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Title: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Scott on February 11, 2012, 05:58 PM
VC102 Ahsoka Tano Realistic TCW
VC103 Obi-Wan Realistic TCW 
VC104 Lumat
VC105 Emperor's Royal Guard
VC106 Nien Nunb
VC107 Weequay
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on February 11, 2012, 06:53 PM
Not necessarily sold on the CW figures (they're ok, but not great), but the rest of the wave looks great!
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: Scott on February 11, 2012, 07:21 PM
Agreed...probably the best wave since Wave 3 (ROTJ Wave with Gammy)
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: Ben on February 11, 2012, 07:22 PM
Could do without the CW stuff, but I loves me some Jedi figures.  :)
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: Jeff on February 11, 2012, 08:55 PM
I think I'll pass on Kenobi (another Obi-in-Armor?   ::)), but I'll grab the other five for sure.  A little disappointed in how sparse Lumat ended up, but they have time to sneak something in there I hope.  I love the POTF2 upgrades too - Nien and Weequay are long overdue.  :)
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: Scott on February 11, 2012, 09:08 PM
(http://www.rebelscum.com/TF2012/Hasbro-press/VintageE6NienNunb39653.jpg)

Love the BFG!

(http://onlycollectibles.com/image/cache//data/products/Star_Wars/Holograms/POTF2_Nien_Numb-700x700.jpg)

I think a few months ago in a Q&A they were talking about rereleasing a POTF2 gun...this is for sure it
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: Jesse James on February 11, 2012, 10:04 PM
Good wave for sure.

I'm very into the CW realistic figures and I even dig Kenobi.  I hope they do younger Ahsoka though at some point.

Overall really happy.  I really am a little miffed at Nien Numb though...  they give him that gun but not a removable hat?  Isn't removable headgear pretty standard now?  That's some corner cutting bull**** IMO, especially with Ten Numb and others getting the removable caps.  Blah.
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: darth broem 2 on February 11, 2012, 10:38 PM
This is another wave I like.  Weequay turned out great to me.  I like Nien Nunb.  I will admit a removeable skull cap would have been nice but he never takes it off so I'm fine with it.  I'm glad they made Lumat.  The Royal Guard looks kickass!  I will buy up at least 2 of those.  Obi-Wan looks great as does Ahsoka. My favorite is probably Weequay. 
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: Scockery on February 11, 2012, 11:15 PM
I dunno about Nien Nunb having a removable hat...his is rather thin and to translate that into removable at this scale might look bulkier than it should. The pilots had ear muffs and the mask to visually offset the thickness of their head covering, which was probably thicker than it should've been.
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: P-Siddy on February 12, 2012, 08:29 AM
I'll definitely be getting the 4 Jedi figures! Love me that Weequay!
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: Darby on February 12, 2012, 11:58 AM
Wow, this wave feels like 1997.  Very cool to see these figures finally.  Strange to see them all in one lump and all from one movie, but who's complaining.  I like the CW figures, but they're just so unnecessary.  Unless this is Hasbro testing the water for what will be a transition out of the animated line in the next year or two.
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: Jesse James on February 12, 2012, 01:16 PM
I can't agree on the hat thing scockery...  The Ten Numb hat is removable and only the earpieces are thicker.  The rest was so finely formed to the head and looked fantastic.  Even Dllr Nep's helmet is ultra thin and removable.  I think it looks fantastic, and it is nice to have the feature for whatever scene you'd like the character in.

I have the same feeling on Hoth Luke...  Hoth Rebel Troopers had 2 unique removable hats, and Hoth Han as well.  As a feature, the lack of the removable headgear is a kick in the nuts.  They can do it, and the price reflects that they should do it.  To me, it's like removable vests and working holsters.  It's a big step backwards in quality when they take it away, especially with today's prices.
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 12, 2012, 03:52 PM
Wow, this wave feels like 1997. 

Yeah! It does.

I might pass on TCW figures, but the others will be very welcome. My only gripe might be the Royal guard. Not sure if they got the cape quite right yet. IMHO, the best one to date was TFU guard cape.
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: Nicklab on February 12, 2012, 06:13 PM
This is an awesome wave lineup!  Almost every figure in this wave is one that's been on my own wishlists for some time.  And the addition of the life-like Clone Wars characters adds something new to the mix.
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: Brian on February 12, 2012, 08:46 PM
Like others, I'm pretty psyched for this wave as well.  Some nice OT resculpts that I've been hoping for, and it is nice to get so many of them in the same wave like this.  All of the figures look great, and I'm actually sort of excited for the realistic CW ones too.  I know the ones they are starting with (particularly Anakin in the earlier wave and now Obi-Wan) sort of seem like been there/done that, but I can see that they're starting things off with this and I could see them building the lineup out with characters like Rex, Cad Bane, or maybe Savage Oppress, etc.  A lot of the more alien (or droid) CW figures fit in reasonably well already, but I could see them hitting some of those anyways.  Overall, great wave though.
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: Matt R. on February 12, 2012, 09:23 PM
Wow, this wave feels like 1997.

I remember that year. We got Tarkin, Weequay, Nien, Royal Guard that year too.
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: EpicGon on February 12, 2012, 10:09 PM
Weequay has surpassed the skiff master detail, his head is very accurate, the wrinkles the hair tail.

Lumat caught the vintage style, looks not very detailed. An ewok figure needs a solid paintjob to succed

Emperor royal guard looks cool, hope they made a new removable helmet version.

Ashoka, Obi Wan have the necessary accesories.

Nien nunb lacks teh middle section of his face coloured pink
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: Jabba the Slug on February 13, 2012, 11:27 PM
If Hasbro's doing realistic TCW figures, can't you guys totally see them working on a cyborg Darth Maul from the upcoming TCW episodes? Everyone loves Maul, now cut him in half and slap him on some robot legs, and you have yourself a cool new figure! :D

I like that Ahsoka. Very much. I'm glad they chose that version over the younger version. Now I'm praying Hasbro does a realistic TCW Captain Rex and Asajj Ventress, and I'll happily put away my list of much-wanted realistic TCW figures.

I was so surprised by how similar the new upcoming Weequay looks to the POTF figure. It's like Hasbro intentionally did it.
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: Scott on February 13, 2012, 11:40 PM
If Hasbro's doing realistic TCW figures, can't you guys totally see them working on a cyborg Darth Maul from the upcoming TCW episodes? Everyone loves Maul, now cut him in half and slap him on some robot legs, and you have yourself a cool new figure! :D
They did that already in the SDCC exclusive
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: Diddly on February 14, 2012, 04:39 PM
Sold on everything from this wave except Obi-Wan. Will probably snag Ahsoka for the heck of it but the rest are resculpts we've wanted/needed for ages
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: Jesse James on February 14, 2012, 06:06 PM
I know guys are down on Obi-Wan, but really I think all the SA updated OWK figures in a row, like an "evolution of war" type deal, are going to be kind of cool...

Like AOTC Obi, then the CW2D Kenobi, then the comic Kenobi that came with the S&M mask head, then CW3D Kenobi, then ROTS Kenobi...  I kind of dig that.  To me it'd be like getting a training gear Cody, realistic CW3D Cody (early war), realistic CW3D Cody late war (if there's anything unique separting it from ROTS Cody) and then of course ROTS Cody.  I like that aspect of showing a character's growth throughout the war.  Maybe Anakin will be better though, as far as showing that physical change from the AOTC Padawan to the ROTS Jedi Knight.
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: Jabba the Slug on February 15, 2012, 02:08 AM
If Hasbro's doing realistic TCW figures, can't you guys totally see them working on a cyborg Darth Maul from the upcoming TCW episodes? Everyone loves Maul, now cut him in half and slap him on some robot legs, and you have yourself a cool new figure! :D
They did that already in the SDCC exclusive

True - I own that figure, but the Maul model to be used in the upcoming episodes is significantly different from the action figure. The animated version has shorter horns and the original Ep.I sliced-in-half lightsaber. They could make that figure a general release compared to the SDCC limited release. It would undoubtedly sell.
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: McMetal on February 15, 2012, 09:52 AM
The animated version has shorter horns and the original Ep.I sliced-in-half lightsaber.

Just out of curiosity, where did you hear that the animated figure is coming with the broken lightsaber? I don't recall that news coming out of ToyFair, but it seems plausible enough.
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: Jabba the Slug on February 16, 2012, 07:14 PM
The animated version has shorter horns and the original Ep.I sliced-in-half lightsaber.

Just out of curiosity, where did you hear that the animated figure is coming with the broken lightsaber? I don't recall that news coming out of ToyFair, but it seems plausible enough.

I'm sorry, I just realized my wording was off - I mean that the animated model for Maul to be used in the TCW episodes has a sliced lightsaber. Being that the figure is going to be based on his appearance in the show, it's likely that the actual action figure will only have one lightsaber, too. But who knows.

I would attach an image of Maul from the TCW episode, but I don't know how to attach images here. A simple "Darth Maul returns" look-up on Google will show images of him with only one lightsaber. 
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: Scott on June 6, 2012, 12:37 PM
What happened to this wave?  Weird that the W17 got posted before these
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 6, 2012, 01:34 PM
What happened to this wave?  Weird that the W17 got posted before these

I thought the same thing, but my guess is that Wave 17 got fast tracked since the figures were needed for SDCC in a month so therefore the figures of the wave were made too.

Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: Matt R. on July 12, 2012, 07:09 AM
Over at Sandtroopers.com They have pics of these guys vintage cards including the Naboo Pilot/Aurra group and Royal Guard

here the link http://www.sandtroopers.com/sandwatch/hasbro/20120712/
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: darth broem 2 on July 12, 2012, 08:23 AM
Love the Royal Guard cardback.  Well all of the OT cardbacks but especially the Guards.  I will be tempted to pick up TPM ones.  I know everyone wanted them cancelled.  After they sit on the pegs for another year I will be in the same group, but I do like them.
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: Jayson on July 12, 2012, 08:39 AM
Cool that it includes switch-out Crimson Guard gear too.
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: Jeff on July 12, 2012, 09:42 AM
Nice to see these carded finally.  I agree with some of the folks on twitter - the ObiWan and Ahsoka cards aren't all that great looking. 

Nice to finally get a peek at the "training gear" that is coming with the Royal Guard.  I don't know if I can bring myself to call it "Crimson Guard" gear though Jayson, because it's not...  this is:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/ea/Crimsonguardbig.gif/220px-Crimsonguardbig.gif)
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: P-Siddy on July 12, 2012, 09:47 AM
Maybe it's a SW/Joe cross-over.  All the Royal Guards are Freds underneath?  ???
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: Jayson on July 12, 2012, 10:23 AM
Nice to finally get a peek at the "training gear" that is coming with the Royal Guard.  I don't know if I can bring myself to call it "Crimson Guard" gear though Jayson, because it's not...  this is:

LOL!
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on July 13, 2012, 08:48 AM
Maybe it's a SW/Joe cross-over.  All the Royal Guards are Freds underneath?  ???
Jango was a Fred?!?!? ;-P
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: Siths Herald on July 13, 2012, 08:59 AM
Nice to finally get a peek at the "training gear" that is coming with the Royal Guard.  I don't know if I can bring myself to call it "Crimson Guard" gear though Jayson, because it's not...  this is:

LOL!

Thank you! Someone else who gets the Fred reference!  WE had a CG this last weekend at CONvergence, and he had no idea what it meant when he was called Fred.
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 24, 2012, 11:29 AM
Jedi Temple archives is reporting that supposedly this wave will be an online exclusive...  I am confused, if this is true where does that put wave 17?
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: Scott on July 24, 2012, 11:38 AM
This rumor was bouncing all over Twitter last night, seems strange to me that they wouldn't have said something at Comic Con if this were true...
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 24, 2012, 11:42 AM
Maybe they will announce it at the upcoming Celebration?  Would be nice to see a case assortment soonish
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: McMetal on July 24, 2012, 11:51 AM
Aren't ALL their waves de facto online exclusives now anyway? Who can find anything in actual stores?
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on July 24, 2012, 01:32 PM
Man...I hope that's not true. I want about six of those royal guards.
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 24, 2012, 02:04 PM
Well - here's what's left:

VC71 - DTF Repack 1
VC72 - DTF Repack 2
VC73 - DTF Repack 3
VC74 - DTF Repack 4
VC102 - Ahsoka Tano (TCW Realistic)
VC103 - Obi-Wan Kenobi (TCW Realistic)
VC104 - Lumat
VC105 - Emperor's Royal Guard
VC106 - Nien Nunb
VC107 - Weequay
VC113 - Republic Trooper (The Old Republic)
VC114 - Prune Face

(sorry I'm too lazy to look up what the numbers are for the Naboo Pilot, Mawhonic, Aurra Sing & Gungan Warrior repacks)

That is EXACTLY 12 figures.

While I wouldn't be 100% thrilled, I would be totally okay if it meant that the cases of this assortment were just simply one of each figure listed above.

I would buy four cases and just be "done" with the wave - and if I could score Royal Guards on Amazon then great, otherwise, I'll just wait and hope that the figure gets re-released so I can further army build him.

I was really hoping that this wave would be the wave that hit - in force - at the brick-and-mortar stores.

I agree with Scott - it seems VERY odd that they didn't mention this at Comic Con - they had these 12 figures on display and glossed over them in their presentation because it was just like a "business as usual" attitude towards the ends of the 2012 Vintage, Movie Heroes and Clone Wars lines. I think this is something you should have mentioned Dimowitz!
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: Force Guy on July 24, 2012, 03:46 PM
For the exception of Weequay, I could do without this wave.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on July 24, 2012, 04:16 PM
It's not army builder heavy save for the Republic Trooper...  Which kinda blows as I'd like a little squad of him at least, but if they're online only it hardly would make this wave any different than anything else.

Like Scott said this was definitely bouncing all over Twitter last night and i know I saw some other site mentioned that started it.  A site I wasn't totally familiar with but I think eFranks brought it up.  He might recall it.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: P-Siddy on July 24, 2012, 05:02 PM
It's not army builder heavy save for the Republic Trooper...  Which kinda blows as I'd like a little squad of him at least, but if they're online only it hardly would make this wave any different than anything else.

If it is indeed an online thing, it might be easier for me to buy a case and get rid of the CW realistic ones and I'll remember you for the Republic Trooper.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on July 24, 2012, 06:15 PM
Thanks Steve...  I'd appreciate that! :) 

If all 12 of those are one solid case online only, I can't say I'd be too upset.  It's a tidy way to wrap that wave up, as long as pre-sales don't blow out and people miss out of course.  I hate limited edition stuff, and that EU wave was kind of limited.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 24, 2012, 07:59 PM
If that is the case like Pete is suggesting then I would have no problem putting in an order for the case and only be stuck with a spare Aurra and Mawhonic. 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on July 24, 2012, 09:09 PM
Yeah those are the two I'd be stuck with too, and honestly I wouldn't mind Aurra's vinty card in my collection...  Mawhonic, eh, into the fodder bin the little freak goes.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on July 24, 2012, 09:22 PM
I never bought the original one (I seriously thought his size was an error) but I did pick up Aurra. I'm just psyched for the ROTJ figures in this case. If it's online only, then I'll cave.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 25, 2012, 09:00 AM
This is ideal to buy a full case. Well done Hasbro.
Title: Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
Post by: DoctorPadawan on July 25, 2012, 09:26 AM
Aren't ALL their waves de facto online exclusives now anyway? Who can find anything in actual stores?

Quoted for truth.  I haven't seen a single new vintage figure at retail since February of this year, and haven't even seen evidence of a restock of any kind to make me believe that stores have gotten anything near me since then.  Walmart, Target, and TRU seem content to just let their mountain of Qui-Gons, Daultay Dofines, Quadinaros, and NRGs collect dust (which they have, and in copious amounts) and not reorder (or they're reordering and Hasbro isn't shipping them to stores).  I can definitely forget ever finding Starkiller and Shae Viszla at this point, either online or at retail, without having to sell a kidney to get them.

That said, just because I'm a loose collector and already have the DTF (ha ha) figures from Walmart, I wouldn't mind terribly if there was a case assortment that replaced those four figures with a second Republic Trooper, ERG, and 2 Imperial Navy Commanders along with the other 8 new figures.  Even so, since it looks like a case is the only way I'm ever going to get any of these 8 figures, I guess I'll eat the four extra TPM recards. 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Paul on July 25, 2012, 05:47 PM
A case of 12 and I only need 5 figures. 

7 prequel complete wastes of plastic.  Good that this is online so they don't "peg squat" like every other prequel waste of carbon footprint. 

I still don't have an Evazan or Kithaba because I'm not willing to be stuck with all the prequel "packing material" they force into the cases.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on July 25, 2012, 05:51 PM
A case of 12 and I only need 5 figures. 

7 prequel complete wastes of plastic.  Good that this is online so they don't "peg squat" like every other prequel waste of carbon footprint. 

I still don't have an Evazan or Kithaba because I'm not willing to be stuck with all the prequel "packing material" they force into the cases.

So I take it you're excited about the upcoming Jar Jar figure?  :-*
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Paul on July 25, 2012, 05:56 PM
A case of 12 and I only need 5 figures. 

7 prequel complete wastes of plastic.  Good that this is online so they don't "peg squat" like every other prequel waste of carbon footprint. 

I still don't have an Evazan or Kithaba because I'm not willing to be stuck with all the prequel "packing material" they force into the cases.

So I take it you're excited about the upcoming Jar Jar figure?  :-*

Who?

He is on the way to the house now from my EE.com order.  Watch for a Jd.com giveaway....
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on July 25, 2012, 08:22 PM
We'd like people to enter them Paul...  ::)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Ben on July 26, 2012, 01:05 AM
If that's the case assortment, I'd happily buy a case. I'd find seconds of Nien, Weequay, Prune Face, and Lumat somewhere.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Matt R. on July 26, 2012, 05:39 AM
It possible that a revision could be an online exclusive.  Maybe the revision with Aurra, Pilot, Gungan, Mawhonic maybe sold online only.  I would not think Hasbro would online exclusive those heavy hitters in that wave (Weequay, Royal Guard, Nien Nunb comes to mind)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on July 26, 2012, 02:17 PM
I think anything's possible and the "online only" thing is a rumor started by another site, nothing to substantiate it (yet).  I could see it happening though...  the line's on life support and if retailers aren't ordering in quantity, this turn of events could be a clear indicator that they would only do these as an exclusive.

The EU wave was solid new, had a highly desirable movie-based BAD figure, and had insanely hot figures in it...  and it became exclusive.  So the precedent is there, for certain.

I'd forgotten the Royal Guard...  I'd want more of him, but I could also see some of these getting re-releases down the road, whether the wave is made exclusive or not.  Plus I was pretty ok with the ROTS figure despite people's complaints.  I'd take a hefty dozen or so more of those figures in my collection.  They were pretty sweet though pikeless.  I have pikes from the new TPM one though, so I'm good.  I'll make new softgoods if the need strikes.

I dunno what to say on this though other than C6 is right around the corner and I think answers will come then.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Brian on July 26, 2012, 02:38 PM
Like others have said, honestly most of this year has been "online only" for me.  The only wave I got at retail was the TPM wave, and everything else has been online through either BBTS or Amazon.  I doubt that will change.  I do hope that this last wave isn't limited, because it has a lot of great figures and some of my favorites of the year.  As long as it isn't tough for people to get, I guess I don't mind it being "online exclusive" if that is true.  It would be better if this stuff got to retail, but it is sort of the collecting world we live in anymore.  I really hope Hasbro gets things figured out a bit better in 2013 so we aren't staring at AOTC stuff the entire year.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Scockery on July 26, 2012, 10:57 PM
Carded samples are showing the repacked Naboo Pilot has both helmets included, his and Ric Olie's.

It seems Aurra Sing's belt might be different, too.

Just enough to make you mad...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: JediMoses on July 27, 2012, 01:39 AM
I wonder if they will have cases at CVI. 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Force Guy on July 27, 2012, 06:30 PM
I'd forgotten the Royal Guard...  I'd want more of him, but I could also see some of these getting re-releases down the road, whether the wave is made exclusive or not.  Plus I was pretty ok with the ROTS figure despite people's complaints. 

Yeah, I'm perfectly happy with the ROTS version they gave us, which is why I'm not too excited about this new version. 
 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on July 28, 2012, 02:20 AM
Just bought one of the ROTS ones tonight at the local toy show...  Less than $4.  I can live with that.  :D
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Diddly on July 28, 2012, 03:53 AM
I was never happy with the ROTS Royal Guard because I only ever found one at retail. I want more!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 28, 2012, 09:03 AM
It's all about the cape. The ROTS version was inadequate, especially after seeing how well it could be done with the TFU black version. This new one doesn't look as good as TFU cut, but it's a definite upgrade.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Paul on July 28, 2012, 10:38 AM
I want 6 of that Guard.  They are definative examples of that character. 

Hopefully I can trade a few of the Prequel figures for a few.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on July 28, 2012, 12:06 PM
The Imperial guard is the figure that's been done a bunch of times, and never really well...certainly not as well as the vintage version. I'm excited about this new one, since it looks like they've finally nailed it.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: evenflow on July 28, 2012, 12:32 PM
Royal Guard with switch out gear is awesome.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Nicklab on July 28, 2012, 07:18 PM
It's all about the cape. The ROTS version was inadequate, especially after seeing how well it could be done with the TFU black version. This new one doesn't look as good as TFU cut, but it's a definite upgrade.

I still have to shake my head over that TFU Shadow Guard.  It was probably one of the most HTF figures of all time.  And even with the TRU exclusive TFU packs, that figure never got repacked.  It really was annoying!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 29, 2012, 09:17 AM
This is the last vintage wave for now, right? It'll be interesting to see how the rest of the year turns out with waves 4-7 fighting their ways onto the shelves at the same time.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Scockery on July 29, 2012, 12:47 PM
This is the last vintage wave for now, right? It'll be interesting to see how the rest of the year turns out with waves 4-7 fighting their ways onto the shelves at the same time.

They'll just vanish like the waves from 2011. I didn't even see that much of the wave with Rebel Fleet Trooper or Revenge of the Jedi carded figures, the wave with Bastila Shan I didn't see at all.

Where did they all go? Other parts of the country? An alternate dimension?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: darth broem 2 on July 29, 2012, 05:36 PM
Hell I don't think I have seen anything new since TPM.  Before that I saw an Echo Base Trooper.  So, I think that was remnants of the last "new" wave I have seen other than TPM wave of course.  Anyway, I want a few of the Royal Guards for sure.  I don't really care for the extra comic book accessories but it's nice that Hasbro included it for those of that you that do.  I would not mind TPM wave figures being online exclusives.  Not that I don't want them but they are just going to clog the pegs another 8 months.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 30, 2012, 08:43 AM
This is the last vintage wave for now, right? It'll be interesting to see how the rest of the year turns out with waves 4-7 fighting their ways onto the shelves at the same time.

They'll just vanish like the waves from 2011. I didn't even see that much of the wave with Rebel Fleet Trooper or Revenge of the Jedi carded figures, the wave with Bastila Shan I didn't see at all.

Where did they all go? Other parts of the country? An alternate dimension?

The revenge waves sat in warehouses and got dumped at Tuesday Morning. It seems the Panda Baba waves got unloaded at babies R us.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Force Guy on July 30, 2012, 11:59 AM
It'll be interesting to see how the rest of the year turns out with waves 4-7 fighting their ways onto the shelves at the same time.

I don't think that will be the case at all.  I seriously doubt waves 4 and 5 will ever hit en masse.  If, and that's a big if, new vinty figs hit retail, it will be waves 6 and 7.  There won't be multiple waves fighting their way onto shelves.  Maybe I'm wrong... 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Scockery on July 30, 2012, 02:03 PM
The revenge waves sat in warehouses and got dumped at Tuesday Morning. It seems the Panda Baba waves got unloaded at babies R us.

That's right...the Tuesday Morning here closed 2 years ago and the nearest one is an hour away.

I checked Babies R Us here once...no non-baby toys. Awkward going into a story like that. Good place to meet single women, though. LOL.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on August 1, 2012, 12:10 PM
BBTS has cases up for pre order. I went ahead and made my order, theres only 2 in the case I don't need, and maybe I can sell em off.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Scott on August 1, 2012, 12:11 PM
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS22114&mode=retail

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jeff on August 1, 2012, 12:16 PM
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS22114&mode=retail

From BBTS's listing:
Quote
This wave has limited distribution compared to normal waves.

Ruh-roh, Shaggy. Looks like those last wave rumors might be panning out... :(
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Scott on August 1, 2012, 12:21 PM
I ordered 2 cases mainly so I can fill my wants and betting that Retail may not get this...if anyone wants the EpI or Goofy Video Clone for a Royal Guards let me know :P
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 1, 2012, 12:32 PM
Stupid disclaimer. I pre-ordered 2 cases. Hopefully I'll be able to snag some more Royal guards elsewhere.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: P-Siddy on August 1, 2012, 12:41 PM
I decided to order, too. NYC doesn't get anything.  That said, I'll have 3 CW, EU soldier I don't need.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Scott on August 1, 2012, 01:01 PM
Also up at EE (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS37499g)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 1, 2012, 01:08 PM
Stupid disclaimer. I pre-ordered 2 cases. Hopefully I'll be able to snag some more Royal guards elsewhere.

hopefully they will carry forward these highly sough after army builders with all of their accessories into the build a droid line

I ordered a case thanks to seeing the JD link on facebook - hopefully ordering from that link gives the site whatever sort of credit
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 1, 2012, 01:32 PM
Well - I ordered 2 cases from BBTS and 2 cases from EE.

I'm glad I was right on what the make-up of this case would be. It makes the most sense.

If I end up getting all four cases - I'll probably have a set of the four re-carded DTF figures available if anyone wants/needs them....

And I'll also have extras of Nien Nunb, Weequay and Orrimaarko available for trade for Royal Guards or Republic Trooper...

Expensive way to end out the Vintage collection....
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Scockery on August 1, 2012, 01:44 PM
hopefully they will carry forward these highly sough after army builders with all of their accessories into the build a droid line

Hopefully, but unlikely. Waves are planned too far in advance, unless they tacked a repaint/reissue year end wave on for 2013. They haven't done that in a few years.

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Greg on August 1, 2012, 01:53 PM
  That said, I'll have 3 CW, EU soldier I don't need.

I would be happy to take them off your hands when you get them. Let me know if you would like to work something out.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: P-Siddy on August 1, 2012, 02:21 PM
I'll keep you in mind when they come, Greg.  Of course, you might need to prod the memory some since I won't get these until November.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Nicklab on August 1, 2012, 02:22 PM
I've seen remnants of this wave near me over the past few days.  It's nice to know that it's hitting the stores, but it would be nice to see it in more significant numbers.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: CHEWIE on August 1, 2012, 02:24 PM
I've seen remnants of this wave near me over the past few days.  It's nice to know that it's hitting the stores, but it would be nice to see it in more significant numbers.

Guessing you're talking about the Galen Marek/Shae Vizsla wave?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Nicklab on August 1, 2012, 02:33 PM
I've seen remnants of this wave near me over the past few days.  It's nice to know that it's hitting the stores, but it would be nice to see it in more significant numbers.

Guessing you're talking about the Galen Marek/Shae Vizsla wave?

Correct!  Wrong thread.  My apologies.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: CHEWIE on August 1, 2012, 02:37 PM
I've seen a bit of that wave too... not much though.  It's a great wave, I really hope that it starts showing up more.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on August 1, 2012, 03:34 PM
My case is ordered with my buddy, so I'm set...  Anxious to see Vintage put to rest for a while, and see a new line with a new look.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Matt R. on August 1, 2012, 04:02 PM
I order a case has well.  It going to be hell getting another Royal Guard.  Once again the last wave gets screw over.  Hasbro should have made this wave Droid Factory wave 1 (except Aurra, Mawhonic, Gungan, and Pilot) and Vintage cards be the online exclusive.  I feel for the guys who have to buy 2 sets for carded set and loose.  I tried the a carded set and could not afford it.  So I feel for you carded and loose collectors.     
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Scott on August 1, 2012, 04:24 PM
I've been watching the BBTS orders today...they started at around 700 cases available for preorder and are now under 300...they are going fast!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on August 1, 2012, 04:32 PM
I preordered the figures I wanted from Nerd Rage. Unfortunately I was too late for the Royal Guard...figures.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: DoctorPadawan on August 1, 2012, 04:42 PM
I had gone to BBTS earlier this morning to check on the status of a previous order and noticed these were up, so I jumped on a case.  If anyone needs those four TPM recards (Naboo Pilot, Gungan Warrior, Aurra Sing, and Mawhonic) let me know, as I have no need for them. 

I'm kind of sad that Vintage is going out with such a whimper (I refer, of course, to the distribution as opposed to the quality of the figures, which look great), but Hasbro has nobody to blame for that but themselves.  I'd like to think that, with the launch of the new Droid Factory stuff in 2013 they'll change things to correct these last two years' issues, but something tells me that they haven't learned anything.  You kind of have to admit there's something wrong before you can learn anything too.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 1, 2012, 05:54 PM
I'm kind of sad that Vintage is going out with such a whimper (I refer, of course, to the distribution as opposed to the quality of the figures, which look great), but Hasbro has nobody to blame for that but themselves.  I'd like to think that, with the launch of the new Droid Factory stuff in 2013 they'll change things to correct these last two years' issues, but something tells me that they haven't learned anything.  You kind of have to admit there's something wrong before you can learn anything too.

Well - back before the EP1 vintage showed up there were reports of various case assortments - and everything up until the Tarkin wave came true.

What didn't come through were all of the ridiculous waves with even more EP1 carry-forwards and just a few new figures from both the lost-line six and the final 12.

Instead, what we're getting is the "lost line six" in a case where it's a complete set on Vintage cards and then a complete set on the lost line look cards.

And then after that, they took the remaining 12 figures and stuck them all in a case at 1-per case.

While this isn't a totally ideal situation for the collector who picks and chooses the figures they want. For the collector who gets one of everything still - these last two cases are ideal.

And at least with the first wave of the new droid factory - there are 12 different figures to build two 6-part droids. And where a figure is an old tooling it is at least a repaint - Red TVC Battledroid, VC45 Clone Repaint, Repaint of Sun Fac, etc...

To my recollection, this will be the first time in a REALLY long time where three cases in a row were ideal for a "one of everything" collector.

We didn't even get this kind of treatment when Legacy launched in 2008 - that first wave had eight new figures and four "Greatest Hits" figures of repacks - and from then on, every Legacy collection wave had at least 4 carry-forwards from a previous wave with changed droid parts so that any one droid was unique to a wave.

Even when Vintage launched - the ESB wave had re-packs (Boba, 4-LOM) as did the Vintage "re-launch" for EP1 (Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan).

So I think they are making good strides to help combat the problems of the past year.

Minimally they're making it so buying-by-the-case online isn't a painful process. As it stands right now, I have  26 "excess" Vintage figures from the cases I have ordered this year and no less than 9 of those figures are Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan and BluRay Luke - that's ridiculous.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: darthjaybay on August 1, 2012, 06:14 PM
I've been watching the BBTS orders today...they started at around 700 cases available for preorder and are now under 300...they are going fast!

So do you have to pay now for the preorder?  Just curious, because some companies dont require a prepay.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on August 1, 2012, 08:32 PM
No, they pay when ship as far as I'm aware...  The only pre-pay that I can recall for some time was this Jocasta Nu which was ultimately changed.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Brian on August 1, 2012, 08:51 PM
I preordered a case as well, but I'm tempted to order two.  I've never done that (and usually opt for the "sets" anyways, when I can), but there is so much OT goodness in this wave I'm tempted.  I'd like extras of some in this wave, and have - so far - kept up with a carded collection of the OT figures in the TVC packaging.  It would be nice to finish out the run.  That being said, I don't need - or want - the TPM stuff in this wave so I'm not sure.  Having twice as many figures I don't need isn't appealing.  I literally haven't seen a wave past TPM at retail here all year, so I don't have hope of these showing up locally either.  Maybe Amazon will come through like they have with other waves, but you know these are going to be blink and they are gone.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jeff on August 1, 2012, 08:57 PM
I've been watching the BBTS orders today...they started at around 700 cases available for preorder and are now under 300...they are going fast!

Looks like they are under 50 now... crazy.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on August 1, 2012, 09:02 PM
Wow.

Well, glad we got our order in early here...  Good case ultimately.  I figure only 2 figures I DON'T want in it...  the rest I'm ok with.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 1, 2012, 09:25 PM
16 left!  dang!

maybe Hasbro will get ideas from this...

update: now 5 left

update: now 4

update: 3

and gone now?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: McMetal on August 1, 2012, 10:45 PM
Hmmm, did not realize this was the wave with the two realistic styled Clone Wars figures. Guess I am SOL now. Not gonna buy a case for 2 figures anyway, really.

If anyone has any extras of Obi or Ahsoka they'd be willing to part with, I'll gladly take them off your hands.  ;D

Thanks!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: darth broem 2 on August 1, 2012, 11:29 PM
What a bunch of...eh...it doesn't matter.   I'll just let that wave go.  I really wanted a few of them but I'm not paying $130 for half of them I don't want.  Best figures and packaging they have had on this line the past 16 years and I probably couldn't find 50% of them.  Sigh.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: evenflow on August 2, 2012, 01:36 AM
Well I missed out on a case, sucks.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jabba the Slug on August 2, 2012, 03:51 AM
I'd like to start off by saying that I have never once bought a full case of figures, nor do I usually buy online. Ever since TVC, I've been buying individual figures from Amazon, because that is my only option for ever getting new figures these days. I haven't seen ONE figure from anything after the TPM wave at retail. Ever. In short, I've been adapting to the situation Hasbro has presented the hard way.

How is this relevant to this wave? Well, this was the one wave I actually really wanted - I don't know about you guys, but I'm all down for realistic Obi and Ahsoka. Those figures look stunning to me. And, as far outta the loop I am with OT, I'm all down for the Royal Guard figure. So I was really annoyed when these came out as online exclusives.

Well, I can say I've bought my first full case of figures. EE was the way to go for me. It really is bittersweet. I can't believe that I seriously spend $100+ - online, mind you - just to get 3 figures I really wanted. Ugh, Hasbro.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 2, 2012, 07:46 AM
I am telling you, Hasbro has been wanting this for a LONG time now - probably since the beginning of the TAC line.  I seriously think these "distribution issues" are just part of the bigger plan for Hasbro to cut out the middle man - i.e. retail stores.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Diddly on August 2, 2012, 12:12 PM
Preordered two cases from EE, just so I can be guaranteed two Royal Guards. ::)

At least with the original assortment had only two figures I don't need. Guess I'll be selling or trading the extra non-army builders.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Force Guy on August 2, 2012, 05:49 PM
Guess I'll be selling or trading the extra non-army builders.

I'd definitely be interested in buying the Weequay figure from you if you're kind enough to set it aside for me.  Please.  :-)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: JediJman on August 2, 2012, 06:52 PM
Preordered two cases from EE

+1 

Not happy about shilling out $280 for these, but I guess it's not that far beyond retail. 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Force Guy on August 3, 2012, 12:13 AM
Not happy about shilling out $280 for these, but I guess it's not that far beyond retail.

(http://www.coins-of-the-uk.co.uk/pics/g3/6d/6d19.jpg)

I hope they'll take some of these for a few cases too...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 6, 2012, 12:30 PM
BBTS just restocked with another 750+ cases
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Greg on August 6, 2012, 03:17 PM
BBTS just restocked with another 750+ cases

Thanks for the tip. I put an order in for two cases. Hopefully I can get rid of the extras.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: CHEWIE on August 6, 2012, 03:54 PM
...I have a feeling there's going to be a lot of "extras" up for sale/trade from collectors later this year.

It sure is nice that Hasbro didn't double up on the Royal Guards/Republic Troops and can a couple of the TPM repacks...  ::)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Greg on August 6, 2012, 04:01 PM
...I have a feeling there's going to be a lot of "extras" up for sale/trade from collectors later this year.

It sure is nice that Hasbro didn't double up on the Royal Guards/Republic Troops and can a couple of the TPM repacks...  ::)

Oddly most of my extras will be the OT characters, but I definitely could have done without the DTF figures being repacked in the assortment.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: P-Siddy on August 6, 2012, 05:40 PM
Yeah, I'd definitely would  like a couple more Royal Guards but I'll probably be happy with whatever I get.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Nicklab on August 6, 2012, 09:55 PM
I could've passed on the Mawhonic repack, but otherwise I'm okay with this case pack.  BTW, BBTS has more of these cases in stock as of today.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on August 7, 2012, 12:01 AM
I'm pretty savy on Rebel weaponry, and I know Nein Numb's rifle is also a sorta update of the POTF2 figure's rifle, but am I wrong in thinking this is also a rifle that's briefly seen on Hoth?

Anyone able to back me up on that?  I know Hoth Rebels have more than just the typical rifle we've seen with Hoth/Endor Rebels in recent years...  There are other rifle types around in that sequence, and I'm now wondering if Nein's BFG is a screen-accurate piece of hardware.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: P-Siddy on August 7, 2012, 04:01 AM
I know those TPM guys are repacks, but I held off on buying the DTF ones because I wanted them on vintage cards.  I'm glad I held off.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Scott on August 9, 2012, 07:01 PM
These are all individually up on Amazon for preorder...limit 2 per customer
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Scott on August 9, 2012, 07:06 PM
Royal Guard (http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Vintage-Collection-Episode/dp/B008RNZSHC/jedidefender-20/)
Lumat (http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Vintage-Collection-Episode/dp/B008RNZQZQ/jedidefender-20/)
Nien Nunb (http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Vintage-Collection-Episode/dp/B008RO02JA/jedidefender-20/)
Prune Face (http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Episode-Return-Orrimaarko/dp/B008RO0434/jedidefender-20/)
Weequay (http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Vintage-Collection-Episode/dp/B008RNZRSC/jedidefender-20/)
Obi Wan (http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Vintage-Collection-Clone/dp/B008RNZP5M/jedidefender-20/)
Ahsoka (http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Vintage-Collection-Ahsoka/dp/B008RO04WK/jedidefender-20/)
Republic Trooper (http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Expanded-Universe-Republic/dp/B008RNZODK/jedidefender-20/)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 9, 2012, 07:31 PM
Thank you Scott - this allows me to pre-order the extra Republic Trooper and Senate Guard figures I'm looking for...

So now with 2 Cases on Pre-order from BBTS and 2 Cases on Pre-order from EE, combined with the 2x each of those two figures, I'll be all set with this wave.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: jedi_shadow on August 9, 2012, 08:01 PM
Thanks for the heads up.....Rather pay the extra $3 then the consistent disappointment of not finding these in the stores.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 9, 2012, 08:03 PM
These are all individually up on Amazon for preorder...limit 2 per customer

you can get more if you have more than one amazon account.....    ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Greg on August 9, 2012, 08:04 PM
These are all individually up on Amazon for preorder...limit 2 per customer

you can get more if you have more than one amazon account.....    ;)

The army builders were both 5 per order when I placed mine this afternoon. I didn't think that would last. I'm curious to see if my orders get cancelled or changed due to quantities.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Brian on August 9, 2012, 08:08 PM
Yeah, I placed an order for four Royal Guards this afternoon...hoping it doesn't get cancelled.  I'd be fine with only getting two as well, but it wouldn't let me change my order that I could find anymore.  Hopefully Amazon is able to come through with all these orders.  I'd be able to cancel one of my cases at least now, and save a bit of money (and extra figures).  I'm a little nervous to cancel too much yet, and see how this Amazon stuff shakes out.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Diddly on August 9, 2012, 08:16 PM
Preordered two Royal Guards... I forgot Amazon charges sales tax in TX now, so it'll be like $16 per figure. Oh well.

I doubt these wind up going through but who knows. I'll be leaving my EE preorder in tact just in case.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on August 9, 2012, 08:42 PM
I ordered 1 guard and 1 soldier...  I'm not a fan of the price regardless, but it's as good as it'll get and so I'm just gonna hope these see release again someday another year.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jeff on August 9, 2012, 11:13 PM
Looks like the ERGs are all gone.  I had errands to run tonight after work, so I missed out. :( 

Oh well, I'll take that as Fate telling me I really only need one of these. :P
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: P-Siddy on August 10, 2012, 08:59 AM
Looks like the ERGs are all gone.  I had errands to run tonight after work, so I missed out. :( 

Oh well, I'll take that as Fate telling me I really only need one of these. :P

Jeff, I got two and wanted more, but I may have a spare (rather have an even number of these brothers).
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Scott on August 10, 2012, 11:27 AM
Per the front page, Hasbro has confirmed that this is online only...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Scockery on August 10, 2012, 11:51 AM
They really must not want anyone besides collectors to own a CW Season 3 Ahsoka.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Force Guy on August 10, 2012, 12:42 PM
They really must not want anyone besides collectors to own a CW Season 3 Ahsoka.

For the moment, at least.  I can't see why they wouldn't re-release her at a future time.  Same with the ERG. 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Scockery on August 10, 2012, 01:01 PM
Hurry, there's more Amazon preorders available. I bite the bullet and got two Royal Guards, figuring they'd be the hardest to get on the aftermarket down the road. I talked myself out of the Republic Trooper for now...seeing as he's from whole time era that I have one figure from that I haven't even opened..
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: speedermike on August 10, 2012, 02:26 PM
I bought a pile from Amazon as well.  I don't want to miss those OT guys.  I'm curious if this will actually ship, or will it be one of these things where Amazon never gets the figs.  My delivery date is Dec 5.  Maybe I'll wrap them up and give them to myself for Xmas.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on August 10, 2012, 03:52 PM
"Estimated delivery: Dec. 6, 2012 - Dec. 8, 2012"

The ****?!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: P-Siddy on August 10, 2012, 03:56 PM
"Estimated delivery: Dec. 6, 2012 - Dec. 8, 2012"

The ****?!

Pre-order.  The wave doesn't hit until the end of November.  I don't mind the wait, really.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Sprry75 on August 10, 2012, 05:24 PM
I came out of retirement for this wave, since I've been waiting for a Nein Numb forever (still pissed about the non-removable vest, but what are ya gonna do?) and decided to pick up the OT guys, plus 2 ERGs.  I'd love to wind up with 6 of them somehow, but I'm not holding my breath.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Rob on August 10, 2012, 08:53 PM
I went ahead and ordered one of each on Amazon... $12.99 is outrageous, but Target by me is $11.49 and tax, so it's like $0.35 each more than in stores. 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Force Guy on August 11, 2012, 01:50 AM
Putting things in perspective, $12.99 isn't too bad of a price to pay for any vintage figure released post-TPM.  I mean, sure, Walmart or Target might have them priced at $10-$11 retail, but how many times have you seen anything beyond TPM vintage hanging on the pegs?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Matt R. on August 11, 2012, 02:47 AM
Are they charging the cards at amazon for the pre-orders?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Diddly on August 11, 2012, 03:20 AM
Are they charging the cards at amazon for the pre-orders?

Nope, not charged until the item is in stock and ships
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Sprry75 on August 11, 2012, 06:50 AM
Putting things in perspective, $12.99 isn't too bad of a price to pay for any vintage figure released post-TPM.  I mean, sure, Walmart or Target might have them priced at $10-$11 retail, but how many times have you seen anything beyond TPM vintage hanging on the pegs?

And given that these are online exclusives, it stands to reason there will be something of a premium.

But it's still ridiculous (though I made my wife log in on her account and get 2 ERGs in addition to everything I ordered because I'm Hasbro's bitch).
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Paul on August 11, 2012, 08:47 AM
Per the front page, Hasbro has confirmed that this is online only...

They forgot to mention EBay.com.  Which is where I've had to buy more figures lately than anywhere else.

It is the reason I have 2 DSTs instead on none.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: John C on August 11, 2012, 09:02 AM
Royal Guard is back up for preorder.  :)  Got two of those and one each opf the others.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 11, 2012, 09:26 AM
Wow. Just wow. Incredible to think how badly one wave screwed up the entire year.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Nicklab on August 11, 2012, 09:37 AM
Yeah.  The ripple effect of that overstock of the TPM wave has been pretty catastrophic.  And given what Hasbro showed about 2013 at SDCC, it looks like they're not going to go all-out in support of AOTC in 3-D.  The potential for a wave (or more) of AOTC themed figures to hold up everything else from shipping to retail is not something that I think anyone wants to see.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Rob on August 11, 2012, 10:19 AM
Per the front page, Hasbro has confirmed that this is online only...

They forgot to mention EBay.com.  Which is where I've had to buy more figures lately than anywhere else.

It is the reason I have 2 DSTs instead on none.

You should really start trolling Amazon for these... I've bought probably the last 4 waves there.  $12.99 each, but if you have Prime there's free shipping and no tax (if Texas isn't collecting?).  I don't think I've found a new figure in stores since the Phantom Menace wave.  The prices jump around on Amazon, but if you're patient, you can have them for $12.99 or less.  Shae Vizla or whatever her name is, is the only one I haven't managed to pick up for that price yet.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on August 11, 2012, 04:27 PM
I knew the TPM wave was going to **** up the distribution. I was the same thing last time we had TPM figures clogging the pegs.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Force Guy on August 11, 2012, 11:46 PM
You're right Lando, and I remember how hard that last wave of TPM (Sio Bibble/TC-14 wave) was to find.  It was in limited supply, just like this wave will be, but worse.   
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: darth broem 2 on August 15, 2012, 11:17 AM
I broke down and went the Amazon.com way.  Better than buying a whole case I guess.  Now to search for the other 40 figures I could not find at retail  :)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 15, 2012, 12:42 PM
I think at $12.99 each but with free ship and no tax, Amazon might be the cheapest online site for these.

Retail stores complain about Amazon having an unfair advantage but if retail actually bothered to restock their figures once in a while they would make the sale instead.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 15, 2012, 12:58 PM
I think at $12.99 each but with free ship and no tax, Amazon might be the cheapest online site for these.

Close, but not quite - two cases from EE cost me $288.58 - that's 24 figures which means they are $12.02 each shipped.

And with the BBTS cases being $10 less, I'm sure their price per figure is less than that....

Don't get me wrong though - Amazon is a great alternative for getting the army builder figures you want above and beyond your case sets...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: McMetal on August 15, 2012, 01:03 PM
But Amazon isn't reliable for carded collectors. For everyone that got their order in pristine, unpunched condition, someone else got a padded envelope with a bunch of stuff crushed.

I can't take that chance for that price. I have to see what I am buying.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on August 15, 2012, 01:17 PM
I don't know about you guys, but I'm pretty psyched for Prune Face (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdEUwHF7d7I).
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 15, 2012, 02:00 PM
That was awesome. Thanks.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Greg on August 15, 2012, 03:00 PM
But Amazon isn't reliable for carded collectors. For everyone that got their order in pristine, unpunched condition, someone else got a padded envelope with a bunch of stuff crushed.

I can't take that chance for that price. I have to see what I am buying.

I seem to recall the crushed stuff mailed in envelopes being from a UK seller and not Amazon itself. I ordered three figures from Amazon just a few weeks ago, and they were unpunched and packed well in a box.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: P-Siddy on August 15, 2012, 04:28 PM
I've had 3 varying shippings from Amazon (it said from a warehouse).  One single figure was ship in a triangular box and was fine.  Three figures were shipped in a regular box with some bubble packing, but the figures were still a little loose in there and had a bit of dog-earring on the bottom (no biggie to me since I'm an opener) and then a single figure in a bubble-mailer.  The bubble on the figure was mashed some, but then again, I'm an opener.  All figures from the three orders were unpunched.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on August 15, 2012, 04:32 PM
I can't say I've ever had bad luck with Amazon's shipping...  I can't recall how HTS has been every time I ordered there either really, but I can't say I had really bad luck there that I can recall.

I think maybe it was TRU slapped a sticker on the figure itself and put it in a box?  I know that happened at some point.

It helps that I open stuff and I'm not picky, but sometimes I do like to keep the packaging to certain stuff and other than someone sending me stuff with shipping stickers on it, I can't recall truly bad experiences.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 15, 2012, 04:44 PM
I like the ability to cherry pick the figures I want from Amazon. I don't want an entire case were four or five are duplicates and I definately don't need them as soon as they are released. If I miss one it's no big deal, I'll pick it up some other day for less. I won't go for anything over $12.99. There is something to say for picking the ones that you want and leave the others for when they go down in price. Besides, I don't care if the cards are smashed since I'm an opener. Using this strategy, I come out ahead over the EE or BBTS price.

I guess I just don't care that I get them all anymore. I buy unique only now.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: bellboy on August 15, 2012, 04:58 PM
Amazon's shipping sucks! Ordered moff tarkin and gamorrean guard they packed, one face up and the other face down on top. They had a rubber band around them and to top it off they also had a layer of plastic wrap to seal them together. The items were shipped in the standard cardboard box, but after all of the unwrapping, moff was bent up and out of shape. I called and complained, they sent a replacement in a yellow mailer which was worse than the moff sent in the box. BE CAREFUL
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 15, 2012, 05:23 PM
This is why I rely on Amazon solely for army builders or openers.

I don't care what kind of shape they arrive in. (unless the figure is broken of course)

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on August 16, 2012, 08:40 AM
Yeah, I've always been an opener, but I feel for you guys that keep them carded...that can't be easy. Especially since you can't inspect before you buy.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on August 16, 2012, 10:00 AM
I'd ordered the Nikto wave off of Amazon and yeah, they were pretty banged up. Fortunately I'm an opener so the cards were just goin in the garbage anyway, but I can definitely see how that might bother some people.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Nicklab on August 16, 2012, 07:10 PM
With all of this clamoring for the Royal Guards, I have to hope that Hasbro might be looking to carry them forward into the Droid Factory line.  This is a repack I wouldn't mind in the least, and would probably be welcomed by a lot of collectors.  Especially if Wave 17 is only available online.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Force Guy on August 16, 2012, 09:07 PM
That certainly would be welcomed by most collectors but then you would still have that bunch who would cry that the Royal Guard wasn't re-released on a vintage card.  Boo hoo.   :'(
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Scockery on August 16, 2012, 10:49 PM
No. Those people will have all quit the hobby again...like they claim they are going to.  It was all about retro packaging!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 17, 2012, 01:33 PM
I would definitely love to see the Royal Guard re-released in 2013 as part of the Droid Factory or heck, even in the Movie Heroes line. Would definitely give me the opportunity to have a squad in the movie-uniform and a squad in the training uniform from the comics...

I'm always perplexed with Hasbro produces such a great figure and then makes it limited.

Also, I'm not 100% convinced that this wave won't have a second life at Five Below or TJ Maxx like the AOTC wave did. I still keep adding to my Super Battle Droid ranks each time I see one of them for $5 or less...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Scockery on August 17, 2012, 09:40 PM
I'm always perplexed with Hasbro produces such a great figure and then makes it limited.

Then tells us how new tooling costs limits what they can do.

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Scott on August 27, 2012, 10:37 AM
More facial hair!

http://www.galactichunter.com/gh/story/whats-underneath-vintage-collection-royal-guard
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jayson on August 27, 2012, 11:05 AM
Looks just like Dave Vennemeyer
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on August 27, 2012, 04:06 PM
Headswappin' time.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Force Guy on August 27, 2012, 04:25 PM
I wonder if that's a prerequisite of being a Royal Guard, growing a beard.....
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 27, 2012, 06:35 PM
Headswappin' time.

ooo I hadn't thought of that yet.  I see a new Naboo Guard in my future...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Diddly on August 27, 2012, 07:34 PM
Don't care, all of my guards will have their helmets on permanently. :)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Nicklab on August 27, 2012, 08:14 PM
Looks just like Dave Vennemeyer


...or Kir Kanos:

(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091215232422/starwars/images/8/8a/KirKanos-TNR.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on August 27, 2012, 09:52 PM
I wonder if that's a prerequisite of being a Royal Guard, growing a beard.....

there's a big ceremony where they're sworn into the guard, and Vader or Palpatine make their beards grow with the force really quick.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Force Guy on August 27, 2012, 10:25 PM
I wonder if that's a prerequisite of being a Royal Guard, growing a beard.....

there's a big ceremony where they're sworn into the guard, and Vader or Palpatine make their beards grow with the force really quick.

That's exactly what I suspected.  I've heard rumors about the swearing-in ceremony for Biker Scouts, but it doesn't involve facial hair....
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on August 27, 2012, 10:26 PM
They work out in the bush, sooooo...  yeah....
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on August 28, 2012, 10:08 AM
They work out in the bush, sooooo...  yeah....

[Pants-less Biker Scout] "Does this look like a lightning bolt to you?" [/Pants-less Biker Scout]
Title: Re: "Vintage" Wave 17
Post by: bobafett14 on October 19, 2012, 10:09 AM
Not sure exactly where to post on the last vintage wave 17 yet..but here goes.

I jumped on an auction for the Tri-Logo version of last wave (17) of the vintage line.  We all knows what tends to happen with the last waves don't we?  In addition, does anyone know what the production runs may be on this last wave.  Hearing all kinds of things, and thre's a weird "vibe" with this wave.  It's an online store only dealthistime around, so I'm guessing production runs will obviously be low, but also worried that they won;t move as quickly, not having the brick and mortars selling as well.  These may show up in weird places..yet to be heard or determined.

I'm hearing from a few folks that the Tri-Logos were cut way short of production this time around (and they usually have a much lower run anyhow).  Curious to see what everyone is hearing.  For the couple extra $ it was per fig I figred I'd bite the bullet and take a chance on the Tri-Logos this time around. (only once before did I ever jump on a new modern wave qucikly, so we'll see.

Any additinal noise on this line, pelase post..curious to see what othrs are hearing.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on October 19, 2012, 02:01 PM
Really the general concensus has been simply pre-order and wait for it to ship...  I went in with another local to get a case to save on shipping, but yeah, that's been why this is sort of a slower topic I think.  Pre-orders were pretty easy to sneak in and everyone seemed to get one case at least.

Amazon was selling singles.  That was the last big news.  I got a couple extra army builders and was content to walk away at that point. 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: McMetal on October 19, 2012, 02:37 PM
I don't pre-order, but I do plan to pick up the two Clone Wars figures from Amazon when they have them In Stock and ready to ship. I'm not too worried about not being able to get these, but we'll see.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: evenflow on October 19, 2012, 11:38 PM
Love the Royal Guard.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jeff on October 25, 2012, 12:14 PM
As of this post, Wave 17 is In-Stock @ EE (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS37499G&id=HA-807301583)!

Just checked my EE order and it says "Processing".  Nice.  :)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jayson on October 25, 2012, 12:30 PM
Orders are processing from BBTS too.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 25, 2012, 12:34 PM
Orders are processing from BBTS too.

yup just got my notification from them!!!!!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: P-Siddy on October 25, 2012, 12:36 PM
Orders are processing from BBTS too.

yup just got my notification from them!!!!!

Haven't got mine yet, but it's exciting.

I wonder if the amazon orders will be processing sooner, too?

Edit:  Mine's now paid for!  I haven't been excited for a wave in a long time... oh, wait!  It's been a while since I've found anything!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 25, 2012, 01:54 PM
My four cases - two from EE and two from BBTS are both processing now :-)

Expensive month, but glad to have the Vintage line "done with"...

Well - I gotta get the TRU Endor AT-AT, but that's it. Still on the fence about whether or not I'm gonna bite on the Falcon...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Ben on October 25, 2012, 04:35 PM
My order from BBTS is good to go, just have to wait on my singles from Amazon and debate the BMF reissue now.

It'll be nice to have the break next year.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on October 25, 2012, 07:39 PM
Local buddy's order went through so my case is on the way.  Yay.

I've never felt so indifferent about new toys.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 25, 2012, 07:56 PM
Mine are one the way too. And there was much rejoicing.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Greg on October 25, 2012, 08:59 PM
My case was processed and shipped thru BBTS today. Aside from the Republic Trooper I'm not particularly excited about any of the figures... I'm looking forward to the Walking Dead "action figures" I ordered much more. :P
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Diddly on October 25, 2012, 09:51 PM
My two cases from EE have been shipped out as well. Expensive week for me as I just bought a bunch of college basketball tickets since I wasn't expecting this case until next month. Oh well.

Looking forward to pretty much just the Royal Guard and the POTF2 resculpts, though my interest is growing in the Republic Trooper.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jeff on October 26, 2012, 12:04 AM
Saw this tweet from EE tonight - "In case you were curious, our current Vintage Star Wars Wave 7 supplies are it. Selling fast, there will be no reorder".

If you haven't grabbed a case yet, you might want to grab one now (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS37499G&id=HA-807301583).   :-\
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on October 26, 2012, 12:09 AM
Wow, that is...  abrupt.

Good?  I dunno...  I don't think so, I guess.  I'm for market saturation if the demand is there I guess.  To me, this'll just create false demand for a lot of stuff.

Should make selling off a couple of those repacked WM wave figures a little easier though.  :-X
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: bobafett14 on October 26, 2012, 01:41 PM
I'll post here as well.

I ordered a Tri-Logo case off ebay.  I paid about $4 more per fig.  but what the heck with all the uncertainty with this line. Plus the Tri-Logos tend to have very small runs, so a small run of a more limited wave to begin with could turn out to be interesting way down the road.  It came this Wed. afternoon.  The figs are just fantastic.  The Accessories are extremly plentiful in this wave.  The Aurra lightsaber box with lightsabers is pretty neat.

The Republic trooper is outstanding...lots going on wiht it.  Love the color scheme.  The "Teenage years Ahsoka" is great.  The Royal guard is phenominal (love the extra helmet and shoulder pauldrons.  The Lumat with all his accesssories is pretty cool.  The OT figs are so detailed...they are wonderful.  Even what I would call the "ho hum" figs like the Naboo Pilot Gungan warrior and the podracer are very well done.

Lots to like about this wave.  Huge thumbs up!

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: speedermike on October 28, 2012, 12:25 PM
I just went to Amazon to make sure these were still on order there.  I hope that comes through.  Seems like a very cool wave.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: bobafett14 on October 29, 2012, 03:17 PM
I can't wait to see what happens in the long run with this wave.  REALLY HTF, jut plain HTF, since it's online retailer only will it not make a dfference, since mostly collectors will be buying?  How big a run is this wave really?

Come to think of it...wth ALLLLLLLL the knowledge we have on EVERYTHING SW, how come nobody ever posts something simple like a production run number?   ....EVER!

Hmmmmmmmm....
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on October 29, 2012, 03:59 PM
Hasbro never releases those numbers but there's general ballpark ideas, things you can sort of guess too...  Nothing ever specific really.  I think these will be produced in quantities that make them anything but rare ultimately, but their status as online only will make them mythical to some...  It's like the TRU wave last year.  People went nuts, but I'd wager there's so many of those they're nowhere near rare, they're just harder to find than say Endor Rebel, or Senate Guard, or Hoth Luke.

That EU Wave, there's tons on Ebay all the time and they rarely sell for what the asking prices are.  "Rare", and even extremely HTF, are terms I'd hardly ever apply to anything modern.

It's like the Naboo Fighter...  I want one and by all accounts you won't get one right now, but that doesn't mean you won't eventually, and for a very good price too...  Patience is what modern's about, to me.  Wait things out and eventually you'll be happy.  I buy most stuff when I see it if I want it.  That's just me buying what I want when I want to.  I'd be so far ahead if I'd waited on 90% of it though, haha. 

I still look at my Commtech reader in disgust.   >:(
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: bobafett14 on October 30, 2012, 02:40 PM
Haha!  That comtech reader is about the only thing I've opened over the last 10 yars or so (other than what the kids get and play with)

I actully used it with the EPI figs.  haha, just makes me laugh.

Funny the best stuff I love to trade is all the garbage freebies, giveaways, conventoin freebies and promos, freebie posters the comic stores get etc.

there is never any worries of having buyers remorse, worrying about what is worth more or less, or trading for a "fair" pice...becasue it's all freebie giveaway type stuff.  Love it...you can always have fn with that stuff.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on October 30, 2012, 03:46 PM
I always get dejected at the toy show because someone's always selling TVC proofs for like $10 each...  I like the proofs as I'm saving my cardbacks (and wow, is that a lot o cardbacks), and then seeing the proofs being sold for disgusting $...  and nobody buying too so I just don't get it I guess.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Scott on October 30, 2012, 11:35 PM
Opened the OT guys last night...love them all except for Nien's vest

As I was putting them in my case and taking out old POTF2 figs I couldn't help looking at the Snaggleteeth, Skiff Klaatu, Ree Yees, Yakface and dreaming of new ones SA versions. 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on October 30, 2012, 11:53 PM
Need lots of new guys...  I know resculpts annoy some, but to me they're the line's lifeblood at this point, at least from an OT perspective.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 31, 2012, 09:32 AM
Hmmmm.  My case is scheduled for delivery today.  Hopefully it gets here before I take the kids out Trick or Treating.  I would hate for some kid to see my package on my doorstep and think that it belonged to the "please take 1 only" bowl...    :-\

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Diddly on October 31, 2012, 10:54 AM
My cases got here yesterday afternoon, but I work overnights now and rented Assassins Creed III yesterday so these got put on the wayside. I'll check em out when I get home.

Still selling off the remnants of my second case if anyone is interested.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: McMetal on October 31, 2012, 12:32 PM
Still selling off the remnants of my second case if anyone is interested.

Would CW Obi and Ahsoka be among those remnants?  :)

If so, I'm there!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: bobafett14 on October 31, 2012, 01:31 PM
Hmmmm.  My case is scheduled for delivery today.  Hopefully it gets here before I take the kids out Trick or Treating.  I would hate for some kid to see my package on my doorstep and think that it belonged to the "please take 1 only" bowl...    :-\

Haha,  "I got M&M's what did you get?".. "I got a Tootsie Roll, how bout you?"...  "I got a republic Trooper".
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Diddly on October 31, 2012, 11:29 PM
Still selling off the remnants of my second case if anyone is interested.

Would CW Obi and Ahsoka be among those remnants?  :)

If so, I'm there!

Yes they are! Sending a PM...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Matt R. on November 1, 2012, 06:55 AM
Got My case 2 days ago just got around to opening them except Republic Trooper.  I love them all.  Weequay is probably my favorite in the wave.  I had no interest in Republic Trooper, so he stays closed.  Now if I can just track down Ewok Scouts and AT-ST Crew packs
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: P-Siddy on November 1, 2012, 07:54 AM
I hope to get mine today, but it's doubtful.  With Sandy, things have been delayed some.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 1, 2012, 12:30 PM
Just checked on the delivery status of my orders from BBTS and EE.

My two cases from BBTS were shipped via UPS and are out for delivery today.

My two cases from EE were shipped via Fedex-to-USPS and are expected on the 3rd.

Not bad considering how bad the Jersey shore was hammered by the Hurricane.

No movement on my Royal Guard/Republic Trooper order from Amazon though.

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on November 1, 2012, 04:04 PM
Did anyone order these from Nerd Rage?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 2, 2012, 09:11 AM
My cases from BBTS arrived late yesterday. Can not wait to crack these figures open. The just look fantastic.

Will be putting and extra Aura and Pod Racer guy up for trade.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 2, 2012, 09:24 AM
I opened all of these last night.  Of the new figurs (not repacked from the WM wave), my top two were Nien and the Weequay,  bottom two were Obi and Ahsoka.  I think Obi and Ahsoka sit at the bottom for just because of the over exposure of the two characters - nothing really wrong with the figures themselves - they are nice.

The Royal Guard was cool and all, but not really wowing me as much as I thought, though I am still in for a couple more via amazon pre-orders.  Lumat, while just another Ewok, looks perfect!  And I love the accessories!  Pretty cool how the arrow fits onto the bow!  Pruneface was fine as well, though really not much new there from the BAD line figure - but nice to have an updated figure from the Vintage line none the less.

Overall a very "win" of a wave.  When it comes down to it the only figure I am miffed about having in the case is another Mawhonic.  Aurra is a great figure all around and can fit into several different areas of a collection for displaying purposes so having another of her is not a bad thing imo.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Greg on November 2, 2012, 12:00 PM
I was very happy with this wave of figures. All of the new figures are very detailed and well painted, and are easily some of the best of the Vintage Collection. I even didn't mind three of the TPM repacks. The only real dud in the case is Mowhonic... it was a very obscure character to repack, and considering the figure is the same size as an ewok but with substantially less gear its very disappointing. A second Royal Guard would have been awesome, but oh well. The Royal Guard and Republic Trooper are probably my favorites from the wave, due to their extra gear and versatility.

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f328/mister_palpatine/100_2969.jpg)

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f328/mister_palpatine/100_2971.jpg)

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f328/mister_palpatine/100_2972.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 2, 2012, 12:56 PM
I opened up the eight new figures last night.

I was very under-whelmed by the Obi-Wan and Ahsoka figures - and I was looking forward to them the most. Like why is Ahsoka the same height as Obi-Wan? The addition of holes for their un-lit lightsabers was a nice addition that the realistic Clone Wars Anakin was missing.

The Jedi figures are all fantastic. Sure the Prune Face is just an update of the Legacy figure we got a couple years ago, but we all knew they were going to use that figure as the basis for this new figure so I'm willing to give Hasbro a "pass" on him. The rest - Weequay, Lumat, Royal Guard and Nien Nunb are all great and would have made for a great ROTJ themed wave - which I'm sure is how they were originally planned.

The star of the wave tho is the Republic Trooper - that figure is AMAZING and is a great addition to the rest of the Old Republic figures. Hasbro really stepped up their game for all three of these figures so I hope any new TOR figures in 2013 are equally on par with these.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Force Guy on November 2, 2012, 04:47 PM
I still think that it's inexcusable on Hasbro's part to have left Nien Nunb's lower mouth unpainted.  Even the vintage Kenner figure from 1983 was painted!  No excuse.   
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Nicklab on November 2, 2012, 11:58 PM
My case from BBTS should be arriving on Monday.  But no indications yet from Amazon about the individual Royal Guard and Republic Trooper figures that I ordered. 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 3, 2012, 07:21 AM
I just got this email from amazon:

"Star Wars Vintage Collection Episode VI Return of the Jedi Royal Guard"
Previous estimated arrival date: December 06, 2012 - December 08, 2012
New estimated arrival date: November 09, 2012 - November 15, 2012
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: P-Siddy on November 3, 2012, 09:52 AM
I just got this email from amazon:

"Star Wars Vintage Collection Episode VI Return of the Jedi Royal Guard"
Previous estimated arrival date: December 06, 2012 - December 08, 2012
New estimated arrival date: November 09, 2012 - November 15, 2012

I got that, too, so it sounds like I'll be getting my complete order!  :D
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 3, 2012, 11:39 AM
Ditto.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Rob on November 3, 2012, 05:41 PM
I got the Amazon email as well, but mine said November 7th on it.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on November 3, 2012, 06:35 PM
Got the same email though the later dates...  Don't care, I'm just happy to get stuff.

Some random thoughts...

I'm kinda ok with Ahsoka being taller.  She is older afterall.  If they were to do a younger one, and god I hope they do, I'd like her to obviously be smaller.  McGregor's not particularly tall so I'm not real miffed on the issue I guess.  I figure some creative license can be taken with CW characters.

I'm seeing prices drop on the ROTS guard and couldn't be happier.  I honestly like him fine and plan on picking up some when I see them for anything $5 or less.

I am geeked to get 2 Republic Troopers.  That figure is, hands down, outstanding looking.

Agree totally on Nein Numb's lip issue...  It's all about the $$$$$$$ though, as they've explicitly said paint aps are pricey.  Agree though, inexcusable.

Royal Guard...  I dig him but not a fan of the bearded head, honestly.  Guess the 2nd I can headswap with though.

I know it's asking for a lot but I really wanted a removable eyepatch on Orrimarko.  I really wanted to see a ghastly wound or open socket or something.  Make him look like a hardass.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: P-Siddy on November 3, 2012, 07:44 PM
I got the Amazon email as well, but mine said November 7th on it.

Got the same email though the later dates...  Don't care, I'm just happy to get stuff.

I believe I've got 2 different dates on my orders... I think Rob must be a prime member (as my wife is) and the others are regular free shipping.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Scott on November 3, 2012, 11:16 PM
Seems like this Wave is in stock at Amazon
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jeff on November 4, 2012, 12:03 AM
Seems like this Wave is in stock at Amazon

Thanks for the tip, Scott. I went ahead and picked up a few more ERGs. :)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Force Guy on November 4, 2012, 01:08 AM
I'm seeing prices drop on the ROTS guard and couldn't be happier.  I honestly like him fine and plan on picking up some when I see them for anything $5 or less.

We're on the same page.  I'm perfectly happy with the ROTS version, too, and will gladly pick up 4 more if the prices continue to drop.  Of course, I'll need to find some extra force pikes...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on November 4, 2012, 11:26 AM
5Below still has E1 senate guards if that helps.  They have the pike.  I take some of them and give them the rots senate guard helmet and no cloak to make Clone Wars guards, and give the pikes to my red rots guards then.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Ben on November 4, 2012, 01:05 PM
Seems like this Wave is in stock at Amazon

Thanks! Just grabbed two Royal Guards, and looks like the guys I preordered shipped yesterday. Which is good; I didn't want to buy two cases of this wave.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Darby on November 4, 2012, 01:34 PM
Also grabbed a couple extra Royal Guards. And Tarkin, who I still don't have a loose version of. Thanks! I got my case the other day from EE, and I have to say these are some tremendous figures. Great way to go out for vintage, even if the selection overall is a little 'meh.' The Royal Guard, Weequay, and the CW figures really stand out.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on November 4, 2012, 02:52 PM
Thanks for the heads up! I got an extra two, to bring my total up to six (the number we actually see on the Death Star). I'm glad to put this mad scramble behind me without having to go too far above retail price.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Diddly on November 4, 2012, 02:53 PM
Yep, my card was charged for my two ERGs from Amazon, and with my two cases arriving from EE, that makes me done with this wave. Just gotta resist the urge to order more Old Republic Troopers. :-X
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 5, 2012, 10:14 AM
Very happy with this wave. Though, I think whoever sculpted the Hoth Luke sculpted the Weequey with his slightly odd shoulders. A mild eye-sore. I think my biggest disappointment is in the Royal Guard. They still didn't get the cut of the cloth right. The cape from the black EU one was pretty close to perfect with an adjustment, so I'm wishing the had used that. I'm getting a few more from one of the Asian sellers, so I may experiment and hot glue a wire at the bottom of a cape to see if that helps.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 6, 2012, 05:20 PM
The first two out of my 8 ERG's I ordered (4 different orders - 2 per account) arrived today.  Cards in perfect shape and shipped in a box.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on November 6, 2012, 05:30 PM
The post office delivered my figures to the wrong address and now they can't locate the package, so I have no idea if and when I'll get these...pissed.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Nicklab on November 6, 2012, 10:31 PM
Got my BBTS case yesterday.  And I was genuinely surprised to see how small the actual Hasbro case was for this wave.  I've been way too busy to open ANY of these figures, so that's gonna have to wait a little while.  But it's definitely reassuing to finally have these in hand.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on November 6, 2012, 10:40 PM
Got my case from my buddy (Thanks Jim!) tonight.  Another darkened WM parking lot clandestine meeting. ;D

I also got my first Amazon order of an ERG and Rep Trooper.

I put a 2nd order for 2 more Rep Troopers in last night so I had a mini-squad after some head swaps.

I've yet to open anything as I just walked in and ate.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: P-Siddy on November 6, 2012, 11:28 PM
Got my BBTS case yesterday.  And I was genuinely surprised to see how small the actual Hasbro case was for this wave. 

Yeah, one of my cards was warped because it was so tight a fit.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on November 7, 2012, 03:29 PM
I had a warped card as well, nothing bad, just a slight curve and no creasing.

Anyway, on my Twitter feed @Jesse_James77, I'm picking some of the figures apart...  I started off with Lumat.

I was impressed with his paintjob, as that's where Hasbro has been making mistakes lately, by cutting corners.  He's pleasantly surprising though, plus I got the impression they compensated a little with his spear accessory, since he's a small character for a hefty price.

That said...  Flimsy weapons, from cheap plastic, are back...  bigtime.  Almost every new accessory I've gotten from any figure I opened is a very flimsy rubbery plastic.  Very cheap.  Hasbro had remedied this, and I assume this is another way they're cutting costs.  ::)  Major gripe.  Very major, at $10-$13 a pop.  It's a big step the wrong direction.

I'm going to pick apart the Royal Guard tonight, a pleasant surprise figure for me.  I wasn't geeked about him, but I'm changing that tune somewhat.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 7, 2012, 09:13 PM
BAM!

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/9250/16995748880511680256198.jpg)

6 of these are for a Canadian collector I help out - the others are for me.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: P-Siddy on November 7, 2012, 09:38 PM
Nice, Smash!  I've received half of my 6.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Greg on November 7, 2012, 09:46 PM
All three of my Amazon orders were delivered, for a total of 7 Royal Guards and 7 Republic Troopers. Amazon certainly made army building the last wave easy... I would gladly pay $13 per figure going forward if I could be guaranteed the quantities I desire delivered right to my doorstep.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: P-Siddy on November 7, 2012, 11:05 PM
Just got notification that my other two orders are shipped!  So my group of badass guards will soon be ready!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Scockery on November 7, 2012, 11:48 PM
My two Royales with Cheese Royal Guards arrived today. warped carded, some bubble dents. SMILE ON THE BOX MY $@%, AMAZON! Annoying because I was possibly gonna sell/trade one someday....maybe. Or not.

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Diddly on November 8, 2012, 05:42 AM
Got my two Guards today from Amazon, giving me four total after my EE case. Opened one of them, great figure, although the Force Pike was bent to hell ala some accessory from Saga 2002. Cheap plastic accessories are indeed back.

SERIOUSLY have to resist the urge to buy more Guards and Republic Troopers from Amazon
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: bellboy on November 8, 2012, 05:01 PM
Just got my 6 ERG's + 3 Nien Numb's from amazon today. Got an order for two more guards on the way.
Too bad this is the last of the Vintage Collection for now.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on November 8, 2012, 06:22 PM
This really is an amazing assortment. I have them all standing on my desk, and I can't stop looking at them.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 8, 2012, 07:48 PM
Got the two Royal Guards and two Republic Troopers that I ordered from Amazon today.

So now I'm officially done with this wave.

I decided I'm just gonna open the extras of the Gungan Warrior and Naboo Pilot that came in the cases. I'm also gonna open two each of Aurra Sing and Mawhonic - put one of each of them in my Jabba shelves and in my Cantina diorama - figured what the heck - there's going to be so many "extras" of those on the market, there's gonna be zero value in them for sale or trade.  :-\
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Force Guy on November 8, 2012, 10:33 PM
This really is an amazing assortment. I have them all standing on my desk, and I can't stop looking at them.

Me too, with emphasis on Prune Face.  They really nailed him. 

"When the face is a prune, then action goes BOOM!"
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on November 9, 2012, 10:27 AM
Yeah, Pruneface is just plain awesome as hell, with a capital 'A'...and to think, he was only there to fix the copier.  ;D

Nien Nunb
I actually really like the fact that Nien Nunb is so short. I was always under the impression he wasn't the tallest guy, so it was great to see him at a non-standard size. It's a bit of a bummer about his lip not being painted, but I'll get to that eventually. He doesn't seem to hold either gun very well, but really, does he need them? All he needs to do is keep Lando company in the cockpit...and act all shocked and appalled...
(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd14/sergeant_ook/Icons/nien_nunb_reaction.gif)

Weequay
I've always been a big fan of him, even as a kid, so this was a great figure to finally see resculpted. I always thought he was one of a bunch of identically dressed guards, but he's actually just one guy: Queequeg (http://skiffguards.com/weequay.html). I guess the reason I thought he was an army builder is because I had two of him as a kid in the vintage line.

Oh well, Queequeg looks awesome, even with the leg articulation being the wrong color. I wish his vibroaxe was painted (like Lando's), but he's still a great figure, and I'm glad to have him finally not standing in an action pose all day. Now we just need this guy (http://skiffguards.com/weequay-guard.html) to finish the Weequay contingent!

Lumat
I don't think he'll ever hold that bow and arrow convincingly, but really, did the Ewoks ever? They kind of went through the motions. When my character in Skyrim kills someone with a bow and arrow, it looks and feels like a deadly weapon. The Ewok bow looks like the thing you make when you're five years old. But he looks awesome with it slung over his shoulder, with the arrows in the quiver. And overall, he's a great looking Ewok with a load of detail in the face, and decent paint apps. Can't ask for much more than that, though at his small size, I wish Hasbro would include some sort of set piece with him, like a drum or some bowls or something.

Hasbro has been great to us on the Ewok front lately...probably because it takes less material to make them, yet they sell for the same price. Sometimes I feel like such a toy whore. Whatever, just give me Mookie (http://images-mediawiki-sites.thefullwiki.org/10/5/3/3/1418662921900351.jpg) and I'll be happy.

Royal Guard
The one problem I have with this guy is his inability to hold his pike correctly. Sure, he can easily wave it around like he's berating an unruly class, but there's no chance of him holding it at attention unless you turn his wrist unnaturally, or balance it on his upturned hand. Since displaying the RG with his wrist mangled doesn't appeal to me, I've chosen the latter.

Other than that, it's really a slam-dunk figure with a load of accessories. I've ordered enough to make my squad of six, but now I feel like I want a seventh to be the Kir Kanos figure...and I don't even care about Crimson Empire (Hell, I've never even read it). That's how good this figure is...it makes me care about an EU story I've never read.

While not accurate to the accepted under-the-robes appearance of the Royal Guards, I kind of wish we could have gotten them with the vader-esque detailing we see on the vintage figure's legs (http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/vintage/vintERGnorobesfr.jpg). When I was a kid I always thought they were supposed to be one step below Vader (strange, considering I was basing that mostly on their pants).
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 9, 2012, 02:28 PM
Royal Guard
The one problem I have with this guy is his inability to hold his pike correctly. Sure, he can easily wave it around like he's berating an unruly class, but there's no chance of him holding it at attention unless you turn his wrist unnaturally, or balance it on his upturned hand. Since displaying the RG with his wrist mangled doesn't appeal to me, I've chosen the latter.

perhaps you can clear band it to his arm to have it appear as if he is holding correctly?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on November 9, 2012, 03:44 PM
Ah good idea...I might have to try that.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Force Guy on November 9, 2012, 05:01 PM
(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee31/ForceGuy/lumat-splits.jpg)

Gotta love the articulation on Lumat...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Brian on November 9, 2012, 05:13 PM
I got the last of my orders from Amazon today.  I ended up getting a case through EE and then ordering the extras from Amazon.  I haven't gotten a chance to open everything yet, but at first glance it just looks like a fantastic wave.  A couple I did get first and opened are the CW Obi-Wan and Ahsoka.  I know the CW animated line has its fans (and I'm one as well), but I'm really loving these realistic styled versions so far.  The Anakin, Obi, and Ahsoka are all pretty great and I'm glad it sounds like we'll be getting more going forward.  Although some of their animated counterparts fit in reasonably well, I sure wouldn't mind seeing characters like Cad Bane, Hondo, Savage, etc. get new versions going forward.  Also got to open Nien Nunb and Weequay, which are both great too.  Got my Royal Guards, Lumat, and Prune Face openers today, so looking forward to checking those out too.  Sad to see the Vintage line go (for now), but a nice way to end it.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 11, 2012, 12:53 PM
for kicks I took a pic of Mawhonic's UPC on my smart phone and scanned it at Target.  Guess what?  It works....    ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Diddly on November 14, 2012, 07:11 AM
Pfffew! I was tempted to order a few more Royal Guards and Republic Troopers from amazon but they're both down to scalpers selling them for $25 a pop now. No thanks! If I ever get the hankering for more Guards, I'll probably track down some ROTS guards since their price is going down according to Jesse.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on November 14, 2012, 07:10 PM
I keep thinking about ordering a 2nd Ahsoka...  *sigh*
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on November 16, 2012, 01:26 AM
I've been slowly, but surely, opening my case...  one at a time, methodical, like a sort of action figure serial killer.

I've been quasi-reviewing them on Twitter...  4-6 posts, quick little blurbs.

I have to say, so far, Orrimarko is getting high marks from me.  Dressel_Rebel would be proud!

The rifle...  You should see how Hasbro went detail on that rifle.  Everyone just assumed it was some WW2 rifle thrown into his hands, but either they saw a prop more up close, or they went their own direction with it, but either way they delivered a rifle that is all kinds of awesome and has a good working sling.

It's definitely, to me, not as EU likes to claim...  It's a blaster.  I'll always say it is simply a wood stocked blaster rifle because why would the Dressellian Militia have slug weapons?  Lame idea.  They've got badass rifles IMO and Hasbro made the new one's accessory a bit more sci fi looking, without going overboard at all.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on November 20, 2012, 08:01 PM
I ordered another Ahsoka and Obi.  I realized my Ahsoka has 2 left feet I think and Obi I figured I'd get for free shipping.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: speedermike on November 22, 2012, 10:10 PM
AAAAAHHHH!  Boy did I screw up!  I ordered this whole wave off amazon months ago.  I've been really busy lately, and had seem that these were shipping.  I went to Amazon to check my order, and my order had been cancelled.  It seems that I had the account hooked up to an older credit card that expired, and I missed the e-mails notifying me of this because they go to my old AOL account!  Yikes!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on November 22, 2012, 11:06 PM
I'd check around some of the etailers for cases.  You might nab one.

The individuals keep popping up on Amazon too, but the two harder to find ones obviously either go fast, or aren't there at all even.  I got Ahsoka and Obi the other day though and they'd both shown as out of stock just a day or two before.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: JediJman on November 23, 2012, 12:12 AM
AAAAAHHHH!  Boy did I screw up!  I ordered this whole wave off amazon months ago.  I've been really busy lately, and had seem that these were shipping.  I went to Amazon to check my order, and my order had been cancelled.  It seems that I had the account hooked up to an older credit card that expired, and I missed the e-mails notifying me of this because they go to my old AOL account!  Yikes!

I actually ended up with an extra case.  Shoot me a PM if you're interested.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 23, 2012, 09:49 PM
It appears this wave will actually be making it to retail in Canada -- it was found at a Walmart on Canadian cardbacks.

http://www.snowtroopers.ca/forum/index.php?topic=20477.msg204878#msg204878

(http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u25/66jedikiller66/P1130745.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: speedermike on November 24, 2012, 11:28 AM
jedijman...sent a PM
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 24, 2012, 09:21 PM
(http://secretsof7scribes.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/hannibal_a-team-jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Force Guy on November 26, 2012, 10:58 PM
I'm seeing prices drop on the ROTS guard and couldn't be happier.  I honestly like him fine and plan on picking up some when I see them for anything $5 or less.

So yes, it's true, as I picked up a pair for $8 this past weekend, and honestly, I think the ROTS can go "toe to toe" with the recent VC version. 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on November 26, 2012, 11:13 PM
After seeing both I'm not any more displeased with the ROTS figure than  already was...  It's a fine figure, and I'm sure I'll buy more if I see them and the $'s there.  The new one's great, don't get me wrong.  Even the pistol is new (the biker scout pistol).  It's a nice figure, and I love remobable brain buckets, but that ROTS figure's biggest flaw to me was its softgoods, and IMO this new one's no better, and neither bother me.

New one's cooler by a nose, and will cost ya...  2005 one's fine and hasn't been high in cost really and should go down...  2002 and POTF2 sucked and are practically given away.  I'll stick with 2005's for a sizable army of them.  Even if the new one became widely available, the 2005 figure would still be high on my list due to cost.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Force Guy on November 26, 2012, 11:59 PM
I agree that the soft goods on both the ROTS version and the VC version suck.  That's THE major flaw with the VC version, IMO, which prevents it from being a definitive version.  That is why I thought to myself, why even bother amassing an army of the VC version if it isn't that much more superior to the ROTS version.  And like you said, the VC version is a pretty penny. 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Rob on November 27, 2012, 11:25 AM
I agree that the soft goods on both the ROTS version and the VC version suck.  That's THE major flaw with the VC version, IMO, which prevents it from being a definitive version.  That is why I thought to myself, why even bother amassing an army of the VC version if it isn't that much more superior to the ROTS version.  And like you said, the VC version is a pretty penny.

They need to use a heavier, looser cloth that will fall... the other major flaw I think is not being able to properly hold the staff on the shoulder.  It's the only way these guys existed in the movies.  In a way, I still prefer the POTF Guard just for that reason.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on November 27, 2012, 04:30 PM
I know that's a complaint but I don't understand what folks mean on it I guess.  I have mine (ROTS and VC) holding their staff in a pose which I consider good...  They hold the bottom and it rests against the shoulder.  Looks alright to me.  :-\

I agree on the fabric.  A loose almost silky knit material would work, ala Graxol Kelvyn (the big assed podracer fan from the one 3-pack during TPM's release...  HUGE figure).

His cloth is a perfect material for the robes.

I felt that the TPM VC figure, which was dumped at Five Below last year, was also a good fabric choice.  he had a light blue inner-robe like the material described above, but he had a heavier dark blue robe outside that his arms came out of perfectly, and it had a nice texture.  It's heavy, so it doesn't pose real well (the fabric), but I got all my TPM guards to look good standing at attention.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Force Guy on November 27, 2012, 10:07 PM
Soft goods are okay but only when done right.  Unfortunately, most of the time, Hasbro fails when it comes to soft goods.  On that note, the AOTC Saga Royal Guard with plastic robes doesn't look all that bad.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Rob on November 27, 2012, 10:39 PM
I know that's a complaint but I don't understand what folks mean on it I guess.  I have mine (ROTS and VC) holding their staff in a pose which I consider good...  They hold the bottom and it rests against the shoulder.  Looks alright to me.  :-\


Could you post a picture of what you're doing?  I managed to get mine to hold them somewhat properly by turning the wrist all funny, cramming the base of the force pike into their hand, and then hoping that it doesn't pop off - which they seem to do frequently.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on November 27, 2012, 10:44 PM
Could you post a picture of what you're doing?  I managed to get mine to hold them somewhat properly by turning the wrist all funny, cramming the base of the force pike into their hand, and then hoping that it doesn't pop off - which they seem to do frequently.

I think you and I are doing the same thing.  I'll try and snap a photo when I have a moment.  They're not out where I can get to them at this moment though.

On softgoods, I'm pro...  I think more often than not, they look fine.  Sometimes the fabric's too bulky but for me even the Royal Guards (2005 and now) are fine.  Not perfect but fine.  Same with the Jedi robes of late, and the "skirt" pieces.  I mean CW Ani and Obi are insanely good IMO.  They're a tough thing to get right too because what you want may not be readily available at production and such.

For my money, they don't inhibit articulation and stuff, so I appreciate them.  The Saga 2002 Royal Guard was so-so lookign to me, and I'll take softgoods versions over that any day of the week.  At $10 a pop too, figures had better be able to use all included articulation otherwise I'm pretty irked, haha.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Rob on November 28, 2012, 12:06 PM
No worries... and no rush.  If you don't get to it, that's fine.

As for soft goods... I'd like to see them try a Royal Guard with a material that's more like the cape from the Vintage (like 80's vintage) General Lando.  The light-weight felt like stuff doesn't do it for me.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on November 28, 2012, 03:01 PM
The Graxol Kelvyn is basically the same material but less shiney...  I'd be cool with that too.  It's a good material.

Lollipop Mace had maybe the best fabric for this scale on any figure, ever.  People really don't appreciate that aspect of that figure.  It's thin, it has stretch, it's dull in color, it has a tight weave to it that looks scaled right.  It's got everything you could want for this scale.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Scott on December 1, 2012, 10:31 AM
Loose ERG (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=271103188881) from viperskingdom for $12 each..free shipping
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on December 1, 2012, 08:22 PM
Look to be gone now.  And his staff needs a woman or cialis.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 2, 2012, 08:26 AM
back again:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-Vintage-2012-Wave-7-EMPERORS-ROYAL-GUARD-LOOSE-one-helmet-only-offer-/360527001386?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item53f115772a
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on December 4, 2012, 09:14 PM
I was thinking Im ight buy one but honestly, the price kills it for me.  I'm really happy with the ROTS figure to the point I don't care about the new one enough to want a bunch.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 5, 2012, 10:48 AM
some of the figures from this wave are now down to $10-11 on amazon if anyone is looking for one of the non-army builders.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: bobafett14 on December 5, 2012, 08:14 PM
I've seen these on the secondary market in some stores here in Pgh. for anywhere from $14.99 up to $39.99ea, Republic Trooper and Royal Guard on the high end followed by Asohka, Lumat and the OT figs.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Scockery on December 14, 2012, 06:18 PM
Got Weequay, Lumat and Prune Face from Amazon today.

Opened Weequay already since his card was damaged (Which one of you guys sent back your damaged packaged figure  ;) )

Comparing all three 3 3/4" Weequays....they've never painted his shirt collar. Only POTF2 has the upper chest buttons/studs painted. Glad to have the guy less preposed.  It's funny it looks like they didn't even reuse Skiffmaster's hands for this guy. Glad he's got a skiff gun and not a stormtrooper blaster. Glad he's got no holster, because he didn't in the movie. It's one thing to add them to virtually unseen cantina patrons, but Weequay was quite visible. Wish his weapons were painted, but eh...whatcha gonna do?

All these recent skiff guards and no new skiff.  :'(
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Scott on December 17, 2012, 12:31 AM
Many of these are on sale for under $5 at Amazon right now.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on December 17, 2012, 02:04 AM
For the under $5 price how could you gripe about even the Gungan or Naboo Pilot ya know?  Sure, TPM figures, but great army builders.  Both are very worthy for multiples.

The Naboo Pilots head swaps onto the Fleet trooper, Capt. Needa, AT-AT Commander, probably several Rebel Pilots, and Hoth Rebel too.  Just an FYI.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on December 17, 2012, 10:03 AM
Yeah, this is the price I'm happy to pay for TPM figures. I just bought 3 Gungan Warriors and 5 Naboo Royal Guards.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Scockery on December 17, 2012, 05:34 PM
 Under $5.  :o

>:( Paid $10 for weequay last week. Buy another and return it? Maybe!

Now is the time to army build Bom Vimdin for $3.49 (he's not an add on item, either.)

Still not sure Mawhonic is worth $3.25.

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Jesse James on December 18, 2012, 01:37 AM
I put my last Xmas gifts through and got another Nein Numb.  He's cool with his beef lips and all.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 10, 2013, 11:24 AM
Finally found some two sided adhesive to do the Royal Guard cape taming trick and it came off rather well. RS suggests using the hair piece tape "Top Stick." I used something called twin stick that essentially the same.