On the flip side, I was running out of space to put these. So we got that going for us.
I'm still holding out hope that they might come out with the Jabba they showed before, considering that it appeared to be fairly far along in production, but I'm also trying to be realistic.
If Jabba was going to be released, it would have happened by now. Hasn't it been nearly 2 years since it was first shown? What's the hold up? I think they just decided it was too big of a risk to push into production.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Luke looks awesome, but why oh why have they made the bubble so tiny on this figure? BithBandLeader please explain! It completely ruins the look of the carded figure, even more so than the removal of the Kenner logo! Now I'm gonna have to get another empty clamshell to replace it! Damn GGLTD!!!
They used the same 3/4 length bubble on last years Luke Skywalker re-releases. See attachment.
(Graphic rendering on left, both release version on right in short bubbles.)
I've no idea what they tooled this shorter bubble for?
The poor graphics team is getting measurements that do not tally with the new shorter bubbled clamshells and are still creating the standard height bubble colour blocks for the card art.
The only figure up till this point that really needed this mid-scale bubble was Red Snaggletooth from 2012-13.
Instead, that figure was shoved unceremoniously into a really short, pre-existing bubble, meant for 7.5" figures or under, not the 9.5" Red Snags.
That suffered the same issue as the 2 ROTJ Luke Farmboys and this ROTJ Jedi Luke - the artwork was designed for a different bubble and makes it looks like "product slippage" or a visual landslide has taken place.
These wrong bubbles ruined those figures for me, as I'm not a loose collector.
My art teachers used to aggressively instill in us, if you do something do it properly or throw it away and start again until you get it right.
There's no point colouring in a cruddy drawing - it will still be crud, just in colour.
If you really wanted a bubble fix - you could buy ESB BESPIN LUKE JUMBO and keep the bubble and inner hollow and put your JEDI LUKE into it. There's space for a blaster and a lightsaber.Ugh, this short bubble just looks mildly retarded next to my boba fett. Disappointed. But this is still one of my all-time favorite figures, so its not going anywhere
After a credit card snafu (I got new cards right when these were scheduled to charge), GG finally got my updated information loaded in, and shipped this last week. It arrived Saturday and the figure looks fine at first glance, but that packaging is ick compared to earlier releases.
Was excited to see that they finally released this figure….only to discover that GG dropped the ball yet again on something that they had to go out of the way to screw up.
Some things will never change.