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Guide Index Update: Topps Star Wars Galaxy (Series 1-3)

Today’s addition to our Topps guide is the series that reignited Star Wars Trading Card collecting. Check out full checklists for the first 3 series of Star Wars Galaxy Trading Cards.



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The Obi-Wan Kenobi (Attack Of The Clones) S.H. Figuarts figure is quite nice, but not without issues. Find out more 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.

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It’s the first Star Wars: The Clone Wars review of the new year! This week we’ll be looking at the episode “Defenders of Peace.” Click the banner below to read the full review.

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Liam Neeson Discusses Possible Return To Star Wars

As the rumors regarding a potential Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone film starring Ewan McGregor continue to swirl, a lot of fans have wondered if we may see the return of Qui-Gon Jinn in this rumored film. Yahoo Movies UK had the chance to ask Liam Neeson about returning to the role of Qui-Gon. Neeson said, ““This is the first time I’m hearing of this, no one’s been in touch with me. I know in the Star Wars world anything is possible. In the first one, The Phantom Menace, I died but we know, you know, Jedis come back and stuff but no one’s been in touch. We’ll see.” It’s not surprising that Neeson would be open to returning to Star Wars. More than most actors, Neeson has spoken very highly of his time in Star Wars and even voiced Qui-Gon in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Would you like to see Liam Neeson and Qui-Gon return in a Kenobi film to mentor his former Padawan? Let us know! 

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Visual Guide Update - Darth Maul - S.H. Figuarts

Darth Maul is our next S.H. Figuarts 6″ figure we are adding to the Tamashii Nations Visual Guide. Click below to have a look at the full guide page. You can also check out our full review on this figure right here.

Darth Maul - Tamashii Nations - S.H. Figuarts

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Star Wars Rebels: The Beginning Of The End

While The Last Jedi has dominated the headlines since it was released, Star Wars Rebels is about to take center stage as it finishes its fourth and final season. Lucasfilm has just sent out a press release with a ton of new information regarding the final batch of episodes. In addition to a return date, a new trailer has been released and a surprising guest star has been revealed. Click through to check out all of the exciting developments! 

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Review: Jango Fett - S.H. Figuarts

The Jango Fett S.H. Figuarts figure didn’t fare as well as some of the other releases in the line. See why we think this figure still needed work before being approved for manufacturing. It is the focus of 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.

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Visual Guide Update - R2-D2 (A New Hope) - S.H. Figuarts

Check out the amazing R2-D2 S.H Figuarts figure from Tamashii Nations, tonight’s Visual Guide update. Get the full guide page by clicking below. We’ve also added this to our review database right here.

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Bloomberg writes “Now toymakers’ big bets on movie tie-ins look downright bleak. Playthings based on the “Star Wars” saga — the franchise that kicked off the whole phenomenon four decades ago — were down in 2017 despite a new film, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” in December during the all-important holiday-shopping season. (more….)”

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Review: R2-D2 (A New Hope) - S.H. Figuarts

Just wow. Are you looking for a divine version of a 6″ scaled R2-D2? Then look no further than R2-D2 (A New Hope) from the S.H. Figuarts line. See why you need this 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.

R2-D2 (A New Hope)

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Gentle Giant’s January newsletter also revealed the 1:8th scale Collector’s Gallery Zuckuss Statue. Click through to pre-order.

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Gentle Giant has posted their Emperor’s Royal Guard Jumbo Figure up for pre-order. Click here for the pre-order page

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Visual Guide Update - C-3PO (A New Hope) - S.H. Figuarts

We’re moving on to the amazing S.H Figuarts figures, now featured in our Tamashii Nations Visual Guide. Click below to check out C-3PO (A New Hope). Make sure you also read our thoughts on this figure in our full review.

C-3PO (A New Hope) - Tamashii Nations - S.H. Figuarts

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The Last Jedi Has Been Pulled From All Chinese Theaters

Although The Last Jedi has continued to perform well at the US box office, the film collapsed in China and has already been pulled from Chinese theaters. Star Wars has never had a strong foothold in China, the world’s second largest film market, but an already disappointing opening weekend followed by a disastrous second weekend drop of 92% sealed the film’s fate in China. To put things in perspective, The Last Jedi will finish outside of the top 50 in China and behind box office bomb Geostorm. The Hollywood Reporter did a great job of examining the continued failure of Star Wars in China. The problem stems from the well known fact that the original films never received a wide release in China. While franchises such as Fast and Furious focus on ease of access and mindless action, Star Wars films are often driven by nostalgia for and references to the original films. Jimmy Wu, who owns one of the largest theater chains in China, bluntly told The Hollywood Reporter, “Star Wars has no legacy here.” It is an interesting situation, and one that probably has some Disney executives concerned. Check out the full story at The Hollywood Reporter!

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Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

JTA sponsor Big Bad Toy Store checks in with their latest newsletter. Click through for all of the details…

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Solo: A Star Wars Story Plot Synopsis Revealed!

StarWars.com reveals Solo: A Star Wars Story synopsis. SPOILERS. Stay away if you don’t want to know anything!

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Do you think that once Admiral Piett realized he wasted precious time worrying about not needing bounty hunter Zuckuss’ scum on his Star Destroyer bridge that those moments could have better spent better spent seeking Princess Leia (in her Hoth outfit of course from the Battle of Hoth) instead? Had he reprioritized things, he may have caught up to the Millennium Falcon in about 6 parsecs instead of 12 parsecs which is half the time.

      

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Hasbro made a brilliant Rey (Island Journey) for The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ line. It seems we’re now missing Luke Skywalker (Jedi Exile) to complement her. Wouldn’t it be nice if Hasbro could get this figure on their parking lot list as soon as possible so we can set up our cool dioramas with both of them finally?

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Review: C-3PO (A New Hope) - S.H. Figuarts

We are going to begin a run of S.H. Figuarts reviews again. Let’s begin with C-3PO (A New Hope) which is probably the greatest 6″ version of C-3PO you will ever see. He is the focus of 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.

C-3PO (A New Hope)

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Next up for the Tamashii Nations Visual Guide updates is Ronin Jango Fett. Click below for a look at our Visual Guide for this figure, and please stop by and also check out our review. Thank You Tamashi Nations for providing us with this sample for our Archives.

Ronin Jango Fett - Tamashii Nations - Meisho Movie Realization

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Guide Index Update: Topps Return of the Jedi (Series 1-2)

We are completing the Vintage run of Topps Trading Cards with the additions of the Return of the Jedi checklists and reference guides to our Topps Index. Click below for the complete listings for both series.


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Maybe 5POA ISN'T OK, Randy....

Could it actually be possible that the 5POA line is killing the Hasbro Star Wars brand?

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Now that we know that Entertainment Earth jumped in to save the day with last wave syndrome once again, the remaining unreleased figures are greatly diminishing. (We’re talking USA perspective here only as samples have leaked out internationally.) The only other figure missing from the planned Star Wars [The Last Jedi] assortment is the single-carded Emperor Palpatine figure. Will he be part of the Solo: A Star Wars Story line or is he canceled. In fact, will the other figures originally part of his assortment be carried -forward into the Solo: A Star Wars Story lineup? Only time will tell.

UPDATE: Look at what this figure is going for on eBay already!

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It looks like Entertainment Earth has saved some figures! Entertainment Earth has listed 3 exclusive The Last Jedi Force Link figures (C’ai Threnalli, First Order Flametrooper, and the Captain Phasma/Finn (First Order Disguise) Two-Pack) that were originally intended for the mainline, but look to be “Cancelled” in order to prepare for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Click below to order! These are listed as only available on Entertainment Earth!

        

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Review: Ronin Jango Fett - Meisho Movie Realization

We graciously thank Tamashi Nations for providing us with the Ronin Jango Fett review sample. See why it’s another astonishing figure 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.

Ronin Jango Fett

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You Oughta Get This Awesome Ottoman!

If you haven’t seen this awesome vintage Kenner inspired ottoman at Walmart, here it is. How awesom e is this, folks?

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We’ve opened up a brand new Tamashii Nations Visual Guide tonight, and our first entry is the Meisho Movie Realization Sohei Darth Maul. Click below to have a look at our Visual Guide for this figure, and make sure to check out our full review and extended gallery over in our review. A big thanks to Tamashi Nations for providing us with this sample for our Archives.

Sohei Darth Maul - Tamashii Nations - Meisho Movie Realization

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Jaina Solo (Legends) IN STOCK At GameStop!

If you still need her, Jaina Solo (Legends) is IN STOCK at GameStop.com. Special thanks to JTA reader Agustin for the alert!

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Toys R Us Seeks Bankruptcy Extension In USA

Toy World Mag is reporting that Toys R Us has sought a bankruptcy extension in the USA. Check it out!

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Review: Sohei Darth Maul - Movie Realization

We graciously thank Tamashi Nations for providing us with the Sohei Darth Maul review sample. See why it’s such an astonishing figure 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.

Sohei Darth Maul

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We’ve added three more guides to our Topps Index. Click below for the pages for all three series from Topps’ The Empire Strikes Back run.



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Review: BB-8 - Premium Format Figure (Sideshow Exclusive)

It’s beautiful! See why you’re going to want the BB-8 Premium Format Figure from Sideshow Collectibles! 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 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.

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It's An Exclusive Trap!

Has your local Toys R Is store been collecting Admiral Ackbar/First Order Officer two-packs? While easily one of the nicer exclusives to support Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, perhaps the combination of characters didn’t make sense. JTA reader Keven M. suggest Hasbro should have done a “Mon Calamari” two-pack instead to include Admiral Raddus from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. We imagine that set would have sold infinitely better. Anyway, let us know if you’re experiencing the same pile-ups in your area as well.

    

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If you have been having your Forces Of Destiny Princess Leia Organa and R2-D2 set continually cancelled by ToysRUs.com, we have learned right from the source that this retailer is not getting stock. (We’re not entirely sure if that means just onlint or both online and brick and mortar. We just received word that it’s not coming.) If you’re waiting for it, you should probably order it from other sources like GameStop or Entertainment Earth.

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