Keeping in step with their 2004 Star Wars
Vintage Original Trilogy Collection, Hasbro toys does it again in 2006. The Star Wars Vintage Saga Collection action figure line harkens back to the beginning. Produced originally by Kenner, Star Wars action figures were the first highly successful movie/toy tie in item in what would soon be an entire collection of figures, playsets, and other miscellaneous toys based on the 1977 science fiction movie Star Wars along with its sequels Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
Each figure, based on a character in the movie, was fully pose able, had accessories, and was packaged on an attractive card featuring a scene from the movie.
In paying tribute to these classic toys, Hasbro has re-released the original classic packaging to house new and improved versions of classic action figures. All figures feature ball jointed knees, ankles, elbows, shoulders and neck. The following is a closer look at the figures in this collection.
1.Sand People (aka Tusken Raider): Packaged on a classic Star Wars A New Hope card from its 1977 original release. Accessories include: gaffi stick, sniper rifle, desert cloak, and robe.
2.Greedo: Packaged on a classic Star Wars A New Hope card from its 1978 original release. Accessories include: blaster pistol, working holster, and vest
3.Han Solo in Trench Coat: Packaged on a classic Return of the Jedi card from its 1984 original release. Accessories include: blaster pistol, working holster, and trench coat.
4.Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot: Packaged on a classic Star Wars A New Hope card from its 1978 original release. Accessories include: blaster pistol, removable helmet, Lightsaber, and Lightsaber hilt.
5.Biker Scout: Packaged on a classic Return of the Jedi card from its 1983 original release. Accessories include: scout blaster and working boot holster.
As an added bonus, Hasbro has also offered a free mail in offer. Customers who purchase one of each of the figures above and send in the proofs of purchase from each card, along with $4.95 to Hasbro Toys, will get a specially produced George Lucas in Stormtrooper Disguise figure. This is an action figure of Star Wars creator George Lucas dressed as a Stormtrooper, with a removable helmet and blaster pistol.
Whether you are a die hard fan, collector, or just want to relive your childhood, these are fantastic action figures and sure to become as classic as their 20th century predecessors.