Update On Upcoming Star Wars Vintage Collection

Hasbro has sent along some new info for upcoming North American and International Star Wars Vintage Collection releases. Please be aware there are two separate press releases. They can be seen by reading on.

STAR WARS VINTAGE FIGURE LINE: U.S. REGION UPDATE

Great news, STAR WARS action figure fans! Hasbro will be re-issuing ‘fan favorites’ from the popular VINTAGE line. We heard fans loud and clear, and as such only the ‘best of the best’ characters from previously released waves will be featured in the revived line. The new series of VINTAGE figures will be available starting in early February 2013. Distribution of characters may vary by location and is not controlled by Hasbro, so please check your local retailer for your favorite characters around that time.

Characters to be featured in the line include the following in the U.S. market:

- Episode I Darth Maul
- Episode VI Luke Skywalker (Lightsaber Contruction) “” Deleted Scene figure
- CW Anakin Skywalker
- Episode IV Darth Vader
- Episode V Luke Skywalker (Hoth Outfit)
- Episode II Aayla Secura
- EU Nom Anor
- Episode III Clone Trooper (501st Legion)
- Episode VI Kithaba (Skiff Guard)
- Episode IV Dr. Evazan (Cantina Patron)
- Episode VI Wedge Antilles
- Episode II Barriss Offee (Jedi Padawan)
- Episode V Han Solo (Bespin Outfit)
- Episode IV Bom Vindin (Cantina Patron)
- EU ARC Trooper Commander
- Episode VI Logray (Ewok Medicine Man)
- Episode VI Gamorrean Guard
- Episode IV Rebel Fleet Trooper
- Episode III Odd Ball (Clone Pilot)
- Episode IV Grand Moff Tarkin
- Episode VI Nikto (Skiff Guard)
- EU Starkiller (Vader’s Apprentice)
- EU Shae Vizla (Old Republic Bounty Hunter)

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STAR WARS VINTAGE FIGURE LINE: INTERNATIONAL MARKET UPDATE

Great news, STAR WARS action figure fans! Hasbro will be re-issuing ‘fan favorites’ from the popular VINTAGE line. We heard fans loud and clear, and as such only the ‘best of the best’ characters from previously released waves will be featured in the revived line. The new series of VINTAGE figures will be available starting in early February 2013. Distribution of characters may vary by location and is not controlled by Hasbro, so please check your local retailer for your favorite characters around that time.

The following characters will available in markets outside of the U.S.:

Wave 1

- Episode II Aayla Secura
- Episode III Clone Trooper (501st Legion)
- Episode VI Kithaba (Skiff Guard)
- Episode IV Dr. Evazan (Cantina Patron)
- Episode VI Wedge Antilles
- Episode II Barriss Offee (Jedi Padawan)
- Episode V Han Solo (Bespin Outfit)
- Episode IV Bom Vindin (Cantina Patron)
- EU ARC Trooper Commander
- Episode IV Rebel Fleet Trooper
- Episode VI Gamorrean Guard
- Episode VI Logray (Ewok Medicine Man)

Wave 2

- Episode I Jar Jar Binks
- Episode I Jar Jar Binks (Lost Line Look)
- Episode II Clone Trooper Lieutenant
- Episode II Clone Trooper Lieutenant (Lost Line Look)
- Episode III Shocktrooper
- Episode III Shocktrooper (Lost Line Look)
- Episode IV Sandtrooper
- Episode IV Sandtrooper (Lost Line Look)
- Episode V Princess Leia (Bespin Outfit)
- Episode V Princess Leia (Bespin Outfit) (Lost Line Look)
- Episode VI Darth Vader
- Episode VI Darth Vader (Lost Line Look)’

Discussion / Comments (Jump to this Thread on the Forum)

  1. Iceman's Avatar Iceman says

    It's nice to see some of these but they've left off some of the most hard to get figures like Darth Malgus and Bastila Shan. Or what about the "online only" Republic Trooper and Imperial Guard? Those are the only two from that wave I can never find.






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    Wave 2

    • Episode I Jar Jar Binks
    • Episode I Jar Jar Binks (Lost Line Look)
    • Episode II Clone Trooper Lieutenant
    • Episode II Clone Trooper Lieutenant (Lost Line Look)
    • Episode III Shocktrooper
    • Episode III Shocktrooper (Lost Line Look)
    • Episode IV Sandtrooper
    • Episode IV Sandtrooper (Lost Line Look)
    • Episode V Princess Leia (Bespin Outfit)
    • Episode V Princess Leia (Bespin Outfit) (Lost Line Look)
    • Episode VI Darth Vader
    • Episode VI Darth Vader (Lost Line Look)
    If International means Canada then we already have tons of these warming pegs.

  2. Optimus Vader's Avatar Optimus Vader says

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    Originally Posted by Iceman View Post
    It's nice to see some of these but they've left off some of the most hard to get figures like Darth Malgus and Bastila Shan.
    I was in the middle of typing this and got pulled away from my desk... when I got back it was already posted.

    Looking at the US list, it's nice they're reissuing Starkiller, Shae, Gamoreans, but like you said, there's some glaring gems that aren't on their new list.

    All it would take is five minutes of internet research to see what the higher demanded figures are. Bastilla - Amazon - $65.

  3. Iceman's Avatar Iceman says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Optimus Vader View Post
    I was in the middle of typing this and got pulled away from my desk... when I got back it was already posted.

    Looking at the US list, it's nice they're reissuing Starkiller, Shae, Gamoreans, but like you said, there's some glaring gems that aren't on their new list.

    All it would take is five minutes of internet research to see what the higher demanded figures are. Bastilla - Amazon - $65.
    Exactly. I know some companies don't reiusse super rare figures to not piss off collectors (scalpers) but is Hasbro gonna be like that? Where's the Solid Vision reiusse?

  4. uberlad's Avatar uberlad says

    I keep hearing about 3D printers. Maybe once they hit it big, Hasbro and companies like it will quit jerking around their customers with chase figures.

    It's a novel business concept: Customers want to buy a product, so you produce it and sell it to them. Not: customers want to buy a product, so you shortpack it to drum up interest in a number of fans, alienate others, and leave it to sharks to hoard and exploit the few remaining fans you have left.

  5. uberlad's Avatar uberlad says

    I really want a Shae and a Starkiller. I don't care about what style of card they're on. I figured Hasbro would re-release them eventually, but this news is a quicker turnaround than I expected.

    I wasn't counting on them hitting Ross for another 10 months or so...

  6. DarthGzus33's Avatar DarthGzus33 says

    I'm glad that I'll get another shot at EP V Han Solo (Bespin), I never even saw one the 1st go around...

  7. N7 Shadow SR2 has no avatar! N7 Shadow SR2 says

    Maybe now the scalper prices will go down & I'll be able to get Shae. Hasbro really needs to STOP feeding the ebay/amazon scalpers constantly.

  8. trebleshot's Avatar trebleshot says

    There's a few on that list I'd love to have another crack at (Starkiller and DS Luke), especially since I never saw them once around here during their initial releases. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come and is continued and carried over into other Hasbro lines.

    MU Vision, Mary Jane...

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    Originally Posted by uberlad View Post
    It's a novel business concept: Customers want to buy a product, so you produce it and sell it to them. Not: customers want to buy a product, so you shortpack it to drum up interest in a number of fans, alienate others, and leave it to sharks to hoard and exploit the few remaining fans you have left.
    There's too much to get into it here, but that's not Hasbro's business model nor is it the reasoning behind certain figures being shortpacked.

  9. timone317's Avatar timone317 says

    So wait...is the vintage line over? I haven't kept up with Star Wars in a few months, and I'm glad to hear about a rerelease of Galen Marek and Shae, but I was more interested in finding out what may come out in 2013, and this article makes it seem like they're reviving the line instead of continuing it.

  10. PROVOST's Avatar PROVOST says

    Unless I am mistaken the Vintage Line is in "hiatus" in 2013 with these re-releases to cover 2013 and then new product from 2014.

  11. Iceman's Avatar Iceman says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by PROVOST View Post
    Unless I am mistaken the Vintage Line is in "hiatus" in 2013 with these re-releases to cover 2013 and then new product from 2014.
    It is on hiatus but I don't know if they've set a return date. Could be quite some time.

  12. PROVOST's Avatar PROVOST says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Iceman View Post
    It is on hiatus but I don't know if they've set a return date. Could be quite some time.
    Ah I see.

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