We are starting to really see the benefit that photo-real technology has on bringing realism to some classic characters, such as Luke Skywalker. The facial features on these figures compared to older counterparts is stunning.
And as we know, Hasbro has dug into the same well over and over many times through the years… and as long as the figures have been improvements over previous versions, many of us have happily purchased the product (nearly the same product as before).
Here we are in 2019… many of us have been invested in the modern hobby for 20+ years… so, how many characters do you want to see Hasbro visit again with photo-real? Are you willing to jump back into the prequels again with a Chancellor Palpatine, Padme, etc? Or just OT classics like Luke and Han Solo? Or not at all?
Share your thoughts after the jump!
Personal Note: I’m in it for the long haul. I’ll purchase nearly any 3.75″ product that is an upgrade over the older version… especially for the OT era. And I guess sequel era too, I just don’t have room for much prequel stuff anymore. Older versions of figures go into my custom fodder supplies.
Back in October 2018, Hasbro announced that 5 previously released TVC figures would be reissued in the Vintage Collection with Photo Real paint applications and of those 5, only Boba Fett has been MIA. After a bit of research today, I managed to find a listing stating that the updated Boba Fett (VC09) will be in a case assortment (after waves 6 & 7) and packed with carry forwards of Chewbacca, R2-D2 and the Stormtrooper.
As with any rumor, it is subject to change and/or cancellation by the manufacturer.
We are only two months away from 2019 and from what we’ve seen thus far (officially), Hasbro’s mantra is basically “what’s old is new again” thanks to the reissue of older figures (essentially repacks) but with an updated look care of Photo Real tech being applied to the 3.75″ scale. Some don’t like the approach of having so many “repacks” for super-articulated figures, especially at today’s price point. The later half of the year looks brighter for the line and, thankfully, there are a few surprises left make their way across the Dune Sea of the retail landscape…. Continue reading Rumor Report: TVC – Looking Forward to the Past