Author Topic: Vintage Collection Rumors  (Read 31194 times)

Offline Morgbug

  • Old
  • Jedi Guardian
  • *
  • Posts: 15976
  • mmm. pemmican.
    • View Profile
Re: Vintage Rumors
« Reply #90 on: January 12, 2011, 01:23 PM »
 It's a very good playset,

Not nice to tease Chewie like that.  Or curse the thing from being made by referring to it as such. 
Minivans: a sign of the apocalypse.

Offline speedermike

  • Jedi Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 1816
  • He doesn't like you...
    • View Profile
    • MichaelRex.com
Re: Vintage Rumors
« Reply #91 on: January 12, 2011, 02:18 PM »
Ooops.  So sorry. I was just stating that it fits into Hasbro's Vehicle/Playset agenda that the BMF started.
Children's Book Author and Illustrator   mikerexbooks.blogspot.com

Offline Scott

  • Staff Member
  • Jedi Guardian
  • *
  • Posts: 18263
  • Get Some
    • View Profile
    • JediDefender
Re: Vintage Rumors
« Reply #92 on: January 12, 2011, 03:13 PM »
Just doing some stan math.... 7 out of 30 for late 2010-2011...that is less than 25% right...

Death Squad Commander
Emperor
Nien Numb
Nikto
Han in Carbonite
bespin guard
New Boba Fett
Grand Moff Tarkin
Captain and Adimeral Piett.
Uncle Owen
Logray
Luke(Dagobah Training)
2-1B
Rebel Fleet Trooper
EG-6 (Gonk droid)
Toryrn Farr
Lando in skiff disquise
Sim Aloo
Hammerhead
Sandtrooper
Yerka Mig
Sarissa Jeng
Sar Labooda
Anakin  (Arena)
Padme (Arena)
Luke (Hoth)
Wicket
Zam Wessel
Count Dooku
Widdle/Ochee

Offline Jesse James

  • Staff Member
  • Grand Master
  • *
  • Posts: 31212
  • Slippery When Poopy
    • View Profile
    • JediDefender.com
Re: Vintage Rumors
« Reply #93 on: January 12, 2011, 07:17 PM »
Let me just say that if the Speederbike happens, then Jedi Defender claims responsibility for it...  Not really a rumor that just materialized. ;)

We asked Hasbro about it years ago, including a stand for it to "float", in one of the Q&A's.  I'm sure it's in the archive here because it was oooolllllddddd, and Hasbro was receptive to the idea.

So basically that one's been rumored for probably two years now.  I forget the exact date off-hand, but I do know we were the first to make inquiries about it because I'm so bitchy about scale.  And I suppose anyone could slap it onto a "rumor list" and claim they magically predicted it too, I dunno.  But I do know it's been on Hasbro's radar for some time.  Hell, I think at least two other sites after us wound up asking the same basic question then in more recent Q&A's!
2011 Rebel Fleet Trooper Gets My Seal Of Approval!  But Where's The Friggin' Holster On Him!?
Jedi Defender.com Contributing Editor, Twitter @JediDefender & @Jesse_James77

Offline iFett

  • Jedi Sentinel
  • *
  • Posts: 11251
  • wabbit hunter
    • View Profile
Re: Vintage Rumors
« Reply #94 on: January 12, 2011, 07:34 PM »
Let me just say that if the Speederbike happens, then Jedi Defender claims responsibility for it...  Not really a rumor that just materialized. ;)

We asked Hasbro about it years ago, including a stand for it to "float", in one of the Q&A's.  I'm sure it's in the archive here because it was oooolllllddddd, and Hasbro was receptive to the idea.

As long as I don't have to pay $21.99 at TRU for a new Speederbike...Well the dlx line is still too expensive at Target/WM even.  MUST HAVE though.  $9.99 is a pipedream....so long good ol dlx pricepoint.
Learn new skills at home that some consider to be.....unnatural.  Easy repayment terms.  555-PLPTN

Offline Jesse James

  • Staff Member
  • Grand Master
  • *
  • Posts: 31212
  • Slippery When Poopy
    • View Profile
    • JediDefender.com
Re: Vintage Rumors
« Reply #95 on: January 12, 2011, 07:37 PM »
For the WM/Target price, I'd bite...  The OT goodness of it would make me quite happy enough to pay for it.  If it were not OT, like a new more detailed BARC or something, i'd probably scoff.
2011 Rebel Fleet Trooper Gets My Seal Of Approval!  But Where's The Friggin' Holster On Him!?
Jedi Defender.com Contributing Editor, Twitter @JediDefender & @Jesse_James77

Offline Darby

  • Jedi Knight
  • *
  • Posts: 3335
  • I like big books and I cannot lie
    • View Profile
    • http://darby-harn.blogspot.com/
Re: Vintage Rumors
« Reply #96 on: January 12, 2011, 08:46 PM »
I think everyone knows where I stand on the Sandcrawler. 

That said, it's hard to take anything Stan says seriously.  His track record is iffy and I could put together a list at this point and be 25% right all of the time.  The options for Hasbro are that limited.

Offline Matt R.

  • Jedi Padawan
  • *
  • Posts: 514
  • I got nothing
    • View Profile
    • Matt's Corner
Re: Vintage Rumors
« Reply #97 on: January 12, 2011, 09:14 PM »
Sandcrawler would be awesome, but it would have to tranform into a tank for kids to be interested.
Check out my page
matt-mattscorner.blogspot.com/

Offline Nicklab

  • Jedi General
  • *
  • Posts: 8169
  • Deceived? WHAT?!?!
    • View Profile
Re: Vintage Rumors
« Reply #98 on: January 12, 2011, 09:21 PM »
A new Sandcrawler would have to incorporate a whole lot of play features in order for Hasbro to take the plunge on that.  The one area where I think it could POSSIBLY be viable?  Perhaps if they did it as an R/C vehicle with working treads they might capitalize on what they've tried with the R/C Hailfire droid.  The Kenner vintage Sandcrawler was an R/C vehicle and perhaps Hasbro would want to go in that direction for a Vintage Collection exclusive vehicle.  But that seems like a bit of a stretch.

As for the other rumors?  A new tauntaun has been rumored for some time.  Will it happen?  I don't know, but Hasbro seems to be favoring TESB in a big way.  But indications have been that recent creature offerings didn't perform as well as Hasbro might have liked.  The orray seems less likely, especially since it's only the Geonosians that use them.  Is it possible that the orray may have been confused with a kaadu, since Captain Tarpals is also on this list?  It certainly seems like a possibility.

The speeder bike seems like a no-brainer.  And I seem to recall that Hasbro MAY have stated in a Q&A session that they might have located the Saga/Clone Wars speeder bike tool which has been favored by a number of collectors.  And with the Deluxe figure & vehicle packs I think this could be a real possibility.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2011, 09:27 PM by Nicklab »
"You were entrusted to lead the Republic." - Vote for Ven Zallow from THE OLD REPUBLIC in figure polls!

Feedback

Offline Scott

  • Staff Member
  • Jedi Guardian
  • *
  • Posts: 18263
  • Get Some
    • View Profile
    • JediDefender
Re: Vintage Rumors
« Reply #99 on: January 13, 2011, 09:46 AM »
So...looks like stan is saying these are now further out...we can play that game too and go further back in time:

For 2010-2011 in 2009 he had the following...

9 out of 42...that is 22%...we could keep going back in time :-X

Queen Jamilla
Barris Offe
Darth Sidious Senate Duel
Hoth Leia
Admiral Ackbar

Tarkin
Sarissa Jeng
Jar Jar Binks
Naboo Pilot
Tey How
Ratts Tyrell
Adi Gallia
Padme Episode I
Kithaba
Hoth Luke
At-St Driver
Lumat
Sim Aloo
Nien Numb
Death Squad Commander
Rebel Fleet Trooper
Walrus Man
Dr. Evason

Bom Vimdin
Yerka Mig
C3P0 with removable limbs
Rebel deck officer
Adimeral Ozzel
Cloud Car Pilot
R2 with periscope
Cliegg Lars
wuher
Widdle and Ochee
New SA Yoda
Vintage Bespin Guard
Han in Carbonite
Aurra Sing
Rebel Taun Taun Handler
Torryn Farr
Commandy Cody
Lt. Sheckil
Saurvin,
Danz Borin

Offline speedermike

  • Jedi Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 1816
  • He doesn't like you...
    • View Profile
    • MichaelRex.com
Re: Vintage Rumors
« Reply #100 on: January 13, 2011, 10:10 AM »
I think we need to look at this list in a new way...

Queen Jamilla
Barris Offe
Darth Sidious Senate Duel
Hoth Leia
Admiral Ackbar

Tarkin
Sarissa Jeng
Jar Jar Binks---He's coming 2011, right?
Naboo Pilot
Tey How
Ratts Tyrell---Isn't he in the same TPM wave a Jar Jar?
Adi Gallia
Padme Episode I
Kithaba
Hoth Luke
At-St Driver---We did get one, just not on a card.
Lumat
Sim Aloo
Nien Numb
Death Squad Commander
Rebel Fleet Trooper
Walrus Man---He's been just about confirmed, correct?  To go with Evason
Dr. Evason
Bom Vimdin
Yerka Mig
C3P0 with removable limbs
Rebel deck officer
Adimeral Ozzel
Cloud Car Pilot---He came out in TVC
R2 with periscope
Cliegg Lars
wuher
Widdle and Ochee
New SA Yoda
Vintage Bespin Guard
Han in Carbonite
Aurra Sing---Could have been TCW figure
Rebel Taun Taun Handler
Torryn Farr
Commandy Cody
Lt. Sheckil
Saurvin,
Danz Borin

I don't doubt that any of these figures could actually be happening.  When is the issue.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2011, 10:13 AM by speedermike »
Children's Book Author and Illustrator   mikerexbooks.blogspot.com

Offline LandotheScoundrel

  • Jedi Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 1951
  • Now with winning smile!
    • View Profile
    • Politis Design
Re: Vintage Rumors
« Reply #101 on: January 13, 2011, 10:50 AM »
We also got a Bespin Guard, C-3PO with removable limbs and R2 with Periscope. And I think the new Yoda is SA.

But honestly, at this point there's not a limitless list of figures that need to be done, so it's not hard to come up with a rumor list and have a bunch of them be accurate.

I have to say though, I really doubt there will be a big sandcrawler made. It would be cool (since I have a bucket of droids that don't really fit in any particular scene, and need a place to be displayed), but I just can't see it happening. I could see Hasbro going with the sail barge instead, since at least a battle happens on it.
-------------------------------------------------
"Why you slimy, double-crossin' no-good swindler!"

www.politisdesign.com

Offline Jesse James

  • Staff Member
  • Grand Master
  • *
  • Posts: 31212
  • Slippery When Poopy
    • View Profile
    • JediDefender.com
Re: Vintage Rumors
« Reply #102 on: January 13, 2011, 04:15 PM »
The only way I can fathom a Sandcrawler happening is as a "Droid Factory" type set since Hasbro's mentioned that as an idea they wanted to get to.  I could see them wanting to make it a "rolling" vehicle type deal rather than a playset, and so that whole concept could play out I guess.  But they said this year's big item would be under $100 and Clone Wars related, so that really has nothing to do with a Sandcrawler it seems.

I think they kind of blew it on that though, since BAD's done too.  They wouldn't try that in a non-BAD year I'd wager.  BAD could always come back of course, and this happens then.  It'd have a little more credence I think.  But as far as Hasbro's concerned, BAD didn't really drive sales since the line wasn't doing well since 2008...  I doubt BAD comes back in any grand capacity.
2011 Rebel Fleet Trooper Gets My Seal Of Approval!  But Where's The Friggin' Holster On Him!?
Jedi Defender.com Contributing Editor, Twitter @JediDefender & @Jesse_James77

Offline speedermike

  • Jedi Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 1816
  • He doesn't like you...
    • View Profile
    • MichaelRex.com
Re: Vintage Rumors
« Reply #103 on: January 13, 2011, 05:02 PM »
Who knows...maybe there's some crazy Sandcrawler story arc in the Clone Wars fall season.
Children's Book Author and Illustrator   mikerexbooks.blogspot.com

Offline Darth_Anton

  • Jedi General
  • *
  • Posts: 9796
  • Whatever
    • View Profile
Re: Vintage Rumors
« Reply #104 on: January 13, 2011, 08:38 PM »
Thank you, Thank you! Stan's like the Great Criswell,  "It's all about razzle-dazzle. If you look good, and you talk well, people will swallow anything."

The Speeder Bike has been rumored about three years ago, BTW...
"Snark is the idiot's version of wit."