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2012 Battle Pack: Rebel Heroes

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Re: 2012 Battle Pack: Rebel Heroes

Postby DarthEddie » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:23 pm

If they had chosen much better Jango and Obi-Wan figures they'd be selling better. It's basically that simple. The figures that are currently inside that pack are outdated, have poor articulation and weren't terribly beloved and popular when they were NEW.
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Re: 2012 Battle Pack: Rebel Heroes

Postby Paulskywalker » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:39 pm

Another example of the strange all over the place prising in the UK.

Argos £14.99 and on sale at the moment for £11.94
Asda £19.99 shocker but....
TRU £24.99!!!!!! For repaint/repacks :roll:
If i wanted figures like Rebels and Legends series i'd build a time machine. Even if i did want them, i'd probably still need a time machine..
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Re: 2012 Battle Pack: Rebel Heroes

Postby YAK_Chewie » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:11 pm

DarthEddie wrote:If they had chosen much better Jango and Obi-Wan figures they'd be selling better. It's basically that simple. The figures that are currently inside that pack are outdated, have poor articulation and weren't terribly beloved and popular when they were NEW.


Exactly.

These sets have barely any crossover appeal to adults. Seems parents aren't buying them either for their kids.

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Re: 2012 Battle Pack: Rebel Heroes

Postby DarthEddie » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:57 pm

The current crop of Battle Packs falls into three categories:

AWESOME AND A MUST-HAVE: Royal Starship Droids

NOT WONDERFUL, BUT WORTH IT IF YOU'RE INTO THE CHARACTERS: Republic Troopers, Mos Espa Arena

SUCKY AND AN INSULT TO BOTH KIDS AND COLLECTORS: Rebel Heroes, Geonosis Arena Battle

I don't collect the Clone Wars line so the Republic Troopers fall into a fourth and unofficial "not interested" category. If I were into the animated Clones those guys might be a really good purchase and I'd probably dig them. But I'm not so they're just bright and colorful shelfwarmers as far as I'm concerned. Still...they're a dozen times better than the uber-crappy Rebel and Geonosis sets. Hasbro would probably put the 1999 COMMTech Han Solo in boxes of snack crackers or breakfast cereal if they could get away with it.
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Re: 2012 Battle Pack: Rebel Heroes

Postby AaylaSecurasMan » Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:47 am

Saw these for $15 at my wally, even at that price not worth it :?
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Re: 2012 Battle Pack: Rebel Heroes

Postby DarthEddie » Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:49 pm

They're not worth it for SEVEN. I've seen reports that some people have found it for a little as five to seven dollars. Hasbro should be paying us money to take this junk off their hands.
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Re: 2012 Battle Pack: Rebel Heroes

Postby darthmac » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:26 pm

Yeah, $7 still seems too steep for those sets.
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Re: 2012 Battle Pack: Rebel Heroes

Postby DarthEddie » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:44 pm

What they *should* have done with this Battle Pack:
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*C-3PO: The 2005 Revenge of the Sith figure repainted with a silver lower right leg and duller overall gold finish to represent Threepio's appearance in the Original Trilogy.

*Chewbacca: A straight repack of the 2005 Early Bird Kit Chewbacca with no changes. Failing that, the most recent Saga Legends figure with a few tweaks to his eyes and other small paint details to sharpen Chewie's face a little.

*Han Solo: The 2004 VOTC or 2011 Vintage Collection Yavin Ceremony Han with slight paint apps differences and, of course, without Han's medal from the ceremony.

Three excellent or very good figures. Three molds that haven't been used ad nauseam to the point of wanting to throw up in the toy aisle because you just saw them again. If the Target-exclusive Vintage "Special Action Figure Sets" can also have three repacked, repainted figures and sell for a similar pricepoint then why can't the 2012 Battle Packs have similar quality? Every one of the Target 3-packs is a terrific(or at least passable) deal for the money and uses very good sculpts and repaints of the included characters. The Battle Packs shouldn't be treated any differently. For $21.99 - $24.99 they should have three figures that you wouldn't mind owning all over again. A repainted ROTS Threepio, the Early Bird Chewie and a much more recent and articulated ANH Han would likely be selling much, much, much better than the collection of nougated deer turds that's on shelves right now. And the best thing is that Hasbro's tooling budget would hardly be affected by re-releasing these figures since they're already out in one form or another and any changes to the paint jobs would be subtle for the most part.

Other three- and four-packs are downright stunning or---at the very least---acceptable. The new Battle Packs shouldn't be treated like a redheaded stepchild chained up in the basement and shown no love. Come on, Hasbro. Let's snap to it.
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