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Re: Kenner Retro Collection - The Mandalorian
« Reply #60 on: October 12, 2021, 02:00 PM »
I couldn't find any mention of it, so I'm assuming these are going to be available from all retailers, right?

I'm like Nick on these, I'll likely buy both versions, but honestly would just like TVC figures of everything with Retro sprinkled in here and there as a novelty and would prefer its not a core line.
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Re: Kenner Retro Collection - The Mandalorian
« Reply #61 on: October 12, 2021, 02:08 PM »
Releasing retro collection figures of characters like the Re-armored Boba Fett before a TVC version is a reminder of the old Hasbro double dip.  For years they would string collectors along by making figures of a character that were kind of inferior.  Over time they would gradually improve the releases, but not before they got you to buy 3 or 4 sub-par versions of that character.  Look at the Saga line from 2002 - 2004 with some core characters - the initial ones were garbage, and they slowly got better.  And that seemed to be by design in order to get you to buy the next, better version of Obi-Wan Kenobi or Anakin Skywalker.  Hasbro already did this with Kuiil and IG-11 in the Retro Collection - Retro came first, but then WAIT, check out these TVC versions!  And now they're doing it with The Mandalorian versions of Boba Fett and Ahsoka - arguably two of the most popular characters in the franchise.  I'm not biting.

Agree 100%  They know very well what they are doing putting TM Boba and Ahsoka in here before they get TVC.

I hate to be so cynical about this.  But Hasbro is so obviously trying to cash in by preying on collector FOMO.

I put that way more on us as collectors than Hasbro
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Re: Kenner Retro Collection - The Mandalorian
« Reply #62 on: October 12, 2021, 06:43 PM »
I will definitely get these for the fun of them, where I usually only get the new TVC stuff to coordinate with and advertise for my business stuff. TVC does not have the magic for me any more. But these do.

I only wish they did a Dark Trooper instead of the Death Trooper or Armorer, neither of whom fit the second season theme of the wave.

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Re: Kenner Retro Collection - The Mandalorian
« Reply #63 on: October 13, 2021, 10:22 AM »
These look cool, and I’ll pick them up.  Is it wrong that I actually prefer these to the regular retro collection figures?
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Re: Kenner Retro Collection - The Mandalorian
« Reply #64 on: October 13, 2021, 01:14 PM »
All are up for pre-order at Target and Amazon. 

Target is letting you apply the $10 off a $50 purchase coupon too.

I just realized these are due for delivery in August, so basically 10 months out.  I wonder if Hasbro is getting smarter about their pre-orders where they'll make enough to go around, or if this is just a reality of delayed manufacturing and shipping.

It looks like EE has these up too (Jeff can add the affiliate link).
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Re: Kenner Retro Collection - The Mandalorian
« Reply #65 on: October 13, 2021, 06:05 PM »
I totally spaced on the preorder window.  I was able to order them just now at Pulse… so I’ll be looking forward to getting them three months after everyone else.

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Re: Kenner Retro Collection - The Mandalorian
« Reply #66 on: October 13, 2021, 06:09 PM »
Me too. Set my phone to alarm 5 min before the scheduled release time. When the ringer did go off, I was too pre-occupied with a work call and blanked on why I set the reminder.  :P

I remembered a couple of hours later and also got them on HasbroPulse.

I'm digging these retro Mando figs. Hope there's more on the way from the upcoming live series.



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Re: Kenner Retro Collection - The Mandalorian
« Reply #67 on: October 13, 2021, 07:14 PM »
These look cool, and I’ll pick them up.  Is it wrong that I actually prefer these to the regular retro collection figures?

Not at all. I am right there with you. Never before made Kenner style figures are so much easier to get excited about than modern resculpts aiming to faithfully replicate figures that have been available for 40 years.

I mean if that first wave had been Luke and Leia in Yavin outfits, Han and Chewie with medals, removable helmet Vader and Stormtrooper Han I would have been over the moon! As it is, they were kind of headscratchers to me.

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Re: Kenner Retro Collection - The Mandalorian
« Reply #68 on: October 13, 2021, 08:22 PM »
It’s all meh to me.  I kinda like retro but I didn’t want this much and then to divert to too obscure.  I liked seeing some unmade OT stuff, some mains from these new or older things like the PT maybe… not a lot, just some.  They’re seemingly ready to milk this hard though.  I prefer good figures to this stuff but I liked the idea of this as a smaller line… I feel it won’t be remaining a smaller line going forward.
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Re: Kenner Retro Collection - The Mandalorian
« Reply #69 on: October 14, 2021, 12:58 PM »
It’s all meh to me.  I kinda like retro but I didn’t want this much and then to divert to too obscure.  I liked seeing some unmade OT stuff, some mains from these new or older things like the PT maybe… not a lot, just some.  They’re seemingly ready to milk this hard though.  I prefer good figures to this stuff but I liked the idea of this as a smaller line… I feel it won’t be remaining a smaller line going forward.

Yeah I'm with you. I don't inherently dislike it, but I do worry that they'll just go balls out with it, and it sucks seeing characters I really want in TVC showing up here first. If they do the Tonnika sisters here first, I'll go 1000% ape****.
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Re: Kenner Retro Collection - The Mandalorian
« Reply #70 on: October 18, 2021, 09:34 AM »
I love the vintage style of these and would buy them all regardless of what order they came out in.  I'm just happy they're going slow with the retro stuff - its hard enough to keep up with TVC and Black Series these days.
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Re: Kenner Retro Collection - The Mandalorian
« Reply #71 on: October 20, 2021, 01:13 PM »
The new wave is up on Amazon now for anyone hoping to find faster delivery than Pulse.