View Full Version : How I long for the old days!

jedi master sal
02-05-2002, 09:13 AM
Hasbro can't leave well enough alone. First we got in 95, the he-man figs of SW. Now the painful poses of AOTC. I have enjoyed the line for the past few years and would sorely like to see this style remain. Alas, Hasbro knows hows to mfess up a good thing.

I recently went into a collectables toy store here in the 'BURGH and bought the classic Tessek. He is easily just as good if not better than the new scuplt.

The jawas are still awesome (with CLOTH CAPE!!!!!!)

Sadly weeps while listening to the Beatles tune "Yesterday"

Well, I guess I'll have to grow up now and stop collecting. Maybe now I can afford that trip to Italy like I've aways wanted.

I will truly miss the POTJ line. It renewed a fire in my heart for a childhood dream. One to which I owe much of my success in my adult life.

Does anyone else feel the same?
Are you ready to give up collecting or do you still hold out hope that Hasbro will turn around and make things right?

02-05-2002, 09:29 AM
I agree, some of the vintage stuff is just so much better than today. Jawa, royal guard, etc. I liked the POTJ line. I hope HAbro wakes up and after the initial assortment for Episode II they will get back to it. I have hope. :confused: I guess.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-05-2002, 10:37 AM
Feel free to come on over to the Vintage section here at SSG! We wax nostalgia all the time, lamenting the demise of Star Wars toys from "the way they were."

And we make lists a lot, too! ;)

General Veers
02-05-2002, 05:10 PM
Yeah, those were the days. A lot of vintage figures are equal if not better then their POTF2 or POTJ counterparts. Plus they were cheaper and you got more for your money way back when. Wake up Hasbro and make a little effort please!:mad: :(

02-05-2002, 05:29 PM
Originally posted by General Veers
Yeah, those were the days. A lot of vintage figures are equal if not better then their POTF2 or POTJ counterparts. Plus they were cheaper and you got more for your money way back when. Wake up Hasbro and make a little effort please!:mad: :(

I dunno, I think most of the new stuff is superior to the vintage counterparts. There have only been a few vintage I consider better, just due to badly posed legs or the absense of playability. If you really consider how many years it's been since the original vintage toys, price wise they would be about equal thanks to inflation. A 2-3 dollar figure back then, would probably be around 7.00 now adays.

And only rarely did you get more for your money in the vintage line. Infact POTF2/E1/and POTJ gave us more for our money. Two different Jawas, Ugunauts, Ewoks, or Pit droids to a pack. Or a Jawa and a Gonk Droid, Aunt Beru with the Treadwell droid, and Yoda w/ Luke's backpack. And then with E1, Yoda came with his council chair, the small podracer figures came with pit droids. And now with the AOTC's figures, we are getting large accessories. :)


Jar Jar Binks

02-05-2002, 09:11 PM

02-05-2002, 09:20 PM
Come on guys don't be so afraid of change like I am, change is a good thing I think:) at least that's what my parents always told me :crazed: I think I'll give it a chance, at least until I see AOTC in person.

02-06-2002, 12:39 PM
I hear ya Sal! But I can relate to what Turbowars is saying. Change is good. But the older figures are so much more cool!

02-06-2002, 01:01 PM
Sal, you have me all in tears now (sniff, sniff).
I can remember the good old days when my dad would pick me up from school and have a new figure for me.
He would say "close your eyes and hold out your hands", and there would be a beautiful, new Star Wars figure. Oh how I long for those days.
However, toys have changed. The AOTC line isnt the best we have seen, but I do not think they are terrible. Of course the vintage line will always be what we think of when we remember the way toys used to be, but things do change.
Either way, I love these toys.

General Veers
02-06-2002, 02:09 PM
JarJar- I take back that I said most vintage are better then the newer ones. Only a handful are actually. And inflation has brought up the prices in the action figures, so i guess I was wrong:)

02-06-2002, 04:24 PM
Big head han wasn't all that great, and they just kept putting him on different CARDS for each new film! Ya think they'd get away with that now? Those vinyl capes STUNK too. Just imagine if the AOTC figures were just recarded TPM figures, and it'll put the first few waves into perspective. NOW they don't look so bad, eh? One thing about the old figures- it's interesting how technology changed how the secondary characters are viewed- when I was a kid I had no trouble believing that the cantina aliens figures were accurate, cause there was no way to get reference material. Nowadays I can't even look at walrusman without giggling.Some of the innaccuracies in the vintage figures are flagrant, but they got better. For some reason that's what I miss the most about the old figures- those CRAZY photos of the characters on the cards. Walrusmans pic was great!!

darth chuck
02-07-2002, 06:41 AM
A few of the vintage were and still are better, like Tessek, Klaatu with the fur skirt, Emperors Guard and of course the figures that vintage gave us that we still haven't seen remade like Imperial Dignitary and General Madine. But, all in all, the POTF2/POTJ line has produced quite a few that blow vintage away like Momaw Nadon, various Darth Vaders, FX-7, Imperial Officer, and Rebel Trooper - no, wait, we didn't even get that one from the vintage line.

And as far as AOTC goes, the first wave or two of AOTC will have the ridiculous poses and then Hasbro will calm down and start making normal figures again. Since '95, their sculptors have gone off on several boondoggles to try to "spice up" the line, like the infamous steroid series, and more recently, the "statues" who can only hold one pose like 300th Fett. For some reason, the extremely wide leg stance keeps rearing its head - like POTF2 General Lando, who would've been a good figure if he weren't doing his karate stretch thingy.

But, don't worry. Wave I of TPM wasn't that great either - remember?

02-08-2002, 12:24 AM
Oh I hope this AOTC line pulls out of its first few wave slump. Those are hideous looking things. This potj stuff is so good so many new characters every month. Oh well cross our fingers and hope for the best I guess. I just wont be in a big line at midnight this year waiting for the big kick.

02-08-2002, 01:33 AM
ok, we're all entitled to out opinions, but the vintage Tessek superior to the POTJ one?!!!

Not even close!

02-08-2002, 11:54 AM
Ya actually that one is better. But there arent many that are. its mostly because of the heads they look so weird