Tag: Return of the Jedi

Weequay Skiff Guard

January 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Weequay Skiff Guard

One of the last figures from the Star Wars Vintage Collection is one I had been waiting to get for quite some time. The vintage Kenner Weequay was one I really liked from my childhood, because it was one of those figures whose arms were made in a pose that was not just straight down.

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Darth Vader (X-Ray Head)

November 10, 2012 | By | 6 Replies More
Darth Vader (X-Ray Head)

I’m one of those folks who gave up on buying Darth Vader figures years ago. Yet, the new “X-Ray” head version was just too tempting. Appearance: This figure is like a lot of other Vader and Luke figure and tied to one particular scene from the films. Specifically, he’s from the scene when he is […]

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Nikto Skiff Guard

September 8, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Nikto Skiff Guard

Well, Hasbro’s new Nikto Skiff Guard (VC99) is a long overdue update to the original figure made by Kenner for the vintage Return of the Jedi toy line. This is important for some people, because ever since Hasbro re-launched the license back in 1995, fans have had the lingering desire to see the complete roster of characters produced by Kenner in the current line.

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Jabba The Hutt Statuette

August 18, 2012 | By | 5 Replies More
Jabba The Hutt Statuette

I know, I don’t normally review statues. But, this one of the few that I have. Well, two that I have. This is an Applause statue of Jabba and Leia done in faux bronze. I know these days most of these types of statues come painted. Honestly though, I kind of like the bronze tone. […]

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Luke Skywalker (Lightsaber Construction)

July 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Luke Skywalker (Lightsaber Construction)

Well, it took some time, but finally Hasbro produced the Luke Skywalker figure they should have put out back when they released the Jedi Knight Luke last year on the cardback with the scene from Jabba’s Palace, although this version of Luke Skywalker (VC87) is based on one of the deleted scenes included as an extra for the Blu-Ray release of the original trilogy.

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Colonel Cracken (Millennium Falcon Crew)

July 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Colonel Cracken (Millennium Falcon Crew)

With a whole half-wave devoted to characters from the deleted scenes in Return of the Jedi (included as an extra bonus in the Blu –ray release of the original film trilogy), it was inevitable that some of them would be generic background characters.

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Lando Calrissian (Sandstorm Outfit)

July 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Lando Calrissian (Sandstorm Outfit)

It’s been quite a while since we got a Lando action figure with his skiff guard disguise. Back in the 80’s that version of Lando was among my favorites because he had a removable helmet and that was pretty uncommon then.

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Leia Organa (Sandstorm Outfit)

July 7, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Leia Organa (Sandstorm Outfit)

Leia Organa (Sandstorm Outfit) was released in the second wave of figures for the Star ]Wars Vintage Collection (VC88) in 2012, but that doesn’t mean she’s a truly new product, even if the inspiration for this figure comes from the deleted scenes included as a bonus for the Blu-ray release of the Star Wars movies.

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Rebel Pilot (Mon Calamari)

June 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Rebel Pilot (Mon Calamari)

The Star Wars movies are populated with a lot of interesting looking alien species, although there is no denying that one of the more prominent from Episode VI are the Mon Calamari. In the Expanded Universe lore, these aquatic aliens are responsible for providing the Rebellion with equipment and supplies and their starships form the backbone of the Rebel Fleet.

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Logray

October 15, 2011 | By | Reply More
Logray

I must confess that I was not particularly excited to learn that there would be a new release of this character in Hasbro’s 2011 Vintage Collection. To my eye, the Kenner vintage one still holds it’s own against the more recent POTF version, and after seeing the other, updated ewoks that have ben released in the past few years, I didn’t think there would be a significant improvement.

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General Lando Calrissian

June 18, 2011 | By | Reply More
General Lando Calrissian

The one thing I’ve been noticing about poor action figure distribution is that I usually end up getting whatever figures eventually trickle down at retail, even if the character in question isn’t even on my short list. Thus, I ended up picking up the new General Lando Calrissian (VC47) figure from the Vintage Collection by Hasbro.

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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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Weequay (Skiff Master)

May 28, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Weequay (Skiff Master)

Even though this specific character never had an action figure made back in the Kenner years, Hasbro deemed the Weequay (Skiff Master) worthy of being released as part of the Star Wars Vintage Collection in 2011.

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Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit)

May 14, 2011 | By | Reply More
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit)

This Luke Skywalker (VC23) figure represents the character as seen in Return of the Jedi from the time he is captured on Endor to the point where Darth Vader brings him before the Emperor.

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Wicket

May 7, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Wicket

Back when Return of the Jedi premiered, I remember I did not hate ewoks outright. As a matter of fact, I remember it was something of a novelty for me to think about the technological disparity between the several planets and species within the Star Wars Universe.

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Rebel Commando

April 23, 2011 | By | Reply More
Rebel Commando

Another of my favorite figures from the vintage era circa 1983 was the Endor Rebel Commando. Stylistically, it was not quite the same as the other vintage Kenner Return of the Jedi figures, something about the coloring, proportions and face sculpt didn’t quite mesh with the other human figures in the line.

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Gamorrean Guard

March 26, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Gamorrean Guard

Out of all of the figures comprising wave 3 of the Star Wars Vintage Collection by Hasbro, the Gamorrean Guard was right at the top spot of my list.

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Wooof

March 12, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Wooof

You know the old phrase by Shakespeare “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”? Well, something similar can be applied here, as even though the card states that the character name is officially Wooof, he’ll always be Klaatu to me

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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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