"You also may have heard rumors that the old VOTC line is making a comeback and some reports of a mail away figure. In a way, VOTC is coming back but, it wont be called VOTC, it will be called The Ultimate Bounty Hunt Collection. The line will kick off in 2006 and as of right now, it will include 5 figures.
This new line will also have a mail away offer for a George Lucas Stormtrooper figure when you send in 5 coupons that you will have to cut from the back of the cards from The Ultimate Bounty Hunt Collection line (So it looks like MOC collectors will be picking up 2 sets of these). Of course, this is still subject to change but it is latest we have heard. Check back for more info, we will let you know as soon as we get it! It sounds like Hasbro is going to make it another great year for collectors in 2006!"
That is quite the contrast from what RS
reported last week.
"V. O. T. C. Individually the four letters have no power at all, but when arranged in this specific order, those four little letters have the power to make grown men weep. For wave two of the VOTC line, expect to be treated to the best sculpt and articulation your money can buy. This year Hasbro is offering us five new figures:
We will be seeing three new Super Articulated figures on Star Wars cards. Expect to see Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot) to come with a removable helmet and the Sand People figure to sport stylish soft goods robes. Greedo will feature all the bells and whistles you’d expect on a VOTC figure, but don’t expect anything extra cool.
Return Of The Jedi
While it is a bit of an assumption, it would be worth counting on the Han Solo (In Trench Coat) figure to include a soft goods trench coat. The Biker Scout is simply cool enough in its own right, so who could ask for anything more that the Super Articulated treatment. Wanting more would be like looking a gift horse in the mouth.
What? No The Empire Strikes Back figures???
At this point there is no word on any TESB or POTF carded figures in the line, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see them later on. We will be seeing our first send away figure though. Remember the George Lucas figure mentioned previously? Word on the street is it could be offered as a mail in figure through the VOTC line. It would require five VOTCproof of purchases, and we might find the offer printed or stickered on the cards. Sadly, we also hear that the Lucas figure will once again be playing 501st and forgoing his standard flannel armour in favour of Stormtrooper armour. Maybe if we pretend we didn't hear that it'll go away..."
OK, so there's a similarity with the Lucas in Stormtrooper armor, but that's about it.
Who knows which report we should take seriously?