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Title: 2013 Star Wars Evolution Set
Post by: Jeff on July 16, 2013, 10:46 AM
Posted by BBTS today:

Star Wars 2013 Evolution Pack (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS23019&mode=retail) ($34.99) - Estimated to arrive in October.

No pic or description yet...
Title: Re: 2013 Evolutions Comeback?
Post by: Jayson on July 16, 2013, 10:53 AM
I think it's this right?

(http://yakfaceforums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10004/Vader_Evolution.jpg)
Title: Re: 2013 Evolutions Comeback?
Post by: Jeff on July 16, 2013, 11:11 AM
Oh, yeah, I forgot about that thing.   ::)

You're probably right Jayson...  though I thought that Anakin/Vader 4-pack was a retail exclusive?   Maybe it's one of those shared on-line exclusive things then I guess?
Title: Re: 2013 Star Wars Evolution Set
Post by: Jayson on July 16, 2013, 11:17 AM
Target was the retail partner, but that was at Toy Fair. Maybe things changed (that never happens)  ::) :P
Title: Re: 2013 Star Wars Evolution Set
Post by: Scockery on July 16, 2013, 11:27 AM
At $35, those will rot where ever they go.

I don't advocate the destruction of tooling, but that open right handed Vader mold needs to die. At least the hand anyway.
Title: Re: 2013 Star Wars Evolution Set
Post by: SnTrooper on July 16, 2013, 12:32 PM
Target was the retail partner, but that was at Toy Fair. Maybe things changed (that never happens)  ::) :P
Target has the one with the table. This one was always an online exclusive.
Title: Re: 2013 Star Wars Evolution Set
Post by: Jayson on July 16, 2013, 12:34 PM
Target was the retail partner, but that was at Toy Fair. Maybe things changed (that never happens)  ::) :P
Target has the one with the table. This one was always an online exclusive.

That's right, thanks for the reminder.
Title: Re: 2013 Star Wars Evolution Set
Post by: Nicklab on July 16, 2013, 12:58 PM
The concept has always been kind of cool.  But in the case of Anakin it's revisiting something that was done back in 2005.  Now if this is a BBTS exclusive, it makes that much less sense.  BBTS is really collector focused.  If you wanted to appeal to more casual fans with this set, an online exclusive was not the way to go.  A set like this would need brick & mortar retail exposure.
Title: Re: 2013 Star Wars Evolution Set
Post by: Jesse James on July 16, 2013, 06:28 PM
If it were cheap, I could impulse buy it, and the packaging were some exquisite Vintage-esque design, I'd be into it because it's such a central character, and I'd actually leave it packaged which I rarely do.  It'd be kind of centerpiece-ish.  As it stands, like Nick said, it's barely a notch above a rehash of the original Vader Evo set... 

I totally love Evolutions though...  Really a dropped ball in terms of what they COULD have done.  Especially if they delved into the concept level...  Concept, Figure, Concept, Figure, Concept, Figure...  a 6 figure set would prompt me to drop some coin, especially if it had new McQuarrie figures in it.

Concept RFT, RFT, Concept Hoth Rebel, Hoth Rebel, Concept Endor Rebel, Endor Rebel...  I'm there in a heartbeat.
Title: Re: 2013 Star Wars Evolution Set
Post by: Jayson on August 9, 2013, 10:05 AM
Looks like this set is coming this month according to Entertainment Earth (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HSA4183#.UgT2nRa9x30). Still no clue as to how this will be packaged but if the Jedi Knight sets are any indication, I'm betting the Vader/Lava 2.0 line look.
Title: Re: 2013 Star Wars Evolution Set
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on August 11, 2013, 10:49 AM
I'd much rather buy an evolution pack featuring troopers...

Rebel: Fleet Trooper, Hoth Trooper, Endor Trooper (maybe a tech, officer or pilot if they need a fourth)

Imperial: Stormtrooper, Sandtrooper (or naval trooper), Snowtrooper, Biker Scout

Also, why have they never tried evolution packs with the main characters (aside from Darth)?

Han: ANH outfit, Bespin, Carbonite block (or pre-carbon freeze), ROTJ

Leia: Much-needed ANH resculpt, Bespin escape, Boussh resculpt, Endor battle

Luke: ANH (resurgence sculpt), Pilot, Dagobah training, Final battle (with flap down)
Title: Re: 2013 Star Wars Evolution Set
Post by: Jayson on August 15, 2013, 06:29 PM
Evolution of Darth Vader multipack boxed image (http://forum.starwars-figuren.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=591)
Title: Re: 2013 Star Wars Evolution Set
Post by: Jesse James on August 15, 2013, 06:52 PM
Love when Hasbro makes it easy to say, "no thanks!", and move on.  :D
Title: Re: 2013 Star Wars Evolution Set
Post by: P-Siddy on August 15, 2013, 09:13 PM
Is Lil Ani new?
Title: Re: 2013 Star Wars Evolution Set
Post by: Nicklab on August 15, 2013, 09:15 PM
Is Lil Ani new?

Pretty sure that it might be the same figure as the TVC TPM wave (Padawan Anakin).
Title: Re: 2013 Star Wars Evolution Set
Post by: P-Siddy on August 15, 2013, 09:15 PM
Yeah, You're right.  I wasn't even paying attention to which Ani it was.
Title: Re: 2013 Star Wars Evolution Set
Post by: Scockery on August 15, 2013, 09:27 PM
Same removable helmet/crappy right hand Darth Vader everyone has 5 of. Why not the ANH one? Not that it matters. They also could've repaint  Sith eyes on Anakin as normal eyes and ticked completists off.