Hasbro revealed the Star Wars Retro Collection at New York Toy Fair 2019 where there were seven figures on display including Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia Organa, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Stormtrooper and Grand Moff Tarkin! Click here to read more...
The Star Wars Retro Collection figures are faithful reproductions of original Kenner 3.75" figures which were made in the late 70's to the mid 1980's, you can find them archived on J.B. here: Vintage Star Wars Figures. The Star Wars Retro Collection packaging was given a used look with a big red sticker on it which made it very easy to differentiate them from original Kenner figures. Each figure was also updated with modern production markings on the back of the legs and there were minor but noticeable differences in the accessories (have a look at each figure entry for details).
To celebrate the launch of the Star Wars Retro Collection Hasbro sent out an envelope in the style of the 1977 Early Bird Kit which included reproductions of vintage 1977 Star Wars stickers, you can look at it here.
The first press images which were sent out out media outlets can be found here: Star Wars Retro Collection Media Images.
Here is a look at Star Wars Retro Collection figures which were sold single carded. The first six figures (Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, Stormtrooper) were a timed exclusive at Target stores which were released on May 1st, 2019. Only a few months later the figures were sold at several online specialty shops such as Entertainment Earth. On July 18, 2019 Target sold an exclusive Darth Vader Prototype Edition figure at San Diego Comic Con (sold through the Entertainment Earth booth) which was later in August sold through their website and retail stores.
Here is a list of figures from the Star Wars Retro Collection where the figures were packed-in with other items.
Out of 15 figures released 13 were exclusives, which shows a focus of 86.67% on exclusives and 13.33% on regularly available figures. When the Retro Collection launched in May 2019 it was exclusive to Target stores, but towards the fall of 2019 those figures were sold through the Fan Channel (online specialty shops such as Entertainment Earth).
If you have purchased one of each figure pictured here on this page when it was released at regular MSRP in the United States, or one of each multipack / convention exclusive, you've spent a total of $172.81. This averages out to $11.52 per figure.
|7||A New Hope||46.67%|
|7||Empire Strikes Back||46.67%|
|1||Expanded Universe, Comics, Games etc...||6.67%|
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