Galactic Heroes are a series Star Wars toys, first created in 2001, (known then under the name of Playskool Star Wars Adventure), by Playskool, a division of Hasbro. They comprised of a series of figures, around 2.25" in height, although some differ, with limited articulation, and permanently attached weapons and blasters. They usually sold in sets of two, or in theme sets, such as X-Wing Adventure Playset, The Stompin' Wampa Playset, and Millennium Falcon Adventure. The sets feature chunky, cartoon-style, diminutive characters and vehicles from the Star Wars Universe, and are intended for use by children aged 3+, although they are collected by many adults.
Original "Star Wars Playskool Adventure" SetsEdit
Star Wars Playskool Arena Adventure SetEdit
The Arena Adventure set features characters from the Geonosian Arena scene in Attack of the Clones, and includes Mace Windu, Anakin Skywalker, Reek and a Geonosian. The Reek is mountable, and both Anakin and Mace possess magnetic Force powers in their hands, which allow them to push other magnetic characters. The set retailed for around $9.99 in the US and £7.99 in the UK.
Star Wars Playskool Duel With Darth Maul PlaysetEdit
The Duel With Darth Maul Playset reenacts the duel scene between Obi-Wan and Maul during The Phantom Menace, as well as Anakin's flight in the Naboo Starfighter, which has the Galactic Heroes look to it as well. A Battle droid has been thrown in for good measure, and it reacts to Ob-Wans Force magnetism. The set retailed for around $9.99 in the US and £7.99 in the UK.
Star Wars Playskool Millennium Falcon AdventureEdit
The Millennium Falcon Adventure set includes a large Galactic Heroes style version of the Millennium Falcon, with real laser sounds, and a removable top, allowing characters to be put inside. The set also features C-3PO, Chewbacca, Han Solo and a Stormtrooper. It is one of the best selling Galactic Heroes sets, and retailed for around $9.99 in the US and £7.99 in the UK.
Star Wars Playskool Fast Through the Forset PlaysetEditThe Fast Through the Forest Set includes characters from the chase scene on Endor, with Luke Skywalker in rebel attire, a scout trooper, a blatently adorable Wicket W. Warrick and two speeder bikes. The set retailed for around $9.99 in the US and £7.99 in the UK.
Stompin' Wampa PlaysetEdit
The Stompin' Wampa Playset reenacts the classic scenes from The Empire Strikes Back wherein Luke is thrown from his Tauntaun mount, inprisonned by the Wampa, and then saved from freezing by Han. The set includes a large Wampa figure, Luke, Han, and the Taun taun. The set retailed for around $9.99 in the US and £7.99 in the UK.
Hasbro Galactic HeroesEdit
Hasbro's GH figures were packed as double packs, both from the same theme or movie.
Wave 1: A New HopeEdit
Wave 2: Attack of the ClonesEdit
The second wave focused on the Battle of Geonosis and includes sets such as Jango Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker (with green lightsaber) and Yoda and Clone Trooper (Phase I).
Wave 3: Bounty HuntersEdit
Wave 4: TatooineEdit
Wave 4 is the first Hasbro wave to draw figures from more than one movie, each from Tatooine. It features Jawa and Tusken Raider, Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) and Gamorrean Guard and Nikto and Lando Calrissian (Skiff Disguise).
Wave 5: Revenge of the SithEdit
The sixth and final Star Wars gets three waves of figures, starting with Anakin Skywalker and Count Dooku, Obi-Wan Kenobi and General Grievous and Yoda and Palpatine.
Wave 6: Revenge of the SithEdit
Chewbacca and Clone Trooper, Kit Fisto and Mace Windu and R2-D2 and Super Battle Droid make up the second wave from RotS.
Wave 7: Revenge of the SithEdit
And to finish off the RotS tidal wave of figures come Dark Side Anakin Skywalker and 501st Trooper, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Utapau Trooper, Darth Vader and Holo Emperor Palpatine and Yoda and Kashyyyk Trooper.
Wave 8: Playskool RepacksEdit
Hoth Gear Luke Skywalker and Hoth Gear Han Solo, Luke Skywalker with Speeder Bike and Scout Trooper with Speeder Bike are all repacks from the Playskool line.
Wave 9: RepaintsEdit
Hasbro increases your cute little armies with these repaints: Battle Droid (red) and Phase I Clone Trooper (green,) Obi-Wan Kenobi (with Qui-Gon lightsaber) and Darth Maul (with soft goods cloak) and Emperor Palpatine and Shock Trooper.
Wave 10: A New HopeEdit
The tenth wave reaches from three parts of ANH for these figures which include Wedge Antilles and TIE Pilot, Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper Disguise) and Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise,) Ben Kenobi and Sandtrooper and Han Solo and Greedo.
Wave 11: The Empire Strikes BackEdit
The first foray into TESB showcases Chewbacca with Disassembled C-3PO, Princess Leia (Bespin Gown) and Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) and Lando Calrissian and Snowtrooper and Rebel Trooper.
Wave 12: Clone Wars & moreEdit
The first Expanded Universe figures from the Galactic Heroes come in with Durge and Obi-Wan Kenobi (Clone Trooper Gear), Anakin Skywalker (Tatooed) and Clone Trooper, Firgin D'an and Hammerhead and Darth Maul with Sith Speeder!
Wave 13: Return of the Jedi and moreEdit
The "and more" series continues with Luke Skywalker (Throne Room Duel) and Darth Vader, Royal Guard and Imperial Gunner, Princess Leia (Boushh) and Han Solo (with Carbonite Block!) and Ponda Boba and Snaggletooth.
Wave 14: Return of the Jedi and moreEdit
Wave 14 includes AT-AT Driver and AT-AT Commander, Garindan and Duros, Han Solo and Logray and Imperial Officer and Death Star Trooper.
Wave 15: Classic TrilogyEdit
This range includes characters from episodes IV, V and VI. These are Grand Moff Tarkin & Imperial Officer, Luke Skywalker with Yoda & Spirit of Obi-Wan, Leia (Endor General) & Rebel Commando (Endor) and Weequay & Barada.
Wave 16: Revenge of the SithEdit
The 4th RotS range includes Aayla Secura & Commander Bly, Ki Adi Mundi & Commander Bacara, Saesee Tiin & Agen Kolar and Commander Gree & Tarfful.
Wave 17: Revenge of the Sith and more Edit
The 17th wave of Hasbro's Galactic Heroes includes the following two-packs: Jar-Jar Binks & Destroyer Droid, Plo Koon & Captain Jag, Shaak Ti & Magna Guard, and R2-D2 (with Serving Tray) & Princess Leia (Jabba's Slave).
Additional promotional sets have been released: Scout Trooper (Comic-Con Giveaway) which was just the Fast Through the Forest Scout Trooper and Yoda and R2-D2 (Burger King Promo.)
Some vehicles were released such as the Millenium Falcon and an X-Wing, which were both re-released Playskool vehicles.
Some vehicles could transform, and be two-in-one: Landspeeder and X-Wing, which both had another (albeit non-canon) form.
These figures can clip to bags.
Boba Fett, Darth Tater, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Yoda.
Each Cinema Scene focused on one specific movie and re-released and repainted figures in that scene. This one had Geonosian Warrior, Jango Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi, (mismatched) C-3PO, Super Battle Droid, (red) Battle Droid, Padme Amidala, Anakin Skywalker (blue saber,) Phase I Clone Trooper (Commander) and Phase I Clone Trooper (Lieutenant.)
Death Star EscapeEdit
The second Cinema Scene captures the final moments in the fight between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader with: Darth Vader, Ben Kenobi, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, R2-D2, Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, R2-Q5 and a Stormtrooper.
Jedi v SithEdit
The third set is based on the entirety of Revenge of the Sith instead of just a scene, and had: Mace Windu, Kit Fisto, Emporer Palpatine, General Grievous, Count Dooku, Yoda, (Human) Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Shock Trooper and Phase II Clone Trooper (Mace's Personal Squadron.)
Vader's Bounty HuntersEdit
The fourth set features the Bounty Hunters aboard the Executor in TESB. They are Bossk, 4-LOM, IG-88, Boba Fett, Zuckuss, Darth Vader, x2 Stormtroopers, Shadow Stormtrooper and Dengar.
The Battle of HothEdit
This pack is based on the Battle of Hoth in TESB. They are Rebel Trooper, Tauntaun, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, General Veers, Snowtrooper, and a Wampa.
The Battle of NabooEdit
This pack is based of the Battle of Naboo in TPM. This includes Anakin Skywalker, Naboo Fighter, Darth Maul, Battle Droid, Jar Jar, Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan.
This scene comes with lights and sounds! It has four Bith Band Members (each with different instruments!), Duro, Ponda Boba, Luke Skywalker (with lightsaber), Ben Kenobi and Hammerhead.
Another scene from the Cantina includes Greedo, Chewbacca, Garindan, (blue) Snaggletooth, C-3PO, R2-D2, Wuher and x2 Sandtroopers. These are both Wal-Mart exclusives.
Battle for NabooEdit
This set includes some newbies to the fold: Qui-Gon Jinn, Jar Jar Binks, Battle Droid, Anakin Skywalker (Pilot), Darth Maul and Obi-Wan (with green saber). This also brings some Episode I back into the Heroic line.
Battle for HothEdit
This set includes a Wampa, Tauntaun, Darth Vader, Imperial Snowtrooper, General Veers, Princess Leia (Hoth Gear), (Hoth Gear) Han Solo, Hoth Rebel Trooper and Luke Skywalker (Hoth Gear). These two are Toys 'R' Us exclusives.
Assault on the Death StarEdit
This is the first of two Target exclusive sets. It has an X-Wing, Luke Skywalker (Pilot), R2-D2, Princess Leia and Wedge Antilles.
Another new guy comes into play here: featuring Jabba the Hutt, Princess Leia (Boushh), C-3PO, Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight, blaster), Han Solo, Bib Fortuna, Gamorrean Guard, Klaadu and Lando Calrissian (Skiff Disguise).
These packs were featured at Celebration IV.
Figures shown were Weequay Guard and Barada, Endor Gear Han Solo and Endor Gear Leia Organa, Moff Tarkin and Imperial Commander and Jedi Spirit Obi-Wan and Luke with Yoda on his back.
A cinema scene includes Obi-Wan's Delta starfighter and Jedi starfighter. Another includes Anakin's yellow delta starfighter and starfighter. The Rancor is included with a Gamorrean guard and a Jabba's palace Luke.
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