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Hasbro Pulse Star Wars Fan Stream Vintage Collection, and Retro Reveals



Hasbro hosted a Star Wars Fan Stream event on the 1st of February 2023 at 4 pm UK time revealing a raft of new Star Wars products for fans to look forward to across Spring & Summer 2023 and beyond.



The Vintage Collection reveals started with the Return of the Jedi and a new Darth Vader release. Vader features a three-part helmet and the Sebastian Shaw head sculpt. The hand can be swapped out for a 'cut off' version.



STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION DARTH VADER (DEATH STAR II)

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99 / Available: Summer 2023)

Once a heroic Jedi Knight, Darth Vader was seduced by the Dark Side of the Force, became a Sith Lord, and led the Empire’s eradication of the Jedi Order. He remained in service of Darth Sidious for decades, seeking to crush the fledgling Rebel Alliance. But there was still good in him…Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, and the 40th Anniversary of STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI with this premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION DARTH VADER (DEATH STAR II) figure. The figure is inspired by the iconic scene in STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI when Darth Vader has his helmet removed by Luke Skywalker. The figure features premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes figure, Lightsaber accessory and removable helmet to reveal his face so fans can recreate the poignant scene on the second Death Star. Available this Summer at Hasbro Pulse and most major retailers.


Darth Vader is joined by Admiral Piett who uses a new Imperial Officer body. The figure features the original badge error from Return of the Jedi where Piett was wearing a lower-ranked Imperial Rank Tile. The figure has a removable cap and a blaster.



STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION ADMIRAL PIETT

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99 / Available: Summer 2023)

An ambitious Imperial officer, Piett rose through the Empire’s ranks and was granted a battlefield promotion to admiral – and given a grisly warning of the penalty for failure. Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, and the 40th Anniversary of STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI with this premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION ADMIRAL PIETT figure. The figure features premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes figure and blaster accessory. Available this Summer at Hasbro Pulse and most major retailers.


The 3rd Return of the Jedi release is the Endor Bunker Han Solo. He is a new figure tool from the waist upwards, including a new Han Solo head sculpt.



STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION HAN SOLO

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99 / Available: Summer 2023)

As captain of the Millennium Falcon, Han Solo and his co-pilot Chewbacca came to believe in the cause of galactic freedom, joining Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa in the fight against the Empire. Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, and the 40th Anniversary of STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI with this premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION HAN SOLO figure. The figure features premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainmentinspired collector grade deco. Includes figure and blaster accessory. Available this Summer at Hasbro Pulse and most major retailers.


The final ROTJ figure revealed was a Weequay from Jabba's Palace & Sail Barge which comes with Vibro-Staff and Blaster.



STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION WEEQUAY

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99 / Available: Summer 2023)

Weequays are a species with rough, wrinkled skin, often in a brown hue, who wear their hair in a topknot. Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, and the 40th Anniversary of STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI with this premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION WEEQUAY figure. The figure features premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes figure and 2 entertainment-inspired accessories. Available this Summer at Hasbro Pulse and most major retailers.


All four ROTJ Vintage figures are Summer 2023 releases and are mainstream US releases, with UK and Europe sold via the Fan Channel.


Moving on to The Bad Batch, and we are getting an updated Vintage Collection Clone Captain Howzer. He was originally released under the original name of Clone Captain Ballast in a Bad Batch 4-pack - this name was updated to Howzer later into production on The Bad Batch but too late to amend the Hasbro 4-Pack packaging. He has a removable helmet and a blaster. Howzer is a Summer 2023 release.



STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION CLONE CAPTAIN HOWZER

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99 / Available: Summer 2023)

Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with this premium 3.75-inch scale CLONE CAPTAIN HOWZER figure inspired by the character in the STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH animated series. Having been deployed by the Republic to Ryloth during the Clone Wars, clone Captain Howzer now serves the Empire on the planet as it promises to protect and defend its people. The figure features premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes figure and 2 entertainment-inspired accessories, including a removable helmet. Available this Summer at Hasbro Pulse and most major retailers.


There will then be a new release of a Phase 2 Clone Trooper with newer articulation as well as a removable helmet and blaster. Both Howser and the Clone Trooper are general US releases, and a Fan Channel release in the UK and Europe. The Hasro Team indicated there would be no pre-order.



STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION PHASE II CLONE TROOPER

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99 / Available: Summer 2023)

Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with this premium 3.75-inch scale PHASE II CLONE TROOPER figure inspired by the character in the STAR WARS: ANDOR live-action series. In an era filled with danger, deception, and intrigue, Cassian Andor embarks on a path that will turn him into the rebel hero who will challenge the evil Galactic Empire. The figure features premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes figure and 3 entertainment-inspired accessories, including a removable helmet. Available this Summer at Hasbro Pulse and most major retailers.


This new Clone Trooper body will also be used in a 212th Clone Batallion Troop Building 4-pack featuring 3 Troopers and Lieutenant Waxer. The figures all feature removable helmets and blasters and rifles. The Troop Builder Set is a Hasbro Pulse & Shop Disney US Exclusive, and available via Hasbro Pulse in the UK and Europe. It arrives in Summer of 2023.



STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION PHASE II CLONE TROOPER MULTIPACK

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $55.99 / Available: Summer 2023)

Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with this premium 3.75-inch scale PHASE II CLONE TROOPER MULTIPACK figures inspired by the members of the 212th legion from STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS in time for the animated series’ 20th anniversary. So symbolic were Clone Troopers of the times, the galaxy-wide conflict that saw their debut took its name from their ranks: the Clone Wars. These figures feature premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco and a special 20th Anniversary logo on the packaging. Includes 4 figures, including Waxer and 6 entertainment-inspired accessories. Available this Summer exclusively at Hasbro Pulse and Shop Disney


The Live Stream then moved into the Expanded Universe with a refresh of the Starkiller figure from The Force Unleashed. Starkiller has his twin sabers and additional costume accessories to create other looks from the game including his helmet and additional robes. Starkiller is a Spring 2023 release and again is a US mainstream release and Fan Channel in the UK and Europe.



STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION STARKILLER

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99 / Available: Spring 2023)

Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with this premium 3.75-inch scale STARKILLER figure inspired by the character in the STAR WARS: THE FORCE UNLEASHED video game. Galen Marek, code name “Starkiller,” was a Force-sensitive human who became Darth Vader’s apprentice during the Galactic Empire’s reign. The figure features premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes figure and 10 entertainment-inspired accessories, including 2 Lightsabers. Available this Spring at Hasbro Pulse and most major retailers.


The next reveal was in the 3.75-inch Retro Line - a Prototype Edition of The Mandalorian. Like the other Prototype Editions, there will be a number of variants with different colour combinations used on Mando. It will be a Target US Exclusive, Toys R Us in Canada, and Fan Stores in the UK and Europe. It is due for a Spring 2023 release.



STAR WARS: RETRO COLLECTION THE MANDALORIAN PROTOTYPE

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Inspired by the original 1970s Kenner STAR WARS action figures, this STAR WARS: RETRO COLLECTION 3.75 INCH THE MANDALORIAN PROTOTYPE Edition Figure features premium design and five points of articulation. This figure’s vibrant, multi-colored prototype deco will surely add a bright pop of color to any fan’s STAR WARS collection. The Mandalorian is battle-worn and tight-lipped, a formidable bounty hunter in an increasingly dangerous galaxy. Beautifully rendered retro packaging captures a colorful pop art style and includes throwback STAR WARS branding and a Kenner Toys logo. Imagine the excitement of the ‘70s when the STAR WARS original trilogy had just begun. Includes figure and 2 accessories. Available this Spring exclusively at Target.


We finished the Live Stream with the usual pipeline reveals, these included:-


Retro Collection from the Book of Boba Fett

  • Tusken Boba Fett

  • Tusken Raider

  • Fennec Shand

  • Krrsantan

  • Cad Bane

  • Jedi Luke Skywalker

  • Grogu and backpack

  • The Mandalorian


Vintage Collection

  • Book of Boba Fett Luke Skywalker in training gear

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi & Battle Damaged Darth Vader from Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+

  • Imperial Speeder Bike from The Mandalorian

  • N1 Starfighter from The Mandalorian



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