The Retro Collection 3 3/4-Inch Action Figure
Item No.: Asst. F6866 No. F7276
Includes: Blaster, coat
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: February 2023
Appearances: Return of the Jedi
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.
Availability: Click here to buy it at Entertainment Earth now!
I would say this is one of the better reissue retro figures, even if he's not perfect. If the face skin was a little less translucent and the right hand was a little better at holding the gun, I'd say this is a winner. The coat is good - it might even be a good replacement for a lost original's, despite not being the same. I guess Hasbro can't (or doesn't want to) perfectly replicate the past, but at least they came close enough that I don't feel a little insulted or hurt by it.
Hasbro, if you're reading - I'd love to see you guys do a "retro remastered" line with slightly better colors, revised sculpts, and improved things like hands that can better grip the accessories. I'd pay. I think others would too, especially if they came on non-weathered cardbacks (make 'em j-hooks if you gotta, or leave out the punched hole completely.) And remember, Return of the Jedi is 40 - that means any kid who was old enough to see this in the theater is also over 40. The nostalgia window is shrinking.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 3,032: May 25, 2023