The Vintage Collection

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,037: Imperial Technician (Death Star Scanning Crew)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 17, 2013

OK, so today we're looking at the new-for-2013 Imperial Technician (Death Star Scanning Crew).  It looks a lot like the 2009 figure, with some deco changes - and since it's a trooper, a slight difference is enough for me to qualify this as a new figure worth your while.  I am easy.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,036: Imperial Technician (Imperial Scanning Crew)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 16, 2013

There are two of them! Today it's the Imperial Technician (Imperial Scanning Crew), or to the layman, "this is the one with the new head and missing parts."  You'll want this one - he's loaded with new gear and a head that's a tad too small.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,035: TK-421 (Stormtrooper)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 15, 2013

We're back for a bit! Figure of the Day returns - but not every day - to show you TK-421, a new Stormtrooper that you might find at your local Kmart if they haven't already closed up.  Would you believe Hasbro made it interesting?  Well, they did.   Check it out - read on! 

Kmart Exclusive Scanning Crew, Ewok Catapult Out Now

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, October 12, 2013

Unless your heart is made of stone, you'll be thrilled to hear the Star Wars Ewok Assault Catapult ($20.99) and the Imperial Scanning Crew and Death Star Scanning Crew ($15.99) are hitting stores now - I found them all at a Phoenix-area Kmart this evening.

Revealed - The Vintage Collection Republic Gunship Pack-In Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 26, 2013

If you're collecting, you no doubt know that the Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Toys R Us Exclusive Republic Gunship is in stores now for $119.99.  Hasbro has shown multiple iterations of which figures will be included - and now the Jedi Temple Archives posted a few shots.

Toys R Us Exclusive Star Wars The Vintage Collection Republic Gunship Released

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Toys R Us Exclusive Star Wars The Vintage Collection Republic Gunship is out now - it includes Yoda, a Clone Trooper, a Clone Pilot, 2 gunner pods, and a ship.  That's the good news, as our pal @MattGuzy confirmed he found on in Arizona on the Twitter.  The bad news?  It's $119.99.

Quick Rundown: Amazon Vintage Hasbro Star Wars TIE Interceptor Vehicle

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 13, 2013

So I got the new Amazon Exclusive Vintage Collection TIE Interceptor here, and the big question I've been hearing - a lot - is "is it different?" The answer is yes, actually - the plastic color is different enough from other movie versions of the ship to be notable, so let's find out more.

Amazon: Star Wars Vintage Hasbro TIE Interceptor IN STOCK

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, September 11, 2013

It's here! Amazon's TIE Interceptor is in stock and ready to ship right now, with many orders having processed and gone out the door.  It's similar to a previously-released model, with a few minor deco differences and a new box.  How different is it?

Amazon: TIE Interceptor Price Dip, Slave I Changes - Price Adjustments

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 22, 2013

Were you waiting on the Hasbro Star Wars Amazon Exclusive Slave I?  Well... uh... it looks like it's going through some more drama.  Also, the TIE Interceptor had a price cut of a few bucks - you may wish to call Amazon to change your order.  Want to know more? Or would you like the phone number? Sure ya would.  Read on!

Hasbro Star Wars The Vintage Collection Amazon Slave I Fix - Just Screw It

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 13, 2013

After almost a year of waiting since it was teased at Celebration VI in Orlando last year, we finally started to get our Amazon exclusive The Vintage Collection jumbo Slave I vehicle. It's 20-inches long, almost 50% bigger than the previous releases of Boba's vehicle, and has more features than ever. One of these features is a rotating wings and a gravity-centered pilot's station inside the cockpit, and in the 2010 The Clone Wars Rise of Boba Fett Battle Pack it worked great. This new version needs some work - a bad spring prevents things from locking properly. Want to fix it? Go get a Phillips head screwdriver, an old clicky pen, and read on.

Amazon Slave I Arriving - How's Your Box?

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, August 12, 2013

A few of you have written in because your Amazon Exclusive The Vintage Collection Boba Fett's Slave I vehicle has arrived! But here's the thing - some of them are showing up in a nice Hasbro-made white mailer box, and others, well, aren't.

UPDATE: I added some comments about an errant spring and how you can fix it with a pen and a screwdriver and just a dash of gumption.

Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Boba Fett's Slave I IN STOCK at Amazon, Arriving Today?

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, August 12, 2013

Today's the day - and it's early!  The Amazon Exclusive Boba Fett's Slave I is in stock now, for all of you 3 3/4-inch action figure fans.  This is the larger mold of the ship, which is modeled after the 2010 The Clone Wars version of the vehicle sold at Toys R Us.  Click here to order yours, or if you already did, it's probably shipping to you today or tomorrow.  A few more  notes after the jump.

JTA: A Digested Look at The Vintage Collection

By Mike — Sunday, July 21, 2013

Our pals at Jedi Temple Archives have compiled a great report and ranking the best figures of The Vintage Collection with help from a panel of fan site writers and Hasbro. See what figures made the final ranking and compare the panel's picks and how they differ from the Hasbro team's choices.

Click here for the report!

 

Amazon: Exclusive Vintage Slave I Price Drop

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 18, 2013

Here's some good news - the Amazon exclusive Hasbro Star Wars The Vintage Collection Boba Fett's Slave I vehicle has been given a $30 price drop!  Pre-orders should automatically be given the new price, and if you've been holding off just click here to order yours now

New Star Wars Hasbro Scanning Crew Kmart Exclusive Images

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Since 2009, fans have asked "So when will Hasbro release the other scanning crew guy and the rest of the equipment?" Teased at Toy Fair, not one but two stories are showing off this soon-to-be-released if not out before you know it Imperial Scanning Crew from Hasbro.   Two sets are coming, and you'll need to buy both to get all the troopers at Kmart in the very near future.