The Vintage Collection

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!

Prototype Fett Offer Ending March 31st

By Mike — Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Just a friendly reminder that the Prototype Boba Fett Mailaway offer is coming to a close and all redemptions must be submitted and postmarked by March 31st. Get your UPC codes and redemption certificates in!

Toy Fair: Hasbro Star Wars Presentation

By Mike — Thursday, March 1, 2012

Hasbro has officially released their Toy Fair presentation to fan media and we have uploaded it to our Image Bank for your viewing pleasure.

Image Bank: VC91 Rebel Pilot (Mon Calamari)

By Mike — Sunday, February 26, 2012

We normally like our Calamari lightly breaded, sauteed in garlic butter, with spicy cherry peppers, then pan fried to a golden crisp. But this new Mon Calamari A-Wing Pilot from the ROTJ Blu-Ray Deleted Scene is the business.

Image Bank: VC90 Colonel Cracken (Millennium Falcon Crew)

By Mike — Sunday, February 26, 2012

We finally have the Cracken released, and he's a mix of old and new. The head and top torso are new while the bottom legs are from 2006's Rebel Trooper (SAGA046).  The actual figure doesn't look anything like the guy on the cardback, who actually bears a close resemblance to one of the kiosk folks at my local mall, stubble and all.