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GNT
10-19-2005, 08:15 AM
According to the new list (http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/Hasbro’s_Plans_For_2006_95310.asp) posted by rebelscum we can expect a Sora Bulq figure.
http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/sorabulq/img/movie_sm.jpg (http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/sorabulq/img/movie_bg.jpg)

"Sora Bulq was a Weequay Jedi and one of the taskforce of 200 dispatched to Geonosis to rescue a captured Obi-Wan Kenobi from Separatist forces. He was present during the deadly arena battle that ensued, and was one of the few survivors of that conflict."

Another Jedi is always a welcome addition to the collection.

What is everyones opinions on this character being made into plastic form?

Trooper31
10-19-2005, 08:23 AM
I like this character. He plays a bigger part in the clone wars comic books and he is a cool Jedi. I'd like to pick up a couple of this one. This is one I was hoping for, so I'm glad to see him make the cut.

The_Kilted_Fett
10-19-2005, 08:28 AM
I just hope it's a new sculpt. I've already got a POTF2 Weequay head on a Mace body, as I'm sure a lot of us do in some form or another. Plus, a new head means other new customs.

CaptainJack
10-19-2005, 08:37 AM
As someone completely unfamiliar with most EU material, what is the deal with this character? I'll definately get the figure, because I like having Jedi, I just don't know anything about him.

GNT
10-19-2005, 08:39 AM
You can read up on the character here (http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/sorabulq/?id=eu) http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

CaptainJack
10-19-2005, 08:49 AM
Thanks, the character is definately a welcome addition. It's nice to see Hasbro go for a character with some EU appeal.

GNT
10-19-2005, 08:52 AM
No problem CaptainJack. I hope he comes with a Geonosis base like Coleman Trebor. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

CaptainJack
10-19-2005, 08:55 AM
I have a feeling that with the mini-holo pack-ins we won't be seeing too many bases, or other large accessories. Maybe with smaller figures, but it just seems like they would end up adding too much to production/shipping costs.

Neal
10-19-2005, 08:57 AM
Does anyone think Hasbro will give a nod to the EU and pack two lightsabers (one smaller) in with Sora?

The_Kilted_Fett
10-19-2005, 08:58 AM
**fingers crossed**

CaptainJack
10-19-2005, 08:59 AM
I'd say that there's a pretty good chance, but it depends on what images they have to work with. They may be working completely from production stills from AOTC. I guess it depends on how much research they put into it.

CommanderRedd
10-19-2005, 09:20 AM
I'm getting him mostly for his evil role during the clone war. I hope he comes with two sabers!

Smudger9
10-19-2005, 09:31 AM
You can read up on the character here (http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/sorabulq/?id=eu) http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif



Awesome syopsis.... I have read a few clone war Novels but havent come across him before.... in which book was he most prominent??

Neal
10-19-2005, 09:36 AM
Awesome syopsis.... I have read a few clone war Novels but havent come across him before.... in which book was he most prominent??



He was mainly featured in the Republic comic book series.

Habs98
10-19-2005, 10:40 AM
Hope he has some articulation like the ROTS Jedi.

CHEWIE
10-19-2005, 11:07 AM
I made a version him from the Clone Wars after he turns to the Dark Side. I'm happy with it, but I am sure Hasbro can do a lot better.

http://chewie34.250free.com/S18.jpg

http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

NuteGunray
10-19-2005, 11:08 AM
Personally, I would much rather have seen a new SA Barriss Offee or Bultar Swan, but I'll be getting this.

Darth_Anton
10-19-2005, 11:43 AM
Should be a nice figure. I wouldn't be unhappy at all if they recyled some of the pilot Obi-wan parts to make him SA.

Yodajedi
10-19-2005, 02:12 PM
Does anyone think Hasbro will give a nod to the EU and pack two lightsabers (one smaller) in with Sora?



I really hope so!



Personally, I would much rather have seen a new SA Barriss Offee or Bultar Swan, but I'll be getting this.




Me too.

CaptainJack
10-19-2005, 02:40 PM
I made a version him from the Clone Wars after he turns to the Dark Side. I'm happy with it, but I am sure Hasbro can do a lot better.


I'm not so sure. That's a pretty nicely done custom.

GamorreanGuard
10-19-2005, 03:29 PM
When I heard that Hasbro was doing a Battle of Geonosis wave, I was hoping Sora Bulq would be on in the line up. I'm really happy that he was included! I just wish they made Bulter Swan too....

LandoGriffin
10-19-2005, 03:40 PM
I am excited about a lot from the Saga lineup, I will be skipping some though, but will defintely be getting this one. And upon reading more of his backstory in the SW databank I am even more intrigued by this character.

Yodajedi
10-19-2005, 03:42 PM
I am excited about a lot from the Saga lineup, I will be skipping some though, but will defintely be getting this one. And upon reading more of his backstory in the SW databank I am even more intrigued by this character.



And that isn't even the complete story. It goes on from there.

dsl89
10-19-2005, 03:45 PM
I like having Sora, but it would be better if they made an EU Clone Wars version. I'd like him to just come with a cloak and two red lightsabers. That's all he needs. If they do make a Geonosis version, I guess it's o.k., but I'll have to consider it.

Sompeetalay
10-19-2005, 04:17 PM
I hope they don't give him the head of the 'PotF II' Weequay, because that's way too small.

Sompeetalay
10-19-2005, 04:17 PM
I hope they don't give him the head of the 'PotF II' Weequay, because that's way too small.

Sompeetalay
10-19-2005, 04:17 PM
I hope they don't give him the head of the 'PotF II' Weequay, because that's way too small.

BlackRook
10-19-2005, 04:37 PM
Something tells me most of him will come from the Nikto Jedi.

On the plus side, maybe we'll get a new head.

brand4D2
10-19-2005, 05:49 PM
something tells me that most of him will come from agen kolar and i wouldn't be surprised if they just stuck the weequay potf2 head on.

NCajayon
10-19-2005, 07:28 PM
It's really great to see this EU villain noticed in the toy line. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif I hope its super articulated or at least have the same articulation as the collection 2 jedi.

CJHawk
10-19-2005, 08:40 PM
A new alien Jedi. You can't go wrong with that! I'm really looking forward to this figure. I don't follow EU so obviously I don't know his whole story, but his pictures from the arena look cool.

GNT
10-20-2005, 08:45 AM
I hope they don't give him the head of the 'PotF II' Weequay, because that's way too small.



I think Hasbro got your message http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif LOL

I wouldn't mind if they used the Pilot Obi-Wan body either. Basically it's the same costume anyway plus Hasbro might as well use the best sculpt possible.

Yodajedi
10-20-2005, 02:14 PM
It should also include at least one red saber.

ThisIsMadness91
10-20-2005, 03:41 PM
It's about time this guy was made! I love him in the Clone Wars comic books, and it's only fair he gets his own figure made http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif!

Sev
10-20-2005, 09:36 PM
I'll pick him up if he has decent articulation.

darkpowers
10-20-2005, 11:31 PM
amazing! i find it so hard to believe we're getting all these cool figs in 2006 yet still no QUINLAN VOS. WTF HASBLOW?!? we get some firefighter figure, we get a saga version of a clone wars character, we get a figure that only appeared in a novel and game, but we STILL aren't getting vos?

thanx for the rant guys.

sora bulq? cool.

GNT
10-21-2005, 03:46 AM
Vos will get his turn in plastic some day, just be patient http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Masterfett
10-21-2005, 05:30 PM
Since I already have a custom of this Jedi, I would have preferred Vos or Bultar Swan.

The_Truth
10-22-2005, 12:12 AM
Wow everyone wanted this Jedi and they got it. Hasbro has been listening pretty well.

Bear78
10-22-2005, 06:51 PM
I am really happy about this! I was going to make my own but now I dont have to. I do hope they give him a long and short saber though and some good articulation.

ObiShaanKenobi
10-23-2005, 01:18 AM
I've never seen this guy but he looks cool http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

GNT
10-28-2005, 10:24 PM
</font><blockquote><font class="small">Quote:</font>
This dude managed to get through Attack Of The Clones with all his limbs, but you can bet he’d be kicking himself for saving that no good Anakin Skywalker… If Anakin didn’t hand him his assets off screen in Revenge Of The Sith (or so you can assume). This figure will be the first new Weequay sculpt since 1998. Sure he’s another dead guy, but that’s usually what has to happen to a Weequay before anyone will immortalize him in plastic. looking on the bright side, at least this Weequay got a name.

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elanmars
10-29-2005, 01:02 AM
this guy became one of dooku's dark side lackeys during the clone wars.

and i think he was "terminated" by quinlan vos, right? not anakin...

Darth_Anton
11-08-2005, 01:19 PM
I think this is one of the nicest looking figures in the wave.

Fettt
11-08-2005, 01:25 PM
heres a pic.. it looks like a good figure.. http://www.hasbro.com/common/images/news/starwars/85980SoraBulqx4.jpg

Toonimator
11-08-2005, 01:33 PM
Looks like ball-jointed shoulders, and hopefully those elbows are ball-joints as well, and ball ankles. Ankles?!?! Not knees? ARGH! Well, swap the legs with ROTS Kit Fisto, or Pilot Obi-Wan maybe... and for the Dark Side customs, swap with Saesee Tiin's darker legs! Oooo... this'll be fun. And a new Weequay head to use in customs, too! I imagine I'll buy at least 3 of this guy.

RogueWompRat
11-08-2005, 01:35 PM
Yeah, they didn't mention he went nutso.

truth1
11-08-2005, 01:36 PM
Looks like ball-jointed shoulders, and hopefully those elbows are ball-joints as well, and ball ankles. Ankles?!?! Not knees? ARGH! Well, swap the legs with ROTS Kit Fisto, or Pilot Obi-Wan maybe... and for the Dark Side customs, swap with Saesee Tiin's darker legs! Oooo... this'll be fun. And a new Weequay head to use in customs, too! I imagine I'll buy at least 3 of this guy.



I think we're on the same page.

ThisIsMadness91
11-08-2005, 01:44 PM
Now this looks like a promising figure http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif! So far, he has to be my fave in the Battle of Geonosis wave!

Neal
11-08-2005, 02:46 PM
I love the look of this figure and can't wait to pick him up ... but does anyone else think that his braids in that picture look a bit like pigtails? No wonder he went to the Dark Side .....
http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Inigo_Montoya
11-08-2005, 03:03 PM
Along with Tarados Gon, this is a Jedi I've had on my wish lists for a few years now.

Not exactly how I imagined he'd turn out, but it works.
Who can resist instantly becoming the fan of a Weequay Jedi?

Darth_Anton
11-08-2005, 03:18 PM
Now that they have a great Jedi Cloak with the Saga Pilot Obi-Wan/VOTC Obi-Wan, they should pack one with every Jedi figure.

Inigo_Montoya
11-08-2005, 03:33 PM
Of the plastic Jedi robes, I personally prefer Agen's, and am surprised it hasn't shown up elsewhere yet.

Pilot Obi-Wan's is too immobile.

Wingnut
11-08-2005, 03:47 PM
I completely agree about Agen's robe but I'd love for the Anakin Ep3 Evo robe. That robe is awesome.

Lady_Jaye
11-08-2005, 03:52 PM
Cool, I just wish he had knee articulation!!! Would fit in with the ROTS Jedi quite well!!!

WilloftheForce
11-08-2005, 04:40 PM
Cool, I just wish he had knee articulation!!! Would fit in with the ROTS Jedi quite well!!!



Yeah the fig looks great, but it sucks that Hasbro cheaped out on the knees. Definitely going to be swapping the lower body on this one.
In hindsight, it seems that we were spoiled with the RoTS line and all the articulation that they gave to the Jedi figs.

Sev
11-08-2005, 05:50 PM
I'll get this if it has ball jointed elbows. If not, PASS. The knees really made me pass the most. But ball-jointed elbows will redeem itself. But it still won't be top priority.

Yodajedi
11-08-2005, 05:56 PM
I still hope he comes with at least one red lightsaber.

CommanderRedd
11-08-2005, 06:35 PM
He looks like he has the body of the AOTC Plo Koon from the waist down.

Toonimator
11-08-2005, 06:59 PM
Nah. Plo Koon didn't have articulated ankles.

I doubt he'd come with a red lightsaber now. Can't even tell if he's got a removable-blade saber, or if it's a solid piece. I'm now preferring solids, with extra hilts to stick on the belts. Maybe we'll get that?

I think one reason they may've skimped a bit is he's not one of the more exotic Jedi, like the ladies were (fancy robes & all), and he didn't get nearly the amount of face time a lot of other Jedi got. Looking forward to more pics!

DSIILuke
11-08-2005, 07:10 PM
Nah. Plo Koon didn't have articulated ankles.

I doubt he'd come with a red lightsaber now. Can't even tell if he's got a removable-blade saber, or if it's a solid piece. I'm now preferring solids, with extra hilts to stick on the belts. Maybe we'll get that?

I think one reason they may've skimped a bit is he's not one of the more exotic Jedi, like the ladies were (fancy robes & all), and he didn't get nearly the amount of face time a lot of other Jedi got. Looking forward to more pics!




ditto http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Rune_Haako
11-08-2005, 08:02 PM
Bigger pic,

http://www.starwars.com/collecting/news/hasbro/img/20051108_sora_bg.jpg

CommanderRedd
11-08-2005, 08:43 PM
Can't even tell if he's got a removable-blade saber, or if it's a solid piece. I'm now preferring solids, with extra hilts to stick on the belts. Maybe we'll get that?




I looks like a Saesee Tiin saber hilt with a blue blade.

WilloftheForce
11-08-2005, 08:43 PM
Bigger pic,

http://www.starwars.com/collecting/news/hasbro/img/20051108_sora_bg.jpg



Hnnn...the right shoulder definitely looks ball-jointed, but its hard to tell with the left. Actually, the right shoulder looks a lot bigger...big enough to spell 'ugh' action-feature??

Toonimator
11-08-2005, 09:06 PM
If he's got a saber-slash action feature, that might explain the lack of knee joints. Most leg-squeeze ROTS figs were lacking ball-jointed knees.

CommanderRedd
11-08-2005, 09:42 PM
I did a report on this at my website.

http://www.freewebs.com/commanderredd/starwarsnews.htm

darkpowers
11-08-2005, 10:02 PM
i can deal with the knees. lets just help the elbows arent stuck in that position. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/mad.gif

NuteGunray
11-08-2005, 11:23 PM
Looking at the elbow joint, they look movable, but I don't know.
Great sculpt!

Bear78
11-08-2005, 11:47 PM
guess i will be customizing a small 2nd lightsaber for him...

Still looks really good, but to bad hes not going to have the ROTS jedi articulation... then again, you never know, this could all change just like the wedge figure did...

GNT
11-09-2005, 02:48 AM
He may have knee articulation so don't jump the gun just yet. Count dooku has knee articulation - if you look at him front on you probably wouldn't know until you touch and move him around.

stylie_steve
11-09-2005, 05:00 AM
I very much doubt this figure will have a action feature. That time has been and gone, if action features were still a big hit do you think Hasbro would have gone to the trouble to remove Boba Fetts action feature on his pit of carkoon wave figure!

No I think Hasbro articulated him as much as they saw fit, hes a background jedi from the arena and didn't show up agian in ROTS so they though to heck with it and didn't bother with the knee joints but they gave us everything else. I think he will be a great figure.

Toonimator
11-09-2005, 03:06 PM
He may have knee articulation so don't jump the gun just yet. Count dooku has knee articulation - if you look at him front on you probably wouldn't know until you touch and move him around.


Dooku's boots topped right below his kneecaps, so it was hidden. Bulq's boots stop mid-calf, the knees are clearly seen in this picture and the pants extend far below 'em. I doubt it could be hidden there; but maybe the leg's will change by release?

Robilus
11-09-2005, 03:10 PM
His skin tone looks a bit off, and he has dodgy ankles last seen on that AOTC saga anakin. Despite that it looks like an excellent figure.

Now there are only 4 specific jedi figures for hasbro to do and I will have all of the jedis left in the arena. I hope they do them.

Rob

Toonimator
11-09-2005, 08:16 PM
I didn't mind the ankles on that AOTC Anakin (which was the best of the AOTC ones, by far), though both here and there the ankles are kinda pointless as the non-articulated knees limits poseability of the legs, and thus, the ankles.

Which Jedi are left? Bultar Swan, obviously...

darkpowers
11-09-2005, 08:27 PM
he looks like you can only swivel the elbows and perhaps even the knees horizontally. it doesn't look like you could pose the arm straight out.

Darth_Anton
11-10-2005, 01:37 AM
I thought the elbows looked ball jointed myself.

GNT
11-10-2005, 02:54 AM
I thought the elbows looked ball jointed myself.



Arent they? I thought they were because they look similar to monkey Mace's elbow joint.

CaptainCharisma
11-10-2005, 03:00 AM
I very much doubt this figure will have a action feature. That time has been and gone, if action features were still a big hit do you think Hasbro would have gone to the trouble to remove Boba Fetts action feature on his pit of carkoon wave figure!




Well, as someone who already has the Pit of Carkoon Fett figure...I can tell you Hasbro did NOT remove his action feature.

-DD

Rune_Haako
01-08-2006, 09:36 AM
http://chinese-starwars.com/chineseforum/upload_images/678771136_1_.jpg

CommanderRedd
01-08-2006, 09:43 AM
I will be buyng. It looks great in the package!

Lady_Jaye
01-08-2006, 09:45 AM
Guess no knee articulation!! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif Ya really just gotta have it these days!! Especially the Jedi, they need to be able to pose in all sorts of fighting stances!! At least he has ball jointed shoulders and elbows!! Don't know if I'll get him just yet??

Sev
01-08-2006, 10:08 AM
I think I'll get it. Not top priority though because of lack of knee articulation.

Tyranusspotting
01-08-2006, 10:55 AM
Is it just me, or do all BOG Wave figures have something unintentionally funny looking about them the way they are carded.
http://chinese-starwars.com/chineseforum/upload_images/678771136_1_.jpg
This one just screams "Okay guys, it's been funny,......stop that or someone might get hurt.....let me out of here!!!!

DarthSith
01-08-2006, 12:25 PM
He does look kinda funny. He has lightsaber hair accessories.

The fig definately has ball joint elbows. I hope the bottom is an easy switch with the Pilot Obi or other Jedi from ROTS. We were soooo spoiled.

darth_sidious
01-08-2006, 02:09 PM
This figure turned out nice and the card looks great, (the card would be perfect for a SA Barriss Offee - hint Habro http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif) I wouldnt mind if they did a variation on this jedi and put him in all dark robes like in the comics...

JediValorius
01-08-2006, 02:10 PM
From looking at the pictures posted on the forums at www.chinese-starwars.com (http://www.chinese-starwars.com), it looks like Sora Bulq also has ball-jointed ankles. So Sora Bulq might have ball-jointed articulation at the neck, shoulders, elbows, and ankles. It's not great but it's not bad either. Toss in the wrist, waist, and hip articulation and you have 12 points of articulation. This basically all adds up to the fact that I'm going to get it.

JediValorius

jediriccan
01-08-2006, 02:50 PM
Woooo hoooo, another jedi http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif....

Blight
01-08-2006, 02:55 PM
Looks terrible. Look at how disproportionate it is. No knee joints. and the packaging is funny now that you mention it. I'll pass on this figure.

Darth_Broem
01-08-2006, 03:03 PM
Well this looks just like the Jedi released when AOTC came out. The same kind of preposed sculpts. It will match up with those figures I guess. I may or may not get him. I actually think he looks nice in relation to the carded backdrop. Yeah, he should have came with knee articulation. I have sene worse figures though.

DarthMaulSithLord
01-08-2006, 03:06 PM
Looks like a stick figure. If it is i'll pass. I'll only get this if it has similar articulation as the ROTS Jedi.

Sev
01-08-2006, 03:23 PM
Looks like a stick figure. If it is i'll pass. I'll only get this if it has similar articulation as the ROTS Jedi.


I'm guessing ball-jointed head, ball-jointed shoulders, ball-jointed elbows, swivel wrists, swivel waist, swivel hips, and maybe ball-jointed feet. That's 12 POA so it'll have as much as the ROTS Jedi.

darth_sidious
01-08-2006, 04:06 PM
While articulated knees would have been good, its still a nice sculpt overall, especially the head, they should pop it on a new body and give us a decent skiff guard... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

DSIILuke
01-08-2006, 07:14 PM
wasn't he a dark jedi or something?


Decent looking figure

CommanderRedd
01-08-2006, 07:19 PM
wasn't he a dark jedi or something?


Decent looking figure



Yeah. He turned shortly after the battle of Geonosis.

DSIILuke
01-08-2006, 07:29 PM
wasn't he a dark jedi or something?


Decent looking figure



Yeah. He turned shortly after the battle of Geonosis.



Anywhere I could read a brief backstory?

massoh2
01-08-2006, 07:39 PM
It was in some Republic comics... Nothing better than to read it yourself http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

TrooperJake
01-08-2006, 07:48 PM
Anywhere I could read a brief backstory?



Heres a Wikipedia Article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minor_Jedi_characters_in_Star_Wars#Bulq.2C_Sora)

Note: if you haven't read Star Wars: Republic #77 then it might ruin some things.

CommanderRedd
01-08-2006, 08:04 PM
Anywhere I could read a brief backstory?



Heres a Wikipedia Article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minor_Jedi_characters_in_Star_Wars#Bulq.2C_Sora)

Note: if you haven't read Star Wars: Republic #77 then it might ruin some things.



Here's the Star Wars Wiki article.

http://starwars.wikicities.com/wiki/Sora_Bulq

I'm buying him for his EU role mostly.

Slave_1
01-08-2006, 09:33 PM
Not bad, I like the card a lot too.

brand4D2
01-08-2006, 11:17 PM
DSII Luke, you can read a brief backstory on Sora Bulq on the starwars.com databank.

TheMurderWeapon
01-08-2006, 11:24 PM
Looks good too me. I definitely be being one to keep as sora bulq and a few for fodder parts.

DarthBuff
01-08-2006, 11:35 PM
For some reason, I like this fig.

DarthSith
01-08-2006, 11:41 PM
I want three of him. One carded since he's an all new mold and two open. Anyone know if his head fits the Pilot Obi?

GNT
01-09-2006, 01:11 AM
This one is one I'll be purchasing for sure, new figure and a jedi at that to boost numbers so no complaints here at all. May buy a couple if I can find more then one.

stylie_steve
01-09-2006, 02:08 AM
Hes a new sculpt and a cool looking Jedi so I am getting it without a doubt.

I think he looks really good by the way despite no knee articulation.

DSIILuke
01-09-2006, 06:36 PM
DSII Luke, you can read a brief backstory on Sora Bulq on the starwars.com databank.




Right after I asked for a background check on him I went immedately to SW.com and read all about him. Kinda cool. Bigger role in the EU than movies, but I still will be getting him. He def. is cool lookin.

Neal
01-10-2006, 12:15 AM
I think he looks really good by the way despite no knee articulation.



Agreed. Hell, I even like his "pigtail" hairstyle.

Darth_Anton
01-10-2006, 02:27 AM
I'm diggin' it.

ThorOakenfelder
01-10-2006, 03:56 AM
I think that from the waist down he looks like one of the Saga Jedi, Plo Koon maybe. I'll get him because he's another Jedi.

coeli
01-10-2006, 01:08 PM
He is a neat looking figure, but I think that I am going to miss all of the articulation that Hasbro put into the ROTS Jedi.

Lord_Atmo
01-13-2006, 01:44 PM
Who can resist instantly becoming the fan of a Weequay Jedi?



i can. and i do. how can hasblow be so stupid as to not put ball jointed knees on a JEDI?! they even gave him ball jointed shoulders and ball jointed elbows. they were on the way to a great figure, and then they screwed it over with static knees. nice try, you're not getting my money for that figure, hasblow!

seriously, why would they do that....

The_Kilted_Fett
01-13-2006, 03:38 PM
Who can resist instantly becoming the fan of a Weequay Jedi?



i can. and i do. how can hasblow be so stupid as to not put ball jointed knees on a JEDI?! they even gave him ball jointed shoulders and ball jointed elbows. they were on the way to a great figure, and then they screwed it over with static knees. nice try, you're not getting my money for that figure, hasblow!

seriously, why would they do that....




$$$$$$$

GNT
01-13-2006, 04:45 PM
Now that ROTS is over Hasbro seems to be cutting back on articulation which is a shame, the less articulation a figure has the more they save in the long run. It would've been nice if Sora could fit in with the other Jedi articulation wise but it's no huge loss is it? Sure it sucks but all he does is stand around. Looks like alot of people will be swapping legs http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

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Lord_Atmo
01-13-2006, 05:33 PM
guilty of giving my ROTS Tarkin a head swap with my Evo Clormtrooper. Tarkin fights NOW! heh heh. Bulq's a jedi. why would stand around? wouldnt he be fighting in the arena like the other Jedi? if he were standing around, i'd imagine that he'd get shot

Sev
01-13-2006, 05:45 PM
It would've been nice if Sora could fit in with the other Jedi articulation wise but it's no huge loss is it? Sure it sucks but all he does is stand around.


Actually, if he has ball-jointed feet, swivel wrists, swivel waist, ball-jointed head, ball-jointed shoulders, ball-jointed elbows, and swivel hips, he'll have as much as the ROTS Jedi (12 POA). Just not in the same places.

DSIILuke
01-13-2006, 06:11 PM
It would've been nice if Sora could fit in with the other Jedi articulation wise but it's no huge loss is it? Sure it sucks but all he does is stand around.


Actually, if he has ball-jointed feet, swivel wrists, swivel waist, ball-jointed head, ball-jointed shoulders, ball-jointed elbows, and swivel hips, he'll have as much as the ROTS Jedi (12 POA). Just not in the same places.




Plus his legs seem to be in that running pose, so if your an opener and you play/pose your still good.

Darth_Anton
01-13-2006, 07:24 PM
Who can resist instantly becoming the fan of a Weequay Jedi?



i can. and i do. how can hasblow be so stupid as to not put ball jointed knees on a JEDI?! they even gave him ball jointed shoulders and ball jointed elbows. they were on the way to a great figure, and then they screwed it over with static knees. nice try, you're not getting my money for that figure, hasblow!

seriously, why would they do that....



I would pay money to see you tear Hasbro a new one at a convention Q&A. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

DSIILuke
01-14-2006, 04:11 PM
These should hit soon since their 2.5 http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif Hasbro is just pumpin this s**t out

Lord_Atmo
01-14-2006, 06:11 PM
Who can resist instantly becoming the fan of a Weequay Jedi?



i can. and i do. how can hasblow be so stupid as to not put ball jointed knees on a JEDI?! they even gave him ball jointed shoulders and ball jointed elbows. they were on the way to a great figure, and then they screwed it over with static knees. nice try, you're not getting my money for that figure, hasblow!

seriously, why would they do that....



I would pay money to see you tear Hasbro a new one at a convention Q&A. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif



i'll gladly chew them out at a Q&A and demand that they stop giving us crap and to get things right. we dont need static knees with ball jointed ankles. that's retarded. move the ball joints to the knees and make the ankles static.

he's in a running pose, but i'm not good with that. i want to b able to pose him in a fighting stance or doing kung fu fighting action, regardless of what he may have done in the storyline. he's still a jedi!

Sev
01-29-2006, 08:43 PM
Confirmation of articulation thanks to DarthDelicious!

Sora: Head, waist, hands, and hips all have swivel joints. The shoulders, elbows and ankles are ball-jointed.

Rune_Haako
01-29-2006, 08:46 PM
Where'd he say this?

Sev
01-29-2006, 08:46 PM
Through PM. He has the figures on hand.

Rune_Haako
01-29-2006, 08:48 PM
Cool, is he going to post pics?

CaptainCharisma
01-29-2006, 09:00 PM
Hey guys,

I'll try to get pics up this week, but tonight I just don't have time.

Unfortunately the Sora I bought has already been chopped up to be turned into an A'Sharad Hett custom...but I can post the pic I already took of the Dark Jedi Sora I did...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/DarkSideSoraBulq.jpg

Simple head, neck post and hand swap onto an EVO Palpatine, with a Darth Maul cloak...

-DD

Rune_Haako
01-29-2006, 09:01 PM
SWEET custom! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Galvatron397
01-29-2006, 09:08 PM
...eesh, am I the only one who thinks this guys name sounds like a really nasty skin condition? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

CaptainCharisma
01-29-2006, 11:50 PM
Well, just LOOK at him! Sora...needs...moisturizer!http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

-DD

GNT
01-30-2006, 05:37 AM
Not bad, maybe this will open the door for a weequay goon for jabba's palace or skiff http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Masterfett
01-30-2006, 02:11 PM
Definitely a better head sculpt then the old Weequay!

Dark_Kanos
01-30-2006, 03:28 PM
nice head sculpt Hasbro. Now its a must for me times five

Char_Aznable
01-30-2006, 03:38 PM
Looks like articulation isn't as bad as people thought.

Lord_Atmo
01-30-2006, 06:12 PM
It would've been nice if Sora could fit in with the other Jedi articulation wise but it's no huge loss is it? Sure it sucks but all he does is stand around.


Actually, if he has ball-jointed feet, swivel wrists, swivel waist, ball-jointed head, ball-jointed shoulders, ball-jointed elbows, and swivel hips, he'll have as much as the ROTS Jedi (12 POA). Just not in the same places.




Plus his legs seem to be in that running pose, so if your an opener and you play/pose your still good.



not good because sometimes i require one knee to be bent for certain poses and one leg to be straight. i can't stand this figure. his knees are both permanantly bent. Hasbro has really done something really stupid. since it costs more for every joint added, why did they give him ankles and no knees?!! why didnt they makes his ANKLES static and his knees ball jointed? that's incredibly retarded!

Mr_Almeida
01-30-2006, 06:13 PM
Vey nice custom. I'd rather have that one than the one hasbro released.

DSIILuke
01-30-2006, 10:58 PM
Not bad, maybe this will open the door for a weequay goon for jabba's palace or skiff http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif




I agree. Maybe a Battle of Carkoon V.2? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

SithAssassain
01-31-2006, 06:37 AM
We really dont need anymore carkoon waves because most of them sucked anyway.MORE GEONOSIS and UTAPAU.

Char_Aznable
01-31-2006, 07:09 AM
I would have to agree, I found the Carkoon Wave kind of boring.

Lord_Atmo
01-31-2006, 10:02 AM
I would have to agree, I found the Carkoon Wave kind of boring.



me too. save for Boushh Leia and the must-have Carbonite block that came with boredom central Han.

Deak_Starkiller
01-31-2006, 11:51 AM
I guess better to put out a boring wave and get it out of the way than later, huh? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

Lord_Atmo
01-31-2006, 04:39 PM
I guess better to put out a boring wave and get it out of the way than later, huh? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif



yeah, no kidding. then again, the whole Geonosis line is packed with huge letdowns and failures too

rileykill
01-31-2006, 07:55 PM
Man, I've really got to agree w/ Atmo on the knees. I'm skipping almost everything right now for the same reason. The At-At Driver is awesome and I'll eventually pick up Leia, but a Jedi w/ no knees? Don't you guys want to play w/ them?

If you don't open them, that's one thing. They still look cool in the package. But that still 'kinda makes me sad - didn't you MOC guys see Toy Story 2???

DSIILuke
01-31-2006, 07:57 PM
Man, I've really got to agree w/ Atmo on the knees. I'm skipping almost everything right now for the same reason. The At-At Driver is awesome and I'll eventually pick up Leia, but a Jedi w/ no knees? Don't you guys want to play w/ them?

If you don't open them, that's one thing. They still look cool in the package. But that still 'kinda makes me sad - didn't you MOC guys see Toy Story 2???




Yea, I saw it. Good things toys can't talk

rileykill
01-31-2006, 08:00 PM
Man, I've really got to agree w/ Atmo on the knees. I'm skipping almost everything right now for the same reason. The At-At Driver is awesome and I'll eventually pick up Leia, but a Jedi w/ no knees? Don't you guys want to play w/ them?

If you don't open them, that's one thing. They still look cool in the package. But that still 'kinda makes me sad - didn't you MOC guys see Toy Story 2???




Yea, I saw it. Good things toys can't talk



Tell that to "Call Upon" Yoda

DSIILuke
01-31-2006, 08:07 PM
Man, I've really got to agree w/ Atmo on the knees. I'm skipping almost everything right now for the same reason. The At-At Driver is awesome and I'll eventually pick up Leia, but a Jedi w/ no knees? Don't you guys want to play w/ them?

If you don't open them, that's one thing. They still look cool in the package. But that still 'kinda makes me sad - didn't you MOC guys see Toy Story 2???




Yea, I saw it. Good things toys can't talk



Tell that to "Call Upon" Yoda




I did. Then I took his batteries out. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

rileykill
01-31-2006, 08:11 PM
Man, I've really got to agree w/ Atmo on the knees. I'm skipping almost everything right now for the same reason. The At-At Driver is awesome and I'll eventually pick up Leia, but a Jedi w/ no knees? Don't you guys want to play w/ them?

If you don't open them, that's one thing. They still look cool in the package. But that still 'kinda makes me sad - didn't you MOC guys see Toy Story 2???




Yea, I saw it. Good things toys can't talk



Tell that to "Call Upon" Yoda




I did. Then I took his batteries out. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif



http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Lord_Atmo
01-31-2006, 10:09 PM
Rileykill is right. and Hasbro did the dumbest thing ever that i already mentioned. seriously, the kneeles legs and ball jointed ankles.....

JediJman
01-31-2006, 10:42 PM
Rileykill is right. and Hasbro did the dumbest thing ever that i already mentioned. seriously, the kneeles legs and ball jointed ankles.....



I think you have a knee fetish dude. I think the fig looks great!

Lord_Atmo
01-31-2006, 10:46 PM
Rileykill is right. and Hasbro did the dumbest thing ever that i already mentioned. seriously, the kneeles legs and ball jointed ankles.....



I think you have a knee fetish dude. I think the fig looks great!



no, i'm a person who wants to pose figures that would normally pose like that in the movies. if hasbro made the knees ball jointed and the ankles static, they'd have spent the same amount of money on Bulq. there's no excuse for that oversight....

stylie_steve
01-31-2006, 11:14 PM
I originally thought that he didn't hjave knee or ankles but if he has ball jointed Ankles he REALLY needs ball jointed Knees as well.
It doesn't make sense to have Ankles but no knees. I can live with Knees with no Ankles but the other way round is pointless as you can really do much with the ankles now.

Bacara had this same problem and Hasbro turned what could have been a great figure into a crap one. Same seems to be the case for Sora.

But he is still a great sculpt and thats still the first priority in my books.

DSIILuke
02-01-2006, 12:27 AM
While I agree with you in the fact that all Jedi should have enough articulation to bend down and hold their saber in two hands, I can live w/o ball jointed knees on this one. It's a solid sculpt, and the figure looks fantastic.

Toyoda
02-01-2006, 12:35 AM
Yeah, I read the ROTS novelization the other week and when I read the part about Sora Bulq becoming a Dark Jedi my interest in the fig was boosted. I might buy it now.

Madonna
02-01-2006, 02:25 AM
Mrmforce says pics of Sora will be posted tomorrow when his Internet connection is re-established.

GNT
02-01-2006, 06:50 AM
Cool looking forward to them. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Lord_Atmo
02-01-2006, 10:13 AM
well at least swapping legs will be easy. i can give him my Evo ROTS Anakin's legs. give the static legs to a figure with swivel elbows!

mrmforceX
02-01-2006, 11:18 PM
As promised, here are the Sora Bulq pics.

Must say, after Sun Fac this is my favorite SAGA fig yet.

http://www.mrmforce.com/sora1.JPG
http://www.mrmforce.com/sora2.JPG
http://www.mrmforce.com/sora8.JPG
http://www.mrmforce.com/sora9.JPG
http://www.mrmforce.com/sora15.JPG
http://www.mrmforce.com/sora13.JPG
http://www.mrmforce.com/sora14.JPG
http://www.mrmforce.com/sora16.JPG

Enjoy! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

CamaroJedi
02-01-2006, 11:23 PM
Sweet pics! Thanks!

Sev
02-01-2006, 11:39 PM
Yep I still want him! Thanks for the pictures!

Darth_Champloo
02-02-2006, 12:19 AM
Cool! That's better than I thought this figure would be. It may lack knee articulation, but it looks cool, so that more than makes up for it. I may definitely have to pick up this Jedi.

Clone_Commander
02-02-2006, 12:25 AM
Wow, I didn't know this figure had so many ball joints! I'm gonna pick him up for sure.

Dooku1
02-02-2006, 12:58 AM
Very cool figure!

Thanks for the pics!

DarthBuff
02-02-2006, 01:20 AM
I will get on for sure.

Amanaman
02-02-2006, 01:24 AM
It's all about having the right joints in the right places. Shoulder and elbow joints are always a must, that's what made ROTS Kit Fisto great.

Darth_Anton
02-02-2006, 01:59 AM
I think it's a great looking figure. Thanks for posting the pictures.

GNT
02-02-2006, 02:26 AM
Thanks for the pictures mrmforceX. Looks good so far!

Meat
02-02-2006, 02:28 AM
Uh oh there is no knee articulation! Here comes a "static leg outrage" thread. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Lushros_Dofine
02-02-2006, 04:01 AM
I want all the Jedi I can get.
Although this geezer is bad [censored]. He turns to the dark side.
He also will serve as an Order 66 victim on my diorama

Lord_Atmo
02-02-2006, 10:10 AM
Uh oh there is no knee articulation! Here comes a "static leg outrage" thread. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif



only if the people who waste time telling us to shut up instead of providing a good reason for this screw up start yelling back at us. otherwise you're safe.

ankles and no knees? what will hasblow do next?

Darth_Anton
02-02-2006, 12:18 PM
Here a potential reason. Perhaps Hasbro thinks it's a bad move to give a background character like Sora as much articulation as a main character like the Pilot Obi-Wan. Think about it, ball jointed legs and waist would have made him on par. Sure, I and everyone else would love to see that, but perhaps Hasbro isn't ready to put such high standards into BG characters.

Like it or not, this could be an explaination and from a business perspective, I can see it.

Now I've been around long enough to know what people will say. It's a bad business move to not do it. Well, the proof is in the pudding. Those who want maximum articulation simply do not represent the majority of the buying public. If they did, Hasbro's sales would suffer as a result. Simply put, Hasbro is going to make the figures they want and it is up to us to buy them or not, and no amount of whinning and complaining is going to change that unless it effects sales. So for those who are so upset about Hasbro's articulation choices, do something more meaningful about it than complain on a message board which does nothing to get what you want. Organize a protest, create polls. Please do something other than whine.

Lord_Atmo
02-02-2006, 12:22 PM
i'm just saying why put ankles on him and no knees? why not flip flop that idea? knees are easily more crucial than ankles. hasbro would have saved as much money doing it that way, but they didnt. and for no apparent reason

Darth_Anton
02-02-2006, 12:40 PM
I totally agree. Given the chocie, knees would have been more logical. Perhaps the feet are reused and it was more cost effective to put them onto new legs. Kind of weak, I know, but I'm trying to make some type of logical guess given the choice between the two. What would your guess be?

Hey, maybe the knees are bendies? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

doomdeath
02-02-2006, 02:06 PM
As promised, here are the Sora Bulq pics.

Must say, after Sun Fac this is my favorite SAGA fig yet.

removed****


Enjoy! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



i want him i need 1 to keep carded and 2 loose....1 lightside verson and 1 to custom make in to his dark jedi converson....i am impressed.....with sun fac i thought abut passing on the geo wave but after seeing the way sora/sun fac/and poggle look carded and loose..i will have to get those 3 at least....robert

CamaroJedi
02-02-2006, 02:14 PM
Did you really have to quote the pics????

Roton7
02-02-2006, 04:20 PM
I've been saying in different threads how I'm running on a strict budget, so as great as he is, I might just have to pass on him. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

RogueWompRat
02-02-2006, 05:21 PM
You can still get a great degree of posability out of Sora's lower body, unlike Scorch's.

A definite buy for me. I found it interesting that they didn't mention his joining the Dark Side on the card. Without that backstory, he's just a minor character.

Meat
02-02-2006, 05:27 PM
Did you really have to quote the pics????



I like seeing them, gets me excited all over again! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

stylie_steve
02-02-2006, 05:29 PM
Here a potential reason. Perhaps Hasbro thinks it's a bad move to give a background character like Sora as much articulation as a main character like the Pilot Obi-Wan. Think about it, ball jointed legs and waist would have made him on par. Sure, I and everyone else would love to see that, but perhaps Hasbro isn't ready to put such high standards into BG characters.

Like it or not, this could be an explaination and from a business perspective, I can see it.

Now I've been around long enough to know what people will say. It's a bad business move to not do it. Well, the proof is in the pudding. Those who want maximum articulation simply do not represent the majority of the buying public. If they did, Hasbro's sales would suffer as a result. Simply put, Hasbro is going to make the figures they want and it is up to us to buy them or not, and no amount of whinning and complaining is going to change that unless it effects sales. So for those who are so upset about Hasbro's articulation choices, do something more meaningful about it than complain on a message board which does nothing to get what you want. Organize a protest, create polls. Please do something other than whine.



I don't buy it! If they can give ball jointed knees to Chancellor Palpatine, a figure whos knees you can't bend much anyway then they should have given them to Sora!

and besides most background jedi have ball jointed knees from the ROTS line such as Agen Kolar, Shaak Ti, Luminara, Kit Fisto (1 anyway) and Saesee Tiin so Sora totally should also have them as well.

Roton7
02-02-2006, 05:30 PM
Did you really have to quote the pics????



I like seeing them, gets me excited all over again! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif



Well it gets me mad that I have to look through more pics of a figure that I want, but can't get yet.

http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

rileykill
02-02-2006, 06:14 PM
Geez, I don't know. Normally, I don't go for figures with no knees, but he is pretty cool (by far my pick over Scorch). My budget is pretty tight, too - '05 was expensive. And then there's the Gunship ...

Thanks very much for posting all the pics (not just Sora), by the way.

Bib_Fortuna
02-02-2006, 06:27 PM
AWSOME!!! Cant wait to get this one!

DSIILuke
02-02-2006, 06:42 PM
I like the looks of this figure. All the right articulation for a jedi (minus knees), plus the sculpt is strong. I give it a 4/5. Looks great, and I can't wait to pick it up. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

rileykill
02-02-2006, 06:47 PM
I like the looks of this figure. All the right articulation for a jedi (minus knees), plus the sculpt is strong. I give it a 4/5. Looks great, and I can't wait to pick it up. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



I agree - the sculpt is really good. Sun Fac is my 1st buy for this wave (also Utapau clone if you count that one) but this guy is a close 2nd.

BoomBot
02-02-2006, 07:30 PM
i'm just saying why put ankles on him and no knees? why not flip flop that idea? knees are easily more crucial than ankles. hasbro would have saved as much money doing it that way, but they didnt. and for no apparent reason

Yeah, articulated ankles don't work real well without articulated knees. Still, they might with the swivel legs.

Toonimator
02-02-2006, 07:46 PM
all the ankles do on no-knee-joint figures is let you spread the legs out a bit more and still allow the figure to maintain balance, which is mildly helpful if the legs are in a bent pose like with Bulq here or the Utuapauan warrior. They'd have been great with all those POTF2 Han Solos that would always fall over.

Knees without ankles, as most ROTS Jedi have, allow a greater variety of poses but pretty much require action figure stands to display 'em in most poses.

Overall I prefer knees though. I plan to buy 3 of these Bulqs, two for customs (one Dark Jedi Sora, one just for a new Weequay), and the regular Sora will probably have a leg transplant to get better articulation in there. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Thanks for posting pics!

Flacksguy
02-02-2006, 09:30 PM
I had said I wasn't going to get him,
but it's hard to pass on a new sculpt, and he does look good.


Hey what hologram figure is that?
It's not a bad guy is it?

Sev
02-02-2006, 09:44 PM
I had said I wasn't going to get him,
but it's hard to pass on a new sculpt, and he does look good.


Hey what hologram figure is that?
It's not a bad guy is it?


I think it's Luke.

Eight_Nunb
02-02-2006, 09:45 PM
I'm a bit disappointed in this fig. I wanted this character odne badly, but unfortunately this figure just doesn't quite capture how cool Sora Bulq looks in the movies or even in the shot of him on the package. I think it has something to do with the pupils. maybe i should scratch out the paint for his pupils and he'll look cooler http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Chew_Co_
02-03-2006, 01:17 AM
I really think he is cool looking and he is pretty posable for his arms but I really think it's bad when hasbro does a figures ankle joints and not knee joints. it's a lot less useful. Jedi are really all over the place in battles and cool stuff like that so i would have liked knee joints. I will only get one because of that. Sora bulq isn't as cool as all those Jedi we got last year. Those were a lot cooler, like the Agen Kolar figure was the absolute best. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

GNT
02-03-2006, 03:18 AM
Guys try not to quote all the images in a reply post, it stretches the page, takes longer to load plus it's not fair on the the site thats hosting them http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Might have to do some leg swapping with another jedi http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Endorian
02-03-2006, 03:27 AM
You guys ever seen that episode of Outer Limits called "The man who was never born?" This is totally him...but with dreadlocks.
http://www.theweaponshop.com/outerlimits/graphic03.JPG

BoomBot
02-03-2006, 05:16 AM
You know what irks me a little more about this figure? Hasbro didn't include a hilt and blade, but just the lightsaber. Also, it doesn't look like he can attach the blade to his belt either.

Endorian
02-03-2006, 05:37 AM
What is a hilt and blade?

SithAssassain
02-03-2006, 06:34 AM
The handle and the glowing part.DUH! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Endorian
02-03-2006, 07:38 AM
ooooohh. Dude made it sound like he got burned for 2 things! He just got shafted for a hilt! Thanks for clearing that one.

BoomBot
02-03-2006, 01:26 PM
Well, I don't expect Hasbro to include both a lightsaber (blade permanently attached) and hilt because they only do that with so few figures. I do expect them to include at least a hilt and separate blade though.

Darth_Quixote
02-03-2006, 01:58 PM
I'm a bit disappointed in this fig. I wanted this character odne badly, but unfortunately this figure just doesn't quite capture how cool Sora Bulq looks in the movies or even in the shot of him on the package. I think it has something to do with the pupils. maybe i should scratch out the paint for his pupils and he'll look cooler http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



Genau. I'd say a non-opener.

Alan

StarWarsMonsters
02-14-2006, 08:43 AM
I found the wave yesterday, and this guy's my favorite of them. What a beautifully sculpted figure! The ball joints in the arms are amazingly unobtrusive. And the lack of knees really isn't hurting the fig for me; the ankles make up for the immobility it would otherwise have (*cough*scorch*cough*). No, you can't seat him at the Council; but he poses nicely for my money.

The bugs are neat, too. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

PizzatheHut
02-14-2006, 09:41 PM
I picked up this figure today and I really like him. His face sculpt is great and I don't think the figure suffers from lack of knee articulation. My only gripe is that curl of fabric on his tunic. Looks awkward when he is in a neutral pose.

GNT
02-15-2006, 02:40 AM
No, you can't seat him at the Council



I don't think there was ever a Council Weequay member so he wouldn't need to sit down http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif Cant wait to pick him up http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

StarWarsMonsters
02-15-2006, 08:20 AM
No, you can't seat him at the Council



I don't think there was ever a Council Weequay member so he wouldn't need to sit down http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif Cant wait to pick him up http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif


Exactly. Unless he's a drinker (cantina http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif).

Lord_Atmo
02-15-2006, 10:21 AM
i'm gonna have to pass on him. i refuse to buy any figure that has ankles and no knees. especially a jedi who had great articulation otherwise. this was a terrible mistake by hasblow and i wont give them my money for it.

have to save my cash for the VOTC anyway

codyfan82
02-15-2006, 10:40 AM
this figure actually looks friggin awesome, and will be a welcome addition to my collection if geonosis ever rears its wonderful head around my area. i'll buy 2 and make one the dark jedi version.

Neal
02-15-2006, 10:50 AM
i'm gonna have to pass on him. i refuse to buy any figure that has ankles and no knees. especially a jedi who had great articulation otherwise. this was a terrible mistake by hasblow and i wont give them my money for it.

have to save my cash for the VOTC anyway



Are you picking them up off of Ebay? The VOTC have been out for awhile now.
http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

I understand your criticism of the Sora figure. Articulated knees would've made this figure perfect, but he's pretty damn sweet anyway. I don't think you'd be truly disappointed with him if you picked him up. Not if you're a fan of alien Jedi figures.

StarWarsMonsters
02-15-2006, 10:55 AM
The combination of ankles and no knees on this guy is completely different than say the Neimoidian warrior. That guy's a statue from the waist down, but Bulq's leg sculpts manage to allow quite a good range of movement. This figure does not disappoint. And again, the ball shoulders and elbows are the best I've seen since VOTC Han. You can't even tell they're there! 100% better than even pilot Obi-Wan.

darth_sidious
02-15-2006, 10:59 AM
I picked up Sora today, and I have to agree - great articulation, the lack of bendable knees doesnt take anything away from the figure. The head sculpt is great - the detail is amazing. Its hard to pick a favorite from this wave, but he might be it.

rileykill
02-15-2006, 06:10 PM
I tended to agree w/ Atmo until you guys who bought one all started raving.

Maybe I'll pick him up since I want a Saga '06 Jedi (and there is no way I'm buying Foul Moudama).

StarWarsMonsters
02-15-2006, 06:30 PM
I tended to agree w/ Atmo until you guys who bought one all started raving.

Maybe I'll pick him up since I want a Saga '06 Jedi (and there is no way I'm buying Foul Moudama).


Heh, I was just trying out all the poses I could think of with him. He's such a cool figure...

Seize9
02-15-2006, 06:38 PM
Although I only bought 1 of these figures to keep carded (because at first I didn't think much of the figure), I'm very impressed with the overall way it looks. I was very tempted on buying a second one while at the store but passed for some Clones instead...more than likely next time I will though.

Asharad_Hett
02-15-2006, 09:40 PM
I might buy another to repaint so I can have a dark side Sora.

Endorian
02-16-2006, 08:33 PM
http://www.astrolog.org/labyrnth/still/l7.gif

Rune_Haako
02-16-2006, 08:37 PM
http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

DarthMaulSithLord
02-16-2006, 09:10 PM
Cool Labyrinth piccie, always liked that bigass critter, but i don't see what this has got to do with the topic.

http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

Sev
02-16-2006, 09:34 PM
Maybe he thinks that's what what Sora looks like.

Lord_Atmo
02-16-2006, 10:45 PM
i'm gonna have to pass on him. i refuse to buy any figure that has ankles and no knees. especially a jedi who had great articulation otherwise. this was a terrible mistake by hasblow and i wont give them my money for it.

have to save my cash for the VOTC anyway



Are you picking them up off of Ebay? The VOTC have been out for awhile now.
http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

I understand your criticism of the Sora figure. Articulated knees would've made this figure perfect, but he's pretty damn sweet anyway. I don't think you'd be truly disappointed with him if you picked him up. Not if you're a fan of alien Jedi figures.



first of all, you forget about the new VOTC coming out (scout, greedo, etc). i disagree with their name VTSC because they were called VOTC due to the fact that only OT characters got such treatment, and not because they were part of the OTC line. so yeah

i love alien jedi, but i WILL be disappointed. the static knees will infuriate me. especially since he has ball jointed ankles. i mean, he had the potential to be awesome, and he came out unbelievably close. but not close enough. if i buy him, the knees will bother me forever. i WILL be disappointed. just remember that any figure based on a character who does a lot of action that has a crucial limb joint missing is a letdown to me. unlike Scorch, there's no incentive for this figure to sell a lot, so i wont be out helping people get a hold of him. sorry, guys, you're on your own. not that it makes a difference anyway.

Darth_Huntarr
02-16-2006, 11:17 PM
You don't like him - don't buy him. He only comes one per case in all existing/planned assortments, so you'll make it easier for someone else.

Endorian
02-16-2006, 11:25 PM
You got it Sev http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
Atmo, what do you mean you won't be out helping people get this?
And this is only one per case in all cases? That sucks, Jedi's usually get eaten up.

Sev
02-17-2006, 12:07 AM
You got it Sev http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif



YAY! What do I win? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

I really wanna pick up this figure. Trouble is findin' it.

Endorian
02-17-2006, 12:14 AM
You win.... a free Rebelscum lifetime membership..From me to you. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
Good luck finding this, shouldn't be too hard. Someone will leave one behind if you don't get there first.

CaptainCharisma
02-17-2006, 12:50 AM
Hey Atmo...

If you don't like Sora's legs...join the customizing forum and REPLACE THEM! You'll like it. It's fun.

For example, I spent tonight with my girlfriend, watching the ultra hot Stacy Keibler dance on TV, and while we watched, I replaced Scorch's knees with articulated ones.

-DD

Spideymike
02-17-2006, 01:33 AM
...I spent tonight with my girlfriend, watching the ultra hot Stacy Keibler dance on TV, and while we watched, I replaced Scorch's knees with articulated ones.



I can think of better things to do when Stacy is dancing. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Lord_Atmo
02-17-2006, 09:53 AM
Hey Atmo...

If you don't like Sora's legs...join the customizing forum and REPLACE THEM! You'll like it. It's fun.

For example, I spent tonight with my girlfriend, watching the ultra hot Stacy Keibler dance on TV, and while we watched, I replaced Scorch's knees with articulated ones.

-DD



what legs did you use? i heard Scorch had larger legs than other clones and articulated clone legs would make him look like he had chicken legs if any replacement happened.

i dont know what legs to use for Sora. although i guess i could buy a dupe figure or something to give him his knees. i gotta budget my cash. i'm not saying i hate Sora Bulq, i'm saying i hate the legs used for him. everything from the thighs up was done perfectly. it's just the knees that bug me. i dont know yet about customizing. tell me what you did for Scorch and if you have suggestions for Sora, let me know as well. i want to be able to enjoy this almost-great figure.

and cmon guys, do you REALLY need my help with getting you a Bulq? i would have to charge $10.00 including shipping charges and what not. $10.00 isnt cheap for a $7.00 figure. but eh, i'll let you all know if i find one or a few. i'm not scalping though, so dont expect me to swipe them all.

Lord_Atmo
02-18-2006, 04:27 PM
here's some help as promised.

if anyone lives in or near Eau Claire, wisconsin, there is a Sora Bulq in stock at the Target here. one left. better hurry.

though i laughed hard when i looked at him in person. i got Sun Fac instead

StarWarsMonsters
02-18-2006, 09:21 PM
i laughed hard when i looked at him in person.


Curse you!

Lord_Atmo
02-18-2006, 09:29 PM
sorry, but the ankles without knees is a hilarious mistake by hasbro. and it looks even MORE retarded in person. especially that goofy waist tunic. it's all flaired out. the pre-pose is awful. ugh...

NuteGunray
02-18-2006, 10:01 PM
I think it is very dumb that he is only shipping 1 per case.

mrmforceX
02-18-2006, 11:11 PM
I think this is one of the BEST figures from the Geo line. GREAT sculpt! Kudos to Hasbro!

DarthSith
02-18-2006, 11:17 PM
I bought one and opened it today. Great little fig. Too bad about the articulation.

Hey customizers, has anyone used a ROTS Jedi waist kitbash on him yet? If so, which one fits?

I'm going to keep this one as is but I want to mod the next one I get.

The_Vinyl_Jawa
02-18-2006, 11:22 PM
I bought one and opened it today. Great little fig. Too bad about the articulation.

Hey customizers, has anyone used a ROTS Jedi waist kitbash on him yet? If so, which one fits?

I'm going to keep this one as is but I want to mod the next one I get.



I bought one to play around with as well. . . I'm wondering; could Coleman Trebor's legs work? They have some great knee articulation, but I'm not sure if he's too tall.

If people are laughing at this figure, they're fooling themselves. This is one of the best figures in 2006 thus far. Bar none.

StarWarsMonsters
02-18-2006, 11:26 PM
I'm wondering; could Coleman Trebor's legs work? They have some great knee articulation, but I'm not sure if he's too tall.


Wha...? He has one knee and one ankle. His range of motion is crap. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

The_Vinyl_Jawa
02-19-2006, 12:17 AM
I'm wondering; could Coleman Trebor's legs work? They have some great knee articulation, but I'm not sure if he's too tall.


Wha...? He has one knee and one ankle. His range of motion is crap. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif



Does he? I thought both his knees bent. I don't have the figure, so my memories come from a friend's. But I do remember that what knee articulation he had was well hidden and looked good.

DarthBuff
02-19-2006, 12:20 AM
This is my 3rd fave of this wave. Very nice fig!

Neal
02-19-2006, 12:38 AM
If people are laughing at this figure, they're fooling themselves. This is one of the best figures in 2006 thus far. Bar none.



I couldn't agree more.

StarWarsMonsters
02-19-2006, 12:43 AM
Does he? I thought both his knees bent. I don't have the figure, so my memories come from a friend's. But I do remember that what knee articulation he had was well hidden and looked good.


Yeah, unfortunately. It's pretty akward. The left leg has only a ball joint knee, and the right only a ball ankle.

Lord_Atmo
02-19-2006, 02:05 AM
If people are laughing at this figure, they're fooling themselves. This is one of the best figures in 2006 thus far.



no, he isnt. he's one of the best letdowns of 2006. articulation is everything, and this figure does NOT deliver. knees are too important on a jedi to omit. especially after the ankles have ball joints.
the best figures of 2006 are:
-Boushh
-AT AT Driver
-Veers
-Ewok Diety Threepio
-Death Star Trooper
-Jerjerrod
-Sun Fac
-Cody
-Firespeeder Pilot

so dont insult us for laughing at a bad figure. just think back to this equation for figures like Sora:

no knees=no fun
ankles and no knees=Hasbro wasting money

Roton7
02-19-2006, 02:11 AM
And the whining continues...

When will they ever learn?

Now, Atmo, I'm not trying to be a jerk or anything, cause that isn't my intention. I'm just telling you and the other whiners in this thread to just leave. We don't want your complaining here. I fully respect your opinion, but not when you repeatedly state it OVER and OVER in the same thread.

Darth_Champloo
02-19-2006, 09:21 AM
Atmo,IMO, is a troll post *****, I've had him on "Ignore this User" for a long time..... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Sev
02-19-2006, 09:26 AM
Atmo,IMO, is a troll post *****, I've had him on "Ignore this User" for a long time..... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif


I think he's just doesn't like stating his opinion (the figure sucks) and then someone comes in here saying the figure's the best thing ever. Then he tries to convince them that the figure sucks. Saying he's a post ***** is stupid.

Neal
02-19-2006, 10:15 AM
the best figures of 2006 are:
-Boushh
-AT AT Driver
-Veers
-Ewok Diety Threepio
-Death Star Trooper
-Jerjerrod
-Sun Fac
-Cody
-Firespeeder Pilot




How about you wait until you actually see the figures in person before you anoint then one of the "best" (pictures don't count)? Five of the figures on your list haven't even been released yet. Then again, I'm sure you've never "played" with a Sora Bulq out of its package, so what would you know? You talk so much about how figures should be posed and played with, yet you get so close-minded about knee articulation omission that you won't even give a chance to a figure that doesn't have them. As I see it, that basically invalidates your opinion.

echo1441
02-19-2006, 10:39 AM
And the whining continues...

When will they ever learn?





They won't, they have to have something to brighten up their day a little and if this is how they do it, well that's their decision.

I just picked Sora up this morning and I think it's a fantastic fig.

Captain_Piet
02-19-2006, 11:25 AM
I found one at each of the Targets I stopped at and I could be happier with it.

Lord_Atmo
02-19-2006, 11:28 AM
the best figures of 2006 are:
-Boushh
-AT AT Driver
-Veers
-Ewok Diety Threepio
-Death Star Trooper
-Jerjerrod
-Sun Fac
-Cody
-Firespeeder Pilot




How about you wait until you actually see the figures in person before you anoint then one of the "best" (pictures don't count)? Five of the figures on your list haven't even been released yet. Then again, I'm sure you've never "played" with a Sora Bulq out of its package, so what would you know? You talk so much about how figures should be posed and played with, yet you get so close-minded about knee articulation omission that you won't even give a chance to a figure that doesn't have them. As I see it, that basically invalidates your opinion.



ok then, what CAN you do with a warrior that has no knees? he cant fight if he doesnt have knees! i've played with my friend's #2 Anakin before. i quickly became bored of him. those knees need to be there if he is to be any fun.

i know what a kneeless figure is like. several of my transformers dont have them and i HATE it.

mrmforceX
02-19-2006, 12:57 PM
And the whining continues...

When will they ever learn?

Now, Atmo, I'm not trying to be a jerk or anything, cause that isn't my intention. I'm just telling you and the other whiners in this thread to just leave. We don't want your complaining here. I fully respect your opinion, but not when you repeatedly state it OVER and OVER in the same thread.




TOTALLY AGREE!

I have tried to be really cool to Atmo, but this is getting out of hand. I am SO freakin tired of going to the different threads to positivly discuss the new figures, only to find Atmo crying about knee articulation.
Dude, it's REAL old already GIVE IT UP!

Toonimator
02-19-2006, 01:33 PM
I got 3 Soras today. I like him. I may do some surgery to my "regular" Sora to give him some new legs with knees, but I'm in no hurry. One Sora'll become Dark Sora, and another'll be a Weequay custom of some sort. He's a nice Jedi overall, the knees don't bother me as much as I feared.

JediShawn
02-19-2006, 01:48 PM
TOTALLY AGREE!

I have tried to be really cool to Atmo, but this is getting out of hand. I am SO freakin tired of going to the different threads to positivly discuss the new figures, only to find Atmo crying about knee articulation.
Dude, it's REAL old already GIVE IT UP!



Again, as I said in the Commander Cody thread, you can dislike a figure because of its articulation, but you need to draw the line somewhere in terms of how many times you are going to tell the members of Rebel Scum about it. Atmo is just as bad as Zartan with his continuous complaining posts. Say something positive for once or nothing at all.

This is a great figure and if you are not going to buy it because it cannot manage your karate kick fantasy moves, you need to collect something else.

Lord_Atmo
02-19-2006, 02:15 PM
TOTALLY AGREE!

I have tried to be really cool to Atmo, but this is getting out of hand. I am SO freakin tired of going to the different threads to positivly discuss the new figures, only to find Atmo crying about knee articulation.
Dude, it's REAL old already GIVE IT UP!



Again, as I said in the Commander Cody thread, you can dislike a figure because of its articulation, but you need to draw the line somewhere in terms of how many times you are going to tell the members of Rebel Scum about it. Atmo is just as bad as Zartan with his continuous complaining posts. Say something positive for once or nothing at all.

This is a great figure and if you are not going to buy it because it cannot manage your karate kick fantasy moves, you need to collect something else.



or how about i just dont buy that particular figure? he's just a bad figure amongst many others. some, of which, are great figures. i didnt want to start complaining. and i dont want this to continue. but i dont like people who makes posts saying "you HAVE to buy this figure" or "this is the greatest figure ever and you're an idiot if you dont buy it" and then when i post something of the same sort only in the negative, they all jump on me and beat me up (that was a metaphor).

what do i wish would happen aside from SA figures?
i dont want people DEMANDING that i get these figures and then insulting me for not wanting it. YES i can understand that my complaining has gone too far and YES i can easily stop doing it. but i just dont want supporters of this figure to speak for me here. speak for yourself, sheesh. those posts bother me as much as my complaining bothers you all. i think if we made a compromise here, it would work to everyone's benefit.

stop demanding i buy a figure i dont want and dont like and i will stop complaining about it. isnt that fair?

now we should probably get back on topic. and i have a question anyway:

has anyone attempted to swap legs on Sora yet? if yes, did it work and what legs did you use?

NuteGunray
02-19-2006, 02:29 PM
but i dont like people who makes posts saying "you HAVE to buy this figure"



When has anyone ever said that...?

darth_sidious
02-19-2006, 02:35 PM
I would like a darkside repaint of this figure as well; likewise, with a simple head swap, Hasbro could make another arena jedi, Tarados Gon. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Lord_Atmo
02-19-2006, 02:39 PM
but i dont like people who makes posts saying "you HAVE to buy this figure"



When has anyone ever said that...?



see for yourself
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If people are laughing at this figure, they're fooling themselves. This is one of the best figures in 2006 thus far.



i'm pretty sure i'm not fooling myself. i prefer to say i'm saving my money for something i'd rather spend it on

Kad
02-19-2006, 02:41 PM
That post didn't say you have to buy the figure.

Lord_Atmo
02-19-2006, 02:43 PM
yes, bit it insults me for not liking it

Sev
02-19-2006, 03:10 PM
I think the problem here is that not many members on this forum actually play with their figures so no one understands Atmo's frustration. He's saying what he says so much because people keep on bringing up stuff like "knee articulation doesnt make this figure bad at all." So he says why it makes it bad then everyone jumps in and then all hell breaks loose. I say we just keep the arguments to PM but I don't think it's right to only talk about the positive points on a figure. I know the negative points on this figure and others have been discussed MANY times but expect SOME negative comments on it.

Lord_Atmo
02-19-2006, 05:11 PM
Sev is right. stop debating on threads. i welcome debates with me anytime from anyone. look in my sig. i put my AIM name there for a reason, you know. IM me if you want to debate. i'm much more civilized on messenger programs due to less pressure and such. and i'm pretty fun to chat with. just ask Sev.

now to confirm that i dont hate this figure like i hate Union Pacific(railfan joke. go to trains.com and find my older posts there to get it). i'll do the same thing i did in the scorch topic, identify his pros and cons from both sides' POV:

Pros:
-ball jointed elbows. isnt he the first saga2 figure to receive ball joints in his elbows? that's really saying something there. he can pull off a 2-handed lightsaber grip thanks to the ball joints.
-accurate sculpt. Weequays have complex heads, but hasbro did nicely on sculpting it. i dont see a single flaw
-another Jedi for the collectors, and an alien jedi for that matter. i know a lot of fans like alien jedi. so this is a welcome addition to those fans who dont think like i do

cons:
-no knees. why give him ankles and no knees? that seems like a waste to me. Jedi need the flexibility more than other characters do. ball joints would be better placed in the knees and the ankles could have been static. eh, nothing's perfect...
-the tunic is flared out and looks goofy. i prefer figures that can be posed in an idle stance, but this guy's got that awkward tunic blowing around in the wind. i just find that odd

3 pros, 2 cons. the pros win again. so like before, dont feel discouraged from buying this fig just because i hate it.