Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Hasbro Clone Troopers

When I began collecting seriously, it was to collect clone troopers. I've since expanded into Sith and Imperials, but have a sizable collection of clones. Someone on the SW Action News Forums asked if there was a list of all the 3 3/4 inch clones that Hasbro has produced. Not knowing if there was, I decided to put one together. Much of the knowledge comes from my own collection, but the rest comes Rebelscum.com's photo archive. The list isn't finished, but be viewed on my website (CloneList.html) List updated with The Saga Collection (2006) figures List updated with announced figures from The Anniversary Collection (2007)

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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Revenge of the Clones?

My love of Clones comes back to haunt me, or rather, to haunt my credit card, in the form of the StarWarsShop.com exclusive Republic Commando Maquette.

Republic Commando Maquette #491 of 513 has arrived!

And I even bothered to take pictures of it. I blame the purchase on having finally gotten around to playing the game a couple of months ago. Had I not played the game I'd have been MUCH less likely to buy this. In short - this thing is AWESOME. While it is overall the size I expected, the figures themselves are larger than I anticipated, make it appear bigger than I expected. As always, click the image for the larger version. First, a color study. Boss compared to the box image. The one on the right definitely looks pink to me. You can also see the box was scrunched a little on the bottom corner. Compared to Sev he's an orange color, but not compared to the box art. Boss, from the front, just to see what he looks like. And from the back, so you can see the number on his backpack. Boss and Scorch, since they are the two loose figures. You can almost see the number on Scorch's pack. A scale comparison. Saga Scorch vs Maquette Scorch (and Boss). Sev and Fixer came attached to the base, as seen below. Boss was then added to the group. Finally, Scorch was placed with the rest of his squad. Unfortunately, for some reason most of these ended up a little blurry. :( And a final size comparison. This picture started out as as the Maquette vs the Saga Scorch, but then I thought I'd throw in a Gentle Giant Maquette to compare the sizes, and from there it got out of hand. So this pic includes a few of my previously un-photographed Gentle Giant items. Anyone know where I could get an acrylic dust cover for this (at least, until Ikea opens)? And the moral of the story is, that my camera is decent, and if I hold it steady (using a tripod or resting it on a box - though even then too many of them were blurry) I can take decent pictures with it, I need a good backdrop. That, and if you can afford it, or if you can almost afford it, you should grab this while you can at StarWarsShop.com.

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Friday, January 19, 2007

Coming Soon...

For my own organization, this is a list of things I currently have on order. Hopefully, seeing the massive amount of stuff I'm waiting on will help me stop spending money. Riddell Darth Vader Mini Helmet Gentle Giant Boba Fett Statue – #1514 of 6500 Gentle Giant Biker Scout Statue – #192 of 5000 Gentle Giant Royal Guard Statue – #293 of 3500 Gentle Giant Coruscant Clone Trooper Mini Bust x2 - #'s 479 & 480 of 2500 Gentle Giant Jango Fett Mini Bust x2 - #'s 7537 & 7538 of 9000 Gentle Giant Darth Maul Mini Bust - #5768 of 10000 Gentle Giant General Grievous Mini Bust - #6466 of 7000 Gentle Giant Stormtrooper Animated Maquette - #439 of 4000 Gentle Giant Ringwraith Mini Bust - #632 of 2000 Gentle Giant Balrog Mini Bust - # of 3000 - Coming Soon Gentle Giant Saruman Animated Maquette - #1019 of 1500 Gentle Giant Saruman Mini Bust - # of 3000 Gentle Giant Clone Wars Bust-ups - Red ARC Trooper x2 Gentle Giant Clone Wars Clones Bust-ups Box Set x2 Gentle Giant AOTC Clones Bust-ups Box Set Gentle Giant ROTS Clones Bust-ups Box Set Gentle Giant Stormtrooper Mini Bust – #3897 of 10,000 Master Replicas Anakin LE – #680 of 4500 Lot of 10 Master Replicas mini sabers Master Replicas .45 Scale Ep IV Luke Saber Master Replicas .45 Scale Ep IV Vader Saber Master Replicas .45 Scale Gold Ep III Vader Saber Master Replicas .45 Scale Exclusive Dark Chrome Sidious Saber Master Replicas .45 Scale Exclusive Dark Chrome Anakin Saber Master Replicas Trio Display Case for .45 Scale Sabers x3 Master Replicas .33 Scale Stormtrooper Blaster Custom Display Case for Master Replicas .45 Scale CS Darth Maul Saber Sideshow Asajj Ventress 12inch Figure - Coming Soon Hasbro Unleashed General Grievous Hasbro Republic Commandos Scene Box Set x2 SDCC Exclusive Gold Darth Vader's TIE Fighter Titanium Yes, I definitely spend far too much money on this collecting habit of mine. At least it's spread out over the next six months.
Began crossing out items as they arrive.

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