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PostSubject: Star Wars Retro Line Collection 2019   Star Wars Retro Line Collection 2019 I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 20, 2019 7:30 am

Hi Vintage Fans  Very Happy

You might have heard about Hasbro's Star Wars Retro Line Collection 2018/2019 that included the Figures Han Solo, Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker Chewbacca, Stormtrooper, Darth Vader and Grand Moff Tarkin.

Here are some pictures:
https://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/2019_International_Toy_Fair_Hasbros_Retro_Collection_Photo_Gallery_183146.asp

From the card I could find that the production year is 2018.

However, I was wondering how you can distinguish these Figures from the original vintage figures of the 70ties.

The new figures should have a slightly different mold.  unsure

Also what COO and what year do they have on their back?  unsure

Does anyone of you already have these Figures and could send some pictures of the backside of the Figures?


Thanks a lot for your help!

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Retro Line Collection 2019   Star Wars Retro Line Collection 2019 I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 21, 2019 4:54 pm

None of these have been released yet. They release May 12th of this year.

They are supposedly a little larger than the originals. The accessories/blasters actually look a bit different, especially from what has been seen of the Leia pistol so far.

Word is the initial 6 are a Target exclusive. They've already sold out of internet pre-orders, they may make it available again, however. https://www.target.com/s?searchTerm=star+wars+retro+kenner

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Retro Line Collection 2019   Star Wars Retro Line Collection 2019 I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 21, 2019 7:25 pm

Please remember vintage figures have slightly different moulds ( mould families between factories) The retro figures are "new sculpts and just a bit bigger" "especially from what has been seen of the Leia pistol so far." some of what has been seen are 'pre production' so do not get too strung up. But chances are since the 'pre production' items are 'different' the production items will be easy to distinguish. Star Wars Retro Line Collection 2019 Retrol10
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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Retro Line Collection 2019   Star Wars Retro Line Collection 2019 I_icon_minitimeFri Feb 22, 2019 4:50 am

@comicalUser wrote:
None of these have been released yet. They release May 12th of this year.

They are supposedly a little larger than the originals. The accessories/blasters actually look a bit different, especially from what has been seen of the Leia pistol so far.

Word is the initial 6 are a Target exclusive. They've already sold out of internet pre-orders, they may make it available again, however. https://www.target.com/s?searchTerm=star+wars+retro+kenner


Thanks a lot comicalUser! I knew that the first 6 are a target exclusive. I didn't know about lthe size though. Very interesting! Thanks a lot for the fast response and info!
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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Retro Line Collection 2019   Star Wars Retro Line Collection 2019 I_icon_minitimeFri Feb 22, 2019 4:54 am

@aussiejames wrote:
Please remember vintage figures have slightly different moulds ( mould families between factories) The retro figures are "new sculpts and just a bit bigger"    "especially from what has been seen of the Leia pistol so far." some of what has been seen are 'pre production' so do not get too strung up.  But chances are since the 'pre production' items are 'different' the production items will be easy to distinguish.

Thanks a lot aussiejames! Fantastic information! A screen shot is exactly what I was looking for!  cheers Where do you get this info on the web?? thinking

It's good to know that the mould is different. Hence, not worth for me to collect lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Retro Line Collection 2019   Star Wars Retro Line Collection 2019 I_icon_minitimeSat Feb 23, 2019 11:31 am

Don't forget, this isn't the first time Hasbro has released retro style Star Wars figures... remember these guys from 1995?

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Personally I'd be more concerned, in few years time, about THESE being passed off as original.

Mind you that Han Solo does look pretty cool:


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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Retro Line Collection 2019   Star Wars Retro Line Collection 2019 I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 27, 2019 10:57 am

@Thundershot wrote:
Don't forget, this isn't the first time Hasbro has released retro style Star Wars figures... remember these guys from 1995?


Personally I'd be more concerned, in few years time, about THESE being passed off as original.

Mind you that Han Solo does look pretty cool:

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You are right Thundershot! I remember these guys from 1995.

Btw, what COO and year do they have on their back?? unsure affraid

Sorry for these stupid basic questions...Rolling Eyes

Yes! Han Solo looks damn pretty cool in his Stormie outfit Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Retro Line Collection 2019   Star Wars Retro Line Collection 2019 I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 27, 2019 11:15 am

Well I found a nice site on the POTF2 1995 Classic Edition 4-Pack:

http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/content/modules.php?name=JReviews&rop=showcontent&id=1995/#gallery

They used original vintage figures to make new molds for the 95 figures. That's why the 1995 figures are actually slightly smaller than original figures.


See also the discussion on the topic Han Solo COO coo removed
http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t9333-han-solo-star-wars-coo-removed?highlight=star+war+hasbro+1995#160409
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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Retro Line Collection 2019   Star Wars Retro Line Collection 2019 I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 27, 2019 4:21 pm

Hi,
Yes they're easy to spot as being re-sculpts & are clearly date stamped 1995, Chewbacca's feet are different to the original too, they're flat on the bottom with a ridge/seam running around the edge.

It'll be interesting to see if these new vintage line figures use the 1990's moulds or are completely new toolings.

Speaking of retro style figures, I am a big fan of this one:
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