We typically like our variants with some point of interest or backstory to them, and while the red bandana Kithaba isn't by any stretch of the imagination a vinyl caped Jawa, the fact that Hasbro changed up to better match the actual character and vintage version is interestingly cool.
Hasbro has released additional information and copy for the Comic-Con exclusive Vintage Special Edition Carbonite Chamber Collector's Pack along with a price of $69.99 each.
Just as your wallet takes a breather from the summer convention exclusive buying frenzy, Rebelscum has unloaded a fantastic report on some upcoming ToysRUs exclusives coming to you this fall.
We can blame Canada for this cool carded variant of VC20 Yoda. The Jedi Master is packaged in a Return of the Jedi cardback with the iconic photo that was featured in the original Kenner release instead of the more correct, and dare we say not as iconic, Revenge of the Sith card that was distributed here domestically.
Hasbro did right by that ROTJ Vader card. Presenting some really hi-res images for your close scrutiny and inspection of the upcoming Vintage Collection Wave 6 featuring the "Lost Line" alternate cardbacks and some carded shots of the Shock Trooper, Sandtrooper, and Darth Vader in their regular retro black and chrome Kenner cardbacks. Enjoy!
Some larger photos of the upcoming K-Mart exclusive AT-ST Scout Walker have been posted for pre-order at Toy Palace.
Want to know what the real deal is with that hard to find Kithaba variant? Is it even real or the product of some deviant customizers? We have an update for you!
Hasbro has released a couple of nice, clear photos of the Comic-Con International 2012 Star Wars Exclusive Carbonite Chamber multi-pack featuring an exclusive Vintage Collection Jar Jar Binks in Carbonite.
Another version wasn't on my top priority list, but there's plenty to like about the new Clone Pilot, especially since he features new sculpting with re-used parts from previous figures that complement the upgrade. A few ROTS era pilots have been released for battle packs and Evolutions sets over the years with varying degrees of quality. However, this well executed design partnered with some kit bashing and the appeal of a film scene specific representation makes VC97 pretty close to if not definitive.
The deadly female Mandalorian Bounty Hunter is the second Vintage Collection action figure from The Old Republic video game. Shae Vizla includes swappable heads to display her helmeted and un-helmeted and she even comes with some flame effects like it's 2002.
Based on the Clone (or is it?) protagonist from The Force Unleashed II game, Starkiller comes with a pilot outfit and training armor for some Sith apprentice badass-ness. For better or worse, he's the 100th Vintage Collection figure (I thought it should've been a more iconic character that Kenner never originally produced, like Tarkin.) and if past is any prologue on the popularity of other Star Wars video game themed action figures and the cross-sell appeal for both collectors and gamers alike, he should be pretty hard to find on a store peg.
This is the Nikto Skiff Guard we've all been waiting for. It's based on the character the original 1984 Kenner action figure was referenced from and this Vintage Collection version has chock full of sculpt and paint detail that has surpassed all expectations, plus he's got 14 points of articulation to boot.
With Grand Moff Tarkin never being released in the Vintage Kenner line despite being a key character in the film, finally having a Vintage Collection style Star Wars card with a photo of Peter Cushing's iconic portrayal should be a day long remembered for collectors. But Hasbro made some design decisions on the action figure which are a few pegs below ideal. The head sculpt is unmistakably Cushing and one that's absolutely the best yet. But the inclusion of a soft goods skirt and a uniform that's probably too green takes away points on what's otherwise a superb figure. We'll take the mouse droid anytime of day though.
The K-Mart exclusive Vintage Collection B-Wing Fighter is now priced to move for $15 (regularly $39.99) at K-Mart.com. Click here to order yours and choose the store pick up option to save on shipping!!