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Review: Amanaman - POTF - Vintage Kenner

DON’T FORGET TO CLICK THE COIN! We continue with our uninterrupted run of the final wave of vintage Kenner figures which we’re calling “The Final Countdown.” These 15 action figures make up Kenner’s THE POWER OF THE FORCE series 8 figures. Let’s keep things going with Amanaman. Relive your memories of this classic 1985 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!

Amanaman

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Wow. You can’t make this stuff up if you tried. JTA reader Mister Jackpot sends us proof that The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figures are arriving at CLEARANCE OUTLET ROSS for a mere $2.99. But they’re still not as cheap as the $.03 6″ figures at Walmart. That’s a world record so far. Click through for his report.

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Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys Holiday Special

From JTA sponsor Brian’s Toys

Brian’s Toys is running a sale on the website until the 20th that will receive big discounts on your order.  Simply use one of our 3 promo-codes to receive a discount on your subtotal.  Save $15, $25 or even $50 off of your order at checkout by using our promo codes DEC15OFF75, DEC25OFF125, or DEC50OFF250  Perfect time to get a gift for someone special or maybe even for yourself.

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Chinese factory workers producing toys for Hasbro, Disney, Lego and Mattel and are being subjected to “nightmare” working conditions in the run-up to Christmas, an investigation has alleged.

The report, titled “A Nightmare for Workers,” shows findings from campaign groups China Labor Watch, ActionAid, CiR, and Solidar Suisse, who sent undercover investigators to four factories that produced toys sold at Walmart, Costco, Target and other international retailers. (more….)


It must be exhausting making all of that 5POA crap!

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If things couldn’t get much worse at retail, we have an astounding new report of retail poison hitting the shelves. Click through for more.

    

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Score For Solo: A Star Wars Story Disqualified From Oscars

Variety reports in an exclusive article on their website that the score for Solo: A Star Wars Story composed by John Powell with some new themes by John Williams has been disqualified from the upcoming Academy Awards.
The reason? The score was entered too late. Deadline was November 15th and apparently Lucasfilm/Disney missed it. You wonder how that can happen. I don’t think Solo’s score would have had any realistic chances at winning the award, but it’s still quite embarrassing to miss the deadline.

Composer John Powell

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HURRY! There are a TON of Star Wars The Black Series 6″ products on sale for cheap on Amazon RIGHT NOW! Special thanks to all who wrote in to let us know!

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Amazon Deal Of The Day: LEGO Darth Vader's Castle For $89.99

The Amazon Exclusive LEGO Darth Vader’s Castle is listed as the Deal of the Day on Amazon. It’s on sale for $89.99. Thanks to JTA reader Greg for the alert!

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Walmart's Stock Of TVC Figures Not All Gloom And Doom

JTA reader Andrew writes in to share his good fortune with his local Ohio Walmart and The Vintage Collection

Despite the gloom of boxes worth of wave 1 hitting Walmart in droves this month, All is not lost, guys! I just dropped into the Wadsworth, Oh Walmart Supercenter and found, to my amazement, a treasure trove of Waves 2 and 3. I counted 3 Dr. Aphras and 2 Hovertank pilots, and plenty of Young Han and Range Troopers! Granted, the stock workers got lazy and hid the bulk of the new figures on the shelf above the pegs, but I did my duty and pulled them all down, then squeezed them onto the pegs to be found better. I’m personally set with TVC so far, so I didn’t grab any (tho I did pick up a Black Series Bespin Han that’s been there for a week), but hopefully this means others will be able to plug holes for a decent retail price.

Happy holiday hunting, guys! There hope yet for Star Wars collector’s this Christmas!

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Review: Romba - POTF - Vintage Kenner

DON’T FORGET TO CLICK THE COIN to see what happens! We are thrilled to continue with our uninterrupted run of the final wave of vintage Kenner figures which we’re calling “The Final Countdown.” These 15 action figures make up Kenner’s THE POWER OF THE FORCE series 8 figures. Let’s keep things going with Romba. Relive your memories of this classic 1985 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!

Romba

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Don’t have a Princess Leia for your Sail Barge yet? Here’s the TVC sandstorm outfit version for a decent price on eBay

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Star Wars Authentics is having a Holiday sale featuring up to 50% off Autographs and up to 30% official photos

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DON’T FORGET TO CLICK THE COIN to see what happens! We are ecstatic to continue with our uninterrupted run of the final wave of vintage Kenner figures which we’re calling “The Final Countdown.” These 15 action figures make up Kenner’s THE POWER OF THE FORCE series 8 figures. Let’s keep things going with Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) (with pop-up Lightsaber). Relive your memories of this classic 1985 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!

Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) (with pop-up Lightsaber)

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Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

JTA sponsor Brian’s Toys shares their latest newsletter update

One of the best looking Sideshow Sixth Scale figures we have seen in a long time, the Mythos Kenobi has just arrived. Be sure to place your order today as we have a limited quantity in stock! We have also done a massive restock of some fantastic loose AFA Indiana Jones figures on our website. We are also in the process of adding some loose AFA GI Joe so be sure to keep updating the Brian’s Toys page!  Keep your eyes peeled for our Holiday special coming next week! 

Brian's Toys

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Pre-orders For TVC Wave 20 Begin In The UK

Star Action Figures in the UK is taking pre-orders for The Vintage Collection wave 20 (yes, the Yak Face wave). Thanks to JTA reader Ruari W. for the alert!

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DON’T FORGET TO CLICK THE COIN to see what happens! We are ecstatic to present to you an uninterrupted run of the final wave of vintage Kenner figures which we’re calling “The Final Countdown.” These 15 action figures make up Kenner THE POWER OF THE FORCE series 8 figures. We have some incredible memories to share with you as this was the line where some of us here were engaged the most as young collectors. Let’s begin the marathon with Luke Skywalker (In Battle Poncho). Finally! It took long enough to get our main hero in this unforgettable outfit! Relive your memories of this classic 1985 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!

Luke Skywalker (In Combat Poncho)

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If you need it, Walmart.com has the Star Wars [Solo] TIE Fighter Force LInk 2.0 vehicle in stock for $23.99. Special thanks to JTA reader Craig F. for the alert!

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Sideshow Collectibles has the pre-order pages live for both the Deluxe Edition and Standard Edition Luke Skywalker (Endor) Sixth Scale figure by Hot Toys. 

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If you like adding books to your Star Wars library collection, specifically books that include art and history about Star Wars, do yourself a favor and order Star Wars Icons: Han Solo RIGHT NOW! I received my copy in the mail today and was blown away at the quality and size of what you get in a book for just $40. There are other books for well over $100 that don’t match the quality, volume, and uniqueness of this one.  Don’t wait, because this is currently on sale! Let’s hope they follow this book with other characters from Star Wars Saga!

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eBay 10% Off Coupon Code Good Today Only

If you have some eBay shopping to do, take advantage of today’s 10% Off coupon code. You can start right here in the Hasbro Toy Shop eBay store! Coupon expires December 8 at 3 am PT. Use coupon code PHLDAYTEN

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Welcome to another one of our JTA Presents: Evolutions features! Let’s check out how close or far we are from having an ideal Hasbro 3.75″ Senate Guard [Episode I/Episode II] action figure. Have we arrived at definitive status yet? Weigh in and let us know what conclusion you’ll come to by clicking through and adding your two cents in the comments!

Senate Guard [Episode I/Episode II]

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Hey. If you think you got a raw deal when Kmart sent you wave 1 figures instead of wave 2, you could have been one of our multiple Facebook friends who received shampoo bottles instead. Imagine ordering the TVC Enfys Nest figure and getting the Han Solo shampoo bottle instead! Why does so much drama afflict the Star Wars line? It’s comical at this point.

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Hot Toys Announces Endor Luke Skywalker

Hot Toys announced an all new Luke Skywalker (Endor) figure today. You can either get the standard or the deluxe version. The deluxe version will exclusively include an additional head sculpt with an interchangeable all-new hair sculpture, an extra piece of interchangeable battle damaged right hand, dark grey tunic with belt, and the Tatooine sandstorm goggles and cloak as seen in the deleted scenes. Click either of the links to see lots of photos.

The standard version comes with the headsculpt to the left, the deluxe variant adds the somewhat less frowny Luke face and windswept hairpiece

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Here’s the review of the Han Solo/Princess Leia Organa two-pack set which was an international exclusive for The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ line. Check it out 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.

Han Solo/Princess Leia Organa

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10% OFF Star Wars Silver Coins from New Zealand Mint

From Friday 7 December, for 3 days only, New Zealand Mint has will be sharing some Christmas Cheer with a 10% discount* on a range of Star Wars pure silver coins. To take advantage of this unique offer go to the New Zealand Mint website today!

And while you’re on their website remember to sign up to their newsletter to make sure you are the first to hear about their amazing, limited-edition, Star Wars precious metal collectibles!

*10% off applies to selected silver Star Wars collectible coins only, excludes new releases. Offer ends 12 pm Monday 12th November (NZDT). Excludes bullion products. Not valid in conjunction with other offers. While stocks last.

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If you are on board for the next Columbia Star Wars themed jacked, they go on sale in just over an hour, so be ready because the last jackets sold out in minutes. Good luck! Click here and head to the countdown page!

Update: It’s (of course) sold out online

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Entertainment Earth added the shared exclusive 6 Inch Clone Commander Wolffe to their site, now available to pre-order for $21.99.

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Thrawn: Treason Novel Announced

Check out the first look for the newly announced Timothy Zahn novel Thrawn: Treason over at StarWars.com

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The Future Of Interactive Star Wars Entertainment

I am really busy playing Red Dead Redemption 2 these days. Which is why I have little time for other things at the moment.
But while playing RDR2 or other, similar open world, story based single player games such as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Assassin’s Creed Origins, Witcher 3 or Tomb Raider (the reboot) one thought always crosses my mind: why are there no single player, open world, story focused Star Wars games? Click through for some thoughts!

Starkiller

Arguably the last great Star Wars game character

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Review: Jedi Spirits - POTF2 [FB/CT] - Cinema Scenes

Here is a very simple Cinema Scenes set but love it all the same. Check out the Jedi Spirits three-pack which sports a Force spirit Sebastian Shaw Anakin Skywalker figure! See 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.

Jedi Spirits

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Amazon drops the price again for the Imperial Combat Assault Tank. Grab it for $37.97! And, if you prefer to do your shopping on Walmart.com, you can also get it there for the same price. Thanks to Ray for the alert! 

UPDATE: Amazon has SOLD OUT of the tank at the $37 pricing. It is no longer available from Amazon and is only being sold by 3rd parties at the $79  MSRP.

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If you pre-ordered the international exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] Han Solo/Princess Leia Organa set, they’re beginning to arrive from Entertainment Earth. We have a sneak peek gallery for you to check out now. Han Solo is a dramatic improvement from the one offered in the Deluxe set with Tauntau years ago. We’re not crazy about the furry collar. It looks fantastic, but it’s woven bizarrely and doesn’t stay in place. Also, it functions beautifully as a hood, but it is shaped like a ring, so there is no covering for the back of his head. So it renders it useless. The head sculpt is reused from the Han Solo (Bespin) figure, and he looks great in brown. Princess Leia Organa is a slight repaint of the Princess Leia (Hoth) basic figure. It’s a shame Hasbro didn’t include any other newness with her to make this set unique. Oh, and Han Solo wasn’t wearing this outfit in the scene they’re attempting to recreate here. Also, it’s inconsequential, but the bio on Han Solo reads very awkwardly. Like, it made us uncomfortable in spots. But whatever. Hasbro did an excellent job on this set, and it only has a few issues that won’t detract from its greatness too much. The review is coming soon, and after it, we jump into the final vintage Kenner reviews!

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JTA reader and friend CJ sends us an online experience he had at Kmart. Check out the two images below because there is a LOT going on here. Firstly, these images provide evidence that CJ actually bought something Star Wars action figure related. Secondly, he was too lazy to post this at Bantha Skull, so he sent me the report instead. And thirdly, Kmart just plain sucks. Click through for his encounter.

    

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JTA Presents: Evolutions: Emperor's Royal Guard

Welcome to another one our JTA Presents: Evolutions features! Let’s check out how close or far we are from having an ideal Hasbro 3.75″ Emperor’s Royal Guard action figure. Have we arrived at definitive status yet? Weigh in and let us know what conclusion you’ll come to by clicking through and adding your two cents in the comments!

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Review: Mynock Hunt - POTF2 [G/FF] - Cinema Scenes

Let’s look at another fantastic Cinema Scenes set. You could probably pinpoint Hasbro’s start of bad case assortments to the Mynock Hunt. Find out why 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.

Mynock Hunt

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