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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  Yoda.

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The Vintage Collection AT-ST Driver figure I was missing from my original pre-order from Walmart arrived today out of the blue. And, once again, came in a bubble-mailer all by itself. When I opened the package, I was quite tickled by its condition. (There is no point in getting upset anymore.) Thank goodness I didn’t open my other three that are folded in half since their condition is much better! That said, this arrival served as a metaphor for me for how I feel about collecting, where Hasbro is with the TVC toy line, and where Disney Star Wars is with its audience. Let’s all “fake” celebrate the five-decade landmark, OK?! How can an action figure arrive already in a position to man an Imperial AT-ST Walker while still inside of the packaging? But my figure did! Click the image below for 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 Bespin Security Guard [A].

Bespin Security Guard [A]

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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 Lando Calrissian.

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There’s been quite a bit of squawking about placing Genndy Tartakovsky Clone Wars figures on classic Kenner-inspired packaging. Our friends at Blue Milk put together a concept that borrows elements from Kenner’s classic Droids and Ewoks lines. Ultimately, it appears to make more sense for an animated series to get packaging that mimics past animated toy lines. What do you think? Would the packaging represented below gone over better for those who criticized the standard The Vintage Collection packaging?

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I get that the recently revealed Genndy Tartakovsky Clone Wars action figures for The Vintage Collection are getting a mixed reception from collectors. Still, for me, this is some of the most exciting news in recent memory as a Star Wars collector, and that’s with me accepting they’re imperfect. (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 Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues).

Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues)

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We have another Visual Guide update from The Vintage Collection tonight. Click below to check out Din Djarin (The Mandalorian) (VC177). This Visual Guide also features some great Action Figure Photography from JTA contributors kingdomofweird and chezpics66. Click below to check it out! You can also read our full review of this figure over in our review database.

If you have some action figure photography you want to submit for this Visual Guide, feel free to email it to me!

Din Djarin (The Mandalorian) (VC177) - The Vintage Collection

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Hasbro, it has come to our attention that you may not understand the whole point of The Ninety Six Kenner figures that most The Vintage Collection collectors are dying to see you complete for the line. (more….)

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Review: ARC Trooper Echo - TVC - VC176

We finish up looking at SE7EN new 3.75-inch The Vintage Collection action figures with ARC Trooper Echo. It’s a straight repack, but a necessary single-carded release for the line for many reasons, including its VC176 number that Hasbro overlooked! (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 three versions of IG-88 (Bounty Hunter).

IG-88 (Bounty Hunter)

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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 three versions of Bossk (Bounty Hunter).

Bossk (Bounty Hunter)

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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 Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear).

Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear)

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Review: Offworld Jawa (Arvala-7) - TVC - VC203

We are looking at SE7EN new 3.75-inch The Vintage Collection action figures! It’s a shame that Hasbro didn’t wait to release the Star Wars Jawa in The Vintage Collection. Had they waited until they designed the Offworld Jawa (Arvala-7) figure, we would have a near-definitive counterpart to the classic Kenner 1978 figure! See what this Jawa looks like underneath those robes! (more….)

Offworld Jawa (Arvala-7)

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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 Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear).

Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear)

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We are looking at SE7EN new 3.75-inch The Vintage Collection action figures! If you can forgive the shortcomings of Luke Skywalker (Endor), you’ll quickly discover that Hasbro developed an excellent action figure from existing and new parts for your collection. The new head sculpt is astounding, even if the dang helmet doesn’t come off of the head! (more….)

Luke Skywalker (Endor)

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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 FX-7 (Medical Droid).

FX-7 (Medical Droid)

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We are looking at SE7EN new 3.75-inch The Vintage Collection action figures! It only took 15 YEARS and MULTIPLE re-releases for Hasbro to update the 2006 VTSC Sand People action figure. And Hasbro’s press images of the updated release had collectors worried as it left a lot to be desired. We’re happy to report, however, that The Vintage Collection Tusken Raider is a pleasant surprise with a new portrait and new arms with enhanced articulation. And while imperfect, it takes the lead by quite a bit! We’re certain you’re going to like this one a lot! (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 Leia Organa (Bespin Gown).

Leia Organa (Bespin Gown)

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Review: Ahsoka Tano (Mandalore) - TVC - VC202

We are looking at SE7EN new 3.75-inch The Vintage Collection action figures! Next up is Ahsoka Tano (Mandalore). Exactly 100 TVC numbers separate this brand new version from the original released in 2012 unbelievably. The new release is another marvel and Hasbro should be proud. But it’s not perfect, but still close. And it gets an excellent score from us! (more….)

Ahsoka Tano (Mandalore)

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We’re wrapping up our Visual Guide updates from the first Walmart exclusive TVC Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary wave with the AT-ST Driver (VC192). Click below to have a look at the full guide page. Make sure to also check out our full review of this figure in our review database.

AT-ST Driver - The Vintage Collection - Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary

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Review: Darth Maul (Mandalore) - TVC - VC201

Yes! We have SE7EN new 3.75-inch The Vintage Collection action figures to review! Let’s begin knocking them out with the all-new Darth Maul (Mandalore) figure based on the seventh and final season of The Clone Wars. It gets a perfect score from us! (more….)

Darth Maul (Mandalore)

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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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Toy Run Tuesday #101 - Big Hasbro Haul!

Welcome friends and readers to another TRT. This week (surprisingly) Hasbro got a lot of my money! Lately it’s been going to other companies. I got a total of 14 Hasbro action figures both in the mail and in the store. Click here to check them out.

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