Super7’s ReAction SDCC Exclusive

Today Super7 released images of their upcoming ReAction San Diego Comic-Con exclusive. Their Robot "Maria" figure, from the 1927 film Metropolis, features packaging which is a direct tribute to Kenner's vintage The Power of the Force line. In addition to the card back, it also includes a collectible coin just like the 1985 series. Maria from the classic 1927 Science Fiction silent film Metropolis makes her San Diego @Comic_Con debut as this exclusive 3.75" ReActon Figure with vac-metal finish and collectible coin. Only available at Booth 2543 while supplies last. Meet her next week in San Diego! We are absolutely in love with this figure as it also includes both a silver leg just like C-3PO and but is also vac metalized, which is a [...]

By |2019-07-08T21:02:56-07:00July 8th, 2019|Categories: The Power of the Force, Vintage|Tags: , , |

Vintage Kenner Figures in Toy Story 4

This past weekend, Toy Story 4 made its debut and so did the animated versions of two of our favorite vintage Kenner action figures! As we discussed earlier this year, Walrus Man and Ben "Obi-Wan" Kenobi from 1978 are featured in the latest addition to the Toy Story franchise. SPOILER WARNING: While their appearance is very brief it is reminiscent of their encounter in the Mos Eisley Cantina. When Woody enlists his old sweetheart Bo in a mission to recover his Bonnie's new "toy" Forky, they visit a pinball machine which acts like a speakeasy club for lost toys. On their way to recruit Duke Kaboom they past a dismembered Zebra plush who sits next to Old Ben and Panda Boba reenacting their first interaction. In [...]

By |2019-07-01T23:52:55-07:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Kenner Cameo, Uncategorized, Vintage|Tags: |

Celebrate #MayTheFourth with the Retro Collection

This May the Fourth, Hasbro is celebrating the Saga with the upcoming release of the Retro Collection line of figures. Hasbro has sent us and their promotional partners a free special delivery "inspired by Kenner's iconic Early Bird Certificate Package." The cardboard mailer includes a replica of the sticker sheet included with the original Early Bird kit and an informational card about #MayTheFourth. The back of the package includes the press release information about the 3.75-inch Retro Collection figure assortment coming to Targets later this month. STAR WARS RETRO COLLECTION 3.75-INCH Figure Assortment (Hasbro/Age: 4 & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Spring 2019) Inspired by STAR WARS '70'-style action figures, the STAR WARS RETRO COLLECTION 3.75-inch-scale figures feature Kenner-style figure design and detailing, and make a [...]

By |2019-05-01T06:28:24-07:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Retro Collection, The Vintage Collection 2, Vintage|Tags: , |

“Action Figures: A Star Wars Story” Insider #189

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 [...]

By |2019-04-29T23:19:51-07:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Star Wars Celebration, Vintage|Tags: , , |

Toy Story 4’s Kenner Cameo

On an outing to catch Disney's latest animated film adaptation, Dumbo, with the kids, we new to keep a very special eye out in case the latest Toy Story 4 trailer played. We give full credit to the eagle-eyed Dan The Pixar Fan and the numerous folks that gave us the heads up on this cameo. As That Junkman points out, the appearance of two Kenner action figures happens at time-code 1:38 in the trailer which is yet another Star Wars nod. For those well-versed in the vintage line, there is no mistaking the white hear and brown cape of a Kenner Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi. And as for his "friend", could the inclusion of a Kenner Walrus Man be foreshadowing as to what type of establishment [...]

By |2019-03-30T18:30:19-07:00March 30th, 2019|Categories: Vintage|Tags: , |

Vintage Toys on The Goldbergs

On last week's episode of The Goldbergs, the Goldberg children were threatened with having some of their favorite toys given away to their cousin Gleb. Among the amazing haul of '80s toys were some vintage Star Wars, He-Man, Transformers, and GI Joe items to name a few. When it comes to Star Wars, the following pieces were clearly visible from the vintage Kenner line: Twin-Pod Cloud Car "Battle Damaged" X-Wing Fighter Scout Walker Vehicle Land Speeder Land of the Jawas Action Playset This seventeenth episode of Season 6 plays up a Perfect Strangers rift and is aptly titled "Our Perfect Strangers" and debuted on February 27th, 2019. Erica, Barry and Adam are not happy when their distant relative Gleb visits from Russia, until they realize he can make their [...]

By |2019-03-07T22:47:33-08:00March 7th, 2019|Categories: The Empire Strikes Back, Vintage|Tags: , |

Plastic Crack – New Collecting Docu Series

The first season of the new documentary series on toy collecting, Plastic Crack, is now available on Amazon Prime. We are excited for this series because not only for our love of most of the toy lines featured but it spotlights our friend Gus Lopez in Episode 2 and his infamous toy and prop collection, The Bobacabana. We can't thank you enough for your patience and support to our project. We are happy to announce that the first season is available NOW on Amazon Prime (Link for the US) (Link for the UK) for now since in the next months we will be announcing the platforms that will carry the series on different countries. Again, many many thanks and we sincerely hope you all like it!

By |2019-02-27T09:55:47-08:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Vintage|Tags: , |

Retro Collection Toy Fair 2019 Press Release

While we are still wading through the mountain of reveals and information that was released today we are happy to share with you, courtesy of our friends at Hasbro, their official Star Wars Press Release for everything discussed at today's panel. Here are the information and images regarding their new Kenner-inspired sculpted action figure line on "scuffed" vintage cardbacks coming exclusively to Target this Spring. Of note in the press release is that the Escape from the Death Star will be available at all major retailers. HASBRO STAR WARS TOY FAIR REVEALS 2019 STAR WARS RETRO COLLECTION DARTH VADER 3.75-INCH Figure (HASBRO/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Spring 2019) Available exclusively at Target. STAR WARS RETRO COLLECTION CHEWBACCA 3.75-INCH Figure (HASBRO/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Spring 2019) Available exclusively [...]

By |2019-02-16T17:25:25-08:00February 16th, 2019|Categories: The Vintage Collection 2, Toy Fair, Vintage|Tags: |

GALAXY OF TOYS Episode 75: The Last 17 (Part 2)

Jason Luttrull and the hosts are back with another Kenner-themed episode in Galaxy of Toys' now six-year journey in revisiting the vintage Star Wars action figure line wave-by-wave. Tune in as Ryan Beise (MrByZ's Toy Reviews), Matthew Fox (This Week In Star Wars), and Jake Stevens ( are joined by the return of Tom Berges ( to riff on each figure from this last, last wave of movie figures from Kenner before they turned their attention to animated series figures. You can follow along with each figure at and as always, let us know what you think of the show on the official Facebook page. About Galaxy of Toys Podcast Galaxy of Toys Podcast is a discussion about Star Wars toys from the past, present, and future. [...]

By |2019-02-12T13:46:22-08:00February 12th, 2019|Categories: Galaxy of Toys, Vintage|

The White Witch Uncovered

Today, our friend and Star Wars prototype and prop collector shared one of his most prized acquisitions from the past year. In his post on social media, Lopez revealed the long-thought-lost prototype for the canceled White Witch vehicle from the Droids animated series toy line. View this post on Instagram #BestOf2018 This piece is a significant discovery for Star Wars toy collecting. It’s the White Witch vehicle from the Droids series, which was designed but never produced for that toy line. We know from Kenner photography that Kenner made at least a few samples of these, but for many years collectors did not know if any of those samples still existed. This prototype is the same one used in some of the Kenner photography based [...]

By |2019-01-29T13:07:49-08:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: Droids, Vintage|
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