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5POA is never OK, but at least Hasbro did something good with the Celebrate The Saga multipacks, a parting gift for collectors as they close the tooling archives on these figures forever. The Galactic Empire set includes a new take on R2-Q5, a figure we haven’t seen Hasbro release is 19 years. And the included TIE Fighter Pilot and Snowtrooper sculpts are better than their current super-articulated counterparts. The rest of the set is “meh.” Are you buying these sets for your collection? (more….)

Galactic Empire

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Review: Luke Skywalker (Snowspeeder) - TBS6 [P4] - TESB02

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1982 THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK AT-AT Commander: 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.

Today we revisit AT-AT Commander. AT-AT Commander has card art that’s nearly identical to the Kenner release. See the full Trilogo card art and additional notes by revisiting 1982’s THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK AT-AT Commander figure HERE.

AT-AT Commander

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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.

Today we revisit Luke Skywalker (Hoth Battle Gear). Luke Skywalker (Hoth Battle Gear) is noticeably different than its Kenner counterpart. It looks as if the film-out was bleached it’s so light. See the full Trilogo card art and additional notes by revisiting 1982’s THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Luke Skywalker (Hoth Battle Gear) figure HERE.

Luke Skywalker  (Hoth Battle Gear)

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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.

Today we revisit ARTOO-DETOO (R2-D2). ARTOO-DETOO (R2-D2) has an interesting Trilogo card back. C-3PO was repositioned, and both characters received a strong orange wash over them. Eventually, the name of the figure was changed to Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) (with Sensorscope), but that took some time. See the full Trilogo card art and additional notes by revisiting 1982’s THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK ARTOO-DETOO (R2-D2) figure HERE.

ARTOO-DETOO (R2-D2)

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You saw our The Pathway To The Vintage Collection Special Report published on August 6th. Now we’re finishing up revisiting the figures that set The Vintage Collection in motion. We’ve reached the final wave of figures. Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear) was excellent for the time but has since aged out. How many of you bought this figure by the dozens? We updated the figure in our newly updated review, complete with new text and photos and Visual Guide.

Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear)

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Revisit: IG-88 (Bounty Hunter) - VTSC - 2007

You saw our The Pathway To The Vintage Collection Special Report published on August 6th. Now we’re finishing up revisiting the figures that set The Vintage Collection in motion. We’ve reached the final wave of figures. IG-88 (Bounty Hunter) was released as a permanently definitive action figure as well. It’s timeless, even in 2020. We updated the figure in our newly updated review, complete with new text and photos and Visual Guide.

IG-88 (Bounty Hunter)

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Revisit: Han Solo (Hoth Outfit) - VTSC - 2007

You saw our The Pathway To The Vintage Collection Special Report published on August 6th. Now we’re finishing up revisiting the figures that set The Vintage Collection in motion. We’ve reached the final wave of figures. Han Solo (Hoth Outfit) was a significant update to the character in 2007. We updated the figure in our newly updated review, complete with new text and photos and Visual Guide.

Han Solo (Hoth Outfit)

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1981 THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK 2-1B: 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.

Today we revisit 2-1B. Too-Onebee (2-1B) received a name change. But more noticeable is the significant orange wash the card art received for the Trilogo card back. The crop of the character is also different. See the full Trilogo card art and additional notes by revisiting 1981’s THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK 2-1B figure HERE.

Too-Onebee (2-1B)

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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.

Today we revisit Imperial Commander. Imperial Commander has a different color palette than the Kenner figure and the tones are darker See the full Trilogo card art and additional notes by revisiting 1981’s THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Imperial Commander figure HERE.

Imperial Commander

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1981 THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK AT-AT Driver: 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.

Today we revisit AT-AT Driver. AT-AT Driver perhaps has the strangest alternate still image than any other Trilogo figure. For reasons unknown, Kenner airbrushed out the figure’s detail below the helmet. There is nothing but a white “blue” shaped to look like chest armor. Again, it’s one of the strangest updates made to a figure’s card art. See the full Trilogo card art and additional notes by revisiting 1981’s THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK AT-AT Driver figure HERE.

AT-AT Driver

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1981 THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Rebel Commander: 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.

Today we revisit Rebel Commander. Rebel Commander’s Trilogo card art features a new crop of the film-out image See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1981’s THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Rebel Commander figure HERE.

Rebel Commander

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Let’s continue our Visual Guide updates from The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary line. Up next is the Imperial Snowtrooper (Hoth). Click below to check out our Visual Guide entry for this figure. You can also read our full review right here.

Imperial Snowtrooper (Hoth) - The Black Series (The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary)

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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.

Today we revisit Leia (Hoth Outfit). Leia (Hoth Outfit)’s Trilogo card art features an alternate image used nowhere else in the classic toy line. Finding a high-resolution version of it is next to impossible as well. It’s one of the rarest film-out images in the Lucasfilm archives. They also changed the character’s name to Princess Leia Organa (Hoth Outfit). See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1981’s THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Leia (Hoth Outfit) figure HERE.

Leia (Hoth Outfit)

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Visual Guide Update - Chewbacca - TBS6 [TESB40]

Chewbacca is our next The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Visual Guide update. Click below for our full Visual Guide. We also have our full review of this figure posted in our review database right here.

Chewbacca - The Black Series (The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary)

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Review: Imperial Snowtrooper (Hoth) - TBS6 [TESB40]

Hasbro employees can’t name the “vintage” Kenner 6″ figures correctly to save their lives, but at least the sculpts of the figures are incredible. We fell in love with the Imperial Snowtrooper (Hoth) all over again. Will you? It is part of the 40th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back celebratory line. (more….)

Imperial Snowtrooper (Hoth)

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Visual Guide Update - Boba Fett - TBS6 [TESB40]

Up next for our The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Visual Guide updates is Boba Fett. Click below to check out our Visual Guide for the latest release of this figure, and make sure to stop by our full review for additional details and photos.

Boba Fett - The Black Series (The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary)

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Visual Guide Update - Darth Vader - TBS6 [TESB40]

Let’s take a look at the next wave of The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary figures. Up first is the retooled Darth Vader. Click below to check out the Visual Guide page. You can also read our full review of this figure in our review database.

Darth Vader - The Black Series (The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary)

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Review: Boba Fett - TBS6 [TESB40]

Hasbro has released the 6″ Boba Fett many times in many different ways. Now Boba Fett is back to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back. Will you add this to your collection? (more….)

Boba Fett

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Review: Darth Vader - TBS6 [TESB40]

Do you remember the first 6″ Darth Vader figure that looked like Droopy Dog? Well, you can throw that monstrosity away now. Hasbro created a stunning Episode and Episode VI version of Darth Vader in The Black Series [The Empire Strikes Back 40] line, and you’re going to love it. (more….)

Darth Vader

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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.

Today we revisit Han Solo (Bespin Outfit). Han Solo (Bespin Outfit)’s Trilogo card art features a slightly lighter image of the character’s card art. The review’s Collector Notes are updated with this information. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1981’s THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Han Solo (Bespin Outfit) figure HERE.

Han Solo (Bespin Outfit)

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Revisit: Darth Vader - VOTC - 2004

You saw our The Pathway To The Vintage Collection Special Report published on August 6th. Now let’s revisit the figures that set The Vintage Collection in motion. Let’s continue moving ahead with 2004’s VOTC Darth Vader figure in our newly updated review, complete with new text and photos and Visual Guide.

Darth Vader

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1980 THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Yoda: 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.

Today we revisit Yoda. Yoda’s Trilogo card art features an alternate right-facing image used for the running change American Return Of The Jedi version of the figure. The name of the character was also changed to Yoda, The Jedi Master. The review’s Collector Notes are updated with this information. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting the 1980’s THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Yoda figure HERE.

Yoda, The Jedi Master

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