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Beast
07-13-2012, 04:18 PM
"It will be a day long remembered."
"We have seen a figure of Yarna D'al Gargan, we will soon see one of Jocasta Nu."

While it's been a long time since I posted here since I don't really collect Star Wars anymore outside of the Playskool and Fighter Pods toys, I had to come running to celebrate with my fellow Star Wars fans that one of the true Holy Grail figures is finally getting made. Everyone's favorite feisty Jedi Librarian. Her strong showing in the recent poll must have made Hasbro rethink they're refusal to make her. So she'll be one figure just like the recent Jar Jar Binks figures that they've made that I'll come out of retirement to own. Woo Hoo!! :)

http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/data/6368/medium/STV_3087_RESIZED.jpg

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-13-2012, 09:02 PM
She's $24.99 at Brian's Toys, which is causing some pretty hilarious nerd rage at various places online. :p I'm fine with that price, they packed enough stuff in there to make it feel worthwhile; Brian's isn't known for its good prices; they can't really reuse any of this tooling on other figures, so it's a big investment; they're probably keeping the run low as well. I'd rather have this than have her clog up the pegs even more than they already are.

Beast
07-13-2012, 09:14 PM
I understand it's kinda insanely priced in a lot of people's eyes. But I agree with your points. It's not like it's just a cheap kitbash figure with no extra swag. The bust and pillar are awesome. And so is the fact we're finally getting her. Plus she looks fabu. I may have to order her at some point here. :)

bigbarada
07-13-2012, 11:08 PM
They also included a little bag for her to do her grocery shopping. :p

Well, $24.99 for one figure? I guess now we know why making the Star Wars line an online exclusive line is a very, very, VERY, VERRRRRY bad idea.

Anyways, I'm glad that those who wanted her now have a chance to get her. I have no interest in the character, although I think this might be a good avenue for Hasbro to produce other super-obscure, or "unmarketable" figures.

El Chuxter
07-14-2012, 12:10 AM
Pricey, but understandable for how niche she is. I missed this news today and didn't see it until I got home, and then I peed in my pants.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-14-2012, 12:37 AM
Word on the street is, she was supposed to be the CVI exclusive. If people don't ask more at SDCC, I'll bug them about it at CVI, since this is an interesting development. I guess they've had figures exclusive to different sites before - StarWarsShop used to get some but has since closed down; Entertainment Earth got a ton of boxed sets; there were some less-than-interesting EU offerings that were shared by multiple sites. Maybe this could open the door to things like Jaxxon, for whom I would gladly pay $25.

El Chuxter
07-14-2012, 01:11 AM
This does indeed give me major hope for Jaxxon.

I'm not crazy about the trend toward online exclusives at particular retailers, but I guess it makes sense. (This year's two G.I. Joe 7-packs are BigBadToyStore.com exclusives.)

mtriv73
07-14-2012, 09:26 AM
Just ordered 2 for me and 2 for a friend. For extremely niche figures like this i don't mind paying more, but there aren't many figures I would put in that category. Jaxxon is one of them. Crispy Owen and Beru. Funeral Vader. Ephant mon would have been as well, but luckily we got him in the main line. The tonnikas, if they were possible. That's about all I can come up with.

tagmac
07-14-2012, 12:38 PM
Just pre-ordered mine as well!

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-14-2012, 05:38 PM
I just pre-ordered mine too. The nearly $10 shipping charge is a bit much, but oh well.

I wonder what the extremely pro-Jocasta (Procasta?) people are thinking of all this. They usually only seem to show up when there's a fans' choice poll, so they probably all purpose in life and spontaneously combusted. :p

mtriv73
07-14-2012, 05:43 PM
Does she come with a lightsaber or do they make too much noise for her library?

sebillba
07-14-2012, 05:56 PM
Do they give free shipping over a certain amount? (I'm sure I read somewhere it was $75, but can't find it now.) If anyone is ordering multiples to get free shipping (if it exists) please could you count me in. They charge over $20 for shipping to the UK, which makes it way too expensive for one figure, but I'd be happy with having one sent loose, without all the packaging (it looks nice, but I don't really need it) which would only cost a few dollars.

DarkJedi5
07-14-2012, 06:00 PM
Do they give free shipping over a certain amount? (I'm sure I read somewhere it was $75, but can't find it now.) If anyone is ordering multiples to get free shipping (if it exists) please could you count me in. They charge over $20 for shipping to the UK, which makes it way too expensive for one figure, but I'd be happy with having one sent loose, without all the packaging (it looks nice, but I don't really need it) which would only cost a few dollars.

I preordered some other stuff to try and make the shipping costs more worthwhile. They've got the Vintage Battle Droids on sale of $4.99 a piece so if you're into army building you could really bolster your ranks and make the shipping charges a bit easier to swallow.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-14-2012, 08:01 PM
Does she come with a lightsaber or do they make too much noise for her library?Instead of the snap-hiss igniting sound, it's snap-shhh.

She's cool looking, but still pricey for me (for a single figure, even with accessories AND shipping).

Beast
07-14-2012, 08:08 PM
Does she come with a lightsaber or do they make too much noise for her library?
I'm sure you were joking. But yes, she does come with a lightsaber. And an deactivated hilt.

sebillba
07-15-2012, 02:35 AM
I preordered some other stuff to try and make the shipping costs more worthwhile. They've got the Vintage Battle Droids on sale of $4.99 a piece so if you're into army building you could really bolster your ranks and make the shipping charges a bit easier to swallow.

I thought about that, but then remembered once my order hits about $30, I run the risk of incurring extra customs fees this end, so she could end up costing me in the region of $70!!


I'm sure you were joking. But yes, she does come with a lightsaber. And an deactivated hilt.

Sandtroopers.com's Facebook page have some interesting photos, and there's also a nice little surprise hidden under the bust.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-15-2012, 10:28 AM
Sandtroopers.com's Facebook page have some interesting photos, and there's also a nice little surprise hidden under the bust.I hope that's Dooku's bust you're talking about. :eek: :rolleyes:

tagmac
01-13-2013, 01:25 AM
They're shipping! Just got mine in today! Interestingly, it came with an extra cardback - anyone else get this with theirs?

Lord Malakite
01-13-2013, 08:23 AM
They're shipping! Just got mine in today! Interestingly, it came with an extra cardback - anyone else get this with theirs?
Its a "proof card" so you can read Jocasta's blister card without actually opening the figure's special boxed packaging (mainly an incentive for carded collectors if I had to guess). According to the emails that I've received from Brian's Toys every Jocasta Nu figure order is supposed to come with one until they run out of their limited supply of proof cards.

tagmac
01-13-2013, 10:58 AM
I figured that's what it was for, although at some point I expect to open mine anyway.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
01-14-2013, 12:28 PM
I finally got mine sometime this past week and cracked her open on Saturday. She's pretty cool, actually. The skirt is a bit stiff so she can't use her legs much, but the overall set is impressive. I really like Dooku's bust and I wish they'd do more of these scene pieces (without, y'know, having to pay more than twice as much for the figure to get them).

I got the proof card as well, though it was punched while the figure itself was unpunched.

It's pretty annoying that people who ordered in November got her within a week, and people who pre-ordered had to wait six months. My card wasn't even charged until January 9. So what exactly is the point of pre-ordering, then? I know they're a sponsor of this site and that the figure wouldn't have been made otherwise, but I hope this is the last time Hasbro gives Brian's Toys an exclusive.

mtriv73
01-14-2013, 01:09 PM
I pre ordered July 18th and paid then with pay pal so I got charged immediately. Mine still haven't shipped yet. I agree, sponsor or not, I'm not thrilled with the service and won't be looking to buy from them much in the future.

mtriv73
01-15-2013, 08:58 AM
It looks like I posted a little too soon. They actually arrived yesterday and look pretty good. The corners of the outer boxes got a little beaten up in transit, but I can live with that. I'm still a little miffed they don't seem to have shipped in the order they got orders, but at least I have them now.

DarkJedi5
01-15-2013, 09:33 AM
I'm surprised it took the preorders so long to ship. I preorder mine the day they went online and I received my Jocasta Nu figure way back in November or early January. Though, it also arrived in the same case as the last wave of figures which I had also ordered so I wonder if they threw it in there since they were shipping to me anyway.

Tycho
02-08-2013, 12:45 PM
I just got the Jocasta Nu figures I ordered and have immediately been putting her in my dioramas:

Jocasta Nu on speederbikes fighting BARC troopers.

Jocasta Nu (borrowing Ahsoka's SCUBA gear) fighting Aqua Battle Droids.

Jocasta Nu fighting Anakin Skywalker in the Jedi Temple during Order 66 (because he can't ignore his overdue library book fines just because he changed his name to Darth Vader).

Jocasta Nu versus 1/2 Maul and Savage Opress and Ventress and Mother Towsend - with 2 lightsabers because Jocasta Nu is the ultimate Jedi and can hold them all off.

Jocasta Nu as interim Boss of the Gungans (because Nass took a sabatical to study recipes for eating womp rats).

Jocasta Nu testing the prototype TIE fighter because young Tarkin was already researching the contract with Raith Sienar, so she flew on versus Vulture Droid Fighters to try 'em out.

Jocasta Nu fighting at AT-TE and an AT-AT at the same time to see which one is more unstable and goes down first.

Jocasta Nu as the Prophet of the Utai people because they worship her since she's so cool - so I have my Utai posed bowing to Madame Jocasta like the Ewoks did for C-3PO.

Jocasta Nu podracing - as she was a champion even before Sebulba with her lighting Jedi reflexes.

Dude: Jocasta Nu is just awesome. I am so glad I've received my 9 figures of her that I ordered!

Bel-Cam Jos
02-09-2013, 04:40 PM
What, no Jocasta Nu eating Gamorreans in a rancor pit set-up, Tycho? :rolleyes: I'd put her in a cooking competition diarama with Aunt Beru and Mon Mothma.

Tycho
02-10-2013, 11:51 AM
What, no Jocasta Nu eating Gamorreans in a rancor pit set-up, Tycho? :rolleyes: I'd put her in a cooking competition diarama with Aunt Beru and Mon Mothma.

Actually, the latter is a good idea but I think Dexter Jettster and WA-7 should be in the scene along with Aunt Beru, Mon Mothma, and Jocasta Nu. But what about Yarna Dal Gargon? If only they made Old Jira from TPM as an action figure. We should get a petition started.

Old Jira with "bones shaking action."

Tycho
05-09-2013, 07:39 PM
You know, while Rebelscum makes some pretty cool photo galleries of the figures, I was disappointed in Jocasta Nu's.

They did not recreate the scene where she won the Boonta Eve Podrace as a retired Jedi.

They did not show that she actually survived, and secretly helped Luke Skywalker safely arrive on Endor so he could later contront his father and help defeat Palpatine's Empire. At over 120 years of age, Jocasta rode a souped-up swoop bike on Endor just ahead of Luke and Leia's speeder bikes. There were actually a lot more scout troopers just off camera during that event, but Jocasta on her bike, also accompanied by no less than 4 of the most bad-arse Ewoks in the tribe, rode iterference and the Ewoks through rocks at the Scout Troopers. George Lucas had always planned for that scene, but he finally decided against it because he didn't have time in ROTJ to also flashback to Jocasta's completely awesome and radical backstory.

See, Jocasta was also secretly training Darth Maul. She'd already knew about the Sith before Qui-Gon did because Darth Plageuis had been a guest speaker at a cosmetic surgery convention sponsored by Damosk Holdings, Inc. (Darth Plageuis was Hego Damosk, head CFO of a Muun pharmaceuticals company he used as a front for Sith alchemy). Anyway, as Jocasta was trying to spy on him in order to learn secrets that would help her reduce her wrinkles and restore her complection to how she appeared at a time when she was a young 78 years old, she discovered Damosk's other Sith secrets. She tracked those back to Darth Maul instead of Palpatine because she was misled. But instead of killing Maul, she started using her ultimate gigantic absolutely galactic, cosmic awesomeness to train Maul to kill Plageuis. Palpatine knew about this, but didn't want to blow his cover as Darth Sidious, and he wanted his master dead anyway, as all Sith kill their masters eventually. It was during pillow talk that he actually and intentionally let the information slip to Jocasta Nu. Consquently, because she was sleeping with him, she did not fine Palpatine for all the used library books about the Sith that Palpatine had out and kept overdue from their place in the Jedi Temple.