The Vintage Collection

Comic-Con: Revenge Death Star Set Sold Out. HTS Will Sell Tuesday

By Mike — Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Hasbro exclusive Revenge of the Jedi Death Star Figure set sold out, along with most of the popular Hasbro exclusives, late Saturday. Hasbro even sold the sample that they had displayed in their booth, giving credence to the low production quantities of this exclusive.

Comic-Con: Hasbro Photo Updates

By Mike — Saturday, July 23, 2011

Comic-Con: Hasbro Presentation

By Mike — Friday, July 22, 2011

Here is today's Hasbro Comic-Con presentation uploaded in our Image Bank. You can also view it in a Quicktime movie below. Enjoy!

Comic-Con: Hasbro's Proto Booth Reveals New Battle Droid, Mawhonic, Spider Assassin Droid

By Mike — Friday, July 22, 2011

Hasbro lead sculptor David Vennemeyer has a few things cooking in his kitchen and shared a few delicacies this afternoon in his portable workshop at the Hasbro booth, including an unpainted shot of what is shaping up to be a nicely articulated Mawhonic and the upcoming TRU exclusive Spider Assassin Droid and her "little babies. Last but certainly not least, that new and upcoming super articulated Battle Droid can be folded up to sit! Take a look!

Comic-Con: TPM and Deleted Scenes Figures Revealed!

By Mike — Friday, July 22, 2011

We mentioned Hasbro's tendency to stagger their reveals during these events. The afternoon after their Comic-Con panel, Hasbro displays their forthcoming The Phantom Menace and ROTJ Deleted Scenes waves slated for release in the beginning of 2012! And these look spectacular! The TPM wave includes Padawan Anakin, Quinlan Vos, Ben Quadrinaros, Ratts Tyerell, Daultay Dofine, and a Naboo Royal Guard, while the ROTJ wave has Deleted Scene Luke, Leia, Lando, General Cracken, and a Mon Calamari Pilot!

Comic-Con: Hasbro Panel Blaster Points

By Mike — Friday, July 22, 2011

Revenge is a dish best served cold, and in Hasbro's case, sometimes repackaged. The Hasbro's Comic-Con panels normally provides good copy and there were a few nice revelations, and this session provided a mixed bag. For whatever it's worth, the Star Wars line is entering a 16th year of modern iteration and most screen characters have been done again and again...and again.

Image Bank: VC50 Han Solo (Bespin Outfit)

By Mike — Monday, July 18, 2011

Hasbro finally delivers a Han Solo in Bespin outfit that we can truly term as the definitive version so far. The dead on facial likeness, super- articulation, and even the "Han-ness", that cocky swagger, is evident in this figure. Sure Hasbro. for their own reasons. didn't include the leg strap, but it doesn't diminish an otherwise excellent execution.

Print Ad: Pursuing The Ultimate Bounty

By Mike — Saturday, July 2, 2011

The summer kicks off with a new print ad from Hasbro featuring the bounty hunter, Zam Wessel,  and the Attack of the Clones wave in their retro vintage carded glory. Enjoy!

Print Ad: It's A Trap!

By Mike — Monday, April 18, 2011

Who knew that Admiral Ackbar would evolve into an internet legend of his own with his oft quoted meme. Hasbro releases their latest print ad showcasing the Rebel leader's Vintage Collection action figure headlined with his famous, viral catchphrase.

Quick Impressions: Hasbro Star Wars Vintage Collection, Wave 6

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 6, 2011

Because you love this kind of stuff, I've got some impressions of Hasbro Star Wars The Vintage Collection Wave 6 for you! This new batch of figures started shipping to online stores just after Toy Fair, meaning you can either grab them online or hunt them down in your favorite-- or least-favorite-- local stores. What does the first truly mixed wave of new, non-repainted figures have for you? Read on!

Image Bank: VC20 Yoda

By Mike — Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A holdover from Wave 2 Revenge of the Sith, Yoda gets remixed somewhat in Wave 5. Featuring a vastly improved repainted head sculpt from the 2007 Kybruck figure along with that version's torso, Vintage Yoda sports new swivel jointed arms and ball jointed shoulders and knees. The cloak also fits nicely, and as Adam Pawlus noted in this week's Q&A, lacks a hood and features some Dagobah like weathering. In whole, it's a great figure and we really like the inclusion of The Force blast/shield accessory.

Image Bank: VC43 Commander Gree

By Mike — Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Since he was first released for The 30th Anniversary Collection in 2007, this super articulated and removable helmet version of Commander Gree with superior paint deco has seen a couple of re-issues as a "Greatest Hit". He's definitely worth picking up for the nice look of the Vintage card alone. And if you've yet to collect him loose after almost 4 years, here's another chance.

 

Image Bank: VC42 Han Solo (Yavin Ceremony)

By Mike — Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The sculpt for Han Solo (Yavin Ceremony) was originally seen in Legacy Collection BD30 Han Solo (Death Star Escape). But in a testament to the nuanced improvement in paint and paint application, the new Vintage Collection figure looks remarkably better.

Image Bank: VC41 Stormtrooper

By Mike — Monday, February 7, 2011

This Stormtrooper, while recycling some parts from 2007's 30th Anniversary Collection version (head) and 2009's Sandtrooper packed in with the Walmart Dewback (body) is a pretty good effort. It  suffers from loose helmet syndrome and the cardback wrongly depicts its first issue on an Empire Strikes Back card, but you can do far worse for $9 to $10 bucks. It will be interesting to see how this figure sells next to the lingering Vintage Sandtrooper.

 

Image Bank: VC40 R5-D4

By Mike — Monday, February 7, 2011

This R5-D4 unit, forgive the pun, has a B.A.D. motivator. The sculpt and detachable parts harken back to Build-A-Droid R5-C7 from 2009, with some minor improvements in deco accuracy. Sure it's mainly rehash, but you gotta admit that "Star Wars" vintage card front with the classic photo gives reminiscent goose bumps of picking one up as a wide eyed eight year old at Gemco and Fedmart. Yeah, we go way back kids.