The Gand bounty hunter was also released in 2010 as a Celebration V exclusive Zuckuss/4-LOM Vintage 2 pack. This version was released last year as part of The Legacy Collection/Build A Droid assortment and given an all new sculpt. While the soft goods skirt had some critics, the figure was superbly sculpted and well received overall.
In the year of the bounty hunter, the Saga Legends assortment begins with three of the ESB 6 with Dengar, 4-LOM and Boba Fett being part of the new Vintage Collection. IG-88 was originally released in 2007 as part of the Saga Vintage Collection. He is refreshed for Saga Legends at a lower pricepoint but maintains the excellent sculpt and likeness of the previous release without the premium cost.
The Trandoshan bounty hunter saw his best figure yet in the 2007 Vintage Saga Collection release. So it goes without saying that his Saga Legends re-release is a welcome one amongst collectors because he's cheaper and comes with all sorts of additional weaponry (with only the grenade launcher specific to the character), a figure stand, and the Galactic Battle Game playability. Although the cool vintage card from '07 may trump all the other extras for some of you, with this figure getting cheaper for all the holiday deals, open one up and appreciate Hasbro's handy work if you haven't already.
Seen in the premiere episode of Season 2, "Holocron Heist", Cato Parasitti shares the same Clawdite heritage as one Zam Wessel and shapeshifts her way into the Jedi temple. Her well sculpted and finely painted figure includes a molded helmet with a movable visor.
From the super intense and action packed "Landing at Point Rain" episode from Season 2, Clone Trooper Draa bears distinct markings as a member of the 41st Elite Corps. While the figure is a repainted version of the basic Clone Trooper mold and comes with several weapons and accessories including a missile launcher and backpack.
MMMM…BRAINS! This Season 2 storyline about zombie Geonosian Warriors had that sci-fi horror twist to it and “jumping the shark” potential, but it somehow worked. With removable wings and body parts, the figure has nice pose and play ability, but the cool factor would have been upped a notch if Hasbro somehow could have included a brain worm accessory.
Inspired by Kurosawa, the samurai-esque Kyuzo bounty hunter Embo includes an articulated bowcaster, throwing knives, a boatload of paint detail, and plenty of bushido spirit (or is that boshuda?). The excellent “Bounty Hunters” episode in Season 2 had plenty of nods to Seven Samurai, which in turn was one of Lucas’ inspirations for Star Wars.
Fan favorite Jedi Quinlan Vos gets his Clone Wars plastic treatment just in time for his recent appearance in the excellent “Hunt for Ziro” episode. Featuring nifty painted tats, a soft goods skirt, and additional hip articulation so that you can pose him nicely on his speederboard, which we assume will be seen in a future episode, Vos will not disappoint.
The little Ewok warrior gets a superb sculpt upgrade with nice paint detail and includes an additional green cowl as you saw him wear in the Eighties animated series. The scale is also pretty close to where it should be and the superior work done by Hasbro on Wicket and the rest of the ROTJ wave instantly renders previous iterations obsolete. Pick one up, or two, because you'll want to display both cowls for sure!
Military figures are a big part of Hasbro's DNA. But let's face it, their attempts at Rebels many times fall short. Perhaps it's because Rebel outfits aren't as flashy and sexy as Imperials? Until now. This new Rebel Commando brings promise that an ultimate Tantive IV Trooper is in our near future. With awesome sculpt detail and nice super articulation so you can battle pose him in all sorts of ways, we can only hope that head variants are planned for a later time.
By the way, we're almost sure this headsculpt is of a certain Hasbro Star Wars team sculptor.
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At last, Bar2-D2 has been upgraded for the 2010 Vintage Collection and he's a real winner with a removable drink tray, sensorscope, and even Luke's lightsaber. He's got an all new sculpt and a retractable third leg too. R2-D2 is hitting store pegs now and we recommend you picking him up along with all the other winners in this wave!
UPDATE: We have added a few additional shots to get a better idea of Hasbro's slightly scaling down this more "accurate" version of our favorite blue astromech. We also thought a gratuitous "Happy Hour" shot wouldn't hurt either. Cheers!
Next up is the artist formerly known as Klaatu. Wooof comes with a removable helmet and bandolier to complement his great looking sculpt. The soft goods skirt is also nicely screen accurate.What can we say? This whole ROTJ wave is the bees knees!
One other note, which you may have noticed when perusing our Image Bank, is that the newly shipping cards are coming UNPUNCHED! This particular case we received had all the ROTJ cards in UP condition along with the one Anakin Skywalker card (sadly, it isn't the "Darth Vader" running change version).
Best. Jedi Luke. Ever. After last year's BAD release received much haranguing from collectors due to its barrel chest and disproportions, Hasbro releases the most "ultimate" version so far, with a striking head sculpt likeness similar to the way they nailed the TVC Bespin version. . A removable cloak would have been nice, but the overall result isn't diminished at all.
It's a...triumph in plastic likeness as Hasbro creates the ultimate Ackbar for the 2010 Vintage Collection. We can't say enough about the sculpt of this figure, and the accompanying control panel accessory would be even that much more fantastic if it actually connects to a command chair that's part of a Rebel command bridge play environment.
The McRib is back. It's just that this little piggy is a wonderful combination of masterfully sculpted detail and great articulation that clearly makes this the best Gamorrean Guard ever. With a cool removable helmet and a nicely done soft goods skirt, you'll want to pick up a few of these to upgrade your Jabba's Palace diorama a few notches to spectacular.