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2013-01-04 10:12:45 PM  
No "My Dinner With Andre" figure?
2013-01-04 10:20:58 PM  

jmsvrsn: No "My Dinner With Andre" figure?

Now with "bon mots"!
2013-01-04 10:28:02 PM  

jmsvrsn: No "My Dinner With Andre" figure?

It took until 51? Wow, first thought I had...
2013-01-04 10:42:31 PM  
Most of this list passes me by, which means I guess I agree, pointless, but fark them when it comes to Rock Lords.
2013-01-04 10:43:35 PM  
have two:
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also useless:

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2013-01-04 11:05:55 PM  

PacManDreaming: And the most useless vehicle/accessory:

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Damn. That's like an Aquaman SCUBA suit/fishing harpoon combo.
2013-01-04 11:42:30 PM  
See: Willrod Hood.
2013-01-05 12:12:33 AM  
When it comes to useless action figures, you could write the article on just 'Star Wars' figures and nothing else. I personally had the following useless figures:

Power Droid - that box droid with legs pictured in the thread above.
Death Star Droid - no accessories, but movable joints
Imperial Dignitary - See in the thread already posted.
The Emperor - He had a cane, so that made his figure more interesting, slightly, than anyone mentioned thus far
Anakin Skywalker - Not from the prequels. No. This was released, mail order only, in the 1980s, based on Sebastian Shaw
Medical Droid 1 - Seen in Empire Strikes Back at Echo Base. He's a blue droid with a cord that runs from mouth to torso.
Medical Droid 2 - Cylindrical shaped, about ten arms that fold into the torso area, no feet, it just stands there.

But the MOST pointless:

C3PO. I had this figure when it was released between Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Accessories the bag that Chewbacca carried him around in the second half of the movie. Special Feature - he came apart. Put the bag on your Chewbacca action figure, remove C3POs arms and legs, have Chewbacca lug around your gay droid. My parents bought that figure for me one day and before sundown that day I lost two of C3PO's limbs at the park. Thanks guys for an action figure that falls apart on it's own.
2013-01-05 12:44:30 AM  
my favorite action figure mod of all time was when a friend of mine took a Mario Brothers movie figure of Koopa (Dennis Hopper) and turned it into Frank from Blue Velvet, complete with leather blazer and nitrous mask.
2013-01-05 02:19:32 AM  

zerkalo: If it weren't for the clikcity-clack sound this would be there:

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*shakes tiny light saber*
2013-01-05 02:24:03 AM  

/nobody like robo-chicky?

Just you and me, it looks like. How sad.

/I'm just here to fix the copier machine
//it's your toner, probably
///slashies come in trilogies
2013-01-05 03:52:43 AM  

spacemanjones: See: Willrod Hood.

Willrow Hood, his paunch and his ice cream maker is freakin' awesome yo!

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2013-01-05 02:15:43 PM  

ferretman: have two:

Shut your whore mouth! The b'omarr monk is AWESOME!!!
2013-01-06 05:35:23 AM  
A friend has an Invisible man bubble pack.
2013-01-06 06:15:21 AM  

buntz: ferretman: have two:

Shut your whore mouth! The b'omarr monk is AWESOME!!!

Indeed! Without those monks, Mace Windu would never have come back in Lando's body for Return of the Jedi!

reposting myself here:
Mace's body fell onto a passing speeder which was piloted by B'omar monks who were out for a night of joyriding and heavy drinking on coruscant. Although they were just floating brains in spider droid bodies, they knew they'd found a GREAT brain in this jedi's body (which was near death) and they had to preserve it.

They quickly took Mace's body to their shady mountain retreat on tatooine (where this annoying hutt was constantly throwing parties) and placed his brain in a B'omar droid body. Because Mace was so strong in the force he influenced the creation of this spider droid body and so it was made PURPLE. It also was engraved with "Bad Mother B'omar" on the side so he could be DIFFERENT and also really COOL.

Years later, Spider-Droid-Bad-Mother-B'omar-Mace noticed that Bib Fortuna escaped being a B'omar by putting his brain into the body of Bib's cousin, Bob Fortuna. Mace thought, "Hey if that weak minded, minor character can get such a contrived resurrection, why not the windu?" So he transferred his brain into this undercover rebel operative who was pretending to be a guard named Lando.

Soon everyone noticed that Lando was not such a sleazy, stab-you-in-the-back kind of guy anymore. Of course they made him a general right away. This was especially good since that way he could ignore and countermand every thing Admiral Ackbar would order at the battle of endor.

Then at the ewok celebration, Lando/Mace revealed his true identity as Mace to Chewy. He then used hand gestures to demonstrate to Chewy how one time Palpatine sent him flying out a window.

But the brain transplant did not connect Lando/Mace's motor control completely. And he never could master clapping his hands in time with the Ewok music. The End

/drops lightsaber to the floor
2013-01-06 10:11:56 PM  
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Worker: "Uh, what does it do?

Phineas: "That's the beauty part! It does absolutely nothing! Now it can be anything we want!"
2013-01-07 03:55:08 PM  

grinding_journalist: Came here for this, sad I have to do it myself.

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/nobody like robo-chicky?

I love Robot Chicken.
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