Friday, September 23, 2011

Star Wars - The Legacy Collection (Collection I and II) (Hasbro)



The Legacy Collection launched in 2008, and still runs to date. The series is considered by a lot of collector's to be broken down into (so far) three sets. These individual sets are depicted by a change in the card design. We're going to take a look at two of those three sets here as the third one is still a current running line.



BASIC FIGURES

Collection one's card is shaped like a Stormtrooper helmet with a rounded bubble. Hasbro released the first wave of basic figures in two variations. The first was actually labeled with a "1st Day Issue" sticker, and the Star Wars logo was etched in foil. The second is the standard card with no foil or sticker.


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Han Solo (First Day Issue), Luke Skywalker (First Day Issue), Leektar and Nippet (First Day Issue), Chewbacca (First Day Issue)
Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Leektar and Nippet, Chewbacca


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Ak-Rev (First Day Issue), Yarna d'al Gargan (First Day Issue), Bane Malar (First Day Issue), Darth Vader (First Day Issue)
Ak-Rev, Yarna d'al Gargan, Bane Malar, Darth Vader


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Obi-Wan Kenobi, Clone Scuba Trooper, Saesee Tiin, Padma Amidala
IG Lancer Droid, Mon Calimari Warrior, Quarren Soldier, Clone Trooper (Blue)


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Clone Troper, Jodo Kast, Yaddle and Even Piell, Saleucami Trooper
Count Dooku (Holographic Transmission), Imperial Engineer (Star Wars: Battlefront II)


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Stass Allie, Commander Faie, General Grievous, Bail Organa
Breha Organa, FX-6, Clone Trooper (Yellow)


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Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Spacetrooper, Jawa and WED Treadwell Droid
Obi-Wan Kenobi, Pons Limbic, Wioslea, Trinto Duaba and Dice Ibegon


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Luke Skywalker, Emperor Palpatine, Captain Needa, Princess Leia
Hoth Rebel Trooper, Ugnaught


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Obi-Wan Kenobi, Beru Whitesun, Owen Lars, Captain Typho, Episode III Concept Art Anakin Skywalker
Tarados Gon, Anakin Skywalker, Jango Fett, Clone Pilot, ARC TRooper


BUILD A DROID FIGURES

Each figure also came packed in with a part to a droid. When combined with the rest of the pieces, the collector was treated to an all new droid figure.


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R4-D6, R7-Z0, R4-J1, R7-T1
5D6-RA7, MB-RA-7


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R5-A2, R2-L3
U-3PO, HK-47


GREATEST HITS FIGURES

The Greatest Hits figures were released the same way as the basic figure's first wave - Two variations - One with the 1st day issue foil, and then a regular edition.


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Commander Gree (First Day Issue), Kashyyk Trooper (First Day Issue), Battle Damage Darth Vader (First Day Issue), Imperial EVO Trooper (First Day Issue)
Commander Gree, Kashyyk Trooper, Battle Damage Darth Vader, Imperial EVO Trooper


SAGA LEGENDS FIGURES

Three waves of Saga Legends were released during the line. Each figure came packed with a footlocker which was packed with weapons and accessories.


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R2-D2, Yoda and Kybuck, Darth Vader
Obi-Wan Kenobi, Clone Trooper, C-3PO


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General Grievous, Mace Windu, Plo Koon
Super Battle Droid, Destroyer Droid


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Clone Trooper Officer (Blue), Clone Trooper Officer (Green), Clone Trooper Officer (Red), Clone Trooper Officer (Yellow)
Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Jango Fett


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501st Legion Trooper, Shock Trooper, Barc Trooper, ARC Trooper
Battle Droids (Tan), Battle Droids (Red)


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Sandtrooper, Luke Skywalker, ARC Trooper Commander
Tri-Droid, Snowtrooper, Saess Tiin, Clone Trooper (Revenge of the Sith)


BATTLE PACKS

By now, Battle Packs were a common staple in the toy line, and pretty much became what the Cinema Scenes were - A set of figures against a diorama back drop.


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Scramble on Yavin, Training on the Falcon
Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol, Hoth Recon Patrol
Shield Generator Assault


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Clone Attack on Coruscant, Jedi Vs. Darth Sidious
Jedi Training on Dagobah


MULTIPACKS

The majority of the multipacks were exclusives.


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Legends of the Saga
Crimson Empire (Previews), Joker Squad (Entertainment Earth)
Star Wars: Battlefront II Clone Pack (Toys R' Us), Star Wars: Battlefront II Droid Pack (Toys R' Us)


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Commemorative Collection I (Toys R' Us), Commemorative Collection II (Toys R' Us)
Disturbance in the Force (San Diego Comic Con)


EVOLUTIONS

The Evolution series which initially started as a series to show the beginning and end evolution of characters was now leaning more towards groups of random figures. In most cases, the figures weren't related to each other with the exception of the faction they belonged to. It was more of an excuse to produce multipacks as opposed to being about the actual evolution of one particular character. Despite this, there were some pretty cool sets that came about as a result of this change.


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Imperial Fleet Legacy, Rebel Pilot Legacy I
The Padme Amidala Legacy, Rebel Pilot Legacy II
The Fett Legacy, The Sith Legacy
The Jedi Legacy, Vader's Secret Apprentice


COMMEMORATIVE TIN COLLECTIONS

K Mart released a trio of Commemorative Tin Collections which included four figures per pack.


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1 of 3, 2 of 3, 3 of 3


COMIC PACKS

Comic packs returned, and once again the unique nature of the figures was enough to draw collectors to them in droves.


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Repbulic #69, Obssession #3, Republic #57, Legacy #2
Legacy #6, Star Wars #68 (Marvel), Star Wars #69 (Marvel), Shadows of the Empire #5


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Heir to the Empire, Empire #1, Infinities (RotJ) #4, Dark Empire II #1
Republic #82, Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron #32, Rebellion, Star Wars #11


Walmart released a set of three exclusive figures.


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Star Wars #94 (Marvel), X-Wing Rogue Squadron #19, Empire #16


CREATURES

Target released the online creature in the line, the Rancor with an exclusive Luke Skywalker figure.


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Jabba's Rancor with Luke Skywalker


VEHICLES

Several vehicles were repacked and/or repainted for the line, half of which were made exclusives to various retailers.


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Millennium Falcon, TIE Fighter (Previews), Darth Vader's TIE Advanced X1 Starfighter
Dagger Squadron's B-Wing Fighter (Toys R' Us), Imperial TIE Fighter, Green Leader's A-Wing Fighter (Walmart)


The first collection of The Legacy Collection ran from 2008 to 2009.

COLLECTION II



Collection II of The Legacy Collection picked up almost immediately after collection I ended, and ran through 2010. By now Collection one became known as the "Blue" series, with collection 2 being labeled as the "Red" series.

BASIC FIGURES

The packaging was changed to a unique shape with the figure sealed in a large squarish bubble. Four figures were repacked for the initial launch of wave one.


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Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Spacetrooper, Jawa with WED Treadwell Droid
Darth Maul, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Gungan Warrior, Queen Amidala


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Rum Sleg, Darth Sidious Hologram
Clegg Holdfast, Biker Scout


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Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Jango Fett, Luke Skywalker0
Princess Leia, Ewoks, Nien Nunb


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Major Panno, Giran
Malakili, Nikto Gunner


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Saleucami Trooper, ARC Trooper
Clone Scuba Trooper, Ugnaught


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R2-D2, Han Solo, Chewbacca
Imperial Scanning Crew, Hrchek Kal Fas, Leesub Sirln, Padme Amidala


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Boba Fett, Clone Commander Deviss
Ki-Adi-Mundi, Jawa and Security Droid


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Concept Art IG-88,Utai, Jeremoch Colton, Agen Kolar
Commander Cody, Plo Koon, Stormtrooper, Commander Bacara


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Concept Art Snowtrooper, AT-AT Driver, Cloud City Wing Guard (Black), Cloud City Wing Guard (White), Luke Skywalker
R2-X2, Willrow Hood, Zuckuss, Snowtrooper


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Dark Trooper Phase I, K’Kruhk, Spacetrooper
Jacen Solo, Jaina Solo, Shaak Ti


BUILD A DROID FIGURES

Like the prior series, each figure was packed in with a piece to a droid. Putting them together completed a whole new figure.


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YVH-1, R3-M3, R5-C7, HK-50
L8-L9, R3-A2, R4-P44, BG-J38


SAGA LEGENDS FIGURES

Saga Legends returned, and were once again packaged with a footlocker which contained various weapons and accessories. The figures themselves were just repacks.


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R2-D2, Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi
Clone Trooper (Attack of the Clones), Super Battle Droid, Darth Vader


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Darth Maul, 501st Legion Trooper, Yoda
Sandtrooper, Saees Tiin, Clone Trooper (Revenge of the Sith)


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Plo Koon, Shock Trooper, Chewbacca
Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, C-3PO


BATTLE PACKS

Eight all new Battle Packs were released for the second Legcay Collection series, most of which were geared towards the Prequels.


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Kamino Conflict, Tatooine Desert Ambush
Battle for Endor, Gelagrub Patrol
Birth of Darth Vader, Duel on Mustafar
Resurgence of the Jedi, Geonosis Assault


MULTIPACKS

A great variation of multipacks was released. The most highly sought after ones being the two Ralph McQuarrie concept packs.


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R. McQuarrie Signature Series 1, R. McQuarrie Signature Series 2
The Force Unleashed Figure Pack 1 of 2, The Force Unleashed Figure Pack 2 of 2
Clone Trooper Squad (K Mart)


EVOLUTIONS AND EXCLUSIVE DROID FACTORY FIGURES

Walmart released numerous exclusives including the Droid Factoy sets.


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Clone Commandos, Imperial Pilot Legacy
Rebel Pilot Legacy
Droid Factory 1 of 5, Droid Factory 2 of 5
Droid Factory 3 of 5, Droid Factory 4 of 5, Droid Factory 5 of 5


EXCLUSIVE GEONOSIS ARENA FIGURES

Target released six exclusive Geonosis Arena packs.


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Geonosis Arena 1 of 6, Geonosis Arena 2 of 6, Geonosis Arena 3 of 6
Geonosis Arena 4 of 6, Geonosis Arena 5 of 6, Geonosis Arena 6 of 6


COMIC PACKS

A good amount of Comic Packs were released, though nowhere near as many as in the prior Legacy Collection series, some of which were repacks. Walmart once again offered exclusive packs.


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Star Wars #1 (Marvel), Tales #21, Star Wars #3 (Marvel), Rebellion
Star Wars #96(Marvel), Legacy #22, Republic #83, Routine Valor


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Tales of the Jedi #6, Republic #65, Marvel Star Wars: Early Adventures #3
Tales #4, X-Wing Rogue Leader #2, X-Wing Rogue Squadron #1


EXCLUSIVES

Two new exclusives were created for San Diego Comic Con, as well as one new mail away from Hasbro.


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Luke Skywalker (San Diego Comic Con), Stormtrooper Commander (San Diego Comic Con)
Qui-Gon Jinn and Eopie Mail-Away


CREATURES

Walmart released an exclusive creature, Dewback with Sandtrooper figure.


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Dewback with Imperial Sandtrooper (Walmart)


VEHICLES

All the vehicles for collection II were once again nothing more than repacks or repaints. Most were made exclusive to various retailers.


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Wedge Antilles X-Wing Starfighter (Target), TIE Fighter (Target)
TIE Interceptor (Toys R' Us)
Darth Vader's TIE Advanced X1 Starfighter, Speeder Bike with Scout Trooper (Toys R' Us), AT-ST (Walmart)


***BONUS***BONUS***BONUS***


STAR TOURS

Rather than release single carded figures, Disney released two multipacks based on their Star Tours ride. While these were Disney park exclusives, and not necessarily related, they coincide to the timeline of toys released in the Legacy Collection.


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Star Tours Boarding Party, Jedi Training Academy


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2 comments:

  1. Loved reading about the Legacy collection, keep up the great work... and all those images .... very nice love it!!!

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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you. It's readers like you that help keep us energized.

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