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El Chuxter
05-25-2007, 05:14 PM
Was poking around looking for CIV news, and found this (http://cgi.denpetersen.com/YAK1/viewtopic.php?p=23478#23478) interesting tidbit at yakface.com about a rather large set of Mandaloreans.

Fourteen for $66.99 ($4.79 per figure). That actually sounds like a bargain. It also says that they're never-before-released figures, so chances are no Boba (thank God). (Though I wouldn't mind if they consider a decent Jango to be a new figure.)

There's one shown, and thirteen silhouettes, but I'm not sure how accurate the silhouettes are.

Shown is Llats Ward, who has 14 points of articulation.

Who else could there be? The articule doesn't mention how far back in history they go.

Fenn Shysa and Jaster Mareel seem like shoo-ins.

Kal Skirata seems like a good choice, too, and I would hope Ghez Hokan would be in the mix, too.

Crossing my fingers for Montross from the Bounty Hunter game, too.

And, though he's not a true Mandalorean, Jodo Kast seems to belong here.

That's one confirmed, and six more likely ones I can think of. Wow. Like I said, no indication if this would go back as far as, say, Mandalore the First. This looks like an interesting set.

Phantom-like Menace
05-25-2007, 11:09 PM
Very nice! This will satisfy the odd desire I have for a Mandalorian army. I've on occasion wondered why Hasbro wouldn't try something like this, so I'm not surprised they have, but fourteen whole figures? That's pretty cool. This will be a must purchase no matter who the remaining figures are.

jedi master sal
05-28-2007, 10:57 AM
I'll get this too.

However it's unclear to me about the set. It says 14 figures but over TWO sets. So I'd imagine 2 sets of 7 figures. Now does that mean they are $66.99 each or for the both?

As to Mandos included, don't forget the obligatory Boba and Jango. Hopefully the Jango will be SA in this set.

I agree Montross would be awesome.

Jaster Mereel and Jodo Kast are welcome.

I'm actually hoping for some female Mandos in the sets. maybe 4 total of the 14. But even two would be cool. One in each set.

You can bet all of these (except the female Mandos) will be repacks but in different paint schemes. Makes sense for hasbro.

I look forward to seeing them all.

Mad Slanted Powers
05-28-2007, 06:27 PM
I'll get this too.

However it's unclear to me about the set. It says 14 figures but over TWO sets. So I'd imagine 2 sets of 7 figures. Now does that mean they are $66.99 each or for the both? I'm guessing it will be a bundle that you can get, like when they sold both Astromech sets together. The current EE catalog has each astromech set as $39.99, but $69.99 for both.

Phantom-like Menace
05-29-2007, 03:30 AM
I'm sure we can add Walon Vau to the list of possible figures in this set.


I'm actually hoping for some female Mandos in the sets.

That would be pretty cool. I've seen some interesting female Mando customs on line.

Tycho
05-29-2007, 03:38 AM
These might be figures to go with the KOTOR figures, Revan and Malak. I wasn't planning on getting those, but now I'm kind of wondering...

mtriv73
05-29-2007, 09:27 AM
I know these are supposed to be EE exclusives, but several other E-tailers had the astromech sets as well (often a lot cheaper.) Has anyone heard of any other company that's going to be carrying these?

Jargo
05-29-2007, 01:27 PM
all seems a bit G.JOE to me. and does anyone else find 'Adam's tone just a little bit patronising? in his podcasts too. sounds like he's talking to special ed' class.

anyway, 14 mandalorian ruffians. all wearing bits and bobs of mandalorian armour. this could be seen as a tease about the live action show. but there again could just be some lamo thrown together badly GI.JOE-a-like thing.

and how come there's a 14-pack of these lamo figures and we can't get decent army packs in the regular line?

"oh look the clones are starting to bore people, what can we do? I know let's create squadron colours for mandalorian soldiers. same thing different figure sculpt. it's a winner!"

I want a 14-pack of ewoks to build my army. I want a 14-pack of wookiees. a 14-pack of Gungans, a 14-pack of Outlander club patrons. a 14-pack of rebel officers and crew. a 14-pack of rebel pilots. a 14-pack of pod race pilots.

mandalorians? *yawn*

DarkArtist
05-29-2007, 07:24 PM
I'm all for this set. love the mandolores' and can't wait to see what the other 13 figures are going to be. I really hope Hasbro uses the vintage Fett body for the figures and also maybe gives us some new females as well.

I'm not sure but i could have sworn I read somewhere that not all the figures were going to be mandolore and there might even be a 12" figure in the mix. i think I saw this at either Rebelscum or JediDefender.com.

Tycho
05-29-2007, 08:37 PM
I'm not sure but i could have sworn I read somewhere that not all the figures were going to be mandolore and there might even be a 12" figure in the mix. i think I saw this at either Rebelscum or JediDefender.com.

I think I read that at GalacticHunter.com where Adam is a reporter. I don't recall anything about a 12" figure though.

Phantom-like Menace
05-29-2007, 10:45 PM
I'm not sure but i could have sworn I read somewhere that not all the figures were going to be mandolore

Some of those silhouettes do look strangely like clone ARC troopers. Maybe we're looking at the ARC Nulls.

El Chuxter
05-30-2007, 12:21 AM
I hadn't considered that. They are technically Mandaloreans, right, since they have the DNA of Jango, and were trained in the Mandalorean ways and language?

Tycho
05-30-2007, 05:10 AM
I don't think Mandalorians are a race, I think it's a way of military life that you train for and join, like a cult of Ninjas. Sure, it began as monoracial probably, but it didn't stay that way.

Lord Malakite
05-30-2007, 08:44 AM
Some of those silhouettes do look strangely like clone ARC troopers. Maybe we're looking at the ARC Nulls.
Adam from galactichunter.com (the same Adam in the Entertainment Earth ad for this set) said to not put too much weight behind the silhouettes. He said that EE used various existing figures (including some that were 12-inch I think) to create those.

jedi master sal
05-30-2007, 12:23 PM
Well I bugged Adam a little for some more info.

He said there will be no Jodo Kast as well as no other Greenish armored Mandos. with exception to the one in the preview ad. So that rules out Jaster and Boba as well.

I still can't get an answer on Femandolorians. But I sure hope we get them. Mandolorian boobies!

Oh and Mandos are a way of life not a race, but I'll be darned if I can find the proof at this second.

El Chuxter
05-30-2007, 12:44 PM
A set of Mandaloreans without Jodo or Jaster?

WTF???

Okay, I can see Jodo, since he just has a stolen suit of armor. But no Jaster? Isn't he the best known non-film Mandalorean?

pbarnard
05-30-2007, 02:01 PM
A set of Mandaloreans without Jodo or Jaster?

WTF???

Okay, I can see Jodo, since he just has a stolen suit of armor. But no Jaster? Isn't he the best known non-film Mandalorean?


Mandalore, Tales of the Jedi. Plus, aren't they infamous and not famous?

Phantom-like Menace
05-30-2007, 02:14 PM
I hadn't considered that. They are technically Mandaloreans, right, since they have the DNA of Jango, and were trained in the Mandalorean ways and language?


I don't think Mandalorians are a race, I think it's a way of military life that you train for and join, like a cult of Ninjas. Sure, it began as monoracial probably, but it didn't stay that way.

Yep, way of life, not a race or species. Kal Skirata--if I'm not mistaking what I've heard--was adopted into the Mandalorians.


Adam from galactichunter.com (the same Adam in the Entertainment Earth ad for this set) said to not put too much weight behind the silhouettes. He said that EE used various existing figures (including some that were 12-inch I think) to create those.

Yeah, I forget one of the preview silhouettes for Carnor Jax--I think--was Han Solo.

Tycho
05-31-2007, 12:44 AM
They should use an army of JarJars for their silouettes. That will get everyone excited! Hehehe.

JEDIpartner
06-01-2007, 03:48 PM
This set is great for the price!!! This set otherwise is "buhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..." :cross-eye

pbarnard
06-01-2007, 04:15 PM
This set must be inspired by one of the questions from FFURG about interchangable parts and build your own figures.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
06-03-2007, 11:37 AM
I see in the description that Llats Ward was hired to train clones on Kamino . . . I thought Jango and Boba were the last Mandalorians? Or did this guy die sometime before AOTC?

Anyway, this sounds pretty cool, especially for the price. I also doubt that the silhouettes mean anything, since I can tell that one of them is the publicity picture of the ROTS Clone Commander. Maybe, though, they're putting a repaint of him in here? I dunno.

Mad Slanted Powers
06-03-2007, 12:21 PM
I'm thinking that the name must have just been made up for the figure. When it was first announced, I Googled the name in quotes and came up with zilch. I just did it now and there only a few pages of hits, all talking about this figure.

AmanaMatt
06-03-2007, 01:24 PM
This is pretty cool, but I will not order it until I know who and what I am getting...I wish they would stop being coy with us.

El Chuxter
06-03-2007, 06:50 PM
I see in the description that Llats Ward was hired to train clones on Kamino . . . I thought Jango and Boba were the last Mandalorians?

They were... until Karen Traviss came along, and suddenly there are billions of Mandaloreans running around again, and they have this language that you have to look in the appendix to translate, sort of Dune-style. (That's why I never read Dune.)

Phantom-like Menace
06-03-2007, 07:00 PM
I'm thinking that the name must have just been made up for the figure. When it was first announced, I Googled the name in quotes and came up with zilch. I just did it now and there only a few pages of hits, all talking about this figure.

Llats Ward was indeed created for this set. He hasn't existed up until this point.


This is pretty cool, but I will not order it until I know who and what I am getting...I wish they would stop being coy with us.

Is there a particular reason that everyone seems to suddenly think keeping us in suspense is some kind of uncalled for act? Every time I see Hasbro or associated companies haven't fully disclosed everything, they're "being coy," or "screwing with us," or "just avoiding answering us." It seems to me they're "doing exactly what they've been doing since the beginning," only we've suddenly decided it's--if not unusual--disrespectful.

Mad Slanted Powers
06-03-2007, 07:05 PM
I just noticed that "Llats Ward" backwards is "Draw Stall". What that means is a mystery, as is the identity of the remaining figures in this set.

El Chuxter
06-03-2007, 07:15 PM
Could be Ward Stall. Anyone know if someone at EE, Hasbro, or LFL has such a name?

JediTricks
06-04-2007, 03:45 PM
I suspect that Llats Ward there is supposed to be Hasbro's David Vennemeyer, the facial features are similar:
http://www.sirstevesguide.com/index.php?categoryid=13&p2_articleid=875
vs
http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showphoto.php?photo=22389&cat=5338 (far left)
http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showphoto.php?photo=22390 (second from left)

My theory is that with 6 removable helmets, we're going to be seeing the Hasbro SW team as action figures.

pbarnard
06-04-2007, 04:37 PM
My theory is that with 6 removable helmets, we're going to be seeing the Hasbro SW team as action figures.

Just like one of their GI Joe team was the model for Heavy Duty?

El Chuxter
06-04-2007, 05:06 PM
It will suck royally if they blow an opportunity to easily give us a lot of EU characters by making up guys that look like the creative team.

JediTricks
06-04-2007, 10:34 PM
Just like one of their GI Joe team was the model for Heavy Duty?Did they? I didn't know that, could you hit us up a link on that?


It will suck royally if they blow an opportunity to easily give us a lot of EU characters by making up guys that look like the creative team.And you're surprised why? This is an EE multipack, the perfect opportunity for them to do something they want on our dime. This isn't really meant to be an EU pack from what I can tell, who is Llats Ward, didn't they just make that one up? Right out the gate you've got a non-EU guy.

El Chuxter
06-04-2007, 10:37 PM
Yeah, but they could simply re-color the VTSC Boba twice for Jodo Kast and Jaster Mareel, which would be even easier. And more profitable, given there'd be literally zero tooling cost.

Mad Slanted Powers
06-04-2007, 11:52 PM
I'm actually hoping for some female Mandos in the sets.I found a real one here (http://www.eskimo.com/~griffee/WC27/WC27_266.HTML), but she died as a child.

JediTricks
06-05-2007, 12:09 AM
Yeah, but they could simply re-color the VTSC Boba twice for Jodo Kast and Jaster Mareel, which would be even easier. And more profitable, given there'd be literally zero tooling cost.
But that's not what this set is about. That's the thing, any figure COULD be Jodo Kast or Jaster Mareel instead, all they have to do is schedule it, but they're not, they are what they are instead. This isn't a Mandalorian set so it's not like either character MUST fit in here.

Luuuuuuke
06-05-2007, 12:29 AM
This is pretty cool, but I will not order it until I know who and what I am getting...I wish they would stop being coy with us.

Same here. Not paying 60 plus bones for a mystery product. This won't be hard to find later. It's too expensive to become scarce.

Mad Slanted Powers
06-05-2007, 09:00 AM
This isn't a Mandalorian set so it's not like either character MUST fit in here.I thought it was a Mandalorian set. :confused:

Lord Malakite
06-05-2007, 11:43 AM
I thought it was a Mandalorian set. :confused:
I think he means its not a set of actual Mandalorian characters considered canon with the SW movies/expanded universe. Just like R2-KT, Jorg Sacul and Stormtrooper George Lucas in the SW movies/expanded universe aren't considered canon characters.

2-1B
06-05-2007, 11:48 AM
HTF can they nail down the likenesses of some hoopleheads who work for Hasbro but not Mark Hamill and others ? :confused:

boshar kussc
06-05-2007, 02:03 PM
I really like this Mantilorean set, but it's not real Star Wars, so I don't think I'll be getting it. Plus, it's a lot of money, which I will need for books and stuff.

JediTricks
06-05-2007, 05:38 PM
I thought it was a Mandalorian set. :confused:


I think he means its not a set of actual Mandalorian characters considered canon with the SW movies/expanded universe. No, I mean it's not a Mandalorian set, the original copy Pawlus wrote for EE makes it sound like it is, but I believe it's giving a mistaken impression and he's talking about only the 1 figure we see, apparently not every figure is apparently a Mandalorian after all.


HTF can they nail down the likenesses of some hoopleheads who work for Hasbro but not Mark Hamill and others ? :confused:Because they only have to look in the mirror to view the subject for those, they have easy and constant 3d access to the subjects; while with the movie guys the sculptors have only stills and the video footage to work from. Also, some sculptors say that they put a lot of themselves subconsciously into their works which is why a Luke figure may look off, so this would play INTO that.

darthvyn
06-05-2007, 08:35 PM
No, I mean it's not a Mandalorian set, the original copy Pawlus wrote for EE makes it sound like it is, but I believe it's giving a mistaken impression and he's talking about only the 1 figure we see, apparently not every figure is apparently a Mandalorian after all.

yeah, it looks like that's an accurate interpretation:



The Mandalorians Are Coming!
(And some other figures are, as well!) The EE Exclusive Star Wars Mystery Pack Action Figures Set includes 14 awesome never-before-made action figures from Hasbro including the Mandalorian warrior Llats Ward, a character that helped train the Clone Trooper armies on Kamino! This figure features 14 points of articulation, has a removable helmet, includes two weapons, and even has a holster for his smaller gun. He's armed to the teeth and ready to fight-- and if you order this set today, you'll get him and 13 more exciting figures just as ready to defend the Republic!

Full details on this set will be revealed at Comic-Con International 2007 in San Diego this July, but stay tuned to Entertainment Earth for more details!

JON9000
06-05-2007, 08:45 PM
and does anyone else find 'Adam's tone just a little bit patronising? in his podcasts too. sounds like he's talking to special ed' class.

Actually, when I hear him speak, I picture Walt the Fan Boy from the Kevin Smith movies. I'm sure he's actually a delightful person.

El Chuxter
06-05-2007, 09:48 PM
Well, hell. Unless there's a fat chick with six boobs in there, this set became much less cool.

DarkArtist
06-25-2007, 05:52 PM
EE just released another pic from this set with 2 Clone Troopers in training - basically #41 SA Troopers with the Mando Skull deco on there chest armor.

DarkArtist
06-25-2007, 05:54 PM
here's a pic

JediTricks
06-25-2007, 06:19 PM
Uhhh... oookay. Steve just called it "interesting..." when I pointed it out to him. Honestly, I don't know what to make of that.

darko666
06-25-2007, 06:25 PM
the Mandaloreans seem to have gotten basterdized with the PT. adding the symbol on a clone trooper does not make it a Mandalorean. what a waste of what could have been a great looking Mandalorean figure set.

Tycho
06-25-2007, 08:06 PM
Technically, the Clone Troopers are or once were Mandalorean.

It is a martial art (Mandalorean) like Ninjitsu is for Ninjas. So a Wookiee could sort of become a Mandalorean, but he'd be hardpressed to come up with a lot of fitting armor. Some of what it means to be Mandalorian is gear, gear, and more gear.

But anyway, Wookiees don't typically fight Mando-Commando style.

All this being said, the Clones are clones of Jango who was trained as a Mandalorean and trained the earliest groups of them (ARC Troopers mostly) while other specialists were called in to help train the Commandos, and Commanders, and them in turn training much of the grunts.

So where are the Pink-Polka-Dotted Clones? We have nearly every conceivable Clone repaint, but no pink ones! That is discrimination against the color pink! The intergalactic ACLU must be notified.

Umbra
06-25-2007, 09:01 PM
technically the mandalorian culture was resurrected by a defecting arc trooper, if i recall my star wars EU history correctly, so i willing to buy it without too much salt. I think the paint job actually looks rather cool, but the fact it takes out 2 options that could be far cooler I am slightly disappointed.

AmanaMatt
06-25-2007, 09:08 PM
Uhhh... oookay. Steve just called it "interesting..." when I pointed it out to him. Honestly, I don't know what to make of that.

The words: cheap and knockoff came to mind. Not necessarily in that order.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
06-25-2007, 09:39 PM
What are those things on their helmets supposed to be? Alpha has them in the new cartoon as well, but I haven't seen them anywhere else.

darko666
06-25-2007, 10:54 PM
they should have at least added more of a Mandalorean style armor to the Clone Troopers instead of just adding the symbol to them. at least give us some extra jetpacks, belts, grapling hooks and gauntlets to add to the figures. seems like a cop out to just sell more Clone Troopers. but at least the troop builders will be pleased with the set.

Jargo
06-26-2007, 04:12 AM
What are those things on their helmets supposed to be? Alpha has them in the new cartoon as well, but I haven't seen them anywhere else.
The eye like design is what was on some of the original designs for Boba Fett's helmet. I'd assume the idea is similar to painting a fierce face on the noses of fighter craft, to intimidate somehow weird eyes on a helmet=giving your enemy the evil eye. spook em out.

mtriv73
06-26-2007, 08:11 AM
I think they're supposed to be Mandalorians who train the clone troopers. They have the distictive markings to set them apart as drill sergeant type people and Llats Ward would be like the captain or LT.

I'm not thrilled with these two, but what the heck, I already ordered the set and they can't all be stellar-I can't believe they haven't made that before-figures. We've only seen 3 figures so far, hopefully, they'll be saving the best for last.

Edit: I just read EE's text and my theory on what the clones are is apparently very wrong. Oh well, I like my idea better.

Sinscia Fat'o
06-26-2007, 03:48 PM
Clone troopers, a imaginery mando. At first i thought this would be the coolest multi pack ever done cause i love my mandos but what the hell...a few bumps in the pack is understandable, but i hope the rest are better than this...Jodo Kast please? Null troops please, Jaster Please...Super articulated Jango? I hadn't ordered this pack yet and i'll be waiting to see what the rest are before i fork over my cash for clone troopers i could paint up myself seriously though whats the deal with this pack? Will there be actual movie and EU characters or will this be what ifs and non cannon characters made a R&D expierement by hasbro to see if we'll buy characters that aren't real but look cool?

JediTricks
06-27-2007, 08:03 PM
The eye like design is what was on some of the original designs for Boba Fett's helmet. I'd assume the idea is similar to painting a fierce face on the noses of fighter craft, to intimidate somehow weird eyes on a helmet=giving your enemy the evil eye. spook em out.
Good call on the source, but they end up on the trooper helmet looking more like someone drew cat ears on them while the guys were napping.


I swear, if this came up 4 months ago I would have been really impressed by how far they were willing to go with an April Fools joke.

Phantom-like Menace
06-28-2007, 10:28 PM
Well, I still might grab a set, but unless I buy several sets, these clones are fairly worthless to me. I need to have enough of any given legion to make a formation--at least four to make a fireteam. I'm still holding out hope there will be some more actual Mandalorians in this set. I don't particularly care if they are canon or not because that's just never mattered for squat with me and it never will.

JediTricks
06-29-2007, 04:10 AM
I suspect that Llats Ward there is supposed to be Hasbro's David Vennemeyer, the facial features are similar:
http://www.sirstevesguide.com/index.php?categoryid=13&p2_articleid=875
vs
http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showphoto.php?photo=22389&cat=5338 (far left)
http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showphoto.php?photo=22390 (second from left)

My theory is that with 6 removable helmets, we're going to be seeing the Hasbro SW team as action figures.
Hmm, I still think it looks like Vennemeyer, but it just occurred to me now while reading an article about games that the name "Llats Ward" absolutely has to be a reference to Lucasarts president Jim Ward. (http://www.lucasfilm.com/inside/bio/jimward.html)

mtriv73
06-29-2007, 09:26 AM
Hmm, I still think it looks like Vennemeyer, but it just occurred to me now while reading an article about games that the name "Llats Ward" absolutely has to be a reference to Lucasarts president Jim Ward. (http://www.lucasfilm.com/inside/bio/jimward.html)

Why the play of the word "stall" though? Has he been slow getting games out? (I don't play enough of them to make it worth paying attention.) Or is it supposed to be a play on the word stalwart meaning strong?

JediTricks
06-29-2007, 02:25 PM
My guess is they didn't think about what it spelled backwards, he's VP of Lucasfilm, and president of Lucasarts, so they went with that.

Darth Cruel
07-08-2007, 02:24 AM
Interesting theory, there, JT. Personally, I am stoked for another clone repaint. And I have always liked that skull design. The 2 together make for an awesome offering in my book. I think I will put an offer to buy the clones from this set in the buy/sell section. I will certainly be troop-building them.

Darth Cruel
07-10-2007, 09:27 PM
Well...I would say that with the announcement of the red-clad female Mandalorian, that a few of the concerns voiced here may be relieved. Am I right?

AmanaMatt
07-10-2007, 10:05 PM
Speaking for myself, if I had a bunch of cool Mandalorians that all had super small, crappy looking helmets, as these have, I would be upset.

They need to give them new helmets

Darth Cruel
07-10-2007, 11:36 PM
Speaking for myself, if I had a bunch of cool Mandalorians that all had super small, crappy looking helmets, as these have, I would be upset.

They need to give them new helmets

I like the way the helmets look.

AmanaMatt
07-11-2007, 09:22 AM
That's shocking to hear, honestly. In this newest pic, you can see how the helmet has been forced down onto the head - you can see the nose of the fig trying to poke through....

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-11-2007, 11:58 AM
So, any guesses as to who this one is? "Rav" could be derived from Karen Traviss. According to Wookieepedia, there's a character named Bralor from KOTOR II who was a Mandalorian, and perhaps she's a descendant from him.

At any rate, I think she looks awesome. She's a lot like some of the ladies who dress up as Mandalorians at the Celebrations, I've seen one in almost exactly this color scheme before so I wonder if they just ripped that off?

Sinscia Fat'o
07-11-2007, 01:44 PM
Well im happy with the way the figure looks, im just a little confused still about where these figures come from...who are these characters?

El Chuxter
07-11-2007, 02:26 PM
Well im happy with the way the figure looks, im just a little confused still about where these figures come from...who are these characters?

Made up nonsense from the minds of Hasbro, rather than real EU figures.

Sinscia Fat'o
07-11-2007, 02:34 PM
Thats what i was afraid of, i was hoping for more than just cool looking figures, they could've used this opportunity to make a really nice pack of figures. I guess my hopes of Jaster, or Skirta will continue to go on in vain.

DarkArtist
07-11-2007, 08:01 PM
looking forward to the female Mandolorian. also the black Omega Squad Commando is a nice addition. I really hope the set contains an SA Jango, Jodo Kast.

JediTricks
07-11-2007, 08:54 PM
Speaking for myself, if I had a bunch of cool Mandalorians that all had super small, crappy looking helmets, as these have, I would be upset.

They need to give them new helmets
Good call!

This figure has an all-new body and for that I guess I can give them props. I dunno about the colors or the character though. This set still feels like they need to get on the good foot and explain it.

AmanaMatt
07-11-2007, 09:47 PM
I think this set is a real cool idea, and I have no problems with retooling some of them (or all here and there), but you gotta have helmets that fit.

This is a set I am passing on based on the pics so far.

darko666
07-11-2007, 11:11 PM
10 more figures to go. wonder what the chances of at least half of them being characters from the EU we might want, instead of getting made up ones with names that are or might be based on employees of Lucas Arts.

jedi master sal
07-12-2007, 05:18 AM
looking forward to the female Mandolorian. also the black Omega Squad Commando is a nice addition. I really hope the set contains an SA Jango, Jodo Kast.

I mentioned sometime ago that the set does not include Jango or Jodo. This came from the man himself at EE. No Boba either IIRC.

Jangu Fett
07-12-2007, 10:27 AM
Now that we have seen a Omega CC, a good guess at some other figures are the other 3 CC, Wallon Vau and Kal Skirata.

Sinscia Fat'o
07-15-2007, 10:18 AM
Another figure....according to rebel scum and toyfare theres a black rebel commando like scorch and the rest, it looks cool, but it's just a repaint of scorch it seems.

Tycho
07-16-2007, 12:58 AM
I still have zero (0) interest in this set myself.

El Chuxter
07-16-2007, 11:46 AM
I can't wait! They're putting all this effort into new sculpts of characters they totally made up! This is so kewl LOL!!

:rolleyes:

Wouldn't this cost and effort be better used on a frigging Teek or Corran figure already?

JediTricks
07-17-2007, 02:00 AM
Well, here's officially that Rebel Commando guy plus another Mandalorean
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87467AA
and I think this proves 3 things:
1) Not a "mandalorean" set if you have a Rebel Commando dude;
2) Not purely "made up" if this guy is really in the game or the fiction around the game;
3) The new mandalorean dude is named "Dred Priest" which I think confirms my theory that the heads underneath on the removable helmet guys are going to be folks high up the food chain with SW - Derryl DePriest is the SW brand manager for Hasbro.

Not sure who Rav Bralor is though.

El Chuxter
07-17-2007, 02:41 AM
A) Shouldn't he be a Republic/Imperial Commando, as he's from Omega Squad?

B) Clone Commandoes are considered Mandaloreans, according to Karen "Kevin J Anderson for the 21st Century!" Traviss.

C) Why the hell are they making a whole frigging set of Mandaloreans that they totally pulled out of their arses instead of the actual damn Mandaloreans we've asked for (Jodo, Jaster, Mandalore Prime, Kal Skirata, hell, a decent freaking Jango, for that matter)?

Jargo
07-17-2007, 07:37 AM
Personally a box full of Boba Fetts painted up the same as the concept Boba would say Mandalorian more than this bunch of crapola. Jango adapted his look so it was based on the mandalorian style not a replica. if the concept was for white mandalorian armour then really that's how it should follow. the clone troopers come from Fett genes, he apes the mandalorians ergo the white of the clonetrooper armour. ergo white Mandalorian armour.

a female Mandalorian is a dumb idea. even worse is the breasts plate on the armour. are they aiming this at boys hitting puberty? or stereotyped uber geek fanboys?

Tycho
07-17-2007, 09:02 AM
a female Mandalorian is a dumb idea. even worse is the breasts plate on the armour. are they aiming this at boys hitting puberty? or stereotyped uber geek fanboys?

I like that one, if it helps answer your question. :love::yes::D

Ooooh. A breast plate. A plate of breasts.... 2 things I think of besides Star Wars....

What did you say?

What was I doing here?

jedi master sal
07-17-2007, 09:10 AM
What makes this worse is the names.

Dred Priest is actually named after Daryyl DePreist the Hasbro SW guy. IIRC, the other ones named are supposed to be similar. Whether they are all Habsro employees remains to be seen.

Sigh, makes me want this set less and less.

I'm predicting here and now that this set is going to be a flop and inside a year will be dropped down to a heavy dicount.

-Sal

Tycho
07-17-2007, 09:31 AM
The not-so-funny thing is I'm making my own Mandalorian Squad to fight Dooku and the Clone Wars Jedi 3-pack with:

McFett w. head #1
McFett w. head #2
Boba Saga (as Jaster Mureel)
Jango (as himself)
Holiday Special Fett (released in the next wave)

I wanted to represent "Jango Fett: Open Season" - the 4 book comic done around the time of AOTC.

That's enough Mandalorians considering I won't have a lot of generic Jedi and might need to customize Dooku to represent him when he was a Jedi.

But this set is too much (14?) - too many figures I don't need, is what I mean.

In the comic, which this set doesn't represent, a break away faction of the Mandalorians became an assasin team called the Death Watch, commanded by Montross I believe (he's in the Bounty Hunter video game too, IIRC) and Jaster Mureel took a young Jango along with his loyal Mandalorians who wanted to operate as a mercenary unit, and fought Montross' group. The latter killed Jango's natural parents.

Boba Fett has nothing to do with this. He was cloned nearly 30 years after all this, and after this infighting had basically killed all but Jango who'd escaped prison.

The Death Watch and Montross and tricked the Jedi into wiping out a lot of the Mandalorians who ran with Jango back then. Once he won his freedom, Jango tracked down and killed the Death Watch members for revenge.

Jango's dream was to rebuild the Mandalorians. The Kaminoans offered cloning to help him do this. He had his own plans on what he'd do with a Mandalorian-trained Cloned Army, but Mace Windu cut his head off and Palpatine had the Clones trained for Order 66, while Yoda temporarily usurped them.

In the EU, after Boba survives the Sarlaac from Return of the Jedi, he begins his father's quest to build up the Mandalorians anew.

Most of this was gleaned from the comic Jango Fett: Open Season, however it continues in Star Wars New Jedi Order books (barely), Star Wars Tales Comics (barely) and Star Wars Legacy novels.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-17-2007, 01:13 PM
Dred Priest? They're not even trying anymore . . . At least the price is low . . .

Tycho
07-17-2007, 02:08 PM
This came up in another thread, but you know what you get if you "Star Wars" Tara Ried's name?

Rie'Tard. :D

I vote for Rie'Tard being used in a new comic or novel - maybe as The Emperor's Elbow?

jedi master sal
07-17-2007, 03:43 PM
This came up in another thread, but you know what you get if you "Star Wars" Tara Ried's name?

Rie'Tard. :D

I vote for Rie'Tard being used in a new comic or novel - maybe as The Emperor's Elbow?

No, the Emperor's "left breast"...heh heh

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-17-2007, 07:45 PM
Didn't see this until just now . . .


Not sure who Rav Bralor is though.
As I said earlier, she's likely Karen Traviss. Bralor was a Mandalorian guy from one of the KOTOR games so that's probably a nod to that.

JediTricks
07-18-2007, 03:04 AM
A) Shouldn't he be a Republic/Imperial Commando, as he's from Omega Squad?BAH! Curse you and your ability to notice I typed the wrong word! Yeah, Omega Squad is from Republic Commando, not Rebel Commando. Omega Squad first appeared in the book "Republic Commando: Hard Contact"... that's all I know.


B) Clone Commandoes are considered Mandaloreans, according to Karen "Kevin J Anderson for the 21st Century!" Traviss.Oh, well if some EU author pulls it out of their ear, it MUST be true. :p Coincidentally, she's the author of the book I just referenced. How is she the KJA of 2000s though?


What makes this worse is the names.

Dred Priest is actually named after Daryyl DePreist the Hasbro SW guy. IIRC, the other ones named are supposed to be similar. Whether they are all Habsro employees remains to be seen.Yeah, who would have guessed that?
Derryl DePriest: 560394
VP of Lucasfilm and LucasArts Jim Ward: 557909
:p

So no, not all Hasbro.



Didn't see this until just now . . .


As I said earlier, she's likely Karen Traviss. Bralor was a Mandalorian guy from one of the KOTOR games so that's probably a nod to that.That seems like a big stretch to me, hopefully they'll explain one way or the other though.

El Chuxter
07-18-2007, 10:15 AM
Oh, well if some EU author pulls it out of their ear, it MUST be true. :p Coincidentally, she's the author of the book I just referenced. How is she the KJA of 2000s though?

She writes a damned lot of SW books, and she's not particularly good.

Phantom-like Menace
07-18-2007, 11:31 AM
Now that they've shown there are going to be actual Mandalorians (plural) in this Mandalorian set, it's looking better. I don't personally care if little Mikey down the street walked into Hasbro with a Mandalorian design which somehow miraculously ended up in the hands of the sculptors and got made into a figure from this set as long as it looks cool. And these do as far as I'm concerned.

It's actually kind of cool to get an Omega Squad figure, though I don't know which would **** me off more, having only one member or wasting this set with all four members. It's the same problem I have with the Mando skull clones: not enough to make a significant formation and if there were I'd feel it a waste of the set.

I don't see the first reason to be upset by a female Mandalorian. That Mando's a Womando! Oh no! She has boobies and everything. Oh the humanity.

If anyone here is looking for true EU Mandos, you can stop looking at this thread, because it's not looking like it's going to happen. However, if you're just looking for some cool Mandalorians, sit back and enjoy. This latter group will just have to ignore implications that they are undiscerning bottom feeders who have compromised their principles by accepting any scraps Hasbro feeds them. For the record, I'm one of said bottom feeders. Also for the record, they're not my principles but someone else's, and I can't compromise someone else's principles.

Edit: And since I've been wanting to make a Mando group, not only does this save me some money, but the fact that they are not part of the continuity means I can put them together in the same place at the same time without conflict.

Everyone here would hate if I worked for Hasbro. Hell yeah I'd make myself into a figure, all my friends too. And the only people forced to buy would be the people who have forced themselves to buy.

Edit: And I can't make the case Traviss's stories have been bad, nor particularly numerous. I can't wait for her to write the one hundred thirty-eighth Republic Commando book about Dred Priest, Latts Ward and Rav Bralor's part in all of this.


Made up nonsense from the minds of Hasbro, rather than real EU figures.

Just remember the above statement when I opine that Hasbro's repainted clone troopers are not truly EU since they were only Hasbro's idea.;)

Sith Lord 0498
07-18-2007, 12:13 PM
IMO, this set is shaping up to be a complete joke. Are they seriously suggesting that this is going to be a set of FOURTEEN REPAINTS?!?!?!?!!

Now, that concept worked for the Astromech Droids, and it would work for clonetroopers as well. But multi-colored Mandolorians that are all based on Fett molds??? And the color schemes are starting to remind me of two things: Christmas and that candy-red Holiday Vader.

Dred Priest was the final coffin nail for me. This set is clearly a joke.

Too bad it's not April 1st anymore... :rolleyes:

Phantom-like Menace
07-18-2007, 03:03 PM
IMO, this set is shaping up to be a complete joke. Are they seriously suggesting that this is going to be a set of FOURTEEN REPAINTS?!?!?!?!!

Ignoring the facts that most of these multisets have been repaints without anyone having a seizure and many repaint sets are excellent and sell equally excellently, the lady Mando is not merely a repaint.

JediTricks
07-18-2007, 03:15 PM
She writes a damned lot of SW books, and she's not particularly good.She's only written 3 Republic Commando books and 2 other SW novels so far, with 2 more due next year. Is that a lot?


And the color schemes are starting to remind me of two things: Christmas and that candy-red Holiday Vader.Yeah, I can't argue with that, these colors are out there.

BTW, at $67 with 14 figures, that works out to $4.79 a figure. That'd be a bit high if this were a battle pack, but as an exclusive it's not that insane - it's not that great but it's not ridiculous.

Sith Lord 0498
07-18-2007, 04:03 PM
Ignoring the facts that most of these multisets have been repaints without anyone having a seizure and many repaint sets are excellent and sell equally excellently, the lady Mando is not merely a repaint.

As I said in my earlier post, repaints work just fine for astro droids and clonetroopers, which has been most if not all of the previous packs. It's no surprise that they sold very well, and I never disputed that.

But this set is finally jumping the shark IMO.

And you're right...the lady Mando isn't merely a repaint, but it's not exactly a brand new figure either. It's a slight modification on the existing mold and practically a rehash.

El Chuxter
07-18-2007, 09:40 PM
JT: For the time she's been writing SW books, the timespan in which those books are being released, the non-book input she has into the greater scope of the EU, and the (I believe unprecedented) honor of her very first published book being a SW book (Republic Commando: Hard Contact), yes.

Phantom-like Menace
07-19-2007, 12:03 AM
As I said in my earlier post, repaints work just fine for astro droids and clonetroopers, which has been most if not all of the previous packs. It's no surprise that they sold very well, and I never disputed that.

Right, and that's why I stated that we're ignoring it.

Let's pretend they are all straight repaints for a moment (and yes, I'm fully aware you're aware they are not). . . . What would make that so absurd as to qualify as a joke? Mandalorians have had different colored versions of a standard armor since Jodo Kast decades ago, and Episode II established Jango's color scheme was slightly different than Boba's. So there is a big travesty of a joke somewhere here simply because they've made Mandalorians with different colored armors?

Tycho
07-19-2007, 01:14 AM
JT: For the time she's been writing SW books, the timespan in which those books are being released, the non-book input she has into the greater scope of the EU, and the (I believe unprecedented) honor of her very first published book being a SW book (Republic Commando: Hard Contact), yes.

That would suck for me if true. I was told that only established writers the publishers (Del Rey or Dark Horse) want to promote, are then INVITED to write Star Wars. You don't just start out there.

I tried (with Dark Horse) and they liked what I did and went to bat for me, but Lucas Licensing reitterated the rules I just quoted. I can't believe they changed them for Karen Traviss. She's good and all, but seriously I'm better.

A Star Wars author I'd be in "awe of" would be like James Luceno. Timothy Zahn is very good, too.

Mad Slanted Powers
07-19-2007, 02:00 AM
I was reading the book Star Wars On Trial, and she was a contributor. In it, she mentions that her debut novel City of Pearl wasn't even on the shelves yet. So, it wasn't her first book. Later she says:
The game was about a commando squad; I was a military specialist, both as a former defense correspondent and a military SF author.She also had little knowledge of Star Wars. I think these things combined are probably why they chose her, as this next quote reflects:
I had a superb continuity minder at LucasArts called Ryan Kaufman, who was on call 24/7 to answer my queries and clear up points like how the armor codpieces fitted on the commandos. No detail was too small, and he never lost patience with my endless question.
"Let me get this clear," I said. "Somebody creates a secret clone army. Then they maneuver the Jedi into using them to fight the Separatists."
"That's right," said Ryan.
"So...." My journalistic brain was whirring. I had no preconceived happy notions about Jedi. I was new in town. "This is a slave army. They're bred to age a double the rate and die young. They have no choice. And the Jedi just take them and use them as cannon fodder? No questions asked? No big moral debate?"
"You got it," said Ryan.
I was outraged. "And these are the good guys?"
That was the exact moment at which Star Wars moved from being a nice little earner into something I really, really wanted to write.
Jedi. The elitist bastards! These poor bloody clones, used and discarded...and of course I was told about Order 66 from the start. Serves the buggers right, I thought. The spoon-bending hippies would get what they deserved for their complicity in maintaining a slave army.

I haven't read these books yet, so I can't comment on them. It sounds like they sought her out. Her military knowledge was suited for writing a book about a commando squad. Her lack of Star Wars knowledge made it easier to write from the clones' perspective without any preconceived notions of the Jedi and the Republic getting in the way.

jedi master sal
07-19-2007, 02:36 AM
Right, and that's why I stated that we're ignoring it.

Let's pretend they are all straight repaints for a moment (and yes, I'm fully aware you're aware they are not). . . . What would make that so absurd as to qualify as a joke? Mandalorians have had different colored versions of a standard armor since Jodo Kast decades ago, and Episode II established Jango's color scheme was slightly different than Boba's. So there is a big travesty of a joke somewhere here simply because they've made Mandalorians with different colored armors?

It's a joke of a set because there are ACTUAL EU Mandos that have been written about and deserve a fig. So much more so that some Hasbro dude.

Jaster Mereel
Jodo Kast
Montross
Mandolore

are some of the more highly desired and deserving characters to be made into figures.
Hell anyone can just slap some paint on a Boba and call it whatever they want. But getting NAMED chacters (from books and comics) in their paint scheme and sculpt is what I think most of us were expecting.

in fact I'd say that a good majority of us were thinking we'd finally get an SA Jango out of this set too.

Maybe this will still happen as there are many to yet be revealed. But if not, then I can say with full confidence this set will fail. Like I've posted eariler, I look forwrd to getting this set...next year, when it's on sale for half the price!

-Sal

AmanaMatt
07-19-2007, 10:13 AM
Are folks still excited by this set....Ded Priest has the same problems as the others: A helmet that is too small for the new head - in the pic over at Entertainment Earth, you can see how the helmet does not fit on any of the Madalorians...I was never really tempted on this one, but I hope it fails. It is just too lazy of a set to be a big seller :whip:

Mad Slanted Powers
07-19-2007, 06:39 PM
But getting NAMED chacters (from books and comics) in their paint scheme and sculpt is what I think most of us were expecting.Actually, were any of us expecting this set at all? I do agree that once it was announced, I was hoping for something from the books, comics and games. However, I like the looks of the set so far. I guess part of it is that it is something new and different, and there is still some mystery as to what the rest of the set will be. A bunch of clone and Boba repaints is more interesting than another Vader, Tatooine Luke or ANH Han.


Are folks still excited by this set....Ded Priest has the same problems as the others: A helmet that is too small for the new head - in the pic over at Entertainment Earth, you can see how the helmet does not fit on any of the MadaloriansBetter that than the helmet on the TAC Stormtrooper. It is way too loose.

Dark Marble
07-20-2007, 09:53 AM
I have not made a final decision on this one yet. I would like to see the rest of the figures before I say yes or no. In general, I don't think it looks to bad so far, but I don't want to see any more clones in this set. And I am not much on EU but for the fans if they are making a 14 figure set, give the fans some figures they would never get anywhere else. This is the chance to do it.

Phantom-like Menace
07-21-2007, 12:24 AM
But getting NAMED chacters (from books and comics) in their paint scheme and sculpt is what I think most of us were expecting.

Well there are always going to be established characters that haven't been made yet, so it's the nonterminating argument to say they should be made before any other type of figure. As it is, if we jumped to conclusions as to what this set would be only to be disappointed, we're the problem. We're the big joke.

Tycho
07-21-2007, 03:54 PM
How come they don't make us a set of 14 Ewoks?

Or at least 5-6:

Paploo resculpt
Wicket resculpt perhaps
Warrok
Lumat
Logray resculpt perhaps (I don't want this one myself, I like the '98)
Keolkeech
Mamma w. Wokling

or just add back in

Chirpa
Teebo
Romba (not even released yet)

and you have a 10-pack right there! Ewoks rock!

JediTricks
07-23-2007, 12:37 AM
JT: For the time she's been writing SW books, the timespan in which those books are being released, the non-book input she has into the greater scope of the EU, and the (I believe unprecedented) honor of her very first published book being a SW book (Republic Commando: Hard Contact), yes.Ah, ok.


I was reading the book Star Wars On Trial, and she was a contributor. In it, she mentions that her debut novel City of Pearl wasn't even on the shelves yet. So, it wasn't her first book. Later she says:She also had little knowledge of Star Wars. I think these things combined are probably why they chose her, as this next quote reflects:

I haven't read these books yet, so I can't comment on them. It sounds like they sought her out. Her military knowledge was suited for writing a book about a commando squad. Her lack of Star Wars knowledge made it easier to write from the clones' perspective without any preconceived notions of the Jedi and the Republic getting in the way.Nice work! Hasbro also dropped her name on Friday with this answer about the set:

JediDefender.com: The Entertainment Earth "Mystery Pack" has many fans talking. It seems like there is a back story developing with the figures announced thus far. Just who is behind the back story to the "Mystery Pack" figures? Is it Lucasfilm's doing completely (perhaps based on some upcoming or existing EU continuity) or are the creative minds at Hasbro writing up all the background on the figures in the "Mystery Pack"?
Hasbro: It's a bit of both. Some of the characters are existing (or will exist) from publishing, and some of the characters were proposed by our team and added into the storyline as it came together. To go back in time to the specific point when the idea for the pack began, the starting point was a Star Wars Insider feature a couple years back by Karen Traviss. This story really intrigued us, and provided a jumping in point into a previously unexplored area that became the basis for the sets. More details will be revealed at Comic Con, so stay tuned.

Phantom-like Menace
07-26-2007, 03:46 PM
Well, so now we know it has six Mandos and eight clones. I would have preferred that were the other way around at least.

I'll say again it's a waste to have all four members of Omega Squad in this set, but it will be nice to have all four of them. And with the all white RC in the comic two packs, we're finally getting some diversity with that figure. Damn shame to this day how much the legs suck. I don't particularly care about articulation, but the ballet poses make me angry.

Still little to no use for the two skull clones and ditto on the ARCs.

As for the meat of the set, I've seen artwork for the yellow chick Mando and the red guy Mando, so they have been established somewhere. They're actually looking as cool as I could have wished--the whole set of Mandos. They'll look pretty cool together and will make a great addition to the collection.

pegger
07-26-2007, 04:48 PM
The black and red ARC troopers look sweet.

I'm not sure about this set. It's going to be a "when I can afford it" as opposed to a "my god, I must have it".

Maybe I'm maturing?

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-26-2007, 09:54 PM
This set could have been so much cooler if there weren't four identical Commandos, two identical clones, and two identical ARCs. These guys all look cool, but I don't need multiples of them and would much rather have had unique paintjobs on all of them.

Dred Priest is so obviously Darryl Depriest, he looks weird trying to be menacing. :D The guy with the soul patch, is that Adam Pawlus?

jedi master sal
07-27-2007, 07:24 AM
The black and red ARC troopers look sweet.

I'm not sure about this set. It's going to be a "when I can afford it" as opposed to a "my god, I must have it".

Maybe I'm maturing?

Maybe...ha ha. I feel the same way though. I'm not in a rush to get this set, but I'll eventually get it. Hopefully on sale.


Oh and, Mr. JabbaJohnL, I have no clue on the Adam Paulus connection. I've never see the dude in person and just googled him and no pics for him there either.

JEDIpartner
07-27-2007, 09:13 AM
Definitely not interested in this now.

Jargo
07-27-2007, 09:23 AM
strangely i like the black troopers. but then i like all the shadow trooper figures too. as for the mandalorians, well, peronally the bright colours don't do much for me. nor do the badly fitting helmets. and the fact that they have hasbro employee heads makes it less likely that I'd enjoy the figures. if one of them is pawlus I'll vomit. I think that guys ego has been stroked more than enough already.
if I were going to keep any of the mandy's I'd opt for the females. give em the bigger helmets. make em omega trooper commanders and give em a black and dark grey colour scheme.
so I guess if i have spare cash i'll buy the set, but probably loose. that way i can just ignore the bits i don't like.

and is it just me or does star wars seem to be getting ever more GI JOE like?

jedi master sal
07-27-2007, 12:15 PM
Is it just me or does star wars seem to be getting ever more GI JOE like?

It's definitely becoming more G.I.Joe like. Afterall dude used to be in charge of Joes. It's even more noticeable with the Bacara repaint in the AT-RT set. That figure looks like a Joe figure. NOT a SW fig as it should.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-27-2007, 12:48 PM
Now on the back-of-the-box pics I can see that the soul patch guy in black armor is named B'arin Apma. Any guesses? "Apma" could be mixed from "Adam Pawlus" but that may be stretching it.

The EE site now has all the names: Mij Galamar is the tan guy and Isabet Reau is the yellow lady. "Mij" is "Jim" backwards, but otherwise I've got no guesses.

Jargo
07-27-2007, 01:12 PM
haha i just noticed there's a black AT-AT in the titaniums series. WOOO go team shadow. lol

Mad Slanted Powers
07-27-2007, 06:31 PM
Now on the back-of-the-box pics I can see that the soul patch guy in black armor is named B'arin Apma. Any guesses? "Apma" could be mixed from "Adam Pawlus" but that may be stretching it.

The EE site now has all the names: Mij Galamar is the tan guy and Isabet Reau is the yellow lady. "Mij" is "Jim" backwards, but otherwise I've got no guesses.Galamar backwards is "ram a lag". Another anagram is "ram a gal".

darko666
07-27-2007, 06:51 PM
is this set a joke? the Clone Troopers and Republic Commandos outnumber the actual Mandalorians(which are just the same figure, except for the females, which are also reused, all with lame paint jobs). the Fett Evoultion figures are far superior to this entire set.

Mad Slanted Powers
07-27-2007, 07:12 PM
I like all the pretty colors.

darko666
07-27-2007, 07:33 PM
I like all the pretty colors.

worth spending $70 on, pretty?

Mad Slanted Powers
07-27-2007, 09:42 PM
worth spending $70 on, pretty?If there is something shiny in it too, then definitely.

AmanaMatt
07-28-2007, 11:00 AM
worth spending $70 on, pretty?

This set is a joke....GIANT PASS for me!

DarkArtist
07-28-2007, 11:09 AM
so happy I ordered this set. can't wait to get it. anyone who doesn't want the clones let me know, I looking to get about 4 more of the white and 2 of the Black Alpha Arc

Phantom-like Menace
07-28-2007, 07:18 PM
This set could have been so much cooler if there weren't four identical Commandos,

They're not identical. They are the same four figure set from the Delta Squad pack. They are painted black not to go with the Shadow Trooper stuff, but because Omega Squad, the RC group from the novels, had black armor.


This set is a joke....GIANT PASS for me!


Naturally this will change if you all say it often enough. One more time? No, twice. Twice more will make this set turn into the magical awesomeness that will put a smile on your faces.

jedi master sal
07-29-2007, 03:20 PM
Naturally this will change if you all say it often enough. One more time? No, twice. Twice more will make this set turn into the magical awesomeness that will put a smile on your faces.

Still not smiliing...though I do have my head cocked to one side with a "Meh" expression on my face.

Again, I'll wait until this clearances and won't lose sleep over it, if I never get it.

El Chuxter
08-02-2007, 12:27 AM
Galamar backwards is "ram a lag". Another anagram is "ram a gal".

Go, Black Betty, ram-a-lag....

I'm still not especially impressed with this mess.

kool-aid killer
08-02-2007, 10:02 AM
I like the Mandalorians, i just wish the other eight figures were a bit more exciting. This set is somewhat of a let down in light of the other figures included in it. But ill order it, eventually.