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Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-02-2012, 09:23 PM
This wave has Jar Jar, Clone Trooper Lieutenant, Shock Trooper, Sandtrooper, Bespin Leia, and Emperor's Wrath Vader, and is shipping two per case, one set on Vintage cards and one on the lost line look. They're also available as part of the SDCC carbonite set. But you already know that.

The news is that Hasbro fixed the fabric on the Bespin Leia figure (http://i.ebayimg.com/t/STAR-WARS-Vintage-Collection-VC111-Bespin-Leia-MOC-IN-HAND-/00/s/NzEwWDQ3Ng==/$%28KGrHqN,!nsE-%29%28Seh8iBP8,h7o2ug~~60_3.JPG) so that it now has the proper pattern, which none of the preliminary images showed. This makes the figure look much better, IMO, so hopefully there won't be any variant foolery with this one.

JediTricks
07-03-2012, 03:36 PM
Steve put up a sharper pic from that Bespin Gown Leia:
http://www.sirstevesguide.com/content.php/986-Hasbro-The-Vintage-Collection-Princess-Leia-%28Bespin-Outfit%29-111-Carded

I think it's the same pattern, same cut-n-sew, just that the Toy Fair prototype was wearing it differently, and they attached the cloth to the collar backwards so the lines were on the inside (there was no paint on that cloth either, but that was never going to make-or-break it if the cloth looked wrong).

JEDIpartner
07-27-2012, 12:16 PM
Aside from the cat-like face, I'm looking forward to this figure and most of this wave.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
08-08-2012, 11:48 PM
I got the carbonite set a bit ago, and it's awesome. I also just got the whole wave at Kmart, with a second shock trooper and an extra Jar Jar to keep carded. They look freakin' sweet!

Mr. JabbaJohnL
08-11-2012, 09:16 PM
I was able to open them last night, so here are some quick thoughts.

*Jar Jar - the sculpt is amazing, but the deco needs to be tighter. His face should be orange on the sides and whitish in the middle, but the figure basically reverses this. The miscolored knee joints really stand out on this one, too. So a re-release with improved deco would be very welcome, but it's still pretty great.
*Clone Trooper Lieutenant - if you like the VC45 clone, you'll like this. It's exactly what you expect.
*Shock Trooper - it's the VC45 body with the oversized helmet. There's no battle damage like there is on the 501st trooper, as I don't think there has been on any shock trooper figure. The two I got look cool together.
*Sandtrooper - probably the best sandtrooper they've ever done. It's the same mold as the earlier TVC release, which was first included with the Dewback in 2009, but the deco is waaaaaay better and much more interesting. The blaster's fold-up mechanism makes it look chunky when it's collapsed, but it's a cool feature. The droid can attach to a clear stand that attaches to his backpack; I think the only other time this has been made was on the sandtrooper released with the cantina playset in the late '90s, so this is the first one that attached to a trooper while the backpack is also on, which is nice.
*Leia - the pattern on her gown is only one color, but I like the soft goods here overall. They sculpted her widow's peak but didn't paint it for some reason, and it doesn't look bad but could look that much better.
*Darth Vader - you can debate how necessary this one is, but it's well done. The skull inside is pretty huge and the helmet isn't as obviously transparent as the previous version(s), and the helmet is the only transparent part. I'm glad they finally got the damaged hand correct, though there's a divot below the base of the glove so that the clenched fist can attach. Otherwise it's the same Evolutions body we've been getting since 2005; it's great, but after the TVC ANH Vader, I think they can step it up a bit.

Snowtrooper
08-12-2012, 11:39 AM
I got my case from EE the other day, that had 6 of the "lost" ones and 6 of the vintage version. The packaging is cool as a novelty, but I'm not sure if I'd ever want it as a regular release. I think my favorites of the wave are Jar Jar, Bespin Leia, and the Sandtrooper. I really like the cardback for the Shocktrooper. Its one of the best of the whole line.

JediTricks
08-12-2012, 03:49 PM
I was able to open them last night, so here are some quick thoughts.

*Jar Jar - the sculpt is amazing, but the deco needs to be tighter. His face should be orange on the sides and whitish in the middle, but the figure basically reverses this. The miscolored knee joints really stand out on this one, too. So a re-release with improved deco would be very welcome, but it's still pretty great.
*Clone Trooper Lieutenant - if you like the VC45 clone, you'll like this. It's exactly what you expect.
*Shock Trooper - it's the VC45 body with the oversized helmet. There's no battle damage like there is on the 501st trooper, as I don't think there has been on any shock trooper figure. The two I got look cool together.
*Sandtrooper - probably the best sandtrooper they've ever done. It's the same mold as the earlier TVC release, which was first included with the Dewback in 2009, but the deco is waaaaaay better and much more interesting. The blaster's fold-up mechanism makes it look chunky when it's collapsed, but it's a cool feature. The droid can attach to a clear stand that attaches to his backpack; I think the only other time this has been made was on the sandtrooper released with the cantina playset in the late '90s, so this is the first one that attached to a trooper while the backpack is also on, which is nice.
*Leia - the pattern on her gown is only one color, but I like the soft goods here overall. They sculpted her widow's peak but didn't paint it for some reason, and it doesn't look bad but could look that much better.
*Darth Vader - you can debate how necessary this one is, but it's well done. The skull inside is pretty huge and the helmet isn't as obviously transparent as the previous version(s), and the helmet is the only transparent part. I'm glad they finally got the damaged hand correct, though there's a divot below the base of the glove so that the clenched fist can attach. Otherwise it's the same Evolutions body we've been getting since 2005; it's great, but after the TVC ANH Vader, I think they can step it up a bit.Thanks for the details. I think the only ones I'm going after are the Sandtrooper and Vader, and neither are exciting to me at this point.

JEDIpartner
10-05-2012, 04:14 PM
I have a feeling that this wave will be the next lingering wave on the pegs. I am seeing it show up in multiple restocks at various retailers and now they are starting to hang around for weeks.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
10-06-2012, 08:47 PM
It's ironic that the only wave to get wide distribution since January has another TPM character in it - and not exactly everyone's favorite. :p Hopefully once this wave goes through, the previous ones will start coming back out again as the warehouses go through their stock.

El Chuxter
10-06-2012, 10:21 PM
I saw one Jar Jar at TRU last night. My weird "I'm not getting the deal!!" neurosis wouldn't let me buy him, though he's awesome-looking, because there was no one worth getting free (Qui-Gon being the most likely, but I have him already).

No joke, I found it somewhat odd that everyone else sold and he didn't. Sure, I expected Leia to sell out, but I guess everyone else isn't Clonetroopered out, and not excited about the first new JJB figure in something like a decade. Love him or hate him, he's pretty important in the movie.

jedibear
10-07-2012, 01:01 AM
That wave has appeared at our TRU here now three times.
I picked up the Sandtrooper and the Clone Lt today with the bogo sale....the Sandie because it is an awesome looking figure and the LT because I like the card.

The pegwarmers for that wave here are Leia, the Shock Trooper and Jar Jar. At least they're keeping the sagging, dog-eared Qui-Gons and Naboo Royal Guards company now....

bigbarada
10-07-2012, 02:34 PM
The TVC pegs at my local Walmart have been empty for months now, so I was pretty surprised to see this wave show up yesterday. Both Darth Vaders were gone, but I'd seen that figure before and it was pretty underwhelming. Jar Jar was still there and seems to be the slowest seller of this wave, at least in my area.

Anyways, I had no interest in the Prequel figures or that hideous Leia (which has to be the worst Leia face sculpt since 1995's monkey-faced Leia). The Sandtrooper was the only one that really seemed interesting to me, so I picked up the vintage-carded one. I haven't opened it yet, because I'm still debating whether to keep the figure or not.

Overall, it looks pretty good, but I'm not sure how excited I am about yet another Sandtrooper, especially since it's just the same old, flawed sculpt. I think most of the appeal for the figure comes from the vintage card.

JediTricks
10-08-2012, 11:31 PM
Here, the only figures I don't see hanging around are Vader... and Vader. The Jar Jar figure is the most common, then Leia, then the shock trooper, then the sandtrooper, and the clone lt., but they're all far more common than that Vader. Is this a sign of the end? I don't know, it does feel like it but maybe it's just a lot of dubious choices that the market doesn't want to see right now. I know I wasn't enthusiastic for any of these figures:
- Leia is dull in this costume in the film and the figure doesn't look like a great representation;
- Jar Jar doesn't have a removable soft vest or lower neck articulation or even a terribly accurate paint job, and his expression seems like the same one we always get: neutral;
- Clones are a snore by now, even if you like the new body these are particular ones that any fan who cares about that design is going to already have;
- Sandtrooper looks nice but is hard to get excited about since it's the Dewback mold which is still the wrong armor and just doesn't feel special;
- and Vader is a one-and-done look, and uses the lower-quality previous body instead of the newest, higher-quality one.

So I dunno, is this just a lot of little boo-boos or is this a sign that the audience for these types of figures has dried up?

Tycho
10-11-2012, 02:14 AM
I've seen and completely ignored all of this wave. I wanted nothing to do with it but thought the return of blue cards look cool.

Anyway, I've seen them carded both ways and could care less.

If I saw whatever-her-name Vizla in the wild, I might buy. Got Lumat online.

There's nothing that interested me. I have to check if I have Kithaba. I'd want several of him from the previous line.

I've seen the realistic CW Anakin in the store and didn't bother, either.

I can't wait until my Jocasta Nu figures arrive. I bought multiples of her.

I'd get excited if Clone Wars came out with Wagtwo, Riff Tamsen, Dr. Xindi, new Padme and Palpatine, the first in both realistic and CW styles. Carded Yuuzhan Vongs, Anakin Solo, a JEDI Mara Skywalker, CW Nightsister warrior figures, Trandoshan Hunter CW figures - there's a lot of SW I'd buy, but I haven't seen 'em being made yet.

bigbarada
10-11-2012, 03:40 AM
I have to check if I have Kithaba. I'd want several of him from the previous line.

I went a little crazy buying up Kithabas earlier in the year, so I might have 2-3 extras. PM me if you want them.

Tycho
10-11-2012, 11:10 AM
Thanks. As we did for our business with Nom Anor, please wait a month or so for me to catch up on my organization (last time it was finances though). Unless someone here really, really wants them.

If I don't have him (and I don't think I do), I'd buy 3 probably: skiff, repeat for a Klatoonian on the Sailbarge), and an extra for a Mos Espa (prequel) extra. I might get more for possible extra use elsewhere.

I need to go over your list of wanted figures (mostly from Jabba's) in another thread. There were some more that you listed that we agree on, however, I'd been tired when I saw that huge monstrous list of yours.

But it gave me hope that I could enjoy this hobby rather than find no area of interest for me while new Darth Vaders and Luke Tatooines shipped.