The Hunt Is On - The Vintage Collection 3 3/4" Waves 7 and 8 Figures Found

As the drought of figures at brick-and-mortar stores continues, the online secondary market has come through once again. I recently managed to score all three Wave 7 and 8 figures on my Vintage Collection Hunt List - VC09 Boba Fett, VC146 Luke Skywalker (Crait), and VC147 Death Star Gunner.

As with the Original Trilogy characters in Wave 5, Boba is a repack of a figure from the very beginning of the Vintage Collection back in 2010. He's been given a few minor paint app tweaks, and - most importantly - the Photo Real face treatment (which appears to be based on the visage of an older Daniel Logan). This update to an already great super-articulated figure easily makes this the definitive 3 3/4" Boba Fett.

Of course, the most in-demand figure from these two waves will be Luke. Not only does he remedy an obvious hole in any 3 3/4" Last Jedi collection, but he also makes excellent fodder for any Legacy fan wanting a 'heyday' Jedi Master Skywalker. While collectors have reported some large variations in the face detailing on this figure, I managed to luck out with mine. Despite Luke's desirability however, I'm most happy for the third of these figures - the Death Star Gunner. A super-articulated version of this trooper has been on my wishlist for over a decade, so I'm rapt to see that Hasbro has finally given him the deluxe treatment.

With these acquisitions, my Vintage Collection Hunt List is complete - at least until new figures are announced for this year's 'Triple Force Friday'. Bring on October 4th!