Where Are They Now? TPM Story

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  1. Master-Fett Force Ghost

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    I made this up [face_laugh] ...


    Good evening, I am news anchor Master-Fett and this is co-anchor Sandy. Tonight, we go inside a story that is new, yet somewhat old. 1999, a year of many blockbuster films was the year that many Star Wars fan had waited for, the return of Star Wars. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, opened in may 1999 not only adding to the count of Star Wars fans, but also to the count of Star Wars collectors. But that is not what we are talking about tonight. That's right Master-Fett, tonight we find out what happened to all those TPM action figures. After the craze, prices plummeted and too many figures were left behind. Kids sold them, threw them away, and sadly ran them through their lawn mowers. Hey, isnt that what you did MF:D ? I WAS 10, GET OVER IT ! Several Queen Padme dolls have snuck thier way into Barbie lines but otherwise , there was nothing to find. We tracked down a Captin Tarpals ... " thosea kiddies just nosa likin us anymore. all theysa carin bout isa thosies action featies and metal sabies witha movable baldeies". so thats all that there is, TPM toys are gone, who knows when we will next see them.



  2. Legolas_Greenleaf_ Jedi Knight

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  3. Ret Jedi Grand Master

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    ::Shed's a tear for all those lost souls::

    :)
  4. JawaGirl Jedi Knight

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    lol! [face_laugh]

    I especially like "thosea kiddies just nosa likin us anymore. all theysa carin bout isa thosies action featies and metal sabies witha movable baldeies".

    hilarious!

    JawaGirl :)
  5. Quickstrike34 Jedi Grand Master

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  6. Master-Fett Force Ghost

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    I thought more people would find this funny :confused:
    come on people ! ;)
  7. General_Calrissian Jedi Knight

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    LOL I like the lawn mower thing and the Captain Tarpals thing.
  8. JediJunkie247 Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 24, 2002
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    *sniff, sniff*

    That was beautiful man. It was both heart and gut wrenching at the same time.

    I, I, I'm just speechless.

    I'm sorry, I promised myself I wouldn't cry. Please don't look at me.


    Seriously, great job.
  9. ganner_rhysode Jedi Master

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  10. Master-Fett Force Ghost

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  11. CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada

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    [face_laugh] Bravo MF very good !!!

  12. Master-Fett Force Ghost

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  13. JediOverlord Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 28, 2000
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    Somewhere,a Ep1 battle droid is still on some store's rack,all dusty and wrinkly,and he's screaming "BUY ME!".
  14. Master-Fett Force Ghost

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    in another store another droid is sitting saying roger,roger all day long . wonder why no one ever bought him ?
  15. PhantomMenace Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah I'll bet there still are some unwanted Episode I figures hanging off the pegs in some stores like Family Dollar. The ones here had them for months and now only have POTJ figures like Plo Koon and Sebulba by the dozens.
  16. Dark_Jedi_Kam Jedi Grand Master

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    Dude PM where do you live? the dollar stores don't have anything cool here
  17. Fanboy_Solo Jedi Youngling

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    I went to the dollar store the other day. I was walking by the toy aisle and a red package caught my eye. There, behind a bag of molded plastic cowboys, hung a single Episode I figure. Darth Maul - Jedi Duel. It saddened me to see him reduced to this, and the irony that this figure, which a young me spent 2 hours searching for the last of on May 4, 1999 - was now a lone figure, collecting dust in a dollar store toy rack. Needless to say, I bought him and he remains hidden away in my room.
  18. Drac39 Force Ghost

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    I don't get it.....:D
  19. JediJunkie247 Jedi Grand Master

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    I can tell you where all the TPM figures have gone to. There is a comic shop here in town that has a wall full of POTF, TPM, POTJ and Saga figures. I've even seen some figures there that I had heard rumors about and then some I didn't even know they made. One of which is the 3.75" Hologram Sidious.
  20. PhantomMenace Jedi Grand Master

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    Dark_Jedi_Kam I live in Harlingen, TX.

    I never did see the Hologram Sidious anywhere.
  21. Kung-Fu-YodaII Jedi Knight

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    I don't get it either..... [face_plain]

    :mad: Kung-Fu-YodaII
    Even More Unsuccessful The MaceWindyII
  22. khairul_azwan Jedi Knight

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    ahhh...ep1, the line that collectors forgot. actually i have a few faves from ep1, the neumodians, watto, robed qui gon with hilted saber...
  23. Jedi_Riibu Jedi Master

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    Hey, I have a friend in Harlingen. Maybe you know him; he's the resident Ninja Turtles geek. ;)
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