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JTA Presents: Evolutions - Yoda [Original Trilogy]

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″ Yoda 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!

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JTA Presents: Evolutions - Han Solo (Bespin Outfit)

Welcome to our JTA Presents: Evolutions feature! Let’s check out how close or far we are from having a definitive Hasbro 3.75″ Han Solo (Bespin Outfit) 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!.

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Our “Pilots, Commanders And Droids! Oh My!” marathon of the Star Wars Series 5 Vintage Kenner Mini Action Figures has concluded. This also means we’ve completed all of Kenner’s The Empire Strikes Back figures. 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 October’s “Jabba Don’t Preach” marathon where we look at the Series 6 figures. These reviews will focus on 17 Kenner action figures from the first wave of the Return Of The Jedi line and we’re very excited to tackle them.

      
      

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Review: 4-LOM - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “Pilots, Commanders And Droids! Oh My!” marathon concludes with the incredible 4-LOM figure which started off as a mail-away figure. Relive your memories of this classic 1982 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!

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Review: Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “Pilots, Commanders And Droids! Oh My!” marathon continues with the totally fun Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot figure. But you probably call him 4-LOM. Relive your memories of this classic 1982 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!

Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot

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Review: Zuckuss - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “Pilots, Commanders And Droids! Oh My!” marathon continues with the brilliant Zuckuss figure. But you probably call him 4-LOM. Relive your memories of this classic 1982 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!

Zuckuss

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Review: Bespin Security Guard [B] - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “Pilots, Commanders And Droids! Oh My!” marathon continues with the awesome Bespin Security Guard [B] figure. But why is he so small? Relive your memories of this classic 1982 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!

Bespin Security Guard [B]

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Review: (Twin Pod) Cloud Car Pilot - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “Pilots, Commanders And Droids! Oh My!” marathon continues with the (Twin Pod) Cloud Car Pilot figure. It’s one of the Kenner’s finest accomplishments. Oh, and we still don’t have an accurate modern counterpart. Relive your memories of this classic 1982 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!

(Twin Pod) Cloud Car Pilot

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Review: AT-AT Commander - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “Pilots, Commanders And Droids! Oh My!” marathon continues with the AT-AT Commander figure. On certain Canadian packaging he was referred to as General Veers. Relive your memories of this classic 1982 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-AT Commander

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Review: C-3PO (Removable Limbs) - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “Pilots, Commanders And Droids! Oh My!” marathon continues with C-3PO (Removable Limbs). It was amazing to get a brand new version of C-3PO that broke down into multiple parts. Relive your memories of this classic 1982 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!

C-3PO (Removable Limbs)

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Review: ARTOO-DETOO (R2-D2) - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “Pilots, Commanders And Droids! Oh My!” marathon begins with ARTOO-DETOO (R2-D2). It was awesome to get a brand new version of R2-D2 in the Kenner line with new features. Relive your memories of this classic 1982 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!

ARTOO-DETOO (R2-D2)

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Our “You Bespin Me Round (Like A Record)” marathon of the Star Wars Series 4 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 September’s “Pilots, Commanders And Droids! Oh My!” marathon where we look at the Series 5 figures. These reviews will focus on the Kenner action figures from the third batch of The Empire Strikes Back line.

      
      

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Review: 2-1B - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “You Bespin Me Round (Like A Record)” marathon concludes with the medical droid 2-1B. It’s another favorite to those who grew up with the vintage Kenner line. Relive your memories of this classic 1981 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!

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Review: Imperial Commander - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “You Bespin Me Round (Like A Record)” marathon continues with the Imperial Commander. The image on the packaging tells us this character is General Veers, but who is the figure supposed to really represent? Relive your memories of this classic 1981 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!

Imperial Commander

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Review: Rebel Commander - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “You Bespin Me Round (Like A Record)” marathon continues with Rebel Commander. The figure doesn’t match the character in the card back image. Relive your memories of this classic 1981 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!

Rebel Commander

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Review: Leia (Hoth Outfit) - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “You Bespin Me Round (Like A Record)” marathon picks up where we left off with Leia (Hoth Outfit) which has two versions and a host of name changes. She is a nice release, but completely out of scale. Relive your memories of this classic 1981 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!

Leia (Hoth Outfit)

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Review: Lobot - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “You Bespin Me Round (Like A Record)” continues with Lobot who was Lando’s aide. It’s a great figure, but perhaps he is too short. Relive your memories of this classic 1981 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!

Lobot

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Review: Han Solo (Bespin Outfit) - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “You Bespin Me Round (Like A Record)” marathon continues with the favorite Han Solo (Bespin Outfit) figure. It’s one of Kenner’s best. Relive your memories of this classic 1981 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!

Han Solo (Bespin Outfit)

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Review: Dengar - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “You Bespin Me Round (Like A Record)” continues with the scarred Dengar bounty hunter figure. He looks great, but perhaps a little too friendly. Relive your memories of this classic 1981 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!

Dengar

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Review: Ugnaught - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “You Bespin Me Round (Like A Record)” marathon of The Empire Strikes Back Series 4 figures begins today with the lovely Ugnaught figure. It is a great small-statured action figure. Relive your memories of this classic 1981 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!

Ugnaught

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"Some Like It Hoth" Complete! Kenner Series 4 Next!

Our “Some Like It Hoth” marathon of the Star Wars Series 3 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 August’s “You Bespin Me Round (Like A Record)” marathon where we look at the Series 4 figures. These reviews will focus on the Kenner action figures from the second wave of The Empire Strikes Back line.

      
      
    

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Review: Yoda - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “Some Like It Hoth” run of vintage Kenner reviews (the Series 3 figures) concludes with the stunning Yoda figure. And Yoda still looks fantastic today. Relive your memories of this classic 1980 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!

Yoda

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Review: Bespin Security Guard [A] - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “Some Like It Hoth” run of vintage Kenner reviews moves ahead with the Bespin Security Guard. The figure in the bubble is different than the character featured on the card back. Find out more about this classic release. Relive your memories of this vintage 1980 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your personal childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

Bespin Security Guard

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Review: Lando Calrissian - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “Some Like It Hoth” run of vintage Kenner reviews moved ahead with a great release of Lando Calrissian from The Empire Strikes Back line. Relive your memories of this classic 1980 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!

Lando Calrissian

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Review: Han Solo (Hoth Outfit) - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “Some Like It Hoth” run of vintage Kenner reviews moved ahead with another fantastic release: Han Solo (Hoth Outfit) from The Empire Strikes Back line. Relive your memories of this classic 1980 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!

Han Solo (Hoth Outfit)

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Our “Some Like It Hoth” run of vintage Kenner reviews continues once again with one of our most favorite figures of all time: Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) from The Empire Strikes Back line. Relive your memories of this classic 1980 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!

Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues)

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Review: IG-88 (Bounty Hunter) - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “Some Like It Hoth” run of vintage Kenner reviews continues with another bounty hunter: IG-88 (Bounty Hunter) from The Empire Strikes Back line. Relive your memories of this classic 1980 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!

IG-88 (Bounty Hunter)

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Review: Bossk (Bounty Hunter) - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “Some Like It Hoth” run of vintage Kenner reviews continues with another bounty hunter mail-away figure: Bossk (Bounty Hunter) from The Empire Strikes Back line. Let’s check him out a little more closely. Relive your memories of this classic 1980 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!

Bossk (Bounty Hunter)

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Our “Some Like It Hoth” run of vintage Kenner reviews continues with a little bit of a perplexing figure; the Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear) character. Who is this character exactly? Let’s check him out a little more closely. Relive your memories of this classic 1980 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!

Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear)

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Our “Some Like It Hoth” run of vintage Kenner reviews continues with a personal favorite: the Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear) figure. Relive your memories of this classic 1980 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!

Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear)

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Review: FX-7 (Medical Droid) - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “Some Like It Hoth” run of vintage Kenner reviews continues with the incredible FX-7 (Medical Droid) figure. In 2001, Hasbro released a definitive version of this figure on their very first try, but see this action figure’s historical start 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!

FX-7 (Medical Droid)

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Review: Leia Organa (Bespin Gown) - ESB - Vintage Kenner

We begin Series 3 of the vintage Kenner line with The Empire Strikes Back Leia Organa (Bespin Gown). Check out this beautiful 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!

Leia Organa (Bespin Gown)

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When you take multiple PTO days from work to dig out your The Empire Strikes Back collection to develop quality vintage Kenner Research Droids Reviews. I never knew I had two perfectly mint vintage Kenner Imperial AT-ATs (as well as other doubles).

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July may be the official start to a hot summer, but JTA is cooling things down as we look at the first wave of figures produced by Kenner for THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK line. As such, we’re excited to announce that July is “Some Like It Hoth” month in our vintage Kenner Research Droids Reviews. We will be focusing on Kenner’s Series 3 group of figures all month long. We hope you’ll bring your memories with you and add to the coversation in our comments.

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Museu do Caramulo is hosting a temporary exhibition entitled “The Power of the Force: Toys and Posters from Star Wars (1977-85)”, dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars saga. It has been extended until September 30th. The exhibition is based on one of the best vintage star Wars collections on the planet. Check out their YouTube video HERE.

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