There’s little doubt that Toy Fair was disappointing for me — it brought us the end of the Galactic Heroes. Perhaps I suspected that this was coming since we’ve had absolutely no news about the line for months, but I certainly didn’t want to believe it. So it’s taken me a couple days to adjust to the news. (Sheesh, you’d think a family member had died the way I’m acting).
So what are we left with? Hasbro is going to replace the line to compete head to head with Fisher Price’s Imaginext line by creating figures that are in a similar style, renaming the line as Jedi Force.
It’s taken me a little time to look at these figures objectively, but I can see these are actually pretty neat looking figures. They have much more articulation that the Galactic Heroes figures did, making them easier to fit in the accompanying vehicles. They’ve actually reissued the Snowspeeder and Anakin’s Starfighter, so obviously the vehicles will continue to fit right in with the Galactic Heroes ships we’ve already got. I guess I’m feeling renewed optimism.
To give you a look at these figures, I’m linking you to the pics taken by Jeff at Han’s Hideout. He’s done a great job of showcasing these new figures, including Hasbro’s other Playskool Heroes lines: Marvel Comics’ Super Hero Adventures and Transformers’ Rescue Bots.