UPDATE! ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Vintage Collection Wave 1 Revealed – Including Knight of Ren
Thanks to the effort of the people at Yakface, we have an idea of what the latest additions to The Vintage Collection are. So far, five have been uncovered, only one of which is not explicitly related to the final film of the Skywalker Saga. To the uninitiated, The Vintage Collection is a series of Star Wars toys made in the style of Kenner Star Wars figures from back in the day, albeit with sturdier materials and a much larger array of characters to look at. The box cards for these characters feature new locations in the background, as well as a stylized iteration of the logo for The Rise of Skywalker.
Minor spoilers for the physical appearances of characters in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker beyond this point.
The four characters tied to The Rise of Skywalker are Rey, Poe Dameron, Zorii Bliss, and the Sith Jet Trooper. Meanwhile, there’s Luke in his pilot costume circa A New Hope thrown in there as well.
There’s also a leak of one of the Knights of Ren using this same toy format.
These toys ought to go on sale on Triple Force Friday, which will be held on October 4, 2019. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker itself will be released on December 20, 2019.
The film features the return of Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Ian McDiarmid, Anthony Daniels, Jimmy Vee, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Greg Grunberg, and Brian Herring as the puppeteer behind BB-8. New cast members include Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, and Dominic Monaghan. Archive footage of Carrie Fisher will also be repurposed and utilized. The Rise of Skywalker is directed by J. J. Abrams, produced by Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, and written by Abrams and Chris Terrio, with their work being based on characters created by George Lucas. Dan Mindel serves as cinematographer, Maryann Brandon and Stefan Grube as editors, and John Williams as composer of what will be his final Star Wars film.
Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.