Qui-Gon Jinn w/Light up lightsaber - MH18

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Please use this thread to discuss the Movie Heroes release of the Light up lightsaber Qui-Gon figure, this figure is seeing 2 releases in 2012!
 
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2 releases? I'll only be getting one or the other. Don't really have a preference, whichever one I find first will be the one I buy.
 
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Looks like perhaps a better head than the re-released EVO one in the VC line..

Frustrating. :dispirited:
I agree. I'm actually digging the head sculpts on this Qui-Gon and the Obi-Wan. Will definitely pick both of these up and then swap the heads on the TVC bodies. I have a feeling Hasbro did this on purpose because they know people will have to buy both of each. Very frustrating.
 
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gotta get this and the obiwan i did not see them at my walmart the other night
 
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Great pics once again Dan! One question though...is Qui-Gon's saber blue? It looks like the blade is at least...is it green when "activated"?

Looking forward to finding this one, and Obi-Wan. I plan on picking up a pair simply for the heads alone, and swapping them with the TVC figures. Not sure how I feel about the whole light up saber thing. They've come a long way since the POTF3 days, but still look a tad clunky. The "glowing" effect appears to be pretty awesome though...depending on how they are in person, I may just get two sets. None of the other figures in this wave really interest me though.
 
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Very nice pictures, Dan. One little correction will put this head sculpt over the top - the little patch of hair right under his lower lip is painted skin-colored, and the mustache doesn't connect down to the beard. It makes it look like he has an Amish farmer beard. I think once the rest of the beard is painted in he will look even better.

I mspainted the rest of his facial hair and fixed the paint on his nose. Now he looks great!

 
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Great pics once again Dan! One question though...is Qui-Gon's saber blue? It looks like the blade is at least...is it green when "activated"?

Looking forward to finding this one, and Obi-Wan. I plan on picking up a pair simply for the heads alone, and swapping them with the TVC figures. Not sure how I feel about the whole light up saber thing. They've come a long way since the POTF3 days, but still look a tad clunky. The "glowing" effect appears to be pretty awesome though...depending on how they are in person, I may just get two sets. None of the other figures in this wave really interest me though.
His saber is a light green, but the white background I used behind the figure makes it look very very light though. The LED in his arm is green also, so when you push the button to light up the Lightsaber its a nice dark green color.
 
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Very nice pictures, Dan. One little correction will put this head sculpt over the top - the little patch of hair right under his lower lip is painted skin-colored, and the mustache doesn't connect down to the beard. It makes it look like he has an Amish farmer beard. I think once the rest of the beard is painted in he will look even better.

I mspainted the rest of his facial hair and fixed the paint on his nose. Now he looks great!

Looks much better. :grin:
 
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His saber is a light green, but the white background I used behind the figure makes it look very very light though. The LED in his arm is green also, so when you push the button to light up the Lightsaber its a nice dark green color.
Ah, ok, thanks. For a minute there I thought HAsbro played the old switcheroo like they did with the POTF2 light up saber figures...where they made Obi-Wan's saber green.
 
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Very nice pictures, Dan. One little correction will put this head sculpt over the top - the little patch of hair right under his lower lip is painted skin-colored, and the mustache doesn't connect down to the beard. It makes it look like he has an Amish farmer beard. I think once the rest of the beard is painted in he will look even better.

I mspainted the rest of his facial hair and fixed the paint on his nose. Now he looks great!

Actually Qui-Gon's mustache doesn't connect to his beard. I think his beard is a little too thick on the chin and he does need the patch underneath the lower lip. So the paint underneath the lip is accurate but connecting the mustache isn't. The mustache might need to be a hair thicker, but not much.
 
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Actually Qui-Gon's mustache doesn't connect to his beard. I think his beard is a little too thick on the chin and he does need the patch underneath the lower lip. So the paint underneath the lip is accurate but connecting the mustache isn't. The mustache might need to be a hair thicker, but not much.
I agree 100% that the beard is too thick on the chin, that might have to be trimmed down. And I couldn't decide about whether or not to connect the mustache - Liam Neeson's facial hair gets a little sp**** around the corners of his mouth. It looks to me like there is hair there but it is just lighter and thinner than above and below. I definitely made it too heavy in my rough alteration.
 
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Quite like these light up figures. I got this and Obi Wan for my 3 year old. He loves them, but wanted to know why there was no sound :) Noticed that the saber pops out with out too much trouble (good to know - but just waiting for my kid to snap this off!). Also, if you move the skirt a little, it will press the light up button so that it stays on. Not sure how you're supposed to replace the batteries, though!
Anyone know why both Obi and Qui Gon have a tiny hole in their forearms?
 
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Where did you find them flinx79? I've been hunting high and low.

BTW, pretty sure that you can't change the batteries, as it says something to the effect of them being "non-removable" on the card.
 
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Where did you find them flinx79? I've been hunting high and low.

BTW, pretty sure that you can't change the batteries, as it says something to the effect of them being "non-removable" on the card.
I use various UK online stores like Star Action Figures and Order 66 and have them sent to relatives as I'm working in Dubai. My cousin brought them over sans packaging and gadgets this week. If I waited for them to appear here, I'd either be waiting a long time or end up paying a lot more. TRUS here sells figure for around $18. A movie collector store has the VC priced at $34!
 
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I can confirm that as far as Obi-Wan goes the batteries cannot be replaced and therefore I would guess Qui-Gon and upcoming Vader's won't be either.

I'm at a loss as to why Hasbro have done this as well as the removable skirt which seems to serve no function in being removed other than allowing for leg movement to a seated position. This leg movement is useless for placing the figure in vehicles as the lightsaber then causes an obstruction.

I personally don't care for badly molded plastic tunics or capes either but my only real beef is the battery life.

How long have collectors and causal fans/kids had to wait for light up saber figures only to have the shelf life cut short by something as simple as not putting a battery access panel under the tunic or cape when various R2 repaints have this feature?!

I understand these decisions are balanced in favor of the mass appeal of kids and less than serious collectors, but the logic behind this eludes me.

I like my Obi, it's not the best figure but the head sculpt is fine and the lightsaber effect works well....for now. A button that could leave the saber activated when not in hand might be nice if the batteries could be changed, otherwise this might be a disaster if left on accidentally.

I scratched an itch in buying it but for the cool feature but it's raison d'etre has been thwarted by Hasbro's lack of vision IMO.

I'd personally love a decent Vader, Luke, Qui Gon, Maul et al with light up sabers but won't buy more unless they rectify this mistake in future figures.

I won't buy them for my kids either as I don't want the inevitable disappointment that will come with dead batteries after Qui-Gon has been doubling up as a night light.
A simple fix could really make this figure line.

Obi on sale in Asda for £7 in UK for those interested.

A long overdue idea, poorly executed IMO
 
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I think the main reason for the lack of switchable batteries is so they can rerelease it in a year or so and sell it again to everyone whose batteries are dead...
 
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I think the main reason for the lack of switchable batteries is so they can rerelease it in a year or so and sell it again to everyone whose batteries are dead...
Doubt they'd last a year if kids play with them. Who knows how many times they have been activated on the shelf in store by cusotmers? Would you keep buying them for your kids? I know I wouldn't.

Unless the cost of batteries is more than the figure! ;)

Anyway you can crack open the torso and replace the batteries that way? Not ideal obviously but can it work?
Can't see a clean way of cracking it open as yet but will probably have a go once the batteries konk out.

Just think Hasbro should have given the customer the choice. Time will tell if this was a bad move on Hasbro's part.

On the plus side, I won't feel so bad busting poor Obi up to make a custom removeable light up saber for other figures in the future if we don't see a version of Luke that's any good for example. ;)

Essentially, he's doomed to custom fodder.
 
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I just picked one up today. Going to open it up and do the head swap with EVO version soon.
 
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Has anybody been able to find the light up figures near them? I'm still looking, but no such luck. I can't imagine it would be to much longer before these hit.
As far as I know, there has only been one us sighting of wave two so far. Once again, hasbro overproduced wave one...
 
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BEHOLD...

ULTIMATE Qui Gon Jinn!



Parts List: Light-up Qui Gon head, EVO body, and AOTC Obi Wan cloak.

Putting this together was pretty expensive, but after the head swap was done, it was all worth it. The figure looks amazing and realistic, and will probably stay in my showcase for many years. The head fits a bit tight, so I had to push it down, but it works.



Unfortunately, the old head with the light-up body is atrocious. The head is so loose that it doesn't click on to the neck joint.



Here it is in it's rightful place beside Obi Wan(s).




Next up: Light-up Obi Wan head swap! Stay tuned.
 
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Thanks so much for the pics! Looks great! I've got a TVC Qui-Gon standing by for a head translplant as soon as I find this one.
 
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Oh wow, that looks amazing. Aw, now I'm tempted to get two and try to get another evo one to do this with!!
 
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You shouldn't have to "try" to get another evo Qui-Gon, that figure is clogging up the pegs everywhere in one form or another...TVC, Movie Heroes, Discover the Force...
 
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That looks pretty cool actually!! B)

However, the beard needs to be painted differently, so that it has that minimalist look Neeson had.
A new lightsaber sculpt for him wouldn't go astray either!!
 
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Finally found this wave today and picked up both Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan. My original reason for getting them was to just for using the headsculpts (which are both amazing) on the TVC figures. I was really surprised, and pleased, to discover just how great these figures are on their own merit! Sure, they aren't super articulated, but the headsculpts are amazing (as I already said) and the light up feature is awesome! They aren't too overly bulky and there is more articulation that I expected. Even my wife thought they were cool, and she couldn't care less about my "toys" normally.

I took a lot of pics, so bear with me, and some of this will be cross posted to the respective figure's thread, but since these two figures pretty much go hand in hand, I thought I would include pics of both then focus on the figure in question.

Here are Master and Padawan:



With robes from the TVC figures:


Heads swapped with TVC Qui-Gon and TVC AOTC Obi-Wan:







Qui-Gon's lightsaber in action:



Headswapped Qui-gon:





And a little bit closer look at this fantastic sculpt:




They really nailed the likeness on Qui-Gon IMO...it makes the EVO/TVC sculpt look like a joke! It's a shame that the skin tones between the MH and TVC figures don't match more closely, but they aren't that far off that it bothers me too much. I may have a go at trying to match the neck at least...not sure.

For now, I think I am going to stick with the two headswapped figures, but I will definitely be on the lookout for another set to keep stock as I really do dig them. I'm now looking forward to the other lightup saber figures as well.

One note on head swapping, I didn't need to do anything special (boiling, dremeling) to make them fit...both fit pretty easily with a small amount of force (no pun intended) but beware, once you swap them, there's no going back! The socket stretches out and the head will be too loose. I'm sure there might be a way to shrink it back if so desired, but I am keeping them as is.
 
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So I did a little more work on my head swapped Qui-Gon. I swapped hand swith Obi-Wan's because they matched the skin tone of the head better. I also painted his neck to match. Then I gave him Obi-Wan's robe since it is darker and more accurate to the film. Finally, I gave him a water treatment and...wha-la:

 
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