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    Dark Horse Comic 2-Packs painted like comics

    While I certainly understand the concept of what they're doing, I don't know about the execution. Basically, they're painting these figures as if they were IN the comics themselves, with all the crazy blue shadowing and other unusual bold colors that may work as style on the page but less so on an action figure - it reminds me a little of the Kenner Droids figures. The blue on Vader looks pretty bad to me, but Chewie's face looks downright embarassing, he looks like just been made over at a slumber party by a gang of 9-year-old girls. Maybe these will turn out better than they look in photos, but I remain skeptical...

    Vader & Rebel:
    http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/sho...18808&cat=4887
    http://www.starwars.com/community/ev...bro/img/39.jpg

    Chewie & Han: http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/sho...18810&cat=4887
    http://www.starwars.com/community/ev...bro/img/40.jpg

    Tarkin & Stormtrooper:
    http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/sho...18803&cat=4887
    http://www.starwars.com/community/ev...bro/img/41.jpg
    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.

  2. #2
    I think its a bit stupid and rather questionable that the first ever decent Han Solo as Stormtrooper is given this paintjob. I assume a normal repaint will follow but why make this the first one out? Give us a normal Han Stormtrooper now for gods sake. And Luke while you're at it.

    The other figures aren't even worth commenting on. All I can say is 'why?...no wait I don't care why - just don't do it again'.

  3. #3
    That's a good point, we've been asking for a decent Han Stormtrooper for how long now? And this is their response???
    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.

  4. #4
    I was so hoping that these photos were just another "April Fools" joke.

    Maybe someone at the top level of Hasbro has a wager to see just how many bad ideas it will take to kill off Star Wars collecting forever.

    Again, I'm having horrible flashbacks of GI Joe: Tiger Force.
    "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

  5. #5
    At first I thought those were prototypes for some OT 2-packs, then I found out these were "comic" versions. I can't believe they're actually going to make these as they're truly pointless. They're not depicting anything pivotal and 5 out 6 are just rehashes. They should just scrap the idea and release the Han with a normal paintjob along with Luke.
    "Hokey packaging and ancient gimmicks are no match for good detail on your figure, kid."
    "I am a Klingot from Oklahoma in human boy form."
    "We came, we saw, we conquered... We, woke up!"

  6. #6
    not to mention that they look truly awful with those bad bad paint apps. maybe if they'd been new sculpts also in the style of the comics then it might have worked but as it's more realistic figures it looks really odd. and uncomfortable.
    Obviously as we've seen with the clonetroopers hasbro has latched onto using diferent paint apps to help sell more units of the same old same old. Some I will admit work out quite nicely but for every nice one there's ten bad ones.
    this feels to me like someone let the monkey pick the concepts again.

  7. #7
    I'm just glad that these EU figs look so horrible that I can safely skip them.

  8. #8
    Surprisingly these aren't that bad. They are EU but they're OT EU...if that makes any sense whatsoever.

    Much like everyone else I'm upset about the Han Stormie although it looks like you can use a normal Stormie helmet to put on him...like the one from the Lucastrooper.
    Up, up, and OKAAAAY!!!

  9. #9
    Yeah but the body looks like it has some kind of blue shading on it. Its not just the helmet. So its still not salvagable.

    What a crap idea. I mean did anyone actually ask for this? If so why were they listened to? Seriously, the crap Hasbro spends money on when they refuse to make Yarna or create new vehicle moulds. Circus colour Star Wars figures as someone else aptly put it. Whatever next.

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Devo
    Yeah but the body looks like it has some kind of blue shading on it. Its not just the helmet. So its still not salvagable.
    Ahhh...ok. I thought that was just the lighting for the slideshow. It's still a decent looking figure and if you wanted one bad enough you could always repaint it.
    Up, up, and OKAAAAY!!!

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