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Re: 2019 Kenner Retro Collection
« Reply #90 on: May 14, 2019, 03:29 PM »
The reports circulating today about a Fatherís Day display with all 4 exclusives  in the menís clothing section are accurate. I got my set of Retro figures today in such a section and saw the Tarkin, TVC, and TBS sets as well. Also some non-SW video games as well.

I can corroborate this sighting...though the display I encountered had empty spots where all the Star Wars stuff was supposed to be.

Is it more odd that a "Father's Day" display is filled with Star Wars toys, or that the fathers wiped it out in one day before such items could be purchased as presents for them?

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Re: 2019 Kenner Retro Collection
« Reply #91 on: May 16, 2019, 10:43 AM »
I'm hoping more of these make it to the pegs.  There's been no sign of these in my area.

Don't forget - these are only Target exclusive for now.  Per Hasbro's latest update on May 4th, these Retro Collection figures will be available at "fan channels" this Fall -

From the press release -
"Available exclusively at Target, Target.com on 5/12/2019, and at most fan channel retailers nationwide in Fall 2019."

If you can't find them now, just wait until Fall and order a case of them from Entertainment Earth (#sponsorplug).

Glad to hear this. Tired of striking out on these. Maybe that 2nd run will have figures that are actually able to hold the weapons.
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Re: 2019 Kenner Retro Collection
« Reply #92 on: May 24, 2019, 01:42 AM »
I have to say, I'm more than a tad disappointed in these. My Han can not hold his blaster, the hand is sculpted too small. Opposite  with the stormtrooper.  :(
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Re: 2019 Kenner Retro Collection
« Reply #93 on: May 25, 2019, 11:46 AM »
I was able to find the four figures I wanted (Leia, Big Head, and 2 Stormies) in the wild last week, and I had a real good laugh at the failed accessory compatibility. Oh, the hubris of Hasbro, thinking they could just sleepwalk through these "primitive" designs! Leia does a little better than the boys with her gun thanks to the pincer-hand design, but if her arm points down it is still a 50/50 gamble if she will hold on to the gun for any period of time.

I guess these were truly meant to stay in the package.

Tarkin, meanwhile, is just fine.

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Re: 2019 Kenner Retro Collection
« Reply #94 on: May 25, 2019, 12:21 PM »
Just left my local Target and asked someone to run the assortment DPCI (087-16-8221). Not only did they not have any in stock and none of the other stores were listed as having any in stock, but the DPCI has been marked in their system as discontinued. If that is accurate across the nation, then it is possible that Target has ran thru their allotment and there will be no more until they hit the fan channel outlets later this year. This would line up with something I noticed last night that searching ďStar Wars retro collection ď on the Target app no longer shows these figures. I know folks are still finding them in store, but I have a feeling that this is the end of it for now.
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Re: 2019 Kenner Retro Collection
« Reply #95 on: May 25, 2019, 06:46 PM »
I found everything two days ago except for Vader and a Stormtrooper... I still donít get the point, but the Tarkin is definitely cool.
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Re: 2019 Kenner Retro Collection
« Reply #96 on: May 26, 2019, 11:04 AM »
I donít know if itís real, and I canít figure out how to post it here from my phone, but in the RS thread for this line someone has a screen grab from Home Bargains showing a retro collection Bantha and Sand Person.  I canít find it on the site but it LOOKS legit.

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Re: 2019 Kenner Retro Collection
« Reply #97 on: May 26, 2019, 11:38 AM »
The image in question...



I can't verify it, but this picture is calling to my mind a custom Bantha I've seen before that was solid fur sculpted on top of the POTF2 Bantha. The telltale was the reuse of the saddle. But for all I know, that's how modern Hasbro would do it, too.

I dunno, but it would be neat if true!

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Re: 2019 Kenner Retro Collection
« Reply #98 on: May 26, 2019, 11:39 AM »
If that is real, I will FLIP.


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Re: 2019 Kenner Retro Collection
« Reply #99 on: May 26, 2019, 11:42 AM »
I donít know if itís real, and I canít figure out how to post it here from my phone, but in the RS thread for this line someone has a screen grab from Home Bargains showing a retro collection Bantha and Sand Person.  I canít find it on the site but it LOOKS legit.

That does look legit.  Would be cool to get a Tusken, let alone the Bantha.  US price translates to about $40.
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Re: 2019 Kenner Retro Collection
« Reply #100 on: May 26, 2019, 12:07 PM »
I knew it looked familiar...



The custom was even on display in a Vintage Star Wars toy museum show last year, displayed as if it was a Kenner prototype, but as you can tell by the familiar "Kenner Sandtrooper" custom, it is a modern recreation:





Its creation as a custom was confirmed during the show.

Lots of great pics and a write up at this site: https://greencardback.wordpress.com/2018/10/10/star-wars-irl-2-may-the-toys-be-with-you/

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Re: 2019 Kenner Retro Collection
« Reply #101 on: May 26, 2019, 03:35 PM »
So probably fake?  Iíd fíing love one of those.

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Re: 2019 Kenner Retro Collection
« Reply #102 on: May 26, 2019, 04:41 PM »
Dammit, I would buy that in a heartbeat.  :-\
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Re: 2019 Kenner Retro Collection
« Reply #103 on: May 26, 2019, 05:12 PM »
Yeah, that listing had to have been faked, the picture is the custom-made one. Hasbro may be doing one, who knows, but this isn't evidence of it.

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Re: 2019 Kenner Retro Collection
« Reply #104 on: May 27, 2019, 10:01 AM »
Nice detective work.  I wasn't in love with that Bantha design anyway, but love for Hasbro to take a swing at something like this.
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