Tag: Star Wars

Jar Jar Binks (Movie Heroes)

June 2, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Jar Jar Binks (Movie Heroes)

I feel bad for Jar Jar. Haters have used him so often as a symbol of what they don’t like in the prequels, he hardly ever gets any new merchandise. From my memory, it’s been a long time since we’ve seen a movie version of him in action figure form. Appearance: I was excited to […]

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Naboo Royal Guard

May 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Naboo Royal Guard

One of the figures I was most curious about from Hasbro’s Star Wars Vintage Collection in 2012 was the Naboo Royal Guard (VC83), released just in time for the release of Episode I 3D.

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Daultay Dofine

May 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
Daultay Dofine

Daultay Dofine (VC82) was the captain of the Trade Federation vessel that received Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi in the opening scenes of The Phantom Menace. Given that he had more than a few dialogue lines and is mostly remembered because Darth Sidious referred to him as “stunted slime” when he dared whine in his (holographic) presence, I find it strange that it took this long for Hasbro to produce an action figure of him. This figure is part of the Vintage Collection wave released roughly at the time of the Episode I 3D premiere, which was a pretty smart move although I think the figure turned out to be good enough to sell even in a non-movie year.

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Anakin Skywalker

May 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
Anakin Skywalker

One of the figures I was actually anticipating from the first wave of figures in the 2012 Star Wars Vintage Collection by Hasbro is this version of young Anakin Skywalker (VC80) in his padawan garb. I never got the chance to buy the figure released in 2000 that came with a hard plastic cloak, so getting an updated version to coincide with the 3d release of the film was a chance I would not miss.

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Darth Sidious

May 5, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Darth Sidious

I wasn’t really looking forward to another version of this character, since Hasbro pretty much got it perfect with the Legacy and the Evolutions offerings of a few years ago. In my mind, this figure released in 2012 to coincide with the Episode I 3D launch was going to be just another repack with only a few new accessories thrown in. Boy, was I wrong…

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Quinlan Vos

April 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Quinlan Vos

The Star Wars Expanded Universe can be so many things for different people. For some, it is a valid continuation of the exploits of their heroes outside the frame of the movies; while others think it’s just thinly veiled attempt to keep milking the same intellectual property.

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Ratts Tyerell & Pit Droid

April 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Ratts Tyerell & Pit Droid

Back when Episode I was released, a lot of praise was heaped upon the pod racing scenes in Tatooine but I wasn’t that much impressed, to be honest. The extended scenes included for the latest releases of the film in DVD and BR formats actually add to the rhythm of the whole sequence, but it kind of took about 13 years for them to tweak it.

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Queen Amidala

April 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
Queen Amidala

Well, it’s another year, and once again, Hasbro treats us to another rendition of Padmé Amidala in the 2012 Star Wars Vintage Collection, right in time to promote the 3D launch of The Phantom Menace in 3D. This time it is Padmé as Queen Amidala (VC84), dressed in the black gown she wore after her plea to the

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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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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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Cad Bane w/ TODO 360 (CW42)

January 21, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Cad Bane w/ TODO 360 (CW42)

One of the new characters introduced in the Clone Wars TV is Cad Bane, the guy that gets billed as the top bounty hunter in the galaxy after Jango Fett meets his grisly fate at Geonosis.

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The State of Star Wars & GI Joe Collecting

January 13, 2012 | By | 8 Replies More
The State of Star Wars & GI Joe Collecting

When I was listening to my weekly podcasts this week, there was GI Joe in my Star Wars and Star Wars in my GI Joe. At the end of the newest Star Wars Action News, Arnie was seeking feedback on what people saw as the good and the bad in the Star Wars collecting hobby. […]

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Rebel Fleet Trooper

January 7, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Rebel Fleet Trooper

The very first time we see rebel soldiers is during the boarding action on the Tantive IV, in Star Wars: A New Hope. Even though Kenner didn’t make an action figure based on that costume design, up until the late 90’s, Hasbro had one version released in the Saga days incorporating the then innovative angled cut-joints for elbows and knees. Luckily, Hasbro decided to re-visit this character class in their Star Wars Vintage Collection, giving us a wholly upgraded Rebel Fleet Triooper (VC52) as part of their seventh wave of figures.

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Ahsoka Tano (CW44)

December 17, 2011 | By | Reply More
Ahsoka Tano (CW44)

Despite Hasbro Mexico’s best efforts, I still buy the odd Clone Wars figure when distribution doesn’t suck. Case in point, a figure that was allegedly released at the beginning of 2011, the newer incarnation of Ahsoka Tano (CW44).

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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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Darth Nil & Delia Blue (Star Wars Comic Packs)

December 3, 2011 | By | Reply More
Darth Nil & Delia Blue (Star Wars Comic Packs)

Even though the Hasbro 2-figure Comic Packs are no longer in production, the general consensus was that these were pretty good value for the money, by including two action figures and a reprint of a comic book.

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Darth Vader and Stromtrooper (Jedi Force)

November 19, 2011 | By | Reply More
Darth Vader and Stromtrooper (Jedi Force)

I was somewhat puzzled when Hasbro announced that they were going to stop making the Galactic Heroes line in favor of the new Jedi Force figures. I was never a big Galactic Heroes collector, but since I ended getting quite a few of them over the years (mostly when there was nothing else Star Wars related to buy at local stores), I kind of expected the line to go on for quite a long time still.

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Qui-Gon Jinn & Eopie

November 12, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Qui-Gon Jinn & Eopie

With all the up coming hype for Star Wars Episode 1 in 3D, I’m hoping we see some Qui Gon love. In the mean time, I guess I’ll tide myself over with this. From last year, this Qui Gon & Eopie was a mail away to fill a gap in some collectors collections. If my […]

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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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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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