TPM 20th Anniversary: A Guide To CommTech Chips

5/20/2019 The Phantom Menace CommTech Chips Hasbro

Completing a full set of Episode I CommTech chips can be challenging because Hasbro canceled or delayed some figures which caused gaps in the CommTech chip numbering. In order to help you get organized and find out if you have a full set at home have a look at the list below please.

Single Carded Figures

  • #1  Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Duel)
  • #2  Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Duel)
  • #3  Anakin Skywalker (Tatooine)
  • #4  Padme Naberrie (with Pod Race View Screen)
  • #5  Jar Jar Binks (with Gungan Battle Staff)
  • #6  Queen Amidala (Naboo) with Blaster Pistols
  • #7  R2-D2 (with Booster Rockets)
  • #8  C-3PO
  • #9  CommTech Reader Chip
  • #10 Captain Panaka (with Blaster Rifle & Pistol)
  • #11 Ric Olie (with Helmet & Naboo Blaster)
  • #12 Queen Amidala (Coruscant)
  • #13 Anakin Skywalker (Naboo) with Commlink
  • #14 Qui-Gon Jinn (Naboo) with Lightsaber
  • #15 Obi-Wan Kenobi (Naboo) with Lightsaber & Handle
  • #16 Naboo Royal Security (with Blaster Pistol & Rifle)
  • #17 Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Master) with Lightsaber & Commlink
  • #18 Senator Palpatine (with Senate Cam Droid)
  • #19 Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Knight) with Lightsaber & Commlink
  • #20 Mace Windu (with Lightsaber & Jedi Cloak)
  • #21 Yoda with Jedi Council Chair
  • #22 Gasgano with Pit Droid
  • #23 Ody Mandrell (with Otoga 222 Pit Droid)
  • #24 Canceled
  • #25 Boss Nass with Gungan Staff
  • #26 Captain Tarpals (with Electropole)
  • #27 Canceled
  • #28 Ki-Adi-Mundi (with Lightsaber)
  • #29 Adi Gallia (with Lightsaber)
  • #30 Naboo Royal Guard (with Blaster Pistol & Helmet)
  • #31 Darth Sidious
  • #32 Darth Maul (Jedi Duel) with Double-Bladed Lightsaber
  • #33 Nute Gunray 
  • #34 Rune Haako
  • #35 Battle Droid (with Blaster Rifle)
  • #36 Watto (with Datapad)
  • #37 OOM-9 (with Blaster & Binoculars)
  • #38 Destroyer Droid (Battle Damage)
  • #39 Canceled
  • #40 Canceled
  • #41 Chancellor Valorum (with Ceremonial Staff)
  • #42 Canceled
  • #43 Darth Maul (Tatooine) with Cloak & Lightsaber
  • #44 R2-B1
  • #45 Darth Maul (Sith Lord)
  • #46 Destroyer Droid
  • #47 Canceled
  • #48 Canceled
  • #49 Canceled
  • #50 Sio Bibble (Governor Of Naboo)
  • #51 Pit Droid (2-Pack)
  • #52 Canceled
  • #53 Canceled
  • #54 Canceled
  • #55 Canceled
  • #56 Jar Jar Binks (Swimming)
  • #57 Canceled
  • #58 Canceled
  • #59 Canceled
  • #60 Canceled
  • #61 Canceled
  • #62 Canceled
  • #63 Canceled
  • #64 Canceled
  • #65 Canceled
  • #66 Canceled
  • #67 Canceled
  • #68 Canceled
  • #69 Canceled
  • #70 Canceled
  • #71 Queen Amidala (Battle) With Ascention Gun
  • #72 Anakin Skywalker (Naboo Pilot)
  • #73 Darth Sidious (Hologram)
  • #74 TC-14 Protocol Droid

Multipacks

  • #113 Tatooine Showdown (Anakin, Qui-Gon Jinn, Darth Maul)
  • #114 Watto's Box (Watto, Shaaka, Graxol Kelvyyn)
  • #115 Mos Espa Encounter (Anakin, Jar Jar, Sebulba)

We don't know why so many figures were cancelled, but it could be due to lack of sales. Many of the Episode I action figures ended up on deep clearance. Luckily Hasbro managed to release some of the figures later during the Power Of The Jedi toy line without the CommTech chip, such as Shmi Skywalker, Sabe, Chewbacca with chess table, Lott Dott, Ketwol and Anakin Skywalker (Mechanic), among others. 

When you look at the list it's interesting to note how Hasbro shuffled figures around, R2-B1 and Sio Bibble for example were released in the final wave of Episode I figures, but by looking at their CommTech Chip numbers (#44 and #50 respecitively), it appears as if Hasbro wanted to release those figures earlier originally.

If you'd like to listen and look at each CommTech chip please have a look at the Episode I Collection, tap on the figure and check out the figure entry.

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