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New loose images of The Vintage Collection Imperial TIE Fighter have surfaced on social media and we’re disappointed to report that the Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot is the same old 2008 The Legacy Collection Evolutions sculpt. Specifically, it looks like the Lieutenant Oxixio figure from 2011’s SW [SOTDS] Battle Over Endor (1 of 2) set. Check out the gallery of new images on our Facebook page! Special thanks to JTA reader Matthew C. for the news!

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I have an exclusive sneak peek of wave 17 (wave 28) of The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ line! Han Solo (Bespin) is about what we all expected. He looks great, but there is nothing extraordinary about him. Samples will vary from one another, so be sure to find one with good eyes. Our sample looks good, but we think he could look a tad better. He is loaded with articulation and favors Harrison Ford very much. The Rebel Trooper is awesome, but some things about him bug us. Firstly, I don’t like the name. This character is a Rebel Fleet Trooper. Also, this sculpt is unequivocally Lieutenant Pello Scrambas, so you can’t army build this guy. (Hasbro – please make alternate head sculpts for this body!) Collectors will be thrilled to know that Hasbro added “butterfly” joints to the shoulders which make it possible for him to cross his arms and reach his arms behind his back. Also, I plead ignorance. I don’t know if he comes with the “Death Star plans” or some type of “communicator.” I am especially partial to Tobias Beckett. It looks just like Woody Harrelson, and the detail is fantastic. His costume is perfection and it’s one of the greatest figures based on Solo: A Star Wars Story Hasbro has produced to date. Check out these three new figures in our Research Droids Reviews RIGHT NOW! Full reviews are coming soon!!



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Thank you for making our “Droids And Creatures + Two Main Features” look at the vintage Kenner Series 2 figures (the 20/21-Backs) another success. The stories you’re all sharing in addition to the priceless photos you’re adding to the comments are some of the greatest things we have experienced here to date. Keep them coming! If you need to catch up on any reviews, please click any thumbnail below to be taken to the STAR WARS archive.

        
      

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The Walmart exclusive The Saga Collection Commemorative DVD Collection sets weren’t necessary, but some were better than others. Let’s start with the Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader And Obi-Wan Kenobi (3 Generations Of Jedi) set. 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 And Obi-Wan Kenobi (3 Generations Of Jedi)

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Review: Power Droid - SW - Vintage Kenner

Hasbro still hasn’t given us a modern update of the vintage Kenner Power Droid, although, interestingly, they’ve given us a modern update to the character featured on this figure’s card back art. Let’s check out the vintage Kenner Power Droid figure. It’s another fantastic droid for the STAR WARS line. Relive your memories of the original Kenner Star Wars figures with other collectors 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!

Power Droid

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Review: Death Star Droid - SW - Vintage Kenner

Next up is the vintage Kenner Death Star Droid figure. This is another great droid for the STAR WARS line, but is it supposed to be the droid from the Jawa sandcrawler, or the one from the Death Star? Relive your memories of the original Kenner Star Wars figures with other collectors 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!

Death Star Droid

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Review: R5-D4 - SW - Vintage Kenner

It’s now time to check out the vintage Kenner R5-D4 figure. This is another great droid for the STAR WARS line. We hope you relive your memories of the original Kenner Star Wars figures with other collectors 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!

R5-D4

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Sideshow Collectibles has their all-new Obi-Wan Kenobi Premium Format Figure up for pre-order. Click here for the pre-order page.

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Review: Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot - SW - Vintage Kenner

Do you know why this figure is so important to me? Then be sure to check out the vintage Kenner Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot figure. We’re thrilled to get back to the vintage Kenner line once again! Relive your memories of this great vintage Kenner Star Wars figure with other Star Wars collectors 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!

Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot

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The JTA Movie Poll 2018 - Results!

We’ll get back to vintage Kenner figures shortly, but let’s change pace and catch up on some The Original Trilogy Collection multipacks. First up is the Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO And R2-D2 Commemorative Trilogy DVD Collection set. It’s a hot mess. Learn more 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.

Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO And R2-D2

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Check out the latest Premium Format offering from Sideshow Collectibles: Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Review: Walrus Man - SW - Vintage Kenner

The vintage Kenner Walrus Man figure is very far off from the onscreen character of Ponda Baba. But do you care? Relive your memories of this great cantina alien with other original Star Wars collectors 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!

Walrus Man

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Review: Snaggletooth - SW - Vintage Kenner

Is the vintage Kenner Snaggletooth figure supposed to be Zutmore or Takeel? You may be surprised to learn that evidence exist for making both cases. Or is Snaglgletooth an amalgamation of both of those characters thanks to poor reference images? Discover the nuances of this perplexing 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!

Snaggletooth

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Review: Hammerhead - SW - Vintage Kenner

June is “Droids And Creatures + Two Main Features” month for the vintage Kenner figures reviews. So let’s look at a new creature: Hammerhead. It’s one of Kenner’s finest figures. Learn more and enter our Research Droids Reviews and 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!

Hammerhead

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Review: Greedo - SW - Vintage Kenner

As we advertised, June is “Droids And Creatures + Two Main Features” month when it comes to the vintage Kenner figures reviews. It’s just a fancy way of saying that we’re looking at the 20/21-Backs from 1979. Let’s begin with Greedo, which is a personal favorite for MANY collectors. Learn more and enter our Research Droids Reviews and 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!

Greedo

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Review: Han Solo (Mos Eisley Escape) - OTC - '05 #14

Let’s continue to go back in time and check out some figures from The [Post] Original Trilogy Collection. Next up is Han Solo (Mos Eisley Escape) (’05 #14) figure. It’s just a repack, but find out more 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.

Han Solo (Mos Eisley Escape)

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Let’s go back in time an check out The [Post] Original Trilogy Collection Stormtrooper (Death Star Attack) (’05 #11) figure. It’s just a repack, but find out more 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.

Stormtrooper (Death Star Attack)

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Review: Death Squad Commander - SW - Vintage Kenner

We’ve finally reached the final figure from the Star Wars 12-Back series! Let’s check out the Death Squad Commander. He is a character that isn’t too screen-accurate, but not too many of us cared. He also experienced a significant name change before the end of the Kenner line. Check out this classic figure for which we STILL don’t have a modern Hasbro counterpart for and hope comes in The Vintage Collection soon! Enter our Research Droids Reviews and 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!

Death Squad Commander

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Review: Sand People - SW - Vintage Kenner

It’s now time to check out the Sand People figure. But why was his name plural? Check this vicious Star Wars villain out in our Research Droids Reviews and 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!

Sand People

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Review: Jawa - SW - Vintage Kenner

Hasbro really hasn’t captured the magic of the vintage Kenner Jawa in the modern line. Come with us back in time and rediscover what made this action figure so special for us as kids and what still sets it apart today. Talk about it in our Research Droids Reviews and 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!

Jawa

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Review: Han Solo - SW - Vintage Kenner

We’re returning to the vintage Kenner line. Let’s check out the Han Solo figure. Talk about him in our Research Droids Reviews and 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 memories with us!

Han Solo

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Here is a simple discussion that shouldn’t cause angst. Heck, who knows? Maybe it will. In our comments, tell us how old you were on May 25, 1977 — the day Star Wars was born. Feel free to use negative numbers if you weren’t even a thought yet!

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Happy 41st Anniversary To A New Hope!

Happy 41st anniversary to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope! We celebrated a landmark anniversary last year with this film, but every year is worth celebrating this monumental film. Thank you, George Lucas, for making one of the greatest films of our lifetime and showing us that you and/or your involvement is pivotal when it comes to the Star Wars timeline.

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Review: Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi - SW - Vintage Kenner

It’s now time to review the vintage Kenner Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi figure. Let’s talk about him in our Research Droids Reviews and be sure to add to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this particular figure in our comments with other readers. We want everyone to share their life-changing vintage Kenner experiences in these focused reviews!

Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi

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Review: Stormtrooper - SW - Vintage Kenner

Let’s check out the vintage Kenner Stormtrooper. It was a necessary figure, but was it the best Kenner could do at the time? Let’s talk about this figure in our Research Droids Reviews and be sure to add to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner experiences with us!

Stormtrooper

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Review: Darth Vader - SW - Vintage Kenner

Here he is! He’s the whole purpose for the stories told in the Prequel Trilogy and Original Trilogy. And no villain-turned-hero will ever come close. In toy form, he started out as the vintage Kenner Darth Vader figure. And this figure in incapable of losing its charm. Check out this figure in our Research Droids Reviews and be sure to add to the conversation. Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner experiences with us!

Darth Vader

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Review: See-Threepio (C-3PO) - SW - Vintage Kenner

The vintage Kenner See-Threepio (C-3PO) figure is another universal favorite. And most fans love him because of his vac-metalized finish. Check out this figure in our Research Droids Reviews and be sure to add to the conversation. Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner experiences with us!

See-Threepio (C-3PO)

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Review: Chewbacca - SW - Vintage Kenner

The vintage Kenner Chewbacca figure is a universal favorite. The figure was reissued throughout the entire Kenner run. Check out this figure in our Research Droids Reviews. Please add to the conversation and reminisce with us as we talk about our life-changing vintage Kenner experiences. We want to hear your childhood stories and more too!

Chewbacca

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Review: Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) - SW - Basic

We’re continuing to add the fabulous vintage Kenner Star Wars action figures to our Research Droids Reviews. Let’s continue the momentum with the Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2). Please reminisce with us as we talk about our life-changing vintage Kenner experiences.

Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)

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Our Disney Toybox section gets an update this evening with the addition of Princess Leia Organa (7) to the Visual Guides. Click below for a complete look. Make sure to also read our full review right here.

Princess Leia Organa (7) - Disney - Star Wars Toybox

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Review: Princess Leia Organa - Star Wars Toybox (7)

Here is another fantastic release from the Star Wars Toybox line: Princess Leia Organa. Check her out 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.

Princess Leia Organa

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Review: Princess Leia Organa - SW - Vintage Kenner

We’re continuing to add the fabulous vintage Kenner Star Wars action figures to our Research Droids Reviews. Let’s continue the momentum with the lovely Princess Leia Organa. Please reminisce with us as we talk about our life-changing vintage Kenner experiences.

Princess Leia Organa

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You have to wonder if the voting has been hacked when The Last Jedi is beating out The Empire Strikes Back in a poll where StarWars.com is soliciting fan feedback for the best Star Wars film. Here we go again! Special thanks to our friends at Bantha Skull for alerting us to this May the 4th poll. We didn’t even know it existed!

NOTE: In case the results change after posting this article, The Last Jedi was leading the result with 30%. The Empire Strikes Back was the next highest film at 26%.

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Review: Luke Skywalker - SW - Vintage Kenner

For years, our readers have requested we open up categories in our Research Droids Reviews for the incredible vintage Kenner Star Wars action figures, a line where 5POA WAS OK. With the rebirth of The Vintage Collection, the 40th anniversary of when the first Star Wars figures hit retail (in 1978), and May the 4th, everything has been perfectly aligned for us to deliver this to you finally. We feel now is a picture-perfect time to begin our trek down this road.

We want this to be an interactive experience for YOU. I prattle enough about the modern Hasbro figures, so we want these “reviews” to be more reflective and nostalgic, just like the figures. You’ll notice a MAJOR revision to our review template. It now features a vintage Kenner-inspired theme and a different approach to the discussion. For us, these 92+ specimens are perfect as is. It would be futile to rate them as good, average or poor. So you’re also not going to see a summary describing the figure or how it ranks among others. Instead, I will be sharing my own personal experiences growing up with vintage Kenner Star Wars figures (in a very brief write up), and in turn, I want you to share your experiences with me in the comments.

The poll has also changed. You still have five options, but they focus on your personal experience with the figure at hand, not how you’d rank it among other vintage Kenner figures. You’ll still find a great deal of collector-friendly notes and documented variations that exist. Also, we want to emphasize that these reviews are a work in progress. If you think other valuable information should be included here, feel free to drop us a line and let us know what we’re missing.

I hope you will reminisce your experiences of the vintage Kenner figures together with me. Chuck and I put a lot of work into this format, and we both hope you find it to be another fun experience here at Jedi Temple Archives. Click through for our first review: Luke Skywalker. We hope you thoroughly enjoy it.

Luke Skywalker

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