• Fiery Little One

    If I went for this set, it’d be for the 501st and probably the Coruscant Guard troopers.

  • Sith Lord Jacen

    Give us a 4-pack of Cantina or Jabba’s palace Aliens..Why hasn’t Hasbro figured out we don’t want peg warming Prequel figures..Get back to putting out Original Trilogy stuff that will sell.

    • Paulskywalker

      I and many others do want these. But we’d also like some cantina aliens too, but new sculpts would make for a very expensive exclusive the way things are now.

    • Mother_Talzin

      EE is in the business of repaints apparently, maybe a big retailer can give us new sculpts…

      • Bombadgungan

        See Target Rogue One TBS 6″ 3-pack. 1 repack, 1 new sculpt and 1 repack with new gear. Or last year’s Target The Force Awakens TBS 6″ 2-pack with repacked FO Stormtrooper with added riot control gear and all-new Poe Dameron.

  • Bombadgungan

    Ohhh… not quite what I was hoping for. Some of the unique commanders would have gotten me more excited. We have Cody, but Neyo, Gree, Bacara and Bly for example. These look nice enough and who knows, I may cave in and buy them at some point, but my first reaction is it is a bit of a let down. I suppose to some degree I can say that I too am burned out on Clones. Finally, I understand the concept of a markup on an exclusive, but getting 4 figures for the price of 5 seems a bit excessive.

  • josh pence

    I for one LOVE this pack. I already pre ordered it and when it gets cheaper I’ll buy another one. Thank you hasbro for this!

  • John Titus

    Cool but that price is asinine for what amounts to repaints of prequel characters.

  • Paulskywalker

    Cool figures for repaints and nice they added the weathering. Though price is a little steep. I would have liked at least one new officer or Galactic Marine figure, but i suppose they’d keep them for single. Hasbro really likes cheaping out on exclusives these days, for the price they could have at least gave us 4 of each types of blaster! Good and bad set in some respects, though i can’t wait to put the Utapau and 501st troopers with Kenobi and Anakin. Need tofind a decently priced Cody now.

    • Bombadgungan

      I’m not sure cheapening out is the correct term. I’m certain that by doing repaints of existing sculpt and/or adding a pauldron or display base they are able to keep the costs down that they offer them to the retailers. This in turn would allow the retailers to sell them at a higher margin. Sure, we would all love new unique sculpts, but that would be costly without the carry forwards and repaints such as we see in the main line to help absorb those development costs.

      • Paulskywalker

        I’m not against these, don’t get me wrong. Just considering the high price tag and that repaints relatively cheap they could at least throw us a bone. And i don’t agree with that repaints and repacks help with keeping the margins down for new figures. This is a massive company, not some skint organisation. Without going into it all that is just another Hasbro excuse.

        • Bombadgungan

          I meant that doing repaints and repacks for exclusives leaves more room for the retailer to squeeze out a little more profit margin for their company than if they were to sell let’s say a 4pk of 6″ figures that were all-new sculpts. I have to believe the cost to the retailer on a set of repaints is not too dissimilar to the cost of 4 mainline 6″ figures. Maybe slightly higher due to unique packaging, paint masks and a smaller production run. Because it is something unique and exclusive to that retailer, the retailer can then charge a higher retail for it than they would for 4 mainline figures, thereby getting a higher profit margin for the item.

          If the exclusive set were all-new sculpts, I can almost guarantee you the cost to the retailer would be higher. If not, it would be Hasbro having to absorb that increased expense. Sure, the retailer could still set their retail price at the same margin rate, but the resulting retail may be too high to draw in the desired amount of consumers.

          You’re right, repacks and repaints don’t help keep margins down on new figures. It helps keep the margins up (the difference between what the retailer bought it for and what they sell it for). They do however help keep the costs down for the line as a whole.

        • Bombadgungan

          Regarding Hasbro being a massive company and not some skint organization. I don’t think anyone is arguing that Hasbro does not have the means to produce more expensive items. But it is a balancing act with their retail partners and the end consumer. If they produce a costly all-new unique item with all the bells and whistles, TBS 6″ Special Forces Coffee Table a.k.a. TIE Fighter for example, they’re still going to need to maintain their profit on producing it. They’re not going to sell it to the retailers for near-cost. The retailer in turn is going to want to maintain their margin rate when they set their retail. Before you know it we have a toy/collectible with a final retail price that we wince at.

          It is important for any company to control costs and grow profit. This is the nuts and bolts of why we see repacks, repaints and retools mixed in and not all-new items all of the time.

  • Rob Nyul

    I wish thier overseas shipping cost less then the item

    • Xo Tica

      If they were clever ,they would use the US postal service for shipping outside of the US, it’s a lot cheaper than FedEx or whoever they us.

  • Tamara Rudowitz

    I think these are amazing and for the people who do collect 6″ Thankyou hasbro! Keep em coming

  • Rykrof_Enloe

    Well, if these were 3.75″ sets, I’d be very interested, even though I’m not really buying any more prequel stuff.

    That being said, I’m not getting these. The 6″ stuff is not my focus and while I have bought some OT stuff in the 6″ scale, I’m not diving into the prequels on this scale.

    They do look awesome though.

    • Xo Tica

      If these were 3.75″ sets they would be overpriced and unavailable to many of us outside of the US. The main culprit being Walmart having TBS line exclusive to them.

    • General Hux

      They really do look great, I’m on the same boat though.
      No 6″ figures in general for me.

      • Bombadgungan

        Except perhaps for the General [Hux] himself? 😉

    • Bombadgungan

      That’s fair. But I’m a bit confused. Why would you be “very” interested in these in 3.75 inch? We already have all of these in modern super articulated 3.75″ form save for the 442nd Clone. 501st from TVC, Shock Trooper from Target Birth of Darth Vader Battle Pack and 212th from Amazon Droid Factory set. Even the last 442nd Clone we got in TSC had decent articulation. I understand not everyone collects 6″, but at least these are new figures to that line.

      • Rykrof_Enloe

        I’d be very interested in these in 3.75″ scale if they corrected the helmets. Each of those previous ones look terrible to me due to the oversized buckets… they did correct helmet size somewhat on the Commander Doom and Rex figures thanks to JTA pushing them at a QnA a couple years back!

        • Bombadgungan

          OK, I take your point on those wonderful VC42 sculpts having a slightly too-large Phase II helmet. It only bothered me slightly. The newest Clone sculpt however (Rex, Doom, Thorn, et al.) bugs the heck out of me. I would never ask for a new release using that sculpt. I’d go back to the VC42 sculpt, oversized bucket and all, any day of the week.

          Army building, customizing or just to have one Clone from each of these battalions with the correct size helmet?

          • Rykrof_Enloe

            I’d like 6 or so of each using the VC15 body, but a normal sized helmet. I’ve made some customs of the white grunts doing this that I’m pretty happy with.

          • Bombadgungan

            VC15 huh? Isn’t that a reissue of an older ROTS sculpt? Great at the time for sure, but I find VC42 to be a bit nicer. It was an adjustment at first, as I found it to look tall and slender compared to what I was used to, but ultimately found the older VC15 Clone sculpt to appear jarringly short and squatty.

  • Cody Brown

    $100 for 4 repaints seems a bit much, why has EE prices been so hefty on exclusives lately?

    • Seth Vatt

      I don’t believe in encouraging this repack behavior. It’s bad enough when adding a plastic pauldron makes something an “exclusive.”

      • I don’t understand. Repainting a figure to make a new character isn’t repacking it. We can fault Hasbro for plenty, but I don’t think this reason is a legitimate complaint. No?

        • Seth Vatt

          Fine, call it a repaint, or whatever you want, but it’s still lazy and a missed opportunity to create something new. Especially when we STILL don’t have main characters from TFA available.

    • EmpireSB

      I completely agree. EE’s prices are ridiculous anyway. I’m not sure why anyone buys anything from them, it’s always marked up. This is a cool set, but worth no more than $79.99. 4x repaints with basically no accessories. I’ll buy when down the road when it’s cheaper.

      • Rykrof_Enloe

        Keep in mind it’s free shipping so that’s kinda figures into the price.

        • EmpireSB

          I get what your saying, but even taking $8-$10 shipping into account- it’s still over-priced. Free shipping without substantial markup is pretty commonplace now. Amazons trooper 4-pack at full price was $79.99 with FREE shipping in comparison. Ultimately, they can slap any price they want on their stuff- it’s America. As long as people continue to overpay for Star Wars stuff, they will keep doing it. Personally, I’m just passing until I feel the price is reasonable to me.

          • Rykrof_Enloe

            I don’t disagree with you; in fact I don’t know if I’d even want these for free because I am very picky about what 6″ stuff I get, and prequels are definitely not for me on this line. I used to buy prequel stuff all the time but am really burnt out on it.