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Lord Tenebrous
05-24-2002, 10:45 PM
I have to admit it, Wat is going to be a statue, with maybe 4-6 point of articulation (arms, elbows, possibly wrists). But so long as he looks good, I won't argue.

Now for the accessory. Since Wat's Techno Union controls the droid foundry on Geonosis, a nice touch would be to include with him a sturdier version of the Commander Battle Droid (like OOM-9). You can re-use the old mold, just don't make him bendy and feeble (and no retractable neck). That way, both of them can oversee the hordes of droids swarming their way into war.

Please find a full photo of the attached model. I feel that it is a wonderful representation of the final CG product.


Thanks for listening. :)

bigbarada
05-25-2002, 01:02 AM
I think Wat Tambor is actual being planned. The only thing that the model doesn't show is the knobs on his chestplate. It would be a really nice touch if the knobs actually turned to kind of make up for the fact that he has no legs.

Beast
05-25-2002, 01:08 AM
Like BigB said, his name appeared on early Hasbro lists for this year, so he may be on his way for Fall/Winter. I hope so, I like the look of the charecter. I need to see the movie again, when he goes past Kenobi, to see exactly what he has in the place of legs. I don't think I've seen any pictures of him, other then the one where he's sitting at the table with the other sepratists. Good idea with the turning nobs, BigB. :)

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

bigbarada
05-25-2002, 01:12 AM
He seemed to glide across the ground and not actually walk. This could be either cuz he's on wheels or a kind of repulsolift platform. Thus I don't think it would make sense for Hasbro to sculpt legs under his cloak.

Beast
05-25-2002, 01:15 AM
That's what I thought. Maybe they could do like they did with the R2-D2: Naboo Escape and put wheels on him. That would be a cool feature, along with the turning nobs. You could push him around like he was rolling/floating. :)

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

2-1B
05-25-2002, 01:27 AM
I'll buy him! :)

Tenebrous, I like the suggestion of arm articulation. If we could pose his arms across his chest and over the knobs in a few different ways, I think it would suffice. :)

Lman316
05-25-2002, 09:50 AM
Yes I want one too, but I have apprehensions. I want to be able to do the meeting that they all had around the table. And currently our Dooku cannot sit. If they're going to make this guy, at least make the others (and him included, regardless if he doesn't have legs) be able to sit.
Does anyone know if they're planning on making the rest of the people there at that meeting?

Eternal Padawan
05-25-2002, 10:30 AM
Maybe he has midget legs like Ketwol...

Beast
05-25-2002, 02:07 PM
StarWars.com has updated and added databank files about the Sepratist leaders, including Wat Tambor. I'll post it here, for anyone intrested. :)

Wat Tambor:
Homeworld:Skako, Metalorn
Species: Skakoan
Gender: Male
Height: 1.93 meters
Affiliation: Techno Union, Confederacy of Independent Systems

The Movies:
A consummate industrialist, Wat Tambor was the Foreman of the Techno Union, a galactic institution concerned with technological innovation. Tambor was eager to escape from the choking bureaucracy of the Republic Senate, and readily joined the Confederacy of Independent Systems. He not only committed his army of battle droids to the cause, but also hosted the meeting of the Separatists minds at one of the Techno Union's droid foundries on Geonosis.

As befitting a technocrat, Wat Tambor is entirely encased in machinery and is even reliant on technology to speak. His deep, resonant voice is strangely mechanical, modulated by a set of dials built into his torso.

Expanded Universe:
Though he spent most of his time on the harsh industrial world of Metalorn, Wat Tambor hails from Skako. He is one of the few Skakoans to venture into the galaxy, since the native atmospheric pressure of that world is so different than that of most. Were it not for Tambor's full-body environment suit, he would explosively decompress in standard atmospheres.

Tambor oversaw a number of advanced technology plants scattered throughout the galaxy, and many major corporations, including Baktoid Armor Workshop, Haor Chall Engineering, Republic Sienar Systems, and Kuat Systems Engineering were signatory members of the Techno Union.

Behind The Scenes:
Wat Tambor, like most of the Separatists seen gathering with Dooku, was an entirely computer-generated creation. Concept Artist Michael Patrick Murnane developed the look of Tambor, giving him an art deco quality of simple shapes and clean lines.

A line of dialogue originally belonging to Poggle the Lesser concerning the battle droids was later given to Wat Tambor, explaining that the Techno Union were the builders of most of the new droid army seen in Episode II.

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

DarthMaulSithLord
05-25-2002, 07:16 PM
It would be really sweet if they made him electronic and you could press the knob(s) to activate it. Man, i'd definately buy him then! And they should make him able to SIT!!!

:)

Battle Droid
05-25-2002, 09:27 PM
I'd rather have a carded OOM-9 than a pack-in.

For a pack-in Wat could come with a piece of the Black conference table and a chair, and Hasbro should make all the other separatists figs come with pieces of the table and chairs, and they all join together to make the whole table.

DarthMaulSithLord
05-26-2002, 02:06 PM
Nice idea!

But i am sure they could make him electronic too.

:)

Battle Droid
05-26-2002, 04:05 PM
Thanks, or they could make a 12in Wat and make it electronic. :D

DarthMaulSithLord
05-26-2002, 07:19 PM
That would be neat too, but i rarely buy 12" figs. I think i have ten of them, but that's all. Never found them appealing enough to get. A 3.75" Wat Tambor w/electronic sounds, seat and table-piece would be better IMHO.

:D

bigbarada
05-26-2002, 07:56 PM
Originally posted by JarJarBinks
StarWars.com has updated and added databank files about the Sepratist leaders, including Wat Tambor. I'll post it here, for anyone intrested. :)

Wat Tambor:
Homeworld:Skako, Metalorn
Species: Skakoan
Gender: Male
Height: 1.93 meters
Affiliation: Techno Union, Confederacy of Independent Systems

The Movies:
A consummate industrialist, Wat Tambor was the Foreman of the Techno Union, a galactic institution concerned with technological innovation. Tambor was eager to escape from the choking bureaucracy of the Republic Senate, and readily joined the Confederacy of Independent Systems. He not only committed his army of battle droids to the cause, but also hosted the meeting of the Separatists minds at one of the Techno Union's droid foundries on Geonosis.

As befitting a technocrat, Wat Tambor is entirely encased in machinery and is even reliant on technology to speak. His deep, resonant voice is strangely mechanical, modulated by a set of dials built into his torso.

Expanded Universe:
Though he spent most of his time on the harsh industrial world of Metalorn, Wat Tambor hails from Skako. He is one of the few Skakoans to venture into the galaxy, since the native atmospheric pressure of that world is so different than that of most. Were it not for Tambor's full-body environment suit, he would explosively decompress in standard atmospheres.

Tambor oversaw a number of advanced technology plants scattered throughout the galaxy, and many major corporations, including Baktoid Armor Workshop, Haor Chall Engineering, Republic Sienar Systems, and Kuat Systems Engineering were signatory members of the Techno Union.

Behind The Scenes:
Wat Tambor, like most of the Separatists seen gathering with Dooku, was an entirely computer-generated creation. Concept Artist Michael Patrick Murnane developed the look of Tambor, giving him an art deco quality of simple shapes and clean lines.

A line of dialogue originally belonging to Poggle the Lesser concerning the battle droids was later given to Wat Tambor, explaining that the Techno Union were the builders of most of the new droid army seen in Episode II.

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

Leave it to EU to take all the fun out of having new characters.:p

Eternal Padawan
07-02-2002, 08:43 AM
Wat Tambor reminds me of Zurg from Toy Story 2. Was Zurg a Skakoan in a full body suit as well? That explains so much...:D




Speaking of Toy Story 2....Where's the Sith Infiltrator, Hasbro?