The point is the correct Mando offerings should be reserved for TVC and black seies, not the Retro collection. Retro collection should be all OT characters and unreleased OT characters. Not merely giving the resources away to whatever the flavor of the month is. I'd rather have had Bea Arthur and Harvey Korman, as they are Era correct than a poorly executed Din Djarin. By the time newer figures were released, the plastic capes were replaced with cloth. If these were supposed to be any bit continuation minded, they blew it.I would prefer new figures from Mando or the other movies. Fett maybe the only OT figure I want due to the upgraded armor. Possibly Fat Bib Fortunatoo. I want Ashoka. Bo Katana. Fennec. IG-11. Mando as Stormtrooper and the Dark Troopers are enough for series 2. We do not need figures that you can get on Ebay for less than $10 loose nor would I want to devalue figures out there.
Would you sacrifice those characters from TVC or Black series to have them solely in Retro? I don't think so. Would OT people sacrifice the same? Most of us would.That is crap. There should be Retro figures for all the Star Wars projects. This type of Gatekeeping is why people hate this fandom. When Episode 1 came out, I was legit sad they were Power of the Force 2 and not old school Kenner. I want a Retro Mace, Maul, Anakin and Padme.
Mandalorian is as OT as you are going to get. The characters are interacting with Fett and Luke for God's sake. You also think people really want a random alien from the Cantina or Admiral Piett next to Ashoka or the Dark Troopers. Come on.
I never said that if you read the whole post, as a supplimental they are great but could be a lot better. I don't want them to make outside Ot characters INSTEAD of OT characters.So in other words no one else is entitled to an opinion?
I dont understand getting worked up over action figures in the least.
Agreed!There should be Retro figures for all the Star Wars projects. This type of Gatekeeping is why people hate this fandom.
COULD, not SHOULD. All up to individual preferences, I suspect.Like Mando should have a cape like Squid head, not Vader.
Boba Fett couldn’t have a cape with his jet pack on his back. Maybe with cloth but not vinyl. If they do a retro Beskar Mando, they better include a jet pack and cloth or leave the cape off like the vintage Boba Fett.I actually like the vinyl capes as they scream retro to me. Especially on Karga and Gideon. I don’t think Kenner would have given Mando a cape — they short changed Boba Fett.
My original vintage Fett rocked a 'Battlestar' Starbuck cape, worked just fine given its waist length.Boba Fett couldn’t have a cape with his jet pack on his back. Maybe with cloth but not vinyl. If they do a retro Beskar Mando, they better include a jet pack and cloth or leave the cape off like the vintage Boba Fett.
Um...no. I guess the fact that these have now departed from what they once were takes away from the original appeal. These were fueled by Nostalgia, not presented as a styalized line like Galaxy of Adventure. Flooding this line with new figures makes it feel like the original vision was either not good enough, or an excuse to flood the market with inexpensive alternitaves to finally kill TVC? Either way the ship has sailed. Its likely we will get Rogue One figures too for the 5th anniversary.And you've been wrong every time you said it. This is just like those 4" lunatics who rage against 6" figures because their preferred "expression" didn't get to go to bat first.
Wasn't meant for youI never said that if you read the whole post, as a supplimental they are great but could be a lot better. I don't want them to make outside Ot characters INSTEAD of OT characters.
I ordered my fair share of these but will need to customize a lot of them a bot to make them look as if they were released then. Like Mando should have a cape like Squid head, not Vader.
I wouldn’t think so. After hearing people both happy with the Mando Retro figures and those really wanting OT Retro figures, Hasbro needs to listen to (which they do, they say) us and get the Retro Collection back on track with OT figures. They need to treat it more like the Vintage Collection line. When I say this I’m meaning the treatment of many years ago when it thrived and wasn’t on the back seat to the Black Series. Start releasing more figures waves per year, unreleased in each wave and throw in a few vehicles too. People will buy them. Who know though, the Mand figures were a surprise but I’d think we’d see a wave two of retro Mandos before another line first.Does anybody else think that there will be a corresponding Retro wave with the release of the Disney + shows?
What do those go for nowaday?
Unfortunately the prototype Vader was hoarded by scalpers and collectors alike from the beginning, resulting in many of us never being able to order any. Same happened at retail, a local store received one case, and some POS near me hoarded the whole thing. Shame nothing was done to stop this - Target is a much better company than WM, but they let the hoarders place multiple online orders so long as they ordered a couple at a time. I ended up never buying one, and I hope Retro doesn't have anymore exclusives like this unless they're limited to Pulse, where they let collectors buy ONE each.They are usually about $75 and up, but I got this at a comic shop for $50. It seems fair. I’m sure that they initially were mercilessly scalped, but I’m fine with that price now.
Wow. All in all that's a good price. When these came out you could order 2 at a time with $25 worth of stuff in your cart. It made it a bit more fair. Luckily i was doing a sock purge at the time. I offered them up here at retail plus shipping, but after awhile nobody wanted them and I returned them to the store. Should have kept them.They are usually about $75 and up, but I got this at a comic shop for $50. It seems fair. I’m sure that they initially were mercilessly scalped, but I’m fine with that price now.