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2013 "Mission Series" Figure 2-Packs
« on: February 1, 2013, 11:18 AM »
From spies at German Toy Fair from JediNews UK (I've bolded the most interesting parts):

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A new line called "Mission Series" was shown. This is a 2-figure open-boxed set with a window flap. Packs on display include:
- Vader and Interrogation Droid
- Battle Droid and another character

I have no idea what these are (Black Series or Movie Heroes).  Could be really interesting if they are new (like the Kmart Endor two-packs last year), but I suppose they could just be lame repacks too.  Hrm.
« Last Edit: February 9, 2013, 05:35 PM by Jeff »
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Re: New "Mission Series" Figures?
« Reply #1 on: February 1, 2013, 11:46 AM »
The Interrogation Droid is a little small to really be considered a figure.

I wonder if the figure with the Battle Droid could be a PK Droid since it's small too?
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Re: New "Mission Series" Figures?
« Reply #2 on: February 1, 2013, 01:50 PM »
If they are going with a 3.75" figure and accessory type (like the IT-O), then maybe they'll have the Battle Droid and PK Droid or FA-4 (unless they release a Dooku). 

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Re: New "Mission Series" Figures?
« Reply #3 on: February 1, 2013, 02:24 PM »
The Interrogation Droid is a little small to really be considered a figure.

I wonder if the figure with the Battle Droid could be a PK Droid since it's small too?

Yeah, is the "Mission" to take advantage of collectors with jacked up prices?"  Not too excited if that's the case.  We have small vehicles and two actual figures for $20, so if this is Figure + Kind-of-a-figure for $12ish, I'm okay with that.  If they're launching these at $15 or more with half-ass secondary figures, then it's an easy pass.
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Re: New "Mission Series" Figures?
« Reply #4 on: February 1, 2013, 02:47 PM »
I only want Dr. Ball Medical Droid if he comes with Oola and Hot Tub.

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Re: New "Mission Series" Figures?
« Reply #5 on: February 2, 2013, 02:44 PM »
I only want Dr. Ball Medical Droid if he comes with Oola and Hot Tub.

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Re: New "Mission Series" Figures?
« Reply #6 on: February 2, 2013, 05:22 PM »
Been a long while for an interrogation droid...  I bet they can do better, so I'm intrigued in that one.

Methinks the KMart 2-packs opened some eyes...  right price, right figures, and sell-through rates taht were pretty much complete.  I only see a few Ewoks at any given store, which I hope to see those last few clearanced so I can nab one or two for hood swapping.
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Re: New "Mission Series" Figures?
« Reply #7 on: February 2, 2013, 06:12 PM »
At CVI, I specifically asked the Derryl if the Kmart 2-packs were kind of a gateaway format for a master/commander, good vs. evil or figure/accessory type of set. Their response, while cryptic, seemed to indicate that something like that was not out of the realm of possibility for the TVC line. Now with the introduction of the Black Series, I see this concept could easily be transferred over. Hopefully it didn't devolve into a figure with small accessory like Vader with IT-O Droid and the like.
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Re: New "Mission Series" Figures?
« Reply #8 on: February 2, 2013, 07:22 PM »
There have been at least a couple of different Interrogation Droids over the years.  The more recent one was bigger than the one that came with the CommTech Vader back in '99.  And IIRC, that bigger version was packed in with one of the SAGA Target Exclusive accessory packs, circa 2002/03.

If Hasbro can keep the price on these reasonable, then it might be a cool avenue for getting some droids / bigger accessories out.  Because it sounds like the days of the value added pack-in are over.  They definitely should not try pricing a figure plus mini-droid/accessory like the K-Mart AT-ST hijack 2-packs.  And based on the limited info we've been privy to so far, this sounds more like a Deluxe Figure line than anything else.  Given that, a $12.99 MSRP (or thereabouts) would be something I could deal with.
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Re: New "Mission Series" Figures?
« Reply #9 on: February 2, 2013, 08:03 PM »
I'm more open to the idea if the interrogation droid is very nice...  It should be a little larger than the commtech one and definitely needed more detail.  Oh, if only it lit up.
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Re: New "Mission Series" Figures?
« Reply #10 on: February 5, 2013, 01:13 PM »
I wonder if the droid with Vader could actually be this?



http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/T0-D_interrogation_droid


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Re: New "Mission Series" Figures?
« Reply #11 on: February 5, 2013, 01:26 PM »
Maybe it's AV-6R7?

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Re: New "Mission Series" Figures?
« Reply #12 on: February 5, 2013, 01:55 PM »
So perhaps EU's returning?  Comic packs, in a way, making a comeback? 

No anger here from me, if it happens.
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Re: New "Mission Series" Figures?
« Reply #13 on: February 5, 2013, 05:38 PM »
It will probably be the Marvel version. ::)

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Re: New "Mission Series" Figures?
« Reply #14 on: February 5, 2013, 07:24 PM »
I kinda like Marvel version too...  sucks to get a Vader again.

I think the last Vader I really enjoyed buying was the 2-part helmet one, and before that the TFU battle damaged one felt like a worthy purchase.  Otherwise I feel inundated with Vaders that are all different and deserve a home on my shelf, but some are so close to one another I'm annoyed.
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