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Fan Choice Figure #4

Discussion in 'Collecting' started by B'omarr, May 3, 2002.

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  1. Ret

    Ret Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Hasbro's getting hacked again.
     
  2. Darth_Reign

    Darth_Reign Jedi Master star 4

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    Did anyone actually buy one of the expanded universe vehicles when they were out?

    I have the speeder bike thing because when I bought some figures at a local comic shop the clerk gave me a discount and just gave me the damn thing.

    I remember feeling angry that they would make a cloud car that wasn't even in the movie but not a real one that was actually seen on screen.

    The EU figures on the other hand were pretty cool because they were the main characters of the EU besides Spacetrooper, Emperor's sentinel and Darktrooper. If Nym came out I would buy him. But I will never buy the concept stuff. What possible use would it ever have. People could look at my collection and say "who's that I didn't see him in the movie".
     
  3. Imrahil2001

    Imrahil2001 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Personally, I'd far rather have "concept" stuff than made-up stuff. At least McQuarrie's designs are beautiful. Frankly, it'd be nice to see a "subset" line like the Action Fleet Series Alpha vehicles. Maybe 5-6 figures a year in that series. Picture the Artoo or Threepio from McQ's concept pictures--a walking jacknife and a Threepio that looks like he's from Metropolis. I'd buy those.

    As far as EU? Don't make me laugh. If it wasn't in the movies, or scripted to be--I don't waste my money on it. Mara Jade indeed.

    HOWEVER...as it stands...Rieekan needs your vote, people. He's a Hoth Rebel, who could look very cool (Hoth had the best uniforms of any of the movies). He's a Rebel general, of whom we have -none- in the current line. He had lines. He didn't lose--he exactly accomplished his objectives, as someone pointed out above. And he could be used as custom-fodder for other Hoth figures (Derlin anyone?).

    Imperial dignitary? Another guy in robes? Yawneroo. Besides, he exists as a vintage. Go find that one.

    Go Rieekan!

     
  4. Imrahil2001

    Imrahil2001 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Well, it's all said and done. Final results:

    General Rieekan : 25%
    Nym - Expanded Universe: 11%
    Rebel Soldier in Scout Trooper Disguise: 6%
    Imperial Dignitary: 24%
    Stormtrooper - McQuarrie Concept Design : 34%


    I personally think this is a damn shame. Passing on real figures to make concept ones. Oh well.

    Ims

     
  5. B'omarr

    B'omarr Jedi Master star 6

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    :( This does kind of suck. I personally won't be buying this figure. Just like I passed on Cold Weather Obi Wan, Jedi training Qui Gon, and the apprentice Darth Maul.

    I don't need Hasbro to make me a stormtrooper with a lightsaber, I can do that on my own. Oh well.
     
  6. Mr.Neck or Yarael Poof

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

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    Man, I was really looking forward to a new Imperial Dignitary figure... :(
     
  7. Amidala Starkiller

    Amidala Starkiller Jedi Master star 6

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    :D :D :D :D

    I'm very happy
     
  8. ReaperFett

    ReaperFett Jedi Knight star 6

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    Well, it's one less figure to buy
     
  9. Obi-Wan's Apparition

    Obi-Wan's Apparition Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Agreed. [face_plain] That was the one out of all of the choices that I thought was not needed at all. [face_plain] Oh well.
     
  10. LetoQuorme

    LetoQuorme Mos Alba FF Chapter Rep star 4

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    :mad:
    I wanted my Rieekan.
     
  11. Ret

    Ret Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Booooooooo! I agree, one less figure to buy. I bought the conecpt art Maul, Obi-Wan, and Qui-Gon figures but this, no way hombre.
     
  12. CHEWIESVET

    CHEWIESVET Jedi Youngling star 1

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    It's the same old thing - a bunch of good choices for a new figure and we only get one of them to go along with the 40 remolds of Anakin that'll be out this year.
     
  13. KitFist0

    KitFist0 Jedi Master star 4

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    We always get crappy figures anyway . . . so i say boycote the next vote
     
  14. nethanial

    nethanial Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I think its kind of cool that we get a concept art toy.
    As for the other four that missed, well its the same old, Even Peill and Yarael Poof both missed out and im beginning to wonder if we'll ever see those figues as opposed to Hasbro releasing a Teemto.
    He lost and got made, *pour on the sarcam*, i cant wait till the day i see him on a shelf, "finally they made a Teemto, im so happy to have him, who would ever need any Jedi Council or Generals for that matter???!!!!"
    Cheers,
    N
     
  15. Sithman

    Sithman Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Isn't it essentially a Stormie witha lightsaber and shield?

    :-\
     
  16. Imrahil2001

    Imrahil2001 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    It is.

    It might be silver too, and have a slightly different helmet.
     
  17. XR73627794

    XR73627794 Jedi Master star 4

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    I think its cool, it was a lot more interesting than the other choices.
    And its not the same as getting a stormtrooper and just putting a lightsaber in his hand, its quite a bit different actually.
     
  18. Darth_Reign

    Darth_Reign Jedi Master star 4

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    There is a bright side to this. Although the concept stormtrooper is lame it could lead to a concept art shogun like Vader. Which I know I will buy.

    As for the Stormtrooper boooooooo!!!
     
  19. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Chosen One star 7

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    May 10, 2001
    So when is this one supposed to come out??
     
  20. LetoQuorme

    LetoQuorme Mos Alba FF Chapter Rep star 4

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    I don't know exactly when it's coming out, but Hasbro recently put up an update on how the figure's coming along. You can check it out [link=http://starwars.hasbro.com/bountyhunter/repnews_content.cfm?id=89]here[/link]
     
  21. Amidala Starkiller

    Amidala Starkiller Jedi Master star 6

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    //drool

    I don't care if everyone else hates it. This figure is just sweet. :)
     
  22. Grey

    Grey Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I agree with amidala - I think this is going to be an awesome figure, I can't wait.

    Don't you guys think Hasbro will make every person/creature/thing that was in the movie anyways? I mean after EP3 there will be no new figures to make. So i predict that after EP3 dies down they will be making these lesser known characters or they may be included them in with the EP3 line as they are doing now with the Saga line.

    Hope that makes sense
     
  23. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Chosen One star 7

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    Redinger also tells us that "a new and different process is being used on this figure in regards to the lightsaber. In order to get a realistic lightsaber effect, the clear blue color will be have an insert molded glow-in-the-dark core. If you notice in the movies, the lightsaber effects show a hot white blade with the color of the lightsaber blade emanating on the edges. This is a totally new and innovative approach to the manufacture of the lightsaber, in order to give it a realistic look."

    That sounds great -- too bad they couldn't have done it from the start of the Saga line... :(

     
  24. Amidala Starkiller

    Amidala Starkiller Jedi Master star 6

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  25. XR73627794

    XR73627794 Jedi Master star 4

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    This is looking to be the best fan choice figure so far. :)

     
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