Aside from Boba Fett and Yoda, VC04 Bespin Luke is one of those ESB characters Hasbro has to eventually nail if they state that these Vintage Collection figures are the premium representations they're supposed to be. We're happy to say they nailed it. Featuring a spot on headsculpt, super articulation, and great paint detail, they should template this for future purposes like a running change "battle damage" version or Dagobah training. It's just that good. Post your comments if you agree or disagree!
Hey, what could be better than Princess Leia in some sexy dress she used to get a lizard man in the sack? Anything, that's what! (We kid.) But seriously, this figure didn't do too well in some markets and a lot of Shadows of the Empire fans already forgot she exists-- odd for a 2008 figure. Should you grab her? Read on!
While Hasbro has captured the likeness of Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, they sometimes struggle with Harrison Ford. VC03 Han Solo (Echo Base Outfit)'s headsculpt is fairly decent, but not the best. He does come with cool welding accessories and Patagonia-ish cold weather jacket along with some recycled parts, so he's definitely worth picking up. Here's hoping that the rumored "ultimate" Bespin version is the bees knee's. Thoughts on the new Han? Make sure to post your comments!
He looks alien, and he looks like he stepped out of a 1970s comic book. He's Djas Puhr, alien bounty hunter! The figure has way more detail than the original costume likely had, and has some nice hidden articulation to boot. Is he worth the nothing he currently sells for? Read on!
Clearly the best interpretation so far, VC02 Leia in Hoth Outfit is no frills, with only a removable vest and blaster to feature. Yet the power of the sculpt and paint detail speaks volumes in its subtlety. You don't need a committee to appreciate that, laser brain.
What do you think of the new Leia? Make sure to add your comments!
The much exalted Walmart exclusive Jabba's Throne set with amazingly new Jabba the Hutt is now available at Walmart.com for $34.99 each! If you haven't already, check out Adam Pawlus' detailed review.
There's still no Ziro the Hutt toy, but last year we did get a low run of Ziro's Assassin Droid! This repaint of IG-86 has great articulation and arguably the best paint job. Should you get it? Of course! But read on anyway.
The magnificently executed VC18 MagnaGuard is today's Image Bank update. Featuring an all new more screen accurate sculpt with great articulation and a nice soft goods cape with a smadge of battle damage tattering, the MagnaGuard is well prepared to serve as Grievous' personal bodyguard. Also look out for the UGH foil chase hitting stores now!
And speaking of Bossk, here's the finest movie version of the bounty hunter from The Empire Strikes Back yet! He's super-articulated, and the 2007 Vintage figure now exists as a budget-friendly Saga Legends release with a display stand and a bag of extra guns. Does he hold up after oh so many years? Read on!
The Toys R Us exclusive Rise of Boba Fett Ultimate Battle Pack is now online at TRU.com for $109.99 and FREE Shipping! The set includes the new and improved Slave 1, Mace Windu's Jedi Starfighter, and 5 action figures. Click here to order yours!
VC17 General Grievous is a must collect to turn loose and wreak havoc on your Jedi and Republic forces. Besides being a superior and definite interpretation in plastic of the Separatist general, Hasbro added sartorial points in the form of inner cape pockets for wallet, Blackberry, Mets tickets, and a couple of lightsabers. And he's correctly scaled to boot!
We look fondly back on many Star Wars figures, but this Hoth Rebel Trooper isn't one of them. The 2007 exclusive repaint was based on a figure which, when released in 2004, also stank. So yeah... you don't need ot buy this one. But read on anyway!
Designated as a "Greatest Hit", Hasbro feels that VC Obi-Wan Kenobi is a figure worth repeating. It speaks to the strength of a 5 year old sculpt that the only update needed is a soft goods over a sculpted cloak. The vintage inspired card certainly adds to the peg and collection shelf appeal. Obi-Wan's out now and keep a lookout for the foil "Ultimate Galactic Hunt" card (we also feel that term is worth repeating!)
Let's cut to the chase and address the action figure netgulators. Yes, the VC19 Clone Commander Cody's antenna is corrected to silver and they also corrected the belt. We have the photos in our Image Bank to back it up. Other than that, the ROTS vintage cardback is really nice so you should go and pick one up!