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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #120 on: June 23, 2005, 12:04 PM »
Here's some pic's of mine I got in the mail the other day.
















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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #121 on: June 23, 2005, 12:13 PM »
Any insert in the package telling how those clowns got to no. 500?

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #122 on: June 23, 2005, 12:31 PM »
Any insert in the package telling how those clowns got to no. 500?

Nope, no insert. The only thing that is in the cardboard base is a small clear baggie with Darth's cloth cape, red lightsaber and a right glove.

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #123 on: June 23, 2005, 01:09 PM »
Ooooh.  I have a package waiting for me at the post office, and I'm hoping it's my 500th Figure Vader. 

Crossing my fingers...   :)

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #124 on: June 23, 2005, 01:13 PM »
Time for an early lunch break Jesse.  ;)

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #125 on: June 23, 2005, 01:22 PM »
 :'(  I can't leave the pharmacy while I'm working... 

but I'm done early today, 4pm.   :D

The countdown begins.  4 hrs, 40 mins...

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #126 on: June 23, 2005, 01:25 PM »

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #127 on: June 23, 2005, 01:38 PM »
I held one in my hand today! But alas, it belonged to the guy who new they were there and was waiting for them and grabbed them all. :-[

The annoying part was that Managment was considering making him give up his extras, but whimped out. The only saving grace is that they only had one case worth, and there's only three to a case.
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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #128 on: June 23, 2005, 01:49 PM »
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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #129 on: June 23, 2005, 02:05 PM »
I held one in my hand today! But alas, it belonged to the guy who new they were there and was waiting for them and grabbed them all. :-[

The annoying part was that Managment was considering making him give up his extras, but whimped out. The only saving grace is that they only had one case worth, and there's only three to a case.

Throw a right hook, and make your way to the register. ;D

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #130 on: June 23, 2005, 02:56 PM »
I can't believe those Hasbro chickenshits whimped out and didn't "attempt" to explain the 500 number they labeled this thing with.  That likely means that they knew they were SO far off from 500 that they just glossed over it altogether (as their reactions at the C3 Q&A would suggest).  Whimps.  I'm gonna grill 'em on this down at SDCC next month, and hold their dumb butts accountable for false advertising!  ;)

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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #131 on: June 23, 2005, 03:46 PM »
I can't believe those Hasbro chickenshits whimped out and didn't "attempt" to explain the 500 number they labeled this thing with. 

I agree!  I'd kill to know if there really is a 500 figure list in Hasbro's dirty little hands.  It was the one question I was hoping to ask them at the C3 QnA.  As a guy who needs everything in checklist form, I really wanted to know this.

Like you said, Matt, they sure rolled their eyes when there was a question about the 500th Vader.  But I think they just used this title as a way to say, "hey, we've made a lot of figures, must be at least 500 by now."


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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #132 on: June 23, 2005, 03:51 PM »
I still go with the fact that this item was originally planned for the OTC/DVD run. 

So, if it would have come out last year when the rumors first popped up during the late Saga / early OTC stuff, it probably would have been a lot closer to 500.

For whatever reason (probably the RotS Vader hoopla they were expecting/planning), Hasbro decided to hold Vader over until now and as a result there is no way it is #500.   ::)
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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #133 on: June 23, 2005, 03:53 PM »
I'm sure you could play the fuzzy math card in regards to getting to 500 - meaning excluding/including rehashes, unleashed, deluxe, etc.


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Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« Reply #134 on: June 23, 2005, 07:14 PM »
Woo hoo!

My 500th Vader showed up today.

I like how the helmet can be lifted off of Vader without opening the package.  Neat thinking by Hasbro.