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If you think that the updated “photorealistic” technology is the only thing that sets apart the 2019 version of Luke Skywalker (Endor) (VC23) from the original 2010 release, you’re in for some surprises. Almost a full decade sets the figures apart from each other, and there is more you need to know.

Luke Skywalker (Endor) (VC23) is another one of our favorite reviews in our RDRs. We’ve also spent hours updating the Photo Gallery (which now sports 76 images and a wealth of comparison shots), updating text and new Editor’s and Collector Notes all to educate you on all the newness this figure brings to the table. Click the image below for the full experience! Make sure you’re aware of all THREE versions of this figure!

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If you think that the updated “photorealistic” technology is the only thing that sets apart the 2019 version of Darth Vader (VC08) from the original 2010 release, you’re in for a rude awakening. Almost a full decade sets the figures apart from each other, and there is so much more you need to know. We’re going to let you know what you need to know.

Darth Vader (VC08) is our #1 most-visited review in our RDRs. It evidently resonates with collectors. So we spent hours updating the Photo Gallery (which now sports 72 images and comparison shots), updating text and new Editor’s and Collector Notes all to educate you on all the newness this figure brings to the table. Click the image below for the full experience!

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We’ve updated our Visual Guides to include the 6th and final wave from The Power of the Force [Red] line. Click each thumbnail below to check out our updated Visual Guides for these figures. This wraps up our updates for the basic figure run for the red-carded POTF2 figures into our newer format. Don’t forget to also check out our full reviews for each of these figures right here!

Death Star Gunner - POTF2 [Red] - Basic Figures   Greedo - POTF2 [Red] - Basic Figures   Tatooine Stormtrooper - POTF2 [Red] - Basic Figures

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Review: DL-X2 - POTJ - Star Tours

Let’s check out another STAR TOURS figure. DL-X2 might be the oddest figure of them all. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or 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.

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Tonight we are updating our Visual Guides from Wave 5 of the red-carded The Power of the Force line. Click each thumbnail below to check out our updated Visual Guides for these figures. This wave gave us some interesting figures, including a Tusken Raider who couldn’t hold his gaderfii stick, and one of the most interesting versions of R5-D4 ever made. Enjoy our look back at The Power of the Force [Red] wave 5! Don’t forget to also check out our full reviews for each of these figures right here!

Jawas - POTF2 [Red] - Basic Figures   Luke Skywalker (In Stormtrooper Disguise) - POTF2 [Red] - Basic Figures   Momaw Nadon 'Hammerhead' - POTF2 [Red] - Basic Figures

R5-D4 - POTF2 [Red] - Basic Figures        Tusken Raider - POTF2 [Red] - Basic Figures

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JTA reader Jay found the Walmart exclusive The Black Series 6″ Mimban Stormtrooper at his Mount Pleasant, SC Walmart for $15. If you are looking to army build this figure (or just trying to find it for the first time), keep checking your Walmarts. Let us know in the comments if you find it at your local Walmart below retail. Thanks for the store report, Jay!

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Gentle Giant LTD. has announced their Star Wars Celebration exclusives this year including a Hera Syndulla Mini Bust and a “spider’ Darth Maul statue! Check them out!

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Full Panel Schedule Released For Celebration Chicago

StarWars.com has posted the full line-up of panels for Celebration Chicago. Click through to check out the panel line-up for the entire weekend. Hasbro’s panel is scheduled for Friday from 3PM-4PM Central. We will be there for live coverage!

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Jabba's Sail Barge: MyUs.com Success Story!

Last year, while working our butts off to help get the Sail Barge fully backed, we posted an article on how international collectors could order it via MyUs.com. Those who pre-ordered the Sail Barge internationally through this service were able to place it under US address. (It’s one of their many services.) Well, JTA reader Packo M. took advantage of this service, and his Sail Barge arrived in excellent condition. Check out his full story by clicking through.

   

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A few Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard) figures remain from a seller from Taiwan if you feel like you need it now.

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We’re heading back to the Clone Wars. Let’s now check out the Anakin Skywalker/Clone Trooper Lieutenant Value Packs 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 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.

Anakin Skywalker/Clone Trooper Lieutenant

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Fans looking forward to the popular Collecting Track panels and collecting the exclusive Star Tots now have a full schedule to plan around. Click through for details

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Hot Toys is gearing up for the 20th anniversary of The Phantom Menace with another sixth scale announcement. Hop on over and check out the full gallery of the Qui-Gon Jinn sixth scale figure!

UPDATE: You can now pre-order this figure over at Sideshow Collectibles.

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Review: Yoda/Clone Trooper Commander - CW - Value Packs

We’re heading back to the Clone Wars. Let’s now check out the Yoda/Clone Trooper Commander Value Packs 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 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/Clone Trooper Commander

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A Look Back At Season 1 Of Star Wars Resistance

The season 1 finale of Star Wars Resistance aired last weekend, time to look back at the past 20 episodes and to discuss what you think about the show. So click through for a very spoilery discussion of Star Wars Resistance. Anyone not up to date and anyone wanting to avoid spoilers should absolutely not read the article and comments.

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As we surmised, this link is the legitimate eBay auction page for the international collectors. See the HasLab Jabba’s Sail Barge from hasbro-pulse eBay seller HERE. The official statement reads Hasbro’s Star Wars The Vintage Collection Jabba’s Sail Barge will be available beyond the US & Canada, in Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, and the UK. Limited quantities will be available to purchase here on Thursday, 3/28.”

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StarWars.com Previews Celebration Exclusives!

StarWars.com has previewed the exclusives for Star Wars Celebration! Check them out!

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Well, this should be interesting. If you are attending Celebration, and you want to attend a major panel, you will need to basically win the lottery. Standing in line at Celebration panels is one of the biggest time-sucks known to Star Wars fandom. Will this fix the problem? In my experience, solutions to problems like this often end up having all-new problems of their own. I think they would be better off reserving half the seating for this type of lottery and let the other half be for the die-hards who want to stand in line all night. Click here for full details! Celebration is just a few weeks away! I hope to see some of you JTA fans there! 

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It’s time to start stalking The Vintage Collection Imperial TIE Fighter Walmart exclusive vehicle. It’s beginning to get marked down at brick and mortar, and Brickseek is showing lower prices too. Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Mark for the alert!

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Review: ARC Trooper/Clone Trooper - CW - Value Packs

We’re heading back to the Clone Wars. Let’s check out the ARC Trooper/Clone Trooper Value Packs 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 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.

ARC Trooper/Clone Trooper

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Disney Officially Owns 21st Century Fox

One year after the Walt Disney Co. announced the $71.3 billion merger, it’s official. The deal, which closed Wednesday at 12:02 a.m. Eastern time, reshapes the media landscape and makes Disney an even greater entertainment behemoth. In bolstering its trove of characters and stories, the acquisition also puts Disney in a stronger position to take on Netflix and other streaming companies when it launches its own service, Disney+, later this year. (more….)

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We’re updating our Visual Guide for the TIE Fighter from The Saga Collection. Click below to check out our newly detailed Visual Guide page for this Toys R Us exclusive, and make sure to check out all of our additional information and galleries in our full review.

TIE Fighter - The Saga Collection - Vehicles

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Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

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

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The dust has mostly settled with Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna). Those who received damaged product are set to receive a replacement. Orders are placed for missing parts. And Hasbro is organizing all the damage to Yak Face to see what can be done with those issues. But one thing I cannot understand is some people criticizing those who are selling their “extras” for profit. The criticism is beginning to boil over now. (more….)

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Blasphemy or Beauty? Customized Sail Barge

If you’re going to customize a $500 toy, you’d better do it right. Empire Toy Works posted photos of his sail barge, the Highfalutin. This custom hits it out of the park, in my opinion. Empire Toy Works is an inspiration to my own customizing, though, so I may be a bit biased. Rotgut Station is the dream world of collectors like me who love a really good diorama. Be sure to click the Instagram link to see more photos of this wonderful ship, and let us know in the comments if you think this is stunning, or sacrilege. 

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Review: TIE Fighter - TSC - Toys R Us Exclusive

There’s a strong possibility that you don’t know The Saga Collection TIE Fighter Toys R Us exclusive exists. Or if you do know about it, you might think it’s just a straight repack of the one released the year before it. You”d be wrong on both accounts. Did you also know it had a concurrent variation? This blink-and-you-miss-it Toys R Us exclusive is an incredible release thanks to its stunning paint job and beautiful packaging. Learn more about it in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or 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.

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SH Figuarts released their overall 4th (and possibly final) Obi-Wan Kenobi figure in February. It took a little while until my figure finally arrived from Japan, but now that I have the Revenge of the Sith version of Obi-Wan it’s time to take a (very) quick look at it. So click through for my overall thoughts and a few photos!

Obi-Wan and Anakin

No more pudding for you, young man! Forever!

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JTA reader George S. contacted Hasbro’s customer service about the impending “international release” of Jabba’s Sail Barge. And hopefully, it will comfort international collectors desperate to obtain this vehicle in their collections. It’s exclusionary to the people who already had a chance to grab them. Find out more by clicking through.

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The awesome Star Wars [Solo] Force Link 2.0 TIE Fighter is only #20 and change on Amazon. See why you need this awesome vehicle by checking out our review HERE. Special thanks to JTA reader Jon M. for the alert!

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Review: RX-24 "REX" - POTJ - Star Tours

Before there was Captain Rex from The Clone Wars, there was Captain Rex from STAR TOURS. It was the very first STAR TOURS action figure made. And did you know Pee-wee Herman provided its voice? See RX-24 “REX” (also known as Captain Rex) in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or 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.

RX-24 "REX"

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TVC Mimban Stormtrooper: Once Again It's In Stock!

The Walmart exclusive TVC Stormtrooper (Mimban) figure is back in stock!

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We have 5 more cards to reveal for our Celebration Chicago Vintage Kenner Card Back Trading Cards. Our Series 3 chase set will offer 1 card each day at a special location for you to hunt down (don’t worry, it will be easy). We will reveal the full schedule of when and where when we get closer to the event. For now, check out each card below. This brings the total cards produced to-date up to 34 (check out Series 3 details here). Don’t forget, for those that can’t make it to Celebration Chicago you can pre-order either the full Series 3 set or our entire set of 34 over in our store

   

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Do you remember the “Trooper Builders” sets? Let’s take a look at the Star Wars Trooper Builders III (Sandtroopers) set. It’s not terrible. See more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or 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 Trooper Builders III (Sandtroopers)

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We have one more Hot Toys Visual Guide update. Check out the amazing Boba Fett (Animation Version) (TMS006) by clicking below. We also have this available in our review database right here.

Boba Fett (Animation Version) - Hot Toys - Sixth Scale Figures

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The Barge Jail Cell: More Than Meets The Eye

At first glance, you might think they didn’t design the jail cell door from the Barge very well. It seems to only open just enough to be annoying. But, if you try just a bit harder, and carefully apply a little more subtle force when opening it, you will see that the cell door actually opens all the way. This gives you full access to the entire cell. So, go open up the door and have a look around! Thanks to Dave over at Rebelscum for the heads up!

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