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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Let’s wrap up our Visual Guide updates from the latest wave of Disney’s Star Wars Toybox figures. Click below to check out Darth Vader (4), and make sure to check our full review of this figure.

Darth Vader (4) - Disney Store - Star Wars Toybox

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We have a sneak peek of The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ wave 16 in our RDRs (rough galleries and pages)! Check out these awesome, officially revealed by Hasbro figures!!

          

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Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Here’s the latest update from Brian’s Toys: Happy Easter!  We’ve got a fun line-up this week with:

  • New Gentle Giant Items
  • Newly listed AFA Graded Carded Figures
  • Star wars Ebay auctions
  • Loose vintage AFA items

Click through for the full Newsletter!

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Review: Jyn Erso - Premium Format Figure

The Jyn Erso Premium Format Figure is gorgeous. See why 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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JTA Facebook reader Craig G. has found the latest wave of The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figures at his local TARGET in Atlanta GA and each rang up for $10 a piece. It might be worth your while to check your local store and see if you can find similar deals. (This is proof that case assortments and distribution is still in very bad shape.)

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Sponsor Announcement: Big Boy Collectibles

Today’s Visual Guide update continues to look at Disney’s Star Wars Toybox figures. This time, we are adding Luke Skywalker (5). Click below to check him out! You can also check him out further in our full review.

Luke Skywalker (5) - Disney Store - Star Wars Toybox

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JTA Audience... Did You Back The Barge?

We are in ‘backed’ territory now, and moving beyond 5000! We want to see how many of our viewers backed the barge? If you backed at least 1, or have every intention of backing one before the deadline, go vote yes… otherwise, well, I guess you vote no. Click through to vote

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BREAKING NEWS! We did it! Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) became FULLY BACKED at 1:44 PM ET! What an incredible achievement to celebrate!

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OK, so it’s “clear” Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) is getting fully backed. So what else can we talk about now? I have an idea. Now that 5000+ of us will have a stunning new vehicle for our collection, how about getting on Hasbro’s case to reissue/redo the Sarlacc pit they made years about in 2008’s TLC Battle At The Sarlacc Pit TARGET exclusive Battle Packs release? They could NEVER do a straight repack of it (too many things have been updated since its release), but we’re going to need something to throw Jabba’s prisoners in next! So, how about it, Hasbro? Look how much this “outdated” set goes for on eBay. It’s crazy! See our Research Droids Review on it HERE.

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You'll Never Get Another Chance To Buy This Again

We had planned to post this later today, but we think it’s going to be entirely backed before then! Don’t experience FOMO! #backthebarge now! Special thanks to Binary_Sun for sharing his talent with us!

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Review: Luke Skywalker - Star Wars Toybox (5)

Let’s finish up the Star Wars Toybox wave 2 mini marathon with Luke Skywalker! He is another fantastic release! See him 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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Today's #backthebarge Ad

Special thanks to JTA moderator and friend Sjefke for passing this along. I think it speaks for itself.

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Toysrus.com No Longer Taking Orders

As our childhood continues to whiddle away, another nail in the coffin is hammered in. Toysrus.com is no longer active and the store locater site “goodbuytoysrus.com” makes it’s debut. Excuse me while I go cry in an active corner of the internet…

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I Can Almost Feel Jabba's Sail Barge In My Hands!

Folks, without sounding cocky because I am nervously walking on eggshells at the moment, I think Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) is really happening. (I AM NOT TRYING TO JINX THIS, CHRIS!) With so much resistance on Twitter, YouTube and pretty much everywhere else social media exists, people that should have championed for this vehicle’s success decided to do other things instead, almost trying to thwart this campaign. Regardless, the Sail Barge campaign has plowed through nearly all of the negativity. I never thought we’d get close to 4000 backers; now we’re beyond that significantly. I am thrilled that we’re so close to seeing this a reality. So, of course, I need to ask if you’ve backed one, please consider backing another. I want to look at that magical 5000 number, and I can’t wait until Tuesday night. I am sure all others who want this feel the same. In the meantime, feel free to talk about this whole campaign, what could be done to improve it, and how excited you are to display your Sail Barge when it *arrives* February 2019 (help us Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re our only hope).

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Let’s take a look at the next wave of Disney’s Star Wars Toybox figures, starting with Boba Fett (6). Click below to have a look at the full Visual Guide for this ultra-cool, Vintage-painted deco version of Boba Fett. Make sure to also check out our full review right here.

Boba Fett (6) - Disney Store - Star Wars Toybox

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Wow! Here’s some news! JTA reader and friend Danny R. has found the Walmart exclusive Kylo Ren figure atr his local Walmart. Took long enough, didn’t it?

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Toys R Us Canada To Be Auctioned Off

Toys R Us has released documents, giving details for the purchase of the Canadian equity sale. Click through to read more about the Toys R Us Canada auction!Toys R Us Canada and Terence and Philip

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Hasbro has ALSO put together a stunning video showing us how many Klaatu action figures are able to fit on this mammoth beast. Check out the video on our Facebook page!

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Hasbro and Litzky PR have shared a comparison picture with us showing the size differences between the “Big” Millennium Falcon and Jabba’s Sail Barge! #backthebarge!

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If you have done your part to #backthebarge, the staff at JTA profusely thanks you. For the first time, we sense that this small miracle is going to happen. This is our modern Sears Cantina with rare Blue Snaggletooth. I wouldn’t want to have any fear of missing out on this great item. In fact, people that never considered buying a 3.75″ action figure are backing them like crazy. We remain cautiously optimistic, but emotionally we’re also bordering on excited. Now that Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) is significantly closer to becoming a reality, we thought we’d provide something to you that many have been requesting in email correspondence to us. We did some homework and compiled a list of characters you’ll need (that have been produced by Hasbro as an action figure already) that you’ll need with your Sail Barge. Click through to see a comprehensive list of existing Hasbro 3.75″ action figures required to effectively populate Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) *when* it becomes a reality. Some of these figures cost nearly as much as the #backthebarge does! (more….)

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Review: Boba Fett - Star Wars Toybox (6)

Hey! Did you know that the Boba Fett Toybox figure from Disney is based on the original 1979 vintage Kenner Star Wars figure? It’s beautiful! 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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Well, this is interesting, yet oddly expected. Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) is on eBay to help out international collectors. Check out the ad! Special thanks to JTA reader Justin V. for the alert! #backthebarge!

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Good news for Star Wars fans, the New Zealand Mint are continuing their Star Wars poster collection. This first coin for 2018 features Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, the first film of the prequel trilogy. Released in May 1999, sixteen years after The Return of the Jedi, the film was widely anticipated by fans and became a box office success. Click through for full details!

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The 6th and final figure from the relaunched wave 17 of The Vintage Collection features Jyn Erso (VC119). Click below to check out the full Visual Guide and to take a look at the first Rogue One Vintage-style card back. Make sure to also check out our full review. Look back at all our Visual Guide updates for wave 17 over on our Visual Guides channel.

Jyn Erso (VC119) - The Vintage Collection

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We're Officially 80% Backed For #backthebarge

We’re officially 80% backed! We just hit 4000 backers! #backthebarge!

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Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Our sponsor Big Bad Toy Store sends in their latest update, featuring all of their latest pre-orders and new arrivals. Click through for the full newsletter

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Hot Toys revealed both a regular and deluxe version sixth scale Obi-Wan Kenobi. Both are now available for pre-order. The deluxe version comes with an exclusive baby Luke Skywalker! Also of note, a sixth scale Count Dooku can be seen in one of the pictures. Hopefully, we can expect our first sixth scale Count Dooku to be announced soon! Click here for the regular edition, and click here for the deluxe edition.

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Ad: Reasons To #backthebarge Reiterated

JTA reader Sam T. provides today’s advertisement for #backthebarge!

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JTA reader Michael M. sends us a side by side comparison image of the Death Star Trooper to illustrate just how much better the figure looks with “photorealistic” paint operations. Check it out!

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Vice Admiral Holdo Is Secretly Force Sensitive

Actress Laura Dern, who portrayed Vice Admiral Holdo in The Last Jedi, gave an interview to Entertainment Weekly and dropped quite a revelation: Holdo is secretly Force sensitive. Click through for more details!

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#hasbrotoypic Blu-ray Cover Art Featured At StarWars.com

To celebrate the official release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Blu-ray yesterday, Hasbro would love to share with you some #HasbroToyPic cover art!  They’ve teamed up with @sgtbananas to bring you three exclusive Blu-ray covers featuring Hasbro’s The Black Series 6″ figures!  You can download all three amazing recreations on StarWars.com here.

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Share This Jabba's Sail Barge FAQ All Over The Web!

With special thanks to my friend Chris at Bantha Skull for stealing my idea, we have in return stolen his FAQ post (with permission) and created a document that you can download and share all over the web. Please keep in mind that the official FAQ can be found on the HasLab website, but there is still so much confusion surrounding Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) that we felt compelled to share this with you. Dispel the myths and show others why they need this vehicle in their collections! Please spread the word (pun intended). We are all so close to making this a reality! #backthebarge

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Check Out The Honest Trailer For The Last Jedi

In time for the disc release of The Last Jedi, Screen Junkies have released their honest trailer for the movie.

The trailer is really funny and pokes fun at everything and everyone, including the fans. Check it out and have a good laugh! And remember, it’s only a movie! I think the honest trailer sums up the debates surrounding the movie perfectly. But decide for yourself!

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Review: Jyn Erso - TVC - VC119

The Vintage Collection wave 17 marathon finishes with Jyn Erso. This figure is still the best of any version Hasbro produced to date. Find out why 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.

Jyn Erso

Be sure to check out our full The Vintage Collection archive including all 115 “first phase” figures by clicking HERE.

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We all know what we saw in the movie… but what REALLY happened when Luke Skywalker offered a gift to Jabba the Hutt? We should all follow our beloved Jedi Master’s lead on this one! A big thanks to JTA reader Todd for opening our eyes to what really happened all those years ago! #backthebarge

 

 

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We continue with the repacked portion of The Vintage Collection wave 17 with the First Order Stormtrooper (VC118). Click below for a look at our Visual Guide entry. Please be sure to visit our full review to see if/how much this differs from the The Black Series counterpart.

First Order Stormtrooper (VC118) - The Vintage Collection

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ANOVOS is proud to offer the Star Wars: The Last Jedi First Order™ Stormtrooper™ Premier Helmet Accessory. The Premier Line offering is for the insatiable costumer, who needs every detail meticulously studied and excruciatingly reproduced for the ultimate wearable costume.  Noted differences from Star Wars: The Force Awakens variant include updated helmet clips, nose, teeth detail, and left aerator.

Pre-order this at the ANOVOS web site now.

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TBS6 Jaina Solo (Legends) IN STOCK at TARGET.com For $9.99!

Jaina Solo (Legends) is IN STOCK at TARGET.com for only $9.99. TARGET is also running their spend $50 save $10, and spend $100, save $25 that you can combine with this deal. They also have deep discounts on the other The Black Series 6″ figures. Special thanks to JTA reader Sam for the alert!

 

UPDATE: Gone!

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Website Vulture has a lengthy article about the behind the scenes troubles on the Solo: A Star Wars Movie set. And if true, sheds some light on the real reasons why Lord & Miller were fired from the movie by Kathleen Kennedy. Click through to learn more!

Solo A Star Wars Story

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Here Is What YOUR Jabba's Sail Barge Could Look Like!

Do you want to see what you’ll be missing if you don’t #backthebarge? JTA reader Cloned has put together a magnificent collaged image showing all the appropriate action figures situated in different areas of Jabba’s Sail Barge. Don’t you want to do this too? The only way you can is if you #backthebarge! Go! Go go! Make it work! Do you want to catch up on securing the figures needed to populate your Jabba’s Sail Barge? Then catch up on eBay HERE!

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The Last Jedi Now Out On Blu-Ray And DVD!

The Last Jedi was is released on Blu-Ray and DVD today. The movie comes with several bonus features. Click here for more details on the disc release, including a look at some concept art for the Battle of Crait.

The Last Jedi Blu Ray

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ONE WEEK REMAINS For Jabba's Sail Barge Backing

I can’t look! We’re in danger of crashing our hopes and dreams! From the day Hasbro announced the exclusive Yak Face figure premium add-on for Jabba’s Sail Barge, nearly 1000 more of you had backed it. While I feel the vehicle itself is worthy of the $500, I also hope Hasbro does whatever they can in this FINAL WEEK to make the rest of you back it too. JTA and others have provided some excellent (and cheap) ideas, Hasbro. Also, Hasbro, feel free to remove the 5000 minimum reserve. We will all look the other way. 🙂 

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Review: First Order Stormtrooper - TVC - VC118

The Vintage Collection wave 17 marathon continues! It’s time for the First Order Stormtrooper. We have waited a LONG five and a half years for this! Check this figure 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.

First Order Stormtrooper

Be sure to check out our full The Vintage Collection archive including all 115 “first phase” figures by clicking HERE.

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Star Wars Toybox Boba Fett And Luke Skywalker IN STOCK!

The Star Wars Toybox Boba Fett and Luke Skywalker are IN STOCK at Shop Disney! Special thanks to friend Josh M. for the alert!

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Jabba's Sail Barge (The Khetanna) Has Hit 75% Backing!

Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) has just hit 75% backing. Can we get the last 25% in one week?

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Next up for our Visual Guide additions to our The Vintage Collection guide is Kylo Ren (VC117). Click below to have a look at the full Visual Guide page, and click here to check out our full review.

Kylo Ren (VC117) - The Vintage Collection

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Here is another important reminder announcement for Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna). Once again, special thanks to JTA reader Binary_Sun for the brilliant artwork.

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Khetanna On Dark Side Toys Sold Out In Under 20 Minutes!

I was just about to write an article about Dark Side Toys and the chance to once again pre-order the Khetanna on their website… when both payment options for the barge sold out in record time. Dark Side Toys had a contingent of 30 barges they would or could sell. Once these 30 barges were pre-ordered Dark Side Toys would no longer accept new pre-orders.
DST opened pre-orders for the Khetanna at 9 p.m. GMT, it is now 9:25 p.m. GMT as I write this. The 30 available barges were sold in just 20 minutes.
So, Europeans now only have MyUS as one of their options or they just wait for Hasbro to come forward with a plan! Fellow North Americans can’t expect much more help from Europe, I’m afraid.Dark Side Toys Khetanna Sold OutUPDATE: you may try your luck and go to Dark Side Toys and spam refresh in your browser, because as it seems some duplicate orders will get canceled, as well as pre-orders paid via PayPal, credit card and debit card is the only accepted payment method and it’s only one barge each!

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Entertainment Earth Astromech Droid Set Super Cheap

Although still too expensive for terrible people like CJ, Entertainment Earth has their beautiful Astromech Droid six-pack for a mere $25.99. Thanks to friend Nick. B. for the alert! Besides, you’ll need Jabba’s Astromech Droid for Jabba’s Sail Barge!

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Rian Johnson Forgot About C-3PO In The Last Jedi

Luke’s appearance on Crait is one of the touching moments of The Last Jedi. Luke gets a chance to say farewell to Leia. And then walks out to confront the First Order and Kylo Ren. But isn’t there something missing? Yes, there is. Click here to find out what is missing!

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Review: Kylo Ren - TVC - VC117

The Vintage Collection wave 17 marathon continues! Next up we take a look at Kylo Ren. Check him 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.

Kylo Ren

Be sure to check out our full The Vintage Collection archive including all 115 “first phase” figures by clicking HERE.

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New Zealand Mint have recently announced that their partnership with Disney has extended to a Premium Silver Foil collection for the incredible Star Wars movie posters. Made from 35g fine silver, rolled out to 175 x 262mm, this first release is for the original Star Wars movie from 1977, the one that started it all! Click through for full details!

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It’s time to start looking at the repacks from the The Vintage Collection wave 17. First up is Rey (Jakku) (VC116). Click below for our full Visual Guide, and make sure to also have a look at our full review.

Rey (Jakku) (VC116) - The Vintage Collection

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Raisin' Backers: Now With Added Sweetener!

Because there is a “cereal” theme today. Special thanks to JTA reader Binary_Sun for the great artwork! #backthebarge

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Dear Mr. Evans: We Have One Last Pleading For You

Mr. Evans, good morning, we hope you enjoy your Froot Loops breakfast today. As you indulge, please click through for an urgent request.

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Review: Rey (Jakku) - TVC - VC116

The Vintage Collection wave 17 marathon continues! It’s time for Rey (Jakku) who officially reopens the line after a LONG five and a half years. Check her 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.

Rey (Jakku)

Be sure to check out our full The Vintage Collection archive including all 115 “first phase” figures by clicking HERE.

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Sponsor Announcement: Big Boy Collectibles

JTA sponsor Big Boy Collectibles wanted us to let you know that the The Black Series Solo movie figures are up for pre-order, with figures due to ship on April 13th. They are also taking pre-orders for Captain Rex & Darth Revan. Full details on their pre-order page!

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Next up for The Vintage Collection wave 17 is Supreme Leader Snoke (VC121). Click below to check out our complete Visual Guide, and get the rest of the details on this figure in our full review!

Supreme Leader Snoke (VC121) - The Vintage Collection

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes to Blu-ray this Tuesday (March 27th). We have an early look at this release in our full review, with a look at the full contents and what you can expect from the standard Blu-ray release. Click here for our full review.

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Hasbro, we are MORE THAN THRILLED that The Vintage Collection is back, but may we offer some constructive criticism for the packaging? (more….)

    

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Take Charge And #backthebarge!

Here is today’s advertisement for #backthebarge! Graphic courtesy of JTA reader Binary_Sun.

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Review: Supreme Leader Snoke - TVC - VC121

The Vintage Collection wave 17 marathon continues! Now let us check out Supreme Leader Snoke (VC121). Although initially intended for the Walmart exclusive line, Hasbro pushed him out for The Vintage Collection’s return. 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.

Supreme Leader Snoke

Be sure to check out our full The Vintage Collection archive including all 115 “first phase” figures by clicking HERE.

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Sponsor Announcement: Empire Toy Shop

JTA sponsor EmpireToyShop just listed their Star Wars $50 Mystery Box! Random Chaser figures include a Hot Toys Hoth Leia, and the new 6″ Dewback set! Click HERE for more!

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Attention all Europeans: British etailer Dark Side Toys has announced on their Facebook page that they will reopen pre-orders for the Khetanna next week for the final time! Please check Dark Side Toys’ website or Facebook page regularly so you don’t miss your opportunity to get the barge.

We will also post something as soon as pre-orders actually open again. This may be the best chance for Europeans to get the barge at a fair price. Also, your effort will make sure the barge will be a success. Every single backer counts.

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Walk the Same Ground as Grand Admiral Thrawn in Batuu

If You Did Already #backthebarge, Please Back ONE MORE!

Can everyone who ordered Jabba’s Sail Barge already please order ONE MORE? If you do, we will meet this minimum requirement, get our Sail Barges and get our exclusive Yak Face figures. If you don’t, we’ll never have this opportunity again. NEVER. Also, if you’re in the USA or Canada and this does meet the 5000 minimum threshold, and you didn’t order it before the deadline on April 3rd, you will NEVER have another opportunity to purchase one again. EVER. Let’s do this! #backthebarge (We are 31.7% short as of this post!)

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It’s time (finally) for the return of The Vintage Collection! And, this wave picks up right where it left off in 2012. First up for our Visual Guides is the Rebel Soldier (Hoth) (VC120) on a beautiful The Empire Strikes Back card back. Click below to have a look at this figure, and make sure to check out our full review for additional gallery images, review write-up, and more!

Rebel Soldier (Hoth) (VC120) - The Vintage Collection

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The Black Series [Phase III] 4-LOM Has Light-Up Eyes!

It looks like Steve Evans worked in another Easter egg in The Black Series 6″ line. This time it affects 4-LOM. Instagram user kylocollector has posted proof that 4-LOM’s eyes light up (with glow in the dark technology, not batteries obviously)! How cool is this? Special thanks to JTA reader cybereye for the alert!

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ANOVOS Mandalorian Jetpack Kit Pre-Order

Check out the new Mandalorian Jetpack Kit from ANOVOS. These are now available for pre-order. ANOVOS is proud to offer the Star Wars Mandalorian™ Jetpack Kit. The kit offers the choice to build the Boba Fett™ version, the Jango Fett™ version, or your own custom Mandalorian creation! 

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Mark Hamill Cannot Watch Luke/Leia Scene In TLJ

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Luke Skywalker is reunited with his sister, Princess Leia Organa, for a deeply touching scene that was one of the emotional highlights of the action-packed sci-fi epic. As it turns out, the scene was nearly as emotional for stars Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, who shared the screen for the first time as their characters since Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in 1983.

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Hasbro Google Hangout Exclusive Invite Roundup Report

Jedi Temple Archives wasn’t the only site given the exclusive invite to Hasbro’s Google Hangout yesterday. We were joined by other colleagues in our community too. Click through to see who did (and didn’t) participate. You can also click each link and be taken to their own Q&A posts. While many questions were repetitious to our own group’s, there are still new details in most of them that may be of interest to you.

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Review: Rebel Soldier (Hoth) - TVC - VC120

We are so incredibly thrilled that The Vintage Collection is back! And we hope you hear it in our voice! Let’s kick off with the Rebel Soldier (Hoth) (VC120). We couldn’t think of a better figure than to kick off TVC’s reboot with than this figure. 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.

Rebel Soldier (Hoth)

Be sure to check out our full The Vintage Collection archive including all 115 “first phase” figures by clicking HERE.

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An Overwhelming Amount Of New Products Hit eBay

Look at all thos wonderful toys (on eBay). Special thanks to JTA reader Ginji A. for the alert.

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The Vintage Collection Wave 17 Sneak Peek!

The Vintage Collection is BACK baby, and we have a sneak peek of wave 17 for you. That’s right. We said wave 17. Hasbro left this poor collection in the dust with wave 16 in September 2012. After five and a half brutally grueling and long years, collectors can once again have something to call their own. Review pages and some images are rough, but check out Rebel Soldier (Hoth), Supreme Leader Snoke, Rey (Jakku), Kylo Ren and the First Order Stormtrooper. Jyn Erso is coming soon.

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Yikes. Our stomachs sank a like a brick after learning and seeing this news. Could Bubblegate be making a return along with The Vintage Collection? We have obtained an exclusive image of the TVC First Order Stormtrooper that has CLEAR EVIDENCE of the bubble separating from the card. There is even tape keeping the bubble onto the card in case the bubble frees itself completely. Hasbro, please deal with this issue as soon as possible! Hopefully, they’re already aware and have already taken measures to resolve future production.

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JTA Welcomes New Sponsor Big Boy Collectibles

JTA would like to welcome new sponsor Big Boy Collectibles to our Sponsor family. Click through to read a little history on their store, and make sure to stop by and check out the wide variety of collectibles they have to offer.

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We have one more Revenge of the Sith Collectible Cup and Figure to take a look at before we take a short break and post some new stuff. Click below for our Visual Guide of the Yoda set. We also reviewed this figure earlier today. Check that out right here.

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Toys R Us Founder Dies at 94

A captain always goes down with his ship. You can read the full story here.

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Jedi Temple Archives was invited to an exclusive Google Hangout session with Hasbro earlier today. We partnered with Star Wars Action News and our pals at Bantha Skull to ask a series of burning questions we had about the first HasLab campaign. The Hasbro Team talked about the recently revealed painted Jabba’s Sail Barge prototype and exclusive Yak Face figure. Then we were offered the opportunity to ask the Hasbro Team our questions, one at a time, by each fan site represented until the Q&A time expired. Finally, Hasbro gave us an intimate look at the painted Jabba’s Sail Barge with close-ups and verbally described its many unique features. We’d like to thank Hasbro for taking time out of their day to do this Google Hangout session with us, and we appreciate Litzky PR for coordinating it. They also have provided NEW and EXCLUSIVE images of some of the finer details of this beautiful vessel. Click through for more!


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Can't Or Won't Back The Barge? Back Toys R Us Instead!

MGA Entertainment CEO Isaac Larian is still serious about his efforts to buy up to 400 Toys R Us stores in the USA and to keep the name alive. He and several other unnamed investors have already pledged $200 million. But they need much more money to actually have a chance. Larian needs to raise another $800 million. How to do that? Click through to learn more!

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Toys R Us Liquidation Sales Delayed

Toys R Us liquidation sales were scheduled to begin on Thursday. But JTA reader Josh sent us this photo of his TRU:

Toys R Us Liquidation Sale On Hold
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Dark Side Toys Suspending Sales Of The Khetanna

British etailer Dark Side Toys has suspended further sales of the Khetanna for now.  Click through to read their statement!

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Review: Yoda - ROTS - Collectible Figure And Cup

Let’s look at the Yoda Collectible Figure And Cup set. 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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Your Choice: #backthebarge OR #backtheyak

It’s more important than ever, folks! Back the Yak! If you do, you get a FREE Jabba’s Sail Barge with it. Special thanks to JTA reader Binary_Sun for today’s advertisement! #backthebarge #backtheyak

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Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

JTA sponsor Big Bad Toy Store sends in their latest newsletter, with details on all of their newest pre-orders and arrivals. Get all the details after the jump!

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HASBRO! Do you see what including an exclusive figure has done for the #backthebarge campaign? We are even aware of collectors that have come out their slumber hiatus SOLELY FOR THE YAK FACE figure (card back exclusive) and have plopped down $500 to back this project (FOR THE YAK FACE FIGURE!). As a result of your intelligent action, we’ve had close to 200 more backers since the announcement this morning, and we blew right into the 3000+ area now. Collectors want to feel like they’re getting something exclusive here. We’d like to suggest keeping that momentum going.

You have produced some FANTASTIC figures throughout the years that aren’t in need of an update (there will be differing opinions here for sure). However, below are eight examples/ideas of other figures you can also include with Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna). Again, make the 1985 The Power Of The Force card backs exclusives for HasLab, and if needed, release the original vintage Kenner card back for the general marketplace items. Click through for more!

      
      

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Tonight’s Visual Guide update features Han Solo, continuing our look at the Revenge of the Sith Collectible Cup and Figures. Click below for a look at the full Visual Guide page, and click here to have a look at today’s review.

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Star Wars Rebels Series Finale Review

It has been a fun four years, but it is time for the final Rebels Review. Thank you to all of the readers who have supported the Rebels Reviews series over the years. Now, lets talk about the end of Star Wars Rebels! Click the banner below to read JTA’s final Rebels Review!

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Hasbro and Litzky PR have passed along official PRESS images of today’s painted Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) reveal and EXCLUSIVE Yak Face figure. See the full gallery on our Facebook page.

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Rebel Trooper (Hoth) BACK IN STOCK On eBay!

The most popular figure from wave 17 of The Vintage Collection that keeps selling out is back in stock on eBay! Grab him if you want him early! Special thanks to JTA reader Jeff M. for the alert!

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Hasbro is evidently proud of their painted sample. They just posted a time-lapse video on Twitter showing how it got its beautiful deco. Check it out!

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Well, Hasbro has made this deal sweeter than bringing back The Vintage Collection. Folks on the fence: THIS should be your only reason to #backthebarge now. This exclusive POTF 85 version of Yak Face will only be available with the HasLab campaign. The standard release is coming on a Return Of The Jedi card back. This should be reason enough to support this item. This figure alone will go for $500 and more on the aftermarket. 5000 units (or so) of this exclusively packaged figure is a significant win for all collectors. (Our friends at Bantha Skull made this exact suggestion. I am glad to see it come to fruition.)

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Holy! EW.com gets the exclusive story! They provide images of a painted prototype of the Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna). They ALSO reveal that a carded The Power Of The Force version of Yak Face will be included (if the campaign is a SUCCESS)! Check it all out here! #backthebarge

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Review: Han Solo - ROTS - Collectible Figure And Cup

It’s the most released version of Han Solo of all time. And here it is AGAIN! Check out the Han Solo Collectible Figure And Cup set. 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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BREAKING NEWS! Toys R Us Liquidation Starts Thursday 3/22

USA today posted a new article outlining the liquidation plan for the closing specialty toy store. 

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Will Amazon Acquire Some Of The Toys R Us Stores?

Bloomberg reports that according to insiders Amazon is looking into acquiring some of the Toys R Us stores in the USA.
Before you get your hopes up: Amazon has no interest in keeping the Toys R Us brand name, nor will Amazon most likely sell toys at these locations, but will rather use it as a showroom for its own products and maybe as a staging ground for food deliveries.

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We have another Revenge of the Sith Collectible Cup and Figures set as tonight’s Visual Guide Update. Click below to check out the Clone Trooper. You can also revisit this review right here.

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Star Wars Rebels Review - A World Between Worlds (S04E13)

Time travel in Star Wars? Click the banner below to read JTA’s review of the groundbreaking Star Wars Rebels episode, “A World Between Worlds.”

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The 2018 phase of The Vintage Collection is already on eBay with characters already selling out briskly. The Hoth Rebel Trooper is the first to go it seems. If you’re interested, you know where to go. If you read some of the ads carefully you’ll see that promo code discounts apply. Cases are shipping as early as a few days!

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Author and collector Paul Berry wanted us to help spread the word on his new Star Wars collectible resource: Star Wars Memorabilia: An Unofficial Guide to Star Wars Collectables, which is now available. He also sent along a few excerpts from his book. Get all the details after the jump!

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Bantha Skull Celebrate Their 10-Year Anniversary!

We want to wish our terrific friends at Bantha Skull a Happy 10-Year Anniversary! We’re honored to count you as friends!


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The Last Jedi Wins Big At 2018's Empire Awards

British magazine Empire held its Empire Awards ceremony last Sunday. The winners for each category are voted by the readers of the magazine.
And even though it is believed by some that 50% of the fans hate The Last Jedi, at least the British readers of Empire Magazine thought differently and the movie won a couple of awards. Which ones? Click here to find out more!

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FINALLY! Hasbro makes it crystal clear for those unable or unwilling to understand/accept this. We had addressed this question/issue for clarity with Hasbro and were told there was nothing to share at that time. Apparently, it’s because they planned to make an official announcement. So here it is. Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) WILL NOT be made available at any retail location in USA or Canada. It will only be available through HasLab! So if you want this thing, you better back it! #backthebarge Special thanks to our friends at Bantha Skull for the alert to this development.

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Review: Boba Fett - ROTS - Collectible Figure And Cup

We’re back to looking at the last couple waves of Collectible Figure And Cup sets. Many collectors never saw these arrive at TARGET. Let’s begin with Boba Fett. 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.

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Jabba's Sail Barge Hits eBay

Okay, Okay, not quite what you’re thinking. But for the cost of the shipping alone on this eBay auction, you could get your own four-foot Sail Barge.

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Jabba the Hutt is the eleventh coin release in the amazing Star Wars Classic Coin Collection. This gold and silver collection features many of the great characters associated with this epic saga, and we’re sure these new Jabba the Hutt coins won’t disappoint. Get the full details after the jump!

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Up next for the Revenge of the Sith Collectible Cup and Figures sets is General Grievous. Click below to check out our latest Visual Guide update. You can also check this set out in our full review right here.

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What Makes a Good Wave?

The awesome Vintage Collection is just around the corner, and with it comes the prospect of new figures, the re-release of some we haven’t seen in quite some time, and a few we’ve seen pretty recently… To go along with Paul’s article, I wanted to offer up some additional thoughts. There is one thing in particular that will be essential in making sure we get through one wave to the next: case assortments.

What makes a good wave? Click through for some examples and be sure to leave your comments.

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History should NOT repeat itself as often as it does in the Hasbro line. As the concern for proper case assortments continues to grow, we have provided evidence of what brought the first run of The Vintage Collection to a screeching halt. Within the collecting community, it was hailed the TPM 3D Debacle of 2012; you know a significant period in history like the War of 1812. (Who knew 200 years later collectors would be fighting for the salvaging of The Vintage Collection?) This article is two-fold. Firstly, we want to show what horrid case assortments will do to a thriving line. And secondly, we want to show what figures make great carry-forward options and which ones do not. (more….)

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One of the neatest-looking characters from the Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer was Enfys Nest. With cool figures like the Range Trooper and that filthy Stormtrooper, we would LOVE to see this character get produced in super-articulated glory too. It seems possible now that The Vintage Collection is back, doesn’t it?

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Hasbro, this is a public service announcement from JTA. We want to ensure the health and longevity of the return of The Vintage Collection. As such, we’d like to emphasize how important it is that figures like Rey, First Order Stormtrooper, Kylo Ren and perhaps even Snoke, should probably not be carried forward into any other subsequent waves. Sorry for our premature panic, but we don’t want to write The Vintage Collection’s eulogy a second time as early as this Christmas. As a reminder, if you absolutely MUST repack figures, we have a huge list of generation 1 TVC figures in addition to figures from The Black Series [Phase I and Phase II], The Legacy Collection and Legacy Collection that would love to join the lineup and will be much more successful for the line’s longevity. Please let us know if we and other fan sites can help. Remember, by and large, the people buying The Vintage Collection line are Original Trilogy enthusiasts looking to complete the “Collect All 92!” figures as well as other OT-inspired characters that never received the chance to be placed in glory on Kenner-inspired card backs. Also, getting more of those original TVC figures out again will provide new stock for those jumping on this train for the first time. Thank you!

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KB Toys To Return After A Decade Out Of Business?

Is this real? LinkedIn has posted an article claiming that Kay Bee Toys is making a return, which is quite a coincidence after Toys R Us’ downfall. Could this be the new home for Hasbro exclusives? Is this just a dream? Check out the article and then come back here to discuss it!

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One of the best lines Hasbro ever produced was the Star Wars [Saga – Phase III] Ultra line, which replaced the Deluxe figures. One of the best releases in that line is the Ewok With Attack Glider (Assault On Endor) set. See why this set literally “rocks” 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.

Ewok With Attack Glider (Assault On Endor)

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Episode Summaries For Upcoming Forces Of Destiny Episodes

Disney has released some info on the upcoming Forces Of Destiny YouTube Episodes. The new season with 8 episodes will begin March 19th. Click here to find out what characters will make an appearence in the show!

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We are going to continue updating Collectible Cup and Figures sets in our Visual Guide updates, this time taking a look at the Revenge of the Sith line. Check out Obi-Wan Kenobi by clicking below. We also have a full review of this set right here.

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We’ve opened up our guide listing for the recent Topps A New Hope Black & White series, including a gallery of our box break. I wasn’t too excited about a set of black & white cards, but I was pleasantly surprised at how nice these came out. Unfortunately, it takes several boxes to put a complete set together. It would have been nice, at the bare minimum, to get a base set (or close to it) out of a box. Click through for a complete listing and our box break gallery. 

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More Reports Of Solo: A Star Wars Story TBS6 Figures Found

There are more store reports coming in of new Solo: A Star Wars Story related product coming in (we’ll only be showing Hasbro confirmed and officially announced products) despite a clearly marked street date on the boxes. Special thanks to JTA reader PJ for this report! Also, it looks like Wookiee Weekend is coming April 13th.

    

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Let’s now look at Obi-Wan Kenobi (Kamino Confrontation) from the awesome Star Wars [Saga – Phase III] Ultra line. He’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.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Kamino Confrontation)

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We are closing out our look at the Star Wars [Saga – Phase III] Collectible Figure and Cup sets. Click below to check out the 5th and final set, Princess Leia. Click below for our full Visual Guide. Click here for our detailed review on this set.

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Wow! The Grand Moff Tarkin wave of 6″ TBS6 figures (including NEW Solo figures) has been found at retail already. JTA reader K. Andrews lucked out greaty today! Click through for his story!

    

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James Arnold Taylor, who voiced Obi-Wan in The Clone Wars tv show, has revealed in an interview that almost full 8 seasons for Star Wars: The Clone Wars had already been recorded before Disney canceled the show.

Do you think Disney might at one point release the recorded dialogue? Maybe as some kind of radio play with added sound effects? Animating the remaining episodes seems to be out of the question. But chances are we’ll never get to hear or see the additional material, which is regrettable.

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Is There An Unavoidable Reason Barge Numbers Are Dropping?

Longtime JTA reader and 3.75″ super-articulated enthusiast Mike R. sent us some disconcerting news about his #backthebarge order. It was canceled because of a PayPal time window protocol. Could this be the reason we’re starting to see orders fall off? Click through for more.

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We’re switching gears again. Let’s now look at Jango Fett (Kamino Confrontation) from the awesome Star Wars [Saga – Phase III] Ultra line. He’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.

Jango Fett (Kamino Confrontation)

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Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Check out the latest Brian’s Toys newsletterIt’s getting warmer every day, and we’re getting in new items every day.

  • 6th scale sideshow luke skywalker preorder
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  • Auctions ending soon
  • Save big this month between the 2nd and the 11th on select items!

Click through for the full Newsletter!

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We are continuing our look at the Star Wars [Saga – Phase III] Collectible Figure and Cup sets, this time adding Obi-Wan Kenobi to our Visual Guides. Click below to check out the full guide page, and click here to check out the full review.

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We all remember the great TARGET exclusive Force Link three-pack that included Emperor Palpatine, Luke Skywalker and an Emperor’s Royal Guard. (See our review of it HERE if you’re not familiar with it.) We also recall Hasbro released Emperor Palpatine as a single-carded basic figure. But many collectors wondered if the other two figures from that three-pack would also be released singly as well. It would make sense that Hasbro would have both Luke Skywalker and Emperor’s Royal Guard on their radar for releases as single basic figures too, wouldn’t it?


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Hurry Up And Use Your Toys R Us Gift Cards!

If you have Toys R Us gift cards, you only have 30 days left to use them. Check out the latest update from Yahoo! News. Special thanks to Martin M. for the alert!

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Do You Have Any Burning Questions About Jabba's Sail Barge?

If you could ask Hasbro anything about the Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) HasLab campaign, what would you wa nt to know? Let us know in the comments and we will do our best to get answers for you.

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Disney wouldn’t allow Steven Spielberg to use any Star Wars references in his latest film, Ready Player One. io9 has the full story. I guess we’ll never see another film like E.T. where Elliot plays with Greedo and Snaggletooth anymore. 🙁

UPDATE: io9 has posted a correction on this story. The cause of confusion is that Steven Spielberg contradicted himself.

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Holy moly! Is this the thing that could salvage Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna)? Online UK retailer Dark Side Toys has been working hard behind the scenes to get Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) into the UK. They will be making a “huge” announcement at 6 PM UK time. If you’re in the UK and want this item, you best pay attention to their Facebook page. In the meantime, they write “We have some exciting news about The Jabba Sail Barge for UK customers! We have been working behind the scenes very hard to bring it here come back at 6 pm to find out all the details.”

UPDATE: If you live in these countries, you’re in luck! Click “Full Story” for list of countries!

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Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi - ROTS - Collectible Figure And Cup

It’s now time to check out the Obi-Wan Kenobi Collectible Figure And Cup set. 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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Sideshow Collectibles Legendary Scale Boba Fett Preview

Check out the preview page for the upcoming Sideshow Collectibles Legendary Scale Boba Fett. This will launch for pre-order on Thursday, March 22, 2018 between Noon – 3PM (Pacific Time).

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We have another Visual Guide update from the Star Wars [Saga – Phase III] line. Click below to check out the Collectible Figure and Cup Luke Skywalker set. We also have a full review of this set right here.

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If you missed out on these figures, Amazon has them in-stock for just about retail price. Make sure to follow the links to pick up these really great figures. Be sure to check out the Research Droid Reviews as well!
Death Trooper Amazon RDR
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ANOVOS Gold Leader Rebel Pilot Helmet Accessory Pre-Order

ANOVOS has opened up the pre-orders for their Gold Leader Rebel Pilot Helmet, shipping summer 2018. Click here for full details and pre-order information. 

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It’s now time to check out the General Grievous Collectible Figure And Cup set. 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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Hasbro Releases Jabba's Sail Barge Shipping Box Dimensions

It may be the Ides of March, but Hasbro remains happy and positive about Jabba’s Sail Barge and sends us exclusive information on the item’s shipping box. Since Jabba’s Sail Barge is now more than halfway to reaching its goal, Hasbro would love to say thank you for the amazing support behind this HasLab initiative by moving forward with the reveal of another exciting tidbit! Please see the attached exclusive image of Hasbro’s own Mark Boudreaux holding the Barge’s white box mock-up for scale. You’ve been curious to see how this will come packaged, now the official box size has been revealed.

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Mark Hamill Talks About Luke Skywalker Action Figures

Mark Hamill took to social media to share the evolution of the Luke Skywalker action figure over the last 40 years and gave some humorous commentary on the four Star Wars toys that he chose. Hamill is an avid user of social media and is always interacting with fans who seem to hit him up all day, every day. The 66-year old actor doesn’t seem to mind and takes the time when he can to properly interact with the millions of Star Wars fans all over the world. Movieweb.com has the full story.

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Last night we received a special delivery from Litzky PR and Hasbro: the Battle On Crait multipack and a free digital download of The Last Jedi. We thank them for this package. Click the image below to see it. You can read our review of it HERE.

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Toys R Us: The Final Blow?

We have some sources who have gone into detail about the latest Toys R Us developments. It’s very possible that within 60 days Toys R Us will be nothing but a memory for us. Stay tuned for more. What a sad, sad time. We have also reached out to Hasbro for comment about the 6″ Zuckuss exclusive. As of this time, there is no information to share.

UPDATE: The Washington Post confirms the closure of all 800 stores. Click HERE to read the details.

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Tonight’s Visual Guide update features the Anakin Skykwalker Collectible Figure and Cup set from Star Wars [Saga – Phase III] line. Click below to check out our guide page. Make sure to also check out our full review right here.

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New Posters For The Solo Movie

After a French artist had complained about plagiarism last week, Disney has now released new posters for the upcoming Han Solo movie. The posters were revealed on the Brazilian Star Wars Facebook page. Click here to see the four new character posters!

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Review: Clone Trooper - ROTS - Collectible Figure And Cup

It’s now time to check out the Clone Trooper Collectible Figure And Cup set. 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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How Rey Could Use The Force In The Force Awakens

Jason Fry’s “The Last Jedi” novel reveals how Rey could use the Jedi mind trick on Starkiller base and later force pull the lightsaber from the snow – without any training whatsoever. Click here to find out how she did it!

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Visual Guide Update - Luke Skywalker (MMS390) - Hot Toys

Let’s take a look at another sixth scale figure from Hot Toys. Click below to check out the Visual Guide for Luke Skywalker from The Force Awakens. Make sure to also stop by and read our full review of this figure right here.

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Pardon The Interruption, Maintenance Under Way

We are doing some behind-the-scenes upgrades to our server, which is affecting some of the site structure right now. We will be working on this over the next few days. While all content should be functional, some things might just be laid out a bit funny until we complete the upgrade. So, if you see something out of whack, it’s probably because our maintenance droids are on a break! Thanks!

Update: We’ve fixed most of our layout issues. We have a few very minor functionality issues we are working on. 

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Toys R Us Drafts Liquidation Plan

Toys R Us is in the process of drafting the court motion for its liquidation plan, a source familiar with the situation told CNBC. See the full story there.

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Russian Twitter Bots Love General Hux

Website Filmschoolprojects has an article about the “The Last Jedi” making of documentary. In the documentary it is said that Russian Twitter bots actually started a #HuxLive campaign early on to make sure the character won’t be killed in the movie.
Director Rian Johnson is quoted as saying: “It’s amazing, there’s a coordinated effort by these Russian accounts. Hundreds of them.”

Is this the actual reason Hux survives The Last Jedi? I doubt it. Whatever, I wish those Russian Twitter bots had started a #LukeLive campaign instead.

Read the full story here.

General Hux. Happy to be alive.

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If you’re interested, both DJ (Canto Bight) and Rey (Island Journey) from The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ are IN STOCK. What’s more, use promo code MAD4MARCH to get 20% off your order and FREE shipping. Special thanks to all who wrote in to let us know about this promotion!

   

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If we ever get Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna), there will undoubtedly be people who will need skiff guards to populate it. Infamous eBay seller tunghori has some tremendous Jabba-focused aliens and other related figures in stock. Choose from the rare red bandana Kithaba, Vizam, and BAR2-D2. Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Martin M. for the alert!

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It’s time to check out Hot Toys’ Luke Skywalker [TFA] one-sixth scale figure. See what we think of him 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.

Luke Skywalker [TFA]

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After some recent articles I think it is a good idea to get everyone to calm down just a little.
Most here are probably not acquainted with crowdfunding. And this is Hasbro’s first foray into crowdfunding too – and what a project it is. They ask for no more than $2,500,000. Or $500 from each backer.

As of now the Barge has 2,595 backers. Progress has stalled considerably in the past few days, despite opening up the project to Canada. Reason for panic? Is the Barge bound to fail? Let me show you a few graphics to give you hope and confidence.

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Found! Disney Store Toybox Boba Fett

Check it out! JTA reader Matthew Z. has found the Toybox Boba Fett at his local Disney Store today! Of particular note, this line of figures is on sale for $10 each too!

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We have an update for our Star Wars [Saga – Phase III] Visual Guide tonight, featuring the Collectible Figure and Cup Darth Maul set. Click below to see our full Visual Guide. You can also see what we had to say about this set in our full review.

Darth Maul - Star Wars [Saga - Phase III) - Collectible Figure and Cup

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Who You Gonna Call? I Ain't Afraid Of No Minimum Backing!

Advertisement courtesy of Binary_Son. #backthebarge!

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If you’re interested, Walmart.com has the Forces Of Destiny Kylo Ren & Rey two-pack in stock with FREE 2-Day shipping. They also have quite a few 3.5″ super-articulated action figures for $4-$5. Check it out! Thanks to all who wrote in to let us know!

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Good Deals At GameStop For Hasbro Star Wars Figures!

GameStop is running a decent sale for 25% off select Star Wars merchandise. The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figures are ubcluded. Special thanks to JTA reader Micke W. for writing in to let us know!

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Download Six Pages Of The HasLab Jabba's Sail Barge Booklet

Hasbro has passed along the six pages of the HasLab Behind The Workbench booklet on Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna). This 64-page booklet will be made available if the Sail Barge meets its minimum backers. Click HERE to download your copy.

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Basic math tells us that we can get to $2.5 million dollars in many ways (the magic number required to make this long-awaited vehicle a reality). So it made us wonder if collectors would be more inclined to pick up Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) if it were half the price. That would of course mean we would need double the backers. How many of you would be more inclined to pick up this beast if it were half the price (also knowing that there would be double the units in the marketplace and double the backers needed). Or would there be 7,143 of us who would be willing to back this thing for $350? Is the $500 price point the real killer of this first HasLab offering? Or is it so much more than this?

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Let’s check out Darth Maul from the TARGET exclusive Collectible Figure And Cup collection. 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.

Darth Maul

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In honor of Commander Wolffe’s appearance in the Star Wars Rebels finale, let’s get him added to our Sideshow Collectibles Visual Guide! Click below to check out the amazing sixth scale Clone Commander Wolffe (104th Battalion). We also have a full review of this figure right here.

Clone Commander Wolffe (104th Battalion)

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Calling All Ithorians!

With special thanks to JTA reader Binary_Sun, here is today’s advertisement for #backthebarge!

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Let’s check out Obi-Wan Kenobi from the TARGET exclusive Collectible Figure And Cup collection. 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.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

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We're 50% Backed For The Barge!

It’s OFFICIAL! We’re halfway there. Keep livin’ on a prayer! #backthebarge!

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We are adding the last of the S.H. Figuarts First Order Stormtroopers to our Visual Guides. Click below to check out the original release from The Force Awakens. You can also look back at our review of this figure right here.

First Order Stormtrooper - S.H. Figuarts

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Fortune.com has written a fantastic article on why the Toy Industry would suffer if Toys R Us goes belly up. I have heard and seen many comments by readers ‘happy’ or ‘indifferent’ to see TRU’s demise because of various reasons, but there is a bigger picture. And Fortune goes into detail about it. Check out the article and then come back here to comment.

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Hasbro Wants Five Thousand; No Less!

Well, it’s official. Collectors are Jabba The Hutt and Steve Evans and Hasbro are Boushh (in a powerfully descriptive metaphor). As collectors try to suggest to Hasbro that 2500 backers are good enough for Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) instead of the full goal required, Steve Evans from Hasbro makes it painfully clear in our comments that Hasbro needs 5000 backers, no less. As we continue to wish, hope and fantasize that this thing is coming despite this fact, maybe we can eventually both agree that 3500 is the most fair number here. (There we go fantasizing again.) In the meantime #backthebarge people. This is serious now, folks. #backthebarge!

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It’s now time to check out Princess Leia from the TARGET exclusive Collectible Figure And Cup collection. She 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.

Princess Leia

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Disney Parks has released an unlisted video on YouTube featuring video footage of a drone flying over the construction site of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge in Anaheim, California.

The 14 acre Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open in 2019. And construction seems to well on its way to completion next year.

But look for yourself:

Are you already planning a trip?

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Tonight we are jumping back over and taking a look at another S.H. Figuarts figure for our Visual Guide update. Click below to check out the First Order Stormtrooper Heavy Gunner. Make sure you also catch up on our full review of this figure right here.

First Order Stormtrooper Heavy Gunner - S.H. Figuarts

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Site comicbook.com has posted a preview of the “Behind The Workbench” book that will accompany Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) if the minimum backing is met. Does anyone else find it odd that these booklets would be published and printed before the backing minimum is met? Anyway, check it out and be sure to come back here to talk about it!

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Boba Fett Backs The Barge And So Should You!

Daniel Logan supports #backthebarge! Young Boba Fett himself pleads with Star Wars collectors to support this unprecedented campaign. If it’s good enough for Boba Fett, it’s good enough for you! #backthebarge!

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Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Stop by and check out the latest newsletter from JTA sponsor Brian’s Toys, including:

  • Special promotion ending soon!
  • New Sideshow and Anovos arrivals
  • Sideshow stormtrooper and Sabine Wren helmet preorders
  • Vintage loose vehicles
  • Star Wars eBay auctions

Click through for the full Newsletter!

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Walmart Exclusive Funko Pop Death Star 3-Pack In Stock!

For those Funko Pop! Collectors out there, the Walmart Exclusive Death Star 3-pack is now in stock. It’s a pretty neat little collection. I like Walmart’s 3-pack exclusives so far. Thanks to JTA reader and friend Charlie for the heads up!

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Back The Barge! - Bib Fortuna Needs A Ride

With special thanks to JTA reader Binary_Son for the artwork, here is your daily reminder to #backthebarge! Snap to it!

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TVC Wave 1 Up For Pre-Order In The UK

British etailer In Demand Toys has TVC Wave 1 up for preorder! You can pre-order a set of 6 figures for £79.99.
Check out their website here!

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The brick and mortar retail Toy Store apocalypse continues, this time in France. French JTA reader Patrice P. send us word of France’s #2 toy retailer in financial woes. Click through for Patrice’s translation summary of the article’s main points.

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Where Do You Buy Your Star Wars Toys?

Hello everyone! Today is audience participation time!
I would like to know where you buy your Star Wars action figures, vehicles and various other merchandise. This survey is meant to shed some light on various important details. Click here to read more!

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Found! Battle On Crait Four-Pack Hits TARGET!

Found! JTA reader Benjamin I. has found the Battle On Crait four-pack at his local TARGET in central Indiana. They’re beginning to hit brick and mortar now, folks!

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It’s now time to check out Luke Skywalker from the TARGET exclusive Collectible Figure And Cup collection. 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.

Luke Skywalker

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Packaged Images Of All New TBS6, TVC And Solo Products!

Foreign site www.blackseries.de has posted packaged images of new Star Wars stuff, all of which has been officially confirmed and revealed by Hasbro at Toy Fair last month. Check out the images and be sure to come back here and talk about it! This is where everyone publishing these images is getting their info from, so now you know too!!

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Toys R Us Reportedly Prepping For Liquidation

Yikes. It’s doesn’t look great, folks. Toys R Us appears to be prepping itself for liquidation. Bloomberg explains what’s going on so be sure to check out their article. I hope this doesn’t spell certain doom for their exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] Zuckuss figure, not to mention all of the employment loss here.

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4-LOM is tonight’s Visual Guide update, rounding out all of the bounty hunters from the famous Executor scene. Click below for a complete look at this Sideshow Collectibles Sixth Scale figure. Make sure to also visit our full review right here.

4-LOM - Sideshow Collectibles - Sixth Scale Figures

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This question came up a few times in various comments on Social Media. Will I be able to attach the cool deck cannon accessory that came with Nikto Gunner (BD23) and Vizam (TBS #17) to the rails of the sail barge? We asked Steve Evans directly in the comments section on one of our Instagram posts. The short answer? No. Here’s what he had to say…

The thickness of the deck railings weren’t thin enough to take the clip. But…. I’m seeing what we can do about it. One of the small benefits of Sharing with the fans at the beginning of the development process. No promises tho.

So, as of right now, you will just have to attach those cannons to your skiffs! And, I guess we won’t know if any changes are made to accommodate this on the barge itself until you BACK THE BARGE! You can view our full Instagram post here

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CRAZY Prices On Amazon For The Last Jedi Force Link Toys!

Holy Toledo! Check out the AMAZING pricing on a ton of Star Wars [The Last Jedi] Force Link products on Amazon.com!! The BB-8 2-In-1 Mega Playset is less than $70. Many Two-Packs and Deluxe sets are HALF OFF! Vehicles are going for a song and dance! Check out all of this sale GOODNESS!

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Big announcement! Jon Favreau has been selected to write and produce a Star Wars live-action series! StarWars.com has the full story!

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We’ll be interweaving some “old stuff” to playu catch-up. Let’s start with releases from the TARGET exclusive Collectible Figure And Cup collection. We begin with AnakinSkywalker. 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.

Anakin Skywalker

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Zuckuss is our next sixth scale addition to our Sideshow Collectibles Visual Guide. Click below for the full guide page. Make sure to also check out our full review on this figure.

Zuckuss - Sideshow Collectibles - Sixth Scale Figures

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The Star Wars Show Airs Deleted Scene from The Last Jedi

Today, the Star Wars show aired a deleted scene from The Last Jedi. Click through to watch.!

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It looks like fans will get another chance to add a sixth scale Jabba the Hutt & Throne to their collection in case they missed it the first time around. Sideshow is bringing this set back, with updated features. Click here to pre-order this set! This cost more than the barge… just sayin…

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Will Snoke Reappear In A Star Wars Movie?

Andy Serkis, who portrayed Supreme Leader Snoke in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, gave an interview to Entertainment Weekly. When asked about Snoke’s backstory and whether or not Snoke might be seen in another Star Wars movie, this is what Andy Serkis had to say:

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Two Cool Characters From The Empire Strikes Back!

I have always wondered if there was some link between General Veers and Princess Leia Organa, who looks absolutely divine in her Bespin Gown by the way. Although they never had contact with each other in The Empire Strikes Back, it seems something else elusive inextricably links them. I bet you six to one we’ll find out soon.

    

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John Williams Is Over The Sequel Trilogy Too!

Actually, we have no idea if he is over the Sequel Trilogy, but he is over making music for Star Wars beginning in 2019! Newsarama is reporting that John Williams will be leaving the Star Wars franchise next year. Special thanks to Martin M. for the alert to this story!

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Review: Zuckuss - 1:6 Scale Figure

The Sideshow Collectibles Zuckuss 1:6 Scale Figure is gorgeous. See why it is another must-have purchase 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.

Zuckuss

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Jabba Wants You To BACK THE BARGE!

Here is your daily harassment to Back the Barge! Special thanks to JTA reader Binary Son for this clever artwork.

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Dave Filoni and the cast of Star Wars Rebels talked with Entertainment Weekly about the explosive series finale, the future, who really voices Chopper, and honoring George Lucas through fearless storytelling. Head over to EW to read the full interview.

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The final two bounty hunters have finally been released in Sideshow Collectibles’ sixth scale line, and they are beautiful! Check out tonights Visual Guide update featuring Dengar. Click below for our full Visual Guide, and make sure to stop by and read our full review right here.

Dengar - Sideshow Collectibles - Sixth Scale Figures

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Topps has a new limited edition card set celebrating the Series Finale of Star Wars: Rebels. The Star Wars: Rebels Series Finale set is a Topps On Demand online exclusive, showcasing the most pivotal characters and special guest stars from the show. This set is only available for 2 weeks (or while supplies last). Click here for the set details and order page. 

   

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Novelization Out Today

The expanded edition of Star Wars: The Last Jedi is out today in hardback. Click here to order this on Amazon if you haven’t already!

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This is cool! Instagram user gorkoracing has images of unproduced super-articulated 3.75″ action figures. There apparently was supposed to be an Echo Base set produced including a revised Rebel Trooper and an all-new Probe Droid. He also lists that a new Death Star Gunner was part of the set, but I am certain he is mistaken. If you recall, JTA broke the news of the Death Star Gunner coming as part of the now-canceled The Black Series [Phase I] line as a basic figure for which we have insider information. (That Death Star Gunner basic figure release apparently never came to pass.) Hopefully, Hasbro gets all of this beautiful glory released in the relaunched The Vintage Collection! Special thanks to friend Victoria from Victoria’s Cantina for the alert!

      

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LEGO Revenue Down In 2017 By 8%

LEGO released its full year results for 2017 earlier today. And after more than a decade of constant growth LEGO saw its first revenue decline in 2017. Revenue was 5.8 billion USD, which is 8% less than 2016. Net profit was 1.7 billion USD, a 17% decrease.

This is what LEGO had to say about their Star Wars line: “LEGO Star Wars products, released in the second half of 2017, performed in line with expectations.”

Make of that what you will. The question is, what were their expectations? I think it’s safe to assume that LEGO Star Wars probably saw some decline, which would be in line for the overall trend for Star Wars toys in 2017.

Did you buy any of the TLJ LEGO sets last year?

You can read the full report here.

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Kylo Ren & Rey Forces of Destiny In Stock At HTS!

The long advertised Rey of Jakku and Kylo Ren Forces of Destiny 2-pack is finally now in stock at HasbroToyShop.com! Thanks to JTA reader & friend Charlie for the heads up!

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Review: Dengar - 1:6 Scale Figure

The Sideshow Collectibles Dengar 1:6 Scale Figure is fantastic. See why it is a must-have purchase 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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Back It Up! Back It Up! Beep! Beep! Beep!**

OK, I am angry* about two things this morning. And you wouldn’t like me when I am angry*. Firstly, I am angry* at my supposed friend Chris S. for alerting me to the horrific news that the HasLab Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) is now heading in the reverse direction for backers. (We lost everyone yesterday who backed and then some.) And I am angry* at Hasbro that they cannot make this thing with the backers who already signed up. It’s a sad turn of events when a vehicle of this magnitude cannot be produced for nearly 1.2 million dollars. I don’t know what to say, folks, I think it’s time to stick a fork in this.

*Subtweeters: I am not angry. (Readers: You have to explain things to them. Otherwise, they think you’re serious.)

**Headline is inspired by Seinfeld.

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Star Wars Rebels aired it’s last episode tonight, which means that we saw the final episode of Rebels Recon as well. Rebels Recon has been a wonderful companion series and this last episode is absolutely worth your time. During an interview for Rebels Recon, Filoni clarified the fate of two major characters. SPOILER WARNING. Click through to watch the full video! 

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Star Wars Rebels Series Finale Spoiler Discussion

After four seasons, Star Wars Rebels came to an end tonight. The 90 minute finale just wrapped up and we want to know what you thought! Feel free to discuss FULL SPOILERS from the series finale in the comment section of this post. Look for JTA’s review of the finale later this week!

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If you’re interested, the Battle On Crait multipack is available for order at TARGET.com. Special thanks to JTA reader Agustin for the alert!

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Tonight’s Visual Guide update continues to look at the S.H. Figuarts figures. Click below to check out Luke Skywalker (A New Hope), and make sure to read all of the details on this figure in our full review.

Luke Skywalker (A New Hope) - S.H. Figuarts

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ANOVOS Offers Second Version Of Sabine Helmet

ANOVOS reveals a second version of their Sabine Wren wearable helmet. Now you can get it in both the Season 2 or the Season 4 deco. Click here for their pre-order page. 

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Gamestop Exclusive ECCC Padme Amidala Pop In Stock!

For all you Funko Pop! fans or just Padme Amidala fans, Gamestop.com has the shared Emerald City Comic Con Padme Amidala Exclusive in stock.

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Dave Filoni Interviewed By Collider

Kristian Harloff of Collider interviewed David Filoni ahead of tonight’s Star Wars Rebels series finale.
While they do talk at length about Rebels and some of the creative processes Harloff also very openly asks about whether or not Filoni would be interested in doing live action. Filoni gives a somewhat non-committal reply but states his interest.
And then Harloff asks the big question: could David Filoni see himself getting more involved with the creative decisions at Lucasfilm, not just animation but on a much more general level. And yes, David Filoni says he’d be up for it.

Watch the whole 20+ minute inverview here. It’s well worth the time! And then come back and discuss! Would you like for David Filoni to be more involved with creative decisions at Lucasfilm? Would you like him to become creative head at Lucasfilm? Would you like for him to get a chance at a live action movie? It seems that Filoni is up for any of that. So it’s up to Lucasfilm to give him some more things to do.

 

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Steve Evans, and Hasbro. We think it’s great that you’re soliciting Instagram advice for The Vintage Conversation. Just keep in mind that there is a huge population of old people that don’t even know what Instagram is and a LOT of Instagram people think you’re asking questions for 6″ stuff (as well as asking for stuff that’s already been produced). Heck, I STILL feel dirty creating an account. Anyway, we thought this was worthy of front page news to get your attention. When it comes to playset ideas, you needn’t look further than Kenner’s Micro Collection of stunning and beautiful playsets for inspirations. If you make all four of these (three were produced, and one died on the concept/development table) in 3.75″ scale for The Vintage Collection, you will probably be hailed in a way that you possibly just cannot comprehend right now. This is how we need playsets to be: interactive, connecting and beautiful. The Kenner Micro Collection had the right approach, just the wrong size. Just make them extra “purty” with today’s technology, change a few things up and make TVC collectors elated with joy. Make it happen, please!

   
   

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The FINAL question for The Vintage Collection Conversation is here! “What are your top 3 3.75″ Star Wars environments/playsets you would like to be released in The Vintage Collection?”

Hasbro is collecting answers TODAY from their Instagram, so if you’ve missed any question get on over there and comment!

You can comment here to share your thoughts and provide some inspiration, but only comments posted on Instagram will be submitted to the Hasbro Development team. GO!

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The Hot Toys Princess Leia [Hoth] figure is beautiful. See why it is a must-have purchase 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.

Princess Leia [Hoth]

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And The Oscar Goes To...

Tonight the 90th Academy Awards were held in the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
Star Wars The Last Jedi was nominated for four Oscars. Star Wars actors Kelly Marie Tran, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill and the droid BB-8 were on stage. They presented the awards for Best Animated Short Film and Best Animated Feature Film. Click here to find out more!

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We here at JTA have done everything possible to “sell” Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) to you. (Oh, don’t worry, we will still be obsessively posting about it.) We offered ideas like selling your children, going into debt for it (you should have see all of the sub-tweeting on that one), and offered suggestions on how to circumvent the America/Canada-only ordering option. We don’t know what else to do. All we know is that at midnight we start the last 30 days countdown for this gorgeous item, and all we feel is angst and panic, just like Homer Simpson felt when he got stuck on that airplane to do missionary work in a foreign land. We’re NOT even half way there yet. Even Bon Jovi was half-way there. Don’t keep livin’ on a prayer! PLEASE BACK THE BARGE! Save us Jebus!

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Star Wars Rebels Review - Wolves And A Door ( S04E12)

“Wolves and a Door” introduced a lot of compelling ideas and featured two huge guest stars.  Ian McDiarmid returned to Star Wars for the first time since Revenge of the Sith and Malcolm McDowell made his Star Wars debut. Click the banner below to read the full review!

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Visual Guide Update - Han Solo - S.H. Figuarts

Our next Visual Guide update features the S.H. Figuarts Han Solo figure. Click below to check out our detailed guide page, and click here to check out our detailed review.

Han Solo - S.H. Figuarts

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Read An Exclusive Excerpt From "Last Shot"

If you haven’t had a chance to stop by and read the exclusive excerpt from Last Shot, make sure to check out StarWars.com. Last Shot is due out April 17. Click here to pre-order

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Review: Speeder Bike/Poe Dameron - RO - 12-Inch Figures

Would you also believe that Hasbro re-released the Speeder Bike/Poe Dameron 12-Inch Figure set in the Rogue One line? See it 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.

Speeder Bike/Poe Dameron

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Blatant Plagiarizing Or An Honest Oversight?

Remember those cool Solo: A Star Wars Story posters? Well, it looks like the artist that made them was “inspired” by a series of SONY music compilation CDs. You be the judge. Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Danny R. for the alert!

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Star Wars Rebels Review - DUME (S04E11)

Star Wars Rebels slowed down to properly address a devastating loss in “DUME.” Click the banner below to read JTA’s full review! 

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We are going to be adding a few more S.H. Figuarts figures to our Visual Guide, starting with Chewbacca (A New Hope). Click below to have a look at our full guide page. Make sure to also catch up on this figure in our full review.

Chewbacca (A New Hope) - S.H. Figuarts

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We have just learned something that may make the HasLab Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) a reality. JTA reader and friend has alerted us to a thread in the forums at Rebelscum. A reader from the UK has SUCCESSFULLY placed an order for the Sail Barge via MyUS.com. Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Nick N. for alerting us to this thread. Hopefully it can help out our UK readeship in some way. Click through for more.

UPDATE: MyUs.com was actually presented by JTA weeks ago. I just forgot about it. Apologies for the confusion. But another example can only help the cause!

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Hasbro's The Vintage Conversation Question 5

The fifth question for The Vintage Collection Conversation is here! “What are your top 3 existing 3.75″ Star Wars super-articulated Vintage Collection figures that you would like to see totally resculpted and re-released.”

You can comment here to share your thoughts and provide some inspiration, but only comments posted on Instagram will be submitted to the Hasbro Development team. GO!

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Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

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Brian's Toys

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Would you believe Hasbro re-released the Assault Walker/Riot Control Stormtrooper Sergeant 12-Inch Figure set in the Rogue One line? See it 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.

Assault Walker/Riot Control Stormtrooper Sergeant

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Add more troopers to your collection with the Hot Toys Stormtrooper (Jedha Patrol) (TK-14057) Sixth Scale figure, tonight’s Visual Guide update. Click below to check out our full guide page of this figure.

Stormtrooper (Jedha Patrol) (TK-14057) - Hot Toys - Sixth Scale Figures

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JTA Reader Russ T. Featured On Toys R Us' Fan Vault!

JTA reader and friend Russ T. has been featured on Toy R Us’ Fan Vault. They worked up a cool video on him and the video shows off his beautiful collection. Be sure to check it out!

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This is either (A) exciting news or (B) interesting news. Gregory Titus, artist for The Black Series line, has been bombarding his StarWars Art Gallery Twitter page with some great artwork he did for the line. Conspicuously obvious is the artwork for a Bantha and Tusken Raider package. Was this planned for the line? Is it still planned for the line? Only time will tell!! Special thanks to JTA reader Nathan M. for the alert!

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Hasbro's The Vintage Conversation Question 4

The fourth question for The Vintage Collection Conversation is here! “What are your top 3 existing 3.75″ Star Wars super-articulated figures that you would like to see newly presented on a Vintage Collection cardback?”

You can comment here to share your thoughts and provide some inspiration, but only comments posted on Instagram will be submitted to the Hasbro Development team. GO!

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First Look At Star Wars: The Last Jedi Deleted Scenes

Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive first look at five deleted scenes from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In addition to descriptions of these deleted scenes, EW also asked Rian Johnson about the scenes in question. The most noteworthy scene that was discussed focused on Luke and Leia mourning the death of Han Solo. Click through to read about the deleted scenes and the comments from Johnson!

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Jabba's Sail Barge: Now Available In Canada!

Dear Canada, you can now place your order for Jabba’s Sail Barge through HasLab! StarWars.com exclusively revealed that the Sail Barge will now be available for Canadian residents as well. Go and back the Barge! StarWars.com just posted an article that contains the exciting reveal in addition to a fantastic interview with Steve Evans and Joe Ninivaggi. The interview provides an in-depth look at HasLab, the creative process, and the Sail Barge itself. Click through to read the full article!

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Star Wars Rebels Review – Jedi Night (S04E10)

We’re back! The Star Wars Rebels series finale is just around the corner and JTA’s Rebels Reviews are finally here to discuss the latest batch of episodes. Click the banner below to read our full review of the explosive midseason premiere, “Jedi Night.”

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Let’s check out the web exclusive First Order Stormtrooper Heavy Gunner figure from the S.H. Figuarts line. 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.

First Order Stormtrooper Heavy Gunner

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Daisy Ridley gave an interview to the French Magazine Le Geek in which she revealed that J.J. Abrams did indeed write story drafts for Episodes VIII and IX.
However, when Rian Johnson started writing the script for The Last Jedi he apparently chose to completely ignore the draft and started from scratch.

Rian Johnson and J.J. Abrams

Here’s the direct quote from Ridley which was translated from French into English:

“Here’s what I think I know. J. J. wrote Episode VII, as well as drafts for VIII & IX. Then Rian Johnson arrived and wrote TLJ entirely. I believe there was some sort of general consensus on the main lines of the trilogy, but apart from that, every director writes and realizes his film in his own way. Rian Johnson and J. J. Abrams met to discuss all of this, although Episode VIII is still his very own work. I believe Rian didn’t keep anything from the first draft of Episode VIII.”

What are your thoughts? Would you have preferred Episode VIII which followed a draft written by Abrams? Of course, nothing is known about the draft. Maybe one day we’ll find out what could have been.

Read the full story at Star Wars News Net.

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Let’s look back at the Legacy Collection Battle Pack Duel on Mustafar for tonight’s Visual Guide update. Click below to check out the full set. You can also take a look back on this set in our full review.

Duel on Mustafar - Legacy Collection - Battle Packs

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Sad Porg Wants You! To buy Funko Pop! Figures

A new wave of The Last Jedi Funko Pop! Figures have been revealed on their website. Click through to see the figures you want in TVC already made in to Pop! Figures.

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Hasbro's The Vintage Conversation Question 3

Here you go! The third question for The Vintage Collection Conversation is here!
“What are your top 3 3.75” Star Wars vehicles you would like to be newly created for The Vintage Collection?”

You can comment here to share your thoughts and provide some inspiration, but only comments posted on Instagram will be submitted to the Hasbro Development team. GO!

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JTA Welcomes Two New Staff Members!

You may have seen some new names floating around our site lately. Jedi Temple Archives is thrilled to welcome Thomas Otto from Germany and Caleb Amos from the USA to our already fantastic team. Thomas and Caleb join Chuck Paskovics, Paul Harrison, Mike Taber and Colin Borden and they’re helping to round out our voice and presence in the Star Wars fan site community. Their unique perspectives and distinct voices have already enhanced our front page here. And we’re excited for what they will bring in the future. Please be sure to welcome them and say hello if you have the chance!

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Will The HasLab Sail Barge Campaign Be A Success?

Ever since Hasbro launched HasLab with its first campaign, Jabba’s Sail Barge, the question was: will it be a success? As of now the barge has 2,131 backers. Which accounts for 42.62% of the backers needed.
There are some stats we can use to see whether or not the campaign might reach its goal of 5,000 backers. Click here to find out more!

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New Japanese Teaser For Solo

There’s a new Japanese teaser for Solo! There aren’t that many new scenes, but see for yourself! (more)

UPDATE: The trailer seems to have geo issues and is no longer available. Make sure to click through to check out the new Japanese teaser poster.

UPDATE 2: Some audio takes for the new trailer are different. Some of the lines by Alden Ehrenreich have been redubbed and bring it closer to how Harrison Ford’s Solo might have sounded like.

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Review: Darth Vader - Star Wars Toybox (4)

The next wave of the Star Wars Toybox line picks characters from the Original Trilogy! Let’s check out Darth Vader from this very fun line of figures! 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.

Darth Vader

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