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2005 Holiday Figure - Darth Vader
« on: August 10, 2005, 04:43 PM »
According to THIS GH article, we'll be getting another holiday figure, this year a holiday version of Vader.

I'm expecting this to be crap, just like all the other Holiday figures. Also, I'm a bit Vader-ed out after the past year, so there's another reason for me to pass.

Anybody else agree?
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Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2005, 05:20 PM »
Sorry, IMO Vader made the whole star wars saga, look it(the saga) was always about him (not whiney Luke). Vader rules-he's the type of badass you can grow to love. I can't think of a better figure to finally make out a holiday fig.

You know what? I'll bet he'll look good right next to my Hallmark vader "talking" ornament that just was released.

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Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2005, 05:23 PM »
Eh, I don't know.

The problem with the holiday figures is that they are mostly online exclusive (sans the 3PO set no one found) and tend to be rehashes with a few small resin pieces.

I don't own any of them and don't plan on buying Vader (even though he's one of my favorite characters).

Maybe I'll buy the entire Holiday collection off of ebay someday assuming I find them for less than SRP (shipping included).   8)
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Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2005, 05:37 PM »
I will gladly buy this as i have all the others, they are cool little sets.
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Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2005, 08:14 PM »
I like these as well.  I'm looking forward to seeing what the Holiday Vader will look like.

I'll probably get one for my nephew as well since he thinks Darth Vader is really cool.  ;D
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Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2005, 02:02 AM »
I will definately be buying this. I have the R2/3PO set and the Yoda one. Never got around to getting the Jawa Holiday set, but I'm working on it.
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Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2005, 03:02 AM »
I don't have either of them, cause I always seem to be out of money around Christmas time, but depending on how it looks I'll probably pick it up. The other 3 have looked pretty cool so far.
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Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2005, 03:05 AM »
I'm curious to see what they'll do with this. Santa Vader? ??? Christmas on Mustafar? :-[

Like the first three, I'll get it if it's a fun item and pass if it stinks. I enjoyed the droids and Yoda, but the Jawas blew. Wouldn't pick that one up on clearance.

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Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2005, 02:46 PM »
Meh...my Star Wars figures don't celebrate Christmas. I do, but hey, I'm from Earth.
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Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2005, 03:08 PM »
All of the others have been based on Ralph McQuarrie's art:

2004 Jawas:



2003 Yoda:



2002 R2-D2 & C-3PO:



So I assumed they would continue the pattern and use a McQuarrie Christmas print as their "inspiration" again.  Problem is, I can't find a Vader version.   :-\
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Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2005, 03:21 PM »
So I assumed they would continue the pattern and use a McQuarrie Christmas print as their "inspiration" again.  Problem is, I can't find a Vader version.   :-\


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Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2005, 05:32 PM »
I can't wait for Jolly McGee, the Christmas Ewok!


Oh crap, I actually really like that.

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Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2005, 09:26 PM »
Nothing says holiday cheer like a murderer of women, children, and Tuskens immortalized in plastic. Make it a rehash on top of it, and call it a day. Thanks, Hasbro.

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Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2005, 11:47 PM »
Since part of my family's Star Wars collection is a small tree with all of the Hallmark Ornaments, these Hasbro SW X-Mas sets make for a nice display addition around the base of the tree.

I loved the C-3P0/R2-D2, Yoda and Jawa Sets. This one I'm a bit puzzled by since I thought for sure we'd either get that Ewok one this year since it could really be a modified Teebo figure with a base and bag full of presents.

I don't know if Vader ever was on a Lucasfilm company x-mas card. Remember, one of the key parts to the sets so far is that you get a replica of the x-mas card too.

I wonder if instead of doing a card from the past, this will actually be the one and only time that the Hasbro x-mas exclusive and the Lucasfilm x-mas card are in synch. Since this was the year of ROTS and the year of Vader, perhaps GL commissioned the Vader card for x-mas 2005 and as an added bonus Hasbro is getting the design early enough to make an action figure based on it and in effect, since we get the Lucasfilm card w/the toy, it's like GL is sending out the card to all of the fans as well.

Just a thought (and a dream from the land of "perfect", I know).
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Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2005, 09:13 AM »
I hope we have an Ewok X-mas next year!  ;D
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