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Review: Bib Fortuna - TBS6 [ROTJ40]

The Black Series [Return Of The Jedi 40] Bib Fortuna figure is a marked improvement when compared to its first release. What did Hasbro do to make it look better? (more….)

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It’s time for another Visual Guide update from The Black Series [Phase IV]. Click below to check out Bib Fortuna (ROTJ08). Make sure to also check out our full review of this figure in our review database.

Bib Fortuna - The Black Series [Phase IV]


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Pre-Order The TBS ROTJ 40th Anniversary Wave 2

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Pre-orders are now open for wave 2 of The Black Series Return of the Jedi 40th Anniversary 6-Inch Figures. Click below for pre-order pages for each figure!

Click here for the full Entertainment Earth listing of products. Use code HOLIDAYFREE22 for free shipping on orders over $39.

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The Black Series ROTJ 40th Anniversary Wave 2 Revealed

Gizmodo has officially revealed wave 2 from The Black Series Return of the Jedi 40th Anniversary. Head over to their site for the full reveal. Pre-order these figures tomorrow beginning at 1:00 pm ET.


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Up next for our The Vintage Collection Visual Guide updates is Bib Fortuna (VC224). Click below to access the full Visual Guide. We also have a full review of this figure in our review database.

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Bib Fortuna (VC224) - The Vintage Collection

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Review: Bib Fortuna - TBS6 [P4] - ROTJ08

The Black Series [Phase IV] Bib Fortuna 6-inch figure is nice, but it isn’t perfect. And it uses parts from an older figure. Learn more by reading the review. (more….)

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But they could have prevented it. A few additions would have made this a surefire hit, and collectors might not have balked at its price. But wow. That Jabba’s Palace Throne Room playset environment is something else, isn’t it? That said, you know from the comments that its price is staggering, and collectors are saying “no way.” Collectors are being forced into a “direct to market” scenario as it’s a Hasbro Pulse exclusive. And there were so many ample opportunities they could have incorporated to make this The Vintage Collection centerpiece shine above anything else released previously. Well, maybe save for The Khetanna. With just about 15 minutes of talking about this item with my good friend John McCartney, we came up with many ideas to guarantee this release some incredibly enormous success (and enthusiasm). (more….)

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Review: Bib Fortuna - TVC - VC224

Today Hasbro gave us a look at 4 new additions to The Black Series line, 3 of which were announced as pipeline reveals in previous livestreams earlier this year. Click below to check out Bib Fortuna, Echo, Omega, and Stormtrooper (Jedha Patrol).


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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 Bib Fortuna.

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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 Emperor (VC200)
  • Lobot
  • Bib Fortuna

The Vintage Collection Troop Building Set (Pre-order September 9, 1 PM Eastern) 

  • Stormtroopers (Hasbro Pulse, ShopDisney)

The Vintage Collection Carbonized Figures (Walmart) (Pre-order October 7, 1 PM Eastern)

  • The Armorer
  • Incinerator Trooper
  • Moff Gideon
  • Shoretrooper

Retro Collection (Target) (Pre-order September 9, 1 PM Eastern)

  • Stormtrooper (Prototype Series)

The Vintage Collection Pipeline Reveals

  • Yoda (repack)
  • 501st Clone Trooper (repack)
  • Mandalorian Death Watch Airborne Trooper (new release)
  • Figrin D’an (new release)

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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.


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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….)


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It's Time To Produce The Vintage Collection Bib Fortuna

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….)

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1983 RETURN OF THE JEDI Bib Fortuna: 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 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.

Bib Fortuna

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Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: Bib Fortuna - ROTJ - 1983

Vintage Kenner Prototype Bib Fortuna Sells For £36,000!

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!

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“Jabba Don't Preach” Complete! Kenner Series 7 Next!

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.


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Review: Bib Fortuna - ROTJ - Vintage Kenner

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!

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Gentle Giant announces their 3rd Premier Guild gift offering: Bib Fortuna Jumbo Figure. Click below for a full look…

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