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The Vintage Collection / Re: Big Items of the Future!
« on: July 19, 2020, 12:46 PM »
I'm all for the blockade runner being a Haslab project.  To me it makes perfect sense.

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In a playset mood.

After this hit clearance they quickly disappeared in my area about 3 weeks ago.  $30 was the markdown and they didn't stick around long.

My guess is they will follow this set up with a companion piece, so as long as the Freeze chamber performs to their liking.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: Big Items of the Future!
« on: June 22, 2020, 06:27 PM »
My guess is.... Razorcrest, or a Death Star or Tantive IV.

I actually would like a Tantive on par with the Sail Barge.  With opening panels for a hallway.  Would be epic, in my opinion.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: TVC Carbon Freezing Chamber Playset
« on: June 22, 2020, 06:25 PM »
Personally, I'm excited as can be.

10 or 15 years ago, I think that I would have been very vocal and opinionated on the design. 

Older me feels like this is perfect for my needs and I think it's a smart approach by Hasbro.  I'm happy with how this looks and hope it's possible that you can attach a 3rd set with steps to expand on it more.  I do worry a little that the rail things might get warped.

Overall a good item and nice to see.  I also am a little intrigued if this approach could work for Palpatine's throne room in ROTJ.

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Like this Luke 3pk a lot.  Ordered 2 yesterday.  Had one already thanks to Lance Quazar who got me a set at SDCC.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: 2018 Vintage Collection Wave 2
« on: February 24, 2019, 11:11 PM »
Yeah... the AT-ACT drivers had white Scarif helmets...

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The Vintage Collection / Re: 2019 Walmart Jabba's Palace Adventure Set
« on: February 21, 2019, 01:18 PM »
What's with the sheep dog on the right?


It's a Jerba head...






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1 - Probe Droid
2 - Hoth Rebel Trooper
3 - FX-7
4 - 2-1B
5 - C-3PO (removable limbs w/ cargo net)
6 - Leia (Bespin gown)
7 - Ugnaught (w/ extra head for variation)
8 - Bespin Guard
9 - Dagobah Luke
10 - Lobot

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The Vintage Collection / Re: 2019 Walmart Jabba's Palace Adventure Set
« on: February 18, 2019, 12:55 PM »
If it's articulation and assembly that really drives up Hasbro's costs, it might be in their interests to start producing more "display wall" playsets like this that are largely a hunk of detailed plastic without all that much production assembly.

Imagine how quickly they could put the Space Walls guys out of business with a cheaper product of the same quality, you mean?

They really could... I can't remember what year it was (2010 maybe), I posted a "mockup Toyfair presentation" of what I'd like to see Hasbro make at Yakface, and the space wall concept was one of them and each set would come with 1-2 figures.  Not long after, Galactic Merchants started showing designs for their 3D printed sets of them... we know how that faired though as they couldn't keep up with demand and the quality was just not there with 3D printing... then GTP toys started their thing and yeah they are expensive... love the quality though.

Here we are now with Hasbro finally dipping into this... their whole stance on playsets for a long time that "they don't sell" just seemed like it was coming from people who just didn't want to change any of their business model to try it out.  I think a lot of it comes down to someone with pull at Hasbro actually wanting to do it, then it can happen.  I hope these sets go over well and we see a whole lot more! Don't want to get ahead of ourselves because they might not really dive into these after this, but there are so many possibilities and the production costing for Hasbro wouldn't seem to be that high.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: 2019 Walmart Jabba's Palace Adventure Set
« on: February 18, 2019, 01:34 AM »
If it's articulation and assembly that really drives up Hasbro's costs, it might be in their interests to start producing more "display wall" playsets like this that are largely a hunk of detailed plastic without all that much production assembly.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: 2019 Walmart Jabba's Palace Adventure Set
« on: February 16, 2019, 11:36 PM »
Cantina alcoves would be a nice thing in this style.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: 2019 Walmart Jabba's Palace Adventure Set
« on: February 16, 2019, 10:11 PM »
After all my years of playset grief and complaining,  something special finally is happening.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: Walmart Vintage Collection TIE Fighter
« on: October 26, 2018, 12:14 AM »
I bought one for $80, mainly out of the thrill of seeing it for the first time along with TVC Range Troopers and Tank Drivers right as two Hasbro reps were stocking them.

For $40, I'd buy 1-2 more...

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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.

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