1 (edited by tachyonblade Thursday, February 5, 2009 2:21 am)

Topic: Club Exclusive Figure!?

Has anyone ever suggested the idea of getting in touch with Lucasfilm or Hasbro or both about producing a BFFC exclusive figure or other merchandise?

I know this is a not-for-profit deal but maybe we could do something for cost for members as an initial offering.

I don't know, just an idea.

"D'oh!"
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Hmm I like that idea!

Your god won't be there to save you, or maybe I will

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ever since the 'cease and desist' from '98 i think the site has laid low of corporations heh

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wasn't around for that, explain?

Your god won't be there to save you, or maybe I will

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nm, it was in 2000

check the history page
http://www.bobafett.com/about/history/

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Is there no way we could get in touch with Lucasfilm and try to make the club official without sacrificing our souls to the devil? It seems like this could only be a good thing for them and Jeremy already seems very supportive of our efforts. It just seems like we could do some fun and interesting things if we had their blessing/ support. i.e. the club exclusive figure I mentioned in the first posting.

"D'oh!"
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tachyonblade wrote:

Is there no way we could get in touch with Lucasfilm and try to make the club official

lol, no

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what would this figure look like? would it have jeremy's head or temuera's?

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BFFC therealmccoy wrote:
tachyonblade wrote:

Is there no way we could get in touch with Lucasfilm and try to make the club official

lol, no

I disagree. As the guy behind this all since the start in 1996, yes, there's a possibility.

Fett_II wrote:

what would this figure look like? would it have jeremy's head or temuera's?

Good question. A throw-back nod to the original man behind the mask? Indeed. Jeremy was involved with this site for years and still remains a fan, visitor and colleague.

aaron@bobafettfanclub.com

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i'm only skeptical because the 501st is so well known it became canon-ized in episode 3
and even they aren't sponsored by lucasfilm

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11 (edited by tachyonblade Friday, February 6, 2009 4:37 pm)

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Well maybe we don't need a full sponsorship deal, just recognition on a level that would allow us to do some fun things like club exclusive figures. Maybe we could work out a licensing deal with Lucasfilm. It would be free advertising, which the site is already!, and they could take a profit off the top or something like that. I don't know I'm not a business guy but I have to think if it is approached the right way we could work something out.

As far as what the figure would look like...my vote would be for the prototype design with a removable helmet with Jeremy's visage.
Like this:
http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/multimed … &pos=2

Maybe we could even get Jeremy's feedback on the idea.

If no one has any objections I might write some letters to find out about how Lucas goes about working out licensing deals. I won't mention the BFFC.

"D'oh!"
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BFFC therealmccoy wrote:

i'm only skeptical because the 501st is so well known it became canon-ized in episode 3
and even they aren't sponsored by lucasfilm

Hasbro did go on to produce a 501st stormtrooper figure so there must be some possibility.

http://www.hasbro.com/starwars/default. … t_id=18132

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