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2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 8 - "Revenge"
« on: May 17, 2011, 09:55 PM »
What's being listed as "Wave 8" pre-orders are up at EE...

Vintage Wave 8

Vintage Wave 8 Rev. 1

Doesn't seem to jive with the "Wave 8" figures we've been talking about though, and seems instead to be the Revenge carded guys.
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Re: Revenge of the Jedi Carded Figures
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2011, 09:00 AM »
Weird. Frustrating with no pictures.
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Re: Revenge of the Jedi Carded Figures
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2011, 03:23 PM »
Well, pics or not, it's a pretty clear indicator that (for whatever reason), waves have now leapfrogged.  Perhaps this is Hasbros' way of putting out this stuff while the action figure aisle is filled with competition for the film lines for the Summer, and the original Wave 8 stuff will file in as the Summer's winding down some?
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Re: Revenge of the Jedi Carded Figures
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2011, 03:45 PM »
Well, pics or not, it's a pretty clear indicator that (for whatever reason), waves have now leapfrogged. 

Until we have more info, I'm not going to worry about it.  It could be one of those cases where EE is calling this remix box "Wave 8", but Hasbro is calling it Wave 7.5 or whatever.

When you look at the gap in figure numbers (from #55 Logray to #62 Endor Han), it's clear that "real" Wave 8 is still coming sometime...  maybe they just pushed these recarded boxes ahead for $$ reasons.  Maybe the boxes with Aayla/Evazan will be "Wave 8, Revision 2" or whatever.  No one knows...
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Re: Revenge of the Jedi Carded Figures
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2011, 04:02 PM »
It could wind up being a lot of stuff dumped at one time too...  Which would kind of suck considering Scott mentioning his store cutting back pegspace as it is.

I forget, and maybe you'll remember it Jeff, but did Hasbro say the "Revenge" cards would be limited, or were they just going to be distributed like normal?
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Re: Revenge of the Jedi Carded Figures
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2011, 04:26 PM »
maybe you'll remember it Jeff, but did Hasbro say the "Revenge" cards would be limited, or were they just going to be distributed like normal?

the plan was for them to be like the Vintage Wave 2 foil stuff...

The "Revenge" card figures themselves will be pretty much the same as the usual UGH idea, like the foil cards last year.  The single cards will be mixed into the cases 2-3 at a time - hard to find, but not impossible to find.
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Re: Revenge of the Jedi Carded Figures
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2011, 04:27 PM »
Hmmm, I wonder then if these will ship relatively heavily then for a while.  I saw tons of those foil carded figures.
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Re: Revenge of the Jedi Carded Figures
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2011, 04:36 PM »
The Wave 2 comparison I was making is for the case pack plan (having 2-4 Revenge cards in each case spread out over multiple cases/waves), not a comparison for the overall number of cases being shipping. 

I doubt these cases ship as heavily as Wave 2 cases did simply because that was wave 2 of a new line with a ton of orders and this is not.
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Re: Revenge of the Jedi Carded Figures
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2011, 04:42 PM »
What will be interesting is that since these don't have any blatant indicators (foil stamping) that these are "special" I wonder if they'll be easily passed over by the scalper type or the casual SW collector?
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Re: Revenge of the Jedi Carded Figures
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2011, 04:46 PM »
Yeah that's partly why I'm wondering about it...  The foil stuff was at the kick off of the line...  This isn't.  Will it be easy to find, or will these wind up getting shafted a ltitle bit because of some distribution issue when they wind up shipping? 

I'm thinking a lot will pass on them, but resellers tend to be savy about what's coming up so I don't think they'll miss the difference as much as the casual folks...  And since some of them seem like more collector-targeted figures (Slave Leia), I think those may wind up being easier to get... depending on how many cases of the Revenge cards ultimately wind up getting out of course.

And now I'm just wondering if these will hit before the original Wave 8 will, or after, or at the same time for whatever reason.
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Re: Revenge of the Jedi Carded Figures
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2011, 04:56 PM »
And the Endor han is just the same Endor Han we've had for a while right?

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Re: Revenge of the Jedi Carded Figures
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2011, 05:24 PM »
Aside from some maybe minor deco changes due to the time that has passed between versions, yes - Endor Han (and the rest of the "Revenge" figures) should, according to Hasbro, all be repacks*.

(*with the exception that there may or may not be a head swap on the Endor Rebel - the jury is still out on that one.  Yes, the SDCC mock-up showed a new head, but Hasbro cautioned that was just a mock-up and not final.)
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Re: Revenge of the Jedi Carded Figures
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2011, 08:05 PM »
Endor Han could, feasibly, be the Battlepack version too, with a coat, on a card...  It had a better headsculpt as I recall?  Not so pin-heady, and the likeness seemed better.  I'd actually probably pick him up, if that were the case, as I'd like a coat and non-coat version of that headsculpt on my shelves.  Hell, if they weren't so expensive I'd probably buy 2 because one at a Home One set-up with the pilots would be cool too.  I liked that sculpt a lot.

I'm betting that won't be who we get though.
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And now I'm just wondering if these will hit before the original Wave 8 will, or after, or at the same time for whatever reason.

I see BBTS is calling this "Series 5.2", which meshes with what Hasbro said at Toy Fair - that these "Revenge" figures would be part of "2011 Wave 5" (or what we were calling Vintage Wave 9).

I guess that's a good indication that Wave 9 (or at least the Revenge repacks) may make it out to stores before Wave 8 (and maybe even the first part of Wave 9).

So yeah, it's all clear as mud now:  Hasbro 2011 Wave 5.2 = Jedidefender Vintage Wave 9.5 = EE Vintage Wave 8.   :-X
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I'm officially dizzy after your explanation there.  :-*  ;D
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