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Old January 30 2013, 02:12 PM   #2071
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No removable helmets on Stormtroopers, please.
I've never understood this. I'm glad the feature is there for those who want it and for those who don't.... just keep the helmet on?
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Old January 30 2013, 02:29 PM   #2072
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I'm okay with them, too....I just think a lot of collectors have gotten tired of them over the last five or six years given how many removable helmet troopers have been made.
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Old January 30 2013, 03:04 PM   #2073
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I think every trooper should have a removable helmet. Every Boba Fett too (*gasp!*)
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Old January 30 2013, 05:27 PM   #2074
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The 3.75” Boba and Jango Fetts with removable helmets are usually pretty solid and even great figures, that's for sure.
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Old January 30 2013, 05:42 PM   #2075
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My objection to the removable helmet is one of aesthetic. Often times the helmet can create a bobblehead look when it's on (or the flipside where the unmasked head is a pin head.) Sometimes as well, the material used is a softer one, and thus some sculpting detail is lost.
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Old January 30 2013, 05:49 PM   #2076
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And, of course, many of the Vintage Collection Clone and Stormie helmets would turn yellow or green thanks to the inferior plastic being used in earlier production runs of many of those figures. I've seen otherwise magnificent, excellent Stormtroopers on classic Kenner cardbacks almost completely ruined by helmets that looked like Lemonhead candies.
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Old January 30 2013, 10:32 PM   #2077
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Interesting thing about Stormtrooper helmets.

As a kid, I got the original Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper disguise with the removeable helmet back when it was initially released (Yay!).
http://www.toyarchive.com/STAForSale...mtrooper1a.jpg

Unfortunately, my grandma cleaned my room while I was at school and thew away a bag I had containing all the weapons of every Star Wars figure I had at the time, including the helmet of the aforementioned Luke in Stormtrooper disguise (Nooooo!)

For several years, Luke had no helmet. I was able to gradually replace most of the weapons from new figures I got over time (unfortunately,I had to use colored toothpicks for lightsabers though, but I digress), but in the pre-eBay years, replacing Luke's helmet was essentially impossible for me.

As luck would have it, eventually Kenner (or was it Hasbro?) released a series of accessory kits for various figures, including one for Stormtroopers that featured spare helmets, blaster rifles, and holsters. Suffice it to say, I made sure my previously poor Stormtrooper Luke was finally stylin' in full gear.
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Old January 30 2013, 10:38 PM   #2078
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Those accessory kits and sets were awesome. I rarely had any use for any of the helmets, weapons or gear but it was nice to have them on-hand just in case. You never knew if you'd drop a helmet, blaster or force pike into the shag carpet or down a hole and they'd be gone.
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Old January 30 2013, 11:51 PM   #2079
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I posted this in the desk top thread, but I feel it's relevant here, too. The current state of my desk:


So much awesomeness on display.
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Old January 30 2013, 11:55 PM   #2080
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You got that right. Lovin' the Bishoujou Jaina Solo.

Derpy doesn't hurt, either.
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Old January 31 2013, 03:36 AM   #2081
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I am loving the Movie Masters MOS pics that were posted in the "Superman" film thread. The Superman figure looks ten times better than "The Dark Knight Rises" Batman which I ultimately passed on even though I was going to originally pick it up. Zod looks great even though he doesn't have his goatee...so does Jor-El.
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Old January 31 2013, 03:41 AM   #2082
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Yeah, I'm impressed. I just hope that they look that good when they make it to production.
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Old January 31 2013, 05:29 AM   #2083
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I just took a look at the Superman pics you guys mentioned. Very nice. Superman figures and figurines often have a sketchy, uneven track record but those look pretty sweet.
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Old January 31 2013, 06:06 AM   #2084
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Yeah I'm guessing the photos we saw are of prototypes? Especially since Zod looks like he is without his cape or overcoat get up we saw in the teaser trailer.
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Old January 31 2013, 06:16 AM   #2085
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Here's a hi-res closeup of the "Black Series" X-Wing Luke due out this fall.



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