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Old January 29 2013, 08:41 PM   #2056
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We're supposed to get eight of them this year, including an R2-D2, Sandtrooper and Darth Maul. I'm all Sandtroopered out to be frank....I'm just glad the VC112 Vintage Sandtrooper was incredible....but I'm willing to give an articulated 6" Sandy a shot. And a 6" Artoo might open up lots of possibilities for added droid tools and features they can't fit onto a smaller figure.
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Old January 29 2013, 11:31 PM   #2057
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And apparently the brand new 3.75" line that will replace the cancelled Droid Factory will also use the "Black Series" template and logos.
3.75-inch Forever.
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Old January 29 2013, 11:35 PM   #2058
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3.75” has been around for most of the last thirty-five years. It's not going anywhere anytime soon.
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Old January 29 2013, 11:47 PM   #2059
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The news has just broken:

Star Wars: The Black Series.

6" scale figures due out later in 2013. They'll be carried alongside the 3.75" figure lines.

Urgh, why? Looks more like Steve Irwin than Mark Hamill.
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Old January 29 2013, 11:58 PM   #2060
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Crikey!!
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Old January 30 2013, 12:30 AM   #2061
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Ok, ok, buzz has calmed down.

Of course, I will still love and cherish and buy the 3 3/4 inch figures. I've just been waiting for Star Wars in this scale since forever. Now I'll just have two Star Wars (er, 3 if you count my Sideshow and Hot Toys) collections going.
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Old January 30 2013, 01:06 AM   #2062
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If the 6" Sandtrooper is anything like the most recent Vintage Collection figure then we're in for a major treat. Imagine that level of deco and detail on a 6" figure, and with a blaster that also has a folding stock!

I wonder if it would have a removable helmet with a Temuera Morrison clone head underneath or if they'll just have a non-removable one so some fans don't complain about mixing Prequel Clone lore with classic OT characters.
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Old January 30 2013, 01:10 AM   #2063
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No removable helmets on Stormtroopers, please. By that point, the clones were mostly phased out, anyways. Most Stormtroopers were recruits by the time of the OT.
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Old January 30 2013, 01:18 AM   #2064
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Not like that's stopped Hasbro before, but yeah. By the twentieth year of the Empire's reign most of the Jango clones had been phased out of duty or died. I personally would prefer that they not have removable helmets or - if they do - they have different heads underneath to reflect the presence of newer clones and civilian recruits in the Imperial military.
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Old January 30 2013, 01:24 AM   #2065
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Oh gees... I can't tell you how much I am want those 6" Star Wars figures. I think I just had a stroke or something.

(And I find it ironic that my first post in like two years is about toys.)
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Old January 30 2013, 03:30 AM   #2066
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oh damn. looks like i'm gonna have to get back into collecting Star Wars toys.
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Old January 30 2013, 04:22 AM   #2067
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[Pacino] Every time you think you're out, they pull you back in.... [/Pacino]
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Old January 30 2013, 04:48 AM   #2068
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[Pacino] Every time you think you're out, they pull you back in.... [/Pacino]
they really do. i haven't bought any new Star Wars toys since 08. picked up a few used figures at flea markets and such though.
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Old January 30 2013, 04:50 AM   #2069
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As long as you don't have to pick up one of everything since 2008 you'll be okay. The Vintage Collection in retro '70s and '80s packaging, for example, has had no fewer than about 125 carded action figures since late 2010.

My recommendation: start new from this point forward.
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Old January 30 2013, 01:56 PM   #2070
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The buzz may be dying down here but online the reactions are a mix of thankful and excited and on the flip side mortified that a new line that costs $19.99 has been started. There's a lot of skepticism and resistance to 6” Star Wars product due to how unevenly and even ineptly Hasbro has handled collectibles of this scale in the past.
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