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Wal-mart exclusive Cantina bar set (6 figure set)

Discussion in 'Collecting' started by Princess_Tina, Nov 14, 2002.

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  1. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Jedi Knight star 6

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    I don't think I've seen a thread on this...

    What do you all think of the WM exclusive Cantina Bar figures? The 3 that are out already are Hammerhead, Walrus man and Greedo.

    The other 3 figures to be released in the coming weeks are Wuher (the bartender), a new Dr. Evazan and Kitik Keed'kak (the big Praying-Mantis like alien).

    I think it's a great addition to my collection, particularly now that so many other Cantina figures have been made.

    Of course, the Cantina set won't be complete until they get around to making figures of the Tonnika sisters! ;)

     
  2. Grey

    Grey Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Havent' they already released all the figures that come with the sets before? Why don't they make new figures!?
     
  3. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Jedi Knight star 6

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    Well, yeah, but some people maybe didn't get to buy the ones that came out like 5 or 6 years ago.

    At least the Ponda Baba (Walrus Man) figure has knee articulations, which the earlier one didn't have... and the Dr. Evazan is a brand new sculpt, which is good because the first one looked horrible!
     
  4. Grey

    Grey Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Yeah that's true, i know that most people loved the cantina scene, but it wasn't a big deal to me, i guess that is why i haven't bothered to pick these up - unless a new figure was included.


    EDIT: - you are right though princess, the articulation and sculpts werent' the best on ponda and dr. evazan (from the cantina 3-pack scene anyways)
     
  5. Abhors Elder

    Abhors Elder Guest

    We had a thread going a couple of months back, but it's pretty much dead now.

    I really enjoy the cantina sets. I havn't got Hammerhead yet, but I do have Greedo and Ponda Baba. Very nice.

    -saber holder
     
  6. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Jedi Knight star 6

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    I'm really excited about the Kitik figure, since it's brand new... there's a photo of it at the SSG site, it looks great!!! :D
     
  7. TOBBI_DALA

    TOBBI_DALA Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Being a big fan of the Cantina Scene, i really like the Cantina bar sets. So far, i have only purchased Greedo. I am working on a Cantina Diorama and these bar sets are perfect. Sure beats using pizza separators for tables!! I just hope that they can clear up the legal issues some day and make the Tonnika Sisters.
     
  8. robertyodarugenstein

    robertyodarugenstein Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I wish that the Wal-Mart near me would get them. I had to drive 25 miles just to fine Hammerhead and Ponda Boba,
     
  9. BrendonWahlberg

    BrendonWahlberg Jedi Master star 2

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    Will the bartender Wuher be a new sculpt?
     
  10. Ret

    Ret Jedi Knight star 6

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    Can't wait for Mantis-lady!
     
  11. Abhors Elder

    Abhors Elder Guest

    What legal issues with the Tonnika Sisters?

    -saber holder
     
  12. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    The Goblin tell`s me to do stuff.
    I haven`t seen these. Sad too.
     
  13. TOBBI_DALA

    TOBBI_DALA Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Saber holder:

    The legal issues with the Tonnika Sisters: When SW:ANH was filmed, the two actresses that played Brea and Senni Tonnika (Angela Staines and Christine Hewitt) did not sign the release that allowed Lucasfilm to use their likenesses for figures and/or promotional items. Without their consent, figures of the Tonnika Sisters will never be made. Sad, but true.
     
  14. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Jedi Knight star 6

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    It boggles the mind that they couldn't be persuaded to allow themselves to be immortalized in plastic... ;)
     
  15. JediJunkie247

    JediJunkie247 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Some people just don't have the same loose set of standards as the rest of us I guess.


    *You will give into commercialism, sell out to the big corporations*
     
  16. Ret

    Ret Jedi Knight star 6

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    "Angela Staines and Christine Hewitt"

    I wonder if they're still alive?
     
  17. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Jedi Knight star 6

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    Well, if they died then they could make the figures, couldn't they??
     
  18. JediJunkie247

    JediJunkie247 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Be kind of callous wouldn't it?
     
  19. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Jedi Knight star 6

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  20. Ret

    Ret Jedi Knight star 6

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    If they die they still couldn't make figures becuase they could never sign anything.
     
  21. Master-Fett

    Master-Fett Jedi Master star 6

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  22. Quickstrike34

    Quickstrike34 Jedi Knight star 5

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    It was the Same Way with Peter Cushing, The Man who played Tarkin. It was after his death we finally did get a Tarkin figure, but I beleive a next of Kin had to allow it.

    So if they have passed on, than they (Hasbro) would need living realitive of them who had the ability to authorise production of the Figures. I guess it would have to be a Son, or Daughter or something like that.
     
  23. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Jedi Knight star 6

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    May I ask what your source is Quickstrike?
     
  24. Abhors Elder

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    Well thats interesting to know.

    So they just refuse to sign it? Odd.

    I almost bought hammerhead today, but instead got Anikan w/ geonosian.

    -saber holder
     
  25. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Jedi Knight star 6

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    What I don't understand about this thing with the Tonnika sisters is why their likeness is not covered by the copyright that Lucasfilm has on the whole movie... I would have thought they could do it if they own the copyright...
     
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