Below is a recap of all the post we've covered in September 2011. If you missed any, or simply want to see them again, click on each "title" to be taken directly to that post. As always, thanks for reading.
Star Wars: Power of the Force II
Star Wars: Episode I
Star Wars: Power of the Jedi
Star Wars: Saga
Star Wars: Clone Wars
Star Wars: The Original Trilogy Collection
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars: The Saga Collection
Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Collection
Star Wars: The Legacy Collection (Collection I and II)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Collection I and II)
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Well, here we are - Our last post celebrating the released of Star Wars on Blu-Ray. We really hope you've enjoyed reading the prior posts as much as we enjoyed bringing them to you.
Along with The Legacy Collection in 2008 Hasbro launched The Clone Wars line. The two lines share some similarities. Such as;
1) They both had 1st Issue Release Foils
2) The are both (currently) broken up into three sets
3) The third set is a current set which is still running today
We're going to look at the first two of the three sets.
Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Captain Rex
Anakin Skywalker (1st Day Issue), Obi-Wan Kenobi (1st Day Issue), Yoda (1st Day Issue), Captain Rex (1st Day Issue)
Clone Trooper, General Grievous, Battle Droid, R2-D2
Clone Trooper (1st Day Issue), General Grievous (1st Day Issue), Battle Droid (1st Day Issue), R2-D2 (1st Day Issue)
Ahsoka Tano, Clone Commander Cody
Clone Pilot Odd Ball, Super Battle Droid
Count Dooku, Plo Koon, Asaj Ventress
C-3PO, Destroyer Droid, IG-86 Assassin Droid
Clone Trooper 212th Attack Battalion, Padme Amidala, Clone Trooper with Space Gear
Magnaguard, R3-S6 "Goldie"
Jar Jar Binks, Rocket Battle Droid
Clone Trooper 41st Elite Trooper, Kit Fisto
A handful of exclusive single packs were released during the line with pretty much every mainstream retailer offering one.
Clone Trooper (Senate Security) (San Diego Comic Con), Commander Fox (Target)
Holographich General Grievous (Toys R' Us), Clone Trooper (501st Legion) (Walmart), Captain Rex (Mail Away)
DELUXE AND COMMEMORATIVE DVD COLLECTION FIGURES
The series included deluxe figures, but most people consider them to be two packs. The commemorative DVD packs returned once again as well.
Anakin Skywalker and R2-D2, Clone Commander Cody Vs. Battle Droid
General Grievous and Battle Droid, Obi-Wan Kenobi Vs. Battle Droid, Commemorative DVD Pack 1
Commemorative DVD Pack 2
No Star Wars line would be complete without Battle Packs, and Hasbro made sure there were more than enough to choose from, including a Target exclusive.
Jabba's Palace, The Battle of Christophsis
AT-TE Assault Squad, B'Omarr Monastary Assault
Obi-Wan Kenobi and 212th Attack Battalion Clone Troopers, Speder Bike Recon
Hasbro produced a fair amount of vehicles, some of which were repacks, and one which was exclusive to Toys R' Us.
Republic Gunship, ARC-170 Fighter (Toys R' Us)
Obi-Wan Kenobi's Delta Starfighter, Magnaguard Fighter, V-19 Torrent Starfighter
Trade Federation Armored Assault Tank (AAT), Homing Spider Droid
AT-TE (All Terrain Tactical Enforcer
V-Wing Starfighter, AT-AP Walker, General Grievous' Starfighter
Anakin Skywalkers Modified Jedi Starfighter, Obi-Wan Kenobi's Starfighter
Collection I ran from 2008 to 2009, and was dubbed the "Blue" series.
Collection II launched in 2009, and ran through 2010. Like the previous line, it too was nicknamed a color - Red.
The red series all but doubled the amount of figures released from the blue series. It also did away with the 1st Day Issue foil cards.
The series launched with a handful of repacks leading the charge.
General Grievous, Clone Trooper with Space Gear, Rocket Battle Droid, Clone Trooper (41st Elite Corp)
Kit Fisto, Mace Windu, Admiral Yularen
Jawas, Commander Gree
ARF Trooper, Super Battle Droid
Obi-Wan Kenobi, 4A-7, Yoda
Loathsome, Commando Droid, Clone Trooper Echo
Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Clone Trooper Denal
Anakin Skywalker, Cad Bane, Ahsoka Tano
Captain Rex, R2-D2, Ahsoka Tano, Count Dooku, Clone Commander Cody
Destroyer Droid, Luminari Unduli, Captain Argyus, Clone Commander Thire, AAT Driver Battle Droid
Matchstick, Padme Amidala, Clone Tank Gunner, Ziro's Assassin Droid
Clone Trooper Jek, Commander Bly, Aayla Secura, Hondo Ohnaka
Anakin Skywalker, Thi-Sen, Clone Commander Stone
Darth Sidius, Commander TX-20, Obi-Wan Kenobi
Only a few exclusives were released for the second collection of Clone Wars toys.
Walmart offered its own wave of two packs.
Captain Rex and Clone Trooper Fives, Yoda and Clone Trooper Jek
Lieutenant Thire and Clone Trooper Rys
Commemorative Tin Collection
Nahdar Vebb (Mail Away), Commander Ponds (Toys R' Us)
A few Battle Packs were released - two of which were exclusive to Target.
Ambush at Abregado (Target), Assault on Ryloth (Target)
Holocron Heist, Jedi Showdown
Rishi Moon Outpost Attack
If deluxe figures are your thing, then the second Clone Wars series had plenty to offer.
212th Battalion Clone Troopers and Jet Backpacks, AT-RT with ARF Trooper, Crab Droid
Count Dooku and Speeder Bike, Turbo Tank Support Squad, STAP with Battle Droid (Toys R' Us)
Desert Skiff with Anakin Skywalker, BARC Speeder with Clone Commander Cody, Anakin Skywalker & Can-Cell
Clone Trooper and BARC Speeder Bike, Freeco Speeder with Obi-Wan Kenobi, Battle Droid and Armored Scout Tank
A large variety of vehciles - Some of which were repacks - were released for the red line.
Ahsoka Tano's Jedi Starfighter, Trade Federation Armored Assault Tank (AAT)
Anakin's Jedi Starfighter, Octupatarra Droid (Target Exclusive), Imperial V-Wing Starfighter (Toys R' Us)
V-19 Torrent Starfighter, Republic Fighter Tank, Vulture Droid
Republic Gunship (Toys R' Us), ARC-170 Fighter
Clone Turbo Tank
Magnaguard Fighter, General Grievous' Starfighter, Corporate Alliance Tank Droid
Clone Turbo Tank, Magnaguard FIghter, General Grievous' Fighter, Corporate Alliance Tank Droid
And there you have it. Every complete Star Wars line to date since the Power of the Force II line was released back in 1995.
Currently there are three lines that Hasbro has been pumping out; The Legacy Collection (now known as Saga Legends), The Clone Wars, and The Vintage Collection. It's unknown at this time how long they will run for. However, there is a new line just around the corner set to launch currently titled Movie Heroes.
With Lucas quickly latching on to a whole new generation of Star Wars fans, it will be interesting to see what direction the series goes in. Will we start to see more and more toys based off of the Prequels and Clone Wars series? Or will we still get a mixed variety of the Original Trilogy, Prequels and Clone Wars? Your guess is as good as mine. One thing is for certain though - This time, Star Wars is here to stay!
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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.
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.
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
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
Obi-Wan Kenobi, Clone Scuba Trooper, Saesee Tiin, Padma Amidala
IG Lancer Droid, Mon Calimari Warrior, Quarren Soldier, Clone Trooper (Blue)
Clone Troper, Jodo Kast, Yaddle and Even Piell, Saleucami Trooper
Count Dooku (Holographic Transmission), Imperial Engineer (Star Wars: Battlefront II)
Stass Allie, Commander Faie, General Grievous, Bail Organa
Breha Organa, FX-6, Clone Trooper (Yellow)
Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Spacetrooper, Jawa and WED Treadwell Droid
Obi-Wan Kenobi, Pons Limbic, Wioslea, Trinto Duaba and Dice Ibegon
Luke Skywalker, Emperor Palpatine, Captain Needa, Princess Leia
Hoth Rebel Trooper, Ugnaught
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.
R4-D6, R7-Z0, R4-J1, R7-T1
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.
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.
R2-D2, Yoda and Kybuck, Darth Vader
Obi-Wan Kenobi, Clone Trooper, C-3PO
General Grievous, Mace Windu, Plo Koon
Super Battle Droid, Destroyer Droid
Clone Trooper Officer (Blue), Clone Trooper Officer (Green), Clone Trooper Officer (Red), Clone Trooper Officer (Yellow)
Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Jango Fett
501st Legion Trooper, Shock Trooper, Barc Trooper, ARC Trooper
Battle Droids (Tan), Battle Droids (Red)
Sandtrooper, Luke Skywalker, ARC Trooper Commander
Tri-Droid, Snowtrooper, Saess Tiin, Clone Trooper (Revenge of the Sith)
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.
Scramble on Yavin, Training on the Falcon
Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol, Hoth Recon Patrol
Shield Generator Assault
Clone Attack on Coruscant, Jedi Vs. Darth Sidious
Jedi Training on Dagobah
The majority of the multipacks were exclusives.
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)
Commemorative Collection I (Toys R' Us), Commemorative Collection II (Toys R' Us)
Disturbance in the Force (San Diego Comic Con)
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.
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.
1 of 3, 2 of 3, 3 of 3
Comic packs returned, and once again the unique nature of the figures was enough to draw collectors to them in droves.
Repbulic #69, Obssession #3, Republic #57, Legacy #2
Legacy #6, Star Wars #68 (Marvel), Star Wars #69 (Marvel), Shadows of the Empire #5
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.
Star Wars #94 (Marvel), X-Wing Rogue Squadron #19, Empire #16
Target released the online creature in the line, the Rancor with an exclusive Luke Skywalker figure.
Jabba's Rancor with Luke Skywalker
Several vehicles were repacked and/or repainted for the line, half of which were made exclusives to various retailers.
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 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.
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.
Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Spacetrooper, Jawa with WED Treadwell Droid
Darth Maul, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Gungan Warrior, Queen Amidala
Rum Sleg, Darth Sidious Hologram
Clegg Holdfast, Biker Scout
Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Jango Fett, Luke Skywalker0
Princess Leia, Ewoks, Nien Nunb
Major Panno, Giran
Malakili, Nikto Gunner
Saleucami Trooper, ARC Trooper
Clone Scuba Trooper, Ugnaught
R2-D2, Han Solo, Chewbacca
Imperial Scanning Crew, Hrchek Kal Fas, Leesub Sirln, Padme Amidala
Boba Fett, Clone Commander Deviss
Ki-Adi-Mundi, Jawa and Security Droid
Concept Art IG-88,Utai, Jeremoch Colton, Agen Kolar
Commander Cody, Plo Koon, Stormtrooper, Commander Bacara
Concept Art Snowtrooper, AT-AT Driver, Cloud City Wing Guard (Black), Cloud City Wing Guard (White), Luke Skywalker
R2-X2, Willrow Hood, Zuckuss, Snowtrooper
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.
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.
R2-D2, Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi
Clone Trooper (Attack of the Clones), Super Battle Droid, Darth Vader
Darth Maul, 501st Legion Trooper, Yoda
Sandtrooper, Saees Tiin, Clone Trooper (Revenge of the Sith)
Plo Koon, Shock Trooper, Chewbacca
Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, C-3PO
Eight all new Battle Packs were released for the second Legcay Collection series, most of which were geared towards the Prequels.
Kamino Conflict, Tatooine Desert Ambush
Battle for Endor, Gelagrub Patrol
Birth of Darth Vader, Duel on Mustafar
Resurgence of the Jedi, Geonosis Assault
A great variation of multipacks was released. The most highly sought after ones being the two Ralph McQuarrie concept packs.
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.
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.
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
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.
Star Wars #1 (Marvel), Tales #21, Star Wars #3 (Marvel), Rebellion
Star Wars #96(Marvel), Legacy #22, Republic #83, Routine Valor
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
Two new exclusives were created for San Diego Comic Con, as well as one new mail away from Hasbro.
Luke Skywalker (San Diego Comic Con), Stormtrooper Commander (San Diego Comic Con)
Qui-Gon Jinn and Eopie Mail-Away
Walmart released an exclusive creature, Dewback with Sandtrooper figure.
Dewback with Imperial Sandtrooper (Walmart)
All the vehicles for collection II were once again nothing more than repacks or repaints. Most were made exclusive to various retailers.
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)
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.
Star Tours Boarding Party, Jedi Training Academy
Join us September 26th for our last Star Wars celebration post where we take a look at the (still running) The Clone Wars series.
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