a long time ago....
in 1977, a small toy company called kenner, produced
action-figure toys line for star wars movie. the toys became
an instant hit even before the product hit the store shelves (kenner was
selling "early bird" card board redemption kit because the toys were not
ready for christmas of 1977). by late 1980's, star wars toys faded
into memory and the toys were mostly forgotten. in 1995 kenner
(now a subsidiary of hasbro) revived star wars series with new star wars
toys and the line help bring about toys collecting mania of the late
luke and leia from early
bird kit "remake" from 2005
in 2004, when the original star wars trilogy was
finally released on dvd, hasbro marketed new series of star wars toys
called "the original trilogy collection" to tie in with the dvd event.
to recreated the original trilogy feel, hasbro even issued a new premium line of star wars figures
sold on the vintage style cards. the new premium line (called the
"vintage series" because of the card design) uses modern toys
production techniques to give these new figures realistic looks and
super-articulated features (something star wars figures are not known
for). in 2005 hasbro recreated the early bird campaign promotion
by selling remake of vintage star wars early bird kit to commemorate the release of
episode III movie. the vintage series makes a return by popular demand in 2006
with more figures and the line appears to be on-going with more
"vintage" figures coming in 2007. (the line went on hiatus for
three years and return as full fledge line in 2010)
this section will focus on this new "vintage"
super-articulated (by star wars standard) figures and on occasion also some
other star wars toys that I find interesting.