Author Topic: Think we'll get any VOTC/VSTC that never had a vintage figure made?  (Read 3571 times)

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I wouldn't consider it "pissing on" the vintage line if they did it

I'll withdraw.

Please, let's not urinate on the memory of the vintage line any more than we already have.

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No, please no prequel figures or even nonvintage-line figures on vintage-style cards. Is nothing sacred?  ;)

But...

Say in nine years, when the modern line turns 20, Hasbro decides to remake Clone Troopers and other prequel-era figures in the style of the the 1995 POTF-era figures. Afterall, won't these POTF figures be vintage by then? They can resculpt a Cody into an overly buff, posed statue with huge plastic weapons and slap him on an orange POTF card. The kitsch value will skyrocket. Of course, by that time I'll be spending my money on Viagra and Rogaine, but the kids will love 'em! 
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I think you're right Brian, with the regular line hitting about $7 now, and still selling well from what I see we might see more $10 figures than we really want.  I could see them going in the direction with some figures that never were made in the vintage line and marketing them as "First Time Ever on a Vintage Card!", or "The Figures Kenner Forgot!"

I think that some people take a bit too much offense and get somewhat rude when something is mentioned with the vintage line however, and that kind of leaves me scratching my head.  But that could be because I see the line as a whole and could really care less even if they reissue every single figure from here on out on vintage style cards.  I open them after all; the only thing that would set me back at all is the price.  I was just asking what people thought that might do and didn't realize that people would be so passionate, LOL.   Kind of funny in a way.  I can't imagine the hatred that would pour out of people if Hasbro actually does do something like this.  Somehow I have the feeling that people who are complaining about the idea would still buy them though.

They still have the license for another decade or so, so I'm sure they'll make a lot of moves that tick collectors off.  I wonder if anyone who thinks the vintage line has been pissed on have actually pissed on the line too by even buying any of the VOTC/VSTC stuff... so have you refrained from adding to the piss?   :D

Since I'm not a vintage purist, I really don't care if they do it or not, I just want to see a VOTC/VSTC quality in the line with all figures.  They should be able to do it with all figures in my opinion though without raising prices.  I'd be all for more Evolution sets though before more vintage packaged figures, but only because the price.

Around my area, I am seeing all the VSTC (except for Biker Scouts) sitting.  I think it's because they only did one wave and that wave seems to have been very highly produced.  I am sure we'll be seeing them on clearance before too long, or at least I hope so.  The Targets in my area have lowered them a bit (although only down to $11.08) but hopefully they'll knock them down to about half that price and I would think that Walmarts will be reducing their price pretty soon too.

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I think that some people take a bit too much offense and get somewhat rude when something is mentioned with the vintage line



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I wonder if anyone who thinks the vintage line has been pissed on have actually pissed on the line too by even buying any of the VOTC/VSTC stuff... so have you refrained from adding to the piss?   :D

I've been on a steady liquid diet of Hasbro's urine for the last ten years or so, so I'm pretty used to it by now.  With the exception of the Georgetrooper, the retro-vintage line has tried to be pretty faithful to the original line, so I don't have a problem with it.  But making figures that were never in the vintage line (or prequel figures) and slapping them on a pseudo-vintage cardback flies in the face of the entire point of the retro-vintage line to begin with.

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I just want to see a VOTC/VSTC quality in the line with all figures.  They should be able to do it with all figures in my opinion though without raising prices.

Hey, look at that--that's what I want to see, too.  And they proved they could do it, too, with all the super-articulation we got in the basic line last year.  So why not let the retro-vintage line stay truly vintage, and use the basic line for all the non-vintage stuff?

. . .Jar Jar Binks on a pseudo-vintage Phantom Menace "12-back" style card. . .  Nah, that wouldn't be pissing on the memory of the vintage line at all. . .

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No harm done, just a friendly discussion Matt.  I agree that it would be nice to see the vintage "remakes" stay true to the vintage line for the purists, it's a fun line with how they've handled it so far.  It just wouldn't make me mad if they expanded it past the original vintage characters made back in the day, other than me having to shell out more money for figures that I want.  And with what they did for most of the ROTS line articulation/sculpt wise, they can still do it now in the regular line.

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Just for fun, how about they make Life Day Chewbacca on a vintage card.

I am joking.

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I think you're in a pretty small minority here Chewie.

I think that putting non vintage figures on vintage cards would be the biggest Star Wars **** up since Greedo shooting first.

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Hasbro says once they've done the main vintage figures they may consider PT VOTC style figures so why not more OT figures?

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That's the first I've heard of that.  To my knowledge they haven't even committed to anything beyond 'we're looking at doing another wave in 2007' - from the Hasbro Q&A.

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From ActionFigureInsider.com:

3. More VOTC/VTSC in 2007 is great news. Is there any chance of a similar premium style line based on the prequel trilogy?

Right now, there are a lot of OTC characters yet to be done in Vintage style. In the future, if the series continues, we may look at doing prequel figures in Vintage style …. But it probably won't be anytime soon, especially since there are still so many Kenner figures to consider!
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That's the day I quit collecting.  :-X

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I think you're in a pretty small minority here Chewie.

Looks like I might be in the minority on several other things, like wanting big vehicles, and more large playsets too.  No big deal; especially since I don't really care about packaging, which is why the whole vintage deal doesn't bother me whichever way it goes.  When it comes down to it, I just want quality out of the 3-3/4" line.

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That's the day I quit collecting.  :-X

So, if Hasbro were to offer a wave that consisted of this in the vintage style format, you'd quit this entire hobby that you spend so much toy runs/money/internet time on?

- VSTC ROTS Final Duel Darth Sidious
- VSTC ROTS Commander Cody (done right!)
- VSTC Qui Gon Jinn
- VSTC Mace Windu

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Looks like I might be in the minority on several other things, like wanting big vehicles, and more large playsets too.

Nah, everybody else wants all that stuff, too--we just realize that if Hasbro wanted to do it, then they'd be doing it already.  No need to beat them over the head with it.  Big ships and playsets--not something they're interested in right now.

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Seems like a lot of people always say they'd only buy those on clearance though... so to me that means they really don't want those that bad.  Or just don't want to shell out the money.  I can see why though, especially since most of the bigger items they have offered really haven't been that great of quality (like the Geonosis Arena for example).

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« Last Edit: June 29, 2006, 12:37 PM by CHEWIE »