Well, Toy Fair in New York was this past weekend. There were tons of toy reveals going on for all types of toys and games, but one piece of news actually has me giddy as a schoolgirl at a Jonas Brothers concert.
Hasbro announced that for The Empire Strikes Back’s 30th anniversary this year, they are bringing the Vintage Original Trilogy Collection back. Hasbro started the Vintage Original Trilogy Collection (OTC) back in 2004 (see pics here). It consisted of mostly movie based figures in “vintage style” packaging reminiscent of the Kenner figures in the early 1980s. The vintage packaging for these new figures looks fantastic but the best news about this vintage set is that if you buy five figures, you can send away for a rocket firing Boba Fett!!
Why is this fantastic news? Well, for those that don’t know, back in the day, right before Empire Strikes Back came out (pre-1980), Star Wars figures had a mail away offer for an exclusive Boba Fett with a rocket firing backpack. It was a way for Kenner to promote the new movie before it was released. Here’s an advertisement showcasing this mail away toy offer (via my Flickr buddy Jason Liebig):