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How Many Collector Series And Action Collection 12" Figures Did Hasbro Produce Of The Original Kenner Line?

If you follow our site with any regularity, you know that I’ve been adding Kenner/Hasbro’s long line of Collector Series, Action Collection, and general 12 Inch Figures into our Research Droids Reviews database. As the volume of figures added grew large, Readers began to ponder how many of the original Kenner “mini-figures” were released in the one-sixth scale in the modern Hasbro Star Wars line. Well, wonder no more. I took the time to prepare a vintage versus modern 12″ counterpart to answer the questions. But before you check it out, let’s look at some interesting facts.

96 total vintage Kenner figures were considered. I’m using the same golden number as Hasbro currently uses. This total includes all of the C-3PO and R2-D2 variations. Specific deco variations, color changes, COOs, and everything else “not obvious” were eliminated. Jabba the Hutt and The Max Rebo Band were also ignored because they don’t fall under the standard “basic figures” lineup.

Out of 96 total characters, Hasbro only produced 55 of them. The other 41 were ignored.

Hasbro got to 57.3% of the line before calling it quits at the end of 2005 right before the launch of The Saga Collection. This stat means that 42.7% of the original vintage character selection was “ignored” for other offerings instead. Some characters never produced were on rumor lists for years.

Return Of The Jedi got sucker-punched the hardest. Characters from the final installment of the Original Trilogy make up 65.9% of the 41 characters not produced in the 12″ line. A New Hope makes up 7.3% of the missing figures, while The Empire Strikes Back makes up 26.8%.

Multiple versions of the same 12″ characters were produced throughout the years. I chose the one that I feel best represents the original vintage Kenner figure. Your mileage will probably vary. If you question anything, I will try to provide my response to why.

Some characters are matched because they’re the closest possible placeholder for the vintage Kenner release. I tried to be limited with this approach, but I didn’t want to avoid including Death Star Trooper and Imperial Officer here. For obvious reasons, they’re included despite not representing the vintage Kenner figure 100%.

One thing this analysis made me realize was that Hasbro was about as gun-shy to produce aliens and skiff guards from Jabba’s palace as well as bar patrons from Chalmun’s cantina during 1995-2005 as they are today. It makes ZERO sense. What is their defect with this?

Anyway, please enjoy this entirely trivial and useless bit of information. And thank you for reading. Links for both the vintage Kenner figures and their 12″ counterparts are provided below.

 

Kenner Mini Action Figures Vs. Hasbro Collector Series/Action Collection/12″ Figures

Luke Skywalker

2004’s OTC Luke Skywalker Large Size Action Figure

Princess Leia Organa

1997’s POTF2 [R/G] Princess Leia Collector Series

Artoo-Deeto (R2-D2)

1998 POTF2 [FF/TKC] R2-D2 Action Collection

Chewbacca

2004’s OTC Chewbacca Large Size Action Figure

See-Threepio (C-3PO)

1997’s POTF2 [R/G] C-3PO Collector Series

Darth Vader

Darth Vader from 2000’s POTJ Sith Lords Action Collection

Stormtrooper

2004’s OTC Stormtrooper Large Size Action Figure

Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi

2003’s SW [S – P3] Obi-Wan Kenobi (Tatooine Encounter)

Han Solo

2003’s SW [S – P2] Han Solo

Jawa

2003’s SW [S – P3] Jawas (Tatooine Scavengers)

Sand People

1997’s POTF2 [R/G] Tusken Raider Collector Series

Death Squad Commander

2001’s POTJ Death Star Trooper Action Collection

Greedo

1997’s POTF2 [R/G] Greedo Collector Series

Hammerhead

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Snaggletooth

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Walrus Man

1999’s POTF2 [FB/CT] Ponda Baba Action Collection

Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot

2000’s POTJ Luke Skywalker (As Seen In Star Wars: A New Hope (100th Figure) Action Collection

R5-D4

1998’s POTF2 [FF/TKC] R5-D4 Action Collection

Death Star Droid

2001’s POTJ Death Star Droid Action Collection

Power Droid

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Boba Fett

2004’s OTC Boba Fett Large SIze Action FIgure

Leia Organa (Bespin Gown)

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

FX-7 (Medical Droid)

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear)

1998’s POTF2 [FF/TKC] Snowtrooper Action Collection

Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear)

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Bossk (Bounty Hunter)

2000’s POTJ Bossk Action Collection

IG-88 (Bounty Hunter)

2000’s POTJ IG-88 Action Collection

Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues)

1997’s POTF2 [R/G] Luke Skywalker (In Bespin Fatigues) Collector Series

Han Solo (Hoth Outfit)

1998’s POTF2 [FF/TKC] Han Solo (In Hoth Gear) Action Collection

Lando Calrissian

1997’s POTF2 [R/G] Lando Calrissian Collector Series

Bespin Security Guard [A]

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Yoda

1998’s POTF2 [R/G] Yoda Action Collection

Ugnaught

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Dengar

2002’s SW [S – P1] Dengar 12 Inch Figure

Han Solo (Bespin Outfit)

Han Solo (In Bespin Gear) from 1998’s POTF2 [FF/TKC] KB Toys Exclusive 3-Pack

Lobot

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Leia (Hoth Outfit)

1998’s POTF2 [FF/TKC] Princess Leia (In Hoth Gear) Action Collection

Rebel Commander

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

AT-AT Driver

1998’s POTF2 [FF/TKC] AT-AT Driver Action Collection

Imperial Commander

2002’s SW [S – P1] Imperial Officer 12 Inch Figure

2-1B

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

ARTOO-DETOO (R2-D2)

1998’s POTF2 [FF/TKC] R2-D2 [With Utility Arms] Action Collection

C-3PO (Removable Limbs)

1999’s POTF2 [FB/CT] C-3PO (Tales Of The Golden Droid) Masterpiece Edition

Luke Skywalker (Hoth Battle Gear)

Luke Skywalker from 2002’s SW [S – P1] Luke Skywalker & Tauntaun Toys R Us exclusive

AT-AT Commander

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

(Twin Pod) Cloud Car Pilot

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Bespin Security Guard [B]

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Zuckuss

2000’s POTJ 4-LOM Action Collection

Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot

1997’s POTF2 [R/G] TIE Fighter Pilot Collector Series

4-LOM

2002’s SW [S – P1] Zuckuss 12 Inch Figure

Admiral Ackbar

1997’s POTF2 [R/G] Admiral Ackbar Collector Series

Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit)

Jedi Luke Skywalker from 1997’s POTF2 [R/G] Jedi Luke Skywalker & Bib Fortuna FAO Schwarz exclusive

Princess Leia Organa (Boushh Disguise)

Princess Leia (In Boushh Disguise) from 1998’s POTF2 [FF/TKC] KB Toys Exclusive 3-Pack

Gamorrean Guard

2003’s SW [S – P2] Gamorrean Guard KB Toys exclusive

Emperor’s Royal Guard

Royal Guard from 1998’s POTF2 [FF/TKC] Emperor Palpatine (Electronic)/Royal Guard TARGET exclusive

Chief Chirpa

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Logray (Ewok Medicine Man)

Ewok [Logray] from 2003’s SW [S – P3] Ewoks (Battle Of Endor) 12 Inch Figures

Klaatu

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Rebel Commando

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Weequay

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Squid Head

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

General Madine

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Bib Fortuna

Bib Fortuna from 1997’s POTF2 [R/G] Jedi Luke Skywalker & Bib Fortuna FAO Schwarz exclusive

Ree-Yees

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Biker Scout

2003’s SW [S – P3] Biker Scout (Battle Of Endor) 12 Inch Figure

Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard Disguise)

2003’s SW [S – P2] Lando Calrissian (Skiff Disguise) 12 Inch Figure

Nien Nunb

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Nikto

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

8D8

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Princess Leia Organa (In Combat Poncho)

2003’s Princess Leia On Speeder Bike (Endor Forest Chase) TARGET exclusive

Wicket W. Warrick

1998’s POTF2 [FF/TKC] Wicket The Ewok Action Collection

The Emperor

1998’s POTF2 [FF/TKC] Emperor Palpatine Action Collection

B-Wing Pilot

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Klaatu (In Skiff Guard Outfit)

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Han Solo (In Trench Coat)

1999 POTF2 [FB/CT] Han Solo Action Collection

Teebo

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Prune Face

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

AT-ST Driver

2003’s SW [S – P2] AT-ST Driver 12 Inch Figure

Rancor Keeper

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Lumat

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Paploo

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Luke Skywalker (In Battle Poncho)

Luke Skywalker from 2001’s POTJ Speeder Bike With Luke Skywalker

Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) with pop-up Lightsaber

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Romba

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Amanaman

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Barada

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Imperial Gunner

Imperial Gunner from 1997’s POTF2 [R/G] Grand Moff Tarkin & Imperial Gunner FAO Schwarz exclusive

Han Solo (In Carbonite Chamber)

1998’s POTF2 [FF/TKC] Han Solo (As Prisoner)/Carbonite Block (With Frozen Han Solo) TARGET exclusive

Luke Skywalker (Imperial Stormtrooper Outfit)

1999’s POTF2 [FB/CT] Luke Skywalker Action Collection

Anakin Skywalker

1998’s POTF2 [FB/CT] Anakin Skywalker (The Story Of Darth Vader) Masterpiece Edition

EV-9D9

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Warok

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Lando Calrissian (General Pilot)

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

A-Wing Pilot

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Imperial Dignitary

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

Yak Face

There is no Hasbro 12″ counterpart.

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