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    Structural QUALITY LACKING in new Vader, Sidious vs. Yoda Unleashed. (or..What sucks)

    You have this great sculpt of a huge, heavy, solid Vader with an articulated left arm...and three little supports that barely lock into place on the staircase and seem to want to randomly misfit or fall out sideways. Couple that with the fact that since Vader is leaping, both his feet are off the stairs and a "fat part" of his cape sculpt has the peg in it to attach him to the stairs. With the weight off balance, I can't wait for natural environmental stresses (such as gravity, not to mention plastic warping some with heating and cooling) and this thing probably will be more of a disaster displaying than the Geonosis Obi-Wan Kenobi!

    They should have done something to make the stairs more solid or posed Vader so he'd have at least one foot on the base.

    We'll use this thread to let everyone post when Vader takes a dive. I imagine we'll have the 7000 some posts in the LA Area Just Found Thread tied before the year is over.


    Sidious vs. Yoda is slightly more durable. However, there is NO BASE. The whole thing stands on Sidious' hoop skirt. I mean it's sweet that you get 2 characters, but are you telling me that the tooling for Yoda cost them so much they couldn't at least have the flat red carpeting from Palpatine's office as a base? How cool could it have been to be set in a Senate Pod or espcially on the Chancellor's speaking dais? The Force Lightning is darker than Dooku's or the ROTJ Sidious' as well and this gives it less visibility. Finally, I think the paint application is too faded. Sidious wore rich, dark colors that were nothing if not strong. This pastel **** the Unleashed is wearing looks sort of wrong. The sculpt is good, and the concept behind the painting of the figure is good, but it just didn't come out as good as it could have.

    You guys know me. I rave about how much I love stuff like the Mustafar Playset and it may seem like I'm easily pleased if it says "Star Wars" on it.

    So take my warning seriously when I'm disappointed. I had my computer shut down for the evening and actually booted it up and logged back on to post this because it bothered me so much. Unfortunately, I didn't need $32 for anything else in particular at this moment, so I still don't regret buying them.

    Oh well. Maybe it is best the line does die before they make a Royal Guard wearing pastel purple instead of red!


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    Re: Structural QUALITY LACKING in new Vader, Sidious vs. Yoda Unleashed. (or..What sucks)

    Where did you get yours Tycho? I've been on the lookout...

    Did you get Ventress?
    "Maybe I can help you. I am Boba Fett. The ship you seek is nearby." -Boba Fett

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    Re: Structural QUALITY LACKING in new Vader, Sidious vs. Yoda Unleashed. (or..What sucks)

    I got mine at Toys R Us at 10am yesterday, right when they opened. I actually bought all the Vaders and Sidious vs. Yodas they had (which was 2 sets) and got one of them to my friend Darren this morning.

    A few days earlier I got my Ventress at Target at about 11am, but missed the others because I didn't get there at 8 o'clock.

    Some people might be doing the same thing as me: buying them all out. They may not be scalpers (I'm not) but just doing the same thing I did for a friend, while Unleashed is coming out in a very slow trickle of an amount.

    Fortunately, I think that all 6 regulars in my collecting group have a complete set now. So we're done with that wave already. As a matter of fact, unless the Anakin Evolutions set or the Jett Zukasa or Pilot Obi-Wan waves show up, I have NO (ZERO) Zilch reasons to go into a toy store! (yaaay!)

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    Re: Structural QUALITY LACKING in new Vader, Sidious vs. Yoda Unleashed. (or..What sucks)

    Is ventress good? I cant find her...
    hurray for birthdays!

    http://www.myspace.com/MattGush

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    Re: Structural QUALITY LACKING in new Vader, Sidious vs. Yoda Unleashed. (or..What sucks)

    Someone else will have to answer that one for you.

    I've bought a handful of Unleashed I've never opened because I don't have the right place to display them:

    Luke Hoth
    Aayla
    Bossk
    Tusken Raider
    Aurra Sing
    IG-88
    Ventress

    I think that's it....

    I set up most of my Unleashed that go with each other:

    Geonosis: Anakin, Padme, Obi-Wan, Mace, Clone Trooper
    Geonosian Hanger Bay: Yoda, Dooku

    Death Star: Luke DS II, Emperor Palpatine, Stormtrooper, Darth Vader #3, Darth Sidious vs. Yoda

    Bespin: Darth Vader #1

    Theed: Darth Maul

    Utopau: General Grievous

    Tatooine: Leia Slave, Boba Fett (if I had more room, I'd open the Tusken to join them)

    Mustafar: Anakin 2, Obi-Wan 2

    Kamino: Jango with Boba

    Endor: Han Solo, Chewbacca

    I think that's it. I'm going to eventually display Aurra vs. Aayla from Jedi Secura's comic book.

    Luke and Ventress will probably end up by themselves since the line is dying. Too bad. I'd hoped for a Snowtrooper and a "ripped" Anakin to go with each respectively....(though maybe Ventress can go with Grievous).

    Bossk and IG-88??? Good Question. I'd always hoped that they'd make Zuckuss, Dengar, and 4-LOM to go with them, but if Bossk pegwarms, those others are going to sell???? Yeah. I don't have my hopes up now.


    By the way: Day 2 and Darth Vader (the new one) has not yet fallen. I hope I am wrong about this.

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    Re: Structural QUALITY LACKING in new Vader, Sidious vs. Yoda Unleashed. (or..What sucks)

    I put Aayla next to my blue iMac- they go well together.
    hurray for birthdays!

    http://www.myspace.com/MattGush

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    Re: Structural QUALITY LACKING in new Vader, Sidious vs. Yoda Unleashed. (or..What su

    I think this entire wave looks like poo. I'm passing on all of them.
    Talk Show Host Interviewing Joker: “Your said to have only killed about 600 people Joker. Now don’t take this the wrong way but I think you’ve been holding out on us.”

    Joker: “I don’t keep count. I’m going to kill everyone in this room.”

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    Re: Structural QUALITY LACKING in new Vader, Sidious vs. Yoda Unleashed. (or..What su

    I'd LOVE to find this wave, but Hasbro/retail can NOT seem to get it to PA.
    I agree that these sculpt could've been done...better, but at least I'd like the opportunity to see em in person and make a decision.

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    Re: Structural QUALITY LACKING in new Vader, Sidious vs. Yoda Unleashed. (or..What sucks)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tycho
    So take my warning seriously when I'm disappointed.
    Hmmm. So there I was standing in Wal*Mart the other night with one of those Vader's in my hand, trying to decide if I wanted to buy it. They had about four cases of new Unleashed out on the pallets -- one of them had been opened and all of the new figures were inside -- so I grabbed a Vader and stared at it.

    I put it back because the paint wasn't perfect. I decided that I'd wait until the other cases were opened to see how they looked. Now... I guess I don't really care anymore.

    (Again.) Hmmm. I'm really kind of interested to see how that mini-unleashed line turns out. With petroleum being so expensive, I can see why they'd want to go small... reminds me of the mid '70s in a way.
    plasticfetish.net

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    Re: Structural QUALITY LACKING in new Vader, Sidious vs. Yoda Unleashed. (or..What sucks)

    As flimsy as I think the base for my Vader is, he has still NEVER fallen.

    Surprising so far.

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