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JTA readers Orlando R., Danny and Henry just received email confirmations that their Behind The Workbench booklet from Hasbro has shipped! You better check your inbox. You probably have one too! It’s getting REAL, folks!
Wow! Hasbro Toy Shop’s eBay store is STOCKED with a ton of new products including the latest Forces Of Destiny dolls, the latest Solo: A Star Wars Story merchandise in addition to some surprising The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figures like the Imperial Royal Guard and Rey (Island Journey) figures! And let’s not forget about a TON OF THINGS ON CLEARANCE, as low as $1.99 EACH!) You absolutely SHOULD check out what’s in stock! You may find stuff you cannot find anywhere else!
eBay seller tunghori still have quite a few The Vintage Collection (or TVC-quality) figures IN STOCK. Don’t forget to pick up Vizam for your new Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna). Remember, Hasbro is retooling the railings on the Barge so that his AWESOME gun can be attached. There are other figures as well including the rare red-bandana Kithaba figure and Princess Leia (Slave Outfit). These are reasonably priced and as the aftermarket values for skiff guards and related figures skyrockets, get a few while you can for acceptable prices!
All of these store reports we’re receiving are disconcerting. JTA reader cress has purchased all of the latest The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figures he wanted for $5.00 each. We also have seen reports of $7 and $9 figures too. After the buyers realize that they made NO MONEY on these figures, Walmart will be the next retailer not to want to take a chance on the Hasbro Star Wars brand. These assortment numbers need to change more frequently so they can discontinue old stock in a more organized fashion. This insanity happens all of the time now.
And not to neglect Amercian collectors, the UCS LEGO Millennium Falcon is IN STOCK at Amazon for $799.99 Prime!!
The UCS LEGO Millennium Falcon is IN STOCK at Canada’s Walmart.com! Special thanks to Jean C. for the alert!
Well, this didn’t go the way we thought it would. The Darth Maul/Qui-Gon Jinn Two-Packs set has positives, but many negatives. And the problems are all deco-related. 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.
Disney comes through with droids from Solo: A Star Wars Story. Click below to check out our Visual Guide update featuring R2-F1P, R5-232, R2-S8, and R5-PHT. You can also read our full review of this set right here in our Research Droids Reviews database.
If you’re interested, Clone Captain Rex in IN STOCK at Amazon with prime, but for $29.95. (You could do worse at the moment.) Special thanks to all who wrote in to let us know! Also, The Black Series 6″ Dewback in IN STOCK with FREE one day shipping too!
A new movie poster for Solo: A Star Wars Story was released for the UK. Click through to see the full poster!
IT IS TRUE! ALL OF IT! Here is ANOTHER unbelievable find (that I am UNABLE to confirm)! In all my life collecting, I have NEVER seen action figures on clearance go this low. I have seen $.100, but never $.03. Commenters are claiming that Brickseek has older The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figures listed for this price, but I am unable to confirm anything similar myself. There are also comments that it affects the new Death Star Commander too. Special thanks to friend Derek T. for alerting me to this image from The Black Series 6″ Collectors Facebook page!
UPDATE! We have a photo of JTA reader Brett P. scanning the 6″ figures at his local local Walmart. $0.03 EACH! INSANITY! Click through for the proof!
Unbelievable! Reports are pouring in from toy runners that the BB-8 Mega Playset has been marked down as low as $30 at some Walmart stores. We are getting plenty of reports that it is also found for $45. Special thansk to JTA readers Allen P. and vikingrobot and others for the reports and images. This item is still over $100 on Walmart.com. What ashame. This is a fantastic playset. It should have performed better. Perhaps get rid of the droid-shaped gimmick next time.
The R2-F1P/R5-232/R2-S8/R5-PHT Droid Factory set is incredible. And the droids inside of this set have all received updates making them more accurate to screen than ever before. See why you don’t want to miss out on this set 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.
The Black Series line is rich with exclusives in 2018. We have Chewbacca, the Mimban Stormtrooper, the Gamorrean Guard, Commander Wolffe, hopefully Zuckuss will be sold somewhere too.
There may be some need for exclusives, from a business standpoint, however, for anyone not living in the USA exclusives are what sucks the joy out of collecting. Some exclusives never make it to other territories, and when they do, they come at a price… Read more after the jump!
Director Ava DuVernay posted this on her Twitter yesterday:
Happy to share this historic news. A black woman directing stories in a galaxy far, far away. First unit director #JJAbrams Second unit director @VictoriaMahoney. #StarWarsE9 #StarWars
The Walmart exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] AT-ST is only $17.99! Special thanks to JTA readers Mark and Steve D. for the alerts! If you’ve been waiting for this thing to drop further, this may be your last chance! You also get FREE 2-Day shipping if you buy two!
Because that’s where you’ll probably find them! Here is another reason why Walmart should lose the right to sell Star Wars action figures. Per JTA reader Ryan C., this particular Walmart still has boxed 3.75″ The Black Series [Phase III] figures in the aisle, but brand new The Vintage Collection figures in the clearance aisle. Maybe this Walmart employee looked at the first wave of TVC and exclaimed: “Not again!”
The Solo marketing engine is running at full speed! Lucasfilm has released the second new TV trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story in mere days! Check it out and see what’s new in the trailer!
Update: Screenshots from the trailer added! Click through for more!
3.75″ Figures are making a comeback, but where are the droids? Just from the recent Solo trailers, there are a ton of droids that are completely worthy of a figure. Click through for more images.
OK, well, it doesn’t seem as if the #Hasbroblackseriesunboxingcontest is getting the reception and participation it should. As someone who doesn’t even know what an Instagram is, the best I can do is click the videos that get posted there. We thought it would be more fun to speculate about the “Top Secret” item in that black box instead. Could it be the long-awaited 6″ General Grievous finally? What about an Episode I themed set? Could it be the next beast in the line? Or is it a vehicle? What about a whole new format altogether? Let us know what you think Hasbro will soon reveal underneath that “Top Secret” box, and if you can participate in the contest, be sure to add your entry! Oh, and Hasbro, be sure to do something like this for TVC collectors next. Don’t forget our need for constant stimulation. 🙂
I saw this image on The Black Series 6″ Collectors Facebook page (courtesy of Matthew Leotaud) and had to share it here. (Thanks CSE!) It’s one of the best meme variations I have seen of this popular image. It certainly makes a point about “photorealistic” technology, doesn’t it?
The Solo: A Star Wars Story article in Empire Magazine sheds some light on the casting process of the movie and what the producers wanted from any prospective Han Solo actor. Click through for more details.
We have a sneak peek look for you tonight of the R2-F1P/R5-232/R2-S8/R5-PHT Solo: A Star Wars Story Droid Factory four-pack. It appears that we might see new Droid Factory droid parts in the future as evidenced by the new parts included here, namely the restraining bolts. R2-S8 is the standout astromech droid of the set (who looks a lot like R2-MK by the way) and has some of the best paint operations we have seen in this line to date. Still, all droids are still missing foot wires which is an ongoing setback. Check out this great set early in our RDRs by clicking the image below.
Tonight we are adding the Enfys Nest’s Swoop Bike/Enfys Nest set to our Visual Guides. Click below to check out this set, and make sure to also read our full review. A big thanks to Entertainment Earth for providing this sample.