View Poll Results: What do you think of the OTC line's re-releases?

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  • I love it, I'll be buying this great older stuff!

    119 25.98%
  • It makes sense, gives new folks a chance at jumping in

    86 18.78%
  • Don't love it, but as a completist, I'll be buying it all anyway

    46 10.04%
  • I don't really care, neither like it nor hate it

    49 10.70%
  • Dislike it, wanted more new stuff, I already have most of this

    158 34.50%
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  1. #1

    What do you think of the OTC re-releases?

    When Lucasfilm releases the Original Trilogy on DVD this Fall, Hasbro will be shifting the Star Wars line's focus to the "Original Trilogy Collection". A large portion of the OTC line will be "hall of fame" style re-releases, taking some popular older figures and vehicles and repackaging them in the OTC line with little or no changes to the actual toy in order to appeal to new collectors who missed out over the past decade while those products were originally being released. This is a controversial move though, since amidst all these re-released figures are only 2 waves of actual new figures, so current collectors will have almost no new product to buy in the second half of this year. Granted the idea is hardly new, the vintage line was run largely in this fashion, but that was twenty years ago and times have definitely changed. So what is your position on the OTC line's re-releasing frenzy?

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  2. #2
    I don't see it as a big deal. Because while there's only two waves of 'Basic' figures that are new. There are the 'OTC "Vintage" Figures as well. So it's not like there won't be 'new' figures for those that are looking to buy. Plus the Super-Articulated Vintage Figures are twice as much as the regular figures, so it's nice to not have both to worry about. Frankly, looking at the list it's not really that bad. Here's the line-ups.

    Original Trilogy Collection: Basic Figures
    [ ] - #01 - Luke Skywalker - Dagobah (New)
    [ ] - #02 - Yoda - Dagobah (New)
    [ ] - #03 - Obi-Wan Kenobi - Dagobah (New)
    [ ] - #04 - R2-D2 - Dagobah (New)
    [ ] - #05 - Luke Skywalker - Pilot (POTJ)
    [ ] - #07 - Han Solo - Flight To Alderaan (POTF2 - Commtech)
    [ ] - #08 - Chewbacca - Mechanic (POTJ)
    [ ] - #09 - Princess Leia - Death Star Captive (POTF2 - New Likeness)
    [ ] - #10 - Darth Vader (Saga - Throne Room Duel)
    [ ] - #11 - Scout Trooper (POTJ)
    [ ] - #12 - R2-D2 - Tatooine Mission (POTJ - Naboo Escape)
    [ ] - #13 - C-3PO - Death Star Rescue (Millenium Minted Coin)
    [ ] - #14 - Boba Fett - The Pit Of Carkoon (Saga)
    [ ] - #15 - Ben Kenobi - ANH (POTJ)
    [ ] - #16 - Stormtrooper - Death Star Chase (POTF2 Commtech)
    [ ] - #17 - Wicket (POTF2)
    [ ] - #18 - Princess Leia - Bespin (NEW)
    [ ] - #19 - Cloud Car Pilot (NEW)
    [ ] - #20 - Lobot (NEW)
    [ ] - #21 - Tie Fighter Pilot (Saga)

    Original Trilogy Collection: "Vintage" Figures
    Wave 1: Luke, Obi-Wan, Han Solo, Princess Leia - July
    Wave 2: Darth Vader, C-3P0, Yoda, Lando Calrissian - August
    Wave 3: Stormtrooper, Chewbacca, R2-D2, Boba Fett - September

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  3. #3
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    I will be buying as many as the new stuff as Ican find. The repacks can rot the pegs IMO.
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  4. #4
    "It makes sense, gives new folks a chance at jumping in"

    I've no problem with the re-releases either. I'm looking forward to getting another shot at a few of them. The carded C-3PO will be nice. No doubt, there's going to be plenty to spend my money on... if only I can find the stuff.

  5. #5
    I don't really care either way. I won't be buying any re-carded stuff if I already have it. If people didn't get a figure the first this a great way for them to get it.
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  6. #6
    Yeah, I feel the same way as LusiferSam on this.

    Don't really care... I would probably buy a few certain ones if they look really great in the new packaging (with the background picture and all), but it wouldn't make any difference to me if they were released or not.

  7. #7
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    As a "loose-completist" (I'm a quoted hyphenated collector ) I usually open everything anyway. But I do have a collection slowly growing of items which seem to be designed to stay packaged, such as the Convention exclusives and the 25th Anniversary sets just to name a couple. These Original Trilogy items fall into that category.

    The interesting thing is that I see history repeating itself somewhat. Interest in Star Wars collecting seems to be waning just as it did post-ROTJ. Looking back, it is those figures that currently command the most interest and money for investment and collecting opportunities. As legions of former-fans and collectors turn their backs on more and more items like this (and the Target collector cups), these will be the truly "hard to find" collectables for the following decade and beyond. The normal runs of figures that everybody and their mother made sure to get 2 of (one to open, one to keep C-10 ) will be virtually worthless while these scorned items will truly be the things worth having.

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by kidhuman
    I will be buying as many as the new stuff as Ican find. The repacks can rot the pegs IMO.
    Im in complete agreement. I don't see the point in being skint just to have new packets on figures I already have. Will be wanting the Dagobah and vintage figures myself.

  9. #9

    Angry this is outragouse

    Come on hasbro what are you thinking i was doin good to get any of the new figures now all of a sudden theres all these old ones forget tha past unless you improve the articulation hay heres an idea have the stores send all the old ones back for credit and replace them for the new figures...LETS MOVE FORWARD PEOPLE..!!!

  10. #10
    I was pumped about it at first, but now just wish there were more different figures. Not as happy as I first thought.
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