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Title: 2005 Holiday Figure - Darth Vader
Post by: Diddly on August 10, 2005, 04:43 PM
According to THIS (http://www.galactichunter.com/absolutenm/templates/full_article_template_1.asp?articleid=4769&zoneid=2) 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?
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Darth Slothus 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.

If this makes you sick..well then....oh well, you asked.
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: ruiner 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)
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: evenflow on August 10, 2005, 05:37 PM
I will gladly buy this as i have all the others, they are cool little sets.
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Matt_Fury 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
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Ranat 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.
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Ryan 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.
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Ook 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.
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on August 11, 2005, 02:46 PM
Meh...my Star Wars figures don't celebrate Christmas. I do, but hey, I'm from Earth.
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 11, 2005, 03:08 PM
All of the others have been based on Ralph McQuarrie's art:

2004 Jawas:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/jwall/pics/McQuarrie03-Jawas.jpg)

2003 Yoda:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/jwall/pics/McQuarrie02-Yoda.jpg)

2002 R2-D2 & C-3PO:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/jwall/pics/McQuarrie01-R2D2-C3PO.jpg)

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.   :-\
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Jeff 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.   :-\


I can't wait for Jolly McGee, the Christmas Ewok!

(http://www.toysrgus.com/images-castc/xmas-lfl-1983.jpg)


Or maybe Christmas Padme Tree!

(http://www.toysrgus.com/images-castc/lucaslearning2k.jpg)


Every Lucasfilm Christmas card should be immortalized in plastic!

 ::)
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Ook on August 11, 2005, 05:32 PM
I can't wait for Jolly McGee, the Christmas Ewok!

(http://www.toysrgus.com/images-castc/xmas-lfl-1983.jpg)

Oh crap, I actually really like that.
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: SilverZ 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.

Sometimes its better to do nothing than do the stupid thing.
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Pete_Fett 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).
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: evenflow on August 12, 2005, 09:13 AM
I hope we have an Ewok X-mas next year!  ;D
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 12, 2005, 10:54 AM

(http://www.toysrgus.com/images-castc/lucaslearning2k.jpg)

You know, this is a nice card for it being SW related.
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Ranat on August 12, 2005, 11:11 AM
I would like to see the Padme one get done eventually.
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Ook on August 12, 2005, 05:11 PM
I hope we have an Ewok X-mas next year!  ;D

Man, I definitely want that, complete with all the little Woklings! ;D
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: evenflow on August 12, 2005, 08:57 PM
I hope we have an Ewok X-mas next year!  ;D

Man, I definitely want that, complete with all the little Woklings! ;D

I have wanted Wokkling figures for years, this would be the perfect way for us to get some. Nice thinking!  ;D
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Nathan on August 15, 2005, 12:14 AM
^ I like your thinking, guys.

Call me crazy, but I find the Santa Ewok and Padme Tree really appealing.
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: knashdx on August 15, 2005, 09:09 AM
I think they should make more Jawa's so you can recreate this set.
2004 Jawas:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/jwall/pics/McQuarrie03-Jawas.jpg)
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Gatillo on August 15, 2005, 11:45 AM
It this Vader going to be Lava Vader with green boots and a sandy claws hat? :P
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: proudfather2 on September 3, 2005, 09:34 AM
I haven't been able to aquire any of the Chrismas Star Wars figures so, unfortunately, I won't even bother trying in the future. These things are usually harder to come by than most exclusives. I've said it a million times before and I'll say it again, It's a shame Hasbro fails time and time again to put product in my hands that I would gladly pay to have.
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: TheBlackDog65 on September 3, 2005, 05:40 PM
I have not collected the holiday figures, even though I have found them. I have never been thrilled by them except for Yoda. However, this thread has given me a new idea to collect! SW Christmas art/cards!   I will say that I would love to see a Padme Christmas Tree! And finally, we found a reason for the creation of the Ewoks! May they glory in that role!
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: ruiner on September 12, 2005, 05:38 PM
Well, don't get too excited about the new Holiday Vader.  He's in the latest Insider and he retails for $19.99 (SW Shop exclusive).  Seems to be quite a theme going on, eh? 

And this is the best part - they have the Lava Vader sculpt pictured - not silver vac metalized but red vac metalized!  Verbiage claims that the final sculpt will vary.

As with past year editions, he will come with a festive base and card.

Pass.

Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Jeff on September 12, 2005, 05:42 PM
And this is the best part - they have the Lava Vader sculpt pictured - not silver vac metalized but red vac metalized!  Verbiage claims that the final sculpt will vary.


When I saw the first prototype shots of the Lava Vader from Target, he was Red Vac Metal. 

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-05/targetlogo.JPG)

Hasbro wasn't lying when they said that the era of silver figures was over, but apparently they haven't given up on the vacuum-metallized exclusive figure concept just yet. 

The JediDefender News Room has dug up some dirt on a planned Target exclusive for 2005 - Red Metallic Darth Vader.  No details yet on the how or when, but you can expect to add this guy to your collection sometime in 2005!  Watch for more details on this figure as we get closer to April 2nd!

I guess when Target changed their mind to get the "painted lava" Vader, Hasbro never ditched the red vac-metal idea... maybe it's the same prototype figure even? 

Jeff
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Jesse James on September 12, 2005, 06:54 PM
Man...  It'd better be spiffy or I'm passing.  I like the McQuarrie-esque ones just because of the material they're spawned from, but not what this sounds like.  Forget that Vader figure then.
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Nathan on September 13, 2005, 06:24 PM
He's up on StarWarsShop:

2005 Holiday Vader (http://shop.starwars.com/catalog/product.xml?product_id=104370&ReferrerID=CJADBN-00001)

"$14.99"

"red metallic finish (not vac-metallized, as previously reported)"

"Additionally, a figure-exclusive holiday greeting card is also included, this time illustrated with a whimsical scene of Vader building a "snowtrooper""

"PROTOTYPE PICTURED. FINAL PRODUCT SUBJECT TO CHANGE"

(http://shop.starwars.com/kernel/imageload?table=cat_images;ttl2=15;key1=104370_img1;key2=-100_img1)

I love the cardback, but I wish they'd put even half that much creativity into the figure. :-\
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Ook on September 13, 2005, 06:30 PM
LOL fugly.
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: MetalJedi on September 13, 2005, 07:52 PM
Ok I was a mark and bought the Lava Vader. But this is really ugly. Looks like I'll be skipping on this one.
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Diddly on September 13, 2005, 08:49 PM
Cardback = cool and fun

Figure = lame and uncreative

 ::)
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Jeff 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
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: SpudTrooper on September 13, 2005, 09:47 PM
hmmm since i missed out on the Lava Vader, i went ahead and pick this sucker up  :-*
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Jeff on September 13, 2005, 09:53 PM
Some more pictures...

The enclosed greeting card...
(http://www.starwars.com/collecting/shop/shopnews/img/20050913_2_bg.jpg)

The Card Back...
(http://www.starwars.com/collecting/shop/shopnews/img/20050913_3_bg.jpg)

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

ps.
Great use of red on the card back to highlight the red figure...  :P
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: DSJ™ on September 13, 2005, 10:00 PM
Nice card, figure sucks and Darth's a artist. What more do you want!  ::)
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Matt_Fury on September 13, 2005, 10:13 PM
Although I like the Holiday figures...I think this is the least inspired of the series.
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Pete_Fett 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:

(http://www.rebelscum.com/swsaga/swsaga02holidayeditionboxfr.jpg)

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!

*grrrrr*
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: JediMAC on September 13, 2005, 10:47 PM
Absolute CRAP.

I love paying $40.87 for two piece of **** figures.  >:(
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Pete_Fett 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
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Ben 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.
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Darby 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.
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: TheBlackDog65 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!
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: DSJ™ on September 13, 2005, 11:37 PM
(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Opening%20Figures/Comic%20Book%20Guy%20Worst.jpg)
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Jesse James 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.
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: MetalJedi 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
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: SilverZ on September 14, 2005, 02:16 AM
(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Opening%20Figures/Comic%20Book%20Guy%20Worst.jpg)

You are correct, sir. Pardon my French, but this figure ******* sucks.
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Ryan on September 14, 2005, 04:44 AM
PASS. At the risk of sounding repetitive, since this has nothing to do with the LFL Card, I have no interest in a Red Vader.

I actually really like the card art. I really like look of the Christmas SD. The cardback art is really nice too. But card art isn't enough to make me buy it if it is this overpriced. Like the SWS "Stealth" Clone, it has really nice packaging, but I'll pass on the over-priced piece of **** figure.
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Jayson on September 14, 2005, 09:16 AM
What a piece of JUNK!!!!!

read the upper left corner of the card front:

(http://home.comcast.net/~jedijaybird/redvader.gif)

NOTE: To best preserve paint on figure, leave figure inside of package. To prevent paint from chipping, carefully remove figure from package and keep in a safe place.

Don't get it wet
Don't feed it after midnight
Don't get it in the sun


Why don't they included a haz-mat suit and biohazard disposal unit while they're at it!  AND what ever you do DON"T LOOK AT IT!!!! Jezus

I'll still buy it  :D
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Brian on September 14, 2005, 09:18 AM
This is pretty ridiculous.  As others have mentioned, if it had been modeled after the card art and been a Vader building a "snow" stormtrooper, I would have been interested.  With this red, old, Vader figure...and with money being tight anyways right now, I'm passing.  The OTC-ish cardback is kind of neat though, much better than the figure itself :).
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Mikey D on September 14, 2005, 09:25 AM
Cardback = cool and fun

Figure = lame and uncreative

 ::)


Agreed.  But **** on fine china is still ****.
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Jayson on September 14, 2005, 09:30 AM
True.
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Gatillo on September 14, 2005, 09:38 AM
This figure is just like a turd.  You can look at it (if you most) but if you touch it then it will be all over your hands.

So far the Holiday figure thing had hit 3 for 3, a dud was just a matter of time.

I'm going to have to pass on it and ifany of my relatives tries to give it to me for the holidays, well, one less gift to buy next year, jajaja.

Nice Hasbro :P
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: CHEWIE on September 14, 2005, 11:58 AM
This might be the dumbest, least creative thing they could have possibly made. 

I think a Palpatine dressed up as Santa Clause, with little Anakin sitting on his knee would be cool.

 :P
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Famine on September 14, 2005, 12:26 PM
I think a Palpatine dressed up as Santa Clause, with little Anakin sitting on his knee would be cool.

What is it with you having those two touch? :-X

Kevin
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: CHEWIE on September 14, 2005, 01:19 PM
Ha Ha, obviously you're referring to this -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/BT10.jpg)

He actually has his hand on Anakin's back, it just looks like he's rubbing the Chosen One's ass.

 :P
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Gatillo on September 14, 2005, 02:37 PM
In case you guys did not know the Sith are grabby. ::)  Much more so than the Jedi.

Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Reid on September 14, 2005, 05:05 PM

2005 Holiday Vader (http://shop.starwars.com/catalog/product.xml?product_id=104370&ReferrerID=CJADBN-00001)


Tell me why did they have to use one of the worst sculpts of Vader for this?

You can't polish a turd Hasblow.  :P
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: DoctorPadawan on September 14, 2005, 05:10 PM
To quote Norm McDonald from SNL's Weekend Update a few years ago (referring at the time to a Michael Bolton Christmas album)...

"Happy Birthday, Jesus!  You get crap!"

 ;D
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Darth Broem on September 14, 2005, 07:29 PM
Well I might have bought this if the price was not so insane.  I guess everyone at Hasbro go together and said "For now on every exclusive figure we make will be automatically priced at $14.99." 

Honestly even if it was really cool looking I am not blowing $14.99 on new figs anymore.  Unless it's something I have been wanting for eons like a Tonnika Sister.  Oooops, I better shut up or that is exactly what Hasbro will charge for a real figure.  Oh wait I am already to late. 

Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: SilverZ on September 15, 2005, 06:30 PM
I feel like a complete tool because I preordered two of these last night. I feel dirty and taken advantage of, knowing full well Hasbro knows I'm a lowly crack whore who will pay what is asked and take whatever they serve up to get my figure fix.

This year has been a wonderful exploration into how much **** they can dish out before people rebel.

*******.

It's starting to feel like the Playmates 1701 era.
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: JesseVader08 on September 15, 2005, 07:43 PM
Like others, I'm kinda disappointed with the figure, but even just throwing a Santa hat with the white trim would help to make the figure itself more interesting.  The card is great, so I'm still planning to get one.  I've got the other Holiday figures, so I can't stop now, can I?   ;)

(http://shop.starwars.com/kernel/imageload?table=cat_images;ttl2=15;key1=104370_f;key2=-100_f)
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: evenflow on September 15, 2005, 09:39 PM
I am not a big fan, but i ordered it anyway. They could have been alittle more creative.
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Jeff on November 22, 2005, 11:35 AM
A question for anyone that ordered this guy...  Has your pre-order been changed?   :-\

I've been getting e-mails from people pointing out that the pre-order date is now January, but my pre-order still has a December 9th ship date stuck to it.

Upon investigating, it seems like:

- if you pre-ordered the Holiday Vader while he had the 104370 product number, you may still get yours in time for the holidays (ship date = Dec 9th)

- if you pre-order one now with the 104615 product number, you will have to wait until January to get your Vader
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Morgbug on November 22, 2005, 01:18 PM
This is another one of those figures that I should get to be complete on the holiday issues, but I just can't bring myself to order the damn thing.  It's just way too much like they had extra red paint after the Target Vader and decided to slap it on this guy instead.  Voila, instant Christmas figure. 

None of the Christmas figures are really all that great, but at least the others were based on some artwork rather than avoidance of paying royalties.
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Jim on November 22, 2005, 01:25 PM
A question for anyone that ordered this guy...  Has your pre-order been changed?   :-\


Mine still says ships December 9th.
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Vader?
Post by: Jedi Idej on November 22, 2005, 11:43 PM
Those with the December 9th ship date will get the Holiday 2005 Edition packaging. Later pre-orders will get the same red Vader but with the wreath replaced with a heart and the bubble sticker that says Valentine 2006 Edition.  ;)
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Darth Vader
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 10, 2005, 04:11 PM
I was surpised to find mine sitting on the doorstep when I got home from my morning runs today.

Upon close inspection - CHEESY! For some reason, the first ones worked for me, but seing the big DV in holiday mode give me a good laugh. Reminds me of the holiday special.
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Darth Vader
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 10, 2005, 04:43 PM
Reminds me of the holiday special.

Somehow, I don't think that's what they guys at Hasbro were going for.   ;)
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Darth Vader
Post by: Jim on December 13, 2005, 11:48 AM
I ordered this fig within hours of it going on sale and mine still has not shipped ???  Was there a limited initial shipment that swshop received?  Anyone else still showing in stock in there account but not shipped?
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Darth Vader
Post by: Jeff on December 13, 2005, 11:53 AM
I ordered this fig within hours of it going on sale and mine still has not shipped ???  Was there a limited initial shipment that swshop received?  Anyone else still showing in stock in there account but not shipped?

My listing still says "In Stock", but I have not yet recieved a shipping notice.  I just attributed it to laziness... the same thing happened with the Covert Clones - it took them 4-5 days to ship after they were "in stock" even though I ordered within hours of the original posting.

Hopefully the ship notice will come int he next day or two...  :-\
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Darth Vader
Post by: SilverZ on December 13, 2005, 01:36 PM
Mine showed up yesterday, and I think I ordered sometime on the first day of availability, though I know I didn't exactly rush to get my order in.

I haven't even been interested in the figure enough to bother opening the shipping carton. Now that I hear it described as officially cheesy, I have serous doubts that he'll see the light of day any time soon. I don't want to bring shame to the collection.  ;)
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Darth Vader
Post by: Jeff on December 15, 2005, 09:56 AM
I got my shipping notice today... according to the tracking number they should arrive on December 20th, so they should still get here for Christmas (barely  :P).

Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Darth Vader
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 12, 2006, 09:14 PM
After months of this being out I just saw it for the first time in person. :-X

What a cop-out. The first 3 in the series were terrific. I actually passed on him.......
Title: Re: 2005 Holiday Figure - Darth Vader
Post by: jokabofe on May 12, 2006, 11:29 PM
I'm almost embarrased to say this now, but I fought off the temptation to buy one before, but now (of cuorse) I feel like my collection is incomplete, and I need one of these. Anyone have an extra?  :-\