Welcome to another entry in our The Vintage Collection: The Ninety Six column. Hasbro recently committed to collectors that they will be “focusing” on characters in The Vintage Collection that fall under “The Ninety Six” banner. If you’re new to this, it means that there needs a modern counterpart for every classic Kenner figure. Between 2020 and 2021, Hasbro’s made an admirable effort by focusing on these characters. But there is more work to be done, and we’ll figure out where we are step by step. Today we assess Hammerhead.
Just a few notes: We’re right in alignment with Hasbro in our vintage Kenner database with the count. There are 21 figures under the STAR WARS banner, 29 figures under THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK banner, 31 figures under the RETURN OF THE JEDI banner, and 15 figures under THE POWER OF THE FORCE banner. (Sy Snootles, Max Rebo, Droopy McCool, and Blue Snaggletooth bring the number to an even 100 figures.)
Read our assessment, and then please add your thoughts to the comments. Let us know if you agree or disagree. If you’re a customizer, show us your custom definitive figure in the comments as well! Who knows? It might give Hasbro some ideas.
Is there a definitive modern counterpart to 1979’s SW Hammerhead?
2006’s THE SAGA COLLECTION Momaw Nadon (SAGA 031) figure is generally regarded as the closest placeholder.
Has Hasbro added this character’s card art and action figure into THE VINTAGE COLLECTION? And is it definitive?
No. Momaw Nadon (Hammerhead) is one of Hasbro’s most egregious absences from THE VINTAGE COLLECTION.
Does THE VINTAGE COLLECTION release completely satisfy the modern counterpart to 1979’s STAR WARS Hammerhead figure?
We’re still waiting for Hasbro to add this figure into THE VINTAGE COLLECTION.
If Hasbro didn’t release the figure yet, do we have a near-definitive or definitive release of this character that can be added to THE VINTAGE COLLECTION as a straight repack, repaint, or with little retooling to update it?
No. As beautiful as 2006’s THE SAGA COLLECTION Momaw Nadon (SAGA 031) figure is, it only comes with six points of articulation. The character is in need of super articulation and a place in THE VINTAGE COLLECTION.
What does Hasbro have to do so we can check off “Hammerhead” from our Vintage Vs. Modern checklists?
Hasbro needs to tool an all-new figure of Momaw Nadon (Hammerhead) and then package it on a Kenner card for release in THE VINTAGE COLLECTION.
The year and years elapsed (through 2021) since we last had this character in classic Kenner-styled packaging (vintage or modern)?
1979’s SW Hammerhead. 42 years ago.
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