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Four years ago today, Jedi Temple Archives organized and coordinated an unprecedented event within the Star Wars collecting community: a celebration of the magnificent The Vintage Collection basic figure line (which originally ran from the middle of 2010 through sporadic parts of 2013) and entitled it A Digested Look At The Vintage Collection. We rounded up the best Star Wars fan sites on the web together to rank the Top 25 greatest figures in The Vintage Collection basic figure line. But most importantly, we even got Hasbro on board where three of their finest, including Dave Vennemeyer (who has been with the Star Wars brand since the start), chose their own top picks as well.
Because The Vintage Collection is returning in Spring 2018, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to re-share this amazing JTA Special Report with the collecting community. Many have left the hobby, but many have joined in and those that have remained are in for a treat next year. Besides, they get to see this report again. Our hope is that the new Hasbro brand team takes notes about what made the original The Vintage Collection so powerful and that they will ensure they focus on characters like those who made the Top 25 ranking (and even those listed in the honorable mentions). This is all necessary for the line to be successful. Know your audience, Hasbro. That is ALL we ask. Anyway, please enjoy this report for the first time or once again. Enjoy!
Not all of the Star Wars “Saga” Deluxe figures were winner. Take for instance Anakin Skywalker. See more in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.
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It appears that we will be getting another 6″ Rey in The Black Series. The Rey (Jedi Training) from the SDCC Exclusive set with Luke and then a Resistance Base Rey. Special thanks to Hasbro Design Director Steve Evans for sharing the image below on his Intsagram. If you were wondering how her face looks so similar to Daisy Ridley, Steve commented and said “Our new Rey. New face application technique will be implemented on our 6″ Black Series figs from spring 2018 onwards” So hopefully this means we will be getting some amazing looking new faces coming our way. Check out The Wookie Gunner Twitter page for more images.
Hurry! SDCC TRU exclusive Clone Commander Gree is live on Toysrus.com. Limit is 1 per customer. Thanks to everyone who wrote in!
Sideshow Collectibles has revealed through a video a new Emperor’s Royal Guard figure (likely Hot Toys; figure). But check it out for yourself Star Wars stuff begins at about the eight minute mark
Hasbro Toy Shop has LISTED (they’re NOT available to buy) all three SDCC TBS6 exclusives on their websote. Special thanks to JTA reader Christopher H. for the news!
Mamma mia! Sideshow Collectibles reveals the Hot Toys’ “Animated Debut” Boba Fett 1:6 scale figure. This is purely amazing.
The convention exclusive Bodhi Pop! is available to order on TARGET.com! special thanks to JTA reader Duane K. for the alert!
It’s time to check out the Disney D23 R5-D23 Droid Factory figure. It’s the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.
We really hope that Hasbro does collectors a solid this year. It would be great if on Force Friday there was enough stock so that all collectors could buy the figures they want to buy. It seems that main characters like the upcoming Luke Skywalker, Grand Admiral Thrawn, Rey and the rumored Snoke would be ideal candidates for mass distribution. But from our perspective, we see things turning out for the best in this respect.
Sideshow Collectibles is not holding back on their Life-Size figure collection! In addition to the gigantic K-2SO figure on display, Sideshow announced the addition of a Life-Size Death Trooper. Their Life-Size collection is taking collecting action figures to a whole new level! Click here for the preview page! The pre-order for this is coming soon for those that (of course) want to add this to their collection!
Our friends at Rebelscum.com have a great gallery of the Hasbro booth on Preview Night at SDCC. If they don’t make these diorama pieces for actual sale, then Hasbro is making the biggest mistake of their lifetime. Check out these gorgeous backdrops!
You can now pre-order the “super-sized” 6″ Supreme Leader Snoke (hologram) Funko Pop! figure. Special thanks to all who wrote in to let us know!
Sideshow Collectibles also reveals a new Darth Vader, Princess Leia Organa (Combat Poncho), and Luke Skywalker (Battle Poncho) one-sixth scale figures! My oh my! They also list an Episode VII C-3PO, a new Stormtrooper and other great stuff. Check it all out!
UPDATE: We have been alerted to the fact that this is actually the Rogue One Darth Vader. It’s possible that they intended to showcase a different version of him instead. (Thanks Jayson!)
Remember THIS ORIGINAL POST? We wonder if it will have more significance soon.
Sideshow Collectibles reveals a stunning one-sixth scale Anakin Skywalker (Episode III) figure. Check out this beauty online!
Well, it’s still in Rogue One packaging, but hopefully you catch our drift. Good news! It looks as if the Bistan/Shoretrooper Captain Two-Pack will be released in The Last Jedi/Rogue One line. If you look carefully at the bottom of the Instagram Rathtar image you will see the packaging for this elusive set! Hopefully this comes to pass!
Early images are coming in from SDCC and Instagram user talker-art has posted images of the new Hasbro 3.75″ Rathtar with pack-in Bala-Tik figure. Hey, that wasn’t such a “bad idea” we had a while back huh? What a “coincidence”! Special thanks to our friends at BanthaSkull.com for alerting us to their article that our “rumor report” was true.
The Star Wars “Saga” Deluxe line included some neat environmental displays. The Yoda (With Super Battle Droid) set is a perfect example of that. See why in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.
Hasbro’s own OFFICIAL SITE has added the Rey (Jedi Training)/Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) 6″ SDCC exclusive two-pack to their product pages. It has an MSRP of $49.99 and an order date of August 14, 2017. If Hasbro gets upset at this post my head will honestly explode. See the proof for yourself HERE. And click through for a detailed description. Special thanks to JTA reader Marcel for the alert to this product page!