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      1. bpr2 -
        Some cool things showing up on the web.

        Sideshow
        12" Boba Fett (FINALLY!! )

        Indiana Jones Map Room disguise (white outfit and face cover)
        Indiana Jones Map Room Environment (already on Sideshow's site)

        Star Wars:
        3" 3/4 line
        Death Star Trench Run comes w/ X-wing (Luke & R2) and Darth Vader TIE (Darth Vader)

        Lego
        Marvel and DC super-hero sets
      1. Mr. JabbaJohnL's Avatar
        Mr. JabbaJohnL -
        I'm really quite diggin' the repainted landspeeder. It's much more accurate to the film now, and the $16.99 price tag is great. Interesting that they're releasing both Han and Luke's tauntauns at around the same time. It looks like Luke's is an exclusive, but I can't tell where. Also, hopefully an upgraded Hoth Luke is on its way. The Republic AV-7 Mobile Cannon and Mandalorian Assault Transport both look really nice, and like they'll add some much-needed heft to the starfighter vehicle assortment. The Clone Wars basic line looks great too, even though much of it has been revealed already. That's pretty symptomatic of much of what's on display, but I guess that's to be expected with so many leaks. Hopefully there is more stuff waiting to be put out or shown in the slideshow; the lack of new Vintage figures is strange.
      1. Droid's Avatar
        Droid -
        I find it very strange that we aren't seeing carded Kithaba and Evazan figures. I'm worrying that wave got lost somewhere. Or, that the "surprises" for the slide show will be these figures we were already told about!
      1. Droid's Avatar
        Droid -
        On one hand, it seems like year after year after year Hasbro can't follow the release schedule it sets and doesn't release as many figures as are promised for a year. So maybe the line is in good shape. On the other hand, I predict some of the figures (Kithaba, Evazan) will be pushed back to next year. I'm betting the slide show does not show ANY new figures to be released this year we don't already know about and that some of the ones we were already told about come next year.

        I must say I am worried about the health of the line. Look at this web site. A year ago, on preview night, the site was crackling with discussion of the new Gamorrean Guard, Klaatu, and the rest of Vintage wave three. Here we are preview night, and there's no real new vintage figures to discuss and no one really posting.

        Not a good sign.
      1. Neuroleptic's Avatar
        Neuroleptic -
        Let's see.Bastila is a must. Though I will probably only get her carded.The Y-wing is a must for me, anyway. Though I knew about it already.A hand full of the Revenge of the Jedi cards would be nice, the two I want most being Leia and R2.The land speeder is nice. I may buy it so that I have one box of a vehicle from A New Hope The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.The Taun Tauns are GREAT . . . but I don't know if I'll buy them simply due to lack of space and cash, as it seems the few things im interested in are rather expensive.

        Oh wait. the WHOLE LINE is rather expensive at 10 bucks a figure.

        Just about everything else will probably be passed on without thought by me.

        I agree that it's preaty darn quiet compared to this time last year as well. I thought there'd be more excitement about Comicon, but then, we really did know about most of this already I guess. But I am worried that people started to come back for the vintage figures . . .only to quit with the price increases, and even worse, the distribution issues for more than half a year. Guess we'll see what happens, I suppose.
      1. sonofsokol's Avatar
        sonofsokol -
        So the Revenge carded Boba shows him with red gauntlets/wrist armor which is different than the current TVC Boba Fett .
        VC09:
        Attachment 25254

        Revenge Card:
        Attachment 25253

        Is the Revenge Carded Boba really going to be different than TVC VC09 Boba?
      1. jedikiss's Avatar
        jedikiss -
        ^ it appears the "REVENGE" carded version is a repack of the 2004 VOTC Fett sporting ROTJ colors whereas TVC09 was a repack of the evolution Fett, thus REVENGE Fett is tvc#61. kinda stupid hasbro didnt change the card pic to the sail barge pic. At quick glance at retail, consumers are going to be confused i am afraid.
        i am also afraid that recent posts over at another site that has an appearent insider say 2 more waves, 1 wave of 5....aayla wave likely and wave of 10 who another poster pointed out are likely the "revenge" fett,han, leia, pilots, basatilla, hoth trooper, ponda and 2 yet to be revealed figs...maybe the rumored jarjar and maul. but since ee and bbts lists 2 seperate waves for the 10, it does follow something hasbro once said about a future wave of 10 that may need to be split up. if a 2nd wv9 ratio appears on ee w/ the 2 yet-to-be-revealed figs, then it will all fit into place. including another hasbro comment that the deleted scene figs are seperate sub-line....r2-a5 rumor would then fit there along w/ rumored new luke jedi and sandstorm lando and leia figs
      1. El Chuxter's Avatar
        El Chuxter -
        I'm guessing they're holding Kithaba and Evazan until after the panel.
      1. SirSteve's Avatar
        SirSteve -
        Hasbro only put out the B-Wing and moved some stuff around after the panel...
      1. DarkJedi5's Avatar
        DarkJedi5 -
        Hasbro's SDCC has been pretty disappointing this year. I wonder if they just weren't ready to go so they held off some stuff and are going to put something together for NY with the extra time.
      1. El Chuxter's Avatar
        El Chuxter -
        What, no mention of the sweet Batman panel with Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar? Highlight of the Con right there.
      1. bpr2 -
        Quote Originally Posted by El Chuxter View Post
        What, no mention of the sweet Batman panel with Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar? Highlight of the Con right there.
        I was hoping they were announcing the Adam West 1960's Batman TV show on DVD .
      1. SirSteve's Avatar
        SirSteve -
        Hasbro finally put new stuff out from their panel slideshow so check it out!
      1. Mr. JabbaJohnL's Avatar
        Mr. JabbaJohnL -
        Nice updates. I'm glad to finally have the last Queen Amidala outfit (aside from her Senate shawl and orange handmaiden disguise, which was handled on Rabé already anyway). I like how Anakin comes with some training gear; I wonder if they will reuse his body for other new younglings. I'm also glad that the new Rex comes with his normal-sized backpack as well; that other one is honkin'.
      1. SirSteve's Avatar
        SirSteve -
        Glad everyone is enjoying the coverage! What can we do in the future to make it even better?
      1. DarkJedi5's Avatar
        DarkJedi5 -
        Quote Originally Posted by SirSteve View Post
        Glad everyone is enjoying the coverage! What can we do in the future to make it even better?
        I think the coverage has been great this year. Only let down was on Hasbro's end.
      1. Droid's Avatar
        Droid -
        Quote Originally Posted by SirSteve View Post
        Glad everyone is enjoying the coverage! What can we do in the future to make it even better?
        This site has the best coverage show after show. Thanks for your hard work!
      1. sonofsokol's Avatar
        sonofsokol -
        Edit: I just tried to confirm my link and now it is sold out.

        I just saw that HasbroToyShop has the Comic Con exclusive Revenge of the Jedi set up on the website...

        http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/star-wa...495&ST=SO&PG=1
      1. bpr2 -
        Use code 'comic2011' for 10% off ComicCon exclusives (starts 7/26 and ends 7/31).
      1. SirSteve's Avatar
        SirSteve -
        Thanks again everyone! There will be some photos that are not the greatest as it is always a challenge to work with the booth display lighting. I think the Gentle Giant booth was the most difficult this year.
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