Author Topic: 2019 TVC Wave 2 (aka New TVC Wave 5)  (Read 2042 times)

Offline Jeff

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2019 TVC Wave 2 (aka New TVC Wave 5)
« on: October 7, 2018, 05:22 PM »
Sounds like TVC Gam Guard won't be the only figure re-issued next year.  A number of old TVC figures will be re-offered via fan channel/specialty stores (EE, BBTS, etc).

Slide from today's panel via YodasNews.

VC02 Hoth Leia
VC03 Echo Base Han Solo
VC08 Darth Vader
VC09 Boba Fett
VC23 Final Duel DSII Luke

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Re: Hasbro Planning More TVC Basic Figure Re-Issues
« Reply #1 on: October 8, 2018, 04:16 PM »
Really?  The Echo Base version of Han Solo?  Out of the four versions of Han Solo in the TVC line, this has to be the most niche version going.  It leaves me wondering why they wouldn't have gone with the Bespin version.
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Re: Hasbro Planning More TVC Basic Figure Re-Issues
« Reply #2 on: October 8, 2018, 04:58 PM »
Outside of later releases, of all the modern Vintage figures, the Echo Base Rebel soldier screams re-release. That wave was pretty hard to come by.
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Re: Hasbro Planning More TVC Basic Figure Re-Issues
« Reply #3 on: October 8, 2018, 05:00 PM »
It's impressive to me, who hardly ever buys Vader figures, is they picked the one VOTC Vader I actually own.


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Re: Hasbro Planning More TVC Basic Figure Re-Issues
« Reply #4 on: October 8, 2018, 05:20 PM »
It leaves me wondering why they wouldn't have gone with the Bespin version.

It sounds like the simple answer is that they went with the oldest stuff first.  Most of these are from TVC 2010 Wave 1. 

I agree with everyone here.  I probably would have gone with the most popular/in-demand repacks first.  I will give them credit though for picking Echo Base Han - choosing Bespin Han to repack here would have made them a perfect 5-for-5 in selecting characters that just got released as new 5POA figure sculpts within the last calendar year.  :-X #monotony
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Re: Hasbro Planning More TVC Basic Figure Re-Issues
« Reply #5 on: October 9, 2018, 10:59 AM »
I suppose I should buy that Han; I initially passed because the headsculpt is terrible. The Luke and Leia are the best of this bunch.
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Re: Hasbro Planning More TVC Basic Figure Re-Issues
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2019, 09:56 AM »
Was any more said about these at Toy Fair? Just wondering if they were still coming.
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Re: Hasbro Planning More TVC Basic Figure Re-Issues
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2019, 02:58 PM »
There was an unidentified R2-D2 on the shelf with the other TVC figures.  I thought it was possibly one of the  reissues that might not have been announced yet.
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Re: Hasbro Planning More TVC Basic Figure Re-Issues
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2019, 03:09 PM »
Was any more said about these at Toy Fair?

No.  There were some rumors that some overseas retailers have them on their product lists but no one has started taking any pre-orders or anything yet.

There was an unidentified R2-D2 on the shelf with the other TVC figures.

That is VC149 R2-D2 that they announced at 2018 MCM Comic-Con London.  Pretty basic R2 for the Vintage Collection $13 price tag sadly.
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Re: Hasbro Planning More TVC Basic Figure Re-Issues
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2019, 04:14 PM »
Was any more said about these at Toy Fair?

No.  There were some rumors that some overseas retailers have them on their product lists but no one has started taking any pre-orders or anything yet.

There was an unidentified R2-D2 on the shelf with the other TVC figures.

That is VC149 R2-D2 that they announced at 2018 MCM Comic-Con London.  Pretty basic R2 for the Vintage Collection $13 price tag sadly.

Looks like the build a droid version of R2, still available at Five Below.
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Re: Hasbro Planning More TVC Basic Figure Re-Issues
« Reply #10 on: April 1, 2019, 10:30 AM »
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Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Repack Wave
« Reply #11 on: April 1, 2019, 10:40 AM »
So is this technically Vintage Collection 2019 wave 2? And do we know of any waves after this?

Edit: Nevermind, I see the release list.
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Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Repack Wave
« Reply #12 on: April 1, 2019, 11:09 AM »
So is this technically Vintage Collection 2019 wave 2?

I'm basing JD's numbering off this slide from Hasbro at SDCC last year.

I see some etailers are listing it as "Wave 5" but since it's not a wide release wave coming to regular retail (its one of those 'fan channel' exclusives) we're just going to keep it separate from the main line unless we hear otherwise from Hasbro.
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Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Repack Wave
« Reply #13 on: April 1, 2019, 04:33 PM »
I'm a little confused by this concept/wave.

- Its repacks.
- Its fan channel only, which I interpret to be that is targeted at fairly hard core collectors.

Are there collectors that are interested in repacks like this?

If you guys are picking these up I'd be interested in knowing why (other than you missed them when they came out five years ago).

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Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Repack Wave
« Reply #14 on: April 1, 2019, 05:11 PM »
If you guys are picking these up I'd be interested in knowing why (other than you missed them when they came out five years ago).

Why Hasbro is re-releasing them (according to what they said at NYCC last Fall) -
- original first wave of TVC did not see much distribution OUS so they missed these
- basically a second chance for those, like you said, who missed them NINE years ago.

Why they are fan channel exclusives (according to what Hasbro said at NYCC last Fall) -
- many US collectors already have them
- not wanting to flood stressed retail chains with a repack only wave

Reasons why you might want to buy these -
- if you're a carded collector, despite the same TVC# being used, the card-backs on these (front and back) are different from original release
- if you're a loose collector, all four now have the new "photo-real" face deco
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