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Gary Kurtz, Star Wars Producer, Dead At 78

Gary Kurtz, Star Wars producer, passed away on Sunday, September 23rd at 4:47 pm after succumbing to a battle with cancer. He will be missed and is universally loved for his work with Star Wars. He was 78. Check out the full PRESS RELEASE here.

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Review: Captain Cassian Andor - TVC - VC130

While nice on a The Vintage Collection card back, Captain Cassian Andor needs more than repackaging to be an acceptable action figure. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Captain Cassian Andor

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Disney Droid Factory Sandcrawler Vs. Hasbro OTC Sandcrawler

JTA reader Smith John posts an image of the old Hasbro Sandcrawler on top of the new Disney Droid Factory Sandcrawler in our comments. See the size difference for yourself!

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Do you want to see the Disney Droid Factory Sandcrawler in motion? Do you want to hear it’s sound effects and see how how it lights up? JTA reader and friend Logan has taken video for us and we put it up on our YouTube channel for your viewing pleasure! Check it out!

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Some readers doubted the authenticity of our Princess Leia (Bespin Escape) store report a couple of days ago. Well, we have another one. This time JTA reader Henry M. found the figure at his local TARGET in Southern California. Good luck to everyone!

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Alright, here we go, folks! With EXTRA SPECIAL thanks to friend and JTA reader Logan, we’re able to provide you an exclusive look at the interior and exterior of the Disney Droid Factory Sandcrawler Playset. This thing is beyond impressive. It comes loaded with lights and sounds (video forthcoming) and has INCREDIBLE sculpting within its four walls that has completely blown us away. The detail is overwhelming and has plenty of room for a hoard of droids. This is going to be a hot item for 3.75″ collectors. Disney went above and beyond here. We should count ourselves very, very lucky! By the way, measurements are 20″ long, 9.75″ wide in the front and 9″ wide in the back.

      
      
      
      

UPDATE: The Sandcrawler’s full features include: retractable claw, opening light-up cockpit, motion activated sound, lights, sound effects, trap door, motorized elevator, light-up furnace.

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Next up for wave 19 of The Vintage Collection Visual Guide updates is the repacked and slightly repainted Luke Skywalker (VC131). Click below to check out our full guide page. You can also see what we had to say about this figure in our full review right here.

Luke Skywalker (VC131) - The Vintage Collection

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And here are some awesome new loose images of the pack-in “GONK” Droid, which looks to be based off of The Vintage Collection Special Action Figure Set figure by Hasbro. We will never see the vintage Kenner blue one ever in 3.75″ scale updated?

      
    

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Disney Droid Factory Sandcrawler: Loose Pack-In Jawa Images!

Here are some awesome new loose images of the pack-in Jawa to the Disney Droid Factory Sandcrawler Playset. The figure comes with ball-jointed shoulders, but the rest of the figure is pretty static. Still, it has a pretty decent sculpt.

    
    

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Solo: A Star Wars Story Concept Art - The Millennium Falcon

We have a cool look at some more concept art from Solo: A Star Wars Story, this time featuring the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon. Click through for the full gallery, as well as a cool animated gif showing off a detailed look inside of the Falcon

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BREAKING NEWS! We now have a closer look at the pack-in figures to the Sandcrawler Playset. Both figures look minimally articulated, but I wonder if that GONK Droid is the first Build A Droid figure of this particular droid type. Imagine a future Droid Factory Lars’ Homestead GONK Droid because you know Hasbro is never going to give it to us.

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BREAKING NEWS! Disney Droid Factory Sandcrawler Revealed!

BREAKING NEWS! We’re thrilled to present you with the very first image of the Disney Droid Factory Sandcrawler Playset (3.75″ scaled), complete with “GONK” Droid and Jawa figures. This vehicle/playset was announced at Star Wars Celebration Orlando in April 2017 – but it was only teased. Thit item will retail for only $99.99 and comes with lights and sounds. Also, it is about 75%-125% larger than the old Hasbro models. And look at that deco. It’s amazing. We are trying to secure additional images as we speak, so be sure to stay tuned. This is one of the most exciting releases in a VERY long time! Let us know about your anticipation of this wonderful item in the comments!

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Review: Luke Skywalker - TVC - VC131

Oh no! Not this character again! See why you may or may not want The Vintage Collection Luke Skywalker (VC131) figure in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

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Entertainment Earth Saves TRU TLJ 5-Pack From Certain Doom!

Entertainment Earth has taken over the exclusivity of the Star Wars [Solo] The Last Jedi five-pack which includes the exclusive holographic Maz Kanata. This one slipped by us, so hopefully, if you missed this news you know now too!

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To my shock and surprise, I found my very first two Wampa/Luke Skywalker sets at my local Walmart in Northeast Philly. I have heard of others seeing older products arrive in their local stores too. It appears as if more stock is making its way to Walmart. Now, where are those Mimban Stormtroopers?

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TVC Imperial TIE Fighter Makes Its Way Across The USA

We are getting quite a few store reports of The Vintage Collection Imperial TIE Fighter showing up at Walmart. From NJ to CT, Tx to NC, this popular vehicle is making its way around the USA. Special thanks to JTA reader Travis L. for this photo.

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It’s time to showcase the latest wave of The Vintage Collection figures in our Visual Guides. Click below to check out the Range Trooper (VC128). We’re also adding these to our review database. Make sure to check out our full review right here.

Range Trooper (VC128) - The Vintage Collection

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Review: Range Trooper - TVC - VC128

NEW IMAGES ADDED! You saw our sneak peak days ago, but now we have the full review ready for The Vintage Collection’s Range Trooper (VC128) figue. It’s a rather excellent release. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet. 

Range Trooper

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This is quite a surprise. A JTA reader who has asked to remain anonymous has located and purchased The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ TARGET exclusive Princess Leia (Bespin Escape) figure in Los Angeles CA (At a TARGET store obviously). They’re out there, folks! BY the way, the sketch of Leia on the packaging is dreadful.

   

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Topps Authentics just added another 80 new photos to the site from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. Click through for a few samples and details

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Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

JTA sponsor Brian’s Toys posts their latest newsletter…

You like Star Wars vintage loose 4″ figures?!  Well check out our featured restocks and slashed prices this week!  We have restocked a ton of our loose 4″ vintage figures and slashed a bunch of the prices until September 20th 2019.  Be sure to take advantage of those figures as they are going fast!

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"Your Star Wars Dioramas Suck"

Here is an opportunity to make them better, but you only have 4 days left to do it! Available from Hole in the Ground Productions are some amazing diorama pieces that are perfect for your Death Star or Rebel base. Even if this isn’t fully backed, don’t think that nothing will come from it. Eric (owner) has been very involved with the community in being open about this campaign and his products are well thought out and versatile. With buy-in options at only $8-50 and for 3.75″ and 6″ it’s an easy thing for anyone to jump in on! Click through for some more persuasion from a fellow backer, and the originator of these photos, Sam. Full Story

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Solo: A Star Wars Story Concept Art - The Empire

Click through to check out another round of concept art from Solo: A Star Wars Story, this time featuring the vehicles and costumes of The Empire. 

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Review: 4-LOM - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “Pilots, Commanders And Droids! Oh My!” marathon concludes with the incredible 4-LOM figure which started off as a mail-away figure. Relive your memories of this classic 1982 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

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Our friends at Star Wars Figuren have some wonderful close-up shots of the Han Solo/Princess Leia 6″ set that is an international exclusive. Check it out!

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Longtime fans of Ralph McQuarrie and his concept art that inspired a universe will surely enjoy this brilliant fan-made trailer. Click through for an insanely cool concept trailer based on the works of McQuarrie and let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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Bob Iger Confirms Disney Star Wars Slow Down And More

Site IGN has posted a brief article confirming that Disney will slow down the pace of its Star Wars films going forward. While this isn’t entirely news, there are some other details which you may find intriguing depending on how you interpret them. Check out the article and then come back here to comment!

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By popular request, we’re adding The Original Trilogy Collection Jedi High Council Scene Packs which were all Toys R Us exclusives from 2004. Hasbro saved the best set for last and it’s only because of one figure. Shaak Ti turned heads and was a significant ugrade from the one released in the basic figure line a couple of years earlier. It still holds up well today. Let’s finish up with Jedi High Council (Featuring Shaak Ti, Agen Kolar & Stass Allie) (Scene 4). It’s the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Jedi High Council (Featuring Shaak Ti, Agen Kolar & Stass Allie) (Scene 4)

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TBS6 [P3] Dewback/Sandtrooper Now $45 At Walmart.com

The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Dewback is now $45 with FREE 2-day shipping on Walmart.com. Special thanks to JTA reader Tommy W. for the alert!

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It’s almost time for another Star Wars Blu-ray home release! Solo: A Star Wars Story comes out next Tuesday (September 25), and we have a full review to get you ready for the action. Get a quick look at what you can expect from the standard Blu-ray release. Click through for our full review!

  

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eBay seller tunghori has listed some new The Vintage Collection figures including TVC Imperial Hovertank Pilot and TVC Rey (Island Journey). Check out his latest listings HERE! Special thanks to JTA reader Craig P. for the alert!

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By popular request, we’re adding The Original Trilogy Collection Jedi High Council Scene Packs which were all Toys R Us exclusives from 2004. Let’s continue with Jedi High Council (Featuring Anakin Skywalker, Saesee Tiin & Adi Gallia) (Scene 3). It’s the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Jedi High Council (Featuring Anakin Skywalker, Saesee Tiin & Adi Gallia) (Scene 3)

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The Future Of Star Wars On Disney's Streaming Service

Variety has an interesting exclusive article about Disney’s plans to make MCU shows for their upcoming streaming service. That alone would not be worth mentioning really, what is worth mentioning is that Variety also reports that the MCU shows will not just feature main characters from the movies, but that each character, such as Loki or Scarlet Witch, will be played by their MCU actors, Tom Hiddelston and Elizabeth Olsen. What could that mean for Star Wars? Click through for some speculation!

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The Vintage Collection Walmart Links (All New Figures)

Click through for links for the latest The Vintage Collection figures. All are currently out of stock, but if you keep these links handy you never know when you might score! Special thanks to JTA reader Mark for the links!

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Sideshow Collectibles has put up for pre-order the Iron Studios 1/4 Scale Yoda Statue. This statue has a very impressive environmental display base. Click here for the pre-order page and full gallery!

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