Just curious if those of you who have picked these up, do you open them or leave them in the boxes. I have the 3 ROTS sets, as well as the 3 that have been released from the OT (never saw the Anakin cup, and passed on Maul...probably should have gotten them...maybe later). Anyways, right now I just have them stacked 2 by 2 on a shelf, in their boxes, for no real reason other than it is convenient right now. But, looking at my vintage BK sets, I have thought about opening them and displaying all the glasses together somehow in a case/on a shelf (even though they aren't "exactly" the same). Anyways, just curious if any of you open them up, or do you just leave them in their boxes?
I bought two complete sets of these - so I now have a total of eight Target cups which I've added to the collection of 12 BK glasses from the 70s/80s. Yes, they aren't "exactly" the same - but the ESB glasses were of a different design/shape anyway, so that doesn't bother me, neither does the fact that the BK ones are glass and the Target ones are plastic.
So for my MIB collection I kept a set un-opened and for my Star Wars cup/glass collection I got another set.
I don't mind these as much as other people do. To be honest, there are some really minor changes they could do with them and EASILY make these sets more appealing...
AOTC cup w/Anakin - if they had instead shipped the cup with the Secret Ceremony Anakin w/o the cloak and changed the hand to a flesh one, that would have been a great variation that many people wouldn't mind seeing.
ROTS cup w/Clone - the largest clone graphic on this set is the Clone Commander - change the color of the artwork to match Commander Bly and include a yellow deco Clone Commander instead. Commander Bly isn't an army builder figure to most so all this will do is drive up demand for the set 'cause everyone would want one.
ESB cup w/Snowspeeder Pilot Luke - Use the head from the first Bespin Luke and have a removeable rebel pilot helmet as an accessory. Just like was pictured on the packaging.
cancelled ANH cup w/Han Solo - use the VOTC figure instead and paint gray/black gloves on him like he wears when he's flying the falcon - also pack him with a black/silver version of the headset accessory that came with Pilot Obi-Wan so you can mimic how he looked during the dog fight with the TIEs
cancelled ROTJ cup w/Boba Fett - use the VOTC Boba Fett figure, but modify it so it is a removeable helmet version with a Jango Fett head. Better yet, scrap making a ROTJ cup w/Boba Fett and instead make an AOTC cup w/Jango Fett and use the SA VOTC Boba Fett figure as the basis for the Jango.
In fact, if you take the entire second wave of OT cups - and instead pack in the VOTC versions (Han, Yoda and Boba) and leave them exactly as they were in the VOTC release, that alone makes the sets more appealing IMHO.