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Jek Porky 2002
02-03-2002, 05:57 AM
Are there going to be any Cinema Scenes 3 packs for Attack Of The Clones, because I miss them.
Here's some ideas-
Final Dual- with Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Tyranus

Arena Battle- with Jango Fett, Barris Offee and Clone Trooper

Count Dooku's Box- with Count Dooku, Poggle The Lesser and Nute Gunray

What do you think?

derek
02-03-2002, 07:32 AM
i've heard they'd been discontinued. too many mos espa jar jar scenes left over.:cry:

Jargo
02-03-2002, 07:38 AM
I've always liked the idea of cinema scenes because we get more background characters and characters we wouldn't ordinarily get. But, and it's a big but, there's only ever one decent figure per three. the poses are all as bad as these episode two figures and there's poorer articulation mostly because of the scene specific posing. Darth maul with his robes flying looked great as a display piece sealed in his cardboard CS tomb but what good was he as an action figure?

I'd prefer the cinema scene idea to alter slightly to encompass things like multi-packs of troopers or multi-packs of droids. I mentioned in another thread the idea of packing each of the astro droid variants together in one box which I think would look really cool R2,R3,R4,R5 all in a row, all different. there could be colour variant packs too with so many astro droid designs in star wars. And with the astro droids being smaller, you could pack more to a shipping box, get more on the store shelves at one time. I'd buy tons if it happened.

If the CS were done better and thought out properly to include figures that were useful to both openers and MISB collectors. They'd be onto a winner. it's such a pain to rifle through endless racks of pegwarmers to find the one new figure a store stocks. Instead we could have multi-packs of conveniently packaged selections. Easier to see who's in there more to the package easier to store.
I don't know, maybe I'm just waffling into the wind here. I like the idea though. And even if we just got the same style CS I'd probably still buy them for that one decently sculpted figure.

Jayspawn
02-03-2002, 10:33 AM
I always liked the cinema scenes. I didn't like the Mos Espa Encounter one because it had two characters that had already come out. I thought it was a waste. But Jabba's Dancers, Cantina Aliens, and Skiff Guards were great sets.

True, Hasbro isn't going to make anymore. But thats ok I guess.

yaddle yodas love pu
02-03-2002, 02:16 PM
Hasbro discontinued cinema scenes around the end of 1999. They have no plans to start making them again because of poor sales of previous cinema scenes such as Mos Epsa Encounter.

mark2d2
02-03-2002, 03:45 PM
The Cinema Scenes were a great idea that Hasbro did right for a while, then totally blew it. By doing scenes with resculpts of figures that already existed (and were less than a month old!)as in the Mos Espa or the robes-a-flying Darth Maul --- they pretty much assured that there would be little interest in them.

Had they gone a different route -- and done all new characters like the one that had three new cantina aliens in it, I seriously think they'd have flown off the shelves. And we'd be seeing photos of ATOC sets on Ebay.

Oh, well.

By the way, Jargo, the evolution of the "R" droids is a truly GREAT IDEA!


The R1, R2D2 (he has to be in the box for kiddy appeal AND nobody complains because he has his Jabba's Barge drink tray.) Imperial R3 droid. Rebel R4. And the -- of course at last R5D4.

Then do an alternate paint deco version with the yellow/orange R5 from Mos Eisley and we'd all be in Droid Nirvana at last.

And this could then be followed with a C3P0 type pack... Including of course the long sought after CZ series . . .

Jargo
02-03-2002, 06:40 PM
Originally posted by mark2d2
By the way, Jargo, the evolution of the "R" droids is a truly GREAT IDEA!

The R1, R2D2 (he has to be in the box for kiddy appeal AND nobody complains because he has his Jabba's Barge drink tray.) Imperial R3 droid. Rebel R4. And the -- of course at last R5D4.

Then do an alternate paint deco version with the yellow/orange R5 from Mos Eisley and we'd all be in Droid Nirvana at last.

And this could then be followed with a C3P0 type pack... Including of course the long sought after CZ series . . . Why thank you mark. :) I was going to go into detail about other pack ideas but figured i'd see you respond sometime. battle droid multi-pack is another one - commander, pilot, security, standard.
Or R1-G4, Lin-V8K (the black dome droid) and WED-15-77 (the multi-armed treadwell droid) in one sale of the droids pack. Then follow up with 2X-3KPR (the small green domed droid, RA-7, M-HYD the stove looking droid) and CZ-3.
two sale of the droid packs two astro droid packs a battle droid pack and finally the protocol droid pack containing C-3PO in all new Yavin medal ceremony shiny look, TC-4 the maroon senate protocol droid, U-3PO/E-3PO from cloud city (the dirty silver one)

Of course packing droids like this is just re-using molds But if we can get a pop apart 2-1B from jabba's dungeons or a BG-J38 which uses 8-D8's body, packed with a bartender R2 plus any others I've forgotten it would be so cool. It's a major grower on me. If hasbro were looking for a new direction to embrace the emerging teen market they should have gone with multi-packs. There's only so many large figures in the mad legs akimbo poses of the Mcfarlane style that you can store or display. multi-packing figures in the smalller scale makes perfect sense to appease collectors who want more background characters and kids parents who want good value for their money and plenty of play opportunities. it's not gimmicks that kids want as play it's figures that will go with other figures - astro droids for pilots, one army against another, Jedi against battle droids...... figures that allow them to use their imaginations.
Hey, I know I'm just talking to empty space here as it aint gonna happen anytime soon/ever but i'm enjoying myself so what the heck eh? :stupid:

SithDroid
02-03-2002, 07:11 PM
Hasbro discontinued cinema scenes around the end of 1999. They have no plans to start making them again because of poor sales of previous cinema scenes such as Mos Epsa Encounter.

If that is so, then how come 'unleashed' is being released. Didn't Hasbro learn from the flopped Epic Force Line?

mark2d2
02-03-2002, 07:53 PM
Jargo, Jargo, Jargo --- how in synch we are on this whole droid issue.

Here's an even simpler -- less costly idea for our "friends" as Hasbro.

DROID ARMY BUILDER FOUR PACKS. (fan club exclusive)

R2 units - R3 units - R4 units - R5 units In four Collector Colors! (Okay, paint schemes.) Or maybe 3 packs? These would be really sweet. And would include NO previously released designs...)

And why not a threepio pack? With E3PO, and the Red Hoth version...

Heck, I'd even be up for at trio of FX-7 repaints. He's such an awesome figure. Hands down the best droid ever produced. Possible colors Black, Maroon, Dark Green . . .

Oh, I'd best stop this insanity. I'm drooling over the impossible. Must stop now!

Jargo
02-03-2002, 08:10 PM
HEHEHE! I'm sitting here thinking of these things in some really cruddy commercial like they have for stuff on QVC where they refer to variations as ' exciting colorways!' It's one of the expressions that gets me riled up enough to bust the TV.

but I can see where you're coming from. better still, fan club exclusive zippy bag o' droid parts. snap together droids in various 'exciting colorways!' :) that's getting silly and I have a feeling we already had this exact same conversation somewhere before..... WOO! deja vu.

They have to do something better than trying to rip us off with just one tiny droid on a card that could hold three. And charging the same for a droid like an R2 as a figure like Anakin with blanket box is just insulting. there should be a two tier pricing on these figures. If they're going to insist on only releasing them one at a time and veeeeeery sloooooowly at that. And why can't we get a fan club droid pack? if you can have an army of Stormtoopers then why can't you have an army of protocol droids or R4 droids etc. that's where the imagination thing comes in which Hasbro don't consider an essential to anyone who collects toys. hasbro believe that all collectors leave everything carded and display it in glass cases. and only ever buy two if they do open at all "one to keep and one to open". Plain stupid. :crazed:

Bosskman
02-03-2002, 09:04 PM
There should be a Jabba's Palace cinema scenes as well as another skiff guards and cantina aliens one. There are also endless opportunities for senate box cinema scenes as well as army builders like the FC stormie one. I don't like the name "cinema scene" though. Let's call them "multi packs"

evenflow
02-04-2002, 05:47 PM
I liked them. I think that they were agreat idea, just done wrong. (Hasbro has a tendency to do that). I hope they bring them back with some new characters.

Beast
02-04-2002, 06:02 PM
I wish they would bring them back also. Some of them were great like the Mynock Hunt, Jabba's Dancers, Rebel Pilots, Jabba's Skiff Guards, and Watto's Pod Race Box. Pretty funny that the best stuff is always the last things released in a dieing line. There is always hope for their return, but I think Hasbro if they do somthing like multi-figure packs again it will be like the anniversary sets or the Max Rebo band packs.

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

PloKoon2385
02-04-2002, 07:53 PM
I LOVED cinema scenes!!! I didn't always like the figs. that were in them, but I loved them nevertheless. My favorite all-time was the Rebel Pilots one. I love Wedge and they did a good job with him. So, I sincerely hope they revive them in some way form or fashion. I would so love to see Jedi Council cinema scenes......:rolleyes:

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Is Barriss Ofee a human? i know she is a Jedi padawan female and padawan to Luminara Unduli. But I don't know her species. And, does she die?:stupid:

Beast
02-04-2002, 07:58 PM
Originally posted by PloKoon2385
Is Barriss Ofee a human? i know she is a Jedi padawan female and padawan to Luminara Unduli. But I don't know her species. And, does she die?:stupid:

I believe that she is human. And I know right now they are saying there will be very few Jedi's that survive E2. I assume that she will be one of the ones that bites it. I won't post the list of known survivors. That's for the spoiler section. :)

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

Lord Tenebrous
02-04-2002, 08:20 PM
Barriss, like Luminara, is for now referenced as an 'exotic female humanoid'.


Barriss Offee - Profile

Lord Tenebrous
02-04-2002, 08:21 PM
Luminara (left) and Barriss (right) - costumes and lightsabers

PloKoon2385
02-04-2002, 09:49 PM
Could you post the list of known spoilers (to your knowledge) in the spoilers section? Thanks!

PloKoon2385
02-04-2002, 09:51 PM
Thanks, Lord Tenenbrous! I was wondering and now I know! Yay! She is interesting.

jedibear
02-05-2002, 01:30 AM
...about the CinScenes being premenately cancelled, but I hope Hasbro at least releases a couple for AOTC. For those of us too lazy to make our own dioramas, they were great "movie moment" sets.

Granted, some of them were lame (for the reasons others have mentioned, such as including figures that were already carded in the same guise ala little Anakin or because of Hasbro's bait-n-switch with assortments sending retailers the same sets over and over again) but the real good ones still look great. My personal faves being "Mynock Hunt", "Skiff Guards", "Final Jedi Duel" & "Tatooine Showdown" (which contains my favorite version of Qui-Gon Jinn). Heck, for me the only real stinker was "Mos Espa Encounter" with it's subpar Sebulba, a silly looking Jar Jar & the umpteenth version of little Ani.
I know some have complained that the static "movie-moment" poses didn't work for them, but that was the one GOOD thing about all those multiple versions of core characters from EpOne...hopefully when all was said and done there was at least ONE version of Maul or Obi or Jinn a collector really liked.
I already count THREE versions of Jango Fett that'll be available right off the bat (the sneak, the standard carded & the deluxe) and there MUST be more on the way because NONE of these versions will fit in the SLAVE ONE!

With all the interesting characters we've been hearing about along with the great scenes, the possibilites are endless for Hasbro to come up with SOMETHING that isn't already going to be carded and still be special. (Hint, hint, wedding, cough cough).
It'll be a shame to have these sets not include any moments from the last two movies...

That's not to say Jargo's fine idea for getting us more droids (I'm always ready for those!) isn't a good one, but I'd love to see a few more Cinema Scenes before the collection is over....

mabudonicus
02-05-2002, 03:15 PM
One more vote for the CONCEPT of the cinema scenes. I must say that the execution of them was pretty sad,though. I really wanted most of the characters (owen, the dancers, skiff guards, new cantina aliens), and I bought a couple, but the paint jobs on most of the figs are terrrible. Owen looks like he's from the flintstones, for crying out loud, with that silly "spattered" effect for stubble. And the plastic for many of the CS figures seems more like a mix of processed cheese and paraffin- it's so, just, well, it seems really cheap and "phony" in a weird way. That being said, the poses on some of the figures in the series are really cool, and (it's sad to note) the little bases they come with are the only "official" stands produced since the good old days, so if the line is indeed done it's a sad thing. Oh well, I guess mos espa encounter is still widely available, it'll have to do.