Review: 9489 Endor Rebel & Imperial Trooper BP
Posted 28 December 2011 - 01:38 PM
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 03:55 PM
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 05:16 PM
The Rebel Troopers ar both new figs as they both have a different head part to the Battle of Endor set ones. Also they have no back packs and a change of hand colour.
Hmm. The one on the right (with the previously existing torso, that debuted with 8038 - The Battle of Endor) uses the open-mouth-grin variation head for Indiana Jones (that debuted with a couple sets in the summer '09 Indiana Jones wave). A good thing Han Solo apparently shaves regularly - otherwise the rest of the Rebel strike team would be mixing him up with this guy.
Also, I'm a bit taken aback there's nothing in the review about the new blaster pistol! Granted, there's not much to it other than being a "Star Wars-y" gun smaller than the previous ones, but it's great to finally have something that'll look right in Han's hands (among others).
Back to the trooper images shown, I'm relieved to see at least the Imperial Scout trooper didn't get a new torso (unless there's some back; it'll make it easier to use with my existing troops. I'm also having some thoughts about getting new sets now and keeping my uniformed troops consistent while still maximizing parts usage...
Same here, but I'm thinking I can work around it to an extent. I think I might buy copies of this and other sets featuring the new torso, with the intention of mixing and matching elements from my current parts inventory to get as many stormtroopers as I can while still having them be uniform in appearance (also standardizing on the current blasters for all of them, freeing the old "megaphone blaster" elements for other uses).
Posted 28 December 2011 - 06:13 PM
However, I doubt if this set is worth the money. The tree is plain, the speeder bike is nothing new, and isn't accurate at all, and the new faces for the Imperial troopers look awkward - and somehow remind me of faces in a comic book. The Endor troopers look good though, but as already mentioned, will need some modifications before fitting in with the Endor troopers we've seen earlier. At the other hand; it's not like folks have tons of the first version of the Endor troopers, right?
Posted 28 December 2011 - 06:40 PM
Er, wait - do you mean the rebel troopers? One of them is already just like the first one (well, the torso print, anyway). What modifications do these need to fit with the others? If you mean the hands, I thought I'd just treat them as having gloves...
Posted 28 December 2011 - 07:57 PM
Well, it isn't such big of a deal to eventually change the hands, but still...
Posted 28 December 2011 - 10:42 PM
Want to make a trade? I'll swap you some excess rebels for your excess troopers (Seriously though... heh)
Thanks for the review, mutley! Jealous that you got your hands on the sets already. I've got a sizable clone/droid collection going, so I'm likely going to pick up one or two of the Clone BPs, as everything in it will add some nice flavor to what I have now. But what I've really been lacking in, and what I sort of regret lacking in, is OT troopers. I've got the boost of x-mas funds now, so I'm going to try to grab a few Hoth BPs before they're all gone, but I really can't wait for this Endor pack. More Scout troopers that won't stand out from my '99 Scouts (aside from the '99s being a bit yellowed), plus Stormies--I don't have a single Stormy to my name, sadly. But that will soon change. The Rebels look great, but not-so-deep down, I just love me some Imperials, and have never really appreciated any of the Rebel figs. Maybe that'll change, who knows.
Posted 28 December 2011 - 11:29 PM
Edited by legolandia, 28 December 2011 - 11:30 PM.
Posted 29 December 2011 - 03:17 PM
Posted 29 December 2011 - 06:43 PM
The 2010 Rebel BP was far better, with an interesting vehicle and three new figs! And I don't even want to start comparing this to the Indy Cairo BP.
Thanks for the review and the crystal clear pics, that's what I wanted!
Posted 04 January 2012 - 12:16 PM
I do not like that the Stormtrooper's torso differs from the new Sandtrooper's torso. I do not know why the circle in the middle of the belt was added. And I'm not happy that the "shadow" effect was removed. I would have like to see leg printing to make its appearance consistent with the new sandtrooper.
I must say that I agree, I like the old Stormtrooper torso much better with shadow instead of hard lines.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 04:41 AM
I love the versatility of the figures, especially the Rebel commandos which can go towards an awesome army that we all have been waiting for.
Other than the Phase I clone battle pack, this has to be my favorite at least by a mile.
Posted 18 January 2012 - 04:44 AM
Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:34 AM
Compared to the clone wars figures, no major changes of the Scout Trooper were made:
I do not like that the Scout Trooper's helmet still has an open visor. I don't like that some parts of the helmet (mouth) are still not printed. I do not like that he has no printed legs (which are more black than white).
if any of those figures needed a redesign it was the scout trooper, not the stormtrooper. I mean look at what lego was able to do with the ARF trooper from the clone wars. At the very least they could have put some printing on the legs, black for the the parts of the scout troopers legs that aren't armoured. That would make it a little more screen accurate.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:09 AM
Also agree that I prefer the old stormtrooper torso!
Edited by Duck, 07 December 2012 - 12:12 AM.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:23 PM
I think I'm ultimately going to go with a), though I'll at least use some of the parts from these to update certain aspects of the older troops (like using the later helmet print in place of all those earlier, simpler helmets from the early 2000s, with the "split lip" / "moustache" look).
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