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Title: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: Rune Haako on July 11, 2012, 09:04 PM
Droid Factory returning confirmed!

New Arena Padme, R2, and Biker Scout in 1st Wave in 2013.

http://www.sirstevesguide.com/content.php/1013-Spy-Photo-from-Comic-Con-First-Reveal-Droid-Factory-Returning-in-2013
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: Jesse James on July 11, 2012, 09:06 PM
Figure erection complete.

But honestly there's some good looking stuff there...

I'm pretty impressed with what I've seen, that's new.  I know it's limited, but it looks good at least.  Dooku's droid is a nice choice, Pablo Jill's twin is nice...  There's good stuff in there.
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: Scockery on July 11, 2012, 09:28 PM
That's the B.A.D. news that some fans were expecting.  ;)
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: Jeff on July 11, 2012, 10:41 PM
At long last, rumors are looking confirmed.  Looks like the "mixed" waves are continuing in 2013. 

Hopefully that is the same "NEW" Biker Scout that is coming with the new Bike.  R2-with boosters is a nice upgrade, Arena Padme looks gook so far too (at least from the small pic - we'll see what upgrades they made to her).  Looking forward to seeing who else is planned for this wave! :)

Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: Scott on July 13, 2012, 02:28 PM
I'm guessing this first wave will be AOTC heavy...

Scout Trooper
Padme Arena
Green Clone
Luminari Unduli
R2-D2 Rocket boy
x
BAD: Dooku's Pilot
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: Jeff on July 13, 2012, 02:44 PM
Looks like it's 12 figures in that first wave:

- Arena Padme
- Rockets R2
- Ep2 Anakin
- Ep2 Clone SGT
- Geonosian Warrior
- Luminara
- Biker Scout
- TIE Pilot (Vader's Wingman)
- RED Battle Droid
- Sandtrooper (Black Pauldron)
- Pablo Jill
- 212th Clone (on VC45 body)

BADs = TC-70 & FA-4
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: Rune Haako on July 13, 2012, 02:52 PM
Who is TC-70?
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: Jeff on July 13, 2012, 02:55 PM
TC-70 = Jabba's CW Protocol Droid:

(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110327162015/starwars/images/thumb/1/15/TC-70.jpg/250px-TC-70.jpg)

They made one in the CW line with the CW Jabba BP.
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: Rune Haako on July 13, 2012, 02:55 PM
Oh yeah, thanks.
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 13, 2012, 03:08 PM
Pleased to have Droid Factory back - but not at the expense of the Vintage line....

Glad we're getting a 12 figure wave right out of the gate that's all (mostly) new.

Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: Scockery on July 13, 2012, 04:29 PM
I know people disliked the previous 212th Clone Trooper...but its toooo soon to even update him with the new mold.

The line-up for the first two waves leaves me underwhelmed. With vintage, out goeth the obscure...oh, well.
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: Brian on July 13, 2012, 05:01 PM
Yeah, I think the figures all look well done - and I'll likely pick up most of them, but the first wave is a bit underwhelming simply because we've seen every single one of those characters before haven't we?  And most of them had pretty decent figures already.  Again, they look good and I'll get them most likely (particularly for the BADs), but not super exciting.  I guess we are getting to the point in the line where we've seen almost everything, but a lot of these (Sandtrooper, Battle Droid, etc.) we literally see every year.
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: Jesse James on July 13, 2012, 05:03 PM
I'm pretty stoked on the initial wave...  It's outstanding and TC-70?  Obscure realistic CW gives me hope that 2nd tier guys will get new figures too, done realistically.

I was pretty stoked at the BAD stuff though.  All of it looked good.
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: Rune Haako on July 13, 2012, 05:07 PM
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Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 13, 2012, 05:34 PM
any details on this new R2?  Ugh I don't want to buy it but probably will be forced to at the expense of the BAD...  Same with the Battle Droid...
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: SnTrooper on July 13, 2012, 08:03 PM
any details on this new R2?  Ugh I don't want to buy it but probably will be forced to at the expense of the BAD...  Same with the Battle Droid...
Looks like a repaint of the TAC RotS one (minus the large flame stand)
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: efranks on July 14, 2012, 12:09 AM
I'm not gonna lie, I'm extremely disappointed in waves 1 and 2.  Yes, there are some nice upgrades in there but letís face it, thereís nothing there we donít already own in one form or another.  And who the hell on the Hasbro team has the juice to keep the goddamned Sandtrooper in rotation?  They released one in 2010 that hung around most of last year, weíre getting another in the next couple of weeks and then the 1st wave of 2013?  Someone needs to have their ass kicked.

We just had the 212th Clone Trooper in January 2011 and now heís back?  Another Vader?  TIE and A-Wing pilots with not ships to support them (that we know of)...plus thereís another TRU pilot pack coming.  Hasbro needs to lay off the pilots for a while.

Pile on top of that thereís no CVI exclusive and the whole presentation today, with only a few exceptions, was a stinking pile of ****.  Even Iím not making excuses for Hasbro this time.  Yes, there are a few figs in there that will sell because they are needed upgrades, but contrary to popular belief, there are still some characters that havenít been done that would make better choices than these.

   E...
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: Jesse James on July 14, 2012, 01:28 AM
I got an impression teh A-Winger may be "all new", if that helps anyone accept it more...  I'm thinking maybe made to look like the Mon Cal A-Winger's sculpt but a human, which would make it a bit more like the original Vintage A-Winger in POTF.

That'd be nice since that's a pretty distinct difference...  Like the Y-Winger I'm into big changes like that when they're warranted.

TIE Pilot I find odd though.  Neat pistol though too.

Sandtrooper (Black Pauldron) was the only figure I looked at and wasn't digging...

Don't get me wrong, I love them and have a ton.  And they sell...  if they're $5 at 5Below.  They fly off the shelves there.  First figure to sell out with Grievous, Jango, Ani, Mace and Kit Fisto to follow...  Sandtrooper always went first though and I have a friend who manages one and showed me their back room when they came in, and they had at LEAST 36 cases of AOTC wave there.  Wowza.  Now they're down to their last couple cases in the back and what's on pegs out front.

Anyway, yeah, the Sandtrooper seems like a bad idea.

Still though I thought the rest was ok...  I liked a lot of it.  R2 isn't high on my list but I liked the last flying one.

The rest I'm buyin' including the clones too.  I'm sure I'll buy the Sandtrooper too though.  Hell, if things keep up I'll just get a case and make sure I get my BAD.
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: Matt R. on July 14, 2012, 03:11 AM
Padme looks great. 
Anakin - updated finally.
Red Battle Droid - Ok (we all seen that one coming)
212th Clone - Much need update still terrible helmet
Sandtrooper - again  ???  What is Hasbro doing ? 
Tie Fighter Pilot - Why ???
EP2 Green Clone - Ok, I guess
Pablo Jill - sweet (didn't ask for him but still buy)
Luminara - a nice update
Geonosian Warrior - a nice repack
Rockets R2 - didn't need him
Biker Scout - I guess if people don't buy the speeder bike  ::)
BADs = TC-70 & FA-4 - Sweet additions

Overall - decent
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: Paul on July 14, 2012, 10:05 AM
Looks like it's 12 figures in that first wave:

- Arena Padme
- Rockets R2
- Ep2 Anakin
- Ep2 Clone SGT
- Geonosian Warrior
- Luminara
- Biker Scout
- TIE Pilot (Vader's Wingman)
- RED Battle Droid
- Sandtrooper (Black Pauldron)
- Pablo Jill
- 212th Clone (on VC45 body)

BADs = TC-70 & FA-4

3 of 12 for me and all Army Builders.  Looks like another year that I can't buy cases without being buried in plastic prequel abominations.
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: Scott on July 14, 2012, 10:20 AM
I may only get a Sandtrooper and Scout Trooper...I have a boatload of the VOTC Scouts.  I'll probably pick up a TIE Pilot too

I also want a count on how many Arena Padme figures they have done.  10?
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: EpicGon on July 14, 2012, 01:49 PM
For this re launched mold of tie pilot, longer legs are needed.
Hope they made a variation of clone head under the helmet.

Biker scout seems as he has got longer legs, but he lacks the red application on back pack.

Is nice hasbro has painted the soles of clone troopers
hope for other figures from OT they keep this job.
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: Jayson on July 14, 2012, 02:28 PM
I also want a count on how many Arena Padme figures they have done.  10?

6 including this one I think (7 if you count the CW version), but this is the second with battle damage.
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: Jesse James on July 14, 2012, 03:55 PM
In my world 2...  The BAD one with the mask and stuff, and this one.  The rest... hah.  Her 2002 figure was so big she dwarfs half the male characters now.

On the TIE Pilot needing longer legs, I disagree Epicgon.  I used to think he's short...  It's the jumpsuit makes him look that way, and the giant helmet.  The TIE Pilots are pretty even with most average height figures I've noticed.
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: Jabba the Slug on July 15, 2012, 07:13 PM
Since this is supposed to be a relaunch on the heels of Vintage, I'm completely underwhelmed. I don't like that AOTC takes the center stage here - sure, an updated Anakin is nice, and so is that Padme, but this is a weak first wave.  :'(

Idk, put Mara Jade in that first wave, or one of the remaining Original Kenner in need of an update, but this is such a lackluster first wave.
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: Sybeck1 on July 15, 2012, 08:55 PM
This whole thing seems like its just phoned in. The AOTC ones I feel were expected to come out, but the OT ones are just downright terrible for the most part, with the repacks.
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 15, 2012, 08:58 PM
This whole thing seems like its just phoned in. The AOTC ones I feel were expected to come out, but the OT ones are just downright terrible for the most part, with the repacks.

I agree with this.

There is a part of me that feels that the AOTC figures in this wave were originally intended for Vintage cardbacks until the Vintage line look was determined to be the scape-goat for all that is "wrong" with the Star Wars line.

It isn't having three separate lines that is the problem or the continued focus on "new" things that in the long run will just turn out to be duds (I'm looking at you Fighter Pods and 12" Power of the Suck figures)
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on July 17, 2012, 08:46 AM

TIE Pilot I find odd though.  Neat pistol though too.

 

That was the first thing I noticed.  Very cool.
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 17, 2012, 09:23 AM
Cool. Never noticed the retro pistol on the TIE pilot. Bet is doesn't come with it though. I'm looking forward to Jabba's protocal droid as well. I always like the paint job on that one.
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: Diddly on July 17, 2012, 01:08 PM
I was kinda down on this wave at first but it's growing on me.

I didn't feel like we needed Padme after the awesome Evolutions/BAD version, but it's nice to have the variant. Anakin, another one that I've been happy with the 2005 Evolutions version but I'll buy this one with ball-jointed hips. Hope he comes with the robotic alternate hand.

Army Builders: Despite the height, I'm a fan of the new Battle Droid, so I'll buy a small army of red droids. TIE Pilots are always welcomed. I have like four, counting that weird Biggs TIE Pilot with the open helmet. This one has those "tears" too, so at least it'd different from the Revenge TIE Pilot we got last year. Sandtrooper? Meh, but I'll probably buy one. Will probably pass on the 212th Clone. These ROTS Clones on VC45 bodies are good ideas in theory but the helmets are awful, so I'll stick with my ROTS #41 Clones. And it's always nice to have some Geonosian Warriors to fight Clones.

I'm assuming that this Biker Scout has ball-jointed hips, but is it the same one included with the new Speeder Bike? If so, I can skip it since I have enough "stand alone" Biker Scouts.

The BADs are probably my favorite part of this wave. Jabba's droid will obviously go great with the other Jabba goons, and Dooku's droid is cool looking. Really the only stinker is R2. Why even bother? This wave is alright to me though I can see why some might hate it.
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: Jesse James on July 17, 2012, 02:16 PM
I initially wasn't on board with R2 as well, but here's why...  It's a Droid Factory R2, not ROTS...  The figure it's based on from ROTS had oil smudges and "glow" from the fire it started on the SBD's...

I actually appreciated this clean flying R2 a lot more when I realized it won't have the paint effects of the 30AC figure.

If the Sandtrooper has the new fold-out E-11 blaster, I'd really appreciate it a lot more, but so far no pics seem to indicate that.  It would make sense since the Wave 6 Vinty one will have that gun though, so we can hope anyway.
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: Brian on July 18, 2012, 11:51 AM
I think the figures in this wave all look very well done, but I just have troubles mustering much excitement for clones and droids anymore.  I'm happy enough with the previous clonetroopers (and droids for that matter), and I don't necessarily need or want any more.  I'm ok with upgrades to main characters if it improves the figure, but some of these had previous versions that were pretty good already.  I still like seeing OT figures like the Biker Scout, Sandtrooper, and TIE Pilot - but I do already have 10+ of most of the previous versions of these already (well, not the TIE Pilot, but others) that I'm pretty happy with.  All that said, I'll probably buy the wave to get the build a droids, but aside from that I could make some pretty considerable cut backs next year (which is tempting).  I still love the hobby, and the figures, but more and more I'm starting to gravitate towards OT only and in a PT movie year, things can be pretty light.  The Padme and Anakin do look nice though, and I'll grab those for sure.
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: darth broem 2 on July 18, 2012, 10:44 PM
I "like" most of the figures.  I will pick up most of them.  Then I'm sure there will be 2 or 3 I have to get to complete the BAD droids.  I actually like the Sandtrooper myself. 
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 25, 2013, 05:14 PM
look who just hit ebay:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-FA-4-battle-droid-pre-item-loose-/390584475094?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item5af0a61dd6

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/STAR-WARS-FA-4-battle-droid-pre-item-loose-/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/z/Ii8AAOxyhlJReN2Q/$(KGrHqZ,!qYFEy1YLcwQBReN2R!QG!~~60_57.JPG)
Title: Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
Post by: Jesse James on April 25, 2013, 07:39 PM
Usually a good sign on production at least haha.