Be on the lookout if you ordered the TVC Crait Luke Skywalker wave from Hasbro Pulse, as they are arriving on doorsteps now. Thanks to forum member darth_sidious for the report!
If you are looking to bolster your Death Trooper ranks in preparation for The Mandalorian or missed out on them when first issued on the TVC card back, sponsor DorksideToys has added them back to their site for preorder. Look for them to start arriving toward the end of July.
News has been kind of light regarding products tying to The Mandalorian which set to debut in November of this year. But I’ve come across a bit of info that shows that a vehicle from the series will be offered in the Vintage Collection. I’m not sure if it will be out this year, but if what I’m hearing is accurate, it will be worth the wait.
UPDATE: Pricing I have found put this item (currently) in the $100+ range for the US.
DarthChuckMC has sent us a reminder of Target’s current markdown procedures which have recently involved those 6” TBS Luke (Death Star Escape), TVC Han Solo (Stormtrooper) and Retro Collection figures.
We’ve reached our $125k stretch goal milestone and are moving on to a stretch goal that’s close to our hearts. At $150,000 all book backers will receive a recreation of the reverse-side of Kenner’s 1984 Star Wars is Forever mail-away poster (shown above) using Hasbro’s The Vintage Collection action figures and vehicles. The poster will be arranged and photographed by its original creator, Kim Simmons. Kim was the principal Star Wars photographer for Kenner between 1981 – 2000 and if you own any classic Kenner items, it’s a sure bet his photography is featured on it.
Incredibly, Kim has confirmed he still has some of the original elements he used in the 1984 poster and they’ll be included in his TVC recreation! The 18×22-inch poster comes folded in a mailer envelope, like the original.
To back the Vintage Collection Archive Edition book, hit up Blue Milk’s Kickstarter page.
Update: new details added for the $175,000 stretch goal
Now that Father’s Day has passed, Target has placed the Black Series Luke Skywalker (Death Star Escape) and TVC Han Solo (Stormtrooper) on clearance starting at 50% off. Time to army build those peg warmers.
Update: 50% off sale also includes the Retro Collection assortment.
Update 2: Han Solo and Luke Skywalker are now 70% off
As a follow up to our original exclusive rumor report from April, we have acquired new UPCs and Walmart SKUs for the first wave of TVC figures slated to be released for Force Friday on October 4 for the official kick off of merchandise for Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. Interestingly, we found info for yet another Luke Skywalker from A New Hope that has a unique UPC from the Yavin Ceremony version which we first revealed in March. This could be either the Stormtrooper Disguise or X-wing pilot figure that were revealed at Star Wars Celebration, the latter of would make sense considering the release of his TVC X-wing Fighter this year.
We have also added the E9 assortment UPC and SKU (which will change for the Vintage Collection) to our Master List as well.
Looking for openers? Sponsor DorksideToys has this latest assortment of Vintage Collection figures for sale for $49.99 . (The non-mint card assortment includes one of each figure from the wave. All sales final.)
Hasbro has recently released two very good Stormtrooper figures in the TVC line… ANH Han Solo (removable helmet w/ photo-real technology; Target exclusive) and a basic trooper that marches right out of 2016’s Rogue One.
Now that I have a few of each in my collection, I have my own preference and know which one I plan to “army-build” – but what does everyone else think, or plan to do? Share your thoughts here or in our forums after the jump!
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – June 7, 2019 Today, Blue Milk LLC launches Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Archive Edition book on crowd-funding site Kickstarter. Starting from $50 for early bird backers, the Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Archive Edition is a comprehensive historical manuscript and detailed visual archive of one of Hasbro’s most popular lines of 3.75-inch Star Wars action figures, The Vintage Collection (TVC).
Update: thanks to you the collector, the book made its goal in one day!