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Old June 6 2012, 01:02 PM   #616
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The other middle one is the Ralph McQuirrie concept Luke Skywalker.
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Old June 6 2012, 01:04 PM   #617
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#2 is Cade Skywalker from a Comic Book 2-pack set, #3 is the McQuarrie Concept Luke Skywalker(an exclusive for the Star Wars Celebration IV convention not sold in retail stores) and #4 is a camouflaged AT-RT scout walker driver/pilot from the Kashyyyk(Wookiee homeworld)battle.

I'm not sure about #1, but if I had to guess it's a Kashyyyk Marine or Trooper from a Comic Book 2-pack set. Hope this helps!
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Old June 6 2012, 07:22 PM   #618
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Hot Toys teased a "The Dark Knight" Joker 2.0 release on their facebook page yesterday. It looked like the interrogation scene between Batman and Joker inside the GCPD headquarters.
I saw that, but the 2.0 would have to really wow me in for me to get it. As far as I'm concerned, Hot Toys has already nailed the Heath Ledger Joker:






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Old June 6 2012, 07:24 PM   #619
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Creeeeeeepy.

But I love 'em!
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Old June 6 2012, 07:26 PM   #620
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Yeah, you stare into those eyes long enough and you do get creeped right the hell out.

They're just fantastic figures, though.
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Old June 7 2012, 12:51 AM   #621
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A brand new, hi-res photo of the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Carbon Freezing Chamber figure set which contains seven figures, six of which will later be available(theoretically) at mass retail on these special "Lost Line" retro cardbacks.

The figures included with the convention-exclusive freezing chamber-styled container(available nowhere else but in San Diego) will be:

*Episode I: Jar Jar Binks
*Episode II: Clone Trooper Lieutenant
*Episode III: Shock Trooper
*Episode IV: Sandtrooper
*Episode V: Princess Leia in Bespin Gown
*Episode VI: Darth Vader with Emperor's Wrath Lightning Bolts
*Convention exclusive, tongue-in-cheek Jar Jar in Carbonite Block

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Old June 7 2012, 01:27 AM   #622
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Is that what that is, it looked like some sort of Cthulhu Vader from the picture.

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Old June 7 2012, 01:34 AM   #623
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Is that what that is, it looked like some sort of Cthulhu Vader from the picture.
Now THAT would be a hell of an action figure.
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Old June 7 2012, 02:10 AM   #624
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Yeah, it does sort of look that way from the inconvenient angle. You guys should suggest that one to Hasbro.
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Old June 7 2012, 03:11 AM   #625
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Do we really need more Jar Jar figures? Or do people buy them to destroy them out of hate thus creating a market for the character?
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Old June 7 2012, 03:16 AM   #626
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I don't have a CLUE why the Carbonite Jar Jar was made, except that Skywalker Ranch in California supposedly has a life-size version of this hanging on an office wall and some folks at Hasbro and Lucasfilm though it might make for a quirky, weird collectible for the fans.

The regular Jar Jar at the bottom doesn't look too bad. It's supposed to be the best Jar Jar figure ever made with the most screen-accurate likeness, 14 points of articulation and a fabric skirt around his waist. It'll sell like hotcakes in large part because the current Vintage Collection line of premium figures is so hard to find at retail, but that Carbonite one is just...well...pretty lame and a complete waste of tooling and sculpting dollars that would have been much better spent on, say, a new and premium Jawa or Emperor Palpatine. Anything but this stupid turd.
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Old June 7 2012, 12:45 PM   #627
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I don't have a CLUE why the Carbonite Jar Jar was made, except that Skywalker Ranch in California supposedly has a life-size version of this hanging on an office wall and some folks at Hasbro and Lucasfilm though it might make for a quirky, weird collectible for the fans.
It was probably in response to the internet hate many fans had for Jar-Jar that prompted that to begin with.

Q: Which character would you like to see put away in carbon freeze forever?
A: Jar-Jar Binks.
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Old June 7 2012, 12:46 PM   #628
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The Bespin Leia headsculpt is atrocious. They should've got the guy who did the Hoth Leia sculpt.

The Jar Jar figure is annoying because he's in a larger scale than the recently release Gungan warrior(!).

Jar Jar in Carbonite is also an Easter Egg in The Force Unleased 2. Which I guess makes it canon?

As an aside, I won an old TAC Y-Wing on eBay for a tenner. Never had a Y-Wing before!

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Old June 7 2012, 04:18 PM   #629
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Nice! Congrats! Believe it or not, I don't own a Y-Wing. Ships and vehicles have never been a strong focus for me so I own relatively few of them. And as much as I love the retro '80s-looking black and sliver boxes of the new Vintage Collection vehicles, the first three of 2012 are either Prequel or Clone Wars and just lazy repacks with few if any changes from their previous releases. Plus, Clone Wars and Prequel ships and vehicles don't really do much if anything for me.

I do, however, want this gorgeous thing. It'll be a K-Mart exclusive here in the States sometime this fall around the time of the election:



There are also rumors on a couple of collectors' sites that there will be a Vintage Collection-boxed Endor AT-AT Walker and a JEDI Speeder Bike with reproductions of the original 1983/84 packaging styles.

Behold the possible gloriousness

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I don't have a CLUE why the Carbonite Jar Jar was made, except that Skywalker Ranch in California supposedly has a life-size version of this hanging on an office wall and some folks at Hasbro and Lucasfilm though it might make for a quirky, weird collectible for the fans.
It was probably in response to the internet hate many fans had for Jar-Jar that prompted that to begin with.

Q: Which character would you like to see put away in carbon freeze forever?
A: Jar-Jar Binks.
Yeah, I wouldn't doubt it. But the OFFICIAL reason is because of the wall art hanging at Skywalker Ranch. Unofficially, I'm sure the Jar Jar hate had a lot to do with it.
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Old June 7 2012, 05:27 PM   #630
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I'm totally picking up the new speeder bike. I got the larger AT-ST in the Attack Of Hoth battle pack. It's a great vehicle.

The only Vintage Collection vehicle I own is the Rebel Armored Snowspeeder.
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