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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Topps Star Wars Galaxy 8 Coming November 2018

Topps’ longest running series gets a new release this November. Aside from the original Topps movie cards from the 70’s and 80’s, the Star Wars Galaxy series is by far my favorite, featuring unique art from across the Saga. This November, we get the latest in this series with its 8th release. Click below for the full Topps Solicitation.  

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Rumor Report: New Retailer Picks Up TBS6 [P3] Zuckuss

We have just learned via one of our sources that the former Toys R Us exclusive TBS6 [P3] Zuckuss has been picked up by a new retailer. Full details on this is rumored to be coming very soon!

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4-LOM is showing as able to order for $19.99 on Amazon, but some cannot add it to their carts. Good luck!

UPDATE: Go to other seller options to add it to your cart! Thanks to Ben I. for the tip!

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Chewbacca And His Life Debt

For a long time it was established EU canon that Chewbacca was freed by Han Solo and owed a life debt to him. While the Solo movie included many of the bullet points that define Han Solo’s past, no mention at all was made of the life debt. So, what does that mean? Click through for a discussion!

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Review: Death Squad Commander - SW - Vintage Kenner

We’ve finally reached the final figure from the Star Wars 12-Back series! Let’s check out the Death Squad Commander. He is a character that isn’t too screen-accurate, but not too many of us cared. He also experienced a significant name change before the end of the Kenner line. Check out this classic figure for which we STILL don’t have a modern Hasbro counterpart for and hope comes in The Vintage Collection soon! Enter our Research Droids Reviews and be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

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JTA reader Aric B. sends us images of new TARGET shippers arriving at stores. I have not seen these at any of my local stores. Interesting. This is the first I have heard of them or seen them. The design is a little outdated if you ask me.

    

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What's The Deal With The 6" 4-LOM?

Why is everyone in the world finding The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ 4-LOM except for me!? Congratulations go to JTA reader Henry M. who found this wonderful selection of 6″ figures at his local GameStop store. We have also been getting reports of this figure hitting TARGET with regularity too. Oh, and shipping notices are going out from Hasbro Toy Shop that this item arrived two-weeks earlier than expected! Nice! Good luck if you still need this bounty hunter too. If I had known that 4-LOM would be the most challenging figure of 2018 to acquire, I would have gotten him early from my source in Asia. Sigh.

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Just In Time For Solo: Rogue One The Pitch Meeting

YouTube Channel Screen Rant is clearly following the Hasbro playbook for perfectly timed releases and released their Rogue One pitch meeting video today!

And it’s really funny. I think we all need some fun now, so check it out! And don’t forget, it’s a parody, it’s meant to be lighthearted. Which doesn’t mean the video doesn’t have a kernel of truth in it. But see for yourself!

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Lucasfilm and men’s streetwear clothing line, Billionaire Boys Club, created a Star Wars-themed capsule collection in celebration of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Watch for the capsule to debut via Billionaire Boys Club’s web store and NYC flagship in June, with imagery of the full collection coming soon. Hypebeast has the full story.

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Review: Sand People - SW - Vintage Kenner

It’s now time to check out the Sand People figure. But why was his name plural? Check this vicious Star Wars villain out in our Research Droids Reviews and be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

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Even though Solo is currently in cinemas and dominates the news, there is some Episode IX tidbit today. Colin Trevorrow, who was originally slated to direct Episode IX, has recently given an interview to Empire Magazine. And while he did not go into details, he had at least something to say about his work for Lucasfilm and his version of Episode IX. And then Colin Trevorrow tweeted something that might let us all know what he thinks of current Star Wars. Mark Hamill chimed in too!  Click through for more details.

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Also Stocked: TVC's Han Solo (Bespin Outfit) + More!

tunghori also has the marvelous Han Solo (Bespin Outfit) in stock. He has added a few new figures and still has a ton of Jabba’s Sail Barge related figures still in stock! Check out his complete listings!

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If you want the Han Solo figure from the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon, but don’t want the ship or want to pay $100 for it, tunghori is selling the figure loose for only $9.99!

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Amazon has their pre-order page live for the upcoming The Black Series 6-Inch Enfys Nest & Enfys Nest’s Swoop Bike set. Click here to secure this set.

 

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What a coincidence! This store report is in perfect timing with today’s RDR! JTA moderator Sjefke found a bunch of The Black Series 40th Anniversary 6″ Jawas at his closing Toys R Us store. This should show Hasbro once again how even a beautiful assortment of figures like the vintage Kenner inspired 40th anniversary line can suffer when figures aren’t spread evenly over the case ratios. One new figure per case. No repeat. No carry-forwards. Figures that sell out before others should then be converted to a solid case assortment to kill scalping. it’s not rocket science. And it will work.

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Hasbro: New "Solo" Reveals; Official Images

Hasbro has officially revealed products that we have all known about for weeks now. Check out the full gallery on our Facebook page! The PRESS RELEASE can be read by clicking through as well.

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This is SO COOL! Shop Disney/Disney Store has just put up for order two new wind-up 3.75″ droids from Solo: A Star Wars Story. Imagine a four-pack of these without the wind-up features! The most amazing thing is that you get two new figures for less than $10! Place your order today! Special thanks to JTA reader Mike K. for the alert!

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Review: Jawa - SW - Vintage Kenner

Hasbro really hasn’t captured the magic of the vintage Kenner Jawa in the modern line. Come with us back in time and rediscover what made this action figure so special for us as kids and what still sets it apart today. Talk about it in our Research Droids Reviews and be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

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Solo: A Star Wars Box Office Story

The box office estimates for the Solo Memorial Day opening weekend are in. And they are not pretty. According to Boxoffice Mojo Solo had a 3-day opening weekend of $84.7 million and a 4-day opening weekend of $103 million. Which means Solo is the first live action Star Wars movie ever in danger of becoming a serious flop. What does that mean? What are the reasons? Click through for a discussion!

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Force Link A-wing Fighter And Pilot Revealed!

Retailer ActionFiguren24 has put up for order what they’re calling a Walmart exclusive Force Link A-wing Fighter and Pilot. Click through for the translation on their site. Special thanks to JTA reader Sven from Berlin for the alert!

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New The Black Series [Phase III] Val Image Surfaces

JA new image of The Black Series [Phase III] Val has surfaced on Instagram. Check it out!

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Guide Index Update: Topps Original Trilogy Widevision

We have another set of additions to our Topps Index, this time featuring the Widevision sets from the Original Trilogy. Click below for complete checklists for these 3 awesome sets.



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Happy Memorial Day! Thank You For Your Service!

Jedi Temple Archives would like to honor the American men and women who served our country and lost their lives doing so. We are grateful that they defended our many freedoms and rights.

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3.75" SA Snowtrooper Commander Hits eBay: New Weapon?

eBay seller tunghori has added The Black Series [Phase I] Snowtrooper Commander. But what appears odd to me is his weapon. Is that a new gun? It is different than the one that came with the figure a couple of years ago. Could his mean that (A) tunghori goofed or (B) this figure is coming in The Vintage Collection with a new blaster rifle? Special thanks to Greg G. and Scott M. for the alerts!

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Review: Han Solo - SW - Vintage Kenner

We’re returning to the vintage Kenner line. Let’s check out the Han Solo figure. Talk about him in our Research Droids Reviews and be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent memories with us!

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Unreleased Forces Of Destiny Padme Revealed!

A previously unrevealed Forces Of Destiny product has hit eBay, and it’s already going for crazy money. JTA reader Michael F. alerts us to a Padme Amidala based on her Episode I and Episode II outfits. It remains to be seen if this will make it out as Forces Of The Destiny has hit a wall at retail. It’s a beautiful set. Hopefully, it’s waiting in the wings somewhere.

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Movie Review - Solo: A Star Wars Story

Coming just five months after The Last Jedi was released in theaters, a new Star Wars movie has arrived. Solo: A Star Wars Story, the tenth live action Star Wars film to be released theatrically, had a notoriously troubled production but how did the final film turn out? Click the banner below to read JTA’s full review of Solo: A Star Wars Story. BEWARE: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS FULL SPOILERS.

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New Forces Of Destiny Episode Featuring Qi'Ra

The latest Forces of Destiny episode was released on Friday already – but maybe has flown somewhat under the radar due to some other Star Wars movie being released on that day. Anyway, check out “Triplecross”, it’s a fun episode featuring Qi’Ra, Hondo and IG-88. The ending is somewhat anticlimactic perhaps, but Hondo is fun as usual! Leave your thoughts in the comments!

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It’s beautiful! You’re going to love the Boba Fett (Animation Version) from The Star Wars Holiday Special. See why this one 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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It’s about $30 more than when it was first released, but the beautiful The Vintage Collection TIE Interceptor is in stock on Amazon with Prime for $79.99. (Get used to it. That’s how much these vehicles are going to cost going forward!) Special thanks to JTA reader Neil D. for the alert!

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The Cinemascore for Solo: A Star Wars Story

Cinemascore has released their score for Solo: A Star Wars Story. And it’s an “A-” What that means for Solo’s box office results? Click through to find out more!

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Gentle Giant revealed Han Solo (Corellia) and Chewbacca mini-busts from Solo: A Star Wars Story. They also have a bundle offer available if you want to purchase both of them together. Strange that they would choose Han Solo from Corellia for this release since he was not technically with Chewbacca at that point in time. Click below for the various order pages!

 

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Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Check out the lastest newsletter update from JTA sponsor Brian’s Toys

This weeks newsletter showcases a variety of items. The headliner is that we received a large quantity of Star Case 1, 2, 4, 5, & 6. These Star Cases will be a great option to protect your carded figures from damages in the future. Be sure to order a larger quantity to get a bigger discount! We have also continued our streak of adding modern AFA carded Star Wars and vintage loose/boxed Star Wars collectibles that will liven up any collection 🙂

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Forces Of Destiny Ahsoka Tano IN STOCK At Hasbro Toy Shop

The beautiful Ahsoka Tano from the Forces Of Destiny line is IN STOCK at Hasbro Toy Shop. See if you can still use promo code HANSOLO for 15% off and FREE shipping! Special thanks to JTA reader Mark for the alert!

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Hurry! Site sponsor Entertainment Earth is now offering the former Walmart exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75″ Elite Praetorian Guard singly for $12.99 each! These WILL NOT last long! Special thanks to JTA reader Scott M. for the alert!

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Review: Death Trooper Specialist - Premium Format Figure

The Death Trooper Specialist Premium Format Figure is nice, but it’s too expensive. Learn more about 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.

Death Trooper Specialist

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Here is a simple discussion that shouldn’t cause angst. Heck, who knows? Maybe it will. In our comments, tell us how old you were on May 25, 1977 — the day Star Wars was born. Feel free to use negative numbers if you weren’t even a thought yet!

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Topps Solo: A Star Wars Story Trading Cards Out Today

Topps’ latest set of trading cards is officially released today. Solo: A Star Wars Story trading cards hit hobby and retail outlets. We’ve also added the full checklist to our Topps Index for future reference. Happy hunting!

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It’s the last card from the Countdown to Solo: A Star Wars Story set, on sale for just 24 hours.   

Han on the Millennium Falcon – Countdown to Solo: A Star Wars Story – Card 25 of 25

 

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Early Box Office Trend For Solo

While the Memorial Day Weekend still lies ahead, there are already some early numbers for the Thursday screenings of Solo: A Star Wars Story. And they are the lowest numbers for a Disney Star Wars movie yet. Click through for details!

Update: Disney lowers box office prediction for Solo!

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Happy 35th Anniversary To Return Of The Jedi!

Happy 35th anniversary to Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi! It has the greatest cast of aliens of any Star Wars film. It’s my personal favorite and I am eternally grateful for Ewoks. Thank you for a wonderful finale, George Lucas!

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Happy 41st Anniversary To A New Hope!

Happy 41st anniversary to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope! We celebrated a landmark anniversary last year with this film, but every year is worth celebrating this monumental film. Thank you, George Lucas, for making one of the greatest films of our lifetime and showing us that you and/or your involvement is pivotal when it comes to the Star Wars timeline.

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Hasbro Pulses’ Instagram page reveals brand new figures in a smart marketing type of post in addition to teasing a yet unannounced figure! Val has been revealed as coming in The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ line. Check her out!

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Dorkside Toys: Enfy Nest & Speeder Bike Up For Pre-order

The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Enfys Nest & Speeder Bike set has been officially revealed before it’s embargo, so we’ve been instructed to show it now. JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys is one of the retailers that has it up for pre-order now! Place your order!

      

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Let’s look at the Darth Vader (Celebration III) exclusive 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.

Darth Vader (Celebration III)

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My Thoughts On "Solo: A Star Wars Story"

I just got back from Solo: A Star Wars Story. Do you want to know my thoughts on it? Are you ready for the mentally ill Twitter trolls to begin their cowardice and tell you and me how we SHOULD feel about it? Then click through for more!

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Hot Toys Sixth Scale Han Solo Pre-Order

Sideshow Collectibles has the pre-order page up for the newly announced Han Solo Sixth Scale Figure from Solo: A Star Wars Story. Click here for the deluxe version pre-order page! You can also pre-order the regular version here

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The long rumored Boba Fett standalone film is reportedly in development with a director attached to the project. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Logan director James Mangold will write and direct a Boba Fett standalone film for Lucasfilm. The Hollywood Reporter also states that Lucasfilm is developing several character focused standalone films, including the frequently discussed Obi-Wan Kenobi film. Stephen Daldry is reportedly still in negotiations to direct the potential Kenobi film. What do you think about this potential Boba Fett film and Lucasfilm’s apparent interest in a number character focused standalone films?  Do you think James Mangold would be the right choice to direct a Boba Fett film? Let us know! Head over to The Hollywood Reporter for the full story! 

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Solo:  A Star Wars Story officially opens on May 25th, but most hardcore fans around the world are seeing it on the many earlier screenings as we speak, and for the USA, tonight. If you are itching to discuss what you’ve seen then this is the page for you! We will be bringing you a full review of the movie in a few days (once we’ve had time to fully digest it after a few more viewings) to discuss the technical and analytical aspects of the film,  but use this article to release your energy and excitement for the filmFeel free to discuss ANYTHING you want about it! Post your thoughts, comments, reviews, and every spoiler-ridden comment you’ve been dying to scream out from the top of your lungs. Just please keep the discussion friendly and don’t attack others for their views! This is a spoiler-full safe zone! Team JTA is watching the movie RIGHT NOW, but you don’t have to wait for us to get started with the fun!

Warning: Expect every last spoiler from Solo: A Star Wars Story to be revealed here. You’ve been forewarned!

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Every weekday (no weekends), Topps will release a new card featuring imagery from the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Each card will only be on sale for just 24 hours, so Star Wars fans won’t want to miss out on this unique offering. 

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Solo: A Star Wars Story First Impression

The Solo movie will have midnight showings in the USA later tonight. In other parts of the world the movie was shown one day earlier. I saw the movie earlier this afternoon here in Germany. Is the movie any good? Will you enjoy the movie? I don’t know, but I can tell you what my first impression is. This will be mostly spoiler-free, if you know the trailers, you won’t be spoiled at all. A spoiler article will follow later tonight. Click through for my first impressions!

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We know that there will be both 3.75″ and 6″ Hasbro exclusives for SDCC this year. You saw my speculation on what the 3.75″ TVC exclusive might be (Doctor Aphra), but I also have thoughts on what the 6″ SDCC exclusive will be. (more….)

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To all of our readers, we hope you have fun communing with other Star Wars fans tonight to see Solo: A Star Wars Story. Be free to come to your own conclusions and feelings on the film. Whether you love or loathe the film, always let your opinion be the one that matters most to you. Remember, only Sith deal in absolutes. Boldly claim your freedom of thought, your freedom of expression and never allow monolithic ideologies dictate how you should view these films as a Star Wars fan. The early reports are stating that this is a FUN film. That’s what we need after the divisive The Last Jedi film. So, I hope you have fun tonight. Get ready to express your thoughts and feelings on the film tonight here with us. It’s going to be a great discussion! Thank you.

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Sellers have begun putting The Vintage Collection Imperial Combat Assault Tank on pre-order on eBay. Many have asked when this is arriving and the speculation has been “summer 2018”. Per this auction, it looks like July could be the month! Special thanks to JTA reader Gregory G. for the alert!

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Site wegotthiscovered.com has posted an intriguing, albeit unverified rumor about who the villain is in the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone film. If you’re not into spoilers, please stay away. And take all unconfirmed rumors as rumors until officially confirmed. Special thanks to friend Danny R. for the alert.

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Hot Toys Reveals Han Solo From Solo: A Star Wars Story

Hot Toys has just revealed a Han Solo one-sixth scale figure from Solo: A Star Wars Story. Check it out!

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Han Solo in carbonite block, Boba Fett, Emperor’s Royal Guards: they’re ALL coming in the S.H. Figuarts line. Dang. Other licensees should be trembling in their shoes now.

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S.H. Figuarts Jar Jar Binks!

Prequel Trilogy lovers have a new reason to rejoice. Jar Jar Binks is revealed for the S.H. Figuarts line!

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Thank the Maker! S.H. Figuarts wins the “bravery award” for tackling Ewoks in 6″ scale. Check out this scrumptious Wicket with log accessory. I need 25 of these. Keep the OT in focus, S.H. Figuarts. The other stuff is incidental. Also included here is the Jabba The Hutt S.H. Figuarts figure. It looks fun!

  

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S.H. Figuarts Emperor Palpatine In Throne Chair + More!

Multiple Chinese social networks are leaking images of incredible new Star Wars figures from S.H. Figuarts. Check out the gorgeous Luke Skywalker versus Darth Vader and Emperor in Throne Room chair. This is too much to take!

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S.H. Figuarts Reveals A Ton Of New Figures!

S.H. Figuarts has revealed a TON of new figures in their impressive line of hig-end collectibles. See a full gallery of only SOME of what was revealed today on our Facebook page!!

      

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UPDATE: 4-LOM At Hasbro Toy Shop

Pre-orders for The Black Series [Phase III] 4-LOM ARE LIVE! The figure ships June 14, 2018! THANKS TO ALL WHO WROTE IN! Use promo code HANSOLO for 15% off and FREE shipping.

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It’s our 9 YEAR ANNIVERSARY today in our Research Droids Reviews. Since May 24, 2009 we have brought you 3,288 reviews each and every day without interruption! Today we thank Tamashi Nations for providing us with our 9 YEAR ANNIVERSARY review sample: the Yari Ashigaru Stormtrooper from the Meisho Movie Realization 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.

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Awesome Plush Toy Sets Arrive At Walmart

I don’t know how long these new items have been out, but JTA reader and friend Russ T. sends us images of two cool new plush sets that arrived at his local Walmart a couple of days ago. I will kill for that cantina set.

   

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JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys is running their biggest sale ever on new The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figures. Check out how much you can save!

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This is quite unbelievable, but Amazon is taking/accepting pre-orders for the upcoming The Vintage Collection Scarif Stormtrooper, Princess Leia (Boushh Disguise), Yak Face and Klaatu (Skiff Guard Outfit) figures! Hurry before the pre-orders sell out! I successfully placed my order. Special thanks to rivesjunctionite for the alert!

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Every weekday (no weekends), Topps will release a new card featuring imagery from the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Each card will only be on sale for just 24 hours, so Star Wars fans won’t want to miss out on this unique offering. 

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The Star Wars Show Features Two New TBS6 [P3] Figures

The Star Wars Show takes a few moments to discuss The Black Series [Phase III] action figures with the actors who played the characters! Check it out! Special thanks to Cybereye for the alert!

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Hasbro Toy Shop Adds TBS6 [P3] 4-LOM Product Page

Hasbro Toy Shop has FINALLY added the product page for The Black Series [Phase III] 4-LOM figure. IT’S NOT IN STOCK at the moment, but you may want to keep an eye on it. You know how this works now. Special thanks to JTA reader Agustin for the tip!

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Review: Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi - SW - Vintage Kenner

It’s now time to review the vintage Kenner Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi figure. Let’s talk about him in our Research Droids Reviews and be sure to add to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this particular figure in our comments with other readers. We want everyone to share their life-changing vintage Kenner experiences in these focused reviews!

Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi

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The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society (PSWCS) and The ARC of Pennsylvania have teamed up to produce Luke Skywalker charity medallions, which are now available to purchase. This exclusive collectible has a limited run, so be sure to get yours today. Each medallion is $12.50 shipped in the US (international shipping available) and all proceeds benefit The ARC of Pennsylvania. 

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Every weekday (no weekends), Topps will release a new card featuring imagery from the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Each card will only be on sale for just 24 hours, so Star Wars fans won’t want to miss out on this unique offering. 

At Dryden Vos’ Gathering – Countdown to Solo: A Star Wars Story – Card 22 of 25

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Solo Movie Budget Is Higher Than For The Force Awakens

Variety put their Solo cover story online earlier today. It’s a behind the scenes report about the troubled production of the movie. Not that many entirely new things can be learned from the article, but one detail is noteworthy. Click through for more details!

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Are You Kidding Me? $21.99 For THAT!?

tunghori has restocked the Elite Praetorian Guard but it’s now $21.99 Madness! Special thanks to JTA readers Craig P. and Thomas P. for the alerts!

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Everything Wrong With Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Popular YouTube Channel “CinemaSins” has finally released their take on The Last Jedi.
Their overall total Movie Sins counter for the movie is 121. Now remember, this is all in good fun! So, just in time before Solo takes over completely, one last reminder of the Star Wars movie from only six months ago. Have fun with the 20+ minute video!

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New SH Figuarts Star Wars Figures Teased!

SH Figuarts will for the first time show The Last Jedi Luke Skywalker (Crait) and a Revenge of the Sith Yoda at the Tamashii Comic-Con this weekend! So it seems SHF will beat Hasbro to the punch once more when it comes to making a TLJ version of Luke! But I am especially excited for Yoda, since the Hasbro version may have a good sculpt, but it’s too tall and the facial paint apps leave much to be desired! We will post photos once they become available!

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New Hasbro Toy Shop PROMO CODE

There’s a new Hasbro Toy Shop promo code in town for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Get 15% off AND FREE shippinh by using HANSOLO at checkout!

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Yakety Yak, I'm Talking Back, Hasbro!

I just noticed a small issue with the HasLab exclusive Yak Face figure that is arriving in 2019. As a vintage purist, I want my modern counterparts to be as accurate as possible. Don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly appreciated the updated image on the card back for Ponda Baba (Walrus Man), but I still want that “sketch-enhanced” version too. Look carefully at the HasLab mock-up figure of Yak Face, and then look at the original Kenner figure? Do you notice something different? (It’s NOT the figure.)

    

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Review: Stormtrooper - SW - Vintage Kenner

Let’s check out the vintage Kenner Stormtrooper. It was a necessary figure, but was it the best Kenner could do at the time? Let’s talk about this figure in our Research Droids Reviews and be sure to add to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner experiences with us!

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We all know that Toys R Us in the USA is liquidating their inventory, but JTA reader Jason A. sends us a disconcerting image. His local store received a literal palet of Legacy Packs from The Black Series [Star Wars 40] line. How many of these bleeping things did they make? Can we expect more stuff like this to show up? Will the solid cases of Darth Revan finally arrive? Right now these sets are marked down to $23.99, but many other retailers have already cleared these out for $10 or less per pack. Is this a testament to how small our community is, or is it more of a testament to how lousy distribution is?

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Every weekday (no weekends), Topps will release a new card featuring imagery from the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Each card will only be on sale for just 24 hours, so Star Wars fans won’t want to miss out on this unique offering. 

Quay Tolsite – Countdown to Solo: A Star Wars Story – Card 21 of 25

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Hurry! The Black Series [Phase III] Qi’ra is IN STOCK at Hasbro Toy Shop! Thanks to Agustin for the email!!

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Happy 38th Anniversary To The Empire Strikes Back!

It’s unbelievable we have reached the 38th anniversary of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back! It’s revered as the greatest Star Wars film of all time, but then there are many fans who feel differently about that too. Hoth, Bespin, Dagobah – three new worlds that introduced us to a bevy of new characters. It will truly stand the test of time.

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Review: Darth Vader - SW - Vintage Kenner

Here he is! He’s the whole purpose for the stories told in the Prequel Trilogy and Original Trilogy. And no villain-turned-hero will ever come close. In toy form, he started out as the vintage Kenner Darth Vader figure. And this figure in incapable of losing its charm. Check out this figure in our Research Droids Reviews and be sure to add to the conversation. Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner experiences with us!

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Pop-Chips: The New Snack You're Looking For!

I received a surprise personalized box in the mail over the weekend from Pop-Chips, a new popped potato snack which is available and will be featured at theaters for the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story. They’re pretty good! They’re like a Cheetos with a more mild flavor and thicker crunch. Click the images below to see what I received! Learn more at popchips.com! We thank Pop-Chips for sending us this delicious sample and two Black Ticket coupons for AMC theaters!

    

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Review: See-Threepio (C-3PO) - SW - Vintage Kenner

The vintage Kenner See-Threepio (C-3PO) figure is another universal favorite. And most fans love him because of his vac-metalized finish. Check out this figure in our Research Droids Reviews and be sure to add to the conversation. Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner experiences with us!

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Here’s another early look at an upcoming The Black Series [Phase III] exclusive! This time, we are adding the shared exclusive Clone Commander Wolffe 6-Inch figure to our Visual Guides. Click below for the full Visual Guide page, and click here to have a look at our detailed review.

Clone Commander Wolffe - The Black Series [Phase III] - Six Inch Exclusives

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As per HasLab’s Exclusive Update #1, Hasbro added additional areas to the rails on Jabba’s Sail Barge to accept the existing cannon that came with both 2009’s LC Nikto Gunner [Nysad] (BD23) and 2013’s TBS [P1] Vizam (#17) figures, something JTA specifcially asked about at Toy Fair this year. As expected, the figures are selling out on the aftermarket so collectors can secure these accessories now. There are still a few on eBay (and Amazon), so you might want to see if you can secure one too. Some of the eBay aucions are completely untouchable, but you can find some loose sample for a great deal. It’s always possible that Hasbro can reissue either figure in The Vintage Collection, but why take the risk??

    

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who plays L3-37 in the Solo movie, was on the Graham Norton show and talked a bit about her audition for the role. It turns out that a) she had never seen a Star Wars movie before (which David Tennant who’s also a guest finds incredible) and b) didn’t even know what a droid is until she found out in the audition that a droid is some kind of “robot”. But still, she won the audition. Check out the clip! It’s really fun the way she tells it. Oh, and please don’t get too distracted by Phoebe’s dress!

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Happy 13th Anniversary To Revenge Of The Sith!

Happy 13th anniversary to Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith! It ended a Star Wars era, and we were told it was the last Star Wars film ever. Little did any of us know the saga would return a decade later in an entirely different light. Imperfect, but fun and emotional, it showed us step by step how Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader.

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The SH Figuarts Singapore Fan Club Facebook page has posted an album with photos of the brand new SH Figuarts The Last Jedi Luke in his island hermit outfit. Most people overseas will still have to wait a while before the figure arrives in the mailbox. Click through for a sneak peek at the figure.

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Happy 19th Anniversary To The Phantom Menace!

Happy 19th anniversary of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace! For many, the film has aged like fine wine. Others beg to differ. This particular May 19th it celebrates 19 years in Star Wars fandom!

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Let’s check out the Clone Commander Wolffe 6″ figure which is a shared exclusive at three retailers! 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.

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First Plot Synopsis For Obi-Wan Stand Alone Movie

Now take this with a grain of salt (or maybe two) but website TMZ says they have obtained a copy of a production bulletin for the Obi-Wan stand alone movie. Click through for some details!

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We have an early look at the amazing The Black Series [Phase III] 6-Inch Target exclusive Gamorrean Guard, tonight’s Visual Guide Update. Click below to check out our fully detailed Visual Guide, and be sure to check out extensive details and discussion on this figure in our full review.

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Every weekday (no weekends), Topps will release a new card featuring imagery from the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Each card will only be on sale for just 24 hours, so Star Wars fans won’t want to miss out on this unique offering. 

Mining Droids in the Control Room – Countdown to Solo: A Star Wars Story – Card 20 of 25

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You probably didn’t get this email, because Hasbro Toy Shop isn’t even aware of it at the moment, but there is an exclusive update to the HasLab Jabba’s Sail Barge. Special thanks to our friends at BanthaSkull for forwarding their email to us!

      

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Review: Gamorrean Guard - TBS6 [P3] - TARGET Exclusive

And here is the full review of The Black Series [Phase III] Gamorrean Guard 6″ figure. Learn everything you want to know about 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.

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TBS [P3] 3.75" Princess Leia Ceremonial Figure On eBay

eBay seller tunghori has a limited amount of Princess Leia Organa [Ceremonial] figures in stock. Special thansk to JTA reader Scott M. for the alert!

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The Vintage Collection - A Comprehensive Overview

JTA presented a detailed breakdown of the 6 in Black Series a few days ago. Now it’s time to look at The Vintage Collection. The line was only resurrected a few weeks ago, time to look at the line as a whole. How many figures are there? How many exclusives? How does TVC compare with the Black Series? Click through to find out everything you want to know about TVC!

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How About An Instant The Black Series 6" Collection?!

Do you want an instant The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ collection including some exclusives?! Here is one that starts at $1849! Special thanks to JTA reader Cybereye for the alert!

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Our final Visual Guide update for Star Wars [Solo] wave 2 basic figures is Kylo Ren. Click below to have a look at our full Visual Guide, and click here to check out our detailed review.

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Every weekday (no weekends), Topps will release a new card featuring imagery from the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Each card will only be on sale for just 24 hours, so Star Wars fans won’t want to miss out on this unique offering. 

Qi’ra and the Capes – Countdown to Solo: A Star Wars Story – Card 19 of 25

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After their greatest Toy Fair Presentations in five years, I’m holding Hasbro to a higher standard to what each convention event should reveal. I jogged my memory and remembered 2011’s San Diego Comic Con was one of their many highlights from the past. (Check out the slide presentation gallery by click thing image below.) I hope that this year’s 2018 SDCC event will take the necessary strides forward to mimic the best presentations of years’ past. Great things are in store, but we want to see the signs of that proof now. So Hasbro, please make this year’s SDCC event the greatest in five years too!

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Have You Ever Wanted to Be an Action Figure?

I certainly have! Dark Side Toys announces Dark Side Creations: 3D printed custom heads for 3.75″ action figures. Click through for their announcement!

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We've Had Chewbacca Mom. Is Yoda Mom Next?

Uh-oh. Can we expect a viral Yoda Mom video next? JTA reader Driftgear alerts us to a previously unannounced role-play item: an electronic Yoda Mask with moving mouth on eBay! Orders yours today!

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Sponsor Announcement: TVC Wave 17 Deals At Dorkside Toys!

Are you looking for some great deals on single The Vintage Collection figures? JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys has select figures for $8.99 each!

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Review: Kylo Ren - SW [S] - Force Link 2.0

Did you know that the Kylo Ren figure from the Star Wars [Solo] line is all-new? Check it out in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

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Update: I Goofed. Kylo Ren is NOT an all-new figure. Please see updated review for details.

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JTA sponsor Big Boy Collectibles writes in with their latest news…

Hello Jedi Temple Archives, just wanted to let everyone know that wave 17 of the Star Wars The Vintage Collection 3.75 inch figures are now in-stock. 

We also have the Star Wars Salacious Crumb Vintage Kenner Action Figure & Star Wars Hookah Pipe and Slave Collar Kenner Accessory Set.

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We also have a sneak peek look for you at the Barnes & Noble/Disney Store/GameStop shared exclusive Clone Commander Wolffe figure from The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ line. Fans of The Clone Wars are inevitably going to fall in love with this figure, but I think it misses a few small marks. The approach of this figure feels like Hasbro was going for a hybrid appearance of his phase I and phase II armor (although clearly intended to be phase II) as reusing parts can sometimes muddy these defining waters. The all-new portrait is fantastic. His gross milky eye is perfection, as is the scar above and below it. The Wolfpack deco is beautiful and cleanly applied on his armor, and the articulation system is nothing out of the ordinary. The review is coming soon, but you can check out the full gallery and other things now!

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Hot Wheels Concept Starships Series Photos

A while back it was discovered that Hot Wheels would be releasing a series of Starships recreating the original concept vehicles that were drawn up for the original Star Wars. Just a couple days ago I found more images in a Facebook group and felt it was time to share. Click through to see more photos.

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Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

JTA sponsor Big Bad Toy Store checks in with their latest pre-orders and new arrivals. Click through for the full newsletter

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The May Solo: A Star Wars Story themed Smuggler’s Bounty box has arrived. Spoiler’s apply. Click through at your own risk!

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Supreme Leader Snoke makes his way to the basic figure line in wave 2 from the Star Wars [Solo] line. Click below to check out our Visual Guide addition. Make sure to also read our full review.

Supreme Leader Snoke - Star Wars [Solo] - Basic Figures

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Well, here it is folks. The glamorous Gamorrean Guard from The Black Series [Phase III] line is here, and we have a sneak first look peek at him for you. The figure is eerily similar to The Vintage Collection Gamorrean Guard (VC21) figure in that it’s not 100% perfection, but you’re not going to care. The Gamorrean Guard hits all of the sweet spots you’d expect from a premium Star Wars collectible. The paint operations are generally excellent, although he has a weird brown stripe going up his snout. Hasbro did an excellent job on the fine paint details on the figure face because they cannot utilize “photorealistic” technology on aliens as explained. The helmet is NOT removable. But this is a good thing. It stays in place as required and helps when displaying him in your collection. The soft-goods skirt is silky and luxurious. It’s an incredible fabric they’ve utilized, and you’re going to love it too. The Gamorrean Guard comes with a hinge-jointed lower jaw which is nice, but unnecessary. Just like the Admiral Ackbar figure before him, the combination of a ball-socket head with a hinge-jointed jaw severely inhibits the head movement. His “groin area” is a bit hollow. I know that sounds strange, but you’ll have to see it for yourself to understand what I mean. It feels a tad cheap, honestly. The rest of the figure and its articulation are divine. Check out our sneak peek now and be sure to come back soon for the full review!

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Star Wars Celebration Is Heading To Chicago In 2019

It was announced on The Star Wars Show that Star Wars Celebration is heading to Chicago for its twentieth anniversary in 2019. The event will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago on April 11-15, 2019. Tickets will go on sale June 5 at noon CST at starwarscelebration.com. Head over to StarWars.com for all of the details!

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Every weekday (no weekends), Topps will release a new card featuring imagery from the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Each card will only be on sale for just 24 hours, so Star Wars fans won’t want to miss out on this unique offering. 

At the Kessel Spice Mines – Countdown to Solo: A Star Wars Story – Card 18 of 25

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The Wampa/LukeSkywalker (Hoth) set is ALSO in stock at Hasbro Toy Shop. You know you want it! Special thanks to Mark for the alert!

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Hurry! You can pre-order the second wave of Force Link 2.0 5POA figures including Princess Leia (Hoth Outfit) for a June 14th arrival at Hasbro Toy Shop! Special thanks to JTA readers Avery M. and Scott M. for the alerts. You can order Moloch, Princess Leia (Hoth), Kylo Ren and Supreme Leader Snoke. Or click HERE to place your order.

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Happy 16th Anniversary To Attack Of The Clones!

Happy 16th anniversary to Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones! How a proper edit with an extended Battle of Geonosis segment and the removal of “Titanic in Space” will help you out much. Still, many can see your charm now since we can put things into better perspective. Feel free to share your memories and experience of this film in our comments.

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Best Dressed: Thandie Newton

Is this a first?! Thandie Newton wore an exclusive Vivienne Westwood Couture which feature’s some of her Star Wars collection. Look at all of those Hasbro figures on her exquisite dress! Too bad they’re not the super-articulated ones! I jest! Check it out at Redcarpet-FashionAwards.com.

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To celebrate the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, New Zealand Mint is offering their special Ultra High Relief 2oz Silver Coin featuring Han Solo at 20% off the RRP until 31.05.18. To get yours, go to the NZ Mint website and use the code SOLO at the checkout. Click through for more details.

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Review: Supreme Leader Snoke - SW [S] - Force Link 2.0

It’s time to look at the basic figure version of Supreme Leader Snoke, which is more different than you probably imagine it is. 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.

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Emilia Clarke Talks About Solo Directorial Change

Variety posted a short interview clip with Emilia Clarke on their YouTube Channel earlier tonight. And Emilia revealed a few things about how she (and probably the rest of the cast) felt when Lord & Miller were replaced by Ron Howard. According to Emilia Ron Howard took the cast from “what are we doing???” to “a place of such ease and comfort and fun”. So when Lord & Miller were still directors there was no ease, comfort and fun? And nobody knew what they were doing? Interesting! But see for yourself!

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Visual Guide Update - Moloch - Star Wars [Solo]

Next up for the Star Wars [Solo] basic figure wave 2 Visual Guide updates is Moloch. Click below to check out our full guide page, and if you’ve not yet checked out our review, make sure to stop by and give it a read.

Moloch - Star Wars [Solo] - Basic Figures

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Every weekday (no weekends), Topps will release a new card featuring imagery from the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Each card will only be on sale for just 24 hours, so Star Wars fans won’t want to miss out on this unique offering. 

In the Den of the White Worms – Countdown to Solo: A Star Wars Story – Card 17 of 25

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Professional reviews for Solo: A Star Wars Story were released earlier tonight. Rotten Tomatoes has updated its page for Solo and now shows the Tomatometer: What does it say? Click through for more.

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The Black Series - A Comprehensive Overview

The Hasbro Black Series is fast approaching its fifth anniversary. The line was launched in 2013 and the latest wave of figures for the Solo movie is in stores at the moment. I thought this was a good time now to look at the Black Series as a whole. This comprehensive overview will give you all the details you ever wanted to know. How many figures? How many heroes and villains? Click through for a detailed look at the Black Series!

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JTA reader Mike R. alerts us that the Entertainment Weekly Ultimate Guide To Solo issue is worthy of your money and time. He sends us a couple of images from it, including the screen version of the Kessel Guards which we believe, haven’t been seen until this issue. Check out the thumbnails below.

   

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Wow! And here is the Scarif Stormtrooper assortment! You get THREE of them in this case! 3x Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader, 3x Captain Cassian Andor, 2x Imperial Death Trooper, 2x Sergeant Jyn Erso, 1x General Lando Calrissian, 1x Admiral Ackbar. Too bad there are too many other unnecessary figures in this case. Pre-order at Entertainment Earth now! By the way, is it just me, or is the absolute most inopportune time to put these up for pre-order. Half of this case will directly compete with The Vintage Collection repacks!

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Wo! Our “rumor” report from last summer has finally come to pass. Although this was expected much earlier in the year, select waves of figures from th failed Walmart exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75″ super-articulated line has finally become avaialble to online retailers. Orders were solicited mnths and months ago for these figures by online retailers, but their orders were never cancelled (the last we heard). Now, Entertainment Earth has put the final wave of figures up for pre-order on their site. Special thanks to JTA reader Agusin for the alert!

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Review: Moloch - SW [S] - Force Link 2.0

Do you know about Moloch and his hidden feature? It’s a pretty cool action figure. See why you’ll want one 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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Another behind the scenes featurette for Solo: A Star Wars Story was released earlier today. It gives a brief glimpse into the work of the director of photography, hair and make-up designers, special creature effects and costume designer. It’s only a minute or so and well worth your time! Check it out! And click through for a few screenshots from the featurette.

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Wave 2 from the Star Wars [Solo] basic figure line is hitting shelves, and tonight we have Princess Leia Organa as our Visual Guide update. Click below to have a look at our full guide page. You can also read our full review on this figure right here.

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Every weekday (no weekends), Topps will release a new card featuring imagery from the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Each card will only be on sale for just 24 hours, so Star Wars fans won’t want to miss out on this unique offering. 

Beckett on the Snowy Plains of Vanor-1 – Countdown to Solo: A Star Wars Story – Card 16 of 25

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Hurry! We don’t know if this means that the Elite Praetorian Guard will become part of The Vintage Collection or not, or if eBay superseller tunghori has finally located his stash, but get it before it’s gone! Special thanks to JTA reader Scott M. for the alert!

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Hasbro: please help a community out once again. This is the ONLY version of Shasa Tielon the market today. It’s a Micro Machines figure for Pete’s sake! (I thought I saw a LEGO mini figure yesterday, but it seems to have disappeared). This character is prominent both in Jabba’s palace as well as The Khetanna. So please make this figure a reality for The Vintage Collection? She would make a great release and we need more female aliens in our collections! They’re not complete without her!

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Sainsbury’s (a supermarket chain in the UK) have Star Wars [The Last Jedi] 3.75″ figures for sale. What’s interesting at this particular location, however, is that the male characters are on the shelf with a full £11 price tag. But the female characters are ‘reduced to clear’ at £7.33! Someone needs to do something about this. The female characters of Star Wars deserve the same higher MSRP as their male counterparts. Special thanks to JTA reader Shoretrooper for this disconcerting turn of events.

    

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Harrison Ford Crashes Alden Ehrenreich's Interview

Harrison Ford “crashes” Alden Ehrenreich’s interview and exclaims “Get out of my life!” Check it out at MSNBC!

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JTA reader and friend Matthew Sebastian W. from Hong Kong China also sends us great close-up images of the China TRU exclusive multipack with holographic Maz Kanata. We have images of the front and back of the packaging. MSW also lets us know that this pack converts to $55 USD. Yikes! Check it out

    

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JTA reader and friend Matthew Sebastian W. from Hong Kong China sends us better images of the “yet unannounced” Stormtrooper *with blaster effect) TRU exclusive (not in the USA). MSW also lets us know that this pack converts to $34 USD. Reasonable.

    

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She may be simply articulated but she is one of the nicest sculpts of a cold-weather Princess Leia Organa action figure we have received to date. See why you’ll probably need her 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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In what seems like something that’s out of the blue, multiple sellers on Amazon have the Walmart exclusive TBS6 [P3] Kylo Ren (Throne Room) figure for around $23. (Be sure to check all sellers for the best deal.) What’s interesting about this is all of the complaints that this figure never showed up at many collectors’ local Walmart stores. Now it’s on Amazon for cheaper than Walmart is selling it.

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Hasbro: please help a community out. This is the ONLY version of a Tonnika Sister on the market today. It’s a Micro Machines figure for Pete’s sake! We know you can make ONE of the characters now, so please do it for The Vintage Collection? She would make a great Hasbro Toy Shop exclusive (or something) too! She is an iconic addition to our cantina dioramas. It’s not complete without her!

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As much as many of us like to criticize eBay for all of the “evil” people who sell on there, it has proven to be a great gauge for what Star Wars items go for on the aftermarket. In a very short moment of downtime, I curiously searched for three Star Wars characters (their respective action figures) across three definitive periods of collecting eras. I tried to pick characters of equal prominence but gave the Sequel Trilogy an advantage with a more popular “B” character. First I searched for the classic vintage Kenner Walrus Man (of which there are hundreds). Then I jumped to our modern era of Sequel Trilogy collecting and decided to choose Maz Kanata randomly. Once again, there are hundreds of her available as well (hundreds of each scale). Then I jumped to a random point in time during the Golden Age of Collecting and chose The Vintage Collection’s Wooof action figure. There are less than a dozen. (more….)

      

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Review: Chewbacca - SW - Vintage Kenner

The vintage Kenner Chewbacca figure is a universal favorite. The figure was reissued throughout the entire Kenner run. Check out this figure in our Research Droids Reviews. Please add to the conversation and reminisce with us as we talk about our life-changing vintage Kenner experiences. We want to hear your childhood stories and more too!

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Tonight’s Visual Guide update focuses on the Sideshow Collectibles Sixth Scale Snowtrooper Commander. Click below to check out our full Visual Guide page.

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Well, it goes without saying that 5POA is generally NOT OK, but Hasbro is making it easier and easier to refute that argument. The lastest Force Link 2.0 wave 2 figures are showing once again that this format is getting better and better and the sculpts (and their seamlessness), likeness, features and articulation are getting infinitely better when compared to how they were when this format “restarted in 2013. Princess Leia Organa is the best modern version of the vintage Kenner Leia Organa (Hoth Outfit) we have now. Sorry, it pains me to say it too, but it’s true. The proportions and likeness are stunning. The new weapon is perfect, and the details are unprecedented for this version of Princess Leia Organa in action figure form. Aside from some sloppy paint operations, this figure is gorgeous. Somethin’s coming over the latest Solo figure. Moloch’s got a secret. The figure has a “hidden” removable mask and reveals a cool character that resembles a skesis from The Dark Crystal. This character also doesn’t have feet and has a wormlike body (details shown in our photo gallery). Check out these first look sneak peeks and come back when the reviews go live SOON!

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Review: Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) - SW - Basic

We’re continuing to add the fabulous vintage Kenner Star Wars action figures to our Research Droids Reviews. Let’s continue the momentum with the Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2). Please reminisce with us as we talk about our life-changing vintage Kenner experiences.

Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)

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Our Disney Toybox section gets an update this evening with the addition of Princess Leia Organa (7) to the Visual Guides. Click below for a complete look. Make sure to also read our full review right here.

Princess Leia Organa (7) - Disney - Star Wars Toybox

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Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Check out the latest newsletter update from JTA sponsor Brian’s Toys

In this weeks newsletter, our customers will see more AFA Modern Graded Figures. These figures are great for collectors who want to add graded items to their collection without paying a high price to do so. We also have some exciting new licensed artwork that can help liven up someone’s home along with newly added preorders! Another addition to our newsletter are newly released vintage style items. One is Salacious Crumb who appears next to Jabba the Hutt and the other is Jabba’s Pipe and Slave Collar.

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Every weekday (no weekends), Topps will release a new card featuring imagery from the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Each card will only be on sale for just 24 hours, so Star Wars fans won’t want to miss out on this unique offering. 

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New Millennium Falcon And Figure Set Hits Disney Parks

JTA reader and friend Mario M. sends us an image of a new miniature-sized Millennium Falcon that has been put out at Disneyland theme parks in CA. It looks pretty great.

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Another report! Wave 2 of the Star Wars [Solo] Force Link 2.0 wave has also been found at TARGET in Southern NJ! Special thanks to JTA reder Jason D. for the alert!

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Not much is known about Jon Favreau’s recently revealed live-action Star Wars TV series, but Favreau revealed a few key details to Nerdist. The series will be set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, and more specifically seven years after the Battle of Endor.  Favreau also revealed that series will focus on new characters and will employ cutting edge technology that is similar to the technology he used to bring characters to life in his 2016 The Jungle Book remake and upcoming Lion King film. Click through to read the report from Nerdist!

UPDATE: In the full interview by Nerdist, Favreau actually says that the show will take place 7 years after the Battle of Yavin, putting it 3 years after Return of the Jedi

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Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote Solo: A Star Wars Story. Both Ehrenreich and Glover showed off clips that should get even the most pessimistic of us excited. In addition, they talked about what its like to take over these iconic roles and the advice they got from Harrison Ford and Billy Dee Williams. Apparently Ford’s advice involved complaining about Ewoks while Billy Dee kept it simple (and charming as always). Click through to watch the interviews!

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First Reactions To Solo: A Star Wars Story

Following the world premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story, the first reactions to the film have begun to show up online. Unsurprisingly, Donald Glover’s portrayal of Lando received universal praise from the attendees who have shared their thoughts so far. Several attendees also praised Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s performance as L3. But what about Han Solo? The early word of mouth is largely positive, although some admitted that it takes time for Alden to find his footing and for your brain to adjust to seeing someone besides Harrison Ford play Han Solo. The most common takeaway from these early reactions seems to be that this film is fun first and foremost. Premiere reactions are almost always universally positive, so as usual take them with a grain of salt. Head over to Nerdist to read through the early reactions yourself!

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Found! Force Link 2.0 Wave 2 Basic Figures Hit Meijer!

Yes! Wave 2 of the Star Wars [Solo] Force Link 2.0 wave has been found at Meijer in Mishawka Indiana! They’re out there folks! Special thanks to JTA reader Mark H. for the report!

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Review: Princess Leia Organa - Star Wars Toybox (7)

Here is another fantastic release from the Star Wars Toybox line: Princess Leia Organa. 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.

Princess Leia Organa

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Instagram user Toyshiz reveals an unannounced Toy R Us exclusive multipack. Thanks to those that tagged us on the post. The kicker of this set? Hasbro finally gives us a holographic Maz Kanata! Check it out on Instagram. (Does anyone know what Instagram is?)

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Holy cow. The Gamorrean Guard has finally gotten out in China. Look at this thing. It’s amazing. It will be one of the most sought-after exclusives ever made. I hope Hasbro has a ton in production! Check it out on eBay! Special thanks to Paul B. for the alert!

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TBS6 [P3] Dewback Running Change/Variation?

Longtime friend and NB Morgan K. alerts us to a possible variation of The Black Series [Phase III] Dewback 6″ figure. He writes “Early release date stamps 73491 & 80121 have very heavy dark brown paint sprays on the Dewback’s back. Later release date stamp 80251 has much less paint and also seems to be a lighter brown to back.”

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We are adding the very well done The Black Series [Phase III] Walmart exclusive Stormtrooper (Mimban) to our Visual Guides. Click below to have a full look at the latest 6-Inch figure release. Make sure to also check him out in our full review.

Stormtrooper (Mimban) - The Black Series [Phase III] - 6-Inch Exclusives

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Every weekday (no weekends), Topps will release a new card featuring imagery from the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Each card will only be on sale for just 24 hours, so Star Wars fans won’t want to miss out on this unique offering. 

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Obi-Wan Kenobi Stand Alone Movie In Pre-Production!

Our colleagues from Fantha Tracks have an exclusive report on their website. According to one of their sources the Obi-Wan Kenobi stand alone movie is currently in pre-production and filming is scheduled to begin in spring 2019. Tentative release date is December 2020.
What do you think? Are you excited for an Obi-Wan movie?

Read the full article on Fantha Tracks!

Obi-Wan Kenobi

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The Stormtrooper (Mimban) 6″ figure is stunning. See why you need one 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.

Stormtrooper (Mimban)

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Check out this video by WIRED on YouTube. It’s about two Star Wars fans who build their full-size Millennium Falcon Cockpit in a garage. With lights and sounds. Isn’t this something we would all like to have?

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We have another The Vintage Collection Visual Guide update tonight, this time featuring the Walmart exclusive Rey (Island Journey) (VC122). Click below to check out our full guide page. If you didn’t catch our review of this figure posted earlier today, click here to have a look!

Rey (Island Journey) (VC122) - The Vintage Collection - Walmart Exclusive

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Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Click through for the latest newsletter from Big Bad Toy Store, featuring plenty of new pre-orders and some new arrivals…

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Every weekday (no weekends), Topps will release a new card featuring imagery from the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Each card will only be on sale for just 24 hours, so Star Wars fans won’t want to miss out on this unique offering. 

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Website Dark Side Toys has just put up a pre-order for a The Black Series [Phase III] Stormtrooper (With Blast Accessories) figure. Strange. Check it out.

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The following clip was shown on Jimmy Kimmel live. It’s a 30 second preview of a full scene on Mimban. Don’t watch it if you don’t want to be spoiled, since the scene gives away something important! But if you do, then click through and leave a comment!

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BOGO 50% Funko Pop! Sale At Entertainment Earth!

There is a fantastioc Funko Pop! sale at site sponsor Entertainment Earth, Get them while the getting is good!

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The Rey (Island Journey) (VC122) Walmart exclusive figure is PERFECT except for one major thing. Find out what it is 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, the Stormtrooper (Mimban) Walmart exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] figure is plain stunning. Hasbro utilized the 2013 TBS [P1] Stormtrooper (#09) figure of course and gave it an all-new head sculpt and artful and incredible new paint job. (Even the figure is cast is an off-white plastic.) They also added a soft-goods cape that Hasbro tied to the figure (a first for this line). The battle-damage and dirt is mind-blowingly good. Hasbro should be proud. Let’s hope The Vintage Collection version is just as good. Check out the gallery now, and the review is coming soon!

Stormtrooper (Mimban)

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We have a sneak peek for you for The Vintage Collection’s Rey (Island Journey) (VC122) Walmart exclusive figure. On paper, this figure is a collectors dream come true. She’s loaded with 28 points of articulation including a premium reverse ball-socket neck and ball-socket head combination for optimal head movement. The soft-goods are tailored beautifully, and the sculpt of the figure is stunning. As you’d expect, the figure is ruined thanks to “TBS paint operations on a TVC figure.” Hasbro MUST figure out how to optimize the facial deco on these gorgeously sculpted 3.75″ super-articulated action figures. Rey (Island Journey) is a perfect 10 were it not for her disappointing and sloppily applied paint job. Check it out in our RDRs now. The review is coming tomorrow.

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WARNING! SPOILERS! Mark Hamill let it slip that a major Star Wars character will appear in Solo: A Star Wars Story. The Huffington Post has the full story.

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Hurry! Princess Leia (Hoth) Force Link 2.0 figure is BACK IN STOCK at Hasbro Toy Shop! Also, if you still need him, the Rebel Soldier (Hoth) figure from The Vintage Collection is still in stock too!

UPDATE: Gone again! (Leia)

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The Black Series Mimban Stormtrooper Sneak Peek!

A full review with all details by Paul will follow, but I wanted to give you a sneak peek at the Mimban Stormtrooper who is, in my opinion, a fantastic figure! Click through for a first look!

Mimban Stormtrooper

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Review: Princess Leia Organa - SW - Vintage Kenner

We’re continuing to add the fabulous vintage Kenner Star Wars action figures to our Research Droids Reviews. Let’s continue the momentum with the lovely Princess Leia Organa. Please reminisce with us as we talk about our life-changing vintage Kenner experiences.

Princess Leia Organa

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LRMOnline reports that the review embargo for Solo: A Star Wars Story will be lifted on May 15h. Which is also the day the movie is screened at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Disney must be pretty confident that Solo will be a success with critics. Bad movies usually have their review embargos lifted only on the day of release or maybe a day before. That Disney is lifting it a full 10 days before official release is a good sign! Expect reviews as early as next Tuesday!

Solo: A Star Wars Story

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Every weekday (no weekends), Topps will release a new card featuring imagery from the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Each card will only be on sale for just 24 hours, so Star Wars fans won’t want to miss out on this unique offering. 

Beckett & Chewbacca on the Falcon – Countdown to Solo: A Star Wars Story – Card 11 of 25

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An Interesting Costume In Solo

For those of you who like Jabba’s Palace Denizens, and I know that’s basically everyone reading this article, you may find a certain costume in the Solo trailer just posted very interesting. Click through to find out more…

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There is yet another new promo trailer for Solo. It’s not available on the official Star Wars YouTube Channel. Check it out and then click through for a list of what each character in the movie stands for – as revealed in the latest spot!

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Our next The Black Series [Phase III] 6-Inch figure update is Qi’ra (Corellia) (66). Click below for our full Visual Guide page. Make sure to also stop by and check out our full review.

Qi'ra (Corellia) (66) - The Black Series [Phase III] - Six Inch Figures

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National Today, the website that commemorates quirky and fun holidays, polled US moviegoers about all things Star Wars for May 4th. It will put that Starwars.com poll into perspective! Click through for some of the representative results!

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You have to wonder if the voting has been hacked when The Last Jedi is beating out The Empire Strikes Back in a poll where StarWars.com is soliciting fan feedback for the best Star Wars film. Here we go again! Special thanks to our friends at Bantha Skull for alerting us to this May the 4th poll. We didn’t even know it existed!

NOTE: In case the results change after posting this article, The Last Jedi was leading the result with 30%. The Empire Strikes Back was the next highest film at 26%.

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BUT WHO WILL IT BE? It’s always fun to speculate what’s coming next from Hasbro, and this is especially true when it comes to San Diego Comic Con exclusives. Hasbro has already let it “slip” that there will indeed be a The Vintage Collection SDCC exclusive this year. So, based on past experience, we’re going to surmise what it might be. Click through for more.

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Review: Qi'ra (Corellia) - TBS6 [P3] - 66

Another great release in The Black Series [Phase III] line is Qi’ra (Corellia). 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.

Qi'ra (Corellia)

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Hurry! The TARGET exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] Chewbacca (Solo: A Star Wars Story) figure is IN STOCK at TARGET.com! If you need some prompting to why you NEED this figure, check out our review of it too!

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There are quite a few The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ items generously discounted at GameStop, some of which are brand new Solo: A Star Wars Story product launch items. Many of these discounts are online only. Check them out! Special thanks to JTA reader Kevin H. for the notification!

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We have the latest Target exclusive The Black Series 6-Inch figure ready for our Visual Guides. Click below to check out the Solo: A Star Wars Story version of Chewbacca. You can also catch this in our review database right here.

Chewbacca - The Black Series [Phase III] - Six Inch Exclusives

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She sold out twice already, but The VIntage Collection Rey (Island Journey) figure is back in stock from eBay seller freemantoys. If you’re interested, you have another shot at her. You know you’ll never find this at Walmart! (Don’t take that TOO seriously, folks.)

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Interesting Star Wars Survey From Germany

Star Wars is a global phenomenon. And it has always been quite popular across Western Europe, Japan and Australia. Therefore, it might be interesting for people in the USA to learn what people in other countries such as Germany actually think about Star Wars and who the fans are. The SINUS Institute and YouGov conducted a representative Star Wars survey in Germany and published their results on May 4th. Click through to find out how German Star Wars fans tick and who they are!

Star Wars in Germany

Germany: the land of real life Disney castles and Darth Vader in Lederhosen

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Hurry! The TARGET exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] Chewbacca (Solo: A Star Wars Story) figure is IN STOCK at TARGET.com! If you need some prompting to why you NEED this figure, check out our review of it too!

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Review: Chewbacca - TBS6 [P3] - TARGET Exclusive

It’s not the same old Chewbacca figure. This one is MUCH, MUCH better because this version actually looks like Chewbacca! It also has AWESOME accessories. See why you might NOT want to pass this version by 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 sponsor Big Boy Collectibles sends along this message…

Just wanted to let everyone know that we have just restocked your Black Series Solo Movie figures. We are also taking pre-orders for the Admiral Piett Exclusive Figure.

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One More TV Spot For Solo: A Star Wars Story

First there was nothing, but ever since the marketing engine for Solo started rolling, it’s been steaming ahead at full speed. There’s yet another new TV spot for the upcoming Solo movie. It’s short, features mostly snippets we’ve already seen but one new great gag at the end. Click through for a few screenshots!

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Deadline reports that advance ticket sales for Solo: A Star Wars Story are breaking records. Within 24 hours ticket sales for the movie on Fandango bested Black Panther’s advance ticket sales and only come in behind advance ticket sales for Avengers Infinity War. Click through for more!

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Disney Move Rewards Adds 3 More Solo Posters

You are going to need a lot of points if you are going to pick up the 7 Solo: A Star Wars Story theatrical posters that are now available on Disney Movie Rewards! The Lando and Qi’ra character posters, along with the full cast teaser poster have now been added. If you need points you can pick them up on eBay for about $20 per 1000. That puts each poster at around $18. Happy hunting!

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We’d like to thank Hasbro and Litzky PR for providing us with the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon review sample from the Star Wars [Solo] line. Learn all about 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.

Kessel Run Millennium Falcon

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BB-8 2 In 1 Mega Playset Only 75% OFF On Amazon!

And speaking of BB-8, if you missed our Facebook alert hours ago, the BB-8 2 In 1 Mega Playset is only $49.99 on Amazon. I particularly find this a shame. This playset was actually a lot of fun. It’s totally worth $50. Grab it!

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Sideshow Collectibles Life-Size BB-8 Figure Revealed

Sideshow Collectibles snuck in a reveal of an amazing Life-Size BB-8 figure today. Thanks to JTA reader Corey for the alert!

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Sideshow Collectibles has posted their pre-order page for the upcoming Princess Leia Premium Format Figure. Click here for the exclusive version, featuring swap-out arm with death star plans. 

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Visual Guide Action Photography contributor Trevor Williams (AKA OneSix_Shooter) posted this amazing all in-camera shot on Instagram for his May the 4th Be With You tribute. Fantastic job Trevor!

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Every weekday (no weekends), Topps will release a new card featuring imagery from the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Each card will only be on sale for just 24 hours, so Star Wars fans won’t want to miss out on this unique offering. 

Han and Beckett Confer – Countdown to Solo: A Star Wars Story – Card 10 of 25

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Hey! This is a great deal! On Amazon there is a bundled set of the Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) and Jabba The Hutt 6″ figures. They’re on sale for $44.99 as a SET! Special thanks to friend Steve U. for the alert!

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We’d like to thank Litzy PR and Hasbro for the gracious Solo: A Star Wars Story Media Kit. Inside of this box includes a nice helping of new toys to support the film, including the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon.

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Watch How Chewie Becomes Han's Co-Pilot!

A preview of a full scene from the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story was shown on CBS. Check out the video below! We learn how Chewie takes over as co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon! Tell us in the comments what you think!

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Tell Us About Your First Star Wars Action Figure!

What was your very first Star Wars Action figure? And when did you get it? Was it a gift? Did you buy the figure with your own pocket money? Do you still own the figure? Tell us in the comments and share some fond memories! Click through for my tale about my first Star Wars action figure!

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How Fans Helped Hasbro Build The Biggest Ship Ever!

There is a fantastic article on Wired.com recounting the many tense moments of Hasbro’s first HasLab campaign. They also interview our friend Steve Sansweet and get his feedback on it. Check it out!

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Hurry! You can pre-order the second wave of Force Link 2.0 5POA figures including Princess Leia (Hoth Outfit) for a May 21st arrival! Special thanks to JTA reader Gino A. for the alert. You can order Moloch, Princess Leia (Hoth), Kylo Ren and Supreme Leader Snoke. Or click HERE to place your order.

      

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The Black Series [Phase III] Inferno Squadron Agent GameStop exclusive is ON SALE for $16.09. Special thanks to JTA reader Agustin for the alert!

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Hasbro Toy Shop: May The 4th Promo Code!

Hasbro Toy Shop is celebrating May The 4th! Use promo code MAY4TH for 20% off and FREE shipping!

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Learn how to curse like your favorite Star Wars characters! Special thanks to James M. for drawing our attention to this!

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Review: Luke Skywalker - SW - Vintage Kenner

For years, our readers have requested we open up categories in our Research Droids Reviews for the incredible vintage Kenner Star Wars action figures, a line where 5POA WAS OK. With the rebirth of The Vintage Collection, the 40th anniversary of when the first Star Wars figures hit retail (in 1978), and May the 4th, everything has been perfectly aligned for us to deliver this to you finally. We feel now is a picture-perfect time to begin our trek down this road.

We want this to be an interactive experience for YOU. I prattle enough about the modern Hasbro figures, so we want these “reviews” to be more reflective and nostalgic, just like the figures. You’ll notice a MAJOR revision to our review template. It now features a vintage Kenner-inspired theme and a different approach to the discussion. For us, these 92+ specimens are perfect as is. It would be futile to rate them as good, average or poor. So you’re also not going to see a summary describing the figure or how it ranks among others. Instead, I will be sharing my own personal experiences growing up with vintage Kenner Star Wars figures (in a very brief write up), and in turn, I want you to share your experiences with me in the comments.

The poll has also changed. You still have five options, but they focus on your personal experience with the figure at hand, not how you’d rank it among other vintage Kenner figures. You’ll still find a great deal of collector-friendly notes and documented variations that exist. Also, we want to emphasize that these reviews are a work in progress. If you think other valuable information should be included here, feel free to drop us a line and let us know what we’re missing.

I hope you will reminisce your experiences of the vintage Kenner figures together with me. Chuck and I put a lot of work into this format, and we both hope you find it to be another fun experience here at Jedi Temple Archives. Click through for our first review: Luke Skywalker. We hope you thoroughly enjoy it.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story Movie Tickets Now On Sale!

It’s time to get your tickets to Solo: A Star Wars Story! If you get them through Fandango, you get a free poster. 

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BREAKING NEWS! Here’s something that Brickseek won’t ever “reveal” to you! Do you remember this Jedi Temple Archives exclusive “rumor report”? Well, what a coincidence! Admiral Piett has been confirmed as an Entertainment Earth shared exclusive for The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ line! AND! You can pre-order it NOW! Get him while he’s hot! Click the image below to see a full-size version of it and PRE-ORDER your copy HERE! [Now we just have to figure out what’s happening with Zuckuss as well as “another” figure! :)]

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Can You Trust Movie Critics?

Ever since The Last Jedi was released Rotten Tomatoes Audience Scores, Cinemascores and whatever professional critics had to say was hotly debated. There has been a distinct feeling among quite a few moviegoers that whatever the Tomatometer or Metascore says is far removed from what the fans think about a movie. Cinemascore is something that is usually cited as a highly scientific and accurate gauge. But for what? Audience satisfaction? In this article I will try to examine if the aggregate scores by professional movie reviewers on Rotten Tomatoes and Metascore are actually far removed from what the fans feel. Click through to learn some surprising things!

My Little Pony Tomatometer

My Little Pony – A Popular Hasbro Franchise and its Tomatometer

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Do you think that this May the 4th/Wookiee Weekend might be the time for Disney to reveal their Sandcrawler from the Droid Factory line? How excited are you for this thing?!

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We have an exclusive image to share with you of a new Darth Vader (Episode VI) Elite Series figure that will be released tomorrow in celebration of May the 4th! Check it out!

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If you’re looking for the Dewback/Sandtrooper set from The Black Series [Phase III] line, TARGET.com has it in stock!

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Every weekday (no weekends), Topps will release a new card featuring imagery from the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Each card will only be on sale for just 24 hours, so Star Wars fans won’t want to miss out on this unique offering. 

Qi-ra and Dryden Vos – Countdown to Solo: A Star Wars Story – Card 9 of 25

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Here's Where The Fun Begins!

You’ve requested them for years. And “now” is the right time to start. Be sure to visit us tomorrow because we’re taking our first step into a larger world. We must do what we feel is right, of course.

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Throughout modern Star Wars collecting, there have been multiple types of collectors. These include the crazy zealots like myself who buy at least one of everything. Then there is the casual collector that only picks up his or her favorite characters. Lastly, there are people like CJ who claim to be collectors, troll collecting fan sites, buy nothing Star Wars toy-related and offer unsolicited opinions about the hobby and what Hasbro should do next. Don’t worry; I’m not singling anyone out, I am merely just expressing that all types of fans exist and are welcome in our community. While we’re all on equal playing fields as collectors, Hasbro does sometimes listen to what the loudest noisemakers are saying. And that all came to pass hugely in 2010 after getting small teases in 2004, 2006 and 2007. A reawakening also transpired in 2017. (more….)

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Review: Kylo Ren - SW [S] - 12-Inch Figure

The Kylo Ren 12-Inch Figure from the Star Wars [Solo] line is a straight repack. See it again 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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Arrested Star Wars Development

You remember Arrested Development? One of the producers on the show was Solo director Ron Howard, who also provided the narration. Now imagine if Star Wars A New Hope was a whacky comedy in the style of Arrested Development. Complete with narration by Ron Howard. Check it out and have some fun! It’ll be the best 3 Minutes you’ll spend on the internet this week!

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New Solo Posters Available At Disney Movie Rewards

Disney Movie Rewards added not one, but three new posters to the DMR site. They will set you back 800 points each, so start saving!

  

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Wookiee Weekend: There Were Big TRU Plans

We’ve known for quite some time about this, but Toys R Us had big plans for Wookiee Weekend. It is believed that Zuckuss was to be released this weekend in the USA/Canada. It appears that TRU in Australia is still participating. It all begins May 5th. Check it out!

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Every weekday (no weekends), Topps will release a new card featuring imagery from the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Each card will only be on sale for just 24 hours, so Star Wars fans won’t want to miss out on this unique offering. 

Val Under Cover– Countdown to Solo: A Star Wars Story – Card 8 of 25

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Donald Glover Gives Tour Of Millennium Falcon

Join Donald Glover for a tour of the iconic Millennium Falcon in this featurette for the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. See the film in theaters May 25. #HanSolo

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Star Wars actor John Boyega has dropped a hint about a physical change that may be in store for his character in the next instalment of the franchise. Yahoo! Finance has the full story.

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My gut told me that this was inevitable and I was right. Collectors who backed Jabba’s Sail Barge and used PayPal as their form of payment might be in a pickle (if you don’t have a backup method of payment that is). We have received confirmation that Hasbro is calling these affected backers of the barge and alerting them that they have until 5 PM on Thursday to provide them with a credit card number (not another attempt at the PayPal transaction – they will NOT attempt another PayPal transaction), or their Barge orders will be canceled. They will also NOT allow you to place a new order for the Barge so you can utilize PayPal again. It’s credit card or bust. You may have received your Behind The Workbench book. It doesn’t matter. PayPal is declining a few orders for reasons that aren’t yet totally clear.  I don’t know if it’s because of a certain cutoff date or not, so if your PayPal transaction went through and the monies were debited, your order should be fine. Call Hasbro Customer Service at 1-800-408-0052 for more information on this.

UPDATE: SO far it looks like very few people were affected. Good news!

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2018 MSRP: "This Is The Hand We've Been Dealt!"

When the pre-order went live for the gorgeous The Vintage Collection Imperial Combat Assault Tank, the grumbling about its MSRP started immediately. We understand that it is a high price for this vehicle. But we’d like to remind you of a couple of things. (more….)

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Review: Han Solo - SW [S] - 12-Inch Figure

The Han Solo 12-Inch Figure is very nice. 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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Ever since The Last Jedi was released and the Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score dropped to lower and lower levels it was argued that Rotten Tomatoes is unreliable, prone to tampering and that services such as Cinemascore are highly scientific and much more accurate, since they are also used by the movie industry. This article wants to investigate if various claims about Rotten Tomatoes and Cinemascore are true. Click through to find out more!

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Hey! The Black Series [Phase I] Stormtrooper #09 figure is IN STOCK at Amazon for $22.99 Prime. Special thanks to friend Steve U. for the alert!

UPDATE: TBS6 [P2] Prototype Boba Fett $27.50  and  TBS6 [P2] Clone Trooper Captain $29.90

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Entertainment Earth has opened pre-orders for The Vintage Collection Rogue One Imperial Combat Assault Tank vehicle. It retails for $79.99 and has June 2018 availability.

UPDATE: The Imperial Combat Assault Tank accidentally went up for pre-order too soon. We have been asked to removed links to this post. It should be back up for pre-orders in a couple of months per Entertainment Earth.

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Every weekday (no weekends), Topps will release a new card featuring imagery from the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Each card will only be on sale for just 24 hours, so Star Wars fans won’t want to miss out on this unique offering. 

Lando and Han on Kessel – Countdown to Solo: A Star Wars Story – Card 7 of 25

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Disney Droid Factory Also Going For A Premium On eBay

Everything seems to be going up in price anymore, and the Disney Droid Factory collections released a couple of years ago are no exception. JTA friend and moderator Sjefke alerts us to this crazy auction, but if you search for individual parts, they go for an elevated amount too. And you thought Jabba’s Sail Barge was expensive, huh?

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Check out this new article on StarWars.com where they reveal a Millennium Falcon made out of disposable Solo drinking cups. It’s pretty cool. Special thanks to friend Martin M. for the alert!

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The point of this article is two-fold. Firstly, after multiple conversations with collecting friends (thank you Josh and Chris), we all think that a new super-articulated Stormtrooper could be in the works. Hasbro would need to tweak a couple of things on the Walmart exclusive Stormtrooper (Mimban) figure, but they could easily give us our definitive Imperial Stormtrooper finally. (WITH NO REMOVABLE HELMET!) Secondly, how do you feel about Hasbro’s new approach to articulation in the super-articulated 3.75″ scale? I personally am thrilled to see the inclusion of ball-jointed wrists and swivel thighs now. But what I sorely miss are “rocker” ankles. Would you prefer that Hasbro eliminate something in order to bring the “rocker” ankles back? Or are you fine with the way things are? Let us (and Hasbro) know in the comments!

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Review: Qi'ra (Corellia) - SW [S] - 12-Inch Figure

The Qi’ra (Corellia) 12-Inch Figure is pretty nice. 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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