The Bad Batch wouldn’t leave Crosshair behind…now let’s hope Hasbro doesn’t leave The Vintage Collection behind!
We first discussed wanting The Bad Batch figures in The Vintage Collection after the show’s premiere, so we thought we’d revisit the topic for #TVCWishlistWednesday after the season finale. Along the way, Hasbro revealed the amazing Amazon exclusive four-pack featuring Captain Rex, the Elite Squad Trooper, Captain Grey, and fan favorite Captain Howzer (or is that Ballast?). This set sold out very quickly, becoming Amazon’s top seller of the day (according to Hasbro), prompting more quantities to be made available early next year—and showing a clear desire for figures from this series.
While not every episode is perfect (need we remind you about early seasons of The Clone Wars and Rebels?), this show offers a fun blast of Star Wars action in a fascinating time of change for the galaxy, and it absolutely screams “toyetic.” Now, we know the Havoc Marauder probably isn’t flying onto shelves any time soon, and there are plenty of other Star Wars properties that deserve their space in the line, too. But the anticipation around TVC figures from animated series like Ahsoka, Maul, and Echo shows there is plenty of demand for characters outside the original trilogy and The Mandalorian.
Not to be all “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia,” but The Black Series already has several characters from this show available for sale or preorder right now. Lucky for us, that means Hasbro should be able to leverage the digital sculpts of these figures to #BalanceTheScalesHasbro and make TVC versions of them. The 6” versions of Hunter and Crosshair feature the same arms, legs, and lower torsos, and we imagine 3.75” versions of them could do the same, so that’s some tooling budget saved right there. The show also featured tons of plain white phase II clone troopers, so what better excuse to pump out a revised version of the figure on a Bad Batch card? Not to mention a new Clone Commando that could then be repainted a dozen different ways!
Which characters from #TheBadBatch do you want to see in #TheVintageCollection first?