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Our next round of Visual Guide updates features the Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary Walmart exclusives from The Vintage Collection. Click below to check out Paploo (VC190). Make sure to also check out our full review right here.

Paploo - The Vintage Collection - Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary

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Review: Paploo - TVC - VC190 [Walmart Exclusive]

Today we look at the Walmart exclusive The Vintage Collection Paploo figure. What a joke! Hasbro slapped us all in the face with this one, and they should be embarrassed. It’s nothing more than Lumat in a different color and with different accessories. And this approach is bad when Paploo has distinct features from all other Ewoks. That’s just the beginning of this mess, however. (more….)

Paploo

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See How Much Better The TVC Paploo Looks With Kit-Bashed Parts

JTA reader JW was inspired by our article yesterday to Photoshop the newly announced Paploo body with the head sculpt and cowl from the 2009 Legacy Collection figure. We think it looks infinitely better. Hasbro captured the likeness of that Ewok well in 2009, and has more screen-accuracy than a repainted or tweaked Logray head sculpt. Click the thumbnail below to see what it looks like. The new figure has much too long of a cowl, and this one is shortened a bit. And don’t forget about that better likeness. What do you think? (We watermarked the image to let everyone know this is a modified image.)

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Thank you for getting Paploo into The Vintage Collection, Hasbro. As one of the main Ewoks in Return Of The Jedi with tons of screen time, it’s awesome to get an update as well as another Kenner 96 release checked off in our collections. But as usual, you have some work to do. Click through for more.

    

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1985 THE POWER OF THE FORCE Warok: 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.

We are finishing the Trilogo line up with the final 15 The Power Of The Force Kenner figures, and there weren’t any coins provided with them. Today we revisit Warok. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1985’s THE POWER OF THE FORCE Warok figure HERE.

Warok

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1985 THE POWER OF THE FORCE Romba: 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.

We are finishing the Trilogo line up with the final 15 The Power Of The Force Kenner figures, and there weren’t any coins provided with them. Today we revisit Romba. Do you notice anything strange? The Kenner version of Paploo shows an image of Romba. And the Trilogo version of Romba shows an image of Paploo. (We should also mention that the Trilogo version of Paploo shows Romba as well, but the Kenner POTF Romba shows the correct character.) See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1985’s THE POWER OF THE FORCE Romba figure HERE.

Romba

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1984 RETURN OF THE JEDI Paploo: 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 Paploo. Just like the Kenner version, the Trilogo card art also erroneously features a reference image of Romba instead of Paploo. Also, the name “pill” humorously has the subtitle of “Action Figure” added. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1984’s RETURN OF THE JEDI Paploo figure HERE.

Paploo (Action Figure)

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1984 RETURN OF THE JEDI Lumat: 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 Lumat. The Trilogo card art is nearly identical to the Kenner version. The name, however, is different. The Trilogo figure is called Lumat Ewok Warrior (Figurine Guerriere Ewok). See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1984’s RETURN OF THE JEDI Lumat figure HERE.

Lumat Ewok Warrior (Figurine Guerriere Ewok)

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1984 RETURN OF THE JEDI Teebo: 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 Teebo. The Trilogo card art has a different color palette when compared to the Kenner version. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1984’s RETURN OF THE JEDI Teebo figure HERE.

Teebo

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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 Logray (Ewok Medicine Man). For the Trilogo art, not much differs when compared to the original Kenner version. The reference image is yellower and darker when compared to the Kenner release. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1983’s RETURN OF THE JEDI Logray (Ewok Medicine Man) figure HERE.

Logray (Ewok Medicine Man)

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The Vintage Collection Wicket (VC27) re-release is an odd choice. But we’re thrilled to report it might be the best evidence of Phot Real deco in all The Vintage Collection. While imperfect, Hasbro got Wicket very close to screen-accuracy with updated deco focusing on the cowl as well as the figure’s fur and facial features. For The Vintage Collection “2.0” lineup, Wicket received a significant amount of updating. In our opinion, Wicket’s Photo Real deco is stunning. Star Wars collectors now have FIVE carded versions to track down of Wicket (VC27). We took the time to break it all down for you by producing an all-new 100-image gallery complete with both versions (2012 and 2020) featured, comparison shots, diorama shots with Kenner’s Star Wars: Ewoks figures, and a breakdown of what separates the two releases in the Collector Notes. Check out this excellently updated figure in our RDRs now! There’s more difference here than you may realize.

Wicket (VC27)

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Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: Teebo - ROTJ -1984

Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: Chief Chirpa - ROTJ - 1983

There are two other super-articulated action figures that longtime Star Wars collectors want to see released by Hasbro, and preferably part of The Vintage Collection. The first was supposed to be part of the 2012 Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] Ewok Pack, but Lucasfilm didn’t approve it because they wanted a friendlier face on Teebo. But this version is 100% screen-accurate. We also need Teebo carded for The Vintage Collection. The second figure is the canceled running change of the Legacy Collection Utai (BD41) figure, without headgear and came with a fuel filling device. Would you like to see either finally released for your collection?

     

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JTA Presents: Evolutions - Wicket W. Warrick

Welcome to another one of our JTA Presents: Evolutions features! Let’s check out how close or far we are from having an ideal Hasbro 3.75″ Wicket W. Warrick action figure. Have we arrived at definitive status yet? Weigh in and let us know what conclusion you’ll come to by clicking through and adding your two cents in the comments!

Wicket W. Warrick

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Review: Wicket W. Warrick - ROTJ - Vintage Kenner

We continue our “Turning Ewokese” marathon with Wicket W. Warrick. This action figure is freaking adorable. Relive your memories of this classic 1984 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!

Wicket W. Warrick

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Review: Chief Chirpa - ROTJ - Vintage Kenner

Our “Jabba Don’t Preach” marathon continues with the first Ewok released by Kenner, Chief Chirpa. 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!

Chief Chirpa

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What an incredible piece of memorabilia. Amongst others, an original prop used by Harrison Ford himself will be auctioned by Julien’s Auctions. Click through to find out more.
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Let’s jump back to the Star Wars [Saga – Phase III] for tonight’s Visual Guide update, featuring the Ewok with Attack Glider (Assault on Endor) Ultra Figure. Click below to revisit this figure in our updated Visual Guide, and click here to check out our full review.

Ewok with Attack Glider (Assault on Endor) - Star Wars [Saga - Phase III] - Ultra Figures

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One of the best lines Hasbro ever produced was the Star Wars [Saga – Phase III] Ultra line, which replaced the Deluxe figures. One of the best releases in that line is the Ewok With Attack Glider (Assault On Endor) set. See why this set literally “rocks” in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Ewok With Attack Glider (Assault On Endor)

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