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I just wanted to clarify our earlier post because I feel it didn’t clearly layout what area of retail collectors may experience some difficulty finding these figures. So, to be clear, please accept this clarification. Our earlier article on the possibility that wave 2 might not be found everywhere on Force Friday II, found HERE, is written from a “brick and mortar” perspective. It should much less of an issue to find this “other” wave online. I just wanted to be clear on this point. So, if you’re going out on Force Friday II, have your devices handy. You never know if you might need them. Good luck to everyone!
Tonight we are opening a brand new Forces of Destiny Visual Guide page, and our first addition is Rey of Jakku & BB-8. Click below for the full Visual Guide. Click here for the full review. A big thanks to Hasbro and Litzky Public Relations for providing us with this sample.
Even MORE The Last Jedi Pop! figures were found in Flemington, NJ. Not sure if there was the same restrictions on buying them, but apparently our reader was able to purchase the Porg without any issues. So. Many. Pops! Thanks to JTA reader Wendell for the image!
Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire) was among the most exciting cast members to join the still untitled Han Solo film. Unfortunately, the actor revealed in an interview with Deadline that his role has been cut from the film. Williams told Deadline, “When Ron Howard got hired to finish out the film, there were some reshoot issues that needed to be done in regards to my character, in order for it to match the new direction which the producers wanted Ron to carry the film in.” Williams is currently filming The Red Sea Diving Resort in South Africa and was unavailable for the reshoots. Instead of pushing back the Han Solo film to accommodate his schedule, Williams’ role was cut altogether. His character was described as “half-human, half-animal.” Head over to Deadline to read the full interview!
I have stumbled across a few more The Last Jedi Pop figure images. Chewbacca, A Walmart Exclusive Resistance BB-Unit, and a Chase Limited Edition Porg (sorry, the image is awful).
As you probably already know very well by now, there should be two waves of The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figures available on Force Friday II. Jedi Temple Archives has learned that a possibility exists that the second of the two waves may not show up on September 1st, but arrive shortly thereafter. Just be of the mindset that if you don’t see that second wave on day one, it’s availability is imminent.
Once again, thank you to everyone who participated in the Jedi Temple Archives Reader Survey. We received some incredible feedback from you! We are now going to look at the analyzed data in each of the 25 questions in the survey. You will be able to see the results of each question, a sampling of other readers’ anonymous direct free form comments and feedback, as well as our interpretation of the data and what we’re going to do to change or improve the topic at hand here at Jedi Temple Archives.We will provide a Summary, an Aim, and a Response to Feedback for every question we asked you. First up!
With special thanks to Hasbro and Litzky Public Relations for providing us with this sample, it’s time for Forces Of Destiny! Let us check out the Rey Of Jakku & BB-8 set from the Figures & Friends assortment as our lead-off into this new world in 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.
JTA reader German O. is visiting his friend in NJ and they found this at his friend’s local Walmart store. Because of a toxic mix including the inability to understand what a street date is in today’s day and age, Disney’s obnoxiously obscene territorial control over their licensees, and utter confusion about what is actually new in Star Wars, this particular Walmart has placed new The Last Jedi vehicles in the clearance aisle and marked them down to $19 (their normal MSRP is $39.99). It is unclear however if German was able to purchase it and walk out of the store with it, even at a clearance price. Doubtful. They probably told them they were recalled because of lead paint… by the store manager no less. I don’t know, I am just assuming that’s what happened.
JTA reader and friend Michael O. alerts us to another Five Below find. I haven’t heard these particular figures hitting this retail collection, but I may have just forgotten. Regardless, this was the first time Michael has ever seen this figures at retail! Sad!
Gree is now showing up in many stores across the United States. I was able to find at least 12 Toys R Us in my area that had them in stock and I was able to go pick one up from my local store an hour ago. It was nice to not have to pay that shipping or have to fiddle with sticking random things into my cart for the free shipping. Take a peek and see if he is available near you for in store pick up.
We have another Hot Toys Visual Guide update for tonight. Click below to check out the Chirrut Îmwe (Deluxe Version) Sixth Scale figure.
Take a look at some of the new Funko Pop! Figures for The Last Jedi including Supreme Leader Snoke, Luke Skywalker, First OrderExecutioner, and BB-8. Snoke just reminds me more and more of “Jigsaw” from the movie Saw every time I look at him. Hopefully Luke doesn’t end up chained to a radiator made of Songsteel requiring him to cut off his own foot to escape!
The Hollywood Reporter recently broke the news that the long rumored Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone film is finally in development. Click through to read our breakdown of this news and our thoughts on the future of the standalone films.
After a long wait, the latest Comic Research Droids Review is here (sorry for the delay!). We last saw the Lord of the Sith being thrown from the mountain in pieces. Come see how he pulls himself together so that he can continue his battle with Master Kirak Infil’a in Darth Vader- The Chosen One (Part IV). Don’t forget to drop me a line with your requests for future reviews! Coming up next is the Mace Windu miniseries.
The Black Series [Phase III] Imperial Royal Guard is IN STOCK on Amazon for $21.99! Special thanks to Michael W. for the alert!
UPDATE: Sorry folks, I checked stock twice before posting and it was there. It’s gone now.
The response to the Jedi Temple Archives Reader Survey has significantly exceeded our expectations. There’s an incredible amount of great feedback we received from everyone and we will be sharing the results shortly. We are simply overwhelmed with how many of you took the time to add the free form comments. There is a great to deal to digest (which we’re extremely thankful for – that’s not a complaint).
We had only set up this survey to accommodate 3% of our daily visits (what our traditional participation experiences have been in the past). But we are nearly quadrupling that participation percentage unexpectedly already. The long story short is that there are only about 100 spots left to take this survey and provide your feedback. The survey is probably going to end before the planned August 31st date. We feel strongly that we have a tremendously fair sampling of opinions already, but it you want to leave your own personal responses, please act now. Thank you to EVERYONE who has already participated. We look forward to doing what we can to make Jedi Temple Archives better for everyone.
UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: THE SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED! THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!
Send in the clones! Hasbro created four phase II clone trooper three-packs for the Revenge Of The Sith Deluxe line. Let’s check out the Clone Troopers [7th Legion] set next. It’s 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.
Check out the latest Hot Toys Visual Guide update, the sixth scale Shoretrooper (MMS389) . Click below for our full coverage Visual Guide page.
EA has released a new trailer that features gameplay from the Starfighter Assault game mode in Battlefront II. The gameplay shown in the trailer spans every era and revealed new locations including Ryloth. Listen closely to the Ryloth portion of the footage, that sounds a lot like Matt Lanter and Ashley Eckstein to me. Could Anakin and Ahoska be among the playable heroes in Battlefront II? Check out the trailer!
After some fantastic The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ reveals at San Diego Comic Con this year, fans of the line are dying to know what’s next from Hasbro. JTA has “accidentally” come across some invaluable information that collectors should probably prepare themselves for with regards to the 6″ line. Rose (from The Last Jedi), 4-LOM and Dengar (bounty hunters from The Empire Strikes Back) and Han Solo (in his famous Bespin outfit) are likely candidates for the line. As you heard in our SDCC interview with Hasbro, they already have a list in mind of what characters would be part of a 40th anniversary lineup of Episode V if they “were” to do that. Three more Episode V figures only makes that dream more likely, right? As with any rumor that is unofficial, take this scoop with a grain of salt until confirmed by Hasbro. Stay tuned for more “rumors” coming soon!
Send in the clones! Hasbro created four phase II clone trooper three-packs for the Revenge Of The Sith Deluxe line. Let’s check out the Clone Troopers [5th Fleet Security] set next. It’s 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.