Vintage packaging?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by ORIO, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    We've seen it with Joes and now Star Wars. Could Transformers be next?

    I think it would be awesome. Especially for a classics/Universe/Generations line. But when I try and think back (26 years. Damn we're old) the "deluxe" figures were boxed right? Were they still pegable?

    All size classes would be easy to do. But deluxes get me thinking.

    Thoughts? How would it work and would you like to see it?
     
  2. turboedguy

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    I love the boxes of yesteryear, but the "deluxe" sizes weren't pegable. Only the smaller ones like the combiner limbs, cassettes, minibots, etc... It took more shelf space back in the day, but they did it, and in far more volumes than today.

    I miss top flaps...
     
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    I would hope the Generation line is meant to be more then a G1 tribute series, in which case using a G1 style box wouldnt be a great idea. I rather have something new to fit any generation figure from any series.
     
  4. Wollstone

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    I don't think it would work with Transformers.
     
  5. ORIO

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    You bring up a great point. The new Star Wars Vintage line states on the package whether it's "Return of the Jedi" or "Revenge of the Sith"

    So would a generic all around package with a subtitle that states which series it's from work?

    Why?
     
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    Agree. Maybe on reissues. IMHO GI Joes and Star Wars vehicles last the test of time. Not so much for G1 Transformers.
     
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    All they'd have to do is apply the carded figures packaging style (like the cassettes, minibots, throttlebots, micromasters, action masters) to the scout and deluxe figures in those.
     
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    I'd buy generations dirge in a vintage box!
     
  9. Wollstone

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    Stuff like G.I. Joe and Star Wars toys haven't changed as much as Transformers.

    A modern Transformer would look odd in a vintage box.
     
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    If Star Wars can have "vintage" packaging for figures from the prequel movies, I don't see why Transformers could have a G1 styled package for any of the non-G1 figures in Generations/RTS... etc.

    A car in a box now still looks like a car in a box 25 years ago.
     
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    Maybe someone can make a custom box for some new figures. That'd be cool too
     
  12. Wollstone

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    Robot art from 25 years-ago does not look like robot toys from now.
     
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    It worked for Takara's release of Primus.
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    I personally would like to see vintage packaging on modern figures, at least Classics-style figures.
     
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    Wow, I just looked that up and it looks nice! I liked this idea at first, but I'm really liking it now.
     
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    Do the minibot keychains from a few years back count? Those had a new keychain part.
     
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    Something like "Encore-style" packaging? They'd look pretty cool but - Can you imagine how banged-up the boxes would get in the stores? Kids these days have no respect for toy packaging... :lol 
     
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    I don't see any problem with using vintage style packaging. It might cost more to make them, though. I think it would be cool, and I would save them. As for banged up boxes in the store, those are more from shipping and stocking than the kids.
     
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    Yes you are right, didnt they do that already? it was the encores or toyrus reissues? too bad they didnt lasts. Thats the reason I started to recollect these g1 figures of the past. I say takara should have dished these g1 encores and reissues out faster than the ko companies. Then at least we would have gave them the money instead of buying ko transformers which I now do, along with all the encores they put out.
     
  19. KA

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    I think hasbro went this route in previous reissue line. Currently they seem to be purposely avoiding it as seen with blaster n piranacon. Its most likely theyre avoiding targeting this at retro matket specifically. Its also possible its hasbros way of throwing a bone at fans as a way to make the vintage keep its desirability.
     
  20. mac&cheese

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    Oh man, what I would do for a g1 reissue vintage box of blaster. :drool: 
    I can see the ko companies do it if takara or hasbro wont. So I will just be patient.
     

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