And it branched out into the Expanded Universe. Add to that the very fun Shadows of the Empire subline of 1996 and the POTF2 series went way more places than the classic Kenner line ever even dreamed.The great thing about this line, as others have pointed out is how it really tried to be a "complete" line. It seemed like it made it a goal to release all the figures from the Vintage line. It got close. I mean, the line released the only Yakface figure in the modern line. That says something.
I still remember how excited I was by the entire Shadows of the Empire event. And finding those purple cards for the first time in stores? Awesome times.Shadows of the empire was the first toy line I went out of my way to complete lol especially after reading that awesome book!
That's an interesting Point and after having read your post, I think you're right. When I look back, I really had that Feeling that's where they were headed and they included figures that could/should have been on the original line, like Tarkin, Sandtrooper, and Rebel Trooper, to Name a few. They really did go for that complete what there was and add to it.The great thing about this line, as others have pointed out is how it really tried to be a "complete" line. It seemed like it made it a goal to release all the figures from the Vintage line. It got close. I mean, the line released the only Yakface figure in the modern line. That says something.
We'll see if the Legends line becomes as extensive as the POTF2 line was. It's too early to tell. I'm hoping Hasbro gets the hint and makes it a "complete" line.I've made the same point often - actually, POTF2 was the ONLY modern line that really tried to be that all-encompassing. It was excellent, and I am glad "POTF3" is now here to take up the baton.
What about the long tray short saber variants? I jest, cool find with the store today. Welcome to the boards!I personally love the potf2 figures, as a kid I opened everything untill the 12 inch line collector series came out and made me a real collector and everything was left in the box and on the card. I remember trying so hard to find the long light saber cards again and couldnt. I got out of collecting for 10 years today I scored at a shop that does toys comics movies ect every long light saber card there was made! I just got back into collecting and this makes me excited. I am going to get into the original vintage line and the reboot vintage collection.
POTF2 is the last line that produced consistently good head sculpts. People who talk about the latest 5POA Han as being good/great/perfect obviously never owned CommTech Han.Some still hold up great, some not so much. Stick with new likeness and beyond and you'll be reasonably happy.
I personally prefer the Death Star Escape POTJ Han Solo head but that was an easy enough fix. Boil and pop!POTF2 is the last line that produced consistently good head sculpts. People who talk about the latest 5POA Han as being good/great/perfect obviously never owned CommTech Han.
I love this line for the same reasons! I grew up with it so it will always hold a special place in my heart (I think this is the same reason so many vintage collectors like the vintage line).I love POTF 2. It's the line I grew up with. Vintage is my favorite overall I think, but POTF 2 certainly has a near and dear place in my heart. I don't know why it gets such a bad rap. I heard one guy say he hated the line because it isn't worth any money. WTF?
Let me tell you something. If you're into any hobby for the money, you're in it for the wrong reason.
Me? I open all my stuff. I couldn't care less about MOC. I want to touch my stuff, feel it in my hands, put the figures in their vehicles, etc... Much more enjoyable that way.
I just bought ordered a bunch of carded POTF 2 figures for $3.00 a pop the other day. And guess what? When they arrive, I'm going to be like a kid on Christmas morning, because I'm going to open ALL of them!
I agree, I am a huge fan of the cardbacks. They were very simple and nicely done. I also like the fact cards on the back! Learned a lot of interesting stuff about a lot of characters that way!These POTF2 card backs were also my favorites of the modern lines- probably just because they were first out and it was a blast finding new figures at the time.