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BREAKING NEWS: GameSpot Reveals TBS and TVC Droids Figures

GameSpot has revealed four new figures available for preorder on September 24th, 2021. Check out their article for the main reveal. What do you think of these repaints? As far as gimmicks go, this one is pretty good!

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The Return of Battle Packs: Wishlists

We were floored by the announcement of the Stormtrooper build-up pack yesterday. Hasbro let us know that they plan to continue with releases in that format, which begs the obvious question… What battle packs do you want to see next? The stormtrooper set is a great place to start, but this new option provides so many opportunities that we’d be remiss if we didn’t talk about some of those possibilities. 

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There’s been quite a bit of squawking about placing Genndy Tartakovsky Clone Wars figures on classic Kenner-inspired packaging. Our friends at Blue Milk put together a concept that borrows elements from Kenner’s classic Droids and Ewoks lines. Ultimately, it appears to make more sense for an animated series to get packaging that mimics past animated toy lines. What do you think? Would the packaging represented below gone over better for those who criticized the standard The Vintage Collection packaging?

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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….)

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Are any other The Vintage Collection collectors growing weary of the current Hasbro team’s complete ineptitude for the line? (more….)

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Now that Hasbro designed the stunning Boba Fett (VC186) figure, it’s time to amortize that figure’s tooling by producing all the other variations of Boba Fett in the Star Wars universe. Click through for a dozen suggestions for Hasbro. It will help them save on tooling costs and make collectors happy at the same time.

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The Vintage Colletion receives several brand new Mandalorian figures! And we got a glimpse of a few upcoming reveals in the TVC pipeline! Click through for more!

UPDATED: Photos and additional info added!

Kuiil

One more figure for your Razor Crest display

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I need your honest opinion and input about something. I had a heated back and forth with a good friend of mine on the color of The Vintage Collection’s Kithaba (Skiff Guard)’s original headband. If you recall, Hasbro changed it to red to be screen-accurate. But what color was the first version? Click through for more….

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March Madness @swtvc on Instagram!

Do you like sports? Do you hate sports? Either way you will enjoy this March Madness bracket because it’s all about The Vintage Collection! @swtvc on Instagram is running a bracket this month to see what the most wanted TVC figures are.  You can find blank templates at swtvc.net. I’ve already filled out my bracket, and I’ll be posting it in the comments. I’d love to see yours! Be sure to fill them out and vote in @swtvc‘s polls this month and see how you did! 

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Hasbro, Let's Play A Fun Game For One Whole Product Year

OK Hasbro, let’s play a game. And it’s probably going to come across as “let’s make a deal.” There is a lot of conspiracy theory, inconsistency, and no follow-through when it comes to The Vintage Collection versus The Black Series line. But one thing is certain. Collectors of super-articulated 3.75″ action figures are growing increasingly frustrated, to the point of weariness. You’ve admitted that the interest in The Vintage Collection and the excitement expressed by collectors has overwhelmed you. You, in so many words, said that you were impressed by the community’s passion in the line and that you’d be doing more for us as time moved forward. That hasn’t come to pass, unfortunately. So, here is what we’re proposing. How about, for one whole product year, you produce whatever you do for The Black Series [Phase IV] 6-inch line for The Vintage Collection 3.75-inch line? (more…)

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Razorcrest Haslab: Today's the Day!

This is it, folks! We know it’s being made, we got all the unlock tiers, and it’s now the final day to back the Razorcrest! Get on over to Hasbropulse today to back one for yourself! Like the sail barge, this is Haslab exclusive, so if you don’t back it today, you’re likely to pay aftermarket prices a year from now. Don’t forget, too, if you’re one of our overseas readers you can back through Zavvi. This is going to be the biggest Haslab yet! Way to show how much we care about The Vintage Collection!

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The Razor Crest is only a very short time away from reaching 13,000 backers, which unlocks the carbonite blocks. And now Hasbro added another two additional unlocks. What could they be? Lights? Another figure, maybe Kuiil? What do you think the two additional unlocks will be? Leave your guess in the comments!

UPDATE: The Razor Crest now has 13,000 backers and the third tier is unlocked. Unlock #4 will probably be revealed later tonight.

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Unlock #4 and #5 have been added. What will they be?

 

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Behold The Painted HasLab Razor Crest!

In today’s Mando Monday livestream the painted Razor Crest was revealed for the very first time. Is the ship vac metalized? No. Does it still look very nice? Decide for yourself! Click through to see the Razor Crest in all its glory, we have a ton of photos for you!

HasLab Razor Crest Painted Prototype

HasLab Razor Crest Painted Prototype

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BREAKING NEWS! Hasbro Reveals ALL-NEW Boba Fett from ROTJ!

Wow! Take a look at that! It appears Hasbro has heard the cries of many OT fans for a definitive ROTJ Boba Fett. This one has been a long time coming. It look like they have taken the new 6″ TBS Boba and shrunk it down to the right size. I’ll certainly be pre-ordering this one. What about you? Click here to see more photos.

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Galaxy's Edge Millennium Falcon Arriving In Europe

JTA regular Darth Rizzen found the Target exclusive Galaxy’s Edge Millennium Falcon in the new toy catalogue of French toy store PicWic toys. No other TVC products are in the catalogue, but the Millennium Falcon can be yours in France if you are willing to part with 450 euros, which is about $530 at current exchange rates.
Here in Germany you can find the vehicle at the usual etailers. One etailer here wants “only” 440 euros ($517) but pre-orders are already all sold out, another one wants a whopping 500 euros ($588). Is the Millennium Falcon available in your country too? And how much would you be willing to pay for it?

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Entertainment Earth is starting some trouble on Instagram. They’re asking for Star Wars fans to vote on their favorite Star Wars line: The Black Series 6″ line, or The Vintage Collection. As of this post, The Vintage Collection is forging ahead of the 6″ line. What will the end result be? Most people who collect TVC aren’t even on Instagram (unempirical data assessment). It will be interesting to see how all this pans out!

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The Vintage Collection Livestream Reveals

The Vintage Collection fans get an all-new playset! That’s certainly the biggest news. But there are also a few new/updated characters coming to the line! Click through for all the details! Look for everything announced today from TVC to go up for pre-order today at 4 PM Eastern!

The new Tantive IV Playset for TVC

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The Hasbro Fan Celebration TVC Reveals!

Two figures were revealed for the Vintage Collection today. Commander Wolffe and K-2SO! Click through for the photos and some infos!

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TVC K-2SO

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After New York Toy fair last weekend, our friends over at Banthaskull were invited to participate in a follow-up Q&A with the Hasbro reps who presented the Star Wars panel. It was a very insightful interview, and they got some specific answers about the line instead of general PR responses. You can read the full interview on Banthaskull here, but there is one important part I want to cover with this article: repacks. Click here for more…

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While NY Toy Fair was gut-wrenching and devastating to most, the announcement of the Lars homestead EG-6 Power Droid was such incredible news for me. I was so excited it was confirmed (it’s been hinted by my sources for over a year and a half now), that I didn’t care that Hasbro phoned it in for the rest of The Vintage Collection reveals. We’ve posted nearly half a dozen front-page articles whining and moaning how Hasbro has NEVER updated the vintage Kenner Power Droid figure in the modern line. It only took them years, but I could not be happier that the modern definitive modern update to the vintage Kenner Power Droid is finally here. (Be prepared for more whining and moaning for the few others yet to be made too in the near future.) (more….)

  

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The Vintage Collection NYTF Reveals - All THREE of Them!

Well, I’m not sure why I was expecting to see Mandalorian and Clone Wars merchandise this Toy Fair. It’s not like The Mandalorian was the number one tv show when it aired, and fans haven’t been greatly anticipating the return of The Clone Wars for nearly a year now. Nevermind all that, what we want are repacks! At least they look nice. Click through to check them out!

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Jedibusiness.com found that Star Action Figures UK posted in-package photos of the next wave of TVC figures. They are slated for release end of April/early May. I’m extremely excited for these figures, and May is certainly too far away. At least it will keep my hype up for the show between seasons! What do you think of the card art and the figures? Let us know in the comments!

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The Vintage Collection Deals Available On Walmart.com

Walmart.com has several The Vintage Collection figures available for under $7.00, including Klaatu (Skiff Guard) ($5.99) and Range Trooper ($4.99). Click through to browse through their TVC stuff and see if you can grab any other deals! Some of these are via 3rd party seller Kid’s Warehouse. 

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Watch the Coolest Toy Ad Since the 80s!

Megalopolis toys posted an ad on their Facebook page about a week ago. It was just shared in the Vintage Collection group on Facebook by Jeffery H, so thanks to him for bringing it to our attention. This is why so many of us love The Vintage Collection! Click here to watch the video.

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What TVC Playsets Would You Like to See From The Mandalorian?

There are 2 playsets that would be incredible additions to The Vintage Collection. One needs to be the Razorcrest, that much is clear, but the second might not be so obvious. I’ve taken some screenshots (not photos from my phone this time, yay!), and drew up a couple ideas for how these playsets could be brought to fruition. Click here to take a look!

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