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We're coming across more and more examples of how retailers are responding to the case assortment of wave 1 of The Black Series [Star Wars 40] line. Retailers like Toy Wiz are knocking as much as $30 off the MSRP just to take the three "overpacked" figures in the case assortment. How come fans and retailers know what a good case assortment is, yet after all of these years, Hasbro does not?

On a more positive note, we did learn today from our friends at Star Wars Figuren that the wave 2 case assortment looks like THIS:

1x Sand People 
2x Death Squad Commander 
2x Jawa
1x C-3PO 
1x Chewbacca 
1x Stormtrooper

Visual Guide Update - Galen Erso - Rogue One (Basic Figures)

Posted by Chuck | February 27, 2017 at 06:04 PM ET |

It's time to switch gears and take a look at the latest Rogue One wave of figures. Click below to have a look at Galen Erso. You can also read our full review of this figure right here.

Galen Erso - Rogue One - Basic Figures

eBay Prices Go Rogue For New Rogue One Products

Posted by Paul | February 27, 2017 at 01:30 PM ET |

It amazes me to this day at what some people will pay for Star Wars figures (especially 5POA) just to get them early... or just at all. Look at how many figures have sold at these prices. Perhaps if we had a clearer indication of these figures' availability, perhaps people would hold off on th eimpulses a little longer..... Check out the craziness.....

Fox Business is reporting that Hasbro, in a rare move (and for the first time in years), will be bringing Play-Doh manufacturing back to the USA. Is this possibly any indication that we'll see the production of Star Wars figures in the USA too? (This is something Hasbro declined to elaborate on – other brands – per the article.) "Although the preschool clay was invented in Cincinnati in the 1950s, it hasn't been made in the U.S. since 2004." Click through for more.

Review: Galen Erso - RO - Basic

Posted by Paul | February 27, 2017 at 12:05 AM ET |

Alright, alright. It's time to check out the fourth wave of Rogue One figures. Let's start with Galen Erso. The figure's sculpt has great potential, but the final figure disappoints. Learn more 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.

Galen Erso

We complete our run of the first wave of the The Black Series [Star Wars 40] 6 Inch line with Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi. Click below to have a look at our Visual Guide of this figure. You can also read our review on this figure right here.

Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi - The Black Series [Star Wars 40]

TRU Exclusive Imperial Hovertank Pilot Finally IN STOCK Online!

Posted by Paul | February 26, 2017 at 12:36 PM ET |

They're inundating Toys R Us stores all over the USA, falling off of the shelves even, but the Imperial Hovertank Pilot has finally arrived at ToysRUs.com. Special thanks to all that wrote in to let us know!

Congratulations To Yakface.com On Their Two Decade Landmark!

Posted by Paul | February 26, 2017 at 07:59 AM ET |

It may be the 40 year anniversary of Star Wars, but it's also the 20 year anniversary of legacy Star Wars fan site Yakface.com! Congratulations to our friends on the incredible job you do daily. We hope you know it doesn't go unnoticed by us! Keep up the incredible quality work!

Review: Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi - TBS [SW40] - Six Inch Figure

Posted by Paul | February 26, 2017 at 07:12 AM ET |

We're finishing up our early look at The Black Series [Star Wars 40] wave 1 figures. Let's end it with Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi. If you have all three versions now it means you spent $85 on one figure. Boy, Hasbro knows how to rake it in, huh? Learn more 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.

Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi

Sneak Peek! Rogue One Wave 4 Figures

Posted by Paul | February 25, 2017 at 08:00 PM ET |

Reviews are coming very shortly, but we've added the fourth wave of Rogue One figures to our Research Droids Reviews database. You can see Collector Notes and Photo Galleries now. The fate of these figures is still up in the air depending upon who you ask. But based on the current state of retail, we don't foresee widespread availability at brick and mortar. (Our opinion – for now.) It will be interesting to see what transpires.

        
        

Check Out This Cool Star Wars Jersey Auction

Posted by Paul | February 25, 2017 at 07:53 PM ET |

JTA reader mrgray1000 send us a link to a Star Wars Jersey auction held by Meigray Auctions. This is all for a great cause. Proceeds will benefit C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI. Click through for more!

More Jedha Revolt Store Reports From Meijer

Posted by Paul | February 25, 2017 at 07:48 PM ET |

We're continuing to get store reports for the Jedha Revolt multipack. This is also from Meijers, but in Wisconsin this time. Keep sending your reports, or feel free to post your find in our comments! Special thanks to JTA reader Ryan L. for this report!

Sponsor Announcement: NJ Toys And Collectibles

Posted by Paul | February 25, 2017 at 07:44 PM ET |

JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles is partnering with new licensees. Check out what products they'll soon be offering!

NASCAR Racer Brennan Poole To Wear Star Wars Inspired Helmet

Posted by Paul | February 25, 2017 at 07:40 PM ET |

NASCAR racer Brennan Poole will be donning a red Five Star Wars helmet. NBC Sports has more.

We're more than half way through our Wave 1 The Black Series (Star Wars 40) updates, this time taking a look at Luke Skywalker. Click below for the full Visual Guide. We also reviewed this figure in our reviews database right here.

Luke Skywalker - The Black Series - Star Wars 40

Star Wars Rebels Review - Legacy of Mandalore (S03E16)

Posted by Mike_Taber | February 25, 2017 at 04:44 PM ET |

Is it time to say goodbye to Sabine? Click through for the full review!

Found! Jedha Revolt Store Report In USA!

Posted by Paul | February 25, 2017 at 09:42 AM ET |

IFound! The Jedha Revolt multipack has been found in the USA! JTA reader Dan D. has found it at Meijer in the Northwest suburbs of IL.

Review: Luke Skywalker - TBS [SW40] - Six Inch Figure

Posted by Paul | February 25, 2017 at 07:39 AM ET |

Thanks to a gracious early pre-buy from Hasbro, many collectors were able to acquire the first wave of The Black Series [Star Wars 40] 6" figures before their official release date. So we took advantage of the offer too. Let's continue with the repacked Luke Skywalker figure. He has a few very small tweaks too. See more 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.

Luke Skywalker

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | February 24, 2017 at 10:12 PM ET |

Check out the best selection of Star Wars collectibles at brianstoys.com now!

Brian's Toys

Visual Guide Update - Han Solo - The Black Series [Star Wars 40]

Posted by Chuck | February 24, 2017 at 05:23 PM ET |

The 40th Anniversay edition of Han Solo is our next Visual Guide update. Click below to have a full look at this figure and the commemorative packaging. Feel free to drop by and also check out our full review.

Han Solo - The Black Series - Star Wars 40

tunghori Once Again Restocks TBS [P1] Ree-Yees

Posted by Paul | February 24, 2017 at 04:06 PM ET |

eBay seller tunghori has The Black Series [Phase I] Ree-Yees 3.75" figure in back in stock. Be sure to check out tunghori's other auctions too. He's constantly adding stock!

What Do You Think Of The 2017 Version Of The Early Bird Kit?

Posted by Paul | February 24, 2017 at 09:40 AM ET |

Now that you've had almost a week to digest the 2017 Toy Fair Hasbro reveals, let us know what you think about the new generation Early Bird Kit. Is this what you expected as part of the 40th anniversary tribute?

A UPC Surfaces For Something "Revealed" In January By JTA

Posted by Paul | February 24, 2017 at 07:46 AM ET |

"Additional" details are popping up on Instagram (including a UPC) for an item that should be old news for JTA readers. All we can say is "Look at this post again."

Review: Han Solo - TBS [SW40] - Six Inch Figure

Posted by Paul | February 24, 2017 at 12:20 AM ET |

Thanks to a gracious early pre-buy from Hasbro, many collectors were able to acquire the first wave of The Black Series [Star Wars 40] 6" figures before their official release date. So we took advantage of the offer too. Let's continue with the repacked Han Solo figure. He has a few small tweaks too. See more 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.

Han Solo

This little guy is slightly out of scale with the six inch line which has garnered a lot of complaints, but he's also the most sought after of the first five due to his previous availability (even over the newly sculpted Leia—which you can still pre-order on Amazon, but R2 is long gone). Click below to check out our Visual Guide addition of Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2). We also have our full review and additional image gallery of this release right here.

Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) - The Black Series - Star Wars 40

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | February 23, 2017 at 05:46 PM ET |

Long-time JTA sponsor Big Bad Toy Store sends in their latest newsletter. Click through for details on all the latest toy pre-orders and new arrivals...

Big Bad Toy Store

Walmart Exclusive ERG Back IN STOCK For $10.83!

Posted by Paul | February 23, 2017 at 03:00 PM ET |

As of the time of this post, the Emperor's Royal Guard is IN STOCK for $10.83! Special thanks to JTA reader Matthew S. for the alert!

StarWars.com Interviews Hasbro's Steve Evans

Posted by Paul | February 23, 2017 at 07:49 AM ET |

StarWars.com has posted a new Hasbro interview. See what else Steve Evans, Design Director at Hasbro, has to say about the 40th anniversary of Star Wars.

Review: Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) - TBS [SW40] - Six Inch Figure

Posted by Paul | February 23, 2017 at 12:35 AM ET |

Thanks to a gracious early pre-buy from Hasbro, many collectors were able to acquire the first wave of The Black Series [Star Wars 40] 6" figures before their official release date. So we took advantage of the offer too. Let's continue with the repacked Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) figure. See more 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.

Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)

It's time to start our run of the latest The Black Series (Star Wars 40) line of figures! We kick off our Visual Guide update with the addition of Princess Leia Organa. Click below to have a look at this guide, which also includes a nice card back size comparison to the original release. When finished, head on over to our review for even more images and information!

Princess Leia Organa - The Black Series - Star Wars 40

Rogue One Blu-ray Release Announced

Posted by Chuck | February 22, 2017 at 05:11 PM ET |

It's official! Rogue One comes home on Digital HD on March 4th and Blu-ray on April 4th. Click through for the full press release, bonus feature details, and trailer.

Takadona Encounter Multipack For Less Than $7

Posted by Paul | February 22, 2017 at 01:35 PM ET |

Do you want to pay less than $7 for the Takadona Encounter multipack GameStop has it for $6.97! Special thansk to JTA reader Jon M. for the alert!

Loose TVC MagnaGuard Minus Soft-Goods For Decent Price On eBay

Posted by Paul | February 22, 2017 at 07:53 AM ET |

The still-difficult-to-acquire TVC MagnaGuard figure is once again on eBay, minus the soft-goods. If interested, you can pick it up for a reasonable price. Special thanks to friend and JTA moderator Sjefke for the alert!

Review: Princess Leia Organa - TBS [SW40] - Six Inch Figure

Posted by Paul | February 22, 2017 at 12:15 AM ET |

Thanks to a gracious early pre-buy from Hasbro, many collectors were able to acquire the first wave of The Black Series [Star Wars 40] 6" figures before their official release date. So we took advantage of the offer too. Let's begin with the redone Princess Leia Organa figure. Don't listen to the naysayers. This one has an ALL-NEW head sculpt. See more 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.

Princess Leia Organa

Sneak Peek! The Black Series [Star Wars 40] Princess Leia Organa

Posted by Paul | February 21, 2017 at 09:29 PM ET |

It's time to start The Black Series [Star Wars 40] line! The new Princess Leia Organa review goes live tomorrow, but you can check it out RIGHT NOW! See what Hasbro did to make her incredibly better now.

Our next vehicle update from The Clone Wars [Blue] line is the V-wing Starfighter. Click below to have a look at our fully detailed Visual Guide, and click here to visit this vehicle in our Research Droids Reviews.

V-wing Starfighter - The Clone Wars [Blue] Vehicles

Sponsor Announcement: New Zealand Mint

Posted by Chuck | February 21, 2017 at 05:14 PM ET |

This stunning 1oz silver coin kicks off the new Star Wars Ships coin collection from New Zeland Mint. Demand is sure to be high for this one, so don't delay and start your collection today before they disappear into space! Click through for more details!

Brian's Toys

First Look At The Young Han Solo Film Cast

Posted by Mike_Taber | February 21, 2017 at 05:06 PM ET |

Lucasfilm has released the first photo of the cast of the upcoming young Han Solo film. Lucasfilm also announced that principle photography is now underway. In addition, the announcement confirmed that Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Westworld actress Thandie Newton (not pictured) have joined the cast. Head over to StarWars.com for all of the details!

JTA Welcomes SW40 Into Our Archives!

Posted by Paul | February 21, 2017 at 02:25 PM ET |

JTA welcomes the 40th Anniversary Star Wars line into our Research Droids Reviews and Visual Guides. We'll be referring to it in abbreviation form as SW40. Be on the lookout for new product added to this category soon!

Review: V-wing Starfighter - TCW [B] - Midsize Vehicle

Posted by Paul | February 21, 2017 at 12:20 AM ET |

The Clone Wars [Blue] line had some great vehicles. Let's now check out the repacked (and repainted) V-wing Starfighter. 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.

V-wing Starfighter


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