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    Jawa & LIN Droid (with pictures)

    Hey all,

    Managed to score most of the new wave of Star Wars figs this weekend. Thought I would treat you all with some pics and words on the Jawa & LIN Droid. LIN is the black bubble next to R5-D4 in Episode 4. I always thought it was a piece of scenery instead of droid, oh well.

    Check it out here:
    TVFT Reviews

    Enjoy,
    Engineernerd
    (Anybody have a preference on which one I take pics of next? Excluding Chewie. I'm not going to open him.)

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    Thanks for the post!

    I am disgusted that the dome is see through. I do not believe that is in the movies, and like the pipe smoker with the tentacles, I think the play feature might really take away from the figure. I'll have to see it in person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Droid View Post
    Thanks for the post!

    I am disgusted that the dome is see through. I do not believe that is in the movies, and like the pipe smoker with the tentacles, I think the play feature might really take away from the figure. I'll have to see it in person.
    Droid,

    If you are waiting to see it in person, perpare to be underwhelmed. You know how you hear "pictures don't do it justice"? Well, in this case, I actually think it looks better in the pictures than in person. I thought so with the card pics and my pics as well. Pictures seem to bring out some little speckles that look like texture. I'm really considering spraying the dome black and weathering it. When the dome is off, it look like a gumball machine bubble.

    Engineernerd

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    I like you review with pics - pretty cool - keep them coming!
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    Nice review. You guys are all out to lunch though on the dome. It IS very accurate. It is hard to see in the film, but on the old TV Special, THE MAKING OF STAR WARS there is some behind the scenes footage of this droid and it is very clear that his dome is smoky and transparant.

    UPDATE: Okay, watching the scene with the figure beside me, i noticed that at TIMECODE 00:16:34 --- sixteen minutes, thirty-four seconds --- there is indeed a very clear shot demonstrating dome tranparency. LIN-V8K is rolling into position, framed with a Jawa on both sides, and two Vaporator's in the background. . . You can not only see through the smokey dome, but also that gears and such are whirling away inside it.

    Anyway, I think he's great. Beyond amazing. But then I do love droids and the sandcrawler is my favorite scene. . .

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    I have come to a point where I don't care what the prop looked like; I want what I have been thinking in my head for thirty years. Han's coat may have actually been brown, but it looks blue to me. I think of that dome as opaque.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Droid View Post
    I have come to a point where I don't care what the prop looked like; I want what I have been thinking in my head for thirty years. Han's coat may have actually been brown, but it looks blue to me. I think of that dome as opaque.
    That's why mentioned Han's coat in my review. I feel the same way, Droid. I guess the hard part is for Hasbro to know what our perception of things is compared to the acutal props. The only way to make us happy is give all of access to the Lucasfilm archieves...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engineernerd View Post
    That's why mentioned Han's coat in my review. I feel the same way, Droid. I guess the hard part is for Hasbro to know what our perception of things is compared to the acutal props. The only way to make us happy is give all of access to the Lucasfilm archieves...
    Chalk it up to unintentional plagiarism. I thought that was my idea, but I guess I got it from your review.

    Really great review, by the way.

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    I made a post about this a few months ago:
    Quote Originally Posted by JediTricks View Post
    The LIN droid is not opaque, you can see lights moving inside it in the movie footage, you can even see a hint of that in that still photo MSP just linked to. You can see the lights even better in the photo of the LIN on this page: http://index.echostation.com/trilogy/droidauction.htm
    Just because a few folks misperceive something doesn't mean that's how it should be done. Otherwise we'd have Stormtroopers that were robots instead of guys in armor - I'm still shocked by how many kids from the '70s thought the Stormies were robots.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "We named the dog 'Chewbacca'!"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    You know it's lilke the deleted Biggs Scene. Most of folks that were around when Episode 4 was new, had to keep those memories alive through storybooks, books and records, the novels and comics. I think that has a lot to do with perceptions. Consider 25 years ago you couldn't watch a DVD twenty times to see every little detail. I can't remember the first time I owned an actual copy on VHS, but I'm guessing it was the late 80's. The folks from that era (mine) "recall" things that may or may not have been reality. I'd guess with the advent of the internet & DVD's, this won't be an issue with the last three films or say LOTR.

    Besides, it gives us "old timers" great conversations with younger fans. "Back in my day sonny, Greedo shot first and Han wore a blue coat on Hoth."

    PS Thanks for posting those links, Jedi Tricks.

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