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Kenner

Hallmark Goes Retro with Kenner Star Wars Darth Vader Action Figure Ornament

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, April 12, 2024

Via Hallmark: Star Wars™ Darth Vader™ Vintage Figure Ornament . Yes, that does indeed look like a carded Kenner action figure, with no weathering or funky stickers, that you hang on a tree. (True story, this is how my parents gave me a few of my figures on Christmas.) It's $22.99 and measures 3 x 4.5 x 0.7 inches... so you might want to just buy a Star Wars The Retro Collection Action Figures Set of 6, which includes Vader as well as an additional five figures.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,121: Morgan Elsbeth (The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Morgan Elsbeth (The Retro Collection). I just saw her on clearance at Target over the weekend, but she's been scarce. This figure has no accessories, and is missing some key make-up detail, but is otherwise pretty excellent.  If you see her on sale, definitely pick up one.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,114: Yak Face (The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 7, 2024

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Yak Face (The Retro Collection). Depending on your age and when you got into these toys, this might be considered to be an unattainable grail - and Hasbro reissued it last year, making it available to most Americans for the first time at regular retail prices. He's a well-made replica that looks and plays great - the colors are a little tweaked, but considering buying a 6-pack of figures is probably cheaper than an unpackaged Yak Face has been for most collectors' careers, that's probably a worthwhile purchase. Or it would be, had it not already sold out. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,109: Mon Mothma (The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Mon Mothma (The Retro Collection). Why does she have a blaster? I have no idea - most figures in the 1980s would have, but Anakin didn't, so it's probably just for fun. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,105: Sabine Wren (The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Sabine Wren (The Retro Collection). We looked at the $28 Vintage figure last week, and this $12 Retro figure isn't as fancy - but it's a satisfying release with lots of accessories. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,101: Boba Fett (Dune Sea, The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Boba Fett (Dune Sea, The Retro Collection). Some online shops (like Entertainment Earth) are shipping out this wave but I haven't seen any in stores yet. If you do see them, you should get them - Boba has a good head sculpt, excellent Jawa-esque robes, and two really nice accessories to boot. I went and got my The Vintage Collection Boba Fett's Spaceship (or whatever it's called this week) when I cracked him open and had myself a pretty good time in the cargo hold, but he's too big to fit in the pilot seat. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,097: Wicket W. Warrick (The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Wicket W. Warrick (The Retro Collection). The nose paint is a little off, and the hood feels very different from the rubbery 1984 original - but it's still cute, small, and last I checked, sold out. Get this set if you can find it at retail price. Read on!

Ad: Amazon has Star Wars: The Retro Collection Sabine Wren, The Book of Boba Fett In Stock

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Ad: Amazon has Star Wars: The Retro Collection The Book of Boba Fett Fennec Shand, Cad Bane, Krrsantan, Boba Fett (Dune Sea), and others in stock for $11.99 each. That's good! Luke, the Tusken Warrior, Grogu, and The Mandalorian use old figures with new deco or accessories, while the other four are distinctive new sculpts. These are affiliate links, which means this site may get a cut of a sale if you click through and buy something.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,093: General Hera Syndulla (The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: General Hera Syndulla (The Retro Collection). If you can find one, it's a fun figure. This is a new mold that aims to make a figure close to something like they sold in the 1980s, but it has details like a little lip paint and patches on the jacket that we'd never have seen back then. It's not exactly like an old Kenner figure, but it comes close with the 5 joints, and the blaster loop holster, and the fact she can actually fit in your old vehicles. (And hopefully, the new one coming in the fall from HasLab.) Read on!

Get a Life... Day Robe for Your Old Kenner Chewbacca

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, December 24, 2023

Because I was lazy and didn't check the search box while writing my last figure review, Reader Todd wrote in to say: "I've had a custom retro life day chewie for quite awhile now! Check out the cape master: https://thecapemaster.com/collections/star-wars/products/6

I was lamenting that there should have been a Kenner-style figure, given the Holiday Special's unique vintage, and fans have once again done what the Lucas/Disney Industrial Complex have not.   The robe (no figure) is $10, and they also have some distinctive upgrades for the Tusken Raider robes and other replacement Star Wars capes.

Ad: Amazon Has Cheap Retro Return of the Jedi

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, December 23, 2023

Ad: Amazon has the Star Wars: The Retro Collection Biker Scout and Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker Kenner figures from earlier this year for a mere $6.99 each. That's less than they cost originally, when adjusted for inflation. Grab 'em while you can. (Also, support the site - if you buy something, we may get a commission from the sale.)

Buy yourself a gift. They're cheap.

Hasbro Reveals Kenner-Style The Retro Collection The Phantom Menace Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 12, 2023

...and they're OK. Hasbro gave Gizmodo the debut, and The Phantom Menace Goes All the Way Retro In These New Star Wars Toys where you can flip through a 6-pack of figures that the article says is $60, which is cheaper than the $70+ 6-packs on the market today. In a previous fan stream it was said the set would be exclusive to Target, but Gizmodo makes no mention of the retailer. Given the glut of store exclusives in closeout shops now, I could see some plans changing.
 

The set contains six figures: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn, Queen Amidala, Darth Maul, Jar Jar Binks, and a Battle Droid. Rather than her Padmé Battle Dress, Queen Amidala is in that red dress we saw in most of the marketing materials. If you're going to make a six-pack of figures from the 1999 movies, plus or minus Anakin, this is who you should pick. (I'd probably have swapped out Jar Jar for Anakin but I won't deny that Jar Jar is a more interesting looking action figure.)

So how are they? If it's really only $60, I think it will be a good set and let me tell you why.

Ad: New Star Wars Ahsoka and The Book of Boba Fett The Retro Collection at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Ad: Get Kenner-style of Star Wars The Retro Collection action figures from Ahsoka and The Book of Boba Fett! Orders of $79+ ship for free with the code FALLFREE79!

 

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,062: The Mandalorian (Prototype, The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 7, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: The Mandalorian (Prototype, The Retro Collection). It looks neat - and he came and went somewhat quickly. I'd say get him for the blasters, if they weren't pre-stressed in the package (at least in my case.) Read on!

Ahsoka Star Wars: The Retro Collection Figures Revealed

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 29, 2023

While no pre-order dates were listed, Gizmodo gave us some good news for old Kenner fans. In the article Ahsoka Goes Retro in These Vintage-Inspired Star Wars Toys, we got a slideshow of 7 unpackaged mostly-new figures which you can go see. But do you want rambling commentary? You do? Gosh I love you people. Of course I'll ramble for you!

Figures were shown without packaging. I assume this means there may be a secondary reveal or possibly even unseen accessories to follow, but at least what we saw is generally exciting thus far. Read on!