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40th Anniversary Collection

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,756: Wampa (40th Anniversary, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Packaged in a nice retro foil box, the Wampa (40th Anniversary, The Black Series 6-Inch) was a PulseCon exclusive that was meant to be an SDCC exclusive.   It's nice! The Wampa drops the blood from the face of the previous release and paints the paw pads to look more like the 1980s Kenner edition.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,754: Yoda (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 24, 2020

This Yoda (The Black Series 6-Inch) is very tiny and has a bonus second head - also a Luke packaged with it.  You should probably get this 2-pack because Luke has exclusive gear in this pack, which makes the $40 price tag a bit easier to swallow.  Read on!

Not SDCC: Star Wars 40th Anniversary Wampa

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, July 20, 2020

3791 A few years ago, Hasbro sold a pretty good Wampa with a pretty good Hoth Luke for about $40.  It was a good deal.   This year, Hasbro will be selling a $30 Wampa in a closed box with a fifth panel as part of its not-SDCC Pulse drop in September.   Luke is not included, but the deco has been updated in a few places - his paws are painted, like Kenner's original toy.  (The previous 6-inch wampa's claws were painted.)  The wampa dropped the blood.  Also, the colors around the eyes are a little different.  I daresay it's better, which is good, because it's $30.

The figure is about as nicely articulated as a lot of the other 6-inch figures, and features no action mechanisms like the orignial's cord-powered arms.

Here's what Hasbro had to say:

HasCon - Star Wars 40th Anniversary Collection and The Black Series Diorama-Rama

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 8, 2017


You may have seen this from San Diego Comic-Con, but it was mobbed by people in a tight booth.  At HasCon, there was more space between things, so you don't have to worry about being crushed alive from all sides while trying to look at an action figure.  Also notable, many figures in the diorama were customized and a Luke Stormtrooper has an alternate, wet head.   I was unable to find out if it's coming out or was just a thing for the booth, but the important thing tonight is that you can see it after the jump.

Ad: Star Wars The Black Series 40th Anniversary Display Diorama with Darth Vader 6-Inch Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, April 1, 2017

GameStop Hasbro 6-Inch R5-D4 Pre-Orders Live Now

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, March 31, 2017

Reader PSW alerted us to GameStop's pre-order page for the exclusive vintage/40th Anniversary 6-inch R5-D4 figure being live now.  The action figure is currently $22.99 before shipping charges, which start at around $5.99.   It is believed this item will also be distributed to retail stores, so you can order online now or keep an eye open for it locally.  It is expected mid-April.

Hasbro Toy Fair: 3 3/4-Inch Star Wars Die-Cast Metal Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 18, 2017

3297 Metal!  You've seen these before, but the 3 3/4-inch diorama 40th Anniversary Titanium Series figures are pretty neat.  Han Solo, Princess Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and Obi-Wan Kenobi were all shown in person to the public for the first time.

Also shown, more packs of helmets.  When are they coming?  I have no idea, but we have pictures.

Hasbro Toy Fair: 40th Anniversary 6-Inch Star Wars Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 18, 2017

3265 The secret is out - and has been out - but the 40th Anniversary Collection has a big launch that's more of a big relaunch.  Fans have been clamoring for "the original 12" in every expression possible, so now it's being completed with the 6-inch action figures.  This means we're getting a mix of retools, repacks, and new figures.  If you missed R2-D2

Star Wars Goes Metal - Again

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 9, 2017

If you're very old, you may remember Hasbro's Titanium Series Forged Figures a few years ago - die-cast metal (and plastic) figures packaged in plastic domes for about $15.  The format is back, taking a cue from Unleashed and the 3 3/4-inch 2002 Saga line with swooshes and blast effects - and cool display stands.   Hasbro says:


(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Spring 2017)
This highly detailed scale of action figures allows fans to recreate epic scenes from STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE. Inspired by the 40th Anniversary of the first STAR WARS film, each iconic figure represents a notable character, including DARTH VADER, HAN SOLO, LUKE SKYWALKER, PRINCESS LEIA, and OBI-WAN KENOBI, in impeccable movie-real design. Each figure features a dynamic, double-sided backdrop and character-specific accessory, allowing fans to recreate iconic moments. Even better, collect each individual backdrop to piece together a bigger STAR WARS scene. Each figure sold separately. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Monopoly Star Wars 40th Anniversary Edition Game Revealed

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 9, 2017

Hasbro PR has sent us a number of new images today of several new goodies just ahead of Toy Fair.  Let's get started with Monopoly Star Wars 40th Anniversary Edition - obviously, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the movie, not the roughly 20-year-old crossover of the game and the licensed property.  Hasbro says:

(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/ Players: 2-6/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Spring 2017)
Celebrate four decades of STAR WARS history with MONOPOLY! Featuring graphics of iconic characters and classic movie moments from STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE, this 40th ANNIVERSARY Edition Game takes you back to when it all began. Based on classic gameplay with an intergalactic twist, players can travel around the galaxy and build bases and fleets. When every space is owned, count up the fleets & bases. The player with the most spaces on the winning side is the ultimate winner! The MONOPOLY: STAR WARS 40th Anniversary Edition Game includes 1 Game board, 6 Tokens, 28 Title cards, 16 Force cards, 16 Smuggler’s Cargo cards, 32 Fleets, 12 Bases, 2 Dice, and 1 Money Pack. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.