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08-16-2002, 04:58 PM
Why hasent Hasbro made a 12" Sidious figure yet? Is there any particular reason or are they planning to make one in the future?

08-16-2002, 05:11 PM
Hasbro at Comic Con: The 12 inch Count Dooku will continue to be released in later shipments as popularity was underestimated "for an old man with a beard".

...and Sidious is an old man without a beard.

08-16-2002, 05:12 PM
A 12" Darth Sidious was planned for the E1 line. But since the E1 line didn't perform as well as was expected, quite a few 12" figures wound up being cancelled. It's not realy needed though, since the 12" Emporer Palpatine looks about the same as Sidious. The cancelled Senator Palpatine, Nute Gunray, and Rune Haako are higher on many people's want list, from what I've seen. :)


Jar Jar Binks

08-17-2002, 12:33 AM
I would love to see some 12 inch figures of Rune and Nute!!!!

Exhaust Port
08-17-2002, 01:38 AM
A 12" Senator/Chancellor Palpatine would be great. I loved the detail they got with the 4" version and it would only look better in a 12" version. I agree that a Sidious would be somewhat redundant but that shouldn't rule out a Senator or Chancellor version.

08-17-2002, 02:08 AM
I think a 12" Sidious would be great, way better than those 2 terrible 12" Emperor figures. Maybe they could do a fan-club exclusive "holographic" version too.

Doc Brown
08-17-2002, 07:05 PM
truly sad they never got around to making an Episode 1 Palpatine or Sidious. mainly Palpatine because of the ornate blue costuming he had. would have been neat if he came with a little floating droid like the 3" version. Geez, he only was the "phantom menace" in the title. We were given way too many 12" mauls instead. Maul with speedbike, maul with break apart abdomen, maul with george forman grill..etc... oh well just hope Palpatine/ Sidious gets his due.

The True Maul
08-17-2002, 08:29 PM
Yeah I also hope they make a Sidious.:)

08-19-2002, 01:18 AM
It will probably never happen but that is one 12" I would buy for sure.

Exhaust Port
08-19-2002, 09:07 PM
I don't think there is any reason that it wouldn't happen. I'm actually suprised it didn't come out with TPM. After the release of the Chancellor Veloreum/Guard 2-pack I thought for sure we'd see Palpatine make an appearance. There's plenty of time for it to be added to the 12" line.

08-19-2002, 09:17 PM
I prefer his Emperor guise, what with the scarred, pale, yes, even icky, face. EMPEROR Palpatine was threatening. Sidious, so far, hasn't been much more than an elderly politician in a robe.

08-20-2002, 02:05 AM
I thought the Emperor 12" figure looked totally wrong though, that's why a 12" Sidious would make for a great Emp stand-in (if you can consider it a Stand In since it IS the same guy ;))

08-20-2002, 06:30 PM
My guess is that Lucas doesn't want the identity of Sideous spoiled for those who do not know, and could be why it has not been released yet. Just my .02.


The True Maul
08-20-2002, 06:36 PM
Thats a good idea Mini- Rock, you most Likely are right. :)

08-21-2002, 11:22 PM
While I agree with your reasoning Mini-Rock, it makes me wonder; who does Lucas think hasn't figured it out yet? :rolleyes: Maybe my 5-year-old, but his 7-year-old brother 'explained' it all to him. ;)

The True Maul
08-22-2002, 09:23 AM
That is also a good point, IG65. But they may wait for awhile so nothing is gven away. :)

08-27-2002, 06:23 PM

Those of us "in the know" would assume everyone knows who Sideous REALLY is, but there are most likely 100 people for every 1 of us who doesn't have a clue as to who Sideous is or what Palpy will end up doing.

It's possible GL may have something up his sleeve for this character to make those of us "in the know" all wrong. :)