|Love these sets!...totally remind me of the Speeder Bike box from the 80's!|
The biggest bummer I read was yesterday when my very fears as spelled out in my previous Vintage Collection Post apparently is coming true. Hasbro has announced that the Vintage Collection is going on Hiatus (pretty much cancelled) and being replaced by "Droid Factory" figures. Whatever their BS reasoning is, we all know it's due to their absolutely soulless and money driven push for forcing an inflated wave of unpopular action figures geared at young children into their only true adult series of figures which, in turn, sold horribly and as a result the fans will now suffer. I called this a week ago and this was something I really didn't want to be right about. Not only this but I noticed at the showcase photos and on rebelscum.com that they are also shoehorning in two CLONE WARS figures as well into the Vintage Collection! While we're at it, how about we start making animated looking classic figures and flooding the Clone Wars line? Wouldn't that be great?
|I LOVE the B and W drawings on the back of the old vehicle packages!|
Now we're talking!!!
Also, there have been some showings of the new
Also, Battle Beasts News posted on their page some info regarding the Diamond Select Minimates Battle Beasts figures and I'm starting to think I'm going to be dodging this collection. I'm sorry but these figures just don't look like Battle Beasts....they look more like any random anthropomorphized animistic set of heroes and villains from any 90's cash-grab cartoon. (and not one of the better ones) Also, there are some pictures of random people in this set...I'm not sure if this is a mistake or what is going on here. We haven't seen everything so maybe this still may work but I kinda lost my enthusiam when I saw the Insectoid with the Goat figure for the SDCC exclusive set. All I'm thinking is, I'm way more likely to gravitate toward the Takara Beast Saga (although pricier) when I go for reboot Battle Beasts figures. *Photos from 16.bit.com*