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Reminder That Funko Continues To Give Fans What They Want

This has been revealed earlier this week (on Yahoo Entertainment), but I’d still like to point out that once again Funko is not only the first to market, but also the first and only company to even have the figures at all: Jedi Training Luke and Leia from the The Rise of Skywalker flashback scene. Opinions about the movie may be divided, but almost anyone would agree that the third sequel was the most toyetic of the three episodes. And even though sequel based merchandise does not necessarily sell like hot cakes, I would think that OT based figures from a flashback scene might find a lot of fans, no matter the scale, of course this could be released in both lines. Who wouldn’t want a Jedi Knight Leia and Jedi Master Luke in their prime on the shelf?
Would you want these two figures at least from The Rise of Skywalker, or do you think Hasbro should forget the sequels altogether and focus on The Mandalorian and missing OT/PT figures instead, provided there are only so many release slots and the number of figures each year is rather limited?

Funko Pop Luke & Leia

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Review: X-Wing Fighter/Luke Skywalker - Mission Fleet

Toy Run Tuesday #58 - Store Finds!

Welcome, Toy Runners! It’s Tuesday again, and I have some great finds to share with you! Some new finds and some old ones follow, so click here to see what my week in Star Wars was like!

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Revisit: Luke Skywalker - VOTC - 2004

You saw our The Pathway To The Vintage Collection Special Report yesterday. Now let’s revisit the figures that set The Vintage Collection in motion. Up first is 2004’s VOTC Luke Skywalker figure in our all-new updated review, complete with new text and photos.

Luke Skywalker

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If you rewind your mind 16 years, the first wave of The Original Trilogy Collection “vintage-styled” action figures began showing up and brick and mortar right around this time. It blows my mind that sixteen years later, we STILL don’t have any of the first four figures from the line launch updated in The Vintage Collection yet. Hopefully, with Hasbro’s new directive of completing the “Kenner 96,” these four figures including Luke Skywalker Princess Leia Organa, Han Solo, and Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi should be the focus of Hasbro’s concentration. Could you imagine if they revealed all four of these on a Fan First Friday? The 3.75″ super-articulated collecting community might go a full year without complaining. Hasbro, these are LONG overdue. Please get them updated!

      

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Isn’t the HyperReal line supposed to give collectors realistic interpretations of on-screen characters? Then why does Luke Skywalker look more like a 5″ Galaxy of Adventures figure instead? Thank the Maker we won’t be seeing any more of these. See why this figure is a disappointment. (more….)

Luke Skywalker

Thank you for reading Research Droids Reviews: Season 12!

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Mark Hamill shows his sentimentality on Twitter as revealed by his May 9th tweet. The actor admits that knowing he’s played Luke Skywalker for the last time is a bittersweet thing. Cinema Blend has the full story.

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1978 STAR WARS Luke Skywalker Redux: Trilogo Update

In 1984, a new packaging design of Star Wars packaging 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 collectors to describe this line of figures.

Today we revisit Luke Skywalker. Luke Skywalker’s Trilogo card art features an alternate “gunner station” image used for the running change American Return Of The Jedi figure. The review’s Collector Notes are updated with this information. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1978’s STAR WARS Luke Skywalker figure HERE.

Luke Skywalker

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We’re rapidly approaching the final month of RDRs! But before starting off May, let’s end April with some of the BEST EXCLUSIVES Hasbro has ever produced. We’re continuing with 2001’s Power Of The Jedi Speeder Bike (With Luke Skywalker) Action Collection TARGET exclusive. It’s incredible and has the best Luke Skywalker figure packed in with it! The Speeder Bike is HUGE and entirely delightful too! 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.

Speeder Bike (With Luke Skywalker)

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The UK/International exclusive Luke Skywalker 12 Inch Figure is one of the rarest Kenner/Hasbro produced. And most American collectors never had an opportunity to acquire one. See this rarity 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.

Luke Skywalker

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Review: Slide Viewer - POTF2 [FF/TKC] - Miscellaneous

Kenner/Hasbro produced the Slide Viewer as a mail-away exclusive to interact with the pack-in premiums of the 1998 line. It also came with two exclusive slides. See it 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.

Slide Viewer

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JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration continues! Let’s look at Luke Skywalker (In Stormtrooper Disguise) from the “Freeze Frame” line. This figure isn’t the worst choice for a repack. It’s the focus of 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.

Luke Skywalker (In Stormtrooper Disguise)

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Review: Luke Skywalker - VOTC - Large Size Action Figure

It’s time to check out four Large Size Action Figures from The “Vintage” Original Trilogy Collection. Let’s begin with Luke Skywalker, and don’t miss out on the vintage Kenner packaging! It’s the focus of 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.

Luke Skywalker

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They’re GOLD! Let’s continue to check out a series of sets intended to celebrate the Skywalker Saga. Let’s move forward with the Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi (1983) (Luke Skywalker/Chewbacca) two-pack. It’s the focused of 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.

Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi (1983) (Luke Skywalker/Chewbacca)

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Here’s the review! It’s a crying shame where The Vintage Collection is at today. The Special Action Figure Set (Cave Of Evil) isn’t the worst thing Hasbro’s done, but it’s like the manifestation of salt in the wound. See the sixteen-image reenactment of Luke’s Jedi training on Dagobah using the vintage Kenner Dagobah playset in our Photo Gallery! Find out 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.

Special Action Figure Set (Cave Of Evil)

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Here we go again. We have a “sneak peek” of the TARGET exclusive The Vintage Collection Special Action Figure Set (Cave Of Evil) three-pack. I wish I could say that this set makes me happy. It does not. (more….)

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Hasbro, we have to chat. Thank you for providing us definitive updates of the Luke Skywalker (Yavin) and Princess Leia Organa (Yavin) figures. You did a fantastic job on them, and the enhancements you made to the figures are appreciated. But did you realize you produced these characters as they appeared at the very end of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope? You forgot to update these characters in their outfits at the BEGINNING of the film. We made it easy for you. We provided images of the figures you neglected to update. Click through for more!

  

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Review: Luke Skywalker - POTF2 [R] - Action Collection

We’re going to begin looking at the earliest Action Collection figures, starting with Luke Skywalker. These will be shorter reviews as we’re going to try a different format for this line. Check them out 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.

Luke Skywalker

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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.

SDCC Jedi Destiny

Click for much larger version and then enlarge the photo even more for full resolution!

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Google Trends For Star Wars Characters

After the recent article about Star Wars trending on Google, I thought it might be fun to take a closer look at how various Star Wars characters are trending on Google, both old and new. The results may make some people happy, others not so much, some of the results are certainly surprising! Some spoilers: Russia loves Kylo Ren! Japan loves droids! And Jar Jar Binks is trending more on Google than Finn, Poe or Rose, even in 2019. How is any of that possible? Click through for a few comparisons between Star Wars Characters!

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Are You Interested In Some Canceled Comic Packs Figures?

One canceled item that genuinely devastated me was from Hasbro’s 2010 Legacy Collection line. The Star Wars #2 Comic Packs set which included a “white” Luke Skywalker (Snowspeeder Pilot) and kit-bashed Han Solo (Bespin Outfit) never made it out. Not even Entertainment Earth saved them in their exclusive “save the Comic Packs” case assortment. It’s safe to assume that I don’t need the Han Solo figure, but I would be lying if I told you I still didn’t dream about that Luke Skywalker figure. But how about you? Would you like to see either figure released?

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Do you need the Retro Collection NOW? eBay seller tunghori has them for $9.99 and Grand Moff Tarkin for $14.99! Get them while you can if you’re interested!

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Visual Guide Update - Luke Skywalker - Retro Collection

It’s time to take a look at the Retro Collection addition to our Visual Guides! First up is Luke Skywalker. Click below to check out our complete Visual Guide, and make sure to head on over to our review for this figure for complete details, analysis, and discussion!

Luke Skywalker - Retro Collection

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Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: Luke Skywalker - SW - 1978

Luke Skywalker • Star Wars • 1978

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Review: Luke Skywalker - RC- Basic

We’re changing gears from Episode I for about a week to focus on May The Fourth and the Retro Collection! Check out Luke Skywalker with ALL NEW IMAGES ADDED including figure and weapon comparison shots, displays with vintage Kenner playsets and vehicles, and updated galleries and Collector Notes. It’s the focus of 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.

Luke Skywalker

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