1. I know that POTF is the last 'movie related' vintage release, but do we or do we not include the Ewoks and Droids figures in the grand picture of things? If so, they would be the final figures I assume, but again, they are not movie related.
Some people include them, but I'd say that most people don't. I'm as "completist" as they come, and I don't consider the Droids or Ewoks lines to be a part of the standard Vintage line, and have no plans of collecting them whatsoever. That's why I hate that Vintage figure poster issued by the Fan Club a few years back - it includes these cartoon figures as a part of the "Vintage whole".
I'd say that collectors who do include them, probably do so because they're completists of the Vintage "era", and not necessarily because they're part of the Vintage line of figures. They're obviously a very seperate and unique line, and don't go with the standard line at all. Same can probably be said for the upcoming "Animated" Clone Wars figures. Many people won't collect them, since they're "different" and not part of the regular line. To each their own really, as it's all in the eye of the beholder.
I'll never pick the Droids and Ewoks up, and won't think twice about it despite my completist tendencies and OCD...
BUT, and this is where it can get a little tricky... I do consider the vehicles from these lines to be a part of the standard modern collection. Go figure. Yeah, hypocritical, I know. But an A-Wing is an A-wing, and just 'cause Kenner was too lazy to issue it in the regular line, but fortunately squeezed it out in the Droids line, it's a necessary Vintage ship to acquire, without a doubt! Even the Droids Side Gunner and ATL Interceptor are "EU" ships that I think go right alongside the rest of the mini-rigs from the regular line. So ships - yes
. Figures - no
2. Is a complete POTF figure considered complete without the coin? I would almost say not, but it is not a necessary accessory to the figure. It's like the Freeze Frames or COMMTechs I guess. I am sure if I had the dough, that I would try for the coins as well because they are cool and would set this series of figures apart from others if displayed with the coins.
Again, it's all in the eye of the beholder, but I'd fashion a guess that most
casual Vintage collectors would not consider the coin as a necessary item to make the figure complete. I sure don't. Most people consider the figure to be complete if it comes with all of its "accessories" with which to use with the figure. Obviously the figure can't "use" the coin (unless you're really imaginative). The vast majority of vintage POTF figures being desribed as "loose and complete" would usually just be the accessories, and not the coin.
That's not to say there's not folks out there like Wayne, who DO consider the coin to be a part of a "complete" loose figure. But I'd probably label most of those folks as more than just a "casual" vintage collector - really just a personal preference. But if you want to label your loose Vintage figure collection "complete", but don't have the coins (or Ewoks and Droids figures), not too many people are going to dispute you. Otherwise, the OCD completist in me would be running out and acquiring those items as well, 'cause my collection(s) MUST at all times be totally complete or I go inveritably insane! Considering that doesn't seem to be the case with my mental well being as of right now, I'd therefore personally conclude that the coins, Ewoks, and Droids aren't part of the "complete" Vintage set...