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TheRealDubya
06-06-2007, 11:20 AM
I am studying a Kenner 92 back, trying to figure which characters would be likely for the next wave(s) of Vintage (should we be so lucky.) I am thinking these are the remaining likely candidates from the Kenner line:

Walrusman
Han Bespin
Gamorrean Guard
Zuckuss (aka the vintage "4-LOM" -- but would they risk the intentional name error?)
TIE Fighter Pilot
Luke Hoth
Leia Hoth
Wicket
Luke Jedi
The Emperor
Emperor's Royal Guard
Luke Stormtrooper
Lando General

And some of those are really stretching credulity. Unless they decide to go whole hog, I have to think this sub-line is nearing it's end, so far as the Kenner vintage is concerned.

figrin bran
06-06-2007, 11:46 AM
I know you were talking about the Kenner vintage but Hasbro is considering producing prequel vintage figures so the line might go on for a few more years.

TheRealDubya
06-06-2007, 01:17 PM
Roger that -- I doubt I'd buy any of those since they're still relatively cheap, but I'd be happy for those who wanted them. I wonder if they'd ever consider doing a retro styled vehicle -- like how cool would a "vintage" Slave-1 be, as a TRU or Target exclusive?

2-1B
06-06-2007, 01:40 PM
I think some prequel figs would look really cool on retro Kenner cards...of course, they should do characters that also appeared in the OT. Kinda like the Flashback figures, only without a TPM Threepio. AOTC would be fine. As well as an Owen and/or Beru.

Gothiczartan
06-07-2007, 02:25 AM
I am studying a Kenner 92 back, trying to figure which characters would be likely for the next wave(s) of Vintage (should we be so lucky.) I am thinking these are the remaining likely candidates from the Kenner line:

Walrusman
Han Bespin
Gamorrean Guard
Zuckuss (aka the vintage "4-LOM" -- but would they risk the intentional name error?)
TIE Fighter Pilot
Luke Hoth
Leia Hoth
Wicket
Luke Jedi
The Emperor
Emperor's Royal Guard
Luke Stormtrooper
Lando General

And some of those are really stretching credulity. Unless they decide to go whole hog, I have to think this sub-line is nearing it's end, so far as the Kenner vintage is concerned.

since they already have the 4-Lom figure in all new sculpt for the basic star wars line, I think they can make a all new sculpt zuckuss figure with a removable soft good jacket and accessorie and zuckuss will be ball jointed figure just like luke x wing pilot VTSC!

TheRealDubya
06-07-2007, 11:05 AM
I think some prequel figs would look really cool on retro Kenner cards...

I got the impression from Hasbro that any prequel "vintage" figures would simply be released on the cardback they originally came out on, not on a Kenner style card. The main plus would be getting SA, definitive versions of many of the prequel charcters, obviously. But I think the goal for them is a tribute to the original figure's release.

2-1B
06-07-2007, 11:17 AM
I got the impression from Hasbro that any prequel "vintage" figures would simply be released on the cardback they originally came out on, not on a Kenner style card. The main plus would be getting SA, definitive versions of many of the prequel charcters, obviously. But I think the goal for them is a tribute to the original figure's release.

Huh...not sure how I'd feel about that ? I suppose at my age, the prequel cardbacks are still pegwarmed into my brain so I wouldn't be interested in seeing them again any time soon.

Can't say I agree with that approach but I see what they are reaching for.

DarthQuack
06-07-2007, 12:30 PM
Why not just keep making the line for all 92 of the Vintage figs...? I know it's a dumb question because they're probably isn't a market for all of them, but it would be cool to get as many as possible. Like a cheaper way of collecting the "vintage" line.

Gothiczartan
06-07-2007, 01:45 PM
endor leia gets all the ball jointed body parts. why not endor luke?

how about the vintage style PTOF coins like luke endor, the ewoks, han solo frozen carbonite all of the with ball jointed body parts.

new sculpt a wing pilot?

barada new sculpt.

jedi master sal
06-07-2007, 02:00 PM
TheRealDubya of the ones you listed I would liek to see the following:
Walrusman
Han Bespin
Zuckuss
Luke Hoth
Leia Hoth
Luke Jedi

At 6 figures this could be the wave for next year. It's a little heavy on ESB figs, but that's the movie that is considered the best by the majority of fans, so why not?

For the Walrusman (Ponda Baba), I;d like to see a soft goods oragne coat, removable arm, on that arn the jacket would also seperate and be able to hold on by a little strip of velcro.

Han Bespin NEEDS to be done, and this one also should have a cloth Jacket, so we can use him in several scenes (Carbonite Chamber).

Well if they can do 4-Lom at the basic price, maybe not Zuckuss at the vintag price, but if they did, then I'd like to see a nice leather-like pliable material for his cloak.

Luke Hoth could be done and this one with two head. One each for before and after teh Wampa attack. Removable hat is a must.

Leia Hoth, is the "meh" one of this wave, but I wouldn't mind seeing it. Would consider getting two to make Toryn Farr (the operator who said "Ion Control-FIRE")

The no brainer in the bunch is Luke Jedi. Many people have been screaming for the definitive version of this Luke for sometime now. The one coming out later still doesn't seem to fit the bill.

Well there's my two cents.

-Sal

2-1B
06-07-2007, 02:02 PM
Why not just keep making the line for all 92 of the Vintage figs...? I know it's a dumb question because they're probably isn't a market for all of them, but it would be cool to get as many as possible. Like a cheaper way of collecting the "vintage" line.

It's not a dumb question DQ, it just makes too much sense. ;)
If they did that, it would require ACTUALLY FINISHING A REMAKE OF ALL THE VINTAGE FIGS and they don't seem to be in a rush to do that. lol lol lol

decadentdave
06-07-2007, 04:15 PM
Prequel figures on their original cardbacks in the VTSC line? That's just terrible. It's bad enough that Hasbro keeps rehashing these in the Saga Legends line but I have no desire to pay $12 for a Darth Maul figure on the Episode I card again in a sealed clamshell case. How can I wax nostalgic about the prequels when they are only a few years old? No, they need to restrict "Vintage" to the OT and then only use the original Kenner vintage cardbacks. That's the appeal of this subline is that it harkens back to the original Kenner days.

TheRealDubya
06-07-2007, 05:53 PM
TheRealDubya of the ones you listed I would liek to see the following:
Walrusman
Han Bespin
Zuckuss
Luke Hoth
Leia Hoth
Luke Jedi

At 6 figures this could be the wave for next year. It's a little heavy on ESB figs, but that's the movie that is considered the best by the majority of fans, so why not?

Well there's my two cents.

-Sal

I'm down with that list and I like the soft good recommendations. I would love to see Wicket in the Vintage line, just because I am a huge fan of that card art -- but I understand how some folks would feel ripped off by having to pay $10-$12 for such a tiny figure.

I would also be very into a POTF wave; Luke in Stormie disguise would sell like hotcakes.

bigbarada
06-07-2007, 06:40 PM
If they are going to use soft-goods, then they should only do it if sculpted clothing would restrict articulation (Tusken Raider's robes and Snowtrooper's skirt). There was no need for Greedo to have a soft-goods vest and it looked terrible, so I would not want a soft good jacket on Walrusman.

There would actually be 96 figures to redo on vintage style cards (not including the rereleases), but Hasbro's poll only mentioned 95, which I assume means that we will never see a vintage-style Yak Face (since that figure was never released in America).:cry:

The first three 2004-05 waves were movie waves, the 2006 wave seemed to be ANH heavy (4 ANH figures if you count the Lucastrooper and 2 ROTJ). The 2007 wave is ESB heavy (5 ESB figures, 1 ROTJ). So I would want at least 4 of the 6 2008 figures to be ROTJ figures.

My pics:
Luke Jedi
Weequay
Admiral Ackbar
Wicket
B-Wing Pilot
Walrusman

For 2009, they should just do a POTF wave and kill the line in true vintage style!:D
Barada
EV-9D9
Amanaman (he was $10 as a DX figure, so they can just recard him as a vintage)
Han Carbonite
Luke Stormtrooper
A-Wing Pilot

Qui-Long Gone
06-08-2007, 12:05 AM
This line is hit and miss....mostly hit....

I'd like to see

Jedi Luke (ROTJ....complete with cloak and gloved hand, removable tunic for alternate Jabba/throne room action)

Gamorrean Guard (man I love those pigs...)

Emperor (still no definitive Emperor in my humble opinion)

Walrusman (one of my first figs as a kid....)

AT AT driver or Tie Fighter (they do so well on Imperial troopers in the Vintage line)....

Mail in Slave Leia (probably not a good commercial idea for the kids, but a good mail-in....:thumbsup:)

*Wicket or Weequay or Bespin Han with Carbonite would also be a good Vintage

bigbarada
06-08-2007, 01:18 AM
Why do I keep forgetting about the Gamorrean Guard? Yes, definitely! The POTF2 version looked like crap.

Jargo
06-09-2007, 11:35 AM
Emperor (well fitting soft goods, especially the hood. ideally would come with throne but Luke's saber hilt, walking cane and force lightning would do.)
Dianoga :) (using Teryl Whitlatch's drawings a a basis. bendy neck and tentacles with rubbery body and mouth you can put stuff in so it can munch trash. needs to be fuller bodied than the flat cinema scene version.)
Zuckuss (soft goods coat, removable breathing aparatus. sidearm.)
Wooof [vintage furry apron Klaatu] (soft goods apron, vibro-pike, gun.)
Wicket W. Warwick. (spear, rebel snack bar, Leia's hemet. ewok village fire pit.)
ANH Obi-Wan Kenobi (soft goods skirt/robes. saber fighting capable articulation. complete with saber and training remote orb.)
ESB C-3PO with blast apart feature. (pull apart limbs/body. stumpy busted wire look to ends of limb parts. when put together they fit jigsaw like to hide the stumpy busted wires details.)
Sy Snootles. [original appearance design] (ball joints agogo. bendy snout. w/ microphone.)

General_Grievous
06-09-2007, 08:12 PM
From your list, I came up with the most logical choices for another Vintage wave.

Luke Jedi
Leia Hoth
Han Bespin
The Emperor
Walrus Man
Wicket

We need new versions of all of these characters.

Qui-Long Gone
06-10-2007, 11:51 AM
I would replace Bespin Han with Gamorrean Guard....every Vintage release has a Han....Unless it can with Carbonite Han....

Gothiczartan
06-10-2007, 08:11 PM
lando skiff guard
han solo frozen carbonite
luke endor
a wing pilot
wicket
c 3po pull apart
leia bespin
leia hoth
han solo bespin
luke stormtrooper
barada
klaatu skiff guard
tie fighter pilot
at at driver
at at commander

wolfedge
06-11-2007, 11:15 AM
First, a big hello to everyone. I've followed this site for a long time and this topic has urged me to chime in. I doubt hasbro will do the entire line because of character driven waves running thin and me personally not wanting to spend 10 bucks or more on all of them. I'd like to see the line run until 2010. Based on the better paint apps and the soft goods getting better, these are the figures i'd like to have in vintage.

2008: anh/esb wave:

Ponda Boba(walrusman): I think everyone is in agreement here.

Jawa: tapered soft goods done right ,proper blaster w/holster.

Luke Hoth

Leia Hoth or Bespin Gown

Dengar: Because of the recent bounty hunters. Zuckuss should follow on the 4-Lom route.

Han Bespin: Depends on the torture rack version.

2009: rotj wave (this one was difficult because of good choices)

Luke Jedi

Gamorrean Gaurd

Emperor: tapered soft goods done right.

Wicket

Lando Skiff

Royal Gaurd: see emperor

2010: POTF wave

Luke stormtrooper

Han Carbonite

Lando General

Barada

Luke Endor

Amanaman

the rest of the figs can go on basic cards. I'd like to see mail away figures for each wave. Let's say a new sculpted Tarkin, Yarna, and Slave Leia on designed retro cardback would ROCK!
Also let's get a new jabba and max rebo band done right and I'm a happy man! Thanks for hearing me out and come on hasbro!

bigbarada
06-11-2007, 09:08 PM
Nice list, but I want next year to be an ROTJ heavy wave, since 2006 was mostly ANH figures and 2007 has been primarily ESB figures. Plus the very first ROTJ wave consisted solely of vintage figures that had been recarded from the Star Wars line. There were no ROTJ-debut characters, they were all characters that had shown up in the two previous films (if you count the Special Editions). So, out of three waves, we've only gotten three ROTJ-unique figures.

So I think ROTJ is due a dedicated wave of figures.

Jaff
06-12-2007, 01:14 AM
I'm betting next year they will release these...

Luke in Jedi - Every year they have made a Luke. I know these are made for collectors, and they're trending the same. Since it was rumored last year and suggested to Hasbro last year I am betting for certain this one's in the bank.
Emperor Palpatine - They have made almost all the core characters for the old line. Palpy remains undone, and he has still not been made to his best quality in terms of the original trilogy. Thus I give him a 75% chance to be done.
Bespin Security Guard "Black" - Since they're thinking collector with VOTC, and we have yet to see a "black" security guard, this would be a viable and logical release. It's nostalgia and fulfilling a demand, plus it's a good opportunity to push out this figure without placing it on a normal blister that would endanger shelves with pegwarming. There is a far less production of VOTC than normal carded figs.
Leia in Hoth - The VOTC line is strong, but Hasbro might think that they are not making enough core characters for this line, thus I picked her.
Walrusman - I think walrusman is ready for a redo, and Hasbro has recently remade Momow, and R5 in the past year, so it would be too soon for these to be in VOTC. Thus it's either Snaggy or armless. I go with Walrusman.
Jawa - Cloth cape Jawa was another rumored one, and every set since the Stormy/Chewie wave has had one definitive Army builder (tuskin/Biker & Snowtrooper). It's logical to stretch these army builders out in an individual wave.

I'm also making a major hypothosis by betting that Hasbro will make 2 sets of VOTC next year, because they are enourmously popular, and it helps keep the line alive because we are all pumped up over these figs. Lets face it for those of us collecting since the beginning, and own over 600 figures it's getting to the point where we don't need a lot of figures. We buy the few we like to replace ones that are not as great. In the new wave 3 many are just buying the Jawa, Biggs and Concept Chewie and ignoring the other three. This will continue, and Hasbro will most likely push the VOTC to get us a new collection to complete. So I'm betting Hasbro will release a VOTC POTF wave....

Han in Carbonite
Luke in Stormtrooper
Barada "Red pants"
Imperial Dignitary
R2-D2 with lightsaber
Warok
I hope my guesses come true.

bigbarada
06-12-2007, 01:31 AM
I would actually prefer it if Hasbro just cancelled the standard figure line, any greatest hits lines, comic 2-packs, etc. and just focused on maybe 2-3 vintage style waves per year.

I think the biggest problem we are having this year is Hasbro is simply putting out too much stuff. If they were to release ony 12-18 figures per year (about the same pace as the 83-84 Kenner line), then they would have much more time to focus on each figure and should be able to fix some of the glaring problems that are vexing people so much in the recent releases.

Jaff
06-12-2007, 02:05 AM
I don't know Bigbarada. If they did that you and I would be collecting figs until we died because there are still hundreds of background characters they could make. I think they are making way too much EU this year. I like the Mcquarrie, but the EU stuff is almost equal if not more than core movie figures this year. I am a little tired of remakes too, and I agree the legends, rehash figs (unless it's for army building purposes) has to go. It hogs the space of normal figures. Rehashing figs till they are disgusting to look at ruins the quality of the fig. The shocktrooper was a very special fig for me back in 2005. I thought it was a unique rare trooper when it was originally carded. Since then it has been released in a battle pack, Saga 2 and now again, and it is now a "whatever" figure, kind of like the VOTC Darth.

On that note let every collector know and no longer accept the line that "Star Wars figs are for kids" from Hasbro. Kids will buy toys that look good to them. I have managed in retail for 10 years and once in a while a kid buys one SW figure and that's it. Some may notice a Luke and get it, but for most it's a neat looking figure that grabs them. It's not like their hunting for an Anakin or Han when they come in the toy isle. The fig they pick just looks neat to them impulsively (there are a few exceptions though). We all remember when we were young and in a toy shop. We wanted to get everything and then just bought something and then wondered why we didn't get something else instead after the glory of getting something new wore off.
SW figs are for collectors. It is clear and obvious, and I'm still stunned Hasbro is saying that it's a kid based market. When a new case of figs is put on a shelf in 24 hours it sells out. That is not kids, that's collectors. Kids clear out the pegwarmers. That's the way it works. I am speaking about the 3 3/4 figures and not the galactic hero line. Hasbro needs to stop saying "we need to make core characters for kids, we need to make core characters for kids" as an excuse for re-releasing figures or retooling them. They're just trying to keep the line dragging on, and I've made a personal commitment to stop collecting by 2010 because I'll have three kids in school by then. I will have too much expenses to be paying $8 or $9 a figure depending on inflation. I'm hoping for more background figures in the next three years. I would hate to get out of the game before they made some really great background figs.

Jargo
06-12-2007, 06:50 AM
hasbro has to say it's a kids based market because that's what hasbro produces product for in any theme/line. they nod heavily at collectors and acknowledge that they exist and therefore do stuff like the vintage figures to please. but you couldn't have a toy company that's chief demographic is four to 12 year olds just making vintage figures. from a financial POV it's clearly a suicidal notion.

Yes there's lots of stuff this year but it is the anniversary celebration year and lots of people will be hit over the head by publicity and an array of new products all over the place so hasbro is simply capitalising on that. Who could blame them for wanting to try and make money. that's why they're in business. that's what they do. The vintage line cannot exist without the revenue brought in by the regular line. sales of older figures bring profits from nothing. profits mean a healthy production budget for other products and sub lines. that means the vintage and comic book lines for example.
for every figure released to have vintage styling is pointless. In fact there are several cases where this added articulation on basic figures hurts the sculpt and turns the figure into a grotesque parody of the character it represents. especially with those ball jointed heads.
star wars is sold in the kids marketplace. that's the prime retail point. online retailers who specialise in collecibles are a separate market with a smaller uptake on stock and therefore less significant.
why else would we have galactic heroes and transformers? why else are the figures scaled to the size of a kids hand?
Take the coins this year. they're a nod to collectors. the product itself in the blister is still aimed at kids though. And the coin collecting thing is a pan generational thing anyway. a kid might start with a couple and then seek out more. I guess the great hope is that kids bug their parents and grandparents to buy them more figures so they can complete the collection as best they can. pester power in action. it moves more product off the shelves. draws people in. creates more monies for hasbro. Then hasbro can turn their attention to the collectors and do a figure like Hermie Odle. Or the vintage styled figures.......

If anything the saga legends line is more akin to a vintage line. with older figures mixed in with current. That's how Kenner managed to keep interest going. a big smorgasbord of figures in constantly mixed up cases, totally randomised they added to the range but the whole range was available all the time for the period those toys were on sale.
hasbro has a different method of keeping that ethos alive they update sculpts and refresh assortments but in principle the very fact we can still get hold of a han or Luke or stormtrooper at any given time is a good thing.

And the numbers that hasbro produces these figures in are vast. Most toy companies now have a limited run on figure waves because it's too damn expensive. Hasbro struggles with the cost too. listen to what they said about the larger accessories and the fact we better not get used to them and to enjoy them while they last. stuff like large accessories and million point articulation are what bites into the budget. It wouldn't surprise me if there's another prise rise soon on all figures. China is getting cocky and wise to the exploitative nature of Western business. The factories are pushing production costs up as workers begin to get beter pay and the Chinese economy begins to boom. There may come a time when production in China ceases due to cost.

I'm not overly concerned if the vintage line ends this year. I'll take less articulation for a basic line release on figures. I only need articulation where it's warranted like knee joints on cantina patrons and arm joints. Basic figures are cheaper. Basic figures are easier to find.

Gothiczartan
06-12-2007, 10:43 PM
http://www.rebelscum.com/TACcomicpacks06.asp

how about luke stormtrooper all new sculpt for his body because his height and still have the same helmet sculpt.

bigbarada
06-12-2007, 11:57 PM
I don't know Bigbarada. If they did that you and I would be collecting figs until we died because there are still hundreds of background characters they could make. I think they are making way too much EU this year. I like the Mcquarrie, but the EU stuff is almost equal if not more than core movie figures this year. I am a little tired of remakes too, and I agree the legends, rehash figs (unless it's for army building purposes) has to go. It hogs the space of normal figures. Rehashing figs till they are disgusting to look at ruins the quality of the fig. The shocktrooper was a very special fig for me back in 2005. I thought it was a unique rare trooper when it was originally carded. Since then it has been released in a battle pack, Saga 2 and now again, and it is now a "whatever" figure, kind of like the VOTC Darth.

On that note let every collector know and no longer accept the line that "Star Wars figs are for kids" from Hasbro. Kids will buy toys that look good to them. I have managed in retail for 10 years and once in a while a kid buys one SW figure and that's it. Some may notice a Luke and get it, but for most it's a neat looking figure that grabs them. It's not like their hunting for an Anakin or Han when they come in the toy isle. The fig they pick just looks neat to them impulsively (there are a few exceptions though). We all remember when we were young and in a toy shop. We wanted to get everything and then just bought something and then wondered why we didn't get something else instead after the glory of getting something new wore off.
SW figs are for collectors. It is clear and obvious, and I'm still stunned Hasbro is saying that it's a kid based market. When a new case of figs is put on a shelf in 24 hours it sells out. That is not kids, that's collectors. Kids clear out the pegwarmers. That's the way it works. I am speaking about the 3 3/4 figures and not the galactic hero line. Hasbro needs to stop saying "we need to make core characters for kids, we need to make core characters for kids" as an excuse for re-releasing figures or retooling them. They're just trying to keep the line dragging on, and I've made a personal commitment to stop collecting by 2010 because I'll have three kids in school by then. I will have too much expenses to be paying $8 or $9 a figure depending on inflation. I'm hoping for more background figures in the next three years. I would hate to get out of the game before they made some really great background figs.

Well, I'm actually reaching the end of my want list for Star Wars figures. If Hasbro just did a few waves decicated to Jabba's Palace/Skiff Guards, Ewoks and Battle of Endor figures; then I'd be able to walk away from this hobby pretty darned satisfied.

I do agree that Hasbro must know that collectors have kept this line alive for the past 12 years. Sometimes I believe that they are actually catering the line to scalpers. If a scalper comes in and buys ten of a popular figure to sell on ebay, Hasbro doesn't care, they've still sold ten figures and the scalper has helped them by creating perceived scarcity in the marketplace which increases demand and brings the scalper back to clear the pegs once again, putting more money in Hasbro's pocket.

wolfedge
06-17-2007, 09:10 PM
I agree bigbarada, I'd like the Rotj wave to come next year. I think I put my wave list in film order as i was writing it. As far as collectors and kids go, I think we have a little of each inside us. Hasbro will continue to stretch the line until the contract ends. As long as we get all the goods we want before it ends, I'm content! We have 'til 2017? I don't know if it lasts that long but i'ts more than enough time. I'm going to bed, goodnight my fellow hunters.

Kidhuman
06-17-2007, 09:24 PM
ROTJ makes sense next year since it will be the 25th Anniversary of it. From the movie I would like

Emperor
Rebel Commando(in vintage gear, all green)
R2 with Gadgets hanging out
DS2 Luke
Lando General Gear

Sinscia Fat'o
06-26-2007, 05:03 PM
Awesome ideas here I love this line, and its became the only star wars figures besides the comic two packs i really go after. I would love to see two lines of these next year. here's my wish list.

ANH Wave
Grand Moff Tarkin-W/ interagator droid or mouse droid, a holster for a sporting blaster.

(Walrus MAn)-removeable arm, holster for his pistol, cloth jacket...awesome figure potential here, have a bloody arm varient like Bespin luke a few years back money in the bank.

Jawa- Soft Goods cloak, ion blaster, and something else because paying 10-12 bucks for a small critter like this would be very hard espically to army build with. but the JAwa is a icon creature.

Toryn Far-Gotta have a ESB figure in the wave, and what better way to make Toryn than in this line? She would have a soft goods vest, and a head set that is removeable for the ion cannon, gotta give her a blaster of sort as well.

Palaptine- soft goods, lightsaber, cane, and force lighting would make this the definitive version of the emperor.

Line Two

Royal Guard-soft goods, removeable helmet ala Kir Kanos in actual movie gear :), Firce pike as well.

Wicket, same league as the JAwa, soft goods rag thingie on his head, and a spear would make this a great figure, maybe a stormtrooper helmet for added value.

Bib Fortuna-Soft good robes, blaster, maybe a vile of spice LOL (Like that would happen)

Wedge Antillies Just like the luke x-wing but with wedge's head. Ala new figure repaint, kit bash whatever you guys call it.

Lando (General/Hero of Tanab) Soft goods cloak, wrist comm, blaster, with holster. Great potential for a great figure.

bigbarada
06-27-2007, 01:35 AM
Awesome ideas here I love this line, and its became the only star wars figures besides the comic two packs i really go after. I would love to see two lines of these next year. here's my wish list.

ANH Wave
Grand Moff Tarkin-W/ interagator droid or mouse droid, a holster for a sporting blaster.

(Walrus MAn)-removeable arm, holster for his pistol, cloth jacket...awesome figure potential here, have a bloody arm varient like Bespin luke a few years back money in the bank.

Jawa- Soft Goods cloak, ion blaster, and something else because paying 10-12 bucks for a small critter like this would be very hard espically to army build with. but the JAwa is a icon creature.

Toryn Far-Gotta have a ESB figure in the wave, and what better way to make Toryn than in this line? She would have a soft goods vest, and a head set that is removeable for the ion cannon, gotta give her a blaster of sort as well.

Palaptine- soft goods, lightsaber, cane, and force lighting would make this the definitive version of the emperor.

Line Two

Royal Guard-soft goods, removeable helmet ala Kir Kanos in actual movie gear :), Firce pike as well.

Wicket, same league as the JAwa, soft goods rag thingie on his head, and a spear would make this a great figure, maybe a stormtrooper helmet for added value.

Bib Fortuna-Soft good robes, blaster, maybe a vile of spice LOL (Like that would happen)

Wedge Antillies Just like the luke x-wing but with wedge's head. Ala new figure repaint, kit bash whatever you guys call it.

Lando (General/Hero of Tanab) Soft goods cloak, wrist comm, blaster, with holster. Great potential for a great figure.

Well, so far the vintage figures have been limited to the 95 vintage figures that were released by Kenner in the late-70s/early-80s and it doesn't look like Hasbro is going to stray from that.

I really don't want a soft goods cowl on Wicket. I haven't seen anything from Hasbro that doesn't indicate it would just end up looking like crap. The molded plastic cowls will do just fine.

Like I've mentioned before, soft goods should only be used if molded plastic accessories would interfere with articulation. The soft goods vest on Greedo looked terrible and really ruined a great figure. Soft goods on figures like the Snowtrooper and Tusken Raider, however, were great. So, I'm a fan of soft goods, but only when necessary. I don't like to see it used frivolously.

But we do need a new Wicket, I'll agree with you there. I paid over $40 for my ROTJ carded Wicket, so getting a new version for only $10 would feel like a steal.