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Re: Funeral Pyre Vader w/ Luke
« Reply #150 on: November 16, 2009, 08:13 PM »
A small update thanks to the Hasbro Q&A:

1. Now that you've had some time to digest the fan response to that Funeral Pyre Darth Vader set at and after SDCC, what do you think - yea or nay? Any closer to finding it a home in the 2010/2011 line-up? Or is it pretty much dead thanks to the slowdown in Legacy product demand?

** The response seemed to be good, and we're on the hunt for a suitable retail partner for this. The slowdown in Legacy has not helped a lot of collector-targeted exclusives (as this would be) so we have to find the right partner who can work with smaller quantities.


No confirmation or anything, but at least it hasn't been totally dismissed yet...
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Re: Funeral Pyre Vader w/ Luke
« Reply #151 on: November 17, 2009, 01:58 PM »
But "smaller quantitites" is also going to mean HIGHER price point...

Meh, this is already looking like a pass for me. Honestly, 2 rehashed figures and a stack of twigs with maybe a small LED in them. $20 ok, more than that? Have you met my friend Ben Dover...
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Re: Funeral Pyre Vader w/ Luke
« Reply #152 on: November 18, 2009, 12:13 AM »
Honestly, I hope this set isn't made. :( It's a waste right now. Good idea, but it would be better for whenever Hasbro does a final goodbye to the Star Wars line in general.
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Re: Funeral Pyre Vader w/ Luke
« Reply #153 on: November 18, 2009, 10:36 AM »
Sounds like a potential Star Wars Shop exclusive to me.
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Re: Funeral Pyre Vader w/ Luke
« Reply #154 on: November 19, 2009, 09:17 AM »
There you go. Sounds like a good venue.
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Re: Funeral Pyre Vader w/ Luke
« Reply #155 on: November 19, 2009, 11:05 AM »
There you go. Sounds like a good venue.

Agreed. Then it can just collect dust there at SWS.com instead of mucking up store shelves and other reputable e-tailers warehouses...
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Re: Funeral Pyre Vader w/ Luke
« Reply #156 on: March 8, 2010, 10:30 PM »
Has there been any updates on this item yet? Is it dead or will it be coming. i for one am one that would like to add this to my collection. Q&A question maybe.....
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Re: Funeral Pyre Vader w/ Luke
« Reply #157 on: March 8, 2010, 10:43 PM »
Not dead, but in the "maybe, someday, if we can find the right partner" pile...
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Re: Funeral Pyre Vader w/ Luke
« Reply #158 on: March 8, 2010, 10:45 PM »
Not dead, but in the "maybe, someday, if we can find the right partner" pile...

Thanks for the info. Maybe some news will pop up at SDCC. That or it's dead.
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Re: Funeral Pyre Vader w/ Luke
« Reply #159 on: March 8, 2010, 10:49 PM »
Seems more that the punch in the nuts realistic took recently has them thinking it's gotta be at the right time and 2010's maybe not it.
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Re: Funeral Pyre Vader w/ Luke
« Reply #160 on: March 9, 2010, 12:02 AM »
It really may not be the right time depending what the pricetag is going to be for it.  Maybe next year?

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Re: Funeral Pyre Vader w/ Luke
« Reply #161 on: March 9, 2010, 12:34 AM »
I think, if this is made at all, you'll see it as some convention exclusive during the 30th Anniversary of ROTJ.
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Re: Funeral Pyre Vader w/ Luke
« Reply #162 on: March 9, 2010, 10:07 AM »
I think Adam Pawlus just answered a question about this on GH yesterday, did not sound optimistic.
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Re: Funeral Pyre Vader w/ Luke
« Reply #163 on: March 9, 2010, 10:12 AM »
That's because he HATES everything about this thing.
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Re: Funeral Pyre Vader w/ Luke
« Reply #164 on: March 9, 2010, 01:13 PM »
That's because he HATES everything about this thing.

Not true!  I like the Darth Vader figure.  I also have that Darth Vader figure.  I also like the Luke figure a great deal.   Interestingly, I also have that Luke figure.  (Not the torch, but still, I can cobble one together.)

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