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I totally missed this while shooting my initial Photo Gallery for the TVC Princess Leia Organa (Yavin) figure, but I just discovered that the portrait is all-new. The hairpiece is the same, but the portrait underneath is all-new. Hasbro also hgave her all-new forearms. (The swivel joint is now gone.) It’s difficult to tell with the Photo Real deco, but this is indeed true. Less obvious are some tooling differences in the chest and the hem of her long gown. (The drape is ever so slightly different too.) It’s awesome that Hasbro is adding new tooling to so many figures that they could have simply repacked them as is.

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TVC Wave 24: Princess Leia Organa (Yavin) NOW ADDED!

Princess Leia Organa (Yavin) NOW ADDED! We’re being proactive and calling her VC150, but if this change never occurs, we’ll be sure to renumber her as VC164. You can check out rough Photo Galleries for The Vintage Collection wave 24 RIGHT NOW in our Research Droids Reviews. The RDRs are now running, but you can check out most of them now.  In a nutshell, wave 24 is a great “repack and repaint” wave. (Remember those?)
Interestingly, the Sith Trooper is an all-new figure. I thought for sure he used parts from the SIth Jet Trooper, but not a single part is reused. For me, the Jawa is bittersweet. I desperately wanted a Jawa on a Star Wars card, and Hasbro delivered. But I would be lying if I said I am content with the straight repack of The Black Series [Phase II] figure. A Jawa deserves all-new tooling and premium soft-goods. At the moment, the Shadow Trooper is my favorite of the bunch so far. It’s a fantastic sculpt, and the extra gear is appreciated and welcomed. Anyway, be sure to check them all out!




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You can check out rough Photo Galleries for The Vintage Collection wave 24 RIGHT NOW in our Research Droids Reviews. The RDRs, begin tomorrow, but you can check out most of them now. Princess Leia Organa (Yavin) (VC150) got delayed but will be here tomorrow. I’ll add her as soon as she arrives. In a nutshell, wave 24 is a great “repack and repaint” wave. (Remember those?)
Interestingly, the Sith Trooper is an all-new figure. I thought for sure he used parts from the SIth Jet Trooper, but not a single part is reused. For me, the Jawa is bittersweet. I desperately wanted a Jawa on a Star Wars card, and Hasbro delivered. But I would be lying if I said I am content with the straight repack of The Black Series [Phase II] figure. A Jawa deserves all-new tooling and premium soft-goods. At the moment, the Shadow Trooper is my favorite of the bunch so far. It’s a fantastic sculpt, and the extra gear is appreciated and welcomed. Anyway, be sure to check them all out!



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Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: Rebel Commando - ROTJ - 1983

Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: Klaatu - ROTJ - 1983

Just Suck It Up, Take The $99.99 Plunge, It's Worth It!

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I like you all, but there was quite a bit of belly-aching in today’s review of the TVC Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing Fighter review. This fantastic vehicle, now available to pre-order at Entertainment Earth, is a stunning release, the best version of the vehicle to date. And it’s worth every penny of the $99.99 MSRP. Trust me on this. The Death Star Trench Run from 2011, and the X-Wing Fighter from 2013 got referenced quite a bit. Well, have you seen their current prices on eBay? Don’t wait for Luke’s X-Wing to double in price before buying it. You won’t be disappointed. Click below to see the eBay auctions for each item.

    

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Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: Chief Chirpa - ROTJ - 1983

Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: Gamorrean Guard - ROTJ - 1983

Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: Admiral Ackbar - ROTJ - 1983

That’s a wrap! We hope you enjoyed our pre-Triple Force Friday exclusive look at The Vintage Collection wave 23 figures. Good luck acquiring them all beginning 12 AM tonight! Stay tuned for links! If you missed any of our reviews, click any image below so you can catch up!

    
    

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Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: 4-LOM - ESB - 1982

TVC Luke Skywalker (Yavin) (VC151) Parts Clarification

I made a couple of mistakes on the Luke Skywalker (Yavin) figure’s recipe. So, I wanted to clear that up here. Firstly, the figure is indeed a retool of 2013’s TBS [P1] Luke Skywalker (#05) figure. But the head sculpt (and hairpiece), forearms AND hands are all new parts. I initially believed they were the same hands of the Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) figure from the Luke Skywalker Jedi Destiny set, but those hands are ball-jointed, and Luke Skywalker (Yavin)’s hands are swivel. I wanted to make that detail clear. They look to be based on each other, but they’re definitely different. If you haven’t seen our review on this figure, please check it out HERE.

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Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: Zuckuss - ESB - 1982

Zuckuss • The Empire Strikes Back • 1982

Zuckuss

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Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: Bespin Security Guard - ESB - 1982

Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: AT-AT Commander - ESB - 1982

Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: C-3PO (Removable Limbs) - ESB - 1982

Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: ARTOO-DETOO (R2-D2) - ESB - 1982

Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: 2-1B - ESB - 1981

Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: AT-AT Driver - ESB - 1981

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