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Old March 26 2013, 10:00 PM   #2656
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

Oh, you know the collecting community. "Darth Vader looks a lot better with a soft goods cape....rubber and plastic cloaks never look right."

It's a battle that will never end even if the manufacturers decided to choose one style or the other and stick with it.
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Old March 26 2013, 10:03 PM   #2657
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I just remember horrible monstrosities like the VOTC Luke, and know which side of the debate I come down firmly on.
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Old March 26 2013, 10:06 PM   #2658
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Yeah, Hasbro did pretty much kill off the "Farmboy Luke in soft goods" concept after the 2004 VOTC figure came out to very mixed and unflattering reviews. The plastic figure himself looks very good for one that was designed almost a decade ago, but that baggy fabric tunic just never looks right.

They tried. I'll give them ample credit and a salute for trying to put out a definitive Tatooine Luke on a classic Kenner cardback, but soft goods are just a minefield. One of the few figures that looks great in a soft goods cloak is the 2011 Vintage Collection Fi-Ek Sirch, the Nikto Jedi from Episode II.
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Old March 26 2013, 10:19 PM   #2659
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The fact that we've not had a Defiant yet from them is indeed a travesty...although I do expect they'll be announcing that we will be getting one in the next wave. Aside from the Enterprise-E (which is finally on it's way here now, I should get it in the next week or) the Defiant is the ship I want the most. I also expect that we could get an Enterprise-C finally as well.

That Nom Anor looks pretty good actually. I always liked him as a character. This might be a stupid question, but I've got a foggy memory when it comes to SW figures...did we ever get at Jacen/Darth Caedus figure?
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Old March 26 2013, 10:23 PM   #2660
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No, not that I can recall, not unless there's a Comic Book figure 2-pack that I'm completely forgetting about. There is a regular Jacen Solo action figure that came out in 2010 in one of the last waves of the Legacy Collection line and both it and he were a Toys 'R' Us exclusive in the United States, but that's the only Jacen figure that's been made thus far.
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Old March 26 2013, 10:27 PM   #2661
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Okay. For some reason I thought we had got one, but I suppose that I was remembering the one you mentioned. So many potentially great figures we could be getting...but nope
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Old March 26 2013, 10:30 PM   #2662
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Want a good chuckle or to do a spit take? Go to eBay and look up the Legacy Collection Jacen Solo along with his sister Jaina.

As hard-to-find EU characters from a limited run, exclusive wave that came out at the very tail end of a figure line they're....shall we say....pricey. The secondary market numbers for the Solo kids border on criminal.

Don't say I didn't warn you.
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Old March 26 2013, 11:37 PM   #2663
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I hope it's not the case, but with the new movies coming out, I have my doubts as to whether we'll ever see any figures from the post-ROTJ EU again.
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Old March 26 2013, 11:52 PM   #2664
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I'd been sort of wondering if anybody had any plans on making an Enterprise based on the Remastered TOS. I wonder if it would cost more than the regular TOS ship based on the original shooting model.
I'm not sure what you're asking? Are you talking about the JJ Prise or the one from the bluray version? There is already a version based on the HD editions.
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Old March 26 2013, 11:54 PM   #2665
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Not unless they come from the period between Jedi and Episode VII and don't contradict the background and events in the new film, and even then I don't know how gung-ho Hasbro is going to be about the Expanded Universe now that it's gone into cost-cutting mode and appears to be scaling back the total number of figures they want to make each year.

Except for the possibility of a few more realistically-styled Clone Wars figures here and there (which they'd already been talking about for some time) I don't see them touching anything that isn't seen in one of the six existing Episodes or an upcoming television project.
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Old March 27 2013, 12:00 AM   #2666
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I'm not sure what you're asking? Are you talking about the JJ Prise or the one from the bluray version? There is already a version based on the HD editions.
No, an Enterprise based on the Remastered TOS from a few years back. Not the J.J. version from the altered timeline. I really like the nuEnterprise but I'm a classic fan first and foremost and if I were going to choose between the two I'll buy the iconic TOS starship first and come back for the other one later.
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Old March 27 2013, 12:03 AM   #2667
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i'd buy an Art Asylum Defiant instantly. Enterprise C too. and Reliant. and Prometheus...and about a half dozen others...
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Old March 27 2013, 12:26 AM   #2668
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Nom Anor is a great figure worth the attention he's gotten
The only downside is that he is radically out of scale with the Comic Pack Yuuzhan Vong.
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Old March 27 2013, 12:38 AM   #2669
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I noticed. It's glaring. But Hasbro's consistency track record when it comes to size is often a little sketchy.

They made a General Lando Calrissian figure in 2011 that's noticeably taller than a Sandstorm/Deleted Scene Lando that was released less than a year later. Chewbacca has also had figures of wildly varying height and build over the years....Hasbro didn't make its very first scale-accurate Chewie action figure until late 2000, five and a half years into the modern era and almost a quarter of a century after the very first Kenner figure hit stores.
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Old March 27 2013, 01:44 AM   #2670
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I'm not sure what you're asking? Are you talking about the JJ Prise or the one from the bluray version? There is already a version based on the HD editions.
No, an Enterprise based on the Remastered TOS from a few years back. Not the J.J. version from the altered timeline. I really like the nuEnterprise but I'm a classic fan first and foremost and if I were going to choose between the two I'll buy the iconic TOS starship first and come back for the other one later.
How is the "remastered version" different from the version that is on the bluray disks? As I mentioned there is already an "HD version" that is based on the one on the blu ray remastered editions.
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