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Devo
02-22-2014, 10:08 AM
Anyone discussing the new figures at Toyfair? Ree 'pinhead' Yees and Sgt. 'pinhead' Doallyn?

Mr. JabbaJohnL
02-22-2014, 12:05 PM
Anyone discussing the new figures at Toyfair? Ree 'pinhead' Yees and Sgt. 'pinhead' Doallyn?

I haven't yet started a thread for them since we don't have confirmation on which wave they'll be in, though here is the news article (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/2014/02/15/toy-fair-2014-hasbro/) for the Hasbro Toy Fair photos. Yeah, their heads do look a little small. It also looks like Ree-Yees doesn't have ankles (no big loss) and I can't tell if Brock Starsher (that's the skiff guard "Doallyn"'s new name; Sgt. Doallyn is now just the guy who gets thrown down the stairs by Chewie) has them or not. Hopefully they'll look more natural when they hit shelves.

I'm also not sure if they're just re-releasing the Bespin dinner Vader instead of releasing the ROTS Vader, since Bespin Vader was in the showroom and in the press release photos. I doubt it, but I'm sure it's possible.

El Chuxter
02-22-2014, 12:37 PM
They need to make a Cruisemissile Troopers Vader, enjoying an omelet in the proper French style. He could come with a record player accessory, and they could bring back the CommTech to capture his laughter. ;)

Bel-Cam Jos
02-22-2014, 02:13 PM
Or, just a Gummi Cruisemissile Trooper, like those little corner-of-the-cardback pack-ins for the first Saga series. I'd want mine in blue.

JediTricks
02-22-2014, 04:23 PM
I split this off into its own topic.

Brock Starsher, really? That's the worst Star Wars name ever. That is painful to my eyes.

Anyway, a rename was necessary since the guy thrown down the stairs was clearly (as you can see in my video) not Doallyn and was sporting some of Bane Malar's outfit. What a mess.

That figure's head is really small compared to his torso, what a mess.

Ree Yees is also pretty small in the cranium, what the heck? It's like a little kid wearing his dad's suit jacket. And I actually both like and use the ankle articulation, more than the knee articulation even.

The new-helmet/new-face Luke Hoth is a step in the right direction but I dunno if I'll bother at this point, I still dislike the hips and shoulders on that figure.

Finally getting ol' Stand By Ion Control, huh? This is the expected reaction, I suppose. "Toryn Farr, I've always wanted her, there she is... yup, there she is. Ok then."

Is that a new Wedge Hoth? The likeness is hard to pin down in the photos, but I am glad to have him if so.

Snowtrooper Commander looks good, but not terribly challenging either.

Yoda Dagobah looks good, but I hate the painted hair, hope this gets fixed before production.

Not feeling the new packaging at all, looks downright bad.

Snowtrooper
02-22-2014, 05:12 PM
I'm liking Doalyn and Ree-Yees in spite of having small heads. Also looking forward to the Snow Commander and Torynn Farr as well. I'm not too sure about Dago Luke and Yoda. I want to actually see those before I make up my mind. I don't really care much for the new packaging either. Its no upgrade from TBS thats for sure.

bigbarada
02-22-2014, 05:32 PM
This is the expected reaction, I suppose. "Toryn Farr, I've always wanted her, there she is... yup, there she is. Ok then."

I'm just glad that we're not going to see her show up in any more wishlists more than I'm glad that she'll finally have an action figure. Now watch her pegwarm on an epic scale and everyone turn against her and claim that they never really wanted a figure of her in the first place. It will be Yarna dal Gargan all over again.

I'm surprisingly aloof about Ree-Yees and Doallyn/Starsher. Not really excited about either one and the small heads mean that I most likely will pass on both of them.

The Snowtrooper Commander looks really tempting; but it depends on how the final product turns out. If he doesn't have a Jangohead under his helmet, then he might warrant a purchase from me.

El Chuxter
02-22-2014, 05:44 PM
If they have any sense, she'll be one per case and not carried forward (or maybe only once, a few waves later). I suspect you're right about her pegwarming like Yarna, though. Assuming the wave actually hits retail, which I'm really not confident of.

JediTricks
02-23-2014, 12:54 AM
I'm liking Doalyn and Ree-Yees in spite of having small heads. Also looking forward to the Snow Commander and Torynn Farr as well. I'm not too sure about Dago Luke and Yoda. I want to actually see those before I make up my mind. I don't really care much for the new packaging either. Its no upgrade from TBS thats for sure.I might like Ree Yees and Doallyn in person, but those giant mitts on Ree Yees are not helping the case.


I'm just glad that we're not going to see her show up in any more wishlists more than I'm glad that she'll finally have an action figure. Now watch her pegwarm on an epic scale and everyone turn against her and claim that they never really wanted a figure of her in the first place. It will be Yarna dal Gargan all over again.

I'm surprisingly aloof about Ree-Yees and Doallyn/Starsher. Not really excited about either one and the small heads mean that I most likely will pass on both of them.

The Snowtrooper Commander looks really tempting; but it depends on how the final product turns out. If he doesn't have a Jangohead under his helmet, then he might warrant a purchase from me.


If they have any sense, she'll be one per case and not carried forward (or maybe only once, a few waves later). I suspect you're right about her pegwarming like Yarna, though. Assuming the wave actually hits retail, which I'm really not confident of.Toryn Farr used to be on my wishlist until figures crossed the $7 mark, then I couldn't see the justification for a character that spouts a few lines and does nothing else. She'll be interesting as fodder, but this is a figure that will need a low run for sure.

Devo
02-24-2014, 10:43 AM
I opted not to start a thread myself since I'm hardly ever here any more with the ol' Star Wars collecting having waned so much. So I was surprised to see my name attached to this thread :grin:

Well, I'll buy Ree Yees and Doallyn (or indeed Starshner if that's what they name him). Yeah I'll buy Toryn Farr though we already knew about her. Maybe I'll get the Snowtrooper commander. Not particularly enthused by anything else.

In a way I feel like I'm only buying out of some sense of obligation having collected the line for almost 20 years (my god) but since there's so few OT figures these days its easy to manage. Having said that its really only background characters and worthwhile resculpts that I'd bother with, stuff that I feel genuinely expands and finesses the collection rather than just adding junk. The new Dagobah Luke for example doesn't impress me, I think I'm happy with the OTC versions.

Hopefully its not too late to grow Ree Yees' and Doallyn's heads. Really I don't know what Hasbro do be thinking. Its very noticeable.

Snowtrooper
02-24-2014, 07:16 PM
I might like Ree Yees and Doallyn in person, but those giant mitts on Ree Yees are not helping the case.

I think the giant mitts are fairly reasonable when you look at the following pic, but you also get an idea of how undersized the noggin is as well.

Tycho
03-04-2014, 02:28 PM
I might buy 3 Torryns because head swaps are easy reversible customs now and I have a pile of Jaina Solo figures that the Hoth look approximates her Jedi Acaemy outfit alright for. I'll get Starsher, maybe 2, no others interest me. I have those figures. But Pellos Scrambas is the single worst SW name!

JediTricks
03-06-2014, 09:33 PM
Pello Scrambas is not half as bad as Brock Starsher, that doesn't even sound like an alien name, much less a Star Wars one.

Toryn is a reissue of the existing Leia body, I believe.

El Chuxter
03-07-2014, 11:56 PM
Pello Scrambas sounds like the egg-based breakfast dish Brock Starsher eats before starting his busy day in the porno industry.