The Vintage Collection debuted on April 3rd, 2010 with a German Jedi-Con exclusive convention 2-pack, which featured Bounty Hunters 4-Lom and Zuckuss. A little later the same set was a Star Wars Celebration V exclusive in the United States. The basic The Vintage Collection figure assortment was available in the United States on store shelves in August of 2010.
For The Vintage Collection Hasbro brought back the much loved Kenner packaging-style from the late 70's and 80's with a coffin blister and a character picture next to the figure. The Vintage Collection included Star Wars characters from all Star Wars entertainment, including the prequels, the Clone Wars and Expanded Universe. If Hasbro released a comic book character for example, it would be a realistic interpretation of the character.
The first The Vintage Collection toy line ran from August 2010 until 2013 before it went on a five year break. It then returned to store shelves again in April 2018.
Here is a look at the basic figure assortment from The Vintage Collection between 2010 and 2013.
Here is a look at vintage-style 3-packs which were released at Target stores exclusively.
Here is a look at more exclusive figures from The Vintage Collection.
After the original The Vintage Collection ended in 2013, Hasbro took a five year break before bringing it back again in April 2018. For continuity the numbering for the figures in the basic assortment continued with #116.
In 2018 Hasbro began to re-release older, previously released The Vintage Collection figures with the same VC number on the back of the packaging as before. Most figures however weren't straight re-packs, they were also given significant paint updates especially around the facial area. The packaging of those figures had also changed from the previous releases which was most noticeably on the back with different figures pictured and updated legal statements.
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