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Re: New retroline.......

Postby ChallengerFox » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:28 pm

Vader's cape looks a lot bigger and covers him more than an original.

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby jared007 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:56 am

Good luck telling them from vintage originals in bulk lots on eBay (once people open them and play with them - that still happens right?!?). I can forsee a lot of after sale "back and forth" issues to sort out misunderstandings and just plain old misleading listings. Really wish this retro line had just gone straight to figures they never made first time around.
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Re: New retroline.......

Postby jayums » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:34 am

jared007 wrote:Good luck telling them from vintage originals in bulk lots on eBay (once people open them and play with them - that still happens right?!?). I can forsee a lot of after sale "back and forth" issues to sort out misunderstandings and just plain old misleading listings.


Alternatively, sellers will have to take good quality photographs and list things properly if they want decent offers. Not necessarily a bad thing IMHO.

Just assume any random minty white Luke farmboys or Leias you see in poorly photographed job lots from now on might be worth a fiver at best - you could get lucky :lol:

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby Dantooine » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:10 pm

Interview with Hasbro from Celebration. They talk mostly about other modern stuff but there is a bit of retro line info in there.

https://youtu.be/Q6er7w-6uME

It's a sticker in the card, so that's good. I think we will be seeing more figures at some point.

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby jayums » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:31 am

Looks like Tarkin has hit Target stores a tad earlier than expected. Got to say I like this figure - the face sculpt looks a bit better / softer than some of the earlier promo pics.
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Re: New retroline.......

Postby ChallengerFox » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:52 am

I don't think these appearing in lots will be an issue really, I don't think these kind of toys get taken out of the packaging nowadays do they, they seem to be aimed at adult collectors who display them rather than children.

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby jayums » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:03 pm

ChallengerFox wrote:I don't think these appearing in lots will be an issue really, I don't think these kind of toys get taken out of the packaging nowadays do they, they seem to be aimed at adult collectors who display them rather than children.


Mine will be! I have pre-ordered the first wave of the retro line. They will be stuck up in the loft until mid-December, when they will be wrapped up and placed under the crimbo tree. Come the morning of the 25th, I’m gonna rip em open like it’s 1983/4 !!!

The last time I opened a Star Wars moc was 35 years ago. This will be the closest I will ever get to doing it again. These days my christmasses are about buying stuff for other people, which obviously sucks. Meanwhile I mostly get boring old socks, handkerchiefs and aftershave :lol:

Oh, and I’ve also preordered a mini megadrive. Christmas 1990! :lol:

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby Mini99 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:19 pm

jayums wrote:Looks like Tarkin has hit Target stores a tad earlier than expected. Got to say I like this figure - the face sculpt looks a bit better / softer than some of the earlier promo pics.

Looking at that picture, and remembering that these are mainly aimed at “adult” collectors, the paint app is very poor?

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby jayums » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:01 pm

Yep I noticed that around the belt... although to be fair most of my vintage Mocs have far from perfect paint apps under close inspection, so perhaps par for the course really.

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby Darth Bobby » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:27 pm

Death Star Game with Tarkin for sale in the U.K. now:

https://www.staractionfigures.co.uk/E6172.html
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Re: New retroline.......

Postby Leemcl » Thu May 02, 2019 9:18 am

Has anyone received these as yet ?

I have an order with Star Action Figures, but it’s looking like they have kicked them back from a May delivery to a July delivery - which is quite frustrating.

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby Crumm » Thu May 02, 2019 9:24 am

Leemcl wrote:Has anyone received these as yet ?

I have an order with Star Action Figures, but it’s looking like they have kicked them back from a May delivery to a July delivery - which is quite frustrating.


The first 6 have not released in the USA yet, I think they come out there in the next week or two, and pre-order was a Target exclusive. The Tarkin figure and game is out in USA now, someone has posted images of it on Imperial Gunnery. Keep an eye out on there and Rebelscum over the next few weeks and you will probably see the actual first 6 start to be reviewed.

EDIT: People are now starting to pick these up in the US, take a look: https://forum.rebelscum.com/showthread. ... 46&page=50

I have also pre-ordered with Star Action Figures, initially the estimate for UK was April/ May, now it has moved to June/ July.

EDIT: now moved again to July/ August.

Just noticed that scalpers already have them on a certain auction website for £30 apiece!

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby Crumm » Mon May 20, 2019 3:38 pm

Just found some more info which shows an image of the European versions.

I believe the image came from Germany.

Does anyone know if the U.K. versions will be like this? because I think I may cancel my pre-order if they are.

I am not keen on the retro-sticker, but I can live with it because I like the idea of these.

A dirty great piece of folded paper wedged in behind the figure however, is not acceptable. Spoils the entire look that they were going for in the first place.


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Re: New retroline.......

Postby edd_jedi » Mon May 20, 2019 4:35 pm

Wow yeah that is a real shame if all the European ones have that piece of paper behind the figures, looks naff.

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby Mini99 » Mon May 20, 2019 5:32 pm

I agree that these “safety” sheets behind the figures detract from the figures but I’m not surprised either.
These are included in most if not all of Hasbro’s European releases.


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