Cad Bane - TCW #06

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Looks like this does not have Todo 360, I wonder if the exclusive set will be available in the US at some point.
 
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Looks like this does not have Todo 360, I wonder if the exclusive set will be available in the US at some point.
I thought the exclusive version was supposed to drop in the US on October 1st. Probably through the Fan Channels, like Skywalker Strikes.
 
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No Todo as expected. I have the con exclusive set but keeping him mint in box so will pick this up to open and display
 
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I'll definitely grab this version - it is an alien after all!

I just wish the hat came off. 😐
 
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A US exclusive version might get announced tomorrow. I'd like to get TODO with him, but if that's never available here, so be. Still an awesome looking figure.
 
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Never cared for The Clone Wars cartoon, but that Cad Bane figure is going on the shelf for sure.
 
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Cad Bane best bounty hunter. Will take any mission if the pay is high enough and gets things done. Doesn't get shot by his target in cantinas or fall into sarlacc pits. Doesn't even have the backing of an entire Empire behind him.

Love The Clone Wars and one of my favorite characters.

Next on the list should be Ventress.
 
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Cad Bane best bounty hunter. Will take any mission if the pay is high enough and gets things done. Doesn't get shot by his target in cantinas or fall into sarlacc pits. Doesn't even have the backing of an entire Empire behind him.

Love The Clone Wars and one of my favorite characters.

Next on the list should be Ventress.
He definitely seemed more capable than Boba Fett considering how many times he took on Jedi fearlessly and ruthlessly.
 
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Cad Bane best bounty hunter. Will take any mission if the pay is high enough and gets things done. Doesn't get shot by his target in cantinas or fall into sarlacc pits. Doesn't even have the backing of an entire Empire behind him.

Love The Clone Wars and one of my favorite characters.

Next on the list should be Ventress.

He definitely seemed more capable than Boba Fett considering how many times he took on Jedi fearlessly and ruthlessly.
Boba Fett didn't have a Filoni's Chance :LOL:
 
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It's actually interesting because in the original films you think "Wow, Boba Fett literally fights his first half-trained jedi and dies. Guess he doesn't know how to fight a jedi."

Then it is revealed that a jedi, Mace Windu, killed his father* and that during the clones wars he actually saw jedi in action, supposedly learned how to fight/counter them, and even tried to avenge his father.

So then his story becomes: Survived Clone Wars as a child, raised by bounty hunters, dies to a jedi with hardly any experience or training (considering past jedi were trained from birth.)
 
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It's actually interesting because in the original films you think "Wow, Boba Fett literally fights his first half-trained jedi and dies. Guess he doesn't know how to fight a jedi."

Then it is revealed that a jedi, Mace Windu, killed his father* and that during the clones wars he actually saw jedi in action, supposedly learned how to fight/counter them, and even tried to avenge his father.

So then his story becomes: Survived Clone Wars as a child, raised by bounty hunters, dies to a jedi with hardly any experience or training (considering past jedi were trained from birth.)
To be fair, a blind Han accidentally killed him by making his jetpack malfunction. Not sure Boba could have seen that coming.
 
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Bested by a non-Jedi on accident.

I'm just not a fan of him at all. I know the old EU fleshed out his character, but just based by what's on screen of him, he doesn't really do much. And on Bespin, Vader did all the heavy lifting.
 
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Interesting how EE lists October while Dorkside lists November, with Pulse often being much later. Not to mention that you very rarely can get two figures arriving at the same time, yet they're supposedly from the same assortment. I can't begin to explain the difficulties in trying to order figures together only to wait and wait on it until the other one finally comes in.
 
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We knew it was coming, though. The real joke is that there were in-store pictures of these before any kind of official announcement.
I don't think Hasbro expected this to be one of the hotter exclusives because there wasn't a captcha required to check out with it.
 
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There's also the possibility that they made a lot less of a TVC item than they did a TBS item, thus less to go around for the 3 pack versus the Armorer who is from a popular show and in they line they push.

I don't think it's timed on purpose because there is a market for both versions. And I'm sure there were less of the Exclusive version made than the regular version so it's not like they would be competing with themselves. It might beg the question as to why the Exclusive version was available first.

In the end I don't think it really matters as people are seemingly gobbling them up in minutes regardless.
 
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Boy, he's a skinny Minnie! Not a complaint per se, I just hope he doesn't look disproportionate to the other 6" figs. They really did nail his look, and especially his silhouette.

I do wish they had given a wash over his face though. It would make some of his craggy features pop more, while also toning down the freshly-washed-Wranglers-blueberry-dad-jeans look his head has.
 
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He's a skinny character by design, se we expect him to look it in figure form. At least it's not an animated figure that you're trying to blend in with the realistic figures where that aspect stands out, like we had to in the 3.75" scale.
 
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Picked this up...excellent figure.
My only nitpick is that they didn't include his rifle. I don't know how Star Wars-y the rifle's is, but I have the 3.75 inch figure and he looks great with it. (Looks like an old west lever action crossed with a laser rifle, for those unfamiliar).
 
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Picked this up...excellent figure.
My only nitpick is that they didn't include his rifle. I don't know how Star Wars-y the rifle's is, but I have the 3.75 inch figure and he looks great with it. (Looks like an old west lever action crossed with a laser rifle, for those unfamiliar).
Cad Bane doesn't use a rifle in the series, he only uses these dual pistols.
 
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Boba Fett didn't have a Filoni's Chance :LOL:
Actually, Filoni has Boba slated to kill Cad Bane in a future episode of TCW...:unsure:


It's actually interesting because in the original films you think "Wow, Boba Fett literally fights his first half-trained jedi and dies. Guess he doesn't know how to fight a jedi."

Then it is revealed that a jedi, Mace Windu, killed his father* and that during the clones wars he actually saw jedi in action, supposedly learned how to fight/counter them, and even tried to avenge his father.

So then his story becomes: Survived Clone Wars as a child, raised by bounty hunters, dies to a jedi with hardly any experience or training (considering past jedi were trained from birth.)
Not really. Fett would have killed Luke during the Sail Barge battle if not for a random twist of fate. Basically, he only failed to take down Luke by reason of Act of God. ;)

Early storyboards actually had Fett killing Chewbacca during the battle as well, but that (and other planned deaths, like Han Solo and the Millenium Falcon going up in flames) was gradually written out as the final script became increasingly child-friendly and merchandise-driven.

To be fair, a blind Han accidentally killed him by making his jetpack malfunction. Not sure Boba could have seen that coming.
Exactly (except for the "killed" part. Lucas has since declared it to be canon that Boba later escaped the Sarlaac).

Bested by a non-Jedi on accident.

I'm just not a fan of him at all. I know the old EU fleshed out his character, but just based by what's on screen of him, he doesn't really do much. And on Bespin, Vader did all the heavy lifting.
Vader wouldn't have been on Bespin in the first place if Fett hadn't figured out what Solo was up to (something that, significantly, neither a full-fledged Lord of the Sith nor an entire Imperial Navy flotilla had managed to accomplish prior to the bounty hunter's intervention).

Let's not forget, Fett's first on-screen appearance in the Holiday Special had Darth Vader explicitly describing him as "the best bounty hunter in the Galaxy," and at no point in ESB does Vader act in any way to contradict this statement, calling in Fett to deal with a problem that is beyond the limits of his (Vader's) abilities and treating the bounty hunter (and his grumbling about potential lost profit) with a unique degree of tolerance that almost seems out of character for the Dark Lord, who otherwise tends to prefer raw intimidation over diplomacy when dealing with his subordinates. Part of the reason for why might be that Lucas seemed to sense a sort of kinship between the two characters: Darth Vader himself had originally been conceived of as an interstellar bounty hunter in Lucas's early drafts, but even after Vader evolved into a dark knight archetype, the figure of the bounty hunter remained stuck in Lucas's imagination, eventually resolving into the character of Boba Fett, and Lucas would later elaborate on this connection by giving Fett a backstory that mirrors Vader's own. Both are the asexually-reproduced offspring of single parents, and both are violently orphaned at a young age. Both are deeply devoted to their parents. Both are the only characters to be shown as children (newborn Luke and Leia notwithstanding) in the entirety of George Lucas's six-film Star Wars saga.
 
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Caved in and bought the exclusive on ebay 😔. I'd rather have resorted to buying from an online-shop but this figure sold out within hours... Thought I could wait for the single release which would've been a lot cheaper, but I really want that Todo. I'm probably in the minority here but to me this little droid somehow makes Cad more complete.
 
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No, but there are still several CW story arcs out there that were planned and never completed. The "Bounty Hunter Arc" with Bane & Fett was one of them.
I knew of this and have seen their stand off. For a sec there it sounded like they were going to release those like they decided to with season 7.
 
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I knew of this and have seen their stand off. For a sec there it sounded like they were going to release those like they decided to with season 7.
As completed, finished arcs, I doubt we'll see any of them. However, it's possible some elements of the unreleased arcs might make their way into the Bad Batch series next year.
 
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