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NEW FIGURES! She’s a day late and a dollar short, but superior to the first release. Find out why you might want to secure Captain Phasma (Quicksilver Baton) from The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ line 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.

Captain Phasma (Quicksilver Baton)

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Pre-order Hasbro SDCC Exclusives At Robot Kingdom

If you’re interested, Hasbro SDCC exclusive items canbe pre-ordered at Robot Kingdom.

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We have a first look sneak peek for you of the exclusive The Vintage Collection Imperial TIE Fighter (with included Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot pack-in figure). I am not impressed, folks. There are a couple of issues here, but I am not even impressed with the packaging. It looks like a forced attempt to squeeze it into The Vintage Collection, instead of feeling like a natural addition that mimics the original release. The vehicle itself is quality, but the packaging has slightly warped the wings which is unacceptable at this stage of the game. It’s a significant repaint of the 2009 Legacy Collection Imperial TIE Fighter TARGET exclusive vehicle. Same features. Same scale. Same everything pretty much. The Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot is interesting. Firstly, it comes in a “Kenner baggie.” When was the last time we received a figure in a baggie from Hasbro? It’s a retool and repaint of the Lt. Oxixio (TIE Fighter Pilot) figure from the Toys R Us exclusive Battle Above Endor (1 of 2) set. (Remember those awesome multipacks?) This time, however, Hasbro has glued the head to the helmet. We no longer have a removable helmet option, and the clone portrait can no longer be seen. It’s also painted all black. This was the most opportune time to revisit this character with a better sculpt (I loathe this figure’s spindly legs without ankle articulation), and the big helmet and upper body make it obsolete at this point. Anyway, the full review is coming soon, but you can check out the whole photo gallery now.

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Comcast No Longer Bids For 21st Century Fox

Bloomberg reports that Comcast has dropped out of the bidding war for 21st Century Fox to focus on the acquisition of European pay tv channel Sky instead. This means that Disney can go ahead and the acquisition of 21st Century Fox has no real hurdles to overcome anymore. The deal already has US antitrust approval, Disney merely needs to sell off some of the local Fox sports networks, which Disney has already agreed to do. It’s most likely only a matter of time now until most of the Marvel characters and all the distribution rights for Star Wars are under one roof, pending shareholder approval. The separate Disney and Fox shareholder meetings are supposed to be held on July 27th.

Walt Disney and 21st Century Fox

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We are wrapping up wave 18 from The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figures with Tobias Beckett (68), today’s Visual Guide update. Click below to check out the full guide page, and click here to check out our full review.

Tobias Beckett (68) - The Black Series [Phase III] - 6-Inch Figures

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Entertainment Earth is Hasbro’s official launch partner for new reveals this week at SDCC. This means that for a limited time, you can pre-order new Hasbro products only through Entertainment Earth as soon as they announce. Make sure to bookmark their launch page right here. The Star Wars launch is set for tomorrow evening!

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Faithful to his word, Steve Evans has completed what he set out to do to The Vintage Collection’s bubble size. Luke Skywalker (as well as Doctor Aphra, perhaps others) provide the first evidence that the bubble size has been reduced for a much more pleasing aesthetic. Now Steve needs to get working on proper subtitles. (Where is “Jedi Master” for Luke?) Special thanks to friend Mario M. for this image.

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Hasbro has sent out official images of the new SDCC reveals. Nothing like sending them on the rush hour home! Check out The Black Series [Phase III] gallery! You can also check out the whole single figure real of The Vintage Collection’s Enfys Nest HERE too.

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars Is Back!

Star Wars: The Clone Wars is coming back! Click through to watch the announcement trailer!

Update: Check out the official article on Starwars.com which features an interview with Dave Filoni! We will get 12 all new episodes of The Clone Wars!

 

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Steve Evans updated his Instagram page with some fantastic images. Something strikes me as odd however. The basic carded Doctor Aphra has been placed on a Star Wars card back instead of an Expanded Universe one. Hmm.

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The Black Series 6" Imperial Patrol Trooper Revealed!

The Black Series Instagram page reveals the new Imperial Patrol Trooper 6″ figure! Check it out! Special thanks to Matthew C. for the alert!

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Amazing Hasbro 6" Diorama On Display At SDCC

Hasbro has a history of producing amazing dioramas at their booth over the years. This year we get to enjoy an amazing diorama based on Solo: A Star Wars Story. Click below to check it out!

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Will The Vintage Collection Reveals Be Big Or A Bust?

Who’s excited for The Vintage Collection reveals this year at SDCC? Will 2019 prove to be the most exciting year in years, or will it be underwhelming? Time will tell.

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2018 SDCC: Preview Night: Hasbro

Our friends at Rebelscum also have a first look gallery of the Hasbro booth for Preview Night. Not too much is revealed, although we do get some nice close-up looks at TVC’s Yak Face and Klaatu (Skiff Guard Outfit). Check it out!

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Review: Tobias Beckett - TBS6 [P3] - 68

NEW FIGURES! Let’s check out the wonderful Tobias Beckett 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.

Tobias Beckett

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NZ Mint: The Star Wars Premium Silver Foils are Back!

The Star Wars Premium Silver Foils are back with Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back! Following on from the first release for the original 1977 Star Wars movie poster New Zealand Mint have announced that the second foil features the second instalment in the trilogy! Click through for more details.

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2018 SDCC: Preview Night: Gentle Giant LTD.

Next up is a great photo gallery from our friends at Rebelscum on the Gentle Giant Ltd. booth from Preview Night!

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JTA reader Matthew C. alerts our attention to an awesome custom Palitoy Death Star-inspired cardboard Death Star playset on eBay. I highly suggest you check it out. The price is steep, but it’s a beautiful piece.

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The HASCON exclusive Clone Captain Rex is on Amazon for $49.99 if you’re interested. Special thanks to JTA reader Mark for the alert!

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Hasbro Toy Shop has the TVC Imperial Combat Assault Tank and Force Link 2.0 Imperial TIE Fighter IN STOCK! Special thanks to JTA reader Scott M. for the alert! FREE shipping applies for all orders over $49!

   

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2018 SDCC: Preview Night: Hot Toys Gallery

Our friends at Rebelscum have a nice early gallery of the new Hot Toys newest reveals!

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Next up for our The Black Series [Phase III] Visual Guide updates is the all-new 6″ Rebel Trooper (69). Click below to check out our full guide page for this figure, and make sure to also stop by and check out our full review.

Rebel Trooper (69) - The Black Series [Phase III] - 6-Inch Figures

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Force Link 2.0 C-3PO/R2-D2 Revealed!

JTA Facebook follower Cristian A. has found the Force Link 2.0 C-3PO and R2-D2 at his local retailer outlet (outside of the USA) and has added the image our page. It looks like a possibility exists that this is a retailer exclusive as evidenced by the product number. Check it out!

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Sideshow Collectibles Reveals New Hot Toys Figures

There are plenty of new reveals today for the Sideshow Collectibles Online Comic-Con event, including many new Hot Toys Sixth Scale figures. It looks like Hot Toys has entered the Clone Trooper market with Commander Cody and the Airborne Trooper. Click below to check out all of the figures on their preview page, including Princess Leia (Bespin Outfit), Range Trooper, Mimban Stormtrooper, Jango Fett, two versions of Chewbacca, and an R2-D2 packed with tools!

    

   

   

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After taking a look at both the Sequel and the Original Trilogy, today is the time to take a look at the Prequel Trilogy and what 10(ish) figures are most needed for the 6 inch Black Series! Click through for my top 10 picks!

Phantom Menace Celebration

When everyone was happy

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If you pre-ordered The Vintage Collection Imperial Combat Assault Tank from Amazon, they’ve begun shipping them despite initially listed with an August 3rd availability date. They are also in stock as we post this. Special thanks to JTA reader Mike R. for the alert!

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The release date of Solo: A Star Wars Story Blu-ray is September 25th. Lucasfilm sends out the official announcement. Click through for more!

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Review: Rebel Trooper - TBS6 [P3] - 69

NEW FIGURES! It’s a Rebel FLEET Trooper, Hasbro! Hasbro made advancements to the 6″ buck and collectors of the line are going to fall in love with it. See why the Rebel Trooper is the start to a bevy of great new things in The Black Series 6″ line. Read all about it 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.

Rebel Trooper

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JTA reader Eric reports that The Black Series Clone Commander Wolffe has landed at his Louisiana Barnes & Noble. Thanks for the store report, Eric! If you are finding this in your area make sure to let us know in our comments to help those still on the hunt!

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Sideshow Collectibles is releasing a second version of their Yoda Sixth Scale figure, this one being just different enough to be… different. This version doesn’t include quite as many accessories as the original release, and the portrait is slightly different as well. If you missed out on the first version then you get another chance at this slightly newer version. Click here for the pre-order page and additional images. 

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We are starting another small run of The Black Series [Phase III] Visual Guides, featuring the three figures from wave 18. First up, we take a look at Han Solo (Bespin) (70). Click below to check out our full Visual Guide page, and make sure to stop by our full review to see additional information, images, and join in our discussion.

Han Solo (Bespin) (70) - The Black Series [Phase III] - 6-Inch Figures

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Online retailer Dark Side Toys is taking orders for a new and unannounced Star Wars [Solo] Force Link 2.0 Mission On Vandor-1 four-pack. Look for this around September.

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OK, so the Doctor Aphra Comics Set was an interesting, albeit gimmicky reintroduction to the classic Kenner Special Action Figures Sets of yesteryear. Don’t get me wrong. I am thrilled to see this sub-line out once again, but it’s time to revisit the original sets’ legacy. During the initial run of The Vintage Collection, Hasbro produced many of them for collectors, and all were released as TARGET exclusives. However, we are still five sets short of the sixteen originally produced. Let’s find out what it would take to complete them for us shortly. Click through for more!

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In an interesting but not necessarily surprising development, we’ve learned that The Black Series [Phase III] Clone Commander Wolffe 6″ figure’s box art is directly “inspired” by the Sideshow Collectibles one-sixth scale figure. This is not improbable, and Hasbro leased out their license to Sideshow Collectibles years ago to make their high-end figures. Special thanks to JTA reader Jcc2224 for the alert!

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Review: Han Solo (Bespin) - TBS6 [P3] - 70

NEW FIGURES! Let’s begin with The Black Series [Phase III] Han Solo (Bespin) figure. 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.

Han Solo (Bespin)

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