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Jim Yingst
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Really. This is not a joke. Well, yes, actually it probably is, in a way, but it also seems to be a genuine product that will be on the market within a few months. Must be seen to be believed.

http://www.hasbro.com/starwars/pl/page.news/id.1130/dn/default.cfm

[Insert obligatory anti-Lucas rant here.]

Now if anyone can find an online ordering form, please let me know.


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David O'Meara
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Vader probably wishes he had a flip-open bottom like that. He should have asked for it when they were installing his life support.
Helen Thomas
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Potato Head crossed with Darth Vader


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Ellen Zhao
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The package comes with lots of silly parts, including lightsaber, cape, helmet, shoes, eyes, nose, teeth and more!


Oh I like these silly parts! There're even "lots of"!! I think they are the most attractive parts of a toy! [Write down to myself, it might be useful]: Announcing the silly parts of a toy in the product description is good marketing, because...okay I run out of word Because what? If I have to give reasoning?
[ January 20, 2005: Message edited by: Ellen Zhao ]
Jim Yingst
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Well, Darth Tater is in stores now (in the US at least). Except it seems that in many stores they sold out rather quickly - I think this was under-ordered by many retailers who under-estimated the appeal this would have. Or maybe it's a fiendish plot by George Lucas to create an artificial shortage, driving up secondary market prices, and ensuring solid sales for subsequent releases. (C.f. Beanie Babies, for example...) Nonetheless there's still a decent chance of finding one at your local K-Mart or Target. For now anyway. Next month you may have to use eBay.

[Ellen]: Oh I like these silly parts!

The silly parts are cool. However they're a bit more limited than I'd hoped. The basic problem is that the key distinctive pieces (the mask and helmet) are large, and tend to limit what other options you have as you assemble the pieces. If you use the mask, you can't use the funny nose, mouth, or tongue; if you use the helmet, you can't use the ears. (Well, you do have some other options, but they're kind of limited.) If you don't use the helmet or the mask, then it barely looks like Darth Tater anymore; you might as well just buy a basic Mr. Potato Head. Which is not a bad thing really, especially if you've never had one as a kid. (Here, try this for a sample.) Point is though, that's not Darth Tater anymore. So the role of this particular toy is a bit limited, compared to the master of disguise that is the original Mr. Potato Head. Still, Darth should look pretty funny, propped up on my desk at work.
Gerald Davis
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That toy is the daftest thing I ever did see,It never catch on.
[ April 07, 2005: Message edited by: Gerald Davis ]
Mark Spritzler
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Someone here at work has one.

Mark


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