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Beast
08-05-2004, 08:34 PM
Many of us have been really excited by the VOTC line. But does anyone think they should have done a fourth series that included POTF figures. That way we would have gotten a total of 16 figures in the limited line. Not to mention there were some really good figures in the POTF line. Which four figures that were released on POTF figures would you have included in the theoretical fourth wave of VOTC figures, if you were in charge of the line. By the way, here is what I believe to be a full list of all of all the figures released on POTF, minus any figures already made in VOTC.

A-Wing Pilot, Amanaman, Anakin Skywalker, R2-D2 w/ Pop Up Lightsaber, AT-AT Driver, AT-ST Driver, B-Wing Pilot, Barada, Biker Scout, EV-9D9, Gamorrean Guard, Han Solo: Carbonite Chamber, Han Solo: Trench Coat, Imperial Dignitary, Imperial Gunner, Jawa, Lando Calrissian: General Pilot, Luke Skywalker: Imperial Stormtrooper Outfit, Luke Skywalker: Battle Poncho, Luke Skywalker: Jedi Knight Outfit, Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Fighter Pilot, Lumat, Nikto, Paploo, Princess Leia Organa: Combat Poncho, Romba, C-3PO: Removable Limbs, Teebo, The Emperor, Warok, Wicket W. Warrick, and Yak Face.
1. The Emperor - More or less made like the Ben Kenobi Figure, but with knees so he could sit. Maybe figure out a way that they could make the robe better, so that it wouldn't be so volumous and seperate in the middle. Maybe something akin to the vintage Soft-Goods Jawa one. Just so that it doesn't seperate and come open in the middle quite so easily. The TPM figure was good, but I think Hasbro can do so much better.

2. Princess Leia Organa (Combat Poncho) - A really nicely articulated version of the Combat Poncho Princess Leia is badly needed. Especially after the terrible Speeder Bike, Coin, and even POTJ figure. The POTJ figure was ok, other then the massive groin. Give her a nice soft goods ponch, a belt, and her trademark blaster. Seriously, it's almost a shame that the vintage figure is superior to all modern versions of General or Poncho Leia.

3. Luke Skywalker (Combat Poncho) - We really need a good version of the Death Star II Luke Skywalker. This one can double both as Endor Luke and DSII Luke, just by taking off the Poncho. Give him a nice soft goods poncho, removable helmet, belt, and lightsaber. Again, just like Leia it's almost a shame that the vintage figure is superior to modern versions of Luke Skywalker: Endor Gear. Now everyone is happy.

4. Han Solo (Endor Duster) - They can make a nice figure here, and I think it's more or less what was planned when Han was announced originally to be in the VOTC ROTJ series as well. Give him a nice soft goods trenchcoat/duster, a soft plastic vest, and his trademark blaster. Again, just like the Luke and Leia, it's a shame that the Vintage figure is almost nicer then the modern Han: Endor Gear. Especially better then the Saga figure.

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

Kyle Katarn
08-05-2004, 08:50 PM
I think it is a great idea to make a fourth wave of VOTC cause is Vintage style and there was a Power of the Force that's now called Vintage.

I would make these figures:

Gamorrean Guard: This can be very detailed and with a lot of points of articulation, but I think it would need a little bigger burb.

Emperor: how can we miss this creepy, old powerful man in such an important wave, I would put him a textil cape and a very detailed face.

Amanaman: I would add this figure cause its so popular that it would be nice to see him again.

Yak Face: This one would be the best of all, I would put on him very detailed painting.

tagmac
08-05-2004, 11:05 PM
1. The Emperor - the only major character NOT included in the VOTC line.

2. Jawa - another "original 12" figure. Would love to see a cloth-robed version.

3. Wicket - like 'em or hate 'em, the ewoks were big characters, and we'd get the most popular one to represent them in the line.

4. Anakin Skywalker - simply to tie in the VOTC with the prequels

Beast
08-05-2004, 11:08 PM
Anakin was going to be one of my choices as well, but they'd have to redesign the card to have the Hayden Anakin on the front of it. So it wouldn't really be a VOTC figure, since it wouldn't have the original POTF card for it. :)

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

mark2d2
08-05-2004, 11:43 PM
1) Jawa. Like so many have said, one of the original 12.
That said, a cloth cape version would be sweet!

2) Luke Skywalker Storm Trooper Disguise. Use the same body
as the VOTC Stormie, although a "shorter" version would rock.

3) Endor Leia. Definitely needed. The POTF2 verson is awful

4) Emperor. Modern cloth caped version could be so very cool.

PS -- I'd also love to see the line continue. The retro cards
and top quality figures are such fun.

B'Omarr Monkey
08-06-2004, 12:55 AM
I'm in agreement on The Emperor.

I wouldn't mind characters like Endor Luke, Leia, and Han, or Jedi Luke and Stormtrooper Han. A Jawa would be okay, but there are so many already, so I don't know if it's necessary.

The one character from the vintage, (I know he's not exactly POTF) line I'd really like to see as a VOTC figure is the Tusken Raider, with a really accurate head sculpt, and better articulation, particularly so he can hold his gaffi stick over his head with both hands like the vintage Tusken Raider could.

All of the other characters have either been done to death already (General Calrissian), or are too obscure for the TOTC line, which should concentrate on the most recognizable characters. Also, some of these obscure characters are already represented in the modern line in perfectly well-rendered depictions such as Amanaman.

Perhaps one of the ewoks (not Wicket) could be made as a VOTC figure as well. My choice would be Chief Chirpa (also not POTF) but from the vintage line anyway.

bigbarada
08-06-2004, 02:05 PM
Well, in keeping with the theme of the VOTC line so far (key characters only, no duplicate characters) and keeping in mind that only 37 or so figures were released on the POTF cards, here are my choices:

Emperor - Although I'm not sure if soft-goods would work on this figure, Kenner tried it in the 80s and eventually had to go with sculpted robes.

Wicket - love the Ewoks or hate them, Wicket is still a key character from ROTJ

Admiral Ackbar - this is stretching the rules, but a proof card for Ackbar was made and is still floating around collector circles

Biker Scout - super-articulated version

So, what does everyone suggest Hasbro do about the coins? Just rerelease the vintage ones?

El Chuxter
08-06-2004, 02:21 PM
Although I'd actually prefer they do two additional waves with pseudo-vintage cards and give us "ultimate" figures for Qui-Gon Jinn, Darth Maul, Jar Jar Binks, Amidala (TPM battle dress), Count Dooku, Anakin Skywalker, Jango Fett, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, I think I'm mostly in agreement with bigbarada here:

Emperor
Biker Scout
Wicket (or, if cheating, Chirpa)

However, I'd do a Jawa instead of Ackbar.

Kidhuman
08-06-2004, 02:34 PM
Emperor
Biker Scout
Ewok(the only thing I see is them being to small for the SA feature, same as the Jawa)
Gam Gaurd

bigbarada
08-06-2004, 02:38 PM
Although I'd actually prefer they do two additional waves with pseudo-vintage cards and give us "ultimate" figures for Qui-Gon Jinn, Darth Maul, Jar Jar Binks, Amidala (TPM battle dress), Count Dooku, Anakin Skywalker, Jango Fett, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, I think I'm mostly in agreement with bigbarada here:

Emperor
Biker Scout
Wicket (or, if cheating, Chirpa)

However, I'd do a Jawa instead of Ackbar.

I originally had a Jawa on my list, but I swapped him out with the Biker Scout at the last minute. The Jawa would probably be a better choice over Ackbar, since they were key characters in A New Hope AND they were actually released on the POTF cards.

Veers
08-07-2004, 11:11 AM
I wish I was in charge. I would include the following VOTC POTF figures to be made.

1. Han Carbonite
2. Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper gear.
3. Yak Face
4. Amanaman
:)

BlueSnags
08-08-2004, 09:53 PM
Here's my POTF Wishlist:

POTF Cards:
Luke Stormtrooper
Han Carbonite
Amanaman
Yakface

As an added bonus, here are my picks if they do 12 more figures based on the ANH/ESB/ROTJ packaging:

ANH Cards:
Tusken Raider
Jawa
R5-D4
Death Star Droid

ESB Cards:
4LOM
Zuckuss
Hoth Leia
AT-AT Driver

ROTJ Cards:
The Emperor
Admiral Akbar
Bib Fortuna
Leia Boushh

TheDarthVader
08-08-2004, 10:46 PM
I agree with: Emperor, Jawa, Biker Scout, and Wicket.

B.
TDV

Knightfall
08-09-2004, 12:41 PM
I'd definitely have the Emperor and Wicket. Even though there have been no duplicates in the VOTC, I'd want a Jedi Luke to make up for the weird bucktoothed one we have now. The fourth figure would be Anakin, not the Gayden version but the Sebastian Shaw one. As much as GL would like to think it, he can't change history. Besides, Hasbro could sell it as the last time a classic Spirit Anakin will be offered, and make him all spiffy like the OTC Spirit Ben.

bigbarada
08-09-2004, 12:52 PM
I'd definitely have the Emperor and Wicket. Even though there have been no duplicates in the VOTC, I'd want a Jedi Luke to make up for the weird bucktoothed one we have now. The fourth figure would be Anakin, not the Gayden version but the Sebastian Shaw one. As much as GL would like to think it, he can't change history. Besides, Hasbro could sell it as the last time a classic Spirit Anakin will be offered, and make him all spiffy like the OTC Spirit Ben.

The Saga Jedi Luke isn't bucktoothed, unless you're thinking about the X-Wing Luke, which does need to be resculpted because he looks pathetic standing next to Dutch Vander.

If I was really in charge, however, I wouldn't have spread out the 12 VOTC figures on SW, ESB and ROTJ cards. I would have released high quality versions of all 12 figures off of the 12-back. The only possible dud on that list is the Star Destroyer Commander; but we do need a new version of him anyway. Or at the very worst, replace him with an all-new Grand Moff Tarkin (now wouldn't he be cool on a vintage style 12-back card?).

Knightfall
08-09-2004, 01:02 PM
I was referring to the VOTC Luke, bigbarada. He looks sort of bucktoothed to me, plus his tunic looks like it doesn't fit quite right. A nicely done Jedi Luke would make up for the mediocre quality of that one.

bigbarada
08-09-2004, 01:13 PM
I was referring to the VOTC Luke, bigbarada. He looks sort of bucktoothed to me, plus his tunic looks like it doesn't fit quite right. A nicely done Jedi Luke would make up for the mediocre quality of that one.

Oh whoops! I haven't actually seen the VOTC Luke figure in person; but I do know that Mark Hamill did have a bucktoothed problem in ANH before getting his face rearranged by a car. :eek:

TheDarthVader
08-11-2004, 01:12 PM
VOTC Luke is not buck-toothed. I just checked mine personally. You can see many of his front teeth...that is not buck-toothed. He looks nice to me, and I don't know about yours but my Luke's tunic fits just fine.

B.
TDV

Knightfall
08-12-2004, 02:44 PM
Sorry for the bucktoothed comment, that was my initial impression upon seeing the prototype (who did have the choppers of Usagi Yojimbo), but the production model doesn't seem to have that problem. I still say the tunic doesn't look right, though.

TheDarthVader
08-18-2004, 11:14 PM
You're right...the tunic may be just a bit bulky. ;)

B.
TDV

tnswman
10-17-2004, 10:45 AM
I know a lot of us are screaming for more VOTC figures based on the basic line, well how about from the POTF line?
Figures like

Luke Stormtrooper
Han carbonite
Imperial Gunner
Anakin Skywalker

Now, would we want these figures with coins too? also, which Anakin would we want? wouldn't it be a great tie into the DVDs to have it be Hayden?

What say you all?

DarkArtist
10-17-2004, 11:16 AM
I would love to see more figures done with the VOTC articulation. These figures rule, it's about time that Hasbro gave the fans something we want! :D
If Hasbro does redue the POTF figures then they should include the coins, perhaps in gold plating so as to not take away the value of the originals. :)
As far as the idea for Anakin perhaps Hasbro could make both versions, this way those of us who before Sebastion Shaw deserves a figure in the votc style, plus they others who believe Hayden deserves this figure can be happy as well. :) :)

tnswman
10-17-2004, 11:38 AM
I'm torn on the anakin myself since I came from the "vintage" days..But hey, why not a interchangable head? I mean thats what Lucasfilm did anyway LOL!