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Toys R Us liquidation sales were scheduled to begin on Thursday. But JTA reader Josh sent us this photo of his TRU:
British etailer Dark Side Toys has suspended further sales of the Khetanna for now. Click through to read their statement!
Let’s look at the Yoda Collectible Figure And Cup set. It is 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.
HASBRO! Do you see what including an exclusive figure has done for the #backthebarge campaign? We are even aware of collectors that have come out their slumber hiatus SOLELY FOR THE YAK FACE figure (card back exclusive) and have plopped down $500 to back this project (FOR THE YAK FACE FIGURE!). As a result of your intelligent action, we’ve had close to 200 more backers since the announcement this morning, and we blew right into the 3000+ area now. Collectors want to feel like they’re getting something exclusive here. We’d like to suggest keeping that momentum going.
You have produced some FANTASTIC figures throughout the years that aren’t in need of an update (there will be differing opinions here for sure). However, below are eight examples/ideas of other figures you can also include with Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna). Again, make the 1985 The Power Of The Force card backs exclusives for HasLab, and if needed, release the original vintage Kenner card back for the general marketplace items. Click through for more!
Tonight’s Visual Guide update features Han Solo, continuing our look at the Revenge of the Sith Collectible Cup and Figures. Click below for a look at the full Visual Guide page, and click here to have a look at today’s review.
It has been a fun four years, but it is time for the final Rebels Review. Thank you to all of the readers who have supported the Rebels Reviews series over the years. Now, lets talk about the end of Star Wars Rebels! Click the banner below to read JTA’s final Rebels Review!
Hasbro and Litzky PR have passed along official PRESS images of today’s painted Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) reveal and EXCLUSIVE Yak Face figure. See the full gallery on our Facebook page.
The most popular figure from wave 17 of The Vintage Collection that keeps selling out is back in stock on eBay! Grab him if you want him early! Special thanks to JTA reader Jeff M. for the alert!
Hasbro is evidently proud of their painted sample. They just posted a time-lapse video on Twitter showing how it got its beautiful deco. Check it out!
Well, Hasbro has made this deal sweeter than bringing back The Vintage Collection. Folks on the fence: THIS should be your only reason to #backthebarge now. This exclusive POTF 85 version of Yak Face will only be available with the HasLab campaign. The standard release is coming on a Return Of The Jedi card back. This should be reason enough to support this item. This figure alone will go for $500 and more on the aftermarket. 5000 units (or so) of this exclusively packaged figure is a significant win for all collectors. (Our friends at Bantha Skull made this exact suggestion. I am glad to see it come to fruition.)
Holy! EW.com gets the exclusive story! They provide images of a painted prototype of the Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna). They ALSO reveal that a carded The Power Of The Force version of Yak Face will be included (if the campaign is a SUCCESS)! Check it all out here! #backthebarge
It’s the most released version of Han Solo of all time. And here it is AGAIN! Check out the Han Solo Collectible Figure And Cup set. It is 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.
USA today posted a new article outlining the liquidation plan for the closing specialty toy store.
Bloomberg reports that according to insiders Amazon is looking into acquiring some of the Toys R Us stores in the USA.
Before you get your hopes up: Amazon has no interest in keeping the Toys R Us brand name, nor will Amazon most likely sell toys at these locations, but will rather use it as a showroom for its own products and maybe as a staging ground for food deliveries.
Time travel in Star Wars? Click the banner below to read JTA’s review of the groundbreaking Star Wars Rebels episode, “A World Between Worlds.”
The 2018 phase of The Vintage Collection is already on eBay with characters already selling out briskly. The Hoth Rebel Trooper is the first to go it seems. If you’re interested, you know where to go. If you read some of the ads carefully you’ll see that promo code discounts apply. Cases are shipping as early as a few days!
Author and collector Paul Berry wanted us to help spread the word on his new Star Wars collectible resource: Star Wars Memorabilia: An Unofficial Guide to Star Wars Collectables, which is now available. He also sent along a few excerpts from his book. Get all the details after the jump!
We want to wish our terrific friends at Bantha Skull a Happy 10-Year Anniversary! We’re honored to count you as friends!
British magazine Empire held its Empire Awards ceremony last Sunday. The winners for each category are voted by the readers of the magazine.
And even though it is believed by some that 50% of the fans hate The Last Jedi, at least the British readers of Empire Magazine thought differently and the movie won a couple of awards. Which ones? Click here to find out more!
FINALLY! Hasbro makes it crystal clear for those unable or unwilling to understand/accept this. We had addressed this question/issue for clarity with Hasbro and were told there was nothing to share at that time. Apparently, it’s because they planned to make an official announcement. So here it is. Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) WILL NOT be made available at any retail location in USA or Canada. It will only be available through HasLab! So if you want this thing, you better back it! #backthebarge Special thanks to our friends at Bantha Skull for the alert to this development.
We’re back to looking at the last couple waves of Collectible Figure And Cup sets. Many collectors never saw these arrive at TARGET. Let’s begin with Boba Fett. He is 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.
Jabba the Hutt is the eleventh coin release in the amazing Star Wars Classic Coin Collection. This gold and silver collection features many of the great characters associated with this epic saga, and we’re sure these new Jabba the Hutt coins won’t disappoint. Get the full details after the jump!
Up next for the Revenge of the Sith Collectible Cup and Figures sets is General Grievous. Click below to check out our latest Visual Guide update. You can also check this set out in our full review right here.
The awesome Vintage Collection is just around the corner, and with it comes the prospect of new figures, the re-release of some we haven’t seen in quite some time, and a few we’ve seen pretty recently… To go along with Paul’s article, I wanted to offer up some additional thoughts. There is one thing in particular that will be essential in making sure we get through one wave to the next: case assortments.
What makes a good wave? Click through for some examples and be sure to leave your comments.
History should NOT repeat itself as often as it does in the Hasbro line. As the concern for proper case assortments continues to grow, we have provided evidence of what brought the first run of The Vintage Collection to a screeching halt. Within the collecting community, it was hailed the TPM 3D Debacle of 2012; you know a significant period in history like the War of 1812. (Who knew 200 years later collectors would be fighting for the salvaging of The Vintage Collection?) This article is two-fold. Firstly, we want to show what horrid case assortments will do to a thriving line. And secondly, we want to show what figures make great carry-forward options and which ones do not. (more….)
One of the best lines Hasbro ever produced was the Star Wars [Saga – Phase III] Ultra line, which replaced the Deluxe figures. One of the best releases in that line is the Ewok With Attack Glider (Assault On Endor) set. See why this set literally “rocks” 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 has released some info on the upcoming Forces Of Destiny YouTube Episodes. The new season with 8 episodes will begin March 19th. Click here to find out what characters will make an appearence in the show!
We are going to continue updating Collectible Cup and Figures sets in our Visual Guide updates, this time taking a look at the Revenge of the Sith line. Check out Obi-Wan Kenobi by clicking below. We also have a full review of this set right here.