- Aug 26, 2014
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Harder to customize.
Why has no one posted a single image of these put together or on a figure?
That looks like a trade federation battle droid version of a E-web blaster. Its silly enough to fit right in with them.I had the parts to assemble one other, but just haven't done it. But seeing how these were just sitting on my desk and all acquired in one shot, here is a pic. It's all theparts from Nein Numb, Stormtrooper Squad Leader and Unmasked Kylo Ren. My God does this thing look STUPID!
I had the parts to assemble one other, but just haven't done it. But seeing how these were just sitting on my desk and all acquired in one shot, here is a pic. It's all theparts from Nein Numb, Stormtrooper Squad Leader and Unmasked Kylo Ren. My God does this thing look STUPID!
I completely agree with you. I think it may be possible that the reason they went this route was because of the limitations imposed by all the secrecy behind TFA. Hopefully with the upcoming lines moving forward we'll see more actual movie props/creatures etc. rather than just made up junk.I'm all for the build a creature idea, or even just including a small creature with each figure, or at the very least, something, ANYTHING that is actually in the movies. With 7 films, 5 1/2 seasons of TCW, and 2 + seasons of Rebels, there is no reason they can't give us something from the media. It doesn't even have to follow a theme. Give us small droids, the Steelpecker, the worm, a worrt, computer consoles, etc. There are so many details in SW, it is just ridiculous to think that they need to make things up. Or that the majority of us would be interested in these things. If they had given us creatures/droids/set pieces with these figures, I would have a reason to buy another Ezra, Inquisitor, Vader, Bespin Luke, etc. But with BAW, no thanks.
Stands need to be a standard pack in. Especially with the SA figures that take a half hour to position just right so they'll stand up for 5 seconds. I truly fell in love again with 5POA recently. I'd finally got shelves/etc to display my new collection I've built up the past couple of years. The SA figures were so damn brittle. Hands popping off when barely being touched. Joints that are so stiff that the figure feels like it will break just from extending the arm forward. The previously mentioned posing issues. But the 5POA are nice and solid and you can put weapons in their hands without a hand falling off and so on. I could care less if SA is ever widespread again.Does anyone use these things?
Waste of plastic IMO.
Would have been better if we'd been given a stand base, to reflect the environment each figure was from (ie) Space, Desert, Jungle, Snow.
I haven't built any of the Build a weapons yet. I am still trying to complete my build a droids from 2008 and 2009. I'm on the search for middle legs. Of course it's getting harder and harder to find people that care about that pack-in as most pieces have been used or lost. This pack-in doesn't have the staying power that droids have. Bring that back and allow people to build on screen and off screen astromechs. Those would sell in my humble opinion.
I love Build a Droid more than any other thing Hasbro has ever done and think that the build a weapons are silly, but I can see the argument that getting an extra gun probably appeals to young boys more than a disembodied arm and that the experience of building your own action figure as a souvenir at a theme park works in a way that getting a body piece pack in doesn't.Ahh, but see Hasbro claims it's "Not Cost Effective" to include a Build A Droid part. Yet they can justify these build a weapon parts, which use roughly the same amount of plastic. This goes back to my theory that Disney shut Hasbro down on the Build A Droid parts. As a way to keep them an exclusive to Disney parks.
Bodhi's and Chirrut's are actually seen in the film at least. Those are the only ones so far I've kept. But I've only bought a small handful of these figures.I have all of the TFA 3.75" figures and for the longest time I kept these BAW pieces in a plastic bag. Every time I would get a new figure I would open it, put the figure with there movie accurate weapon/accessory on my shelf, and throw the BAW piece in the bag. Then about a few months ago I was going through my drawer and looked at the over stuffed bag and asked myself what the hell I was doing. I threw them all out that day. Now with the R1 figures I don't even bother taking the large rocket launchers or ziplines put of the bubble, they just go right in the trash with the packaging lol