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TheDarthVader
01-10-2007, 12:51 PM
Okay...we have had a Christmas: yoda, c3po & r2, jawas, and darth vader. Was there not a Christmas 2006 figure? If so, please fill me in about it. (Must have been made by Hasbro). Thanks.

Rogue II
01-10-2007, 01:11 PM
No. They ran out of ideas after that red Darth Vader and called it quits for now.

DarkArtist
01-10-2007, 01:21 PM
perhaps they were ashamed about how bad the Vader came out and decided to cut their losses.

Rogue II
01-10-2007, 01:32 PM
Actually, one of the other sites asked about Christmas figures in the Q&A. If you go through the Other Site Q&A Archive, you will probably find it.

Kidhuman
01-10-2007, 01:46 PM
Actually there was/ia, it will be shipped with the first wave of TAC figs.

JediTricks
01-10-2007, 09:54 PM
Sept 19th:
GalacticHunter.com: Have we seen the last of the Holiday Edition action figures? Was the Holiday Darth Vader the end for that series?

Hasbro: I doubt it will be the last…but we will not have a Christmas-themed figure next year at least.

El Chuxter
01-10-2007, 09:58 PM
I wonder if it had anything to do with all the people who bought the previous three, but were insulted by the stupidity of the red figure and passed. I'm sure that must've hurt their bottom line on the holiday line.

I think they should do the card with the podracers. Of course, they'd have to actually make podracers first.

Funny, there's so much blogs and s*** on starwars.com, I can't even find it by searchingn the site! But it can be found here (http://www.thescarymonkeyshow.com/awratts/images/rattsmedia/otherratts03.jpg).

bigbarada
01-10-2007, 10:49 PM
Was Dud Bolt sick that day?

Actually, five of those figures have been made and the Ree-Yees (I don't remember his name) could probably be kit-bashed pretty quickly.

So that would just leave Ben Quadrinaros (the stupidest alien design in SW history) and the two podracers at the bottom with Sebulba.

Not that I would buy it, the Holiday Figures are just ridiculously stupid to me.

DarkArtist
01-11-2007, 08:39 AM
i feel that if they should continue this line for 07 or even to start it up again in 08 they need to make new figures, not take an existing figure and paint it red. as I want to be a completist and have one of every figure at least loose, this will be the one figure that will never see the light of day in my house.

the first set with threepio and r2 was great and looked like the actually christmas card sent out. the second set with yoda was awesome, the jawas were cool with the red and green eyes but they dropped the ball on Vader.
the vader was such a great opportunity to give us a great sculpt, vader in a santa suit or even like the christmas card sculpting a stormtrooper in the snow.

seriously hasbro, if you want the figure to be a great sell-out give us new figures, new sculpts, and make it something that really will grab the attention of everyone. do not make another blood red vader horror and try to pass it off as a holiday figures. go back to your beginnings with the line.

Mad Slanted Powers
01-11-2007, 08:17 PM
Vader was the first holiday figure I didn't get. I agree that they should have put him in a Santa suit or something like Yoda.

There are still other good possibilities they could do with this. Chewbacca in a Santa suit with Han and Leia as Elves. They could take the upcoming snow-Padme and make that Christmasy as well. However, what would really be cool is a Santa suit on Jabba with a button that plays his "ho ho ho" dialogue from ROTJ.

bobafrett
01-12-2007, 08:15 AM
I envision a Han and Chewbacca on Hoth firing at the Probe droid. You press the bottom of the scene and the probe droid collapses like the old animals and when you relase the bottom, the probe droid goes back together. And Chewbacca could wear a Santa hat to make it Christmasee!

Ephantmon
01-12-2007, 09:07 AM
here is a link to the custom Holiday figure I made for 2006.

http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2461421740056775459qZwSMK

I don't know how to post pictures here so if someone wants to replace my link with the picture that is fine. Check out my other custom carded figures while you are there.

Kidhuman
01-12-2007, 09:14 AM
Cant get the pic to save. But if you have it on your hard drive this is how to do it. Click post reply, and then scroll down until you see manage attachments, click that and upload it.


Nice figure. I would have bought that one.

Got it to save

JEDIpartner
01-12-2007, 01:20 PM
I was always embarrassed by the holiday figures and after the last one, which was the shiny jewel of corn in a crown of crap, I'm glad they knocked it off.

Jargo
01-12-2007, 02:13 PM
I liked the Jawa one. The painting that came from is quite cool. and they don't look too amiss when placed alongside other figures. sort of tucked away, at the back of the shelf, where it's dark.....

DarkArtist
01-12-2007, 04:15 PM
here is a link to the custom Holiday figure I made for 2006.

http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2461421740056775459qZwSMK

I don't know how to post pictures here so if someone wants to replace my link with the picture that is fine. Check out my other custom carded figures while you are there.

Nice work on the Vader. like the other customs as well. see this is the type of Vader figure we should have gotten in 2005 not that red piece of crap.

DarkArtist
01-13-2007, 01:10 PM
i think it was SWcollector that has a confirmation from Hasbro that there will be a holiday themed pack of figures in '07 just not a Christmas theme. I wonder if they are going to try tackling Halloween. I can't see Hasbro trying to do a Darth Vader in Easter Bunny disguise, though I can see them re-releasing the Holiday Vader for Valentine's day.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
01-15-2007, 07:09 PM
They should just release normal-painted Han and Luke in Stormtrooper disguise and call them Halloween figures. :D But we'll probably get something wacky like an orange and black clone trooper, which might be somewhat cool.

Rogue II
01-15-2007, 07:23 PM
They should just release normal-painted Han and Luke in Stormtrooper disguise and call them Halloween figures. :D But we'll probably get something wacky like an orange and black clone trooper, which might be somewhat cool.

Good call. I wonder if thats what they were hinting at in the Q&A.

CaptainSolo1138
01-15-2007, 07:30 PM
No. They ran out of ideas after that red Darth Vader and called it quits for now.
I'd say they ran out of ideas long before that turd.