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Black Series 6" Holiday Repaint Figures
« on: September 25, 2020, 09:14 AM »
Jayson has been hinting at these for some time and the images have finally been posted on Yakface. 

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Range Trooper

I believe he talked about three different ones, so there might be another revealed soon.

Jayson states the responses he is seeing on Twitter are mostly positive.

I'm positive that I'll be passing on these.
« Last Edit: September 25, 2020, 09:31 AM by Jeff »

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Re: Black Series 6" Holiday Repaint Figures
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2020, 09:44 AM »
I believe he talked about three different ones, so there might be another revealed soon.

At one point he dug up a Holiday Trooper 5 listing at Walmart so maybe there could be as many as 5 of these things coming this Winter/Christmas.

The "Ugly Sweater" Trooper w/SnowPorg is pretty goofy, but I actually do like Range Trooper Santa with Rudolph D-0.    I don't like it enough to spend $25 on it, but it did make me laugh/smile. :)
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Re: Black Series 6" Holiday Repaint Figures
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2020, 09:44 AM »
Is that Vibro Axe all new??

These are so weird it almost seems like some kind of April Fools joke.

Iím in though.  ;D
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Re: Black Series 6" Holiday Repaint Figures
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2020, 09:50 AM »
Is that Vibro Axe all new??

Range Santa's weapon is one of the SDCC 6" Sith Trooper weapons.

"Ugly Sweater" Trooper weapon looks like it might be a modified version of the Amazon 6" Elite Praetorian Guard Heavy Blade.
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Re: Black Series 6" Holiday Repaint Figures
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2020, 11:45 AM »
I just canít.....
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Re: Black Series 6" Holiday Repaint Figures
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2020, 01:14 PM »
I'll buy what I see. Certainly won't lose my mind they're capitalizing on some Christmas / Star Wars combo.
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Re: Black Series 6" Holiday Repaint Figures
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2020, 02:29 PM »
I believe he talked about three different ones, so there might be another revealed soon.

At one point he dug up a Holiday Trooper 5 listing at Walmart so maybe there could be as many as 5 of these things coming this Winter/Christmas.

Confirmed on PulseCon that there are five different ones. 

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Re: Black Series 6" Holiday Repaint Figures
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2020, 04:27 PM »
I've collected all the 6" stuff to date including variations, but this is an easy pass for me. 

Tinted chrome versions of the same figure to match the artwork or a different color scheme?  I'm in.

Slight variation on the holster pins or chin paint? I'm in.

Combining Imperial Troopers with the Christmas Holiday?  I'm out.
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Re: Black Series 6" Holiday Repaint Figures
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2020, 11:36 AM »
In the past I liked some of the holiday 3.75" offerings.  Especially the ones that were based on the old Lucasfilm Christmas card art.  I still have some of those and they have some charm.  But the concept wore off a little bit with the red candy-coated looking Darth Vader.

Watching the livestream it seemed clear that *MAYBE* not everyone on the Hasbro Star Wars team was on board with this concept.  I could sense a person or two struggling to hold back the snark.  For me?  I really dislike those tacky Christmas sweaters.  And seeing that translated to figures just didn't do anything for me.
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Re: Black Series 6" Holiday Repaint Figures
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2020, 11:39 AM »
Watching the livestream it seemed clear that *MAYBE* not everyone on the Hasbro Star Wars team was on board with this concept.  I could sense a person or two struggling to hold back the snark. 

Yeah, I think Patrick had a forced smile the whole time these were talked about.  And the comment about the AT-AT sweater design being original can't be true, I've seen advertisements for a similar one on social media.

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Re: Black Series 6" Holiday Repaint Figures
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2020, 10:05 AM »
These were an easy hard pass for me. Kinda ridiculous.
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Re: Black Series 6" Holiday Repaint Figures
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2020, 10:13 AM »
I get passing on them. I don't get the vitriol. It's five figures at Christmas time (kinda). It's not an ongoing subline. Some one is buying them. I bought an Amazon one and will buy others if I happen across them. Easy money for Hasbro.
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Re: Black Series 6" Holiday Repaint Figures
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2020, 10:15 AM »
And of course I do get some people's vitriol. It's not their cup of tea so how dare Hasbro!
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Re: Black Series 6" Holiday Repaint Figures
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2020, 09:12 AM »
And of course I do get some people's vitriol. It's not their cup of tea so how dare Hasbro!

I don't feel strongly enough about this sub-line to elevate it to the level of vitriol.

I just don't like these.  And if someone does?  Great.  They're just not for me.

As far as where do I think these fit in the context of The Black Series?  To me they don't really align to the style Hasbro pitched for this range of 6" figures from the outset.  And it almost seems like this stylization is some of the Disney kitsch aesthetic creeping into the Black Series.
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Re: Black Series 6" Holiday Repaint Figures
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2020, 09:44 AM »
I don't mean to imply if you don't like these you're in that boat of hating everything that isn't to your taste. I'm more reacting to people that are acting like this line is outrageous.

I will say I don't get your comment about what they pitched the Black Series line as. I imagine they want to make as much profit as they can so again a 5 figure line at Xmas is what it is
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