Happy 20th Anniversary Episode One

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It’s hard to believe it has been 20 years since the debut of a whole new era of Star Wars! Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace debuted at 12:01 AM on May 19th, 1999 in theaters around the world. Fans finally got to see what their all of those characters they picked up at Midnight Madness a few weeks earlier were all about. The lines were long, the hype was at an all-time high and many fans had tickets to multiple showings on opening day.

 

The Episode One toy line which would only run until mid-2000 still holds up as one of the bests in the modern line when it comes to focus, character selection, vehicles, playsets, stands, technology inclusion, and great paint applications. The line seems to have had a resurgence of interest of late but it has not translated to higher values of the figures on the second-hand market.

We absolutely love seeing the film and toy line get the recognition it deserves as it has faced years of mixed reviews and heavy criticism from some fans. But nonetheless, its legendary status has lived on and brought Star Wars back into the forefront on pop culture ever since its release. A huge shoutout to Andy Raab for the use of his great anniversary tribute image above. Also to Monoah Crane for the fantastic patch he created to celebrate this anniversary.

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We purposely set aside some buttons to celebrate this day so look to our social accounts over the next few days for some giveaways!

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Now as we stated earlier, the Episode One line was very impressive with its single year run from May 1999 to Summer 2000. It also featured a very short run of Mega 6″ figures, a healthy 12″ figure line and even a small 2″ figure line released exclusively in Japan.

Finding most figures you in the first few waves were no problem at all but some of the later releases proved quite difficult. For example, swimming Jar Jar, TC-14, and R2-B1 were quite the hot figures following their much more limited release. As the line was released when the internet was still young, completing the numerous international variations proved difficult as well.

Now before we hit play on our anniversary showing, the question is, with 20 years having gone by, how many figures are you still missing? We’ve posted our complete checklist below for your reference for a journey down memory lane.

Episode One  3 3/4″ Checklist

Basic Figures

CommTech Chips – Collection 1

  • Anakin Skywalker (Naboo Pilot) (with Flight Simulator)
  • Anakin Skywalker (Naboo) (with Comlink Unit)
  • Anakin Skywalker (Tatooine) (with Backpack and Grease Gun)
  • Battle Droid (with Blaster Rifle) (clean)
  • Battle Droid (with Blaster Rifle) (dirty)
  • Battle Droid (with Blaster Rifle) (shot)
  • Battle Droid (with Blaster Rifle) (sliced)
  • Darth Maul (Jedi Duel) (with Double-Bladed Lightsaber)
  • Darth Maul (Sith Lord) (with Lightsaber with Removable Blade)
  • Darth Maul (Tatooine) (with Cloak and Lightsaber)
  • Destroyer Droid (Battle Damaged)
  • Jar Jar Binks (with Gungan Battle Staff)
  • Jar Jar Binks (Naboo Swamp) (with Fish)
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Duel) (with Lightsaber)
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Knight) (with Lightsaber and Comlink)
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi (Naboo) (with Lightsaber and Handle)
  • Padme’ Naberrie (with Pod Race View Screen)
  • Queen Amidala (Coruscant)
  • Queen Amidala (Naboo) (with Blaster Pistols)
  • Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Duel) (with Lightsaber)
  • Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Master) (with Lightsaber and Comlink)
  • Qui-Gon Jinn (Naboo) (with Lightsaber and Handle)

CommTech Chips – Collection 2

  • C-3P0
  • Captain Panaka (with Blaster Rifle and Pistol)
  • Darth Sidious
  • Darth Sidious (Holograph)
  • Destroyer Droid
  • Naboo Royal Guard (with Blaster Pistol and Helmet)
  • Naboo Royal Security (with Blaster Pistol and Rifle)
  • Nute Gunray
  • Pit Droids (2 pack)
  • Queen Amidala (Battle) (with Ascension Gun)
  • R2-D2 (with Booster Rockets)
  • Ric Olie’ (with Helmet and Naboo Blaster)

CommTech Chips – Collection 3

  • Adi Gallia (with Lightsaber)
  • Boss Nass (with Gungan Staff)
  • Captain Tarpals (with Electropole)
  • Chancellor Valorum (with Ceremonial Staff)
  • Gasgano (with Pit Droid)
  • Ki-Adi-Mundi (with Lightsaber)
  • Mace Windu (with Lightsaber and Jedi Cloak)
  • Ody Mandrell (with Otoga 222 Pit Droid)
  • OOM-9 (with Blaster and Binoculars)
  • R2-B1 Astromech Droid (with Power Harness)
  • TC-14 Protocol Droid (with Serving Tray)

Deluxe Figures

  • Darth Maul
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Qui-Gon Jinn

Light-Up

  • Darth Maul (Figure as Holograph)
  • Qui-Gon Jinn (Figure as Holograph)

Multi-Packs

Cinema Scenes – CommTech Chips

  • Mos Espa Encounter
    • Anakin Skywalker
    • Chuba
    • Jar Jar Binks
    • Sebulba
  • Tatooine Showdown
    • Anakin Skywalker
    • Darth Maul
    • Qui-Gon Jinn
  • Watto’s Box
    • Graxol Kelvyyn
    • Shaaka
    • Watto

The Final Lightsaber Duel

  • Darth Maul vs. Obi-Wan Kenobi

Creatures

  • Ammo Wagon and Falumpaset (with Launching Energy Ball)
    • Gungan Warrior*
  • Jabba the Hutt (with 2-Headed Announcer)
    • Chuba
  • Kaadu and Jar Jar Binks (with Energy Ball Atlatl)
  • Opee and Qui-Gon Jinn (with Snapping Jaws)

*Affixed to Creature

Vehicles

  • Anakin Skywalker’s Pod Racer (with Blast-Open Directional Vanes)
    • Anakin
  • Flash Speeder (with Launching Laser Cannon)
  • Sebulba’s Pod Racer (with Spring-Out Spinning Blade)
    • Sebulba
  • Sith Speeder and Darth Maul (with Launching Sith Probe Droid)
  • STAP and Battle Droid
  • Trade Federation Droid Fighters (with Firing Missiles & Battle Damage)
  • Trade Federation Tank

Electronic

  • Naboo Fighter
  • Naboo Royal Starship (Blockade Cruiser/Playset)
    • Escape Vessel
    • R2 Unit
    • Trade Federation Droid Fighter

Invasion Force

  • Armored Scout Tank (with Battle Droid)
  • Gungan Assault Cannon (with Jar Jar Binks)
  • Gungan Scout Sub (with Obi-Wan Kenobi)
  • Sith Attack Speeder (with Darth Maul)

Playsets

  • R2-D2 Carryall Playset
    • Destroyer Droid
  • Theed Generator Complex
    • Battle Droid

Motorized

  • Theed Hangar Playset
    • Battle Droid
    • Qui-Gon Jinn

Accessories

Accessory Sets

  • Hyperdrive Repair Kit (includes 5 Removable Panels and 4 tools)
  • Naboo Accessory Set (with Retracting Grappling Hook Backpack)
  • Podracer Fuel Station (Fuel Dispenser Shoots Water)
  • Rappel Line Attack (with Rolling Rappel Line)
  • Sith Accessory Set (with Firing Backpack and 2 Droid Missiles)
  • Tatooine Accessory Set (with Pull-Back Droid)
  • Tatooine Disguise Set (with Spring-Activated Attack Backpack)
  • Underwater Accessory Set (with Bubbling Backpacks)
    • Fish

Electronic

  • Flash Cannon Accessory Set (with Super-Bright Lights)
  • Gungan Catapult Accessory Set (with Super-Bright Lights)

Electronic – CommTech Chips

  • CommTech Reader

Games

  • Electronic Hand-Held Naboo Fighter Game
    • Anakin Skywalker

Exclusives

FAO Schwartz

  • Electronic Hand-Held Sith Speeder Game
    • Darth Maul
  • Fambaa (with Shield Generator and Gungan Warrior)

KB Toys

Trophy Series

  • Darth Maul with Sith Infiltrator

Warehouse Stores

CommTech 2-Packs

  • CommTech Reader
    • Anakin Skywalker (Tatooine) (with Backpack and Grease Gun)
  • CommTech Reader
    • Darth Maul (Jedi Duel) (with Double-Bladed Lightsaber)
  • CommTech Reader
    • Jar Jar Binks (with Gungan Battle Staff)
  • CommTech Reader
    • Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Duel) (with Lightsaber)
  • CommTech Reader
    • Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Duel) (with Lightsaber)

Figure Collector 2-Packs

  • Figure Collector 2-Pack
    • Anakin Skywalker (Naboo) (with Comlink Unit)
    • Obi-Wan Kenobi (Naboo) (with Lightsaber and Handle)
  • Figure Collector 2-Pack
    • Anakin Skywalker (Tatooine) (with Backpack and Grease Gun)
    • Darth Maul (Jedi Duel) (with Double-Bladed Lightsaber)
  • Figure Collector 2-Pack
    • Battle Droid (with Blaster Rifle) (clean)
    • Darth Maul (Tatooine) (with Cloak and Lightsaber)
  • Figure Collector 2-Pack
    • Battle Droid (with Blaster Rifle) (dirty)
    • Darth Maul (Tatooine) (with Cloak and Lightsaber)
  • Figure Collector 2-Pack
    • Battle Droid (with Blaster Rifle) (shot)
    • Darth Maul (Tatooine) (with Cloak and Lightsaber)
  • Figure Collector 2-Pack
    • Battle Droid (with Blaster Rifle) (sliced)
    • Darth Maul (Tatooine) (with Cloak and Lightsaber)
  • Figure Collector 2-Pack
    • Jar Jar Binks (with Gungan Battle Staff)
    • Qui-Gon Jinn (Naboo) (with Lightsaber and Handle)
  • Figure Collector 2-Pack
    • Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Duel) (with Lightsaber)
    • Padme’ Naberrie (with Pod Race View Screen)
  • Figure Collector 2-Pack
    • Queen Amidala (Naboo) (with Blaster Pistols)
    • Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Duel) (with Lightsaber)

International Exclusives

  • Eopie and Qui-Gon Jinn

Bonus Battle Droid – Collection 1

  • Anakin Skywalker (with Bonus Battle Droid) (Naboo)
  • Anakin Skywalker (with Bonus Battle Droid) (Tatooine)
  • Battle Droid (with Bonus Battle Droid) (clean)
  • Battle Droid (with Bonus Battle Droid) (dirty)
  • Battle Droid (with Bonus Battle Droid) (shot)
  • Battle Droid (with Bonus Battle Droid) (sliced)
  • Darth Maul (with Bonus Battle Droid) (Jedi Duel)
  • Darth Maul (with Bonus Battle Droid) (Tatooine)
  • Jar Jar Binks (with Bonus Battle Droid)
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi (with Bonus Battle Droid) (Jedi Duel)
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi (with Bonus Battle Droid) (Naboo)
  • Padmé Naberrie (with Bonus Battle Droid)
  • Queen Amidala (with Bonus Battle Droid) (Coruscant)
  • Queen Amidala (with Bonus Battle Droid) (Naboo)
  • Qui-Gon Jinn (with Bonus Battle Droid) (Jedi Duel)
  • Qui-Gon Jinn (with Bonus Battle Droid) (Naboo)

Bonus Battle Droid – Collection 2

  • C-3PO (with Bonus Battle Droid)
  • Captain Panaka (with Bonus Battle Droid)
  • Darth Sidious (with Bonus Battle Droid)
  • Destroyer Droid (with Bonus Battle Droid)
  • Naboo Royal Security (with Bonus Battle Droid)
  • Nute Gunray (with Bonus Battle Droid)
  • R2-D2 (with Bonus Battle Droid)
  • Ric Olie’ (with Bonus Battle Droid)
  • Rune Haako (with Bonus Battle Droid)
  • Senator Palpatine (with Bonus Battle Droid)
  • Watto (with Bonus Battle Droid)
  • Yoda (with Bonus Battle Droid)

Bonus Pit Droid – Collection 1

  • Anakin Skywalker (with Bonus Pit Droid) (brown sitting)
  • Anakin Skywalker (with Bonus Pit Droid) (orange sitting)
  • Anakin Skywalker (with Bonus Pit Droid) (white sitting)
  • Darth Maul (with Bonus Pit Droid) (brown sitting)
  • Darth Maul (with Bonus Pit Droid) (orange sitting)
  • Darth Maul (with Bonus Pit Droid) (white sitting)
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi (with Bonus Pit Droid) (brown sitting)
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi (with Bonus Pit Droid) (orange sitting)
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi (with Bonus Pit Droid) (white sitting)

Bonus Pit Droid – Collection 2

  • Darth Sidious (with Bonus Pit Droid) (brown standing)
  • Darth Sidious (with Bonus Pit Droid) (orange standing)
  • Darth Sidious (with Bonus Pit Droid) (white standing)
  • Naboo Royal Guard (with Bonus Pit Droid) (brown standing)
  • Naboo Royal Guard (with Bonus Pit Droid) (orange standing)
  • Naboo Royal Guard (with Bonus Pit Droid) (white standing)

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