• Hasbro The Vintage Collection Slave I Amazon Exclusive Pre-order Begins

      Amazon.com now has their exclusive Hasbro The Vintage Collection Slave I from The Empire Strikes Back available for pre-order!



      Enter a galaxy of adventure and imagination with Star Wars toys. This incredible saga of good versus evil in a galaxy far, far away includes some of the greatest heroes and villains of all time. Recreate exciting scenes from the films, television series, books and games with the action figures and vehicles. Pretend to be a favorite character with role-play gear including Light sabers, blasters and masks. There is something for everyone young and old for playtime adventures and awesome collections. Jedi Knights, Sith Lords, bounty hunters and aliens of all kinds are here. For over 30 years, Star Wars has fueled imaginations and thrilled children and adults with the adventures of Luke Skywalker as he learns the ways of the Jedi, the dark villainy of Darth Vader, the wisdom of Yoda and the exciting events that reach across an entire galaxy. May the Force be with you. Star Wars toys are produced by Hasbro under license from Lucas film Ltd.

      Retail price is $99.99 and will ship on August 15th. Thanks to Mike for the tip!

      Pre-order yours now from Amazon.com
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      Comments 63 Comments
      1. morpheus282's Avatar
        morpheus282 -
        Quote Originally Posted by Mr. JabbaJohnL View Post
        The price has been lowered to $69.99, thankfully. The placard said it would be that price at SDCC and now Amazon has updated accordingly. Hopefully this will move more units now.
        I just saw that, and since it's only $5 more than my previously stated "fair price" I put in a preorder. God only knows where I'm going to put the thing though - if I'm judging the pictures of the last release correctly it looks huge.

        Now if they'd only drop the TIE by $10 I'd be really happy.
      1. sith_killer_99's Avatar
        sith_killer_99 -
        RS is reporting that Amazon shipping is a hot mess right now. One guy got his shipped without a box, they just slapped the shipping label on the package and it arrived in HORRIBLE shape. Then another customer received his double boxed (Hasbro white mailer wrapped and put inside a regular box) which arrived in pristine condition.

        I am planning on ordering one of these, but I will wait a few days until they get the shipping problem worked out.

        Amazon has been notified about the problem.
      1. Maradona's Avatar
        Maradona -
        I preordered mine awhile ago and am quite concerned about this shipping fiasco. My Omega Supreme had a dinged corner when they shipped it to me earlier this year.
      1. sith_killer_99's Avatar
        sith_killer_99 -
        No worries, look like Amazon is fixing this, they will mail out all vehicles in white mailer box inside a shipping box and will replace any wrongly shipped Slave I's no questions asked.

        WOW, that's how to treat a customer!
      1. El Chuxter's Avatar
        El Chuxter -
        I think someone or someones at the warehouse level screwed up. I've gotten a few Joe exclusives from Amazon before, and they always come in a plain brown mailer box, which contains the white box from Hasbro (and it's been packed with paper or bubbles each time, never a tight fit or one of their sloppy "toss it in a huge box or tiny envelope and hope it makes it there safe" fiascoes), which keeps the interior packaging in mint condition or close to it. (Kinda like SK99 said they'll be doing from now on.) Amazon should never have slapped a label on the white box, or, worse, taken the ship out and put the label on the actual packaging.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Mine is going to show up tomorrow. I had to take Amazon to task for overcharging me and not honoring the pre-order price guarantee, they refunded me the $30 difference but I shouldn't have to do that. Hopefully the shipping box disaster is a one-off mistake.
      1. jamesbondo07's Avatar
        jamesbondo07 -
        I got mine yesterday and it was shipped in the white box. The front is in pristine condition but the sides have a couple of good dents in them.
      1. sith_killer_99's Avatar
        sith_killer_99 -
        Quote Originally Posted by jamesbondo07 View Post
        I got mine yesterday and it was shipped in the white box. The front is in pristine condition but the sides have a couple of good dents in them.
        Contact Amazon, they have said that they will make this right no questions asked. Sorry to hear about your luck. Looks like I better get mine on order as these will become harder to find as the damaged ones get sent back.
      1. Snowtrooper's Avatar
        Snowtrooper -
        Some people are saying when you make an order, say its a gift so they put some kind of cover on it. I didn't learn about that until later so I'm waiting to see what kind of shape mine comes in.
      1. sith_killer_99's Avatar
        sith_killer_99 -
        Well, Amazon put a stop to the sales. The site says "Currently Unavailable" and the following statement appears:

        This item is currently unavailable because customers have told us there may be something wrong with our inventory of the item, the way we are shipping it, or the way it's described here. (Thanks for the tip!)

        We're working to fix the problem as quickly as possible.
        So it looks like they are fixing the problem, but it's hard to say when they will open up sales again. :-/
      1. Darth Metalmute's Avatar
        Darth Metalmute -
        I got mine today and it came without a box, opened, and completely smashed up. Who do you talk to to get a replacement?
      1. sith_killer_99's Avatar
        sith_killer_99 -
        Amazon customer service 1-888-280-3321

        Report is that the problem is widespread, some shipping without parts and word is Amazon has been offering refunds in lieu of exchanges.
      1. sith_killer_99's Avatar
        sith_killer_99 -
        http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Stri...ref=pd_sim_t_1

        Someone posted a dozen pictures to the Amazon site showing the damaged box! Wow.
      1. DarkJedi5's Avatar
        DarkJedi5 -
        Got mine yesterday. Came in the white mailer inside a larger brown box packed with paper. Guess I'm one of the lucky ones....
      1. sith_killer_99's Avatar
        sith_killer_99 -
        Quote Originally Posted by DarkJedi5 View Post
        Got mine yesterday. Came in the white mailer inside a larger brown box packed with paper. Guess I'm one of the lucky ones....
        That's good news, congrats!

        Hopefully the problem isn't as widespread as some people fear, and Amazon will be able to get this back on track.
      1. Snowtrooper's Avatar
        Snowtrooper -
        From some of the comments I've been reading, it sounds like where it ships from can make a big difference on how it arrives. The problem area seems to be when it ships from Virginia(where mine is coming from unfortunately). Those are the ones arriving without any kind of outer box. The ones shipping out of Arizona, not so much.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Quote Originally Posted by Snowtrooper View Post
        From some of the comments I've been reading, it sounds like where it ships from can make a big difference on how it arrives. The problem area seems to be when it ships from Virginia(where mine is coming from unfortunately). Those are the ones arriving without any kind of outer box. The ones shipping out of Arizona, not so much.
        That sounds likely. Mine came from AZ and barely had any damage. The damage on mine was clearly caused BEFORE shipping because mine came in an Amazon box with some paper stuffing and the white Hasbro box inside, the white box was dented on one edge, no way that happened in shipping because there's nothing that could have hit the corner in that box.

        The actual package box had a corresponding dent on the edge, less pronounced, no big deal to me. The main box was upside down in the white box, and on opening, the inner tray was loaded upside down as well. I don't have many of these vintage-style boxes, but this is much more matte and gritty to the touch.

        The ship needs to be put together horizontal, the wings anyway. Paint is pretty good, greener than the model on the box and not quite as sharp in some areas, but good. 6 stickers plus as many pre-applied, they are not like anything I can remember, clear tinted thin shallow matte plastic, none are too difficult to get on but the front pair aren't obvious - the pic on the box top shows their placement.

        Sculpt is good, lots of details all over, inside hatches too. Features are plentiful but could maybe use more. The sliding ramp is difficult to open without a tool, and leads to a wall, not a working door. The left side panel hinges up and stays up, is not removable. The front canopy and panel hinge up and does not stay up by itself, it also pops open easily, but is removable.

        The Han Solo block is hollow in the back and is somewhat thick from the side. The body sculpt is ok, a bit weird texture but not bad. The nose on mine has been flattened, the block fits snug on the sides but plenty of room above, so I dunno what is up there.

        The big feature is the rotating wings unlocking the rotating cockpit, it works on mine but the wings need to be pushed hard to lock in fight position, there's a click past what feels like the end of travel.
      1. sith_killer_99's Avatar
        sith_killer_99 -
        So is this bigger than the OTC Slave I?
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Quote Originally Posted by sith_killer_99 View Post
        So is this bigger than the OTC Slave I?
        Considerably. Found this comparison of the originals of each: http://www.flickr.com/photos/darthray/5064142572/
      1. sith_killer_99's Avatar
        sith_killer_99 -
        Quote Originally Posted by JediTricks View Post
        Considerably. Found this comparison of the originals of each: http://www.flickr.com/photos/darthray/5064142572/
        Hmmm...looks about the same size as the OTC version that came with Boba Fett. I am looking at this picture so it's a little difficult to compare, but the OTC version is a good bit taller than Boba Fett when laid down flat.

        http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?i...lave1boxfr.jpg
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