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Target Vintage Collection 9-Figure Box Set
« on: August 13, 2010, 02:42 PM »
Target seems to be on board with the Vintage theme - this Winter they will have an exclusive 9-pack of figures - one big box that contains three vintage Kenner style figure 3-packs. 

Pic/video was blurry, so I couldn't make out all nine of the figures (I think Hoth Han was in there), but hopefully we'll get some pics and/or the presentation posted and then we can figure out all the figures included.
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Re: Target Vintage Collection 9-Figure Box Set
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2010, 03:10 PM »
This sounds incredibly cool too...  Dale was saying it's massive, and he actually seemed really geeked about the set.  I heard some kind of Luke, Hoth Han, Hoth Rebel, Lando, and I can't recall who else now off-hand were in the set.
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Re: Target Vintage Collection 9-Figure Box Set
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2010, 03:16 PM »
FX-7, Bespin Guard and an AT-AT driver were others.

Seems like overkill...making them all in one box.

I didn't even know the vintage 3-packs existed until I saw pictures of them in a collectibles guide, so that sense of nostalgia just isn't quite there for me.


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Re: Target Vintage Collection 9-Figure Box Set
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2010, 03:17 PM »
Are these repacks or repaints with Vintage deco?

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Re: Target Vintage Collection 9-Figure Box Set
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2010, 03:19 PM »
I remember the packs, but never thought Hasbro would go nuts making them.  This is, to me, like the Error set at C5...  It's for the die-hard vintage collectors.  I am guessing there won't be deco variants on the set, not really anyway, and so it won't be something I'm dying to have just for the packaging.  I like the idea though.  I think it's neat.
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Re: Target Vintage Collection 9-Figure Box Set
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2010, 03:20 PM »
I went back and re-viewed that last segment.  Here's what I was able to make out of the three 3-packs:

Set 1 - Bespin Guard, Lando Calrissian & Luke Skywalker
Set 2 - Han Solo (Hoth), Hoth Rebel Trooper & FX-7
Set 3 - 4-LOM, AT-AT Driver & TIE Fighter Pilot
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Re: Target Vintage Collection 9-Figure Box Set
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2010, 03:33 PM »
I guess this begs the question...are these straight rereleases or slight tweaks (like real elbows on Lando and a White Bespin Guard)?  I guess we'll find out soon

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Re: Target Vintage Collection 9-Figure Box Set
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2010, 03:42 PM »
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Re: Target Vintage Collection 9-Figure Box Set
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2010, 03:49 PM »


Straight repacks. Glad I can pass on this set.

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Re: Target Vintage Collection 9-Figure Box Set
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2010, 03:55 PM »
So it comes in a big long box like that?
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Re: Target Vintage Collection 9-Figure Box Set
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2010, 04:16 PM »


Looks like it's 3 boxes in one long box.

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Re: Target Vintage Collection 9-Figure Box Set
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2010, 05:28 PM »
Yeah, I'm thinking the "one big box" thing might deter some purchasers (or cause clearance waits again).  Although it does appear to be basically repacks, I kind of like it from the nostalgic point of view.  I'm wondering what the price will be - with nine figures like that, you'd think around $60 at least, even with repacks.  Haven't decided if I'll pick it up or not, but I might.  I know a lot of it is timing and everything, with the return of the vintage line, but I think its funny how much more "all out" they seem to be going for Empire's 30th than they did for the original Star Wars (ANH)'s 30th a few years ago.

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Re: Target Vintage Collection 9-Figure Box Set
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2010, 08:48 PM »
This was a welcome surprise.

Although when we tell Hasbro we want more "Vintage"-themed stuff, I think we meant as far as figures - not packaging. We're already getting that in the basic figure line. Although it's very nice to see what the retro packaging was like.

There's 2 positive things I can say about this - 1. Nice packaging. 2. With all the straight repacks, at least we're getting the rarer, less widespread-released Bespin Guard.

I wonder why Hasbro would already(!) start repacking the new Bespin Luke! And Han and 4-LOM are currently out on basic figure cards (and it's not like 4-LOM's a chore to find). And why would Hasbro repack that version of the Hoth Rebel and not the beardless one (even though he's coming in the other Target sets)!
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Re: Target Vintage Collection 9-Figure Box Set
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2010, 10:04 PM »
Great idea, but all in one box... I don't know.  And the figure choices are kind of meh. 

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Re: Target Vintage Collection 9-Figure Box Set
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2010, 11:04 PM »
Looks really cool.  But a complete pass.  Especially since it's got to cost at least $60.
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