Totally agree that there are some fantastic POTF2 figures out there, especially if you count the POTJ line. That had some great sculpts including the Amanaman and Slave Leia with Barge Cannon.The resurrection of this thread inspired me to look through some of my POTF2 figures, and I realized that there were quite a few I still have that I'll always keep. Nostalgia has a lot to do with this, since I have fond memories of collecting these figures, especially since the line produced quite a few wanted figures that hadn't ever been made in the Vintage line (Grand Moff Tarkin, Slave Leia, etc.) And, though obviously there are better versions of many of these guys, there are still a good number of relatively obscure characters that only came out in this line, notably:
Some of the 1998 EU figures from Dark Empire & HTTE; i.e. Dark Trooper, Space Trooper, Imperial Sentinel, etc.
The Muftak/Kabe 2-pack - great Cantina aliens
The Shadows of the Empire figures & vehicles, i.e. Luke as Imperial Guard disguise, Xixor, Swoop w/Swoop Rider, etc.
And, I also like the Oola/Salacious Crumb 2-pack (Star Wars Insider exclusive, IIRC) - even though the Oola that came with the 3.75" Jabba w/Dais (Wal-mart Exclusive, 2010) is arguably a superior sculpt.
And too man others to list.
Holy hell patrickdurfee, don't get your panties tied in a knot. TimTeebo was merely making a suggestion and even though he did mention the Vintage Collection no need to be a **** about it off the bat.Old original Kenner line didnt have figures of Tarkin and Slave Leia.
So get your damn facts straight.
And good job to Goji for keeping what is important to you. I've pretty much sold everything I have modern-wise with the exception of my OC POTF2 carded figures for that same reason. I also have kept my ships and basically anything OC related. This was kind of the return of Star Wars back then with these toys and even though we particulary didn't like the sculpts they were still Star Wars figures. I played with and collected vintage as a kid before then and I'm sure you remember the feeling of when new SW action figures were coming out after all those years. I actually started re-collecting in the early 90's before this but the feeling of excitement wasn't the same until 1995. I will probably never get rid of mine either.I still have all of my MOC POTF2 figures, and have no plan to get rid of them.
Many of the sculpts are not that great, but they hold some great memories for me.
I grew up playing with the vintage figures but starting actual "collecting" of figures, including MOC, with POTF2. Great times!
I have gotten rid of most of my loose figures, though I do still have a few on display. Actually quite a few. I didn’t realize how many I still use until I started looking for them. Along with beasts, vehicles, and accessories.
Mostly because there haven’t been updated figures for some, but there are still some I prefer over newer versions.
I still currently display:
-Jawa 2-pack (mixed with other Jawa figures)
-C-3PO (w/ removable limbs)
-C-3PO (Purchase of the Droids)
-Death Star Droid
-Logray and Wicket (Logray as-is, Wicket with the cartoon gear from the VC version)
-Yoda (version with ‘real’ hair)
-Hoth Chewbacca (on my vintage Turret and Probot playset with vintage figures)
-Jawa w/ Power Droid
-Cantina Alien Cinema Scene 3-pack
-Kabe and Muftak
-Cantina Band members x6
-‘Arvel Crynyd’ (mixed with other pilots)
-Ronto w/ Jawa
-Luke’s Taun Taun w/ Luke
-Han’s Taun Taun (using the saga lightsaber swinging Han figure)
-Bantha w/ Tusken
-Dewback (using the SA Sandtrooper from the Walmart Dewback)
-Speederbike (using an SA Biker Scout)
-A-Wing w/ pilot
-Tatooine Skiff x2
-Emperor’s chair (with custom Emperor figure)
-Hoth Radar Dish Cannon
Yeesh, that’s way more than I would’ve guessed, and doesn’t even include the heads I use on customized figures like Tarkin, Ponda Baba, and Piett.
I honestly don’t think that there is any modern line that I don’t display at least some figures from.
Correct. I guess I should have stated that I was talking about the 1978-1985 original Vintage line. One of the reasons the 1997 Grand Moff Tarkin & Slave Leia figures were so cool to get is that it was the first time they had been made as figures....this was especially relevant to those of us who remembered the original Vintage line & wanted these figures at that time.Hes talking about the original vintage line from Kenner.
Not the Vintage Collection.
Holy hell patrickdurfee, don't get your panties tied in a knot. TimTeebo was merely making a suggestion and even though he did mention the Vintage Collection no need to be a **** about it off the bat.
Ok, my point is instead of being an ****** about it simply correct him. Tim may not be old enough to remember the actual vintage line or perhaps is not that affluent in it other than what he knows about the VC sets in the later years. In the over 25 years I've been collecting and researching various lines I've ran into a lot of people to just simply help out. Just because you know something surely doesn't make you a high god. So get over yourself and your ego.TimTeebo autoamtically assumed Tarkin and Slave Leia were made for the vintage line. Old Kenner line they were not made. Period.
Dont argue about it
Makes perfect sense. I'm glad I have the 2000 Target Exclusive Skiff & The 1997 A-wing. I remember both were tough to track down at the time. These are two of my favorite SW ships.Looks like now that the POTF2 SKIFF is going for some $$$ on the aftermarket the timing was right to release a new SKIFF. The A-wings, At-AT's, and TIE and X-wings are getting back up there in $$$ so I'm guessing next year we'll see more re-releases of those. There were some darn good items released back around this time.
You can say all you want about this line, but Hasbro still takes a look a the after market prices and as soon as prices go back up releases, retools, and re-hashes accordingly.
This is a great comment! I too miss that time period along with the release of the prequel figures! It was an exciting time to be a SW fan for sure. I remember the first time I saw the new POTF2 cards at a mall at KB Toys and bought them all! My then GF was not too pleased, but oh well. That went to hunts for long vs short sabers, 3 pack movie scenes, dots on Boba's gloves to the foil vs non foil cross over wave. The pain it was to secure a Biker Scout, etc. All fond memories.I miss the shear buzz of the '95 era with the POTF2 stuff. Shops loaded, supermarkets with shelves full as if it was the 70's again.
All the POTF2 I ever bought I still have in stash, Red, Green, Freeze Frames, you name it, still got it all. The one area I still actively collect is the Red card stuff, singles, deluxe and what ever I can get hold of. Variants, short and long sabers, tray variants, US, Canadian, UK and Italian
Including SOTE Red cards I have 80 various in the stash. The Red holds the most nostalgia for me as they were the first cards I bought back in '95.
Definitely agree if you include POTJ, which is very, very similar aesthetically you get a wide range of great figures. POTJ, like POTF2 has some of my favorite EU figures...like the Dark Empire figures, SOTE Outrider and the Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon and Darth Maul training/concept art figures.Totally agree that there are some fantastic POTF2 figures out there, especially if you count the POTJ line. That had some great sculpts including the Amanaman and Slave Leia with Barge Cannon.
Curious as to your point about Tarkin and Slave Leia not being in the vintage line. Those were both made. VC98 for Tarkin and VC64 for Leia (on both Return and Revenge variants)
I definitely respect where you're coming from with this, even if I take a slightly different approach.Keeeeeeep them! or you will regret it. Personally, I have an eclectic collection, I just keep what I like, and my collection is a tremendous mish-mash of vintage, POTF, Hasbro Legacy, 30th, modern, whatever falls in my hands and I like. Basically, that means nearly everything that gets into my hands :lol: . Most vintage I don't collect, as don't have nostalgia for them. I try to collect one figure of each character, and if by chance I get a subversion, I keep it.
In Star Wars, I collect more the character than the figure (I am not amused by having 200 Obi Wans with slight differences, mostly in odd articulation). For example, I just have a Mace Windu, he is Mace Windu, stop. Obi Wans I have a few, basically due to big differences in costume.
There is still a lot of POTF2 figures that have never been made in any other line, and there is a few that are incredibly well done, maybe not very articulated, but as a sculptural quality, hardly beatable, with textured dresses and alien skins.
As they are so low value, I tend to keep them even if I "officially" substitute them, like Darth Vader or Han Solo. This is why I don't keep the vintage, because people out there gives them a much higher value than myself.