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Title: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Jeff on April 12, 2019, 05:40 PM
Special Action Figure set of Lukes - all of these seem relevant for reasons.

- Jabba's Palace Luke (for your Skiff, Barge, or Adventure Set playset needs)
- X-Wing Pilot Luke (in case of TVC X-Wing re-issue perhaps?)
- Stormtrooper Luke (to go with that new Target exclusive Stormtrooper Han... and something else? :-X)

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Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Rob on April 12, 2019, 05:55 PM
I'm digging that Jedi Knight Luke... looks like a tidy modern version of the vintage one.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: P-Siddy on April 12, 2019, 06:00 PM
Are you saying we might get a trash compactor playset, Jeff?  Or hoping?  Or canít say?
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on April 12, 2019, 06:59 PM
Ugh... exclusive. FML.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Brian on April 12, 2019, 07:26 PM
Honestly, even though we have gotten versions of these before, this may have been what I was most excited to see from the Hasbro stuff so far. Bummed it is a SDCC exclusive though, so it may be impossible to get. Hopefully they will see individual release down the road.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: CorranHorn on April 12, 2019, 11:15 PM
A close look of these in person and Jedi Luke seems just off. I think itís his nose, might be a little too long. Still want it though  :D
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Ben on April 13, 2019, 12:40 AM
Really hoping these are single-packed later. That a Jedi Luke would be amazing on the old Jabbaís Palace card.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 13, 2019, 03:00 AM
Are you saying we might get a trash compactor playset, Jeff?  Or hoping?  Or canít say?

We already have the one that came with the Death Star playset!  :D
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Nicklab on April 13, 2019, 10:02 AM
Are you saying we might get a trash compactor playset, Jeff?  Or hoping?  Or can’t say?

I positively LOVED the Saga Trash Compactor screen scene that came out around 2002 / 2003.  But even something like that could use an update.  Especially in light of the Jabba's Palace playset they recently announced.


As for the Luke Skywalker Jedi Destiny 3-pack?  It's pretty cool.  I like the Stormtrooper disguise and Jedi Knight versions.  The one head scratcher is the X-wing pilot version.  If the 3-pack is supposed to be a progression of Luke through the OT that isn't even representative of Luke from TESB. 
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Phrubruh on April 13, 2019, 12:05 PM
Were is Dagobah Luke?
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 13, 2019, 12:50 PM
WHY?

Why can't we get a proper colored Luke Jedi cape? ???

Set look great, though. Glad we're finally getting an accurate Luke Stormtooper.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Nicklab on April 13, 2019, 01:11 PM
WHY?

Why can't we get a proper colored Luke Jedi cape? ???

And here I thought that was a good point.  To me it seems more representative of Luke when he went to Jabba's palace than the TVC deleted scene Luke we got.  Even though Luke dressed almost entirely in black in ROTJ, the cloak he wore going into Jabba's palace was like a grey/brown.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on June 13, 2019, 10:04 AM
Anyone know if this will be available online after SDCC? I think they did something similar with last year's set, right?
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Rob on June 13, 2019, 11:30 AM
It has better be or this one has $300 written all over it.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Jeff on June 13, 2019, 12:28 PM
Anyone know if this will be available online after SDCC?

Press Release from Celebration (https://jedidefender.com/modx/index.php?id=2942):

"Limited quantities of this item may be available at other select conventions in North America, South America, Australia, and Europe and online at HasbroPulse.com following the conventions. This item will also be available at select retailers in Asia."

Don't expect it to last long on HasbroPulse based on other recent exclusive sales though...
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Rob on June 13, 2019, 12:55 PM
'It may be available all over the world' sure makes it sound like they're going to make a lot of them.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 16, 2019, 08:36 PM
Don't expect it to last long on HasbroPulse based on other recent exclusive sales though...

The last 3.75" 3-pack convention exclusive was Doctor Aphra and her Droids and that featured a new sculpt, a new Build-a-Droid Astromech, and a black C-3PO repaint - the latter two, according to Hasbro will never be re-released - and that set was EASY to get on Hasbro Toy Shop.

While I get it that Aphra was released on a Vintage cardback a little bit afterwards, I find it hard to believe that this Luke 3-pack of resculpts will be in any more demand than the Aphra set was. I know it's Luke, and I know it's OT, but a new character is a new character and I'll take a new character any day over another rendition of Luke in his X-Wing Pilot gear - and if Hasbro is going to give that to me, then I want it on a numbered The Vintage Collection cardback - I don't want it in this three-pack format. I'm honestly surprised they packaged this set this way instead of like how they're doing those skiff guards. If the Lukes were individually carded The Vintage Collection figures in a single package like the Skiff Guards, then yeah, I agree with you 100%.

The set itself is strange anyway, why isn't it three versions of Luke from ANH? Like Tatooine, Stormtrooper & X-Wing Pilot or a version of Luke from each OT  movie? Why is it two versions of Luke from ANH and one from ROTJ? Or did someone at Hasbro think that that X-Wing Pilot Luke was "close enough" for him in ESB?

Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on June 16, 2019, 09:01 PM
I'm hoping it's Hasbro rebooting the Evolutions sets.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Nicklab on June 17, 2019, 02:55 PM
I'm hoping it's Hasbro rebooting the Evolutions sets.

If only!  I'd love to see a Han Solo evolutions set, and make it go from Solo through to TFA.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Jayson on July 15, 2019, 04:16 PM
Available to purchase on HasbroPulse on Sept. 10
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: CorranHorn on July 15, 2019, 04:36 PM
Available to purchase on HasbroPulse on Sept. 10

Is the price for this $39.99?
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Jeff on July 15, 2019, 04:41 PM
$49.99 (https://jedidefender.com/modx/index.php?id=2942)

STAR WARS THE VINTAGE COLLECTION
3.75" LUKE SKYWALKER JEDI DESTINY Figure Set
(Ages 4 & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)

Seems odd to charge $50 for this when the skiff guards 3-pack of carded figures is $10 less, but I guess that's the difference between a 3-pack with two repacks in it and a three pack with new figures?
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: CorranHorn on July 15, 2019, 05:39 PM
Ugh that will likely make this a pass.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Nicklab on July 15, 2019, 06:05 PM
$50?  Wow.  That's some serious sticker shock.  Granted, it's the same price as the Dr. Aphra 3-pack that was offered last year.  And the upcoming Skiff Guard set is priced at $39.99.

But I was doing some checking, and the 3-packs that were offered during the first run of The Vintage Collection were $19.99 each.  Now almost all of those sets had some repacks, and new figures were somewhat few and far between in those sets.  This price explosion is bordering on gouging.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Muftak on July 15, 2019, 06:21 PM
I will stay away from this set. At that kind of price and the supposed level of exclusivity, this is another set that I would feel guilty about ripping open. I sold off the figures out of the Jabba's Palace playset for the same reason--I have no use for packaged figures, and that is the only thing about these exclusives that make them exclusive.

I will check these Lukes out again as they are released in the Vintage Collection proper down the road...and if the paint apps work out that time, I may buy them.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on July 16, 2019, 09:46 AM
I can't see them not releasing these Lukes on single cards, but I'll probably just wait to see how much FOMO I feel on Sept 10th.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: JediJman on July 17, 2019, 11:21 PM
I don't love the $50 price, but I'm not shocked at it either.  The SDCC stuff has steadily been moving up in price and still sells out instantly, so why wouldn't they jack the price up?  Economics 101.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: McMetal on July 17, 2019, 11:27 PM
Pictures from Preview Night are up now at ToyArk! Including this set!
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Quazar on July 22, 2019, 01:18 PM
Got this set at SDCC!

(cost at the booth was actually $54 plus tax!)

(https://images2.imgbox.com/9a/40/BZQmQWPw_o.jpg)

(https://images2.imgbox.com/07/43/N60m6fWn_o.jpg)

(https://images2.imgbox.com/61/58/8IP3JqyF_o.jpg)

(https://images2.imgbox.com/fa/25/llhY2E8r_o.jpg)

**edited picture size - reminder that [img width=xxx] is your  friend!
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on July 22, 2019, 02:12 PM
Awesome!!! Can you post a couple pictures of Jedi Luke? And is Luke Stormtrooper shorter than Han?
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Quazar on July 22, 2019, 02:33 PM
Awesome!!! Can you post a couple pictures of Jedi Luke? And is Luke Stormtrooper shorter than Han?

Jedi Luke is still in the bubble, as I'm not sure if I'm going to keep him or not.

Luke is definitely shorter than Han, but not as much as Hamill is shorter than Ford.  Also, the Han figure has a wider stance, making the height difference very slight when posed next to each other.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Quazar on July 22, 2019, 08:01 PM
Ah, screw it.  Here he is!

(https://images2.imgbox.com/73/3b/hRrdaAgw_o.jpg)

(https://images2.imgbox.com/1a/6c/AHjatB5I_o.jpg)

(https://images2.imgbox.com/53/6f/j9YMRD3i_o.jpg)

(https://images2.imgbox.com/50/b3/f1L1sLl8_o.jpg)
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: CorranHorn on July 22, 2019, 08:50 PM
Thanks for sharing the Jedi Luke pic. I am not sure what to think of it - it looks ok just doesnít match Luke in ROTJ to me. But as a collector of all things JL, Iíll have to get my hands on one at some point.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Quazar on July 23, 2019, 02:28 PM
Thanks for sharing the Jedi Luke pic. I am not sure what to think of it - it looks ok just doesnít match Luke in ROTJ to me. But as a collector of all things JL, Iíll have to get my hands on one at some point.

It's a great looking figure, but it just doesn't look all that much like Hamill.

I still prefer the "lightsaber construction" figure, as it has more personality. 
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on July 23, 2019, 11:05 PM
Thanks for the pics! I'm definitely going to hunt that figure down. If you get sick of it, let me know!
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Quazar on July 24, 2019, 02:11 AM
Thanks for the pics! I'm definitely going to hunt that figure down. If you get sick of it, let me know!

You'll be the first person I call!  Thanks!  :D
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: 77Skywalker on July 24, 2019, 07:04 AM
This looks awesome
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Jeff on August 13, 2019, 12:39 AM
The Hasbro PR team was kind enough to send me the three Hasbro Pulse SDCC 2019 exclusives.  Lucked out and got a really nice set of Luke figures with really nice face deco.  No crossed eyes or drooly faces for me.  Really nice set.  I wasn't exactly hounding Hasbro for yet another X-Wing, Stormtrooper, or Jedi Luke figure but they turned out really nice.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EB0ZPhRXYAAch_L.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EB0ZPhQXUAAGnJ-.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EB0ZPhPXYAIB74K.jpg)
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Jesse James on August 13, 2019, 02:42 AM
They are really fantastic figures...  it seemed to me nobody asked Hasbro if these were destined for single releases either.  I wish they were as Iíd gladly rebuy them.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Rob on August 13, 2019, 09:33 AM
I hate the leg stance / gap on that Stormtrooper Luke, other than that I'd agree.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 13, 2019, 10:56 AM
They are really fantastic figures...  it seemed to me nobody asked Hasbro if these were destined for single releases either.  I wish they were as Iíd gladly rebuy them.

It wouldn't shock me to see them released separately.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on August 14, 2019, 04:33 PM
Just saw the Hasbro Pulse email. Is there a specific time these are going on sale tomorrow?
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Jesse James on August 14, 2019, 05:30 PM
Iím pondering a 2nd set.😬
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Jeff on August 14, 2019, 05:39 PM
Is there a specific time these are going on sale tomorrow?

Star Wars items are not on sale until September.  No official word on time yet.  This year they are making more of an effort to spread things out to try to reduce the traffic.

Pulse Premium Early Access Dates for SDCC stuff -
8/15 - My Little Pony
8/15 - Disney Princess
8/15 - Trolls
8/15 - Ugly Dolls
8/20 - Overwatch
8/27 - Power Rangers
8/29 - Marvel
9/03 - Transformers
9/09 - SDCC-box Black Series 6" Sith Trooper, 6" Kenner Fett, 3.75" Jedi Destiny Luke 3-Pack

(also, the Basic-box Black Series 6" Sith Trooper goes up for order on 9/04).
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on August 14, 2019, 05:40 PM
Any idea how quickly these sell out? Are they like the 30-45 second sell-out NECA exclusives?
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on August 14, 2019, 05:42 PM
Is there a specific time these are going on sale tomorrow?

Star Wars items are not on sale until September.  No official word on time yet.  This year they are making more of an effort to spread things out to try to reduce the traffic.

Pulse Premium Early Access Dates for SDCC stuff -
8/15 - My Little Pony
8/15 - Disney Princess
8/15 - Trolls
8/15 - Ugly Dolls
8/20 - Overwatch
8/27 - Power Rangers
8/29 - Marvel
9/03 - Transformers
9/09 - SDCC-box Black Series 6" Sith Trooper, 6" Kenner Fett, 3.75" Jedi Destiny Luke 3-Pack

(also, the Basic-box Black Series 6" Sith Trooper goes up for order on 9/04).

Gotcha, thanks! I'm glad I wasn't furiously trying to reschedule meetings and order on my phone tomorrow.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Jeff on August 14, 2019, 05:44 PM
Any idea how quickly these sell out? Are they like the 30-45 second sell-out NECA exclusives?

For the most part they have been "blink and you miss it" fast sell-outs for the 3.75" and then the 6" stuff seems to vary by Character.  The Kylo set a few years ago lingered, but recent stuff went fast.  I imagine the Luke set and Fett will disappear QUICK.

The 6" Sith Trooper may last a bit longer simply because the cheaper basic box version is supposed to hit Pulse a few days prior so that may ease demand a bit, as well as the fact the figure will be released again in October.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Jeff on August 15, 2019, 01:02 PM
Even though they are not taking pre-orders yet, Hasbro Pulse has posted the links for all the SDCC 2019 exclusives.

Here is the link for the Luke 3-Pack so you can prep for F5 mashing on 9/9 if you're a Pulse Premium member (9/10 if you're not) - Vintage Collection 3.75" Jedi Destiny Luke 3-Pack (https://hasbropulse.com/collections/exclusives/products/star-wars-the-vintage-collection-luke-skywalker-jedi-destiny-set)
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on August 15, 2019, 03:20 PM
Thanks. Do they usually put them up at a specific time?
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Dave on August 15, 2019, 03:30 PM
Thanks. Do they usually put them up at a specific time?

No.  And historically they've never hit the advertised date either.  Although usually the date isn't quite as explicit.

Last year Jayson put together a list that showed how it varied widely from year to year.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 16, 2019, 12:36 AM
Last year, I had no problem ordering the Aphra/0-0-0/Beetee 3-pack, the Chewie w/Porgs and Centerpiece TFA Rey vs. Kylo - I could have also easily ordered 6" black series item - I think it was Han w/Mynock if my memory serves.

I ended up with five of the Aphra sets - so I want to say that I was even able to go back and place a 2nd order - that's how long that 3-pack lingered.

I don't think Luke will linger as long, I am definitely hoping he will not be a "blink and you miss him" situation either.

I think the 6" Boba Fett will be the tough one.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Nicklab on September 9, 2019, 12:09 PM
This was the one convention exclusive I was able to get from Hasbro Pulse.  I can't believe how fast the others sold out.  And this was just with Hasbro Pulse Premium users ordering?!?!?!
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on September 9, 2019, 01:10 PM
Just ordered the Luke 3-pack. It's still available to Pulse members.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Matt_Fury on September 9, 2019, 04:57 PM
I just ordered one too.  Surprised they are still available!
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Pete_Fett on September 9, 2019, 06:24 PM
Wow still available as of 6:20pm ET - I don't know if that's a good sign or a bad sign. The Aphra set was easy to score as well, I ended up getting a total of five of those (for the droids) before it sold out. If I see my order from today ship, and it's still in stock at that point, I might grab a third Luke 3-pack.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Brian on September 9, 2019, 07:01 PM
Wow still available as of 6:20pm ET - I don't know if that's a good sign or a bad sign. The Aphra set was easy to score as well, I ended up getting a total of five of those (for the droids) before it sold out. If I see my order from today ship, and it's still in stock at that point, I might grab a third Luke 3-pack.

That's kind of what I was wondering. With all the talk of the 3 3/4" line, 6" figures, and now 5" figures. I wonder if it says anything that both the 6" figures sold out in 2 minutes, and the Luke TVC set is still available. I had the Fett in my cart, but was gone before I could check out.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: P-Siddy on September 9, 2019, 09:54 PM
That's kind of what I was wondering. With all the talk of the 3 3/4" line, 6" figures, and now 5" figures. I wonder if it says anything that both the 6" figures sold out in 2 minutes, and the Luke TVC set is still available. I had the Fett in my cart, but was gone before I could check out.

I don't know, honestly.  While I do think there is a new "generation" of collectors that are into 6" figures, I also think it's because it's Fett and the nostalgia factor with the retro coloring as well which makes it pretty desirable.  I'm not sure if retro-color Fett will have a general release later, but it would be nice... just change up the packaging some.  As for the 3.75" set, there really isn't anything "new" in the Luke set.  New likenesses and apps, sure, but we've already seen these figures done before so there's not that big of a wow factor compared to a "new color scheme" Fett on a vintage card.  As for the Aphra set last year, perhaps there's not that many fans of the character's comics as people may think (I don't know, just speculating)???
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 9, 2019, 10:53 PM
I wonder if there are different production numbers between the sets.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Dave on September 10, 2019, 08:56 AM
In my opinion its the least interesting of the three exclusives.  Its fairly expensive and you've already got versions of all of these, so I can see how only the more hardcore collectors are going for this  set.  I know I was on the fence about spending the cash on this one whereas the other two were easier choices.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Nicklab on September 10, 2019, 09:25 AM
The likenesses on these new versions of Luke are pretty amazing.  I personally thought that the X-wing pilot version might have been gratuitous (did this figure really need to be done?), but I get the general theme of each figure - Rebel (Stormtrooper disguise), pilot (X-wing flightsuit) and Jedi (Jabba's palace outfit).
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Jeff on September 10, 2019, 11:00 AM
In my opinion its the least interesting of the three exclusives.  Its fairly expensive and you've already got versions of all of these, so I can see how only the more hardcore collectors are going for this  set.  I know I was on the fence about spending the cash on this one whereas the other two were easier choices.

Yeah, I see some folks reading into the slower sell rate of the Luke set and coming back with "3.75 is dead" or whatever, but I think it's what Dave and others said.  A $50 set of Luke figures that you probably already have some version of isn't going to be the same draw as new versions of popular Boba Fett or the all-new Sith Trooper, both of which cost less.


I personally thought that the X-wing pilot version might have been gratuitous (did this figure really need to be done?), but I get the general theme of each figure - Rebel (Stormtrooper disguise), pilot (X-wing flightsuit) and Jedi (Jabba's palace outfit).

There was logic to Hasbro's choices for this set - X-Wing Luke matches up to the soon-to-be-released TVC X-Wing this Fall; Jabba Palace Luke was picked because of the recent focus on ROTJ with the Jabba playset, Sail Barge, and Skiff; and the Stormtrooper Luke was designed as a companion to the recent TVC Stormtrooper Han, which would both be nice to have out in circulation for... um, reasons.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Jesse James on September 10, 2019, 09:34 PM
I think it says something to the narrative that TVC and OT is where itís at though...

I love 3.75Ē so Iím happy with what we get as meager an offering as it is every year, but I think 6Ē is definitely taking off and itís just a sign of the times.  Donít think TVC is dead and Hasbro sees $ there, but I donít think itís the gold mine the other side wants to make it out to be.  I think itís priced out of that territory now, to be honest.  I feel like $9.99 it maybe would be but where it is now itís more and more creeping into premium.  That narrows down the audience for it further than it already was.

I love the 3-pack though and people are missing out if theyíre skipping it.  I wish we got more like this. 😕
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: CHEWIE on September 10, 2019, 11:13 PM
Like this Luke 3pk a lot.  Ordered 2 yesterday.  Had one already thanks to Lance Quazar who got me a set at SDCC.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Nicklab on September 11, 2019, 06:27 AM

I personally thought that the X-wing pilot version might have been gratuitous (did this figure really need to be done?), but I get the general theme of each figure - Rebel (Stormtrooper disguise), pilot (X-wing flightsuit) and Jedi (Jabba's palace outfit).

There was logic to Hasbro's choices for this set - X-Wing Luke matches up to the soon-to-be-released TVC X-Wing this Fall; Jabba Palace Luke was picked because of the recent focus on ROTJ with the Jabba playset, Sail Barge, and Skiff; and the Stormtrooper Luke was designed as a companion to the recent TVC Stormtrooper Han, which would both be nice to have out in circulation for... um, reasons.

I get where you're coming from on the Pilot Luke, Jeff.  But the fact that Hasbro also slotted a single carded X-wing pilot Luke into the first TROS wave of The Vintage Collection makes that figure available there, too.  That redundancy is a picking point, albeit a minor one.

Given the progress we've seen in these new Luke head sculpts and paint apps?  I would like to see Hasbro finally get Bespin duel Luke Skywalker right.  And while I know that figure has been covered in both the VTAC and TVC lines, there's one way they could differentiate this figure from previous releases:  go with this vintage cardback imagery (http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/vintage/ESB_Luke_Bespin.jpg).  But if they had done Bespin Luke in the 3-pack?  That wouldn't be as much of a thing...

But back to the 3-pack?  I got a shipping notification that mine should be arriving tomorrow.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Matt_Fury on September 11, 2019, 10:08 AM
I'd like another Bespin Luke and have him come with a removable hand and the tourniquet accessory.

I kind of need that for my Falcon display.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on September 11, 2019, 05:47 PM
We really need two Bespin Lukes:

1. "I'm not afraid and I'm ready to take on the whole Empire myself" clean Luke

2. "Holy **** Vader just ****** me the hell up physically and mentally please save me" damaged Luke
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Jesse James on September 11, 2019, 06:04 PM
Yeah you really canít have a Luke for All Seasons for Bespin.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 TVC Special Action Figure Set - Luke Skywalkers
Post by: Rob on October 9, 2019, 12:13 PM
So this thing is still in stock huh?  I didn't see that one coming...