• Hasbro The Vintage Collection Slave I Amazon Exclusive Pre-order Begins

      Amazon.com now has their exclusive Hasbro The Vintage Collection Slave I from The Empire Strikes Back available for pre-order!



      Enter a galaxy of adventure and imagination with Star Wars toys. This incredible saga of good versus evil in a galaxy far, far away includes some of the greatest heroes and villains of all time. Recreate exciting scenes from the films, television series, books and games with the action figures and vehicles. Pretend to be a favorite character with role-play gear including Light sabers, blasters and masks. There is something for everyone young and old for playtime adventures and awesome collections. Jedi Knights, Sith Lords, bounty hunters and aliens of all kinds are here. For over 30 years, Star Wars has fueled imaginations and thrilled children and adults with the adventures of Luke Skywalker as he learns the ways of the Jedi, the dark villainy of Darth Vader, the wisdom of Yoda and the exciting events that reach across an entire galaxy. May the Force be with you. Star Wars toys are produced by Hasbro under license from Lucas film Ltd.

      Retail price is $99.99 and will ship on August 15th. Thanks to Mike for the tip!

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      Comments 63 Comments
      1. Mr. JabbaJohnL's Avatar
        Mr. JabbaJohnL -
        The Clone Wars version was only $10 more and included a Jedi Starfighter and five figures, two of which were new sculpts. I find it interesting that the link calls it a six-pack, since rumors say that it included figures that were taken out to be resold elsewhere.

        Still, I guess $100 with free shipping isn't that bad. Thanks for the link!
      1. Maradona's Avatar
        Maradona -
        Anyone notice how the Vintage Collection Amazon Pre-order for the TIE Interceptor says that it comes with seven figures?
      1. Mr. JabbaJohnL's Avatar
        Mr. JabbaJohnL -
        Here's the TIE Interceptor. It doesn't come with any figures - I think whoever put these up on Amazon must have been confused by the box art, since there are six figures on the Slave I box and seven on the Interceptor, which are the numbers indicated in the listings. So maybe there weren't originally going to be more figures with the Slave I after all. Either way, Amazon needs to sort it out.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Yeah, thanks Mike for the tip.

        I think Amazon will change the titles to remove the multipack counts. I don't think these were ever planned to come with figures, but someone at Amazon saw the box art and got confused.

        I preordered this thing when I saw it, not sure if I can justify $100 for it though, that's a lot of scratch for what's at most a $60 vehicle.
      1. morpheus282's Avatar
        morpheus282 -
        To me $50 for the TIE and $100 for Slave 1 is just a bit high. I think $35 for the TIE and $65 for Slave 1 would be fair, but I'm probably just living in the past with that idea. If I recall correctly I paid close to $99 for the AT-AT and that's probably my favorite vehicle. I'm (grudgingly) in for a TIE, but I just can't justify spending $100 on Slave 1 no matter how much I'd like to have it.
      1. sith_killer_99's Avatar
        sith_killer_99 -
        Ugh, $100 for a Slave I. Pass.

        The actual vintage Slave I is going for about $80 on ebay.
      1. Mr. JabbaJohnL's Avatar
        Mr. JabbaJohnL -
        Quote Originally Posted by JediTricks View Post
        I think Amazon will change the titles to remove the multipack counts. I don't think these were ever planned to come with figures, but someone at Amazon saw the box art and got confused.

        I preordered this thing when I saw it, not sure if I can justify $100 for it though, that's a lot of scratch for what's at most a $60 vehicle.
        I also believe someone goofed after looking at the boxes, but there was still a rumor from a somewhat reputable source on Rebelscum that said there were going to be figures in the set at one point. This was before it was ever confirmed - publicly, we've always known it was only coming with the carbonite block, but obviously it takes a while to plan these items and things often change.

        Quote Originally Posted by morpheus282 View Post
        To me $50 for the TIE and $100 for Slave 1 is just a bit high. I think $35 for the TIE and $65 for Slave 1 would be fair, but I'm probably just living in the past with that idea. If I recall correctly I paid close to $99 for the AT-AT and that's probably my favorite vehicle. I'm (grudgingly) in for a TIE, but I just can't justify spending $100 on Slave 1 no matter how much I'd like to have it.
        The last release of the TIE Interceptor in 2009 was a $50 TRU exclusive. I believe it's an identical sculpt but the versions have different paint apps. The TRU version also had a TIE Pilot figure, but it's not like we don't have tons of those by this point already.

        Quote Originally Posted by sith_killer_99 View Post
        Ugh, $100 for a Slave I. Pass.

        The actual vintage Slave I is going for about $80 on ebay.
        To be fair, this one is significantly larger than the original. I wonder if they modified it at all from the Clone Wars version other than paint, but I doubt it.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Quote Originally Posted by morpheus282 View Post
        To me $50 for the TIE and $100 for Slave 1 is just a bit high. I think $35 for the TIE and $65 for Slave 1 would be fair, but I'm probably just living in the past with that idea. If I recall correctly I paid close to $99 for the AT-AT and that's probably my favorite vehicle. I'm (grudgingly) in for a TIE, but I just can't justify spending $100 on Slave 1 no matter how much I'd like to have it.
        Yeah, the AT-AT was $100. And yes, you're right that $35 and $65 are way more reasonable; tragically that is called "living in the past" despite the TIE Interceptor being a pile of significantly-reused parts and the Slave I being a mere paintjob and Han Solo carbonite block. I'm the opposite of you though, the Slave I is big and new to me; the TIE Interceptor is something I could literally throw together with toys I already have, so I'm getting the Slave I and passing on the TIE.


        Quote Originally Posted by sith_killer_99 View Post
        Ugh, $100 for a Slave I. Pass.

        The actual vintage Slave I is going for about $80 on ebay.
        The actual vintage Slave I is way smaller and hollow inside.

        Quote Originally Posted by Mr. JabbaJohnL View Post
        I also believe someone goofed after looking at the boxes, but there was still a rumor from a somewhat reputable source on Rebelscum that said there were going to be figures in the set at one point. This was before it was ever confirmed - publicly, we've always known it was only coming with the carbonite block, but obviously it takes a while to plan these items and things often change.
        I guess we have another question for Hasbro then. That said, this is a good example of why SSG doesn't trade in rumors.
      1. morpheus282's Avatar
        morpheus282 -
        Quote Originally Posted by Mr. JabbaJohnL View Post
        The last release of the TIE Interceptor in 2009 was a $50 TRU exclusive. I believe it's an identical sculpt but the versions have different paint apps. The TRU version also had a TIE Pilot figure, but it's not like we don't have tons of those by this point already.
        I didn't buy that one due to finances - I couldn't afford it and everything else that was out at the time. Since it's the only TIE wth the new cockpit design that I don't have (and there's nothing else on the shelf right now) it's time for me to buy it.

        Quote Originally Posted by JediTricks View Post
        Yeah, the AT-AT was $100. And yes, you're right that $35 and $65 are way more reasonable; tragically that is called "living in the past" despite the TIE Interceptor being a pile of significantly-reused parts and the Slave I being a mere paintjob and Han Solo carbonite block. I'm the opposite of you though, the Slave I is big and new to me; the TIE Interceptor is something I could literally throw together with toys I already have, so I'm getting the Slave I and passing on the TIE.
        I didn't get any of the modern TIE interceptors for various reasons and while I would like to get both the exclusives I just can't justify $100 on Slave 1 right now. To me the AT-AT was twice the value for that price even if it was released a few years ago. If it gets clearanced down to $75 I'll probably go for it, otherwise I'll just have to skip it for now.
      1. sith_killer_99's Avatar
        sith_killer_99 -
        OKAY, I can buy the 2013 Jango Fett Slave I for $20-$30 on ebay. Is there a significant difference? Or did Hasbro go with the old standby one mold different paint job thing?
      1. Snowtrooper's Avatar
        Snowtrooper -
        As far as I know, its just a repaint with a new Carbonite Han. I decided to preorder both the Slave 1 and the Interceptor. I didn't get the last release of the interceptor and I really wanted the Big Slave 1 in ESB colors, so I decided to splurge and get em.
      1. Mr. JabbaJohnL's Avatar
        Mr. JabbaJohnL -
        Quote Originally Posted by sith_killer_99 View Post
        OKAY, I can buy the 2013 Jango Fett Slave I for $20-$30 on ebay. Is there a significant difference? Or did Hasbro go with the old standby one mold different paint job thing?
        Yeeow, they're not even remotely close. The 2013 Jango version in the Yoda box is the scaled-down version that's the tiniest version so far, even smaller than the 2002 Jango version or the vintage/POTF2 Boba version. It only fits one figure and fires a missile from its front. It is currently available in stores for $20. This Vintage release is a repaint of the 2010 version from the Rise of Boba Fett Ultimate Battle Pack, which was a TRU exclusive that included the AOTC/TCW Slave I, Mace Windu's Jedi Starfighter, and figures of Anakin, Mace, Boba, Bossk, and Mace's droid R8-B7. It fits three figures in the cockpit and includes a spacious interior, extendable ramp, two firing missiles, two dropping bombs, and a few hidden compartments that can fit the carbonite. It's huge. You can see a comparison between the two ships here.

        Quote Originally Posted by snowtrooper View Post
        As far as I know, its just a repaint with a new Carbonite Han.
        The carbonite Han is a non-thawed repaint of the accessory that came with the late 2005/early 2006 TSC Han figure.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Quote Originally Posted by sith_killer_99 View Post
        OKAY, I can buy the 2013 Jango Fett Slave I for $20-$30 on ebay. Is there a significant difference? Or did Hasbro go with the old standby one mold different paint job thing?
        Yeah, that thing is the smallest Slave I toy for regular figures EVER, it's not really worthy of Boba Fett. That comparison Jabbajohn put up says a lot too, and I didn't even realize that the new one has NO WEATHERING, how cheap is that?!?

        In comparing this new Boba Fett Slave I to its original Clone Wars release on ebay, it's closed for $53 and once for $100 loose, and hasn't been offered packaged in the last 3 months I guess.
      1. El Chuxter's Avatar
        El Chuxter -
        That one Slave I looks like an escape pod for the other.
      1. sith_killer_99's Avatar
        sith_killer_99 -
        Wow, okay, that is a MASSIVE difference! Still not ready to drop $100, but much better than I originally thought.
      1. morpheus282's Avatar
        morpheus282 -
        Quote Originally Posted by Mr. JabbaJohnL View Post
        After looking through the photo gallery and reminding myself how cool it was in 2010, I have to admit that I'd like to buy the Amazon release. However, the gallery also reminds me that the TRU price was $109.99 for this ship, a Jedi starfighter, and five figures. The current Amazon price tag is just a little silly even accounting for three years of inflation.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Quote Originally Posted by El Chuxter View Post
        That one Slave I looks like an escape pod for the other.
        Ha! Yeah it does.

        Quote Originally Posted by sith_killer_99 View Post
        Wow, okay, that is a MASSIVE difference! Still not ready to drop $100, but much better than I originally thought.
        Quote Originally Posted by morpheus282 View Post
        After looking through the photo gallery and reminding myself how cool it was in 2010, I have to admit that I'd like to buy the Amazon release. However, the gallery also reminds me that the TRU price was $109.99 for this ship, a Jedi starfighter, and five figures. The current Amazon price tag is just a little silly even accounting for three years of inflation.
        Yeah, I hear you guys on both. I'd be in the same boat but I've wanted a better Slave I for a while, so I'm willing to go out on a limb to get it just a little further.
      1. Snowtrooper's Avatar
        Snowtrooper -
        Whoops! I meant to say it was a repaint of the CW multipack version released a few years back. NOT the crappy 2013 version.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Quote Originally Posted by Snowtrooper View Post
        Whoops! I meant to say it was a repaint of the CW multipack version released a few years back. NOT the crappy 2013 version.
        We knew, you didn't say the wrong thing.
      1. Mr. JabbaJohnL's Avatar
        Mr. JabbaJohnL -
        The price has been lowered to $69.99, thankfully. The placard said it would be that price at SDCC and now Amazon has updated accordingly. Hopefully this will move more units now.
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