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Mr. JabbaJohnL
09-27-2004, 06:37 PM
I got this at Target yesterday, so he's showing up.

There seems to be two kinds of VOTC figures: great ones, and crap ones. This is definitely the former.

It looks a lot like Billy Dee Williams. I can't tell really if he's too short or what, he seems to be the same size as Bespin Escape POTJ Lando, but I haven't compared them side by side. He has 14 points of articulation: ball-socket head, universal shoulders, knees, and ankles, swivel elbows (like Leia), and regular wrists, waist, and legs. This means he can be put into several different poses, which is cool. He can be neutral or in a gun-firing pose, or nearly anything else you want. His arms aren't like Leia's in the sense that you can't really turn the shoulders inside out and still have it look good, but you can still make his arms fairly straight anyway. He can hold his blaster with both his hands. It's the same one we've been seeing for a while now, cast in shiny black.

Unlike the earlier pictures of this figure in which the cape looked like crap, in reality it has the correct patterns and what I assume would be the correct texture. His collar isn't cloth like the POTJ one, it's plastic like the rest of him. Due to his ankle articulation, it looks like his feet pegs might be a little short, but I can't be sure. At least he has them, though. His belt buckle thing is rather ornate, like it should be. His knee articulation is covered up nicely by his pants, similar to VOTC Han's. His pants are also somewhat flared out in that Lando style. :D

Overall, I really like this one. We still have yet to get a good Lando with a removable cape, which would've made this figure better. Still, he gets an A.

plasticfetish
09-28-2004, 01:45 AM
Very nice. I spotted this guy today, but had to pass because I only had so much cash on me -- Vader, Fett and a Stormtrooper got my money. :)

I'll have to go back and see if he's still there.

seanmcfripp
09-30-2004, 09:20 AM
For anyone interested in giving Lando a weapon that is a little more in line with the vintage figure, he looks great holding General Dadonna's rebel blaster. The vintage version actually came with a rebel blaster (even though it was always dubbed "Bespin" blaster, it clearly is sculpted after the gun that the Rebel troops carry). Lando doesn't use the gun in the film, but he has it in some of the costume fitting still photos (see his big picture in the Visual Dictionary with the "winning" smile).

Also, I took the gun that came with Elan Sleazebaganno (a gun-metal colored version of the Bespin Security guard pistol) and gave it to Lando, and I think that's what I'm going with as his main weapon. The imperial blaster is cool because it's film accurate, but I always thought that if Lando were to have a regular sidearm, it would be one that was in line with his Cloud City roots. It really fits the look of the costume and he looks great posing with it.

Kidhuman
09-30-2004, 01:24 PM
Lando doesn't use the gun in the film,


Actually he does, when they are boarding the Falocn after escaping from the Stormtroopers, he uses an Imperial Blaster.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
09-30-2004, 04:37 PM
Actually he does, when they are boarding the Falocn after escaping from the Stormtroopers, he uses an Imperial Blaster.
I think he was referring to the Yavin rebel blaster.

seanmcfripp
09-30-2004, 08:48 PM
I think he was referring to the Yavin rebel blaster.
Sorry if I didn't make it very clear, but you're right, I was referring to the Yavin rebel blaster (the ones the rebels use in the corridor of the Tantive IV). To be fair though, a few Death Star troopers are seen with these (think of the scene when Luke and Han first open fire in the detention block...one of the guys that gets shot has one).

Not to get off topic, but does anyone find it a little frustrating that Hasbro doesn't realize that the Imperial blaster prop and the rebel blaster prop are actually built from the same Sterling machine gun? They have the exact same "body", handle, trigger gaurd, etc...they're only dressed up differently (different scopes, modified barrels/nozzles, different little doo-dads added on). The sculpt for the imperial blaster in my opinion is perfect, yet the rebel blaster has been consistently under scaled, even after they made it bigger with the Yavin figures release (Antilles, Dadonna, Dutch Vander). I really wish Hasbro would fix that.

Kidhuman
09-30-2004, 10:23 PM
When I read it I read it as " Lando doesnt use "a" gun, so I read it wrong. My bad.