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Re: Darth Tater Head
« Reply #15 on: April 8, 2005, 11:42 AM »
I saw about 6 of them at TRU on April 2nd. Had one in my hand and showed a fellow collector and we laughed then I put it back. I went back to TRU 2 days later and they were gone.

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Re: Darth Tater Head
« Reply #16 on: April 8, 2005, 02:07 PM »
Odd isn't it?  The popularity of these things, that is.

I saw a few of them on the shelf last Saturday morning at WM and poof, they were gone a few days later.

I wanted to buy one, but the wife put her foot down.  I like SW products that are out of the ordinary and this one fits the bill - may have to buy it under the radar...if I ever see one again!


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Re: SW Potato Heads - Darth Tater, Spud Trooper
« Reply #17 on: April 8, 2005, 02:46 PM »
The spudtrooper looks kinda cool.  I'd like to see a finished product before I commit to getting one though.  Still, seeing as I got the Darth Tater, I think I can pick up a couple of these for the niece and nephew as well.  ;D

ruiner, if you want me to look around here, pm me and I'll pick one up for you.  Last time I looked, they were fairly plentiful.
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Re: SW Potato Heads - Darth Tater, Spud Trooper
« Reply #18 on: April 8, 2005, 02:53 PM »
"Lord Tater?"

-"Yes Master."

"Fries."


Anyway, I'll bite on this Armored Spud.

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Re: SW Potato Heads - Darth Tater, Spud Trooper
« Reply #19 on: April 8, 2005, 04:10 PM »
Dammit!

Gotta have one of each. ;D

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Re: SW Potato Heads - Darth Tater, Spud Trooper
« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2005, 01:01 PM »
wonder if they will make anymore.  Yoda would be cool I think.

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Re: SW Potato Heads - Darth Tater, Spud Trooper
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2005, 07:45 AM »
I think they could actually continue this for awhile if they did it right.

Note: If they did it right

I liked Darth Tater, and I'm sure I'll get a Spud Trooper if I see one. I really think they could go somewhere with this though. They're really frying off the shelves here. heh heh The puns are endless! ;) ::)

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Chewbacca Mr. Potato Head?
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2005, 06:42 PM »
In the picture below...

http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/imageFolio.cgi?action=view&link=Conventions/Celebration_III/Hasbro&image=DSC00717.jpg&img=80&tt=

...there is (on the third shelf down, behind Darth Tater) what appears to be a Chewbacca Mr. Potato Head complete with fur, bandolier, and all. Can someone lucky enough to have been able to go to CIII tell me whether that's actually what this is? Any information would be appreciated. Now... discuss!

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Re: SW Potato Heads - Darth Tater, Spud Trooper
« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2005, 06:46 PM »
Chewy potatoes?

In this picture:

http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/imageFolio.cgi?action=view&link=Conventions/Celebration_III/Hasbro&image=DSC00717.jpg&img=80&tt=

There is (on the third shelf down, behind Darth Tater) what appears to be a Chewbacca Mr. Potato Head complete with fur, bandolier, and all. Can someone lucky enough to have been able to go to CIII tell me whether that's actually what this is? Any information would be appreciated. Now... discuss!

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Re: SW Potato Heads - Darth Tater, Spud Trooper
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2005, 10:08 AM »
Just thought I'd bump this up since the Spudtrooper is available to preorder at StarWarsShop.  Anyone ordering?  The Darth Taters continue to fly off the shelves around here.  Wal-Mart had a huge shipment taking up an entire section of shelf, and they were gone not a week later.  I still debate picking one up, although my wife might be getting me one for my birthday.  The Spudtrooper looks kind of spiffy, for what it is:


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Re: SW Potato Heads - Darth Tater, Spud Trooper
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2005, 10:25 AM »
I think I'm going to wait and see if he shows up here. I'll make up my mind when I get a better look at him inhand just like the Vader Tater. I've seen more Vader's floating around here and he sure does move off the shelves.

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Re: SW Potato Heads - Darth Tater, Spud Trooper
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2005, 10:50 AM »
The Spudtrooper appeals to me just because it's a trooper...and because of that blue potato masher gun. ;) I'll probably end up getting one eventually (for my kids). However, I did get pick up a Darth Tater and it really freaks out my daughter. I think it's the eyes or something. Probably something she'll outgrow...hopefully.  :P
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Re: SW Potato Heads - Darth Tater, Spud Trooper
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2005, 03:52 PM »
I'll probably end up getting one eventually (for my kids).

Nice try, we know who it's really for.   ;)

I'm sure I'll grab a Spudtrooper to go next to my Darth Tater.  It took quite a while for Darth to show up in Canada (at least my part of it), so I'll be patient and wait for it to show up locally.

I have to agree the highlight of the Spudtrooper is his potato masher.   :D

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Re: SW Potato Heads - Darth Tater, Spud Trooper
« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2005, 04:24 PM »
I'll be picking him up when he arrives up here can't have Darth Tater hanging by himself he needs a friend.

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Re: SW Potato Heads - Darth Tater, Spud Trooper
« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2005, 08:18 PM »
Meh. They're cute, and great for kids (these are toys after all) but not interesting enough to me to actually spend money on.

But if they do an Obi-Spud Kenobi or a Clonetater (AOTC-style clonetrooper), count me in. ;D
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