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Episode III - Preview Figures (SPOILERS)
« on: March 29, 2004, 01:54 PM »
Was browsing Yakface.com and came upon this, it states the Private Universe, has heard that we are getting Episode III - Preview figures this Fall/Winter 2004.  Read Here:

Sorry for the lack of posts recently due some problems in my personal life... Thanks to Pete, Dean and all the TPU staff for their kind works and for keeping the site alive!!!

Anyway enough of that and back to normal business...

The Target glasses have started shipping in the US - Darth Maul (Episode I) and Obi Wan (Episode IV) are out with the next wave expected to ship in mid April.

A question that's often asked is how many of a particular figure is made etc. Well I've been given the heads up on this one directly from Target, along with the first news of a preview figure for Episode III!!!

There will be 15,000 of each Glass and Character shipped to Target stores acroos the US. At the moment the current shipment includes a box of four glasses with 3 Maul's and 1 Obi Wan but this will reverse in due course.

The final wave of glasses will include an Episode III glass shipping in early summer with an exclusive Target (as yet unknown) preview Figure. You read it here first! This is further confirmation that Lucas intends to announce the title of Episode III very soon to tie in with the release of the Classic Trilogy on DVD!!!

As if this wasn't enough I'm told from a reliable source that to coincide of the Classic Trilogy on DVD (which features an exclusive Episode III preview) there will be four Episode III preview figures released in October!!! What a Year!!!

As yet there is no news if these glasses will be coming to the UK - they HAVE been offered to Argos, TRU and Woolworths so fingers crossed!!!


Which figures, do you think we will get as a preview set?

4 Episode III figures being released in October, oh yea!!!!
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Re: Episode III - Preview Figures (SPOILERS)
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2004, 02:10 PM »
General Grievous
Obi-Wan's Astromech
Stormtrooper/CLonetrooper Hybrid
Darth Vader :-*

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Re: Episode III - Preview Figures (SPOILERS)
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2004, 02:15 PM »
General Grievous as a Preview Figure?

Not to sure about having core charcters as sneak peek!
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Re: Episode III - Preview Figures (SPOILERS)
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2004, 02:19 PM »
This would be neat, if true.  I was wondering if they would do something like this (particularly with the glasses) to complete the set.  I could see Grievous be one of the preview figures as well, since they are really starting to promote him already (cartoon, Insider cover, Hyperspace stuff).  Also, if you look at the some of the preview choices in the past (Boba Fett, Jango Fett, Zam Wessel) he kind of fits into the line.  I could also see some sort of a droid, the new clone/stormtrooper, and maybe a Wookiee warrior of some sort.  It would be nice to see some preview figures this year though....Episode II's preview didn't hit until a couple of months before the release, if I remember right.  At least, I think that's when I found mine.
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Re: Episode III - Preview Figures (SPOILERS)
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2004, 02:21 PM »
They had Jango Fett last time

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Re: Episode III - Preview Figures (SPOILERS)
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2004, 02:23 PM »
Oh Yea!

Forgot about that.  Bloopers! 8)
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Re: Episode III - Preview Figures (SPOILERS)
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2004, 02:53 PM »
I betcha Grievous is one - an overhyped character who's probably barely in the movie.  See Boba Fett in ESB, Mace in TPM, and Zam in AOTC.

If they stick to what they did for AOTC, then expect something that Hasbro claims is in the movie, but barely noticeable, that for all intents and purposes it isn't.  I still can't find find R3-T7 in AOTC.  
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Re: Episode III - Preview Figures (SPOILERS)
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2004, 02:58 PM »
Yeah, Grievious is a lock.  Too bad he's so boring.  

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Re: Episode III - Preview Figures (SPOILERS)
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2004, 03:55 PM »
General Grievous
Obi-Wan's Astromech
Stormtrooper/CLonetrooper Hybrid
Darth Vader :-*

Hmmm...

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My 4 preview figures would be:
1) Gen. Grievous (Droid General) - Just like Jango, give away the baddie since he'll be in the preview AND we'll probably get like 15 different versions of him.
 
2) Wookie Warrior (possibly even Chewbacca!) - Woo-Hoo!

3) Episode 3 Clone Trooper - just like Episode 2

4) Droid - I don't know if they'll go Obi-Wan Astromech (since fans voted on it) or maybe a new battle droid model.  Either way, I'd vote on a droid for the 4th.

Then, I'd throw in a Darth Vader w/Episode 3 Cup to go with the Target set.

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Re: Episode III - Preview Figures (SPOILERS)
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2004, 09:49 PM »


Then, I'd throw in a Darth Vader w/Episode 3 Cup to go with the Target set.

Just my guesses...

Jeff



I like your pics Jeff.  A Vader with the glass would be ideal.  Needs to be a core character (ok, I know, Maul's dead) and to not have a glass with Vader is silly.  

Not so keen on the clone/stormie for preview.  We got hosed up here last time on those, so hard to come by.  Presumably they'll milk us for all we're worth with multipacks during this movie, so probably sweating over nothing.
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Re: Episode III - Preview Figures (SPOILERS)
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2004, 10:51 AM »
I bet anything the preview figures will be as follows:

Grevious with some sort of action feature (Most likley a pull string so he can rotate fast. THe string will probobly be attached to one of his lightsabers)

CloneHybrid

Droid

Anakin/Other Jedi.


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Re: Episode III - Preview Figures (SPOILERS)
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2004, 01:44 PM »
I really have to go with the Grievous thread because he is unique to Ep. III. Jango and the other two previews were uniquie to Ep. II. If that pattern is followed, I think Darth Vader is out as is Chewie.

Greivious
Combo Clone/Storm Trooper
Some not so well known character
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Re: Episode III - Preview Figures (SPOILERS)
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2004, 10:18 AM »
Hmmm... let me see

I think Grievous is a given for this too.  As for the others, I would like to see:

- Wookie Warrior
- Nemoidian Soldier
- Clone/Stormtrooper

I think that army-builders would be awesome for this personally.

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Re: Episode III - Preview Figures (SPOILERS)
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2004, 11:38 AM »
I think that if we took the vote we would find Grevious and the Clonehybrid trooper to be among all of them...although I would definitely like to see a wookie warrior, I do not think it likely...the Vader is probably the most likely and possibly a droid but I don't hold my breath for a Wookie...disappointing and I hope I am wrong

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Re: Episode III - Preview Figures (SPOILERS)
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2004, 09:57 PM »
General Grievous as a Preview Figure?

Not to sure about having core charcters as sneak peek!

Well, Jango Fett was a preview figure.  It's not unprecedented.  I think Grievous will wind up filling a similar role to that of Jango Fett.
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