Retro Star Wars Packaging Returns With New Playsets!

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Power of the Force is back! Well, at least for this playset anyway. Finally, the black and green packaging with Vader’s mask from the 1990s revival of the Star Wars action figure line gets some love.

The Cantina Showdown playset comes with a section of the Mos Eisley bar, Dr. Evazan, Ponda Baba, and Obi-Wan. The set does not come with a severed arm or bloody floor, however. Make your own!

Thanks to Figures.com for all the details!

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For a guy with a death sentence on twelve systems, he sure does like making his presence known. Maybe if you’re trying to lay low, don’t throw blonde kids around in public.

The playset will be available only through Hasbro Pulse later this year for $104.99.

Oh, that packaging brings back memories. Quite a few figures from that series ended up in our Top 10 Worst Looking Star Wars Action Figures list. That’s not to say the line wasn’t great. Instead, it relaunched the Star Wars toy empire that has been going strong … at least until The Last Jedi.

The Emporer’s Throne also features some retro packaging.

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In the original ’83 line, we never got a Death Star II playset. There was Jabba’s throne, the “droid dungeon” repackage, and the Ewok village. I guess it really didn’t have that many action features to make for a good toy in reality.

The mods you can make to this thing, though. Replace that static shot of the battle over Endor with an LCD screen would make for an awesome collection piece.

The Emporer and his thrown are also a Hasbro Pulse exclusive. He will be available later this year for $31.99.

Lastly, we have a new addition to the Black Series with Trapper Wolf. I save this one for last because … well … I totally forgot about this guy. His name is weirdly silly, even in a galaxy with a cornucopia of silly names.

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Trapper showed up a few times in The Mandalorian and could have possibly had a larger role in the now-canceled Rangers of the New Republic. Wolf will only be available at Hasbro Pulse this fall. This Black Series figure will be priced at $26.99

[Source: Figures.com]


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