Tag: Kenner

Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear)

March 24, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear)

After seeing Errex’s review of the modern updated of the Hoth Rebel Trooper, I thought it would be cool to take a look back at the vintage one. The Rebel Soldier was released as one of the first 10 figures from the Empire Strikes Back. He the first generic “good guy” in the vintage Star […]

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Wampa (Vintage)

December 10, 2011 | By | 11 Replies More
Wampa (Vintage)

Long before the Special Editions, there was a toy version of the Wampa released. As part of the vintage line, the Wampa was released in a box similar to the Taun Taun. He even got his own commmerical. Appearance: Things here are a little sketchy. Back before his digital enhancement, the Wampa didn’t get much […]

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C-3PO Switcheroo

November 5, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
C-3PO Switcheroo

When most folks say they collect Star Wars, I think most people immediately think action figures. However, the back of those mini catalogs were filled with items that few folks remember or have seen. One of my favorites is something that was on the wall of my room for a long time, the C-3PO Switcheroo. Kenner produced […]

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Landspeeder (Vintage Die Cast)

October 29, 2011 | By | Reply More
Landspeeder (Vintage Die Cast)

I think it’s easy to forget that Star Wars was the first licensed toy line to really take off with action figures. Because of that, I don’t think Kenner really knew what would hit. That is why the early days included Play Doh, vans, role play items, etc. One of the more unique lines from the early Kenner […]

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Chewbacca (Star Wars Buddies)

October 8, 2011 | By | Reply More
Chewbacca (Star Wars Buddies)

Of course, they made a Chewbacca Star Wars Buddy. Who wouldn’t want their own cuddly Wookie? Chewie looks more like a Boyd Bear than anything else to me. Mostly do to the face. Which also makes him look like our wonder pup, Madison. Pretty typical teddy bear style nose and eyes are used to make […]

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C-3PO (Star Wars Buddies)

September 17, 2011 | By | Reply More
C-3PO (Star Wars Buddies)

Well you knew if I reviewed R2-D2, I’d have to review C-3PO. One of the stranger of the Star Wars Buddies, Threepio looks a bit more like a Solid Gold Dancer, than the famous protocol droid. Where R2 was mostly printed detail, C-3PO was achieved mainly with stitching. For example. the fingers are made by stitches, […]

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R2-D2 (Star Wars Buddies)

August 27, 2011 | By | Reply More
R2-D2 (Star Wars Buddies)

Who would expect a hard metallic character like R2-D2 to make such a cute plush? Yes, he’s a fan favorite, but I never thought of him as warm and cuddly. And really he’s a pretty well done. There were plenty of ways they could have cheaped out here and didn’t. The only place they did, […]

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Jawa (Star Wars Buddies)

July 30, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Jawa (Star Wars Buddies)

Frequent readers will know that I kinda like the little dessert scavengers from Star Wars. I was even a Jawa for Halloween one year. So finding the Star Wars Buddy version in my collection isn’t a big stretch. For such a plain character, there’s a ton of detail in this little guy. His body is […]

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Salacious Crumb (Star Wars Buddies)

June 11, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Salacious Crumb (Star Wars Buddies)

Last week I checked out what may be the best representation from the “Star Wars Buddies” first wave. This time I’m looking at one that is less than perfect, Salacious Crumb. Jabba’s little cackling pet has his fans, and I’m sure some folks love him,though. Let me get this out of the way. I think […]

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Wicket the Ewok (Star Wars Buddies)

June 4, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Wicket the Ewok (Star Wars Buddies)

In the late 90’s the country was swept up in a toy buying craze. Not Star Wars Action Figures, but people were nuts over Beanie Babies. Their collectors were rabid and voracious. To get in on this fad, Kenner brought Star Wars Buddies to the toy aisles. Small cute plush versions of some of the […]

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Anakin Skywalker

February 5, 2011 | By | Reply More
Anakin Skywalker

I’m not going to get to far into the issue at hand with this figure. This figure represents Anakin in Return of the Jedi before his digital replacement. No matter which side of that fence you are on, this figure came out at a time before the technology for  digital replacement was born. Appearance: Anakin […]

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Rancor Keeper (Kenner)

April 11, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Rancor Keeper (Kenner)

Ironically, Kenner’s Star Wars figures are what started my figure collection back when I was wee Nerd. However, I’ve never reviewed a vintage figure on the site. I’ve review other vintage stuff, but never a Kenner 3 3/4″ figure. To continue the Rancor Keeper theme, I decided he’d be the first. You all know him. […]

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MTV-7 Mini-Rig

September 23, 2009 | By | 5 Replies More
MTV-7 Mini-Rig

I was looking at the list of reviews on the website the other day and noticed I was really lacking in a few different areas. When I look over at my display shelves, I can see a an area for vintage figures, a number of vehicles, and a large section of WOS figures. So I […]

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A Grand Army of One (or Two)

September 15, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
A Grand Army of One (or Two)

I was re-arranging my Emperor’s Arrival display theother day and  realized I had a small army of Stormtroopers in it.  A glance to another shelf a group of six Sandtroopers had detained a landspeeder with Luke, Ben and the droids. And I’m not even going to start on the clone troopers from the newer films.  […]

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Vintage Indiana Jones

July 3, 2009 | By | Reply More
Vintage Indiana Jones

One of my favorite things to ask people is, “What’s your favorite movie?”  I’ve even asked it when interviewing folks.  I use it to understand folk’s sense of humor and acceptance of geekiness.  Now, if you’ve visited this site more than once, you’ll know I’m a huge Star Wars fan and collector.  What you probably wouldn’t guess is that “”Raiders of […]

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Vintage Cairo Swordsman

July 3, 2009 | By | Reply More
Vintage Cairo Swordsman

Today’s review continues with our recent Indiana Jones Retro Reviews.  We’ve already took a look at Indy and Belloq.The focus for this is review is the Cairo Swordsman.  Indy was chased by a number of turban clad mercenaries through a Cairo marketplace in the original film.  One particular foe stood out.  The Cairo Swordsman. He stood out for few different reasons. […]

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Vintage Marion Ravenwood

June 28, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
Vintage Marion Ravenwood

In putting together all of the recent Kenner Indiana Jones reviews, I realized something. The folks working on the line really cared about what they were doing. Compared to the Star Wars figures from the same era, the attention to detail is just that little notch bigger. I once read George Lucas said the reason he made “Raiders of the Lost […]

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Butch Cassidy

June 27, 2009 | By | 3 Replies More
Butch Cassidy

When Paul Newman recently passed away, I remembered I had a figure of him, at least I thought I did. Kenner produced a line of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid figures, which I had never realized were actually for the prequel (“Butch and Sundance: The Early Days“) with Tom Berenger in the Butch Cassidy role made famous by Newman […]

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Toht

June 26, 2009 | By | Reply More
Toht

There are a variety of baddies facing off with Indiana Jones in “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” However, most of them didn’t seem truly evil. Belloq was delusional. Dietrich was just a cog in the German army. However, the Gestapo agent named Toht was a charachter that seethed villany on the screen. For a character […]

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Large Size Han Solo

June 13, 2009 | By | Reply More
Large Size Han Solo

A long time ago for a toy store far, far away, Kenner produced a line of “Large Size” Action figures. They were produced near the standard 12″ size. This way Han Solo could date Barbie and Chewbacca could rip the arms off of Ken. Appearance: I have to say that the likenesses in Kenner’s 12″ […]

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