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    Exclamation battle arena playset

    I just picked up and opened the arena playset I was a little bit upset to find that it was now 50 bucks instead of 40 but what upset me even more was that it did not come with the accessories that they advertised it with in the convention. It is missing the firing cannon and the electron binder. Oh well I guess I shouldnt be suprised the Republic gunship didny come with the pilot it was advertised to come with. Just like to hear thought about this.

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    It is missing the firing cannon and the electron binder.
    Hopefully they'll be released with basic or deluxe figures.

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    Hopefully they will! What a shame that the playset is missing these essential pieces. I would have thought the Deluxe Geonosian would be better off packed in with the cannon rather than the "attack hive."

    Npaniry... Is there any possibility of you writing a more detailed review of this set? Or was your post a one time deal.
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    What about this big Reek poopy thing the geonosian packed with?. I don't see that attacking much and don't see how it attaches to the arena. where are you going to put a big brown reek poopy that only has a suction cup to attach it to things with? or does the suction cup come off and leave a peg behind or something? Enquiring minds want to know.

    I bet hasbro release the cannon with a battle droid re-release in red or something since that's the only way they'll shift any number of them going by what people seem to think about the battle droids lately.

    The other force binders accessory may come with Dooku I suppose. Or maybe a new Obi. Dooku would definately benefit from a cool accessory.

    So how easy is the arena to put together? How sturdy is it once assembled? Do those top spire thingies stat in place or wobble and fall off? How does that extending bridge work out in reality, good or bad?

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    Y'know the Reek poopy hasbro are calling an attack pod, it packs with the not so deluxe geonosian. Big brown jobby, fat at the bottom and tapers to a little apex. has ridges along it's sides. Big Reek poopy is what it is. Don't let hasbro tell you otherwise cuz what else could drop something that looks like that on Geonosis?

    All i want to know is where on the playset it's supposed to fit.

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    I passed on the Arena playset for now. It just doesn't look at all like it did in the movie and it's too small! Whats with those big metal doors? That wasn't in the movie at all. And the balcony that Jango, Dooku, Poggle and Nute were on is WAY too small! There's no way you can fit those figures on there. And I wasn't big on the stickers of the Geos that you stick on.

    The playset should have been a LOT bigger. There should have been some seats that you can set your Geo warriors on. The big metal doors should just be an opening with a gate (like in the movie), Dooku's balcony should have been bigger. It should have come with a bonus figure. And the droid factory thing should have had more machine type pieces, droid parts. And the Hanger area should have been a LOT bigger as well so Obi, Anakin, Yoda and Dooku could fight.
    "Maybe I can help you. I am Boba Fett. The ship you seek is nearby." -Boba Fett

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    I had a good day today: I got the Arena Playset at K-mart and the Tyranus / Mace Unleashed wave at KB.

    I'm going to be brief on my review of the Arena playset:

    It's perfect for what I want it to be - a backdrop to an arena battle diorama.

    I wasn't going to get much use out of the back of the set I don't think. The droid factory part, the cutters and stompers, plugs in nicely to deluxe Threepio's assembly line, and soon I'll add Deluxe Yoda's and Padme's connector piece. It will look really cool.

    So now I guess I will do this scene in the back of the playset, as it is detailed nicely for it - and it will probably show in any kind of diorama I do for this.

    Here's the deal: it's too big to fit in a standard display case IF YOU WANT TO HAVE AT LEAST ONE GUNSHIP LANDED IN THE CENTER OF THE ARENA. To get characters fighting all around that, it is taking up my whole kitchen table (regularly seats 4)!

    I recommend some kind of custom glass coffee table made with an interior designed to encase the Arena and the gunship (landed at an attack angle that looks real).

    I am still kind of experimenting with my set-up, so I'll post more later, after I'm satisfied. I definitely am glad I bought this thing though! Definitely!
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    How much did you shell out for this "backdrop?" We've established that it is missing the detention thingy and the cannon. Did the instructions state that these pieces would be shipping in the future as the Gunship stated (incorrectly) that the turret bubbles and bike would be sold separately?

    Well? WELL????!!!
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    **Steven Sterlekar (1969-2001)**

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    The Arena playset has enough value in what it comes with.

    The box never shows the cannon and the Jedi energy trap as being included. Early Hasbro (Toy Fair pics actually - I think) showed these pieces and I'm sure we'll get them with a Deluxe Figure or whatever.

    The gunship's extra cannons were never said to be included with the gunship. Nor the speederbikes. It is cool they are making accessories go with other stuff they put out there. I have no complaints there, and I've found 7 Gunship Pilots so far.

    The Number 1 Problem with the Arena set that irks me is that the stands (pegs) don't want to hold figures firmly. Battle Droids are the hardest figures to stand (Super and Regular - sounds like gasoline there, wait a minute... OK, unless we invade Iraq, Battle Droids will cost much more of our time to get standing, for both Super and Unleaded - whoops - wrong thread...) We need our International Trading Federations bzzzzt - zip - to stand their ground and fight as an international coalition of Clones and Jedi Knights, so if we put them in a playset, they need to have a Resolution to stay there.

    It is sad that I have to use clear Real Stands or Fan Club ones, whatever I'm using, to set figures up on this playset! That's just wrong! The holes in the feet of the Droids seem to large for the pegs, and you want Threepio in there, marching with his head on a combat chasis, and his body with a "Feddy Head," right? The holes in the bottom of the 3PO deluxe set figures are too SMALL to fit the Arena playset pegs...grrrr. The only figures I don't have problems with are those like Eeth Koth or Luminara, who stand up anywhere because they're fixed to be pre-posed that way - or the troops I have on the action pegs in my gunship.

    I will try again to use the pegs on my Arena set, but in the interest of just enjoying myself, I will probably be back to real stands faster than you'll ever see a picture of my setup - especially since I don't own a digital camera.

    On the brighter side, the balcony is big enough, contrary to what others say. I only have Boba and Dooku on mine right now, but I estimate that Nute, Lott, several Superdroids (probably on stands) and Poggle the Lesser could fit up there just fine. Boba's way over to the extreme left (your left if facing it, though it'd be Boba's right). If his dad was still alive in this scene in my diorama, there's room for Jango right next to him. I think I might even be able to put Geonosian Guards there.

    Oh, I'm electing not to put stickers of an audience in the sticker spaces. Since the scale's just off, I'd rather not. I'll save my sticker sheet with the box, so I can always change my mind.

    Darn pegs! Why can't they make them work????
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