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#8471
Another great SWMinis accessory 9 Years, 2 Months ago  
6 cases sounds way more impressive than it is. Universe boosters are coming 6 to a case, so it's really the same as three cases of a regular expansion.

As for trading, I've been holding back some choice Rebel Storm doubles to use in trading. The way my luck with Star Wars pulls goes, I'll probably end up with 2 or three of Obi-Wan on a Boga, a zillion Viper Droids and no Rancors or AT-STs whatsoever.

I really doubt that the Rancor will go as high as $75, though. If D&D is any indication, the most wanted huge rares only went for about the same as the most wanted regular rares. If we consider the Rancor to be the Boba Fett of this set, he should top out at $40-$50 (still way too much for a hunk of plastic, IMHO.)
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#8472
Another great SWMinis accessory 9 Years, 2 Months ago  
Why i am so glad i have two of the Action Collection Rancors and three of the AT-ST's... while i would love to get loads, hey if i can find one or get a card i will for friendly games be happy with feilding on real and a few extra (may even allow other to use the extra...)

Yeah i know the case number sucks... but

heres the list if anyone is interested
REPUBLIC
01/60 Clone Trooper (C)
02/60 Clone Trooper on BARC Speeder (HUGE R)
03/60 Elite Clone Trooper (U)
04/60 Flash Speeder (HUGE U)
05/60 Obi-Wan Kenobi on Boga (HUGE VR)

SEPARATIST

06/60 Battle Droid (U)
07/60 Darth Maul on Sith Speeder (VR)
08/60 Hailfire Droid (HUGE U)
09/60 Nute Gunray (R)
10/60 Super Battle Droid (C)
11/60 Super Battle Droid Commander (U)

FRINGE

12/60 Abyssin Black Sun Thug(C)
13/60 Acklay (HUGE U)
14/60 ASP-7 (U)
15/60 B'omarr Monk (R)
16/60 Dash Rendar (R)
17/60 Dr. Evazan (VR)
18/60 Gonk Power Droid (C)
19/60 Guri (R)
20/60 Kaminoan Ascetic (C)
21/60 Lando Calrissian, Hero of Tanaab (R)
22/60 Lobot (R)
23/60 Nexu (U)
24/60 Ponda Baba (R)
25/60 Prince Xizor (VR)
26/60 Rancor (HUGE VR)
27/60 Reek (HUGE U)
28/60 Rodian Black Sun Vigo (U)
29/60 Shistavanen Pilot (U)
30/60 Tusken Raider on Bantha (HUGE U)
31/60 Vornskr (C)
32/60 X-1 Viper Droid (HUGE U)

IMPERIAL

33/60 AT-ST (HUGE R)
34/60 Baron Fel (VR)
35/60 Dark Side Marauder (U)
36/60 Dark Trooper Phase III (U)
37/60 Darth Vader, Jedi Hunter (R)
38/60 Grand Admiral Thrawn (VR)
39/60 Nightsister Sith Witch (U)
40/60 Noghri (U)
41/60 Stormtrooper (C)
42/60 Stormtrooper Commander (U)

REBEL

43/60 Admiral Ackbar (VR)
44/60 Bith Rebel (C)
45/60 Chewbacca, Rebel Hero (R)
46/60 Dresselian Commando (C)
47/60 Han Solo, Rebel Hero (R)
48/60 Luke Skywalker on Tauntaun (R)
49/60 Nien Nunb (R)
50/60 Princess Leia, Rebel Hero (R)
51/60 Wedge Antilles (R)

NEW REPUBLIC

52/60 Kyle Katarn (VR)
53/60 Luke Skywalker, Jedi Master (VR)
54/60 New Republic Commander (C)
55/60 New Republic Trooper (C)
56/60 Young Jedi Knight (C)

VONG

57/60 Nom Anor (R)
58/60 Warmaster Tsavong Lah (VR)
59/60 Yuuzhan Vong Subaltern (U)
60/60 Yuuzhan Vong Warrior (C)
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#8473
Another great SWMinis accessory 9 Years, 2 Months ago  
Thanks for the list -- here's some of my thinking:

1. On the Rancor price -- I was figuring that since the Huge figs tend to go for more, he'll be more expensive than Fett. With Fett at $50, that puts the Rancor at closer to $60-75. I have the Action Fleet stuff, as well, but I'm enough of a ... moron, I suppose is the word ... to want the official SWM version. It does, in my defense, look really, really sweet.

2. I am frustrated that, while there are 21 or so OT figs in this set, only like 5 of them are C or U -- and two of those are stormtroopers. I realize that at this point, much of the OT stuff would HAVE to be R/VR, since it's unique characters, but there are a lot more C figs to work through, like various pilots and alien races from Mos Eisley. I'd rather have had a TIE pilot and AT-AT driver than more stormtroopers, and picking EU Luke over Bespin Luke for this set was truly insane and annoying to me. Sure, EU is popular -- but let's be honest -- without ESB, there is no such thing as SW. If that movie hadn't been a classic, the franchise would have died after the first movie. Everything grows from the strength of the first two movies, and Bespin Luke is an iconic character representing a major set of events. Give him a mini!

3. I still really, really, really want this set. I've converted some minis to tide me over in the mean time -- I've cobbled together a TIE pilot, Death Star Commander, a red 3-PO unit, a muddy green-ish astromech, and two versions of Bespin Luke (one with lightsaber, one with gun) They look decent. I may post pics eventually (though technically, I need the "young jedi male" from Universe before Bespin Luke has a lightsaber -- blue sabers are not easy to come by at the moment, and I have no spares...)

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#8474
Another great SWMinis accessory 9 Years, 2 Months ago  
But there is an Empire Luke...

Luke on Taun-taun... ;)

yeah, but they are doing the Beholder thing stretching it for as long as possible to milk it.

This is so far my favorite set, becuase of all of the Fringe... it is GREAT for the RPG, Guri is a R, man i think i have to customize her if i get doubles, a non Leia, or Mara Female mini....

I was shocked not to get a TIE Pilot in the list myself, i think we will deffinatly get one in CotF though, we know have a generic and Named rebel pilot, but just a named Imp... and the Rebs are suppossed to be known for the named characters over the Imps, no AT-ST Pilot, no AT-AT pilot, i think we will be getting them, just eventually...
yeah the Imps though i think got a Huge boost with playable pieces (if you go skirmish) with Revenge of th Sith, Order 66 made it so you can drop Clones into an Imp squad... I think they are the biggest faction, Fringe may have them beat by a small amount, but it would be close.

But if you are collection for the sack of collecting or what not it doesn't help.

And yeah i want a Rancor really bad, i think i am so much more a SW moron than you L,... i just am hard on the wallet now, and i know going to the release tourny on the 27, i will get more boosters so i am playing the odds, and i'm not ordering more than 2 cases in one shot to try to combat the case pack issues that seem to crop up. you know how you get a run of all the same common and uncommon in a case but are missing 4, in D&D. With this set being such a pain in the look of the break down i'm not going hog wild yet. I am going to go slowly, i think the price will help out so it doesn't sell out over night.

Also i don't know the Rancor's stats aren't that great...
Figure: Rancor
Faction: Fringe
Cost: 33
Hit Points: 100
Defense: 18
Attack: +8
Damage: 20
Set #: 26/60
Rarity: Very Rare
Special Abilities:
Savage - (This character must end its move next to an enemy if it can and does not benefit from commander effects)
Melee Attack - (Can only attack adjacent enemies)
Melee Reach 2 - (Enemies up to 2 squares away are considered adjacent for purposes of Melee Attack)
Regeneration 10 - (If this character doesn't move on its turn, remove 10 damage from it at the end of that turn)
Speed 8 - (Can move up to 8 squares and attack, or 16 squares without attacking)
Triple Attack - (On its turn, this character can make 2 extra attacks instead of moving)

He's nice but the savage will tend to negate the Regenerate unless you drop him next to a big guy or lots of little guys to mow through. I don't see him topping Boba in the Cost department, while yes i think he will be wanted, the rancor, i don't think he will be over $50. i am guessing maybe $35... eh who knows.

But i'll keep you and YC in mind for trades L, I want a bunch of those Vong...
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#8475
Another great SWMinis accessory 9 Years, 2 Months ago  
Thanks for the trade offer, I'll probably have various EU-type things I can easily part with when the time comes...

As for TIE pilots -- at least they're easy to customize. I used a Tantive rebel trooper as a base, gave him a stormtrooper head, some green stuff for the chestplate and backplate (the chestplate is mostly covered by his arms anyway) and for the ridge on his helmet, and painted it black. A few highlights here and there (red tints on the eyes, some silver dots on the helmet and shoulders for the Imp insignia) and I'm really happy with him -- of all my conversions, he's probably the best. (maybe second under the Han stormtrooper, since that's the Easiest Conversion Ever Possible For This Sort of Thing)

I wanted to do an AT-AT driver, but the base for that needs to be a rebel pilot, and I only have three of those. None to spare. He's basically a rebel pilot with shoulder armor, a stormtrooper head (plus greenstuff ridge), and carve off the tube coming out of the chestplate. Or, heck, leave it in place, who really cares? ;) Once you paint the outfit light grey, the boots and a few highlights white, and put the little insignia dots on his helmet, he'd look great. If I pull another rebel pilot, I'll probably do it.

Stats for them are pretty easy to come up with -- the pilots are supposed to be somewhat elite troops, so I'd just tweak the elite trooper stats, and maybe come up with some fun in-house rule about their daring or luck, and maybe something also for when they're fighting in a hangar or near a ship.

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#8476
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Actually Stats exist, for the most part they are darn close to the RPG versions like they are with D&D... a few odd diffeences, i have all of the Metal minis just about stated, but wanted to change the faction on a few, and now that we have the factions comming, i hope to do that by the end of the week... (NJO and YV)... :)
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#8477
Another great SWMinis accessory 9 Years, 2 Months ago  
Law,

I Would Love to See a "Line-up" of all of Your Converted Minis... (I THink You Must Have the Largest Collection Around here)... Any Chance Of Posting a Pic (Or Series), Of all of these at Once...
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#8478
Another great SWMinis accessory 9 Years, 2 Months ago  
Heh -- well, after I'm done with the Universe stuff, maybe I'll do that. I'll try to do it in just 1 or 2 pics so as not to take over the forums....

At the moment, my SW mods include: A-Wing pilot, stormtrooper getting shot, dead stormtrooper, Han and Luke in stormtrooper disguise, Admiral Ozzel, Death Star Commander, R-3PO, R5-D4, R4-M9, various Sith (from DDM), 2 Bespin Lukes, Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes, a biker scout in a new pose, and maybe a few others I've forgotten about.

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#8479
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I Of Course Stumbled Over The Other Pics You Have already Posted after I had Written that Last, but I Would Still Love to See all of it Together Including D&D...

I Have Only Lightly Modified Two SW Minis So Far, (As Posted Elsewhere), but it is Pretty Fun to Do and I Get a Kick out of Seeing What Others Have Done as Well...
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