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"New Toys" with OT DVD release?
« on: May 16, 2006, 12:24 PM »
I'm sure its nothing, and probably misunderstood, but there is an article up on StarWars.com from Variety (Hyperspace required) discussing the upcoming "original" DVDs.  This line caught my eye, although I'm sure it doesn't mean anything in particular:

"Heading into last week's E3 vidgame confab, Lucasfilm said it would release the theatrical version of the original trilogy on disc for the first time -- a seeming reversal of the filmmaker's earlier vow to never do so -- concurrent with vidgame sequel "Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy" and a new line of toys."

It mentions a "new line of toys", but that could just be the current TSC or even the upcoming rumored 2nd wave of VTSC figures, or maybe its something related to the lego figures if that is how you read it.  Either way, like I said, its likely nothing but I just thought I'd post it here as food for thought.
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Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2006, 01:37 PM »
I think it is a very interesting article/comment. I have been wondering about the rest of the year from a toy perspective, and the waves seem to tail off far too quickly. We will have burned through everything shown at Toy Fair by August or so, along with a bunch of re-hashes that were unexpected and seem to be "filler" in a lot of ways.
Maybe the DVD release is to get that extra media attention when the live-action show starts. Or maybe another animated series (my personal preference). Either way, the small list of known toys listed for the last 1/3 of the year may have something to do with more than the standard "keep em guessing" that Hasbro likes to play...

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Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2006, 03:33 PM »
The second wave of VTSC figures would be perfect, not to mention an emphasis on OT product for the remainder of the year. Hopefully we'll get a hint of some of this at Comic-con.
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Re: "New Toys" with OT DVD release?
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2006, 06:13 PM »
I suspected there was going to be something at the end of the year since the last 3 waves (Tatooine, Endor and Naboo) should all be out by mid summer.  I hate to say it, but I could live with a bunch of repack figs on the OTC or SAGA2 Cardback.  When I say repacks, I dont mean previousluy released single carded figs, but more of the pack-ins, etc.  I know it was a huge pegwarmer, but I am still hopeful for Amanaman to be released again on a basic card.  That yellow and black would look sweet.  Howabout some of these?

Repacks:

Amanaman
Dr Evazan
Paploo
Nabrun Leids
Labria
Takeel
Arvel Crynyd
SAGA A-Wing Pilot
Oola
Cantina Band Member
Klaatu
Nikto
RA-7
R3-A2
R4-I9
Chewbacca from early bird
Dont Forget Cantina Han :P

New Figs:

Luke/Han Stormtroopers
Uncle Owen
Tonnika Sister
New Tarkin
CZ-3
New Piett
New Hoth Soldier
Luke Snowspeeder
Hermi Odle
Imperial Dignitary
Luke Endor
Lumat, Warok or Romba
CZ-3
Captain Needa
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Re: "New Toys" with OT DVD release?
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2006, 06:42 PM »
If Hasbro does release an OTC2 line to go along with the DVD release, this is my preference for waves:

ANH (Wave 1)
New Figures:
-SA Tonnika Sister w/ Blaster And Barglass
-SA Chief Bast w/ E-11, Mouse Droid, SG Skirt Tunic, And Datapad
-CZ-3 w/ "Dome" Sandcrawler Droid
Repacks:
-POTJ Han Solo (Death Star Escape)
-CT Princess Leia (New Likeness)
-CT Stormtrooper
-OTC TIE Fighter Crewman
-POTC Myo

ESB (Wave 2)
New Figures:
-SA Willrow Hood w/ Ice Cream Maker
-SA Captain Needa w/ E-11, Comlink, And SG Skirt Tunic
-SA Ugnaught w/ Removable Smock, C-3P0's Head, And Purse
Repacks:
-TSC AT-AT Driver
-SAGA R-3P0
-SAGA Luke (Hoth)
-OTC Cloud Car Pilot
-POTJ Han Solo (Bespin Escape)

ROTJ (Wave 3)
New Figures:
-SA Romba w/ Spear, Ewok Percussion Set, Knife, And Million Dollar Smile
-SA Star Destroyer Crewman w/ E-11, Removable Pilot Headset, And Datapad
-SA Hermi Odle w/ Staff And Double Barreled Blaster Rifle
Repacks:
-TSC Death Star Gunner
-POTJ Teebo
-CT Darth Vader
-TSC Boba Fett
-OTC Lando (Endor General)

VTSC (Wave 2)
-Darth Vader (ESB)
-Jawa (light-up eyes)
-Luke Skywalker Bespin Gear
-Princess Leia Endor General
-Snow Trooper (Hoth Stormtrooper)
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Re: "New Toys" with OT DVD release?
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2006, 09:00 PM »
not to be negative, but I fear it will be more role play sabers in all new colors, 5 re-pack Vaders and the new Star Wars/My Little Pony cross-over.  And the R2D2 Transformer that transforms from a Robot to a Robot.

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Re: "New Toys" with OT DVD release?
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2006, 09:16 PM »
Don't forget a lovely commemorative figure set that harkens back to 1977. Fans will be able to buy an exclusive Early Bird Kit, featuring a redemption certificate for exciting new action figures of Luke, Leia, Chewbacca, and R2-D2... only at Walmart! ;)

I'm assuming that we'll get that second wave of vTSC figures, and hopefully a healthy dose of more OT figures in the Saga line. Looking forward to Comic Con more and more with this news.

More and more I hope that the swappable head Spirit of Anakin happens. That would be the ideal mail-away as others have said often recently.


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Re: "New Toys" with OT DVD release?
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2006, 11:01 PM »
I hope not. The TSC is fine as it is.
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Re: "New Toys" with OT DVD release?
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2006, 11:12 PM »
If Hasbro does release an OTC2 line to go along with the DVD release, this is my preference for waves:

ANH (Wave 1)
New Figures:
-SA Tonnika Sister w/ Blaster And Barglass
-SA Chief Bast w/ E-11, Mouse Droid, SG Skirt Tunic, And Datapad
-CZ-3 w/ "Dome" Sandcrawler Droid
Repacks:
-POTJ Han Solo (Death Star Escape)
-CT Princess Leia (New Likeness)
-CT Stormtrooper
-OTC TIE Fighter Crewman
-POTC Myo

ESB (Wave 2)
New Figures:
-SA Willrow Hood w/ Ice Cream Maker
-SA Captain Needa w/ E-11, Comlink, And SG Skirt Tunic
-SA Ugnaught w/ Removable Smock, C-3P0's Head, And Purse
Repacks:
-TSC AT-AT Driver
-SAGA R-3P0
-SAGA Luke (Hoth)
-OTC Cloud Car Pilot
-POTJ Han Solo (Bespin Escape)

ROTJ (Wave 3)
New Figures:
-SA Romba w/ Spear, Ewok Percussion Set, Knife, And Million Dollar Smile
-SA Star Destroyer Crewman w/ E-11, Removable Pilot Headset, And Datapad
-SA Hermi Odle w/ Staff And Double Barreled Blaster Rifle
Repacks:
-TSC Death Star Gunner
-POTJ Teebo
-CT Darth Vader
-TSC Boba Fett
-OTC Lando (Endor General)

VTSC (Wave 2)
-Darth Vader (ESB)
-Jawa (light-up eyes)
-Luke Skywalker Bespin Gear
-Princess Leia Endor General
-Snow Trooper (Hoth Stormtrooper)

I'm all for this.  If I had to think about it, I would add other new figures, but based on what they did with OTC, this would fit in perfectly.   However... way too much to hope for from Hasbro.

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Re: "New Toys" with OT DVD release?
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2006, 09:08 AM »
My guess? 

$10 three packs (similar to the ones we got last time).

That's it.


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Re: "New Toys" with OT DVD release?
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2006, 10:21 AM »
My guess? 

$10 three packs (similar to the ones we got last time).

That's it.

Good call. . . (and something we all should have seen coming. . .)

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Re: "New Toys" with OT DVD release?
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2006, 01:10 AM »
My thoughts is this, It is going to turn out like OTC in 2004 but Lots of New Figures and yes, more Repacks. New Card, this is a great chance to release some figures that is been on the list for a long time and some characters never release in the Vintage line. I hope it turns out like this. 

NEW Figures

A NEW HOPE

Basic Figures

Ben "Obi-Wan" Kenobi
Death Star Squad Commander
Han Solo (Imperial Stormtrooper Disguise)
Luke Skywalker (Imperial Stormtrooper Disguise)


Vintage Style Figures

WAVE 1

Greedo
Sand People
Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot)

WAVE 2

Jawa

Vintage Style Figures-Never Released in Vintage Line

Grand Moff Tarkin
Tatooine Stormtrooper

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

Basic Figures

2-1B Medic Droid
4-Lom
Zuckuss
Luke Skywalker (Snowspeeder Pilot)
Luke Skywalker (Medical Frigate)
Princess Leia (Hoth Outfit)

Vintage Style Figures

WAVE 2

Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues)
Imperial Snowtrooper (Hoth Stormtrooper)

Vintage Style Figure-Never Released in Vintage Line

Luke Skywalker (Medical Frigate)
Lando Calrissian (Medical Frigate)

RETURN OF THE JEDI

Basic Figures

Luke Skywalker (Endor)-This is probably why the delay of him
Anakin Skywalker (Spirit)-Both Versions
Yoda (Spirit)
Weequay Skiff Guard
Wedge Antilles
Female Ewok with Child

Vintage Style Figures

WAVE 1

Biker Scout
Han Solo in Trenchcoat

WAVE 2

Princess Leia (Battle Poncho)

Vintage Style Figures-Never Released in Vintage Line

Princess Leia (Jabba's Slave)
Wedge Antilles

REPACKS

Basic Figures

Stormtrooper-VOTC
Chewbacca-EB
Boba Fett-VOTC
Lando Calrissian-VOTC
R2-D2-EB
Luke Skywalker-TSC
Yoda-OTC Version
At-At Driver-TSC
Tie Fighter Pilot-SAGA 2004 Version
Princess Leia (Boushh)-TSC
Bib Fortuna-TSC V
Darth Vader-Evoultions
Emperor-Evoultions
Emperor's Royal Guard-ROTS
FX-7 Medic Droid-POTJ
Sandtrooper-TSC
R5-D4-Tsc
C-3PO (Endor)-TSC
Death Star Imperial Gunner-TSC

After that, they will do a post-OTC again, maybe we will see PVTSC (Prequel Vintage Style).
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Re: "New Toys" with OT DVD release?
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2006, 09:45 AM »
My guess is that there will be a TSC "Heroes ond Villians" type  line that focuses on the OT.  They will be all repacks, and numbered seperately.  At the same time, the current TSC line will have some sort of new, obscure OT stuff.  Maybe.  Don't really know.
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Re: "New Toys" with OT DVD release?
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2006, 11:01 AM »
I don't think there will be anything but the three packs.

Nobody's excited over the POS DVD's, there's nothing to celebrate!

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Re: "New Toys" with OT DVD release?
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2006, 11:21 AM »
I'd like them to a release a "pivotal scene" themed wave of figures:

ANH:
Retooled Evo Vader (with tunic over the shoulder armor) and as accessories, include a pile of Obi-Wan's Robe with his hilt. Obviously from after the Death Star Duel.

ESB:
ESB Decoed VOTC Boba Fett with Solid Han Carbonite Block (without thawing effect).

ROTJ:
SA Jedi Luke from Death Star Duel plus funeral pyre accessory

DELUXE/ULTRA LINE:

ANH:
Han & Luke Stormtrooper disguise two-pack with Detention Center Console

ESB:
Vader & Luke Duel with Complete Gantry

ROTJ:
SA Endor Luke & SA Endor Leia two-pack with retooled Speeder Bike

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