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Mr. JabbaJohnL
01-24-2012, 04:31 PM
JediNews.co.uk (http://jedinews.co.uk/news/news.aspx?newsID=6474) got a sneak peek at three new TVC figures today - a Nikto skiff guard (based on the same character that inspired the original vintage figure), Starkiller (in his TFUII duds for the first time), and Shae Vizla (from The Old Republic). I'm glad to finally have an update to the vintage Nikto. Starkiller is a worthy EU addition to this line, and even though the sequel wasn't as great as the first game, it's still nice to finally get a figure from it. I have zero interest in TOR as a game, but this design is pretty cool, so it looks good.

JEDIpartner
01-25-2012, 07:59 AM
I love that the Galen Marek figure is fully loaded with a bazillion accessories. They finally did him properly!! Glad to see that we're finally getting that Nikto guard.

Tycho
01-25-2012, 01:25 PM
I'm not particularly excited about any of these.

I'll buy them all though. So yeah, Hasbro sold me some action figures.

The Nikto is most useful for an army builder.

Garen? Why not? I own the first game but I don't play it. I only really play the Lego SW games and spend the rest of my time playing baseball mostly, if I turn on my system at all.

As to the OR figure - it looks great so I'm buying. Probably 1 though.

My EU wants are from the comics and novels, especially the 1990's ones.

I want a lot of Tales of the Jedi comic figures - pretty much the whole cast of everyone who ever appeared in Ulic Qel Droma and Exar Kun's era Sith War,


and....


a lot of New Jedi Order figures including more Jaina and Jacen figures in different outfits, Luke, Han, and Leia all in new outfits and older - twice their age in the films - and Yuuzhan Vong army builders as well as other Jedi and Imperials from this era,

and also...

more figures from the Legacy comics era, especially the Fels and some of the other Jedi and Alliance characters.

bigbarada
01-26-2012, 07:45 AM
Nikto looks great and with the confirmation of Weequay coming this year as well, I'm really excited that we're getting 3 new Skiff Guards in 2012! Just when I thought I had no real reason to get excited about Star Wars collecting anymore.

Tycho
01-26-2012, 10:42 AM
Yes, that's good news. But my favorite will be Wooof.

I so wanted his unique look in my displays and Hasbro did a perfect job on that figure.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
01-26-2012, 05:19 PM
Yes, that's good news. But my favorite will be Wooof.

I so wanted his unique look in my displays and Hasbro did a perfect job on that figure.

Wooof (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Wooof) came out in fall 2010. This year we're getting Kithaba (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Kithaba), the Vintage Nikto (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Unidentified_Kajain%27sa%27Nikto) (sometimes called Lathe), and apparently a resculpt of Queequeg (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Queequeg).

Tycho
01-26-2012, 05:27 PM
I know.

What I meant is that with Wooof being released, and the tan vest Weequay skiff master, I was good with the skiff guards.

I bought multiples of a bunch of these guys anyway.

I'll still buy 1 or 2 of the new ones, but I didn't need them in place of characters that are hard to substitute for like Queen Jamilla, or Bail Organa, and especially Padme in certain outfits.

bigbarada
01-26-2012, 08:40 PM
Wooof (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Wooof) came out in fall 2010. This year we're getting Kithaba (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Kithaba), the Vintage Nikto (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Unidentified_Kajain%27sa%27Nikto) (sometimes called Lathe), and apparently a resculpt of Queequeg (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Queequeg).

Actually Lathe was a secondary identity that Decipher gave to Nysad. As far as I know, the vintage Nikto has never been assigned an individual identity. One of the admin over at RS is on a personal crusade to have the character dubbed Vinkto, but I think that name is too derivative.

DarkJedi5
01-26-2012, 08:52 PM
Actually Lathe was a secondary identity that Decipher gave to Nysad. As far as I know, the vintage Nikto has never been assigned an individual identity. One of the admin over at RS is on a personal crusade to have the character dubbed Vinkto, but I think that name is too derivative.

For what it's worth, according to Leland Chee's Keeper of the Holocron Blog (https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=231138123573788&id=1152097426), he intends to retcon the Vintage Nikto to be Lathe.

bigbarada
01-26-2012, 09:06 PM
For what it's worth, according to Leland Chee's Keeper of the Holocron Blog (https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=231138123573788&id=1152097426), he intends to retcon the Vintage Nikto to be Lathe.

I would definitely prefer Lathe to Vinkto.

JediTricks
01-26-2012, 10:12 PM
That Starkiller looks nice, but too "light side" in the face for the TIE Pilot outfit from that portion of the game. I do dig the armor and such though, that's slick.