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Lord Tenebrous
09-29-2002, 06:57 PM
I'd thought that Lucasfilm had lost its sense of humor. Then a friend from Austria gave me a candy egg (the ones with the toy inside), and I found the most whimsical Star Wars collectible yet...

Happy Hippo Star Wars.

The pictures say it all:

http://www.ifrance.com/jpvkinder/das_hipperium_spielt_verruckt.htm


I was fortunate enough to get Dark Laser first, the Hippo version of Darth Vader. These are about an inch tall, unarticulated, but Laser has a removeable (and sturdy) lightsaber. Great pose, very good paint application, and definately puts some fun back into collecting.

I eagerly wish to obtain them all, and as such, these foreign gems get a 5 out of 5.

Beast
09-29-2002, 07:08 PM
Damn Lord T, those are pretty damn cool. I guess I'll have to keep an eye on Ebay to see if I can get some of them. The only disapointment is that there is no Jar Jar or Stormtrooper. :)

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

Darth Sidious
09-29-2002, 07:17 PM
That...is the most horrifying thing I have ever seen...But they are awesome! Sometimes strange things like that are great. :D

Chiesa
10-03-2002, 03:15 PM
They look really really cute and cool... When I first saw it, I was like... What?!?!? More lame gimmicks, but after I took a closer look at it, it just grows on you!! Right now I'm considering to buy the whole set from a friend... But unfortunely it cost quite a bit, US$37... :(

To buy or not to buy... thats the question

Cheers...
:D:D:D:D

JediTricks
10-03-2002, 08:28 PM
Tenebrous, are these LFL licensed products?

scruffziller
10-04-2002, 08:59 AM
THOSE ARE GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:cool: :D

Lord Tenebrous
10-04-2002, 03:34 PM
The figures are stamped (C) Ferrero (C) LFL

The insert has:

(C) Ferrero except all Star Wars-related property
(C) 2002 Lucasfilm Ltd & TM
All right reserved.


I'll get my roommate to scan when he gets back on Sunday.

JediTricks
10-04-2002, 05:47 PM
Whoa! That's wild! For that stuff to be licensed product, $37 doesn't seem so high anymore.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
10-05-2002, 01:14 PM
It's nice to see a Yoda item without a Lightsaber. ;)

Lord Tenebrous
10-05-2002, 06:26 PM
Artoo's News ( http://www.artoosnews.com/ ) has updated with high-quality pictures and confirmation of licence.

And there are probably two sets of these. This is the Dark Laser they have scanned:

http://www.artoosnews.com/images2002/dark_laser.jpg


But my insert says Black Edition, and the hippo skin tone isn't blue, but gray.

Here are the other ones:

http://www.artoosnews.com/images2002/prinzessin_hippeia.jpg
http://www.artoosnews.com/images2002/luke_eiwalker.jpg
http://www.artoosnews.com/images2002/obi-wan_hippobi.jpg
http://www.artoosnews.com/images2002/jango_jet.jpg
http://www.artoosnews.com/images2002/hippoda.jpg
http://www.artoosnews.com/images2002/h-ipo.jpg
http://www.artoosnews.com/images2002/happy_han.jpg
http://www.artoosnews.com/images2002/erzwo_hippo.jpg
http://www.artoosnews.com/images2002/aubacca.jpg

Jedi Master Silas
10-05-2002, 06:58 PM
Those are so cute! Thats a nice change! Any chance of seeing them in the states???

Darth Evil
10-06-2002, 08:43 AM
Cool, I want one!

scruffziller
10-08-2002, 04:25 AM
Like to see all the charachters!!!

InsaneJediGirl
10-11-2002, 10:11 PM
I cant believe I am saying this,but these little guys look awesome.Is Happy Hippo a regular staple in this country,or something new for SW?

187-Maul
10-12-2002, 12:35 PM
there have already been some happy hippo lines but this is the first that features starwars
I even have some normal happy hippos here at home, maybe I can take a pic if anybody is interested in seeing them (probably not)

Bobajames
10-12-2002, 12:51 PM
Is happy hippo a kid's book character? or a cartoon show? I'm just a little confused :confused:

187-Maul
10-13-2002, 01:45 PM
the're just made up characters for the "Ueberachschungs Eier" (surpise eggs in english)
ok so I'll explain it for all you guys:
usualy the eggs have something to build in it, like a little car or so
but everytime, there is a special line (like the SW happy hippos atm) but one of these figs is only included in every 7th egg
I hope this helps