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Battle Droid
11-24-2007, 02:10 PM
From, http://www.joesightings.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=6630&st=0&p=59752&#entry59752

Wave 1
Tol Skorr and Assaj Ventress
Darth Talon and Cade Skywalker
Anakin and Durge

Wave 2
65356930814 Grand Admiral Thrawn and Talon Karrde <-- Best comic pack of the year bar none
Darth Vader and Admiral Trachta
Princess Leia and Prince Xizor

Wave 3
65356931885 White Vader and Princess Leia
65356931886 Antares Draco and ??? believed to be Ganner Krieg
65356931887 Dengar and Fenn Shysa
65356931888 Tobbi Dala and Leia

El Chuxter
11-24-2007, 04:21 PM
Cade is a total pass. All Legacy is butt.

White Vader will be a total pass. I didn't buy the crappy ESB Infinities, so why would I get the crappier ROTJ one?

Can't place Tol Skorr, but anyone packed with Asajj should be fine by me. She rocks.

Anakin and Durge will probably be two repacks, and Durge in the comics blows goats. I have proof.

Leia and Xizor are unnecessary, but I'll buy it if the Leia is in the sexy dress. I'll definitely buy it if it's pink "in the mood" Xizor. Even though Xizor sucks, a dedicated horny action figure is unique.

No idea who Trachta is. Sounds like Generic Imperial #437. They could've at least made it "Tank" Sunber.

No clue who Antares or the other guy are. Probably more Legacy buttwipes.

No idea who Tobbi Dala is, so that'll be totally dependent upon the Leia. Likely a no.

Thrawn and Karrde.... Even the rumor has me feeling like a pink Xizor. :love:

jedi master sal
11-24-2007, 05:49 PM
Hmm, okay let's see, here's what I'm thinking about these sets at the moment:

Wave 1
Tol Skorr and Assaj Ventress maybe, I don't really need anothe Assaj, however if the articulation is decent I may get it. I have no clue who Tol Skorr is, unless they are a tobacco chewing character or something...oh wait I loked him up..still a maybe for this set.
Darth Talon and Cade Skywalker absolutely, I actually really want the characters from Legacy. I like the look of them, regardless of the downward turn the story has taken.
Anakin and Durge no, I don't really see the need for this set. Durge wasn't a major player. Besides, shouldn't this be Obi-wan in CLONE armor instead??? If it were that, and it was a good fig for obi-wan, then I'd get it. This is a missed opportunity by Hasbro on this set.

Wave 2
Grand Admiral Thrawn and Talon Karrde Oh hell's yeah!!! I have the previous GA Thrawn, so I hope this is an upgraded figure and I'm totally down for Kardde!
Darth Vader and Admiral Trachta maybe-a meh set for me. I could use another Imp Admiral though.
Princess Leia and Prince Xizor no way

Wave 3
White Vader and Princess Leia maybe, the white Vader kind of goes along with the white McQuarrie figures, so I might get this set, then again a Vader/Leia set was just released, so WTF?
Antares Draco and ??? believed to be Ganner Krieg Hell yeah. I like the look of these guys. A mix of Vader armor and crimson guard armor. Perfect for Imperial knights, if you ask me.
Dengar and Fenn Shysa no, I don't need another Dengar and I'm not impressed with Fenn the Mando...
Tobbi Dala and Leia no way. What the hell, another Mando? I just am not liking this Mando subset. Jango and Boba should have been the only ones in the SW line, IMO. Otherwise the Mandos loose their mystique. The Mando sets already had me on the edge, now these two comic sets have put me over it. Easy pass for me.

So wow pretty even distribution here. 3 yes, 3 maybe and 4 no. So that's only $30 out of a possible $100 here for sure.

None are army builders, save possibly the Draco/Krieg set (using head swaps), but I most likely won't do that.

Hmm, so thinking about it, this is good for me. More money to save this year, which is good since I'm cutting my SW budget in half for 2008.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
11-24-2007, 06:54 PM
I never heard of half these characters before this list . . . some look cool, some are kind of butt. Do we really need three Leias and two Vaders? The resculpts better be good.

dindae
11-24-2007, 10:11 PM
I'm mixed on these. While I read all of the comics I don't remeber all of the characters well. Typically a character has to be in multiple story arcs for me to start craving a figure made.

Wave 1
Tol Skorr and Assaj Ventress - don't need Assaj but Tol was ok
Darth Talon and Cade Skywalker - Definately want this pack
Anakin and Durge -Don't see a need for this but I will wait to see the sculpt

Wave 2
Grand Admiral Thrawn and Talon Karrde - Needed Talon and Thrawn can use an overhaul
Darth Vader and Admiral Trachta - Vader *groan* and Trachta does nothing for me
Princess Leia and Prince Xizor - Could be good if the sculpts are interesting

Wave 3
White Vader and Princess Leia - Didn't really care for the infinities but I guess we can always use another Vader
Antares Draco and Ganner Krieg - I really like this set
Dengar and Fenn Shysa - The fact that Marvel sets are going to look like the crappy Marvel art screws any set based on the old comics not that I care for any thing in them really
Tobbi Dala and Leia - ditto guess they are trying to offset some the cost of the Mando sculpts from the EE pack

El Chuxter
11-24-2007, 10:18 PM
...I guess we can always use another Vader

Please don't ever, ever post that where Hasbro can read it again. The six different Vaders warming pegs and shelves right now (and several dozen that did so over the past three years) tell me we can definitely use a break from the big guy.

jedi master sal
11-25-2007, 01:01 AM
Please don't ever, ever post that where Hasbro can read it again. The six different Vaders warming pegs and shelves right now (and several dozen that did so over the past three years) tell me we can definitely use a break from the big guy.

Agreed. Vader is SO played out now. I can't even see how the holiday rush will help. (Though I am hoping they will snatch up most of the Vaders.) Not as a message to Hasbro either...

El Chuxter
11-25-2007, 01:26 AM
I used to be a Vader completist. I would buy any piece of crap with the black helmet, telling myself, "Dude, it's Vader."

Yeah, that ended with ROTS and the loads of crap we've gotten since.

Seriously, six Vaders are pegwarming in different stores right now. There are two different Legends ones, the one with the coin album, the one with Obi-Wan's cape, the carpy EU one from the ESB Infinities comic pack, and the one in the Bespin Battlepack. Wait, I forgot earlier about the re-release of the Marvel Comics 2-pack version and the Tantive IV Battlepack. So there are eight frigging Vaders pegwarming at one time at different stores within a 30 mile radius.

That's way, way too much. I'm starting a thread about it.

dindae
11-25-2007, 04:53 AM
Sorry thought the sarcasm was understood. I have 4 versions staring at me now that I have no need for or place for in any dioramas.


Please don't ever, ever post that where Hasbro can read it again. The six different Vaders warming pegs and shelves right now (and several dozen that did so over the past three years) tell me we can definitely use a break from the big guy.

abell748
11-25-2007, 06:26 AM
I used to buy all the comic packs, but now I just get a few of them and open the cool ones. I like the fact that I would only get about 3 or 4 of these if the rumors pan out. More $$$$ to save in hopes of an AT-TE next fall.

Kidhuman
11-25-2007, 06:47 AM
I will get Thrawn and Karrde.

Tycho
11-25-2007, 07:40 PM
Some good news here.


Wave 1
YES - Tol Skorr and Assaj Ventress (Skor is a Dark Jedi allied to Dooku)
YES - Darth Talon and Cade Skywalker
MABYE (probably not) - Anakin and Durge

Wave 2
YES - Grand Admiral Thrawn and Talon Karrde - I want more Karrdes and don't need as many Thrawns though

NO - Darth Vader and Admiral Trachta - Imperial in life-support gear (Empire)
YES - Princess Leia and Prince Xizor - could be an improved Xizor, but Leia in the blue dress would be awesome. IF SOTE continues..., Guri, Leebo, a Bothan Spy Master (Koth Melan), tan vest Luke, Spiker, Big Gizz, Jix? SOTE stuff could be aweome!

Wave 3
NO - White Vader and Princess Leia
MAYBE - Antares Draco and ??? believed to be Ganner Krieg (Legacy Imperial Knights)
NO - Dengar and Fenn Shysa
NO - Tobbi Dala and Leia (might depend on Leia's look though)

Blue2th
11-25-2007, 08:36 PM
Definitely want Talon Karrde. I am hoping that we might get an updated Thrawn. Super-articulated for sure.

One day we might get a Nogri. I thought that would be the one that would come with Thrawn.
With the blade he dispatches him with.

Tycho
11-25-2007, 11:31 PM
Heir To The Empire has much to offer and many of its characters are ranking highly in the poll we're doing (click on my signature).

Joruus C'Boath
Noghri Rukh
Noghri Kahbarakh
Noghri (generic commando)
Captain (Admiral) Palleon
Talon Karrde
Bothan Borssky Fey'yla
Grand Admiral Thrawn (resculpt)

So we'll see (and hope).

Sinscia Fat'o
11-26-2007, 03:47 PM
From, http://www.joesightings.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=6630&st=0&p=59752&#entry59752

Wave 1
Tol Skorr and Assaj Ventress
Darth Talon and Cade Skywalker
Anakin and Durge

Wave 2
65356930814 Grand Admiral Thrawn and Talon Karrde <-- Best comic pack of the year bar none
Darth Vader and Admiral Trachta
Princess Leia and Prince Xizor

Wave 3
65356931885 White Vader and Princess Leia
65356931886 Antares Draco and ??? believed to be Ganner Krieg
65356931887 Dengar and Fenn Shysa
65356931888 Tobbi Dala and Leia

Awesome sets, i'll be getting all of them as i find them for sure! Tol Skorr (God bless wookiepedia on some of these people) sounds like a cool figure, as long as he's done better than Vos, it should be all right. Talon and Kade will be a purchase as well, even though im not down with legacy the story, the characters look cool. Durge and anyone will be a buy for me, enough said!

Trachta sounds like a cool character,i just wish they would have down someone else other than Vader with him. Talon Karrde is long over due, and a very welcomed addition to my EU collection! It's about time! Princess Leia and Xizor...what no Guri again!!! WTF!!!! Dengar (Hopefully a new sculpt SA!!!) and Fenn sounds cool as does Tobi Dala and Leia. Only one i can forsee myself passing on is the White Vader Leia redo and the Xizor Leia redo (if Xizor is a new figure then im in)

White vader and Leia could be the blahest pack of all of these, but i like the white vader idea. The knights will be a purchase as well, even though they appear to be a little blah as well, but not as bad as the White Vader repaint/rehash.

Tycho
11-26-2007, 06:46 PM
There are a lot of Leia figures being offered, huh?

It is one way to get her out there. Hasbro's been on about how female figures don't sell as well (lack of Padme in the market). But Padme has had less of a chance to appear in the EU compared to 30 years for Leia.

Uncle Salty
11-29-2007, 01:06 AM
i know half of these guys and we already have figures of them. i wish they'd make all new figures. some of the guys from the old marvel comics were pretty stupid but they could be cool figures.

jedi master sal
11-29-2007, 08:06 AM
I still want Jaxxon!