The Vintage Collection

Image Bank: VC59 Nom Anor

By Mike — Tuesday, April 17, 2012

If you kitbashed Star Trek and Lord of The Rings, you'd probably come close to a Nom Anor. He's muscularly stunning and quite foreboding. As the new Masters of the Universe...whoops, did I just write that?... in the New Jedi Order timeline, the Yuuzhan Vong are quite the compelling and complicated conquering race, and they obviously like to workout.

Nom Anor was a Fan's Choice candidate a few times, and Hasbro finally decided to release him favorite or not. 

Image Bank: VC56 Kithaba (Skiff Guard)

By Mike — Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Kithaba was originally mistaken as Barada in the Kenner line, but Hasbro has updated the red trousered Klatooinian Skiff Guard for The Vintage Collection and I'm happy to see him. He's not perfect, and there are a couple of flaws in the design, but overall the figure is a winner.

Image Bank: VC57 Dr. Evazan (Cantina Patron)

By Mike — Monday, April 16, 2012

He's a wanted man and has the death sentence in 12 systems, but Dr. Evazan is wanted by collectors for our own selfish reasons. We needed an upgrade badly since previous attempts by Hasbro made him more to be like Two Face's skinnier brother. Has it been worth the wait? I'll sum it up in two words: chest hair.

 

 

Image Bank: VC70 Ponda Baba (Walrus Man)

By Mike — Monday, April 16, 2012

I consider Ponda Baba one of the essentials of any Star Wars action figure collection. He's part of a key iconic scene and that Kenner action figure was such a memorable part of our Creature Cantina playset. Hasbro delivers an "ultimate" Walrus Man with awesome detail, super-articulation, and features that set him evolutions apart from any previous version.

Image Bank: VC69 Bastila Shan

By Mike — Sunday, April 15, 2012

Expanded Universe continues to be popular amongst collectors, particularly when it comes to gaming. The 2009 Fan's Choice winner shares the same game (Knights of the Old Republic) and scarcity, and for now, high premium as the 2006 winner, Darth Revan. While traditionalists would rather stick with film based characters, there is a cross market out there that are buying the game based figures up. Besides, Bastila Shan is great looking.

Image Bank: VC68 Rebel Soldier (Echo Base Battle Gear)

By Mike — Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hasbro had a few iterations in the modern line of the Hoth Rebel Trooper, but collectors wanted an updated version of the Kenner figure with the tan vest.

Print Ad: It's The Quiet Ones You Have To Watch Out For

By Mike — Wednesday, April 11, 2012

This print ad was actually out last summer featuring VC51 Barriss Offee, but she'll be back in circulation as part of 2012 Wave 5 slated for release later this month in case you missed her the first time.

Vintage Wave 4 Loose: Evazan, Kithaba

By Mike — Friday, April 6, 2012

An eBay seller from Malaysia is selling some loose samples of The Vintage Collection Wave 4 and has added a few nice shots. This assortment, which was held over from last year, includes Dr. Evazan, Nom Anor, Kithaba, and Aayla Secura.

Image Bank: VC92 Anakin Skywalker

By Mike — Friday, April 6, 2012

Deviations from the normal course can at times turn into disaster, and then there are the few instances where it results into brilliant execution. The new Clone Wars "realistic" Anakin Skywalker has to be considered the best one of this character yet. Don't believe me? Take a look at the comparison shot with VC13 Anakin Skywalker to make you marvel in its superiority.

Image Bank: VC93 Darth Vader

By Mike — Thursday, April 5, 2012

Let's get this out of the way. That cardback is infallible like a holy relic and brings geeky tears to my eyes. Having a Darth Vader on a Kenner Star Wars card brings back so many memories, it's like an old childhood friendship rekindled. The action figure, while not entirely perfect, is pretty awesome too.

Image Bank: VC94 Imperial Navy Commander

By Mike — Thursday, April 5, 2012

Imperial Navy Commander? Death Star Trooper? Why not keep it traditional planet obliterating evil with Death Squad Commander? The cardback is beautifully and nostalgically Kenner and the figure itself is certainly the best iteration of this character yet.

Image Bank: VC95 Luke Skywalker (Hoth Outfit)

By Mike — Monday, April 2, 2012

I've been waiting for this Luke Hoth to ride the awesome Target Vintage Tauntaun. In many ways, he looks great, super articulated, and a decent head likeness. It's the opening scene from The Empire Strikes Back. How can you get any more iconic than that?

Image Bank: VC96 Darth Malgus

By Mike — Monday, April 2, 2012

Darth Malgus is the bawz. He's like a Sebastian Shaw Anakin/Vader on super soldier serum. The antagonist of The Old Republic MMO is plasticized in all his Sith glory for The Vintage Collection and we've just added him to our Image Bank!

Carded Tarkin, Nikto, Marek, Vizla

By Mike — Wednesday, March 28, 2012

New carded photos of the upcoming Grand Moff Tarkin, Galen Marek, Shae Vizla, and Nikto have been posted by Sandtroopers.com! That Kenner style Tarkin Star Wars card is simply sublime!

Wave 13 Carded Images Online

By Mike — Thursday, March 15, 2012

The guys at Jedi Defender have posted some carded photos of the upcoming Wave 13 of Vintage Collection action figures including Kithaba, Nom Anor, and Clone Wars style Anakin Skywalker!