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Saga Collection '06 / Re: Possible VTSC Wave 2?
« on: April 22, 2006, 12:34 AM »
IMO that would open up a big can of worms.  That wasn't a figure that came out in the 70's/80's so then it's not really a new-school 'vintage' item.  I'd prefer that they leave the things that didn't come out back in the original days to the NEW lines and save this (so far perfect) line for the high-quality resculpts of the figures that were originally on these cardbacks.

So because the vintage Vader was never released with a removeable helmet a VOTC/VTSC version can't be?

Please don't think I'm trying to start an argument, but for example - no versions of Han Solo in the vintage line EVER came with a working holster - yet both the ANH VOTC Han and the ROTJ VTSC Han have a working holster. Same thing with Greedo - he didn't even have a holster sculpted to the leg. How about the X-Wing pilot Luke? The vintage figure didn't have a removeable lightsaber hilt that plugged into a socket on the figure. The vintage Biker Scout's ankle holster didn't work as a holster either.

What I'm getting is that so far, many of the figures have functional extras that go beyond articulation and detail that the vintage figures never had. So why couldn't one of the function features of a VTSC ROTJ Darth Vader be that it has a removeable helmet?

I think the Red Arc Trooper is a combination of the ROTS Clone Commander and pieces from the Clone Wars Red Arc Trooper - helmet & pauldron.

I just care about the metal Ig-88 - only one so far that makes sense!

Actually, Grievous, C-3PO & Battlestar Galactica Cylon (which are rumored to be released during this year) make sense as well (at least to me they do).  With regards to the IG-88, I'm more curious as to how they are going to do a "painted" version and a "patina" version, when the character is a gray/silver metal droid. I guess they'll do like what they did with Bossk and the Sandtrooper - make the base the patina silver color instead of being painted.

I doubt Target is dropping the line, they have the Lava Reflection Titanium Vader coming soon ($14.99)

Saga Collection '06 / Re: TSC Recent Purchases
« on: April 22, 2006, 12:21 AM »
Hey Pete, whioh Target(s) are you doing this at? All the Targets I've been to in NJ tell me that they can't get anything from the back room  ::)

Toms River and Brick. Check the store reports over in the NJSWCC, they are getting put out now at a bunch of stores throughout the state. I think someone even found the VTSC figures at a WalMart in South Jersey.

Saga Collection '06 / Re: Target "Demise of Grievous" Figure
« on: April 22, 2006, 12:11 AM »
With the Shadow Stormtrooper shipping with a Chrome UGH style base, I would have liked this figure to have been accessorized in the same way.

Perhaps it's the one I got to open, but mine is having great difficulty being able to stand on its own, so I had to put it on a base. Since this figure had a UGH sticker on the packaging, it should of had a UGH chrome base - especially with the $13 price tag.

Saga Collection '06 / Re: Possible VTSC Wave 2?
« on: April 22, 2006, 12:08 AM »
Personally, I'm hoping that the Vader will NOT be another ESB version and instead will be a ROTJ version with (keeping fingers crossed) a 2-piece helmet.

The Evolutions Set Vader is far superior to the first VOTC Vader so even if they just shipped the Evo Vader on the ROTJ card I'd be happy. But for sure I want the card to be new.

What will stink is if with these five you can send away for a sixth figure as well. It would be nice and calming if the offer was the same (Lucastrooper) but if they do that, it will be for a completely different figure. So if it's new, it will stink to have to get so many copies of the same Vader we already have.

Saga Collection '06 / Re: The Saga Collection - The Stands
« on: April 21, 2006, 07:29 AM »
Well - I made a chess set out of the holos - that was before I found out that they were going to change the color to red starting with the next wave...

I really like the stands, I like the fact that the movie name is on the top of the stand. I hope they put "A New Hope" on the ones for the EPIV figures and not just simply "Star Wars" - you should leave those generic stands for EU figures.

I wish the Demise of Grievous had been fully packed out like a UGH figure since it has the UGH sticker. It doesn't need to have a silver mini-holo (unless they made a unique Grievous one just for this figure, 'cause random would be a nightmare), but a silver base like the one that's coming with the Shadow Stormtrooper would have been welcome and appropriate.

I would have liked to have the Sep of the Twins figures come with bases too, just so all TSC-like carded figures could have the same extras.

Hasbro would do well do offer bags of un-named bases at - since I am more of a shelf display type collector and not a diorama builder, I would gladly buy a bag of 25 AOTC or ROTS bases to put with the figures that didn't come with a base of some kind - not to mention all of the POTF2 and POTJ figures that didn't come with bases at all.

Saga Collection '06 / Re: TSC Recent Purchases
« on: April 21, 2006, 07:22 AM »
Picked up another full set of VTSC. Now all I need from this wave are a pair of Biker Scouts, for my four-man squad.

Helped a friend pick up the Demise of Grievous and Skirmish in the Senate battlepack at the same Target - I got an employee to pull all three things, the Targets here in NJ have not been putting them out unless you ask.

Easy enough to pass on because for me not movie accurate or EU accurate. Looks like he belongs in Vader's section chearing for the Dark Lord of the Sith at a Sporting Event. Being a non-completist, I'm back on passing on figures I don't want or that I cannot justify the cost on.

HA! BlackDog this made me laugh out loud.

You're right, it looks like you should push that base and it will say in Temura's voice "Vader, Vader, He's Our Man, If He Can't Kill Him, No One Can! YEAH!"

Of course, I need two. Unlike the Shadow Stormtroopers which was an easy buy from today, this one is going to be a major P.I.T.A., I just know it. Now I have to hope that Matt will take pity on me again this year...

Saga Collection '06 / Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
« on: April 19, 2006, 05:18 PM »
Well - I placed two orders for 5 figures each. This will give me plenty to have a squad of six, two to keep MOMC and two more for trades down the line.

I'm glad they are doing it this way.

Saga Collection '06 / Re: TSC Recent Purchases
« on: April 19, 2006, 10:03 AM »
Last two days have been pretty good...

Yesterday: Two full sets of the VTSC figures.

Today: The three Skirmish in the Senate Battlepacks I wanted and the two Demise of Grievous figures I needed.

I'm hoping these will start to show up on the East Coast this week.

I'm looking to get three of these. Two to open and one to keep MIB.

Gotta have at least two Senate pods. Perhaps if these go on clearance, I'll get more just for the shocktroopers and pods, but somehow, I doubt they'll get that far. Even the "Assault on Coruscant" battle packs from the summer didn't stick around long enough to hit clearance in my area.

Saga Collection '06 / EpIII Heroes
« on: April 9, 2006, 11:13 PM »
Well - I already have Wave 1 on order with EE and I will be placing an order for Wave 2 with them as well. I typically get two (or more) of every figure and one always stays MOC. So while I don't need to open these, I will be happy to add these carded variations to my collection.

Am I thrilled with the prospect of buying these simply for the packaging variation?


Will my OCD allow me to skip them?


So there I am, stuck smack dab in the middle of mental illness.  :-\

Saga Collection '06 / Re: Saga 2006 Figure Release List
« on: April 9, 2006, 11:08 PM »
At least this individually carded Target exclusive isn't a troop builder. Imagine if we had to be getting as many VTSC Biker Scouts AND Exclusive Target [Insert Army Builder Type, ie Clone] at the same time at $12 each?

Just wait til this summer when everyone is going to be going crazy for the Blackhole/Shadow Stormtrooper variant of the VOTC figure from SDCC. God help us all.

I'd say the best thing about these is that by creating the UGH, Hasbro has admitted that the line (during non-movie years) is aimed at collectors.  This is good because whenever Hasbro does a Q&A they say the line is aimed at kids, next time they do this we can respond by pointing to this sub-line and proving them wrong.

I'm no Hasbro basher, but they do get a bit defensive when the do public appearances.

They can and will still claim that the line is geared towards kids. Pointing at the wide variety of lines that are primarily for kids: Galactic Heroes, Force Battlers, Transformers, Attacktix, etc...

They can also make a claim that the regular 3.75" figure line are not for kids. What the UGH, VTSC & Titanium Lines do is allow them to simply say "see we're offering things for you collectors too".

There's a show I like to watch when I get home in time called "Attack of the Show" on G4 - back in February they covered Toy Fair. Now you would expect that the audience for this show would be primarily toy collectors, not kids. Well, when it came time to cover Hasbro, there was Darryl De[Retarded]Priest gushing about the "all metal" figures which are "new".

So that's my point, you corner them at a con or some other event and they will simply hold up the Titanium Figures and say "but we made these for you, collectors!" and then when the line fails (which it will if the amount of the first wave collecting dust locally here in NJ is any indication) they will point the blame at collectors and say "well, we gave collectors a chance and they didn't support the line, so that's why we have to gear Star Wars to kids, blah blah blah"

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