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TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« on: July 13, 2005, 02:12 PM »
No, it's not a re-pack of the StarWarsShop figure from last year, it is yet another Holo Emperor figure (because the two we have already are not enough  ::)).

Look for a TRU exclusive Holographic Emperor (based on the Saga 2003 Emperor) at SDCC this week!

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Re: TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2005, 02:21 PM »
I already know I'm passing on this, but do we have any more details? Will it be sold individually, or will you have to spend a certain amount on SW toys to get one? I assume it's the latter, but I'm just wondering.

Three Holographic Palpatines is overkill. Wow...

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Re: TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2005, 02:27 PM »
I wonder if they'll try to pass this off an "Order 66 Transmission" Palpatine
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Re: TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2005, 02:30 PM »
I think I'll go for this one since I skipped the last OTC version.

But, seriously, how much more of this **** do they think we'll buy? That carded Wedge is an insult, then more of this holo nonsense.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2005, 02:32 PM »
I'll hold off until I see what it looks like for sure, but I think I'll likely pass on this one as well.  I picked up the OTC one last year, and the Saga Emperor isn't a real outstanding figure anyways, so I think I could probably do without this one.  Especially if it ends up being $9.99 or higher like many of the past ones have.  I agree with Ben, the repack/exclusive nonsense is getting a tad ridiculous now.  Not that I have to buy them...and most I won't....but I don't know that overall it is good for our hobby, and definitely not for the completists.

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Re: TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2005, 02:38 PM »
I'm looking at my calendar and it doesn't look like the first of April....

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Re: TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2005, 02:54 PM »
Count me in, actually. I really want a Holo Sidious, and I'm too cheap for the Episode I release and skipped the StarWarsShop/Brian's Toys ::) exclusive, so I guess this will have to serve as a reasonable stand-in.

The 2003 Palp is not a very good choice IMO. The POTF2/SWS mold is better than this, but then that would trample on the exclusivity of the last one. What about the ROTS Emperor Palp--that isn't great either, but it would fit if they're going for an "Order 66" vibe.

BTW, what was the third Holo Palp?
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Re: TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2005, 03:01 PM »
BTW, what was the third Holo Palp?

Most people (myself included) cheat and count the Episode 1 Darth Sidious as a Holo Palpatine (they are basically the same guy after all)...

Ep1 Holo Darth Sidious
OTC Emperor Palpatine (SWShop.com)
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Re: TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2005, 03:16 PM »
OK, I gotcha. They are a little different--(EpI Sid doesn't have the crinkled face, his hood hangs farther down, and the robe is a bit different)--but I see what you mean.

I think it's too bad there still isn't a Holo Palp or Sid released in general circulation, considering it appeared in three of the six films. The first one was HTF, and the last two are exclusives. Seems like it would have been a good idea for the basic OTC.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2005, 04:35 PM »
What is GOING ON TODAY!? Is death by a thousand paper cuts supposed to take a while, not just a day?
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Re: TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2005, 04:39 PM »
What is GOING ON TODAY!? Is death by a thousand paper cuts supposed to take a while, not just a day?

Thats what Im saying.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2005, 04:40 PM »
Up next Holo Cantina Han Solo yours for only $49.99 and you get a free oven mitt!
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Re: TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2005, 04:40 PM »
What is GOING ON TODAY!? Is death by a thousand paper cuts supposed to take a while, not just a day?

It's the day before Comic-Con, and everyone who was supposed to "sit" on the nooz for another day or two couldn't hold their wad anymore. Not saying it's Jeff, just the original source of this news.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2005, 07:09 PM »
I really dont think we need another one. I mean technically we already have 2 with Sidious and Palpatine.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2005, 08:13 PM »
Hasbro had better unveil about 20 kick ass newly scuplted figures at Comic Con - because with the 90 repacks they've announced this week combined with the rumors of impending doom for the Unleashed line - I'm about 2 seconds away from losing all interest in Star Wars collecting.