Hasbro Technically Reveals The Book of Boba Fett Luke Skywalker from The Retro Collection

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Sometimes Dr. Zaius is right - you might not like what you find. Gamespot posted a reveal of Book Of Boba Fett's Luke Skywalker Gets Star Wars Retro Figure without acknowledging that they didn't. It is, in fact, a repack of the reissue of Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) from Kenner way back in 1983. It's a packaging variant for what I assume will be a popular figure with lots of demand, so that's good - but he doesn't have Luke's new shirt or boots. It's the same old thing.  Some pictures show a brown cloak, and some show black, so it's possible you might get a new black cloak here.

It's not even just different enough to make you mad - it's a real Kenner-style package logo/photo variation.  I should have seen it coming - it's a good economical idea for a business, less so for those of us who were hoping we might get the first post-trilogy Kenner-style Luke figure we've been wanting since the 1980s.

The review of the Return of the Jedi reissue - seemingly identical and shipping now - will be posted here on Thursday. (It's good.)

The previous seven figures of the wave were revealed at Yahoo a few weeks ago. Why they held Luke back (or rather, only showed Luke's back without confirming it was indeed the missing reveal), I can't be sure, but now you can see the wave of 8 figures has 3 repacks (2 with new accessories), 1 rerelease, and 4 new sculpts. Hasbro has yet to confirm when or if pre-orders will go live for these guys.