The Star Wars Toy Thread
Posted 31 August 2013 - 07:52 PM
The blades are removable, so you can do the full, one-bladed lightsaber with his Tatooine garb. His poseability with the hood is a bit limited, however.
Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:52 PM
Ill have to be fairly selective with the 6" figures, but there are a few characters that have a lot of potential. I'm hoping they get round to Jedi Luke soon-ish. And I suppose I'll need Fett next wave. That should be a joy to find.
Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:09 PM
In other news, I got my Vintage Collection Royal Guard. Glad I planned on opening him. Amazon packaging is so... well, let's just say that at least the figure was perfectly fine. I'm gonna have to research more to find out who this is under the mask.
EDIT: I really hope this guy gets a re-release or at least a Throne Room battle pack or something. Easily my favourite version thus far - just too expensive to army build. Damn it, I wish I hadn't left my Kir Kanos and Carnor Jax in storage.
Edited by Betty Nor, 03 September 2013 - 06:10 PM.
Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:53 PM
The ankle tilts are nice, but I wish the feet could rotate. Other than that I think their articulation is serviceable.
They fit in with Figuarts/Tamashii stuff pretty well.(only other action figure line I really collect)
I was expecting them to be a bit bigger based on the other times I've experimented with American six inch figures.
A bit of a side note, getting Maul's uncovered head on was a little painful. Not sure how often I'll be switching that out.
edit: I know they're focusing on the movies, but I hope we can get someone from Clone Wars, Rex or Ahsoka would be preferable to me, sooner rather than later.
Edited by Silent_Magnus, 06 September 2013 - 07:24 PM.
Posted 07 September 2013 - 12:39 AM
Looking at that Vintage figure, I think I get what they were going for, but the execution is..yeah.
(I say Ahsoka and Rex because they seem like the most plausible, but my dream Clone Wars figure is Professor Huyang)
Posted 07 September 2013 - 01:37 AM
I'd imagine the first, and probably only, for at least the first 10 waves, EU-crossover character will be Aayla Secura.
Posted 07 September 2013 - 02:19 AM
Personally I think it's as important* as both of the trilogies, and I enjoyed it more than either them.
For reference, my perspective is as someone who grew up with the prequels. I was 8 years old when Phantom Menace came out, and I didn't see the original trilogy in it's entirety until a couple years after that.
edit: Sorry if I'm bringing up stuff that's been talked to death on other boards. Right now this is on my only outlet for this kind of discussion.
edit2:*Important to the fiction I mean. Obviously nothing will be able to touch the level of impact the original trilogy had on our culture.
Edited by Silent_Magnus, 07 September 2013 - 02:44 AM.
Posted 07 September 2013 - 04:40 AM
Am I dead inside?
Posted 07 September 2013 - 06:37 AM
I think the biggest reason is that pretty much 99% of figures released will eventually be re-released and with better accessories and articulation. I got tired of buying the same characters over and over again. The only figures that seem to be exempt are EU figures, which have become the only ones of interest to me lately, and with distribution being what it is now, I really don't want to spend ~$30-50 for the odd 3 3/4" figure that I want.
Of course, I'm still a whore for all things Royal Guard so if Black Series ever makes one of those, I will definitely snatch it up.
Wouldn't mind a Super Articulated Kir Kanos/Carnor Jax re-do, either.
...but again EU stuff normally doesn't get a second go.
Posted 07 September 2013 - 05:08 PM
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