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  1. clone666's Avatar
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    Feb 16, 2008, 7:41 PM - Thomas S.(The Clone Emperor) immortalized in plastic #1

    Spotted at the 2008 NY toy fair Hasbro booth.

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    Feb 16, 2008, 7:50 PM - Re: Thomas S.(The Clone Emperor) immortalized in plastic #2

    That is cool !

    Forgive me for this tho ...

    I know what The Clone Emperor looks like, I've seen him suited up in pics. And that looks like him. So my question is, does the character look like that (or is he just a good likeness to the character?) Or did they actually make the fig after HIM ? I'm a wee confused, because I know nothing about EU.

    Either way, it is cool tho ... wether it was purposely done, or just the luck of being a great look alike, I'd get one in a heartbeat if were him !



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    Feb 16, 2008, 7:54 PM - Re: Thomas S.(The Clone Emperor) immortalized in plastic #3

    Im pretty sure that they used his likeness for an actual comic character.

    I was actually waiting for this to happen. I guess I no longer need to wait. lol
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    Feb 16, 2008, 7:56 PM - Re: Thomas S.(The Clone Emperor) immortalized in plastic #4

    The character and his likeness were based totally off Thomas himself.
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    Feb 16, 2008, 7:56 PM - Re: Thomas S.(The Clone Emperor) immortalized in plastic #5

    Wow ! I had NO idea ? That's pretty cool ! But I hope he see's some royalties for it !!!

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    Feb 16, 2008, 8:31 PM - Re: Thomas S.(The Clone Emperor) immortalized in plastic #6

    Remember a year or two ago when Elvis Trooper was immortalized like that? I think it was Sideshow or Gentle Giant that made a bust of him for SDCC.
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    Feb 16, 2008, 8:56 PM - Re: Thomas S.(The Clone Emperor) immortalized in plastic #7

    Yup, if I recall correctly, sometime a year and half ago or so, Thomas was telling me that they called him in because they were basing a character off his looks and the costume he made for it. Its a real tribute. Congrats big Red !
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    Feb 16, 2008, 9:44 PM - Re: Thomas S.(The Clone Emperor) immortalized in plastic #8

    That's awesome...our own Thomas Spanos immortalized by Hasbro!
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    Feb 16, 2008, 10:46 PM - Re: Thomas S.(The Clone Emperor) immortalized in plastic #9

    wow! that's so amazingly cool! i'll have to get one of those figures and get it autographed!!!
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    Feb 16, 2008, 11:18 PM - Re: Thomas S.(The Clone Emperor) immortalized in plastic #10

    My question is...when can we get a Boba Fett action figure with removable helmet to reveal this guy:

    Last edited by ShatirLavan; Feb 17, 2008 at 2:09 AM.
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    Feb 17, 2008, 12:02 AM - Re: Thomas S.(The Clone Emperor) immortalized in plastic #11

    Quote tk7602 said: View Post
    wow! that's so amazingly cool! i'll have to get one of those figures and get it autographed!!!
    Ditto.
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    Feb 17, 2008, 1:24 AM - Re: Thomas S.(The Clone Emperor) immortalized in plastic #12

    Quote ShatirLavan said: View Post
    My question is...what can we get a Boba Fett action figure with removable helmet to reveal this guy:

    H HA HA HA HA HA HAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.

    Bob, you never cease to crack me up!
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    Feb 17, 2008, 3:02 AM - Re: Thomas S.(The Clone Emperor) immortalized in plastic #13

    That's great!!
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    Feb 17, 2008, 8:26 AM - Re: Thomas S.(The Clone Emperor) immortalized in plastic #14

    OK people...there will be no making Thomas do "inappropriate" things using this action figure, got it!

    Seriously though, this is a dream come true!Congratulations!
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    Feb 17, 2008, 9:40 AM - Re: Thomas S.(The Clone Emperor) immortalized in plastic #15

    Big Time congrats to Thomas on this!!




    And Bob....

    That pic is scary!!
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    Feb 17, 2008, 9:40 AM - Re: Thomas S.(The Clone Emperor) immortalized in plastic #16

    Very impressive!
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    Feb 17, 2008, 9:56 AM - Re: Thomas S.(The Clone Emperor) immortalized in plastic #17

    Thomas, I call the other Imp. Knight!
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    Feb 17, 2008, 11:44 AM - Re: Thomas S.(The Clone Emperor) immortalized in plastic #18

    For more embarrassing pictures of Bob, just check out the stuff he posts on Facebook. It's scary.
  19. Feb 17, 2008, 3:17 PM - Now I am a real toy #19

    This is a lot like the story of Pinocchio only in reverse.


    Thank you for the notice. I actually received this product sample image the night before Toyfare, but was asked to continue to keep this under my helmet until the public announcement.

    Story of events as I understand it;
    1. Jan Duursema created the visual appearance of the Imperial Knights.
    2. She chose me to model for Ganner Krieg because she thought I was a good fit for the character.
    3. I then made my costume because--well gosh I kinda had to.
    4. Hasbro told Doug Wrangler* and I about the intent to make the Imperial Knight action figures at Celebration IV.
    5. This past Friday Hasbro sent me a preview image.

    The fact that they sent me the image at all was a show of courtesy. I know Jan sent images of me along with other reference material to the Hasbro design team, but the character rights go to LFL, naturally. I'm just stoked to know my part behind the scenes.

    Be well,
    Thomas


    *Jan's model for Imperial Knight Antares Draco.
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    Feb 17, 2008, 4:32 PM - Re: Thomas S.(The Clone Emperor) immortalized in plastic #20

    Wow, Thats great! and a nicely done figure as well!
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    Feb 17, 2008, 8:45 PM - Re: Thomas S.(The Clone Emperor) immortalized in plastic #21

    Sweet! I was wondering when/if this would happen! Congrats Thomas!
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    Now that's cool! Congrats!
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    Feb 17, 2008, 10:38 PM - Re: Thomas S.(The Clone Emperor) immortalized in plastic #23

    Congrats Thomas!

    It looks like they did a real good job too....
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    Feb 17, 2008, 10:48 PM - Re: Thomas S.(The Clone Emperor) immortalized in plastic #24

    That picture is just more proof of how great a job Thomas did in creating this costume!
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    Feb 18, 2008, 8:47 AM - Re: Thomas S.(The Clone Emperor) immortalized in plastic #25

    Thomas is awsome!

    Sometimes my wife and I sit around and try to write fan poetry about him. Im not joking.

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