File this one under the "nothing new under the sun" heading...
I was thinking this morning about how all-out Hasbro seems to be going with the rehashes this year to capitalize on the DVD releases, and comparing it to the THX VHS releases back in 95. You know, the whole POTF2 thing.
I thought "wouldn't it have been great to see fifty figures spanning all the movies released at once back then?"
To which I replied: "Yeah, but they all would've been rehashes from the vintage era, probably, with only six new figures thrown in."
"Not necessarily," I responded. "after all, we also got the VOTC line this year. That's something"
And then it hit me: The VOTC of 2004 mirror the original POTF2 line-up almost exactly. To wit:
Luke Skywalker (ANH outfit)
Han Solo (ANH outfit)
Princess Leia (ANH outfit)
Followed closely by:
Throw a Pilot Luke into the VOTC, and you have the first two waves of POTF2 represented completely. Plus a rehash of the vintage X-Wing, TIE Fighter, and Falcon.
Kind of amazing how far we've come in ten years, and how much things are exactly the same.