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Could it be HK-47?
I wouldn't be surprised to discover a droid called UZi9-MM, or a bounty hunter called Kallash Nikov. Glad he didn't write the original trilogy, or Han Solo might have been Han Gr'nayd.
Unless its a chrome gold C3-PO, then I'll forgive them ;o)
Chrome is as good as it'll get ;o)
If it is someone really surprising that appeals to another fan base, it could be Willow, who was present at the pod races.
IMO if it is not original series it is not that mind blowing.
I suppose Lucas did tell us those events occurred 'a long time ago, in a galaxy far away'. This means he must have been in contact with an alien historian (if not one himself) wishing to document the past events of his home worlds. ;o)
Could this be what Close Encounters was about? Lucas was that man ;oP
Now i'm going to have to watch E.T again, this time bearing in mind ET has come from the star wars galaxy (it'll make it an almost weird extension of the star wars movies). Of course, I must remind myself that the events in star wars had happened a 'long time ago'.
Wouldn't it be Wicked-Cool if a bunch of E.Ts featured in episode 9 as galactic historians, but get catapulted into deep space? :oD
(Having read up on him, I almost choked. How much does that character smack of trying too hard to be cool? A Sith-Jedi-Mandalorian? Purrrrleassse!). :oP
But if this proves to be the May 4th promo, I can't see it will generate oodles of unnecessary full-price purchases, except from polybag/starwars completionists (and they'd buy it whatever it was). Now, if they'd done Star Wars ET... who wouldn't buy something for that fella?
Still, if it saves me spending money, i'll be kinda' grateful in that perverse reverse logic kinda' way. I would like something special... but if it's not, I equally hope it's utterly redundant and instantly forgettable (like this Revan-wannabe-everything-cool). :oP
If that is the May 4th promo, it's one to ignore for me. I'm holding out hope that it isn't, though - especially if it has already become available in some places.
Combined with remakes of the same sets over and over, this is why I'm giving up on the Lego Star Wars line and will, for the first time in a decade, not even be bothering with the original trilogy. No doubt Lego brings in enough new fans with these policies to offset the loss of old ones but that's just the very reason I don't respect the company. People talk about brand loyalty but there's not much consumer loyalty out of Lego. They put on a nice talk but ultimately it's empty words.
Personally, I am rather excited for a Darth Revan minifigure, and I am glad Lego is bringing him out. Hopefully, there is a KOTOR set in the future planned with Darth Malak and the rest of the characters.
Some may not enjoy the obscure "2 seconds on screen characters," and some might not like a video game character given 15 seconds of minifigure fame, but if Raven is the May 4th promo, I say good for Lego! Not respecting the fan community? Did I read that somewhere? It is all of the 2 second characters that build for immense MOCing and play value.
Personally, I'm hoping for an obscure figure instead of a rehash of a main... but whatever is offered is fine with me. Why? It is a freebie!
On that note, those of you who thought that TC-4 would be the May 4th promo and did not get one yet better do so now as I feel the prices will rise again somewhat.
Disappointed by this promo. However, it will not stop me from getting it for trading for stuff I want. Still, I think they could have done a better job with this promo. You will have a lot of parents going 'Darth who?' In the stores though regardless of how 'mindblowing' people say the KOTOR was. I just think that while there were many people playing KOTOR it does not speak of all the fans, and they are not going to want for a figure that will be obscure for what I'm guessing is about 50% of the SW fans. Whereas everyone has seen the movies.
Revan plays a part in the MMO as well as KOTOR I and II. Disney is keeping the MMO active.
Which is also most definitely why we're getting him at all - as a TOR promotion, not a KOTOR promotion.
It also has a free 3x pack of minifigs from the BAM bar for £15 spend.
Overall, I don't care too much. I have never purchased Lego on their May 4 promotion since I usually buy any sets I want long before that. This year was a little different as I'm debating whether or not to abandon collecting Lego's Star Wars and as a result haven't purchased a single set since last year. A good promotion might have inspired me to make a purchase but I can safely say that this dud has convinced me otherwise.
Of course, this general lack of collecting is part of my continuing debate over whether or not to abandon collecting Lego altogether. To date, I've spent less on Lego in the last two years than I was averaging any given month prior to that, a trend I don't see changing given Lego's offerings. There's always the modular line to suck a little of my cash but overall it gives me more money to spend on more important things. :-)
That besides, what is your big problem with it anyway? It's free! It's a toy! You talk about Lego abandoning their consumer base? Well, maybe they're trying to create a new consumer base. People who played KOTOR are probably the age where they're going to be willing to pay the £50 (or whatever it is) to get a Revan and possibly get into Lego collection.
Disregard if posted earlier.
Glad to see you cling to specific demands for science fiction as a genre... I'm also glad to know most of us are not that shallow. Btw, are you really a Prof? because if you are, we could go prof to prof in an honest debate about your existence on here or in this thread. I, too, have seen the market change and directional change of Lego. I, too, have cut way back on my spending; but outside of these items, your statements are really the shallow and uninspired information shared.
Star Wars has major depth. In an age where there was no internet or computers, and at a time when movies had more to do with disco than adventure, SW gave a whole generation a chance to connect with each other... and they did! Something without depth cannot accomplish that (unless it is reality tv, lol).
Also, it is nice that you feel willing to label others ignorant, yet I believe my background in literature, marketing, rhetoric, and fan communities allows me to see that you are either a thread troll or just a person upset that the rest of the world highly disagrees with you. As TheLone Tensor said above...