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Hey Hasbro! / Re: TVC Special Action Figure Set 3-Pack Ideas
« on: February 7, 2019, 04:10 PM »
How have I missed this thread? Since I can dream, here are my choices:

Handmaiden Padme
PK Droid

Padme (Senator)
Cliegg Lars

Palpatine Office Duel
Cin Drallig

Ceremony Han
Baniss Keeg

Bespin Escape Leia
Admiral Piett

Sy Snootles (vintage)
Droopy McCool
Max Rebo w/ Organ

General Leia
FO Snowtrooper

Crait Leia
Ach-To Caretaker

Rogue One:
General Merrick
Director Krennic (Poncho)
Mon Calamari Officer

Therm Scissorpunch
Qi'ra (Red Cape)
Six Eyes

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Wave 1
« on: January 29, 2019, 09:48 AM »
I strangely still think Tessek is near perfect. I love that figure, and the POTJ era in general. Ishi Tib for sure. Bib I never get excited for in any version, but I'd go for an update.

The Vintage Collection / Re: 10 Figures You Wish They Had Made
« on: January 12, 2019, 01:09 PM »
There are ten movies now (!) so I'll try and pick one from each.

ANH - Bannis Keeg
ESB - Admiral Piett
ROTJ - Sim Aloo
TPM - Kitser/Wald
AOTC - Dorme
ROTS - Office Duel Palpatine
TFA - General Leia
RO - General Merrick
TLJ - Resistance Soldier (Crait)
Solo - Therm Scissorpunch

Star Wars Resistance / Re: Star Wars Resistance 3.75" Figure 2-Packs
« on: January 11, 2019, 10:49 AM »
Didn't buy them but found them at a Target in Iowa. So not sure if the block is in effect.

The Vintage Collection / Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« on: January 8, 2019, 02:48 PM »
Quay might be 7 (most of the recent ones are 7 or 8). But definitely he's a great example of a figure who doesn't need much. He looks great, like Moloch or Rio. A couple extra joints on Rio would have been fine, but he's good for me.

The Vintage Collection / Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« on: January 8, 2019, 02:20 PM »
Hope TVC still offers something interesting?

This is me. Provided 5 POA does go away, which is a big if I think, I would hope TVC would expand proportionally but that is unlikely. Personally I really enjoy 5POA and outside of the trooper/Jedi/main characters don't really need SA versions of every character. I like them, but 10 POA would be ok. 12. TVC I think is in real trouble already. At least around me, 5POA sells. I know Solo didn't do well, but the figures did. If Hasbro withdrew from 3.75 or escalated prices beyond their current level, I'd be out.

Solo / Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
« on: October 27, 2018, 09:51 PM »
The other culprit is Infinity War. Disney and Hasbro's focus was on that in spring/summer, and I imagine there was some negotiating of priorities. I don't mind Hasbro is playing catch up around the home entertainment release at all, and really I just hope they keep up with offerings from Solo. This the most fun I've had collecting of the new films so far.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Vintage Collection Rumors
« on: October 16, 2018, 05:44 PM »
I'm sort of torn on wanting SA versions or at least duplicates of some newer figures. Like I caught up on Wave 2/3 of TVC the other night and YAY! but with the exception of Aphra, these are figures I have. Superior, for sure. Some of you were smarter than I am and don't buy all the 5 POA but I love those and they work in most cases. Figures like Rio, or L3 or the troopers, etc. I'd prefer just to see there instead of the inevitable overlap. Like Lando. But you can't have too many Landos.

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Wave 3
« on: October 15, 2018, 12:35 PM »
Found Wave 3/2 at Wally last night and bought them all, which has to be the biggest retail haul in a while.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Vintage Collection Rumors
« on: October 15, 2018, 12:31 PM »
Two cents I think the Slave Leia being verboten thing is urban legend, but that being said, she is definitely absent from any recent merchandising, a lot of which has seen an increased profile for Leia.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Vintage Collection Rumors
« on: October 15, 2018, 11:25 AM »
Basic Figures:
2019 VC141 To Be Announced [2019 Wave 02]
2019 VC149 To Be Announced [2019 Wave 03]

2019 VC136 To Be Announced [?? Exclusive]
2019 VC137 To Be Announced [?? Exclusive]
2019 VC144 To Be Announced [?? Exclusive]
2019 VCxxx To Be Announced [SDCC Exclusive]
2019 VCxxx To Be Announced [SDCC Exclusive]
2019 VCxxx To Be Announced [SDCC Exclusive]

I think Hasbro's basic strategy right now on the OT is to fill gaps left by the original TVC run and also the original 92. I don't think they're going to stray too far out of this since there is huge overlap in some figures with films like Rogue One (Stormtrooper, Darth Vader, DS Gunner, etc.) but I could be wrong. With the Sail Barge and Episode IX next year, I also figure there will be emphasis on ROTJ, though we've seen a fair bit of that already in the announced figures.

I expect some of these could be:

ANH Chewbacca
ANH Jawa
ROTJ Emperor
ANH Luke Stormtrooper
ROTJ Ree Yees
ANH/RO Grand Moff Tarkin

I think Sim Aloo has a pretty strong chance of showing up next year or 2020.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: September 13, 2018, 09:03 PM »
Found a tag for TVC wave 2 for $5, but no figs.  :-[

Thanks as ever Jayson.

I remember thinking the Gammy would be a test run for an eventual open stock deluxe line, so I think you're right. Curious to see what else beyond Grievous they have in store. Ephont Mon?


Solo / Re: Target Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Playset with Chewbacca
« on: August 17, 2018, 04:03 PM »
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.

Solo / Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
« on: August 10, 2018, 10:16 AM »
He's brand new. I also thought he was a reissue, but he's 100% a new sculpt. Worth it if you're a Vader fan or like me, your thousand other Vaders are in a box somewhere.

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