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GNT
07-21-2017, 04:28 PM
Hasbro will be releasing a new Luke with Wampa most likely in the TLJ packaging.

Any thoughts on this set?

Otter
07-21-2017, 06:59 PM
Pretty keen. Especially if there is a tauntaun to follow.

Otter
07-21-2017, 07:02 PM
Though I could do without the blood.

Masterfett
07-21-2017, 07:05 PM
Well, I've been wanting a new Wampa for some time. Sadly it's in the wrong line..

SGT_A
07-21-2017, 07:50 PM
Well, I've been wanting a new Wampa for some time. Sadly it's in the wrong line..

It's a scaled down version of TBS 6" Wampa, fully articulated

DarkManX
07-21-2017, 10:06 PM
looks pretty good. The hoth wave is gonna make a lot of money off me.

Maverick10126
07-21-2017, 11:26 PM
The wampa looks pretty good but I already have the Saga one which I love. Tough call. Is that Luke the same as the MS Luke sculpt? I can't tell....legs look slightly different.

I know it's not SA but I still prefer the MS sculpt over TVC sculpt. For starters he's the correct height.

Deak_Starkiller
07-22-2017, 01:43 AM
Wampa: "Hey look at me, I'm a couple of inches taller than the rest of you and I get super articulation treatment!"

jim
07-22-2017, 01:58 AM
I'm not convinced the extractable arm, but I'll buy it for sure. It will be perfect next to my luke and tauntaun of TVC

http://www.rebelscum.com/2017-San-Diego-Comic-Con/San-Diego-Comic-Con-2017-Star-Wars-Hasbro-Friday/San-Diego-Comic-Con-2017-Star-Wars-Hasbro-Friday-030.jpg

Deak_Starkiller
07-22-2017, 02:32 AM
Unless the pin connecting the elbow to the bicep is easily pulled away (not really the same thing though). I don't know, Disney might have this ethic with dismemberment nowadays.

Jaeger45
07-22-2017, 06:10 AM
Looks great! I wish it was packed separately from 5poa Luke though. Donate after opening.

No no disrespect to the sculptor, I'm just not into 5poa when there are better options.

expedestrians
07-22-2017, 06:36 AM
Anyone know what the price point will be on this. Seems to be inbetween the standard 2-packs and the creature pack (Rathtar)

mandalore9998
07-22-2017, 06:41 AM
Anyone know what the price point will be on this. Seems to be inbetween the standard 2-packs and the creature pack (Rathtar)

There's the possibility that it can be packaged in the same sized box as the Rathtar. It just needs to be packed sideways.

Sybeck1
07-22-2017, 07:33 AM
Wampa is the only buy of the show. Surprised they didn't hold for vintage packaging for it. The little stick man will be thrown in the trash though

Deak_Starkiller
07-22-2017, 08:12 AM
Looks great! I wish it was packed separately from 5poa Luke though. Donate after opening.

No no disrespect to the sculptor, I'm just not into 5poa when there are better options.

But I'm just betting there's going to be a 5POA Tautaun in the works, complete with figure hatch and fake legs on saddle, Hasbro-style!

Masterfett
07-22-2017, 12:02 PM
It's a scaled down version of TBS 6" Wampa, fully articulated
Great news! I stumbled upon a pic of it later, and it does look good. I'm glad they went this route, seems a nice blending of the two lines.
Hope they can keep this trend for other figures :whistling: Krell :whistling:

darth_sidious
07-22-2017, 04:04 PM
The Wampa looks great, but they just released a 5 POA HOTH Luke a few years ago - not happy about that choice. I would have preferred a random Hoth Rebel over Luke at this point.

Vatta
07-22-2017, 06:32 PM
Wampa is the only buy of the show. Surprised they didn't hold for vintage packaging for it. The little stick man will be thrown in the trash though

When I first heard there was a new Wampa yesterday, I immedately thought it must be TVC. How awesome would that have been in a Kenner box. Oh well, missed opportunity for Hasbro there. But I'll still get one, I hadn't gotten the last Wampa and had been holding out hoping they would give it a proper update.

Masterfett
07-22-2017, 10:49 PM
When I first heard there was a new Wampa yesterday, I immedately thought it must be TVC. How awesome would that have been in a Kenner box. Oh well, missed opportunity for Hasbro there.
Or not, you know how thy like repacks. This figure has the ability to be in some multipack with some Hoth Rebels, I'm thinking Echo Base deleted scene. lol
Honestly, this guy screams cave dio. If Hasbro did that sort of thing.

While I think some other fogure that Luke would ahe been more appealing. You have to remember that he was the only one that had an interaction with a Wampa.

Idpullthecurtain
07-23-2017, 02:15 AM
this isn't a priority for me, since the previous Wampa is still great. But I am happy with an update. I will probably get it. They should have done a Luke variant instead of the same Hoth Luke figure. That is a missed opportunity and there are a couple of cool choices they could have gone with.

Vatta
07-23-2017, 03:17 AM
Or not, you know how thy like repacks. This figure has the ability to be in some multipack with some Hoth Rebels, I'm thinking Echo Base deleted scene. lol
Honestly, this guy screams cave dio. If Hasbro did that sort of thing.

While I think some other fogure that Luke would ahe been more appealing. You have to remember that he was the only one that had an interaction with a Wampa.

Hey your right they could go with the deleted scene, include that poor Snowtrooper that had an interaction with a Wampa. A three pack with Wampa, Snowtrooper and C-3PO with torn warning sign accessory lol.

my_kind_of_scum
07-23-2017, 07:53 AM
I'll probably get this but the last Wampa was pretty good (and I have no desire for that awful Luke), so it's a maybe at this point.

Deak_Starkiller
07-23-2017, 10:35 AM
I don't see characters in deleted scenes marketed for this line frankly unless there is some kind of labeling similarly done to the vintage collection Blu-ray deleted scene figures to denote it. OTOH, since the latter is targeted for a different market, an SA snowtrooper, Hoth trooper and/or Threepio would be OK.

Masterfett
07-23-2017, 11:12 AM
It wouldn't have to be marketed as a Deleted scene, it would only be a nod to those in the know. The average consumer would just see Wampa, Snowtrooper etc.
Which would likely sell regardless.

The one I'm most interested in is the cave w/scarred Luke. Hasbro did the "accessory" version for SAGA Luke and Wampa, but that was kind of lacking. I think the cave cut in half with Luke hanging would be cool! I know that Cinema Scenes and themes Multipacks are over with so it would never happen.

Upon further inspection, i wish they would have given him wrists. It seems missing since he's got knees and anles elbows. And only standard shoulders. I imagine because the arm falls off.

DarkArtist
07-24-2017, 08:53 AM
loving the look of the Wampa. I still have both the original Kenner version as well as the 90's version and the Saga Deluxe version too but this one looks too good to pass up.. plus Luke looks to be a decent upgrade from the original 5POA version.

ctonra
07-24-2017, 08:58 AM
Looks like a great update on the Wampa

ReturnoftheJedi
07-24-2017, 05:17 PM
I'm not convinced the extractable arm, but I'll buy it for sure. It will be perfect next to my luke and tauntaun of TVC

http://www.rebelscum.com/2017-San-Diego-Comic-Con/San-Diego-Comic-Con-2017-Star-Wars-Hasbro-Friday/San-Diego-Comic-Con-2017-Star-Wars-Hasbro-Friday-030.jpg

That looks very promising. I may not have a Kenner Wampa, but maybe some day, you'll never know.

lordtyrannus
07-25-2017, 02:52 PM
This is a pleasant surprise and looks every bit as nice as the 6" one. Love it!


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Trooper31
07-26-2017, 08:53 AM
Yeah, I'm defintely getting this one.

Idpullthecurtain
08-21-2017, 11:38 AM
what is it with Hasbro making this figure without the scarf? They have done this once before. Also it looks like he has the battle damaged face again (I think). It would have been nice to do the neutral version this time.

Deak_Starkiller
08-21-2017, 09:33 PM
I'm almost beginning to think the Wampa and Probot were supposed to come out during the time the Mission Series packs were in full gear. The Saga Legends started out with figures with Class II vehicles to compliment which I think was the plan, but then suddenly the vehicle issuing just stopped. A neutral Luke would have been OK for the Mission Series, but the Mission Series Hoth Luke/Han just got me thinking about this.

CHEWIE
08-21-2017, 10:03 PM
I don't think so because this Wampa and Probe Droid are much higher quality than the toys that we're being put out at that time.

MysterioMaximus
08-21-2017, 10:20 PM
Yeah the Wampa and Probe Droid are, in essence, comparable to TVC line quality.

Deak_Starkiller
08-21-2017, 11:00 PM
Ok...I suppose it's promising in the sense they could see another release in TVC packaging. I could certainly use another Hoth turret. :D

Masterfett
08-21-2017, 11:35 PM
They were however likely part of an SA subset that never materialized. Then were dusted off for these hybrid sets.

Trooper31
08-22-2017, 07:00 AM
They were however likely part of an SA subset that never materialized. Then were dusted off for these hybrid sets.

That's a good point. I could see that.

MysterioMaximus
08-22-2017, 08:02 AM
Ok...I suppose it's promising in the sense they could see another release in TVC packaging. I could certainly use another Hoth turret. :D

Oh man! I would love to see that re-released. I got lucky and got the one Target Defense on Hoth, but more would rock!

Masterfett
08-22-2017, 05:51 PM
Man that set was neat! But I limited myself to just one. For starters it was a spendy set and I don't have space for a full on Hoth dio.

King_Goji
08-28-2017, 09:50 AM
So is this one of the sets that are supposed to be available on Force Friday?
It seems like it should be, since it was shown with all of the other stuff, but it's odd that no one has seen it put out early with the other stuff.

Maverick10126
08-28-2017, 10:24 AM
This is part of "wave 2" and will not be available on Friday.

King_Goji
08-28-2017, 02:29 PM
Thanks for the info!
I saw a Force Friday list, or two, that had this set included on it.
Good to know that it's not going to be out yet, before looking all over for it.

DarkManX
08-28-2017, 08:46 PM
Oh man! I would love to see that re-released. I got lucky and got the one Target Defense on Hoth, but more would rock!

Count me in too! Never had a modern one. Stick a rebel troop in and you got a nice set

CHEWIE
08-28-2017, 09:55 PM
Right, don't expect to see this right away, though could see some isolated reports of it showing up in stores pretty quickly... especially since it seems the Rathtar/Probe droid sets might move decent enough to warrant it (those are much better than the TFA and Rogue One packaged "deluxe" type offerings and hopefully won't collect so much dust on the pegs - Hasbro actually tried to put out something cool in this lineup).

Maverick10126
08-28-2017, 10:02 PM
The lineup is definitely better over all. Armor up was the worst and it doesn't look like any of these figs are going to be resistance troops or zuvios.

DarkManX
08-28-2017, 11:28 PM
Hasbro seems to have adapted well to collector complaints about the TFA line as well as the Nerf features.

CHEWIE
08-29-2017, 10:05 AM
Agreed... and one has to wonder how they ever thought any of that was a good idea in the first place? Goes to show that that they were banking more on kids/parents buying into the "gimmick" than actual good product. Hopefully the pendulum is swinging back towards the realm of common sense again.

HothHan
08-29-2017, 10:47 AM
Hasbro seems to have adapted well to collector complaints about the TFA line as well as the Nerf features.

Don't use logic and rational commentary here - it will get you blasted.

Deak_Starkiller
08-30-2017, 12:27 AM
Hasbro seems to have adapted well to collector complaints about the TFA line as well as the Nerf features.

I for one just hope that is REALLY the last time they do that kind of cross-merchandising. It just brought back nightmares when Hasbro line did that atrocious Built To Rule (BTR) line, of which was compatible with GI Joe figures. Even the Hasbro rep I used to work with admittedly told me that line was a lemon.

DarkManX
08-30-2017, 12:58 PM
I for one just hope that is REALLY the last time they do that kind of cross-merchandising. It just brought back nightmares when Hasbro line did that atrocious Built To Rule (BTR) line, of which was compatible with GI Joe figures. Even the Hasbro rep I used to work with admittedly told me that line was a lemon.


Nerf didn't bother me much and I actually thought it was a neat play feature for kids. But I'm very much in the minority of collectors that feel that way.

mandalorehunter
08-31-2017, 04:35 PM
i am unbelievably excited about this. finally, a 3.75 version comparative to the 6'' version!

Masterfett
09-01-2017, 10:15 AM
I'm a bit saddened this isn't out now though, it's one of the very few Items I actually will buy.

JGuar
09-01-2017, 08:55 PM
Anyone know the dpci for this set?

JGuar
09-01-2017, 09:21 PM
Wait - is this set even available in this first initial wave of stuff?

Masterfett
09-01-2017, 09:39 PM
NO, it wasn't. Per my above post. ^ ;)

Darth_Jawa
10-21-2017, 09:23 PM
Has there been any word as to when this set is going to be released? The Rathtar and Bala Tik sets are really warming the shelves in my area so I'm doubtful I'll be able to find Luke and the Wampa whenever it is released...

lordtyrannus
10-22-2017, 07:45 AM
Christmas will clear a lot of Wave 1 stuff amidst the movie hype. So we should see a lot of Wave 2 stuff in mid-late December and early January. Now a third wave (when there is one) is always sporadic in stores.


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ralltiir
10-29-2017, 06:07 AM
Would not be super surprised if it's Han Solo force friday either. holiday release would be logical, but so too would early April or whenever they're doing the prerelease, especially if that day is synched with the blue ray / DVD release of TLJ.

I wouldn't worry too much; no doubt it will be in all of our hands six months from now, if not sooner.

Masterfett
10-29-2017, 12:17 PM
Yeah it's tough to know when OT centric stuff will get released, when there's no movies to tie in with them. Or at least to know when to expect them.
It could be tomorrow, or after Han Solo.

It does compound the matter when it's the only thing you're looking forward to in the whole line though! :\

mandalore9998
11-06-2017, 01:43 PM
Jedi business has a new article up with a list of Hasbro release dates:

The Last Jedi Force Link 3.75" For Early 2018: - Luke Skywalker with Wampa
- Princess Leia Organa (Hoth Outfit)
- Finn (First Order Disguise) and Captain Phasma 2-pack
- Maz Kanata (with jetpack)
- C'Ai Threnalli

Darth_Sceptaurus
11-06-2017, 02:31 PM
So we basically have 3 single-carded figures announced so far this wave (assuming they are in the same wave). Wonder what the other 3 will be. Hopefully at least 2 new characters or outfits.

Idpullthecurtain
11-06-2017, 02:33 PM
So we basically have 3 single-carded figures announced so far this wave (assuming they are in the same wave). Wonder what the other 3 will be. Hopefully at least 2 new characters or outfits.

Palpatine may also be in that wave.

Masterfett
11-06-2017, 03:23 PM
This set is definitely one I'll buy just to make sure I get the Wampa! But all the others ccan wait for sales, which is good since the Holidays sales are coming.

R1G4R3PO
11-06-2017, 06:41 PM
Jedi business has a new article up with a list of Hasbro release dates:

The Last Jedi Force Link 3.75" For Early 2018: - Luke Skywalker with Wampa
- Princess Leia Organa (Hoth Outfit)
- Finn (First Order Disguise) and Captain Phasma 2-pack
- Maz Kanata (with jetpack)
- C'Ai Threnalli

there was a report on a collector site, whom I forget atm which one--sorry-- that upc for a new flametrooper basic figure was found in a wm computer, so that could be 5 figs in a wave. I know Hasbro basically said rebels was on hold but wasn't there rumors or a report that Forrest Wittaker hinted a cw saw g fig? if so, hey that could make 6 figs. And a nice mixed source wave. And just because Hasbro may have said that on on a specific date, that doesn't disqualify figs already in production prior to said date, but not yet released, ie could mean just new figs to be developed are on hold.

Idpullthecurtain
11-07-2017, 04:52 AM
there was a report on a collector site, whom I forget atm which one--sorry-- that upc for a new flametrooper basic figure was found in a wm computer, so that could be 5 figs in a wave. I know Hasbro basically said rebels was on hold but wasn't there rumors or a report that Forrest Wittaker hinted a cw saw g fig? if so, hey that could make 6 figs. And a nice mixed source wave. And just because Hasbro may have said that on on a specific date, that doesn't disqualify figs already in production prior to said date, but not yet released, ie could mean just new figs to be developed are on hold.
What a disappointing wave that would be! That lineup is missing a couple of big hitters.

Trooper31
11-07-2017, 08:56 AM
What a disappointing wave that would be! That lineup is missing a couple of big hitters.

They can always repack Kylo and Finn to take care of that.;)

Darth_Sceptaurus
11-08-2017, 07:59 AM
What a disappointing wave that would be! That lineup is missing a couple of big hitters. That would be an understatement. No new characters at all unless you count the Asty clone? Worst. Wave. Ever.

mandalore9998
11-08-2017, 08:42 AM
That would be an understatement. No new characters at all unless you count the Asty clone? Worst. Wave. Ever.

A possible Palpatine single-carded, another Flametrooper, and they'll probably carry forward someone from the General Leia wave. Disappointing wave.

DarthTyrannosaur
11-08-2017, 09:16 AM
If that picture posted from a convention is the Wampa that we're getting I am beyond stoked actually. Will be altogether a nice replacement to my PotF2 Wampa from way back before I took a bit of a break from collecting SW. I was considering going back and scooping up the Saga Wampa, but I might just do this instead actually if it's as nice as it looks.

As for the offerings lately, it has been scaled back dramatically and not as diverse as it used to be especially ever since Disney bought LucasFilm. That wasn't a slam to Disney or even Hasbro as it was more of an observation. I wonder if that is part of the reason and also due to action figures not being as popular as they used to be in the world given the advent of tablets and mobile devices. Nothing beats owning a hunk of plastic of your favorite thing though. I can only hope that action figures and collecting them doesn't go extinct entirely.

Warsaw_Wonder
12-03-2017, 11:34 PM
This new Wampa needs to hit shelves yesterday. Rathtars are clogging the pegs.

Ty
12-04-2017, 09:25 PM
I never liked the saga wampa so I've kept my POTF2 one in circulation. This one will be a welcome upgrade :grin:

Captain_Piet
12-05-2017, 08:00 AM
This new Wampa needs to hit shelves yesterday. Rathtars are clogging the pegs.

Tell that to Kanjiklub.

Masterfett
12-05-2017, 02:30 PM
Well, to be fair, there were three in the Movie. So Hasbro just assumed everyone would buy three each!

_Darren_
12-05-2017, 05:50 PM
This new Wampa needs to hit shelves yesterday. Rathtars are clogging the pegs.

Not in the UK!!!

Darren

DarthPete
12-06-2017, 07:28 AM
I heard King Prana is doing the case ratio's for the beast sets. He always thinks more rathtars is more impressive.

Rock
12-06-2017, 10:38 AM
That Wampa looks great!

Masterfett
12-06-2017, 10:13 PM
It would look even better in my collection! If they decide to ever ship this item, and it doesn't become Baze 2.0... :|

lordtyrannus
12-07-2017, 05:30 AM
It would look even better in my collection! If they decide to ever ship this item, and it doesn't become Baze 2.0... :|

Yeah, with all of the Rathtars occupying the stores, I am increasingly confident that the Wampa set will join the land of barely released Entertainment Earth exclusives.


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DarkArtist
12-07-2017, 10:16 AM
I'm sure these will start shipping soon... I'm guessing Hasbro is holding these till January 2018. I'd be curious to see if these are released in TLJ packaging or the whatever art they use for the upcoming Han Solo movie. I mean I'd imagine at Toy Fair we will see the new package art for Han Solo and hopefully some new Vintage style figures for 2018

Darth_Sceptaurus
12-07-2017, 05:13 PM
I'm contemplating reasons why they might decide not to release it. Seeing as how it looks amazing, it couldn't be due to quality issues as might have been the case with the Bistan 2-pack. Unless there were issues with the joints, but they should have that figured out by now.

Maybe it ended up costing more than what they planned for retail. Still, they've released much more expensive sets and I can't imagine it being over $30, which would be a bit pricey for a set like this (though I'd gladly pay it).

The only other thing I could think of is Hasbro reasoning that it's no longer relevant. Yet they continue to release OT figures here and there, and they seem to do pretty well (with the exception of the Han/Boba 2-pack due to the horrible case ratios).

So I really can't think of any good reason why they wouldn't, though that doesn't mean anything. I think they will, and it will probably do quite well unless they go insane with case ratios again and pack it 3 to 1 with a Snoke throne room set like DarkArtist suggested or something crazy like that.

From the time this set was announced it's been the thing I've most looked forward to from this line (with the possible exception of old man Luke). Still can't wait!

Vorax
12-07-2017, 09:21 PM
The Wampa looks really well made and super articulate for the 5 poa assortments. Am rather surprised why they did not release it for the ending 3.75 BS or new TVC re-launch.

DarkArtist
12-08-2017, 01:27 PM
maybe this will be one of the new "vintage' boxed beasts in 2018? perhaps give us a classic looking Kenner styled "Vintage Box" that has the Wampa and Luke inside similar to the Vintage style Tauntauns that were the Target exclusives?

Idpullthecurtain
12-09-2017, 06:08 AM
maybe this will be one of the new "vintage' boxed beasts in 2018? perhaps give us a classic looking Kenner styled "Vintage Box" that has the Wampa and Luke inside similar to the Vintage style Tauntauns that were the Target exclusives?

That would be amazing. I would love to see some new Vintage style packaging for vehicles alongside the figures.

R1G4R3PO
12-09-2017, 06:29 AM
While the delay in this release is a bit annoying, it is not surprising. Past few sdcc reviews only showcased non upcoming movie products, yet when lines launch a couple months later, those revealed items were not on shelves until after the movie hit theaters...rex, 5th brother, thrawn, fenn, and it seems hoth leia, qui gon/maul, luke/wampa, and single card emperor will follow same pattern....late Dec/ Jan release. The at-act was revealed b4 the r1 movie came out but it wasn't out on shelves until late Dec as well. So personally, im not too worried about the wampa being cancelled or whatever. The bistain/scarif set i feel was delayed mostly do to the fluke release if tfa finn/phasma cases thus making bistan fall into last wave syndrome. Hopefully w/ solo film hot on the heels of tlj, we may not get a last wave syndrome or at least to the sane extent as in past lines

Masterfett
12-09-2017, 02:37 PM
While it wouldn't matter to me either way which the packaging it used, it would annoy me to have to wait even longer for it!

Lord_Hurin
12-09-2017, 03:36 PM
I've been waffling over the Rathtar and the Probe Droid, but this would be a must-buy on first sight for me!

lluunndda_fett
12-10-2017, 01:53 AM
I've been waffling over the Rathtar and the Probe Droid, but this would be a must-buy on first sight for me!

same here.


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Vorax
12-10-2017, 02:49 PM
I got two Rathars(I'd buy more if the price drops) and I think 6 probe droids since its an awesome figure and the Empire uses a lot of them. I plan on buying at least 6 Wampas.

Rogue1969
12-10-2017, 10:15 PM
If you're looking for cheap Rathars and Probe Droid sets, go to Gamestop. They're currently on clearance for $7.49.

Vorax
01-07-2018, 06:30 PM
Walmart is marking these and the Vader/Probe Droids down to $15.99.

PotatoFighter
01-07-2018, 07:23 PM
Not much of a markdown, IMO

KypDurron420
01-07-2018, 10:46 PM
So has anyone actually seen a picture of this supposedly 3.75" scale wampa next to another 3.75" scale figure?

The blurred out figures in the photo here make me question it's scale.

And the fact that this hasn't come out yet.

I'd love to get one if they do release it though. :{J

Billy_Ray
01-07-2018, 11:11 PM
Since it was on display at SDCC, people even got to see it with their very own eyes! o-o

Here`s a link to a gallery with more images:

http://news.toyark.com/2017/07/21/sdcc-2017-gallery-new-hasbro-star-wars-3-75-inch-update-263619

KypDurron420
01-08-2018, 06:35 PM
That still doesn't convince me of the scale. They don't have a 3.75" figure standing level next to it and below there are 6" scale figures.

I'll believe it when I see it on my shelf. :{J

HothHan
01-08-2018, 06:41 PM
Yes they are releasing a 6" scale Wampa with fewer POA in their SA 6" line for which they already released a SA Wampa...

Or it's the 3.75" scale Wampa for their beast/figure subset that they explicitly announced and brought to SDCC.

Believe what you want.

Billy_Ray
01-08-2018, 06:56 PM
That still doesn't convince me of the scale. They don't have a 3.75" figure standing level next to it and below there are 6" scale figures.

I'll believe it when I see it on my shelf. :{J

Yeah , I guess the people who saw it in person at SDCC could be wrong :wtf:

KypDurron420
01-08-2018, 07:01 PM
Believe what you want.

Really? Thanks for the permission there HH. :{h


Yeah , I guess the people who saw it in person at SDCC could be wrong :wtf:

Again, until I see it in person I can't tell that it is 3 3/4 scale. There's no real evidence for it other than hearsay and blurry photos. :{h

HothHan
01-08-2018, 07:08 PM
Really? Thanks for the permission there HH. :{h



Again, until I see it in person I can't tell that it is 3 3/4 scale. There's no real evidence for it other than hearsay and blurry photos. :{hYou're welcome.

KypDurron420
01-08-2018, 08:43 PM
You're welcome.

I sense much sarcasm in you... :{J

Masterfett
01-08-2018, 10:03 PM
I didn't even know this was out yet. So why are they marking it down?

jabbabon
01-08-2018, 10:30 PM
I mean it's not like Hasbro hasn't shown stuff before that wasn't released...

Billy_Ray
01-08-2018, 10:50 PM
Really? Thanks for the permission there HH. :{h



Again, until I see it in person I can't tell that it is 3 3/4 scale. There's no real evidence for it other than hearsay and blurry photos. :{h

Hearsay? It was revealed by Hasbro at Comic Con! You know what? Never mind, you're obviously trolling ;)

Billy_Ray
01-08-2018, 10:51 PM
I didn't even know this was out yet. So why are they marking it down?

It's not out as far as I know, I think Vorax may have been talking about the Rathtar and Probe Droid.

HothHan
01-09-2018, 12:26 AM
Hearsay? It was revealed by Hasbro at Comic Con! You know what? Never mind, you're obviously trolling ;)I just realized this is the guy from a few months ago that was telling everyone the new canon was EU and the old EU was canon. I don't know how he ended up off my ignore list but yea a troll indeed.

KypDurron420
01-09-2018, 01:48 AM
I mean it's not like Hasbro hasn't shown stuff before that wasn't released...

That's probably it. I'm sure they'll release one at some point.

And I don't know why I get trolled for disagreeing when the ones trolling are disagreeing. :{h

R1G4R3PO
01-09-2018, 08:09 AM
Every since the ST started, we've had same scenario. At such b4 a movie release albeit Ep7. R1 or ep8. Hasbro revealed non new movie stuff and EVERY time those items were NOT released until AFTER movie release and after the new year in the spring. CASE IN POINT: rebels 5th brother and rex, shown at 2015 sdcc but not relea ed until spring 2016. Fenn Raul and Adm. Thrawn, show at such 2016, released spring 2017. So it stands to reason, single carded Palpatine, hoth leia and wampa/luke shown Dec 2017 releases in spring 2018.

Billy_Ray
01-09-2018, 09:09 AM
I just realized this is the guy from a few months ago that was telling everyone the new canon was EU and the old EU was canon. I don't know how he ended up off my ignore list but yea a troll indeed.

Oh, it gets better than this! (http://forum.rebelscum.com/showthread.php?t=1137354) :wtf:

HothHan
01-09-2018, 09:48 AM
Oh, it gets better than this! (http://forum.rebelscum.com/showthread.php?t=1137354) :wtf:

LOL good lord!

Anyways, I am super excited about this 3.75" scale Wampa. It's been a long time (long time) since that Saga Wampa. Plus this one actually has more articulation. The ice base with the old one is still great.

Billy_Ray
01-09-2018, 10:02 AM
Yeah, that was/still is a great set but I am down for a new Wampa too.

DarkArtist
01-09-2018, 11:36 AM
I'm sure we will get more information and hopefully release dates by the time Toy Fair comes around.

Billy_Ray
01-09-2018, 11:38 AM
UPC for this set (and other stuff) was just posted over at JTA (http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/2018-01-09-upcoming-products-upcs/):

630509655564

DarkArtist
01-09-2018, 12:14 PM
UPC for this set (and other stuff) was just posted over at JTA (http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/2018-01-09-upcoming-products-upcs/):

630509655564

Sweet.... now comes the wait.. and hopefully sightings soon

PotatoFighter
01-09-2018, 02:05 PM
I sure hope so, this seems like a pretty cool Wampa.

Hopefully it'll be as good as the rathtar was.

R1G4R3PO
01-09-2018, 02:18 PM
Hopefully it'll be as good as the rathtar was.

But this time the "easy breakaway" arm will be preassembled and require several tools

PotatoFighter
01-09-2018, 02:26 PM
As long it doesn't fall apart when I try to play with it I'm cool. I'll name her Sharon the Wampa.

ThallJoben
01-09-2018, 04:29 PM
Definitely getting this set - I regret not getting the 2004-ish Saga Wampa, which looked great. Nice that ESB is still gettin' some love in a new toyline not even devoted to the classic films. It's a classic movie, and remains my all-time favorite SW film, and maybe my all-time favorite film - ever.

The POTF2 version needs to be retired - that didn't look that great even when it came out in the late '90's.

KypDurron420
01-09-2018, 10:25 PM
I hope this is as easy to get and as cheap as the Rathtar. But I doubt it. :{h

Masterfett
01-09-2018, 10:40 PM
Feels like it could be another Bistan incident.

Idpullthecurtain
01-10-2018, 04:07 AM
Feels like it could be another Bistan incident.

I don’t think there is any sign of the white packaging ending just yet, so shouldn’t happen like that? Anyway even if it does it will be carried into the next line like Baze was and like Bistan will.

SWfanSean
01-10-2018, 05:41 PM
I don’t think there is any sign of the white packaging ending just yet, so shouldn’t happen like that? Anyway even if it does it will be carried into the next line like Baze was and like Bistan will.

I don't think the TLJ packaging line is ending with Solo either, especially after seeing the images of all the spring Lego Star Wars sets being released with the launch of all the Solo products. The Solo sets all have the Solo themed packaging art, but theres 2 sets being released in the same wave (a Jedi/Clone battle pack and Yoda's hut) and they both have the TLJ packaging art.

ThallJoben
02-17-2018, 08:22 PM
I wonder under which packaging this new Hoth Wampa/Luke will be packaged under?! I.e., will it be part of the TLJ, Solo Story, TVC, or the 3.75" TBS?! Hopefully we'll get more info. at Toy Fair this weekend.

R1G4R3PO
02-17-2018, 08:23 PM
image of boxed red TLC was at tf today

ThallJoben
02-17-2018, 08:46 PM
image of boxed red TLC was at tf today

Great - Thanks.

R1G4R3PO
02-17-2018, 08:52 PM
image of boxed red TLC was at tf today

obviously I meant TLJ...so edit features allowed today on some threads but not all? interesting development I must say

Billy_Ray
02-17-2018, 10:25 PM
That still doesn't convince me of the scale. They don't have a 3.75" figure standing level next to it and below there are 6" scale figures.

I'll believe it when I see it on my shelf. :{J

Do you believe it now?

http://www.rebelscum.com/2018-International-Toy-Fair/Hasbro-2018-International-Toy-Far-Star-Wars-Universe-Solo/Hasbro-2018-International-Toy-Far-Star-Wars-Universe-Solo-024.jpg (http://www.rebelscum.com/2018-International-Toy-Fair/Hasbro-2018-International-Toy-Far-Star-Wars-Universe-Solo/image25.asp)

ThallJoben
02-17-2018, 10:43 PM
This looks amazing - very nice detail. What a fantastic sculpt.

I unloaded my POTF2 Wampa a while back because it looked awful, and I never got the excellent 2004 version. However, this one beats all previous versions. Hopefully it'll be easy to find @ retail.

HappyNoodleBoy
02-17-2018, 11:08 PM
Not buying much of anything over the last few years (think I've bought like 6 or 7 figures in the last 3 years), but this is a definite buy.
Never bought a Wampa as a kid back in the 80s and wasn't interested in the modern ones released. This one, though, looks great.
And the Hoth Luke is tons better than the other 5 POA one put out a couple of years ago.
Luke Hoth has always been one of my favorite Lukes besides Farmboy.

HothHan
02-18-2018, 12:17 AM
Do you believe it now?

http://www.rebelscum.com/2018-International-Toy-Fair/Hasbro-2018-International-Toy-Far-Star-Wars-Universe-Solo/Hasbro-2018-International-Toy-Far-Star-Wars-Universe-Solo-024.jpg (http://www.rebelscum.com/2018-International-Toy-Fair/Hasbro-2018-International-Toy-Far-Star-Wars-Universe-Solo/image25.asp)He's probably still not convinced...

GrandAdmiralJSK
02-18-2018, 01:44 AM
I need this in my life asap. Not sure why its in this line, but I bought the probe droid to complete my hoth setup, and this is the last piece Ive held out on getting as the old one was in such need of an update.

PotatoFighter
02-18-2018, 01:54 PM
It should be the same as the Rathtar box

Captain_Piet
02-18-2018, 08:21 PM
Feel like we've had soon many Wampas.

R1G4R3PO
02-18-2018, 08:43 PM
image of boxed red TLC was at tf today

looking at pics again, the force link logo is green like the SOLO packaging and 2.0 but box side/top is TLJ red....hmmmm maybe a mock up box on display

Darth_Sceptaurus
02-18-2018, 09:55 PM
Can't wait. So glad they didn't scrap this project. This is the thing I'm most excited about out of the upcoming toys, aside from Jabba's Sail Barge.

Idpullthecurtain
02-19-2018, 02:10 AM
This was never going to be scrapped. It’s very rare that tooling is done and then the product doesn’t come out. And when it does happen there is a good reason. This got lost in the change of packaging shuffle but is coming with the new stuff of course. I’m looking forward to this one, it looks spectacular.

Cramer
02-19-2018, 09:00 AM
Is this a previously released Wampa mould? Or maybe the 3D CAD of the 6" version? I'm trying to guess why he's fully articulated...must be cheaper to manufacture a SA version they already have than sculpt and tool a new 5 poa?

Idpullthecurtain
02-19-2018, 01:00 PM
Is this a previously released Wampa mould? Or maybe the 3D CAD of the 6" version? I'm trying to guess why he's fully articulated...must be cheaper to manufacture a SA version they already have than sculpt and tool a new 5 poa?
It's new. It could be from the 6" file though. Why would they want to do a 5POA version?

Cramer
02-19-2018, 03:20 PM
It's new. It could be from the 6" file though. Why would they want to do a 5POA version?

They would love to cheap out on a 5poa for costs.

ThallJoben
02-20-2018, 12:36 AM
Feel like we've had soon many Wampas.

Not really - at least not in the 3.75" modern line. We got a sub-par Wampa in the POTF2 line circa 1998. Then, we got another, much better one in 2004-ish. This is the third one, 14 years later. So, there have been large gaps between the various versions. Unless I'm missing something...and, I'm not counting the 6" Wampa since that's a different scale.

HothHan
02-20-2018, 07:07 AM
Not really - at least not in the 3.75" modern line. We got a sub-par Wampa in the POTF2 line circa 1998. Then, we got another, much better one in 2004-ish. This is the third one, 14 years later. So, there have been large gaps between the various versions. Unless I'm missing something...and, I'm not counting the 6" Wampa since that's a different scale.I was thinking the same thing just wasn't motivated enough to post a response.

In 40+ years of Star Wars toys there has been...4? I'm not saying we haven't had enough Wampa (cause really how many versions are needed) but there definitely hasn't been an abundance of them.

ThallJoben
02-20-2018, 12:22 PM
In 40+ years of Star Wars toys there has been...4? I'm not saying we haven't had enough Wampa (cause really how many versions are needed) but there definitely hasn't been an abundance of them.

Agreed. And, just to clarify - IMHO there has only been 1 previous decent Wampa 3.75" sculpt, i.e. the Saga?! version that came out in 2004.

The Vintage version that came out in the early '80's had the sculpt limitations that many of the early SW beast figures had, and also didn't look like the creature in the film (I guess they didn't have good photo references). And, to be honest, the 1998 POTF2 version was a sub-par piece of crap.

So, this forthcoming version is highly needed by collectors who want a decent version of the Wampa - especially those of us (like me) who don't have the 2004 version.

DarkArtist
02-20-2018, 02:13 PM
April 20 can't get here soon enough... I've been drooling over this new Wampa since it first leaked...

Oddball_Fett
02-20-2018, 04:32 PM
April 20 can't get here soon enough... I've been drooling over this new Wampa since it first leaked...


Okay, moving on...

edbates
02-20-2018, 08:40 PM
Has anyone seen this go up for pre order somewhere? I've been wanting this forever and don't want to miss it.

HappyNoodleBoy
02-21-2018, 12:40 AM
These aren't my pictures, just thought I'd throw these out...

Vintage

https://www.geekalerts.com/u/Star-Wars-Wampa-Jumbo-Vintage-Kenner-Action-Figure.jpg

POTF2 and Saga

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vSxgej_zXEw/VbxX0hRs2WI/AAAAAAAAIzk/UOdjO6eZLo8/s1600/wampa07.jpg

HothHan
02-21-2018, 07:22 AM
The Saga one was ahead of it's time in my opinion. It has also aged terribly and definitely needs a replacement.

DarkArtist
02-21-2018, 09:41 AM
These aren't my pictures, just thought I'd throw these out...

Vintage

https://www.geekalerts.com/u/Star-Wars-Wampa-Jumbo-Vintage-Kenner-Action-Figure.jpg

POTF2 and Saga

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vSxgej_zXEw/VbxX0hRs2WI/AAAAAAAAIzk/UOdjO6eZLo8/s1600/wampa07.jpg


to me the Vintage Kenner one will always be the best with the Saga one coming in second (downside of the saga one is the yellow fur). the POTF2 one was an improvement at the time. this new one though looks amazing

ThallJoben
02-21-2018, 10:20 AM
My take on the three previous versions of the Wampa 3.75":

-Vintage: Inaccurate sculpt, but it does have articulated legs & was nice back in the '80's.

-POTF2: Sub-par. It looks like a foreign knock-off toy from the '80's. Non-articulated legs, and an extremely obvious "line" in the middle so the figure can turn?! Not sure why this was thought to be a good idea. IMHO this is the worst version out there, and is a real step down from even the Vintage version.

-Saga: Absolutely fantastic sculpt, but I agree the yellow fur is distracting/unnecessary. However, I've noticed a lot of the modern Hoth toys have an unnecessary yellowish tinge, i.e. most of the Snowtroopers....

Billy_Ray
02-21-2018, 11:06 AM
This new one seems to have yellowish fur too, though maybe not as much as the Saga version.

DarkArtist
02-21-2018, 11:55 AM
My take on the three previous versions of the Wampa 3.75":

-Vintage: Inaccurate sculpt, but it does have articulated legs & was nice back in the '80's.

-POTF2: Sub-par. It looks like a foreign knock-off toy from the '80's. Non-articulated legs, and an extremely obvious "line" in the middle so the figure can turn?! Not sure why this was thought to be a good idea. IMHO this is the worst version out there, and is a real step down from even the Vintage version.

-Saga: Absolutely fantastic sculpt, but I agree the yellow fur is distracting/unnecessary. However, I've noticed a lot of the modern Hoth toys have an unnecessary yellowish tinge, i.e. most of the Snowtroopers....


I gotta disagree with you on the inaccurate sculpt of the Vintage Wampa... it's extremely close to accurate from the image of the Wampa in the unaltered original release of ESB

https://i.imgur.com/ctdaXAD.jpg

ThallJoben
02-21-2018, 01:38 PM
I gotta disagree with you on the inaccurate sculpt of the Vintage Wampa... it's extremely close to accurate from the image of the Wampa in the unaltered original release of ESB

Point taken. I'm an old-skool SW fan & did grow up on the OOT (Original Original Trilogy) back in the day. However, I haven't seen the original 1980 cut of ESB for so long that my memories of this are somewhat dim. I was thinking more along the lines of the way the Wampa looked in the '97 ESB Special Edition (SE) cut. I'm one of those that prefer the '97 cut of ESB because I like the added scenes, etc. The scene where we see more of the Wampa is fairly cool, since we never got a good look at the creature in the 1980 cut.

ThallJoben
02-21-2018, 03:03 PM
This new one seems to have yellowish fur too, though maybe not as much as the Saga version.

Yeah, but the difference here is that while the newer, forthcoming TLJ version has fur that's more "dark white", the Saga version literally looks like the Wampa $#%#%$ itself - LOL.

DarkArtist
02-21-2018, 03:40 PM
Point taken. I'm an old-skool SW fan & did grow up on the OOT (Original Original Trilogy) back in the day. However, I haven't seen the original 1980 cut of ESB for so long that my memories of this are somewhat dim. I was thinking more along the lines of the way the Wampa looked in the '97 ESB Special Edition (SE) cut. I'm one of those that prefer the '97 cut of ESB because I like the added scenes, etc. The scene where we see more of the Wampa is fairly cool, since we never got a good look at the creature in the 1980 cut.


I'm in the same boat ThallJoben... I too like some of the SE added scenes but I'm still a purist at heart. I've been spoiled as I have the Harmy De-Specialized editions and I've been watching them and reliving my childhood. as far as the SE's go... like I sad I do like some of the new scenes like the added Biggs stuff in ANH, the Wampa in ESB, the shuttle part in ESB, the new ending of ROTJ (music and scenes not the removable of Sebastian Shaw).

ThallJoben
03-30-2018, 10:29 AM
Really looking forward to this Wampa - hopefully it will hit retail in less than a month.


I'm in the same boat ThallJoben... I too like some of the SE added scenes but I'm still a purist at heart. I've been spoiled as I have the Harmy De-Specialized editions and I've been watching them and reliving my childhood. as far as the SE's go... like I sad I do like some of the new scenes like the added Biggs stuff in ANH, the Wampa in ESB, the shuttle part in ESB, the new ending of ROTJ (music and scenes not the removable of Sebastian Shaw).

I definitely do like some of the 1997 SE & 2011 Blu-ray changes, but others I hate. Greedo shooting first, changing Boba Fett's voice, and the Hayden ghost were terrible changes. But, some of the others were great - i.e., the highly improved X-wing/Tie Fighter battle at the end of ANH; the expanded Mos Eisley spaceport in ANH; the highly improved Falcon escape from Docking Bay 94 in ANH; the expanded Cloud City exterior sequences in ESB; the expanded Wampa scenes in ESB; etc.

It's unfortunate that the '97 SE films have NEVER been on DVD/Blu-ray - I would buy them in a heartbeat. Out of the three version of the OT out there (original, '97 SE, and 2011 Blu) I like these the best. I.e., these do not have the Hayden ghost in ROTJ (they keep the Sebastian Shaw ghost) & they have Fett's original voice in ESB.

That all being said & to add to my last post re: the Wampa, I also liked the revision they did for the 2011 Blu-ray, when they "corrected" the issue in the beginning of ESB where the Wampa knocks Luke off of the Tauntaun. This problem can clearly be seen in the 1980 film & it was never corrected in the '97 SE.

patrickdurfee
04-03-2018, 06:53 AM
What are you talking about? The 2004 DVD release of the Star Wars original trilogy are the 1997 special editions

Billy_Ray
04-03-2018, 07:27 AM
No, they aren't. There are numerous changes from the '97 special editions on the 2004 DVDs (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Changes_in_Star_Wars_re-releases), including replacing Sebastian Shaw with Hayden Christianson.

patrickdurfee
04-03-2018, 11:41 AM
Well besides the Hayden as Ghost Anakin, the 2004 DVDs are the 1997 special editions technically

aaronthebanker
04-03-2018, 12:05 PM
Or not, you know how thy like repacks. This figure has the ability to be in some multipack with some Hoth Rebels, I'm thinking Echo Base deleted scene. lol
Honestly, this guy screams cave dio. If Hasbro did that sort of thing.

While I think some other fogure that Luke would ahe been more appealing. You have to remember that he was the only one that had an interaction with a Wampa.

...that lived to tell about it, could pack it in with a random rebel with "break away" abdomen section and removable rubber guts

aaronthebanker
04-03-2018, 12:09 PM
My take on the three previous versions of the Wampa 3.75":

-Vintage: Inaccurate sculpt, but it does have articulated legs & was nice back in the '80's.

-POTF2: Sub-par. It looks like a foreign knock-off toy from the '80's. Non-articulated legs, and an extremely obvious "line" in the middle so the figure can turn?! Not sure why this was thought to be a good idea. IMHO this is the worst version out there, and is a real step down from even the Vintage version.

-Saga: Absolutely fantastic sculpt, but I agree the yellow fur is distracting/unnecessary. However, I've noticed a lot of the modern Hoth toys have an unnecessary yellowish tinge, i.e. most of the Snowtroopers....

lol, the unnecessary yellow tinge is prob to mask the degradation in the white plastic. No one can complain about yellowing if you cant tell if its intentional or not!

aaronthebanker
04-03-2018, 12:10 PM
...or maybe more accurately a simlarly articulated snowtrooper since we all know threepio tricked the snowtroopers into opening the wampa quarantine area right?

Billy_Ray
04-03-2018, 03:59 PM
Well besides the Hayden as Ghost Anakin, the 2004 DVDs are the 1997 special editions technically

Did you even follow the link I conveniently provided? Let me break it down for you:

- Han vs Greedo in ANH: further altered from SE, now instead of Greedo shoots first, they shoot simultaneously.
- Jabba the Hutt in ANH: replaced the crappy CGI version of Jabba from the SE with a slightly less crappy CGI version
- Victory Celebration in ROTJ: SE added shots of Coruscant, Bespin, and Tatooine, 2004 DVD added a shot of Naboo to this scene
- Emperor Palpatine hologram in ESB: SE still had the woman with monkey eyes; 2004 DVD replaced her with Ian McDiarmid and added new dialogue to the scene
- Boba Fett in ESB: Jason Wingreen's voice replaced with Temura Morrison's for the 2004 DVD
- Vader Unmasking in ROTJ: Anakin's eyebrows digitally removed for 2004 DVD
- Anakin force Ghost in ROTJ: Sebastian Shaw digitally replaced with Hayden Christensen

JGuar
04-03-2018, 08:07 PM
Do we know when this set is supposed to hit? I'm hoping all of the new stuff (TVC, Solo, this, etc.) comes out on the same day. That'd be interesting.

Masterfett
04-03-2018, 10:45 PM
I've been waiting for you.
WTH is this figure!?

mandalore9998
04-04-2018, 06:54 AM
Do we know when this set is supposed to hit? I'm hoping all of the new stuff (TVC, Solo, this, etc.) comes out on the same day. That'd be interesting.

April 13th along with everything else.

ThallJoben
04-04-2018, 08:22 AM
Did you even follow the link I conveniently provided? Let me break it down for you:

- Han vs Greedo in ANH: further altered from SE, now instead of Greedo shoots first, they shoot simultaneously.
- Jabba the Hutt in ANH: replaced the crappy CGI version of Jabba from the SE with a slightly less crappy CGI version
- Victory Celebration in ROTJ: SE added shots of Coruscant, Bespin, and Tatooine, 2004 DVD added a shot of Naboo to this scene
- Emperor Palpatine hologram in ESB: SE still had the woman with monkey eyes; 2004 DVD replaced her with Ian McDiarmid and added new dialogue to the scene
- Boba Fett in ESB: Jason Wingreen's voice replaced with Temura Morrison's for the 2004 DVD
- Vader Unmasking in ROTJ: Anakin's eyebrows digitally removed for 2004 DVD
- Anakin force Ghost in ROTJ: Sebastian Shaw digitally replaced with Hayden Christensen

Absolutely correct - Thanks for the break-down. To modify my last post, there are actually four cuts/versions of the OT films:

1977, 1980, and 1983 Original Original Trilogy - or OOT, for short ;)

1997 SE's

2004 DVD's

2011 Blu-rays

Each subsequent version after the OOT's had changes that weren't in the previous version. The '97 SE's have the most changes (from the OOT), the 2004 DVD's had changes that weren't in the '97 SE's, and the 2011 Blu's had some slight changes that weren't in the previous versions.

Other than Greedo shooting first in the '97 SE - the most egregious/worst changes were in the 2004 DVD's - notably:

- Changing Boba Fett's voice in ESB - ridiculous. His voice was fine in the original 1980 & '97 SE films

-Changing the Anakin ghost's from the old man Sebastian Shaw to the much younger Hayden Christiansen (sp?!) ghost. This was a terrible, ill-advised move, and totally ruins the emotional resonance of this scene for me (and I'm sure for other fans as well). The point of this scene was to show old Anakin as he looked without the mechanical apparatus & scars, etc. He fit right in with the old Yoda & old Obi-wan in that scene. However, to change it to the young Anakin was ridiculous - I understand the reasoning behind this (i.e., to show how he looked before he became Darth Vader) but it still ruins the scene for me.

Again, this is why the '97 SE films should be released to Blu-ray. The only home video format they've only been released to was VHS tape (back in the late '90's), and deserve to be cleaned up, remastered, and released in High Def. In a way, I want the '97 SE's released more than the OOT - since the OOT, while good for it's time, is fairly "rough" these days due to many of the effects looking terrible.

Coreworld
04-05-2018, 01:09 PM
The thing that had me fuming in the blu ray release was the addition of Vader saying 'No', as Luke is being blasted by the Emporer, totally unnecessary as you could tell the conflict that was going on within Vader. Hopefully when the superboxset gets released after IX, this May get nixed, like the similar scream that was added to Lukes fall in one of the Empire re-releases and wisely removed from subsequent editions.

DarthPete
04-05-2018, 01:22 PM
The thing that had me fuming in the blu ray release was the addition of Vader saying 'No', as Luke is being blasted by the Emporer, totally unnecessary as you could tell the conflict that was going on within Vader. Hopefully when the superboxset gets released after IX, this May get nixed, like the similar scream that was added to Lukes fall in one of the Empire re-releases and wisely removed from subsequent editions.

That "No" was the final tinkering straw with me and I went full on Harmy after that.

Oddball_Fett
04-07-2018, 05:17 PM
Absolutely correct - Thanks for the break-down. To modify my last post, there are actually four cuts/versions of the OT films:

1977, 1980, and 1983 Original Original Trilogy - or OOT, for short ;)


Technically there's more since "Epidsode 4" wasn't added to the opening crawl until ESB was made.

ThallJoben
04-07-2018, 07:08 PM
Technically there's more since "Epidsode 4" wasn't added to the opening crawl until ESB was made.

Good point - Thanks.

There have been so many changes/modifications to the films over the years - and so many different versions - that I always thought it would be cool if & when the technology gets more advanced.....that these OT films get released in enhanced, more interactive sets so that fans "pick & choose" which versions they want to see, to the point that we can actually pick certain modification, and not pick others.

For example, in a theoretical "Purple Ray" (ha ha) OT set, you could pick the ANH scene where Greedo still shoots first (the original 1977 cut) but still keep the rest of the changes, i.e. the enhanced X-wing/Tie Fighter battle, the modified/improved Falcon escaping from Docking Bay 94 (from the '97 SE), etc.

And, in ESB - you could keep the added exterior scenes with the Cloud Cars in Cloud City (from the '97 SE), but still keep Boba Fett's original voice (from the 1980 & '97 cuts) - which was changed in the 2004 DVD's.

And, in ROTJ you could still keep the original Sy Snootles song from the '83 cut (and discard the stupid '97 music cut with the Yuzzum?!), but also keep the planets celebrating the fall of the Empire at the end (from the '97 SE & the 2004 DVD's) - which I think makes the ending more "epic" in scope.

You get the picture....but, not sure if this will ever happen.

Coreworld
04-08-2018, 04:40 AM
Lol! 'Choose Your Destiny - The Star Wars Edition'.

The main bones of contention i have with the special editions are:

ANH
The Greedo scene (obviously)
Shootout at the cell bay (take out all the sensors being shot out and put the more graphic hits on the troopers)
ROTJ
Sy Snootles (take out the cgi crap and the dancers and put the puppets back in!)
Vader/Emporer ( remove the totally unnecessary "No!" from that scene)

everything else i can live with.

HappyNoodleBoy
04-08-2018, 04:00 PM
Are there clearer photos of the Luke?
I'm definitely getting this, especially for the Luke.
The 2015 Mission Series one was decent, but this one looks far superior.

http://www.rebelscum.com/Hasbro-Star-Wars/MS15-Luke-Skywalker-Han-Solo-Rebels-Mission-Series/IMAGE18.asp

Masterfett
04-08-2018, 05:27 PM
Forgot to mention that I also saw this at Kmart the other day, although it couln't be purchased yet.
Likely won't pick it up there anyways, as they charge the same outlandish prices that TRU does!

indysolo007
04-08-2018, 05:40 PM
^ same thing just happened to me after waiting 20 mins in a Kmart line with 1 register open. Had Wampa, Nest and Han speeder in hand but denied at the register (and quite rudely). Can see why they are next on the chopping block.

R1G4R3PO
04-08-2018, 06:24 PM
^ do yoy guys what km was charging? Stopped by my local km this am and nothing out but tlj clearence. Last year at same km, i was denied the rathtar, A-wing and canto speeder just a couple days b4 ff2. But a couple weeks later, earned rewards and went back and got the 2 ships. To my surprise, they were on sale for a few bucks off each in addition to my rewards bucks.

R1G4R3PO
04-08-2018, 06:26 PM
I meant, "do you guys guy what...".( i cant type and watch walking dead at same time, lol)

indysolo007
04-08-2018, 06:28 PM
It was $22 for the Wampa and Nest and I believe $33 for the speeder

R1G4R3PO
04-08-2018, 07:32 PM
^thanks, I should check to see if I have any surprise bonus rewards b4 Friday, lol

ThallJoben
04-09-2018, 05:36 PM
No K-marts in my area anymore, and TRU is closed/closing. I'll have to rely on Wal-mart & Target for this.

PotatoFighter
04-09-2018, 06:09 PM
No K-marts in my area anymore, and TRU is closed/closing. I'll have to rely on Wal-mart & Target for this.And that's gonna be fuuuuuh-uuuun.

JGuar
04-09-2018, 06:19 PM
And that's gonna be fuuuuuh-uuuun.

I've been good with two Walmarts and a Target for years. He'll be fine.

ThallJoben
04-09-2018, 06:38 PM
I've been good with two Walmarts and a Target for years. He'll be fine.

Yeah, no issues with finding items @ Target/Wal-mart, or if all else fails going online.

I haven't shopped @ my local TRU for about a year anyway - and, I haven't had any K-marts in my area since around 2002-ish.

PotatoFighter
04-10-2018, 12:34 PM
I've been good with two Walmarts and a Target for years. He'll be fine.


Yeah, no issues with finding items @ Target/Wal-mart, or if all else fails going online.

I haven't shopped @ my local TRU for about a year anyway - and, I haven't had any K-marts in my area since around 2002-ish.

You guys are lucky.

JGuar
04-10-2018, 02:01 PM
You guys are lucky.

Walmart exclusives can be dodgy, but the combination of WM and Target really shouldn't be a problem. I've found nearly everything I wanted from 2004 to now.

Maverick10126
04-11-2018, 09:33 PM
I’m curious about the Luke in this set...I have the mission series version which I like a lot but I wish the face wasn’t quite so bloody.

Idpullthecurtain
04-12-2018, 04:39 AM
I’m curious about the Luke in this set...I have the mission series version which I like a lot but I wish the face wasn’t quite so bloody.

me too, I'd love to see a comparison. This looks to be a new figure?

Masterfett
04-12-2018, 01:11 PM
I didn't look too close, was in hurry. Also, not sure, but woudln't he just be a repack. Since the Wampa is all new?

GrandAdmiralJSK
04-12-2018, 05:58 PM
Have at it: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0721JXX4P

ThallJoben
04-12-2018, 06:35 PM
Thanks for the link. I'm going to see if I can find this @ retail before I order online, but it's nice to see that it's online for a reasonable price.

The removable arm feature is cool - glad the toy includes this. I don't think other 3.75" versions of the Wampa had this, but never got the 2003/2004 version so can't say for sure.

GrandAdmiralJSK
04-12-2018, 06:39 PM
Thanks for the link. I'm going to see if I can find this @ retail before I order online, but it's nice to see that it's online for a reasonable price.

The removable arm feature is cool - glad the toy includes this. I don't think other 3.75" versions of the Wampa had this, but never got the 2003/2004 version so can't say for sure.

Thats the retail price. So unless you dont have amazon prime, you are going to pay just as much in store.

YavinTemplePilot
04-12-2018, 06:40 PM
Have at it: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0721JXX4P

Awesome. I just ordered it, I’m going to check a couple stores tomorrow though so may cancel before it ships if I can find it locally.

JGuar
04-12-2018, 06:53 PM
Brickseek is showing "Out of Stock" for the Wampa (and TVC) at all of the Walmarts and Targets within 20 miles of me. I've tried UPC, SKU, and DPCI. The stores would need to have stock tonight in order to put everything out tomorrow, right? What gives?

HothHan
04-12-2018, 08:21 PM
Picked up another on Amazon just now. If I see it tomorrow I'll cancel the Amazon order I guess

HappyNoodleBoy
04-12-2018, 09:37 PM
Have at it: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0721JXX4P

Thanks for the link! Just snagged it and it should be here by Saturday. Gotta love Prime.

King_Goji
04-13-2018, 07:21 AM
The removable arm feature is cool - glad the toy includes this. I don't think other 3.75" versions of the Wampa had this, but never got the 2003/2004 version so can't say for sure.The vintage Wampa was the only one that didn't. The POTF2 and Saga versions both had removable right arms.

http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/potf2/potf2beastwampaarm.jpg

http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/swsaga/sw04ultrawampaattack.jpg

Darth_Sceptaurus
04-13-2018, 07:30 AM
just ordered mine! so stoked to finally get the 2nd item on my most-wanted list from this line!

YavinTemplePilot
04-13-2018, 08:15 AM
The vintage Wampa was the only one that didn't. The POTF2 and Saga versions both had removable right arms.

http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/potf2/potf2beastwampaarm.jpg

http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/swsaga/sw04ultrawampaattack.jpg

I’m not sure the removable arm is worth losing the ball joint on that shoulder. Seems like they could have done both and just made a concave wound.

ThallJoben
04-13-2018, 10:10 AM
The vintage Wampa was the only one that didn't. The POTF2 and Saga versions both had removable right arms.

http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/potf2/potf2beastwampaarm.jpg

http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/swsaga/sw04ultrawampaattack.jpg

Good to know. I unloaded the POTF2 version a while back, and never had the 2004 version. However, the pictures of this new version look more "realistic" when it comes to this removable arm - if that makes sense.

Maverick10126
04-13-2018, 10:31 AM
Picked this up today at target. Wasn’t sure I was going to get it as I have an like the saga version. The kicker for me, I like this luke over the mission series one. I figure I can sell the saga Wampa and mission series luke and be pretty close to breaking even so it’s worth it. I’ll be keeping the saga accessories though.

SGT_A
04-13-2018, 01:22 PM
Thanks again GrandAdmiral for the link. I ordered everything I wanted today and didn’t have to deal with the disappointment of retail.

DutchVander
04-13-2018, 05:52 PM
I wish they would quit putting tauntaun blood all over the wampa's face. Its kind of distracting. It instantly draws focus and sort of overpowers the figure. The blood is isn't nearly that prominent in the movie and its only really noticeable in the shot where he's eating the tauntaun.

Agen_Kolar
04-13-2018, 07:12 PM
I wish they would quit putting tauntaun blood all over the wampa's face. Its kind of distracting. It instantly draws focus and sort of overpowers the figure. The blood is isn't nearly that prominent in the movie and its only really noticeable in the shot where he's eating the tauntaun.

Agreed, I plan to eventually remove it. And honestly, the paint on this figure is not great. It needs a wash.

Maverick10126
04-13-2018, 11:26 PM
This luke is pretty nice. Big step up over the mission series version. So goodbye mission series luke, it’s off to eBay with you.

YavinTemplePilot
04-14-2018, 01:53 AM
Very happy with my set, the Luke looks great and so much better sculpted than TVC/TBS version that I don’t think adding articulation with a custom is worth it yet: https://instagram.com/p/BhipueZA4Wv/

Darth_Sceptaurus
04-14-2018, 07:20 AM
Agreed, I plan to eventually remove it. And honestly, the paint on this figure is not great. It needs a wash.

Not a big fan of the blood, either. No problem with blood, just that it kind of makes the figure seem static, if that makes sense.

Has anyone thought about getting a second one and repainting it as a dirt wampa(?) from the Shadows of the Empire Beggar's Canyon level?

lordtyrannus
04-14-2018, 08:25 AM
Agreed, I plan to eventually remove it. And honestly, the paint on this figure is not great. It needs a wash.

From your experience, what would you say is the best way to remove this without damaging the plastic?


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YavinTemplePilot
04-14-2018, 11:47 AM
From your experience, what would you say is the best way to remove this without damaging the plastic?


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This is a good question and I wonder what other’s experience is. I’ve found isopropyl alcohol solutions gently remove the paint on the recent 5POA multipack figures but it seems they may have a poorer quality paint than some releases.

Im thinking about painting over the blood with acrylic which can always be easily removed with alcohol and a toothbrush should I want to go back.

ThallJoben
04-14-2018, 01:15 PM
Couldn't find this set @ the one retail store I looked earlier today, and my days of driving around looking for these toys are long in the past. So, I may order this online.

I am very impressed by the Wampa sculpt. Just based on the pics., it's much more articulated than previous versions of this creature - and the white fur definitely has less "yellow" than the 2004 version. However - as others have mentioned, the excessive red paint around the mouth is extremely unnecessary; this is the only drawback to this figure - that I can see.

I'm indifferent to the Luke that comes with the set; it's only got 5 POA, and doesn't really look any better than most other 3.75" Luke Hoth's I have (or have seen). I'll keep the figure, but this has been made numerous times in the past - so, as far as I'm concerned this is a supplement to the main reason I'm getting the set, i.e. the Wampa.

Maverick10126
04-14-2018, 01:30 PM
Anyone looking to unload the Luke for cheap I might be interested. I plan on customizing him and I like having a spare in case I butcher him.

GrandAdmiralJSK
04-14-2018, 01:44 PM
https://i.imgur.com/WG2eBM1.jpg

Much better! I am loving this figure! Easily the best Wampa since the kenner days, and thats mainly only because of nostalgia.

Agen_Kolar
04-14-2018, 02:04 PM
https://i.imgur.com/WG2eBM1.jpg

Much better! I am loving this figure! Easily the best Wampa since the kenner days, and thats mainly only because of nostalgia.

What did you use to remove the blood around his mouth? Isopropyl alcohol?

GrandAdmiralJSK
04-14-2018, 02:05 PM
I painted it

lordtyrannus
04-14-2018, 02:19 PM
I painted it

Well done. Painting it seems to be the way to go. Thanks for sharing


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GrandAdmiralJSK
04-14-2018, 02:44 PM
Well done. Painting it seems to be the way to go. Thanks for sharing


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I tried goo-off at first, something I have around for customizing,but the red ran a lot, and it was taking the yellow off as well. So I figured if I would have to repaint the yellow, I may as well just paint over it anyhow.

Darth_Sceptaurus
04-14-2018, 05:15 PM
https://i.imgur.com/WG2eBM1.jpg

Much better! I am loving this figure! Easily the best Wampa since the kenner days, and thats mainly only because of nostalgia.
Looks a lot better. That wampa better watch out, though, cuz it looks like those taun tauns could probably take him!

But yeah I got my set today. The first thing I thought was 'they better not have taken the wampa out of the box!' because it felt so light and empty. I opened it up and see the wampa crammed way down in there on one side. Plus it was a ***** to get the inserts out. They really could have just put them in a 2-pack or something, with a slightly larger card. But we all know how Hasbro loves to go big on the packaging!

Does anyone know if this guy is to scale, though? I mean he looks pretty big compared to Luke, but still pretty small. And with him hunched over like that, makes him look smaller.

Maybe I'm nitpicking. I like the set, just not quite what I expected. I know wampas weren't giants or anything.

ThallJoben
04-14-2018, 07:16 PM
Thanks for the pic. & the review, GrandAdmiralJSK - very nice. I strongly prefer the look without the red paint/blood on the face. I'm definitely unboxing this, since I don't have room to keep packaged toys anymore. And, I definitely want to display this Wampa.

ThallJoben
04-14-2018, 07:26 PM
UPDATE - this Wampa set is currently unavailable on Amazon. I should have ordered this when I had the chance :mad:

YavinTemplePilot
04-14-2018, 08:27 PM
Well, I made my custom using the Luke: https://instagram.com/p/Bhkoed5Aa7p/

Im probably going to redo the color on the pants, I think it came out too dark. The color betweeen the two plastics is probably close enough anyway.

Darth_Sceptaurus
04-14-2018, 09:50 PM
https://s19.postimg.cc/jtjeoe3sz/8_F43_CC7_E-8_DF7-41_AA-9380-_FD3008646_E93.gif (https://postimages.org/)

Vorax
04-15-2018, 08:29 AM
It is an excellent figure and long over do. Glad I ordered two on Amazon , and I had them fast with two day shipping(just arrived today).

Cramer
04-15-2018, 08:58 AM
https://s19.postimg.cc/jtjeoe3sz/8_F43_CC7_E-8_DF7-41_AA-9380-_FD3008646_E93.gif (https://postimages.org/)


lol wut


this Wampa is fantastic! Super articulated is definitely surprising. Must be a never released mold that still is under cost of a new mold

Vorax
04-15-2018, 09:36 AM
Only issue I have with it, is the lack of articulated waist/torso movement.

Darth_Jawa
04-15-2018, 10:53 AM
I found this set and the Vintage Collection Hoth Rebel Trooper at Target last night. It was nice to see something on the pegs that actually rekindled some of the excitement of find ling new figures from 2010 to 2013. These and the Khetanna are the first Star Wars purchases I have made in almost three years. I passed on all products for Rogue One and The Last Jedi and will be passing on the Solo products and film as well.

The Wampa is a fantastic sculpt and just needs a bit of paint touch-up to remove the blood from it's mouth. Hopefully there will be more OTC and Prequel figures on par with the quality of the Wampa to come in the next few years.

YavinTemplePilot
04-15-2018, 11:35 AM
I found this set and the Vintage Collection Hoth Rebel Trooper at Target last night. It was nice to see something on the pegs that actually rekindled some of the excitement of find ling new figures from 2010 to 2013. These and the Khetanna are the first Star Wars purchases I have made in almost three years. I passed on all products for Rogue One and The Last Jedi and will be passing on the Solo products and film as well.

The Wampa is a fantastic sculpt and just needs a bit of paint touch-up to remove the blood from it's mouth. Hopefully there will be more OTC and Prequel figures on par with the quality of the Wampa to come in the next few years.

I agree with everything you said. I bought some TLJ stuff before the movie came out because I was hopeful Luke’s return to the saga would make the movies interesting or make up for TFA. I was wrong so I flipped those pieces of junk for a profit and have been focusing on new OT figures.

Ive also done the paint on the Wampa though I’ve removed it now because I didn’t like how it looked in person: https://instagram.com/p/BhmQEzLAKqQ/

Ive also finished my custom using the new Luke: https://instagram.com/p/BhmN_1QAekM/

DarkManX
04-15-2018, 11:57 AM
Showing up tomorrow with the Han Solo forcelink starter kit

HothHan
04-15-2018, 12:55 PM
Best Wampa everhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180415/3af2a32ac66c2028a877deeb357938bc.jpg

Masterfett
04-15-2018, 07:45 PM
Only issue I have with it, is the lack of articulated waist/torso movement.
While I agree, it's always nice to have options. A Wampa isn't exactly a Jedi or Sith, thereby needing full ROM. lol

IMO, they should have gave him a little more. As it's very likely this is the last update we will ever see!
I realize Price point was possibly an issue, but that's what repacks are for. Yes? $20 is probably a fair deal for two figures, with one being very oversized. Likely could have just released the Wampa with a taun taun skeleton and fire pit. lol

HothHan
04-15-2018, 08:56 PM
I'd only be interested in torso articulation if they did it similar to the Ultra one. The somewhat hidden layers didn't break up the sculpt all that much. A single waist joint would look terrible, ruin the aesthetics and be articulation just for the sake of articulation.

As it is I think it's perfect. Along with the BS 3.75" Jyn/Cassian/Jedi Master Luke this is one of my favorite Hasbro SW figures in a long time.

YavinTemplePilot
04-15-2018, 10:14 PM
Having a lot of fun with this Wampa, great figure: https://instagram.com/p/BhnaHCEAF9A/

DarkArtist
04-16-2018, 08:32 AM
OMG this is just an amazing set indeed. the Wampa is leaps and bounds over previous versions and the Luke as well in a great update the already released 5POA figure. this is just a great job by Hasbro and deserves a solid A+

Vorax
04-16-2018, 11:09 AM
The lack of waist articulation prevents me from giving it an A and the lack of diorama accessories like we had gotten in the past.

minerjem
04-16-2018, 11:44 AM
In stock at HTS https://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/en/htsusa/-e1689as00

vadersvette
04-16-2018, 12:47 PM
The lack of waist articulation prevents me from giving it an A and the lack of diorama accessories like we had gotten in the past.

I was planning on selling my Saga Wampa and Luke when this set came out, but now I'm not so sure I want to part with it. I liked how that Luke's scarf could pivot up for posing him upside down.

King_Goji
04-16-2018, 01:02 PM
I was planning on selling my Saga Wampa and Luke when this set came out, but now I'm not so sure I want to part with it. I liked how that Luke's scarf could pivot up for posing him upside down.The scarf on this Luke can do that too.

I really like the set, and it is the best overall Wampa we have gotten, but it seems a little 'lacking' when comparing the articulation and detail on the torso with that of the Saga version.
At the very least, the ability to tilt the head up and down would've been nice, to be to help with crouching and hunched over poses.

vadersvette
04-16-2018, 02:05 PM
The scarf on this Luke can do that too.

I really like the set, and it is the best overall Wampa we have gotten, but it seems a little 'lacking' when comparing the articulation and detail on the torso with that of the Saga version.
At the very least, the ability to tilt the head up and down would've been nice, to be to help with crouching and hunched over poses.

Ah, good to know. Mine still hasn't shipped from amazon yet.

ThallJoben
04-18-2018, 10:17 AM
Thanks for all the post/pics. regarding this Wampa - this definitely looks like it's a stand-out re: the toys that have been released in the past several years, and is definitely the best Wampa 3.75" sculpt I've seen in the modern line.

I still don't have this yet, unfortunately. This is up to around $45 on Amazon, probably due to the fact that it sold out last weekend @ the $20 price. I don't like paying after-market prices for SW toys these days, so I'm going to wait until it goes down - or until I can find it @ retail.

If it continues to be tough to find @ retail online (and if it's continuously sold out in stores), I will keep my fingers crossed that this will be included as a re-pack in the future.

keknivek
04-18-2018, 11:53 AM
http://www.rebelscum.com/hasbro-star-wars/Wampa-Luke-Skywalker-Hoth-Star-Wars-Universe-Hasbro/Wampa-Luke-Skywalker-Hoth-Star-Wars-Universe-Hasbro-014.jpg
http://www.rebelscum.com/swsaga/sw04ultrawampafront.jpg

I like the arms and legs having some added posability, but the torso on the 2004 Wampa had added articulation and the head on that one is better too. It never ends to be frustrating that Hasbro can take a step forward and back at the same time.

keknivek
04-18-2018, 11:55 AM
The top one looks like if you painted it blue you could have Monsters Inc. Sully.

ThallJoben
04-18-2018, 01:53 PM
To each their own, but I strongly prefer this updated 2018 Wampa.

I'll agree with you all that the face sculpt on the 2004 Wampa is superior (overall), however:

-Way too much yellow on the 2004 Wampa - I don't remember the creature looking like this in the film (either the brief glimpse in the 1980 version, or the 1997 version of ESB). For that matter, many of the 200X 3.75" Snowtroopers (and even the 1998 12" Hasbro Snowtrooper) have way too many yellow highlights. Is everyone on Hoth pi$$ing themselves?! In all seriousness, however - this really brings down the figure to a great extent.

- I don't mind the lack of articulation on the chest of the 2018 version - it looks fine to me. Conversely, the articulation on the chest of the 2004 version seems slightly too obvious.

- I really like the articulation on the arms & legs of the 2018 version vs. the lack of articulation on the arms/legs of the 2004 version. Yes, the articulation is obvious on the 2018 version, but makes sense given that it lets you pose the figure much more than the 2004 version.

King_Goji
04-18-2018, 03:05 PM
It never ends to be frustrating that Hasbro can take a step forward and back at the same time.I agree.
While I am pleased with the new one, and the updated articulation is definitely an improvement, everything (sans the heavy yellow on that sample) about the Saga version looks more accurate to what was on screen. From the sculpting on the fur and the head to the feet and overall silhouette.

I bought two new ones to replace the two Saga ones that I had displayed, but now I'm not sure I'm going to replace both.
Maybe I'll try bashing the two together, and see if I can manage a 'best of both worlds' out of it.

HothHan
04-18-2018, 04:15 PM
This reminds me of all the conversation that went on back when the VC 45 Clones came out. It was vastly superior to the old stocky SA Clone mold yet lots of people just didn't see it.

This Wampa is far and away better than the Saga or any past Wampa in both the aesthetics and articulation department. That torso set up on the Saga version is barely functional. Just because it has the POA doesn't mean it's a worthwhile POA. I flipped all my Saga versions the minute this was confirmed.

keknivek
04-18-2018, 04:41 PM
I don't have the new one to compare in hand, but the comment about the torso being barely functional is false. Try getting the new Wampa to throw it's head back and roar. I need someone to do a video or at least take pictures to see for sure. I should not be making comparisons that I can't sustain... but just on looks alone, I gotta say I like the 2004 one.

I can't say I think one is particularly better, just that this new one isn't better enough.

Masterfett
04-18-2018, 07:58 PM
I know where one is, but I'm sure not paying Kmart's $23 for it! I'd be alright if just the Wampa was $15, but an extra $5-7 just for a Luke I don't need. No thanks.

Seize9
04-18-2018, 08:32 PM
Saw this today at Target and picked it up. Had intentions to pass on it, but seems to be gone from HTS and Amazon... pulled an impulse buy.

ThallJoben
04-18-2018, 09:55 PM
This Wampa is far and away better than the Saga or any past Wampa in both the aesthetics and articulation department. That torso set up on the Saga version is barely functional. Just because it has the POA doesn't mean it's a worthwhile POA. I flipped all my Saga versions the minute this was confirmed.

Agreed. If I can find this 2018 Wampa @ retail prices, I may actually get two given that I like the sculpt so much.

ThallJoben
04-18-2018, 10:32 PM
I know where one is, but I'm sure not paying Kmart's $23 for it! I'd be alright if just the Wampa was $15, but an extra $5-7 just for a Luke I don't need. No thanks.

Sadly, $23 for this set it actually not bad - it's only $3 over the regular retail cost. At this point, I'd definitely get this at that price. It's already going for $45 on Amazon (from a third party seller) after selling out over the weekend.

jediblood
04-19-2018, 09:37 AM
I know where one is, but I'm sure not paying Kmart's $23 for it! I'd be alright if just the Wampa was $15, but an extra $5-7 just for a Luke I don't need. No thanks.

I paid $20.99 at my local KM.

Nerfherder
04-19-2018, 10:24 AM
I've been having fun with this Wampa. The articulation is great and very expressive. Currently I have it reciting poetry to my wife on her desk.

LukesGhost
04-19-2018, 05:32 PM
The scarf on this Luke can do that too.

I really like the set, and it is the best overall Wampa we have gotten, but it seems a little 'lacking' when comparing the articulation and detail on the torso with that of the Saga version.
At the very least, the ability to tilt the head up and down would've been nice, to be to help with crouching and hunched over poses.

I tried to rotate the scarf on mine and it broke off completely. Beware.

jimmii
04-19-2018, 08:35 PM
I wasn't planning on getting this, but if I see it for $20 at retail, I might give in. It's a great looking sculpt.
http://www.rebelscum.com/hasbro-star-wars/Wampa-Luke-Skywalker-Hoth-Star-Wars-Universe-Hasbro/Wampa-Luke-Skywalker-Hoth-Star-Wars-Universe-Hasbro-014.jpg
http://www.rebelscum.com/swsaga/sw04ultrawampafront.jpg

I like the arms and legs having some added posability, but the torso on the 2004 Wampa had added articulation and the head on that one is better too. It never ends to be frustrating that Hasbro can take a step forward and back at the same time.

Seize9
04-19-2018, 08:49 PM
Now I think I need an opener, great. Gonna try looking for one tomorrow.

King_Goji
04-20-2018, 10:06 AM
I tried to rotate the scarf on mine and it broke off completely. Beware.Really? That's too bad.
I have two of these opened, and both Luke's have freely rotating scarves.
What are other peoples' experiences with this?

Nicklab
04-20-2018, 10:10 AM
http://www.rebelscum.com/hasbro-star-wars/Wampa-Luke-Skywalker-Hoth-Star-Wars-Universe-Hasbro/Wampa-Luke-Skywalker-Hoth-Star-Wars-Universe-Hasbro-014.jpg
http://www.rebelscum.com/swsaga/sw04ultrawampafront.jpg

I like the arms and legs having some added posability, but the torso on the 2004 Wampa had added articulation and the head on that one is better too. It never ends to be frustrating that Hasbro can take a step forward and back at the same time.


I had been wondering just why a new Wampa was needed in the line. But then I realized:

1 - The Saga Ultra Wampa came out 15 years ago, and
2 - I saw THIS comparison photo/post. It's a great selling point for the new Wampa.