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    Return of the VINTAGE-style Cardbacks!!!

    This could determine the Episode 2 cardback style:


    In Hasbro's Voting Chamber (not the bracket tournament) you can vote on your favorite packaging (card backs). VINTAGE's full pictures are up there vs. POTF2, E1, POTJ, etc.

    Looks like they're going to see if we want vintage style packaging back again.

    HECK YEAH!


    They show Obi-Wan Kenobi on:

    1) 12-back, ANH

    2) Return of the Jedi (still vintage - full size pic, but splits vintage votes)

    3) POTF2 (green card Holosticker)

    4) POTJ (Millennium Falcon, Jedi Training)

    5) E1 (Jedi Apprentice, soft goods)


    Currently, Power of the Jedi (??? !#$@!!!) is winning because Hasbro must want to self-aggrandize itself, as POTJ is better than any modern card - however, with VINTAGE split between ANH and ROTJ, each old-school style gets only half the votes, and POTJ takes the lead).

    Defeat the evil plans of Hasbro's self-congratulating marketing team and show 'em we want full-size right-out-of-the-movie action photo cards like the old days.

    I strongly urge you to log on to Hasbro's site and vote for Obi-Wan's card from Return of the Jedi (better picture) and poor the heat on! POTJ is going down!

    (if you all absolutely agree it should be the ANH card, then make it that one. But don't let them split the VINTAGE vote! ROTJ actually says the movie name, though. Not just "Star Wars." In that case, new figure packages could say "Attack of the Clones" not just Star Wars.)

    So I thought I'd make that distinction about the two choices of VINTAGE card backs.

    Let's go guys. The Force is with us!

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    I think its too late for Hasbro to change the cards now to vintage style....
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    Well... even if YOU think it is... It may not be!

    Seriously... let's tell Hasbro what we want! After all... they have gone back to the custom cards, so why not get the picture large enough to see and appreciate. This is what made collecting the vintage line so much fun!

    Great graphics and sturdy products!

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    Is this an election year?

    I kinda like the original vintage cards best. But what I really want to see is a return to the vintage "backs" where we can see what has come out and what to expect in the near future. You know, a checklist!

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    Originally posted by GNT
    I think its too late for Hasbro to change the cards now to vintage style....
    Well, it's definitely too late now because they're being packaged in lame-o full-bubble cards. See starwars.hasbro.com for the pix.
    "I'm just a YES man trying to make my way in the universe." - Jango McCallum

    "Good dialogue and smooth editing are no match for a good YES man by your side, kid." - George Lucas

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    It's interesting. I don't particularly like it, but then again, the guys are liberated from the packaging in my house so it doesn't matter too much.

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    It has that vintage feel to it,but cool nonethe less!
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    Vintage should stay in the past.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    Kylo Ren - came from Space Brooklyn, although he moved to Space Williamsburg before it was trendy.

    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    Vintage should never stay in the past,if it wasn't for the vintage line we wouldn't have anything at all
    GNT
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    You fool, my reach is far greater than the Jedi.Only a Sith can wield the force over such a great distance.'' - Darth Sidious

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    If vint didn't stay in the past, we'd still have figures that look nothing like the actors that do nothing but stand at attention. We move forward because otherwise we stagnate, ie - the original '85 POTF line's quick demise. Vint is fun and nostalgic, but do you really think there'd be a ton of SW collectors these days if Darth Vader still wore a vinyl sleeveless trenchcoat or 12" Luke had a Ken-doll face or Stormtroopers had no neck?
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    Kylo Ren - came from Space Brooklyn, although he moved to Space Williamsburg before it was trendy.

    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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