A few thoughts on a Thursday before hasbro release it's " awesome " new figures at sdcc .. and we're halfway into the 40th anniversary of Star Wars . but first a glimpse back to the 30th anniversary.. here is some facts from Jedibusiness.com " In 2007 and 2008 Hasbro celebrated the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars with a fantastic line-up of action figures. Each Star Wars figure in the basic assortment came with a coin. The coin album was bundled together with the very first figure in the line-up, which was Darth Vader.
Hasbro managed to release some truly fantastic action figures, such as an entire line-up of Ralph McQuarrie inspired concept figures, Boba Fett from the Holiday Special, Biggs Darklighter from the deleted Anchorhead scene from ANH plus expanded universe favorites such as Darth Revan and Darth Malak.
There were 60 Star Wars figures released in the 30th Anniversary Collection in 2007, with an additional 15 Star Wars figures in early to mid 2008 before The Legacy Collection started ." That's 75 unique figures folks .. 75 figures for the 30th anniversary !! and that at a time when Star Wars interest was quite low compared with today's interest. Star Wars celebrates 40 years and what have hasbro given us ? To waves of 6" black series on vintage cards and a stand with total of 14 figures where 5 are repackaged old figures .. and that's it folks . Hasbro has even managed to stop the production of the second wave leaving half the retailers without a delivery and preorders not coming in .. so 9 new figures .. 9 .. for the 40th anniversary.. and those 6 titanium figures .. is it any wonder why I don't bother with hasbro anymore .. #starwars40thanniversary #hasbro sorry for the rant but had to let some steam out !