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We have our next Visual Guide Update from The Black Series, featuring the Jawa in original Kenner deco. Click below for the full guide page. Make sure to also check out our full review of this figure right here.

Jawa - The Black Series (Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary)

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Review: Jawa - TBS6 [Lucasfilm 50] - Amazon Exclusive

Hasbro just produced a small group of 6″ figures based on the deco of their vintage Kenner counterparts. We now look at the Jawa and it’s slightly disappointing. (more….)

Jawa

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Tonight we are adding the awesome original Kenner deco The Black Series Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi to the Visual Guides. Click below for the full Visual Guide page. You can also check out our full review of this figure right here.

Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi - The Black Series (Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary)

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Hasbro just produced a small group of 6″ figures based on the deco of their vintage Kenner counterparts. The Black Series 6″ collectors didn’t ask for them (they probably don’t want them). But The Vintage Collection collectors have asked for action figures like this since 1995. Hasbro said they would NEVER do this. Fibbers. That said, Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi is one of the best 6″ figures ever produced. We hope the 6″ collecting community appreciates a gift like this! (more….)

Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi

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That’s a wrap! We concluded our Research Droids Reviews on The Vintage Collection Wave 29, including the long-awaited Return Of The Jedi Boba Fett. If you missed any, be sure to catch up. The carded images are finally updated.

     

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Hasbro 2020 Star Wars Sales: We're Back, Baby!

 According to CNBC, “sales of [Hasbro’s] licensed content from entertainment studios fell 12% to $1.08 billion for the full year, [but] its sales of Star Wars grew by 70% over that period.” That’s a pretty hefty percentage for a single year. What on earth, do you suppose, could have possibly contributed to such an increase in sales? That’s rhetorical, by the way. The article without stating it directly basically says “The Mandalorian was really great for business.” Do you expect Hasbro to increase their product due to these sales? How much do you think The Black Series vs The Razorcrest campaign contributed to these numbers? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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Razorcrest Haslab: Today's the Day!

This is it, folks! We know it’s being made, we got all the unlock tiers, and it’s now the final day to back the Razorcrest! Get on over to Hasbropulse today to back one for yourself! Like the sail barge, this is Haslab exclusive, so if you don’t back it today, you’re likely to pay aftermarket prices a year from now. Don’t forget, too, if you’re one of our overseas readers you can back through Zavvi. This is going to be the biggest Haslab yet! Way to show how much we care about The Vintage Collection!

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Zavvi

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BREAKING NEWS! Hasbro Reveals ALL-NEW Boba Fett from ROTJ!

Wow! Take a look at that! It appears Hasbro has heard the cries of many OT fans for a definitive ROTJ Boba Fett. This one has been a long time coming. It look like they have taken the new 6″ TBS Boba and shrunk it down to the right size. I’ll certainly be pre-ordering this one. What about you? Click here to see more photos.

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Toy Run Tuesday #65 - Huge Mail Call!

Welcome back, Toy Runners! I’ve been seeing reports of some great finds at Target and mail deliveries of Hascon exclusives lately. I hope we’ll see what you got this last week in the comments. I got a lot of toys this last week… I mean a lot. I didn’t get a chance to take a big group shot, so there will be lots to look at in this article! Click here to check it out!

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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 TIE Fighter Pilot. Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot comes with all-new card art based on a film-ou from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. See the full Trilogo card art and additional notes by revisiting 1982’s THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot figure HERE.

Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot

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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. Before we start the final wave, let’s look at the novelty figure of 2006. George Lucas (In Stormtrooper Disguise) has charm. We updated the figure in our newly revised review, complete with new text and photos and Visual Guide.

George Lucas (In Stormtrooper Disguise)

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Revisit: Sand People - 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 Sand People figure in our newly updated review, complete with new text and photos and Visual Guide.

Sand People

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Review: Greedo - 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 Greedo figure in our newly updated review, complete with new text and photos and Visual Guide. This figure will never need to be updated!

Greedo

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Revisit: Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi - VOTC - 2004

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 Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi figure in our newly updated review, complete with new text and photos and Visual Guide.

Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi

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Revisit: Han Solo - VOTC - 2004

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 ahead with 2004’s VOTC Han Solo figure in our all-new updated review, complete with new text and photos and Visual Guide.

Han Solo

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Revisit: Princess Leia Organa - VOTC - 2004

You saw our The Pathway To The Vintage Collection Special Report yesterday. Now let’s revisit the figures that set The Vintage Collection in motion. Let’s continue with 2004’s VOTC Princess Leia Organa figure in our all-new updated review, complete with new text and photos and Visual Guide.

Princess Leia Organa

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Revisit: Luke Skywalker - VOTC - 2004

You saw our The Pathway To The Vintage Collection Special Report yesterday. Now let’s revisit the figures that set The Vintage Collection in motion. Up first is 2004’s VOTC Luke Skywalker figure in our all-new updated review, complete with new text and photos.

Luke Skywalker

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The Vintage Collection wave 26 Visual Guide updates continue tonight with Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper) (VC169). Click below to check out the full Visual Guide page for this figure. You can also check out our full review right here in our review database.

Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper) (VC169) - The Vintage Collection

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Review: Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper) - TVC - VC169

Well, color us surprised. Hasbro redid the Photo Real application on this Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper) figure. We had no idea they intended to update it with any changes at all. It’s an excellent 3.75″ super-articulated action figure. We have a definitive version of this character finally. Are you repurchasing it for your collection? (more….)

Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper)

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The latest wave from The Vintage Collection is making its way to stores. Tonight’s Visual Guide features the long-awaited Power Droid (VC167). Click below to check out the full Visual Guide. Make sure to also visit our full review by clicking here.

Power Droid (VC167) - The Vintage Collection

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Review: Power Droid - TVC - VC167

It only took 41 years! But Hasbro finally got it right! The Lars’ homestead EG-6 Power Droid is finally released and part of the wonderful The Vintage Collection. An original Kenner 20-Back, Hasbro maintained its original name and card art. It’s also the final 1979 figure to be designed/released. The bottom line is that It’s BEAUTIFUL. In retrospect, the Power Droid was so simple to produce. You have to wonder what took them so long to make it. (more….)

Power Droid

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1979 STAR WARS Power Droid: Harbert Update

In Italy, Star Wars figures were released under the Harbert company label. The name of the line for the first Star Wars figures there was called Guerre Stellari. The card back didn’t vary all that much for the ones produced by Kenner, but there are obvious differences as you inspect and compare. Featured on 20-Back, the reverse side of the card features the same toy images in colored blocks made famous by Kenner, in addition to a few other related toys, including the Millennium Falcon and the X-Wing Fighter among others.

Today we revisit Power Droid. The figure wasn’t made available in the Trilogo line, so we’re representing it on the Italian Guerre Stellari packaging for our update today instead. Note the alternate card art, exclusive to this packaging. The review’s Collector Notes are updated with this information. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1979’s STAR WARS Power Droid figure HERE.

Power Droid

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1979 STAR WARS Death Star Droid: Trilogo Update

In 1984, the new packaging design 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 Death Star Droid. The Trilogo card art doesn’t vary much from the original Kenner card image. The review’s Collector Notes are updated with this information. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1979’s STAR WARS Death Star Droid figure HERE.

Death Star Droid

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1979 STAR WARS R5-D4: Trilogo Update

In 1984, the new packaging design 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 R5-D4. In the Trilogo line, the figure was renamed Arfive-Defour (R5-D4). The Trilogo card art doesn’t vary much from the original card image. The review’s Collector Notes are updated with this information. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1979’s STAR WARS R5-D4 figure HERE.

R5-D4

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In 1984, the new packaging design 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: X-Wing Pilot. In the Trilogo line, the figure was renamed Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Fighter Pilot). The Trilogo card art doesn’t vary much from the original card image, save for more yellowing this time around. The review’s Collector Notes are updated with this information. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1979’s STAR WARS Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot figure HERE.

Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot

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