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Re: Open figure theatre
« Reply #30 on: August 5, 2005, 10:40 PM »
Funny thread! My only carded figs are an AT-TE Gunner and a C3 Vader. I'll have to take pics of the Gunner being opened. :)

Not the C3 Vader?   ;)

Is it wrong that this thread is turning me on?
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Re: Open figure theatre
« Reply #31 on: August 5, 2005, 10:42 PM »
By the way, who's the funny lookin' dude with the devil eyes up there in Dale's post?  Scary...

Yep, scary!  :o

 

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Re: Open figure theatre
« Reply #32 on: August 5, 2005, 10:42 PM »
Anyone remember the look on people's faces in Indy when Jared ripped open a C3 Vader after 10 or so hours in line :o  We required a fair bit of beer after that one.
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Re: Open figure theatre
« Reply #33 on: August 5, 2005, 10:44 PM »
I sure wish I'd seen that because that's exactly what I thought of when Diddly mentioned he had a carded C3 Vader. 

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Re: Open figure theatre
« Reply #34 on: August 5, 2005, 10:48 PM »
Nope, C3 Vader stays carded. It has a special place in my heart since I won it off this website. :D
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Re: Open figure theatre
« Reply #35 on: August 5, 2005, 10:48 PM »
If Diddly doesn't want to open his, I was planning on doing one of mine.  

I could also open up 3-4 Droids figures (late vintage) or a trilogo biker scout.  I only have 4 :P
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Re: Open figure theatre
« Reply #36 on: August 5, 2005, 11:10 PM »
Can someone please buy me a minty mint vinty carded Vinyl Cape Jawa so I can rip it off the card.  :-X

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Re: Open figure theatre
« Reply #37 on: August 5, 2005, 11:17 PM »
Can someone please buy me a minty mint vinty carded Vinyl Cape Jawa so I can rip it off the card.  :-X

Me too!


Meanwhile...

Oops, how'd that knife get in there?




Roughed up, per instructions...




Jared-esque rippage....





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Re: Open figure theatre
« Reply #38 on: August 5, 2005, 11:24 PM »
So does the C3 vader sound better when it's off the card? :P
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Re: Open figure theatre
« Reply #39 on: August 5, 2005, 11:28 PM »
Arrg! My heart! 

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Re: Open figure theatre
« Reply #40 on: August 5, 2005, 11:30 PM »
Actually, no.  Honestly it sounds worse, like some of the vibration is greater and the sound is actually less clear.

While I'm at it, I pulled the POTF2 Vader (orange card, long saber, pardon the dust) to do a wee comparison of them since I thought it was a POTF2 Vader in there.  While they are really similar, there's some serious differences going on. 

-the legs on the C3 Vader do not move
- C3 Vader has newly sculpted arms and articulated wrists (no, the right hand is not removable)
- the head sculpt is different
- the torso is different as well, so while it's really similar, it's quite different

Am I mistaking the wrong Vader or was that the original figure everyone thought it was?

(BTW, those long lasting energy efficient lights make for crap pictures)
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Re: Open figure theatre
« Reply #41 on: August 5, 2005, 11:51 PM »
I thought the C3 Vader was a repainted POTJ/25 Anniversary Vader?
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Re: Open figure theatre
« Reply #42 on: August 5, 2005, 11:53 PM »
Could be, but there is no articulation in the legs of the C3 version.  Was there in the 25th anniversary?  I haven't opened that one.
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Re: Open figure theatre
« Reply #43 on: August 6, 2005, 12:27 AM »
Nice work, Hemish!  I recall a similar thread to this in the Vintage section at RS a few years back, and the fella really riled some guys up with that!  A real hard to find POTF figure, IIRC.  Good stuff!


Matt, I remember that thread well, though I am wondering if it was on CSW, prior to the RS merger. I believe it was Chewbacca99, aka DeathStarDroid, who tore open a vintage figure and man was the vintage group really upset. I found it all to be hilarious, good times much like this thread so far.
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Re: Open figure theatre
« Reply #44 on: August 6, 2005, 12:35 AM »

Meanwhile...

Oops, how'd that knife get in there?



That picture now holds the title as the best picture so far.   8)