The Relaunch of the Vintage Collection: What/When to Expect

This morning we were able to firm up a few key details for Hasbro’s relaunch of The Vintage Collection in 2018. As you know, the first wave(s) consists of repacks from the 3.75″ Black Series line. Click on through for latest developments.

• Launching 4/20/2018 (six months from now)*
• 8 figure case packs
• MSRP $12.99

*Same date as the global launch of products for the untitled Han Solo film.

  • Lloyd Wynn

    A multi pack figure set of MODAL NODS !
    MON MOTHMA (VI) !
    LEIA from Eps. IV V VI VII VIII !
    STEELA & SAW GERERRA !

  • Bombadgungan

    I am good with all of this. 4/20/18 can’t come soon enough, as I have not found a new SA 3.75″ figure in TEN MONTHS! 8 count case packs should help. This actually makes much more sense for retailers, as I believe 8 figures is what will fit on a peg. The $12.99 retail isn’t any worse than what we’ve been paying for Walmart TBS 3.75″ figures.

  • Fire TV Stick Advisor

    Hasbro : “We have great news for collectors, We’re bringing back the Vintage Collection! Hope you all love the current size of the cards.”

    • Gloriouscollector

      What!!! Are the cards not the same size??!!!

  • beagan

    Any mention if they will continue the cardbacks as unpunched or revert back to VC Wave 1 with pre-punched cards? The samples shown so far have all been punched.

  • HothHan

    4/20? Elan Sleazebaggano confirmed as surprise Walgreen’s exclusive.

  • LaurenceQuint

    So is Aphra in the first wave???

    • Jebediaah

      No. It takes at least a year for a figure to be developed then released.

      • LaurenceQuint

        Hasn’t Aphra been in the works since May? That’s basically a year.

        • AllThePowa

          No.

  • Coleman Miller

    4/20 lol

  • Gloriouscollector

    So I’m guessing wave 1 will consist of Rey,Kylo Ren,First Order Storm Trooper,Hoth Rebel Soldier,Jyn Erso,Cassian Andor,and Imperial Death Trooper?

    • Faust

      I thought it was the Hover Tank Driver and not Death Trooper

      • Gloriouscollector

        I don’t know and what about Chelli Aphra?

        • Faust

          Hmmm, I could have sworn that Aphra was part of the 6″ Black Series?

          • JohnMorog

            It’s both, I believe. But she won’t be released this wave. The first TVC wave is:
            FO Trooper (Ep7 but imo should be ep8)
            Rey (repack)
            Kylo (repack)
            Hoth Trooper (Repack)
            Jyn (repack)
            Hovertank trooper (new figure)

            Not sure when Snoke got pushed back to.

          • ElectrifiedVader

            And so the long awaited illustrious return of TVC …dies at retail as a result of the first wave case assortment.

    • ElectrifiedVader

      Why even freaking bother re-releasing Jyn and Cassian right now? Seriously? Well, I guess all those retail stores will now have matching 6″ and 3.75″ peg warmers.

      • 80sRobot

        I really do think a lot of these figures are being “re-released” because they are overstock sitting in a warehouse of a Chinese factory. Specifically, they were never put into BS boxes to be delivered to Walmart. There have been several thousand extra loose Jyns, Cassians, Deathtroopers, etc. sitting in storage bins, and Walmart bought enough, fulfilled their obligation. So Hasbro is packing these extras onto TVC cards.

        The Shoretrooper, on the other hand, Hasbro may not have produced enough of, or Walmart bought most of the supply and are now only just starting to distribute their remaining supply in their stores. Thus, this could be why the Shoretropoer SA figure isn’t getting the TVC treatment.

  • Stanley Opiel II

    With on 15 figures coming next year and 60 percent will be repack and 0 OT NEW figures coming, I will Sat next year out, hope will get a few new OT figures in 2019. Love the cards , I’m am opener , I just can’t see buying those same one for cards. I’m glad that out overseas friends will get a chance for them though . Figure cross for 2019 though.

  • jacksonactionjackson

    So the only OT figure in this first wave is Hoth Rebel Soldier, correct?

  • darthmadonna

    The most important thing is to make those case assortments Collector friendly if this line is geared towards collectors. Huge problem the last time with carry forwards and double or triple of non army builders did not help for online case ordering.

  • Better be 8 different figures, not 4 new and then 4 dupes. Worse, I hope waves aren’t ruined with pegwarming carry-forwards accompanied by one or two new figures like TBS. But hey, I’m just glad there’s stuff I’m excited for the weekend of the “Untitled Han Solo Movie” merch push, because otherwise I’d be skipping all that junk for that stupid movie.

    • Hazzbro Jonez

      this line shouldn’t even have “carry-forwards”

  • Jebediaah

    8 figure cases! About time. Yaaaaaay!

    • JohnMorog

      Why is this better than the current 12?

  • Hazzbro Jonez

    so for the sites that don’t up-charge for full cases im hoping we’re looking at $104.99? round up to $105 for a case???
    im buying all of these but i have NO WHERE to put them. im gonna buy cases and keep them stored in the shipping cases

    • CobraSaboteur

      Agreed and same here lol. Since the case packs for the basic SW line has been 12 since 1995…I was really hoping TVC would NOT be 12 considering Hasbros atrocious case ratios as of late and it looks like my prayers were answered lol. Now if only every wave was 8 figures at 1 per case…I could die a happy man.

  • Very good. $13 isnt that much more worse than we have been paying.

  • mic windu

    Interesting thanks for the heads up, was hoping for an earlier release to cram more waves into the year. Speaking of, do you know how many waves we will be looking at for 2018 and how regular?

    Actually I’d of thought the first wave would be out earlier with a ‘Han Solo’ second wave being released for when the film merchandise drops?!? Wouldn’t that of made more sense? Chewbacca and stormtrooper repacks with a couple new figs Han, Lando, big bad.

  • Ryan Meddaugh

    On one hand you got those who haven’t gotten them cause of their hate for Walmart and or over seas lack of access… on other hand you got people who collect the Carded who will rebuy to stay consistent.. then you got people like me who just buy everything regardless.. Remember we have to support the line… so if you got spend an extra $40 or so bucks to get the couple repacks Do It! Support the Line. We as fans finally have it back after 5 years. If we hold back they’ll just cut us off again! They’ll be plenty of new figures if we do our part!

    • darthmadonna

      I will buy the repacks just for the TVC card. For new figures I will buy 2 one to open and one for that darn card.

  • Like A Bossk

    hasbro employees will be issued these new hats to celebrate the occasion. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5fe9866e3da6bbdd7cb7a918fe1d130f2756bca480ae602634445127796828d1.jpg

    • SID

      Like Force Friday was any different. Funny Disney let this “slide”.

    • Hazzbro Jonez

      what were they snokin’?

      sheeeez i might mess up and buy 2 cases cuz my eyes will be so bloodshot ..hopefully i dont get cheeto dust on my new Donald Glover action figure

    • bobcat

      haha. i was thinking the same thing… 420 release! i hope some people forget to get the cooler figs! 😉 haha

    • darthmadonna

      Hope they have some snacks for while we wait in line for the on sale. I have a feeling there will be some munchies.

  • Hazzbro Jonez

    they’ve never been in this packaging before, i don’t acknowledge the existence of the TBS mini-boxes or even those ashy larry bobo cards….so in my head this is the INITIAL release/roll-out/format for these figures debut\

    and also like NBC summer reruns in the 90’s
    “IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT, ITS NEW TO YOU”
    A LOT of people haven’t even touched or seen these figures

  • Jaken Wraith

    WOW, surprised at the $12.99 pricepoint, that will help TVC alot.

    • Mother_Talzin

      $13 is better than the rumored $15…but they might have a hard time moving repacks at that pricepoint.

  • Paulskywalker

    I know US fans are annoyed about repack of the TFA and RO, but you have to see it from the rest of the SW collecting worlds point of view this will be the first time at retail these figures will be available for the rest us.

    • Tracy Morgan

      100% agree

    • Mother_Talzin

      Valid point, and they should be widely available globally. That being said, if repacked figures pegwarm heavily in the US, it can ruin the line for everyone, since the US is the primary market.

      • Paulskywalker

        I think it’s even more of an issue these days as there are so many exclusives now. I get your point about the US market. Bit I’ve never liked Hasbro’s stance about the US being the primary market. It’s 1 country of roughly 195, from a marketing point of view surely a company would surely want the biggest customer base possible and that would be to have the world as your primary market.

    • CT-7567

      Repacks are one thing, but the first wave should be something more special.

  • CT-7567

    Interesting that the Solo stuff is only a month before the actual film. Nice to hear the MSRP isn’t higher as most of us expected. Also, as much as I look forward to the return of TVC, April is good because we can hopefully get some more TLJ stuff between now and then. Excellent post, Jayson. 🙂 Btw, do you know if there’s going to be a FF-style event for the Solo stuff? I’m not expecting to get much from that film, but a Solo FF could help get out the first TVC figures.

    • Yes, FF event starts 4/20

      • darthmadonna

        I heard Harrison Ford approves of that date.

        • CT-7567

          Does he smoke?

          • darthmadonna

            yep

      • CT-7567

        Thanks. 🙂

    • RumSleg

      Haven’t there been rumors about “Wookiee Weekend” being the name of the FF-style event for the Solo movie?

      • CT-7567

        I believe so.

      • Bombadgungan

        Has a nice ring to it!

  • Alice Charlie Scoles

    It is set up for a complete failure-h needs to pay more attention to the pegs than what Jayson and fansites are saying/showing-these BS figs have been there since tfa/rogue 1 at walmarts-clogging the pegs and I have never seen proto-fett wave ever!!

  • Chezwa

    I thought there was at least Snoke in wave 1 no? I know wave 1 was mostly repacks but thought there was gonna be one or two new figs(?)

    • Mother_Talzin

      I thought so as well, Snoke was the only figure I was interested in thus far – I’m not buying any repacks.

      • JohnMorog

        I’ll get a hoth trooper, and snoke. But I have no need for another Rey, or Kylo. I’ll get a FO trooper if they update his helmet to the ep8 one.

        • CT-7567

          I don’t think it’s an episode VIII helmet. They could have made these repacks better. Like giving the Stormtrooper some gear that they already have made. The Riot baton and shield or the heavy artillery accessories.

          • Hazzbro Jonez

            yea this is kind of dense on their part….just give us accessories from the 5poa troopers

          • JohnMorog

            It’s not, I know, I’ve just been beating a dead horse and saying they should do it as much as I can so they’ll maybe listen.

            Extra accessories would also make buying it worth it.

          • Bombadgungan

            I had no idea the Ep. VIII FO Stormtrooper helmet was different from the Ep. VII version. What changed?

          • CT-7567

            The new helmet is more streamlined and the bottom part looks less like a duck’s bill.

      • I didn’t say all of the figures in the first waves were repacks

        • darthmadonna

          Do we even know what the first wave will consist of yet?

          • I don’t care enough about this line to recall how it is broken down.

    • James

      Snoke and Hoth rebel solider, technically Hoth Rebel soldier is a repack but from the earlier TVC and not TBS 3.75” line.

      • Rebel soldier (they showed) isn’t from TVC. It is from the TLC collection

        • James

          What? That’s strange no? Why is it not TVC Hoth rebel? Was there a reason for this? Any info?

          • darthmadonna

            The TLC rebel is the more accurate Rebel Soldier to the original card art and it is actually the variant that was never released on single card.

          • James

            Bummer I was hoping to get TVC Hoth Rebel solider, I just looked up the TLC Hoth rebel on JTA’s research droid reviews. It looks pretty good, but I couldn’t tell if the knees have articulation.

          • darthmadonna

            he does and it is a great figure.

          • Jebediaah

            I am thinking that Hasbro will be re-releasing the VC68 Echo Base Soldier as well. That’s why they changed the upcoming TVC figure’s package to that odd turquoise blue color. They didn’t want two orange packaged Rebel Soldiers potentially occupying pegs at the same time.

          • Bombadgungan

            Exactly! Why is it not VC68 Rebel Soldier (Echo Base Battle Gear)??? Hasbro, please get this figure repacked next! I don’t know about everyone else, but that wave of TVC never made it to my area.

        • CT-7567

          I never got that figure so I’m looking forward to it, but a repack of the TVC Hoth Trooper would have been nice too. I never got an opener of that one.

        • Bombadgungan

          Jayson, I could have swore Hasbro showed the clean shaven Hoth Rebel from the SOTDS Defense of Hoth Battle Pack as being the one we’re getting in TVC 2.0. The one that was slated as a variant in TLC, but was never released in that line.