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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.

Star Wars Resistance

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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

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Brian's Toys

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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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JTA is proud to announce our third series of large format trading cards (3.5″x5.25″)! These will be handed out each day at Celebration Chicago this April. Details on when and where you can pick up the Series 3 cards will be announced as we get closer to the event. This set follows our hugely popular Series 1 and Series 2 sets that we handed out at Celebration Europe and Celebration Anaheim. As always, attendees of the event can stop by and pick these up for free! Stay tuned for more details! Can’t make it to Celebration? We also have the entire set available for pre-order in our store, as well as Series 1 & 2.   

 

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TVC Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard) On eBay

Five Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard) figures are available early from Taiwan if you feel like taking the chance.

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Here is the eBay listing for the HasLab Jabba’s Sail Barge from hasbro-pulse eBay seller.

UPDATE: I don’t know what to think of this eBay auction anymore. At least you can’t order these, so no one is in danger of a scam. But this is odd.

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JTA reader Ed D. found a listing on his eBay application for Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) under eBay seller Hasbro-pulse. They don’t have any listings when you search by seller, but it looks like this going for sale online is imminent.

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Review: Jedi Starfighter - CW - Vehicle

Did you know that the Clone Wars Jedi Starfighter comes with R2-C4 from The Phantom Menace? It’s true. 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.

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If you’re quick, the Walmart exclusive TVC Stormtrooper (Mimban) figure is back in stock! Special thanks to JTA reader Justin V. for the alert!

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Getting through “Barge Week” was arduous, but it was well worth it. Now that we got that out of the way, we wanted to redirect your attention to a set Hasbro produced over a decade ago that is essential to help complement your Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna). During 2008’s The Legacy Collection run, Hasbro released the Battle At The Sarlacc Pit Battle Packs set. It gave us our first-ever 3.75″ version of the Sarlacc Pit. It also included a repainted Skiff and five pack-in figures with the worst paint jobs we’ve ever seen. We’ve revisited the review with a massive 120-image gallery, revised text in the review and an Editor’s Note which explains that we do have a Sail Barge now. Anyway, please check out the new images, and see why you may want to consider this for your collection if you don’t have it!

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Tonight’s Visual Guide update takes a look at the Hot Toys Luke Skywalker [Jedi Knight] (MMS429) Sixth Scale figure. Click below to check out our full Visual Guide page, and make sure to stop by and check out our full review as well.

Luke Skywalker [Jedi Knight] - Hot Toys - Sixth Scale Figures

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Topps has week 13 of their limited Star Wars Galactic Moments: Countdown To Episode 9 cards now available. Tgalahis week, the featured cards are Jabba the Hutt, The Droids Arrive, and Setting Han Free.

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Review: Clone Trooper (With Speeder Bike) - CW - Deluxe

Let’s take a look at the Clone Trooper (With Speeder Bike) from the Clone Wars line. It’s NOT a straight repack of the Star Wars “Saga” release. In fact, it’s nearly an all-new release. Find out 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.

Clone Trooper (With Speeder Bike)

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