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PostSubject: Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with)   Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with) I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 25, 2010 11:46 am

There are some figures that you just see a lot of MOC for sale of and have to wonder if they were unpopular at the time!?
Or figures that you look at and think, thats shite! (I am opening a can of worms now on 8D8 Laughing ) so what are your top peg warmers (the figures you would have left in Toys R us!) ?

When I was a kid playing with vintage figures I had my favourites and some surprise favourites, of course 8D8 was a robot and therefore super cool, I never liked Dengar because I thought his backpack was rubbish (couldn't take it off him and when he was dead he used to roll around on it because he couldn't lay flat!)
Yoda was too short to do anything but I stole his snake whenever possible for Indiana moments with Han solo Laughing

I liked most of the goons from Jabbas palace and Stormtroopers were damn cool!

Leia figures.. Shocked No thanks!


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PostSubject: Re: Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with)   Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with) I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 25, 2010 11:48 am

Forgot to add Ugnaughts ! Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with)   Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with) I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 25, 2010 11:59 am

I'd have to say hands down mine was Rancor Keeper.

Sure he kept the Rancor in line, but as a figure he wasn't that cool. The hood was a joke and his weapon didn't inspire much with me. Some of the other generic characters didn't hold much value with me either like the Bespin Guards and Imperial Commander.

However, if they had a helmet or were a cool alien, they were pretty cool in my book. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with)   Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with) I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 25, 2010 12:01 pm

Rancor Keeper is a good one Chris, I lost the hood off mine and didn't like the fact that he was both fat AND bald ! Not very cool at all !
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PostSubject: Re: Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with)   Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with) I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 25, 2010 12:11 pm

@Joe_O wrote:
Rancor Keeper is a good one Chris, I lost the hood off mine and didn't like the fact that he was both fat AND bald ! Not very cool at all !

Although, don't let Ron hear us talking about the Rancor Keeper like this. Smile

Ron's Rancor Keeper
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PostSubject: Re: Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with)   Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with) I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 25, 2010 12:15 pm

Undoubtedly a great run of pre production but the guy is still fat and bald!!! Laughing

No seriously I only recently re-read that article on SWCA and its a mind boggling run, I love the home made one at the end although he appears to have a ..you know what!

There will be some fat guy defending when James sees this thread Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with)   Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with) I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 25, 2010 1:00 pm

Imperial Dignitary for sure!!!!

Who whats to play as some old guy whos not a Jedi or Sith!!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with)   Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with) I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 25, 2010 1:45 pm

I'll nominate FX-7. What kinda fun did anyone have with that thing. Wow, his arms pop out his sides, WOO HOO! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with)   Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with) I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 25, 2010 6:58 pm

I'll nominate Power Droid,the shittiest action figure ever! Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with)   Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with) I_icon_minitimeFri Feb 26, 2010 2:25 pm

I didn't really have a choice on the figures I had as I was too little.

But I do remember making a conscious decision at around 4/5 years old that the Ewoks that I had for christmas 🎅 were the crappest figures ever!... they couldn't fit onto the speeder bikes or anything. They were just shite. Why did they make 8? Kenner could of made some really cool figures instead... I don't know! Shocked

I remember using them as cannon fodder for my Scoutwalker and Speeder Bikes to crash into and sucessfully convincing my cousins to swap their droids & cool figures for them. I swapped teebo and chirpy for R2 and Stormtropper! he he
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PostSubject: Re: Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with)   Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with) I_icon_minitimeSat Feb 27, 2010 12:17 am

Luke X-wing. The only 1st 12 fig i never wanted. Just doesn't look like luke. Power Droid was also pretty crap & tended to die a lot.
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PostSubject: Re: Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with)   Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with) I_icon_minitimeSat Feb 27, 2010 3:49 am

What kid would pick out a Lobot????
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Even the Emperor for me. Some old dude with a cane. Sure he can shoot lightning out of his hands, but hes still just an old dude with a cane Smile
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@Tank1252 wrote:
Luke X-wing. The only 1st 12 fig i never wanted.
Good thing he is a second wave of 8 character Razz Chris - Jar-Jar over a Rancor keeper Suspect And Craig - yet another Ewok hater Sad The cartoon Ewoks suck & the Droids characters still don't appeal to me, the Last 17 characters were not childhood figures for me. So I don't care for them much either.
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The Last 17 were defo not childhood figures for me either. There's still some damn fine figures in that run tho!!
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I nominate Princess Leia...i hated female figures when i was a kid and NEVER bought any from any toy line i had.

Thankfully the urge to purchase women came to me im amsterdam..lol jk
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PostSubject: Re: Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with)   Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with) I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 25, 2010 4:36 pm

I thought i would bump this thread to see if anyone else has some stories to add Smile

For me by far the shitiest figure i had as a kid was Klatuu i hated that! I also got fobed off with a Tri Logo B Wing Pilot on an Asda trip with my dad as it was 99p and all the good ones were to expensive so i had to wait until xmas! I reminded him of this the other day over sunday dinner lol


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PostSubject: Re: Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with)   Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with) I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 25, 2010 4:55 pm

I realy hatet luke skywalker when I was a kid.
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PostSubject: Re: Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with)   Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with) I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 25, 2010 5:11 pm

Here are some of my top "peg warmers" that never left the Vader and 3PO carrying case!!!

- Imperial Dignitary: Why play as a wrinkly old man that's NOT a Jedi/Sith?
- 2-1B: My good guys never got hurt!!!
- Max Rebo Band: Why play as a musician when you can be a soldier, bounty hunter, Jedi, etc?
- Cloud Car Pilot: Never had a Cloud Car for him to pilot.
- General Madine: What was he going to do with his magic wand against blaster fire?
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PostSubject: Re: Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with)   Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with) I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 25, 2010 5:25 pm

Resurrection ! I like this thread Laughing

Come to think of it there are a shit load of boring figures in the line, especially the ESB line, mostly fillers *from a kids point of view nothing really exciting!

I like all the figures now tough I think each one still has a great sculpt, the aliens are bad ass and the human(oids) and main characters are all well represented and true to how they looked in the movie.

Glad no-one picked a certain figure yet, kids love robots tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with)   Top Peg Warmers? (or figures as a child you didn't play with) I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 25, 2010 5:34 pm

I must admit Joe, i hated 8D8 and for that matter other droids, purely because they came with no weapons! Razz


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He doesn't need a weapon he has a torture dungeon playset with a crane lol

Anyway you can make him explode by taking his legs off, surely thats got play factor Laughing
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@Joe_O wrote:
He doesn't need a weapon he has a torture dungeon playset with a crane lol

Anyway you can make him explode by taking his legs off, surely thats got play factor Laughing

Haha I used to rip the legs off my 8D8 then patch him back up after the battle!

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