GENERAL GRIEVOUS Star Wars Revenge of the Sith
Never has a slight retooling improved a previous release as dynamically as the VC17 General Greivous figure, which was based on the 2009 The Legacy Collection General Grievous. This time out, Hasbro created new arms and wrapped the figure in the soft goods cloak everyone wanted.

The second wave of The Vintage Collection was revealed at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con. With the exception of a single Star Wars (A New Hope) figure that we've always wanted on a Kenner card, this assortment mainly focused on the characters from Revenge Of The Sith, marking the first time anything other than the Original Trilogy was represented on a Kenner Vintage card. The Assortment included Darth Sidious in his brown robes, Darth Vader as he appeared on Mustafar, Sandtrooper with a white Sergeant pauldron, the clean Phase II Clone Trooper, repacked Obi-Wan Kenobi, General Grievous with soft goods cloak, the definitive Magnaguard and the (yawn) repainted Clone Commander Cody. Wave two began shipping in September 2010.

All eight figures in this wave was available on both regular and foil cards.
U.S. Product Packaging
North American Tri-Logo Product Packaging
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Product Information
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year: 2010
Original Retail: $9.99
Assortment Number: 20824/97568
Placement Number: VC17
UPC Number: 6 53569 51611 8
What's In The Box?
  • General Grievous Figure
  • 2x IgnitedLightsabers
  • 2x Lightsaber Hilts
  • Blaster
  • Soft Goods Cloak
About This Figure
  • the VC17 General Grievous is a retooling of the 2009 The Legacy Collection General Grievous figure with new forearms.
U.S. Card Variations
  • There are three card back variations for the regular edition U.S. VC17 General Grievous. The code below works like this: F = Card Front, B = Card Back, FS = Card Front Sticker, BS = Card Back Sticker, DS = Date Stamp
  • F1.1 B1.3 FS1.1 BS(N/A) DS02631 - "Original figures in packaging from 1970's, 1980's, 1990's, and 2000's illustrated here are not available." text on cardback. Rocket firing Boba Fett mail-away offer sticker.
  • F1.1 B2.3 FS(N/A) BS1.1 DS02941 - Bar code sticker on back of card displaying new asst. number: 53569-54572
  • F1.1 B3.3 FS(N/A) BS(N/A) DS03141 - "Collect these awesome characters! (Each sold separately.)" added to cardback, pictures of loose figures shifted to left-side of their respective cardback photos, photos of loose figures updated to VC cardbacks, new asst. number now printed.
  • Released simultaneously, Hasbro produced special foil version for each figure in this wave of The Vintage Collection action figures. As with all the foil cards in the first wave, all of the wave two foil cards were short packed and boasted much smaller print runs. The Foil to Regular production ratio was roughly one to every ten. This short-lived premium chase packaging ended with this assortment.
North American Tri-Logo Card Variations
  • There were four versions of the VC17 General Grievous sold in Canada.
  • The regular edition card with the starburst Boba Fett offer sticker and the order form.
  • The regular edition card with the order form but no starburst Boba Fett offer sticker. This version was only found at Toys "R" Us at the end of 2010.
  • The regular edition card with no offer sticker or order form.
  • The foil card featured the Boba Fett offer order form and starburst sticker.
  • By the time the second assortment was released the "Bobba Fett" text error was corrected. To date and based on date stamps, there have been no documented examples of the error sticker showing up on any of the figures in this wave.
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Text & Photography by D. Martin Myatt

Additional Photography by Suzan Lund

US Card Variations Catalogued by Vince Zannelli

Canadian Card Variations Catalogued by Scott McDonald

Additional Research by Chris Wyman

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