There are some things that no sarcasm can fully convey.
Originally Posted by El Chuxter
Beast It might be only realistic because Hasbro's trained us to believe so. Without knowing the cost I cannot intelligently comment on this except to say that I buy the product as I described. I'd initially want to pay about $20 for such figure.
Sad Beastie! They put some of the Boba Fett w/ Han Carbonite on Hasbro Toy Shop this afternoon.
Missed out on getting one due to some annoying issues. Hopefully more come back in stock.
I just saw they put it up, sold out. Grrrr.......
Have I ever mentioned how much I HATE, LOATH, DESPISE, DETEST these exclusives which tell collector #$%^ you if your not rich. Yeah, like that. Now I remember what I used to hate about collecting and why I've been out of it for so long.
After getting shafted with no exclusive for celebration last year (an event I actually could, and did, attend) I've got to say that I hate the way Hasbro handles these things. At least there's Lego Star Wars. They started getting most of my discretionary dollars last year and from what was shown at comic con (or rather not shown by Hasbro) they will continue to do so.
I still can't believe they're kicking off an all new line targeted at collectors with a figure most collectors won't be able to get. There are enough of us out there who think that "if I can't get them all I'm not getting any," that I believe this will really bite them in the rear end.
It is disappointing that not everyone can get the Exclusive. But....
You do know that Boba Fett will be re-released in Wave 2 in December, right?
And that they basically said at Comic Con that the Carbonite Block will probably be available down the line as well.
I'm guessing with Leia: Boushh whenever they decide to make her. We'll see what happen.
Yes, I know they plan to release the ESB Boba Fett in wave 2. Which is cool.
Originally Posted by Beast
No, I was not aware they said that, I haven't even read the Q&A.
Originally Posted by Beast
If that is the case, then I would be VERY happy with that. I couldn't care less about convention exclusive packaging, but missing out on the Han in carbonite "figure" would be disappointing.
It does fit with Hasbro's MO though, they love to re-issue figures in multiple package designs days, weeks, months or even years apart. lol
Rebelscum's Comic Con guy overheard the Star Wars brand manager tell someone else that the Carbonite Block will likely be re-released at some point so that people can get it. So it'll likely only be the packaging that is exclusive. I have a feeling it would probably be with eventual Leia: Boushh.
So, anybody who has one, what are your thoughts?
I got to see one up close in person during the con, and my thoughts are pretty much unchanged:
- execution is lacking thanks to low- to mid-quality sculpting,
- finish issues like poorly-finished runner mold-marks and seams,
- joints are unattractive,
- the shoulders are too low,
- paint on Han carbonite was swirly and cheap-looking up close,
- paint job on Boba is simple and lacks depth,
- accessories look like upscaled 3.75" line pieces,
- the whole affair just looks too much like a lower-quality 3.75" set.
I am pleased with my BS Fett.
The sculpting is much, much better than Hasbro's Marvel 6" figures. Having bought 4 of the 6 Iron Man 3 ones, I feared some of the QC problems on those might make their way to SW BS. Swirly plastic all over the figure especially on the Bleeding Edge Iron Man as well as brittle plastic.
At least based on Fett, that doesn't seem to be the case. My Carbo Han has a bit of swirliness but only on the back.