Tag: The Vintage Collection

Luke Skywalker (Hoth Outfit)

June 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Luke Skywalker (Hoth Outfit)

Hasbro had been promising a cold-weather Luke ever since they first announced a newly sculpted Taun Taun, over a year ago, and they pretty much delivered with their latest Luke Skywalker (Hoth Outfit) figure, numbered as 95th in the Star Wars Vintage Collection and released as part of the third wave of figures from 2012.

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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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Imperial Navy Commander

June 16, 2012 | By | Reply More
Imperial Navy Commander

The Imperial Navy Commander (VC94) is one action figure I didn’t expect from Hasbro at this point, because not too long ago we had the Imperial Navy Troopers released in the 30th Anniversary and Saga Legends lines (their cards read Death Star Troopers both times). That was a reasonably fine figure, so I wasn’t expecting any drastic changes, but the figure released by Hasbro as part of the third wave of the Star Wars Vintage Collection in 2012, is a very welcome improvement.

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Darth Maul

June 9, 2012 | By | Reply More
Darth Maul

It’s been a while since I got a Darth Maul action figure, the last being the shirtless version from the Legacy Collection based on Expanded Universe material, which is fine, don’t get me wrong, but what I really wanted was a more canon update on the character. Lucky for me, with the 2012 release of Episode I in 3D format, we get the first ever Darth Maul figure made by Hasbro for the Star Wars Vintage Collection.

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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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Battle Droid

April 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Battle Droid

If there ever was a character or from The Phantom Menace nobody really wanted another figure made of, it must be the lowly Trade Federation Battle Droid. I know that the first wave of 2012 was an assortment designed to appeal to the people who would go and watch the 3D release of the movie, but it still makes little sense to have included this figure in the mix

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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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Ben Quadrinaros & Otoga-222

March 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
Ben Quadrinaros & Otoga-222

Many people may not realize this, but the creation of Jar Jar pretty much paved the way for a lot of characters with questionable designs which by virtue of having very little to do or say in the movie, were kind of accepted by the viewers with comparatively less criticism. Take, for instance, Ben Quadrinaros.

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Rebel Soldier (Echo Base Battle Gear)

March 17, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Rebel Soldier (Echo Base Battle Gear)

One thing that struck me recently, is that the costume used by the Kenner vintage Hoth Rebel Trooper was something of a combination of the two outfits actually seen in the movie The Empire Strikes Back. Of course, then we’d have to assume that the more recent cold weather Rebel Troopers made by Hasbro are truly screen-accurate

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Rebel Fleet Trooper

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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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