Hasbro revealed more Retro Collection and The Vintage Collection specialized figures today, including prototype and carbonized figures. There are also more Original 96 figures to add to the line, including the reveal of VC200. Click through for the detailed breakdown and discussion. Here’s a summary of what was announced:
The Vintage Collection (general release) (Pre-order September 9, 1 PM Eastern)
The Vintage Collection Troop Building Set (Pre-order September 9, 1 PM Eastern)
The Vintage Collection Carbonized Figures (Walmart) (Pre-order October 7, 1 PM Eastern)
Retro Collection (Target) (Pre-order September 9, 1 PM Eastern)
The Vintage Collection Pipeline Reveals
UPDATE: Details and images added
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What a great pairing this week! The next two cards from the weekly Topps Star Wars Living Set are now out. Featuring the iconic blue starfield and the impressive artwork of Kris Penix, check out Bib Fortuna (#233) and Boba Fett (#234). Each Tuesday, two new cards will be released and be only available for one week. Click here to view the entire Star Wars Living archive, including individual print runs.
Hasbro: First and foremost, THANK YOU for announcing that the long-awaited update to Bib Fortuna is finally coming in The Vintage Collection. It’s a quintessential character for the RETURN OF THE JEDI collection of characters in TVC. Previous Hasbro teams made it clear in the past that 2005’s TSC Bib Fortuna (SAGA 003) figure would be the last attempt on this character. Never say never! That said, we need to get this Bib Fortuna right, and the most important aspect of this figure will be its facial expression. Some characters and their action figures are “dependent” on a spectacular head sculpt, and Bib Fortuna is one of them. We should probably also talk about how Hasbro should address the rest of the figure as well. (more….)
Hasbro has claimed that 2021 will be a renewed focus for the Kenner 96. And there is one character is desperate need of an update that is once again relevant in Disney Star Wars, something that makes an action figure for the character extra special. Appearing in a cameo in the Season 2 finale of The Mandalorian, it appears Bib Fortuna is now in control of Jabba’s Palace. I just found out thanks to YouTube! (more….)
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 Bib Fortuna. For the Trilogo card art, not many changes exist from the Kenner release other than a different wash. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1983’s RETURN OF THE JEDI Bib Fortuna figure HERE.
Holy cow! A prototype of the vintage Kenner Bib Fortuna figure sold for £36,000 at Vectis auction. See the full story at BBC. Special thanks to JTA reader Chris M. for the alert to this story!
It’s hard to believe, but our “Jabba Don’t Preach” marathon of the Star Wars Series 6 Vintage Kenner Mini Action Figures has concluded. If you need to catch up on any of them, all you need to do is click any thumbnail below, and it will take you to the archive. We’d once again like to thank you for your participation. Recounting all of your childhood memories with these unequaled action figures and sharing the wonderful experiences you’ve all had with them is priceless. Please keep adding to the discussions! Also, please begin to prepare yourselves for more as we dive into November’s “Turning Ewokese” marathon where we look at the Return Of The Jedi Series 7 figures. These reviews will focus on 14 Kenner action figures from the second and third waves of the Return Of The Jedi line, and we’re very excited to tackle them.
Our “Jabba Don’t Preach” marathon continues with one of our favorite figures: Bib Fortuna. Will Hasbro ever give us our deserved definitive update to this beloved character? Relive your memories of this classic 1983 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!
Gentle Giant announces their 3rd Premier Guild gift offering: Bib Fortuna Jumbo Figure. Click below for a full look…
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