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Warstar
08-17-2006, 10:41 PM
SO!

Interesting thing happened tonight. My Wal-Mart finished their Christmas plano-gram reset and a whole new case of Titaniums were out! Someone got there before me, as there was only 1 TIE Interceptor to be found, but I digress.

A couple of days ago, I received my Shadow Stormtroopers from StarWarsShop.com, and on the bottom of both of the factory sealed figures there was a blue dot near the UPC. Just a plain old sticker inserted on the cards inside the sealed packages and star case. I thought nothing of it.

Tonight, on a couple of the Titaniums, the blue dot appeared, and the ones with blue dots not only had their Date Stamps on different parts of their cards they had minor paint variations.

So I'm wondering- what does this blue dot mean? Has any one else found Hasbro Star Wars items with this dot?

My next couple of posts will show this dot on my opened Shadow Stormtrooper card (attached to this post), as well as my Super Star Destroyers.

The one with a DARK slide tab attached to the standard Star Destroyer has NO blue dot, and the Date Stamp is located on the bottom right of the card back. The one WITH the blue dot has a LIGHT slide tab (painted differently), and the Date Stamp is in a different place. I circled the Date Stamps in the last pic of the SSD backs here.

Observe- then we'll talk A-Wings.

Warstar
08-17-2006, 10:43 PM
The Blue A-Wings had significant variations, too. My old closed one had hardly any brown detail paint on it, while the one I got tonight with the dot had LOTS- significantly more. Check it out.

(Notice the difference in brown on the thrusters especially- also the red lines near the cockpit are slightly different between the 2- one hads longer, thinner lines- like both the one pictured here and my opened one)

Warstar
08-17-2006, 10:44 PM
So, what do these blue dots mean? Different factory? Marked shipments?

Any theories?

I know it's a minor MINOR thing, but it is making me curious :p

figrin bran
08-17-2006, 10:50 PM
you're imagining things, Warstar! there's nothing there at all :p

would you like us to vote on this as a question to ask hasbro? haha.

Warstar
08-17-2006, 11:02 PM
I'd be tempted to say YES IF more of these oddball blue dot stickers appear...:p

figrin bran
08-18-2006, 02:03 AM
well, for what it's worth, none of these stickers have appeared on the packages i have.

Kidhuman
08-18-2006, 08:03 AM
The blue dot means Kmart Clearance prices. Blue Dot speacial anyone?

Warstar
08-18-2006, 07:12 PM
Ha ha ha funny...that is, until it turns out that its some UBER-RARE production thing and everyone clamours to get them and they're faked on Ebay and that sell for THOUSANDS- no- BILLIONS of dollars and the world goes nuts for them! :crazed: HEHAHAHAHAHA!

...:p

Slicker
08-18-2006, 07:20 PM
And by the "world" going nuts you of course mean warstar, correct? :p

Warstar
08-18-2006, 07:49 PM
No- the world revolves AROUND me- I'm not important enough to be the WHOLE world :D

Warstar
09-15-2006, 01:45 PM
*Bump*

Darth Cruel just saw some of these- on 9 out of his 26 Shadow Stormtroopers he ordered...

JT- you ought to ask and see what these stickers mean. I'll post it in the Ask Hasbro thread possibly but if it's a REALLY quick answer from a Hasbro Rep I don't want SirSteves to waste a question :p