It's an exciting time to be a collector of Hasbro's Star Wars products. Earlier in the week, the announcement of the Mando Monday program was accompanied by the reveal of several new Black Series figures inspired by The Mandalorian, under a new branch called the Credit Collection. During today's Hasbro PulseCon, the curtain was pulled back on a slew of Black Series figures set to release in the fall and next spring.
The 6 inch line isn't for everyone. For those more accustomed to the old school, the Vintage Collection line has been a major hit for several years. Packaged with classic Kenner-era cardbacks, the Vintage figures have been a mainstay in the collecting community for a decade, even during its brief cancellation. Today, the Vintage Collection is going strong, and a wave of new reveals has ensured that fans will continue to leave their stores very happy...
Hasbro has unveiled several new additions to the Vintage Collection action figure line, including HasLab's latest project, the Razor Crest. The reveals, as seen on the official Star Wars website, can be viewed below:
Even in smaller scale, there should be room to raise a Child:
The Razor Crest is now available for crowdfunded preorder.
Good soldiers follow orders:
Captain Rex is now available for preorder.
He doesn't look like a fan of sand:
Anakin Skywalker is now available for preorder.
Equal room for diplomacy and aggressive negotiations:
Queen Amidala is now available for preorder.
Feeble as one, fearsome as many:
The Battle Droid is now available for preorder.
TIE Fighter Pilot
Victory at all costs, there are no ties:
The TIE Fighter Pilot is now available for preorder.
Failure to follow Imperial protocol leads to a grilling:
The Incinerator Trooper is now available for preorder.
WHAT THIS MEANS
Hasbro impressed with their reveals, delivering several times on many fans' wishlists. It goes without saying that Captain Rex will be an overnight hit, as the clone has never featured in the Vintage Collection line.The Clone Wars may have concluded, but Phase 2 Captain Rex will always be a hot seller. Every clone needs a clanker to destroy, making the Battle Droid a great foe for our hero.
It appears it's Incinerator Trooper day, as the fiery soldier will be coming in the Black Series as well. If Toasty needs a ride into battle, the re-issue of the Vintage Collection TIE Fighter Pilot will be more than ready to answer the call. It's army building season for collectors, and the Empire is threatening to overwhelm the forces of good.
Cue Across the Stars, as Anakin Skywalker and Queen Amidala return to the Vintage Collection in re-issues of previous releases. Amidala is well known for her eccentric royal robes, but the figure makes clear she's just as much a fighter as she is a politician. That's not so much the case for Anakin, as the padawan will be the center point of action figure battles, classy poncho and all.
The Razor Crest is the next offering in Hasbro's Star Wars HasLab line, following the popularity of the Sail Barge. Like Jabba's desert skimmer, Mando's ship will be a crowdfunded project, with 6,000 preorders required for the vehicle to go into production. Included with the ship will also be The Mandalorian himself, sporting his beskar armor and a cloth cape. The Crest will go for $350 with a crowdfunding deadline set for November 9.
There will be no shortage of Star Wars toys in the coming months, something fans will rejoice for and wallets will weep over. The Vintage Collection remains one of the most popular Hasbro Star Wars lines ever, and a new ship and several figures will continue to carry its legacy to great heights!