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proof that star wars collectors will buy anything : )
« on: September 26, 2020, 07:27:33 AM »

https://bleedingcool.com/collectibles/star-wars-holiday-black-series-figures-fall/

Is there really an interest in christmas troopers? and the fact that they have to call them "holiday" versions is equally dumb.
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Re: proof that star wars collectors will buy anything : )
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2020, 07:35:15 AM »

Sure, itís not for me, easy pass. What a junk stuff!

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Re: proof that star wars collectors will buy anything : )
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2020, 10:34:46 AM »

I think they should've eased into that and made just 1, then another next year.
They turned something that could've been a fun one-off into a chore for anyone that wants the complete set.

Making 5 all at once seems overkill. I won't be picking those up.
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Re: proof that star wars collectors will buy anything : )
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2020, 10:50:45 AM »

I think they should've eased into that and made just 1, then another next year.
They turned something that could've been a fun one-off into a chore for anyone that wants the complete set.

Making 5 all at once seems overkill. I won't be picking those up.
Well said. These are novelty items. Hard to justify $150 on a novelty items!
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Re: proof that star wars collectors will buy anything : )
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2020, 12:30:01 PM »

I have zero interest in these, but I've seen enough people posting that they're pre-ordering them that I think they'll probably sell decently well. Maybe the money that comes from these, as well as all the other repaints like Credit series, carbonized, etc will allow Hasbro's team to create more new sculpts.

It's unfortunate that it comes to repaints like this, especially as it seems this thread title is true - at least some SW collectors will buy anything!
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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2020, 12:38:25 PM »

Horrible. But if they help one "completist" kick that nasty habit, it's worth it.

Only spend $ on stuff you find awesome! You don't need it all!!!  :rollfloorlaffsmiley:
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2020, 03:20:06 PM »

It was a cool idea when Hasbro first started these different sets when they were based on the Ralph McQuarrie art used on the annual Lucasfilm Christmas cards. I'm not too fond of the 2020 editions though.



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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2020, 04:33:54 PM »

I will admit to having that set as well as Christmas Yoda. I did like the fact they were based on the MacQuarrie art.
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Re: proof that star wars collectors will buy anything : )
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2020, 06:52:27 PM »


I will admit to having that set as well as Christmas Yoda. I did like the fact they were based on the MacQuarrie art.

I have those and the jawas set. And they're awesome. They have that Ralph Mcquarrie connection which just gives them a lot more relevance and a sense of class. Perhaps that's my bias towards anything Mcquarrie but I'll take them any day over these new things.
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« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2020, 07:17:33 PM »

And here is the link to order the EBGames one:

https://www.ebgames.ca/Toys-Collectibles/Games/876694/star-wars-the-black-series-clone-trooper-holiday-edition-and-porg

Is it meant to look like the Clone is going use the Porg as a hockey puck????
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Re: proof that star wars collectors will buy anything : )
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2020, 08:06:07 AM »

Agreed, way too many figures at one time.  Also the McQuarrie sets have a certain charm to them.  I have them all and love them.  Troopers though? Not so much. Pass
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Re: proof that star wars collectors will buy anything : )
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2020, 09:00:47 AM »

I love the old stuff. I also have as many star wars xmas ornaments on the tree as humanly possible (smile).

Maybe if they did these in the smaller scale for $10 each it would be a fun oddity...but the size and price point is a head-scratcher to me.
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« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2020, 09:09:46 AM »

I have so many Hallmark Star Wars Christmas decorations that I have to have a separate tree for them.  However they too have been getting pricier every year, some now well over $30!  I will have to be more selective now.
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