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#21 MWB

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 05:09 PM

Couldn't find the old thread about the fan choice voting and such. I know there was a big debate about it among the nerds around here especially those in the pro-ice cream man camp (suckers).

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Now for my nerdy moment in the sun: Fuck the ice cream man or whatever he is. Eat it all of you who voted for him too! I may not be getting laid tonight or tomorrow night or for the forseeable future for that matter, but the guys I voted for won. Woot-Woot! :w00t

I love me some Darth Revan and KOTOR. Awesome game and series!


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I'll eat my shit politely, I guess.

Sure, he may have lost, but I'm still proud of Ice Cream Maker Guy. Nobody had any idea he even existed until my online buddy Scott founded that goofy website and petition, and several years later, he's one of the top-25 most wanted figures out there. For a total grassroots effort, that's pretty impressive, considering the amount of characters out there to choose from--most of whom have had a great deal more exposure than ol' Willrow could ever imagine. And I don't think we'll ever know the official results of the poll, but I bet that Willy had a nice turnout--who knows? Maybe even a good enough turnout to make Hasbro take notice.

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The ICMG is dead; long live the ICMG.

Thanks to everyone here who voted for him.

#22 brianjeremy

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 10:41 AM

How often do they do these fan choice figure? I honestly don't know. I know the past fan choices were pretty poor choices.I actually think that the fan choice should be off the beaten path characters, but cool ones.

It's cool that they're doing an EU series of figures. I am a huge KOTOR. I lost faith in Lucas and Star Wars until KOTOR. The games blew me away. Such an awesome story. Of course, I believe Knights of the Old Republic should have it's own line of figures, but that's just my fanboy wishes. With it being such a popular title and game, I don't see why they don't. I know Lucas is even thinking of a KOTOR live-action series if the new live action series does well. There's just so much that can be done with the Jedi Tales/KOTOR era: Mandalorian Wars, Exar Khun, The Jedi/Sith War and subsequent Jedi Civil War. All within a 60 yeat period or so in Star Wars terms.

If you haven't checked out KOTOR or Jedi Tales - they kick the original trilogies ass.

#23 bjorn_skurj

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 10:45 AM

If you haven't checked out KOTOR or Jedi Tales - they kick the original trilogies ass.

No work of art that the human race has created or will ever create can surpass the original trilogy. :pirate Is everything all right at home? Who is beating you and locking you in the root cellar for 23 hours a day?

#24 brianjeremy

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 10:55 AM

No but episodes 1-3 can definitely tarnish you view of what was once great. Seriously. The prequels totally burst my boyhood view of Star Wars. Like the lose of innocence or something like that. I don't want to go into it now, but it totally changed my outlook on the OT.

And yes, check out KOTOR I. I think you might like it. The whole Darth Revan saga is pretty damn good. I believe it would make a helluva movie. KOTOR II is no where near as great, but still very solid. I just hope that all sins will be forgiven in KOTOR III.

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 11:22 AM

If you have not seen The Comedians of Comedy, please run out and rent it right now. Brian Posehn's description of his reaction to episodes 1-3 is fantastic.

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 11:27 AM

If you have not seen The Comedians of Comedy, please run out and rent it right now. Brian Posehn's description of his reaction to episodes 1-3 is fantastic.



I love that

#27 Reni

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 11:40 AM

I love Star Wars, but not video games.....I am sure there is a good chunk of people like me who have no clue about this KOTOR stuff.....and the thing about those games is that you can't sit down and spend 2 hours and move on......they take up hours and hours and hours of time. I don't have time like that for a game, to watch a story. So, I can see why they don't do a whole line of toys for it - I doubt there'd be a huge market for them like there is for Star Wars movie related figures.

#28 bjorn_skurj

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 11:45 AM

Yeah, I shun videogames that are substantially more complicated than Space Invaders.

#29 Reni

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 11:48 AM

the only kind of video games I like are Tetris, Mario Party or trivia type things.....

when I was a kid my friends all had video games and they would play and play and play and then it would be my turn, I would die in like 10 seconds and then they'd get a 30 min turn again......yeah, it was boring. :yawn Nothing more boring than watching someone else play a video game.

#30 EL the Famous

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 11:50 AM

yeah brian, you suck.

#31 brianjeremy

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 11:54 AM

I love Star Wars, but not video games.....I am sure there is a good chunk of people like me who have no clue about this KOTOR stuff.....and the thing about those games is that you can't sit down and spend 2 hours and move on......they take up hours and hours and hours of time. I don't have time like that for a game, to watch a story. So, I can see why they don't do a whole line of toys for it - I doubt there'd be a huge market for them like there is for Star Wars movie related figures.


Cliffnotes version: Biography of Revan via wiki (spoilers).

Consider yourself schooled then. Spoilers inside, so you are warned.

And it is a popular title amoung Star Wars peeps especially those who like the Expanded Universe. It's actually been around for a while. IT was formerly known as Jedi Tales in the 80's and KOTOR now is a popular comic book series.

#32 Reni

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 11:55 AM

did I say he sucked? I was just giving an idea as to why they might not make figures from that series.

I like brian.....it was not intended to be personal. shit.

#33 EL the Famous

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 12:07 PM

did I say he sucked? I was just giving an idea as to why they might not make figures from that series.

I like brian.....it was not intended to be personal. shit.


I was kidding, listen to some Zeppelin for a few minutes. I like Brian too and I like you as well, even though you live in the suburbs.

I didn't read any of them excpt for one Han Solo book, but they had a slew of offshoot books from the original trilogy that kept coming out all the way up to the new ones. It's pretty crazy.

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 12:10 PM

How often do they do these fan choice figure? I honestly don't know. I know the past fan choices were pretty poor choices.I actually think that the fan choice should be off the beaten path characters, but cool ones.


This is the sixth official one. They started doing them in 2000, so they've averaged one poll a year. Here's a handy little guide on the previous Fan's Choice polls, if you'd like to know more.

If you haven't checked out KOTOR or Jedi Tales - they kick the original trilogies ass.


I did check out KOTOR, and got about halfway through it until I realized that it was boring me to tears. Even tried to get into it a couple more times, with similar results. Just ain't my thing. Neither is the Exhausted Universe in general, though, for that matter.

But the KOTOR series is pretty highly-regarded as far as SW games go--which really isn't that big of an accomplishment, given that most of the SW games in the last few years have been utter garbage.

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 12:11 PM

well, honestly, I didn't want Brian to think I was taking a stab at him.....I thought maybe it was being read that way since you said that.

And yeah, I live in the suburbs. Got a problem with that?? :P

Don't you have a Cubs game to go to? The Cubbie fans were swarming on the Metra this morning at like 9am.......ouch. :P

#36 EL the Famous

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 12:21 PM

F GEORGE LUCAS...THIS IS THE REAL SHIT RIGHT HERE, FOOL.

#37 aricandover

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 12:26 PM

F GEORGE LUCAS...THIS IS THE REAL SHIT RIGHT HERE, FOOL.



that's some awesome rescanning going on there.

#38 Sir Stewart

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 06:18 PM

F GEORGE LUCAS...THIS IS THE REAL SHIT RIGHT HERE, FOOL.

Was that Rick Rubin as Dr. Smiff's nemesis?

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 04:52 PM

Sure, he may have lost, but I'm still proud of Ice Cream Maker Guy. Nobody had any idea he even existed until my online buddy Scott founded that goofy website and petition, and several years later, he's one of the top-25 most wanted figures out there. For a total grassroots effort, that's pretty impressive, considering the amount of characters out there to choose from--most of whom have had a great deal more exposure than ol' Willrow could ever imagine. And I don't think we'll ever know the official results of the poll, but I bet that Willy had a nice turnout--who knows? Maybe even a good enough turnout to make Hasbro take notice.

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The ICMG is dead; long live the ICMG.

Thanks to everyone here who voted for him.


Three years later, and things have finally come full circle. The first-ever Willrow (Ice Cream Maker Guy) Hood action figure made his official debut at this weekend's San Diego Comic Con:

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He's due out later this Fall.

Thanks to everyone here who voted for him back in the day!




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