2012 the vintage collection wave 10
hasbro released wave 10 (1 for 2012) or the phantom
menace wave in january of 2012 to coincide with the released of 3d the
phantom menace in the theaters. this wave was originally plan for
2010 but was delayed so the wave would be out at the same time as
the movie. the figures in this wave are mostly new version with
exception of couple of reissued. many of the figures in this wave
made their appearance for the first time as action-figures including the
much requested ben quadinaros and daultay dofine. the figure
numbering for this wave start at 75 because vc71 to 74 were removed to
become wal-mart exclusive (released in 3d packaging), while the vintage
style are scheduled to be available later.
the phantom menace
vc75 qui-gon jin
this figure is a reissued figure that had been
reissued several times. however, phantom menace wave would
seriously be lacking if it was missing character like qui-gon. the
vintage packaging makes up for the deficientcy.
vc76 obi-wan kenobi
this is also another reissued figure in this wave.
again the vintage collection style cardback help makes up for figure
that already seen so many re-releases.
vc77 ratts tyerell with pit droid
this is brand new figure (though not the first time
he is available as an action-figure). due to his small size,
hasbro include a pit droid figure with ratts.
vc78 battle droid
this is also brand new sculpt of battle droid figure.
the cardback looks great and fit in perfectly with vintage style cards.
vc79 darth sidious
darth sidous is a nice surprise for the phantom
menace line up especially to have him with his palpatine's head instead
of the deformed version. like many of the new figures in this
wave, darth sidious has extra feature, under his sith robe, you will
find sidious in his sith outfit.
vc80 anakin skywalker (jedi padawan)
this is a strange choice for this character since
jedi padawan version of young anakin only appeared briefly at the end of
the movie. this is also brand new figure and hasbro included
several accessories to make up for the small size figure.
vc81 ben quadinaros
ben quadinaros is one of those figure that has been
ask by fans to complete the pod racers line-up. the alien design
is very goofy just like many elements in episode 1 but it's still nice
to have one more pod racer aliens (you can imagine them to be star wars
cantina for the prequel generation). his card also has sticker
that this is the debut figure.
vc82 daultay dofine
this is also another figure long ask for by fans to
complete the phantom menace figures line up and the neimoinian trios.
although nute gunray would probably be better choice for the phantom
menace but most will rather get new never before seen figure rather than
one that already had several releases.
vc83 naboo royal guard
this is also another brand new figure that has not
been done before. the figure is nicely sculpt and the cardback
really fit in with vintage style.
vc84 queen amidala
another cross off the list figure, queen amidala in
one of her many outfits. this is one that has never been done and
depicted amidala seen addressing the senate. this is another great
figure of amidala but the red dress would be more iconic for the phantom
menace. sometimes one wish that hasbro should just stick to
releasing everything under vintage style cards. the new movie
heroes line is just hideous lookings.
vc85 quilan vos
quilan vos is one of those background character that
get ret-con from expanded universe into the movies. hasbro did
excellent sculpt on this background character turned renegade jedi
knight. (one can't help but wonder why he didn't lend aid or even
vc86 darth maul
just as obi-wan and qui-gon, darth maul is a must for
any respectable wave to be call the phantom menace wave. this is a
brand new figure and one of the best darth maul on 10mm scale. his
cardback also looks great. it's too bad, hasbro doesn't feel the
same about darth tyrannus (dooku) and he is the only sith still
curiously missing from the vintage line up.
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