Star wars fandom often calls the era after Return of the Jedi and before the universe expanded in the 90s under the name of “dark times”. During these years there have been very few novelties Star warsthe media. But there were a handful of exceptions to this rule. One of them was Droids: The Adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO. This Saturday morning cartoon ran from 1985 to 1986, alongside Ewoks. Droids told stories of the adventures of the robot duo before New hope. And he even featured Boba Fett in one episode and IG-88.
Now, as part of their 50th Lucasfilm celebration, Hasbro is releasing new retro-style action figures, based on the Droids toys from the 80s. Artoo, Threepio and Boba Fett all come in packaging inspired by the classic Kenner Toys. And the color schemes match those of their old-fashioned animated counterparts. And they even come with the collector’s item the original figures came with. All four collectible figures are Target exclusives.
R2-D2 and C-3PO are both part of the Star wars: Vintage Collection and measures 3.75 inches. The Astromech and Protocol droids both retail for $ 15.99 and are available exclusively from Target.
Boba Fett’s figure is a bit taller, reaching 6 inches. As a member of Star Wars: Black Series, the Bounty Hunter comes in the form of a fully poseable action figure. It has an articulated head, arms and legs. It also comes with a premium decoration and includes two accessories. Like the two droids, Boba Fett is also available exclusively from Target, retailing for $ 26.49. There is also a smaller 3.75-inch Vintage Collection figure available for $ 15.99.
For those of you who have never watched the Droids cartoons on which these numbers are based, they are all now available on Disney +. Like toys, they are also categorized as “Star wars Vintage collection. And they are a wonderful throwback to a time when new Star wars the media were an extremely rare gift.
Pre-orders are expected at Target.com starting at 9 a.m. on September 24.