The Vintage Collection

GHR: Endor AT-AT Logistics You Need To Know

By Mike — Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The ToysRUs exclusive The Vintage Collection Endor AT-AT came in a few weeks early, and it couldn't have arrived soon enough with the current doldrum and lack of new Hasbro product we're experiencing in stores.

TVC AT-AT Landing at USA TRU

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Yakface.com has the scoop - the missing Return of the Jedi edition The Vintage Collection AT-AT is hitting Toys R Us!  The vehicle has slightly different deco with Endor mud and a unique AT-AT Driver action figure which is the only one ever made to feature black gloves.

TRU Vintage Endor AT-AT Update

By Mike — Thursday, April 11, 2013

Yakface.com reports that Hasbro has assigned a date of June 1st for the release of the ToysRUs exclusive Vintage Collection Endor AT-AT. Of course, given Hasbro's recent history with dates and releases, a caveat emptor applies.

Hasbro Toy Fair 2013: The Empire Strikes Black (Series)

By Mike — Sunday, February 10, 2013

TOP NEWS: "Always in motion, the future is," and for the past 6 months, there has been a lot of big news for the franchise. The announcement of new Star Wars films, changing play habits, and increasing production costs have prompted Hasbro to re-align their strategy for 2013 by cancelling Droid Factory, shortening the retail cycle for the Yoda Line look, and introducing two new action figure assortments with one targeted towards adult collectors and the other towards children.

Hasbro Cancels Droid Factory

By Mike — Monday, January 7, 2013

We have received an update from Hasbro announcing the cancellation of the Droid Factory assortment in 2013, pointing to pricing and value as reasons for the decision. Many of the figures announced last summer for this line will be released in the fall, with further announcements being made at Toy Fair next month. Read Hasbro's official statement after the jump, and stay tuned for more on this and our Toy Fair coverage on February 9th!

Hasbro Re-Issues Vintage Collection Fan Favorites In 2013

By Mike — Tuesday, December 11, 2012

It's so hard to say goodbye, but Hasbro follows up on their plans to re-issue Vintage Collection action figures that were popular, like Starkiller and Shae Vizla, and others from 2012 waves (like more of the Red Kithaba variant). These are scheduled to distribute in February 2013, but based on recent sightings in the wild, some may be shipping to stores now. 

Preview: Vintage ROTJ Endor AT-AT (Boxed)

By Mike — Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The 2010 AT-AT was released to much fanfare and acclaim for its larger size, cool electronic action features, and movie inspired playability that outshone the older and oft used Kenner mold. A ToysRUs exclusive Vintage Collection Empire Strikes Back packaged version was also released during the holiday season of that year, and quickly sold out at a $110 pricepoint.

FAN PETITION: Bring On The Barge!

By Mike — Thursday, October 25, 2012

AT-ST Crew And Ewok Sets Online

By Mike — Sunday, October 7, 2012

The exclusive AT-ST Crew and Ewok Scout Action Figure Sets are now available online for $14.99 each. Both are temporarily out of stock at the moment but keep checking back for restock since online is the only alternative for collectors in several geographic areas.

K-Mart Vintage AT-ST Online

By Mike — Saturday, September 1, 2012

The K-Mart exclusive Vintage Collection Scout Walker (AT-ST) is now available online for $34.99 each. Online is the best way to get this vehicle for many collectors since K-Mart lacks presence in few areas. 

What's Underneath The Vintage Collection Royal Guard

By Mike — Saturday, August 25, 2012

You wondered what's underneath that helmet since Comic-Con and here it is, Presenting some loose shots of the new Royal Guard sans helmet and cape. Enjoy!

CVI: Hasbro Panel, Booth Photos, And Resized Class II

By Mike — Friday, August 24, 2012

We've posted photos from today's Hasbro panel and booth. There are a few things to be excited about, including a TRU Vintage Slave I in 2013 and images of new Droid Factory and Clone Wars figures. Not much in terms of exclusives, but a new assortment of down-sized Class II vehicles to make them more affordable for the mommy market will surely cause debate.

Review: Vintage Collection Scout Walker (AT-ST)

By Mike — Sunday, August 12, 2012

Hasbro repaints 2009's awesome AT-ST mold, repacks it in a Vintage Collection box, and offers it up as a K-Mart exclusive. For $34.99, it's rightly priced without a figure compared to the $44 that included one with the Legacy Collection Wal-Mart exclusive. Are the superb Vintage packaging and enhanced deco enough to make you collect another Chicken Walker?

Celebration VI: Hasbro Droid Parts Swap, Internet Only

By Mike — Friday, August 10, 2012

Hasbro may not have an exclusive for Celebration VI, but they still have something planned for their booth, including another Droid Factory Parts Swap. They also officially confirm the internet only exclusivity of Vintage Wave 7:

Review: VC115 Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath)

By Mike — Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Out of all the scene specific Vader's, an "Emperor's Wrath" is probably one of the more symbolic in the saga. Perhaps this figure should have been badged as "Redemption" Vader, though it doesn't have as cool a tone. This is the third Force Lightning energized 'Wrath" Vader in the line (although "Emperor's Wrath" as a sub-moniker isn't mentioned on either card variant), the first as far back as 2000's Power of the Jedi. The Vintage Collection version includes a detachable hand, Force Lightning effects, and what's become a signature look for this scene specific figure; a transparent helmet.