Prototype Boba Fett

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They aren't making anything new that I want and even repacked stuff is worthless. I've given up on Hasbro completely. I've just been collecting stuff I've missed and customizing.

I've been meaning to ask where you got that Squidhead, is it sculpted? I don't recognize it from any figure that I've gotten over the years,
 
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it could also be the head from the battle pack from the comic books, can't remember his name but he was kind of like a sith with a laser whip
 
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So was this more difficult to get when it was released? Not many people seem excited about it.
Not sure if it was difficult, but was exclusive. you can find him at Amazon for like 30.00 on TVC card, however I'm exited, since it was an exclusive I was never able to find him before, and to get him for a reasonable price its even better. never really care too much for exclusives since they tend to over priced it. however I'm wondering if it will sell good at Walmart, it might end up been a peg warmer, just like the rest of the Black Series.
 
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Looks to be either the PoTJ Tessek or Legacy Quarren Soldier.
it could also be the head from the battle pack from the comic books, can't remember his name but he was kind of like a sith with a laser whip
I've been meaning to ask where you got that Squidhead, is it sculpted? I don't recognize it from any figure that I've gotten over the years,
​Isn't this the Pilot Squid Head from the 2-packs?
 
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It's the legacy quarren warrior head on a hoth rebel trooper body, meant to be this:

 
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Sweet paint jobs. Do you tape off and use an airbrush or manually paint them? Also, is that Hoth transport the one from Hole in the Ground?
I tape off and spray and sometimes manual. And yes that's a hole in the ground productions transport. Any one else buy parts from them? I was thinking about getting some more items.
 
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Here the mail-away version just showed up at small shops in solid cases. I still think I skipped it though. I might pick this up, then.
So was this more difficult to get when it was released? Not many people seem excited about it.
Not sure if it was difficult, but was exclusive. you can find him at Amazon for like 30.00 on TVC card, however I'm exited, since it was an exclusive I was never able to find him before, and to get him for a reasonable price its even better. never really care too much for exclusives since they tend to over priced it. however I'm wondering if it will sell good at Walmart, it might end up been a peg warmer, just like the rest of the Black Series.
http://www.rebelscum.com/TVC61BobaProto.asp

Other than Trooper31 saying it showed up in Germany, it was a Mail In Exclusive. Anyone could have gotten it if they had 5 viable UPC Codes, $6.99 for shipping/handling, and the redemption certificate.
The difficulty would only arise if one lived in a country that perhaps couldn't participate in the mail in procedure, or if one didn't want to buy five other figures and cut off the UPC codes.
The people that aren't excited about it seem to feel to some degree that re-releasing it dilutes what made it special as a mail in exclusive and/or part of the Vintage Collection.
Now if you had the TVC one loose and there are no paint differences, then yes you would have put more money into getting the TVC one.
And perhaps if you wanted to trade/sell the TVC one, if someone isn't interested in it carded, then they may just as well try to get the new version, so those TVC ones may go down in value.
So those are some reasons why some people may not be excited for its re-release (aside from wasting a slot for a different figure).
However, If you have a carded version, I don't see this as ruining or lessening its uniqueness or special nature. Because you had to have had the original TVC one to get the card. It remains special in that aspect. You can have an army of a dozen Black Series loose ones, but that isn't the same as having a carded TVC one. It might burn up those who spent lots of money to build an army of TVC ones, but I would almost think that there are less people who did that, than people who will buy up multiples today of the BS one. This provides collectors a chance to get multiples (or just their first one) which is good for collectors in general, but doesn't dilute the special nature of the carded TVC one that others already have.

While not exactly the same, the TVC ERG was an online exclusive. Because of that, many people never got one. When the ERG appeared in the BS, I seem to recall people buying them up in multiples and generally being happy to get a chance at a figure they never got before, and in multiples.
The same for Ahsoka Tano, though I believe there were some differences in facial paint apps, and a date stamp.
Again, an online exclusive is not directly equal to a mail in exclusive, but they are a similar concept. It would seem to me that the feelings/opinions would be closer to the same for both situations.
I don't know that I will, but I know that I may consider buying one or some of this re-release, whereas I wouldn't have bought up multiples of the TVC mail in. It's cheaper this way. I guess time will tell but I think there's a market out there where they will sell and not pile up in stores.

I think the limited nature of offerings has reduced collectors to where many re-releases will be viewed as a mistake, that a different figure should have been done. With so few choices, everybody is gonna have a top 5 that they are weighing against the selection and would prefer instead. It's a numbers game now, too few releases won't hit high enough up on enough collectors' lists.
 
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Having missed this figure the first time around, I'm looking forward to picking one up. Although with the unreliability of the UK market, who knows when that will be!
 
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http://www.rebelscum.com/TVC61BobaProto.asp

Other than Trooper31 saying it showed up in Germany, it was a Mail In Exclusive. Anyone could have gotten it if they had 5 viable UPC Codes, $6.99 for shipping/handling, and the redemption certificate.
The difficulty would only arise if one lived in a country that perhaps couldn't participate in the mail in procedure, or if one didn't want to buy five other figures and cut off the UPC codes.
The people that aren't excited about it seem to feel to some degree that re-releasing it dilutes what made it special as a mail in exclusive and/or part of the Vintage Collection.
Now if you had the TVC one loose and there are no paint differences, then yes you would have put more money into getting the TVC one.
And perhaps if you wanted to trade/sell the TVC one, if someone isn't interested in it carded, then they may just as well try to get the new version, so those TVC ones may go down in value.
So those are some reasons why some people may not be excited for its re-release (aside from wasting a slot for a different figure).
However, If you have a carded version, I don't see this as ruining or lessening its uniqueness or special nature. Because you had to have had the original TVC one to get the card. It remains special in that aspect. You can have an army of a dozen Black Series loose ones, but that isn't the same as having a carded TVC one. It might burn up those who spent lots of money to build an army of TVC ones, but I would almost think that there are less people who did that, than people who will buy up multiples today of the BS one. This provides collectors a chance to get multiples (or just their first one) which is good for collectors in general, but doesn't dilute the special nature of the carded TVC one that others already have.

While not exactly the same, the TVC ERG was an online exclusive. Because of that, many people never got one. When the ERG appeared in the BS, I seem to recall people buying them up in multiples and generally being happy to get a chance at a figure they never got before, and in multiples.
The same for Ahsoka Tano, though I believe there were some differences in facial paint apps, and a date stamp.
Again, an online exclusive is not directly equal to a mail in exclusive, but they are a similar concept. It would seem to me that the feelings/opinions would be closer to the same for both situations.
I don't know that I will, but I know that I may consider buying one or some of this re-release, whereas I wouldn't have bought up multiples of the TVC mail in. It's cheaper this way. I guess time will tell but I think there's a market out there where they will sell and not pile up in stores.

I think the limited nature of offerings has reduced collectors to where many re-releases will be viewed as a mistake, that a different figure should have been done. With so few choices, everybody is gonna have a top 5 that they are weighing against the selection and would prefer instead. It's a numbers game now, too few releases won't hit high enough up on enough collectors' lists.
Baffled why so many people are struggling with the concept that this was a poor choice, but on-point summary nonetheless!
 
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TBH, I don't see this one selling that well. Once the ten people who want him have bought him, I can see it pegwarming.
 
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I mean ... a Classic Fett MAYBE would sell well ... I could use extras. But I am with you on these guys, although I might Army build a squad I just cant see it having a broad appeal.
 
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Yeah, I might get it since I missed the TVC one but I do doubt whether I'll get more than one. If they had done the Empire version of Boba I would have bought it for sure, since I don't have that figure (I've only got the RoTJ one) and maybe bought a couple more to customize into other Mandalorians. As it is, the "Imperial Supercommandos" don't hold much appeal for me and a white base is a pain to paint over.
 
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I think its a poor choice, but I don't have it, so I might get one. The Empire version its been in circulation since the Evolution pack (Legacy collection), and reissue multiple times after that.
 
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Didn't buy this the first time won't buy it this time. Especially with my more conservative collecting habits. This figure does nothing for me. I never went for "color" alterations of figures(except storm troopers). I always saw it as a scam. Just switching colors of character outfits. If it reflects something film accurate, then fine, but even then I'm cautious. Just re-molding things in different colors to create a "new figure". No thanks. The original prototype outfit was altered for a reason and thus not what appears in the film. This is more minimal investment by Hasbro to play on the "gotta have'em all!" Emotions. Just like the "Kenner" logo (next to the Hasbro :rolleyes:) on packaging.


Sorry, Hasbro never gets me with nostalgia or "rare limited exclusive", bs.
 
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TBH, I don't see this one selling that well. Once the ten people who want him have bought him, I can see it pegwarming.
Maybe, a big maybe.....some of the kids watching Rebels will see it and think it's one of the Super Commando's from the show and buy them. But I expect it to be the new Endor Han. Although that would require Wal-Mart or Hasbro to actually do something with all the Endor Han's still on the pegs.
 
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The more I consider it I just bet no Fett peg warms, enough people will get it out of novelty, impulse random buys from casual or not even really fans ro collectors, just people who see a cool looking figure and get them selves or some kid they know one. I am even getting more excited to get some just to be getting something new one weekend HOPEFULLY SOON HASBRO
 
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Maybe, a big maybe.....some of the kids watching Rebels will see it and think it's one of the Super Commando's from the show and buy them. But I expect it to be the new Endor Han. Although that would require Wal-Mart or Hasbro to actually do something with all the Endor Han's still on the pegs.
How does Endor Han look without the ugly coat? Additionally, Fett always sells.
 
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A lot of people keep saying that this thing was a poor choice and it won't sell. But just think, IT'S BOBA FETT! OF COURSE IT'S GONNA SELL! And I think last year's TBS3.75 Vader proved that it doesn't matter how old or crappy the figure is, it will sell if it's a popular character. I don't expect this to hang around the pegs.
 
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A lot of people keep saying that this thing was a poor choice and it won't sell. But just think, IT'S BOBA FETT! OF COURSE IT'S GONNA SELL! And I think last year's TBS3.75 Vader proved that it doesn't matter how old or crappy the figure is, it will sell if it's a popular character. I don't expect this to hang around the pegs.
Yep, I bought that awful TBS Vader. The only upside is that it got me to look into and purchase 2 awesome Vader sculpts (TVC 93 and TAC Vader that came with the Obi-Wan's robe stand.)
 
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A lot of people keep saying that this thing was a poor choice and it won't sell. But just think, IT'S BOBA FETT! OF COURSE IT'S GONNA SELL! And I think last year's TBS3.75 Vader proved that it doesn't matter how old or crappy the figure is, it will sell if it's a popular character. I don't expect this to hang around the pegs.
Part of me think's an excuse to not produce the white Mandalorians from Rebels. I know they'd be in animated style currently anyway, and have slightly different armor than Boba, but if the sculpt is out there, and close to what is on TV, maybe Hasbro thinks people will army build them to fill their ranks.
 
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I have the carded TVC one in a Protech case, but I might get this one just because I'm a sucker for Prototype or McQuarrie Boba Fett. Not a fan of the 3 inch Black Series figure boxes, though - so boring.
 
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Here's something strange...last week when Proto Boba was briefly in stock, me and a few friends were able to order them when in stock, roughly at the same time. I received mine, but my friends Bobas were on backorder and eventually cancelled! Has that happened to anyone else here? How is that possible that they were able to order? Did Walmart overestimate how many they had in their inventory?
 
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Walmart.com search feature is abysmal. Anyone have the link to the prototype Fett. I can't seem to get it to come up.
 
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