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Title: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: Jeff on July 20, 2018, 05:17 PM
Revealed at the Hasbro Panel - $40 retail

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Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: Jeff on July 21, 2018, 01:50 AM
Press pics:

(https://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/San_Diego_Comic_Con_2018/Hasbro/Star_Wars/Press_Images/Solo_-_3.75-inch/Playsets/Target_Exclusive/tn_hasbro_solo_375inch_playsets_target_vandor_01.jpg) (https://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/San_Diego_Comic_Con_2018/Hasbro/Star_Wars/Press_Images/Solo_-_3.75-inch/Playsets/Target_Exclusive/hasbro_solo_375inch_playsets_target_vandor_01.jpg) (https://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/San_Diego_Comic_Con_2018/Hasbro/Star_Wars/Press_Images/Solo_-_3.75-inch/Playsets/Target_Exclusive/tn_hasbro_solo_375inch_playsets_target_vandor_02.jpg) (https://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/San_Diego_Comic_Con_2018/Hasbro/Star_Wars/Press_Images/Solo_-_3.75-inch/Playsets/Target_Exclusive/hasbro_solo_375inch_playsets_target_vandor_02.jpg) (https://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/San_Diego_Comic_Con_2018/Hasbro/Star_Wars/Press_Images/Solo_-_3.75-inch/Playsets/Target_Exclusive/tn_hasbro_solo_375inch_playsets_target_vandor_03.jpg) (https://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/San_Diego_Comic_Con_2018/Hasbro/Star_Wars/Press_Images/Solo_-_3.75-inch/Playsets/Target_Exclusive/hasbro_solo_375inch_playsets_target_vandor_03.jpg)
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 21, 2018, 11:16 AM
Intersting.  I hope that cardboard is pretty sturdy, but it reminds me of the old Sears Bespin set back in vintage.
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: Nicklab on July 21, 2018, 04:40 PM
This set reminded me of the vintage "Land of the Jawas" playset for some reason.  Seeing those footpegs on the side of the Conveyex was an interesting touch.  And this set makes me want Hasbro to make the Viper droids from SOLO as soon as they can.

The interesting part to me?  The back of this set.  It's one thing for the front of this set to be a setting for the Conveyex heist.  But the back is the path and gate to the shipyard?  Nice!
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: Jesse James on July 21, 2018, 06:56 PM
These are definitely interesting, but I can already guess the playset crowd will be complaining.  They make a nice simple display though for your collection.  I like 'em.
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: P-Siddy on July 21, 2018, 09:58 PM
This would be a cheaper way of getting a Carbon Freeze Chamber or Emperorís Throne Room
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: Nicklab on July 21, 2018, 10:48 PM
These are definitely interesting, but I can already guess the playset crowd will be complaining.  They make a nice simple display though for your collection.  I like 'em.

You know what?  Let them.

This is cool for displaying some of the SOLO 3.75" figures.  Especially considering the price point.

Plenty of 3rd parties are offering some interesting stuff now at varying price and detail points.  Maybe that has actually lit a fire under Hasbro's ass?  Who knows.  But this is a positive step forward.
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: Ben on July 22, 2018, 01:14 AM
Neat idea. Not sure that Iím sold on this, but the Kessel one is neat. Hope to see more, particularly OT stuff.
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 23, 2018, 06:24 PM
Maybe I'm just forgetting something but what is the shelf spot at Target for "3.75 Playset" for $44.99
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: Jesse James on July 23, 2018, 07:42 PM
There were two plastic and cardboard playsets shown at the Hasbro event.  One Walmart and one Target.  One is Vandor1 and one is Kessel.  I forget who got which but I know I want the Kessel one more myself.
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 23, 2018, 08:05 PM
Ok. I was just thinking this could not be on a new planogram after just being announced.
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: Nicklab on July 23, 2018, 09:40 PM
Maybe I'm just forgetting something but what is the shelf spot at Target for "3.75 Playset" for $44.99

So much for it being $40, like they said at the Hasbro panel.
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: Jeff on July 23, 2018, 10:20 PM
Maybe I'm just forgetting something but what is the shelf spot at Target for "3.75 Playset" for $44.99

Yes, that spot is probably for this Vandor playset (I suppose you could double-check the dpci to be sure).  The $45 price is what Jayson's original DPCI report had listed (http://yakfaceforums.com/main/2018/07/05/rumor-report-new-solo-playsets-coming/).

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Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: Jayson on July 23, 2018, 11:15 PM
Shelf date is Aug 1
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 24, 2018, 01:24 AM
Not sure why using Jayson's list didn't cross my mind. I'll check tomorrow.
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 24, 2018, 10:31 AM
Yep playset will be $44.99
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 25, 2018, 12:18 AM
Interesting for sure. Glad they're doing something and hope they do well enough to explore bigger sets.
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 26, 2018, 10:25 AM
Based off the info I got in store today these have a hard street date of 8/5. What is the point of a street date for something for a two month old movie?
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: CHEWIE on July 27, 2018, 01:01 PM
While these cardboard playsets aren't what I have in mind, I'm not going to get all bent out of shape over not liking them.  I have hopes Haslab will come through, but even if they don't, I have amassed enough custom playsets and Space Walls now over time that I'm content (well, mostly content).

There are a lot of things that Hasbro has been doing that I don't really care for recently like these cardboard playsets, so I mostly just don't get them or wait until they hit a price I feel like I am comfortable spending the money on. If it's something I feel is worth it, I definitely go all in though (like the Sail Barge).

I kind wish for the Conveyex, they had just made a vehicle - with the front main area sold with one cargo cart, and then you could buy another set if you wanted to add more carts.  You'd get stuck with more front areas that way, but I am not sure they'd break them up as separate sets.  I also am not sure if Hasbro would feel it's "aggressive" enough or "action" enough for a vehicle, hence this playset approach.

I also an interested in an AT-Hauler.  Doubt that will ever happen, but I really like the design.
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: Muftak on July 27, 2018, 02:46 PM
I love the cardboard playsets. Hope that doesn't come as a shock to anyone. I can't wait to get them. My only complaint is the flat staircases...I wish people would stop thinking that's good enough, because its not. :-\

When I heard the rumor of the Vandor playset, I was hoping beyond hope they would just do it as a train set...I mean why not? I would have even taken a set like the little Thomas ones my sons have played with for years:

(http://www.whyrll.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Fisher-Price-Thomas-the-Train-TrackMaster-Avalanche-Escape-Set.jpg)

I can even imagine this exact layout working if converted to the Vandor theme.

(I have dreamed of Star Wars train tables for years, though. Like, making the equivalent of motorized Action Fleet ships that can "launch" into space on clear acrylic raised tracks, while speeders take tracks that stay landbound. It's been in my head forever.)
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: Darby on July 27, 2018, 02:51 PM
I love playsets too, and love they're taking a shot at these. Vandor might have been more interesting as primarily the train and track, with some additional elements, but that's really a vehicle. Hopefully the lack of success of the Solo movie doesn't doom these or any other potential sets down the line. Anything from the OT, a Crait Base, Snoke's Throne Room, lots of ideas.
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 27, 2018, 05:02 PM
Would this be awesome if it was all plastic? Yes
Would I prefer it was OT? Yes
Do I wish it was $30? Yes

But I still like we got a playset again. So I'm not gonna flip out on Hasbro over it. I'm guessing no one assumed Solo would under perform this much and nothing is ever gonna be as inexpensive as we hope again
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: Jeff on July 30, 2018, 11:13 PM
Found this playset at my local Target tonight, but got an 8/5 register block at checkout.  Tried to argue it was on the shelf, but they wouldn't sell it. :(
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 11, 2018, 02:41 PM
These haven't been too hard to find. Gonna pick one up eventually.
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: Phrubruh on August 17, 2018, 09:12 AM
I've seen it at Target collecting dust with the rest of the star wars stuff. It's not going to sell. The Chewie is nice though.
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: Rob on August 17, 2018, 10:59 AM
Yeah I saw this for the first time last night and didn't pick it up.  I'm a guy who buys everything,but $50 for a bunch of heavy duty cardboard and a few bits of plastic seems insane.  I think this one has clearance written all over it.

Which sucks, because well done play sets that fit on shelves, are made of actual plastic, and featured environments that aren't mostly rock and snow would probably sell, and Hasbro is probably going to conclude that play sets are a dud after this.
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: Jeff on August 17, 2018, 02:06 PM
It's not going to sell.
I think this one has clearance written all over it.

Well, since 90% of Star Wars toys seem to hit some type of clearance these days, I'd say that's a safe bet.   :-X


Hasbro is probably going to conclude that play sets are a dud after this.

Based on all the evidence the past few years (TFA Falcon clearance, AT-ACT clearance, TLJ BB-8 playset clearance), I think they can already see the trend when it comes to "big" playset type sets.  Outside of a HasLab type setting for an OT-themed playset, no one wants to to pay the $$ for it. 

I give Hasbro props for doing something different and trying to find a way to get playsets out there for under $50.   In my mind, they went with a $45 "Palitoy Death Star" cardboard thing instead of a $200 "Kenner Death Star" type set.  Is that the right call?  I dunno. It may not work, but at least they tried something new to serve that market at a lower cost. 

I think I'm at the point age and collecting-space wise where (outside of a HasLab Death Star playset), I'd rather they just focused on giving us some kind of line with better accessories/set pieces instead of the whole playset.  It would be great if Hasbro could find space for some kind of "figure + set piece" sub-line (TFA torture chair + figure; Yavin 4 table + Rebel figure; Sabaac Table + alien dude; Kessel computer terminal + droid; etc). 

Instead, I guess we just have to wait until 3rd party "space wall" type guys help us out on that sort of stuff.
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: Darby on August 17, 2018, 04:03 PM
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It would be great if Hasbro could find space for some kind of "figure + set piece" sub-line (TFA torture chair + figure; Yavin 4 table + Rebel figure; Sabaac Table + alien dude; Kessel computer terminal + droid; etc). 

This. A thousand times this.

Hasbro will likely not give up on large playsets/vehicles/price points in the near term, if only to continue to occupy shelf real estate in a market that is rapidly shrinking. The SW model of small figure with vehicle / playset pattern is virtually the only one left of its kind not of the Imaginext or Lego variety (well there's Jurassic World) and there's apparently enough interest there to sustain it through what is a clear trend toward six inch and other play patterns.
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: Muftak on August 17, 2018, 07:46 PM
The SW model of small figure with vehicle / playset pattern is virtually the only one left of its kind not of the Imaginext or Lego variety (well there's Jurassic World) and there's apparently enough interest there to sustain it through what is a clear trend toward six inch and other play patterns.

The Hasbro line that I am jealous of as far as figure/playset play pattern success is My Little Pony. They get playsets all the time, really nice and appropriate ones, too.

Not counting the Chewie that comes with it, the only Vandor-1 figure out so far is the Rangetrooper. Stretching it you could also say Lando works with it. I don't see a Vandor-1 playset moving until there are more figures to interact with it. I doubt Kenner's Creature Cantina would have sold all that well before the '79 wave hit, either. You gotta have some figures to inhabit your playset, and we have no "Solo" figures yet.
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: Nicklab on August 18, 2018, 12:29 PM
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It would be great if Hasbro could find space for some kind of "figure + set piece" sub-line (TFA torture chair + figure; Yavin 4 table + Rebel figure; Sabaac Table + alien dude; Kessel computer terminal + droid; etc). 

This. A thousand times this.

Hasbro will likely not give up on large playsets/vehicles/price points in the near term, if only to continue to occupy shelf real estate in a market that is rapidly shrinking. The SW model of small figure with vehicle / playset pattern is virtually the only one left of its kind not of the Imaginext or Lego variety (well there's Jurassic World) and there's apparently enough interest there to sustain it through what is a clear trend toward six inch and other play patterns.

Yeah...

I actually miss the days of the line back in the early 2000's when they tried some stuff like this.  Remember the assorted droid factory pieces that came in offerings like the Geonosis arena, deluxe figure offerings and basic figure bases?  That was the beginning of something that could have been very cool.  And in the ROTS line when they offered those bases that could attach to one another?  That had some serious potential, but Hasbro never really followed through on the idea.
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 28, 2018, 01:43 PM
Has anyone opened one of these yet? Curious of reviews. Even I pick it up, I won't have anyl room to display it.
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: Jesse James on August 28, 2018, 05:14 PM
I think someone or someoneís on YouTube did reviews...  Jeff got it I believe but heís indisposed right now.  Iím awaiting the Kessel one myself.
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: Jedi Idej on April 9, 2019, 02:04 AM
For those who were holding out, $20 online at target right now.

https://www.target.com/p/solo-a-star-wars-story-force-link-2-0-vandor-1-heist-target-exclusive-playset/-/A-53321806
Title: Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
Post by: Ben on April 12, 2019, 04:06 PM
Picked one of these up today. Kinda wondering where I can put it now. It was too hard to pass on at $20.