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vader121
02-07-2008, 11:13 AM
Hasbro,
Please stop making endless repaints of Clonetroopers. Enough already.
Each wave lately has had at least one newly painted Clonetrooper. I will not be buying these anymore.

I myself love Clonetroopers & Stormtroopers but it has gotten beyond ridiculous with the amount of different ones out. Please instead concentrate on yet-to-be-made figures (preferably not EU as well).

Below is a list of figures that would be good:
-Cantina patrons
-Jabba patrons and goons
-Rebel Pilots
-Imperial Officers
-Jedis not made yet from ep2 and ep3. Heck, I'd even welcome a new pair of younglings
-Droids

Thanks,
Bill
(vader121)

jedi master sal
02-07-2008, 12:17 PM
As crazy as this may sound coming from me (arguably SSG's biggest army builder), I have to agree.

We now have all the movie clones. We don't need more, especially made up ones that do not pertain to the movies or even ESTABLISHED EU.

Yes, we realize that the cartoon is coming out later this year. Fine, recard movie clones that appear in the show and those rare few in the cartoon that are new to us.

However, endless repaints... I can tell you I've soured on these now. It used to be that I'd get 20 clones standard of any clone, with ones I like going to 40 clones and 1 of which I REALLY like going over 120. But enough is enough. I'm down to buying squads (5).

Really, I'd MUCH rather have Cantina, Jabba's palace, Podracers, and Outlander denizens now.

We NEED those figures to further round out the scenes.

Yes, we FULLY realize that those figures for the most of us are a one-time one figure only purchase. However as many army builders have slowed or stopped, this is going to be the case for most figures from now on anyway.

If you want to continue to garner any money from my overly used and war-torn (lol) wallett, please make the denizen figures. Make then well or don't make them at all. Great sculpt reasonable articualtion for the scenes they are seen in (and can perform the actions of that the scene calls for). If they SIT in the scene, they should be able to sit as a figure, etc.

I plead with you to not take this request lightly.

I've already cut my budget in half as I saw no need for expansive army building anymore. Continue to crank out clone (and now Stormtrooper) repaints and that budget will further dwindle.

I know I'm only one collector, but there are MANY who feel the same way.

You did a great job of bringing us never before made characters as action figures last year. Please more of that and less clones.

Respectfully,
-Sal
(Owner of more than 2K troopers and troop type figures encompassing the Saga)

El Chuxter
02-07-2008, 01:34 PM
I was a completist until recently.

I'm passing on every "new" Clonetrooper now. I'm sick of them. They're pegwarming. This is going to bite you on the butt, if it hasn't already done so without your knowledge.

Kidhuman
02-07-2008, 01:52 PM
I agree, Clones are played out. Give us some stormtroopers.

bigbarada
02-07-2008, 02:09 PM
Unfortunately, Hasbro has found a cash cow with trooper repaints and only when people stop buying them will they get the idea that the trend has run its course.

First it was the completists who taught Hasbro that we'll buy the same figure ten times as long as they release it on ten different packages. Now it's the army-builders who have taught Hasbro that we'll buy 20 of any particular trooper figure, then 20 more of the exact same figure with a different paint scheme, then 20 more still of a third paint scheme and so on. Unfortunately, completists and army-builders only represent fringe groups of collectors not the entire collecting public.

It's the "squeeky wheel gets the grease" phenomenon, meaning that a vocal minority will always get its way at the expense of the majority. Right now, troop building is phasing out and EU fans are screaming to get figures made of their characters, which again is not necessarily representative of the majority of Star Wars collectors.

So if you want Hasbro to stop making endless repaints of troopers, then don't just build smaller armies. Stop building armies altogether!

I would love more Jabba's Palace/Skiff Guard figures, which is arguably one of the most neglected areas of Star Wars in terms of action figures in the last ten years.

Cantina patrons would be cool, but honestly I would rather have SA updates of Walrusman, Dr. Evazan and the Cantina Band, before 90% of the NMB (never-made-before) Cantina aliens.

Rebel Pilots? Well that depends. Endless Dutch Vander rereleases with different head sculpts? No. Accurate SA versions of the ROTJ A,B,Y, & X-Wing Pilots? Yes, definitely!

Imperial Officers? Eh. If it's just endlessly rereleasing the same body with different heads, then I'm not interested. And I don't think that every single Imperial Officer who had 1 or more lines in a SW movie deserves an action figure.

Jedi? There are a few that I'm still interested in, but otherwise, I've lost interest.

Droids? I'd love to see an update of the R4 and R3 astromech bodies and some of the more unusual Sandcrawler droids, but that's about it.

JON9000
02-07-2008, 03:02 PM
feel free to release the VTSC Snowtrooper on a card.

a highly articulated rebel fleet trooper would be nice

a few highly articulated X-wing pilots would be awesome as well. I don't know why get Tycho Sellthrough in SA but not Biggs.

Oh, BTW, thanks for torture rack Han, VTSC Bossk, VTSC IG-88, and McFett. Those figures whupped Arse.

jedi master sal
02-07-2008, 04:11 PM
...So if you want Hasbro to stop making endless repaints of troopers, then don't just build smaller armies. Stop building armies altogether!...

Now that would be just plain ridiculous...heh heh.

Like telling a smoker to stop cold turkey.

Heck I've cut my army building tendencies by 75%. That's HUGE. And that's for the 20 I used to get. Consider the 40's I used to get are now only going to be 5. That's a decrease of 87.5%.

I AM speaking with my dollars in this case. I just can't entirely quit though. But I do see that day on the horizon now. If the Clone Wars figures are animated style, I'm done. At least for as long as the figures stay in that style.

-Sal

El Chuxter
02-07-2008, 04:14 PM
It'd be different if they kept releasing plain, red, and blue Clonetroopers. Those are important. Or even only one new one per year, and available throughout the year in decent numbers.

It's got to be tough to army build something that's only in one case, given the carpy distribution of late.

Jedi_Kal-El
02-07-2008, 04:38 PM
I agree, Clones are played out. Give us some stormtroopers.

Amen to that KH, and please don't go overboard with painting the Stormies every color of the rainbow.

Old Fossil
02-07-2008, 07:21 PM
I still army-build Clones, if 2 makes an army.:lipsrsealed:

Mad Slanted Powers
02-07-2008, 07:52 PM
Accurate SA versions of the ROTJ A,B,Y, & X-Wing Pilots? Yes, definitely!A, B, X, Y? They could be repainted like the colors of the X-Box controller buttons! Red, Yellow, Blue and Green, just like the Clones!

But seriously, I like JON9000's suggestion. Re-release the VOTC Stormtrooper. I like that one better than the TAC one. An SA Rebel Trooper would be nice as well.

timmae
02-07-2008, 09:43 PM
i had the clones from wave 07-8 and 08-01 in my cart at walmart the other day and decided to put them back. i ended up getting the r2-b1 repaint, holo vader(not another vader) and mctrooper instead...along with the jabba entertainer sets for 14 each(i figured 5 figs for 14 was better than 2 repaints) i'm pretty sick of clones too. especially at 6.99...comes to 7.48 with tax in my state. way too much for repaints. i also put back the tridroid. that was pretty nice looking figure. i need to start passing on the astromech repaints too now. definately with you all on the new sculp path though.

jedi master sal
02-08-2008, 07:35 AM
i had the clones from wave 07-8 and 08-01 in my cart at walmart the other day and decided to put them back. i ended up getting the r2-b1 repaint, holo vader(not another vader) and mctrooper instead...along with the jabba entertainer sets for 14 each(i figured 5 figs for 14 was better than 2 repaints) i'm pretty sick of clones too. especially at 6.99...comes to 7.48 with tax in my state. way too much for repaints. i also put back the tridroid. that was pretty nice looking figure. i need to start passing on the astromech repaints too now. definately with you all on the new sculp path though.

Crap! I wish I'd have known....I'd have asked you to buy the Kashyyyk clones for me...it's the LAST BIG army builder for me.

Cripes, it seems like everyone is finding this fig. I have yet to see any wv1 tac08.

timmae
02-08-2008, 07:33 PM
Crap! I wish I'd have known....I'd have asked you to buy the Kashyyyk clones for me...it's the LAST BIG army builder for me



Cripes, it seems like everyone is finding this fig. I have yet to see any wv1 tac08.
i'm sure you will/we will find tons of the kashyyyk trooper, being wave 1 and everything. he was actually the toughest to put back, but i have a trooper from the target order 66 that is semi-simular.

Phantom-like Menace
02-13-2008, 05:57 PM
With the AT-TE coming out, and this rumor that it will carry twenty figures, I'm going to be looking at getting quite a few plain white clones in anticipation. I have no doubt that I have enough spare clones without this purchase, but they're from several different legions. So I'm all for having clones on pegs.

The last figures clogging the pegs were useless figures, and the next wil be useless figures, but we're going to continue to pretend the current figures on pegs are some kind of unique problem, somehow more or less useless than the previous or following figures.

El Chuxter
02-13-2008, 06:09 PM
Clones being available is one thing.

Clones being available in 50 different color schemes, with them being so tough to find that it's hard to get more than one or two of any individual style, is a whole 'nother thing.

Jedi_Kal-El
02-13-2008, 06:40 PM
Clones being available is one thing.

Clones being available in 50 different color schemes, with them being so tough to find that it's hard to get more than one or two of any individual style, is a whole 'nother thing.

Amen Brother. The white ones are everywhere. What if someone wants to use a different battallion? Could get pricey for them if they don't already have them. I tried to only build squads of five to six of each. So much for that.:mad:

Kidhuman
02-13-2008, 06:46 PM
With the AT-TE coming out, and this rumor that it will carry twenty figures, I'm going to be looking at getting quite a few plain white clones in anticipation. I have no doubt that I have enough spare clones without this purchase, but they're from several different legions. So I'm all for having clones on pegs.

The last figures clogging the pegs were useless figures, and the next wil be useless figures, but we're going to continue to pretend the current figures on pegs are some kind of unique problem, somehow more or less useless than the previous or following figures.

Tis makes me happy I picked up about 12 AOTC legends clones.

Luuuuuuke
02-15-2008, 11:31 AM
Man, clones are about the only figures I enjoy collecting anymore. I don't collect the other figures that much anymore. Bring on the clones!:D

Neuroleptic
02-15-2008, 12:09 PM
I have limited myself to five clone color variatons and only 4 clones for each variation. So I only have room for four more clones (two clonse from ATOC, and two shock trooper clones from ROTS). Then once I find the AT-AP or whatever the hell it's called, I'm DONE!

. . . Unless I find one more pilot to put inside it. THEN, I'm done.

I plan to get two more imperial officers, and one more storm trooper, and that'll round out my display of Imperials.

Droids I'll buy till they stop making them, but they are insanely hard to find here, and I refuse to pay what they want for them on E bay.

I fully expect to finnish my army biulding days by the end of this year. After that, I truly don't care what hasbro releases becasue I probably wont be buying much.

Just the same, I actualy like the various versions of clones and am not tired of them. If I had the room and money, I'd have waaaaaay more of them. Then I'd start biulding droid armies to fight them inside of huge dioramas.

Alas, the darn little thing called reality gets in the way of this.

jedi master sal
02-15-2008, 01:37 PM
Alas, the darn little thing called reality gets in the way of this.

It does have a way at nipping at your heals doesn't it?

But for the Kashyyyk trooper, I'm done with massive army building or new figures.

I'm still playing catch up on certain troops, but I have nearly all of the Republic troops I want and am pretty much saturated with the OT troops I want (except for SA Imp Officers...).

So other than the little bit of catch up and the Kashyyyk trooper, I'm done.

I can't believe that the end of m huge army building is so near I can "see the light," but my wallet (and fiancee) are happier for it.

jjreason
02-16-2008, 09:36 AM
I would agree with no more NEW Clonetroopers or Stormtroopers. I think there are a good number (but not a huge number) that could be re-released ad infinitum and still be good sellers: VOTC stormy & Biker Scout, Utapau Clone from Saga 2006, the plain white ROTS & AOTC clones from the 2007 Legends line, etc - but the need for new variations is long gone.


LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG, LONG gone.

2-1B
02-16-2008, 10:13 AM
:Yarna: please