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Well, here is something a little shocking. Did you know that The Vintage Collection TIE Fighter Pilot (VC65) REISSUE is really a new character in the lineup, and shouldn’t be counted as a reissue of the original VC65 figure from 2011? For unknown reasons, Hasbro repacked Lieutenant Oxixo as the 2021 TVC TIE Fighter Pilot reissue instead of the figure with the solid black helmet. Will there be a running change? Because this is incorrect. Lieutenant Oxixo needs a new VC number and new card art – it’s a new character for the line. If Rebel Fleet Trooper gets both a VC52 and a VC183 number and it’s the same figure, then a generic TIE Fighter Pilot and Lieutenant Oxixio need two unique numbers between them! The figure received a couple of other enhancements aside from the obvious. The Photo Real on this figure is not bad. But there are other things. We took the time to break it all down for you by producing an all-new 76-image gallery complete with both versions (2011 and 2021) featured, comparison shots, and a breakdown of what separates the two releases in the Collector Notes. Check out this confusing re-release in our RDRs now! There’s more difference here than you may realize.

TIE Fighter Pilot (VC65)

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The Vintage Collection Queen Amidala (VC84), also part of the “worst reissue wave ever,” has also never looked better. Frankly, the figure is a work of art. (It was in 2012 too.) It received a couple of enhancements. The Photo Real on this figure is absolutely mesmerizing. We took the time to break it all down for you by producing an all-new 64-image gallery complete with both versions (2012 and 2021) featured, comparison shots, and a breakdown of what separates the two releases in the Collector Notes. Check out this exquisitely updated figure in our RDRs now! There’s more difference here than you may realize.

Queen Amidala (VC84)

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The Vintage Collection Anakin Skywalker (Peasant Disguise) (VC32), also part of the “worst reissue wave ever,” has never looked better.And it has more than just a couple of enhancements. The Photo Real on this figure is stunning. And the new soft-goods are perfection. We took the time to break it all down for you by producing an all-new 68-image gallery complete with both versions (2011 and 2021) featured, comparison shots, and a breakdown of what separates the two releases in the Collector Notes. Check out this excellently updated figure in our RDRs now! There’s more difference here than you may realize.

Anakin Skywalker (Peasant Disguise) (VC32)

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The Vintage Collection Battle Droid (VC78), part of the “worst reissue wave ever,” was a curious release back in 2012. It’s more curious today because it’s not the best 3.75″ super-articulated Episode I Battle Droid action figure from Hasbro. The best is still from the 2011 Star Wars [Shadow of The Dark Side] Episode I Blue-ray Commemorative Edition four-pack. The figure is well-made and designed but falls short of definitive status thanks to its inhibited movement, and inability to stow the E5 blaster rifle on the backpack. Hasbro did make improvements, however, including a uniform weathered paint job. But Hasbro also employed a less rigid plastic this time, so the parts feel rubbery in places. We took the time to break it all down for you by producing an all-new 76-image gallery complete with both versions (2012 and 2021) featured, comparison shots, and a breakdown of what separates the two releases in the Collector Notes. Check out this excellently updated figure in our RDRs now! There’s more difference here than you may realize.

Battle Droid (VC78)

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We’ve updated our The Vintage Collection Tantive IV Corridor playset Photo Gallery with a bunch of new diorama images. Can you tell which ones are screen-accurate?



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The Black Series [Phase IV] Holiday Edition Recap

Christmas may have come an gone once again, but we’d like to give you one last opportunity to check out five action figures that celebrated the occasion for 2020 from Hasbro. Check out all five Holiday Edition The Black Series [Phase IV] figures. And be sure to check out the amazing digital artwork of Alientek while you’re there. Here is a recap.

      
   

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The Amazon exclusive The Black Series [Phase IV] Speeder Bike/Scout Trooper & The Child recreates an important scene from The Mandalorian. But are the figures that great inside of it? We’re not so sure. Check out a very rough gallery now, and the review is coming soon. The Child figure is a misnomer here. It’s an accessory. See our sneak peek by clicking through!

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The TARGET exclusive The Black Series [Phase IV] Remnant Stormtrooper is arriving. Our first question is why is this figure exclusive? How can anyone army-build this? Why aren’t solid case packs available for it? It seems impractical to keep releasing so many 6″ figures from The Mandalorian when there are no vehicles or world-building possible with them. But what do we know? See our sneak peek by clicking through!

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The Vintage Collection Wave 28 Recap

That’s a wrap! We just finished our look at The Vintage Collection wave 28 which includes The Mandalorian (VC181), Moff Gideon (VC180), Darth Vader (VC178), The Armorer (VC179), and Captain Rex (VC182). If you missed any of the reviews or the discussions, here’s your chance to catch up!

            

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Sneak Peek! Greef Karga - TBS6 [P4] - TM06

Check out our sneak peek on the brand new The Black Series [Phase IV] Greef Karga 6″ figure. It’s another one of Hasbro’s finest efforts. Check it out. The review is coming soon!

Greef Karga

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Sneak Peek! Kuiil - TBS6 [P4] - TM07

Check out our sneak peek on the brand new The Black Series [Phase IV] Kuiil 6″ figure. It’s the 6″ line’s first Ugnaught action figure, and Hasbro did a remarkable job on it. Check it out. The review is coming soon!

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Check out our sneak peek on the brand new The Black Series [Phase IV] Jar Jar Binks 6″ figure. Hasbro wants you to pay more money for this one, but there is no reason why this figure “as is” should be a penny more than $19.99. If they want to include a boat-load of more accessories, we’ll listen to their argument about a higher MSRP. But right now, something is rotten in Denmark. We digress. Jar Jar Binks is excellent, but some of the paint operations don’t look right. For example, the figure is too dark in spots. The included accessories are nice, and the figure comes loaded with premium articulation, but is it worth what Hasbro is asking for it? You decide. Check it out. The review is coming soon!

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1985 THE POWER OF THE FORCE Yak Face: Trilogo Update

In 1984, new packaging for Star Wars figures was introduced for the European market. A cost containment initiative, the new packaging sported three languages of the Return Of The Jedi logo for a “one size fits all” approach. Although a “three-logo” design was created for The Power Of The Force line (as evidenced on some ‘boxed’ toys), it wasn’t carried over to the basic figure line’s card design. They continued to use the three Return Of The Jedi logos instead. Although the word “Trilogo” is found nowhere on the packaging, the term is universally adopted by all Star Wars collectors to describe this line of figures.

We are finishing the Trilogo line up with the final 15 The Power Of The Force Kenner figures, and there weren’t any coins provided with them. Today we revisit Yak Face. The Trilogo version has a darker wash. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1985’s THE POWER OF THE FORCE Yak Face figure HERE.

Yak Face

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1985 THE POWER OF THE FORCE Imperial Dignitary: Trilogo Update

In 1984, new packaging for Star Wars figures was introduced for the European market. A cost containment initiative, the new packaging sported three languages of the Return Of The Jedi logo for a “one size fits all” approach. Although a “three-logo” design was created for The Power Of The Force line (as evidenced on some ‘boxed’ toys), it wasn’t carried over to the basic figure line’s card design. They continued to use the three Return Of The Jedi logos instead. Although the word “Trilogo” is found nowhere on the packaging, the term is universally adopted by all Star Wars collectors to describe this line of figures.

We are finishing the Trilogo line up with the final 15 The Power Of The Force Kenner figures, and there weren’t any coins provided with them. Today we revisit Imperial Dignitary. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1985’s THE POWER OF THE FORCE Imperial Dignitary figure HERE.

Imperial Dignitary

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1985 THE POWER OF THE FORCE A-Wing Pilot: Trilogo Update

In 1984, new packaging for Star Wars figures was introduced for the European market. A cost containment initiative, the new packaging sported three languages of the Return Of The Jedi logo for a “one size fits all” approach. Although a “three-logo” design was created for The Power Of The Force line (as evidenced on some ‘boxed’ toys), it wasn’t carried over to the basic figure line’s card design. They continued to use the three Return Of The Jedi logos instead. Although the word “Trilogo” is found nowhere on the packaging, the term is universally adopted by all Star Wars collectors to describe this line of figures.

We are finishing the Trilogo line up with the final 15 The Power Of The Force Kenner figures, and there weren’t any coins provided with them. Today we revisit A-Wing Pilot. The Trilogo version features brighter colors of a horizontally-flipped reference image when compared to the Kenner release. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1985’s THE POWER OF THE FORCE A-Wing Pilot figure HERE.

A-Wing Pilot

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In 1984, new packaging for Star Wars figures was introduced for the European market. A cost containment initiative, the new packaging sported three languages of the Return Of The Jedi logo for a “one size fits all” approach. Although a “three-logo” design was created for The Power Of The Force line (as evidenced on some ‘boxed’ toys), it wasn’t carried over to the basic figure line’s card design. They continued to use the three Return Of The Jedi logos instead. Although the word “Trilogo” is found nowhere on the packaging, the term is universally adopted by all Star Wars collectors to describe this line of figures.

We are finishing the Trilogo line up with the final 15 The Power Of The Force Kenner figures, and there weren’t any coins provided with them. Today we revisit Lando Calrissian (General Pilot). The Trilogo version features brighter colors, but with more saturated hues. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1985’s THE POWER OF THE FORCE Lando Calrissian (General Pilot) figure HERE.

Lando Calrissian (General Pilot)

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1985 THE POWER OF THE FORCE Warok: Trilogo Update

In 1984, new packaging for Star Wars figures was introduced for the European market. A cost containment initiative, the new packaging sported three languages of the Return Of The Jedi logo for a “one size fits all” approach. Although a “three-logo” design was created for The Power Of The Force line (as evidenced on some ‘boxed’ toys), it wasn’t carried over to the basic figure line’s card design. They continued to use the three Return Of The Jedi logos instead. Although the word “Trilogo” is found nowhere on the packaging, the term is universally adopted by all Star Wars collectors to describe this line of figures.

We are finishing the Trilogo line up with the final 15 The Power Of The Force Kenner figures, and there weren’t any coins provided with them. Today we revisit Warok. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1985’s THE POWER OF THE FORCE Warok figure HERE.

Warok

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1985 THE POWER OF THE FORCE EV-9D9: Trilogo Update

In 1984, new packaging for Star Wars figures was introduced for the European market. A cost containment initiative, the new packaging sported three languages of the Return Of The Jedi logo for a “one size fits all” approach. Although a “three-logo” design was created for The Power Of The Force line (as evidenced on some ‘boxed’ toys), it wasn’t carried over to the basic figure line’s card design. They continued to use the three Return Of The Jedi logos instead. Although the word “Trilogo” is found nowhere on the packaging, the term is universally adopted by all Star Wars collectors to describe this line of figures.

We are finishing the Trilogo line up with the final 15 The Power Of The Force Kenner figures, and there weren’t any coins provided with them. Today we revisit EV-9D9. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1985’s THE POWER OF THE FORCE EV-9D9 figure HERE.

EV-9D9

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1985 THE POWER OF THE FORCE Anakin Skywalker: Trilogo Update

In 1984, new packaging for Star Wars figures was introduced for the European market. A cost containment initiative, the new packaging sported three languages of the Return Of The Jedi logo for a “one size fits all” approach. Although a “three-logo” design was created for The Power Of The Force line (as evidenced on some ‘boxed’ toys), it wasn’t carried over to the basic figure line’s card design. They continued to use the three Return Of The Jedi logos instead. Although the word “Trilogo” is found nowhere on the packaging, the term is universally adopted by all Star Wars collectors to describe this line of figures.

We are finishing the Trilogo line up with the final 15 The Power Of The Force Kenner figures, and there weren’t any coins provided with them. Today we revisit Anakin Skywalker. This version features a revised image featuring all background details “blacked-out” or “removed” behind the character sketch. The Force spirit glow and forest details were removed in the Trilogo version. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1985’s THE POWER OF THE FORCE Anakin Skywalker figure HERE.

Anakin Skywalker

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In 1984, new packaging for Star Wars figures was introduced for the European market. A cost containment initiative, the new packaging sported three languages of the Return Of The Jedi logo for a “one size fits all” approach. Although a “three-logo” design was created for The Power Of The Force line (as evidenced on some ‘boxed’ toys), it wasn’t carried over to the basic figure line’s card design. They continued to use the three Return Of The Jedi logos instead. Although the word “Trilogo” is found nowhere on the packaging, the term is universally adopted by all Star Wars collectors to describe this line of figures.

We are finishing the Trilogo line up with the final 15 The Power Of The Force Kenner figures, and there weren’t any coins provided with them. Today we revisit Luke Skywalker (Imperial Stormtrooper Outfit). The trilogo version features a horizontally-flipped reference image of the character and a few coloring changes. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1985’s THE POWER OF THE FORCE Luke Skywalker (Imperial Stormtrooper Outfit) figure HERE.

Luke Skywalker (Imperial Stormtrooper Outfit)

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In 1984, new packaging for Star Wars figures was introduced for the European market. A cost containment initiative, the new packaging sported three languages of the Return Of The Jedi logo for a “one size fits all” approach. Although a “three-logo” design was created for The Power Of The Force line (as evidenced on some ‘boxed’ toys), it wasn’t carried over to the basic figure line’s card design. They continued to use the three Return Of The Jedi logos instead. Although the word “Trilogo” is found nowhere on the packaging, the term is universally adopted by all Star Wars collectors to describe this line of figures.

We are finishing the Trilogo line up with the final 15 The Power Of The Force Kenner figures, and there weren’t any coins provided with them. Today we revisit Han Solo (In Carbonite Chamber). See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1985’s THE POWER OF THE FORCE Han Solo (In Carbonite Chamber) figure HERE.

Han Solo (In Carbonite Chamber)

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1985 THE POWER OF THE FORCE Imperial Gunner: Trilogo Update

In 1984, new packaging for Star Wars figures was introduced for the European market. A cost containment initiative, the new packaging sported three languages of the Return Of The Jedi logo for a “one size fits all” approach. Although a “three-logo” design was created for The Power Of The Force line (as evidenced on some ‘boxed’ toys), it wasn’t carried over to the basic figure line’s card design. They continued to use the three Return Of The Jedi logos instead. Although the word “Trilogo” is found nowhere on the packaging, the term is universally adopted by all Star Wars collectors to describe this line of figures.

We are finishing the Trilogo line up with the final 15 The Power Of The Force Kenner figures, and there weren’t any coins provided with them. Today we revisit Imperial Gunner. The card art features darker color tones with a pink wash over the entire graphic. Kenner “airbrushed” an image of a new helmet over existing image. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1985’s THE POWER OF THE FORCE Imperial Gunner figure HERE.

Imperial Gunner

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1985 THE POWER OF THE FORCE Barada: Trilogo Update

In 1984, new packaging for Star Wars figures was introduced for the European market. A cost containment initiative, the new packaging sported three languages of the Return Of The Jedi logo for a “one size fits all” approach. Although a “three-logo” design was created for The Power Of The Force line (as evidenced on some ‘boxed’ toys), it wasn’t carried over to the basic figure line’s card design. They continued to use the three Return Of The Jedi logos instead. Although the word “Trilogo” is found nowhere on the packaging, the term is universally adopted by all Star Wars collectors to describe this line of figures.

We are finishing the Trilogo line up with the final 15 The Power Of The Force Kenner figures, and there weren’t any coins provided with them. Today we revisit Barada. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1985’s THE POWER OF THE FORCE Barada figure HERE.

Barada

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1985 THE POWER OF THE FORCE Amanaman: Trilogo Update

In 1984, new packaging for Star Wars figures was introduced for the European market. A cost containment initiative, the new packaging sported three languages of the Return Of The Jedi logo for a “one size fits all” approach. Although a “three-logo” design was created for The Power Of The Force line (as evidenced on some ‘boxed’ toys), it wasn’t carried over to the basic figure line’s card design. They continued to use the three Return Of The Jedi logos instead. Although the word “Trilogo” is found nowhere on the packaging, the term is universally adopted by all Star Wars collectors to describe this line of figures.

We are finishing the Trilogo line up with the final 15 The Power Of The Force Kenner figures, and there weren’t any coins provided with them. Today we revisit Amanaman. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1985’s THE POWER OF THE FORCE Amanaman figure HERE.

Amanaman

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