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Definitive release order list?
« on: June 8, 2009, 05:16 PM »
Anyone know of a definitive release order list of the vintage figures? Kellerman's book is pretty comprehensive, but instead of a linear release order, he puts figures like the 3 different R2D2s together in a row, as opposed to the order in which they were actually released. Has anyone put together a list like this? I'm sorta OCD as far as displaying goes - I'd like them to be as "in order" as they can be. Because I'm an idiot.

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Re: Definitive release order list?
« Reply #1 on: June 8, 2009, 10:55 PM »
I don't know about a list like that, but the release order should be the same as the order they are on the back of the cards.
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Re: Definitive release order list?
« Reply #2 on: June 8, 2009, 11:38 PM »
Up to this point I'd been using Sansweet's book as a guide for release dates just by the order he put them in.  Probably not right, as the book has lots of flaws.  I know that's not much help, just $0.02 worth. 
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Re: Definitive release order list?
« Reply #3 on: June 8, 2009, 11:53 PM »
I don't know about a list like that, but the release order should be the same as the order they are on the back of the cards.

The card backs are definitely not accurate. For one, they change the order with each new number; beyond that, the order is not remotely linear. For instance, if you went by the 92 back card, the seventh figure released would be FX-7. That's obviously not right.

I don't have Sansweet's book, but I'll see what I can find regarding that.

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Re: Definitive release order list?
« Reply #4 on: June 8, 2009, 11:57 PM »
I don't know about a list like that, but the release order should be the same as the order they are on the back of the cards.

The card backs are definitely not accurate. For one, they change the order with each new number; beyond that, the order is not remotely linear. For instance, if you went by the 92 back card, the seventh figure released would be FX-7. That's obviously not right.

I don't have Sansweet's book, but I'll see what I can find regarding that.

I have that book handy and can post the order if you like Carp?
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Re: Definitive release order list?
« Reply #5 on: June 9, 2009, 12:21 AM »
That would be awesome, if it's not too much trouble - thanks!

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Re: Definitive release order list?
« Reply #6 on: June 9, 2009, 12:42 AM »
SW:
Luke, R2, Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO, Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, Han Solo, Ben Kenobi, Tusken Raider, Jawa, Death Squad Commander, Greedo, Walrusman, Hammerhead, Snaggletooth, Luke X-Wing Pilot, R5-D4, Death Star Droid, Power Droid, Boba Fett

ESB:
Bespin Luke, Bespin Leia, Hoth Han, Bossk, IG-88, Rebel Soldier, FX-7, Snowtrooper,, Lando, Bespin Security (Honky), Yoda, Hoth Leia, Rebel Commander, AT-AT Driver, 2-1B, Imperial Commander, Ugnaught, Lobot, Dengar, Bespin Han, C-3PO (Removable Limbs), R2-D2 (Sensorscope), Hoth Luke, AT-AT Commander, Cloud Car Pilot, Bespin Security (Black Guy), Zuckuss, 4-LOM, TIE Fighter Pilot

ROTJ
Admiral Ackbar, Gammorean Guard, Jedi Luke, Boushh, Emperor's Royal Guard, Chief Chirpa, Logray, Klaatu, Weequay, Rebel Commando, General Madine, Lando Skiff Guard, Biker Scout, Nien Nunb, Squid Head, Ree-Yees, Bib Fortuna, Nikto, 8D8, Leia (Combat Poncho), Wicket, The Emperor, Klaatu (Skiff Guard), B-Wing Pilot, AT-ST Driver, Han Solo (Trench Coat), Teebo, Prune Face, Lumat, Paploo, Rancor Keeper

POTJ:
Romba, Luke (Battle Poncho), R2-D2 (Pop-Up Lightsaber), Amanaman, Barada, Imperial Gunner, Luke (Stormtrooper Disguise), Han Solo (Carbonite), EV-9D9, Warok, Anakin Skywalker, A-Wing Pilot, Lando Calrissian (General), Yak Face, Imperial Dignitary
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Re: Definitive release order list?
« Reply #7 on: June 9, 2009, 01:07 AM »
Well Yak was last, wasn't he?  So the order is already off. 
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Re: Definitive release order list?
« Reply #8 on: June 9, 2009, 01:19 AM »
Thanks, Jayson. I had the same thought as Brent, though. For some reason, the POTF ordering is always the one that seems off.

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Re: Definitive release order list?
« Reply #9 on: June 9, 2009, 01:36 AM »
I would assume that Yak Face came out in the same wave as the Imp Dignitary so whether he came out last or second to last could be debatable.
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Re: Definitive release order list?
« Reply #10 on: June 9, 2009, 01:59 AM »
Well, technically Yak Face wasn't released at all in the U.S., while the Imperial Dignitary was, so I'd side with the Dignitary being released ahead of him. Yak Face is often referred to as the 93rd and final figure, as well.

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Re: Definitive release order list?
« Reply #11 on: June 9, 2009, 02:04 AM »
Well, technically Yak Face wasn't released at all in the U.S., while the Imperial Dignitary was, so I'd side with the Dignitary being released ahead of him. Yak Face is often referred to as the 93rd and final figure, as well.

Personally I've always considered Yak Face as the 96th as the card backs/poster don't show both versions of 3PO and the 3 versions R2 at the same time (bring the total to 96 carded figures).
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Re: Definitive release order list?
« Reply #12 on: June 9, 2009, 05:53 AM »
Would they not have be released in order by the serial numbers on the packing?

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Re: Definitive release order list?
« Reply #13 on: June 9, 2009, 11:00 AM »
Personally I've always considered Yak Face as the 96th as the card backs/poster don't show both versions of 3PO and the 3 versions R2 at the same time (bring the total to 96 carded figures).

Ah ha! So you admit he's the last figure!  ;)

Would they not have be released in order by the serial numbers on the packing?

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Perfect! That's exactly what I was looking for - thanks!

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Re: Definitive release order list?
« Reply #14 on: June 9, 2009, 06:06 PM »
i think they went by the number in the top left corner of the cards when they did the figure of the week.