Tag: Vintage Collection

Bastila Shan

March 3, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Bastila Shan

The Star Wars Expanded Universe is a rather bizarre beast. Over the years there have been numerous books, comics and videogames that explore the often-unseen events that take place in the lapses of times punctuated by the films. The sheer volume of information is simply way too cumbersome for me to bother trying to catch up, although there is one segment of the Expanded Universe I feel comfortable with, and that is video games.

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Han Solo (Bespin Outfit)

February 4, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Han Solo (Bespin Outfit)

My very first General-Purpose Han Solo was precisely the Bespin Outfit version, and while it lacked the iconic feel of the ANH scoundrel, at least it did fit in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon alongside Chewbacca, which was something the Hoth Gear Han could not do. Hasbro decided to release a Han Solo (Bespin Outfit) as part of their Star Wars Vintage Collection (VC50) and it is a pretty good figure, although not precisely a groundbreaking release.

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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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ARC Trooper Commander (Fordo)

October 1, 2011 | By | Reply More
ARC Trooper Commander (Fordo)

You may remember that not too long after the debut of the new Clone Wars line of figures, Hasbro was adamant that they’d never make figures based on characters from the show in the more realistic style of the Legacy or Saga Legends lines. And to a point, they have kept their word in that regard. However, it seems that the Clone Wars Micro-series is fair game, and that’s were the figure I’m reviewing today originated.

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Bom Vimdin

September 24, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Bom Vimdin

The Cantina Scene from the original Star Wars movie has always had a spot in my heart. In part, it was because from the nine figures I got as a Christmas gift in 1979, four of them were the Kenner cantina aliens (the rest were Boba Fett, an X-Wing Pilot, R5-D4, the Death star Droid and the Power Droid) and those were pretty much all I had to play with all the entire following year.

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Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues)

August 20, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues)

  If there is one thing that Star Wars collectors can agree on, it’s the Vintage Collection has brought us a number of “definitive” versions of classic characters. Including Bespin fatigues Luke Skywalker. I’m not sure why I hadn’t got this review finished before now. This Luke is probably one of the best figures I […]

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Mace Windu

August 13, 2011 | By | Reply More
Mace Windu

I am not a big Mace Windu fan. I never gave too much importance to his appearance in Episode I, since it was little more than a cameo, but even though he had a more active role during Episode II, I actually resented somewhat his involvement in Jango Fett’s death.

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Barriss Offee (Jedi Padawan)

August 6, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Barriss Offee (Jedi Padawan)

The last time there was a realistic-looking action figure made of Barriss Offee, was in the Saga 2003 line. Back then it was something of a trend to sculpt the figures in rather extreme action stances and that is why I only have two Episode 2 action figures from that era in my collection, none of which is this character.

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Senate Guard

July 23, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Senate Guard

As movie characters, the blue Senate Guards never did seem to do much, other than parading and standing at attention, but that didn’t prevent the designers at Hasbro from crafting a fairly dynamic action figure for the fourth wave of figures in the Star Wars Vintage Collection.

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Stormtrooper

July 16, 2011 | By | Reply More
Stormtrooper

In the time I have been collecting Star Wars figures, there have been a few times where I thought “Now, this is the most perfect thing I’ve ever seen; Surely this is the definitive version they will ever make of this character

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AT-RT Driver

July 9, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
AT-RT Driver

Back when the images for the sixth wave of figures from the Star Wars Vintage Collection were posted online, I knew that the AT-RT Driver would be on my short list of figures to get, because the improvements made on this release include a removable helmet, better articulation and a revamped paint job.

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Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Landing)

July 2, 2011 | By | Reply More
Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Landing)

If there ever was a figure from the Vintage Collection I didn’t want to buy outright, it’s this version of Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Landing). The reason, basically, was that the figure is a kitbash made from the Snowspeeder Pilot Luke Skywalker figure with newly sculpted head and forearms, and I’d rather get the ones that are completely new sculpts.

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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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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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Clone Trooper (Phase I Armor)

May 22, 2011 | By | Reply More
Clone Trooper (Phase I Armor)

Given the popularity of Clone Troopers, it is no surprise to see them included in the Vintage Collection line-up by Hasbro. Oddly enough, the Phase I Clone Trooper had not been released up until the sixth wave of figures, but the en result is worth the wait.

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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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Kit Fisto

April 16, 2011 | By | Reply More
Kit Fisto

Kit Fisto has had quite his share of action figures made since his first appearance in Attack of the Clones. Although some of those figures have been actually pretty good for their respective times, in 2011 Hasbro decided to give it go within the fourth wave of figure from the Vintage Collection.

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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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