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Please use this thread to talk about the SA Finn (Jakku) figure that'll be sold at Walmart

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Thoughts on this figure?
 
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I am going to assume this is the yellow jacketed version and if that's the case I am more excited about him than any other figure at this point since it's my favorite outfit. I always wanted to see Luke have adventures in his similar looking outfit and was always bummed to not see that even though the Bespin outfit is pretty awesome. Now with Finn that gets to come to fruition.
 
I know it's buried somewhere in the general discussion thread, but when are the wal mart exclusives supposed to hit?
 
I know it's buried somewhere in the general discussion thread, but when are the wal mart exclusives supposed to hit?

Within the next month or so I'd guess. The only "official" word so far was from a release back around Force Friday when it was stated that the new figures would be up for pre-order on Walmart.com, but the only Black Series figures on there are the first wave (Luke, Chewie, and Vader).
 
Within the next month or so I'd guess. The only "official" word so far was from a release back around Force Friday when it was stated that the new figures would be up for pre-order on Walmart.com, but the only Black Series figures on there are the first wave (Luke, Chewie, and Vader).

gracias senor
 
I'll get this one for sure and probably try to get a few for customs. He's got such an "average" guy look for the galaxy, even if the jacket is Resistance Military and the jumpsuit is from his stormtrooper gear.
 
I'm not digging the ball jointed hips on this figure and Poe for that matter (I was never a fan to begin with of bj hips). They look a little frumpy but I am glad they are being made so I will not complain any further. Hopefully production samples will look better.
 
Not bad with this one. The hips remind me of Bespin Luke but I'll still get it. Keep them coming.
 
I just went back and looked at pic again...no lightsaber. I'm getting mixed signals with this. Is Finn just holding the saber temporarily for Luke or another character? Or will he become a jedi in training and have a lightsaber himself? If he's just holding it for someone, then I'm glad he doesn't really come with it. But if he's to use this in the movie, then he should have a lightsaber included in these releases.
 
I just went back and looked at pic again...no lightsaber. I'm getting mixed signals with this. Is Finn just holding the saber temporarily for Luke or another character? Or will he become a jedi in training and have a lightsaber himself? If he's just holding it for someone, then I'm glad he doesn't really come with it. But if he's to use this in the movie, then he should have a lightsaber included in these releases.

To be fair, none of the new mains come with it, so it could be any or none that get it eventually.
 
I'm going to get my complaints out in one post and go back to being happy we are getting better 3.75" figures: I hate the hips.
 
I don't mind the hip articulation, based on the pictures it looks like it'll work well. Now if they did that stupid over the top articulation they did on Dagobah Luke then that would suck :p

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The 5poa Finn that came with the speeder reminds me of Tracy Morgan. I just keep thinking of the 30 Rock quote about loving the cornbread so much he wants to take it behind a junior high and get it pregnant. Classic Tracy Jordan.
 
Finn looks good, if I can find these Walmart exclusives I will just pick them up online if possible.
 
Funny how his labelled "Jakku" Finn as the residue on his pants look more like snow to me.
 
I have no complaints about this figure. Wish it would have come with more than just one accessory though.
 
Not a fan of the split Torso either...
Neither am I. But I guess that's the tradeoff for having BH hips. Which i could live w/o. If they'd simply went with old style hips, and a swivel waist, the figure would look so much better. IMO.

I just don't get how DS Luke's hips could turn out so well, yet we get this type of crap.
 
I'll be picking him up down the line but I'm more focused on the stormtrooper,Phasma,and Kylo Ren. The other characters should be the "pegwarmers" until the movie comes out. Pretty sure the 3 I mentioned will be expensive as hell on the secondary market.
 
False analogy. You're not getting mushrooms instead of pepperoni. You're getting pepperoni that isn't cut in the shapes you'd prefer.

Wrong. Changing the shape of the pepperoni in no way effects the nutritional benefits(or lack there of) nor, the taste of the pizza, which is general the reason for ordering pizza. Changing the cut of the figures hip articulation or the type of hip articulation directly impacts the aesthetics of the figure and or the use of the articulation which is generally why a figure is asked for/purchased, in an analogous way that ordering pepperoni and getting mushrooms would change the nutritional benefits and taste of the pizza. So in actuality your analogy about changing the shape of the pepperoni is incorrect.
 
Wrong. Changing the shape of the pepperoni in no way effects the nutritional benefits(or lack there of) nor, the taste of the pizza, which is general the reason for ordering pizza. Changing the cut of the figures hip articulation or the type of hip articulation directly impacts the aesthetics of the figure and or the use of the articulation which is generally why a figure is asked for/purchased, in an analogous way that ordering pepperoni and getting mushrooms would change the nutritional benefits and taste of the pizza. So in actuality your analogy about changing the shape of the pepperoni is incorrect.
So there are two issues at hand: the aesthetics and the functionality. Let's consider each in turn.

Aesthetics: the figure doesn't look as good as one might have hoped. (I'd even agree with you here, but not enough to complain that we're getting the SA figures.) So you're getting what you asked for--i.e., super-articulated TFA figures--but not in such a way that you'd get as much enjoyment as you'd hoped.

Functionality: the figure doesn't move in the ways one might have hoped. The figure is still super-articulated--and in fact super-articulated in exactly the same way as many Vintage Collection figures--but not super-articulated in a way that you'd enjoy. So you're getting what you asked for, but not in such a way that you'd get as much enjoyment as you'd hoped.

Both issues come to the same basic principle: that you're getting what you asked for, but not specifically in the way that you wanted. Much like when you ask for a topping on a pizza and get that topping, but in the way you envisioned.

I'll meet you halfway: it's like getting a pizza with pepperoni, but not your favorite brand of pepperoni. Fair?
 
That's fair, really it's s matter of agreeing on terms. If:

pizza is to figure

Request for topping is to request for articulation

problem with topping impacting pizza is to problem with articulation impacting figure.

Mushroom works equally well as a brand of pepperoni one does not like.

But changing the shape of the pepperoni alone has no impact on pizza generally speaking. Perhaps if you changed shape and or size of pepperoni (giant slabs of pepperoni for instance), then you might have something that speaks to the figure articulation problem in an analogous way.
 
Geez, you guys really ran with the analogy.

It's just, imagine these new figures had super articulation except at the hips they were only on an outward hinge and could only do splits. Would people still say "don't complain, they're still SA!" Probably.

For my part, i'm just expressing frustration at an odd choice of engineering and maybe hoping someone at Hasbro reads one of the posts and maybe decides to stop using it.
 
That is one ****** analogy.

You wanted SA figures and got them, you got what you asked for.

Is that six stars out of ten? I know, it wasn't my best work.

In all seriousness, I don't see the problem. It's a discussion board. We're discussing something we're not super pumped about. We're all happy these are coming out. We all think they look great. In fact, I think they're some of the best looking Star Wars figures in recent history.

That said, I'm never gonna stop expressing my ideas for what i'd consider perfect. No one else should, either. It doesn't matter if every idea is different. That what this place is for.
 
Wrong. Changing the shape of the pepperoni in no way effects the nutritional benefits(or lack there of) nor, the taste of the pizza

There's nutritional benefits to pizza?!? Darn it. And I thought I was treating myself!

:|


But yeah, not bad fig except for the hips. My aesthetic preference anyway.

Just remains to be seen if these will show up in the UK (no WallMarts) and if they do, if anyone can get hold of 'em.
 
That is one ****** analogy.

You wanted SA figures and got them, you got what you asked for.

If I asked for a figure with 14POA and I got a figure with swivel shoulders, swivel hips and 10 articulated fingers...is that really what I asked for? Should I just be happy that he's SA?

How's that for an analogy?
 
If I asked for a figure with 14POA and I got a figure with swivel shoulders, swivel hips and 10 articulated fingers...is that really what I asked for? Should I just be happy that he's SA?

How's that for an analogy?

That's pretty much what I was saying with my analogy, however anyone else wanted to interpret it. II thought it made the point, but six out of ten stars is alright considering the amount of time I put into it.

If this is indeed the collector line, it's the absolute last thing to be immune to criticism. Sure, I've seen some unnecessary complaining, but overall I think most of what I've read has been well thought out and valid.

The repacks are not necessarily collector oriented. Not really enough accessories. Wish for different hip articulation. They weren't available for Force Friday. They're not available right now. Those are all my "complaints", really. Could be worse.
 
If I asked for a figure with 14POA and I got a figure with swivel shoulders, swivel hips and 10 articulated fingers...is that really what I asked for? Should I just be happy that he's SA?

How's that for an analogy?
It's about on par with the first one, i.e., fallacious.

"Articulation in places different from where we wanted articulation" is substantively different from "different articulation in places where we wanted articulation."
 
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