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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #60 on: March 31, 2005, 05:55 PM »
I'm guessing that the helmet will be a two-piece deal, right? If it's not, I'm honestly not that excited about this.

The scale of the chamber is just plain silly. It didn't have to be screen accurate, just enough to be believable... which this isn't.

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #61 on: March 31, 2005, 07:00 PM »
Yeah, I'll probably get it, but the scale of the chamber is hideous. Does it even have a roof?

The Vader looks a little too much like the VOTC Vader... if that's the case, I'm definately passing.

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #62 on: March 31, 2005, 07:01 PM »
The figure is decent. The chamber is kinda lame. It is way to small it looks like the POTF2 globe thingy with the figures. And it's be nice if it had a top, that part is fairly critical to the cahmber, but I guess that'd probably add another $5 to the price ::)

As for it being the 500th I think they must not count repacks, which eliminates about a year of stuff and Perhaps they go by production # not release #.
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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #63 on: March 31, 2005, 08:43 PM »
I will gladly pay $15 for this.  But I would have rather of paid $25 for a better version of it.

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #64 on: April 1, 2005, 10:09 AM »
I will gladly pay $15 for this.  But I would have rather of paid $25 for a better version of it.

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Well you're in luck then.  It's $19.99. 

Too expensive for my taste unless it's electronic or something.   >:(

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #65 on: April 1, 2005, 10:38 AM »
Well you're in luck then.  It's $19.99. 

Too expensive for my taste unless it's electronic or something.   >:(

Keep in mind that while the EE/etailer price is $20, it's likely to be a bit lower (like $15-16) at Target/TRU/Wal-Mart I think...

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #66 on: April 1, 2005, 12:26 PM »
I'll pick it up. Its cool, but not the coolest way they could have done it.
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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #67 on: April 2, 2005, 05:17 AM »
it's up for pre-order at sws.com for $19.99  :P.
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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #68 on: April 8, 2005, 10:33 AM »
Looking at the description posted along with it at SWShop.com, it looks like it indeed has a removable helmet, which is nice.  Here's what it tells us:

"Hasbro has truly outdone itself with the release of their Special Edition 500th Star Wars figure, Darth Vader in Meditation Chamber. Designed with incredible detail and superior articulation, the inspired package design allows for a lever on the back to be raised to lift off Vader's helmet! The packaging actually includes some of the design features of the chamber itself, so collectors might want to grab two of these--one for show and one for play. Celebrate the return of Vader in Revenge of the Sith with this amazing milestone figure available from StarWarsShop.com today! Limit two per customer."

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #69 on: April 8, 2005, 11:20 AM »
Wooo...

Australia Toy Fair 2005 is this week and the guys at MouseDroid have got a few great pictures:

Head on over and take a look!

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #70 on: April 8, 2005, 11:28 AM »
Interesting pictures all around. Nice look at seeing Vader's helmet coming off.

I'll land up getting one or two.

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #71 on: April 8, 2005, 12:50 PM »
It's nice to see that they are including the top of his meditation chamber, but it's a little odd they way they've done it, as shown by Jeff's pic above.  The clear plastic obviously obscures your view of Vader inside.

But I really like this pic, where you can display Vader with his Helmet coming off which is held by the arm above:


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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #72 on: April 8, 2005, 12:53 PM »
That looks pretty damn slick to me.  I like it.  Heard it will retail for $19.99 though.  Oh well, looks like it may be worth it.

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #73 on: April 8, 2005, 02:02 PM »
You may get lucky and find this at WM for around $15 - a lot of the E-tailers run 50% margins compared to WM's markup of 35-40%.

I'll buy one just because it's Vader!

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #74 on: April 8, 2005, 02:04 PM »
Nice to see more pictures of this, and to me, it looks pretty spiffy.  Although I think we'd probably rather have the top of the chamber in "toy" form, instead it looks like it is part of the packaging, which is probably the next best scenario.  That picture of the helmet slightly off really makes the set look cool, and I'll definitely be picking one of these up.  I would guess around a $15 price tag at Wal-Mart too, give or take, hopefully :).