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Old 03-16-2004, 09:03 PM   #1
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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".


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



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Old 03-16-2004, 10:25 PM   #2
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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!
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Old 03-17-2004, 12:14 AM   #3
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just seen that on rebelscum, what a joke.

thank god the u.s. retail cares more about making money than safety.
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Old 03-17-2004, 01:34 AM   #4
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thank god the u.s. retail cares more about making money than safety.
HAHAHA

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



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Old 03-17-2004, 09:31 PM   #5
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i dont know if its funny, but it sure is different. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=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?
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Old 03-17-2004, 11:01 PM   #6
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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?

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).



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Old 03-18-2004, 11:08 AM   #7
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Woah!! That Boba is up to $13,999.99 now!!! YIKES!!
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Old 03-18-2004, 07:38 PM   #8
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It started at that! plus the 150 for s&h would really put a dent in your savings account.


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Old 03-19-2004, 12:38 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 03-19-2004, 02:01 AM   #10
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its a damn shame. (that the toys can't get made). how dumb can a kid be?


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Old 03-19-2004, 03:18 PM   #11
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Yea, you'd think they would release something taht's not appropriate for kids thru specialty stores instead.
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Old 03-19-2004, 08:13 PM   #12
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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

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.



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Old 03-19-2004, 08:18 PM   #13
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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.


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Old 03-19-2004, 08:37 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 03-20-2004, 01:33 PM   #15
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I'm 17 and I still stick chunks of lego in my mouth to hang on to them when im busy lol.
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Have you erver gotten close to choking on them?


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Old 03-20-2004, 07:21 PM   #16
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Close? HA, my parents had to learn CPR when I was kid just to keep me alive, I even swallowed a piece of Duplo.
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Old 03-21-2004, 02:48 PM   #17
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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.


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Old 03-21-2004, 03:19 PM   #18
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LOL, this whole thread is full of childhood traumas
Anyone ever swallow 3 /34 figure?
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Old 03-21-2004, 04:20 PM   #19
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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.


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Old 03-21-2004, 06:35 PM   #20
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LOL, too late! I am forever unclean!
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Old 03-22-2004, 10:10 PM   #21
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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.

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Old 03-22-2004, 11:07 PM   #22
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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!


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Old 03-23-2004, 11:31 AM   #23
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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.
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Old 03-23-2004, 08:31 PM   #24
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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!)


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Old 03-24-2004, 10:46 AM   #25
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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.
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Old 03-24-2004, 07:11 PM   #26
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in the 95 figures trace ammounts of toxic chemicals were in the weapons

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)


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Old 03-25-2004, 08:08 PM   #27
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mabye thats what caused the male figure to increase in chest size lol
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Old 03-27-2004, 05:52 PM   #28
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yes, when luke and lando have a bigger chest that chewbacca, theirs a chance something is wrong.


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Old 03-28-2004, 01:30 AM   #29
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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
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Old 03-29-2004, 08:52 PM   #30
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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.



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Old 03-29-2004, 11:09 PM   #31
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I actually love the mucho macho, bulky chested, steroid addicted figures
I wonder why.....


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Old 03-30-2004, 07:23 PM   #32
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you see kenner used the bigger bodies to smuggle drugs over seas.


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i thought they did that with the commtechs?


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Old 03-30-2004, 07:33 PM   #34
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the government is using the chips to moniter us! *gets shot by masked would be assasin, but i wore my lucky mesh underlay!*


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"always a good decision". i've had to resort to laying trip mines.


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Old 03-31-2004, 01:59 AM   #36
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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.
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Old 03-31-2004, 07:30 PM   #37
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i dont know why they just didnt record straight from the movie.....


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at least they put the effort into hiring screechy elves to voice the chips. now thats worthy of admiration.......


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Old 04-01-2004, 07:41 PM   #39
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i woulda rather have info cards like potj.


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Old 04-01-2004, 11:51 PM   #40
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yea or some good 'old fashion slides
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