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Old June 9 2012, 12:29 AM   #646
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NEW photo of the boxed and loose Vintage Collection AT-ST Scout Walker! This picture is of the European packaging, but is more or less the same as the Kmart-exclusive AT-ST box that will be coming out this fall.

This appears to be a repaint of the last AT-ST Walker, which in the States was a Target exclusive vehicle a couple of years ago. I believe that one came with an AT-ST Driver figure, whereas this release won't. Still, the packaging is gorgeous!

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Old June 9 2012, 07:05 PM   #647
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LOL@Hasbor gonzos posing the legs backwards.
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Old June 9 2012, 07:37 PM   #648
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I noticed.

I sincerely hope the actual toy inside the box hasn't been screwed up like that. Hasbro's capable of some really dumb things given their recent track record, but reversing the AT-ST's chicken legs would cause the collecting boards to go up like the Death Star. Knowing Kmart they'll charge about thirty-five or forty bucks for this thing, and that's a lot of scratch to spend for a toy with a major manufacturing error.
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Old June 9 2012, 07:38 PM   #649
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^Looks like the legs are on right, just posed wrong. It reminds me of years back when the Iron Man movie toy line was coming out. The promo pics for some strange reason had Iron Man wearing one of his shoulder pads on his head. Oh, Hasbro.

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Old June 9 2012, 07:45 PM   #650
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Could be. Maybe you're right. It's hard to tell with some toy companies sometimes.
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Old June 10 2012, 02:56 AM   #651
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A shot of the incredible ARTFX+ "Darth Vader: The Return of Anakin Skywalker" from Kotobukiya, an upcoming release from the company that, as you can see, comes complete with a removable helmet to reveal the pale and deeply scarred visage of Anakin Skywalker as portrayed by the late, great Sebastian Shaw.

According to collector sites, this will be released in December.

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Old June 10 2012, 03:49 AM   #652
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^"Impressive. Most impressive."
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Old June 10 2012, 07:27 AM   #653
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I agree! That might be the best reproduction of Sebastian Shaw's Anakin Skywalker face I think I've ever seen anywhere.

On another SW note...here are the five Tarkin action figures released between 1997(far left) and 2012(far right). From left to right:

Grand Moff Tarkin(POTF2, 1997)
Tarkin(Episode III, 2005)
Grand Moff Tarkin(Death Star Briefing exclusive multipack, 2006)
Tarkin(Comic Book two-pack, 2007)
Grand Moff Tarkin(The Vintage Collection, 2012)



For all the flaws of the new Vintage Tarkin what with his controversial soft goods trim and pale skin coloring he's still head and shoulders above the others...for the most part.
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Old June 10 2012, 11:17 AM   #654
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Old June 10 2012, 04:21 PM   #655
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This could very well be the most badass thing I've seen in at least a week.
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Old June 10 2012, 06:18 PM   #656
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For all the flaws of the new Vintage Tarkin what with his controversial soft goods trim and pale skin coloring he's still head and shoulders above the others...for the most part.
I'm gonna disagree. There is not one single solitary thing about the new Tarkin that works for me.
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Old June 10 2012, 07:43 PM   #657
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The forums over at Rebelscum have pics from a guy who customized his own Tarkin using pieces of the new figure as well as parts from a 2008 Captain Needa. It doesn't look too bad. He replaced the soft goods skirt with Needa's plastic one.
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Gollum looks like he's scared of Judge Dredd
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I saw the Stallone film. I'd be scared, too. And not for the right reasons.
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Old June 10 2012, 10:35 PM   #660
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For all the flaws of the new Vintage Tarkin what with his controversial soft goods trim and pale skin coloring he's still head and shoulders above the others...for the most part.
Relative to the line it was released in, the ROTS Tarkin is the best one. The Vintage one doesn't even look like Cushing.

My Y-Wing arrived this weekend. Having never owned one, I never realised how huge they are. It's taking pride and place on top of my bookshelf. As an aside, my Revenge Boba Fett arrived too. Easily the best Fett figure to date.
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