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Tycho
01-22-2008, 05:30 AM
So I've been trying to figure out what's next for the Comic 2-packs. I've liked much of the offerings from this series so far.

However, the next group will not see me buying any, unfortunately.

Empire
Luke Skywalker as Lt. Jundland
Lt. Shan as Imperial Officer

Empire
Mouse (Duro in Stormtrooper Disguise)
Basso (Stormtrooper Disguise)

Star Wars Tales
Republic Commando (Clone)
Super Battle Droid


I was never a fan of the Empire series (nor Rebellion for that matter), and Star Wars Tales was not my favorite format either.

What else are we getting? What has been confirmed? What's strongly rumored?


I thought from

Legacy

Antarres Draco
Ganner Krieg

were strongly rumored. They are Imperial Knights - think of them as Force-trained Royal Guards with lightsabers.

I've heard suggestions that

Heir to the Empire

Talon Karrde

is on the way. I don't know who he's rumored to be packed with, but a resculpt of Grand Admiral Thrawn was in the pipeline by some accounts.

Do you think the Comic 2-packs are doing well for Hasbro and they will invest more in new molds for the figures? They have had some very nice offerings in this collection thus far.

Oh, btw - Dark Horse has 4 titles you'd think they'd be promoting: Legacy, Rebellion, KOTOR, and Dark Times. The last is the only one with no signs of figures. K'Kruhk could be done for Dark Times though. Meanwhile, Rebellion and Empire (which is getting done) are nearly overlapping, so that makes little difference. Hasbro has meanwhile stated that with the 2 carded figures and Mandalore in the Evolutions set, they're done with KOTOR for the short term (2008).

Sinscia Fat'o
01-22-2008, 12:34 PM
Tol Skorr and Assaj Ventress
Darth Talon and Cade Skywalker
Anakin Skywalker and Durge
Grand Admiral Thrawn and Talon Karrde
Darth Vader and Admiral Trachta
Princess Leia and Prince Xizor
White Vader and Princess Leia
Antares Draco and Ganner Krieg
Dengar and Fenn Shysa
Tobbi Dala and Leia
Lt. Tank and Amanin Alien
Jedi Robe Vos & Unknown
Mosep (Marvel “Jabba”) and Han Solo
Shira Brie and Lumiya

All of these are rumored over at Rebel Scum, and i've seen them on other star wars sites as well, so they seem to be pretty reasonable choices.

El Chuxter
01-22-2008, 12:40 PM
Tol Skorr and Assaj Ventress: Don't care who Tol is; if the Asajj is good, I'll get it.

Darth Talon and Cade Skywalker: Total pass. I refuse to support Legacy in any way.

Anakin Skywalker and Durge: Can't see how they can improve on the existing Durge.

Grand Admiral Thrawn and Talon Karrde: Hell yeah! I wish we got anyone other than another Thrawn, but I'd buy a Battlepack for Karrde.

Darth Vader and Admiral Trachta: I seem to recall saying before, "Uh, who?"

Princess Leia and Prince Xizor: Absolutely! I'm assuming it'd be "aroused" Xizor and nightgown Leia.

White Vader and Princess Leia: No amount of figures could make ROTJ Infinities suck any less.

Antares Draco and Ganner Krieg: Uh, who?

Dengar and Fenn Shysa: Maybe. Is Fenn Shysa another Mandalore? If so, likely not.

Tobbi Dala and Leia: Is Tobbi Dala a Mandalore? If so, no.

Lt. Tank and Amanin Alien: Hell yeah! As dumb as the idea of making Sunber be Tank was, this was prior to that immensely stupid plot twist. One of the best SW stories ever told in comics form.

Jedi Robe Vos & Unknown: Another Vos so soon? Unnecessary

Mosep (Marvel “Jabba”) and Han Solo: Not keen on another Han, but I'd never be able to pass on Mosep. Here's hoping the head gets reused and we get the other members of his species.

Shira Brie and Lumiya: Would it be possible to have both in one set without including multiple comics? I never cared much for the character, especially in light of the use of her in Legacy that makes a Flantdig look like Shakespeare. Easy pass.

jedi master sal
01-22-2008, 01:02 PM
Glad to see you're not too critical Chux, heh heh.

El Chuxter
01-22-2008, 01:07 PM
Yeah, I probably sound lately like I hate Star Wars toys and the EU. But I only hate recent (and stupid) EU, and am just disgusted by Hasbro's choices and execution overall of the past few years. (Five packs of Boba Fett repaints named after the sculptors? Made-up Clonetroopers and Starfighters in every color of the rainbow? Six years and not a single member of the PT Lars family? Gimme a break!)

Tycho
01-22-2008, 01:58 PM
Here's what I'd buy:

Darth Talon and Cade Skywalker
Grand Admiral Thrawn and Talon Karrde
Princess Leia and Prince Xizor
Antares Draco and Ganner Krieg
Lt. Tank and Amanin Alien
Shira Brie and Lumiya - maybe

Tol Skorr and Assaj Ventress - maybe

Notably missing are:


LEGACY
Darth Krayyt
Darth Nihl
Delilah Blue
Jeriah Syn
Wolf Sazen
K'Kruhk
Yuuzhan Vong
Vong Shaper

HEIR TO THE EMPIRE
Noghri
Joruus C'Boath
Palleon
Leia Organa Solo

SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE
Guri
Leebo

CRIMSON EMPIRE
Nom Anor
Mirith Sinn

There are many more, but this would get figures relating to one another out, as well as with comic books they appeared in (even if Nom Anor is more NJO, etc.)

Jedi_Kal-El
01-22-2008, 04:25 PM
My list of want and want not is pretty long but alot of what has been listed above I'd go with. I'm with chux on the EU. There are alot I want, and not just me, because I'm hearing the same types of want lists from others, and it just seems like we're getting only a fraction of those we actually want and the rest are ones that Hasbro is deciding to throw at us.

I've heard that ppl from the big H actually read these forums to see what fans really want, but I have to question that seeing as how we get more of this and less of that.
Chux pretty much hit it when he asked how many of a certain re-paint do we need? Not that I don't like Clones and Mandos, but I'd rather see characters that actually appeared somewhere, like a comic, novel or game. There are several out there and Hasbro has hardly scratched the surface yet.

Sinscia Fat'o
01-26-2008, 04:49 PM
I found these today at Wal-Mart in princeton, I have yet to open them but they look decent, even though im not a fan of the comic series they come from Shan and Luke in disguise was just to cool looking to pass on. Basso and Mouse was different, and who doesn't want an alien in storm trooper armor, just to cool to pass...though the Battle Droid Clone pack...was a little less than desired just by the look...i'm sick of commandos, and battle droids for that matter.

Empire
Luke Skywalker as Lt. Jundland
Lt. Shan as Imperial Officer

Empire
Mouse (Duro in Stormtrooper Disguise)
Basso (Stormtrooper Disguise)

Star Wars Tales
Republic Commando (Clone)
Super Battle Droid

So if your looking for these check your local haunts cause there out.

Battle Droid
02-01-2008, 02:04 PM
Durge and Anakin

http://www.galactichunter.com/gallery/albums/2008/anakinvsdurge.jpg

El Chuxter
02-01-2008, 02:17 PM
Looks like Durge has a poorly-fitted removable helmet that doesn't cover his head. Pass.

Jedi_Kal-El
02-01-2008, 04:47 PM
Looks like Durge has a poorly-fitted removable helmet that doesn't cover his head. Pass.

Is he going to have a Jango head underneath? :D

El Chuxter
04-05-2008, 08:26 PM
Now that Hasbro's posted pics, I see who Tol Skorr is. That would be a figure worth having if I had gotten the Assassin Droid set. Hmm, I still can get that anywhere, and already have the Obi-Wan with "Pulp Fiction Gimp Mask."

Too bad the Asajj looks like nothing special. I dig the character, but I've got three good ones already.

Durge looks like poop. Anakin always is poop. And why do they come with "Obsession," when Durge was dead by the time that series started?

shortcat
04-05-2008, 09:09 PM
Durge died? When did that happen? I haven't read any Star Wars comics since Shadows of the Empire, so a lot of the EU stuff has passed me by. I have, however, been reading Legacy, and I think its excellent. Have to disagree with you, Chux, but its a great follow-up, very well done, taking place 150 years after ROTJ. And the level of character design is downright amazing. I would buy nearly any figure they made from this series, and the two-pack they are giving us includes the top 2 on the list. And I agree with Tycho's list, too. I hope there will be more figures, and I'm really enjoying the comic.

Honestly, I couldn't care less about any other EU characters, unless they look cool.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-05-2008, 09:16 PM
Durge died (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_Obsession_3) sometime in the Obsession series when Anakin sent him hurtling into a star. I think he dies in number 3, which means the two-pack is accurate.

El Chuxter
04-05-2008, 09:41 PM
I was thinking it happened in an issue of Republic before Obsession got underway. My bad.

I don't disagree that Legacy has bad character designs, just bad characters. If a design were all that was needed, Maul would be cooler than Vader.

DarkArtist
04-05-2008, 10:51 PM
do we have a street date for the next set of comic packs or is it not until the big launch of the CW on 7/26.

mericen
04-06-2008, 12:10 AM
I thought I read somewhere that said it was this month for the next set of comic 2pks, but it could have been about something else. But it would not matter, as the stores near me never get the 2pks until they have been out for a month or two, so...