Leaked: Star Wars Black Series Triple Force Friday Figures Revealed!

Leaked: Triple Force Friday Star Wars Black Series Revealed! | Green Card Back

October 4th marks Disney’s “Triple Force Friday”, the day on which merchandise for Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, Jedi: Fallen Order and The Mandalorian officially meets the world. Yet this being the 21st century Disney’s marketing approach of pointless secrecy has inevitably failed big time – and thanks to unsolicited finds by Instagrammers including @sb_toyz and stellar research by Yakface.com we’ve already got a clear idea of what to expect in two weeks time.

From ‘First Edition’ white boxes to retailer exclusive colour schemes, click through for the figure reveals that we’ve seen so far…

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Positive Fandom #3: The Vintage Collection

Positive Fandom #3: The Vintage Collection | Green Card Back

Earlier this year Star Wars all but disappeared from my display shelves.

The POTF2 Millennium Falcon, a Black Series OT Stormtrooper helmet, a boxed Sphero BB-8 and the 1997 Special Edition VHS box set (the silver widescreen edition) were the only hold-outs on shelves resplendent with Transformers and comic books. A combination of dissatisfaction with Disney’s handling of the franchise, an inability to truly love the 6″ Black Series (despite genuinely trying) and the continued push of 5POA 3.75″ figures all kept me at arms length. As much as I still love Star Wars, it had started to feel like a piece of my history.

Yet the last few months have seen me more pumped about George Lucas’ saga than at any time since early 2018 – and this enthusiasm has nothing to do with the new films or media. It’s all thanks to the triumphant return of the Vintage Collection.

To give that enthusiasm a voice, it’s time for a list article. Click on through for GCB’s 5 reasons to be cheerful for the Star Wars Vintage Collection in 2019!

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Lego Minifigure Leaks for The Rise of Skywalker

Zorri Bliss from The Rise of Skywalker | Green Card Back

And so it begins. Instagram user @lightning.rad_ has shared leaked photos of Lego minifigures from the upcoming Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

Update: since Lucasfilm has no clue how to promote films/build hype, Green Card Back has been served with a notice to remove the images. The descriptions will remain in place and the images will be restored when the new Lego sets (that you’re 100% not meant to know exist) are officially released.

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Vintage Collection: Sale and Return

Star Wars Vintage Collection figures on sale at The Entertainer, UK | Green Card Back

What a week it’s been for my 3.75″ Star Wars collection. Thanks to the UK’s high street toy shop The Entertainer I added the Imperial Assault Tank Driver, two Range Troopers and Enfys Nest to the ranks – my largest single purchase for some time.

For sure, the sale price helped hugely. But each of these three figures are ones that I have been waiting on for some time, particularly Enfys Nest. And that’s not something I’ve been able to say about Star Wars for a while…

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Boba Fett (POTF2) Review

Boba Fett POTF2 Review | Green Card Back

Power of the Force, 1995

Accessories: Sawed-Off Blaster Rifle, Jet Pack
Appears in: Return of the Jedi

Card Back: The most notorious and fearsome bounty hunter in the galaxy is also the most mysterious. Many legends and stories have arisen over the years, but few facts are known of the man called Boba Fett, or his link to Han Solo’s past. Since the Clone Wars, Fett has worked as a mercenary, a soldier, a personal guard, an assassin, and most frequently, as the most expensive bounty hunter in the known systems.

Fett wears the armor of the Mandalore supercommandos, a group of evil warriors who were defeated by the Jedi Knights during the Clone Wars. Fett had it modified to fit his needs as a bounty hunter. His helmet has a macrobinocular viewplate, motion and sound sensors, infrared capabilities, an internal comlink with his ship, the Slave I, and a broadband antenna for intercepting and decoding transmissions. His wrist gauntlets house lasers, a miniature flame projector, and a fibercord whip/grappling device. On his back, a powerful jet pack also houses a turbo-projected magnetic grappling hook with a 20 meter lanyard. Worn over his dirty flightsuit, Fett’s equipment includes knee-pad rocket rocket dart launchers, spiked boots, and a concussion grenade. Braided Wookiee scalps hang over his right shoulder, and a BlasTech EE_3 rifle makes sure no one argues with him. Fearless, methodical, and as unpredictable as the shifting sands of Tatooine, Fett has worked for numerous ganglords, including Jabba the Hutt. He was working for Jabba when a call for bounty hunters was received from the Empire, Fett tracked down his old nemesis, Han Solo, for Darth Vader, and was rewarded with the smuggler’s body, frozen in carbonite.

For us 12 year olds of the day Boba Fett was the definition of cool. Mysterious, deadly and, thanks to his return in Dark Empire, full of potential. It didn’t matter how he went out in Return of the Jedi; this was a character that provided an instant gateway to Star Wars adventure.

All this meant his toy was in high demand. Yet when my friends and I did finally manage to snag one, it wasn’t quite the score we’d hoped for…

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