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    Exclamation A Community Wide Question: DS2 Luke Jedi

    Hey all-been awhile-

    My question is for you, the consumer, the collector, and above all, the fan. I've been an avid Star Wars fan most of my life (I'm 22) and have been a massive collector since the conception of the POTF2 line. I've bought most (if not all) of the figures Kenner/Hasbro has released, and have seen the line grow from the first Luke Tatooine figure (super buff) to the most recent upcoming release (resurgence of the Jedi). I've seen the line grow in detail, sculpting, accessories, articulation, etc. It's been a wonderful time, all these years.

    My question pertains to perhaps the most illusive figure over the last 14 years, and the upcoming release. I've seen (especially in the past six years) a true fan demand for a proper Death Star 2 Luke Jedi figure. Now, when I say proper, like most do, I think along the lines of figures like VOTC Han, Pilot Obi-Wan, etc. The truly great figures that Hasbro is fully capable of releasing. Hell, look at the upcoming Malikili figure...

    Why are we subject to such releases? I had read in various forms of media (online, magazines, etc.) Darryl Depriest himself praising this figure as the seemingly 'end-all' Jedi Luke's. I haven't seen any sort of general consensus amongst SirSteve posters, and I'm wondering what the stance is on these boards. Over at RS it's been made clear what the stance is on this figure, and with the recent Hasbro Q&A response about how this DS2 Luke Jedi is going to be it for now, how do you feel? You, the consumer, who's had the pleasure of figures like VOTC Chewie or Boba Fett, feel about this release of Luke Skywalker in such an iconic outfit?

    I'm just trying to understand if it's just me, or us as a whole. Maybe my standards are too high? I don't think so. Not when I've seen what they can do. Hell, look at how nice 2004's Jabba's Palace Luke Jedi was. How could they revert?!

    Thanks for taking the time!

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    I am incredibly disappointed by what we saw at Comic Con. There are numerous problems with what we've seen, but at the same time, the Q&A from today says that we've yet to see the real thing, apparently that was just a demo and the real thing will have much tighter joints. To be perfectly honest the joints was only a small problem, the huge chest is one of my biggest complaints and I'm not entirely sold on this whole flap up flap down clip on piece solution either. I will buy one. If I get it out of the package and like it, I'll probably buy a few more.
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    Well, they say that the prototype shown at SDCC wasn't the final version of the figure, so I'm going to wait until I actually have the figure in my hand before I pass final judgement. I actually think the face sculpt is one of the better Luke likenesses from the photos.
    "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

  4. #4
    I'm continually dissapointed in any ROTJ Luke.

    Shame, they've done well enough with PT Obi Wan so I know it's possible to do a good figure....

    I'll pass on broad-chest Lukie, but the ANH Luke (Jedi pack) shows promise....
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    I'm just not sure if this is the best they can do. The shoulders are huge. Hopefully the final one will look better, but I'm not counting on it. You can tell he's based mostly on the 2007 and 2008 figures, but those both had extra clothing that covered up the big shoulders to a point. We'll see.
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  6. #6
    Well I'm posting in the thread at RS so my feelings should be clear. This 09 figure is s**t, just like the TAC figure was. I agree though I haven't noticed much of a consensus here at SirSteves and this seems to be the first dedicated thread on the matter.

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    [FONT=Courier New]I never even noticed the head scuplt. I was too distracted by the spindly legs which look like calves were attached to the wrong thighs.[/FONT]
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  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by ROTJLuke View Post
    Look at how nice 2004's Jabba's Palace Luke Jedi was. How could they revert?
    I thought the 2004 Jabba Palace Luke was terrible. The hands can't properly hold anything. The cloth good robe frays and looks as bad as all of the cloth goods. The dye from the robe has over time stained the face of the figure.

    And this new DSII Luke is bad too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Droid View Post
    I thought the 2004 Jabba Palace Luke was terrible. The hands can't properly hold anything. The cloth good robe frays and looks as bad as all of the cloth goods. The dye from the robe has over time stained the face of the figure.

    And this new DSII Luke is bad too.
    The hands is a good point. What the heck is up with that one claw hand he's got? It looks terrible.
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  10. #10
    I'm still waiting to see what the final product will look like before I make up my mind. But it is disappointing based on what we've seen thus far. About the only positive thing I can say about it is on the carded image we got awhile back, the headsculpt seemed pretty good.

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