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The Book of Boba Fett The Retro Collection Wave Revealed

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Today Hasbro (and Yahoo) revealed 7 of 8 previously announced Star Wars: The Retro Collection Kenner-style action figures from The Book of Boba Fett.   Check them out in: 'Mandalorian' and 'Boba Fett' go retro for latest action figure lineup (exclusive).  The whole wave - or at least we've seen - is pretty excellent with what seems to be three existing sculpts with deco/accessory changes, four newly sculpted figures, and one missing.

Not shown was a new Luke Jedi figure - maybe they'll just repackage the old one. (It's what Kenner would have done!)  New figure reveals today include Krrsantan, Fennec Shand, Boba Fett, Cad Bane, Grogu, a Tusken Raider, and The Mandalorian.   There isn't a new vinyl cape in the bunch, but it appears Grogu just has a new accessory - the blue training backpack - and Mando may be the same as the 2022 version, but with the 2021 Moff Gideon Darksaber accessory.  You be the judge.

Mando Comparison

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,009: Stormtrooper Commander (Gaming Greats, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Stormtrooper Commander (Gaming Greats, The Vintage Collection). It's a figure we've had a couple of times before, but this one uses a newer mold and does a nicer job with the paint applications. But is it worth it at the "exclusive tax" mark-up? Read on!

Hasbro to End Retro Kenner Marvel Legends 375 Line (For Now)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, March 6, 2023

While not Star Wars, this one probably crosses over with those of you who are 40 or older, and love Kenner-style figures.  Hasbro's Steve Evans posted on Instagram that their nifty Marvel Legends Retro 375 line is "resting."  A lot of lines have years-long hiatuses - Zoids disappeared for almost 20 years (and barely reappeared), Indiana Jones took a nap for over a decade, so all is not without hope.

As there are no plans to release any more, you can probably afford to go back and buy the entire line somewhat cheaply Various lots and collections on eBay have been ranging from an average of $4-$10 per figure in some cases (this is how I got a lot of mine), so I'd recommend checking them out if you're into this sort of thing.  The packaging has a thicker cardstock and better overal art than the Star Wars line, and while the figures share a ton of parts they're still pretty excellent.

I've been posting weekly reviews of them over at 16bit.com because I thought they were neat.  This week is Wolverine!

The Instagram Post in question is embedded after the break.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,007 Cassian Andor (Andor, Coat, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Cassian Andor (Andor, Coat, The Vintage Collection). It's a pretty good figure and one of very few from the much-loved but less-viewed Disney+ series. Read on!

Ad: Get the Credit Collection Dark Trooper at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 23, 2023

Ad: Get new Hasbro Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Marvel Legends Figures from Entertainment Earth! Pre-orders are up for the hard-to-find shared exclusive Credit Collection Dark Trooper from Star Wars: The Mandalorian. Orders of $39+ ship for free with the code FREESHIP39!

 

Star Wars The Black Series Credit Collection Dark Trooper 6-Inch Action Figure - Exclusive Kaiju Collective Godzilla (1954) Black and White Edition Figure

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,006 Luke Skywalker (Imperial Light Cruiser, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 23, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Luke Skywalker (Imperial Light Cruiser, The Vintage Collection). It's a retool of the Jedi Knight from a few years ago, but paler, and with a new belt. The new soft goods cloak hangs quite nicely! But the face could be better. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,005: Admiral Ackbar (Kenner, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Admiral Ackbar (Kenner, The Black Series 6-Inch). It's a Pulse item that got shared, and it has less paint and costs more. That's democracy for you. I like this one better because the red plastic of the skin shows off the sculpted detail in a much better way, and also, I loved the 1983 original. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,004: Dark Trooper (The Rescue, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 16, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Dark Trooper (The Rescue, The Vintage Collection). While I find most variants on figures tiring, army builders are a bit of an exception and there's something endlessly amusing by thinking that someone said "Do you know what's orange and looks good on this figure?" in a Hasbro pitch meeting. He joins such luminaries as Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, General Grievous, Super Battle Droids, and unarmored Darth Vader in the "on fire" club. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,003: Luke Skywalker (Snowspeeder, Prototype Edition - Purple Head, The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Luke Skywalker (Snowspeeder, Prototype Edition - Purple Head, The Retro Collection). If you don't remember getting one in 1982, that's because it's based on a 2020 release that came with a board game.  It's pretty good - I particularly like the fact it comes with a new color of Kenner lightsaber! Well, some of them do - depending on which variant you get. I hear this delayed figure is alrady being marked down at select Targets, so happy hunting. Read on!

Ad: New Hasbro Indiana Jones Pre-Orders at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, February 13, 2023

Ad: Get new Hasbro Indiana Jones from Entertainment Earth! Pre-orders are up for action figures, props, artwork, and more. Orders of $39+ ship for free with the code FREESHIP39!

 

Indiana Jones Adventure Series 6-Inch Action Figures Wave 1 Case Indiana Jones Adventure Series Raiders of the Lost Ark Indiana Jones 6-inch Action Figure Indiana Jones Adventure Series Marion Ravenwood 6-Inch Action Figure Indiana Jones Adventure Series René Belloq (Ceremonial) 6-Inch Action Figure Indiana Jones Adventure Series Sallah 6-Inch Action Figure Indiana Jones Adventure Series Raiders of the Lost Ark Arnold Toht 6-inch Action Figure

Also these Star Wars items are in stock while supplies last.

Star Wars The Vintage Collection Cal Kestis 3 3/4-Inch Action Figure Star Wars The Vintage Collection Action Figures Wave 13 Case of 8 Star Wars The Black Series Grogu 6-Inch Scale Action Figure

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,001: Axe Woves (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Axe Woves (The Black Series). It's a good one! An existing body was used with a different head and some different color configurations to deliver unto you another Mandalorian for your armies. Read on!

Amazon Has Cheap Star Wars: The Retro Collection Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, February 6, 2023

While peeking around on Amazon I saw a bunch of The Retro Collection figures for around $5-$8 - and I'd pretty much recommend them all at under $8.  Boba Fett (Morak) is spectacular, but the super cheap $4.99 Fifth Brother Inquisitor is probably the best-engineered figure from Obi-Wan Kenobi.  It'll make you old Kenner kids happy. And yes, these are affiliate links, it is possible we may get a few pennies if you click and buy something from Amazon.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,000: Aayla Secura (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 2, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Aayla Secura (The Black Series). In the not-too-distant future, right now A.D., there as a guy named Adam not too different from you or me. And you should really just relax for Figure of the Day #3,000 - which is a milestone for what kicked off as a filler feature with diminishing returns. Thankfully, the figure is excellent and Hasbro did a great job with her. It's strange that she has pre-2020-style knees, but one of last year's finer figures is a keeper. Read on!

Hasbro Fanstream Reveals New Star Wars: The Retro Collection... And Other Stuff

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Hasbro posted its latest Star Wars Fanstream Wednesday morning. There's a lot to take in, and I have a checklist of all the new names for pipeline reveals and actual reveals (and the embedded video) after the jump. So if you want The Black Series and The Vintage Collection, read more. But the most important thing are the Kenner-style The Retro Collection figures! A new The Book of Boba Fett wave was revealed in name only, and it looks like one heck of a wave.

Target will get another "Prototype" figure, this time it's The Mandalorian (the vinyl cape one) - but what makes it interesting is "Kenner blue" accessories. That's a selling point. The new wave of new characters includes Boba Fett (Desert/Nomad), Mando (new), Grogu (new), Luke Skywalker (Jedi, "refresh"), Fennec Shand, Cad Bane, Krrsantan, and a Tusken Raider. That's eight new or newish figures, and no droids, but at least we get some aliens that might be fun.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,999: Grogu (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Well, they can't all feel like a great deal: Grogu (The Black Series). It's the accessories from the somewhat more-expensive-than-he-should-be $10 figure with a floating egg for $25. He's guaranteed to sell, the paint is fine, he's cute, but you might cringe and grit your teeth when you see him next to other $25 figures. You might cringe and grit your teeth when you see him next to $10 figures, because there's no level of "pretty good" that makes up for "this would be puny if it were a 3 3/4-inch release and it's a 6-inch release." Read on!