The Vintage Collection

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.

Image Bank: VC89 Lando Calrissian (Sandstorm Outfit)

By Mike — Friday, February 24, 2012

Hello, what have we here? When it comes to Lando figures, the Skiff Guard outfit is probably the most popular, and Hasbro decided to add a chock full of accessories, including a Skiff Guard helmet and Force Pike, to elevate the new Deleted Scene figure from good to extraordinarily good. You can multi-task Lando from Skiff to Sandstorm by swapping out his hood and poncho.

Image Bank: VC88 Princess Leia (Sandstorm Outfit)

By Mike — Friday, February 24, 2012

At first glance, the value proposition for this figure, since it could potentially hang next to a 2011 Revenge Slave Leia on a store peg, may only appear to be the new Deleted Scene specific accroutements with less bling (i.e. slave chain), But Hasbro made some nuanced paint app changes to give a slight improvement to this version of the 2009 Slave Leia as well by lightening up her top, boots, and making the lips less starkly red.

The overall presentation is good, and Hasbro was even mindful enough to allow less poof on the cape by allowing you to tie it up in the back.

Image Bank: VC87 Luke Skywalker (Lightsaber Construction)

By Mike — Thursday, February 23, 2012

When Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight/Endor Capture was released in 2010, we thought he was the epitome of Luke action figureness. The end all. The template.

Toy Fair 2012: Hasbro Image Bank Up!

By Mike — Saturday, February 11, 2012

We have posted up our Hasbro Collector Media Event photos to our Image Bank. There's a bunch of eye candy to see, including the amazing MTT, a brand new Tarkin, a Bespin Gown Leia, Weequay, and so much more! Did you ever dream of having a Jar Jar in carbonite? Well that just came true! A new SDCC exclusive that's based on the Bespin Chamber with 6 figures and a frozen Gungan!

Preview: Vintage Class II Vehicles Wave 1

By Mike — Thursday, January 26, 2012

It's all in the packaging and when it comes to the classic Kenner black and silver, Hasbro knows they have gold amongst nostalgic collectors. Presenting some boxed photos of the new The Vintage Collection Class II Vehicles featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi's Jedi Starfighter, the AT-AP, and V-19 Torrent Starfighter. These retail for $31.99 and are currently being spotted at ToysRUs.

Vintage AOTC Wave At TJ Maxx

By Mike — Wednesday, January 25, 2012

TJ Maxx stores have stock of "overstock" TVC Wave 4 Attack of the Clones for a mere $4.99 each. If you're still looking for these, you may want to hit your local Maxx to score a good deal. Happy Hunting!

It's TRU's Turn: Podracers, Vintage Vehicles Found

By Mike — Tuesday, January 24, 2012

ToysRUs is putting out merchandise early prior to the January 30th street date and their pending Feature Shop. We found their exclusive Podracer Pilots ($26.99) and Vintage Class II Attack Vehicles ($31.99) in their Scottsdale, AZ store. They've also put out The Vintage Collection TPM Wave, Movie Heroes and Clone Wars Wave 1, and Fighter Pods. Happy Hunting!

Image Bank: VC78 Battle Droid

By Mike — Monday, January 23, 2012

Comparing the new Vintage Collection Battle Droid to the first versions from 1999 is almost like comparing a Vintage Kenner Stormtrooper with a modern super-articulated version. They're just worlds of sculpt, design, and engineering apart.

Image Bank: VC77 Ratts Tyerell & Pit Droid

By Mike — Saturday, January 21, 2012

Ratts Tyerell was originally supposed to be included as a 2 pack with BD11 Clegg Holdfast but was held back to be released in 2012 as part of The Vintage Collection. The date stamp on the figure even indicates 2009. How does he hold up over 2 years later? Hasbro executed a decent design and sculpt albeit we would have liked to have seen the "screaming" face instead of a calmer, grinning Ratts. The included Pit Droid has a nice new deco and is a re-used mold from the Bonus Pit Droids packed in place of Commtech Chips that were only released in Asia for The Episode I Collection.

Entertainment Earth: Wave 2 Deleted Scenes Pre-Order Up Now

By Mike — Friday, January 20, 2012

The ROTJ Blu-Ray Deleted Scene Figures aka The Vintage Collection Wave 2 are now up for pre-order at Entertainment Earth! This wave includes the deleted "Sandstorm" scene figures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Lando Calrissian. The wave is scheduled for delivery in March.

Image Bank: VC82 Daultay Dofine

By Mike — Thursday, January 19, 2012

As far as figures in action are concerned, Neimoidians probably are up there with Imperial Dignitaries. They're just supposed to stand, sometimes speak, and scheme. The captain of the Trade Federation battleship blockading Naboo was remembered more as a "stunted slime" than anything, but Hasbro chose to put some real thought in his figure and give him a fully sculpted body and soft goods. Daultay Dofine is excellently designed with a removable headpiece and sculpted robe with a cloth material that drapes well. We're hoping Hasbro gives the same treatment when they finally (hopefully) release Sim Aloo