I figured we could compress all the new threads that will appear from EE's new Mando Battlepack, so when new figures are revealed before SDCC they can be posted here, instead of individual threads,etc. -
Newest reveal - Rav Bralor FEM-MANDO!
Discussion on EE Mando 14 Action Figure Pack characters within the Expanded Universe Bounty Hunters forum, part of the Star Wars Universe category; I figured we could compress all the new threads that
I figured we could compress all the new threads that will appear from EE's new Mando Battlepack, so when new figures are revealed before SDCC they can be posted here, instead of individual threads,etc. -
Newest reveal - Rav Bralor FEM-MANDO!
Looks almost like Vhonte Thervo =D
Rav Bralor is her name...but still looks like Vhonte =D
Looks like she's holding a modified mac-10.
Ah yes, this is a good deal. Definitely going to have to purchase it if only for the Femm-Mando as a crafting reference.
Now if I could only get them to do a Jodo Kast figure...
Has there been any confirmation on how many Cuy'Val' Dur they intend to make at all?. Seriously not a fan of those clone repaints, they look awful, but i am very interested in what Mando's come up.
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I'm just waiting, as I said earlier, for a design by an ARTIST not the toy industry of Vau & Mird. Where's the love for them?!
hmm as far as the girls gun I would say TP9
Its the gun that came with the mcquarrie boba fett figure. Which is based off of this gun:
Ps a Jodo Kast figure would rock. The 5th figure has been leaked- its a RC from Omega Squad.
yeah...the rc looks cool...so im kind of hoping that one of the figure will be skirata...a figure of him would RULE!...him or vau and mird...either would be cool
I actually don't know who any of those characters are. Time to go to Wookiepedia. I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to EU Mandalorians. I know, Jango Fett, Fenn shysa, Tobi Dal, Jaster Mareel, Jodo Kast (technically not Mandalorian I know). I just like the figures.
The next figure is also a repaint, an omega squad member -
No offense taken, so no apology required. I am not 100% sure at this point myself, so we shall see.
The RC does look like a repaint, but the blaster looks new/more detailed.
Yeah, its an exact repaint, nothing has changed on him.
14 Mando figus yeah!!!
Show me a Jaster Mereel figure and I'll be happy.
Oh yeah, Jaster/Montross/Vizsla/Walon/Kal/Fenn/Tobbi would rock in addition to these two, although I don't like the male one, the female looks good.
I'd also like to see Canderous (Mandalore), Bralor, Kex, and some other incarnations of Mandalorian armor.
And while I'm dreaming, maybe a Basilisk War Droid for them to ride on.
Repaint of Boba!!!
The only thing that is pretty cool, is the Fem mando, and that isn't that cool as well.
They need to get more creative with this stuff.
im acctually with clay on this...these are very simple repaints execpt for brav...im accctually quite suprised by her...she's pretty good...but her helmet still sucks....oh and there is a new one thats been revealed!:--
his hlemet is very similar to mine except with a range finder...and his armour is slighly different....a new sculpt....BUT...the helemt cast still sucks (they are all too small for the heads and are made of infereior plastic) and the new cast uses the votc bobas legs...which are too small for it....so he looks very top heavy
"The Names Priest, Dred Priest, and it's time you had a dose of the good book..." (opens bible to reveal holdout pistol and proceeds to gun down running choir members)
I'm still waiting to see some new sculpts, new accessories. I can understand a large majority of mandos having the "fett" outkit, but they really need to start exploring some of the other guys that decided to want to be specially kitted out for their respective skills, ie Canderous had that huge death cannon because he liked big guns.
Dang, they already repainted the green guy with the skull on his chest.
I want new sculpts...new articulation...new weapons...not the same stuff I already bought 5 times before in different packaging.
Here here! The lazyness factor of this company is jumping up 10 points every time they release another repaint. Gotta agree with you Jaster, they need to make new figures that LOOK NEW!
Im officialy NOT picking this up...Stupid Hasbro...You had something, I was excited! And then BAM, repaints! Stupid,stupid,stupid! -
"Mandolorian 14-pack" sound kinda stupid for a title, sence the pack only contained 6 Mandolorians? (And only 3 diffrent scuplts to boost! )
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That must be Skirata on the bottom 3rd from left.
supposed to be claw marks on the helmet
8)BUT YES THEY HAVE OMEGA YES!8)
Here's the list and description from Entertianment Earth. No Skirata:
The Clone Wars tore the Star Wars galaxy apart, with robots being manufactured to fight armies of clones. There were heroes on both sides, and a lot of people made a lot of money training armies, building armor, and making sure that the war machine kept on rolling.
This specially priced Star Wars Elite Forces of the Republic set includes 14 action figures packaged in 2 box sets of 7 figures each.
The EE Exclusive Star Wars Mandalorians & Omega Squad Set includes:
1x Omega Squad Sniper
1x Omega Squad Sergeant
1x Llats Ward
1x Baron Apma
1x Rav Bralor
1x Omega Squad Communications
1x Omega Squad Demolition
The EE Exclusive Star Wars Mandalorians & Clone Troopers Set includes:
2x Clone Trooper
1x Mij Gilamar
1x Isabet Reau
1x Dred Priest
2x ARC Trooper
This elite clone commando squad wears black armor, unlike most other commando squads. They are originally from different squads whose ranks were ravaged during the Battle of Geonosis. Those who survived were combined to form the Omega Squad. Each member of Omega Squad has a removable backpack and a blaster.
Llats Ward was a mercenary, hand-picked by Jango Fett to train his clones on the rainy ocean world of Kamino. Everything in the life of Llats revolves around battle and war. He has studied and memorized the campaigns of all the great Mandalorian leaders of the past, and uses these as lessons to enhance the clone troopers' fighting skills.
The Llats Ward action figure is one of 14 especially created for Entertainment Earth, and features 14 points of articulation, a holster for his blaster, a cape, and a removable helmet. He's here to whip your Clone army into shape, as those white-armored layabouts need some discipline to make them the finest army the galaxy has ever seen!
Brotherhood, stamina, loyalty. These are three pillars upon which B'arin Apma rests his entire life. These are also the three main tenets that he drills into the clone troopers he trains – as essential to a superior soldier as marksmanship and courage. B'arin comes with twin pistols, a blaster rifle, a removable helmet, and a backpack.
Dressed in red armor, Rav Bralor is a sharpened battle instrument, attacking with surgical precision and stunning efficiency. Jango handpicks her to assist in the training of the clone commandos, where she hammers their independent natures into razor-edged power. With 14 points of articulation, a removable helmet, and two blasters, she's ready for any challenge!
Clone Troopers are grown and engineered to be super soldiers: exceptionally obedient, reliable, and strong. After learning military skills through holographic flash training and live-fire exercises, they have become the perfect combat weapons.
This set includes 2 Clone Troopers, each of which has a blaster, a removable antenna for their armor, and 14 points of articulation. Exclusively designed for Entertainment Earth, these troopers were decorated with elements originally designed during the initial conceptualization of Boba Fett, such as the famous skull design and the mysterious "jaig eyes" on their helmets. Each Clone Trooper includes a blaster and a removable antenna accessory.
Mij Gilamar is one of the Mandalorians chosen to train the clones on Kamino. He is a natural leader and a skilled warrior who can instill in the clones an unyielding commitment to protect the ideals to which they have sworn their allegiance. This figure comes with a backpack, removable helmet, and blaster rifle.
Isabet Reau is eager to train the clones in the ways of her people, from their battle tactics to their cultural beliefs, so that the greatness of the Mandalorian people will once again sweep across the galaxy with all its power and glory. Isabet includes a blaster, a removable helmet, and a rocket pack.
Dred Priest relishes the challenge of creating elite soldiers. Chosen by Jango to be a training sergeant on Kamino, he forms a secret battle circle among his fellow sergeants, in which they "practice" their training techniques in brutal competitions. Dred features a removable helmet, rocket pack, and blasters.
These elite ARC Troopers receive the same training as all clone troopers, then get specialized instruction from Jango Fett himself. Although genetically engineered, ARC troopers retain Fett’s independent and daring nature for their leadership roles. Each trooper has a removable helmet and blaster rifle.
I like these. I'll be getting them all. It would be silly to think Hasbro was not going to repaint the same toolings for an internet exclusive. I like the mandalorians, and I like the arc troopers. Omega Squad not so much. But I'm still happy we're getting this, and I hope we see more Mandalorian repaints- I'll get them all. And besides most all Mandalorian characters are similar enough to share molds in their toy-incarnations.
Hopefully, we'll eventually get a Boba Fett vs. Jodo Kast comic pack or something!
Well, LFL wasn't happy about something as they sold $200 million in Hasbro stock back to the company.
Repaints are ok, but lets get creative on this stuff! Not every Mando looked like Boba Fett.
I'm dissapointed ..
Looks like i'm saving money for something else now.
There are so many Mandalorians they could have done... Jaster, Montross, Viszla, Silas, Myles, Jodo, Canderous, Kex, Kelborne, Davrel, Bralor, Jaing, Bendak, Xarga, Skirata, Dala, Shysa, and all the different Mandalore incarnations...and with all that, they go with REPAINTS? Blasphemy. There are entirely too many good characters, possible poses, armor designs, and weapons for them to just make two new sculpts and repaint them over and over with different names. And all of them side-by-side in the same package so that even the most inattentive fan can see the sameness!
We've got a lot of members...maybe somehow we can persuade someone to actually put forth some effort and create something we can proudly display up on our shelves with the rest of our Mando'a stuff. Heck, I'd shell out $100 or more if they took all the figures above, made new sculpts for them, and released them in one monster package...maybe they could call it the "Mandalorian Legacy" pack.
*sigh* Again, while I'm wishing, I guess I'll wish for unleashed versions of all those characters, as well. lol
I wrote a nice long letter to Hasbro about these. You would think they would atleast reply to a stockholder...1 week and not even a thank-you email.
This would make an awesome unleashed figure or costume.
Maybe a cloth hood with a sintra faceplate, brown jumpsuit, brown vest, some custom sintra armor pieces....
I'm disappointed by this...
The only reason i could possibly justify getting these would be for the Omega Squad and ARC troopers, but i guess if i wait long enough those will be for sale loose anyway. (sigh) nicely done hasbro, yet again
I like how they all have the same gauntlets lol, oh entertainment earth. i thought they where better than this
Oh c'mon. Almost all the custom Mandalorians on this forum have the same gauntlets.
It surprises me that I'm hearing more negative comments on this then positive, even though for the first time in 30 years we'll have Mandalorian Action figures that aren't Boba Fett or Jango Fett! Who cares if they share molds? All Mandalorian characters share a simiar look. And they aren't all straight repaints- the heads are different on all of them, and the configuration of the arms, legs and torso on the Male figures is different for each one.
Anyone else besides me like these?
Yes and no. I like that they chose a few Mandos whose paint schemes are close enough to established characters. I'm not gonna acknowledge them by the names Hasbro gave them though. I'm still gonna call them Vau, Skirata, and Tervo. I do really like having all of Omega squad there though. That makes me happy.
It's kind of a slap to the face of Karen Traviss honestly. You would think they would do established characters instead of making up their own. I'm definitely not saying they aren't cool looking, but it's looking like they are leaving out the character's everyone has come to know for characters they are making up.
Also been looking at close-ups of these figures, they basically are repaints of the same 3 figures (so far). Also, why do they describe Isabet with a more Death Watch mentality? Thats somewhat questionable.
As for the figures, You are right. The red and green guy are the same mold and the black and brown guy are the same, and the women Mandalorians are the same. (me, I'm never going to remember the names, I'll probably make up my own.) I saw closer pictures and realized I was wrong. But I'm still digging this set. Chances are, once I get the set I'll be letting the clones go. I'm past my clone phase. I only pick up original Trilogy stuff now, but I can't pass up on Mandalorians.
Speaking from the prospective of someone that will not be able to buy this set or see them with out the aid of a computer screen,atleast not in the near future.
Theses figures look good and hey the companies meet "our" demand to have a Mandalorians other than Boba and Jango in 20 different posess.
Another part of the problem with repaints like these is the demand figures like these have.
The manufractures know no matter how chessey the figure looks or if the figure is casted from the same mold from the last 5 years.People will buy them and pay whatever the price is.
$70-80 for action figures that you could find at a online auction site for a handful of dollars and paint it up to look like what YOU want.
We as the comsumers need to send a message to the companies and take back control of the demand for the "limited edition" figures and other mercedise.
Greed has most asured taken over the love to want to hold,own and play with items from SWU,many like me who have been buying SW "stuff" for thirty years.
Sorry for the rant
Okay, here's a couple of things you can do to help your issues with it:
First, remember this: Nothing required them to do this. Omega Squad would've come out eventually, no matter what, simply to avoid riots. But that's it. They never had to do the headsculpts for this, or the accessories that they've got, or the two new femando sculpts.
Two: Ignore the listed names. From top left, we have: Atin, Niner, who knows, ditto for him, Vhonte Tervo, Fi, Darman. Bottom row, from left: Cannon fodder 1, cannon fodder 2, Kal Skirata, The chick from Insider who still doesn't have a name but should, Ghez Hokan, and two friggin' cool ARC troopers.
Three: Don't say it's a slap in the face to Karen. She helped them with it, actually. I don't know why they're not named properly, but I'm thinking it's due to issues with licensing or something there. But look at who Karen gave us. Kal, Ghez, Vhonte, Omega Squad, and the unnamed Insider chick, plus six other cool figures. Anyone who's really interested in the Mandos will recognize them for who they are, and if they aren't, then it won't matter to them. And if you're truly not happy, then the guy with silver armor could quickly be repainted into Walon Vau, and the green-armored dude could be repainted into the unnamed Insider dude who was getting married to the chick that we did get (mostly, but that's the nature of Mando paint schemes)
So quit whining, okay? They're mostly repaints, yes. Why? Because if every single figure was a new sculpt, then it would've cost over $150 for the set, and not all the figures would be as well-articulated as they are.
And if nothing else, you can't change it. We'll most likely not get Omega carded, so this is gonna be one of the only ways to get them other than e-bay. But get this: NOTHING YOU DO WILL CHANGE WHAT IS IN THAT PACK WHEN YOU BUY IT. What they're showing you is what you're going to get. If you want to change it, buy some paint, and do it that way.
I don't think anyone is whining, but complacency is what makes something fun and interesting...less fun and interesting.
There's nothing wrong with people being vocal of things they don't like =) That's what inspires progress.
Okay, I have official word from Karen on this, from her Yahoo groups e-mail.
"Mij Gilamar, battlefield medicine expert. The sergeant who knows
where to stick a hypospray to do most damage when he runs out of
ammo. Yes, Omega and Skirata do refer to him in TC.
(There was discussion with Hasbro about Kal, but the head mold was
too young, so I asked if they wouldn't mind changing the names.)
Jim [Gilmer] won't say it, being a modest sort of chap, but rearrange the
first name and say the second one a bit faster, and there you go. By
way of thanks to Jim for all the friendship and practical support
he's given me over the years. When Hasbro said they were doing the
Cuy'val Dar and we talked about names, I thought it would be pretty
cool to have an action figure named after him.
Naming characters is one of a few lasting tributes that a writer can
give special people. There are a few in the various series, and you
already know about Ray's Ram Zerimar character in my LOTF books.
Yes, Rav Bralor is also one of my OCs and appears in TC. (All the RC
cast are my OCs, except Delta.) I mentioned her in Hard Contact and
Triple Zero, and everyone assumed Rav Bralor was male. (Tut tut.) In
TC, you'll meet her.
And as far as Vhonte Tervo goes:
"> I mean, what gives? I understand that
> Tom Hodges wasn't too happy they renamed the red
> female Mando Rav Bralor, instead of Vhonte Tervho. I
> heard a rumor that Karen was going to include Vhonte
> Tervho in her next commando book, True Colors, and
> make her finally canon in the Expanded Universe. Is
> that true?
Simple answer: I don't know what gives, either, and that's normal
procedure in the industry. All I did was provide a list of character
names when asked, with one-line descriptions, and I didn't know at
that time how many figures would be produced; I commented on the names
Hasbro already came up with (like "no Zs, please") and I commented on
an interim stage where I saw some of the figures, and the Kal one
looked too young, with darker hair IIRC. The next I knew was when the
packs came out. Writers don't usually get consulted at all, so it was
generous of Hasbro to even run *any* stuff past me. Some I hoped would
make the cut didn't. And Vhonte is named in True Colors, so she is
canon. (And that reminds me I need to check the second pass galleys
for spelling, because the H got lost last time.)
Karen has spoken. Amen.:thumbup
I'm glad they consulted KT. Definitely a big star for that, and thanks for pointing it out Ceric =D
Still can't get around the repainting though, especially for a LTD set, but each to their own.
Actually, we're more likely to see repaints/repacks/kitbashes for exclusive figures/sets than for regular ones, since they (Hasbro) won't be making as much money off of them and thus will have a harder time justifying the increased cost of new sculpts.
Now, if you want something to whine about, whine about the material for the helmets, and the sculpts of them. The helmets need to be made from the same harder plastic as most of the rest of the figure is instead of the soft plastic that they use. But Hasbro has recognized that it's a problem already, as seen in some recent figures (Commander Cody, primarily), and they're working on fixing it. So whine about that, but only if you're sending letters to Hasbro about it at the same time.
Sorry if it upsets you that I can complain about this, but out of all of the times that I have been disappointed by Star Wars figures, this is the worst...mostly because the figures that they chose to half-*** were ones that I was looking forward to the most. I would almost rather they not make them at all, than make them and do a bad job on them.
It would be awesome if we could somehow pull some TDH or 501st strings and get some real input on some new figures. Who really knows more about Mandalorians than the patrons of this board and of the 501st?
ok so i know most of these are really bad figures but i will still pick up this pack...but mostly for custom fodder!
Well, we're getting another Mandalorian later this year/early next year:
And based on their previous Evolutions packs, all three of these will be completely brand-new sculpts. Though, honestly, I'd prefer to see that Boba just be the VOTC Boba with a removable helmet, and possibly a couple other minor details fixed, as you honestly can't improve that one much. Why do you think it was used so much in this pack? It's a super-articulated sculpt, the only thing that could be done is the mods that you see occasionally with ball-jointed hips and wrists, and I don't think Hasbro will be doing that due to the difficulty level, plus extra cost. My biggest hope is that we'll get more articulation in the Jango sculpt and the Mandalore the First sculpt.
Oh, and as far as Omega Squad just being repaints of Delta goes, that's Omega Squad for you. Yeah, they normally carry extra stuff, but the figures are going to have them carrying their standard equipment, which is identical to Delta Squad's. Granted, they could've gone and given us a sniper attachment version of the Deece, but it's a small complaint. And look at this, a carded RC (albeit part of a comic pack) that's not a Scorch repaint (well, technically, he is, since the other RCs are retools and repaints of Scorch, but still).
So if you're going to complain, at least keep in mind that we are getting a lot of RCs and Clones and Mandalorians, and that Hasbro's been doing something decent each time. We haven't had a ****** repaint (by itself) yet. The only ones that count as ****** repaints are the two from the EE pack. And that's two out of... IDK how many. A lot. Hasbro has at least put a lot of quality and thought into each one of these, no matter how much you think they're just throwing random paint onto it and slapping it onto a card to milk money out of us (which is the entire point of any for-profit business venture, so they're not doing anything that they shouldn't be expected to do, and they're doing a lot more than they're required by giving us stuff like this.
EDIT: Okay, upon further examination, the Boba from the Evolutions pack looks to be the VOTC Boba with a retooled head joint for the new Stormtrooper head. While it's not the best sculpt, it's better than nothing, and is probably gonna look pretty good. And it's got some new accessories. Also, I believe that Jango's got a removable helmet, as well as ball-joint shoulders. Based on the look of it, Jango's an entirely new sculpt, so that's two out of three new sculpts, and one kitbash to improve the only thing wrong with an already incredible figure.
EDIT AGAIN: With clearer pics, I can tell for certain that all three figures are completely new sculpts.
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I like the evolutions ideas in those pics. I'll be grabbing the bottom two sets for Nihilus and Mandalore, if I can find them.
My complaint is not that they're trying to make money...that's fine. I just can't fathom why they would keep repainting and reissuing the same figure over and over with different names when there are so many popular characters to choose from already, and so many different poses and weapons to choose from. Out of all of those Mandalorians I listed earlier, not one of them was made into a figure.
I'm now looking forward to that Mandalore figure. I wish they would make more unleashed figures...those are pretty dang sweet (repaints aside).
Boba Fett there is more new then you think. It's ESB Boba Fett, so the gauntlet will be different, the cape, the belt and he'll have a holster and the head looks like its not exactly a clone head like most of the clones. It looks like he's got a grey balaclava on.
So many Mandalorians coming up. I am happy.
I'd like to see the McQuarrie Boba Fett be repainted too. =)
UPDATE: Pics in the above post have been updated with slides from slideshow replacing pictures of presentation; both link to gallery of the slides.
rav's blaster looks more like the styer TMP with out the for grip on it mor so than a mac 10 or M11 ingram
I'm glad that I am not the only one who thinks so.
Welllll, I'm up and down on this set. I'm happy to get Omega Squad and not have to repaint Delta.
The ARC's might be pretty darn cool too.
Female Mando's always good.
Clonetroopers w/ slightly new details. Okay, as long as the articulation is good, and not lame. (I can't stand when they can't hold a rifle in both hands like they're aiming it)
Repaints and body swaps...a standard in the industry. Get the most use outa dem molds!
Interesting colors on the mandos, a couple have "areas" I'd thought to incorporate in my upcoming Mando, but at least they consulted Karen, so that's a big bonus for me!
Mainly, it's Omega Squad. 'course they are repaints, no need to make new molds for Republic Commandos.
The Arcs, Female Mandos are a bonus. The other Mandos and Clones fill up the box...
I'm currently making my 1st custom set of kit & I think I'm going to mostly go with Llats Ward, he's green & has a yellow Mythosaur skull on his chest, color scheme & look & I'll even have a matching faux-hawk on under the helmet. Yeah.
You talkin' about this Llats Ward armor? (A sneak peek).
wow someone has 3 force fx sabers lol...that looks a lot cooler than i thought it would lol....fair play well done!
personally, i think the omega guys look pretty sharp
FYI, a Jodo/Boba Comic 2-pack is still rumored to be upcoming. 8)
P.S. - Forget the FX sabers, he's got dolphins on his desk!
Yeah, I've been saying they should come out with a Twin Engines of Destruction comic 2-pack since they started the comics two-packs. At least we're getting some Fenn Shysa and Tobbi Dala figures in the next wave of comic two-packs. Although, I wish they would have painted their armor a little better, though. It's all way too green for my tastes. At least they'll have Jaig Eyes on their helmets.
Don't call it a comeback, it's a thread hijack!!!!!
Anyone have good pics of the figures in the pack?
I've done a little more work on Llats.