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Yoda Is Cool!

We think Yoda is cool! Hasbro showed us some great love for this classic character in the 5POA Star Wars [The Last Jedi] line. But it has been quite a while since we have seen him released in The Black Series 6″ scale. That original figure wasn’t so great if you recall. It had a terrible paint job and came with a lightsaber! And he was too tall! What the heck? We think it is time to see Yoda again for The Black Series 6″ line. This is especially true now since he made a cameo in The Last Jedi. And if they can’t give us an all-new sculpt, at least we have “photo realistic” technology in place to fix the deco issues of the past! It seems the time to do this is now! Can we get an “Amen!”?

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  • Michael Moore

    Yoda lost all his coolness with the PT and all that silly jumping around. Id take another shot a getting Yoda for Tbs6″ though, Im not paying aftermarket prices for that turkey. This timme give us a backpack for Luke to carry him around in this time.

    • bmales01

      I highly disagree. I waited decades to see Yoda fight and show us “size matters not”. his height means he has to adjust his fighting style. or lop off people at the knees 🙂

      • matt

        Prequel Yoda is one of my all-time favourite characters

      • Rivesjunctionite

        I concur. I was in the room at Celebration II when they announced they had a little ad they wanted to try out on us to see if it was any good. Then they debuted the commercial “Go for a spin with this summer’s biggest action hero” that used the Spiderman font. When Yoda appeared and started fighting Dooku, the crowd went completely nuts. I will never forget that.

      • Michael Moore

        No I disagree he should have been more like Snoke or the Emperor, powerful but not a midget ninja.

    • TonyE

      i sort of thought yoda was at his coolest during the PT.

      • Has Been Kenobi

        I would love if they released acyoda with alternate heads to represent both trilogies 🙂

  • ctwins3688

    Would love to have a force ghost yoda to go with the walgreens exclusive obi-wan

    • Golden_Rod

      Ole Jade Jaw Custom on eBay sells this. Its a third party custom, but he makes quality stuff.

  • Tom Chorlton

    Oh, thank goodness.

  • localfromiskalon

    I’m always a sucker for new Yodas, regardless of size or scale. It would be nice to see an improved 6″ scale one. And Dagobah Luke to carry him:)

  • Kinetic_Koala

    My face in response to this post: ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Yoda, Bespin Luke, and Captain Phasma are my LEAST favorite TBS6 figures. Reeeeeally hoping that Hasbro goes back to the drawing board and re-does Yoda from the ground up like they did Vader.

  • localfromiskalon

    And now I’ve got that Bad Lip Reading Yoda Seagulls song stuck in my head again…thanks a lot, Paul;)

    • Jordan Siron

      Every one told you
      Not to stroll on that beach

    • JohnMorog

      That log had a child….

      You know. If you have an Amazon Echo and Prime, you can ask Alexa to play this song for you.

      • localfromiskalon

        That always cracks me up…I do not. Have to use the ol’ Youtube.

        • JohnMorog

          It’s my favorite part hahaha
          Aww, too bad.

        • Shawn

          There is now a karaoke version on Youtube thank the maker!

          I personally think Not the Future the best music video, though they are all on my morning routine playlist so they are always stuck in my head. 🙂

    • ExarKun777

      Rockin’, rockin’ and rollin’! Down to the beach I’m strolling!

  • Shawn Hull

    Is this a cryptic clue to the possible release of another TBS6 Yoda? I hope so! That figure would be an automatic preorder for me.

    • ctwins3688

      It took me a while to figure this out too, but check the tags in posts like this. If it says “Rumor Report” chances are its a scoop JTA received that will prove to be true in the future

  • Todd Hofherr

    Sure, let’s have another edition of Yoda. Maybe I’m remembering incorrectly, but it seems a question or remark from a Hasbro voice on IG touched on head swaps in general…. For the size Yoda is, how about PT and OT swappable heads, plus the mini torch he stole from Artoo?

  • ShipGirlLover

    I’d be OK with it, but feel we need a better IG-88 first. And maybe Ozzel, Needa, or Peit?

  • Jaden Korr

    My take away from this: I should stop trying to bid on the old one on eBay. ????

  • Dylan Bowe

    I think I get it… we’re getting a new Yaddle figure!

    • ShipGirlLover

      a Yaddle/Yoda two pack.

      Make it so, #1

      • ChocolateCrisps

        Why have a two pack when we could have a “little green alien evolutions” 4-pack, in the style of past 3.75″ releases. PT Yoda, OT Yoda, Yaddle, and then maybe ghost Yoda or an EU character or something!

        I need to stop giving Hasbro ideas

    • Mike_5555

      I would buy one!

  • Darth Lumberg

    Well we don’t have a decent Yoda but we do have a lovely Maz Kanata with chest and saber that was in such high demand it’s down to $10.99 on Amazon. This comment was brought to you by Hasbro: maker of toys few want or asked for.

    • Jordan Siron

      You laugh now, but I’m amassing an army of Zuvios that will strike fear into the hearts of my enemies.

      • ShipGirlLover

        Attack of the Pegwarmers

        • OfWolfandMan

          The Pegwarmer Menace

    • William

      But, she has a whole cantina. What does Yoda have? A hut. Not to mention she was created under Disney’s watch. She’s so much better!

    • ShipGirlLover

      You don’t love Maz? When you need a scoundrel who has underworld connections to find a slicer, do you call Lando? Nope, Maz Kanata. Now with Boba Fett backpack!

      • bmales01

        Yeah and then once Maz finds you a slicer, you locate him, get sent to jail and then settle of a second choice you met in prison. Because anyone you meet in prison must be reputable and trustworthy

    • Funtomaz

      The character is boring and a Yoda wannabe (but the figure is great). Also, this figure came two years too late. Her cameo in TLJ was silly and felt absolutely contrived. Maz will never be an iconic character, no matter what Disney will try.

      • Darth Lumberg

        I’d rather see an updated Yoda that’s in adequate supply through proper distribution this time. Maz was 2 years late….Yoda has been waiting 38 years.

      • RumSleg

        “My castle was just destroyed like two days ago, but now I’m in a blaster fight due to a union dispute! Although I strongly support the Resistance and abhor the First Order, I’m not just going to skip out on this blaster fight to help prevent the Resistance from being completely wiped out. Instead, with the 18 hours you have left to live, I suggest you fly to the total opposite end of the galaxy and track down Justin Theroux, who I can guarantee you will find in one specific casino, and I can also guarantee that he’ll be wearing a red flower lapel pin when you find him, and he also won’t be doing anything important, so he’ll be willing to drop everything and immediately help the Resistance, even though I myself am still not willing to interrupt my blaster fight/union negotiations. Oh yes, and I happen to have a picture of his red flower lapel pin handy to send you via hologram even as I continue my blaster fight. Of course, if the master codebreaker isn’t in the Canto Bight casino or if he has decided not to wear his red flower lapel pin, there’s no realistic way that you will be able to find him and get him back to Snoke’s ship in just 18 hours, but this is still a better plan than asking me to help.”

        • King Bowser

          Touche’

          • RumSleg

            The more I think about it, the less sense it makes. They would have been much better off just going to pull Maz out of her blaster fight. If they can get to Canto Bight and back in 18 hours, they surely had the time to go pull Maz out of whatever fight she was in. 😛

        • CadeSky

          Very fair critcism! While I did like TLJ overall…this was the kind of stuff that was really bothering me at the opening night showing. Visuals=great, story=well….just a few issues lol.

        • Do you write for CinemaSins?

  • Knee joints would be nice.

    And a digital face for sure.

    And how about his Hutt as a light up Centerpiece set ?

  • Matthew Cohen

    Yes please

  • Truthbetold

    He needs to come with a log and beneath it, a stick… cause that log had a child !!

  • SteveU1

    Hasbro needs to pick up the pace on 6”. There are so many figures still to make I wpuld love to see them get up to pace with marvel legends.

    • Brandon

      True. Marvel Legends has been relentless over the past few months..

  • Carbonite_Hydrates

    When is S.H.Figuarts going make figures from The Empire Strikes Back? Now that would be a Yoda!!!!

  • Rivesjunctionite

    WINK
    (I bet it’s a repack.)

    • bmales01

      You good sir, must be clairvoyant to go out on a limb like that 🙂

      • Rivesjunctionite

        Oh yeah, it takes serious prognostication skills like mine!

    • ChocolateCrisps

      Knowing Hasbro, it’ll be a repack of one of those 6″ish shampoo bottle figures or something! (Did they do a Yoda one? If they did, I’m sorry for dooming us!)

      • bmales01

        I have more use for a shampoo packin than a Nerf dart

        • ChocolateCrisps

          A Nerf-Dart shooting shampoo bottle Yoda! With blue ‘force-coloured’ nerf dart to simulate realistic force forcing action!

          • bmales01

            if the dart can transport shampoo, I’d use it in the shower

  • ROFLRICK

    Too tall?

    • Funtomaz

      A Yoda in perfect 1/12 scale would be 5.5 cm tall. The Black Series Yoda is 8 cm tall (the Black Series figure is almost an inch too tall). Yoda reaches to slightly above Luke’s knee, the Black Series Yoda reaches to Luke’s hip.

      • ROFLRICK

        I’m some kind of bad fan for never noticing this. In that case, aren’t nearly all the Yodas wrong? Even the 3.75”?

        I could not fathom paying $19.99 for a correctly scaled 1/12 Yoda.

  • DarthTaco
    • Has Been Kenobi

      That would be great to get that Luke too 😀

  • mic windu

    Hell no! The reign of the sixers is short lived and over. Hasbro NEED to put in all their concentration and effort into TVC.

    Love in the 5poa line? Really is that what showing love is? Because they nailed the likeness of the prequel Yoda in TVC. The 5poa version is a step backwards.

    • ChocolateCrisps

      Keep dreaming!

      I’m not trying to be obnoxious or insulting, but 6″ is now the industry standard. Star Wars is now the only franchise with any sort of consistent 3.75″ representation whatsoever, and that’s just because it has too much of an older fan following to kill entirely. It is never going to regain it’s prominence though. Over the past few years, the 6″ line has pulled in so many more collectors than 3.75″ ever had. It’s here to stay.

      • bmales01

        I agree that the 6 inch line isnt going anywhere, but your collector claim needs to be backed up with facts or its anecdotal and spurious to be making said claims

        • Rivesjunctionite

          Doesn’t even make sense. My WM has lots of 3.75 figures for lots of different properties. There’s plenty of 6″ too, but they’re not “industry standard” judging by what’s on the shelves.

          • bmales01

            I think the 6 inch scale is pretty standard for everything not SW or GIJoe. But Joe is on “hiatus”.

            The issue I have is that SW shouldnt adhere to industry standard, they should be setting the standard like they did 40 years ago.

            Without SW, movie/media toys wouldnt be where they are now. Trailblazers

          • Rivesjunctionite

            Have you seen “The Toys that Made Us” on Netflix?
            THAT IS AWESOME!

          • bmales01

            I have not. I have a backlog of Netflix to get to. We just binge watched Stranger Things over X-Mas

          • Rivesjunctionite

            Screw the backlog. You have got to see “The Toys that Made Us.” It’s a documentary series, and the first episode is vintage SW, and it’s HILARIOUS. And it’s super cool to hear all the Kenner guys talking about developing the vintage line. It’s amazing.

          • bmales01

            can I just watch the first episode? I dont got time for more series

          • mic windu

            There is an episode just on star wars toys

          • Rivesjunctionite

            Yes, do it. There’s only four eps. They do Barbie, GI Joe, and He-Man. The Star Wars one was the highlight for me.

          • bmales01

            ok, will do

          • Rivesjunctionite

            Good choice. You’ll love it. So fun!

          • Funtomaz

            Just watched it, it was great! Can only recommend it 🙂

          • Funtomaz

            Have you seen “Plastic Galaxy” that documentary about Kenner Star Wars?

          • Rivesjunctionite

            Yes. I hate to day it, but Toys That Made Us is better.

          • Has Been Kenobi

            My problem with the classic scale is that nothing goes with it. Whereas with the 6 inch scale, I can have Spider-Man, Batman, halo, Star Wars, even predator on the same shelf if iso choose, and it looks proportioned. I get people miss 3.75, but it’s ok for things to evolve

          • bmales01

            you put Marvel and DC properties on the same shelf?!?! 🙂

          • Has Been Kenobi

            Sometimes. ???? I’m an amateur customizer so sometimes I cross brands.
            And sometimes I want The justice league vs the avengers invaded by the lord of the rings. Being invaded by stormtroopers

          • bmales01

            Mind. Blown. 🙂

          • Jack’s Raging Bile Duct

            BLASPHEMY!!!

      • TonyE

        i think being told that the 6 inch line is the industry standard is far different than what most star wars collectors want or in fact, collect.

        • Funtomaz

          Are there numbers? Do we know how many collectors primarily want 3.75 in and how many prefer 6 in? And no, JTA is not a good sample.

          • bmales01

            there are not, which is why claims like this are spurious

          • TonyE

            no there’s no numbers, but i prefaced it with “I think” so its my own claim, i at least did that.

        • ChocolateCrisps

          Speaking personally, I prefer the 6″ line both because the figures themselves are better and because its status as the industry standard means I can have basically any character I want on my shelf. However, I do know that a lot of Star Wars collectors are only really interested in that line, and want figures in the same scale they had when they were kids. Is it really possible to tell what ‘most’ want, though?

          And on a side note, would you mind explaining to me why you prefer the smaller scale figures? I see a lot of very vocal people on here, but none ever try to actually explain why their blanket statements about the superiority of 3.75″ is justified.

          • Almost everything you said doesn’t make sense. 6″ isn’t the Star Wars industry standard. The Star Wars line was built on smaller scale and was an earth-shattering success because of it. And the 6″ is INCREDIBLY limiting what it can bring the collector. That’s where 3.75″ excels. We literally got the “fourth cantina alien to the right of Ponda Baba.” You will NEVER see that in the 6″ scale.

          • ChocolateCrisps

            6″ IS the industry standard. DC, Marvel, Star Wars, and just about every other property under the sun, are now 6″. While Star Wars 3.75″ may have been a success back in ’78, it was because it was an improvement over previous toy lines, and the only major toy line available for one of the greatest properties ever. Since then, though, technology has moved on, and the 6″ figure has come to the fore as an improvement over the 3.75″. I don’t think the smaller scale was really related to the success of the first Star Wars line when it released 40 years ago. It was all that you had. But now there are options, more and more collectors are choosing 6″, as the better product.

            Your point about the aliens, however, is true. I suppose I’ve never been too fussed by that because I’m more interested in troop characters and main characters. And Hasbro have probably been scared away from minor aliens by the Zuvio debacle.

          • Rivesjunctionite

            The scale was precisely the success of the vintage line (that and the insane popularity of SW). All the Kenner guys who designed it all agree on this point.

          • ChocolateCrisps

            But we have no way to compare to how 6″ would have fared if it released back then. I understand that the scale was revolutionary at the time, but I argue that it has now been superseded by one which allows for higher quality, more playable figures (although, as others have said, it does limit the range of figures available and the feasibility of vehicles).

          • TM Garrington

            100% correct. There is NO disputing that fact.

          • mic windu

            The scale returned in 1995 in the 20 years before Disney took over there were only 3 movie years. They were producing hundreds of figures a year, 3.75 was a success and it proved there was a market for star wars collectibles.

          • bmales01

            WE may never see Ponda Baba in 6 inch

          • King Bowser

            “You will NEVER see that in the 6″ scale.”

            Given 40 years, we might. 😉

            Truth is, Star Wars is a new animal now. With a movie every year I don’t know that even the 3.75″ scale could give us as deep of character selection as we were used to. It’s going at too break neck of a pace for Hasbro to go that deep.

          • Has Been Kenobi

            You know what’s also incredibly limiting what it can be to be a collector? Secondary market. Black series figures don’t often go for more than retail price, with few exceptions, making it fairly easy to go back and catch up ( also due to the small amount of figured thus far) however if I go onto eBay right now, and type in Star Wars figures, or heaven forbid TVC, I’m looking at 2x, 3x, or even 4x the realistic price of these things. Hard core collectors really sour the idea of getting into 3.75

          • Michael Hawkins

            Sing it Paul

          • bmales01

            there are many reasons why 3.75 is better (and not just nostalgic)
            1. much more room for accompanying vehicles and playsets. Lets face it, vehicles are size and cost prohibitive in the 6 inch scale (and the TIE fighter failed sales wise). this is also huge for diorama/scene displayers
            2. they can be displayed easier and take up less room
            3. Yazflow will never do the diversity of characters done in 3.75. Hence, why there are no Cantina or Jabba’s aliens (except Greedo and the fat slug himself). I love the obscure characters
            4. price. It just costs less to collect 3.75
            5. this is nostalgic and shouldnt be counted in my argument, but I have 1000s if not 10s of thousands of 3.75 figs. I want to build on that collection, not start over

            FYI: I dont dislike 6 inch. I love my Marvel Legends.

          • Rivesjunctionite

            We have a winner!

          • ChocolateCrisps

            Thank you for the clearly laid out reasons. I suppose it depends on what interests you about Star Wars. Most of these reasons focus a lot more around world building, whereas I’ve always preferred a small collection of the characters that interest me most.

          • bmales01

            and thats fine. like I said, there is room for both scales. and you should collect how and what you like. its a luxury item for Pete’s sake

            but the “old guard” does have valid reasons why we prefer 3.75 🙂 ignore the venom spewers, who spew just for the sake of spewing

          • Michael Moore

            Those are all valid reasons. I mostly collect 6″ because I like being able to sit back and look at my collection from my couch, the larger scale has more detail and often more accurate sculpts. I was also able to get in on TBS6 back when it launched. and finally Im less interested in collecting vehicles and playsets. I expect many collectors will abandon TBS6 when TVC returns and will sell off their collections.

          • bmales01

            all good reasons. I do agree, the bigger scale allows for more details.

            my tiny man cave doesnt have enough room to sit back and enjoy it from anywhere 🙂

          • Has Been Kenobi

            My counter point to you would be, you can’t see the dang 5hings from half way across the room. You have to get up close and personal to get all the detail, and up until the rogue one line, I don’t feel like 3.75 offered that much detail to start with.

            However, all your points are very fair, and a succinct way of putting it

          • bmales01

            and my retort is that my man cave is tiny. you couldnt physically get that far away

          • Has Been Kenobi

            Touché 🙂

          • bmales01

            also, when you say R1 line, you arent talking 5POA stuff are you? cause those dont count.

          • Has Been Kenobi

            Maybe…. 😀
            They were the only 3.75 figures I can get cheaply, and the only way to get Chirrut and Baze. I’m slowly rebuilding a 3.75 collection, but I’m not gonna pay 12 a figure unless they’re characters I care about. Whereas with the 6 inch line i can always guarantee that it has a standard range of articulation, looks proportioned, and is detailedly sculpted.

          • bmales01

            thats cool. but just remember, when we have the 3.75 vs 6 inch “argument/discussion”, we are talking 3.75 superarticulated figs. 🙂

          • Has Been Kenobi

            Yeah, but you can never find any of the good ones 🙁 good luck trying to find boba fett, Thrawn, 501st figures etc at retail. When TVC was still a thing I never saw the arc trooper captain or Jango Fett. And those came out before I had any kind of job to be able to afford the crazy secondary market prices, so the window for those is gone. Thanks to the insane collector community of 3.75 inch scale, figured like those are forever removed from the reach of collectors like me. On the other hand pretty much any black series figure I have can be found for either retail or even less than retail price. I know it’s not a good return on investment, but it’s a way to get figures you enjoy that aren’t scalped 🙂

          • bmales01

            no disagreement here. and TVC can be real expensive to go back and try to buy. and even if they are currently available, finding them in a store is a whole nuther beast all together. I shifted to buying full cases to help alleviate that issue and may do so when TVC comes back

            but there are a lot of online options. you just have to be diligent and patient. and having a job at a desk 12 hours a day doesnt hurt

            I have paid lower than retail price on most of my 6 inch purchases (SW or Marvel) thanks to Amazon

          • Has Been Kenobi

            Nice! Yeah I’m tempted to look into full cases, if there are any desirable TVC characters in the future. Once they get past Walmart repack that is, since those are easily attainable.

          • Jack’s Raging Bile Duct

            If you are worried about being able to see detail, just collect Hot Toys 1/6th scale.

          • Has Been Kenobi

            I only have two kidneys

          • Jack’s Raging Bile Duct

            There are a whole bunch of people that have two kidneys out there (wink…wink).

          • Jack’s Raging Bile Duct

            Really, it is not that bad. I only buy very minimal Hasbro stuff any more. I think is has been at least a year since I have bought anything of theirs, it’s too hard to find anything and it just isn’t the quality I have come to expect. Which is great. It frees up the money for all the Hot Toys!

          • Has Been Kenobi

            Haha so I take it you’re a hot toys collector? 🙂 what themes do you collect?

          • Jack’s Raging Bile Duct

            Um, all of them. I have serious problems.

          • Jack’s Raging Bile Duct

            I started out collecting just SW and G.I.Joe 3.75, but I am a total sucker for good toys, so my collecting has just exploded in the last decade. If it is a cool, quality made figure or toy, I will buy it.
            It doesn’t help to be OCD and have friends that are horrible enablers.

          • Has Been Kenobi

            My condolences, that can’t be healthy on your wallet, but at least it’s a good hobby! 😀

          • Jack’s Raging Bile Duct

            It is fun and I do really like toys. It helps that my wife and daughter are totally cool with it, too. But, it has gotten to a point where I need to sell stuff and chill out, cause I have totally run out of room. It is either sell some toys or buy a bigger house.

          • Has Been Kenobi

            Buy a bigger house! I’ve heard the housing market has been doing great since 2007

          • Jack’s Raging Bile Duct

            Oh it has, but that means, besides getting a great price for my house, I would also be paying a lot more for a bigger house. So it really becomes a wash. Plus, I am not sure if I want to stay where I am. Every time I start to think seriously about this, I just distract myself by buying a new toy.

          • Has Been Kenobi

            You’ll come to a point where that one more toy will blow up your house.

            Hopefully cause it’s a 1:1 Death Star, or a tank, but it could still happen with a gi joe

          • Has Been Kenobi

            6 inch is like a perfect in between scale for me. Big enough that I can see them across a room, small enough I can set them on my bookshelf.

          • bmales01

            I’d love to. But its expensive. One of my kids may need to skip college

          • Rivesjunctionite

            There is no “most” collectors any more. Just look at the even split of any fan’s choice poll. Everything is super splintered, and Disney is creating even more SW tribes to fight for licensees’ attention and development budget. ST vs. spinoff movies vs. OT vs. PT vs. TCW vs. Rebels vs. Legends vs. Comics vs. Novels. That’s not to mention Funko vs. Hasbro vs. Hot Toys and 6″ vs. 12″ vs. 3.75″. Openers vs. package collectors. Now Disney’s trying to horn in with DC 7″ figures, and everyone wants a piece of the pie. What do most want? I just know what I want.

          • TonyE

            i don’t know, is it really possible to tell that, “the 6″ line has pulled in so many more collectors than 3.75″ ever had”? i like the 3.75 figures because they fit into vehicles or ships, etc. and because as a small child I had 3.75 figures.

          • bmales01

            it is not possible to make that conclusion and is careless to do so 🙂 and that goes for claims for both scales. its anecdotal and subjective

          • mic windu

            For me, it’s a 20 year collection that I started when I was 10 and dipped in and out to this day. As I’ve grown I’ve seen the line grow, in technology, likeness, articulation, bizarre characters I thought never be made (ice cream man!) The scale has sentimental value, I have 20 year old figures displayed with 2 month old figures. Each time I take the time to look over my collection certain characters take me back like a time machine.

            Then on the eve of announcing a new generation of film’s the line is reduced to all but nothing. Ive enjoyed the films thus far, had 5poa line still had some articulation I would of collected them all instead of the odd 2 or 3.

            Personally I’ve no beef with the scale, only that Hasbro are doing it at the expense of the 3.75 line. I’d rather sh figuarts could distribute world wide, because they look superior and make the Hasbro line redundant.

          • Jack’s Raging Bile Duct

            Duh, vehicles and playsets. You won’t get that with 6″, at least from Hasbro. Plus, I can have 250 SA Stormtroopers and not break the bank or devote a whole room to just them.

      • Jack’s Raging Bile Duct

        I am going to go out on a limb here, and say we go by what size is produced/has been produced the most.
        We have a clear winner if we do that….1.75″ would be the “Industry Standard” then. LEGO has produced more minifigs than any other scale action figure by any other company. There is a reason they are the largest toy producer now. Over ONE BILLION sold!!!

    • Funtomaz

      I really don’t want to be impolite, quite the opposite, but why is it that every time there’s a post about 6 inch Black series figures, someone barges in and declares that Hasbro should end the line and focus on TVC?

      What is the reasoning behind all that?

      Are people afraid that TVC will fail because of the Black Series?
      Do people think Hasbro can’t do both at the same time?

      Hasbro has more than enough raw materials to make both. They also have the manpower to make both. The have the factories to make both. They ARE making both. So where’s the problem? Hasbro is not some family led workshop that carves figures out of wooden blocks. It is a global company with thousands of employees.
      Reading time and time again that the 6 in scale must die gets tiring. Also, why does no 6 in collector ever proclaim “3.75 in must die and Hasbro NEED to put all their effort into the Black Series” in any of the TVC posts?

      Hasbro has declared again and again that the Black Series is doing well, that it’s the mainline. TVC can tap into the market for legacy collectors, so where’s the problem?
      You won’t get more TVC product just because the Black Series is no more. In fact, the moment the Black Series gets cancelled would spell doom for the entire action figure line.

      • Rivesjunctionite

        We 3.75 collectors are mostly resentful of Hasbro ending the focus on SA 3.75 figures and trying to get us to switch to the “collector focus” 6″ scale. Objectively, it’s fine to make TBS6 if Hasbro wants to, but it was an emotionally annoying thing for Hasbro to do.

        • Funtomaz

          I can totally understand any resentment towards Hasbro from a TVC collector’s point of view, but why demand an end to the Black Series when TVC 2.0 is making a comeback? It’s not a case of either/or. It’s not a zero sum game.

          This sometimes feels like pure spite, not from you (to say that very clearly) or anyone in particular, but the overall feeling is that of spite…

          • Rivesjunctionite

            SPITE. You said it. Disgruntled old timers have been after TBBS6’s head since it launched. We/they view TBS6 as the thing that prevents Hasbro from putting their “collector focus” fully on 3.75 SA figures, or as I like to refer to it, the True Scale.
            I’m not saying it makes any sense, but that’s the psychology behind it. Feel free to badmouth the TVC line when it shows up. I’d love to see how that plays out. I’m just an instigator! 🙂

          • ChocolateCrisps

            Is there actually a lot of point to putting the focus back on 3.75″ though? The ‘old timers’ seem to largely be those who have disliked all of the Disney movies thus far, and the 3.75″ line has released almost every OT character. Almost every character that 3.75″ collectors actually seem like they might buy has been released. From Hasbro’s perspective, how much money are they really going to make from a line aimed purely at a much older, nostalgic market, which has no interest in the figures their licensor wants them to produce? And to add to that, how much money are they going to make from a market of ‘old timers’ which is unlikely to ever be added to? Most of the people here got into these figures as kids. With so many other lines being 6″ now, any exposure kids get to figures will probably be that scale. That is therefore the market that is more likely to grow in future.

            (I’m speaking from experience with regards to that last part. I’m a millennial who had a few 3.75″ figures and found them dull and fairly limited, not to mention very difficult to actually find in shops here in the UK. The 6″ line was what got me interested in Star Wars figures, and is the line which got me into action figure collecting as a whole. If the line had stayed solely 3.75″, Hasbro would have much less money from me, and I imagine many others are in the same boat.)

          • bmales01

            you raise some good points. I dont love the new movies, but I definitely would buy R1 figs if they were superarticulated (SA) 3.75 figs. and I presume more older collectors would buy new movie toys if they were SA 3.75

            I do think that us older collectors have more disposable income to spend on toys, which should raise the eyebrows of Yazflow

          • Funtomaz

            The trend in action figure collecting is that the share of adults buying the figures is steadily growing! This fact is mentioned in one of the myriad toy industry reports I read in the past few months. I think it was a study conducted for the annual German toy fair in Nuremberg. Your perception is correct. Hasbro should focus much more on adults.

          • I have a strong feeling you will be able to buy the R1 figures as part of TVC lineup. Anything that has been previously released as “Walmart Exclusive” should be fair game to appear in TVC. The only bad thing about that is there are a lot of new figures that will be stuck on the back burner while Hasbro churns out TVC repacks for the first few waves.

          • bmales01

            I am sure the R1 Walmart series will be repurposed, but I am not all in on R1 unless they plan on at least trying to flesh out the full. 4 SA 3.75 figs does not a collection make

          • Shawn Hull

            I am also one of the older collectors. I started buying in 1978 with Kenner but took a break from 1990 to 2014. I don’t have a scale preference. If it’s good I will buy it whether it’s 3.75”, 6”, 12”, SA, 5POA, static sculpt and so on. I spend money on Hasbro, SH Figuarts, Mafex, Revoltech & Art FX. I have spent more money on the 6” line in the past 2 years strictly because of availability but also got sucked into the Marvel Legends line during this time. I would guess I spent somewhere in the $5000 to $6000 range in 2017.

          • bmales01

            well taking 1990-2014 off mean you never got into the relaunched 3.75 POTF line. so I can easily see how going straight to the 6 inch line

            I agree. I prefer 3.75, but I like both. I havent displayed my 6 inch stuff yet.

            If I were rich I’d collect all scales, definitely getting into Hot Toys and Sideshow

          • Rivesjunctionite

            I seriously doubt there’s any correlation between who likes what movies and who collects what. There are plenty of OT fans waiting for “definitive” versions of this or that character. There are OT fans who really dug RO and want more from that. There are also plenty of Disney SW fans (don’t let the vocal ones fool you) who want more good 3.75 figures. Some are package collectors, some are openers. One thing I know for sure: There are plenty of collectors who prefer certain things and will not collect other things. You will only collect 6″. I will only do 3.75″. Some other dude only wants Pop! Vinyl. Still others only do bounty hunters or Sith or whatever. Collecting tastes are as varied as collectors.
            Will reviving TVC actually be successful? I guess we’ll find out. (I doubt it.)

          • Funtomaz

            I only badmouth things that I actually care for 😀
            I am an outlier here on JTA, since I am the right age for Kenner figures and all that nostalgia, but I never really liked the 3.75 in figures.
            But I loved that 6 in Boba Fett the second I saw him in a store and this got me into collecting Star Wars action figures. I now have 4 Detolf cabinets with 6 in SW figures and I really enjoy the collection despite the occasional bad figure 🙂 To be honest, I enjoy my SH Figuarts figures much more than the Black Series figures, but the BS figures are solid or even really good with only a few bad ones.

          • bmales01

            outlier! burn him, he’s a witch! 🙂

          • Oscar De Los Santos Jr

            Pics please

          • Funtomaz

            Ok then…

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a7c6a7297ff12ab7c256fe02c9b3e96fed4fec08ddb1affdbb46f33332ce60f0.jpg

            I recently bought a fourth cabinet, but IKEA no longer sells Dioder strip lights, only the pucks. I think about replacing all the LED strips with the pucks for consistency., also color temperature would hopefully be more consistent too.

            Please disregard that lone Revan, he’s just a placeholder for the TLJ display coming very soon. I have 12+ figures on my desk plus 9 TLJ SHF figures on the way, I will rearrange two or three displays. Also, Rey’s speeder is not in the cabinet yet, but on a different shelf.

          • bmales01

            Nice! I want a display case like this for my Nien Nunb and Iceman collectibles. I have a lot across various scales

          • Funtomaz

            Have the dog guard the cabinets! Place some Pokemon or so on the floor in strategic places to further distract any approaching children!

          • bmales01

            My son loves Pokemon. That wont work

          • BenduPeace

            Thank you for sharing that. I really enjoy your comments, your respect for good discussion and honesty. Keen business mind and how you weave the head and heart into your narratives. Your displays, how you used space, and categorized by theme. Wow, you work on many levels. Please keep sharing thoughts and pics.

          • Funtomaz

            Thank you for the nice comment.
            I try to categorize my display by theme, but it’ll get more difficult with each new movie 🙂 I fear the day I may have to keep figures in boxes. I really don’t want to do that. I wonder how 3.75 in collectors with hundreds and thousands of figures manage.

          • OfWolfandMan

            I’ve got them displayed on shelves loose. Others still packaged and loose in box after box waiting to be freed ( from the storage box, not the package ) and displayed.

          • bmales01

            do you have kids? I only ask because I am curious how you got such a nice man cave space

          • Funtomaz

            No kids. I work at home (mostly) so my man cave also doubles as my study. My gf doesn’t understand it really, but is very tolerant, also no Star Wars in any of the other rooms 😀

          • bmales01

            Tolerance is all you need

          • OfWolfandMan

            Same here, regarding my wife. I have one room plus the garage for Star Wars . No SW in other rooms.

          • bmales01

            wait until kids come. they take up room like gangbusters 🙂

          • OfWolfandMan

            Two boys 13 and 10. Neither interested in SW. Although when the 13 yr old was about ten he watched Star Wars ( A New Hope for some folks ) and was glued to the tv and watched a lot of Jedi once. He hasn’t watched since though.

          • bmales01

            Mine arent interested either. somehow, we failed the next generation

          • OfWolfandMan

            Lol

          • OfWolfandMan

            Looks great. Are they hinged doors on the front? Are the edges closed or are there gaps between the sides?

          • Funtomaz

            The hinged doors are on the front. The Detolf cabinets are not airtight or anything like that. There are no gaps between the sides though, except for the door, of course.
            I have to remove dust maybe twice a year, mostly from the bottom shelf, the dust settles there.
            They are quite affordable, 60 euros in Germany. The lights are 20 euros and work really well. They give off a very pleasant light, should you ever buy them, buy several spare sets, since color temperature seems to shift when you buy a different batch months later.

          • OfWolfandMan

            Thank you.

          • Oscar De Los Santos Jr

            Awesome. Thank you for your input. I want to do something similar so you definitely solidified the want and need to finish the project. Thanks brother!

          • Rivesjunctionite

            I have thousands of 3.75. You can imagine my reaction when they announced they were going to 6″ for collectors, with 3.75 becoming impossible to find.

          • Funtomaz

            Sure I can. Everyone would feel the same.

          • bmales01

            I presume it was the same as my reaction; like a death in the family. and of someone I like, not one of those annoying relatives 🙂

          • bmales01

            like the dog

          • Rivesjunctionite

            More like when a pet just up and disappears. At first, I figure they’ll show up when they’re hungry, but after a week, I realize they’re not coming back.
            I remember Yazflow promised they would continue 3.75. We love 3.75, they said. I believed them. Then TBS3.75 assortments were full of figures I wasn’t interested in, and the ones I wanted were impossible to find. It took about a year before I realized things were not going to be the same.

          • bmales01

            I added the dog afterwards 🙂

            This is why I never have any expectations. They only lead to disappointment

          • Rivesjunctionite

            Good call. Watch that Netflix show.

          • bmales01

            but wrestling is on

          • Rivesjunctionite

            OK after wrestling.

          • Tom Chorlton

            Stupid doggoned Darth Mail from the first line of Black Series got me. I was a big hater. Over 60% of my OT collection is from my childhood Kenner days, and there was NO WAY they were getting me with this stupid new scale! Cue several years later and.. hooboy. I’ve got a lot. I’m bummed that the time of getting massive numbers of neat, weird characters in SA for 3.75 seems over, for now. I am feeling a bit more content now with getting a few key characters in SA, and the rest in cheaper 5poa.

          • The 6″ Black Series line is not coming to an end. However, in the 3.75 scale, the Walmart exclusive Black Series boxed figures are done. The 3.75 line going forward is now non-exclusive and will return to the Vintage Card style packaging.

      • matt

        Wish I could upvote this twice. I collect 6″ exclusively and have never commented in a 3.75 post.
        These are OT obsessed basement dwellers who has hated every film since Empire and can’t get past Kenner

        • Rivesjunctionite

          No. That’s not even close.
          Feel free to comment in any TVC thread you like. Keep vocally supporting the thing you collect. Don’t let us crankypants intimidate you. I guarantee Yazflow is watching.

          • TonyE

            dilly dilly

          • matt

            I don’t collect 3.75, so i have nothing to contribute to those discussions.
            I let the 3.75 collectors worry about that.

            However, it’s really starting to annoy me when old-as-dirt 3.75 collectors invade 6″ discussions, with their pitchforks screaming “the 6″ scale must die”.

            How about live and let live?

        • TonyE

          im ST obessed, don’t live in my basement, and don’t like the 6 inch line. and as said below, i go vocal on my dislikes cause Hasbro sometimes reads this stuff.

        • bmales01

          alright, let’s keep it civil. There’s room for both scales.

          • mic windu

            No there isn’t! That’s part of the problem haha

        • mic windu

          I liked Baby Driver

      • ElectrifiedVader

        People don’t need to worry that TVC’s long-awaited return will be killed by TBS6. That first case assortment will be the real killer, as I fear TVC will be D. O. A. for retailers due to this decision. Was this case assortment Hasbro’s choice, or was it ‘forced’ down their throats by Disney? I hope I’m wrong, I’m looking forward to some great TVC figures.

        Back to topic- YES! We certainly need a Yoda re-issue in TBS6. Considering its $50+ to get your hands on one right now. This is one of the few I don’t have; I just can’t justify that much coin for half of a figure. Yoda would be a great choice for a deluxe version with some add-ons due to his small size. He either needs to be a 2-Pack with something else, or have a ton of accessories/diorama. Maybe his Jedi Chamber seat? A 2-Pack with Chancellor Palpatine? I’d line up to buy that!

      • mic windu

        Hasbro did a very good line when they concentrated on one scale. Being objective here, they don’t do any line half as well as they did, 5poa is weak, 3.75 sa is non existent, 12 inch are plain awful and 6inch line the collector line is hit and miss, I hope you can admit that? It is evident enough that they can’t do it all. To coin the phase ‘butter spread too thinly comes to mind.

        Why I attack 6 inch it is out of envy and to remind everyone not to get too comfortable, Hasbro disappoints. I grew up with the modern line, collected for years, out of the last 20 years (1995-2015 before Disney films) there were 3 movie year film’s (plus clone wars) 20 years for an action figure line for 3 years of movies. So to keep that line going for 17 years proved there was a desire for them, I’m sure in the later years interest dropped off hence the rethink and current market (6inch) but they chose the absolute wrong time to pretty much stop the 3.75 line.

        6 inch do well because it is the only line they are selling and pouring any last ounce of passion into. It’s impossible to compare 3.75 to 6 inch success because neither line has had equal support during a movie/ non movie year.

        Lastly, yes I’m excited about the TVC return, but I don’t kid myself, I know it’s going to be a pale comparison to TVC1 and is the second team to 6 inch. Hasbro know there is still a market there and they will do just enough, the bare minimum to appease it because just perhaps not enough people converted from 3.75 to 6 inch.

        • Funtomaz

          I don’t know, I think the recent 5 POA offerings were mostly good, some even great. 5 POA is not for me at all, mind you, but I think the figures really look good for what they are.
          I know nothing about the 12 inch figures.
          6 inch has improved greatly and I think almost every release beginning with Rogue One was either good or even great with only few disappointments (TFA Luke being one of them, unfortunately) and with photo real coming up the biggest criticism will go away. That new Island Journey Rey will probably be the best human BS figure yet and Rex is a work of art.
          From what I have seen, TVC also looks fine, but these figures are all repacks.
          So, from what I can see, at least the quality of the 3.75 in and 6 in lines is actually good as of 2017/18. Sculpts are great, paint apps improve. Yes, there was a low point two or three years ago, but great improvements have been made.
          TFA Rey is a bad figure, especially the first release. Jaina Solo shows how good traditional paint apps can be, this is a far cry from the doll makeup on Rey’s face. And this point is moot with photo real faces coming soon anyway.

          Also, there’s synergy. Hasbro can use 6 inch scale digital sculpts and adapt them for TVC, they have already done that with a few 5POA figures. I don’t think there’s any butter spread too thinly here.

          So, I believe that Hasbro is actually doing ok, at least when it comes to sculpting and painting figures. Character choice is something different though 🙂

          Anyway, the non movie years after the prequels were certainly a better time for collectors. With new entertainment every year there never is time to catch up and the new movies will be heavily featured, whether you like them or not.
          I am glad the Black Series fans get a few more OT bounty hunters after a very long wait.
          And I am glad TVC fans get a really fine looking Hovertank, TVC needs more of these vehicles and especially playsets.

    • ShipGirlLover

      It’s Hasbro that insists on 5POA Star Wars figures when no other action figure line is 3.75 and 5POA.

      That said, 3.75 is at a disadvantage because most lines are now 6″. Which also helps with cross playability. Want Wonder Woman, Iron Man, and Luke to team up? In 6″ you can.

      I miss the days of 3.75 GI Joe and Star Wars and some smaller superheroes, but I feel only Star wars is the last line hanging onto 3.75, for better or worse. Retro figures, too, but do they sell?

      I have hundreds of 3.75 Star Wars and Joes, and i love them, but I feel 6″ is probably all thats left for the future.

      Remember Kenner only made the 3.75 figures because they wanted to make the ships. Star Wars would probably have been Mego sized otherwise I wager.

      • mic windu

        So you’re saying we need to start a petition to bring Kenner back 😉

        • ShipGirlLover

          Absolutely

  • Jacob Carter

    Sometimes I’m not sure if it’s a post to start conversation or if he’s dropping these “cryptic” hints.

  • Mother_Talzin

    Hasbro’s 12 inch scale line also has a fantastic retro figure, with the best sculpt / likeness I’ve seen on a Yoda action figure. I’d love to see that shrunk down and made into a TLJ ghost figure in the 3.75 line, with the Jedi books as accessories.

    • TM Garrington

      The 12inch Yoda is one of the best products Hasbro has released in ages, it’s deceptively simple, perfectly sculpted and well painted, a winner.

      • I was really pleasantly surprised with how awesome that Yoda figure is. While I am generally not a fan of the shampoo bottle style figures, I picked this guy up after reading a couple reviews. I’m glad I bought it.

  • DarthCanabis

    Agreed. But I’d also like it if they can do a prequels version as well….

  • Aric

    I agree Paul, I have yoda in pretty much every 3.75 form since power of the force, so I would appreciate a really solid 6″ yoda for my collection. Just afraid he’ll be too small and without enough accessories at a $20 clip.

  • Riot trooper triggs

    I feel like you know something we don’t…

  • Darth Necris

    I’m using the 2010 Original Trilogy collection Yoda right now for mine. I refuse to pay close to 100 dollars a black series one when the smaller one is MUCH closer to the scale of Yoda. Per Wookiepedia, Yoda is 2’2″. That would make Luke in the same scale about 4’4″. I’d rather have a Yoda that was slightly to small, than twice the correct size. All that being said, yes we can have an amen for a proper Yoda in TBS6.

  • Funtomaz

    Is this a wink wink nudge nudge post?

    Anyway, I say amen to all of that! 😀

  • Binary_Son

    Brief to Hasbro designers: don’t make him look like he did in The Last Jedi.

  • Why so blue, Yoda?

    • Rivesjunctionite

      Ghost Yoda? Same mold as the last one? [insert snort of derision]

      • Mike_5555

        This is Hasbro, you know it’s going to happen!

        • Rivesjunctionite

          I smell the pungent odor of a Walgreens exclusive repaint.
          How thrilling for everyone.

    • Funtomaz

      Please, no!

  • TatooineSandworm

    No amen unless it is a ground zero redo. That original sculpt sucks.

  • The Porg

    Amen! But don’t use TLJ sculpt, that puppet was ridiculously bad. It looked like Yoda was sucking on a lemon head while talking. RJ said they used the original sculpt from ESB to create the one for TLJ. I am calling BS on that, didn’t look anything like the one from ESB. Don’t believe me? Compare the screenshots yourself.

    • ShipGirlLover

      he was subverting your expectations because you expected them to match!

    • Jawa_Fetish

      What’s better – TPM puppet Yoda or TLJ puppet Yoda?

    • Super Amigo

      It’s possible they used the amazing original Stuart Freeborn sculpt for Yoda.
      But the original puppet was more than just a rubber cast from a sculpt.
      In some angles and in general when it’s not moving, the new Yoda looks EXACTLY like the ESB Yoda.
      But there’s some unpleasant weirdness and stiffness abut it I can’t point. It’s also a bit shiny like the Ep1puppet.
      The new guys have DEFINITELY not been able to reproduce the original puppet’s lively organic and expressive magic.

  • Andrew Weaver

    I was actually kinda hoping for a proper prequel Yoda figure to come in the line, too.

  • Lobot

    Amen! I’ve been wanting this to display with my Luke X-wing and R2 6″ figures but I’m not willing to spend scalper prices on a subpar figure.

  • David Harrison

    I really want a world class 6 inch Yoda on a ESB Kenner card.

    • ESB 40th anniversary coming up right?

      • sneezeey

        Ideas for 2x 6-figure waves? Hopefully all the repacks come with the photo real…

        01. Hoth Luke (repack)
        02. Vader (repack)
        03. Lando (repack)
        04. Bespin Han
        05. Dengar – maybe 1st release here?
        06. Bossk (repack)

        07. Hoth Leia
        08. Yoda (repack)
        09. IG-88 (repack)
        10. Boba Fett (repack)
        11. Snowtrooper (repack)
        12. 4-LOM – maybe 1st release here?

        We can all dream, right?

  • darthmo

    I’m all for a re-released new sculpt or improved original version but with his size so small Hasbro should offer something etc such as Luke’s equipment chest he had on Degobah and the torch Yoda took from R2.

  • Paul

    You forgot that they need to re-do his arms with the swivel hinge elbow, also known as the elbrow, so that he can actually put his hands together.

  • Darth_Rizzen

    The original TBS6 Yoda did have a good head sculpt spoilt by inadequate paint and a perpetual “forgotten my stew on the stove, I have!!” expression. I wonder what it would look like with adequate paint apps.

    Still… That Yoda was too tall and lacked articulation. It’s not too bad for OT Yoda, but PT Yoda was very agile.

    I’d vote for a complete rework in the same way as what Hot Toys did for their own ESB Yoda: a very small but detailed and well articulated figure with tons of accessories: terrain, tree branch, some of Luke’s gear, transparent stands and things that Yoda can “levitate”, an alternate “concentrating” head…
    They could even rerelease the remade figure in a more PT setting: different cloak, lightsaber, Jedi Council chair and floor piece, repulsor platform, lightning effects…

    You want to engage adult collectors? Do it all the way.

  • Albert Escobedo

    Yoda or not, new figures will look great with that photorealistic technology.

  • OfWolfandMan

    My all-time favorite Yoda is the original Kenner. Yes, I have many, many others. But all-time fave is the Kenner.

  • Tim Mc

    I could handle a repaint but I would rather they spend more time and resources on other characters we don’t have yet.

    • Has Been Kenobi

      Yeah the sculpt is fantastic, just needs a repaint. I’m too scared to do that to my only Yoda right now

  • DarthSharky

    Lot of characters that need a first time figure before we get a second Yoda in my opinion.

    • Has Been Kenobi

      Hear me out, get new characters and an updated Yoda, rather than sideline characters from the movies that can be revisited at a later date? I’m looking at you, constable zuvio

  • zerobobby77

    Rumour? Then it’s the truth. JTA never lied to me. Yet.

  • CobraSaboteur

    I can wait for the re-release/new version/whatever version to come out in the ESB 40th Vintage Wave, I’m more than patient. I’d much rather prefer getting the existing yoda mold we have, done in translucent spirit form in the meantime.

  • Yes! Amen! And a second head with closed eyes would make my life great again.

  • Has Been Kenobi

    It figures. I just got a custom robe from eBay to update my old Yoda, now you go about spreading rumors of a brand new Yoda ????

  • jerome

    im all for a new sculpt and paint yoda but not a re release….

  • Thaingu

    Hasbro’s track record lately has been mostly repacking old figures (cheaper cost, maximize profits…) so i am not holding my breath…we’ll probably get a repacked BS yoda on a vintage style card….but they did upgrade Vader and Leia for the 40th anniversary collection so hopefully they’ll do Yoda justice with a better sculpt, deco, accessories..heck, just a better figure. maybe they’ll do an exclusive spirit – force ghost yoda like they did with obi-wan also.

  • Seth Vatt

    Just imagine a two-pack with Yoda and Dagobah paint job R2-D2

    • Hardcore F’n Mudd

      I love the OTC wave that featured Yoda, Dagobah Luke, ‘dirty’ R2 D2 and an outstanding Force ghost Obi Wan.

  • Mike_5555

    Yoda is cool. I approve this message.

  • Michael Hawkins

    I could be wrong but believe Steve Evans can be quoted as saying the photo realistic technology cannot be added to older figures. If they were to reuse old molds, the old paint applications would go with them otherwise it requires new tooling so the figure would essentially be remade from the ground up anyways. I think I read that from a question someone posed to him after HASCON but I could be remembering incorrectly.

    • Jesus’s Best Friend Floyd

      You would think a company as big as Hasbro could do their own tooling on the cheap.

      • Michael Hawkins

        No, someone suggested that. He said that’s not how it works with their production. Any changes to a figure, are now a new figure. I have an assumption it’s something to do with the factories becoming more rigid. Injection molds, tooling, paint, and applications for figure # _ _ STAY for figure # _ _.

        I believe hasbro manufacturing considers the forcelink Jyn Erso a new figure because the foot was altered for the chip mold. The Rogue One release Jyn just had peg holes on her feet. Small change, yet not considered a repack.

  • Jen and Jordan Nader

    Dilly dilly!!!

  • Hardcore F’n Mudd

    One of the nicest pieces I bought last year was the 12″ Titan Heroes style Yoda. Found him for £6 in Tesco and it is one well sculpted, solid feeling, beautiful looking figure.
    Would love to see what a customizer could do to add to its minimal paintjob

    • That is a GREAT figure. But most collectors will stick their noses up at it because it is minimally articulated.

      • Hardcore F’n Mudd

        I actually started searching through 12″ figures in shops based solely on comments and photos on this site JUST to find Yoda!

  • Shabby Blue

    Seems to me if they’re going to redo Yoda, they’ll wait until the 40th anniversary of ESB in 2020 and offer him as part of the rumored continuation of the vintage card sets for the 6″ line like they did for the 40th anniversary of ANH. In addition to Yoda, I expect we’ll also see repacks of Bespin Luke, Bespin Lando, and the bounty hunters on those cards, along with new figures of Bespin Han and Hoth Leia.

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