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Title: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 26, 2008, 04:39 PM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/5-08/EE_08mysterypack.jpg)

"Stay tuned to the Entertainment Earth website for more information on our new 2008 Hasbro Star Wars exclusive! Purchase this item and you will receive 1 box of 6 all-new and different 3 3/4-inch scale action figures with accessories from the Star Wars saga.

$35.99."


Any guesses as to what's in here?

Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Morgbug on May 26, 2008, 05:13 PM
Far left figure looks like a redeco of something from the Delta Squadron - Scorch's youngest brother.

Far right looks to be a clone/sandtrooper of sorts.  Tough to call, but armored, probably imperial.

Second from right appears to be a bald, female officer, also probably imperial. 

Second from left is a desert sniper or something like that - long rifle, looks to be a wrapped head.  Something Tatooine-ish. 

Third from left is a sandstorm or Hoth version of something (leaning more to the former), Han or Luke, whatever isn't released yet.  That would lend credence to the second figure as a sandtrooper of sorts. 

Third from right is a black Bespin security guard. 

They'll call it the Fan's Choice Hodge-Podge. 
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 26, 2008, 06:40 PM
My guess is six more figures based around The Force Unleashed video game.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: evenflow on May 26, 2008, 07:57 PM
I hope it is something cool. I would think they would want something revolving around the Clone Wars not Force Unleashed.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Diddly on May 26, 2008, 08:06 PM
Yeah, I'll most likely pass on this, whatever it is. Would it have killed them to at least release a small tidbit of info about what we could be getting?
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Daigo-Bah on May 26, 2008, 09:05 PM

Second from left is a desert sniper or something like that - long rifle, looks to be a wrapped head.  Something Tatooine-ish. 


I'm seeing a lightsaber in the hand of the 3rd from left woman rather than a sniper rifle in the second from left's hand.  I do love the idea of a Bespin Guard though, because that sure does look like it could be that type of hat!
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 26, 2008, 09:24 PM
Second from right appears to be a bald, female officer, also probably imperial. 

The body is wearing armor of some type and I think the far right figure is an Evo Trooper silhouette.

Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Nicklab on May 27, 2008, 12:00 AM
IIRC, in the past EE has used silhouettes of older figures that were unrelated to the multipacks in their advertisements.  It seemed like they were trying to throw people off the scent.  This might be the case here, too. 

I'm sure Adam Pawlus will turn up sooner or later to say something about this.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Greg on May 27, 2008, 12:39 AM
In any case, the site that posted it seems pretty cool... the message boards are definitely worth a peek.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Jesse James on May 27, 2008, 01:48 AM
Yeah I don't think the silhouettes mean much for speculation.

I dunno, at this point not much is entertaining me with Star Wars.  These had better be nifty to get my dough I think.  I'm already thinking I'm gonna pass on things like the Mygeeto battlepack and such.  I was planning on getting those, but now I look around and figure, "why?", to myself.  I made an SA Bacarra , and I guess maybe time's catching up with me on this hobby.

Love what they do with new stuff, but a lot of the repainting they get to disappoints.

Last year's EE exclusive was cool to me for the most part, but there were little things that sucked to it too, like the lacking articulation on the arms of 2 of the characters, the sort of silly black ARC and bantha skull Clones (they're ok, but sorta meh too, at the same time).

I dunno...  The droids were more interesting I suppose, but we're getting lots of droids this year too, so I'm just not cartwheeling on the announcement of another set.  At least it's just one set this time though.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: JediJman on May 27, 2008, 07:44 AM
I'm guessing its either a CW or TFU related pack.  Makes more sense to build excitement over those.  I'll probably pick up two of whatever is because I'm an addict...unless they are clone wars animated figures.  I'm still trying to not buy those, so if these are of the same ilk, I may be able to save $80. 
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 27, 2008, 09:14 AM
Now that's bold, selling 6 figures without any clue as to who they are, what they look like or where they come from. What's that say about us who buys them sight unseen?
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: jedipurge on May 27, 2008, 11:15 AM
Not that these silo's mean much because we should all remember the last one had the Cantina Han as a silo.  But none the less it's kinda fun to play guess the figure.  That being said starting from left to right:

Repub Comm
unknown-but looks like a hood might be Nilius, spelling?
Comic Bultar Swann-check the wing blown hair
probably Pilot Biggs/somebody using the Dutch body.  check the hose on the right side and they all came with the "Rebel" blaster
stormie minus helmet, the little square dealy thing on the right hip is a give away.
and of course the Evo trooper, backpack and shoulder armor gives him away.


Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Morgbug on May 27, 2008, 11:34 AM

Second from left is a desert sniper or something like that - long rifle, looks to be a wrapped head.  Something Tatooine-ish. 


I'm seeing a lightsaber in the hand of the 3rd from left woman rather than a sniper rifle in the second from left's hand. 

You mean like the first McQuarrie Stormtrooper lightsaber?  Yeah, I can see that. 
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Daigo-Bah on May 27, 2008, 01:56 PM
Well, I was thinking a flare silhouette more like this (though perhaps turned slightly):
(http://www.rebelscum.com/swsaga/SAGAacc-saber-anakinwed.jpg)

Than like this (which seems too full to be that EE pic):
(http://www.rebelscum.com/swsaga/SAGAacc-saber-mcstorm.jpg)

But like others have mentioned, it may be a moot point if they've been known to use old existing photos!
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Jayson on May 27, 2008, 02:01 PM
Well, I was thinking a flare silhouette more like this (though perhaps turned slightly):
(http://www.rebelscum.com/swsaga/SAGAacc-saber-anakinwed.jpg)

Than like this (which seems too full to be that EE pic):
(http://www.rebelscum.com/swsaga/SAGAacc-saber-mcstorm.jpg)

But like others have mentioned, it may be a moot point if they've been known to use old existing photos!

Its actually a silhouette of the Comic Pack Bultar Swan:

(http://images.entertainmentearth.com//AUTOIMAGES/HS87923lg.jpg)



Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Daigo-Bah on May 27, 2008, 02:53 PM
You're right!  Good eye!  Here's a pic where you can see the hair and thigh silhouette details:
(http://www.rebelscum.com/TAC/TACcomic13BS1.jpg)

Edit: looking at the pic again, I'm fairly sure the rightmost figure is an EVO trooper, shown here, and the second from right could be Basso.
(http://www.rebelscum.com/TAC/TAC0809EVO1.jpg)
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: evenflow on May 27, 2008, 03:02 PM
The second from the left is def. Darth Nihilus
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: jedipurge on May 27, 2008, 05:13 PM
Not that these silo's mean much because we should all remember the last one had the Cantina Han as a silo.  But none the less it's kinda fun to play guess the figure.  That being said starting from left to right:

Repub Comm
unknown-but looks like a hood might be Nilius, spelling?
Comic Bultar Swann-check the wing blown hair
probably Pilot Biggs/somebody using the Dutch body.  check the hose on the right side and they all came with the "Rebel" blaster
stormie minus helmet, the little square dealy thing on the right hip is a give away.
and of course the Evo trooper, backpack and shoulder armor gives him away.





Guys c'mon do you doubt my powers.  ;D
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Daigo-Bah on May 27, 2008, 05:36 PM
LOL, somehow I missed your post, purge!  You got 'em!
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 27, 2008, 08:51 PM
Whatever they are, I'm not buying them. I've been boycotting Entertainment Earth ever since they've moved their warehouse away from Los Angeles. I've also found their customer service has gone downhill over the past couple of years.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Greg on May 27, 2008, 08:52 PM
Just curious, is there any reason all of you are trying to guess the pictured figures? It's been proven a couple of times already that the silhouettes EE posts have nothing to do with the final product. Might as well save yourselves some time.

Sorry if I come off as an ass.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Nicklab on May 27, 2008, 08:58 PM
I said the same thing too.  I guess it's just something to do.

I think the second one from the right (in the foreground) might be Basso in Stormtrooper gear.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Jayson on May 27, 2008, 09:18 PM
Yeah, its to pass time, but it also serves a purpose to identify the figures to know what we're not getting.  :P
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on May 28, 2008, 01:56 AM
Just curious, is there any reason all of you are trying to guess the pictured figures? It's been proven a couple of times already that the silhouettes EE posts have nothing to do with the final product. Might as well save yourselves some time.

Sorry if I come off as an ass.

You didn't, as a matter of fact, you nailed it.  There's truth to be found in the shadows, but any actual truth in the shadows in that picture will be revealed during Comic-Con.  Blah blah blah "stay tuned"  blah.  (Sorry.)

...but I will say it's not a KOTOR set.  Or a McQuarrie set.  If you liked our previous sets, you'll probably like this one.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Jesse James on May 28, 2008, 02:28 AM
Is it a "themed" set like the last one?  The Droids are only themed in that they're all droids, but otherwise they were tied by nothing (well, for the most part).  But the last set was obviously Clones with Clone training Mandalorian Instructors.

I dug the themed thing for the last set...  Is it more like that then, in that there's a backstory tying everyone in the set together?
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on May 28, 2008, 01:36 PM
Is it a "themed" set like the last one?  The Droids are only themed in that they're all droids, but otherwise they were tied by nothing (well, for the most part).  But the last set was obviously Clones with Clone training Mandalorian Instructors.

I dug the themed thing for the last set...  Is it more like that then, in that there's a backstory tying everyone in the set together?

A bunch of the same thing is still more or less a theme, they're all creations manufactured by the in-universe company Industrial Automaton (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Industrial_Automaton).  The other sets also had themes-- we did a box of Clone Troopers, a couple of Holiday Jawas, and a mix of Mandalorians to train a Clone army.

I'd say there's a good theme behind this new one.   And it is just one-- a box of six figures, not multiple boxes of several figures like previous exclusives.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Jeff on May 28, 2008, 01:51 PM
So Adam, can we expect a 1-or-2 figure early preview like we got with last year's Elite Forces sets or will we have to wait until SDCC'08 to see the whole set?
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on May 28, 2008, 02:41 PM
Who's to say something hasn't already been revealed?
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: CHEWIE on May 28, 2008, 03:10 PM
Who's to say something hasn't already been revealed?

Such as?
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: ruiner on May 28, 2008, 03:27 PM
Read his first post again.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: JangoTat on May 28, 2008, 03:49 PM
So we are getting a box of droids...
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: CHEWIE on May 28, 2008, 03:58 PM
Read his first post again.

Droids is what I'm guessing he's hinting... but that could mean just about anything... so what's really been revealed?  Yeah, there's a big "droid factory" theme this year, so I suppose it makes sense to do more droids, but I hope it's not astromech related again... I really don't want to see more astro droids at all... 

I do want more droids however, but am more interested in the KOTOR type models... maybe we'll get lucky and see some new sculpts thrown in here. 
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on May 28, 2008, 04:27 PM
Read his first post again.

Droids is what I'm guessing he's hinting... but that could mean just about anything... so what's really been revealed?  Yeah, there's a big "droid factory" theme this year, so I suppose it makes sense to do more droids, but I hope it's not astromech related again... I really don't want to see more astro droids at all... 

I do want more droids however, but am more interested in the KOTOR type models... maybe we'll get lucky and see some new sculpts thrown in here. 

I was specifically referring to the original poster's comment that in our previous 2006 exclusive, "droids aren't a theme."  I say Droids are a theme.   YMMV.   Droids may or may not be in this set-- I'm not at liberty to discuss specifics.   Sorry if I wasn't clear earlier, I was just responding to the poster.

...but yeah, no KOTOR.  Not a big fan.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: jedipurge on May 28, 2008, 06:57 PM
Hmmmm  I do remember that in Q&A Hasbro stated we'd be getting E3PO, U3PO and something else.  Most of us probably assumed it would be within this build a droid that comes with the figures, but perhaps these might be them.  A series of protocal driods.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on May 28, 2008, 08:54 PM
A boxed set of protocol droids would be pretty dull, especially in light of this year's offerings.   E-3PO and U-3PO are both pretty similar to previous releases, so while I personally wouldn't hate seeing them, it wouldn't make for a thrilling boxed set.  Not to poo-poo it, but it doesn't strike me as something collectors, kids, or casual fans would jump on with any sort of fanatical rage.   (And I *love* this stuff.)  Hopefully the final product will tickle your fancy, it's plenty neat.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Nicklab on May 28, 2008, 08:59 PM
Hasbro confirmed that E-3PO will be offered up as a Droid Factory build-a-figure.

I would say that we're most likely looking at a Clone Wars themed box set.  Especially with a September release date.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Daigo-Bah on May 28, 2008, 10:00 PM
Adam, can you at least specify if it's OT, PT, or EU (or a combo)?  I'm getting so sick of the lack of OT lately!
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: JediJman on May 28, 2008, 10:40 PM
Adam, can you at least specify if it's OT, PT, or EU (or a combo)?  I'm getting so sick of the lack of OT lately!

...and can you verify that these match existing 3 & 3/4" figure styles?  Want to make sure these are not Clone Wars Animated figures before ordering.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: CHEWIE on May 28, 2008, 11:18 PM
Read his first post again.

Droids is what I'm guessing he's hinting... but that could mean just about anything... so what's really been revealed?  Yeah, there's a big "droid factory" theme this year, so I suppose it makes sense to do more droids, but I hope it's not astromech related again... I really don't want to see more astro droids at all... 

I do want more droids however, but am more interested in the KOTOR type models... maybe we'll get lucky and see some new sculpts thrown in here. 

I was specifically referring to the original poster's comment that in our previous 2006 exclusive, "droids aren't a theme."  I say Droids are a theme.   YMMV.   Droids may or may not be in this set-- I'm not at liberty to discuss specifics.   Sorry if I wasn't clear earlier, I was just responding to the poster.

...but yeah, no KOTOR.  Not a big fan.

I know you can't go into details... but please tell me it's FORCE UNLEASHED stuff, with a Shaak Ti?   :-*
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on May 29, 2008, 12:36 AM
...and can you verify that these match existing 3 & 3/4" figure styles?  Want to make sure these are not Clone Wars Animated figures before ordering.  Thanks!

That I can verify.  These are not animated-style figures.   As far as I know Hasbro will be limiting that style to Clone Wars for the immediate future.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Jesse James on May 29, 2008, 02:41 AM
I was specifically referring to the original poster's comment that in our previous 2006 exclusive, "droids aren't a theme."  I say Droids are a theme.   YMMV.   Droids may or may not be in this set-- I'm not at liberty to discuss specifics.   Sorry if I wasn't clear earlier, I was just responding to the poster.

...but yeah, no KOTOR.  Not a big fan.

I don't think I was very clear then in my post with my point...

The point of a "theme" to me is maybe better phrased as a "cohesive story".  The astromechs are indeed all droids, and one could stretch their relation to include their manufacturing by the same company, but like my post noted, they're all from separate movies/timelines.

So what I was trying to ask I guess, will these characters all be part of one storyline, like the Mando/Clone sets last year (which I dug how the "story" tied them all together in the set)?  Be it a storyline made up by Hasbro/whoever, or EU, or the films...  I'm just curious if it's like last year's sets with the story then.

I hope that clarifies the question a bit.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 29, 2008, 09:26 AM
I'm enjoying reading everyone go nuts trying to figure anything out about this set. ;D
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Darth Broem on May 29, 2008, 10:12 AM
Yeah, it's been interesting.  Personally I hate it when company's do this crap.  Just say what the damn product is.  Ughh! 
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: CHEWIE on May 29, 2008, 10:27 AM
Yep... and wouldn't it be to their benefit to reveal what it is regarding pre-orders so they don't end up with having them on back order again like they did with the Mando sets?  Maybe it will be revealed at Comic Con at least.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: ctonra on May 29, 2008, 11:35 AM
Yep... and wouldn't it be to their benefit to reveal what it is regarding pre-orders so they don't end up with having them on back order again like they did with the Mando sets?  Maybe it will be revealed at Comic Con at least.
One would think I waited on the Mando set until I saw the whole set and when I was ready to get it the were on back order and it took forever for them to be back in stock.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: ctonra on May 29, 2008, 11:48 AM
There's truth to be found in the shadows,
So what hides in the Shadows????
Bounty Hunters?
scum and villianry?
OR is just going to be 6 random figures in shadow outfits
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Jayson on May 29, 2008, 12:00 PM
Maybe "shadows" is a clue as in more "shadow" figures???  :P

oops, ctonra covered that guess.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: CHEWIE on May 29, 2008, 12:01 PM
Please no more shadow figures... EVER. 
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Muftak on May 29, 2008, 02:22 PM
Shadows of the Empire, then.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: CHEWIE on May 29, 2008, 03:22 PM
^ Doubt it, but I'd be happy with that. 
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Dan on May 29, 2008, 05:00 PM
Maybe the big H will "leak" photos of the set to anotheR site to give Adam May the hand slap they seem to think he deserves. While the connection between Adam (EE) and Adam May (BMF) isn't really a theme, it is a connection.  ;)
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on May 29, 2008, 05:20 PM
Yep... and wouldn't it be to their benefit to reveal what it is regarding pre-orders so they don't end up with having them on back order again like they did with the Mando sets?  Maybe it will be revealed at Comic Con at least.

Yes, it will be revealed at Comic-Con.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: ctonra on May 29, 2008, 05:24 PM
Adam
       Can you point us in which corner of the universe this may be from?
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: David on May 29, 2008, 06:22 PM
Can you point us in which corner of the universe this may be from?

Just a wild guess, but I'm thinking the Star Wars corner.  ::)
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on May 29, 2008, 06:32 PM
Adam
       Can you point us in which corner of the universe this may be from?

I'm actually trying to *not* do that due to the planned Comic-Con reveal by Hasbro.  There's a hint in the image, but odds are it won't help you in your guessing.   At least one of the figures in the shadows is indeed part of the set.  The others, not so much.  Trust me, if I were in a position to tell you what this is, I'd be telling you. 

If you like the kind of things we've done so far, I'd say you will probably like this one.  I'll also say that nothing in the set has been revealed/leaked yet to my knowledge, as the Twi'lek female Rebel pilot's place in the line is still a mystery to me.  (Aaaand if I didn't already say it, I did have input on this one.   Biased fanboy seal o' approval here.)

If you pre-order the set and don't like it after it is revealed, you can always cancel your order with no penalty, or return it.  If someone wants to be in that very first shipment of every item ever made, well, here's the chance.  First-come, first-served.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: CHEWIE on May 29, 2008, 06:40 PM
^ Thanks Adam.

My hope is a TFU set.  Makes sense since the game is coming out in September... plus you seem to be a fan of TFU designs, and if you had some input then I'm guessing you'd be pushing for something like that.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: JediJman on May 29, 2008, 08:42 PM
...and can you verify that these match existing 3 & 3/4" figure styles?  Want to make sure these are not Clone Wars Animated figures before ordering.  Thanks!

That I can verify.  These are not animated-style figures.   As far as I know Hasbro will be limiting that style to Clone Wars for the immediate future.

Thank you AP! And thank you Hasbro!
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: David on May 29, 2008, 08:51 PM
Yeah, FU!

Sorry. Me and my juvenile humor. ::)

Now I'm hoping we get that half-naked Shaak Ti in this set, I'd really enjoy having that figure. She and Yarna would get their own special section in my collection. :)
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Greg on May 29, 2008, 10:27 PM
Would I be on to something if I guessed that this set will contain six rogue characters... perhaps pilots? Maybe a squadron of popular and rebellious characters from both film and EU?
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: JangoTat on May 29, 2008, 10:53 PM
Would I be on to something if I guessed that this set will contain six rogue characters... perhaps pilots? Maybe a squadron of popular and rebellious characters from both film and EU?

Are you guessing that because the only figure there that cant be identified looks like a pilot...yet one we have never seen before due to his wierd looking mushroom cut hairstyle?

If so that was my guess as well.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: David on May 29, 2008, 10:58 PM
I thought we established that the pilot silhouette is Biggs. ???

Would I be on to something if I guessed that this set will contain six rogue characters... perhaps pilots? Maybe a squadron of popular and rebellious characters from both film and EU?

If this does end up being a pilot-themed set, then one of them had better be a half-naked Togruta. >:(
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Greg on May 29, 2008, 11:14 PM
Well, the good Mr. Pawlus said one figure is part of the set.

It would seem that the Evo trooper is being re-released in The Legacy Collection Basic line. I'd rule this guy out as being included in this set.

As for the Republic Commando and what looks to be a Storm Trooper (EVO Trooper as well, I guess), I cannot help but think that EE would not want to sell Clone Trooper focused sets as exclusives for two consecutive years in a row, especially as one is still available.

Bultar Swan, in that outfit, is way to obscure to be in the set I think, unless the theme is the comic Purge. The hard idea to grasp is that the set would most likely require all-new figures if that were the case.

If Darth Nihlus is included then the theme would most likely be KOTOR. This theme would most likely require most of the figures to be new, and that hasn't really been a trend with the EE exclusive sets.

Now, the last figure is the Rebel Pilot. Can't really tell who it is due to the lack of color, but it's definitely based off of the Vander mold. Now, a Rebel pilot theme seems to make the most sense. Pilots, especially Rogue Squadron, have quite the fan following and demand to warrant figures of the characters. Only one or two figures in the set would have to be all-new, if even that many, and that would fit the precedent set by the Mandolorian Exclusive sets of last year. This seems like the most likely idea because it would be easy to create all-new characters desired by fans, which would lead to many sets being sold.

Mr. Pawlus, might I be on the right track here? 

Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: CHEWIE on May 30, 2008, 01:38 AM
I could see it being pilots since it would be a very low investment for Hasbro to reuse existing molds, but I'm all piloted out...
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 30, 2008, 09:12 AM
I'd love a pilot theme. They haven't made nearly enough Yavin pilots.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 30, 2008, 11:01 AM
I would reckon they would take advantage of the new Hoth evo mold as well in this set to have a combination like the astromech sets. Some old molds and some newer. My guess is Red Leader & Wedge Hoth will be part of the pack should they be all pilots.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: CHEWIE on May 30, 2008, 11:22 AM
I'm sure that pilots would be welcome by a lot of collectors, but isn't two Evolution sets of pilots in the same year enough?
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: darthjaybay on May 30, 2008, 01:42 PM
I'm sure that pilots would be welcome by a lot of collectors, but isn't two Evolution sets of pilots in the same year enough?

Yes, BUT only one of the six pilots are from the movies.  So I dont really count those sets.  Dont want to start an EU arguement, not my intent here.  Just to point out that there are MANY movie pilots to be made!

Really, a rogue squadron or just movie pilot set would make my year!!!  Its been a HORRIBLE year for movie product, its been virtually non-existant!
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: CHEWIE on May 30, 2008, 01:49 PM
Oh now worries at all.  I guess since I have about 20 of the Dutch Vander figure, I just don't need many more orange suited rebels...

Give me a new, fatter Porkins though and I'd be pleased.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: darthjaybay on May 30, 2008, 01:51 PM
Or use that new Wes jansen mold and give us a Dak and wedge... i would LOVE that!
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: jedipurge on May 30, 2008, 07:12 PM
Just don't mold the damn skull cap to their head  >:(
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: commandernarra on May 30, 2008, 10:36 PM
There were also many rumour lists at the start of the year that featured rebel pilots, like Pops and red leader, and Hasbro mentioned getting a new Wedge out this year, so this could be the place for some of 'em. Just hope that Dutch sculpt is use on only one or two of them(perfer not at all) and the rest are the evo snowspeeder pilots.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 31, 2008, 09:25 AM
I'm sure that pilots would be welcome by a lot of collectors, but isn't two Evolution sets of pilots in the same year enough?

For me, no.

Like a I said, we're woefully behind in the pilot department. I'd be happy with one Yavin, Hoth or Endor pilot per wave for a while. But, that's me.  8)
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: evenflow on May 31, 2008, 05:31 PM
I was never excited by pilots.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: JangoTat on May 31, 2008, 05:40 PM
It's funny, since we have mentioned pilots Adam has not responded. Coincidence? ::)
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on May 31, 2008, 07:49 PM
It's funny, since we have mentioned pilots Adam has not responded. Coincidence? ::)

Probably.  Adam's weird like that, sleeping in one the weekends and not checking the forums and all. :)

Just look at it from where I sit.  At this point, I really am in no position to give any additional hints.  Even saying "mmmmmaybe" or "no, try again!" would be more than I can do.  Sorry I can't say more!

Here's hoping you dig it, etc. etc. 
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Scott on May 31, 2008, 07:52 PM
Here's hoping you dig it, etc. etc. 

I think this a clue...a clue that means we are getting and army of Ice Cream Maker Men, complete with various Scoops...I can dig it
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 31, 2008, 08:36 PM
Sweet.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Jesse James on June 1, 2008, 12:52 AM
High F'n time on that one... 

On the pilots thing...  Uh, yeah, I'm not burned out on those yet either.  No Red Leader, no human B-Winger (yet), no accurate ROTJ Y-Winger, no actual Arvel Crynyd (yet), no Black X-WInger from ROTJ who rocked, no "generic" blue emblem w/black visory ANH pilot, and...

Not one average height pilot with above-average articulation.  The "Dutch" body's overused and too tall, and LUke's too small.  The original Wedge is average sized, but way underarticulated.

So yeah, for me there's a LONG way to go on pilots...  A SA, and proper scaled Wedge Antilles anyone?  Yes, I would buy Wedgie for a 4th time.

Lots of room here yet.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 1, 2008, 09:45 AM
Not one average height pilot with above-average articulation.  The "Dutch" body's overused and too tall, and Luke's too small.  The original Wedge is average sized, but way underarticulated.

You hit it right there. That's why I'm mildly disappointed with the Evo sets, you'd figure a new standard body would be in there. At least we're getting the Snowspeeder body in that regard.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: obi-dad on June 1, 2008, 12:23 PM
Well, if it's a pilot set and has a new "average"-sized body, I'd be all for it.  I got the astromech sets, but they were the only ones I've bought so far.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: CHEWIE on June 1, 2008, 07:08 PM
If these are pilot sets and have some Snowspeeder pilots, I might be interested.  Or if they're a few aliens in the mix.  That would be cool.

But, I could see it being the generic human Rogue Squadron instead, with a whole bunch of Dutch/Luke bodies, which would be b-o-r-i-n-g... after all, that's just a group of dudes in the same suit... army builders are just that of course, but if there's nothing new to these other than the heads, I don't think that's exciting or worth my money.

Give me some all new Rebel Fleet Troopers instead.  Or a damn Rebel Trooper Evolution set while we're at it... not more pilots.  We're getting enough Rebel pilots this year as it is... part of the reason I feel this way is because the current Rebel Fleet Trooper and Hoth Rebel suck, and we're already getting two pilot Evolution sets anyways....  generic Rebel Troopers are in far greater need of new sculpts, availability, etc.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Jesse James on June 1, 2008, 08:41 PM
Would not getting more Rebel Pilots mean we're getting Rebel soldiers?

I doubt it...  I do think we'll get our Rebel fix, which is insanely overdue at this point, but I just doubt Hasbro would go the Evolutions route on it.  The reason being, the Honor Guard didn't do so bad at retail and I think they would want to milk any new trooper as basic figures...

Headswapped pilots though?  I can see those as multi-packs, be they Evolutions, Entertainment Earth exclusives, or whatever. 

If they're Dutch and LUke bodies though?  Meh...  Disappointing, and likely a pass unless they're pretty spectacular accessory-wise and headsculpt-wise.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: CHEWIE on June 1, 2008, 10:12 PM
Would not getting more Rebel Pilots mean we're getting Rebel soldiers?

Not unless we see some Rebel soldiers too... i.e. NEW Rebel Fleet Troopers, NEW Hoth Rebels, NEW Mon Calamari Soldiers, etc... even Bespin Guards.


I doubt it...  I do think we'll get our Rebel fix, which is insanely overdue at this point, but I just doubt Hasbro would go the Evolutions route on it.  The reason being, the Honor Guard didn't do so bad at retail and I think they would want to milk any new trooper as basic figures...

Let's hope new ones are in the works.  I'd say that these are about tops on my list now for desired resculpts.  Evolutions would be ideal I'd say, but who knows.  They really could make two sets out of it -

Set One
- Naboo Guard (new, SA, removable helmet, etc.)
- Rebel Fleet Trooper (new, SA, removable helmet, etc.)
- Hoth Rebel (new, SA, removable helmet, etc.)

Set Two
- Senate Guard (new, SA, removable helmet, etc.)
- Rebel Fleet Trooper (head variant from Set One)
- Mon Calamari Trooper (new, SA, removable helmet, etc.)

I'd be fine with regular carded figures too of course.  The Evolutions would just be a great way to army build the stuff.



Headswapped pilots though?  I can see those as multi-packs, be they Evolutions, Entertainment Earth exclusives, or whatever. 

If they're Dutch and LUke bodies though?  Meh...  Disappointing, and likely a pass unless they're pretty spectacular accessory-wise and headsculpt-wise.

See, if they're just headswaps from old molds, I really doubt I'd be interested too (and that's what I'm expecting if these are pilots)... another lame, cheap, lazy way of getting more money out of us.  No offense to EE, because I think it's great they get exclusives, I'd just like to see something more "original" out of Hasbro for such internet offerings.  Their track history isn't too impressive.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Jesse James on June 2, 2008, 01:04 AM
I don't think you got what I meant...

What I was saying, was that you're implying that because we're getting Rebel Pilots, that somehow it's causing us not to get Rebel Soldiers.  Nobody knows that information but Hasbro folks, and ultimately I think they really don't have much to do with one another.

If the EE sets are pilots using current pilot bodies with new heads (all hypothetical of course), I'll be as disappointed as the next guy...  The current bodies aren't either good enough IMO (Dutch body), or they're too specific (Vintage Luke's).  The Luke body is good for a guy who is small in stature, but the majority of guys aren't small in stature.  The Luke body is good with a female chest though, as females generally are smaller than men, and so a small man figure can, at least in part, work as a woman figure...

Basically, I'm ok with re-using parts if they make for a quality (poseable/well sculpted) figure.

Now, back to the original point though...  Does a Pilots evolution set (with a 2nd set of new heads) really mean we're not going to get Rebel Troopers?  Of course not.  It's like saying we know we didn't get Bom Vimdin because we got Miyoom Onith or something like that.

I want Rebel Troopers too...  Considering I think everyone's seen my signature for years now when everyone told me, "That figure's good enough", back when people thought the line itself was "good enough", I believe I've pretty much had the demand for new Rebel Troopers covered years ago...  Easily my most wanted 3 figures in the modern line, and they've been my most wanted 3 figures for a bit.

The point remains, I think we'll get new Rebel Troopers someday, and in the meantime I'm enjoying seeing NEW Rebel pilots in the Evolutions sets.  They rock.

Should the Entertainment Earth sets be Rebel Pilots too, I hope they're pretty nice...  They're at least generally priced well enough (for exclusives) that they're not too expensive should they have a flaw here or there.  I know the lack of arm articulation on a couple of the Mandalorians really sucked but it didn't ruin the purchase to me.

Anyhoo, the point is there isn't really an argument against new Rebel Troopers...  Just that, well, these two things really don't have much to do with one another.  Getting one doesn't mean we didn't get the other in it's place, and ultimately I hold that Hasbro would likely save Rebel Troopers for basic release...  Army builders and all, why not?  Can you sell that many Rebel Pilots as basic figures in one year though?  Not likely, but you can pack 'em 3 to a box and sell it for $20.  You can sell new, great Rebel Soldiers for $8 a piece though I bet, so why cut into your profit?
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Brian on June 2, 2008, 09:38 AM
High F'n time on that one... 

On the pilots thing...  Uh, yeah, I'm not burned out on those yet either.  No Red Leader, no human B-Winger (yet), no accurate ROTJ Y-Winger, no actual Arvel Crynyd (yet), no Black X-WInger from ROTJ who rocked, no "generic" blue emblem w/black visory ANH pilot, and...

Not one average height pilot with above-average articulation.  The "Dutch" body's overused and too tall, and LUke's too small.  The original Wedge is average sized, but way underarticulated.

So yeah, for me there's a LONG way to go on pilots...  A SA, and proper scaled Wedge Antilles anyone?  Yes, I would buy Wedgie for a 4th time.

Lots of room here yet.

Good points Jesse.  I'm in the boat that's all about more Rebel pilots as well.  It would be nice if we got some non-Dutch/non-Luke bodies for them, as they are overused or pretty specific, so hopefully that will be the case in the future (or at least a mix of sizes).  I think we all want to see those all-new Rebel soldiers (RFT, Hoth, Endor), but like it was mentioned, those will likely be in the basic line.  Like Jesse said, the Honor Guards sold pretty well - and I think the "main" soldiers (which have built up some pretty serious demand by this point) - would be even better at retail.  As neat as an Evolutions set would be, they'll probably spread them out.  I also think that Hasbro is going to finally start getting to these in the next year or two, at least I hope so.  We're long overdue.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: CHEWIE on June 2, 2008, 10:11 AM
I don't think you got what I meant...

What I was saying, was that you're implying that because we're getting Rebel Pilots, that somehow it's causing us not to get Rebel Soldiers.  Nobody knows that information but Hasbro folks, and ultimately I think they really don't have much to do with one another.

No, I don't think you are understanding me on this.  I never said, nor implied that this was pushing troops to the backburner.


Now, back to the original point though...  Does a Pilots evolution set (with a 2nd set of new heads) really mean we're not going to get Rebel Troopers?  Of course not.  It's like saying we know we didn't get Bom Vimdin because we got Miyoom Onith or something like that.

Again, never said that or meant to imply it.


You can sell new, great Rebel Soldiers for $8 a piece though I bet, so why cut into your profit?

Why even do the Evolution sets at all then?  Wouldn't the Fett figures have sold just fine on single cards?  Why did Hasbro ever create the Clone Evolution sets?  Why cut into your profit?  Why, why, why?  :P


Personally, I don't care what format they release more Rebel troopers.  I'd just like to see them make some new sculpts and make them available one way or the other.


I'd be fine with regular carded figures too of course.  The Evolutions would just be a great way to army build the stuff.

^ Again, like I said earlier - I don't care how they really come out.  Carded figures would be fine.  I'd prefer Evolutions, but the format doesn't matter.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Jesse James on June 2, 2008, 04:05 PM
I never said, nor implied that this was pushing troops to the backburner.

A quote from above for clairty:
Give me some all new Rebel Fleet Troopers instead.  Or a damn Rebel Trooper Evolution set while we're at it... not more pilots.

My responses have been to that CHEWIE...  I took that to imply we're getting one (pilots) in the place of another (Rebel soldiers), and I just don't see the ties.  Like I said, I think Hasbro would sell the Rebel soldiers individually.  Filler for any given wave...  Rebel Pilots on the other hand are figures that can re-use some parts and work better together in a 3-pack format with some new heads.

Regardless though, putting the two together is what gave the implication that one cancels the other out, but I guess it was just random wishlist insertion instead...  Obviously you can see that's more than a tad confusing though. 

My only point is, we could be getting Rebel Soldiers this year, or early next year for all we know, and that we should just enjoy the obscurity of the Rebel Pilots sets in the meantime because one has nothing to do with the other...  Even if you're not into them, they're not really cutting into getting something else.

Pilots are the tougher sell individually...  Biggs Pilot didn't sell horridly, but he didn't exactly fly (no pun) off shelves either.  I think they're a "fan wank" to use the term, as I think the majority of collectors like getting new pilots, so it's something good Hasbro's trying to do for us by offering them in 2 3-packs of somewhat limited release (at least for me Evolutions tend to come and go quickly).

Rebel soldiers on the other hand, are likely to do significantly better on their own...  I don't think we're NOT getting them because of the pilots sets, and I think we're likely to get them soon (I hope). 

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Why even do the Evolution sets at all then?  Wouldn't the Fett figures have sold just fine on single cards?

I think, to Hasbro, Fett's are like Vader...  You put them out, you have the molds, you re-use them again and again at various point.  I don't know that they look at Rebel soldiers the same way...  I wish they did because I'd love Honor Guards with new heads maybe, or a new SA Hoth soldier with slight decoration variants, etc.  I just don't know if Hasbro looks at them the same way as they do Boba and Jango, who they can whore till the cows come home.

Again though, I'm not arguing with you on a Rebel Soldier evolutions set idea...  I'd love it.  As a matter of fact I think I might have been the first person to ever even suggest it during the first run of Evolutions sets in 2005.  It's a cool idea to me, but at this point I think Hasbro maybe disagrees.  I can't recall if they've addressed it in Q&A's or not, for someone to check out.

And I'm also agreeing with you on the re-use of Luke (for males) and Dutch on any and every Rebel Pilot...  Wedge sucks because of the Dutch body, I think Zev's goofy tall because of it.  I hate that too, and if the Entertainment Earth sets wind up (hypothetically) being Dutch bodies with new heads, I'm totally disappointed in that...  Just like you.

I won't say, "boy I wish we'd gotten a new set of Rebel soldiers instead of this crap", though because that's like saying, "boy I wish we'd gotten a scale AT-AT instead", to me.  It doesn't jive with the patterns, is perhaps the point I'm going for here then.  And I'd be disappointed with Saga Endor Rebels and POTJ Fleet Troopers with new heads too.  So I'll just keep wishing for new Rebel soldiers in some format (I'd love an Evolutions set, but I'm not hopeful on that, and I'll be more than content with basic figures), and in the meantime I'll hope that the Entertainment Earth set is something cool, but I'll accept that it's likely to be at least 50% re-used molds from something or other, because that's the pattern.

And if the EE sets are Rebel Pilots, I hope they use the new bodies like Tycho's, or the Evolutions pilots.  That would rock to me, even if the pilots were generic head sculpts, or various aliens throughout.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: CHEWIE on June 2, 2008, 04:16 PM
It's all good Jesse.  We pretty much just want the same thing - a kickass Star Wars line filled with accuracy, variety, great army builders, etc. :)
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Jesse James on June 2, 2008, 04:28 PM
Exactly...  I think we were on the same page more than we weren't there.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Daigo-Bah on June 2, 2008, 06:32 PM
Hmmm- if this were a pilot set to accommodate all of the types we've gotten so far: such as Ten Nunb body with human head and red flightsuit, an alternate head Arvel, maybe one Zev body with new head, and a snowspeeder pilot or two... That would rule.  The key I think is making sure that there isn't one body sculpt for 8 figures or something.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 2, 2008, 07:09 PM
Hell, I'd like to see them use a lot of the Tycho body with new colors to maybe get the X-wing or B-wing pilots.  They may just need some different legs.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: CHEWIE on June 2, 2008, 10:03 PM
After all this pilot speculating, watch it end up being Rebel Troopers.   :P
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: JangoTat on June 2, 2008, 11:48 PM
After all this pilot speculating, watch it end up being Rebel Troopers.   :P

or neither of them.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 3, 2008, 12:09 AM
A six pack of ewoks.  Maybe there will finally be a wokling.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: CHEWIE on June 3, 2008, 12:19 AM
6-pk of Nemoidian Warriors.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 3, 2008, 12:23 AM
Did Jar-Jar have 6 different outfits in the prequels?   :o
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: JesseVader08 on June 3, 2008, 01:51 AM
Did Jar-Jar have 6 different outfits in the prequels?   :o

You could go to hell for thinking like that.  >:(
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: ruiner on June 3, 2008, 08:31 AM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/5-08/EE_08mysterypack.jpg)

So in Adam's most recent QNA, he mentioned that one of the figures shown really is in the box set.  Any guesses as to which one?

Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 3, 2008, 08:42 AM
My guess is the second figure from the right.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 3, 2008, 09:19 AM
We also have to think about the easiest most inexpensive thing for EE to have made. The AOTC clones were simple re-paints, as were the Droids. The Mandalor packs were a step up with some new head sculpts, on rehashed bodies. I'd hope it's conceivable that they could get a new body to use for all six figures with new head sculpts for each.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Darth Broem on June 3, 2008, 10:56 AM
They are going to be 6 brand new SA skiff guards/Jabba Palace goons!  I am guessing something to do with the EU with a clonetrooper or 2 added in for good measure. 
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: evenflow on June 3, 2008, 12:13 PM
They are going to be 6 brand new SA skiff guards/Jabba Palace goons!   

That would be a dream!
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: David on June 3, 2008, 12:17 PM
I wouldn't mind a set of Purge comic Jedi, actually.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: ruiner on June 3, 2008, 12:29 PM
It's definitely EU themed.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Scott on June 3, 2008, 01:05 PM
A six pack of ewoks.  Maybe there will finally be a wokling.
Finally...

(http://starwarsblog.starwars.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/leektar.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: ctonra on June 3, 2008, 01:08 PM
So in Adam's most recent QNA, he mentioned that one of the figures shown really is in the box set.  Any guesses as to which one?

My quess is the one up front, the bald looking trooper.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: CHEWIE on June 3, 2008, 01:30 PM
I'm hoping, really hoping for TFU related. 
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: jedipurge on June 3, 2008, 02:23 PM
So in Adam's most recent QNA, he mentioned that one of the figures shown really is in the box set.  Any guesses as to which one?

My quess is the one up front, the bald looking trooper.
I'm hoping, really hoping for TFU related. 

You heard from me first folks it's both.  The M&M stormies are on the way from EE  ;D. 
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on June 3, 2008, 03:10 PM
Who doesn't love M&Ms?

Also, our exclusive is now up for pre-order on our web site:
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87923
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: jedipurge on June 3, 2008, 04:43 PM
Who doesn't love M&Ms?

Also, our exclusive is now up for pre-order on our web site:
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87923

That a yes Adam?  ;D  Check previous thread if any doubts that the M&M's will strike.

http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=16417.30

I have foreseen it, his love for M&M stormtroopers will be his undoing.  He will bring them to EE and EE will deliver them to me  :P
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on June 3, 2008, 05:57 PM
That a yes Adam?  ;D  Check previous thread if any doubts that the M&M's will strike.

http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=16417.30

I have foreseen it, his love for M&M stormtroopers will be his undoing.  He will bring them to EE and EE will deliver them to me  :P

It'd be neat if it was, wasn't it?   It's just another non-answer.    I just love free candy and needed an excuse to pose that link. :)  (As many people were emailing me asking OH MAN WHEN IS IT GOING FOR SALE ON THE SITE.)

But hey, keep guessing.   Discussion is good, if there's a lot of buzz for something that isn't being done, you never know who is watching these forums for future product ideas.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 4, 2008, 12:32 AM
(http://starwarsblog.starwars.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/leektar.jpg)

Crap...forgot about that one.    :P
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 4, 2008, 12:37 AM
While I doubt this is a possibility, I would love it if this box set was based around The Force Unleashed game and it was a vehicle by which we'd be able to get characters like Shaak Ti and Proxy.

They could include repaints of the Evo Trooper, Jump Trooper and two of those Stormtrooper Commanders (just like the 2" Force Unleashed set) and that would make six figures in the set.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: JediJman on June 4, 2008, 01:52 AM
I would love it we'd get some information/hints on at least the theme or one of the characters.  i'm sure some peole get into the hype and speculation, but frankly, the longer this sort of speculation drags on and on without us knowing, the less interested I get - regardless of whatever the set turns out to be.   :-\
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Jesse James on June 4, 2008, 02:00 AM
That's kinda my feeling why I was asking about the theme(s) being tied together based on some EU fiction ala the last pack, or no...  Ultimately though unless it's something neat enough I think I might pass, and as time drags on I'm less interested.  If I could get in on a group buy locally I'd be more commital to it, but without that I'm caring a lot less about this...

Now if it comes out and it's awesomeness, great...   :)  But in the meantime I'm bored.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: jedi_master_sal on June 4, 2008, 09:17 AM
That's kinda my feeling why I was asking about the theme(s) being tied together based on some EU fiction ala the last pack, or no...  Ultimately though unless it's something neat enough I think I might pass, and as time drags on I'm less interested.  If I could get in on a group buy locally I'd be more commital to it, but without that I'm caring a lot less about this...

Now if it comes out and it's awesomeness, great...   :)  But in the meantime I'm bored.

Ditto those sentiments Jesse.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: CHEWIE on June 4, 2008, 10:36 AM
While I doubt this is a possibility, I would love it if this box set was based around The Force Unleashed game and it was a vehicle by which we'd be able to get characters like Shaak Ti and Proxy.

They could include repaints of the Evo Trooper, Jump Trooper and two of those Stormtrooper Commanders (just like the 2" Force Unleashed set) and that would make six figures in the set.

Makes sense to me.

Heck, throw in a Felucian Warrior too.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: jedi_master_sal on June 4, 2008, 12:49 PM
While I doubt this is a possibility, I would love it if this box set was based around The Force Unleashed game and it was a vehicle by which we'd be able to get characters like Shaak Ti and Proxy.

They could include repaints of the Evo Trooper, Jump Trooper and two of those Stormtrooper Commanders (just like the 2" Force Unleashed set) and that would make six figures in the set.

Makes sense to me.

Heck, throw in a Felucian Warrior too.

Yeah, now that would make a nice set.
Warrior Shaaki Ti is SO needed, and MORE so for Proxy. If that fig never comes out, I'll prolly use an EPI 3-PO and custom it heavily.

Oh and don't forget this guy:
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Kazdan_Paratus

And maybe this fellow?:
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Kento
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Rob on June 4, 2008, 05:43 PM
Anyone here insane enough to pre-order something based on a silhouette? 
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: ruiner on June 4, 2008, 05:55 PM
My level of sanity won't permit a purchase after they've been revealed.

Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: JangoTat on June 4, 2008, 08:12 PM
Anyone here insane enough to pre-order something based on a silhouette? 

A silhouette that is not even based on what we are getting...except for one.... ::)
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Ghost of QG on June 4, 2008, 09:28 PM
I think it is a Pilot 6 pack and here's why. In the new Rebellion comic there is a squadron of B-Wings referred to as Dagger Squadron. Ok. Now on Hasbro's website they have an instruction pamphlet for a Dagger Squadron B-Wing. On one of the pages it says you can customize it 4 different ways and tells you the pilots names:


Lt. Netrem Pollard(Squadron Leader), Black Dagger
Vin Nothos,Scarlet Dagger
Callen Troyt, Gold Dagger
Nera Dantels, Blue Dagger


Here's the PDF link:
http://www.hasbro.com/common/instruct/87764.pdf


Just an FYI to you guys. Whatcha think?

Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Nicklab on June 4, 2008, 10:30 PM
I'm sure there will be PLENTY of these sets available to pre-order once the lineup gets revealed at Comic Con.  Sorry to be a killjoy Adam.  ;D
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 5, 2008, 09:38 AM
I'm not worried about a sell out. I'm gonna wait until they are revealed. Though a B-Wing pilot six-pack could be cool, I'd rather have basic X-wing pilots.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: ctonra on June 5, 2008, 11:08 AM
I am tring to think this out
We know from the B-wing Dagger instruction sheet there are a list of four pilots
one is going to have to come with the ship we know that.   
that would leave three
and the EE pack is for six,  so who would the other three be?  does anyone follow the rebellion comic book? are there three other figs that stand out in that story arc?
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Ghost of QG on June 5, 2008, 11:09 AM
Maybe that Wedge figure and a couple of Astromechs(like those are in short supply in 2008)
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: CHEWIE on June 5, 2008, 11:14 AM
^ A couple astromechs in there would make sense.  I actually wouldn't mind seeing a couple new ones if they used a good mold for them.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: ctonra on June 5, 2008, 02:46 PM
Pilots and Droids would mess with the Walmart Exclusive Droid factory
3 pilots and there Astromechs

Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: ctonra on June 5, 2008, 02:49 PM
Looking at EE shadow picture again the fig that is up front could be the Falleen pilot Callen Troyt: Gold Dagger.   
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: jedi_master_sal on June 5, 2008, 03:24 PM
I'm not worried about a sell out. I'm gonna wait until they are revealed. Though a B-Wing pilot six-pack could be cool, I'd rather have basic X-wing pilots.

Heck I still haven't bought the  Mandos. B-wing Pilots can sit awhile for me before I buy them. Especially if they're EU. I buy some EU here and there, but I'm not thrilled with all of it that I have to have everything that comes from it.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: darthjaybay on June 5, 2008, 03:26 PM
I honestly was about to preorder this set today (thinking it was OT Rogue squadron), but now that I see it could be some EU set where i have no idea who these pilots are... I think I will hold off now until it is revealed.  PLEASE no more EU pilot sets!!!  Most of the two evolution Pilots sets are hooking up the EU guys with their pilots, lets give the OT guys their sets now!  There are MANY OT pilots that need to be made: SA Wedge, Dak, Snowspeeder luke, Red Leader, Tiree, Grizz Fix... list goes on and on.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 5, 2008, 05:05 PM
Anyone here insane enough to pre-order something based on a silhouette? 

I am. I ordered two sets. EE has not disappointed me thus far with their exclusives. If it does turn out to be those B-Wing pilots I would have to say thats a bit weak as there are far more popular and known characters that deserve the plastic treatment first.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Darth Broem on June 6, 2008, 01:00 AM
My whole thing is why not just what the hell the product is?  I don't get that really.  I guess it's definately created interest as we are trying to guess what it is.  Maybe they think if you order it you won't cancel it no matter what it turns out to be?  I just never understood why companies do stuff like this?   I can see keeping it a secret if it's stuff based on a new movie and they don't want characters revealed yet.  But I doubt that is what this is.  Sideshow does this crap every now and then to.  The will show you little teases of the upcoming product.  Just cut the crap and show the freaking product allready.  I guess I am impatient  ::)
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: evenflow on June 6, 2008, 09:03 AM
I ordered a set, the thought of EU pilots excites me more thn OT. We may get some cool characters.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: JediJman on June 7, 2008, 11:39 PM
Anyone here insane enough to pre-order something based on a silhouette? 

I'm going to buy this no matter what - I buy two or more of EVERYTHING they come out with.  But even I am waiting to see what the heck it is before I put money on it.  ITs not like they're going to sell out before the announce it. 
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Jedi_Knight_Cenvax on June 8, 2008, 03:23 PM
the 3rd to the left could be shadowspawn but yet again its  most likely not
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 8, 2008, 06:37 PM
I think the guess that it could be characters from Dagger Squadron is the best guess yet.

Remembering that they have the VTSC Luke body, the Tycho Chelchu A-Wing pilot body and all of the bodies that will be in the two Rebel pilots Evolutions sets, I'm sure they could cobble together those four pilots that are mentioned in the instruction sheet for stickering your Dagger Squadron B-Wing for the correct pilot.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: iFett on June 8, 2008, 07:43 PM
Notice how AP hasn't showed up in the past few days?   hmmmm..
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on June 8, 2008, 09:14 PM
Notice how AP hasn't showed up in the past few days?   hmmmm..

That's right, how rude of me, what with my being out of town for the back half of the week and all. :)  Blah blah blah not kotor blah blah blah if you liked the old ones blah blah mandies blah blah I love Jolt.  There we go, it's like I never left.

Seriously, at this point, whichever tracks you're on-- right or wrong-- are things I can't comment on.  All I can do is watch you guys until the announcement is made, or post about how I'm watching until the announcement is made.  Which is seriously exciting stuff.  Sorry guys!
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: JediJman on June 8, 2008, 09:14 PM
Notice how AP hasn't showed up in the past few days?   hmmmm..

That is bizarre.  Its almost as though he takes a break on the weekends.  Weirdo.   ;)
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Greg on June 8, 2008, 10:59 PM
Mr. Pawlus, you're starting to sound like Hasbro with all this 'no comment' gibberish! Must be a virus or something...
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: David on June 8, 2008, 11:25 PM
Seriously, at this point, whichever tracks you're on-- right or wrong-- are things I can't comment on. 

Toydarians! :D
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 9, 2008, 12:15 AM
Mr. Pawlus, you're starting to sound like Hasbro with all this 'no comment' gibberish! Must be a virus or something...

Cut the guy some slack.  He cannot comment until the big reveal at comicon.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Greg on June 9, 2008, 06:28 AM
Mr. Pawlus, you're starting to sound like Hasbro with all this 'no comment' gibberish! Must be a virus or something...

Cut the guy some slack.  He cannot comment until the big reveal at comicon.

Does my post come off as too serious? I could throw in some of those smiley faces, if that would help for easier reading.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 9, 2008, 06:35 PM
Sorry if I misread it Greg, it just seems that sometimes people like to whine in the forums.

It can get a bit tedious and I feel bad for the guy because he always gets hounded about the EE stuff, and Adam does a pretty good job of answering questions.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Greg on June 9, 2008, 08:02 PM
It's cool Mr. Fury. It wasn't meant as complaining, cuz I'd hate for Mr. Pawlus to lose his job. But yeah, people like Mr. Pawlus and also Darth Chuck (the Target employee... the "inside man", if you will) are valuable assets to the forums, so I'd be thanking them before complaining about their assistance. I was merely pointing out Mr. Pawlus using one of Hasbro's favorite lines: "No Comment."
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: JediJman on June 9, 2008, 08:32 PM
...and also Darth Chuck (the Target employee... the "inside man", if you will) are valuable assets to the forums...

I think there's a number of guys on here that might be more helpful with Target information than Darth Chuck.  If you want the straight scoop on anything Target related, you should check in with Grandmoffnick.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on June 10, 2008, 03:03 AM
Seriously, at this point, whichever tracks you're on-- right or wrong-- are things I can't comment on.

Toydarians! :D

Hey, nobody can catch Zlato.

<snip>
I was merely pointing out Mr. Pawlus using one of Hasbro's favorite lines: "No Comment."

*looks back* Well, it looks like at least I didn't use the phrase "no comment" exactly.   I suppose I could've penned something in blank verse but I've never been particularly good at replicating iambic pentameter.   (But yeah, you don't have to talk like I'm not here... I do read these forums ya know...)  I'm not shy about sharing information when I can get away with it.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 10, 2008, 09:55 AM
Adam, I have a question for you:

Why only one pack this year? All of your past exclusives had 2 different deco packs. Was it a production capacity issue from Hasbro with the CW stuff coming or EE just scaling back with a soft economy to play it safe?

Just curious.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on June 10, 2008, 12:49 PM
Adam, I have a question for you:

Why only one pack this year? All of your past exclusives had 2 different deco packs. Was it a production capacity issue from Hasbro with the CW stuff coming or EE just scaling back with a soft economy to play it safe?

Just curious.

The nature of this set and the tooling used didn't really lend itself to a variant.  (That and Battle Damage probably wouldn't have been too exciting for these figures.) There's also a good amount of new, character-specific tooling here.  The Star Wars line in 2008-- well, after July-- will be anything BUT soft, as there's a lot of great stuff coming out for fans to buy in he mid- to high-end toy arena.   Once you see what the exclusive is, if you like it, you'll probably immediately see why two different deco packs probably wouldn't have been too great for fans.  I usually like to say "more is better" but in this case, what comes in the box will be a good selection.

If you look at the web site, we're doing a decent amount of exclusives this year-- Funko, Round 5, Diamond Select, Bif Bang Pow, Acme Archives, other stuff I'm not yet at liberty to announce, and so on.   I think we're actually probably doing more exclusive products in 2008 than any previous year I've been at the company, it's just with a big range of stuff and not all Star Wars.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 10, 2008, 03:10 PM
Got it.
Thanks for the response. I look forward to it as I have purchased your exclusives every year and have always been happy with them. I already ordered two sets last week, when do we get the one teaser figure image before SDCC?
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Daigo-Bah on June 10, 2008, 05:15 PM
Hmmm, character-specific tooling and lack of battle damage.  So droids are out, and likely no pilots either?  Would all female characters make sense?  Battle damage wouldn't work with female characters.  Going by the teaser image, you could probably eliminate the troopers and maybe pilot as contenders then.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on June 10, 2008, 05:47 PM
Got it.
Thanks for the response. I look forward to it as I have purchased your exclusives every year and have always been happy with them. I already ordered two sets last week, when do we get the one teaser figure image before SDCC?

The teaser image is in the shadows-- we just don't tell you which one it is.   Any guesses at this point are kinda on your own, unfortunately.

Hmmm, character-specific tooling and lack of battle damage.  So droids are out, and likely no pilots either?  Would all female characters make sense?  Battle damage wouldn't work with female characters.  Going by the teaser image, you could probably eliminate the troopers and maybe pilot as contenders then.

Anything can be battle-damaged.  A figure's armor can be redecorated quite easily, soft goods can be torn, droids can have energy blasts (I had an idea sketched out to do painted-on energy damage on a figure like what they did with Transformers Universe a few years ago), pilots have all sorts of smudges on the helmets and/or dirty flight suits.  There are lots of interesting ways to paint the chest control unit thing to make it look like it got blasted.   It's just that battle-damage deco isn't always compelling, especially if clean and dirty versions are sold side-by-side.  I don't think people would have been particularly pleased to have had the Republic Elite Forces come out in standard and dirty/damaged versions all at once, for example.  But maybe they would-- variety is nice to have.

I'd loooooove to see some battle-damaged astromech and protocol droids some day...
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Nicklab on June 18, 2008, 12:07 PM
So can we expect some sneak-peek images of this set as we creep towards SDCC Adam?  That's what we had last year with the Mandalorians.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: jedi_master_sal on June 18, 2008, 03:27 PM
So can we expect some sneak-peek images of this set as we creep towards SDCC Adam?  That's what we had last year with the Mandalorians.

From the sounds of it, showing one of them will pretty much give up who the rest are in the set.
That makes me strongly believe these are pilots of some sort.

Someone mentioned Rogue Squadron. That would be cool. Make those that have not been done before. or make Hoth pilots when only the X-wing pilot uniform of a character has been made before and vice versa.

I think it would be nice to see actual MOVIE characters made instead of the EU pilots we are already getting in the EVO set. (Though I wouldn't mind Wraith squadron.)
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 19, 2008, 09:27 AM
Someone observed that the question mark is on the Brasso silhouette. Could that be the hint?
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Daigo-Bah on June 19, 2008, 10:01 AM

Anything can be battle-damaged.  A figure's armor can be redecorated quite easily, soft goods can be torn, droids can have energy blasts (I had an idea sketched out to do painted-on energy damage on a figure like what they did with Transformers Universe a few years ago), pilots have all sorts of smudges on the helmets and/or dirty flight suits. 

Yeah, that's what I was getting at!  You mentioned in an earlier post that "battle damage wouldn't have been too exciting" for this set, so I was speculating about which characters wouldn't be in this set based on that criterion.  Troopers usually look better with battle damage, as do droids.  So I was saying that troopers and droids are probably out of the line-up for this set.  Pilots maybe, since like you suggested, can have some battle damage.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Scott on July 24, 2008, 10:37 AM
Someone at RS was able to see the shelf tag in the display case...it said Joker Squad...must be trying to capture the success of the summer's biggest hit

(http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i46/richbob/joker-goon.jpg)
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 24, 2008, 10:51 AM
No surprise there if it's true. The B-wing looks better than anticipated, I like the pilot with scars. Something the Mando heads should have had.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: jedipurge on July 24, 2008, 11:55 AM
Joker squad eh?
starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Image:Jokers.jpg
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Nicklab on July 24, 2008, 11:58 AM
Ahhhh.  It's a Dark Horse Legacy themed pack.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Scott on July 24, 2008, 12:30 PM
(http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/7/79/Jokers.jpg)

Oh...those Jokers...I have no idea who those guys are...and I have enough Stormies, easy pass
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: ruiner on July 24, 2008, 12:32 PM
Well, that's an easy one for Hasbro to crank out...
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: JangoTat on July 24, 2008, 12:35 PM
is the one with the rocket launcher a female?
I guess that would be kinda cool to get.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 24, 2008, 12:42 PM
Good call on the Legacy Joker Squad. If that's true, where/how will all of those B-wing pilots listed on the directions be sold?
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: jedipurge on July 25, 2008, 11:58 AM
is the one with the rocket launcher a female?
I guess that would be kinda cool to get.

actually looks kinda she/male-ish to me  :P
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 25, 2008, 01:05 PM
I take it we arn't going to see this pack at ComicCon.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: iFett on July 25, 2008, 01:13 PM
There's truth to be found in the shadows, but any actual truth in the shadows in that picture will be revealed during Comic-Con.   Blah blah blah "stay tuned"  blah.  (Sorry.)

...but I will say it's not a KOTOR set.  Or a McQuarrie set.  If you liked our previous sets, you'll probably like this one.

 ;)
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 25, 2008, 04:31 PM
I'm surprised we haven't heard anything about this set yet. What gives?
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Nicklab on July 25, 2008, 04:43 PM
EE is probably waiting until after Hasbro makes their own presentation.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: CorranHorn on July 25, 2008, 04:47 PM
EE is probably waiting until after Hasbro makes their own presentation.

EE's announced it on their site...

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87923#LargeImage

Looks like the Joker Squad guesses were right.

Definitely digging the Lord Maleval, not totally interested in 5 Stormies in one set myself but it does looks like some are new or modded sculpts.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: David on July 25, 2008, 04:58 PM
That's actually really neat. I just might buy this!
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: jedipurge on July 25, 2008, 05:13 PM
It's on.  Now where is Darth Krayt.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 25, 2008, 05:16 PM
Here's the pic:
(http://images.entertainmentearth.com//AUTOIMAGES/HS87923lg.jpg)


Hell yeah, SIGN ME UP FOR ONE!!!

-Sal
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Nicklab on July 25, 2008, 05:19 PM
I wonder if they'll also have the squinty-eyed Stormtrooper helmets, too.

But it does seem odd that Hasbro is holding off on Darth Krayt.  Unless of course there's something big coming up in the Legacy comic that will feature Krayt more prominently.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 25, 2008, 05:23 PM
Ya know, now that I look at them  more they look like (from left to right not including the darth):
Resculpt of Jan Dodonna-young
Vader's Apprentice
Juno Eclipse (or an unused Lara Croft mold)
LUKE!!!
Basso (or Capt. Picard....)


Still, I'm all for this set. Be nice to get some NON-clone troopers!!!
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: David on July 25, 2008, 05:24 PM
I haven't really kept up with this series, which species is Krayt? Is that the Chagrian?
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 25, 2008, 05:25 PM
I haven't really kept up with this series, which species is Krayt? Is that the Chagrian?

No he's really A'sharad Hett (the half Tusken/Half Human Jedi)  from the prequel era who lived that long to see this time.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Nicklab on July 25, 2008, 05:46 PM
I haven't really kept up with this series, which species is Krayt? Is that the Chagrian?

Sal said it all.  The Chagrian is actually Darth Wyrrlock.

Krayt is A'sharad Hett.  But he's been genetically engineered somewhat by the Vuuzhan Vong
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: jedipurge on July 25, 2008, 05:51 PM
I haven't really kept up with this series, which species is Krayt? Is that the Chagrian?

No he's really A'sharad Hett (the half Tusken/Half Human Jedi)  from the prequel era who lived that long to see this time.

Ruin for everybody why dontcha.  :P

I could always see anybody that might not like Legacy/EU just using these troops as specialized stormies.
but funny how little the weaponry/armor has changed in 100 years or so.  Thats the only thing I've not liked about Legacy.  They should've made them look a little bit more different.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: CHEWIE on July 25, 2008, 05:52 PM
Gotta hand it to Mr. Pawlus - he was right.  This set is outstanding.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 25, 2008, 06:15 PM
Gotta hand it to Mr. Pawlus - he was right.  This set is outstanding.

Agreed. I'm really pleased with this set, especially since it brings our Legacy figure count up from four to ten. Bring on Darth Krayt, Delilah Blue, Jariah Syn, Marasiash Fel, Wolf Sazen, Shado Vao and Darth Nihl!

Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: David on July 25, 2008, 06:51 PM
I like it mainly for custom fodder purposes. :)
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on July 25, 2008, 06:53 PM
I like it, nice to see some helmet less stormies that aren't Jango clones for a change. I liked the Joker Squad from the comics so I may just pick this set up.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 25, 2008, 06:54 PM
Glad I pre-ordered two sets way back. This is sweet!
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: JediJman on July 25, 2008, 09:13 PM
Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome!
 
Wow.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: roron corobb on July 25, 2008, 11:44 PM
Only think that bugs me about this set is the Female Troopers weapon. A reused GI Joe weapon from 89 (http://www.yojoe.com/action/89/heatviper.shtml). I wonder if it has the word Fang on it still? Hasbro really pulls all the stops for us don't they ::).
roron corobb
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Spacey on July 26, 2008, 12:03 AM
DO WANT

But...

Will they come with helmets?
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: roron corobb on July 26, 2008, 02:04 AM
Pictures of them at SDCC show helmets, but Hasbro has made mistakes before. I would hope they have helmets, or it's not that great of a set.
roron corobb
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 26, 2008, 12:30 PM
Now that we have a female stormtrooper body, I can finally make her:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/femaletrooper2.jpg)

or her:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/femaletrooper6.jpg)
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 26, 2008, 09:24 PM
I haven't really kept up with this series, which species is Krayt? Is that the Chagrian?

No he's really A'sharad Hett (the half Tusken/Half Human Jedi)  from the prequel era who lived that long to see this time.

Ruin for everybody why dontcha.  :P

Sorry, I thought by now this was common knowledge. It's been out for awhile and posted here and everywhere else. Hey at least if you haven't read the story, you can go back and find out how it all happened.
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 27, 2008, 12:46 PM
Awesome. Need I say more?
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on July 27, 2008, 02:09 PM
DO WANT

But...

Will they come with helmets?

Yes, that was my first question when I saw the pictures.  They will have helmets.  I don't think they showed Harkas' helmet in the comics, but it looks like it'll just be a plain normal helmet.

I uploaded shots of these from the EE booth-- and a few hundred other things-- to my Flickr page.  You can see just the Joker Squad here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/26599914@N04/tags/hs87923/

I'm glad you guys like it.  I think it turned out pretty well, and I hope it was worth the wait.  It was certainly fun to watch the Dagger Squadron rumors flying. :)
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: iFett on July 27, 2008, 03:44 PM
You continue to impress me on your exclusives AP.

Thanks   ;)
Title: Re: Entertainment Earth 6-Pack
Post by: jedipurge on July 28, 2008, 12:03 PM
I haven't really kept up with this series, which species is Krayt? Is that the Chagrian?

No he's really A'sharad Hett (the half Tusken/Half Human Jedi)  from the prequel era who lived that long to see this time.

Ruin for everybody why dontcha.  :P

Sorry, I thought by now this was common knowledge. It's been out for awhile and posted here and everywhere else. Hey at least if you haven't read the story, you can go back and find out how it all happened.

Sorry Sal I was just kiddin'
Damn I was wrong on the M&M stormies that I'd predicted earlier in the thread, I thought it'd be good tie in for the FU.  But glad I was wrong this far out ways what I'd expected ESPECIALLY LOVIN' DARTH SQUIDY.  Thanks Mr. Pawlus for all the efforts and contributions that you made to get this set to all of us, pure awesomeness.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: knashdx on November 3, 2008, 11:32 AM
EE is now saying April of next year. When did that happen?
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 3, 2008, 04:15 PM
You get the feeling these figures where created about two hours before being put on display at comic-con?
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: knashdx on November 3, 2008, 04:23 PM
You get the feeling these figures where created about two hours before being put on display at comic-con?


If that!
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: JediJman on November 3, 2008, 05:11 PM
You get the feeling these figures where created about two hours before being put on display at comic-con?

I'd guess there are some dleays due to production needs for all of the stuff that's coming out over the holidays, but April sure does seem like a long way off.   :(
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: iFett on November 3, 2008, 05:16 PM
Could be an April Fool's day joke on us to tie in with the theme of the set?   :D
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 3, 2008, 05:29 PM
It does take time to actually sculpt the new figures, cast them and get them ready for production. This is a case of Hasbro taking preorders on something they havn't actually created yet. Pretty much the same as an early bird set but without the stickers, display or box. I never preorder anything where I'm charged before shipment. That's just giving the company interest on your money.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: JediJman on November 3, 2008, 08:56 PM
It does take time to actually sculpt the new figures, cast them and get them ready for production. This is a case of Hasbro taking preorders on something they havn't actually created yet. Pretty much the same as an early bird set but without the stickers, display or box. I never preorder anything where I'm charged before shipment. That's just giving the company interest on your money.

Does anyone have a realistic timeline on this?  Seems to me that there were outlines of the figures ages ago, which maybe were something other than what we eventually saw.  But we saw the figures themselves in what, August/September?  That means prototypes were already complete or nearly so.  Not sure that I buy that the usual timeline on figures is 8 months to cast and put into production.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: DoctorPadawan on November 3, 2008, 09:05 PM
EE is now saying April of next year. When did that happen?

I'm really hoping that they're delaying them until April so Hasbro can do the comic-accurate helmets with the thinner eyes instead of just slapping OT-era Stormtrooper helmets on them.  After all, they fixed the Mandalorian helmets from the Omega/Clone/Mando sets pretty quickly after those were revealed at SDCC last year, so there is a precedent.

Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 4, 2008, 09:12 AM
Bummer. Of all the exclusives, I was looking forward to this set the most.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on November 4, 2008, 05:41 PM
I'm really hoping that they're delaying them until April so Hasbro can do the comic-accurate helmets with the thinner eyes instead of just slapping OT-era Stormtrooper helmets on them.  After all, they fixed the Mandalorian helmets from the Omega/Clone/Mando sets pretty quickly after those were revealed at SDCC last year, so there is a precedent.

No plans for any changes to the products at this time-- the production delays are pretty much just simple production delays, due to a variety of reasons I can't go in to, the item will be shipped a smidge later.  Hopefully by then everybody will already have their Cade/Talon and Ganner/Antares sets...
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: JediJman on November 5, 2008, 12:07 AM
No plans for any changes to the products at this time-- the production delays are pretty much just simple production delays, due to a variety of reasons I can't go in to, the item will be shipped a smidge later.  Hopefully by then everybody will already have their Cade/Talon and Ganner/Antares sets...

I think most will have their Cade/Talon and Ganner/Antares sets with 6 months of dust on them... :-\
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 5, 2008, 09:18 AM
I was hoping that the productions delays were related to the production delay on that Ultra articulated Stormie - that the ultra parts were going to be used on Joker Squad.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 5, 2008, 09:49 AM
We saw these at comic con in july. So we now have to wait nine months for them. Are we sure Adam isn't just giving birth to them?
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on November 5, 2008, 05:52 PM
I think most will have their Cade/Talon and Ganner/Antares sets with 6 months of dust on them... :-\

Would you believe I get a steady stream of fans emailing me telling me that they can't find them at retail?  I was surprised, too, but apparently some parts of the US aren't getting the same great comic pack distribution as wherever the heck you and I live.

We saw these at comic con in july. So we now have to wait nine months for them. Are we sure Adam isn't just giving birth to them?

Don't make fun.   Have you tried getting knocked up by someone with the right genes to make *female* Stormtroopers?  Not easy.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on March 5, 2009, 06:56 PM
They're finally here! 
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87923

I just got mine.  Interestingly, there's slightly better than I expected-- there's more to them than initially proposed.

I should note that the human heads for the Stormtroopers are GREAT.  They're molded in a good flesh color that isn't translucent (like the PX Crimson Empire heads), so you should like these.  I do.  The exception is Jes Gistang, more below.  (She still looks good.)  And the holsters still don't work, just like the recent Han/Luke figures.

DARTH MALEVAL
WOW.  Includes lightsaber (new!), a whip (can be broken apart), and removable robe with wire around the neck and the base that drags on the floor.  As hoods go, this one is easier to position and isn't too huge that you can't make it look decent.  The whip splits in two, so there's a knotted piece of string inside the grip rather than hanging out of the bottom.   This is the best figure in the set.  One of my recent favorites, period, but I'm a sucker for Legacy too.

JES GISTANG
Her head was molded in flesh color, but her face was painted over and given make-up.  She looks a little more doll-like, but it's a very expressive face.  Helmet's a little snug, body seems to be either 100% new or just new except for the legs.  She has a 2008 copyright on the legs, the rest are 2005.   Her giant gun is indeed a reuse of an older G.I. Joe weapon.  I approve.  Does not have a holster.

SGT. HARKAS
Usual body, new head, AOTC-ish (movie/Gentle Giant) colored stripes.   Helmet is VERY snug, but that's just as well because as far as I can tell we never saw him with his helmet in the comics. 

HONDO KARR
Usual male body, new head. Blaster, GI Joe 25th Anniversary Cobra Trooper knife (you're welcome), Stormtrooper helmet.  While he does look a little like Luke, I should point out it's NOT the same head and he totally has a mullet.  The hair goes down long enough to stick out of the back of the helmet, which you will either find obnoxious or delightful.  I think it's awesome.   He will cutchoo, man.

VOX POTORR
It's a bald trooper.  It looks good but it's basically a bald trooper.  So the helmet fits just fine, and I'm not 100% sure if it is or isn't a repainted Basso head.  Even if it is, it looks perfect.

ANSON TRASK
Bowl haircut looks like Skafish from some shots.   Basically looks like the guy from the comic-- helmet fits perfectly.

GENERAL COMMENTS
- The 4 male troopers have white plastic holsters for the blasters.  The weapons don't really fit, so it's just like the rest of the figures based on this body type.
- All troopers have a Stormtrooper blaster, the same size we've seen since about 2001 with mini Bespin Leia.
- It's a big box of stormtroopers with some new tooling and a (as far as I can tell) completely new Sith Lord.
- And yeah, I work at EE and am totally biased.

So yeah, there you go.  It be out, finally.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: iFett on March 5, 2009, 07:33 PM
It's out?  Wow.  Totally forgot about this set.  Thanks for the input AP.   :)

Going to have to dig something else off your site to get the $15 off it seems.  02/28 exp?  I just got this mailer a few weeks ago....oh well   :-\
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on March 5, 2009, 07:54 PM
There's a free shipping offer which may be good if you plan to go in on an order with anyone... just sayin'.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Rob on March 5, 2009, 10:00 PM
What does one have to spend to get the free shipping?
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Jayson on March 5, 2009, 10:01 PM
A Hundo
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Rob on March 5, 2009, 10:06 PM
Thanks. 

Paging Paul... any interest in a split order?  I'm up to $66 so far (check your email).
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 6, 2009, 09:15 AM
Cool! Thanks for the heads up, Adam.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: JediJman on March 7, 2009, 09:31 PM
Has anyone actually received theirs other than Adam?  I placed my order pretty early, but it still just shows as processing on the site, despite having been in stock for days now.   :P
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: EpicGon on March 7, 2009, 10:30 PM
Cool pack the action figures could serve as clasic stormies because they arenīt depicted with the same knee plate on both knees.

the main diferences between classic stormie was the same plate in both knees and the shoes white soles.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 8, 2009, 10:50 AM
It's a bummer that the main office moved. I'm used to getting notification as soon as they come in and then running over there to pick my order up.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Rob on March 8, 2009, 01:32 PM
Does anyone know how long the free shipping thing lasts?  I was hoping to push my order until later in the week but don't want to miss out.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Jayson on March 8, 2009, 01:38 PM
March 31
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Rob on March 8, 2009, 02:54 PM
Cool thanks. 
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: JediJman on March 11, 2009, 02:33 PM
Anyone get these yet or even notice that they are shipping?  It's been "in-stock" for a week now, and my order is still marked as "processing."  Card was charged a week ago, so this is pretty dissapointing.   >:(
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Jeff on March 11, 2009, 02:57 PM
According to the tracking number, my set is someplace between New Berlin, WI and St. Paul, MN.  Should be here on Friday/Saturday.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: iFett on March 11, 2009, 06:02 PM
I don't order from EE that much, but does anyone know if the free shipping would work for this set and a pre-order item?  I need me my w5 Joe vehicles, but they're not in yet.  Can't see anything else at EE that I'm interested in at the moment.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Jeff on March 11, 2009, 06:17 PM
does anyone know if the free shipping would work for this set and a pre-order item? 

Nope...

Quote
Details: Offer valid on new orders placed from the Entertainment Earth web site between March 4, 2009 and March 31, 2009. Order must total $99 before shipping and tax and must include at least $99 worth of qualifying in-stock merchandise. Free Shipping credit applied to Super Saver USPS Parcel Select shipping only. Valid only to deliveries in the United States. Free Shipping credit does not apply to pre-order items, pre-order items will be charged standard shipping rates. Standard shipping time estimated to be between 9-12 business days. No backorders or rainchecks will be issued for this offer. Not applicable to previously purchased merchandise. This offer does not apply to EE Distribution orders. This offer cannot be used with any other offer. Offer may be modified or cancelled at any time. Offer not valid on phone orders.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: iFett on March 11, 2009, 06:54 PM
crap.  Guess I'll have to order the set from another site then.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Jayson on March 11, 2009, 09:38 PM
Just got notice that my order has shipped.  8)

Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 12, 2009, 12:07 PM
Got mine and opened it up yesterday. It's a nice set, but I have to say that it bugs me that none of the helmets are designed to fit.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: JediJman on March 12, 2009, 12:27 PM
I got my shipping notice yesterday evening.  Can't wait for this thing to arrive!
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: knashdx on March 12, 2009, 05:17 PM
My set was dropped off last night at my house. I opened the box from EE, but haven't open the toy yet. Going to do that tonight when I get home.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on March 13, 2009, 06:23 PM
We had some requests for people wanting a discount on a case, so now we got one.   $219.94 for 6 sets, save $20.  Plus there's free shipping still. 

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87923A
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: JediJman on March 13, 2009, 06:57 PM
We had some requests for people wanting a discount on a case, so now we got one.   $219.94 for 6 sets, save $20.  Plus there's free shipping still. 

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87923A

Ouch.  That would have been helpful back in September for the MN contingent.   :-\
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: DoctorPadawan on March 14, 2009, 03:26 PM
Anyone get these yet or even notice that they are shipping?  It's been "in-stock" for a week now, and my order is still marked as "processing."  Card was charged a week ago, so this is pretty dissapointing.   >:(

Same situation here.  My card was charged on 03/07/2009, and I have yet to receive any kind of shipping notification whatsoever.  It's been sitting on "Processing" since the set was listed as "In Stock" last week, so I'm getting slightly irritated and/or worried myself.   :-\
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Jayson on March 14, 2009, 08:40 PM
Question for Adam: I've seen a few in hand pics of this now. Why the changes for Darth Maleval's lightwhip from the blue to the black string? Are there plans to correct it to match the original pic (http://images.entertainmentearth.com/%5CAUTOIMAGES%5CHS87923lg.jpg) or is the black string the final product.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Jeff on March 15, 2009, 01:02 AM
At Toy Fair, someone with better eyes than me (I really can't remember who as it's all sort of a blur now) noticed that the updated "final product" pic (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Bhst0QM2lBk/SZ46yElKX0I/AAAAAAAACug/E7YGv3UMFkc/s1600-h/tlc_jokersquad.jpg) that they showed in the presentation had the whip changed to the black string version.  When he asked them about it in the showroom tour, one of the Hasbro guys (again, can't remember who) said the change was made to accomodate the cost of adding the Sith's lightsaber to the set.

Also, they said the "string" portion was designed to be removable (the string plugs into the hilt like a lightsaber blade) so customizing a poseable "lightwhip" with colored string should be easy if you can find a bit of colored/coated wire to stick in the hilt.  ;)
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 17, 2009, 11:08 PM
Ok - got my set today.

Anyone find a great substitute for the dark-light-whip?
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Satria Libra on March 17, 2009, 11:18 PM
Got mine and opened it up yesterday. It's a nice set, but I have to say that it bugs me that none of the helmets are designed to fit.

Is the helmet too loose? or to tight?
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Jesse James on March 17, 2009, 11:46 PM
I'm going to wager it's too tight...  Adam Pawlus mentioned one figure's being too tight to fit, but I'd guess the helmets are almost all re-used from other figures (most likely the removable helmet Stormtrooper we got in the last couple years there).

That helmet's designed to fit a small, smooth-headed, cowl wearing character...  Some of Joker Squad, if not most, seem to have a boofant of hair...  That's a problem if the helmet's not made to fit all that bulky hair-did.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 18, 2009, 10:09 AM
Got mine and opened it up yesterday. It's a nice set, but I have to say that it bugs me that none of the helmets are designed to fit.

Is the helmet too loose? or to tight?

Too tight.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on March 18, 2009, 04:19 PM
Why the changes for Darth Maleval's lightwhip from the blue to the black string? Are there plans to correct it to match the original pic (http://images.entertainmentearth.com/%5CAUTOIMAGES%5CHS87923lg.jpg) or is the black string the final product.

I wish I knew-- Hasbro didn't give us this information.  I'd guess that the factory just made the decision to use black string, as a lot of "why"s tend to be for that reason as of late.

One of the issues I've had with Legacy is concerning just what "correct" is.  For example, if you look at the cover of Star Wars Legacy #4 (http://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/Previews/13-456) you will notice that the whip is clearly black.   It seems that it's black when it's "off" and blue when it's "on," so I guess technically either color is, on some level, accurate.

But as Jeff pointed out, it is indeed easy to mod this accessory for pennies if you're so inclined.  A trip to the craft store for about 4-inches of string ought to do it.   That, or you can steal from the first sewing kit you see, which is much cheaper than pennies.

I'm going to wager it's too tight...  Adam Pawlus mentioned one figure's being too tight to fit, but I'd guess the helmets are almost all re-used from other figures (most likely the removable helmet Stormtrooper we got in the last couple years there).

There's "tight fit" and "almost won't fit."  You can get the helmets on all of their heads.  However, Harkas' is so tight that you can tell that the very shape of the helmet is being warped.   The rest basically fit, but when you're recycling tooling (in this case, as you noted, the 2007+ Stormtrooper helmet) this sort comes up once in a while.  Vax is easily the best fit, the rest are a little snug-- but they do fit.   (Plus you can see Hondo's mullet out the back, a fact which I will likely never stop being enamored by.)
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Jesse James on March 19, 2009, 02:46 AM
My question then is, are any of them as bad as the one Mandalorian (the dark/black suited guy) from the Mando sets last year.  The guy with the soul patch I think it was...  His helmet's locked on his head once it's on.  I was highly disappointed with that...  That was the only figure I was pretty upset with out of those packs though.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 19, 2009, 10:13 AM
Worse in my opinion. But then again, I didn't have any problem with any of my Mandalorians.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 19, 2009, 07:20 PM
Nice paintjobs on those helmets.  Could they be any worse?
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on March 19, 2009, 08:49 PM
My question then is, are any of them as bad as the one Mandalorian (the dark/black suited guy) from the Mando sets last year.  The guy with the soul patch I think it was...  His helmet's locked on his head once it's on.  I was highly disappointed with that...  That was the only figure I was pretty upset with out of those packs though.

B'arin Apma?  The sample of him I have seems to have a neck peg issue, and they might all be kinda wonky-- the head came off with the helmet.  Had no problem getting it on, and it wasn't too hard to get it off but the head came with it.

I haven't had any problems with the Joker Squad figures' helmets taking the heads off with them, but the fit is tight in many cases.   Not impossibly tight, but tight.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Jesse James on March 19, 2009, 09:49 PM
I believe that's him.  The guy in black...  His hair would lock his noggin' in his helmet, and it popped off.  The neck peg is certainly partly to blame but I really feel the head's hair is the main issue ultimately.  Just a bit too much of it.   Definitely disappointed me with that one...  It just wasn't designed well to go with the body/parts they were using I guess.

If the helmets of the Joker Squad guys aren't popping heads off, I'm fine with the helmets being a little snug or slightly deformed.  Be nice to see Hasbro go slightly larger wtih some helmets in the future, but as we've always noted in the 1:18 military figure world:

The figures are the right size.  The vehicles are the right size.  The figures just don't give like a real human would, so you won't fit them in right all the time.

It's a problem with cockpits, seats, and things at times.  That Mandalorian really was annoying though.  I had to pull the head out of the helmet with pliars, and that's just a nuisance on a toy.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 20, 2009, 10:16 AM
Nice paintjobs on those helmets.  Could they be any worse?

Lets put it this way - I'm very forgiving, but even I noticed how bad the paint jobs are.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Jesse James on April 25, 2009, 04:01 AM
K, so I got my Joker Squad today from a local bud who was kind enough to order for everyone...  For $36, it's "eh".  The price isn't horrible, but the really only interesting figure is the Sith Squid.

The disappointments were:

-softest Imperial blasters ever...  All of mine are warped and horrible.
-Bad helmets...  I'm usually not one to bitch about this, but the helmets warp on every head of every character in the pack.  that is lameness.
-Paintjobs...  They're all clean, and bland.  Hardly anything battle-hardened is implied with these guys.

I'm not a big fan of the Legacy line of EU, but I buy figures from it just because, basically...  For the price, this set is just "eh" to me.  I think if I could get it very cheap, I'd consider a second for just the headsculpts.  They're all fairly decent really.  I also dig the idea of a female Stormtrooper for really no reason at all.

It's by no means even close to perfect, but it's not a bad deal if you can avoid shipping costs by going in on a group order of a case.

That said, this isn't a stellar product...  I'm holding off on the Crucible box set incase I can get it cheaper, and this is one I probably could've waited on too, but really I'll not lose sleep over owning it either.  I just have no idea where I'll put this on my shelf though now.  It really has nothing to go up there with it.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on April 27, 2009, 06:33 PM
That said, this isn't a stellar product...  I'm holding off on the Crucible box set incase I can get it cheaper, and this is one I probably could've waited on too, but really I'll not lose sleep over owning it either.  I just have no idea where I'll put this on my shelf though now.  It really has nothing to go up there with it.

Jesse, coming from the ghost member that I am I could not agree anymore. (Even the Maleval's red skin was a bit pinkish)

Stay away from the Crucible set, it's one of the biggest turds of the line. I am pondering ditching all of the figures minus there heads, they are great for head swaps and that's about it.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Jesse James on April 27, 2009, 07:04 PM
Thanks JOT...

Yeah, I'm not digging the Crucible set and I even like the EU it's from.  Go figure...  It was the shite choice of lower body they went with, that makes me want to hold on buying that set.  I figure I've got to fix all of them with some kind of ankle adjustment...  That just bites.

The Joke Squad set is a bit better IMO, but only from sort of an army building standpoint.  And again the helmets are really distorted.  That's rarely something I ever complain about.  A little distortion is understandable to me, but these figure's heads needed either new, larger helmets, or smaller heads...  The Fem Trooper is kind of cool for what it is, the headsculpts are all decent too, and the Sith guy is a nice figure...  It's defnitely superior to the Crucible set, but not by any big margin.   :-\
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Jesse James on May 28, 2009, 04:32 AM
Interested in picking this set up still, or wanting an extra set?  Well then enter the latest Jedi Defender Give-Away! (http://www.jedidefender.com/giveaway.php)  Just click the link to get all the details on how you can win the EE Exclusive "Joker Squad" from Star Wars Legacy.  Thanks to everyone who jumps in to have a shot at winning this nice boxed set of figures!
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Jeff on November 25, 2009, 10:13 AM
In case anyone still needs it (or wants to army build cheap stormtroopers), Joker Squad is on sale for $19.99 during EE's Black Friday sale (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87923&id=HA-807301583).
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Greg on November 25, 2009, 04:01 PM
In case anyone still needs it (or wants to army build cheap stormtroopers), Joker Squad is on sale for $19.99 during EE's Black Friday sale (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87923&id=HA-807301583).

That's a pretty good deal, but you can't beat free. (Thanks again Paul and Jeff!) I might pick up a couple of sets if there is something else that I like on EE.com.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: iFett on November 25, 2009, 04:23 PM
Yeah I finally caved on a couple of these sets - as well as the Power Rangers.  Brilliant marketing move to get free shipping on orders over $59 over there....I guess.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Jabba the Slug on November 26, 2009, 01:19 AM
This set is on sale now for $19.99 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87923&id=HA-807301583) - a link to EE for anyone wanting to get it. Could the $20 price drop mean that people aren't buying? It's what Star Wars Shop did with the Concept Grievous.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Jesse James on November 26, 2009, 02:10 AM
In case anyone still needs it (or wants to army build cheap stormtroopers), Joker Squad is on sale for $19.99 during EE's Black Friday sale (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87923&id=HA-807301583).

I think that maybe came up a couple posts ago.  ;)
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 26, 2009, 09:28 AM
Tempted to pick up a couple of sets. Probably won't though.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: King_Maul on November 26, 2009, 10:28 AM
I jumped on the deal and ordered a set off the site yesterday . 
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: darth_sidious on November 29, 2009, 02:14 PM
This set is on sale now for $19.99 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87923&id=HA-807301583) - a link to EE for anyone wanting to get it. Could the $20 price drop mean that people aren't buying? It's what Star Wars Shop did with the Concept Grievous.

I didnt buy it at the original price, but I picked one up during the sale - I'm never buying another exclusive at full price, lol.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Jayson on November 30, 2009, 01:49 PM
It's now down to $15.99
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: CHEWIE on November 30, 2009, 01:52 PM
Maybe this theme wasn't as good as EE or Hasbro thought.

I think it's got more to do with Hasbro's pathetic job on the helmets of the Stormies though. They are terrible.  If they were good, I would have bought 5-6 sets rather than just one.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: King_Maul on November 30, 2009, 04:56 PM
Thanks for the heads-up Jayson.  I called EE, and they did a price adjustment on my order.  Jeez, 2 price drops within a 5 day window?  These must not be selling.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Jesse James on November 30, 2009, 05:02 PM
Considering even seemingly a majority of collectors didn't know exactly who/what they were, I'm not overly surprised.  It was one of the weaker sets IMO offered through EE...  The Crimson Empire one was equally weak to me but I at least knew where they were from.  The figure base chosen for them blows though, more than the set itself, and so that's one I waited till I saw it at Rite-Aid and picked it up.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: iFett on November 30, 2009, 05:22 PM
Thanks for the heads-up Jayson.  I called EE, and they did a price adjustment on my order.  Jeez, 2 price drops within a 5 day window?  These must not be selling.

Price adjustment huh?  It was hard enough for me to find $59 worth of product to qualify for the free shipping so I'm just going to leave my order as is.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 1, 2009, 09:11 AM
If it lasts for a few more days, I'll buy some.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Theta 288 on December 1, 2009, 09:33 AM
If it lasts for a few more days, I'll buy some.

Same here, but I only need one.

I hope they ends up at Rite Aids like Power Ranger pack
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: JediJman on December 1, 2009, 11:57 PM
I ordered a few of these and have a spare.  Joe - if you want one, maybe you can just refund some of my money on the darktroopers.  Do you need it boxed or just loose?
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Theta 288 on December 3, 2009, 07:57 AM
Just ordered one, this is my 1st time with EE, crossing fingers.....
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 3, 2009, 09:08 AM
No need to cross your fingers. They're about as reliable as you can get.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 3, 2009, 10:43 AM
/agreed - I have never had a problem with EE and I have made several orders with them.  I highly recommend EE.  I am debating going back and buying more of these sets through EE because this deal on this set is rocking - $2.67 a figure - yes please!  (this is of course not adding in shipping because there still is a free shipping deal if you spend over $59)

Just curious what mold are the male stormtroopers in this set using?

edit:  deleted comment about toyrocket.com and my unpleasantries with them   :P
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Theta 288 on December 3, 2009, 01:59 PM
No need to cross your fingers. They're about as reliable as you can get.

Glad to heard that Anton, right now I got a 2nd email saying that its processing :)

I did ordered one more cuz the quarren sith lord.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 3, 2009, 02:22 PM
Just had a thought.

I wonder if one could swap heads with Lord Maleval and the ROTS Mas Ameeda, do a quick paint job on the head, and make a pretty quick and easy Darth Wyyrlok since the chance of him being in a comic pack (let alone being released in the near future) now is slim to none.

I realize the Armor wouldn't be 100% accurate, but it is pretty darn close imo.  May have to look into this with the one set I have at home.

edit:  or you can go:  altered cloak/skirt Quarren sith = Darth Azard.   Cloakless Quarren Sith = Lord Maleval.   
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Theta 288 on December 3, 2009, 02:51 PM
I have seen good customs of Darth Wyyrlok on Ebay & google, but dunno if they 've tryed with senate alien guy.

also some people make their own sculp like this one:


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/grail30/wyyr4.jpg)
 
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 3, 2009, 05:19 PM
thats a 3 3/4 figure???  I saw that earlier and I thought it was a Sideshow or something!  while I didn't see the front, the back looks great!

Anyway, the more I look at Darth Wyyrlok, the more I thought his body looked like an Imperial Kights Body.  And guess what, the Mas Ameeda head fits perfectly on the Imp Knight Body!
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Jabba the Slug on December 5, 2009, 02:46 AM
It's a shame that the CP system is going. Wyyyrlok could have been included. Maybe Hasbro will do another EE set like Joker Squad, except include only Sith, Jedi, or maybe even a half-Jedi-half Sith set.  ??? 
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: King_Maul on December 5, 2009, 09:58 AM
Got my set from EE in the mail.  Quite happy with it.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: iFett on December 5, 2009, 05:52 PM
Got my set from EE in the mail.  Quite happy with it.

I placed my order on 11/25 and it didn't ship until 12/3 - plus they're using that FedEx/USPS Smartpost crap so that means I have another week or two.  sigh...can't complain though.   :)
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 7, 2009, 09:11 AM
I ordered 4 sets. Will be dumping the Sith lord.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 4, 2010, 11:39 AM
Random question. Has anyone ordered the Vax figure from this set from the over seas sellers? If so, does he come with the helmet pictured or the helmet from the pack?
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: STARKILLER on June 5, 2010, 09:57 AM
saw this pack at ross the other day
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 5, 2010, 10:25 AM
Do you think they're getting more in, or is this from the initial shipment?
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Jabba the Slug on June 5, 2010, 02:16 PM
I hate it that people keep finding this set at their local Rosses, but I can't! >:(

*sigh* such is the way of life...
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: iFett on June 5, 2010, 04:02 PM
Why is all this stuff getting dumped at discounters these past couple of years?
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Keonobi on June 28, 2010, 09:54 AM
Found this at Marshall's in upstate NY yesterday!  $12.99.
Title: Re: EE "Joker Squad" 6-Pack
Post by: Jesse James on June 28, 2010, 04:02 PM
Not bad for a bunch of custom bits.  Time to hit up Marshall's I guess.