Thank God it did! As excited as I was about the Barge, I'm even more excited for the Throne Room. I certainly never in a million years thought that we would see something like this, especially since we can barely get new tooling for OT figures themselves. At most I thought that we'd maybe get the BBQ accessory or something like that.Which worked out well. As a HasLab it could have failed. As a Pulse exclusive it's guaranteed.
With all this Jabba love, I think it's time for Hasbro to revisit the Max Rebo Band.
No because I'd like a few extra 8D8s and I'm not ordering a bunch of the Jabba sets to get them. I assume most of the carded collectors that care about the logo would want ROTJ for 8D8 so they'll get the Jabba set regardless. And then double dip for the BOBF re-release.Hypothetically speaking, if 8D8 were to be released on a BOBF card first, say like the very end of 23 or very early 24. Would that lessen interest in this set for anyone? I only ask because while there are a few hard core OT carded collectors, I wonder just how many people only want a new 8D8.
My personal preference is for BOBF card so i have no qualms about opening it, as it would then give me the opportunity to sell of the ROTJ version to recoupe some of the cost of the Jabba set.
Just noticed this set is priced the same as the 6" version, except that has no dais or 8D8, or decore, how we feeling about that?
Agree 100% on the 8D8 disappointment. I'm considering cancelling the Jabba set as I've already got the barge Jabba and also a Dais arriving with Bibs throne room.As somebody who has been waiting a very long time for an 8D8 update, it really bums me out to hear that the arms are not articulated at the elbows or wrists, and the shoulders are just the outdated swivel style.
That’s not up to modern standards, and it’s definitely not up to TVC standards.
So yet again, Hasbro has cut corners on an OG96 figure. Really hope this doesn’t continue to be a pattern for them.
How does a figure from 2009 have more meaningful articulation than a figure in 2024? I appreciate the barbell head on 8D8, but the rest is swivel? The set cost $100 and the bulk of it is reuse. At least give 8D8 ball joint shoulders. What a let down!
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