• Hasbro Star Wars Vintage Line Revived

      Great news, STAR WARS action figure fans! Hasbro will be re-issuing “fan favorites” from the popular VINTAGE line. Hasbro has heard fans loud and clear, and as such only the “best of the best” characters from previously released waves will be featured in the revived line. The new series of VINTAGE figures will be available starting in early February 2013. Distribution of characters may vary by location and is not controlled by Hasbro, so please check your local retailer for your favorite characters around that time.




      Characters to be featured in the line include the following in the U.S. market:

      · Episode I Darth Maul
      · Episode VI Luke Skywalker (Lightsaber Contruction) – Deleted Scene figure
      · CW Anakin Skywalker
      · Episode IV Darth Vader
      · Episode V Luke Skywalker (Hoth Outfit)
      · Episode II Aayla Secura
      · EU Nom Anor
      · Episode III Clone Trooper (501st Legion)
      · Episode VI Kithaba (Skiff Guard)
      · Episode IV Dr. Evazan (Cantina Patron)
      · Episode VI Wedge Antilles
      · Episode II Barriss Offee (Jedi Padawan)
      · Episode V Han Solo (Bespin Outfit)
      · Episode IV Bom Vindin (Cantina Patron)
      · EU ARC Trooper Commander
      · Episode VI Logray (Ewok Medicine Man)
      · Episode VI Gamorrean Guard
      · Episode IV Rebel Fleet Trooper
      · Episode III Odd Ball (Clone Pilot)
      · Episode IV Grand Moff Tarkin
      · Episode VI Nikto (Skiff Guard)
      · EU Starkiller (Vader’s Apprentice)
      · EU Shae Vizla (Old Republic Bounty Hunter)



      The following characters will available in markets outside of the U.S.:

      Wave 1

      · Episode II Aayla Secura
      · Episode III Clone Trooper (501st Legion)
      · Episode VI Kithaba (Skiff Guard)
      · Episode IV Dr. Evazan (Cantina Patron)
      · Episode VI Wedge Antilles
      · Episode II Barriss Offee (Jedi Padawan)
      · Episode V Han Solo (Bespin Outfit)
      · Episode IV Bom Vindin (Cantina Patron)
      · EU ARC Trooper Commander
      · Episode IV Rebel Fleet Trooper
      · Episode VI Gamorrean Guard
      · Episode VI Logray (Ewok Medicine Man)

      Wave 2
      · Episode I Jar Jar Binks
      · Episode I Jar Jar Binks (Lost Line Look)
      · Episode II Clone Trooper Lieutenant
      · Episode II Clone Trooper Lieutenant (Lost Line Look)
      · Episode III Shocktrooper
      · Episode III Shocktrooper (Lost Line Look)
      · Episode IV Sandtrooper
      · Episode IV Sandtrooper (Lost Line Look)
      · Episode V Princess Leia (Bespin Outfit)
      · Episode V Princess Leia (Bespin Outfit) (Lost Line Look)
      · Episode VI Darth Vader
      · Episode VI Darth Vader (Lost Line Look)
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      Comments 7 Comments
      1. Mr. JabbaJohnL's Avatar
        Mr. JabbaJohnL -
        It looks like they're just re-shipping the cases of wave 4 and 5 that didn't make it out to stores, though the carry-forward Darth Malgus is not on here for some reason. I've seen some more wave 4 at Walmart, and see that other people have seen it at Target and TRU, so I guess this should hopefully be a good way to get these figures out there. (I would have liked to have seen Bastila Shan, Ponda Baba, and the Echo Base Trooper again, but oh well.) Strange that it's not controlled by Hasbro, and I wonder if this will be at mass retail or at closeout shops. At least they're doing something to get these out again.
      1. happy's Avatar
        happy -
        This is just sad, Hasblo.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Sounds like they're blind-selling cases to retailers at a discount to keep the pegs alive until the new Legacy Collection product can get there. While I applaud them trying to get these figures back out, as JabbaJohn said, this looks like it's just waves 4 and 5, there's no consideration for what's still missing, no Imperial Navy Commander for example, and no return of 2011 short-shipped product like the Hoth Rebel Trooper and Bastila Shan.

        This also makes me wonder why the hell wave 6 went online-only exclusive if stores were going to continue holding the SKU on the pegs anyway.
      1. figrin bran's Avatar
        figrin bran -
        Perhaps with the announcement of Episode VII, this is a way of spreading out the BAD waves into 2014 and early 2015?

        Even with all the distribution woes, I managed to get every figure on that list so I guess I can save some money for the first few months of 2013.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Quote Originally Posted by figrin bran View Post
        Perhaps with the announcement of Episode VII, this is a way of spreading out the BAD waves into 2014 and early 2015?

        Even with all the distribution woes, I managed to get every figure on that list so I guess I can save some money for the first few months of 2013.
        I doubt it, this doesn't really offset Legacy Collection 2 by more than a couple months.

        Saving money, yes, but also that time off takes the wind out of my collecting sails. This happened last year as well and I ended up buying less SW this year for it.
      1. Steve Sabbai's Avatar
        Steve Sabbai -
        ...hASSbro totally dropped the ball on the Vintage Collection Line...Thanks for NOT meeting collectors expectations!...
      1. Maerj2000's Avatar
        Maerj2000 -
        We got none of those figures in my area. I think that our local Wal-Mart has not gotten any new figures since last February.
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