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PostSubject: Question of the Week: King of the Hill!   Mon May 16, 2016 2:11 pm

May 16, 2016 - Question of the Week: King of the Hill



Which specific Star Wars character do you think was the "king" of Vintage merchandise? Which was your favorite? Who was best represented?

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PostSubject: Re: Question of the Week: King of the Hill!   Mon May 16, 2016 2:28 pm

Almost tempted to say Vader, but I have to say I think c3po probably eclipses Vader in the stuff department. He has everything Vader had, as well as he also got updated with a different figure sculpt and even continued into the droids line itself.

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PostSubject: Re: Question of the Week: King of the Hill!   Mon May 16, 2016 2:45 pm

I think C-3PO just shades it too. He probably has the most Sigma items dedicated to him as well. Also worth thinking about all the adverts and promotions he appeared in alongside R2-D2 - this droid double-act were pretty inseparable when it came to showcasing many things Star Wars.

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PostSubject: Re: Question of the Week: King of the Hill!   Mon May 16, 2016 2:55 pm

Man, you guys are no fun. You're forgetting your favorites!
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PostSubject: Re: Question of the Week: King of the Hill!   Mon May 16, 2016 3:32 pm

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Man, you guys are no fun. You're forgetting your favorites!


I didn't forget my favorite character that's Wicket. Unfortunately he wasn't as widely released across all the merchandise as much as others.

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PostSubject: Re: Question of the Week: King of the Hill!   Mon May 16, 2016 5:10 pm

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darthmatt22 wrote:
Man, you guys are no fun. You're forgetting your favorites!


I didn't forget my favorite character that's Wicket. Unfortunately he wasn't as widely released across all the merchandise as much as others.

the tusken raider is my favorite , how do you think I feel lol!

I gotta go with vader all the way
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PostSubject: Re: Question of the Week: King of the Hill!   Mon May 16, 2016 5:49 pm

Tusken raider?......WTF? The guy who can only shout and not form words and who runs from an old man making loud noises?

Just kidding Bill, great choice for a favorite. Can't think of any merchandise he was slapped on outside of maybe a school folder or eraser and some trading cards.

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PostSubject: Re: Question of the Week: King of the Hill!   Mon May 16, 2016 6:24 pm

I have to agree with C3PO although, of course, R2-D2 is pretty close. I think Yoda should get a mention though as he seemed to be well represented in the early 80s and still continues to be today.
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PostSubject: Re: Question of the Week: King of the Hill!   Mon May 16, 2016 7:10 pm

What made me think of this week's QOTW was the remote controlled R2-D2 as well as the "bop bag"
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PostSubject: Re: Question of the Week: King of the Hill!   Mon May 16, 2016 9:25 pm

As I'm suffering with insomnia and have nothing better to do I decided to go through the "Other Vintage Star Wars Collectables" section to get an idea of character representation. I noted every appearance from a character and came up with the following results.

1. Vader 122 appearances
2. C3PO 84
3. R2-D2 80
4. Luke 76 (mainly in battle with Vader)
5. Chewie 42
6. Leia 35
7. Yoda 33
8. Han 30
9 Stormtrooper 26
=10. Jabba & Wicket 16

The best represented vehicles were...

1. X-Wing Fighter 28
2. Tie Fighter 20 (often in battle with an x-wing)
3. Death Star 11 (I took external views only, this would've easily won if I'd included internal views)

The Tauntaun was the best represented creature.

Does any of this mean anything? Probably not!

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PostSubject: Re: Question of the Week: King of the Hill!   Mon May 16, 2016 9:48 pm

But it's a great way to promote that section! cheers

Nice findings, Roger.
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PostSubject: Re: Question of the Week: King of the Hill!   Tue May 17, 2016 11:24 am

I was thinking R2D2 actually

He's everywhere and anywhere and I think he's shown up other movies (Close Encounters!)

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PostSubject: Re: Question of the Week: King of the Hill!   Tue May 17, 2016 12:43 pm

DarthBerizing wrote:
I was thinking R2D2 actually

He's everywhere and anywhere and I think he's shown up other movies (Close Encounters!)

Wasn't he also a hieroglyph in Raiders of the Lost Ark with C3PO?

Of course he had a walk on part more recently in some other inferior space franchise.
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PostSubject: Re: Question of the Week: King of the Hill!   Tue May 17, 2016 2:25 pm

Don't underestimate subtle Lobot. He was around way more than anyone thinks. On vinyl cases, Micro Collection stuff, stickers, BK glasses... Lobot was a serious marketing force to be reckoned with.

Actually, my bet was Vader or the two droids.
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PostSubject: Re: Question of the Week: King of the Hill!   Tue May 17, 2016 2:36 pm

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DarthBerizing wrote:

Wasn't he also a hieroglyph in Raiders of the Lost Ark with C3PO?

Indeed he was!!





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PostSubject: Re: Question of the Week: King of the Hill!   Tue May 17, 2016 4:04 pm

Vader? Boba Fett? Luke? I recognize that C3PO does have a lot of stuff, but more than R2?

I would have to say R2-D2.
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