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Title: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Jeff on February 16, 2019, 06:15 PM
Full press pics coming soon...

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION JABBAíS TATOOINE SKIFF Vehicle
 (HASBRO/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available at select retailers: Fall 2019)

Was up for pre-order this afternoon at HasbroPulse I guess, but I was out with family and missed it.  Should be available in October.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzjzPdkXgAAkYsI.jpg)
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Skiff
Post by: Brian on February 16, 2019, 06:22 PM
Really cool to see them really supporting the barge with releases like this. I was able to get one preordered after missing all of the preorders this morning at Target. Looks great, I thought the last release always felt a little flimsy, and I had guys falling off of it all the time.
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Rob on February 16, 2019, 07:48 PM
The skiff looks great, especially with the stand.  A+
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Jesse James on February 16, 2019, 11:55 PM
Yup I mean thatís one sexy chunk of plastic there.

Removable panels exposing wiring and greeblies?  The hooks to put piles and other gear on?  The ability to list for the Han saving Lando scene, including the wiring tangle for Hanís feet?  The floaty stand?  The proper scaling (Iím betting it is spot on to the model or the lifesize prop if looked at closely)?  The details for the driver controls?  This thing is fantastic.  I still have one potf2 one I may customize now.

This was a highlight piece for me with the JP scene.
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Nicklab on February 17, 2019, 09:50 AM
That's a remarkable upgrade from the original POTF release which we've seen reissued a couple of times during the modern era.  I had 2 of the POTF2 versions and the Ultimate battle pack version, too.  I sold off one of my POTF2 Skiffs and I'm kind of tempted to sell the other now, too.

The width alone of this new Skiff is a major upgrade, and you can probably put a good deal more figures on the deck of the Skiff now!  And to me, the new Skiff just SCREAMS "Make a Vintage 3-pack with Luke, Boba Fett (ROTJ deco) and Han Solo" for their fight scene.  The stand is a nice selling point since the vintage version only ever had landing gear to stand it up.  The control station for the driver/pilot is looking like a significant upgrade, too.  And the removable plating and interchangeable parts are just icing on the cake.

I put in my order on Hasbro Pulse as soon as I saw it went live.
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Dave on February 17, 2019, 11:27 AM
Anybody know what "available at select retailers" means?  Is this online only?
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Jeff on February 17, 2019, 12:39 PM
Anybody know what "available at select retailers" means?

It's their new wishy-washy text.  It means you might see it at Target.com, but probably not the retail Target stores (like the Tank).
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Dave on February 17, 2019, 02:21 PM
Anybody know what "available at select retailers" means?

It's their new wishy-washy text.  It means you might see it at Target.com, but probably not the retail Target stores (like the Tank).

Thanks Jeff.  That works for me.  The tank was pretty easy to come by online. 

Hopefully that means that Hasbro did well enough with the tank, and understands the collector community well enough to make new things available through these online only channels.

Its a lot better than "WalMart Exclusive", which means generally not available in store or online.
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 17, 2019, 02:32 PM
Disconcerting that the pre-orders sold out so quickly. I was working and never even had a shot. I can't imagine it not being gettable.

Looks fantastic though! Can't wait to have one or two!
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Nicklab on February 17, 2019, 03:21 PM
I heard the Hasbro guys saying during a Q&A session yesterday that MSRP on the Skiff is $49.99.  But when I got my order in on Hasbro Pulse the price was $39.99.  Either that was one heck of a promotion, or someone dropped the ball at the Pulse site.
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Darby on February 17, 2019, 04:11 PM
The skiff is very nice and makes me regret not buying a barge. Not that I have anywhere to put it.
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on February 18, 2019, 09:46 AM
Man, I hope they get that thing back up on preorder. I'm definitely getting at least two!
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Jeff on February 18, 2019, 10:25 AM
Up for pre-order on Amazon.com (https://amzn.to/2InczVz) - thanks to Yakface/Jayson for the head's up!

Also back up for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse (https://hasbropulse.com/collections/preorders/products/star-wars-the-vintage-collection-episode-vi-return-of-the-jedi-jabbas-tatooine-skiff-vehicle) as well.

Also up for pre-order at Entertainment Earth (https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/HSE6060?id=JE-405087801).
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Matt_Fury on February 18, 2019, 11:10 AM
This will be a nice companion to my POTF2 Skiff.  I wish I had a place to put the Barge.
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 18, 2019, 11:37 AM
Went up at Dorkside as well. Had to jump on it. $40 seems reasonable too. So glad they re-did this!

Will probably pick up a 2nd one after this is released.
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on February 18, 2019, 12:16 PM
Thanks for the link Jeff, just preordered my two. I can NOT wait for this!

I wish Hasbro would have taken a few shots with figures on the skiff though, just for a better idea of scale. Either way, it certainly looks larger than the POTF2 version.
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Jeff on February 18, 2019, 01:09 PM
bumping these to the new page...  Skiff pre-order links:

Amazon.com (https://amzn.to/2InczVz)

Hasbro Pulse (https://hasbropulse.com/collections/preorders/products/star-wars-the-vintage-collection-episode-vi-return-of-the-jedi-jabbas-tatooine-skiff-vehicle)

Entertainment Earth (https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/HSE6060?id=JE-405087801)
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Dave on May 15, 2019, 03:48 PM
Just got my Amazon order cancelled.  I guess I'll pre-order from HasbroPulse  ???
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on May 15, 2019, 05:07 PM
Just got my Amazon order cancelled.  I guess I'll pre-order from HasbroPulse  ???

What happened?

Edit: oh ****! Mine got cancelled too. I guess I'll do the same. Thanks for the links!
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Rob on May 15, 2019, 06:03 PM
Amazon is super hit-or-miss is what happened.  They don't have a great handle on what they'll get it and they take too many pre-orders.

Odds are they'll eventually have it as a regular in-stock item.
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Jesse James on May 15, 2019, 09:32 PM
Could also PO this on our sponsor site Entertainment Earth too.

Wink wink nudge nudge...   :-X
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Matt_Fury on May 15, 2019, 11:04 PM
Could also PO this on our sponsor site Entertainment Earth too.

Wink wink nudge nudge...   :-X

That's what I did after my Amazon order was cancelled.
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 16, 2019, 01:59 PM
My Amazon order got cancelled as well. I have two on pre-order with Hasbro Pulse as well, so now I just need to decide if I want more than one to open, which is why I had the Amazon order.

Maybe I will order one from EE...
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Muftak on August 2, 2019, 05:52 PM
I have been watching this thing on Amazon and remain undecided if I need it. I don't really display vehicles, but this thing is nearly a diorama piece with the stand and all the room for figures. Plus I have that Target Sarlacc Pit kicking around here somewhere to go with it...

I was so desperate to have a Skiff back in 1983, and it was the last toy I picked up from the line in 85, so I have this heavy nostalgia for it pressing down on me, too.

When it started shipping and I saw all these great pics it was too much for me. At the time Amazon said it would be "in stock" on August 1st, so I figured I would mull it over til then. Since then it has been bouncing around to available on different days, sometimes sooner, sometimes later. It is hovering at available on August 8th today. I guess this means people are buying them up as fast as Amazon can order them.

I might need to bite the bullet on this soon, I'm getting the feeling it's not gonna be around come Christmastime for my kids to give it to me as a gift. FOMO collector anxiety!
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 3, 2019, 12:29 PM
I have been watching this thing on Amazon and remain undecided if I need it. I don't really display vehicles, but this thing is nearly a diorama piece with the stand and all the room for figures. Plus I have that Target Sarlacc Pit kicking around here somewhere to go with it...


I don't mean to peer pressure you but, you've already hit the nail on the head. It's a perfect diorama piece and the price feels more than reasonable.  ;)
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Muftak on August 3, 2019, 01:21 PM
I know, I know...!

The one thing that is holding me back is the fact that when I got the Tank last year, I never got it out of the box. It is still in there. That's not my thing at all. But it's because it is a vehicle, and I focus on the figures and displays.

I gotta get one soon, and then I gotta get the skiff guard 3-pack too...
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Rob on August 3, 2019, 03:21 PM
Amazon says I can have this by Wednesday... so I ordered one and canceled the Pulse order.  I hope that wasn't a mistake. 

EDIT:  Apparently it's arriving tomorrow.  Weird that Hasbro Pulse is getting these so much later than Amazon.
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 3, 2019, 11:43 PM
Odd because all our Amazon preorders were cancelled.
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on August 4, 2019, 11:52 AM
Amazon says I can have this by Wednesday... so I ordered one and canceled the Pulse order.  I hope that wasn't a mistake. 

EDIT:  Apparently it's arriving tomorrow.  Weird that Hasbro Pulse is getting these so much later than Amazon.

I'm patiently waiting to see if your arrives before I frantically cancel my Pulse order and reorder from Amazon.
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 4, 2019, 02:13 PM
For whatever it's worth I cancelled my Pulse order on 7/26 and ordered from Amazon. It arrived this morning
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Quazar on August 4, 2019, 02:21 PM
For whatever it's worth I cancelled my Pulse order on 7/26 and ordered from Amazon. It arrived this morning

I did that, too.  I'd do the same for the 3 pack, but it's cheaper on pulse. And I'm not going to pay for shipping, even if it's faster, if I can avoid it.

So get your butt in gear, Pulse!  Everyone else is eating your damn lunch.
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Rob on August 4, 2019, 07:41 PM
For whatever it's worth I cancelled my Pulse order on 7/26 and ordered from Amazon. It arrived this morning

I did that, too.  I'd do the same for the 3 pack, but it's cheaper on pulse. And I'm not going to pay for shipping, even if it's faster, if I can avoid it.

So get your butt in gear, Pulse!  Everyone else is eating your damn lunch.

I managed to order a Skiff Set on Amazon for $43 shipped, so it was $0.50 more.  It says it'll arrive around Wednesday.

My skiff came today... really nice vehicle. 

I'm patiently waiting to see if your arrives before I frantically cancel my Pulse order and reorder from Amazon.

It did!
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Jeff on August 5, 2019, 10:47 AM
Amazon says I can have this by Wednesday... so I ordered one and canceled the Pulse order.

For whatever it's worth I cancelled my Pulse order on 7/26 and ordered from Amazon. It arrived this morning

Inspired by Rob and Nick's successes, I went ahead and did the same this morning.  I wanted to support HasbroPulse but impatience is a bitch sometimes. :P

Here is the JD Referral linky for anyone thinking of doing the same...

TVC Skiff @ Amazon.com (https://amzn.to/2InczVz)

#sponsoredlink
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 5, 2019, 01:49 PM
I have an order through Entertainment Earth, so I guess I will be patient.
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Dave on August 5, 2019, 02:42 PM
Odd because all our Amazon preorders were cancelled.

I'm tempted to cancel my Pulse order, but I'm still annoyed that Amazon cancelled my original order.  Not sure I'm ready to give them my money on this one.
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 5, 2019, 03:37 PM
I traded my principles for the awesome skiff in my toy room
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Jesse James on August 5, 2019, 03:49 PM
Debating changing orders too.
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Nicklab on August 5, 2019, 04:48 PM
I pulled the trigger on Amazon, too. I got confirmation that my Skiff shipped and it should be here tomorrow.  So I just cancelled my Hasbro Pulse order for the Skiff.  I still have an order on the books with them for the Skiff guards, so there's still that.
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Jesse James on August 7, 2019, 10:27 PM
My pulse orders are all on their way now and should be here tomorrow while Iím working late.  Thatíll make work suck cuz I wanna play with pose toys.
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 8, 2019, 01:33 AM
Got both my Hasbro Pulse Order of 2 Skiffs as well as my order from Amazon for a third (2nd opener). I had a Skiff order with Amazon going way back to around Toy Fair time that Amazon actually cancelled on me, so I'm glad I was able to still get a 3rd.

I just got done opening and assembling one - very nice companion piece to the Khetanna - definitely glad I'm going to have two open. Really like how they included a second staboard-side railing so you can display a "damaged" one with the railing partially damaged, cabling dangling from the skiff and Han being held by his ankles to fish Lando out of the Sarlaac.
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on August 10, 2019, 04:17 PM
I'm loving the new skiffs. I actually had to create the loser who gets faux kicked in the face and flails...

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0_sz3xApjb/?igshid=1qfwygsfopzfc

On to some other skiff guards!
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 30, 2019, 05:40 PM
Just received my shipping notice from EE!
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Matt_Fury on September 3, 2019, 10:09 PM
My skiff arrived today and I love it!  It is as detailed as the Tank!  I might have to pick up a second one...my POTJ one is kind of lackluster in comparison.
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Jesse James on September 3, 2019, 11:31 PM
Old one still holds some value too somehow.  Sell it and get a 2nd new one cuz itís like comparing the snowspeeders, or the speederbikes, or cloud cars... there is no comparison.
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 5, 2019, 11:25 AM
I ordered a 2nd from HTS to qualify for Pulse. As of today, they are shipping.
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: McMetal on October 1, 2019, 05:16 PM
I saw 2 of these on the shelf at Walmart today but they wouldnít sell them.  >:(
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Matt_Fury on October 1, 2019, 05:39 PM
That's odd....is it some sort of TFF screw up?
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Brian on October 1, 2019, 05:49 PM
That's odd....is it some sort of TFF screw up?

Not sure if this is confirmed, but I've been listening to the Galaxy of Toys podcast (with special guest Jayson from Yakface!), and they mentioned on there that things like the Skiff and Jabba playset were register locked....possibly until next month? I think they are trying to space things out a bit.
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Jeff on December 4, 2019, 11:44 PM
#ad #sponsored

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This will be the link to use: Entertainment Earth Doorbusters (https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/DB2019HSE6060?id=JE-405087801)

Link is supposed to activate at 11am PT, but a few of these doorbusters have gone up early.  Quantities are limited.  Good luck everyone!
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on December 5, 2019, 11:59 PM
Sold out.  :'(
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 7, 2019, 01:36 PM
In spite of the fantastic sales, I still feel satisfied to grab the three I own at full price. That's how solid this is.
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Scockery on December 7, 2019, 01:57 PM
I got one from the EE sale. They sold out in around an hour, I think.

Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Rob on December 7, 2019, 02:06 PM
I was tempted, but I don't exactly have space for multiples of these things and still have a unopened extra from when they first went to $30 last year. 
Title: Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 8, 2019, 11:27 AM
I was tempted, but I don't exactly have space for multiples of these things

Lol! I don't by any stretch. I made room on my piano.