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If you haven’t seen up close production images of Hasbro’s The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Val (Vandor-1) figure, I highly suggest checking her out as soon as you can. (Our review is about a week away, but we have the high-resolution Photo Gallery available right now.) It’s my opinion that Hasbro has stepped up their already impressive “photorealistic” technology, and it appears as if Val (Vandor-1) is the first recipient of this seemingly updated new process. I can’t get over how much this figure favors Thandie Newton. (Hey Thandie – you have another figure to add to your beautiful dress.) On a personal note, Val was my favorite character from Solo: A Star Wars Story. I am a sucker for any man or woman that lays down his or her life for another, and between her sacrifice, her strong character, her sexy demeanor, and her overall “kick-butt” action in the film, she epitomizes what a strong female character is and how they should be seen in Star Wars. Thandie Newton knocked it out of the park portraying this character. Disney should continue to approach female characters in this manner for the new Star Wars Entertainment era (and immediately cease heading in the direction of that “other” one). Anyhow, please check this figure out. You’re going to be blown away. Be sure to leave your comments on the review page. Comments in this article are closed. Thanks.
Over the weekend Jon Favreau posted a picture of the rifle the Mandalorian will use in the show on Instagram. And it seems it’s a clear reference to the rifle Boba Fett used in The Holiday Special cartoon segment. And who knows, maybe it even is Boba Fett’s rifle, unless this design is more generic. The action figure that comes with that gun can’t be revealed soon enough!
The stunning Star Wars Premium Silver Foils continue with the epic conclusion to the original Star Wars trilogy, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Officially licensed, this unique silver collectible is strictly a limited edition, with only 10,000 available worldwide! And to make it easy to display it is packaged in an innovative perspex holder.
Collectors of The Black Series 6″ line may be interested to know that the brand new Imperial Patrol Trooper is showing up at GameStop stores. JTA reader Ray M. provides us with the evidence. You can see more about this figure in our review RIGHT HERE.
One of the greatest things about publishing the vintage Kenner reviews is to read the feedback from our audience. Your engagement has been very rewarding to all that read them, and we’re thankful for all of the childhood stories you share, the trivia many of you know behind so many action figures and the variations that exist throughout the world. One detail that I knew about but buried deep in my subconscious was brought up again in our Princess Leia Organa (Boushh Disguise) review. (more….)
We have another The Black Series [Phase III] Visual Guide update tonight. This time, let’s check out the Imperial Patrol Trooper (72). Click below for a complete look at this figure. You can also read all about him in our full review.
The Star Wars [Solo] Tobias Beckett basic figure is available for pre-order on Amazon. It’s listed as Out of Stock, but you can still place an order for it. Get it before it becomes ‘Unavailable’. Thanks to JTA reader Jeff for the alert!
NEW FIGURES! Let’s continue with The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Imperial Patrol Trooper figure. It looks nice, but what’s up with that pinkish hue in the white plastic? 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.
Holy cow! What is with all of the activity at Amazon today? Who knows how long this will last? Now, the Force Link Emperor Palpatine single-carded figure is available for less than $10. This FIGURE has gone for over $100 on eBay recently. Special thanks to JTA reader Craig F. for the alert!
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It’s time to add some new figures to our Visual Guides! Let’s start things off with The Black Series [Phase III]’s L3-37 (73) 6″ figure. Click below to check out the full guide page. You can also catch up on our full review of this figure right here.
Pre-order The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Rio Durant on Amazon too!
Another The Black Series pre-0rder just went live on Amazon. Click here for Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard Disguise).
Dengar is listed as ‘out of stock’ on Amazon, but you can still pre-order it. Get it while you can! A big thanks to JTA reader Cybereye for the alert!
Chuck Wendig, known among Star Wars fans as the author of the Aftermath trilogy, has been fired by Marvel comics today. Wendig announced that on his official Twitter feed. Wendig was supposed to write the 5 part Star Wars miniseries “Shadow of Vader” for Marvel, which is supposed to be launched in January 2019. Actually, the series had only been announced a few day ago at NYCC. Wendig, who already wrote issues 1-3 will no longer write issues 4 and 5 and another unnamed Star Wars comic book. Wendig has his own theory about why he was fired (because of toxic Star Wars haters), official word is he was fired by Marvel because of his very frequent Twitter rage rants and outbursts. The last one happened only a very short while ago and featured some rather crass language. It remains to be seen if Wendig will keep writing Star Wars novels for Lucasfilm now that he has been fired by Marvel. It’s also unknown at this moment if Shadow of Vader will go ahead with a new author or not. The comic has not been solicited yet.
If you’re interested, KOHL’S has some The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figures on sale and if you buy ONE you get an additional 15% off.
Star Wars Authentics just added 30 new official photos from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to our collection along with new photos of the Cloud Riders from Solo: A Star Wars Story. Click through for details!
NEW FIGURES! Let’s begin with The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ L3-37 figure. It looks great, but will you care about her? She’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.
We provided one of the first store reports for this figure, but there are also a ton of new store reports for the Walmart exclusive Stormtrooper (Mimban) 6″ figure too. From Lehighton PA to Atlanta GA, they are hitting across the land. Post your reports in our comments! Thanks to JTA reader Chris G. for the image and report from PA.
Another item you should be looking for on clearance at your local Walmart is The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Dewback. Some readers, like Tony P., have found it for $15. Where are all of the 6″ collectors?
JTA reader and friend Danny R. sends in an image to us reflecting the new life breathed into Walmart stores as of late. While I cannot say my store looks anywhere as stocked as his store does, I can say that I have witnessed signs of life that are both comforting and therapeutic. Philly was “Hasbrotopia” during the Golden Age of Collecting. For the last five years, it has become a barren wasteland. But I was one of the fortunate ones who found wave 3 of The Vintage Collection arrive (before I received my supply from my Asian sources) and General Veers has just begun to hit my local Walgreens. Before this, I didn’t find ONE Walgreens Star Wars exclusive, and there is a store on every corner out here. Plus, I expect to see the 6″ Mimban Stormtrooper hit shortly as well. Oh, and in typical fashion, TARGET has pretty much held it together well without issue, although their mainline stock is mostly dreadful. In short, I do see improvements. Do you?
JTA reader Ed. D from upstate NY recommends checking your local Walmart store for some great deals. Although applicable to limited characters, he found many for $1 each. The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Kylo Ren exclusive was $7 too.
That was quick! Only a short while after Episode III Obi-Wan S.H.Figuarts announced Count Dooku yesterday and he’s already available for pre-order now! Unfortunately, Count Dooku is a web exclusive, which means anyone not pre-ordering him will have to pay a lot of money on the aftermarket! So hurry! Count Dooku is available at most of the usual Japanese etailers. I secured my figure already. Count Dooku was my most anticipated prequel figure and I’m glad I can finally add him to the collection. Count Dooku will be released at the end of April 2019. So patience is in order. The figure comes with two heads, cloth cape, lightsaber, the usual extra hands and even one hand with Sith lightning. Check out more photos here!
Update: Grab the others from this wave too while they last…
Our “Jabba Don’t Preach” marathon continues with the Rebel Commando figure from the Battle of Endor. We still don’t have a decent modern replacement to this figure. Relive your memories of this classic 1983 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!
Hasbro Toy Shop has listed a product page the international exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Han Solo (Hoth)/Princess Leia (Hoth) two-packs set. The set goes up November 6, 2018. Special thanks to JTA reader Cybereye for the alert.