Hasbro has sent out detailed images for the as-of-yet to be fully funded Vintage Collection Jabba’s Sail Barge. Click on through to check it out.
We are only a couple months away from the relaunch of the popular Vintage Collection in stores and online. Today, we share the correct UPCs for the figures making up the first wave. We have also updated our master list to include the above numbers.
There was a lot to take in over the weekend with the new product announcements and initiatives from Hasbro at Toy Fair 2018. For an overview of the products revealed, click on through to checkout press release images for Force Link, Black Series and Vintage Collection products.
Thanks to Cargo Hold co-host Chris K. for the links.
Hasbro’s Sail Barge Crowd Funding project has just hit the 500 backer milestone. Keep checking for progress and to find out all the details about this amazing project (or better yet, to back this project yourself!) by CLICKING HERE.
Update: we’ve added a direct link in the right column of the page to keep this campaign visible on the front page and press images after the break.
Hasbro’s presentation panel for Toy Fair has started and Star Wars will wrap things up per the usual routine. We’ll post highlights of the Star Wars announcements after the break.
Hasbro’s Steve Evans has revealed the upcoming Imperial Combat Assault Tank in all its glory! Look for it on shelf Fall 2018. Check out his Instagram page by clicking on the image above, and share your thoughts on what looks to be a true gem after the jump!
For better or worse, Hasbro is going to be supplementing the upcoming TVC line with repacks.
But, this could be a good thing if Hasbro is selective about it and picks great figures where demand still exists. That way carded collectors get their TVC fix, while openers get another shot at certain figures too.
Which figures are good candidates for a repack onto a TVC cardback in your eyes? Share your thoughts after the jump!
Over the weekend, I stopped by a St. Louis based collector shop known as SAGA TOYS (great place, I highly recommend it), and was reminded of just how terrible the state of collecting Hasbro products has generally fallen over the past several years thanks to the awesome display of older TVC figures that SAGA TOYS has on their pegs.
Times are hard for collectors, and also for the retailers due to so many sublines of inferior product these days that appeal to fewer and fewer customers. We are truly hoping that Hasbro rights the ship with a great TVC line that goes on for years, brings back the glory of background aliens and droids, has a nice variety of army builders (with alternate heads), throws in a healthy splash of OT goodness, brings back good case assortments with nice distribution, makes smart use of articulation without over-engineering the figures, and puts an MSRP on the line that doesn’t doom it out of the gate.
But is that really going to happen with Hasbro’s next dive into TVC? Do you all have that much faith in Hasbro to get things back on track? Do they even know how to manage the 3.75″ line anymore with the Disney media barrage? Share your thoughts after the jump!
Listen to the latest episode of the Cantina Chatter Podcast! In this episode, I am joined by Jayson from YakFace.com and Chris from The Collectors Hutt as we discuss our hopes and expectations for the return of Star Wars The Vintage Collection. Click the link in my bio to listen on YouTube or download the episode on iTunes.