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Old 01-25-2012, 03:41 PM   #11
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Re: The Phantom Menace Vintage Collection Figures Released in Canada

I got the following figs @ TRU London last night:

Amidala
Ratts Tyrell & Pit Droid
Daultay Dofine
Naboo Royal Guard

I also got the Republic Clone Troopers battle pack. They had the Rebel Heroes and Geonosis Arena Battle battle packs as well but I didn't want them.

They had the four reboxed Class II vehicles on shelf as well:

Sith Interceptor
AAT Trade Federation Tank
Sebulba's Pod Racer
Anakin Skywalker's Pod Racer

The four of those looked like straight repacks so I didn't splurge on any of them.
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:41 PM   #12
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Re: The Phantom Menace Vintage Collection Figures Released in Canada

Daul Maul, Qui Gon, and Obi Wan are my must haves! Too bad the 2 Jedis don't have ball-hinged hips, they'd be the perfect versions to have. I'm actually rather surprised that both don't come with their lightsaber hilt, I thought that was standard issued for SW figures now.
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:55 PM   #13
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Darth maul best fig of this line.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:46 PM   #14
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Too bad the 2 Jedis don't have ball-hinged hips, they'd be the perfect versions to have. .
This has been a topic of discussion amoungst Star Wars collectors since they started doing the G.I.Joe hips on some of the figures.

To me its throws the visual appearance of the toy off giving it something of a diaper like appearance. The trade off of course being that the ball joint hips are more posable.

While ball jointed hips don't stop me from buying a figure they don't look like they fit in with the rest of my collection when displayed.

Thus my TCW's Mandalorians get their own special shelf so they don't look as silly(to me) when posed alongside their other Mandalorian counterparts with the more sculpted, less posable, mid sections.
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:21 PM   #15
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Hasbro can do BJ hips without affecting the aesthetics (e.g. RotJ TVC Jedi Luke) but yeah, so far their track record with them hasn't been great. More failures than successes, eventually they'll perfect it. Probably not until RotS3d though! They always milk a sculpt for as long as they can before releasing a new version that upgrades it big enough that we all have to rebuy it again.
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:06 AM   #16
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Re: The Phantom Menace Vintage Collection Figures Released in Canada

I did ultimately go back and get the AAT. It is in fact not a repack but a repaint and an updated mold.

For the first time the cockpit doesn't have the stupid flipping good/dead droid, there's an actual seat for a figure in there now.

The paint at first glance looks like two previous versions, but it's yet another full variant deco. That brings me up to 7 obvious variants on the AAT on my shelves.
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:39 PM   #17
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This has been a topic of discussion amoungst Star Wars collectors since they started doing the G.I.Joe hips on some of the figures.

To me its throws the visual appearance of the toy off giving it something of a diaper like appearance. The trade off of course being that the ball joint hips are more posable.

While ball jointed hips don't stop me from buying a figure they don't look like they fit in with the rest of my collection when displayed.

Thus my TCW's Mandalorians get their own special shelf so they don't look as silly(to me) when posed alongside their other Mandalorian counterparts with the more sculpted, less posable, mid sections.
Hmm, I dunno, I think Hasbro have been doing a good job incorporating ball-hinged hips. Eg. Bespin Luke and Jedi Luke. It would be nice to get them on the prequel Jedis, since their robes can hide it anyway.

Ahh, and a sale can't come soon enough. $10.99 at TRU is a rip off!
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:50 AM   #18
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Ahh, and a sale can't come soon enough. $10.99 at TRU is a rip off!
So true. However, if I do see Darth Maul, I'll buy him even at $10.99 and just hope that there is a SW sale within the 14 day price adjustment period. I've always wanted a more articulated version of him so I'll take the chance.
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:17 PM   #19
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The articulation on the new Maul is terrible. I can't believe that passes for a "poseable" figure. That purchase was the last one I'll make from the star wars toyline until they start using proper elbows and knees.
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:12 PM   #20
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I saw these today. They were nice and I love the card art, but I'm more of a G.I. Joe fan so I passed.
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