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The Vintage Collection Returns - Spring 2018
« on: April 15, 2017, 07:04 PM »
More details soon, but just announced at the Hasbro Panel at Star Wars Celebration -

The Vintage Collection is returning in Spring 2018; available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com!  They showed a carded sample Rey to kick things off.

There is also a Fan Poll to select a character to add to the 3.75" Vintage Collection - look for more details on JediDefender's participation in that poll later tonight!
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Re: The Vintage Collection Returns - Spring 2018
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2017, 07:43 PM »
Great news!  Glad to hear this development.
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Re: The Vintage Collection Returns - Spring 2018
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2017, 07:57 PM »
Time to bring back the wish lists?

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Re: The Vintage Collection Returns - Spring 2018
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2017, 08:06 PM »
Awesome! I just hope no self-righteous turds take credit for it.  :D
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Re: The Vintage Collection Returns - Spring 2018
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2017, 08:32 PM »
Next spring is SO far away. But yay Vintage is back.

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Re: The Vintage Collection Returns - Spring 2018
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2017, 08:35 PM »
Awesome! I just hope no self-righteous turds take credit for it.  :D


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Re: The Vintage Collection Returns - Spring 2018
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2017, 08:35 PM »
I'm really excited to hear this. 

I hope the lineup is bigger than I expect it to be, and I hope this replaces the Walmart Black Series 3.75" completely.

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Re: The Vintage Collection Returns - Spring 2018
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2017, 08:37 PM »
Though some may ask why not have TVC out this year, the timing next year is perfect for the 40th Anniversary of the Kenner line. Looking forward to the return as a mass retail item, hopefully at a $9.99 msrp (less would be nice but unrealistic).

Rmember everyone vote Corran Horn for the TVC Fan Choice figure :)
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Re: The Vintage Collection Returns - Spring 2018
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2017, 08:43 PM »
I hope it's $10 but worried it will actually be higher than it is now.

And everyone vote Dorme!  ;)

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Re: The Vintage Collection Returns - Spring 2018
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2017, 08:52 PM »
I hope it's $10 but worried it will actually be higher than it is now.

And everyone vote Dorme!  ;)

Sadly, I fear your worries are going to come true​ :(

Would Dorme come with a burning action feature? :)
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Re: The Vintage Collection Returns - Spring 2018
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2017, 08:57 PM »
These are at a very minimum going to cost what the Black Series costs.

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Re: The Vintage Collection Returns - Spring 2018
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2017, 09:16 PM »
Dorme never burned! That was Corde (I think). Dorme was left on Coruscant when Anakin and Padme went to go hate sand.

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Re: The Vintage Collection Returns - Spring 2018
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2017, 09:19 PM »
The fact that these will be available at broad retail gives me *SOME* hope that this new incarnation of The Vintage Collection will be priced around the same point as the WalMart exclusive Black Series.  And Hasbro's Marvel Universe figures are also priced at $12.99.  It looks like Hasbro wants to do volume sales, and that's what helps keep prices down.

I think the big question will be about character selection.  In order for the line to truly be healthy, I think it will need to focus on new/current movies and TV properties.  No doubt, some OT and PT legacy characters will get worked in there.  And I do hope that this gives us the opportunity to fill in those last gaps from the Kenner vintage line in modern forms.  But I'm really eager to see how Hasbro will address SA versions of characters from the REBELS animated series, THE FORCE AWAKENS, ROGUE ONE, THE LAST JEDI and even the upcoming Han Solo standalone movie.
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Re: The Vintage Collection Returns - Spring 2018
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2017, 10:00 PM »
Yes.   No modern Sim Aloo after 22 years is criminal.

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Re: The Vintage Collection Returns - Spring 2018
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2017, 10:01 PM »
If the Han movie maintains its May 2018 date (no word yet this weekend about it) then I imagine the first wave(s) will be heavily influenced by that movie. That could be good or bad, depending on how the movie does. I figure it will do ok.  ;) I think we'll see some heavy TLJ stuff too in that first group, which I figure shows up right around the DVD (a year from now) . But I agree, I think we'll see just a smattering of previous movies worked in alongside whatever is going on at the moment.