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1983 RETURN OF THE JEDI Nien Nunb: Trilogo Update

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.

Today we revisit Nien Nunb. The Trilogo card art is much lighter and washed-out when compared to the Kenner version. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1983’s RETURN OF THE JEDI Nien Nunb figure HERE.

Nien Nunb

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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.

Today we revisit Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard Disguise). The Trilogo card art is much darker and has an orange wash when compared against the Kenner version. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1983’s RETURN OF THE JEDI Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard Disguise) figure HERE.

Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard Disguise)

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1983 RETURN OF THE JEDI General Madine: Trilogo Update

Today we revisit General Madine, which is the rarest Trilogo figure on the market. For the Trilogo card art, not many changes exist from the Kenner release other than a different wash. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1983’s RETURN OF THE JEDI General Madine figure HERE.

General Madine

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1983 RETURN OF THE JEDI Rebel Commando: Trilogo Update

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.

Today we revisit Rebel Commando. For the Trilogo art, they dramatically recolored the character, seemingly to match the action figure inside of the bubble. The color scheme is notably different than the Kenner version. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1983’s RETURN OF THE JEDI Rebel Commando figure HERE.

Rebel Commando

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1983 RETURN OF THE JEDI Chief Chirpa: Trilogo Update

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.

Today we revisit Chief Chirpa. For the Trilogo art, not much differs when compared to the original Kenner version. The image of the character is slightly recolored. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1983’s RETURN OF THE JEDI Chief Chirpa figure HERE.

Chief Chirpa

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Review: Rebel Alliance - Celebrate The Saga - Amazon Exclusive

We find it rather unfortunate that the best-looking Princess Leia (Hoth) figure is the Photo Real update found in the Rebel Alliance Celebrate The Saga multipack. Luke and Han also look pretty good too. Dang it, Hasbro! (more….)

Rebel Alliiance

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For tonight’s Visual Guide update we are adding the first figure from The Vintage Collection wave 27: Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) (VC175). Click below for our full Visual Guide. You can also read our full review of this figure right here.

Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) (VC175) - The Vintage Collection

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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.

Today we revisit Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit). As one of the most popular action figures of 1983, not much was done to update the card art of the figure for the Trilogo run. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1983’s RETURN OF THE JEDI Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit) figure HERE.

Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit)

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1983 RETURN OF THE JEDI Admiral Ackbar: Trilogo Update

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.

Today we revisit Admiral Ackbar. The first mail-away figure from the Return Of The Jedi line, not much changed from the 1983 ROTJ Kenner card art to the Trilogo card art. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1983’s RETURN OF THE JEDI Admiral Ackbar figure HERE.

Admiral Ackbar

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Review: Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) - TVC - VC175

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Visual Guide Update - Teebo (Ewok) (ROTJ02) - The Black Series

Our next Visual Guide update from The Black Series [Phase IV] is Teebo (Ewok) (ROTJ02). Click below to check out our full Visual Guide. You can also read our full review right here.

Teebo (Ewok) (ROTJ02) - The Black Series

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Review: Teebo (Ewok) - TBS6 [P4] - ROTJ02

Hasbro omitted a very important accessory with The Black Series [Phase IV] Teebo (Ewok) figure. Also, why did they qualify the character’s name with “Ewok”? Why is Hasbro so confused? (more….)

Teebo (Ewok)

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We have another Visual Guide update from the new The Black Series [Phase IV] line. Click below to check out Admiral Ackbar (ROTJ01). We also have a full review of this figure in our review database right here.

Admiral Ackbar (ROTJ01) - The Black Series

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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.

Today we revisit Luke Skywalker (Hoth Battle Gear). Luke Skywalker (Hoth Battle Gear) is noticeably different than its Kenner counterpart. It looks as if the film-out was bleached it’s so light. See the full Trilogo card art and additional notes by revisiting 1982’s THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Luke Skywalker (Hoth Battle Gear) figure HERE.

Luke Skywalker  (Hoth Battle Gear)

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You saw our The Pathway To The Vintage Collection Special Report published on August 6th. Now we’re finishing up revisiting the figures that set The Vintage Collection in motion. We’ve reached the final figure. Princess Leia Organa (In Combat Poncho) was good in 2007 but needs a redo in 2020. We updated the figure in our newly updated review, complete with new text and photos and Visual Guide.

Princess Leia Organa (In Combat Poncho)

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Review: Admiral Ackbar - TBS6 [P4] - ROTJ01

We should have fallen in love with Admiral Ackbar, but we didn’t. It has a near-perfect sculpt, but the articulation is wonky, and the deco is off. Hasbro brought back that awful “open mouth” feature which means no head movement again. Also, why is the head so much darker than the arms? And the waist articulation makes it difficult to pose the figure. But if you just pose the figure out of the box, you probably won’t care about the issues. (more….)

Admiral Ackbar

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Revisit: Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) - VTSC - 2007

You saw our The Pathway To The Vintage Collection Special Report published on August 6th. Now we’re finishing up revisiting the figures that set The Vintage Collection in motion. We’ve reached the final wave of figures. Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) made collectors happy in 2007, but time has not been kind. We updated the figure in our newly updated review, complete with new text and photos and Visual Guide.

Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues)

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Revisit: Han Solo (Hoth Outfit) - VTSC - 2007

You saw our The Pathway To The Vintage Collection Special Report published on August 6th. Now we’re finishing up revisiting the figures that set The Vintage Collection in motion. We’ve reached the final wave of figures. Han Solo (Hoth Outfit) was a significant update to the character in 2007. We updated the figure in our newly updated review, complete with new text and photos and Visual Guide.

Han Solo (Hoth Outfit)

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1981 THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK 2-1B: Trilogo Update

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.

Today we revisit 2-1B. Too-Onebee (2-1B) received a name change. But more noticeable is the significant orange wash the card art received for the Trilogo card back. The crop of the character is also different. See the full Trilogo card art and additional notes by revisiting 1981’s THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK 2-1B figure HERE.

Too-Onebee (2-1B)

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Tonight’s Visual Guide update is the final update for wave 3 of The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary line. You can stop by and check out the full Visual Guide listing here. Click below to check out Luke Skywalker (Dagobah), and click here to read our review of this figure.

Luke Skywalker (Dagobah) - The Black Series (The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary)

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Revisit: Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot - VTSC - 2006

You saw our The Pathway To The Vintage Collection Special Report published on August 6th. Now we’re revisiting the figures that set The Vintage Collection in motion. Let’s continue moving ahead with 2006’s VTSC Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot figure in our newly updated review, complete with new text and photos and Visual Guide. This figure is now obsolete, but it served a purpose from 2006 until 2019.

Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot

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1981 THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Rebel Commander: Trilogo Update

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.

Today we revisit Rebel Commander. Rebel Commander’s Trilogo card art features a new crop of the film-out image See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1981’s THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Rebel Commander figure HERE.

Rebel Commander

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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.

Today we revisit Leia (Hoth Outfit). Leia (Hoth Outfit)’s Trilogo card art features an alternate image used nowhere else in the classic toy line. Finding a high-resolution version of it is next to impossible as well. It’s one of the rarest film-out images in the Lucasfilm archives. They also changed the character’s name to Princess Leia Organa (Hoth Outfit). See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1981’s THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Leia (Hoth Outfit) figure HERE.

Leia (Hoth Outfit)

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Review: Luke Skywalker (Dagobah) - TBS6 [TESB40]

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