Here is a great video from Action Figure Attack on Facebook showing the return of the Vintage Collection at Hasbro panel from Star Wars Celebration. Kudos to Hasbro showing that they really do care. Look for TVC to hit pegs once again in Spring 2018.
Gentle Giant has given PG members the first look at their upcoming 2017 convention exclusives: the Han Solo (Ralph McQuarrie) Mini Bust and the Jumbo Kenner Dianoga Trash Monster (complete with Vintage style box and trash compactor foam)!
As a PG Member, you get the first opportunity to secure these prior to their public availability.
GameStop is now taking preorders for the 6″ 40th Anniversary Collection R5-D4 figure. Shipping begins 4/15.
Thanks to Chris_G and Mat S. for the heads-up.
— Rob (@ItBeRob) February 21, 2017
Orders for Hasbro 40th Anniversary Collection figures are arriving on doorsteps from HasbroToyShop today. Twitter follower Rob received his R2-D2 in great condition as show above.
Sponsor Entertainment Earth is now taking preorders for the wave 1 case assortment of the 40th Anniversary Collection of Black Series figures. This case contains 8 figures packed out as follows:
1x Han Solo
2x Luke Skywalker
2x Ben (Obi-Wan Kenobi)
2x Princess Leia Organa
Since I’ve received dozens of emails, links and images, I’ll state openly here that images for (some) the 40th Anniversary 6″ figures have shown up across social media (via Amazon.com.mx). We won’t be sharing the images publicly per Hasbro’s request. We will say the images confirm the some of the rumors, so watch VERY SOON for preorders to go live on these items and for their full (official) reveal this weekend at Toyfair in New York.
Update: Amazon Mexico has pulled down their links and images for those figures.
Gentle Giant has sent out to its PG Members a preview of the final packaging for the upcoming Jumbo Kenner Han Solo in Carbonite Chamber announced back in April. PG Members can expect to receive the final product in late March/early April. Until then, click through for a behind-the-scenes look at a sample/press sheet for the cardback.
The Vintage Kenner line holds a place of reverence for many collectors to this day — especially the first 12 figures. Over the years we’ve received many different iterations of those characters but two have yet to be represented in the “modern scale” of collecting. What better way to usher in the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars than to have a special assortment of figures paying homage to the line that started it all?
Proving once again that Funko gets the collecting community, Matt Martin from StarWars.com has revealed via Twitter Funko’s Vintage Kenner-style POP! 3 pack featuring Hammerhead, Greedo and Walrus Man coming exclusively to Walmart.
Funko has confirmed that these are headed to stores this month.
UPDATE: Funko has posted the official details for this set
Everything looks better in Vintage. The latest product to receive a Kenner packaging homage is Funko’s POP! bobblehead line. These custom vintage boxes were created by the talented designer John Lucas Reyes at Riverspoons Studios. Head on over to their Facebook page for the full gallery.
Announcing the Celebration Europe 2016 Collector Track Medallions! Continuing with the tradition of awesome giveaways, the Collecting Track will be handing out enameled medallions at the panels! Absolutely free! Each pewter medallion shows a detailed view of a vintage Kenner Star Wars toy! They will make awesome companion pieces to both our popular Star Tot and Celebration Medallion giveaways of the past, and are something that you can appreciate for years to come! Collect all 12!
Now with almost 50 points of articulation!
Star Wars action figure collectors have a wealth of options. Whereas once we had only Kenner/Hasbro action figures, these days there are options in every scale and price point. One of those new figure lines is Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts 6-inch line. The price is double that of a Hasbro 6-inch figure, but is it worth it? On this episode of Star Wars Action News, Marjorie and Arnie give an in-depth review of the S.H. Figuarts First Order Stormtrooper, and tell you if it’s worth the price they paid!
Things are looking much brighter, and fuller, in the toy aisles as store continue to receive new product. On this week’s episode, Flyguy and I discuss several store reports coming in from all over the US and Canada. Medicom’s MAFEX has stepped up to the plate offering their own take on 6″ scale figures from The Force Awakens. How do they rank against the likes of Hasbro and S.H.Figuarts? Listen on to find out. Gentle Giant is back with another new figure for their Jumbo Kenner line and Anovos debuts their new Kylo Ren ensemble! All of this plus our recent acquisitions on Episode #90 of The Realm Recap.
Rumors are rolling regarding upcoming products to be featured at Celebration Anaheim. The latest is that Gentle Giant is planning on releasing R2-D2 as part of their Life Size line of Kenner figure statues. Look for more info on this in the coming days.
* Image above is representational only, not of Gentle Giant product.