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Review: Lando Calrissian - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “Some Like It Hoth” run of vintage Kenner reviews moved ahead with a great release of Lando Calrissian from The Empire Strikes Back line. Relive your memories of this classic 1980 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

Lando Calrissian

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Custom 1985 POTF-Inspired Darth Revan Figure On eBay

Speaking of Darth Revan (a much hotter topic than ever expected), JTA reader Paul B. alerts us to a rather awesome custom 1985 The Power Of The Force inspired Darth Revan figure on eBay, complete with coin. Check it out!

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To dirty or not to dirty. That is the question. Steve Evans is soliciting feedback on his Instagram page on whether The Vintage Collection collectors want dirt on the new Imperial Stormtrooper figure or not. Let him know!

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Is it the 30th anniversary of Star Wars again or did I just miss something? Because I don’t understand why 2019 will see the re-release of a figure from a dozen years ago. (more….)


“I am just as confused as you are, fellow 3.75″ super-articulated collectors!”

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StarWars.com has updated their site to reflect on the reveals at SDCC this year. In their write up thye mention that the Gamorrean Guard is forthcoming in The Vintage Collection. A mistake and they meant the Elite Praetorian Guard, or is the Gamorrean Guard one of the next repacks that the line desperately needs? Check it out. Special thanks to all who wrote in to alert us.

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Review: Han Solo (Hoth Outfit) - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “Some Like It Hoth” run of vintage Kenner reviews moved ahead with another fantastic release: Han Solo (Hoth Outfit) from The Empire Strikes Back line. Relive your memories of this classic 1980 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

Han Solo (Hoth Outfit)

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Today’s Visual Guide update takes a look at the Chewbacca (Mimban)/Han Solo (Mimban) two-pack set from the Star Wars [Solo] line. Click below to check out our full guide page, and make sure to also check out our full review of this set right here.

Chewbacca (Mimban)/Han Solo (Mimban) - Star Wars [Solo] - Two-Packs

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The Hasbro presentation is over. We had some time to sleep on it. So now it’s time to talk about it! What are your thoughts about Hasbro’s San Diego Comic-Con reveals yesterday? Whatever you collect, have they met your expectations? Have enough figures been announced for the rest of the year and into early next year? Do all of the retailer and convention exclusives have you worried? Is there not enough focus on one area of the Star Wars timeline versus another? Or has everything that you expected to see or revealed met your expectations? Are you happy with the various enhancements in both 6″ and 3.75″ figures? Let us know in the comments!

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Our “Some Like It Hoth” run of vintage Kenner reviews continues once again with one of our most favorite figures of all time: Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) from The Empire Strikes Back line. Relive your memories of this classic 1980 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues)

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Hasbro has sent out official press images of today’s reveals. Click HERE to check out the official Forcelink 2.0 3.75″ images.

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Hasbro has sent out official press images of today’s reveals. Click HERE to check out the official The Vintage Collection images, including the stunning Imperial Stormtrooper.

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Hasbro has sent out official press images of todays reveals. Click HERE to check out the offical The Black Series 6″ images.

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Entertainment Earth is Hasbro’s official launch partner for new reveals this week at SDCC. This means that for a limited time, you can pre-order new Hasbro products only through Entertainment Earth as soon as they announce them. Right now they’ve just added the Force Link 2.0 The Last Jedi 5-pack (formerly a Toys R Us exclusive). Make sure to bookmark their launch page right here

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We have another The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figure Visual Guide for today’s update. Check out the Toys R Us exclusive Captain Phasma (Quicksilver Baton) by clicking below. We also have a full review of this figure right here.

Captain Phasma (Quicksilver Baton) - The Black Series [Phase III] - 6-Inch Figures

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Black Series Archive Line Is Coming In 2018!

Hasbro revealed at their SDCC panel that they will introduce a new 6 inch figure line. A greatest hits line called “The Black Series Archive”. Hasbro will release 4-8 figures each year, they will select highly sought after figures for this line. All figures will come on blister cards and all human figures will be updated with the photo real technology. The first four figures, coming later in 2018, are Boba Fett, Bossk, IG-88 and X-Wing Luke with photo real paint apps!

Black Series Archive

Black Series Archive. Source: Star Wars The Black Series Instagram Page

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BREAKING NEWS! We asked Hasbro about this at HASCON and they alluded to the fact they were working on it. Now it’s a reality! Photo Real technology is coming to The Vintage Collection in 2019! Hasbro confirms this incredible news at the SDCC panel just moments ago!

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SDCC 2018 Hasbro Panel Reveals

The highly anticipated Hasbro panel revealed plenty of new Star Wars. Click through for a quick recap!

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What Clone Wars Figures Do You Want?

Last October, we posted an article in conjunction with Peakob1 Customs about the ideal list of figures from The Clone Wars you’d like to see in The Vintage Collection. Steve Evans has posted a similar question on instagram today. We want to hear your top figures you want to see from The Clone Wars, now that it is returning for one last season! Click through to leave some comments…

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The Star Wars Collectibles Panel was at 11 AM PT with some of the high-end licensing teams, including Sideshow Collectibles. Sideshow revealed an all-new Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard Disguise) Sixth Scale figure. 

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It looks like the Walmart Exclusive TVC Mimban Stormtrooper has landed on eBay. Hopefully, this means we will see this at retail soon! Thanks to JTA reader Nathaniel for the alert!

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TARGET.com TBS6 [P3] Gamorrean Guard Available Soon!

Are you ready? The Black Series [Phase III] Gamorrean Guard 6″ figure is nearly ready to go live at TARGET.com. They’ve updated their product page, and the current status is “temporarily out of stock.” Good luck to all who want it! Check out our full review on this beautiful figure HERE!

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Greg Grunberg more or less confirmed in an interview with Yahoo that he’s back for Episode IX. His character Snap Wexley was absent in The Last Jedi, but as it seems there can’t be a JJ Abrams movie without his buddy Greg. Also: after The Last Jedi the Resistance can use any help it can get. You can watch the very short (less than 30 seconds) interview snippet with Greg on Yahoo.

Snap Wexley

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Pre-order Hasbro SDCC Exclusives At Robot Kingdom

If you’re interested, Hasbro SDCC exclusive items canbe pre-ordered at Robot Kingdom.

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NEW FIGURES! She’s a day late and a dollar short, but superior to the first release. Find out why you might want to secure Captain Phasma (Quicksilver Baton) from The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ line 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.

Captain Phasma (Quicksilver Baton)

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We have a first look sneak peek for you of the exclusive The Vintage Collection Imperial TIE Fighter (with included Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot pack-in figure). I am not impressed, folks. There are a couple of issues here, but I am not even impressed with the packaging. It looks like a forced attempt to squeeze it into The Vintage Collection, instead of feeling like a natural addition that mimics the original release. The vehicle itself is quality, but the packaging has slightly warped the wings which is unacceptable at this stage of the game. It’s a significant repaint of the 2009 Legacy Collection Imperial TIE Fighter TARGET exclusive vehicle. Same features. Same scale. Same everything pretty much. The Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot is interesting. Firstly, it comes in a “Kenner baggie.” When was the last time we received a figure in a baggie from Hasbro? It’s a retool and repaint of the Lt. Oxixio (TIE Fighter Pilot) figure from the Toys R Us exclusive Battle Above Endor (1 of 2) set. (Remember those awesome multipacks?) This time, however, Hasbro has glued the head to the helmet. We no longer have a removable helmet option, and the clone portrait can no longer be seen. It’s also painted all black. This was the most opportune time to revisit this character with a better sculpt (I loathe this figure’s spindly legs without ankle articulation), and the big helmet and upper body make it obsolete at this point. Anyway, the full review is coming soon, but you can check out the whole photo gallery now.

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Comcast No Longer Bids For 21st Century Fox

Bloomberg reports that Comcast has dropped out of the bidding war for 21st Century Fox to focus on the acquisition of European pay tv channel Sky instead. This means that Disney can go ahead and the acquisition of 21st Century Fox has no real hurdles to overcome anymore. The deal already has US antitrust approval, Disney merely needs to sell off some of the local Fox sports networks, which Disney has already agreed to do. It’s most likely only a matter of time now until most of the Marvel characters and all the distribution rights for Star Wars are under one roof, pending shareholder approval. The separate Disney and Fox shareholder meetings are supposed to be held on July 27th.

Walt Disney and 21st Century Fox

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We are wrapping up wave 18 from The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figures with Tobias Beckett (68), today’s Visual Guide update. Click below to check out the full guide page, and click here to check out our full review.

Tobias Beckett (68) - The Black Series [Phase III] - 6-Inch Figures

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Entertainment Earth is Hasbro’s official launch partner for new reveals this week at SDCC. This means that for a limited time, you can pre-order new Hasbro products only through Entertainment Earth as soon as they announce. Make sure to bookmark their launch page right here. The Star Wars launch is set for tomorrow evening!

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Faithful to his word, Steve Evans has completed what he set out to do to The Vintage Collection’s bubble size. Luke Skywalker (as well as Doctor Aphra, perhaps others) provide the first evidence that the bubble size has been reduced for a much more pleasing aesthetic. Now Steve needs to get working on proper subtitles. (Where is “Jedi Master” for Luke?) Special thanks to friend Mario M. for this image.

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Hasbro has sent out official images of the new SDCC reveals. Nothing like sending them on the rush hour home! Check out The Black Series [Phase III] gallery! You can also check out the whole single figure real of The Vintage Collection’s Enfys Nest HERE too.

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars Is Back!

Star Wars: The Clone Wars is coming back! Click through to watch the announcement trailer!

Update: Check out the official article on Starwars.com which features an interview with Dave Filoni! We will get 12 all new episodes of The Clone Wars!

 

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Steve Evans updated his Instagram page with some fantastic images. Something strikes me as odd however. The basic carded Doctor Aphra has been placed on a Star Wars card back instead of an Expanded Universe one. Hmm.

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The Black Series 6" Imperial Patrol Trooper Revealed!

The Black Series Instagram page reveals the new Imperial Patrol Trooper 6″ figure! Check it out! Special thanks to Matthew C. for the alert!

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Amazing Hasbro 6" Diorama On Display At SDCC

Hasbro has a history of producing amazing dioramas at their booth over the years. This year we get to enjoy an amazing diorama based on Solo: A Star Wars Story. Click below to check it out!

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Will The Vintage Collection Reveals Be Big Or A Bust?

Who’s excited for The Vintage Collection reveals this year at SDCC? Will 2019 prove to be the most exciting year in years, or will it be underwhelming? Time will tell.

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