Ephant Mon variant?

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  1. Amidala Starkiller Force Ghost

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    My boyfriend got me an Ephant Mon at a con a couple of weeks ago and it had a large sticker on the back of the card. Then I get one today from Target and it doesn't have a sticker on the back.

    Does anyone know if it's a variant or not?
  2. Ret Jedi Grand Master

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    Dec 17, 1999
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    What did the sticker say?
  3. Jack_T_Chance Jedi Master

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    Aug 18, 2002
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    Well, be that as it may, my area is apparently receiving a third variant...
    the invisible Ephant Mon figures! [face_laugh] ;)
  4. Amidala Starkiller Force Ghost

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    Here is a picture of it...

    [image=http://www.enterco.com/ephantmonsticker.jpg]
  5. Mr.Neck or Yarael Poof Manager Emeritus

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    Boy, am I ever glad I'm not a variant collector. I can't even find one Ephant Mon as it is, I'd hate to have to be search for two different ones... :p ;)
  6. TOBBI_DALA Jedi Knight

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    Amidala,
    My Ephants dont have that sticker on them, but i did recognize the letters CE and the picture of the infant. Those same symbols are on the bottom of the card insert on my two Yodas. This is what those symbols mean:
    The CE Mark
    This is the supplier's statement that their toys meet the essential safety requirements of the European Toys Safety Directive and the UK's Toys (Safety) Regulations, 1995. Suppliers have to prove that their toys meet these requirements before they are given permission to use the CE Mark.

    The Lion Mark
    The Lion Mark was developed by the British Toy & Hobby Association as a symbol of toy safety and quality for the consumer. To display the Lion Mark, the supplier has signed a strict Code of Practice, which, as well as covering toy safety matters, demands the highest standards of ethics in advertising and counterfeiting.

    Not suitable for children under 3 years old
    This symbol warns that the toy is unsuitable for children under three years because it might, for instance, contain small parts. There could be a real danger if a toy displaying this logo is given to a child under the age of three years.
  7. Darth_Shaun Jedi Master

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    i am finding the invisible quite plentiful as well.......
  8. TOBBI_DALA Jedi Knight

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    Ive actually found 4 of the Ephant Mons. Not that invisible here.
    1. Keeping Sealed
    2. Opened Up
    3. Traded to my brother for Clone Trooper
    4. Waiting for friend to contact me about getting together so i can give it to him.

  9. Amidala Starkiller Force Ghost

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    Could it have come from the UK?
  10. Mara_Jade_Fan Jedi Grand Master

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    It definitely came from the UK. I have a few carded figs from the UK, and have seen that sticker before. It isn't a variant.
  11. darcphoenyx Jedi Master

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    The invisible Ephant Mon variant is my favourite toy yet in the Saga line.

    Quite a lot of playtime possibilities...the only limit is your imagination.
  12. Amidala Starkiller Force Ghost

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    Cool. Thanks MJF and TOBBI_DALA :)
  13. JediMasterGuff Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah, it's come from the UK, all the figs over have that sticker, apart from Wave 1 Collection 1 (because there is UK versions of them).
  14. Ret Jedi Grand Master

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    "Ive actually found 4 of the Ephant Mons. Not that invisible here. "

    I would have to disagree there. Never saw him once.
  15. Amidala Starkiller Force Ghost

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    I found a 2nd Ephant Mon at Target yesterday. Instead of opening him (I really really want to open him too) I sold him to a member of my FF who was Ephant Monless.
  16. robertyodarugenstein Jedi Master

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    Mar 9, 2002
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    I have noticed that sticker has started poping up over here. For the love of God I know I to have something with that sticker on it I just can't find it.
  17. Master-Fett Force Ghost

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    the invisible ephant mon is my favorite ever .
    Ephant mon is worth alot . you can tear the invisible on out of its invisible box , smash him and play with him . then put him in the broken box , sell him for mint ! no one will know ! ;) :D [face_devil] [face_laugh]
  18. darcphoenyx Jedi Master

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    We should create an invisible Ephant Mon fan club and share ideas on what you can do with your Ephant Mon toys.
  19. Mara_Jade_Fan Jedi Grand Master

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    I like the idea of an invisible Ephant Mon fan club. Also we can sell the invisible Ephant Mon to collectors who don't have any... kinda like the whole "pet rock" craze when I was a kid. We can make a lot of money selling the invisble Ephant mon, selling accessories for it, membership to the fan club for it, etc. Then we can increase our product line in the future to include other invisible collectibles. ;)
  20. Jack_T_Chance Jedi Master

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    Went to TRU awhile ago and for the first time EVER in my area, I found the elusive non-invisible Ephant Mon figure! :eek:
    They, of course, only had 1. :mad:
    Only... I'm so broke right now, I can't even pay attention! :(
    So, I grabbed it, walked to a different section, and threw him up in the top-stock bin over a completely different toy line! [face_devil]
    Of course, it'll be 8 long days before I get paid again and can think about buying him. By then, I have no doubt that an employee will have removed it from the top-stock and put it out, so some scalper can snatch it up. :_|
    I can't win for nothing. :(
  21. AnakinMoonwalker Jedi Knight

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    Oct 23, 2002
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    I lost my invisible elephant mon figure
  22. Master-Fett Force Ghost

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    Sep 25, 2002
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    only a klutz can loose an invisible figures [face_rollingeyes]
  23. darcphoenyx Jedi Master

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    That's okay AnakinMoonwalker.

    I just happen to have some of the Ephant Mon (invisible variant) figures that I'll be putting up on eBay shortly...with a "Buy Now!" price of only $15 (doesn't include shipping).
  24. Quickstrike34 Jedi Grand Master

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    Sep 27, 2001
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    I swear, these invisible Ephant Mons are the best toy hasbro has ever not made! [face_shocked]

    Every collector should have at least 1 :)
  25. Legolas_Greenleaf_ Jedi Knight

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    Dec 10, 2002
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    The invisable Ephant Mons are pegwarmers here...... ;)
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