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Review: Boba Fett - Galaxy Of Adventures

The Galaxy Of Adventures line might be on its way out, but there are a few fantastic waves of new figures coming, including Boba Fett. This is a must-have figure! (more….)

Boba Fett

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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 Klaatu: 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 Klaatu. For the Trilogo art, they recolored the image differently than the Kenner version. They also didn’t airbrush out the Jawa character on the Trilogo release either. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1983’s RETURN OF THE JEDI Klaatu figure HERE.

Klaatu

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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 Logray (Ewok Medicine Man). For the Trilogo art, not much differs when compared to the original Kenner version. The reference image is yellower and darker when compared to the Kenner release. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1983’s RETURN OF THE JEDI Logray (Ewok Medicine Man) figure HERE.

Logray (Ewok Medicine Man)

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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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1983 RETURN OF THE JEDI Emperor's Royal Guard: 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 Emperor’s Royal Guard. For the Trilogo art, not much differs when compared to the original Kenner version. The image of the character and frame is repositioned a little. The name of the figure changed to Emperor’s Royal Guard (Garde Royal de L’Empereur). See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1983’s RETURN OF THE JEDI Emperor’s Royal Guard figure HERE.

Emperor's Royal Guard

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1983 RETURN OF THE JEDI Gamorrean Guard: 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 Gamorrean Guard. For the Trilogo art, the colors have been darkened a bit. Other than that, 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 Gamorrean Guard figure HERE.

Gamorrean Guard

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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 Princess Leia Organa (Boushh Disguise). For the Trilogo art, the color has been darkened a bit. Also, they changed the character’s name to Boushh. Other than that, 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 Princess Leia Organa (Boushh Disguise) figure HERE.

Boushh

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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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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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5POA is never OK, but at least Hasbro did something good with the Celebrate The Saga multipacks, a parting gift for collectors as they close the tooling archives on these figures forever. The Galactic Empire set includes a new take on R2-Q5, a figure we haven’t seen Hasbro release is 19 years. And the included TIE Fighter Pilot and Snowtrooper sculpts are better than their current super-articulated counterparts. The rest of the set is “meh.” Are you buying these sets for your collection? (more….)

Galactic Empire

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

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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The Vintage Collection Wicket (VC27) re-release is an odd choice. But we’re thrilled to report it might be the best evidence of Phot Real deco in all The Vintage Collection. While imperfect, Hasbro got Wicket very close to screen-accuracy with updated deco focusing on the cowl as well as the figure’s fur and facial features. For The Vintage Collection “2.0” lineup, Wicket received a significant amount of updating. In our opinion, Wicket’s Photo Real deco is stunning. Star Wars collectors now have FIVE carded versions to track down of Wicket (VC27). We took the time to break it all down for you by producing an all-new 100-image gallery complete with both versions (2012 and 2020) featured, comparison shots, diorama shots with Kenner’s Star Wars: Ewoks figures, 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.

Wicket (VC27)

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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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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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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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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 Imperial Commander. Imperial Commander has a different color palette than the Kenner figure and the tones are darker See the full Trilogo card art and additional notes by revisiting 1981’s THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Imperial Commander figure HERE.

Imperial Commander

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1981 THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK AT-AT Driver: 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 AT-AT Driver. AT-AT Driver perhaps has the strangest alternate still image than any other Trilogo figure. For reasons unknown, Kenner airbrushed out the figure’s detail below the helmet. There is nothing but a white “blue” shaped to look like chest armor. Again, it’s one of the strangest updates made to a figure’s card art. See the full Trilogo card art and additional notes by revisiting 1981’s THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK AT-AT Driver figure HERE.

AT-AT Driver

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Regal Robot Teases Jabba The Hutt Maquette

The latest in Regal Robot’s Maquette line will be Jabba the Hutt. Full details below…

We’ve just announced the latest statue in our Maquette Collection. Much like our Tauntaun Concept Maquette Replica, this sculpture caught my eye in classic 80’s documentaries about the production of Return of the Jedi and I’ve long wanted to bring it to life as a faithful recreation that folks could add to their collection. 

It’s a limited, numbered edition based on Phil Tippett’s original concept sculpture used to bring the infamous character to life. The original has been kept at Skywalker Ranch since production and we’re so lucky to get to handle the props and artifacts of these classic films in making our creations. Our replica Jabba was painstakingly digitally recreated from extensive photographs and measurements of that statue. Cast in heavy, solid polyurethane resin and made in the USA, each will be hand-painted, making each a unique tribute to the artistry involved behind the scenes of our favorite films.

Click here for the sneak peek page. This edition will be available to order on August 24th starting at 12 pm Eastern.

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Revisit: Biker Scout - 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 Biker Scout figure in our newly updated review, complete with new text and photos and Visual Guide. This figure still looks great in 2020!

Biker Scout

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Revisit: Boba Fett - VOTC - 2004

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 2004’s VOTC Boba Fett figure in our newly updated review, complete with new text and photos and Visual Guide. This figure still looks great in 2020!

Boba Fett

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Revisit: Chewbacca - VOTC - 2004

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 2004’s VOTC Chewbacca figure in our newly updated review, complete with new text and photos and Visual Guide. This figure has been the template for all Chewbacca action figures through now!

Chewbacca

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