View Full Version : Odd Ralph McQuarrie Concept Stormtroopers?

04-07-2004, 09:10 PM
Okay, I suspect that this is no big deal, and just an oddity, but I'm neither a completist nor someone who keeps figures on the card nor someone who looks for variations, so this is not my bag. It might interest some of my collecting brethren, though...

I ordered two non-mint McQuarrie STs from Yestertoys, which I received today. On the bottom of the back of the card, and on the bottom of the plastic "bubble" (or whatever we call it) that holds the figure, are labels with warnings in about 15-20 different languages about the fact that these figures might not be suitable for kids of certain ages.

The label on the back obscures the second line of figures at the bottom of the card, you know, the pictures of the other figures in the wave of the figure whose card you are looking at.

Is this how all the McQuarrie Stormtroopers came? If not, what are these? Foreign imports? Have we come down to having to import the McQuarrie Stormtroopers because distribution was so poor?

I doubt this is anything special, and I am more curious than anything, but I figured I should ask before I opened these puppies and added them to my Imperial diorama.

Thanks in advance for any and all help. :)

Dark Marble
04-12-2004, 09:07 AM
I think it is probably an import. Some of my POTF2 figures came with a big black peel off label on the back that was in different languages. If you are an opener I say open them!!! IMO these are probably nothing special other than the fact they are concept stormies which were hard to find. I only found them once on pegs and bought the two I saw. I never saw them again. :(

04-15-2004, 04:41 PM
Figures released for the last six - nine months have had that style of packaging. I first noticed it last summer/early fall.