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New retroline.......

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby Alisdairmac » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:05 pm

Darth Bobby wrote:
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.

I cancelled my order as well. Feel slightly bad for the seller as you say

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby edd_jedi » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:05 pm

Mine arrived today... in a sealed "shipping case"! The collector in me can't bring myself to open it :oops:

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby grinchy » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:02 am

Mine came to, I opened the shipper :D
the paper insert doesn't look to bad in hand its tucked behind the figure, well at least on the set of six it is,
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Re: New retroline.......

Postby edd_jedi » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:11 am

The printed edge wear really does spoil them, such a shame! It's ironic that they did so little research that they didn't know collecotrs of old toys LOVE them to be mint

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby jayums » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:30 pm

edd_jedi wrote:The printed edge wear really does spoil them, such a shame! It's ironic that they did so little research that they didn't know collecotrs of old toys LOVE them to be mint


Hasbro will probably release them again in a few years on mint $$$$$$$

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby Crumm » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:38 pm

I was really stoked for these when I first saw the U.S. versions.

I was on the fence as to whether I should cancel the order when I saw the European versions, I now know I made the right choice by cancelling, they look hideous.

I just don't understand why they would run a MOC retro line, and then shove a horrible scrap of folded paper in with the figure, I think it totally wrecks the whole asthetic of the thing.

They should have added the information in a small corner on the back of the card. I know that would need to be done for each country language, but so what?

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