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sicqnus
09-08-2002, 10:05 AM
What could we say about this ridiculous, ugly set ?!? This gift for tourists... Look at American Dream Comics & Collectibles...
They have all the pics : packaging, Christmas cards, etc...


Beuuuuuarrk !

http://americandreamcomics.com/index.php?itemid=441

187-Maul
09-08-2002, 10:12 AM
another french forumite? yippie
I live in paris too (actually garches)
interested in a swimming jar-jar?:D

oh BTW, I don't like the christmas set too

JEDIpartner
09-08-2002, 10:20 AM
This should have been posted in the other thread of the same topic, but... Oh, well.

Yeah... I think it's pretty sad. I know people have been saying "it was made for kids". I really don't know of any kid who would want this. Hahahaha!!

Mr. JabbaJohnL
09-08-2002, 12:27 PM
I want it, but I'll wait until it's really confirmed by Hasbro.

bigbarada
09-08-2002, 01:13 PM
So are these 3 3/4" scale figures or just PVC figures with no articulation?

Turbowars
09-08-2002, 01:58 PM
I still think their fake. It looks like their going to be packaged in a snow globe kind of bubble???

Darth Sidious
09-08-2002, 02:21 PM
Grr...What's next, Hanukkah Palpatine?!? Are those made by Hasbro? If so, they should be concentrating their energy on more important/background characters. :mad:

bigbarada
09-08-2002, 02:26 PM
Originally posted by Darth Sidious
Grr...What's next, Hanukkah Palpatine?!? Are those made by Hasbro? If so, they should be concentrating their energy on more important/background characters. :mad:

Are you trying to imply something about Jews being evil, by associating them with Palpatine?:p Maybe we could get a Kwanza Jar Jar.:sur::D

Either way, I don't intend to get this set, I'm just wondering if they will be "true" action figures or a glorified PVC set.

Darth Sidious
09-08-2002, 02:38 PM
Originally posted by bigbarada


Are you trying to imply something about Jews being evil, by associating them with Palpatine?:p Maybe we could get a Kwanza Jar Jar.:sur::D



Lmao, no, I wasn't...Actually, I was thinking it would be funny to see Palpy sitting on the ground spinning a dreidel (sp?) with a giddy smile on his face. Ok, let's change that- Hannukah Han! :D

hango fett
09-08-2002, 02:40 PM
well, that does it...pack up your bags...time to move along if hasbro is actually doing this and that lousy excuse for a yoda....
stupids...
h

Bent Wookie
09-08-2002, 02:56 PM
You DO realize that this set is based on a McQuarrie painting don't you?

bigbarada
09-08-2002, 03:08 PM
Sure do, but I don't want a figure of it any more than I want one of the Santa Yoda or the Stormtrooper riding a motorcycle with Vader riding in the little buggy next to him. On second thought that last one sounds pretty cool.:D

Jargo
09-08-2002, 03:11 PM
It doesn't matter what the hell it's based on it's crap crappity crap junk that will only be bought by those who simply must have everything with a star wars logo on it. Well, a fool and their money are soon parted. These look to be so cheaply put together and badly sculpted they look more like counterfeit goods than legit Hasbro goods - but hasbro goods look like that anyway these days so who's gonna know the difference?

It's the puke making sentiment of the crossover myths and the cloying cutesy vomit inducingness of the whole set with it's 'SMASH ME' invite written all over in big invisible letters that only anyone with any sense can see.

Did I mention that I don't like this set.... :rolleyes:


Oh, and before anyone starts screaming hysterically about negativity, I'm always negative about anything remotely christmas themed and don't see why anyone has the right to shove the whole damn religion/commerce fest down my non participating throat.

I hope Hasbro collapses under the weight of unsold novelty xmas 3PO and R2 gift sets... damn crappy crappity crap.........

Bent Wookie
09-08-2002, 03:11 PM
You DO realize that this set is based on a McQuarrie painting don't you?

Jargo
09-08-2002, 03:15 PM
and....?

hango fett
09-08-2002, 03:18 PM
that'd be the second time you said the excat same thing, there, bent wookie...what does it matter if it's based on a painting?
h

Beast
09-08-2002, 03:50 PM
Now I know exactly what to get all of my family members who don't like Star Wars. :evil: :D I like it, actually. But I'm glad they made them as exclusives. Can you imagine the complaining if they were releasing them in the regular line. :eek: :D

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

SuperBattleDroid88
09-08-2002, 04:02 PM
I don't think they're that bad IMHO....

Darth Sidious
09-08-2002, 05:32 PM
Originally posted by bigbarada
Sure do, but I don't want a figure of it any more than I want one of the Santa Yoda or the Stormtrooper riding a motorcycle with Vader riding in the little buggy next to him. On second thought that last one sounds pretty cool.:D

Yes, it does sound very cool, I'd buy it in a second. Make it, Hasbro! :D

Sinister Lord
09-08-2002, 07:41 PM
LOL... :D This could become a whole new line of toys for Hasbro. Maybe they can be Walmart exclusives with "Christmas Cantina" bar sections. Let's see, we could have...

Wicket in Santa's elf gear
Deluxe open belly Tauntaun with x-mas presents inside
Palpatine in Scrooge fatigues
Swaddling clothes Salacious Crumb in a manger
Greedo in Grinch gear
Boba Fett with launching x-mas tree projectile

:D

stad
09-08-2002, 07:54 PM
I really like the Tauntaun, and the Fett w/launching Christmas tree is pretty good too!

Bent Wookie-I think everyone realizes it is based on a McQuarrie painting, it just doesn't matter, crap is CRAP! No matter who does it.

Jargo
09-08-2002, 07:57 PM
Mary Mother of Jesus Padme and Joseph the humble carpenter Anakin with an Eopie dressed in Donkey ears. Orn Free Taa, Mas Amedda and Lott Dod as the three wise men. Mace Windu, Obi- Wan and Ki-Adi as the lowly shepherds.

Ah, but that's too literal. Hasbro side with the favoured concoction of Victorian favour. Or rather the Coca Cola company's crass commercialised version of that.

Doesn't it just show how far removed from Christianity Christmas has become......

But leaving that debate aside, I guess I could cope with the set if it actually looked worth possessing, if it actually looked to be made well - good quality. This set really looks tacky and cheap. There's so little detail in this it's laughable. If i thought the first SAGA figures were bad this really takes the biscuit. I awrd this the Jargo brown star of poopiness. A premiere award that thus far has not been awarded to anything. This item has reached a new low though so deserves this special award for that reason.

And if it actually is a fake after all, well - how we shall all laugh... :rolleyes: HÖHÖHÖ! as convenient made up Santa would say.

karinations
09-08-2002, 08:02 PM
But i wants it

InsaneJediGirl
09-08-2002, 08:52 PM
Originally posted by Bent Wookie
You DO realize that this set is based on a McQuarrie painting don't you?

Whats the point?No trying to be rude..but..what do you mean!

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
09-08-2002, 10:12 PM
Originally posted by Darth Sidious


Lmao, no, I wasn't...Actually, I was thinking it would be funny to see Palpy sitting on the ground spinning a dreidel (sp?) with a giddy smile on his face. Ok, let's change that- Hannukah Han! :D

We got Anne Landers (RIP) and her sister Dear Abby.

Harrison Ford is a quarter Jewish

Not too shabby!:cool:

If they do come out with those Christmas oriented SW figures then those are one batch of figures that I don't have to buy.

Why?

Because my mom and dad go gonzo buying Christmas decorations. I'll just tell my mom to get those to decorate the house and she would buy them for me.

Moms, got to love them! :happy:

Chiesa
09-09-2002, 12:25 AM
How abt a Yoda posing as the "Grinch who stole christmas"?? Haha... But seriously I'm not impressed by this christmas thingey... :D

cheers
:crazed:

Bent Wookie
09-09-2002, 12:28 AM
My point is that it's not just some lame idea that Hasbro decided to think up just to make another buck. It's actually based on something that already existed. Sure they're making more money on the idea (if anyone buys it), but it isn't something like a neon orange Batman, which NEVER existed before color-blind Hasbro execs decided to <B>make</B> it exist.

Bent

Old Fossil
09-09-2002, 08:03 AM
Bent, I think one reason this set is so revolting to many of us is that, while it 'already existed,' as you put it, there are many dozens of characters that already exist FROM THE FILMS THEMSELVES that have not been made, or made so poorly that resculpts are in order. So much that NEEDS to be made, from a kid's and collector's point of view, and Hasbro decides to churn this out? Why can't they use their time and money to develop new figures, like Generals Rieekan and Madine, R5-D4, Imperial Dignitary, etc., instead of this worthless piece of garbage that has little or no play value?

Don't get me wrong: Hasbro is doing a lot of things right these days, but this certainly ain't one of them.

stad
09-09-2002, 08:30 AM
I agree with Twodot, and yes, it is a lame idea they just came up with to make some money. Just as the EU Cloud Car, Airspeeder and Bike were too, this is worse because it is just cashing in on Christmas, and barely in the realm of Star Wars!

The Overlord Returns
09-09-2002, 09:32 AM
You guys really need to calm down. It's a cute bloody exclusive for christmas. You don't like it. Don't buy it.

It's not the end of the frickin' world.

allenj456
09-09-2002, 10:27 AM
I think it's fun- ill buy it as long as its not some ungodly price.

stad
09-09-2002, 12:43 PM
I agree Overlord, it is not the end of the world, and no one who does not like it has to buy it. In all honesty, I don't hate it itself, and will probably even buy it myself. I hate the idea behind it is all. Especially considering the time and effort that was put into this figure set means at least one other figure that a lot of people want from an actual film scene, or even from EU that is worthwhile, will not get made before this line is dead.

Patient Zero
09-09-2002, 12:46 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That is one of the worse SW items I have ever seen! Will they have a new holiday special to go along with it?

The Overlord Returns
09-09-2002, 01:13 PM
I don't see how this is any more useless than Obi wan - Jedi Training. Or "sno" bi wan........

Besides......were still getting loads of figures that we want....

Jargo
09-09-2002, 01:40 PM
it's useless because it doesn't gel. There is no xmas in the star wars universe which makes this set seem out of place and tacky. these figures are only going to be any good at xmas time and will look incongruous at any other time. The EU figures you mentioned will work within the realms of the existing star wars universe.
Apart from which, any other star wars figure has tons of detail to them. these two are just big lumps of excess plastic slapped onto the droids, big lumps of undetailed plastic at that. Then there's the packaging, it looks dreadful. It's a whole bundle of cash cow. A tourist trap. something that people only buy if they are gullible or permanently fuzzy eyed and stoked on sacharin sentiment all of their lives. It's something 'cute' that middle aged men think is hip because they've just had all their creativity sucked away by the youth pixies. It's the sort of fuzzy cuteness Spielberg thrives on, the sort that Lucas thrives on when his creative team let him.
But just because Lucas likes something doesn't make it gold. the ewoks and jar Jar and young Anakin are proof of that.

no-one is forcing anyone to buy anything exept themselves. I'm just commenting on what a piece of junk this is and that I'm not going to buy it. And you might be getting loads of figures you want but I certainly haven't got nearly as many characters that I want this year. I could have done without the entire gaggle of Jedi Obi's and Anakin's and mace's and Yoda's and Jango's, in favour of Coruscant aliens and background humans. I could have done with more Jabba's palace aliens, more cantina patrons, more ewoks...

Sure this set is a fanclub exclusive or some such rot. Hopefully it won't be cluttering the toy aisles instead. In fact this is the first time that I'm glad of esclusives if it means I never have to see this item in person I'll be happy. The temptation to reach and do a HULK SMASH!! on them with my fists. Stomp on their smugness and crassness and general offensiveness.

JangoFart
09-09-2002, 01:50 PM
I think some of you are kinda missing the mark with your take on these figures. My take is as follows: These suckers, like it or not, are CUTE and will, therefore, appeal to Star Wars fans and non-fans alike. I can see someone giving one of these to a kid who is somewhat familiar with SW and not only making that kid happy, but making that kid a potential fan or even a future collector.

Keep in mind that EP2 BARELY made $300 million this year - which, in SW terms, is not a stellar outcome. That fact, alone, does not bode well for our mutual hobby.(I know that ESB didn't even reach $300M and is still considered to be the best of the bunch. This is certainly the exception to the rule, as far as I can tell.) There is one thing for certain: SW does NOT have the appeal to children that it used to have; either the toys or the movies themselves. Children are the future of this line - just the way we are the reason these figures are alive today. After all, who among us was 30+ when EP4 came out? (I'm not saying they are not out there, but they too are the exceptions, not the rule.) EP1 or EP2 will NOT have the same impact on a 6 - 10 yr old that EP4 had on us in 1977. The youth today have the "been-there-done-that" attitude with their high-quality video games, VCR's and DVD players. They simply will not latch onto character/universe affiliation the way we did. When EP4 came out, those of us who were kids then had experienced nothing like it from any medium. That's why it is so culturally pervasive today - it impacted the world in an, up to then, unheard of way.

To main topic: I will buy a few of these. One for me to add to my collection, one for each of my 3 kids, and maybe some for neices/nephews. Kids will totally dig these things and giving them one will surely put SW in a good light in their minds.

That, especially for nerds like the ones reading this and the one writing this, is a GOOD THING!!

Don't look the gift-horse in the mouth. Your hobby is being proliferated; the opposite of which, in this case, is a dead toy line. Quit your fussing and look at it from that point of view.

J

The Overlord Returns
09-09-2002, 02:05 PM
Well ofcourse they're only going to be useful at christmas time. That's clearly what the intention is.

Besides....the entire collector toy world is built on sacarin sentiment. Look at what we collect!!! Toys based on movies we fell in love with as kids! Same thing for Transformers, GI JOE all the eighties retro stuff that's becoming huge again now. We're all saps.....looking back on how cool things were when all we had to care about was wether Luke would join the dark side, or wether Optimus Prime would ever come back. TAlk about useless......

Anyone who could call these offensive REALLY needs to re evaluate their priorities...

Patient Zero
09-09-2002, 02:11 PM
Offensive!?! I merely said that I think they are garbage and would not waste my money on them. If you want to go ahead; it's no skin off my back!

2-1B
09-09-2002, 02:18 PM
It's silly but I'd rather buy this set than a Sketchtrooper. :)

The Overlord Returns
09-09-2002, 02:28 PM
Originally posted by The Ghost of Jonna
Offensive!?! I merely said that I think they are garbage and would not waste my money on them. If you want to go ahead; it's no skin off my back!


I wasn't reffering to your post.

stad
09-09-2002, 03:44 PM
Yes, they are silly, and I too will probably end up buying them. I can even go along and say I would want this over the Sketchtrooper. That too is a huge waste-another figure (such as Riekkan) that won't get done because of crap!

Jargo
09-09-2002, 04:16 PM
Oh stomp stomp stomp serious serious serious. :rolleyes: y'know, I buy these toys because I didn't have the vintage ones-or many of them when i was a kid. I don't buy to recreate some lost childhood, I buy because they're here again in new shapes and better form. I like star wars a fair amount for the designs which i can appreciate much more with adult sensibilities than I could as a child with limited knowledge of what constituted good or bad design. I buy these toys because i have spare cash and a desire to have three dimenssional versions of the designs from the movie series I actually like. I do not buy because it's cute. I do not buy because it has star wars stamped on the box and I do nort buy just because others are and there's a false feeling that something is worth buying judged by how much some fool has bought it at auction from EBAY.

If I'm not mistaken this set is not supposed to be a toy but a collectible. That's why it comes in a bubble like a snowglobe. Threepio looks to have very limited articulation and seems designed to simply stand in his bubble and do nothing more. Giving a set like this to a child would seem - pointless since it does nothing to add to the enjoyment of star wars toys. It actually would work the other way round, putting a child off collecting the better items if the child thought the last one in the santa costume was poopy and didn't do anything and fell apart when handled roughly.
Besides which, children are not the hope of the star wars line, adults with large credit limits on their mastercards are, existing collectors are because it's them who carry the line between movies when the kids have got bored of star wars and moved onto bigger and better newer movies and toys. If the line dies it dies a natural death. That's not likely to happen until after the final movie has been shown nad hasbro has milked this cash cow for all it's worth with tat like silvered figures and novelty tree hangings like this set. The more tat you buy the more is produced, the lower you set your standards as a collector the lower the quality of product becomes. The les the company has to do to satisfy those eager to part with their money the better as far as marketing bigwigs are concerned. My final comment is that this product sullies the whole of everything that is star wars action figures. it sullies like nothing has sullied before. If it sets a precedent for more of this kind then I for one will seriously consider finding some other area of collecting to concern myself with. I won't want to be associated with collecting ladies trinket items such as this. :zzz:

The Overlord Returns
09-09-2002, 04:27 PM
I can certainly see your point of view. And ofcourse, there are several reasons why a collector collects. I don't agree that we drive the line, as my experience in toy stores has always been that there are way more half pints buying every new obi wan and luke and darth maul in the star wars section than there are bitter, 26 year olds who are REALLY looking for that mint on card tessek that should have been out months ago. But, that is my experience....not everyone elses....

as for this collectible, I just don't see the big deal personally. I'm not a completist, and I've never given a second thought to something that comes out that I have no interest in....I simply don't buy. Better to wait for that figure that I really wanted to see released that finally does....and that's happened more in the last few years than since the line was ressurected in '95.

At any rate......just two opposing view points really.

Rogue II
09-09-2002, 04:34 PM
I'm blaming anyone who voted for the Sketchtrooper for the production of this little Christmas fiasco. Hey, why not, they are all based off of Ralph McQuarrie drawings.....

2-1B
09-09-2002, 05:21 PM
When will the Yoda in Santa costume figure be released? :)

Freedom
09-09-2002, 05:48 PM
What do ya get a Wookie for Christmas when he already owns a comb?

JangoFart
09-09-2002, 05:51 PM
Your intellect is, as usual, dizzying, Jargo.

Keep up the, um, entertaining posts.

J

Old Fossil
09-09-2002, 06:19 PM
Amen, Rogue II!

Jargo
09-09-2002, 06:53 PM
this is a good thread, a good debate without any fighting. Yes we do have different views - opposing views. But that's good. As my late Granny used to say "it wouldn't do if we all thought the same" I couldn't agree more. I haven't said i don't think that nobody should buy this i just hope nobody does. Like i hope there aren't more of this sort of thing due out. But i've mouthed off quite enough here i think o for now i'll butt out. Thank you, and may the curse of the batman line never truly take control of the star wars one.

JangoFart
09-09-2002, 07:43 PM
Well, that it's a good thread w/ good debate I MUST agree with!

J

Rogue II
09-09-2002, 07:51 PM
I wonder what figures we are not getting because they are producing these. Hopefully it is a Jango Fett, Darth Maul, and a Tatooine Luke.

JangoFart
09-09-2002, 08:01 PM
Just so we are all on the same page: There's not ONE machine which chunks out figures over at Hasbro central. The production of one does not mean the lack of production of another. I'm sure Hasbro churns 'em out as fast as they can so we can buy 'em as fast as we can. Thinking otherwise is, to me, kinda like saying that since Burger King is busy making my Whopper, they won't be able to make your Whopper Jr. - i.e., the wheels are ALWAYS turning.

What we FINALLY see in these proto-type pictures is the finalization stage. As the Aayla Secura early pics showed, there's TONS more that goes into making a figure that we don't usually get to be privy to - such as the sketching, scaling, etc.

There's plenty more on the drawing boards to keep those who don't care about this set happy. (Or so my crystal ball just reported)

As an aside, I bet that over half of the folks who are on here complaining about this set will buy it as soon as they lay their eyes on it.

J

Rogue II
09-09-2002, 08:06 PM
Originally posted by JangoFart

As an aside, I bet that over half of the folks who are on here complaining about this set will buy it as soon as they lay their eyes on it.
J
Only if I see them on clearance.:D ;)

JangoFart
09-09-2002, 08:07 PM
If, by chance, I am wrong - which has happened ONCE before - here's hoping it is another Maul, Jango, etc., that we're "missing out" on.

lol


J

stad
09-10-2002, 12:15 AM
No, there's not one machine cranking these out, but you are wrong in your statement. Yes, because these figures are being made, it does mean another figure will not be made. Sure, there are other things on the drawing board that will be made, but when this line dies, there will still be stuff on the drawing board that won't get made, ever. The time spent making this figure, sketching, scaling, etc., means one other figure that could have been worked on is pushed back to later, and so on and on until the end of the line, and there is no more later.

Beast
09-10-2002, 12:27 AM
Stad, that only holds true for the actual regular figure line. Anything made as exclusives are extra figures, above and beyond the number that would be released that year. So if the C-3PO and R2-D2 were released in the normal Saga line, then yes there would be a complaint about these taking the place of another more deserving "movie" figure. But since they are exclusive to the fan club, they don't take the place of, or delay the production of another figure. :)

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

2-1B
09-10-2002, 02:00 AM
These are Fan Club exclusives? :confused:

So they're releasing them for 2003 ? I don't see how they would get these delivered by Xmas '02 . . .

Beast
09-10-2002, 02:16 AM
I don't see how they wouldn't. It's only September, so that gives them four months. Remeber we didn't actually see pictures of the Exclusive Shuttle until just last month and it's due in December. :)

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

2-1B
09-10-2002, 02:50 AM
They would have three months from now to get them to customers during the holiday season.

Have they actually announced that these are Fan Club exclusives?
If not, it will be some time before they start taking orders, even if they have 2 months to get them all delivered, I don't believe they are efficient enough to get them out in a timely fashion.

Unless of course, there is just a tiny interest in these with only a few orders being placed. ;)

plasticfetish
09-10-2002, 02:52 AM
Yes ... I am outraged that "they" would waste time making these figures when it is clearly apparent that we STILL need the figures of Bea Arthur, Art Carney and Harvey Korman from that brilliant "The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)". Perhaps if my "Life Day" prayers are answered we will even finally get a new digitally enhanced version of the show on DVD.

Jargo
09-10-2002, 07:19 AM
I want a singing princess Leia figure in a musical box hasbro you simply must make me one.

Or a mark hamill with eyeliner from hell and half his flight suit missing.

Or a Harison, I've forgotten my lines Ford with confused and spaced out Chewbacca.

Dear Lord the holiday special ofers so many ripe opportunities for most bodacious figures how come we don't have a holiday special line already? What are hasbro thinking. That we wouldn't buy them? Oh contraire, the holiday special toys would be snapped up before they could even send out the stock.........

Y'know, In all honesty, I think i actually would buy holiday special figures. I'd even buy Ewok movies figures. But i just wuldn't ever buy something like this novelty item. No matter how cheap it got reduced to. No matter if it was buy something else and get it for a song. I just couldn't bring myself to have it in the house. SO I am one person who will never ever own this. I'm the other half that won't go buying it after slagging it off. Apart from anything else, i can't buy from the fanclub anyway i don't think as they don't ship to 'foreign countries' Like the UK isn't already the 51st state of the USA :rolleyes:

Did i say i wouldn't post in this thread any more? oh well, the road to hell is paved with good intentions....... ;)

NRPeace
09-10-2002, 07:41 AM
Hey, I think they're kind of cute. I probably won't buy them, but I don't think making them is a bad idea. I'll bet if this was a convention exclusive, everyone on this forum and their kid brother would be salivating over them like the toy dogs that we are. At least these actually appeared on some form of printed media, rather than, say, George Lucas, who, to my knowledge, has never appeared in public wearing an orange flight suit. As far as this set being a couple of lumps of unposable plastic, look at the Unleashed line. I already have three statuesque Jango Fett's, but when am I going to get the chance to own an R2 with antlers unless I make it myself. At least try to appreciate this set for what it is, even if it doesn't fall into your collecting parameters. Does anyone know when the card was first made?

The Overlord Returns
09-10-2002, 11:16 AM
who wouldn't want a lumpy from the holiday special with "real screeching voice annoyance" feature!

stad
09-10-2002, 11:58 AM
Sorry JarJar, I just don't buy it. The Wuhrer, Death Star Droid, Oola and Salacious Crumb, and a few other figures were made exclusively for the fan club. Whatever your opinion on those figures may be, there is no denying that if they didn't make those figures, they would have made others. And if they didn't make this Christmas R2 and 3PO set, they would have made others, with at least some chance that it would have been an actual movie figure.

2-1B
09-10-2002, 12:14 PM
Oh, come on Jargo - think of the customizing options !
If you buy several of this Holiday set, you can outfit many of your custom droids with their own sets of antlers. :crazed:

Drop Threeps on a speeder bike being pulled by a dozen or so of the astromechs and you no longer have just an out of out-of-place 2pack. :D

Jargo
09-10-2002, 01:15 PM
True, very true Caesar. I could of course just make an antler clad roadkill scene in which the cross dresing Threepio flaps his arms in hysterics after running over an astro droid that wander into the path of his speeder. I could get some springs and bits of wire and have R2 just spread all over the place underneath that lovely new lanspeeder with the dent in the front.

But I think, um - no. :D

plasticfetish
09-10-2002, 01:31 PM
Originally posted by EMPEROR JARGO
True, very true Caesar. I could of course just make an antler clad roadkill scene in which the cross dresing Threepio flaps his arms in hysterics ...


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


In all honesty ... my son would think this thing is funny and he'd want it ... which is why I'll make sure he never sees it.

Beast
09-12-2002, 04:58 AM
WWW.GalacticHunter.Com has updated info about this set, as well as a new carded image of the finished figures. Looks like they may not be thru the fan club, as it's now rumored they will be exclusive to Wal-Mart. :)

Carded Holiday Droids
9/12/2002 - Reported by Mike

Based on the famous Ralph McQuarrie designed Christmas card for Lucasfilm, the Holiday Edition 2 pack, featuring Santa Threepio and Reindeer Deetoo, is a new concept by Hasbro that’s definitely geared towards the fans. The 2 figures are encased in a snow globe type blister and even comes with the McQuarrie renditioned Holiday Greeting card inside. Could Santa Yoda be far behind?

Although early rumors suggest that the set is planned as a Fan Club exclusive, new word has come to us that they may be given to Wal-Mart. Stay tuned for more news on this as well as a planned release date. But in the meantime, enjoy the photo!

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

Jayspawn
09-12-2002, 10:09 AM
I have mixed feelings about the set. I really like the packaging. And the figures...well I must admit that somewhere in the back of my mind, I've wanted Holiday Star Wars figures. This is definatly a set for Collectors and older Star Wars fans.

stad
09-12-2002, 05:48 PM
Maybe Hasbro DID buy Mattel, this looks just like the Hot Wheels Holiday Edition crap they do every year-although I'll probably still buy one. I must admit I kind of, deep down, like it, although I totally hate the idea behind it, and am 100% opposed to it for that reason alone. Still, if Wal-Mart gets it, I know we'll be able to get them cheap at clearance!

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
09-12-2002, 10:57 PM
Originally posted by Caesar
They would have three months from now to get them to customers during the holiday season.

Have they actually announced that these are Fan Club exclusives?
If not, it will be some time before they start taking orders, even if they have 2 months to get them all delivered, I don't believe they are efficient enough to get them out in a timely fashion.

Unless of course, there is just a tiny interest in these with only a few orders being placed. ;)

Hey, when do you think Santa gets the wish lists from all the children in the world? Certainly not three months before Christmas. Try a month or even less.

Yet he manages to get almost every item delivered to children by one night! Remarkable :happy:

So if Santa can do it, then so can a toy company like Hasbro.

(thinks to himself)

(wait a minute, all the Star Wars figures that I got from Santa recently say Hasbro on it. How can this be when Santa's elves make them inside his workshop :confused:

unless there is no ... sniff ... sniff ... such thing as . . .)

stad
09-12-2002, 10:59 PM
Let's not spread any rumors disparaging Santa now...

Rogue II
09-13-2002, 06:52 AM
I won't buy this. But, if this thing is being sold at Walmart, I get this feeling that either my wife or Mother in Law will buy if for me as a gag-gift.

Jargo
09-13-2002, 05:43 PM
There's no Santa? Is that what's being said here? That's not true, that's unpossible!!!!


We are talking about the fat guy who stinks of cigars and booze right, the one in clothing too tight and with the scraggy beard and bottle end glasses and selective hearing when it comes to wishlists and prejudicial judgement in the case of who's been naughty or nice with a biased tilt toward the rich kids, who can afford to leave out the mince pies laced with expensive brandy. instead of just the ropey old carrot for the reindeer and the glass of warm slightly rancid milk that gets left by the poorer kids?

That is the guy right, wears red and farts a lot?






and he's not real?







well that is a turn up for the books..........








so who brings the presents then? :confused:

QLD
09-14-2002, 10:48 AM
I will just go on record as saying that I like this set, and will most likely buy it! YAY!

Teeska Mon Eebon
09-14-2002, 12:15 PM
I think I'l pass on these

QLD
09-14-2002, 12:17 PM
Maybe next year we'll get a Christmas Yoda and Mace Windu!!!

Teeska Mon Eebon
09-14-2002, 12:22 PM
lol

Old Fossil
09-14-2002, 01:17 PM
I'm holding out for Easter Bossk, with floppy ears attached;

Hannukah Jango Fett, with flame thrower/menorah;

Han & Chewie in a Plymouth Rock Escape Scene (Thanksgiving);

and (most highly anticipated of all) the

God Bless America Maul, with red, white, and blue face tatooing and double-banner flag waving action (4th of July).

I can see Wal-Mart picking these up as exclusives.

QLD
09-14-2002, 01:21 PM
How about a Tickle Me CHewbacca doll?

Nexu
09-14-2002, 03:24 PM
I think they look cool. :confused:

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
09-14-2002, 09:41 PM
Originally posted by EMPEROR JARGO
There's no Santa? Is that what's being said here? That's not true, that's unpossible!!!!


We are talking about the fat guy who stinks of cigars and booze right, the one in clothing too tight and with the scraggy beard and bottle end glasses and selective hearing when it comes to wishlists and prejudicial judgement in the case of who's been naughty or nice with a biased tilt toward the rich kids, who can afford to leave out the mince pies laced with expensive brandy. instead of just the ropey old carrot for the reindeer and the glass of warm slightly rancid milk that gets left by the poorer kids?

That is the guy right, wears red and farts a lot?






and he's not real?







well that is a turn up for the books..........








so who brings the presents then? :confused:

Jargo,

switch the letters 'n' and 't' in Santa and then you have your answer. ;)

Beast
09-14-2002, 10:15 PM
*slips into Church Lady voice*

I don't know, could it be.....SATAN! :evil: :D

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
09-15-2002, 09:09 PM
As I brushed my teeth last night, I thought of this post and how reversing the 'n' and the 't' in Santa gives you 'Satna' and not the other famous guy who dresses in red, that I intended to mean.

plasticfetish
09-15-2002, 09:24 PM
Originally posted by Lowly Bantha Cleaner
As I brushed my teeth last night, I thought of this post and how reversing the 'n' and the 't' in Santa gives you 'Satna' and not the other famous guy who dresses in red, that I intended to mean.

Santana?

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
09-15-2002, 10:14 PM
Originally posted by plasticfetish


Santana?

No, I'm talking about the George Santayana, you know the philospher who famously said "Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it." among other things.

Wasn't it obvious from my above posts? :confused:

stad
09-16-2002, 01:03 AM
Sometimes after a long night of drinking, Santana brings presents to my house.







Not sure which of us is doing the drinking, though.