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Offline Darth Broem

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Poster Figures
« on: October 28, 2006, 09:38 PM »
Apparently Hasbro made a "Poster Figure" prototype of Darth Vader seen here if you scroll down http://www.sithtoys.com/POTF2unproduced.html  Sorry if everyone knew about this but I did not.  However, I think it's a nifty idea really.  I know the McQuarrie Concept figures are obviously going to take over anything "different" like these poster figures could have. 

I was just wondering what figures people would like to see if they based them off of posters.  There are some Hildebrandt posters that may or may not be cool for them to consider.  Eh, just thinking about something different tonight to ponder. 

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Re: Poster Figures
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2006, 10:29 AM »
well, i actually don't really like that idea to be honest. they dont really have much play value next to our other figs. they also remind me of the type of fig we got in april 2002.  :P on the other hand, they wud kik a-dubul s carded! (and i'm a C.C.C.)-Carded Completist Collector. We'll see...  :-\
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Re: Poster Figures
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2006, 09:30 PM »
The poster figure 4-packs popped up as a rumor right before SDCC this year in one of the Rebelscum 411 Reports:

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These action figure four packs will feature 8 x 11" movie poster replicas, and will include a special base to showcase the figures and posters. Currently we can expect six of these poster packs in 2007, but if the line is successful, we will likely see more. Don 't hold your breath for new sculpts though…


But at SDCC 2006, Hasbro said the Poster 4-pack idea was dropped because they chose to go with the Tin 4-pack idea instead for the 30th Anniversary (and this was confirmed in the Q&A from GH this past week).

Still a chance the Poster Figure 4-Packs could come back in the future, but for now they are dead...
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Re: Poster Figures
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2006, 09:36 AM »
I remember those rumors at one time as well, but I hadn't ever seen that pic of Vader until it popped up at the GH Q and A this week.  Could be kind of neat if they are someday released.

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Re: Poster Figures
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2006, 04:51 PM »
You know what I find really cool on that page? The unproduced proof cards at the bottom. I've never heard of Legends Of The Force--I assume that's what became Power of the Jedi? Anyone have other links or know anything more about it? My Google search turned up nothing, not even the SithToys.com page.

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Re: Poster Figures
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2006, 06:21 AM »
I'd love to see it, preferably single carded, somethign like the McQuarrie signature series figures where they are taking concept figures and making a nice little sub-line. The website says the figure is 2 1/2" wide and woudln't fit ona card but latley the bubbles have been larger, not sure about the 30th cards bubble size, though. We will have a concept Vader, maybe this will be it...that would be a let down, but I hope we get the figure in some form. 
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Re: Poster Figures
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2006, 09:41 AM »
One poster figure I could tolerate, more than that would help kill the line for me, or at least being a completest.
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Re: Poster Figures
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2006, 02:06 PM »
I say no to this, the idea sucks if it's for next year. A year that already seems to be crammed with product as it is.


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Re: Poster Figures
« Reply #8 on: November 1, 2006, 10:34 AM »
1st:

I like the idea of the poster figure, but I'm not sure it would legs, other than the Vader there's not many others I would want, so it would probably have to be an exclusive or something.  I don't think I'd like to see it rolled in with a regular line.

Not sure, thinking more, matbe an early 3PO or something, but again it's so niche, I could only see the hardcores going for it and no interest in the mainstream.  The ST was an exception becasue, well, it was cool.  I mean a ST with a saber, who wouldn't like that?

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The cardback is awesome (would need some tweaking with fonts maybe) with the exception of Lloyd.  Personally I don't think he does much for the Saga period.  I'd much rather see Hayden in his place.

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Re: Poster Figures
« Reply #9 on: November 1, 2006, 10:46 AM »
I don't like the idea of a just a few of them in the basic figure line - they'd be out of place and kind of silly to display alone.


But, if they do what they were originally planning to do:

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action figure four packs will feature 8 x 11" movie poster replicas, and will include a special base to showcase the figures and posters.

I'd be all over those.  By doing 4-packs with a poster backdrop and base, I think they would be a neat display item for the SW room.
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Re: Poster Figures
« Reply #10 on: November 1, 2006, 11:19 AM »
I think they've already done Luke:


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Re: Poster Figures
« Reply #11 on: November 1, 2006, 07:33 PM »
I think they've already done Luke:


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if they do this series though they can still save a buck and repack that one.  :P  ::)
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Re: Poster Figures
« Reply #12 on: November 1, 2006, 09:06 PM »
LOL!  This is true.  Okay, okay.  Most everyone dislikes this.  I got it.

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Re: Poster Figures
« Reply #13 on: November 3, 2006, 08:42 AM »
LOL!  This is true.  Okay, okay.  Most everyone dislikes this.  I got it.

It's also the idea behind the POTF2 Hag Leia!

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