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Offline Diddly

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Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2005, 08:49 PM »
Cardback = cool and fun

Figure = lame and uncreative

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Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2005, 09:17 PM »
Hmmm...

Not sure if I want one or not, but something tells me that I've got a while to think about it as I'm not expecting it to sell out anytime soon.   :P
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Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2005, 09:47 PM »
hmmm since i missed out on the Lava Vader, i went ahead and pick this sucker up  :-*

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Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2005, 09:53 PM »
Some more pictures...

The enclosed greeting card...


The Card Back...


You have GOT to read that card back bio...  ::)

ps.
Great use of red on the card back to highlight the red figure...  :P
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Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2005, 10:00 PM »
Nice card, figure sucks and Darth's a artist. What more do you want!  ::)

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Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
« Reply #35 on: September 13, 2005, 10:13 PM »
Although I like the Holiday figures...I think this is the least inspired of the series.
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Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
« Reply #36 on: September 13, 2005, 10:34 PM »
Well - the Holiday Themed figures have officially jumped the shark.

With all of the other choices (Padme as an X-Mas tree being a great one) it seems to me that this one really takes the cake as a half-a$sed effort.

The original X-Mas card artwork is great, and if the figure had recreated that (i.e. Vader in his regular black "making" a Stormtrooper Snowman) then this would have been one of the better sets.

The figure does not match the card art! So what's the point? I thought the entire point of this series was that we were getting action figures based on the Lucasfilm X-Mas cards. No where on that card do I see (a) a RED Vader; (b) Black star-scape; (c) A Star Destroyer Bridge; and  (d) a wreath. Yet the combination of figure, base and packaging feature ALL of these things.

I'm sorry there is nothing that could have stopped them from packaging Vader with a Stormtrooper snow-man just like this:



There just ISN'T. If you look at the packaging with Yoda and then the Jawas, it's identical just different artwork - so why couldn't this one have been in the C-3PO/R2 Packaging with the background from the original card? I can answer that myself really - LAZINESS or how about CHEAPNESS. I would have gladly paid another $10-$15 to get a two pack of "action" figures that imitated the original card. Also, I really don't want ONE of the holiday sets to be carded while the others are all in the snow-globe like packaging. They don't even have a sense of consistency for crying out loud!

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Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
« Reply #37 on: September 13, 2005, 10:47 PM »
Absolute CRAP.

I love paying $40.87 for two piece of **** figures.  >:(

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Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
« Reply #38 on: September 13, 2005, 10:56 PM »
I love paying $40.87 for two piece of **** figures.  >:(

I bitch, but I still buy, guess that makes me the bitch, huh?

We're feeling the "love" together tonight Matt - I just ordered my two as well...  :P
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Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
« Reply #39 on: September 13, 2005, 11:13 PM »
I'm curious as to what Hasbro/Lucasfilm can do now to further commodify the Star Wars license.
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Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
« Reply #40 on: September 13, 2005, 11:25 PM »
I laughed so hard when I saw this I nearly fell out of my chair.   This is just plain silly.

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Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
« Reply #41 on: September 13, 2005, 11:28 PM »
This is definetly one that I'll be passing on. Just no need for it EVER! Best message to send is for this to hit the after holiday clearnace sales!
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Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
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Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
« Reply #43 on: September 14, 2005, 12:54 AM »
I'm passing.

If they'd made a Vader figure building a SnowTrooper-Man, I'd actually like it and it would match the rest of the line made to resemble the cards...  Since it does not, it's neither here nor there to me, and I'm gonna pass. 

If effort were put forth though to copy the card I'd be all into it.
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Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
« Reply #44 on: September 14, 2005, 01:00 AM »
Absolute CRAP.

I love paying $40.87 for two piece of **** figures.  >:(

Then don't buy it. Come on Matt give in to the Dark Side and stop being a completist.  ;D
« Last Edit: September 14, 2005, 01:01 AM by MetalJedi »
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