Commander Gree (08 03) - Hasbro - 30th Anniversary Collection (2008)
Star Wars Collectible News, Photos, and Reviews

Tag Archives: Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi

1979 STAR WARS Boba Fett Redux: 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 Boba Fett. Boba Fett’s Trilogo card art features an alternate image of the character featuring his appearance from Return Of The Jedi, specifically during the Battle of Carkoon. For one bizarre reason or another, Kenner opted to finish the lower half comprised of Boba Fett with a hand-drawn lower body mixed with airbrushing. You’ll notice the extra-long cape and how “fake” it looks. The artists at Kenner “airbrushed” the bottom half of the character because the original reference/publicity shot features Boba Fett only from the waist up. They also changed the angle of the character’s blaster rifle to not interfere with the figure’s placement. This card back design was also used for the running change American Kenner Return Of The Jedi figure. Also of note is the figure’s paint job. Although they didn’t make the costume screen-accurate to Return Of The Jedi, the jumpsuit is a significantly lighter gray/blue for this release. The review’s Collector Notes are updated with this information. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1979’s STAR WARS Boba Fett figure HERE.

Boba Fett

Posted in Research Droids Reviews News and Updates
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Tonight’s Visual Guide update features the Amazon exclusive The Black Series 6″  Emperor Palpatine and Throne. Click below to check out our Visual Guide of this set. You can also check out our full review of this set right here.

Emperor Palpatine And Throne - The Black Series [Phase III] (Amazon Exclusive)

Posted in Visual Guide Updates
Tags: , , , , , , ,

The third time is the charm! Hasbro finally perfected The Vintage Collection General Lando Calrissian (VC47) figure. It might be the best-looking figure from this newest wave of repacks. Amazingly, they trimmed down the length of the cape, and it looks SO MUCH better. There are other updates too. We took the time to break it all down for you by producing an all-new 80-image gallery complete with comparison shots, dioramas, and a breakdown of what separates the 2011 version from the 2020 new release in the Collector Notes. These figures are shipping through the “Fan Channel” as we speak, but you can see this excellent figure updated in our RDRs now! There’s more difference here than you may realize. The Photo Real technology on this figure is astounding!

General Lando Calrissian (VC47)

Posted in Research Droids Reviews News and Updates
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

1978 STAR WARS Death Squad 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 the Death Squad Commander, which was known in the Trilogo collection as Star Destroyer Commander (Commandant de L’Etoile Noire). This figure, like the Jawa, is one of the rarest figures in the Trilogo line. A common misnomer, many believe that this figure wasn’t released in the Trilogo line, but this isn’t true. The figure only came mis-carded on the AT-ST Driver packaging. Interestingly, card art was designed for Star Destroyer Commander (Commandant de L’Etoile Noire) figure but was never released. We created a mock-up utilizing the original card art created, and then also added the AT-ST Driver packaging to show how the figure arrived at retail The review’s Collector Notes are updated with this information. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1978’s STAR WARS Death Squad Commander figure HERE.

Star Destroyer Commander (Commandant de L'Etoile Noire)

Posted in Research Droids Reviews News and Updates
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

1978 STAR WARS Jawa Redux: 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 the Jawa which is one of the rarest Trilogo figures in the entire 70- figure run. The Jawa’s Trilogo card art features a heavy revisiting and reimagining of the original Kenner card art. The reference image of the Jawa is reversed. And they “airbrushed” heavy black “filling” around a cropped version of the character. These “black blotches” on the artwork were created for Kenner’s 1978 Toy Fair catalog for clear placement of the action 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 Jawa figure HERE.

Jawa

Posted in Research Droids Reviews News and Updates
Tags: , , , , , , ,

Happy 43rd Anniversary to the film that started it all: Star Wars. It debuted in 32 theaters across America 43 years ago today! We’d also like to say Happy 37th Anniversary to Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi!

Posted in Movie and TV News
Tags: ,

The Star Wars “Saga” line gave us “Troop Builder” sets. Let’s now check out the Endor Troop Builder Set which was also a Fan Club exclusive in 2002. 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.

Endor Troop Builder Set

Posted in Research Droids Reviews
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

1978 STAR WARS Chewbacca 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 Star Wars collectors to describe this line of figures.

Today we revisit Chewbacca. Chewbacca’s Trilogo card art features an alternate “portrait style” image of the character with a background of Endor. It was also 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 Chewbacca figure HERE.

Chewbacca

Posted in Research Droids Reviews News and Updates
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

In 1983, Mexico’s Lily Ledy toy company released a line of Return Of The Jedi action figures under the La Guerra De Las Galaxias: El Regreso Del Jedi line look. This range of Lily Ledy Star Wars figures is interesting for two specific reasons. Firstly, the original 1978 versions of R2-D2 and C-3PO were released in this lineup. Secondly, for each figure, Lily Ledy chose a never-before-utilized Lucasfilm reference image of the characters and these images were used nowhere else in the Star Wars toy line (for any other company including Kenner and Palitoy). Featured on 30-Back, the reverse of the card back features hand-drawn images of the line of 30 action figures in addition to a few other related toys including the Millennium Falcon and Jabba the Hutt.

Today we revisit Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2). The 1978 version Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) was packaged for this line and the packaging features an exclusive image of the character.  Its name is Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) (Ar-tu-ri-to). The reference used is an official publicity image of the character against a hallway within the Bespin set. This Lily Ledy release is the only way to obtain this unique character image on the card art. The review’s Collector Notes are updated with this information. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1978’s STAR WARS Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) figure HERE.

Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)

Posted in Research Droids Reviews News and Updates
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Today is the last day before the final month of RDRs! But before we begin May, let’s end April with another one of the BEST EXCLUSIVES Hasbro ever produced. Let’s finish it off with 2003’s Star Wars “Saga” [Phase II] Princess Leia On Speeder (Endor Forest Chase) TARGET exclusive set. It’s probably the best of them all! 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.

Princess Leia On Speeder  (Endor Forest Chase)

Posted in Research Droids Reviews
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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)

Posted in Research Droids Reviews
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

We’re rapidly approaching the final month of RDRs! But before start off May, let’s end April with three of the BEST EXCLUSIVES Hasbro has ever produced. We’re starting with 2000’s The Power Of The Force “2” [FlashBack/CommTech] Speeder Bike (With Scout Trooper) Action Collection TARGET exclusive. It’s HUGE and entirely delightful! 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 Scout Trooper)

Posted in Research Droids Reviews
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Growing Up Star Wars: A ROTJ Book Report From 1984

My parents are gearing up to head south to their new home in the coming week. And they cleared out the stuff they held onto for almost four decades. I had to share one of the gems I found in my newly delivered “care” package from Mom and Dad.

Book reports were a monthly thing in my elementary school district. I imagine it was the same for you too. Teachers discouraged us from doing book reports on films for obvious reasons. But I begged my 4th-grade teacher Ms. Rucki to allow me to do one on “Return Of The Jedi,” She relented.

Because of her grace, I decided to do everything I could to make the best book report cover and the content inside. I remember analyzing every nook and cranny of the cover of the paperback to make as faithful a recreation as possible.  In retrospect, I must say I am still proud of the grade I got! I thought this book report ended up in a dumpster somewhere. It was a huge surprise to receive it today in the mail.

If you have anything “artsy” from your childhood, feel free to post it in the comments for a nostalgic discussion of “growing up Star Wars.”

Posted in General News
Tags: ,

There aren’t too many toy interpretations of the Sebastian Shaw version of Anakin Skywalker. But here is one of them. The Anakin Skywalker (The Story Of Darth Vader) Masterpiece Edition set is gorgeous. And it contains one of Hasbro’s greatest 12 Inch Figures ever produced. See the figure, the book, and the deluxe packaging 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.

Anakin Skywalker (The Story Of Darth Vader)

Posted in Research Droids Reviews
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Today completes JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration! Let’s look at the rarest modern figure of all time, the Freeze Frame Weequay Skiff Guard figure. See our full gallery with cool skiff shots! It’s pretty good! 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.

Weequay Skiff Guard

Posted in Research Droids Reviews
Tags: , , , , , , ,

There are only TWO MORE DAYS of JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration! Let’s look at Saelt-Marae (Yak Face). It’s pretty good! 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.

Saelt-Marae (Yak Face)

Posted in Research Droids Reviews
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

We’re almost done with JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration! Let’s keep things moving along! Next up is Nien Nunb. It’s a fantastic repack, and a good figure. 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.

Nien Nunb

Posted in Research Droids Reviews
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

We’re almost done with JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration! Let’s keep things moving! Next up is Malakili (Rancor Keeper). It’s another bad repack, but it’s a good figure. 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.

Malakili (Rancor Keeper)

Posted in Research Droids Reviews
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

We’re moving quickly through JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration! Next up is Lando Calrissian (As Skiff Guard). It’s another bad repack. 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.

Lando Calrissian (As Skiff Guard)

Posted in Research Droids Reviews
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

We’re moving quickly through JTA’s The Power Of The Force "2" Silver "Jubileap" Celebration! Next up is the Han Solo (In Endor Gear). It’s another bad repack. 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.

Han Solo (In Endor Gear)

Posted in Research Droids Reviews
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

We’re moving very briskly within JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration! Next up is the Gamorrean Guard. How can you not love this figure? 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.

Gamorrean Guard

Posted in Research Droids Reviews
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Review: Silver "Jubileap" Celebration: EV-9D9 - POTF2 [FF/TKC]

Let’s continue to move forward with JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Next up is EV-9D9. It’s a solid figure but desperately needs an update. It was also a carried-forward into the Freeze Frame Action Slide line! 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.

EV-9D9

Posted in Research Droids Reviews
Tags: , , , , , , ,

Let’s continue to move forward with JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration! We’re looking at some of the better “green” repacks! Next up is the Emperor’s Royal Guard and although it looks nice, it’s a terrible action figure. It was carried-forward into the Freeze Frame Action Slide line! 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.

Emperor's Royal Guard

Posted in Research Droids Reviews
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Let’s continue to move forward with JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration! We’re looking at some of the better “green” repacks! Next up is Emperor Palpatine which is an imperfect, but decent release in the Freeze Frame Action Slide line! 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.

Emperor Palpatine

Posted in Research Droids Reviews
Tags: , , , , , , ,

Let’s continue to move forward with JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration! We’re looking at some of the better “green” repacks! Next up is AT-ST Driver which is one of the rarest figures in the Freeze Frame Action Slide line! 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.

AT-ST Driver

Posted in Research Droids Reviews
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

-Click HERE to return to the home page-

Channels

 

Follow Us

JTA Info

Affiliates

Hasbro

Gentle Giant

Sideshow Collectibles

Hot Toys

LEGO

Mattel

Disney

Disney Store

Acme Archives

Hallmark

Trading Cards

Store Reports

Research Droids Reviews

Visual Guides

Books & Novels

Convention News

Movie & TV News

Rants & Raves

Special Reports

       Facebook

       Instagram

       Pinterest

       Youtube

       RSS

Home

Contact

News Archives

Site Search

Image Use Policy

Disclosure Policy

Privacy Policy

RDR Index

Visual Guide Index

Bantha Skull

Collector's Cantina

Jedi News

Star Wars Figuren

Star Wars New Zealand

Star Wars is a Copyright and Trademark of LucasFilm LTD. This site is intended for informational purposes only, and is not in anyway associated with LFL. All Visual Guides, images, and content are the property of JediTempleArchives.com, © 2004-2019 and may not be reused without permission. Please do not direct link to any of the content on this web site.