I think I will pick up any new characters they might do, but it’s a solid pass from me on the remade originals.
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darth_sidious wrote:I waited to comment until we saw images, and there is no mistaking the carded figures, especially with the intentionally worn cards (which is a graphic) and huge sticker. Overall, I think this will be a positive addition to the market, as it will allow casual collectors and fans to buy retro sculpts without paying the ebay prices. I'm sure many would rather pay $10 for a MOC figure over a loose beater. Sure, demand for actual vintage Kenner will likely drop, but I doubt the value will crash. Likewise, the sculpts aren't going to be exact - if you compare the Kenner Boba Fett to the Hasbro rocket-firing Fett (2010), they are clearly different.
I'm most interested to see how deep this line goes - if they start doing rare figures, I imagine many more will flock to the line, instead of paying the insane amounts vintage Kenner goes for on places like ebay. This will allow collectors and casual fans the opportunity to buy a slice of nostalgia for the price of a toy. I cant say I'll be chasing them all down, but I'll pick up at least one from the first wave to see what the quality is like. I've been looking for the Kenner vintage version of Leia for awhile, but its difficult to track down in good condition at a reasonable price - this is the solution. I don't have to worry about yellowing, paint rubs, brittle caps, missing blasters, etc. This might be the only one I pick up from the first wave, but its cool they're offering something like this.
darthapathy wrote:I haven't seen it confirmed officially yet but I saw someone post that what was seen would be the only ones produced. Again, not official.
darth_sidious wrote:The pricepoint is nice, because this line is going to offer collectors the opportunity to own mint versions of some of their favorite characters, instead of spending the same amount (or more) on a beater. If you want an original Kenner version, in excellent condition without yellowing, paint loss, and accessories, you will spend far more. One original Kenner figure, Leia, which I've been looking for - if I want an original in the same condition as these retro figures, I have to spend $80-100 on ebay, often more. Hopefully they'll continue the line and explore other unmade characters, and release Kenner figures that are very difficult to find or obtain at a reasonable price.
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