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Offline Darth Broem

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Re: 30th Anniversary Cards?
« Reply #60 on: July 15, 2006, 02:03 PM »
For me it's just very different than any SW packaging before it.  I dont really care for it just looking at it on the web.  I want to see what a figure and coin on it looks like which I assume they will unveil some at the SDCC.  I agree with some other comments that there seems to be a lot going on with the card itself that is kind of odd or distracting to me.  I don't hate it but I don't have a positive feeling about it either.  It reminds me of boxes that are flat at first before you fold them into a box itself.  It's just very different.  For me I like the vintage cardbacks and the OTC/SAGA2 packaging the best.  I just prefer that style over this apparently.

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Re: 30th Anniversary Cards?
« Reply #61 on: July 15, 2006, 03:13 PM »
I know it is doubtful, but maybe the bubble will encase the whole card or there is a second piece to the card that will enclose the bubble and even out the corners to give it a more rectangular shape.
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Re: 30th Anniversary Cards?
« Reply #62 on: July 15, 2006, 09:02 PM »
as also being a loose collector, I dont care about the card. I like it, but I am more worried about how will star cases change or even worse, the price!
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Re: 30th Anniversary Cards?
« Reply #63 on: July 15, 2006, 09:19 PM »
Woohoo!  My thread's really taken off. Oddly enough, I like these cards.  They are different, and not what I expected, but they are striking.  And that's coming from  a true OT 77 fan.

While I love the current cards, I look forward to seeing more of these.
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Re: 30th Anniversary Cards?
« Reply #64 on: July 18, 2006, 02:35 PM »
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"We chose a contemporary styling to the logo for a fresh look at the brand, and created a distressed architecture to celebrate its long heritage," says Pilot partner Chris Ford. "It was important to deliver an ownable shape to the action figure packaging in particular." adds Concannon.

Apparently they put a lot of thought in, yet didn't notice that it's just generally wobbly looking.  Of course, maybe this guy's just going over my head.  After all, I don't know what "ownable" even means.

Well if ownable means collectible, they clearly don't get it and aren't collectors themselves.  Presumably they want people to want to collect these on cards.  Again the point about too many corners.  Also look at the VOTC/VTSC, those are ownable - classic, clean and even without the included star case would be easy to maintain in MOMC condition.  Not getting it.
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Re: 30th Anniversary Cards?
« Reply #65 on: July 19, 2006, 05:52 AM »
It's different, which is about all I can say for it.  I don't hate it, but I open my figs, so.

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Re: 30th Anniversary Cards?
« Reply #66 on: July 19, 2006, 03:21 PM »
i like but since i open my figs it realy doesnt affect me that much  ;)
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Re: 30th Anniversary Cards?
« Reply #67 on: July 20, 2006, 12:21 PM »
i like but since i open my figs it realy doesnt affect me that much  ;)



Same here. Card look/condition is irrelevant to me.

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« Reply #68 on: November 21, 2006, 10:08 PM »
Being a carded collector, I don't really like it. It may grow on me but right now it sucks. I can see the package mangled already.

that is exactly what i am thinking about this card design. i love the 2006 packaging and while i can understand that hasbro wants to do something special for the anniversary, maybe we can see a return of the Saga Collection in '08. that'd be fine by me.
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Re: 30th Anniversary Cards?
« Reply #69 on: November 21, 2006, 10:58 PM »
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"We chose a contemporary styling to the logo for a fresh look at the brand, and created a distressed architecture to celebrate its long heritage," says Pilot partner Chris Ford. "It was important to deliver an ownable shape to the action figure packaging in particular." adds Concannon.

Apparently they put a lot of thought in, yet didn't notice that it's just generally wobbly looking.  Of course, maybe this guy's just going over my head.  After all, I don't know what "ownable" even means.

Well if ownable means collectible, they clearly don't get it and aren't collectors themselves.  Presumably they want people to want to collect these on cards.  Again the point about too many corners.  Also look at the VOTC/VTSC, those are ownable - classic, clean and even without the included star case would be easy to maintain in MOMC condition.  Not getting it.

Chris Ford sounds like a dime-a-dozen MBA.  What the hell does it mean to "create[ ] a distressed architecture to celebrate its long heritage"?

Huh?

First, what does "distressed architecture" mean, and second, what does it have to do with anything's "long heritage"?

Chris Ford is a douche, but I personally don't care about the packaging because I'm an opener.
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Re: 30th Anniversary Cards?
« Reply #70 on: November 22, 2006, 11:31 AM »
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"We chose a contemporary styling to the logo for a fresh look at the brand, and created a distressed architecture to celebrate its long heritage," says Pilot partner Chris Ford. "It was important to deliver an ownable shape to the action figure packaging in particular." adds Concannon.

Apparently they put a lot of thought in, yet didn't notice that it's just generally wobbly looking.  Of course, maybe this guy's just going over my head.  After all, I don't know what "ownable" even means.



Well if ownable means collectible, they clearly don't get it and aren't collectors themselves.  Presumably they want people to want to collect these on cards.  Again the point about too many corners.  Also look at the VOTC/VTSC, those are ownable - classic, clean and even without the included star case would be easy to maintain in MOMC condition.  Not getting it.

Chris Ford sounds like a dime-a-dozen MBA.  What the hell does it mean to "create[ ] a distressed architecture to celebrate its long heritage"?

Huh?

First, what does "distressed architecture" mean, and second, what does it have to do with anything's "long heritage"?

Chris Ford is a douche, but I personally don't care about the packaging because I'm an opener.

I don't care about the packaging either as I've become more "opener" than not...   I also don't see myself caring for much of this line anymore with Repacks/Repaints Galore coming next year as well... I'll end up with the new characters but that's about it.
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Re: 30th Anniversary Cards?
« Reply #71 on: November 22, 2006, 01:59 PM »
Oddly enough I'm more into buying these for the coins...possibly.  Those may pull a few more purchases from me that I otherwise would not get.  For example, I want the Kenobi and R2-D2 more for the coin than the actual figure itself. 

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Re: 30th Anniversary Cards?
« Reply #72 on: November 22, 2006, 05:44 PM »
Oddly enough I'm more into buying these for the coins...possibly.  Those may pull a few more purchases from me that I otherwise would not get.  For example, I want the Kenobi and R2-D2 more for the coin than the actual figure itself. 

me too, and those are the exact two figures im not the most thrilled about, too. especially kenobi. i actually kinda like the coins, i think they add value to the fig.

that is, they add value if they dont add another two bucks to the cost.
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Re: 30th Anniversary Cards?
« Reply #73 on: November 25, 2006, 08:31 AM »
I can see how someone would like the coins because coin collecting has always been big.  Still, to claim that it adds value to the figure makes no sense whatsoever.  The figure exists regardless of the irrelevant coin pack-in.  The coins are another way for Hasbro to dick us around some more.
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Re: 30th Anniversary Cards?
« Reply #74 on: November 27, 2006, 02:31 PM »
i dont like the new cards very much, but maybe i will like them, when they reach stores
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