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Re: Antique Finish Detail
« Reply #45 on: April 1, 2010, 01:17 PM »
I was just thinking of a great way to add Darth Vader into this chase assortment until I saw the April-Fool'-Day-possibility gig. I DO hope that Hasbro keeps intends to do this, though, well, because the line is gonna need a chase assortment anyway!

IF this assortment isn't a joke, I think it would be cool to re-release the Vader included in the ESB wave (w/ 3-piece helmet), but with a vinyl cape instead, in place of the normal fabric. It would be a very cool release. And I'm not praising in any way the choices that are already expected to appear (I really don't care if the Bespin Pilot is repainted). 
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Re: Antique Finish Detail
« Reply #46 on: April 1, 2010, 02:19 PM »
Well, I don't think it was a joke - if so, they're hiding it rather well. 

I'm pretty sure this is the joke.

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Re: Antique Finish Detail
« Reply #47 on: April 1, 2010, 03:23 PM »
Well, I don't think it was a joke

Think again... ;)  Rumor Report: "Antique Force Detail" Chases The Vintage Collection?

Guess this seals the deal.  Fun idea, but definitely a prank...
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« Reply #48 on: April 1, 2010, 03:28 PM »
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Re: Antique Finish Detail
« Reply #49 on: April 1, 2010, 03:45 PM »
Damnit. 

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Re: Antique Finish Detail
« Reply #50 on: April 1, 2010, 04:23 PM »
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Re: Antique Finish Detail
« Reply #51 on: April 1, 2010, 05:43 PM »
Yup, this has got to be a prank (unfortunately :().

The Hoth Han Solo slated for the ESB was included in the variant assortment. But Kenner NEVER (I think) made this figure in the Vintage run. And why would all this information be released in a single day? Usually it starts off as a rumor and then takes a long period to be unveiled.

It WAS a goo joke, though. ;)
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Re: Antique Finish Detail
« Reply #52 on: April 1, 2010, 06:43 PM »
The name never sounded quite right to me, but I didn't put the whole "A..F..D" thing together until I read it here.  It makes sense now that it is likely an April Fool's "joke".  It is too bad really, because it sounded like it could be something kind of neat.

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Re: Antique Finish Detail
« Reply #53 on: April 1, 2010, 07:14 PM »
Leaking this a few days in advance of AFD is crummy, if you ask me.  Have fun with the day all you want, but if this is a joke, then it's not the way to go about it.

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Re: Antique Finish Detail
« Reply #54 on: April 1, 2010, 08:13 PM »
Leaking this a few days in advance of AFD is crummy, if you ask me.  Have fun with the day all you want, but if this is a joke, then it's not the way to go about it.

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Re: Antique Finish Detail
« Reply #55 on: April 1, 2010, 11:15 PM »
Leaking this a few days in advance of AFD is crummy, if you ask me.  Have fun with the day all you want, but if this is a joke, then it's not the way to go about it.

Crummy is right, I am 100% with you there.
I cannot believe what a clusterfluck this turned out to be. I find the backfiring of all of this more funny than the joke. (I actually hated the joke because it was two days prior and this would have been awesome! I really, really dug these!) It was so bad they pulled the picture article within a few short hours and still no full explanation to this debacle from the folks who concocted this.

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Re: Antique Finish Detail
« Reply #56 on: April 2, 2010, 12:20 PM »
I did think the concept was rather cool at least.  Oh well - it's April 2nd, and I'm moving on.

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Re: Antique Finish Detail
« Reply #57 on: April 2, 2010, 12:23 PM »
The paint job of AFD is the blend of tradition and evolution of figures.

the death squad commander would be a re paint of the tac death star trooper, I think they could offer a head variation if they couldnīt change the body.

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Re: Antique Finish Detail
« Reply #58 on: April 2, 2010, 02:32 PM »
JediTempleArchives had a similar April Fool's Day prank like this - click here to read this pretty good joke.

I had fallen for this when it came out!
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Re: Antique Finish Detail
« Reply #59 on: April 2, 2010, 03:43 PM »
Isn't everything on RS a joke?

The photoshop work on those figures is terrible. Curto has done better than that.
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