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GNT
12-27-2014, 04:53 AM
Any thoughts or ideas on what the Force Awakens 3.75" cards will look like?

Maybe a nod back to the vintage cards? Perhaps the new TFA Stormtrooper helmet used as the cardback similar to the TIE Fighter Black Series or Clone Trooper helmets toy lines? Or perhaps a pretty generic movie poster cardback?

Discuss your ideas on what you'd possibly like to see?

SacredKnight
12-30-2014, 10:53 PM
I hope they put the figures on Vintage styled cards.

Doop
12-31-2014, 01:40 AM
I hope they put the figures on Vintage styled cards.
HAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

no.


I'm with you all the way, but hasbro won't do that.

Waggy
12-31-2014, 03:38 AM
I hope they put the figures on Vintage styled cards.

I hope they don't do this at all. They should be inspired by that design yet not replicate it completely.

JVM
12-31-2014, 04:24 AM
When it comes to the Kenner look, it's something I'm kind of expecting - if the Topps cards reveal is any indicator, they're going to milk nostalgia as much as possible - but I'd rather they do something like the OTC with most of the figures on a unique cardback and a handful of premium figures on special vintage packaging.

JamesBenjamin
12-31-2014, 01:38 PM
I hope they put the figures on Vintage styled cards.

The vintage style cards wast a lot of space, and are prone to bending. All the figures Hasbro are doing now have less card (empty space) not more. Look at the cards from the last TF movie, that's how they've going to do the "collector" TF line this year. I'd suspect SW will go the same way, since the current figures are like that too.

GNT
01-02-2015, 11:50 PM
I'd say a TFA Stormtrooper helmet similar to the Tie Fighter black Series packaging or Clone Trooper helmet packaging would be a good option.

Batman
01-03-2015, 02:37 PM
Same as the black series 6 inch, nice boxes but with the 3 beam lightsaber lit down the side.

TK_842
01-03-2015, 03:33 PM
A stormtrooper helmet would be an obvious choice to keep some sort of continuity with recent collector lines though there seem to ba quite a few helmeted characters inTFA that could fit the bill for a cardback.

I could also see a Millenium Falcon (top view) as a nice nod to the original trilogy if we aren't getting vintage style cardback.

Doop
01-03-2015, 05:12 PM
OTC would be cool. Lots of space and a nice backdrop.

my_kind_of_scum
01-03-2015, 06:21 PM
I hope they don't do this at all. They should be inspired by that design yet not replicate it completely.

This. I would love to see a nod to vintage packaging, but updated.

Waggy
01-03-2015, 06:26 PM
This. I would love to see a nod to vintage packaging, but updated.

Exactly. I, and no doubt all of us loved TVC packaging as it was a nod to the vintage figures and a real great gesture to the history of the SWs line. But, I would never green light the design again for the new movie. It was jarring seeing TPM, AOTC, RTS and CW/EU on the cardbacks (a waste of space upon reflection). The cardbacks do not grab your attention and can be lost, 'hidden', amongst the rest of the figure cardbacks in the aisle. The cardback should be simple, vibrant, contain excellent art or photo from TFA rather than rely on a generic TIE/ST outline.

matt292
01-04-2015, 08:02 AM
I think it would be cool if the 'sneak preview wave' was on Vintage Card Backs, if they are to do one. Or have a couple exclusives on them. Would be great to have the new characters from the teaser trailer on them. I do think that Vintage cards could sway a lot of collectors that are on the fence/not that interested in picking up ST figures. I always viewed the VC cards as iconic, and as Waggy said, it was a bit jarring seeing AOTC characters on them... particularly characters or outfits that weren't that great/memorable. Peasant Anakin (or even Jedi Anakin from TPM) seemed a waste, whereas a Jedi outfit Anakin would've looked better. Personally I thought they should've reserved the cards for the most iconic outfits of particular characters. Seeing as the trailer is in everyone's minds, a VC carded Finn in Stormtrooper outfit would look great imo.

However, for an entire line it might be nice to see a new design? Personally I hope it won't be a white helmet like the Legacy Collection/Clone Wars as they really didn't stand out on the pegs, and also had a lot of space in the bubble. Likewise, I don't think a black card is a good choice, black series figures don't look nice carded. Put some colour in there!

Maybe an echo of the POTF2/TPM/POTJ cards with the new villain's mask in the top left, and photo underneath? As a kid, seeing all that green in the toy aisle got me really excited when looking for new figures, as other toylines didn't use that colour.

deskvader1
01-04-2015, 06:53 PM
Posed in clam shells. Get rid of the plain black boxes already

Mildoo
01-04-2015, 08:18 PM
Elder Jar-Jar Binks' head behind a huge bubble, and a paper insert with personalized character info, perhaps going as far as to include a color photo of the character on that paper.

Waggy
01-04-2015, 08:34 PM
I think it would be cool if the 'sneak preview wave' was on Vintage Card Backs, if they are to do one. Or have a couple exclusives on them.

Actually, having the original cast in their mature figure form on vintage style card back would be a great tribute. Am I getting chocked up thinking about it? Damn, it's just a stupid hobby....(It's real to me dammit!!!)

EmperorPalpitate
01-04-2015, 09:01 PM
J.J. is a fan of not only the OT, but the original Kenner toys as well. I wouldn't be surprised if one of the conditions he made before agreeing to take the job (LFL/Disney courted this guy big time, and offered him a lot of things, I'm sure) was that the action figures come out on vintage style cards.

MARK2D2
01-07-2015, 12:19 AM
When it comes to the Kenner look, it's something I'm kind of expecting - if the Topps cards reveal is any indicator, they're going to milk nostalgia as much as possible - but I'd rather they do something like the OTC with most of the figures on a unique cardback and a handful of premium figures on special vintage packaging.

Yeah, that reveal kinda sorta gives me hope... Vintage would be so cool for this line. Even if they only bring it back as a limited run for some of the classic OT characters... Honestly? I think we will see SOME vintage cards for this film. I'd be shocked if we don't. And maybe a few vehicles in retro Kenner boxes, too.

Waggy
01-07-2015, 01:05 PM
I don't know if having a retro style cardback is a good idea* because it'll mean that I'll have to buy two of the figures: one to keep carded and the other to open.

*That was my wallet talking.

Deathbymonkeys
01-08-2015, 02:49 AM
I'd like the 30th anniversary collection to make a reappearance. I thought that was the best looking line.

Ashy_Larry
01-08-2015, 11:41 AM
Original Vintage, untouched, unedited, same as it was previously. Perfection.

TJapes
01-08-2015, 05:13 PM
I'm going to swim against the majority opinion and say I'd like to see something completely new (as in anything other than a 38 year old design). As long as the back of the card has a bit of character information and pictures of the rest of the wave I'll be happy.

my_kind_of_scum
01-08-2015, 05:46 PM
Well, if the rumors are true, the cards will be featuring Kylo Ren...

Jedi_Sam
01-08-2015, 07:25 PM
Well, if the rumors are true, the cards will be featuring Kylo Ren...

I was thinking about this a few moments ago. Maybe the card backs will be of Kylo Ren's helmet.

I would like for the original Kenner style card backs to return, with a picture of the action figure's movie character as the main focus of the card. Something about the Kenner packaging just makes me think that these action figures are ready for action. They are a fan favorite of mine.

Mildoo
01-08-2015, 08:18 PM
J.J. is a fan of not only the OT, but the original Kenner toys as well. I wouldn't be surprised if one of the conditions he made before agreeing to take the job (LFL/Disney courted this guy big time, and offered him a lot of things, I'm sure) was that the action figures come out on vintage style cards.

I really doubt that. I just can't picture him telling the folks at Lucasfilm that the toy packaging was something he wanted control over if they wanted him to take the job.

bigbarada
01-09-2015, 10:23 AM
This. I would love to see a nod to vintage packaging, but updated.

This is what I'd like to see, a natural progression of the vintage look, not a direct copy of it. We saw the Kenner card design change and evolve from Star Wars to Empire Strikes Back to Return of the Jedi; so I want to see what the next iteration of that cardback would have looked like.

Still, I'm pretty sure that we're going to see something completely new and modern for TFA's toy line.

darthsatan
01-09-2015, 06:53 PM
This is what I'd like to see, a natural progression of the vintage look, not a direct copy of it. We saw the Kenner card design change and evolve from Star Wars to Empire Strikes Back to Return of the Jedi; so I want to see what the next iteration of that cardback would have looked like.

Still, I'm pretty sure that we're going to see something completely new and modern for TFA's toy line.

I think the Saga design nailed the evolutionary look.
I support, and have no doubt, that we will get something all-new. Although quite how people are able to state with seeming confidence that we will see "so-and-so in a helmet" when the only confirmed view is hooded from behind escapes me at this juncture.

Wishing_Well
01-09-2015, 07:50 PM
Please no giant head or helmet as the cardback.

Andle_Pevan
01-14-2015, 07:11 PM
Here's a self made packaging concept visual to keep the conversation going. Anyone else want to add their ideas? Let's see what cool stuff we can come up with. http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/1/thumbs/sw_afa_packaging_concept_3.jpg (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/1/sw_afa_packaging_concept_3.jpg)

Waggy
01-15-2015, 08:52 PM
Here's a self made packaging concept visual to keep the conversation going. Anyone else want to add their ideas? Let's see what cool stuff we can come up with. http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/1/thumbs/sw_afa_packaging_concept_3.jpg (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/1/sw_afa_packaging_concept_3.jpg)


Its too boring and in today's market where you're competing to get kids attention this won't work.

Andle_Pevan
01-15-2015, 09:13 PM
Its too boring and in today's market where you're competing to get kids attention this won't work.

Ok, I can see your point. What do you think kids want today? Tell me your vision and I will work on something new.

GNT
01-16-2015, 03:31 AM
What do you think kids want today?

Kids don't want toys, they want video games. :p

Andle_Pevan
01-16-2015, 11:16 AM
Here's the updated version for today's kids...hehe http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/1/thumbs/sw_afa_packaging_concept_4.jpg (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/1/sw_afa_packaging_concept_4.jpg)

Waggy
01-16-2015, 01:17 PM
Here's the updated version for today's kids...hehe http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/1/thumbs/sw_afa_packaging_concept_4.jpg (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/1/sw_afa_packaging_concept_4.jpg)

lol. I'd prefer something bright and colourful yet be elegant. The black and yellow will fade into the background.

Andle_Pevan
01-16-2015, 06:57 PM
Another take with more color and a character from the film. A second version of this could be done with the droid die-cut out from the background to give it shape at top (picture the blue area removed, leaving just the head and shoulders of the droid. The base would remain square so it can stand up). PLEASE NOTE: The image of BB-8 is a rendering I found on Google. Someone else created that art, I am just using it for demonstration purposes. http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/thumbs/sw_afa_packaging_concept_10.jpg (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/sw_afa_packaging_concept_10.jpg)

Andle_Pevan
01-16-2015, 08:35 PM
Combination classic look with new character Captain Phasma. PLEASE NOTE: The image of Captain Phasma was found on Google, from Indierevolver.com. http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/thumbs/sw_afa_packaging_concept_6.jpg (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/sw_afa_packaging_concept_6.jpg)

my_kind_of_scum
01-17-2015, 11:15 PM
We don't even know if that character *is* captain Phasma, do we? Regardless, that's kind of a cool card.

I really like the BB-8 card just because it's different and so colorful...

Andle_Pevan
01-17-2015, 11:25 PM
Here is something bright, colorful and elegant. I would personally rather see a "Rebel" featured on the package opposed to another Sith or Jedi. Lots of action, Lightsaber blade and the iconic "Evil Force" ghosted in the background. http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/1/thumbs/sw_afa_packaging_concept_11.jpg (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/1/sw_afa_packaging_concept_11.jpg)
PLEASE NOTE: The images used were found on Google. All credit for original photos or artwork goes to the owners of said work. "Kylo Ren" lightsaber art created by Eddie H.

Masterfett
01-18-2015, 12:49 AM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/1/thumbs/sw_afa_packaging_concept_11.jpg[/URL]
I like this one the best, it has that unique to "the" film look.

While the blue card looks cool, it looks too much like the Vintage card. IMO, TFA shouldn't use that concept for their card art. It should be unique to the movie it draws from.
I don't mind the Vintage card being used for the line between movies. Such as SL, or GH type. But not for an official movie line.

Waggy
01-18-2015, 03:14 AM
Here is something bright, colorful and elegant. I would personally rather see a "Rebel" featured on the package opposed to another Sith or Jedi. Lots of action, Lightsaber blade and the iconic "Evil Force" ghosted in the background. http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/1/thumbs/sw_afa_packaging_concept_11.jpg (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/1/sw_afa_packaging_concept_11.jpg)
PLEASE NOTE: The images used were found on Google. All credit for original photos or artwork goes to the owners of said work. "Kylo Ren" lightsaber art created by Eddie H.

This is brilliant. I'd love for the card back to show an action photo of the figure included rather than have it generic.

my_kind_of_scum
01-18-2015, 12:18 PM
I really like that card art as well.

I wonder if we'll see Hasbro's card design at Celebration in April?

Andle_Pevan
01-18-2015, 12:30 PM
The manufacturing process takes a lot of lead time, they will have to have some sort of final choices by then, we may not see final cards, but at the very least we should see the "line look" logo and tagline.

Andle_Pevan
01-18-2015, 07:46 PM
Power Of The Jedi was a favorite line of mine, so here is my take on a POTJ inspired version. http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/thumbs/sw_afa_packaging_concept_15.jpg (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/sw_afa_packaging_concept_15.jpg)
PLEASE NOTE: The artwork of Luke is by Paul Shipper, from a post on Geektyrant.com. This is for demonstration purposes only, full credit goes to Mr. Shipper for his original art.

Andle_Pevan
01-19-2015, 12:53 PM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/thumbs/sw_hsase_packaging_concept_2.jpg (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/sw_hsase_packaging_concept_2.jpg)
How about a figure cardback from one of the spin off movies? I did not see a category for these, a stand alone SW movie will be in theaters the year after The Force Awakens. Someone is working on stories, characters and maybe even toy ideas now...

my_kind_of_scum
01-20-2015, 12:12 AM
I would watch a film adaptation of "...Star's End" a gajillion and a half times. Just saying.

darthsatan
01-20-2015, 04:17 PM
I would watch a film adaptation of "...Star's End" a gajillion and a half times. Just saying.

Funny how we are about these things. I used to like the novel as a kid, but just read the comic (after going for the Dark Horse "Star Wars death throes" bundle deal) and thought it was absolutely awful.

EddieU
01-20-2015, 09:25 PM
Funny how we are about these things. I used to like the novel as a kid, but just read the comic (after going for the Dark Horse "Star Wars death throes" bundle deal) and thought it was absolutely awful.

You're right, the comic strips/books adaptation is HORRIBLE and dumbed-down beyond belief, not one of the late, great Archie Goodwin's best moments; the original novel, however, remains a blast and is worth revisiting. It's always good to have a healthy suspicion about one's own nostalgia, so the summer before last, I decided to re-read the Brian Daley Han Solo trilogy to see if they held up to my memories...and I ended up loving them even more than I had previously. "Canon" or not (and how nutty to allow some corporation to dictate what you should believe is 'real' in a fictional universe, wtf), they're really the only thing I put on the same level as the films. I wish Disney would start a stand-alone franchise featuring the adventures of a young(er) Han and Chewie that would be treated like the Bond movies, with a loose, malleable continuity and an accepted need to recast Han every few films. Only as much presence of the Empire as makes sense, NO Jedi, no portentous hints at destiny, no smarmy nods and callbacks to the main "Skywalker Saga", just fun and memorable adventure/action movies along the lines of those Daley books.

Andle_Pevan
01-20-2015, 09:54 PM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/thumbs/sw_afa_packaging_concept_17.jpg (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/sw_afa_packaging_concept_17.jpg)
Here is a "Bad Guy" inspired look. "Kylo Ren" artwork created by Eddie H.

GNT
01-21-2015, 03:46 AM
It's nice but reminds me of the first Saga Legends packaging from a year ago.

K3PO
01-22-2015, 08:29 AM
I have a feeling Disney is pushing for the old school look like VOTC or close to it.

GNT
01-22-2015, 10:39 PM
I hope not, Vintage packaging is great but the new trilogy needs to find it's own look and style instead of rehashing the vintage packaging for everything. To me it cheapens the vintage look with so much vintage looking items around. Plus packaging needs to be dynamic to grab peoples eyes.

konas2002
01-23-2015, 01:01 AM
I hope not, Vintage packaging is great but the new trilogy needs to find it's own look and style instead of rehashing the vintage packaging for everything. To me it cheapens the vintage look with so much vintage looking items around. Plus packaging needs to be dynamic to grab peoples eyes.

Yeah I tend to agree with you on this GNT. I love the Vintage look but I think we need to try to not overuse it or it will ruin that feeling the original figures gave us. I think Hasbro knows that as well although I'm not sure whoever sold them on the Black Series cardbacks should be involved with TFA stuff.

Waggy
01-23-2015, 03:51 AM
I hope not, Vintage packaging is great but the new trilogy needs to find it's own look and style instead of rehashing the vintage packaging for everything. To me it cheapens the vintage look with so much vintage looking items around. Plus packaging needs to be dynamic to grab peoples eyes.

The moment they used vintageesque packaging with PT/EU is when the line was cheapened. Ben Qyadinaros on vintage card back? Really? REALLY??

Andle_Pevan
01-23-2015, 12:02 PM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/thumbs/sw_afa_packaging_concept_18.jpg (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/sw_afa_packaging_concept_18.jpg) Here you go Waggy!!!

my_kind_of_scum
01-23-2015, 01:18 PM
The PT figures on vintage cards was my favorite part of the whole line. I had been wanting to see PT figs on those cards since '99. I particularly liked the Phantom Menace figures on that card - for some reason, they seemed to fit in with the OT aesthetic the most to me.

I hope that the Force Awakens line has its own look (as far away from the Black Series look as possible, please...). It would be cool, though, to have a limited run of the main characters (and a couple of cool backgrounders) on vintage cards as an online exclusive (to continue having vintage cards for every film...).

yodaloha
01-23-2015, 04:12 PM
that would be cool, just like those saga legends/clone wars cards a few years back... I hope it does look to "disney" lol

jedimasterc
01-23-2015, 05:54 PM
The PT figures on vintage cards was my favorite part of the whole line. I had been wanting to see PT figs on those cards since '99. I particularly liked the Phantom Menace figures on that card - for some reason, they seemed to fit in with the OT aesthetic the most to me.

I hope that the Force Awakens line has its own look (as far away from the Black Series look as possible, please...). It would be cool, though, to have a limited run of the main characters (and a couple of cool backgrounders) on vintage cards as an online exclusive (to continue having vintage cards for every film...).

Yeah I am in the minority here as well but I like the PT Vintage cardbacks with the Kenner logo. Really took me back. That said, I would like a different style too but make it pop.

Andle_Pevan
01-23-2015, 06:54 PM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/thumbs/sw_afa_packaging_concept_20.jpg (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/sw_afa_packaging_concept_20.jpg) It may be a generational thing. This design makes me want these products. It taps into something from my childhood, where the excitement began. Newer generations that grew up with the PT may not see/feel this "flashback" as some of us guys with "more mileage" do.

Andle_Pevan
01-24-2015, 07:43 PM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/thumbs/sw_afa_packaging_concept_21.jpg (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/sw_afa_packaging_concept_21.jpg) A different look, sort of a landscape backdrop for the figure & accessories that would be in the blister on top.

EmperorPalpitate
01-25-2015, 05:43 PM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/sw_afa_packaging_concept_20.jpg

Awesome. That is exactly how the figures should be released. If they're not, I won't be buying any to keep carded, for sure.

Droidworld
01-25-2015, 09:41 PM
The original Kenner look, was loosely based on the classic movie poster. That was back in the day when there were only a few poster designs. (Most movies only get one!?!). I imagine there will be an across the board line look. I hope it's loosely based on the main theatrical release poster.

b8design
01-26-2015, 11:59 AM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/sw_afa_packaging_concept_20.jpg

Awesome. That is exactly how the figures should be released. If they're not, I won't be buying any to keep carded, for sure.

This Type of card back containing super articulated figures of the quality of Legacy/Vintage Collection. Anything else would be criminal.
Hasbro hinted that the VC would return, I expect that to come to pass this Autumn.

Andle_Pevan
01-26-2015, 03:01 PM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/sw_afa_packaging_concept_25_chewbacca.jpg

General Chewbacca - He deserves to be more than a sidekick in the new movies.
I hope he has a important role - also need to see some arms get pulled out of their sockets.

Andle_Pevan
01-27-2015, 11:01 AM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/sw_afa_packaging_concept_24_bb8_v3.jpg


Here's Rey's droid. Hopefully comes on card with accessories we don't know about yet (arms, antenna, hologram, etc.) The cardback probably won't use this image from the teaser.

Andle_Pevan
01-27-2015, 11:06 AM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/sw_afa_packaging_concept_23_phasma.jpg

This could be very cool with an actual "chrome" finish (like C-3PO or the old Cylon figures). It will probably have a removable helmet, lightsaber, cape and weapons.

yodaloha
01-27-2015, 07:33 PM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/sw_afa_packaging_concept_20.jpg

Awesome. That is exactly how the figures should be released. If they're not, I won't be buying any to keep carded, for sure.
That looks pretty ******!! I'd buy the heck out of those!!

Andle_Pevan
01-27-2015, 08:38 PM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/sw_afa_packaging_concept_26_solo.jpg

Here's where the fun begins...

Waggy
01-28-2015, 03:03 PM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/sw_afa_packaging_concept_26_solo.jpg

Here's where the fun begins...

dont stop!

Andle_Pevan
01-28-2015, 07:28 PM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/sw_afa_packaging_concept_25_emperor.jpg

Imagine...The Forces Awakens opens with a flashback from the end of Return Of The Jedi. During the final battle, as Luke is taking Anakin to the shuttle, the Emperor's Royal Guards find his charred, shattered body at the bottom of the elevator shaft. He is alive, but barely. They know the station is under attack and take him to his own shuttle, leaving the Death Star to get medical help at another Imperial Outpost. He has lost limbs and his sight. It takes 30 years for him to "recover". Now, he seeks find a new apprentice to get revenge against Luke Skywalker and his family. It's fun to imagine. This is what I love about Star Wars...

Andle_Pevan
01-29-2015, 01:28 PM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/sw_afa_packaging_concept_29_rey.jpg

I'm sure her speeder bike will be released, maybe this figure will be a pack-in? Is Rey her real name???

Andle_Pevan
01-29-2015, 04:03 PM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/sw_afa_packaging_concept_30_finn.jpg

Finn in Stormtrooper Gear with Removable Helmet and Blaster. Need a new photo that is not so dramatic, but you get the idea.

jedimasterc
01-29-2015, 07:41 PM
Man he really looks freaked out.

Andle_Pevan
01-29-2015, 08:10 PM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/sw_afa_packaging_concept_31_R2D2.jpg

A personal favorite, I'm looking for a new take on this classic character. Please no rocket jets.

Andle_Pevan
01-29-2015, 09:51 PM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/sw_afa_packaging_concept_32_jawa.jpg

Jawa with Vinyl & Cloth Cape Variants

Andle_Pevan
01-30-2015, 06:08 PM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/sw_afa_packaging_concept_27_c3po.jpg

Haven't seen any "real" ep7 pics of 3po yet. Will he still look the same? Hope the figure is gold chromed, not painted.

Andle_Pevan
01-30-2015, 07:10 PM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/sw_afa_packaging_concept_33_stormtrooper.jpg

Looking forward to picking up some Stormtroopers. Want to see a better shot of the new blaster.

GNT
01-30-2015, 07:37 PM
I like the C-3PO card but lets see some new designs. I'd love it if they did a TAC design again.

Andle_Pevan
02-01-2015, 07:18 PM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/TAC_streetvendor_v4.jpg

Ok, here's a TAC inspired design. I really hope they make a figure of this guy...

GNT
02-01-2015, 07:33 PM
Thanks for that, that's more modern and more eye catching.

Andle_Pevan
02-02-2015, 02:46 PM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/TAC_BB8_v2.jpg

New Header Logo and enhanced card details.

OdinsDad
02-02-2015, 03:44 PM
I loved the TAC cards. They felt significant and sturdy.

Masterfett
02-02-2015, 06:04 PM
I like the second one much better, adding the starfield behind the logo really makes it pop!

Waggy
02-03-2015, 04:13 PM
Power Of The Jedi was a favorite line of mine, so here is my take on a POTJ inspired version. http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/thumbs/sw_afa_packaging_concept_15.jpg (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/sw_afa_packaging_concept_15.jpg)
PLEASE NOTE: The artwork of Luke is by Paul Shipper, from a post on Geektyrant.com. This is for demonstration purposes only, full credit goes to Mr. Shipper for his original art.

More along these lines... Originale

GNT
02-03-2015, 05:33 PM
I like the second one much better, adding the starfield behind the logo really makes it pop!

Agreed, the 2nd cardback looks way better. Nice addition.

RebelTrooper
02-10-2015, 11:00 AM
Hey, I want my 3/4" back!

If Hasbro goes with 3" figures, I'm done!

my_kind_of_scum
02-10-2015, 11:27 AM
I loved the TAC cards. They felt significant and sturdy.

TAC is still my favorite modern card design. It was striking visually, different than other products on toy shelves, sturdy, had fantastic character art, and left room for large accessories in the bubble.

Andle_Pevan
02-11-2015, 10:35 PM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/TAC_2015_Ver5.jpg

Now for a new look...with some familiar elements.
A bit of the Death Star hallway, a nod to the Millennium Falcon and some Hyperspace for movement.

beagan
03-01-2015, 10:53 PM
I think your designs are all forgetting the very unattractive warning that was on all of the TVC (the overlap killed the classic SW look)....
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/image4612.jpg

rcgdodge
03-06-2015, 11:12 PM
These are great. Nice work!

ablake90
03-09-2015, 07:29 AM
Posed in clam shells. Get rid of the plain black boxes already

I have to disagree, the 6" boxes are brilliant they are modern, more grown up and so easy to store and display. I'm hoping the TFA 6 inchers are boxed the same but maybe have a different colour stripe to indicate the new trilogy.

my_kind_of_scum
05-03-2015, 08:11 AM
Packaging and September 4 confirmed: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Products to Arrive on (http://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-the-force-awakens-products-to-arrive-on-force-friday-september-4)

RogueKnite
05-03-2015, 09:11 AM
Looks like we're getting a Revenge of the Sith style product launch after all!
<insert Ewok-style Celebration here>

jedimasterc
05-03-2015, 10:00 AM
Now are we talking Thursday into Friday or Friday into Satuday?

EddieU
05-03-2015, 11:03 AM
It's nice to get some sort of official information, but the TFA packaging design is reeeeeeally uninspired. I get wanting all products to have a unified look, but it's too bad that they (LFL) didn't try to swing for the fences and come up with something bold and new. That red and black color scheme just makes me think of 1999.

my_kind_of_scum
05-03-2015, 11:44 AM
It does look really similar to '99.

jedimasterc
05-03-2015, 03:09 PM
It's nice to get some sort of official information, but the TFA packaging design is reeeeeeally uninspired. I get wanting all products to have a unified look, but it's too bad that they (LFL) didn't try to swing for the fences and come up with something bold and new. That red and black color scheme just makes me think of 1999.

Yeah. It's like Um Hasbro 1999 called they want their packaging back. I do agree I am just not feeling the box art here.

Waggy
05-03-2015, 03:17 PM
I like it consistency along the lines. It actually reminds of some the TAC packaging too.

saddestmoon
05-03-2015, 03:42 PM
I like it consistency along the lines. It actually reminds of some the TAC packaging too.

Yeah - I concur. My first impression was TAC (rather than TPM).

GNT
05-03-2015, 03:43 PM
Looks good so far but it'll be better once we see the 5POA figures all packaged up in it. :p

Waggy
05-03-2015, 04:10 PM
;) ..with poor paint apps and rubbish sculpting! ;)

(Are you after a job at JTA?)

lordtyrannus
05-03-2015, 06:52 PM
Looks good so far but it'll be better once we see the 5POA figures all packaged up in it. :p

You are so.......mean. :-)

BIGJIM
05-04-2015, 11:03 AM
You are so.......mean. :-)

But he's still correct.

Sentinel18725
05-04-2015, 01:17 PM
Really dislike the new packaging....looks pretty much like old SW packagimg just with a new villan. I really liked the vimtage...always liked having a photo of the character from the film im it

HunterIG
05-04-2015, 01:25 PM
Yeah the uniform packaging is really tiresome.

Just_Chuck
05-04-2015, 11:19 PM
In a way I am kind of glad about how the new packaging looks. I certainly won't buy everything and it will allow me to really finish off the vintage line and get a little more focus on my collection. I might just turn to sideshow or gentle giant for the new films. I do like the toys and the toy search but just not a fan of changing from line to line. When I look back at all of the lines I bought from POTF through the present the stark difference of all the card designs just looks awful together (unless you own museum like real estate).
Don't get me wrong, I am excited to see all of the product and displays and all of the hype that goes with it but I am a little glad that the new packaging isn't going to sucker me into buying the whole line. If it would have been an extension of the vintage collection I probably wouldn't be able to resist lol... I am just a sucker for that look.

Deathbymonkeys
05-05-2015, 12:29 AM
i think its funny the new packaging has the same colors are Phantom Menace.

GNT
05-05-2015, 08:52 AM
i think its funny the new packaging has the same colors are Phantom Menace.

Well you can say some TAC figures had a bit of red on some cards and angled shapes like this packaging or even the ROTS line had red used as well. o-o

BIGJIM
05-05-2015, 10:48 AM
i think its funny the new packaging has the same colors are Phantom Menace.

It's also funny that they're made of cardboard, like all the other packaging.

OdinsDad
05-05-2015, 12:40 PM
We've been lied to all along!

jalthe1andonly
05-05-2015, 02:32 PM
Wow, talk about lazy! Here was the marketing team meeting for TFA "Well we could come up some new stuff but that would really take some effort. How bout we take the same art we've been using for years, you know, the one with Darth Maul then Yoda, and throw the new villain with a lightsaber on it! All in favor? Passed! Now let's go grab a beer and celebrate!"

Masterfett
05-05-2015, 05:06 PM
Doesn't speak to me at all. Though it has been pointed out numerous times, that i'm not who they're aiming for.

Deathbymonkeys
05-06-2015, 01:09 AM
Doesn't speak to me at all. Though it has been pointed out numerous times, that i'm not who they're aiming for.

But wait don't you want Darth revan on all the packaging?

;)

Waggy
05-06-2015, 03:18 PM
Wow, talk about lazy! Here was the marketing team meeting for TFA "Well we could come up some new stuff but that would really take some effort. How bout we take the same art we've been using for years, you know, the one with Darth Maul then Yoda, and throw the new villain with a lightsaber on it! All in favor? Passed! Now let's go grab a beer and celebrate!"

I know what you mean. Why don't they try something original like...VINTAGE PACKAGING!

Trooper31
05-07-2015, 05:16 AM
I guess it's better than the TBS packaging, right?

GNT
05-07-2015, 08:21 AM
It's way better then the Black Series packaging. At least it continues the tradition of using a character on the card.

EmperorPalpitate
05-08-2015, 01:39 AM
Based on what they revealed, I imagine the 3.75" packaging is gonna look a lot like the Episode I packaging with Maul. Bad move. You'd think the marketing people at Disney, who have been going out of their way to distance the Star Wars brand from the prequels, would have realized how much like the Maul packaging this design is. These films are supposed to be a new hope for the brand (pun intended). Should have gone with some brighter looking packaging than the dark red and black.

darthsatan
05-08-2015, 01:59 AM
I doubt somehow that kids will be even remotely put off by packaging that bears a passing resemblance to another line that is 15 years old. The amount of adult purchasers in the same category will also be 99%+.

I like it. More worried about the cheaply-made product which likely awaits inside it, however. :P

Maverick10126
05-08-2015, 08:20 AM
I know what you mean. Why don't they try something original like...VINTAGE PACKAGING!

I can't stop laughing at this.

MARK2D2
05-08-2015, 08:51 PM
Yikes. That packaging was HIDEOUS each and every time some dreary variation of it hit the shelves in years long since passed... Dang. I am genuinely surprised they aren't going retro vintage here considering how the film -- oh, you know, features retro vintage characters!! Oh, well... They clearly don't know what the heck they are doing -- surprise, surprise. Bah! Depressing news... Very. Boo Hiss.

my_kind_of_scum
05-09-2015, 08:31 AM
I know that people desperately want vintage packaging, but think about it logically. Vintage figures are *still* on the pegs in places like five below (not to mention some walmarts and targets). They're not going back to that style with a full line for awhile. I could see a limited run like the vtac line as an exclusive somewhere...)

GNT
05-09-2015, 08:14 PM
At the end of the day only what's in the package really counts, I'm collecting for the figures not for the cardbacks.

Waggy
05-10-2015, 03:06 AM
I know that people desperately want vintage packaging, but think about it logically. Vintage figures are *still* on the pegs in places like five below (not to mention some walmarts and targets). They're not going back to that style with a full line for awhile. I could see a limited run like the vtac line as an exclusive somewhere...)

But it's what the fan community wants. Something original...VINTAGE PACKAGING!

JamesBenjamin
05-10-2015, 08:31 AM
I don't understand the comparisons with TPM packaging. That was 16 years ago. The only people who are going to recognize it are collectors who still have sealed figures on display in their homes from that era. 99% of people won't think it looks like anything but Star Wars.

16 years guys. That TPM packaging is old enough to drive!

Plus its not *THAT* similar. They're just both black and red:

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2015/05/star-wars-the-force-awakens-merch-img-720x887.jpg

http://www.spacedragon.eu/1015-large/star-wars-qui-gon-jinn-the-phantom-menace-action-figure.jpg

Darth_Jawa
05-10-2015, 11:41 AM
The packaging is definitely an improvement over either iteration of The Black Series packaging that we've been force-fed (sorry for the pun) by Hasbro the past couple years. It does remind me somewhat of the packaging for Episode 1, which is not a bad thing since it was the only prequel that I can honestly say that I enjoyed. I will be curious to see how the packaging is played out for the individually carded figures. If they manage to integrate character-specific imagery, I may pick up a set to keep carded, if not, I will only purchase figures to add to my loose collection. My days of purchasing figures to keep packaged came to a halt with The Black Series. There is absolutely nothing about it that speaks to me on an artistic or emotional level. The same can also be said for the Legacy packaging, but at the time the character selection was much stronger and I didn't have the same level of ill will towards Hasbro that I have developed the past few years.

Andle_Pevan
05-10-2015, 07:11 PM
Based on what we've seen, here's my take on the 3.75" Cardback:


http://forum.rebelscum.com/webkit-fake-url://12240819-9AF5-49FA-9547-93C1BD2A198E/image.tiff

Andle_Pevan
05-10-2015, 07:11 PM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/EP7_3_75_Figure_Packaging.jpg

MARK2D2
05-10-2015, 07:18 PM
I know that people desperately want vintage packaging, but think about it logically. Vintage figures are *still* on the pegs in places like five below (not to mention some walmarts and targets). They're not going back to that style with a full line for awhile. I could see a limited run like the vtac line as an exclusive somewhere...)

Wait. Where do you live? I haven't seen any vintage on the pegs in ... Gosh, I don't know how long. But years and years.

MartyMcFett
05-10-2015, 11:07 PM
that cardback looks pretty cool, actually. but why does "Disney" have to be so prominent?

Just_Chuck
05-11-2015, 07:14 PM
The card design isn't bad. It has a TAC feel to it. It looks like the figure will take up most of the card, I wonder what accessories will come with the figures.

Andle_Pevan
05-11-2015, 08:52 PM
Captain Phasma card concept:



http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/EP7_3_75_Figure_Packaging_CapPhasma.jpg

Andle_Pevan
05-11-2015, 08:53 PM
Han Solo card concept:


http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/EP7_3_75_Figure_Packaging_Solo.jpg

Andle_Pevan
05-11-2015, 08:59 PM
Here's more of a "Black Series" style card, no character photo so cards can be mass produced, larger blister to hold accessories and small cardboard insert with character name, etc. Blister and inner card not shown.



http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/EP7_3_75_Figure_Packaging_v2.jpg

Waggy
05-12-2015, 02:29 PM
Han Solo card concept:


http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/EP7_3_75_Figure_Packaging_Solo.jpg




This is fantastic.

Masterfett
05-12-2015, 07:16 PM
You know, that card look is starting to grow on me. But what would make it much better? Re-release Darth revan on it! Or and update. You decide hasbro. :hmm:

Definitely no room for "extras" though.

Andle_Pevan
05-12-2015, 07:57 PM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/EP7_3_75_Figure_Packaging_stormtrooper.jpg

King_D
05-13-2015, 02:47 AM
You know, that card look is starting to grow on me. But what would make it much better? Re-release Darth revan on it! Or and update. You decide hasbro. :hmm:

Definitely no room for "extras" though.

The EU you so desperately cling to no longer exists, let it go.

GNT
05-13-2015, 04:40 AM
Maybe the card will be similar to the ROTS type cardback/bubble.

my_kind_of_scum
05-13-2015, 02:08 PM
The EU you so desperately cling to no longer exists, let it go.

Hasbro recently said that they are still able and open to doing figures from the old EU, so it could happen. I think he was saying that, though, since Kylo Ren's helmet is so much like Revan's.

Also, isn't Revan part of the new canon as well? I know he was going to be in the Clone Wars episode that Bane was in. Thought he slipped in somewhere. I could be wrong, though.

Andle_Pevan
05-14-2015, 12:08 AM
Maybe the card will be similar to the ROTS type cardback/bubble.

As you wish...



http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/EP7_3_75_Figure_Packaging_v7.jpg

jedisquared
05-14-2015, 05:02 AM
Man I love that...now add the flair of TAC packaging.

Andle_Pevan
05-14-2015, 08:19 PM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/EP7_3_75_Figure_Packaging_poe.jpg

Rob_Daugherty
05-15-2015, 03:10 PM
I don't like the new packaging. Reminds me too much of the orange/green card designs. An I definitely don't like Disney's logo on the front.

Andle_Pevan
05-15-2015, 06:37 PM
It is useless to resist...



http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/EP7_3_75_Figure_Packaging_jarjar.jpg

JamesBenjamin
05-16-2015, 08:49 AM
Hasbro recently said that they are still able and open to doing figures from the old EU, so it could happen. I think he was saying that, though, since Kylo Ren's helmet is so much like Revan's.

Also, isn't Revan part of the new canon as well? I know he was going to be in the Clone Wars episode that Bane was in. Thought he slipped in somewhere. I could be wrong, though.

I think his name was mentioned somewhere in the Clone Wars cartoon but he wasn't actually shown. So theoretically a guy with that name existed at some point.

Once Disney does their 3 "new trilogy" movies and they want to expand the universe past that I think they will certainly explore that part of the timeline. For now, they have to suck the main public back into seeing Star Wars movies and see how things go though.

Andle_Pevan
05-16-2015, 12:12 PM
Man I love that...now add the flair of TAC packaging.

The SW logo and "flair" would be on the cardboard insert that floats inside the bubble, the Kylo Ren art would still fill the background behind it.


http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/EP7_3_75_Figure_Packaging_v8.jpg

Waggy
05-16-2015, 03:13 PM
The EU you so desperately cling to no longer exists, let it go.

Is this UKIP propaganda? :P

Andle_Pevan
05-17-2015, 11:53 PM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/DesertSpeederBike.jpg

Trooper31
05-19-2015, 08:00 AM
Nice. A figure with that much articulation (3.75") would be a definite buy for me.

Masterfett
05-19-2015, 07:12 PM
I'm assuming that is 6". Because I'm not a fan of that style for 3.75" figures. Never cared for those type of knee joints.

GNT
05-19-2015, 07:39 PM
It's a custom

Andle_Pevan
05-19-2015, 08:00 PM
It's a custom

The Force is strong with this one...

Andle_Pevan
05-19-2015, 08:28 PM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/EP7_3_75_Figure_Packaging_FLAMEtrooper.jpg

Diablo20
05-19-2015, 10:31 PM
It is useless to resist...



http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/EP7_3_75_Figure_Packaging_jarjar.jpg




You realize this is a ban-able offense in these forums. Someone notify the mod.

GNT
05-20-2015, 04:31 AM
You realize this is a ban-able offense in these forums. Someone notify the mod.

Already on it ;)

Diablo20
05-20-2015, 09:56 AM
Already on it ;)

Andle_Pevan,no soup for you! 1 year. Contemplate this on the Tree of Woe. :)

alenoski
05-20-2015, 11:37 AM
It would take only a nudge to make you like me. To push you out of the light...

Dark_Jedi
07-07-2015, 12:41 PM
What can I say? I like the Vintage style...

http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/1/thumbs/Han_Solo_-_TFA_2.jpg (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/1/Han_Solo_-_TFA_2.jpg)

GNT
07-07-2015, 04:44 PM
Maybe they'll bring back vintage for the Han Solo movie :)

Masterfett
07-07-2015, 05:45 PM
And maybe they'll finally nail the likeness, and make a decent looking figure. Oh wait a minute, this is hasbro. Who am I fooling...

deskvader1
07-15-2015, 10:52 PM
Thank god for this thread otherwise id have nothing to get excited about:\

deskvader1
07-15-2015, 11:01 PM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/DesertSpeederBike.jpg




wonder if this will be in the frozen section with the other ice cream bars

GNT
08-13-2015, 04:16 PM
Must admit I love the new packaging :)

SWDave
08-13-2015, 05:40 PM
Must admit I love the new packaging :)
I agree! Nice artwork!

TK_842
08-13-2015, 06:21 PM
I hope final packaging will include a backdrop. This mock-up lacks of contrast.

GNT
08-14-2015, 07:11 AM
I hope final packaging will include a backdrop. This mock-up lacks of contrast.

These figures it seems have been found in stores so chances are they'll come exactly like their pictured.

TK_842
08-14-2015, 10:26 AM
Was reffering to Rey's speeder box. As it been found too?

jpolli666
08-14-2015, 01:13 PM
not diggin the lettering/text on the figure cards. there's more emphasis on the multilingual age text than the character names

Darth_Brett
08-14-2015, 01:17 PM
I think the only thing I like about the new cards is the artwork. For the most part they did a good job on that. The rest of the card including back, overall design and lettering is kind oh meh. The art is definitely reminiscent of the TAC and TLC which was downright awesome most of the time.

VideoViper
08-14-2015, 01:34 PM
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/13/40650a0e6c1362ae03f3b80c0715f60a.jpg

tmthor
08-14-2015, 03:01 PM
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/13/40650a0e6c1362ae03f3b80c0715f60a.jpg


http://www.eonline.com/eol_images/Entire_Site/2012931/1024.3meme.ls.103112_copy.jpg

GNT
08-14-2015, 05:05 PM
That's just someone's photoshop picture.

TK_842
08-14-2015, 11:57 PM
That's just someone's photoshop picture.

And a damn good one. I could have faller for it if i weren't so much into Star Wars collectibles.