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Re: New retroline.......

Postby Darth Bobby » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:40 am

Dantooine wrote:i just got the Death Star board game with Tarkin delivered from Star Action Figures.

Unfortunately the figure has that piece of paper from Hasbro stuck inside the bubble. It's not behind the figure, it's curled up in a "U" shape along the bottom and sides between the outer and inner bubble.

I may cancel the other 6 as I'm guessing they will all have the same paper. On the back of the box it has the Hasbro Amsterdam address. Looking at it in person I'm a bit underwhelmed with the Tarkin. I think my custom is better :D


Hiya Dan, post office just informed me my Death Star game will be delivered today. Going to have a look at Tarkin but am thinking of cancelling the other 6. The information sheet is a bad idea. Totally ruined it.

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby Alisdairmac » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:01 pm

I got my board game yesterday. I have to confess I've not opened it but it does look like mine has the bit of paper inside as well

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby Palifan » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:19 am

Alisdairmac wrote:I got my board game yesterday. I have to confess I've not opened it but it does look like mine has the bit of paper inside as well



This is really sad news to hear about the Europe release of these figures. I can see why people are thinking about pulling their orders of them as it really does ruin the feel of them. I'll still keep mine but I'm thinking that this will be the last ones I get. Its seems little point in making something that has a vintage look and then doing this to it. :roll:

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby Darth Bobby » Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:02 pm

My game arrived and I’ve opened it up. Can’t believe how bad the Tarkin MOC is, flimsy card, badly printed and the information leaflet crammed in the bottom. A real shame as the game and box are lovely. Cancelled my order for the other 6, was really looking forward to getting them but the card is so bad. I think I’m done with modern Star Wars, it’s just more clutter.

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby jayums » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:19 pm

I picked up a few of the UK versions and my cards
even have tiny marks on the image that the import version doesn’t have (Must be a printing issue as identical). Regardless they really are a bit shit. The figure is decent though. I’m trying to cancel my pre-order for the other six too, but haven’t heard back yet. Feel a bit sorry for the seller as suspect quite a lot of people won’t want them with the silly info sheet inside the bubble.

Conversely I picked up one of those funky SDCC prototype Vaders. Didn’t really want it all that much from the pics online, but in hand, the card is lovely. Feels like a premium product in terms of packaging. It’s a real shame they didn’t make the retro collection with the same care.

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby Dantooine » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:03 pm

Darth Bobby wrote:My game arrived and I’ve opened it up. Can’t believe how bad the Tarkin MOC is, flimsy card, badly printed and the information leaflet crammed in the bottom. A real shame as the game and box are lovely. Cancelled my order for the other 6, was really looking forward to getting them but the card is so bad. I think I’m done with modern Star Wars, it’s just more clutter.


Yep, I was on the fence but also just cancelled. I think I'll pick up a Leia and Luke at some point, and if they continue with these I'll just get a few that I really want. It was the large head Han that did it, and the quality, and the card stock...

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby AndyPreston » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:54 pm

Fixed it! Now that’s what I’m Tarkin about....

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby Darth Bobby » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:55 pm

jayums wrote:I picked up a few of the UK versions and my cards
even have tiny marks on the image that the import version doesn’t have (Must be a printing issue as identical). Regardless they really are a bit shit. The figure is decent though. I’m trying to cancel my pre-order for the other six too, but haven’t heard back yet. Feel a bit sorry for the seller as suspect quite a lot of people won’t want them with the silly info sheet inside the bubble.

Conversely I picked up one of those funky SDCC prototype Vaders. Didn’t really want it all that much from the pics online, but in hand, the card is lovely. Feels like a premium product in terms of packaging. It’s a real shame they didn’t make the retro collection with the same care.


Yeah I feel bad for the seller too... but the product is really poor quality. I’m sure they’ll sell them eventually but collectors won’t want them.

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby Darth Bobby » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:57 pm

AndyPreston wrote:Fixed it! Now that’s what I’m Tarkin about....

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Ha ha that’s a million times better!

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby Dantooine » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:29 pm

I wonder if there's a way to cut a "U" shape from the back of the card to pull that leaflet out. I might give it a try.

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby Darth Bobby » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:31 pm

Dantooine wrote:I wonder if there's a way to cut a "U" shape from the back of the card to pull that leaflet out. I might give it a try.


Yeah I was thinking that. Kind of defeats the idea of a mint on card but it would look better.

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby AndyPreston » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:35 am

With the issue of the paper in the bubble, I’m tempted to get a US import instead. However, they have a ‘Choking Hazard’ warning in the top right corner, which partly obstructs the Luke & Leia graphic. The European card doesn’t have this, and looks much better in that respect.

Does anyone know whether the ‘Choking Hazard’ is a sticker, or printed on the card, please?

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby jayums » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:15 pm

AndyPreston wrote:With the issue of the paper in the bubble, I’m tempted to get a US import instead. However, they have a ‘Choking Hazard’ warning in the top right corner, which partly obstructs the Luke & Leia graphic. The European card doesn’t have this, and looks much better in that respect.

Does anyone know whether the ‘Choking Hazard’ is a sticker, or printed on the card, please?

US version:
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Only just noticed that some of the import retro collection don’t have the crappy printed warning in the corner. My Luke one didn’t (see photo)

Edit: Luke and Vader ones only ... Guess kids can’t choke on light sabers!!
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Re: New retroline.......

Postby Captainsolo1978 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:42 pm

Warning sign is printed on the version released in New Zealand and Australia

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby darth_daddius » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:33 am

Dammit, that means there are THREE versions I need to find.....
Looking for Darth Vader items from all around the world.
My collection: (Here on SWFUK:) http://www.starwarsforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=26200
(On RS:) http://forum.rebelscum.com/t1069480/


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