A long time ago in a galaxy not so far away, an animated television series took place.  Star Wars Droids aired in 1985 and 1986, a series from the Dark Times, when fans of the franchise figured it was over for good and there was not any hope of another movie.  Considered non-canon even back then, it tracked stories prior to the original trilogy of the adventures of trusty droids R2-D2 and C-3P0.  A corresponding toy line featured a whopping twelve action figures, three vehicles, and two lightsabers–plus a scarce figure for the character Vlix that was only released in Brazil.

Now exclusively at Target stores and Target online, Kenner is offering new versions with retro Star Wars Droids packaging featuring 3.75-inch scale Boba Fett, R2-D2, and C-3P0, plus a six-inch Kenner “The Black Series” style Boba Fett, all inspired by characters as seen in the animated series.  Check out images below of the new figures and included collectable coins.

First, a look back at the original line (an additional seven figures shown were never released):

The standard original figure line from Star Wars Droids consisted of R2-D2, C-3P0, Boba Fett, an A-Wing Pilot, Jann Tosh, Jord Dusat, Kea Moll, Kez-Iban, Sise Fromm, Thall Joben, Tig Fromm, and, of course, the affable Uncle Gundy.  Only Boba Fett and the A-Wing Pilot were re-packaged from the Power of the Force line, which makes this Boba Fett the first animated sculpt and paint job for the character.  They originally sold for $2.99.  Vehicles consisted of an A-Wing Fighter, an ATL Interceptor, and a Side Gunner.

Here are the official Kenner descriptions of the new figures at Target:

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH BOBA FETT Figure
(HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $26.49)
Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH BOBA FETT Figure inspired by STAR WARS: DROIDS (The Adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO). STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring a poseable head, arms, and legs, as well as premium deco, in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and 2 accessories.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH ARTOO-DETOO (R2-D2) Figure
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $15.99)
Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH ARTOO-DETOO (R2-D2) Figure inspired by STAR WARS: DROIDS (The Adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO). Highly poseable with realistic details, Kenner-inspired branding, and premium design this 3.75-inch figure is a great gift for STAR WARS fans and collectors. Includes figure and accessory.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH SEE-THREEPIO (C-3PO) Figure
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $15.99)
Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH SEE-THREEPIO (C-3PO) Figure inspired by STAR WARS: DROIDS (The Adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO). Highly poseable with realistic details, Kenner-inspired branding, and premium design this 3.75-inch figure is a great gift for STAR WARS fans and collectors. Includes figure and accessory.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH BOBA FETT Figure
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $15.99)
Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH BOBA FETT Figure inspired by STAR WARS: DROIDS (The Adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO). Highly poseable with realistic details, Kenner-inspired branding, and premium design this 3.75-inch figure is a great gift for STAR WARS fans and collectors. Includes figure and 3 accessories.

All four figures are available at Target online and in stores now.  Both seasons of Star Wars Droids are streaming now on Disney Plus.

C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg