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GNT
08-30-2001, 03:05 AM
From the vintage line 1978-1985 which figure on card do you like the most maybe because of the big image on the front? or the figures on the back? Which one do you like the most???

evenflow
08-30-2001, 07:50 AM
I always liked Amanaman carded. :)

Bel-Cam Jos
08-30-2001, 12:07 PM
Best front image: ESB Imperial Stormtrooper: Hoth Battle Gear or ROJ Luke Skywalker: Jedi Knight Outfit
Best back of card: ESB cards with white AT-AT, Hoth Attack Base (or whatever), and Mini Rigs.

muskrat
09-01-2001, 03:24 AM
Favorite front, ROTJ dessert scene Boba Fett, my favorite back is the ESB 48 back (blue backs)

bigbarada
09-03-2001, 11:06 PM
Mine would have to be 12-back Han. I always liked the simplicity of the original SW card designs and Han has the best reference photo IMO. Now if I could only afford one.:(

Lobito
09-04-2001, 04:33 PM
Its between Yoda and Anakin, i just love the colors in those cards as well in the figures. (Yoda with orange snake that is!!)

GNT
09-08-2001, 10:05 PM
My favourite carded figures are:

Snaggletooth
- Cool figure,I like his card cause it just looks cool :)


Fx-7
- Nothing better than a droid with so many hands,Like snaggletooth it shows a picture not from the movie :)

Magnolia-Fan
09-09-2001, 02:15 AM
I was always a big fan of "Head Man"

http://www.toysrgus.com/images-speci/yglesias/headman.jpg

bigbarada
09-09-2001, 02:50 AM
lol Magnolia-Fan! Was he in ROTJ or ESB? I can't seem to remember.:D ;) :cool:

Magnolia-Fan
09-09-2001, 01:08 PM
He's actually one of the clones fom the next movie. :eek:

Kenner was quite ahead opf their time back then. :p

Magnolia-Fan
09-09-2001, 01:12 PM
In fact, "Attack of the Clones" is a dummy title, like "Blue Harvest."

The new movie is actually called, "Starswar Episode II: Uzay Savascilari."

bigbarada
09-09-2001, 01:19 PM
Y'know at this point it wouldn't surprise me. It's GL's way of saying, "Up yours, fanboys!"

GNT
09-10-2001, 01:49 AM
Originally posted by Magnolia-Fan
Kenner was quite ahead opf their time back then. :p

Tes they were :)

Bel-Cam Jos
07-28-2006, 04:10 PM
It's been almost 5 years and we still haven't found out how GNT knew that Magnolia-Fan's real name was Tes.

With the VOTC figures coming out, anyone have a new opinion on this thread topic?

bigbarada
07-28-2006, 05:52 PM
Wow, the last time I replied to this topic was exactly two days before 9/11.:sad:

Anyways, interestingly enough my favorite would still have to be the 12-back Han Solo. The VOTC figure has really only cemented that in my mind as the favorite.

Next up would have to be the ROTJ Biker Scout. Another great combination of a cool character, a great card design and a clean reference photo (that didn't have to be overly airbrushed like the Klaatu and Gamorrean Guard photos).

ROTJ Chewie, with the ROTJ photo would be number three for me. We got a remake of this with the VOTC line, but they used the old ANH photo, even though Chewie was sculpted with his ROTJ hairstyle.:stupid:

Banthaholic
07-28-2006, 07:54 PM
Favorite card is the Vintage Power Droid. The Emperor's Royal Guard also has a decent lloking card as does Digntary Sim Aloo

Jaff
08-01-2006, 08:25 AM
ROTJ Luke. I have him hanging on my wall, and like ESB IG-88 and POTF Amanaman I love to look at it.

DarkArtist
08-01-2006, 06:55 PM
I'm torn between the ESB Bespin Leia with the profile portrait or the ESB Bespin Luke with the walking photo.

The ROTJ Luke Jedi would have to be my third favorite, followed closly by the ESB Yoda.

vader121
08-02-2006, 01:51 PM
ANH = Boba Fett (1), Stormtrooper (2), Luke Xwing pilot (3)
runner-up: Tusken Raider
ESB = Luke Hoth (1), At At Commander (photo) (2), Hoth Rebel soldier (3)
runner-up: Snowtrooper
ROTJ = Luke Jabba palace (1), Biker Scout (2), Weequay (3)
runner-up: Bwing pilot (photo)
POTF = Luke Stormtrooper (1), Amanaman (2), Han carbonite (3)
runner-up: Imperial Gunner

trandoshan666
08-02-2006, 02:54 PM
Emperor's Royal Guard is my favorite. The black Bespin Security Guard looked really good, too.

Slicker
08-02-2006, 04:02 PM
For me it would have to be Amanaman. He's just a creepy looking creature and his card has a great picture of him just chillin

JON9000
08-02-2006, 04:37 PM
ANH R2-D2

because the later versions were so lame. I wish they had kept the original cardback instead.

TheRealDubya
08-02-2006, 05:00 PM
ANH R2-D2

Totally -- that is certainly one of the best cards.

My picks:
ANH: Hammerhead
ESB: Han Solo Hoth
ROTJ: Luke Jedi
POTF: Luke Stormtrooper, if only because when I saw it on the shelf at age 10, I couldn't believe they had made something so cool. (Remember back then we had no idea what was coming down the pipe.) Lando General is a also a sharp design.

Jayspawn
08-18-2006, 09:28 AM
I'm partial to the original 12. Especially R2.

I think Boba Fett and Yoda look cool too.

2-1B
08-18-2006, 11:13 AM
Anakin Skywalker cuz he's EU

Bel-Cam Jos
08-18-2006, 03:27 PM
Anakin Skywalker cuz he's EUIs that "eww..." or "E.U." Caes? ;)
Isn't the Walrusman card like that (painted pic, rather than actual photo), too?

Slicker
08-18-2006, 03:46 PM
Is that "eww..." or "E.U." Caes? ;)
Isn't the Walrusman card like that (painted pic, rather than actual photo), too?Nope. His is a stock photo. I wanna say that the only two cards that are painted artwork are Anakin and Prune Face.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-18-2006, 05:08 PM
Nope. His is a stock photo. I wanna say that the only two cards that are painted artwork are Anakin and Prune Face.Well, technically, the SW Boba Fett is partially painted (the flames?). Prune Face looks like a stock photo to me. [will look for images to include]

Slicker
08-18-2006, 05:18 PM
That's the one.

It's the space scene Fett and Anakin that are painted.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-18-2006, 05:21 PM
Here's whats I done digged up here at SSG:

Walrusman (http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showphoto.php?photo=9541&cat=3343)

Prune Face (http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showphoto.php?photo=12445&cat=3221)

Anakin Skywalker (http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showphoto.php?photo=13991&cat=3557)

Boba Fett? Boba Fett? Where? (http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showphoto.php?photo=9233&cat=3322)

I still argue that WM (not Wal*Mart :p ) is painted.

LusiferSam
08-18-2006, 07:22 PM
Is that "eww..." or "E.U." Caes? ;)
Isn't the Walrusman card like that (painted pic, rather than actual photo), too?
That's correct. Walrus Man's card picture is not a photo. My sorry to tell you Slicker, but your wrong both accounts.

Slicker
08-18-2006, 07:26 PM
It appears that the results for the life exam have come in and I've failed.



Oh, well. I guess I can always start being a Trekkie...

2-1B
08-18-2006, 11:57 PM
I meant Anakin is EU not because he's painted but because he's not in the movie like that anymore. :D :D :D

I never realized they faked the PruneFace but I totally remember the suckiness of the painted WalrusMan...why they did that I have no idea. :rolleyes:

By the way, I miss these old names. :) WalrusMan is a GREAT name ! :)

LusiferSam
08-19-2006, 12:44 AM
I meant Anakin is EU not because he's painted but because he's not in the movie like that anymore. :D :D :D
All that does it. We need to make a rule if your going to be a vintage collector that you need to swear an oath, on your vintage collection, that: A. Han is that only one the shoots in the cantina and B. that Sebastian Shawn is Anakin at the end of ROTJ. Otherwise you shouldn't be able to play with us. :D ;) :D

COMMANDERCODY2795
08-19-2006, 09:48 AM
lol Magnolia-Fan! Was he in ROTJ or ESB? I can't seem to remember.:D ;) :cool:



he was a turkish bootleg in a small line,the only other one i know of is the uzay stars wicha are pretty much blue snow troopers. so the uzay star get my vote.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-19-2006, 05:26 PM
I meant Anakin is EU not because he's painted but because he's not in the movie like that anymore. :D :D :D

I never realized they faked the PruneFace but I totally remember the suckiness of the painted WalrusMan...why they did that I have no idea. :rolleyes:

By the way, I miss these old names. :) WalrusMan is a GREAT name ! :)Sebastian Shaw is THE MAN! Hayden Christiansen is the boy who became a man. Long live THE MAN!

Others in the great name category:
- Hammerhead
- Sand People
- Snaggletooth
- Death Squad Star Destroyer Commander
- Han Solo :rolleyes:

COMMANDERCODY2795
08-21-2006, 12:03 PM
:D lol. that's funny!

JON9000
06-22-2007, 12:57 PM
I also have discovered a fondness for X-wing Luke on the Star Wars card

vader121
06-22-2007, 01:51 PM
My current Favs ...

ANH = Stormtrooper, Luke (pilot), Tusken Raider
ESB = Tie Fighter pilot, Luke (hoth), Hoth Soldier
ROTJ = Biker Scout, Weequay, Emperor
POTF = Luke (storm), Han (carb), Imperial Gunner

Rebo's_Guitarist
06-22-2007, 04:55 PM
Tri-Logo Luke in gunner station.

bigbarada
06-23-2007, 11:14 AM
I'm going to revisit this thread and rank the figures by card designs.

Return of the Jedi - this is my favorite of the vintage card designs, mainly because it's the one that holds the most memories for me. 90% of my Star Wars collection as a kid came attached to these cards.

The ROTJ line tends to have the best cards designs IMO, since by the time Kenner started planning out this line, they had already developed a great working relationship with Lucasfilm and pretty much got everything they needed. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if most of the ROTJ card photos were taken by Lucasfilm specifically for the action figures.

1. Biker Scout - the best combination of a cool character and a great reference photo.
2. Wicket - an iconic Star Wars character and a great photo, my only complaint is that yellow field behind Wicket is a little large and Wicket almost gets lost in it.
3. Jedi Luke - an interesting choice of a reference photo, considering the Jedis' dislike of blasters; but it's still a very action charged shot with lots of cool alien characters in the background (each sold seperately:) ). This figure MUST be remade in the current vintage-style line, it's just too iconic for Hasbro to overlook it.
4. Weequay - I love the photo with nothing but sky in the background, it gives it an almost ethereal quality and has a completely different feel when compared to some of the overly dark Jabba's courtiers' photos.
5. Boba Fett (desert scene) - I like this one much better than the flamethrower shot, and really wish that Hasbro would rerelease the VOTC Boba Fett with this photo.

There are tons of other great card designs from ROTJ, but these are the ones that stand out in my mind the most.

Star Wars - this is the most iconic of card designs and really should be number one; but it just doesn't hold the same place in my heart, since most of the 1977-79 figures I got as a kid were secondhand and I never saw the cards until I was in high school.

1. Han Solo - as I mention before, the best combination of a cool character and a great reference photo.
2. Artoo-Detoo - this was the only Star Wars figure I ever got on the card and it was actually the very first toy that I was allowed to pick out for myself (I was four years old). The best of the vintage Artoo card designs.
3. Luke X-Wing - full body shots are always a plus for reference photos and this one just has great colors. Blue and orange are contrasting colors and they energize each other when they are combined, which is what gives this carded figure a sense of movement and excitement.
4. Snaggletooth - the only figure with a Holiday Special reference photo, how can you not love it?
5. Sand People - these guys scared the crap out of me when I was a kid, so I don't think I would have liked the card back then, but it's still a great one.

Empire Strikes Back - The main reason that this one gets third for me is the shape of the logo tends to eat up too much of the reference photos.

1. Han Solo (Bespin Outfit) - ESB was, IMO, Han Solo at his absolute best and this reference photo conveys his cocky and irreverent attitude perfectly.
2. Princess Leia (Hoth Outfit) - while some consider this to be Leia's worst outfit in the films, I always thought that the "buttoned-up librarian" look was a perfect contrast to Han Solo's scoundrel attitude. It's my favorite of the Leia reference photos and, to me, is probably the sexiest if you like that "uptight girl who's really wild at heart" look.:lipsrsealed:
3. AT-AT Driver - I love the close-up of the helmet in the ref photo, it's just too bad that it is placed in such a way that the special offer stickers almost always end up smack dab in the center of his face, making a displayable carded figure very hard to find.
4. 2-1B - no real reason just a great photo
5. Ugnaught - see #4

Power of the Force - the shrunken reference photos really hurt this one for me and I was never to crazy about the POTF logo either.

1. Barada - I wouldn't have named myself after him if I didn't really like the figure. I always really liked the design of the Barada character in the film, it's just too bad that the figure didn't really capture any of that. This is also when we started to see the early signs of steroid-use that became as clear as day in the POTF2 line. Still my favorite, warts and all.
2. Amanaman - just because the figure looks HUGE on that card and he really stands out when displayed with the rest of the figures.
3. Han Carbonite - another huge looking figure (even though it's really just a huge accessory) and I think it's funny that they put Han behind the carbonite block... probably trying to conceal his steroid pumped body (especially that neck!) and lack of eyebrows.
4. A-Wing Pilot - I don't usually like the reference photos that just show a vehicle and not the actual character, but this one is different to me for some reason. I think it's just the combination of colors and the fact that I like the A-Wing design so much.
5. Luke Battle Poncho - there was a noticeable downturn in quality with the POTF line and it was never more evident than when you looked at Endor Luke. Still something about the combination of the figure and the card photo has something that I really like. Even though that reference photo is almost like rubbing salt in the wound when you realize that Luke's helmet is molded onto his head.

Droids/Ewoks - Not really much of a category here.

1. A-Wing Pilot - I just love that drawing, I could write a whole story based on that picture.
2. Boba Fett - same reason, great artwork.