I thought about starting a new topic along these lines in the Vintage Collection section, but wasn't sure if that was necessary. We obviously still have more to see and learn at CV, but after seeing the line at Comic Con, what do you think the future holds for the Star Wars line?
Honestly, I think the work Hasbro is doing on the product (speaking of Vintage, but applies to CW for the most part as well) is some of the best they've ever done. There is rarely a "stinker" figure in a wave, and some of them (like the upcoming Gamorrean, Ackbar, or even Wicket) look really amazing. Add in the great vehicles and other stuff (AT-AT, Snowspeeder, Cloud Car, Jabba, and more) and the line is really pretty good all around right now. Outside of that, I think the Clone Wars line is really put together pretty nice - and in many ways similar to the vintage line of our youth as far as character selection, "mini rigs", and vehicles.
I suppose a lot will depend on the sales of TVC, but it sometimes seems like this might be the big "last hurrah" for the movie line. If sales really take off, I think that will change a lot, but as we've noticed with our wishlists, we're really scraping the bottom of the barrel for figure choices. Couple that with the fact that it seems "fan figures" like Willrow, Yarna, Ephant, etc. will be few and far between. A lot of our lists have included resculpts from the POTF2 era and beyond, and I think the ROTJ wave is a good example of how much Hasbro can improve on those figures. Although there does seem to be a lot of excitement for the Vintage Collection, at the same time a lot of people aren't happy with the lack of "all-new" figures or the fact that non-OT are appearing on the vintage style - so I'm wondering if TVC will generate the big sales and bring collectors back like Hasbro hopes it will.
Anyways, long story short, although I'd be in for the movie line for as long as it lasts, I think that if we had a good 3 years of the TVC line running in this fashion, I'd be pretty happy. Get a lot of resculpts done (Bespin Han, Hoth Luke, etc.), maybe a new character here or there, and a few more new vehicle/beast re-dos and I think I'd be pretty happy with everything all considered. If it shifted over to one line, Clone Wars-centric, I think I would be ok with that. That being said, I definitely don't "want it to end", and I hope we see a lot more movie product for many years to come.