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Visual Guide Update - Tobias Beckett - Star Wars [Solo]

Star Wars [Solo] wave 5 Visual Guide updates continue! Check out the Force Link 2.0 Tobias Beckett by clicking below. We also take a deeper look at this figure in our full review right here.

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TBS6 [P3] Captain Rex IN STOCK For $19.99

The TBS6 [P3] Captain Rex is IN STOCK at Amazon for $19.99! Be sure to choose OTHER options.

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Can Episode IX Heal The Fandom?

Star Wars Episode IX will hit theaters in 14 months from now. Filming is underway, some set photos have been leaked, but other than more or less unsubstantiated rumors we know next to nothing about the actual plot of the movie. And in true JJ Abrams fashion this will probably not change until the release date.

The question is, what are your expectations in Episode IX? Do you believe it may heal the rift in the fandom that opened up after The Last Jedi? Do you believe it may be a satisfying conclusion to the sequel trilogy? Or do you simply don’t care anymore and want the sequels to be over, so we can finally move on? Click through for a discussion about Episode IX and the inherent issues the movie has to overcome.

The Last HJedi duel between Kylo Ren and Luke Skywalker

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We’ve added them to our database and they’re already hitting brick and mortar, but you can also pre-order the fourth wave of Star Wars [Solo] figures at Entertainment Earth!

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Review: Tobias Beckett - SW [S] - Force Link 2.0

NEW FIGURES! It’s time to look at the fourth wave of Star Wars [Solo] figures. Let’s continue with a figure that should look better than it does. Tobias Beckett has all the right moving parts but isn’t perfect by a long shot. 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.

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — While not explicitly confirming that layoffs were taking place Wednesday, Hasbro Inc. said that “difficult” changes are underway that affect “a single-digit percentage” of the toy company’s global workforce of 5,000 employees.

The company refused several requests for further specifics on the number of layoffs that are apparently taking place, except to say that the company was not required to file a federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification — or WARN — notice. Such a notice would normally be required 60 days in advance of laying off 50 to 499 employees at a “single site of employment,” but only if those laid off account for a third or more of the employees. (more….)

Special thanks to JTA reader JACKOFTRADZE for alerting us to this news.

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You can pre-order The Black Series [Phase III] “Wave 19” from JTA sponsor Entertainment Earth. This is one of the best looking waves in a very long time!

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Visual Guide Update - Val (Mimban) - Star Wars [Solo]

Our next Force Link 2.0 Star Wars [Solo] Visual Guide update features Val (Mimban). Click below to check out the full Visual Guide, and click here to check out our full review.

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Star Wars Authentics: New Rogue One Official Photos Added

Star Wars Authentics added another 50 new official photos from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to the Star Wars Authentics site. Check out official photos of new characters, vehicles, and locations including awesome shots from the Battle of Scarif. Click through for details and samples

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Review: Val (Mimban) - SW [S] - Force Link 2.0

NEW FIGURES! It’s time to look at the fourth wave of Star Wars [Solo] figures. Let’s continue with a figure that was awesome onscreen and doesn’t look too bad in the 5POA range. Val (Mimban) is named incorrectly, but she still is cool. 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.

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Entertainment Earth has a great Daily Deal on Wave 17 from The Black Series 6″ figures. Get the full case, featuring 8 unique figures, for $99.99! That’s $12.50 per figure. Click here to pick this up!

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JTA reported on so-called “Deep Fake” videos before. Basically you train a special piece of software with lots and lots and really lots of photos and then this special software can automatically replace someone in a photo or video. Sounds like magic, but it’s actually a deep learning AI algorithm that makes all of that possible. Maybe you remember the enhanced Leia in Rogue One clip, where the “deep fake” Leia looked even somewhat better than what ILM did. Well, now you can check out how Solo could have been if ILM had decided to put CGI Harrison Ford into the movie. It’s not always perfect, but some scenes look eerily real. And remember, this is something one person did at home with his PC with no budget at all. ILM could certainly do an even better job, given the time, money and inclination. So, what do you think? Should this guy do all of Solo now and find some voice actor to redub all the lines?

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BRAND NEW The Vintage Collection Figures For $2 Each

Take one step forward and two steps back, Walmart. JTA reader Scot M. found all of the latest The Vintage Collection basic figures at his local Walmart for $2 a piece. You couldn’t make this up if you tried.

   

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Visual Guide Update - L3-37 - Star Wars [Solo]

Check out our latest Force Link 2.0 Star Wars [Solo] addition to the Visual Guides, L3-37. Click below for a detailed look at this figure. Make sure to also stop by and check out our review right here in our review database.

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New Holiday Disney Droid Factory Figure Revealed: R4-H18

Our friends at Jedi Business have shared an image on social media which shows the latest Disney Droid Factory astromech Droid: R4-H18. This translucent droid will make a nice addition to this annual release schedule.

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HasLab Update #4: Jabba's Sail Barge

HasLab’s Instagram page has posted the fourth update to Jabba’s Sail Barge vehicle. Check it out! You can also watch a new video HERE going over the update in detail.

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You have to wonder if The Last Jedi was such a “masterpiece” as some claim it is why the merchandising of it is in the toilet. (That’s not a dig at the film. I didn’t hate it as YouTube does.) While I think both extreme unbridled praise as well as volatile criticism of the film are a tad ridiculous, I can’t deny how poorly the merchandising performed (and in all honesty, this is where the real money comes into play). How many of us actually found the final wave of 3.75″ The Black Series [Phase III] exclusives? I have seen more reports of no one finding them than finding them. And if we did see retailer exclusives, how many of them clogged up shelf space until discounted and eventually removed? JTA reader Scot G. found some key “The Last Jedi” exclusives at his local Tuesday Morning store along with other unsellable stuff. Hopefully, the next film will be a marketing juggernaut.

    

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Review: L3-37 - SW [S] - Force Link 2.0

NEW FIGURES! It’s time to look at the fourth wave of Star Wars [Solo] figures. Let’s continue with a figure that may make 3.75″ collectors wince. L3-37 is a droid with a mission and an ideology! 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.

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Pre-Order The Star Wars Archives Hardback Book

Pre-orders are now open for the upcoming The Star Wars Archives: 1977-1983. Due out in December and written by Paul Duncan. 

In this XXL-sized tome, George Lucas guides us through the original trilogy like never before, recounting the inspirations, experiences, and stories that created a modern monomyth. Complete with script pagesconcept artstoryboardson-set photography, and more.

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Visual Guide Update - Rio Durant - Star Wars [Solo]

Up next for our Star Wars [Solo] basic figure Visual Guide updates is Rio Durant. Click below to have a look at our guide page, and click here to check out our review.

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More Droid Factory Sandcrawler Playsets Arriving!

The reports are starting to come in that the Disney Droid Factory Sandcrawler Playset is making a more frequent appearance at Disney theme parks as of this posting. Jedi Temple Archives provided the world with the BREAKING NEWS first look report at its packaging as well as the vehicle and figures inside. Learn everything you want to know about this incredible item in our RDR of it RIGHT HERE. We have it all: pictures, video, quick facts details, and comparison shots.

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Force Link 2.0 Rio Durant And L3-37 IN STOCK At Amazon

The Force Link 2.0 Rio Durant and L3-37 are IN STOCK at Amazon. Special thanks to JTA reader Jeff M. for the alert!

   

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If you haven’t seen up close production images of Hasbro’s The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Val (Vandor-1) figure, I highly suggest checking her out as soon as you can. (Our review is about a week away, but we have the high-resolution Photo Gallery available right now.) It’s my opinion that Hasbro has stepped up their already impressive “photorealistic” technology, and it appears as if Val (Vandor-1) is the first recipient of this seemingly updated new process. I can’t get over how much this figure favors Thandie Newton. (Hey Thandie – you have another figure to add to your beautiful dress.) On a personal note, Val was my favorite character from Solo: A Star Wars Story. I am a sucker for any man or woman that lays down his or her life for another, and between her sacrifice, her strong character, her sexy demeanor, and her overall “kick-butt” action in the film, she epitomizes what a strong female character is and how they should be seen in Star Wars. Thandie Newton knocked it out of the park portraying this character. Disney should continue to approach female characters in this manner for the new Star Wars Entertainment era (and immediately cease heading in the direction of that “other” one). Anyhow, please check this figure out. You’re going to be blown away. Be sure to leave your comments on the review page. Comments in this article are closed. Thanks.

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Check Out The Mandalorian's Rifle!

Over the weekend Jon Favreau posted a picture of the rifle the Mandalorian will use in the show on Instagram. And it seems it’s a clear reference to the rifle Boba Fett used in The Holiday Special cartoon segment. And who knows, maybe it even is Boba Fett’s rifle, unless this design is more generic. The action figure that comes with that gun can’t be revealed soon enough!

The Mandalorian Rifle

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Review: Rio Durant - SW [S] - Force Link 2.0

NEW FIGURES! It’s time to look at the fourth wave of Star Wars [Solo] figures. Let’s continue with a figure that all 3.75″ collectors should enjoy. The small Rio Durant turned out well. He’s better than you think. 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.

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Found! Solo Force Link 2.0 Wave 4 In King Of Prussia PA!

Holy cow! Wave 4 of the Star Wars [Solo] Force Link 2.0 line has just been found in King of Prussian PA at Walmart, just 30 minutes from where I live in fact Special thanks to JTA reader JediJones77 for the report and image. If you need to know more about these figures, we’re reviewing them right now in our RDRs.

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NZ Mint: Third Iconic Poster Immortalized On Pure Silver

The stunning Star Wars Premium Silver Foils continue with the epic conclusion to the original Star Wars trilogy, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Officially licensed, this unique silver collectible is strictly a limited edition, with only 10,000 available worldwide! And to make it easy to display it is packaged in an innovative perspex holder.

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Visual Guide Update - Quay Tolsite - Star Wars [Solo]

Now it’s time to add some Visual Guides from the next wave of Star Wars [Solo] basic figures. First up is Quay Tolsite. Click below to check out our guide page. You can also read our full review of this figure right here.

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TBS6 [P3] Imperial Patrol Trooper Showing Up At GameStop

Collectors of The Black Series 6″ line may be interested to know that the brand new Imperial Patrol Trooper is showing up at GameStop stores. JTA reader Ray M. provides us with the evidence. You can see more about this figure in our review RIGHT HERE.

   

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Review: Quay Tolsite - SW [S] - Force Link 2.0

NEW FIGURES! It’s time to look at the fourth wave of Star Wars [Solo] figures. Let’s begin with Quay Tolsite. He’s better than you think. 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.

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One of the greatest things about publishing the vintage Kenner reviews is to read the feedback from our audience. Your engagement has been very rewarding to all that read them, and we’re thankful for all of the childhood stories you share, the trivia many of you know behind so many action figures and the variations that exist throughout the world. One detail that I knew about but buried deep in my subconscious was brought up again in our Princess Leia Organa (Boushh Disguise) review. (more….)

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We have another The Black Series [Phase III] Visual Guide update tonight. This time, let’s check out the Imperial Patrol Trooper (72). Click below for a complete look at this figure. You can also read all about him in our full review.

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The Star Wars [Solo] Tobias Beckett basic figure is available for pre-order on Amazon. It’s listed as Out of Stock, but you can still place an order for it. Get it before it becomes ‘Unavailable’. Thanks to JTA reader Jeff for the alert!

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NEW FIGURES! Let’s continue with The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Imperial Patrol Trooper figure. It looks nice, but what’s up with that pinkish hue in the white plastic? Find out 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.

Imperial Patrol Trooper

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