One of the most exciting reveals for me personally that came out of Star Wars Celebration Orlando last year was the announcement of the return of Hasbro’s The Vintage Collection line of figures. The video that was shown during Hasbro’s panel unearthed a wave of emotions that harkened back to the glory days of the Kenner years from decades long gone, even with TVC line having already made a triumphant return just a handful of years ago under Hasbro’s name. That iconic cardback design immediately brings Kenner to the forefront of my mind and puts a huge smile on my face.
With collectors here in the northeast US dealing with the aftermath of last week’s blizzard, warm Spring weather cannot arrive soon enough. And seeing these cardbacks hanging from store pegs will go a long way towards warming the hearts of long-time Star Wars figure collectors. In my perfect world, Hasbro would utilize this vintage cardback design across their ENTIRE 3.75″ Star Wars figure line now and into the future, but alas that is nothing more than wishful thinking at best.
2018 is shaping up to be a great year for collectors, especially with the relaunching of this nostalgia-filled line.