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Monthly Archives: July 2018

You saw our recaps of The Clone Wars [Blue] and The Clone Wars [Red] lines. Now it’s time for the incredible The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side] line. Now that THE CLONE WARS television show is back, we hope that these posts can inspire both Hasbro to get the creative juices flowing again and get out some of their greatest hits from years’ past in addition to tooling new characters they never got to yet (even the cancelled ones). Please click through to check out The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side] line that ran from 2010 through 2011. Links for Research Droids Reviews and Visual Guides are provided. And if you don’t see the RDR button, it just means that we only have the review and not the Visual Guide to that item. Enjoy! We’re locking the comments on THIS article, so feel free to relive your memories in the actual review pages. THANK YOU!

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Holy cow. The Vintage Collection First Order Stormtrooper is now a $6 Add-on item on Amazon. Get ’em while they’re cheap! It will be a cold day on Mustafar before that upcoming Imperial Stormtrooper follows suit! Special thanks to JTA reader Also S. for the alert!

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But That Isn't Lt. Oxixo From The Vintage Collection

The infamous tunghori listed “Lieutenant Oxixo” on his eBay store, claiming it’s the one from The Vintage Collection Imperial TIE Fighter vehicle. (Our review for that vehicle is RIGHT HERE.) However, if you look at the images, this figure has a removable helmet (something Hasbro changed with the TVC release). I am not sure if he listed old images, or if this is really the TVC figure for sale, but I found it interesting. My figure has a black head with a black chin. It’s hard to see the rest because the head is glued inside of the helmet.

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Pre-order The Vintage Collection Wave 2 in the US!

Finally! I’ve been trying to find a pre-order for these figures for a while, but all the sites I found were based in the UK. Your Toy Link has TVC wave 2 for pre-order in the US for $15 each and free shipping No shipping charged until actually shipped (or you can choose a $5 deposit). They also have the Mimban Stormtrooper available to ship for $40 (less than eBay but still too much for my blood). They are scheduled for an 8/31 availability. 

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Review: Yoda - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “Some Like It Hoth” run of vintage Kenner reviews (the Series 3 figures) concludes with the stunning Yoda figure. And Yoda still looks fantastic today. Relive your memories of this classic 1980 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

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You saw our recap of The Clone Wars [Blue] line yesterday. Let’s take a look at what was offered in The Clone Wars [Red] line. Now that THE CLONE WARS television show is back, we hope that these posts can inspire both Hasbro to get the creative juices flowing again and get out some of their greatest hits from years’ past in addition to tooling new characters they never got to yet (even the cancelled ones). Please click through to check out The Clone Wars [Red] line that ran from 2009 through 2010. Links for Research Droids Reviews and Visual Guides are provided. And if you don’t see the RDR button, it just means that we only have the review and not the Visual Guide to that item. Enjoy! We’re locking the comments on THIS article, so feel free to relive your memories in the actual review pages. THANK YOU!

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Unpopular Opinion: Everything is Fine Here, How Are You?

Much doom and gloom has been spilled in the last few days it seems. It’s sad to hear of people leaving the hobby because they couldn’t find a figure at the store. They have their reasons, but I have to ask myself, “Is it really all that bad?” There are several reasons why I don’t think things are as bad as some of the more pessimistic views make it sound. Here’s what I mean… (more…)

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Is The Black Series [Phase III] Gamorrean Guard 6″ figure the one that broke the camel’s back for many collectors? If you read some of our comments in the previous article, you might believe it’s the case. This experience has forced some collectors out wholly. The Gamorrean Guard was up for order longer than expected. But those who chose their local store pick-up option were greeted with cancellation emails. As you may know, TARGET using store stock to fulfill these orders, but the figures were already long gone by this point. Also, customers were given ridiculous stories by TARGET staff that they couldn’t get to the figures, that they couldn’t find them, or and that they would be out on Sunday with a new reset. These customers came back, and the figures were gone (each store only received four on average initially). Then those who ordered for home delivery received emails that their items were on back order with no approximated availability date. Later others received an email that this item will be delayed until August 20th (which isn’t the worst news of course). An Original Trilogy army-building character with the popularity of the Gamorrean Guard should have been produced in triplicate to all previous store exclusives. It shouldn’t have even been a store exclusive. But what do we know? Anyway, let us know of your trials and tribulations securing this highly sought-after figure, and we hope that many of you can report better news than the reports we’re getting. Click through to see some of the correspondence readers are receiving. If you have cancellation emails, please post them in the comments too!

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It’s pretty amazing what the #backthebarge campaign has done for some of Hasbro’s older super-articulated action figures. Look at the craziness surrounding Nikto Gunner [Nysad] from the Legacy Collection on eBay.

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The Clone Wars are BACK! So let’s celebrate by looking at another one of the earliest retailer exclusives in the original line from 2008, the General Grievous/Obi-Wan Kenobi/Battle Droid Commemorative DVD Collection three-pack. It’s a decent release. Find out more in our Research Droids Reviews today! The full analysis is ready! 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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Over the next week, we’re going to recap the outrageously wonderful The Clone Wars lines from Hasbro. It ran for an incredible five years. It started humbly, then gained momentum and reached its peak by its third year. It then went out like a lamb its last two years, sadly. It went from a mainline to a sub-line until it finally was absorbed into the general basic figure line. But now THE CLONE WARS television show is back (some of the most fabulous news out of Disney Star Wars to date)! We hope that these posts can inspire Hasbro to get the creative juices flowing again. We want to see them get out some of their greatest hits from years’ past in addition to tooling new characters they never got to yet (even the canceled ones). Based on the Rebels line, it appears that Hasbro is more than likely to go with an “animated” approach to this revived Star Wars Entertainment. It would complement the previous lines wonderfully too, but it’s also likely that articulation will take a back seat and not be a focal point. Hasbro will see this as a kids’ line when the new episodes air. Anyway, click through to check out The Clone Wars [Blue] line that ran from 2008 through 2009. We’ve provided links for Research Droids Reviews and Visual Guides below. And if you don’t see the RDR button, it just means that we only have the review and not the Visual Guide to that item. Enjoy! We’re locking the comments on THIS article, so feel free to relive your memories in the actual review pages. THANK YOU!

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RUMOR: George Lucas To Consult On Episode IX's Script?

One rumor that appears to be picking up steam is that George Lucas will be consulting on the Episode IX script. If this is true, it provides additional support to the foundation that there are significant problems internally with Star Wars fandom because of the direction Episode VIII took (founded or unfounded). It will be fascinating to see how this transpires. I hope that, if involved, he helps to steer Star Wars back to a direction that will no longer split the community or alienate fans. There is too much strife at the moment, and something needs a revisiting. Hopefully, this is it. Movie Web has the full story.

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Found! Just announced and revealed at San Diego Comic-Con, the 3rd wave of Force Link 2.0 figures from the Star Wars [Solo] line has arrived at retail! Longtime JTA reader indysolo007 found the latest wave at his local Walmart in Saugus, MA. It’s time to start hunting again (for some of you)!

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Are you ready to PIG OUT!? The Black Series [Phase III] Gamorrean Guard 6″ figure is IN STOCK! RIGHT NOW! Special thanks to friend and JTA reader Russ T. and JTA reader Sam C. for the alerts! Good luck! It seems as if there is no limit at TARGET.com. As always, check out our full review on this beautiful figure HERE!

UPDATE: It’s “temporarily” out of stock. Keep checking!

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The Clone Wars are BACK! So let’s celebrate by looking at one of the earliest retailer exclusives in the original line from 2008, the Clone Trooper/Anakin Skywalker/R2-D2 Commemorative DVD Collection three-pack. It’s a great release. Find out more in our Research Droids Reviews today! The full analysis is ready! 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 time for another The Vintage Collection Visual Guide update. We’re adding the latest release of the Imperial TIE Fighter to our guides. Click below for the full guide page. You can also check out our full review of this vehicle right here.

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A seller on eBay has put together an instant retinue of various Jabba’s palace and skiff guards. Check it out. Special thanks to JTA reader Paul B. for the alert.

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It’s time to check out the Imperial TIE Fighter [Star Wars] Walmart exclusive vehicle in our Research Droids Reviews today! The full analysis is ready! 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.

Imperial TIE Fighter [Star Wars]

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Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

JTA sponsor Brian’s Toys checks in with their latest newsletter

Want to do cosplay but don’t want to put in the energy?  Check out our newly added Anovos Stormtrooper Kit!  We also added a bunch of fantastic vintage graded and non-graded Star Wars this week, check it out!

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Filming officially begins August 1st for Episode IX, and casting details have been revealed. It looks like we will be getting Carrie Fisher after all, along with Mark Hamill and Billy Dee Williams. Get the full details over at StarWars.com!

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When The Vintage Collection made its debut in August 2010 (the figures were found as early as June at some retail locations), Hasbro continued themed waves for the line, something that they started with The Saga Collection in December 2005. It impressed collectors that they managed this technique so well for so long. We imagine it was an arduous task and effort to release basic figures in this manner, but it helped keep things very organized in more ways than one. There were always a couple of exceptional figures here and there that Hasbro included in these waves that didn’t entirely fit the theme, but mostly these waves were sourced all from one Star Wars film or theme. (more….)

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JTA Facebook reader Craig G has found the Rey Centerpiece figure at his local GameStop. If you recall, JTA broke the news in October of 2017 that the Centerpiece line would continue with Rey and Kylo Ren. The line hasn’t performed as expected and Hasbro will be “retiring” it now.

   

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Review: Chewbacca And Porgs - FOD - SDCC Exclusive

MORE NEW FIGURES! Let’s check out the Chewbacca And Porgs Forces Of Destiny set. It’s adorable. 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.

Chewbacca And Porgs

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We have another SDCC exclusive Visual Guide update tonight. Check out The Black Series [Phase III] Han Solo (Exogorth Escape) figure by clicking below. You can also check out our full review of this set in our review database.

Han Solo (Exogorth Escape) - The Black Series [Phase III] - Exclusives

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The Jedi Know Nothing About Fighting With A Lightsaber

The lightsaber, the most favorite weapon in Star Wars. And who doesn’t love the lightsaber duels in Star Wars? We have the measured, careful testing out of skills and then we also have the 15 minute acrobatic lightsaber dances of the prequel trilogy. But as it turns out Jedi use the lightsaber all wrong. How so? Click through to find out!

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Obi-Wan and Anakin rehearse for Tchaikovsky’s Lightsaber Lava Lake ballet

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Found! TARGET Exclusive Star Wars [Solo] Vandor Playset!

JTA reader and friend Mario M. has found the cardboard TARGET exclusive Vandor playset at his local store! They’re out there, folks!

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MORE NEW FIGURES! AND NEW PHOTOS ADDED! You saw our sneak peek. So now check out our full analysis of Han Solo (Exogorth Escape) which is also a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Han Solo (Exogorth Escape)

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Sponsor Announcement: Big Boy Collectibles

Here’s the latest from JTA sponsor Big Boy Collectibles

Just wanted to let everyone know that the Star Wars: The Black Series 6 inch Qi’ra figure is now in-stock. We also the Star Wars: The Black Series Darth Revan figure still available. Click below for direct links.

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Today we are adding the SDCC exclusive The Vintage Collection Doctor Aphra Comic Set (Special Action Figure Set) to our Visual Guides. Click below to check out our full guide page. Make sure to also check out our full review of this set right here!

Doctor Aphra Comic Set (Special Action Figure Set) - The Vintage Collection

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TARGET Exclusive TBS6 [P3] Moloch Hits eBay

The TARGET exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Moloch figure has hit eBay and the listings show off new packaging art. Check it out. Special thanks to JTA reader Spence T. for the alert!

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If you’re interested, Best Buy has both The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Luke’s Landspeeder and Rey’s Speeder on clearance for $19.99 each, a savings of $40 off! Shipping is only $5.99 too. Special thanks to JTA reader Mark for the alert!

  

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Sneak Peek At Enfys Nest And Her Swoop Bike

I received my Enfys Nest with Swoop Bike set a short while ago (in Germany) and wanted to give you a very brief look at the set. Nothing fancy. I’m not the resident figure reviewer on JTA. Paul’s review will follow shortly, most certainly, but before he will tell you all the details you’ll ever want to know let me show two or three photos! Click through for more!

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The Vintage Collection Stormtrooper (Mimban) figure is BACK IN STOCK on eBay for more money than it was last time, where they sold out in a flash. Special thanks to all who wrote in to let us know.

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THESE ARE CUSTOMS by JTA reader Local Gotal who does a FANTASTIC job on them!  Imagine for a second if you will, that out of the blue Hasbro announced that the next wave of The Vintage Collection would look something like this. Would you ever believe it? And then imagine this case assortment free from the Sequel Trilogy characters and other repacks? Would you not order minimally five cases of these figures? This is what The Vintage Collection should mostly be about, and if Hasbro could make ONE SINGLE CASE OF FIGURES like this every now and again, it might shut us up for a while. Thank you for your consideration, Hasbro.

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Hardcore 3.75″ super-articulated fans ultimately stepped up to the plate to prove to Hasbro that we’re here and want more in the way of classic scale goodness. It took what we can refer to as a complex bribe to get it done, however. Hasbro forced us to speak with our wallets. And speak with our wallets we did. Let’s face it. The Khetanna is NOT an “iconic enough” vehicle to produce for the 3.75″ line. Don’t misunderstand my point here. I am THRILLED it is coming, but it was a significant risk (that felt like it wasn’t coming to fruition until the bitter end). And evidenced by the slow performance of reaching the required amount of backers, many of us were sweating bullets.

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JTA reader vikingrobot’s father found the new Star Wars [Solo] Two-Packs at a Walmart in Clearwater, Florida on clearance. Also, JTA reader and friend Russ T. sends us an image of the brand new Princess Leia (Hoth) Force Link 2.0 figure on clearance as wel. His store just got these too. Retail has no idea which end is up.

  

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MORE NEW FIGURES! You saw our sneak peek. But now it’s time to analyze the contents of the Special Action Figure Set (Doctor Aphra Comic Set) which is a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive. Is it everything it’s cracked up to be? Find out as 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.

Special Action Figure Set (Doctor Aphra Comic Set)

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The Black Series Gamorrean Guard Hitting Retail

The highly anticipated Gamorrean Guard 6″ figure is starting to hit Target brick & mortar. JTA reader Eric found his in Pleasant Hill, CA. Let us know in the comments if you are finding this in your area!

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Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

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We are getting in the good stuff!  Check out all the new Sideshow and Hasbro items that have come in this week. From the life-size Stormtrooper bust to the FX Z6 Riot Control Baton, we have the goods 🙂  Also be sure to check out our selection of AFA vintage Star Wars graded loose 3 3/4″ figures just added.  These 3 3/4″ figures are high grades and lean on the rarer side!

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SH Figuarts A New Hope Leia Coming In December!

A magazine scan soliciting the SH Figuarts A New Hope Leia has appeared in the wild. The figure is coming in December! Pre-orders will certainly open soon. So anyone who wants her should keep their eyes open and wait for the pre-order! Leia is the last member of the classic A New Hope hero line-up still missing. Leia will come with an extra hood up optional piece and at least one alternate head sculpt. Click the image below for the full version of the magazine scan!

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Thrawn: Alliances Out Today

The highly anticipated Thrawn sequel is out today. You can pick up Thrawn: Alliances on Amazon right here.

 

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Check Out The SDCC Q&A With Hasbro From Yodasnews

Yodasnews had the opportunity to talk to Steve Evans and Joe Ninivaggi at SDCC and asked them several questions. Definitely check out the interview and click through for a few key details from the Q&A!

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Joe Ninivaggi and Steve Evans interviewed by Yodasnews at SDCC ’18

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Walmart Exclusive TVC Stormtrooper (Mimban) On eBay

If you don’t want to play the waiting game for The Vintage Collection Stormtrooper (Mimban) figure like you are with Rey (Island Journey), the figure is in stock with limited quantities. Yes, the price is steep. Special thanks to JTA reader Rich K. for the alert!

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Literally And Legitimately.... #wheresrey?

Where in the heck is the Walmart exclusive The Vintage Collection Rey (Island Journey) (VC122) figure? It should have been out since June (Hasbro’s SDCC presentation confirmed this too), and aside from a couple of eBay auctions, there aren’t any USA store reports and anything offering a glimmer of hope to collectors that the figure is forthcoming. We also reviewed our sample in early May. Our sources have assured us that the figure is right around the corner, but why has this exclusive not arrived on time? You REALLY have to question how screwed up distribution is, or there is something very, very wrong at the warehouse level at Walmart. However, you can whet your appetite on this great figure in our Research Droids Reviews until this figure makes it to Walmart.

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Star Wars Toys Performed Well After All!

There seems to be some confusion about the performance of Star Wars toys in the 2nd quarter of 2018. In Hasbro’s very own earnings presentation for the 2nd quarter of 2018 only Beyblade and Marvel were mentioned as showing growth for Hasbro’s Partner Brands, which was more than offset by the other Partner Brands. But a transcript of the earnings call following the presentation reveals that things are not as bleak and actually quite positive when it comes to Star Wars. Click through for more details about Star Wars retail performance!

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Hasbro Hopes The Worst Is Over As Stocks Soar

CNN is reporting that although sales fell 7% last quarter and earning were down more than 10%, shares of Hasbro surged more than 13% yesterday. They are looking forward to moving beyond the Toys R Us fiasco. Click through for the full story. Special thanks to JTA reader Jeff M. for the alert!

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Review: Bespin Security Guard [A] - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “Some Like It Hoth” run of vintage Kenner reviews moves ahead with the Bespin Security Guard. The figure in the bubble is different than the character featured on the card back. Find out more about this classic release. Relive your memories of this vintage 1980 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your personal childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

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Hot Toys Quarter Scale Darth Vader Pre-Order

Teased years ago, Hot Toys finally has their Quarter Scale Darth Vader available for pre-order. Click here for the pre-order page. There’s also a regular edition available right here

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Hot Toys Darth Maul Pre-Orders Are Live

Sideshow Collectibles has all editions of the newly announced Sixth Scale Darth Maul figure up for pre-order. Pick your Sith below!

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Hot Toys Darth Maul with Sith Speeder Sixth Scale Figure

Wow! Hot Toys is kicking off their debut The Phantom Menace sixth scale figures with a bang! Not only do we get an amazing new Darth Maul figure, we get a sixth scale Bloodfin to boot! Check out the full gallery of this set right here!

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Hot Toys Darth Maul Sixth Scale Figure

Hot Toys unveiled an all-new Darth Maul sixth scale figure today. Check out the full gallery on their Facebook page!

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Star Wars News Net posted a transcription of their SDCC interview with Steve Evans and Joe Ninivaggi on their homepage. It is a very interesting read with some very revealing and perplexing answers to straight forward questions, you have to read it to believe it. Click through for some more details!

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The Vintage Collection Rogue One Imperial Combat Assault Tank is IN STOCK with Prime one-day shipping. Special thanks to JTA reader Bryan W. for the notification. If you need to be persuaded to pick this beast up, check out our RDR on it RIGHT HERE!

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Hasbro To Move More Production Outside Of China

Fox Business is reporting that Hasbro will be moving more of its production outside of China due to potential tarriffs. Check out the full story HERE. Thanks to JTA reader Matthew C. for the alert!

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BREAKING NEWS! Hasbro Design Director confirms that there will be more “Barge-related” figures for The Vintage Collection in Fall 2019 in the “We Backed The Barge” Facebook group! Awesome news, folks!

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The Clone Wars Are Back, So Get Canceled Captain Rex Out!

Here is a better idea for a basic figure release than Darth Revan! Hasbro, all of us have pleaded for years now begging you to get out the canceled and never-released Captain Rex figure from the planned but then canceled Legacy Collection [2] lineup. In case you weren’t aware, The Clone Wars television show is returning, and we’re confident fans would rejoice knowing you were going to finally make that canceled and super-articulated 2013 Captain Rex (Phase I) figure a part of The Vintage Collection. We hope you take the advice of the collecting community this time in support of The Clone Wars’ return. We need this figure desperately. For those of you unaware, Hasbro planned this figure for 2013’s Legacy Collection [2]. The line was canceled and only a few cases of wave 1 made it out. They’re some of the rarest figures in the Star Wars brand to date. However, Captain Rex is one of four figures that didn’t make it out at all. An A-wing Pilot and two Build A Droid figures (R5-X2 and R8-B7) are also unreleased as of today.

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Hasbro Earnings Call For the 2nd Quarter Of 2018

Earlier today Hasbro released its its numbers for the 2nd quarter of 2018. It is not really pretty. And Star Wars toys revenue is down again. Click through for some details!

HasbroUpdate: there is a new article on the front page. Apparently, Star Wars toys revenue did not decline after all and actually things are better than the presentation let on. Things were clarified in the earnings call following the presentation by Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner. Please read the new article which goes into all the details!

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SDCC Exclusive Super7 Hammerhead Xenomorph IN STOCK!

The San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Super7 Hammerhead Xenomorph is available to order RIGHT NOW! Special thanks to JTA reader Glen W. for the notice!

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Admittedly, I was a big fan of MADTV during its original peak in the early 2000s. There was a sketch called Lowered Expectations which focused on a dating service pairing less than ideal prospective dating matches with others. It was funny, but after the discussion about the TAC Darth Revan, and its impending inclusion in The Vintage Collection, this sketch rushed back from my longterm memory. I realized yesterday that the collecting community has changed. Vastly changed. What we once considered unacceptable is now viewed as alright, and if you have a critical opinion about it, it is found to be whining and complaining. So I thought about it genuinely, and perhaps some of those critics are correct. I was inspired to cobble together a list of other figures that are high-priced on the aftermarket, or other figures that look good and deserve to be included in The Vintage Collection. Click through and let’s lower our expectations and see some examples of what might work in The Vintage Collection in the years ahead!

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Review: Lando Calrissian - ESB - Vintage Kenner

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

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Custom 1985 POTF-Inspired Darth Revan Figure On eBay

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

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

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


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

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

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

Han Solo (Hoth Outfit)

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

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

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

Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues)

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

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

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

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

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

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Black Series Archive Line Is Coming In 2018!

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

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

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

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SDCC 2018 Hasbro Panel Reveals

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

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What Clone Wars Figures Do You Want?

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

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

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

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

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

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Greg Grunberg Strongly Hints He's Back For Episode IX

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

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Pre-order Hasbro SDCC Exclusives At Robot Kingdom

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

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NEW FIGURES! She’s a day late and a dollar short, but superior to the first release. Find out why you might want to secure Captain Phasma (Quicksilver Baton) from The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ line in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Captain Phasma (Quicksilver Baton)

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

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Comcast No Longer Bids For 21st Century Fox

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

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

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

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It's Fact! The Vintage Collection Bubble Size Is Reduced!

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

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

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars Is Back!

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

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

 

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

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The Black Series 6" Imperial Patrol Trooper Revealed!

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

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Amazing Hasbro 6" Diorama On Display At SDCC

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

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Will The Vintage Collection Reveals Be Big Or A Bust?

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

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2018 SDCC: Preview Night: Hasbro

Our friends at Rebelscum also have a first look gallery of the Hasbro booth for Preview Night. Not too much is revealed, although we do get some nice close-up looks at TVC’s Yak Face and Klaatu (Skiff Guard Outfit). Check it out!

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Review: Tobias Beckett - TBS6 [P3] - 68

NEW FIGURES! Let’s check out the wonderful Tobias Beckett 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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NZ Mint: The Star Wars Premium Silver Foils are Back!

The Star Wars Premium Silver Foils are back with Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back! Following on from the first release for the original 1977 Star Wars movie poster New Zealand Mint have announced that the second foil features the second instalment in the trilogy! Click through for more details.

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2018 SDCC: Preview Night: Gentle Giant LTD.

Next up is a great photo gallery from our friends at Rebelscum on the Gentle Giant Ltd. booth from Preview Night!

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JTA reader Matthew C. alerts our attention to an awesome custom Palitoy Death Star-inspired cardboard Death Star playset on eBay. I highly suggest you check it out. The price is steep, but it’s a beautiful piece.

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HASCON Exclusive Clone Captain Rex On Amazon For $49.99

The HASCON exclusive Clone Captain Rex is on Amazon for $49.99 if you’re interested. Special thanks to JTA reader Mark for the alert!

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Hasbro Toy Shop has the TVC Imperial Combat Assault Tank and Force Link 2.0 Imperial TIE Fighter IN STOCK! Special thanks to JTA reader Scott M. for the alert! FREE shipping applies for all orders over $49!

   

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2018 SDCC: Preview Night: Hot Toys Gallery

Our friends at Rebelscum have a nice early gallery of the new Hot Toys newest reveals!

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Next up for our The Black Series [Phase III] Visual Guide updates is the all-new 6″ Rebel Trooper (69). Click below to check out our full guide page for this figure, and make sure to also stop by and check out our full review.

Rebel Trooper (69) - The Black Series [Phase III] - 6-Inch Figures

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Force Link 2.0 C-3PO/R2-D2 Revealed!

JTA Facebook follower Cristian A. has found the Force Link 2.0 C-3PO and R2-D2 at his local retailer outlet (outside of the USA) and has added the image our page. It looks like a possibility exists that this is a retailer exclusive as evidenced by the product number. Check it out!

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Sideshow Collectibles Reveals New Hot Toys Figures

There are plenty of new reveals today for the Sideshow Collectibles Online Comic-Con event, including many new Hot Toys Sixth Scale figures. It looks like Hot Toys has entered the Clone Trooper market with Commander Cody and the Airborne Trooper. Click below to check out all of the figures on their preview page, including Princess Leia (Bespin Outfit), Range Trooper, Mimban Stormtrooper, Jango Fett, two versions of Chewbacca, and an R2-D2 packed with tools!

    

   

   

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After taking a look at both the Sequel and the Original Trilogy, today is the time to take a look at the Prequel Trilogy and what 10(ish) figures are most needed for the 6 inch Black Series! Click through for my top 10 picks!

Phantom Menace Celebration

When everyone was happy

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If you pre-ordered The Vintage Collection Imperial Combat Assault Tank from Amazon, they’ve begun shipping them despite initially listed with an August 3rd availability date. They are also in stock as we post this. Special thanks to JTA reader Mike R. for the alert!

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The release date of Solo: A Star Wars Story Blu-ray is September 25th. Lucasfilm sends out the official announcement. Click through for more!

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Review: Rebel Trooper - TBS6 [P3] - 69

NEW FIGURES! It’s a Rebel FLEET Trooper, Hasbro! Hasbro made advancements to the 6″ buck and collectors of the line are going to fall in love with it. See why the Rebel Trooper is the start to a bevy of great new things in The Black Series 6″ line. Read 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.

Rebel Trooper

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JTA reader Eric reports that The Black Series Clone Commander Wolffe has landed at his Louisiana Barnes & Noble. Thanks for the store report, Eric! If you are finding this in your area make sure to let us know in our comments to help those still on the hunt!

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Sideshow Collectibles is releasing a second version of their Yoda Sixth Scale figure, this one being just different enough to be… different. This version doesn’t include quite as many accessories as the original release, and the portrait is slightly different as well. If you missed out on the first version then you get another chance at this slightly newer version. Click here for the pre-order page and additional images. 

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We are starting another small run of The Black Series [Phase III] Visual Guides, featuring the three figures from wave 18. First up, we take a look at Han Solo (Bespin) (70). Click below to check out our full Visual Guide page, and make sure to stop by our full review to see additional information, images, and join in our discussion.

Han Solo (Bespin) (70) - The Black Series [Phase III] - 6-Inch Figures

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New Star Wars [Solo] Force Link 2.0 Four-Pack Revealed!

Online retailer Dark Side Toys is taking orders for a new and unannounced Star Wars [Solo] Force Link 2.0 Mission On Vandor-1 four-pack. Look for this around September.

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OK, so the Doctor Aphra Comics Set was an interesting, albeit gimmicky reintroduction to the classic Kenner Special Action Figures Sets of yesteryear. Don’t get me wrong. I am thrilled to see this sub-line out once again, but it’s time to revisit the original sets’ legacy. During the initial run of The Vintage Collection, Hasbro produced many of them for collectors, and all were released as TARGET exclusives. However, we are still five sets short of the sixteen originally produced. Let’s find out what it would take to complete them for us shortly. Click through for more!

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In an interesting but not necessarily surprising development, we’ve learned that The Black Series [Phase III] Clone Commander Wolffe 6″ figure’s box art is directly “inspired” by the Sideshow Collectibles one-sixth scale figure. This is not improbable, and Hasbro leased out their license to Sideshow Collectibles years ago to make their high-end figures. Special thanks to JTA reader Jcc2224 for the alert!

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Review: Han Solo (Bespin) - TBS6 [P3] - 70

NEW FIGURES! Let’s begin with The Black Series [Phase III] Han Solo (Bespin) figure. 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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Star Wars Amazon Prime Day Deals

How are you faring on Amazon Prime Day? Amazon’s website is full of dogs if you try to search for anything, so finding deals has been tougher than normal. Here are a few deals readers have alerted us to. If you find more deals feel free to write in and we will add them to the list…

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If you’re interested, The Black Series [Phase III] Kylo Ren Centerpiece figure is marked down to $28.96 with Prime plus if you click a coupon on the product page, they’ll deduct another $1 off the total for you too. Special thanks to JTA reader Jay V. for the alert!

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The Vintage Collection Needs The Rebel Transport ASAP

There. I’ve said it. The Vintage Collection needs a modern update of the vintage Kenner Rebel Transport. I dare you to disagree with me. (more….)

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Review: IG-88 (Bounty Hunter) - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “Some Like It Hoth” run of vintage Kenner reviews continues with another bounty hunter: IG-88 (Bounty Hunter) from The Empire Strikes Back line. Relive your memories of this classic 1980 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

IG-88 (Bounty Hunter)

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Now it’s time to check out a sneak peek at our upcoming Chewbacca And Porgs Forces Of Destiny review, or should we say Chakabacca And Porgs instead? It’s cute, but this doesn’t favor Chewbacca too much. And yes, the porgs are so cute you’re going to want to eat them up. Check this set out in our Research Droids Reviews right now! Full review coming as soon as possible!

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Let’s now check out San Diego Comic Con exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Han Solo (Exogorth Escape). It’s the same figure as the basic Han Solo (Bespin) figure but now comes with a breathing mask, a hydrospanner, and a scaled mynock creature! Check it out in our Research Droids Reviews right now! The full review is coming as soon as possible!

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The Star Wars And The Power Of Costume tour is currently residing in Detroit, and JTA reader Aldo S. visited the attraction. He sent us some images to share with you. I have visited this exhibit in NYC, and it was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. I highly suggest checking it out if it comes close to your area too. Check out the gallery on Facebook.

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New loose images of The Vintage Collection Imperial TIE Fighter have surfaced on social media and we’re disappointed to report that the Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot is the same old 2008 The Legacy Collection Evolutions sculpt. Specifically, it looks like the Lieutenant Oxixio figure from 2011’s SW [SOTDS] Battle Over Endor (1 of 2) set. Check out the gallery of new images on our Facebook page! Special thanks to JTA reader Matthew C. for the news!

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The community saw a spike in sales when Hasbro announced that they decided to include an exclusive carded version of Yak Face in the Barge earlier this year. But when they revealed the price of the Imperial Combat Assault Tank, many members of the Star Wars collecting community cried out in horror over the steep price. However, they quickly followed up asking “does that price include a figure?” (more….)

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The store reports and delivery reports are pouring in that the GameStop exclusive Clone Commander Wolffe 6″ figure is arriving! If you haven’t seen this figure up close yet, check our our RDR on it HERE! Clone Commander Wolffe is currently IN STOCK at GameStop.com too if you’re interested! Special thanks to JTA reader cress for this report!

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It's Gorgeous, But Not $119.99 Gorgeous....

You think we have it bad in the USA when it comes to The Vintage Collection’s Imperial Combat Assault Tank? Friend and JTA reader Jamie D. sends us a report that this gorgeous vehicle has hit his local Canadian Toys R Us store and the MSRP is $119.99. Yikes. The line will not thrive with these ridiculous prices. By the way, see our full review on this amazing vehicle in our RDRs HERE.

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Friends & Family 25% Discount Now At Shop Disney!

It’s Friends & Family time at Shop Disney. Use promo code DISNEYPAL at checkout for 25% off your order! Check out all of their cool Star Wars stuff HERE!

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Should Hasbro Do Or Not Do Shadows Of The Empire Now?

If you were collecting the modern Star Wars toy line “back in the day,” you’ll remember the exciting storyline of Shadows Of The Empire, a series of events that took place in between The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi. During the multimedia event, Kenner produced a line of toys in support of the story, and it went over hugely with collectors. So we ask today. Is there any interest to see these characters update in The Vintage Collection and The Black Series 6″ lines? Let us know in the comments.

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Sponsor Announcement: Big Boy Collectibles

JTA sponsor Big Boy Collectibles has The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Enfy Nest’s Swoop Bike in stock. They are also taking pre-orders for Han Solo (Bespin), Rebel Trooper and Tobias Beckett! Order yours today!

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A social media user asked Bluefin Brands’ if we’d see “good guys” soon in the Movie Realization line. See what they teased in response. Special thanks to JTA reader Matthew C. for the tip.

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Review: Bossk (Bounty Hunter) - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “Some Like It Hoth” run of vintage Kenner reviews continues with another bounty hunter mail-away figure: Bossk (Bounty Hunter) from The Empire Strikes Back line. Let’s check him out a little more closely. Relive your memories of this classic 1980 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

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Sideshow Collectibles Darth Maul Life-Size Bust Preview

Sideshow Collectibles has unveiled a new Darth Maul Life-Size Bust. Click here to check out the full-size preview page. 

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Our “Some Like It Hoth” run of vintage Kenner reviews continues with a little bit of a perplexing figure; the Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear) character. Who is this character exactly? Let’s check him out a little more closely. Relive your memories of this classic 1980 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear)

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Well, here we go again. Many of the latest The Vintage Collection figures are no Add-on Items at Amazon.com, listed for about half their MSRP. See the list for yourself. This is a tip to Hasbro that straight repacks should be the minority, not the majority, especially Sequel Trilogy repacks. No one wants them. NOT relegated to Add-on Item status: OT Hoth Trooper. Special thanks to JTA reader Agustin for the alert!

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Dee Bradley Baker, who voiced the all of the clones on The Clone Wars, has posted something on his Twitter feed about the upcoming SDCC TCW panel:

#StarWars :the Clone Wars fans: I’m just gonna say, you don’t want to miss this. #Comicon2018

Now, why would he say that? Is it possible, against all odds, that we might get more animated The Clone Wars? Dialogue was recorded for several more seasons, just saying… What do you think? I believe fans would be over the moon if the unfinished episodes see the light of day, maybe on the streaming service… Is it too much to hope for?

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The Clone Wars

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Recently I looked at some of the Disney era characters that need a Black Series figure. Today I want to do the same for the Original Trilogy. It’s not easy making a list of just ten characters, so I cheated a bit here and there. Anyway, click through for my top 10 picks of Original Trilogy characters that need a Black Series figure!

Star Wars Original trilogy cast

And they lived happily ever after

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Robot Kingdom Announces NEW TVC Imperial TIE Fighter

Robot Kingdom has just listed an exclusive The Vintage Collection Imperial TIE Fighter vehicle with Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot for pre-order. Special thanks to JTA readers Michael G., Matthew C. and elfcreative for the alerts! Pre-order it HERE.

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Our “Some Like It Hoth” run of vintage Kenner reviews continues with a personal favorite: the Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear) figure. Relive your memories of this classic 1980 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear)

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Hasbro has sent out San Diego Comic Con exclusives, and tonight we have a full gallery for you to enjoy of the Special Action Figure Set (Doctor Aphra Comic Set). The set is very, very nice. Here are some quick points about it. The set is overpriced by about 100%. At most, the set should cost no more than $34.99. Doctor Aphra is an all-new figure. BT-1 (Beetee) is based on the original astromech droid Build A Droid sculpt (it even has the 2008 date stamp on it) but comes with a new dome and some pretty incredible accessories. 0-0-0 (Triple Zero) looks fantastic and should have been sold as a basic figure before Doctor Aphra. It shows that Hasbro still isn’t focusing The Vintage Collection toys on the market who will buy it. The tooling on Triple Zero has worn over time, sadly. The parts don’t stay on as tightly as they should anymore. Hasbro could have easily glued them on instead, so we’re thankful that the figure still has playability. Anyway, check out our complete gallery. The review is about two-weeks out (we have a lot going on right now), but you can check out all of the important stuff now.

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Nominations for the 70th Emmy Awards were announced today and Star Wars Rebels was among the nominees. In total, the final season of Star Wars Rebels received three nominations. The series was once again nominated in the Outstanding Children’s Program category. In addition, underappreciated composer Kevin Kiner was nominated in the Outstanding Music Composition For A Series category for his work on the Rebels’ series finale. Kiner and Star Wars Rebels will face off against Emmy juggernauts Game of Thrones and Westworld in that category. Finally, Star Wars Rebels was nominated for Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation. Congratulations to the cast and crew of Star Wars Rebels  for their latest Emmy nominations and an impressive four seasons of Star Wars television! Click here to see the full list of nominees.

 

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What Are You Expecting This Year For 2018 SDCC Reveals?

It’s hard to believe, but San Diego Comic-Con is right around the corner. Before it begins, we wanted you to weigh in on your speculation of what licensees, specifically Hasbro, will reveal this year at the show. We’ve been hinted since Toy Fair that 2019 will be a year like no other in a very long time, post the Golden Age of Collecting. But will those rumors be revealed to be true? Anyway, let us know what expectations you have for The Vintage Collection, The Black Series 6″ line, vehicles, multipacks, and stuff from other licensees in our comments.

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Review: FX-7 (Medical Droid) - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “Some Like It Hoth” run of vintage Kenner reviews continues with the incredible FX-7 (Medical Droid) figure. In 2001, Hasbro released a definitive version of this figure on their very first try, but see this action figure’s historical start in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

FX-7 (Medical Droid)

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I have an exclusive sneak peek of wave 17 (wave 28) of The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ line! Han Solo (Bespin) is about what we all expected. He looks great, but there is nothing extraordinary about him. Samples will vary from one another, so be sure to find one with good eyes. Our sample looks good, but we think he could look a tad better. He is loaded with articulation and favors Harrison Ford very much. The Rebel Trooper is awesome, but some things about him bug us. Firstly, I don’t like the name. This character is a Rebel Fleet Trooper. Also, this sculpt is unequivocally Lieutenant Pello Scrambas, so you can’t army build this guy. (Hasbro – please make alternate head sculpts for this body!) Collectors will be thrilled to know that Hasbro added “butterfly” joints to the shoulders which make it possible for him to cross his arms and reach his arms behind his back. Also, I plead ignorance. I don’t know if he comes with the “Death Star plans” or some type of “communicator.” I am especially partial to Tobias Beckett. It looks just like Woody Harrelson, and the detail is fantastic. His costume is perfection and it’s one of the greatest figures based on Solo: A Star Wars Story Hasbro has produced to date. Check out these three new figures in our Research Droids Reviews RIGHT NOW! Full reviews are coming soon!!



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Entertainment Earth just got in wave 18 of The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ line which includes Han Solo (Bespin), Rebel Trooper and Tobia Beckett! Order yours right now!

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HasLab Update #2: Jabba's Sail Barge Deco Testing

There is a new HasLab update on Jabba’s Sail Barge This time they are testing color on a miniature model. Check out the deco development HERE. Here is the image of the Deco Development process.

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Review: Leia Organa (Bespin Gown) - ESB - Vintage Kenner

We begin Series 3 of the vintage Kenner line with The Empire Strikes Back Leia Organa (Bespin Gown). Check out this beautiful action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

Leia Organa (Bespin Gown)

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Mark Hamill Shaved His Beard!

Yes, it’s true. The beard is no more. Mark Hamill posted a photo of a new gift he received from Sideshow Collectibles (a Joker cane) on Twitter and in the photo you can see a clean shaven Mark (makes him look 20 years younger). Now, what could that mean? Flashback scene in IX with a digitally de-aged Mark Hamill (think Michael Douglas in Ant-Man)? Maybe all of IX will be a flashback? Maybe Force ghosts have no beards (shut up, Obi-Wan!) or maybe Mark just learned his services are no longer needed, now that Lando will steal the show? Let the speculations begin! 😉

Mark Hamill, sans beard, sans shirt

Mark Hamill, beardless and shirtless

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A Quick Look At The SH Figuarts Ben Kenobi Figure!

I received my SH Figuarts Ben Kenobi figure today. With him only Leia is missing from the SHF hero line-up of A New Hope. So how does the figure compare to the Black Series version? Click through for a handful of photos and a quick overview!

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi (sort of)

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KOHL's Exclusive Force Link 4-Pack Now $19.99 ($30 OFF!)

For those of you interested, the Kohl’s exclusive Force Link 4-pack that retailed for $49.99 is now only $19.99, the price it should have been at launch. Special thanks to friend Rum Sleg for the alert!

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TBS6 [P3] Clone Commander Wolffe IN STOCK!

Order the GameStop exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] Clone Commander Wolffe 6″ figure which ships RIGHT NOW! You can also check out our review on this figure HERE! Thankt o all who wrote in to let us know about this pre-order!

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Check out our sneak peek of the still-officially-unannounced The Black Series [Phase III] Captain Phasma (Quicksilver Baton) Canadian Toys R Us exclusive figure. It remains to be seen how this figure will be offered in the USA. Captain Phasma (Quicksilver Baton) would have been a lot more exciting if she was released instead of the straight repack that was part of The Last Jedi product launch push. The figure has a fantastic new head sculpt and the accessories are simple but lovely. If this were just a couple years ago, we could have expected a tweaked version of her in the basic assortment, but for one reason or another, Hasbro decides these make for great store exclusives (that many of us can never acquire). Anyway, the full review is coming soon, but you can check out the gallery and notes now.

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We’re finishing up the Revenge Of The Sith Commemorative DVD Collection sets. It’s now time for the Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader And Count Dooku (Sith Lords) set which was also a Walmart exclusive. 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.

Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader And Count Dooku (Sith Lords)

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Amazon has listed the product page for their exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] Astromech Droid 3-pack. Special thanks to friend Steve U. for the alert!

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Hasbro Keeps Innovating The Black Series Line!

Now that is interesting, JTA regular Matthew Cohen sent us two photos he found in a Black Series Facebook group which show a brand new feature of a Black Series figure. The Rebel Fleet Trooper actually has SHF style butterfly joints under his vest! Click through for the other photo!

Rebel Fleet Trooper

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Hollywood Reporter (as well as several other entertainment websites) has just released an article which officially confirms that Billy Dee Williams will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian in Episode IX. Rumors were spreading a few days ago already, when Billy Dee had to cancel a convention appearence due to a scheduling conflict. Now that it is official, what do you want Lando to do in IX? Do you think he will have a somewhat larger role? Are you happy and excited a beloved Original Trilogy character finally gets an appearance in the Sequel Trilogy? This is something fans have been asking for since The Force Awakens.

Lando Calrissian

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Previewed this past January, Sideshow Collectibles has officially announced their upcoming Sixth Scale Boba Fett Mythos figure. Look for this to go up for pre-order on Monday, July 16th.

 

 

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Your Most Favorite Star Wars Battle!

The results of the poll are in and we have a winner! Jedi Temple Archives readers have voted for their most favorite Star Wars Battle. Click through to find out which battle won!

Storntrooper hits door

Stormtrooper vs Door – an often overlooked battle

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Hasbro SDCC Exclusive Forces of Destiny Chewbacca & Porgs

You might have seen this announcement on our Facebook page a couple of days ago, but Hasbro has sent off official PRESS IMAGES of the Forces Of Destiny Chewbacca and Porgs SDCC exclusive set. See the full gallery on our Facebook page.

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We’re almost done checking out various commemorative multipacks. Let’s look at the terrible Revenge Of The Sith Anakin Skywalker, Mace Windu And Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Knights) set which was a Walmart exclusive. 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.

Anakin Skywalker, Mace Windu And Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Knights)

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We’ve added the newly released The Last Jedi (Series 2) Trading Cards to our Topps listing, along with our full box break gallery. While we were at it, we also added the listing for The Last Jedi (Series 1).


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Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Check out the latest Brian’s Toys newsletter

This week we have completed our restock of ROTJ and POTF 3 3/4″ vintage figures that are ready to ship!  Also added are some hot Sideshow pre-orders from the new Solo movie.  Check in with us over the next few weeks as we will be having a vintage special very soon!

Brian's Toys

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Times Have Significantly Changed in Eight Short Years

Wow. My mind often wanders about entirely random things. That’s a given. One minute I might be googling if giraffe meat is edible for humans, and then the next moment I might Googling why herbs de Provence is the perfect spice for chicken. I could not stop my brain if I tried from going off on these tangents. I believe all of this stems from my innate curiosity about life in general. Most recently, while doing some work around the house, the fact how significantly prices have changed since The Vintage Collection’s first run in 2010, versus what’s happening with it today, rushed my mind. Then I thought of this….

What $49.99 got you in 2010

What $49.99 gets you in 2018

Need I say more?

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We’re almost done checking out various commemorative multipacks. Let’s look at the Revenge Of The Sith Clone Troopers set which was a Walmart exclusive. 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.

Clone Troopers

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The amount of “old” product piling up on Hasbro Toy Shop’s eBay store is astounding. And the brand new stuff is already on their page (albeit at full price). And all of the “hot products” are nowhere to be found. How many of these sitting items do you think we will packed in future case assortments too? Sigh.

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Review: Imperial Combat Assault Tank - TVC - Vehicle

NEW PHOTOS ADDED! Check out our full review on the awesome and beautiful Imperial Combat Assault Tank from the relaunched The Vintage Collection 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.

Imperial Combat Assault Tank

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The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Enfys Nest’s Swoop Bike has arrived hot off of the truck and is IN STOCK!

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Keri Russell Reportedly Joins Episode IX Cast

According to a report from Variety, Keri Russell  (The Americans, Felicity, Waitress) is in early talks to join Star Wars: Episode IX.  After meeting with several actresses for the role, which requires “action-heavy fight scenes”, Episode IX director JJ Abrams and Lucasfilm  agreed that Russell was the right choice. Abrams and Russell previously worked together on Felicity and Mission Impossible III. Abrams plans to cast two more actors before production on Episode IX begins at the end of the month. Keri Russell is certainly a very talented actress and a welcome addition to Star Wars. Head over to Variety for the full report!

Keri Russell in The Americans

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6" Dewback Set Found For $20 At Northeast Walmart

An image is floating around Facebook showing a Walmart in the Northeast that has the Dewback marked down to a pitiful $20. Is this only the beginning?

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Walmart is selling The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Dewback through Google Express for $39.99. But first-time buyers (on Google Express) will also receive an additional 20% off with promo code SUMMERFUN. Oh, and this ships for FREE too. Special thanks to friend Justin G.l for the alert to this online promotion.

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Robot Kingdom has also listed the next wave of Force Link 2.0 figures. Special thanks to Tatooine Sandworm for the alert!

SW E5 SWU PRINCESS LEIA HOTH
SW E5 SWU DARTH VADER
SW SWU E8 KYLO REN
SW E8 SWU REY JEDI TRAINING
SW E6 SWU LUKE SKYWALKER
SW SWU E8 STORMTROOPER

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Robot Kingdom Reveals Carded Image Of TVC Enfys Nest

Robot Kingdom is taking orders for the next wave of The Vintage Collection figures and they’ve added an image of the Enfys Nest figure carded. They’ve also added the case ratio

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The Rebel Fleet Trooper, Han Solo (Bespin Outfit) and Tobias Beckett wave is available and IN STOCK on eBay. Special thansk to JTA reader Driftgear fro the alert!

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It’s time for another “Commemorative DVD Collection” multipack. Now let us check out the Clone Wars Jedi Force Pack from the original animated 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.

Jedi Force Pack

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Sideshow Collectibles Life-Size BB-8 Pre-Order

Sideshow Collectibles has their life-size BB-8 figure up for pre-order. Click here to check it out!

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It’s the first all-new vehicle of the new TVC era! Check out our advanced sneak peek of the brand-spanking-new Imperial Combat Assault Tank from The Vintage Collection. Hasbro hit this vehicle out of the park. The amount of distinctive tooling Hasbro gave this vehicle is nothing short of impressive. The final paint operations are excellent, although we feel they could have been bettered in a few areas. The only negative is that we don’t have Turbo Tank pilots to outfit the vehicle yet. The Imperial Combat Assault Tank has real rubber tread that functions. The interior cockpit is astounding. And the extras here are so beautiful; you’re going to be overwhelmed. We’re especially taken with the Kyber crystal containers and cases. There is a ton of Aurebesh to translate on this vehicle, so have fun figuring it out! Yes, the price is steep, but this is a robust and weighty vehicle LOADED with detail. Our full photo gallery is complete, and the write up is coming in just a couple of days. In the meantime, please enjoy the gallery and other things like Collector Notes! Click HERE to check it out.

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Photo Of Star Wars: Resistance Characters Leaks!

A very blurry and very low quality photo of the Star Wars: Resistance characters has leaked. Actually, the version you can see below has already been enhanced. The photo was shown during a presentation and someone was able to take a picture. Anyway, even though it’s blurry you can still see the cast of the show. It seems Phasma will be the main villain? And perhaps the Stormtrooper in all red could be Captain Cardinal from the Phasma novel? What do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

Star Wars Resistance

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What is Worse: The Fool, or the Fool Who Follows Him?

Or which is worse, the first wave of repacks or the wave of repacks that follow them? Our friends at banthaskull.com have posted an article citing sources that are reporting something different than a rumor we posted about a month ago. Click through for more…

Why have Snoke in 1 piece when you can repack him in 2?

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It has been officially confirmed by Hasbro that we will see three (3) waves of The Vintage Collection in 2018 and this has excited some collectors. But for me, I think it would take something drastic like an announcement that Emperor Palpatine and Sim Aloo are also coming some time in 2019. How about you? Would you need to see more classic Kenner redos to get you more in the mood?

    

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We have a few more “Commemorative DVD Collection” multipacks to get through before we change topics. Let’s continue with the Clone Wars Sith Attack Pack from the original animated 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.

Sith Attack Pack

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In case you’re interested, Amazon.com has The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Rey’s Speeder for less than $21 with Prime. Special thanks to JTA reader shagbert for the alert!

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Pick Your Favorite Star Wars Battle!

After voting for your favorite lightsaber duel it is now time to pick your favorite Star Wars battles! Click through for the candidates you can vote for and some basic instructions!

Star Wars Battle

Kapow! Biff! Bang!

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If you are looking for some nice Star Wars themed backdrops for your figures, make sure to check out Cardboard Galaxy on eBay. There are some very nice 3D pop-up dioramas to help spruce up your display shelves. Thanks to JTA reader and contributor Matthew Cohen for the heads-up!

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Happy Fourth Of July!

Jedi Temple Archives wishes all of our readers a Happy Fourth of July. Celebrate and sing your freedom today and every day.

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Review: Anakin Skywalker - HT - Movie Masterpiece Series

Hot Toys keeps knocking their Star Wars figures out of the park. Look at the amazing Anakin Skywalker 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.

Anakin Skywalker

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Hello, What Have We Here?

The Saskatchewan Entertainment Expo made the most curious announcement on their Facebook page. Billy Dee Williams was supposed to be a guest this year. But his appearance has been canceled due to a “film schedule conflict”. Hmmmm. What can that possibly mean?

Check out the Facebook page with the announcement.

And then discuss whether or not you’re excited for Lando in Episode IX! Will he kamikaze the Falcon with Nien Nunb and Chewbacca as his co-pilots and 3PO and R2 in the back into Starkiller Base 2.0 or will he do what any sensible person would do, and put Kylo Ren across his knee for being a very naughty boy and killing Han for the entire duration of the movie?

Lando Calrissian

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TVC Imperial Combat Assault Tank NOW SHIPPING!

Good news! The Imperial Combat Assault Tank is beginning to ship from online retailers, most motably Dorkside Toys and Entertainment Earth! If you’ve pre-ordered, than you should expect your shipping notice soon! Special thank to all of the eager readers who wrote in to let us know!

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Amazon Follows Walmart's Lead: TBS6 [P3] Dewback $20 OFF

You can get The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Dewback And Sandtrooper for $39.97 at Amazon.com with Prime. Special thanks to JTA reader Sam C. for the alert!

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If there is a picture perfect example of what is wrong with brick and mortar distribution, it would be these two photos. JTA reader Nathaniel D. from Canada sends us two images from th esame Walmart store in the Toronto area. Click through for more as he explains what’s going on in his area.

    

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Yahoo Finance Asks If Star Wars Is Imploding

Until now most media outlets put a more or less positive spin on the recent developments in the Star Wars Universe and at Lucasfilm. It was mostly the alternative media, and here especially several YouTube channels, that heavily criticized Lucasfilm for Solo’s failure at the box office and for making a – according to them – divisive movie with The Last Jedi. But now Yahoo Finance posted an article that asks the ultimate question: whether or not the Star Wars Universe is imploding. Click through for more details!

Captain Canady

Captain Canady sees his world exploding

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Holy cow. The Luke Skywalker [Jedi Knight] Movie Masterpiece Series one-sixth scale figure from Hot Toys is sheer perfection. 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.

Luke Skywalker [Jedi Knight]

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Sponsor Announcement: Empire Toy Shop

JTA sponsor Empire Toy Shop sends in this update…

Limited Quantities of Darth Revan are in stock now at EmpireToyshop.com!

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Super 7 SDCC Exclusive Hammerhead Alien Figure

Super 7 wins most creative SDCC exclusive this year. Check it out!

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HasbroPulse Questions Answered!

In our worry over the fire going out on 3.75″ collecting Paul discussed earlier, there is a spark that will light the fire that may inspire you once again. It definitely gives me some hope for upcoming figures to come!! Click through for the full video… (more…)

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When you take multiple PTO days from work to dig out your The Empire Strikes Back collection to develop quality vintage Kenner Research Droids Reviews. I never knew I had two perfectly mint vintage Kenner Imperial AT-ATs (as well as other doubles).

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This past weekend a realization wouldn’t leave my mind. So, I wanted to address it with you. I was wondering, if Hasbro turned 2019 into a year that directly mimicked the Golden Age of Collecting (any time in between 2006 and 2012), would it reinvigorate your passion for the brand again?

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It is time to check out the Chewbacca (Mimban)/Han Solo (Mimban) Two-Packs set. 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.

Chewbacca (Mimban)/Han Solo (Mimban)

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Vintage Visual Guide Carded Figure Updates

We’ve been working behind the scenes adding over 125 new carded reference photos to our Vintage Visual Guides. Make sure to stop by and check out some of our guides. We will keep building this reference guide for Vintage figures as we get more samples. To-date, our Vintage guides feature over 300 carded reference photos. We are always looking to add more, so if you have any carded Vintage figures that we don’t have pictured and want to contribute to our guides just let me know!



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Review: Rebolt/Corellian Hound - SW [S] - Two-Packs

We have new product to look at now! It is time to check out the Rebolt/Corellian Hound Two-Packs set. 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.

Rebolt/Corellian Hound

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Pre-order TBS6 [P3] Clone Commander Wolffe At GameStop!

Pre-order the GameStop exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] CLone Commander Wolffe 6″ figure for a July 17, 2018 ship date! You can also check out our review on this figure HERE! Thankt o all who wrote in to let us know about this pre-order!

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July may be the official start to a hot summer, but JTA is cooling things down as we look at the first wave of figures produced by Kenner for THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK line. As such, we’re excited to announce that July is “Some Like It Hoth” month in our vintage Kenner Research Droids Reviews. We will be focusing on Kenner’s Series 3 group of figures all month long. We hope you’ll bring your memories with you and add to the coversation in our comments.

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