Look sir, vac metal! Yeah, no joints involved. But still.
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I missed preorders for the Clone Wars wave, so hopefully I can get a few of those if they open orders again.I think the only TVC going up (that have been revealed) for WM's Collector Con, are the four Carbonized figures that were already slated for 10/7. I think there was a rumor of another wave of 50th figures, but I'd be surprised to see anything that hasn't already been officially revealed. It's possible TBS may see some previous figures that were sold out go back up, but I don't think there's anything new there either.
I guess. But I feel like they would be just as well--if not better--received if they were just regular re-releases.Trying to, and successfully, cashing in on the pop! collector mindset with shiny chase colors of existing items.
I've seen a lot of people saying this. Instead of SA.... let's go for NA (necessary articulation). How many people are really using that torso articulation? I don't think it hurts most figures, but I feel you can really notice it on ones that have solid colors and flat surfaces, like Lando and Lobot coming out. The articulation is fine with me, but we're told it ups cost so let's be smart about it and not worry about getting Lando into Sniper poses.I think outside of Jedi/sith, and the occasional SA clone, you can keep the ball joint hips, torsos, and thigh swivels.
I would be perfectly fine with articulation from 07-12, with the face sculps of today.
One of my biggest peeves is that you can't swap heads even on figures where it really should be pretty simple. Why not universalize the head ball joint for most anyway? I don't expect catering to customizers but why make it more difficult intentionally?Likely not gonna happen, Farmboy Luke will have the same obvious torso joint that Lando has. Unless it's hidden by SG's! lol
I think the frustrating part is that they have shown that it can be done in a less obtrusive way, they simply choose not to for whatever reasons.
TBH everything they have done since 2014/16 has been an impediment to customizing so that you can no longer just swap out parts to create different variations such as torso from fig A, with pelvis from fig b, and legs from fig c that you could do with every figure from 05-14ish. Now you absolutely can't do that, the best you can do is swap arms, legs and the head, because of the split torso you can no longer swap them out or you end up with a horror show. Could you imagine Greef's upper torso combined with another's lower part, or Geef's lower part with any other upper? And that's if you can even "pop" them apart without totally damaging either half of the figure.
And yes, I've heard it before from a few that they don't customize so it's irrelevant. And that Hasbro shouldn't cater to customizers anyways. And that's fine if that's their stance, but guess what? Once they pulled this BS with Joes making it harder to pop the torso I stopped buying them to sue for fodder! And the same thing basically happened with Star Wars ever since this new articulation style started, I used to buy several of each figure for fodder now I barely buy one extra unless it's one of those older repacks that I can use. Simply because it's way too limiting having to work around the torso issue.
If they fix that one glaring issue it would be a major plus, I can deal with the other over complicated joints like the ankles as they're not quite as offensive. They do need to tighten up those hinge looking joints on elbows and knees though as they're starting to look very noticeable and gapping.
I believe its a way of contractually putting out X number of "new" product without actually creating a new product. Its better tolerated than the gold figures, which were nothing more than trying to fill orders without product.What exactly is the point of these carbonized figures? Why not just re-release them normally?
In a converation with a former employee, (10+ years ago) they admitted that it was a frustration (on the GI Joe brand.) It was part china factory shanagance, (costs X to change something & stops becoming cost effective.) & part legacy from Star Wars that adjusted size based on alien type.One of my biggest peeves is that you can't swap heads even on figures where it really should be pretty simple. Why not universalize the head ball joint for most anyway? I don't expect catering to customizers but why make it more difficult intentionally?
I'm not in the industry, but that doesn't make a lot of sense to me. I assumed Hasbro made molds of sculpts and China manufactured the figures. In that scenario, how would China have any say in the size of the ball joint... and wouldn't one or two sizes be most cost effective? We have dozens if you include the ball and neck length together. *yes I know different size heads, necks for aliens etc.In a converation with a former employee, (10+ years ago) they admitted that it was a frustration (on the GI Joe brand.) It was part china factory shanagance, (costs X to change something & stops becoming cost effective.) & part legacy from Star Wars that adjusted size based on alien type.
My understanding, & I admit that I may be wrong. (although a lot of this is based experience I have in other industries that deal with manufacturing.)I'm not in the industry, but that doesn't make a lot of sense to me. I assumed Hasbro made molds of sculpts and China manufactured the figures. In that scenario, how would China have any say in the size of the ball joint... and wouldn't one or two sizes be most cost effective? We have dozens if you include the ball and neck length together. *yes I know different size heads, necks for aliens etc.
wm slipped up and for a breif time last night, and listed thier new carbonized wave as in stock. I got an order in for the mando carded shoretrooper and already received shipping notice, and my friend got ship notice for the 3 others and likely the shoertroop as well since i did.well i guess we need to brace ourselves...wm is due a fan event later this week
I just hope that when Hasbro finally gets around to re-doing ANH Leia and Farmboy Luke, they intelligently place the torso articulation right above the belt.
Those are two figures that really need to be perfect for a complete collection. I don’t want them tarnished with ridiculous torso cuts or puffy soft goods.
But Lando was a complete redesign. So hopefully Luke and Leia would be too.Hasbro’s just going to sell the Original Trilogy Collection Leia and existing Legacy Farmboy Luke with lipstick-on-a-pig photoreal treatments. I’m not expecting anything good from them, considering pretty much every 50th “Complete the 96” figures have been lame repacks.
Eh, I could see them being considered just “modern” enough by the Hasbro Star Wars peanut gallery and rereleased fairly unaltered. It’s definitely within the realm of possibility, unfortunately.But Lando was a complete redesign. So hopefully Luke and Leia would be too.
This is actually something a Hasbro rep commented about many years ago (universal neck peg / sockets) - while Hasbro actually sculpts the figure and designs the articulation, its often altered in the manufacturing process.
I just like the robots.Star Wars continues to emerge from (and descend into) a toxic well of festering social disease, rife with rumor and recrimination; every part of it seems in some oblique way obscured from normal procedure. From its content to its products, the whole thing just sidles around, brushing by. It seems to occupy the weird crannies of standard business. I’ll never understand why nothing about it EVER works normally. I’m addicted to Star Wars—but if I weren’t, I’d mock it mercilessly for its undoable business plans. It’s truly unbelievable how recalcitrant every decision-maker is. I’m always floored by its abnormality.
I'd buy them reissuing that Leia and Luke before they would ever reissue that old Lando though, simply because technically Luke has pretty much the same articulation as any other modern figure of today. And for Leia they could have gone the Bespin Escape route and simply retooled her legs to add ankles. And frankly speaking I honestly wouldn't mind them reusing Frigate Leia and doing just that along with a brand new photo real head sculpt, because adding BH hips, rocker ankles and mid torso joint isn't going to improve upon it that much.It’s true that the Lando is an all-new sculpt. But even Hasbro knows that the 2006 VTSC Lando is just too outdated to use. It’s like the Revan thing. So they had to update him. Luke and Leia also seem too old to me—but as you say, Hasbro might juuuuuuust be able to stretch them out and make them work. They did it with Endor Han.