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Star Wars: Mismatched Action Figure Question

bushnrvnbushnrvn Registered User regular
edited January 2012 in Debate and/or Discourse
I have been going through some of my old toys that have been living in the attic of my parents' house for 10+ years and I found this little guy:
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A little history, this figure is from a line that came out around the time of the initial Phantom Menace release. The idea is that the card included in the box is supposed to match the figure. When the tab is pulled/pushed on the card, it reveals a picture of the the figure's original/prequel trilogy counterpart. So in this case, the box is labeled correctly, however, the card does not show Chewbacca; it shows R2-D2.

I am by no means a collector but, I remember buying him and thinking "Huh...that's weird."

My question is, does this sort of mistake happen often? I am not interested in selling the figure, sentimental attachment and all that. I am just hoping to learn more about it.

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    It's not hugely rare to see a figure get attached to the wrong card. It doesn't happen everyday, but it's not going to make that a rare collector's item.

  • yurnamehereyurnamehere Registered User regular
    Given that Chewbacca wasn't in Episode 1, I'm note sure how they could have done as you described correctly in the first place.

  • CangoFettCangoFett Registered User regular
    Just wait for the 3d release, you will see that Chewbacca was actually the Pit Droid in the shop that Anakin worked in, in disguise.

    Also we find out Han is Anakin's cousin.

  • MagicPrimeMagicPrime FiresideWizard Registered User regular
    I will give you One Million Credits for that figure.

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  • BubbaTBubbaT Registered User regular
    MagicPrime wrote:
    I will give you One Million Credits for that figure.

    Republic credits are no good out here! I need something more real.

  • ZiggymonZiggymon Registered User regular
    I thought the initial Phantom Menace figures had a red and black design. This will have been afterwards if thats the case.

  • YarYar Registered User regular
    I have a copy of Disney's Pinnochio on DVD, but when you play it, the movie is Dreamworks' Prince of Egypt.

    I posted about it on a collector's forum once and I basically got flamed off the board instantly for being a liar and a thief. But it's legit, I have the proof of purchase and it was from Best Buy and there is even some research you can find on the Internets about the accidental batch of misprinted DVDs.

  • bushnrvnbushnrvn Registered User regular
    Given that Chewbacca wasn't in Episode 1, I'm note sure how they could have done as you described correctly in the first place.

    The correct flashback card shows a "Wookie Senator" pretty lame...

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  • TachTach Registered User regular
    Yar wrote:
    I have a copy of Disney's Pinnochio on DVD, but when you play it, the movie is Dreamworks' Prince of Egypt.

    I posted about it on a collector's forum once and I basically got flamed off the board instantly for being a liar and a thief. But it's legit, I have the proof of purchase and it was from Best Buy and there is even some research you can find on the Internets about the accidental batch of misprinted DVDs.

    I'm not gonna call you a liar at all, but if you were to video that and post a clip, I would give you 1 million internets.

  • YarYar Registered User regular
    I won't do it for less than 2 million.

  • reVersereVerse Attack and Dethrone God Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    bushnrvn wrote:
    Given that Chewbacca wasn't in Episode 1, I'm note sure how they could have done as you described correctly in the first place.

    The correct flashback card shows a "Wookie Senator" pretty lame...

    Yeah, everyone knows Chewie's prequel counterpart is Jar-Jar.

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  • PantsBPantsB Fake Thomas Jefferson Registered User regular
    BubbaT wrote:
    MagicPrime wrote:
    I will give you One Million Credits for that figure.

    Republic credits are no good out here! I need something more real.

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  • bushnrvnbushnrvn Registered User regular
    PantsB wrote:
    BubbaT wrote:
    MagicPrime wrote:
    I will give you One Million Credits for that figure.

    Republic credits are no good out here! I need something more real.

    ron_paul_ap.jpg

    lol

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  • SaraLunaSaraLuna Registered User regular
    found this guy in a target a while back:
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  • bushnrvnbushnrvn Registered User regular
    I love oddities like this. Not sure why. Good catch.

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  • derektroviderektrovi Registered User new member
    I had this guy (see image) MOC until a moving accident damaged him. I have a few more mismatched oddities, too, but this was my favorite since it was Vader and Boba Fett. I'm pretty sure mine was the match to this guy's Vader on a Boba Fett card: http://forum.rebelscum.com/t1069480-11/avi6lz2uoyuq.jpg

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