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2021 TVC 3.75" Troop Builder Sets
« on: September 8, 2021, 11:27 AM »
Revealed on the livestream today.  New line of troop builder 4-packs.  First set will be:

- Imperial Stormtroopers (3 troopers plus squad leader)

Hasbro Pulse and ShopDisney exclusive.  Pre-order tomorrow at 1pm ET.

Look for press pics later today.  Look for more 4-packs to be announced at future dates...
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Re: 2021 TVC 3.75" Troop Builder Sets
« Reply #1 on: September 8, 2021, 11:50 AM »
Looking forward to getting a few of these!
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Re: 2021 TVC 3.75" Troop Builder Sets
« Reply #2 on: September 8, 2021, 11:52 AM »
What's old is new again!  They've just updated the quality of the troop building figures and they aren't in white mailer boxes anymore.
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Re: 2021 TVC 3.75" Troop Builder Sets
« Reply #3 on: September 8, 2021, 11:54 AM »
I was kind of hoping we'd get to see the Jedha trooper with the backpacks, but these are cool to see.

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Re: 2021 TVC 3.75" Troop Builder Sets
« Reply #4 on: September 8, 2021, 02:55 PM »
Nice that they're doing troop builder packs, hopefully at a reasonable price, but Hasbro totally missed the boat with these.  It would have been so much better if they included a couple of new troopers in here along with the standard Stormtroopers.  Morter Troopers, etc.

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Re: 2021 TVC 3.75" Troop Builder Sets
« Reply #5 on: September 8, 2021, 03:02 PM »
I'm looking at this stormtrooper set as a trial balloon.  If/When this sells well I could see them doing the following sets:

- Rebel Trooper pack - maybe add different sculpted heads
- Clone Trooper packs - Both Phase I and Phase II clones
- Jedha trooper pack - perhaps give us a Super Articulated Pao, Bistan and/or Melchi
- FO Trooper Pack
- Resistance fighter pack
- Ewoks

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Re: 2021 TVC 3.75" Troop Builder Sets
« Reply #6 on: September 8, 2021, 03:24 PM »
Any word on pricing?  If they can sell them in bulk for a little less itís a great idea.  Iíd itís $56 for four figures stillÖ meh.

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Re: 2021 TVC 3.75" Troop Builder Sets
« Reply #7 on: September 8, 2021, 03:34 PM »
Any word on pricing?  If they can sell them in bulk for a little less itís a great idea.  Iíd itís $56 for four figures stillÖ meh.

$42 each.  Press release:

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75 STORMTROOPER 4-PACK
(HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $41.99/Available: Spring 2022)
Featuring premium detail and design across multiple touchpoints of articulation, original Kenner branding, and inspired by STAR WARS Entertainment, this collectible STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75 STORMTROOPER 4-PACK makes a great gift for STAR WARS fans and collectors. Highly articulated with fully poseable head, arms, and legs, these 3.75-inch-scale figures can be displayed in action figure and vehicle collections. Includes 4 figures and 6 accessories.


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Re: 2021 TVC 3.75" Troop Builder Sets
« Reply #8 on: September 8, 2021, 04:10 PM »
Well thatís damn reasonable.  I wonder how fast theyíll sell out.  Iíll be 3 or 4 for sure at that price.

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Re: 2021 TVC 3.75" Troop Builder Sets
« Reply #9 on: September 8, 2021, 04:42 PM »
I find the press release interesting and contradictory to what Patrick said and what the press photos show. Nowhere on the box does it mention TVC at all, and Patrick was very specific in pointing out that the box is branded as Hasbro as opposed to Kenner because they made the decision to eschew the traditional TVC design esthetic. I assumed he was trying to dissuade the mint on card crowd from collecting this set.
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Re: 2021 TVC 3.75" Troop Builder Sets
« Reply #10 on: September 8, 2021, 04:58 PM »
I find the press release interesting and contradictory to what Patrick said and what the press photos show. Nowhere on the box does it mention TVC at all, and Patrick was very specific in pointing out that the box is branded as Hasbro as opposed to Kenner because they made the decision to eschew the traditional TVC design esthetic. I assumed he was trying to dissuade the mint on card crowd from collecting this set.

It would be a bait and switch worthy of suing Hasbro if they were to give us a 5POA or another figure after they showed the Rouge One Stormtrooper in the promo shots.
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Re: 2021 TVC 3.75" Troop Builder Sets
« Reply #11 on: September 8, 2021, 04:59 PM »
Patrick was very specific in pointing out that the box is branded as Hasbro as opposed to Kenner because they made the decision to eschew the traditional TVC design esthetic. I assumed he was trying to dissuade the mint on card crowd from collecting this set.

Yeah, I think he was trying to make clear for the TVC package collectors that these were not TVC carded/boxed.

I guess it's a "Vintage Collection" item simply because it's not a Retro Collection item and those are the only two branding options for 3.75" stuff these days...
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Re: 2021 TVC 3.75" Troop Builder Sets
« Reply #12 on: September 8, 2021, 06:15 PM »
It would be a bait and switch worthy of suing Hasbro if they were to give us a 5POA or another figure after they showed the Rouge One Stormtrooper in the promo shots.

Oh, I didn't mean to imply this wasn't the Rogue One TVC Stormtrooper mold...just that they went with modern packaging that doesn't say TVC or Kenner on it anywhere...and said they did that on purpose.

Had they done the Kenner "Special" figure packaging they probably would have doubled their sales (not that I think it will struggle to sell through in any box.)
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Re: 2021 TVC 3.75" Troop Builder Sets
« Reply #13 on: September 9, 2021, 08:21 AM »
Is something really a "troop builder" if it's only available on Pulse for 1 minute and then cost $80 on ebay going forward?
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Re: 2021 TVC 3.75" Troop Builder Sets
« Reply #14 on: September 9, 2021, 09:04 AM »
Is something really a "troop builder" if it's only available on Pulse for 1 minute and then cost $80 on ebay going forward?

It is if you've got a lot of disposable income.