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Re: Willrow Hood
« Reply #795 on: November 23, 2011, 03:46 PM »
The Hard Copy came from Galaxy Collectibles...early XMas present to myself

The vintage custom I bought off some guy in the UK

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Re: Willrow Hood
« Reply #796 on: March 29, 2013, 08:31 PM »

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Re: Willrow Hood
« Reply #797 on: March 29, 2013, 09:22 PM »
FOTD at GH

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He did do better than Leesub Sirln,...

Meaning where he lives. Where I lived TRU had a row of Wilrows for years after Leesubs were a memory. Not even sure where the Wilrows went.

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...who I am pretty sure nobody asked for,


 ::) Right sure...

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It adds a slightly more menacing element to the figure, which I feel sort of misses the entire point of it in the first place. 

For some one who claims he's all for Star Wars figures being toys, he misses the point of including a blaster with a  non-combatant.

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The fact that this figure exists is pretty amazing, but there's one last figure to discuss whose right to exist I call more into question.

"Right to exist"?

I used to find his "figure of the day" entries amusing.

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Re: Willrow Hood
« Reply #798 on: April 1, 2013, 10:48 PM »
Not a glowing review, kind of missed the positives IMO, but eh, I didn't expect it to be as nice as it was.  Adam's made it clear he's not a fan of ICMG getting a figure...

I think citing him as an example of how thinly stretched ideas for figures in the line are, wasn't good though.  He mentioned specifically Bespin, which is pretty tough to get figures out of...  Most you want are resculpts.  The rest, mostly are just humans, and that's ICMG basically.

Besides the human hunchback hanging out with the Ugnaughts, a mustached guard, and little else, Bespin just isn't a figure treasure trove like Jabba's Palace/Skiff's, Cantina, Rebels and Imperials, and that's not even touching the PT's yet...  Bespin's fairly tapped out, but I'd still buy resculpts of figures from there if they're significantly better.
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Re: Willrow Hood
« Reply #799 on: April 2, 2013, 01:14 PM »
There's still a Wilrow at my local TRU. I'd thought they'd all gone. Some Bespin wing guards popped up at a Wal-Mart near me, too. I scanned them, "see associate". No thanks.

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Re: Willrow Hood
« Reply #800 on: April 3, 2013, 02:17 AM »
Wilrow came and went here, never sat at any store.  I didn't even get one on sale...  had to get a full price one for my fodder fig.
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Re: Willrow Hood
« Reply #801 on: April 5, 2013, 12:10 PM »
I paid full price for one, then got a free signed one from Patient Zero.  Cool character/figure, especially given the history and backstory.
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Re: Willrow Hood
« Reply #802 on: September 18, 2013, 05:05 PM »
Here is the latest updates to the World's Largest Willrow Hood Collection


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Re: Willrow Hood
« Reply #803 on: November 21, 2013, 10:52 AM »
"This character epitomizes how insane Star Wars fans —and thus Star Wars toys— can get." - IO9.
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Re: Willrow Hood
« Reply #804 on: November 21, 2013, 01:04 PM »
I saw a sweet willrow prototype figure up for auction on eBay lat week, it may still be there...
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Re: Willrow Hood
« Reply #805 on: November 21, 2013, 05:50 PM »
I told Scott he should buy that piece of the Willrow Hood experience...  He just looked at me and said, "I don't need to...  I lived it", as he rode away. 

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Re: Willrow Hood
« Reply #806 on: December 4, 2013, 10:19 AM »
Thanks guys for the tip, I am now the owner of not one but two Willrow Hood prototypes.  The seller of the one on eBay was actually a former Hasbro employee.  He was not involved in the creation of Willrow but his friend was...the two pieces are identical down to the markings...the Willrow Hood collection continues to grow.


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Re: Willrow Hood
« Reply #807 on: December 4, 2013, 11:23 AM »
That's awesome, Scott! I wish that seller would put up some animated Clone Wars prototypes for auction, I need to keep growing that part of my collection.
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