Posted by Curto on September 12, 2011 at 01:20 PM CST
Since the new version of the Spacetrooper was added today, this is the perfect time to get to the bottom of something that's been confusing collectors with the 2011 releases. Who is figure #26?

According to the figures hitting stores, the order goes like this:
SL25: Stormtrooper
SL26: ??
SL27: Death Star Trooper
SL28: Super Battle Droid
SL29: Mace Windu
SL30: Boba Fett
SL31: Spacetrooper AND Destroyer Droid??

The EU Spacetrooper is numbered "SL31"...but the Destroyer Droid is ALSO numbered "SL31"!!

To make it even more confusing, on the back of the new SL14 R2-D2 card, it lists Spacetrooper as "SL29"...but actually Mace Windu is numbered SL29? Confused? You're not alone....

I went straight to Hasbro to get the scoop on this, since a number of collectors are understandably scratching their heads over this. Here is what I found out: A lot of figures were shifted around this past year, and Hasbro ended up skipping over #26 completely, as well as #24 (which was listed early on as being Obi-Wan Kenobi), plus the above-mentioned SL31 duplication. So, not only are there TWO SL31 figures, but both SL24 and SL26 do not actually exist.

This is not a big deal for general fans, who are just going by the characters they want..they may not even notice this.
But for collectors, it has caused some confusion. Rest assured, you have NOT missed any figures: SL24 and SL26 do not exist.

This is similar to what happened with the General Grievous figure which was slated to be repackaged in 2009, but was delayed...leaving a "hole" in the Legacy Collection that was never filled.

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The new 75159 UCS Death Star has been announced and it's 99.5% re-release of a set, at an additional $100, that was only retired less than 12 months ago. How do you feel about this addition to the LEGO Star Wars line?
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Great: I didn't get a chance to buy 10188.
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