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hp7130p
07-01-2002, 05:25 AM
what version of the jo body does hasbro use for the qui gonn jinn that came with the escape from naboo 2 pak?? reason i ask is because he is tall compared to the rest of the action collection series. does he use the talking vader with removable helmet body style or something new???

derek
07-01-2002, 08:17 AM
i think it's a variation on the vader body. the torso seems a bit thinner, and has no place for the batteries in the back and the neck attachments are different. but they are the same height.

here's a pic of america's finest escorting mr. neeson to the brig.:)

"now mr.neeson, a big movie star like you shouldn't run around naked in public."

DeadEye
07-01-2002, 09:14 AM
Derek, the 2 figures behind Qui-Gon are Black Hawk Down soldiers (A Ranger on the left and a Delta on the right)...where the heck did you find those???

derek
07-01-2002, 09:44 AM
hey dead eye,

those are made by dragon.
you should be able to find the black hawk down 2 pack at www.toymaniacs.com

here are some of my ranger and delta soldiers.:)

derek
07-01-2002, 09:52 AM
here is the BHD 2 pack:

DeadEye
07-01-2002, 03:16 PM
Keep in mind the Delta guys wore body armor too--(in fact, better armor than the Rangers wore)--not just black web gear.

Where did you get the 2-pack? And how much did it cost you?

K M Toydarian
07-01-2002, 04:36 PM
Could that body be the one used for the Starting Lineup Baketball Players? I know they are quite a bit taller as well. I think it was also used on Masterpiece adult Anakin, as, if I remember, he's quite a bit taller too.

Laserbrain
07-01-2002, 05:52 PM
That's where the Hasbro Star Wars bodies have come from and why they're called SLU (Starting LineUp) bodies. The less bulky body that comes with the Ultimate Jango is a chopped up version of the GIJoe Classic Collection body, abreviated as CC.

I just got done switching mine out with a 21st Century Super Soldier body...if swapping from an SLU to a CC is that much of an improvement, upgrading to a SS from a CC is that much of an improvement times two...

hp7130p
07-02-2002, 02:51 AM
thanks !!! this was killing me because i don't open mine.. i guess
i should start doing this???? or mybe wishfull thinking

Mace Windex
07-16-2002, 01:20 AM
I have heard talk that the Defense of NAboo QUi-gon is a great figure and the best looking Qui-gon. Dos anyone have detailed pics of him? How different is he compared to the standard figure? Also, does anyone know where I can get one of these fugures loose?
Thanks.

JediMikeBuckley
07-16-2002, 02:45 AM
Hey, visit SirSteve's picture archive here on this website to see pictures of that Qui-Gon. I have the standard 12" Qui-Gon from Episode I. I think it's fine to me. My favorite 12" so far has to be the new 12" Jango Fett. Loads of articulation, and the helmet comes off to reveal Jango's face. Maybe they'll redo a 12" Boba Fett with a similar face, since he was a pure clone of Jango. It would be nice if Hasbro did it! Doubtful...but nice!

JediJeff77
07-16-2002, 12:14 PM
He's very tall compared to the other 12" figs. He seems to be the right scale, I like how he's taller than obi, whereas the Ep1 12" is the same size. The Amidala that comes with him is really great too. You should pick one up if you get the chance. I picked up a set in a dented box on ebay for $23.00. I open all of mine, so it didn't matter to me. The thing that sucked was that the stands that come with them weren't complete in mine, so I had to toss them.
-J

derek
07-16-2002, 04:07 PM
here ya go mace windex, a side by side compairson of the two qui-gon's:

Old Fossil
07-16-2002, 04:47 PM
Dang! The newer Qui-Gon is frickin' huge!

Mace Windex
07-17-2002, 08:43 AM
WOW! Man, he is not just taller, he is totally different in every way! Is he as tall as Vader? Does he tower above every other figure? Looks like his face is more realistic too! His neck looks long though. Does he come with a jedi robe/cloak?
Thanks for posting the pic!

MAce

derek
07-17-2002, 11:22 AM
qui gon is about as tall as vader, when vader has his helmet on.:)
he comes with a robe and lightsaber.

here is a side by side of qui-gon and vader.

JediJeff77
07-17-2002, 11:24 AM
Qui-Gon's neck doesn't look so bad when he is wearing the robe.
-J

derek
07-17-2002, 11:31 AM
and here is one of qui-gon and padme in the package. i had to take it out of the window box, though.:)

Darth Cruel
07-17-2002, 11:54 AM
Man, that D.O.N. Qui-Gon is huge. Here are my questions.

In the 12" line, is it correct that 12" is supposed to equal 6'?

Is this giant Qui-Gon intended to be considered a part of the normal 12" line (there are more than one 12" line)?

If Qui-Gon Giant IS supposed to be a part of the regular 12" line, is the corresponding height acurate to the actor who played the role (Liam Neeson)?

derek
07-17-2002, 12:14 PM
darth cruel,

1. as a general rule, a 12 inch figure would equal a six foot tall man, hence the term, 1/6th scale.:) however, with the exception of liam neeson and david prowse, none of the main star wars actors are over 5'10"(except for hayden, and this is debatable). hasbro's newer GI Joe body is about 11 inches tall, which better represents the actors like hamil, ford and mcgreggor.

2. technically, the qui-gon/padme 2 pack is part of the portrait edition, but since hasbro uses the same female body in the portrait editions and action collection, i would say it is part of the 12 inch line. i think hasbro just used the name "portrait edition" to justify a higher price.:)

3. liam neeson is tall, at least 6'4". this version of qui-gon is a lot closer to reality than the previous versions. on a side note, the female figures are about 11 inches tall. they should actually be about 9 1/2 to 10 inches to properly reflect fisher and portman, but hey, i'd just settle for articulation over the actual scale.:)

here is a photo of obi-wan and qui-gon. i think this is fairly accurate. and remember, in a lot of the scenes with neeson and mcgreggor, ewan has said he stood on a box when being filmed with neeson, so liam wouldn't tower over him.:)
and keep in mind, if hasbro hadn't made this qui-gon head so big, he wouldn't look so "huge".:)

Jayspawn
07-17-2002, 12:16 PM
I like the Defense of Naboo Qui-Gon better. The materials are a better quality, and the figure is a little more accurate in scale.

Darth Cruel
07-17-2002, 12:25 PM
Good info, Derek. Thank you.

Mace Windex
07-17-2002, 11:56 PM
I really want to get this Qui-Gon but it seems that they are going for big bucks on e-bay! I can get those Amidala portrait dolls for $7.99!!! The standard ones sell for $2 here!

Anyone have a spare Qui-gon 13 inch figure for sale or trade???

Super Serg
07-18-2002, 08:08 AM
Mace,
If you go to the Buy/Sell section, you'll see that you're not alone
in wanting 1 of these. Be patient & sooner or later you'll be able
to get 1 at a decent price.

*SS*

TheFrankEinstein
08-10-2002, 07:48 AM
I've been looking to get a 12" "Defense of Naboo" Qui Gon Jinn into my collection, but I've been unable to find one on eBay that's within my price range. My question is, is the regular, standard EP1 Qui Gon Jinn worth the purchase? I understand that he's not built entirely to scale and his robes aren't of the Defense of Naboo quality, but is he better than nothing? Any help would be appreciated.

mini-rock
08-10-2002, 07:55 PM
but is he better than nothing?

IMO, yes.

Exhaust Port
08-11-2002, 11:07 AM
I think he makes a fine addition to the collection.

2-1B
08-11-2002, 01:09 PM
I like him, I snagged him on 3 May 99 and liked him just as much as the Maul and Binks 12" figures I bought. :)
Poorly articulated, but I still like him.

TheFrankEinstein
08-11-2002, 01:17 PM
Thanks y'all, I guess I'll need to pick him up after all.

Master Goeweins
08-13-2002, 03:25 PM
I got him when he came out, and he is still one of my favorites. I know that most people say that the later version was better. But, I still think this one is one of the overall better figures.

TheFrankEinstein
08-15-2002, 11:47 PM
Well with that sparkling review I know I can't pass him up any longer. Thanks to you too, MG.

Master ToNone
08-30-2002, 12:37 AM
He handles my Jenna Jameson doll like a Jedi "Master" and he is a great addition to any 12 inch set.

Now I can line him up with Dooku, Jinn, Obi, and Ani...a master to apprentice line! Hey even kick it off with Yoda, and end it with Luke Jedi

Jayspawn
08-30-2002, 03:26 PM
I like 12" Qui-Gon. Not as good as Defense of Naboo Qui-Gon but he's a nice piece. Worlds better that Tatooine Poncho and Electronic Qui-Gons (we'll just pretend they were never made).