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Episode 3 Packaging Revealed!!!
« on: June 9, 2004, 12:48 PM »
From MisterPL over at GH

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...and it's hot. LAVA hot.

A stylized illustration of Vader's helmet graces the upper right of the branding, and he looks pissed. If it's possible for him to make that mask frown, he's doing it.

The background is black with a golden Star Wars logo adorning the upper left. But the coolest - or should I say hottest - part of the new packaging is what's at the bottom of the trade dress; lava, lots and lots of spraying molten lava. It even illuminates Vader's helmet from below.

This is just the opposite of the Clone Wars packaging and should be an appropriate follow up to the OTC look. And given the composition of certain elements, it'll make a great bookend to the modern toy line.

So I did a little mockup of what he said...



What do you think?
« Last Edit: July 20, 2004, 10:56 PM by OCB »

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Re: Episode 3 Cardback
« Reply #1 on: June 9, 2004, 01:03 PM »
What do I think?  I think you should ask Deanpaul to do the mockup instead.  That's what I think.   :-*

Did John actually see the new card designs?  If so, that's pretty cool.  Lucky devil!  Wonder if he saw anything else worthy of mention, like the cardBACK perhaps...   8)

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Re: Episode 3 Cardback
« Reply #2 on: June 9, 2004, 01:27 PM »
What do I think?  I think you should ask Deanpaul to do the mockup instead.  That's what I think.   :-*

Ouch! Slam the man for trying! I suppose you want a David Hasselhoff figure in the card!  :P   ;D

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Re: Episode 3 Cardback
« Reply #3 on: June 9, 2004, 01:31 PM »
Let's see you try hotshot ::) :-*

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Re: Episode 3 Cardback
« Reply #4 on: June 9, 2004, 03:43 PM »
It sounds like everything I've wanted in an EPIII card.

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Re: Episode 3 Cardback
« Reply #5 on: June 9, 2004, 04:08 PM »


Got some more hints from John...

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Re: Episode 3 Cardback
« Reply #6 on: June 9, 2004, 04:13 PM »
 ::)

I contacted Dp, but he's heading out of town for a few days on business.  He promised to give us a proper Ep. 3 card upon his return though...

Thank God.   :P

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Re: Episode 3 Cardback
« Reply #7 on: June 9, 2004, 04:25 PM »
::)

I contacted Dp, but he's heading out of town for a few days on business.  He promised to give us a proper Ep. 3 card upon his return though...

Thank God.   :P
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Re: Episode 3 Cardback
« Reply #8 on: June 9, 2004, 06:19 PM »
Pretty cool and reminicent of the OTC/vintage cardbacks.  I like the design quite a bit and thanks for taking the time OCB to give us a visual.

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Re: Episode 3 Cardback
« Reply #9 on: June 9, 2004, 06:39 PM »
This card does look pretty interesting.

Wonder what the back will look like?

Damn, I am pretty excited for the year of 2005!!!!!

And Clone War Season 3!  Oh yea!
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Re: Episode 3 Cardback
« Reply #10 on: June 9, 2004, 06:56 PM »
::)

I contacted Dp, but he's heading out of town for a few days on business.  He promised to give us a proper Ep. 3 card upon his return though...

Thank God.   :P

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Re: Episode 3 Cardback
« Reply #11 on: June 9, 2004, 07:07 PM »
Meh, mine is so much better You Rule Deanpaul ;D

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Re: Episode 3 Cardback
« Reply #12 on: June 9, 2004, 07:12 PM »
Right on, Dp.   8)  Scott, you can go sit down now.  How's that one stack up, John?

Dig that menacing transposing Vader noggin there.  Man, it makes his "regular" face look not quite so mean now...   :P

Also, Mike at GH just said that the OTC card design is supposedly going bye-bye when Ep. 3 hits, and that all the figures will be on this new card.  Hasbro finally nails the PERFECT card design, and they ditch it in less than a year.  That totally bites.  I'm praying they reconsider...   :-\

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« Reply #13 on: June 9, 2004, 09:45 PM »
Also, Mike at GH just said that the OTC card design is supposedly going bye-bye when Ep. 3 hits, and that all the figures will be on this new card.  Hasbro finally nails the PERFECT card design, and they ditch it in less than a year.  That totally bites.  I'm praying they reconsider...   :-\

Petition time. Seriously.

Nice work on that card... both of you guys. I'm frankly so in love with the OT cardback that I'm blind to all else. It's demise, even for a suitable yet short term Ep3 cardback will be tragic.

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Re: Episode 3 Cardback
« Reply #14 on: June 9, 2004, 09:46 PM »
These things will rock the Episode III house though

Hopefully OTC 2.0 will return in late 2005 :-\