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#24413
New SW minis -- pics and stats 7 Years, 6 Months ago  
the wampa looks huge. can u post a comparison photo of say a medium against medium of a older set. wanted to see depth of bases to see if rebasing is required
look here www.dwarvenforge.com/dwarvenforums/viewtopic.php?pid=25209#p25209
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#24414
New SW minis -- pics and stats 7 Years, 6 Months ago  
I have to say -- I hate, hate, hate the new bases. I realize a lot of people don't care, and the set itself actually LOOKS good in other respects. The Bespin Leia is MILES better than the Hoth Leia from the last set; face is ten times more detailed.

But the bases are awful. First, they are noticeably thicker -- if the thickness difference is not that great, it SEEMS great because they just feel big. Second, on many figures it feels like the character is just SWIMMING on their base. The jawa, for example, looks great -- but I will almost certainly want to re-base it, it just looks foolish on this huge base. Similar problem for human-sized figs, like the Elite Hoth Rebel, too.

In general, the bases look like what WOTC intended -- nice bases for display figures, making these look like tiny statues. The droid set (3PO and R2 on one base) really make that point. I would never suspect it was a game piece if I saw this thing on a shelf -- looks like a tiny display.

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#24415
New SW minis -- pics and stats 7 Years, 6 Months ago  
While the set looks great, it is Very unbalanced for Play, at least sealed, the minis tourney today for the release Utter Poo. It was 120 points, used ALL the freakin minis in two boosters and barely got to 120! and they blow chunks for balance on the VR R.

The bases are a bit taller, which was the only thing would have been annoyed about them, and got to say some of them do annoy me... they just a bit but that bit is the one thing that makes them suck.... That Mon Cal Tech spec just looks like it's lost on the base. Mara looks great but some of them look so silly.

Not to mention out of almost 3 Cases i have 3 Landos, 3 Sleds (VR), 3 Maras, 3 Wickets, 3 Ewok Gliders, 2 Rontos(VR), 2 Ephant Mons(VR), 2 R2-C3POs, 2 Pietts, 2 Wampas(VR)...
Got to say very mixed feelings on this set now...
Some of the R's not to metntion VR's just don't cut for stats, sure they look ok, but they just blow on abilites. I got a VR and while the Wampa was decent, next to Boba or vader it just dies with such a thud, 22 points compaired to what 43 for some of the others in the set... Way unbalanced.

PS if anyone has a Quinlan Vos (VR), Chewbacca, Han in Stormtrooper Armor, Leia, Vader(VR), Storm Commando, or Fett(VR) they want to trade let me know... ;)
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#24416
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I decided to pick up a few commons/uncommons on ebay... I'm holding out putting much into this set in hopes that WotC will put out a second run that has the normal bases.
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#24417
New SW minis -- pics and stats 7 Years, 6 Months ago  
I decided to pick up a few commons/uncommons on ebay... I'm holding out putting much into this set in hopes that WotC will put out a second run that has the normal bases.
The second run will still have square bases but with out the silve Star Wars on the front, that's about as best as your going to get.
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#24418
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Ska, where does that info come from? Is that confirmed?

I haven't purchased yet because of the base situation, so anything you might know would be helpful.
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#24419
New SW minis -- pics and stats 7 Years, 6 Months ago  
I remember reading it on the boards, but when i went looking for the confirmation linki i found out that not only would the silver go away but so would the square bases.

www.icv2.com/articles/news/10644.html
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