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The Episode I Jar Jar Binks 12 Inch Figure is not bad. See more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or 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.
OK, perhaps “Hasta la vista!” is a BIT of an exaggeration, but what’s going on at retail when it comes to The Vintage Collection? TARGET has nothing beyond wave 1. And every Walmart near me has flat out removed it from the microscopic Star Wars section it maintains, which currently just has cheap roleplay lightsabers and Solo-era TBS6 figures. Clearly, The Black Series 6″ is faring no better. Yes, we’re gearing up for Triple Force Friday, so we’re likely in a transitional stage, but how can collectors vote with their wallets if there is nothing out there to purchase and support? Goodness, gracious me.
In Pennsylvania, there are over 14K children in the Foster Care System. 4K-5K of those 14K are in my immediate area of Philadelphia. Through no fault of their own, these innocent victims get bounced around from house to house, and most have literally NOTHING in the form of earthly possessions. (more….)
A lot of fantastic figures are in stock! Get figures like Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) loose if you’re interested! These go fast!!
We had the chance to check out Galaxy’s Edge for ourselves last week. Click through for our non-biased review and experience of the new Star Wars land. If you’ve been, we’d love to hear your experience too in the comments! All-and-all, it was a fun experience and I’m looking forward to going again in the future.
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We are going all-in!!!! Check out all of our fresh vintage inventory that we either have on auction or was listed for sale. Also, Gentle Giant/Sideshow items just arrived that would be perfect to display.
He’s large and in charge and one of Hasbro’s best 12 Inch Figures. See why you might want this Boss Nass figure in your collection. There’s more to see in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or 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.
In light of recent articles, not just on JTA, but also on sites such as Bloomberg, I would like to talk about one more time about Star Wars and kids. According to Bloomberg Star Wars has problems reaching kids. I believe everyone agrees that Star Wars, like any other franchise, needs young fans, not just adults. Lucasfilm has tried various things in recent times to reach kids. Hasbro too, tried several things to get kids to buy or want the toys. Forces of Destiny failed. Resistance has disappointing ratings and will end with season 2, the toyline was cancelled already. And most famously Force Link figures, which were always meant to be played with by kids, were discontinued in favor of an all new 5 inch super articulated Galaxy of Adventures toyline. It remains to be seen if this new line will meet more success. So maybe it’s time to look at how the source material has been doing on YouTube. Is Galaxy of Adventures a success? How does it compare to Forces of Destiny? And how is the latest web series, Star Wars Roll Out doing? Click through for a look at Lucasfilm’s kid oriented entertainment.
Hasbro came a long way with the late-2003 Star Wars “Saga” [Phase III] Obi-Wan Kenobi (Tatooine Encounter) 12 Inch Figure. It has a lot going for it, but it’s still not perfect. See and learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or 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.
Sideshow Collectibles has the pre-order pages up for the upcoming sixth scale Princess Leia (Endor) and Wicket figures. They can be ordered separately or as a set. Click below for links to each pre-order page.
And the adventure continues… if last week’s first episode seemed to end very abruptly, this week’s episode shows us why. Apparently Roll Out will spread a single story across several episodes. So BB-8’s jungle adventure continues. He meets a shapeshifting critter which scares him and while on the run he gets attacked by a giant spider that wants to eat him. All the while the droid friends from last week are on their way to rescue BB-8. This episode also ends on a cliffhanger, so more is yet to come most certainly.
The first episode has 16,742 clicks after one week. The new episode is at 2,520. I wonder what Lucasfilm’s expectations for this web series are.
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The Hollywood Reporter has an article about the new deal between Netflix and the former Game of Thrones showrunners Benioff & Weiss. According to Hollywood Reporter sources Netflix is not worried about Benioff & Weiss’ Star Wars schedule. The Hollywood Reporter goes on and says that according to their sources, all that Benioff & Weiss will do for Star Wars is to write a treatment and to write the script for at least one movie. They were originally supposed to write all three scripts for the new trilogy, so according to whatever sources Hollywood Reporter has, something seems to have changed here.
How involved will Benioff & Weiss be with Star Wars? Will Lucasfilm once more have different teams write the scripts for the follow-up trilogy? In other news it seems Rian Johnson still thinks he will work on Star Wars after Knives Out, so maybe Lucasfim will have Johnson write and direct whatever movie comes after the 2022 release of the Benioff & Weiss’ penned movie? Perhaps D23 will tell us more.
Anyway, it is very likely that Benioff & Weiss will not be involved with Star Wars for the next decade or so, the final movie of the new trilofy would likely be released in 2026. Netflix would certainly not pay them $250 million if they had other time consuming obligations that keep them from developing shows for the streaming service. And Netflix wouldn’t state they aren’t worried about their Star Wars schedule, if Benioff & Weiss would be deeply involved with Star Wars beyond 2022.
Hot Toys continues to release original trilogy Star Wars characters. The company now revealed an all new Endor Leia and Wicket figure. While Leia is the standard Hot Toys figure, Wicket will have actual fur. You can get both of them together in a deluxe set, which will come with two exclusive imperial helmets as accessories (so Wicket can play the helmet-xylophone). But you can also get each figure separately. Check out more photos on the official Hot Toys website!
And the leaks continue… a Spanish etailer may have leaked the Triple Force Friday case assortment for the Vintage Collection. We cannot verfiy if the list is correct, however, the list lines up with known info. So click through for the TVC Triple Force Friday figures! Thanks to JTA regular Rivesjunctionite for the alert and link!
What happened to 2003’s Star Wars “Saga” [Phase II] Han Solo 12 Inch Figure? It’s a mess. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or 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 Sith Trooper & Boba Fett and the Vintage Collection Jedi Destiny set are listed on Hasbro Pulse! Click here to go directly to the listing!
Since we all love rumors so much, here’s a report from website Cinelinx, which got the same info from two independent sources: apparently Ewan McGregor has signed a contract for an Obi-Wan series on Disney+. And yes, this is yet unverified, but this particular rumor, that Disney will produce an Obi-Wan series, has been circulating for a long time now, apparently production was set up already a while ago. This new story is widely reported by various news outlets tonight, but Cinelinx is the original source here, everyone else just quotes them.
If there will be an Obi-Wan series then we may expect Disney to announce something at D23. It is absolutely certain that there will be more live action Star Wars shows on Disney+, Obi-Wan would be a logical choice, since fans have been wanting to see Ewan McGregor to return as the Jedi master for a long time now. We’ll keep you posted! And with the Mandalorian and Cassian Andor it would be a good choice to have a show which features at least one Force user and lightsabers. Would you be looking forward to an Obi-Wan Series? And if you haven’t made up your mind yet about Disney Plus, would an announcement make you subscribe to the new streaming service?
I love toy photography. I follow about 20 pages on Instagram who regularly post new photos of toys from Star Wars, Marvel, DC, Hot Wheels, and more. I’m not sure as though I have seen a photo mirror a movie scene so accurately as this amazing work of art done by James R. Special thanks to him for letting me share his photo from Facebook. Another thanks to Steve Evans for signing off on such a beautiful design. Have you done any photography with your new skiffs? Show it off in the comments!
How do you describe a figure that has so many good points and so many bad points all at once? Well, that analysis perfectly describes Lando Calrissian (Skiff Disguise). See why this bittersweet release is a figure you’re going to hate to love. It’s the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or 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.
You can now pre-order the newly announced Mattel Barbies over at Entertainment Earth. What are you waiting for? Click here to pre-order!
The latest Gift-With-Purchase Trading Card Set is available now. Spend $79.99 on any Star Wars Authentics products and receive this exclusive 5-card set featuring characters from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Each set is sequentially numbered, limited to 50 sets total. Available while supplies last and limit one per customer.
Shop autographs, official photos, and more here: www.starwarsauthentics.com.
Mattel announces Star Wars Barbies. They remind me of Star Wars Bratz dolls. What do you think? io9 has the full story.
The Russo Brothers joke on the latest episode of the Star Wars Show that Kevin Feige “ended up buying like half of them just so they would make it so he could have one of them himself!” This part of the conversation starts around the 8:20 mark. Check it out!