Cardboard Galaxy’s POTF2 Commemorative Display

We just couldn't let our last month's 25th Anniversary of The Power of the Force 2 celebration end without adding one more piece to the collection to commemorate the anniversary. Our friends over at Cardboard Galaxy have created a great piece that pays tribute to the beginning of the modern line. The POTF2 Commemorative Display Stand for Hasbro Kenner Star Wars 3.75 Figures is a well-constructed diorama and display stand that can be set-up in one of two ways. This "cardboard" display can be arranged on your shelf both with or without the classic "25 Years" header. The background of the display features the designs and space battle scene that was originally featured on the Froot Loops box that included the mailaway offer for [...]

By |2020-09-12T18:30:55-07:00September 12th, 2020|Categories: The Power of the Force 2|Tags: , , |

Celebrating 25 Years of POTF2

August officially rings in the 25th Anniversary of The Power of the Force line, now affectionately referred to as POTF2. The line, which adopted its name from the final Kenner Star Wars line from 1985, is the beginning of the modern era of Star Wars action figure collecting. Even though other lines from companies like Justoys, Galoob, and Out of Character existed, Hasbro (then using the Kenner brand name they purchased a few years prior) brought Star Wars toys to the masses in a way only paralleled by Kenner itself in the '70s and '8os. The Power of the Force line was a rich, deep, and robust action figure line. For years now the line has received criticism due to the figures (temporarily) having [...]

By |2020-08-11T08:54:32-07:00August 10th, 2020|Categories: The Power of the Force 2|Tags: , , , |

The Sandcrawler – Episode #95: Power of the Force Cinema Scenes

The Sandcrawler podcast is back with a healthy dose of action figure therapy! Episode #95 begins a look at The Power of the Force 2 Cinema Scene line and the great variety of figures within the 13 sets. Join hosts Mac Tarkin and Dengar Dan along with Jake Stevens for an episode that is an action figure oasis of Star Wars collecting fun! We managed to get this show to you despite numerous technical difficulties including no video for a promised YouTube segment (sorry, eh?).  What did we manage to bring you? A huge I Wanted Everything featuring a very emotional Mac finding a replacement for a special childhood Star Wars toy.  We then dive into part one of our look at the Cinema Scene [...]

By |2020-06-16T21:26:35-07:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: The Power of the Force 2, The Sandcrawler|Tags: |

The Sandcrawler Episode #92: POTF Expanded Universe and Deluxe Vehicles

The Sandcrawler is back for not only another new episode but for another walk down memory lane with the infamous Power of the Force 2  line from the '90s. Join the hosts and returning guest host Jake Stevens as talk of The Clones Wars, new Hasbro reveals and our recent quarantine projects. Tune in and let us know what you think on our socials! Coming to you from our various isolation bunkers in Massachusetts, Ontario & Washington State we are very glad to bring you another dose of Action Figure Therapy! Jake Stevens returns as we talk about what we’ve been doing the past month or so, some of us have been chilling at home and some of us have been working 7 days a week [...]

By |2020-04-19T19:18:25-07:00April 19th, 2020|Categories: The Power of the Force 2|Tags: |

The Sandcrawler Episode #81 – Afternoon Drinking

On this episode of The Sandcrawler, Dengar Dan finally has one too many and slides into near madness when it comes to redefining The Power of the Force 2 figures while Mike Tarkin cannibalizes Jawas and guest host Jake Stevens throws yet another fit about the use of inaccurate vintage Kenner images. Tune in and join the fun on Episode #81! On this week's show, Jake Stevens returns as we take a look at new news ahead of Triple Force Friday, The Mandalorian in Entertainment Weekly, when Black Series is white and new finds in I Wanted Everything. We also take a deep dive into Power of the Force promo stickers and Dan makes his case for POTF2 to be called vintage. All this and [...]

By |2019-09-10T22:25:48-07:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: The Power of the Force 2|Tags: , |

Spider-Man Still Collects Star Wars Toys!

Today, Marvel Studios released the first teaser trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home. In the teaser, like the trailer for the first film, features a scene which includes Star Wars action figure toys. In what appears to be either Vader's TIE or a TIE Bomber can be seen hanging out of Peter's book shelf. Vader's TIE Advance was released during The Power of the Force 2 line and the TIE Bomber was released during the Power of the Jedi line. This falls in line with the previous film's trailer as it too included Star Wars action figure toys. For a full list of all the cameos: Spider-Man Collects Star Wars Toys. And for our ever growing database of Star Wars action figure appearances in film and [...]

By |2019-01-15T15:00:08-08:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: The Power of the Force 2|Tags: , |

Interviews with Hamill & Figures

On March 21st, 1997 Mark Hamill was still on this Special Edition promo tour when he stopped by The Big Breakfast, Channel 4's morning interview show in the UK. Throughout the interview, Hamill shares his knowledge of Star Wars toys while showing off some vintage and modern figures and vehicles. Featured in the clip is a Power of the Force 2 Millennium Falcon and X-Wing Fighter as well as a Dagobah Luke figure from the POTF2 line. Also shown is a 12" vintage Kenner Chewbacca and a minty carded 1978 Luke Skywalker figure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9IfdQpv7NQ Now we take you back 17 years in time from the previous clip to an interview with Hamill and Harrison Ford from The Empire Strikes Back press junket. During the premiere [...]

By |2018-12-15T07:21:35-08:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: 12" Figures, The Power of the Force 2, Vintage|

The Christmas Chronicles & SNL Figure Appearances

With the Christmas season now underway comes the potential of new Star Wars action figures appearances in films and on television. Whether it is under the tree like Mork, or in the background of a department store like in Cagney and Lacey (still can not track down the image again) or in a jail cell which Santa is trying to escape, 'tis the season for more Lights! Camera! Action (Figures)! appearances. This week we'll add a number of updates to our database but today we will start with two. This past week, Netflix released their much advertised The Christmas Chronicles starring Kurt Russell and if you have yet to watch the film, know that some mild spoilers are ahead. In the film, Santa Claus ends up [...]

By |2018-11-25T21:58:34-08:00November 25th, 2018|Categories: The Power of the Force 2, Vintage|Tags: |

Birthday Scavenger Hunt – Day 4: Leia and Vader Visit & POTF2

Welcome to Day 4 of my Birthday Scavenger Hunt! Before we begin my walk down memory lane, make sure you are familiar with the rules about how to play and enter to win. As you can see, I hit the lotto as a kid when it comes to parents. They not only nurtured my interests and passions but also provided memorable holidays and birthdays for me throughout my entire youth. This particular birthday can really only be explained with a series of 'yes' statements. Yes, Darth Vader and Princess Leia came to my birthday party. Yes, they told me they parked the Falcon in the dairy field behind our neighborhood. Yes, I was so petrified of Vader, I couldn't even really look in his direction. Yes, that is a [...]

By |2018-11-05T23:00:50-08:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: The Power of the Force 2, Vintage|

Last Day to Back the Barge

Today is the final day to support HasbroLab.com's Jabba's Sail Barge! By backing the barge today you will guarantee a February 2019 delivery of the largest toy Hasbro has produced since GI Joe's USS Flagg released in the mid-eighties. The Khetanna was fully funded this past Friday and backers will be receiving the Behind the Workbench booklet next week. This project is quite exciting for longtime and Vintage Collection collectors. So much so that even the person who helped destroy the barge is promoting Hasbro's version: #ad Like I told Jabba -- this is your last chance! #BackTheBarge, or you’ll regret it! Only 1 day left to support #HasLab & add this incredible vehicle to your collection. You don’t want to be the next #SarlaccSnack! Find out more info [...]

By |2018-04-03T13:16:01-07:00April 3rd, 2018|Categories: The Power of the Force 2|Tags: , |
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