These new figures joining the Black Series and The Vintage Collection lines are inspired by the popular 1980’s animated series STAR WARS: DROIDS (The Adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO). Included in the line are STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH ARTOO-DETOO (R2-D2), SEE-THREEPIO (C-3PO), and BOBA FETT Figures as well as a STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH BOBA FETT Figure.
Today Hasbro announced an amazing line of Star Wars figures featuring the card art of the 1985 line of Star Wars: Droids (The Adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO)! The press release blurb uses the the term “popular” in regards to the series from ’85, but we are more certain these figures will 100% be popular to new and old fans alike. Each is exclusive to Target which throughout the past 18 months of quarantine means they will sell out, but whether that will be ten seconds, ten minutes or ten hours will be tough to predict. One thing is for sure though, this brings a fantastic new cardback to The Vintage Collection which since its relaunch has primarily relied on traditional black and silver Kenner designs. We love this design and are already crossing our figures for more figures from the series as it is ripe with characters ready for repaints. For those unfamiliar with the series, which is available on Disney+ in its entirety, the series featured cameos and appearances by a number of Original Trilogy aliens, characters and droids.
Another exciting feature about these 3 3/4″ figures is the return of the collector coins. These coins were included with all original Kenner figures in 1985 and over the years saw a reemergence, most notably in The 30th Anniversary Collection. Since this 50th Anniversary LFL celebration year is only 3/4 over, here’s hoping we could see the Ewoks line make an appearance and officially round out the vintage-era cardbacks.
At the time of print it is still unclear when these will be available but a good bet would be tomorrow for Target’s Friday Star Wars reveal.
Below is the official press release and images we received from Hasbro:
STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH BOBA FETT Figure
(HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $26.49)
Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH BOBA FETT Figure inspired by STAR WARS: DROIDS (The Adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO). STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring a poseable head, arms, and legs, as well as premium deco, in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and 2 accessories. Available exclusively at Target.