No one's talked much about the recently announced Hall of Fame assortment here from what I've seen. Just curious what people's thoughts on it were. Here's the current listing for this assortment from Entertainment Earth
Star Wars 3 3/4 inch Hall of Fame action figure assortment. This assortment features previously released figures with all-new packaging. Contains 12 individually packaged figures: 1x HOF Chewbacca Mechanic (NEW), 1x HOF R2-D2 (NEW), 1x HOF C-3P0 (NEW), 1x HOF Obi-Wan, Coruscant (NEW), 1x HOF Anakin Skywalker Hangar Duel (NEW), 1x HOF Stormtrooper (NEW), 1x HOF Yoda (NEW), 1x HOF Darth Maul, Theed Hangar Duel (NEW), 1x HOF Princess Leia, Imperial Captive (NEW), 1x HOF Hans Solo, Flight To Alderaan (NEW), 1x HOF Luke Skywalker (NEW), 1x HOF Darth Vader Throne Room (NEW) (subject to change).
I understand Hasbro's need to do this, that being keeping the main characters fresh on the pegs for the supposed kiddies that are buying the line (yeah right). But if these cases are released in any decent sized quantity, I'd imagine 10 of the 12 becoming big time pegwarmers once the carded completists have had their fill. Other than those folks, will anyone actually be buying these things?
I'd guess that if the Stormtrooper and R2 turn out to be the HTF Commtech versions, that they'll be in pretty high demand, but other than that, I don't see much else moving. The only other three figures not specifically identified above are 3PO, Yoda, and Luke. If the C-3PO turns out to be the Millenium Minted Coin version, which I still say is by far the best of the bunch, then that would be cool. Yoda? No idea. I'm guessing the Flashback version, though there haven't really been any good OT versions of him in the modern line. Maybe the vintage version?
As for Luke, Hasbro loves the Tattooine outfit, so I'd imagine it'd be the Floppy Hat or T-16 figure. Maybe they'll surprise us with the Bespin one though.
What bothers me is that it would appear that this assortment has already begun, with the recent Han and Leia figures on the new gold bar cards, which are the same exact figures that will be shipping in the HOF assortment, for the THIRD
time no less. Same might hold true for the C-3PO if they pick the TA version. At least re-release a figure that wasn't just re-released several months earlier. Absolutely moronic.
Maybe Hasbro could put together an Unsung Hero
assortment, of the figures that really should be re-released, like Ephant Mon, Motti, the tail end of the Ep. 1 line, etc. If rereleased in limited quantities, I think those would do much better personally.
What I was really hoping for when I first saw the HOF news, was for the "definitive" figures for each character to finally get made, like some people on this board have talked about a while back. Now that
would've been cool!
So what do you guys think of this HOF assortment?