The Vintage Collection

Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Reveal - 2020 Chirrut Imwe

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 22, 2020

3771 The first of a new wave (and it's a good one) is this new Chirrit Imwe 3 3/4-inch action figure.  He's had two releases before with different accessories, but this is a new, super-articulated sculpt due out this year.  Pre-orders go live tomorrow morning!

Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Reveal - 2020 Carbon-Freezing Chamber Playset

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 22, 2020

3766 I've been dying to tell you about this Carbon-Freezing Chamber Playset, and you'll want to buy two of it. See that little freezing pit in the middle? That's removable - so you can buy 2 playsets and connect them together to build one really big environment for all the Ugnaughts, Stormtroopers, and Bespin Guards I hope you stockpiled 10 years ago. (And Lobot! We can't forget Lobot.)  Pre-orders go live Tuesday at 11:00 AM Eastern at your favorite toy stores, or rather, the toy stores that matter.

There are no plans for other sets to connect to this, but I know I'm crossing my fingers for a Gantry and Control Room some day.

In case it weren't obvious, this is a 3 3/4-inch scale toy.  If you want a 6-inch one, keep lobbying for that.

Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Reveal - 2021 Bespin Escape Leia

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 22, 2020

3765 Coming next year, this Bespin Escape Princess Leia seems to have a new head on the 2010 Hoth body - and a few tweaks.  This is a 3 3/4-inch The Vintage Collection figure. Take a look at the pictures and pre-order her tomorrow!

Hasbro Reveals More Star Wars The Black Series and The Vintage Collection Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Hasbro sent along even more pictures of new The Black Series and The Vintage Collection items - some of which you can pre-order right now at online shops like Entertainment Earth and others which are not paid advertisers. What's new, you ask? Ewoks. Ackbars. But no Jeffs. Who here woke up this week and thought we would see a Return of the Jedi batch of figures, let alone Admiral Ackbar? Not me!

Toy Fair 2020 - Hasbro Star Wars The Vintage Collection Figures and Vehicle

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 22, 2020

Star Wars: The Vintage Collection! It was not a big year for reveals. The biggest was a new edition of Boba Fett's Slave I, a long since sold-out formerly Amazon exclusive, now a shared exclusive. The 2020 edition includes a newly-tooled clear display stand and a new paint job that's better than ever, with cool engine lights on the back! It's also a lot more expensive, but not nearly as pricey as the secondary market rates for the original.

Toy Fair 2020 - The Hasbro Star Wars Live Tweetening

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 22, 2020

If you go to a good site, they'll no doubt put together great galleries with insightful, useful commentary - but since I was unable to squeeze in most of the areas where the good collector stuff was, we don't have pictures of everything.  I'm working on galleries now of some nifty new toys and we also have a text dump of my tweets from the Hasbro Media Day presentation.

Highlights: Walmart has retro Kenner for The Empire Strikes Back, pretty much a lot of it all leaked early, The Vintage Collection showed 2 figures (one reissue, one resculpt), and while there's a lot of interesting product - in every definition of the word - long-time collectors are unlikely to be feeling that this is Their year, even if it's an diverse batch of stuff. 

Ad: Star Wars Skiff In Stock at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 5, 2019

Ad: In stock now - Star Wars The Vintage Collection Skiff Vehicle - Exclusive! Hasbro doesn't do a lot of new mold vintage ships, but you can get this one right now.

 

Star Wars The Vintage Collection Skiff Vehicle - Exclusive

In stock while supplies last.

Editorial comment - I (Adam) just opened mine and put it together - it's great.

SDCC 2019 - Hasbro Tatooine is our Star Wars Diorama

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 19, 2019

3722 Jabba's palace in 6-inch scale, complete with a Rancor, and the Barge in 3 3/4-inch scale, were on display in full force! Packed with modern and classic figures as well as what we have been informed were custom figures, there's not a lot of new product here - but the diorama itself is pretty spectacular.  Check it out!

SDCC 2019 - Hasbro Breakfast Star Wars Gallery

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 19, 2019

3712 So how was the Hasbro breakfast here in San Diego? Awesome.  But for Star Wars? There's nothing you haven't already seen. Hasbro showed off its Hyper Real Darth Vader and Black Series X-Wing Helmet along with a couple of Comic-Con exclusives.  We snapped a few photos, but you've seen these before.  New reveals were promised in this afternoon's panel, so stay tuned for more!

Kickstarter: Star Wars The Vintage Collection Archive Edition Book

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, June 7, 2019

What has Derryl DePriest been up to?  Since exiting Hasbro, he, Rich Alot, and D. Martin Myatt have started work on a new book! The hardcover Star Wars The Vintage Collection Archive Edition Book covers the 3 3/4-inch line and if the stretch goals hit, some of its black-and-silver siblings.   I was waitint a few hours to see if it would smash its goal on the first day - and it has been a very successful Kickstarter.  In addition to the book, a really cool poster is coming too.  Click here and check it out.

Toy Fair 2019 - Hasbro Star Wars The Vintage Collection

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 16, 2019

Playsets! Vehicles! Reissues! Retools!  Hasbro takes you on a rollercoaster of love for the first 30 minutes of Return of the Jedi in The Vintage Collection this year. Exclusives are coming - some presoldout out before the official announcement - so buckle up for a fascinating and frustrating year!

Lucca Comics and Games - New Star Wars Vintage Reveal

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 31, 2018

3688 Apparently Hasbro is on some European tour!  Today we got word of another The Vintage Collection figure - Poe Dameron!  ...yeah, you got one of these.  But you can get another one now!  This is the figure last sold as a Walmart exclusive (some of which ended up elsewhere far after the fact.)  Check it out.

Paris Comic Con Reveal - The Vintage Collection Chewbacca MKII

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 26, 2018

3685 Hasbro mentioned it would be bringing back old molds - and this is an old mold! 2004's TVC Chewbacca is back with a new head as 2019's The Vintage Collection Chewbacca.  It looks cool - you may have 20 of them, but with a new head and new packaging it may warrant another look.

NYCC 2018: Star Wars The Vintage Collection Continues with Luke, Imperial Drivers

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, October 7, 2018

3665 One of the most requested figures from The Last Jedi is coming to 3 3/4-inch action figures!  Luke Skywalker (Crait) is his astral-projected form, mixing in various elements to a fraudulent, younger warrior.  He's joined by the Rogue One Imperial Assault Tank Commander, so at least we've got some freshness coming in Summer of 2019.

NYCC 2018: The Vintage Collection, New Star Wars from Hasbro

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 4, 2018

3646 Hasbro revealed packaged samples of four new-to-the-series figures.  Saelt-Marae (nee Yak Face) showed up on a Return of the Jedi-style cardback along with Klaatu (Skiff Guard), Princess Leia Organa (Boushh Disguise), and a Rogue One Scarif Stormtrooper. They're nice.