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LAJ_Fett's Question and Answer Thread V. 2.0

Discussion in 'Collecting' started by Mara_Jade_Fan, Nov 18, 2003.

  1. Trev Elyt

    Trev Elyt Jedi Knight star 1

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    Do we have any SFH Figuarts collectors here? I haven’t bought any of those figures before — I’m pretty devoted to the Black Series — but I’m contemplating picking up The Rise of Skywalker Rey, Crait Luke and/or Kylo Ren (I haven’t decided between The Last Jedi or The Rise of Skywalker yet). I have a few questions about them, though.

    First of all, what are your general thoughts on the figures? I was thinking of putting Crait Luke on display with whatever Kylo figure I get, but I wanted to check here first. I think The Rise of Skywalker Kylo figure looks better in terms of its likeness to Adam Driver, but are there any differences between the torso/outfit on that and The Last Jedi Kylo? The only difference I can see between the two is the hair.

    Secondly, I have The Rise of Skywalker Black Series Rey and The Last Jedi deluxe Black Series Kylo on display dueling each other, but I was going to buy the Figuarts Rey and put her on display with her hood up. Eventually, I’d like to get a custom yellow lightsaber for the figure, but for the time being, I’ll probably just stick with the blue saber she comes with. Anyway, I’ve seen some people talk about the weirdness of the hood accessory and how it includes part of her chest, too. It doesn’t seem to be that much of an issue in the pictures I’ve seen of the figure, but can anyone attest to this?

    Any guidance I can get would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much in advance!
     
  2. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I have one. I got the ANH Leia. The SH Figurarts figure is gorgeous. I wish I could afford more of them, but I really can't. They put (at least they human) Hasbro figures to shame. I'd post a photo but I can't seem to get into my photo library at the moment.
     
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  3. Trev Elyt

    Trev Elyt Jedi Knight star 1

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    No worries about the photo! I actually completely forgot I posted this, to be honest. [face_laugh] I went ahead and purchased The Rise of Skywalker Rey and Kylo Ren, as well as Crait Luke (I really didn’t have the money for any of them, but I splurged and bought them all anyway) and they’re GORGEOUS figures. I’m very happy with all three of them. I’m stopping myself there for right now, but if I decide to get more at any point, I think Leia from A New Hope would be one of the first I’d buy. The figure looks absolutely lovely, and I love that you can pose her with her hood up or down, which is something that most Leia figures are lacking entirely or are really bad at showcasing. Thanks for your input, I really appreciate it! :)
     
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  4. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Yeah so her hood is something you put on under her head or you don't use it. I think she looks better w/o the hood. The molded hood doesn't really fit that well, it's probably the least exciting part of the figure since the top of the hood stands up over the top of her head.
     
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  5. Trev Elyt

    Trev Elyt Jedi Knight star 1

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    To be honest, I’m not entirely surprised. The hood on The Rise of Skywalker Rey is really weird because the top part of her chest is attached to it when you stick her head through it, so there’s a clear separation between the plastic used for her clothes and the plastic used for her chest/hood, and it just looks... off. I think I did the best job I could at making it look natural, but it’s definitely a weird design, and the hood was one of the biggest reasons why I purchased that particular figure.

    That being said, I still think the Figuarts Leia from A New Hope is beautiful and has a better likeness to Carrie than the Black Series version (based on the photos I’ve seen), so I might have to check it out at some point. Thanks for the advice and information, though, I really appreciate it!
     
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  6. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Happy to help! I really would love more of these figures - based on the 1 that I have they're just gorgeous. If only I had more money...
     
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  7. chained_vulptex

    chained_vulptex Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I wasn't sure where to post, so I'll ask here. Feel free to direct me to the correct place.

    Can anyone reccommend any star wars videogames? For PS4 (or PS3, but mainly PS4). I have the LEGO games and I love the LEGO games, but what are my options for other games? I'd prefer single player story mode games, but I'm open to anything really. Just something that's easy to get into and has a nice play-again-factor.
     
  8. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    The LEGO games are fun. I played SW Bounty Hunter on the PS2 when it came out and had a blast with that - I found many creative ways to die, mostly due to the jetpack (or lack thereof). It's single player and had no online playing - which I liked as I can die easily enough - no one has to help me along. Not sure if there is a version that will play on a newer PS though - you'd have to check.

    Edit - apparently a version was released for PS4. (I thought so). You can see it here on Amazon.
     
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  9. Trev Elyt

    Trev Elyt Jedi Knight star 1

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    I’m not a huge gamer, but I do play a lot of the Star Wars video games and the LEGO ones are some of my absolute favorites. I’m a big fan of the Battlefront games, too. I pretty much exclusively play Battlefront II (the EA one from 2017). It has a single player campaign mode that is pretty good, and it gives you the option to play single player offline modes as troopers and heroes/villains, although I mostly do the online stuff. I would highly recommend it. There’s no story mode for the first EA Battlefront (2015), but there are quite a few single player options with that one from what I remember, and I really enjoyed that one, too.
     
  10. chained_vulptex

    chained_vulptex Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Ooohhh, I'll look into it! I've heard about Battlefront, but I assumed it was only multiplayer (but I see now that there's one that's only multiplayer!)
     
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  11. Trev Elyt

    Trev Elyt Jedi Knight star 1

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    Yeah, both EA Battlefront games have lots of single-player options, so I would highly recommend them both! :)
     
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  12. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Chosen One star 7

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    Not sure if this 100% the right place to ask, but have a burning question: For any collectors of the De Agostini line of diecast model ships, can the ships in question be dethatched from their stands? I've been scouring for evidence either way, but found inconsistent answers. If the stands are moulded to the ships, then that's too bad, I hate when they have that, but if they're like the Black Series or Titanium range then I might look into acquiring some.
     
  13. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Didn't collect those, I'm afraid. I have the Fett helmet that they did and the Fact File issues though.