Was that a common problem with that figure? Is there a good fix for it? I thought maybe I just got unlucky but was happy just to finally have the best Vader in the scale.I did the same thing, but I already had two whose heads could not stay on. The seller of this one assured me it has a solid head but hopefully they fixed that issue and I would still probably buy four or five, great figure. Really hoping though one of the Mandalorian figures has a pack-in Baby Yoda, the TBS 6" version is driving my OCD brain insane.
Yes, he was initially released in the Black Series Orange line as number 26, this version had the problem with the head not staying on the neck peg, he was reissued in the Blue line (Tie Fighter Pilot helmet card) as number 3 which the issue had been fixed.Was that a common problem with that figure? Is there a good fix for it? I thought maybe I just got unlucky but was happy just to finally have the best Vader in the scale.
Hmm. The Tie helmet version is the one I got and it still has that problem. I’m sure I can fix it the way I’d fix any head, but still.Yes, he was initially released in the Black Series Orange line as number 26, this version had the problem with the head not staying on the neck peg, he was reissued in the Blue line (Tie Fighter Pilot helmet card) as number 3 which the issue had been fixed.
True. I admit I haven't looked at the concept art for Jesse's ARC Trooper outfit but maybe his outfit changed a bit between when Hasbro started working on the figure and the final season of TCW airing? We know from Hasbro's previous statements that they work on new figures 12-18 months in advance. It's possible Jesse's outfit could've changed a bit like he could've originally had a rangefinder or something. Though I do agree the figure not having a original Phase 2 bucket is weird since in the show all the Clones switched to Phase 2 in Season 4.Cool set but Jesse's helmet is completely wrong, he had no rangefinder and used an original Phase 2 bucket
Most of Hasbro's con exclusives in the last several years both for TVC and TBS have been items in special packaging that later get released individually. Hasbro themselves have referred to some of those figures as "early releases". I remember that's what they called the TVC X-Wing Luke in particular.This move does seem odd if Fives is getting a solo release, so shouldn't his spot have been for Pong Krell? lol I know that was never going to happen.
I'm just a bit curious why repeat when you could have put Dogma, or almost any other Clone in there? Heck even a made up one!
That said it's still a great set and plan to buy it, given that it's on Pulse it might even be easier than Walmart. Although sometimes even Pulse has issues when releasing very popular characters.
I love the idea of these 3-pks because it's not like we need all three individually carded, IMO. Though I'm sure they will eventually just like the Luke set.
While this is a bit unique with the characters, it would be nice to see it continued with Republic Commandos etc.
Getting back to Pong Krell though, I don't see why it couldn't have been done with him in there instead of Fives. This set is likely going to be $50 anyways for a 3peat, unlike the Luke set where it was 3 different sculpts. So for this it could have been 2 repeats and 1 unique sculpt. I will say that given this set finally being released I have absolutely zero hope for Krell now...
Yeah a lack of rocker ankles really hold these figures back. No matter how awesome the sculpt, paint and other articulation ends up being; he figures are just frustrating in comparison to the 6 inch versions without them.I'm pretty sure they all use the same sculpt, it's just that that one sculpt is 100% new tooling.
Between Chirrut and these figures, maybe we'll finally start to see more rocker ankles in 3.75"? It's a shame the new Stormtrooper missed out on them.
All great stuff truly! Though I hazard to say that SA is getting a bit over the top for 4" figures, IMO. Especially if we want to keep the prices in check. I'm completely fine with the standard ball post neck, a double jointed one sounds like too much going on in a tiny spot. I've already experienced some of this on 6" figures and not really a fan.One of the admins on one of the TVC groups I'm in on Facebook has posted some new details on the ARC Troopers set of Fives, Echo and Jesse. The admins are usually pretty reliable so the info is very likely true:
100% new tooling! Phenomenal range of articulation
Rifles mount to backpacks
Double jointed necks
Thinnest range finders to date
3 unique portraits
Includes ALL accessories
Backpacks are removable."
I really love the other additional details as well. Rocker ankles and double jointed necks is fantastic. As is all three having unique portraits. The rifles mounting to the backpacks is a really interesting and neat touch.