Lando Calrissian (Bespin) - #VC205

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The first thing I inspect on any figure is the crotch. I inspect it closely. I articulate it in every pose and take pictures to document range of movement. I make sure to extend the legs out as far as they can go.

Only after getting this figure in hand will I be able to touch it enough to approve or disapprove.

Anyway, I love the post about “non-armored” figures. Some characters just lend themselves to more hide-able articulation, and maybe this figure just couldn’t fold it into the background enough. Oh well—I’m sure it’ll be fine in person.
 
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also whats with Hasbro doing weird things with the wrist band stuff for Lando especially the Jabba's Palace guard disguise where the gauntlet is sculped to the side of the forearm or whatever.

Hmmm... Hasbro made some odd decisions on this figure (split torso articulation sucks on non-armored figures 99% of the time) and the string on the cape is not accurate to the film either. Let's see how the in-hand pictures turn out.
 
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Looks solid though not perfect. The cape looks like I'll need to have one in hand to make a real assessment. Big improvements for me are the head and increased articulation over the last release. definitely looking forward to getting at least three or four.
 
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I absolutely can't wait. This has been a piece missing from my collection since I re-entered the hobby. I've thinned out the parts of my collection that are on display, but I still want to have a small setup of the main cast in my favorite costumes. Plenty of room for Lando along with the latest photoreal re-releases!

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also whats with Hasbro doing weird things with the wrist band stuff for Lando especially the Jabba's Palace guard disguise where the gauntlet is sculped to the side of the forearm or whatever.

Hasbro sometimes has a fascination with giving "definitive SA versions" of characters scene-specific, non-removable wrist accessories: TVC Darth Maul's Sith Probe Droid contol bracelet, TVC Jango Fett's spikey gauntlets and now Lando's control wrist-watch. I guess in this case he was given this so the character comes with something technical for his low-tech outfit.
 
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The first thing I inspect on any figure is the crotch. I inspect it closely. I articulate it in every pose and take pictures to document range of movement. I make sure to extend the legs out as far as they can go.

Only after getting this figure in hand will I be able to touch it enough to approve or disapprove.
...TMI 😳
 
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Could be better, could be worse. The general silhouette seems good but a few of those joints are a bit too gappy for my liking and I'm not a fan of soft goods at this scale (not that this looks so bad in particular but who knows what that cape will be like at mass production)

Better than Bespin Escape Leia at least. Very disappointed by that one.
 
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Here’s me:
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Sorry, guys. It’s sometimes fun to see if anyone will bite.
 
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I know there are many others we would love to see in the line like Lobot, 2-1B, etc... But I'm happy with this release. The final images will be interesting as I"m sure it will be a little different than what we see here. I was able to meet Billy Dee years ago and got him to autograph my VOTC carded Lando. So even though the torso is turning green, its a special piece. But I'm probably down for 2 of these. One to open and one to keep on card.

Love the idea of a running change with a smiling face Rogue1969! If won't happen but great thought.
 
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Going by the new Vintage Collection Bespin Lando his pants, shoes/feet and the big belt thingy, Lobot is similar below the waist pretty much.

Plus Lobo's outfit is all grey and white anyway so less wild colors. as for accessories for a newer Lobot, give him one of the blasters from one of the Legacy Collection Bespin guards along with some computer data thingy
 
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Smiling Lando head would be amazing! I only wish.

The split torso and especially the hip joints look OMG glaringly awful. Hard for me to look past them. Hasbro, if you can't integrate these SA joints in a natural-looking way, then just go with standard ones and give us some cool pack-ins or something. I don't need Lando to do the splits anyhow.
 
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I'm dying for this to go up for pre-order somewhere in Canada. I feel like I need this version of Lando for my collection.
 
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I don't believe this will be an Exclusive, it seems like a main line release to me being it's an all new sculpt and of a main character. That move would piss off a lot of people I think. Plus the Exclusive items all seem to come out of left field without any warning or fanfare, while reveals and especially pipeline items tend to be part of the basic line available to all.

That said anything is possible.
 
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All indications are that it's mainline, in a wave with IG-11, Teebo, and carded Emperor Palpatine. It has not gone up for preorder yet.
 
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Shouldn't be an exclusive. Already has an established upc along w/ ig11, single carded emperor, and teebo. Ups for these 4 are consecutive which is normal for wave mates, excls typically have non consecutive upcs, just look at recent wm endor trio and the 3 game greats because shipped independently. The thing is, the Emperor single reveal was held off as not to hinder the con excl version. These are slated for 0ct so preorders need to be set up soon or they'll have same fate at fives last fall where he never got preorders. He just started shipping. He was likely held back for reveals because he was part of the arc 3pk
 
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That’s good to know. I’ve already missed out on the DS droid and Tusken Raider. I hate Walmart exclusives.
 
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Aren't Lando (Bespin) and IG-11 the 2 remaining figures from the wave with Kuill, Bo-Katan, Mythrol and the reprint of the Hoth Rebel Soldier ?
 
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With the release date of him, we may get Lobot at roughly the same time, if not only a short delay. I'm very excited for this.

What about new bespin guards and an ESB boba Fett though?
 
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Available for pre-order beginning tomorrow, September 9th, at 1:00pm ET at all the usual spots. See pre-order links at bottom of post. On shelf Spring 2022. MSRP is $13.99.

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CCP is a long shot, but BSG a given to complete the 96.

I think CCP can work as a repack included with a Cloud Car reissue in a TVC box, even if it's a Pulse exclusive.
 
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I think he's looking pretty good in that carded image, can't wait to see how he looks in hand. The new headsculpt and cape are my biggest concerns, hope the cape has a good drape to it.
 
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CCP is a long shot, but BSG a given to complete the 96.

I think CCP can work as a repack included with a Cloud Car reissue in a TVC box, even if it's a Pulse exclusive.
You're probably right because without the Cloud Car he probably makes no sense and is too obscure to bother with mainline release. I do agree about it being an Exclusive with the pilot though, possibly Target being that it's red.

I just thought that with the way Hasbro loves repacks, and reissuing TVC 1.0 one at that, he'd be a perfect candidate to round out ESB wave. He's a figure that definitely doesn't need an update and likely never will due to his status as obscure backgrounder. Heck I feel were probably pretty darn lucky that Lobot is getting updated the way things are these days.

Not to mention will we ever see the Ugnaughts reissued? I would think that with the release of the CFC getting some of those older key figures to the scene out again would be some kind of requirement. Although TBH I don't really need them to be in TVC proper, some kind of 2-pk w/accessories or even a 4-pk with two versions of the BSG would be fine. Although I guess they could pull in more cash by doing 2 3-pks and putting a Trooper in with each set.
 
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You're probably right because without the Cloud Car he probably makes no sense and is too obscure to bother with mainline release. I do agree about it being an Exclusive with the pilot though, possibly Target being that it's red.

I just thought that with the way Hasbro loves repacks, and reissuing TVC 1.0 one at that, he'd be a perfect candidate to round out ESB wave. He's a figure that definitely doesn't need an update and likely never will due to his status as obscure backgrounder. Heck I feel were probably pretty darn lucky that Lobot is getting updated the way things are these days.

Not to mention will we ever see the Ugnaughts reissued? I would think that with the release of the CFC getting some of those older key figures to the scene out again would be some kind of requirement. Although TBH I don't really need them to be in TVC proper, some kind of 2-pk w/accessories or even a 4-pk with two versions of the BSG would be fine. Although I guess they could pull in more cash by doing 2 3-pks and putting a Trooper in with each set.
The ugnauts still need a card back release for the original 96, so I’m sure we will see at least one. If they do a CCP, I hope it comes with a new head sculpt. Right now I have the 80’s porn star ‘stache twins piloting my Cloud Car. I don’t need more of that.
 
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Hello, what have we here?

I have been waiting a loooooong time to replace my POTJ Bespin Lando (the last good looking version, in my opinion).
 
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