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Covert Ops Clone Trooper
« on: August 29, 2005, 01:04 PM »
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Covert Ops Trooper

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Re: Covert Ops Clone Trooper
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2005, 01:14 PM »
man that clone looks aweful but sadly im gonna go get me one since i know i will regret it later if i dont :o  im a sucker for special painted clones and exclusives

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Re: Covert Ops Clone Trooper
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2005, 01:18 PM »
lol, "Limit 5 per customer" (at $13.99 plus shipping)

They can go ahead and limit it to 0 per customer as far as I'm concerned, I doubt I'd pay $5.88 plus tax if it were hanging on a peg hook in WalMart.

What a piece of junk.  Though I'm thankful more EU crap that I don't want or need is exclusive, and not something worthwhile.

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Re: Covert Ops Clone Trooper
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2005, 01:34 PM »
Yet one more reason to get out of this hobby - I've already started the liquidation....

Neat packaging - horrible figure - $14 is borderline insane for a 3.75" figure.

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Re: Covert Ops Clone Trooper
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2005, 01:36 PM »
i think the one of the employees at the SW factory in China screwed up or played with the figure machine so Hasbro decided to make it an exclusive by error.

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Re: Covert Ops Clone Trooper
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2005, 01:49 PM »
When I first saw it, I thought WTF, another black one? But it actually looks kind of neat. Better than the Target "stealth" one which looks like the only place it could hide itself is among a herd of zebras. But what's with the continuing trend of rape pricing 3¾ inch "exclusives"? That's ******* bull****. This figure "Debuts a new line of troopers being released by Hasbro in the coming months"? What kind of line, a $15 line of 3¾ inch figures that repeatedly re-utilizes existing clone molds?
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Re: Covert Ops Clone Trooper
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2005, 02:18 PM »
Wow....  just wow.  Based on the color scheme, I'd really like to know where the "Covert Ops" are happening.  Fantasia?  Candyland?  ??? 

Personally, I'll take the $13 Target version over this $14 version.  At least the upcoming Target Stealth Clone has kind of a night camo coloration, this one is just... I don't know. 

There have been so many jokes over the years, but we've finally arrived at "Neon-Camo Armor Batman Clone Trooper" after all...  >:(
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Re: Covert Ops Clone Trooper
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2005, 02:23 PM »
Maybe he's one of Prince's bodyguards
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Re: Covert Ops Clone Trooper
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2005, 02:25 PM »
At $5.88 I would buy quite a few but at $14.00, I'll be lucky to get one. :(
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Re: Covert Ops Clone Trooper
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2005, 02:27 PM »
It would be nice if at least the army builder exclusives were available in quantity for $5 each, polybagged, or the ripoff price in "collectible packaging".

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Re: Covert Ops Clone Trooper
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2005, 02:49 PM »
here's the next "Exclusive" Covert Ops Clone Trooper


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Re: Covert Ops Clone Trooper
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2005, 03:00 PM »
You forgot the one accessory Hasbro feels the need to pack in for no apparent reason, Jay: THE BIG ASS CANNON!   :P

Just to get my hypocrisy out of the way, I ordered one of these.  I don't think I'll open it since it's EU-related and it would probably look better hanging on a wall than it would sitting on a shelf.  That said, I fully expect to have to open it, since SWS.com isn't doing all that well in the MOC figure department (my Holo Leia, which was promptly returned, arrived crushed beyond belief inside an immaculate shipping box).

Regardless, the thing that bothered me most about the figure was the note that it was the first in a new line of Clone figures coming out this fall.  I can't help but think that, in their new lovey-dovey relationship with the Retail Grandmaster of Collector Spite, Target, the Stealth Clone coming this fall to that retailer and this Covert Ops Trooper (I suppose he was doing some covert ops at Kuat Drive yards and needed to blend in with all the metal  ::) ) are only the beginning.  Then again, I do tend to think the sky is falling, so YMMV.


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Re: Covert Ops Clone Trooper
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2005, 03:01 PM »
Now that's something you don't see every day, an Easter Egg Clone Trooper. :)
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Re: Covert Ops Clone Trooper
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2005, 03:06 PM »
here's the next "Exclusive" Covert Ops Clone Trooper




Awesome!  Now get it autographed by one of the two "rainbow" notables - Jesse Jackson or Elton John!   :P
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Re: Covert Ops Clone Trooper
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2005, 03:18 PM »
This is bull. This makes the Target Exclusive black ops clone look like pure genius by comparison. Words cannot adequately describe its crappiness.
**** you Hasbro. **** you SWShop.com. I will not buy this, ever.


Although I have to say, the packaging looks extremely cool, and I would have been a very happy camper if this had been the design for the basic ROTS line.




And Jay, I actually would buy that Psychedelic Hippie Clonetrooper just for novelty value. ;D
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