The ‘Star Wars’ Micro Galaxy Squadron Collection Is Retro Kenner Gold

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Let’s go way back. Far back past the Star Wars MicroMachines of the ’90s. Into the 1980s when Kenner produced a series of playsets for A New Hope, and The Empire Strikes Back. The original Micro Collection was an easy way to have huge space and land battles without taking up the entire living room.

Over the years, various toymakers have taken a stab at a “micro” Star Wars toy line, but only a few found success. Finally, Jazwares, known for making Roblox, Cabbage Patch, and MicroMachines toys, is reentering the miniature Star Wars toy market. This news came out exclusively from Yahoo, surprisingly enough.

The Micro Galaxy Squadron Collection bears many similarities to Kenner’s Micro Collection. The larger vehicles (Razor Crest and the Falcon) double as playsets, and each ship comes with tiny figures. The Falcon is listed as being 9″ long. So, that gives you an idea of the scale for the other, smaller craft. Odds are these all won’t be in perfect scale with each other, but thems the breaks. The Falcon does with lights and sounds, while the Razor Crest and other ships lack these features. The larger vessels do have detailed interiors, though.

Prices for these mini vehicles/playsets range between $5.99 and $44.99. This seems pretty reasonable, but keep in mind that the $5.99 price point is for the “Scout Mystery Packs.” So, blind bags. Ugh. As a collector, I’m not too fond of those things, but these packs are the only way to get the Speeder Bike. It’s unclear what the other “mystery” vehicles will be.

Here’s a rundown of what vehicles were featured in the story:

Two variations of the AT-ST

Imperial Speeder Bikes

Slave 1

The Original Trilogy’s Millennium Falcon

Razor Crest with an “Arvala-7” variant

Luke’s X-Wing

Darth Vader’s Prototype TIE Fighter

TIE Fighters

Imperial Troop Ground Transport

Asajj Ventress’s Ginivex Starfighter

The Micro Galaxy Squadron line was available for pre-order at Target but has already pre-sold out. The same can be said for the Razor Crest over at Amazon.

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What are your opinions on this latest itty bitty line of Star Wars ships? Let us know below.

[Source: Yahoo]

[Source: The Star Wars Collector’s Archive]


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