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FundingMyAddiction
08-29-2008, 06:43 PM
When I first saw the CW General Grievous, I thought it looked pretty cool. But after tearing it out of its package, I'm not really too fond of it. I can't get it to stand up because of how it was designed. The top is too heavy, the waist is too narrow, and the feet/claws don't touch the ground properly. The record I have for the longest standing goes to the Holographic Grievous with only two arms, who stood for 4 days before tumbling over mysteriously in the middle of the night. The four armed Grievous can't stand for more than a day. It's disappointing. I've tried to balance out the top half so that it won't fall forward or backward, but nothing works. Anybody else run into the same troubles? Any solutions?

Aside from the standing issues, I can't get him to hold the lightsabers properly. Maybe the upcoming Legacy Collection Grievous will be better.

I like all of the little features on R2 but I found the most perfect spot for the figure. The droid socket on the ARC-170. Since the CW R2 is smaller (shorter) than the rest of the astromech droids that have been made, it fits into the droid socket like I'd hoped and wanted the other droids to. It doesn't hang out obnoxiously and it isn't all that loose. For those of you who have an ARC-170, try it out.

Lastly, you knew it was only a matter of time before Hasbro found another way to re-release the Jedi Starfighter. I'm not too much in the loop, but you can see it here (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87762). Hasbro, of course, incorrectly called it the Delta-2 (a mash up of Delta-7 and Eta-2), but that has since been "fixed" by calling it the Delta-7B (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Delta-7B_Aethersprite-class_light_interceptor). The only differences being that the droid socket is in front of the ****-pit and the lasers are mounted on the exterior of the ship. Who am I kidding, I'll probably still pick one up. I don't remember from the movie, but I thought they still showed the red R3 flying with Obi-Wan (not R2), so I wonder if Hasbro has any plans to make another astromech droid in the CW style.

Bar
08-30-2008, 04:13 AM
Lastly, you knew it was only a matter of time before Hasbro found another way to re-release the Jedi Starfighter. I'm not too much in the loop, but you can see it here (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87762). Hasbro, of course, incorrectly called it the Delta-2 (a mash up of Delta-7 and Eta-2), but that has since been "fixed" by calling it the Delta-7B (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Delta-7B_Aethersprite-class_light_interceptor). The only differences being that the droid socket is in front of the ****-pit and the lasers are mounted on the exterior of the ship.


Dude!
That isn't a re-release!!!
That's a totally new tooling!!!
Amazing.
The design is very different from the normal Delta-7.
Bar.

bigbarada
08-30-2008, 03:38 PM
It doesn't look like it has the pull off side panels that the previous version did. Also wouldn't the astromech droid get in the way of the pilot's field of vision?

Bar
08-30-2008, 03:45 PM
It doesn't look like it has the pull off side panels that the previous version did. Also wouldn't the astromech droid get in the way of the pilot's field of vision?
A craft like this would only be flown by Jedi, and presumably they have more senses to call upon than their eyes.
And even modern day fighter craft tend to be flown on instruments more than MKI Eyeball.
Bar.

JediTricks
08-30-2008, 03:48 PM
The missile-launchers designed that way are also new, and the whole upper section that used to be aerodynamic is now a weird brick in the wind.

Hasbro said at SDCC that the nose pulls out to give it more of an ROTS JSF look. So it has enough going on that I'm probably going to buy it.

I do think it's stupid to have the droid mounted in front of the cockpit, it was lazy and dopey on the first Clone Wars JSF (the Anakin Modified batplane) and it's still not working.


I keep being tempted by CW Grievous, and then I read posts like this and realize I have better things to do with my money and collection space.

FundingMyAddiction
09-01-2008, 11:01 PM
Dude!
That isn't a re-release!!!
That's a totally new tooling!!!
Amazing.
The design is very different from the normal Delta-7.
Bar.

Obviously it's different, as I pointed out. But at the end of the day, we're still going to be forking money over to buy ANOTHER version of Obi-Wan's red Jedi Starfighter, rather than a new ship like say, The Twilight. Of course, that's coming from someone who owns every single version they made of the Delta-7.

I'm glad they've gotten rid of the detachable side panels. They were the weakest part of the other Delta 7's.



Hasbro said at SDCC that the nose pulls out to give it more of an ROTS JSF look. So it has enough going on that I'm probably going to buy it.

I keep being tempted by CW Grievous, and then I read posts like this and realize I have better things to do with my money and collection space.

It'll be interesting to see how the nose-action feature is executed. I hadn't heard that but it could be interesting.

As far as Grievous, you'll definitely want a pass on this version of him. I tried one more time to get him to stand up and he absolutely will not. I have to find some "unique" way to display him now (ie he's dead on the ground with Anakin/Obi-Wan standing over him).

Bar
09-02-2008, 04:09 AM
Obviously it's different, as I pointed out. But at the end of the day, we're still going to be forking money over to buy ANOTHER version of Obi-Wan's red Jedi Starfighter, rather than a new ship like say, The Twilight. Of course, that's coming from someone who owns every single version they made of the Delta-7.

I'm glad they've gotten rid of the detachable side panels. They were the weakest part of the other Delta 7's.
Agreed!
Although, according to popular myth, George Lucas saw those panels on the Delta- toy and that's the reason the ETA-2 had them!!!
I sooo hated those ones that i vacformed my own version (http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g19/All_the_good_usernames_are_taken/Model%20stuff%20Misc/jspiecesalltogether.jpg)to stop mine falling apart!!!



As far as Grievous, you'll definitely want a pass on this version of him. I tried one more time to get him to stand up and he absolutely will not. I have to find some "unique" way to display him now (ie he's dead on the ground with Anakin/Obi-Wan standing over him).
I know this might be against your principles, but have you ever heard of Neodymium magnets?
If you get some really small coin shaped versions(About maybe 3mm wide by .5mm thick), you will be able to glue one set to Grievous' feet, and another to a small non-descript base, and he will stand easily.
If you NEED him to stand, it's one answer.
This is also a great idea if you have "Clone-Wars Spider-Droids-Walking-Down-A-Mountain" style dioramas. These magnets are STRONG. And they can be easily found on Ebay (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/100-of-D1-8-x-1-16-Disc-Magnets-NdFeB-Neodymium_W0QQitemZ120260916753QQcmdZViewItem?hash =item120260916753&_trkparms=72%3A984%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C2 40%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14).
Bar.

JediTricks
09-02-2008, 10:25 PM
It's not a myth that the wings on the Ep 3 JSF are there because of Hasbro's design, but I dunno if it was Lucas personally, more likely it was someone on the ILM design team.

Bar
09-03-2008, 01:14 AM
It's not a myth that the wings on the Ep 3 JSF are there because of Hasbro's design, but I dunno if it was Lucas personally, more likely it was someone on the ILM design team.


Sorry. Extremely bad choice of words on my part! I MEANT to write: "According to popular THEORY..." in my previous post!
I was at work, and typing too fast!!!
Bar.

jedibear
09-03-2008, 10:04 PM
Finally found a Grievous to open tonight (the only one I had was a "day 1" sticker one I got at midnight madness...so I wanted to wait and get an opener)...anyhow...I don't know what's going on with the one that Funding got, but this one stands great! I like it that it's not that soft plastic the BD's and SbD's are usually made from that warp and fall over right away...

He's lacking in articulation (like most of the figures in this line) but since he stands well, that's fine. His "pinhead" look is...different, but I'm liking this interpretation of him...can't wait to see him in action on the show...

And I'm really liking the new Starfighter. I don't think the droid socket is that distracting...my thought was "Now we can see who the real pilot is" :) and I always found that side one on the earlier version kinda odd anyway...

Bar
09-04-2008, 01:39 AM
He does indeed look very cool.
Does he come with a cloak?
Bar.

jedibear
09-04-2008, 05:26 PM
Nope. No cloak with this version.

Bar
09-04-2008, 05:33 PM
Nope. No cloak with this version.


Ahh, ok.
You could easily make one, though, if you wanted one.
I did a couple of "Obi-Wan in Clone Armour" customs when they first released the CW cartoon figures.
Helmet I (http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g19/All_the_good_usernames_are_taken/Misc%20junk/Obi-Waninarmour.jpg). Helmet II (http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g19/All_the_good_usernames_are_taken/Misc%20junk/Obi-waninclonearmour1.jpg)
Helmetless (http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g19/All_the_good_usernames_are_taken/Misc%20junk/obi-wanwithclonearmour.jpg).
Bar.

FundingMyAddiction
09-07-2008, 01:21 AM
Agreed!
Although, according to popular myth, George Lucas saw those panels on the Delta- toy and that's the reason the ETA-2 had them!!!
I sooo hated those ones that i vacformed my own version (http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g19/All_the_good_usernames_are_taken/Model%20stuff%20Misc/jspiecesalltogether.jpg)to stop mine falling apart!!!

I know this might be against your principles, but have you ever heard of Neodymium magnets?
If you get some really small coin shaped versions(About maybe 3mm wide by .5mm thick), you will be able to glue one set to Grievous' feet, and another to a small non-descript base, and he will stand easily.
If you NEED him to stand, it's one answer.
This is also a great idea if you have "Clone-Wars Spider-Droids-Walking-Down-A-Mountain" style dioramas. These magnets are STRONG. And they can be easily found on Ebay (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/100-of-D1-8-x-1-16-Disc-Magnets-NdFeB-Neodymium_W0QQitemZ120260916753QQcmdZViewItem?hash =item120260916753&_trkparms=72%3A984%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C2 40%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14).
Bar.

It doesn't go against my principles at all. I admire you...seriously. I wish I had your tenacity/ability. Both the vacforming and magnets ideas are great ideas. When I couldn't get the side panels of Kit Fisto's Delta 7 to stay on, I simply set it down very gently and walked away, which kind of eliminates the point of being able to hold and admire something.

I'm not sure I could execute what you're talking about with the magnets, though it's not that important with this Grievous figure since he isn't playing a part in any of my "sets." Thank you for the idea though. I will definitely keep it in mind for future figures that refuse to do what I say. :D


Finally found a Grievous to open tonight (the only one I had was a "day 1" sticker one I got at midnight madness...so I wanted to wait and get an opener)...anyhow...I don't know what's going on with the one that Funding got, but this one stands great! I like it that it's not that soft plastic the BD's and SbD's are usually made from that warp and fall over right away...

I've gotten the two armed (as compared to the 4 armed) to stand for much longer and I've noticed that my holographic one tends to stand longer than the normal one. The joints on my normal one seemed really loose for it being a brand new figure. Maybe that has something to do with it.

Bar
09-07-2008, 12:41 PM
I'm not sure I could execute what you're talking about with the magnets, though it's not that important with this Grievous figure since he isn't playing a part in any of my "sets." Thank you for the idea though. I will definitely keep it in mind for future figures that refuse to do what I say. :D


Okay.
Here's the totally simple version!!!:
I have made a simple custom to illustrate.
I took an Artoo figure i had lying around (http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g19/All_the_good_usernames_are_taken/Misc%20junk/Artoo1.jpg)and added four magnets to his "feet".
Here's how i did it:
I took each small magnet and attached it to the end of a screwdriver. I put a drop of black CA where i needed the magnet to be, and sprayed the magnet with CA activator. I then just pushed the magnet into place. I repeated this four times(Two on each of his "main" feet).
And here is the result (http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g19/All_the_good_usernames_are_taken/Misc%20junk/Artoo2.jpg).
And what (http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g19/All_the_good_usernames_are_taken/Misc%20junk/Artoo3.jpg) he can (http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g19/All_the_good_usernames_are_taken/Misc%20junk/Artoo4.jpg) do now (http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g19/All_the_good_usernames_are_taken/Misc%20junk/Artoo5.jpg)...
I forgot i had these very thin round ones. About 1mm deep, by about 2.5mm diameter.
These would superglue onto any figure's feet easily, adding stability where was none before, or meaning you could attach him to walls, stand him on top of vehicles, dioramas, etc. This could be ESPECIALLY handy with Grievous, considering the "wall-climbing" antics we have seen Grievous accomplish!
I hope this better illustrated what i meant before.
Bar.