Today, Star Wars Insider #189 hits newsstands and features an article that is exclusively about the lasting impact and nostalgia of the Kenner Star Wars action figure line. The article was written but Star Wars super-collector and author, Gus Lopez. In addition to the delight of seeing Star Wars action figures being written about in the Insider, I was very happy to able to contribute to this particular article by providing Gus some information and images about modern Star Wars action figures.
“ONLY YOU CAN DECIDE…YOU, AND STAR WARS TOYS!”
The article does a great job highlighting the journey vintage Star Wars action figures have made to becoming the highly valued line it is today. Gus charts not just the gems from the vintage era but covers the Kenner’s attempts to keep the line alive after Return of the Jedi and the Renaissance that led to Hasbro restarting the line the in the mid-’90s. Even the latest Kenner-nod from Hasbro included in the form of the Retro Collection’s Escape From Death Star Game with exclusive Grand Moff Tarkin figure.
The following are some quick shots of the entire article:
This issue was on sale early at Star Wars Celebration Chicago at The Insider’s booth. And just like Celebrations of the past, the show offered not one but two exclusive variant covers that when combined formed a singular image.
In addition to the Kenner article, #189 also features a Jedi Master’s Quiz by Jay Stobie based on Star Wars action figures.
Star Wars Insider #189 is now on sale and will be in comic book shops this Wednesday, May 1st!