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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #105 on: June 12, 2004, 01:56 AM »
Hmmm, the cardbacks are definitely neat anyway...  Even if I'm not getting half these figures because they're really not worth it to me.

Nonetheless, great cardbacks...  I almost wish the VOTC were on these cards (not only because of the $5 price variance) because I love the specific scenes each has.  Good stuff.
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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #106 on: June 21, 2004, 12:22 PM »
I don't know if anyone noticed, but there were a few little tidbits in the parting shots of Adam's Q and A over at Galactic Hunter today...here's a little bit, visit GH.com for more:

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Guess what? I got some answers from the guys upstairs about my questions!

Silver exclusive figures are going to be phased out. Apparently after the Sandtrooper, we probably won't see any for a while, if ever. I dug the concept, but am glad to see it retired before it grew too much. Of course, this begs the question, what kind of goodness will we see for future con exclusives? (I'm throwing my vote to an OTC repackaged Ephant Mon at some point. Which would most certainly rock.)

There are only 38 figures in the Original Trilogy Collection-- the lineup we've seen is finalized. However, there will be more figures before Episode III and with any luck, we might see a preview during the Summer convention season! So, thanks for the info to the kind soul who wrote in to keep us updated.
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Not sure what this means as far as the OTC packaging, if it will be totally done with at the end of this 38 figure run, or if it will run until Episode III.  Hopefully they keep the same style around anyways, until movie product hits.  Anyways, just thought I'd post it here to see anyone's thoughts.

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #107 on: June 21, 2004, 01:38 PM »
Silver exclusive figures are going to be phased out. Apparently after the Sandtrooper, we probably won't see any for a while, if ever

Good.  I am tired of the Silver Figures... I throught it was played out with the TRU clone, but I can handle one more (the Sandtrooper).

I sure hope that the exclusives don't move to being simple re-cards though, but I fear this is where they will head... OTC Emperor, OTC Ephant Mon, OTC Tat Luke, OTC Anakin, etc.

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #108 on: June 23, 2004, 05:04 PM »
I too am glad the Silver Crap is ending, the Sandtrooper was official overkill

And I think the cardback are staying, its just the OTC is done...

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #109 on: June 23, 2004, 05:16 PM »
And I think the cardback are staying, its just the OTC is done...

Can Hasbro handle the increase in cost of production?  These seem pretty unique in terms of backgrounds per figure.  I forsee a great many rare 'error' pieces on ebay in the near future.  

Or are you saying the silver styled cardback is staying?  That would be cool, IMO.  But I am sure you are indicating the OTC.  
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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #110 on: June 23, 2004, 05:18 PM »
Yeah these...



Are staying...at least that's what we've been told.  They'll just ditch the additional graphic doodads and the OTC Banner

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #111 on: June 23, 2004, 10:02 PM »
I'd be stoked if they stay. Changing the banner in the bubble isn't an essential part of it, as long as they maintain the silver scheme. Are they doomed forever once the Ep3 card hits, or will these live on, that's what I want to know.

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #112 on: June 28, 2004, 03:37 PM »
Two words...Retail Death

Its bad enough that there are tons of repacks in this crap...lets repack the new figures over and over and over again all summer long too!!!

Think there is any chance we'll get new product 2005 by Christmas?

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #113 on: June 28, 2004, 03:49 PM »
I think the pegs will be clogged with the OTC... much like the PotF2 1997 bonanza.

Instead of peg after peg of Green Card Ackbar, Malakili, 2-1B, and ASP Droid, we'll have peg after peg of OTC Bib, OTC FF Leia, OTC Scan Trooper, and more!

I have seen over 8 different case packs/waves and there are still about 12 figures that haven't even been solicited yet in pre-order cases.  That works out to another 3-4 cases right there!

TOO MANY FIGURES!

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #114 on: June 28, 2004, 03:53 PM »
Yeah I though about that too...this is only through Luke Bespin...still have a ton of figures left that most people already own ::)

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« Reply #115 on: June 28, 2004, 04:03 PM »
Yeah, those case breakdowns have been the worst in a long time. I usually am pretty good about doing selective ordering at EE to get at least 1 of each new figure, preferably 2. It's not the case with OTC. A bunch of the recard figures are at 1 per case, mixed with repacks of figures from other waves, leaving holes in my ordering scheme - dooming me to search retail for them, or wait out future case breakdowns on the last waves of the year.

Its figures like Wicket that are going to cause me fits.

I have a bad feeling that the last waves arenít going to be found at retail easily. Not that itís an issue for anyone other than carded collectors, since theyíre all lame POTF2 recards, but for completists (me included) itís going to suck.

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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #116 on: June 30, 2004, 02:00 PM »
I sure hope that Hasbro doesn't short produce the first couple of cases they solicited or cancel them (like the Yavin and Jabba's Palace Cases) because I sure want my Bespin Leia damn it >:(
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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #117 on: June 30, 2004, 02:05 PM »
Oh man those assortments suck, but at least some of the "New" figures are gonna reship.  What I don't see much of is the Endor Wave reshipping, which sucks to me because I needed a 2nd set for my custom endeavours and they've seemingly dropped off the planet all together.

A shame too with how good they are.
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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #118 on: July 1, 2004, 03:00 AM »


Daggummit, now I have to go look back at the case breakdowns to make sure I have TWO of these things on order, an opener and a carded one. I wasn't figuring we'd get different deco on these.

EDIT: Oh, and I just noticed the non-affiliation of the card. There's no insignia in the upper left of the card. Interesting.
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Re: Recarded rehashes up the ying yang!
« Reply #119 on: July 1, 2004, 08:39 AM »
irritating...  to say the least.

If they're gonna re-release this stuff, at least don't redeco it like this.

Yeah, it's nicer than it was, and at least Jawas are a justifiable purchase as army builders to an extent, but really I could've done without these.
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