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Katarn07
03-16-2004, 10:03 PM
Hasbro Australia is announcing a nation wide product recall on the Darth Vader: Throne Room Duel figure. According to them "The figure has a Lightsaber Throwing Action, which may be able to also throw other improvised items (i.e. toothpick, nails, etc) further than 300mm in free flight in contravention of Projectile Toy Regulations".

:p

Post some funny crap like this when you come across it. But be sure it's not just stupid choices done by Hasbro because there's already a thread for that entitled Project Hasbro ;)

Zappa_0
03-16-2004, 11:25 PM
LOL, that is funny! I bet if they didnt say a thing of it no one would know. You know there has to be kids out there that has seen that post of the recall, and then went around all day with their Darth Vader and a thing of toothpicks hitting ppl!

dark jedi 8
03-17-2004, 01:14 AM
just seen that on rebelscum, what a joke.:D :cool:

thank god the u.s. retail cares more about making money than safety.:) :rolleyes:

Katarn07
03-17-2004, 02:34 AM
Originally posted by dark jedi 8
thank god the u.s. retail cares more about making money than safety.:) :rolleyes:

HAHAHA :D

True, Zappa. I woulda never thought of doing something so stupid. Shooting staple guns at other people yes. But never having an action figure toss nails and toothpicks :p

dark jedi 8
03-17-2004, 10:31 PM
i dont know if its funny, but it sure is different. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3182159622

granted it is the rarest fig, but that price is outrageous. i'm curious as to who will brake down to pay for it?:confused: :cool:

Katarn07
03-18-2004, 12:01 AM
Nah, they make repros of him with that so I think that is very stupid. The best part is the shipping and handling. 150 dollars? :p

The only figure I've seen go for more than 4,000 is Vlix, the true rarest figure since unlike that Boba was released retail (not in the US, but released nonetheless).

Zappa_0
03-18-2004, 12:08 PM
Woah!! That Boba is up to $13,999.99 now!!! YIKES!!

dark jedi 8
03-18-2004, 08:38 PM
It started at that! plus the 150 for s&h would really put a dent in your savings account.

Autobot Traitor
03-19-2004, 01:38 AM
This is another example of dumb kids ruining the fun lol. Alot of regulations like this are around because of ONE special little boy.

Back in the 70's, Star Wars's best rip-off, BattleStar Galactia had toyline with a XWINGish ship called the Viper. One kid was so dumb as to see how far he could fire the 2 inch rocket down his throat. I guess he got pretty far cause he choked and died!

It's too bad too, not only because of Star Wars toys like this get the boot, some get modified alot like the TRANSFORMERS G1 reissues.

dark jedi 8
03-19-2004, 03:01 AM
its a damn shame. (that the toys can't get made). how dumb can a kid be?

Autobot Traitor
03-19-2004, 04:18 PM
Yea, you'd think they would release something taht's not appropriate for kids thru specialty stores instead.

Katarn07
03-19-2004, 09:13 PM
Ummm, vehicles and playsets of alot of toys, including SW, still come with missiles. There are warnings all over the place warning of choking hazards.

Some examples are most of the deluxe figures from '96, the T-16, Vader's TIE X1 Advance, and the resissued Falcons coming with some too. Personally, I hate when they do come with missiles because they detract from the 'cool factor' of it when it's displayed. It's not even to fun to play with either. It shoots for an inch or two before gravity kicks in :rolleyes:

And so a kid choked on a missile. Happens all the time. How old was he? That's what you have to consider because kids up to the age of 8, believe it or not, put toys in their mouth.

dark jedi 8
03-19-2004, 09:18 PM
not only the missles, but other features such as the extremely soft plastic more commonly found on many figures nowadays is a direct result of "safety" issues b/c some dumb kid or maybe even adult choked to death or injured themselves when playing with the toys. the soft plastic on weapons just sucks, and especially on ships like the x-wing which would be a lot cooler if they were made of the harder material.:cool:

Autobot Traitor
03-19-2004, 09:37 PM
Originally posted by Katarn07
Ummm, vehicles and playsets of alot of toys, including SW, still come with missiles. There are warnings all over the place warning of choking hazards.


And so a kid choked on a missile. Happens all the time. How old was he? That's what you have to consider because kids up to the age of 8, believe it or not, put toys in their mouth.


I'm 17 and I still stick chunks of lego in my mouth to hang on to them when im busy lol.

ZBomber
03-20-2004, 02:33 PM
Originally posted by Autobot Traitor
I'm 17 and I still stick chunks of lego in my mouth to hang on to them when im busy lol.

:|

Have you erver gotten close to choking on them?

Autobot Traitor
03-20-2004, 08:21 PM
Close? HA, my parents had to learn CPR when I was kid just to keep me alive, I even swallowed a piece of Duplo.:p

ZBomber
03-21-2004, 03:48 PM
And you still put them in your mouth? Geesh, I was afraid to eat potato chips for awhile after I got one caught in my throat. :p

Autobot Traitor
03-21-2004, 04:19 PM
LOL, this whole thread is full of childhood traumas:p
Anyone ever swallow 3 /34 figure?

ZBomber
03-21-2004, 05:20 PM
No, I never even put one in my mouth. :)

I never really put anything in my mouth that doesn't belong there.....


Now, I'll wait for everyone to take what I said out of context. :)

Autobot Traitor
03-21-2004, 07:35 PM
LOL, too late! I am forever unclean!

Katarn07
03-22-2004, 11:10 PM
Soft plastic is used if kids (or collectors) drop it. Would you rather have rigid plastic break when it falls or have soft plastic? I prefer the soft plastic.

BTW Taters, my PC is broken so I can't log onto AIM anymore.

dark jedi 8
03-23-2004, 12:07 AM
i dont have a problem w/the soft plastic, but when it screws up joints like in the darth maul (shirtless) figure then its too soft!

Autobot Traitor
03-23-2004, 12:31 PM
I find the same thing with alot of my ball-jointed figures. Hard plastic doesnt stand up much better though, ever own a beast wars toy? the hard plastic often loostens from repeated transformations.

dark jedi 8
03-23-2004, 09:31 PM
but in terms of weapons and ships which would you rather have. the overyly soft plastic like on the acklay, x-wing and countless blasters. or the harder plastic which would hold up better in the long run? (i can exclude lightsabers b/c the old ones were too hard, but they are hopefull going back to the 1 piece saber, as the 2-piece one just had too soft of a plastic!)

Autobot Traitor
03-24-2004, 11:46 AM
I prefer soft plastic ships. I cant beign to tell you the number of times I've broken the blaster cannons on my X-wings. (Hats off to hasbro who sent replacements everytime).
With regards to saber, I kinda like the new 2 piece ones. The paint lasts longer than it did on the plastic hilts. I just wish the little things held together better.

daring dueler
03-24-2004, 08:11 PM
in the 95 figures trace ammounts of toxic chemicals were in the weapons :D

ok, katarn i guees its all pm's then, my computor is being crappy too.....

(btw vlix was less rare than the vynal jawa, the vlix was over sees glass lite......but still they are close)

Autobot Traitor
03-25-2004, 09:08 PM
mabye thats what caused the male figure to increase in chest size lol

dark jedi 8
03-27-2004, 06:52 PM
yes, when luke and lando have a bigger chest that chewbacca, theirs a chance something is wrong.:)

Autobot Traitor
03-28-2004, 02:30 AM
lol, i loved how you would break rocks on the rebel trooper's chest, it was so funny how hasbro made all the males have big chests but not the women:p

Katarn07
03-29-2004, 09:52 PM
No, it's worse than that. I posted that at a friends house when she was busy with something else and haven't really had access to a PC since until now. I'm at the public library writing this.

My PC is kaput. FUBAR. I'm getting a new one within the week but until then this will be one of my last posts. Anyhow, we're in incommunicata until then. I just came to the library so I could tell of all my new findings. But while I'm here, I'll discuss the topic.

OK, the Acklay was awful. Mine broke because it was so soft. The weight of it pulled it down from its flimsy legs and broke one of the joints. All other vehicles and beasts are fine in my experience. Figures is quite another though. Battle Droids of all kinds piss me off most and I'm sure there are a few others as well.

And I actually love the mucho macho, bulky chested, steroid addicted figures to the new ones. They were toys and toys I played with and they only made one of each figure with the occasional recard. Don't get me wrong, I love all the new figures. I just hate (yet love) Hasbro.

ZBomber
03-30-2004, 12:09 AM
I actually love the mucho macho, bulky chested, steroid addicted figures

I wonder why..... :)

daring dueler
03-30-2004, 08:23 PM
you see kenner used the bigger bodies to smuggle drugs over seas.

dark jedi 8
03-30-2004, 08:31 PM
i thought they did that with the commtechs?

daring dueler
03-30-2004, 08:33 PM
the government is using the chips to moniter us! *gets shot by masked would be assasin, but i wore my lucky mesh underlay!*

dark jedi 8
03-30-2004, 08:47 PM
"always a good decision".;) i've had to resort to laying trip mines.

Autobot Traitor
03-31-2004, 02:59 AM
God those episode 1 comtech chips were terrible. Ever hear the anakin one?

"I'm a person and my name is Anakinnnnnnnnnnnn"

They made his voice even worse than it in real life.

daring dueler
03-31-2004, 08:30 PM
i dont know why they just didnt record straight from the movie.....

dark jedi 8
03-31-2004, 10:54 PM
at least they put the effort into hiring screechy elves to voice the chips. now thats worthy of admiration.......

daring dueler
04-01-2004, 08:41 PM
i woulda rather have info cards like potj.

Autobot Traitor
04-02-2004, 12:51 AM
yea or some good 'old fashion slides

dark jedi 8
04-02-2004, 01:43 AM
or they could have dropped those features all together and put the resources into better sculpt/accessories and/or cheaper fig. but to be honest i did like those fact files.

daring dueler
04-02-2004, 08:17 PM
yeah, i liked those, i do hpwever like most of the potj scuplts, and saga, and most ep1.

ZBomber
04-04-2004, 03:45 AM
POTF2 info cards and front cards were the best. Period.

daring dueler
04-14-2004, 01:50 PM
to be perfectly honest, i like the potf2 card.....nice cards on back, an attractive package....convienent bubble size.....and classic.

dark jedi 8
04-14-2004, 05:24 PM
spacesaver if thier ever was one. not that i leave the figs in the package but i do feal sorry for those who do w/these huge saga cards.

Katarn07
04-14-2004, 09:19 PM
Originally posted by ZBomber
POTF2 info cards and front cards were the best. Period.

Originally posted by Taters
to be perfectly honest, i like the potf2 card.....nice cards on back, an attractive package....convienent bubble size.....and classic.

Save for the vintage cards, this is so true. PotF2 are the NeoVintage cards and I love 'em.

Autobot Traitor
04-15-2004, 12:47 PM
My fa cards are the rerelease cards that came out with a few classic figures back in 2000.
The new cards for the line that is coming out in conjunction with the DVD release of the original trilogy look alot like them too.

Katarn07
04-15-2004, 09:20 PM
'The Original Trilogy Collection,' as the newest repacks are called, look pretty sweet. Very vintage looking with their silver lettering, borders, and colorful backgrounds. They're 3rd on my list for favorite card.

ZBomber
04-15-2004, 11:36 PM
Originally posted by Katarn07
'The Original Trilogy Collection,' as the newest repacks are called, look pretty sweet. Very vintage looking with their silver lettering, borders, and colorful backgrounds. They're 3rd on my list for favorite card.

Yeh, I'll be very tempted to leave most of the figures in their new packaging. :)

dark jedi 8
04-16-2004, 04:12 PM
i'll probably buy doubles of the "clamshell" packages so i can leave 1 in the package for display. those cards look really cool IMO. damn that hasbro.:D

Katarn07
04-16-2004, 09:22 PM
I'll get all 12 but leave them in. I don't need any of those guys out, no matter how cool the figures themselves look. Same goes for the 12" guys. Well, I may get 2 Bobas and 2 Stormies since I'd love to pose them :D

dark jedi 8
04-28-2004, 09:03 PM
i think the vader at least, and if the stormie and fett are the same (3 3/4 figures) i at least gotta buy doubles if not more of them.

daring dueler
04-29-2004, 04:26 PM
yeah, thse newer original series cards, vintage really, look awsome, and since i buy 2 of all figs, ill get to see their awsomely awsomeness for years to come.

btw, if you do keep figs on the card, they do look soo much better in star cases. beleive me.

Katarn07
06-19-2004, 08:53 PM
Haha, that OTC Recard of that Vader won't be shipped to Australia at all. It's probably for the better since there won't be so many perwarmers there, huh? :p

dark jedi 8
06-26-2004, 05:05 PM
i hear it doesn't even come with the "removable helmet" feature either. peg warmers indeed.

Katarn07
06-26-2004, 10:41 PM
I forgot to mention that. That is a load of crap. Hasbro is so annoying.

Well, I won't take that one out if I do decide to get the OTC guys (I'll get them once I find a spot to put them all together).

daring dueler
07-09-2004, 10:47 AM
as i posted i have those figures now.....and i have no room, and havnt for a while now, i only have one room for it all, so i guess ill have to pack up some older saga figures and puit them away for the room, i mean the packages are friggin sweet!(on otc)

Katarn07
07-09-2004, 11:51 PM
Originally posted by daring dueler
as i posted i have those figures now.....and i have no room, and havnt for a while now, i only have one room for it all, so i guess ill have to pack up some older saga figures and puit them away for the room, i mean the packages are friggin sweet!(on otc)

STOP TAUNTING ME!

Yeah, Saga looked good for the few first waves but now I hate it. I find it really annoying for some reason. Too modern looking like TPM and PotJ guys. PotF2 and OTC look to be the best since the vintage line :D

daring dueler
07-14-2004, 10:05 PM
all too true (taunt)
the saga does look...odd....mine are no longer on my wall , accept jorg and a few others..boba ect..


but my space is limited to say the least.

Katarn07
07-15-2004, 12:26 PM
So is mine. I have the Saga guys I left in the package in a crappy spot :(

I need to find room for a bunch of the OTC and definately all 12 VOTC guys.

daring dueler
07-15-2004, 11:00 PM
yeah.the otc packaging is just soo cool, i cant beleive im saying this..here it goes...........hasbro! your an animal! roar!


ummm..i mean good job.