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Title: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: David on March 4, 2007, 12:21 PM
So Wave 5 is AOTC. What is rumored? (i'm too lazy to check any lists) and what do you want to see?

I'd really like:

Zam Wessell (SA)
Po Nudo
Tikkes
Padme w/ripped shirt (SA)
Jango Fett (SA)
Coleman Trebor w/battle damage
Represantative Binks (SA, softgoods)
Clone Trooper (Kamino Cafeteria)

Thoughts?...
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Jayson on March 4, 2007, 12:32 PM
Wave 5 is supposedly an "EU" wave composing of Clone War (Animated), KOTOR figures and the McQuarrie Luke.

As for your list, I think the only one with a snowball's chance on Mustafar is the SA Jango.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: CHEWIE on March 4, 2007, 01:38 PM
I'd like to see those too Robo-Quack but I don't think they're coming out anytime soon.   :-\

Hasbro did mention though in a Q&A that they do want to revisit Coleman Trebor.

 :P
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Jayson on March 4, 2007, 01:48 PM
Hasbro did mention though in a Q&A that they do want to revisit Coleman Trebor.

"revisit" translates to "repack"
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Artoo on March 4, 2007, 02:00 PM
I'd rather see a ROTS Jar Jar before a re-sculpt of AOTC Jar Jar.
SA Jango Fett is rumored for this year.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 4, 2007, 03:28 PM
Hasbro did mention though in a Q&A that they do want to revisit Coleman Trebor.

"revisit" translates to "repack"

I don't mind as much when they repack a good figure.  Coleman is probably in my top 25-50 all time.  Nice likeness and sculpt, probably take 1 or 2 more.  I'll throw a cloak on one of them.

What annoys me is when the repack figures that weren't even that great for the late 90's like those Cantina figures in The Walmart 5.  But that's why I'm not a completist, way too much money for me to spend on figures that I don't even like.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: DoctorPadawan on March 4, 2007, 04:26 PM
I don't mind as much when they repack a good figure. 

What annoys me is when the repack figures that weren't even that great for the late 90's like those Cantina figures in The Walmart 5.  But that's why I'm not a completist, way too much money for me to spend on figures that I don't even like.

Exactly, DR.  Whoever picked the figures for the "Wal-Mart 5" made some really dubious choices.  An Aurra Sing that is one of, if not the worst sculpt done during the POTJ era; a Labria that doesn't even come close to the 2002 Saga standards; a Nabrun Lieds that is only saved by a decent paintjob and a Kabe that is little more than a tiny salt shake, but that nobody was really clamoring for in the first place.  The Mace Astromech is okay, and the Keedkak I can stomach, since he's not horrible, but how someone picked Labria, Sing, Lieds, and Kabe over figures that could have been repacked that would have been interesting to more than three people just because the molds were handy?  Sheesh.

Anyway, this thread isn't about the WM5 so I'll shut up about that.  But on the more global topic of "good" repacks, I'm with DR.  It all comes down to character choice and if a figure is decent to begin with (as in the case of the ROTS Pilot Obi-Wan), I have absolutely no problem with them repacking the hell out of it for years to come.  But, if after what looks to be a first 30 figures which are, by and large, totally new sculpts or slightly modified already excellent sculpts, they go and repack any previous Jango Fett (especially when we're getting, what, three SA Boba Fetts?) in lieu of a totally new SA sculpt, then it's going to be a major disappointment. 

Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Jeff on March 4, 2007, 06:04 PM
So Wave 5 is AOTC. What is rumored?

Almost every rumor list we've seen has these listed for the AotC wave -

Wave ? - Attack of the Clones

Clone Trooper
Padme Amidala (Theed Dinner)
Jango Fett with Poncho
Voolvif Monn
Destroyer Droid with Shield
Concept Rebel Soldier

Also, according to the rumor lists, this should be wave 8 or 9 and not wave 5 unless Hasbro moves things around.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Diddly on March 4, 2007, 11:36 PM
All I want from an AOTC wave is a good SA Jango, a good SA Obi Wan, and a good SA Arena Padme. Combine those with a repacked Evolutions Anakin, repacked SA Clone Trooper, and some random Arena Jedi or Battle Droids and I'd say we have another winning wave.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Jesse James on March 5, 2007, 01:13 AM
I'd add Zam to that...  She really got a screwjob on her 2 figures.  neither one was any good...  Make 2 unique heads and you're set.  SA Jango and Zam are right up there on my AOTC resculpt wishlist though...  Obi-Wan as well.

I just don't dig Padme much to care about getting her in every outfit...  Guess I'm in the minority there.  Her "action" outfits like her white body suit thing are my favorite duds.  I like the Senator-sequence outfits too since there's almost a subline of Senator figures snuck out every year in the line.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: CHEWIE on March 5, 2007, 04:56 PM
There's a lot of AOTC figures I'd like to see still.  A good Arena Padme is probably toppers on my list, but also I want them to make the following -

- Orray w/ Geonosian Rider
- SA C3PO
- SA Jango
- generic Kaminoian
- clones in training fatigues
- SA Zam Wesell
- Fireside Padme
- Dorme
- Corde
- Onaconda Farr
- Owen Lars
- Beru Lars
- Cliegg Lars
- Dooku's pilot droid
- Rune Haako
- Po Nudo
- Hermione Bagwa
- Jocasta Nu
- Nyrat Agira
- Toonbuck Toora
- Tikkes

Not to mention playsets or vehicles...

 :P
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Scott on March 5, 2007, 05:21 PM
If you look at the tournament of Champion Wishlists last year, AOTC dominates the top 10...the Lars Family, Fireplace Padme and SA Jango are all there.  However, like Empire Strikes Back, there is actually very little left to do new character wise that tons of people are interested in...yeah the Padmes (handmaidens) and the Lars family...but most of the Jedi were fixed in their ROTS figures, we have all of the SA Clones.  What's left after that is the Outlander Club, Senators, really obscure Separatists (which are horrible at retail) and background Jedi (Bultar Swan, Jocasta Nu etc)...

I remember back in the day how much LFL was pushing the club to be the new Cantina and it really is anything but that.  With the bastardization of OT aliens that occured in TPM and the place being chock full of exotic looking humanoids there is not a lot of substance figure wise.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: David on March 8, 2007, 09:33 PM
and background Jedi (Bultar Swan, Jocasta Nu etc)...

I remember back in the day how much LFL was pushing the club to be the new Cantina and it really is anything but that.  With the bastardization of OT aliens that occured in TPM and the place being chock full of exotic looking humanoids there is not a lot of substance figure wise.

I have to strongly disagree.  :(

Jocasta actually had quite the speaking role, I think were overdue for getting her. Bultar didn't speak, but we need her for our arenas, we really need her.

As for the nightclub, I think there's some really cool stuff there.
Lunae Minx (purple Twilek)
Besalisk Bartenders
Nyrat Agira
Tas Kee (female Weequay)
Hat Lo (ugly crime lord)
Ithorians (one of my all time favorite specie, i saw a couple in there)
Ongree Mayor-guy ( check starwars.com hes part of that whats the story database entry campaign)
Those cool football droids that were on the TV

Throw in an SA Zam, Evo Ani, and the comic pack Obi from later this year and you've got yourself at least two very cool Outlander waves.  8)
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Scott on March 8, 2007, 11:26 PM
Oh don't get me wrongo, I'll buy anything new...but I know not everyone will.  Neimoidians have proven to be HORRIBLE pegwarmers.  Jocasta has been rumored since around 2003 and isn't even close to sniffing the pegs.  Same goes for the Lars family.  And Senator type figures are usually not ones that will appeal to anyone besides hard core collectors.  Add the sometimes irrational dislike of Menace and Clones by OT purists and you have a very difficult time selling lots of product from either movie. 

Do you honestly think there are collectors out there who are hot and heavy to complete their Outlander club scenes?  I could probably speak for most people and say that if another one of those figures is never done...people won't care. 

We'll be doing AOTC wishlists in about 2 months.  I can guarantee the Lars Family, Padme and some senators will dominate the list...Zam might make it...so might a SA Obi-Wan, but outside of that I really don't see a lot of people roaring that we need more AOTC figures.  #1 because a lot of stuff has already been made and #2 because there isn't a whole lot left to do
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: my kind of scum on March 9, 2007, 12:08 AM
I'd tend to disagree.  I know I am in the minority, but I would buy quite a few of the outlander club patrons and there are several in there that are very high on my wishlist.  Add the mos espa streets (the rickshaw droid is in my top ten most wanted figures, though it would have to be a deluxe) and the freigter (cook droid would be cool) as well as background jedi and senators and you have quite a few figures left for this one.  Honestly, I think AOTC and TPM have probably the most possibilities for figures that haven't been done yet.  However, I can see your point about people not liking those two films.  I do think that there is more of a market than people see.  I, for instance, never did find the anthony daniels and ahmed best figures or elan sleazebaggano at retail as they were constantly sold off of the pegs here when they released.  I've heard that that wasn't the case elsewhere, but I had to resort to Ebay...
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Nicklab on March 9, 2007, 01:07 AM
I was hopeful that we might get enough Outlander Nightclub patrons to build a decent diorama that might rival the Cantina, but it just isn't there.  And so much of it has to do with the movie.  Sure, there are some interesting aliens out on the streets as Anakin is chasing Zam Wessel, but once you get in the Nightclub the focus is almost entirely on Anakin and Obi-Wan.  The few patrons we do see are characters that we've already gotten figures made from.  Think about who they really cross paths with:

-Elan Sleazebaggano - DONE
-Ayy Vida - DONE
-Lt. Faytonni - DONE
-Ack Med Beq - DONE
-Lucas's daughter as a Twi'lek
-Kalyn Farnmir (who's really just in the foreground as Obi-Wan is waiting at the bar)
-R3-T7 (who you'll miss out in the street if you blink) - DONE

There really isn't the focus on the aliens that there is in the Cantina.  In the Cantina scene of ANH there is a whole series of establishing shots that show dozens of aliens mingling over drinks.  They get their own screen time and because of that they're burned into our collective memory from one of the great scenes in film history.  The Outlander is much different in that the story of chasing Zam has to continue and the scene can't casually cut away to all of the exotic club-goers.  It had to follow Anakin and Obi-Wan as they try to lure Zam Wessel out of hiding.  As a result a lot of the "scenery" went unappreciated.  Sure, there are some interesting looking characters that you might catch in a glance, but you can probably get a better look at them in the Episode II Visual Dictionary than you ever will in the movie.  Because of that I think that Outlander Nightclub patrons are going to have a hard time making it into the line.  I think the Lars family has a much better shot.


I, for instance, never did find the anthony daniels and ahmed best figures or elan sleazebaggano at retail as they were constantly sold off of the pegs here when they released.  I've heard that that wasn't the case elsewhere, but I had to resort to Ebay...

Hmmm.  I think this is attributable to a couple of things that you might not be thinking of.  First, those figures were released right around the end of the Saga Gold line.  And if history has shown us anything, it's that the last couple of waves of a figure line may be among the tougher ones to get.  I don't know if it's due to lower production numbers (Hasbro doesn't release those) or decreased orders at that point in the line, but this has been a pattern ever since the last waves of the EPISODE I line, and we seem to be going through the same deal again with the last couple of waves of The Saga Collection.

And then we have the holidays.  The wave you mentioned shipped around Christmas time, and at that time of year we're competing more and more with average folks for figures than at any other point in the year.  And parents sometimes will buy ANY figure just to have a gift to give.  So those are the more likely explanations for the scarcity of those figures in your locale.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: my kind of scum on March 9, 2007, 11:35 AM
I didn't even think of those figures releasing at the holiday.  I'm sure that had a good deal to do with it as well as coming at the tail end of the line.

I didn't even think of Kalyn Farnmir.  She would make a great figure.  Realistically, as far as single-carded figures go, I think you are pretty dead-on with your list.  I could argue others from the Outlander scene, but you've hit the nail on the head, I think.

Non-related sort of, there's a character that's barely seen outside the club as they run in - kind of a heavy-set guy with what appears to either be a long, slender third arm or a tail or something.  I always thought it was a pretty cool looking character, but you can't really get a good look...  Anyone know who or what this character is?
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: CHEWIE on March 9, 2007, 02:39 PM
Sure, there are some interesting aliens out on the streets as Anakin is chasing Zam Wessel, but once you get in the Nightclub the focus is almost entirely on Anakin and Obi-Wan. 

I think you hit the nail on the head with that comment.  There are more interesting aliens seen in the streets than in the actual Outlander Club... I'd like to see them add a few of those aliens into the mix.  They have very little screen time, but there is a shot of several aliens looking into the sky when they see Zam's speeder about to crash - they could probably create at least 2-3 fun aliens for a wave out of that scene.

 :P
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Scott on March 9, 2007, 03:38 PM
Sure, there are some interesting aliens out on the streets as Anakin is chasing Zam Wessel, but once you get in the Nightclub the focus is almost entirely on Anakin and Obi-Wan. 

I think you hit the nail on the head with that comment.  There are more interesting aliens seen in the streets than in the actual Outlander Club... I'd like to see them add a few of those aliens into the mix.  They have very little screen time, but there is a shot of several aliens looking into the sky when they see Zam's speeder about to crash - they could probably create at least 2-3 fun aliens for a wave out of that scene.

 :P

BUT...if you were the guy at Hasbro who had their employment on the line planning this major retail line, would rather:

A Pick a Cantina or Jabba's Palace Alien
B Pick a Prequel Street Alien or Senator

Just curious
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: CHEWIE on March 9, 2007, 04:15 PM
If my job were on the line, I'd go with clone repacks.   8)

Actually, in that scenario if I had to choose between OT or prequel aliens, I'd probably go with something from the OT for sure.  But, I'd still pay some attention to the prequel aliens, especially anything from ROTS.

I would think there's quite a few aliens from the Boonta Eve Podrace they could make too.  but I think AOTC still has a lot of untapped potential in terms of aliens... there's a few Separatists that could really be nice addtions to the line.

I'd also look into dabbling into EU a bit with the aliens as well, such as the Quarren Warriors.  Here's a link to a couple cool customs of some as an example -

http://www.owenscustoms.com/squidheadssecondversion.html

 :P

Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Darby on March 9, 2007, 05:17 PM
The Squid Head warriors would be pretty solid from the Clone Wars side of things, as would the Mon Calamari warriors, too.  It would be a good test of how deep interest in CW goes.

As for the Outlander scene, the choices are very limited to me.  There's nothing 'new' or singular.  There's interesting outfits and so on, but it's not a scene that was staged well.  The major players have been hit already and I think that pretty much covers it.  There are still lots of stuff I'd like to see from AOTC, the Lars obviously, but most especially the various Padme's, oh, and Dorme.   :)
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Nicklab on March 9, 2007, 10:43 PM
As far as Attack Of The Clones goes, I really think that the most fertile new character ground is with the Jedi and the Seperatists.  You're going to reach limits very quickly with Clone Troopers and Battle Droids.  Many of the aliens on Coruscant aren't that memorable.  There are definitely the Lars family, some droids, Senators and Seperatists that might make decent figures, but their appeal is going to be very collector focused.  I think Hasbro can definitely do well with some of the Arena Battle Jedi, some Geonosians (Sun Fac was a great figure) and the occassional Clone Trooper release.  But I do see AOTC as kind of dead as far as new figures go.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: David on March 9, 2007, 11:27 PM
Wow, those Quarrens are neat. You know the bantha TRU pack? Maybe it'd be neat for them to release like a nexu-tail type plastic purple worm mount from that episode (you guys do know what I mean, right?), complete with new Mon Calamari guy to ride it, 2 Quarren warriors, and swimtime Kit Fisto.  ;D

Anyway, off topic when we're talking about AOTC, but, sometimes i enter the whole Star Wars figure fantasyland and I have to get my ideas out...
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Jesse James on March 10, 2007, 12:14 AM
If I had to do an AOTC wave for this year, I'd pick the following...

-Jedi...  new head and possibly hands, but use an existing body if possible to save money.  Essentially though, just try to use something you've got to give them something partially new.

-Obi-Wan...  SA resculpt, which could use, at least in part, Pilot Obi-Wan from 2005.

-"Dull" Alien...  A separatist/Senator type figure, or a "Street" alien.

-Clone Pilot...  Evolutions repack with slightly different decoration and perhaps a ball turret accessory, if possible to fit it in the packaging.

-SA E2 style Clone Trooper...  straight repack.

The best way to get those dull characters is to save money on the other characters.  Otherwise "random street Quarren", or neon Twi'Lek #3 from the Outlander are really iffy choices for figures.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Rune Haako on March 10, 2007, 01:39 PM
I'd like,

Po Nudo
Tikkes
Rogwa Wodrata
Gilramos Libkath / Rune Haako / Lott Dod or whoever he is.
Shu Mai's aide
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: David on March 10, 2007, 01:43 PM
I'd like,

Po Nudo
Tikkes
Rogwa Wodrata
Gilramos Libkath / Rune Haako / Lott Dod or whoever he is.
Shu Mai's aide


whos Rogwa? pics?

and i think shu's aide has been done already.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Rune Haako on March 10, 2007, 01:46 PM
Here's Rogwa Wodrata

(http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/0/0c/Rogra.JPG)

Here's Shu Mai's aide, she's different from Cat Miin.

(http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/c/c8/Shumaiaide.JPG)
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: jedipurge on March 14, 2007, 03:21 PM
There's a whole wealth of figures to be made from AOTC.  Just finish off the Surviving Jedi from the Arena battle there about 4 or 5 more that haven't been made.  Besides also the obvious remakes of Zam, Jango, Obi-wan.  Also what about the 2 security officers aboard Padme's, her decoy that is, ship.  If we can get a Naboo soldier why not these guys beside they look cooler then him anyway.  What about Panaka in his uniform clothes as well and not the pilot version.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: David on March 15, 2007, 11:30 PM
There's a whole wealth of figures to be made from AOTC.  Just finish off the Surviving Jedi from the Arena battle there about 4 or 5 more that haven't been made.  Besides also the obvious remakes of Zam, Jango, Obi-wan.  Also what about the 2 security officers aboard Padme's, her decoy that is, ship.  If we can get a Naboo soldier why not these guys beside they look cooler then him anyway.  What about Panaka in his uniform clothes as well and not the pilot version.

I wouldn't mind Rogwa after seeing those pics.

And Panaka was in Episode 2?
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Nicklab on March 16, 2007, 12:15 AM
I think he's referring to Captain Typho.  We got him in his pilot uni, but not the formal uniform.  But then Typho was quite the pegwarmer in the more action-oriented costume.  Where is the benefit in getting him in a uni where he can be articulated even less when you combine that with his pegwarming history?
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Jesse James on March 16, 2007, 04:19 AM
The only additional benefit, and it's a slim one, is he's in ROTS as well in that uniform...  It's a figure I'd actually like in general, and I really think Lucas underutilized the Panaka/Typho characters.  Mostly Typho though...  Episode 1 he did a lot wrong with a variety of characters.

But anyway, I always though Typho going to Mustafar (insisting he did so or whatever), and Anakin outright choking the **** out of him when he ran to Padme's aid or something...  That would've kicked ass.  Or like him force tossing him off a wall and breaking his neck.  Something vicious, ya know?

Anyway, yeah it's a tough figure to pimp but I'd buy it.  If I'd buy a Neimoidian "Commander" I'd buy this.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: JangoTat on March 16, 2007, 10:33 AM
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But anyway, I always though Typho going to Mustafar (insisting he did so or whatever), and Anakin outright choking the **** out of him when he ran to Padme's aid or something...  That would've kicked ass.  Or like him force tossing him off a wall and breaking his neck.  Something vicious, ya know?

like force pushing him into lava? then lifting him out then dumping him back in?
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: P-Siddy on March 16, 2007, 10:47 AM
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But anyway, I always though Typho going to Mustafar (insisting he did so or whatever), and Anakin outright choking the **** out of him when he ran to Padme's aid or something...  That would've kicked ass.  Or like him force tossing him off a wall and breaking his neck.  Something vicious, ya know?

like force pushing him into lava? then lifting him out then dumping him back in?

and laughing all evil-like, "Mwuh-hahahaha!"
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: CHEWIE on March 16, 2007, 12:20 PM
I tought Typho should have gone to Mustafar too, and gotten killed by Vader rather quickly.  Would have been awesome to see him shoot at Vader and for him to deflect it and then choke him to death.  Even moreso if 3PO witnessed some of this.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 16, 2007, 12:41 PM
I tought Typho should have gone to Mustafar too, and gotten killed by Vader rather quickly.  Would have been awesome to see him shoot at Vader and for him to deflect it and then choke him to death

It wouldn't be right without a definitive decapitation.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Rune Haako on April 14, 2007, 01:23 PM
One figure from the AOTC wave has been confirmed!

From, http://www.thejawa.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=6397.0

1. Is the Destroyer Droid with shield being released later this year going to be a new sculpt?

HASBRO: It is a modified version of the destroyer that launched projectiles. We have deleted the launchers and swapped heads to a better head than the one it originally came with. Each will come with half of a full shield (due to package fit). If you buy 2, each half of the shield will attach to entirely enclose the droid.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: evenflow on April 14, 2007, 02:36 PM
I am not too crazy on the idea of having to buy 2 to get the whole shield.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Artoo on April 14, 2007, 02:42 PM
It's OK in my book. I was going to pick a couple of these up anyway.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Famine on April 14, 2007, 03:05 PM
I don't like the notion of having to buy a second one of these just to complete one. If they can make up a way to put that moisture vaporator into a card back, they can double up on the bubble.

Kevin
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Resurrection Bob on April 14, 2007, 03:10 PM
Yeah, I would assume that, being sorta half-sphere-like, they could nest one inside the other.  So I would think if one fits in the package, two could fit as well.  I guess it depends on the acutal shape of them, but it still seems strange to me.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: P-Siddy on April 14, 2007, 04:33 PM
Man, this is the year for half-pack-ins... half a drum for Umpass-Stay, but if you buy two (or as some think, the half-drum will appear with Ak-rev soon) .  ::) Is it for certain we're getting a full moisture vaporator?? *sarcasm on full!*
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Darby on April 14, 2007, 06:06 PM
It's about what I figured.  Having said that, it's a little lame you have to buy two.  But it's nice to know they're modifying the figure a little.  Those launchers suck.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: JangoTat on April 14, 2007, 07:01 PM
i was going to pick up 2 anyways so thats good news for me.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: DoctorPadawan on April 15, 2007, 12:07 PM
Although I'm glad that the launchers are (finally) going the way of the dodo, I still wish they would go back to the vastly superior Episode I Droideka body.  That one actually sat correctly on its legs and had a poseable spine, not to mention no stupid lever on the back to make the arms swing uncontrollably.  Just do a new "head" for the Episode I version, repaint it, and you've got an "Ultimate" (albeit non-transformable) Droideka.

 
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Artoo on April 15, 2007, 01:36 PM
I don't see why everyone wants a transformable droideka, it'd suck. The only way a ball droideka would work was if it was that way for ever, like the CW figure.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: David on April 15, 2007, 01:40 PM
Im cool with buying two. Im very glad were getting the shield, its long overdue! I hope it doesnt turn out being disappointing... :P
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Rune Haako on July 14, 2007, 07:40 AM
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Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: commandernarra on July 14, 2007, 08:05 AM
They all look fantastic and Padme, Jango, and Voolvif shine.
Jesse should be pleased with the clone in training gear... looks SA
The concept rebel isn't the choice I thought they'd go with but might make a good  custom armoured Alderaanian soldier. The colours just seem right for that
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Reid on July 14, 2007, 08:47 AM
Nice wave! The Lunchtime Clone looks great, though I don't see the need for the removable armor. EU McQuarrie Rebel looks interesting as well.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: evenflow on July 14, 2007, 09:17 AM
Jango and Voolvif seem to be the winners of the wave for me. I am not too crazy about the Padme, i hope the feather type top is removable.  ;D ;)
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 14, 2007, 09:19 AM
Mixed bag for me. I'm not digging the Clone's snap on armor, Padme looks great, so does Jango. Looks like there's nothing new with the Destroyer droid without the shield. The Wolf Jedi looks cool, but the Concept Rebel Trooper looks weird (but I have to admit I've never seen the art of this character before.)
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Scott on July 14, 2007, 10:00 AM
I'm with evenflow...I have no idea why the hell that feather top is there.  Its not even CLOSE to movie accurate and looks like absolute ****

(http://www.jedidefender.com/mcolman/fireside.jpg)
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: JangoTat on July 14, 2007, 10:06 AM
SON OF A *****

this wave isnt even going to be coming to Canada. stupid hasbro.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Darth Broem on July 14, 2007, 10:51 AM
I kind of wonder if that shall is removeable?  Probably not.  Eh, I still like that Padme.  I like the rest of the figures as well.  A nice way to round out the year IMO. 
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Jayson on July 14, 2007, 11:49 AM
I'm with evenflow...I have no idea why the hell that feather top is there.  Its not even CLOSE to movie accurate and looks like absolute ****

I'd say its pretty accurate. Padme was wearing the feathery portion at the dinner itself:
(http://www.yakface.com/jayson/padme_black_promo.jpg)
(http://www.yakface.com/jayson/padme_black_promo2.jpg)

Fireside she removed it so Ani could she her boobies.
(http://www.yakface.com/jayson/padme_black_promo1.jpg)
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Jesse James on July 14, 2007, 12:28 PM
Lots to enjoy there I think... 

-Padme...  I'm not a Padme fan, but I'm pretty confident in saying that the shoulder feathers are removable Scott.  By my eyes, I see a large seam around the top of that piece, and I'm just gonna go on a limb and say that's removable right now.  It's definitely oversized if it isn't removable, by quite a bit, so I think that's made to pop off.  Don't fret yet on it I think. ;)

-Destroyer...  Hey, I'm ok with anything that doesn't have an action feature and missle launcher on it.  That looks like a fine update to me.

-Clone...  I'm happy as a clam on that one.  Looks to be super articulated, and the removable armor is just a bonus at that point to make the clone more interesting I think.  Honestly I'll just toss it in the fodder bin and be content with a SA version of the final movie Clone they have yet to make (IIRC).

-Jango...  Not sure yet on my opinion on him.  He has armored shins but I can't see what's doin' under the poncho and things.  I'm probably going to like that one ultimately, as he too looks quite articulated, but he also looks like he won't be an "ultimate" Jango either since I can see he's not wearing his armor on his sleeves...  He'll be cool, but I'm still anxiously awaiting a SA Jango in his armor.

-Voolviff(sp?)...  The wolf Jedi was a pretty cool and minor guy in Clone Wars, so I'm all about picking up a figure of him.  I am however annoyed that it seems as though his knee joints are not there, and he has ankle articulation instead.  I hate figures with ankle joints and no knee articulation...  I'm hoping I'm wrong but the picture seems to be telling me that there's no knee joints.  That'll suck, but otherwise I love it.

-McRebel...  I'm guessing by the build that's to be a female character.  I'm sort of shocked (and disappionted slightly) that Hasbro didn't go with a Hoth design.  A) they're radically different from the Hoth Rebels in the film, and B) it's an ideal complement to the McSnowtrooper...  That's a little disappointing.  This figure is from conceptual sketches of the Rebel Fleet Troopers I think, and while I dig it as custom fodder, something different, and as a generally nice looking figure, I am still slightly let down that we didn't get a Hoth Rebel.  Still though, articulation's great, looks like lots of gear, and getting a female trooper is kind of a cool idea too...  That looks like a woman's build anyway to me, or a small dude's.  I'm not terribly let down with it, it's just not my favorite McFigure in general.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Scott on July 14, 2007, 01:21 PM
AFter calming down a wee bit and Jayson's pic, I'm doing better, its just one figure I was really looking forward to seeing...the face sculpt is almost right on and I think you're right Jesse, it is removeable.

As far as Jango...I'm putting money on a SA Jango appearing in the EE set
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: David on July 14, 2007, 01:34 PM

Fireside she removed it so Ani could she her boobies.
(http://www.yakface.com/jayson/padme_black_promo1.jpg)

In that case I hope its removable! Padme and Voolvif are by a million miles the best figures of the wave. As for the lunchtime clone Im really not too excited. My opinion of the droideka will all rest on how good the completed shield looks. Jango looks like a great figure, but I hope he has a set of alternate gauntlet and gloved wrists, and good articulation underneath the poncho. And the Concept Rebel, sadly, has to be the absolute worst concept figure of the year by a trillion miles, its a piece of ****. It may actually be the first Mcfigure I pass on, its really that horrible. Bummer, especially considering we could have had a McLando or better yet a McEmperor in its place.

Overall, looks like a pretty decent wave from the early pictures. I hope it stays that way as we get a closer look and more info, probably at SDCC.  8)
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Diddly on July 14, 2007, 01:36 PM
Hmm... I'm going to wait and reserve judgment until we get more detailed pics, but here are my initial thoughts.

- Padme: Probably my favorite of the set. Appears to be movie accurate, has a removable "boa", and the face sculpt actually looks like Natalie Portman.

- Destroyer Droid: It's hard to tell the difference between this one and the old one, although I know the action feature is gone. The head looks to be a new sculpt too. Can't wait to see better pics.

- Clone: UGH. That snap on armor is TERRIBLE. I hope that it simply snaps on and doesn't have to be plugged in like that Obi-Wan in the battle pack from a few years ago. Little holes in the arms and legs wouldn't be welcome. I'll simply be tossing the armor aside because the figure itself looks great so far.

- Jango: I'm disappointed. It appears as if we're getting a figure based off of his apartment confrontation with Kenobi (a figure I've wanted) but I would have gladly waited on that if it meant we would have gotten an ultimate Jango, which is what EVERYONE has been begging for. Again, I'll wait until we see better pics, both with and without the poncho.

- Wolfman: Purely awesome, I can't wait to add him in with the other Clone Wars Jedi. Like Jesse said, the only bummer is that he has ankle articulation and no knee articulation meaning that he'll be a bitch to stand. Oh well, tied with Padme for my favorite figure of the set.

- McRebel: Okay, this looks like pure **** to me, which is odd since I've loved every McQ fig we've gotten so far. I have never seen the RFT concept art so maybe that's why I don't like it, but it looks too skinny and too unarticulated. Again, I'll wait for the better pictures.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: MetalJedi on July 14, 2007, 02:13 PM
Voolvif Monn is my favorite out of this wave. The training clone is awful with that removable armor. The McRebel looks like he has a clam on his head.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Rob on July 14, 2007, 03:01 PM
Great looking toys.

I'm betting the feather top is removable. 
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 14, 2007, 03:04 PM
-Padme...  Looks fine, but I just have had enough of Padme.  Possible PASS, might buy 1.


-Destroyer...  Nice, looks like the E1 version from 1999.  If I didn't have 20 of those I might stock up on this.


-Clone...  Stunning.  20 please.


-Jango...  I'll be buying anywhere from 1 to 5 of this guy, depending on how much of that **** comes off him and what's underneath.


-Voolviff...  Can't wait to have Grievous standing over his corpse in a display with the Talz and Roron.


-McRebel...  Fine, pencil me in for 1.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: David on July 14, 2007, 03:17 PM
-Voolviff...  Can't wait to have Grievous standing over his corpse in a display with the Talz and Roron.

1. Grievous never killed him.

2.   :(  :'(
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Ben on July 14, 2007, 04:05 PM
Not my favorite wave of the year, but it's still pretty good. I like the McRebel and Padme, but I could probably leave the Clone and that version of Jango. I was hoping for an armored SA Jango. I suppose too that that will be in the EE pack.

The wolfman Jedi is great stuff. Probably my favorite figure of the wave.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 14, 2007, 05:19 PM
-Voolviff...  Can't wait to have Grievous standing over his corpse in a display with the Talz and Roron.

1. Grievous never killed him.

2.   :(  :'(

Yeah but in my house he will, Grievous got Modama and Rorron along with Roth Del Masona, and in the abscence of a Masona figure Monn will fill in nicely to round out the carnage.  They were all basically created to be cartoon fodder anyhow.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Jeff on July 14, 2007, 05:32 PM
It's nice to finally see this wave.

I like all of the figures, many we've been wanting for a while - Poncho Jango, Padme, Clone.  Hopefully Hasbro will come through and show off the figures at SDCC like they hinted so we can get a better look at them (Clone sans helmet, droideka with shield, Padme sans feathers, etc).

Oh, and it's nice to finally see that Concept Rebel just so folks will stop asking about it.  :P
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Smartypants1635 on July 14, 2007, 06:05 PM
The poncho Jango is a let down.  I'm fine with no armor and such. But the leg armor is snap on. Either sculpt it on, or leave it off. Most removable armor pieces don't ever work. The clone is like that too, but at least we get a training clone, just take the armor off, and leave it off.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Darth Broem on July 14, 2007, 06:38 PM
Eh, what the hell I'll throw in comments.

Jango - I am fine with it.  I was not really wanting a figure of him in this scene and prefer the SA full body armor.  However, like Scott said it will probably be in those EE sets forcing me to buy one (Ha-ha).  I like how it looks, but yeah snap on armor could be bad.  Personally I like how it looks in that poster.  It's Jango and I can't really pass it up on the pegs I'm sure. 

Clone - Well the armor has to be removeable.  I am fine with it.  It's the dinner clone and some people have really been wanting it.  It's fine with me.  I'll take it.  I am sure everything from blue and every color of the rainbow variants will follow. 

Destroyer Droid - Eh, there it is.  Again I to would like to see the shield.  I would not mind them throwing in a rolled up ball for the fun of it someday. 

Padme - Personally I like it.  I am sure the "top" will be removeable.  Yay!  LOL! 

Voolif - Pretty damn cool really.  Love the headsculpt.  Again the legs are strange but it's something different at least. 

McRebel - It is very goofy I admit.  That is probably the main reason I will pick one up (if I can ever find a damn McQ figure on the pegs that is).  Yeah, I wish they had made a different character but am sure there are more to follow up on for next year. 

Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Artoo on July 14, 2007, 08:28 PM
Padme- It's a nice figure & it actually looks like Natalie for once. But the feathers will be Kashyyyk or Endor dio fodder.

"Off-Duty" Clone- Hopefully the clone underneath will be awesome & good for customs. The armor is a waist if plastic.

Voolvif Monn- Now we have three cantina creature jedi!  :P

Destroyer Droid- Nothing too fantastic. Hopefully the sheild will look great.

McRebel- Least best of the McQuarries. The choice sucks, especally when we could of had McLando or McEmperor or even a McJabba.

Jango- Nice figure but it sucks he's not fully armored.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on July 15, 2007, 02:23 AM
I think of all of these, the wolfman jedi is that only one that has me really interested. Awsome character, i never thought we'd see another Wolfman figure. Like many here, i may pick up the Jango, depending on what he looks like under than poncho.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Nick on July 15, 2007, 05:22 PM
As with wave 7 this looked great up close.

Can't wait to get my hands on it.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 16, 2007, 09:52 AM
I like the wave overall but I, like others, am a bit underwhelmed by the regular Jango. The figure looks cool but I want a regular armored version first. I doubt an armored one is part of the clone packs but we will see. I would like that but I would want multiple.

I wish the would have made Voolvif more monster like with glowing red eyes as scee in ANH. Both wolfmen look like regular "movie" wolfmen. I want that alien aspect in there & less cartoon, more still cool though.

I have been waiting for a good destroyer droid. I have been army building the BattleDamaged one from EP1. this appears to be a EP1 body with the EP3 head. Works for me, I am good for 10-14 of these. same goes for the plain clone, stupid but cool. I am thinking 10.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: P-Siddy on July 16, 2007, 11:03 AM
My 2 cents...

Padme She looks nice! Will definitely be getting one! It's nice that they are putting out new Padme sculpts!

Destroyer Droid Love the Droideka and since it has the shield and no action feature, I will get a couple!

McQuarrie Concept Rebel I'm surprised it's this DS Gunner version. Was hoping for the Rebel Pilot. Will most likely get though it's not my favorite concept figure.

Clone I will have to see more pictures to pass judgment. I'm not a fan of snap-on accessories as it make it look cheap, but it might make for the good training clone.

Jango He's okay, but doesn't do much for me. Probably pass on him.

Voolvif Monn Not a fan of EU things, so I'll pass on him.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: jedipurge on July 16, 2007, 03:52 PM
Great to finally see the wave.

PADME-Is it me or does she have ball jointed arms?

JANGO-Let's hope EE does have a Jango, I'll definately buy this one but a full armor one is needed.  It's a bad head anyway though no scars or stuble-as far as those pics go anyway.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Darth Slothus on July 16, 2007, 04:20 PM
McQuarrie Concept Rebel- looks like a Pac-Man head halloween guy :D. It's crazy enough that I like it though! ;D

DS
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 17, 2007, 09:33 AM

PADME-Is it me or does she have ball jointed arms?


Sure looks like it to me.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 17, 2007, 11:07 AM
I like this wave. Most of it works for me.

Clone Trooper (Training Gear) - Excellent. Now here's hoping for the blue variant as well. I'll get 20 of these guys. Heck the snap on armor will look great in an armory scene (similar to the one where they pick up their helmets on Kamino). When teh blue one comes out (and you know it will), I'll get 20 of those too...hmm, and here I thought I was going to slow down on army uilding...well I should say I'll stop at the end of the TAC and Legends lines.

Padme Amidala (Fireside Gown) - Nice, not great, but good enough. I'll buy 2 of her.

Jango Fett (w/ poncho) - Sweet. The snap of armor will look good in the closet slightly hidden from view, the the scene where Obi officially meets Jango.

Voolvif Monn (Clone Wars) - Other than the head being way to big for my taste, this figure rocks. Looks like there is some very resepectable articulation going on there.

Destroyer Droid (w/ 1/2 shield) - Well I need 2-3 shields, so that's going to be 4-6 Destroyers for me.

McQuarrie Signature Series - Concept Rebel Trooper - I'll get my standard 2 of this as I'm doing with all of the other McFigs (save Vader and Boba who I'm getting 3 each of).


-Sal
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Darth Slothus on July 17, 2007, 01:57 PM
heh, just think how the 'trainee' clones will go like bread and butter with all the 'trainers' listed in the EE mystery pack -some marketing strategy there. A 'training on Kamino' playset next?

I like the look of the trainee clone. I think Sal brings up a valid point about 'blue' ones too. Think Hasbro thought of that( a way to double their monies)...sure they have! :D

DS
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: speedermike on July 17, 2007, 02:47 PM
You never know about the blue repaint.  We all think it's obvious, but we all thought that a gray DST was obvious too, then Hasbro said that they had no plans for the gray DST.  But I do agree that the 14 pack will have at least one of these.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Nicklab on July 17, 2007, 10:22 PM
I'm with evenflow...I have no idea why the hell that feather top is there.  Its not even CLOSE to movie accurate and looks like absolute ****

(http://www.jedidefender.com/mcolman/fireside.jpg)

It's not from the fireplace scene.  It's from the dinner prior to the fireplace scene.  Check that out HERE (http://padmeandleia.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=11&pos=254).  The feather part probably comes off for the fireplace scene.

Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Rune Haako on July 25, 2007, 09:49 PM
(http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/data/5361/SCC_1359_resize.JPG)

(http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/data/5361/SCC_1351_resize.JPG)
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: JangoTat on July 25, 2007, 09:58 PM
 :o wow looks pretty cool..my only question is would too of them finish one shield cause it doesnt look like it would fit together :S

a lot better then what i was expecting though.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Rune Haako on July 25, 2007, 10:04 PM
2 halves are suppose 2 make a full shield according to Hasbro.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: David on July 25, 2007, 10:27 PM
The shield doesnt look clear enough to see the droideka in.  ???
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 25, 2007, 11:04 PM
I don't really care for the mottled texture on the shield, neither do I like the holes.

To be honest I would have much rather had a plain jane clear/blue shield.

I suppose that would be easy enough to make, but I'm not inclinced to make one, so I was hoping hasbro would come through.

Looks like this figure is a pass for me now.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Diddly on July 26, 2007, 01:28 AM
That shield is pure and utter ****! It looks like those stupid Force Effects that came with the 2002 figures, and DEFINATELY doesn't look like it connects. ****, it's not even movie accurate! The shield in the movie was mostly see through with a blueish hue on the edge, like a bubble. There are really no words to describe how disappointed I am by this. >:(
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Famine on July 26, 2007, 01:36 AM
Awful.

"I suppose that would be easy enough to make, but I'm not inclinced to make one, so I was hoping hasbro would come through."

Think about the last part of that sentence. Really think about it. See where you went wrong?

Kevin
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 26, 2007, 03:41 PM
Awful.

"I suppose that would be easy enough to make, but I'm not inclinced to make one, so I was hoping hasbro would come through."

Think about the last part of that sentence. Really think about it. See where you went wrong?

Kevin

Trust me, I knew as I was typing it...heh heh
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: David on July 26, 2007, 05:48 PM
The pics put Padme, Voolvif, and lunctime clone trooper at the top of the wave, theyre excellent. The rest are meh.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Jesse James on July 26, 2007, 06:13 PM
I don't mind the DD...  It's actually a pretty sharp looking figure, and I can't speak for everyone but I was sick of the damned action feature one showing up anywhere at any time.  The shield is different...  I'm not completely let down by that, but the droid's pretty nice in a world when BD's aren't exactly something Hasbro has an affinity for.  I just wish we'd get new, poseable, sturdy, regular battledroids at some point...  That's been a long wait.

The training Clone though is fantastic.  Gotta have lots of him.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Reid on July 26, 2007, 06:59 PM
I love that red pajamas Clone... The armor is pretty useless, but I can always stick it on some random Jedi to make him a CW general.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 26, 2007, 07:01 PM

The training Clone though is fantastic.  Gotta have lots of him.

Is it just me or are those shoulders swivel, and not ball jointed?

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/San_Diego_Comic_Con_2007/Hasbro/DSC00316.JPG)
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Ryan on July 26, 2007, 07:04 PM
You appear to be correct sir. I sure hope that funny stance is just due to the way he is posed and those legs are neutrally sculpted...
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: speedermike on July 26, 2007, 07:10 PM
I think that the snap-on armor would snap-off if they were ball jointed...
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Jesse James on July 26, 2007, 08:05 PM
hmmm, interesting point on the leg stance Ryan, I maybe spoke too soon.  The ball/socket shoulders are no huge deal to me, sometimes I like swivel just as much really, but the ankle on that left leg looks REALLY pre-posed.  Potentially fixable with a boil & freeze, but disappointing regardless if that's the case.  I never understand Hasbro's logic with that...  Reminds me of Commander Cody.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 26, 2007, 09:14 PM
Don't panic guys, its paint master and not production. They may addressed this before final tooling and adjusted the stance. The hot glue may be messing the stance up as well. Look at the wrist you can see its hand painted.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 27, 2007, 11:45 PM
I'm good with the fig. I'll look to get about 18-20 of him. Then I'll wait for the inevitable blue variant. Maybe not now but could be next year. (They did that with the Naboo mechanic, so I can easily see them doing that in this case as well.)
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Nicklab on July 28, 2007, 03:02 AM
I've been thinking that they would do a blue variant, too.  The head sculpt looks dead on.  Totally like Bodie Taylor!
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: CloneAlpha on July 28, 2007, 07:08 PM
Don't panic guys, its paint master and not production. They may addressed this before final tooling and adjusted the stance. The hot glue may be messing the stance up as well. Look at the wrist you can see its hand painted.

I don't know... look at his ankles, which seem to be fixed and have no joints. That suggests that he can only stand properly while posed in that specific pose (i.e. that's when his feet are flat against the ground).  I hope to god I am wrong because Hasbro seems to have this idiotic fixation with spread-leg poses lately and now I'm concerned they're going back to their pre-posed craptacular Saga days.  What is wrong with these guys? An otherwise great figure ruined by lousy legs again.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Rob on July 28, 2007, 11:32 PM
I think I can see ankle/foot articulation in there.  I think the shin portion of his boot is designed to overlap the foot and hide it a little bit.  Could be wishful thinking though.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Nicklab on July 29, 2007, 12:34 AM
I thought I saw that ankle articulation too.  As for ball jointed shoulders?  Not a big deal.  Does this trooper really need ball jointed shoulders so that he can be better posed eating tofu with a whole mess of other clones that are also eating tofu?  Hmmm.   ::)
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: roron corobb on July 29, 2007, 02:06 AM
His arms almost look to be removable as they were planning ball-joint for them, but didn't have to time before the show. Similar to the 21st Century figures have going on. That would be cool to get an extra set of arms for this figure, but again I could be dreaming ::).

As for the ankles, it looks to me there is joints there, but again you can never tell until it's in hand.
roron corobb
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Ryan on July 29, 2007, 03:22 AM
I don't know, I'm about 99% sure there isn't any articulation there. It looks like that pin looking thing is part of the boot design rather than a functional pin. If you look closely at the right boot (his left) there are sculpted wrinkles a nd folds suggesting it is sculpted to be leaning forwards. Those same folds are missing on the left boot (his right). That and there are some sharp corners on the trim of those boots, and I don't see any gaps to suggest a separate piece for the foot.

(http://www.jedidefender.com/rphipps/clone.jpg)

I'm only going to be looking for 2-4 of these guys now...
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Rob on July 29, 2007, 11:20 AM
Sounds like something for the next round of Q&A.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Jesse James on July 29, 2007, 04:49 PM
I think what you're seeing Rob is the lines of the stitching on the boots, not articulation, but that line does give the impression of the rounded part of a ball/socket ankle, I agree.  When you lighten the photo a bit though you see there's no gaps at all.

I think ball/socket shoulders would've been cool since they are training clones and we're getting their trainers and all, but it's a style difference so it's not as though he won't be poseable there, so I'm ok with that omission.  The ankles are much more frustrating to me since it'll make standing him difficult.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Rob on July 29, 2007, 09:24 PM
Someone needs to tell Hasbro that they'd sell a crap load of a lot more of this guy if they just splurged on the rest of the ball-joints.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 30, 2007, 10:07 AM
I dig the Shield on the Destroyer droid, but the Clone with the Armor on (which was shown on the last day of the con) looks awful. So does Jango with his poncho off. :P
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: JangoTat on July 30, 2007, 10:12 AM
i am actually not liking this wave. the clones stance is bad as well as the armor. the Jedi looks like it will be hard to stand. padme is well just another padme. the concept figure looks extremely skinny. and jango's arms looks weird. oh and the destroyer droid...i would have liked it better if you could see through the shield.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Nicklab on July 30, 2007, 04:38 PM
I dig the Shield on the Destroyer droid, but the Clone with the Armor on (which was shown on the last day of the con) looks awful. So does Jango with his poncho off. :P

Really?  I hadn't seen an image of Jango without the poncho.  Linkage?
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: JangoTat on July 30, 2007, 04:47 PM
its on the RS homepage.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: CHEWIE on July 30, 2007, 05:22 PM
Kamino Clone - looks fine to me, but I'm more intersted in the customizing potential.  The snap on armor is ridiculous looking though.  Why bother?

(http://www.rebelscum.com/SDCC07/HasbroTAC8/IMG_3294.JPG)


Padme - HOT. Finally her in this sexy outift.  About time!

(http://www.rebelscum.com/SDCC07/HasbroTAC8/IMG_3356.JPG)


Destroyer Droid - Looks good, I'll get 3-4 but no need for more than that.

(http://www.rebelscum.com/SDCC07/HasbroTAC8/IMG_3359.JPG)



McRebel - Looks really lame to me, more like a Xyber 9 figure, because of the smoothness of the sculpt... no real detail there.  I'll get a few but only for customs.  I do like the Pac Man helmet.

(http://www.rebelscum.com/SDCC07/HasbroTAC8/IMG_3350.JPG)



Jedi Dog - I dunno, this is just not a good looking figure to me.  Doesn't look like he'll even be able to stand without assistance... plus his face is really animated looking.

(http://www.rebelscum.com/SDCC07/HasbroTAC8/IMG_3288.JPG)



Jango - Now THIS is a kick butt looking figure... great sculpt, cool accessories, the whole 9 yards.  And customizing heaven.  I'll gladly buy a handful of these.  This could be the best basic figure that I've seen in a while.  Thank you Hasbro.

(http://www.rebelscum.com/SDCC07/HasbroTAC8/IMG_3351.JPG)

 :P
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Famine on July 30, 2007, 05:27 PM
That Jango is the bee's knees. I'll be getting as many as I can for customs. That's frigging awesome.

Kevin
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Nicklab on July 30, 2007, 05:30 PM
I think that the Kamino Clone is definitely cool, but the snap-on armor looks silly when you put it on the Clone.  I think it's a cool set of accessories from the standpoint of that quartermaster station that sends out all of the helmets in AOTC.  But would I ever have this Clone wearing the armor?  Probably not.  Make some kind of deluxe quartermaster station to churn out armor and I think it would be a cool companion piece to this clone.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: evenflow on July 30, 2007, 05:52 PM
Glad to see Padme without her scarf type thing. She looks much better.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Rob on July 30, 2007, 06:50 PM
I love how dated and retro the McRebel looks - hopefully I can find half a dozen or more.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: CHEWIE on July 30, 2007, 06:51 PM
Make some kind of deluxe quartermaster station to churn out armor and I think it would be a cool companion piece to this clone.

Now that's a great idea.  It would be fantastic to see a piece like that with a few helmets on it.

 :P
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: David on July 31, 2007, 12:17 AM
Padme is by a million miles the best figure of the wave, she's in an entirely different league.  :D I mean, Voolvif looks okay, but he probably wont be able to stand for crap, and thats a real bummer. The others are just ehh, so-so, nothing special, and they all have little bothersome problems here and there. So it'll probably only be a couple Padmes, one Voolvif, one McRebel (I love that helmet, its growing on me!), and probably nothing else for me. Disappointing. Especially Jango. And don't even get me started on the crap shield.  :P
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Jesse James on July 31, 2007, 01:57 AM
I love them all that much more...  I still think the left ankle of the Training Clone is severely bent looking though, and that's frustrating since it's a very Cody-ish thing of them to do.  Fixable but annoying.  The armor's just meh.  I'd rather they gave you a training station seat thingie or even a cafeteria tray of food, I dunno.  The armor's ok, and accessories don't rarely make the figure (Tat. Luke is an exception I guess), so the figure itself looks good to me but that ankle.

The Wolf Jedi is really neat to me...  A memorable character from CW for his brief moment, and I believe he's extra cool because he was voted on to be in the series and got in, so the figure of him sort of makes sense from that point of view (in apparant popularity among fans). 

Padme's nice looking and I'm pretty sure Scott's happy with her.  Not sure the ball/socket shoulder was worth the risk on a figure made purely for aesthetic appeal, but hey it looks decent.  I'm not a fan of all Padme's outfits but that one looks good and is probably one of the better choices to be made.

The Destroyer Droid...  Nice update, and I don't mind the shield.  I agree a simple smooth/clear-blue half-shield would've been better, but the figure's really nice as it stands, and I'm ok with the shield accessory.

The Jango is indeed a masterpiece.  The sculpt is outstanding, and one of the better looking human likenesses I think Hasbro's done by that photo.  The articulation is high, and the accessories are simply incredible.  Full armor for on the figure or sitting on the floor of his apartment.  A poncho for really no reason that looks cool, the working removable pistol belt...  Just fantastic.  Kudos to Hasbro on that one so far because it looks like it's the winner of the wave.

The Rebel's pretty cool and that's art for the rebels I wasn't aware of so it's even better.  I agree with Rob on the retro look being so cool.  I too want a small army of them for some reason, if for no other reason than zero-G Rebels would look cool like that. :)  The helmet, the gear, the sculpt...  I love it so I'm down for a little squad at least, if I can find them.

If I could find any McQuarrie figure at this point...  ::)
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on July 31, 2007, 04:36 AM
Well, i was thinking the wolf man jedi was the only one from this wave I'd really be interested in getting but after seeing the Jango and Training clone I might have been swayed. I'm surprised how much I dig that Jango, Jesse James pretty well summed up my feelings on it, indeed a masterpiece, and it will flesh out my very very low human count among my prequel figures very nicely. Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 31, 2007, 09:27 AM

The Jango is indeed a masterpiece.  The sculpt is outstanding, and one of the better looking human likenesses I think Hasbro's done by that photo.  The articulation is high, and the accessories are simply incredible.  Full armor for on the figure or sitting on the floor of his apartment.  A poncho for really no reason that looks cool, the working removable pistol belt...  Just fantastic.  Kudos to Hasbro on that one so far because it looks like it's the winner of the wave.


Wait, wait, wait... have you seen this figure with the Poncho off and the Armor on?
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: jedipurge on July 31, 2007, 12:26 PM
Wolfman- Hmmmm....Replace head, hands, & legs and might have a descent wookiee Jedi.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 31, 2007, 04:26 PM

The Jango is indeed a masterpiece.  The sculpt is outstanding, and one of the better looking human likenesses I think Hasbro's done by that photo.  The articulation is high, and the accessories are simply incredible.  Full armor for on the figure or sitting on the floor of his apartment.  A poncho for really no reason that looks cool, the working removable pistol belt...  Just fantastic.  Kudos to Hasbro on that one so far because it looks like it's the winner of the wave.


Wait, wait, wait... have you seen this figure with the Poncho off and the Armor on?

I haven't yet. Anyone got a pic of this??

Although even if the armor doesn't fit well, there's always the Jango from the upcoming Evolutions set.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: darthmac on August 1, 2007, 01:36 PM
I passed on all the sets in 2005 and only regretted missing the Anakin/Vader set, so I'll grab that one when it shows up again.  Of the new ones the Fett pack looks great, the other are too EU for me (yes, I do realize one of the 'Fett's' is EU).
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: CHEWIE on August 1, 2007, 03:37 PM
The Jango is indeed a masterpiece.  The sculpt is outstanding, and one of the better looking human likenesses I think Hasbro's done by that photo.  The articulation is high, and the accessories are simply incredible.  Full armor for on the figure or sitting on the floor of his apartment.  A poncho for really no reason that looks cool, the working removable pistol belt...  Just fantastic.  Kudos to Hasbro on that one so far because it looks like it's the winner of the wave.

Agreed - I think this could be potentially the best figure that Hasbro has made from the prequel line on a regular card.  It has everything going for it though I am sure with the armor on it won't look like a battle ready Jango because of the sleeves being rolled up, but we're getting the Evolutions Jango for that.

 :P
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Rune Haako on August 24, 2007, 03:32 PM
(http://www.brianstoys.com/store/images/products/Star%20Wars/30th_Anniversary/ActionFigures/30th_Carded_destroyerdroid.jpg) (http://www.brianstoys.com/store/images/products/Star%20Wars/30th_Anniversary/ActionFigures/30th_carded_destorydroidshield.jpg) (http://www.brianstoys.com/store/images/products/Star%20Wars/30th_Anniversary/ActionFigures/30th_Carded_jangofett.jpg) (http://www.brianstoys.com/store/images/products/Star%20Wars/30th_Anniversary/ActionFigures/30th_Carded_padme.jpg) (http://www.brianstoys.com/store/images/products/Star%20Wars/30th_Anniversary/ActionFigures/30th_Carded_RebelSoldierMcquarrie.jpg) (http://www.brianstoys.com/store/images/products/Star%20Wars/30th_Anniversary/ActionFigures/30th_Carded_voolvifmonn.jpg) (http://www.brianstoys.com/store/images/products/Star%20Wars/30th_Anniversary/ActionFigures/30th_Carded_CloneTrooperWave8.jpg)
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Dressel Rebel on August 24, 2007, 03:37 PM
Oh heavens yes.  Yes.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Reid on August 24, 2007, 03:46 PM
I love the Dinner Clone and the Clam Trooper- But the rest are a pass for me.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: evenflow on August 24, 2007, 05:08 PM
I like them all except for the McQuarrie figure. It looks very small / thin.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Reid on August 24, 2007, 05:33 PM
It looks very small / thin.

That's what she said.

 ;D
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: iFett on August 24, 2007, 05:50 PM
It looks very small / thin.

That's what she said.

 ;D

What is it again??  Starkiller Hero?  Kinda reminds me of that T-Bob from Mask, but with legs.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Reid on August 24, 2007, 06:14 PM
It looks very small / thin.

That's what she said.

 ;D

What is it again??  Starkiller Hero? 

Rebel Trooper. Or Clam Trooper, Fortune Cookie Trooper, it's all good.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Jesse James on August 24, 2007, 10:01 PM
Love them all...  Still gonna be miffed at a pre-posed foot on the Clone though.  I never quite understand the logic in making a figure intentionally difficult to stand but giving it all kinds of articulation too.  Give it ankle joints or leave the ankles "neutral".  Other than that I like all the figures...

Even the Rebel, which I find freakishly cool.  The Hoth design would've been much better to go with the Snowtrooper, plus it's cooler looking, but this design is such a nostalgic throwback, it's definitely cool.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: BrentS on August 24, 2007, 11:57 PM
Looks good!   I pre-ordered this case at New Force Comics.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 25, 2007, 09:19 AM
Looks good!   I pre-ordered this case at New Force Comics.

That's a good idea, especially on the last wave.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: David on August 25, 2007, 09:34 AM
Fireside Padme and Voolvif are really looking good, and Clam Trooper is actually kind of growing on me....
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Darby on August 25, 2007, 10:13 AM
Clam Trooper is the least favorite of the McQuarrie figs, but I like him.  This is my least favorite wave, too.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Jeff on August 31, 2007, 04:26 PM
A few folks have been asking about that Droideka shield and Hasbro was kind enough to send along a new pic with the Q&A this week (http://www.jedidefender.com/newspro/fullnews.cgi?newsid1188591687,74823,) -

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/8-07/tn_30AC_droidshell.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/8-07/30AC_droidshell.jpg)
click for a better look ;)
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: JangoTat on August 31, 2007, 04:57 PM
 :'( i was expecting so much more out of that destroyer droid, but that pic makes it look awful. I will only get two now.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: iFett on August 31, 2007, 05:04 PM
:'( i was expecting so much more out of that destroyer droid, but that pic makes it look awful. I will only get two now.

You're right...The droid looks so bad that Hasbro had to encase it in a blue bubble so you can't even see it.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Dressel Rebel on August 31, 2007, 05:28 PM
:'( i was expecting so much more out of that destroyer droid, but that pic makes it look awful. I will only get two now.

"Horrible figure!  Now I'm only gonna buy it twice!"
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: JangoTat on August 31, 2007, 09:43 PM
:'( i was expecting so much more out of that destroyer droid, but that pic makes it look awful. I will only get two now.

"Horrible figure!  Now I'm only gonna buy it twice!"

well i still want to get the bubble, im just not going to put the destroyer droid inside. I was hoping for a clear bubble to actually see through.

Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Reid on August 31, 2007, 11:21 PM
Clam Trooper is the least favorite of the McQuarrie figs

He's one of my favorites. He's just so stupid looking, he looks like someone from a 30's Flash Gordon/Buck Rogers serial.

I like that Droideka too, that's a maybe for me. I'd only get one though.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Jesse James on September 1, 2007, 12:16 AM
The figure itself appears so substantially better that I'm down for a 10-set of Droideka's personally...  The shield's just an extra to me so I'm not real bummed.  I think less wavy and more translucent bubble would've been cool of course, but I like this fine...  Good figure, so-so accessory, so I can accept that.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: P-Siddy on September 1, 2007, 08:42 AM
Droideka with shield - Good idea gone horribly wrong (refering to the shield, not the droid. The droid looks nice). Whoever conceived the opaque, rippled shield must not have watched the movies at all.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 1, 2007, 09:13 AM
What were you guys expecting from the destroyer droid? It's not like this latest picture was any great revelation.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Smartypants1635 on September 1, 2007, 10:27 AM
That shield is easily fixable. Just send it to GTG, cast it in clear. by them in bulk hoorah.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 2, 2007, 09:26 AM
That shield is easily fixable. Just send it to GTG, cast it in clear. by them in bulk hoorah.

One of the slower RS guys suggested using Goof-off to make it clear. ::)
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Jesse James on September 2, 2007, 06:24 PM
Heh, I like that... 

Casting it in "clear" will still wind up with a fairly foggy finish...  Clear resin works, to an extent, but it isn't "crystal clear" by any means...  Getting that slight purple-ish hue to it would be quite a task.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Smartypants1635 on September 2, 2007, 08:07 PM
Don't underestimate Dave Bekker, and Master Gunzz, I'm sure that they can pull it off.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Rob on September 3, 2007, 01:14 AM
Heh, I like that... 

Casting it in "clear" will still wind up with a fairly foggy finish...  Clear resin works, to an extent, but it isn't "crystal clear" by any means...  Getting that slight purple-ish hue to it would be quite a task.

Maybe it would be easier to just design and build a fully functional miniature force field for the toy. 
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Jesse James on September 4, 2007, 01:10 AM
I'll get right on that...  Simple fix then, and we'll have as many fully functional halves as we want when I'm done.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Rune Haako on September 13, 2007, 04:45 PM
(http://jediinsider.net/g/generated/Hasbro/30th/Wave_08/Clone_Trooper_Training_01__scaled_600.jpg)

(http://jediinsider.net/g/generated/Hasbro/30th/Wave_08/Clone_Trooper_Training_02__scaled_600.jpg)

(http://jediinsider.net/g/generated/Hasbro/30th/Wave_08/Concept_Rebel_Trooper_01__scaled_600.jpg)

(http://jediinsider.net/g/generated/Hasbro/30th/Wave_08/Concept_Rebel_Trooper_02__scaled_600.jpg)

(http://jediinsider.net/g/generated/Hasbro/30th/Wave_08/Destroyer_Droid_01__scaled_600.jpg)

(http://jediinsider.net/g/generated/Hasbro/30th/Wave_08/Destroyer_Droid_02__scaled_600.jpg)

(http://jediinsider.net/g/generated/Hasbro/30th/Wave_08/Jango_Fett_01__scaled_600.jpg)

(http://jediinsider.net/g/generated/Hasbro/30th/Wave_08/Jango_Fett_02__scaled_600.jpg)

(http://jediinsider.net/g/generated/Hasbro/30th/Wave_08/Padme_01__scaled_600.jpg)

(http://jediinsider.net/g/generated/Hasbro/30th/Wave_08/Padme_02__scaled_600.jpg)

(http://jediinsider.net/g/generated/Hasbro/30th/Wave_08/Voolvif_Monn_01__scaled_600.jpg)

(http://jediinsider.net/g/generated/Hasbro/30th/Wave_08/Voolvif_Monn_02__scaled_600.jpg)
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Reid on September 13, 2007, 04:47 PM
Cool wave! Will definitely pick up the Dinner Clone and the McRebel. Maybe the Droideka too.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Jayson on September 13, 2007, 04:51 PM
I almost rather Hasbro not include the snap-on Clone Armor. It just looks lame IMHO
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: JangoTat on September 13, 2007, 04:54 PM
Jangos card back is pretty slick. and is it just me or does the clone look like it has ball jointed arms and legs? i am probably wrong though.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Jayson on September 13, 2007, 05:09 PM
Jangos card back is pretty slick. and is it just me or does the clone look like it has ball jointed arms and legs? i am probably wrong though.

Yeppers... (http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/imageFolio.cgi?action=view&link=Conventions/San_Diego_Comic_Con_2007/Hasbro/&image=DSC00316.JPG&img=16&tt=)

Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Diddly on September 13, 2007, 07:06 PM
Huh... I could have sworn that Jango had scars on his face in the movie.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: David on September 13, 2007, 09:12 PM
Padme and Voolvif still look excellent.

Jango is really starting to grow on me, and he looks like he could be another winner as well.

And despite the crappy shield, I will definitely be picking up several of those awesome droidekas!

 8)
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: JangoTat on September 13, 2007, 09:59 PM
Jangos card back is pretty slick. and is it just me or does the clone look like it has ball jointed arms and legs? i am probably wrong though.

Yeppers... (http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/imageFolio.cgi?action=view&link=Conventions/San_Diego_Comic_Con_2007/Hasbro/&image=DSC00316.JPG&img=16&tt=)



interesting..for some reason I thought the clone had swivel arms :-\
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 14, 2007, 09:21 AM
The artwork for this wave isn't as striking as past waves, Voolvif excepted.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: P-Siddy on September 14, 2007, 10:52 AM
The artwork for this wave isn't as striking as past waves, Voolvif excepted.

Voolvif is excellent. Padme looks like she's spaced out.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Jesse James on September 14, 2007, 04:42 PM
She's probably thinking about the dialogue she has to speak...  I'd probably space out too.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Darth Broem on September 15, 2007, 07:25 PM
I think part of the perception with the artwork has to do with the character/outfits as well.  These are not quite as interesting as previous items this year.  However, I will still be getting the Jango, Padme,  McTrooper (mainly to complete the McQ set), and of course the Wolfman Jedi.  The other 2 maybe at another time or never. 
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: P-Siddy on September 21, 2007, 10:49 AM
She's probably thinking about the dialogue she has to speak...  I'd probably space out too.

Or, "Did Lucas actually write this about scarring and the kiss you should have never given? Who actually says things like this?!"
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: speedermike on September 21, 2007, 04:03 PM
Wow.  That McQurrie Rebel is awful.  That's not even McQ art on the card!!  That sucker's gonna warm pegs till they bend!
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on September 21, 2007, 05:14 PM
Wow.  That McQurrie Rebel is awful.  That's not even McQ art on the card!!  That sucker's gonna warm pegs till they bend!

He looks like something out of the Blackhole with his 70's space age armor. They definately did not leave the best for last. Is that a toilet bowl on his head? Looking at it makes me want to poop right now.

I guess I am the only one disappointed in Voolvif. He looks too much like a goofy cartoonish disney character. The snout is too long which in my opinion kills the figure. I wish he looked like the picture. Notice the face details, even the old Lak Sivrack looked closer to the actual alien. I was hoping to get that red eye look too. No complaint on the body just the head.

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w298/jackoftradze/Jackoftradze%20Star%20Wars%20customs/10172hhh.jpg)
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Scott on September 21, 2007, 05:17 PM
I'm dissapointed the last figure wasn't a concept Lando instead of the Rebel Trooper.

The rest of this wave is pretty neat and I look forward to adding them to my comparibly bare AOTC shelves.  I say that because between ESB and AOTC, they are vying neck and neck for lowest number of figures on the shelves in comparison to the other 4
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Rob on September 21, 2007, 05:25 PM
Wow.  That McQurrie Rebel is awful.  That's not even McQ art on the card!!  That sucker's gonna warm pegs till they bend!

One of my favorites of the series - I love how dated he looks.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Nathan on September 21, 2007, 06:06 PM
I am glad to hear that all the armor comes off of the Dinner Clone. I don't mind it coming packed in as a feature for the kiddies, just as long as it is removable for collector display.

I wonder how long until we get the blue-tunic version of this guy--running variant or repack down the road?

I guess I am the only one disappointed in Voolvif. He looks too much like a goofy cartoonish disney character. The snout is too long which in my opinion kills the figure. I wish he looked like the picture. Notice the face details, even the old Lak Sivrack looked closer to the actual alien. I was hoping to get that red eye look too. No complaint on the body just the head.

I was thinking the exact thing. The POTF2 Sivrak isn't spectacular either, but he's still better than this. Hopefully it's just these pictures and the actual figure looks better from another angle ... he's the one I was most looking forward to from this wave.

(http://www.rebelscum.com/potf2/POTF2laksivrakrt.jpg)
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: I Am Sith on November 9, 2007, 02:27 PM
Wave 9 is listed at HTS.  Mind you they are all 'Out of Stock', but at least they are showing up on the web-site.  Wave 8 is nowhere to be found however.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: jedipurge on November 12, 2007, 12:33 PM
Is it me or does it look like Voolvif has a green Anakin saber?
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 13, 2007, 09:09 AM
Is it me or does it look like Voolvif has a green Anakin saber?

Looks similar, but the grip on the bottom part of the hilt is much shorter. It looks more like the bottom of Obi-Wan's.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Jayson on November 13, 2007, 12:13 PM
RS reports that this wave has hit Arizona  :o
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Rob on November 13, 2007, 12:29 PM
Wave 7 hasn't even hit here yet and wave 9 is out?!
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: ruiner on November 13, 2007, 12:50 PM
Isn't this wave 8?

Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Jeff on November 13, 2007, 12:56 PM
Isn't this wave 8?

Maybe?  Depends on the way you want to look at it:

The way they were originally annnounced...
2007 Wave 7 - RotJ
2007 Wave 8 - Repaints
2007 Wave 9 - AotC

or

The way that retailers labeled them...
2007 Wave 7 - RotJ
2007 Wave 7.5 - Repaints
2007 Wave 8 - AotC

or

The way they are showing up in stores...
2007 Wave 7 - RotJ
2007 Wave 8 - AotC
2007 Wave 9 - Repaints

Take your pick!

I'm sticking with "Wave 9" based on my refusal to call a wave x.5 and the numbering of the figures in the wave.  ;)
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Jayson on November 13, 2007, 01:03 PM
I'm calling the Repaint/Repack wave 7.5 'cause it doesn't include a McQuarrie figure.  :P
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: ruiner on November 13, 2007, 01:16 PM
It's no wonder I can't keep things straight.  I tried to play it smart this year and order everything through EE.com...boy, was that a mistake.

I haven't even received Legends Wave 2 or 4, let alone TAC Wave 7.

I actually cancelled Wave 6 because I found the entire set at retail.

Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Paul on November 13, 2007, 03:09 PM
Wow.  That McQurrie Rebel is awful.  That's not even McQ art on the card!!  That sucker's gonna warm pegs till they bend!

And sadly Hasbro will use it as an excuse why they won't make any Super Articulated Rebels...
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Rob on November 13, 2007, 03:58 PM
Not here they won't - I'm hoping for at least 12 of that Rebel - probably my favorite of the bunch. 
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: P-Siddy on November 13, 2007, 07:45 PM
Wow! Scary fast, the waves are coming...

I've yet to see all of Wave 5 at retail (only 4 of the 9)... seen everything else so far (not too sure about legends with all the variants).
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Darth Slothus on November 14, 2007, 02:23 AM
Isn't this wave 8?

Maybe?  Depends on the way you want to look at it:

The way they were originally annnounced...
2007 Wave 7 - RotJ
2007 Wave 8 - Repaints
2007 Wave 9 - AotC

or

The way that retailers labeled them...
2007 Wave 7 - RotJ
2007 Wave 7.5 - Repaints
2007 Wave 8 - AotC

or

The way they are showing up in stores...
2007 Wave 7 - RotJ
2007 Wave 8 - AotC
2007 Wave 9 - Repaints

Take your pick!

I'm sticking with "Wave 9" based on my refusal to call a wave x.5 and the numbering of the figures in the wave.  ;)


I picked this wave up tonight at WM. The case calls it WAVE 8 = that's what I'm calling the wave. My money's on the repaint wave being called wave 9 on the case.  I love the wolf Jedi- he's awesome!!!
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: JangoTat on November 14, 2007, 06:54 AM
does that mean they changed the number on the coins too?
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 14, 2007, 09:06 AM
does that mean they changed the number on the coins too?

No. That would have required a Herculean effort and resulted in delay.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Jeff on November 14, 2007, 09:18 AM
The case calls it WAVE 8 = that's what I'm calling the wave. My money's on the repaint wave being called wave 9 on the case. 

A few people sent me PMs and e-mails pointing out the same, that the case for the AotC wave says "Wave 8" on it. 

A few folks also sent e-mails and PMs pointing out that Hasbro calls the repaints "Wave 7.5" in the Q&A sessions, so I guess we can consider that the "official" wave number for the repaints. 

Reminds me of how Hasbro called the 2006 Geonosis wave "Wave 2.5" on the cases instead of Wave 3 and it screwed up all the case/wave numbering last year... ::) ;)
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Darth Slothus on November 14, 2007, 03:51 PM
Reminds me of how Hasbro called the 2006 Geonosis wave "Wave 2.5" on the cases instead of Wave 3 and it screwed up all the case/wave numbering last year... ::) ;)

Yeah, they're kind of special like that ;).
At least there's some cool,  well done figs in this wave.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: CHEWIE on November 14, 2007, 04:14 PM
I picked this wave up tonight at WM. The case calls it WAVE 8 = that's what I'm calling the wave. My money's on the repaint wave being called wave 9 on the case.  I love the wolf Jedi- he's awesome!!!

Awesome pickup... I'm really looking forward to this wave.

I'm assuming I won't be seeing these in my area for quite a while... so if you have time later, do you mind snapping a few pics? 
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Scott on November 14, 2007, 05:46 PM
Not sure if anyone caught the note over at Newforce that they have Cases of 7,8 and 9 in route from Hasbro :)
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: DoctorPadawan on November 14, 2007, 09:27 PM
Jesus H. Christ, can they slow down for a few minutes with this stuff?  I started getting a little worried when they were already showing 2008's Wave 1 a couple of weeks back, but we've now gotten waves 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 since the beginning of September in most places.  That's about 31 figures in a little over 60 days in a non-movie year contending with a second assortment that despite Hasbro's claims to the contrary is clogging the pegs and keeping the regular assortment from being stocked, plus the continuing glut in many stores of last year's Saga Collection figures that stores refuse to blow out. 

As excited as I am for these figures, I'm getting a little burned out, especially when 95% of my visits to retailers result in absolutely none of the new stuff but more wasted gas.  Jeez, the 25th anniversary Joes haven't been this daunting. 

I know, I know, wet blanket, whine whine whine, bitch bitch bitch...it'd just be nice to actually find some of these new figures for a change.   :-\
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Nathan on November 14, 2007, 11:24 PM
Holy **** ... Wave 7 is barely out and now we're up to 9 already. I know people always bitch when there is too large of a gap between waves, but this is a little insane.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Rob on November 15, 2007, 12:44 AM
Just think of it as one giant, triple sized wave.   :)
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Jesse James on November 15, 2007, 12:51 AM
Midnight Madness without the ability to walk into a store and find it...

I see nothing positive in the above.  :-\
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: CHEWIE on November 15, 2007, 01:22 AM
Jesus H. Christ, can they slow down for a few minutes with this stuff?  I started getting a little worried when they were already showing 2008's Wave 1 a couple of weeks back, but we've now gotten waves 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 since the beginning of September in most places.  That's about 31 figures in a little over 60 days in a non-movie year contending with a second assortment that despite Hasbro's claims to the contrary is clogging the pegs and keeping the regular assortment from being stocked, plus the continuing glut in many stores of last year's Saga Collection figures that stores refuse to blow out. 

As excited as I am for these figures, I'm getting a little burned out, especially when 95% of my visits to retailers result in absolutely none of the new stuff but more wasted gas.  Jeez, the 25th anniversary Joes haven't been this daunting. 

I know, I know, wet blanket, whine whine whine, bitch bitch bitch...it'd just be nice to actually find some of these new figures for a change.   :-\

I don't think your bitching - I think you're 100% on the money!
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 15, 2007, 08:58 AM

Reminds me of how Hasbro called the 2006 Geonosis wave "Wave 2.5" on the cases instead of Wave 3 and it screwed up all the case/wave numbering last year... ::) ;)

At least it happened at the end of the year this year. :P
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on November 15, 2007, 03:22 PM
Not sure if anyone caught the note over at Newforce that they have Cases of 7,8 and 9 in route from Hasbro :)

I know, I cannot wait for the Christmas morning feel of getting that many new figures in one shot! I ordered the Battlefront packs from them too, so it adds to my pile. I am so sick of store runs and coming up empty handed. At least the online stores are not disappointing. I wish NFC had W1/08 up for pre-order and that was shipping as well. ;D

While some may complain about the overload let's remember the first 6 months of this year. We were stuck with nothing but Saga2 and not as much money was spent during that time period. Personally, I would rather be overloaded than underwhelmed with figures. Think of it as making up for lost time.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 16, 2007, 09:18 AM
Got to crack open a set save for the McTrooper.

Diner Clone - My expectations of the figure turned out reversed. While the sculpt is solid, the leg stance is a little too Saga 1 and the armor which I expected to hate actually fits well and looks half decent applied.

Padme - Decent figure all the way around.

Jango - Exceeded my already high expectations. Really great figure.

Wolfman Jedi - Another nice surprise. While his legs are oozing with articulation, the arms have ample and the sculpt is solid.

Destroyer droid - Huge. Seems like the blaster hands are a new sculpt as the blast effects are bigger than any previous ones. Though I have enough Destroyer droids, I might pick up a second one just to complete the shield.

Solid wave, can't point to any real disappointments.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: jedipurge on November 16, 2007, 03:21 PM
Got to crack open a set save for the McTrooper.

Diner Clone - My expectations of the figure turned out reversed. While the sculpt is solid, the leg stance is a little too Saga 1 and the armor which I expected to hate actually fits well and looks half decent applied.

Padme - Decent figure all the way around.

Jango - Exceeded my already high expectations. Really great figure.

Wolfman Jedi - Another nice surprise. While his legs are oozing with articulation, the arms have ample and the sculpt is solid.

Destroyer droid - Huge. Seems like the blaster hands are a new sculpt as the blast effects are bigger than any previous ones. Though I have enough Destroyer droids, I might pick up a second one just to complete the shield.

Solid wave, can't point to any real disappointments.

Anton hows the coloring around Padme's shoulders?  From the pics it looks like the arms are molded in black plastic and the "skin" around the shoulder joint is painted, but looked kind bad because it didn't really match with the rest of her skin.  Kinda like Cody take off his helmet enough times and the paint rubs off his nose turning it black.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 17, 2007, 09:10 AM

Anton hows the coloring around Padme's shoulders?  From the pics it looks like the arms are molded in black plastic and the "skin" around the shoulder joint is painted, but looked kind bad because it didn't really match with the rest of her skin. 

Unfortunately, your assessment is 100% accurate.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on November 19, 2007, 12:27 PM
I agree with DA.
I did not get Wolfy & McTrooper yet but the wave is solid great army builders and custom fodder.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Brian on November 27, 2007, 03:05 PM
This wave, aside from the McQuarrie Trooper, is currently in stock at HTS.  Hurry, if interested.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 27, 2007, 03:24 PM
This wave, aside from the McQuarrie Trooper, is currently in stock at HTS.  Hurry, if interested.

They were disappearing from my cart 1 by 1 until the whole cart was empty.

LOL.

That was FAST.

I was left with 2 McQuarrie snowies and just cancelled the rest of my order.

First they plucked the red fatigue clones from my cart.  Then I went back like it said to and deleted it.  Then they plucked Jango.  Followed the instruction and deleted it.  Then finally they plucked Voolvif.

So my order looked like this:

2 x Jango poncho
4 x fatigue clones
2 x Voolvif
2 x McQuarrie snowie

2 minutes later it was down to 2 snowies.

They must have had like a dozen of each figure in stock, or less.

I want my 10 minutes back.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Brian on November 27, 2007, 03:28 PM
I didn't have as bad as luck as you, but that was happening to me as well.  I lost the McQuarrie Rebel and the Holo Vader, then ended up getting the rest of wave 8.  I probably would have gotten a couple of other figures, but didn't want to risk losing more.  I didn't notice any of the other Wave 7.5 stuff in stock, but I'll be watching just in case.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 27, 2007, 03:32 PM
I would have kept the McQuarrie snowies, but I found 4 at Walmart this morning.

I'll just get Wave 8 at Walmart within a couple weeks anyhow.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: iFett on November 27, 2007, 03:34 PM
I want my 10 minutes back.

Reminds me of all the time I wasted trying to get the ComiCon exclusives these past two years.  I've never once shopped at any eTailer where they just take things out of your cart if you're not fast enough to the register.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 27, 2007, 04:00 PM
I want my 10 minutes back.

Reminds me of all the time I wasted trying to get the ComiCon exclusives these past two years.  I've never once shopped at any eTailer where they just take things out of your cart if you're not fast enough to the register.


Yeah that is kinda crazy when you think about it.  They can at least give you enough time to check out, geez.  After all, you're shopping for stuff to buy on their site while you push your virtual cart around, and in the meantime they're plucking your items out of your cart.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 27, 2007, 04:14 PM
Would it drive you crazy to find out they are back on the site right now?


Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 27, 2007, 04:15 PM
Well they are not. :P

But boy that would make me nuts. ;)
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Darth_Ice on November 27, 2007, 09:19 PM
I got it just in time, wowo...now I just neeed the last two signature concepts Han & Rebel! I called my buddy and told him, then I posted in So cal forum and within 5 minutes of placing my order they were almost all gone! What the hell is going on with Hasbro, and how come some people are able to order more then one figure? I keeps telling me that I can only order one of each figure?
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: jedipurge on November 28, 2007, 01:10 PM
SCOOOOOORE!!!!!  ;D

McRebel
Vonn-Wolfman Jedi
Training Clone
Poncho Jango
Horny Padme
2x Droideka's-gotta complete the shield!

Now just gotta army build that training clone  :(
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 15, 2007, 09:52 AM
Opened my last new figure of the year, the McReb. Interesting figure. It's cool, and I can use the head on my second opener for a generic pilot, but I'm glad it's not cool enough to put a squad together of.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Darby on December 15, 2007, 10:15 AM
I like the McTrooper a lot more than I thought I would.  He is good for customs and he reminds me for some reason of the vintage figures. 
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 23, 2007, 02:20 PM
The red fatigue clone is a bit of a letdown.  It's not a good army builder because of the solid ankles and the non-ball jointed swivel shoulders.  The likeness and sculpt are good, but why the hell did they stop short of perfection and mess up the shoulders and ankles?  I'd have picked up 20, instead I'm keeping just a few.

14 points with ball jointed shoulders should be standard by now.  What a waste this one was.

Jango, McClam, Voolvif are all top notch.  Really really good.

Passed on Padme because I'm sick of her, and never liked female action figures much.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: JediJman on December 23, 2007, 07:19 PM
The red fatigue clone is a bit of a letdown.  It's not a good army builder because of the solid ankles and the non-ball jointed swivel shoulders.  The likeness and sculpt are good, but why the hell did they stop short of perfection and mess up the shoulders and ankles?  I'd have picked up 20, instead I'm keeping just a few.

14 points with ball jointed shoulders should be standard by now.  What a waste this one was.

Jango, McClam, Voolvif are all top notch.  Really really good.

Passed on Padme because I'm sick of her, and never liked female action figures much.

Padme is one of my favorites from this wave - I think they did a pretty good job with her, especially compared to most of the SW female figs.  But Hasbro, would it kill you to make a figure with something larger than an A cup?   ::)
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Nicklab on December 27, 2007, 11:42 PM
I finally got around to opening the figures from this wave.  Overall impressions?

___  # 07/55 Clone Trooper (Training Gear) - Pretty cool.  But the way the legs are posed he looks kind of crooked.  The snap on armor is actually cool, and works much better than it did on the 2002/03 SAGA Deluxe Clone Trooper.  It's a really cool figure, but not what I had totally been hoping for.


___  # 07/56 Padme Amidala (Fireside Gown) - I think facially it's one of the better Padme figures.  Overall the figure looks cool, but it's essentially a statue.  Nice, but flawed.

___  # 07/57 Jango Fett (w/ poncho) - WOW!  This figure really impressed me in a big way!  All of the accessories are very good, from the armor, to the helmet, to the holsters, blasters and poncho.  Even the way the poncho is sewn is such that it's hiked up for Jango's right arm to get at his blaster.  It comes across as very "Clint Eastwood" from "The Good, the bad & the ugly".  And the figure itself?  Very nice.  It's a shame that most of the sculpt is hidden under the accessories.  This is the true gem of wave 8.

___  # 07/58 Voolvif Monn (Clone Wars) - This is a decent figure, but compared to some of the other figures in the wave it doesn't measure up.  Especially if you compare it to Jango Fett.

___  # 07/59 Destroyer Droid (with 1/2 shield) - I've been a fan of the Destroyer Droid figures since the first one came out in 1999.  This one seems like the first to REALLY get the look of the droid down pat.  In an ideal world it would be cool to get a transforming one, but the figure is done on too small of a scale to make that practical.  And I see the shield as just gravy.  I would have liked it to be a little more translucent, but I think it was a very cool add-on to the droid.

___  # 07/60 McQuarrie Signature Series - Concept Rebel Trooper - This is the one figure from the wave that I've yet to open.  To be honest, this is one of the McQuarries that I'm the least impressed with.  When I open it I'll post more of a review.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: CHEWIE on December 28, 2007, 12:09 AM
Nicklab, open that McRebel... I thought the figure sucked.  Then I opened it, and now it's right up there with the McSnowie in my book.

Dressel, the Padme is really nice I think one it's open... not too much articulation but a damn nice sculpt.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 28, 2007, 10:00 AM
Nicklab, I agree with Chewie, it's worth opening.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: P-Siddy on December 28, 2007, 11:03 AM
Padme is one of my favorites from this wave - I think they did a pretty good job with her, especially compared to most of the SW female figs.  But Hasbro, would it kill you to make a figure with something larger than an A cup?   ::)

I agree with you. Padme's my favorite of the wave. Sure she isn't an "action figure" in this scene, but she doesn't require much articulation to be a good figure. As for chest size, Natalie Portman isn't big in that area, so I think it's fine. I recall that NP made some comment about the breast size of her AotC Arena Battle action figure on David Letterman being flattering.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: MetalJedi on December 31, 2007, 01:15 AM
This wave is up at HTS including the McRebel for those who are interested.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 31, 2007, 06:16 AM
This wave is up at HTS including the McRebel for those who are interested.

6 AM - McClam still there, and the best coupon I can find that still works is pony10 for 10% off.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 31, 2007, 06:54 PM
3:51 McClam is gone but all the other wave 8 are still there.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: JediJman on December 31, 2007, 08:37 PM
As for chest size, Natalie Portman isn't big in that area, so I think it's fine. I recall that NP made some comment about the breast size of her AotC Arena Battle action figure on David Letterman being flattering.

I'm not saying she needs to be a McFarlane DD cup, but she essentially has no chest in that outfit.  Look at This picture (http://www.hotflick.net/flicks/2002_Star_Wars__Episode_II_-_Attack_of_the_Clones/002SWA_Natalie_Portman_033.jpg) and tell me if you think the action figure does her justice.   ;)
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Roton7 on January 4, 2008, 12:09 AM
And I see the shield as just gravy.  I would have liked it to be a little more translucent, but I think it was a very cool add-on to the droid.


Yeah, the lack of decent transparency is why it turns me off. :-\
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Jesse James on February 6, 2008, 01:02 AM
I honestly don't know if I'm late to the  party or not here, but...

The McRebel's helmet actually says, "McQ." on the side in aurabesh.

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/McHelmetLogoTN.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/McHelmetLogoFull.jpg)

I found this very interesting is all, thought maybe others would find it interesting too.  Any time I see aurabesh I look up my guide to it just to see what's what.  I think that's a cool little homage by Hasbro, good for them.
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Force Guy on February 6, 2008, 09:58 AM
The McRebel's helmet actually says, "McQ." on the side in aurabesh.

Nice catch there, Jesse.  It's news to me, so I guess I'm late to the party, too. 
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: Jesse James on February 7, 2008, 12:26 AM
Gah, I'm a buffoon, and merged this with the wrong topic...  Fixed now though. :)
Title: Re: 30AC Wave 8 - Attack of the Clones
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 7, 2008, 02:36 AM
I think that's a cool little homage by Hasbro, good for them.

Yeah, I get a kick from Hasbro putting a little extra work into something like this.  To me it says the guys making these figures really enjoy what they're doing.