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Title: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Ook on June 22, 2006, 05:39 AM
New Swami predictions, including OT 2-packs (http://www.galactichunter.com/absolutenm/templates/full_article_template_1.asp?articleid=5495&zoneid=2).

It also says The Saga Collection "comes to an end"? Already? A unified line doesn't get any more unified than the whole Saga in one line... ???
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Rune Haako on June 22, 2006, 07:37 AM
THIS SUCKS, more prequel figures!!!!!!!!! >:(
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: JediMAC on June 22, 2006, 07:41 AM
Hasbro's already confirmed at least several new EU figures for 2007 in their recent Q & A's with the various sites the last couple of weeks, so that's not really anything new there, other than they're supposedly going to be coming in 2-packs.

Hope those other OT 2-packs aren't rehashes, otherwise those will be virtually useless to many collectors.  I'm guessing they'll look like the POTJ 2-packs from a few years back, in scene-specific poses.  I also assume the RFT with Vader is actually Captain Antilles, otherwise that'd be a rather bizarre pairing.  Han and Chewie?  Bleh.  Don't need any more of those two.  They better be in a kickass pose if they want that one to actually sell at all.  If the Stormtrooper is VOTC, and if the Tarkin is an all-new OT sculpt, that pack would do very well.

Overall, not much to discuss here really.  Ho-hum...  :-\
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: ruiner on June 22, 2006, 08:17 AM
I wonder if the EU OT packs will be McQuarrie style?

Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Reid on June 22, 2006, 09:17 AM
I hope the Tarkin is a new sculpt... I'd laugh my ass off if they just repainted the ROTS Tarkins hair gray, or repacked the POTF2 Tarkin. Wait, that's what they'll probably do. I predict that the Vader/Rebel Trooper and Stormtrooper/Tarkin will fly off the shelves, while the Han/Chewie will be pegwarming a fierce.
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 22, 2006, 09:23 AM
I'm hoping for some new sculpts on the fleet trooper and Tarkin as well. Stinks that army builders are being stuck with non-army builders again though.
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Brian on June 22, 2006, 10:58 AM
It will be interesting to see what these will end up being, I guess we'll find out at Comic-Con - or have a better idea at least.  Will there be an all "2 packs" line coming late this year/early next year, and if so, will it be all EU (I kind of doubt that).  Are these OT characters "EU" in any way, or just some sets to get the 2 pack line off to a start, with some EU ones sprinkled in later on?  I'm not overly familiar with these characters in various EU stories, but they could possibly be McQuarrie inspired versions (aside from Tarkin and RFT).  I wouldn't be terribly disappointed if they were repacks of VOTC versions, and it would be great to see a new Tarkin/RFT.  Or maybe its just a 2 pack of Cantina Han and Mynock Hunt Chewie :P.  Hopefully that won't be the case, but it will be interesting to see where this leads.  2 packs could be great if the choices make sense - like putting the Stormtrooper with the Rebel Trooper, and sticking Tarking with Vader instead.
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 22, 2006, 12:35 PM
If that RFT is a new sculpt, still with poor articulation and likeness, I am going to be very worried about Jesse James.

 :)
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Roton7 on June 22, 2006, 12:56 PM
If these are actually EU versions on the character listed, this is what I would love:

Darth Vader and Rebel Fleet Trooper: White Darth Vader (from comics), and the Rebel could be anything.

Han Solo and Chewbacca: Maybe an NJO version of the two.

Stormtrooper and Tarkin: possibly some new type of Stormie, and a Tarkin resculpt. But how does that make Tarkin new? Hmm...
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Jeff on June 22, 2006, 05:16 PM
I wonder if the EU OT packs will be McQuarrie style?

I'd totally buy them if they were McQuarrie/Early Concept figure 2-packs... although all the "concept" Tarkin pics I've seen leave him less than intimidating.  Tarkin goes from Cushing's imposing overlord of the Death Star to... well, this guy:


(http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/grandmofftarkin/img/bts_bg.jpg) (http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/grandmofftarkin/?id=bts)

Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Roton7 on June 22, 2006, 06:07 PM
That guy looks exactly like this kid I know...EXACTLY like him!
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on June 22, 2006, 06:24 PM
I've been a big champion of 2-packs for the line, so I'm not entirely disappointed in the idea being taken...  I know my buddy Bob's also suggested the idea among others out there...  I'm surprised it took Hasbro this long to look at 2-packs more seriously (not knowing what these really are though of course).  I've certainly made sure to mention the possibilities of these though in the past when I had the opportunity, but I agree with Jeff that packaging desireable with less than desireable seems odd.  Typically odd, but just like bad decision making...  I dunno.

No worries for me...  yet.  Thanks for the well-wishes.

To be honest I was thinking it'd be Capt. Antilles too, and that's just misinformation/lack of details, but hey it could be just an old Vader and old RFT...  To be honest I'd not be overly surprised if it was the buff one.  I think anything is possible no matter how dumb it may be though.  I try to stay optomistic on the possibilities and hope this is a mini-Evolutions idea on their part but I highly doubt anything of that level of quality is what we get.

Afterall the Kir Kanos set is neat to me, but it's not "new" either...  So if this is more of those, I'm fearful that a lot of it won't be "new" stuff, but rather rehashed pairings.
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Scott on June 22, 2006, 09:17 PM
Sure sounds like McQuarrie figures to me which would make me happier than Virex eating a McDonald's Hamburger

I'm pretty sure the RFT and Tarkin could be based off concept art like Jeff showed above (check out the SW Chronicles Book)
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: evenflow on June 22, 2006, 09:31 PM
Well if its concept figures that sucks in my opinion. Thats not EU in my book. I hope we get some actualy EU charatcers.  >:(
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on June 22, 2006, 10:15 PM
I just want a Rebel Fleet Trooper that is SA with a great sculpt, give it the VOTC treatment... is that too much too ask?

A Vader/Fleet Trooper worries me.  Sounds to me like a repacked Vader with a repacked SAGA Captain Antilles.

 :)
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Scott on June 22, 2006, 10:54 PM
Why would a repacked Vader and Antilles be EU?
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Artoo on June 23, 2006, 01:12 AM
Eh?There better be PT 2-packs then!Maybe a Nute & Rune! ;D
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on June 23, 2006, 02:01 AM
Why would a repacked Vader and Antilles be EU?

That's just the thing - if is them, then it wouldn't make sense these to be EU.  Guess we'll have to wait for pics to know more.

Something about this whole concepts sounds weird.  Hope I'm wrong but I'm not liking what I'm hearing about it so far.

 :)
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on June 23, 2006, 02:46 AM
I'm of the opinion Hasbro isn't gonna go balls to the wall with EU, so I'm not banking on these being ALL EU 2-packs...  Some, but not all.  They've hardly been willing to put a single figure out now and then, much less whole waves of new offerings that happen to be all EU...  I dunno, that sounds fishy.

I'm expecting some not EU, with a smattering of EU...  I guess we'll find out either way soon enough but I'd be a bit surprised at all EU stuff.
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Brian on June 23, 2006, 10:17 AM
That's kind of what I was wondering too.  Like Jesse mentioned, I could see this being a mix of both.  A whole line dedicated to EU doesn't seem real likely, at least looking at the past offerings, but I guess you never know.  If they want the 2-packs to be an ongoing thing, I doubt they would stuff it with EU figures only.  That would be a pretty big risk for them, at least in their eyes.  That said, I'd be quite happy if these were more McQuarrie/concept figures.  I really liked the Stormtrooper, and I would definitely pick up concepts of Vader, Chewie, Han, Luke, etc.  If they repack things, it wouldn't be bad at all if it was 2 packs of VOTC Han/EB Chewie, VOTC Stormtrooper/new Tarkin, etc.  We'll see I guess, hopefully more news at Comic-Con.
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on June 23, 2006, 10:37 AM
EU 2-pk - Antilles choking Vader.   :P

 :)
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Reid on June 23, 2006, 11:21 AM
EU 2-pk - Antilles choking Vader.   :P

 :)

That's certainly very EU.
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Daigo-Bah on June 23, 2006, 12:47 PM
To be the bitter old purist for a second: EU, as always, holds no interest for me.  It's no different in my mind as SW Transformers or anything else like GI JOE or Spawn that never appeared in the films.  For the fans, I hope they make them for you, but it'll be a skipped purchase for me. ;)
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: ddschneider1972 on June 23, 2006, 11:54 PM
I'm thinking some wires are crossed somewhere. From reading between the lines of all the Q&A's....I'm thinking there will be ANH 30th 2 pack Screen Scenes again and there will be Concept EU McQuarrie based figures too....

GalacticHunter: The Ralph McQuarrie Stormtrooper from 2003 was a big hit with fans, and they were snatched off of shelves as quickly as they appeared. Is there any chance that we'll see figures based on Concept Art, Poster Images, or other non-movie images in the near future?

Hasbro: I can't be too specific right now, but that's a great question. Details will be revealed at Comic-Con.

Figures.com: With next year being the 30th anniversary of the birth of the Star Wars franchise, can we expect anything from Hasbro to commemorate the release of the first Star Wars Movie?

Hasbro: Yes! Stay tuned for details in the coming months.
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Reid on June 24, 2006, 11:30 AM
This is from the Hasbro 411:

3 3/4" expanded Universe 2-Packs:

Finally the EU collecotr's time has come. Hasbro plans on releasing no less than 12 Expanded Universe two packs. Each collectible set will include figures based on both Marvel and Dark Horse Star Wars characters. While there's no word on whether we'll be getting the green bunny dude or Hoojibs (Note to Hasbro: Dudes, come on. Hook us up!), we are finally getting a Quinlan Vos figure. The sets include the following:


MARVEL
Darth Vader & Rebel Fleet Trooper
Stormtrooper & Tarkin
Han Solo Stormtrooper Disguise & Chewbacca
Luke Stormtrooper Disguise & R2-D2

Dark Horse
Republic #55 (Clone Wars) - Obi-Wan & Alpha Arc Trooper
SW Tales: Twilight #1 - Quinlan Vos VS. Vilmarh Grahrk

So it looks like it's gonna be Marvel and DH.

Can't wait for that 2-pack with Alpha.
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Darth Broem on June 24, 2006, 12:10 PM
Anyone have some links to pics of some of this EU stuff?  I would just like to see what some of these characters look like - Vilmarh Grahrk, Alpha Arc Trooper, any Marvel pics of the 8 OT characters coming those 2 packs, stuff like that, obviously I can guess what they look like.  Just curious.
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Ook on June 24, 2006, 12:48 PM
Anyone have some links to pics of some of this EU stuff?  I would just like to see what some of these characters look like - Vilmarh Grahrk, Alpha Arc Trooper, any Marvel pics of the 8 OT characters coming those 2 packs, stuff like that, obviously I can guess what they look like.  Just curious.

(http://www.starwars.jp/character/image/vilmarh_grahrk.jpg)

(http://img.anakinweb.com/saga/photos/1/alpha.jpg)

(http://www.comicsvf.com/scans/vocanc/starwars/1.jpg)

(http://www.secondlookcollectibles.com/images/books/starwarsv1n3sm.jpg)

Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Darth Broem on June 24, 2006, 02:57 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Vator on June 24, 2006, 03:30 PM
(http://img.anakinweb.com/saga/photos/1/alpha.jpg)

That image isn't from Dark Horse, it's from a SW Insider 'Holonet' article a few years back.
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Reid on June 24, 2006, 04:24 PM
(http://img.anakinweb.com/saga/photos/1/alpha.jpg)

That image isn't from Dark Horse, it's from a SW Insider 'Holonet' article a few years back.

...And it's not Alpha, it's Thire.
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on June 24, 2006, 10:02 PM
Hmmm, so they are all EU then?  Or so far anyway?

So a Marvel Fleet Trooper is basically a Fleet Trooper with the wrong  color outfit?

That Chewbacca looks interesting...  I recall something similar in the old show Land of the Lost. 

I make jokes but I'm actually happy to see EU...  I'm just not sure this is the EU I wanted to see.  The Fett's rumored sound interesting as all get out though.
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Reid on July 21, 2006, 03:48 PM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/3-06/QA3.jpg)

Nice!
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 21, 2006, 03:57 PM
Oh holy crap.  Someone check in on Jesse...
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Reid on July 21, 2006, 03:58 PM
Han looks like the VOTC sculpt, both body and head.
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Ryan on July 21, 2006, 04:08 PM
And Hasbro wonders why EU doesn't sell well...

::)
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Resurrection Bob on July 21, 2006, 06:23 PM
Han's Stormtrooper helmet has red eyes and mouth.  So VOTC body and head, but then they do that.  It's like everything has to just have one really annoying flaw with Hasbro.
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: evenflow on July 21, 2006, 06:27 PM
I wish we could have gotten at least one of the random characters instead of all repaints. All i ask is for the green rabbit guy.
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Diddly on July 21, 2006, 06:30 PM
That VOTC Stormie Han is mine. Sucks that these are pretty much all repaints though.
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Vator on July 21, 2006, 06:32 PM
I wish we could have gotten at least one of the random characters instead of all repaints. All i ask is for the green rabbit guy.

God, please never invoke the name of Jaxxon ever again.

(http://www.moviepoopshoot.com/comics101/images/2005/may18/jaxxon.jpg)
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Reid on July 21, 2006, 06:44 PM
What, you no like Jaxxon? Call him Jax for short... Which he ain't.
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: evenflow on July 21, 2006, 06:51 PM
At least Jaxxon woul dbe something different.
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Reid on July 21, 2006, 06:58 PM
Oh holy crap.  Someone check in on Jesse...

JJ hasn't been posting at all today, maybe the repainted Gay Pride Fleet Trooper really got to him...
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Angry Ewok on July 21, 2006, 07:02 PM
I've always loved Jax, just because he's so ******* out of place - except in the ol' Marvel Comics... As for the Marvel repaints... I'm really not sure what to think about 'em, except to be disapointed that the only way we're getting a nicely articulated Stormy is by having him airbrushed blue with red lenses...

Bummer there.


Oh holy crap.  Someone check in on Jesse...

JJ hasn't been posting at all today, maybe the repainted Gay Pride Fleet Trooper really got to him...

JJ has been busting his ass on the SDCC News Reports all day.
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Reid on July 21, 2006, 07:03 PM


Oh holy crap.  Someone check in on Jesse...

JJ hasn't been posting at all today, maybe the repainted Gay Pride Fleet Trooper really got to him...

JJ has been busting his ass on the SDCC News Reports all day.

Sorry, no need to be so hostile...
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Angry Ewok on July 21, 2006, 07:07 PM
Sorry, no need to be so hostile...

You've just been irritating the **** out of me today, that's all. No big deal.
Title: Re: GH Swami Predicts EU, 2-Packs
Post by: Scott on July 21, 2006, 07:39 PM
(http://www.starwars.com/community/event/con/f20060718/20060718_picview_hasbro/img/39.jpg)
(http://www.starwars.com/community/event/con/f20060718/20060718_picview_hasbro/img/40.jpg)
(http://www.starwars.com/community/event/con/f20060718/20060718_picview_hasbro/img/41.jpg)
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: jedipurge on July 21, 2006, 07:57 PM
 >:( What the hell is that   :-X
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: CorranHorn on July 21, 2006, 08:00 PM
Straight out of the Marvel comics with the funky color schemes, I like it. Best to use the not so good sculpts on weird paint schemes, I think. POTJ Chewie - blah! POTJ RFT - double blah! Still I'll be picking these up, represent the Marvel love.  :-*
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on July 21, 2006, 08:03 PM
For whatever reason, I like the Han/Chewie one a lot.  I want several.

Tarkin/Stormie - I'll take one.

Vader/Fleet Trooper - I'll laugh at anyone who buys it.   ;)

 :)
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Scott on July 21, 2006, 08:09 PM
I'll probably pick up only the Han and Chewie set and hope Han isn't painted blue and he's a few paint dabs away from being what everyone here wanted...an SA Han Stormie

Chewie can get stuck in the Kashyyyk Scene
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: DoctorPadawan on July 21, 2006, 08:10 PM
The thing that strikes me as amusing (well, besides all six of the figures even being made in the first place; who really demanded Marvel Comics figures anyway?) is that the Tarkin seems to have a new head sculpt in this two-pack, but the one in the Officers box set has the ROTS head sculpt.  Weird.

The Han doesn't look that bad, unless the bluish tint is actually on the figure and not a camera effect.  Chewie (the Wookiee, not the customizer) looks like he just stepped out of his "Memoirs of a Geisha" audition failure. 

The more I look at that Vader/RFT two pack, the more I think that Hasbro just won a lawsuit to get their day-glo license back from Mattel's acquisition of the Batman license a few years ago and they're wanting to exploit the hell out of it.   ;D
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Jediknight760071 on July 21, 2006, 08:11 PM
Better start laughing then, CHEWIE. ;)
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: CorranHorn on July 21, 2006, 08:11 PM
I'll probably pick up only the Han and Chewie set and hope Han isn't painted blue and he's a few paint dabs away from being what everyone here wanted...an SA Han Stormie

It's kinda weird, they went with using a VOTC Stormie for Han that required a bit of retooling. But for the Stormie with Tarkin, they fell back to the Commtech Stormie. What gives there? I'm sure these are only first shots and so they have time to fall back and change things up, but this does seem odd.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 21, 2006, 08:12 PM
Wow I really hate these.  A lot.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Scott on July 21, 2006, 08:15 PM
It is **** like this that just kicks you in the nutsack though

"Willrow Hood will never sell"

But Neon Painted Rebel Fleet Trooper is what everyone wants and will buy oodles of...I call bull**** and can't understand the logic sometimes
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 21, 2006, 08:23 PM
Not only do they think he won't sell, they actually made a point to make fun of your effort on top of it.

LOL

Holy geez, that's amazing.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Diddly on July 21, 2006, 08:46 PM
Wow, a Tarkin in a KOTOR officer uniform. I like it though, so I'll get one. Han and Chewie is actually a great set, Chewie can be placed as some random wookiee, and we can repaint the Han if needed. But Day-Glo RFT and Vader? Pass.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Reid on July 21, 2006, 10:24 PM
The Stormie Han/Chewie Comic Pack is growing on me, I love the use of the SA VOTC body on Han, and I don't yet have any kind of Chewbacca. I like how, like the GI Joe Comic Packs, we get reprints of the EU Comic of which the figures are in. Cool that it's the early '77 comics that are reprinted. I also am liking the Kanos/Jax Comic Pack, hopefully I'll be able to nab one before they inevitably sell out. I'm curious to see the Obi-Wan/Alpha Comic Pack, I wonder if they'll use a pre-existing body, or a new sculpt.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Gatillo on July 21, 2006, 10:44 PM
I do not know if it is just me but that RFT gives me homocidal tendencies. :-X

And the smiling Chewbacca chaps my ass, do not know why, he just does.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Jeff on July 21, 2006, 10:48 PM
Yeah, comic book two-packs - nice to see something new in the line...

(http://www.rebelscum.com/toys/sote2pakvadercard.jpg)

Oops... there's that dreaded comparison back to the huge EU flop SOTE again.   :P


Anyway, I was holding back judgement until I saw these and now... not so impressed.

I can't get past the ugly "red eyes" on the stormtrooper.  I hope the body of Han is regular enough that I can just swap a different Stormie helmet on him.  Otherwise, I hate that RFT paint job and Tarkin's outfit sucks too.   :-\
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 21, 2006, 11:04 PM
What utter rainbow crap!
I will only buy the Han and paint the helmet eyes black. I will literally melt the chewbacca. I HATE that sculpt! Hasbro can shove this were the sun dont shine. They make fun of the figures we want and they give us this.......

I usally buy everything but now I am in the Viva La Revalucion!
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Matt on July 21, 2006, 11:22 PM
Re: Han Stormtrooper

Does anyone who's been around since the beginning of POTF2 remember anything about Kenner/Hasbro, around the time of the Kellogg's Fruit Loops Hantrooper in '95/'96, saying that a Han Stormtrooper would never be made available in the basic line?

I can almost faintly recall reading something about this somewhere, possibly on a Fruit Loops box or something--but I might just be imagining it, too.

Just curious, because we've gotten several Hantroopers since then (Death Star Escape Cinema Scene, Wal-Mart Trash Compactor Screen Scene, and now this one), but never on a single card.  Just seems strange.

But there may be something to it.  Could they have made some deal with Kellogg's way back then that this guy would never be available by himself?
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: evenflow on July 22, 2006, 10:10 AM
I think what annoys me most about these three sets is that this is what Hasbro considers when they say they will be giving us EU figures. I wish they would actually made at least 1 new figure in each set instead of all repaints.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Jediknight760071 on July 22, 2006, 01:47 PM
Quote
Does anyone who's been around since the beginning of POTF2 remember anything about Kenner/Hasbro, around the time of the Kellogg's Fruit Loops Hantrooper in '95/'96, saying that a Han Stormtrooper would never be made available in the basic line?

I don't still have the box in my possession, however, I believe it may have been more along the lines of "Never Before Released" in the basic line. With Kenner out of the picture now and 10 years beyond the promotion, I doubt Hasbro would still be tied to something like that.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: DoctorPadawan on July 22, 2006, 01:50 PM
Re: Han Stormtrooper

Does anyone who's been around since the beginning of POTF2 remember anything about Kenner/Hasbro, around the time of the Kellogg's Fruit Loops Hantrooper in '95/'96, saying that a Han Stormtrooper would never be made available in the basic line?

But there may be something to it.  Could they have made some deal with Kellogg's way back then that this guy would never be available by himself?

It certainly rings a bell with me too, Matthew.  In fact, I remember when Hasbro was doing their pseudo-Fan's Choice poll that the horrible Scanning Trooper won during the OTC run, the Han ST from the DS Trash Compactor set was one of the figures to pick from.  It struck me as odd for the exact same reasons you mentioned, but then he didn't win and I thought nothing else of it.

Interesting observation, though...
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Darth Broem on July 22, 2006, 02:32 PM
These just don't float my boat sorry.  I know plenty are chomping at the bit to get something different but that's not what I had in mind at least.  I wishe they would have offered up a never before made character like Jaxxon as odd as he is.  At least it would be something different.  Or even the Jabba the Hutt character they had in the ANH comice.  That Vader/Fleet Trooper is hideous.  I know plent of people will buy it but man that looks goofy to me. 

It kind of pisses me off that they ruin a Han/Luke stormtrooper with those paint apps.  I know it' supposed to be from the comics (sure Hasbro) but that's just sad.  I guess you can paint the red stuff black though and it would be okay. 

That fake wave Hasbro slide joke thinkg is looking better and better to me. 
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Fritzkrieg on July 22, 2006, 05:26 PM
For once, I'm not going to be a tool and buy this Crap. >:(

Boycott Marvel 2 Packs so Crap like this never happens again >:(
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Reid on July 22, 2006, 05:43 PM
Boycott Marvel 2 Packs so Crap like this never happens again >:(

What's wrong with them? I think they're neat, and you can't go wrong with EU comic packs. Plus, if these sell, we'll see more of the said comic packs.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Ben on July 22, 2006, 05:48 PM
Boycott Marvel 2 Packs so Crap like this never happens again >:(

What's wrong with them? I think they're neat, and you can't go wrong with EU comic packs. Plus, if these sell, we'll see more of the said comic packs.

I second the neatness. Besides, given Hasbro's current love of repaints, who's to say they won't eventually offer Luke and Han disguised as Stormtroopers based on the movie?
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Gatillo on July 22, 2006, 06:04 PM
Boycott Marvel 2 Packs so Crap like this never happens again >:(
you can't go wrong with EU comic packs

I think Hasbro just showed how wrong you can go with comic packs, let me tell you the SOTE comic packs were a lot better than these and they were sorta crappy.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Artoo on July 22, 2006, 11:02 PM
I may get the Han/Chewie set for the Han & re-paint it.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Vator on July 22, 2006, 11:20 PM
Bah to all who dislike these packs, they're probably some of the most original offerings Hasbro has put out to date and I for one am happy to see them.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Reid on July 22, 2006, 11:23 PM
Bah to all who dislike these packs, they're probably some of the most original offerings Hasbro has put out to date and I for one am happy to see them.

Hear hear!
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Gatillo on July 23, 2006, 12:21 AM
Bah to all who dislike these packs, they're probably some of the most original offerings Hasbro has put out to date and I for one am happy to see them.

You are right.  They are pretty original.  One could say as original as Mini unleash or Star Wars Choopers, wait, maybe as original as SW Transformers.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 23, 2006, 02:27 PM
Re: Han Stormtrooper

Does anyone who's been around since the beginning of POTF2 remember anything about Kenner/Hasbro, around the time of the Kellogg's Fruit Loops Hantrooper in '95/'96, saying that a Han Stormtrooper would never be made available in the basic line?

I can almost faintly recall reading something about this somewhere, possibly on a Fruit Loops box or something--but I might just be imagining it, too.

Just curious, because we've gotten several Hantroopers since then (Death Star Escape Cinema Scene, Wal-Mart Trash Compactor Screen Scene, and now this one), but never on a single card.  Just seems strange.

But there may be something to it.  Could they have made some deal with Kellogg's way back then that this guy would never be available by himself?

That rings a bell as well, but that was also ten years ago, contracts and agreements expire, so if there was an agreement, I'll bet it can be gotten around.

Since we're getting a proper Airborne trooper after getting an EU one first, I think it's a good bet we'll get a basic, single carded ANH Han Stormtrooper within a year. I mean, come on, it's Hasbro, far be it from them to let a good mold g to waste.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Darth Slothus on July 23, 2006, 02:46 PM
Re: Han Stormtrooper

Does anyone who's been around since the beginning of POTF2 remember anything about Kenner/Hasbro, around the time of the Kellogg's Fruit Loops Hantrooper in '95/'96, saying that a Han Stormtrooper would never be made available in the basic line?

I can almost faintly recall reading something about this somewhere, possibly on a Fruit Loops box or something--but I might just be imagining it, too.

Just curious, because we've gotten several Hantroopers since then (Death Star Escape Cinema Scene, Wal-Mart Trash Compactor Screen Scene, and now this one), but never on a single card.  Just seems strange.

But there may be something to it.  Could they have made some deal with Kellogg's way back then that this guy would never be available by himself?

That rings a bell as well, but that was also ten years ago, contracts and agreements expire, so if there was an agreement, I'll bet it can be gotten around.


I think the way they technically get around Matthew's argument is by introducing a comic book based figure. If it were a movie accurate fig. then, they would be breaching a statement made earlier. I believe the statement was made on the mail-in form from Kellog's. Another way Hasbro could get around 'reneging' on the statement is in fact if a different company made the statement. Anyway I think it's BS anyway you look at and good point Matthew.

The DS
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Darth Jaxx on July 23, 2006, 05:24 PM
As a nearly 45 yr old collector, I fondly remember these depictions of Vader, Tarkin and the others in the old Marvel comics.
The colors had to be slightly tweaked by the artists... imagine a black armored Vader against a a black space background... that's why he was always presented in many different dark blue/purple shades in the comics. Sure, there was a bit of artistic "interpretation" involved... but it's the stuff I remember waiting month-by-month for back when I was a kid!
In the comics, Vader's lightsaber was actually a flaming sword and I hope one is included with Vader.
Same with the Stormie... a plain white character was too boring. So, it was 'spiced' up a bit!

To summarize... I love the idea of these Marvel EU figs!
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: speedermike on July 23, 2006, 06:17 PM
When I first saw these, I thought that they were terrible, but after seing averything else at Comicon, they're the only figures I really want.  I'm a 38 year old collector, and as a kid, those Marvel comics were read again and again as there was no home video in the day.

We did, however, in the summer of & '78, have a black and white Super 8 highlight reel of Star Wars that was about 4 minutes.  We got that out of the library and watched it oevr and over!
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: obi-dad on July 23, 2006, 10:02 PM
I have to say I'm not that all impressed, though I don't buy EU anyway.   It is a pretty bad choice to finally go back to EU figures but do cheap repaints instead of characters/figures EU collectors have been asking for for years.  But, it's a way for Hasbro to be cheap, turn a profit (if sold) or "verify" that EU figures don't sell.

Next thing you know, they'll put out a piece of craptastic plastic/cardboard for a diorama playset and when it doesn't sell, confirm playsets aren't profitable.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Matt R. on July 24, 2006, 03:23 AM
I am not a fan for the EU 2-Packs, I am going to buy Stormtrooper Han because he is articulated and it looks great, I wish Stormtrooper Luke would have been in the same 2-Pack. as for the other 2-packs (Vader, Tarkin) BIG pass. they look good but not for me.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Brian on July 24, 2006, 09:45 AM
I don't mind these comic packs, although the Rebel Fleet Trooper just looks silly.  I remember the old Marvel comics, so I wouldn't mind seeing this line continue on a little bit too.  I've been wanting a SA Han Stormie (haven't we all), and I really hope that the red eyes on the helmet is the only problem with this figure (please no blue body paint).  I'm not overly interested outside of the Han/Chewie set, but I'll probably grab them all if funds allow.  The Han Stormie really is the gem of the wave though, so far, but the 2 pack idea has potential.  Although these are pretty much just repacks/repaints at this point, $10 for two figures and a comic is the closest to a "good deal" we've seen in the basic line in the past year or so :).
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: ruiner on July 24, 2006, 10:20 AM
Wow, I can't believe Hasbro was able to use existing molds again with this line!  They're neat, but are they worth buying again, but in different colors?

I guess so, I keep buying clones...(and purples one to boot)!   :P
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: jono on July 24, 2006, 12:06 PM
Never mind the EU angle ,these will be released for the 30th of "A New Hope".
And,as such, they are a nice little time capsule to a year of hysteria and wonderment. :)
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Spectre on July 24, 2006, 10:05 PM
I actually really like the idea behind these figures. This coming year is all about the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars, not just it's release as a film, but as the beginning of a cultural phenomenon that continues to this day so putting out action figures based on the original comic book representations of these characters is just one more facet of the overall Anniversary. As someone who is old enough to remember buying the original Marvel run every month, I think the day-glo retro '70's look is just plain fun. Marvel had to take some liberties with the stark black and white imagery to make it more dynamic for the 4-color page and also the lack of good reference material available to them at the time (the writer and artist doing the original adaptation were only shown an early workprint of the film- complete with the long lost Tattooine Biggs and other misisng scenes- and then given a black and white press book as their only references). If I didn't already have my mint copies of the original books, I'd probably grab the sets just for the comics (even recent reprints of these books are not all that cheap) and the figures are a bonus.

Before everyone goes all gloom and doom, look at the second assortment- 3 never before made figures and (most likely) only a single repaint. The 3 never before made figures are actually ones that fans have been asking for for years now. I'm sure we will see some more never before made figures (both from the Marvel run and more modern books) if this line continues. My guess is that this line will be used to sell figures that have been in development but that Hasbro was unsure about their retail potential as they are from sources that not everyone knows (Vos particularly has been rumored to be "in production" for quite some time). The EU is not known by everyone, but at least Hasbro is showing that they do have some level of appreciation for all of the different types of people that buy their products.

Hasbro has said that there will be no less than 12 of these sets next year. I bet that they will do Marvel issues #3-#6 to finish out the first film (this is a no-brainer and only brings the total of sets to 8, leaving 4 to go) and then move on to other (hopefully original) characters. With the overwhelming number of EU characters that were in the top 25 Fans' Choice poll, Hasbro knows that there is a demand for figures from beyond the films. Luckily, alot of the EU characters have appeared in the comics making it easier for Hasbro to have a vehicle to get them into fans' hands as I'm sure that "Novel Packs" would be alot more expensive to make, take up alot more room on the racks, and might actually turn people off since they cannot actually "see" the character they are buying unless Hasbro commissions a special cover with the figures featured on it anyway.

My only real hope is that by the time they get to "original" characters of Marvel's creation (and the Dark Horse characters- which should be fairly realistically colored anyway thanks to the much more modern style in which the DH books are done), they do them in the realistic fashion that the regular basic figures are done in so that I can pick them up and add them to my diorama. I can see doing the movie characters in the comic colors or else there is really no reason to do the Comic Packs except for giving today's kids cool reprints of long unavailable, just plain fun books. If they don't and the "original" characters are done in comic colors, then I'll just have to repaint them in their real world equivalent colors, that's all. No complaining, no crying, just alittle time with a paintbrush :)

BTW- Tarken would make an awsome Hydra Officer (or Troopers in multiples with a masked head!) for any "Marvel Legends Showdown" collectors!
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Rob on July 24, 2006, 10:46 PM
I'm going to buy one of the Han Stormtroopers and paint (maybe use a sharpie?) the red stuff black.

Then I'm not going to buy any of the rest.

I'm officially no longer a completist - and it's liberating.  Thank you Hasbro, for making so much stuff that I really really don't feel like shelling out money for lately.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 25, 2006, 11:18 AM
I'm going to buy one of the Han Stormtroopers and paint (maybe use a sharpie?) the red stuff black.


I was thinking of doing the same thing, but, you know they're going to release a normal version eventually. :P
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Rob on July 25, 2006, 11:18 AM
You're right.  You just saved me another 12 dollars.

I'm saving money left and right next year!
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: JediMAC on July 25, 2006, 12:11 PM
I'll have to get out my old comics and flip through them before these sets come out, so that I'll hopefully acquire a taste for them.  Heck, I think it'd be more fun to do some of the bizarre EU characters from those old comics as well, like that freaky deaky green rabbit...  What was his name again, Jaxx?

Otherwise, these marvel figures just look kinda bizarre to me at this point, as if a kid took his colored markers to his Star Wars figures.  There's just a lot of other comic material to choose from that would've made for better figures I think.  But I these stick with the theme of rehashes, as well as celebrating the 30th anniversary of the line.  Oh well...
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Rob on July 25, 2006, 12:50 PM
If Hasbro really wants to do EU, they should pick a story (NJO would probably be the best for sales) and make a series, 20 figures or more... on nice packaging... make Vong warriors, Jedi Knights, Luke, Leia, and Han.... they could even do Chewbacca ...etc...

It could be awesome.

Instead, they pick a few figures from all over the place that they can get onto shelves with little or no effort (repaints) and the product looks lame.

Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: ruiner on July 25, 2006, 05:49 PM
The thing about these sets is that they LOOK like rehashes. 

With the TSC (and OTC) lines, the rehashes were somewhat decent because they were either A.) kit bashes of decent figures that made the "new" figure better or B.) existing figures with improved paint ops.

I think we're getting near the bottom of the barrel when we start painting "shadows" on Darth Vader and red highlights on stormtroopers.

I mean look at the Chewbacca compared to the comic.  There's really nothing EU about him (or any of the other figures) for that matter!
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on July 26, 2006, 04:16 AM
I'm not even sure where I stand on these sets at this point... 

And yeah I was silent about the Willy Wonka Rebel Fleet Trooper...  I just rolled my eyes.  No wonder they said they thought the trooper was decent, they were gonna re-grunt that turd out.  Fortunately in a format I am just as glad that it is a re-release though since I know that's a pack I dont' want.

The Tarkin set I may actually pick up because I have a Tarkin collecting focus...  The Han set I look at and just get irked because I want the Han but not the red details. I may get that set and do a helmet up for him myself...  Yet at the same time I can't help but think this figure will see basic release with film accuracy too.

Anyway, the Tarkin is the only definite I want because of my collecting habits... 

These sets honestly do nothing for me though.  I do like the non-Marvel concepts though if they're realistic sculpts.  IE: the Crimson Empire pack is really great to me and the figures look fantastic.  That's the EU I kind of like myself...  The Marvel Packs just aren't my cup of tea personally...  And if there's EU that I think has a really distant audience it's fans fo the OLD old comics.  To me the Dark Empire is appealing to the broadier audience but whatever.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: jono on July 27, 2006, 08:58 AM
I think a lot of next year will probably have that "old OLD" audience in mind.
Still, lets wait and see.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Scott on July 27, 2006, 09:07 AM
From what I see though, not many OLD OLD collectors are really happy with what was shown at Comic Con.  I'm not sure who any of the stuff shown is actually catering to.  Its a little bit bizzare when I think about.  Who out there was clamoring for Marvel styled Star Wars figures?  How about 4 EU Clone Repaints?  What about rereleased POTF2 figures?  Its like they went all out on stuff that nobody seems really high on and totally missed the mark of what the masses actually want (outside of the IO pack and the Republic Commandos)

2007 seems a little bit different though....and it'll be interesting to see what actually comes out in those first 5-6 waves
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: poddie on July 27, 2006, 07:05 PM
Here is the box from the Han Froot Loops.  I actually saved it at the time... little small to see the details.  Look slike it says "only available on specially marked packages of Froot Loops cereal."

I don't think it claims anywhere that there will never ever be another Han Stormtrooper figure... that would be pretty darn silly of Hasbro to do that.

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e333/podjasek/Fruitloo.gif)
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Darth Slothus on July 27, 2006, 10:01 PM
From what I see though, not many OLD OLD collectors are really happy with what was shown at Comic Con.  I'm not sure who any of the stuff shown is actually catering to.  Its a little bit bizzare when I think about.  Who out there was clamoring for Marvel styled Star Wars figures?  How about 4 EU Clone Repaints?  What about rereleased POTF2 figures?  Its like they went all out on stuff that nobody seems really high on and totally missed the mark of what the masses actually want (outside of the IO pack and the Republic Commandos)

2007 seems a little bit different though....and it'll be interesting to see what actually comes out in those first 5-6 waves

That's because there's a new generation of SW fans now. They(Hasbro) rarely aim for us anymore, Scott. We want it movie authentic...but it seems like coming product is more non-movie dream stuff :(
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: speedermike on July 27, 2006, 10:13 PM
I agree.  Im an old timer, and Comic-Con was a letdown.  Not so much for the "made up" stuff, but the lack of new sculpts was depressing.  It's just hard to get excited about stuff I already kinda own.

That being said, 2007 is already shaping up to be a banner year with the McQuarrie line.  While they may be more "made-up" stuff, at least they're based on the designs that started the whole darn thing.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on July 28, 2006, 02:30 AM
This Marvel stuff does boggle my mind a bit too Scott as I really didn't see it climbing any EU charts in anyone's minds anywhere I read (GH, RS, here)...  So I don't know.  Part of me thinks they actually were trying to get some approval from the older audience though as the Marvel stuff obviously is aimed at people in their late 20's and early 30's...  It's EU when EU sure as **** wasn't cool.

The Dark Horse stuff has the broader appeal IMO though...  The Crimson Empire pack is fantastic to me, even though it wasn't my favorite story (wasn't bad, just wasn't great either).  The Marvel stuff though...  Eh, I don't know.

There's only two things I see it really trying for, and bear with me here as I am just guessing on this stuff.

-As I noted it's aiming at older crowds trying to appease them by offering them something from their childhood.  It's similar in a way to Mc-Figures really in that regard.  I think Hasbro just picked some shite material to run with is all, and to get a new Han Stormtrooper like that instead of a film-accurate one first is really sort of the things that irritate the older collector instead of being viewed as a positive.  So with this theory in mind you almost kind of have to feel bad (well, not really) for Hasbro for going with an idea that seems pretty much to have not been well-received by many people.  I'm guessing not the majority...

I have a hard time wrapping my head around any potential appeal these would have for kids too, so I can't see who they're aimed at BUT us.

-My second theory is that this is Hasbro's sorta ****** way of testing EU waters without straying too far from the films...  IE: they're repainting film figures to mimic the comics however the comics are the film adaptations and so the subject matter is repainting instead of heavier investments, and not really straying from the films...

The latter is the bigger letdown to me.  Had the comic 2-packs been ONE Marvel pack perhaps, one Rogue Squad, etc., etc...  I think it maybe would've been better, but that's just my opinion.  I'm also into the prospect of seeing some cool EU stuff that I've actually liked.

That's just my thoughts on it I guess...  I don't think I was disappointed overall with Comic-Con but the 2-packs being all Marvel were meh at best.  I was really hoping for better here.  Tarkin's the only one I kind of dig...  I'm still on the fence for the Han Solo actually, and may not get that one.  The Tarkin one I only want because of my focus... 

They owe a decent Tarkin resculpt in this line at some point though.  POTF2 is incredibly outdated and ROTS is only good for ROTS...  Anything less is pathetic.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: CorranHorn on July 28, 2006, 02:05 PM
-My second theory is that this is Hasbro's sorta ****** way of testing EU waters without straying too far from the films...  IE: they're repainting film figures to mimic the comics however the comics are the film adaptations and so the subject matter is repainting instead of heavier investments, and not really straying from the films...

We have a winner! I'm surprised no one guessed this earlier. Hasbro has already stated that they do not believe that the Expanded Universe sells well and is only targeted to a small audience. So they want to try this new sub-line, but do not want to put a lot of investment into it early on in the chance it fails. So they repaint figures which costs significantly less to them than to do all the work of creating new figures. This way, they will lose very little money if the line does tank.

Now the flipside to that is, based on their choice they may have doomed the line to fail before it really gets going. Clearly, many people aren't liking the Marvel 2-packs - personally I like them, as a kid I always wanted Marvel based figures as I was and still am a huge fan of the comics, granted I wanted to see Rik Duel, Capt. Dribble, and Baron Tagge, but these new interpretations of classic characters are far more interesting to me than the 100th clonetrooper repaint. Anyways, with so many people not liking the Marvel 2-packs, the potential sales capability decreases which in turn will lead Hasbro to decide the overall idea is not sound and we won't get much past the first 2 waves.  Worse yet, to add to the potential lack of sales, they will probably oversaturate the market with the first wave which will scare retail from buying into future waves. This is typical of Hasbro to do and then we'll just hear it from Hasbro again that EU doesn't sell and that will be just a shame.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Gatillo on July 28, 2006, 03:04 PM
I agree with you both and have thought a lot about this very issue, snce I love EU stuff as much as movie accurate stuff.  Still, I heavily doubt that I will buy these sets in an attempt to jump start an EU line and not b/c that would not be great but b/c a EU line that starts with these 2-packs might get worse instead of better; if you can believe that.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: CorranHorn on July 28, 2006, 03:58 PM
I agree with you both and have thought a lot about this very issue, snce I love EU stuff as much as movie accurate stuff.  Still, I heavily doubt that I will buy these sets in an attempt to jump start an EU line and not b/c that would not be great but b/c a EU line that starts with these 2-packs might get worse instead of better; if you can believe that.

That option certainly exists. Hasbro could say to themselves that if the Marvel 2-packs sell so well, they have a market for repainting existing figures for character representation from the comics. And then we'll get the same thing in future waves. It is a damn if we do, damn if we don't situation. On the flip side, there isn't much past evidence to indicate what Hasbro will do. In situations like this, they tend to pull the plug on the new sub-line after the first 2 or so waves. So future waves will really be a big question mark.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Nathan on July 28, 2006, 05:30 PM
Why oh why, Hasbro?? WTF is up with these? ::)

I'm vaguely interested in the Chewie and Tarkin, pending better photos. I'd probably try to sell off the troopers. The RFT/Vader set is just stupid though.

Like some of you others, I forsee this initial wave bombing and the next waves of "real" EU barely seeing the light of day. :'( >:(
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: DoctorPadawan on July 30, 2006, 12:29 PM
Like some of you others, I forsee this initial wave bombing and the next waves of "real" EU barely seeing the light of day. :'( >:(

It's the Hasbro Method of Destruction:

PART 1:  First wave consists of your worst figures.  Overproduce said wave and convince retailers to overorder.  Collectors look at the selection and laugh, with only the carded completists and random folks to pick them up.  Wal-Mart gets 200 more cases per store, killing any possibility of them getting future waves.

PART 2:  Second wave consists of 2 of the requested figures, but the case pack is filled out with more of the crappy figures from wave 1.  The requested figures disappear immediately, showing up shortly thereafter on Ebay, and the crappy figures sit.  Toys R Us orders 200 more cases per store and receives more of the aforementioned wave 1 assortment, which sit on the pegs alongside POTJ Bespin Guards, Sabes, and OTC Millennium Falcons for the next 20 years.

PART 3:  Third wave consists of army builders (Clones and/or Stormtroopers) and for some reason doesn't include the difficult to find requested pack from wave 2.  Due to the gluts at WM and TRU, Target only gets one shipment of these, with some stores not getting any due to Target having a backlog of wave 1.  Wave 1 is clearanced for 97 cents by Target and Hasbro cancels the line, stating that sales were sluggish and the fan support just wasn't there.

Lather, rinse, repeat.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Artoo on July 30, 2006, 11:39 PM
I have a feeling I'll be picking up the DH packs since those comics look like the movies.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Darth Slothus on August 1, 2006, 04:00 PM
Like some of you others, I forsee this initial wave bombing and the next waves of "real" EU barely seeing the light of day. :'( >:(

It's the Hasbro Method of Destruction:

PART 1:  First wave consists of your worst figures.  Overproduce said wave and convince retailers to overorder.  Collectors look at the selection and laugh, with only the carded completists and random folks to pick them up.  Wal-Mart gets 200 more cases per store, killing any possibility of them getting future waves.

PART 2:  Second wave consists of 2 of the requested figures, but the case pack is filled out with more of the crappy figures from wave 1.  The requested figures disappear immediately, showing up shortly thereafter on Ebay, and the crappy figures sit.  Toys R Us orders 200 more cases per store and receives more of the aforementioned wave 1 assortment, which sit on the pegs alongside POTJ Bespin Guards, Sabes, and OTC Millennium Falcons for the next 20 years.

PART 3:  Third wave consists of army builders (Clones and/or Stormtroopers) and for some reason doesn't include the difficult to find requested pack from wave 2.  Due to the gluts at WM and TRU, Target only gets one shipment of these, with some stores not getting any due to Target having a backlog of wave 1.  Wave 1 is clearanced for 97 cents by Target and Hasbro cancels the line, stating that sales were sluggish and the fan support just wasn't there.

Lather, rinse, repeat.


 You said it the best Doc! That's exactly how I see it too.

I don't know why Hasbro likes to doom an experimental line in the beginning. They always send the most product out in the first wave, usually it's undesirable, then they ship less for remaining waves(if any) based on first waves' sales...making subsequent waves rare. Sometimes it seems like they don't take enough risk(new, well-marketed sculpt ideas) which really baffles me since when they do they come out with poorly thought out cross-over to other toy ideas like BIKERS ect. For a toy company that the SW line is their leading seller I just don't understand why they can be so predictably conservative with SW new toy line attempts.

There IS past evidence unlike what Corranhorn said about Hasbro's typical line starting blunders with EU.. Clone Wars- First wave HUGE, overshipped, with several pegwarmers :(
Subsequent waves were considerably less in quantity with more desirable figs. SOTE figs
high in quantity with pegwarmers--it shot itself  in the foot from the getgo.

Look at the present...
--At the Comic Con questions were raised about unleashed figs coming back...what are we getting repacks. Hasbro claims they'll see how well the repacks sell before thinking about making anything else(no risk)...so they are reselling a recent fig, greivous and a common vader ::) and a rare fig boba ;)...I argue that had they added the unmasked vader the line woulda had a better shot to see more new figs.
--Marvel comics packs? I'm hearing ALOT of dissapointment, I'll bet it pans out exactly the way the Doc put it :P
--Unleashed battle packs? Hasbro comes off at the CC like they want you to buy-in that it's one of their best selling lines :P. Actually, it appears to be in a similar situation of the original unleashed... they have a wave that they overproduce ( wave 1 and 2 unleashed battle packs)(regular unleashed was the aayla,sandtrooper wave and wave 1) then the rest of the waves do well (less produced)? Personally I'd say the original line did better, though. So, is Hasbro gonna come out in 2007 and say they're cancelling unleashed battle packs because it's not selling like they claimed about the Unleashed...after they tell us at CC the line is doing great ::) :P >:(?

Freaks at Hasbro

The Ds
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Paul on August 3, 2006, 08:40 PM
I liked the Comic Packs Hasbro did for GI Joe..I have them all.  Their choice of characters is funny at times.  But they do not share space with my Vintage RAH stuff because they do not "match" continuity.  I am afraid these Star Wars Marvel packs will be the same way. 

I'm not thrilled about the colors on Tarkin or Han Stormtrooper, but they are true to the comic, so my nostalga factor is way up there.

I'd love to see the line get deep into the Marvel series and if they would give us any of Dark Horse Comics Rogue Squadron Human pilots, I'd be thrilled...or all the main characters from Rogue Leader....I would also take any figures from the Empire or Rebellion series.  But at least those are more realisticly colored.

I don't think I would be oppossed to "Infinities" versions of some of the characters either. 

Pretty much any OT human character in a different costume is ok by me, as long as it is realisticly painted.  But I think the 2 things might be mutually exclusive in Hasbros world.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Matt on August 3, 2006, 10:25 PM
Here is the box from the Han Froot Loops.  I actually saved it at the time... little small to see the details.  Look slike it says "only available on specially marked packages of Froot Loops cereal."

I don't think it claims anywhere that there will never ever be another Han Stormtrooper figure...  that would be pretty darn silly of Hasbro to do that.

Thanks, "poddie."  All I'm saying is, I think I have a very faint memory of reading something like that a long time ago.  It may have been in some other Kellogg's literature; it may have been in one of the collecting magazines back then; it may have been pertaining to some other figure; and it may have never happened at all, and my brain's just making it up to have a good explanation of why there hasn't been one in the basic line.

You're right:  It does seem silly for Hasbro to make some agreement like that, but who's to say there's not some truth to it?  I mean, think about all of the goofy, non-speaking, one-second-of-screen-time characters we've gotten as single-carded figures over the years, and then think about Han Stormtrooper: a main character in a different outfit who we've gotten three (soon to be four) times in eleven years, all in obscure packaging schemes, and never in the basic line.

So, I wouldn't be at all surprised if there's some legal mumbo-jumbo behind it, as conspiracy-theorist as that may sound.

Now. . .  what's the latest on the Tonnika Sisters? 
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Rob on August 4, 2006, 12:00 AM
After speaking to one of the Tonnika sisters at C3 - I can tell you that there is no legal problem on her end as far as likeness goes, and she's authorized Hasbro to make her figure with a neon-blue/green airbrush scheme and a really big jetpack for the Marvel line.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Gatillo on August 4, 2006, 12:03 PM
scheme and a really big

You lost me right there, after really big :P
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Diddly on August 19, 2006, 03:40 PM
Not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but EE has a case (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87504A) of Wave 1 available for preorder.

The breakdown?

4x Issue #1 with Darth Vader & Rebel Fleet Trooper
2x Issue #2 with Grand Moff Tarkin & Stormtrooper
2x Issue #3 with Han Solo in Stormtrooper Disguise & Chewbacca

 ::)
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Artoo on August 19, 2006, 03:46 PM
Wow, how like Hasbro to pack something Vader X4. ::)
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Rob on August 20, 2006, 03:01 AM
Yeah:

Flourescent fleet trooper that no one in their right mind would want, x4.
Han in Stormtrooper disguise, which will probably be the most popular, x2.

Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Artoo on August 20, 2006, 11:36 AM
I agree that it was stupid to put the SA Stormie Han in a stupid pack instead of basic, but he's an easy custom. My guess is Luke is a commtech re-hash. ::)
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: ruiner on August 21, 2006, 09:09 AM
I agree that it was stupid to put the SA Stormie Han in a stupid pack instead of basic,

I agree, but it's marketing at it's best (until collectors get fed up with that kind of ****)!

Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Gatillo on August 21, 2006, 10:19 AM
Exactly.  Hasbro knows that some of us will go like moths to a flame over whatever piece of turd they put out with the name STAR WARS on it.  I remember that thread we had active a while back where people posted pics of the worst figures ever but sadly we all had them. :-\
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Darth Slothus on August 21, 2006, 07:29 PM
Yeah:

Flourescent fleet trooper that no one in their right mind would want, x4.
Han in Stormtrooper disguise, which will probably be the most popular, x2.



I couldn't agree more with Rob here. Like Past history has shown Hasbro is content with this being a temporary wave this is the reason for the case ratio the way it is...the RFT(FFT) will pegwarm and likely Vader. Subsequent shipments will be less case quantity, perhaps harder to get. Then Hasbro will announce retirement of the line. Typical shot foot at green flag ::)
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: speedermike on August 24, 2006, 04:49 PM
There's pics on the front page of the Crison Empire 2-pack, and it has a big "Star Wars Comics" logo on it.  I'm sure that's how these things will be packaged.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Matt on September 19, 2006, 03:55 PM
Some new-ish images at JediInsider (http://jediinsider.com/index.php?catid=8&itemid=9803):

Carded Blue Vader and Neon Rebel Trooper (http://jediinsider.net/g/albums/Hasbro/Comic_Packs/Hires/3.jpg)
Corresponding comic (http://jediinsider.net/g/albums/Hasbro/Comic_Packs/Hires/4.jpg)
Blue Vader and Neon Rebel Trooper loose (http://jediinsider.net/g/albums/Hasbro/Comic_Packs/Hires/5.jpg)

Carded Jolly Green Tarkin and Crap-Ass Red, White, and Blue CommTech Stormtrooper (http://jediinsider.net/g/albums/Hasbro/Comic_Packs/Hires/0.jpg)
Corresponding comic (http://jediinsider.net/g/albums/Hasbro/Comic_Packs/Hires/1.jpg)
Jolly Green Tarkin and Crap-Ass CommTech Red, White and Blue Stormtrooper loose (http://jediinsider.net/g/albums/Hasbro/Comic_Packs/Hires/2.jpg)

Carded Worst-Ever Chewbacca and Wasted Opportunity Han Stormtrooper (http://jediinsider.net/g/albums/Hasbro/Comic_Packs/Hires/6.jpg)
Corresponding comic (http://jediinsider.net/g/albums/Hasbro/Comic_Packs/Hires/7.jpg)
Worst-Ever Chewbacca and Wasted Opportunity Han Stormtrooper loose (http://jediinsider.net/g/albums/Hasbro/Comic_Packs/Hires/8.jpg)


Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Gatillo on September 19, 2006, 04:04 PM
I loved those pictures.  Actually they are so good that I will keep the pics and pass on the figs. :P
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Reid on September 19, 2006, 04:11 PM
I'm loving the Han/Chewie pack.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Diddly on September 19, 2006, 04:32 PM
Anyone know what Vader that is? It looks like it's from the POTF2 era, but I'm not sure.

I really want the comics for some reason, so I'll pick all of these up. Should be easy for people to customize the Hantrooper though.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Matt on September 19, 2006, 04:43 PM
Anyone know what Vader that is? It looks like it's from the POTF2 era, but I'm not sure.

My guess is that it's the 1999 POTF2 CommTech version:

(http://www.rebelscum.com/toys/potfvadercommtechfrontarms.jpg)
(http://jediinsider.net/g/albums/Hasbro/Comic_Packs/Hires/5.jpg)
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Greg on September 19, 2006, 04:52 PM
I'm definitely passing on these. I really hope that any future comic sets aren't this disappointing. If the characters were in normal, movie-like colors, I would buy one of each of these three sets. But, I think I'll just save up for a Kir Kanos/Carnor Jax figure set instead. 
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on September 19, 2006, 05:08 PM
I love that when you bend the knees of the RFT, the black pin stripe now would be on the inside of his lower leg and not match up.  That's fine craftsmanship.

Hasbro, your Sherbert Fleet Trooper SUCKS!
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 19, 2006, 08:48 PM
Oh boy, these things are ugly and brutal (http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/Star_Wars_Comic_Packs_In_HiRez_100277.asp)
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 19, 2006, 08:51 PM
Anyone know what Vader that is? It looks like it's from the POTF2 era, but I'm not sure.

My guess is that it's the 1999 POTF2 CommTech version:

(http://www.rebelscum.com/toys/potfvadercommtechfrontarms.jpg)
(http://jediinsider.net/g/albums/Hasbro/Comic_Packs/Hires/5.jpg)

It can't be the '99 version, look at the shape of the armor below the knee and at the top of the boot.  The '99 version has a piece that is slender and more vertical, the comic version has a trapezoidal piece there.  Also, and probably more obvious, look at the leg stance.  The '99 version has legs that are straighter and closer together than the wider stance of the comic version.

I'll have to investigate to figure out which Vader that is.  This is a definite pass for me though, so it doesn't really matter.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: spec_spidey on September 19, 2006, 11:28 PM
I think, I will pick up the Tarkin/Stormie & Chewie/Han packs. Only thing I don't understand is why use the CommTech Stormie, but the VOTC Stormie for the Han? Why weren't both figures just made with the VOTC Stormie body? Cuz from the pictures the Han clearly has the VOTC body. ::)
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Rob on September 20, 2006, 12:41 AM
Worst pieces of **** Hasbro's put out in 11 years.


These are going to be on clearance in no time.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: JesseVader08 on September 20, 2006, 12:51 AM
Worst pieces of **** Hasbro's put out in 11 years.

On one hand you may be right, but they are so bizarre looking that I like them.  They're even better packaged in front of the goofy old Marvel comics.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Rob on September 20, 2006, 12:59 AM
Nope, I'm definitely right.

These things are straight up stupid - no way around it.   :D



When they decide to release Han in Stormtrooper gear without the airbrushing, I'll pick that up.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Matt on September 20, 2006, 01:04 AM
It can't be the '99 version, look at the shape of the armor below the knee and at the top of the boot.  The '99 version has a piece that is slender and more vertical, the comic version has a trapezoidal piece there.  Also, and probably more obvious, look at the leg stance.  The '99 version has legs that are straighter and closer together than the wider stance of the comic version.

Eh, still looks like the '99 version, to me. 

What other Vaders are there that are based on the ANH suit?

And it may not mean anything, but they're using the same interrogation droid (albeit repainted), that was included with the '99 Vader.

(http://www.rebelscum.com/toys/potfvadercommtechfront.jpg)
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Rob on September 20, 2006, 01:05 AM
It could be that version with retooled legs.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 20, 2006, 09:39 AM
I don't even think it's retooled legs. The difference in slenderness in the legs could be a simple trick of the new paint scheme and the difference in stance is a common variation inconsistency between figures of the same mold.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Matt on September 20, 2006, 10:56 AM
There's a little dent or wrinkle just above the left knee on both versions, which leads me to think that the legs are the same.  I agree with Anton--the different paint apps (and the way the '99 version is posed in both photos) make it difficult to tell, but it looks to me that it's just a straight repaint of the '99 Vader. 

The one thing i'm curious about is - the '99 Vader had the lightsaber hilt sculpted onto the left hip, and it's impossible to tell if that's the case with the new Vader, too (at least for me, anyway).
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Darth Broem on September 20, 2006, 01:38 PM
Well they are packaged nice with the comic book in the background.   I won't be getting any of them though.  It's something different I suppose.  They have to offer some product at a higher pricepoint it seems  They should be giddy to release "new" versions of those characters since they don't need a new mold.  I just hope they don't rot on the pegs.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: ruiner on September 20, 2006, 10:30 PM
Oh, I think they'll rot on the pegs - sans the Han pack.  He is an easy fix for most customizers.

With that said, these are by far the worst repaints/repacks  I've ever seen from Hasbro.  And that's saying a lot.

Next year, if the releases are right, I'll be focusing on Sideshow 12" vs. Hasbro rehashes.

These packs really are insulting to the loyal collector base. 

 :-X
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on September 21, 2006, 04:23 AM
I think Brad needs to pee on these things.  That's what I think.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 21, 2006, 09:30 AM
I think Brad needs to pee on these things.  That's what I think.

I thought you'd be first in line with that Rebel fleet trooper. ;)
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on September 21, 2006, 04:54 PM
I'll shat upon them...  Brad's the pee master.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Artoo on September 21, 2006, 08:59 PM
Why can't Hasbro just please us with one of their zillion re-paints & re-paint the Han?!  :-\
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 22, 2006, 09:41 AM
I'll shat upon them...  Brad's the pee master.

 ;D

Why can't Hasbro just please us with one of their zillion re-paints & re-paint the Han?!  :-\

That would have been priceless.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Jayson on September 26, 2006, 06:10 PM
Available for preorder as shop.starwars.com (http://shop.starwars.com/catalog/product.xml?product_id=405560;category_id=;pcid1=;pcid2=)
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Reid on September 30, 2006, 09:20 PM
When are these supposed to be released? Front page says Fall, but the Comic-Con slideshow said January. Can't wait to get that Chewie/Han Stormie set.
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Jeff on September 30, 2006, 09:50 PM
Both SWShop and EE say they will ship in Nov 2006.  That's Fall in my book.   ;)
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: Artoo on September 30, 2006, 10:05 PM
When are these supposed to be released? Front page says Fall, but the Comic-Con slideshow said January. Can't wait to get that Chewie/Han Stormie set.
I can. :P That's because all of the **** we'll be getting in fall. :(
Title: Re: Marvel Comic and EU 2-Packs
Post by: David on October 10, 2006, 11:02 PM
When are these supposed to be released? Front page says Fall, but the Comic-Con slideshow said January. Can't wait to get that Chewie/Han Stormie set.

Are you kidding that chewie may be the absolute UGLIEST and worst painted figure in history plus we've seen that repaint/repack a billion times. it looks like that chewie is holding a flashlight under his face in the dark in fact i cant see why anyone would be interested in any of this comic line :P
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jediknight760071 on October 10, 2006, 11:46 PM
Perhaps he wants to repaint them?
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Reid on October 11, 2006, 03:57 PM
Perhaps he wants to repaint them?

Nope.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jeff on October 26, 2006, 12:37 AM
Who wants to see new loose photos of arguably four of the ugliest figures ever made?

Clicky the thumbnail below... if you dare.

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/10-06/front_bluetrooper.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/newspro/fullnews.cgi?newsid1161837223,42403,)

Scary, huh?  Maybe we should have saved this story for next Tuesday...  :P
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: MetalJedi on October 26, 2006, 04:04 AM
What's scary is the Commtech Stormie keeps coming back.  :-X
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 26, 2006, 09:39 AM
Figures that the Han/Chewie pack pictures aren't available yet considering all the hub-bub about the Basic Stormtrooper due out. I'd be creat to confirm that a good VOTC Strormie body with removable helmet exists.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Gatillo on October 26, 2006, 07:46 PM
It is scary and in some many levels. :-X
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Reid on October 26, 2006, 08:11 PM
What's scary is the Commtech Stormie keeps coming back.  :-X

It's a good sculpt...
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Dan on October 27, 2006, 03:10 PM
That stormtrooper is something else... If the blue/gray are shading/lighting highlights, how do you get a stark white belt?

It's like the sandtroopers gleaming white shoes with dirty legs, torso, arms, and head- APPLY THE SPECIALTY PAINT APS AFTER ASSEMBLY!! (end of rant)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Artoo on October 27, 2006, 03:21 PM
What's scary is the Commtech Stormie keeps coming back.  :-X

It's a good sculpt...
It is, until the SA CW Clones it was my favorite figure ever he's been pushed so far down now.
Those sets are scary, they are so scar no one is going to pick those up.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on October 27, 2006, 09:19 PM
What's scary is the Commtech Stormie keeps coming back.  :-X

It's a good sculpt...

this coming from the guy that says the tsc naboo soldier is a better sculpt than the votc stormie.  :o  :P
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Ben on December 8, 2006, 11:55 PM
Found these at TRU tonight. Whatever look they were going for on the Stormtroopers, they missed.

I had hoped they'd look better in person, but they're every bit as terrible as the pics we've seen make them look.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: MetalJedi on December 9, 2006, 07:38 AM
What's scary is the Commtech Stormie keeps coming back.  :-X

It's a good sculpt...

In Bizarro World maybe.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on December 9, 2006, 11:29 AM
i actuall;y have changed my mind about these. i actually find them quite appealing in the boxes. im gonna collect them all.  8)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JangoTat on December 9, 2006, 12:57 PM
the han solo figure looks cool though.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Scott on December 10, 2006, 10:45 PM
I had them all in my cart this morning at TRU and then I put the Vader/Trooper pack back and then I put Green Tarkin and the absolutely asinine red/white/blue Stormtrooper and then I finally put Chewie/Han back.  Han is a great figure, using the SA Stormie body but I just hate the paint and don't want to spend the time to customize.  I'll wait for the eventual rerelease.  They are a good idea but the comic likenesses bite major stinky ass
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JangoTat on December 11, 2006, 06:56 AM
does anyone know if they will be selling in canada? like anytime soon. i still havent seen any. and im actually interested in buying them.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 11, 2006, 09:38 AM
To be honest, I'm more interested in the comics than I am in the figures. :P

The Han is fantasic though. Can't wait for a non-comic release.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: speedermike on December 17, 2006, 12:27 PM
I picked these up the other day, but can't bring myself to open them.  Don't get me wrong, I really LIKE these oddballs, but they look so great on the card that I may not open them.  This is really tough for me, because I open everything!  Any wisdom?
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on December 17, 2006, 01:13 PM
I'm happily passing on all the sets...  I'd take a Tarkin if I was offered one loose but I wont' buy a set for it.  If it's not a realistic likeness I'm not interested anymore...  The animated CW figures were cute, but I passed because I wanted the non-animated, and these fall into a similar category for me.  I'm happy to save the $$$ instead of picking these up.

NOw, the new figures coming in some sets...  Those I'm looking forward to.  Even if some of the comics they're from suck, I am still interested.  The Crimson Empire set was really well made so I'm hoping the figures in the other "new" comics are of similar quality.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 26, 2006, 10:38 AM
Two more were officially announced on last weeks force cast:

Bultar Swan & Koffi Arana and

A'Sharad Hett & "dark" Anakin
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Broem on December 26, 2006, 10:43 PM
I just don't know if I'm excited enough about Bultar Swan to spend $15-20 to get her?  I do not even know what that character is packaged with her?  I might go for the Tusken Raider Jedi depending on how it looks.  The tatooed Anakin just plain makes me laugh but I don't know the story there.  So, maybe it's kickass? 
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: evenflow on December 26, 2006, 11:16 PM
I am down for A'Sharad Hett, could be good.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nicklab on December 26, 2006, 11:41 PM
I just don't know if I'm excited enough about Bultar Swan to spend $15-20 to get her? 

$15 to $20?  The comic 2-packs cost $10.99 each at Toys R Us, and with that price in mind you can probably get them cheaper at both Target and WalMart.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Diddly on December 27, 2006, 01:45 AM
Two more were officially announced on last weeks force cast:

Bultar Swan & Koffi Arana and

A'Sharad Hett & "dark" Anakin

Okay, I know Hett is that Tusken Raider Jedi/Sith, but does anyone want to explain who the other two are?
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nicklab on December 27, 2006, 11:30 AM
A'Sharad Hett is a Tusken Raider Jedi.  He isn't a Sith.

Bultar Swan and Koffi Arana are both Jedi who are in the Dark Horse one-off, PURGE.  It's the story of a group of Jedi who gather on Kessel after Order 66.  They meet to determine whether to fight or go into hiding.  Vader ambushes them at the meeting, taking out most of the Jedi and leaving a couple for the 501st to kill off.  Bultar Swan had a small ammount of screen time in Attack Of The Clones and has a Databank entry here (http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/bultarswan/index.html).  This is what she looks like in the movie, but in the comic she wears armor.

(http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/bultarswan/img/eu_bg.jpg)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on December 27, 2006, 04:29 PM
I'm happily passing on all the sets...  I'd take a Tarkin if I was offered one loose but I wont' buy a set for it.  If it's not a realistic likeness I'm not interested anymore...  The animated CW figures were cute, but I passed because I wanted the non-animated, and these fall into a similar category for me.  I'm happy to save the $$$ instead of picking these up.

NOw, the new figures coming in some sets...  Those I'm looking forward to.  Even if some of the comics they're from suck, I am still interested.  The Crimson Empire set was really well made so I'm hoping the figures in the other "new" comics are of similar quality.

I agree.  I've passed on the Comic Packs so far too.  I think they have been horrible.  Since I open everything, and go for realism in my collection, they just don't interest me.  I'm hoping the future sets are a good quality and by the Darkhorse style I am thinking most of them will be.   

 ;)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: MetalJedi on December 27, 2006, 04:43 PM
Two more were officially announced on last weeks force cast:

Bultar Swan & Koffi Arana and

A'Sharad Hett & "dark" Anakin

Being a huge Dark Horse comic fan Im really excited for these.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on December 28, 2006, 03:51 PM
i made a perfectly fine asharad hett custom that im very proud of,  8) but as for his pappy, sharad, well...i may buy him if they ever release him. id love to see bultar swan and a new SA Aurra Sing churned out and this line is a good place for them.  ;)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nicklab on December 30, 2006, 10:25 PM
Here are some really good shots of Bultar Swan from PURGE with Master Tsui Choi.

(http://images.darkhorse.com/common/salestools/previews/swpurge/swpurgep3.jpg)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on December 30, 2006, 10:27 PM
wow-she's kinda hot! id love to see a two pack with her in her disguise with tsui choi. very neat!
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Reid on December 31, 2006, 12:00 PM
id love to see a two pack with her in her disguise with tsui choi. very neat!

We're already getting Bultar in her disguise, with Koffi Arana.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on December 31, 2006, 12:36 PM
id love to see a two pack with her in her disguise with tsui choi. very neat!

We're already getting Bultar in her disguise, with Koffi Arana.

1- Its just a rumor.
2- I didnt imply that we WEREN'T getting her, I just said I'd like to see her.  :P
3- Who's Koffi Arana?  :-[
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Reid on December 31, 2006, 04:27 PM
id love to see a two pack with her in her disguise with tsui choi. very neat!

We're already getting Bultar in her disguise, with Koffi Arana.

1- Its just a rumor.

Actually, it's been confirmed.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nicklab on December 31, 2006, 06:45 PM
id love to see a two pack with her in her disguise with tsui choi. very neat!

We're already getting Bultar in her disguise, with Koffi Arana.

1- Its just a rumor.
2- I didnt imply that we WEREN'T getting her, I just said I'd like to see her.  :P
3- Who's Koffi Arana?  :-[

Darryl Depriest (Hasbro's Star Wars brand manager) confirmed Bultar Swan in an interview on The Force.net's Forcecast.  As for Koffi Arana, this is what he looks like:

(http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/thumb/3/3a/Arana_Death.jpg/800px-Arana_Death.jpg)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: speedermike on December 31, 2006, 06:58 PM
Bultar is confirmed.  It's her costume that is rumor.  What we don't know is wether she's gonna be in her AOTC Jedi outfit, or in the comic costume?
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on December 31, 2006, 10:05 PM
Yay! Ill take both outfits, AOTC's long overdue and the disguise is just cool. Tsui Choi I think would be SUPER cool in the comic packs.  ;D
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Paul on January 2, 2007, 01:45 PM
Are these considered  "Expanded Universe 2 packs"?  They have pegs at my Target for those and I didn't know if these were where they were suppossed to go.  $9.99 was the price.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 2, 2007, 02:01 PM
Are these considered  "Expanded Universe 2 packs"?

I'd say that's a fair description.  It seems that all of the 2-packs announced (or rumoured) so far are EU characters.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jeff on January 2, 2007, 02:22 PM
Are these considered  "Expanded Universe 2 packs"?  They have pegs at my Target for those and I didn't know if these were where they were suppossed to go.  $9.99 was the price.

Yes, the "EU 2-pk, $9.99" pegs are indeed for the Comic 2-Packs.  My local Target wis filled to the brim with them today after doing a toy aisle re-set.  ;)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on January 2, 2007, 05:44 PM
Are these considered  "Expanded Universe 2 packs"?  They have pegs at my Target for those and I didn't know if these were where they were suppossed to go.  $9.99 was the price.

Yes, the "EU 2-pk, $9.99" pegs are indeed for the Comic 2-Packs.  My local Target wis filled to the brim with them today after doing a toy aisle re-set.  ;)

lucky! i still havnt seen em anywhere... :'(
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Paul on January 2, 2007, 06:36 PM
Are these considered  "Expanded Universe 2 packs"?  They have pegs at my Target for those and I didn't know if these were where they were suppossed to go.  $9.99 was the price.

Yes, the "EU 2-pk, $9.99" pegs are indeed for the Comic 2-Packs.  My local Target wis filled to the brim with them today after doing a toy aisle re-set.  ;)

Excellent, now I know which empty space to watch at the local bullseye.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: starwax137 on January 7, 2007, 08:42 PM
Hmm... I'm thrilled to hear that we're finally getting Bultar Swan. She's been at the top of my list for a while now. I'm concerned that it will be in her comic armor, though, since these are 'Comic 2pks.' I would definately prefer her AotC outfit.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Smartypants1635 on January 8, 2007, 11:15 AM
I went to target yesterday and the comic pegs were filled with the Darth Vader rebel trooper set, there wasn't even room for any of the other packs :-\
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Brian on January 8, 2007, 11:21 AM
Although I haven't seen these at TRU, they have come and gone at both Target and Wal-Mart.  I'm surprised that they sold out so quickly, but it might have just been on case worth at this point.  It will be interesting to see how these do overall.  If they would have had these Marvel packs with "normal" coloring (and maybe subbing in a VOTC/EB Chewie, VOTC Stormie, and different Vader in their respective packs), I think they would be better accepted overall.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: ruiner on January 8, 2007, 01:51 PM
Well, I've succumb to collecting these - the future looks too bright not to have a complete set.  And when you consider the price ($10 for two figures and a comic) in the current environment of $7 figures, they're pretty good deals.

I suppose when the 'really cool' sets containing newly tooled figures hit, Hasbro will jack up the price.

On a sidenote, I've yet to find the Han set...clearly this is the one everyone wants - for obvious reasons.

Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Slothus on January 8, 2007, 02:28 PM
I hope your wrong about that price jack..that would be a real believable ****** thing for Hasbro/retailers to do.

DS
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: iFett on January 8, 2007, 02:35 PM

On a sidenote, I've yet to find the Han set...clearly this is the one everyone wants - for obvious reasons.

The Tarkin set seems to be a bit more popular in my neck of the woods.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Madcow on January 13, 2007, 10:01 AM
Here it is mid-January and I still haven't seen these at retail. Does anyone know if KB is carrying these???
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on January 13, 2007, 01:02 PM
im very upset that i havnt seen any of these, especiallyu because they were planned to be an 07 focus and a staple in my collection.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JangoTat on January 13, 2007, 05:32 PM
i dont think they are coming up north anytime soon :(
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Artoo on January 13, 2007, 06:51 PM
Here it is mid-January and I still haven't seen these at retail. Does anyone know if KB is carrying these???
Kb.com is. I haven't seen them either.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on January 14, 2007, 01:09 PM
yesterday i went to target and noticed the gray dot in the space for these, meaning new shipments are on their way.  ;D
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Paul on January 14, 2007, 02:20 PM
Where on the Tag would I look for the Gray dot?  Mine has had the pegs up for these for a while, just no 2 packs yet.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on January 14, 2007, 08:34 PM
The price tag on the peghook would get the "dot" sticker there Paul.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Deanna Rash on January 14, 2007, 09:13 PM
I was lucky enough to spot these at Meijer at 9.99 other than that I haven't seen these around
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Brian on January 15, 2007, 09:05 AM
These came and went pretty quickly here, and I've only seen the Han/Chewie and Tarkin/Stormtrooper packs one time (when I picked them up).  I got a chance to open them up over the weekend, and they're ok.  It disappoints me how great the Han Stormie figure really is, if they could have only given it a normal paintjob.  They're kind of neat for the "oddball" sort of thing, and I'm glad I picked them up, but I would have rather they had just stuck to all "normal" style paintjobs for this line.  Its a great price for a comic and two figures, and could be big sellers with parents/kids as well I think when they have a chance to pick up a couple of characters and a comic for $10.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Diddly on January 15, 2007, 01:04 PM
yesterday i went to target and noticed the gray dot in the space for these, meaning new shipments are on their way.  ;D

I saw this too... the sticker had "2/15" written on it. That means that the store isn't getting any until Feburary 15, right? BS if so, especially considering that everyone else is spotting them.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Rune Haako on January 19, 2007, 08:27 PM
From, http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS87504B

(http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/%5CAUTOIMAGES%5CHS87504Blg.jpg)

Note: just updating your link - Jesse
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Slothus on January 19, 2007, 08:31 PM
Thank You Rune...I'm Down!!!!!


 ;D ;D ;D

DS
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darby on January 19, 2007, 08:37 PM
Now THAT is what I'm talking about.  Good to see they're finally doing an EP2 Obi that doesn't suck, even if it uses the ROTS Pilot body.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 19, 2007, 08:38 PM
Cool to see Luke Stormtrooper Disguise to go with the Han version  8) (for those of you that don't hate the Marvel versions).

Alpha looks great sculpt-wise, let's hope we get some kickass articulation to go with it.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Paul on January 19, 2007, 08:56 PM
The Luke will look good with Han...I like that the Dark Horse Comic figs seem to have "Normal" coloring.  I must not be up on my Prequel Comics though...I recognize ObiWan and the Clone, but who are the Devil guy and the chick? 
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: MetalJedi on January 19, 2007, 09:01 PM
but who are the Devil guy and the chick? 

That is not a chick thats Quinlan Vos. And the "devil guy" is Vilmarh Grahrk aka Villie. I see decent articulation on the Vos which is very cool. Im gonna have to have at least 3 of the Obi/Alpha 2 pack(just for the Arc) and 3 of the Villie/Quinlan 2 pack. 1 of the Luke and R2.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: MetalJedi on January 19, 2007, 09:05 PM
Why can't Hasbro just put the newer packs together in a case? I was gonna buy one but I already have the Han/Chewie set and I don't want the Vader/Rebel Fleet still sucks Trooper.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on January 19, 2007, 09:06 PM
Wow! Hasbro has sure delivered in this wave! I want em all, 2 of each, 1 to open, 1 to keep carded! Fantastic, one of the coolest Hasbro items revealed in a LONG time, besides that Ceremonial Luke in 30AC Wave 2 and Gal. Marine in Wave 1. Lets hope Elis Helrot's this good!
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Kit on January 19, 2007, 09:29 PM
Looks like EE is the place to go to order these because that 2 pack with the ARC trooper is going to be hard to find. :-\
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Famine on January 19, 2007, 09:31 PM
VOS IS BOSS!

Woo baby!

Kevin
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Diddly on January 19, 2007, 10:12 PM
I am ALL OVER this set. Wow. I LOVE them! I want several of the Obi-Wan/ARC sets just to replace the crappy ARC Trooper sculpt from the Clone Wars line.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on January 19, 2007, 11:14 PM
Crap.  It's hard to believe how good the "new" stuff for 2007 is looking so far.  It's going to be a very expensive year...

Vos/Vilmarh - probably want 3-4 of these... several for customs...

Obi Wan/ARC - I'll take a few of this too... mostly for Obi Wan actually

 ;)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Artoo on January 19, 2007, 11:32 PM
The G9 R2 would be in weird colors, I'm still picking all 3 sets up though.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nathan on January 19, 2007, 11:36 PM
****** A. Now this **** is where it's at. (http://cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/froehlich/a060.gif)

The Alpha figure rocks unholy hell--I just hope the articulation is good. Kenobi looks great too. I think they're trying to duplicate the wet hair from the Jabiim comic. Villie and Quin are pretty sweet as well.

This is the only toy I've been genuinely excited for in months. I'm all over it like slime on a Hutt.

Big yawn on Luke/R2, though. (http://cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/muede/b012.gif)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on January 20, 2007, 12:03 AM
Looking them over closely, I see Super Articulation in the Obi/Alpha set and less in the Villie/Quinlon Vos set...  The legs look like less articulation.  That said, these are priced right, so it's less of a gripe of mine, but man the sculpts rock all and the Obi/Alpha set is fantastic...

If I could find someone to buy all the other sets I don't want I'd order a case straight away...  Great looking EU figures though there.  The ARC/Obi set is just amazing...  I had hoped the quality on these sets would be super high like the Crimson Empire set...  Looks like that's what we're getting.  And I'm hoping the articulation on the legs of Vos & Co. is better than my eyes say...  The arms are SA though on both I believe.  Fantastic.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 20, 2007, 12:29 AM
If I could find someone to buy all the other sets I don't want I'd order a case straight away...

PM will be coming your way...  ;)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Deanna Rash on January 20, 2007, 01:05 AM
 >:( I already have the Vader/trooper and the Han/Chewie!All I want is really the Vos! I would hate to pay that much for just one set :P
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Broem on January 20, 2007, 08:51 AM
I'll take Voss and the Devaronian guy.  Mainly for the Devaronian to be honest.
I want that Kenobie and ARC Trooper mainly for an SA Ep2 Kenobi. 
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: DoctorPadawan on January 20, 2007, 08:56 AM
That ARC Trooper looks amazing, as does Kenobi.  I'm definitely going to pick up one of those.  The Kenobi in particular is a seemingly perfect example to me of a great repaint/retool.  It looks like the only truly new parts are the arms and head, with the cloak apparently from the Episode I Naboo Obi-Wan with some burn/mud damage, and the torso and legs from the ROTS Pilot Obi-Wan.  I might even get more than one of these and do a head swap onto a Pilot Obi-Wan for an SA AOTC Obi-Wan. 

Luke looks great as well, but would look even better if, you know, he were all white instead of day-glo eyesore blue.  It looks like they finally used the R4-G9 mold for R2-D2, but, like the Han and Luke STs, they screwed it up by adding random paint applications.  Why they don't just do a SWS.com exclusive "Death Star Escape" multi pack with Han ST, Luke ST, Tin Chewie with no snow and a big ass rifle, a modified VOTC Leia with balljointed elbows, and a few VOTC Stormies is beyond me.

I know I'm going to incur the anger of many here, but Vos is a pass for me.  If they'd done him in his Jedi robes, then I probably would have picked it up.  As it is, though, he's in his superhero garb, so all of you guys who have been wanting one will have one more on the pegs for yourselves.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Matt on January 20, 2007, 10:38 AM
It looks like they finally used the R4-G9 mold for R2-D2

I don't think they did--his undercarriage (is that a proper descriptor?  His "bathing suit area," maybe?) looks the same as the VOTC sculpt's, with the plug-in third leg and all.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 20, 2007, 11:29 AM
Good looking sets, I don't think there's a looser in the bunch. Even the R2 can be used as a different droid.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Artoo on January 20, 2007, 12:48 PM
Just wait Luke will be too tall. ;)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Deanna Rash on January 20, 2007, 01:47 PM
 ;) i'm surprised they didn't do a A'shard Hett,or the Whiphid jedi.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: MetalJedi on January 20, 2007, 04:01 PM
;) i'm surprised they didn't do a A'shard Hett.

He's in the works.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: I Am Sith on January 20, 2007, 04:37 PM
I had no desire to get any of these packs until I saw Wave 2.  Holy crap!  I am all over the Obi/Alpha set and will definitely get the Villie/Vos set.  I was holding my breath to see the Vos sculpt and I have to say that they did a pretty good job.  I'll reserve final judgement until I see some close-ups, but he looks great so far.  Also, if they can do Alpha this good, it gives me hope that they will release a Fordo or an Ordo (from Republic Commandos Triple Zero) in the future that look this good.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on January 20, 2007, 04:51 PM
;) i'm surprised they didn't do a A'shard Hett,or the Whiphid jedi.

id love kkruhk, i think hed be really easy (white J'Quille rehash w/Foul Moudama shirt and boots.)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: MetalJedi on January 20, 2007, 11:26 PM
;) i'm surprised they didn't do a A'shard Hett,or the Whiphid jedi.

id love kkruhk, i think hed be really easy (white J'Quille rehash w/Foul Moudama shirt and boots.)

Instead of a rehash how about a resculpt? K'Kruhk doesn't look like J'Quille plus he's taller than most.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Deanna Rash on January 21, 2007, 01:27 AM
I would go with a resculpt than a rehash anyday :P
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: evenflow on January 21, 2007, 09:33 AM
Although the Obi-Wan pack looks good, I think it is a waste. Both of those figures could have been regular figure releases. I hope we get more obscure EU characters in coming waves.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: speedermike on January 21, 2007, 09:48 AM
But Obi-Wan and a Clone will sell to parents and kids. This line, like the regular line, has to appeal to everyone for it to be profitable and remain on the pegs.  I'm also convinced that they started with 100% repaints so that they could afford new sculpts down the line.

I also think the comic pack-in is a great idea, and one I've been thinking about for years.  It gives people a chance to get to know the charcters when the buy the figures.  Personally, I've never read a story about Vos, so my interest in him is low.  However, I buy all 100% new sculpts.  So the comic will possiblly get me into the character.  This format looks like it could have great potential.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 21, 2007, 11:20 AM
Although the Obi-Wan pack looks good, I think it is a waste. Both of those figures could have been regular figure releases.

Yeah, but they cost less than regular release figures. :D
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nicklab on January 21, 2007, 11:36 AM
Agreed.  At this price point (about $9.99 per set), the Comic 2-packs are a much better value than the basic figures, especially with those reportedly creeping up in price to well over $7 each.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on January 21, 2007, 01:44 PM
im so excited! if the cxomic packs are the main outlet for wanted EU figs, bring 'em on!
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: evenflow on January 21, 2007, 09:26 PM
Agreed.  At this price point (about $9.99 per set), the Comic 2-packs are a much better value than the basic figures, especially with those reportedly creeping up in price to well over $7 each.

I don't know where you guys are getting the 2-packs but everywhere around here has them for 11.99-12.99. Its the same as buying the figures individually. Still, regardless of the price i would prefer more obscure and true EU characters.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: MetalJedi on January 21, 2007, 09:43 PM
I don't know where you guys are getting the 2-packs but everywhere around here has them for 11.99-12.99. Its the same as buying the figures individually. Still, regardless of the price i would prefer more obscure and true EU characters.

10 bucks at Target.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nicklab on January 21, 2007, 09:50 PM
I've seen the following pricing on the comic 2-packs:

$9.96 - WalMart
$9.99 - Target
$10.99 - Toys R Us

All of those prices were at stores in your area, notably NY/NJ.

Still not a bad value when 2 basic figures are going to cost at minimum $13.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on January 21, 2007, 10:18 PM
a very good value, actually.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: ruiner on January 22, 2007, 09:17 AM
I've seen the following pricing on the comic 2-packs:

$9.96 - WalMart
$9.99 - Target
$10.99 - Toys R Us

All of those prices were at stores in your area, notably NY/NJ.

Still not a bad value when 2 basic figures are going to cost at minimum $13.

They're $10.99 at K-Mart as well.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: jedipurge on January 22, 2007, 12:08 PM
Awesome-my account will be empty  :-\  I hope Hasbro runs with this idea and doesn't cancel a good thing like they did with the Evo packs before it even got off the ground.  I'm realllllly getting excited for the Mara and seeing what's in store for her.  Any body hear any rumors as to her pack mate?  If A'shad is in the mix whose his mate as well?  It'll have to be someone that's in the same comic so I guess it'll depend on what comic it is, or vice versa.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darby on January 22, 2007, 12:55 PM
I imagine Mara will come with some version of Luke, unless they go nuts and throw Karde in there or something.  Depends on which version of her they do, I guess.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 22, 2007, 03:57 PM
I imagine Mara will come with some version of Luke, unless they go nuts and throw Karde in there or something.  Depends on which version of her they do, I guess.

Woah, Mara Jade and Talon Karrde - I'd buy it in a heartbeat, that series by Timothy Zahn is still the best that I've read.  Brand new sculpts of Grand Admiral Thrawn and Kyle Katarn would be nice too.

The Rogue Squadron books were pretty good as well - I'd like to see Corran Horn and Ysanne Isard.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jediknight760071 on January 22, 2007, 05:45 PM
I'd like to see Corran with Mirax, if they were 2-packing this one. Isard was a cool character, but given the Imperial Conference set, I'd like to balance out the Imperials with a smuggler/rebel this year. Mirax would also help fill the female void.

I got the Kanos/Jax pack recently, and thought I'd wait to see where this line goes before getting the retail sets. Seeing Vos, Luke, and Alpha, I think I'll bite.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: jedipurge on January 22, 2007, 06:07 PM
Can anybody tell which lightsaber Obi has?  Not sure which saber he had in the comic either.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: MetalJedi on January 22, 2007, 06:39 PM
I'm realllllly getting excited for the Mara and seeing what's in store for her.  Any body hear any rumors as to her pack mate?  If A'shad is in the mix whose his mate as well?  It'll have to be someone that's in the same comic so I guess it'll depend on what comic it is, or vice versa.

The info on Mara says Mara vs Lu so alot of people are saying it's either regular Luke or his clone Luuke. She fights both.

For A'sharad I believe it supposed to be another Anakin.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: MetalJedi on January 22, 2007, 06:40 PM
Can anybody tell which lightsaber Obi has?  Not sure which saber he had in the comic either.

He has his AOTC saber.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on January 22, 2007, 09:55 PM
I imagine Mara will come with some version of Luke, unless they go nuts and throw Karde in there or something.  Depends on which version of her they do, I guess.

Brand new sculpts of Grand Admiral Thrawn and Kyle Katarn would be nice too.

The Rogue Squadron books were pretty good as well - I'd like to see Corran Horn and Ysanne Isard.

i think ysanne isard would be great! RS made it sound like theyre doing thrawn in 08, because even though he won the EU category he wasnt eligible for Saga Legends voting. i like his little ysalimiri, its a cool accesory and a cute one too.  ;D  8)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Brian on January 23, 2007, 10:52 AM
I was just thinking about this today - although I'll admit I haven't been out looking quite as much this month, with being pretty much caught up for now, I haven't seen a single comic pack at any of the "big 3" of Target, WM, and TRU since the end of December.  I found all three right at the end of the year at Target, and aside from seeing a lone Vader/Trooper pack at WM a day or two after that, I haven't seen a single one since.  I'm sure I'm in the minority, but they have been somewhat a tough find around here so far.  I found the ones I wanted (although I would maybe pick up another Han/Chewie one for the carded collection if I saw one), so I'm not complaining - just something I noticed.  Wait until Wave 2 is supposed to be hitting, and I'll be complaining that there's nothing but Series 1 packs clogging the pegs :).
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Slothus on January 23, 2007, 11:08 AM
For A'sharad I believe it supposed to be another Anakin.

That wouldn't surprise me, considering the comic where Annakin and Hett have to go on their own mission. Annakin's hatred is quelled when Hett reveals to him that sand people are humans. Would be really cool if Hasbro had a removeable mask feature for Hett-AND they got his facial tattoos right(I know, I'm asking for the unlikely too)!It was in a REPUBLIC issue wasn't it Robb?

I'm going to be shocked if the prices on these 2-packs stay low considering the new figure sculpts coming out. Even the Obi wan is a new scuplt/not a resculpt :o.

DS   
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jediknight760071 on January 23, 2007, 08:42 PM
For A'sharad I believe it supposed to be another Anakin.

That wouldn't surprise me, considering the comic where Annakin and Hett have to go on their own mission. Annakin's hatred is quelled when Hett reveals to him that sand people are humans. Would be really cool if Hasbro had a removeable mask feature for Hett-AND they got his facial tattoos right(I know, I'm asking for the unlikely too)!It was in a REPUBLIC issue wasn't it Robb?

I'm going to be shocked if the prices on these 2-packs stay low considering the new figure sculpts coming out. Even the Obi wan is a new scuplt/not a resculpt :o.

DS   

It was Republic #59. Hett was in some others afterwards too...the Saleucami ones.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nathan on January 23, 2007, 08:53 PM
Not ALL Sand People are humans. A'Sharad's parents had been humans adopted into the Tusken culture, so he was genetically 100% human.

Thus the comic could have its cake and eat it too--finally show A'Sharad's face after several years, yet still avoid showing what a Tusken's face looks like beneath the mask. ::)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Slothus on January 23, 2007, 10:21 PM
For A'sharad I believe it supposed to be another Anakin.

That wouldn't surprise me, considering the comic where Annakin and Hett have to go on their own mission. Annakin's hatred is quelled when Hett reveals to him that sand people are humans. Would be really cool if Hasbro had a removeable mask feature for Hett-AND they got his facial tattoos right(I know, I'm asking for the unlikely too)!It was in a REPUBLIC issue wasn't it Robb?

I'm going to be shocked if the prices on these 2-packs stay low considering the new figure sculpts coming out. Even the Obi wan is a new scuplt/not a resculpt :o.

DS   

It was Republic #59. Hett was in some others afterwards too...the Saleucami ones.

Yep, thanks JK. I believe he also kicked some Aurra Sing's ass in the 'The Hunt for Aurra Sing' Vol 4.

DS
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: evenflow on January 23, 2007, 10:40 PM
I've seen the following pricing on the comic 2-packs:

$9.96 - WalMart
$9.99 - Target
$10.99 - Toys R Us

All of those prices were at stores in your area, notably NY/NJ.

Still not a bad value when 2 basic figures are going to cost at minimum $13.

Damn, I have yet to see them at a walmart or target.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on January 23, 2007, 10:49 PM
I've seen the following pricing on the comic 2-packs:

$9.96 - WalMart
$9.99 - Target
$10.99 - Toys R Us

All of those prices were at stores in your area, notably NY/NJ.

Still not a bad value when 2 basic figures are going to cost at minimum $13.

me too and damn i want em!

Damn, I have yet to see them at a walmart or target.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Brian on February 7, 2007, 09:21 AM
While running around this weekend looking for Wave 9/WM Exclusive Waves, I noticed that not a single store in our town (2 Targets, 2 WMs, TRU, KB, etc.) is currently carrying the Comic 2 Packs.  Again, like I mentioned earlier, maybe its just our area - but I haven't seen these since I found my set at Target at the end of December.  I don't believe that any of the stores even have peg space for them right now, although I'm sure that will change once Wave 2 starts shipping.  I'm just wondering if this first wave was somewhat rare, or if they just sold well/quickly in our area.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 7, 2007, 09:40 AM
I'm just wondering if this first wave was somewhat rare, or if they just sold well/quickly in our area.

Target hasn't gotten them in as far as I know yet, though they've had pegs for them for more than a month. TRU and WM though have been getting a case at a time and they've been selling out quickly, but I think that's due to them not having saturated the marked quite yet, at least in my area.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: ruiner on February 7, 2007, 09:42 AM
I think they sold well - to collectors and parents.  You can't argue with $5 figures (and the bonus comic).  All of our pegs are empty - sans Target who only has two of the Vader packs (only because it shipped six per case...)

I know I'm still looking for the Han Stormie set.   :-\

Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Diddly on February 7, 2007, 12:38 PM
I stumbled across all 3 sets by chance this past weekend. Out of 7 stores I visited only one had them. These are either undershipped, understocked, or very popular. (I'm wagering on a mixture of the three)
Title: Comic Packs: Exclusives?
Post by: speedermike on February 13, 2007, 10:36 PM
I was surprised by the lack of the comic 2-packs at Toy Fair.  However, exclusives are never shown at TF, and I wondered if the rest of them will be going to specific retailers.  The first one (Crimson Empire) was an exclusive, maybe the rest will be too.  Thoughts?
Title: Re: Comic Packs: Exclusives?
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 13, 2007, 10:44 PM
God I hope not.




That's all the information I have right now.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 14, 2007, 09:41 AM
Mike, I'm surprised as well, but I don't think that these are going to be exclusives. Here's my reasoning: Hasbro usually has stuff on display that's just been released. That should include the first wave of comic pack, but they got snubbed too. No Battle Packs were on display either. I'll bet there must have been a display real estate issue, too much crap to show. :P
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nicklab on February 14, 2007, 11:58 AM
I'll bet there must have been a display real estate issue, too much crap to show. :P

It certainly seems that way.  People were on top of each other trying to photograph everything on display.  Among the things that were MIA at the Hasbro booth?  Comic 2-packs, battle packs (general release or exclusive), 3" Titanium vehicles.  And most of the things that were shown were already known or photos had leaked already.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Deanna Rash on February 14, 2007, 03:21 PM
When does the Quinlan Vos and other comic packs of that line come out or does anybody know?I don't want to miss out on those.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 15, 2007, 03:50 AM
When does the Quinlan Vos and other comic packs of that line come out or does anybody know?I don't want to miss out on those.

April 2007 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS87504B)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 15, 2007, 09:29 AM
When does the Quinlan Vos and other comic packs of that line come out or does anybody know?I don't want to miss out on those.

April 2007 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS87504B)

As always, I heard February 30th.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Slothus on February 15, 2007, 12:46 PM
When does the Quinlan Vos and other comic packs of that line come out or does anybody know?I don't want to miss out on those.

April 2007 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS87504B)

As always, I heard February 30th.

C'mon Anthony...it's not April 1st yet ;)

Deanna,

Entertainment Earth typically has release times 2 weeks to a month past retails' actual release time. Honestly I find that to be true with them most of the time. I personally will start looking for these/expecting to see them- in March.

DS
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: ruiner on February 15, 2007, 01:57 PM
I'd love to order these online, but $13 (and that's without shipping) a pop is just too much of a premium over B&M retail.

I wish NF would carry more 2007 skus....

 :(
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Deanna Rash on February 15, 2007, 03:22 PM
 8)Thanks! for the info! I'll keep my eyes peeled then!
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 16, 2007, 09:35 AM
These are finaly starting to hang on the pegs as this weeks shipments to both WM and Target have not flown off of them. I've acually seen them hang for more than a day. :P
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Brian on February 16, 2007, 10:19 AM
I've noticed that as well, we seemed to have gotten another "wave" of these around here too - I saw them at Target and Wal-Mart both this week, and it will be interesting to see how long they hang around.  Its the first new Star Wars item I've seen at our WM in quite some time, as the basic pegs are buried in Endor/Naboo stuff, with a few Greatest Battles figures sprinkled in.  Hopefully they find some way to get through these (there's even more stashed on the top of the aisle), otherwise its going to be awhile before there's anything new there.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Madcow on February 16, 2007, 10:41 AM
I never saw them the 1st time around but lately they seem to be here and there. The only down side, I can't find a decent looking one. They all seem to be damaged somewhat...
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 16, 2007, 12:40 PM
These are finaly starting to hang on the pegs as this weeks shipments to both WM and Target have not flown off of them. I've acually seen them hang for more than a day. :P

Han/Chewie and Stormie/Tarkin lasted about a week here, and the Vader/RFT have been around a few weeks now.

I imagine the next wave will be infinitely more popular.  Because it's badass.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: evenflow on February 16, 2007, 12:54 PM
I would assume that the next wave will sell better. New figures in it will help.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Paul on February 20, 2007, 08:17 AM
Great News that the Rogue Squadron Comic pack has been semi-almost confirmed....


Did anybody besides me read that series?

If so, who do you think we'll see?

I am hoping for 2 Human pilots, I am pretty much Aliened out right now...but I could see us getting the most recent version of Wedge (or worse the 3 pack version) and some other alien pilot...

My wish list would be:

New Versions of course and SA...

Wedge Antilles, in Pilot Gear or even Regular off duty gear.
Tycho Celchu, in Pilot Gear or off duty
Baron Fel, in X Wing Gear or Tie Gear
Hobbie
Jansen
or even Luke from the Rogue Leader series..
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 20, 2007, 09:31 AM
I'm excited about a rouge Squadron pack. Lots to chose from. My only note to Hasbro: Make sure they can fit in an X-wing.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: evenflow on February 20, 2007, 09:38 AM
I wish they would revisit Shadows of the Empire. Redo Dash Rendar and Xizor and give us Guri and Leebo.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 20, 2007, 09:41 AM
I wish they would revisit Shadows of the Empire. Redo Dash Rendar and Xizor and give us Guri and Leebo.

There are many 'o years left. I wouldn't be surprised if that happens.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on February 20, 2007, 09:49 AM
at the target in paso robles, ca, there were a few of these, i had never seen thm bfore, at least in sj. they had x3 vader, x1 han stormy, x1 tarkin. i picked up the han stormy 1.

i did this on th way 2 disneyland.
so, greetings frum disneyland every1
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: jedipurge on February 20, 2007, 02:09 PM
Jedi Leia vs. Vader ?!?!?!?! That some Alt EU?  Love the Red Commando on the front page who is he and what do his other brethren look like?
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jayson on February 20, 2007, 02:48 PM
Love the Red Commando on the front page who is he and what do his other brethren look like?

I think some photoshop trickery was implemented  ;)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on February 20, 2007, 03:44 PM
I don't know the Commando, it's just a stock photo I threw into the story to give some visuals to the rumor list.  Sorry Purge...   :-\  I'm not a Commando wizard since I haven't read their books/comics yet.  I can just tell you the 4 from the video game, haha.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Artoo on February 20, 2007, 05:10 PM
Jedi Leia vs. Vader ?!?!?!?! That some Alt EU?  Love the Red Commando on the front page who is he and what do his other brethren look like?
My best guess is one of the Infinities comics which is cool.
What RC vs. SBD? I don't know any RC series comics just books & games. Is this Republic?

Rouge Squadron sounds awesome. Hopefully this'll be the chance for an SA Wedge!
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darby on February 20, 2007, 06:39 PM
If it's not Wedge I will be very upset.  I don't know what exactly Hasbro has against this guy (doing him justice, anyhow), but he's not the ICMG or Cripsy Lars.  C'mon.  Throw us a bone.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Broem on February 20, 2007, 06:53 PM
Well since I am more into the OT I would love to see a Wedge available.  To be honest some of these comic book sets sound pretty cool.  It's a nice way for Hasbro to unveil EU offerings IMO. 
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Paul on February 20, 2007, 10:32 PM
I wish they would revisit Shadows of the Empire. Redo Dash Rendar and Xizor and give us Guri and Leebo.

And there is a Comic Adaptation....I could go for a new Dash and Leebo for sure.  Plus some neat Luke and Lando possiblities.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: jedipurge on February 21, 2007, 07:45 PM
I don't know the Commando, it's just a stock photo I threw into the story to give some visuals to the rumor list.  Sorry Purge...   :-\  I'm not a Commando wizard since I haven't read their books/comics yet.  I can just tell you the 4 from the video game, haha.

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Image:Captain_Ordo.jpg

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Image:RC1013.jpg

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Image:Aiwha_66.JPG


That's okay did a little research over at Wookieepedia and came up with those images, sorry too lazy to figure out how to actually post the pics.  Also under Search over at Wookieepedia try typing in GALLERY OF CLONE TROOPER IMAGES good for reference.

EDIT:  I tagged them for you Purge...  The image tag is easy, you just highlight the URL to the image, and click the second button from the left on the bottom row of buttons when you're in the message composition screen.  It's (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/Themes/default/images/bbc/img.gif) <---- that button.

EDIT2:  I guess it doesn't allow you to do that with images from that site since they come up as red x's, so that's a dead issue.  ::)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Brian on February 26, 2007, 11:48 AM
If anyone is still looking for the Han/Chewie or other Wave 1 comic packs, they seem to be in stock at TRU.com right now - but for $10.99.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 26, 2007, 01:51 PM
These finally showed up locally and I grabbed a set.  It was even easier to spend the money after selling $40 worth of figures yesterday.  :D

My Darth Vader / Rebel Trooper pack came with the darker Vader paint version (less obvious blue highlights).

(http://www.jedidefender.com/jwall/pics/Vader/IMG_3615-VaderComicPack.JPG)    (http://www.jedidefender.com/jwall/pics/Vader/IMG_3616-VaderComicPackClose.JPG)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Paul on March 5, 2007, 08:37 AM
Ok with the recent Rumor of Mara and Luke being in a pack together from Shadows of the Empire...when were they together in Shadows?  Did I skip that chapter?  Or was it in one of the media sources I didn't see SOE through?
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jayson on March 5, 2007, 09:17 AM
I think has been clarified that it will actually be from the Heir to the Empire series, not SOTE
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: evenflow on March 5, 2007, 09:53 AM
I was thinking the same thing. I am sure they just screwed up their words.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jayson on March 5, 2007, 10:11 AM
I was thinking the same thing. I am sure they just screwed up their words.

Not that that ever happens  :)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nicklab on March 5, 2007, 12:27 PM
Ok with the recent Rumor of Mara and Luke being in a pack together from Shadows of the Empire...when were they together in Shadows?  Did I skip that chapter?  Or was it in one of the media sources I didn't see SOE through?

Rumor?  That's what Hasbro reported to The Jawa (http://www.thejawa.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=6365.0) in this past Friday's Q&A.  ***EDIT*** However, having checked the source materials involved, it seems that Hasbro's answer to The Jawa (http://www.thejawa.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=6365.0) is probably inaccurate.

Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jayson on March 5, 2007, 12:38 PM
I remember a number of scenes with both Luke and Mara Jade together in the trade paperback for SOTE.  Luke's in his black Jedi gear with some tan vest, and Mara Jade's got some kind of hat and goggles on.  In that regard, I'm wondering if we might just get a straight reissue of the POTF2 EU figure of Mara Jade.

Wasn't Guri in SOTE rather than Mara Jade?
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jeff on March 5, 2007, 12:43 PM
I remember a number of scenes with both Luke and Mara Jade together in the trade paperback for SOTE.  Luke's in his black Jedi gear with some tan vest, and Mara Jade's got some kind of hat and goggles on.  In that regard, I'm wondering if we might just get a straight reissue of the POTF2 EU figure of Mara Jade.


Um... yeah like the other guys were saying that was Heir to the Empire and not Shadows of the Empire:

(http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/b/b7/Maraluke1.jpg)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nicklab on March 5, 2007, 12:51 PM
Methinks that someone at Hasbro might have referred to the wrong comic title in their Q&A response.  Heir To The Empire seems much more likely, as that's the first appearance she made in the whole scheme of things.  Did they just mix them up because they both have the word Empire in the title?
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: evenflow on March 5, 2007, 01:02 PM
I hope its not a repack of her, i would have preferred a Buri figure if that was the case.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Artoo on March 5, 2007, 01:38 PM
I don't know the Commando, it's just a stock photo I threw into the story to give some visuals to the rumor list.  Sorry Purge...   :-\  I'm not a Commando wizard since I haven't read their books/comics yet.  I can just tell you the 4 from the video game, haha.

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Image:Captain_Ordo.jpg

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Image:RC1013.jpg

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Image:Aiwha_66.JPG


That's okay did a little research over at Wookieepedia and came up with those images, sorry too lazy to figure out how to actually post the pics.  Also under Search over at Wookieepedia try typing in GALLERY OF CLONE TROOPER IMAGES good for reference.

EDIT:  I tagged them for you Purge...  The image tag is easy, you just highlight the URL to the image, and click the second button from the left on the bottom row of buttons when you're in the message composition screen.  It's (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/Themes/default/images/bbc/img.gif) <---- that button.

EDIT2:  I guess it doesn't allow you to do that with images from that site since they come up as red x's, so that's a dead issue.  ::)
Captain Ordo isthe ARC trooper.
If Mara  isn't new & a re-pack of the cruddy POTF 2 one I'll be pissed off.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Paul on March 5, 2007, 04:03 PM
Ok with the recent Rumor of Mara and Luke being in a pack together from Shadows of the Empire...when were they together in Shadows?  Did I skip that chapter?  Or was it in one of the media sources I didn't see SOE through?

Rumor?  That's what Hasbro reported to The Jawa (http://www.thejawa.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=6365.0) in this past Friday's Q&A.  ***EDIT*** However, having checked the source materials involved, it seems that Hasbro's answer to The Jawa (http://www.thejawa.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=6365.0) is probably inaccurate.

Sorry Nick, I knew I saw it somewhere....had a few minutes  before the idea/question I was going to post got lost in my Monday madness.... but OK Heir to the Empire....good...I don't have to go re-read Shadows (comic or novel) right now...I will soon enough, it is in the rotation just not up for a while.

Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on March 5, 2007, 06:43 PM
Given what we've seen of the packs, I'm gonna guess Mara is at least partially new...  I was hoping for a bit of a more interesting looking Luke though.  If it's that Luke in his (basically) Jedi outfit...  meh.  Mara's hopefully gonna be cool though.  Been neat to get a Vornskyr too but I'm being greedy.

Comic sets (the Dark Horse ones anyway) are shaping up to be incredible.  I'm handing the comics off to the kids too, and they're usually pretty happy to get them and it gets them reading something...
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jayson on March 5, 2007, 08:55 PM
I was hoping for a bit of a more interesting looking Luke though.  If it's that Luke in his (basically) Jedi outfit...  meh. 

Maybe to keep the psychodelic theme, it'll be Saga Jedi Luke with VTSC Greedo Vest  ;D
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: evenflow on March 20, 2007, 12:33 PM
Rs has a pic up of the carded obi-wan set, he comes with a cool mask. Nice little addition.  ;D
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jeff on March 20, 2007, 12:50 PM
Click Here for New Carded Marvel Stormtrooper Luke / R2-D2 Pic (http://www.r2dtoys.com/store/store.pl?action=display_picture&id=2421)

Click Here for New Carded Obi-Wan / Alpha Pic (http://www.r2dtoys.com/store/store.pl?action=display_picture&id=2422)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: evenflow on March 20, 2007, 01:16 PM
I really like the look of that R2, reminds me of the Droids one.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jayson on March 20, 2007, 01:16 PM
I'm diggin' the Black & Blue R2-D2.

Edit: Yeah, what evenflow said  ;D
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Mikey D on March 20, 2007, 01:20 PM
What sculpt is that R2?  Might have to grab him to go in the astro droid collection, as it's different enough and could pass as another droid.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Artoo on March 20, 2007, 01:21 PM
Looks like G9. I don't see a sensorscope or whatever it's called.
I really like that Obi set. These are supposed to hit soon right?
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Morgbug on March 20, 2007, 01:27 PM
I had planned on buying the Luke/R2 set anyway, but that picture clinches it based on the R2.  It looks great and like Dan and others, I see Droids written all over it, even if it shouldn't be.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Artoo on March 20, 2007, 01:58 PM
I have a feeling Vos is gonna suck.  :'(
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Matt on March 20, 2007, 02:11 PM
What sculpt is that R2?  Might have to grab him to go in the astro droid collection, as it's different enough and could pass as another droid.

If it's the same sculpt as the one in the catalog photo, it's the VOTC sculpt:

(http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/%5CAUTOIMAGES%5CHS87504Blg.jpg)

Wouldn't surprise me if it was the R4-G9 sculpt, though--that'd be twice now that they've done an Artoo in that sculpt, but then ruined it with a goofy-ass paintjob.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darby on March 20, 2007, 02:40 PM
Both of these are awesome (Obi/Alpha probably the best of the lot) but R2 really put me over.  I was planning on avoiding the Han/Luke Troopers because of the goofiness but he's great, so I'll leave him the way he is (he can be another R2 unit) and paint those troopers up.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Deanna Rash on March 20, 2007, 03:53 PM
I really like these!Can't wait to pick the rest up! ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 20, 2007, 03:57 PM
I think I'm the only one interested in the Marvel sets but not the Dark Horse ones.  I loved those comics when I was in school - I even had all of the comics pinned up in my room covering the walls.  I should ask my parents to look through the old photo albums and see if they have a pic of my display.  :D
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Depressis on March 20, 2007, 09:19 PM
I'm frankly amazed that there are no plans to repack asajj and durge with their first appearance issue.

but yeah I've seen amazing customs of Quinlan for the last five years, so theres no way hasbro even had a chance on this. the obi-wan/alpha is the best.

but where are the pics of the Luke/Mara one?> on another note do we have any clue which issue they'll be attached to, because i would really hate to see an "action packed" two-pack of "union".

i would hate to hear about Jesse's kids reading between those lines. lol
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on March 20, 2007, 09:39 PM
I'm still not a fan of the Marvel sets but the R2 would make a nice random astromech so I'm tempted to get that set...  I don't know if I will or not though.  The Obi/Alpha's damn skippy though and there's a 2nd head too.  Very cool.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on March 20, 2007, 09:57 PM
I have a feeling Vos is gonna suck.  :'(

...looks good to me.

 :P
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Depressis on March 20, 2007, 10:00 PM
yeah i'll defently be getting him and villie. its just not as as sithfires..
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on March 20, 2007, 10:58 PM
Governor Tarkin and that set are very cool MIP, as are all of the Marvel packs. But the upcoming Dark Horse wave...I'm gonna need two each, one to open, one to keep in package. I hope Obi is released in the basic fig line, because that set is going to be a bitch to find due to Alpha...
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 21, 2007, 01:39 AM
I guess the pictures mean that these will be hitting the pegs soon. Bring 'em on.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Brian on March 21, 2007, 09:35 AM
I see there are a few clearer pics of the Obi/Alpha pack available HERE (http://jediinsider.net/g/index.php?mode=album&album=Hasbro%2FComic_Packs%2FWave_2&dispsize=600&start=0).
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Artoo on March 21, 2007, 03:02 PM
I have a feeling Vos is gonna suck.  :'(

...looks good to me.

 :P
I don't see any knees.  :-X
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jayson on March 22, 2007, 12:35 PM
After looking at the OWK/Arc CP I just noticed that the Ob-Wan has a soft goods robe below the belt line. Too bad the new Mace didn't get his treatment.  ::)

(http://jediinsider.net/g/albums/Hasbro/Comic_Packs/Wave_2/Comic201_hires.jpg)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Paul on March 22, 2007, 12:53 PM
Ok, somebody help me out...why the wrestler mask?
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Mikey D on March 22, 2007, 01:10 PM
Ok, somebody help me out...why the wrestler mask?

He was captured by Asaaj and forced to wear it in the comics.  For what reason, I have no idea.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Depressis on March 22, 2007, 01:38 PM
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Sith_torture_mask

Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on March 22, 2007, 04:03 PM
Ok, somebody help me out...why the wrestler mask?

It's his gimp mask.  Freaky sex things and stuff.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Depressis on March 22, 2007, 04:55 PM
lol
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: my kind of scum on March 22, 2007, 10:58 PM
Anyone else worried about the future of this line?  My local target reset their toy aisle today (shrinking the SW section considerably, I might add) and they no longer have a single peg for the comic packs.  I know I've seen one or two at TRU, but otherwise it seems that none of the retailers (other than online) are carrying them...  I hope not, but I worry about seeing the further 2-packs. 
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Depressis on March 23, 2007, 10:04 AM
http://www.mousedroid.com/feature/toyfair2007/image/hasbro11.jpg

first carded images of quin and villie...

http://www.mousedroid.com/feature/toyfair2007/image/hasbro12.jpg

personally I'll be getting these, but i think quin is a resculpt of an anakin figure. if you look at his face, its way too smooth and pretty boyish. quin looks like a hardened Indian cheif in the comics.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Famine on March 23, 2007, 11:42 AM
I'll take 2. Nothing a little re-painting can't fix. :-*

Kevin
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Dan on March 23, 2007, 08:11 PM
With Targets clearing them out, I decided I would open a Tarkin/trooper pack. My Tarkin has a deformity in his head mold, leaving a crater above his right ear. Now he's in some spacey green gymnastic outfit, AND he has cranial leakage. There's $7.00 I won't be getting back...  :-\
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: P-Siddy on March 25, 2007, 05:39 PM
The Luke/R2 pack looks good along with Vos! No picks of Luke and Mara yet?
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Diddly on March 26, 2007, 08:38 PM
Galactic Hunter has posted high res images (http://www.galactichunter.com/absolutenm/templates/full_article_template_1.asp?articleid=6342&zoneid=2) of Wave 2. And from the looks of things, the Vos/Villie pack is pure and utter crap. Both are way too skinny and have no leg articulation, and the heads aren't that great either. Luckily the other two sets are fantastic. I'm very much looking forward to the Obi-Wan/ARC Trooper set.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 27, 2007, 01:35 AM
I'll agree that the lack of knee articulation is disappointing, but ball-jointed elbows and shoulders are great to see.  The sculpts look great to me, especially Quinlan Vos - from those pics, it's a great likeness.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on March 27, 2007, 02:53 PM
I think Vos looks alright, about what I expected.  But I'll definitely give him some articulated knees and do a little painting to give him thicker eyebrows and more sunken in looking eyes.

 :P
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on March 27, 2007, 09:29 PM
Quinlan Vos- About what I expected from Hasbro. You know, he's okay, but from the other stuff I've seen Hasbro do, I know he could be far better. Well, as I say that, from the other stuff I've seen Hasbro do, I know he could've been far worse, too. He's certainly good...enough...

Villie (no clue what the name is or how to spell it)- He's unique, I'll give him that. That's about all I'll give him.  :-\

Alpha- Very cool. The 'wind effect' manskirt will probably be bothersome after a while, but that is totally made up for by the great articulation and detail. He's the definitive ARC Trooper.

Obi-Wan- Thank God for Hasbro not giving him yellow hair, otherwise I would've butchered them ruthlessly.  :) It's pretty cool, a softgoods cloak would've been better because thanks to the permanent 'cloak arms' he has he needs to remain cloaked at all times. He's pretty good, we can't say any other AOTC Obi's are this good so we're just gonna have to live with it...

Luke- Alright, I still am not the biggest fan of the VOTC Stormy sculpt, I'm not gonna explain why because I already have three hundred times...so I can definitely say without a doubt that I am not a huge fan of this figure. It would probably have been a reluctant buy if not for it coming with...

R2-D2- We do not need another R2!!! Waste of money, killed this set! That being said, I will definitely purchase him if he is a clean repaint of R4-G9. We'll just have to see...
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jeff on April 16, 2007, 06:10 PM
Looks like the stickersheet (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/4-07/2007_bases.jpg) for the new Hasbro Figure Stands has sort of confirmed a few of the rumored packs...

A'Sharad Hett and Assassin Droid are both on there, I guess we can consider them (and their 2-packs) confirmed now.   :)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JangoTat on April 16, 2007, 06:14 PM
we are getting stands again with figures? :-X
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Rune Haako on April 16, 2007, 06:15 PM
No, you have to buy these separate.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nathan on April 16, 2007, 06:24 PM
Headsculpts on Vos and Villie are all wrong ... Vos' skintone is too light as well.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darby on April 16, 2007, 06:38 PM
Baron Fel too!   ;D  Which I will bet means Wedge is coming with him.  Suh-weet. 
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JangoTat on April 16, 2007, 06:46 PM
i dont know if its just the angle or really good sculpting but i can hardly see any elbow joints on the arc trooper.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: jedipurge on April 16, 2007, 07:31 PM
Looks like the stickersheet (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/4-07/2007_bases.jpg) for the new Hasbro Figure Stands has sort of confirmed a few of the rumored packs...

A'Sharad Hett and Assassin Droid are both on there, I guess we can consider them (and their 2-packs) confirmed now.   :)

That's funny.  Silly Hasbro confirming your rumor lists.  Which one was the assassin droid though.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jeff on April 16, 2007, 10:51 PM
We were able to get some mega-sized images of two of the upcoming Wave 2 sets - Marvel Star Wars #4 and Star Wars Republic #55.

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/4-07/tn_30AC_comic06_front.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/4-07/30AC_comic06_front.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/4-07/tn_30AC_comic06_back.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/4-07/30AC_comic06_back.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/4-07/tn_30AC_comic07_front.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/4-07/30AC_comic07_front.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/4-07/tn_30AC_comic07_back.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/4-07/30AC_comic07_back.jpg)

Just clicky on the images above to check out the pics...
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nathan on April 17, 2007, 12:55 AM
That's funny.  Silly Hasbro confirming your rumor lists.  Which one was the assassin droid though.

Probably this one from the Jabiim comics:
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/A-series_assassin_droid

(http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/thumb/0/0f/Confederacy_asssassin_droid.JPG/329px-Confederacy_asssassin_droid.JPG)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Siths Herald on April 17, 2007, 09:03 AM
I just noticed the extra head/mask that is packed in with Obi-Wan and Alpha.  Who is that for?  Is it an actual extra head, or something that slides over one of the other two heads?  I'll have to go back and check out that issue again.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 17, 2007, 09:30 AM
Baron Fel too!   ;D  Which I will bet means Wedge is coming with him.  Suh-weet. 

Not necessarily. :(

Baron could be coming with the TRU interceptor.

But, I hope you're right.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jeff on April 17, 2007, 10:22 AM
I just noticed the extra head/mask that is packed in with Obi-Wan and Alpha.  Who is that for?  Is it an actual extra head, or something that slides over one of the other two heads? 

It is an alternate head for Obi-Wan.  It is the Sith Torture mask they put on him in that Jabliim story...

(http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/1/1f/Republic_58_23.jpg)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Siths Herald on April 17, 2007, 10:35 AM
Oh, I remember now.  It's a little reminiscient of Pulp Fiction...
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nathan on April 17, 2007, 11:55 AM
Baron Fel too!   ;D  Which I will bet means Wedge is coming with him.  Suh-weet. 

Not necessarily. :(

Baron could be coming with the TRU interceptor.

But, I hope you're right.

Well, the Interceptor description just says "includes 181st Fighter Pilot figure"--if they were including Fel himself, they'd want to make it known. I think it's more likely we'll see Fel in a 2-pack.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Slothus on April 17, 2007, 01:09 PM
I just noticed the extra head/mask that is packed in with Obi-Wan and Alpha.  Who is that for?  Is it an actual extra head, or something that slides over one of the other two heads? 

It is an alternate head for Obi-Wan.  It is the Sith Torture mask they put on him in that Jabliim story...

(http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/1/1f/Republic_58_23.jpg)

OK, I was wondering if he was being Rey Mysterio for halloween( I have the comic in Question BTW).  Additionally, that err ah spot on Alpha's ahh..area makes me wonder if he's cyclic(female)?! Considering the tough guy attitude he portrays in the republic series...a spot like that in that area of his uniform just won't fly....


 ;)

The DS
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on April 17, 2007, 05:43 PM
Bring out the gimp!
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on April 17, 2007, 08:15 PM
WHERE ARE THESE?!! Its been months since the last wave, and months since these have been revealed.

This wait SUCKS...
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Reid on April 17, 2007, 08:59 PM
WHERE ARE THESE?!! Its been months since the last wave, and months since these have been revealed.

This wait SUCKS...

Calm down. It's only been four and a half months since we got the last wave. Screaming won't get you your toys faster.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Artoo on April 17, 2007, 09:02 PM
I would KILL for there to be an SA Wedge in one of these sets, good idea.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Broem on April 25, 2007, 10:47 PM
Some first look pics from Lee's Toy Review of Mara and Luke and others....

http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=2532812&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1&vc=1&PHPSESSID=

Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JangoTat on April 25, 2007, 10:57 PM
cant say im to excited for these new ones. i dont like the luke.and will probably only buy it for mara. vader looks like he doesnt have articulated knees and i dont even know who the other 3 are. im guessing one is the asharad hett dude.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: MetalJedi on April 25, 2007, 11:05 PM
Until I see better pictures of these I'm not going to make any split judgements.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Broem on April 26, 2007, 12:01 AM
I am GUESSING the one by Vader is Leia?  I dont' know?  I guess they are okay.  I want the Mara Jade figure.  Luke is kind of an odd choice in that outfit anyway.  Yeah, I don't know either really.  I will more than likely just focus on the basic figures in the TAC line but maybe I'll get some comic packs here and there. 
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on April 26, 2007, 12:34 AM
(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/042707darthstringfield.jpg)

Count me in for multiples of each.  The customizer in me is itching for more good fodder for female customs, as well as photonovel characters.  Looks like Rykrof will be finding a new look for an upcoming photonovel or two.

 :P
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on April 26, 2007, 01:35 AM
Pretty outstanding looking figures in the scans, kudos to the early images from the scanner as well, they're fun to see. 

Not exactly the material I'd like covered for EU from Hasbro (I really could give 2 ***** about Infinities, and it sorta sucks they went that route really, but I like the Hett set, and the Mara/Luke is incredible looking).  Lee's gets some decent stuff from Hasbro anymore...  Used to be that the toy rags weren't worth looking at but now a days they get a story from time to time.  Pretty cool I guess.
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/7-06/ComicPackScan1Full.jpeg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/7-06/ComicPackScan2Full.jpeg)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Slothus on April 26, 2007, 01:45 AM
Awesome..At least Hasbro got Asharad Hett right; with a removeable mask to show his tatooed human face

Just as I requested for it several times earlier in this site- well, I'm glad they did him right anyway.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: blaster_e11 on April 26, 2007, 03:10 AM
i like them, mara jade is a nice update
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Brian on April 26, 2007, 09:21 AM
I think these sets look pretty good as well.  I like the Luke/Mara set in particular, and its at least an interesting way to get a "new" Luke along with the Mara.  I have to admit I don't know a whole lot about Hett and Dark Woman, but I think that Hett figure looks pretty nice.  I haven't read Infinities either, but that Leia/Vader sets looks ok.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 26, 2007, 09:25 AM
I have to admit that these wave 3 figures look well done. The only one I'm interested in is the Luke/Jade pack though.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: evenflow on April 26, 2007, 09:38 AM
I love the Hett / Dark Woman set. The Mara Luke set is ok, but would have preferred different versions of them. The Leia set is the weakest for me.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on April 26, 2007, 11:54 AM
Whats up with Vaders cape?
I have to say overall I am a bit underwhelmed, especially the Luke. I was expecting a redo to the Dark Empire Kenner version. If you look close there are skipping out on Knee articulation on Luke, Dark woman and Vader. I will buy them all of course but the Luke is really missing something black glove, shirt. He looks like trailer trash look that just finished working on his truck.
Not bad but not great.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Morgbug on April 26, 2007, 01:28 PM
Whats up with Vaders cape?


He borrowed it from Batman.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Matt R. on April 26, 2007, 03:10 PM
SWEET  ;D Finally an SA Mara Jade Figure. Yes, Yes

the rest of them are fantastic. Vader looks like McQuarrie Vader Figure to me, but better.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Deanna Rash on April 26, 2007, 03:29 PM
 :o :o :o OH MY! YES! I GOT to get these! I love it! 8)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Artoo on April 26, 2007, 06:49 PM
The Mara is awesome! Hope we get some more Maras in the future too.
Where's wave 2 at though? Jeez, Hasbro needs to tell the stores or whatever.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on April 26, 2007, 07:00 PM
Vader/Leia: Pass. Dont know what the hell it is.
Dark Woman/Hett: Dark woman is a wonderful surprise, and topping it off with that superb Hett was a very good decision by Hasbro. I'll definitely pick up a couple.
Mara/Luke: Mara Jade is really neat, I dont care much for that Luke but hes great custom fodder. Ill take a few of this set.

 8)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Artoo on April 26, 2007, 07:24 PM
Looks like someone over at Scum in Indianapolis found wave 2 at TRU.
The hunt is finally on.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on April 26, 2007, 07:35 PM
Looks like someone over at Scum in Indianapolis found wave 2 at TRU.
The hunt is finally on.

SERIOUSLY?!!

Any pictures?!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Reid on April 26, 2007, 07:49 PM
Those new packs look great- love the Mara/Luke one.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on April 26, 2007, 08:12 PM
WHERE ARE THESE?!! Its been months since the last wave, and months since these have been revealed.

This wait SUCKS...

If you pre-ordered at a certain online store you might be in for a surprise in the coming hours...
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Artoo on April 26, 2007, 08:22 PM
Pics are in their  Recent Purchases thread. I don't know how to get pics on here, without a link.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darby on April 26, 2007, 09:46 PM
Oh HELL yes.   ;D  These are fantastic.  Mara is out of the ballpark good.  Luke is great, Ashard is cool, and for the folks that care, he's probably even better.  The Dark Woman and Leia will make for interesting customs.  They're not interesting to me otherwise.  Somehow that Vader is better than the McQ one without even trying.  They're all fantastic.  This is by far the best subline Hasbro's ever done.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 27, 2007, 12:07 PM
I was stupefied when I happened upon the Quinlan Vos and ARC trooper comic packs in TRU this morning.  The ARC is awesome and I bought both on the pegs, the Vos does look a tad short to me, but I did buy one.  I also bought one of the Luke stormies even though R2 sucks.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Slothus on April 27, 2007, 12:26 PM
Are the prices the same?
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 27, 2007, 12:26 PM
Are the prices the same?

The TRU price I paid was $10.99/each.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: jedipurge on April 27, 2007, 02:21 PM
Anyone notice Luke's helmet?  Looks like it has some sort of face mask.  If I remember fight he was floating in space or something to that effect in the book.  Mara not much else to say besides awesome.  Shett & DW awesome love female Jedi.  Vader & Leia intresting, at least theres finally a Female somewhat traditional Jedi robes out there.   
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: evenflow on April 27, 2007, 07:30 PM
Nice that hasbro confirmed Fel. I love the answer they gave about the stand list  ;D I wonder if they really didnt notice his name was on the picture.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Broem on April 27, 2007, 07:55 PM
Awesome news!  Way to go JediDefender for sending in the question. 
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on April 28, 2007, 02:24 AM
That did turn out to be a nice "backed you against a wall so you have to answer it" question. ;D  And I'm pumped...  New Fel and I'm wagering a new (Oh please) Wedge Antilles too...  I can't wait.  They're both overdue IMO...  Especially Wedgie.  Fel though is great as an EU character and I think even non-EU fans will dig his look.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darby on April 28, 2007, 10:22 AM
Don't get me started on Wedge.  As psyched as I am for Fel, it's really the prospect of a new Wedge in that set that has me excited.  I can't imagine who else Hasbro would pack in there with Fel, but you never know...
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on April 28, 2007, 10:40 AM
Considering the quality of some of these new comic pack figures gets me very excited about what Hasbro will give us for Fel. However, considering the quality of some of the OTHER new comic packs figures gets me very worried about what we'll get for Fel. We'll see, Im gonna hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.

Im gonna go out soon to track down Vos and the ARC Pack. How is that Obi-Wan for those of you who have found him?
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 28, 2007, 12:55 PM

Im gonna go out soon to track down Vos and the ARC Pack. How is that Obi-Wan for those of you who have found him?

Decent figure.  Obviously, get this for the ARC.  But Obi Wan is a good likeness with ball jointed shoulders, elbows, knees, ankles, with articulated hips, wrists, waist and head too.  14 points.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Rune Haako on April 28, 2007, 01:09 PM
What kind of articulation does Alpha have? :)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 28, 2007, 01:19 PM
What kind of articulation does Alpha have? :)

Actually the same as Obi-Wan.  Ball jointed head, shoulders, elbows, knees and ankles, and articulated hips, wrists and waist.  The weapon is great, the kama looks great, gotta love the pauldron although it does interfere with some of the natural rifle firing positions.  It's still super.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Deanna Rash on April 28, 2007, 03:00 PM
 8) Coolies! I'm getting this set shipped about fri! YAY! I really want wave 3!
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Artoo on April 29, 2007, 10:28 AM
GH has some pics of wave 2 up on their home page. This wave looks really great, I can't wait untill I find some.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darby on April 29, 2007, 12:32 PM
I've got the Obi/Alpha pack and it may be the best $10 you're ever going to spend on SW toys.  You get two SA figs that each have vast customizing/army building potential.  Obi can be a AOTC or ROTS Obi, or whatever Jedi you want him to be, and Alpha is Alpha.  C'mon.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nicklab on April 29, 2007, 06:53 PM
After opening 2 of the wave 2 comic packs the other day, I can definitely say that they're a great value!  The figures you get in this set are well worth the $10.99 you pay per set.

Quinlan Vos & Vilmar Grhark
This is a good set.  The sculpts are solid all the way around.  Vos's face looks a little on the thin side, but that's a minor consideration.  His facial markings also seem a little muted, but in the end it may make them look more natural.  The clothing they chose for Vos is cool, being the garb that he wore while he was seeking out Dooku during the Clone Wars.  It's not the traditional Jedi robes and I think that helps breaks things up for the Jedi in general.

Villie looks great and is pretty spot on for Dark Horse's favorite Devaronian.  He's definitely pretty aggressive looking and nowhere near being a Labria repaint.

The accessories for both are pretty standard fare, with a lightsaber and blaster included with Vos and a blaster and ammo bandolier for Villie.  Both have sculpted holsters and the weapons are decent.  This may only be an issue with my set, but the lightsaber hilt wound up being a little bit bent for how it was packaged.

The only complaints I have for this set?  There's no knee or ankle articulation on either figure.  I think that limits Vos more than Villie, as the skirt/tunic limits Vos's leg movements a little more and that added articulation might have helped the figure.  But the rest of the articulation is good, with ball jointed shoulders and elbows, standard hips and ball jointed heads.  The ball jointed head should make swapping Vos's head to another Jedi body pretty easy.


Obi-Wan Kenobi & Alpha
If you want some bang for your buck, buy this comic 2-pack.  These are a couple of great sculpts with up to date articulation and accessories.

Obi-Wan Kenobi is built on the ROTS Obi-Wan Kenobi Pilot "chassis".  It's the same body and legs as the older version with some tweaks to make this a Battle of Jabiim Obi-Wan.  The chief differences?  A new head sculpt, newly sculpted arms, a softgoods skirt and the plastic cloak.  There's also the additional Sith torture mask, but I really don't have much use for that.  But this Obi-Wan would be a great stand-in for any AOTC era Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the articulation is great.

Alpha is just phenomenal.  I'm not certain what Clone Trooper might be the basis for this one, but it's a great sculpt.  The articulation is great, with ball joints at the head, shoulders, elbows, knees and ankles and standard articulation at the hips, wrists and waist.  The helmet is removable and somewhat snug.  The pauldron is all new with added pouches and a utility hose that connects to the wristguard.  The rifle is an improved version of the one that came with the CW ARC Troopers, and the kama is all new.

Negatives?  There really aren't any that I can think of.  Personally I would have preferred a sg cloak for Obi-Wan, especially since the sg cloaks have come so far in the past couple of years.  But then I can always take off the existing cloak and replace it with a sg one.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on April 29, 2007, 11:41 PM
Here's some loose pics of the ones I got Friday -

OBI WAN KENOBI

(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/043007kenobi.jpg)

ARC TROOPER ALPHA

(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/043007alpha2.jpg)


(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/043007alpha1.jpg)


(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/043007alpha3.jpg)


(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/043007alpha4.jpg)

VILLIE

(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/043007villie1.jpg)


QUINLAN VOS AND VILLIE

(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/043007vos1.jpg)


QUINLAN VOS

(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/043007vos2.jpg)


QUINLAN VOS CUSTOM COMPARISON

(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/043007vos3.jpg)

On the comparison shot - my custom Vos and Hasbro's version.  Theirs looks a heck of a lot better obviously.  Mine does have a removable saber hilt/hild attachmend on his belt, and mine has SA legs while Hasbro didn't include those featurs.  I'll upgrade Hasbro's version when I get time - but I am very, very glad that they made this figure and did a very good job in my opinion.

 :P
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Diddly on April 30, 2007, 12:03 AM
Ok, the Q-Vos/Villie set looks A LOT better than the proto pics made it look. Bummer about the knees but that can be easily fixed.

Has anyone with the ARC/Kenobi set tried switching the ARC's kama with a "normal" kama from the ROTS Clone Commander?
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on April 30, 2007, 12:44 AM
Haven't tried it yet... the ARC kama doesn't easily snap off, it would need to be cut.  I would think that what you're talking about might be doable though.

 :P
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Brian on April 30, 2007, 09:28 AM
I found 2 of the 3 at TRU on Sunday - Luke/R2 and Obi-Wan/ARC.  There wasn't any sign of Vos' pack, but hopefully they'll be showing up elsewhere soon.  I was most excited about the Obi-Wan pack, because as others have mentioned, you're getting 2 SA figures (and a comic) for $10 (or $11 at TRU).  Still, compared to other Star Wars lines, this is a relative deal.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on April 30, 2007, 10:05 AM
I don't know... Vos does not look menacing enough.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Slothus on April 30, 2007, 11:20 AM
Can anyone tell me if Alpha's sensor on his helmet swings down like McFett's does?
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jayson on April 30, 2007, 11:25 AM
The rangefinder is in a fixed position.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Slothus on April 30, 2007, 02:12 PM
Thanks Jay... :(
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Artoo on April 30, 2007, 03:20 PM
Here's some that'd I like to see for 2008:
Star Wars: Droids- The Kalarba Adventures- C-3PO & C-3PX (TAC 4-LOM re-hashes)
Infinities: A New Hope Part 3- Leia Skywalker (Vader's Apprentince) & Han Solo
Jango Fett: Open Seasons- Jaster Mereel & Jango Fett (New,SA)
Star Wars: Legacy 7- Cade Skywalker & Ghost Luke Skywalker
Star Wars: Legacy ??- Female Stormtrooper & Regular Stormtrooper
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jeff on May 5, 2007, 06:25 PM
What sculpt is that R2?

If it's the same sculpt as the one in the catalog photo, it's the VOTC sculpt:

[snip]
Wouldn't surprise me if it was the R4-G9 sculpt, though--that'd be twice now that they've done an Artoo in that sculpt, but then ruined it with a goofy-ass paintjob.

I haven't seen anyone else confirm this, so I thought I would...

I picked up the Wave 2 Comic Packs today and Marvel R2-D2 is indeed the R4-G9 sculpt, complete with head-turning/leg-lifting feature.   :-X
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on May 5, 2007, 08:03 PM
So far, Vos doesnt look too great, Im a little concerned. Villie too.

Alpha and Obi-Wan on the other hand look awesome!

I cant wait to pick these up, and I cant wait to see more of Mara Jade, Dark Woman, ASharad, and the rumored Duro Stormtrooper!

 8)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Slothus on May 7, 2007, 11:32 AM
I got these finally Saturday.

Voss/Villie-- articulation is waste-up only. I actually like the paint apps and sculpts alot- besides it's the
                 first time I got these anyway-I don't really expect Hasbro to do a first time figure correctly
                 (they stand to make more $ by not) anyway. Vos' skirt is awesome it's really flexible so he
                 can pilot ships easily-nice touch. Villie- kudos to Hasbro by not just using a labria repainting
                 him and calling him Villie(I wouldn't put it past them either, but I'm glad they didn't).

Obi/Alpha-- The jewel of the wave. Both figures are SAC. For a first time figure Alpha is really done well
                 -though I guess this was an easier first-time fig for Hasbro since it's a clone ::). The torn
                 /worn skirt really looks great-gives a blowing in the wind effect-nice accessory as well with
                 arm communication thingy added and oversized shoulder pad. Obi-wan=awesome but not
                 quite perfect. He cannot hold the lightsaber with 2 hands, and his cloak really takes away
                 from his SAC. it 'looks' like the cloak could be removed in some way but, even if you do then
                 now you still have permanent 'cloak' arms on him. He has a great sculpt, head sculpt is new
                 too (I really like it). Really good touch as well with the soft goods underskirt-- we caught
                 JediMac looking under it at our SOCAL lunch get together :-X!

Luke/R2--   Nice repaints I guess. I didn't realize Luke was really basically a VOTC stormie with Luke head
                sculpt added on. Oh, and another R2 ::).

* I really like the value we get out of these sets, I recall in the beginning I was irritated about the line
   especially with the announced first wave, but now that we're past the repacks(last one luke/r2) I'm
   really stoked about this 'line' after all. Brand new sculpts-some SAC even, 2 figures AND a comic book
   (that I already have but no matter) for good value. I was concerned about price increase when the new
   figs started but I'm glad they didn't increase it!

DS
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Morgbug on May 7, 2007, 12:36 PM
(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/043007alpha3.jpg)

Anyone else more than a little mildly disturbed by the fudge-y stain that's somewhat, er, strategically located?  Clones getting a little friendly?   I mean honestly, there's only a couple of explanations for that:

1. dropped a burger in my lap at lunch and didn't have time to clean
2. I had an itch and there was only this rotting tree stump to rub up against
3.  :-X
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Slothus on May 7, 2007, 02:45 PM
3. Itsa female clone at a particular err time without protection ::)
4. he **** himself, had to change, then put his undyguard on backwards. :P
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Deanna Rash on May 7, 2007, 03:47 PM
Mine didn't have the berenstain ;) He's clean :)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Reid on May 7, 2007, 04:20 PM
Mine didn't have the berenstain ;)

(http://www.mbc.edu/images/news_mag/berenstain2.jpg)

Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on May 7, 2007, 07:06 PM
My theory...  During hand-to-hand combat he slammed someone's face off his crotch armor after he knocked them down, knocking them out and making it embarassing looking on holo-recordings too.

I've yet to see hide nor hair of Comic packs on the pegs since the first wave were wiped out of most stores near me.  WM doesn't even have pegs for them at most stores I've noticed.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JediJman on May 7, 2007, 11:16 PM
I've had no luck finding these, but I keep hearing multiple reports of people finding them at TRU's.  Hopefully they will make their way to Target stores soon!
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Sprry75 on May 8, 2007, 11:29 AM
5. Someone pulled the ol' stinkhand and then had his picture taken with Alpha.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b69/ocb75/sandfuckers.jpg)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: evenflow on May 8, 2007, 11:51 AM
I got my sets yesterday. I think Vos could have been a little better and that the R2 looked better in the pictures, but still better than the first wave.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on May 8, 2007, 03:00 PM
Anyone gonna get the Luke/R2 set just because the R2 is so wildly different that he'll make a good "random" astromech?

I'm pondering doing this and selling the Luke.  I have no desire for these Marvel packs otherwise.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Mikey D on May 8, 2007, 03:15 PM
Anyone gonna get the Luke/R2 set just because the R2 is so wildly different that he'll make a good "random" astromech?


Yep.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Morgbug on May 8, 2007, 05:21 PM
Anyone gonna get the Luke/R2 set just because the R2 is so wildly different that he'll make a good "random" astromech?


Yep.
Yep, yep.

I don't mind the Marvel stuff so much, so it's a good buy for me. 
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jediknight760071 on May 8, 2007, 06:37 PM
Been looking for Vos...haven't found him yet....but still looking! :) Im a little bit disappointed with the legs, but alas, I'll live with it.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darby on May 8, 2007, 10:58 PM
Anyone gonna get the Luke/R2 set just because the R2 is so wildly different that he'll make a good "random" astromech?

Yeah, this is pretty much the only reason I'm getting this one.  I love astromechs and this one put me over the top.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Diddly on May 9, 2007, 12:25 AM
No sign of these yet, or any Comic Packs for that matter. These were common all over around February/March but all were sold and never restocked. The pegs marked for them hold Titaniums, Galactic Heroes, and Basic Figs. I hope Wave 2 is able to come in, because these figures look great.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on May 9, 2007, 01:14 AM
So basically a ton of people want R2 and not Luke...  So a flood of Luke's on the market? :)  Great.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: speedermike on May 9, 2007, 06:45 PM
I've picked these all up now.  This is one great sub-set.  I'm really liking the figs, and enjoying reading the comics without spending for them.  However, what's with Obi-Wan's wrestling mask?

Yeah, I know...it's a Sith mask or something.  It's not mentioned in the issue of the comic he's packed with.  Odd.
But i'm loving the figs.  Even Luke.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Scott on May 9, 2007, 08:10 PM
It really is not too hard to remove the blue areas from Han and Luke's armor to make movie accurate versions
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JediJman on May 9, 2007, 09:32 PM
So basically a ton of people want R2 and not Luke...  So a flood of Luke's on the market? :)  Great.

I'd rather have the Luke's and not the R2.  If anyone wants to split packs and trade, lemme know.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 9, 2007, 11:44 PM
Found these today and was able to resist picking up an opener set of the Quinlan Vos. Love the other two sets.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on May 10, 2007, 03:33 AM
It really is not too hard to remove the blue areas from Han and Luke's armor to make movie accurate versions

Indeed, paint removal on figures has various techniques...  I just wiped some Appo pauldrons to a clean black to make some "officers" for my Engineers, maybe others too.  I gotta find a use for the plethora of these things I've accumulated.

J-Man if you decide to sell some R2's let me know.  I'm all ears on that.  I really have no desire for that set other than for odd looking astromechs like I noted, so just PM me if you want.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Mikey D on May 10, 2007, 07:27 AM

I'd rather have the Luke's and not the R2.  If anyone wants to split packs and trade, lemme know.

I'll do that deal, Justin.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Slothus on May 10, 2007, 01:32 PM
My son and I already modified his Alpha trooper's T. sensor so that it flips up and down. We broke off a piece of paperclip that has the white plastic coating on it, widened some holes with a safety pin, used supeglue and ..good to go!

Kinda hard for Dad working with sloth-fat fingers and all but we made it work and it looks good!
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JediJman on May 11, 2007, 12:41 PM

I'd rather have the Luke's and not the R2.  If anyone wants to split packs and trade, lemme know.

I'll do that deal, Justin.

Cool, now one of us just needs to find a few comic packs... ;)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: P-Siddy on May 11, 2007, 03:54 PM

I'd rather have the Luke's and not the R2.  If anyone wants to split packs and trade, lemme know.

I'll do that deal, Justin.

Cool, now one of us just needs to find a few comic packs... ;)

Yeah, I'm more interested in Luke than R2, but if I have to, I'll keep the R2.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on May 11, 2007, 04:48 PM
It really is not too hard to remove the blue areas from Han and Luke's armor to make movie accurate versions

I've had mixed results trying that.  Are you using Goof-Off or something else?

 :P
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JediJman on May 11, 2007, 05:16 PM
Found these at Target today using the DPCI sytem.  087-06-1991.   ;D
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: jedipurge on May 11, 2007, 06:44 PM
It really is not too hard to remove the blue areas from Han and Luke's armor to make movie accurate versions

I've had mixed results trying that.  Are you using Goof-Off or something else?

 :P


Though I've yet to try this on Luke stormie or Han, with a little patience, steady hand, and a sharp exacto I just about removed all the factory paint on the legion markings for the Cody's and Airborne troops that I have then you kind of just go over it with run of the mill paint remover and it leaves it pretty clean.  Beats layer after layer of white paint over that orange.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nathan on May 13, 2007, 03:50 PM
I've picked these all up now.  This is one great sub-set.  I'm really liking the figs, and enjoying reading the comics without spending for them.  However, what's with Obi-Wan's wrestling mask?

Yeah, I know...it's a Sith mask or something.  It's not mentioned in the issue of the comic he's packed with.  Odd.

Not so odd ... the issue that he's packed with is only the first in a story arc of four issues. The Sith torture mask shows up later.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Broem on May 13, 2007, 09:14 PM
It really is not too hard to remove the blue areas from Han and Luke's armor to make movie accurate versions

I've had mixed results trying that.  Are you using Goof-Off or something else?

 :P

I have nothing else to add.  Other than I really like Chewie's avatar  :o
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Scott on May 13, 2007, 11:22 PM
It really is not too hard to remove the blue areas from Han and Luke's armor to make movie accurate versions

I've had mixed results trying that.  Are you using Goof-Off or something else?

 :P
Goof-off...I seem to remember that I had some issues though with Han's chest getting sort of tacky.  It doesn't feel tacky any longer and is perfectly fine until I have to rebuy the movie accurate versions :P
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Diddly on May 14, 2007, 12:16 AM
I picked up all three sets from Wave 2 today, but I've only opened the Kenobi/ARC pack. It f'ing rocks. Kenobi is an updated version of the ROTS Pilot figure, and the headsculpt was tweaked to give him more of an AOTC look. Looks fantastic, it's almost the perfect AOTC Obi-Wan we've been waiting for. The ARC Trooper is based on the Evolutions ROTS Clone and is 1000000000000% better than the Clone Wars version. It'd be cool to see a Red repaint released in the basic line with dual pistols. If you see this set, grab it, it'll go quickly. I want a few more sets just to have a set of ARCS from the Clone Wars cartoon.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on May 14, 2007, 01:30 AM
It really is not too hard to remove the blue areas from Han and Luke's armor to make movie accurate versions

I've had mixed results trying that.  Are you using Goof-Off or something else?

 :P
Goof-off...I seem to remember that I had some issues though with Han's chest getting sort of tacky.  It doesn't feel tacky any longer and is perfectly fine until I have to rebuy the movie accurate versions :P

Goof-Off is kind of like plastic-welder is Scott, in that it has really potent chemicals in it (it's worse really) that actually begin to break down plastic.  I've found I have to really get a knack for working with it to remove paint and not ultimately damage the figure...  I usually use it on little crap like a Pauldron or something small.  Anyway, yeah it actually breaks a figure down chemically, though the figure "solidifies" after a brief time.  Testors Paint (oil based) does the same thing and most think it's the paint not drying but actually it's the paint eating away at the plastic (PVC plastic) of figures. 

Plastic Welder is made for ABS plastics and actually breaks the ABS down, and when you connect two pieces together it fuses or "welds" them into one...  It's the same kind of thing, so I assume similar or worse chemicals are in Goof-Off and that's why that happens.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 14, 2007, 09:38 AM
It really is not too hard to remove the blue areas from Han and Luke's armor to make movie accurate versions

I've had mixed results trying that.  Are you using Goof-Off or something else?

 :P
Goof-off...I seem to remember that I had some issues though with Han's chest getting sort of tacky.  It doesn't feel tacky any longer and is perfectly fine until I have to rebuy the movie accurate versions :P

Goof-Off is kind of like plastic-welder is Scott, in that it has really potent chemicals in it (it's worse really) that actually begin to break down plastic.  I've found I have to really get a knack for working with it to remove paint and not ultimately damage the figure...  I usually use it on little crap like a Pauldron or something small.  Anyway, yeah it actually breaks a figure down chemically, though the figure "solidifies" after a brief time.  Testors Paint (oil based) does the same thing and most think it's the paint not drying but actually it's the paint eating away at the plastic (PVC plastic) of figures. 

Plastic Welder is made for ABS plastics and actually breaks the ABS down, and when you connect two pieces together it fuses or "welds" them into one...  It's the same kind of thing, so I assume similar or worse chemicals are in Goof-Off and that's why that happens.

I used Goof off on more than 60 '06 Sandtroopers and found that; on about every tenth one that the plastic on the chest stared to broke down in a weird way. Not enough to ruin the figure, but enough for me to pull back, let it harden and go again, lighter. Haven't tried it on the comic pack troopers, but they could be using a different plastic than that of the Sandtrooper.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: P-Siddy on May 14, 2007, 07:10 PM
Snagged a Luke/R2 pack at the local Target using the DCPI trick. The box had already been pilfered of the others though. I noticed my Luke has a longer right leg... weird.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JediJman on May 14, 2007, 07:49 PM
Snagged a Luke/R2 pack at the local Target using the DCPI trick. The box had already been pilfered of the others though. I noticed my Luke has a longer right leg... weird.

Uh...longer than what?  Heh heh ...heh heh.  ;)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: P-Siddy on May 14, 2007, 08:04 PM
Snagged a Luke/R2 pack at the local Target using the DCPI trick. The box had already been pilfered of the others though. I noticed my Luke has a longer right leg... weird.

Uh...longer than what?  Heh heh ...heh heh.  ;)

Than his left...  :-*

But, hey, his sister said he "was a little short for a Stormtrooper," so does that mean was Leia fooling around with Jango Fett soldiers all this time trying to uncover the secret plans??
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Diddly on May 15, 2007, 12:33 AM
Holy ****! What a difference a paint job makes... I just realized that the ARC's rifle is the exact same one as the rifle that came with the Clone Wars ARC in 2003. I thought it was different the whole time.

I also opened the other two packs today:

Luke/R2 is a good set. Luke is about the same as Han, and I like how they added a "rusty" paintjob to the E-11.R2 is really cool, and like Chewie in the Han pack, can be used as a completely different astromech. My one complaint is that Hasbro used ****** bendy plastic for R2's legs, so it's more like a repaint of the astromechs from the Final 22, not R4-G9 (who had strong plastic used in his legs).

Vilmarh/Vos... cool set overall. The lack of leg articulation sucks, but everything else about them is cool. When I first saw the prototypes, I thought they looked too skinny and the sculpts looked bad but in person everything is much better. Vos and Villie are quickly becoming two of my favorite figures.

Overall I'd say that every set in this wave is a winner. If you passed on Wave 1, do yourself a favor and at least pick up the ARC/Obi and Vos/Villie packs.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: ruiner on May 15, 2007, 01:53 PM

Vilmarh/Vos... cool set overall. The lack of leg articulation sucks,

There's a trick for that.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on May 15, 2007, 08:54 PM
Yet to see these around Pittsburgh.  We dont' have pegspace for comic packs at ANY store even though...  TRU, Target, KM, WM, they all are devoid of comic pack pegs.  Kinda sucks since, of course, Wave 2 are the best so far and aren't shipping much around here (yet).  A sign of the times with Star Wars it seems.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JediJman on May 15, 2007, 09:08 PM
Yet to see these around Pittsburgh.  We dont' have pegspace for comic packs at ANY store even though...  TRU, Target, KM, WM, they all are devoid of comic pack pegs.  Kinda sucks since, of course, Wave 2 are the best so far and aren't shipping much around here (yet).  A sign of the times with Star Wars it seems.

We don't have peg space for them in Minnesota right now either.  I found them using the DPCI at Target - almost all of the Targets around here have them in the back room, but haven't brought them out because the aisle has yet to be reset.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Reid on May 15, 2007, 09:27 PM
Saw Wave 1 for a few weeks, then they disappeared... I was able to get the Chewie/Stormie Han pack though, so I'm happy there. Wave 2 hasn't shown up and I really don't care if it does- I'm waiting for the excellent Wave 3 Luke/Mara pack.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JangoTat on May 15, 2007, 09:30 PM
A new Hope comics are cut before the end in the luke(figure) part right? cause i was actually interested in finishing that comic series off :(
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: iFett on May 15, 2007, 09:47 PM
We don't have peg space for them in Minnesota right now either.  I found them using the DPCI at Target - almost all of the Targets around here have them in the back room, but haven't brought them out because the aisle has yet to be reset.

I'm done pestering Target employees to grab stuff from the back for me for the time being, though I'm pretty sure that this has something to do with the reset that will incorporate the TF movie toys.  I also expect to see the vTAC figs/new comic packs in or around the same time as the reset (06/01)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on May 16, 2007, 10:08 AM
WHERE THE HELL IS THIS WAVE!!!???!!!
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Dressel Rebel on May 16, 2007, 10:48 AM
WHERE THE HELL IS THIS WAVE!!!???!!!

I have only seen it at TRU so far.  Be patient, it'll be all over.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: P-Siddy on May 16, 2007, 10:50 AM
Yeah, I think there must be Toy aisle resets stores are waiting on. I got my Luke/R2 by using DPCI and it seems most people are doing that as the box was devoid of Vos and Alphas...

They be here sooner than you think.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Blackwolf13 on May 16, 2007, 10:57 AM
I got my Quinlan/Villie set @ TRU though I've seen that set & Luke/Artoo @ Wal-Mart as well. I still have yet to find the Obi/ARC set. I'm concentrating on getting this wave and then I'll go back and get the first wave. Seems like you can't swing a dead cat without hitting the first wave.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: IshiTib on May 16, 2007, 11:27 AM
i will buy the set with quinlan vos, and i really hope, that it will appear anywhere in germany in my area
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Reid on May 16, 2007, 06:34 PM
WHERE THE HELL IS THIS WAVE!!!???!!!

Calm down, you'll get your toys soon.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Blackwolf13 on May 18, 2007, 12:08 AM
Found me an Obi/ARC set this evening at a local TRU. Is it just me or does the mohawk off-center when the ARC trooper's helmet is on. Crooked mohawk aside, the new ARC is 1,000,000% better than the original.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: jedi_master_sal on May 18, 2007, 02:13 PM
I found these a few weeks ago, but only saw them the one time. I left all of the Luke sets, but did get one Quinlan and Two Alpha sets.

Good figs, great sculpts. Lacks a little articulation in the Quin/Villie set, but I can overlook this.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Famine on May 19, 2007, 01:33 PM
Be patient, it'll be all over.

I bet you say that to all the boys.

Kevin
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nicklab on May 19, 2007, 02:09 PM
I've been noticing something with wave 2 so far.  It seems that the Luke & R2 and Obi-Wan & Alpha sets are selling better than the Vos & Villie 2-pack.  I must have hit about 10 stores yesterday and that was the running trend at almost all of them.  I saw scattered numbers of Vos & Villie and very few if any of the other two sets.  In fact I only saw 1 Alpha & Obi-Wan set at all.

I hope that the lingering Vos & Villie 2-packs are just indicative of collectors not being able to make it to the store to buy these just yet.  Because if this is a symptom of a sense of disinterest in wholly EU characters, then this line may not be long for this world.  But I guess we need to let this play out.  And if wave 3's Dark Woman & A'sharad Hett 2-pack doesn't sell well (the other 2 sets feature movie based characters), then Hasbro might have to rethink this concept.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: DoctorPadawan on May 19, 2007, 03:08 PM
My comment on this is going to be rather narrow in focus, given that I've only actually seen these once at one Wal-Mart, but it was a little surprising to me, despite my general loathing of the majority of the non-CW EU stuff.  Our situation was pretty much similar to Nick's in that the Kenobi/ARC pack disappeared pretty much immediately, with the Luke/R2 set following close behind.  Out of the Vos/Devaronian sets, I picked up one of the two hanging around, and the other one sat until (apparently) sometime last night, as WM had it when I was there at 6 PM and didn't this morning at 8. 

I thought this was particularly interesting/shocking/etc because of the rabid fan demand for Vos in the ToyFare poll, and I wonder if this bodes well/badly for future "pure" EU packs.  My own purchase of the set had more to do with the fact that Vos was mentioned and was supposed to be in ROTS than it did liking the stories in the comics, and unless there is something else Clone Wars-related in this series in the offing, I'm pretty much done with the comic two packs after this.  I'm also kind of curious as to how the so-called "EU Wave" with the KOTOR and CW stuff will do at retail, since it will be the first time in many years that Hasbro's devoted an entire wave to non-film stuff. 



Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Artoo on May 19, 2007, 10:06 PM
Hopefully it won't take as long for wave 3 to ship. I really want those figures.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nicklab on May 19, 2007, 10:28 PM
They did take their sweet time between waves, didn't they?  I got wave 1 just before Christmas and I only got wave 2 a couple of weeks ago.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Reid on May 22, 2007, 08:17 PM
Found Wave 2 at Target but passed on all of them. Can't wait for that Wave 3 Heir To The Empire pack though!
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on May 22, 2007, 09:03 PM
I picked up Wave 2 sans Luke/R2 the other week...  Still were a ton of Villie/Vos and Luke/R2 a couple nights ago though, not moving like I figured they would and from what I hear we have a bit of a scalper thing going on at my nearest WM (or so some employees have mentioned).

I did sorta pilfer all the Obi/ARC sets but that was 1 for someone, 2 for me, 1 for a kid, so that's not horrid.

Fantastic figures though I would be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed in Vos/Villie.  As $5 figures, my bitches are minor though.  Working holsters rock, two NEW blasters, great sculpts, pretty sharp paint applications as I recall...  If these were $7 a piece though I'd be damn pissed off about the lack of knee or ankle articulation, I must say.  I won't do a leg swap with Vos personally, I'll leave him be, as I just don't care for the difference in pants and stuff, but I was still a little disappointed there.

Obi/ARC though...  Wowza!  Two pretty well super articulated figures, and Obi's only real flaw is his lack of the two loose flaps for his tunic's softgoods bits.  For some reason Hasbro just thinks a "skirt" is ok sometimes but they need that part of the vest that hangs too IMO.  Otherwise though, this Obi-Wan is actually in many ways superior to the Pilot figure it's based on...  I love the tattered cloak, that's fine Jedi sculpting.

The ARC is outstanding too...  A few posing issues because of the pauldron but nothing I'd freak out about.  I'm gonna maybe hopefully get a few more Alpha's to give the CW figure's pauldron too.  A little bit of army building with it for variety.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Rob on May 22, 2007, 09:58 PM
I'm pretty excited about any of these that aren't painted up in fluorescents.  I know it's stylistic, but come on...

If it generally looks like a regular figure, I'm down.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on May 23, 2007, 02:03 AM
I agree...  The Marvel figures really didn't do a thing for me...  I understand it was maybe their way of seeing how EU with some "familiarity" would fly at retail though, I think it was fairly calculated that the Marvel figures were all known film characters just looking funky...  Cheap easy way for Hasbro to dip their toe in the pond and all, haha.  But they just fell flat with me...  The new stuff though is incredible.  I may not even like the EU it's from but I'm pretty sure I'll always buy the 2-pack as long as the figure(s) look nice and realistically styled.

I don't dig a lot of stuff from EU but I'm kinda looking forward to it...  That Infinities set for instance.  I have no interest in that comic, but those figures are rockin'.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 23, 2007, 02:31 AM
Would you believe my local TRU just got Wave 1 for the first time?  Good lord it's going to be a long wait for the next waves.  ::)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: jedipurge on May 23, 2007, 01:13 PM
Scored my Vos set at Target.  ;D  There were 2 more on the shelf plus I saw another 2 sets at Walmart yesterday.  I'm sure I saw at least 1 set of Luke at both stores, but there could've been more.  Still nada on the Alpha set.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jeff on May 24, 2007, 02:20 PM
Oooh... it's Baron Fel and Derek "Hobbie" Klivian.   

I know some were hoping for Wedge, but I'm thrilled to get another Rogue pilot!  ;D
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Reid on May 24, 2007, 08:25 PM
Loving that Baron Fel pack... Nice to see more EU Imperials. The Wave 3 packs look really nice with the close up shots... Getting that Mara pack for sure. The ESB Infinities pack looks great, loved that comic and the figures rock too... Vader's got the AOTC Anakin head underneath. Neat stuff.


(http://jediinsider.net/g/albums/CIV/Thursday/Hasbro/065.jpg)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: P-Siddy on May 24, 2007, 08:40 PM
I haven't read Infinites, but why does Vader have Anakin's AotC's head... did he not get crispied by Obi-Wan? If not, why the armor?
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JangoTat on May 24, 2007, 09:42 PM
i wanted a hobbie for a while now. cant wait :)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Reid on May 24, 2007, 10:48 PM
I haven't read Infinites, but why does Vader have Anakin's AotC's head... did he not get crispied by Obi-Wan? If not, why the armor?

The AOTC head appears in a dream sequence.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darby on May 24, 2007, 11:13 PM
Ok, so it's Hobbie.  That's cool.  I wanted him too.  But COME ON, Hasbro.  Wedge!   :)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on May 25, 2007, 02:09 AM
Anyone else think the lack of Wedge actually bodes well in a way?  I mean, they give us Hobbie but not Wedge who is Fel's polar opposite in that story arc?  I guess my point being...  Anyone else think a second Rogue Squad may be happening for the comic line?
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: P-Siddy on May 25, 2007, 08:11 AM
I haven't read Infinites, but why does Vader have Anakin's AotC's head... did he not get crispied by Obi-Wan? If not, why the armor?

The AOTC head appears in a dream sequence.

Thanks, Reid.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 25, 2007, 09:42 AM
Anyone else think the lack of Wedge actually bodes well in a way?  I mean, they give us Hobbie but not Wedge who is Fel's polar opposite in that story arc?  I guess my point being...  Anyone else think a second Rogue Squad may be happening for the comic line?

That's a great way of looking at it. But, that's it for this year right?  We've seen everything haven't we?
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JediJman on May 25, 2007, 11:32 AM
Anyone else think the lack of Wedge actually bodes well in a way?  I mean, they give us Hobbie but not Wedge who is Fel's polar opposite in that story arc?  I guess my point being...  Anyone else think a second Rogue Squad may be happening for the comic line?

That's a great way of looking at it. But, that's it for this year right?  We've seen everything haven't we?

I think this is everything for this year, but they might already have comic packs in development for next year.  Sounds like its a pretty successful line for them. 
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: jedipurge on May 25, 2007, 12:45 PM
Anyone else think the lack of Wedge actually bodes well in a way?  I mean, they give us Hobbie but not Wedge who is Fel's polar opposite in that story arc?  I guess my point being...  Anyone else think a second Rogue Squad may be happening for the comic line?

That's a great way of looking at it. But, that's it for this year right?  We've seen everything haven't we?

 

Until next year when they announce the TRU exclusive Wedge Antilles w/X-Wing-Death Star I just got my a$$ shot and I'm getting the hell out of here before I get killed battle damage-but that might be a little wordy  :P  How's the arm articulation on the Luke?  Is it actually swivel and not ball jointed like Vos or Nelvaan Anakin?
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Mikey D on May 30, 2007, 03:21 PM
Anyone want the Luke stormtrooper and not the R2?  If so, shoot me a PM and we'l work something out.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jeff on May 30, 2007, 03:54 PM
But, that's it for this year right?  We've seen everything haven't we?

So far, we've seen 15 sets in the line:

 1- Vader/RFT
 2- Han/Chewie
 3- Tarkin/Stormtrooper
 4- Luke/R2
 5- Quinlon/Villie
 6- Obi-Wan/ARC
 7- Mara/Luke
 8- Leia/Vader
 9- DarkWoman/Hett
10- Anakin/Droid
11- Hobbie/Fel
12- Swan/Arana
13- Obi-Wan/Bail (Wal-Mart)
14- Droid/Fett (Wal-Mart)
15- Keller/Marine (Wal-Mart)

During the C-IV Panel, Hasbro said there would be 18 sets this year so there are 3 that have yet to be shown.

According to the R2-Dtoys listings (http://www.jedidefender.com/newspro/fullnews.cgi?newsid1171947600,39180,) that popped back in February, the remaining three are rumored to be:

16- Stormtrooper Disguise Mouse & Able
17- Lieutenant Jundlund & Lieutenant Shan
18- Republic Commando & Super Battle Droid

I have no idea if those last three will pan out or if they were just rumors, but I'd imagine that we will know more at SDCC. ;)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: CorranHorn on May 30, 2007, 04:40 PM
Jeff,

You forgot to mention the Kir Kanos/Carnor Jax #1 set. When Hasbro first announced that there were would be 15 comic packs for the 30AC line, this set I believe was included. It also sounded like Hasbro was indicating at C4 that the set would be re-released this year. Even if you count the re-release as one set, that just leaves us two unknown sets to go for this year. Hopefully it's for more Rogue Squadron or Zahn Trilogy based comics, those really need to be fleshed out more than clone/droid repaint #314159
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on May 30, 2007, 07:00 PM
I cant wait to see Mouse and Able.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Diddly on May 30, 2007, 08:24 PM
Personally I'll be skipping all the WM exclusive sets, but I think it's cool for Hasbro to rerelease the Bail/Obi twin sets, this time with a comic, for the people who missed out on them originally.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Rob on May 30, 2007, 09:56 PM
but I think it's cool for Hasbro to rerelease the Bail/Obi twin sets, this time with a comic, for the people who missed out on them originally.

I don't, those sets sucked the first time, and they'll suck again.  If Hasbro is going to overload on comic packs, they need to be new and exciting characters, not repaints and repacks.

To illustrate:

Crap:
(http://www.rebelscum.com/TAC/TACcomic02loose.jpg)


A-Okay:
(http://www.rebelscum.com/TAC/TACcomic05LS.jpg)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on May 31, 2007, 01:11 AM
I kind of agree with Rob...  Not that I ever begrudge people getting something they felt was hard to find mind you.  I can dig that totally, but I have a fear of packs like the Twins one really being the stinker of a wave and sorta f'n up the Comic Pack Mojo they have going on now...  I dunno, maybe I'm worrying too much, I just hate to see it goofed up by something like that. 

Personally the Twins sets were fairly easy to find for me...  They were one of those weird times that Pittsburgh got something in abundance that other areas didn't.  So, for me at least, they're not a welcome sight in the comics lines...  Plus, as figures, they eat it hard since you're paying for figures you have to get "accessories".  :(

But anyway, yeah I dunno...  I think I'd rather have seen the "twins" as accessories released with a Beru and Owen figure maybe rather than this...  The Comic slot could've been filled by virtually any more desireable repaint (Clone Commando type deal again, or whatever).
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 31, 2007, 09:33 AM
18 sets, wow. Looking over the list, beyond wave two, I'm only interested in the Hobbie/Baron pack and the Luke/Mara one. Everything else might be a pass.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on May 31, 2007, 10:15 AM
Ok, shoot me, but I liked the concept... for the Old 70's/80's comics... Not too into the modern ones. Though I will shoot for the Luke/Mara... Not sure about the rest.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on May 31, 2007, 07:16 PM
Rob and JJ, I am actually glad theyre rereleasing this in one $10 pack!!! I never got these before. That being said, that one pack will be a bitch to find for that very reason.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nicklab on May 31, 2007, 08:20 PM
I actually like the fact that Hasbro is re-doing Seperation of the Twins with softgoods for both Bail and Obi-Wan.  The plastic looks silly and totally hinders the poseability of two very good figures.

Add in the fact that they're helping out the collectors that got the shaft on these the first time around, and it seems like Hasbro is trying to make good.  Too bad they went back to WalMart again though.  That part of it seems like a cruel joke.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Reid on May 31, 2007, 09:43 PM
Anyone know if the Kir Kanos/Carnor Jax CP will be a retail wide-release, or an exclusive?
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Siths Herald on June 1, 2007, 03:05 PM
Are there decent pictures of any of these yet?  I coudn't see too much from the CIV pics and didn't see some of them at all.

Leia/Vader
DarkWoman/Hett
Anakin/Droid
Hobbie/Fel
Swan/Arana
Obi-Wan/Bail (Wal-Mart)
Droid/Fett (Wal-Mart)
Keller/Marine (Wal-Mart)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JangoTat on June 6, 2007, 06:26 AM
i got the obi and arc pack. but i have a couple of problems. does everyone elses clone have a lose head yet a VERY tight helmet? everytime i put the helmet on it gets stuck on the head and its really hard to take back off. and the lacho libre mask for obi....i think the head joint is smaller then the ball socket on the figure.is this just mine or are they all like that?
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 6, 2007, 09:12 AM
Anyone know if the Kir Kanos/Carnor Jax CP will be a retail wide-release, or an exclusive?

All signs point to them remaining an exclusive. Those signs being that they're not on the up coming releases list (other than still being available at EE.)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: CaptainYoda on June 6, 2007, 11:23 AM
I found the Obi-Arc Trooper pack yesterday. And I think it is a good set.  I thought the QUinlan Vos one would be the hardest to find, but I saw tons of those the last week or two.

To answer JangoTat's question, I didnt have any problem with the helmet or switching the heads of Obi-Wan.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JangoTat on June 6, 2007, 07:35 PM
I found the Obi-Arc Trooper pack yesterday. And I think it is a good set.  I thought the QUinlan Vos one would be the hardest to find, but I saw tons of those the last week or two.

To answer JangoTat's question, I didnt have any problem with the helmet or switching the heads of Obi-Wan.

damn...must be mine then. well i will probably get another set anyways.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: BrentS on June 6, 2007, 08:44 PM
I saw a ton of these at TRU tonight.  At least six pegs full of all six different packs.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on June 6, 2007, 10:48 PM
The Obi/ARC pack's pretty hit and miss around here but I've managed to get a few...  Great set, just all around.

The other two sets are pretty common in general so I'm waiting for a 2nd Villie/Vos set for customs...  The Obi/ARC is just not an easy thing to find.  I see one here, one there, but it always sells pretty fast it seems.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on July 6, 2007, 06:53 PM
The otheR Site has images of Wave 3.

ASharad and Dark Woman look terrific and very accurate, but Dark Woman doesnt look like she has knee articulation, which could be a problem for some people.

I still dont get what the Vader and Leia pack is, so its a definite pass for me.

And Luke and Mara Jade look super, but Mara's headsculpt is kinda odd.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Diddly on July 7, 2007, 12:54 AM
For some reason I'm not feeling Wave 3. There's something about each set that looks/feels off to me. I'll wait until I see better pics or see them in person.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 7, 2007, 09:35 AM
I'm starting to worry, if from here on out, wether or not these are going to be a little tougher to come by. Seems the pegs are crammed full everywhere I go.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: DoctorPadawan on July 8, 2007, 12:18 PM
I'm starting to worry, if from here on out, wether or not these are going to be a little tougher to come by. Seems the pegs are crammed full everywhere I go.

Around here, the first wave has pretty much disappeared except for the Tarkin/Stormtrooper pack, and Vos/Grahk is the only pack from wave 2 that sits around.  Target seems to be restocking them fairly regularly, as I've seen two ARC/Kenobi packs there in the last week, along with more Han/Chewie and Luke/Artoo packs, but I think that, outside of the ARC/Kenobi pack, wave 2 has reached saturation point.  Given the performance of the Vos/Grahk pack, I have a feeling that when wave 3 finally hits, this Dark Woman (Worst.  Star Wars. Name. EVER.) will be making Endor Threepio and Jerjerrod jealous. :)

Speaking of, while I'm suitably interested in the Tusken Jedi guy, Dark Woman doesn't interest me in the slightest.  Any customizers out there want to work out a deal when these finally hit for her?
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Diddly on July 8, 2007, 10:36 PM
Is the Carnor Jax/Kir Kanos pack going to be sold in stores? I was looking for one online and Entertainment Earth says that Wave 3 Revision 1 has 3x Jax/Kanos. If so, fantastic since I never got one due to the price. Anyone know the scoop on this?
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: MetalJedi on July 9, 2007, 12:06 AM
The Carnor Jax/Kir Kanos pack is going to be sold in stores. Which sucks for those who purchased it for the 20 dollar price.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on July 9, 2007, 01:50 AM
For my neck of the woods it's like most seem to have encountered.  The Wave 2 sets are readily available except Obi/ARC which is really impossible to find despite the massive quantities of Wave 2 out on the pegs.  It's really just shocking how many Obi/ARC sets have had to have sold through just by the number of Vos/Villie sets I see on the wall there.

But really Wave 2 and many Wave 1 (reshipments?) are hanging around here...  I'd like a customizing set of Vos/Villie for sure, and wouldn't mind getting Luke/R2 for the R2 as a "generic" odd paintjob astromech, but I think I may wait on them...  Though at $10 I may just buy.  It's not a bad price.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 9, 2007, 09:17 AM
The Carnor Jax/Kir Kanos pack is going to be sold in stores. Which sucks for those who purchased it for the 20 dollar price.

Wow, that does suck. :( Guess it's no longer a big seller.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on July 9, 2007, 08:08 PM
The Carnor Jax/Kir Kanos pack is going to be sold in stores. Which sucks for those who purchased it for the 20 dollar price.

YES! Im so glad I waited!  ;D Although, yes, Im sure it does suck for anyone who bought it for twenty... :-\
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JangoTat on July 9, 2007, 08:10 PM
and i was thinking of paying the $30 for this one a week ago...guess ill just have to wait for a bit now :D
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Reid on July 9, 2007, 10:51 PM
Can't wait for the Kanos/Jax CE pack to see rerelease. Also the Mara/Luke pack looks even better in hi rez.

(http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2007/TACcomic101.jpg)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on July 10, 2007, 01:01 AM
I'm honestly a little disappointed in the lacking articulation in Wave 3.  After the Obi/ARC set and CE set, I'm a little bummed to see many of the "new" figures get the shaft on knee joints at least, and in some cases the arms too appear weaker on poseability.

The price is still right, just the figures could stand to be a little better, especially when the first wave and part of the 2nd was basically full of repainting which saved some $$$.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: jedipurge on July 10, 2007, 12:35 PM
I'm honestly a little disappointed in the lacking articulation in Wave 3.  After the Obi/ARC set and CE set, I'm a little bummed to see many of the "new" figures get the shaft on knee joints at least, and in some cases the arms too appear weaker on poseability.

The price is still right, just the figures could stand to be a little better, especially when the first wave and part of the 2nd was basically full of repainting which saved some $$$.

Totally agree JJ the way hasbro seems to rehash parts you'd think they'd be experts at it, instead they spend the money to make a whole new sculpt instead of just using existing parts that are better articulated.  Why not use VOTC Xwing Luke legs & VOTC Tat. Luke arms on this thing and the only thing they'd need a new sculpt on is the chest, besides the accessories.  Like on Dark Woman why not give her Shaak Ti's legs with new sculpted boots?   
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Slothus on July 10, 2007, 02:58 PM
I really like how Hasbro threw in the 'EE exclusives(Kir Kanos, Carnor Jax)' as extra fodder in the WAVE 3 Rev1 case ratio coming soon...@ 3 to a case. I guess these weren't selling well. Go figure as well that the 2 pack seeming to get the positive props(dark womans' seemingly unarticulated knees aside) is only 1 a case ::).

Anyone know what WAVE 3 case looks like as far as quantities?

DS 
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Reid on July 10, 2007, 03:12 PM
I really like how Hasbro threw in the 'EE exclusives(Kir Kanos, Carnor Jax)' as extra fodder in the WAVE 3 Rev1 case ratio coming soon...@ 3 to a case. I guess these weren't selling well.

Won't be selling well? EU, well articulated Imperials won't be selling well? Surely you jest.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jeff on July 10, 2007, 03:27 PM
The price is still right, just the figures could stand to be a little better, especially when the first wave and part of the 2nd was basically full of repainting which saved some $$$.

The cash they saved by using repaints in Wave 1 is probably what allowed them to put new sculpts in these 2-for-$10 packs in the first place.

I'm not surprised to see many of these figures end up with less articulation.  It's two figures and a comic book for $10.  There can't be that much leeway in there for them to add all sorts of articulation and still meet the cost goals...
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Slothus on July 10, 2007, 04:03 PM
I really like how Hasbro threw in the 'EE exclusives(Kir Kanos, Carnor Jax)' as extra fodder in the WAVE 3 Rev1 case ratio coming soon...@ 3 to a case. I guess these weren't selling well.

Won't be selling well? EU, well articulated Imperials won't be selling well? Surely you jest.

Nothing was posted in future tense(Won't)....read it again....'weren't selling well'. Okay so, seeing as these can still be purchased at EE and have not sold out why else would they add them to a case? I'm not jesting either. Though the sarcasm is evident.

DS
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Paul on July 10, 2007, 04:31 PM
It seems on these packs they either get good Elbows or Good knees...some get both...

The Luke in the Luke/Mara pack has the most "missed" potential...if he had at a minimum the swivel elbows, he would be a VERY good figure, as it stands he is average.

The inclusion of Dutch Vander's Mold in the Rogue Squadron Comic pack has me hoping they don't do anymore and that is about the only comic I have read consistently.  No wonder they were so fearsome...all the Xwing Pilots were 7 feet tall.  They actually beat the Imperial Galaxytrotters on Gilligan's Island in an "Infinities" cross over I think....
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: roron corobb on July 11, 2007, 02:48 AM
Quote
So far, we've seen 15 sets in the line:

 1- Vader/RFT
 2- Han/Chewie
 3- Tarkin/Stormtrooper
 4- Luke/R2
 5- Quinlon/Villie
 6- Obi-Wan/ARC
 7- Mara/Luke
 8- Leia/Vader
 9- DarkWoman/Hett
10- Anakin/Droid
11- Hobbie/Fel
12- Swan/Arana
13- Obi-Wan/Bail (Wal-Mart)
14- Droid/Fett (Wal-Mart)
15- Keller/Marine (Wal-Mart)

Did I miss something? Have we seen pictures of these sets passed DarkWoman/Hett? I'm lost, but it's not the first time ???.
roron corobb
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on July 11, 2007, 02:53 AM
Some of them...  I know I've seen the Keller set, the Fett set, the Fel set...  Can't recall on the others though but images from C4 or since then at least have surfaced of the others in some form or another I believe. 

I don't recall a good Anakin/Droid set picture though, offhand.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 11, 2007, 09:42 AM

I don't recall a good Anakin/Droid set picture though, offhand.

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Celebration_IV/Hasbro/CIV_Hasbro_032.jpg)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jeff on July 11, 2007, 10:49 AM
1- Vader/RFT
 2- Han/Chewie
 3- Tarkin/Stormtrooper
 4- Luke/R2
 5- Quinlon/Villie
 6- Obi-Wan/ARC
 7- Mara/Luke
 8- Leia/Vader
 9- DarkWoman/Hett
10- Anakin/Droid
11- Hobbie/Fel
12- Swan/Arana
13- Obi-Wan/Bail (Wal-Mart)
14- Droid/Fett (Wal-Mart)
15- Keller/Marine (Wal-Mart)

Have we seen pictures of these sets passed DarkWoman/Hett?

Yes, everything on that list of 15 has been shown... that's why I made the list.  ;)

- Sets 7-9 leaked before C-IV
- Sets 10-12 were shown at C-IV display cases (see Anton's picture above)
and
- Sets 13-15 were shown during the Hasbro Presentation:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Celebration_IV/Hasbro/Friday_Presentation/DSC02900.JPG)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on July 11, 2007, 12:16 PM
Looks like the next six will be on my list.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Madcow on July 11, 2007, 12:35 PM
I really like the Fett in comic colors. I might have to pick that one up...
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: roron corobb on July 11, 2007, 12:44 PM
I guess I did miss many things thanks guys for the pictures.
roron corobb
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: commandernarra on July 13, 2007, 08:50 AM
Hi, first time poster, long time lurker.
As a 35 yr star wars fan, the marvel comics were an important part of the saga for me.
Anyone else have such fond memories? and if so, what characters do you think are a must for the comic packs?
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 13, 2007, 09:58 PM
These are going to be a bitch to get just like the Selicami pack. Here we go again..............
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: speedermike on July 13, 2007, 11:01 PM
Why are these going to be tough to find?  Did I miss something?   I've found all 7 so far many, many times over.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on July 14, 2007, 01:53 AM
I think JOT's saying they'll be hard to find due to the glut of Wave 2...  Which could be the case. 

Or maybe he meant the WM wave of comics?  WM exclusives are odd ducks, for sure.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: commandernarra on July 14, 2007, 09:28 AM
In some of the close up pics of bultar swan, does anyone else think her chest plate looks removable ?
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Famine on July 19, 2007, 06:34 PM
I'm looking forward to the Anakin/Droid set and the Clone pack. The Boba one I might grab, for the different look he has.

Kevin
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on July 20, 2007, 01:58 AM
In some of the close up pics of bultar swan, does anyone else think her chest plate looks removable ?

I thought Hasbro said at C4 that someone from the Purge comics would have the ability to be "run through" with a saber.  I cannot recall that exactly but I do think that was mentioned to one of our guys there.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 20, 2007, 09:19 AM
Target is going to have to do a little clearance on these before we start seeing the next wave. Either that or I'm going to have to put together a squad of Comic Stormies to help clear the pegs a little.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Slothus on July 20, 2007, 10:50 AM
Jesse,

Koffi Arana is his name. Hasbro said at the panel that 'he had a secret and we're not gonna spoil it for you but that a 'weapon' fits into his chest'. Yeah they're full of it though, just a little research in comic reading (graphic novel clone wars vol#9-not sure of individual comic book series). Anyhew...

Spoilers....


Spoilers....


Spoilers....


Spoilers....



If you look at Darth Vader you'll see a 'cortosis alloy' sword in the severed arm laying in his pack-in in the infamous 'prolonged 30AC wave'. What happens is Vader uses the sword to 'fly' this sword into Arana's chest(Vader already has his arm severed in the battle-a pretty awesome battle where it's vader against 8 Jedi at once, makes for good reading/viewing).

What I don't understand is several figues in the Prolonged video game wave go with the comic book wave of figs. Additionally, in the comic it shows the sword going into Arana just above the circular thingy on his chest. The toy however appears to have the slot for the sword in the circular thingy meaning an inaccuracy byt the manufacturer...I guess I'll wait and see if this gets fixed.   


DS
   
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Famine on July 20, 2007, 02:39 PM
Does anyone have a better photo of the Droid from the Anakin set? I'd love to look at that thing a bit closer.

Kevin
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nicklab on July 20, 2007, 02:43 PM
How about this?

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb135/nicklabatearthlinkdotnet/DSC_0369droidedit.jpg)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Famine on July 20, 2007, 02:53 PM
That does nicely.

Kevin
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on July 25, 2007, 05:35 PM
Thanks for that pic Nicklab.  Man that's one mean looking droid. 

I can't really tell, but are his hands molded shut?

 :P
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Rune Haako on July 25, 2007, 10:05 PM
Mouse & Able in Stormtrooper disguise.

(http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/data/5361/SCC_1212_resize.JPG)

(http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/data/5361/SCC_1211_resize.JPG)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Rune Haako on July 25, 2007, 10:07 PM
Super Battle Droid & Republic Commando

(http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/data/5361/SCC_1221_resize.JPG)

(http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/data/5361/SCC_1219_resize.JPG)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Rune Haako on July 25, 2007, 10:16 PM
Luke (Lt. Judland) / Deena Shan

(http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/data/5361/SCC_1210_resize.JPG)

(http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/data/5361/SCC_1209_resize.JPG)
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on July 25, 2007, 10:24 PM
WOW! Mouse, Able, and the female Imp in particular look super! And SDCC hasnt even started yet, so this is cool to see. Thanks for the pics, Rune.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jeff on July 25, 2007, 10:27 PM
Kinda disappointing (but not surprising) to see more re-paints and kit-bashes end up in the Comic Packs line.  :-\

Mouse/Able - no idea who these guys are, so I have no excitement for them.

RC/SBD - Repaints... but at least they are good army builders.   :)

Shan/Jundlan - Shan looks like a repaint of the Force Unleashed Officer (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=14786.msg282921#msg282921) and Luke looks like he's re-using parts from the recent DS/Imperial Officers as well.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on July 26, 2007, 01:26 AM
JediDefender.com's coverage of San Diego Comic-Con is coming in, and some dandy shots of the Upcoming Comic 2-Packs (http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/imageFolio.cgi?direct=Conventions/San_Diego_Comic_Con_2007/Hasbro) are in our Hasbro Galleries.  I like Fel the most with the completely removable armor/helmet.  I'm digging Luke and Shan though as well and the removable Imperial Kepi's!  Yes, removable Impy hats for the first time.  I hope this is the first of many.  And I know a certain Chief Bast who's getting an extra Luke hat.  ;D

Some of the figures are a little lacking in articulation, but I'm still excited due to the price.  $10 lets some things slide I think.  Luke really should've been a better poseable figure though, so I am disappointed there for sure...  And I'm sick of the Dutch body at this point, it's too distinct.

I dig Mouse and Able but I agree Jeff that if you don't know who they are they're really off your radar.  They're Spec. Forces rebels if anyone's curious, who are in disguise...  At least that's what I recall of them.  I dig them but I liked their storyline so I dunno.  I just hope they get gloved hands and helmets.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Diddly on July 26, 2007, 01:38 AM
That Mouse/Able pack is awesome, sign me up for several since you can put the helmets on and use them as generic Stormtroopers (other than the Nemoidian's hands). I dig the Imp. Officer pack as well but I wish they'd have put Luke's head on a different body since the Ozzel torso isn't that great. Why not do the same kitbash they did with the Briefing Room set? RC/SBD is rather meh but they used the best SBD mold so it's worth a purchase.
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Ryan on July 26, 2007, 06:36 AM
The more I see of Baron Fel the more I wan of him. The removable flight vest and helmet are fan-*******-tastic. I may have to go back and pick up some more Death Star gunners. Add those together and you have the easiest SA TIE pilot custom ever. :)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/San_Diego_Comic_Con_2007/Hasbro/DSC00299.JPG)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Artoo on July 26, 2007, 05:48 PM
WOO-HOO! More female Imperials!
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JediJman on July 27, 2007, 10:13 AM
As a novel and comic reader, I'm happy with all of these.  Amazing to see some of these figs getting made - I would never have guessed mouse and able would make their way to plastic!
Title: Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JediJman on July 27, 2007, 10:14 AM
Mouse/Able - no idea who these guys are, so I have no excitement for them.

Rebel forces that don stromtrooper gear to infiltrate an Imp base.  I think this was from earlier issues of the Rebellion comic series that came out a year or two ago.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on July 27, 2007, 10:55 AM
WOO-HOO! More female Imperials!

Eggggsactly !!!
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nicklab on July 28, 2007, 03:16 AM
Very puzzling that Hasbro is identifying this trooper as Able.  It's not Able at all.  This is Able (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Able).  He's a Phase 1 Clone Trooper that is older and has joined the Rebellion.

The Rebel that is packaged with Mouse (A Duros, btw) is actually Basso (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Basso).

Other than that weird canon inconsistency the lineup looks cool.  Luke as Lt. Jundland is cool, and I had heard that Hasbro was going to use the Juno Eclipse sculpt again in that set.  The result looks alright.  This two-pack is really crying out for Hasbro to make a Tank figure now.

The WalMart wave is cool for the most part.  They're presenting Obi-Wan and Bail Organa the way they should have been initially in the Basic Figure line with the softgoods.  The Commander Keller & Galactic Marine look awesome, too.  As for the Marvel set?  Eh.

The sets that are due out next month look really nice, and I've been wanting that Dark Woman/A'Sharad Hett set since I saw it at C4.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: ruiner on July 28, 2007, 02:20 PM
Overall, I like what Hasbro is doing with these but I am not looking forward to hunting down the three WM exclusives...I might as well ask DS for help right now.   :)

Has it been confirmed that the Crimson Empire set will remain unchanged when it is re-released later this year?

If so, I feel sorry for the folks who paid $20 for it the first time around. 

I'm still missing it so hopefully it is the same the second time around.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on July 30, 2007, 09:35 AM
Has it been confirmed that the Crimson Empire set will remain unchanged when it is re-released later this year?

If so, I feel sorry for the folks who paid $20 for it the first time around. 

I'm still missing it so hopefully it is the same the second time around.

Amen on counts there bro !
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 30, 2007, 09:58 AM
I'm loving the imperial sets. Both of the officers (the Girl and Luke) were shown with their hats off on the last day if the con.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: brian_peppers on July 30, 2007, 03:58 PM
i read on rebelscum that the new comic packs come out on august 1st on my birthday i know what i'm getting
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Famine on July 30, 2007, 04:17 PM
i read on rebelscum that the new comic packs come out on august 1st on my birthday i know what i'm getting

But what are you getting Brian Peppers?  ???

Kevin
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: evenflow on July 31, 2007, 08:36 AM
Looks like the new sets are starting to come out.

on ebay (http://cgi.ebay.com/ASHARAD-HETT-DARK-WOMAN-Comic-2-Pack-08-Aurra-Sing-31_W0QQitemZ150147097748QQihZ005QQcategoryZ2476QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 31, 2007, 09:18 AM
I found them yesterday (Monday.)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: brian_peppers on July 31, 2007, 12:20 PM
i read on rebelscum that the new comic packs come out on august 1st on my birthday i know what i'm getting

But what are you getting Brian Peppers?  ???

Kevin
a monkey!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jeff on August 2, 2007, 03:16 PM
I picked up Wave 3 at Target today.  :)

I have to say that my least favorite set is Luke/Mara.  Mara is a horrible figure.  :(

Her neck paint does not go all the way up, so with her hood off, you see the ugly black ball around the base of her head because her neck is so long to accomodate the hood thingy.  Plus, her head is really wobbly and has trouble staying on (at least on my figure).  Also, her holster is HUGE, it looks like a purse or something.   She does have nice articulation though (ball shoulders and knees, swivel elbows and wrists).  If you get her in the right pose, she's passable.  Not nearly as good as I was hoping though.


Leia/Vader is fine... nothing great, but nothing that bad either.   :P


My favorite of the 3 is definitely the Hett/Dark Woman set.  Less articulation on Dark Woman than Mara, but the pose/sculpt/neck is so much better.  And Hett rocks - ball shoulders and knees, swivel elbows and wrists.  Plus the twin sabers, one of which converts to gaffi stick are very cool, not to mention the mask/helmet.  Fantastic set for $10.  :)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 2, 2007, 03:36 PM
Thats a shame they screwed up Mara....AGAIN!
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Lestat on August 2, 2007, 10:03 PM
I just picked up two of the new 3-packs. I got the Leia/vader on and the Luke Mara one. I was very happy with Mara but Luke's body quite frankly sucks. The headsculpt is awesome though and so is his Xwing helmet so I did this:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/Lestat2713/Ebay7-7-07042.jpg)
I put his head on the VOTC X-wing Luke body. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/Lestat2713/Ebay7-7-07026.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/Lestat2713/Ebay7-7-07030.jpg)
I think this figure is just too cool now. It was a straight head swap BTW. No Modding required. Here are some pics of Mara for those of you who are interested:(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/Lestat2713/Ebay7-7-07031.jpg)
She has cut joint arms and ball jointed knees.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/Lestat2713/Ebay7-7-07038.jpg)
I have to say I'm really happy w/ both of these figures.


Darth and Leia are pretty cool too (Especially Leia). I can take pics if anyone is interested.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Smartypants1635 on August 2, 2007, 11:36 PM
Please do.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 3, 2007, 09:25 AM
So who's going to be buying extra Luke officer/Female officer packs just for the imperial hats? I figure we can at least give Chief Bast his hat.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Rune Haako on August 3, 2007, 06:26 PM

(http://jediinsider.net/g/generated/Hasbro/Comic_Packs/Wave_5/Picture11__scaled_600.jpg)

(http://jediinsider.net/g/generated/Hasbro/Comic_Packs/Wave_5/Picture10__scaled_600.jpg)

(http://jediinsider.net/g/generated/Hasbro/Comic_Packs/Wave_5/Picture9__scaled_600.jpg)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JangoTat on August 3, 2007, 09:48 PM
they all look great. sign me up for two stormy packs and one of each of the other two.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Diddly on August 3, 2007, 11:25 PM
I picked up the Tusken Jedi/"Dark Woman" pack at WM tonight. They also had the Infinities set but it looked odd to me so I passed for now (though I may get it later for the Vader). No Luke/Mara to be found, so I know which one will be the hot seller of the wave.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on August 4, 2007, 02:03 AM
I'm down for 2 each actually, at least...  And I'm there with you on extras of the Imperial set just for the hats Anton.  I wanted Bast to have one too.  Great minds think alike. :)

I want I think 4 of the Commando set...  Wouldn't mind a "team" of them.  I can't tell what the little doo-dads are with them in that set, but pretty cool.  The Stormtrooper set's neat to me but I again liked the storyline there so I like the characters enough.  I'm just disappointed at the lack of stormtrooper armored hands on the Duros.  :-\
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nicklab on August 4, 2007, 02:39 AM
The scans from the Hasbro presentation definitely shed a nice light on the upcoming comic sets.

Jundland & Shan - Definitely cool and they're good fodder for custom Imperials.  Especially with the ball jointed heads.  The Lt. Shan is a little weird since we should've seen this figure as Juno Eclipse first, but with The Force Unleashed delay we got this one first.  Oh well.  I understand the appeal of the removable hats, but it does seem like an expensive way to get extra hats.  This is a case where I would wait for a Target clearance in order to get some more.

Mouse & Basso - The likenesses are dead-on.  I hope Hasbro just gets onboard with the correct name for Basso, since Able is an old Jango Clone that's joined the Rebellion.  As for Mouse's hands being exposed, that's the way they are in the comic.

Republic Commando & Super Battle Droid - Excellent 2-pack.  I like the fact that this commando is generic.  It's the perfect set for troop building.  I could see getting 4 of these sets or more.  In fact, since the paint job is all white it seems like you could paint them up in your own custom markings.  As for the Super Battle Droid, I like the new paint apps.  It looks even more metallic than the 30AC SBD, and doesn't appear to have any of the holes in the torso for the flame accessories.  As for the accessories in the pic, they look like thermal detonators.  They seem to be similar to the thermal detonator that came with the Clone Wars Deluxe Clone Trooper with speeder bike.

As for wave 3 of the comic packs?  Haven't found any yet locally, but I think I'll kick in the hunt in earnest once I hear that Basic Figure wave 4 is showing up.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on August 9, 2007, 03:32 AM
I didn't think I'd like that Commando/Droid pack, but I didn't realize they were using that good droid sculpt.  So crap, count me in for a few sets of these... after all the commando looks SO much better in white.

The Stormtrooper set, I could see myself getting anywhere from 5-10 depending on how good the final quality is on these when I see them in person.

For the other set, I'll get 2-3 probably.  Really don't like the Luke at all but I'm all over the chick!

Also I picked up Wave 3 today.  Here's pics of them -

(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/080807comic1.jpg)

(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/080807comic2.jpg)

(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/080807comic3.jpg)

(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/080807comic4.jpg)

(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/080807comic5.jpg)

(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/080807comic6.jpg)

(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/080807comic7.jpg)

(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/080807comic8.jpg)

(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/080807comic9.jpg)

I'm finding that I like the Vader more and more for some reason... so I'll probably get a second one of those, because I really want to customize one.  But the best figure is the Asharad Hett - by far in my opinion at least.

 :P
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Muftak on August 9, 2007, 08:47 AM
Saw these at Target the other day and picked up the Luke & Mara set with mixed feelings. I want to like it a lot, but instead I just like it enough.

Mara's headsculpt is a little dodgy, but passable. Seems like the ball at the top of her neck and her head-hole do not match up right either--hole too small or ball too large to work properly. Her hair is sculpted to sit on her shoulders but hovers a fraction of a millimeter above instead.

Luke's permanently bent elbows are frustrating (especially since Mara's articulation could have easily been copied to give him more posability.) Otherwise, this is what I want in an EU version of a movie character: an outfit we can believe but didn't see in the movies. I like the way in CHEWIE's pictures above he has the waist-piece turned aorund, makes for another option on this figure's appearance.

Lightsabers were a little confusing as well. I'm not complaining about these really, I would always opt for more/different accessories over nothing. Luke's is a blue version of his RotJ saber...and Mara's may be her personally constructed lightsaber, but she's years from building that in this story.

The holsters are just too ridiculously bulky. I have solved this problem to my satisfaction by cutting off Mara's oversized gunbelt, and choosing to have Luke wear the ammo belt backwards, so the clips show across his chest and the holster is over his shoulder.

Why was there no Tusken Masttiff repaint thrown in as a vornskr? Seems like a logical choice to me to "complete the play pattern" as it were.

Looking through the comic that comes with this set also makes me think of all the "Heir to the Empire" sets we ought to get -- enough characters appeared in this one issue to make me realize they could easily reprint the whole series with sets of:

#1-Thrawn/Rukh
#2-Pregnant Leia/Khabarakh
#3-Pellaeon/Joruus C'Baoth
#4-Rallra/Salporin
#6-Tallon Karrde/Ghent
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Rune Haako on August 9, 2007, 07:22 PM
New pic of Baron Fel with his helmet and gear on.

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87504E (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87504E)

(http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/%5CAUTOIMAGES%5CHS87504Elg.jpg)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JangoTat on August 9, 2007, 07:33 PM
The Ani looks great, meh on the droid.
Fel looks okay and as for the rebel im happy...you can never have to many pilots :)
Luke will look good hidden with a bunch of other imps while the female is kicka$$
the stormies look awsome picking up at least two sets
the RC and SBD looks pretty good aswell. picking up two sets.

Thanks for the pics chewie really makes me want wave 3 of the comics more BUT im not too thrilled about them.

Darth vader looks like batman
liea is okay her head looks long though.
Luke im am very dissapointed in. the idea was great but horrible articualtion. from what i can see.
Mara looks like a must for me although cant say i like the look of the hood.
dark women looks pretty cool
and the tusken...is that no ball jointed head i see  :o and does he have some wierd action posed ankles?? i still want to get him though. I can set him up with my other tuskies :)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Broem on August 9, 2007, 08:53 PM
I will pick up the Stormtrooper set just to have a couple troopers for $10. 
Anakin and Droid - I don't want it, but it looks fine.
Fel and Hobbie - I want that set badly.
RC and SBD look cool - I may get it for the fun of it.  +
Luke and that female officer - I will leave that one alone. 

Nice pics Chewie!  I will most likely pick up all 3 of those sets.  At first I did not like the Vader but now I do.  I have to get Mara Jade.  I just like the look of that Jedi in a Tusken Raider outfit and the Dark Woman figure looks great.  I really don't like that Leia figure though.  Luke, well it's a different Luke but not really liking it that much. 
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JediJman on August 9, 2007, 09:32 PM
Picked up all of wave 3 this week thanks to Target and a couple of buddies!  (Big thanks to Jay and Mike for getting me all caught up!)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: BrentS on August 9, 2007, 10:10 PM
Got Wave 3 tonight too.  They all looked good with the exception of Mara Jade.  I think the paint job on the face (the eyes especially) was bad.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 10, 2007, 09:24 AM
They all looked good with the exception of Mara Jade.  I think the paint job on the face (the eyes especially) was bad.

The ones I've seen have a misspainted section of hair that gives her a high forehead. :P
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on August 10, 2007, 10:16 PM
Anyone buying the set with Fett in it for the droid?  The blue RA-7?  I was kinda digging the Fett but really the more I think about it, the RA-7's a better figure to me as far as fitting in as just another droid repaint.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nicklab on August 10, 2007, 11:13 PM
New pic of Baron Fel with his helmet and gear on.

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87504E (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87504E)

(http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/%5CAUTOIMAGES%5CHS87504Elg.jpg)


It's good to see that the product listing at EE is listing the Stormtrooper disguise  set as Mouse & Basso.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 11, 2007, 09:13 AM
Anyone buying the set with Fett in it for the droid?  The blue RA-7?  I was kinda digging the Fett but really the more I think about it, the RA-7's a better figure to me as far as fitting in as just another droid repaint.

The droid is the main draw for me. I'm a sucker for droid repaints.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Rob on August 11, 2007, 06:27 PM
Finally found wave 3 today... not much in there I'm excited about - the Vader thing is pretty solid and I like the Tusken Raider guy - the rest is boring, for me at least.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nicklab on August 12, 2007, 12:02 AM
Finally found wave 3 today... and I like the Tusken Raider guy.

That Tusken Raider guy is going to figure in pretty significantly if you've been reading STAR WARS  - LEGACY.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Rob on August 12, 2007, 12:42 AM
I haven't read them yet - but I picked up 4 or 5 of them in hardcover recently - I figure once the girlfriend heads up to get her PhD I'll start reading them.

Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Reid on August 13, 2007, 02:13 PM
Saw Wave 3 at Target but passed- Only had enough money for the new Joe figures.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JediJman on August 13, 2007, 06:15 PM
Anyone else find their W3 packs have seriously bent comics in them?  I have all three with great packaging, but the comics are bent in the middle as though the plastic package wasn't big enough to fit them.   >:(
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Vator on August 13, 2007, 06:35 PM
I haven't read them yet - but I picked up 4 or 5 of them in hardcover recently - I figure once the girlfriend heads up to get her PhD I'll start reading them.

I believe he's speaking of the Dark Horse comics, rather than the DelRay novels.  ;)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JediJman on August 13, 2007, 11:00 PM
Finally found wave 3 today... and I like the Tusken Raider guy.

That Tusken Raider guy is going to figure in pretty significantly if you've been reading STAR WARS  - LEGACY.

SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT.  ;)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Artoo on August 14, 2007, 11:18 PM
The Luke/Female Imp & the Nemodian/Clone sets are looking awesome.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Reid on August 15, 2007, 12:07 PM
Got the Luke/Mara pack today and... It's awesome! Mara is great, as is Luke. I love how his flight helmet connects to his belt. I got the purple lightsaber variation FYI.

Still can't beat two figures and a comic for $10.  ;)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nicklab on August 15, 2007, 12:44 PM
I get the feeling that the green lightsaber version is going to be the more rare version.  The reason being that Mara's lightsaber is supposed to be purple.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JediJman on August 15, 2007, 09:50 PM
I get the feeling that the green lightsaber version is going to be the more rare version.  The reason being that Mara's lightsaber is supposed to be purple.

I think green was the first version as well.  I got the green version from some friends last week, but found the purple at retail today via the same store the others came from.  That means the wave of green sabers came through first.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: jedi_master_sal on August 16, 2007, 05:40 PM
I get the feeling that the green lightsaber version is going to be the more rare version.  The reason being that Mara's lightsaber is supposed to be purple.

I think green was the first version as well.  I got the green version from some friends last week, but found the purple at retail today via the same store the others came from.  That means the wave of green sabers came through first.

From what I've seen here in Pittsburgh and from what mny fellow local SW collectors have reported in on, the purple varaint is the only one to be found.

So indeed that helps to bolster the case that the green variant is the first/rarer varaint.

Doesn't prove it, but does bolster it.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Reid on August 16, 2007, 06:32 PM
So in what wave is the Crimson Empire pack supposed to be released?
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jeff on August 16, 2007, 08:58 PM
So in what wave is the Crimson Empire pack supposed to be released?

The CE set is in the Wave 3, Revision 1 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87504C1) cases.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Reid on August 16, 2007, 09:00 PM
So in what wave is the Crimson Empire pack supposed to be released?

The CE set is in the Wave 3, Revision 1 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87504C1) cases.

Thanks Jeff.

3 per case! That, and the fact it has already been available as an Internet exclusive, should make it very easy to get in stores.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 17, 2007, 09:25 AM
So in what wave is the Crimson Empire pack supposed to be released?

The CE set is in the Wave 3, Revision 1 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87504C1) cases.

Thanks Jeff.

3 per case! That, and the fact it has already been available as an Internet exclusive, should make it very easy to get in stores.

Not to mention make it an instant peg warmer. :-X
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on August 17, 2007, 10:03 AM
I don't mind. I'll probably be getting multiples anyway, for customs.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JangoTat on August 17, 2007, 10:15 AM
cant wait to get the crimson pack. it looks awsome :)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Rune Haako on August 17, 2007, 01:05 PM

(http://www.brianstoys.com/store/images/products/Star%20Wars/30th_Anniversary/ExpandedUniverse/30th_EU_XwingSquadron.jpg)

(http://www.brianstoys.com/store/images/products/Star%20Wars/30th_Anniversary/ExpandedUniverse/30th_EU_anakinanddroid.jpg)

(http://www.brianstoys.com/store/images/products/Star%20Wars/30th_Anniversary/ExpandedUniverse/30th_EU_PurgeandJedi.jpg)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Reid on August 17, 2007, 01:38 PM

(http://www.brianstoys.com/store/images/products/Star%20Wars/30th_Anniversary/ExpandedUniverse/30th_EU_PurgeandJedi.jpg)

It's Mr. T!
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: jedipurge on August 17, 2007, 03:50 PM

(http://www.brianstoys.com/store/images/products/Star%20Wars/30th_Anniversary/ExpandedUniverse/30th_EU_PurgeandJedi.jpg)

It's Mr. T!

You talkin' to me fool!!
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 20, 2007, 09:23 AM
I don't mind. I'll probably be getting multiples anyway, for customs.

If they had fixed the cape (to hang like a normal royal guards,) I'd pick multiples up to replace my ROTS ones.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on August 23, 2007, 01:43 AM
We've got a new pic up of the Republic #79 Comic Pack that includes a Galactic Marine (All White Deco).  Check out the Marine below:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/7-06/Comic_Marine_TN.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/7-06/Comic_Marine_Full.JPG)
Clicky Image for the story on the front page.

Pretty spiffy repaint...  Commander Keller's the real gem of the set, a much different figure, but the Marine's nice and an army builder's dream I think if you're into EU.  I'd like a couple extras myself, but don't know that I want all the extra Keller figures.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 23, 2007, 09:08 AM
Yeah, but he still ain't gonna be able ta stand. :P

Seriously though, I think I figured it out. It's just funny that the mold has an inherent balance problem.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Reid on August 23, 2007, 12:43 PM
Yeah, but he still ain't gonna be able ta stand. :P


My Order 66 Mace Windu Galactic Marine stands just fine...

 :P
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JediJman on August 23, 2007, 03:15 PM
Yeah, but he still ain't gonna be able ta stand. :P


My Order 66 Mace Windu Galactic Marine stands just fine...

 :P

Both my TAC and O66 figures seem to stand okay as well.  ;)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: MetalJedi on August 23, 2007, 03:38 PM
Yeah, but he still ain't gonna be able ta stand. :P


My Order 66 Mace Windu Galactic Marine stands just fine...

 :P

Both my TAC and O66 figures seem to stand okay as well.  ;)

I have no problem with my Marine figures standing on their own.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JangoTat on August 23, 2007, 07:31 PM
the twelve I have stand fine. They have only ever fallen on me once and that was because i bumped into my shelf by accident ::)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 24, 2007, 09:32 AM
That's so funny because of the 5 I've opened, plus the Order 66 one, I have to either hunch the figures over or put them in walking position to get them to stand erect. ???
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JediJman on August 24, 2007, 12:11 PM
That's so funny because of the 5 I've opened, plus the Order 66 one, I have to either hunch the figures over or put them in walking position to get them to stand erect. ???

Maybe you should try to stand them without an erection.  ;)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: jedi_master_sal on August 24, 2007, 12:55 PM
That's so funny because of the 5 I've opened, plus the Order 66 one, I have to either hunch the figures over or put them in walking position to get them to stand erect. ???

Maybe you should try to stand them without an erection.  ;)

HA HA!

All of my Marines stand at attention just fine and without the need for Viagra or Cialis...
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: jedi_master_sal on August 25, 2007, 01:28 AM
Luke and Han Stormtroopers to be repacked SANS blue deco! These will still come with the same other figure that can in their resepctive packs, however the blue deco has been taken away to give us the white versions we clamored for!

Here's a pic:

(http://www.rebelscum.com/TAC/TAC20stormHANLUKE.jpg)

Sorry I know it's Scum... Only place I've seen report it so far though.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JediJman on August 25, 2007, 01:37 AM
That is a must have.  I'm going to need a new SW room just for comic packs...
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on August 25, 2007, 04:46 AM
Luke and Han Stormtroopers to be repacked SANS blue deco! These will still come with the same other figure that can in their resepctive packs, however the blue deco has been taken away to give us the white versions we clamored for!

<snip>

Sorry I know it's Scum... Only place I've seen report it so far though.

Well, those are just head-swaps done for fun, right? :) 

You can always link to Entertainment Earth-- after all, that's who broke the story and who is offering these fine items for sale.  :D   (Hey, it's late, I'm tired, I can be a little snotty.)   We/they/whatever posted exactly what Hasbro said-- "no blue deco."   It might mean movie versions, or it might mean red-eyed versions without the blue.  After all, Hasbro changed Darth Vader from that bright blue to a much more subdued hue.   As always, we don't know what it REALLY is until official images are posted, and by official images, I mean interesting pictures from eBay China.  My money is on movie-ish versions, but you never know...
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 25, 2007, 09:17 AM
Movie versions seem like the next logical step. Less people would skip out on the pack that way.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on August 25, 2007, 09:37 AM
I knew they were gonna do movie versions, they just wanted to get all of the money they could from the customizers who had to buy two comic packs and two stormtroopers to get accurate movie versions. Now they'll be making money off of the people who waited (like me) and get the two comic packs for the accurate versions.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darby on August 25, 2007, 10:10 AM
Since I've already purchased extra TAC Stormies for my own head swapping, I'd only be interested in these sets if the R2 was in movie colors - then we'd finally get that perfect R2 we've all been waiting for.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Scott on August 25, 2007, 10:50 AM
I was thinking the same thing Darb, I hope R2 is accurate as well as then I'd buy the Luke/R2 set for the 2nd time. 
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Artoo on August 25, 2007, 12:10 PM
I'll buy those! I hope R2's movie colors too.  :o
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: CorranHorn on August 25, 2007, 11:33 PM
I'm not sure if any of you noticed but on the Mara Jade figure from the HTTE #5 set, the neck peg is rather short and bulbous which does not allow for the head to rest properly on the peg. Well after buying a 2nd set today I found that Hasbro corrected the issue at some point during production as the neck peg on my 2nd Mara is longer and thinner...

(http://home.comcast.net/~negatech1/30acmarafix.jpg)

This makes for a better looking figure I think, but since I already chopped the holster off the fixed figure, I'll have to swap torsos for my collection fig.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on August 27, 2007, 03:35 PM
I picked up a set of these Sunday and mine too was the fixed torso on Mara Jade...  Much nicer looking than the early figures I think. 

My opinions on the new wave are really a mix of good and bad...  I'd say every pack has one good figure while there is definitely one less than stellar example of an action figure.  For instance in the Luke/Mara pack, I find the Mara figure to be pretty outstanding.  Her articulation, design...  Short of her having an accurately scaled pistol and holster, I'm pretty well content on this one.  Yet the Luke figure is pretty attrocious in general.  A gaping leg stance, limited articulation...  And Hasbro once again does ankle joints, but not knees?  What the hell is the deal with that?  What purpose does that serve?  Very frustrating little thing they do all-too-often over at Hasbro I'm afraid.  The figure's upper body is ok, I can deal with the arms as they are...  The legs just suck though.

With the Leia/Vader pack, the Vader mattered less to me for some reason...  Maybe it's the very "Concept" looking design of the figure, but still as an action figure it's lacking...  Once again no knee joints, and yet we get ankle articulation...  It makes no sense to me really.  The Leia though is pretty great I think, with a lot of articulation and a nice sculpt.

The Dark Woman/Het 2-pack is exactly same as the other two sets though...  Het's a really outstanding figure in general with a lot of accessories, a great sculpt and paintjob, and articulation that makes him a good basic action figure...  While the Dark Woman simply lacks articulation and gear.  No cloak?  No knee or elbow joints?  She's a big disappointment as a figure while Het's quite nice.

In general the price on them makes me a little less irked...  Had any of the stinker figures been basic figures, they would really just be crud compared to their pegmates.  But as comic pack figures they're a bit more tolerable, and just a little disappointing.

So far, no pack has compared to Obi-Wan/ARC Trooper pack, or the Crimson Empire 2-pack.  They're the two that set the standard for these.  I hope some of the upcoming sets are able to match up to them.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Reid on August 27, 2007, 04:56 PM
  Yet the Luke figure is pretty attrocious in general.  A gaping leg stance, limited articulation...  And Hasbro once again does ankle joints, but not knees? 

I actually love that Luke. The fully enclosed flight helmet rocks, and I love his bandolier/holster. This is probably the closest we'll get to having a SOTME Luke, so I'm happy with that.

I do agree that Mara is fantastic, and is definitely the star of the pack.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Rune Haako on September 1, 2007, 04:58 PM
(http://www.brianstoys.com/store/images/products/Star%20Wars/30th_Anniversary/ExpandedUniverse/30th_EU_commando&droid.jpg)(http://www.brianstoys.com/store/images/products/Star%20Wars/30th_Anniversary/ExpandedUniverse/30th_EU_jundlandshan.jpg)
(http://www.brianstoys.com/store/images/products/Star%20Wars/30th_Anniversary/ExpandedUniverse/30th_EU_disguise&basso.jpg)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jayson on September 1, 2007, 06:19 PM
I guess I didn't notice til now that the Luke (imperial disguise) is the Saga Ozzel body with a Luke Head
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nicklab on September 1, 2007, 06:31 PM
Pretty much all of the new Imperial officers in the Death Star briefing set are based on Ozzel.

I imagine that we might also see that sculpt re-used if the rumblings of a future comic 2-pack with Lt. Janek "Tank" Sunber with Amanin alien come to fruition.  Not sure which issue of Empire that was in, but based on what Hasbro said in their announcement regarding the Saga Legends vote, that Amanaman (or Amanin alien) was inelligible because that figure is due out next year.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JediJman on September 1, 2007, 10:48 PM
Anyone have a Green Sabered Mara/Luke pack in good shape up for trade?  I have one in a minty pack, but the comic book is all bent on the inside...
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 2, 2007, 09:22 AM
I guess I didn't notice til now that the Luke (imperial disguise) is the Saga Ozzel body with a Luke Head

That kind of jumped out at me only because I've done some head swapping with that body and it turns out it's a smallish body. Most heads, including the Luke one they're using, look a tad too big.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on September 2, 2007, 06:28 PM
I like the body choice because it is small...  Fits for LUke.  What i don't care for is the lack of articulation it has, as it's a fairly "action oriented" storyline and Luke's a big part of it obviously.  I dig that we have a better articulated famel Imp. Officer body though.

I like the Duros/Clone too but the lack of "gloved" hands means I've gotta track an extra set down I guess if I want that kind of display with them.  Cool way to save a buck and get a couple EU figures out though, if not odd choices.

Commando/SBD is a must-have set...  Gonna nab a few if I can I think.  Love that one.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 3, 2007, 09:25 AM
It's funny how every officer's uniform seems to have different hue to it, otherwise, perhaps the arms and legs could be swapped from an extra female officer body onto the Luke.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nathan on September 3, 2007, 09:04 PM
Yeah, even within this 2-pack they can't get them to match. ::)

Same way none of the holo figures seem to have the same shade of blue.....
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Depressis on September 4, 2007, 04:54 PM
(http://www.brianstoys.com/store/images/products/Star%20Wars/30th_Anniversary/ExpandedUniverse/30th_EU_commando&droid.jpg)(http://www.brianstoys.com/store/images/products/Star%20Wars/30th_Anniversary/ExpandedUniverse/30th_EU_jundlandshan.jpg)
(http://www.brianstoys.com/store/images/products/Star%20Wars/30th_Anniversary/ExpandedUniverse/30th_EU_disguise&basso.jpg)

personally looks like hasbro grabed up a couple of issues to quickly find what they could kitbash and charge us 9.99 for...but heres hoping the new ones next year don't resemble these three or the sad repack of obi-wan and bail with babies.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: starwax137 on September 4, 2007, 05:18 PM
Well, when we're getting two figures (and a comic) for $10, you can't expect all of them to be brand new.

We have already gotten quite a few packs where both figures were completely new sculpts, so Hasbro also needs to find some ways to reuse parts when they can, to balance the cost. Personally, I think they're handling these kitbashes very well so far. Especially the Commando/SBD pack. I'll definitely be getting several of those.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jayson on September 4, 2007, 05:22 PM
Yeah but the babies are now wrapped in different colored blankets and Bail and OWK have soft good bits.

(http://www.losanjealous.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/08/stacy.gif)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Artoo on September 4, 2007, 05:36 PM
I wish they would of done the old clone with hair instead of the bald one.  :-\
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nicklab on September 4, 2007, 08:27 PM
I wish they would of done the old clone with hair instead of the bald one.  :-\

Basso (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Basso) isn't a clone.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Artoo on September 4, 2007, 09:17 PM
Really!? I thought he was weird looking clone.
I don't follow the comics. I've only read a Empire series TPB about Leia from the library.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nicklab on September 4, 2007, 10:47 PM
Some moron has been ID'ing that set as Mouse and Able.  Mouse is the Duros in the set, so by default people seem to be calling the human Able. 

Able is in fact a Jango clone that was found by Luke, stranded on some planet as a refugee from the Clone Wars.  Able looks considerably older than any of the other clones we ever saw, but looks like Jango nonetheless.  Able went on to fight with the Rebellion.  Basso is a completely different character, and is described as a human from Ralltir.  Basso happens to appear in a number of the same comics as  Able, btw.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on September 5, 2007, 01:00 AM
I was thinking he didn't quite look like the clone in the comic as I recalled him, so that makes sense then...  Able had hair and, I think, a beard.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nathan on September 5, 2007, 02:49 PM
Yeppers.

(Clicky piccy for linky.)

(http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/thumb/4/4b/Able2.jpg/372px-Able2.jpg) (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Able)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on September 6, 2007, 01:08 AM
Looks like John Brown from Harper's Ferry...  Or am I basically being a history spazz with that analogy?
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 6, 2007, 09:11 AM
At least it seems the comic packs are moving well enough (in my area) that wave 4 shouldn't have a problem being stocked once it ships.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Smartypants1635 on September 6, 2007, 11:37 PM
Saw the new infinities pack with leia. I was really excited when i saw that, but no Hett :-\
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Rune Haako on September 7, 2007, 06:17 PM
(http://jediinsider.net/g/generated/Hasbro/Comic_Packs/Wave_4/Comic_Pack_11_01__scaled_600.jpg)

(http://jediinsider.net/g/albums/Hasbro/Comic_Packs/Wave_4/Comic_Pack_11_02.jpg)

(http://jediinsider.net/g/generated/Hasbro/Comic_Packs/Wave_4/Comic_Pack_12_01__scaled_600.jpg)

(http://jediinsider.net/g/albums/Hasbro/Comic_Packs/Wave_4/Comic_Pack_12_02.jpg)

(http://jediinsider.net/g/generated/Hasbro/Comic_Packs/Wave_4/Comic_Pack_13_01__scaled_600.jpg)

(http://jediinsider.net/g/albums/Hasbro/Comic_Packs/Wave_4/Comic_Pack_13_02.jpg)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nathan on September 7, 2007, 06:41 PM
Anakin and assassin droid: must-have.

Baron Fel and Hobbie: really nifty, and five or six years ago I would have bought it, but pass.

Bultar and Koffi: this sounded better in theory than practice. While I realize the costumes are comic-accurate, they still look goofy to me. I'll hold out for a figure of Bultar in the normal Jedi outfit:

(http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/bultarswan/img/eu_bg.jpg)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Reid on September 7, 2007, 06:44 PM
That Baron Fel pack looks great. A nicely articulated EU Imperial, along with a Rebel army builder. Count me in for one of those babies. The Purge pack is nice, but I'll probably pass. Might get it though, I loved that comic. The Anakin/Assassin Droid pack I could care less about. This wave is looking good.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: roron corobb on September 7, 2007, 07:21 PM
I like all of this wave, but what is the deal with non-gloved hand on Fel? Doesn't the TIE have no life-support? I only wish they would offer more of a standard to the articulation on these sets. I hate the angle cut joints and Hasbro needs to stop use it. It just offers very limited movement that it's not worth it IMO.
roron corobb
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 7, 2007, 09:57 PM
First time I noticed the Blaster on the Baron. Pretty nifty.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Daigo-Bah on September 8, 2007, 10:52 AM
I think the only thing in that Pilot pack I want is Hobbie's helmet, so I guess I'll pass and see if I can get a loose Hobbie cheap.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Artoo on September 9, 2007, 04:34 PM
The jedi set look like a huge pass!
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on September 10, 2007, 01:47 AM
Wave 4 is kind of meh to me. I'll probably pick up the Fel set, but the others don't interest me terribly. I think the Purge set could have been handled better myself, both outfits just look kind of goofy to me, especially Koffi Arana. I think Tsui Choi would have been a much better and more interesting choice for this set.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nathan on September 10, 2007, 03:03 AM
I'll hold out for a figure of Bultar in the normal Jedi outfit:

And evidently she's forthcoming in an Evolutions pack that I'd forgotten about:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/San_Diego_Comic_Con_2007/Hasbro/Friday_Presentation/Slide66.JPG)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Brian on September 10, 2007, 09:03 AM
I think that I'll only be picking up the Hobbie/Fel pack out of this wave, although I wouldn't mind seeing Hasbro come up with an updated X-Wing pilot sculpt along the lines of VTSC Luke.  I'm on the fence with the Anakin pack, but we'll see.  Even though I enjoyed the Purge comic, the pack doesn't do much for me.  Just not that interesting I guess, and the Koffi figure especially doesn't look very "Star Warsy" to me :P.  The "lightsaber through chest" feature is kind of neat though.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on September 10, 2007, 02:41 PM
I agree, the purge pack looks like SOTE leftovers, too 90's-ish. I lkie the other 2 sets. I would have rather have seen Tso-choi and the blue alien with the double lightsaber. They would have made for a more interesting pack.

The Jammbin Anakin head alone makes it worth it. The wave 5 sets are pretty weak overall like this series. The Republic Commando set is cool and a great Army builder. I hope the trend turns around with these sets, they are not terrible but with all the new tooling I hope they set it up character wise.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on September 10, 2007, 02:47 PM
I agree... 

It's funny how the comic sets really kind of tear your opinion from one side to the other.  On one hand, $5 a figure is great (the comic is irrelevant to most of us, let's face it).  On the other hand some figures are a little weaker than others...  And yet again you get some truly outstanding figures as well (look at Het/Darkwoman.  It's like night-and-day with the two figures).  The comic packs are NEAR perfection to me.  Hasbro just needs to tweak something here and there with any of them, and bam they're amazing!  I mean, the Luke/Mara set would be much more outstanding if Luke had articulated knees over articulated ankles.  That alone would have garnered no major complaints from me on that set. 

If Hasbro were to just do a little fine-tuning to their design of the sets, I'd be in figure heaven with them.

As it is, I'm really not disappointed with them, they're good generally...  I just wish they were that notch better is all, because clearly they could be.  Of course though, if you dislike EU they suck regardless.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: ruiner on September 10, 2007, 03:30 PM
I'd happily pay $10 for two $7 figures and a $5 comic in contrast to a $17 figure with a clamshell.



Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 14, 2007, 09:25 AM
I'd happily pay $10 for two $7 figures and a $5 comic in contrast to a $17 figure with a clamshell.





Nicely sumed up. When you put it like that, the prices just seem random.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: jedipurge on September 14, 2007, 02:33 PM
I'd happily pay $10 for two $7 figures and a $5 comic in contrast to a $17 figure with a clamshell.





Nicely sumed up. When you put it like that, the prices just seem random.

Ya Hasbro does seem to put there random price/articulation generator to good use.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on September 14, 2007, 02:41 PM
I'd happily pay $10 for two $7 figures and a $5 comic in contrast to a $17 figure with a clamshell.

I blame that on the store more than the manufacturer...  I have a feeling SWS's just dicking around the consumer because they know they can.  Same as Target and their exclusive prices.  They jumped from $10 figures to $13 or so at one point if I recall...  Just a little squeeze to see how much more they can make.  Very dickish.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: jedi_master_sal on September 14, 2007, 05:09 PM
I'd happily pay $10 for two $7 figures and a $5 comic in contrast to a $17 figure with a clamshell.

I blame that on the store more than the manufacturer...  I have a feeling SWS's just dicking around the consumer because they know they can.  Same as Target and their exclusive prices.  They jumped from $10 figures to $13 or so at one point if I recall...  Just a little squeeze to see how much more they can make.  Very dickish.

Agreed Jesse.

It's why I haven't pulled the trigger on the Greivous yet. I'm thinking they are going to choke on that fig and end up selling it at a big discount. If it gets down to $12 or less, I'll bite. But really, I'd rather pay the $7 that's it's worth and no shipping charge.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: roron corobb on September 14, 2007, 08:28 PM
I'd happily pay $10 for two $7 figures and a $5 comic in contrast to a $17 figure with a clamshell.

I blame that on the store more than the manufacturer...  I have a feeling SWS's just dicking around the consumer because they know they can.  Same as Target and their exclusive prices.  They jumped from $10 figures to $13 or so at one point if I recall...  Just a little squeeze to see how much more they can make.  Very dickish.

Agreed Jesse.

It's why I haven't pulled the trigger on the Greivous yet. I'm thinking they are going to choke on that fig and end up selling it at a big discount. If it gets down to $12 or less, I'll bite. But really, I'd rather pay the $7 that's it's worth and no shipping charge.

I could never understand why everyone lately is trying to dick the Star Wars fan. All these high prices for an execlusive is just crazy, and ever the normal basic line of slect figures are totally out there on-line. I wonder if they are thinking the ride is going to be over soon or something. I want that Grievous figure, but I don't think I'll get him unless the price drops too.

It's funny how the comic sets really kind of tear your opinion from one side to the other.  On one hand, $5 a figure is great (the comic is irrelevant to most of us, let's face it).  On the other hand some figures are a little weaker than others...  And yet again you get some truly outstanding figures as well (look at Het/Darkwoman.  It's like night-and-day with the two figures).  The comic packs are NEAR perfection to me.  Hasbro just needs to tweak something here and there with any of them, and bam they're amazing!  I mean, the Luke/Mara set would be much more outstanding if Luke had articulated knees over articulated ankles.  That alone would have garnered no major complaints from me on that set.  

If Hasbro were to just do a little fine-tuning to their design of the sets, I'd be in figure heaven with them.

As it is, I'm really not disappointed with them, they're good generally...  I just wish they were that notch better is all, because clearly they could be.  Of course though, if you dislike EU they suck regardless.

Anyway, I really like these comic packs and agree with Jesse here too. These could be some top notch sets with not very much more work if at all.

roron corobb
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nathan on September 14, 2007, 11:44 PM
I could never understand why everyone lately is trying to dick the Star Wars fan. All these high prices for an execlusive is just crazy, and ever the normal basic line of slect figures are totally out there on-line. I wonder if they are thinking the ride is going to be over soon or something.

The irony is that it will be over soon if they that sort of thing becomes the norm. Goose that laid the golden eggs and so forth.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on September 17, 2007, 12:22 PM
I saw the Mara Jade pack this weekend and left it...

The nostalgia of the orginal marvel packs pulled me into this line... If they are not there.. I am not compelled to purchase them.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: 77Skywalker on October 10, 2007, 03:38 PM
The only 2 comic book 2-packs that I have are the Obi-Wan Kenobi with ARC Trooper comic pack (I noticed the lightsaber, which the Obi-Wan Kenobi figure has is the one he had in Revenge of the Sith), and also the Luke Skywalker with Mara Jade comic pack (more Lightsaber issues).
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Slothus on October 12, 2007, 07:08 PM
I'm really expecting to see wave 4 anyday now in the stores(at retail)

DS
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on October 12, 2007, 07:28 PM
I'm really expecting to see wave 4 anyday now in the stores(at retail)

DS

Have any online stores gotten them in yet?
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jeff on October 12, 2007, 09:57 PM
RE: the coming Han/Luke Stormtrooper Comic Packs re-release

We/they/whatever posted exactly what Hasbro said-- "no blue deco."   It might mean movie versions, or it might mean red-eyed versions without the blue. 

I guess the answer is "red-eyed versions without the blue":

From R'scum's Q&A today:

"The intent of the comic 2-packs is to be true comic versions of those characters, as if those versions of the characters "stepped off the page" and were in the real world. To this extent, the red visors, Chewie colors, and R2-D2 colors are an essential part of that comic artwork. Those details will not change on re-release. "

Rather than jumping through hoops and buying two more comic packs AND two 30AC #20 Stormtroopers for the black-lens helmets, I think I'll just wait for the actual Movie Versions to get carded in the future...  ;)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 13, 2007, 09:15 AM
That's really disappointing. They've just lost a sale of a set.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on October 13, 2007, 11:14 AM
Wow, bummer, I was looking forward to those. I'm not buying them anymore.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Resurrection Bob on October 13, 2007, 04:18 PM
Ditto.  I would have happily bought them with movie or comic versions of R2 and Chewie as long as Luke and Han were the right colors, but now I'll just go back to patiently waiting for the next rerelease.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Brian on October 15, 2007, 09:30 AM
Yeah, I think I'll just wait for them to be single carded with all the correct coloring sometime in the future.  Actually, like others, I just swapped the heads from the comic packs with a couple of the basic Stormtroopers from this year, and those worked out pretty well.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on October 24, 2007, 03:43 PM
I'll pass on those repacked Han/Luke sets too then.  What a stupid move Hasbro.  Seems like for every good decision they make, they do something stupid like this.

Anton, did you find Wave 4?  The front page mention seems to indicate you were the one who found them at Target.  Any loose pics you can share?
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on October 24, 2007, 03:59 PM
Yeah, I think I'll just wait for them to be single carded with all the correct coloring sometime in the future.  Actually, like others, I just swapped the heads from the comic packs with a couple of the basic Stormtroopers from this year, and those worked out pretty well.

Dito. Its the same mold so I do not know why people are complaining just swap heads. My first 2 TAC stormies were swapped months ago to achieve this as well. If they make a single card I would love to see shorter legs on Luke to be movie accurate.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JediJman on October 24, 2007, 04:26 PM
Are the 2nd figures (R2 and Chewie) exactly the same as the original 2pk release or are these repaints as well?  If they're the same, sucks to pay $10 for a new Han/Luke.  If they have a different paint ap alla V1 and V2 of Vader/Rebel Trooper, I would probably pick them up.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: ruiner on October 24, 2007, 04:35 PM
I see HTS.com now has wave two visible but out of stock.  And now the price is $11.99.

Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jeff on October 24, 2007, 05:27 PM
Are the 2nd figures (R2 and Chewie) exactly the same as the original 2pk release or are these repaints as well? 

Yes - Tarkin, Chewie, and R2 are the same. 

All they did was remove the blue highlights on Stormtrooper Han, Stormtrooper Luke, and regular Stormtrooper. 

Click here for pics. (http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/Figure_Focus_Comic_Packs_109684.asp)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JediJman on October 24, 2007, 05:29 PM
Are the 2nd figures (R2 and Chewie) exactly the same as the original 2pk release or are these repaints as well? 

Yes - Tarkin, Chewie, and R2 are the same. 

All they did was remove the blue highlights on Stormtrooper Han, Stormtrooper Luke, and regular Stormtrooper. 

Click here for pics. (http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/Figure_Focus_Comic_Packs_109684.asp)

They did this for the Tarkin set too?   ::)

Thanks for the pics!
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 25, 2007, 09:23 AM
Anton, did you find Wave 4?  The front page mention seems to indicate you were the one who found them at Target.  Any loose pics you can share?

I just opened them up last night. If I can get to take some more pictures tonight, I will.

Here are my impressions:

The Assassin Droid is easily one of the top figures of the year. Articulated to the hilt, I'm just very impressed with it.

Anakin is just okay. Well made, but in the end, it's just an Anakin variant.

Koffi Aranna is a well sculpted figure, however, I'm having a major problem getting him to stand. I basically have to get him into limbo position.

Bultar Swan in another decent figure. Top half is up to today's figure standards, bottom half she's pretty much a Saga1 AOTC figure. Also, the thing with these two figures are that being EU, I lack an emotional attachment, so I may not be appreciating them as much as other might.

Hobbie is acceptable. The Vander body is getting old, but they could have done much worse. He wears a gray head sock like in ESB, which is a surprise to me.

Finally, Baron Fel was the figure I was looking forward to most, and the most disappointing. The best I can describe him is as a POTF2 sculpt with today's standard of articulation. I'm sorry to say, I think Hasbro missed the boat on this one.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on October 25, 2007, 10:29 AM
Thanks for sharing your thoughts Anton.  As much as I am looking forward to these figures, I'd say it's mostly for customizing potential... not too much here other than the droid that really looks all that great to me.  What's funny though, is I'm sure I'll buy at least two of each set to open, even if they're not that good.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Ryan on October 25, 2007, 01:49 PM
Finally, Baron Fel was the figure I was looking forward to most, and the most disappointing. The best I can describe him is as a POTF2 sculpt with today's standard of articulation. I'm sorry to say, I think Hasbro missed the boat on this one.

Damn. That was easily the one I was looking forward to the most as well. I thought he looked good in person at C4 but then again that was just a prototype. I think I'll still be doing one loose and one carded of him anyways. I really thought the figure had great potential, it is too bad they blew it.

Well after buying a $250 World Series ticket I guess I have to save money in other places...
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Broem on October 25, 2007, 02:11 PM
I saw them during my lunch break at Target today.  It just bugs me that Fel does not have his facial hair.  It thought he was "okay" looking but nothing great.  The other pilot looked good.  I still like the Koffi/Swan pack.  The Anakin/Droid set looked much better to me in person than what has been on the net.  All in all I like the sets still because they are only $10 (actually $8.99 at Target this week).

I was more excited about the Saga Legends Biker Scout.  Came this close to buying it but opted not to.  Bills need paid unfortunately.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JediJman on October 25, 2007, 02:22 PM
I managed to find a minty Green Saber Mara 2-pack at Target much to my surprise today!  I had given up hope of tracking down this version without a big bend in the comic book.  ;D
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 26, 2007, 09:20 AM
I saw them during my lunch break at Target today.  It just bugs me that Fel does not have his facial hair.  The other pilot looked good. 

Yeah, that's a head scratcher. Hobbie isn't even really featured in that issue of the comic either.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: jedipurge on October 31, 2007, 02:33 PM
Anton, did you find Wave 4?  The front page mention seems to indicate you were the one who found them at Target.  Any loose pics you can share?

I just opened them up last night. If I can get to take some more pictures tonight, I will.

Here are my impressions:

The Assassin Droid is easily one of the top figures of the year. Articulated to the hilt, I'm just very impressed with it.

Anakin is just okay. Well made, but in the end, it's just an Anakin variant.

Koffi Aranna is a well sculpted figure, however, I'm having a major problem getting him to stand. I basically have to get him into limbo position.

Bultar Swan in another decent figure. Top half is up to today's figure standards, bottom half she's pretty much a Saga1 AOTC figure. Also, the thing with these two figures are that being EU, I lack an emotional attachment, so I may not be appreciating them as much as other might.

Hobbie is acceptable. The Vander body is getting old, but they could have done much worse. He wears a gray head sock like in ESB, which is a surprise to me.

Finally, Baron Fel was the figure I was looking forward to most, and the most disappointing. The best I can describe him is as a POTF2 sculpt with today's standard of articulation. I'm sorry to say, I think Hasbro missed the boat on this one.

I pretty much agree with you here Anton, I found them last Friday I believe and I think most of them will just be custom fodder.  I was suprised that the Swan chest armor was removable something I didn't realize from online pics, and how huge the chest box for Fel is-looks really big even compared to POTF2 Tie Pilots.  The helmet is great though.  I took the chest armor, helmet, and breathing gear and through it on a DS Gunner and it looks really great---C'mon Hasbro you know you wanna do it.  About the Fel fig himself he is pretty buff looking in the comic so that's the only reason I suppose to justify his POTF2ness.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Rune Haako on November 1, 2007, 02:02 PM

(http://jediinsider.net/g/generated/Hasbro/Comic_Packs/Wave_6/01__scaled_600.jpg)
(http://jediinsider.net/g/generated/Hasbro/Comic_Packs/Wave_6/02__scaled_600.jpg)

(http://jediinsider.net/g/generated/Hasbro/Comic_Packs/Wave_6/04__scaled_600.jpg)
(http://jediinsider.net/g/generated/Hasbro/Comic_Packs/Wave_6/05__scaled_600.jpg)

(http://jediinsider.net/g/generated/Hasbro/Comic_Packs/Wave_6/07__scaled_600.jpg)
(http://jediinsider.net/g/generated/Hasbro/Comic_Packs/Wave_6/08__scaled_600.jpg)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: CorranHorn on November 1, 2007, 02:58 PM
Oh I sooo can't wait for that Marvel #81 set. Too bad the Wal-Mart near me doesn't order SW exclusives, seems to be a rule for them. Kinda like only maintaining the same 5 TSC Naboo Soliders for the past year.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: evenflow on November 1, 2007, 03:01 PM
My walmart sucks, i know its ebay for me.  :-[
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: I Am Sith on November 1, 2007, 03:11 PM
Really want that Commander Keller / Marine set!  Absolutely no interest in the others...
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JediJman on November 1, 2007, 04:02 PM
Really want that Commander Keller / Marine set!  Absolutely no interest in the others...
FYI, Wave 4 is showing up all around Minneapolis.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: I Am Sith on November 1, 2007, 04:41 PM
FYI, Wave 4 is showing up all around Minneapolis.

Hook me up!!!
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JediJman on November 1, 2007, 07:05 PM
FYI, Wave 4 is showing up all around Minneapolis.

Hook me up!!!

Ha!  You're talking to the wrong guy.  One of my buddies was able to get a set for me, but I still need one more for openers.  Two other guys have found them at two different stores though, so be on the lookout.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: I Am Sith on November 1, 2007, 11:27 PM
Thanks Justin.  Honestly, I think Wave 1 and 3 are available right now at HTS, so I think eventually I'll be able to get these from them worst case.  Nothing I can't 'live without'...
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 2, 2007, 10:31 AM
That WM exclusive clone set is looking really nice, I find myself having to resist wanting to put a squad of each of these together.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on November 2, 2007, 02:23 PM
Yeah, the clones are a very nice set. I also might get the babies for my photonovel.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on November 2, 2007, 03:30 PM
Picked up Wave 4 at Target today, WOOT!
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Broem on November 4, 2007, 09:20 AM
Oddly enough I want all 3 of the Wal-Mart packs.  Who is getting the Crimson Empire set.  I thought that was going to some retailer.  Maybe Target?
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 4, 2007, 09:57 AM
I thought everyone was getting Crimson Empire. In fact, I thought it was supposed to be in wave 4. :P
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Scott on November 4, 2007, 11:19 AM
Saw Wave 4 yesterday...I laughed out loud at how rediculously bad the Swan/Kofi Annan pack was.  Bultar looked rediculous and the other dude looks like Jitsu from He-Man.  I did pick up Hobbie/Baron, mainly to Hobbie in with my ROTJ pilots (he's just off screen :P)  Baron is OK but I agree that his chest box is way too big.  Anakin/Sith Droid looked alright but I have really no desire for most Prequel EU, let alone OT EU
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 6, 2007, 01:32 AM
I did pick up Hobbie/Baron, mainly to put Hobbie in with my ROTJ pilots (he's just off screen :P) 

That's exactly why I'm looking forward to that pack.  I'm trying to track down every Rebel Pilot. :)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/jwall/pics/P1000506-RebelPilots.jpg)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nathan on November 6, 2007, 02:04 AM
It's funny how all those oranges match a lot better than the gray-green Imperial uniforms which tend to change shade with every figure. Change over time I can understand, but even the Luke & female Imp comic pack has mismatched shades within the same set, which seems more than a little ridiculous.

Though I guess it's a lot easier matching to a simple primary orange than it is to something the color of my late grandparents' kitchen appliances. Hello avocado. :P
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Oboewan on November 6, 2007, 08:33 AM
I just wish they'd stop using comic adaptations of the movies for these "EU" packs and stick with the actually expanded universe story lines.

Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Broem on November 9, 2007, 02:00 PM
I thought everyone was getting Crimson Empire. In fact, I thought it was supposed to be in wave 4. :P

Sorry about that.  I meant which retailer was getting Crimson Empire.  Or is every retailer getting it for the most part?
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 10, 2007, 09:15 AM
I thought everyone was getting Crimson Empire. In fact, I thought it was supposed to be in wave 4. :P

Sorry about that.  I meant which retailer was getting Crimson Empire.  Or is every retailer getting it for the most part?

By everyone, I meant retailer, so... yes, every retailer is supposed to be getting it.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jayson on November 11, 2007, 07:27 PM
Saw Wave 4 yesterday...I laughed out loud at how rediculously bad the Swan/Kofi Annan pack was.  Bultar looked rediculous and the other dude looks like Jitsu from He-Man.  I did pick up Hobbie/Baron, mainly to Hobbie in with my ROTJ pilots (he's just off screen :P)  Baron is OK but I agree that his chest box is way too big.  Anakin/Sith Droid looked alright but I have really no desire for most Prequel EU, let alone OT EU

I agree the Koffi/Swan is pretty bad. If they would have given Bultar some sort of articulation in the legs it might have helped. Heck the comic they come with was a better value to me.

As for the Hobbie/Baron pack: Hobbie's alright, more of the same from Hasbro as far as X-wing pilots go and the Baron is a glorified POTF2 figure. The saving grace for him is that his TIE gear can be given to the TSC DSG for a SA TIE Pilot with removable TIE gear.

(http://www.yakface.com/jayson/customs/tiepilot/11.jpg) (http://www.yakface.com/jayson/customs/tiepilot/09.jpg)
 
 ;)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 12, 2007, 09:06 AM
Unfortunately the pictures aren't coming through, but I'd love to see them. Sounds like a great idea.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nicklab on November 12, 2007, 01:15 PM
Wow, that looks really good.  It could really make for a good TIE Pilot.  It works with the Clone, but I have to wonder if Hasbro did produce this kind of a kitbashed figure, would they stay with the Clone or maybe add in some kind of a generic pilot face sculpt.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JediJman on November 12, 2007, 02:10 PM
Nice combination Jay - that SA TIE pilot looks awesome.  Now I'm gonna have to get extras of these... ;)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Paul on November 12, 2007, 07:02 PM
I can see having an Army of "Clone" Hobbies since I now will be making a Flight Group of Tie Pilots...Wow that looks like what I would want Hasbro to do.

I had been gathering OTC Tie Pilots to dremel the helmets out, but this looks better/easier/SAFER.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on November 12, 2007, 09:36 PM
We have some new pictures of Luke As Imperial Officer (Empire Comic) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/7-06/ComicImpLuke_Full.jpg), and Commander Keller (Republic #79 Comic) (http://www.jedidefender.com/newspro/fullnews.cgi?newsid1194920872,61002,) up on the front page...

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/7-06/ComicCmdrKeller1_TN.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/7-06/ComicImpLuke_TN.jpg)

Both are very sharp looking figures, and Luke will mark the first Imperial Officer with a removable hat...  Kind of ironic.

Keller looks to be an Airborne Clone repaint with softgoods add-ons for the most part, while Luke's an Ozzel body with a new head.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 13, 2007, 09:00 AM
The pictures are awesome Jaybird. I'm probably going to do the same and replace the Baron for my TIE Squadron leader.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on November 13, 2007, 10:31 AM
I'm not too impressed with the Luke or Keller... I do like the fact that the Luke has a removable cap, but I never liked the Ozzel body one bit.  Keller's cloak looks way too silly for me, I wish they had made it removable plastic.  Looks like these two will be dumped in the custom fodder bin.


Oh well, I'll still be getting a couple of the Luke set for the female Imperial, and a few of Keller for the white clad Marine. 

Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on November 13, 2007, 10:40 AM
Picked up Wave 4 at Target today, WOOT!

I could have sworn I posted these pics here when I found them, but anyways here some images of them too with comparison shots.

First, Anakin and the Assassin Droid.  I removed the robe off of Anakin (not easy to do) to see how he looked without it on.  Better without it I think.  More pics of them later on down.  The Assassin Droid is one of the best figures I think Hasbro has made of a droid - very articulated too.

(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/110207comic7.jpg)

Next, Hobbie and Baron Fel.  Hobbie is probably my favorite X-Wing pilot now, you'll see why further down in the pic with his helmet off.  Baron Fel is pretty damn good too I think - some don't like his POTF2-ish body frame from what I've heard, but I think it's fine on this figure.  He has excellent articulation.

(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/110207comic8.jpg)

Now is Koffi Arana and Bultar Swan.  Kofii is better in person than I thought, but not my favorite by any means.  That's reserved for Bultar Swan - a GREAT figure.  Just would have benefited by knee articulation... but as you can see her chest armor is removable like the 2006 Death Star Gunner.

(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/110207comic9.jpg)

These next pics are comparison pics of them with other figures -

(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/110207comic2.jpg)

(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/110207comic3.jpg)

(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/110207comic4.jpg)

(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/110207comic5.jpg)

(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/110207comic11.jpg)

Finally, I put on the Baron Fel removable piecs onto a 2006 Death Star Gunner - he's next to an OTC TIE Pilot for comparison.

(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/110207comic10.jpg)

Overall a really good wave.  Much better than I had anticipated.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nicklab on November 13, 2007, 10:48 AM
I think the Cmdr Keller looks pretty good.  A heavier material might have been a better choice for the outer cloak, similar to that on Snowbunny Padme, but I like what they've done here.  And I definitely like the softgoods kama.  It's about time Hasbro did that on one of these Clone Commanders.

And I'm also liking the skullcap on Hobbie.  Nice attention to detail on that, Hasbro.  He'll definitely work in that Echo Base briefing kind of diorama.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 14, 2007, 09:08 AM
For those looking for wave 4, check your local Walmart...
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Brian on November 16, 2007, 11:59 AM
It looks like 2 of the 3 new packs (Koffi/Swan and Anakin/Assassin Droid) are currently in stock at HTS.com ($11.99 each).  I couldn't find the Fel/Hobbie pack anywhere though, which is the only one I plan on picking up really :).
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Rune Haako on November 24, 2007, 02:55 PM
From, http://www.joesightings.com/forums/index.php?s=444de877a5890e217f1bf4263aa539dc&showtopic=6630&st=0&p=59752&#entry59752

Wave 1
Tol Skorr and Assaj Ventress
Darth Talon and Cade Skywalker
Anakin and Durge

Wave 2
65356930814 Grand Admiral Thrawn and Talon Karrde <-- Best comic pack of the year bar none
Darth Vader and Admiral Trachta
Princess Leia and Prince Xizor

Wave 3
65356931885 White Vader and Princess Leia
65356931886 Antares Draco and believed to be Ganner Krieg
65356931887 Dengar and Fenn Shysa
65356931888 Tobbi Dala and Leia
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: evenflow on November 24, 2007, 04:15 PM
I hope its an all new Xizor.

I would have preferred Jodo Kast over the mandalorians on the list.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nicklab on November 24, 2007, 06:40 PM
I would have preferred Jodo Kast over the mandalorians on the list.

Which Mandalorians are you referring to?  This is how I see the lineup breaking down:



Wave 1
Tol Skor and Assaj Ventress STAR WARS REPUBLIC (Tol Skorr was a dark Jedi who followed Dooku)
Darth Talon and Cade Skywalker STAR WARS LEGACY
Anakin and Durge STAR WARS REPUBLIC (This was a pretty dark comic.  Anakin goes to the Dark Side in his fight against  Durge)


Wave 2
Grand Admiral Thrawn and Talon Karrde HEIR TO THE EMPIRE
Darth Vader and Grand Moff Trachta STAR WARS EMPIRE (This was back around the beginning of the EMPIRE title.  I think that storyline was called "Betrayal")
Princess Leia and Prince Xizor SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE

Wave 3
White Vader and Princess Leia STAR WARS INFINITIES (In one edition of Infinities Anakin is redeemed without sacrificing himself.  He goes on to join the Alliance and changes his armor to all white.)
Antares Draco and Ganner Krieg STAR WARS LEGACY (It's a 2-pack of Imperial Knights.  This has been confirmed in the Q&A's already)
Dengar and Fenn Shysa (Not sure of the comic)
Tabbi Dala and Leia STAR WARS REBELLION (I think)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jeff on November 24, 2007, 08:49 PM
Which Mandalorians are you referring to? 

Fenn Shysa and Tabbi Dala are both Mandalorians.  Those last two packs (Dengar/Fenn, Leia/Tabbi) are most likely from the Marvel Comics (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Tobbi_Dala): 

(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/thumb/0/02/Mswc68cover.jpg/300px-Mswc68cover.jpg) (http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/thumb/9/91/Mswc69cover.jpg/292px-Mswc69cover.jpg)

I'm expecting Dengar and Leia (Hoth) repaints along with repaints of the sculpts from the EE sets for Fenn and Tabbi...
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 25, 2007, 09:11 AM
Not a lot to look forward to for me. Thrawn, Dala and Dengar maybe.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on November 25, 2007, 11:37 AM
I'm really looking forward to a new Thrawn, hopefully he'll come with his pet salamander. A new Prince Xizor and new(?) Dengar are also exciting.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nicklab on November 25, 2007, 01:31 PM
Which Mandalorians are you referring to? 

Fenn Shysa and Tabbi Dala are both Mandalorians.  Those last two packs (Dengar/Fenn, Leia/Tabbi) are most likely from the Marvel Comics (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Tobbi_Dala): 

(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/thumb/0/02/Mswc68cover.jpg/300px-Mswc68cover.jpg) (http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/thumb/9/91/Mswc69cover.jpg/292px-Mswc69cover.jpg)

I'm expecting Dengar and Leia (Hoth) repaints along with repaints of the sculpts from the EE sets for Fenn and Tabbi...

Ahhhh.  Maybe this will be a vehicle for a new Hoth Leia?  We've only had the POTF2 sculpt for who knows how many years.  But I wouldn't be opposed to a reissue of the Saga Gold Dengar.  That was actually a decent figure.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: CorranHorn on November 25, 2007, 03:15 PM
I'm really looking forward to a new Thrawn, hopefully he'll come with his pet salamander. A new Prince Xizor and new(?) Dengar are also exciting.

If I recall correctly from these comics, both Dengar and Bossk were colored with a purplish hue, so I would expect this Dengar to be a repaint along those lines, preferably with the SAGA Dengar as Nicklab mentioned.

I'm happy to see more Marvel based sets, but man can we pick some more interesting characters than Mandalorian repaints? Where's Dani, Kiro, Rik Duel, Baron Tagge, the Nagai, etc?!?!?  ???
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: MetalJedi on November 25, 2007, 03:32 PM
Looks like I'll be only picking up Wave 1 and maybe the Legacy pack from Wave 3. Not interested in the Thrawn pack at all.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Artoo on November 25, 2007, 10:25 PM
I'm hoping both Leia & Dengar are new sculpts.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on November 28, 2007, 03:13 PM
I hope they update Dengar's legs to be SA. The rest of that figure is still very tight, I personally do not think he needs a total resculpt.

What costumes will Leia be in for both of her new sets? The cover of ROTJ Infinities has her in her Hoth get up and as far as I can remember in SOTE she was in the Boussh disguise.

Anyone have a better clue to what outfit she will be wearing?
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Desfiy on November 28, 2007, 04:53 PM
If its the Hoth one, I hope they dont just do a repack of her or try to kit bash her, I would like a truely New SA Hoth Leia.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on November 28, 2007, 09:11 PM
Anyone have a better clue to what outfit she will be wearing?

Topless.  Oh yeah.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: I Am Sith on December 3, 2007, 04:51 PM
Not sure if this is old news or not, but HTS has the Baron Fel Comic pack in stock for those who haven't been able to find it yet.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Pete_Fett on January 7, 2008, 03:53 PM
Has anyone found the Mouse/Basso, Lt. Jundland/Deena Shan, White Commando/SBD wave in the wild yet?
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: ctonra on January 7, 2008, 04:24 PM
Haven't seen them yet nor the wally packs.  But I keep hunting
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 7, 2008, 04:27 PM
Haven't seen them yet nor the wally packs.  But I keep hunting

I'm in the same boat. Haven't seen either wave.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: ruiner on January 7, 2008, 04:31 PM
I still can't believe Target took a +20% price increase on these guys - we're up to $12.17.

Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 7, 2008, 04:54 PM
I still can't believe Target took a +20% price increase on these guys - we're up to $12.17.



Really? Well, I know one place I won't buy the comic packs from if this is the case in my area.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jeff on January 7, 2008, 05:33 PM
I see a lot of people blaming Target, but it was Hasbro that raised the prices...  they said so themselves in the Q&A in December.

We will be raising our pricing (and suggested price to $11.99 SRP) in 2008 in an effort to be able to provide some more articulation.

Target is just the first one to pull the trigger on the new price (probably since they have reset for 2008).  Expect to see the price go up everywhere else soon too...  :-\
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jayson on January 7, 2008, 05:41 PM
I see a lot of people blaming Target, but it was Hasbro that raised the prices...  they said so themselves in the Q&A in December.

We will be raising our pricing (and suggested price to $11.99 SRP) in 2008 in an effort to be able to provide some more articulation.

Target is just the first one to pull the trigger on the new price (probably since they have reset for 2008).  Expect to see the price go up everywhere else soon too...  :-\

I also heard on the news again today that most toy manf. will raise prices at least 10% because of the increased cost of revised safety measures being applied to goods from China.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Ice on January 7, 2008, 05:51 PM
Hasbro just got greedy, they know these are popular so they raised the price. This is of course in direct controdiction they used when they introduced these last year. They said the reason why they could sell these at the 10.00 price range was do to the cheaper packaging. I can see them rasing the price to 11.00 but this 20% Increase is just insane, and nothing they say can convince me otherwise!  They knew people would start to collect these, get them hooked, and then they would have no choice by to buy them if they wanted to complete the series. And of course how can they explain away the fact they did not introduce any new packs since the new year started, so why are the packs that cost 9.99 last week ( meaning they were in they were produced last summer) so what is the excuse? I think Hasbro has some explaing to do, and when you consider that the 25th G.I Joe figures and the G.I Joe comic packs are being priced at 9.99.  It will be intresting to see if TRUS and Walmart keep last years price, or will they raise them? Remember that Target was the only big box store to see the vintage at 11.99 while the rest were 9.99.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 8, 2008, 09:22 AM
Hasbro just got greedy, they know these are popular so they raised the price. This is of course in direct controdiction they used when they introduced these last year. They said the reason why they could sell these at the 10.00 price range was do to the cheaper packaging. I can see them rasing the price to 11.00 but this 20% Increase is just insane, and nothing they say can convince me otherwise! 

So all the news plastered all of the news about safety recalls doesn't even leave room in your mind for the possibility that Jaybird's reasoning could be the culprit?


They knew people would start to collect these, get them hooked, and then they would have no choice by to buy them if they wanted to complete the series. And of course how can they explain away the fact they did not introduce any new packs since the new year started, so why are the packs that cost 9.99 last week ( meaning they were in they were produced last summer) so what is the excuse? I think Hasbro has some explaing to do, and when you consider that the 25th G.I Joe figures and the G.I Joe comic packs are being priced at 9.99. 
 

This has be cover a thousand times before. Gi-Joe doesn't have a licensing fee to tack onto the MSRP. Plus your supposition about waiting for the '08 packs to hit before starting the new price simply isn't how retail/ purchasing works. New fees, even if planned, often start at the start on new business quarters or in this case, the business year.

It will be intresting to see if TRUS and Walmart keep last years price, or will they raise them? Remember that Target was the only big box store to see the vintage at 11.99 while the rest were 9.99.

Not true, WM was the only store at $9.99.

I will agree that 20% is a bit much.  ;)


Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Ice on January 8, 2008, 01:41 PM
I hate to break the news but Hasbro was already using the highest "standard" when it comes to the issue of safety. I was watching a news program last month, and they pointed out there is a symbol on the package that represents what is called the "European" standard which is the highest "standard". So I looked and found that symbol on the Star Wars stuff.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jayson on January 8, 2008, 02:00 PM
I hate to break the news but Hasbro was already using the highest "standard" when it comes to the issue of safety. I was watching a news program last month, and they pointed out there is a symbol on the package that represents what is called the "European" standard which is the highest "standard". So I looked and found that symbol on the Star Wars stuff.

Yep, and it costs money to maintain and build upon those high standards. We pay for a "premium" product.  :-\
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Diddly on January 9, 2008, 06:15 PM
I haven't seen any at Target for a while but I saw some Comic packs at WM for $10.88 today so looks like the price increase is everywhere.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on January 9, 2008, 06:56 PM
I think there's slight truth to both points...  Darth Ice points out the "vintage" figures, and I think that's a valid point that Target does try milking something as best they can for the most they can, which simply takes them out of competitiveness for me...  The same will apply to the comic packs where they seem like they'll be a full $1 more than Wal-Mart, even if WM price increases...  At least in my neck of the woods that seems to be the case as I saw them for $11.99 compared to a possible (haven't seen comics at WM in ages) $10.88 price at WM... 

The price increase isn't a shocker though, like Jeff said.  It's just disappointing to see it jump more than it was supposed to jump at Target...  They dance on the K-Mart realm of pricing at times, depending on the item.

The other disappointment is that, while the comic 2-packs are often neat, the price was what made them so to an extent.  Villie as a figure is cool at $5...  At $6 he's dropped from cool, to nice.  If he jumped to $7, he would be disappointing I think.

That is true across the comic line in general though...  Dark Woman is the Het set stinker, and she wasn't great to begin with IMO.  So the price increase kind of knocks her down a few pegs as a figure.  Sets like the Commando/SBD will still be cool, Obi/Alpha are still a value IMO, etc.  There's a fine line though, where my utility for the dollar has been maximized with some of the sets I think.  It's the accounting experience in me I guess that makes me view things so intricately, and with such scrutiny.  :-\

Anyway, basics are still $5.88 at WM here, so I'm still happy there...  I hope that doesn't change.  I stomached the $7 price all year, but the drop at WM is just great while it lasts.  Kind of makes up for the rest, and it's just ideal for getting the extras as that $1 mounts up fast.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darby on January 9, 2008, 09:12 PM
The comic packs are 12.19 at Target here, which is within reason (still about $6 a fig, less including the comic) but I was spoiled at $10.  If the price of basic figs goes over $7, that is it.  No joke.  I will be out.  There is no justification for it, especially when Hasbro delivers the same product in other methods for less (comic packs, battle packs, evolutions, etc.)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on January 10, 2008, 02:33 AM
If figure prices continue to rise (and I'm sure they will, steadily over time) then hopefully my salary increases will help offset it.  Or I'll just scale back a bit.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 10, 2008, 09:11 AM
If figure prices continue to rise (and I'm sure they will, steadily over time) then hopefully my salary increases will help offset it. 

Depends on your job. Wage increases, for the most part, haven't kept up with inflation and the cost of living since the late seventies.  :P :(
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jeff on January 10, 2008, 10:01 AM
I am going to reserve my judgement on the Comic Pack price increase until I see how it pans out.  Hasbro told us that the reason they were increasing the price was to give us more articulation in the new sets:

We will be raising our pricing (and suggested price to $11.99 SRP) in 2008 in an effort to be able to provide some more articulation.

If that holds true, and the figures in the 2008 sets have more articulation on average than the 2007 sets did, then I'm fine paying a few more bucks.  But, if the articulation doesn't go up as promised, it will be very disappointing...  :-\
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: DoctorPadawan on January 10, 2008, 06:02 PM
I am going to reserve my judgement on the Comic Pack price increase until I see how it pans out.  Hasbro told us that the reason they were increasing the price was to give us more articulation in the new sets:

We will be raising our pricing (and suggested price to $11.99 SRP) in 2008 in an effort to be able to provide some more articulation.

If that holds true, and the figures in the 2008 sets have more articulation on average than the 2007 sets did, then I'm fine paying a few more bucks.  But, if the articulation doesn't go up as promised, it will be very disappointing...  :-\

Like Jeff, but more pessimistically, I'll believe the increased articulation/value for the price increase when I see it.  A lot of the figures we've seen rumored listings for (and those over the past year) have needed minimal new sculpting or tooling, so I'm curious as to how they can justify a two dollar increase across the board (at least at Target) on figures like the Duro and human Rebel Stormtroopers (two new heads and two new hands between them; the rest was already done), the Luke officer and female officer (again, a new head for Luke and previously done tooling), and the SBD/Commando packs (SBD is the same as 30AC, and all the Commando has new is a new backpack).  I think the first signal of how these are going to be, quality-wise, is the Thrawn/Karrde pack, which should have two super-articulated figures for 12 bucks.  If one of them is lacking ball jointed knees or elbows, that's going to be a huge red bull**** flag for this price increase in my eyes.

Oh, and don't be surprised if, before too long, Hasbro stops putting the comics in the packages outright but keeps the 12 dollar price tag because, "fans have continued to ask for characters from video games and novels that have never appeared in comic books so we have listened; look for "super fantastic 'original' artwork featuring these characters as a collectible backdrop in the new "EU Two Pack" assortment!"  They'll also probably pick that time to cut back on the articulation due to increasing production costs, and we'll be getting 12 dollar two packs with no comic, back-to-basics (or below) articulation, and poor character selection. 

Oh, and the sky is falling.  :P
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on January 10, 2008, 06:40 PM
I'm all for a bump in articulation on the comic packs, and if that holds true then the price bump doesn't bug me much.  Dampens the fun of getting 2 figures for cheaper than usual, and Hasbro can deliver more for less I believe, especially in the multi-pack area, but whatever.  I mean, they have made up many costs by simply repainting a lot...  All the Marvel sets are repaints, the Commando/SBD set, the Obi/ARC set...  There's lots of re-used stuff amidst all that.

I'll take the bump for the quality it should deliver, but I'm with Dr. P that I'll believe it when I see it as well.

Sometimes the bump wasn't even necessary...  Hell, look at X-Wing Luke...  Hasbro did its classic, "let's articulate ankles, but not knees", maneuver that hasn't made sense since 2005 when they started the practice.  That set would've had a bit more value to it (IMO) had they done something that made more sense, but whatever.

Hopefully things pan out well for collectors...  It's been a good line, I'd hate to see it offed by simple inflation.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Force Guy on January 11, 2008, 12:19 AM
No complaints from me as of yet.  Picked up the Fett/RA-7 set earlier today at Wal-Mart for $9.88. 
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 11, 2008, 09:03 AM
The WM exclusives are priced lower anyway. :P
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Morgbug on January 14, 2008, 12:50 PM
Canadian perspective:

Basic figure price:
Walmart: $8.92
TRU: $9.99

Comic 2 packs:
TRU: $16.99
Zellers: $14.99

Whatcha all complainin' about?  12% tax added onto those prices too. 

We now return you to your proper thread topic...
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 14, 2008, 01:21 PM
Canadian perspective:

Basic figure price:
Walmart: $8.92
TRU: $9.99

Comic 2 packs:
TRU: $16.99
Zellers: $14.99

Whatcha all complainin' about?  12% tax added onto those prices too. 

We now return you to your proper thread topic...

That's the same argument that Europeans will give as well. Fact is, it's still more expensive than we Americans are used to. Gas has climbed to over $3 a gallon...We'll never stop b!tch!n about the price, regardess of what others are paying. Just a fact of nature from our perspective. lol
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JediJman on January 14, 2008, 01:34 PM
Canadian perspective:

Basic figure price:
Walmart: $8.92
TRU: $9.99

Comic 2 packs:
TRU: $16.99
Zellers: $14.99

Whatcha all complainin' about?  12% tax added onto those prices too. 

We now return you to your proper thread topic...

You should just move to Minnesota.  You would be much happier here, eh?  ;D
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Morgbug on January 14, 2008, 02:01 PM
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You should just move to Minnesota.  You would be much happier here, eh?

Maybe yes, maybe no.  Certainly from a toy perspective, yes. 
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: iFett on January 14, 2008, 03:03 PM
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You should just move to Minnesota.  You would be much happier here, eh?

Maybe yes, maybe no.  Certainly from a toy perspective, yes. 

Ya we already heard your reasoning about staying in Canuckia and you made some good points, but I have no idea where that post is.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on January 14, 2008, 05:56 PM
The WM exclusives are priced lower anyway. :P

Not mine, they were $10.88. :(

Not that I minded...  That's not too bad and I really like the Keller/Marine set.  It's impressive.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on January 15, 2008, 12:19 PM
In Chicagoland the Wally comic set were $9.88. Overall, I really liked these sets. The twins set was the least common and outside of the Bail cloak, if you already have these, this is an easy pass. I really dig the Comic Fett, he is a great addition to the Mandolorian troops. The white Marines were also welcome repaints. Great price & great figures! Hopefully these will be easy to find. I snapped up 6 Keller sets as they seem to be the most common. I am glad Hasbro foreseen that and packed it heavy.

Morbug, were some of your reasons for staying in Canada have any Degrassi connections to them? ;)
(My wife is hooked on that show since she was young)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Morgbug on January 17, 2008, 10:15 AM
No, truthfully I haven't watched the most recent iteration of DeGrassi at all.  I think the initial DeGrassi was out after I actually finished high school, so I've never been much of a fan really.  It's been a long run for different versions of that show though.  So I honestly can't say if I have anything in common with the DeGrassi portrayal of Canuckia. 
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on January 17, 2008, 10:35 AM
One Walmart in my area has raised the price to $10.88 on the comic packs, but the others are still around $9.96.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Paul on January 23, 2008, 08:54 AM
I got my StarWarsShop.com order yesterday.

Lt. Shan is very nice...the removable hat from Luke will be getting cast (not by me) so that the Death Star briefing guys can have hats..

I have not had a chance to get the 2 Stormtroopers out yet or even look at them..I'll get a mini view later if time allows.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Ice on January 28, 2008, 03:05 PM
Found the new non exclusive comic packs at WalMart today, only bought the Imperial Officer pack.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 28, 2008, 03:16 PM
Picked up the walmart exclusives on line at their web site. If you order on the web site, they have free in store customer pickup.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JediJman on January 28, 2008, 09:29 PM
I got my StarWarsShop.com order yesterday.

Lt. Shan is very nice...the removable hat from Luke will be getting cast (not by me) so that the Death Star briefing guys can have hats..

I have not had a chance to get the 2 Stormtroopers out yet or even look at them..I'll get a mini view later if time allows.

Any interest in selling off some extra cast caps?  I have no idea how to do this, but would love to get some spares and I'm sure others would as well.  Let me know if we can work something out!

Justin
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: manglord on January 29, 2008, 01:42 AM
Yo Phruby, I did the site to store thing too. Says it was shipped, so hope I don't have to wait much longer. I was tired of going there 3 and 4 times a week and finding nothing comic pack wise. Have you noticed the 4 figures for $20.00 deal they have going online only. I thought about doing it in store because they claim they'll beat anyones price.........
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Rune Haako on January 29, 2008, 12:56 PM
From, http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/TAC_2008_Rumor_Update_111911.asp

# Comic Packs
The popular Expanded Universe 2-packs series continues in 2008 with a number of characters, mostly from the Dark Horse Comics series. No photos of any of these sets have been revealed yet, but the spy reports keep on trickling in:

# Quinlan Vos & Master Tholme - from various issues of Star Wars: Republic, both characters should have their Jedi robes

(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/thumb/6/6d/Tholme%26Quinlan_EGttF.jpg/472px-Tholme%26Quinlan_EGttF.jpg)

# Wolf Sazen & Darth Nihl - from Star Wars: Legacy

(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/thumb/8/80/WolfShazen.jpg/250px-WolfShazen.jpg)(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/thumb/6/68/Nihlprofile.jpg/250px-Nihlprofile.jpg)

# Alto Stratus & Nimbus Guard - from Star Wars: Republic

(http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/b/b7/Stratus4.jpg)

# Jodo Kast & Boba Fett - from Star Wars: Twin Engines of Destruction

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/TheMurderWeapon/Kastbelt.jpg)

# Finally, another pair of Marvel Comics sets are rumored to be in the works, in order to finish off the adaptation of A New Hope. Past rumors include Princess Leia & C-3PO and Han Solo & Jabba the Hut

Thank you Hasbro for Alto Stratus & Nimbus Guard!
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on January 29, 2008, 01:06 PM
Sweet! I am very glad to hear Jedi Quin/Tholme & Legacy sets are coming. The Leai & C3P0 set will be an easy pass but the Han/Jabba will be very appealing to get since there is a new cantina alien in there.
The other 2 sets rumored are a bit of a mixed bag for me, but as I do 90% of the time, I am sure I will buy them too.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 29, 2008, 01:11 PM
Yo Phruby, I did the site to store thing too. Says it was shipped, so hope I don't have to wait much longer. I was tired of going there 3 and 4 times a week and finding nothing comic pack wise. Have you noticed the 4 figures for $20.00 deal they have going online only. I thought about doing it in store because they claim they'll beat anyones price.........

No I didn't see that. I'll have to check it out.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on January 29, 2008, 02:09 PM
These sound very promising.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: evenflow on January 29, 2008, 02:40 PM
I am interested in all of those especially the Jodo Kast set.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on January 29, 2008, 02:44 PM
I'll most likely be passing on that set... won't is just be two different paint schemes of Boba Fett?

Alto Stratus & Nimbus Guard seems like it could be great... also I wonder if the Vos one will have the same head from before?
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: MetalJedi on January 29, 2008, 03:49 PM
I'm definately getting the Quin/Tholme and Sazen/Nihl sets if they are true. Maybe the Stratus/Nimbus as well.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: speedermike on January 29, 2008, 11:48 PM
I have no idea who any of these characters are. :-\  Where's Jaxxon?
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: MetalJedi on January 30, 2008, 12:13 AM
They are comic book characters.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Force Guy on January 30, 2008, 12:22 AM
# Wolf Sazen & Darth Nihl - from Star Wars: Legacy

I much rather would have prefered a Wolf Blitzer & Darth Nihl set instead.

(http://www.cnn.com/CNN/anchors_reporters/images/blitzer.wolf.jpg)

 :-\
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 30, 2008, 09:07 AM
I know who Two of those characters are. There rest, no idea, no interest.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jeff on January 30, 2008, 12:26 PM
Time to paste the new image over here too...  our first look at Wave 6?

(http://chewie34.250free.com/clonewars.jpg)

The image confirms Anakin and Durge and the text confirms the rumored Asajj Ventriss and Tol Skorr set.  The third set in Wave 6 which was on the rumor list from November (but is not listed in the text) was Darth Talon and Cade Skywalker.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: ctonra on January 30, 2008, 01:53 PM
Toy fair can't get here any quicker, I feel like a kid waiting for christmas day.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 30, 2008, 01:55 PM
Toy fair can't get here any quicker, I feel like a kid waiting for christmas day.

Ain't that the truth!
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: MetalJedi on January 30, 2008, 03:45 PM
Damn, just when I was in the process of making a Tol Skorr custom.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 1, 2008, 09:07 AM
I hope that Durge and Anakin are straight re-packs, no need for new sculpts on either of them.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: 77Skywalker on February 1, 2008, 10:00 AM
I picked up the Luke Skywalker and R2-D2 and the Han Solo and Chewbacca comic packs in Target on Wednesday.  Last Saturday, I picked up the Koffi Arana with Bultar Swan and the Obi-Wan Kenobi and Bail Organa comic packs at Walmart.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: evenflow on February 1, 2008, 12:34 PM
I hope that Durge and Anakin are straight re-packs, no need for new sculpts on either of them.

Looks like Durge has a new head to me.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jayson on February 1, 2008, 01:07 PM
I hope that Durge and Anakin are straight re-packs, no need for new sculpts on either of them.

Looks like Durge has a new head to me.

Actually Durge looks to be an all new figure and has a removable helmet too.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Rune Haako on February 1, 2008, 01:55 PM
From Rebelsum's forums.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/JoeRhyno/Star%20Wars/FEB084584_hi_SW_E_U_DurgeAnni.jpg)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JangoTat on February 1, 2008, 02:22 PM
no knee joints..and his head looks horrible. Ani looks cool though
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on February 1, 2008, 03:01 PM
Wow. Durge looks really bad. Anakin looks cool, but I'm never gonna need another Anakin after the one in Wave 1. Too bad.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Morgbug on February 1, 2008, 03:14 PM
Wow. Durge looks really bad. Anakin looks cool, but I'm never gonna need another Anakin after the one in Wave 1. Too bad.

What if that Anakin has the new hips AND ball jointed elbows?
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on February 1, 2008, 03:45 PM
Wow. Durge looks really bad. Anakin looks cool, but I'm never gonna need another Anakin after the one in Wave 1. Too bad.

What if that Anakin has the new hips AND ball jointed elbows?

Damn. I hope not.  :-\
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: MetalJedi on February 1, 2008, 04:11 PM
What is up with Hasbro and not giving some figures knee articulation?
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on February 1, 2008, 04:17 PM
What is up with Hasbro and not giving some figures knee articulation?

I don't know... but it seems lame to choose ankle articulation over knees...
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on February 1, 2008, 04:22 PM
What are you talking about? I display my figures standing on their toes all the time (some poses may require additional support).  :P
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Morgbug on February 1, 2008, 04:36 PM
What are you talking about? I display my figures standing on their toes all the time (some poses may require additional support).  :P

I do that with female figures.  Wait.... :-X
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on February 2, 2008, 05:34 AM
I'm not totally sold that there isn't knee articulation there.  Hasbro's tricky when it comes to armored figures, so I'm not going to hollar before I'm hurt on that one just yet...  I agree though, the ankle joints are apparant, and if they're there without knees, that's always been a pet peeve of mine with Hasbro.

They did it with Sora Bulq, Neimoidan Warrior, Heir to the Empire Luke, and others.  It's really some terrible decision-making by Hasbro designers, and something I believe's been addressed in Q&A...  If it hasn't, it ought to be anyway.

And yet, Commander Cody got knee joints, but they sculpted his ankles in such a horribly pre-posed fashion that he turned out to be one figure that really needed those points of articulation.  Same with the Training Fatigues Clonetrooper out now...  Go figure.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 2, 2008, 09:17 AM
Bummer. Durge is all new. For once I'd wish they'd do a little more re-packing. :P
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: MetalJedi on February 2, 2008, 09:36 AM
For once I'd wish they'd do a little more re-packing. :P

No repacks on the comic packs please.  :)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 2, 2008, 09:42 AM
So if the Durge/Anakin comic pack and the Ventress/Skorr pack are both delayed, was there a wave planned between the Mouse+Basso/Commando+SBD/Jundland+Shan wave that's shipping now and that one?

On the one hand if they're going to ship several rounds of the wave that's currently shipping now, that will offer plenty of opportunities to army build the Commando & SBD set (which is good), but on the other, it probably means LOTS of left over on the other two sets (which is bad).
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 3, 2008, 09:04 AM
Maybe. Depends on the hat in the Imp Officer set. If they're easily transferable, I might be in for a couple.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: DoctorPadawan on February 3, 2008, 09:15 AM
Just from eyeballing the way the knees are designed on Durge, it looks like the "kneecap" could be segmented to cover the actual joint, just as Jesse said.  If his knees aren't jointed, I guess that throws Hasbro's earlier reason/excuse for increasing the price (so they could offer more articulation) right out the window.   :-\
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Nicklab on February 4, 2008, 08:01 AM
What is up with Hasbro and not giving some figures knee articulation?

I think it's been pretty common in the comic 2-packs.  Especially considering the price point.  In the case of Durge, I don't think this sculpt lends itself well to knee articulation.  There might be some on Durge, but it isn't totally clear.  But the Anakin has knee articulation, which is definitely a positive.  And it looks like a new sculpt.  At least the head does.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JediJman on February 4, 2008, 09:45 PM

What is up with Hasbro and not giving some figures knee articulation?

Probably the same thing that is up with them only charging $10 for two figs.  I'm surprised these are new figures at all for that price - they can easily put all of them in the basic line and charge $7 a piece.  For $3 more, you get a second fig AND a comic - just be happy they're making some rarer comic figs that probably would never have seen the light of day if not for this line.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Depressis on February 5, 2008, 03:20 PM
Quinlan Vos & Master Tholme -
sadly I'll getting this even if they don't take another stab at quin's head...but otherwise i was actually expecting Jedi quin from the very start. the one question I'm left with is" could hasbro be cheap enough to make the issue where they fought during the siege of Saleucami", i mean think about it all they'd haft to do is make uber stinky bummed out tholme and repack quinlan. in that sorry excuse for a comic pack situation, I'd find myself getting stinky tholme on eBay.

Wolf Sazen & Darth Nihl -
i really hope hasbro can do these justice, after having finally forked over the dough on eBay for revan and malak and found them at the very best adequate figures. i fear we maybe be getting potf2 caliber Legacy figures and that's if were lucky. i mean malak looked like a 99 cent store knock off in the face and revan's legs have to have been the lowest blow I've ever received from hasbro, especially since he was "the fan's choice". either way i'm fairly certain I'll justify getting this on first site due to having held the potf2 expanded universe figures in my hands only once while at a local target back in 1998 and sadly passed on them due to parental interference. and I'm a massive legacy fan.



Alto Stratus & Nimbus Guard -
I'm really happy they made this set, I've wanted this droid since i first read the clone wars trade paperback 3, and I've had to pass on it each time i see it because i don't need another anakin. seven are all i need, the only anakin figure I'll consider at this point would be clone wars season three outfit.(vader-like outfit,not leech tattoo anakin.)
i do find myself wondering if alto is going to be in a repulsor boots pose or just standing there? and will there hasbro's attempt at mud smeared on him? i mean we know what they paint sand like.


Jodo Kast & Boba Fett -
at last  a super poseable poser. how could hasbro wait till there third wave of comic packs for this one? sell someone the same figure painted a lil different for ten bucks, at least they include a comic book for the poor kid to explain away the likeness. lol but seriously i kinda wish they'd follow the jodo kast i know and kinda like from masters of teras kasi, its a better looking outfit in the long run. but I'm fairly I'll be adding Mr kast to my collection via ebay. three fett's are enough.


Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: MetalJedi on February 5, 2008, 03:41 PM

What is up with Hasbro and not giving some figures knee articulation?

Probably the same thing that is up with them only charging $10 for two figs.  I'm surprised these are new figures at all for that price - they can easily put all of them in the basic line and charge $7 a piece.  For $3 more, you get a second fig AND a comic - just be happy they're making some rarer comic figs that probably would never have seen the light of day if not for this line.

They've raised the prices on the comic packs so they are almost to the point where they are 7 dollars a piece. Hasbro also mentioned that the price increase would be so they can add articulation to these figures. That was my main complaint. I am glad they are making these figures but it doesn't make sense for them to give a figure ankle articulation and no knee articulation.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JediJman on February 5, 2008, 05:00 PM
I'm sorry, but where are you buying your comic packs for $14 or more?  Wal-Mart is $9.96 and Target is $9.99.  Even if they were $11.99, you're getting figs for $6 each and a free comic.  ;)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: MetalJedi on February 5, 2008, 05:03 PM
Walmart out here is 11.00 and Target is 12.09. And I said almost to the point they are 7 bucks a piece.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jeff on February 5, 2008, 05:05 PM
Justin, he's talking about the Comic Packs Price Hike that Hasbro has passed along.  Comic packs are already $12+ on the West Coast.  Head back in the thread a bit and you'll catch that talk...


I see a lot of people blaming Target, but it was Hasbro that raised the prices...  they said so themselves in the Q&A in December.

"We will be raising our pricing (and suggested price to $11.99 SRP) in 2008 in an effort to be able to provide some more articulation."

Target is just the first one to pull the trigger on the new price (probably since they have reset for 2008).  Expect to see the price go up everywhere else soon too...  :-\
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JangoTat on February 5, 2008, 08:19 PM
I'm sorry, but where are you buying your comic packs for $14 or more?  Wal-Mart is $9.96 and Target is $9.99.  Even if they were $11.99, you're getting figs for $6 each and a free comic.  ;)

its for $17 after tax up the border ::)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on February 5, 2008, 10:48 PM
Quote
Probably the same thing that is up with them only charging $10 for two figs.  I'm surprised these are new figures at all for that price - they can easily put all of them in the basic line and charge $7 a piece.  For $3 more, you get a second fig AND a comic - just be happy they're making some rarer comic figs that probably would never have seen the light of day if not for this line.

They could...  But would they sell individually packaged without the "comic promotion" that kind of gives you a clue who they are?  I'm not so sure on that one, and I dont' think Hasbro is positive either.  They've said in Q&A's that the comic line was a surprise hit at retail for them, probably surpassing their idea of what's popular I'd guess, and so we're getting more and that's great...  The price increase, also noted in the Q&A, was for more articulation, so that's good...  In my area Target's I think charging $12 and WM are $10.59 or something?  It's not that bad an increase (for me anyway) if the payoff is better figures overall in terms of quality.

I will say though, anything you package together comes up cheaper...  Other companies are doing it, Indiana Jones is seemingly going to try this as well...  It's a little cost-effective for the company to an extent, and I'd expect to see that passed along somewhat.

But to the point of ankles but no knees, I can't see a single positive argument as to why ANY figure should have ankle articulation but no knee articulation.  The ankles can be done without while the knees are a more important point for poseability...  It's a tough thing to argue really, as figures with neutral leg/feet sculpting but knee articulation make for pretty poseable figures (DS Gunner, Clone Pilot, etc.), while a figure with just ankle articulation is really rather pointless...  And there's lots of those in the comic pack, for some reason.

Durge, I'll find disappointing then...  I still love the original Deluxe Durge, and it's still a favorite figure of mine.  This is neat looking, but without knees it'll fall quite short in coolness for me I'm afraid.  Ani looks interesting, but given the Ani's I've bought lately, I'm not sure I quite care about this one much.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 6, 2008, 09:03 AM
You know, I think this is what really bothers me about the basic figure offerings so far this year. All the EU needs are being handled here by the comic pack line, and we're getting plenty. I know basic waves 2 and 3 are themed, but along side these offerings, it's just too much EU.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: MetalJedi on February 6, 2008, 03:14 PM
it's just too much EU.

Never too much.  :) Plus OT and PT have had numerous years where they dominated the pegs.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Broem on February 10, 2008, 04:25 PM
Well I am not really surprised they are offering more EU.  I am just way out of the loop as far as who the EU characters are.  Some of those I have never heard of before. 
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on February 16, 2008, 06:55 PM
 :o

(http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//1562/cpthrawn.jpg) (http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//1562/cpshadows.jpg) (http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//1562/cprotj.jpg)
(http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//1562/cplegacy.jpg)

Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: evenflow on February 16, 2008, 06:57 PM
Those look awesome  :o I cannot wait for that Xizor. I hope Dash Rendar is not far behind.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jeff on February 16, 2008, 07:01 PM
Xizor is like 1000 times better than the last version...  ;)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Ben on February 16, 2008, 07:03 PM
Whee! Legacy comic figures!  :)

I'm surprised they're giving Xizor another go-round. That dude hung around locally until the TPM toys came out.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: jedi_master_sal on February 16, 2008, 07:15 PM
Talon Kardde/Thrawn-SWEET. Kardde loks great and has excellent customizing potential. Thrawn looks like a seriously good upgrade. And look KNEE JOINTS!!!! Now why the hell couldn't they have done that for the Death Star conference room set??
Xizor/Leia-Okay, I'll bite. It's looks good.
Endor Leia/White Vader-meh, good niche product though, I'll get it.
Cade Skywalker/Darth Talon-Friggin SWEET!!! I've been highly anticipating figures from the Legacy comics.

Thumbs up from me!
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: evenflow on February 16, 2008, 07:42 PM
More comic packs (http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showphoto.php?photo=26149)

They look pretty good as well.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth Broem on February 16, 2008, 07:53 PM
Wow!  I can not get over how good Xixor looks.  I like Karde and Thraw.  Vader white looks pretty funky.  I am not into that Legacy comic but those figures from it look  extremely good.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JangoTat on February 16, 2008, 07:56 PM
who are those two green mando's  :-X i think the one with leia is boba but at the same time i dont remember him having a holster...and then the one with dengar of course looks nothing like boba at all (head sculpt)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: evenflow on February 16, 2008, 08:01 PM
The one with Leia is Tobbi Dala. I am gussing the one with Dengar is supposed to be Jodo Kast.

Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 16, 2008, 08:57 PM
That Darth Talon figure looks amazing. I can't wait to add that to my collection. I have Sith Lords on my desk at work so I will definitely be buying an extra of that set so I can add her to my desk.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jeff on February 16, 2008, 11:04 PM
I am gussing the one with Dengar is supposed to be Jodo Kast.

The one with Dengar is Fenn Shysa, another Mando from the Marvel books.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 17, 2008, 10:03 AM
Xizor is like 1000 times better than the last version...  ;)

Yeah, I'm kind of excited for this.

Other than this and the new Admiral, there's not a whole lot here that I'm actually familiar with.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on February 17, 2008, 10:25 AM
Anyone else ecstatic to see a new Hoth Leia or just me?

No real mention of it, but I'm guessing she means we're getting a new basic movie version before too long...  She was sorely in need of a resculpt, and may also mean Torryn Far headsculpt is indeed on the way as I think was rumored (?).

I'm debating on the Marvel sets with the Mando's...  Unless their paint aps improve a little, they're a tad bland for my liking and I may pass.  The Dark Horse stuff is amazing looking, especially Karrde/Thrawn.  The Legacy set is meh...  I really can't say I dig Leia/Vader either, as that's really not my cup of tea and I'd only want it for the gun.  ::)

The other stuff, fantastic.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 17, 2008, 11:14 AM
JJ,

That Hoth Leia appears to be the old POTF2 sculpt with a belt holster & new head. Look at the pose and lack of articulation. I hope I am wrong, but there is no mistaking that arm stance. I will buy both sets for the Mandos even if they look a bit generic. I am a surprised they are using the Evo Jango & Boba bodies so soon. I will melt down the purple people eater Denger with a heat gun for fun, so much for a bendy knee upgrade. I wish they would stop with the Marvel comic packs, the novelty has worn off. Shame that the Jabba Marvel set was not shown, maybe it's not coming or they are saving for SDCC.
The rest of the sets are very exciting, that Xizor is really nice. I hope to see a new Dash Rendar & Snoova down the road.....
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: MetalJedi on February 18, 2008, 04:57 PM
I'm really excited for the Imperial Knights and Darth Talon/Cade Skywalker comic packs. The Infinities Vader/Leia and Xizor/Leia ones were thrown out of left field and they look great! I'm glad none of these are exclusives.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: CorranHorn on February 18, 2008, 05:02 PM
JJ,

That Hoth Leia appears to be the old POTF2 sculpt with a belt holster & new head. Look at the pose and lack of articulation. I hope I am wrong, but there is no mistaking that arm stance.

It's definitely the POTF2 Hoth Leia torso and arms. The head looks almost to be the same too, the pics I've seen have not been definitive on that, could be the VTAC Endor Leia. The legs too are questionable, some pics I've seen show it to be POTF2 others show it to have knee joints. This would have been the perfect time for an all new sculpt that they could have refreshed into the basic carded wave. I'm disappointed myself, oh well...
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jayson on February 18, 2008, 05:05 PM
Here (http://www.yakface.com/Features/toyfair2008/hasbro/images/37.html) it shows a new head (with comm headset) and possibly new lower arms as she's wearing gloves.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JediJman on February 19, 2008, 08:19 AM
Here (http://www.yakface.com/Features/toyfair2008/hasbro/images/37.html) it shows a new head (with comm headset) and possibly new lower arms as she's wearing gloves.

That Leia looks great.  I am looking forward to the Legacy figs more than any, but I super impressed with the comic packs due out this year.  :o
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: CorranHorn on February 19, 2008, 05:14 PM
Here (http://www.yakface.com/Features/toyfair2008/hasbro/images/37.html) it shows a new head (with comm headset) and possibly new lower arms as she's wearing gloves.

Yeah the Leia with the White Vader from ROTJ Infinities has a new head and possibly new arms, definitely new hands. We were talking about the Leia that comes the Marvel Comic pack as shown below...

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Toy_Fair_2008/Hasbro_Star_Wars/DSCF8060.JPG)

Taking a look at it, I was wrong about the legs, there's nothing new about them. It appears Leia got a new head (or at least the paint job makes it look unique) and a holster, the rest is pure POTF2 Hoth Leia poop. :( Then again perhaps its just a mockup and Hasbro will surprise us. It would be in their best interest to make a new figure, because then they could just re-release it on a basic card as a Hoth Leia.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on February 19, 2008, 05:17 PM
I was fooled on that too Jason, as some of the wash looks like a knee joint, but those arms are pure POTF2 for sure, and so's the rest.  Disappointing, but I wholely expect a new one at some point.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 19, 2008, 05:57 PM
Ya never know, the figure may change, it was not even at the show. I cannot see them using that Leia sculpt, she is so tall and does not match the line. The figure is taller than the EVO Jango. Maybe it's a long shot but they may actually surprise us with a revised tool and that was for mock up only. The size difference in the package is off if that is the POTF2 sculpt. I compared the sculpts.

Let's hope..........
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jeff on February 20, 2008, 11:22 PM
Ya never know, the figure may change, it was not even at the show. I cannot see them using that Leia sculpt, she is so tall and does not match the line. The figure is taller than the EVO Jango. Maybe it's a long shot but they may actually surprise us with a revised tool and that was for mock up only.

Just to confirm, Leia was not at the show because she was not considered "final".  The mock-up was shown for the attending toy buyer's benefit...

No idea how much (if any) she might change, but she was not "final" as of the show.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: JediJman on February 20, 2008, 11:49 PM
That's too bad - I think the version pictured is pretty sweet.  :-\
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Ryan on February 21, 2008, 12:27 AM
That's too bad - I think the version pictured is pretty sweet.  :-\

The sniper Leia, was at the show. That is the one I assume that you are excited for. Everyone seems to be mixing the two up. I believe the mock-up Jeff is refering to is the Hoth Leia Repaint:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Toy_Fair_2008/Hasbro_Star_Wars/DSCF8060.JPG)

NOT the Sniper Leia from a seperate Comic Pack:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Toy_Fair_2008/Hasbro_Star_Wars/Official_Hasbro_Images/Comic_Packs/Comic2pkLeiaSniper.jpg)

Which hopefully means that there is indeed a chance that it ('it' being the Leia in the first comic pack pictured in this post) will be a complete resculpt rather than a POTF2 repaint.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 26, 2008, 09:49 AM
I cracked open the Luke/Imp female officer pack yesterday. For those who have been wanting to know, The Luke hat seems to fit well on other un-hatted imperial officers. Not so much for the other hat which is too small.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 26, 2008, 10:38 AM
We should send that hat off for casting.
Title: Re: comic packs
Post by: jedi_master_sal on February 26, 2008, 11:45 AM
I finally recieved my Comic Tarkin from an eBay win (before the strike). I've always though it looks like a Marvel Hydra officer, so that's why I wanted him. Just didn't want to get the comic pack because of the strangely painted Stormtrooper. I'm glad I waited as I was able to get the Tarkin for about $5 shipped.

If I could get more of this fig I would and use them as an EU world's security force/law enforcement. Just simple head swaps for new figs.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: ctonra on February 27, 2008, 08:14 AM
I was just looking at all the press photo,
has anyone noticed the white vader from the comic pack has a three piece helmet?  i wonder of this will be the same figure as the carded wave one release
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 27, 2008, 08:56 AM
We should send that hat off for casting.

I would agree.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Diddly on February 29, 2008, 09:43 PM
I saw the wave with Luke/FemOfficer, Commando/SBD, and Mouse/Basso today. I got Mouse/Basso, I might pick up the Imp. Officer set in the future. Not too hot for the Ozzel body they used for Luke.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 9, 2008, 01:45 PM
Has anyone ever seen the Mouse/Basso set where Basso DOESN'T have the should pauldron?

I saw that Rebelscum posted an update to their photo gallery on this set saying it's a variation, but once again (like with the Clean Black Pauldron Saga Legends Sandtrooper that has yet to surface) - we're dealing with a sample obtained from Hasbro for the original photoshoot and then the production piece has the pauldron.

Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: MetalJedi on March 9, 2008, 02:19 PM
When I received my set from an online site before they hit retail my Basso/Mouse set had the pauldron. I highly doubt this was released at retail without it.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 10, 2008, 09:14 AM
I would agree with you Pete, I don't think the non-pauldron one exists in the wild.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: evenflow on March 10, 2008, 09:55 AM
I've looked as well but no luck finding one either.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on March 10, 2008, 03:06 PM
Has anyone ever seen the Mouse/Basso set where Basso DOESN'T have the should pauldron?

I saw that Rebelscum posted an update to their photo gallery on this set saying it's a variation, but once again (like with the Clean Black Pauldron Saga Legends Sandtrooper that has yet to surface) - we're dealing with a sample obtained from Hasbro for the original photoshoot and then the production piece has the pauldron.



I'm with the rest of the gang in saying that I think Scum either got something early before it was meant to be released and it wasn't complete, or they got something that was simply an error, not a "variation" though.  I've seen Mouse/Basso sets all over since they first started showing up and they all had the pauldron included, so I think they always were intended to have that.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Rune Haako on March 12, 2008, 07:00 PM
Exar Kun to appear in a Comic 2-Pack says Hasbro! (http://www.actionfigs.com/index.php?categoryid=12&p2_articleid=1916)

Lt. Janek Sunber aka Tank confirmed by Hasbro to be in a Comic 2-Pack. (http://imperialshipyards.net/hangarbay/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=119&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=75)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: MetalJedi on March 13, 2008, 04:22 AM
Wow that awesome that they are releasing Exar Kun.
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Post by: Jesse James on March 13, 2008, 04:31 AM
I'm curious who "Tank" could come with in a 2-pack?  Cool figure, especially if they go the extra mile and make him a little better articulated, but what do you pack in with him, ya know?  Luke makes the most sense, but you already got him...  I dunno.  Maybe he'll come with an Amanin Warrior from an earlier storyline?  I'd dig that sorta.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Rune Haako on March 13, 2008, 06:24 AM
Yeah, Tank is rumored to be coming with an Amanin.

Exar Kun should come with Vodo-Siosk Baas.

(http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/b/b3/Vodo_baas.jpg)
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 13, 2008, 09:12 AM
Maybe they'll appear in the same comic pack. ;)


Just kidding.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: David on April 26, 2008, 09:30 PM
Lumiya is coming! (http://www.sandtroopers.com/smf/index.php?topic=5183.msg182817#msg182817)
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Post by: Darth Broem on April 29, 2008, 12:26 PM
Cool, I actually know some of the character's name at least. 
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Post by: clonebuyer111 on May 14, 2008, 03:14 PM
that would be cool to get a figure of Vodo-Siosk Baas
do you think he will come with a staff or a lightsaber?
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Post by: Darth_Ice on May 17, 2008, 12:47 AM
hey i ran across some Comic packs with the comic book covering the two figures? I also noticed the GI Joes were the same????
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Post by: Darth_Anton on May 17, 2008, 10:09 AM
A buddy of mine brought to my attention that the Carnor Jax re-release modified the helmets to have clear visors. Any verification of this?
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Post by: JangoTat on May 17, 2008, 12:06 PM
A buddy of mine brought to my attention that the Carnor Jax re-release modified the helmets to have clear visors. Any verification of this?

Yup. That is the set that I have. The clear visors suck though as they do not line up with the eyes.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Connyr-Cimter on May 25, 2008, 07:34 PM
I am really excited about some of these EU comic pack figures, others not so much.

The only thing that I am a little bummed about is the Anwser they gave about the Marvel Star Wars comics, I just hope Lumiya is sweet when she comes out.

As for the Tobbi and Fenn they could have been less garish, but I will get them.

The ones I am looking forward to getting the most are Prince Xizor and Leia, Karrde and Thrawn (I think most people are looking forward to these two comic packs).
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: jedipurge on May 29, 2008, 11:41 AM
Are all the comic packs that H displayed at the last convention coming out at once as well on7/26?  Seems that even though we've been in this lull for a while now that most of the pegs in my haunts are still pretty full of the stuff that most of us have had for a while now, especially even Saga 2-Damn you Moff JJ why'd you suck sooo bad  >:(, theres still Hobbie & Bultar packs warming the pegs.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jeff on May 29, 2008, 12:55 PM
Are all the comic packs that H displayed at the last convention coming out at once as well on7/26? 

Probably not...  only the Asajj/Skorr and Anakin/Durge sets were supposed to show up in June/July. 

The rest that were shown (Cade/Talon, Antares/Ganner, Dengar/Fenn, Leia/Tobbi) were all planned for mid-to-late August, so while there is a chance they show up early, they may not be out on July 26th.
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Post by: Pete_Fett on June 2, 2008, 08:55 PM
So are the Durge/Anakin and Ventress/Skorr sets supposed to be hitting stores soon?
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on June 2, 2008, 08:59 PM
I thought they were...

I'm kinda bummed I can't find more Luke/Lt. Shann 2-packs.  I'd like 2 more of them for the army building aspect.  It's all older packs that have shipped here lately.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 2, 2008, 09:21 PM
I did too - but locally by me the only store that really seems to be getting in anything new is TRU. So my concern is that the Anakin/Durge and Ventress/Skorr wave will come and go and end up being ultra rare in the TAC-style packaging and then on the 26th it will be available in the White/Blue Star Wars Legends style packaging.

So, when I think about it that way, as much as I'm looking forward to the new Ventress figure, I'd rather it not come out until they're ready to release it in the new packaging style.

Maybe this will make for a good Q&A question? I'm also curious if that second WalMart wave of three 2-packs will be coming in TAC or SWL style packaging.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 3, 2008, 09:08 AM
I keep forgetting about those. I hope they hold off until Legacy as I'm enjoying not going out on the hunt.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: jedipurge on June 3, 2008, 11:36 AM
I thought they were...

I'm kinda bummed I can't find more Luke/Lt. Shann 2-packs.  I'd like 2 more of them for the army building aspect.  It's all older packs that have shipped here lately.

Sarcasm Jesse?  Because my walmart here is Plagued with them.  And not once did I see the Commando/SBD pack there.  I think we've got a scalper there at that one actually, cause once I'd walked in and kid you not 8 of the Boba/Purple droid exclu and none of the other exclu.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on June 3, 2008, 04:12 PM
Yeah those are pegwarming around here too... at least last time I checked.  I haven't been paying attention to these lately since there's nothing in them I need.

So... is the Ventress set coming out then in TAC packaging?  I'd like that just so I don't have to wait until late July to get it.  It's going to be opened anyway.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Jesse James on June 3, 2008, 04:56 PM
No, not sarcasm...  The Luke/Shan pack is really not common here... 

We've got a lot of the two Order 66 Jedi around as they seemed to reship, we've got some Vos/Villie I noticed too...  Luke and Marra as well.  But the Luke/Shan 2-pack is non-existant here at the moment.  I haven't been on a big toy run though in about a month or more too, so I may only be seeing what's at my 2 nearer WM and 1 Target.  Not much of a spread there...
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Diddly on June 6, 2008, 11:23 PM
Have they announced a release date for the Thrawn and Leia/Xizor packs? Those are the only two I'm interested in.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: EpicGon on November 7, 2008, 12:04 PM
The Luke and Deena packs is one of the best comic packs
only a detail. Deena is wearing a lieutenant uniform, but in the comic she is depicted with a technician uniform.
Title: Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
Post by: Scockery on September 29, 2013, 12:52 AM
Rare variant on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-Comic-Packs-16-2007-Clone-Commando-and-Super-Battle-Droid-RARE-/251348646987 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-Comic-Packs-16-2007-Clone-Commando-and-Super-Battle-Droid-RARE-/251348646987)

What a twit.