For the curious, I can confirm EE is still getting the Vintage Star Wars Skiff, and it should be July/August depending on when you pre-ordered at this point. Subject to change, of course, but I just verified they are indeed still scheduled for summer.
— Adam Pawlus (@Adam16bit) May 16, 2019
Amazon is sending out cancellation notification to some of those who purchased through them. It reads as follows:
Due to a lack of availability, we will not be able to obtain the following item(s) from your order:
“Star Wars The Vintage Collection – Episode VI Return of The Jedi – Jabba’s Tatooine Skiff Collectible Vehicle”
We’ve canceled the item(s) and apologize for the inconvenience. We must also apologize for the length of time it has taken us to reach this conclusion.
If you are still interested in purchasing this item, it may be available from other sellers.
Thanks to sheevpalpatine for the alert.
In case you missed them all, here are individual links to the Hasbro rumor reports we have posted over the past couple of days in reverse chronological order:
- One More Thing….
- New 6″ Black Series Figure Codes and Reveals
- New TVC Codes and a Reveal
- HyperReal Luke Skywalker
- The Skywalker Saga Two Packs
- Hasbro Interactive D-O?
- New 6″ Black Series Luke Skywalker (ROTJ)
- 6″ Black Series Yoda (Force Ghost)
- New Hero Series and Role Play UPCs/SKUs
- New E9 and Mandalorian Black Series UPC/SKUs
- Update: New TVC Vehicle
- New GOA UPCs/SKUs
For those looking to complete the Retro Collection carded set, Target.com is now has the Escape From Death Star Game with Exclusive Grand Moff Tarkin available for purchase.
As a follow up to our exclusive report back in January, I managed to find a UPC and Walmart SKU for the rumor E9 Vintage Collection Medium Vehicle. No word yet on what it is but I believe it is different than the rumored TVC Luke Skywalker X-wing coming later this year.
It seems like a fitting time to bring this up considering the news from earlier. A quick side-by-side comparison of the new Retro Collection Chewbacca vs. the original Kenner mold shows that the Retro model is noticably smaller in stature than the figure it pays homage. The differences also extend to sculpting of the fur and his iconic Kenner bowcaster.
Hasbro has updated their info for the new Retro Collection assortment of figures. They now state (via press release) that Target will have these this month but online/fan channel retailers will offer them in the Fall.
Update 2: These figures are now available for purchase in-store (at those stores that have them anyway) as they have been removed from “register-locked” status.