Let’s continue with the Retro Collection run of Visual Guides, with Darth Vader (The Dark Times) kicking off the most recently released wave from Obi-Wan Kenobi. Click below for the full Visual Guide. Make sure to also head over to our review database to catch up on our review.
We are continuing with our The Vintage Collection Visual Guide updates. Up next we’ve added Darth Vader (Dark Times (VC241). Click below for a look at the full Visual Guide. Read our full review of this figure right here.
Holy cow! If dealing with Disney Star Wars means we’ll get figures like The Vintage Collection Darth Vader (The Dark Times) action figure, then so be it because this is the BEST 3.75-INCH DARTH VADER Hasbro ever produced. That’s not an exaggeration. This action figure can do ANYTHING! By the way, it’s hilarious that they gave TVC collectors an all-new figure with interchangeable hands and just gave TBS6 collectors a repack. Didn’t they have better profit margins with TBS6? Oh well. You MUST check out this work of art! (more….)
The Star Wars “Saga” line is officially two decades old. We’re revisiting all of the figures that made up this unprecedented lineup. Today, we continue with 2002’s Star Wars “Saga” [Phase I] Count Dooku (Dark Lord) (’02 #27)) figure. Check out the new review template, the all-new Photo Gallery, the rewritten review, and the other content we updated as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the line that supported Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones.
The Star Wars “Saga” line is officially two decades old. We’re revisiting all of the figures that made up this unprecedented lineup. Today, we continue with 2002’s Star Wars “Saga” [Phase I] Darth Maul (Sith Training) (’02 #42) figure. Check out the new review template, the all-new Photo Gallery, the rewritten review, and the other content we updated as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the line that supported Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones.
Our TVC wave 30 Visual Guide updates continue with Darth Maul (Mandalore) (VC201). Click below to have a look at the full Visual Guide page. We also have a full review of this figure in our review database.
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Yes! We have SE7EN new 3.75-inch The Vintage Collection action figures to review! Let’s begin knocking them out with the all-new Darth Maul (Mandalore) figure based on the seventh and final season of The Clone Wars. It gets a perfect score from us! (more….)
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 for every classic Kenner figure, there needs a modern counterpart. 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.
We’re right in alignment with Hasbro in our vintage Kenner database. There are 21 figures under the STAR WARS banner, 29 figures under THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK banner, 31 figures under the RETURN OF THE JEDI banner, and 15 figures under THE POWER OF THE FORCE banner. (Sy Snootles, Max Rebo, Droopy McCool, and Blue Snaggletooth brings the number to an even 100 figures.)
Read our assessment, and then be sure to add your thoughts into the comments. Let us know if you agree or disagree. If you’re a customizer, show us your custom definitive figure in the comments as well! Who knows? It might give Hasbro some ideas.
Let’s get the latest wave of The Vintage Collection figures added to the Visual Guides. First up is Darth Vader (VC178), featured on the Rogue One card back. Click below for the full Visual Guide. We also have a full review of this figure right here.
Wow. Not only is the new The Vintage Collection Rogue One Darth Vader awesome, but it’s also built from many existing parts. It’s about 75% old and 25% new. We provided comparison pictures of this new figure against all existing TVC Darth Vader basic action figures so you can see how far Hasbro has come with technology and kit-bashing parts. Hey, did you notice that VC number too? And what about those molded lower robes? (more….)
We have another repacked figure from The Black Series [Phase IV] for tonight’s Visual Guide update. Click below to check out the full Visual Guide for Darth Vader (TESB01). You can also check out our full review of this figure right here.
As of this post, The Vintage Collection Darth Maul (VC86) figure ranks as the 22nd most-visited review in our RDRs database. Now, it’s time to revisit the figure and get that rank higher since Hasbro re-released the figure in 2020 with significant changes. Another wise repack in The Vintage Collection “2.0” lineup, Darth Maul now comes with Photo Real deco, a flatter matte paint job, and significantly revised packaging (both card art and figure placement). We took the time to break it all down for you by producing an all-new 120-image gallery complete with both versions (2012 and 2020) featured, comparison shots, dioramas, and a breakdown of what separates the two releases in the Collector Notes. Check out this excellently updated figure in our RDRs now! There’s more difference here than you may realize.
Let’s finish out our Visual Guides for the last of the Carbonized figures from The Black Series with Darth Vader (Carbonized). Click below to check out our full Visual Guide. You can also head to our review database for a full review of this figure.
Let’s take a look at the next wave of The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary figures. Up first is the retooled Darth Vader. Click below to check out the Visual Guide page. You can also read our full review of this figure in our review database.
Do you remember the first 6″ Darth Vader figure that looked like Droopy Dog? Well, you can throw that monstrosity away now. Hasbro created a stunning Episode and Episode VI version of Darth Vader in The Black Series [The Empire Strikes Back 40] line, and you’re going to love it. (more….)
You saw our The Pathway To The Vintage Collection Special Report published on August 6th. Now let’s revisit the figures that set The Vintage Collection in motion. Let’s continue moving ahead with 2004’s VOTC Darth Vader figure in our newly updated review, complete with new text and photos and Visual Guide.
“On top of spaghetti, all covered in cheese, I lost my poor magma ball, when somebody sneezed.” You won’t sneeze at the Mustafar Final Duel Playset. It’s as fun as lava from a volcano! 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.
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