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Offline CHEWIE

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Kamino Airwhale!!!
« on: June 9, 2003, 12:55 AM »




Check out this fantastic customizing job by Owen Driscoll.  Would you bite if Hasbro made this?  I definitely would.

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« Last Edit: June 9, 2003, 01:01 AM by CHEWIE »

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Re: Kamino Airwhale!!!
« Reply #1 on: June 9, 2003, 01:04 AM »
Kamino Aiwha? Lil' too big and dull, but it's a nice custom. Same goes for the vanilla Kaminoian.

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Re: Kamino Airwhale!!!
« Reply #2 on: June 9, 2003, 01:30 AM »
I dont think I would buy it either. A little too boring. BUT the custom is nice.
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Re: Kamino Airwhale!!!
« Reply #3 on: June 9, 2003, 01:41 AM »
Very nice custom, but I don't think the demand is really there.  :-\

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Re: Kamino Airwhale!!!
« Reply #4 on: June 9, 2003, 04:02 AM »
I'd take one!  I'm all for getting any/all of the beasts of the Star Wars world (anything from the SW world really).  Hasbro doesn't have too many beast choices available, so maybe they'll put one out.  But I kinda doubt it since some of their recent beasts haven't done too well (though some of them haven't hardly even been available in the States).

Excellent custom!  If Hasbro did make one, hopefully it would be on par with this nice version created above...

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Re: Kamino Airwhale!!!
« Reply #5 on: June 9, 2003, 07:31 AM »
If Hasbro did give us one, it would be in a "refresh" assortment number with the big-butted Shakk from Naboo. The Shakks would fill up the shelves before an Airwhale could ever make it out.

If they're going to release more beasts, I'd prefer to see OT stuff (a nice Sarlacc Pit puppet, for example).
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Re: Kamino Airwhale!!!
« Reply #6 on: June 9, 2003, 09:55 AM »
If somewhere down the line they do this, I suggest they make it a TRU exclusive.  TRU always does a fine job stocking their exclusives, plus this would limit production enough so Hasbro wouldn't get burnt.  They could scale it down some in size, and even throw in a second Kaminoian to spice it up a little.

Of course, I'd rather see a Sarlacc, Sail Barge, giant Spider Droid and AT-TE first, but perhaps somewhere down the line there will be a place for this in the Star Wars line.  Count me in when that day comes.

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Re: Kamino Airwhale!!!
« Reply #7 on: June 9, 2003, 10:54 AM »
It's certainly nowhwere near the top of my list.  However, I would probably get it if they made it.  

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Re: Kamino Airwhale!!!
« Reply #8 on: June 9, 2003, 12:21 PM »
Maybe collectors would get more excited about it if it had action features. Collectors LOVE action features. The wings could flap and the body would vibrate, missiles could shoot from its mouth, it would have light-up eyes and bellowing sounds, and the legs would have a "predator claw strike" action! Just picture all that action at once!It would be SO KEWL!!!

Of course I'd settle for a fully poseable version with a rider, but I'm just a kid.  ::)
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Re: Kamino Airwhale!!!
« Reply #9 on: June 9, 2003, 02:18 PM »
I think I'd pick one up if Hasbro made it and it was reasonably priced....this person did a very nice job on their custom job too.

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Re: Kamino Airwhale!!!
« Reply #10 on: June 9, 2003, 02:48 PM »
I like it.  It's a very well done custom, and I really like the Kaminoan riding that whale (if that's what you'd call it).  I would probably buy one if I saw it, but I doubt I'd order it online.  I'd have to see it first before I thought about buying one.
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Re: Kamino Airwhale!!!
« Reply #11 on: June 9, 2003, 05:00 PM »
I don't think it had enough screen time to warrant a toy (plus, it didn't "fight").

If one came out however, I would probably be compulsed to buy it.
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Re: Kamino Airwhale!!!
« Reply #12 on: June 9, 2003, 06:00 PM »
It is a nice custom, but I don't think that I would buy one. They would probably end up being shelfwarmers anyway.

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Re: Kamino Airwhale!!!
« Reply #13 on: June 9, 2003, 07:29 PM »
I'd buy one provided that it's $39.99 or less like the Rancor and Bantha.  It's relatively boring, but I'd get one at that price to hang from the ceiling or something.  I definitely would not bite if it were, say, an FAO exclusive priced at $89.99

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Re: Kamino Airwhale!!!
« Reply #14 on: June 9, 2003, 09:08 PM »
Judging from the negative responses this beast is getting, it's no wonder the Eopie never hit the States.

I'm a little disappointed. I always thought creatures in Star Wars were pretty cool. Ever since the Vintage Dewback first hit the shelves, I've been collecting the critters of Star Wars. I'd buy one of these in a heartbeat.

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