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Silver figures: your opinion!
« on: August 30, 2003, 07:40:47 PM »

What do you think of the silver figures?

I have the R2 one and I really like him. I have also seen the Toy Fair Vader, Boba Fett and the Clone Trooper on pictures and they all look great (I hope to get these last 2, I have given up on Vader since he is way too expensive for me). The card also looks good.

But with that new Clone Trooper, don't you feel that Hasbro is making too many of them? Won't you feel that they are not so "special" if Hasbro releases almost every regular figure in that silver variation (well we are still far from that  ;))? Do you think that using an older sculpt instead of a new one is a good idea?

I think that using an old sculpt that is not too "posed" is perfect (like R2 and Vader) but with Fett and the clone, since it is quite obvious that they are the 300th and preview ones, I think it is not the best idea (but they still look good and I want them  ;D). On the other hand, could they really make a better Fett sculpt? I don't think so!  :)
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Re:Silver figures: your opinion!
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2003, 08:56:38 PM »

If they say make one or two from each movie, then thats fine, but if they make 7-10 from each movie, then yes too many.

Do you have a link for the clone trooper one?
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Re:Silver figures: your opinion!
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2003, 09:08:47 PM »

opinion.......BOF !
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Re:Silver figures: your opinion!
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2003, 09:09:59 PM »

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Re:Silver figures: your opinion!
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2003, 09:21:20 PM »

LOL...opps...thanks

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Re:Silver figures: your opinion!
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2003, 09:45:46 PM »

I love the Silver themed figures.

But, availability is the main issue for many of us. Make them all a mailaway/ FC figure. please the peasants that collect.

I'd like to see them re-make the core 12 they made in 1997 as silver, or maybe gold figures......maybe as an anniversary type thing.
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Re:Silver figures: your opinion!
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2003, 12:45:14 AM »

They're cool looking but don't like them enough to pay large sums of money for them. :P and have to agree with themailman.

But, availability is the main issue for many of us. Make them all a mailaway/ FC figure. please the peasants that collect.

I'd like to see a silver Jabba.
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Re:Silver figures: your opinion!
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2003, 01:06:34 AM »

I like the Silver figures too. I didn't spend a lot on them. I was lucky enough to get them at cost!  ;D
I'm looking forward to the Silver Clone.  8)
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Re:Silver figures: your opinion!
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2003, 01:36:58 AM »

They are neat to look at.......................... but personally I am not a big fan of exculisive figures and think that everyone should be given the same chance at acquiring these figures as fanclub members, and people who have enough money to go to conventions. Just another opinion :-\
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Re:Silver figures: your opinion!
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2003, 09:11:02 AM »

I won the silver R2 here on snowtroopers and it is absolutely beautiful and perfect for displaying on the wall.

having them as a speciality item is nice to celebrate SW history... but a silver clonetrooper?  The movie is a year old?  Celebrating the history of collecting stuff still at Wally?  A little much.

I wouldn't personally pay a lot for them but would trade 1-2 regular figures for them if needed.  R2=cool
Vader=way cool
Boba=recent sculpt but still looks cool
Trooper=uncool
next 4 versions=probably uncool
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Re:Silver figures: your opinion!
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2003, 12:12:26 PM »

Can't you still find Boba in current shipments? :P

I like them, but only because I was fortunate enough to get the Vader for retail.  I have all three currently and they display very well.  

I do agree with the clonetrooper comment though.  Why not a storm trooper first?  Much nicer design, IMO, and a wee tad more historical.  I'll get a silver clone, but not if it requires much effort.  

I don't think they should vac-metallize anything but droids and figures in armor, so no Luke or Ben or Han or Chewie.  But they will ::)
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Re:Silver figures: your opinion!
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2003, 12:21:19 PM »

I haven't been able to get one yet..so...dunno.I'd like to have them but if I don't well then it's ok too.
What I'd like to see is the original 12(1977) done in silver or gold as a special collectord edition.But they'd have to make them avalible to many consumers(none of this Convention crap).
Now that would be sweet.
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Re:Silver figures: your opinion!
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2003, 02:49:06 PM »

I thik they are over-doing it.  They are pretty cool, but they are losing their novelty.  Vader and R2 were cool, but the Fett one made me think, ok, another one.  I will probably get one, we'll see.  But now the Clone?  Why?  And which Clone Trooper is it?  TX-536?  Why does he get immortalized when his millions of Clone Brethren do not?!  Just kidding.

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Re:Silver figures: your opinion!
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2003, 11:54:09 PM »

Have 2 Silver R2s,working on Silver Fett, $16 for shipping is high. Want Silver Vader but for $100- $200 Us though ebay, yea when I win the lotto then I'll get it. Silver Clone Trooper, news to me but why not. Not paying $16 shipping for that one. Should they be convention only or FanClub only. No! Why, because not everyone that wants one is going to drive all the to sya San Diego or Chicago or Indy just to get it. Or paying the money for the fan club just to get it. Just my take on it.
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Re:Silver figures: your opinion!
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2003, 09:46:14 AM »

In most respects I agree, but I am very pleased to see them coming through the fan club at least.  Convention exclusives are incredibly annoying.  

The fan club isn't cheap, but at least it's not for nothing.  You do get the Insider, which is pretty steep in price at places like Walmart.  Plus bantha tracks and then the opportunity to order this stuff.  So far this year it looks like being a member will get you a fair shot at the silver Fett, Santa Yoda and the silver clone trooper.  Probably the next silver figure too.  

I finally joined :)
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