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!