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HANK
03-18-2002, 08:26 PM
Does anyone else have a Canadian trilogo Episode I
Darth Maul with Black Vest & a commtech chip
in French?
I believe this is quite unique & would like to know
if anyone else has one or seen/heard of this?
thanks
HANK

mabudonicus
03-19-2002, 12:07 PM
When TPM stuff first came out, they had a bunch of them at the specialty store here. They were selling for about 20 bucks back then. Next time I go in there I'll ask about it, but hopefully someone else knows some more specific info.
PS- is his french voice as silly as the english one??

billfremore
03-19-2002, 12:47 PM
I got a french Ric Olie and his voice sounds just as stupid as it does in english...

It's just funnier.

fourtwo
03-19-2002, 03:30 PM
i have a french watto. i got it at canadian tire for 2 bucks. didn't know it was french though
and yeah, its annoying as heck too.

greedo
03-20-2002, 10:53 AM
I have a Darth Maul that speaks French. I got it at Wal-mart for a couple of bucks and didn't know it was French until I scanned the chip on the decoder at home. I kept it for the heck of it. I don't know if it is worth anything or not?

billfremore
03-20-2002, 12:22 PM
Originally posted by greedo
I have a Darth Maul that speaks French. I got it at Wal-mart for a couple of bucks and didn't know it was French until I scanned the chip on the decoder at home. I kept it for the heck of it. I don't know if it is worth anything or not?

I seriously doubt that any of these commtech chips will ever be worth anything.

Maybe someday when most people have tossed theirs out and suddenly they become a big collectors item.

Although you can still pick up a commtech reader at TRU for $1.98.

Did anybody actually pay $30 for that thing?

mabudonicus
03-20-2002, 06:00 PM
I, ummm, well, there's this guy I know, and he, um, paid like 40 bucks at um, I dunno, the Bay?? That's what he um.... that;s what I heard....awwwwwww DAMMIT !! I PAID 40 DOLLARS FOR THE THING HOPING IT WOULD BE AWESOME, NOT BEING ABLE TO WAIT TO HEAR WHAT FRIGGIN GASGANO WAS GONNA SOUND LIKE, AND NOT ONLY DOES IT SUCK, BUT SOMEHOW BY DROPPING THE CONCEPT LIKE A HOT POTATO, THEY FOUND A WAY TO MAKE IT SUCK EVEN HARDER!!!!
Whew- sorry, but you just HAD to bring it up. I'm gonna go and put commtech reader on my list of phrases I don't want to display in my CP. THANKS A LOT!!!

HANK
03-20-2002, 06:13 PM
Sorry for the misunderstanding,
i was asking whether anyone else
in Canada has a DARTH
MAUL variant with the "black vest".
I have one of these with a commtech chip
that happens to be in french also.
I was offered $150.00 U.S. from a
store specializing in star wars toys.
Just wondering how scarce this is because
the french commtech chip was made for
the Quebec market only.

fourtwo
03-20-2002, 07:53 PM
i still don't have a commtech reader...heh.
i just use my buddies when i get a new fig.

and if anyone offered me 150 bucks for a darth maul like that i'd have taken it and gone shopping somewhere that didn't over charge for toys =)

billfremore
03-20-2002, 08:58 PM
Originally posted by HANK
Sorry for the misunderstanding,
i was asking whether anyone else
in Canada has a DARTH
MAUL variant with the "black vest".
I have one of these with a commtech chip
that happens to be in french also.
I was offered $150.00 U.S. from a
store specializing in star wars toys.
Just wondering how scarce this is because
the french commtech chip was made for
the Quebec market only.

I agree with fourtwo, if that offer of $150 is still on the table for you, take it.

You probably won't get another offer like that again.

And to answer your question as far as I know it's not worth $150 to me so sell it to that store immediately if you can.

billfremore
03-20-2002, 09:05 PM
Originally posted by mabudon
I, ummm, well, there's this guy I know, and he, um, paid like 40 bucks at um, I dunno, the Bay?? That's what he um.... that;s what I heard....awwwwwww DAMMIT !! I PAID 40 DOLLARS FOR THE THING HOPING IT WOULD BE AWESOME, NOT BEING ABLE TO WAIT TO HEAR WHAT FRIGGIN GASGANO WAS GONNA SOUND LIKE, AND NOT ONLY DOES IT SUCK, BUT SOMEHOW BY DROPPING THE CONCEPT LIKE A HOT POTATO, THEY FOUND A WAY TO MAKE IT SUCK EVEN HARDER!!!!
Whew- sorry, but you just HAD to bring it up. I'm gonna go and put commtech reader on my list of phrases I don't want to display in my CP. THANKS A LOT!!!


Gee (snicker) that's too bad (snicker) mabudon. I... really feel bad about th...Bwah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!

:D

fourtwo
03-20-2002, 11:07 PM
i don't understand variant collecting. its worth more cause some fool made a mistake!
*shakes head*
its just about as weird as buying toys and keeping them in the package.

billfremore
03-20-2002, 11:23 PM
Originally posted by fourtwo
i don't understand variant collecting. its worth more cause some fool made a mistake!
*shakes head*
its just about as weird as buying toys and keeping them in the package.

I agree, that's one aspect of our hobby that I could never figure out.

So you have a rare EP1 Yoda with no logo. So, big deal.
If you're gonna sell it fine, make a profit.
But if you're gonna keep it and leave it in the package, I have to ask why?

greedo
03-21-2002, 10:49 AM
I agree whole hartidly, I open every toy, except the Luke Jedi theater edition, the package is the collectable item. Otherwise, I open all my figs. and display them on a shelf for all the dust to enjoy.

You can't appreciate them 100% through a plastic bubble. You gotta touch and see all sides.

fourtwo
03-21-2002, 03:20 PM
i kept 2 preview figs in the package, simply cause zam isn't that great and i bought an extra droid :) if i find jango and a clone i'll keep em in the box cause they;re somewhat "collectable".
everything else i own i opened.

haggis
03-22-2002, 12:08 AM
I open a figure if I want to display it. If not, I keep it in the package. I find carded figures are in more demand from a trading standpoint. When you live in Canada, you have to either be rich or trade to get everything that gets put out in the U.S.
Mabudon: Tell that friend of yours not to feel like such a loser. Could have happened to anyone...hahahahahahaha!