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Hasbro produced something that collectors begged for and then those same collectors didn’t buy them. As a result, the second wave was cancelled and the entire set is hard to complete today (some of wave 2 still got out). Let’s finish up the first group by checking out the Greedo Cantina Bar Section Walmart exclusive. It also was only $9.99 but apparently too expensive for the collecting community. 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.

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So it begins…. Online retailer NJTC recently put out a quote with their newsletter which you can see below. Not to mention, all their Wave 1 figures are listed as, “ALMOST GONE! Get them while it’s still possible!” I have been watching Amazon stock flow in and out all day today, even as recently as an hour ago, but will these get filled? Hopefully these are based on the shipments they have on the way. Only time will tell, but I will tell you that if you see them, I would grab them!

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Here’s a blast from the past! JTA reader Ben S. directs our attention to a 2012 exclusive that barely made a splash at retail when it was originally released. But here it is NOW on TARGET.com. This is the 104th Battalion Ultimate Gift Set. You can see our own review on these figures HERE. I remember this showing up on TARGET.com a couple of years ago for about $50, but the price has been adjusted back to its normal MSRP of $29.99. A cursory eBay search will prove to you that these sets average about $75 on the aftermarket and some of the clones in this set go for $30 each loose. If you never got this set, this might be your last chance to grab it for a decent price!

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40th Anniversary Wave 2 Popping In And Out On Amazon

These have been going so very fast, so it doesn’t help for me to post in stock alerts. However, for the past few hours ALL of them have been coming in and out of stock frequently for $19.99. I got a Stormtrooper 2 hours ago and just now got Chewbacca. So I recommend keeping an eye out because these will get harder and harder to find.

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The Star Wars Show revealed today that Star Wars Rebels season three will arrive on Blu-Ray and DVD on August 29th. For the first time, audio commentaries will be available on select episodes. Other bonus features will focus on the Grand Admrial Thrawn’s introduction, Maul’s fate, and the return of Saw Gerrera. Head over to StarWars.com for the full list of bonus features! 

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Funko D23 Expo Exclusive Dorbz

Funko has revealed their D23 Expo Dorbz Exclusives. I personally do not collect these, but the Hoth Han looks pretty neat! Check out the rest here!

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HTS Has Admiral Raddus And Lieutenant Sefla In Stock

Hurry! If you’re still looking for Admiral Raddus and Lieutenant Sefla, now’s your chance to get them at retail price. Special thanks to JTA reader Aidan for the news.

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IRG Solid Case Pack Visually Confirmed

There has been constant speculation about the validity of the claim that the Imperial Royal Guard was available in a solid case pack. Because as humans we need visual evidence before belief, here you go. These images were posted on Star Wars Black Series 6″ Collectors Facebook page by member Pete N. who found them at GameStop. As we have alluded to in the past, not all retailers were offered these which is why some may not know of this case’s existence.

    

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Comic Review: Book I (Part II) - Darth Maul - Issue 02

Darth Maul had just learned about an auction on an item that he can’t resist. Now, he just needs to find out where it is and how to get in. Check out who Maul enlists to assist his efforts in Darth Maul #2! If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out the other Research Droids Reviews Comics section and don’t forget to drop me a line with your comic review requests. Your requests will decide what series I do next!

 

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Everything but the IRG is IN STOCK at Hasbro Toy Shop. Special thanks to JTA reader Matthew for the alert!

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I asked Matthew H. from Star Wars Black Series 6″ Collectors Facebook page if I could share these images here at JTA. While it’s obviously just a mistake, it’s painful nonetheless because of the rarity these things show up in stock for normal MSRP. Look what he received in place of the two figures he should have received instead. That’s got to be a punch to the gut!

    

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Hasbro produced something that collectors begged for and then those same collectors didn’t buy them. As a result, the second wave was cancelled and the entire set is hard to complete today (some of wave 2 still got out). Let’s continue by checking out the Momaw Nadon Cantina Bar Section Walmart exclusive. It also was only $9.99 but apparently too expensive for the collecting community. 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.

Momaw Nadon

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We are talking “pre-return of TVC” here. We all knew that giving Walmart the exclusive TBS [P3] 3.75″ super-articulated basic figure line was probably the debacle of the ages. In fact, it may have been the worst decision for the health of the SA 3.75″ Star Wars line even beyond The Phantom Menace 3D decisions made in 2012. (more….)

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A new Forces of Destiny series will make its debut on YouTube on July 3rd in the form of animated shorts…

Star Wars Forces of Destiny,” an original series of animated shorts which explore the untold stories that helped shape the destinies of Rey, Jyn Erso, Princess Leia, Sabine Wren, Padmé Amidala, Ahsoka Tano and others, will make its debut beginning on July 3rd on YouTube.com/Disney. A new short will premiere online each day at 10am PST, culminating with their broadcast debut on Disney Channel, Sunday, July 9th.  “Star Wars Forces of Destiny” will also be supported by global product extensions such as books, apparel, bedding, as well as Hasbro adventure figures & role play items available beginning August 1st

Click through for a look at the trailer.

 

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We have just learned that not only wave 1 of The Black Series [Star Wars 40] 6″ line has been put out of production, but so has wave 2! This line is OVER folks! (We’re talking about the “40th Anniversary” line only here to be clear.) (more….)

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Following the success of the popular SWCO Thrawn exclusive cover, SDCC attendees will get a chance at an exclusive cover version of Inferno Squad. I’m sad I will be missing out on this one!

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Hasbro produced something that collectors begged for and then those same collectors didn’t buy them. As a result, the second wave was cancelled and the entire set is hard to complete today (some of wave 2 still got out). Let’s begin by checking out the Ponda Baba Cantina Bar Section Walmart exclusive. It was only $9.99 but apparently too expensive for the collecting community. 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.

Ponda Baba

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Visual Guide Update - BB-8 - Droid Factory

Check out the latest Disney addition to our Visual Guides: BB-8. Click below for our full guide page, and make sure to read our review on this figure right here.

BB-8 - Disney - Droid Factory

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The Black Series [Star Wars 40] Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) just popped in stock at Walmart.com. But there is only one problem: it’s $49.95. This has happened before, but they’re scalping their own stock again. Can anything else go wrong with this line? Thanks to friend Steve U. for the alert!

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UPDATE: 50+ TBS6 Figure Lot SOLD!

Holy crud! Do you remember this auction? It actually sold for $1000! Check out the proof HERE.

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There Is Another.... JTA Staff Member

You may have seen many of his great posts already. Here is his official welcome. Chuck and I are very happy (and relieved) to welcome zealously eager staff member Colin Borden to the JTA team. Colin actually grew up about 15 minutes from where I grew up in NJ so it’s great to have that close connection in addition to our mutual passions for Star Wars (which are pretty different mind you). By the way, his introduction to Star Wars figures was nearly identical to mine as well (see his story). Colin is a tad younger than the other older fogies here and brings a unique perspective on the Disney acquisition of Star Wars, i.e. he doesn’t loathe The Force Awakens like I do. So those who don’t like me (here and on Twitter) be glad Colin is here. Click through for a little background information on Colin and please give him a warm welcome in our comments.

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More details emerge on some of the issues surrounding the debacle known as the Han Solo film. Among the issues raised were the number of camera placement variations the directors used (3 instead of the expected 12-15 from Emperor Kennedy), Hiring an acting coach for the Lead Actor playing Han, and Lord & Miller shooting scenes as Kennedy and Kasdan requested only to film additional takes afterwards their way. Phew! Read more in this article from The Hollywood Reporter! Special Thanks to JTA Reader Martin for the heads up!

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IRG Is Back In Stock At Gamestop!

Review: BB-8 - Droid Factory

Disney Parks is knocking it out the, well, park with their fun Droid Factory line. But after a stellar effort on C1-10P “CHOPPER”, they seemed to have backslid with BB-8. See why this one feels like a rushed job 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.

BB-8

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Do we then expect the future lines The Vintage Collection to be handled better? I don’t know. What’s going on? (more….)

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