It’s fair to say that Disney and Hasbro have realized the only people still buying Star Wars toys are collectors of the Original Trilogy merchandise. Fair enough, I say. The more classic figures we see and fewer Reys and Kylos is a sign the franchise may be healing.
Hasbro also knows how to tickle that little nostalgia part of our brains, too. The Retro Collection has seen several newer characters get the old school figure treatment, but now they’re just pulling old molds out of storage. So exclusively at Amazon, you can pre-order what looks like the original Kenner IG-88 and Dengar figures for $27.99.
Both figures come on card backs designed after the original Empire Strikes Back toyline released in the early ’80s.
Dengar is an effective bounty hunter preferring firepower and destruction to finesse and style. IG-88 is a chrome war droid turned bounty hunter who answered the call to capture the Millennium Falcon. Kids and collectors alike can imagine the biggest battles and missions in the Star Wars saga with figures from Star Wars Retro Collection! With exquisite features and decoration, this series embodies the quality and realism that Star Wars devotees love. Star Wars Retro Collection includes figures from the 40-plus-year legacy of the Star Wars Galaxy, including movies and live-action series.
The description says they’re styled after the ’70s figures. However, I compared Dengars thanks to Galactic Figures and saw that they’re precisely the same mold. The only difference I see is a shinier coat of paint on the new figure instead of the duller tone on the original. IG-88 is also pulled from the same mold; it looks like. However, this new figure has better paint application on its head.
What do you think of Disney and Hasbro digging up 40-year-old figures and putting them out to keep the Retro Collection line alive? Let us know in the comments section below.
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