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Collecting => Previous Hasbro 3.75" Star Wars Lines (1995-2015) => Topic started by: napseeker on September 24, 2015, 12:39:47 PM

Title: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: napseeker on September 24, 2015, 12:39:47 PM
http://news.toyark.com/2015/09/24/star-wars-black-series-3-75-inch-update-han-rey-poe-and-finn-176581

It looks like both Finn and Poe have BJ hips, which is great, except that Hasbro seems to still have done a poor job implementing them (the "diaper" look is back in full force, no pun intended).

Astounded they are shipping that barrel chest Endor Han again, but I'll both he, Chewie and Jedi Luke are simply from the production runs used to make the Jabba battlepack and the recent Battle on Endor battlepack.  Cheaper for Hasbro that way to place a big production on those 3 figures and slot them into wave1, despite almost every collector already owning these three.
Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: jediburrick on September 24, 2015, 01:13:32 PM
Rey seems the only one worth buying. Finn and Poe's diaper looks kills it for me. This Vader with shrunken helmet and swivel elbows is completely outdated.

I'm so disappointed with this SA line  :shakehead:
Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: JediPatrick on September 24, 2015, 01:47:23 PM
Rey seems the only one worth buying. Finn and Poe's diaper looks kills it for me. This Vader with shrunken helmet and swivel elbows is completely outdated.

I'm so disappointed with this SA line  :shakehead:

What about Kylo and the Trooper?

I agree with the "diaper" look, but like TVC Luke Bespin, I'm sure there's ways to pose these that make them look not so bad. We'll see. But I honestly prefer SA 3-3/4" figures over anything Hasbro has to propose.

Personnally, I don't really care about Luke or Vader, but that Chewie looks okay, at least it's the ROTJ version we got in 2004, instead of the recent Yavin IV Ceremony version, so it's head is for display in a ROTJ setting.

And I honestly don't mind them throwing repacks at us in the lot. In fact, it really looks like Hasbro has decided to go with a formal SA line at the last minute. They packaged what they had in hands very quickly and, like napseeker said, it's clear to me that these repacks came from the recent Battle packs, so they already had a bunch of these sitting in their production plants. But who cares? These repacks are really hole fillers. I'd gladly buy 1-2 if this help keep the SA 3-3/4" line alive.

At least I'll have a nice Rey figure. :)


Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: JediPatrick on September 24, 2015, 01:48:43 PM
By the way, here's Chewie... :)
Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: jediburrick on September 24, 2015, 03:17:05 PM
What about Kylo and the Trooper?

Yes, Kylo and Stormie looks good too. I had not seen them before you post these pics. Thank you :)

Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: jjreason on October 26, 2015, 06:27:39 PM
As posted elsewhere I bought Chewie. He's superb, though if I counted the Chewbacca figures at my house right now and calculated the money spent, I'd likely cry or pass out. Maybe both.
Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: DarthTofu on November 09, 2015, 05:13:03 PM
If I was just starting to collect 3.75" would this Vader be a good starting rep of him or no? It looks tempting in package when I pass by at Walmart.
Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: Thirdfloor on November 09, 2015, 05:37:37 PM
If I was just starting to collect 3.75" would this Vader be a good starting rep of him or no? It looks tempting in package when I pass by at Walmart.

Unfortunately the answer is no, this is not the Vader that you are looking for.  That Vader can not even hold the lightsaber he is packaged with because when he was first released he came with an alternate hand that could grasp the saber but it was not included with this release.  For the $15 plus tax that I would cost to take this Vader home you could get a better version cheaper (especially if you are looking for a loose version) off ebay or one of the members of this site.  There have been many Vaders released through out the TVC (the vintage collection) and the Black series that were tweaked to be specific to each of the movies so depending on what version of him you wanted there are a few to choose from.  There was an excellent version of Vader released during the end of the orange run of the black series, I think it was numbered #26.  That one is specific to Episode III but if you can over look the small details that make him specific to that movie than he's a good representation with lots of articulation.

Welcome to the boards here, there is a recruitment section if you care to formally introduce yourself.  You've come to a good place to get helpful answers and store reports to help you find new figures when they are released.  Good luck with your collection, let the adventure and the madness begin...

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Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: jjreason on November 09, 2015, 06:37:47 PM
The only issue with Black Series 26 Vader is the cloak forcing the head to pop off all the time - it's a significant issue though & pretty much ruins the figure from my perspective.
Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: Thirdfloor on November 09, 2015, 07:20:09 PM
The only issue with Black Series 26 Vader is the cloak forcing the head to pop off all the time - it's a significant issue though & pretty much ruins the figure from my perspective.

Actually that issue varies from sample to sample.  I just took my sample and tried to pull the head off and it didn't budge.  I know it would come off if I tried harder but I was pulling with force and it didn't pop off.  I can't remember whether or not I had to do any adjusting of the cape and helmet when I opened it but the only thing I can think, which you've probably tried already, is that maybe the cape is preventing the joint to fully snap together.  Maybe if you play around with it a bit more you can get a solid connection of the joint?
Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: jjreason on November 09, 2015, 07:41:00 PM
If I take the cape off I can get the head to secure reasonably well. Not wonderful but ok. The way my cloak hole is cut seems to make it so that way too much cloth impedes the joint, and I'm not comfortable taking scissors to the hole - it would wind up ruined.
Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: Thirdfloor on November 09, 2015, 07:53:22 PM
If I take the cape off I can get the head to secure reasonably well. Not wonderful but ok. The way my cloak hole is cut seems to make it so that way too much cloth impedes the joint, and I'm not comfortable taking scissors to the hole - it would wind up ruined.

Would a cape swap with another Vader help the situation? :confused0024:
Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: JediPatrick on November 10, 2015, 09:51:13 AM
If I take the cape off I can get the head to secure reasonably well. Not wonderful but ok. The way my cloak hole is cut seems to make it so that way too much cloth impedes the joint, and I'm not comfortable taking scissors to the hole - it would wind up ruined.

Would a cape swap with another Vader help the situation? :confused0024:

That figure came in 2 variations: the first with a smaller "neck ball joint", which makes it difficult to keep the head attached, and a second variation with a slightly taller neck joint, which came a little later, helping the figure keep its head on. While it's not 100% full proof, it's still an improvement and the head stays on.

I have both variant. I'll try putting a comparison picture tonight.

The other option would be to use a small bit of "Fun-Tac" or that blue or white putty reusable adhesive you can find in Staples. Put it inside the head and it will do the job.
Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: DarthTofu on November 16, 2015, 11:28:49 AM
Can someone who has the new 3.75' SA Kylo Ren compare it to the 6' Black Series version? Do they have roughly the same articulation? I saw one in store, but I didnt like how the cloth robe looks.
Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: jjreason on December 13, 2015, 07:42:33 PM
I can't compare to the 6" but I can break down the articulation: Rotating & flexing ankles, swivel & bend knees, ball hips, turning waist, ball shoulders, swivel & bend elbows, swivel wrists. Turning neck. It's a very articulate figure & the more I  play with it the more I feel comfortable making do some action poses. It feels nice & solid too - I'm not getting the sense I'm taxing any of the joints by making them work.
Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: napseeker on March 14, 2016, 01:49:58 PM
Bit surprised that no one else has posted about the next wave of SA figures yet:

http://news.toyark.com/2016/03/14/new-star-wars-force-awakens-3-75-inch-black-series-199230

Now if only these were on vintage cards... and cheaper.
Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: sinkie on March 14, 2016, 03:26:40 PM
Hadn't seen the better photos. I guess the collector part of this line is "anything Leia"?

I hope for the people bidding on eBay that these NEVER get released. Otherwise, wow, talk about overpaying! At $15 a pop these will be a steal!
Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: JediPatrick on March 14, 2016, 05:29:34 PM
Seen these and I'm really thrilled.  ;D

Okay, these are not the versions of the characters we originally wished they'd released. Han Solo in his basic coat would have been better, so would be Leia in her Resistance outfit. But the thing is, it tells us something on what's to come: a 5POA version of General Leia in her Resistance outfit. Mark my words; I'm sure we'll get her soon, maybe as a store exclusive, in a Mission Series pack or in the regular line.

Hasbro is using this Walmart exclusive Black Series 3-3/4" line as a collector-oriented line. So, they will provide us with versions of the characters that are not already covered by the main 5POA line.

This is why we got that particular version of Rey with her hood piece, scarf and gloves. This is why we get Leia in her blue robes and why we get Han in his Resistance winter outfit. We already have a version of Han in his basic outfit as part of the 5POA line and Hasbro probably didn't want customers to hesitate between the core product and the new BS walmart exclusive version. Thus the reason why we get a different version of this character.

It would have been cool to have a soft goods cape for Phasma, but so be it. I won't complain. I'm too thrilled to finally know that the SA line is not completely over. I was really worried for a while. So I'm willing to buy whatever they throw at us in this format and complete my background scenes with 5POA figures, as long as they're nicely sculpted. The Hell, like we have any choice now. Damn that 6 inches figures line that Hasbro try to force down our throats...





Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: JediPatrick on March 14, 2016, 05:35:52 PM
Hadn't seen the better photos. I guess the collector part of this line is "anything Leia"?

I hope for the people bidding on eBay that these NEVER get released. Otherwise, wow, talk about overpaying! At $15 a pop these will be a steal!

Folks bidding on these figures are morons. I mean, these will most likely get to stores in the coming weeks and they're willing to throw hundreds of dollars on a 15$ figure? Honestly, they're dumb. It's like people who paid 70$ for 6 inches Captain Phasma, just because they couldn't find her in the first 1-2 weeks after her release. Think I've come across her at least 20 times so far in the store. Same goes for Han Solo, Jango Fett and cie. And for the FO Stormtrooper people where fighting about on Sept. 4th (literally seen several guys empty the pegs of this guy, and some screaming at each other in Walmart and TRU looking at one guy buying four at the time!). The thing is, there's simply no rarity in the 6 inches line. They're mass produced. Really mass produced...
Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: jjreason on March 14, 2016, 06:06:29 PM
Really not big on any of them. Phasma was a dud character to me, and the faces on Han & Leia aren't what I would want to pay for. The Astromech is fine, but I feel like I have enough droids that are at least very similar. Ah well, maybe Han & Leia if I like them once I see them in person.
Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: old man ben on March 14, 2016, 06:20:37 PM
I think the expression on Leia's face leaves a lot to be desired.  I can live with Han's.
I am much preferring the six inch sculpts and detailing.
Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: jjreason on March 14, 2016, 06:44:30 PM
There are ebay auctions for Han & Leia currently. The Han looks a lot better in the darker photos & Leia's face is better at the other angle. Maybe there is hope.
Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: Darth Cujo on March 14, 2016, 08:48:43 PM
These look okay. So is this the final wave of Walmart black of the year? Or will there be more?
Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: JediPatrick on March 15, 2016, 12:08:32 PM
These look okay. So is this the final wave of Walmart black of the year? Or will there be more?

Difficult to say. My guess: yes for TFA, this is it. But we will surely have something for us coming next Fall for Rogue One.
Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: napseeker on March 16, 2016, 12:03:23 AM
Sooooooo... there's a new Indy movie coming in 2019.

You know, way back when, I was hoping that an eventual Indy film would allow Hasbro to continue the Indy Jones SA figures and give us some of the unreleased figures e.g. Capt Katanga, maybe a Belloq in his white suit, Marion in an untorn version of her dress... but you know of course Hasbro, should they even pursue any toys this time given how poorly the first Indy figures did, will just be doing 5POA + action features or ludicrous build-a-xxx accessory.

And should JJ be directing, expect an evil Short-Round to skewer Indy in the chest (but this time, he falls into the fountain of youth and re-emerges as a young Chris Pratt, lol)
Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: jjreason on March 16, 2016, 12:15:51 AM
I would love to see Indy pass the torch to Daisy Ridley, just like Han did. Indy should be like Sean Connery was in Last Crusade this time.
Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: sinkie on March 16, 2016, 08:43:39 AM
Having her become the next Indy would be kind of cool given that we had Ford playing in both Indy/SW. Yeah, I think that could be a very interesting approach.
Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: napseeker on March 16, 2016, 04:26:50 PM
...which would then be followed by Daisy Ridley taking over as the next Blade Runner of course. A trifecta of passing the torch along.

I've already assumed that Ford is making the rounds on a death circuit as he goes back to roles that he made famous and basically puts closure to his characters. I can see BR2 ending with Deckard's death, but would they do the same for Indy? 
Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: jjreason on March 16, 2016, 04:42:30 PM
I am REALLY worried the Bladerunner sequel won't be good. They're a huge risk that only rarely pays off - I'd hate to see the original watered down in any way.
Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: old man ben on March 16, 2016, 04:57:57 PM
There was a novel published a few years back that was to be the sequel to Blade Runner, but by a different author than the original.  It was OK as written works go, but I don't know how good it would be as a movie.
Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: sinkie on March 16, 2016, 05:42:45 PM
Daisy wouldn't have to do Bladerunner...there was Lucas involved in that one! :)

But yeah, would Indy die and if so would Mutt be the one to do it?
Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: napseeker on March 16, 2016, 07:07:28 PM
It should just be Kylo Ren using his Force powers to travel from one story universe to the next, killing every incarnation of his father that he can locate... Han, Indy, Deckard, Bob Falfa, Henry Turner, Jack Trainer, John Book, Jack Ryan... each time he kills "Han" lightning comes down from the sky, hitting his lightsaber and his force powers increase...

(Okay even I have to admit this is getting ridiculous :P)
Title: Re: TFA Super-articulated figures
Post by: Canadian Jedi on March 17, 2016, 09:10:11 AM
It should just be Kylo Ren using his Force powers to travel from one story universe to the next, killing every incarnation of his father that he can locate... Han, Indy, Deckard, Bob Falfa, Henry Turner, Jack Trainer, John Book, Jack Ryan... each time he kills "Han" lightning comes down from the sky, hitting his lightsaber and his force powers increase...

(Okay even I have to admit this is getting ridiculous :P)

Considering the ridiculous end of Han Solo in the last movie I think your comments are pretty much in line with Disney's script writing abilities.     :P