Its hard to believe that its been 7 years since Hasbro released their Wal*Mart exclusive Father’s Day card/action figure set. This release remains unique as it not only turned into it’s own gift box but is the only holiday-themed set Hasbro has ever created outside of their handful of Christmas sets. Released in 2007 as part of The 30th Anniversary Collection this set wasn’t as largely produced as Wal*Mart exclusives typically are.
Of the figures included, just one was just unique enough to give loose collectors motivation to purchase it. The unfatherly Darth Vader figure was a straight repack of the Throne Room Duel release from 2003’s Star Wars “Saga” line. Luke was a kitbashed figure that merged two previous versions from the Saga line to create this unique son of Skywalker.
In our opinion this was a fantastic concept for a new Star Wars figure release and would love to see Hasbro return to the well of holiday-themed sets much in the very successful way Lego Star Wars continues to do each year.
We here at From 4-LOM to Zucukss wish all fathers and father substitutes the happiest of days and that the Force and the Figures be with you!