Tag Archives: Vintage Collection

SDCC 2017: Hasbro Star Wars Panel Reveals

Hasbro has revealed several new 6″ Black Series figures during their SDCC panel including:

6″ Black Series Figures
General Leia (Episode VII)
Captain Rex (removable helmet)
Maz Kanata with trunk and lightsaber
Dewback with new Sandtrooper
Rebel Fleet Trooper with helmet, blaster and Death Star data card

3.75″ Vintage Collection Figures* & Vehicles 
Rey, FO Stormtrooper, Kylo Ren, Jyn, Cassian, Death Trooper, Hoth Rebel Trooper, New Hovertank Driver, New Dr. Aphra

*Sequential numbering resumes with #116

3.75″ Rogue One Hovertank – working treads, accurate details, removable Kyber crystal chamber

3.75″ Star Wars Universe Figures (5POA)
Hoth Leia
Emperor Palpatine with Force Lightning

Rathtar with Bala-Tik
Luke with Wampa (articulated)
Vader with Probe Droid

Boba Fett with Han Solo
Maul and Qui-Gon (added wrist articulation)

Click on through to see the images aggregated from social media. Thanks to Star Wars Action News and FigureShield for providing the live stream.

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Official 3.75″ Fans’ Choice Poll Now Open

StarWars.com has updated today, activating the official Hasbro 3.75″ Fans’ Choice Poll! After asking the fans and culling the lists submitted by nearly two dozen participating fan organizations, the following characters have been selected:

Dr. Aphra, Yak Face (Saelt-Marae), Emperor Palpatine, Sim Aloo, Clone Trooper “Fives” and Ahsoka Tano (Star Wars Rebels)

The winner of this poll will be realized in super-articulated form and released on the Vintage Collection card back in 2018. Vote early, vote often.

Hasbro Fans’ Choice Poll MIA?

We’ve been getting a lot of questions via email and social media regarding the status of the official Hasbro’s Fans’ Choice poll for the 3.75″ Vintage Collection. Per Hasbro press release and StarWars.com’s post, the poll was to have started yesterday (April 26) and run until April 30. As of this post, the poll has yet to go live but we’ll announce it as soon as it does.

Rumor Report: 4 “New” 3.75″ Black Series Figures

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Stop. Rumor Time. We’ve received a tad bit of intel regarding a future (not necessarily the next) wave of 3.75″ Black Series figures coming to Walmart next year.

Without spilling the beans fully, I can hint that all four will probably be repacks; two of them are potential army builders, one is a very requested figure from the Original Trilogy offered briefly in the Vintage Collection and one is a perennial favorite.

Any guesses? Leave them in the comment section or forums and stay tuned for more vague rumors and cryptic writings (maybe even for Episode VIII) in the coming days.

UPDATE: Toyguide Update: Entertainment Earth Astromech Droid Pack

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The Yakface Toyguide returns from semi-retirement today with the addition of the Exclusive 3.75″ Astromech Droid Pack from Entertainment Earth.

PROS:  If variety is the spice of life then this set is for you as Entertainment Earth has created a truly unique boxed set featuring several different astromechs pulling from live action and animated sources. My favorites of the set include Jabba’s unnamed bartender droid – a figure I for one never expected to receive; R2-C2 – Ziro the Hutt’s bartender/service droid mainly because of the wild deco; and  finally, QT-KT because of its reference to R2-KT and a great arc in The Clone Wars series. The sculpt used for the base of each droid is recycled from the Vintage Collection R2-D2 (VC25) which is a solid design with a decent amount of articulation for an astromech.

CONS: This biggest complaint I’ve run across for this set is the price, which is interesting considering the cost breakdown per figure is about what we pay at retail now for TVC/Black Series quality figures. Secondly, depending on your mileage, paint apps are a little loosey-goosey on some droids, and not quite accurate on others so it’s a mixed bag, but nothing that should stop you from acquiring this set. Thirdly, a couple of the astromechs have issues with the retractable leg remaining in its fully-extended position, resulting in the droid falling forward. And finally, the first runs of this set have a four digit date stamp pressed into each of the 6 domes* which is disappointing, but it is on the back of the dome so it’s not really a deal breaker either.

Head to the toyguide for our detailed image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this set is worth adding to your collection.

*According to Entertainment Earth, the date stamp should only be present on these early samples and production pieces will not have them.

Note: this advanced sample was provided to us by Entertainment Earth and I’d like to thank Bethany and Adam for including us in this early product reveal.

UPDATE: We have added six new images into the toyguide for this set to reflect the final production versions which eliminate the production stamps on the back of each dome.

SDCC Exclusives 2011-15: Online Availability History

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Several readers have been asking “when will HasbroToyShop open orders for the 6″ Black Series Exclusives from SDCC 2016?” It is a valid question considering Hasbro’s “go live” times have had a track record of unpredictability. Click on through for our breakdown* of the previous five (2001-2015) SDCC exclusives.

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TBS #02 Luke Skywalker Elbow Pin Variant

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Speaking of variants, a new figure variant has surfaced that actually improves upon the pre-existing figure. Newer releases of #02 Luke Skywalker (Hoth) now feature color matched (tan) elbow pins. The original VC95 and TBS #02 releases has contrasting gray pins that stood out quite noticeably. Click the image above for a closer look.

Thanks to our friend Matt Booker from JediNews for the heads up.

Sponsor News: K&C Collectibles

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Starting today through midnight Cyber Monday, December 1st, 2014, K & C Collectibles is offering 10% off all in-stock merchandise. In addition we are offering FREE Shipping for those orders over $90.  Your shipping address must be within the continental USA. Offer valid while supplies last.

Black Series:
Star Wars Hot Wheels:
Hallmark, M&M and other Christmas ornaments:
Star Wars Trading Cards:
Vintage Collection:
Battle Packs:
Build-A-Droid:
Vintage Collection & Legacy Vehicles:
Black Series 6″ Figures:
Kotobukiya Statues:
Gentle Giant Limited Edition Statues:
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DorksideToys Reveals New Black Series Figures

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Our sponsors over at DorksideToys have listed several new Black Series 3-3/4″ figures as well as some repacked figures from the Vintage Collection.

The new figures are:

  • Luke Skywalker Wampa Attack
  • Clone Captain Rex
  • Darth Vader Yoda’s Test
  • Darth Malgus
  • Starkiller
  • Imperial Navy Commander
  • Princess Leia Boushh
  • R5-G19

Thanks to Flyguy for the heads-up.