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2019 Vintage Collection Wave 1
« on: July 19, 2018, 11:00 PM »
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Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Wave 1
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2018, 04:56 PM »
Hasbro Panel confirms Saelt-Marae, Klaatu (Skiff Guard), Scarif Stormtrooper [repack] and one more figure will make up 2019 Wave 1.

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Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Wave 1
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2018, 05:33 PM »
As much as I want the new guys, I really want that Scarriff Trooper in bulk haha.
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Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Wave 1
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2018, 01:20 AM »
Is the Cassian Andor repack in this wave? I forgot. If so, Iíll buy this whole wave.  :)
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Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Wave 1
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2018, 01:46 AM »
Is the Cassian Andor repack in this wave? I forgot. If so, Iíll buy this whole wave.  :)

No, he's 2018 Wave 3 (with Range Trooper, Aprha and TLJ Luke).

2019 Wave 1 =
  2019 VC132 Saelt-Marae
  2019 VC133 Scarif Stormtrooper {repack}
  2019 VC134 TBA
  2019 VC135 Klaatu (Skiff Guard)
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Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Wave 1
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2018, 11:53 AM »
The TBA figure really rounds out the entire wave!   ;D
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Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Wave 1
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2018, 01:57 AM »
Is he TBA because he's a repack they're waiting to see they need, or is he TBA because he's a repack they didn't want pitchforks over at the show? 

Or is he new?  Hmmmmm....
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Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Wave 1
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2018, 07:11 AM »
It's not a bad lineup.  The Shoretrooper saw such limited distribution that it's effectively going to be like issuing a new figure.  And I hope they don't screw it up by making that figure 1 per case.

As for the figure TBA?  I know there were rumors about a Leia in Boussh disguise, which would likely be a reissue of the 2013 3.75" Black Series figure.  And that figure would fit the theme of Yakface and the Klaatu skiff guard.  But if Hasbro was going to go with a Rogue One character to pair up with the Shoretrooper?  I'd like to see a new SA Rogue One figure, and there are plenty of characters to choose from there.
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Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Wave 1
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2018, 04:03 PM »
As for the figure TBA?  I know there were rumors about a Leia in Boussh disguise, which would likely be a reissue of the 2013 3.75" Black Series figure. 

I'm guessing it's that rumored Boushh Leia, since it fits with the Jabba's Palace theme, but I'm really hoping that Sim Aloo rumor is true and it's in there.

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Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Wave 1
« Reply #9 on: August 5, 2018, 10:35 PM »
Unveiled at Mexico Unboxing Con - TVC Boussh Leia, who will be the first TVC figure to use the photo-real face printing technique.

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Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Wave 1
« Reply #10 on: August 6, 2018, 01:39 AM »
In a weird twist of fate, I wanted a 2nd of her, to combine with the previous version that didn't have the detonator molded in her hands, but had ******** articulation as I recall...  Combined they should make one fantastic figure, and with the new face deco tech, hey, double win for me.

People are outraging at this being a repack and stuff, and while I kinda see their raging POV, repacks are an inevitability, so why not something good already with an improved deco and a convenient way to knock out one of the remaining 92 cardbacks?  People knee-jerk with the anger too quickly.  Just rationalize some of it, and really this isn't a bad decision, plus I guess she's selling for quite a bit right now on Ebay.
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Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Wave 1
« Reply #11 on: August 6, 2018, 07:05 AM »
I like it!  That being said, I liked this figure when it came out the first time in 2014, too.  But if they're using the new paint apps on this figure?  I'll bite.  I've always thought that the Boussh disguise was pretty awesome.  And Leia has been getting a lot more love lately. 

In this case, I agree on the repacks.  There are some versions of figures that are the ultimate iterations of that character.  At some point it is going to be very difficult for Hasbro to update a character that has been so well done.  The one potential point of consideration here is the left hand and the thermal detonator.  Personally?  I think that the way they sculpted the left hand looks pretty good.  It's grasping the thermal detonator in a way that looks kind of neutral, so you can pose it either extended or by the figures side without it looking strange in either pose.  And given the wrist articulation?  I think that kind of articulation was seen as a tradeoff, and offering a removable thermal detonator like in the TSC version might have compromised the wrist articulation.

The TVC line will always be something of a draw because of the power of that packaging.  People seem more inclined to collect TVC figures because the packaging and artwork than other carded figures these days.  And for any character in Star Wars, it seems to be a point of pride to be presented on that black and silver card.
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Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Wave 1
« Reply #12 on: August 6, 2018, 10:07 AM »
Iím fine with this repack.  Boussh was a part fo the original vintage line.  I get the thermal detonator gripe, too, but my main thing is her boots.  Theyíre the wrong color again.

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Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Wave 1
« Reply #13 on: August 6, 2018, 04:31 PM »
The photo-real still doesn't make the likeness any closer to Fisher's look but it's still a great overall sculpt. I'll need to see one in person before I decide to shell out for this version.

I can't help but chuckle seeing how far technology has come from the days of the Princess Leia 2-packs.