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You Bent My Death Star Droid

JTA reader and friend, Alientek ordered a bunch of figures off of Hasbro Toy Shop’s eBay Store and received this little gem in the mail from them. It’s the Walmart exclusive The Vintage Collection Death Star Droid sealed UPSIDE DOWN on the card. Coincidentally, Hasbro Toy Shop packaged the figure in a way that resulted in a curled card, but the figure has a much bigger issue.

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As of right now, you can STILL get 5 of the 6 The Vintage Collection 50th Anniversary exclusives from at retail price. It’s mind-boggling how some of their exclusives have a seemingly endless supply, while others are gone in minutes never to be heard from again. Some of these available are even army builders. Click below if you want to stock up…


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Up next for our The Vintage Collection Visual Guide updates is the second wave of the Walmart exclusive Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary figures. First up is the Death Star Droid. (VC197). Click below to check out the full Visual Guide. You can also read our full review on this figure right here.

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Death Star Droid (VC197) - The Vintage Collection

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Walmart Exclusive Luke Skywalker (Endor) Is Back In Stock

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He’s back if you need him! Tusken Raider and Death Star Droid are also still available as of this post. 


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The Walmart exclusive Tusken Raider and Death Star Droid are currently back in stock as of this post for anyone interested. Thanks to JTA reader Tim for the alert!


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The Vintage Collection Death Star Droid Back In Stock

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The TVC Death Star Droid is currently back in stock on for those interested. It’s also worth noting that the Incinerator Trooper is back in stock as well. Thanks to JTA reader Mike for the tip!

Update: The Incinerator Trooper is no longer available.


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The second wave of The Vintage Collection Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary 3.75-inch figures are arriving from Walmart, and we’re getting many reports that they’ve continued to ship them one per box or envelope. And the envelopes are sometimes padded, and others times not. How do they afford all of these shipping costs? (Mine arrived one per box and envelope too, and the ones in the envelope were in better condition than those shipped in a box! Special thanks to JTA readers Ken P. and Matt R. for the images!


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All three Walmart exclusives from the 2nd TVC 50th Anniversary wave are currently back available to pre-order…


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We are looking at SE7EN new 3.75-inch The Vintage Collection action figures! The Vintage Collection Death Star Droid epitomizes “bittersweetness.” It’s so nice to see this figure in vintage Kenner packaging, but it’s a lousy action figure based on a Kenner figure instead of the on-screen character. (more….)

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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 Death Star Droid.

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Hasbro did collectors of The Vintage Collection no favors with the announcement of the Death Star Droid. It STILL doesn’t reflect the modern counterpart of the on-screen character, because, well, it’s a modern counterpart to the Kenner figure only. (more….)

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1979 STAR WARS Death Star Droid: Trilogo Update

In 1984, the new packaging design 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 Death Star Droid. The Trilogo card art doesn’t vary much from the original Kenner card image. The review’s Collector Notes are updated with this information. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1979’s STAR WARS Death Star Droid figure HERE.

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Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: Death Star Droid - SW - 1979

Thank you for making our “Droids And Creatures + Two Main Features” look at the vintage Kenner Series 2 figures (the 20/21-Backs) another success. The stories you’re all sharing in addition to the priceless photos you’re adding to the comments are some of the greatest things we have experienced here to date. Keep them coming! If you need to catch up on any reviews, please click any thumbnail below to be taken to the STAR WARS archive.


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Review: Death Star Droid - SW - Vintage Kenner

Next up is the vintage Kenner Death Star Droid figure. This is another great droid for the STAR WARS line, but is it supposed to be the droid from the Jawa sandcrawler, or the one from the Death Star? Relive your memories of the original Kenner Star Wars figures with other collectors 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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May is over and we finished the 12-Back vintage Kenner collection. But June is Droids And Creatures Plus Two Main Features month at Jedi Temple Archives! You guessed it! We will be looking at the 20/21-Backs that augmented an already fantastic Series 1 collection of Kenner Star Wars figures. Come with us as we look at Cantina denizens and droid prisoners in addition to a main hero and cool villain. June is going to be a blast!

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POP! Death Star Droid & Young Jyn Erso Now In Stock At EE!

Entertainment Earth now has the Funko Pop Death Star Droid and Young Jyn Erso now in stock! That Death Star Droid looks pretty awesome.


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