View Full Version : What are people going to do with the rereleases?

05-04-2004, 09:47 AM
Just curious what people are going to do with the OTC rereleases/repackaged figures. I know many of you loose collectors plan on leaving them on the shelves, while you carded collectors are probably pretty excited.

I'm a basic line completest and almost all of my collection is loose. I plan on picking them up but haven't decided yet whether they will be removed and displayed along with thier new sculpt counterparts or just kept packaged and displayed. I opened the previous reissues from 02 and 03 so I could ahve a complete numbered set of figures displayed togther.

Anyhow, just curious what those of you who will be buying them will do with them.

Silent Chazz
05-04-2004, 12:01 PM
Well, As far as the basic OTC line goes, I plan on buying 2 Spirit Obi-Wans, 2 Muddy R2-D2s, 3 Dagobah Lukes, and 3 Yodas. That way I have one of each figure in the package, and an extra to open. I'm mostly an opener though. The case with Luke and Yoda, I wanna have an opened figure of Luke in his Upside down pose as well as Yoda on his base and an extra opened of both so that Luke can put Yoda in the Backpack.

The Rereleases though. There were some figures I missed out on that are actually a part of the OTC line. Due to the poor distribution this year with the Saga line, I had to resort to buying Jabba's Palace Luke online. I added him to my Loose Collection, but I still wanted a second to go along with my Carded Lukes on my wall. With the reissue of him in the OTC I'll be able to find him to add to my carded collection (because something as big as the OTC, my Walmart will HAVE to dump the Saga 2002 crap still collecting dust and get this new stuff in due to the DVD release). Also, I never got POTJ Pilot Luke the Gopher, so I can buy two now from the OTC (one to pilot an OTC X-wing I plan on getting and one to add to my Carded Luke collection). Then there's always Army Builders. I plan on buying a few of the OTC Scout Troopers cuz I love Army Builder figures.

05-04-2004, 12:08 PM
I'm a 90% opener so I'm going to actually use the other 10% and keep these carded because I really like the packaging and think they look great! Besides, not all of them will be rehashes just a few here and there and that's ok with me.

I think these will display nicely on the wall or on a shelf or something.

05-04-2004, 12:21 PM
I am planning to hopefully get multiples of each figure, one to open and one to keep carded. As time goes on, I find myself feeling the urge to open everything up. I'm scared however that I would never be able to keep track of the accessories, weapons, stands, etc. I am very excited about the look of the OTC cards, even more excited about the figures! It's a win/win as far as I am concerned.:D

Silent Chazz
05-04-2004, 01:20 PM

Just do what I do when it comes to storing non-used acessories and stands. Two Words: Ziploc Bag. I put all the stuff I dont use in a Ziploc Bag and put that in with my Loose SW Figures box.

05-04-2004, 01:23 PM
Yes that's a good idea, Chazz. I think I am just being a little too anal with all of this "loose" talk. Hey Chazz, what is your avatar supposed to be? I know it's off that commercial for Quiznos. Right?

Silent Chazz
05-04-2004, 01:36 PM
Yup, he sure is the Quiznos Subs Rat. :P

05-04-2004, 01:38 PM
Awesome avatar, awesome commercial! Thanks!

05-04-2004, 02:11 PM
Well as long as they are new sculpts I will buy them. If it is like the hall of fame assortment, just new packaging I will be passing on them.

Dr Zoltar
05-04-2004, 04:30 PM
New figure = I'll get.

Repackaged figure = leave on pegs.

Or course if I get a repackaged figure as a gift I'll keep it.

05-04-2004, 07:38 PM
I have no plans on getting the repackaged ones. If I missed them I will buy them this time around if I see them. Otherwise they can go to pegwarming hell for all I care. :beard:

05-05-2004, 04:29 AM
i am going to ignore them :zzz:

05-05-2004, 08:09 AM
I will be getting one of the rehashed figures. Any new sculpt I will be getting two.

05-05-2004, 10:00 AM
I'll get new figures when they come out. But repackaged figures are staying on the shelves. :zzz:

05-05-2004, 11:18 AM
I will buy them all, doubles of any new sculpts I find worthy of opening. :Pirate:

05-06-2004, 09:32 AM
I'm keeping the ones I want to keep on card and giving the other ones away to my co-worker's son or my nephew.

05-06-2004, 02:04 PM
I will pass, unless I need extras for armies (and can get them at a reasonable cost).

Mr. JabbaJohnL
05-07-2004, 04:13 PM
If I find them, I may buy more stormtroopers, scout troopers, Wickets, and pilot Lukes to add to my armies, and in the case of the latter two figures, with new paintjobs or slight re-tooling to add variety. I also need the rerelease Scan Crew member from the last poll so I'll get one or two of him. Other than that, I don't need or want any of the rereleases.

05-07-2004, 04:15 PM
I am gonna by the Scout Trooper, because he is the best variation of a stormtrooper ever. What they should of done, is stick him with a speeder and make him an Ultra. Stormies, maybe, but the rest nope.

05-07-2004, 07:23 PM
I'll pick up some Scout Troopers to add to my Endor Ground Battle diorama, assuming this time they're able to be found....And I'll be picking up the Dagobah Luke, Obi-Wan, and Yoda figures...and the Bespin Leia, and maybe the Cloud Car Pilot, even though I'm not able to use him in a diorama, but he's still a cool looking figure. And as far as rehashed figures go......well they're staying on the shelves obviously.....the Vintage styled figures I prolly wont be picking up either, just because they're resculpts and I dont really need them.

B'Omarr Monkey
05-07-2004, 07:57 PM
I'm buying the new sculpt figures, including two of Dagobah Luke, for the same reasons Chazz mentioned. I also bought 2 Lars Homestead Padme's so i could display one with the cloak and one without.

I will also buy a second Scanning Trooper and maybe a Scout Trooper, otherwise I'm going to let everything else pegwarm, and hope that I can find the vintage OTC figures instead.

Silent Chazz
05-07-2004, 10:41 PM
lol Yeah, well I've actually done something like this before. I bought Three 2004 Hoth Attack Lukes: One to keep Carded on my Wall, one to open and display, and the other to open and display hanging upside down with my Opened Ultra Wampa's Cave.

05-09-2004, 02:04 PM
Leave them on the shelves for the most part.

However, taking into account that the OTC packaging is the coolest design ever and the TIE Pilot is my favorite of the Imperials, then I will be getting a couple of him to keep carded. (Unless Hasbro pulls the ultimate bonehead play and stuffs the uber-crappy POTF2 TIE Pilot in that bubble)

I would probably buy the Vader if Hasbro wasn't releasing a "Vintage" version at the same time. (In what looks to be the coolest Vader figure ever made!)

If Wicket is a rerelease then I will pass, but if he is an all-new sculpt on the same level as Teebo and the Ultra-Ewok, then I will definitely buy him.