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Kenner ROTJ figures spotted

I was at KMart earlier today,and there's new (AFAIK) Kenner carded figures for ROTJ just like the ESB ones from earlier in the year. For those who don't know,these are new figures but with oldstyle packaging that even goes so far as to say "Kenner" instead of Hasbro.
I got Ackbar,who looks great in the package. Can't speak as to his articulation or anything since this is one of the VERY few toys I'll actually keep MOC. He comes with the little gadget he has in the movie plus the little baton or whatever it is that the original figure had. I know everyone says this,but Hasbro are really the masters of action figures for U.S. mass market. This is a fun kids' toy but easily could be called a collectible as well. SW toys aren't flimsy like a Revoltech,but don't have QC issues like a Mattel toy. If you look at one of these versus one of Playmates' 2009 Trek figures,it's like they aren't even competitors.
Anyway,like I said I got Ackbar,and the cardback shows:Wicket,Yoda,Jedi Luke,Wedge,and Bartender R2D2. I'm not enough of a diehard to know if there's any mold reuse or not. They also had Anakin figues on a card that looked like the card would have looked if ROTS came out in the eighties. Very strange.

So anyway,maybe it's old news,but if you didn't know,these guys are currently on the pegs. Happy hunting.

Posted 14 November, 2010 - 18:59 by kidnicky


2 comments posted
I got a bunch of the ESB

I got a bunch of the ESB figures and they really are great. Looking forward to getting some of these new ones, espescially ACKBAR!

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Posted by JoshB on 15 November, 2010 - 12:58
Yeah,I probably won't bother

Yeah,I probably won't bother collecting all of them,but when I saw Ackbar obviously I had no choice but to purchase. I own a generic Mon Calamari from 7 or 8 years ago,but this is the first figure I've bought of the man himself.

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Posted by kidnicky on 15 November, 2010 - 23:26