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Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-24-2013, 10:57 AM
Yoda's News posted photos of two new sets - the first (carded (http://www.yodasnews.net/HasbroHR2013/swboghighresbox1.jpg), loose (http://www.yodasnews.net/HasbroHR2013/swboghighresloose2.jpg)) includes Sephjet Josall, Sarrissa Jeng, Roan Shryne, and Clone Commander Ponds; the second (carded (http://www.yodasnews.net/HasbroHR2013/swboghighresbox2.jpg), loose (http://www.yodasnews.net/HasbroHR2013/swboghighresloose1.jpg)) includes Que-Mars Redath, Khaat Qiyn, Selig Kenjenn, and Clone Captain Deviss. The Jedi figures look to be reused or retooled bodies with new heads, while the clones are based on the 2003 super-articulated sculpt - it would have been a good place to debut the captain and commander versions of the 2011 sculpt, but these work fine.

Frankly I'm surprised we're getting this many random human Jedi, but these sets are awesome! Their presence in the arena is sorely lacking, and these sets feature most of the more prominent ones. No word yet on where they'll be available, but this looks like something TRU would pick up.

Sephjet Josall is one of the Jedi who throws lightsabers to Obi-Wan and Anakin - the other Jedi, Nicanas Tassu, was released in the Target exclusive Geonosis Arena Showdown sets a few years back.

Sarrissa Jeng is the "HI-YA!!!" female Jedi. Her figure actually looks like it uses mostly new parts.

Roan Shryne was a featured character in Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader.

Commander Ponds is Mace's clone commander. In the film, he's the one who informs Mace of the commando units awaiting his order. Here he comes with binoculars.

Que-Mars Redath (who's missing the "-Gom" from his last name for some reason) is a Weequay Jedi, similar to Sora Bulq.

Khaat Qiyn, another human female, was featured prominently in the AOTC Visual Dictionary. Here she sports much less makeup.

Searches for Selig Kenjenn don't show anything, but he's an Asian-looking male with two lightsabers.

Deviss has been made in his phase two armor (he was created after Bly's colors were changed from red to yellow), but he's just a normal red-striped clone captain. The boxed sample shows a paint error on his chin.

El Chuxter
07-25-2013, 11:49 AM
Sarissa looks a bit off. Other than that, these would be perfect if THEY'D TAKE OUT THE STINKING CLONETROOPERS!!! I know it sounds nitpicky, but these sets will cost more than they should because they put stupid repaints of a stupid figure that's been released a billion times before.

Snowtrooper
07-26-2013, 10:42 AM
These sets are great. Who would've thought we'd get so many new jedi at once. I'm definitely on board for these.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-26-2013, 12:54 PM
Sarissa looks a bit off. Other than that, these would be perfect if THEY'D TAKE OUT THE STINKING CLONETROOPERS!!! I know it sounds nitpicky, but these sets will cost more than they should because they put stupid repaints of a stupid figure that's been released a billion times before.

It's probably the other way around - Target or TRU or whoever wanted a couple of sets at a certain price and Hasbro went from there. (That's often how it works, anyway.) Sure, I would have preferred something other than repacks of old figures, but they're not awful.

bigbarada
07-26-2013, 07:53 PM
Interesting set. I have zero interest in buying it or in the characters included, but it's interesting because it opens up the possibilities of more sets like this one in the future. This might be a great way to release some of the Skiff Guard who probably wouldn't do well as an individually carded release.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-27-2013, 10:04 AM
Wookieepedia has since updated to say that Selig Kenjenn is a Hasbro creation . . . but it seems that's not the case. This image (http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/7/73/Lelandcheejedi.jpg) of Leland Chee as a Jedi has the same color robes and the same hairstyle as the figure, so I think it's same to assume that this is supposed to be Chee. Too bad they didn't include a holocron with him. :p

Adam
08-02-2013, 09:39 PM
I would have been all over this a couple of years ago but I've since cooled off on background Jedi "characters."

Tycho
08-03-2013, 10:29 AM
I think I'll pass.

How about an even Younger Obi-Wan and Xanatos, with Qui-Gon?

How about Dooku as a Jedi Knight and young Qui-Gon as a teen? Maybe with Yoda? Or Tahl? Yeah - Tahl, definitely!

How about Obi-Wan as a bounty hunter with Siri Tachi as a bounty hunter, and maybe older Anakin as a padawan, but in white? Or Krayyn the slaver?

These are just about all "boring" human Jedi figures with recognizable characters offered in ways we've never had them offered before.

sebillba
10-30-2013, 05:06 PM
Seems these sets won't be coming to the UK, so if anyone can help me out with one of each, I'd really appreciate it. I've tried ordering direct from TRU.com, but they won't ship to the UK. :( I think they ship free within the US.

DarkJedi5
10-31-2013, 01:31 AM
Seems these sets won't be coming to the UK, so if anyone can help me out with one of each, I'd really appreciate it. I've tried ordering direct from TRU.com, but they won't ship to the UK. :( I think they ship free within the US.

I'll keep an eye out for 'em. Anybody have any idea when these can be expected to start hitting?

sebillba
10-31-2013, 10:34 AM
I'll keep an eye out for 'em.

Thanks for your help buddy, as always, you're a star. :D

OC47151
11-22-2013, 12:26 PM
When I first saw this set, the first thing that immediately came to mind was customizing possibilities. The cost might prevent that, but who knows.

Still haven't seen them at my local TRU but there are a couple of other stores in the area that I haven't checked.

Snowtrooper
11-23-2013, 09:35 PM
They are up on TRU.com. If you order both, you can get free shipping. I'm having a hard time pulling the trigger on these sets. Its nice to get all these obscure jedi, but I'm just not very excited about them, at least not $80 worth.

jpins
12-01-2013, 11:41 PM
These are on TRU.com now for $29.99 each and there is a buy one get one half off sale right now. I got both for $45.00. I ordered a couple of other figures so my total was over $49.00 and received free shipping. The last time I saw these in store they were still $40.00 each.

Snowtrooper
12-04-2013, 12:15 PM
Thanks for the info! I took advantage of this today. Couldn't pass up this good of a deal.

OC47151
12-04-2013, 01:54 PM
I told the wife about this and her answer was, I got you covered! Gosh, I have a great wife.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
12-04-2013, 05:43 PM
I got the Sephjet/Sarissa/Roan/Ponds set and it's quite cool. I love me some Geonosis Jedi, even if it means I'll have to reorganize the arena setup yet again. :p