Today’s Visual Guide update features the 2019 San Diego Comic Con exclusive The Vintage Collection Luke Skywalker Jedi Destiny Set. Click below for a complete look at the Visual Guide for this set, and catch up on the review right here.
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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.
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 Luke Skywalker (Imperial Stormtrooper Outfit). The trilogo version features a horizontally-flipped reference image of the character and a few coloring changes. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1985’s THE POWER OF THE FORCE Luke Skywalker (Imperial Stormtrooper Outfit) figure HERE.
The Vintage Collection wave 26 Visual Guide updates continue tonight with Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper) (VC169). Click below to check out the full Visual Guide page for this figure. You can also check out our full review right here in our review database.
Well, color us surprised. Hasbro redid the Photo Real application on this Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper) figure. We had no idea they intended to update it with any changes at all. It’s an excellent 3.75″ super-articulated action figure. We have a definitive version of this character finally. Are you repurchasing it for your collection? (more….)
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The Escape From The Death Star Action Figure Game came with two unique action figures, one of which is an all-new sculpt. Do you know about the details of this neat set? See more Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or 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.
Like it or not, we’re deeming all three Luke Skywalker figures in the Special Action Figure Set (Luke Skywalker Jedi Destiny) exclusive as definitive modern updates to the classic vintage Kenner figures. We updated all three status on the vintage Kenner pages, and you can click any of the images below to be taken to that respective vintage Kenner review to see the updates. If you haven’t checked out the the full review of the Special Action Figure Set (Luke Skywalker Jedi Destiny), be sure to CLICK HERE so you don’t miss out on a must-have release from Hasbro!
I have A LOT to say about the Special Action Figure Set (Luke Skywalker Jedi Destiny Set). A LOT. This is a gift from Hasbro. You’re only shooting yourself in the foot if you don’t get it. Also, an updated gallery forthcoming. Learn why there is no other option than to get one in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or 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.
Oh, my lord. You’re going to be ANGRY that Hasbro made the Special Action Figure Set (Luke Skywalker Jedi Destiny) three-pack an exclusive that will be, well, let’s say, nearly impossible to track down outside of the aftermarket. I don’t know how else to say it other than this is the most brilliant set of figures Hasbro has ever produced for collectors. It’s egregious that they’re all relegated to an exclusive three-pack and NOT on individual TVC card backs. (Hopefully, they’re all forthcoming separately in The Vintage Collection because it’s ungodly to keep them in this exclusive set and never see re-release as basic figures.) They should have initially released as basic figures in new case assortments. Start praying to your Maker now that these become more readily available singly. Some figures have some”photorealistic” deco issues (especially noticeable in the eyes), but I believe this will vary case by case.
All three Luke Skywalker figures have the most exceptional head sculpts I have ever seen on action figures for these characters. They cannot be bettered. Also, the technique utilized to recreate hair is quite astounding. The realism is uncanny. Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper Disguise) uses most of the recently released Han Solo (Stormtrooper) (VC143) figure but now comes with a new head sculpt and belt which features a nonremovable commlink and grappling hook. The detail is beautiful. Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) is the only all-new figure in the set, but it’s a phenomenal creation. His head sculpt is also remarkable. His helmet fits well, and ti’s nice to see ball-jointed wrists. But my most favorite figure is Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight). Piggybacking on the TVC Luke Skywalker (Lightsaber Construction) (VC87) figure from 2012, Hasbro tweaked the outfit with some revised wrinkles, draping, and textures and gave the figure a stunning portrait (with corrected hair part finally) and an all-new and appropriately sewn and styled cloak. Just look at the thing. It’s overwhelming how beautiful it is.
The review is coming soon, but a rough gallery is ready for you to peruse. This is one of the most significant additions, if not the 2nd or 3rd best additions, to The Vintage Collection. And collectors will be angry if Hasbro doesn’t make all three figures more readily available in the VERY near future. Check out the gallery HERE!
Nothing new was revealed at the Hasbro SDCC Star Wars breakfast event, but Hasbro did show things like the Hyperreal Vader and newly revealed Sith Trooper, they also had the SDCC exlusive “Jedi Destiny” three pack on display. Here is a high resolution photo of the three figures in the pack. Let’s hope there will be individual releases later down the road.
Tonight we are adding to our Visual Guides the recently released Target exclusive Luke Skywalker (Death Star Escape) 6-inch figure from The Black Series [Phase III]. Click below for our fully detailed guide page, and make sure to also check out our full review of this figure right here.
The Luke Skywalker (Death Star Escape) 6″ figure is gorgeous, even if it is an extremely scene-specific figure. See more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or 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.
Tonight we are updating our Visual Guides from Wave 5 of the red-carded The Power of the Force line. Click each thumbnail below to check out our updated Visual Guides for these figures. This wave gave us some interesting figures, including a Tusken Raider who couldn’t hold his gaderfii stick, and one of the most interesting versions of R5-D4 ever made. Enjoy our look back at The Power of the Force [Red] wave 5! Don’t forget to also check out our full reviews for each of these figures right here!
The Power Of The Force “2” [FlashBack/CommTech] 12 Inch Figures showed some improvement, but not all were perfect. Let’s look at Luke Skywalker [With Dianoga Tentacle] 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.
DON’T FORGET TO CLICK THE COIN! We have ONE WEEK left of vintage Kenner figures! Let’s move right along with our uninterrupted run of the final wave of vintage Kenner figures which we’re calling “The Final Countdown.” These 15 action figures make up Kenner’s THE POWER OF THE FORCE series 8 figures. The Luke Skywalker (Imperial Stormtrooper Outfit) figure is next 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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