint.  Look's like Cody's left arm only moves forward and backward.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Morgbug on January 17, 2006, 04:09 PM
Why is Cody on a Firespeeder Pilot stand?
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Scott on January 17, 2006, 04:10 PM
I personally think the right elbow has a cut joint and not a ball
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Morgbug on January 17, 2006, 04:12 PM
That's what I thought too Scott, until I looked at Chewie's comment, then looked again and can't make up my mind.  But it looks like it swivels out and back only, not really looking like a ball joint. 

I see there are numbers on the figure package fronts as well, Obi is #28.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: CHEWIE on January 17, 2006, 04:28 PM
Maybe it's not a ball joint elbow on the left arm.  It kinda looks like it I though, but maybe not.

Looks like they used the Firespeeder Pilot stand for several figures in the pics at RS.

 :P
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Matt on January 17, 2006, 04:33 PM
To me, it looks like this:

Left shoulder - traditional
Left elbow - ball
Right shoulder - traditional
Right elbow - ball
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jeff on January 17, 2006, 04:36 PM
To me, it looks like this:

Left shoulder - traditional
Left elbow - ball
Right shoulder - traditional
Right elbow - ball

OK, now do his legs please... (my work monitor sucks  :-[).
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Matt on January 17, 2006, 04:43 PM
Alright.

Both hips - traditional
Both knees - ball
Ankles - ?

It's difficult for me to make the ankles out.  The right one looks like it's got a ball joint, but the left one looks static.  But that would be silly, wouldn't it, for one to be articulated and the other not? 
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jeff on January 17, 2006, 04:45 PM
Alright.

Both hips - traditional
Both knees - ball
Ankles - ?

It's difficult for me to make the ankles out.  The right one looks like it's got a ball joint, but the left one looks static.  But that would be silly, wouldn't it, for one to be articulated and the other not? 

Thank you kind sir.

I wonder what would keep them from using ball-joints on his shoulders?   :-\

Still shaping up to be a pretty dang good figure though...
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth Broem on January 17, 2006, 05:40 PM
Yeah, please say you guys like Cody.  I don't know if I can take 3-4 pages of griping like at the other site. 
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Diddly on January 17, 2006, 05:43 PM
Cody still looks good. As long as he isn't Bacarra like, I'm happy.

Dammit, that Grievous paintjob is really good. Count me in for one of those, I guess. And Anakin and Obi-Wan too, just for the damn softgood robes...  ::)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: SilverZ on January 17, 2006, 07:10 PM
To me, it looks like this:

Left shoulder - traditional
Left elbow - ball
Right shoulder - traditional
Right elbow - ball

Once again displaying that Hasbro likes to come within 1 feature of being a "perfect" figure and then leaving something to be desired. There's no reason to not have ball sockets at the shoulders, other than to justify another Cody later. He has every other possible feature desired, including a corrected freakin' right-side-up belt.

Yeah, please say you guys like Cody.  I don't know if I can take 3-4 pages of griping like at the other site. 

And just for you DB, I'll add that I do love this figure. But I could have been in bliss.  ;)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: speedermike on January 17, 2006, 08:01 PM
These look really great close-up.  And was I right about those boots coming off, or what?  Anyway, I'm a bit overwhelmed by all of the the clones, so I'm not going to whine about the non-ball socket arms on Cody.

That Firespeeder Pilot card is too funny!  "Feets don't fail me now!"
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darby on January 17, 2006, 08:48 PM
The packaging only gets better.  Even Ki Adi looks fantastic carded.  I LOVE Foul Moudama, even if he is an old school kit bash, and I like they snuck the Clone Wars label in there, too.  I can live without ball socket shoulders on Cody, I guess.  I suppose if he doesn't have them, it has something to do with the gear on top of his shoulders (the antennae).

I'm going to get Obi and put that cloak on my Evo Anakin.   :)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth Broem on January 17, 2006, 08:58 PM
I just checked them out again.  Hell even Anakin looks good carded.  I have to say that the Talz figure looks much better carded than in that EE pic.  I will probably get the guy afterall.  Boy oh boy.  More hits for the wallet to take this year.  I almost like every figure in the wave. 
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jesse James on January 17, 2006, 09:04 PM
I'm going to speculate this articulation on Cody:

-Ball/socket elbows (I know that looks like a right arm angle-cut joint, but I think if you check out ball/socket elbows on Clones, the way the elbow pad is sculpted to hide the joint, it can be posed that way so it looks tricky).
-standard hips
-ball/socket knees
-ball/socket ankles
-ball/socket neck
-ball/socket waist/torso
-standard shoulders.  You can see the shoulders pretty clearly that there's no pin lines for a ball/socket on the right arm,a nd the flatness of the inner arm on the left arm is pretty clear too, so I think the Cos is right there.

I think Cody's close to SA, but his awkward shoulder armor kept him from really getting the full treatment...

BTW I'm sorta bummed they couldn't have made a removable mini-holo Palpatine for his forearm. 
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: TheBlackDog65 on January 17, 2006, 10:46 PM
Now, if ReHasbro was smart, this fall or early in 2007 they would release an Evolutions of Clone Commanders. You could do Gree (correctly), Cody,  and not sure but one of the other commanders. Then we could get a SA and correct version of each figure. I'm sure this Cody will be ok to good, but I expect it to be just short of great!
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: CHEWIE on January 18, 2006, 01:51 AM
Just in case there's any more questioning about the boots, I made this pic.  The people at the other site are still complaining about them.  I'm pretty sure everyone though can clearly see the removable strap feature, but in case not, here you go.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/011806BOOTSAREREMOVABLE.jpg)

 :P

Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ryan on January 18, 2006, 02:04 AM
So I guess I'm one of the few who likes this figure with the boots on? I'm glad they made the boots removeable though, it's a nice feature. The shoulders almost look Ball-Jointed, but I'm probably wrong. It is probably just the Muftak with new clothes.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: DualSaberMaster on January 18, 2006, 03:07 AM
Overall, Cody looks great.  I am a bit disappointed in the swivel shoulders though, and the apparent lack of ankle joints.

Cody does have that antenna thing on his left shoulder pad, maybe that would have hampered movement with shoulder ball joints?

I thought Hasbro finally got it right when the first Cody pics surfaced, with what looked to be the use of the SA #41 Trooper mold + removable helmet.  I guess I gave them too much credit. :-\
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jesse James on January 18, 2006, 03:12 AM
Just a note from me, but I think the staff would agree overall, that I'm glad this thread's going nice and smooth, people are having lots of good thoughts and discussion but no fighting, no telling people they're picky or whiney for their opinions...

I was reading over at RS and it's nothing but a bitchfest by the usual suspects where all they do is take a huge dump on everyone's opinion because it doesn't go with their "Everything is perfect, how can you complain" attitude.  It never fails but all I ever need is a read through a long thread there to remind me how much I appreciate the people we have here.  My hat's off to our membership at JediDefender.com for their maturity and respect.

Glad we're all getting our opinions out.  Right now, I'm a Cody fan because I'm thinking there is more articulation there than meets the eye, but if it turns out to be limited ala the TE Gunner's sculpt I'll be disappointed.  It's better than the troopers losing all the articulation, but not better by much, so I'm hoping it has more articulation than the camera seems to show.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darby on January 18, 2006, 04:32 AM
I just skimmed through the RS threads on these too, and all I can say is... thank the lord for JD.  Goodness.

Great pic, Chewie.  Foul: "These boots were made for walkin'"
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 18, 2006, 09:19 AM
I have to admit, although I don't like to complain about articulation, a lack of ball joints on Cody makes me stop and say, huh?

However, I can't believe we're seeing half the line packaged already this year.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth Broem on January 18, 2006, 09:24 AM
Complaining about it is ok with me really.   It just gets annoying when someone basically calls you an idiot for not agreeing with their opinion.  There are certainly some things we would like Cody to have but overall it's a really nice figure overall.  I strongly wanted a mini-hologram of Sidious mainly because I LOVE that shot in the film.  I would like ankle articulation as well.  But I am not calling for the downfall of Hasbro because of it.  LOL!
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Brian on January 18, 2006, 10:16 AM
I agree with what many of you have said...although the ball-jointed shoulders would have been nice, it doesn't really make or break the figure for me.  It looks like a real nice figure aside from that anyways, and it might have been a situation where the armor/sculpt limited what they could do at the shoulders.  Still looking forward to the Cody figure, it looks nice.  Also, to echo Jesse's comments, it is a really great community here.  A nice conversation about this wave (and others) without griping and dumping on each other's opinions.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ryan on January 18, 2006, 03:12 PM
I have to admit, although I don't like to complain about articulation, a lack of ball joints on Cody makes me stop and say, huh?

However, I can't believe we're seeing half the line packaged already this year.

If these do come out by March, we will have seen about 30 new (including the the repacks) figures in 3 months, seting us on pace for 120 in the year. That is insane. Talk about milking a line for all it's worth before it goes out. I'm not going to be able to afford any serious army building this year, and I don't think I'll be getting a MOMC set either.

I have to say I'm kinda disappointed with Cody. It is so close to being a perfect figure and for some reason a couple little joints are bad. Hopefully those are in fact hidden ball joints like Jesse was saying, then it is fine in my book, I understand putting a ball joint on him with his shoulder pads isn't easy, so I'm only minorly disappointed in that. He isn't a bad figure by any means, I think a few little things would have made him perfect, like the inclusion of a small Palpy mini-holo for his hand.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Paul on January 18, 2006, 10:44 PM
I really like the Firefighter, he need balljointed elbows (as all figures do). But aside from Various clones, this guy will be one of the few prequel figs to make it into my collection this year.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jesse James on January 19, 2006, 01:13 AM
Hey, anyone that knows me knows I'm the first to pipe up about articulation...  Cody, as of now, hasn't got me too upset.  I thinkt hose elbow joints are deceivingly posed, and I think there's more to that articulation point than we're thinking.

Ankle joints I like, but that's the one new articulation point we've seen in recent years that, if it came down to it, I can live without...

The things I'm sure, or semi-sure, are omitted on Cody are his shoulders aren't ball/socket, and his ankles don't appear to be articulated, and I'll live with that...  If his arms are angle-cut (AT-TE Gunner style joints), at that point I'm going to be highly disappointed.  It will render the figure barely poseable.  You'll get a couple poses, that'll be it.  The ball/socket elbow is much more important, and hides perfectly, so that will be disappointing.

I see a ball/socket torso, and knees, so I'm happy there.  Those elbows are my only concern, and I really can't tell what's doing, but I do know that a ball/socket can look like that, and so can the AT-TE Gunner's arm.  It's weird how they have him posed.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 19, 2006, 09:38 AM
If you compare various pictures of Cody (EE, Lee's,) you can see his arms in different positions and various close up photos clearly show that his elbows are ball joints.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jesse James on January 20, 2006, 05:25 AM
And with that, i'd be happy...

Read your post over at that other site too Anton, about this thread, and I laughed out loud.  That's funny.

But yeah, if Cody had:

- 2 standar shoulders
-2 ball/socket elbows
-2 wrists
-2 standard hips
-2 ball/socket knees
-1 ball/socket neck
-1 standard or ball/socket torso

Then I'm pretty happy.  I can live without ball/socket shoulders (elbow movement's more important for overall poseability), and I can live without ankle joints on pretty much ANY figure.  Not that I don't like it, I just don't think it's always necessary and in the interests of compromise with Hasbro I'm ok with losing that if it saves that much $ that they're happy and I get a poseable figure.

Sometimes the shoulders are cool to have as ball/sockets, but when you say "well, it's ball/socket shoulders, or ball/socket elbows with standard shoulders", then I'm gonna say go with the good elbows and drop the elaborate shoulder joint. 

Of course, I'd have dropped a ball/socket torso (It's so cool though) if it meant the shoulders would've gotten the ultimate treatment.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Greg on January 22, 2006, 10:10 PM
I can't wait until this wave to hit. I'm very happy with it. Muftak looks awesome, as does the SA clone and Firefighter. Definately going to look for two firefighters and at LEAST two of the clones. Cody isn't as great as he could've been, but I can see how ball jointed shoulders would've been hard with all that gear. Oh well, at least he's better than Bacarra. Lushros Dofine is a definate must have for me. I love those Seperatist leaders. Greivous looks very nice, and I think General Mundi will looks nice with Holo Aayla and Plo. I don't know about Anakin and Obi Wan. They're great figures, but I already have them. But then again, I could use an extra pair of those characters to pilot the starfighters. Overall, a fantastic wave of figures.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Clone Commander on January 26, 2006, 09:25 PM
It almost looks like by the clone troopers legs like a SSA  Trooper!(Super Super Articulated!)...?
I meen like a #41 with the Gunners legs...possibly?
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Reid on January 26, 2006, 09:29 PM
  Foul: "These boots were made for walkin'"

Boots? They look more like clogs to me.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 27, 2006, 09:37 AM
So, some of the ebay guys are getting their stock in from over seas sources. I guess that means that we should be seeing this wave in about two to three weeks?
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Emperor Bayleef on January 27, 2006, 11:23 AM
i will be buying from this wave:

1X commander cody
1X General grievous
1X obi-wan kenobi
6X Clone troopers

anything else i will buy when i have what i really want.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth Slothus on January 27, 2006, 11:25 AM
C'mon you guys all know that Hasbro didn't include the holo palp this time because they stand to make more money by releasing that "version" of Cody at another time-thus the nature of the toy making industry ;)

* would never call somebody an idiot to be offensive, but may be on defense..after reading Rayne's post, did that happen here?
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 28, 2006, 11:39 AM
So, some of the ebay guys are getting their stock in from over seas sources. I guess that means that we should be seeing this wave in about two to three weeks?

Ooops, I meant this comment for the Geonosis wave. :P
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: starwax137 on January 29, 2006, 11:15 AM
I'll consider myself lucky if I can resist any of this wave.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 15, 2006, 06:46 PM
If you want slightly bigger pics of these figures loose, check out SW.com update (http://www.hasbro.com/starwars/default.cfm?page=news&newsid=6DE5361A-D56F-E112-4111544099000294) (or click below)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-06/TSC4AnakinLooseTN.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-06/TSC4AnakinLoose.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-06/TSC4CloneCommanderCodyLooseTN.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-06/TSC4CloneCommanderCodyLoose.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-06/TSC4FireSpeederPilotLooseTN.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-06/TSC4FireSpeederPilotLoose.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-06/TSC4FoulMoudamaLooseTN.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-06/TSC4FoulMoudamaLoose.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-06/TSC4GeneralGrievousLooseTN.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-06/TSC4GeneralGrievousLoose.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-06/TSC4LushrosDofineLooseTN.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-06/TSC4LushrosDofineLoose.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-06/TSC4ObiWanLooseTN.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-06/TSC4ObiWanLoose.jpg)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jeff on February 15, 2006, 10:42 PM
Wow, looks like Hasbro updated the look of their site a bit for 2006, very snazzy.

And, even though his shoulder articulation isn't perfect, Cody is shaping up nicely.  I love the scars on his face/head!   :)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jesse James on February 21, 2006, 04:51 AM
As long as his knees and elbows are ball/socket joints, I'm ok with some basic shoulder joints Jeff.  :)  The headsculpt is great too, nice to see we got something new as opposed to just popping the AT-TE Gunner's head on there and painting on a scar.  nice.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 21, 2006, 10:08 AM
I'm glad there's no army builders this wave, aside from the Utapau clone that, with luck, I will be done army building with buy the time it comes out. With the VOTC Scout trooper coming out the same time, enough of my money is going to be dissapearing.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ben on March 2, 2006, 02:18 AM
I preordered revision 4 of this case, the one with 2 Utapau Clones and a Scorch. I really didn't want to go through the nonsense of trying to find a one-per-case Cody.

I'll still have to go hunting for Obi-Wan with the cloth robe, but otherwise, I'm good as long as Hasbro doesn't cancel this assortment.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Annatar on March 2, 2006, 03:08 PM
I hope these hit retail soon, this is the best of the Saga (2) line, IMHO.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Rune Haako on March 3, 2006, 06:27 AM
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I'm glad there's no army builders this wave, aside from the Utapau clone that, with luck, I will be done army building with buy the time it comes out.

Lushros and the Fire Speeder Pilot are army builders.  :P
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Dan on March 4, 2006, 04:58 PM
The firespeeder pilot, Lushros, and Talz are tempting. I ordered a later case from Newforce, so I should be OK in the Cody department-
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Aucassin on March 12, 2006, 02:12 AM
Someone at RS posted pics of the Coruscant figures they found today: 2 Utapau Clones, Foul Modama, Lushros Dofine and, of course Cody! Great, I haven't even found Scorch or one Utapau clone yet!

He said he passed on the repacks and Fire Pilot, and didn't see any UGH figures.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ook on March 12, 2006, 03:27 AM
Oh ****....
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Reid on March 12, 2006, 06:34 PM
Better start checkin' my Target soon. From this wave I want the EU Talz Jedi, Lushros, and Firespeeder Pilot. Lushros should be pretty easy to find I think. Cody is a very easy pass. Even if he was pegwarming I woudn't buy him.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Clone Commander on March 12, 2006, 07:04 PM
-sniff sniff-  :'(
I dont stand a chance.
Please could somebody hook me up with a cody?  ;)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Reid on March 12, 2006, 08:43 PM
Just a question, is Lushros 2x per case?
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jeff on March 12, 2006, 09:03 PM
Just a question, is Lushros 2x per case?

No, I don't think so.  There are at least 5 different cases planned for this wave and he is 1x per case in 4 of those cases and 0x per case in the fifth one.

Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 12, 2006, 09:18 PM
Great. >:( What happened to the other Geonosis wave assortments?
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Reid on March 12, 2006, 09:39 PM
Just a question, is Lushros 2x per case?

No, I don't think so.  There are at least 5 different cases planned for this wave and he is 1x per case in 4 of those cases and 0x per case in the fifth one.



Son of a beesting. He's the one I most want and he's 1x per case. Great.  >:( Here's hoping he pegwarms.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jeff on March 12, 2006, 09:56 PM
Did a little digging and sure enough, there are some in-hand (http://cgi.ebay.com/star-wars-SAGA-COLLECTION-JEDI-LUSHROS-DOFINE-23-HOLO_W0QQitemZ6043488606QQcategoryZ101610QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) auctions for the corusant wave on eBay.  No proof they came from retail, but if they are starting to hit eBay now, it shouldn't be too much longer before they really are in retail stores. 

There goes the break my wallet was hoping for...  :'(
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 12, 2006, 09:59 PM
Unfortunately, a two others at RS have reported finding figures as well. You know, I didn't make it out to Target this morning. Wouldn't it be funny if I missed them?
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Dan on March 12, 2006, 10:11 PM
I'm just glad to hear their restocking shelves anywhere! 

Those scorch's are in a number of cases coming soon, so don't let news of this wave hitting get you down. I'm playing the patient game so far, and have a couple of cases on order to help matters out.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ben on March 13, 2006, 12:23 AM
Jeez. I don't have the Weequay Jedi or Scorch yet. Guh.  :P
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth Slothus on March 13, 2006, 12:28 AM
Great. >:( What happened to the other Geonosis wave assortments?

uh oh...maybe some truth to the Hasbro having problems manufacturing and meeting supply rumor. Perhaps this wave will have a short life as well and all it's case revisions won't hit either? I only saw wave 2.5(geo) hit 2 times at my stores.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jesse James on March 13, 2006, 04:34 AM
I was reading the forums elsewhere and saw major hooplah over the Coruscant Wave showing up.

The wave's hot due to Cody, and I really think he turned out to be a great figure.  I'm the last guy to knock articulation complaints, obviously, but even I don't mind the shortcomings Cody has (shoulders and ankles).  To me he's pretty great...  Near perfect actually.

I'm really excited to not find these figures!
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Bobafett77 on March 13, 2006, 10:56 AM
Great. >:( What happened to the other Geonosis wave assortments?

uh oh...maybe some truth to the Hasbro having problems manufacturing and meeting supply rumor. Perhaps this wave will have a short life as well and all it's case revisions won't hit either? I only saw wave 2.5(geo) hit 2 times at my stores.

Well let's hope that the revision cases do make it out. According to EE there are three more revision cases with Scorch in it, one with x1 Scorch and another with x2. The last case asst is one of the rev of the Coruscant wave and that Scorch is supposed to be the foil card. That one should be easy to come by. ::)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: jedipurge on March 13, 2006, 05:54 PM
believe boys and girls the coruscant wave is hitting.  found lushros about 10 minutes ago at local target.   ;D  but the only bad thing was i go around to the next isle over and i see a mom w/son and there's 3 other figs in the cart.  from what i saw with the brief glance that i took 1 definately had orange markings so it was either Cody or a grunt.  i go the next isle over and here the kid tell his mom about getting a video game instead and she says but we'll have to put the star wars back.  so needless to say i spent the rest of my lunch basically stalking this lady and kid to see if they put them back/down somewhere.  If I was only 5 minutes faster I could've grabbed them they only one row down when I got there  :'(
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: CHEWIE on March 13, 2006, 06:06 PM
Jedipurge, that sucks.  But at least you have the Nemoidian.   8)

It would have been nice for you to have beaten them, even though it's a kid. 

 :P
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: SilverZ on March 14, 2006, 01:58 AM
Found remnants of the wave at three seperate Targets tonight, and one store apparently had 8 cases this morning by the numbers Guest Services gave me. Managed to get a single case at the end of the night at the last Target, so now all I need is an opener set. All the stores seemed to get the wave 2.5 refresh case as well, with the bits of wave 1, 2, and 3 mixed in to pegwarmerific results.

It's sure nice that they wisely packed the case out with two Hoth Wave Darth Vaders in it. I needed an extra few of those to choke on.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jeff on March 14, 2006, 12:06 PM
So are any of you folks who are finding the Coruscant wave finding the UGH figures yet?

Sounds like lots of folks are finding the Coruscant wave, but no one is finding the chase figures yet?  If that is the case, it sure would shoot a lot of holes in the "2 chase figures per case" theory we had seen...   ???

Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: SilverZ on March 14, 2006, 12:27 PM
No UGHs at all, and mine came from a sealed case. The case was "Wave 3". I'll get the assortment # when I'm back home. 1 each of the new figures and 2 Vaders.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jeff on March 14, 2006, 12:36 PM
No UGHs at all, and mine came from a sealed case. The case was "Wave 3". I'll get the assortment # when I'm back home. 1 each of the new figures and 2 Vaders.

Hmmm... I wonder then if what people are finding so far is this case:  Wave 4, Revision 5 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS85770D5), which is a case assortment that EE is offering that has 1x each new figure with 2 Vader and 2 #26 Clone.

But, while the first five wave 4 cases at EE (wave 4, wave 4 rev1, wave 4 rev2, wave 4 rev3, wave 4 rev4) all include the "Add some rare carded action figures to your collection!" UGH disclaimer, this Wave 4, Revision 5 case does not mention of the UGH figures included in this one...

Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: ruiner on March 14, 2006, 12:41 PM
No UGHs at all, and mine came from a sealed case. The case was "Wave 3". I'll get the assortment # when I'm back home. 1 each of the new figures and 2 Vaders.

Who did you order from?

Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth Slothus on March 14, 2006, 12:44 PM
No UGHs at all, and mine came from a sealed case. The case was "Wave 3". I'll get the assortment # when I'm back home. 1 each of the new figures and 2 Vaders.

Hmmm... I wonder then if what people are finding so far is this case:  Wave 4, Revision 5 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS85770D5), which is a case assortment that EE is offering that has 1x each new figure with 2 Vader and 2 #26 Clone.

But, while the first five wave 4 cases at EE (wave 4, wave 4 rev1, wave 4 rev2, wave 4 rev3, wave 4 rev4) all include the "Add some rare carded action figures to your collection!" UGH disclaimer, this Wave 4, Revision 5 case does not mention of the UGH figures included in this one...



You just may be on to something Jeff....some guys in San diego got x12 of the clones at 2 targets with coruscant figs as well....sounds like what you described.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: SilverZ on March 14, 2006, 02:01 PM

Hmmm... I wonder then if what people are finding so far is this case:  Wave 4, Revision 5 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS85770D5), which is a case assortment that EE is offering that has 1x each new figure with 2 Vader and 2 #26 Clone.

But, while the first five wave 4 cases at EE (wave 4, wave 4 rev1, wave 4 rev2, wave 4 rev3, wave 4 rev4) all include the "Add some rare carded action figures to your collection!" UGH disclaimer, this Wave 4, Revision 5 case does not mention of the UGH figures included in this one...


What you describe in W4,R5 are the exact contents of the case I weaseled out of Target (and the one I have on order at EE, actually).

It doesn't surprise me that they'd be shipping non UGH waves beforehand, and for some reason I seem to remember that as being the plan, though I have no clue what lead me to the assumption. If that one Target's morning stock was correct, and they did go through 6 cases (at least) of the wave with iffy repacks and surefire flops like Dofine in them, I'm not very optimistic about chances at the UGH foil cards. As much as I dislike having to order 5 CYA cases, it may be better than the complete pain of hunting high and lo for chase figure cards.

UGH sucks.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: ruiner on March 14, 2006, 03:39 PM
I just hope that A.) I get the UGH cases I ordered and B.) they contain the UGH figures!

 ;D
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: ruiner on March 14, 2006, 03:44 PM
Jesus, I hate calling out auctions but this is ridiculous:

http://cgi.ebay.com/STAR-WARS-SAGA-COLLECTION-CLONE-COMMANDER-CODY-024_W0QQitemZ6043668418QQcategoryZ2476QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

For that amount of cash, you can order half the case....
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: CHEWIE on March 14, 2006, 04:08 PM
Hell, look at this auction...

http://cgi.ebay.com/STAR-WARS-06-SAGA-SERIES-COMMANDER-CODY-CLONE-TROOPERS_W0QQitemZ6043711662QQcategoryZ101609QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

 :P
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Morgbug on March 14, 2006, 04:22 PM
Holy crap, are people really that stupid :o  Jeez, you can order a case, delivered, with those same two figures AND a Scorch for less than that from newforce. 

Aside from the amazement, that won't inspire the scalpers at all.  I normally hate using that phrase and don't often see many about the star wars section, but that should inspire sufficiently. :'(
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: SilverZ on March 14, 2006, 04:54 PM
Holy crap, are people really that stupid :o 

Oh come on now, you know damn well that they are. 
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth Slothus on March 14, 2006, 05:20 PM
Hey J-

 How much did you pay per fig for your score? Were they still 5.89 or did they go up to 6.99. I went to 9 Targets yesterday on my drive south and they were all 6.99$.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 15, 2006, 12:05 AM
No foil Cards in the cases I've seen. Since what's shipping is Wave 3, perhaps wave 4 is the official foil card cases and that's what is due in May.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: SilverZ on March 15, 2006, 12:54 AM
They rang up at 5.89 here, thankfully. The case is Wv3 06 (85770000E) that I grabbed.

So, I have mixed feelings on Cody after opening him this morning. I'm actually more disappointed with the lack of ankle articulation than I am of with the loss of the ball socket shoulders. It's the one thing that really bugs me, aside from his backpack thingy that doesn't fit snugly and falls off way too easily and the strange choice to cast the head in black plastic and paint the flesh tones on.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jesse James on March 15, 2006, 01:06 AM
I'm wagering the head casting choice was to protect on paint wear...  What you mentioned about the helmet to me makes me think it was a concern.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jim on March 15, 2006, 07:41 AM
What sucks are the prices people are getting for these figs on ebay.  Now more and more people who dont collect will be grabbing these figs to place for auction.

It blows for people like myself and others who want a couple.  It seems clone prices are getting more ridiculous everytime a new clone comes out.

All my stores are swimming in the two Geos from this wave so by the time a store reorders the next wave of figs will be out >:(
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Dan on March 15, 2006, 10:06 AM
I'm really surprised there are no battle droids listed for all of 2006- The destroyer in the HOF series is as close as we get. Considering the number of them in the prequels, and the fact that they have some of the re-paint-ability of the clones, I am genuinely shocked. They could have made some blue marked pilots from the Invisible Hand, or some grunts on Kashyk, or something. If they ever make a good army builder (solid plastic, can stand without melting) I would be interested in getting several...
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Holographic Elvis on March 15, 2006, 01:43 PM
The case you listed Jeff is what we got 2 of last night at my store.  I grabbed an Anakin, Cody and Firespeeder Pilot (which I may or may not keep.)  Is he a clone or not?  JayDouble was there and got a Cody, Firespeeder Pilot and 2 Utapau Clones.  Some other random dudes cleaned out the rest.

Interesting find on the Anakin, and I'm not sure if this is just an error or if they are all like this, but the Anakin I picked up this morning has a Boba Fett hologram.  I was under the impression that heroes had hero holos and villians had villians.  Well Anakin is still a hero during the Battle of Coruscant.  What are the rest of you seeing with this fig?
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth Slothus on March 15, 2006, 02:26 PM
Maybe he's darth vader on coruscant attacking the temple? He does have the cloak on right? I know it's dumb that it says 'battle on coruscant' and they have him in there as vader.... kind of like graga on the Naboo wave...
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Holographic Elvis on March 15, 2006, 02:47 PM
Maybe he's darth vader on coruscant attacking the temple? He does have the cloak on right? I know it's dumb that it says 'battle on coruscant' and they have him in there as vader.... kind of like graga on the Naboo wave...

OK, just did a quick check on ebay and found an Anakin w/ a Darth Vader and one with a Darth Maul so clearly this is more a Coruscant "Temple raid" Anakin than a "I just decapitated Dooku and saved the Chancellor" Anakin.

Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jesse James on March 15, 2006, 08:57 PM
Quote
What sucks are the prices people are getting for these figs on ebay.  Now more and more people who dont collect will be grabbing these figs to place for auction.

I agree wholeheartedly.  Hasbro's made this hobby a haven for the toy leaches to just latch onto and suck away.  The way things are, there's just not much reason to go to stores unless you've got the time to go super late, or super early, but not "average" times.

For me, you would be doing yourself a favor to go to etailers more and more.  Get cases, screw Wal-Mart, Target, TRU, KB, KM and the rest.  As an army builder, the best I can hope for is pure luck at this point and nothing more.  The hobby's in a serious rut...  Not because, like in 2002, it isn't popular at all, but because in 2006 it seems Hasbro and retail (or one or the other) are determined to make this hobby frustrating for the people who've supported it steadily for 10 years +. 

**** that, and **** them.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 15, 2006, 09:24 PM
What sucks are the prices people are getting for these figs on ebay.  Now more and more people who dont collect will be grabbing these figs to place for auction.


Yeah, and the foil cards are going to make it worse. However, I think it's just temporary. People who are just getting into it for the money are going to figure out soon that the small profit made may not be worth the hassle it takes to get the figures. At least I hope.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Holographic Elvis on March 15, 2006, 09:26 PM
I agree Jesse.  I'm really amazed at how things are playing out with the Saga Collection.  I can obviously only speak for what I see at my store and what I see in California, but we seem to get 2 cases at a time (on average) every 1 and a half to 2 weeks and those cases are gone within a day or 2.  Figures are becoming harder to find, pegs are empty and ebay prices are going through the roof.  And the Galactic Hunt figures haven't even hit yet.  Scary thought.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jesse James on March 15, 2006, 09:40 PM
And to just update on how cool Cody looks, our Image Database (http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/imageFolio.cgi) was updated tonight with the first of the Coruscant Wave, (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/3-06/tsc024.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/imageFolio.cgi?direct=Collectibles/Modern/The_Saga_Collection/Basic_Figures/024_Clone_Commander_Cody) Commander Cody.  Click his image to check out the update and the incredible high-res photos.

Bringing you the best photos first, that's a pretty sweet figure in my estimation, but I'm aware of disagreement among the staff. 

Staff Fight!
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Holographic Elvis on March 15, 2006, 10:10 PM
I'm disappointed with Cody as well.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: SilverZ on March 15, 2006, 10:16 PM
Cody has issues, that's for sure. The articulation is a bit under par, especially when you surround him with his SA Clone grunts - which is also when you notice that he's a hair shorter. I'm not saying he sucks, because he's honestly a cool figure, but he, like so many times lately it seems, is one or two features shy of the home run he could have been.

I'm still working on some more images for tonight, but I wanted to post this since it is such a striking paint change:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Collectibles/Modern/The_Saga_Collection/Basic_Figures/030_General_Grievous/tn_saga_griev_comp.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/imageFolio.cgi?direct=Collectibles/Modern/The_Saga_Collection/Basic_Figures/030_General_Grievous)

I'm much happier with rereleased figures when they good strides are made towards making the figure more movie-accurate. This was probably the best Grievous to use, and now that he actually is painted correctly, he's a very cool figure, I think.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth Slothus on March 15, 2006, 10:27 PM
Like I've said before I'm satisfied with Cody as a first time release. When was the last time Hasbro's first figure of someone was the perfect version the first time? If there was any ...not many. I'm realistic about it, and satisfied-I know they make him again...and perfect or better.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jeff on March 15, 2006, 10:34 PM
Wow, that is quite the difference in Generals!

I'm definitely adding the General to my opener list now, big improvement in the paint job over the SP version.   :)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Clone Commander on March 15, 2006, 11:50 PM
Cody?
Since when?
Damn, I cant even keep one wave...
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jesse James on March 16, 2006, 12:20 AM
I'm gonna still pass on grievous but you're right on the paintjob, it's night and day.  I'm bummed he's inaccurate with the hands and all mostly so I'm just not interested I guess, plus I hated him the first time around.

The Cody I like, but Jared's pics make his legs look oddly wide apart (not terribly so, but noticeable).  It's weird. 

Far from perfect, I'll agree with that for sure.  Ankles would have helped...  I usually don't care much, but they would've helped.  And I really don't understand the NEED to sculpt new legs.  I mean, would anyone complain if they'd re-used the SA Clones legs on this figure?  I know the scarring on the armor looks ok and all but in the grand scheme of things I could've done without it if it meant better leg articulation, and if they have the mold (and how many freakin' Clone molds with SA legs do they have at this point?  I mean, re-use the Evolutions Clones, the Commanders, whoever you wanted's legs but Bacara's actually) then the $ is not an issue even for them...  It cost more to sculpt up the new legs on Cody, but these are the times that make you wonder why Hasbro doesn't cut corners in a smart way like that, instead of the usual cheap way that makes a figure worse rather than better.

Dumb.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: SilverZ on March 16, 2006, 01:53 AM
I'm searching for some financial reason to the small corners cut on some figures, and I was going to suggest that perhaps the actual number of parts or time to assemble a figure, because of that number, might be a factor in seemingly odd articulation choices on a figure like Cody. But then I did the breakdown (and feel free to shoot me for bothering):

Cody
1.   Helmet
2.   Head
3.   Upper torso
4.   Upper arm (right)
5.   Upper arm (left)
6.   Elbow socket (right)
7.   Elbow socket (left)
8.   Hand (right)
9.   Hand (left)
10.   Lower arm (right)
11.   Lower arm (left)
12.   Lower torso
13.   Belt
14.   Upper leg (right)
15.   Upper leg (left)
16.   Knee socket (right)
17.   Knee socket (left)
18.   Lower leg (right)
19.   Lower leg (left)

ROTS SA Clone

1.   Head
2.   Upper torso
3.   Shoulder socket (right)
4.   Shoulder socket (left)
5.   Upper arm (right)
6.   Upper arm (left)
7.   Elbow socket (right)
8.   Elbow socket left)
9.   Lower arm (right)
10.   Lower arm (left)
11.   Hand (right)
12.   Hand (left)
13.   Lower Torso
14.   Belt
15.   Upper leg (right)
16.   Upper leg (left)
17.   Knee socket (right)
18.   Knee socket (left)
19.   Lower leg (right)
20.   Lower leg (left)
21.   Ankle socket (right)
22.   Ankle socket (left)
23.   Foot (right)
24.   Foot (left

If there was something like when doing a run of X amount of figures and adding Y amount of components equalled some time vs COGS limitation, I'd understand. But an SA clone is the more complex assembly.

So anyway, I don't get it either.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth Delicious on March 16, 2006, 02:37 AM
Well, I just cut the feet off my Cody, dremeled into the ankles, and gave him the feet from an SA clone. Voila...ankle articulation.

The shoulder articulation is going to be the problem...I'm entirely unsure how to go about it. But I will find a way.

Honestly, ever since I started customizing, Hasbro's screw-ups don't bother me so much. Now if only I could say the same about their pathetic distribution...

-DD
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jesse James on March 16, 2006, 04:09 AM
In the grand scheme of things Hasbro charges too much to not get pretty damn close to perfection out of every figure they make...  Contrary to popular belief, much smaller companies pay incredibly hefty licensing fees and still manage to put out superior quality items.  Hasbro needs to step it up.

ROTS they were knocking a lot more out of the park...  2006 comes around though, prices go up, quality is down overall, and I just think Hasbro is looking at this line as not having as much steam as collectors may think.

I'm all for cost cutting if Hasbro made smart choices for it, but like I said with the Clone legs thing and Cody, Cody could've had the SA Clones legs and I doubt a single person would've complained.  Hasbro made sub-par legs from scratch requiring new tooling and obviously it's a step below the troops...  Re-use the legs from the #33 Clone Commander on Cody (that sculpt appears dormant, the mold is then available, no?), and give the figure better poseability.  Instant happiness.

The shoulders don't bother me...  At least they are articulated...  That makes me happy.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 16, 2006, 09:38 AM
I'm on the fence about Cody, which i guess isn't a good thing. For all the hype and expectations from the fans, it's got to be somewhat of a disapointment.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth Broem on March 16, 2006, 12:50 PM
I actually like it.  Then again I don't own it either so maybe I will feel differently then.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Holographic Elvis on March 16, 2006, 01:26 PM
Jesse: Cody's legs are really that spread cause mine does the same thing.  In face, his right foot does not touch the base.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Rune Haako on March 16, 2006, 03:13 PM
Jesse or whoever get some pics up of Lushros Dofine.  ;D
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Clone On Fire on March 16, 2006, 05:00 PM


I'm much happier with rereleased figures when they good strides are made towards making the figure more movie-accurate. This was probably the best Grievous to use, and now that he actually is painted correctly, he's a very cool figure, I think.

That Grievous figure may be painted better, but HELLO, that figure is still over an inch short.  Look at Grievous in the movie, he TOWERS over everybody...battle droids, Obi Wan, everyone.  This figure is so out of scale it's actually not even usable in dioramas.  It's still a piece of crap until they get the height right.  It should be just under 5", not 3 3/4".
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth Broem on March 16, 2006, 05:55 PM


I'm much happier with rereleased figures when they good strides are made towards making the figure more movie-accurate. This was probably the best Grievous to use, and now that he actually is painted correctly, he's a very cool figure, I think.

That Grievous figure may be painted better, but HELLO, that figure is still over an inch short.  Look at Grievous in the movie, he TOWERS over everybody...battle droids, Obi Wan, everyone.  This figure is so out of scale it's actually not even usable in dioramas.  It's still a piece of crap until they get the height right.  It should be just under 5", not 3 3/4".

True, but then Hasbro would be forced to make an all NEW sculpt of General G and that ain't  in the card(back)s.  Well at least not until that version runs it's course in that Heroes and Villains set.  Maybe next year?
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Clone On Fire on March 16, 2006, 06:02 PM
And the greatest part is they put out 3 or 4 versions of that piece of **** so far and every single one of them is an underscaled midget.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jeff on March 16, 2006, 07:30 PM
Finally got home from work so I can post a picture of today's score.   :)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/jsmentek/photos/tn_031606score.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/jsmentek/photos/031606score.jpg)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: jedipurge on March 16, 2006, 07:39 PM
 :o :o :o :'( :'( :'( :'( you lucky ............  where exactly do you live?  ;)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Rune Haako on March 16, 2006, 08:03 PM
Lets see some pics of Lushros Jeff.  :P
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: TheBlackDog65 on March 16, 2006, 08:37 PM
Anyone heard of Walmart's receiving these? 
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: MetalJedi on March 16, 2006, 08:40 PM
I was wondering the same thing.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Reid on March 16, 2006, 09:36 PM
Finally got home from work so I can post a picture of today's score.   :)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/jsmentek/photos/tn_031606score.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/jsmentek/photos/031606score.jpg)

2 Scorches? Fire Pilot? EU Talz? Lushros? Lucky bastard!
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 16, 2006, 10:54 PM
And the greatest part is they put out 3 or 4 versions of that piece of **** so far and every single one of them is an underscaled midget.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I do believe the deluxe one was closer to scale.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jesse James on March 17, 2006, 05:31 AM
I think he's closer Anton but I don't know that he's accurate.  I'd have to compare and I'm too lazy to do so at the moment, but I do think it's bigger.  A single, SA Grievous with locking "4-arms", cloth cape (with saber slots), and proper scaling are all in order IMO.  If the 2 hands that get cut off were removable, I'd be in heaven.

Anyway, Jeff officially sucks...  >:(  Look at that awesome haul of figures!  That should be shared with all!  I gotta move to Minnesota because there ain't jack and/or **** around here.

Rune, I'm sure Lushros Dofine pics are on their way...  Jared's our photo guru for the most part, so he handles our Image Database.  You can thank him for the hgihest res photos around...  He does great work for us.  Hands down the best.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: ruiner on March 17, 2006, 09:22 AM
Those Minnetonka guys.... ;D

Why on Earth would one man need so many Utapau clones....to trade, right? :P
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth Slothus on March 17, 2006, 10:41 AM
That's NOT alot of U. clones ::)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: ruiner on March 17, 2006, 11:12 AM
Really?

When you only have one, it is.

Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Brian on March 17, 2006, 11:23 AM
Heck of a score there Jeff, congrats.  Still haven't seen any sign of them around here, but hopefully soon.  Really looking forward to Cody and his clones, and the Talz Jedi looks cool too.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Gatillo on March 17, 2006, 03:33 PM
Really?

When you only have one, it is.



It is also a lot when you have none.  :-\
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth Slothus on March 17, 2006, 03:35 PM
Really?

When you only have one, it is.



It is also a lot when you have none.  :-\

OK-you guys are right
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jeff on March 17, 2006, 04:55 PM
For all of you still wondering...  yep - removable:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Collectibles/Modern/The_Saga_Collection/Basic_Figures/029_Foul_Moudama/tn_saga_foul_acc2c.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Collectibles/Modern/The_Saga_Collection/Basic_Figures/029_Foul_Moudama/saga_foul_acc2c.jpg)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Collectibles/Modern/The_Saga_Collection/Basic_Figures/029_Foul_Moudama/tn_saga_foul_acc2.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Collectibles/Modern/The_Saga_Collection/Basic_Figures/029_Foul_Moudama/saga_foul_acc2.jpg)


Does that make him the first SW figure ever with removable footwear?   :D

Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jayson on March 17, 2006, 05:22 PM
Awwww aren't those cute  :-*

I bet they stink like hell after a long day of Jedi-ing
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ook on March 17, 2006, 05:32 PM
Does that make him the first SW figure ever with removable footwear?   :D

Not if you count Anakin's legs. :D
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jayson on March 17, 2006, 05:36 PM
I smell a Barbie/Star Wars crossover in the works  :D
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ook on March 17, 2006, 05:50 PM
I smell a Barbie/Star Wars crossover in the works  :D

If Hasbro owned Barbie, I wouldn't doubt it for a second. :P
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: SilverZ on March 17, 2006, 06:30 PM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Collectibles/Modern/The_Saga_Collection/Basic_Figures/022_Firespeeder_Pilot/tn_saga_fsp_ac3.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/imageFolio.cgi?direct=Collectibles/Modern/The_Saga_Collection/Basic_Figures/022_Firespeeder_Pilot)

Just wrapped up the Firespeeder Pilot as well. He doesn't seem very Star-Warsy in his costume design, but I really like the figure's sculpt, articulation, and accessories. Yo Joe.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Rune Haako on March 17, 2006, 06:52 PM
Please do Lushros next. :P

How did you get Foul to hold his lightsaber Jeff?
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Xander on March 17, 2006, 06:55 PM
Whew, got the Coruscant wave today. Haven't even opened them up. Locally, it showed up in only a couple of Targets, while there was nill in all the rest.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: McCusto on March 17, 2006, 08:59 PM
Does the Foul's lightsaber fit in the hand? If it does, I MAY reconsider buying him.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jeff on March 17, 2006, 09:01 PM
Clicky for more pics, including holding the saber...

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/3-06/tsc029.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/imageFolio.cgi?direct=Collectibles/Modern/The_Saga_Collection/Basic_Figures/029_Foul_Moudama)

Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Paul on March 17, 2006, 09:08 PM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Collectibles/Modern/The_Saga_Collection/Basic_Figures/022_Firespeeder_Pilot/tn_saga_fsp_ac3.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/imageFolio.cgi?direct=Collectibles/Modern/The_Saga_Collection/Basic_Figures/022_Firespeeder_Pilot)

Just wrapped up the Firespeeder Pilot as well. He doesn't seem very Star-Warsy in his costume design, but I really like the figure's sculpt, articulation, and accessories. Yo Joe.

I like this one, it will be one of the few that I violate the OTC only rule for..
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: McCusto on March 17, 2006, 09:33 PM
Clicky for more pics, including holding the saber...

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/3-06/tsc029.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/imageFolio.cgi?direct=Collectibles/Modern/The_Saga_Collection/Basic_Figures/029_Foul_Moudama)



May I ask, if I can, what do you think of the figure? Like on a scale from 1-10. It looks good, but at the same time, doesn't.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ook on March 17, 2006, 09:38 PM
Does Dofine's hat come off?
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 17, 2006, 11:29 PM
Does Dofine's hat come off?

No. :(

Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Rune Haako on March 17, 2006, 11:42 PM
Is Lushros' head ball-jointed?
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: SilverZ on March 18, 2006, 12:55 AM
Does the Foul's lightsaber fit in the hand? If it does, I MAY reconsider buying him.

It's like pulling a miracle to get the lightsaber to stay. If you're really patient and careful, you can get it to stay by rotating the very top of the hilt in his hand until it is lined up just right, and it will stay. But looking at it wrong will make it wall out.

Is Lushros' head ball-jointed?

Yep.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jesse James on March 18, 2006, 01:38 AM
Might I suggest using the clear rubber band method to hold the Gonk's legs together to also hold Moudama's saber in his hand?  I think it'll be a passable method to me anyway.  I'm disappointed he can't hold the saber with one hand much less two-handed like he should be able to do.  Still, I kind of dig him...  I liked his character in the toon, I think this is probably one of the better Toon-to-real likenesses...  Really Assajj and Durge were the only two semi-accurate CW figures out of the initial line (Not counting CLones and Droids).  The others were from god knows what, but not the cartoon as far as I could tell.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ook on March 18, 2006, 01:39 AM
Does Dofine's hat come off?

No. :(



Oh well, there's always Lott Dod and his removable pope hat. 8)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: SilverZ on March 18, 2006, 02:30 AM
(http://www.cinemanet.sk/fotky/2004/eurotrip/2.jpg)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Rune Haako on March 18, 2006, 02:37 AM
Could we see some pics of Lushros already? I'm begging here. :P
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: SilverZ on March 18, 2006, 02:49 AM
He's next, but probably not until tomorrow night.  :)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jesse James on March 18, 2006, 04:12 AM
Oh Jared you tease.   :-X
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: CHEWIE on March 18, 2006, 12:23 PM
Wow, those pics of the pilot are just outstanding.  Really nice and thanks for posting them.

 :P
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: P-Siddy on March 18, 2006, 06:21 PM
Those Minnetonka guys.... ;D


Nope, Jeff's not a Tonkanite... he's on the east side of the Cities...

Not to say that they haven't hit Minnetonka. I've missed them so far. :(

Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth Slothus on March 18, 2006, 06:37 PM
That Foul Modama is HEAVY..well, not as heavy as Ephant Mon was...but damn close for a carded collection! 8)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: CorranHorn on March 19, 2006, 12:27 AM
Just picked up part of this wave, the Firespeeder Pilot, Lushros Dofine, and two Utapauan Clones.

The detailing on the Firespeeeder Pilot is pretty sweet, they did a great job of conveying all the creases and folds in the jumpsuit. The Neimodian isn't too bad, looks presentable but isn't overly exciting.

The Clones are a continued great use of the ROTS #41 sculpt, unfortunately one of them has a helmet that isn't hollowed out properly so it sits higher up on the ball joint. A little dremel work should fix that, but in case it's not a random incident people may want to keep an eye on the figure at the store when choosing which figures to pick up.

Also saw the Obi-Wan and Anakin figures, the Anakin's a waste especially when they could have carded the near-perfect Evo Anakin. The Obi-Wan is a great choice to use and I would have picked him up to add to my 3 ROTS figs, but since Hasbro has chosen not to fix the color of the ankle joints, I'll pass for now.  >:(

Now to find Cody and the Talz Jedi and I'll be set on this wave and the hunt can rest until Tatooine...
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Clone Commander on March 19, 2006, 01:23 AM
Quote
but in case it's not a random incident people may want to keep an eye on the figure at the store when choosing which figures to pick up.


Well it looks like us Canadians dont have much of a choice.
However,  when do you estimate the wave will hit us here in the north?
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: CorranHorn on March 19, 2006, 01:38 AM
Quote
but in case it's not a random incident people may want to keep an eye on the figure at the store when choosing which figures to pick up.


Well it looks like us Canadians dont have much of a choice.
However,  when do you estimate the wave will hit us here in the north?

Have you guys gotten the Geonosis wave yet? Down here in Chicagoland, it was a month between my initial sightings of the Geonosis and then Coruscant waves. That might give you a good indicator as this area has had troubles in the last year or two of getting waves in a timely fashion when compared to the rest of the US.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Morgbug on March 19, 2006, 01:49 AM
No Jason, Canada is seriously lagging behind at the moment.  Hoth wave's been and gone but will likely re-appear again before long.  Carkoon wave is still abundant. 

Unfortunately Hasbro Canada is not often on the ball, though ROTS (until the last 12) was a serious exception to the rule, we saw a lot and not much later than you guys. 

But TSC looks to be about the same as the old ways, where Hasbro Canada produces tons of early waves and won't ship later waves until those are sold out.  That the Hoth wave came means the Carkoon wave is only internal store distribution issues now, so most of what should come is Hoth until HC runs out of it.  Then we'll go through the whole process with the Geonosis wave before seeing the Coruscant wave.  By the time it hits up here I'll be long done with being interested in it. 
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Clone Commander on March 19, 2006, 01:59 AM
Tell it like it is Morgbug!  :P

Well I certainly hope that the geonosis wave hits here soon, I meen jeez I have already bought 2 of the Veers and AT-AT Drivers.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 19, 2006, 10:39 AM
Alright, I finally open Cody. He's a well sculped figure. Despite the head being a tad on the small size, it's very detailed, and the armo is well detailed as well. You can tell this figure was made from scratch. However, I do think it could have use a few more POA, I do think it is a drawback because it does limit his posability.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Clone Commander on March 19, 2006, 11:38 AM
Well, Cody doesnt do all that much fighting.
He helps his troops secure a landing area and then he stays there.
But yeah he could have more articulation.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Artoo on March 19, 2006, 05:14 PM
Went to Target yesterday only Bibs, ::)I'll check the other some time soon.I'm hope I find this wave.*crosses fingers*
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Diddly on March 19, 2006, 06:28 PM
F*******************

I go out of town for Spring Break and actually socialize, and I'm repaid by not being around to look for Coruscant figures?

Argh.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Clone Commander on March 19, 2006, 06:42 PM
Language.  :P

Well it never fails.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Artoo on March 19, 2006, 09:05 PM
Well, Cody doesnt do all that much fighting.
He helps his troops secure a landing area and then he stays there.
But yeah he could have more articulation.
In the movies you would be right,including EU you would be wrong. ;D
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Xander on March 19, 2006, 11:02 PM
I'm really liking this Cody. The paint jobs on these Utapau clones look fine to me; maybe it just works with the scale or something. I understand its a give-and-take when it comes to the shoulder ball joints, and to me they made the right choice with Cody.  I like the appearance of him more than I want the additional articulation.   The head poses you can put him in make up for a lot.   I am wondering about the leg pose, and how his right leg is a little wider. I suppose it makes for a distinctive stance, and I'm not really concerned with it, even though his standing pose will always retain that look.

I still blows my mind they actually came up with these clones, and adapted them to this character.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: CorranHorn on March 19, 2006, 11:50 PM
No Jason, Canada is seriously lagging behind at the moment.  Hoth wave's been and gone but will likely re-appear again before long.  Carkoon wave is still abundant. 

Unfortunately Hasbro Canada is not often on the ball, though ROTS (until the last 12) was a serious exception to the rule, we saw a lot and not much later than you guys. 

But TSC looks to be about the same as the old ways, where Hasbro Canada produces tons of early waves and won't ship later waves until those are sold out.  That the Hoth wave came means the Carkoon wave is only internal store distribution issues now, so most of what should come is Hoth until HC runs out of it.  Then we'll go through the whole process with the Geonosis wave before seeing the Coruscant wave.  By the time it hits up here I'll be long done with being interested in it. 

Damn Brent, sounds like Hasbro hates Canadians. But at the same time, it also sounds like a lot of what Hasbro does in general, heavily produce and distribute the first wave of a new line to get the retailers excited but then everyone quickly realizes they overdid it as the product is hard to move. So that screws the distribution of later waves which take forever to come out in sufficient numbers that it frustrates everyone. The other night at Target a mom looking for toys for her son was pissed that all she could find was the Carkoon wave, she just wanted  to find NEW toys for her son. Is that so hard to ask for? Apparently, the answer is yes. :(
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Artoo on March 20, 2006, 12:36 AM
Whoah,the Canadians are getting screwed by the looks of it. :-\
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ryan on March 20, 2006, 04:27 AM
F*******************

I go out of town for Spring Break and actually socialize, and I'm repaid by not being around to look for Coruscant figures?

Argh.

*Sigh*

You and me both.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: SpudTrooper on March 20, 2006, 12:28 PM
F*******************

I go out of town for Spring Break and actually socialize, and I'm repaid by not being around to look for Coruscant figures?

Argh.

*Sigh*

You and me both.


Check your local WMs, they're hitting in massive quantites..well maybe in CA   :-*

if you need them, LMK
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Artoo on March 20, 2006, 01:26 PM
Don't you mean Target?Unless Walmart is starting to be cool again.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 20, 2006, 03:23 PM
No, he does mean WM. And they got lots.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Artoo on March 20, 2006, 03:24 PM
Cool,their drought must becoming to an end then!
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jesse James on March 20, 2006, 09:46 PM
Our WM's are dead out here yet in Pittsburgh.  One store hasn't had a figure on the pegs since its initial couple shipments of Hoth Wave.  Not one figure.  Sad.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ook on March 20, 2006, 09:48 PM
I'm getting impatient for Cody. And I was happy grabbing 3 of his troopers, but now I want more... ::)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: kesselrunking on March 20, 2006, 10:52 PM
Don't worry too much, Cody will end up just like Scorch, I have seen plenty of him lately and if worse comes to worse in a few weeks you can just pick him up on ebay for $12 or so.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Morgbug on March 20, 2006, 11:32 PM
Damn Brent, sounds like Hasbro hates Canadians. But at the same time, it also sounds like a lot of what Hasbro does in general, heavily produce and distribute the first wave of a new line to get the retailers excited but then everyone quickly realizes they overdid it as the product is hard to move. So that screws the distribution of later waves which take forever to come out in sufficient numbers that it frustrates everyone. The other night at Target a mom looking for toys for her son was pissed that all she could find was the Carkoon wave, she just wanted  to find NEW toys for her son. Is that so hard to ask for? Apparently, the answer is yes. :(

Well I won't lie and say it's any fun, but it's nothing I haven't become accustomed to over the years.  For the most part I've gone to online ordering or survived with the help of many friends here on JD for assistance through the lines.  I can seldom do much to repay the favor, but do so when I can.  I also help out a couple of guys, one in the US and one in Japan that are into collecting the Canadian variations of the figures, so that's about the only thing that causes me stress.  Being an opener means I can take stuff carded guys won't touch and the cardback means little to me.  Pretty significant advantage.

Not sure if you guys have seen the difference, so I thought I'd post a pic.  It's a bit out of place being the Hoth wave, but that is the most recent we have.  I personally prefer the US cardbacks for the scene specificity, but the Canadian versions have some appeal, if limited, in the uniformity.   It should be obvious, but in case it isn't, Canadian on the left, US on the right.  There's a political joke there too, but that's a no-no. ;)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/P1011224.jpg)

Just the basic starburst background the same as we had for the OTC figures.  Interesting enough I suppose, but I just don't do carded anymore. :P
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Dan on March 21, 2006, 08:26 AM
Cool pic Brent- I hadn't seen the canadian background for these before.

I have wasted mucho gas this week only to find hoth vaders and empty pegs. But I am hopeful I will run across this wave soon.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ithorian Clergy on March 21, 2006, 08:27 AM
Gotta give the big thumbs down to Foul Moudama right about now.  I just freed him from his plastic bubble prison and the figure is pretty damn useless.  Yeah, this same Talz figure we got eight years ago looks pretty smooth in a jedi tunic and oversized boots, but the articulation is piss poor, provides for no cool fighting stances, and to make things worse neither hand can hold the lightsaber.   A real lazy half-assed job I must say.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 21, 2006, 09:35 AM
I'll give a thunbs up for the Fire Speeder pilot. I openedone last night and have to say I'm impressed, but my question is, why give so much detail and articulation to a minor BG character? Cody could have been done in this quality in stead.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ithorian Clergy on March 21, 2006, 09:44 AM
I'll give a thunbs up for the Fire Speeder pilot. I openedone last night and have to say I'm impressed, but my question is, why give so much detail and articulation to a minor BG character? Cody could have been done in this quality in stead.

Exactly, and exactly.  I really think at $6.99, every figure should have 14 points.  How they pick and choose which figures, and which joints get articulated is beyond me.  It makes no sense of any kind.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Vator on March 21, 2006, 10:11 AM
...Having not seen anything but Poggels and Sun Facs from Geonosis, I'm less than thrilled that these are making it out.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: ruiner on March 21, 2006, 11:29 AM
Cool pic Brent- I hadn't seen the canadian background for these before.

I have wasted mucho gas this week only to find hoth vaders and empty pegs. But I am hopeful I will run across this wave soon.

Maybe this is a stupid question, but why don't the Canadian cards use the scene specfic backgrounds? 

I mean the artwork is already done, why mess with it??

Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Morgbug on March 21, 2006, 02:03 PM
Mostly because the cardback on the other side is generic as well. 

The complication is a language requirement we have  here for merchandise to be labeled in both official languages of Canada, English and French.  To get around that Hasbro manufactures the tri-logo or tri-language cards with English, French and Spanish to sell in Canada and Mexico.  The cardback is generic by wave and the back of the card will not have figure specific information on it, rather a picture of other "available" figures.  That way they only need to print a single cardback for each wave (or in the case of OTC, a single cardback) which is considerably cheaper. 

$$
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jeff on March 21, 2006, 02:08 PM
I thought it was because they were afraid all the bright colors on the US movie scene cards would over stimulate the Canadians?    :-X
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: ruiner on March 21, 2006, 02:31 PM
Mostly because the cardback on the other side is generic as well.

The complication is a language requirement we have here for merchandise to be labeled in both official languages of Canada, English and French. To get around that Hasbro manufactures the tri-logo or tri-language cards with English, French and Spanish to sell in Canada and Mexico. The cardback is generic by wave and the back of the card will not have figure specific information on it, rather a picture of other "available" figures. That way they only need to print a single cardback for each wave (or in the case of OTC, a single cardback) which is considerably cheaper.

$$

Thanks, that makes sense.

In other words, the production runs aren't big enough to warrant custom cardbacks.

Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Morgbug on March 21, 2006, 10:17 PM
Ayup, market's too small basically.  I understand the economics and frankly they're kind of interesting.  As before, I completely understand the notion of wanting the scene specific background because they are really nice.  But a wall of the Canadian cardbacks on a wall looks really uniform but for the figures and creates quite a nice, uniform look.  I see the appeal there. 

I thought it was because they were afraid all the bright colors on the US movie scene cards would over stimulate the Canadians?    :-X

No, no, only hockey does that.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darby on March 22, 2006, 12:03 AM
I found these guys at Target today.  No Muftak jedi (who I really wanted) but one each of everyone else, including Cody, who I got.  Mine has trouble standing up.  It's the lack of ankle joints and the wide stance of the legs.  There are so many great things about this figure -- the helmet fits perfect, no more big puffy flimsy plastic removable helmet -- the articulation is fair, but man.  Hasbro cuts corners in the silliest places. 
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jesse James on March 22, 2006, 01:56 AM
Hmmm, one more disliker of the ankle joint...  Jared's movement against Cody gains momentum.  I'm intrigued to get him now and see if it bugs me...

Might be able to fix it some with a "Boil & Freeze" technique from customizing if people are so inclined.  If I find it to be bothersome and try that, I'll make sure to drop a note about it here with a brief "how-to" so others can if they want to.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: ruiner on March 22, 2006, 11:12 AM
I found these guys at Target today.

Nice score Spuffy - especially at Target's 'nicer' price.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: TheBlackDog65 on March 22, 2006, 12:09 PM
Well, be grateful that you are all seeing the Coruscant wave. It hasn't hit in Utah yet at either Target or Walmarts, despite hitting all around us. Guess its our turn to be last.
I'll be glad to get the 2 Cody's, Foul and the Obi Wan and Anakin (my son wants Obi Wan and Anakin and 1 Cody). 
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jesse James on March 23, 2006, 01:53 AM
Yeah buying for kids adds a whole new ****storm to it all...  I gotta get a Cody for one of the boys. 

Finding him Jango was a pain.  he just got it the other day because we happened to see him while we were out.  I'd gotten him a preview one a while back, but he wanted the Kamino one that is shipping now... 

And god bless him he complained about the ****** articulation on it!  :)  My pride just swelled.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ook on March 24, 2006, 10:28 PM
I wonder how many variants and corrected versions of Cody we're going to see. You know the routine they pulled with Bly, Gree and the Tac Ops (were there others?). I notice his little antenna thing on the right of the helmet should be black. Some have complained the gray marks near the mouth should be black. I've found a screw-up in paint already, with gray paint missing over the black band that goes horizontally around the helm's back side.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Artoo on March 25, 2006, 07:32 PM
Yeah buying for kids adds a whole new ****storm to it all...  I gotta get a Cody for one of the boys. 

Finding him Jango was a pain.  he just got it the other day because we happened to see him while we were out.  I'd gotten him a preview one a while back, but he wanted the Kamino one that is shipping now... 

And god bless him he complained about the ****** articulation on it!  :)  My pride just swelled.
Like father like son? :P
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Clone Commander on March 27, 2006, 04:08 AM
Well then, we all know about commander Cody and the repaint of the "Utapau clone trooper".
How many are you guys getting?
Is there anything I should look out for?
And does anybody know anything that is bad about Cody?
I am getting 2 Utapau clones on the weekend and a Cody, I am wondering if there is anything wrong with codys paint applications like in the JD Photo Gallery he has a blotch on his nose, is this common or a mistake?
I am sorry if I didnt have to start up a new thread on this.

Thanks alot, Clone Commander.

Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ryan on March 27, 2006, 05:21 AM
http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=8621.0

 ;)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Clone Commander on March 27, 2006, 01:20 PM
Oh...oops sorry.   :-[
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ook on March 27, 2006, 04:05 PM
The noses are likely scuffed from the helmets going on and off. Gotta be careful with your toys. :-X I bought a Cody with a paint error on the helmet. They forgot to paint gray over the black band that goes around the back of it.

As to your army-building questions, I've got 5 troopers and I'm done. But I do hope to add 2 beehivers to the battalion. :D
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Clone Commander on March 28, 2006, 01:53 AM
Well I heard somewhere that his head actually comes off inside the helmet when you try to remove the helmet.   :(
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jesse James on March 28, 2006, 02:00 AM
I wouldn't doubt that actually.  The rigid helmet could easily cause that problem...  I've never been unhappy with the flimsy helmets.  Hasbro used a better plastic on helmets that needed it like Captain Antilles nicely done Fleet Trooper helmet, but like the Evolutions Clone helmet seemed ok to me (both or all 3 of them actually).  A rigid Cody helmet isn't bad, but gotta be careful like was said...  paint wear and head's getting lodged in there could be a big issue to come.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ook on March 28, 2006, 02:12 AM
Well I heard somewhere that his head actually comes off inside the helmet when you try to remove the helmet.   :(

Yeah, I bought 2 and the first one I opened kept coming right off with the helmet. The damned thing's stuck in there now, and won't come out. The second I opened wasn't as bad, but it came off a couple times if memory serves.

I think I mentioned it in the 212th thread....guess they deleted it? :(
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jesse James on March 28, 2006, 03:24 AM
I combined it with this one Ook...  Just a merger.  Topics got changed just to limit confusion.

BTW try boiling the helmet/head or running it under some hot water and take a pair of needlenose pliars and tug the head out gently.  Should come right out...  May not even need to run it under hot water, but it'd maybe help.  You may want to cover the ends of the pliars with bits of napkin or some such too, to just not leave marks on the head or whatever.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Clone Commander on March 28, 2006, 11:41 AM
Even so, I am so happy I will be getting one this weekend!  ;D
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Dan on March 28, 2006, 04:57 PM
Found a dofine today, I guess I can say I have seen this wave now...
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 28, 2006, 11:56 PM
I set my Cody in my clone display today and discovered that he has a hard time standing without his stand. :(
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ook on March 29, 2006, 12:15 AM
I set my Cody in my clone display today and discovered that he has a hard time standing without his stand. :(

Yeah, he really kind of sucks. Preposed legs; tiny freak head; stuff keeps falling off (head, backpack thing); he seems to actually be on a smaller scale than the rest of the figs. The only thing cool is the helmet sculpt and other armor details.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Clone Commander on March 29, 2006, 12:16 AM
Great, just great I am getting a freakshow!  >:(
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ook on March 29, 2006, 12:19 AM
Great, just great I am getting a freakshow!  >:(

Yeah, sorry. :( He's a tad disappointing.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jesse James on March 29, 2006, 05:36 AM
I keep hearing this too...

Sounds like Hasbro has some splainin' to do...  That's a real shame too considering how anticipated it is.  The legs sound really interesting if they're pre-posed.  I was thinking it looked ok by photos but now...  Id unno.  I did think the legs looked spread apart awkwardly.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ook on March 29, 2006, 05:54 AM
I keep hearing this too...

Sounds like Hasbro has some splainin' to do...  That's a real shame too considering how anticipated it is.  The legs sound really interesting if they're pre-posed.  I was thinking it looked ok by photos but now...  Id unno.  I did think the legs looked spread apart awkwardly.

Yeah, the pics are deceiving. His stance looks pretty neutral, but it actually isn't. The ankles are bent, and the stance is fairly wide. The best thing he has going for him is the helmet sculpt and other little details. He looks pretty cool with his helmet on, although he's shorter than his troops.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Clone Commander on March 29, 2006, 01:33 PM
Just when you thought it was a good figure... :-\
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ook on March 29, 2006, 08:13 PM
Just when you thought it was a good figure... :-\

Hopefully, I've panned it so much that it will surpass your lowered expectations. :D
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: MetalJedi on March 29, 2006, 09:03 PM
Eh it could of been worse it could of been the Bacara sculpt on it. 
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Bobafett77 on March 29, 2006, 09:37 PM
I don't think the sculpt is THAT bad. I have mine set up in a pretty neutral pose on my shelf. Granted I have his rifle in his right hand pointed all the way down to prevent him from falling forward. My biggest complaint would be that he is definitely shorter than the Clone, that and his head is a little small. With the helmet on though the figure looks pretty darn good.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ook on March 29, 2006, 10:41 PM
With the helmet on though the figure looks pretty darn good.

Yeah, it does. It's just so frustrating to continually get new clone figures with less articulation when there's already an SA sculpt to use. It's fine they changed the shoulders to accommodate his unique armor*, but the legs are inexcusable. And the head's so damned tiny. >:(

*Actually, I've been thinking it may have been better to use ball shoulders anyway. So the left arm would be inhibited by the armor....at least the right would still be posable!
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ben on March 30, 2006, 02:17 AM
Found leftovers of one case tonight. Cody, Firespeeder Pilot, Lushros, and holo Mundi were gone already, but I got the Talz and another Utie Clone. I suppose it was a collector that got the rest, since the Clone was still there and no ebay jackass would leave a Clone behind.

I left Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Grievous. They were tempting, but maybe later.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: ruiner on March 30, 2006, 10:44 AM
Good for you!

I'm still batting zero...

Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Clone Commander on March 30, 2006, 01:11 PM
Me too so far.
I have seen Hoth at wally though. 
The whole wave is peg warming!  :o
I am not really surprised though I meen everybody got thier fix with the first few cases of hoth.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: ruiner on April 6, 2006, 01:54 PM
This image rocks, wish I had an Eopie.

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Collectibles/Modern/The_Saga_Collection/Basic_Figures/028_Obi-Wan_Kenobi/saga_obi_ac8.jpg)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Diddly on April 6, 2006, 02:44 PM
Dammit Jared, your pics have sold me on buying another Obi and a crappy Anakin just for the soft good robes.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Brian on April 6, 2006, 02:47 PM
Yeah, I'm half tempted to get another Obi just to get one with that soft goods cloak as well.  I agree too, I kind of wish I had an Eopie to do that scene as well.  Sweet pic Jared.  They do an excellent job of not only making me impatient for the newer waves, but also of tempting me to buy things I hadn't planned on :).
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jim on April 6, 2006, 03:51 PM
I picked up a few extras for the cloaks as well.  It really works well with the Mace  that Hasbro screwed us over on.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Nathan on April 6, 2006, 04:38 PM
This image rocks, wish I had an Eopie.

I'll second that. :'(
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Clone Commander on April 6, 2006, 05:33 PM
I got an Obi-wan, I love it!
I am going to be getting a ton of him for my customs and an anakin mainly for the soft good cloaks though.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth Broem on April 6, 2006, 10:45 PM
Yeah, I really like that soft goods Kenobi.  Now, I am tempted to take my Eopie of his box and plop that Kenobi on it.  But then I'd have to pay an arm and a leg for the Wal-Mart exclusive to get baby Luke.  Sigh, the spending never ends :)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Clone Commander on April 7, 2006, 01:18 PM
Quote
Sigh, the spending never ends 


Not witht his Hobby!
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ook on April 7, 2006, 07:26 PM
So I decided to buy a Moudama today, strip him of his lame Jedi gear and stick him in the cantina. Looking at this one next to the last Talz mook we got, I'd sure like to know why they went with a pearlized pink/purple sheen on Muftak?? ???

and 2) looks like a steaming pile of horse ****. :D

But you'll still end up buying him.

LOL
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: speedermike on April 9, 2006, 07:03 PM
Not sure if this is OT, but I JUST found my first Utapua Clone, and noticed that his foot hole pegs are deeer than the regular ROTS version of the fig. A nice touch by Hasbro.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jesse James on April 12, 2006, 04:49 PM
Jared is owed some kind of royalties from Hasbro because he can make any POS look incredible.

Not that that Obi is a POS, but let's face it nobody wants to pay $7 for a fabric cloak for their Pilot Obi's they already have.

Now though, I want that Obi-Wan...  It's perfect.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Bobafett77 on April 13, 2006, 12:05 AM

but let's face it nobody wants to pay $7 for a fabric cloak for their Pilot Obi's they already have.


Isn't that the truth! We will all give in though, I already have! ;D
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Gatillo on April 13, 2006, 08:33 AM
Sadly cloth robes Obi are flying of the shelves here.  And the people buying him already have at least two "versions" of the same figure.  Go nuts :-\
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Brian on April 13, 2006, 10:29 AM
I'm on that list too.  I saw one repacked Obi on the pegs at TRU yesterday, and decided to pick it up.  They also had Foul and the Firespeeder Pilot (no Cody), and with the "buy 2 get 1 free" promo they have going with SW this week, I essentially got Obi for free.  I already had two pilot versions, plus the WM exclusive with Luke baby, but after seeing Jared's pictures I decided I wanted this one with the soft goods as well. :)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Diddly on April 22, 2006, 08:24 PM
Picked up the repacks I didn't really want today (Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Grievous) along with Lushros... I'd like to thank Hasbro for modifying Grievous' legs to the point where he can't stand at all, unless you place his legs where his toes are pointing at each other. ::)  However, I do like how they made his arms less rubbery than the Sneak Preview version.

Anakin I haven't opened yet, and Obi-Wan is as cool as the original, but I really only bought him for the soft goods robe. I would have passed on it even then, if it weren't for Jared's awesome pictures.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: ruiner on April 24, 2006, 01:58 PM
Check out this picture that Pawlus posted over at GH:

(http://www.galactichunter.com/absolutenm/articlefiles/5311-001.jpg)

He's right - for the amount of time and energy (let alone gas) that is takes to pull this off, it's not really worth the $7 you saved....

Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Clone Hunter on April 24, 2006, 11:52 PM
Oh my god!  :o :o
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth_Legois_619 on April 25, 2006, 12:03 AM
thats just sad
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ook on April 25, 2006, 01:15 AM
LOL Of course it's worth it. People always say that, that gas money was wasted. You think the last time they went into the store was to be their last trip there for the rest of their lives? The next time you go in to shop for figures, you walk over the the service desk and get retail for old, crappy figs you didn't want anyway; no gas required. :D
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Bobafett77 on April 25, 2006, 11:15 AM
What makes this even MORE pathetic is that someone actually took the time to paint those figures! If you don't have $14 to spend on two figures then maybe you should consider finding a new job or a less expensive hobby. ::)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Rob on April 25, 2006, 12:22 PM
I'm thinking that gathering up a bunch of swapped out figures like that could make a really cool niche collection.  Although most of them are no where near as interesting as that pair.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Dan on April 25, 2006, 01:43 PM
That picture is sad. That guys mom must be so proud... 
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ook on April 25, 2006, 01:47 PM
That picture is sad. That guys mom must be so proud... 

I've never forgotten the letter to ToyFare this guy wrote about finding a boxed set of old school X-Men swapped out with modern team members painted in the old color scheme. He said he was furious, and went to explain to the employees what had happened. He said for all his trouble they "looked at me like I had done it".
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: ruiner on April 25, 2006, 02:00 PM
I'm thinking that gathering up a bunch of swapped out figures like that could make a really cool niche collection. Although most of them are no where near as interesting as that pair.

I can help you with that.

Have any TSC Biker Scouts?  I have some POTF2 troops that need new homes!

 ;)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 25, 2006, 03:57 PM
Swapping figures like that isn't to save money, the point is just to see if they can get away with it.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 25, 2006, 05:47 PM
That pair should soon be appearing on eBay:

"ULTRA RARE ERROR CODY UTAPAU CLONE WOW L@@K!!!"

BIN Price  $64.95
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Diddly on April 25, 2006, 05:49 PM
What pisses me off most about that pic is that that Target is selling figs for $5.89. What gives?
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: TheBlackDog65 on April 25, 2006, 11:01 PM
What pisses me off most about that pic is that that Target is selling figs for $5.89. What gives?


In my area I have noticed that we have 3 non-Super Targets and they are selling the figures right now at $5.89. The Super Targets are selling for $6.99.  Sounds like a business move on Target's part for their regular vs Super stores.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: CloneF13Y35 on April 25, 2006, 11:45 PM
and targets don't price match one another, I overheard that from a manager talking to someone some time ago; each store has it's prices and that's it.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jesse James on April 26, 2006, 01:31 AM
What pisses me off most about that pic is that that Target is selling figs for $5.89. What gives?

I caught that too and was none-too-pleased either.  $6.59+ here so $5.89 looks like a dream at this point. 

Star Wars figures are as irritating as gas prices these days.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Gatillo on April 26, 2006, 10:36 AM
I did not find that strange but my local Targets do have the figures for 5.89.  They were originally 6 something but they came down a few months back and stayed down even though WM went up.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ryan on April 26, 2006, 04:18 PM
Targets are still $5.89 here too.

I'm glad I have yet to see any of these figure swaps, or VTSC missing the little mail away piece.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Brian on April 28, 2006, 10:15 AM
According to Yakface (and as of about 9:00 CST this morning), Amazon has Scorch in stock for those who are still looking for one.  A bit steep at $8.99, but it might be an option if you aren't having any luck.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on April 29, 2006, 11:02 AM
How can anyone get mad at that its really funny. Yes, its pathtic but c'mon I love it. They will sell to some Mom that walks by and that kid will never know.
If you go to the store that many times and nothings there its a rebate for the chap that swaps. He would be better off not painting them. When I lived in Redondo someone brought back a ton of old saga figures in swapped out ROTS packages. He included all the parts so I filled some gaps in my collection. they were mint too! :D

Its not always a bad thing. I was happy to pay $5 for Red Battle droids.  ;D
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Ryan on May 1, 2006, 05:16 AM
I saw my first sign of collecting dishonesty (other than scalping) for the first time in 9 years of collecting tonight. Some jackass bought a few Coruscant Obi-Wans opened them, took the robes, and returned the figures without them. >:(
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Gatillo on May 1, 2006, 03:24 PM
Would it help if I said I was sorry and return the robes?


Jokes aside, that is pretty sad.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on May 1, 2006, 04:28 PM
I saw my first sign of collecting dishonesty (other than scalping) for the first time in 9 years of collecting tonight. Some jackass bought a few Coruscant Obi-Wans opened them, took the robes, and returned the figures without them. >:(

Well, at least its still a really good figure. It would have sucked if he'd stuck a Coruscant Chase Obi-Wan in there.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Jesse James on May 5, 2006, 04:42 AM
I actually saw the Coruscant Wave in abundance for the first time tonight at TRU...  Word in from the local collector that works there is that they got 10 cases in and put them all out...

Now I didn't get there till late so it was picked over.  Tons of UGH were long gone, and so were the Scorch figures and Foul Moudamas, but all the rest were in abundance, even Cody (first I'd ever seen him on the pegs) and firespeeder pilot (same thing).

It was nice seeing TRU with a basic figure on the pegs.  Since their sale they haven't had anything at all...  Now a ton.

This tells me WM just isn't really interested in SW right now, and not that they're getting "shorted" on anything from Hasbro.  I think they expect the line to die and are treating it as such...  TRU at least is getting stuff in for once.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Brian on May 5, 2006, 10:38 AM
We've been seeing more of the Coruscant stuff around here lately too, but things have been picked down to the usual pegwarmers.  I still haven't seen a Cody, and he's actually the only figure I'm missing up to this point (and the Target Senate Pack).  WM recently got a lot of figures in, but their pegs are packed basically with the Geonosians, some Hoth, a few gummi Mundis, and lots of Vaders.  I think they are starting to over-estimate the number of Vaders they need on the pegs now, he's hanging at every store in town last I checked.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Darth Slothus on May 5, 2006, 11:04 AM
This tells me WM just isn't really interested in SW right now, and not that they're getting "shorted" on anything from Hasbro.  I think they expect the line to die and are treating it as such...  TRU at least is getting stuff in for once.

I Dispute, Jesse. WM's where I live have TONS of Coruscant wave figs. The local stores (4) have received 3 shipments of it..and we're talking 4-8 cases a shipment! Perhaps it's more of a regional WM thing and NOT a WM thing. I've heard several posts about how much WM sucks from northeast folks and how they never have anything there. Perhaps the unwanted volume comes to WM shopped areas like mine because those other WM's don't want to order it?

I noted my TRU 2 days ago stocked a ton of Coruscant as well..considering how LONG our Targets and WM's have been getting it, the TRU stuff will likely sell more slowly/sit here because they got it in sooo late( a day after stocking tons of every coruscant figure except Ughs)
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: TheBlackDog65 on May 6, 2006, 11:46 AM
I have to agree. Here is how Coruscant played out here in Utah, and in AZ, Cal, Las Vegas. 
Target got the intial shipment on a Tuesday and usually received 2 Genosis cases with 1 Coruscant wave.  Then the next week Target got 2 cases of Coruscant.
That Friday, after Target got its second hit, Walmart got 6 to 8 LONG cases of Coruscant in per store.
Then the following week TRU got 10 cases off Coruscant in per store, and on Thursday Walmart put out 10 more long cases of Coruscant (along with VTSC).  TRU then got more of the wave in also.

So out West, all 3 major retailers have received what the wave (and previous waves followed this same pattern) in abundance. Walmart here was the first and so far the only store to get the Hero's and Villian's wave.  Anyway, just some observations.
Title: Re: Battle of Coruscant Wave
Post by: Diddly on June 16, 2006, 07:07 PM
I'm sure this has been reported before, but I found some Coruscant wave figures today with RED holograms.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v283/DiddlySquat/redcody1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v283/DiddlySquat/redcody2.jpg)

Variation hunters beware!