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new 40th anniversary figures from hasbro

Postby grinchy » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:36 pm

Just seen this online
the new figures for the 40th wave, non poseable diecast with base and inserts
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Also 6 inch scale static pieces like the star wars unleashed line , I'm impressed,
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Re: new 40th anniversary figures from hasbro

Postby chiffy » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:31 pm

Utter bilge! :evil:
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Re: new 40th anniversary figures from hasbro

Postby tobedesu » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:49 am

The "centrepiece" range may be interesting.
Thought we might get something more in the way of action figures.

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Re: new 40th anniversary figures from hasbro

Postby grinchy » Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:39 pm

apparently we are also getting the first twelve released as six inch black series to, my wallet is already groaning, :D
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Re: new 40th anniversary figures from hasbro

Postby db94 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:31 pm

Fingers crossed we get the return of the Vintage Collection 3 3/4 line as well.
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Re: new 40th anniversary figures from hasbro

Postby StarWarsFan » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:02 pm

Not what I had in mind. Sigh.

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Re: new 40th anniversary figures from hasbro

Postby db94 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:25 pm

Loving the packaging, shame they included the prequel jets with R2.
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Re: new 40th anniversary figures from hasbro

Postby grinchy » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:58 pm

love the packaging on them, i'm guessing we will see more this weekend as its toyfare
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Re: new 40th anniversary figures from hasbro

Postby db94 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:40 pm

Going to have to buy all these, fingers crossed we get something similar in the 3 3/4 range
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Re: new 40th anniversary figures from hasbro

Postby SAVORY100 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:58 pm

I expect (reading above) that I'll be in the minority with my thoughts on these... but...

How utterly uninspiring... Jeez why someone at Hasbro can't design anything original is beyond me. Rehashing the vintage cards is literally the most boring and obvious option. Folks with no interest in packaging and design could've put them together, its not clever. I guess it has an element of collectors will love it, but surely collectors want more than the same old cardback design rolled out again with a different figure in the bubble on the surface?!?!

Is it that the customers for this product are so unable to see past the obvious themselves? Is it that there is such a void in art/design at schools that we've grown up to see this level of work as the norm and therefore acceptable, or at times lauded as something its not.. its like the emperors new clothes! :roll:

When Gentle Giant made direct replicas in a large scale, that was at least interesting, but this is just the lowest common denominator of design.

Look around and see the amazing artwork that folk like Mark Daniels, Dan Tearle and Ali Eales create based on vintage toys and characters to understand how much better and more interesting this line could've been. I get that its a 40th anniversary product, but why not be inspired by history instead of just trying to replicate it?!?!?

As someone with an Art & Design education working in Buying I find it all just a little bit depressing...
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Re: new 40th anniversary figures from hasbro

Postby Stuart Skinner » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:49 pm

SAVORY100 wrote:I expect (reading above) that I'll be in the minority with my thoughts on these... but...

How utterly uninspiring... Jeez why someone at Hasbro can't design anything original is beyond me. Rehashing the vintage cards is literally the most boring and obvious option. Folks with no interest in packaging and design could've put them together, its not clever. I guess it has an element of collectors will love it, but surely collectors want more than the same old cardback design rolled out again with a different figure in the bubble on the surface?!?!

Is it that the customers for this product are so unable to see past the obvious themselves? Is it that there is such a void in art/design at schools that we've grown up to see this level of work as the norm and therefore acceptable, or at times lauded as something its not.. its like the emperors new clothes! :roll:

When Gentle Giant made direct replicas in a large scale, that was at least interesting, but this is just the lowest common denominator of design.

Look around and see the amazing artwork that folk like Mark Daniels, Dan Tearle and Ali Eales create based on vintage toys and characters to understand how much better and more interesting this line could've been. I get that its a 40th anniversary product, but why not be inspired by history instead of just trying to replicate it?!?!?

As someone with an Art & Design education working in Buying I find it all just a little bit depressing...



Totally agree, I'm totally underwhelmed by this too. Looks like they've taken an easy option, such a shame
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Re: new 40th anniversary figures from hasbro

Postby StarWarsFan » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:10 pm

They do look cool are they making a figure of Luke in Jedi or Luke Farmboy?

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Re: new 40th anniversary figures from hasbro

Postby monkey_roo » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:14 pm

There are a bunch of photos up on sirstevesguide.com seems to be a few, Luke, Jawa etc.
They do look nice and if it is just a fixed set of 12 or something I might be tempted, but I wouldn't want to get drawn into a new never ending line etc. But to be fair these don't look any different that the first OTC line from a few years ago. A nod to the past is one thing, but this is the second or third time they have done these figures like this now...
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Re: new 40th anniversary figures from hasbro

Postby Palifan » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:37 pm

Looks to be a bit of a mixture for these and 5 are up for pre-order here in the US - http://news.toyark.com/2017/02/19/toy-f ... tos-243608

I like the idea of them and feel I might get the Sandpeople (never feel quite right calling them that when I'm only talking about one), but I'm not going in for them all. The 6" line don't fit into my collection so I'll probably just get the one (or perhaps a Jawa as well), and call it a day for these.

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