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Image Bank: VC37 Super Battle Droid

By Mike — Sunday, February 6, 2011

A repaint of 2007's 30th Anniversary Collection figure but with the holes from the flame attachment filled in, the Vintage Super Battle Droid includes some Geonosian dust deco on the feet but unfortunately lacking the ankle articulation of the recent Target exclusive 2 pack version. A Hasbro "Greatest Hit" that looks great carded Vintage style, but you can do better and cheaper elsewhere if you want to open and army build.

 

Image Bank: VC36 Senate Guard

By Mike — Sunday, February 6, 2011

The new Vintage Collection Senate Guard uses a few parts from 2005's version and even includes a nice nod to the Clone Wars television series in the form of the longer left shoulder armor. The helmet isn't actually removable, but there is a separate sculpted "head" underneath that actually acts as more of a frontal facade for the helmet. We do like the material used for the outer cloak, which has a nice drape when posing the figure in action type poses.

Star Wars Toys Pull in $510 Million in 2010

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, February 6, 2011

Have you heard all those rumors that Star Wars is floundering as a toy line?  All lies.   The Hollywood Reporter confirms that in 2010-- a non-movie, non-major release year, that our favorite space brand brought in a whopping $510,000,000.  This includes both Hasbro and LEGO products.

Image Bank: VC35 Mace Windu

By Mike — Saturday, February 5, 2011

It's like Hasbro managed to shrink Samuel L. Jackson's noggin into 3.75 inch scale because the head sculpt on this figure is just amazing from every angle. A bulky soft goods cloak is a slight draw back, but we must admit it's slightly better than the Hershey's chocolate syrup shell of the Episode I figure's sculpted cloak pictured on the cardback. The figure also comes with a lightsaber and hilt that attaches to the belt and standard ball jointed arms, knees, and waist. A great figure deserving of Vintage premium status.

 

 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,473

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, February 4, 2011

Today in why-are-they-using-leafblowers-outside (and Figure of the Day) is the Commando Droid!  This is the first, basic carded release from 2009.  He folds up real small and has exceptional articulation.  You should buy a few-- read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,472

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 3, 2011

From 2009 (not the 2010 release) it's Luke Skywalker!  This was another attempt at Death Star II Jedi Luke which, it seems, has been historically tough to do well.  (Hasbro more or less nailed it in 2010.)  So how is this one?  Read on!

Vintage Wedge Antilles Listed at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 2, 2011

After a few delays, the first (and hopefully not only) case featuring Wedge Antilles and Yoda has been posted to Entertainment Earth.  It's a Wave 3 revision, so it also sports the Gamorrean Guard, Jedi Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, and other really awesome figures from last year.  Pre-orders are open now and, as always, we'll have more information as it becomes available.  For now this is the only known case with Wedge.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,471

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 2, 2011

This figure was the first "new" body type, released in early 2010.  Clone Commander Stone has no ankles, but he does have a distinctive sculpt with no ankles. How interesting!  Should you pick this one up, given the chance?  Read on!

Image Bank: VC34 Jango Fett

By Mike — Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Take 2007's TAC Evolutions Jango Fett, retool his wrist gauntlets, swap out the JT-12 jetpack for a more colorful Z-6 pack with a removable "firing" dummy rocket, add some minor deco changes and a removable poncho, and there you have the "new" Vintage Collection Jango Fett. We're quite frankly slightly underwhelmed by Hasbro's effort, especially for a character that's worthy of a good "ultimate" upgrade. Keeping the figure carded in the awesome Kenner inspired card is probably a good option if you have the EVO version already.

Image Bank: VC33 Padmé Amidala (Peasant Disguise)

By Mike — Tuesday, February 1, 2011

If only all peasants dressed this finely. With swappable headpieces, a nicely done soft goods shawl, and detailed paint deco, the all new Padmé Amidala in Peasant Disguise makes a worthy partner to just also released Peasant Anakin. While it would be nice if someday Hasbro figured out a way to make a gowned Padmé sit, we're really not complaining. She's quite stunning.

 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,470

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hey, it's another Obi-Wan Kenobi!  From 2005 through 2008, Hasbro did a lot of mixing-and-matching to create slightly different versions of the Phantom Menace costume.  Is this one any good?  Read on!

Image Bank: VC32 Anakin Skywalker (Peasant Disguise)

By Mike — Tuesday, February 1, 2011

He's vastly improved from the original "Peasant Disguise" Anakin pictured on the cardback, with nice articulation and great paint detail, particularly on the tunic. The new Vintage AOTC era Anakin Skywalker came out much better in plastic than the pre-release Hasbro product shots, and we highly recommend upgrading your 2002 clunker for the newer, sleeker 2010 model today.

 

 

Image Bank: VC30 Zam Wesell

By Mike — Monday, January 31, 2011

Like a grape Otter Pop of perfection, the new Vintage Collection Zam Wesell impresses with a highly detailed sculpt and an evolutionary jump from the 2002 pre-posed, action featured Saga version. You've now got an almost spot on facial likeness of Leanna Walsman, removable helmet, swappable heads, and super-articulation. This one will be the definite version for awhile, folks. So make sure to pick her up!

 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,469

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, January 31, 2011

There have been a few flavors of the Geonosian Warrior, this one came with the boxed set of Delta Squad a few years ago.  He has a big gun and purple wings-- oh, and some clones you might want.  Is he worth picking up in his own right?  Read on!

Image Bank: VC29 Kit Fisto

By Mike — Monday, January 31, 2011

The Nautolan Jedi Master receives the ultra Vintage Collection treatment featuring an all new sculpt, super articulation, and a removable soft goods cloak. While Kit Fisto has had quite a few iterations in the past, this version has to be considered the best yet. The paint detail is quite nice and the poseability makes most older versions obscure. He'll also fit nicely in the new Wal-Mart exclusive Starfighter.