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Visual Guide Update - Han Solo - Retro Collection

We are closing out our Visual Guide updates from the Retro Collection with the addition of Han Solo. Click below to check out the full Visual Guide, and click here to visit our review page.

Han Solo - Retro Collection

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TARGET Exclusives: What You Need To Know For May 12th!

As you know, there are four major releases this Sunday at TARGET. The already popular Retro Collection figures will make their debut (and have already shipped from online if you’ve pre-ordered them). The second big release is The Vintage Collection Han Solo (Stormtrooper) figure. The third is The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Luke Skywalker (Death Star Escape) figure with slicked-back wet hair. Lastly, the Escape From Death Star Board Game with exclusive Grand Moff Tarkin is also an official release May 12th.

Here’s what you need to know….

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Review: Han Solo - RC - Basic

And now we’re finishing up the first wave of the Retro Collection! Let’s wrap things up with Han Solo complete with ALL NEW IMAGES ADDED including the Kenner Death Star, figure and weapon comparison shots, and updated galleries and Collector Notes. This one isn’t as perfect as the others. 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.

Han Solo

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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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Visual Guide Update - Darth Vader - Retro Collection

Up next for our Retro Collection Visual Guide updates is Darth Vader. Click below to visit our full Visual Guide. You can also check out our full review of this figure right here.

Darth Vader - Retro Collection

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Review: Darth Vader - RC - Basic

We’re continuing our look at the first wave of the Retro Collection! Let’s move right along with Darth Vader complete with ALL NEW IMAGES ADDED including figure and weapon comparison shots, new displays with vintage Kenner playsets and vehicles, 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.

Darth Vader

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Visual Guide Update - Chewbacca - Retro Collection

Chewbacca is our next entry in the Retro Collection Visual Guide. Click below to check out the guide page. Make sure to also check out our full review for additional photos and discussion.

Chewbacca - Retro Collection

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Review: Chewbacca - RC - Basic

We’re continuing our look at the first wave of the Retro Collection! Let’s move right along with Chewbacca with ALL NEW IMAGES ADDED including figure and weapon comparison shots, new displays with vintage Kenner playsets and vehicles, and updated galleries and Collector Notes. He’s a little short for a Wookiee. 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.

Chewbacca

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Up next for our Retro Collection Visual Guide updates is Princess Leia Organa. Click below for our complete Visual Guide, and click here for our complete review analysis.

Princess Leia Organa - Retro Collection

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Review: Princess Leia Organa - RC - Basic

We’re continuing our look at the first wave of the Retro Collection! Let’s continue with Princess Leia Organa with ALL NEW IMAGES ADDED including figure and weapon comparison shots, new displays with vintage Kenner playsets and vehicles, and updated galleries and Collector Notes. 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.

Princess Leia Organa

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Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: Luke Skywalker - SW - 1978

Luke Skywalker • Star Wars • 1978

Luke Skywalker

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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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We have a sneak peek of the first wave of Retro Collection figures for you to see. I love these things. But what a shame that Hasbro didn’t launch this line for the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. I hope they take the line as far as possible. Droids, Ewoks, unproduced vintage Kenner figures are only the beginning. And I would LOVE to see 1985 The Power Of The Force figures added as well. Right now they’re exclusively available at TARGET beginning May 12th, but they will have more widespread availability later this year in the Fall. Check them out and leave your thought about them in our review pages!

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Tonight’s Visual Guide update takes a look at The Vintage Collection Chewbacca (VC141). Click below to have a look at this guide, and click here to read our full review.

Chewbacca (VC141) - The Vintage Collection

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NEW IMAGES ADDED INCLUDING COMPARISON SHOTS AND DIORAMA SHOTS! Well, it’s mind-blowing that it took Hasbro 15 years to get collectors a Chewbacca on a STAR WARS card back, but it’s finally here. Was it worth the wait? Decide for yourself 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.

Chewbacca

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Here we go! We are thrilled to present you with a sneak peek of The Vintage Collection wave 21, and now all of the rough galleries and notes are completed. Check out the Imperial Stormtrooper (from Rogue One), Lando Calrissian (from Solo), Chewbacca (from A New Hope), Captain Phasma (from The Force Awakens) and the Elite Praetorian Guard (from The Last Jedi). Full reviews and updated galleries coming VERY SOON! In the meantime, check out their current statuses HERE.

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Or maybe we’ll never get an accurate ANH Chewbacca at all! Well, of course, things had to go south as we get closer to the release date of the unacceptably long-awaited Chewbacca figure on a Star Wars card. As Hasbro releases high-resolution images, one can’t help to notice the devastatingly huge mistake they made. Get ready for the VOTC Episode VI Chewbacca for our “A New Hope” Chewy. What a travesty. Also, what in Heaven’s name is up with these name pills Hasbro? Your art department is CLUELESS. Please fix this immediately. Thanks to all who wrote in to ruin my morning with this news. 🙂

    

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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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Hasbro's Steve Evans Replacement Announced At StarWars.com

StarWars.com reveals that Hasbro’s Sarah Carroll is the next Senior Brand Marketing Manager of Star Wars at Hasbro. Whether or not Ms. Carroll is a direct replacement for Steve Evans is just speculation to be clear.

Update: Photo of Ms. Carroll added

Update 2: Steve Evans remarked in a Vintage Collection Facebook group that Sarah Carroll will NOT be involved with design, she will be responsible for marketing only! So she’s not a replacement for Steve!

Sarah Carroll at the 2015 SDCC “Women of Transformers” panel

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Hasbro Toy Shop Will Still Sell Star Wars And OTHER Products

If you’ve seen this message….

“At Hasbro, we strive to provide our customers with the best possible experience with our portfolio brands. As a valued customer, we wanted to let you know that our brand websites have changed and will no longer sell products directly. That said, you can still access your account and check existing orders using your login at Hasbro Toy Shop. Please contact us at [email protected] or 1-800-408-0052 with any questions.”

…. there is no need for concern. It only applies to their “in-house’ brands and those that have their own websites with a shop (like My Little Pony’s website for example). It doesn’t have any effect on Star Wars or other product already sold on Hasbro Toy Shop. Or, that’s what I was directly told by my source at Hasbro Toy Shop. Should anything develop with Star Wars, I will be sure to relay the message.

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JTA Presents: Evolutions - Chewbacca [A New Hope]

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