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Review: Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) - TBS [SW40] - Six Inch Figure

Posted by Paul | February 23, 2017 at 12:35 AM ET |

Thanks to a gracious early pre-buy from Hasbro, many collectors were able to acquire the first wave of The Black Series [Star Wars 40] 6" figures before their official release date. So we took advantage of the offer too. Let's continue with the repacked Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) figure. See more in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)

It's time to start our run of the latest The Black Series (Star Wars 40) line of figures! We kick off our Visual Guide update with the addition of Princess Leia Organa. Click below to have a look at this guide, which also includes a nice card back size comparison to the original release. When finished, head on over to our review for even more images and information!

Princess Leia Organa - The Black Series - Star Wars 40

Rogue One Blu-ray Release Announced

Posted by Chuck | February 22, 2017 at 05:11 PM ET |

It's official! Rogue One comes home on Digital HD on March 4th and Blu-ray on April 4th. Click through for the full press release, bonus feature details, and trailer.

Takadona Encounter Multipack For Less Than $7

Posted by Paul | February 22, 2017 at 01:35 PM ET |

Do you want to pay less than $7 for the Takadona Encounter multipack GameStop has it for $6.97! Special thansk to JTA reader Jon M. for the alert!

Loose TVC MagnaGuard Minus Soft-Goods For Decent Price On eBay

Posted by Paul | February 22, 2017 at 07:53 AM ET |

The still-difficult-to-acquire TVC MagnaGuard figure is once again on eBay, minus the soft-goods. If interested, you can pick it up for a reasonable price. Special thanks to friend and JTA moderator Sjefke for the alert!

Review: Princess Leia Organa - TBS [SW40] - Six Inch Figure

Posted by Paul | February 22, 2017 at 12:15 AM ET |

Thanks to a gracious early pre-buy from Hasbro, many collectors were able to acquire the first wave of The Black Series [Star Wars 40] 6" figures before their official release date. So we took advantage of the offer too. Let's begin with the redone Princess Leia Organa figure. Don't listen to the naysayers. This one has an ALL-NEW head sculpt. See more in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Princess Leia Organa

Sneak Peek! The Black Series [Star Wars 40] Princess Leia Organa

Posted by Paul | February 21, 2017 at 09:29 PM ET |

It's time to start The Black Series [Star Wars 40] line! The new Princess Leia Organa review goes live tomorrow, but you can check it out RIGHT NOW! See what Hasbro did to make her incredibly better now.

Our next vehicle update from The Clone Wars [Blue] line is the V-wing Starfighter. Click below to have a look at our fully detailed Visual Guide, and click here to visit this vehicle in our Research Droids Reviews.

V-wing Starfighter - The Clone Wars [Blue] Vehicles

Sponsor Announcement: New Zealand Mint

Posted by Chuck | February 21, 2017 at 05:14 PM ET |

This stunning 1oz silver coin kicks off the new Star Wars Ships coin collection from New Zeland Mint. Demand is sure to be high for this one, so don't delay and start your collection today before they disappear into space! Click through for more details!

Brian's Toys

First Look At The Young Han Solo Film Cast

Posted by Mike_Taber | February 21, 2017 at 05:06 PM ET |

Lucasfilm has released the first photo of the cast of the upcoming young Han Solo film. Lucasfilm also announced that principle photography is now underway. In addition, the announcement confirmed that Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Westworld actress Thandie Newton (not pictured) have joined the cast. Head over to StarWars.com for all of the details!

JTA Welcomes SW40 Into Our Archives!

Posted by Paul | February 21, 2017 at 02:25 PM ET |

JTA welcomes the 40th Anniversary Star Wars line into our Research Droids Reviews and Visual Guides. We'll be referring to it in abbreviation form as SW40. Be on the lookout for new product added to this category soon!

Review: V-wing Starfighter - TCW [B] - Midsize Vehicle

Posted by Paul | February 21, 2017 at 12:20 AM ET |

The Clone Wars [Blue] line had some great vehicles. Let's now check out the repacked (and repainted) V-wing Starfighter. It's the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

V-wing Starfighter

We are UNABLE to check sources on this tidbit of news we received. It looks legit to us, but DON'T hold it against us if it doesn't pan out. We have received information that Hasbro Toy Shop will have additional 40th Anniversary TBS6 figures (the See Now Buy Now ones) in stock after midnight tonight (ET). Please let us know if you have success ordering them should this pan out to be true.

40th Anniversary Case Assortment Makes This Etailer Voice Opinions

Posted by Paul | February 20, 2017 at 09:22 PM ET |

Etailer Star Action Figures lets their opinion known about the 40th Anniversary case assortments. We are already seeing proof of this by what figures are selling out first on Hasbro Toy Shop and Amazon among many other sellers. Click through for the rant. We edited it for content. Full transcipt can be found HERE. It, at the very least, is a curious opinion of what small "mom and pop" shops can possibly experience with poor case assortments.

Hasbro Toy Shop Is Already Shipping 40th Anniversary Figures!

Posted by Paul | February 20, 2017 at 09:14 PM ET |

Thank you for all of the email notifications! We are receiving confirmation that Hasbro Toy Shop has begun to ship out the 40th Anniversary TBS6 figures already. That was fast!

We are still getting a lot of questions about the status of the 40th Anniversary 6" figures and their future availability, especially Darth Vader. We were told that all of the figures will be coming into the general "boxed" The Black Series 6" line later. So if you're worried about getting Darth Vader from the Early Bird kit, don't worry about it if you're passing on it.

Order The 40th Anniversary Star Wars Figures At Entertainment Earth!

Posted by Paul | February 20, 2017 at 09:08 PM ET |

Order the 40th anniversary figures at Entertainment Earth.

Order The 40th Anniversary Star Wars Figures At Kmart.com!

Posted by Paul | February 20, 2017 at 09:04 PM ET |

Kmart.com has the 40th anniversary figure for pre-order too. And if you spend $50, you get free shipping PLUS if you sign up you get $5 off as “surprise points” for orders over $35. Special thanks to JTA reader Colin for the alert!

Visual Guide Update - AT-AP Walker - The Clone Wars [Blue] Vehicles

Posted by Chuck | February 20, 2017 at 05:51 PM ET |

Here's another repack addition, this time to The Clone Wars [Blue] Visual Guide. Click below to have a look at the AT-AP Walker, also our featured review for today.

AT-AP Walker - The Clone Wars [Blue] Vehicles

Funko Officially Announces Star Wars Dorbz

Posted by Paul | February 20, 2017 at 05:17 PM ET |

Funko CEO Brian Mariotti officially announces Star Wars Dorbz which will be first revealed at the D23 Expo. See the official announcement on YouTube. Special thanks to JTA reader The Sega Man for the alert!

As of the time of this post, the Emperor's Royal Guard is IN STOCK for $10.83!

UPDATE: It's history for now....

CORRECTION: R5-D4 Is A Gamestop Exclusive; NOT An EE Exclusive

Posted by Paul | February 20, 2017 at 09:52 AM ET |

Litzky PR has reached out to us to notify you of a correction regarding the exclusive 40th Anniversary R5-D4 figure coming. This will be a GAMESTOP exclusive and NOT an Entertainment Earth exclusive as revealed during the presentation. They write "We just wanted to touch base to confirm that the Star Wars Black Series 40th Anniversary R5-D4  figure is not an Entertainment Earth exclusive, it is a Game Stop exclusive. "

Pre-order The Black Series 6" 40th Anniversary Figures On Amazon!

Posted by Paul | February 20, 2017 at 08:19 AM ET |

You can also pre-order the Star Wars 40th Anniversary figures on Amazon now.

Review: AT-AP Walker - TCW [B] - Midsize Vehicle

Posted by Paul | February 20, 2017 at 12:35 AM ET |

The Clone Wars [Blue] line had some great vehicles. Let's check out the repacked AT-AP Walker. It's the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

AT-AP Walker

Sigh. Look at this madness on eBay. In my opinion, Hasbro should have taken pre-orders for these to make sure that everyone who wanted a set ordered a set. These are coming to etailers and stores soon, but it would have bene nice for everyone who wanted an early set to grab them without scalper influence.

Visual Guide Update - Destroyer Droid - The Clone Wars

Posted by Chuck | February 19, 2017 at 06:06 PM ET |

We have our final double-update of Visual Guides of repacked figures from The Clone Wars. Tonight's update takes a look at the Destroyer Droid from the The Clone Wars [Red] and The Clone Wars [SOTDS] lines. Click below to have a look. You can also read our reviews from the various lines right here.

Destroyer Droid (CW29) - The Clone Wars [Red]  Destroyer Droid (CW04) - The Clone Wars [SOTDS]

Next Wave Of Walmart Figures: Not A Four-Pack

Posted by Paul | February 19, 2017 at 12:11 PM ET |

There have been questions about the next wave of Walmart exclusive 3.75" TBS figures. The file name was listed (by Hasbro) as a four-pack, but each figure has a unique SKU. This is not a single-packaged four-pack.

Toy Fair 2017 - Hasbro Press Gallery

Posted by Chuck | February 19, 2017 at 09:58 AM ET |

Habro has sent out their Toy Fair 2017 Press assets. Click through for a full look at what they revealed during yesterday's event...

A Closer Look At The TBS6 Death Star Trooper

Posted by Paul | February 19, 2017 at 09:29 AM ET |

We asked Hasbro to bend down C-3PO so we could get a better look at the Death Star Trooper's uniform. Click image below to check him out. You may or may not have heard yet in the Hasbro Q&A, but the black uniform was something Lucasfilm, LTd. dictated. Lucasfilm, let Hasbro be! We need that gray uniform desperately.

Walmart Exclusive ERG Back IN STOCK For $10.83 Once Again!

Posted by Paul | February 19, 2017 at 09:19 AM ET |

As of the time of this post, the Emperor's Royal Guard is IN STOCK for $10.83! Special thanks to JTA reader Dan C. for the alert. FYI – the Death Trooper is also in stock as well.

Review: Destroyer Droid - TCW [R] - CW29

Posted by Paul | February 19, 2017 at 07:19 AM ET |

We finish up our look at The Clone Wars [Red] basic figures with the repacked Destroyer Droid figure. Find out more about it in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Destroyer Droid

2017 Toy Fair: Hasbro Stuff You Probably Haven't Heard Yet....

Posted by Paul | February 18, 2017 at 09:56 PM ET |

Here are some things that were said, uttered and hinted at that you probably haven't heard yet from Hasbro.... Click through for more.

TBS6 Princess Leia Organa: New Portrait INDEED!

Posted by Paul | February 18, 2017 at 09:00 PM ET |

Just as we had reported many moons ago (last summer), Hasbro confirmed today during the Toy Fair presentation that they went back to the drawing board with The Black Series [Phase III] Princess Leia Organa's portrait. We think she looks incredibly better. Hasbro also wanted to know how JTA knew about this. Sadly we wouldn't reveal our sources. Click below to see a closer image of this significantly updated head sculpt.

Visual Guide Update - Clone Commander Cody - The Clone Wars

Posted by Chuck | February 18, 2017 at 08:34 PM ET |

Clone Commander Cody is our next repack update to the Visual Guides. Click the images below for a look at the The Clone Wars [Red] and The Clone Wars [SOTDS] versions of this figure. You can also check out the different versions of this figure in our Research Droid Reviews.

Clone Commander Cody (CW28) - The Clone Wars [Red]  Clone Commander Cody (CW03) - The Clone Wars [SOTDS]

Toy Fair 2017: Hasbro Round Table Q&A Interview Session Audio

Posted by Chuck | February 18, 2017 at 06:49 PM ET |

We have uploaded our official Q&A audio. Click through to have a listen to the round table audio!

The Black Series 6" 40th Anniversary Carded Figures To Come Punched

Posted by Chuck | February 18, 2017 at 05:19 PM ET |

The 40th Anniversary 6-Inch figures will not come 'unpunched'. All Vintage-style carded figures are going to be pre-punched. This was confirmed by Hasbro's Joe Ninivaggi during our Q&A.

Update: There seems to be some confusion in our comments. These figures will not have a perferated punch in them for someone to 'punch' out. They will likely be factory punched. So, there will be no versions available that have a punch in them. We'll know for sure when we get our first orders (if it's die cut or actually punched).

Entertainment Weekly 'Officially' Reveals 6-Inch Vintage Figures

Posted by Chuck | February 18, 2017 at 04:12 PM ET |

Entertainment Weekly has the official new release of the upcoming Vintage 6-Inch figures. Get the full story right here...

Toy Fair 2017 - Hasbro Gallery

Posted by Chuck | February 18, 2017 at 03:38 PM ET |

See our gallery from the Hasbro showroom after the jump!

    

Pre-Order Wave 1 of The 6-Inch Vintage Collection on HTS

Posted by Chuck | February 18, 2017 at 03:07 PM ET |

Pre-order Wave 1 of the upcoming 6-Inch Vintage Collection figures on Hasbro Toy Shop right now!

Toy Fair 2017: Hasbro Presentation LIVE BLOG

Posted by Chuck | February 18, 2017 at 12:08 PM ET |

It's almost time for the Hasbro event. We've set up a LIVE BLOG for full real-time coverage. You can Join us right here for our live blog of Hasbro Star Wars news as it happens. Feel free to comment and chat amongst yourselves while Paul feeds us all of the details coming out of the presentation. The presentation is due to start at approximately 1:30PM EDT.


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