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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #45 on: January 12, 2006, 01:59 PM »
I got this ever-so-helpful e-mail today from a source at Hasbro:


Jeff,

We are unable to discuss the Bounty Huny promotion at this time.  Further information will be passed along when available.


So, nothing new there... but I guess they did kinda confirm the have something planned and will make some kind of announcement at some point in the future.  Oh well, it was worth a shot... :-\
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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #46 on: January 12, 2006, 02:18 PM »
Learn more at Toy Fair, we will.

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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #47 on: January 12, 2006, 02:40 PM »
It wasn't a total loss Jeff.  Like you said, at least they confirmed that there is going to be a Bounty Hunt promo of some kind.  Let's just hope the details of it aren't too ridiculous.  :-\

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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #48 on: January 12, 2006, 05:03 PM »
We are unable to discuss the Bounty Huny promotion at this time.  Further information will be passed along when available.

Like when pics of the sticker appear on packaged shots of the Coruscant wave.

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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #49 on: January 12, 2006, 05:34 PM »
Jeff.... you had the only helpful comment in four pages.  All of the various fansites are going too danged crazy with rumors for the collecting community's own good...

Please note, I am normally one to HATE people that use all caps...but I hope you bear with me during this rant:

...that said...

WHAT THE HELL???? WE HAVE NOT HEARD ONE..NOT ONE WORD FROM THE MIGHTY H REGARDING WHAT THE "BOUNTY HUNT" IS ALL ABOUT. I HAVE SEEN FOUR OR FIVE SITES, EACH WITH THEIR OWN SPECULATIONS ABOUT WHAT THE "BOUNTY HUNT" IS. THEN EVERYONE SPREADS THESE RUMORS OUT, UNTIL THEY CHANGE AND MUTATE AND THEN EVERYONE THINKS THAT IT IS THE "WORD OF GOD" REGARDING WHAT THE "BOUNTY HUNT" IS....

WE DON'T KNOW.. WE DON'T KNOW BECAUSE THE MIGHTY H HAS NOT TOLD US YET... THEY HAVEN'T TOLD ANYONE!

ARE THEY PAINT VARIANTS? ARE THEY COUPONS FOR A GL STORMIE?
WE DON'T KNOW!!!!!!!! (DID I SAY THAT ALREADY?)

Personally, I don't think Scorch would be flagged as a "Bounty Hunt" fig by the Mighty H due to the express popularity already shown for the figure.

Bottom line folks... WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE "BOUNTY HUNT" IS ALL ABOUT UNTIL H TELLS US!

We can hope that will happen at ToyFair.
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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #50 on: January 16, 2006, 10:42 PM »
The plot seriously thickens: :o

Take a look here at NewForce.  You can get the gist of the idea when you go to the page, but here are a couple of assortments with interesting markings:

 SW 3 3/4 IN BASIC FIGURE, 2006 wave 3.4
Code: SW85770K
Price: $71.99
AVAILABLE FOR PRESELL
Quantity in Basket:  none
 
Scheduled to Contain (all info subject to change):
(2) Darth Vader Hoth
(1) Fire Pilot
(1) Commander Cody
(1) Neimoidian Pilot
(2) Clone Trooper
(1) Foul Moudama (Muftak Jedi)
(1) Anakin Skywalker
(1) Ki Adi Mundi (hologram)
(1) General Grievous (Bounty Hunt figure)
(1) Scorch (Bounty Hunt figure)



SW 3 3/4 IN BASIC FIGURE, 2006 wave 3.3
Code: SW85770J
Price: $71.99
AVAILABLE FOR PRESELL
Quantity in Basket:  none
 
Scheduled to Contain (all info subject to change):
(2) Darth Vader Hoth
(1) Fire Pilot
(1) Commander Cody
(1) Neimoidian Pilot
(2) Clone Trooper
(1) Foul Moudama (Muftak Jedi)
(1) General Grievous
(1) Obi-Wan Kenobi
(1) Anakin Skywalker (Bounty Hunt figure)
(1) Obi-Wan Kenobi (Bounty Hunt figure)



Uh, what? ??? :-\




For the record, here are all the figures listed as potential bounty hunt figures, by wave, code:

SW 3 3/4 IN BASIC FIGURE, 2006 wave 3.4
Code: SW85770K
(1) General Grievous (Bounty Hunt figure)
(1) Scorch (Bounty Hunt figure)


SW 3 3/4 IN BASIC FIGURE, 2006 wave 3.3
Code: SW85770J
(1) Anakin Skywalker (Bounty Hunt figure)
(1) Obi-Wan Kenobi (Bounty Hunt figure)


SW 3 3/4 IN BASIC FIGURE, 2006 wave 3.2
Code: SW85770H
(1) AT-AT Driver (Bounty Hunt figure)
(1) Commander Cody (Bounty Hunt figure)


SW 3 3/4 IN BASIC FIGURE, 2006 wave 3.1
Code: SW85770G
(1) Boba Fett (Bounty Hunt figure)
(1)Snowtrooper (Bounty Hunt figure)


SW 3 3/4 IN BASIC FIGURE, 2006 wave 3
Code: SW85770F
(1) Darth Vader (Bounty Hunt figure)
(1) Han Solo (w/Carbonite) (Bounty Hunt figure)


Those went up today at Newforcecomics.com.  (I've been waiting for them to post as I'm willing to give Rick and the gang another shot but if they screw it up, it's EE forever baby.)

I smells a trouble a brewin' for them thar completeist folk...
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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #51 on: January 16, 2006, 10:58 PM »
So I guess we can assume they'll be paint variants. Whew.
I was hoping that the 2006 VOTC weren't going to be the Bounty Hunt figures (though that doesn't rule out Hasbro having some type of BH thing with that series.)
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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #52 on: January 16, 2006, 11:22 PM »
I'm wagering package variations now too, more than anything else, which is alright I guess...  I'm not a HUGE fan of this idea either way, but I'd rather a package change than paint variant clones noone can find, or some ****.
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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #53 on: January 16, 2006, 11:28 PM »
I hate that chase ****. It ruins every ******* hobby. Comics, trading cards, now toys? F you, Hasbro.

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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #54 on: January 16, 2006, 11:44 PM »
I hate that chase ****. It ruins every ******* hobby. Comics, trading cards, now toys? F you, Hasbro.

I can't agree more.

**** you Hasbro.

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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #55 on: January 17, 2006, 01:12 AM »
I hate that chase ****. It ruins every ******* hobby. Comics, trading cards, now toys? F you, Hasbro.

Agreed. It's only a matter of time before certain characters are only available as chases, and all hell will break loose.

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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #56 on: January 17, 2006, 02:29 AM »
Hmm. Newforce doesn't not have the disclaimer that the Bounty Hunt figures are not guarunteed. Could these be simple one per casers?

Regardless, I'm still not liking the sound of this.
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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #57 on: January 17, 2006, 09:20 AM »
The chase figures have GOT to be a packaging variation. 

How can you redeco Han Solo in Carbonite or Darth Vader for that matter?

(besides "chrome" plating or whatever)

I agree, chase elements ruin the hobby - completists will drain their wallets to obtain all of the chase figures while scalpers will increase their toy runs and only collect for profit.

The only person who benefits is Hasbro - in theory, they should sell more cases to online retailers - who in turn, sell more cases to collectors.

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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #58 on: January 17, 2006, 09:35 AM »
Yeah, I sure hope these are not going to be chase figures.  My God it's tough enough just to get regular figures sometimes let alone chase figures. 

I am guessing Hasbro will release this Bounty Hunt info at Toy Fair/Fare (sp?).  That or the "other site" will have some nugget of wisdom to pass along since they seem to fancy themselves in that way now. 

Or maybe that other guy from GH who teams up with Hasbro on those exclusive items will spill the beans?

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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #59 on: January 17, 2006, 09:41 AM »
If these are indeed chase figures, I'm going to sit back and watch that "other site's" forums implode. Think about it, they seem to be run by people in it for the money now (the members, not the admin's,) and I have not seen one scalper team last because of jealousy and resentment over the others better luck. RS is doomed.
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