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bandontherun
05-18-2002, 02:29 PM
Will Hasbro ever package figures like Dr. Evazan seperately? I don't mind things like the Jabba's Dancers or Skiff Guard packs, which have all new figures, but just one figure isn't enough to convince me to buy it.

DarkArtist
05-18-2002, 08:38 PM
I like the idea of the cinema scenes I thought they were cool and interetsing but I agree the characters need to be re-scuplted and repackaged. Dr. Evazan was interesting in the pose but I would like to see a version of him just standing at the bar with Ponda about to start some action with luke.

Amanamike
05-19-2002, 12:19 AM
3 packs were great when you got 3 new figures in 1 box, but when they stared making jar jar wiht sebulba and another anakin and stuff like that it got lame. We already had lots of those figures. We want new stuff not rehashed garbage with a 1 pose limit. good examples would be, Skiff guards, Cantina Aliens, Jedi spirits, Rebel Pilots(army builder), and even wattos box minus watto, should ahad the midget or something.

darth chuck
05-19-2002, 06:00 AM
The cinema scenes were a great way to get figures that collectors wanted, without creating a lot of pegwarmers. Could you imagine jedi spirit yoda on a card? Apparently, Hasbro couldn't make enough money with them though, and I believe a spokesman had stated last year that they had no plans to make them again.

Jargo
05-19-2002, 08:26 AM
And the cinema scenes weren't pegwarmers? Packaging one new character with two we already have meant they just sat on shelves. I certainly wasn't going to pay three times the price just to get one character I actually wanted. carded figures would sell much better than cinema scenes. Odd characters like Beru sold really well and I'd hardly call her a major character. Graxol Kelvyyn would sell because he's an alien and he's different. If the carded a version of him without the extendobody and made him without the extra height and with legs instead of the salt shaker body. I'd certainly buy a couple of him for my senate set up. He was just way too big and he packed with crap figures. Spirit of yoda wouldn't sell no but then who wants a spirit of yoda with no articulation? Spirit of Anakin with no articulation. Spirit of ben that looks like he's playng on his playstation but without articulation. Those are crap figures. Evazan would sell if they resculpted him without the silly wide leg stance and got his ugly mush right instead of basing it on the damn comics version. Alfie Curtis would surely give his permission if they were going to do it right. Is this one more legal thing like the Tonnika sisters issue? :rolleyes: Even a new Dr. Evazan with a better face if it couldn't be the real face would be a vast improvement. They didn't even get the costume right.

bandontherun
05-19-2002, 11:28 AM
About the pegwarmers issue:
When I got the Spirits and Cantina boxes, there were about 5 left. When I returned to the same store, there were 5 left.

At one Kay-Bee, they've had the same 5 Princess Leia in Ewok Celebration Gown for 3˝ years. It's been marked down to $1.97 since 2000, yet hasn't sold one figure.

Jargo
05-19-2002, 12:58 PM
I know a store that bought tons of cinema scenes on reduction because the larger stores cleared out. This one store is a comics and collectibles store and is snowed under with cinema scenes. The stockroom is piled high. They just don't sell because the figure selections are bad. and the sculpts are bad on at least two of the figures or the figures are ones we already had several times over. Sale of the droids should have had a better Uncle Owen for a start and instead of Luke there should have been a droid we didn't already have like CZ-1 the white goofy faced protocol droid or RA-7 the silver death star droid. maybe a treadwell droid. But something new not old rope. Threepio represented the core character was there a need to pack Luke in too? No.
If Cinema scenes are to be revived in any shape then they have to be made up of characters we don't have and not in scene specific poses so they can be used elsewhere by openers and diorama builders as well as looking good in the packages for boxed collectors. They don't need to be super posed to look good. They just need equal quality all round. The same attention to detail that goes into carded figures. No skimping and no cheap tricks. New characters and interesting characters. More cantina aliens packs. Jabba's palace packs. Rebels packs Imperial packs. That's what will sell not stupid items like Mos Espa encounter. There was one half decent figure in the Mos Espa pack and we got a new version of him later on anyway. So there was nothing really interesting there. No wonder it still pegwarms. I think I've made my point now. :)

bandontherun
05-19-2002, 02:31 PM
I don't mind some important scenes like Final Duel in Episode 1 being done, but nobody wants to buy the Mos Espa pack. Who really needs Jar Jar and Anakin in slightly different poses, and Sebulba wasn't available as a single figure then, but if we wanted that one, we could buy the Sebulba pod racer. I liked it when they had three new figures, but when you're only getting it for one, I don't like it.

DarthMaulSithLord
05-19-2002, 07:47 PM
I agree!!! I want a new and accurate Dr. Evazan dammit! Remove Ponda from the new cantina set and chuck in this psycho of a doctor Hasbro! You know you want to!

:)

Croaker
05-20-2002, 07:46 AM
Some of the cinema scenes were ridiculously hard to find in Canada.
The one ones I ever saw warming the pegs were the ep I sebulba conflict and desert fight.
None of the rest stayed on the shelves.

I'm still looking for a watto's box at a decent price.

eliwankenobi
05-21-2002, 12:10 PM
I picked up all of the OT Cinema Scenes pretty happy with those - even with another rehashed Luke in the POTD pack and the disfigured Obi in the CE pack. I like the latter packs with three unique figs: Jabba's Dancers, Skiff Guards, Reb Pilots, and - even though there's no playability - the Jedi Spirits. One of my faves is the Mynock Hunt set just for the Chewie fig's two-handed bowcaster grip.

I passed on all the E1 packs cuz I just thought they were lame. I wasn't interested in that set just for a better Sebulba - even at clearance prices (which I can still find at any KB). I didn't like the one-pose-wonders (and another Ani rehash) in the Tatooine Showdown set, and I thought the Watto's Box set was crap. I would much rather have seen a set featuring the Trade Federation Bridge with Nemoidian Pilot, and officers; Queen Rescue with Qui-Gon, Amidala Decoy, and Padme Handmaiden; Supreme Chancellor's Box with Valorum, Mas Ameda, etc.

If Hasbro changes their mind about Cinema Scenes for E2, here are a few suggestions:

The Execution - Obi, Ani, and Padme as prisoners
Encounter with Fett - Jango in jammies, Boba, Obi in robe
Jedi Rescue - three unique Jedi
The Wedding - Ani, Padme, 3PO or R2
The Conference - Obi, Mace, Yoda on repulsor chair

evenflow
05-21-2002, 02:59 PM
I'd liek to see the cinema scenes return before we see the previous ones resold on cards.

DarthMaulSithLord
05-21-2002, 04:32 PM
These scenes would be sweet:
- Return to Tatooine: Anakin (cloth poncho, lightsaber with removable blade and metal hilt which can attach to belt with magnet), Padmé (with cloth robes) and droid (electronic sounds) with rickshaw.
- Encounter with Count Dooku: Dooku (with cloth robe, lightsaber with removable blade and metal hilt which can attach to belt with magnet), Anakin (lightsaber with removable blade and metal hilt which can attach to belt with magnet and removable arm) and Obi-Wan (lightsaber with removable blade and metal hilt which can attach to belt with magnet. With battle wounds)
- Love Pledge: Anakin and Padmé (both chained) on charriot with Geonosian (with electropole) pulled by Arena beast.

:D