It was May 3, 1999 and Hasbro released the first collection of action figures and toys from the first Star Wars movie in almost 20 years, Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Fans across the country rushed to the "event" dubbed Midnight Madness. Toys "R" Us and other retailers opened their doors at 12 am to begin selling what was perhaps the most highly anticipated toy line ever. Hasbro was able to debut nearly 30 characters in the span of two months. They introduced a new technology called the "Commtech" chip, which enabled the figures to speak certain lines from the movie when placed on a special reader device. With improved sculpting, paint, and articulation, the new Episode I figures are worlds apart from the original line. But Hasbro decided to stick with the same 3?" formula that made Kenner's product a revolutionary success.

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2018 International Toy Fair Coverage
Rebelscum is an open book when it comes to how excited we are about the 3.75 inch scale Jabba's Sail Barge - but our fervour might not be shared by everyone so we want to know what you think. Pick the option below that best fits your frame of mind.
Yes, yes and yes again - I've put my money down already!
It's only a matter of time before I put my pre-order in.
Awesome but I'm waiting for it to retail.
Love the concept but it's too pricey.
Maybe, but I'm worried about the crowd-funded concept.
No, I'm not into action figures collecting.
It's not available in my part of the world.
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