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Title: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jeff on January 9, 2010, 12:08 AM
ToyArk (http://www.toyark.com/news/star-wars-toy-news-3/vintage-cardbacks-and-fx-lightsabers-with-removable-blades-2208/) has posted a bit of info that there may well be a Boba Fett Mail-Away figure as part of the 2010 "Vintage" line.  Looks like their info is coming from the same retailer presentation materials that the leaked AT-AT slide came from earlier this week.

Should be interesting to see if it's anything more than a repaint of the Evo or VOTC sculpt on a new ANH "vintage" cardback...
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jayson on January 9, 2010, 12:28 AM
An odd choice considering you can get a Boba Fett now on the pegs.  :-\
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: JediMoses on January 9, 2010, 12:38 AM
What about one with a true firing rocket pack?
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Diddly on January 9, 2010, 12:56 AM
Woohoo! Little AOTC Boba finally gets the SA resculpt treatment! ;)
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jesse James on January 9, 2010, 01:17 AM
Maybe it'll have a Bulloch head underneath?  Not that I'll give any more of a **** about it, of course.   :-X

Seriously, unless it's a pretty special update, I can't say a mail-in Boba Fett's anything important to me.
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: efranks on January 9, 2010, 01:43 AM
I'm all in favor of mail-away programs.  I just wonder what they'll do with this, other than putting it on a vintage style cardback, which was already done, to make it more interesting than what's available now?  Maybe when they say "Boba Fett vintage" they mean the figure and not the packaging?

I would just like to know at what poing Boba Fett became the face of Empire?  Honestly, IMO, Boba Fett is an EU character that got over.  He didn't do a single thing on film to make him as loved as he is, his whole mythology is based on EU sources, some of which was completely retooled when Lucas made him a clone in AOTC.  Plus he screamed like a little bitch in ROTJ when he got his ass handed to him by a blind guy.  Other than looking cool, and speaking, he didn't do a lot more than Lobot.  Or Wedge.  I always find it funny when some OT (or Saga) purists talk about how awesome Fett is while ******** on all things EU, yet everything they love about Fett is EU based.  I think the irony is pretty funny.

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Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: commandernarra on January 9, 2010, 07:55 AM
Actually that Rocket Fett idea just hit me like a bomb. Last issue of Previews magazine showed the cover for Toyfare magazine #153 with the line Hasbro Star Wars exclusive: the figure 30 years in the making...
been pondering that for 2 days, but a rocket Fett makes total sense. What Y'all think?
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Scott on January 9, 2010, 09:01 AM
(http://www.rebelscum.com/vintage/vintbobafettfr.jpg)(http://theswca.com/images-conce/mock-boba-f.jpg)

Perhaps a modern update of one of these decos?

I suppose they could do the rocket firing thing if the missle was like the Clone Wars missles and 2" long.

The kit bashed one on the right is a little more intriguing to me
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Darth Broem on January 9, 2010, 09:23 AM
Besides Boba being the mail-away offer at least the vintage cardbacks sound interesting enough.  I know some people are going be upset the prequel figures will be on them.  I actually think it will be decent looking.   
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: JediJman on January 9, 2010, 10:01 AM
Some kind of rocket firing nod to the original would be really nice, even if it does have a 2" missile.
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jayson on January 9, 2010, 10:10 AM
I imagine if they do make another modern rocket firing Fett, he'd probably come with a firing missile and a "dummy" rocket (like the 300th Fett) to maintain the look of the vintage prototype.
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Darby on January 9, 2010, 12:10 PM
I think the rocket firing Fett is a lock.  What a cool idea.  I can't wait to see these.   :)
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Brian on January 9, 2010, 12:11 PM
Yeah, it'll be interesting to see what they can do with Fett that hasn't already been released over the past few years.  I'd take either of the ones Scott listed above, and like others have said, I'm a fan of mail aways in general, so I'm glad to hear they are continuing that.
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: CHEWIE on January 9, 2010, 06:49 PM

(http://theswca.com/images-conce/mock-boba-f.jpg)

The kit bashed one on the right is a little more intriguing to me

Same here, I think that would make for a pretty cool mail-away and would have a very cool nostalgia factor.
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: McMetal on January 9, 2010, 09:35 PM
Why do I have to join that frigging site just to look at their stupid pictures? That is weak as hell.

Shareware dudes, spread the love.
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: speedermike on January 9, 2010, 10:14 PM
I agree.  I can understand joinong to post, but to just look?  C'mon...
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jayson on January 9, 2010, 10:39 PM
You don't have to join to view the photos. Paste the thumbnail image address in your browser and remove the "_thumb" part of the address and voila - the fullsize image.

Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Daigo-Bah on January 9, 2010, 11:04 PM
Of course, the slide itself is questionable.  But if true, the Fett promotion is a bit dull.  That might have been a good place for Admiral Ackbar, a promotion from vintage days.
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: darthjaybay on January 9, 2010, 11:43 PM
Of course, the slide itself is questionable.  But if true, the Fett promotion is a bit dull.  That might have been a good place for Admiral Ackbar, a promotion from vintage days.

I have to disagree...  Fett was actually the first mail away promotion, right before the Empire Strikes Back release.  This would be the PERFECT mail away, seeing that its the 30th anniversary of Empire!

How great would it be if it was a reproduction of the original Fett prototype with the firing rocket???  Words cannot describe! 
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Daigo-Bah on January 10, 2010, 12:38 PM
Well sure, the Fett idea certainly has its history... but haven't we received every incarnation of modern Fett as recently as this year?  I mean, the rocket-firing idea might be a cool nod to the past, but I'd rather a mail-away get me something new and long-sought after.  I have too many Fetts as it is!
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: speedermike on January 10, 2010, 12:50 PM
I agree...but I would still like a white Boba Fett (not McQuarrie) that was the costume's first incarnation.
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: iFett on January 10, 2010, 06:22 PM

(http://theswca.com/images-conce/mock-boba-f.jpg)

The kit bashed one on the right is a little more intriguing to me

Same here, I think that would make for a pretty cool mail-away and would have a very cool nostalgia factor.

Forgive me for possibly being too young to remember, but what Fett is that  ???
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 10, 2010, 06:30 PM
That is the proto-type for the vintage Boba Fett. It is a kit bashed figure made up of a custom head,  c-3po torso, Stormtrooper arms, Death Star commander legs and a japanese robot backpack.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/thumb-add.jpg)
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Scott on January 10, 2010, 08:42 PM
(http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/multimedia/galleries/albums/userpics/10002/pre-production-boba_01.jpg)

Like this Mike?

The recent Kubrick series had:

(http://www.japanstarwars.com/main/data/2008/12/images/kub-boba.jpg)

They haven't madeSA versions of

Pre Production Fett (middle left)
Kenner Prototype Fett
Kenner Deco Fett (bottom left)
Droids Fett (middle right)

I'm hopeful it is either one of the Kenner versions...but the all white Pre Production one would be sort of cool too
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jabba the Slug on January 11, 2010, 12:28 AM
Why do I have to join that frigging site just to look at their stupid pictures? That is weak as hell.

Shareware dudes, spread the love.

I know, I registered as a forum member to see the pictures... ::) Ah, well.

And I do hope that Hasbro uses the ORIGINAL card for a mail-away Boba (not the one that was used in the VOTC 2004 with the caption on the front removed), and that the new Boba features a firing missile. Like someone said a few posts up, there's already a Boba on the pegs, which means hasbro has to do something fresh.
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 11, 2010, 04:13 AM
Since 2010 should be focusing on the anniversary of ESB, it certainly makes sense why they'd choose Fett as the mail-in.  However, I'm happy with having one concept version (from 30AC), so another doesn't really interest me personally.  A modern rocket-firing one does seem pretty cool, but would Hasbro invest in the tooling for it?
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: efranks on January 11, 2010, 09:56 AM
The white Fett is boring.  I was disappointed in the Kubrick version even, feeling that was a wasted spot since they were doing two all-white versions already.  We have the McQuarrie fig from 2007 in white so I'm good.

I'd like to see a real nod to the vintage figure in color and a rocket-firing option or even really do a vintage sculpt, which I doubt.  But I'd be fine with the other proto shown here or the alt paint scheme like on the vintage 12" and the Kubrick chase.

I just hope it's not something boring and any basic Fett release is boring to me since there's usually a version of him in the mix at retail.

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Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: speedermike on January 11, 2010, 08:28 PM
Hey...look at the tip of the gun in that White Fett costume photo...it's Luke's Lightsaber!
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jayson on January 11, 2010, 08:47 PM
Hey...look at the tip of the gun in that White Fett costume photo...it's Luke's Lightsaber!

Yep, and Fett's rifle in ESB is Vader's lightsaber minus the emitter shroud.  ;)
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 15, 2010, 04:43 PM
Maybe he'll be on the Jedi card with the Jedi scene picture.
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: ctonra on January 16, 2010, 04:27 PM
Just a thought the first time we saw Boba Fett in the Vintage line he was a sneak pick at what was coming in Empire.   Could this Fett be a sneak peak at what is coming in the Live action TV Show?
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jabba the Slug on January 18, 2010, 01:32 PM
This niftly little slide (http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/news/images2010a/images.php?image=03) pretty much confirms the Boba Fett mail-away. ;D I'm hoping that he includes a diorama like the mail-away Captain Rex and upcoming Nahdarr Vebb's... the background of the Star Destroyer where he and the bounty hunters meet Vader would be nice.
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: McMetal on January 19, 2010, 10:35 AM
This niftly little slide (http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/news/images2010a/images.php?image=03) pretty much confirms the Boba Fett mail-away. ;D I'm hoping that he includes a diorama like the mail-away Captain Rex and upcoming Nahdarr Vebb's... the background of the Star Destroyer where he and the bounty hunters meet Vader would be nice.

The thing that gets me, is that it doesn't look like they are really doing ANYTHING for the first 8 or 9 months. Where is the slide that says WHEN the actual new figure Waves will be released? That's the one I want to see.

Or would it just be a big friggin dartboard?
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 19, 2010, 11:44 AM
I have made it known that I don't hold too much stock in the validaty of these slides. At this point it kinda won't shock me either way - thats the state of mind I have got myself into because I guess nothing real substantial has been 100% confirmed at this point.

Whats bugging me now?  Why are the slides "trickling" out?  I assume that the slides are coming from the same "source", so the release of 1-2 power point slides a week baffles me.  I would just, I'll use the word again, assume that whoever is releasing these slides has them all.  So why don't we?  Whats with the tease? 

Also, though this is minor, some of the slides have the "subject to change" disclaimer on them, and some do not.

Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jayson on January 19, 2010, 11:58 AM
Why are the slides "trickling" out?  I assume that the slides are coming from the same "source", so the release of 1-2 power point slides a week baffles me.  I would just, I'll use the word again, assume that whoever is releasing these slides has them all.  So why don't we?  Whats with the tease?

The point is not to blow your load all at once. Releasing info like this is a guaranteed driver of site traffic with one ultimate goal: forcing visitors to come back for more by checking the respective sites every day and/or hour for the next spoon fed morsel. It is completely intentional.
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 19, 2010, 12:25 PM
ah that makes sense looking at it from a site's director point of view.  I also didn't put it all together until just now that JTA was the site exclusively getting these leaks first.
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: speedermike on January 19, 2010, 01:52 PM
Just a thought the first time we saw Boba Fett in the Vintage line he was a sneak pick at what was coming in Empire.   Could this Fett be a sneak peak at what is coming in the Live action TV Show?

That's the coolest idea ever..

I'm curious about the "TV MOVIE EVENT" in the Fall listed on the slide...
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Brian on January 19, 2010, 02:01 PM
Just a thought the first time we saw Boba Fett in the Vintage line he was a sneak pick at what was coming in Empire.   Could this Fett be a sneak peak at what is coming in the Live action TV Show?

That's the coolest idea ever..

I'm curious about the "TV MOVIE EVENT" in the Fall listed on the slide...

That is a great idea, it would be nice to get any kind of info/preview of the live action series.  I'm wondering if the "TV MOVIE EVENT" is the broadcast premiere of Clone Wars.  It'll have been two years this fall, and sometimes the lower box office earning movies make it to cable in that time.
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: speedermike on January 20, 2010, 09:13 AM
Here's my take on the mail away Fett.  I bet we get a nice carded Fett sometime next year.  It will be the existing Evolutions Fett with a movie acurate paintjob.  The "vinatge" card will be from Jedi with Fett on the Sailbarge.  The mail away will be the same figure with a vinatge figure paintjob, on the original vinatge card where he is shown using his flame thrower.   
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jabba the Slug on January 21, 2010, 08:27 PM
The mail away will be the same figure with a vinatge figure paintjob, on the original vinatge card where he is shown using his flame thrower.   

The only problems with a vintage Boba (IMO) are this:

ONE - we've already gotten our fair share of Boba's, and Hasbro's already pretty much made the ultimate Fett w/ the Evolutions set.

TWO - the vintage cardback was already re-released in the 2004 Vintage Original trilogy Collection.

So either Hasbro better come up with something new, stick a $100 bill into the packaging, or sculpt this figure out of gold.
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jayson on January 21, 2010, 08:35 PM
But that was the ROTJ nameplate card. Maybe it'll be the vintage deco on the Evo figure with the ESB  nameplate (41 back) card.
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: speedermike on January 21, 2010, 08:36 PM
OOPS...I totally forgot thet he came out in 2004 on that card...maybe they'll make his Jedi sarclacc pit battle card...
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Nicklab on January 21, 2010, 08:51 PM
Why are the slides "trickling" out?  I assume that the slides are coming from the same "source", so the release of 1-2 power point slides a week baffles me.  I would just, I'll use the word again, assume that whoever is releasing these slides has them all.  So why don't we?  Whats with the tease?

The point is not to blow your load all at once. Releasing info like this is a guaranteed driver of site traffic with one ultimate goal: forcing visitors to come back for more by checking the respective sites every day and/or hour for the next spoon fed morsel. It is completely intentional.

I wish it was really that calculated.
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: speedermike on February 4, 2010, 10:44 AM
This is from thsi weeks Q&A at Yodasnews...check out the response

YN: I love the OTC figures you've been doing lately, specifically the cantina aliens. Keep up the good work. I display the new stuff and some vintage Kenner stuff as well in my collection. Recently I was comparing my robust collection of modern cantina aliens to the 5 (Blue Snaggletooth) vintage cantina figures and realized how sorry a lot they are. I would love to fill out the old Kenner cantina playset with some more figures. To that end, do you think it would ever be possible to produce new "Kenner" style figures (5 points of articulation) of some different cantina aliens as either a pack in to a battle pack or a mail away figure? I'd love to see your take on what Dr. Evazon or Brainiac would have looked like if they actually were produced in the original Kenner run with some 70's deco. I know that this would mostly be collector focused and that it could be argued that figures like Wuher and Dr. Evazon could already be considered in that style in their current form but they're not really the same. Give it some consideration.

Hasbro: We have looked at this numerous times over the past couple of years, and have decided that we would move forward with the new sculpting, deco, and articulation, rather than look back. The reason is that there are a lot of diverse collecting interests in Star Wars, but we need to keep focused on the heart and soul of collector demand, which is the realistic-style modern aesthetic. There will be one important exception to this that we will announce officially at Toy Fare in a couple weeks, but there will not be any return to the simpler style of figures we grew up with.
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: efranks on February 4, 2010, 10:52 AM
Sounds like we'll get a Fett with the vintage paint scheme.  It'll be interesting to see if they just take an existing figure or of we'll get one that's slightly modfied, maybe one with a helmet that echos the styling of the vintage Kenner piece, with the fixed range finder. 

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Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 4, 2010, 12:03 PM
I almost read that as he will be truly in a Replica Vintage Sculpt Style.
I will place my bets there. I think this is more than a deco, he is old school.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Scott on February 5, 2010, 09:03 AM
(http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/news/images2010a/ATATIMAGE.jpg)

Is that Boba Fett on the top speeder?
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jayson on February 5, 2010, 09:11 AM
No, it's Cody. (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4332588352_53f82bda27_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 5, 2010, 11:08 AM
Wait... is that an official unofficial picture of the at-at?

EDIT: Yes, I now see in the At-At thread. Cool.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 5, 2010, 07:36 PM
Wow - so this might be a reproduction of the vintage Boba Fett from Kenner?

I guess I would be okay with that. I would almost prefer that they took the Evolutions Boba Fett and colored him up like the vintage Kenner figure instead.

Oh well....
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Darth Broem on February 5, 2010, 11:47 PM
It MIGHT be.  I would be fine with it.  I would imagine they would put some sort of modern spin to it.  I am thinking something along the lines of that Early Bird Telescoping Luke from a few years back.  However, I could just see them putting out a reproduction of the vintage Fett and then have that be the start of a whole new subline...yep the old Kenner figures.  LOL!  In all honesty I would probably go for vintage style figures that were never made like Tarkin, Rebel Fleet Trooper, etc.  It won't happen but just saying...
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jabba the Slug on February 6, 2010, 03:39 AM
OMG!! We might actually get a replica of the original Vintage missile-firing figure! (http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/content/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=5794/#details) Now that's what is supposed to be a mail-away. I would have been so unsatisifed if Hasbro even dared re-release the Evo. sculpt - we JUST got it in TLC red phase!

Like I said a few posts ago, Hasbro has already re-released every SA version of Boba numerous times. And the Vintage carding was already reused in the 2004 VOTC. So Hasbro has to up their game.

If you haven't read the news or don't know what the hell I'm talking about, just clicky the link I provided.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 6, 2010, 09:27 AM
Or maybe the kit-bashed version from the back of the original mail-away packages...
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Darby on February 6, 2010, 10:52 AM
I think all Hasbro is refering to in the Q&A at JTA is the vintage cards themselves.  I think this will be a rocket firing Fett, but a modern one.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: efranks on February 7, 2010, 12:39 AM
I've read that Q&A answer a few times and it's easy to read it several ways.  I'm assuming that even though they call this release an "exception," they still say in the same sentence that there will be no return to the "simpler style" of figures.  So is this an exception to even that or not?  I don't know, I try not to read too much into Hasbro's wording, I don't think they're trying to be clever and the rampant speculation (not to mention complete lack of general reading comprehension) usually just leads to ridiculous conclusions.

Actually, it's even speculation that this refers to the mail-away Fett since they don't say that they are and the question doesn't even reference him. Anyway, my guess is that they are talking about the Fett figure and my thought is that they'll at least do a classic Kenner paint app and may do some type of helmet update to mimic the Kenner fig (like they did with Luke's telescoping saber).  I also think the firing backpack will be included, but will it be a modern type or will Fett have a new torso that incorporates it but still have more modern arms and leg articulation?

Whatever they come up with, I'm probably going to like it.

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Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: efranks on February 12, 2010, 08:32 PM
Still not confirmation of a 5 point of articulation sculpt, but according to Hasbro, the mail-away Fett will be "identically styled after the 1980 mail-away figure."

The full release:

Quote
Additionally fans are also encouraged to collect five of the marked figures in the new vintage lineup to send away for their very own “Rocket Firing” BOBA FETT action figure, identically styled after the 1980 mail-away figure.

I'm hoping that the "marked figures" comment doesn't refer to stickers like we did before.  The whole relase is a little oddly worded.  Anyway, there it is.

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Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jayson on February 12, 2010, 08:43 PM
Link (http://www.hasbro.com/corporate/media/press-releases/HASBRO-STAR-WARS-2010-TOY-LINE-CAPTURES-THE-EXCITEMENT-AND-ADVENTURE-OF-POPULAR-STAR-WARS-THE-CLONE-WARS-ANIMATED-SERIES.cfm)
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: McMetal on February 13, 2010, 09:06 AM
I am SO getting this!

Though I have to wonder, how is this any less of a choking/blinding hazard now than it was 30 years ago?
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 13, 2010, 09:10 AM
Cool. Great idea on Hasbro's part.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Darby on February 13, 2010, 03:28 PM
No.  *******.  Way. (http://tweetphoto.com/11284850)

There's 20 grand I don't have to spend now.   :)
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Ben on February 13, 2010, 03:41 PM
whoa.
Title: Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 13, 2010, 04:05 PM
I almost read that as he will be truly in a Replica Vintage Sculpt Style.
I will place my bets there. I think this is more than a deco, he is old school.

I knew it! I personally would have rather  see n a modern Fett repainted Vintage style.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 13, 2010, 04:13 PM
I knew it! I personally would have rather seen a modern Fett repainted Vintage style.

Same here. To me, this is just YUCK

When I was a kid, the vintage figures were "cool" because there wasn't anything any better.

Now we've had several years of figures that are A LOT better in terms of sculpting and articulation.

Why couldn't this have just been a Vintage-deco of a modern sculpted figure? Just like the 2005 Early-Bird-Kit was modern versions of the 1978 EBK figures.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: iFett on February 13, 2010, 04:28 PM
Sweet!  I for one am a happy Fett.  Outside of Jabba - I don't own a single vintage SW figure.  I had a feeling Hasbro would do this after releasing the vinty Snow Job.  I've just never found the time to start tracking down an "original" loose collection.  Hopefully this will motivate me to get on the ball.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Brian on February 13, 2010, 08:16 PM
This is pretty sweet.  I would have been happy with a "modern" one as well, but I do think it is kind of cool that they are doing this.  This, combined with the vintage packaging and big "OT" kickoff to this line really is great I think, and probably is a nice "collector push" by Hasbro as well.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: JediJman on February 14, 2010, 11:19 PM
I love it!  I'll be getting a couple of these at least.  Wow.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jabba the Slug on February 15, 2010, 01:20 PM
OMG I totally figured this was the direction Hasbro would go in! This is most definitely going to be one of my few prized figures! I'm glad Hasbro didn't try to do some lame repaint of the current Evo. figure!

Hasbro is definitely back!
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jesse James on February 16, 2010, 04:33 AM
I like this, as from a long-time collector's POV, getting a holy grail item...  sorta...  is nice, because a rocket firing Fett was just never in the cards for me and my collection.  To me, coming from the manufacturer (sure it's not "Kenner" but it's the descendant ultimately), this is nice.  I'm more tempted to put it into my vintage display than my modern one, and likely will go that route.

I'll never own a real original, and this has subtle differences in the sculpt, and so with that I'm happy to add it as almost something that was missing from my vintage set that I just had resigned myself to never actually being able to afford.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 16, 2010, 11:04 AM
It's going to feel a little weird to open one, but I'm sure there's going to be plenty. It'll sure be a conversation piece to those who remember, but don't collect.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jeff on February 16, 2010, 12:19 PM
I'll never own a real original, and this has subtle differences in the sculpt, and so with that I'm happy to add it as almost something that was missing from my vintage set that I just had resigned myself to never actually being able to afford.

This is sort of my thought - it's a cheap way to add a nifty "rocket fett" to a vintage collection and to me, it's just as legit as one of the custom ones that are out there in the vintage world.  It may not be a first-shot or a prototype like some of the big vinty collectors have, but I think it's a neat idea for a mail-away from a line that is doing all it can to pay homage to the original vinty line.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jesse James on February 16, 2010, 07:50 PM
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and to me, it's just as legit as one of the custom ones that are out there in the vintage world.

I even put it higher than those.  They're neat, but they're ultimately a custom.  At least this was made by the people that hold the license, ya know?  So I'm digging it and looking forward to it.  There's things I probably would've liked more, but this is good enough for me really.  It's nifty, unique, kind of weird, and it ties into the vintage.

I was never in the hunt even for a real one, so this is great for those of us who wouldn't even consider plunking the cash down on the real deal...  It's unique too, for Hasbro.  I applaud the thinking outside the box.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: iFett on February 16, 2010, 08:02 PM
So this isn't an exact replica of the vinty version?  What was changed and why?  Not that it really matters as I'm going to pick a few of these up, but it would be nice to know I guess.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: EpicGon on February 16, 2010, 09:07 PM
This release of a vintage figure must serve as an example to release others items that were hard to collect

this means a re-release of vintage jawa, death squad commander, tie pilot, yak face

Do it Hasbro you have the molds.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: JediJman on February 16, 2010, 09:23 PM
This release of a vintage figure must serve as an example to release others items that were hard to collect

this means a re-release of vintage jawa, death squad commander, tie pilot, yak face

Do it Hasbro you have the molds.

I'm a little conflicted on that one.  I see your point about wanting easier access to some of the harder to find items from the past (though not sure how "rare" those are outside of Yak Face).  The difference here is that there were extremely few of the rocket firing fetts made, so it's much harder for anyone to obtain.  While somewhat expensive, you can get pretty much any of the original figures (ex variations) for about $100 or less on the secondary market.

I also think that one of the desirable parts of having a collection is owning things that are rare.  If everyone has it, then you take away the special part of your collection that is limited to just you and a few others.  I think people that worked really hard or spent a lot to acquire rarer pieces would be pretty ticked off to see replicas made.  Look at the handful of collectors who are already upset about going back to the vintage style cards. 

It is one thing to pay tribute to the classics of old and honor them with something like this.  It is something else entirely to just wholesale copy what has been done before. 
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Crackbrick on February 16, 2010, 09:33 PM
Is there a site with history on this figure?
I know about J and L slots but I'm at a loss to remember if any of them actually fired the rocket.
I know none were ever released to the public.

cb
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Darby on February 16, 2010, 09:35 PM
I kind of wonder what the opinion of those who have invested time and money - lots of money - into authentic rocket firing Fetts.  This one is so clearly different in execution that there would never be any confusion, but the patina is kind of off in a way - now everyone will 'have' one.

I personally think it's great, and in a way, it's Kenner/Hasbro completing the collection.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: iFett on February 16, 2010, 10:09 PM
Wasn't there a vintage boxed set released in 97 or so that pissed off many vinty collectors?  I understand your post Justin, but there's many of us out there that haven't delved into picking up a vintage line so this is a wonderful opportunity for us.  Look at Transformers and all their reissues over the years.  All the vinty stuff lost value, but do I care?  No.  I'm just glad to have certain pieces in my collection.  Slap in the face? Yes - and I can understand that people like you (vinty collector) would be pissed about stuff like this who spent all the time and $.  What was the answer to a question posed to Hasbro at Toy Fair? - Do you make toys or collectibles?

Toys (i think was the answer)


Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: JediJman on February 16, 2010, 11:04 PM
Wasn't there a vintage boxed set released in 97 or so that pissed off many vinty collectors?  I understand your post Justin, but there's many of us out there that haven't delved into picking up a vintage line so this is a wonderful opportunity for us.  Look at Transformers and all their reissues over the years.  All the vinty stuff lost value, but do I care?  No.  I'm just glad to have certain pieces in my collection.  Slap in the face? Yes - and I can understand that people like you (vinty collector) would be pissed about stuff like this who spent all the time and $.  What was the answer to a question posed to Hasbro at Toy Fair? - Do you make toys or collectibles?

Toys (i think was the answer)




I think you misunderstood my post.  I'm not pissed at all about it - quite the contrary.  I also have the Collector's 4-pack from 1995 and thought it was a cool set.  I'm talking about other die hard collectors being upset, like those bothred by the vintage care re-releases, not myself.  If anything, I've been very complementary of things like this and the move to the vintage cardbacks.  I'm not in favor of re-running vintage molds, but wouldn't be up in arms about it either.

There are certainly a fair number of collectors out there and despite the question about what Hasbro makes (of course they're going to say toys), the vintage line and rocket fett are targeting collectors.  If some are pissed about rereleasing vintage cardbacks, I assume even more would be upset about them re-releasing several vintage molds again.  I don't think it's as much about value of their toys decreasing as it is satisfaction in having something relatively rare in your collection.  That's my take on it anyway.  Most vintage collectors try to shy away from things like repro guns, so having to worry about repro figures as well might not be such a welcome move.

Besides, I doubt the vintage molds hold much appeal as toys for kids.  If a re-release of the vintage molds primarily just appeals to collectors and a fair amount of them would be upset by the move, there doesn't seem to be a lot of opportunity for success.  And for collectors like yourself who might be interested in tracking down vintage figs, why not just buy up actual vintage figs?  If you're willing to spend $8-9 per figure, you can acquire a pretty nice vintage collection without any re-releases.   ;)
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jeff on February 16, 2010, 11:21 PM
If a re-release of the vintage molds primarily just appeals to collectors and a fair amount of them would be upset by the move, there doesn't seem to be a lot of opportunity for success. 

Which is exactly why it's ONE figure that is a mail-away and not at basic retail.  It's a fun mail-away.  That's it.  It's not intended to be a sign they are willing to do more or anything - just a neat cap to bringing back the vintage look.

Kenner did the 4-pack in '95 and now 15 years later we get this Fett.  Maybe they'll do another in 2025.   :P
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jesse James on February 17, 2010, 02:48 AM
iFett,

Hasbro said in their presentation that they weren't able to duplicate the rocket firing Fett exactly, so there will be subtle differences.  To me, those differences should suffice everyone who wants an original and those who are content to get this...

As far as how others feel?  I guess I really don't care if some guy with a real rocket firing Fett is pissed off.  But my hat's off to him for having the real deal, and I'm still envious if it makes him feel better.  But I'll never own one, and I wouldn't put the time into owning an original.  If someone offered me one at a price I felt I could justify (which probably wouldn't ever be near enough to what it's worth), I'd love to own an original...  This won't diminish that "desire" in me as a vintage collector myself.

To me it just makes something very similar (again, not exact) that will be cool to own, and I'll still never own an original...

I don't totally get the carded anger though.  These cards are close and all, but the figures/bubbles are obviously different, and the back of the card's nowhere near original, so can you really be that annoyed with those?

What I don't care for is attempting to fake things, fake buyers and take advantage of them...  But these things have noticeable enough differences that anyone who's made themselves aware should be able to avoid the fakers.  It's like repro weapons.  If you know what you're doing, you'll not get scammed on those either.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: ruiner on February 17, 2010, 09:45 AM
Yeah, completely noticeable, like, oh, I don't know - the figure on the card?!

Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Rob on February 17, 2010, 11:33 AM
As long as they're clearly dated 2010, I think it's a cool promo.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jeff on February 18, 2010, 11:52 PM
Finally got around to high-resing the slides...

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Toy_Fair_2010/Hasbro_Star_Wars/Collector_Presentation/Slide22.JPG)
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on February 19, 2010, 12:56 PM
wow thanks for that!  initially, to me, getting this thing loose was not really a big deal - but I really do like how it looks MOC - I'll likely keep it that way.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Darth Broem on February 19, 2010, 08:51 PM
Is Fett coming carded or in the little baggie?
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Crackbrick on February 19, 2010, 09:00 PM
Carded like in the pic above.
Going to open mine.

cb
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Darby on February 19, 2010, 09:32 PM
I'll be getting two (problem solved).   :)
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: David on February 19, 2010, 09:55 PM
This is awesome. I can't wait to order this! 8)
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Darth Broem on February 20, 2010, 07:34 AM
Carded like in the pic above.
Going to open mine.

cb

Sweet!
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: evenflow on February 23, 2010, 12:48 PM
Very awesome, i hope to mail away for a few of them.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 23, 2010, 03:32 PM
At least we will be able to tell the difference between this and the "real thing". I wish we were getting one that looks like the prototype or maybe done in Holiday Special colors.  ;)

(http://www.thecustomalliance.com/hruby/ph-boba-holiday.jpg)
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on February 23, 2010, 05:24 PM
Do it Hasbro you have the molds.

Actually they probably don't, based on the condition of most 1980s toy tools these days.

The story of the 1995 Classic 4-Pack was that these were new figures based on the original *figures*-- not molds-- and were slightly downsized with the modern-sized foot peg hole.  It wouldn't stun me if this new Boba Fett were new tooling that's very faithful to the original but not quite an original Boba Fett.

(Personally I thought this was a bit of a drag of a choice.  I was peeved it wasn't a modern sculpt figure with a firing rocket in vintage "Kenner" colors when I first heard about it.)
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 23, 2010, 08:59 PM
(Personally I thought this was a bit of a drag of a choice.  I was peeved it wasn't a modern sculpt figure with a firing rocket in vintage "Kenner" colors when I first heard about it.)

Count me in on those sentiments as well. I just can't wrap my head around what the appeal of this figure could possibly be.

If you're going to go vintage-looking, then why not make the figure that was actually shown in the offer stickers? The final Boba Fett figure looks NOTHING like that figure.

Instead they make a figure that LOOKS like the vintage Fett that was released only this one has the ability to have a spring loaded missile which, due to child safety standards that were put in place (and caused the original Vintage figure to be changed), is pretty much the same missile we got with the 300th edition Boba Fett. So again, it's off the mark from being the same type of mechanism that would have been offered by Kenner had some kids playing with BSG toys not decided to end it all by shooting the missiles down their throats.

In reading a lot of their Q&A answers, they frequently will mention whether or not a figure or vehicle meets a specific "need" for the line, has support of current media or fits into the bucket of a kind of play-pattern they are after. I can't think of one condition where this "new" vintage Fett fits into ANY of those buckets. Kids won't want this, there's no media to support it and since the figure doesn't fit in with the Animated Line or the Modern Vintage line, there's no compatible play-pattern.

I know that there are a lot of folks here who are really excited by this figure and admittedly, I will send away for one to put into my carded Vintage line collection. I do however, see this being a promotion just like the Captain Rex one where they extend the deadline for getting your money and PoPs in because they manufactured WAY more than what the demand is.

I would have rather seen them release a Boba Fett styled like the Clone Wars 3-D cartoon figures!
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jayson on February 23, 2010, 10:30 PM
By the sounds of it, kids didn't want Legacy/realistic movie figures anyway. This figure and the new Vintage line in general isn't aimed at that demo either, it's aimed at the adult collector market that is left and at those who still appreciate modern collecting's roots with the added support of it being the 30th Anniversary of ESB.

In my opinion, it's a brilliant and unexpected move - an occurrence that is rare these days from Hasbro.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jesse James on February 23, 2010, 10:41 PM
It wouldn't stun me if this new Boba Fett were new tooling that's very faithful to the original but not quite an original Boba Fett.

It was said at Toy Fair, and I think I repeated it here in the thread for everyone (somewhere), that this is a totally new sculpt actually that tried to be as faithful as possible to the original, but which will have subtle differences (none specifically were mentioned).  Definitely new though...  That was one of the things that will ultimately set it off from originals too, should the inevitable fakery come about.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: JediJman on February 23, 2010, 10:54 PM
Wow, are those really the photos?  That looks awful.   >:(  Why can't they just make it like the prototype shown?!
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Brian on February 24, 2010, 10:20 AM
By the sounds of it, kids didn't want Legacy/realistic movie figures anyway. This figure and the new Vintage line in general isn't aimed at that demo either, it's aimed at the adult collector market that is left and at those who still appreciate modern collecting's roots with the added support of it being the 30th Anniversary of ESB.

In my opinion, it's a brilliant and unexpected move - an occurrence that is rare these days from Hasbro.

Yeah, I think Hasbro has even come to the concession that the Legacy, now Vintage Collection, is pretty much strictly for collectors.  I think that's why you are seeing them pull out all the stops as far as bringing back vintage packaging, slowing down the releases, focusing on "ultimate" versions of each release, and now this Fett mail away.  They are trying to appeal to the collectors primarily with this line now, and I guess if kids buy some too - all the better.  I for one sort of like the Fett mail away.  Its obviously something I (or most of us) wouldn't ever be able to get a "real" version of - so it is a nice nod to our audience I think.  I'm curious what the back of the card will look like on this one.  Since the rest of the "Vintage Collection" has a back different from the vintage line (but the same as VOTC), I'm wondering if they'd go with an "old school" back for this or not.  I don't believe it was shown, unless I'm just forgetting, but that would be kind of nifty.  I could see them having some sort of back explaining the history of the figure or something too.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 24, 2010, 10:22 AM
(Personally I thought this was a bit of a drag of a choice.  I was peeved it wasn't a modern sculpt figure with a firing rocket in vintage "Kenner" colors when I first heard about it.)

I couldn't agree more. I am not crazy about this at all and would love a modern Fett in old school colors. That way it would contribute to my display as a generic Mando.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: iFett on February 24, 2010, 10:35 AM
I'm curious what the back of the card will look like on this one.  Since the rest of the "Vintage Collection" has a back different from the vintage line (but the same as VOTC), I'm wondering if they'd go with an "old school" back for this or not.  I don't believe it was shown, unless I'm just forgetting, but that would be kind of nifty.

I would hope it's something old school.  Heck - I don't get why the standard vinty line can't have the backs like the old cards...It worked for GI Joe a few years ago.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: efranks on February 24, 2010, 11:11 AM
I'm not sure I've seen this answered anywhere; did Hasbro mention at Toy Fair if you'll need POPs from the Vintage Collection figures to mail away for Fett or will they take Saga Legends and CW POPs as well?  And, what assortments?  Only the new 2010 assortments or will the 2008-2010 CW/SL/TLC assortments also work?

   E...
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jeff on February 24, 2010, 11:43 AM
I don't have all my TF notes with me at work, but IIRC it sure sounded like only the new 2010 Vintage figures will be included in the Fett offer by using pack-in stickers and not POPs.

I can double-check my notes when I get home or maybe someone else (Jesse, Nick) could chime in with what they recall...
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Brian on February 24, 2010, 02:08 PM
I'm curious what the back of the card will look like on this one.  Since the rest of the "Vintage Collection" has a back different from the vintage line (but the same as VOTC), I'm wondering if they'd go with an "old school" back for this or not.  I don't believe it was shown, unless I'm just forgetting, but that would be kind of nifty.

I would hope it's something old school.  Heck - I don't get why the standard vinty line can't have the backs like the old cards...It worked for GI Joe a few years ago.

I agree, I was sort of hoping they would go "all vintage" with the cardbacks, and have the old style backs with "31" figures or whatever (I guess in this case it could be 37).  Having pics of the figures on the way, with the colored backgrounds behind them and everything, would be kind of cool - just like the old days.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jesse James on February 24, 2010, 03:48 PM
I think you're right Jeff, that the Vinty figures have a pack-in sticker and they're all that's included with that offer.  I wouldn't be shocked to see another Clone Wars offer later after the Vebb stuff's up.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: EpicGon on March 1, 2010, 10:37 AM
This vintage re-release could be different from the vinty original if it comes with a corrected stand pose, that means
in 1978-1980 Fett stands tilted to the side. In the add his posture looks straight.

I suppose this because my vinty Fett stands tilted to the side.

Although there were two tri-logo repacks near 1985 which corrected his stand.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jabba the Slug on March 6, 2010, 04:05 AM
I wonder what the date stamp will be. Will be very displeased if it says 2010.  :P
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: JediJman on March 6, 2010, 07:51 AM
This vintage re-release could be different from the vinty original if it comes with a corrected stand pose, that means
in 1978-1980 Fett stands tilted to the side. In the add his posture looks straight.

I suppose this because my vinty Fett stands tilted to the side.

Although there were two tri-logo repacks near 1985 which corrected his stand.

Really?  Are you talking the Rocket Firing vinty or the regular release?  My vintage Fetts don't seem to lean at all.   ???

I wonder what the date stamp will be. Will be very displeased if it says 2010.  :P

I would expect it to say 2009 or 2010 - why will you be displeased?
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: EpicGon on March 6, 2010, 11:15 AM
Hi JediIman I was talking of the regular release, but I established a connection with the rocket firing cause they share the same mold.

the photo of the leaned fetts is on rebelscum:

http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=toys2/TriBobas.JPG

in this pic only the Boba at the center stands straight.

Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: JediJman on March 6, 2010, 03:40 PM
Hmmn...guess your eyese are better than mine because both the middle one and the one on the right look straight as an arrow to me.  The one on the left appears to be leaning, though I think it's overstated by the angle of the photo.  Regardless, I have no Fetts with a black belt on them - is this the rare karate version of Fett?  My collection sports four different color combinations of Fett and none of them lean when I stand them on a flat surface.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: efranks on March 30, 2010, 02:33 AM
I'm not sure I've seen this answered anywhere; did Hasbro mention at Toy Fair if you'll need POPs from the Vintage Collection figures to mail away for Fett or will they take Saga Legends and CW POPs as well?  And, what assortments?  Only the new 2010 assortments or will the 2008-2010 CW/SL/TLC assortments also work?

   E...

I'm going to bump this question because I don't think I've seen an answer to it yet.  Do we know yet if the Fett mail-away takes UPC codes and, if so, from what assortments?  Or do the figures come packed with redemption stickers like the Indiana Jones line or previous VOTC/VTSC/VTAC figures did?

   E...
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jeff on March 30, 2010, 02:57 AM
JJ and I took our best shot...

I don't have all my TF notes with me at work, but IIRC it sure sounded like only the new 2010 Vintage figures will be included in the Fett offer by using pack-in stickers and not POPs.

I think you're right Jeff, that the Vinty figures have a pack-in sticker and they're all that's included with that offer.  I wouldn't be shocked to see another Clone Wars offer later after the Vebb stuff's up.

It has not been officially confirmed/announced, but the plan as of Toy Fair was using only vintage for the vintage mail-away.  The CW and Legends POPs will be used for a different mail-away later this Fall (some kind of game mat/case and CW Clone figure, can't recall his name).
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jesse James on March 30, 2010, 03:13 AM
Sgt. Bric, according to Jedi News.UK I believe.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jabba the Slug on April 1, 2010, 01:25 PM
I wonder what the date stamp will be. Will be very displeased if it says 2010.  :P

I would expect it to say 2009 or 2010 - why will you be displeased?

You see, I come from the "somewhat younger" Star Wars generation (I'm 15 :D). That being said, I have not one Vintage figure :( and I certainly would like to have a figure that's harkens back to the "Golden Age" of Star Wars. I really like this mail-away because it certainly stands out from all the other figures, and it's a small piece of history. So how can it be "history" (at least to me) if it says 2010 on the figure's foot? I'm pretty much looking forward to a figure that looks like you traveled back in time to the 1970s and brought this back with you.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: EpicGon on April 2, 2010, 12:20 PM
how much would cost this Boba Fett if somebody buys it at retail (without the redemption notes)?

Will it be eligible for Saga Legends?
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jabba the Slug on April 2, 2010, 08:13 PM
Now that I think about it, where will the POPs/certificate for this guy be included? The TVC plastic bubbles are too small to store the certificate. The VTSC and VTAC had the plastic clamshells to store the items.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 2, 2010, 08:42 PM
They'll probably go old school and you'll have to cut out the POP.  Instead of a certificate, you'll have to send them a self-addressed, stamped envelope or something...maybe download a form.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jeff on April 2, 2010, 08:50 PM
The TVC plastic bubbles are too small to store the certificate.

Uh... no they aren't.  You can see everything all folded up at the bottom of the bubble in the toy fair shots -

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Toy_Fair_2010/Hasbro_Star_Wars/ToyFair_2010_128.JPG)
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jesse James on April 3, 2010, 01:16 AM
I like the placement of his goggles...  That's, uh, weird.  :)
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Scott on April 3, 2010, 01:17 AM
You don't wear your goggles there?
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jesse James on April 3, 2010, 01:29 AM
It's not my normal thoughts on protection there, no.  I may start though.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jabba the Slug on April 3, 2010, 04:00 PM
I like the placement of his goggles...  That's, uh, weird.  :)

Wow, I totally did not notice those goggles! Well, hey, it is Star Wars, after all.

And good eye, I didn't catch the redemption certificate tucked away in there!
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: P-Siddy on April 3, 2010, 04:04 PM
You don't wear your goggles there?

Gotta protect the one-eyed monster somehow.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jesse James on June 2, 2010, 07:38 PM
So, as per the Q&A this round on the front page, it seems like it's 5 POP, and will go back to the Red packaged stuff too...  Meaning if that Boba offer pops up early online to print-out, people should be able to start sending in for them immediately.  I threw out half my BAD figure POP's but kept a baggie full incase I wanted another Vebb.

Good to have that information ready.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jabba the Slug on June 3, 2010, 01:09 PM
That's great news! I didn't want to have to throw out my red LC POPs when TVC starts. There was a story on Rebelscum (last week?) in which a reader had already(!) gotten 2 mail-away Bobas - I wonder how he did it. There were pictures of the Bobas and everything.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jayson on June 3, 2010, 01:20 PM
That's great news! I didn't want to have to throw out my red LC POPs when TVC starts. There was a story on Rebelscum (last week?) in which a reader had already(!) gotten 2 mail-away Bobas - I wonder how he did it. There were pictures of the Bobas and everything.

It was from an overseas collector.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: efranks on June 3, 2010, 03:58 PM
I'm glad you guys asked about the requirements on that Boba Mail-away.  Apparently that information was irrelevant on the RS forum, they were more concerned with the Vintage Collection hanger tags and if they'd be punched by the factory or not. 

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Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jayson on June 3, 2010, 04:13 PM
Apparently that information was irrelevant on the RS forum, they were more concerned with the Vintage Collection hanger tags and if they'd be punched by the factory or not. 

The Fett is unpunched in those recent pics BTW  :P
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 3, 2010, 11:46 PM
To be a true vintage tribute, the mail-away Boba Fett should not be carded.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 4, 2010, 11:41 AM
Excellent point Mr. Fury.

Great to know that we can still use all of the Legacy collection UPC's.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jesse James on June 4, 2010, 02:30 PM
Apparently that information was irrelevant on the RS forum, they were more concerned with the Vintage Collection hanger tags and if they'd be punched by the factory or not. 

The Fett is unpunched in those recent pics BTW  :P

Which is interesting because we posted some carded Wave 1 Vintage samples which were brand new, and they were all punched.  I wonder if they went the extra mile on Fett, and the basic figures are just going to come out with the holes punched.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Darby on July 2, 2010, 12:12 PM
Mailed off for my first two this morning.   ;D 

The placement of the stickers didn't turn out to be a big a concern as I might have thought; either I lucked out or whoever (or whatever) is doing it is placing them where it looks best.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 2, 2010, 02:55 PM
Is it okay to send out the Boba Fett offers so soon?

The cases do indeed indicate that they are not to be sold until August 6th.

Sure I know there are leaks and nothing will come of them, but I could see Hasbro rejecting any submissions that come in before the date the product is supposed to be sold.

I was wondering the same thing about the Sargeant Bric offer too - technically we're not supposed to be in possession of either certificate at this point.

Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: efranks on July 2, 2010, 03:05 PM
I don't think I'd worry about it.  I plan on sending them in as soon as I pick up the forms which, hopefully, will be this weekend after I make a trip to TRU. 

Although I'm not holding out hope there will be anything left to buy since this stuff already dropped a couple days ago.

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Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: JediMoses on July 2, 2010, 08:39 PM
Anyone know if we can use a scan of tbd form?  Does anyone want to share?
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jayson on July 2, 2010, 08:41 PM
Anyone know if we can use a scan of tbd form?  Does anyone want to share?

I have a few that I can distribute at our next meeting Matt.  8)
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: efranks on July 3, 2010, 01:36 AM
Anyone know if we can use a scan of tbd form?  Does anyone want to share?

I probably wouldn't chance it.  I'd either use a form from a figure or a printed form if Hasbro offers one on their website like they did for Vebb and the Eopie.

The redemption company would probably honor it, as long as the POPs and check were in there, but the forms should be easy enough to pick up, so why chance it?

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Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jesse James on July 3, 2010, 01:45 AM
I thought the instructions generally say no scans/copies?  Only print-outs from the site or actual forms from figures.  I could be wrong on that.  Check and old one though, to see what the rule regulations are to be sure though.  That'd be my advice.

Same with when you send in...  If it says, "Post marked between X & Y", then the rules are pretty clear.  If it just says postmarked by Y though, you're probably good to go sending them in immediately.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 3, 2010, 06:17 PM
From the Fett Cert:

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Offical Redemption Certificate must be postmarked by April 30, 2011 and received by May 8, 2011. Late requests will not be honored, acknowledged or returned.

It also says:

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No copies, duplicates or other reproductions will be accepted.


For the copies/duplicates, I always assumed that they meant the UPC clippings, since they often put the certs on their website so you can print them out, I doubt they care if the cert is legit.

For the date though, I know that they haven't covered themselves with a between X date and Y date clause, but technically we're not supposed to have the product "in hand" at this point in time - so they COULD invalidate your submissions because they feel you obtained the product either from an overseas eBay auction or against their street date through a brick-and-mortar store.

Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 10, 2010, 10:34 PM
Ok. My Boba Fett mail-away check is in the mail. Let's see how long this takes.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: evenflow on July 11, 2010, 03:38 PM
Mailed away for mine yesterday, would like to send away for another.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jabba the Slug on July 12, 2010, 01:40 PM
I hope the shipping for this offer is better than it was for Nahdarr - man, that guy appeard on my doorstep in terrble shape!
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 12, 2010, 07:11 PM
I think it is the same exact ex-walmart employees that personally stomp on each box when they put the shipping label on it.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Keonobi on July 13, 2010, 04:50 PM
I think it is the same exact ex-walmart employees that personally stomp on each box when they put the shipping label on it.

The labeller is foot operated....
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Darby on September 9, 2010, 07:40 PM
Got my two today.  Both were crushed up.   :(

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/photo.jpg)

Both bubbles were separated from the card. 
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jesse James on September 9, 2010, 10:44 PM
I like Justin Bieber too. :)
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Crackbrick on September 10, 2010, 06:47 AM
Got my two today.  Both were crushed up.   :(

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/photo.jpg)

Both bubbles were separated from the card. 

That pic freaked me out.

cb
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on September 10, 2010, 09:30 AM
I like Justin Bieber too. :)

THAT'S A DUDE IN THE PICTURE? ???
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 10, 2010, 10:01 AM
I guess Darby's kids have been playing with his desktop background again. At least, I hope so.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: McMetal on September 10, 2010, 10:40 AM
Crap, I haven't even sent away for this yet...still missing a UPC. Probably too late already.  ::)

The prices for these things on eBay are REDONKULOUS.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: ruiner on September 10, 2010, 12:15 PM
You have until April 2011.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Rob on September 10, 2010, 12:53 PM
Crap, I haven't even sent away for this yet...still missing a UPC. Probably too late already.  ::)

The prices for these things on eBay are REDONKULOUS.

I've got extras - let me know if you haven't found any by next March.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: McMetal on September 10, 2010, 01:25 PM
Thanks guys, I know the deadline's far off but Hasbro has a terrible track record (IMHO) recently of ordering enough product for these promotions. And the Boba Fett one is probably going to be their most popular one ever. I'm guessing if I don't get this in within the next few weeks I am looking at one of those loathsome postcards for sure.

I did just discover this past week though, that there are actually eBay auctions for just UPC's. That's a lot better than buying extra figures I didn't need just for the little strip of cardboard.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Rob on September 10, 2010, 03:16 PM
If you're really worried about it, PM me a mailing address and I"ll send you a POP - I've got a few extras.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Darby on September 10, 2010, 04:57 PM
Ha, ha, funny.  That's actually Kate Winslet.  Bieber is on my other computer.   ;)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/Kate-Winslet-kate-winslet-4732310-1600-1200.jpg)
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Pete_Fett on September 10, 2010, 05:56 PM
If you're really worried about it, PM me a mailing address and I"ll send you a POP - I've got a few extras.

Hold up Rob! Trade it for one of the numerous Jabbas that are in his area and he's planning on putting on eBay!

(sorry, I couldn't resist)
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: P-Siddy on September 10, 2010, 08:06 PM
Rob, if you don't mind, I could use a set of UPCs. I can't bring myself to cut up those cards.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Brian on September 10, 2010, 08:51 PM
I received the two I sent away for today, and one was in somewhat decent shape while the other was completely loose in the shipping box.  The cardback was somewhat smashed (not terrible), but the bubble itself was completely loose.  Looks like it will be difficult to get a nice minty mint one.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: darth punkinhed on September 11, 2010, 10:20 AM
I have yet to send in for this. I'm having a hard time wanting to tear open any of these yet. I'm hoping if I hold out the next shipments will be better assembled, it sounds like the bubbles weren't done very well on this round.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Ben on September 11, 2010, 11:27 AM
I wonder if I should be lazy and wait for a second run, hoping that run will have better packaging/cards.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: McMetal on September 11, 2010, 02:05 PM

Hold up Rob! Trade it for one of the numerous Jabbas that are in his area and he's planning on putting on eBay!

(sorry, I couldn't resist)

Just kidding about that....really.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jabba the Slug on September 11, 2010, 02:41 PM
It's odd how so many people have commented how they've gotten their Boba's with the bubble separated from the cardback. That's really weird. I wonder how that happens.

And Hasbro's probably made a 1st batch double/triple the normal size, since they've said before they know that there will be a large anticipation for this mail-away.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 11, 2010, 06:31 PM
I got mine today. Mint on card and no bubble separation. I think I'll take a video of me opening it up and send it to Brian.  ;D ;)
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 11, 2010, 07:16 PM
This figure is definately different from the original. First off the color is different. It's darker than the original. Also the stance is wider and doesn't stand up without a stand very well. Once standing he is actually taller by a millimeter or two. The arms are more angled than the original that had them straight down.  The chest is narrower than the boxy original. The imprinting on the legs is gone. The bottom foot shows (c)2009 LFL. The missile backpack is much larger than the original or a real rocket firing version. The feel of the plastic is very different too. Of course the peg holes are small modern holes.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/077.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/079.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/080.jpg)
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Matt_Fury on September 12, 2010, 02:08 AM
I'm sure they made it different enough so people wouldn't try to pass it off as an actual vintage Fett.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 12, 2010, 10:33 AM
I finally got around to sending off for some of mine as well.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Brian on September 13, 2010, 02:29 PM
I noticed that it was fairly different from the original as well (as expected), but still, pretty cool.  Even with the differences, it sure took me back seeing a vintage (or vintage-esque) figure again.  Sure, sculpting/articulation/paint has come a long ways since then, but there's still something about those vintage figures....ahhh nostalgia.

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I got mine today. Mint on card and no bubble separation. I think I'll take a video of me opening it up and send it to Brian.

 :D  I'm not really a carded collector, so I don't care all that much, but I just thought it was funny that it arrived basically already "opened".  I sent away for a second one just for the heck of it, and that one at least is together (although bent up a bit on the corners), so that's good enough for me to leave carded just for the heck of it.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jabba the Slug on September 13, 2010, 08:10 PM
Some poor guy had his Boba arrive looking like this. (http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/content/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=6894/#details) :o

I wonder what's the deal with the shipping. If I recall, many people got their Nahdar Vebbs pretty smashed-up. And this is like x10.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Matt_Fury on September 13, 2010, 08:39 PM
I think we found a good topic for the next Q & A.  "Will they replace damaged Fetts?"
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jesse James on September 13, 2010, 09:17 PM
I'd say that's likely 99.9% a "no".

Here's the deal, sadly...  On top of these boxes seemingly being smaller/thinner material, these are also known as "pre-sorted standard" mail...  This stuff is the read-headed stepchild of the postal world.  Mail in general can be handled rough by the sorting process (largely done by machine), all the way to the office, but anything in the pre-sorted standard category is really not treated well, often. 

It's more the fault of the box than anything really.  These packages appear like they just weren't meant for rough handling, which means they should've probably had a more expensive means of shipping or a more sturdy cardboard...  probably more the latter.

If I had to guess, my box was probably crushed, and then someone attempted to put it back into its shape because my Fett was destroyed but outside the Box didn't look that bad.

The box in that JTA picture, if I had to guess, was caught in some of the machinery.  It happens to everything from letters to parcels shipped like this.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: DoctorPadawan on September 13, 2010, 09:18 PM
I got one of the two Fetts I sent off for in the mail today and while mine's card isn't anywhere near as damaged as that poor guy at JTA, it still had a huge ding on the lower left corner, and the top part of the bubble wasn't even attached.  To top it off, when I held it up to look at it in the light, the bubble started to separate even more from the card.  Not what I'd expect from any figure, much less one whose appeal is 99% due to nostalgia among adult collectors.

Somehow, I don't think anyone needs the Force to foresee that the next Q&A is going to be riddled with "WTF happened with the Rocket Firing Fetts?"  Even though there's always a disclaimer saying that "we are not responsible for damaged or items lost in the mail", the vast number of people who received figures that were completely destroyed and/or had detached bubbles due to poor quality glue makes me think that Hasbro can't avoid this issue by using that disclaimer as an out.

And, of course, I'm sure the Sgt. Bric figures will arrive in absolutely pristine condition.   ::)

Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jeff on September 13, 2010, 09:30 PM
Got one over the weekend and a second today.  Both shipping boxes were beat to hell.  The first survived somehow (a bit of wear on the bubble), but the one that arrived today was severely messed up.  Similar to DocP's, the bubble was completely unattached at the top and the act of putting it upright caused the bubble to fall off the card the rest of the way.    ::)

****** bubble glue + thin cardback stock + ****** shipping box = FAIL.    >:( 
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Crackbrick on September 13, 2010, 09:36 PM
Got mine today.
Very happy with this one.
I'd like one to open as well.
Lucky, this one is in good shape.

cb
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jabba the Slug on September 13, 2010, 11:39 PM
The shipping box is a tight fit for the card in the first place. So if the box takes even the slightest beating, chances are the card is gonna be messed up like hell.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Captain Piet on September 14, 2010, 06:06 AM
Perhaps we can have a swap of figures that arrive in poor condition for openers and MOMC survivors for carded collectors. I need one of both.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Crackbrick on September 14, 2010, 08:15 AM
Perhaps we can have a swap of figures that arrive in poor condition for openers and MOMC survivors for carded collectors. I need one of both.

I would not mind doing that.
I'll see how the second one shows up, if its in decent shape I'll trade it for an open one.

cb
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: morrison2951 on September 14, 2010, 11:18 AM
It's odd how so many people have commented how they've gotten their Boba's with the bubble separated from the cardback. That's really weird. I wonder how that happens.

Sounds like Hasbro unfortuantely used the same bubble glue as they did on the '97 Theater Luke.  That figure was next to impossible to locate with a bubble still totally intact. 
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: GrandMoffNick on September 14, 2010, 12:20 PM
I don't get how it's even acceptable to Hasbro?

They obviously know most of these are going to collectors and thus should be in good shape.

I guess I'm just hoping the bubble is still attached to the card.

When did you who are getting these send away for yours?
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jesse James on September 14, 2010, 03:46 PM
I didn't send for mine right away Nick.  Actually I probably didn't send for mine for a while after a lot of others, as I didn't get a Vintage figure till they hit Target.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jesse James on September 14, 2010, 09:08 PM
I got another Boba today...  The box was crushed it seemed, but the card inside was amazingly decent.  The bubble's crushed a little on top and peeling off a little on the bottom, but otherwise it's good and this one I'm keeping to display I do believe, with my vintage figures.  I'll open the other to display with them then since it's mangled beyond recognition.

I got some emails regarding the USPS handling these and things...

The best I can tell you guys is that the company sending them out, I'm sure, are sending them out fine.  The box around the figure and the figure's packaging is cheap it seems though, and the company sending these out are using the USPS's cheapest method of shipping possible.  Presorted Standard mail is what we all call "Junk Mail".  The USPS doesn't call it that anymore, but the term still basically applies because it's handled quickly.  The condition of what's inside isn't really a consideration so much as handlign a large volume of items and getting them out quickly.

These packages are seeing a LOT of machinery sorting and less people sorting.  The machinery, I almost 100% guarantee you, is what is destroying these boxes and packaging.  Stuff like this is a real conundrum.  We want these "freebies", but we want them perfectly mint when they arrive.  At the same time, we are paying almost $7 shipping for them.  They cost though.  In the past Hasbro has said they're an expensive thing sometimes, obviously.  I think I'd take them in damaged packages over not at all, or for inflated costs, I guess is what I'm saying.

I think with Fett they could've used a sturdier box though, to protect it some more, and not impacted the cost too much.  It was more a carded thing to many people I believe.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jabba the Slug on September 14, 2010, 11:15 PM
^That was Hasbro's response to the JTA Q/A, too. When they send it off it's in pristine condition, but it gets damaged when it's handled. So Hasbro dodged the blame on this one pretty well.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 15, 2010, 09:23 AM
Hasbro's not wrong. The only thing they can do is ship in sturdier boxes.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: McMetal on September 15, 2010, 09:27 AM
^That was Hasbro's response to the JTA Q/A, too. When they send it off it's in pristine condition, but it gets damaged when it's handled. So Hasbro dodged the blame on this one pretty well.

They're not responsible for choosing the packaging material?

If it's the exact same box they used to ship the Vebbs, that's fine, because there were no such issues with that redemption.

But if they cut back and went to some kind of cheaper, less durable packaging, they at least bear some responsibility, IMO.

I can't say for sure because I haven't gotten one for comparison sake yet. I'll be VERY interested to see what they do with Sgt Bric though.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on September 15, 2010, 09:46 AM
The Boba boxes ARE a slightly thinner material than the ones used on the Eopie. If they placed a small piece of foam to give some support to the right hand side that would have made a huge difference. These should have been mailed in a starcase like GL.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: GrandMoffNick on September 15, 2010, 01:34 PM
I recognize that the Fett is "free", but if I order a set of glassware from Target.com and it comes to me with all the glass shattered and they tell me "sorry we skimp on packaging" I'm not going to be okay with it.

And I may be quoting the wrong person but I think Jesse James said I'd rather have damaged than nothing. I agree with that, but still seems like they could do a little something to not let this happen.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Keonobi on September 15, 2010, 02:29 PM
I can see the "free" argument, but considering they are paying to ship a relatively light item, using the slowest possible method, you'd think a little more of the $7 could go towards packing...
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: darth broem 2 on September 16, 2010, 09:13 AM
That is the beauty of it for Hasbro.  They can say if you want it to be pristine we will 'have to" raise the price.  So, the next mail away after that Clone Wars Brianiac looking figure you can bet we'll see a higher price.  I thought maybe they would give us the clamshell like the Lucas Trooper...nope.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jesse James on September 16, 2010, 04:03 PM
I think some of the $7 goes into the cost of the toy though as well...  It's not really "free" I suppose, to anyone involved.  And in our case, some of the cost of it is eating up some of the shipping we paid for it I suppose.  Considering the "Freebies" we've gotten, and for only the supposed $6.99 shipping price, I'm surprised this has gone on this long without either this situation creeping up, or with Hasbro pulling the plug on mail-aways.  They're something they've said in the past that they really don't like to do because of the high costs involved.

I suppose if there's enough backlash over the Rocket Fett's then there could be some changes to mail-ins...  Raised shipping or possibly pulling the plug on them (or so many of them so rapidly) could either one happen.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Crackbrick on September 17, 2010, 10:41 AM
I think some of the $7 goes into the cost of the toy though as well...  It's not really "free" I suppose, to anyone involved.  And in our case, some of the cost of it is eating up some of the shipping we paid for it I suppose.  Considering the "Freebies" we've gotten, and for only the supposed $6.99 shipping price, I'm surprised this has gone on this long without either this situation creeping up, or with Hasbro pulling the plug on mail-aways.  They're something they've said in the past that they really don't like to do because of the high costs involved.

I suppose if there's enough backlash over the Rocket Fett's then there could be some changes to mail-ins...  Raised shipping or possibly pulling the plug on them (or so many of them so rapidly) could either one happen.

I would think the cost that Hasbro incurs is chalked upto promotion when it comes to the Fett.
Its the main thing that draws attention to the line.
Its the only reason I even knew about or bought this run.

cb
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on September 17, 2010, 05:11 PM
I recognize that the Fett is "free", but if I order a set of glassware from Target.com and it comes to me with all the glass shattered and they tell me "sorry we skimp on packaging" I'm not going to be okay with it.

And I may be quoting the wrong person but I think Jesse James said I'd rather have damaged than nothing. I agree with that, but still seems like they could do a little something to not let this happen.

Not sure that that analogy holds up - is anyone getting their Fetts completely shattered? I doubt Target would care if the box for your glassware was dented so long as you got the glasses intact. I know carded collectors are serious about the condition of cards, but Hasbro is selling the toys, not the packaging. All this complaining would be totally justified if the actual product were damaged, but I don't know that the packaging is really much of Hasbro's concern so long as you get the actual toy in one piece.

Not to be insensitive to the carded collectors or anything....
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: GrandMoffNick on September 18, 2010, 09:15 AM
I recognize that the Fett is "free", but if I order a set of glassware from Target.com and it comes to me with all the glass shattered and they tell me "sorry we skimp on packaging" I'm not going to be okay with it.

And I may be quoting the wrong person but I think Jesse James said I'd rather have damaged than nothing. I agree with that, but still seems like they could do a little something to not let this happen.

Not sure that that analogy holds up - is anyone getting their Fetts completely shattered? I doubt Target would care if the box for your glassware was dented so long as you got the glasses intact. I know carded collectors are serious about the condition of cards, but Hasbro is selling the toys, not the packaging. All this complaining would be totally justified if the actual product were damaged, but I don't know that the packaging is really much of Hasbro's concern so long as you get the actual toy in one piece.

Not to be insensitive to the carded collectors or anything....

I don't think my analogy was perfect by any means, but I do think any business has to care what their particular buyers want and they are obviously aware that plenty of them want their packaging in good shape. So if it isn't their concern I think that would just be bad business. Now again when their business in this case is a "free" item, they don't care as much, but they still are not making a percentage of their buyers happy with this. That is never a good thing AND most important to ME is it sucks if MINE is mutilated.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jabba the Slug on September 18, 2010, 01:45 PM
I think Hasbro is only half responsible for the condition the package arrives in. Like someone said, they're selling the product, not the packaging.

But Hasbro could have prevented the problem, by using a stronger shipping box. Especially because they know how nostalgic this product is. So it does look bad on them.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jesse James on September 18, 2010, 03:40 PM
....unless of course the company shipping them is who puts them in the white mailers and ships them out.  Like I said a while before, I don't know who is responsible for packing them in the mailers, but Hasbro said when they ship them out they're fine...  Are they arriving in cases just like any other figure, and the distribution company then puts them in the mailers?  I can see that being the case.

If that's the case, Hasbro's responsibility goes more to requesting the company use better packaging to ship them then I suppose.

I also wonder if Hasbro would look at this issue as something along the lines of, "We're sorry, but we also know this probably won't stop you from buying stuff or being excited by future mail-ins and participating in them"?  This issue may be so low on their radar then, they simply don't care. 

I wanted a minty carded one too, by the way.  I got two, both had some damage, but one I looked at as "acceptable" (if it'll always be a gamble), but I was far from pleased with it.  The other was barely recognizable, haha.  It was my opener since, well, it was basically already opened for me.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on September 19, 2010, 01:55 AM
Well, obviously Hasbro is aware of carded collectors, but they're also certainly aware that they make up an incredibly small portion of their buying population. Has Hasbro ever come out and made any note or notice concerning attempts to take care of packaging for the benefit of the few who never open their toys at all? I know the plight of the carded collector is a grand one, but I just don't see Hasbro having much concern over whether their shipments (either to homes or to retailers) end up with a bent corner or two so long as the product itself is undamaged. That's what those bubbles are made for in the first place, right? They're not made for display, but to protect the product in shipment. I'm sure that, as far as they're concerned, they did their job in delivering the goods intact, and aren't likely to make concessions to protect the minority who won't be buying their products for the reasons Hasbro intends in the first place (i.e. opening and/or playing with Star Wars toys).
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Rob on September 19, 2010, 08:58 PM
I got mine in the mail yesterday... both boxes were smashed up pretty good, and both cards were curved, but neither were creased or had crushed bubbles.

Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jesse James on September 20, 2010, 02:42 AM
I'm amazed how easily the bubble seems to be separating.  It's very strange really.  I wonder if you tortured a basic carded vintage Collection figure like this, would the bubble pull off the card like that?  it's a kind of almost strange natural separation.  It doesn't seem to do all that much damage to the cardback, but clearly it's lifting some of the graphic off of it.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 20, 2010, 09:34 AM
Well when I opened up mine it seemed they didn't glue all the way around the bubble. There were areas that didn't mess up the cardback.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: iFett on September 25, 2010, 08:08 AM
Anyone have some extra UPCs?  Would like to send off for 2 or 3 Fetts....Kinda difficult to obtain UPCs when I don't open anything.   :-\
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: P-Siddy on September 25, 2010, 09:46 AM
Anyone have some extra UPCs? 

Ditto, Mike. I've been looking too, but haven't had any luck yet
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Morgbug on September 28, 2010, 01:44 PM
I'm amazed how easily the bubble seems to be separating.  It's very strange really.  I wonder if you tortured a basic carded vintage Collection figure like this, would the bubble pull off the card like that?  it's a kind of almost strange natural separation.  It doesn't seem to do all that much damage to the cardback, but clearly it's lifting some of the graphic off of it.

Send me some instructions of how you want me to torture a basic card.  I've only a couple of figures but haven't opened them yet.  I don't give a crap about the cardbacks so lemme know what you want done. 
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jesse James on September 28, 2010, 03:56 PM
I don't know, haha.  Try maybe repeatedly crushing the bubble some, and then lifting it back to original shape?  That may simulate the abuse they've been getting in their mailer boxes.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Morgbug on September 28, 2010, 04:57 PM
Do I need to step on it too?  Or throw it around a bit?  Play fetch with a dog?  Any other stereotypical insults to postal workers I should include? 
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Keonobi on September 28, 2010, 05:06 PM
Do I need to step on it too?  Or throw it around a bit?  Play fetch with a dog?  Any other stereotypical insults to postal workers I should include? 

Store it in Newman's apartment for a few weeks?
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jesse James on September 28, 2010, 07:05 PM
Empty it into a dumpster if you forgot to deliver it, or maybe open it up and inspect it incase you want to keep it.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Crackbrick on September 29, 2010, 05:02 PM
I'm amazed how easily the bubble seems to be separating.  It's very strange really.  I wonder if you tortured a basic carded vintage Collection figure like this, would the bubble pull off the card like that?  it's a kind of almost strange natural separation.  It doesn't seem to do all that much damage to the cardback, but clearly it's lifting some of the graphic off of it.

Send me some instructions of how you want me to torture a basic card.  I've only a couple of figures but haven't opened them yet.  I don't give a crap about the cardbacks so lemme know what you want done. 

I'll take all the cardbacks!


cb
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: King_Maul on September 29, 2010, 07:18 PM
Hasbro put up the Redemption Form (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/free-star-wars-boba-fett-figure/images/975680000_BOBAFETT_REDEMPTIONCERT.PDF), so I mailed in for my 2 Rocket Firing Boba Fetts today.  Hope they come in decent packaging condition.

Anyone have some extra UPCs?
I have 3 extra ones.  It's not enough for a mail in, but it'd be closer to the 5 you need.  PM me your address, and I'll mail them off to you.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: McMetal on October 1, 2010, 12:09 PM
Finally sent off for this today...hope I get one before they run out. And a decent card would be nice to boot.

On a related note, I now have 4 TVC figs sans UPC's but otherwise unmolested if anyone is interested. (Not likely I know)

Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Morgbug on October 4, 2010, 10:06 AM
I don't know, haha.  Try maybe repeatedly crushing the bubble some, and then lifting it back to original shape?  That may simulate the abuse they've been getting in their mailer boxes.

I farted around with this on the weekend.  Twisting the card, shaking by just holding the bubble and all manner of other abuse not involving small animals.  Those bubbles are on very solidly and when I finally got the bubble off it tore the paper on the front of the cardback.  Hasbro basically cheaped out on the glue for the mailaway Fetts is the only conclusion I can reach. 
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jesse James on October 4, 2010, 01:21 PM
That's what I was thinking too.  I've been comparing them, and there's pretty big differences.  It could be they're from completely different factories or something.  It's definitely different.  The bubble plastic feels a little different too.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Crackbrick on October 5, 2010, 05:40 PM
Finally sent off for this today...hope I get one before they run out. And a decent card would be nice to boot.

On a related note, I now have 4 TVC figs sans UPC's but otherwise unmolested if anyone is interested. (Not likely I know)



Which cardbacks are they?

cb
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Crackbrick on October 10, 2010, 12:00 PM
Anyone need the slips to mail away for this?

cb
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: McMetal on October 13, 2010, 10:23 AM
I see my check was cashed yesterday.  8)

Hoping this will show up before my birthday first week of November.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Matt_Fury on October 23, 2010, 03:59 PM
I finally sent away for two of these.  I'm hoping my procrastination pays off and they have fixed the packaging issue.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Diddly on October 23, 2010, 05:27 PM
Ok, finally have enough POPs for two of these guys. Never mailed away for more than one of these mailaways, so a couple of questions:

1. Do I need to send 2 separate checks or does one cover it?
2. Do I need to fill out two entry forms? (I assume yes)
3. Do I just put all 10 POPs in the envelope or do they need to be separated?
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 23, 2010, 05:47 PM
I'd separate the things. You might confuse them otherwise.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jesse James on October 24, 2010, 11:54 PM
Seconded Phruby...

Do everything individually.  You're saving what, the stamp price and the check price, and the envelope?  It's just easier/simpler to go that route.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: darth punkinhed on October 25, 2010, 06:49 AM
I agree too, send them individually. Besides if one gets lost in the mail the other should still make it.

On another note, I sent in for 2 on 9/22; the checks were cashed on 10/1 but they haven't showed up yet. But I wasn't expecting them to. I held out in sending mine in hoping there would be a delay in getting these with the result being they had to make more and fixed the package and mailer in the process. I don't really expect a change in the mailer but I do expect a better glued bubble if there is such a delay. Just my experience at the moment for anyone who sent in their stuff after those dates and are hoping to see these soon.

Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Keonobi on October 25, 2010, 09:45 AM
Diddly,

For the Eopie mail-away I filled out two forms, included the 10 POPs and one check.  So anecdotally it works, but for the reasons JJ & Phruby said its probably wiser to split them.  If I recall they send the figures using mail class that is a step below junk mail (only half kidding), so I can't imagine the checks and stuff they receive has an audit trail to make sure you get all the items you've requested.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: iFett on October 25, 2010, 07:47 PM
Finally sending away for at least 2 of these tomorrow....Hopefully they show up in decent shape and hopefully I don't get forgotten about like Hasbro did with my Docs.   :)   :-\
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jesse James on October 25, 2010, 07:59 PM
All the mail-aways come pre-sorted standard mail...  It's what people actually do call "junk mail", but it's a term the PO has gotten away from and specifically refer to "pre-sorted standard" now.  But yeah, there's no need to kid, that is "junk mail".

If the address is wrong and the carrier doing your route isn't familiar with the route totally, that can actually be sent back to the sender quite easily.  If your postal carrier knows his/her route well, you'll get it, but someone who doesn't know it could easily just toss it to the send-backs.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Dan on November 15, 2010, 06:28 PM
Received my first one today, and it was double boxed. The inner was the thin one I think everyone has been talking about (it said rocket firing boba fett on the bottom front). The outer was double the thickness.
The card is wavy, but other than that it is perfect. I'll just plant some books on it and see what happens-
 ;D
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 15, 2010, 07:00 PM
Received my first one today, and it was double boxed. The inner was the thin one I think everyone has been talking about (it said rocket firing boba fett on the bottom front). The outer was double the thickness.
The card is wavy, but other than that it is perfect. I'll just plant some books on it and see what happens-
 ;D

same here for me with everything you posted
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jabba the Slug on November 15, 2010, 07:17 PM
I haven't ordered mine yet because all of the reports that he's coming in damaged, and I didn't want to go through so much trouble to get a mint one. But now that he's coming in double-boxed, it's time to mail-away! :D
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Captain Piet on November 15, 2010, 07:17 PM
Received my first one today, and it was double boxed. The inner was the thin one I think everyone has been talking about (it said rocket firing boba fett on the bottom front). The outer was double the thickness.
The card is wavy, but other than that it is perfect. I'll just plant some books on it and see what happens-
 ;D

same here for me with everything you posted

My second came and they still manage to cave in the bubble in a double box. My first has a tiny, yet noticeable, bubble dent along its side.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Darby on November 15, 2010, 08:01 PM
I got one yesterday and the card was still warped.   ::)
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: JediJman on November 15, 2010, 09:24 PM
Okay, I need to get these done this week!  When does the offer expire?  I am sooooo behind...
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jabba the Slug on November 15, 2010, 09:33 PM
Okay, I need to get these done this week!  When does the offer expire?  I am sooooo behind...

Plenty of time, not until March(?).
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: P-Siddy on November 15, 2010, 09:34 PM
Okay, I need to get these done this week!  When does the offer expire?  I am sooooo behind...

I don't have it in hand, but I believe you have plenty of time, April 2011 (of course, there's until quantities last)
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: iFett on November 15, 2010, 09:47 PM
I never mailed away for my two since my address has been in limbo - hopefully I can put this behind me next week and be a happy Fett with my Fetts.   :)
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Matt_Fury on November 15, 2010, 10:32 PM
You have until 30 April 2011 according to the certificate.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Matt_Fury on November 18, 2010, 07:31 PM
I received my Baba Fetts in the mail today.  The cards are slightly bent, but nothing a protecto-pak can't cure!

Mine were double-boxed.  Was that the same as the first go around or could that be the improvement?
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jesse James on November 18, 2010, 08:08 PM
It's an improvement Matt.  A couple sites reported people getting them in that way.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on November 18, 2010, 08:21 PM
I received 5 in the mail the other day all were perfect! I am glad they added another outer box, it really made the difference. I was encouraged enough to order 5 more today. I have enough UPS to order another 4 so I may just have to mail them, I cannot let the UPC's go to waste. These make for good trade.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Crackbrick on November 18, 2010, 08:46 PM
My second one came as well, with the double box...but the card is a mess!  All contorted.  This is my opener now.
Sorry no swap guys.

cb
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: iFett on November 18, 2010, 10:35 PM
Time to send away for my three it sounds like.  When is this stupid ass Boba Fett sticker supposed to disappear?  I'm still worried about prying that thing off these cards.   :-\
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 18, 2010, 11:14 PM
Got mine! Very cool. Picked a few extra up for Christmas gifts.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: McMetal on November 18, 2010, 11:20 PM
Got mine today as well...pretty much immaculate, even the outer box. Definitely looking for another to open now, provided I can scrape up some more UPC's.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on November 19, 2010, 12:10 AM
Got mine today as well...pretty much immaculate, even the outer box. Definitely looking for another to open now, provided I can scrape up some more UPC's.

If you need some LMK. I can hook you up.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: King_Maul on November 19, 2010, 10:32 AM
I'm still eagerly waiting for mine.  Check cashed on 10/12 and was hoping to see a couple of white mailers come to the house this week but nothing so far.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: McMetal on November 19, 2010, 11:03 AM
If you need some LMK. I can hook you up.

Thanks brother, PM sent.  ;)

I can't seem to get the inner package back into the mailing package - it's a very snug fit. Anyone else have that issue? I guess I can try opening both ends but I was hoping to retain as much of the original structural integrity as possible.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Crackbrick on November 19, 2010, 11:47 AM
Does the UPC on the Fett count as well?
I have four and need a fifth.
I opened this last one so was wondering if I should cut the UPC off.

cb
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on November 19, 2010, 12:03 PM
Honestly, I have sent Geo 2pks, deluxe vehicles and they were accepted. I do not think it matters as much as many think. I would still have at least 3 regular vintag/CW/Legends with the order.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: P-Siddy on November 19, 2010, 02:18 PM
Yeah, someone used TAC UPCs to get theirs.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Crackbrick on November 19, 2010, 06:02 PM
Cool.
Thanks for the input guys.
Some of the people I know who collect SW are not getting any of these new ones, so I may send away for as many as I can so I can give them as gifts.

cb
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: iFett on November 19, 2010, 06:22 PM
Yeah, someone used TAC UPCs to get theirs.

Huh...Whaddaya know?  Guess I'll try and send in for a few more Fetts thanks to Dan's extra TAC UPCs.   :)
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: darth punkinhed on November 19, 2010, 08:30 PM
Got my two today. I'm just not as lucky as others, both crushed; even double boxed. One fared ok though, the card is really curvy but the bubble survived undamged. I'd just liked to have had the inner box not crushed. I can probably flatten the card out and it will look great. Just a heads up that not all are surviving. Not a realy big deal for me though, the promotion runs until 2011 and I don't think you can have too many of this guy.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: King_Maul on November 23, 2010, 06:32 PM
My 2 came in the mail today both in great condition.  The outter boxes really had no damage to them, and there were no issues with the inner boxes.  Yay, I've got them!
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jabba the Slug on November 24, 2010, 12:14 AM
Hasbro said in the Q/A round (I can't find which website asks the question) that they'll continue with the 2-box shipping method. It's a great idea, it really shows that they paid attention to customer complaints... this time.

Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Diddly on November 24, 2010, 05:22 PM
FINALLY mailed away for my firt Fett yesterday. I'm probably going to mail away for another 1 or 2 shortly.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: iFett on December 20, 2010, 07:49 PM
Sent off for my two Fetts last week and the checks were cashed today...boy that was quick.  Hopefully that means they'll be here sooner rather than later, but who knows.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Diddly on January 3, 2011, 04:17 PM
Got my Fett today... really fast too since I only mailed away for it the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, a little over a month ago. Despite being mailed in basically 2 packages (one of those thick white cardboard mailers, and inside that was the labeled "ROCKET FIRING BOBA FETT" we've become used to with these mail-aways), the card was still bent to hell and back. You can also tell they were really generous with the glue, as the back of the card behind the bubble looks like a sheet of paper after a 1st grader finished arts-and-crafts time.

Probably going to mail away for another one or two, mainly because I kind of want an opener (or one with a better card) and I have a ton of POPs from Vintage figures.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jabba the Slug on January 3, 2011, 05:06 PM
Probably going to mail away for another one or two, mainly because I kind of want an opener (or one with a better card) and I have a ton of POPs from Vintage figures.

I'm just wondering, but which part of the TVC cardbacks is the actual POP? I'm running out of Legacy POPs, so I'm gonna have to start using them from the TVC cardbacks also.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 3, 2011, 07:02 PM
the UPC on the back of the card.  you have to cut it out.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: JediJman on January 3, 2011, 10:37 PM
Noticed that my checks were cashed today.  Here's hoping I have unsquashed Fetts on the way!
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: P-Siddy on January 4, 2011, 11:43 AM
Got mine yesterday. Boxes were in excellent condition, but the card was warped some. I expect they just shoved it in there. Oh well, I'll be opening it anyway.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Dave on January 4, 2011, 04:24 PM
Got mine yesterday in minty condition.  Pretty sweet.  Now I'm tempted to get a second.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: iFett on February 14, 2011, 07:10 PM
Got my Fetts today.  Oddly enough I'm not as excited about these now that I finally have them in hand.  Glad they're minty fresh though.   :)
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: JediJman on February 14, 2011, 07:19 PM
I sent away for 5 or 6 of these things and FINALLY got one today.  Not sure where the others are.   :-[
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: McMetal on February 14, 2011, 11:14 PM
Glad to hear these are shipping again...I am still waiting on my second and final one to arrive.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: McMetal on February 17, 2011, 09:29 AM
Got my second and final one yesterday...package arrived in pristine condition. Thanks Hasbro!

I'll miss the mail-away joy this year.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Ben on March 21, 2011, 11:23 PM
Got my two Fetts today. Kind of disappointed they weren't mint, but I guess they're passable.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jesse James on March 21, 2011, 11:25 PM
I forgot to mention I got one too, on Friday I believe...  Mine was perfect, so I was glad to retire my last one I got that was so-so.  I think the bubble's cracked but good otherwise.

Anyway though, my new one is minty mint.  I'm glad I caved and gave it a 3rd try.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 22, 2011, 09:15 AM
Offer's ending soon. I filled out forms and used the last of the UPC's I have to mail out for a few more. These were big hits as gifts.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jesse James on March 22, 2011, 08:12 PM
Yeah just so folks are aware, everything must be postmarked by April 30th...  Which I wouldn't assume that if you mail one in on the 30th, that it'll get postmarked that date.  That's not always necessarilly true, especilaly if you're sending it out from your own mailbox rather than dropping it off at the post office's box.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Captain Piet on March 26, 2011, 09:54 AM
Anybody got a really MOMC one to trade? Though both mine came in perfect cartons, they had flaws.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: darth punkinhed on April 12, 2011, 02:21 PM
Sent in for my last few last month and just got them today. I haven't opened them yet but the exteriors all look good. I may be persuaded to trade one Captain Piet if you are still in need and you want to offer something up other than a fett for one but I'm not sure yet if I've got a nice minty mint one for you since I haven't opened the 4 I just got. PM me if you think you have a fair trade offer, Jesse should be able to confirm I'm a fair guy and not some crook, and we can trade pics via email. I focus on OT both carded and loose, new or vintage figures and ships or vintage pieces and parts. I know I have one with a really good flat card but the bubble is weird at the top like it was heated a little too much or something. But I have 4 others so I can check them all. That goes for anyone if they need one and just want to trade. I do need a loose (or carded) Malek, a loose or carded raven to name a few non OT things. I need a good, clean and unbroken middle platform for an ewok village but I'm also open to any real vintage weapons/accessories for figures/playsets so don't be afraid to make me an offer of parts but don't be heartbroken if I turn it down. I know I need ewok spears, head gear and staffs but they have to be vintage when it comes to parts. I'm not greedy, I'll consider any fair market value offer but I wouldn't think anyone would offer anything other than what they feel one of these is worth anyway. I just don't want to load up on too much of any one thing and I need so much stuff I can't list it all here. GI Transformer weapons/accessories I'll consider too, if you want to offer up some stuff or help me finish any I'm trying to complete. Sorry in advance if I hijacked the thread.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jesse James on April 25, 2011, 09:20 PM
A friendly reminder to our friendly forumites, but the Mail-Away Fett deal is on the verge of ending.  You must have your orders mailed in with a post-date of April 30th (that would be this Saturday).  Your time is going to dwindle fast, so get to it.

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/011TVC_Mail-InBobaFettLoose01_TN.jpg) (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/free-star-wars-boba-fett-figure/images/975680000_BOBAFETT_REDEMPTIONCERT.PDF)
Clicky Fett To Get A Form!

Not sure but I may even throw another one into the mail this week actually.

Got a delay notice on my last Sgt. Bric by the way, which is pretty par for the course these days.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Diddly on April 26, 2011, 03:50 PM
Mailed away for a second today. I might do a third but I'm not sure.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Nicklab on April 26, 2011, 06:11 PM
I got my 4 Fetts last week.  I still need to check them out for condition's sake.  But with 4 in hand I should have at least 1 or 2 that are MOMC quality.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Keonobi on April 26, 2011, 10:13 PM
Yeah, I got one yesterday and sent away for another today.  I was thinking about sending for a third, but I think two should do.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Scockery on April 27, 2011, 01:20 PM
So I guess we have to send off for each one individually, no throwing in multiple forms in the same envelope. Right?

Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jesse James on April 27, 2011, 04:14 PM
I wouldn't, but only because I don't know what the outcome will be ultimately.  Better safe than sorry since it's just the cost of a stamp per each one, for the most part.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jabba the Slug on April 30, 2011, 05:14 PM
For the heck of it I sent out for another Boba today, the day of the deadline (maybe not the smartest move). Are there any guarantees that I'll get it (if they still have some in stock), or is it a no?
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Scockery on April 30, 2011, 06:56 PM
If you dropped it in major post office, it might make today's cancellation.  A local post office after the day's last scheduled pick-up...means it'll be in a box or bin until monday and have a monday post mark.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jesse James on April 30, 2011, 10:12 PM
Yeah, and even if you got anything in before the marked deadline there's no guarantee it'll get out.  Sometimes the truck (rarely) arrives a little early, sometimes a little late...  It just varies, but since it's just a stamped piece of mail there's really no lock you'll get it postmarked today.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Keonobi on May 4, 2011, 09:34 PM
I sent out a set of POPs and a check on monday last week, the check was cashed today!  Woohoo!
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Diddly on June 23, 2011, 01:13 AM
My second Fett arrived today. The card was in better condition that the first one I received back in November but it was still nowhere near mint. Guess I'll have to track down some clamshells now.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Jabba the Slug on June 25, 2011, 07:42 PM
Got my Boba Fett today - the one I mailed for the day of the deadline, just a few hours before the postoffice closed. I was shocked! The card isn't exactly mint, but it's pretty darn close - there's a slight crease on the back of the card.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Matt R. on June 25, 2011, 09:14 PM
I got both of my last week and one of them is perfect MOC, and other one card was bend.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Morgbug on June 27, 2011, 03:49 PM
I got both of mine; one the day before Canada Post's rotating strike started, one the day after.  Both were pretty much mint IMO.  I didn't really look terribly close for spider veining or stuff like that, but they looked clean with no bends or readily visible creases. 
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: EpicGon on July 2, 2011, 11:29 AM
Acording to some reviews on video and webs like rebelscum
the tvc classic Boba is slighty different from the vintage, mostly on the disposition
of the jacket under the chest armor, the squares on the shoulders and size.

I look the photos of the very early Boba Fett from 1978 on theswca
the article said that this figure got vintage stormie´s arms but painted in Boba style. This figure depicts the firing misile too.

Something I think, this early Boba Fett is the slimmest Boba in the Kenner Hasbro line. I don´t know if this toy was distributed by the mail offer in 1978 or was immediately rčplaced by the current Boba we saw on the 1978
star wars cardback.
Title: Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
Post by: Crackbrick on July 2, 2011, 02:04 PM
The next mail away Fett would be cooler if the figure itself was done in the Vintage sculpt with the prototype color.

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