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BlueSnags
12-04-2006, 08:48 PM
This figure ROCKS:

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h258/bluesnaggletooth/Lees170.jpg

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h258/bluesnaggletooth/LargeScan.jpg

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h258/bluesnaggletooth/Lees170_2.jpg

Gonna order a case or two of this wave from EE. It looks great.

Kidhuman
12-04-2006, 09:17 PM
Boba looks like crap, but I like the rest of the wave

Slicker
12-04-2006, 09:19 PM
Boba looks like crap, but I like the rest of the wavex2, KH.

That Fett looks pathetic.

2-1B
12-04-2006, 09:27 PM
Fett is hilarious as are the Comic Figures but Yarael looks neat as does Biggs with the porn 'stache.

figrin bran
12-04-2006, 09:34 PM
i think the fett is awesome! i'll definitely pick up an extra or two to make customs

Rocketboy
12-04-2006, 09:48 PM
I think they all suck.
And what about that "Welcome to McDonald's" Han Solo?

JediTricks
12-04-2006, 09:53 PM
I think Fett looks cool! Not sure why the belly opens, I don't remember seeing that in the concept art, but whatever. I do think it could use a paint wash to keep it lively, but I'll definitely buy 1, probably 2.

Rebel Honor Guard is annoying me, what the hell is with Hasbro lately where static guys like Moff Jerjerrod and now this are getting these wide action-stud poses? If they just stand there in the movies, maybe you don't need them to look like they're ready to have a quickdraw showdown with Clint Eastwood.

Slicker
12-04-2006, 09:59 PM
I Not sure why the belly opens, I don't remember seeing that in the concept art, but whatever. That's where he stores the M&M's.


Also, please tell me that the Death Star Trooper doesn't have a Jango head. I can't see to well without the contacts in but it looked kinda like it.

Rogue II
12-04-2006, 10:07 PM
The way it is posed, Death Star Trooper on the left looks sort of like a Spaceball.

Mad Slanted Powers
12-04-2006, 10:13 PM
That's where he stores the M&M's.


Also, please tell me that the Death Star Trooper doesn't have a Jango head. I can't see to well without the contacts in but it looked kinda like it.

Looks closer to Tarkin than Jango.

These look pretty good. I'm getting more excited for next year.

Blue2th
12-04-2006, 10:23 PM
Boba will look good next to the McQuarrie Stormtrooper, as both are white. Probably look good next to those blue shaded comic troopers. Definitely going to be a welcome addition to my ever growing oddball EU loose display.

Darth Cruel
12-05-2006, 01:30 AM
Well, here is our delayed "Yavin" wave. And I, for one am very disappointed on a single front. The Rebel Honor Gaurd. I was seriously hoping for the Sentry that scans the Falcon on her approach. But instead, what we get is the guards that flank the door that Luke and Han come through when they enter the ceremony.

On an up note. The sentry IS just a Rebel Fleet Trooper and can be made easily enough with the staff from the Honor Guard. They appear to be the same staff to me. And I will only need a few of them as there are only 2 ever shown in the movie. I will probably mold the staff to have a couple for my Rebel Sentries that will apparently need to be customized now.

On the down side...we probably won't get the hand scanner nor the coveted "crow's nest" that I was really hoping for. I do think the hand scanner can be faked with the medical tool from 2-1B.

The concept Fett is nothing short of awesome. I wonder what the feature in the chest is supposed to be. I will have to look at the McQuarrie art to see if that is shown. the pics from Lee's makes it appear that there is an opening panel in his chest armor. I also wonder if the head is interchangeable or if there are two variations of the figure. That one will be fun to have. I am glad they are staying true to the art with the color (or lack thereof) and not adding color that was not in the art.

The Death Star Trooper looks cool but I thought they carried the same blasters as the Rebel Fleet Troopers. I can live with the Stormtrooper Blasters, though.

Biggs looks like he may be a suitable start at Rebel Pilot troop-building. I hope they do more on the better articulated bodies.

I am all the way down with the new Han Solo...the VOTC body with the gloved hands and the gunners headset will make for a very good Han!

I am still really looking forward to this wave. It appears that this will be another wave I have to order from EE to make sure I get them.

Darth Cruel
12-05-2006, 01:36 AM
Is it just me, or can anyone else tweek their imagination enough to see a little "mini me" style Han Solo in the belly of the concept Fett figure in the close-up of that detail (second pic linked below).

Edit - I swear it looks like a little LEGO Han Solo in there.

Battle Droid
12-05-2006, 01:38 AM
I was thinking an Egyptian with a headdress on.

Darth Cruel
12-05-2006, 01:40 AM
I was thinking an Egyptian with a headress on.

LOL - I can see that to. It could be Cleopatra.

Mad Slanted Powers
12-05-2006, 01:46 AM
Is it just me, or can anyone else tweek their imagination enough to see a little "mini me" style Han Solo in the belly of the concept Fett figure in the close-up of that detail (second pic linked below).

Edit - I swear it looks like a little LEGO Han Solo in there.

Actually, what I thought of was something that I think was in one of the Lando books. Some droid had another droid it carried around inside. Maybe it wasn't one of the Lando books, but it was a Star Wars novel.

Darth Cruel
12-05-2006, 01:52 AM
Actually, what I thought of was something that I think was in one of the Lando books. Some droid had another droid it carried around inside. Maybe it wasn't one of the Lando books, but it was a Star Wars novel.

I am pretty sure I read that story (or one very similar) I wish I could remember it better.

Bosskman
12-05-2006, 05:03 AM
The concept Fett is freakin' sweet. I'll get 2 and display both (one with each helmet). Together with the concept Stormie they shall be known as the 3 Amigos - the most unstopable bounty hunting force in the Galaxy. As a trophy they carry the severed head of aurra sing. Occasionally they team up with that Geonosian from the Delta Squad set.... I'm starting to catch on to some of these non-movie figures. Giving them backstories is getting fun. I'm gonna write some of these down. It's gotta be better than some of that EU out there (especially post ROTJ).

DarkArtist
12-05-2006, 07:37 AM
it looks like it's going to be a great year. can't wait for these figures to hit retail. is the Biggs based on Dutch's body or VOTC Luke's or is it a combo of both ?
Fett looks great, love the concept and the two helmets sculpts, also curious as to what the chest feature is. Han looks good but I'm not sure about the Death Star Commander, his arms look wierd.

rbaumhauer
12-05-2006, 09:03 AM
The opening panel on Fett is in the ESB Sketchbook (pg 71 :) ), but those drawings are by Joe Johnston - I love Ralph McQuarrie, but he seems to be getting credit for ALL OT concepts, even stuff that wasn't his.

Fett looks great (and I have no idea what else people wanted from this figure), and the rest of the wave looks equally good. Wish the Honor Guard was a bit more neutrally-posed, but that's nitpicking. This will be the first wave in years where I can safely order the whole wave instead of picking and choosing.

Oh, and the "droid within a droid" (Blue Max and Bollux) you guys are struggling to remember was from the best Star Wars novels ever written, Brian Daley's "Han Solo" trilogy. They were emphatically NOT from L. Neil Smith's bewildering "Lando Calrissian" trilogy, probably the three weirdest Star Wars novels ever........

Rick

rbaumhauer
12-05-2006, 09:11 AM
The Death Star Trooper should have the Rebel Fleet Trooper's gun, at least for an ANH version (not sure about later). The arms appear to be from the Death Star Gunner, or very similar (the hands look the same).

Biggs appears to be Dutch with a new head.

The opening panel on Fett is in the ESB Sketchbook, which makes it a Joe Johnston Concept, but I won't quibble too much.....

JEDIpartner
12-05-2006, 09:31 AM
Passing on the Han and probably the as yet not shown Luke. The Fett is a must and I'll probably get one DSTrooper, the Biggs (since I don't have one in any form) and 2 Honour Guards.

LTBasker
12-05-2006, 10:44 AM
DS Trooper - looks great, but I do wish they had done the proper blaster. They probably did the E-11 because it's more iconic and they don't have a decent version of the other. The last two tries at the fleet trooper blaster have been horribly underscale, it should be the same size as the E-11 but they think it's the size of a pistol! (both guns were made out of british sterlings)

Rebel Guard - Even though the figure is really good looking I am highly disappointed, I was hoping they would use the sentry from the crow's nest to make a better articulated fleet trooper. Maybe they'll reuse the body for some rebel techs later on.

Biggs - Looks perfect! Not SA like Luke but it's still a pretty nice body and the headsculpt is very cool.

Han - Interesting that they're using the VOTC version instead of the 43897903287th rerelease of Cantina Han, gives a feeling of freshness. Also looks better than the Cantina Han does when released with a wave that has a bunch of far superior sculpted figures.

Boba - Pretty cool.

Darth Cruel
12-05-2006, 11:10 AM
The opening panel on Fett is in the ESB Sketchbook (pg 71 :) ), but those drawings are by Joe Johnston - I love Ralph McQuarrie, but he seems to be getting credit for ALL OT concepts, even stuff that wasn't his.

Fett looks great (and I have no idea what else people wanted from this figure), and the rest of the wave looks equally good. Wish the Honor Guard was a bit more neutrally-posed, but that's nitpicking. This will be the first wave in years where I can safely order the whole wave instead of picking and choosing.

Oh, and the "droid within a droid" (Blue Max and Bollux) you guys are struggling to remember was from the best Star Wars novels ever written, Brian Daley's "Han Solo" trilogy. They were emphatically NOT from L. Neil Smith's bewildering "Lando Calrissian" trilogy, probably the three weirdest Star Wars novels ever........

Rick

Was it Han Solo at Star's End?

rbaumhauer
12-05-2006, 11:15 AM
Was it Han Solo at Star's End?

Yes, that was the first one. They were also in "Han Solo's Revenge". Can't remember if they were in the third book ("Han Solo and the Lost Legacy") or not.

jedi master sal
12-05-2006, 12:22 PM
Yes, that was the first one. They were also in "Han Solo's Revenge". Can't remember if they were in the third book ("Han Solo and the Lost Legacy") or not.

Excellent memory there (I dont' care if you might have cheated and looked it up, thanks just the same).

I am really digging the Boba. I'll get one of each variant. 1 each to open and carded.

Biggs is "Meh" to me as well as Han. Though I'll get one of each. The Death Satr trooper looks okay. It does look SA, so if so, that will be MOST excellent. I'm torn on the Rebel Honnor Guard. I thought they were in TAN uniforms. Guess memory is failing... They don't look too poseable, but again as previously mentioned they do just kind of stand there. So I'll get some of these. Not too many. Maybe 10. But I'll have to look at the movie again. If the color of the uniform is correct, then I might pick up more.
I'm actually looking forward more to the Saga Legends line than this wave...that's kinda bad.

rbaumhauer
12-05-2006, 12:32 PM
Excellent memory there (I dont' care if you might have cheated and looked it up, thanks just the same).

Didn't cheat on that one, actually, though I have cheerfully admitted that I looked up the "opening armor" bit on Concept Fett, but only because it was in a book that was about a foot away.

I remember this stuff because I read it when it came out, at a very impressionable age (11-13). Also, I haven't read the vast majority of '90s-present SW novels, since I absolutely hate them, and this helps keep my memory uncluttered :)

jjreason
12-05-2006, 02:05 PM
I like all the figures from this wave and will be getting them all. Fett is awesome.

JediTricks
12-05-2006, 02:22 PM
Also, please tell me that the Death Star Trooper doesn't have a Jango head. I can't see to well without the contacts in but it looked kinda like it.Looks like an older Tony Hawk to me.

DarthBrandon
12-05-2006, 04:35 PM
I like all the figures from this wave and will be getting them all. Fett is awesome.

I second that, with doubles & triples to boot in some cases.

BlueSnags
12-05-2006, 04:37 PM
30 Anniversary Wave 2 just went up for pre-order on EE (just ordered a case). Here's the ratio, along with a link:

2x Rebel Sentry Honor Guard
2x Han Solo (Millennium Falcon Gunner)
2x Luke Skywalker
2x Death Star Trooper
2x Biggs Darklighter (Rebel Pilot)
2x McQuarrie Concept Boba Fett (includes two different helmets).

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87500B

Mr. JabbaJohnL
12-05-2006, 04:48 PM
Holy nuts, this wave looks fantastic.

I thought Hasbro said that the Sentry will come with a crow's nest? That would make it even cooler.

In the EE pic, you can see that the Han has swivel elbows instead of the already-available VOTC ones. It seems to otherwise be quite heavily based off of the VOTC figure, which is just fine. He looks great.

Finally, a good Ceremony Luke. This one looks great! Too bad we'll have to wait for an updated Leia and a Han with tucked-in collar.

Good God, the Death Star Trooper's helmet is ginormous, and his head looks to be a little smallish. I'd also like one with a gray jumpsuit, but this one is still better than the 1998 one.

Biggs looks like he's using the Dutch Vander/Wedge body, which is cool. It'll work on him since he's fairly tall. I was looking forward to a deleted scene version but this is just as good.

The Concept Boba looks AWESOME. I love the flamethrower thing. Are those two separate helmets, or is it the front and back? Either way, he's pretty slick.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
12-05-2006, 04:54 PM
This should be merged with the "Concept Boba Fett pics" thread. Just sos you know.

pegger
12-05-2006, 05:30 PM
I'm torn on the Rebel Honnor Guard. I thought they were in TAN uniforms. Guess memory is failing...

No...I think you're right...atleast I remember them being tan.

Looks like an awesome wave. Biggs looks great, the DS trooper looks awesome (the helmet is SUPPOSED to be ginormous!)

pbarnard
12-05-2006, 05:57 PM
They're green, watch the SE DVDs since the color is better :P

Also, makes a logical sense for them to be closer in color to the Imperial officer/Death Star uniform from both an in universe and budget reasons. The obvious is that it saves on costume costs by just taking off the rank cylinders and calling them rebels. Also, most humans who joined the rebellion were imperial or local militia defectors.

BoShek
12-05-2006, 06:12 PM
Rebel Guard-YES! I have been waiting for this figure for ages! I finally have a Galen Torg! http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Galen_Torg

Biggs looks fantastic. But weren't we/are we getting one from the deleted scenes?

Death Star Trooper-I never found the POTF2 one. So I am going to happy when I find this figure.

Luke and Boba look nice.

Han is boring.

Darth Cruel
12-05-2006, 06:24 PM
Rebel Guard-YES! I have been waiting for this figure for ages! I finally have a Galen Torg! http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Galen_Torg

Wedge looks fantastic. But weren't we/are we getting one from the deleted scenes?

Death Star Trooper-I never found the POTF2 one. So I am going to happy when I find this figure.

Luke and Boba look nice.

Han is boring.

The Biggs Darklighter figure is from a deleted scene. The scene was deleted from the Original movie and added to the SE.

You saw Luke?

Mad Slanted Powers
12-05-2006, 07:01 PM
Oh, and the "droid within a droid" (Blue Max and Bollux) you guys are struggling to remember was from the best Star Wars novels ever written, Brian Daley's "Han Solo" trilogy. They were emphatically NOT from L. Neil Smith's bewildering "Lando Calrissian" trilogy, probably the three weirdest Star Wars novels ever........Okay, I was doubting that it was Lando because he had that Vuffi Ra droid instead. I still don't know if I have finished those Han Solo books. I started them after I finished the Lando ones, but got sidetracked. I started again and can't recall if I finished.

Darth Cruel
12-05-2006, 07:03 PM
OK - I just saw the Ceremonial Luke. This figure may just make me like Ceremonial Luke.

DarkArtist
12-05-2006, 08:21 PM
here a pic of the Luke from the Yavin Wave. found it a EE, they already have it up for pre-order with a March estimated date.

Old Fossil
12-05-2006, 08:44 PM
Holy Living Carp. I thought I'd be cutting down on my SW purchases in '07. WRONG!!!

DS Trooper -- will buy at least 2. Or five.

Ceremonial Luke -- will buy 1.

Pilot Han -- nice, but I'll pass.

Rebel Honor Guard -- will buy at least 1.

Biggs -- nice sculpt, though I wish it was Academy Outfit Biggs. Will probably pass, since I have the old POTF2 version and actually am a bit fond of it.

Concept Fett -- Wow. Will buy 1 or 2.

BoShek
12-05-2006, 09:25 PM
Academy Outfit Biggs-that's what I was hoping for! But with a helmet that comes off and ceremonial Luke in the same wave means an easy custom.

Kidhuman
12-05-2006, 09:30 PM
Hey Slick, I gues, You, Guyute and myself are the only ones who dislike Fett.



I think he looks too much like a Stormie.

rbaumhauer
12-05-2006, 09:49 PM
Hey Slick, I gues, You, Guyute and myself are the only ones who dislike Fett.

I think he looks too much like a Stormie.

But he basically looks just like the concept sketches/paintings - maybe not quite enough variation in the color, but still pretty true to the drawings. Had you not seen the concept artwork?

I'm honestly not being snarky - I was just surprised to see a few people really didn't like the figure, when it looked pretty much exactly as I expected it to, and is about as good a representation of the Concept Fett as could be expected in this scale.

Tycho
12-05-2006, 09:58 PM
I may buy some Death Star Troopers as I one day want to build a Star Destroyer, but that's about it. Some of them look good. Some ...

Luke - what the heck?! It's not happening for me. The eyes look strange. I'm fine with the 1997 figure of Luke Ceremony.

Han - pretty useless. I'm down for an EU Han from NJO already - greying hair, a new outfit, like the black jumpsuit he's wearing on the cover of Hero's Trial, and so forth.

Boba Fett - I don't buy concept figures. It's a curiosity I could see myself admiring in someone else's collection, but I don't need this for my dioramas.

Rebel Honor Guard - I bought 8 Rebel Fleet Troopers from 1997 to man the upstairs and downstairs corners of the doll house I turned into Yavin Base (you have to see what I'm talking about - it's more like a pyramid than a doll house). At that time I was really excited to get this "Blockade Runner Soldier," that I'd always wanted for nearly 20 years at that point. Of course the 2001 and 2003 Saga 2 versions of this figure topped them. Now the 2007 version is another kind of Rebel Trooper altogether - but I just don't feel it's worth my $$$ right now to spend nearly $45 at the very least to replace figures that are incidental to the scene. The main idea is that Han and Luke are given medals by Leia, with Dodonna observing, and Chewbacca getting neglected. I think I'll take the main idea rather than worry too much about authenticity when I'm more interested in other scenes.

Biggs - unnecessary, as I display him with his helmet on and the 1998 figure works just fine. However, there are strong rumors they ARE doing the Academy Uniform from the Lost Scenes in the very next wave after this one, and this head sculpt will be used. I will buy that if for no other reason than to use with a surplus Luke Tatooine figure I accumulated along the way (probably from a $1.99 sale at TRU or something).

Slicker
12-05-2006, 10:07 PM
Rebel Honor Guard - I bought 8 Rebel Fleet Troopers from 1997 to man the upstairs and downstairs corners of the doll house I turned into Yavin Base (you have to see what I'm talking about - it's more like a pyramid than a doll house). Tycho owns a doll house!!! Tycho owns a doll house!!!



I'm honestly not being snarky Does JT have an alter ego here?

Kidhuman
12-05-2006, 10:14 PM
But he basically looks just like the concept sketches/paintings - maybe not quite enough variation in the color, but still pretty true to the drawings. Had you not seen the concept artwork?

I'm honestly not being snarky - I was just surprised to see a few people really didn't like the figure, when it looked pretty much exactly as I expected it to, and is about as good a representation of the Concept Fett as could be expected in this scale.


I really dont care for concept figures, if the concept was so great, it would have made the final cut

Slicker
12-05-2006, 10:24 PM
if the concept was so great, it would have made the final cut*claps* Way to go, John Madden.

rbaumhauer
12-05-2006, 10:35 PM
Based on information from elsewhere, I'll retract my impression that this is really a "Joe Johnston" Concept Fett - the opening panel and the more "movie-like" helmet are from Johnston, but the other helmet and the balance of the design appear to be based on some McQuarrie designs that are in "The Art of The Empire Strikes Back".

rbaumhauer
12-05-2006, 10:55 PM
Boba looks like crap, but I like the rest of the wave


x2, KH.

That Fett looks pathetic.

Not to be overly-pedantic, but if you don't like the idea of "concept" figures, then say that. What you said above appears to be commentary on the quality of the figure, which was what was so perplexing.

Personally, I think that some of the discarded concepts were better than what ended up in the movies - maybe not in this particular case but, for instance, while it might not have been quite as "cool", I thought that the Y-wing based snowspeeder would have made more sense that what ended up in ESB.

Also, I think that many of the discarded concepts from the OT are far superior to what ended up on screen in the PT. I would much rather have an "Evolutions" display of Concept Fett/ESB Fett/ROTJ Fett than AOTC Clone/ROTS Clone/Stormtrooper, for instance.

For me, it drives home a couple of points: first, that there actually were artists who designed this stuff, and there is a process involved in that; and second, that the stories that we saw on screen were the end result of a process, not something that was handed down to Lucas on stone tablets. The end result is cool and all, but the process is also interesting - it's why they published the Sketchbooks and "Art of" books and Portfolios, and I like that a few of examples of the process will be memorialized in plastic.

Rick

jedi master sal
12-06-2006, 12:24 AM
Here's another link to a pic of the first wave if you want a better look:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/out/large/HAS13023.jpg

I think Boba looks great. Depending on if they package him two ways (with each differnt helmet) will determine how many I get. If two packaging variants then four total. If just teh one, then 3 total.

DS trooper is AWESOME! 20+ please! SA!!

Han actually isn't bad. Scene specific thought, so I'll take just one.

Luke!! Frickin' A. He's SA! Okay so the head sculpt is poor. But he's great custom fodder!I'll get several of him. One for the intended purpose and others for customs.

Rebel Honor Guard-as stated previously, I think the uniform was Tan not green in the film. So I'm slightly disappointed. Still, he's got ball jointed elbows and shoulders. Hinged knees, and possible ankles. Not too bad of a fig. I'll get 20 of him after all.

Biggs, Meh. Better sculpt, so I'll get one.

Overall I think this wave is decent. Some hits and some misses, but fair.

-Sal

jedi master sal
12-06-2006, 12:28 AM
Academy Outfit Biggs-that's what I was hoping for! But with a helmet that comes off and ceremonial Luke in the same wave means an easy custom.

Exactly!

I plan on doing just the very same thing.

Tycho
12-06-2006, 01:58 AM
There were green, grey, and tan uniforms amongst the Rebel troopers in the Yavin Ceremony scene.

It always disturbs me that they were "terrorists" as branded by the government (Empire) who blow up the Death Star at known coordinants, (Yavin) and then they have a medal ceremony at the site.

Realistically, though I think the Marvel comics delve into alternate reasoning (an Imperial blockade of the Yavin System I guess), the Rebels should have cut and run from Yavin and evacuated to Hoth or wherever another base was convenient, like immediately while the Death Star explosion was still cooling.

Now Marvel Comics I think referenced an Imperial blockade (Star Destroyers) surrounding the entire system. I have no idea why the Empire didn't just issue the order for an arial bombardment, or land AT-ATs on Yavin's moon and stomp the Alliance right then and there.

Yes, for Hollywood's sake we had a cutesy medal awarding ceremony - and I understand the value of heroes to the struggling Rebellion - but was that really the time for it? Perhaps the ceremony took place some days later while the Rebels were still contained in the Yavin System and Dodonna and Leia thought it would boost troop morale?

In any case, we're off on a tangent here. But there were at least 3 different colored troop uniforms, plus the standard Blockade Runner Soldier look.

dindae
12-06-2006, 08:29 AM
I like all of the figures and appreciate the fact the Hasbro seems to have upped the arcticulation per wave.

dindae
12-06-2006, 08:45 AM
I believe there will be two Biggs this year and the Biggs Academy will be in wave 3. I could be wrong but he is list in wave 3 by r2dtoys.

http://www.r2dtoys.com/store/store.pl?action=comingsoon&id=2363

Slicker
12-06-2006, 10:36 AM
Not to be overly-pedantic, but if you don't like the idea of "concept" figures, then say that. What you said above appears to be commentary on the quality of the figure, which was what was so perplexing.

I just hate most everything having to do with Boba Fett.

You mean that getting a Fett concept is more important than getting a Vader or Luke concept figure? This is just Hasbro catering to fan boys. I think Fett is the most overrated character in the SW universe...

















He's also very dead inside of the sarlaac

mabudonicus
12-06-2006, 10:47 AM
Slick, I remember a thread somewheres called "How did boba fett really died" and it said a whole bunch of stuff that contradicts what you just posted ;)

And what is with all the all-white concept figs?? Is hasbro trying to secretly gauge the market for "prototype" figs?? as in, everything in 2008 or so will be unpainted ??? That would be cool :beard:Isobaws&

El Chuxter
12-06-2006, 11:57 AM
Slick, I remember a thread somewheres called "How did boba fett really died" and it said a whole bunch of stuff that contradicts what you just posted.

Yeah, some guy had some pretty solid evidence that he survived, and apparently he became a rock star or something?

Old Fossil
12-06-2006, 12:21 PM
There were green, grey, and tan uniforms amongst the Rebel troopers in the Yavin Ceremony scene.

It always disturbs me that they were "terrorists" as branded by the government (Empire) who blow up the Death Star at known coordinants, (Yavin) and then they have a medal ceremony at the site.

Realistically, though I think the Marvel comics delve into alternate reasoning (an Imperial blockade of the Yavin System I guess), the Rebels should have cut and run from Yavin and evacuated to Hoth or wherever another base was convenient, like immediately while the Death Star explosion was still cooling.

Now Marvel Comics I think referenced an Imperial blockade (Star Destroyers) surrounding the entire system. I have no idea why the Empire didn't just issue the order for an arial bombardment, or land AT-ATs on Yavin's moon and stomp the Alliance right then and there.

Yes, for Hollywood's sake we had a cutesy medal awarding ceremony - and I understand the value of heroes to the struggling Rebellion - but was that really the time for it? Perhaps the ceremony took place some days later while the Rebels were still contained in the Yavin System and Dodonna and Leia thought it would boost troop morale?



Perhaps the Rebels on Yavin had an ion cannon, like on Hoth, that would make aerial bombardment difficult. The Imperial assault on Echo base was a hollow victory, too, as the majority of the Rebel forces there escaped, to establish new bases elsewhere. Ground assault, then, may not have been preferable to simply maneuvering a massive space station into the Yavin system and blasting it into fragments.

The medal ceremony is easily explained as a further boost to troop morale, as you suggested, that was already high after the destruction of the Death Star. Taking time to stage an elaborate ceremony, when they could have been doing something more "practical," was essentially a display of power, a way of showing that they were still capable of civility, and that some of the grandeur of the old Republic was not forgotten.

rbaumhauer
12-06-2006, 01:58 PM
I just hate most everything having to do with Boba Fett.

You mean that getting a Fett concept is more important than getting a Vader or Luke concept figure? This is just Hasbro catering to fan boys. I think Fett is the most overrated character in the SW universe...

He's also very dead inside of the sarlaac

I won't disagree with you on Lucas' weird attitude toward Fett, and the way it's changed over the years. He was originally presented as a bada$$, then killed off in a stupid (and frankly childish) fashion in ROTJ. When fans complained, Lucas claimed not to understand why they were upset, that Fett was just a peripheral villain with no importance.

Then, Lucas turns around and creates the ultimate piece of fan-w4nk in ANH-SE, and puts in the stupid cameo. THEN, he makes the Fett Clan integral to the creation of the Empire in the PT, gives Boba a horrible backstory, etc.

I've never been enamored of Fett, personally - while I disliked the WAY he was killed in ROTJ, it was more because of the tone than because of an attachment to the character. That said, I like the concept figure for the reasons I outlined earlier. Would I rather have a Concept Vader? Yes, certainly, and I think we'll get one in the TAC line, but I still like the Fett concept figure.

Rick

General_Grievous
12-06-2006, 02:22 PM
I like all of these figures except for the Han. I'll definitely pick up Luke, Biggs, the Rebel Sentry, and the Death Star Trooper. Boba's nice, but he's EU, and therefore useless for my collection.

JediTricks
12-06-2006, 03:53 PM
Luke - what the heck?! It's not happening for me. The eyes look strange. I'm fine with the 1997 figure of Luke Ceremony.Both the basic version and the Princess Leia Collection version have poor likenesses, although so does this prototype - hopefully it'll be better by production time. Did you know the reason the POTF2 basic version you mentioned has some trouble standing is because it's designed to balance while bowing for its medal?



It always disturbs me that they were "terrorists" as branded by the government (Empire) who blow up the Death Star at known coordinants, (Yavin) and then they have a medal ceremony at the site.

Yes, for Hollywood's sake we had a cutesy medal awarding ceremony - and I understand the value of heroes to the struggling Rebellion - but was that really the time for it? Perhaps the ceremony took place some days later while the Rebels were still contained in the Yavin System and Dodonna and Leia thought it would boost troop morale?Well, the death star blowing up - and probably the medal scene to go with it - was from the end of what we now know as ROTJ but Lucas realized the story was too long for 1 film and wasn't sure he could get to all 3 parts, needed a good ending for the first film and just stole the ending of the last film to do it (which is also why we have another Death Star in ROTJ). We have no idea if the Death Star ever relayed the location of the Yavin base to the rest of the Imperial forces, Tarkin's confidence in his battle station was so high he may have kept that to himself to capture all the glory, and left the fleet in the dark halfway across the galaxy.


The Imperial assault on Echo base was a hollow victory, too, as the majority of the Rebel forces there escaped, to establish new bases elsewhere. I dunno about that, the Rebel forces never establish a new base elsewhere, they're splintered and only come together in spaceships afterwards, Hoth is really their last base of operations that we see in the movies.



And what is with all the all-white concept figs?? Is hasbro trying to secretly gauge the market for "prototype" figs?? as in, everything in 2008 or so will be unpainted ??? That would be cool :beard:Isobaws&He's all-white because that's what he was in the concept art, he was a sort of advanced Stormtrooper or something, he didn't get his colors until fairly late in the process.

General_Grievous
12-06-2006, 04:32 PM
To add more, I really don't like the Han Solo. Just a repack with a headset. I was hoping for a Ceremonial Han...

Kidhuman
12-06-2006, 04:42 PM
*claps* Way to go, John Madden.

Who told you?


Slick, I remember a thread somewheres called "How did boba fett really died" and it said a whole bunch of stuff that contradicts what you just posted ;)





I also remember someone else offering a pocket full o' slaps too

Devo
12-06-2006, 05:57 PM
I'm delighted with the Honor guard and the Death star trooper. 2 new figures and one of them is 'new' new as in never done in vintage or POTF2. I'd love more background rebels like this no matter how 'boring' the costume. It pains me to read collectors saying that - its boring - thats what the kid audience is for!!! Collectors are supposed to welcome figures such as the Rebel honor guard and the Naboo soldier.

The other figures I'll buy too except for the concept Fett. Looks like they've put effort into it but I still don't personally see a point in having it.

Rogue II
12-06-2006, 06:16 PM
The Death Star Trooper was in needed a resculpt. The POTF2 had an akward pose. And like a couple other guys said, hopefully Hasbro can repaint grey it in the future. I still think the one photo makes him look like a Spaceball.

I like the new Han. Since I don't have the VOTC version and I didn't buy the Gunner Station Han, this one will get crammed into my Millenium Falcon.

The rest look nice as well. I might even grab 2 of the Rebel Guards. The only one from this wave I won't buy is the Concept figure. I'm not interested in collecting those.

TheDarthVader
12-06-2006, 06:30 PM
Luke fine, will get one B-
Han okay, will get one B-
DS Trooper nice, good sculpt, will get 2 or 3 B+
Rebel Guard nice, never made, will get 2 or 3 B+
Biggs good resculpt will get 2 A-
Boba Fett doesn't bother me, will get 2 B-

Darth Cruel
12-06-2006, 08:47 PM
Slightly better pics. Actually the same pics as EE has, but not blocking each other and slightly larger.

http://www.hasbro.com/starwars/default.cfm?page=news&newsid=57F1CBB0-D56F-E112-4E89784489D94936

Nice wave despite my disappointment over tha Sentry's absence.

timmae
12-06-2006, 09:30 PM
fett is the only one i will buy. on the other hand the new galactic heroes look interesting enough to get me to purchase at least 4 different sets.


x2, KH.

That Fett looks pathetic.

plasticfetish
12-07-2006, 02:00 AM
OK! My thoughts...

Concept Art Boba Fett = great! There's photos >> here (http://bobafett.com/multimedia/image/reference/artof-02.jpg) for those that haven't seen the McQuarrie art. I don't know how accurate Hasbro's figure is, but I don't really know that it matters. I just like the "concept art' idea.

Biggs Darklighter = very nice. I can feel good about not buying the POTF version now.

Death Star Trooper = very nice. Yeah, that's a big helmet, but the helmet in the film is huge, and again... it's better than the POTF version.

Han Solo = at first I didn't care, but then I remembered this cool Chewbacca figure that I have with a mask, and how I wanted to do a "space slug" scene, so now I'm really excited about this one.

Luke Skywalker (Ceremonial) = good. I'll second what Tycho said about being happy with the older version (I happen to really like it), but this is still a good looking figure. Right now I'd have to say that I'll skip it though.

Rebel Sentry Honor Guard = very nice. Can't complain about another OT soldier, and though I'm not sure if the color's right... I don't think I care. (Just for fun, comparison photo below.) JT's right about the "wide leg" stance thing. I could do without that, but it doesn't spoil the figure for me.

Slicker
12-07-2006, 11:30 AM
Han Solo = at first I didn't care, but then I remembered this cool Chewbacca figure that I have with a mask, and how I wanted to do a "space slug" scene, so now I'm really excited about this one.

I think you may be a bit mistaken PF. The Han isn't the ESB one with the breath mask. It's the version of Han in the gunner seat with the gloves and microphone (the mouth dealy). It wouldn't take much at all to make it the ESB version though if you have an extra Chewie.

Old Fossil
12-07-2006, 11:48 AM
After seeing this assortment, can anyone honestly say that the line is primarily geared towards kids???

I think this shows what many of us have known or suspected for some time now: the SW basic figure line owes it existence to collectors, primarily, with kids being (a possibly distant) second. Does anybody really see kids scooping up the Honor Guard, or even the concept Fett?

plasticfetish
12-07-2006, 11:55 AM
I think you may be a bit mistaken PF.Ooooh yeah... I just looked at a bigger pic. So let me edit that...

Han Solo = maybe, but I could probably do without him. Still, might be cool to have of you want to put him in the gunner seat, and Chewy in the cockpit. Looks like gloves painted on his hands also... that's a new thing. (?)

Slicker
12-07-2006, 01:03 PM
Looks like gloves painted on his hands also... that's a new thing. (?)The gunner station Han from back in the POTF2 days had gloves painted on his hands as well. They weren't so much gloves though as his entire hand just being painted brown.

This new Han has some good detail in the gloves so it's a yes and no to your question.

toonimator
12-07-2006, 03:19 PM
I can see kids getting some. Maybe not the Honor Guard (I, too, was hoping for the sentry... but since we've got an SA Honor Guard, can an SA Fleet Trooper be THAT far behind? I think this guy's got ball-jointed knees, BTW, not just hinged).

Speaking of the guard, he looks cool. Like many at RS, I plan to try & swap heads with the DS Trooper to get some variety in 'em. The movie versions were olive-green, not as saturated as these figure pics make him seem. So it's not dead-on, but it's not as far off as if they were really tan.

Han is mostly new, as well. The torso may be VOTC's, and the gunbelt a retooled version (to hold what's really an ESB/ROTJ-style blaster there), but the legs, arms, and head are all new.

Luke's a nice SA figure and I'll buy a few for customs, including painting the coat brown for a Dark Horse "EMPIRE" Luke from the Jabiim arc (where he wore this outfit, a good post-ANH suit for him, but with a brown version of the same coat. I'll also try swapping heads with my custom-fodder VTSC Lukes :)

Biggs is what was expected, but rumors have long held that Wave 3, the Tatooine wave, will include Academy Biggs. This is the wave we get Moisture Vaporator Luke in, and Hasbro's got blank pages on their site for Luke, Biggs, a Jawa & LIN droid, and Elis Helrot. The latter are 100% Tatooine, so stands to reason Luke & Biggs'll be as well. Tycho, how can you be satisfied with the POTF2 version?! He's got a super-small helmet on with no visor! Buy this guy and leave his helmet on, he'll look 100x better! While you're at it, buy 2 of the Honor Guards, that's enough for enhancing your doll house display ;)

The DS Trooper's head looks tiny in the Hasbro photo, but in the Lee's magazine photos provided by BlueSnags, the side-by-side photos show his head's not really that small. I'll get a bunch of these for sure!

From Lee's as well, you can see more detail & color variation on Concept Fett, with an off-white jumpsuit. The non-movie helmet's also painted more like the concept drawing. I LOVE this figure, and I think kids'll like him too, he's a neat "what if" Fett, and still a great design even if it didn't make the final cut. I plan on buying several of these, too, one to lead a couple McStormies, some to become fanfic Mandalorians, maybe some to customize into KOTOR-era Mandalorian War soldiers.

As for more Concept figures, Vader's sure to be a lock later on, though I don't recall what wave he's rumored for. Next up in Wave 3 is Concept Chewbacca, hopefully the scary bug-eyed version. If they treat him as well as Boba, we'll have a really creepy-looking alien with another pistol & holster and a rifle too, great for background display figures, custom fodder, EU/concept displays, fanfic adventures, terrifying your toddlers, etc. If Chewie's good, then I'm sure the rest will be. Vader from that 'duel' painting should be great!

2007's shaping up to be a great year, with the first 2 waves having mostly all-new sculpts, and well-articulated ones at that. Plus we've got a peak at Darth Revan who ALSO looks great, even if his legs might not have a great range of motion due to the outfit. So I'm stoked for this line!

dindae
12-07-2006, 05:20 PM
After seeing this assortment, can anyone honestly say that the line is primarily geared towards kids???

I would still say yes. Sure the Honor Guard and Concept Fett are for the collectors, but Luke, Han, and Biggs are prime kid figures. And as a kid I got every figure I could and suceeded in getting all of them until I lost intrest in 83-84. Granted it was a hell of a lot easier since it would only take a half a year to get to the number a figures I collected in 6 years as a kid. But if they weren't gearing the line towards kids there would be no Legends line, no Greatest Hits, no crappy battlepacks, and no endless release of figures like Vader. I can't figure out why kids buy that crap either but then I don't have any so I can't judge.

Jayspawn
12-07-2006, 09:21 PM
I love the Concept figure! I'll be getting one for sure! Not sure about the opening chest either and I dont seem to remember seeing that on a drawing either, but I'm sure its somewhere.

toonimator
12-08-2006, 02:42 PM
The opening stomach armor is in a couple Joe Johnston drawings, from what I've seen. So it exists, just merged with the McQuarrie Turnaround design in the figure.

JediTricks
12-08-2006, 04:05 PM
The opening stomach panel is in the link PF posted in post #70, last drawing on the right, and it IS a Joe Johnston drawing. I looked these up yesterday in my Art of SW ESB SE book, the figure's first helmet with the "gun mouth" or whatever, that is on the page previous to the one PF supplied, this image:
http://bobafett.com/multimedia/image/reference/artof-01.jpg
and that helmet IS drawn by McQuarrie (though that scan doesn't include the credit for it, it's in the book).


BTW, you know what I really hate about this Concept Fett situation? It's gonna be exactly like what happened with the Concept Stormtrooper figure, all these haters spend weeks trashing the thing, going "I won't get this, it's stupid, it's not from the movie, I'll never buy it!" then it comes out and it's awesome so a lot of those haters snatch up every single one they find.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
12-08-2006, 05:07 PM
I wonder if they'll mention Joe Johnston on the card at all, what with it being the "McQuarrie Signature Series?"

As far as gloves on Han's hands, well, the Gunner Station and Millennium Falcom CD game/playset thing figures both have flat, painted gloves on the hands. It's basically olive-colored, with black stripes and a small flesh-colored space. Hopefully they improved on it this time.

darthscribe
12-12-2006, 04:07 AM
The stomach panel is supposed to be a mini-dart launcher, as are the knee ones.

I recall reading somewhere that Concept Vader is on its way, and Luke's brother (Deak Starkiller) in the breath pack will be coming. I'm REALLY excited about those two: that's a nice little two-pack diorama right there (are you LISTENING, Hasbro? Maybe Vader backed up with two lightsaber stormies, THIS time with a decent shield, please!)

I think the intention is to have all the characters from the McQuarrie concept posters. Hey, I won't say no. Be nice if they painted them in a McQuarrie color scheme, now that they're getting creative with the Marvel packs. (Although the comics say Dark Horse!!! Sell Out!!!0

Ah: those golden days, when even more crazy names abounded in the screenplays. Does anyone miss that the Emperor didn't end up getting called Cos Da****? Can you imagine the audience reaction when he announces to Mace "I am Da****"? I think there's a stand-up routine.

I've always liked Crispin Hoedaack, myself...

[Edit: I just noticed the board censored Cos' name. I love that an officially sanctioned Lucas name won't pass muster here!!!]

plasticfetish
12-12-2006, 04:58 AM
I just noticed the board censored Cos' name. I love that an officially sanctioned Lucas name won't pass muster here!!!It's an autocensor. That letter combination won't get past the autocensor... so it's a good thing they didn't go with that name. ;)

DarkArtist
12-12-2006, 07:59 AM
BTW, you know what I really hate about this Concept Fett situation? It's gonna be exactly like what happened with the Concept Stormtrooper figure, all these haters spend weeks trashing the thing, going "I won't get this, it's stupid, it's not from the movie, I'll never buy it!" then it comes out and it's awesome so a lot of those haters snatch up every single one they find.

Yeah, I myself love this figure and can't wait to get my hands on about 3-5 of them for a small army lead by the VOTC Badboy himself. Hey the way I look at it everyone has their tastes and versions of Star Wars, those who like EU will love the idea of this figure, those who only believe what has been seen on the big screen will likely pass. Either way I hope to snag a few of these guys.

Tycho
12-12-2006, 10:13 AM
Hey the way I look at it everyone has their tastes and versions of Star Wars, those who like EU will love the idea of this figure, those who only believe what has been seen on the big screen will likely pass. Either way I hope to snag a few of these guys.

There's those of us who like EU by way of characters from good comics or books, but don't play video games and don't care for rejected Concept Art. That's not what the EU is for our tastes.

I'm just pointing out that there exists even more differences amongst fans.

Right now I'd rather strongly prefer a figure of Ferus Olin (you say who???) over a concept figure of Boba Fett.

JON9000
12-12-2006, 01:31 PM
There's those of us who like EU by way of characters from good comics or books, but don't play video games and don't care for rejected Concept Art. That's not what the EU is for our tastes.

I pretty much don't care for EU because the stories are lame and overly contrived to fit them with canon. Beru and Owen hit by Xizor? Bwaaahahahahahaa!

But I'm getting the Concept art Fett because he is just flipping cool-looking! I would've gotten concept stormie, but I never saw him at retail...

Tycho
12-12-2006, 02:08 PM
There are some bad ideas in the EU and then you can feel free to ask me which ones are the good books (look for James Luceno's, Jude Watson's Young Reader Books (seriously), that new Darth Bane book, etc).

As to Beru and Owen being hit by Prince Xizor: the book (I think it was in the K.W. Jeter Boba Fett trilogy) explains they weren't. I forgot who, but someone wanted to pin that one of Xizor because they knew who Darth Vader actually was (this is after the Dark Lord knew who Luke was as well) and they thought they could manipulate Vader into taking out Xizor. I think it was Palpatine doing it actually - he wanted to get rid of Xizor but didn't want to show his hand in it. So Vader was given a motive to pile on to his list of things he had against Xizor - which of course included the crime boss' targeting of Vader's son who Xizor was erroneously making look like it was Vader's handywork. (As we know, Vader wanted to turn Luke to the Dark Side and depose the Emperor).

It was a tangled web about some truly screwed up people we normally think of as just being the bad guys and not necessarily paranoid psycho cases - but the prequels demonstrated that they are anyway, so it's a better read now. That happened accidentally though.

Jargo
12-12-2006, 05:09 PM
Luke looks like his face has been in a freeway pile up inferno. Imp naval trooper has hideous leg joints. rebel sentry aint too bad but looks like another couple of weeks fixing that stance might have benefitted him. Han is blah, Fett is blah, Biggs is blah.

nice assortment lousy sculpts.

SirSteve
12-12-2006, 05:32 PM
Added Hi-Res pics!

http://www.sirstevesguide.com/index.php?categoryid=13&p2_articleid=517

pegger
12-12-2006, 05:38 PM
Added Hi-Res pics!

http://www.sirstevesguide.com/index.php?categoryid=13&p2_articleid=517

Wait a minute...u mean the coins are RANDOM????

dindae
12-12-2006, 05:58 PM
Shouldn't be according to the Q&A. Probably lazy photo taking.

Mad Slanted Powers
12-12-2006, 06:44 PM
Shouldn't be according to the Q&A. Probably lazy photo taking.
But the pictures actually show the coins in the package and they don't match there either.

Actually, this could be a good thing, because I could pass on a figure and still get the coin if I found it on one of the extra troops I get.

BlueSnags
12-12-2006, 07:27 PM
That Concept Boba looks great in the package. Will be impossible to find at retail.

JediTricks
12-12-2006, 08:02 PM
Hey the way I look at it everyone has their tastes and versions of Star Wars, those who like EU will love the idea of this figure, those who only believe what has been seen on the big screen will likely pass. I am probably an "anti-EU" guy in that respect, but I am way into these concept figures. I don't think the anti-EU folks will bow out unforunately, like I was saying before, they'll badmouth it but more than a few will grab it the second they see it.


Added Hi-Res pics!

http://www.sirstevesguide.com/index.php?categoryid=13&p2_articleid=517
The photos of Luke look way better than the previous ones we saw, but there's still something not quite working here in the sculpt, and the paint is just a mess.


The coins aren't random according to Hasbro, what's probably going on is that they needed mockups for the photos and the real coins weren't ready or available so they just grabbed wave 1 coins. If you look carefully, you can see the loose coins are actually cutouts on some background.

Tycho
12-12-2006, 08:31 PM
I don't need or plan to buy that Biggs figure but he looks great and the sculpt and card are awesome!

I like the Death Star Trooper and the Yavin Rebel Honor Guard looks good, too. I plan to buy a few of the former and they might just tempt me with the latter.

Jargo
12-12-2006, 08:47 PM
lukes head sculpt is even more off than any other luke figure. it's so not like mark hamill as to remind me of a female actress. something tells me that it's the female lead from Strictly ballroom.

the DST leg joints are too messy. you got that big fat top to the lower leg then a flimsy weak looking joint. over at galactic hunter the news article said hasbro delayed these to get the sculpting just right..... these don't even look finished. they look sloppy in the same way the saga Emperor does or the vintage style threepio does. ugly ugly ugly.

biggs is ok aside from the leg straps that wedge and dutch vander also suffer. the head sculpt is cool though.

rebel sentry is ok, but not brilliant.

fett, well it's just bland. there's a McQuarrie production painting that has fett in white/grey with the poncho in the bespin dining room with a latino Lando. to me that would have been a little more appealing.

Han with added headset and new hands. could they not have given vintage han swappable hands and the headset? hmmmmm.....

I seriously hope they make revisions to the new figures. I know they won't. I also hope they get some different sculptors onboard coz whoever did these aint good.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
12-12-2006, 09:18 PM
I think they look pretty good, but I sure ain't diggin' those "painting" pictures on the cards. Just use real photos and that would be so much better; these are too much like the Unleashed cards where they could/should be like the vintage ones.

Also, the Death Star Trooper in the picture looks a little too much like General Veers.

Tycho
12-12-2006, 10:28 PM
I dig the painted cards as I liked the Unleashed packaging also. They look great if you ask me. Biggs' card especially. SirSteve posted these pics on the main page btw.

Carded and loose, hi-resolution:

http://www.sirstevesguide.com/index.php?categoryid=13&p2_articleid=517

DarkArtist
12-13-2006, 07:29 AM
I love the artwork on these, it's a cool change from the Saga, which don't get me wrong I liked the look of those as well, but for me the art wins. Plus it's is sort of a nod to the Unleashed line. Can't wait for these to hit retail. It looks like Luke is packaged with the Vader Lightsaber Hilt like in the VOTC line. What I don't understand is why they just don't take a ROTS Anakin hilt and pack it in with the figure.

I was so excited when I saw these posted on Rebelscum.com that I quickly rushed to the forum here in hopes of being the first to post but SirSteve beat me to it. Forgot to check the home page for the latest news before posting.

jedi master sal
12-13-2006, 09:17 AM
I dig the painted cards as I liked the Unleashed packaging also. They look great if you ask me. Biggs' card especially. SirSteve posted these pics on the main page btw.

Carded and loose, hi-resolution:

http://www.sirstevesguide.com/index.php?categoryid=13&p2_articleid=517


Yeah, the new cards are growing on me too and we haven't seen them in person yet.

I think this wave looks pretty good. Sure we can nit-pick but overall it really is a good wave. I'll probably pass on the Han, just because I have plenty of him. But I'll take the upgraded Luke, even if it means a headswap. DST and RHG are going to be multiple purchases for me. Though of course I'd like the legs straighter (closer together) on the RHG. Biggs looks fantastic and I'm hoping to get a signed one of him. I might pick up some more of thise one for custom fodder.

And I REALLY dig the concept Boba. Okay, so it's probably a niche figure, but it's cool. A different way to see the character. Heck, I might even buy multiples and custom paint a bunch. Certainly one in Boba and one in Jango color schemes.

Quit poo-pooing folks! At least we are still getting figs. Back in the 80's around this time after Jedi, the line was really starting to wane. By 1985 they were practically non-exhistent. But same time next year, this line will be going very strong! And it looks so for at least a couple more years. I'd like perfection in my action figures just as much as the next person, but I've learned to settle for really close or close enough. They are just TOYS afterall...heh heh.

LTBasker
12-13-2006, 11:09 AM
The packaging has grown on me a bit as well, not completely though since so far with all the artwork the figures tend to blend into the packaging. Maybe it'll be better in person.

Interesting to note that the Rebel Guard and Biggs seem to come with new versions of the "Rebel E-11" that are around the same size as the "Imperial E-11". Shame the DS Trooper looks like it will indeed come with the Imperial version, but oh well.

I think I'm actually looking forward to these now.

DarkArtist
12-13-2006, 12:32 PM
And I REALLY dig the concept Boba. Okay, so it's probably a niche figure, but it's cool. A different way to see the character. Heck, I might even buy multiples and custom paint a bunch. Certainly one in Boba and one in Jango color schemes.

Quit poo-pooing folks! At least we are still getting figs. Back in the 80's around this time after Jedi, the line was really starting to wane. By 1985 they were practically non-exhistent. But same time next year, this line will be going very strong! And it looks so for at least a couple more years. I'd like perfection in my action figures just as much as the next person, but I've learned to settle for really close or close enough. They are just TOYS afterall...heh heh.

you read my mind sal. I was thinking of getting multiplies of Boba to create an army of Mandolore. I think if I can find them about 10 would do nicely.

and it true, back in '85 when POTF started to fizzle, we were left with no more Star Wars, unless of course you count the dozens of Droids and Ewok figures clogging the pegs, I can remember getting some of the Droids ships like the A-wing and Side Gunner for about $4.00 a pop. We should be careful, afterall Hasbro may be listening and saying "Hey, they don't like what we are giving them, then maybe we'll stop making figures for Star Wars."

Ji'dai
12-13-2006, 01:55 PM
I'll definitely try to snag 3-4 concept Fetts like I did with the Stormtrooper. As long as Hasbro sticks to the main characters or fan favorites I'll continue buying figures based on concept art.

Although I did buy the EU concept Airspeeder, Cloud Car, & Speeder Bike + figures during the POTF2 line, I probably wouldn't do so again.

I also want multiples of the Rebel Honor Guard, but I'll decide on the rest when I see them in person. I do like the figures, but ultimately price will be a major deciding factor for me. I don't think 4" figures are worth more than $5 each.

El Chuxter
12-13-2006, 02:38 PM
[Edit: I just noticed the board censored Cos' name. I love that an officially sanctioned Lucas name won't pass muster here!!!]

Yeah, we can't talk about Jabba's friend Wol Caba****e.

Nor can we discuss the mythical national hero of Japan, Minamoto Yo****sune.

Slicker
12-13-2006, 02:49 PM
What about Gen. Yama****a, the Tiger of Malaya?

JediTricks
12-13-2006, 04:31 PM
Interesting to note that the Rebel Guard and Biggs seem to come with new versions of the "Rebel E-11" that are around the same size as the "Imperial E-11". Shame the DS Trooper looks like it will indeed come with the Imperial version, but oh well.I don't think it's actually a new Rebel DH-17 blaster, I believe they're using the superior mold from the Saga line that came with Captain Antilles and General Dodonna, sadly they didn't continue using this blaster after those 2 even though it's larger and thus closer to scale than the dinky POTJ version.

LTBasker
12-13-2006, 07:53 PM
Oh, yeah I think you're right, I stand corrected. Looking at pictures of Biggs and Dutch they do look like the same size compared to the hands holding them, oh well at least they're not the microscopic ones that came with the POTJ troopers. As long as they keep the ends painted silver they'll look good.

Didn't know they were called DH-17s, that's gonna make things much easier. :D

JediTricks
12-15-2006, 07:35 PM
"BlasTech DH-17 Blaster Pistol", according to some of the EU Reference books. Here's a mention on SW.com: http://www.starwars.com/collecting/news/masterreplicas/news20040702.html

As for the accessory, Biggs' one will be the first one painted silver on the barrel I believe, the others were gray or sparkly gray plastic with no paint on the barrel. As you can see, the one with the RHG is either gray or black plastic without paint, which stinks.

JediTricks
12-18-2006, 02:28 PM
As for the accessory, Biggs' one will be the first one painted silver on the barrel I believe, the others were gray or sparkly gray plastic with no paint on the barrel. Whoops! I forgot about the TSC Endor Rebel Soldiers, both come with this accessory and both have silver on the barrel.