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2018 TVC SDCC Exclusive Doctor Aphra Comic Set
« on: June 5, 2018, 11:00 AM »
Looks like 3.75" figures are back in the game when it comes to SDCC exclusives (I honestly had been hoping it would perpetually stay at 6" figures since I don't collect those)...

Hasbro has announced via io9 that the Dr. Aphra 3-pack will be this year's SDCC exclusive:
https://io9.gizmodo.com/hasbro-is-bringing-some-of-the-star-wars-comics-best-ne-1826566650



Since you can pretty much build 0-0-0 at the Disney Droid Factory, and the Dr. Aphra figure will be in the Vintage line individually, the real draw for this set is BT-1 (for me at least).
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Re: SDCC 2018 Vintage Exclusive
« Reply #1 on: June 5, 2018, 11:28 AM »
Is 0-0-0 a TVC 06 repaint version?  I'm guessing it is since the eye holes don't line up.

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Re: SDCC 2018 Vintage Exclusive
« Reply #2 on: June 5, 2018, 11:43 AM »
I really hope Hasbro plans on making a ton of these for HTS... I hate chasing down and overpaying for exclusives.

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Re: SDCC 2018 Vintage Exclusive
« Reply #3 on: June 5, 2018, 12:05 PM »
Does this mean there is no 6" SDCC exclusive this year?
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Re: SDCC 2018 Vintage Exclusive
« Reply #4 on: June 5, 2018, 12:08 PM »
Is 0-0-0 a TVC 06 repaint version?  I'm guessing it is since the eye holes don't line up.

Good eye! It definitely looks like 0-0-0 is a repaint of the TVC 06 C-3PO.
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Re: 2018 TVC SDCC Exclusive Doctor Aphra Comic Set
« Reply #5 on: June 5, 2018, 12:25 PM »
(I honestly had been hoping it would perpetually stay at 6" figures since I don't collect those)

Same here.  Before they stopped doing them, the 3.75" exclusives were getting harder and harder to get.  I was glad when they switched to 6" since I didn't need to care anymore. :P


I really hope Hasbro plans on making a ton of these for HTS...

Yeah, same here.  If they bring back the Kenner Vintage stuff and then don't make enough for everyone who wants one its just going to invariably piss the masses off even more...
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Re: 2018 TVC SDCC Exclusive Doctor Aphra Comic Set
« Reply #6 on: June 5, 2018, 01:20 PM »
The only thing I can hope for with this set is that enough people pass because they don't know who the characters are. If so, there's a chance I can own one. If not, I guess I'll never own the droids (Aphra is being rereleased on a Vinty card).
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Re: 2018 TVC SDCC Exclusive Doctor Aphra Comic Set
« Reply #7 on: June 5, 2018, 01:25 PM »
The only thing I can hope for with this set is that enough people pass because they don't know who the characters are. If so, there's a chance I can own one. If not, I guess I'll never own the droids (Aphra is being rereleased on a Vinty card).

Don't count on it.  Aphra is popular enough to win the fan's choice poll - so while us ORIGINAL FANS have no idea what her deal is, all the poseur noobs seem to love her.   :-*

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Re: 2018 TVC SDCC Exclusive Doctor Aphra Comic Set
« Reply #8 on: June 5, 2018, 04:24 PM »
Dr. Aphra was rumored to be part of the 3.75" line in the past.  Do we know if she will also be made available in a regularly available assortment, and if all of these figures will be available as well?   Just curious if we know if this is just a packaging variation or if this is all only going to be available via SDCC.

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Re: 2018 TVC SDCC Exclusive Doctor Aphra Comic Set
« Reply #9 on: June 5, 2018, 04:28 PM »
Dr. Aphra was rumored to be part of the 3.75" line in the past.  Do we know if she will also be made available in a regularly available assortment, and if all of these figures will be available as well?   Just curious if we know if this is just a packaging variation or if this is all only going to be available via SDCC.

Yes, she won the fans choice poll.  She'll be a regular Vintage carded release.

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Re: 2018 TVC SDCC Exclusive Doctor Aphra Comic Set
« Reply #10 on: June 5, 2018, 04:39 PM »
But it will (at least for now) be the only way to get the Droids (I think)
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Re: 2018 TVC SDCC Exclusive Doctor Aphra Comic Set
« Reply #11 on: June 5, 2018, 08:56 PM »
Correct itís the only way to get the droids and I donít think there are any BAD parts that come close to even 0-0-0ís colors and things.  I have the Black 3po from the park and it looks really nothing like that.  Clearly the astromech is equally impossible at the park too.

Given recent years, I have no hope for this being ďeasy to getĒ by Hasbro toy shop or otherwise.  Itís really gonna be a pain and Iím afraid this one will cost a pretty penny for a while and not really come down to sanity like the 6Ē Exclusive stuff.
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Re: 2018 TVC SDCC Exclusive Doctor Aphra Comic Set
« Reply #12 on: June 6, 2018, 06:55 AM »
This is a pretty cool offering for a Comic Con exclusive.  I get why they would make this the SDCC 2018 exclusive.  After all this is the year that they relaunched the Vintage Collection, so why not celebrate the Vintage Collection?  And calling it a comic pack ties into the name of Comic Con.  I know there are a lot of people that would like Comic Con to get back to its roots, and this at least plays to that sentiment.

I think that I had mentioned a while back that I'd like to see these droids offered up alongside Dr. Aphra.  I don't know that they would have been great offerings for the general release line because of the somewhat narrower audience that the comics have.  But they are some cool droids!

Correct itís the only way to get the droids and I donít think there are any BAD parts that come close to even 0-0-0ís colors and things.  I have the Black 3po from the park and it looks really nothing like that.  Clearly the astromech is equally impossible at the park too.

When I was at Disney I built an all black Threepio that was inspired by 0-0-0.  But it's significantly different from what's being offered in this set.  And I'm totally cool with that, because now the black Threepio I built can be an Imperial or First Order droid.
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Re: 2018 TVC SDCC Exclusive Doctor Aphra Comic Set
« Reply #13 on: June 6, 2018, 12:16 PM »
The only thing I can hope for with this set is that enough people pass because they don't know who the characters are. If so, there's a chance I can own one. If not, I guess I'll never own the droids (Aphra is being rereleased on a Vinty card).

Don't count on it.  Aphra is popular enough to win the fan's choice poll - so while us ORIGINAL FANS have no idea what her deal is, all the poseur noobs seem to love her.   :-*

Okay, so there are TWO ways we can get this set from HTS:

1. OT fans turning their noses up at these Literally WHO characters

2. New fans who know the characters turning their noses up at these 4 inch figures since they only buy 6 inch

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Re: 2018 TVC SDCC Exclusive Doctor Aphra Comic Set
« Reply #14 on: June 6, 2018, 12:33 PM »
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