I have an Aayla and a Barriss I felt I needed but haven't bothered to open since my disappointments with Maul and Hoth Luke so I can't really comment on them. I was pretty happy with the ROTS Aayla but felt the updated figure would be the ONE Aayla and never need another. This is why I loved the VTC Jango so much. As you pointed it he is largely just a retool of a figure we have plenty of but as far as my needs go he has everything to re-enact all his major scenes in AOTC and he isn't purple. I also love that they made the peg of the rocket in translucent flame rather than just a pole. In the movies and even literature Jango didn't do much. Still, he seemed more honor bound than Boba ever was and the whole Mandolorian way of life matches up with a lot of my beliefs and a society I fantasize about living in with the exception of whatever they are trying to turn it into on TCW. The cartoon seems very different than the novels.
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I agree with what you are saying about wall characters being over hyped but look at half the screen names on here. Or that many of us would rather see a Zora (Siri Tachi), cantina alien, Jabba's palace character than another Luke figure. Even characters without EU bios are great just because a fan's imagination can create an infinite number of stories for such characters while Luke and Han are tied down fighting the greater fight. Aayla appeals to women as a strong character in EU stories and as far as chicks in Star Wars go she is pretty. In the OT we basically had Leia and Ooola, a couple elderly gals and what I can't decide is an overweight man or women with three sets of breasts.
From the current discussion on Aayla it seems like parts of characters are being made more generic to save tooling costs and use on multiple characters. Sounds the same with paint too on the Kithaba bandana. Where perhaps the costs only justify using so many colors per character, especially such a fan specific one.
That's a good deal! And a good deed. Though the Cyberverse figures are quite expensive for their size I can't help but marvel at how they squeeze in all the small parts and details when compared to figures three times as large or more that have less engineering and crapy paint apps. My thoughts were the same with the late Thundercats 3.75" figures vs. the 6" ones. I do enjoy my Cyberverse Magnus more than the voyager figure but there are more sculpted details than at first glance and some extra steps transforming the arms and legs (which are cool) on the bigger version. A little paint would improve the voyager figure a ton and I can't stand the mechtech weapons they come with.
I spotted TFP Ultra Magnus for $13 at TJ Maxx the other day, but kids wanted him so bad that I couldn't help but hand it to them. I have the Cyberverse one anyway.
The original Onslaught was just a Deluxe so that really doesn't bother me and the combined Bruticus is pretty large standing next to FOC Starscream and WFC Megatron and Soundwave. Onslaught looks great but the lack of shoulder movement, tiny elbows and the kibble hanging off his rear really knock it down. I won't review each character unless there is a big desire for me to do so. Combined they don't look like vehicles at all and barely so individually. Bruticus largely looks like a humanoid junkheap. I have knits to pick about elbow and knee joints looking so fragile on the robot modes but I do like them for the most part and that each character can be either arm or legs so you can combine them any way you want even though the instructions don't show it.
I've been seeing the Combaticons on shelves for the past few months and they sell very fast, so I guess it's working. I hear ya on mixed feelings for Bruticus, I like the Combaticon figures more than the combiner robot, and that's due largely to Onslaught being such a small figure and so compromised. Still, glad to hear you got 'em, I love that G2 set for the silly fun experience where I normally don't get into such things.
It probably is. I haven't looked that closely. I assumed it would be more like a brown sack in his eye socket with a black center representing where the poison spits from. the way it is done on the figure makes more sense if he is trying to be incognito though.
It should be at least a different color rather than blue with a black iris. I saw another yesterday, same thing, you could barely tell. Some apparently have an all-black iris area, that would have been better.
That's disappointing. I know the original POTF version doesn't. Would the speederbike from the Blizzard Troopers pack work or do I have to hunt down the original Clone Wars Deluxe?
No, they'd be too short, but it wouldn't matter since the new Speederbike doesn't come apart, so there'd be no room for it in the Gunship (the one it works with comes apart at the middle).
My friend, all I understood of that was Virgin Mobile and Sprint. The rest is Japanese. :distant: Luckily my better half knows what you are talking about and she doesn't seem convinced that it's better than the Sprint hotspot we already have. I like the unlimited part but she says it's about the speed and doesn't know too much about video games to quantify what the needs are. I have Virgin for my phone cause I get the same stuff she does for half the cost and no contract. :smug: I asked about going through the cable company and she said it would be about $30 a month for the first 6 months but then would go up to $50 after that. Not sure what to do.
Virgin Mobile has an unlimited mobile broadband prepaid but it's got a huge catch, it's only unlimited while on the Sprint 4g WiMax network (the one they're phasing out), and if you go over 500mb a day or 10gb a month they throttle you to 2mbps (which is actually usable for online gaming, but mobile broadband I suspect has too much latency for online gaming). I currently have the Sprint 4g WiMax on my phone, it has occasional disconnects for no reason, and a very limited service area, but when it's connected at its best it's 10mbps download and 1mbps upload @ 146ms latency which is fair.
Yeah. I'm the guy still writing 2012 on his checks too. Sigh.
"Kotobukiya", and yeah, I hear ya, they're great pieces when Hasbro disappoints. That's the second time you wrote "2011" when you meant 2012, I think. ;) I'm surprised that Jaina statue got pushed back, it's a pretty straightforward piece, when is your daughter's birthday?
No. I can see him in the little green box as it tries to recognize him but my best guess is it thinks he's a dog or something. Like there must be a height limit or the couch behind him is obscuring what the sensor reads but even in bright colors it doesn't register him as a player. He isn't short either.
What the heck with your 4 year old, have you called Microsoft for help? Maybe his clothes were too baggy or something? The Kinect too high to read his body proportions?
I hear you. I went with PS3 originally because the hardware just seemed superior to me. Plus within a year of launch microsoft had released a handful of variants. My friend bought an Elite model and after all the upgrades spent $1,000 to match the features I paid $350 for that already came in a PS3. Iroically people were putting down the PS3 because of it's price over an Xbox 360 not considering what you get between the two systems other than they both play video games. Even today I can walk into Best Buy and justify a PS3 over an 360 based on the hardrive space alone. Is a Corvette just a Chevy? Metal Gear is another reason I stuck with Sony. Playstation seems to be letting a lot of exclusives go lately though. I also prefer the ergonomics of the Playstation controller to the Xbox ones but I just chalked that up to being use to a PS2 over the original Xbox.
I don't have an xbox for 2 reasons: I won a PS3 back in the day, and I don't want to pay a monthly fee for online access. Plus, the whole red ring of death thing, the awfulness of the original xbox controller turned me off for a long time to the current one (yet I now own 2 of the corded current design for my PC), and just Microsoft in general kinda made me wonder if it was worth it. And there wasn't any exclusive content I really was dying to get, whereas the PS3 exclusive titles like God of War and Uncharted and Motorstorm are all very appealing to me.
Thank God! Makes me wonder why they even bothered to spend the money on tooling the new mold then? They could have put that cost elsewhere. Yeah, I won't buy it individually it's going to be $100. lol. If they can keep it around $40 maybe $50 then I'm sold.
No, not the awful new Class II Fleet one, they were clearly talking about the big Slave I from the Clone Wars ultimate battle pack you're thinking of - hopefully we get news next month of its release. Like you, I have my SOTE one to tide me over, and I'm starting to think it may stay that way with the way things are getting so expensive and canceled, but I'm still hopeful.
They're still the highlight of 2012 for me. :biggrin: As I said before I don't want Hasbro to go crazy and make every Jedi in the same fashion but Ben, Vader and Jedi/Bespin Luke would be too awesome to pass up. Maybe a Threepio with light up eyes like came with Chewy once upon a time but actually having his body together.
The batteries on the Movie Heroes light-up figures are not replaceable, that's why there's no mention of it in the instructions - it says on the front of the card for each in the tiniest lettering "nonreplaceable batteries included", not enough info IMO for the consumer to make an informed choice.