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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2004, 06:58 PM »
So I guess this must not be happening any time soon, or they're keeping it a pretty well guarded secret.  At this point, if they do it, I'm guessing it's going to be a "500th MODERN figure", rather than like the 300th Fett when they included the vintage line too.  Otherwise, I just don't see how the hell they can call it the 500th, any way you slice it.  Here's where my updated list now stands:

Basic Carded Figures:

Vintage - 96
Droids - 13
Ewoks - 6
POTF2 - 82
SOTE - 5
EU - 9
Flashback - 11
Commtech - 9
Episode 1 - 50
POTJ - 58
Star Tours - 9
Saga - 121
HOF - 12
CW regular - 11
CW animated - 8
VOTC - 12
OTC - 40
"Transition" - 16
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Total - 568

Here's some notes on what I did and didn't include.  Feel free to discuss them!

- Episode 1 - included all 4 Battle Droid variants (clean, dirty, shot, slashed)
- POTJ - included clean and dirty Biker Scout, plus the 300th (boxed) Fett
- Saga - included both head variants for the RFT and IO
- Clone Wars (regular) - includes Red ARC Trooper
- OTC - included both Dagobah Luke poses
- Exclusives - I didn't include any of the Silver anniversary figures, or Jorg Sacul since they're not "regular" carded figures
- I suppose the inclusion of both the Star Tours and the animated Clone Wars figures is up for debate, but I've included them for now.  I also hate to include the stupid vintage Ewoks and Droids lines, but since Hasbro included them for the 300th Fett figure count, I suppose they should be in here too.

Anyway, doesn't look like Hasbro gives two *****, so probably no point in me even discussing it here any further...

But I'd still love that rumored Meditation Chamber Vader figure/set!   8)

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2004, 05:28 PM »
More rumors...according to a French Website, there is a 500th Vader planned w/ Meditation Chamber planned for July 2005

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2004, 03:32 PM »
So this thing is still happening?  Judging by Jedimac's list above, we're already well beyond #500.  Maybe Hasbro plans on just saying that it commemorates reaching 500 figures in their line, and that it's not actually THE 500th figure.  Or maybe they're just going to exclude the vintage era figures.

I'm really hoping this is going to be an OT version though, and not something related to ROTS, since it's possible he could have a meditation chamber in that movie too.

I guess it doesn't really matter though.  I just want to get one regardless of what they call it!  It's long overdue as a "deluxe" figure.

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #18 on: December 7, 2004, 04:05 PM »
Looks like Action-Figure.com has pretty much confirmed this now.

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Star Wars 500th Figure - Darth Vader: To celebrate the 500th Star Wars action figure, Hasbro has created an authentically detailed Darth Vader figure seated in his meditation chamber.

It'll be interesting to see how they come up with their "500 figures" number, that's for sure!  They must only be counting the modern line this time, unlike the 300th Fett that counted the various vintage lines as well...  Just glad to see it's definitely coming, since that's one of the "Deluxe" sets most of us have been wanting for quite a while now...   8)
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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #19 on: December 7, 2004, 04:19 PM »
I don't know what to make of this 500th Vader rumour at this point.

I guess if you leave out the re-packs from the Saga, HoF, and OTC lines, as well as offshoots like the Animated line, we might be closer to 500 than you think.

BUT, I guess I just think that Hasbro want's to make the Vader during a Vader heavy year and they will cheat the numbers to get what they want anyway.

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #20 on: December 7, 2004, 04:29 PM »
They can call it whatever they want...I've got a VOTC Vader and unless the next one is better(more articulation), I'm done with Darths.

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #21 on: December 7, 2004, 07:03 PM »
They can call it whatever they want...I've got a VOTC Vader and unless the next one is better(more articulation), I'm done with Darths.

Well, it does come with a Meditation Chamber this time...  Doesn't that count for anything Paul?   :P

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #22 on: December 7, 2004, 08:37 PM »
I'll hold out for the 500th.  It sounds cool enough.  And then I'm probably done with Darths too. 

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #23 on: December 7, 2004, 08:55 PM »
I hope it's a good fig.... and less than $15 too.

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #24 on: December 7, 2004, 09:05 PM »
Since the whole Star Wars universe is going to be revolving around Vader this spring, I wouldn't doubt if this 500th figure turns out to be even more than $15.  Hasbro knows that he's going to be a VERY hot commodity and will try and get as much $$ as they can out of the fans and collectors.  That pessimistic comment aside, I'm very much looking forward to it anyway, I just have a hard time getting tired of Vader releases.   :)

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2005, 12:26 AM »
Pre-order yours now at EE!

Star Wars 500th Figure - Darth Vader:

Not much news, but at least it's more confirmation...  ;)

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2005, 08:30 AM »
If you click on this link I provided below then scroll down a little bit you can see a very small picture of the Vader with Meditation Chamber. 

http://www.mousedroid.com/

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2005, 01:06 PM »
Oh my, Australian's are even worse off than we are - $13.50 per figure from casefresh.com :o
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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2005, 01:09 PM »
That meditation chamber looks awesome!

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2005, 01:13 PM »
$13.50 AUD = $10.41 US or $12.62 CDN.

I sure like the chamber.  8)