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Star Wars Celebration had no exclusive figure... CII brought us the first-ever GL fig... And CIII, coming on the eve of Darth Vader's big "debut" movie, saw the release of an exclusive Vader fig.... What would you like to see for a 30TH anniversary con fig?

A tribute to the original Star Wars? In what form? Something again focusing on Vader? Luke? Another Lucas...? ::)

Here's my idea: Focus on father & son, Anakin & Luke Skywalker, not just the first film. A set featuring Anakin & Luke seeing each other for the first time, as depicted in the original Return of the Jedi.

Retool Evolutions Vader with a head featuring the original Sebation Shaw make-up, eyebrows and all. Give him the sweet smile of an old man who's taken a long, dark road to finally find love for his son. Retool the right hand to 1) hold a saber and 2) remove to feature a peg sculpted/painted in the form of severed wires.

Take whatever superdeluxe mucho articulated ROJ Luke you're working on (or have completed) for the (V)TSC line, and sculpt a new head for it. Give Luke the sad look he has on seeing the condition of his broken father. Sculpt a little tear running down his cheek.

Now pack the two of 'em with Luke posed kneeling over dad, on a base with a 30TH anniversary logo and whatever name they decide on for the con ("Star Wars 30TH Anniversary Celebration"?).

What would you like to get from the event.....?


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Re: So what do you want to see for a 30TH anniversary con figure?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2006, 07:10 PM »
Whatever they do for the 30th, let it have decent articulation.
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Re: So what do you want to see for a 30TH anniversary con figure?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2006, 07:28 PM »
Could care less about the Artic.

Would like them to make a 'talking Darth Sidious/Emperor Palpatine' like the one I asked for in the Hey Hasbro thread.

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Re: So what do you want to see for a 30TH anniversary con figure?
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2006, 07:33 PM »
If it's an exclusive to a convention, I just hope it continues to be in the grand tradition of being nothing I want, and usually EU.
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Re: So what do you want to see for a 30TH anniversary con figure?
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2006, 07:55 PM »
Here's my idea: Focus on father & son, Anakin & Luke Skywalker, not just the first film. A set featuring Anakin & Luke seeing each other for the first time, as depicted in the original Return of the Jedi.

Retool Evolutions Vader with a head featuring the original Sebation Shaw make-up, eyebrows and all. Give him the sweet smile of an old man who's taken a long, dark road to finally find love for his son. Retool the right hand to 1) hold a saber and 2) remove to feature a peg sculpted/painted in the form of severed wires.

Take whatever superdeluxe mucho articulated ROJ Luke you're working on (or have completed) for the (V)TSC line, and sculpt a new head for it. Give Luke the sad look he has on seeing the condition of his broken father. Sculpt a little tear running down his cheek.

Now pack the two of 'em with Luke posed kneeling over dad, on a base with a 30TH anniversary logo and whatever name they decide on for the con ("Star Wars 30TH Anniversary Celebration"?).

Interesting idea, but something like that would be better for Jedi's 25th anniversary in 2008, in my opinion.

For the anniversaries of the individual films, I like the idea of specific figures or sets from that specific film itself, as opposed to something from the saga as a whole. 

It'll never happen, but for ANH's 30th, I could totally go for a Rebel Ceremony three-pack.  New Ceremony Luke, Leia, and Han, with maybe a little mini base to go with them. 



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Re: So what do you want to see for a 30TH anniversary con figure?
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2006, 08:11 PM »
Interesting idea, but something like that would be better for Jedi's 25th anniversary in 2008, in my opinion.

For the anniversaries of the individual films, I like the idea of specific figures or sets from that specific film itself, as opposed to something from the saga as a whole. 

It'll never happen, but for ANH's 30th, I could totally go for a Rebel Ceremony three-pack.  New Ceremony Luke, Leia, and Han, with maybe a little mini base to go with them.

Yeah, it's a ROJ scene, but I was going for the essence of the Saga. I'm not feelin' a Yavin ceremony scene, since they're already apparently doing Yavin Luke and Han later this year.

Actually, they should do a goddamn set of theatrical OT DVDs for the anniversary. >:( **** figs. I skipped out on CIII because I was pissed the OT DVDs were sans theatrical. Hope they don't put out a 30th box set with no no originals, piss me off again and prompt me not to go to this one. >:(

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Re: So what do you want to see for a 30TH anniversary con figure?
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2006, 08:57 PM »
Yeah, it's a ROJ scene, but I was going for the essence of the Saga. I'm not feelin' a Yavin ceremony scene, since they're already apparently doing Yavin Luke and Han later this year.

Yeah, if those rumors pan out, then I wouldn't be too keen on a ceremony set, either.  That scene has never gotten it's due, though.  Four figures total (two Leias, two Lukes--all of which suck, and came out before Phantom Menace, and a Han that's never been done before).  I've always really liked Luke's outfit, too--and a new one could really kick ass by today's standards.

But that scene's always been virtually ignored in the modern line, for whatever reason.  Too bad, too--it lends itself perfectly to some sort of "cinema scene" display.

I don't know what else I'd go for from ANH, though.  Getting sick of Vader, and the main characters (in their main outfits) are really played out, too.  But that kind of stuff is almost what you have to focus on in an anniversary set. 

I wouldn't mind some sort of Luke/Beru/Owen set, or maybe a Death Star conference room set, either--featuring a new Tarkin, Tagge, and CommTech Vader (or a new ANH-styled Vader).


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Re: So what do you want to see for a 30TH anniversary con figure?
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2006, 08:58 PM »
I was thinking a cool idea would be a  3.75' Luke/Han/Chewie 3-Pack, packaged to look like they're escorting Chewie down the DS hallway. My vision of the set:

30th Anniversary Figure 3-Pack:
-Ultimate Han Solo In Stormtrooper Armor w/ Removable Helmet And E-11 Rifle
-Ultimate Luke Skywalker In Stormtrooper Armor w/ Removable Helmet And OLT-19 Heavy Rifle
-Ultimate Chewbacca w/ Imperial Binders And OLT-19 Heavy Rifle

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Re: So what do you want to see for a 30TH anniversary con figure?
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2006, 09:11 PM »
30 years, 6 films and Vader's already been done. How 'bout R2 and 3PO? They're pretty Iconic. Perhaps a MacQuarrie set?
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Re: So what do you want to see for a 30TH anniversary con figure?
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2006, 09:15 PM »
30 years, 6 films and Vader's already been done. How 'bout R2 and 3PO? They're pretty Iconic. Perhaps a MacQuarrie set?

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Re: So what do you want to see for a 30TH anniversary con figure?
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2006, 09:17 PM »
Perhaps a MacQuarrie set?

That's a good idea. My vision of that set:

30th Anniversary McQuarrie Figure 5-Pack
-NEW McQuarrie Art Darth Vader w/ Lightsaber, Removable Helmet, And SG Cape
-NEW McQuarrie Art Luke Skywalker w/ Lightsaber
-Repack McQuarrie Art Stormtrooper w/ Lightsaber, Shield, And Blaster
-NEW McQuarrie Art Chewbacca w/ Blaster Rifle
-NEW McQuarrie Art C-3P0

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Re: So what do you want to see for a 30TH anniversary con figure?
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2006, 09:21 PM »
Four brand new sculpts for a 30th exclusive? What's the price tag on that, a pint of blood?

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Re: So what do you want to see for a 30TH anniversary con figure?
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2006, 09:22 PM »
What's the price tag on that, a pint of blood?

No blood isn't very good money. It would be around $25-30.

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Re: So what do you want to see for a 30TH anniversary con figure?
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2006, 09:57 PM »
How 'bout a Carrie Fisher snorting Coke figure?  :P
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Re: So what do you want to see for a 30TH anniversary con figure?
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2006, 10:01 PM »
As long as we are dreaming, can I 'uber'-dream 2 3-packs each with a DETAILED half of the Falcon cockpit for a super Cinema Scene.  Figs:  SA Han, SA Chewie, and SA Obi (maybe all VOTC original figs will work) & Luke (from the upcoming Tatooine wave), 3PO & R2.   These figs have all been done and the only thing that would need to be sure of is they are scene specific (can' t remember if Obi had his robe on, if so, hood up or down???)  So, with almost nothing new to do on the figures, then how about making the cockpit halves to scale and detailed?   Anyway.... that's my idea.
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