So, it looks like we've finally got our answer to this little "vintage-styled" figure enigma, and it surprisingly appears to be along the line of our oft-requested "Definitive
Who'da thunk it?!
Now I'm just a little pissed that this subline is purported to only be 12 figures, 'cause this is what we've all been waiting for! My only qualm here (and this is a hotly contested subject) is the soft goods... I think the Luke looks pretty nice (except for the bug-eyes), but Obi-Wan looks like a giant burnt marshmellow! I'm all for soft goods if
Hasbro can find some that aren't "poofy", and that actually lie naturally. Hopefully they'll come up with a slightly better fabric for Obi-Wan there by the time it's released.
Obviously, we're finally seeing the core characters in all their accurately sculpted, neutrally posed, super articulated glory - like we've long begged for. That's great! The only thing that cuts these short of wait we were ultimately hoping for is the lack of the "ultimate accessories" to go along with them. Yeah, that's a greedy, albeit minor, gripe - but it would definitely be awesome if they threw in all their respective goodies as well!
So these are going to be coming out on repro VINTAGE cards (not in the OTC design), but on the actual vintage cardbacks from the 70's and 80's. That's going to be really
bizarre to see those hanging on retail pegs again... Sounds like this subline's going to be a bit on the pricier side, since Jeff just pointed out in the OTC thread that EE has these listed for pre-order at over $10 each. Ouch. I think most of us agreed we'd be willing to pay a bit more for our "ultimate" versions of these characters, but double the price is a little bit painful. I'm sure I'll cope though...
So, what are your predictions for the remaining 9 figures for this line?ANH
I just noticed my picks are identical to Mikey's in the OTC thread... The only unfortunate exclusion here would be the Emperor. Of course, we're also shifting a bunch of ANH figures into the other 2 movie's waves, so the actual "movie focus" idea is a little silly to me. I'd have rather seen them pump out the original 12 ANH vintage figures, and toss in a few more from the other 2 movies, like Lando, Yoda, Fett, and the Emperor. But here's to hoping for more from this cool line!