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Re: The Vintage Collection Returns - Spring 2018
« Reply #90 on: January 17, 2018, 01:37 PM »
I still have a soft spot for the Mol Cal Officer, which was an early OMG they're doing everything figure, along with K-3PO. But he definitely needs an upgrade.

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Re: The Vintage Collection Returns - Spring 2018
« Reply #91 on: January 17, 2018, 01:39 PM »
I have said it before, but my expectations for TVC 2.0 are very tempered at the moment.

People are going to bitch that it's mostly repacks to start.  People are going to bitch about the price.  People are going to bitch that the new figure choices are too Disney Star Wars heavy.  People are going to bitch about other collectors "not doing their duty" and buying repacks. Etc Etc.

And then there's distribution.  There are some early report/rumors of 8-figure cases, which may make it easier for stores to actually sell through cases of figures instead of situations where Target is opening cases and sending 4-6 figures per store like the tail run of the 2013-2014 Black Series 3.75" stuff.  Will stores be able to sell through the repacks to make way for new figures?  I hope so, but who knows.  It's a lot to ask people to spend $13-15 for repacks simply for the pretty cardbacks.

I am hopeful for what TVC may bring, but I'm not expecting it to usher in some 'return to the glory days' for the line overall.

I am excited to see Hasbro attempt to make SA 3.75" figures a larger part of the portfolio again.  I am excited to see the stupid Walmart boxes go.  I know Hasbro was trying to differentiate the SA stuff from 5POA, but they lost a LOT of carded collector sales doing that.  I am excited that maybe we'll get a reason to dust off the old JediDefender Wish Lists if Hasbro can finally get back to knocking off some long requested SA updates (ANH Leia, ESB Lando, AOTC Cliegg, Sim Aloo, Yakface, etc).

So basically, I'm hopeful for what TVC 2.0 might bring, but fully prepared to see it bashed from the opening moments...
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Re: The Vintage Collection Returns - Spring 2018
« Reply #92 on: January 17, 2018, 04:45 PM »
My gut is telling me that everything has flip-flopped from the "golden age" of ten years ago, when the 2 current lines consisted of 30AC/Legacy/what-have-you featuring new sculpts, new characters, etc, and the "Legends" line featuring repacks and rereleases.

When "Vintage" returns, it will be primarily a rerelease line while whatever current 5POA movie line will be the home of new sculpts. "Vintage" will be a way to keep Vaders, Troopers and Fetts on the shelves, and I have no hope at all of any new OT sculpts.

The 1-in-10 newly-sculpted SA "Vintage" figure will always be from Disney-era media, bar none.

Go ahead, Hasbro: prove me wrong.

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Re: The Vintage Collection Returns - Spring 2018
« Reply #93 on: January 20, 2018, 01:26 PM »
I agree that this line will probably lean heavily on Disney era product, However, I do expect a few new OT sculpts per year. Hasbro's been pretty good at giving us runner-ups in fan choice polls and they themselves are still first and foremost fans. I had faith that this line would come back and I have faith we'll see some new OT sculpts.
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Re: The Vintage Collection Returns - Spring 2018
« Reply #94 on: January 21, 2018, 01:40 AM »
Do we have any idea of the quantities they’re making?  Part of me worries that this is going to be like the 6” Vintage line they had recently where it seemed some retailers didn’t get these at all, stores like Target got one or two cases and that was it.  Basically if you didn’t find them during the five days they were hitting you had to scavenge on eBay, etc.

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Re: The Vintage Collection Returns - Spring 2018
« Reply #95 on: January 21, 2018, 08:33 AM »
I agree that this line will probably lean heavily on Disney era product, However, I do expect a few new OT sculpts per year. Hasbro's been pretty good at giving us runner-ups in fan choice polls and they themselves are still first and foremost fans. I had faith that this line would come back and I have faith we'll see some new OT sculpts.

A few new OT sculpts per year isn't good enough... I need a few NEW OT characters per year.  Even if it's just two or three.  With the exception of the EE Droid pack, Mosep Binneed is the last one I can think of, and that was almost three years ago.

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Re: The Vintage Collection Returns - Spring 2018
« Reply #96 on: January 21, 2018, 01:13 PM »
I agree that this line will probably lean heavily on Disney era product, However, I do expect a few new OT sculpts per year. Hasbro's been pretty good at giving us runner-ups in fan choice polls and they themselves are still first and foremost fans. I had faith that this line would come back and I have faith we'll see some new OT sculpts.

A few new OT sculpts per year isn't good enough... I need a few NEW OT characters per year.  Even if it's just two or three.  With the exception of the EE Droid pack, Mosep Binneed is the last one I can think of, and that was almost three years ago.

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Re: The Vintage Collection Returns - Spring 2018
« Reply #97 on: February 17, 2018, 10:42 PM »
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Re: The Vintage Collection Returns - Spring 2018
« Reply #98 on: February 18, 2018, 11:40 AM »
Say what?  Vintage Yakface is on the way!

If this Sail Barge happens, I think we'll see several tie-in figures happen, so this makes sense to me. 

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Re: The Vintage Collection Returns - Spring 2018
« Reply #99 on: February 18, 2018, 11:53 AM »
Say what?  Vintage Yakface is on the way!

Nice!!!

If memory serves, he was a high vote getter for fan choice, so shouldn't be a complete surprise.
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Re: The Vintage Collection Returns - Spring 2018
« Reply #100 on: February 20, 2018, 06:26 PM »
Say what?  Vintage Yakface is on the way!

If this Sail Barge happens, I think we'll see several tie-in figures happen, so this makes sense to me.

Yeah, that's a nice little taste of icing on the Sail Barge cake.  Awesome.
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