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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #75 on: April 8, 2005, 02:57 PM »
Aside from the actual item not having the top portion of the chamber, this piece really appears to be top notch, and very detailed.  I'm definitely digging it now.  Nice touch at least adding the chamber's top portion as part of the packaging though.  I suspect that a few openers out there may be picking up an extra, along with the usual packaged collectors, due to how nice it looks in the package.

Though, it does look a little strange at the same time, almost as if Vader's in a bubble, or something.  But that's only a little weird, and I can probably easily overlook that.

I don't see anywhere on the package highlighting the fact that this is supposedly a "500th figure" though.  Maybe it's on the bottom...?  Or it might just be added as a little stickered blurb later on.

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #76 on: April 12, 2005, 06:45 PM »
I think it looks pretty cool and would definitely like to get one for $15 or so.
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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #77 on: April 18, 2005, 09:38 AM »
Edit: Nevermind, wrong pics :).
« Last Edit: April 18, 2005, 11:09 AM by mosnab »

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #78 on: April 18, 2005, 09:39 AM »
Sweetness, that is what we've all been hoping for since 1998!  Can't wait to get that sucker now :)

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #79 on: April 18, 2005, 10:34 AM »
Some more pics of the removable helmet feature of this figure:

Hang on just a second here...  Isn't that the 12" Medicom Vader there? 

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #80 on: April 18, 2005, 10:36 AM »
Maybe so, I guess I don't know the Medicom line all that well.  I just saw this posted on another forum, and didn't look into it further.  Sorry if it is in fact the Medicom version, didn't mean to mislead anyone.

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #81 on: April 18, 2005, 11:03 AM »
I'm pretty sure it is Brian, and don't sweat misleading anyone.  It was just Scott, so who cares...  ;)

Sure would be cool if that was the Hasbro version though!

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #82 on: April 18, 2005, 11:07 AM »
Yeah that is the Medicom one, too bad as well, now I'm back to being nervously optomistic that they'll do a 2 piece helmet :-\

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #83 on: April 18, 2005, 11:34 AM »
They will just rehash the removeable dome Vader from that POTF era board game that came with trash compactor Luke.  That or the Galaxy Glove Vader.

Just joking of course. I hope.

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #84 on: April 19, 2005, 12:18 AM »
I'm gonna wait until next month to get this figure. I want to see what other ROTS figures I want to get before the vader.
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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #85 on: April 30, 2005, 03:46 AM »
I noticed this figure was on display at the Hasbro booth at C3.  Looked pretty sharp from the pictures I glanced at.  How'd it look to you guys who saw it up close?  Please refresh my memory on the price point and due date as well.  Was it going to be $10 or $15?

Also, did Hasbro ever address how they were coming up with the #500 on this thing?  Looks like they're pretty far off on that number, unless I'm just missing something.  Doesn't detract from the fact that this is a great looking set though.  I just wish the top of the chamber was a real piece of the set, and not just the packaging, but I'll live.

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #86 on: May 23, 2005, 11:42 AM »
From the looks of these pics over at RS, it unfortunately looks like there is not a 2 piece removable helmet on the 500th Vader, with his mask portion always staying on, and you can just see a peek of his "bare" head in back.  Maybe this was already common knowledge, but I guess I just hadn't realized that the entire helmet wouldn't be removable on this figure.  Still looks cool, but it is a little disappointing.

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #87 on: May 23, 2005, 12:33 PM »
I agree that it is a disappointment.  I am almost getting a bit Vadered out at the moment.  I knew it would be like this though with all the Vader hype.  Eh, I will snap out of it when I see it in a store and buy it. 

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #88 on: May 25, 2005, 09:45 AM »
Is the figure the VOTC version with a new head?

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #89 on: May 31, 2005, 01:35 PM »
It looks like Hasbro has an update today featuring the 500th Vader figure.  Pictures aren't really new, but if you want to read about it, clicky HERE