Let's hear it for the Vulptex.

Discussion in 'Star Wars' started by Trekker4747, Dec 21, 2017.

  1. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

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    The crystalline wolves in "The Last Jedi" were infinitely cooler and more worthy of adoration than the Porgs. Across all movies in time I've seen numerous cute, hamster-like, overly expressive animals. I've never seen canine creatures with crystal fur. So let's heap some adoration on them! Where's the plush toys and memes about them, huh?

    Oh, sure, obsess over your little googly-eyed little rodents. Bring me a dog that sounds like a wind-chime when it runs.
     
  2. DigificWriter

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    The Vulptices are awesome, and I wish we would get some merch for them.
     
  3. EnsignRicky

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    I'd rather watch Ewoks.

    On Television.

    On Saturday Morning.
     
  4. Tosk

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    I prefer the Vulp-whatevers to the porgs just by virtue of them having less screentime and not being so obnoxiously toy-sales based. And they actually served the plot, ever so slightly. :)
     
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  5. Beagleman

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    I love 'em all. (Collect them all?) Porgs, Vulptex, Banthas, Ewoks... I want a Star Wars zoo.
     
  6. Emh

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    Same here. I don't see any reason I have to adore one more than others.
     
  7. Trekker4747

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    Yeah, yeah, yeah, you hate the movie. Go away now.
     
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  9. B.J.

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    They seemed way too similar to the Loth-wolves in Rebels to me. At least the porgs were original, even if their presence was originally just to cover up the ubiquitous puffins.
     
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  10. JRoss

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    I assume that they are ice/psychic type. I wonder what they evolve into?
     
  11. Kor

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    Yes, I like the crystal wolves too. Maybe somebody will start selling a 3D printed design on Shapeways that looks exactly like these but has a generic name.

    Kor
     
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  12. Kevman7987

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    Nah. I preferred the crystal foxes over wolves.
     
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  13. Janeway’s Girl

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    So that’s what they are... Cool. Though the name totally reminds me of the Vulpix from Pokémon.
     
  14. Trekker4747

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    Vulpes, the root word Vulptex and Vulpex, is a Latin word for the species colloquially called fox. (Which error on my part re: the thread title they're crystalline fox, not wolves.)
     
  15. Cutie McWhiskers

    Cutie McWhiskers Captain Captain

    The "crystal critters" - Finn had a terrific description of them! Yeah, the Vulptex were way-cool as well. They don't eat or get eaten but they're one of the more interesting additions to SW...

    Oh, regarding Porgs, you forgot the adjective "tasty". That still tickles me, and maybe Chewie brings Porgs to the Vulptex planet and the Porgs eat the Vulptex... I still want a playset featuring porgs, Chewie, and the BBQ spit with cornish hen-like figure turning in the middle to represent Chewie's dinner... and, yes, I'm older than 29 and still want a collectible toy... :D

     
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