The Retro Collection 3 3/4-Inch Action Figure
Item No.: Asst. F4200 No. F5771
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: July 2022
Appearances: Obi-Wan Kenobi
Bio: The Star Wars Retro Collection features design and detailing inspired by the original 1970s Star Wars figures. (Stolen from the marketing copy. Packaging has no bio.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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Fans have made unlicensed reproductions of Luke's lightsaber in red for years for a couple of bucks, so this being the first official Darth Vader lightsaber in this color is kind of neat. Similarly, the cape - which is a little much around the neck - is cool to have in this form. I was expecting something a little more like Lando Calrissian (General) with a meatier weight, but this is good too. It also has a much more complex cut than what I was expecting, which would have been a simple piece of cloth. As accessories go, this set is what you expect of a figure made during The Empire Strikes Back or Return of the Jedi eras.
Confidential to Hasbro - I would buy a reissue/variant of this one in slightly different deco. Use the 1978 Kenner-style white and red chest paint, leave the red off the helmet, and maybe make the gloves a little more consistent, retool the chest, and I'm in for another one.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.