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El Chuxter
05-24-2007, 12:36 AM
More fun from Hasbro and this amazing line that they want to hype, but don't want to just give us at retail. :mad:

TFW2005.com posted this scan (http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=3747) of the new Comic-Con magazine, which lists Hasbro's exclusives.

There's also a "501st Legion: R2-KT." No idea what that is, but I'll wager it's a repainted R2 unit. May be cool, may be stupid.

In other news, Alternator Rodimus [Prime] looks to be an all-new sculpt (or at least a new import from Takara). There's also a Titanium Menasor, which is rumored to be a black repaint of Titanium Rodimus (because a gigantic robot made of a tractor-trailer and four race cars looks so much like a futuristic sportscar/truck :rolleyes: ).

Marvel Legends will have a She-Hulk (repaint?) and Stan Lee. And we already know about the Pimp Daddy Destro(s).

So, with at least four of the exclusives being new sculpts, this is a new approach to exclusives for Hasbro. I guess Nemesis Prime and Stormtrooper with 501st Logo didn't do as well as planned?

JediTricks
05-24-2007, 12:49 AM
Yeah, all these stupid exclusives are driving me batty! According to my pals who sent in the spy report, there's also an exclusive Shadow Biker Scout with bike in the exclusives display for Hasbro: http://www.sirstevesguide.com/index.php?categoryid=37&p2_articleid=861

BTW, Rodimus there is just a repaint of Mirage. And you're right, Titanium Menasor is just 6" Titanium Rodimus Prime in black & purple - lame!

Battle Droid
05-24-2007, 01:10 AM
WHY ARE WE GETTING A NEW TALLER, MORE ARTICULATED, SOFT GOODS GRIEVOUS AS AN EXCLUSIVE?:mad:

figrin bran
05-24-2007, 01:20 AM
nooooo! i'm not going to comic con so i guess i'll have to pick up CIV extras for trade fodder.

Lord Malakite
05-24-2007, 03:03 AM
There's also a "501st Legion: R2-KT." No idea what that is, but I'll wager it's a repainted R2 unit. May be cool, may be stupid.
According to Galactichunter's site "R2-KT is a spunky pink Astromech Droid named after Katie Johnson (the daughter of the 501st founder, Albin Johnson)."

JediTricks
05-24-2007, 03:04 AM
WHY ARE WE GETTING A NEW TALLER, MORE ARTICULATED, SOFT GOODS GRIEVOUS AS AN EXCLUSIVE?:mad:
Hasbro... hates... us.

Kidhuman
05-24-2007, 04:09 PM
Chux you know what I need right? ;) Thanks my fellow NWA fan

jedi master sal
05-25-2007, 12:16 PM
Chux you know what I need right? ;) Thanks my fellow NWA fan

Oh? You like NorthWest Airlines too??? heh heh.

El Chuxter
05-25-2007, 05:42 PM
Hasbro revealed pics of R2-KT today at CIV, and he looks like an easy pass. I think they've officially saturated the market with useless droid repaints.

And, since the info says that they've already given a donation to the Make a Wish Foundation, the proceeds would be going to charity.

Lord Malakite
05-25-2007, 05:52 PM
I think they've officially saturated the market with useless droid repaints.
But not quite as saturated as the useless trooper repaints. :p

Mad Slanted Powers
05-25-2007, 07:39 PM
And you people joked about pink clone troopers, but it is a pink astromech that we get before that.

I like the looks of the R2-KT. I'll definitely be getting this one if I can. The life-sized one (http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showphoto.php?photo=22583) looks great as well.

General_Grievous
05-25-2007, 11:21 PM
WHY ARE WE GETTING A NEW TALLER, MORE ARTICULATED, SOFT GOODS GRIEVOUS AS AN EXCLUSIVE?:mad:

It's only a concept figure, nothing special.

http://www.rebelscum.com/c4/c4hasbroredos/image18.asp

See?

Phantom-like Menace
05-25-2007, 11:25 PM
I'd like to officially request pretty please with sugar on top that someone who is going to SDCC would be so nice as to pick up an R2-KT for me. If you did, the reward would be . . . well . . . well more than you can imagine. I'll reiterate my request closer to the date, but thanks in advance to whomever helps with my plight.

Sure, the droid may look silly in a military scene, but I could see a being on the street with a pink droid.

El Chuxter
05-25-2007, 11:32 PM
By the way, Hasbro:

Storm Commandos (http://www.starwars.com/databank/organization/stormcommandos/index.html).

Just thought you might be interested in knowing that solid black Scout Troopers already existed in EU, and they already had a much cooler name than "Shadow Biker Scout."

Mad Slanted Powers
05-26-2007, 12:43 AM
I'd like to officially request pretty please with sugar on top that someone who is going to SDCC would be so nice as to pick up an R2-KT for me. If you did, the reward would be . . . well . . . well more than you can imagine. I'll reiterate my request closer to the date, but thanks in advance to whomever helps with my plight.

Sure, the droid may look silly in a military scene, but I could see a being on the street with a pink droid.This pic (http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showphoto.php?photo=22579) suggests that the figure will be available online.

Phantom-like Menace
05-26-2007, 01:01 AM
This pic (http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showphoto.php?photo=22579) suggests that the figure will be available online.

Oh, well that's even better. Nevermind. As you all were.

Lord Malakite
05-26-2007, 01:44 AM
By the way, Hasbro:

Storm Commandos (http://www.starwars.com/databank/organization/stormcommandos/index.html).

Just thought you might be interested in knowing that solid black Scout Troopers already existed in EU, and they already had a much cooler name than "Shadow Biker Scout."
I know about these guys. :) Storm Commandos appeared in the game Rebel Strike led by Captain Sarkli (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Sarkli), a Rogue Squadron traitor and nephew of Admiral Piett (who made a brief appearance in Return of the Jedi). In his final battle with Han Solo in Endor's Shield Bunker before it blew Sarkli himself is seen wearing Storm Commando armor. He also nearly killed Wedge Antilles on Geonosis using an abandoned Republic attack gunship left over from the Clone Wars.

Storm Commandos also piloted the rare TIE Hunters (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/TIE_Hunter).

Gothiczartan
05-29-2007, 09:04 PM
the hasbro team needs to attend the san diego comic con EVER YEAR!

they should be thankful for a good job on making star wars action figures!

El Chuxter
05-29-2007, 09:39 PM
the hasbro team needs to attend the san diego comic con EVER YEAR!

They do. :D

Luuuuuuke
05-29-2007, 10:15 PM
This pic (http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showphoto.php?photo=22579) suggests that the figure will be available online.

You would think it would be made available online since proceeds are going to Make a Wish. It would be borderline irresponsible for them to limit sales that are going to charity by not making it widely available.

Phantom-like Menace
05-29-2007, 10:30 PM
I read somewhere when R2-KT was going on preorder, but I can't seem to find it. Does anyone know?

Gothiczartan
05-29-2007, 11:46 PM
They do. :D

GOOD!

I'll tell them to make star wars action figures that I mention on the post I have did!

I'll tell them to make a all new sculpt luke skywalker snowspeeder pilot figure I'll show pics to them!

a friend of mine tells me that hasbro team are nice people. if they are nice they would make figures that we demand and what we want!

El Chuxter
05-30-2007, 12:19 AM
You would think it would be made available online since proceeds are going to Make a Wish. It would be borderline irresponsible for them to limit sales that are going to charity by not making it widely available.

Proceeds aren't going to charity. Hasbro made a donation, then made the figure to inspire "goodwill." They were just a little sneaky in the way they worded it.


a friend of mine tells me that hasbro team are nice people. if they are nice they would make figures that we demand and what we want!

The guys on the design team actually all seem like cool fellows. But they're not the ones making the decisions on what gets the final OK, or how and where it will be available.

Gothiczartan
05-30-2007, 12:29 AM
Proceeds aren't going to charity. Hasbro made a donation, then made the figure to inspire "goodwill." They were just a little sneaky in the way they worded it.



The guys on the design team actually all seem like cool fellows. But they're not the ones making the decisions on what gets the final OK, or how and where it will be available.

well who does make decisions on what gets the final?

there's got to be a person who is in charge of this making star wars figures! we have to see what happens. we can get the team to talk to them about making figures and get the team to talk to some who ever is in charge of what to make figures.

El Chuxter
05-30-2007, 12:35 AM
There's a head of the team (I forget his name), but even he has to convince the other departments (R&D, Marketing, etc) and the executives and stockholders.

If you're going to SDCC, go to their Q&A and talk to them at the booth. I may be one of the loudest complainers against Hasbro's policies as a company, but these guys do some awesome work, and they seem to enjoy talking to fans.

Jargo
05-30-2007, 08:02 AM
R2-KT sucks.

I hate when people use something like star wars for cloying sentimental guilt trip reasons. I'm sure there's people out there would have donated without this pink droid. it's just a bit eeeeuuuwwww all round. makes me cringe.

Lord Malakite
05-30-2007, 09:01 AM
R2-KT sucks.

I hate when people use something like star wars for cloying sentimental guilt trip reasons. I'm sure there's people out there would have donated without this pink droid. it's just a bit eeeeuuuwwww all round. makes me cringe.
I wouldn't go as far as to say R2-KT sucks. I think as far as generic colored R2 units go it could be used decently enough for dioramas and such. I'll agree with you on the sentimental guilt trip thing. That wasn't really needed to sell this figure. Even so, it is neat to at least know the story behind R2-KT's initial creation. Without it the R2-KT figure is just a generic pink R2-D2 knockoff.

Phantom-like Menace
05-30-2007, 02:27 PM
I hate when people use something like star wars for cloying sentimental guilt trip reasons. I'm sure there's people out there would have donated without this pink droid. it's just a bit eeeeuuuwwww all round. makes me cringe.

I don't see what's so bad about it. A little girl wants her father to make a pink astromech; it turns out she's going to die before he can get done with it, so another guy donates time, effort and money to finish it before she dies. He finishes it, uses it to promote concern for pediatric cancer. Hasbro hears and makes a figure out of it to promote the same. Hasbro has already honored the 501st with the Stormtrooper and RotS did so with the clone trooper. It's not like they don't have precedent for honoring this group, but we had no problem with those items simply because they were done for no reason? I mean, what's the difference between this and buying an expensive chicken dinner for charity? Rather than condemn Hasbro for what you perceive to be exploitation, email Mr. Johnson and see if he gives your concern an ounce of weight.

Jargo
05-30-2007, 04:56 PM
christ you're dull.

Luuuuuuke
05-30-2007, 08:42 PM
R2-KT sucks.

I hate when people use something like star wars for cloying sentimental guilt trip reasons. I'm sure there's people out there would have donated without this pink droid. it's just a bit eeeeuuuwwww all round. makes me cringe.

Maaaaaaan, the whole prequels were "cloying" and "sentimental" and made me "cringe.":D I don't have a problem with R2-KT though I don't feel a special urge to buy it.

Phantom-like Menace
05-31-2007, 03:35 AM
christ you're dull.

I certainly hope you mean boring.

Ephantmon
06-01-2007, 12:08 AM
if anyone is going to Comic-con, can you hook me up with the exclusive figures and GG Han and Luke bust-ups? It would be appreciated

figrin bran
06-01-2007, 12:15 AM
if anyone is going to Comic-con, can you hook me up with the exclusive figures and GG Han and Luke bust-ups? It would be appreciated

the exclusive figures should be available on hasbrotoyshop. the bust ups were extremely difficult to get at CIV and will probably be the same way at SDCC

abell748
06-03-2007, 06:39 AM
the exclusive figures should be available on hasbrotoyshop. the bust ups were extremely difficult to get at CIV and will probably be the same way at SDCC

Trying to get the Bust Ups was a joke, as was trying to get anything else GG made that wasn't preordered.

boshar kussc
06-03-2007, 07:33 AM
the hasbro team needs to attend the san diego comic con EVER YEAR!

they should be thankful for a good job on making star wars action figures!

Tha'ts very true!

But I'm really annoyed that I can't get teh exclusives this year. Not only are they hard to get but will be expensive, and I have to start paying for my college loans.

JediTricks
06-04-2007, 02:40 AM
Hasbro revealed pics of R2-KT today at CIV, and he looks like an easy pass. I think they've officially saturated the market with useless droid repaints.I've been calling it a "she", and I think this one is more about selling it to people familiar with the meaning behind it.


I like the looks of the R2-KT. I'll definitely be getting this one if I can. The life-sized one (http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showphoto.php?photo=22583) looks great as well.It really does, I saw a lot of R2s that week and KT was among the best work. Something I noticed when KT was near me, there was markings on the back: http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showphoto.php?photo=22585&cat=5338
Anyway, when they were showing off the figure version to the crowd, I had Steve ask to shoot the back and sure enough, Hasbro went detailed enough to put those markings on the figure:
http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showphoto.php?photo=22594&cat=5338
At that scale, they're quite intricate.


By the way, Hasbro:
Storm Commandos (http://www.starwars.com/databank/organization/stormcommandos/index.html).
Just thought you might be interested in knowing that solid black Scout Troopers already existed in EU, and they already had a much cooler name than "Shadow Biker Scout."Storm Commandos have different armor, just the same helmets.


Trying to get the Bust Ups was a joke, as was trying to get anything else GG made that wasn't preordered.Even if you preordered from GG, you may not get your wares. I was shocked to learn that, they tapped out of product on Thursday in under 2 hours so anybody who preordered the exclusives had to come back the next day, wait in line and hope they get what they came for - I thought that was kinda lousy.

Lord Malakite
06-04-2007, 03:16 AM
It really does, I saw a lot of R2s that week and KT was among the best work. Something I noticed when KT was near me, there was markings on the back: http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showphoto.php?photo=22585&cat=5338
Anyway, when they were showing off the figure version to the crowd, I had Steve ask to shoot the back and sure enough, Hasbro went detailed enough to put those markings on the figure:
http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showphoto.php?photo=22594&cat=5338
At that scale, they're quite intricate.

Speaking of details, what is up with the packaged version of R2-KT compared to the loose version they were showing off at CIV? Why does the packaged version look like it has black letters (WTE) painted on the front of it while on the loose one it didn't?

Mad Slanted Powers
06-04-2007, 09:04 AM
Speaking of details, what is up with the packaged version of R2-KT compared to the loose version they were showing off at CIV? Why does the packaged version look like it has black letters (WTE) painted on the front of it while on the loose one it didn't?It looks like HFE to me. I saw those same letters on other figures, if not in the pictures from CIV, then from Toy Fair. My guess is that is something to indicate that it is a sample or something like that.

Lord Malakite
06-04-2007, 03:41 PM
It looks like HFE to me.
I was going off of memory, I haven't looked at the pics since they first hit.;)

JediTricks
06-04-2007, 10:17 PM
Speaking of details, what is up with the packaged version of R2-KT compared to the loose version they were showing off at CIV? Why does the packaged version look like it has black letters (WTE) painted on the front of it while on the loose one it didn't?
HFE is "Hasbro Far East" and I am not sure why they wrote it on some of the figures, my best guess is an "ok" to confirm the packaging is final version, or defacing figures so they don't end up on ebay.

Mad Slanted Powers
06-04-2007, 11:42 PM
or defacing figures so they don't end up on ebay.Yes, that was my other thought, or a completion to the thought I had in my previous post.

Tenric78
06-04-2007, 11:47 PM
Well, I just made my hotel reservations. Is anyone staying at the Town and Country Resort and like to ride share to the con?