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Re: 2010 VINTAGE COLLECTION Basic Figures - News & Images
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2010, 06:03:07 PM »

Here are some VINTAGE COLLECTION Basic Figure items that came from yesterday's Q&A Session:



HEADLINE - NEW BARRISS OFFEE COMING IN SPRING 2011

JEDI TEMPLE WAR ROOM


QUESTION:  The updated versions of Agen Kolar and Plo Koon in last year's basic figure line up were quite a nice surprise. Both figures look absolutely amazing and are certainly a major improvement compared to recent releases. Since the Jedi play a major part of the prequel trilogy I presume that we may see at least one or two in the Vintage Collection. Do you have any plans to release new, movie accurate versions of  Ki Adi Mundi, Eeth Koth, Adi Galia, Shaak Ti, Pablo Jill, Barriss Offee or Cin Drallig in 2010 / 2011?

ANSWER:   At some point, we hope to get to all of these, eventually.  Right now, Barriss Offee is in the works for Spring '11.  Cin Drallig was in the line for 2011, but got bumped to 2012.  We have yet to craft the full 2012 plan but we will try to keep him there, and there is a strong likelihood that several others from your list will also make their way into the line in 2012.




HEADLINE - CIN DRALLIG ON SCHEDULE FOR 2012

JEDI TEMPLE WAR ROOM


QUESTION:  The updated versions of Agen Kolar and Plo Koon in last year's basic figure line up were quite a nice surprise. Both figures look absolutely amazing and are certainly a major improvement compared to recent releases. Since the Jedi play a major part of the prequel trilogy I presume that we may see at least one or two in the Vintage Collection. Do you have any plans to release new, movie accurate versions of  Ki Adi Mundi, Eeth Koth, Adi Galia, Shaak Ti, Pablo Jill, Barriss Offee or Cin Drallig in 2010 / 2011?

ANSWER:   At some point, we hope to get to all of these, eventually.  Right now, Barriss Offee is in the works for Spring '11.  Cin Drallig was in the line for 2011, but got bumped to 2012.  We have yet to craft the full 2012 plan but we will try to keep him there, and there is a strong likelihood that several others from your list will also make their way into the line in 2012.




HEADLINE - HOTH LUKE SKYWALKER "IN THE PARKING LOT"

DROIDS & EWOKS


QUESTION: When can we expect to see a new figure of Luke Skywalker in his Hoth outfit? Being that it's a big year for The Empire Strikes Back, it seems like he would be a good one to have in the line. If he is in the works, can you share any details on the figure?

ANSWER:   He will not be the in the lineup this year.  This year we have the new Bespin Fatigues Luke.  We do have plans for a Hoth Luke at some point, but work hasn't started yet and it's not certain if we can fit him into the 2011 Vintage lineup or not.  He is high on our priority list though, and he'll be out within a couple years.




HEADLINE - VINTAGE COLLECTION ROTS WAVE DETAILS

HAN'S HIDEOUT


QUESTION:  Based on a recent Q&A answer, it looks like the four "new" figures in the Revenge of the Sith wave will be Senate Duel Palpatine, Anakin Skywalker, General Grievous, and Magnaguard. We've seen the picture of Grievous and we've read the recap on Palpatine. How about a quick rundown on the changes/upgrades being made to Anakin and Magnaguard that make them "new"?

ANSWER:   Anakin has a new head and arms with Sith eye deco (insert molded shoulders and elbows and pivot wrists). The Magnaguard is essentially all new, including new highly articulated legs (from a cancelled exclusive Droid Factory sequel); new torso from the waist up insert shoulder, elbows, hips, waist, knees, ankles, pivot wrist, ball neck); and a fabric cape.



HEADLINE - JEDI LUKE TO BE REVISED....ALREADY?

JEDI-BUSINESS


QUESTION: Will Jedi Luke be re-released on a vintage card, and if so, will you make any changes to the figure?

ANSWER:  There are indeed plans for a new Jedi Luke in the Vintage format, that addresses the issues that folks have had with the proportions of the chest among other tweaks. Look for him later this year, with the figure available for preview at Comic Con.


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Re: 2010 VINTAGE COLLECTION Basic Figures - News & Images
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2010, 08:57:56 AM »

Check out THIS JTA POSTING with the numbering scheme for the first couple of waves of the VINTAGE COLLECTION:

Specials:
VCP01) 4-LOM™ (C5/JediCon exclusive)
VCP02) ZUCKUSS™ (C5/JediCon exclusive)
VCP03) BOBA FETT™ (Redemption item)

Wave 1:
VC01) DENGAR™
VC02) CLOUD CAR PILOT™
VC03) LEIA™ (HOTH™ OUTFIT)
VC04) HAN SOLO™ (ECHO BASE™ OUTFIT)
VC05) LUKE SKYWALKER™ (BESPIN™ FATIGUES)
VC06) AT-AT COMMANDER™
VC07) C-3PO™
VC08) DACK RALTER™
VC09) DARTH VADER™
VC10) BOBA FETT™
VC11) 4-LOM™

Wave 2/3:
VC12) DARTH SIDIOUS™
VC13) ANAKIN SKYWALKER™
VC14) SANDTROOPER™
VC15) CLONE TROOPER™
VC16) OBI-WAN KENOBI™
VC17) GENERAL GRIEVOUS™
VC18) MAGNAGUARD™
VC19) CLONE COMMANDER CODY™
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Re: 2010 Vintage Collection Basic Figures - News & Images
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2010, 05:25:56 AM »

NEWS FROM THE Q&A SESSIONS!


NO VALUE ADDED PACK-INS WITH VINTAGE COLLECTION BASIC FIGURES

JEDI TEMPLE ARCHIVES

QUESTION:  The Droid Factory build-a-figure program has easily been one of the best received value added pack-in's that Hasbro has ever offered to collectors.  It has provided droid fans an outlet to get a wide range of droids from a variety of sources, both from the film saga as well as a number of EU sources.  We also recently read the news of the end of the Droid Factory program and were some what disappointed by this development.

It seems that Droid Factory is one of so many good things in the Legacy Collection have suffered from bad timing due to the current state of the economy.  It has forced a number of collectors to scale back on their purchases, and some to stop collecting entirely. 

We've seen some sort of value added pack-in packaged with the basic figure line for most of the history of the modern basic figure line.  But with the current economic conditions in mind, could we see the value added pack-in dropped altogether in an effort to bring the MSRP of the basic figure line down to a price point that might bring more collectors back into the fold?

ANSWER:   The pack-ins have been dropped from the new Legacy-type line starting with this Fall.  They will still continue on in the Clone Wars and Saga Legends figures, though, in a new approach that will allow kids to play with their figures in a new way.  The replacement for Legacy, a new Vintage line, will not have pack-ins.  Nor will it have a reduced retail price.  The only way to continue to bring significant newly tooled figures to collectors is to keep the price where it's at.  Unless many of the collectors who have left the hobby come back, the new reality is that we are dealing with smaller release numbers, which means that our tooling is a bigger proportion of the cost of everything we do.  Price decreases would not be possible unless we dramatically cut back on the number of new figures, which we do not think collectors want to see.




VINTAGE COLLECTION CARDBACK INFO

HAN'S HIDEOUT


QUESTION:  The 2010 Saga Legends basic figure line - will the cardbacks look like the recently revealed Clone Wars "Rex and Sky" cardbacks or will they look like the uh, "well-kept secret" 2010 movie line cardbacks? Or will they have a look all their own?

ANSWER:   The Saga Legends cardbacks - a primarily kid-targeted line - will follow the new black/blue line look. The return of Vintage, in a new format without the clam-shell, will have its own standalone line look. Many of the classic characters appearing in Saga Legends will also, if they have not already, appear in the new Vintage line which is planned to be an ongoing line that will run at least two years.




NEW CLOUD CAR PILOT & DACK RALTER FIGURES CONFIRMED

IMPERIAL SHIPYARDS


QUESTION:  Since you have confirmed a cloud car and new snowspeeder sculpt are coming can you tell us if these ships will be exclusive to one store and will we see new pilots for each vehicle?

ANSWER:   Both the Cloud Car and Snow speeder will be released as part of the Starfighter Vehicle collection so will be available to all retailers. There will be one caveat to that, that we will announce at Toy Fair. There will be a new Cloud Car Pilot, along with Dak Ralter to pilot your Snowspeeder.




TESB HAN SOLO

TOY NEWS INTERNATIONAL

QUESTION:  While we are on the subject of leaked catalog scans, there was also a scan showing that the Vintage Collection figure will return in 2010 and that for the first time Episode 2 characters will be included. I won't ask for details since I don't want to spoil everything for Toy Fair, but what are the odds we will get to see a Empire Strikes Back Bespin Han Solo figure for this line in the coming year?

ANSWER:  We can confirm Vintage is back, but with some important consistencies and differences. The card format, following our previous three Vintage series, will remain the same with the Kenner logo on front, narrow blister, identical card punch. Gone will be the $9.99 price and the clamshell, which has been eliminated to help last the collection at a more consumable $7.99 SRP. After the first EpV wave, there will be waves based on both the Prequel Trilogy and OTC. There will be a new EpV Han, but it won't be Bespin....it's a cool version that we think fans will love. We'll have the complete collection in our presentation at Toy Fair. Stay tuned!




VINTAGE COLLECTION CARDBACK INFO & PROMO STICKERS

YAKFACE


QUESTION:  As of this writing, new Clone Wars figures have started to hit the shelves and they are shipping with the Nahdar Vebb offer that confirms rumors of the return of the "Vintage" line. Now that you've officially released the line look of the new "Rex" Star Wars packaging, care to give us an exclusive sneak peek at the Vintage line look as a teaser for Toyfair?

ANSWER:  We don't have any teasers of the new Vintage line look except we will confirm that they will be individually carded figures, but without the clam-shell at a suggested retail of $7.99. Otherwise the figure fronts will be identical to the modern Vintage runs. Any promotional stickers that we do (figure mail-ins, etc.) will be low-tack adhesive so they can easily be peeled off. Any characters that are updates of true Kenner vintage figures will use the original photography, and any new figures produced in the vintage-style line (such as EPI, II, III, or new characters who were never produced originally by Kenner) will use photography to fit the Vintage card style. Look for the new packages in a couple of weeks.
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2010 VINTAGE COLLECTION Basic Figures - News & Images
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2010, 07:07:12 PM »

Check out THIS JEDI NEWS ARTICLE from the UK Toy Fair.  They have images of 4 figures from a TESB wave:

___  Luke Skywalker - Bespin
___  Princess Leia Organa - Hoth
___  Dengar
___  AT-AT Commander
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