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"Christmas" Vader???

Discussion in 'Collecting' started by Rebel_Spook, Sep 13, 2005.

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  1. CrazyMike

    CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    I am the biggest SW sucker out there and even I do not like it. All they needed to do was give him a Santa hat or a candy cane lightsabre and they would have got me. I give this figure a big thumbs down...
     
  2. Majik_Monkee

    Majik_Monkee Jedi Youngling star 3

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    You know, I got to thinking, they could still have pulled off a semi decent Holiday Vader just with repainting if they'd done something a little more creative, ie. color him all white like he's made of snow, or make part of his details green and part red, or candy cane stripe the entire figure, or SOMETHING other than the bloody red color. I'm trying to be less brutal here since I know there are folks who want this figure, but I still can't hold back completely. Is it possible Hasbro is hoping we'll all complain about what a glaring monstrosity it is, and just have to have it to show our grandchildren Hasbro's huge screw up?

    If I send any letters to anyone this Christmas, it won't be to relatives or Santa, it will be to Hasbro saying, "What the he!! were you thinking??" :eek: :oops:
     
  3. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    My advice keep Star Wars and Christmas seperate
     
  4. Rebel_Spook

    Rebel_Spook Jedi Master star 4

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    I wish that Rebelscum had posted a pic of the Santa Vader for their poll so that I could be a more informed voter!

    Those of you who think that Hasbro should have put more creativity into this figure are forgetting one major thing: this is HASBRO we are talking about! I would think by now that it is obvious that they think we will buy anything if the throw a different paint job on something, call it exclusive, and limited edition!
     
  5. Majik_Monkee

    Majik_Monkee Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Well, they picked a bad time to do that. They got my hopes up with the ROTS line that we could expect great things from them in the future. It just doesn't make sense. On one level, they've shown tremendous ability to create cool characters and great sculpts and figures that don't stay on the pegs for more than a few minutes. If they think we'll buy anything, why go to all that trouble initially? To hook us maybe? The trouble is there are completists out there that will buy this thing, and Hasbro will interpret their commitment to buy as actual interest in the figure, and deliver us the all green artoo next year. I think the Christmas figs are one tradition that is made to be broken if they keep delivering figures of this "quality" in the future.
     
  6. JediRacer

    JediRacer Jedi Knight star 5

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    [Luke]What a piece of junk![/Luke]
    I have all the other Christmas figures, but I can't get myself to buy this sad, hideous thing. I hope Hasbro reads this thread and does something about it. Of course I'm thinking wishfully. Oh well. No complete Christmas figure set for me.
     
  7. CrazyMike

    CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    <marquee><font size="+4">What a piece of junk!!!</font></marquee>

     
  8. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I really don`t think Sith Lords have much christmas spirit:p

    Palpatine with a Santa hat next...
     
  9. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Mike

    LMAO [face_laugh] [face_laugh]

    Humm well Palpatine could be dressed up as Father Christmas in the old time robes. Course he'd be better off as Scrooge :p

    {D'OH} :oops: Fanfiction plot bunnies just attacked me! :oops:
     
  10. Lord-Wiz

    Lord-Wiz Jedi Padawan star 4

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    LMAO!!

    (i STILL want one :p )
     
  11. Juke Skywalker

    Juke Skywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    [face_laugh]

    He almost looks like some sort of summertime frozen treat, like he should have a stick coming out of his... cape. This guy could become the internet equilavant of a peg warmer.

    He's less 'Ho, ho, ho ' and more 'No, no, no !'
     
  12. LeiaShmiPadme

    LeiaShmiPadme Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Hello! [face_peace]

    I have to say that when I saw the Christmas Vader I thought he looked like a Strawberry Popsicle. He just doesn't say Christmas. He more like says eat me. :D
     
  13. Majik_Monkee

    Majik_Monkee Jedi Youngling star 3

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    *imagines pushing the Vader's chest plate and hearing him say, "eat me!"*

    [face_laugh]

    Hmmm...still don't think I'd buy that one...not even if he had a stick up his back side...although, "tastes great!" is about the only selling point they didn't include in that overblown description...
     
  14. RolandofGilead

    RolandofGilead Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm still kinda hoping that the image we saw was a prototype of some sort and that the real Holiday Vader is going to be worthy of sitting on the shelf next to Yoda, the Jawas and the Droids.

    Here's hoping.... [face_worried]
     
  15. ClonedEmperor

    ClonedEmperor Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Mar 12, 2005
    yeah its a prototype... of the lava vader
     
  16. Rebel_Spook

    Rebel_Spook Jedi Master star 4

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    It may be a picture of the prototype, but the description would be wrong if they change it too much. Which, by definition could be deemed as fraud if they change it too dramatically as there have been people who have paid for what they see and read.
     
  17. Majik_Monkee

    Majik_Monkee Jedi Youngling star 3

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    The only thing that doesn't jibe between the description and the figure shown is that he's not very "shiny". The description makes it sound like he's supposed to be metallic red like a christmas bulb sort of. That still doesn't do much to make me want the figure, though...even if he had a little string look on his head to hang him from a tree.
     
  18. Jedi_Riibu

    Jedi_Riibu Jedi Padawan star 4

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    My biggest fear about this figure right now is that, since no one's rushing to buy it, I'm going to have to look at it at the top of shopstarwars.com for the next three months. [face_sick]
     
  19. NewWorldOrder

    NewWorldOrder Jedi Youngling star 3

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    i'm getting this i like the card design too much.(oh well it's my 1st holiday fig)[face_clown]
     
  20. NM_Mandalorian

    NM_Mandalorian Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Extremely dislike the figure, but I like the card back.
     
  21. DarthMak

    DarthMak Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    My fear is that they won't know what to do for the Christmas figure next year, and I don't think it gets much crappier than this.

    I like the greeting card though.
     
  22. crazybirdman

    crazybirdman Jedi Master star 4

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    [face_laugh] It's funny 'cause it's true.
    This is why the word craptacular was invented. I can't wait for the holiday evolutions set
     
  23. Majik_Monkee

    Majik_Monkee Jedi Youngling star 3

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    It could have been worse, I guess...they could focus on Easter for their holiday figs...picture a pink vader, maybe with bunny ears on top of his helmet, and maybe this one won't seem to bad...
     
  24. Jedi_Riibu

    Jedi_Riibu Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Well, putting bunny ears onto a Vader would be more effort than they put into this Holiday figure, which is just using an old mold and painted red. I think that's half of the diappointment with this thing. The other half being that it's just plain ugly.
     
  25. NewWorldOrder

    NewWorldOrder Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I'm lookin forward to this fig. i don't care what anyone says.[face_blush]

     
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