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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9 (or is it 10 now?)
« Reply #45 on: July 13, 2011, 09:44 AM »
sort of like flipper handed humans making up a small mutant sample of our population

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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9 (or is it 10 now?)
« Reply #46 on: July 13, 2011, 01:58 PM »
I've read the "mutation" thing.  To me I look at it more like separate races than mutations...  Like black/white/Asian/Latino on Earth, it's just physical differences of the same species and more widespread than mutations.

That's just been my take anyway...  I still could easily see Lucas add eyes to Ponda in a future edition of the movies, haha.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9 (or is it 10 now?)
« Reply #47 on: July 15, 2011, 12:22 PM »
I've read the "mutation" thing.  To me I look at it more like separate races than mutations... 

Sort of like Duros/Niemoidian deal I guess...  I don't care if Lucas thinks they should be the "same" race, they'll always be different in my mind.  Same goes for the Aqualish/Spiderlish.  ;)
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9 (or is it 10 now?)
« Reply #48 on: July 15, 2011, 01:32 PM »
The Duros/Neimoidian thing I just never even acknowledged.  I just figured they're two different species all together from different planets and Lucas can eat it on that one too.

To me those two don't even look close to one another.

Has there ever been a technical reason given as to why the prequal aliens were so different?  Was it because he really just felt that the PT mask looked better than its OT origin?  I can't think of too many aliens that weren't changed between the two trilogies.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9 (or is it 10 now?)
« Reply #49 on: July 18, 2011, 03:28 PM »
Up for pre-order at EE:

It looks like three new figures and more of the "Revenge" variants...
1x VC08 Darth Vader
1x VC22 Ackbar (Revenge)
1x VC23 Jedi Luke Skywalker
1x VC27 Wicket (Revenge)
1x VC34 Jango Fett
1x VC39 Luke Skywalker (Ep IV)
1x VC52 Rebel Fleet Trooper (Ep IV)
1x VC55 Logray (Ep VI)
1x VC63 Keyan Farlander (ROTJ)
1x VC68 Echo Base Trooper
1x VC69 Bastila Shan (Knights of the Old Republic)
1x VC70 Ponda Boba (Walrus Man)
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9 (or is it 10 now?)
« Reply #50 on: July 18, 2011, 03:49 PM »
Eek...that SUCKS for a case ratio

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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9 (or is it 10 now?)
« Reply #51 on: July 18, 2011, 04:00 PM »
lame, only three new figures :-\  At least no Sandtroopers or EP3 Clones
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9 (or is it 10 now?)
« Reply #52 on: July 18, 2011, 04:22 PM »
Well - at least it shows that the insanity will continue...

I think Hasbro wants this line to "die".

Seriously, they couldn't just put 2x of the three new figures in this case and mix in the rest?
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9 (or is it 10 now?)
« Reply #53 on: July 18, 2011, 04:23 PM »
I guess this is to somehow fix distribution woes at retail?

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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9 (or is it 10 now?)
« Reply #54 on: July 18, 2011, 04:23 PM »
Thank God there's no Wedges or Gammoreans in that case, I am sick of seeing those incessant pegwarmers!

Way to go, Hasbro.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9 (or is it 10 now?)
« Reply #55 on: July 18, 2011, 04:25 PM »
Thank God there's no Wedges or Gammoreans in that case, I am sick of seeing those incessant pegwarmers!

Way to go, Hasbro.

Totally! Some poor schlub on eBay was trying to sell his extra Vintage Wedge figures and he didn't even get $1 for them! Can you believe it!  ::)

Absolutely ridiculous.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9 (or is it 10 now?)
« Reply #56 on: July 18, 2011, 05:07 PM »
Three new figures packed one each in a new wave... Genius. ::)

I think the saddest part of this is that none of the repacks in this wave were ever very prevalent around here in Denver. Sure Wedge, the Gammorean, would definitely have been better choices for the wave, but really I haven't seen most of those figure more than once or twice, if at all. I have yet to see Wave 7, I saw maybe one or two stores that had Wave 4, and the Jango figures seemed to go quick so I only ever saw a few. I never saw Wicket, Ackbar hung around the most but he wasn't that easy to find, but it's not like there is demand for more of him so soon. Vader was the worst pegwarmer out of the lot but he has cleared out around here. The Luke figures I've seen occasionally but really not that often.

I think it really just goes to show what a ****** state brick and mortar retail is in these days. Almost anything that isn't Dengar, 4-LOM, a Cloud Car Pilot, Obi-Wan or Anakin is appealing... If only because the complete lack of any new product for the last eight months to a year. And yet if this case ships in large numbers at all (which given the state of things I do kind of doubt) I'd be willing to bet that in another eight months to a year I'll be excited to see anything other than Keyan Farlander, Ackbar. Both of who I could foresee joining 4-LOM and Dengar at Targets everywhere for months and months to come.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9 (or is it 10 now?)
« Reply #57 on: July 18, 2011, 05:56 PM »
just like the the SW battle packs, first they had 5 figures, then had 4, and finally has only 3 figures in them. It feels like basic figures are getting new figures cut to 3 per wave.
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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9 (or is it 10 now?)
« Reply #58 on: July 18, 2011, 07:03 PM »
No ordering cases for me.

There has to be something going on with the line, in terms of figures getting moved around and this massive and to be honest a little nonsensical Revenge promotion.  Either Hasbro is backloading everything to the TPM 3D release, or this way lies doom.

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Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9 (or is it 10 now?)
« Reply #59 on: July 18, 2011, 07:12 PM »
Well, the case ratio sucks but honestly the only stinker is Vader... like Ryan said, none of those figures were really easy to find in the first place. I've only seen Waves 3, 5 and 6 twice each, and I still have yet to see Wave 4.

But yeah, something smells fishy here, and I doubt we're going to get any answers at SDCC.