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JTA has partnered with Lenovo to spread the word about their new Augmented Reality game Star Wars: Jedi Challenges. To kick things off with their campaign, they are having a contest over in their forums to win 2 Star Wars Funko POP! figures. Join the Star Wars: Jedi Challenges community and submit a photo of your best Jedi fighting pose. Full details right here. They sent us one of their sets to try out so stay tuned for our full review coming soon!
Sideshow Collectibles has their all-new Obi-Wan Kenobi Premium Format Figure up for pre-order. Click here for the pre-order page.
Here’s another instant army of 3.75″ The Black Series [Phase III] Scarif stormtroopers for you. These will also probably go pretty quick.
Do you know why this figure is so important to me? Then be sure to check out the vintage Kenner Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot figure. We’re thrilled to get back to the vintage Kenner line once again! Relive your memories of this great vintage Kenner Star Wars figure with other Star Wars collectors in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!
Collider reports that Lucasfilm has put all future stand alone Star Wars movies on hold (which basically means they have been canceled for now). An Obi-Wan movie was in active development, but the people who worked on the movie are no longer involved.
According to Collider Lucasfilm will put all their efforts into Episode IX and after that we’ll get the new trilogy, but apparently no more Star Wars stand alone movies for now.
What do you think about all that? Solo is a huge flop, unfortunately, but was it wise to put all the other stand alone movies on hold? Is this the beginning of the end? Thanks to all the people who reported this development!
UPDATE: Now ABC News has an article on their website. Lucasfilm reached out to ABC News and told them that the Collider information is inaccurate, that there are still multiple Star Wars movies in delopment which haven’t been announced yet. So is there hope for an Obi-Wan movie after all? Why can’t Lucasfilm just make an official announcement on the official Star Wars channel or website and tell fans what to expect.
Twenty-First Century Fox, has accepted a new offer from Disney, which included a higher per share offer of $38 per 21CF share versus the prior offer of $28 per share that Disney offered in December 2017. Are we one step closer to seeing the unaltered Original Trilogy on Blu-ray? (more….)
It’s time to finish up the Revenge Of The Sith Battle Arenas line. We’ll conclude with the Sidious Vs Mace set. 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 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.
Star Wars has been a global phenomenon since 1977. Millions of fans enjoy the movies and play with the toys. But how does Star Wars actually make money? Movies? Toys? And it’s also time to take a closer look at the fandom, as there are several distinct groups of fans, and each group has different needs and wishes. How does all that align with what Lucasfilm, Hasbro and EA have on offer? The ultimate puprose of this article is to start a discussion about just that: what do we all want? Click through for details!
Let’s continue to look at the Revenge Of The Sith line where we’re focusing on the Battle Arenas. Next up is the Dooku Vs Anakin set. 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 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.
Darth Maul was a formidable warrior and scheming mastermind. He wielded an intimidating double-bladed Lightsaber and fought with a menacing ferocity. Though he fell in battle against Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Zabrak from Dathomir would prove to be much harder to destroy than originally believed.
Darth Maul is the twelfth coin release in the Star Wars Classic collection. These dramatic limited-edition coins feature the Sith villain in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Click through for more details…
Star Wars Plastic Playsets has revealed pictures of an amazing 3D designed playset. Based on the Bespin scenes from The Empire Strikes Back (your favorite Star Wars), it features the carbon freezing chamber (obviously), a bespin hallway, an “I am your father” bridge, and several other features. Click through for more!
Gentle Giant is continuing their tradition of SDCC exclusive McQuarrie Concept mini busts, with this year’s release to be Yoda. Click here for the product page (note: you may need to be logged in to see the product page).
Hasbro Toy Shop has added all three SDCC exclusive products pages to their site. They’ve also added an availability date: August 13, 2018.
The results for the 2018 Jedi Temple Archives movie poll are in! Thanks to all of you who participated! So, how do the movies rank among the collectors here on JTA? Click through for the results!
Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo tweeted a comment that suggests that kids see plastic action figures as ‘punishment toys’ because it’s what they have left to play with once their electronic devices are taken away from them. This is not his original thought. He’s relaying something from a conversation he had with a toy executive. He then made a comparison that handing a kid a 3.75″ action figure today is like someone pushing a wooden milk truck toy on us when we were growing us with the vintage Kenner Star Wars line. Do you agree with his comment? I think poor character selection, heavy focus on Sequel Trilogy characters (that are boring action figures for the most part) have hurt the Star Wars brand. And lets’ not forget about the incessant poorly chosen repacks. It rarely seems that the people with the most influence never step up to the plate to admit that some of their ideas aren’t working. I am not in denial that today’s kids aren’t into action figures like we were, but if there were cool aliens and droids heavily throughout the lines, it might help things along. Also, why are parents “rewarding” playtime by letting these children play with action figures when they’re being punished? (But that’s really a topic for another day.) Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
We have been hammering Hasbro for years for this. But could a new Max Rebo Band set be coming in The Vintage Collection? Might we actually be getting our puppet version of Sy Snootles finally? Well, we have no proof, but Steve Evans randomly posted a picture of his vintage Kenner Max Rebo commenting “Oh dear. It really looks like I need to get a new blue.” They would make fabulous additions for The Khetanna! Take it as you wish! Special thanks to JTA reader Mark B. for the “tip”!
Let’s move to the Revenge Of The Sith line where we’ll be looking at the Battle Arenas. First up is the Bodyguard Vs Obi-Wan set. 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 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.
We’re thrilled to provide you with exclusive FIRST LOOK images of the Solo: A Star Wars Story line look TIE Fighter. JTA reader Sergio R. has found this product at retail in his home country of Mexico. It has yet to be officially announced by Hasbro, although revealed at an international trade show earlier this year. Check out the images by clicking the thumbnails below.
We’re finishing up the Commemorative Trilogy DVD Collection sets from The Original Trilogy Collection. Let’s check out the Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine And Stormtrooper pack. 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.
A word from JTA sponsor Brian’s Toys…
We just received a shipment from AFA of carded figures that will be sure to catch your eye this week! The most impressive piece is the C-3PO 12 Back Candian figure which is fairly rare! Along with these AFA figures, we have added some non-graded playsets, vehicles, and figures that are ready to ship! Be sure to check out our eBay auctions ending in the next 1-2 days that include a great variety of Gentle Giant items.
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The Vintage Collection Rogue One Imperial Combat Assault Tank pre-orders opened up on Amazon. It has an MSRP of $79.99 and is Prime eligible. Special thanks to JTA reader Mike R. for the notification. It has an August 1st approximate availability.
If you’re interested, The Vintage Collection First Order Stormtrooper is $8.99 with Prime on Amazon. Interestingly, this is the only figure piling up at my local TARGET stores. Special thanks to vikingrobot for the tip!
We’ll get back to vintage Kenner figures shortly, but let’s continue to catch up on some The Original Trilogy Collection multipacks. Next up is the Han Solo, Princess Leia And Chewbacca Commemorative Trilogy DVD Collection set. It’s the best of the three released in 2004. 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.
We have an exclusive FIRST LOOK at The Black Series [Phase III] Walgreens exclusive General Veers 6″ figure. The figure is incredible. It heavily borrows parts from 2018’s TBS6 [P3] Grand Moff Tarkin (63) figure, but has plenty of newness as well to keep things interesting. This is a must-have figure as far as we’re concerned. And it’s probably one of worst choices to be a retailer exclusive after Zuckuss. This has “mainstream market” written all over it. We have a complete review and photo gallery for you to check out. We’d love you to leave your own thoughts about this figure in the comments at the bottom of the review! Click the images below to be taken to the full review.
Solo has been in theaters for some weeks now, time for a fun JTA survey where you can rank all the live action Star Wars movies! Click through to post your list!
Wow! After all these years we are finally getting a high-end sixth scale Count Dooku figure, and masterfully done too! Click here for the full gallery on the Hot Toys Facebook page.
You can pre-order all of the Darth Revan wave of The Black Series [Phase III] figures at Entertainment Earth. But you can click the image below to order Darth Revan!
JTA reader Frank H. has found anew type of Chewbacca mask at his local retailer: a furry one. Check it out, it’s pretty cool. It’s a shame. It feels like this arrived a bit too late as Solo fizzles at the box office.
Pre-orders are open for the Imperial Combat Assault Tank. You can order yours at Entertainment Earth for $79.99.