Our friends at Rebelscum are reporting that the revamped and Vintage boxed B-Wing Fighter has shown up at retail in the US in Florida. It’s retailing for a reasonable $39.99 and is exclusive to K-Mart. Head on over for the full scoop.
An interesting auction has popped up on eBay for a “new” Y-Wing Fighter that looks to be a Vintage box exclusive to Toys”R”Us. As you can see, the box art re-creates the 80’s Kenner version but with modern figures instead. The photo is just blurry and angled enough to raise suspicions regarding its authenticity. Have a look for yourself then leave a comment here or in our forums with your thoughts.
UPDATE: While we don’t have official confirmation just yet, this does coincide with comments Hasbro made regarding a revisiting of the Y-Wing to include a more detailed cockpit and functional droid socket. The Toys”R”Us Exclusive “Vintage” Y-Wing joins the K-Mart Exclusive “Vintage” B-Wing revealed a couple weeks ago and there is word of another previously released vehicle that will be receiving the “Vintage” box treatment as well. More as it develops…
Yakface forum member Gorkoracking was kind enough to post a new, clearer image of the box for the Kmart Exclusive B-Wing in our forum along with a loose shot showcasing the slightly weathered deco as well. Head in for a closer look!
PROS: A nice and relatively inexpensive exclusive when compared to other retailers. Still available in stores and online.
CONS: Light on accessories and a removable helmet would have been nice.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.