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    Eldor's blank spellbook

    Just seen the Fwoosh's review of Eldor, the figure is awesome, however I noticed that the spell book is totally blank. There is nothing in there, no old "Eternian script" or pictures - nothing.

    Was anyone aware of this? Or was it stated that it was going to be blank? I'm surprised it's been overlooked by the fanbase, usually we're right in there...
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    Um. Not surprised At All. More surprised at the books articulation! …In all genuine honesty. |-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neutro View Post
    Um. Not surprised At All. More surprised at the books articulation! …In all genuine honesty. |-)
    Yes, the double hinged articulation is very cool.
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    We just need a sheet of hologram or lenticular stickers from either Mattel or customizers to finish it for me. But I'm not that worried about it.

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    Maybe they'll offer some stickers for the book down the road. That would be cool!
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    I made the same point earlier!!! Why is the book blank!!!
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    Someone should light it with a Wood's light, maybe there's something hidden on the pages!
    How cool would be that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pottie View Post
    I made the same point earlier!!! Why is the book blank!!!
    Like the book in The Neverending Story, the pages only begin to show their contents and treasure when you get it in hand and fill those pages with your imagination. You know, like we used to do when we were kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stygian360 View Post
    Like the book in The Neverending Story, the pages only begin to show their contents and treasure when you get it in hand and fill those pages with your imagination. You know, like we used to do when we were kids.
    Nailed it.

    I, for one, am happy that it is blank. It's symbolic of the fact that the play is open to us and to our imaginations. I won't go so far as to say that that was design's plan all along - but they might.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poweron View Post
    Nailed it.

    I, for one, am happy that it is blank. It's symbolic of the fact that the play is open to us and to our imaginations. I won't go so far as to say that that was design's plan all along - but they might.
    Design's plan was to save money because they couldn't afford a paint app or stickers.

    Holographic stickers, as I believe the original was to come with, would have been a great addition. As is, I'll definitely have to print out something and paste it in place; it just looks incomplete blank like that.
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    All the living spells died apparently...

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    The lack of hologram stickers is my only real complaint with this figure. Maybe down the road? Anyone?

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    But to be fair to Mattel, IT was clearly stated by Scott that the book was going to be blank.

    I think its good blank. We can use imagination or if not I am sure some gifted fan will create and make available some awesome sticker to put in it.

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    Eh, I'm cool with it. It'll make it easier when I inevitably write something else in there in Paint for whatever jokes come to mind.
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    I think it's cool, because now we can fill it with whatever we choose. I think I am going to paint Suikoden Runes in mine.

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    The book was always just a farce anyhow. He only carried it around so he could "read the articles" in his monthly copy of "PlayMaster" without being judged. I hear King Grayskull was a bit of a prude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nanoFatato View Post
    Someone should light it with a Wood's light, maybe there's something hidden on the pages!
    How cool would be that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orko's Magic Hat View Post
    Just seen the Fwoosh's review of Eldor, the figure is awesome, however I noticed that the spell book is totally blank. There is nothing in there, no old "Eternian script" or pictures - nothing.

    Was anyone aware of this? Or was it stated that it was going to be blank? I'm surprised it's been overlooked by the fanbase, usually we're right in there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxPower View Post
    But to be fair to Mattel, IT was clearly stated by Scott that the book was going to be blank.

    I think its good blank. We can use imagination or if not I am sure some gifted fan will create and make available some awesome sticker to put in it.
    This. It was stated quite some time ago that it would be blank.

    While I'm not a fan of DIY/finish yourself items in general, this makes perfect sense with this item in particular.

    Anyone can put whatever they want in it. Just take a piece of printable transparency paper - which is even better, because you can change it at-will.

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    I'll be pretending my Eldor has a book of Preternian porn.

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    I am going to put my spaghetti sauce recipe in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jor-El View Post
    I'll be pretending my Eldor has a book of Preternian porn.
    It would probably be about the tamest stuff out there and hardly worth a look! Things didn't get really raunchy until at least the Second Battleground.
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    The pages are blank, unless a wizard reads them!
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    Waaaay back when the book picture was teased, someone asked TG on Matty if the pages were going to be blank and he said they were. At that point, people began talking about customizers and/or printers coming up with some stickers for the books- perhaps even lenticular ones. Then...the conversations just died. Not sure what happened there, lol.
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    I'm going to see if I can re-create pages 154-5 of the 1987 Mattel catalog (Eternia towers, He-Ro and Eldor figures) to put in there. Trouble is, the bookmark is placed right where I think Eldor's face would be... [^)

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