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Jedi Master Points *Official Thread*

Discussion in 'Collecting' started by 72Blitz, Jun 3, 2002.

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  1. 72Blitz

    72Blitz Jedi Youngling

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    Does anyone have a clue what to do with the Jedi Master Points on the back of the cards the figures come on? I remember when I was a kid, I used to save them and send them in to get special edition figures. Any clue what to do with them now?

    EDIT: Making the thread official.. maybe that'll keep the constant wave of Jedi Master Points threads from being posted...
     
  2. Darth_Reign

    Darth_Reign Jedi Master star 4

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    I dpn't now but I've got like 700 of them and I wan't to use them.
     
  3. TheWampas1138

    TheWampas1138 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    At C2 a Hasbro representative said they were trying to come up with a way for people to redeem them, while still having it profitable for Hasbro. I guess the millions of dollars we've made that company aren't enough. I suspect it will be a nice 50,000 points for a "I love Hasbro" pog that you can staple to your shirt.

     
  4. DarthFeldman

    DarthFeldman Jedi Padawan star 4

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    May 16, 2002
    Ok..that Hasbro pog thing was REALLY funny..
     
  5. B'omarr

    B'omarr Jedi Master star 6

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    You could use them for toilet paper.
     
  6. Mafia_Man

    Mafia_Man Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Maybe I'll go up to some dude at the theatre who has NO clue what Star Wars is and tell him that every ten points collected we get to see a free movie, who knows, he might buy it....
     
  7. niceasey

    niceasey Jedi Youngling

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    Hasbro in the UK have said that they will not be used for anything.
     
  8. Shoeless Jedi

    Shoeless Jedi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I hope they're used for something eventually. I mean if they have no plans for doing anything with them, then stop printing them and just have a normal proof-of-purchase. But as long as they call them Jedi Master Points and asign amounts to everything according to size and stuff, I mean it certainly looks like they should be good for something and not just some arbitrary thing, so they better do something with them. It's a damn shame they've been waiting so long. THAT'S why they're afraid of it being profitable, cause the idiots at Hasbro have been waiting forever to let us collect the damned things.
     
  9. Mr.Neck or Yarael Poof

    Mr.Neck or Yarael Poof Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The Jedi Master Points are just worthless pieces of cardboard now, but as someone already said Hasbro is rumored to be working on an offer for them some time in the near future. :D
     
  10. TheWampas1138

    TheWampas1138 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I just hope it's not like the B'omarr Monk deal (or was it some other figure?) where you not only needed proof of purchases, but you also needed a receipt printed after a certain date, so I had to go out and buy a bunch of duplicate figures just to send in for that one. I have a fear that will happen again. Hasbro will probably say "You need 200 points, and receipts from after X-day." It would really be a shame if they do nothing with them. People have been saving them for a long time. But to let you in on something they might be afraid of, here's a story for you.

    One of the people in the Milwookiee FanForce was the guy in charge of marketing for Frito Lay's Star Wars tie-in, and he was in charge of the "Spirit of Obi Wan" give away which required so many proofs of purchases from chips and things. One week after the deal was announced, someone from Michigan sent in enough PoPs for hundreds of figures. Some of the PoPs dated back to the mid-70s.

    Granted, Hasbro hasn't been printing the Jedi Force Points thing for that long (and I admit I haven't been diligent about clipping them and keeping them), but Hasbro would have to deal with things like that. I have noticed though that with the new figures, the points are even easier to keep since they are on the little cardboard piece in the bubble. No more cutting. Perhaps it's a good sign. Still, the team at C2 framed everything with "If there's money in it..."

     
  11. Nabooty_Call

    Nabooty_Call Former RSA / Obi-Wan Impersonator star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well, if the weenie Hasbro rep I ran into at the "life-size action figure" stand at C2 is any indication, don't hold your breath waiting for a special offer.

    That guy (and by extension the company he represents) wouldn't know how to be pleasant to customers even if someone loaned him a copy of "How to Win Friends and Influence People"

    What an unpleasant experience that was.... [face_plain]

     
  12. Sithman

    Sithman Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    LOL! Tell us the story, Nabooty! :D
     
  13. Nabooty_Call

    Nabooty_Call Former RSA / Obi-Wan Impersonator star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well, I was at C2, and had been working as a volunteer all three days at the autograph tables, helping out the celebs. This was pretty stressful due to the sheer amount of people there (but that's another story entirely ;) ).

    [blockquote]Ours was the morning shift, which ended at 1:30, meaning that, due to all the standing in line to just get to see one of the events, we only got to attend one event per day, when our morale was at its lowest...

    So, imagine you're a tired volunteer fan, who *finally* gets to stop by the "life-size action figure" display to get your picture taken in the cool display, the only catch is it's Sunday evening when C2 is in the process of shutting down. But this is something you've really been wanting to do all weekend, you know, pose as a figure of yourself :)

    There were 501st members getting their pictures in the mock-figure booth, so I and a friend walked over to quickly get our pictures taken. We stand in line, my friend gets his pic taken, then a couple other 501st guys go, then I move up to get mine taken.

    Then the weenie Hasbro rep sees that I'm not in costume with the 501st and tries to tell me I can't get the picture taken. After all I'd been through that weekend, this was too much...especially considering all the cash I've dropped into supporting Hasbro's products...

    So the guys' trying to argue with me, taking the better part of a minute and basically forgetting manners and customer service skills, if the sleemo ever had any. I point out that, instead of arguing, I could have taken the picture and been gone already, which irritated the nitwit further...

    I step into the booth, ignoring his impotent protests (which was civil disobedience on my part, but come on, you've got to show respect to get respect...) get my picture taken, then try to smooth things over by telling him I appreciate it and will mention him on our website in thanks.

    To which he says something along the lines of "Well, I don't think you really appreciate it." And, having bigger fish to fry, I rolled my eyes and left.[/blockquote]

    So yes, as you can see, Hasbro's employees are all about pleasing the customer...NOT!!!

    In fact, I'd not be fooled if, written underneath the JEDI MASTER POINTS in invisible ink, were the words "HA HA, FOOLED YOU!"...


     
  14. Sithman

    Sithman Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    UGH. That's so typical of ANY employee/vendor from CII. They REALLY need to know how to run that place better next time (I was there for all 3 days).
     
  15. Nabooty_Call

    Nabooty_Call Former RSA / Obi-Wan Impersonator star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah, but imo most of the other vendors were small-time. Hasbro representatives should be expected to be a lot more professional and accomodating, or they shouldn't be working with customers. Period.

    I've got quite a bit of retail experience, and granted I wasn't assaulted or harmed in any way, but the treatment I received was unacceptable.

    How about a mail-away Hasbro rep with magnetic, removable head and limbs? [face_devil]

     
  16. DarthStothe

    DarthStothe Jedi Youngling star 2

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    If they're useless, why are they still being printed?
     
  17. episodenone

    episodenone Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    i'm not interested in cutting up my cards anyway.

    i open my figs, but i store my cards nicely.
     
  18. royalguard96

    royalguard96 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Jedi Master Points are like points Drew Carey gives on "Who's Line is it Anyway?"

    Hasbro circa 1998: "Hang on to those Jedi Master Points, we should have an announcement very soon."

    Hasbro circa 1999: "Hang on to those Jedi Master Points, we should have an announcement very soon."

    Hasbro circa 2000: "Hang on to those Jedi Master Points, we should have an announcement very soon."


    Me, circa now: "Yawn."
     
  19. JediMaster22

    JediMaster22 Jedi Knight star 8

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    Ok, I guess we will use this thread for the 'Jedi Master Points' question/discussion.
     
  20. Sithman

    Sithman Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Intriguing how MY thread was started about 2 weeks before this one but mine was closed. And mine had more posts up until it was closed :p


    Oh well! :p
     
  21. gedi

    gedi Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Feb 14, 2002
    hasbro closed it to try and keep us quiet.
     
  22. royalguard96

    royalguard96 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Damn, I was hoping this would be added to my long list of killed threads.

    Sithy, weren't you aware of the conspiracy in the JC against you?? To keep all your super-cool threads down?? [face_shocked]







    8-}




    Oh, and I'm sure Hasbro will have a Jedi Points promotion in store for us very soon...*end sarcasm*
     
  23. Sithman

    Sithman Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Yes, my super-cool threads are always closed.

    Of course, all of my posts are super cool anyways so this thread is also super-cool now. :D
     
  24. lordmack

    lordmack Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Jul 5, 2002
    Jedi master points are super cool!!!
    Well it should be like this every 50 points you collect you should get a new figure, its like this if you have 50 points you can take them to stores, and trade them in and get a new figure, with those points you traded in. Confused anyone ?
    Jedi master points are super cool!!!
    You guys crack me up. :D


     
  25. NiktosRule

    NiktosRule Jedi Padawan star 4

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    May 8, 2001
    It is a good thing Hasbro isn't planning anything yet. I have bought well over 100 figures and quite a few vehicles and have no Jedi Master Points. I just throw out the cards and those as well. Actually I guess I have some because of my un-opened AOTC figures that are for my birthday. Those will be thrown away as well though.

    Its to hard and pointless to cut that little square off.
     
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