May the 4th Livestream Press Release

Hasbro kicked off the celebration of this year's May the 4th Day with their very own Livestream on the Hasbro Pulse YouTube channel! During the Fan First Wednesday event, the Brand Team did announce they would be returning to conventions this month with Star Wars Celebration.   The reveals in regards to what was shown for The Vintage Collection consisted 100% of reissued/repainted figures. The same went for the reissue box set of the Retro Collection that will be at first a Disney Park exclusive. The Black Series faired a bit better with multiple all-new sculpts with Endor Leia, Figrin/Nalan, and New Republic Security Droid. The 187th Trooper is the only straight repaint presented during the 45-minute show. In addition to all of the reveals [...]

Hasbro Pulse Livestream April ’22 Press Release

This morning Hasbro Pulse featured a number of reveals on their Fan First Wednesday Livestream on the Hasbro Pulse YouTube channel. Members of the Star Wars Brand Team Jing and Eric hosted the show and in addition to the number of figure reveals provided in the press images and release below they also gave a few pipeline updates and a hint at an upcoming Cantina Band set.   Pipeline reveals for The Vintage Collection included the following from The Mandalorian: The Black Series pipeline reveals were also from The Mandalorian and the Grogu figure already has fans speculating on all that will be included with the figure to justify the new $25 price point of The Black Series basic line. In much the same vein [...]

By |2022-04-06T15:44:02-07:00April 6th, 2022|Categories: Retro Collection, Rogue One, The Black Series, The Mandalorian, The Vintage Collection, Video Games|

Retro Collection Special Bounty Hunters 2-Pack Press Release

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 [...]

By |2022-02-22T13:44:10-08:00February 22nd, 2022|Categories: Retro Collection, The Empire Strikes Back|Tags: |

Fan First Livestream – September ’21 Press Release

This morning Hasbro Pulse hosted their first Star Wars Livestream in months which included loads of reveals of new product coming to The Vintage Collection and The Black Series. We will break down the Livestream in a follow-up post and in the next episode of Galaxy of Toys Podcast but in the meantime, here is the official press release sent do us by Hasbro about the products debuted today! STAR WARS: RETRO COLLECTION 3.75-INCH STORMTROOPER PROTOTYPE EDITION Figure (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $12.99/Available: Fall 2021) Inspired by the original 1970s Kenner STAR WARS line, this this collectible STAR WARS: RETRO COLLECTION 3.75-INCH STORMTROOPER PROTOTYPE EDITION Figure makes a great gift for fans and collectors. Featuring original Kenner design and sculpt, this [...]

By |2021-09-08T21:23:38-07:00September 8th, 2021|Categories: Retro Collection, The Black Series, The Mandalorian, The Vintage Collection|Tags: , |

Mando Mondays Press Release

This morning Lucasfilm launched their first official Mando Mondays with not only the debut of tons of new products based on The Mandolorian but staring many of the stars from the hit Disney+ series. Toy lines such as LEGO and Funko were represented by Hasbro stole the show with numerous releases. Each of the items previewed in the video went up for sale at 1 PM PST. On this particular Monday, Target, Wal*Mart, Amazon, and Hasbro Pulse/Shop Disney all had exclusives. In a surprising move, Hasbro chose to not make their latest Retro Collection line exclusive to any one retailer. Most items were easily found online with the exception of Target's exclusive item which is par for the course when it comes to their [...]

#RetroRedo Challenge Winner

We have just returned from traveling in time to announce the winner of our #RetroRedo Challenge where we asked fans to recreate their own version of the Hoth Ice Planet Adventure Game which was recently released as part of the Kenner Retro Collection. We are thankful to all who participated and wanted to highlight a few of our favorites. Jayson (Yakface.com)  Jayson's version severed as a great example image for the challenge! Adam (@TheJackSack) Adam really knocked this one out of the part but not only coming up with a fantastic concept which we all wish Hasbro would do but also designed the front and back of the package! GonkToys  GonkToys.com who make fantastic stands, displays acrylics and merch for vintage action figures, went with [...]

By |2020-07-08T21:19:43-07:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Retro Collection|

The #RetroRedo Challenge! – UPDATE

UPDATE - Inspired by our good friend Jayson over at Yakface - we are expanding the contest to include redos or new variations of the front of the box as well! See contest and examples down below! Over the past month, the Retro Collection wave of The Empire Strikes Back figures (which currently are Wal*Mart exclusives) have arrived at many stores and mailboxes across the country. The six figures in the wave, which include near-Kenner replicas of Boba Fett, Luke Skywalker (Bespin), Yoda, Lando Calrissian, Han Solo (Hoth) and Leia (Hoth), have become highly sought after not just for their nostalgia factor but also due to the poor quality online orders are arriving in and lack of any other new 3 3/4" figures currently on the [...]

By |2020-06-06T09:43:29-07:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: 40th Anniversary Collection, Retro Collection, The Empire Strikes Back|Tags: |

The Wal*Mart Dilemma

This past week many collectors across the country have begun to find in stores and/or be delivered their Wal*Mart preorders of the exclusive Retro Collection wave two based on The Empire Strikes Back. For those finding them in stores, it appears only some Wal*Marts are placing these on pegs as many have chosen to simply stack them on the shelves. Regardless of the stocking of these figures they both appear to both be generally mint when found in stores and unfortunately for many to disappear from shelves fairly quickly. Stores appear to be getting one or two cases of the figures in this initial release. The card backs on these figures are much thinner than their true vintage counterparts and are very susceptible to arching [...]

By |2020-05-24T16:56:54-07:00May 24th, 2020|Categories: 40th Anniversary Collection, Retro Collection, The Empire Strikes Back|

Prototype Edition Vader Variants

  Yesterday, our order from Target.com finally shipped to store and we were able to get our hands on a few Retro Collection Darth Vader (Prototype Edition) figures. This figure debuted at San Diego Comic-Con and was sold exclusively at the Entertainment Earth booth despite being a Target exclusive figure. Target.com had them in stock very briefly at the end of the August and just this week some brick-and-mortar stores in the country received some cases. Nevertheless, the figure has not shown up in great quantities much like the rest of the Retro Collection itself. Now so far today, there have been 18 different versions of the Prototype Vader due to its different color parts. If one was going by the color of the head, [...]

By |2019-09-08T08:22:56-07:00September 8th, 2019|Categories: Retro Collection, The Vintage Collection|Tags: |

More #MayTheFourth with the Retro Collection

This past weekend we were delighted to receive another special delivery for #MayTheFourth. Hasbro was kind enough to send us the full set of Target's upcoming exclusive Retro Collection figure set. The figures came packaged in a promo box which features images from the original vintage Action Display Stand from Kenner. After an early morning run to Free Comic Book Day to pick up the two Star Wars offerings from Marvel and IDW we returned home to open the gift set. We posted a quick review here:   As you can see from the video, we were lucky enough to find a second set at Target stores but these figures should be in supply this Sunday (Mother's Day) at your local store. Here you can see [...]

By |2019-05-08T08:57:33-07:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: Retro Collection|Tags: , , |
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