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Shadows of the Dark Side '10-'11 / Re: AT-AT
« on: January 7, 2010, 07:54 PM »
Ha!  We want Hasbro to pay the guy from the 501st?  Then he'd be making money off a BOOTLEG suit.  He didn't pay Lucas to make that thing =)


I would think that if the picture is the guys property, and as you said, the suit is a bootleg, then yeah, I think the guy could have a case.

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Shadows of the Dark Side '10-'11 / Re: AT-AT
« on: January 7, 2010, 05:12 PM »
Wow Jeff, thanks for that example.  See, I could be wrong, and I am ok with that.

I hope that 501st guy got paid!

edit:  user Rebeltrooper over at rebelscum is now reporting he called Hasbro and gave them the item number and according to him the Hasbro employee on the line confirmed it was a "Super Deluxe Vehicle AT-AT"!  glad I am wrong   ;D

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Shadows of the Dark Side '10-'11 / Re: AT-AT
« on: January 7, 2010, 04:59 PM »
I don't think the shot in the slide was intended to be the actual toy.  I recognized that shot immediatly as something I've seen before.  I think the slide was just saying "this is an AT-AT"...

Ok, but having said that - do you actually think Hasbro would be flipping, enhancing, and using an image of a product that was not owned by them?  Hasbro does not make Easykits.
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What makes you so absolutely certain that the image is that of the Easykit model?  It could very well be a shot of the model from TESB that Lucasfilm provided to both Hasbro and Easykit/Revell.  The most likely explanation for the image is that it's a still provided by Lucasfilm to Hasbro for retail solicitation until there's an approved prototype image that can be presented.

you are right, I am not certain.  I just don't think Hasbro would go the lazy route of photoshopping an old image, and its presentation to bigbox sellers in such a manner.  Hasbro would show off a $100 vehicle loud and proud.   I just can't see them not showing off the features - and just saying to these companies "Trust us, its going to be cool - here is a very small picture of what it might end up looking like".

I am hoping that the item is coming - I just think this slide, for the time being - is a fake.  perhaps I am wrong, hopefully I am, I just doubt it.


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Shadows of the Dark Side '10-'11 / Re: AT-AT
« on: January 7, 2010, 04:35 PM »
I don't think the shot in the slide was intended to be the actual toy.  I recognized that shot immediatly as something I've seen before.  I think the slide was just saying "this is an AT-AT"...

Ok, but having said that - do you actually think Hasbro would be flipping, enhancing, and using an image of a product that was not owned by them?  Hasbro does not make Easykits.

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Shadows of the Dark Side '10-'11 / Re: AT-AT
« on: January 7, 2010, 02:24 PM »
It took 27 pages of searching "AT-AT" in google images but I am calling it a fake now.  The below image was just flipped/enhanced.



Looks like it is an "easykit" if you scroll down to the bottom of this page

 :'(

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Shadows of the Dark Side '10-'11 / Re: AT-AT
« on: January 7, 2010, 01:23 PM »
The slide looks weak, but I can totally see Hasbro using that for some sort of internal presentation.  

Here's to hoping that it's legit, and that it's a nice surprise in the $100 price offering.   :)

completely agree about the "weakness" of the slide.  I am not sure what the purpose of the slide is, but I would think that if I, as a company, were showing off a new big box toy item, there would be a lot more focus on the actual toy itself - and not having what appears to me as a primary focus on two characters from the cartoon.

edit:  Plus you can find this picture is also dated all the way back from as early as March 2009

plus I would think any picture would atleast make some sort of attempt to to show off atleast one of the bulletted features...

Still hoping this is legit but I definitely do have my doubts.  

As for saving money on these big items - if I love it I will rush out and grab it full price, I did on both the Falcon and the Target Jabba Rancor.  If I am not head over heals about it but I do kinda like it I may pick it up on clearance, which is what I did end up doing for both the AT-TE ($50 at TRU this past summer) and the Turbo Tank ($45 after Christmas with a $5 off coupon at WM).

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Shadows of the Dark Side '10-'11 / Re: AT-AT
« on: January 7, 2010, 09:24 AM »
Just saw that too - here's hoping it's legit!

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1st-Legacy - Build-A-Droid
2nd-TAC - Coins
3rd- Saga Legends weapons lockers - even though I don't buy too many saga legends.

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I saw that coming a mile away.
edit:  now it is "coming soon - the all new toyrocket"   ::)

Anyway - I went to coupons.com to nab more coupons and they were gone!     :'(   Is it like this for others?

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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: More from TFU - Rumors/Speculation
« on: December 17, 2009, 02:47 PM »
Yeah, a Gorax would have been very cool as well. A nice tie-in to the Ewok movie.

I have been screaming this at RS.com - we need a "build-a-Gorax" line!!!

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Big Items of the Future!
« on: December 17, 2009, 02:46 PM »
As I said in the rumor thread though, I really do not think the AT TE and BMF have been in production this year at all.  So stock being sold at TRU and the like is over 2 years old.  That right there should be a red flag...the second being that it takes 50% off sales to even move those items.

Yeah, I agree they haven't been made recently and you are right, they probably are two years old - but even so with that being the case the sales that did go through did warrant Hasbro to go ahead and make future large items ie Turbo Tank and the Pit - and, just saying, by looking at a small sample (HTS's supply) perhaps they are selling well enough again.

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Big Items of the Future!
« on: December 17, 2009, 02:28 PM »
I don't know if this can realistically be used as any sort of "measuring stick" but not only are the Millenium Falcon or the AT-TE NOT available on HTS, but also, as of writing this, they are out of stock on both the Turbo Tank and the G.I. Joe PIT MOBILE HEADQUARTERS. 

The first 2 missing from HTS isn't a shocker to me, but the last 2 being sold out is hopefully a prett good sign.  Granted these items were both 20% off and had free shipping going for them, but hey - they are selling.

If they were sitting around collecting dust in a warehouse I would like to think that HTS would have them up for sale.

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LEGO / Re: LEGO 2010
« on: December 16, 2009, 11:23 AM »
hmmm...  I am hoping the release of these in Lego format means that there will be a 3 3/4 action figure release to coincide with these ESB items...

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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: More from TFU - Rumors/Speculation
« on: December 16, 2009, 08:30 AM »
I wonder if Hasbro would make a blind Rahm Kota?  I am just playing TFU for the first time right now and I am at the part where Maris Brood is seemingly turning evil holding Bail captive. 

Anyway, the blind Rahm Kota would be an easy one I could see Hasbro cheaping out on - just needing a new head.  Plus, I could see Hasbro putting him out again for another reason - my son just got the new Battlefront game for the Nintendo DS and I briefly saw that "blind Rahm Kota" is in that too.

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