The Vintage Collection Queen Amidala (VC84), also part of the “worst reissue wave ever,” has also never looked better. Frankly, the figure is a work of art. (It was in 2012 too.) It received a couple of enhancements. The Photo Real on this figure is absolutely mesmerizing. We took the time to break it all down for you by producing an all-new 64-image gallery complete with both versions (2012 and 2021) featured, comparison shots, and a breakdown of what separates the two releases in the Collector Notes. Check out this exquisitely updated figure in our RDRs now! There’s more difference here than you may realize.
The worst wave of The Vintage Collection repacks of all time is now hitting your local Walmart store. JTA reader and friend Russ T. found the wave at his local Walmart in NJ. Let us know of your store finds too in the comments!
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Cancel those full-priced pre-orders! Walmart has marked down the pre-order price to The Vintage Collection’s Anakin Skywalker (Peasant Disguise), Queen Amidala, and TIE Fighter Pilot down to $11.04 each. The Battle Droid remains at normal MSRP. Save nearly $2 per figure by ordering at Walmart now! Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Mark for the alert!
Hasbro, it’s time to execute Order Darth Revan (VC150) on the latest repacks for The Vintage Collection. The Battle Droid isn’t a terrible inclusion, but two of the others included made up the Great TPM 3D Debacle of 2012. Another was part of a wave that bottlenecked distribution in early 2011 (Anakin Skywalker), and lastly, a figure that’s needed an all-new sculpt since 2008 (the TIE Fighter Pilot) is perhaps the worst of the foursome. This wave is a no-win situation. Please do better. Here are some ideas: General Grievous. Rebel Trooper (Echo Base). Shae Vizla. Clone Trooper (501st Legion- the rarest TVC figures from the original run). Kit Fisto. Jango Fett. Grand Moff Tarkin. Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Landing). ARC Trooper Commander. Starkiller. Weequay. Emperor’s Royal Guard. There are SO MANY OTHERS that should have come before these four.
Hasbro made TWO HUGE mistakes deciding on what figures to release in The Vintage Collection basic figure line. It might be two of their worst decisions in the ENTIRE run of The Vintage Collection basic figure line. (more….)
Hasbro surprised collectors in 1999 with high-quality Portrait Edition figures that still hold up extremely well today. Let’s go back more than two decades and check out the Queen Amidala (Red Senate Gown) 1999 Portrait Edition (3 of 3) figure. It’s beautiful. (more….)
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It’s our 4000th Research Droids Reviews entry today! Holy cow. Let’s check out the Naboo Royal Starship Blockade Cruiser/Playset (Electronic) vehicle from the Episode I line? Relive this wonderful vehicle again 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.
Name: Queen Amidala (Battle) • Collection: Episode I • Availability: March 2000
Name: Padmé Naberrie • Collection: Episode I • Availability: May 1999
Name: Queen Amidala (Naboo) • Collection: Episode I • Availability: May 1999
Tonight’s Visual Guide update kicks off a look at The Black Series [Phase III] wave 20, starting with Padmé Amidala (81). Click below to have a look at our full guide page, and click here to check out our full review.
We use the word “penis” in our review of The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Padmé Amidala figure. No, you haven’t accidentally logged on to the wrong site today. Learn 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.
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