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:

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Fall 2020)
Celebrate 40 years of STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK with STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH-SCALE HOTH WAMPA Figure, featuring 1980s Kenner-inspired package design. Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this premium figure, featuring quality detail and deco and multiple points of articulation (4 fully articulated limbs). The STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH-SCALE HOTH WAMPA Figure offers fans and collectors a “clean” WAMPA design by removing the “bloody mouth” deco featured on the previous version released in 2014. Available exclusively on Hasbro Pulse in the US & Canada in September 2020.
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