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Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: Stormtrooper - SW - 1978

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Visual Guide Update - Stormtrooper - Retro Collection

Check out the Retro Collection’s Stormtrooper figure, our latest Visual Guide update. Click below to have a look at our full Visual Guide, and make sure to also check out our full review. Are you liking these figures? Join in the discussion on our review page!

Stormtrooper - Retro Collection

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Review: Stormtrooper - RC - Basic

We’re continuing our look at the first wave of the Retro Collection! Let’s move right along with the Stormtrooper complete with ALL NEW IMAGES ADDED including the Kenner Death Star, figure and weapon comparison shots, and updated galleries and Collector Notes. This might be the best of the first wave. See more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Stormtrooper

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It’s time for a run of Visual Guides featuring latest from The Vintage Collection. Up first is the Imperial Stormtrooper (VC140). Click below for our full Visual Guide, and make sure to swing by our review for full details and discussion.

Imperial Stormtrooper (VC140) - The Vintage Collection

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OK, The Vintage Collection Rogue One Imperial Stormtrooper (VC140) review is ready! We doubled the number of images and added a ton of comparison pictures. We also showed this figure in scenes from various parts of the Star Wars timeline, from the Original Trilogy to Disney Star Wars to animated series. Check it all out and read our thoughts on this near-perfect release. It’s the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Imperial Stormtrooper

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We have a sneak peek of the Escape From Death Star Game with exclusive Retro Collection Grand Moff Tarkin figure. The set is nicer than expected. The key selling point here is the exclusive Grand Moff Tarkin figure obviously, but it’s also nice to get a modern chance at buying this old board game once again. I was thinking about the potential of The Retro Collection line, and the more I thought about, the more I likened it to the Hasbro equivalent of the “Infinities” comics. What would the vintage Kenner line have looked like if Grand Moff Tarkin (and others) were part of it? Because of this, I posed Grand Moff Tarkin alongside Kenner’s 1978 Star Wars figures and playsets, including the Death Star. The nostalgia this line creates is something that all original collectors will thoroughly enjoy. And the Retro Collection beautifully complements The Vintage Collection. Oh, and what about that sticker? If you recall, JTA reported that it was indeed a sticker and we pondered the ease of its removability. Simply put, the sticker is indeed easy to remove. You’ll need to be patient as it takes a couple of minutes to peel it off slowly, but it is possible not to damage the card back if you decide to do this. In the meantime, check out our early Photo Gallery of the boardgame and the figure. I can’t wait to see what Hasbro does with this line going forward. Bring on the Sandtrooper, the Rebel Fleet Trooper, and a black Death Star Droid! And so many others too!

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The Saga Collection included a reissue of Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced x1 Starfighter. But they should have retooled it instead. See more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1 Starfighter

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If you think that the updated “photorealistic” technology is the only thing that sets apart the 2019 version of Darth Vader (VC08) from the original 2010 release, you’re in for a rude awakening. Almost a full decade sets the figures apart from each other, and there is so much more you need to know. We’re going to let you know what you need to know.

Darth Vader (VC08) is our #1 most-visited review in our RDRs. It evidently resonates with collectors. So we spent hours updating the Photo Gallery (which now sports 72 images and comparison shots), updating text and new Editor’s and Collector Notes all to educate you on all the newness this figure brings to the table. Click the image below for the full experience!

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Visual Guide Rewind - TIE Fighter - The Saga Collection

We’re updating our Visual Guide for the TIE Fighter from The Saga Collection. Click below to check out our newly detailed Visual Guide page for this Toys R Us exclusive, and make sure to check out all of our additional information and galleries in our full review.

TIE Fighter - The Saga Collection - Vehicles

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Review: TIE Fighter - TSC - Toys R Us Exclusive

There’s a strong possibility that you don’t know The Saga Collection TIE Fighter Toys R Us exclusive exists. Or if you do know about it, you might think it’s just a straight repack of the one released the year before it. You”d be wrong on both accounts. Did you also know it had a concurrent variation? This blink-and-you-miss-it Toys R Us exclusive is an incredible release thanks to its stunning paint job and beautiful packaging. Learn more about it in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

TIE Fighter

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Do you remember the “Trooper Builders” sets? Let’s take a look at the Star Wars Trooper Builders III (Sandtroopers) set. It’s not terrible. See more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Star Wars Trooper Builders III (Sandtroopers)

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We have another update to an older Visual Guide as our eatured guide tonight. Take a look at our update for the POTF2 [Red] Imperial Speeder Bike below. We also added this to our review database today. You can read our full review right here.

Imperial Speeder Bike - POTF2 [Red] - Vehicles

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Review: Imperial Speeder Bike - POTF2 [R] - Vehicle

The Imperial Speeder Bike was one of the first vehicles released in the modern Star Wars line, but how well does it hold up? See more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Imperial Speeder Bike

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Visual Guide Rewind - Snowtrooper - POTF2 [Green/Freeze Frame]

We are updating another Visual Guide from the [Green/Freeze Frame] Deluxe line. Click below to check out our updated Snowtrooper set. This was also today’s featured review. Check it out right here.

Snowtrooper - The Power of the Force [Green/Freeze Frame] - Deluxe Figures

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The Power Of The Force “2” [Green/Freeze Frame] Deluxe sets were awesome! Let’s now look at the Snowtrooper (With E-Web Heavy Repeating Blaster). It’s the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Snowtrooper

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Our next Galaxy of Adventures wave 1 Visual Guide update features Darth Vader (The Villain). Click below to check out the full Visual Guide. Make sure to also swing by our review for a detailed analysis of this figure.

Darth Vader (The Villain) - Galaxy of Adventures

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Up next for the Electronic Power F/X Visual Guide updates is Darth Vader. Click below to have a look at our full Visual Guide. Make sure to also stop by and read our full review.

Darth Vader - POTF2 [Green/Freeze Frame] - Electronic Power F/X

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Review: Darth Vader - POTF2 [G/FF] - Electronic Power F/X

Who remembers the Electronic Power F/X line? Let’s continue with Darth Vader. It’s the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Darth Vader

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JTA Presents: Evolutions - AT-AT Driver

Welcome to another one of our JTA Presents: Evolutions features! Let’s check out how close or far we are from having an ideal Hasbro 3.75″ AT-AT Driver action figure. Have we arrived at definitive status yet? Weigh in and let us know what conclusion you’ll come to by clicking through and adding your two cents in the comments!

AT-AT Driver

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Our Galaxy of Adventures run of Visual Guide updates finishes with the Imperial Stormtrooper (The Enforcer). Click below to visit the full guide page. Make sure to also check out our full review right here.

Imperial Stormtrooper (The Enforcer) - Galaxy of Adventures

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Review: Imperial Stormtrooper (The Enforcer) - GOA - Basic

OK, here’s a beauty of a figure. Let’s finish up looking at Galaxy Of Adventures wave 2! The Imperial Stormtrooper (The Enforcer) finishes up this series. He’s the focus on our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Imperial Stormtrooper (The Enforcer)

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The Vintage Collection Wave 20: That's A Wrap!

Behind the scenes, I calculate various statistics on what happens here on our site, just for curiosity. And I have to say you all impressed me. We had unprecedented first-day unique visits for The Vintage Collection wave 20. It seems all the hobby needs is a strong wave of Original Trilogy characters to get everyone excited again. Anyway, thank you for the astounding traffic, and we hope you keep checking back as we add more figures to this fantastic collection. If you missed checking out our larger-than-usual galleries of Saelt-Marae, Klaatu (Skiff Guard), Princess Leia Organa (Boushh) and Scarif Stormtrooper, please be sure to check them out!

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Let’s wrap up wave 20 of our The Vintage Collection Visual Guide updates with the addition of the Scarif Stormtrooper (VC133). Click below to have a look! Make sure you also check out our full review right here.

Scarif Stormtrooper (VC133) - The Vintage Collection

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Review: Scarif Stormtrooper - TVC - VC133

Now let’s check out the Scarif Stormtrooper figure! We’re looking at The Vintage Collection wave 20, the wave that should have begun the line’s relaunch! And don’t forget it’s our final year of Research Droids Reviews! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Scarif Stormtrooper

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