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We have another Cinema Scene Visual Guide update, this time featuring the POTF2 [FlashBack/CommTech] Rebel Pilots set. Click below to check out our full Visual Guide. You can also read about this set in our full review right here.

Rebel Pilots - POTF2 [FlashBack/CommTech] - Cinema Scenes

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Hero Series/12-Inch Figures On Clearance At Walmart Online

Heroes Series/12-Inch Figures including some I didn’t even know existed are on clearance at Walmart.com. A final wave of 12-Inch Figures was intended for release in the summer of last year but never made it out. These include Lando Calrissian, Darth Vader, Stormtrooper. I also found the First Order Executioner in Star Wars [Solo] packaging. Also, Walmart’s exclusive R2-D2 and BB-8 are also on sale. Special thanks to JTA reader Craig F. for the alert!

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Who remebers the Electronic Power F/X line? Let’s begin with R2-D2 (Artoo-Detoo). 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.

R2-D2 (Artoo-Detoo)

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Check out the poster art for the official Star Wars Celebration Chicago poster. You can also read all about the newly announced guest attending over at StarWars.com

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We’re updating a few of our old guides to our new Visual Guide format, starting with the Cantina Aliens Cinema Scenes set. Click below to check out our full Visual Guide page, and make sure to also read about this set recently added to our review database.

Cantina Aliens - POTF2 [FlashBack/CommTech] - Cinema Scenes

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It looks like Commander Gree is making a return, folks. The former Toys R Us exclusive is now up for pre-order with an April 2019 delivery at NJ Toys & Collectibles!!

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Solo Gets An Oscar Nomination

The nominees for the 2019 Academy Awards were announced. And Solo – A Star Wars Story received one nomination for best visual effects. Adam Driver is nominated as supporting actor for his role in BlacKkKlansman, also nominated in this category is Richard E. Grant, who will star alongside Driver in Episode IX. And yet another artist associated with Star Wars received a nomination: Ludwig Goransson is nominated for best score for Black Panther, he is the composer for The Mandalorian.
I believe Solo has zero chance of winning, that award will probably go to Avengers Infinity War or maybe Ready Player One. But maybe Adam Driver will actually be an Oscar winning actor once IX is released. let’s hope he won’t be struck by the Oscar curse then…
Will you be even watching the Oscars this year? The show seems to be more and more out of touch with time and general audiences. But maybe the Black Panther best picture nomination will attract some more viewers than last year.
Edit: The person called Ben Burtt nominated for sound editing for Black Panther is not THE Ben Burtt apparently, but someone who has the exact same name and works at Skywalker Sound.

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JTA Presents: Evolutions - AT-AT Driver

Welcome to another one of our JTA Presents: Evolutions features! Let’s check out how close or far we are from having an ideal Hasbro 3.75″ AT-AT Driver action figure. Have we arrived at definitive status yet? Weigh in and let us know what conclusion you’ll come to by clicking through and adding your two cents in the comments!

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Review: Rebel Pilots - POTF2 [FB/CT] - Cinema Scenes

Let’s continue looking at some POTF2-era stuff. We will continue with the Rebel Pilots Cinema Scenes set. Did you know it’s sixty-six and two-thirds percent screen-inaccurate? Learn 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.

Rebel Pilots

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Here’s the second Two-Pack set from the Star Wars [Resistance] line for today’s Visual Guide update. Click below to check out Poe Dameron and BB-8. You can also check out our full review of this set right here.

Poe Dameron/BB-8 - Star Wars [Resistance] - Two-Packs

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Review: Cantina Aliens - POTF2 [FB/CT] - Cinema Scenes

We’re switching gears once again! Let’s look at some POTF2-era stuff. Let’s begin with the Cantina Aliens Cinema Scenes set. It’s still a lot of fun today. Learn 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.

Cantina Aliens

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Tonight we are adding the Jarek Yeager/Bucket (R3-B7) Two-Packs set to our Star Wars [Resistance] Visual Guide. Click below to check out our full guide page for this set, and click here to read our full review.

Jarek Yeager/Bucket (R3-B7) - Star Wars [Resistance] - Two-Packs

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Review: Poe Dameron/BB-8 - SW [R] - Two-Packs

Let’s finish up the Star Wars [Resistance] line with the Poe Dameron/BB-8 Two-Packs set. It’s another nice release. Check it out 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.

Poe Dameron/BB-8

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Our Galaxy of Adventures run of Visual Guide updates finishes with the Imperial Stormtrooper (The Enforcer). Click below to visit the full guide page. Make sure to also check out our full review right here.

Imperial Stormtrooper (The Enforcer) - Galaxy of Adventures

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StarWars.com has a first look at the cover for the recently announced Alphabet Squadron novel, as well as the upcoming Marvel Comics TIE Fighter series. Both novel and comics will be a crossover series and will take place at the same time, following the events of Return of the Jedi. It was also revealed that Alphabet Squadron will be a trilogy of books. Get the full scoop after the jump

      

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Now-Canceled Solo Line Wave 4 Available At HTS' eBay Store!

Retail is clearancing out the Star Wars [Solo] wave, and so many collectors have yet to see a single character from the film on pegs. Hasbro Toy Shop’s eBay store has the last wave in stock if you’re quick. These figures MAY show up on clearance somewhere down the road, but you know what they say about last wave syndrome…. Special thanks to JTA reader Shawn P. for the alert!

       

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The Jarek Yeager/Bucket (R3-B7) Two-Packs set from the Star Wars [Resistance] line should be one of your first must-have 2019 action figure purchases. We’re not kidding. Hasbro also goofed on the droid’s name. See why you need this set 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.

Jarek Yeager/Bucket (R3-B7)

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Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

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

All kinds of goodies this week!  Hasbro is producing a bunch of items that will be sure to fulfill your collecting needs. Our personal favorite Mace Windu FX Lightsaber is back 🙂 I mean who doesn’t love the purple lightsaber? Be sure to check out our auctions this week as we have several Sideshow items ending this weekend along with 2011 SDCC Death Star Figure Set… who knows you might get a steal!

Brian's Toys

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And Now For Something Completely Different

Paul talks about The Walking Dead from time to time here on JTA, so I thought, heck, why can’t I go off topic too, at least once… Also, it’s Friday night, things are usually slow now, not much going on, why not talk about something completely different? Let’s talk about Star Trek! That other franchise, right! However, I will also touch on Star Wars in my, let’s call it “rant”, so it’s not as off-topic as Paul’s TWD articles. Click through for my rant!

"Spock" kisses his foster sister Michael

“Spock” (or is it Ash Tyler???)  kisses Michael passionately

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Yoda (The Master) is today’s Visual Guide update, the latest from wave 2 of the Galaxy of Adventures line. Click below to have a look at the full Visual Guide, and make sure to also visit our review for this figure right here.

Yoda (The Master) - Galaxy of Adventures

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JTA reader Aldo S. informs us that the The Black Series Rocket Trooper is up for in-store pre-order at Gamestop! So you may want to head to your local Gamestop and see if you can pre-order him too! Below is visual confirmation of Aldo’s pre-order! Thanks Aldo, for the alert!

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Some More Episode IX Rumors

A few hours ago some Episode IX rumors appeared on the Star Wars Leaks subreddit, the most credible source of Star Wars information, only second to Mike Zeroh. However, the rumors might actually have some truth to them as some evidence was apparently provided to a moderator on the Star Wars Leaks subreddit. So I thought, ok, why not look at these rumors and discuss them. You know the drill by now, if you want to know more, click through. If you want to know nothing, well, then do nothing and forever wonder what might be discussed in the article, tossing in your sleep at night.

Funko VNYL Kylo and Rey

Not an actual spoiler or rumor! Maybe. Also, these are actual toys by Funko.

 

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Goodness, gracious me! Bubblegate returns AGAIN! JTA Facebook reader Rob H. sends us a heartbreaking image of the Stormtrooper (Mimban) figure off of its card back while still in the bubble. I am not sure about you, but my figures arrived in terrible condition, and I have heard it’s been the consensus of many other collectors as well. Rob writes “Yes it was packed in a vinyl envelope but if this was torn off in shipping paper would have been removed from the card. It looks like it never had anything on it. I think this would come off with little effort.” Maybe your sample didn’t arrive after suffering abuse as his did, but this is a warning not to test fate and treat your own carded sample with extra tender loving care. How this figure wasn’t a general marketplace release is beyond my comprehension.

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tunghori has once again put up The Vintage Collection Yak Face wave up Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Mark for the second alert!

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Review: Imperial Stormtrooper (The Enforcer) - GOA - Basic

OK, here’s a beauty of a figure. Let’s finish up looking at Galaxy Of Adventures wave 2! The Imperial Stormtrooper (The Enforcer) finishes up this series. He’s the focus on 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.

Imperial Stormtrooper (The Enforcer)

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Check out Han Solo (The Scoundrel), the next Visual Guide addition to the Galaxy of Adventures line. Click below for a full look at the guide page, and click here for a full look at our review.

Han Solo (The Scoundrel) - Galaxy of Adventures

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JTA Presents: Evolutions - Lando Calrissian

Welcome to another one of our JTA Presents: Evolutions features! Let’s check out how close or far we are from having an ideal Hasbro 3.75″ Lando Calrissian action figure. Have we arrived at definitive status yet? Weigh in and let us know what conclusion you’ll come to by clicking through and adding your two cents in the comments!

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The Vintage Collection Wave 20 Is Arriving To Homes!

The reports are pouring in from JTA readers ecstatic that they finally received their Saelt-Marae wave of The Vintage Collection line, and what a FANTASTIC wave it is! Special thanks to JTA reader Justin for sharing his joy with us!

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TVC Saelt-Marae Wave Up On eBay Courtesy Of tunghori!

tunghori put up The Vintage Collection Yak Face wave up(loose)! Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Mark for the alert!

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Entertainment Earth Adds New Pop! Vinyls For Pre-Order

Rancho Obi-Wan Returns To Star Wars Celebration Chicago

Fans will get another chance to experience a piece of Rancho Obi-Wan this April when Steve Sansweet once again brings a bit of his collection to share with the masses. If you’ve never stopped by this booth at past Celebrations, you are missing out on a fun peek at his amazing collection. We are glad to see this must-visit booth return for another Celebration! 

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A Closer Look At Galaxy Of Adventures YouTube Views

On November 30th 2018 Lucasfilm launched their brand new Star Wars Kids YouTube show Galaxy of Adventures, which animates short scenes from the original trilogy movies, using the original dialogue and sound effects. Hasbro also launched a Galaxy of Adventures toyline to coincide with the new animated show. Now, after about six weeks, I think it’s time to take a closer look at how Galaxy of Adventures performs on YouTube. So click through for an analysis!

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Riddle Of The Day!

Ok, so here’s a riddle! JTA regular Darth Rizzen went to a local toyshop in France and scanned a Star Wars product to see how much it costs. You can see the result pictured below: 16 euros, which is a little more than 18 USD.
Now… what product do you think was scanned by Monsieur Rizzen? A discounted vehicle? A discounted Black Series Figure (Finn? Jyn?) Click through for the solution!

Price tag for a Star Wars product

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Review: Yoda (The Master) - GOA - Basic

Let’s continue looking at Galaxy Of Adventures wave 2! Yoda (The Master) is next! He’s the focus on 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.

Yoda (The Master)

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