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 Power Droid.
Right now you can pre-order the TVC Power Droid! Now, if we can only get Hasbro to open up pre-orders for Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit) again!
If you still need it, the TVC Power Droid is also available on Amazon for Prime. Buy multiples. This figure has to sell out. It’s the only way we’ll continue to get the Kenner 96. Special thanks to friend Mario M. for the alert! By the way, how cool is it that this production sample has a 77 inscribed on it? Too bad it wasn’t 79!
It appears some TARGET locations have register-locked the Power Droid figure from the rest of the wave UNTIL OCTOBER 1st! Clone Commander Wolffe, Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper), and K-2SO all still ring up, but Power Droid will put you in register jail. Let us know if you experience this too. Special thanks to JTA reader Alientek for the news.
The latest wave from The Vintage Collection is making its way to stores. Tonight’s Visual Guide features the long-awaited Power Droid (VC167). Click below to check out the full Visual Guide. Make sure to also visit our full review by clicking here.
It only took 41 years! But Hasbro finally got it right! The Lars’ homestead EG-6 Power Droid is finally released and part of the wonderful The Vintage Collection. An original Kenner 20-Back, Hasbro maintained its original name and card art. It’s also the final 1979 figure to be designed/released. The bottom line is that It’s BEAUTIFUL. In retrospect, the Power Droid was so simple to produce. You have to wonder what took them so long to make it. (more….)
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In Italy, Star Wars figures were released under the Harbert company label. The name of the line for the first Star Wars figures there was called Guerre Stellari. The card back didn’t vary all that much for the ones produced by Kenner, but there are obvious differences as you inspect and compare. Featured on 20-Back, the reverse side of the card features the same toy images in colored blocks made famous by Kenner, in addition to a few other related toys, including the Millennium Falcon and the X-Wing Fighter among others.
Today we revisit Power Droid. The figure wasn’t made available in the Trilogo line, so we’re representing it on the Italian Guerre Stellari packaging for our update today instead. Note the alternate card art, exclusive to this packaging. The review’s Collector Notes are updated with this information. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1979’s STAR WARS Power Droid figure HERE.
You will be able to pre-order K-2SO and Clone Commander Wolffe at Walmart soon. The pre-order for the Power Droid is active. Click each image for each order link.
While NY Toy Fair was gut-wrenching and devastating to most, the announcement of the Lars homestead EG-6 Power Droid was such incredible news for me. I was so excited it was confirmed (it’s been hinted by my sources for over a year and a half now), that I didn’t care that Hasbro phoned it in for the rest of The Vintage Collection reveals. We’ve posted nearly half a dozen front-page articles whining and moaning how Hasbro has NEVER updated the vintage Kenner Power Droid figure in the modern line. It only took them years, but I could not be happier that the modern definitive modern update to the vintage Kenner Power Droid is finally here. (Be prepared for more whining and moaning for the few others yet to be made too in the near future.) (more….)
It’s an all-new PLAYSET in the new Droid Depot category! It feels like Disney took the medical wing of Echo Base and mixed it with the 1979 Kenner Droid Factory playset and came up with this. See how 2019’s The Droid Factory works 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.
Let’s check out a character that often isn’t represented in any collectibles line: the GNK Power Droid from the Disney Elite Series collection. See more 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.
Over 13,000 of you saw our BREAKING NEWS report where we revealed the Disney Droid Factory Sandcrawler Playset. Now we have the full review for you. Be sure to check out this beautiful release and see if it’s worthy of inclusion in your Star Wars collection. 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 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.
Thank you for making our “Droids And Creatures + Two Main Features” look at the vintage Kenner Series 2 figures (the 20/21-Backs) another success. The stories you’re all sharing in addition to the priceless photos you’re adding to the comments are some of the greatest things we have experienced here to date. Keep them coming! If you need to catch up on any reviews, please click any thumbnail below to be taken to the STAR WARS archive.
Hasbro still hasn’t given us a modern update of the vintage Kenner Power Droid, although, interestingly, they’ve given us a modern update to the character featured on this figure’s card back art. Let’s check out the vintage Kenner Power Droid figure. It’s another fantastic droid for the STAR WARS line. Relive your memories of the original Kenner Star Wars figures with other collectors 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!
May is over and we finished the 12-Back vintage Kenner collection. But June is Droids And Creatures Plus Two Main Features month at Jedi Temple Archives! You guessed it! We will be looking at the 20/21-Backs that augmented an already fantastic Series 1 collection of Kenner Star Wars figures. Come with us as we look at Cantina denizens and droid prisoners in addition to a main hero and cool villain. June is going to be a blast!
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