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Re: SWS.com Exclusive Figure
« Reply #15 on: June 8, 2004, 10:19 AM »
My source on this one is pretty firm...from the front page

As we reported yesterday StarWarsShop.com will have an Exclusive Figure this fall. The word on the street is that this will be an OTC Emperor Palpatine. Not sure if this will be a recarded Saga figure or a new sculpt at this time. Experience from the OTC line indicates a recard, however. Keep tuned for more info as we receive it.

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Re: SWS.com Exclusive Figure
« Reply #16 on: June 8, 2004, 10:34 AM »
Another possibility is a Black Carded EpIII Palpatine but I don't think that's the case... >:(

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Re: SWS.com Exclusive Figure
« Reply #17 on: June 8, 2004, 11:14 AM »
A Silver Palpy, whoopee-doo!  ::)

As for the pool, I'll see your site crash & the heap of lost orders & raise you more crushed orders!  :-\

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Re: SWS.com Exclusive Figure
« Reply #18 on: June 8, 2004, 11:21 AM »
I don't think he's Silver Dale...just recarded Saga version on OTC Card

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Re: SWS.com Exclusive Figure
« Reply #19 on: June 8, 2004, 11:24 AM »
Might as well make him silver!  

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Re: SWS.com Exclusive Figure
« Reply #20 on: June 8, 2004, 11:51 AM »
TheJawa has also received the Same info from a different source ;D

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Re: SWS.com Exclusive Figure
« Reply #21 on: June 8, 2004, 02:51 PM »
Scott, I really hope you're hearing wrong on this, but it sounds like it's becoming more and more likely.  :( If it turns out to be something that terrible... oh man, I think my head will explode.

Has anyone at Hasbro or the Fanclub figured out that Saga Palpatine sucks? I mean, there's nothing redeeming about the figure at all. It was a complete botch job. I'd take that Spirit Anakin with Hayden noggin over that turd in a second.  And that's not even the point I'm upset about.

This confirms the greed and contempt for fans from Hasbro regarding the OTC line. "It's for kids and new customers discovering the Original Trilogy for the first time." My ass. This (if true) is a flat-out manipulation of the carded collectors and exclusives hounds. We've reached a new low.

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Re: SWS.com Exclusive Figure
« Reply #22 on: June 8, 2004, 02:59 PM »
I know...it makes absolutely no sense to me either...hell, here's a perfect spot to repaint R2 like R2-Q2...sell him for $7 and people would go gaa gaa over the little guy  



Its the little stuff like this that I don't think they care about any more

They really are in survival mode until they can get to Episode III...anyone have any idea how 2003 was financially for Hasbro

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Re: SWS.com Exclusive Figure
« Reply #23 on: June 8, 2004, 03:07 PM »
Ok... so I'm not interested anymore...

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Re: SWS.com Exclusive Figure
« Reply #24 on: June 8, 2004, 03:08 PM »
Here's thier 2003 Annual Report:

Hasbro 2003

They netted $3,138,657 in '03 ver $2,816,230 in'02. They barely turned a profit in '03 - net earnigs of $157,664. They were in the hole in '02, a SW movie year. I can't see why they're in a rush for Ep3 unless they have a completely different strategy this time around (haha).
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Re: SWS.com Exclusive Figure
« Reply #25 on: June 8, 2004, 04:06 PM »
Well, if it's a recard of a crappy figure, I'm not worried.

Exclusives are bad for everybody nowadays. Just a few short years ago, I remember NOT acting with disgust when Kenner offered Oola, the Monk, or any other mailaway.

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Re: SWS.com Exclusive Figure
« Reply #26 on: June 8, 2004, 04:11 PM »
Here's thier 2003 Annual Report:

Hasbro 2003

They netted $3,138,657 in '03 ver $2,816,230 in'02. They barely turned a profit in '03 - net earnigs of $157,664. They were in the hole in '02, a SW movie year. I can't see why they're in a rush for Ep3 unless they have a completely different strategy this time around (haha).

Just thought I'd point out that those numbers in the chart are in THOUSANDS of dollars.

As in, Hasbro netted $3,138,657,000 in 2003.  3 Billion dollars.  "Boys Toys was around 1.1 BILLION net, games and puzzles around 1.3 BIllion, everything else (Girls Toys, Wizards, etc) makes up the rest.

The "weak" profits after taxes and everything else were $157 million.  Just a bit more than "barely" in my book.   ;)

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Re: SWS.com Exclusive Figure
« Reply #27 on: June 8, 2004, 04:14 PM »
The other option is that its an OTC "vintage" Emperor. They had the mail-away Emperor around the time of ROTJ, so maybe Hasbro's going for the nostalgia sale.
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Re: SWS.com Exclusive Figure
« Reply #28 on: June 8, 2004, 05:16 PM »
Oooh that's a good though Ed and one that would make some sense...let's hope so!

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Re: SWS.com Exclusive Figure
« Reply #29 on: June 8, 2004, 06:43 PM »
As for the pool, I'll see your site crash & the heap of lost orders & raise you more crushed orders!  :-\

I'm adding compromised credit cards on top  ::)
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