Star Wars ESB 40th Anniversary Black Series Figures On Vintage Style Cards?

Bespin refugee - July 06, 2019

With next year being the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, I'm expecting to see some Black series figures released on vintage-style cards, like the SW40th ones. Of the original 20/21 Star Wars cardbacks, I believe only 15 have been released (Orig 12, Luke X-Wing, R5-D4, Boba Fett), so, if it happens, I'd expect something similar. Here's a look at the card backs produced for The Empire Striked Back, excluding previously released ANH figures:
[31/32 Back]
Bespin Security Guard
Bossk
FX-7
Han Solo (Hoth Gear)
Hoth Rebel Soldier
IG-88
Imperial Snowtrooper
Lando Calrissian
Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues)
Princess Leia (Bespin Gown)
Yoda

[41 Back]
AT-AT Driver
Dengar
Han Solo (Bespin)
Imperial Officer
Lobot
Princess Leia (Hoth)
Rebel Commander (Hoth)
Ugnaught
2-1B

[45/47/48 Back]
AT-AT Commander
Bespin Security Guard #2
C-3PO (Removasble Limbs)
Luke Skywalker (Hoth)
R2-D2 (Senorscope)
Twin Pod Cloud Car Pilot
TIE Fighter Pilot
4-LOM (aka Zuckus)
Zuckuss (aka 4-LOM)

Lando seems to be the most obvious, followed by Han (Hoth or Bespin?), Leia Hoth, and Luke (Bespin/Hoth?)* and Yoda; there are also a number of possible Imperials; AT_AT Commander (Gen. Veers repack), AT-AT Driver, Imperial Commander(Piett repack), Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth), TIE Pilot, as well as, the bounty hunters. \

What do you think, will there be another vintage card series for the ESB40? If so, which figures will be included? Let your voice be heard in the discussion below.


*I realize I am overlooking the Fan's Choice Daobah Luke, but, as there was no vintage counterpart for that figure, and it will be a partially new sculpt, I assume it will be boxed, and not included in this line?

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Satam - 2019-07-07 @ 8:25 pm

The fan vote was for the 40th, so I assume that Dagobah Luke will get a vintage card, even if there was no original Kenner counterpart. The Legends team put '80s Dazzler on a vintage style Uncanny X-Men cardback, even though there was no Dazzler figure in the old '90s Toybiz 5" line.Also, I believe Luke is going to be an all-new sculpt based on what Hasbro said about the poll criteria. And that kind of has me thinking there might be room for figures with modified sculpts in the wave like Han without his jacket (and removable arm restraints), Threepio in pieces (maybe with gold vac metal), or Chewie with a new headsculpt (he needs it, especially if he's gonna be carrying Threepio around on his back).But it seems like Zuckuss, 4-Lom, Dengar, Hoth Leia, Piett or Veers (I think we'll see one but not both), the AT AT Driver, Yoda, and Lando are certain. I think a Vader re-release seems pretty likely, too. Totally unsure whether they would put a Bespin Luke with Photo Real face printing into this wave or into an Archive wave, but I'm guessing the latter since the line will already have a figure of Luke.

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