Yup. It was a great year or two for Star Wars figures. The concept figures, comic packs, huge main line filled with some truly great figures, a solid saga legends line up, a nice Vintage subset... they look like glory days now.I have to say that over the history of the modern line, TAC may just be my favorite....
The Salacious Crumb figure is definitely better than the previous versions (that came with PotF2 Oola or the SAGA Jabba's Palace Denizens pack), but the C-3PO figure is weird. The dirt is badly applied in my opinion, and the eye is weirdly done. It makes for a fun "action" feature, but if you're looking for a definitive 3PO to display I wouldn't use this one.Does anyone here have the Salacious Crumb with the C-3po that has the bugged out eye socket? Just wondering if it's worth picking up on eBay?
Vintage collection Aayla Secura is the best version of her she's not expensive $8.00 topsAayla Secura's Jedi Starfighter [30th Anniversary Collection]
Praise The Lord! I went to #crowemagtoys after the big teacher workshop that Meredith College right across the road. Look at all the great Star Wars stuff that I got! #starwars by SacredKnightOfTomorrow, on Flickr
I got this for cheap yesterday at Crowemag's Toy Store! I thought it was Obi Wan's but it's not. Now I just need to find a Aayla Secura to pilot it!
I have to say that I really miss this line. There were so many cool new figures and great updates to old figures. After a bit of a rocky start the distribution was a dream compared to what we have now. Those were great days for collecting.
Can't say I own him yet. But considering it's a tenner for a regular figure, I don't think fifteen is outlandish as some prices you see. Of course he's an older figure and less articulated. So it all comes down to whether you need him in your collection. If you want a decent Jabba's Palace I'd go for it. If you don't then don't.Hermi Odle for $15, is he worth picking up?
Í may be late in replying, but I'd get him for that Price. He was only 1x per case and I don't think he was ever repeated. He's an ugly figure, but part of Jabba's Entourage, so he was a definite buy for me back then.Hermi Odle for $15, is he worth picking up?
Here is a little history about this unicorn :ninja::
But don't worry if you still looking for this figure, it was mass released in 2008 and 2009 :Interesting....maybe I should sell it? I'm an opener anyway, so the carded version I have can maybe go to a collector who'd really want it. Instead of it just sitting on my shelf, collecting dust....Wow! Congrats on still having one carded!It's a good thing I have 2 then: one loose, and one carded in a clamshell case.I'll bet Mr. Curto is still kicking himself for opening that one! I still have yet to hear about anyone besides him having it.I agree!
To me, this is the "Unicorn", Hasbro said that it was release in the wild but in limited numbers, but the only one that I know is this one shown here at Rebelscum by Mr. Curto, unless someone provides with pictures of this figure carded I will believe it, loose and customs don't count.
Can anyone confirm that the Black Pauldron exists??? I have looked on eBay for over one year now with nothing ever showing up. Anyone have a picture (besides the RS one of course) to confirm that it was released. How about our friends at POTF2... they find everything.
Maybe Hasbro will re-release this one some day...I can ask.
Even if they do re-release it, your carded TAC one will always be a holy grail in the collecting universe!
Click the banner for the entire interview :Re: the TAC sandtrooper figure...there's an interesting story concerning the photo/painting on the card. Anyone know the answer?
March 20, 2007
Story by Chris Rhoads (dustrho)
When Hasbro designs the images to be used on their card backs that will eventually entomb action figures, have you ever wondered how they come up with those images? Do they use models for some and their imagination for others? In the case of the upcoming Sandtrooper figure (set to be released in the Saga Legends collection), a very lucky Mike Harrison from the 501st Legion was called upon to provide them the image of an accurate looking sandtrooper from A New Hope. The funny thing, though, is that Hasbro never contacted him about it, but instead people noticed that Hasbro used one of his photos from his personal web site.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Mike regarding this, and also asked him several questions about him in the Star Wars galaxy.
Now the question I'm sure most of us want answered is this, what was your reaction in learning that Hasbro used a photo of you for their upcoming Sandtrooper figure? How did you learn about it? Did Hasbro contact you for permission to use your photo?
As a professional interweb surfer, I hit up web sites like Rebelscum a few times a day just to see what's new. I don't have any intentions of buying new Star Wars toys or collectables, but I enjoy seeing what companies come up with. That's when I saw the news blurb that linked to images of all the card backs for the new wave of figures, and the one with my photo jumped out. When I clicked on it, to see the larger image, I about had a heart attack. It was like a dream. I was speechless, shaking, it felt like I won the lottery. Once the news got out and I heard that it was the real-deal, I could only describe my feeling as humbled and honored. The reality is that the graphic artist who used my picture did so because he thought all the images that LFL supplied them were unusable. While I was never asked for permission (and that subject opens up all kinds of legal issues), I'm really not going to pursue it. The idea that I'm being immortalized as an action figure... the same kind of Star Wars action figures that fill my earliest childhood memories, is really life affirming. It's as-if my life-long devotion, hard work and commitment to this hobby and to Star Wars has really paid off. Now I get to look forward to signing action figures in 2007!
If anyone deserves to be immortalized on a Hasbro Star Wars card back, it's Mike Harrison. I haven't had the opportunity of seeing it in person, but if you check out his photo galleries on his personal personal website. you'll see just how good his armor really looks. I'd like to thank Mike for allowing me to do this interview with him, and congratulations about Hasbro using your photo. Talk about a great honor that must be for you.