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Banthaholic
01-30-2004, 09:41 PM
GH has prototypes of possible Series 4 figures, too cool!!!

I attached a photo I took at Disney world a few weeks ago. It's of one of the two droid prototypes shown. The droid moves around on a sort of train track, to the left of the que in the first room after you leave the room with C3-P0

I looked through my pics for an image of the other droid but to no avail. I'm sure Kris could help us out when he get's to reading this.

jjreason
01-31-2004, 11:55 AM
I feel a little bad about saying this, but I was hoping this line had died out after wave 3. Getting these things from Canada is tough enough, and paying for them ain't exactly a piece of cake either.

Reefer Shark
01-31-2004, 12:32 PM
Shoot, I live in SoCal and it's still a pain to get them.... I still need series 3 (or at least R5 anyways...). :neutral:

kool-aid killer
01-31-2004, 01:13 PM
That...thing looks like a robotic cockaroach. Id still buy him though, he would look real nice inside a Sandcrawler. I still need to get the third wave though. Hopefully these wont come out for another 6 to 8 months.

Boba Fetish
01-31-2004, 02:35 PM
I feel a little bad about saying this, but I was hoping this line had died out after wave 3. Getting these things from Canada is tough enough, and paying for them ain't exactly a piece of cake either.

Yay, I am not the only one who doesn't want anymore Star Tours figures. I started a dear hasbro thread a while back stating to them I could do without these, and the nine I already have are enough. Surprisingly, I was met with much opposition, and there are apparently a lot of people who like these boring figures. I only like the astromechs in this wave so I guess I could handle another wave if it was just those.

jjreason
01-31-2004, 06:13 PM
I would have an easier time with another wave if they'd choose one main online retailer to carry them as well (like amazon/tru.com). The only reason I have any of these is because my aunt was nice enough to buy a few for me when she was on holiday last year. I'd like to finish off my set, but they're REALLY low on my prioritized list of needed figures.

Turbowars
01-31-2004, 06:58 PM
As Cartman would say, "these are big fat pieces on crap"

Banthaholic
01-31-2004, 07:34 PM
I don't know, I just see this whole line as an added bonus.

I could see complaints if they made these particular figures, and released them in stores under the current Star Wars banner, because then they would be taking away for the opportunities for other figures to be made, and possibly warm pegs preventing other figure from making it to the pegs. These do neither.

Since they are only available at Disney, it's an added bonus, and souvenier (sp) for people that go to Disney, like Star Wars and want to bring home a peice of the Magic. I'm sure there are many that could care less about figures for 1/2 of the droids, but then again other of us Disney/SW fans that do.

There have been many complaints about people that can't make it to Disney, so they can't collect the line. In all honesty, there are other ways to get them, ebay for example. I did a search, and yo can buy wave 1, or 2 for $34.99 buy it now. I'm sure after shipping it'd be $40, which would be $10 over retail, which is alot cheaper than paying $50 for a park ticket, or the hassel of finding a parking spot at Downtown Disney to buy them at Once Upon A toy. Currently, I don't have a TRU in my town, the nearest being an hour away. Every time I look for a TRU exclusive it costs me over $10 in gas, time, and there's always the possibility the item won't be there. So I don't think that a $10 mark up is outrageous if you truely want the line.

Turbowars
01-31-2004, 07:42 PM
I didn't say I wouldn't buy these big pieces of crap.

B'Omarr Monkey
01-31-2004, 10:57 PM
I actually kind of like them. I still don't have wave 3, but got the first 2 easily and as a gift from my parents who went to Disney World last year. I think that the model train wearing an appliance and the tiki room bird with its skin and feathers removed are a bit of a stretch, and mostly lame, but the other droids seem to at least fit into the SW sense of design. Like others, I'll take as many astromech droids as Hasbro wants to repaint.

The Star Tours figures aren't any worse than any other EU figure. Hell, we got Zutton didn't we (and my TRU still has about twelve of them if anyone didn't)? He's from the SW Holiday Special for crying out loud!

krisvds
02-01-2004, 07:21 AM
I'll buy him.. but I hope VERY much that h eisn't HUGELY overscaled, and will be a pack-in, as he is very small,

Not like SK-Z38.. he is about 12" scale for crying out loud !

Banthaholic
02-01-2004, 11:42 AM
Another pic of the droid

JangoFart
02-03-2004, 12:00 PM
Yeah, that bird critter was WAY outta scale. I reckon someone at Hasbro wanted to make sure it wasn't swallowed by some kid with an abnormally large mouth.

Wonder what kind of packaging these guys will pop up on?

J

B'Omarr Monkey
02-11-2004, 10:30 AM
I always thought the Star Tours stuff should have its own packaging with Darth Vader's head with Mickey Mouse ears on it.

krisvds
02-17-2004, 11:36 AM
Well, I am preparing a large Tokyo update.. but the other droid aint from Tokyo as far as I know

Banthaholic
02-17-2004, 10:56 PM
I look forward to the updates Kris. I always like browsing your site.

Within the next week or so I'll try to get my Star Tours pictures online, so that if you need additional pics for your site you can grab some