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turtlepower73
07-13-2012, 08:27 PM
Hasbro will be bringing back the 12 inch line in 2013?saw it in there panel presentation...

Matt S
07-13-2012, 08:39 PM
I am sure they will be as crappy as ever - gonna be aimed at the kiddies

shocktrooper_au
07-13-2012, 08:42 PM
well looking at SSC's prices they've probably relised there is space for it again in the lower $ range of the market. Hell if the prices go up more we'll all be going back to hasbro's

barryo
07-13-2012, 08:43 PM
well some of there stuff was very usable to begin with, so........bashers should be happy...........:)

VintijDroidGutzz
07-13-2012, 09:17 PM
There might be a mass stampede for Vader helmets again, going off the current climate with a lot of folks around here. :lol

I never bought any 12" Hasbro figures, but if there's some that are cool.. why not. :dunno :lol

shocktrooper_au
07-13-2012, 09:29 PM
A couple off the old ones are still on my shelves uncustomized

Matt S
07-13-2012, 10:03 PM
There might be a mass stampede for Vader helmets again, going off the current climate with a lot of folks around here. :lol



Yup; good point. Hasbro saved my SSC Vader from his little dome, and looks awesome as a result

swsqueakquels
07-13-2012, 10:40 PM
From Rebelscum:

'New 12" figures! Cost around $14. Coming Spring 2013: Darth Vader, Episode III Anakin, Clone Trooper, Episode III Obi-Wan. These will have a vintage quality in terms of sculpt and articulation. Most accessories molded right into their hands.'


Hmm... accessories moulded into their hands? "Vintage quality" in terms of sculpt and articulation? $14???

You never know though - the new limited articulation Luke Bespin (from three pack with Boba and Vader) is one of the coolest figures Hasbro has done in a while, despite the basic "vintage" articulation. And the Indy 12" figures from 4 years ago were pretty decent for around $20.

Invictus Sol
07-13-2012, 11:24 PM
Hmm, I could see it being handy for some displays where filler type characters might be useful (e.g., Cantina or Jabba palace). That way, the focus can be on the Sideshow 'hero' figures but you can fill up the scene a bit more with the Hasbro riff-raff in the back. :P

VintijDroidGutzz
07-14-2012, 12:09 AM
You never know though - the new limited articulation Luke Bespin (from three pack with Boba and Vader) is one of the coolest figures Hasbro has done in a while, despite the basic "vintage" articulation.
Agreed!

That Luke figure is very nicely done, & the lack of odd ball joints just helps that too.

Good point with the riff raff filler idea too Sol.. :wink1:

FLOSI
07-14-2012, 02:11 PM
well some of there stuff was very usable to begin with, so........bashers should be happy...........:)

God, I love you, Barry. :)

Niceman
07-14-2012, 04:18 PM
Some of the later old ones were surprisingly good. If they're a step up they could be very useful. There is a limit to how many hundred dollar figures we can all buy. A mix of SS and Hasbro Clones or Stormtroopers together might look pretty good!

FLOSI
07-14-2012, 04:51 PM
For the price I'm thinking these will be rotocast.

VintijDroidGutzz
07-14-2012, 10:52 PM
The latest pic going around, shows them to be retro styled - the pic shown is of a Phase1 clone.

Not interested. :lol

Khev
07-14-2012, 10:53 PM
The latest pic going around, shows them to be retro styled - the pic shown is of a Phase1 clone.

Not interested. :lol

Where????? "Retro styled" sounds promising...

swsqueakquels
07-14-2012, 11:08 PM
Where????? "Retro styled" sounds promising...

Think Kenner action figures. Maybe they'll be a nice PT complement to GG jumbo vintage.

http://rebelscum.com/sdcc12/hasbropanel/IMG_7818.JPG

thenammagazine
07-14-2012, 11:43 PM
Think Kenner action figures. Maybe they'll be a nice PT complement to GG jumbo vintage.

http://rebelscum.com/sdcc12/hasbropanel/IMG_7818.JPG

:lol Expect the GG collectors to go ape____ in 3... 2... 1...

VintijDroidGutzz
07-14-2012, 11:45 PM
I understand the appeal of scaling up the old Kenner figures - & these PT ones would certainly be cool complimentary pieces in that context, but I don't like the idea - or want any of the figures - GG, or these..

ProgMatinee
07-15-2012, 07:22 AM
sounds pretty awful. I would have loved to see what Hasbro could do with an improved 12" line. Their 3 3/4" line is way better than it was in 2006 so I would think they would have a better 12" line if they desired. The prospect of Hasbro producing something equal to their Amidala Collection for around $75 would be awesome.

Khev
07-15-2012, 07:43 AM
:lol Expect the GG collectors to go ape____ in 3... 2... 1...

No way. I love the idea of retro-style PT figures to go with the Jumbo GG Kenner.

Red Metal
07-15-2012, 08:47 AM
From Rebelscum:

'New 12" figures! Cost around $14. Coming Spring 2013: Darth Vader, Episode III Anakin, Clone Trooper, Episode III Obi-Wan. These will have a vintage quality in terms of sculpt and articulation. Most accessories molded right into their hands.'


Hmm... accessories moulded into their hands? "Vintage quality" in terms of sculpt and articulation? $14???

You never know though - the new limited articulation Luke Bespin (from three pack with Boba and Vader) is one of the coolest figures Hasbro has done in a while, despite the basic "vintage" articulation. And the Indy 12" figures from 4 years ago were pretty decent for around $20.

Doesn't GG already cover something like this? Seems like a desperation move by Hasbro since they're not doing well on the SW front.

thenammagazine
07-15-2012, 11:07 AM
No way. I love the idea of retro-style PT figures to go with the Jumbo GG Kenner.

It's more the price. Hasbro's gonna remake the same figures you guys are paying $80+ a pop for. :lol

Niceman
07-15-2012, 12:03 PM
At $14 each, I could imagine grabbing TEN Jawas or TEN stormtroopers, if I like them, and not even blinking. SS, GG, and HT can't offer us that.

highlander1
07-15-2012, 12:16 PM
yep more r2s and 3p0s and another chewbacca or great kitbashes i need a lando skiff guard ...I just picked up my dagobah back pack yoda and for 18 bucks for a yoda for my bespin luke he works very well with other 1/6 items ....I"LL gladly pick up cheap if done right ......yep and some jawas and other's red imperial guards.....

Khev
07-15-2012, 02:38 PM
It's more the price. Hasbro's gonna remake the same figures you guys are paying $80+ a pop for. :lol

But not in the original Kenner 3.75 inch style like GG is doing. Sounds like they'll more replicate the actual 12 inch figures from the 70's.

thenammagazine
07-15-2012, 03:21 PM
But not in the original Kenner 3.75 inch style like GG is doing. Sounds like they'll more replicate the actual 12 inch figures from the 70's.

True, but they weren't all that much different though. The droids, Chewbacca, Stormtroopers, Vader and the Jawa were almost just blown up versions of the 1:18 figures. :lol

Darth_IMPoor
07-15-2012, 03:24 PM
I agree. Sounds like they're going for this maybe?:

http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo15/jdman12/tempV12luke.jpg

If that's the case, there won't be much salvageable for fill in SS/Hot Toy bashes or customs. I'd still be interested for the OT characters though. At that price point, it'll be hard to say no.

Niceman
07-15-2012, 04:16 PM
But not in the original Kenner 3.75 inch style like GG is doing. Sounds like they'll more replicate the actual 12 inch figures from the 70's.

Even if it starts that way, once the machine starts rolling I'm sure they'll want to do other stuff.

mojo customz
07-15-2012, 04:31 PM
I agree. Sounds like they're going for this maybe?:

http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo15/jdman12/tempV12luke.jpg

If that's the case, there won't be much salvageable for fill in SS/Hot Toy bashes or customs. I'd still be interested for the OT characters though. At that price point, it'll be hard to say no.

if this is the route hasblah goes, all i got to say
DOA

thenammagazine
07-15-2012, 04:40 PM
if this is the route hasblah goes, all i got to say
DOA

The fact that GG's pulling in heavy sales charging $80+ a pop for essentially the same thing completely disproves your "DOA" theory. This'll be even bigger at $15 a pop.

Invictus Sol
07-15-2012, 04:48 PM
Hmm, shame they're not going for more of a $50.00 or $60.00 price point. Don't think these will be of much use even as filler characters at $14.00. Hasbro must've seen the ridiculous prices GG's Vintage 12" figures are going for and wanted a piece of the action.

Brinn 71
07-15-2012, 10:44 PM
Here is one of them, from Rebelscum:
http://www.rebelscum.com/sdcc12/hasbropresentation/rebelscum_sdcc2012_hasbro_sw_presentation_13.jpg

EVILFACE
07-15-2012, 10:49 PM
That clone looks pretty good. I wonder if Hasblo can make more variations than Sideshow.

Niceman
07-16-2012, 12:53 AM
That clone looks pretty good. I wonder if Hasblo can make more variations than Sideshow.

They sure have the resources. The only question is whether their product will look good enough to be on a shelf next to the high end stuff.

TheGent
07-16-2012, 01:27 AM
^ It may be enough for some background army building, no?

OutLander
07-16-2012, 07:05 AM
Here is one of them, from Rebelscum:
http://www.rebelscum.com/sdcc12/hasbropresentation/rebelscum_sdcc2012_hasbro_sw_presentation_13.jpg

Looking at the pic, looks like no articulation at the ankles, knees and wrists for sure. So maybe only at the head (side to side?), shoulders/arms (forward and backward only?) , elbow (maybe?) and hips/legs (forward and backward only?). :dunno


^ It may be enough for some background army building, no?

NO! :lol

FLOSI
07-16-2012, 07:30 AM
Old school 5 POA figures...

VintijDroidGutzz
07-16-2012, 07:31 AM
^^ They're retro styled.. what were you expecting? :lol

OutLander
07-16-2012, 07:45 AM
Old school 5 POA figures...

Thats what it looks like to me. Might get some if they have them mounted on cards like GG though. :yess:

thenammagazine
07-16-2012, 07:49 AM
Looking at the pic, looks like no articulation at the ankles, knees and wrists for sure. So maybe only at the head (side to side?), shoulders/arms (forward and backward only?) , elbow (maybe?) and hips/legs (forward and backward only?). :dunno

Welcome to oldschool.


NO! :lol

At least he'll look like an adult clone vs. the birdchested Medis.

Shropt
07-16-2012, 08:40 AM
I wonder if this is Hasbro's way of telling GG that they need to lower the price on these figures?

Khev
07-16-2012, 08:41 AM
Here is one of them, from Rebelscum:
http://www.rebelscum.com/sdcc12/hasbropresentation/rebelscum_sdcc2012_hasbro_sw_presentation_13.jpg

WOW! Fanstastic! This will look so great next to my Jumbo GG Fett! :yess:

At $14 it'll be ridiculously easy to acquire a collection of 12 inch PT figures. That's only $4 more than their 3.75 counterparts. :lol

Khev
07-16-2012, 08:42 AM
I wonder if this is Hasbro's way of telling GG that they need to lower the price on these figures?

As long as GG is painstakingly matching the original Kenner figures down to the last detail there will always be a demand for their pricier versions. I'd certainly be down for a price drop nonetheless. :lol

Darth Cruel
07-16-2012, 09:36 AM
Not a chance between Heaven and Hell that I ever go back to Hasbro's 1:6 scale line unless they are so damned good, that price is the sole difference between them and Sideshow.

Billy Ray
07-16-2012, 12:47 PM
These kind of remind me of those Avengers Mighty Battler figures that have released, with the limited articulation, mostly hard plastic, weapons molded into their hands:

http://www.shepher.com/sitemedia/product/extralargeimages/KEN36674.JPG

Same price point too, but aren't they a little smaller...like 10"

Kuzeh
07-17-2012, 12:36 PM
Well, at least they are the right price vs. the ridiculously expensive GG ones... :lol

Prime Clone
01-16-2013, 06:16 AM
Rebelscum has the scoop (http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/Hasbro_Large_Size_Figure_Update_149776.asp) on the first new Hasbro 12" figures. Anakin hasn't come too far since the 2005 version ...


http://www.rebelscum.com/2013/Star_Wars_12_inch_Canada_Hasbro-01.jpg

galactiboy
01-16-2013, 10:56 AM
Yeah, they still look pretty bad. Hopefully they're affordable as toys; but with basic figures at around $10 These are probably around $40 or $50 :lol

Brinn 71
01-16-2013, 03:46 PM
Seriously, these are $12.99, only 3 dollars more than the little figures! So for the price, little kids will like them just fine, and they are nice and cheap.

Sadly, I kinda like the Clone. He looks neat, and reminds me of the old 12 inch Stormtrooper from '78. My son held the clone for 5 seconds, thought about it, and then dropped it back onto the shelf and ran looking for other stuff, so I didn't get one for him either! He probably has his eye on my SS clones instead! :D

galactiboy
01-17-2013, 03:28 PM
Oh, my bad... I hadn't seen a price and was just guessing based on other similarly scaled mass-market stuff. At 12.99 these seem like a great deal for kiddos.

I'm pleasantly surprised as the last 12" Hasbro's were like $20 back when Sideshow as still charging $50ish for a 1/6 figure.

Prime Clone
01-17-2013, 06:20 PM
I'm pleasantly surprised as the last 12" Hasbro's were like $20 back when Sideshow as still charging $50ish for a 1/6 figure.

I didn't realise till after I posted that these don't have costumes, they're just moulded and painted plastic (like larger Force Battlers) so I guess that's how they've kept the price down.

It also means they're not direct competitors to SSC's offerings.

kl241
01-17-2013, 06:21 PM
It also means these are crap.

bloodgear
01-18-2013, 08:56 AM
http://dyn1.media.forbiddenplanet.com/products/97842a.jpeg.size-600_maxheight-600_square-true.jpg

http://dyn1.media.forbiddenplanet.com/products/97811a.jpg.size-600_maxheight-600_square-true.jpg

commanderwolf
01-18-2013, 09:10 AM
wow, won't be buying any of these!the whole reason I started collecting 12 inch was the poseabillity and costumes!!! static figures suck bannanas:monkey1

Billy Ray
01-18-2013, 11:31 AM
http://dyn1.media.forbiddenplanet.com/products/97842a.jpeg.size-600_maxheight-600_square-true.jpg


I wonder if Anakin has "karate chop action" :rotfl

galactiboy
01-18-2013, 12:19 PM
I didn't realise till after I posted that these don't have costumes, they're just moulded and painted plastic (like larger Force Battlers) so I guess that's how they've kept the price down.

It also means they're not direct competitors to SSC's offerings.

Ah, that makes more sense about the price. But still if they're $13 a piece, that's still less than other companies are charging for their 8" scaled figures.

anaking13
01-18-2013, 01:03 PM
How to turn the lowcost when you can have quality with sideshow or hot toys. We must pay dearly for it (too much sometimes ...) but I prefer to have less than full of ugly.

Mad Old Lu
01-18-2013, 02:28 PM
The fu--?

So these are basically like the Gentle Giant 12" reproductions, huh?

I agree. These look terrible, but at their pricepoint and their simplicity, they're probably perfect for kiddies.

But it just feels like this is making the whole toy industry take a huge step backwards.

barryo
01-18-2013, 02:57 PM
They are the perfect diversion toys for collectors with small kids.

FLOSI
01-18-2013, 03:53 PM
I'll grab my son a Clone.

Magpie 7
01-18-2013, 04:25 PM
You've got to remember Hasbro's a toy company who provide for imaginative children so accuracy isn't the top priority unlike SSC or HT. Though looking at previous figures their alien/creatures were always pretty accurate if only they put them on a better body.

RavenEye
01-24-2013, 05:14 PM
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS22551&mode=retail

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/out/large/HAS22551.jpg

This really is a step back for them... :monkey4 :cuckoo: :dunno however nice helmet for customizers...

spiderrogue
01-24-2013, 05:37 PM
those are bad...i wonder how oversized that they are compared to the sideshow stuff...hmmmm....may be a cheap alternative for some clone armor if its in the same size scale..lol

RavenEye
01-24-2013, 05:42 PM
those are bad...i wonder how oversized that they are compared to the sideshow stuff...hmmmm....may be a cheap alternative for some clone armor if its in the same size scale..lol

lol That's a lot of dremmeling. However... curious what Ani's lightsaber looks like.

spiderrogue
01-24-2013, 05:44 PM
ohh..all plastic..right..just got that..nevermind..hey, im sick and not thinking right..lemme be...

RavenEye
01-24-2013, 05:50 PM
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/out/large/HAS22552.jpg

Nevermind...

wax murderer
01-24-2013, 06:40 PM
That's just disturbing...PS

Khev
01-24-2013, 06:46 PM
I think they're meant to go with the GG Jumbo Kenner figures as PT counterparts.

cplhicks
01-24-2013, 09:01 PM
I think they're meant to go with the GG Jumbo Kenner figures as PT counterparts.

I can totally see that.

ILuvToyz
01-25-2013, 12:29 AM
I found these at TRU today. Anakin is crap but the clones are not to bad looking. The clones are all plastic with 5 POA. Not much posability but I figure I can pose them standing at attention behind one of my SS Jedis. I would love for them to do some 501st clones next. Here they are next to my most recent SS acquisition.

http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/002411.JPG
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/008221.JPG

shocktrooper_au
01-25-2013, 01:29 AM
Wouldn't be to bad I the neck was longer

VintijDroidGutzz
01-25-2013, 07:06 AM
Beautiful. The Anakin head looks like Danny Bonaduce. :lol :monkey1

Clones look ok though, yeah.

MidnightClad
01-25-2013, 02:13 PM
The clones arnt half bad instead of buying a bunch more clean phase I ssc clones to put behind all my other phase I clones I may just buy a few of these and repaint/weather em up a bit and they would make good background clones.

CaptnRex
01-25-2013, 04:11 PM
They're junk.

EVILFACE
01-25-2013, 04:17 PM
They are called toys.

FLOSI
01-25-2013, 04:19 PM
If they make a Stormtrooper I'd buy it for my desk at work.

Shropt
01-25-2013, 04:29 PM
Threads merged.

ILuvToyz
01-25-2013, 07:12 PM
Correction, the Clone is actually has 7 POA (one at each wrist)

bmarz1000
01-26-2013, 05:16 AM
Anakin looks like he should have an electric toothbrush coming out of his head.

OutLander
01-26-2013, 11:13 AM
Anakin looks like he should have an electric toothbrush coming out of his head.

:lol:rotfl:lol

spiderrogue
01-26-2013, 12:35 PM
are they the same size as the sideshow ones? with some work..weathering, etc..and some new paint apps..they "might" be cool for some in the background posed..type of thing....but probably not...lol..

MidnightClad
01-26-2013, 01:15 PM
are they the same size as the sideshow ones? with some work..weathering, etc..and some new paint apps..they "might" be cool for some in the background posed..type of thing....but probably not...lol..

Ya thats what I figure and if they turn out horrible your not out much its not like we would be cutting up and repainting 150+ figures.

firebatt
01-28-2013, 01:52 PM
at first i was thinking of getting a few....until i seen this:
http://www.rebelscum.com/Clone_Trooper_Large_Size_Hasbro_Star_Wars.asp

Shropt
01-31-2013, 06:31 AM
Hmm, that answers a lot of questions.

http://www.rebelscum.com/Hasbro_Star_Wars/Clone_Trooper_Large_Size_Hasbro_Star_Wars/Clone_Trooper_Large_Size_Hasbro_Star_Wars-13.jpg

a-dev
01-31-2013, 06:43 AM
Is there actually a market for deliberately limited figures like this?

Shropt
01-31-2013, 07:00 AM
Is there actually a market for deliberately limited figures like this?

http://www.gentlegiantltd.com/category_s/80.htm

MidnightClad
01-31-2013, 09:24 AM
Hmm, that answers a lot of questions.

http://www.rebelscum.com/Hasbro_Star_Wars/Clone_Trooper_Large_Size_Hasbro_Star_Wars/Clone_Trooper_Large_Size_Hasbro_Star_Wars-13.jpg

Ok that scraps my idea for making background clones out of them just not worth the energy I would be better off buying SSC phase 1 clones and repainting/stripping them to white.

IrishJedi
01-31-2013, 10:11 AM
So, they're in scale with Medicom, then.

What? Someone had to say it.

OutLander
01-31-2013, 10:34 AM
So, they're in scale with Medicom, then.

What? Someone had to say it.

:thwak No you didn't.

:lol

Shropt
01-31-2013, 10:37 AM
So, they're in scale with Medicom, then.

What? Someone had to say it.

LOL

But seriously, the Medicom clones are in scale to the SSC clones.

Darth Waller
01-31-2013, 10:48 AM
So, they're in scale with Medicom, then.

What? Someone had to say it.

:lol

Irish, it's nice to have you back in the SW area. :wave

IrishJedi
01-31-2013, 11:23 AM
:lol

Irish, it's nice to have you back in the SW area. :wave

:wave:yess:

Blame Kathleen Kennedy and company. :lol

:1-1:

Darth Waller
01-31-2013, 11:30 AM
Now maybe you'll come to the next Celebration. :rock

IrishJedi
01-31-2013, 11:43 AM
Yeah, most likely. :rock

Darth Waller
01-31-2013, 11:47 AM
I'm still waiting for my ride in the landspeeder! :lol

IrishJedi
01-31-2013, 11:50 AM
Maybe we can make it happen in Death Valley where they actually filmed the long moving shots. :D

Darth Waller
01-31-2013, 11:54 AM
That would be pretty sweet. :D

Red Metal
01-31-2013, 11:21 PM
Another embarassing line from Hasbro. Really I don't expect this to last past wave two. Annie and the Clone will pegwarm hard and the next two after will be the last.

I mean, maybe back in the '80s this would have been fine, but what kid is going to want these? And sure they match the GG 12" Vintage style line, but it's just not the same with the PT figures. Reminds me of the recent DS Star Trek Mego figures - sure the OS ones did ok, but Picard and Borg are shelfwarming hard because it just doesn't work. Old style with new material just looks wrong.

Jay1138
02-01-2013, 07:19 AM
Agreed, this is embarrassing. Whoever pushed this line at Hasbro should be getting pointed and laughed at.

I really think they were trying to push against GG's Vintage line but this is a FAIL!

They should have remade the 70's 12" figures instead.

IrishJedi
02-01-2013, 07:27 AM
They are absolutely completely missing the point and appearl of the GG Jumbo Vintage figures.

If I want to feel nostalgic about the prequels, I'll go eat at Taco Bell and then punch myself in the face for 2 hours.

Shropt
02-01-2013, 09:11 AM
They are absolutely completely missing the point and appearl of the GG Jumbo Vintage figures.

If I want to feel nostalgic about the prequels, I'll go eat at Taco Bell and then punch myself in the face for 2 hours.

Wow. I love that I understand that joke.

Khev
02-01-2013, 09:13 AM
They are absolutely completely missing the point and appearl of the GG Jumbo Vintage figures.

Why is uniformity between the OT and PT so hard to understand? :dunno

Its like Gentle Giant making those animated OT maquettes even though OT characters never appeared in a Tartosfky-style series. Hasbro is simply doing the reverse but with the 70's/80's style sculpting and articulation as the unifying theme.

Shropt
02-01-2013, 09:34 AM
Does anyone have a comparison shot of the Clone or Anakin next to any Jumbo GG figures?

Kamandi
02-01-2013, 11:32 AM
They are absolutely completely missing the point and appearl of the GG Jumbo Vintage figures.

If I want to feel nostalgic about the prequels, I'll go eat at Taco Bell and then punch myself in the face for 2 hours.

:duff :lol

Weezer
02-01-2013, 12:48 PM
:rotfl Ah, Taco Bell... All those late nights on the potty just to get them collector cups!

Red Metal
02-01-2013, 06:15 PM
:rotfl Ah, Taco Bell... All those late nights on the potty just to get them collector cups!

And then washing it all down with Mt Dew just to get a complete set of soda cans. :lol

IrishJedi
02-01-2013, 06:57 PM
Why is uniformity between the OT and PT so hard to understand? :dunno

Its like Gentle Giant making those animated OT maquettes even though OT characters never appeared in a Tartosfky-style series. Hasbro is simply doing the reverse but with the 70's/80's style sculpting and articulation as the unifying theme.

Dude, 95% of us buying the GG Jumbo Vintage Figures couldn't give less of a damn about PT stuff at this point. Especially in a format whose appeal is based almost entirely on nostalgia.

I don't know who these hideous new Hasbro 12" figures are for, but it sure isn't us.

IrishJedi
02-01-2013, 07:01 PM
Wow. I love that I understand that joke.

:lol :lol :hi5:

rnbuda
02-01-2013, 07:09 PM
I remember that damn Taco Bell game during the Episode I promotion! I wonder if anyone won that?!?

Khev
02-01-2013, 07:41 PM
Dude, 95% of us buying the GG Jumbo Vintage Figures couldn't give less of a damn about PT stuff at this point.

Where'd you come up with that number? :cool:

I'm guessing that a hell of a lot more than 5%, hell I bet more than *50%* of GG Jumbo Kenner figure collectors also have select PT items on display as well. As I already said there's been a precedent for this sort of thing for years now. Shogun Stormtrooper and Fett (that never existed in the original Shogun line,) Hasbro "Vintage Card" PT figures (that never existed on original vintage cards), Gentle Giant OT Animated Maquettes (that never existed in that animation style,) and now this. It really isn't the head scratcher you're making it out to be.

zeiss
02-02-2013, 10:38 PM
I actually think it is a cool idea to make vintage style PT figures.I do think they would've more positively received if they were 3 3/4 and/or included vintage style boxes.

Red Metal
02-02-2013, 10:46 PM
Where'd you come up with that number? :cool:

I'm guessing that a hell of a lot more than 5%, hell I bet more than *50%* of GG Jumbo Kenner figure collectors also have select PT items on display as well. As I already said there's been a precedent for this sort of thing for years now. Shogun Stormtrooper and Fett (that never existed in the original Shogun line,) Hasbro "Vintage Card" PT figures (that never existed on original vintage cards), Gentle Giant OT Animated Maquettes (that never existed in that animation style,) and now this. It really isn't the head scratcher you're making it out to be.

The head-scratching part for me is that this line pays homage to Vintage, but still feels like a mockery in how it's presented. At least with the GG jumbo figures, the packaging is good and retro and the figures have some good detail and paint. With these Hasbro figures, the packaging sucks and I still bet that we see cross-eyed Anakins, even at this scale.

Though, I will add that in regards to TVC (Hasbro Vintage Cards) that the PT figures pegwarmed alot more than the OT figures did. Even before the onslaught that was TPM wave. So, it's not the best example of a Hasbro "retro" idea working well in the PT.

VintijDroidGutzz
02-03-2013, 06:41 AM
The head-scratching part for me is that this line pays homage to Vintage, but still feels like a mockery in how it's presented. At least with the GG jumbo figures, the packaging is good and retro and the figures have some good detail and paint. With these Hasbro figures, the packaging sucks and I still bet that we see cross-eyed Anakins, even at this scale.
Yeah, totally.

It just seems like a big waste of their resources to me, unless they're hoping to capitalize on the novelty party favour market. :monkey1

Khev
02-03-2013, 01:52 PM
I'm not saying I'm rushing out to buy these I just simply understand the precedent Hasbro is basing this line off of.

CaptnRex
02-03-2013, 02:19 PM
And what precedent is that?

IrishJedi
02-03-2013, 02:28 PM
That some people will try and shoehorn PT crap into OT nostalgia in an attempt to make them actually fit together somehow. But it's contrived, because they're too different and the PT stuff doesn't have one iota of the nostalgic, sentimental appeal that the OT era has.

I get the concept. I'm just saying it's a failed one on its face.

Khev
02-03-2013, 06:29 PM
That some people will try and shoehorn PT crap into OT nostalgia in an attempt to make them actually fit together somehow. But it's contrived, because they're too different and the PT stuff doesn't have one iota of the nostalgic, sentimental appeal that the OT era has.

That isn't Hasbro's fault. Should John Williams have thrown in the towel and not composed awesome music that matched the scores from the OT when he saw that the movies themselves weren't up to par? I like that at least everyone else is doing what they can to retain that Star Wars magic, even if George didn't.

I'm sure Episodes VII-IX won't feel just like the OT either but I hope Hasbro still releases the new figures on classic Kenner cards. And if they want to do a few as throwbacks to old school sculpts and articulation to boot more power to them.

Prime Clone
02-03-2013, 08:44 PM
But it's contrived, because they're too different and the PT stuff doesn't have one iota of the nostalgic, sentimental appeal that the OT era has.

Maybe not to the OT generation, but I think you'll find it has plenty of nostalgic appeal to the PT generation. And they're the future!

Malicevil
02-03-2013, 09:31 PM
I hope they make battle droids.. I could get 10 for the price sideshow charges.. Lol and I won't feel bad to break them apart for display.. Lol

Red Metal
02-03-2013, 10:32 PM
I saw the new 12" Iron Man 3 figure at Target today - identical in design and packaging concept to the upcoming SW 12" figures. Even at the cheap price tag, I still feel like it only costs Hasbro less than $1 to manufacture. Iron Man has two primary colors and given the seven points of articulation only has about maybe eight pieces total to cast.

I mean, this is an obvious step back - it would have been a shame even back in the 80s or 90s. The Iron Man figure is standing in such an akward, forced, "stand-up-straight" pose, it's no wonder Tony Stark doesn't have arthritis being stuck in that shell for any length of time.

What's sad is that for a couple dollars less, you can get a 3.75" Iron Man figure that has all the common articulation that people know and love. The kids who might need an Iron Man of this design (no small choking hazard parts) are probably not old enough to be into Iron Man anyway.

IrishJedi
02-04-2013, 08:29 AM
That isn't Hasbro's fault.

No, but it is what it is. The reason the Jumbo GG figures sell at $80 a pop is almost entirely because of their nostalgic appeal. A figure of Hayden Christensen in the same style does exactly nothing for us.

I don't blame Hasbro for trying, but this was a non-starter. Even different than 3.75" figures on vintage style cards (because there are still a lot of diehard 3.75" collectors out there regardless of which films they're from).


Maybe not to the OT generation, but I think you'll find it has plenty of nostalgic appeal to the PT generation. And they're the future!

When the PT generation is even close to being as inspired by those movies as the OT was, then we can talk about the power of nostalgic appeal. Right now, it's not even close.

Prime Clone
02-05-2013, 05:10 PM
When the PT generation is even close to being as inspired by those movies as the OT was, then we can talk about the power of nostalgic appeal. Right now, it's not even close.

Perhaps, but remember the OT was the first of its kind. By the time the PT came out, audiences were more jaded by over-the-top blockbusters, saturation CGI, online interactive games etc.

IrishJedi
02-05-2013, 05:28 PM
Perhaps, but remember the OT was the first of its kind. By the time the PT came out, audiences were more jaded by over-the-top blockbusters, saturation CGI, online interactive games etc.

Yeah, that's definitely part of it as well.

The Mike
02-05-2013, 06:20 PM
These will be great for my son to give to and keep him away from my figures. Past that not sure they've come too far from the last attempt at these.

DiFabio
02-05-2013, 06:34 PM
These look alright to me, cheap too.

They have nice sculpts, basic, clean paint applications and neutral stances. If I were a kid, I think I'd be into these. Larger, durable figures with nice sculpts.

Most 6" and 7" figures are $20-$25 now, don't see the problem with these. The roto figures that Toy Biz used to make for their Marvel and Lord of the Rings lines were always cool and cost effective. Looking forward to seeing Darth.

jedimindtrick77
11-14-2013, 12:48 AM
I'll pass. Hasbro needs to even out their use both trilogies. I'm seeing way too my TPM at my local TRU & Target. There's so much potential in this size and style (retro). Not holding my breathe.

SkullDuggery
07-31-2014, 04:20 PM
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I like this figure. For 10 bucks I have a cool Jedi Luke.
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Wor-Gar
07-31-2014, 04:21 PM
I like this figure. For 10 bucks I have a cool Jedi Luke.


AND a clean scalp.

SkullDuggery
07-31-2014, 04:23 PM
lol:lol

MyenShi
07-31-2014, 05:02 PM
...where does the shampoo come out of?

Royce12
07-31-2014, 05:09 PM
Sure you want to know? lol

VintijDroidGutzz
07-31-2014, 05:30 PM
That's a great sculpt, & with a repaint it could make a nice statue type figure.

Hair's wrong though; he's got the ESB hair. :lol

SkullDuggery
07-31-2014, 06:17 PM
I did slop some paint on his hair it was that weird beige color. The whole fig does need painted though to tone down that shine.
Mine has a wonky eye too.

OutLander
07-31-2014, 06:25 PM
That's a great sculpt, & with a repaint it could make a nice statue type figure.

Hair's wrong though; he's got the ESB hair. :lol

I'm not interested....I'll just wait for Hot Toys to get their Star Wars hair care products license and get their shampoo instead. :dunno

VintijDroidGutzz
07-31-2014, 10:27 PM
Yeah, I have zero interest in these too.

It's definitely a head scratcher though, because while they're a cheap alternative, Hasbro have gone crazy with this line; all those Marvel ones too etc.

I think kids are also a little more discerning with their toys than these companies sometimes may think. These figures are more like those $2 shop toys you see hanging off walls in cellophane bags for party favors etc. :lol

huskie
07-31-2014, 10:40 PM
I like these 12 inch Hasbro figures. Marvel and Star Wars are the ones I collect. I use them as somewhat of a "wallpaper." They run across the top of all my shelves in my room. I have about 10 of them. Hopefully more are made.

Shropt
08-01-2014, 09:30 AM
That's really a shampoo bottle or am I missing the joke?

Wor-Gar
08-01-2014, 09:34 AM
Hair's wrong though; he's got the ESB hair. :lol

Well, perhaps the shampoo inside is just that good.

Shanester
08-01-2014, 11:19 AM
That's really a shampoo bottle or am I missing the joke?

Its just a 12" scale figure that Hasbro has out. Limited articulation and cheap price.

SkullDuggery
08-01-2014, 02:19 PM
Yeah, I have zero interest in these too.

It's definitely a head scratcher though, because while they're a cheap alternative, Hasbro have gone crazy with this line; all those Marvel ones too etc.

I think kids are also a little more discerning with their toys than these companies sometimes may think. These figures are more like those $2 shop toys you see hanging off walls in cellophane bags for party favors etc. :lol

Yea I always hated these figures myself and thought the same as you. But this Luke figure was the first one I actually wanted to own.

MyenShi
08-02-2014, 04:30 AM
That's really a shampoo bottle or am I missing the joke?

http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/star-wars-luke-skywalker-figure?BR=495&ID=33354

SwedishHeat
08-03-2014, 01:40 PM
That in-hand shot actually looks better than the Hasbro promo shot. Of course, the stiff arms akimbo pose looks silly, as is, but overall it's an interesting, stoic pose.

Shropt
08-03-2014, 01:50 PM
Threads merged.

I've liked the discussion of these figures and I could see something really good coming out of this line at some point (though probably needing a repaint).

SkullDuggery
08-03-2014, 06:34 PM
I do like this figure. It's the only one of this style I like though. So far.