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Hairy Chewbacca
« on: March 9, 2004, 01:30 PM »
I'm stealing this topic from CHEWIE since I think its a neat idea that may never happen and it should be discussed...

During the POTJ days, Hasbro experimented with doing a flocked Chewbacca with some rather uninspired results (as seen below, an actual prototype of the figure).  The color is off and the eyes look weird and the joints show too easily.  They make it the right color and fix the eyes, give him a separate bag and bandolier, make the hair a little longer to try and cover the articulation points..., I could almost see it working...

 

 

Moss-Man is the only other flocked figure I can think of, even this looks too short

   

Dunno, if done right, a hairy Chewie would be cool, its not like we need a Super Version of Chewbacca...maybe with his longer mane ROTJ styled version (or in chains).  The Cloud City Version works just fine for me for ANH and ESB versions of Chewie

 

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Re: Hairy Chewbacca
« Reply #1 on: March 9, 2004, 01:39 PM »
A Hulk version of Chewy!  :D


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Re: Hairy Chewbacca
« Reply #2 on: March 9, 2004, 03:11 PM »
I'm stealing this topic from CHEWIE since I think its a neat idea that may never happen and it should be discussed...

During the POTJ days, Hasbro experimented with doing a flocked Chewbacca with some rather uninspired results (as seen below, an actual prototype of the figure).  The color is off and the eyes look weird and the joints show too easily.  They make it the right color and fix the eyes, give him a separate bag and bandolier, make the hair a little longer to try and cover the articulation points..., I could almost see it working...

 

 


I'm sorry, but no way. That's just plain horrifying! I just don't see there being a way to effectively communicate the weight and texture of fur with that method, much less address all the variation in color, too. It's an interesting experiment, though.

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Re: Hairy Chewbacca
« Reply #3 on: March 9, 2004, 05:44 PM »
SLightly longer faux fur could possibly work...  Getting the colors right wouldn't be the tough part, but getting the fur to look right would...

A cloth removable bandoleir would just be cool...

Still though, a SA Chewie with removable bandoleir would be the ultimate wookie fodder, so I almost would rather they not experiment with the fur idea on this...  Still, a real fur Chewie has a neat ring to it.  If it's poseable and looked decent, I'm all for it...  I've seen fur in this scale work before...  well enough anyway.  I think it could work on an entire figure.
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Re: Hairy Chewbacca
« Reply #4 on: March 9, 2004, 07:57 PM »
I dunno about this.  For starters, the original mock up looks like they dropped him in syrup and then rolled him in brown suger.  ;D

I have older Little Kiddles, similiar in size to Star Wars figures but not plastic.  Anyways, some of them were "flocked" (I never new what that was, I just just called them fuzzy) but most of it has worn off.  I know my son's Moss-man is in really bad shape, it never stood up to be rolled down the steps the like the rest of the toys  ;).
I would have to assume that is why flocked-Chewie never got past the prototype stage, Hasbro might have did some testing and realized it wouldn't stay on if played with over a short period of time.  

Interesting picture though, thanks for sharing.

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Re: Hairy Chewbacca
« Reply #5 on: March 9, 2004, 11:06 PM »
The more I think about this, the more I wish they would try it, not on the VOTC version but on some future Chewie...we really are all done with him (or maybe not :P) and you know they are going to make about 6 more, give a whirl, they threw out garbage like the Hoth Soldier and the recent Han Endor

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Re: Hairy Chewbacca
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2004, 01:15 AM »
NO! No, no, no, no, no, no! That has got to be the worst idea I've seen concerning the 3 and 3/4 inch line since the advent of "soft goods". For the love of God they just keep making it easier for me to say "no" to this stuff. Let's hope they never have a change of mind in this matter.
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Re: Hairy Chewbacca
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2004, 02:06 AM »
I guess if you're churning out lots of versions of Chewbacca, it makes sense to try this. It'd be something different, for sure.
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Re: Hairy Chewbacca
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2004, 04:56 PM »
A novel idea... but I don't think Hasbro could pull it off on a 3 3/4 scale.
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Re: Hairy Chewbacca
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2004, 12:04 AM »
Thanks for bringing this up OCB, it's fun to see everyone's opinions on the idea here.

Personally I'm leaning towards wanting to see something like this done somewhere down the line.  Not in the modern vintage line, but somewhere in a few years possibly.  I'm sure it could be pulled off, but they would need to really do a superb job for it to be worthwhile.  

Anyone remember the Grizzlor figure from the He-Man line?   He was the big furry guy working for Hordak.  Maybe something like that instead, with much shorter hair would work?

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Re: Hairy Chewbacca
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2004, 12:12 AM »




The hair needs to be shorter and less dense...

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Re: Hairy Chewbacca
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2004, 09:58 PM »
So it looks like Chewie got his summer cut.  ;D

If this thing ever came out I would not know what to think. All that I can say is that the pack in should be a pair of swim trucks and sun glasses.

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Re: Hairy Chewbacca
« Reply #12 on: June 3, 2004, 08:52 AM »
I had a dream last night that I found all 12 of the vOTC at TRU and they rang up at $1.97 since the cashier thought they were the old vintage figures.

In my dream, the vOTC Chewbacca was indeed a Hairy Chewbacca, but it was awesome.  Not a flocked monster, not a fuzzball, but it was SO well executed.  If only I could explain how the hair worked.  

*hmmmm*  He was kind of like a little hamster with a removable bandolier.  Man, was it a sweet figure.

Anyway, thought I'd bump this up and share.  It was just another one of those times I wish I could have taken a picture of something in my dreams to show off...

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Re: Hairy Chewbacca
« Reply #13 on: June 3, 2004, 09:44 AM »
Honestly I would love a furry chewbacca for the 4 inch line, as well as a flocked one. Why not at least it woul dbe new and different.
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Re: Hairy Chewbacca
« Reply #14 on: June 3, 2004, 09:51 AM »
I guess that's my thought, we pretty much have a couple of perfect Chewie's in the Cloud City (for ANH and ESB) and MEchanic (for ROTJ) try something new and see how it works.  It might go down in history as the worst figure of all time but I think it might work