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RED ARC Trooper?
« on: October 29, 2003, 10:36 AM »
What the heck?

From yakface.com:

"I don't remember reading about this one, but I was actually
looking for the second series of clone wars figures from the
cartoon this morning and ran accross a couple of cases of
the series 1 that had all the Arc Troopers repainted in red."

http://home.comcast.net/~jawenig/ToyPics/ArcTrooperVariation.JPG

Check it out...

Will there be more down the road?

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Re: RED ARC Trooper?
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2003, 10:40 AM »
I saw this as well this morning.  Surprising that we haven't heard of anything prior to this.  My first thought was that it could be someone painting it and returning it to the store, but who knows.  Hopefully they will release them in the red colors, it looks like they are shown that was in the cartoon at least.

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Re: RED ARC Trooper?
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2003, 10:50 AM »
Yea, that's a paint job, the skirt would be red also if it were the RED ARC Trooper!! Damn scams i hat that.  That ARC looks so tacky like that, Red & Blue!
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Re: RED ARC Trooper?
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2003, 11:34 AM »
Most of me says this is crap...we haven't heard any rumors or seen any pics of these coming at all

While it is entirely possible, I would like some more proof

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Re: RED ARC Trooper?
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2003, 12:38 PM »
I wouldn't be surprised if it came to fruition, but that looks custom to me, personally.

Seeing as how t he ARC is the ONLY CW figure who sells out around here, I wouldn't mind a red one shipping sometime to make variation hunters help clear out the figure's production run.

Wish you could make Anakin and Yoda that interesting, but that appears to be for not and they'll be pegwarmers for quite some time.
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Re: RED ARC Trooper?
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2003, 12:48 PM »
I did a little looky around & found it on eBay.

RED ARC TROOPER 1

RED ARC TROOPER 2

RED ARC TROOPER eBay

You decide!  :-*

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Re: RED ARC Trooper?
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2003, 01:26 PM »
I just got home from Toy Hunting. I saw tons of the Series 1 of Clones but did not give them a look over. I did not know of a Red version of the ARC Trooper. Well, the next time I go out I will have to start looking for it.
Target just restocked the pegs with Series 1.

I did find Series 2 today at Wal-Mart! :)
Also picked up the Clone with Speederbike at Meijers. :)

Now  my hunt will continue for the Red Clone Multipack and now the Red ARC Trooper.
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Re: RED ARC Trooper?
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2003, 11:24 PM »
A chap at GH.com says he got one at WM tonight...

So, the mystery continues (no photo), but could it be a running variation that nobody heard of.  Like Scott said over in the aforementioned thread, it would be the first time in a LONG time that something snuck out without being leaked on the net boards first in a LONG time.

Like walking into the local 5 and 10 and finding the newest wave of G.I. Joes that you didn't even know were gonna come out!  (I'm reminiscing about when I was little and would find new figures at the local department stores...  Ah, the days before the net)
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Re: RED ARC Trooper?
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2003, 02:05 AM »
You said it, Jesse.  It could also be a manufacturing goof that ends up paying dividends, but who knows.  

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Re: RED ARC Trooper?
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2003, 02:14 AM »
So, the mystery continues (no photo)...



That work for ya'?   ;)  I agree, one of the first figures I've heard of in a LONG time not being mentioned/confirmed on the boards prior to it hitting the domestic market here.  Weird.  But fine with me!   8)

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Re: RED ARC Trooper?
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2003, 10:46 AM »
Maybe it is just a production errror!
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Re: RED ARC Trooper?
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2003, 12:08 PM »
That's a  BIG production error.  ;D

I think, after this many different photos (thanks Matt) it's probably legit...  I mean, imagine how many ARC's we have seen in stores.  I'd not be surprised if they have hit the half-way point of their production run (The general mark where the "running change/intentional variation" is made) and now we'll see red ARC's.

The only problem is, will they ship with MORE Anakins and  Yodas, or with Waves 2 and 3 of CW figures?

The ARC's are the ONLY CW figure selling out here.  Every store has either no ARC troopers, or maybe 5 at most...  Then Anakin and Yoda warm pegs.  And people say Army builders don't sell well!   ;)

Honestly, now I kinda wouldn't mind OTHER ARC variations.  Like a green one or something...  Then again, nobody knows what the ARC rank structure goes like so who knows if green or other colors even "exist".  May be a fun custom product though!
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Re: RED ARC Trooper?
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2003, 07:59 PM »
I can't wait to get my hands on some of these!  It's awesome!   ;D
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Re: RED ARC Trooper?
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2003, 10:32 PM »
I am not sure what to think here. I like to think I'm on top of it all, but this is beyond me. I can say that I have not seen a legitimate source turn it up (i, e, Hasbro, Lee's, Tomart, Toy Fare...). You'd think that something this dramatic would receive more press than it has. It looks like a regular Clone Trooper dressed up with nowhere to go. It will be interesting to see if this is verified by Hasbro. They went out of their way to report to SW Insider all the Clone Army variations, why leave out this?

I'd say that ARC Troopers would be all the same color as they are elite force units and not necessarilly ranked beyond what they are. It would be like if the Green Berets had different berets to signify something. I'll keep my eyes open and am interested to know just how Hasbro explains or denies this one...
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Re: RED ARC Trooper?
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2003, 10:35 PM »
With rank or station being indicated by the bright stripes though, I can see this...  The ARC's should, in theory, have their own rank structure for their own order/chain of command issues.  

It'd be important for when they're in combat, incase C/O's are offed at some point.
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