The Star Wars Room: A 2022 Year In Review

2022 was a very strange time for me in the Star Wars room and as a Star Wars collector in general. It was the first time since I started collecting in the 1990’s that I actually felt like something was wrong in my collecting world. In retrospect I can blame it on one big reason: way too much time off from work. I work in the automotive industry in Canada on the assembly line. Since 2021 thanks to COVID and the worldwide microchip shortage I have faced a ton of layoffs on a week to week basis. What this has meant is that I have had all the time I could possibly want to spend in my Star Wars room. Add to this the fact that I’m not bringing home a regular paycheque week to week which means buying less figures and supplies for dioramas. All of this downtime should be a dream come true, right? Well, like Bruce Springsteen once sang, “with every wish there comes a curse.”

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The Star Wars room should be a place of fun, a place of refuge even. It should be a place where I can forget about my troubles and the real world and have some fun with my Star Wars figures. But what happens when you literally NOTHING BUT TIME on your hands? Your hobby becomes boring. Yes, it’s true. I discovered that I could spend too much time in the Star Wars room, to the point where I didn’t WANT to go near it. For weeks I would walk past the room, on my way to the laundry room, give it a cursory glance and continue on. I was discovering that having unlimited access to it was taking the fun out of it altogether because I couldn’t think of anything to do in it. Of course there is always cleaning, dusting, reorganizing, cataloguing and building to do but for me I need to feel inspired to do these things and I found that inspiration usually hit me while working on the assembly line. The monotony of my job means I have ALOT of time spent in my own head. When I would come up with a new idea or project for the Star Wars room I couldn’t wait to get home and try it out. When you are home as much as I have been you discover a lot less opportunity for inspiration.

This isn’t to say that I didn’t do anything with my Star Wars room in 2022 but on a day to day basis things had changed for me. It wasn’t until I had a decent stretch of constant work beginning in the middle of October did I begin to re-appreciate my hobby. I needed a regular routine where the Star Wars room once again became a source of fun. That’s what the rest of this article is going to be about: new pickups and new changes in my Star Wars room.

Hasbro Pulse “Haslab” Razor Crest
Talk about the elephant in the room! The enormous vehicle from The Mandalorian arrived on my doorstep on February 24, 2022. It is gorgeous, absolutely beautiful! You can check out my review of it HERE. I can’t believe I own one! The detailing on it is incredible and yet I find myself actually wary of doing much with it. There’s the practical reason of the vehicle’s interior being too small for adult hands but more than that I sometimes feel like (read in Will Smith’s MIB voice) I’m gonna break this damn thing! As you can see below I have it displayed prominantly in the center of my room, perched on a small IKEA glass table. So maybe that’s on me for using glass as a load bearing weight but I had to display it somewhere! I have had one encounter where I stepped off of a foot stool, pivoted and nearly fell right on top of it, my one hand actually resting on an engine for support. I also find the removable panels to be flimsy so I use an incredible amount of care when i remove them. Having this albatross stare at me from the centre of my collection as I walk past definitely gave me an Anakin “what have I done” feeling from time to time. Whining aside though, I love it.

Vintage Kenner Display Project
You have to love when you have a spouse who is always looking out for you, even when it comes to collecting Star Wars figures. Mrs Tarkin spotted a nice looking shelf while we were at an antique mall and thought it could work in the Star Wars room. When I suggested I could move my vintage Kenner figures to it she said she would paint it for me. We agreed that giving it a vintage Kenner card back look would be just the thing. I love how it turned out. The yellow is super bright and stands out great in the room. I rearranged two IKEA Billy bookcases in order to create basically a vintage Kenner corner, all thanks to a cheap antique find! I also managed to knock 4 or 5 more figures off of my Kenner list in 2022. I’m by no means a completist with the old Kenner line so it’s always fun to add something to the display.

Star Wars “Research Library”
In another case of “Star Wars spousal support” I wanted a way to pull all of my Star Wars book together for easier access. My books were scattered in multiple locations in our house; some on our large bookshelf, inside the TV stand, under an end table in the bedroom and in the Star Wars room itself. The trouble with this was having to search for what I was looking for. You know what it’s like, you suddenly think to yourself, “what was that box thing Chirrut Imwe wears in Rogue One?” Then you have to think about where the book is stored and whether or not there are other books to move to get to it. And make sure when you pull the book out that there aren’t any chochkis that could get knocked over. Just a pain. (BTW,the box Chirrut wears is an “Echo-box transmitter.” – Source: Star Wars Rogue One The Ultimate Visual Guide – Page91. Thanks, Pablo:) )

So my wife and I decided on moving some furniture around and I picked up a bookcase that complemented the one we already have. Now my books are in one place with only a few pieces of Star Wars “stuff” to accent things including a vintage flashlight that looks very much like a lightsaber; my first adult LEGO set, the Trench Run and an MPG model display of R2D2/C3P0 (Mrs Tarkin knows when I really LOVE something from my childhood).

“The Arrowhead” Turbo Tank
I had managed to pick up two incomplete Clone Wars-era Turbo Tanks in the past few years. The prices on them were so good I had to have them. After realizing that the second one was more of a “couldn’t resist the price” rather than than a “had to have two” sort of thing I decided to modify one of them. I had never tackled a project involving painting of this size before but since I had paid next to nothing for the second tank I thought it was a good way to test my ideas. I couldn’t be happier with how things turned out and have even come up with a crew and backstory for this huge vehicle. Now the Turbo Tank is “The Arrowhead” and is part of a Rebel strike team known as “Boreal Squad.” As an avid camper and action figure outdoor photographer I can’t wait to bring this beast on vacation and show it off in the woods of Northern Ontario.

CLICK the image below to see the steps of the project:

Expanded Rebel Base
As long as we’re talking about customizing, the pride of my Star Wars room is my huge rebel base diorama. I have added to this diorama over the years and I have to admit that I was running out of expansion ideas. My buddy Ryan helped with the first expansion step: Add another section on the floor. I had used a wooden crate to support the display above this area because it seemed like any set up directly on the floor would be hard to see. I decided that I would be able to figure out some way to display things there so Ryan helped me add legs to the display and pull the wooden crate out. This turned out to be a good spot for the Legacy Millennium Falcon which is enormous. I treated it like it was a movie set piece where only part of it would need to be visible and added a couple of styrofoam walls to either side. It looked great.

In July 2022 I picked up my second of two Antoch Merrick Blue Leader X-wing Fighters and once again space was an issue. I could have hung one of these X-wings from the ceiling as I have many fighters up there already but I really wanted to have both on display in the rebel base. Buying the glass table for the Razor Crest turned out to be part of the solution to my space problem. I was able to move my Legacy Collection Millennium Falcon to the bottom shelf of the glass table (having the two largest Star Wars vehicles together looks amazing) and after a few more moves I was able to add all three of my new X-wing fighters to the top shelf of the display. I even took it a step further and made a small garage that I could park an A-wing fighter inside while parking a B-wing fighter on top. Check out more details on my Rebel Base by clicking the image below.

With new vehicle releases from Hasbro becoming less and less frequent I ‘should’ be ok for the next while. But I’ve said that before….

GI Joe Accessories
A friend gave me a huge amount of accessories from his GI Joe collection. I have always resisted going outside of the Star Wars universe when it comes to action figures but there were so many accessories and greeblies that he kindly gifted me that I couldn’t resist. Suddenly I had tool boxes, walkie-talkies, search lights, ladders and spare heads for customizing figures. Much of it went into the projects you have just read about and really took things to the next level. Thanks, Eddie!

New Action Figures
I had originally intended on doing a seperate article on some of my favourite action figure releases of 2022 but most of these are on everone’s favourites lists anyway so I’ll just list them briefly here:

The Vintage Collection Deluxe Boba Fett (Tatooine): I can’t believe I paid $42.99CDN for this figure but it is a beautiful thing.  Great articulation, an awesome head sculpt, and some fun accessories are what makes this figure just a joy to interact with.

The Vintage Collection Scarif Trooper: I never had a chance to pick this up when it was originally released so it was great to get the Hasbro Pulse 4-Pack set.  It’s my favourite Imperial trooper and it’s great to finally get super-articulated versions of it. 

Officially it’s called the Star Wars The Vintage Collection Gaming Greats Lando Calrissian (Star Wars Battlefront II) but it will always be “Hawaiian Shirt Lando from Solo” to me.  I don’t care if it’s just a repaint, the fact that this figure was even released is a miracle. Just look at that shirt!  As someone who loves Solo: A Star Wars Story it is great to have a Lando figure looking just like he did when he lost the Falcon to Han, “fair and square.”  Time to start a Sabbac diorama, I think.  

Answering the question, “can you ever have too many Darth Vader figures” comes Star Wars The Vintage Collection Darth Vader (The Dark Times).  I was going to easily pass on this figure because what could they do that would make getting one essential?  But after looking at one a friend had picked up I knew I had to have it. The neck articulation is amazing and allows for so many more expressive poses from Vader.   

So that’s how things went for me, Star Wars collecting-wise last year. I know for 2023 and onward that I’ll be buying less figures as prices continue to sky rocket and I’ve come to terms with the reality that the hobby has changed. What hasn’t changed is my love for collecting and displaying Star Wars figures and I’m excited to see what the future holds.

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Galaxy of Toys Podcast Celebrates 10 Years!

This week Galaxy of Toys released their 108th podcast episode where they roundtable the topic: The Best and Worst Star Wars Toys of 2022. With this episode Galaxy of Toys also celebrates 10 years of being, in my opinion, the best Star Wars collecting podcast in the galaxy! I have had the pleasure of guesting on the show a few times over the years and I can say that they are a very large reason why I made vintage Kenner Star Wars a priority in my Star Wars room. Always knowledable and always fun to listen to!

Congratulations on 10 years!

Toy Anxiety-YHS LIVESTREAM – “The State of Star Wars Toys-Return of the Legacy Scale”

I had the pleasure of joining Craig and Ryan from Toy Anxiety-Yes Have Some on their livestream last week. The topic (obviously) was Star Wars collecting and more importantly how to go forward with all the recent price increases and other frustrations. Thanks to Toy Anxiety-YHS for letting me talk some Star Wars!

Hasbro Unveils New Return of the Jedi Anniversary Black Series Figures

Bring Home the Galaxy is back this week and Hasbro has revealed several new additions to The Black Series as part of the multi-week holiday gift-giving event. These new Return of the Jedi 40th Anniversary figures from The Black Series include: Chewbacca, Paploo, Emperor Palpatine, Bib Fortuna and Stormtrooper. The figures all come in retro, Kenner-inspired packaging as the figures first appeared in 1983.

Thanks to Hasbro and Rogers & Cowan PMK for the press release and images!

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES PAPLOO

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99 / Available: Summer 2023)

Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI with this PAPLOO figure from The Black Series, featuring classic design and packaging! This premium 6-inch PAPLOO figure is inspired by the character’s appearance in STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI. Fans can display this figure which features premium detail, multiple points of articulation and movie-inspired spear accessory, in their collections. Includes figure and 1 entertainment-inspired accessory. Available for pre-order 11/30 at Hasbro Pulse and other major retailers. Visit starwars.com for more Bring Home the Galaxy product reveals!

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES BIB FORTUNA

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99 / Available: Summer 2023)

Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI with this BIB FORTUNA figure from The Black Series, featuring classic design and packaging! This premium 6-inch BIB FORTUNA figure is inspired by the character’s appearance in STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI. Fans can display this figure which features premium detail and multiple points of articulation. Includes figure and 3 entertainment-inspired accessories. Available for pre-order 11/30 at Hasbro Pulse and other major retailers. Visit starwars.com for more Bring Home the Galaxy product reveals!

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES CHEWBACCA

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99 / Available: Summer 2023)

Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI with this CHEWBACCA figure from The Black Series, featuring classic design and packaging! This premium 6-inch CHEWBACCA figure is inspired by the character’s appearance in STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI. Fans can display this figure which features premium detail and multiple points of articulation. Includes figure and bowcaster accessory. Available for pre-order 11/30 at Hasbro Pulse and other major retailers. Visit starwars.com for more Bring Home the Galaxy product reveals!

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES STORMTROOPER

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99 / Available: Summer 2023)

Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI with this STORMTROOPER figure from The Black Series, featuring classic design and packaging! This premium 6-inch STORMTROOPER figure is inspired by the character’s appearance in STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI. Fans can display this figure which features premium detail and multiple points of articulation. Includes figure and blaster accessory. Available for pre-order 11/30 at Hasbro Pulse and other major retailers. Visit starwars.com for more Bring Home the Galaxy product reveals!

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES EMPEROR PALPATINE

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99 / Available: Summer 2023)

Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI with this EMPEROR PALPATINE figure from The Black Series, featuring classic design and packaging! This premium 6-inch EMPEROR PALPATINE figure is inspired by the character’s appearance in STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI. Fans can display this figure which features premium detail and multiple points of articulation. Includes figure and cane accessory. Available for pre-order 11/30 at Hasbro Pulse and other major retailers. Visit starwars.com for more Bring Home the Galaxy product reveals!

MCM LONDON COMIC CON: HASBRO STAR WARS THE VINTAGE COLLECTION REVEALS

Details for each figure can be found beneath the photos. Pre-orders begin November 1!

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION PAZ VIZSLA  

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $27.99 / Available: Summer 2023) 

Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION PAZ VIZSLA figure. This Paz Vizsla action figure is inspired by the character in THE MANDALORIAN live-action series on Disney+. Paz Vizsla is a brawny warrior encased in the strongest beskar armor. A descendant of the esteemed House Vizsla, he comes from a long line of leaders spanning the centuries. The figure features premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes figure and 1 entertainment-inspired accessory. Available for pre-order 11/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse and other major retailers. 

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION SPEEDER BIKE  

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $44.99 / Available: Spring 2023) 

Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION SPEEDER BIKE vehicle and scout trooper figure. This Speeder Bike vehicle and Scout Trooper action figure is inspired by the speeder bikes and trooper seen in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Speeder Bikes are common throughout the galaxy, with manufacturers turning out both civilian and military models. Scout Troopers were lightly armored compared with other Stormtroopers, which allowed them to move more quickly and easily in a range of environments. The vehicle and figure feature premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes figure, vehicle and stand.  Available for pre-order 11/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse and other major retailers. 

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION WOOOF  

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99 / Available: Spring 2023) 

Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION WOOOF figure. This Wooof action figure is inspired by the character in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. One of Jabba the Hutt’s most adept pilots, Wooof was a smuggler on Tatooine. The figure features premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes figure and 4 entertainment-inspired accessories.  Available for pre-order 11/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse and other major retailers. 

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION SAELT-MARAE  

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99 / Available: Summer 2023) 

Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION SAELT-MARAE figure. This Salt-Marae action figure is inspired by the character in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Also known as Yak Face, Saelt-Marae was a centuries-old Yarkora who fed information to both the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance before aligning himself with Jabba the Hutt and his criminal empire. The figure features premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes figure and 1 entertainment-inspired accessory.  Available for pre-order 11/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse and other major retailers. 

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION NIKTO (SKIFF GUARD)  

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99 / Available: Summer 2023) 

Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION NIKTO (SKIFF GUARD) figure. This Nikto action figure is inspired by the character in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. The red Nikto were a humanoid alien species hailing from the planet Kintan. While they were found from world to world, several were in the employ of Jabba the Hutt on Tatooine. The figure features premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes figure and 3 entertainment-inspired accessories.  Available for pre-order 11/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse and other major retailers. 

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION KITHABA (SKIFF GUARD)  

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99 / Available: Summer 2023) 

Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION KITHABA (SKIFF GUARD) figure. This Kithaba action figure is inspired by the character in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Kithaba, a Klatoonian servant of Jabba the Hutt on Tatooine, escorted the Rebels to meet their fate at the Great Pit of Carkoon. The figure features premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes figure and 3 entertainment-inspired accessories.  Available for pre-order 11/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse and other major retailers. 

STAR WARS:THE BLACK SERIES LUKE SKYWALKER FORCE FX ELITE ELECTRONIC LIGHTSABER

This morning, Hasbro continued its participation in Star Wars’ “Bring Home the Galaxy” holiday gift-giving extravaganza by unveiling the latest addition to its Force FX Lightsaber line: Luke Skywalker’s iconic green Lightsaber! The saber, as seen in Return of the JediThe Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett features advanced LEDs and entertainment-inspired sound effects to bring the most realistic Force FX Lightsaber to fans and collectors alike.

(HASBRO/Ages 14 years & up/Approx. Retail Price:  $278.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Luke Skywalker was a Tatooine farmboy who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the greatest Jedi the galaxy has ever known. STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine the biggest battles and missions in theStar Wars saga with this premium LUKE SKYWALKER FORCE FX ELITE LIGHTSABER. This premium Lightsaber features design and deco based on Luke’s iconic green Lightsaber featured across Star Wars entertainment – from STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI to THE MANDALORIAN and THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT. With advanced LEDs and entertainment-inspired sound effects, the LUKE SKYWALKER FORCE FX ELITE LIGHTSABER is the most realistic Force FX Lightsaber yet! Use the switch and button on the hilt to activate the sound effects, progressive ignition, battle clash effect, wall-cutting effect, blaster deflect, duel effect, and battle sequence mode! Fans and collectors can proudly display this Lightsaber on the included stand, with or without the removable blade. Available for pre-order 10/26 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse and other major retailers.  Visit starwars.com for more Bring Home the Galaxy product reveals!

StarWars.com Announces “Bring Home The Galaxy” Holiday Season Program

The official Star Wars website is already getting in the holiday mood today as it announced “Bring Home the Galaxy.” Launching today, new products will be revealed every Tuesday at 8am/11am ET through December 13, 2022. CLICK the above image to see all the offerings from Bring Home the Galaxy!

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES PHASE II CLONE TROOPER PREMIUM ELECTRONIC HELMET

(HASBRO/Ages 14 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $131.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Far superior to battle droids, Clone Troopers formed the backbone of the Republic’s new military that waged war against the forces of the Confederacy of Independent Systems. So Symbolic were they of the times, the galaxy-wide conflict that saw their debut took its name from their ranks: the Clone Wars. STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the biggest battles and missions in the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium roleplay, PHASE II CLONE TROOPER PREMIUM ELECTRONIC HELMET, inspired by the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. Features premium deco, realistic detail, series-inspired design and voice-changing technology so fans and collectors can distort their voice to sound just like a Phase II Clone Trooper. Available for pre-order 10/19 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse and most major retailers. [Requires 3x AAA batteries – not included]

Hasbro Pulse Con 2022 – Star Wars The Vintage Collection

Day Two of Hasbro Pulse Con 2022 featured the Star Wars panel and there were a ton of announcements which, if you’re a fan of The Black Series you will probably be happier than fans of The Vintage Collection. Pre-Orders began same day for most of the figure reveals and as of this writing 24 hours later, many are still availble.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION CASSIAN ANDOR
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99 / Available: Summer 2023)

Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION CASSIAN ANDOR figure. This Cassian Andor action figure is inspired by the character in the STAR WARS: ANDOR live- action series on Disney+. In an era filled with danger, deception, and intrigue, Cassian Andor embarks on a path that will turn him into the rebel hero who will challenge the evil Galactic Empire. The figure features premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes figure and 1 entertainment-inspired accessory. Available for pre-order today on Hasbro Pulse in the US, Canada, and select European markets at 6pm ET. Also available at Amazon, GameStop, Entertainment Earth, Dorkside Toys and BigBadToyStore.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION VEL SARTHA
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99 / Available: Summer 2023)

Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION VEL SARTHA figure. This Vel Sartha action figure is inspired by the character in the STAR WARS: ANDOR live-action series on Disney+. In an era filled with danger, deception, and intrigue, Cassian Andor embarks on a path that will turn him into the rebel hero who will challenge the evil Galactic Empire. The figure features premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes figure and 1 entertainment-inspired

accessory. Available for pre-order today on Hasbro Pulse in the US, Canada, and select European markets at 6pm ET. Also available at Amazon, GameStop, Entertainment Earth, Dorkside Toys and BigBadToyStore.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION THE MODAL NODES
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $89.99 / Available: Spring 2023)

Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION THE MODAL NODES figure multipack. This Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes action figure multipack is inspired by the characters who make up the iconic Cantina Band in STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE. This 7-piece ensemble of Bith musicians was a common sight at the Mos Eisley Cantina, playing swinging instrumentals for the watering hole’s staggering patrons. These figures feature premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes 7 figures and 7 musical instrument accessories. Available for pre-order today in the US, Canada, and select European markets at 6PM ET exclusively at Hasbro Pulse and ShopDisney.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION HUNTER (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/ More info to come!)

Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION HUNTER figure. This Hunter action figure is inspired by the character in the STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH animated series on Disney+. The Bad Batch, technically known as Clone Force 99, is the result of Kaminoan experiments to create a specialist unit of clone commandos. Hunter, their leader, is a strong and stoic soldier with extraordinarily keen senses that give him an edge when tracking down his targets. The figure features premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes figure and 5 entertainment-inspired accessory. More details to be announced soon!

Hasbro also highlighted the previously revealed The Mandalorian: The Rescue Set Multipack with pre-orders available exclusively through Hasbro Pulse.


Hasbro also announced a few PIPELINE REVEALS for The Vintage Collection. We are very excited to see the Female Tusken Warrior from Book of Boba Fett as well as the Endor Bunker from Return of the Jedi. The remainder of the pipeline reveals for the Vintage Collection were also from Return of the Jedi: Darth Vader, Weequay, Wooof, Yakface, Nikto and Kithaba. Vader will apparently be a retool while the others are reissues.

Thanks to Hasbro and Rogers & Cowan PMK for the press release and images!