- Aug 6, 2003
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I think the same applies to Retro as well, alongside TVC, they now represent the entire heritage scale. I feel nostalgia is the foundation for why most established collectors are in the hobby though. It makes sense for Hasbro to focus on it for those consumers, but I think they're overestimating the popularity of a cardback design in comparison to loyalty of scale. I feel most of us put scale before cardbacks, that's why the petition for more TVC figures might backfire slightly - they'll misread that as more content on these cards, including repacks, over what most truly desire - new sculpts. I know new sculpts were mentioned, but Hasbro reps had to backtrack statements and say more "characters" were coming to TVC, not necessarily new tooling. I'd much rather have a brand new sculpt on any new cardback over a repack in TVC...TBH, TVC is pure nostalgia period. IMHO it's one of the most boring designs ever done, it's just there and stands out in no way. It only means something to those few who love it for pure nostalgic reasons this why it appeals. And I get it for that reason because that's the look most people see when they think of Star Wars but it doesn't mean I blindly feel those cards are the best looking simply because of it.
Personally my all time favorite card design was 30th Anniversary line. And the fact that TBS can release their figures on varies cards like the recent TCW Obi-Wan wave as well as TPM prior to it as well as "Vintage" cards shows how it can change to fit the theme when needed. Meanwhile it seems that TVC is stuck in a rut in that regard. What's stopping them from doing the exact same thing for TVC as TBS when it comes to packaging changes and tailoring it to fit like the most recent Clone Wars wave? Even TVC Exclusives are on TVC cards instead of say a "Mandalorian" cardback, or even the Gaming Greats could be different.