Toy Fair 2020 - Hasbro Star Wars The Vintage Collection Figures and Vehicle

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 22, 2020

Star Wars: The Vintage Collection! It was not a big year for reveals. The biggest was a new edition of Boba Fett's Slave I, a long since sold-out formerly Amazon exclusive, now a shared exclusive. The 2020 edition includes a newly-tooled clear display stand and a new paint job that's better than ever, with cool engine lights on the back! It's also a lot more expensive, but not nearly as pricey as the secondary market rates for the original.

Two new figures were shown. Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker takes the 2019 SDCC edition, and puts him on a 1983 Return of the Jedi-style cardback with - it seems - the right accessories, hands, and other parts. No robed cloaks, no incorrect vests, no strange head sculpts - it's just pretty much what fans wanted for years. He'll be joined by a new EG-6 Gonk Droid that reuses some of the tooling from Target's tan exclusive model, but doesn't look like the Kenner 1979 droid yet. So yes, this is a new Power Droid... but it's seemingly neither the 1979 Kenner figure, nor is it the photo on the card. It's the Imperial Dignitary all over again. Hasbro made much hay over crossing another name off the list, but this is arguably not the update that was asked for. It's new, it's different, and I'm glad we are getting it - but there are still other droids before we can tick the update off the list. Hasbro's CommTech 1999 droid closely mimics the 1978 cardback droid, and no "modern" figure captures the blue coloring of the old action figure yet.

--Adam Pawlus


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Toy Fair 2020 - Hasbro - Star Wars