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2012 - "One EU Figure In Every Wave"
« on: February 10, 2011, 12:05 AM »
Interesting tidbit from Darryl DePriest in the ForceCast this week...

1 EU Figure in Every Wave come 2012.  I'm sort of surprised.  Plus his desire to see comic packs actually come back.  Let the EU bashing begin!  (or the love)
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Re: 2012 - "One EU Figure In Every Wave"
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2011, 12:43 AM »
Sounds good to me. May help me be more interested.
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Re: 2012 - "One EU Figure In Every Wave"
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2011, 08:30 AM »
Can you block me from being able to read this thread?  ;)

I don't know if I have the energy to stick up for EU stuff this much.
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Re: 2012 - "One EU Figure In Every Wave"
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2011, 09:08 AM »
Allow me to fire the opening salvo.  ;D

This is great for trawling out much needed figures from Droids, Ewoks, and the Holiday Special.

But do they really need all those slots for D-list schmoes from the comics, novels, and video games?  :P

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Re: 2012 - "One EU Figure In Every Wave"
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2011, 09:19 AM »
Well, there are several EU figures that were in the last ToyFare poll...I'd expect them to focus there:

3) Darth Caedus  8%
4) Darth Plageuis  7.9%
5) Jaxxon  4%
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7) Dash Rendar  3.7%
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Re: 2012 - "One EU Figure In Every Wave"
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2011, 09:56 AM »
Awesome!

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I will have to listen to this, as long as they stay with top tier EU and not C-Listers I would be ok with this.
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Re: 2012 - "One EU Figure In Every Wave"
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2011, 10:33 AM »
I like this!  I am not up on anything and everything EU - but I really do enjoy this stuff because they kinda keep collecting "fresh", in a sense, for me.  When Hasbro puts one of these figures out I get to do a little researching to find out what they are all about - kinda fun to me.

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Re: 2012 - "One EU Figure In Every Wave"
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2011, 10:45 AM »
Well, there are several EU figures that were in the last ToyFare poll...I'd expect them to focus there:

There is also Anakin Solo, who is pretty much (aside from the 'never gonna happen' dead Padme figure) the last figure they need to make to finish off the 25 from the original Toy Fare poll.

If they want to give us Solo kid #3 or any of the SotE or Thrawn trilogy characters from that Toy Fare poll list, that'd be fine with me.  I'd also accept Rogue Squadron pilots (sorry CHEWIE :P), KotOR characters (like Carth, Mission, Zaalbar), or early Classic Marvel stuff (Crimson Jack!).
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Re: 2012 - "One EU Figure In Every Wave"
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2011, 10:47 AM »
I'm not one who is real big into the EU stuff either, but I'm happy for those who are.  There are a few figures that I wouldn't mind seeing done anyways, and there is other cool stuff out there, but honestly I'm just not too familiar with EU (for the most part) outside of the Zahn trilogy.  I've read a few other things here and there, but not enough to have a huge list of "wants".  Again, happy for those who are really looking forward to more EU stuff though.  It makes me wonder if they are realizing how the movies are getting pretty well covered, so adding an EU figure each wave helps them to pad things out a bit.

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Re: 2012 - "One EU Figure In Every Wave"
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2011, 11:28 AM »
Allow me to fire the opening salvo.  ;D

This is great for trawling out much needed figures from Droids, Ewoks, and the Holiday Special.

But do they really need all those slots for D-list schmoes from the comics, novels, and video games?  :P

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Re: 2012 - "One EU Figure In Every Wave"
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2011, 11:30 AM »
I just realized, they may be doing this for figures from the upcoming The Old Republic game.

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Re: 2012 - "One EU Figure In Every Wave"
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2011, 12:42 PM »
While I don't follow any EU, I don't really hate this.  However, I do hope that they are all from one source, such as TOR.  I just think that it's better to have a collection that comes from one place, than a bunch of random choices.
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Re: 2012 - "One EU Figure In Every Wave"
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2011, 01:06 PM »
I wonder if any of the EU choices will be for characters that are just off screen, therefore aren't technically PT or OT....  Probably not though.

I find that the EU I like is largely stuff that fits into the 'just off screen' category, or atleast that's how I justify it to myself...

Also, what would the Star Wars logo look like on the card?

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Re: 2012 - "One EU Figure In Every Wave"
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2011, 01:10 PM »
Hasbro said we would be getting figures from TOR, TFU2, and one other source (I don't remember if they were just talking games or EU in general). Obviously this is how we will be getting them.

Also, what would the Star Wars logo look like on the card?

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Re: 2012 - "One EU Figure In Every Wave"
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2011, 01:43 PM »
I'm fine with them including EU in the waves. I don't collect them, but I know there are others out there that do enjoy them, and appreciate Hasbro giving them a nod. If EU included, say, more concept figures like the McQuarries, I'd be ecstatic. There are still several years left in Hasbro's license, that it makes sense. That way they can space out the movie figures more. There are only so many figures to update, plus some that have yet to be made, so this widens the pool of candidates to be made.