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 great addition to any nostalgic fan’s STAR WARS collection. Imagine the excitement of the ’70’s when the STAR WARS original trilogy had just begun, and Kenner began releasing classic STAR WARS figures for avid fans of the space saga. With figures inspired by the original sculpt and design of the ’70s, the STAR WARS RETRO COLLECTION lets fans and collectors continue their collection from a galaxy far, far away! Characters in this assortment include LUKE SKYWALKER, DARTH VADER, PRINCESS LEIA, CHEWBACCA, HAN SOLO, and STORMTROOPER. Available exclusively at Target and Target.com on 5/12/2019 and at most fan channel retailers nationwide in Fall 2019.
Note the addition to the end sentence in the press release info we received electronicially: “on 5/12/2019 and at most fan channel retailers nationwide in Fall 2019”.
We are also very excited about the release of the Retro Collection which was announced at New York Toy Fair earlier this year and then put up for pre-order during that same weekend on Target.com. The tentative release date for the figures in this line is May 12th at Target stores and Target.com but the Escape Death Star Game with the exclusive Grand Moff Tarkin can be found currently in Target’s board game aisle and is not exclusive to the retailer.
The following is a visual guide of each announced item (so far) for the Retro Collection, a sub-line of the reborn The Vintage Collection.
Retro Collection Visual Guide
Exclusive Figures ————
- Darth Vader
- Han Solo
- Luke Skywalker
- Princess Leia
San Diego Comic-Con 2019
- Darth Vader Prototype Edition
- Escape Death Star Game
- Grand Moff Tarkin
Thanks again to Hasbro for the #FreeProduct and wish everyone a Happy May the Fourth this Saturday (which is also Free Comic Book Day and IDW is giving away a free Solo comic book, double bonus!)
Until next time,
May the Figures be with you!