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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 Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot.

Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot

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OK, Hasbro. You need a reality check. The current exclusive program is an unmitigated disaster. And you should be held accountable for its ineffectiveness. Unless you’re dead under a rock somewhere, you must know how pre-orders for online exclusives are COMPLETE calamities, right? This nonsense has to stop. (more….)

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The Latest The Vintage Collection RDRs Recap

In case you missed them, we reviewed the latest figures from Hasbro’s The Vintage Collection including AT-ST Driver (VC192), Paploo (VC190), Princess Leia (Endor) (VC191), Scout Trooper (VC196) (Gaming Greats), Heavy Battle Droid (VC193) (Gaming Greats), and Shadow Stormtrooper (VC194) (Gaming Greats). If you need to catch up, click any image below to be taken to that RDR! Thank you for reading!

AT-ST Driver Paploo Princess Leia (Endor) Scout Trooper Heavy Battle Droid Shadow Stormtrooper

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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 Walrus Man.

Walrus Man

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Hopefully, Hasbro is aware of the pure satisfaction The Vintage Collection community felt with their “I Am Your Father’s Day” presentation.  After one product presentation full of repacks after another, the TVC crowd was growing weary with anger. We’re not sure what changed, but Hasbro provided a good balance of modern Disney Star Wars Entertainment with incredible announcements of character from the Original Trilogy, the way things always should be when it comes to this collection. Because the last presentation even excited us, we put together a quick list (all featured below) of six The Vintage Collection figure ideas they should either reveal or announce as part of the “pipeline” to keep that TVC fan engagement alive and well and with energetic momentum.

Hasbro, would you kindly announce/reveal Momaw Nadon (Hammerhead), 2-1B, 8D8, Tessek (Squid Head), Amanaman, or EV-9D9 as the next characters we can expect in The Vintage Collection? We guarantee you that any of these figures would continue that thunderous applause you received at the last event. Keep these developments alive and well for The Vintage Collection. Thank you. If you’re a reader, be sure to list who you want to see that makes you happy too.

    
    

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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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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 Hammerhead.

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JTA reader, friend, and customizer extraordinaire Alientek has put together a mock-up for us of what The Vintage Collection Republic Trooper (The Old Republic) (VC113) may look like for Hasbro to update it to current Lucasfilm standards. If they go this route, what do you think?

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The Vintage Collection: The Ninety Six - STAR WARS Greedo

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 Greedo.

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We’re receiving emails from readers asking us if we’ve sectioned off a place in our RDRs and VGs for the Lucasfilm 50 collection of Hasbro Star Wars action figures. Because the products marked with this logo are from across various lines, the best we could come up with was a search option. If you click HERE or type “Lucasfilm 50” in our RDRs search bar, you’ll be taken to a list of all the products released to date that sport the Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary logo. We hope that helps you out for those that are looking for this.

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Visual Guide Update - Carnor Jax - The Black Series

Here’s our final Visual Guide update from the Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary Expanded Universe The Black Series figure releases: Carnor Jax. Click below for our full Visual Guide page. Make sure to also check out our full review of this figure right here.

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We continue our look at the Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary Expanded Universe figures with our Visual Guide Update of The Black Series Luke Skywalker & Ysalamiri. Click below to check out the full guide page. You can also read our full review of this figure right here.

Luke Skywalker & Ysalamiri - Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary

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Up next for our Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary Expanded Universe Visual Guide updates is Jaxxon. Click below for a look at the full Visual Guide page, and click here to check out our full review.

Jaxxon - Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary

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Yawn. Boring. Didn’t we just get the Imperial Rocket Trooper? This one comes with less too. Yikes. Is The Black Series 6-inch line already feeling the pinch of expended tooling budgets? Hasbro didn’t even try with this one. (more….)

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We’re kicking off a run of Visual Guides featuring the Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary Expanded Universe Comic sets. First up is Darth Maul (Sith Apprentice). Click below for the full Visual Guide, and also make sure to stop by and check out our full review.

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Wow! Look at that shimmery purple lining! We expected Carnor Jax to be the dud of the four Comics And Books figures, but it ended up being our favorite. Oh, and this IS NOT Carnor Jax. It’s Kir Kanos. Do you think Hasbro will issue a running change? (more….)

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The 6-inch line gets its first ysalamiri creature with Luke Skywalker. Will you get one to put with Grand Admiral Thrawn? (more….)

Luke Skywalker & Ysalamiri

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Review: Jaxxon - TBS6 [L50] - Six Inch Figure

We’re getting lots of traffic in our The Vintage Collection: The Ninety Six column, and we believe it will be the definitive source to determine where we are with Hasbro and the completion of the original 96 vintage Kenner figures updated to definitive modern status. We just finished up the first 12 STAR WARS figures, and we’re preparing for the 1979 STAR WARS figures next, including Boba Fett! As you know, JTA was known for our Vintage Vs. Modern Special Reports, but without years of Original Trilogy characters produced in 3.75-inch scale, there was little reason to continue them. Now that Hasbro has a focus to complete the Kenner Ninety Six, we’re eagerly on board to see what they do with the line. We also received some feedback from readers to help this experience be a little easier to navigate. Click through for more!

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We still have new The Vintage Collection figures to check out! Let’s finish up the Gaming Greats figure with the $14.99 Heavy Battle Droid. This figure is a mess and is based on Star Wars: Battlefront II. (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 for every classic Kenner figure, there needs a modern counterpart. 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.

We’re right in alignment with Hasbro in our vintage Kenner database. There are 21 figures under the STAR WARS banner, 29 figures under THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK banner, 31 figures under the RETURN OF THE JEDI banner, and 15 figures under THE POWER OF THE FORCE banner. (Sy Snootles, Max Rebo, Droopy McCool, and Blue Snaggletooth bring the number to an even 100 figures.)

Read our assessment, and then be sure to add your thoughts to the comments. Let us know if you agree or disagree. If you’re a customizer, show us your custom definitive figure in the comments as well! Who knows? It might give Hasbro some ideas.

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We still have new The Vintage Collection figures to check out! Let’s now take a look at the $14.99 Shadow Stormtrooper Gaming Greats figure from Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. You’re going to like this one! (more….)

Shadow Stormtrooper

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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 for every classic Kenner figure, there needs a modern counterpart. 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.

We’re right in alignment with Hasbro in our vintage Kenner database. There are 21 figures under the STAR WARS banner, 29 figures under THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK banner, 31 figures under the RETURN OF THE JEDI banner, and 15 figures under THE POWER OF THE FORCE banner. (Sy Snootles, Max Rebo, Droopy McCool, and Blue Snaggletooth bring the number to an even 100 figures.)

Read our assessment, and then be sure to add your thoughts to the comments. Let us know if you agree or disagree. If you’re a customizer, show us your custom definitive figure in the comments as well! Who knows? It might give Hasbro some ideas.

Sand People

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We still have new The Vintage Collection figures to check out! Let’s take a look at the $14.99 Scout Trooper Gaming Greats figure from Jedi Fallen Order. What a shame that this is our first Scout Trooper in TVC, and not on the appropriate Return Of The Jedi card. (more….)

Scout Trooper

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The Vintage Collection: The Ninety Six - STAR WARS Jawa

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 for every classic Kenner figure, there needs a modern counterpart. 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.

We’re right in alignment with Hasbro in our vintage Kenner database. There are 21 figures under the STAR WARS banner, 29 figures under THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK banner, 31 figures under the RETURN OF THE JEDI banner, and 15 figures under THE POWER OF THE FORCE banner. (Sy Snootles, Max Rebo, Droopy McCool, and Blue Snaggletooth bring the number to an even 100 figures.)

Read our assessment, and then be sure to add your thoughts to the comments. Let us know if you agree or disagree. If you’re a customizer, show us your custom definitive figure in the comments as well! Who knows? It might give Hasbro some ideas.

Jawa

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