Hasbro, it has come to our attention that you may not understand the whole point of The Ninety Six Kenner figures that most The Vintage Collection collectors are dying to see you complete for the line. (more….)
As of late, it’s apparent that you intend to “mimic the gimmick” of the original Kenner figures. The recent releases are bittersweet for collectors. Some have different problems than others, but let us itemize what we mean when we say the line is starting to “mimic the gimmick.”
The whole point of The Vintage Collection “The Ninety Six” figures is to give collectors a definitive modern and screen-accurate counterpart to the characters that make up the original Kenner line. We hope that you look to the figure first and then the character photo second to produce a complete and cohesive line that clearly shows what character you’re updating.
Things that shouldn’t happen with The Ninety Six include:
At the same time, you’re doing the Lord’s work with some other characters. These include:
We could go on and on and on. For example, the Power Droid should have received an updated character photo. And then you should have repainted the Power Droid sculpt in gray and then added a new figure into the line with the original character photo. There are SO MANY ways to milk the line with little cost and make collectors happy with multiple releases.
Would you please study both the original Kenner figure and the character photos carefully? You’ll discover that there are some that you’ll have the chance to fix and correct. And others will give us a new character for our collections altogether.
And please don’t mimic the vintage Kenner gimmick. The point is to update these characters and make them accurate, not imitate the mistakes of the Kenner line. If you want to do a “Kenner colors” line, then we’ll listen, but this shouldn’t be part of The Vintage Collection’s approach. Thank you!
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