As the new year nears, it is time to look back on some of my personal favorite toys and collectibles from 2019*.
Last year's Toy Fair kicked off with the announcement of the Retro Collection, which started off as Target exclusives
. By now, I would've expected to see announcements on the potential expansion of the line. (any more 'unptroduced characters?).
There was also the introduction of the 8" HyperReal line, which includes Darth Vader and Bespin Luke.
With the arrival of the HasLab Jabba;'s Sail Barge, we also got a new skiff, as well as, a number of associated figures.
One of my favorite items from this year is the Jabba's Palace Adventure set
. I'm still hoping to see this concept applied to some other environments, like the Cantina, Cloud City, and Death Star.
With the 20th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back
, The Black Series Fan Choice winner, Dagobah Luke Skywalker,
was also chosen and announced.
As the release of The Rise Of Skywalker
and Jedi: Fallen Order
, as well as the premiere of The Mandalorian
, Triple Force Friday
saw the release of the related merchandise. I wasn't able to watch The Mandalorian
right away, but, once I saw it, the Black Series figure went on my wish list. Thankfully, I was able to get one,
Personally, most of my favorite items this year are from the Black Series, the Archive rereleases, the Amazon exclusive Emperor Palpatine and Chewbacca w C-3PO,(another wishlist item to check off) and the prequel figure announcements. I can't wait to see what the new year holds.
Only a month and a half until Toy Fair...
* I intend to exclude all of the other companies (Bandai, Funko,Kotobukiya, Sideshow, etc...), but, the Hasbro lines are the focus of my collection. Please, feel free to add your personal favorites in the comments.