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    Exclamation 25th Anniversary Vader and Ben!!

    Finally someone has gotten ahold of a picture of the 25th Anniversary Vader and Ben set. And I have to say that this is one awesome set. Infact I think they are all great.

    Vader and Ben come in a pose straight out of ANH when they are dueling with their lightsabers. The Ben looks to be the best cloaked version to date, and the Vader looks to be the most accurate ANH version of Vader yet.

    Here is a link to the picture, it's very cool. I only wish that it was a slightly larger picture. Hard to see alot of detail in the little picture that they have, but it's still cool. Definatly a must buy for me, as are all 3 of the sets.

    http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/...ersary_Obi.jpg

    Here's hoping that since this one is shipping in a second assortment that we will get one more set of these 25th anniversary figures. A new R2-D2 and C-3PO set would be cool as hell. Only thing I can think of that would be cooler is if Hasbro did the other 4 figures from the original 1977(1978) line like this. A Stormtrooper/Death Squad Commander set and a Tusken Raider/Jawa set would be two more cool Anniversary sets.

    MTFBWY and HH!!

    Jar Jar Binks
    THE SPY. THE SPACEMAN. THE GODDESS. THE ROBOT. THE GORILLA.

    AGENTS OF ATLAS - Returns in Early 2009.

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    I does look pretty nice from what I can see, although I wish we had a larger picture. Normally I dislike plastic capes on figures but for something like this it seems appropriate. These are more commemorative figures than toys.
    "To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence… When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." - C.S. Lewis

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    It's hard to denote detail on Vader, but the Ben looks like a "statue". I would rather see a little more articulation, but I agree that this was probably made more as a commemorative than action figures.

    Of course, I will still buy it. I am a completist, after all.

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    I would think it is fairly obvious that these 25th Anniversary figures are meant to be display pieces. Especially if you have seen the earlier images of the boxed Luke/Leia set. They are set pieces, reproductions of famous stills in 3D. Everyone wants to articulate everything to death. Why can these not simply be what they are?
    "Does the name "Dingo" mean anything to you?" - Jedi Boulton to DingoDad at the October Dallas ComiCon.

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    They're basically like 3D photos, or statues. Those of you who collect McFarlane toys should be pretty familiar with the word "statue" by now.

    All kidding aside, I really like these sets. So far the Han and Chewie appears to be the best, and this one seems to be a close second. I'll have to take a long look at the actual Luke and Leia one in the store before I decide to buy it or not; which I probably will.

    BTW, what's the projected release date on these things?
    "To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence… When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." - C.S. Lewis

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    According to Planet Action Figure, who is pretty accurate on release dates. The Luke/Leia and Han/Chewie sets will be out in December.

    As for the Vader/Ben set, they list it as coming in January... hopefully this means that there will be a 4th set released with the Vader/Ben set of R2-D2/C-3PO but so far we havent heard anything.

    MTFBWY and HH!!

    Jar Jar Binks
    THE SPY. THE SPACEMAN. THE GODDESS. THE ROBOT. THE GORILLA.

    AGENTS OF ATLAS - Returns in Early 2009.

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    I love the new face detail on Vader It looks interesting but not as good as Han Solo and Chewbacca set
    GNT
    ''
    You fool, my reach is far greater than the Jedi.Only a Sith can wield the force over such a great distance.'' - Darth Sidious

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    I'm excited to see this, but I hope this isn't the last ANH Obi-Wan we get for a while, there are still a few more versions I'd like.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    Yeah, Hasbro could stick that cloth Jedi Robe from the Ep1 Accessory Set on a card and call it the "Post-Final Duel Obi-Wan Kenobi."

    Actually, I'm at a loss for how many possible versions of ANH Kenobi are left to do? What did you have in mind, JT?
    "To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence… When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." - C.S. Lewis

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    I sense somthing, a sarcasm from JediTricks I've not felt since...

    Seriously though, only varient I can think of we need for Ben from the OT is one with a cloth lower robes and cloak so that he can ride in the landspeeder. Or maybe a more ghost-like Ben then the previous figues, somthing other then just frosted clear blue plastic.
    Last edited by Beast; 11-12-2001 at 05:01 AM.
    THE SPY. THE SPACEMAN. THE GODDESS. THE ROBOT. THE GORILLA.

    AGENTS OF ATLAS - Returns in Early 2009.

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