In honor of last week’s Star Wars Celebration and the release of the trailer for Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, Pop Insider Senior Editor James Zahn, “The Rock Father,” stopped by WGN in Chicago to show off Star Wars toys from yesterday and today. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the product notes below.
VINTAGE STAR WARS COLLECTIBLES
- Star Wars Celebration offers fans a unique opportunity to snag some of the most coveted Star Wars items of all time: vintage action figures and collectibles.
- Dealers and toy store owners will exhibit at the convention, and fans can select from thousands of vintage toys and collectibles from across the 42-year history of the franchise, including:
- The Empire Strikes Back Collection Yoda (Kenner Toys, 1980)
- Valued between $50-$1,000 depending on packaging condition and variant (orange snake or brown snake).
- Return of the Jedi Collection Chewbacca (Kenner Toys, 1983)
- Valued between $200-500
- Original Kenner Toys Darth Vader, Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, Boba Fett
- Valued between $25-$500 and even higher based on condition and if it’s AFA graded.
LEGO STAR WARS 20TH ANNIVERSARY SETS (LEGO)
- This year is the 20th anniversary of LEGO Star Wars – the very first LEGO license!
- 5 commemorative sets of the most popular LEGO Star Wars models from the last 20 years have been updated, but launch in retro packaging with exact copies of the original minifigures they included.
- Fans can build Boba Fett’s personal Slave I starship and travel with him through the LEGO Star Wars galaxy in search of fugitives!
- Grab the handle and fly him around, pull the triggers to fire the spring-loaded shooters, load Han Solo trapped in carbonite into the hold and deliver him to collect your payment.
LEGO STAR WARS SNOWSPEEDER 20th Anniversary Edition (LEGO)
- This special-edition set is an updated version of the original 7130 Snowspeeder model released in 1999 and features an opening cockpit with space for the Luke Skywalker and Dak Ralter minifigures in pilot suits, laser cannons, a spring-loaded shooter under each wing, plus a stud shooter and harpoon with string at the rear. This commemorative LEGO Star Wars building toy also includes an elevating and rotating gun tower with stud shooter for epic Battle of Hoth action from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, plus a bonus Lando Calrissian minifigure from 2003 on a 20th anniversary display stand.
- Connect the LEGO Star Wars 20th anniversary minifigure display stands for the perfect collector’s item.
- Age: 7+
- MSRP: $39.99
- Available: shop.lego.com, Target, Amazon
WALK-N-ROAR CHEWBACCA PLUSH WITH COLLECTIBLE MILLENNIUM FALCON PIN (SEVEN20)
- Officially licensed Star Wars Chewbacca Feature Plush!
- Now you can have your own Wookiee companion to take with you on all important space missions.
- Featuring Chewbacca’s authentic phrases and sounds, this realistic plush version of Chewbacca is a must have for any fan or collector.
- Plush is activated by squeeze and walks about the room Making Chewbacca’s sounds.
- Chewbacca is sound activated and comes with batteries included.
- Includes a Millennium Falcon pin.
- MSRP: $20
- Available: Gamestop, BoxLunch, Barnes & Noble
STAR WARS THE BLACK SERIES PHANTOM MENACE OBI-WAN AND DARTH MAUL (HASBRO)
- To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, an exclusive set of action figures will pay homage to the iconic red cardbacks from the original toy line that hit shelves two decades ago in support of Episode I.
- Hasbro will celebrate the duel between Darth Maul and a young Obi-Wan Kenobi with a pair of 6-inch Black Series figures on special Episode I cardbacks; both releases utilize the innovative Photo Real paint application technique.
- MSRP: $24.99
STAR WARS R2D2 POPCORN MAKER (UNCANNY BRANDS)
- Give snack time the intergalactic edge with this popcorn maker shaped like everyone’s favorite Star Wars droid.
- Simply plug him in, add corn kernels and watch as R2-D2 makes quick work of air-popping a healthy snack for movie night.
- MSRP: $99.95
- Available: Williams-Sonoma
STAR WARS CELEBRATION POPS! EXCLUSIVE ASSORTMENT (FUNKO)
- Funko commemorates iconic Star Wars characters – Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Chewbacca, Yoda, Stormtrooper, and Princess Leia – in blue chrome for the convention.
- Exclusive Pops! of iconic characters such as Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Chewbacca, Yoda, Stormtrooper, and Princess Leia will be stylized in gold chrome.
- To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Darth Maul and Watto Pop! Figures will be available at the Funko booth during the celebration.
- Available: Following the event — Darth Vader-Amazon; Boba Fett-BoxLunch; Chewbacca-FYE; Yoda- Gamestop; Stormtrooper-Target; Princess Leia-Hot Topic; Watto-Hot Topic; Darth Maul-Walgreens
PRINCESS LEIA AS BOUSHH itty bittys (POPMINDED BY HALLMARK)
- The bounty-hunter alter ego of Princess Leia seen in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, joins Hallmark’s itty bittys line. Dozens of heroes, villains and creatures of Star Wars now figure among the iconic characters of film, comics and television to appear as uniquely styled plush itty bittys.
- MSRP: $10
- Available: Event exclusive.