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Tonight we are adding the Jarek Yeager/Bucket (R3-B7) Two-Packs set to our Star Wars [Resistance] Visual Guide. Click below to check out our full guide page for this set, and click here to read our full review.

Jarek Yeager/Bucket (R3-B7) - Star Wars [Resistance] - Two-Packs

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Review: Poe Dameron/BB-8 - SW [R] - Two-Packs

Let’s finish up the Star Wars [Resistance] line with the Poe Dameron/BB-8 Two-Packs set. It’s another nice release. Check it out 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.

Poe Dameron/BB-8

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Our Galaxy of Adventures run of Visual Guide updates finishes with the Imperial Stormtrooper (The Enforcer). Click below to visit the full guide page. Make sure to also check out our full review right here.

Imperial Stormtrooper (The Enforcer) - Galaxy of Adventures

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StarWars.com has a first look at the cover for the recently announced Alphabet Squadron novel, as well as the upcoming Marvel Comics TIE Fighter series. Both novel and comics will be a crossover series and will take place at the same time, following the events of Return of the Jedi. It was also revealed that Alphabet Squadron will be a trilogy of books. Get the full scoop after the jump

      

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Now-Canceled Solo Line Wave 4 Available At HTS' eBay Store!

Retail is clearancing out the Star Wars [Solo] wave, and so many collectors have yet to see a single character from the film on pegs. Hasbro Toy Shop’s eBay store has the last wave in stock if you’re quick. These figures MAY show up on clearance somewhere down the road, but you know what they say about last wave syndrome…. Special thanks to JTA reader Shawn P. for the alert!

       

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The Jarek Yeager/Bucket (R3-B7) Two-Packs set from the Star Wars [Resistance] line should be one of your first must-have 2019 action figure purchases. We’re not kidding. Hasbro also goofed on the droid’s name. See why you need this set 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.

Jarek Yeager/Bucket (R3-B7)

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Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

JTA sponsor Brian’s Toys checks in with their latest newsletter

All kinds of goodies this week!  Hasbro is producing a bunch of items that will be sure to fulfill your collecting needs. Our personal favorite Mace Windu FX Lightsaber is back 🙂 I mean who doesn’t love the purple lightsaber? Be sure to check out our auctions this week as we have several Sideshow items ending this weekend along with 2011 SDCC Death Star Figure Set… who knows you might get a steal!

Brian's Toys

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And Now For Something Completely Different

Paul talks about The Walking Dead from time to time here on JTA, so I thought, heck, why can’t I go off topic too, at least once… Also, it’s Friday night, things are usually slow now, not much going on, why not talk about something completely different? Let’s talk about Star Trek! That other franchise, right! However, I will also touch on Star Wars in my, let’s call it “rant”, so it’s not as off-topic as Paul’s TWD articles. Click through for my rant!

"Spock" kisses his foster sister Michael

“Spock” (or is it Ash Tyler???)  kisses Michael passionately

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Yoda (The Master) is today’s Visual Guide update, the latest from wave 2 of the Galaxy of Adventures line. Click below to have a look at the full Visual Guide, and make sure to also visit our review for this figure right here.

Yoda (The Master) - Galaxy of Adventures

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JTA reader Aldo S. informs us that the The Black Series Rocket Trooper is up for in-store pre-order at Gamestop! So you may want to head to your local Gamestop and see if you can pre-order him too! Below is visual confirmation of Aldo’s pre-order! Thanks Aldo, for the alert!

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Some More Episode IX Rumors

A few hours ago some Episode IX rumors appeared on the Star Wars Leaks subreddit, the most credible source of Star Wars information, only second to Mike Zeroh. However, the rumors might actually have some truth to them as some evidence was apparently provided to a moderator on the Star Wars Leaks subreddit. So I thought, ok, why not look at these rumors and discuss them. You know the drill by now, if you want to know more, click through. If you want to know nothing, well, then do nothing and forever wonder what might be discussed in the article, tossing in your sleep at night.

Funko VNYL Kylo and Rey

Not an actual spoiler or rumor! Maybe. Also, these are actual toys by Funko.

 

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Goodness, gracious me! Bubblegate returns AGAIN! JTA Facebook reader Rob H. sends us a heartbreaking image of the Stormtrooper (Mimban) figure off of its card back while still in the bubble. I am not sure about you, but my figures arrived in terrible condition, and I have heard it’s been the consensus of many other collectors as well. Rob writes “Yes it was packed in a vinyl envelope but if this was torn off in shipping paper would have been removed from the card. It looks like it never had anything on it. I think this would come off with little effort.” Maybe your sample didn’t arrive after suffering abuse as his did, but this is a warning not to test fate and treat your own carded sample with extra tender loving care. How this figure wasn’t a general marketplace release is beyond my comprehension.

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tunghori has once again put up The Vintage Collection Yak Face wave up Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Mark for the second alert!

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Review: Imperial Stormtrooper (The Enforcer) - GOA - Basic

OK, here’s a beauty of a figure. Let’s finish up looking at Galaxy Of Adventures wave 2! The Imperial Stormtrooper (The Enforcer) finishes up this series. He’s the focus on 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 Stormtrooper (The Enforcer)

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Check out Han Solo (The Scoundrel), the next Visual Guide addition to the Galaxy of Adventures line. Click below for a full look at the guide page, and click here for a full look at our review.

Han Solo (The Scoundrel) - Galaxy of Adventures

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JTA Presents: Evolutions - Lando Calrissian

Welcome to another one of our JTA Presents: Evolutions features! Let’s check out how close or far we are from having an ideal Hasbro 3.75″ Lando Calrissian action figure. Have we arrived at definitive status yet? Weigh in and let us know what conclusion you’ll come to by clicking through and adding your two cents in the comments!

Lando Calrissian

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The Vintage Collection Wave 20 Is Arriving To Homes!

The reports are pouring in from JTA readers ecstatic that they finally received their Saelt-Marae wave of The Vintage Collection line, and what a FANTASTIC wave it is! Special thanks to JTA reader Justin for sharing his joy with us!

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TVC Saelt-Marae Wave Up On eBay Courtesy Of tunghori!

tunghori put up The Vintage Collection Yak Face wave up(loose)! Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Mark for the alert!

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Rancho Obi-Wan Returns To Star Wars Celebration Chicago

Fans will get another chance to experience a piece of Rancho Obi-Wan this April when Steve Sansweet once again brings a bit of his collection to share with the masses. If you’ve never stopped by this booth at past Celebrations, you are missing out on a fun peek at his amazing collection. We are glad to see this must-visit booth return for another Celebration! 

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A Closer Look At Galaxy Of Adventures YouTube Views

On November 30th 2018 Lucasfilm launched their brand new Star Wars Kids YouTube show Galaxy of Adventures, which animates short scenes from the original trilogy movies, using the original dialogue and sound effects. Hasbro also launched a Galaxy of Adventures toyline to coincide with the new animated show. Now, after about six weeks, I think it’s time to take a closer look at how Galaxy of Adventures performs on YouTube. So click through for an analysis!

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Riddle Of The Day!

Ok, so here’s a riddle! JTA regular Darth Rizzen went to a local toyshop in France and scanned a Star Wars product to see how much it costs. You can see the result pictured below: 16 euros, which is a little more than 18 USD.
Now… what product do you think was scanned by Monsieur Rizzen? A discounted vehicle? A discounted Black Series Figure (Finn? Jyn?) Click through for the solution!

Price tag for a Star Wars product

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Review: Yoda (The Master) - GOA - Basic

Let’s continue looking at Galaxy Of Adventures wave 2! Yoda (The Master) is next! He’s the focus on 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.

Yoda (The Master)

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We are opening another new guide page (our 3rd in less than a month!). It’s time to add the Galaxy of Adventures figures to our Visual Guide database. Click below to check out Princess Leia (The Rebel). You can also read about this figure over in our review database as well.

Princess Leia (The Rebel) - Galaxy of Adventures

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Review: Han Solo (The Scoundrel) - GOA - Basic

Let’s continue looking at Galaxy Of Adventures wave 2! Han Solo (The Scoundrel) is next! He’s the focus on 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 (The Scoundrel)

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It’s late, but we didn’t want to say goodnight without providing you a sneak peek at the stunning Jarek Yeager/Bucket (R3-B7) Two-Packs set from the Star Wars [Resistance] line. It’s one of the most beautiful things Hasbro’s produced in quite some time. We’re quite taken with this line, and the products continually get better and better. Bucket has more articulation than expected, and its design is gorgeous. Jarek Yeager is one of the nicest animated sculpts we’ve ever seen! This is a must-have set in our opinion, so check it out early right now!

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The Vintage Collection Wave 20: That's A Wrap!

Behind the scenes, I calculate various statistics on what happens here on our site, just for curiosity. And I have to say you all impressed me. We had unprecedented first-day unique visits for The Vintage Collection wave 20. It seems all the hobby needs is a strong wave of Original Trilogy characters to get everyone excited again. Anyway, thank you for the astounding traffic, and we hope you keep checking back as we add more figures to this fantastic collection. If you missed checking out our larger-than-usual galleries of Saelt-Marae, Klaatu (Skiff Guard), Princess Leia Organa (Boushh) and Scarif Stormtrooper, please be sure to check them out!

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Another Day, More Bad News - EA Cancels Star Wars Game

According to Kotaku EA just cancelled its single player open world Star Wars game which was in development at EA Vancouver since late 2017. EA had cancelled a previous iteration of a single player Star Wars game before when Visceral Games was closed. This is the second time now a single player (and open world) Star Wars game is nixed by EA.
EA went on record previously that they don’t really like open world (single player) games and prefer games as a service (i.e. Battlefront II that encourages you to pay a lot of money on top of what you pay for the initial game). So it seems that Star Wars will have to wait much, much longer before fans can have their Star Wars version of Red Dead Redemption 2, Spider-Man or God of War. Open world single player games that did incredibly well in 2018 and broke several records.

Jedi: Fallen Order is still in development though and is supposed to be a single player game. But probably not open world and much more linear. Not much is known about the project.

My comment is that I wish Disney would give the Star Wars games license to any other publisher. What do you think about all this? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

Screenshot of the previously cancelled Star Wars game from Visceral Games

Screenshot of the previously cancelled Star Wars game from Visceral Games

 

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JTA Presents: Evolutions - Lobot

Welcome to another one our JTA Presents: Evolutions features! Let’s check out how close or far we are from having an ideal Hasbro 3.75″ Lobot action figure. Have we arrived at definitive status yet? Weigh in and let us know what conclusion you’ll come to by clicking through and adding your two cents in the comments!

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We have one more addition to our The Black Series Archive Visual Guide. Let’s check out Boba Fett. Click below to view the full guide, and click here to read through our full review.

Boba Fett - The Black Series Archive - 6-Inch Figures

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Galaxy of Adventures Wave 2 Listed At Walmart.com

Most of the Galaxy of Adventures wave 2 is available at Walmart.com. Click below for the product pages. Thanks to JTA reader Craig for the alert!

 

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Walmart Backordering TVC Mimban Stormtrooper

Uh-oh… You may want to check your email if you ordered the Mimban Stormtrooper that was available yesterday. Thankfully mine already shipped, but some people aren’t getting so lucky. Thanks to Mike H. for sharing this image with us.

“We’ll do better next time.” No, you probably won’t!

 

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Eternal Pegwarmers... Never Quite Finn-ished

Where do action figures go after they don’t sell at 5-below and Ross? They go to Liquidator’s Discount Center in AZ. I found these the other day and feel I can safely dub Finn as the least wanted action figure (dare I say more than Zuvio?). That title is being challenged by Force Link Rose, though. Jason D. posted a picture on Facebook of several pegs of Rose Tico for full price at Disney World. Have you ever seen anything peg-warm so hard? Do you have a challenger for the least wanted action figure of 2017-18? Let us know in the comments! Full Story

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Review: Princess Leia (The Rebel) - GOA - Basic

We’re switching gears and are opening up Galaxy Of Adventures wave 2! Let’s begin with Princess Leia (The Rebel). She’s the focus on 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.

Princess Leia (The Rebel)

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