A Legend Retires, So What Now?

A Legend Retires, So What Now?
Yesterday, Hasbro sent news of some changes they are making to their Star Wars brand team. Legendary designer Mark Boudreaux who started his four-decade run making Star Wars toys at Kenner for the release of Star Wars will be retiring. After 43 fantastic years creating some of the most iconic Star Wars toys and vehicles Mark Boudreaux ...

Our Favorite New Action Figure Resource

Our Favorite New Action Figure Resource
A few months ago we discovered a new wonderful visual resource for tracking action figures, weapons, vehicles and playsets in a simple image. The social media-based Action Figure Checklists creates visual checklists for action figure toylines that are extremely helpful for those wanting to make sure their collection or figure is complete. The collector and creator ...

The Kenner Cameo in Galaxy’s Edge

The Kenner Cameo in Galaxy's Edge
As stated yesterday, we have returned from our Summer vacation from the Happiest Place on Earth: Disneyland! As one might expect our main reason for going was to immerse ourselves in the new world of Batuu! The Black Spire Outpost in Galaxy’s Edge is full of an insane number of Star Wars references from all ...

Final Chance to Back The Vintage Collection Archive Edition Book

Final Chance to Back The Vintage Collection Archive Edition Book
We are just over a day away from the ending of the Kickstarter initiative to fund Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Archive Edition Book. The campaign has been wildly successful as it has in the last 44 days, not only funded but met nine out of ten stretch goals. It currently is less than $8,000 ...

Super7’s ReAction SDCC Exclusive

Super7's ReAction SDCC Exclusive
Today Super7 released images of their upcoming ReAction San Diego Comic-Con exclusive. Their Robot “Maria” figure, from the 1927 film Metropolis, features packaging which is a direct tribute to Kenner’s vintage The Power of the Force line. In addition to the card back, it also includes a collectible coin just like the 1985 series. Maria ...

Vintage Kenner Figures in Toy Story 4

Vintage Kenner Figures in Toy Story 4
This past weekend, Toy Story 4 made its debut and so did the animated versions of two of our favorite vintage Kenner action figures! As we discussed earlier this year, Walrus Man and Ben “Obi-Wan” Kenobi from 1978 are featured in the latest addition to the Toy Story franchise. SPOILER WARNING: While their appearance is very ...

Celebrate #MayTheFourth with the Retro Collection

Celebrate #MayTheFourth with the Retro Collection
This May the Fourth, Hasbro is celebrating the Saga with the upcoming release of the Retro Collection line of figures. Hasbro has sent us and their promotional partners a free special delivery “inspired by Kenner’s iconic Early Bird Certificate Package.” The cardboard mailer includes a replica of the sticker sheet included with the original Early ...

“Action Figures: A Star Wars Story” Insider #189

Today, Star Wars Insider #189 hits newsstands and features an article that is exclusively about the lasting impact and nostalgia of the Kenner Star Wars action figure line. The article was written but Star Wars super-collector and author, Gus Lopez. In addition to the delight of seeing Star Wars action figures being written about in ...

Toy Story 4’s Kenner Cameo

Toy Story 4's Kenner Cameo
On an outing to catch Disney’s latest animated film adaptation, Dumbo, with the kids, we new to keep a very special eye out in case the latest Toy Story 4 trailer played. We give full credit to the eagle-eyed Dan The Pixar Fan and the numerous folks that gave us the heads up on this cameo. ...

Vintage Toys on The Goldbergs

Vintage Toys on The Goldbergs
On last week’s episode of The Goldbergs, the Goldberg children were threatened with having some of their favorite toys given away to their cousin Gleb. Among the amazing haul of ’80s toys were some vintage Star Wars, He-Man, Transformers, and GI Joe items to name a few. When it comes to Star Wars, the following pieces were ...