This morning Amazon surprised vintage and modern collectors by dropping a “new expression” to the Retro Collection line. The Bounty Hunters 2-Pack includes modern reissues of two famous Kenner figures from The Empire Strikes Back. Dengar and IG-88 are coming to the retro line later this year in this two-pack. The set is exclusive to Amazon and is currently up for preorder here.
The Amazon page provides some more information about the characters and it is something that the current generation of collectors have missed out on and that is information about the toys on the actual packaging:
Star Wars Retro Collection Special Bounty Hunters 2-Pack Dengar & IG-88
Dengar is an effective bounty hunter preferring firepower and destruction to finesse and style.
IG-88 is a chrome war droid turned bounty hunter who answered the call to capture the Millennium Falcon.
Kids and collectors alike can imagine the biggest battles and missions in the Star Wars saga with figures from Star Wars Retro Collection! With exquisite features and decoration, this series embodies the quality and realism that Star Wars devotees love. Star Wars Retro Collection includes figures from the 40-plus-year legacy of the Star Wars Galaxy, including movies and live-action series.
Simple text like that above is a key part of play and is lost on the current 3 3/4″ line as it has been replaced by international languages, legalese, and TVC aesthetics. As these figures are still pegged in the toy aisle and not on the collector walls in stores, kids, with the hundreds of hours of Star Wars media content available, should be given more information than a media logo. #BringBackTheFileCards
Hasbro has shared with us the official press release and images which you can find below:
STAR WARS RETRO COLLECTION 3.75-INCH SPECIAL BOUNTY HUNTERS 2-PACK DENGAR & IG-88 Figures
(HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $27.99/Available: Fall 2022)
The STAR WARS RETRO COLLECTION features exquisite design and detailing inspired by the original 1970s STAR WARS figures. The STAR WARS RETRO COLLECTION 3.75-INCH SPECIAL BOUNTY HUNTERS 2-PACK DENGAR & IG-88 figures are inspired by the beloved characters in STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and included DENGAR AND IG-88 figures, both of which are presented on individual RETRO COLLECTION cardbacks. Each figures feature 5 points of articulation, classic Kenner branding, as well as packaging treated with a weathered look. These figures come with premium entertainment-inspired accessories and make a great addition to any Star Wars collection. Includes: 2 figures and 3 accessories. Available for preorder at Amazon.com beginning 2/22 at 1:00 PM ET.