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Re: TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2005, 08:14 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.

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Re: TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2005, 08:28 PM »
While I can't quit... >:(

We asked for this. We clammored for armybuilders. We hooted and hollared. Can we at least see what they look like? :-\

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Re: TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2005, 08:31 PM »
While I can't quit... >:(

We asked for this. We clammored for armybuilders. We hooted and hollared. Can we at least see what they look like? :-\

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Re: TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2005, 10:20 PM »
Hey - this isn't the Saga Palpatine, this is the ROTS Palpatine - #11 I think the number was - it has the spring loaded two types of lightning and a lightsaber. So yeah - my guess is that this is an "Order 66" Palpatine.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2005, 10:56 PM »
I actually do not mind this one.  Palps is in the movie a lot as a hologram so it makes sense to include him in the line.  Although I was hoping for Sidious to come in his addressing the senate robe instead.  Oh well. That would require a new sculpt which is obvious Hasbro is trying to avoid like the plague for some reason.

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Re: TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2005, 12:28 AM »
You know, with that additional bit of news I'm now actively looking forward to this.

Please don't hurt me. :P

I just hope they make it readily available and not limited run like Holo Yoda. ::)
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Re: TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2005, 12:34 AM »
I actually like this figure too - if they do finally decide to make a Commander Cody figure - I still think one of his accessories should be a mini holo-projector with a mini holo Emperor Palpatine, but that's just me.

With the number of times he appeared as a hologram, this is a no brainer.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2005, 12:39 AM »
I guess I disagree with you guys (not that there's anything wrong with that  :D).

I'd LOVE a holo-Emperor as a pack-in with a Commander Cody figure... but a 3.75" Holo-Emperor after just getting one last fall is kinda -meh- for me.

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Re: TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2005, 12:55 AM »
I definitely understand your take on it Jeff - you're right we did get that Holo Emperor from StarWarsShop just last year. That figure though, I kinda view as a celebration of GL changing monkey-eye-old-woman-face Emperor for the guy who played Palpatine in four other movies - definitely a welcome change IMHO.

I view this figure in the same context as as the Holo Yoda - a nice way to add some variety to a diorama - like for example, you could use this figure in a diorama that shows Bly gunning down Aayla Secura or in a diorama that shows Bacarra gunning down Ki-Adi Mundi.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2005, 01:55 AM »


Not bad really.

Like Holo Yoda, I see they still felt compelled to add a Holo Saber, plus in this case Holo Lightning and Holo Force ****. Sheesh. ::) A pretty minor complaint however.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2005, 02:01 AM »
I'm looking at my calendar and it doesn't look like the first of April....

Stop being so funny. >:(

You caught me off guard and I woke up my sleeping kids from laughing. :P

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Re: TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2005, 03:09 AM »
I'll be buyin it, since I have neither of the previous Holographic versions of the character.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2005, 03:13 AM »
Way too many holographic figures this year...  Like with repaints, holographics are ones that I like but in moderation.  1, maybe 2 a year...  Exclusive is better than wasting a peg spot too.

I'd take a nice painted Holo Emperor...  But I dunno that this interests me much when on top of it there's the Leia, there's the 2 Jedi now...  It's just meh.  Too much cheap stuff at once.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2005, 03:33 AM »
The weird thing is, with all the screentime Holo Sid/Palp had, it seems like a no-brainer in the regular line. And Plo and Aayla, who only briefly appeared as holograms, would be better suited for exclusives of some type.

But then again, Holo Palp is a big enough character to justify the hassle of an exclusive, while Exclusive Holo Aayla and Plo would probably wither and die on the pegs.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Holographic Emperor
« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2005, 06:01 PM »
I'd LOVE a holo-Emperor as a pack-in with a Commander Cody figure... but a 3.75" Holo-Emperor after just getting one last fall is kinda -meh- for me.

Jeff

I think this one is meant to represent Palpatine as he addresses the Seperatists on Mustafar and Grievous on Utapau.  The inclusion of the accessories is kind of weird, but since they're probably part of the tooling for the original figure I can KIND OF understand why they included the force lightning and lightsaber.
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