After a huge run up at the end of the campaign, the Vintage Collection Archive book has surpassed $231,000 in backing and is set for production! Backers of this project will not only receive the physical book, but a digital copy as well, plus a several other bonus items due to the unlocking of multiple stretch goals. Congratulations to Dave, Rich and Derryl on this amazing campaign!
From BlueMilk via Instagram
We’ve almost reached the next stretch goal for our Kickstarter campaign, so we thought we’d give you a glimpse at how we’re turning a photo of a TVC Jabba the Hutt figure into the obverse side of a coin (with a few special modifications). Please note the design is not final.
If we meet the stretch goal before the campaign ends on Sunday, all book backers get a 3-coin set featuring Jabba, Boba Fett’s Slave I, and Jabba’s Sail Barge coins (in addition to all the other unlocked stretch goals). We know this is a stretch goal many of you have been hoping gets unlocked.
We also recognize that our international backers are hit with some stiff shipping charges as a result of postage rates that are out of our control. As a token of our appreciation, all book backers with an international (non-U.S.) shipping address will receive a second coin set with the 3-coins struck in a gold color. While it may not ease the burden on the shipping costs, we hope our international friends find the ultra-limited, gold-colored coins a nice addition to their collection.
Click the coin above for an animated preview.
Amazon has finally activated the product link for the upcoming TVC Darth Revan (VC150). There is no updated image and it is currently out of stock but you can still order it and maybe it will fill at some point or maybe orders will get cancelled. It’s a crap shoot anymore with Amazon.
If you are looking to bolster your Death Trooper ranks in preparation for The Mandalorian or missed out on them when first issued on the TVC card back, sponsor DorksideToys has added them back to their site for preorder. Look for them to start arriving toward the end of July.
DorksideToys has shared with us a new image of the upcoming SDCC exclusive 40th Anniversary 6” Black Series Boba Fett (Kenner) figure . Note the inclusion of the E-11 Stormtrooper blaster rifle which wasn’t shown at SWCC. A nice decision as it’s more “Vintage Kenner-like” to include the Stormtrooper blaster.
We’ve reached our $125k stretch goal milestone and are moving on to a stretch goal that’s close to our hearts. At $150,000 all book backers will receive a recreation of the reverse-side of Kenner’s 1984 Star Wars is Forever mail-away poster (shown above) using Hasbro’s The Vintage Collection action figures and vehicles. The poster will be arranged and photographed by its original creator, Kim Simmons. Kim was the principal Star Wars photographer for Kenner between 1981 – 2000 and if you own any classic Kenner items, it’s a sure bet his photography is featured on it.
Incredibly, Kim has confirmed he still has some of the original elements he used in the 1984 poster and they’ll be included in his TVC recreation! The 18×22-inch poster comes folded in a mailer envelope, like the original.
To back the Vintage Collection Archive Edition book, hit up Blue Milk’s Kickstarter page.
Update: new details added for the $175,000 stretch goal
As a follow up to our original exclusive rumor report from April, we have acquired new UPCs and Walmart SKUs for the first wave of TVC figures slated to be released for Force Friday on October 4 for the official kick off of merchandise for Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. Interestingly, we found info for yet another Luke Skywalker from A New Hope that has a unique UPC from the Yavin Ceremony version which we first revealed in March. This could be either the Stormtrooper Disguise or X-wing pilot figure that were revealed at Star Wars Celebration, the latter of would make sense considering the release of his TVC X-wing Fighter this year.
We have also added the E9 assortment UPC and SKU (which will change for the Vintage Collection) to our Master List as well.