the vintage collection returns ...
after three years absence, the vintage series return
as the vintage collection series in 2010 in time to celebrate the 30th
anniversary of the empire strike back. unlike the previous
vintage series, the vintage collection are not limited to newly sculpted figures
but also repackaged of the previously released figures from the regular
line. the figures do get some improvements, such as new heads or
parts, while others are just
wholesale repaint with added soft goods. while this help make the line more expansive
and reduce the cost, the figures are not as high in qualities as the figures from
three years ago. also the figures in the vintage collection are
not necessary figures that were released in the original kenner line but
include many figures that never did appear in the old kenner series.
allow hasbro to release figures from the prequel along with other characters from the original trilogy
that never got proper kenner card. hasbro also release special
chase figures with silver foil cards as part of the "galactic hunt".
The first wave consisted of 11 figures from the
empire strike back including denga and 4-lom the two bounty hunters that
were missing from the previous vintage collection. some new
notable figures that were never part of original kenner line including
never before seen dac ralter and han solo in echo base outfit along with
a remake of cloud car pilot.
the second wave features figures from revenge of
the sith, the last movie from the prequel trilogy, which
celebrating the 5th anniversary in 2010. this collection contains
reissue figures from several years ago along with some brand new
figures such as magnaguard and darth sidious. a lone sandtrooper from
star wars: a new hope is also strangely part of this wave.
the third wave includes figures from return of the jedi
all of the cards with exception of wege antilles are from the original kenner
line from 1980's . the forth wave will contains
figures from attack of the clone prequel movie. there is a
good opportunity here to get a new figure with better details and
articulations but sadly many are repaints of figures from the last few
the fifth wave is the first mixed wave and have
figures from various movies. the notable figures are new luke and
han and finally yoda that was removed from wave 2 is in this wave.
all the others are repaint or repackaged figures from previous saga