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Darth Maul figure on Episode I card

The Star Wars: Episode I Hasbro toy line ran from 1999 to 2000, featuring a variety of characters and vehicles from Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.

HistoryEdit

To mark the release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, a whole new collection of 3 and 3/4 figures were released under the title of Episode I. At the time, this line was unique from other lines in that it covered only the characters and droids from the new movie. As a prelude to the film, and to increase interest, two preview items were made available in 1998. The first was a mail-away promotion for Jedi Master Mace Windu. The other item was a large scale Battle Droid on a STAP, which was available at retail and labeled "Episode I coming in 1999".

The full initial waves of figures, vehicles, and beasts were released at midnight, May 3rd, 1999. The line introduced a new level of paint and sculpture detail, as well as increased points of articulation on select figures. A new pack-in feature was also included called COMMTech chips, these chips also doubled as stands for the figures and, with the addition of a separately sold chip reader, enabled figures to electronically play phrases from the film. This feature was also included in the last small wave of Power of the Force figures produced at the time. In some E.U. and Asian countries these COMMTech chips were not made available due to health and safety concerns or simple disinterest in the new technology. In this case, Hasbro packaged either a bonus battle droid or pit droid with the figure. In the UK the name COMMTech was renamed COMMTalk due to licensing issues.

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Characters

Creatures

Droid models

Events

Locations

Organizations and titles

Sentient species

Vehicles and vessels

EP1-GunganAssault

Gungan Assault Cannon with Jar Jar Binks

Weapons and technology

Miscellanea


External linksEdit

Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
Books
Full adaptations
NovelJunior novelizationMighty ChroniclesMovie StorybookShakespeareGolden Book
Book-and-recordRead-Along Storybook and CDThe Prequel Trilogy Stories
Partial adaptations
JournalAnakin SkywalkerDarth MaulQueen Amidala
Episode I Adventures13: Danger on Naboo (Game Book)14: Podrace to Freedom (Game Book)
15: The Final Battle (Game Book) Adventures: 11: Danger on Naboo (Game Book)12: Podrace to Freedom (Game Book)
Anakin's Pit DroidAnakin SkywalkerAnakin's Race for FreedomDangers of the CoreDarth Maul's Revenge
Droid to the RescueDroids Everywhere!General Jar JarGungan Trouble!Jar Jar BinksJar Jar's Mistake
Jedi EscapeMeet the Jedi High CouncilObi-Wan's Bongo AdventurePodrace!A Queen's DiaryReady, Set, Podrace!Save Naboo!Sith AttackWatch Out, Jar Jar!5-Minute Star Wars Stories5-Minute Star Wars Stories Strike Back
Comics
Comic series: 1234Trade paperback
Obi-Wan KenobiQueen AmidalaQui-Gon JinnAnakin SkywalkerTrade paperback
Manga: 12
PhotoComicThe Prequel Trilogy 鈥 A Graphic Novel
Video games
Battle for NabooThe Gungan FrontierJedi Power BattlesObi-Wan
Obi-Wan's AdventuresEpisode I: The Phantom MenaceRacerRacer ArcadeStarfighterSuper Bombad Racing
Activity books
Battles to ColorHeroes and Villains Coloring BookI Am a DroidI Am a JediI Am a PilotI Am a Queen
Great Big Flap BookMicro-Vehicle Punch-OutsQueen Amidala Paper Doll BookThe Ultimate Sticker Book
Behind the scenes
The Art ofIllustrated ScreenplayThe Making ofThe Official Souvenir MagazineScript facsimileStar Wars Chronicles: The PrequelsStar Wars Storyboards: The Prequel Trilogy
Guide and reference books
The Data FileThe Gungan Frontier: Prima's Official Strategy GuideIncredible Cross-SectionsInside the Worlds of
Jedi Power Battles: Prima's Official Strategy GuideObi-Wan: Prima's Official Strategy GuidePortfolio
Prima's Official Strategy GuideRacer: Official Nintendo Player's GuideRacer: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
Secrets of the SithScrapbookStarfighter: Prima's Official Strategy GuideThe Complete Saga
Star Wars in 100 ScenesThe Visual Dictionary (Expanded)Who's Who: A Pocket Guide to the Characters ofWhat's What
Other material and merchandise
Star Wars Customizable Card Game: Coruscant LimitedTatooine LimitedTheed Palace Limited
Trading Card Game
Insider's GuideSoundtrackToy line
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