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Hasbro Figure Review – Star Wars Gaming Greats and Vintage Collection (March 2022)

So, at last week’s Star Wars fan site celebration, Hasbro did not shy away from showing off some great reveals, including figures from the Gaming Greats and Vintage Collection lines.


Star Wars The Black Series Gaming Greats 13th Battalion Trooper

(RRP: £29.99, PRE-ORDER)

VERDICT: I’m a massive fan of this release, and I love how it’s basically just a generic Clone Trooper, able to be bought in mass. I do wish it came with an extra rifle or a rangefinder and visor just to add a bit more diversity into the ranks, but as it stands, this is a great army-builder release.

Also known as the “Iron” Battalion, the 13th Battalion was home to clone troopers clad in Phase II clone trooper armor in this third-person action-adventure game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Kids and collectors alike can imagine the biggest battles and missions in the Star Wars saga with figures from Star Wars The Black Series! With exquisite features and decoration, this series embodies the quality and realism that Star Wars devotees love. Star Wars The Black Series includes figures, vehicles, and roleplay items from the 40-plus-year legacy of the Star Wars Galaxy, including comics, movies, and animated series. (Additional products each sold separately. Subject to availability.)

The 6-inch-scale Black Series figure is detailed to look like the 13th Battalion Trooper character from Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation


Star Wars The Black Series Gaming Greats RC-1140 (Fixer)

(RRP: £29.99, PRE-ORDER)

VERDICT: This is another stunning addition to the slowly growing Clone Commando unit. The colours of the clothers are striking, and Hasbro did not skip out on accessories either, including both his blaster and backpack in this release.

RC-1140 (Fixer), an elite clone commando of the Galactic Republic during The Clone Wars, served as second-in-command for Delta Squad on missions to annihilate their enemies in Star Wars: Republic Commando

Kids and collectors can imagine the biggest battles and missions in the Star Wars saga with figures from Star Wars The Black Series! With exquisite features and decoration, this series embodies the quality and realism that Star Wars devotees love. Star Wars The Black Series is figures, vehicles, and roleplay items from the 40-plus-year legacy of the Star Wars Galaxy, including comics, movies, and animated series. (Additional products each sold separately. Subject to availability.)

The 6-inch-scale Black Series figure is detailed to look like the RC-1140 (Fixer) character from Star Wars: Republic Commando, with premium detail and multiple points of articulation


Star Wars The Vintage Collection Imperial Gunner

(RRP: £16.99, PRE-ORDER)

VERDICT: This is lovely, the spitting image of the movie character. You also get a weapon for them, but unfortunately, he doesn’t come with the Death Star Super Laser. Come on Hasbro, when can we get a Death Star set in the style of Boba Fett’s Throne Room?

Crews of gunners served aboard both Imperial battle stations, manning their heavy turbolasers. Elite gunners operated the Death Star superlaser

Celebrate the legacy of Star Wars, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3.75-inch scale figures and vehicles from Star Wars The Vintage Collection. Figures feature premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco that fans have come to know and love. (Additional products each sold separately. Subject to availability.)

The Imperial Gunner figure is inspired by the original ‘96 action figures produced by Kenner in the ‘70s and ‘80s, features premium design across multiple points of articulation, and is presented on an individual Vintage Collection Star Wars: Return of the Jedi cardback


Star Wars The Vintage Collection Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)

(RRP: £16.99, PRE-ORDER)

VERDICT: I’m a massive fan of this. TVC fans have been begging for a new R2 for ages now, and Hasbro did not disappoint. One small side note is that I can’t tell whether the persiscope/slicer tab on or fold out of R2, although because of the scale, I’d guess the latter.

A skilled starship mechanic and fighter pilot’s assistant, he has an unlikely but enduring friendship with the fussy protocol droid C-3PO

Celebrate the legacy of Star Wars, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3.75-inch scale figures and vehicles from Star Wars The Vintage Collection. Figures feature premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco that fans have come to know and love. (Additional products each sold separately. Subject to availability.)

The Artoo-Deetoo (R2-D2) figure is inspired by the original ‘96 action figures produced by Kenner in the ‘70s and ‘80s, features premium design across multiple points of articulation, and is presented on an individual Star Wars: A New Hope The Vintage Collection cardback!


Star Wars The Vintage Collection Stormtrooper

(RRP: £16.99, PRE-ORDER)

VERDICT: Last year, Hasbro released a box of four Stormtroopers, and ever since then, fans have wanted these bucket-heads to have their own solo release. While is is the exact same figure, the Vintage Collection Stormtrooper already nailed the look so you definitely you wouldn’t be disappointed with a few (hundred) of them.

Elite shock troops fanatically loyal to the Empire and impossible to sway from the Imperial cause. They wear white armor that offers a wide range of survival equipment

Celebrate the legacy of Star Wars, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3.75-inch scale figures and vehicles from Star Wars The Vintage Collection. Figures feature premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco that fans have come to know and love. (Additional products each sold separately. Subject to availability.)

This Stormtrooper figure is inspired by the original ‘96 action figures produced by Kenner in the ‘70s and ‘80s, features premium design across multiple points of articulation, and is presented on an individual Vintage Collection Star Wars: A New Hope cardback!


Star Wars The Vintage Collection Bespin Security Guard (Isdam Edian)

(RRP: £16.99, PRE-ORDER)

VERDICT: This is great, so much painted and sculpted detail, although not really one you can buy en mass though. Plus, the new display set style Hasbro are opting for lately has so many options – imagine a Cloud City or a Twin Pod Cloud Car vehicle!

Bespin Security Guards reported to Cloud City’s administrator, Lando Calrissian

Celebrate the legacy of Star Wars, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3.75-inch scale figures and vehicles from Star Wars The Vintage Collection. Figures feature premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco that fans have come to know and love. (Additional products each sold separately. Subject to availability.)

Bespin Security Guard (Isdam Edian) is inspired by the original ‘96 action figures produced by Kenner in the ‘70s and ‘80s, features premium design across multiple points of articulation, and is presented on an individual Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back The Vintage Collection cardback!


Star Wars The Vintage Collection Bespin Security Guard (Helder Spinoza)

(RRP: £16.99, PRE-ORDER)

VERDICT: A lot of my thoughts on this line up with the previous figure, though I do like that by releasing these in the same wave, it gives people immediate access to multiple variants.

Bespin Security Guards reported to Cloud City’s administrator, Lando Calrissian

Celebrate the legacy of Star Wars, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3.75-inch scale figures and vehicles from Star Wars The Vintage Collection. Figures feature premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco that fans have come to know and love. (Additional products each sold separately. Subject to availability.)

Bespin Security Guard (Helder Spinoza) is inspired by the original ‘96 action figures produced by Kenner in the ‘70s and ‘80s, features premium design across multiple points of articulation, and is presented on an individual Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back The Vintage Collection cardback!


The writer of this piece was: Daniel AKA BrickBuiltDengar
You can follow Daniel on Instagram at BrickBuiltDengar


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