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flywheels
06-27-2007, 03:02 PM
I'm guessing no one really knows at this point, but are any of the molds in this year's convention box set going to be the new 25th Ann. molds? Maybe a combination if nothing else?

Living about 4 hours away, I was hoping this would be my first convention to attend...but just starting a new job I don't think that's going to happen now. So I was looking at getting the non-attendee set for the very first time...instead of buying loose figures off eBay.

I like the line-up of the cast included in this year's set, so the mold choice really doesn't matter to me that much...just curious. Maybe I can pry some info outta Brian Savage this week @ Botcon?

goodguyswearblack9
06-27-2007, 05:33 PM
I'm not sure because some of the characters in the set would be difficult to make from old sculpts.

FireFox91
06-27-2007, 05:38 PM
I could swear that I read somewhere that MC said the set would still use the original style molds from the 80s/90s. There are plenty of molds out there to get creative with and make the figures they reported. Lets also not forget that they have created new head molds in the past for convention sets. I really like the 25A figures but I still want the convention figures to be classic sculpt.

goodguyswearblack9
06-27-2007, 07:50 PM
I also want them to be old sculpt, but what would they use for Doc?

danyanda
06-27-2007, 08:17 PM
I also want them to be old sculpt, but what would they use for Doc?

Covergirl, Jinx, or Lady Jaye could all work, IMO. I am guessing that the female troopers will be Baroness torsos when I would REALLY like to see 82/83 troopers with female curves.

We'll see, though.

Reptilian Popinjay
06-27-2007, 09:07 PM
I'm expecting the female COBRAs to be all-Baroness bodies in navy blue and black with new heads.

RedClaw
06-27-2007, 10:41 PM
It's not comprised of 25th figure tooling.

YELSEW
06-28-2007, 04:32 AM
I would imagine the sets will remain vintage, which is my vote anyway!

Jay West
06-28-2007, 11:25 AM
I love the vintage stuff. I understand why these items are using vintage sculpts - they are the sculpts that built the hobby. But I would love to see some of the better New Sculpts get thrown into the mix every now and again. Now before someone gets ready to shout blasphemy, I don't want the vintage to stop b/c I know they are popular. I just would like some new sculpt exclusives tossed into the mix.

DPrime
06-28-2007, 11:41 AM
I don't understand why this question seems to come up on a regular basis - I really doubt MC would have the time or opportunity to use these brand new molds right now... Not to mention there's no indication they would anyway, since they've always catered to either 12" or 3 3/4" fans. It's really the only opportunity for RAH collectors to get anything at all this year, or so it seems thus far. Not saying it won't happen at all - maybe there will be another exclusive figure (we are getting PDD after all), but certainly not a whole set.

I wouldn't have been surprised if they did an 8" S6 style figure. In fact, if they go with RAH looks for them, I'd want them to!

goodguyswearblack9
06-28-2007, 02:55 PM
I think that it would be cool if they always kept the box set old sculpt and tried a few of the souveneir sets in new.

Bigtattoo
06-28-2007, 04:02 PM
I have a wee feeling that they'll use new tooling/moulds for the female cobras.

CGC
06-28-2007, 04:27 PM
snip...

I wouldn't have been surprised if they did an 8" S6 style figure. In fact, if they go with RAH looks for them, I'd want them to!
The parachute fig this year will be.

pain
06-28-2007, 04:53 PM
It doesn't really matter to me, I like both.

I am just looking forward to going again this year to the con. The last two years have been good. Last year fifteen minutes from my house, and this year fifteen minutes from the in-laws house. (now, that I am not looking forward to.)

Deadman2099
06-28-2007, 06:15 PM
wasn't the MC free figure a new sculpt Copperhead? I'm wondering what they'll use to make the Roddy Piper figure :D

DPrime
06-28-2007, 07:30 PM
The parachute fig this year will be.

Forgot about that one, but what I'd really like to see is a Cobra Commander that looks like the RAH versions, that sort of thing. Or a Flint that actually looks like Flint - something for those of us who really liked Destro, Zartan, Storm Shadow... but maybe not the other Sigma Six figures.

Corey Stinson
06-28-2007, 09:39 PM
I'm not sure because some of the characters in the set would be difficult to make from old sculpts.

I have no inside information, but this is just my prediction. What you will see is old-style sculpts with some new tooling (i.e. new heads, etc.) I believe Master Collector is comfortable enough now with the sales of the convention/club exclusive 3 3/4" figures (and the associated pricing levels) to continue with some new tooling here and there. And, I think this is a good idea, it brings a certain "newness" to their offerings while maintaining a vintage style. It reminds me of what Hasbro was doing with the "A Real American Hero" collection in 1999/2000 and I liked the vast majority of those releases.