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GNT
06-07-2013, 06:21 PM
This figure is rumoured via Jedi Temple Archives. No pictures or info just yet.

Does the idea of seeing this figure interest you? Perhaps just a reissue of the last Dagobah Yoda that breaks into 2 pieces, perhaps it could double as an AOTC version as well.

darthpaul1974
06-07-2013, 06:29 PM
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This figure is rumoured via Jedi Temple Archives. No pictures or info just yet.

Does the idea of seeing this figure interest you? Perhaps just a reissue of the last Dagobah Yoda that breaks into 2 pieces, perhaps it could double as an AOTC version as well.

AaylaSecurasMan
06-07-2013, 06:30 PM
I"ll be picking him up regardless, GNT I found old threads down at the VC section of some of the other ones announced :-)

GNT
06-07-2013, 06:31 PM
I know a few exist so I'll merge and move them when I can. :)

Rune_Haako
06-07-2013, 06:33 PM
Should come with a soft goods backpack.

pohatu771
06-07-2013, 07:19 PM
I like the VOTC version, but it certainly could be improved.

Rocket_Back
06-07-2013, 09:00 PM
Maybe we'll finally get a Yoda that looks like the puppet. The old POTF2 version is, very sadly, still the closest.

John_Solo
06-07-2013, 09:43 PM
Maybe we'll finally get a Yoda that looks like the puppet. The old POTF2 version is, very sadly, still the closest.

So true. 18 year old mold.

EddieU
06-07-2013, 11:27 PM
Make him look like the puppet, throw in a snake (that actually looks like a snake), and all will be forgiven, Hasbro.

Idpullthecurtain
06-08-2013, 06:53 AM
http://www.rebelscum.com/OTC/votc04yodaloose-m.jpg

This one was good. But it could have been better, especially the headsculpt and the bulky coat. I am hoping a new one will be an improvement. If it is an new one, it could be a re-pack of course. And if so it wouldn't be the worst choice ever for a re-pack.

PizzatheHut
06-08-2013, 06:59 AM
It will be interesting to see how (if) Hasbro improves upon the OTC version, which I still think is brilliant.

TJapes
06-08-2013, 07:47 AM
I'd like to see the lamp he argues with R2 over, that would be most excellent.

fumetti
06-08-2013, 07:47 AM
http://www.rebelscum.com/OTC/votc04yodaloose-m.jpg

This one was good. But it could have been better, especially the headsculpt and the bulky coat. I am hoping a new one will be an improvement. If it is an new one, it could be a re-pack of course. And if so it wouldn't be the worst choice ever for a re-pack.

I like this one, but the head's too small. The ESB Yoda had a bigger head.

Scarrviper
06-08-2013, 09:36 AM
PLEASE be a proper ESB version that actually looks like the puppet. Please. There have been way too many prequel yodas released. Give us the original.

eriks_mask
06-08-2013, 10:07 AM
Agree! A figure that looks like the Freeborn puppet has been one of my top wants. It would also be great if he didn't have swivel arms like the VOTC one.

Yodaminch
06-08-2013, 10:15 AM
Also agreed. A decent ESB Yoda is Number 1 on my list. Please let them do the following:

1) No Angry or Goofy Yoda. He should have a neutral, serene expression.
2) STOP casting him in Dark Green plastic. The puppet was a lighter green. The TPM version was a darker green to show a younger, healthier Yoda.

darthsatan
06-08-2013, 12:11 PM
I don't want another Yoda.
My OTC version is my Dagobah figure and I have the lamp and accessories from the first-release Dagobah large X-Wing.
My TVC version holds a lightsaber and makes a fantastic PT Yoda.

Idpullthecurtain
06-08-2013, 12:15 PM
I don't want another Yoda.
My OTC version is my Dagobah figure and I have the lamp and accessories from the first-release Dagobah large X-Wing.
My TVC version holds a lightsaber and makes a fantastic PT Yoda.

I love the OTC Yoda. But a SA, softgoods one might be awesome too.

bigbarada
06-08-2013, 12:36 PM
I don't want another Yoda.
My OTC version is my Dagobah figure and I have the lamp and accessories from the first-release Dagobah large X-Wing.
My TVC version holds a lightsaber and makes a fantastic PT Yoda.

The 2004 OTC Yoda still looks good to me a well:
http://www.rebelscum.com/OTC/otc0402yodadagobahfront.jpg
I actually placed the head on the VOTC Yoda body and made my "perfect" Yoda that way.

It will be interesting to see if this is a true improvement or another "1 step forward, 2 steps backward" kind of thing that we usually get with core characters.

Yodaminch
06-08-2013, 01:42 PM
It's good, but it's not the puppet. The POTF Yoda remains the best likeness for the puppet. This Yoda should have the following: Lighter Green plastic for the skin, neutral/serene expression and ball jointed elbows (if they can do it for ewoks, they can do it for Yoda), and a more grey/white robe

Basically, I want this:

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/7512/yodasizedmv2.jpg

VornJithco
06-08-2013, 02:53 PM
much welcomed a new ESB Yoda would be!!

TK_842
06-08-2013, 04:15 PM
Meh. Beside a better headsculpt (which i doubt we can get) i can't see what more to expect from a Dagobah Yoda. One fig i'm not really excited about right now.

DarthPete
06-08-2013, 07:41 PM
It's good, but it's not the puppet. The POTF Yoda remains the best likeness for the puppet. This Yoda should have the following: Lighter Green plastic for the skin, neutral/serene expression and ball jointed elbows (if they can do it for ewoks, they can do it for Yoda), and a more grey/white robe

Basically, I want this:

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/7512/yodasizedmv2.jpg
I second this!

EmperorPalpitate
06-08-2013, 09:04 PM
I wish we could get a Yoda using Evergrey's fantastic sculpt. Chances are it won't even be half this good....

http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/xx192/MeanRedMachine/colored_casts_9.jpg

Generation42
06-08-2013, 09:27 PM
Personally, I was inspired by DarkLord1967's custom Yoda so much that I followed his recipe (http://forum.rebelscum.com/t1033661-2/#post17793032) and made one of my own.

http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/Yoda39.jpg

That is Rob's. Isn't it great?

If this new Yoda can improve on this, I'll be thrilled!

trandoshanhunter
06-08-2013, 09:46 PM
Both of those are really good! Too bad Hasbro will never give us headsculpts that awesome...

Michael_Knight
06-08-2013, 09:56 PM
I have to see this before I get excited.

Darth_Bones
06-08-2013, 11:54 PM
Im usually the type that says I'll get excited when I see it!! But for some reason I'm already excited about this figure as well as Luke!!! I can't wait, I just hope it's awesome!!!! If they "knock one figure out if the park" I really hope it's this one!!!

Deathbymonkeys
06-09-2013, 02:47 AM
He better come with a backpack he fits in...

EnigmaticOne
06-09-2013, 03:28 AM
He better come with a backpack he fits in...

I was going to say the exact same thing! :P

Rune_Haako brought up soft goods. I'd be interested if it can be pulled of pretty well.

Tyranusspotting
06-09-2013, 09:51 AM
I never got the OTC version, only the VOTC version, so I really hope he'll come with a backpack that fits on OTC Dagobah Training Luke.

Though, the headsculpt/ paint work needs to be up on par, or above that of the POTFII /Flashback Yoda to get me to buy him.

Obi_Wan_Kaboozie
06-09-2013, 02:28 PM
We've had several ESB Yodas that fell short of the mark. If this one nails it, I'll get him in a heartbeat. Probably the figure I'm most excited about besides Plagueis.

Trooper31
06-10-2013, 05:38 AM
Assuming this is an ESB figure and not some PT figure from the younglings training film, them I'm really excited. I have the 2004 one, but I'd like an update.

Nerfherder
06-10-2013, 11:02 AM
I can't believe its been almost 10 years since we got an ESB Yoda. In fact, I don't believe either of the '04 figures have even been re-released since. Kids have grown up without being able to buy the iconic OT Yoda.

I remember when planning my wedding we had these little centerpieces with plants and figures inside them. One was going to be Yoda, and I quickly realized I did not have an extra OT Yoda to go in the centerpiece. I had to buy one on the secondary market. And of course the VOTC Yoda is the rarest and most expensive of the 2004 VOTC.

John_Solo
06-10-2013, 12:02 PM
I basically hate every ESB/OT Yoda they've done so far in the ME. VOTC was mediocre, in my opinion (head sculpt was a disaster.) The two POTF2 figures were the lesser of all evils, but still not there. I'm with Yodaminch on what I want the toy to look like.

If they can successfully do this, it'll be one of the few 3.75" SA figures I ever buy again. Of course, I anticipate they will have much more success with the likeness on the eventual 6" figure.

DarthPete
06-10-2013, 03:13 PM
Assuming this is an ESB figure and not some PT figure from the younglings training film, them I'm really excited. I have the 2004 one, but I'd like an update.
I believe it is an ESB one. There's also a Jedi training Luke listed in the same assortment.

GNT
06-10-2013, 09:15 PM
The 2004 OTC Yoda still looks good to me a well

Looks fine to me, maybe Hasbro can lighten up the skin tone and toss in a material bag but that's all I'd really change with this release.

Idpullthecurtain
06-11-2013, 06:16 AM
Looks fine to me, maybe Hasbro can lighten up the skin tone and toss in a material bag but that's all I'd really change with this release.

Yeah and I really would love to see the head updated. That was my main problem with it.

VintijDroidGutzz
06-11-2013, 10:20 AM
It's great to see there's a lot of sense being made in this thread so far. :)

The POTF2 head has the best likeness so far; they'd do well to improve on that one - & they bloody well should.

The most iconic version of Yoda still has kaka Hasbro figures - to this day.

duro
06-15-2013, 11:38 PM
I may be the only person to consider this, but I seriously doubt it: I am frustrated by the discrepancies between all modern Yodas and the Yaddle figure! I guess it might be a little OCD of me, but I can't stand the fact that she has a bigger (correct) head and stands taller. To date, the actual vintage Yoda and the POTF2 Yoda are the best for me; I liked the VOTC, but he was too dainty and his head was way too small. The snake looked like a piece of galactic taffy. But anyway, if they would match him to Yaddle in size and scale, and give the same kind of softgoods as VOTC (which were pretty good), it the would be perhaps the best surprise of the Black Series.

NOTE: I realize that Yaddle is more than a tad outdated herself, but you know we're never gonna get another of her (unless she shows up in Disney's Yoda movie as his secret sister or something; wait, GL's not writing this one, never mind). So, if we have to live with Yaddle as she is, then the best we can hope for is a Yoda to match.

lordtyrannus
06-16-2013, 08:50 AM
I can't imagine the Hasbro brand team sitting down at a meeting and saying "Guys, we have to finally knock this OT Yoda out of the park--- first off, he needs match the Phantom Menace Yaddle figure". :-)

duro
06-16-2013, 10:34 PM
True that! But they have tried to design/redesign things to fit scale/species specs and such before. I don't know how far/in what ways they plan stuff out, but when 2006 Saga Chief Chirpa came out and looked like Nippet's younger brother, it was clear that every Ewok in the epic would have to be done over. But you're right; many at Hax-bro may not even remember that there is a Yaddle. Incidentally, she did come back out as a repaint around Saga, but it's been years.

Every other alien species and its members are consistent, right? Like Gran (Ree-Yees/Ask Aak/Mawhonic), Snivvians (various versions of Takeel/Zutton/Blue/Red), Wookiees (Chewie through the years/all the behemoth ROTS Wooks), Skakoans (Wat Tambor and that giant TRU guy from TCW, who, for all know, is supposed to be as big as a rancor; I have DVD seasons 1-4, but have only watched the first one).

Anyway, since everything else fits scale, why not Yoda/Yaddle? :grin:

Idpullthecurtain
06-17-2013, 04:41 AM
Every other alien species and its members are consistent, right? Like Gran (Ree-Yees/Ask Aak/Mawhonic)

It ironic that the first species you mention is Gran. That is the biggest mess of all time re scale. Did you see Mawhonic?

Droidworld
06-17-2013, 11:26 AM
Anyway, since everything else fits scale, why not Yoda/Yaddle? :grin:


Yaddle will most likely NEVER be made again, so this is a moot point. Yoda needs to be in scale with all the newest figures he will be purchased and posed with, not with the scale they were using ten years ago.

duro
06-17-2013, 10:38 PM
It ironic that the first species you mention is Gran. That is the biggest mess of all time re scale. Did you see Mawhonic?

Yeah, I was being ironic there, professor.

Idpullthecurtain
06-18-2013, 08:55 AM
Yeah, I was being ironic there, professor.

lol, I completely missed your point.

Michael_Knight
10-09-2013, 06:02 PM
https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/p480x480/1374145_10151969261072437_1167220418_n.jpg

Michael_Knight
10-09-2013, 06:04 PM
https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1394207_10151969257422437_1841820655_n.jpg

trandoshanhunter
10-09-2013, 06:07 PM
Oh, wow! That is freakin' amazing! :o

Michael_Knight
10-09-2013, 06:09 PM
Yes, Hasbro has managed to capture a great likeness of Yoda here for sure. This is the best one yet and I'm not even a fan of softgoods.

my_kind_of_scum
10-09-2013, 06:14 PM
I wasn't excited for yet another Yoda, but he looks really really good.

darth_sidious
10-09-2013, 06:27 PM
What an awesome little figure - I think he sports a Stuart Freeborn likeness in this sculpt.

Masterfett
10-09-2013, 06:58 PM
Yeah I wasn't on the bandwagon for another Yoda either, but he did turn out pretty good! Finally got the OT likeness several of us have been after for some time too!
I'll definitely get this little guy!

Doop
10-09-2013, 06:59 PM
Awesome! Can't wait!

Scarrviper
10-09-2013, 07:00 PM
At last! An ESB OT Yoda! Been so sick of seeing prequel based ones. Looks fantastic, really looking forward to this one. Love it.

TheForce5
10-09-2013, 07:02 PM
I've been wanting a good OT Yoda for awhile now. Looks good, I'm excited for this one!

Doop
10-09-2013, 07:05 PM
I've been wanting a good OT Yoda for awhile now. Looks good, I'm excited for this one!
Same here! His sculpt is perfect!

Shadow_Imperium
10-09-2013, 07:12 PM
I can finally replace my VOTC one yay! I hope the final product looks good in hand, the last Yoda (Green packaging) had horrendous eyes. I wonder what he looks like under the robes....

Meesa_Mike
10-09-2013, 07:14 PM
https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1394207_10151969257422437_1841820655_n.jpg
Freakin amazing! But it's way too early to hope the actual production figure will look as good as this prototype. If it does, this wii be the definitive Yoda!

Droidworld
10-09-2013, 07:17 PM
Looks great! FINALLY a wave of excellent figures to get excited about! They better be double packed without stupid carry forwards from Wave 2.

EmperorPalpitate
10-09-2013, 07:20 PM
It does look like the best OT Yoda to date. Not perfect, but for this scale, it's still quite nice.

duro
10-09-2013, 07:31 PM
This I like!

BenShysa75
10-09-2013, 07:35 PM
Buy this Yoda, I will! Mmmm...yes!

Michael_Knight
10-09-2013, 07:39 PM
Freakin amazing! But it's way too early to hope the actual production figure will look as good as this prototype. If it does, this wii be the definitive Yoda!

Tis true. A lot of times they end up looking horrible. Hopefully his eyes don't end up on his cheeks like with the Mini Rig Yoda that recently was released.

pohatu771
10-09-2013, 07:51 PM
It does look great, and I'll gladly replace my VOTC version (which I do like).

I have a feeling that under the robes you will find the same body as the TVC version (I don't recall if it was used before that figure), but with a new head and the outer belt. It does appear to have the same hands, and the swivel elbows allow it to hold the cane with two hands, which I don't think ball joints would.

duro
10-09-2013, 08:01 PM
Good points! The head sculpt is the main detain that needed updating, since the rest will be covered by the new soft goods.

EnigmaticOne
10-09-2013, 08:57 PM
Excellent looking Yoda, a must buy for me!

EmperorPalpitate
10-09-2013, 09:33 PM
I was hoping they'd use Evergrey's outstanding sculpt (which he sent to them for free use), but at least we're getting a bit closer to the perfection that he sculpted.

http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/xx192/MeanRedMachine/colored_casts_9.jpg

Droidworld
10-09-2013, 09:43 PM
If the new Yoda's upper lip was a black mustache, he would look like Coach Hines from MAD TV!?! I still think he's awesome, though not as spectacular as Evergrey's for sure.

Glitch
10-09-2013, 09:47 PM
Will wait and see what the actual production piece looks like before I get too exited, but it's nice to finally see a Yoda figure without a lightsaber.

Darth_Jawa
10-09-2013, 09:51 PM
Will wait and see what the actual production piece looks like before I get too exited, but it's nice to finally see a Yoda figure without a lightsaber.

I'm in 100% agreement. I'm sick to death of lightsaber-wielding prequel Yoda figures. While the overall figure sculpt looks to be something of an improvement, the soft goods cloak absolutely kills this figure for me. The threads from the frayed edges look like fringe on a vintage 70s coat, not the tattered robe Yoda wore on Dagobah. Maybe Hasbro will change to a more authentic-looking fabric on the production figure, but I somehow doubt it.

JediMerc
10-09-2013, 09:52 PM
This looks like the star of the wave, for me. Looks perfect in those images; I hope there aren't any major surprises under the cloak (like ball-jointed toes or some weird articulation)...

tanksmasher
10-09-2013, 09:59 PM
He actually turned out pretty good.

Yodaminch
10-09-2013, 10:36 PM
This Yoda should have the following: Lighter Green plastic for the skin, neutral/serene expression and ball jointed elbows (if they can do it for ewoks, they can do it for Yoda), and a more grey/white robe

Basically, I want this:

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/7512/yodasizedmv2.jpg

- Lighter Green skin? Check
- Neutral expression? Check
- Grey robe? eh. Close enough
- Ball joint elbows? No idea.
- Looks like the puppet?

http://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2013/10/NYCC-Hasbro-Party-Star-Wars029.jpg'

Check.

But I am pleased with what I see so far. Finally a Yoda that is neither constipated, crazy or angry. A nice neutral Yoda that brought me back to the POTF sculpt. A shame this wasn't on vintage card.

John_Solo
10-09-2013, 10:56 PM
I would like to have that toy delivered to my house post haste, please and thank you.

my_kind_of_scum
10-10-2013, 12:03 AM
I can't get over how amazing this figure looks. I'm actually excited for a figure I've purchased a hundred times over. Good show, Hasbro.

mattmanw54301
10-10-2013, 01:26 AM
Count me in for this one and Luke.

Masterfett
10-10-2013, 01:36 AM
I'm wondering if he has BH, or Swivel elbows? Would be nice to finally get a fully SA Yoda!

darthsatan
10-10-2013, 02:11 AM
This is the best looking figure in this scale. Ever.

Christian_Slade
10-10-2013, 03:17 AM
Look at the photo from the film and then look at the height of that figure. The figure is WAY too tall. Looks like Yodas got some stilt action going on.

Racetrack
10-10-2013, 03:47 AM
Great figure except for the hair. Yoda never had that much hair!

EmperorPalpitate
10-10-2013, 03:59 AM
Hopefully he can be hunched over a bit, cuz he looks a little too tall.

Ackbars_No1_Fan
10-10-2013, 04:56 AM
Wow, what a great figure, and I gave up on the 3.75" "SA" line ages ago. Can't justify spending 10 on a figure like this, but if I see it on offer...

Trooper31
10-10-2013, 07:40 AM
I think the figure looks great. I'm reallylooking forward to it.

DarthPete
10-10-2013, 07:48 AM
He does look awesome! I'm very pleased. I do hope the production Yoda will be a little shorter, maybe the figure can be hunched over a bit and they just have him standing straight. Bit too much hair too, but that said, I'll take him! Maybe two or three!

K3PO
10-10-2013, 08:05 AM
It's probably how they have him posed in the picture, but to me it looks like Mel Brooks. I'll have to see it in hand before I commit to it.

HothHan
10-10-2013, 08:15 AM
It's nice to see a Yoda WITHOUT a lightsaber!

Rocket_Back
10-10-2013, 09:14 AM
The up-close pics on the front page really show off the face sculpt. Looks really good. A little too much hair maybe and a bit tall (take his head size and count how many heads he is and do the same with a film still), but he walked with a little hunch anyway, so I got a feeling posing him that way will correct it. Pretty satisfied with this. It's great to see a muppet Yoda and one that doesn't come with a lightsaber and a constipated expression. I'll end up buying a few, I'm sure.

patrickdurfee
10-10-2013, 09:16 AM
There is still one old Empire Yoda that still looks good and its the old Complete galaxy Yoda that came inside a little Dagobah planet.

This new Dagobah Yoda figure looks beautiful with a nice decent soft goods ratty robe. Wonder if he'll come with a snake or not

barkatthemoon
10-10-2013, 12:16 PM
He looks like a very young Yoda, as opposed to a "jedi training" version. To me, that's not a bad thing. :)

EnigmaticOne
10-10-2013, 12:16 PM
This new Dagobah Yoda figure looks beautiful with a nice decent soft goods ratty robe. Wonder if he'll come with a snake or not

I was wondering the same thing. I am really hope he does.

Masterfett
10-10-2013, 12:42 PM
It's nice to see a Yoda WITHOUT a lightsaber!
It's a little early to make that assessment, he's not shown carded... Things could always change with the final product, and we know how Hasbro wants these to be kid friendly by adding playability.

NabooTatoo
10-10-2013, 01:43 PM
Not sure about this one...he reminds me awfully a lot of the VOTC release from years ago. I didn't care for the cloth robe then either. The face sculpt is a definite improvement however, which I do appreciate. I don't feel like the sleeves are big enough, they should have more fabric to hang more. But that's the problem with cloth in this tiny scale, the more fabric the bulkier they get.

Doop
10-10-2013, 01:44 PM
It's a little early to make that assessment, he's not shown carded... Things could always change with the final product, and we know how Hasbro wants these to be kid friendly by adding playability.
Kenner yoda was kid friendly. And that didn't come with a Lightsaber.

HothHan
10-10-2013, 02:00 PM
It's a little early to make that assessment, he's not shown carded... Things could always change with the final product, and we know how Hasbro wants these to be kid friendly by adding playability.

I would be very surprised if OT era Dagobah came with a lightsaber...

NabooTatoo
10-10-2013, 02:32 PM
Did he even escape the Senate building with his lightsaber?

DarthJefe
10-10-2013, 02:57 PM
Amazed, I am. Excellent, this figure looks to be.

Agen_Kolar
10-10-2013, 03:24 PM
I really have mixed feelings towards this figure. The head sculpt is fantastic - the best Yoda sculpt to date, no doubts there at all. However, softgoods barely work at a full-heighted 3 3/4" figure, much less a 2" Yoda. I'd rather him have sculpted robes. That said, I can overlook them if they're well done in production. I will wait to see.

My biggest problem, and one I hope is fixed before production, is Yoda's height. He's about a head too tall. If this isn't corrected, I'll have to come up with some sort of solution. He looks like he's Even Piell's height.

DarthPete
10-10-2013, 03:26 PM
The more I think about it the more I'm willing to bet (blindly hope?) there's some articulation that will allow him to be hunched over more and they just have him standing straight for the pics. *crosses fingers...holds the dremel in the other hand just in case*

GNT
10-10-2013, 03:38 PM
Looks good to me, the new Yoda figure reminds me of the puppet they used. I suppose that's not a bad thing.

Idpullthecurtain
10-10-2013, 03:55 PM
I really have mixed feelings towards this figure. The head sculpt is fantastic - the best Yoda sculpt to date, no doubts there at all. However, softgoods barely work at a full-heighted 3 3/4" figure, much less a 2" Yoda. I'd rather him have sculpted robes. That said, I can overlook them if they're well done in production. I will wait to see.

My biggest problem, and one I hope is fixed before production, is Yoda's height. He's about a head too tall. If this isn't corrected, I'll have to come up with some sort of solution. He looks like he's Even Piell's height.

The height looks about right to me. Do you reckon he should be smaller?

http://www.rebelscum.com/2013/NYCC-2013-Black-Series-001.jpg

darthsatan
10-10-2013, 03:57 PM
At him, look. Complain about the height, do some of you? Life a get.

Darth_Bones
10-10-2013, 04:14 PM
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Droidworld
10-10-2013, 04:19 PM
At him, look. Complain about the height, do some of you? Life a get.


Thanks for the chuckle! I'm a HUGE proponent of correct scale, and can't stand it when some figures seem way out of whack. This Yoda seems fine. It's the backpack that is way out of scale.

Christian_Slade
10-10-2013, 04:53 PM
This is tall Yoda when he still payed basketball on Dagobah. Look for the correct height variant as a SDCC exclusive.

Billy_Ray
10-10-2013, 05:05 PM
Man, this Yoda is off the chain! Nice to be excited about the 3 3/4 offerings again.

Yodaminch
10-10-2013, 05:41 PM
Yoda's tall for one reason: I'm betting he's using the Vintage ROTS Yoda legs. Wouldn't surprise me if the entire body was that actually but it's hard to tell. And I'm really hoping it's not because I really want ball joint elbows on this one. One thing that I did notice under the close up shots: Does Yoda not have a ball jointed neck?

NabooTatoo
10-10-2013, 06:47 PM
Yoda's tall for one reason: I'm betting he's using the Vintage ROTS Yoda legs. Wouldn't surprise me if the entire body was that actually but it's hard to tell. And I'm really hoping it's not because I really want ball joint elbows on this one. One thing that I did notice under the close up shots: Does Yoda not have a ball jointed neck?

It looks almost like the neck is attached to the head kinda like the new SSC Yoda. Limiting the directions he can look.

patrickdurfee
10-10-2013, 07:14 PM
Swivel elbows again probably since its a smaller figure since its Yoda figure. At least it might have ball jointed knees and head.

Winsto
10-10-2013, 07:47 PM
It's still a prototype but this does look like it could be the best Yoda yet. I mean EVER! I hope the actual release is as good. Btw, for those complaining about the soft goods, it's necessary so he may sit inside Luke's backpack without the bulk of plastic robes. The texture of the fabric is a bit course looking in the photos. I'll be patient and wait to see what the final product looks like. So far, very promising.

tierneygreen
10-10-2013, 07:59 PM
I don't care that he's a bit too tall. The head sculpt is hands down the best they've done for ESB Yoda. An instant upgrade from the VOTC version, and definite buy for me.

Law
10-10-2013, 08:13 PM
Wow. That is just stunning. Part of me feels that he doesn't quite look accurate, more like he's a concept Yoda. But either way, he looks AMAZING, and more... "real" than prior versions. Just awesome.

DeckOfficer
10-10-2013, 08:37 PM
This Yoda looks amazing. I don't think I've bought a Yoda since POTF2 because the vintage one (something I rarely say) was the best version to me. Finally, I will get a new Yoda and I hope the soft goods really come out like that.

Diablo20
10-10-2013, 11:01 PM
Like this figure I do. Buy it I will.

Jay_the_Lesser
10-11-2013, 07:11 AM
He's a nice upgrade and I will probably get him. And yes, I think he's too tall also.

jediblood
10-11-2013, 07:55 AM
He seems a little tall and slender for Yoda...maybe this is the 400 year old version.

Maverick10126
10-11-2013, 08:08 AM
Too tall and awful soft goods. Anyone have a OTC Yoda they are looking to unload because of this guy?

Rocket_Back
10-11-2013, 08:55 AM
Too tall and awful soft goods. Anyone have a OTC Yoda they are looking to unload because of this guy?

Not sure if serious.

http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/4111/nfr2.jpghttp://img13.imageshack.us/img13/1764/gdrq.jpg

NabooTatoo
10-11-2013, 09:30 AM
Not sure if serious.

http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/4111/nfr2.jpghttp://img13.imageshack.us/img13/1764/gdrq.jpg

Give me the OTC Yoda with the new one's head and I'm happy.

John_Solo
10-11-2013, 09:44 AM
Being a Kenner-head, I'll always prefer softgoods on my Yoda figures. Just seems right to me.

Masterfett
10-11-2013, 11:27 AM
The head sculpt is fantastic - the best Yoda sculpt to date, no doubts there at all. However, softgoods barely work at a full-heighted 3 3/4" figure, much less a 2" Yoda. I'd rather him have sculpted robes.
You could always put this new head on the older OTC Yoda body, if the new head isn't too large that is.

I just hope the head looks as good, if not better on the final product! I might have to buy several, just to use this head on all the other versions I have.

Glitch
10-11-2013, 11:53 AM
Only took them close to 20 years to deliver on a better Yoda head sculpt than the POTF 2 version.

The only thing I don't get is the hair.

The sculptor delivers this beautiful, thoughtful sculpt on the face and head, but when it comes time to sculpt in the hair.... "Yeah, that looks about right."

:wtf:

His hair is so thin and wispy in ESB, he should have been left virtually bald.

Internets
10-11-2013, 01:17 PM
I don't know if I'm seeing the same Yoda as everyone else. It's way to tall and slender and doesn't really look like the puppet. The VOTC one from way back when is better : /

Montross
10-11-2013, 01:39 PM
Looks amazing! I'm gonna buy this figure so fast that my debit card may burst into flames.

Agen_Kolar
10-11-2013, 02:07 PM
You could always put this new head on the older OTC Yoda body, if the new head isn't too large that is.

I just hope the head looks as good, if not better on the final product! I might have to buy several, just to use this head on all the other versions I have.

Yeah, if I can make that work, I think I might!

Oddball_Fett
10-11-2013, 04:09 PM
It's a little early to make that assessment, he's not shown carded... Things could always change with the final product, and we know how Hasbro wants these to be kid friendly by adding playability.

No problem. Don't want a lightsaber? Don't use it. But since I've never bought any other Yoda precisely because I've been waiting for something that looks like this I'd still be happy to have the saber as an option.

Oddball_Fett
10-11-2013, 04:12 PM
Thanks for the chuckle! I'm a HUGE proponent of correct scale, and can't stand it when some figures seem way out of whack. This Yoda seems fine. It's the backpack that is way out of scale.

It's 'cos Yoda brought cookies.

Masterfett
10-11-2013, 09:03 PM
Only took them close to 20 years to deliver on a better Yoda head sculpt than the POTF 2 version.

The only thing I don't get is the hair.

The sculptor delivers this beautiful, thoughtful sculpt on the face and head, but when it comes time to sculpt in the hair.... "Yeah, that looks about right."

:wtf:

His hair is so thin and wispy in ESB, he should have been left virtually bald.
You know I was thinking about that, and it might be difficult to sculpt really thin hair.

Generation42
10-11-2013, 09:05 PM
I'm really thrilled with how well this prototype turned out, and if the final product does it any kind of justice, it looks as though I may finally be able to retire my custom OT Yoda!

tanksmasher
10-11-2013, 09:43 PM
The only thing I don't get is the hair.

His hair is so thin and wispy in ESB, he should have been left virtually bald.

The hair threw me at first too. I had to go look at photos to see if my memory had failed me. Yep it's there but barely...

Revanfan1
10-11-2013, 09:57 PM
I really, really want one of these.

Droidworld
10-11-2013, 11:02 PM
You know I was thinking about that, and it might be difficult to sculpt really thin hair.


Impossible actually. Yoda's wispy hairs are quite long and "full" but can't be sculpted as such in any scale. Larger scales could use real hair. Otherwise NO hair, and perhaps a few gray painted wispy lines would have been fine.

Maverick10126
10-11-2013, 11:45 PM
I do like the new head, don't get my wrong. I just feel that the rest of the figure is off. I like soft goods when they don't distract from the general look of the figure. Same with articulation. I'll sacrifice articulation if the figure looks cleaner. I really don't need a super articulated Yoda anyway. He didn't do anything in ESB. Just talked a lot and raised an arm for the X-Wing. So I could really care less if he had articulated knees and all that. I like the look of the OTC Yoda's body. I hate that head, didn't mean for it to sound like it was a superior head sculpt. I was either planning on popping the POTF2 head on or maybe this new one.

patrickdurfee
10-12-2013, 01:16 AM
I think the ratty soft goods robe looks just fine for the new Dagobah Yoda figure. Nice little necklace accessory or whatever it is


Not sure if serious.

http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/4111/nfr2.jpghttp://img13.imageshack.us/img13/1764/gdrq.jpg

Droidworld
10-12-2013, 01:20 AM
I think the ratty soft goods robe looks just fine for the new Dagobah Yoda figure. Nice little necklace accessory or whatever it is


It it is a Blissl. Yoda's flute. I feel sufficiently geeky now!

GNT
10-12-2013, 05:25 AM
It it is a Blissl. Yoda's flute. I feel sufficiently geeky now!

Nerd :grin:

DarthPete
10-12-2013, 07:11 AM
It it is a Blissl. Yoda's flute. I feel sufficiently geeky now!

For some strange reason, I'm jealous that I didn't know that. ;)

Diablo20
10-12-2013, 08:31 AM
It it is a Blissl. Yoda's flute. I feel sufficiently geeky now!

Wow, you just turned the Nerd dial to 11. :)

Revanfan1
10-13-2013, 03:00 PM
For some strange reason, I'm jealous that I didn't know that. ;)

So am I. I thought I knew practically everything about SW...how could I miss Yoda's instrument? :\

StarWarsMonsters
10-13-2013, 08:11 PM
So am I. I thought I knew practically everything about SW...how could I miss Yoda's instrument? :\
I feel like most of us probably missed it all these years. I think the first time I learned of it was at the Magic of Myth Exhibit, when I saw Yoda... "in person".

http://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/star-wars/online/images/BookImages/yoda.jpg (http://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/star-wars/online/sw-unit9.htm)

I remember seeing it as a separate accessory for the first time, on the VOTC figure (http://www.rebelscum.com/OTC-Vyoda.asp).

http://www.rebelscum.com/OTC/votc04yodafront.jpg (http://www.rebelscum.com/OTC-Vyoda.asp)

What's really interesting is if we go back and look at Kenner's original Yoda figure, we see they actually incorporated the detail into their sculpt. Not Yoda's figure sculpt as we've seen other figures with details such as necklaces sculpted onto the bodies (eg Chirpa (http://www.rebelscum.com/VINtChiefchirpa.asp)), but onto the belt.

http://www.rebelscum.com/vintage/vintyodabelt.jpg (http://www.rebelscum.com/VINtYoda.asp)

Tell me that's not the flute, there, sans thong! The Kenner days may not have been about realistic replicas, but they certainly did pay attention to detail!

It's really fitting to picture Yoda mindfully playing some soothing tune, patiently biding his time, in some of his long solitary moments on Dagobah.

Diablo20
10-13-2013, 08:29 PM
It's really fitting to picture Yoda mindfully playing some soothing tune, patiently biding his time, in some of his long solitary moments on Dagobah.

Yoda and Zamfir were best of friends.

StarWarsMonsters
10-13-2013, 08:35 PM
Yoda and Zamfir were best of friends.
"Zamfir" is totally a Star Wars name.

Diablo20
10-14-2013, 12:08 AM
"Zamfir" is totally a Star Wars name.

Aint' that the truth.

Doop
10-14-2013, 01:27 PM
I watched ESB again this morning. Yoda is too tall here.

Richard_Grayson
10-14-2013, 03:24 PM
Ummmm... hey. I checked through this thread and no one seems to have mentioned this, but...

Are we sure this is for the 3.75" line? Because the accompanying training Luke has double-joint elbows and swivel biceps. So when I saw these in photo form, I just assumed these were for the 6" line.

Anybody?

Darth_Bones
10-14-2013, 03:31 PM
Ummmm... hey. I checked through this thread and no one seems to have mentioned this, but...

Are we sure this is for the 3.75" line? Because the accompanying training Luke has double-joint elbows and swivel biceps. So when I saw these in photo form, I just assumed these were for the 6" line.

Anybody?

You are correct about the articulation, but mistaken on scale!!! These were "announced" by Hasbro as wave 4 of the 3 3/3" BS figures!!! I'm guessing the added articulation is so that Luke can do a handstand, and also do the double handed grasp of the backpack straps!!!

Richard_Grayson
10-14-2013, 03:35 PM
You are correct about the articulation, but mistaken on scale!!! These were "announced" by Hasbro as wave 4 of the 3 3/3" BS figures!!! I'm guessing the added articulation is so that Luke can do a handstand, and also do the double handed grasp of the backpack straps!!!

Ohhhhhh, that actually makes sense, for the handstands! Thanks! Of course, now I'll need to decide if this Yoda is worth buying after just last year I tracked down the VOTC version and am still very happy with him.

Doop
10-14-2013, 07:13 PM
Ohhhhhh, that actually makes sense, for the handstands! Thanks! Of course, now I'll need to decide if this Yoda is worth buying after just last year I tracked down the VOTC version and am still very happy with him.
Only that one is a PT one. This one looks like an OT one.

King_D
10-14-2013, 08:11 PM
Only that one is a PT one. This one looks like an OT one.

No, he's talking about this VOTC Yoda: Rebelscum.com: Photo Archive (http://www.rebelscum.com/OTC-Vyoda.asp)

And while we're at it, stop post padding; it's getting a bit annoying.....

Richard_Grayson
10-14-2013, 09:53 PM
No, he's talking about this VOTC Yoda: Rebelscum.com: Photo Archive (http://www.rebelscum.com/OTC-Vyoda.asp)

And while we're at it, stop post padding; it's getting a bit annoying.....

Yup, that's the guy!

What's "post padding?" Was that directed at me? I'm not being sarcastic, I really don't know.

Yodaminch
10-14-2013, 10:19 PM
I watched ESB again this morning. Yoda is too tall here.

Well, there's two lines of thought here. The first is that the prequels elongated Yoda's legs. He has a short torso and longer legs. That's one reason for the added height. And since I really doubt hasbro did this figure completly from scratch, I wouldn't be surprised if the figure reuses the ROTS Vintage Yoda body.

Hasbro also seems adamant that the smaller the scale, the harder it is to add articulation. And my guess is they wanted Yoda to be able to sit in various poses like the puppet did. So as a consequence, some height had to be added.

The second line of thought is what many have said: Yoda's hunched over in ESB. he's very rarely drawn up to his full height. there was an image in one of my books (I'm trying to find it) of the puppet and I was struck by how tall Yoda actually looks when not hunched over. I imagine most of us will pose him hunched over anyway so it's probably not going to be a big deal.

A more annoying issue is the Hunter PR photos vs the prototype. The skin color is darker in the PR photos. I really hope that's a mistake. The lighter green skin in the prototype is much better and fits better, even if the puppet itself probably is more deeper green. I've been waiting too long for a lighter green skin tone and I will be very upset if the factory screws it up yet again.

EnigmaticOne
10-14-2013, 11:48 PM
Hasbro also seems adamant that the smaller the scale, the harder it is to add articulation. And my guess is they wanted Yoda to be able to sit in various poses like the puppet did. So as a consequence, some height had to be added.


What size are the Ewoks? I personally don't own any of the VC-pack ones. But I found them amazing in RS' photo archive.

Droidworld
10-15-2013, 01:46 AM
This reminds me of all the complaints about the "horrible" TVC C-3PO. Until people had him in hand, and posed properly, few knew how great he could look. Hasbro's stylists don't always know their subjects.

NabooTatoo
10-15-2013, 02:25 AM
This reminds me of all the complaints about the "horrible" TVC C-3PO. Until people had him in hand, and posed properly, few knew how great he could look. Hasbro's stylists don't always know their subjects.

In fact I think they rarely do. It takes someone who actually knows the character to pose them correctly. That's really what sells it.

Richard_Grayson
10-15-2013, 09:33 AM
What size are the Ewoks? I personally don't own any of the VC-pack ones. But I found them amazing in RS' photo archive.

Heckuva lot smaller than the vintage ones, at least! I'd have to agree that I think for Yoda, it's a matter of the figure standing completely erect (which he only does like twice in ESB) and consequently making him look unusually tall. Hasbro's been pretty good about have the correctly varying heights in characters the last few years.

Yodaminch
10-15-2013, 10:01 PM
What size are the Ewoks? I personally don't own any of the VC-pack ones. But I found them amazing in RS' photo archive.

They're about the same size. But notice that Ewoks don't have knee joints:

http://www.rebelscum.com/Hasbro_Star_Wars/Ewok_Pack_2012_Star_Wars_Movie_Heroes_Hasbro/Ewok_Pack_2012_Star_Wars_Movie_Heroes_Hasbro-054.jpg

I can't think of anything smaller than Yoda that has had knees. Even in the Marvel line, they made a figure about that size but no knees either.

EnigmaticOne
10-16-2013, 12:16 AM
They're about the same size. But notice that Ewoks don't have knee joints:
I can't think of anything smaller than Yoda that has had knees. Even in the Marvel line, they made a figure about that size but no knees either.

Ahhh there we go. I haven't taken a look at them recently. I think what blew my mind was the foot articulation. MU just gives out statues if they're smaller than that female buck. Rocket Racoon, and I'm not sure about Puck

rgeezzy
10-16-2013, 07:52 AM
gosh, I've been waiting for this version for what seems like a long time now - must have this one........

CMDR_Appo
10-16-2013, 01:15 PM
No, he's talking about this VOTC Yoda: Rebelscum.com: Photo Archive (http://www.rebelscum.com/OTC-Vyoda.asp)

And while we're at it, stop post padding; it's getting a bit annoying.....

How is what he said postpadding? Firstly he states something, granted he got a little mixed up on figures, but he's still entitled to 'have a go', then he highlights how the past one was PT Yoda. That aint padding at all. He's providing information regardless of him getting a little mixed up.

Julythrunov
10-16-2013, 01:47 PM
The figure shown at nycc was a hard copy. You guys know that right?

CMDR_Appo
10-16-2013, 02:35 PM
The figure shown at nycc was a hard copy. You guys know that right?

It was still a prototype though, so stuff can change from now to release.

Julythrunov
10-16-2013, 03:47 PM
That's my point. People are discussing the accuracy of the figures height etc. when it's kind if pointless to take this figures appearance to be the way it will appear once it goes into production.

CMDR_Appo
10-16-2013, 05:19 PM
Ah right. By using the term hard copy I presumed you meant people thought it was the opposite of real/hard ie a CG Render or something. Was trying to correct you since I thought that's what you meant, but in a prototype sense, yeah, it's a little too early to judge.

Doop
10-16-2013, 07:51 PM
No, he's talking about this VOTC Yoda: Rebelscum.com: Photo Archive (http://www.rebelscum.com/OTC-Vyoda.asp)

And while we're at it, stop post padding; it's getting a bit annoying.....
Post padding? I'm sorry I can't contribute to the discussion. How am I post padding?

GNT
10-16-2013, 10:49 PM
They're about the same size. But notice that Ewoks don't have knee joints:

I can't think of anything smaller than Yoda that has had knees. Even in the Marvel line, they made a figure about that size but no knees either.

The Ewoks really don't need knee articulation, the foot is good enough.

Richard_Grayson
10-17-2013, 09:53 AM
The Ewoks really don't need knee articulation, the foot is good enough.

I sort of feel the same about Yoda, it's not like Frank Oz had extra puppeteer hands in the feet (with the possible exception of when he lies down in ROTJ). Regardless, I'm still very happy with the VOTC version. Even though his legs only move at the hips, they look like little alien Yoda legs.

Masterfett
10-17-2013, 03:43 PM
For Yoda, and pretty much any smaller fig, knee joints are not detrimental. But elbow joints are, especially on Yoda! Otherwise Saber poses are very limited, and slightly difficult to achieve!

While I'm a proponent of SA, I an not in favor of unneeded SA.

HothHan
10-18-2013, 11:56 AM
For Yoda, and pretty much any smaller fig, knee joints are not detrimental. But elbow joints are, especially on Yoda! Otherwise Saber poses are very limited, and slightly difficult to achieve!

While I'm a proponent of SA, I an not in favor of unneeded SA.

When did Yoda use a lightsab - oh wait you are referring to those weird movies and cartoon that came out a few years ago.

B)

Richard_Grayson
10-18-2013, 01:41 PM
When did Yoda use a lightsab - oh wait you are referring to those weird movies and cartoon that came out a few years ago.

B)

Says the guy with the EU character avatar! :o

StarWarsMonsters
10-18-2013, 01:43 PM
Says the guy with the EU character avatar! :o

Ha, I didn't catch that.

HothHan
10-18-2013, 02:19 PM
Says the guy with the EU character avatar! :o

Yep that's right. I don't mind Old Republic era EU that has little to no effect on the OT. In some cases they find unique ways to pay homage to the OT without - most of the time they are just rehashing the OT and telling fun stories.

I do however have a problem with PT and CW they made significant impact on the OT (in mostly bad ways)

So yea I am a hypocritical Star Wars fan lol

Richard_Grayson
10-18-2013, 02:55 PM
So yea I am a hypocritical Star Wars fan lol

No you're not. They ruined Boba Fett for us all, I just try not to think about it too much.

Choi
10-18-2013, 02:58 PM
No you're not. They ruined Boba Fett for us all, I just try not to think about it too much.

-Well, that's a bit of a broad statement. Boba's clone origin was disapointing, but, in my opinion, The Clone Wars made up for it.

Richard_Grayson
10-18-2013, 03:07 PM
-Well, that's a bit of a broad statement. Boba's clone origin was disapointing, but, in my opinion, The Clone Wars made up for it.

Ok, it is a kind of unfair statement. I'll say that they ruined Boba Fett for me at least. I enjoyed the Clone Wars microseries, but I couldn't get into the full series.

Doop
10-18-2013, 03:26 PM
Says the guy with the EU character avatar! :o
;) That was great.

Doop
10-18-2013, 03:29 PM
The prequels ruined Vader for me. It's hard to imagine haden cristensen in the black suit. It really takes away the intimidating part of Vader away for me.

TheForce5
10-18-2013, 05:58 PM
Ok, it is a kind of unfair statement. I'll say that they ruined Boba Fett for me at least. I enjoyed the Clone Wars microseries, but I couldn't get into the full series.

You're not the only one, my friend. I hate that clone BS. But I don't fret about it as it's not in my canon.

Richard_Grayson
10-18-2013, 06:13 PM
You're not the only one, my friend. I hate that clone BS. But I don't fret about it as it's not in my canon.

There are some great figures outside of the OT, though, you must admit. TVC Darth Maul is friggin' sweet, and the only Black Series figure I'm looking forward to is Darth Plagueis.

trandoshanhunter
10-18-2013, 07:00 PM
Yep that's right. I don't mind Old Republic era EU that has little to no effect on the OT. In some cases they find unique ways to pay homage to the OT without - most of the time they are just rehashing the OT and telling fun stories.

I do however have a problem with PT and CW they made significant impact on the OT (in mostly bad ways)

So yea I am a hypocritical Star Wars fan lol
Long live KOTOR! :grin:

TheForce5
10-18-2013, 08:01 PM
There are some great figures outside of the OT, though, you must admit. TVC Darth Maul is friggin' sweet, and the only Black Series figure I'm looking forward to is Darth Plagueis.

Of course. I collect other things besides OT, including two of the TVC Maul which is pretty good. I'm actually a big 90's EU fan too. And outside of the midichlorian crap, I find Plagueis to be an intriguing character myself.

Masterfett
10-18-2013, 09:17 PM
When did Yoda use a lightsab - oh wait you are referring to those weird movies and cartoon that came out a few years ago.

B)
Well it also allows him to be posed with his cane,only more natural looking. Instead of looking like a goofball!

Richard_Grayson
10-19-2013, 11:35 AM
Well it also allows him to be posed with his cane,only more natural looking. Instead of looking like a goofball!

He's a tiny, green man who's over 900 years old and reverses the clauses of his sentences. He is a goofball! :P But I get your meaning.

John_Solo
01-08-2014, 12:22 PM
This figure is probably my #1 want for 2014. Very excited to see what Hasbro has to say in terms of a street date at Toy Fair.

Darth_Bones
01-08-2014, 02:03 PM
This figure is probably my #1 want for 2014. Very excited to see what Hasbro has to say in terms of a street date at Toy Fair.

Agreed, looking forward to this figure as well as the Luke to accompany him!!! I have a good feeling that these will be two of my favorite figures of all time at this scale!!!

John_Solo
01-08-2014, 03:40 PM
Agreed, looking forward to this figure as well as the Luke to accompany him!!! I have a good feeling that these will be two of my favorite figures of all time at this scale!!!

Agreed - they look like a fantastic combo.

EnigmaticOne
01-09-2014, 01:55 AM
I'm really liking the Joe-esque look of Luke and Yoda. Can't wait to try out Yoda in Luke's tote bag.

DarkArtist
01-09-2014, 11:26 AM
i just hope that the weight of Yoda in the Backpack works well even that Luke doesn't have to be hunched over to stand. that was the one thing that irked me about the first release in the POTF series. I like the fact that the OTC one worked well and Luke was able to stand upright.

John_Solo
01-09-2014, 11:41 AM
i just hope that the weight of Yoda in the Backpack works well even that Luke doesn't have to be hunched over to stand. that was the one thing that irked me about the first release in the POTF series. I like the fact that the OTC one worked well and Luke was able to stand upright.

I'm guessing it will require a figure stand.

Darth_Bones
01-09-2014, 01:42 PM
I'm guessing it will require a figure stand.

I would assume so as well!!! I'll probably buy at least two sets of these figures so I can have Yoda in the tote, and then also make a display with him and Luke doing the hand-stand!!! Who am I kidding, these will probably be the only two BS figures I army build!!! Lmao

Yodaminch
02-15-2014, 04:17 PM
Yoda looks great. I just wish we knew whether he had swivel or ball jointed elbows.

AaylaSecurasMan
02-15-2014, 05:00 PM
I agree it is a great Yoda. Too bad we didn't get him on a Vintage card during the TVC days (I know we got him several years back in the VOTC collection.

Richard_Grayson
02-15-2014, 05:07 PM
I agree it is a great Yoda. Too bad we didn't get him on a Vintage card during the TVC days (I know we got him several years back in the VOTC collection.

Yeah, that's the version I have and am happy with. This new one will really have to be a vast improvement for me to get it.

HothHan
02-15-2014, 05:24 PM
Same here - that original VOTC is a great figure

kk1
02-15-2014, 08:39 PM
This looks great, a nice surprise.

jabbabon
02-15-2014, 11:13 PM
I hate the head on the votc one, this looks way better. But growing up in the 80's, the vintage is still my favorite.

matt292
02-16-2014, 06:53 AM
This guy looks great! Nice to see an OT Yoda on the way :)

CMDR_Appo
02-16-2014, 10:11 AM
Sculpt looks great on this one. I may consider using it as a PT Yoda too. It just looks great in my opinion.

darthsatan
02-16-2014, 10:13 AM
I use the VOTC as a PT Yoda. Colour of the skin and face sculpt are just right for it.

CMDR_Appo
02-16-2014, 10:19 AM
I never got that guy, so I hope this version will work similar then. Pretty much couldn't find SW stuff around here back when VOTC was out.

Agen_Kolar
02-16-2014, 11:07 AM
I was really hoping to see an updated prototype or perhaps even production Yoda at TF. I do hope his height is addressed. He's a good half inch too tall as it stands.

tanksmasher
02-16-2014, 11:41 AM
The head looks fabulous on this Yoda.

Glitch
02-16-2014, 12:09 PM
Hopefully I can find one with a REALLY light paint job on the hair so I won't have to correct it myself.

Diablo20
02-16-2014, 08:37 PM
Seeing the photos of the new Yoda further make me want one more than ever. He looks really cool. Nice to be excited about new figures again, even if it's only a few.

Yodaminch
02-16-2014, 10:37 PM
I was really hoping to see an updated prototype or perhaps even production Yoda at TF. I do hope his height is addressed. He's a good half inch too tall as it stands.

No way that'll be fixed. I'm still fairly sure it's the Vintage ROTS mold so it has articulated knees-which add height unfortunately. I'm just hoping for ball jointed elbows. The good news is with the knees he can be posed nice and hunched over like the puppet was.

Agen_Kolar
02-16-2014, 11:06 PM
No way that'll be fixed. I'm still fairly sure it's the Vintage ROTS mold so it has articulated knees-which add height unfortunately. I'm just hoping for ball jointed elbows. The good news is with the knees he can be posed nice and hunched over like the puppet was.

TVC ROTS Yoda doesn't look that tall. I'm pretty sure it's a new body. Yoda has never looked so tall.

Yodaminch
02-16-2014, 11:12 PM
Here's TVC Yoda next to ROTS Obi-Wan: Rebelscum Star Wars Photo Archive (http://www.rebelscum.com/Hasbro-Star-Wars/Yoda-Vintage-Collection-TVC-VC20/IMAGE19.asp)

Seems about the same height as this Yoda to Luke: Rebelscum Star Wars Photo Archive (http://www.rebelscum.com/2014-Toy-Fair/Toy-Fair-2014-Hasbro-Star-Wars-Black-Series/image1.asp)

Richard_Grayson
02-17-2014, 10:58 AM
Here's TVC Yoda next to ROTS Obi-Wan: Rebelscum Star Wars Photo Archive (http://www.rebelscum.com/Hasbro-Star-Wars/Yoda-Vintage-Collection-TVC-VC20/IMAGE19.asp)

Seems about the same height as this Yoda to Luke: Rebelscum Star Wars Photo Archive (http://www.rebelscum.com/2014-Toy-Fair/Toy-Fair-2014-Hasbro-Star-Wars-Black-Series/image1.asp)

Correct you are, I believe. Mmmm.

rgeezzy
02-17-2014, 04:51 PM
This one is looking awesome, def. looking to be the definitive otc version for me.

DarthJefe
02-17-2014, 04:59 PM
Hard to believe the VOTC Yoda is pushing 10 years old. This figure looks immaculate to me.

Michael_Knight
02-17-2014, 05:17 PM
I have to say it again but this is the best Yoda head sculpt I have seen from Hasbro.

CMDR_Appo
02-17-2014, 05:23 PM
It does look awesome. I just hope that come production, it isn't ruined by the painted hair. I love the VC yoda, but the yellow blob it has on the back of it's head for hair is a tad offputting. Hopefully it doesn't happen here.
Also, have we seen pics of how he looks under the robe yet? I'm intrigued to see his actual body and it's details/articulation.

EmperorPalpitate
02-17-2014, 05:30 PM
Can't wait to get this Yoda. I'll be making some tweaks to perfect him though. He's gonna get a "haircut" for one thing....

King_D
02-17-2014, 06:49 PM
Also, have we seen pics of how he looks under the robe yet? I'm intrigued to see his actual body and it's details/articulation.

You'll have to buy him dinner first...

John_Solo
02-17-2014, 07:36 PM
Can't wait to get this Yoda. I'll be making some tweaks to perfect him though. He's gonna get a "haircut" for one thing....

Yeah. Some of that hair needs to go. Please let us know how you do it.

Obi_Wan_Kaboozie
03-10-2014, 01:43 PM
Boss Fight Studios made an appearance at NJCC, and Yoda's schematic was shown there.http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/attach/5/8/0/3/6/Boss-Fight-Studio-NJCC---Hisstank-22_1394371698.jpg

EnigmaticOne
03-10-2014, 02:07 PM
Man, Boss Fight Studios do great in each line they work in. Would have been nice to meet them in person.

Darth_Bones
03-10-2014, 02:24 PM
This is a big bummer for me, the prototype looked so promising!!! The loose image looks even worse with the giant robe :(

https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152659088649867&id=32495724866&set=a.10150710074569867.492463.32495724866&source=49

Yodaminch
03-10-2014, 02:28 PM
Damn it! They darkened the skin! Why do they keep screwing this up?! We were so close this time to a definitive Yoda and they've botched it again!!! :(

bobbyjack
03-10-2014, 02:47 PM
I like it. One of the few from this wave I'll be picking up.

DarthMickeyMoose
03-10-2014, 02:51 PM
I'll pick it up but they messed it up again. But that's always how it goes with yoda. They need to make a Yoda with his mouth slightly open. Like the Bossk from a few years ago on the Vintage series.

Agen_Kolar
03-10-2014, 02:59 PM
Well, I see he's still way too tall! No surprise. I'll be trying to customize him somehow to get rid of that extra half inch of height. And that robe - yikes!

Michael_Knight
03-10-2014, 03:25 PM
Well at least the head is still better than the OTC version but the OTC version still has the superior appearance from the neck down even if it is a bit statue-ish. Will be getting this one for a head swap but I agree on the comments about it being a bit too dark.

skytreader
03-10-2014, 03:30 PM
This is a big bummer for me, the prototype looked so promising!!! The loose image looks even worse with the giant robe :(

https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152659088649867&id=32495724866&set=a.10150710074569867.492463.32495724866&source=49

That packaging is "BS"

Internets
03-10-2014, 03:36 PM
Still prefer the VOTC one. I'd be interested to see a headswap though.

i_know
03-10-2014, 03:41 PM
Yoda still looks okay to me, will have to see him posed, etc. With jointed legs he'll be able to look smaller. I was never ready to throw out my VOTC anyhow. These promo shots of yoda are terrible though, reminds me of the way they package the Tusken Raiders--like they're cold and using their robe as a blanket. Brrr, Tatooine is chilly at night!

lordtyrannus
03-10-2014, 04:09 PM
As far as production figures go, I think he looks pretty good. You should never compare hand-painted prototypes to color-molded production versions. I think once you have him in hand, he will look much better, especially since you'll be able to see all of the detail on the rest of the figure beneath his robe. He does look ridiculous on that black series card though, LOL.

Yodaminch
03-10-2014, 04:11 PM
Looking at the image on a larger screen, the color isn't as dark as I thought but still too dark. That said, if that image by Boss Fight studios is correct, this Yoda appears to have ball jointed elbows and knees. So as expected the knees caused the extra height, but the elbows if true will finally give us the SA Yoda we've wanted. And the head at least retains the serene expression. If the skin was just a tad lighter, it'd be perfect. I'm sure the robe will be fine when it's messed around with. If not, I can always steal VOTC Yoda's robe.

Revanfan1
03-10-2014, 05:20 PM
This is a big bummer for me, the prototype looked so promising!!! The loose image looks even worse with the giant robe :(

https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152659088649867&id=32495724866&set=a.10150710074569867.492463.32495724866&source=49

I think it looks great. First must-buy in TBS for me in a while.

Internets
03-10-2014, 05:39 PM
I see not even Yoda was safe from tiny-head-itus as seen on Ree Yees.

my_kind_of_scum
03-10-2014, 05:41 PM
What happened? The best looking Yoda figure ever turned into this... It isn't terrible, but wow is it ever disappointing after that amazing prototype.

GGC
03-10-2014, 06:28 PM
Loose Super High Res Shot - http://yodasnews.net/newblackseries/bsyoda14loose.jpg

lordtyrannus
03-10-2014, 06:34 PM
What happened? The best looking Yoda figure ever turned into this... It isn't terrible, but wow is it ever disappointing after that amazing prototype.

To be fair, by now we should all know better than to pin our hopes on a hand-painted prototype at the toy shows. 99.99999999% if the time, you can bet you're setting yourself up for disappointment.

Glitch
03-10-2014, 07:13 PM
Between this and the way Training Luke turned out, I'm officially looking forward to ZERO figures in the SA line now.

Legends/Mission and 6" all the way.

Glitch
03-10-2014, 07:15 PM
Loose Super High Res Shot - http://yodasnews.net/newblackseries/bsyoda14loose.jpg

My god, that is SO bad.

i_know
03-10-2014, 08:18 PM
Well, I see he's still way too tall! No surprise. I'll be trying to customize him somehow to get rid of that extra half inch of height. And that robe - yikes!
I think people are worrying about the height too much. From my measurements this new one will be 51mm and the VOTC one is 47mm. Plus TBS version can have slightly bent knees to lower his height.

Diablo20
03-10-2014, 08:58 PM
I think people are worrying about the height too much.

Who's worried about the height? Between the burlap sack robe and the reusable grocery bag backpack his height is the least of my worries.

Darth_Jawa
03-10-2014, 09:07 PM
Who's worried about the height? Between the burlap sack robe and the reusable grocery bag backpack his height is the least of my worries.

Not to mention the fact that Yoda's skin is so shiny he looks like he's been rolling in olive oil. I thought the prototypes looked horrible for both Luke and Yoda and somehow hoped that the production figures would alleviate some of the issues. Sadly, the issues seem to be worse in the production figures. Not that I'm really surprised considering Hasbro's track record of late.

King_D
03-10-2014, 09:11 PM
Who's worried about the height? Between the burlap sack robe and the reusable grocery bag backpack his height is the least of my worries.

The robe could easily be replaced with the VOTC Yoda robe; I'm more concerned about getting a belt that looks great and fits outside the robe (as opposed to the VOTC Yoda's belt).

John_Solo
03-10-2014, 09:14 PM
Who's worried about the height? Between the burlap sack robe and the reusable grocery bag backpack his height is the least of my worries.

Exactly. Damned... was really excited for this one. What the **** is happening with that hair?!

I kinda think they had headsculpts on this guy 20 years ago:

http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/Yoda39.jpg

^ That custom was assembled by former/lapsed RS member http://forum.rebelscum.com/users/3674/

Doop
03-10-2014, 09:52 PM
Looks terrible. 5POA master race. I'm still getting a few others in this line.

Darth_Jawa
03-10-2014, 10:00 PM
Well at least Auntie Sidious is happy to have a new bag to go with her furry black shawl :grin:

http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/thumbs/Auntie_Sidious.jpg (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/Auntie_Sidious.jpg)

Masterfett
03-10-2014, 10:01 PM
Very sad indeed, especially after finally getting a Yoda with knee joints!

Diablo20
03-10-2014, 11:08 PM
Well at least Auntie Sidious is happy to have a new bag to go with her furry black shawl :grin:

http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/thumbs/Auntie_Sidious.jpg (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/Auntie_Sidious.jpg)

That bag will get you 15% off anything that you can fit in it at Old Navy.

EmperorPalpitate
03-11-2014, 12:13 AM
What the hell, Habro?! This just went from my most anticipated figure, to a hardy PASS! Is that even the same head sculpt shown at NYCC? Also, since when is Yoda's skin the color of pea soup? Way to botch a figure, dummies. Eff this shiz. Right in the ***.

Michael_Knight
03-11-2014, 01:17 AM
You know, after looking at looking at the loose hi res shot I am kinda thinking he looks a little bit like Yogurt.

darthsatan
03-11-2014, 03:07 AM
Certainly a change for the worse after the miniature art we were previously shown. Oh well, I've got a decent Yoda already.

DSIILuke
03-11-2014, 03:13 AM
I was anticipating this figure along with Luke training and I am thoroughly disappointed. What a let down.

GNT
03-11-2014, 05:36 AM
Man his bubble looks pretty empty, they could've tossed us something else. I can see elements of the OT puppet in this figure, usually Hasbro screws it up but so far so fine, I'm happy with past releases so undecided on picking it up.

Choi
03-11-2014, 06:31 AM
-While yes, it's not nearly as good as the prototype, this is still a must-buy for me. Come on, it's an articulated OT Yoda! My only major concern is how empty the bubble is.

Diablo20
03-11-2014, 09:15 AM
You know, after looking at looking at the loose hi res shot I am kinda thinking he looks a little bit like Yogurt.

And to think that we were done with EU figures.