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Like it or not, we’re deeming all three Luke Skywalker figures in the Special Action Figure Set (Luke Skywalker Jedi Destiny) exclusive as definitive modern updates to the classic vintage Kenner figures. We updated all three status on the vintage Kenner pages, and you can click any of the images below to be taken to that respective vintage Kenner review to see the updates. If you haven’t checked out the the full review of the Special Action Figure Set (Luke Skywalker Jedi Destiny), be sure to CLICK HERE so you don’t miss out on a must-have release from Hasbro!

Luke Skywalker (Imperial Stormtrooper Outfit)  Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot  Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit)

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Vintage Kenner Research Droids Reviews Redux!

Precisely ONE YEAR AGO today we began our run of vintage Kenner Research Droids Reviews. Because the vintage Kenner line served as the catalyst which shaped our hearts and minds as Star Wars collectors, it makes total sense that they were one of our most successful columns here in the history of Jedi Temple Archives. Our readers recounted numerous childhood stories and events of what made the vintage Kenner Star Wars toy line what it was and why it has left an indelible mark on their lives. Because of the column’s success, we’ve decided to relaunch the series, with every review posted on the anniversary of its first publishing in 2018. If you’re new to the site or you’d like to relive these fantastic figures, galleries, and infinite details, please partake once again. It seems appropriate to do this with the launch of the Retro Collection. As a bonus, we’re updating the best “Hasbro Modern Counterpart” should any of the original choices changed. Stay tuned for the first “re-release” today! Thanks again for making the column a roaring success.

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Tonight’s Visual Guide update features the Walmart exclusive Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard) (VC144). Click below for our full Visual Guide, and click here to check out our full review. This figure is also still in stock and available to order right here.

Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard) (VC144) - The Vintage Collection

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Vintage Kenner Prototype Bib Fortuna Sells For £36,000!

Holy cow! A prototype of the vintage Kenner Bib Fortuna figure sold for £36,000 at Vectis auction. See the full story at BBC. Special thanks to JTA reader Chris M. for the alert to this story!

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Here’s the review of the Jabba’s Palace (Adventure Set). It’s big, it’s beautiful, and you’re going to love it. Find out why this is a must-have purchase in 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.

Jabba's Palace (Adventure Set)

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You saw our sneak peek just a couple of hours ago. Now here is the official RDR post for the Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard) (VC144) figure. It’s excellent. See a ton of comparison pictures and a detailed review on this superb figure 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.

Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard Disguise) (VC144)

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Here we go! Our Research Droids Review on Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard) (VC144) is completely finished and ready for you to check out. Despite the circus surrounding Walmart’s stock availability and alerts, shipping statuses, multiple authorizations, and changing arrival dates, I am so happy the figure is finally released for all of us to enjoy. One of my most favorite characters in the Original Trilogy, I am thrilled that Hasbro perfected this iteration of him for The Vintage Collection’s return. Aside from the missing skiff guard blaster, I am unable to find a single complaint with the figure itself. But the figure’s packaging is a whole other bowl of wax for criticism. This review’s official launch is tomorrow, but you can get an early look at right now! Don’t forget to leave your thoughts about this long-awaited updated figure in our comments! There are a ton of comparison shots with Jabba’s palace aliens, earlier versions of this character, and diorama scenes.

Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard) (VC144)

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It’s time to add the massive Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) to our Visual Guides! We have a massive Visual Guide prepared for this amazing vehicle, and have also added quite a few extras for this guide, including an additional gallery featuring many of our favorite viewer submissions that were uploaded to our New Acquistion page. After checking out our slide gallery, be sure to scroll down and check out the rest of the additional information and gallery images (including unboxing images). And, of course, don’t forget to stop by our review to join the full discussion on this vehicle.

Pro Tip: When viewing our Visual Guides, double-click on the slide to open up the viewer in full-screen mode, then use the arrows on your keyboard to scroll through the gallery.

TIE Fighter - The Saga Collection - Vehicles

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It’s the ides of March, but we’ve got nothing but good news to share. Hasbro released the most-perfect item for all Star Wars collectors. It’s finally in our possessions now. And as if in almost perfect serendipity: today is our 3,583rd review. The “83” represents 1983, the year of Return Of The Jedi. And the “35” represents the number of years it took Hasbro to announce that they would make Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) in The Vintage Collection from the release of the film (2018).

Over 6,000 of you have already checked out our review, and between the New Acquisitions (currently comments) page and the RDR page, we have accumulated nearly 800 comments. If you haven’t left your two cents, be sure to do so! Also, the revised gallery now exceeds 170 images! We added new images including the Sarlacc Pit among others for you to enjoy. Please be sure to check out the updated review!

Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) is 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.

Jabba's Sail Barge (The Khetanna)

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JTA Presents: Evolutions - 8D8

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″ 8D8 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!

8D8

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JTA Presents: Evolutions - Logray

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″ Logray 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!

Logray

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The Vintage Collection Gamorrean Guard (VC21) figure will be available next month in a more widespread fashion. But the figure has already hit Asian markets. We have a full look at what you can expect when you receive yours. We’ve also updated out 2010 review by adding 24 new images, including comparisons, to the original review, in addition to updating new Collector Notes. Be sure to check out the updated review, but also click through for a distilled list of how this release differs from previous versions.

Gamorrean Guard

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The Vintage Collection Wave 20 stays with the Jabba’s Palace theme with the repacked (but “photorealistic” repainted face) Princess Leia Organa (Boushh) (VC134). Make sure to check out our full Visual Guide by clicking below, and make sure to check out our full review by clicking here.

Princess Leia Organa (Boushh) (VC134) - The Vintage Collection

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Review: Princess Leia Organa (Boushh) - TVC - VC134

It’s improved thanks to “photorealistic” technology! We’re talking about Princess Leia Organa (Boushh)! 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.

Princess Leia Organa (Boushh)

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JTA Presents: Evolutions - Wooof

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″ Wooof 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!

Wooof

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Vintage Kenner RDR Recap, Thank You, And Announcement!

We’ve completed our vintage Kenner Research Droids Reviews. Please click through for a thank you, an overview and an important announcement.

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JTA Presents: Evolutions - Emperor's Royal Guard

Welcome to another one our JTA Presents: Evolutions features! Let’s check out how close or far we are from having an ideal Hasbro 3.75″ Emperor’s Royal Guard 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!

Emperor's Royal Guard

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JTA Presents: Evolutions - Gamorrean Guard

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″ Gamorrean Guard 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!

Gamorrean Guard

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"Turning Ewokese" Complete! Kenner Series 8 Next!

Once again, it’s hard to believe, but our “Turning Ewokese” marathon of the Star Wars Series 7 Vintage Kenner Mini Action Figures has concluded. If you need to catch up on any of them, all you need to do is click any thumbnail below, and it will take you to the archive. We’d once again like to thank you for your participation. Recounting all of your childhood memories with these unequaled action figures and sharing the wonderful experiences you’ve all had with them is priceless. Please keep adding to the discussions! Also, please begin to prepare yourselves for more as we dive into December’s “The Final Countdown” marathon where we look at The Power Of The Force Series 8 figures which were the last wave of Kenner Star Wars figures of the vintage era. These reviews will focus on the final 15 Kenner action figures and represent some of my fondest memories of collecting as a young person. I am ecstatic to present them to you!

      
            
  

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Review: Paploo - ROTJ - Vintage Kenner

We finish up our “Turning Ewokese” marathon today with Paploo. Relive your memories of this classic 1984 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

Paploo

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Review: Lumat - ROTJ - Vintage Kenner

We are going to finish up our “Turning Ewokese” marathon with two Ewoks, of course. Let’s start with Lumat. Relive your memories of this classic 1984 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

Lumat

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Review: Rancor Keeper - ROTJ - Vintage Kenner

We continue to our “Turning Ewokese” marathon with the Rancor Keeper. He’s an odd choice but needed to upkeep the Rancor beast. Relive your memories of this classic 1984 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

Rancor Keeper

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Review: AT-ST Driver - ROTJ - Vintage Kenner

We continue to our “Turning Ewokese” marathon with the AT-ST Driver. It took a long time to get the pilot of the Scout Walker vehicle. Relive your memories of this classic 1984 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

AT-ST Driver

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Review: Prune Face - ROTJ - Vintage Kenner

We continue with our “Turning Ewokese” marathon with Prune Face. It’s difficult to believe that this character was ever on Kenner’s radar. Relive your memories of this classic 1984 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

Prune Face

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Review: Teebo - ROTJ - Vintage Kenner

We return to our “Turning Ewokese” marathon with Teebo. Relive your memories of this classic 1984 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

Teebo

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