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Offline Pete_Fett

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Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive 501st Legion Stormtrooper?
« Reply #45 on: April 22, 2006, 02:01 PM »
I like it. Not enough to army build them, but I'll be happy with one to keep MOC and if possible a second one to open.

The Shadow Stormtrooper on the other hand - 6 man squad here I come!

I almost view this piece as akin to the Celebration III Vader.

Deep down, I'm not thrilled about stuff that is meant to be exclusive to a specific event as not everyone can travel and I personally don't feel like I should have to travel all over the US or internationally to get a complete collection of a toy line. So I'll resort to either (a) an assist from someone here; (b) an online site that MIGHT have them after SDCC or worst case (c) eBay.



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Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive 501st Legion Stormtrooper?
« Reply #46 on: April 22, 2006, 04:46 PM »
Yeah, I'm underwhelmed by this... a plain stormtrooper with an imperial logo on his chest and a flag.  Nice packaging, though.  I don't remember seeing any flags in the movies, much less with English words on them.  Although, I guess it's probably okay to have a so-so exclusive for these types of things because it's difficult for people to get without going to the convention.

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Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive 501st Legion Stormtrooper?
« Reply #47 on: April 22, 2006, 06:35 PM »
Well I guess everyone has done their homework and know by now that it seems this figure is not a joke (although the price is, lol) and the Shadow Stormtrooper will NOT be at SDCC.

I hate the pricing too, but since HasBLO keeps starving us, we keep buying.  So, I'm wanting a couple of these myself.

Does anyone have any information as to whether or not this figure will make it to an online seller (most likely StarWarsShop.com)??

I'd prefer not to miss out on this piece.  :)
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Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive 501st Legion Stormtrooper?
« Reply #48 on: April 23, 2006, 06:02 PM »
According to the info on this one, the insert card is removable so that 501st legion dudes can put their own card in there to have their "own" action figure.

Since I'm not a member of the 501st legion, I think I'll stick a different card in there... 



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Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive 501st Legion Stormtrooper?
« Reply #49 on: April 23, 2006, 06:41 PM »
Have to admit, I'm digging the pacakging. I don't why, but I really like the decal and am much more excited about this one than the Shadowtrooper.
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Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive 501st Legion Stormtrooper?
« Reply #50 on: April 23, 2006, 07:19 PM »
I can do without this one.  Even though I promised to buy ANY incarnation of the VOTC Stormie mold, I am out on this one.

Gotta Hand it to the 501st, somebody without a Retail or Online shop got an exclusive made.  My hat (bucket) is off to them.

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Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive 501st Legion Stormtrooper?
« Reply #51 on: April 23, 2006, 10:47 PM »
I don't see why there's all the hype for this guy. He has a good sclupt, woohoo, no one went crazy over Gree for having the SA sculpt. Oh my!! look!! they stamped on a itty bitty teeny weeny 501st legion emblem!! cool!!!


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Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive 501st Legion Stormtrooper?
« Reply #52 on: April 24, 2006, 08:02 AM »
For me, the figure is nothing special. I just like the flag it comes with, I think its cool becuase it's something different.
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Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive 501st Legion Stormtrooper?
« Reply #53 on: April 24, 2006, 10:47 AM »
I kind of like this figure, and it would be nice to be able to just get one to add to the collection.  If someone is able to help me out, or if they are offered online, I'll gladly get one - but I don't need an army of them.  I kind of like the packaging too, even though I open up pretty much everything.  It does look nice.  Now just release that Stormtrooper sculpt in the basic line Hasbro :P.

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Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive 501st Legion Stormtrooper?
« Reply #54 on: April 24, 2006, 06:45 PM »
I really want this guy just for the VOTC Stormie. The flag's cool, but it just doesn't seem SW-ish.
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Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive 501st Legion Stormtrooper?
« Reply #55 on: April 24, 2006, 09:14 PM »
I really want this guy just for the VOTC Stormie. The flag's cool, but it just doesn't seem SW-ish.

While you're very right, it still works for me. I donno. I usually hate anything EU made in plasitic (like the Shadow Stormtrooper,) but there's just something about this that is so cool.
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Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive 501st Legion Stormtrooper?
« Reply #56 on: April 24, 2006, 09:18 PM »
I'll pass on this. Now that spiffy EU Shadow Stormie on the other hand...

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Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive 501st Legion Stormtrooper?
« Reply #57 on: April 24, 2006, 09:19 PM »
I'll pass on this. Now that spiffy EU Shadow Stormie on the other hand...

I'm skipping both of these. Too much money to too little interest ratio. :P

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Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive 501st Legion Stormtrooper?
« Reply #58 on: April 25, 2006, 02:39 AM »
I don't see why there's all the hype for this guy. He has a good sclupt, woohoo, no one went crazy over Gree for having the SA sculpt. Oh my!! look!! they stamped on a itty bitty teeny weeny 501st legion emblem!! cool!!

Well, nobody went crazy over Gree because, the SA sculpt is awesome...  for an SA Trooper, but for Gree the SA sculpt just sucked.  It wasn't accurate to his character, lacking the leg holster(s), the "suspenders", etc... 

For the 501st Exclusive Trooper...  Eh, I don't know.  I'm stoked that they did use the SA sculpt since it surpasses all others.  This is just a Stormtrooper with some "flare" so I'm glad for the sculpt in that regard...  It's the best sculpt for the job, but the price will kill the figure from being affordable, and the exclusive label will hurt how available it is I'd assume.

The 501st them is a "fan wank" as they say, and nothing more...  I love the banner for reasons already stated.  I've seen custom banners like that for SW figures and I think they're a great touch of earth history to Star Wars life...  The 501st logo on the chest is cool, all part of the "fan wank" again, but I agree it should be in aurabesh, not English.

It's a cool figure...  It's not a cool army builder at its (inevitable) inflated price.  I still wish I had the ability to get one of these for every 10 Stormtroopers I have...  They're the perfect front line to a Stormtrooper army display.
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Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive 501st Legion Stormtrooper?
« Reply #59 on: April 26, 2006, 06:25 PM »
I'd like one so if anyone here goes and gets an extra and if the price is not too astronimical, I'd pay ya for it.
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