The Vintage Collection Return of the Jedi Special 3 Action Figures
Item No.: No. E6136
Action Feature: Blaster, hat, Brock Starsher and Vizam figures
Availability: July 2019
Appearances: Return of the Jedi
Bio: Vedain was a Kajain'sa'Nikto slave owned by the Hutt crime lord Jabba the Hutt during the Galactic Civil War. (Stolen from Wookieepedia. Packaging has no bio.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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We've had precious few new Return of the Jedi aliens in recent years. What makes this figure amazing is that it's not entirely new - the head seems to be adapted from a previous release. The arms are from Nikto (Skiff Guard), the legs are from a Weequay, but the torso is seemingly new. Hasbro managed to give us a repaint with a minimum of new pieces to scratch the itch of "new figure," which would be impressive if it weren't forced with two other existing figures in a set. A lot of fans will want all three, but as a group it's not terribly exciting and stands as proof we'll shell out for one good new figure, even if it isn't all that new.
The figure has no problems holding the blaster or wearing what appears to be a new hat. My sample stands just fine. I'd love to say something catty about the figure itself, but can't - the hands are painted well, the outfit is a good use of existing parts, and it's a new Jabba thug. These are all things I like. I hope we can see more between now and when the line becomes completely unprofitable.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,629: October 15, 2019