Author Topic: Your Opinion: What Figures Were Missing from the Vintage Line?  (Read 2420 times)

Offline Brian

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Although we certainly didn't have the depth of characters that have been offered in the modern line(s), from the main characters to characters who were on the screen for a blink of an eye, even to concept art characters.  However, as a kid and even as an adult, it seems like the vintage line covered the majority of the main characters, supporting cast, and army builders in the entirety of their line.  I was just curious, in your opinion, what - if anything - was missing?  If you could have picked another wave or two of figures to have been created back then, who was missing?  Grand Moff Tarkin seems like a good choice, and possibly others like the Han Stormtrooper, Rebel Fleet Trooper, Slave Leia, and maybe someone like Garindan?  Just a few ideas off the top of my head, but what are some you think should have maybe been included?
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Re: Your Opinion: What Figures Were Missing from the Vintage Line?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2006, 01:32 PM »
Stuff I always wanted as a kid:

- Han in Stormtrooper Disguise
- Sandtrooper
- Rebel Fleet Trooper

Those are the only things I ever remember "missing" as a kid. 

I had ways to play around them (adding orange construction paper pauldron to a stormtrooper for example), but I'd have totally grabbed them if Kenner had made them...


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Re: Your Opinion: What Figures Were Missing from the Vintage Line?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2006, 02:25 PM »
Great choices Jeff, can't believe I originally forgot to list Han Stormtrooper.  That would be a definite, especially with them releasing the Luke version in the POTF line.  I thought the Sandtrooper would be a good choice as well, and simple enough to modify a Stormtrooper probably in those days.

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Re: Your Opinion: What Figures Were Missing from the Vintage Line?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2006, 05:26 PM »
The one vintage figure that I always thought was missing was a removable helmet Darth Vader.
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Re: Your Opinion: What Figures Were Missing from the Vintage Line?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2006, 05:28 PM »
Figures I wanted as a kid were:

Rebel Fleet Trooper
Sandtrooper
Yavin Ceremony Luke

As an adult, I could realistically see those 3 figures as well as the following having been made by Kenner at some point:

Grand Moff Tarkin
Han Stormtrooper
Garidan

Alas that didn't happen, though the RFT and Tarkin did get considered by Kenner at one point...

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Re: Your Opinion: What Figures Were Missing from the Vintage Line?
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2006, 08:35 PM »
Uncle Owen and Beru maybe?

I thought they might be kind of cool...not much play value though.  Definately Tarkin and Stormie Han.
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Re: Your Opinion: What Figures Were Missing from the Vintage Line?
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2006, 09:57 AM »
I seem to recall yearning for the following two characters during my youth:

- Rebel Fleet Trooper
- Garindan

Normal Stormtroopers satisfied me as a kid, but from an adult collector standpoint, I definitely wish Kenner produced a Sandtrooper for the vintage line. As Chris indicated, I don't think Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru would have gone over well due to limited play value.

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Re: Your Opinion: What Figures Were Missing from the Vintage Line?
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2006, 01:35 PM »
I didn't have all of the figures when I was kid, maybe 2/3 of them.  But that seemed to keep me quite happy.  Looking back now, I think a Rebel Fleet Trooper would have made the most sense to see in the vintage line - something for the Stormtroopers to miss while shooting.  ;)

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Re: Your Opinion: What Figures Were Missing from the Vintage Line?
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2006, 10:58 AM »
As a kid i wanted:

Rebel Fleet Trooper
Han in Stormtrooper gear
Removable helmet Vader
Bubo

As an Adult:

Yarna Da'l Gargan
Tarkin
Uncle Owen
Aunt Beru
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Re: Your Opinion: What Figures Were Missing from the Vintage Line?
« Reply #9 on: March 2, 2006, 11:44 AM »
Definitely:

Tarkin
Garindan
Captain Antilles or a Rebel Fleet Trooper
Biggs
Wedge
Uncle Owen
Aunt Beru
General Dodonna
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Re: Your Opinion: What Figures Were Missing from the Vintage Line?
« Reply #10 on: March 3, 2006, 01:32 AM »
Great topic.

Tarkin and the Rebel Fleet trooper top my list.
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Re: Your Opinion: What Figures Were Missing from the Vintage Line?
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2006, 01:40 PM »
As a kid I wanted the following: 

Cantina Band Member
Grand Moff Tarkin
Leia Slave
Luke Dagobah
Vader removeable helmet
Han Stormtrooper Disguise
Rebel Fleet Trooper
Sandtrooper

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Re: Your Opinion: What Figures Were Missing from the Vintage Line?
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2006, 07:30 AM »
As a kid, I too wanted a removable helmet vader.  I also wanted the Stormtrooper Han and Luke.  I don't ever remember seeing any of the POTF collection until years later in a used toy store.  I remember seeing the Stromtrooper Luke and Han in Carbonite and remember that those were figures I wanted years earlier...so I guess they did make some figures that I wanted that I never knew existed.

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Re: Your Opinion: What Figures Were Missing from the Vintage Line?
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2006, 04:06 PM »
I think overall Kenner did a fine job.  I really have no complaints. Although as mentioned, a Han Stormtrooper would have been bad-ass.
As a kid I remember wanting a Luke Bespin with removable hand (yes, I was morbid like that).

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Re: Your Opinion: What Figures Were Missing from the Vintage Line?
« Reply #14 on: April 6, 2006, 12:23 AM »
I actually layed asleep at night wishing they made the rebel fleet trooper.

Captain Antilles

Didn't really want the sandtroopers , just more weapon variety for the regular troopers.

And while not exactly a figure I wanted a bantha


As a kid I remember wanting a Luke Bespin with removable hand (yes, I was morbid like that).

Andy

I had a bespin luke that my dog chewed to hand off of. Does that count ?  ;D