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Wo! Robot Kingdom posts a new assortment of Walmart exclusive The Black Series 3.75" figures which includes The Vintage Collection's Ahsoka Tano (TCW), Admiral Ackbar (ROTJ), General Lando Calrissian (ROTJ), and Emperor's Royal Guard (ROTJ). They are being released September 6th (which means July 2017 for Walmart). Too bad they're not new sculpts, but all these figures are needed at retail again! Thanks to everyone that wrote in to let us know!

Friend Rich Alot who has helped JTA out in the past is selling his 3.75" Star Wars collection: many of which are from The Vintage Collection, The Legacy Collection and other premium Star Wars figures. Click through for more and check out his auctions HERE. There is some GREAT loose stuff here if you need loose figures, guys and gals.

We are continuing to look at a group of figures that could be considered the precursor to the 2007 30 (77-07) Saga Legends line. In 2004, Hasbro created a collection of repacked action figures in the Star Wars "Saga" line and unofficially dubbed them the Hall Of Fame collection. Next up is Stormtrooper (Death Star Chase). This figure is 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.

Stormtrooper (Death Star Chase)

Collect Limited Edition Star Wars Classic Coins

Posted by Chuck | August 29, 2016 at 06:06 PM ET |

Available in both gold and silver this expanding collection will continue to feature many of the great characters associated with this epic saga. All coins come in a high-quality Star Wars branded and stylized inner coin case and themed outer coin packaging – making them an ideal gift for any Star Wars fan. Start your collection today.

Rogue One Products Hitting eBay!

Posted by Paul | August 29, 2016 at 09:55 AM ET |

And it begins. Rogue One product must have just made it to California's border. The eBay auctions are starting to pop up!

Hasbro said the line did well, but it's probably not a great sign for the Walmart exclusive 3.75" The Black Series line when JTA sponsor BBTS is now selling the case assortments. The problem with this line is it lacks richness, versatility and quantity. You can't have five new figures over and over. You needs many different types of figures in lower numbers. In order for a super-articulated 3.75" line to survive and thrive in this day and age you also have to produce characters that collectors want: i.e. Jabba's palace aliens, cantina aliens, never-before-made characters, etc. Whether distribution has put this line in jeopardy or Walmart itself (we believe the latter), hopefully Hasbro will see that this needs to be a full, rich mainline release (that appeals to collectors) and not a store exclusive.

We are continuing to look at a group of figures that could be considered the precursor to the 2007 30 (77-07) Saga Legends line. In 2004, Hasbro created a collection of repacked action figures in the Star Wars "Saga" line and unofficially dubbed them the Hall Of Fame collection. Next up is Princess Leia Organa (Death Star Captive). This figure is 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.

Princess Leia Organa (Death Star Captive)

Begun The Leaks On eBay Have! Rogue One Auction Found!

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2016 at 09:24 PM ET |

Here we go again! Hasbro holding back on the Rogue One product announcements just isn't going to prevent all the leaks from surfacing. An in-hand auction has popped up for the U-wing vehicle's pack-in figure and in the auction you can see a pretty big image of Cassian Andor up close and a little too personal, unfortunately. He looks terrible! I guess this one isn't a production sample either! (sarcasm) Check it out! Special thanks to rivesjunctionite for finding this auction!

BREAKING NEWS! Rogue One 3.75" Wave 1 Carded Images Revealed!

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2016 at 04:35 PM ET |

You saw our recent BREAKING NEWS rumor report about what to expect in the Rogue One line as far as 3.75" action figures are concerned. Well, this rumor report has also been proven true and here is the visual proof. New images of the first wave of Rogue One carded figures have hit. Check them out by clicking through!

      

We are continuing to look at a group of figures that could be considered the precursor to the 2007 30 (77-07) Saga Legends line. In 2004, Hasbro created a collection of repacked action figures in the Star Wars "Saga" line and unofficially dubbed them the Hall Of Fame collection. Next up is Obi-Wan Kenobi (Coruscant Chase). This figure is 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.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Coruscant Chase)

Longtime JTA reader icatch9 has found something surprising at his local Meijer in Illinois today. The BB-8 and R2-D2 big Jakks Pacific figures arrived, and then the "shampoo bottle" single versions of BB-8 and R2-D2 in Hasbro's line. Although nothing new, these single-packed figure were SUPPOSED to pre-date the TARGET exclusive three-pack (but we know how lovely distribution is these days). Nothing like new merchandise arriving as stores are clearancing out The Force Awakens stuff to prepare for Rogue One! Gotta love it!

    

Jakks Pacific Large-Sized K-2SO Image Online

Posted by Paul | August 27, 2016 at 10:42 AM ET |

Site lacitedesnuages.be has posted an image of the upcoming cool-looking Jakks Pacific K-2SO figure. This was revealed at one point, but it's back online. Check it out before it gets pulled! Special thanks to JTA reader Brian D. for the alert!

We are continuing to look at a group of figures that could be considered the precursor to the 2007 30 (77-07) Saga Legends line. In 2004, Hasbro created a collection of repacked action figures in the Star Wars "Saga" line and unofficially dubbed them the Hall Of Fame collection. This sub-line didn't last long. Next up is Luke Skywalker (Tatooine Encounter). This figure is 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.

Luke Skywalker (Tatooine Encounter)

Rogue One Line Look Product Found In California Toys R Us

Posted by Paul | August 26, 2016 at 10:08 PM ET |

JTA reader Bryan L. has found one Rogue One line look product at his local Toys R Us in Southern CA. The stuff must be starting to make its way to retail now!

   

Sponsor Announcement: NJ Toys And Collectibles

Posted by Paul | August 26, 2016 at 09:20 PM ET |

JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles will be at the Toy Con NJ 5 this Saturday and Sunday. Come see all of their awesome stuff at the PAL center in Parsippany NJ!

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | August 26, 2016 at 08:54 PM ET |

Pre-Order The Force Awakens Maz Kanata mini-bust from Gentle Giant. Premium Format Darth Vader from Sideshow now in-stock. Check out Master Replicas Signature Edition Millennium Falcon! Visit Brian's Toys newsletter to bid on NO RESERVE eBay auctions.

Check out the best selection of Star Wars collectibles at brianstoys.com now!

Brian's Toys

Michael Leader, the man who played the Stormtrooper that famously hit his head on the blast shield doorway has died. Metro.co.uk has the full story. Special thanks to JTA reader Marc G. for the alert!

UPDATE 1: It looks like Metro.co.uk has an inaccurate story. Although Michael Leader did pass away, apparently he was not responsible for this famous Star Wars blooper. Wookieepedia goes on to explain that the actor who hit his head was actually Laurie Goode (who is alive and well).

UPDATE 2: This story may be accurate. Wookieepedia documents that BOTH Michael Leader and Laurie Goode recall bumping their heads as stormtroopers. We'll let you decide.

We are continuing to look at a group of figures that could be considered the precursor to the 2007 30 (77-07) Saga Legends line. In 2004, Hasbro created a collection of repacked action figures in the Star Wars "Saga" line and unofficially dubbed them the Hall Of Fame collection. This sub-line didn't last long. Next up is Han Solo (Flight To Alderaan). This figure is 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.

Han Solo (Flight To Alderaan)

Riverspoon Studios has designed beautiful custom vintage inspired Star Wars Funko Pop! boxes because, well, Star Wars merchandise doesn't look better in anything else obviously. And now I want these for my own collection. Hasbro, Funko, Gentle Giant, Disney and every other Star Wars license: please pay attention. Don't squander 2017. It's the 40th anniversary of the movie that started it all. And there won't be a better time to grab all of the collectors that you've lost. So this means it MUST be the year for vintage-inspired Kenner packaging. It's the ONLY thing that will guarantee you massive sales in 2017. Please make it happen! Let's see TVC return, let's see The Black Series 6" line in miniature Large Size Action Figure boxed and let's see Funko do this to the Pops! line. And let's see a whole bunch more things like this happen! Special thanks to friend Allen S. for alerting me to this beautiful mess.

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | August 25, 2016 at 03:34 PM ET |

Check out the latest from JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | August 25, 2016 at 03:15 PM ET |

Big Bad Toys Store has their latest newsletter, featuring all of their latest pre-orders and new arrivals. Full details after the jump!

Big Bad Toy Store

Two Of Hasbro's TBS6 Convention Exclusives Are Coming To Germany

Posted by Paul | August 25, 2016 at 11:12 AM ET |

If there are any JTA readers living in Germany, we have some good news to share. Apparently the CE Kylo Ren (Unmasked) and the SDCC Obi-Wan Kenobi TBS6 figures will be available there soon. Our friends at Star Wars Figuren have the full details: "The previously released Kylo Ren Celebration Europe/SDCC 2016 Exclusive and Obi-Wan SDCC2016 Exclusive will be available in Germany at a games con, called "Spiel", held in the city of ESSEN, from Oct.13th -16th, 2016. The Exclusives can be purchased from a company Ultimate Guard at Hall2, A127. Exact pricing is not yet known, Kylo is expected to cost between 50 and 60 Euros, Obi-Wan in the range of 70-80 Euros." Check out there original post HERE.

We are continuing to look at a group of figures that could be considered the precursor to the 2007 30 (77-07) Saga Legends line. In 2004, Hasbro created a collection of repacked action figures in the Star Wars "Saga" line and unofficially dubbed them the Hall Of Fame collection. This sub-line didn't last long. Next up is Darth Vader (Death Star Clash). This figure is 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.

Darth Vader (Death Star Clash)

Rogue One Category Established In RDRs And VGs!

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2016 at 05:40 PM ET |

We're all prepped for Hasbro's Rogue One toy line in our Research Droids Reviews and Visual Guides? Are you prepped? The madness begins September 30th!

BREAKING NEWS! Even MORE Rogue One Hasbro Products Revealed!

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2016 at 01:02 PM ET |

We have MORE BREAKING NEWS! Our rumor reports are coming true one by one! Check out these older AND NEWLY REVEALED Rogue One toys! Click through for all 12 images! Special thanks to our source for the images!

    

You saw it here in our exclusive BREAKING NEWS "Preliminary 2016 Force Friday Plans Revealed" rumor report. And now we have the visual proof to go along with it. Check out The Black Series [P3] Stormtrooper voice-changer helmet. This should be one of the items that we'll all be able to pre-order before September 30th this year!

   

Hasbro LOVES Princess Leia.... And Apparently So Will We!

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2016 at 08:21 AM ET |

Here is The Black Series 6" scoop we teased last night. It's true. Hasbro REALLY does love Princess Leia. And I am going to tell you why. The Black Series [Phase III] 6" Princess Leia Organa may not be coming out before the end of the year. She has been "cancelled" from wave 2 from the Fall 2016 lineup. (more....)

We are continuing to look at a group of figures that could be considered the precursor to the 2007 30 (77-07) Saga Legends line. In 2004, Hasbro created a collection of repacked action figures in the Star Wars "Saga" line and unofficially dubbed them the Hall Of Fame collection. This sub-line didn't last long. Next up is Darth Maul (Theed Hangar Duel). This figure is 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.

Darth Maul (Theed Hangar Duel)

We've just learned from an inside source that September 1st will be the day that Disney announces its next wave of figures for the Disney Elite Series line, which will be continuing with Rogue One (and supposedly other) characters. Of particular note, collectors will be able to PRE-ORDER (sound familiar? – as in JTA's exclusive Rumor Report about the ability to pre-order things this year?) the figures beginning on September 2nd. We expect to learn more so stick with JTA as we follow this story.

Important The Black Series 6" News Coming Soon....

Posted by Paul | August 23, 2016 at 07:07 PM ET |

More important news (our news and NOT a Hasbro announcement) is coming shortly with regards to Hasbro's The Black Series 6" line. Stay tuned. We're just waiting on a few more details and confirmation before spilling the beans....

Review: Chewbacca (Escape From Hoth) - SW [S - P3] - Hall Of Fame

Posted by Paul | August 23, 2016 at 12:40 AM ET |

We are continuing to look at a group of figures that could be considered the precursor to the 2007 30 (77-07) Saga Legends line. In 2004, Hasbro created a collection of repacked action figures in the Star Wars "Saga" line and unofficially dubbed them the Hall Of Fame collection. This sub-line didn't last long. Next up is Chewbacca (Escape From Hoth). This figure is 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.

Chewbacca (Escape From Hoth)

R2-D2 is the latest character to be featured on New Zealand Mint’s Star Wars Classic coin collection. These fine gold and silver licensed collectible coins show R2-D2 being sold by the Jawas to Luke Skywalker and his step-uncle Owen Lars in Star Wars: A New Hope. The coins come presented in a Star Wars branded and stylized coin packaging, making them ideal gifts for fans.

UPDATE: TBS6 Rogue One Figures - UPCs Revealed

Posted by Paul | August 22, 2016 at 11:59 AM ET |

In case these haven't been published anywhere yet, we have the UPC numbers for The Black Series [Phase III] Rogue One wave 1 figures. Click through for details. Special thanks once again to Earl Madriaga for the news.

UPDATE: A confidential source checked these UPCs in a TARGET computer and they ALL currently fall under DPCI 087-06-3953 (this is the DPCI currently on clearance). So unless something gets reset in time for Force Friday this year, it might be problematic. So much for that new SKU they gave the TBS6 line!

Review: C-3PO (Death Star Rescue) - SW [S - P3] - Hall Of Fame

Posted by Paul | August 22, 2016 at 12:30 AM ET |

We are continuing to look at a group of figures that could be considered the precursor to the 2007 30 (77-07) Saga Legends line. In 2004, Hasbro created a collection of repacked action figures in the Star Wars "Saga" line and unofficially dubbed them the Hall Of Fame sub-line. This sub-line didn't last long. Next up is C-3PO (Death Star Rescue). This figure is 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.

C-3PO (Death Star Rescue)

TFA Kylo Ren (Unmasked) Wave Found At Dollar General

Posted by Paul | August 21, 2016 at 09:21 PM ET |

JTA reader c-ryan from Alabama has found the Kylo Ren (Unmasked) wave at his local Dollar General, in case you're still looking for these figures.

TBS6 Rogue One Wave 1 Large Images And Up Close Images!

Posted by Paul | August 21, 2016 at 12:56 PM ET |

JTA reader and Facebook friend Earl Madriaga sent us LARGE and close-up images of The Black Series [Phase III] Rogue One wave 1 figures. Check them out on our Facebook page!

Let's switch gears and look at what can be considered the precursor to the 2007 30 (77-07) Saga Legends line. In 2004, Hasbro created a collection of repacked action figures in the Star Wars "Saga" line and unofficially dubbed them the Hall Of Fame sub-line. This sub-line didn't last long. First up is Anakin Skywalker (Geonosis Hangar Duel). He is 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.

Anakin Skywalker (Geonosis Hangar Duel)

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | August 20, 2016 at 02:37 PM ET |

Pre-Order your Ep. IV Darth Vader PCR Helmet from eFX Collectibles today. Captain Phasma & R2-Q5 Sixth Scale Figures in-stock now! 40% OFF select Vintage Star Wars Listings. Visit Brian's Toys newsletter to bid on NO RESERVE eBay auctions.

Check out the best selection of Star Wars collectibles at brianstoys.com now!

Brian's Toys

Front And Back Images Of The Black Series [P3] Rogue One Wave 1

Posted by Paul | August 20, 2016 at 08:06 AM ET |

JTA reader Earl Madriga has sent us images front and back of The Black Series [P3] 6" Rogue One Wave 1 figures. The pictures aren't great, but check them out on our Facebook page.

We have received some undercover information that a new 4-pack of The Black Series 6" figures will be coming exclusively through a popular toy vendor. Click through if you want to know what we discovered.

UPDATE: Someone who emailed me and complained about us posting this rumor report actually let more info slip that this is indeed a "confirmed" set, and we expect full details to be announced shortly. Apparently my suspicions were right on the money about what characters are included (see details below). Look for an official announcement soon!


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