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Re: Playskool X-Wing??
« Reply #45 on: October 20, 2003, 10:59 PM »
Well, you could try the following...

   - eBay
   - the "Classifieds" section here at JediDefender (post a "wanted" request)
   - KB Toys (they have this in stock still and is only $14.99)

Hope that helps you out a bit.
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Re: Playskool X-Wing??
« Reply #46 on: October 21, 2003, 12:23 AM »
Yep, just ask around and see if someone can help you.  If I get shut out in Cincy this coming week (technically next) and I pick one up, will you buy it?  I can look for that too.  

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Re: Playskool X-Wing??
« Reply #47 on: October 21, 2003, 06:05 PM »
Would like to avoid eBay on this one if possible.

KBToys... do they deliver to Canada??

And Morgbug, for sure if you can pick one up I would for sure buy it.

Thanks,

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Re: Playskool X-Wing??
« Reply #48 on: November 5, 2003, 01:27 PM »
The SW Playskool line is available at the Tatooine Traders at MGM Studios, and the Once Upon a Toy Hasbro store at Downtown Disney. They are always in stock.

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Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
« Reply #49 on: November 7, 2003, 09:15 AM »
I just saw (courtesy of Yakface) that there are some unrelease protos for some Playskool figures (Leia, Han, Luke, Stormtrooper).  Interesting to see more of what might have been, I really hope they revisit this line.  Here's the link to the auction if you'd like to see the pics:

Unreleased Playskool Figs

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Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
« Reply #50 on: January 17, 2004, 12:18 AM »
Judging by one of mimidog4428's latest auctions, the Playskool line may be making a comeback sometime in the not too distant future.  Check out this Princess Leia prototype he's got up for auction:



Think they're coming back?  Interested?

I'd guess they are, especially because of the surveys Hasbro ran both online at at San Diego's Comic Con last year.  A lot of questions regarding the Playskool line, and if collectors would like to see it back, and if so in what form.  Sounded a lot like they were looking into figure 2-packs, which may be what we see above...

I thought the line was "cute", and picked up the OT sets.  I wouldn't mind some more, but to be honest - I wouldn't mind if this line just stayed dead since it would mean one less thing I'd "have to" continue collecting to maintain a complete set.  Either way...
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Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
« Reply #51 on: January 17, 2004, 12:47 AM »
That Leia proto is awesome.  :o

I would like to see the Playskool comeback but I do agree, one less line to collect!  :-\

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Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
« Reply #52 on: January 17, 2004, 01:08 AM »
Ah, but it's such a small line with a low price point, where's the real complaint.  They'll put out what, maybe 6 sets in a year with a price point ranging from $7-30?  Not too much to worry about IMO.

My kid is a lot more responsive to these and they are much tougher in kids hands than standard 3 3/4 figs.  Good way to draw kids in...
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Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
« Reply #53 on: January 19, 2004, 09:06 AM »
Personally, I wouldn't mind if this line came back.....as long as it wasn't so much that it would be overwhelming, which I don't think would be the case.  I too have only bought the OT sets, and that's all I would continue to buy...but I think this was/is a really great line.  For some reason when I opened them up they reminded me of how it was when I was a kid.  Until I had room to display them, I could fit all the figs in the back of the Falcon...which is what I did with my vintage figures back in the day as well :).  I wouldn't mind seeing a small comeback of this line too, especially to add a Leia (or maybe Yoda/Boba Fett/Lando) to the collection.

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Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
« Reply #54 on: January 20, 2004, 02:11 PM »
If the Playskool line does end up making a comeback, which characters/ships/etc. would you like to see done in this form?  It might be a good guess that there would be character two packs, judging from the past survey Hasbro sent out, and the 3PO/Leia combo in this auction.  Anyways, for those of you who collect these, what would you like to see?  A few I wouldn't mind seeing (keep in mind, I only collect OT sets...so that is why my list is the way it is):

Yoda
Leia (the one in the auction, possibly other versions?)
Obi Wan Kenobi
Lando (Bespin first, then maybe other versions)
Snowtrooper
Han (Bespin/Endor outfits)
Luke (Bespin/Jedi outfits)
Royal Guard
Emperor
Jabba the Hutt (with dais)
Tusken Raider/Jawa 2-pack

Tie Fighter w/Pilot
AT-AT (wishful thinking probably) or AT-ST
Landspeeder

Just a few thoughts, I figure we won't get a whole heck of a lot in background characters in this line (but I guess you never know), so I stuck to somewhat main ones.  I'd be pretty psyched if this line came back, and some of these were included.
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Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
« Reply #55 on: January 23, 2004, 11:23 AM »
I think that survey people took last year lends some credence to the fact that the line might continue, I hope so!  I'm just jonesing to break all of this stuff out for the little guy and have him go at it...he's actually totally into my R2-D2's right now for some reason

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Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
« Reply #56 on: January 23, 2004, 11:33 AM »
Yup, R2 was my daughter's favorite too.  Now she's into Amidala/Leia, go figure.  She loves the playskool stuff.  It's ideal for them, pretty hard to break, no loose pieces and they're cute.  Just about everything has been crammed into the cockpit of the X-wing, save the Wampa.  

Oddly, she tends to favor OT figures :-*
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Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
« Reply #57 on: February 18, 2004, 10:36 AM »
mimidog4428 has this beauty on auction right now!  8)

STAR WARS PROTOTYPE : Playskool BEN !!!

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Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
« Reply #58 on: February 18, 2004, 10:45 AM »
Thanks for posting that DSJ, that is pretty sweet.  I hope that this is a sign that this line is coming back in some form, it was one of my favorites, and I'd really like to see some more OT figures and/or sets done.

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Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
« Reply #59 on: February 18, 2004, 10:52 AM »
First Leia & now Ben. Sure hope they come out with more as it would very very nice to see this line again!  ;)