Bastila Shan

Bastila Shan

March 3, 2012 by  
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  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... 

Han Solo (Bespin Outfit)

Han Solo (Bespin Outfit)

February 4, 2012 by  
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  My very first General-Purpose Han Solo was precisely the Bespin Outfit version from Kenner‘s vintage line, and while it lacked the iconic feel of the ANH scoundrel, at least it did fit in... 

Logray

Logray

October 15, 2011 by  
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  The vintage Kenner Logray is one of the first Star Wars action figures I bought for myself, back in the 80’s. I remember it took a ride on the Metro, all by myself, to go to a mall where there... 

ARC Trooper Commander (Fordo)

ARC Trooper Commander (Fordo)

October 1, 2011 by  
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  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... 

Bom Vimdin

Bom Vimdin

September 24, 2011 by  
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  The Cantina Scene from the original Star Wars movie has always had a spot in my heart. Partly, it was because from the nine figures I got as a Christmas gift in 1979, four of them were the Kenner... 

Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues)

Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues)

August 20, 2011 by  
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  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... 

Mace Windu

Mace Windu

August 13, 2011 by  
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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... 

Barriss Offee (Jedi Padawan)

Barriss Offee (Jedi Padawan)

August 6, 2011 by  
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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... 

Senate Guard

Senate Guard

July 23, 2011 by  
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As movie characters, the blue Senate Guards never did seem to do much, other than parade and stand at attention, but that didn’t prevent the designers at Hasbro from crafting a fairly dynamic action... 

Stormtrooper

Stormtrooper

July 16, 2011 by  
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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... 

AT-RT Driver

AT-RT Driver

July 9, 2011 by  
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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... 

Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Landing)

Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Landing)

July 2, 2011 by  
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  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... 

General Lando Calrissian

General Lando Calrissian

June 18, 2011 by  
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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... 

Weequay (Skiff Master)

Weequay (Skiff Master)

May 28, 2011 by  
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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... 

Clone Trooper (Phase I Armor)

Clone Trooper (Phase I Armor)

May 22, 2011 by  
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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... 

Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit)

Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit)

May 14, 2011 by  
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There has been some debate about the correctness of this offering by Hasbro due to the card art not quite representing accurately the figure presented in the package. This Luke Skywalker (VC23) figure... 

Wicket

Wicket

May 7, 2011 by  
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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... 

Rebel Commando

Rebel Commando

April 23, 2011 by  
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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... 

Kit Fisto

Kit Fisto

April 16, 2011 by  
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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... 

Gamorrean Guard

Gamorrean Guard

March 26, 2011 by  
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  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. For starters, this Gamorrean boar is massive; There...