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Monthly Archives: November 2018

Nick Nolte Joins The Mandalorian!

The Hollywood Reporter has an exclusive report about Nick Nolte joining The Mandalorian. Nothing is known about his role on the show. Pedro Pascal is the lead character, Gina Carano (you saw her in the first Deadpool movie) was announced a short while ago and  Carl Weathers was apparently hired as well. Nothing is known yet about plot or who exactly the actors will be portraying. I suppose we will have to wait a few more months before we get more details. The Mandalorian is projected for a late 2019 release on the Disney+ streaming channel.

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Hasbro Announces Galaxy Of Adventure Basic Figure Line

Hasbro announces the Galaxy Of Adventure basic figure line via official press images, which look to be 99% straight repacks. Check out the full gallery on our Facebook page.

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First Six Galaxy Of Adventures YouTube Shorts Released

Head on over the Star Wars Kids YouTube Channel to check out the first six Galaxy of Adventures animated shorts, featuring Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, Chewbacca and Darth Vader. Each short is about 1 minute and features a fun and well-animated look at scenes from the OT. I enjoyed them for what they were.  The use of original dialog and sound effects was well done. 

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S.H. Figuarts Shows New Star Wars Figures

SHF showed a few all new Star Wars figures at the Tokyo Comic Con. And they also showed some things we had glimpsed before. Fans of the Japanese Star Wars line have many things to look forward to, when and if SHF ever decides to officially announce the figures! Click through for quite a few photos from the show! And thanks to Matthew C. for the alert!

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JTA Presents: Evolutions - Chewbacca [A New Hope]

New Promo Code For Hasbro Toy Shop: ALLNEW

Hasbro Toy Shop has an all-new promo code which will give you 20% off in-stock items. You’ll also get FREE shipping with order $14.99 and above. Use code ALLNEW for the discount.

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If you took advantage of that crazy online deal at Michaels Kids for the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon, you might be in for some disappointment. We are receiving reports that people are receiving the Han Solo role-play blaster instead. We’ve also heard that people have called customer service and Michael’s is sending out corrected order 2nd-day air. So, let us know of your experience int he comments. Special thanks to friend and JTA reader Matthew D. for the report!

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Today’s Entertainment Earth Doorbuster is the Gentle Giant LTD. Emperor’s Royal Guard Jumbo Vintage Kenner figure and it will go for a very low price. Sale price is active 2 PM ET (11 AM PT).

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Review: Paploo - ROTJ - Vintage Kenner

We finish up our “Turning Ewokese” marathon today with Paploo. Relive your memories of this classic 1984 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!

Paploo

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10% OFF Star Wars Premium Silver Foils from New Zealand Mint

For today only (Thursday 29 November) New Zealand Mint has will be sharing some more Christmas Cheer with a 10% discount* on all Star Wars Premium Silver Foils. To take advantage of this unique offer go to the New Zealand Mint website today!

*10% off applies to Star Wars Premium Silver Foils only. Offers ends 12pm Friday 30th November (NZDT). Not valid in conjunction with other offers. While stocks last.

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eBay Coupon For 10% Off All Toys Good For Today Only

eBay currently has a 10% off coupon good for all toys. Click through for details, and jump over to the Hasbro Toy Shop store to see if there’s anything you need. Use coupon code PLAYDAY. It expires at 11:59pm PT. 

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Steve Evans Leaves The Hasbro Star Wars Team

Steve Evans will no longer be on Hasbro’s Star Wars team. He has taken on a new position at Hasbro as Creative Director, Consumer Products. Steve posted this on his Instagram:

To say I have loved every single minute working on Star Wars for the past 5 years would be a massive Death Star-sized understatement. But I have recently decided to take on a new role at Hasbro as Creative Director, Consumer Products. Which means I will now be spending my days with Optimus Prime, Applejack and other new friends. I feel it important to take a moment here to say THANK YOU to all of you. It truly has been an honor to be part of this incredible community, and I will forever look back at this chapter of my career with the utmost pride and fondness. It truly has been a childhood dream come true for me to be part of Star Wars toys, but I am excited for this new opportunity ahead! So… Until we meet again. MTFBWY

Good luck, Steve, and have fun with Optimus Prime and all the other new friends! It’s not known yet who will replace him on the Star Wars team.

Steve Evans

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Review: Lumat - ROTJ - Vintage Kenner

We are going to finish up our “Turning Ewokese” marathon with two Ewoks, of course. Let’s start with Lumat. Relive your memories of this classic 1984 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!

Lumat

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More clearance fodder everyone! Star Wars [The Last Jedi] Force Link vehicles are coming to Five Below officially December 1st. It’s unbelievable what a failure this toy line has been. In case you need a refresher, the normal MSRP for these vehicles is $29.99.

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Grab TBS6 [P3] Han Solo (Bespin) Before They're Gone At EE!

Site sponsor Entertainment Earth has a limited supply of Han Solo (Bespin) figures in stock from The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ line. Grab yours before they’re gone!

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BREAKING NEWS! New Original Trilogy Shorts Coming!

Wow! Check it out! Disney is finally strumming the heartstrings of OT fans! A new series of animated shorts [mostly] based on the Original Trilogy is coming called Star Wars: Galaxy Of Adventures! Check out the trailer! Special thanks to all who wrote in to let us know!

UPDATE: Official press release and poster added. Click through for details!

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Entertainment Earth has updated their site to reflect new availability dates for most The Vintage Collection products, including the “saved” former Walmart exclusive Rey (Island Journey) and the 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper. Also of note, stay tuned for an announcement forthcoming on the TVC Stormtrooper (Mimban) figure as that’s expected to be updated too. As you remember from our BREAKING NEWS report, there was confusion surrounding that particular figure (by the source), but it looks like an update is coming soon.

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JTA Presents: Evolutions - 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper

Welcome to another one our JTA Presents: Evolutions features! Let’s check out how close or far we are from having an ideal Hasbro 3.75″ 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper action figure. Have we arrived at definitive status yet? Weigh in and let us know what conclusion you’ll come to by clicking through and adding your two cents in the comments!

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The Vintage Collection On Sale At Kmart.com For BOGO 50% Off

Check out Kmart.com if you want to pick up some TVC for $9 each plus BOGO 50% off. JTA reader Steven picked up the whole wave 2 for $7 each!

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Review: TIE Fighter And Pilot Set - Star Wars Toybox

Now let’s check out the TIE Fighter And Pilot Set from the Star Wars Toybox line. It’s a whole lot of fun, but will you care? 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.

TIE Fighter And Pilot Set

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The Walmart Exclusive Kessel Mine Escape Playset Is Torturous

Sigh. After an inexplicable delay, the Walmart exclusive Kessel Mine Escape playset is now available to those that want it at Walmart.com. To date, it hasn’t arrived at any brick and mortar stores yet. It’s much more compact than the Vandor-1 Heist playset. (Vandor-1 Heist is much more enjoyable as a playset item, FYI.) Hasbro approached the Kessel Mine Escape playset all wrong. Torturing us with “painted on” droids and no-name Wookiees, it looks like the only option we have to get these fantastic characters is two-dimensionally as painted-on characters. And we get another unwanted Han Solo figure as our pack-in here. Of particular note, droid DD-BD is shown on the products’ packaging but is nowhere to be found on the actual playset. Is that a future figure coming down the pike, or did the artwork on this set change before release? Anyhow, we hope that Hasbro gets all of the characters featured on this playset released some day. They’re all beautiful characters that deserve to populate the Star Wars [Solo] line. Our review is coming soon, but you can check out a very rough gallery right now by visiting our Research Droids Review on it now. You can order this set at Walmart.com right now if you wish too.

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Entertainment Earth Cyber Week Sale: U-Wing Fighter For $18.99

Entertainment Earth is continuing the savings all week with daily specials. Today’s specials include a few Star Wars items: The Rogue One U-Wing Fighter for $18.99 and Funko’s Lando Calrissian Pop! Vinyl Bobble Head for $4.79. 

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Que-Mars Redath Is BACK!

HURRY! Que-Mars Redath is IN STOCK loose on eBay! Special thanks to JTA reader Mahn-Thai N. for the alert!

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Review: Chirrut Îmwe - Elite Series

Now let’s check out Chirrut Îmwe from the Elite Series line. It’s not that great. 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.

Chirrut Îmwe

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The Vintage Collection Imperial Combat Assault Tank is marked down to $40.79 at Walmart.com. Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Martin M. for the alert.

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Star Wars Authentics Cyber Monday Sales

Save up to 50% off Star Wars Authentics autographed photos!
Find deals from signers including Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Felicity Jones, Hayden Christensen, and many more! See all the discounted autographs here.

Save 30% on Star Wars Authentics official photos!
Featuring imagery from across the saga including the classic saga, prequels, animated series, new trilogy and standalone films in 8×10, 11×14 and 16×20 sizes. See the entire official photo collection here.

If you’re in Europe, check out the discounts at ToppsDirect!
A limited selection of Star Wars Authentics autographed photos are available for purchase from the ToppsDirect site and on sale now for Black Friday with discounted prices. These items will ship from England, saving on shipping and taxes for shoppers outside of the US. Check out their range here.

If you’re an eBay loyalist, check out the Topps Vault where we have a selection of Star Wars Authentics autographs at discounted prices available with Buy It Now.

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Walgreens Exclusive TBS6 [P3] General Veers On Sale!

General Veers is on sale for $16.99 at Walgreens.com! Special thanks to JTA reader Marcel E. for the alert!

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Hasbro Toy Shop Restocks For Cyber Monday!

Hasbro Toy Shop has added a lot of newer products back in stock. Use promo code CYBERMONDAY18 to get the discount. Special thanks to JTA reader Charlie for the alert!

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TBS6 [P3] Red Squadron Astromech 3-Pack On Sale!

The Black Series [Phase III] Red Squadron Astromech Droid 3-pack in on sale for $41.99 with one-day FREE shipping!

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TBS [P3] Stormtrooper Helmet For $49.99!

The Black Series [Phase III] Stormtrooper Helmet is on sale at Amazon for $49.99! Special thanks to Jay V. for the alert! Hurry, because you only have 15 hours from this post to decide!

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JTA Presents: Evolutions - Mara Jade

Welcome to another one our JTA Presents: Evolutions features! Let’s check out how close or far we are from having an ideal Hasbro 3.75″ Mara Jade action figure. Have we arrived at definitive status yet? Weigh in and let us know what conclusion you’ll come to by clicking through and adding your two cents in the comments!

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It's Back! Que-Mars Redath IN STOCK Loose On eBay!

Review: Baze Malbus - Elite Series

Let’s check out Baze Malbus from the Elite Series line. It’s one of the best human likenesses in the Elite Series line and is nicely executed. 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.

Baze Malbus

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Cyber Monday At Shop Disney NOW!

Cyber Monday is happening now at Shop Disney! Save as noted below with promo code CYBER!

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Brian's Toys Cyber Monday Sale

Brian’s Toys is celebrating Cyber Monday with a site-wide discount….

This is the largest site-wide sale we have done in over 7 years!  Save 30% off site-wide with promo-code ‘CYBER30’ to get instant savings.

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Entertainment Earth Cyber Monday Sale

Don’t forget to make another stop by Entertainment Earth to check out what deals they have for their Cyber Monday sale. Click here for all of their deals, and here to see what Star Wars items are on sale. 

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George Lucas To Direct Obi-Wan Movie?!!?

British politician Boris Johnson (former mayor of London, former Brexit minister) made a quite odd, or let’s say “interesting”, remark at a political speech he held recently in Northern Ireland. He said this:

“Which was the biggest grossing movie last year? Star Wars and where does George Lucas propose to make a follow up about Obi-Wan Kenobi? Northern Ireland.”

Now, Boris Johnson is not exactly known for conveying facts. And it’s more likely than not he has no clue what he’s talking about here. But if it were true, then that would be quite sensational news. Of course, nothing official is known. Should Lucas actually direct another Star Wars movie we should learn about it one way or the other sooner than later. Until then, don’t hold your breath!

Boris Johnson

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Review: Imperial Death Trooper - Elite Series

Let’s check out the Imperial Death Trooper from the Elite Series line. It’s nicely executed. 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.

Imperial Death Trooper

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HURRY! Que-Mars Redath IN STOCK Loose On eBay!

HURRY! Que-Mars Redath is IN STOCK loose on eBay! Special thanks to JTA reader Mahn-Thai N. for the alert!

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Amazon Exclusive Smuggler's Guide (Deluxe Edition) On Sale

The recently released Amazon exclusive Smuggler’s Guide (Deluxe Edition) is on sale for $67.48 if you are still looking to add this to your collection. Use code NOVBOOK18 to save an extra $5 when you spend $20.00 or more on Books. Thanks to JTA reader Jeff for the alert!

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Review: Rancor Keeper - ROTJ - Vintage Kenner

We continue to our “Turning Ewokese” marathon with the Rancor Keeper. He’s an odd choice but needed to upkeep the Rancor beast. Relive your memories of this classic 1984 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!

Rancor Keeper

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JTA Presents: Evolutions - Vizam

Welcome to another one of our JTA Presents: Evolutions features! Let’s check out how close or far we are from having an ideal Hasbro 3.75″ Vizam action figure. Have we arrived at definitive status yet? Weigh in and let us know what conclusion you’ll come to by clicking through and adding your two cents in the comments!

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Hero Droid BB-8 Fully Interactive Droid At Target For $50

Currently on sale until tomorrow for $49.99, Target.com has the Hero Droid BB-8 Interactive Droid with free shipping. Thanks to Russ for the alert!

 

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Disney Store Online Black Friday Sale

Shop Disney has much of their online merch on discount for Black Friday. And, get an extra 20% off your entire order at checkout when you use code AMAZING. Free shipping kicks in over $75 with code SHIPMAGIC. Toy Box figures are on sale for $10, but knocked down to $8 each after the discount code. Click here for their Black Friday sale page

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Entertainment Earth Black Friday Deals Are Live

Make sure to make Entertainment Earth one of your stops to check out their Black Friday deals. They have some items up to 80% off. Click through for all of their Star Wars deals, and click here for everything else!

One particularly awesome deal is The Black Series 3.75″ Wave 6 set with free shipping for $14.99!

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Review: AT-ST Driver - ROTJ - Vintage Kenner

We continue to our “Turning Ewokese” marathon with the AT-ST Driver. It took a long time to get the pilot of the Scout Walker vehicle. Relive your memories of this classic 1984 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!

AT-ST Driver

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Review: Prune Face - ROTJ - Vintage Kenner

We continue with our “Turning Ewokese” marathon with Prune Face. It’s difficult to believe that this character was ever on Kenner’s radar. Relive your memories of this classic 1984 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!

Prune Face

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Happy Thanksgiving To All Of Our Readers!

Jedi Temple Archives is thankful for many things, but we’re especially grateful for our longtime reach and ever-growing readership. You make the difference here and we’re proud to host a site where everyone is welcome and also welcome to have differing viewpoints. We thank you for your continued patronage. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys Black Friday Sale

JTA sponsor Brian’s Toys kicks off their weekend Black Friday sales in their latest newsletter

We are doing an extended Black Friday special this year starting Wednesday the 21st and ending Sunday the 25th!  Be sure to check out our items that you can save up to 70% OFF that include Black Series 6″, Vintage Loose 4″, & MORE!  Take advantage of these HUGE savings by purchasing 2!  One to keep sealed and the other to open up OR buy one for yourself and give the other as a gift 🙂

Brian's Toys

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Sideshow Collectibles has listed the new Hot Toys Sixth Scale Stormtrooper (Deluxe Version) pre-order. Click here for the pre-order page. You can also order the standard addition right here if you prefer. It’s a $54 difference if you don’t care about the environmental display stand. 

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Use A 15% Off Coupon At Hasbro's eBay Store And More

JTA reader vikingrobot shared with us a great 15% off coupon deal on eBay that he successfully used at the Hasbro Toy Shop eBay store. Click here for details

Hasbro’s store has tons of stuff already on sale and this coupon works on all of it! 

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Hot Toys Sixth Scale Stormtrooper (Deluxe Version) Preview

Hot Toys is releasing another round of Stormtroopers for your sixth scale army. Check out the newly announced Stormtrooper (MMS514) and Stormtrooper (Deluxe Version) (MMS515) figures, including some nice comparison shots to their original A New Hope release. 

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JTA Presents: Evolutions - Han Solo (In Carbonite)

Welcome to another one our JTA Presents: Evolutions features! Let’s check out how close or far we are from having an ideal Hasbro 3.75″ Han Solo (In Carbonite) action figure. Have we arrived at definitive status yet? Weigh in and let us know what conclusion you’ll come to by clicking through and adding your two cents in the comments!

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Black Series Porgs 2-Pack for $4.60 on Walmart.com

If you love these little guys, here’s a nice sale for you to build up your flock!

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How low with this go? Go get the 6″ TBS Rey’s Speeder on Amazon for just $9.99! Thanks for the alert, Steve!

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You can now order the Walmart exclusive Kessel Mine Escape Playset from Walmart.com with free shipping. A big thanks to JTA reader Lisa for the alert!

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Review: Teebo - ROTJ - Vintage Kenner

We return to our “Turning Ewokese” marathon with Teebo. Relive your memories of this classic 1984 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!

Teebo

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Toys 'R' Us Workers Get Severance Fund

The private equity firms that owned Toys “R” Us before its bankruptcy are each pledging $10 million to establish a fund to distribute severance payments to former employees. LinkedIn.com has the full story. Special thansk to friend Nick for alerting me to this article!

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Pre-Black Friday Star Wars Deals at Entertainment Earth

Check out the pre-Black Friday Star Wars deals active until tomorrow night over at Entertainment Earth, including The Black Series 6-inch Wave 18 Case for $113.799, (35% off). Keep an eye out for more EE Black Friday daily deals, as well as their sale on Friday. 

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Free $10 Gift Card At Target With Select LEGO Purchases

Target has a free $10 gift card offer with select LEGO purchase of $50 or more. Check out their LEGO shop to see if you can dig up any deals.

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Review: Captain Cassian Andor - Elite Series

Let’s check out Captain Cassian Andor from the Elite Series line. It’s terribly executed. 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.

Captain Cassian Andor

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20% OFF Selected Star Wars Coins From New Zealand Mint

For one day only on Tuesday 20, November New Zealand Mint has will be sharing some Christmas Cheer with a 20% discount* on selected Star Wars coins. To take advantage of this unique offer go to the New Zealand Mint website today!

And while you’re on their website remember to sign up to ensure you don’t miss out on more of their amazing Christmas offers!

*20% off applies to selected silver Star Wars collectible coins only. Offers ends 12pm Thursday 22nd November (NZDT). Excludes bullion products. Not valid in conjunction with other offers. While stocks last.

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Entertainment Earth Pre-Black Friday Sale: Up To 75% Off

Entertainment Earth is rolling out daily deals for their 21 (Business) Days Of Christmas promotion, starting with a pre-Black Friday sale. Make sure to stop by daily to check out their specials!

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JTA Presents: Evolutions - Princess Leia Organa (Boushh Disguise)

Welcome to another one of our JTA Presents: Evolutions features! Let’s check out how close or far we are from having an ideal Hasbro 3.75″ Princess Leia Organa (Boushh Disguise) action figure. Have we arrived at definitive status yet? Weigh in and let us know what conclusion you’ll come to by clicking through and adding your two cents in the comments!

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Wow! Get the Hasbro Force Link 2.0 Kessel Run Millennium Falcon with exclusive Han Solo figure for around $33. Michaelskids.com has it IN STOCK for $40, but use promo code STORE40W to get 40% off which brings the item down to $24 and also cancels out the shipping and tax, bringing it to around $30-$33. Special thanks to JTA reader Greg G. for the news!

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Review: R2-D2 [ROTJ] - Elite Series

Let’s check out another new figure in the Elite Series line. Disney did another great job with R2-D2 [ROTJ]. 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.

R2-D2 [ROTJ]

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TBS 6" Dengar Showing Up At GameStop

If your Amazon order was canceled, keep an eye out for the 6″ Dengar showing up at retail. JTA reader Jediscar found him at his local GameStop in Seabrook, NH. He also picked up the latest 5 POA wave at Walmart. 

Much to my dismay, I found a lone 6” Dengar at Gamestop in Seabrook, NH.  This just 2 days after Amazon canceled my order.  Then I went next door to Walmart and found the new 5poa wave – Rio, Val, Beckett, Han (mud trooper), L3, ERG, Tulsite). Thanks for your great site!

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Review: R5-D4 - Elite Series

Let’s check out another new figure in the Elite Series line. Disney did a great job with R5-D4. 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.

R5-D4

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Two Attractions Revealed At Galaxy's Edge

Two attractions at Galaxy’s Edge have been revealed thanks to YouTube. Both Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run can be seen.

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20% Off Toys At TARGET.com Expires In A Few Hours

There are only a few hours left, but TARGET is running a promotion for 20% off toys today. Hurry before it expires. Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Martin M. for the alert.

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Former Walmart Exclusive TBS [P3] For MSRP Or Lower On Amazon!

There are a ton of The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75″ figures listed cheaply right now on Amazon, including Prototype Fett and many others. Special thanks to JTA reader Mark for the alert!

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Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

And now a word from our sponsor Brian’s Toys. Make sure to check out their full newsletter.

This week we have added pre-orders for our Gentle Giant items and added new loose AFA vintage Star Wars figures and non-graded vintage vehicles/beasts. Get hyped though for next week as we plan on doing a massive sale with 70% off on select items for Black Friday and a 30% site-wide sale on Cyber Monday!

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Marvel's Shadow Of Vader Comic Cancelled

This will probably surprise no one. Marvel Comics has informed comic retailers that the “Shadow Of Vader” comic, which was supposed to be released early in 2019, has been cancelled. As you may remember, Chuck Wendig was originally hired to write the comic but was let go a few weeks ago by Marvel because of his behavior on Twitter. Wendig had already written three volumes, but Marvel will neither use the already written material nor will they hire someone else to finish the comic. Vader fans will have to wait for something new from Marvel. The Vader comics are relatively popular. The regular Darth Vader comic series is among the top 20 best selling Marvel titles, on par with the regular Star Wars comic. So the Dark Lord of the Sith will most certainly be featured in upcoming projects.

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Review: K-2SO - Elite Series

Let’s check out another figure in the Elite Series line. Disney did a great job with K-2SO. 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.

K-2SO

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Good Amazon Deals; One Ends Soon!

The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ “Stormtrooper” 4-Pack is the Deal of the Day for $47.99.

Also, they have The Vintage Collection Hoth Rebel Trooper for normal MSRP.

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For starters, this article by the New York Times has some stunning shots of Galaxy’s Edge, but nearly just as incredible is the amount of money Disney is investing in their theme parks. Around the world, expansions to Disney Parks are being built, and Galaxy’s Edge (the coolest of them all) is only one of them. Click through for more… (more…)

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Mimban Stormtrooper (VC123) Sales

Crazy that back in July the Mimban Stormtrooper TVC figure hit eBay, and since then, there has been only one store report from Australia that this figure has even touched retail pegs (and they don’t even have Walmarts). Yet, on the eBays, there are plenty available if you want to pay the price. If you’re wondering where on earth this figure is… It’s still in China since that’s where 135 of them has been sold from! Again: Hasbro, you are already killing us with the repacks, at least distribute the few good figures you choose to make!

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JTA Presents: Evolutions - Jon "Dutch" Vander

Welcome to another one our JTA Presents: Evolutions features! Let’s check out how close or far we are from having an ideal Hasbro 3.75″ Jon “Dutch” Vander action figure. Have we arrived at definitive status yet? Weigh in and let us know what conclusion you’ll come to by clicking through and adding your two cents in the comments!

Jon "Dutch" Vander

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Review: TC-14 - Elite Series

Let’s check out another figure in the Elite Series line. Disney got super lazy with TC-14. 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.

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Amazon Canceling TBS6 [P3] Dengar Orders

We are receiving notices from readers that Amazon is canceling the pre-orders for Dengar because they claim they won’t be able to obtain the necessary stock to fill the order. Interesting. We have received over a dozen emails from readers alerting us to this.

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Check out the Jedi Master and Force Spirit Yoda (10) Star Wars Toybox set, our latest addition to the Visual Guides. Click below to access the full guide page, and click here to check out our full review.

Jedi Master and Force Spirit Yoda - Star Wars Toybox - Disney

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Guide Index Update: Topps Trading Cards Circa 1996

We’ve rounded out the Topps sets from 1995-96 in our Topps checklist archive. Click below to check each reference page out. We’ve currently added more than 30 Topps Trading Card sets to our Topps listing, and will continue to add more into 2019.




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Previously a pick-up only exclusive at SDCC, Sideshow Collectibles is now shipping the Hot Toys Sixth Scale Anakin Skywalker (Dark Side). Click here for the order page. 

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Hoardar.com: A New Place to Display Your Collections

A new website just went live, called Hoardar. It’s intended as a social media platform specifically for collectors. Instead of having many sub-groups of collectors, Hoardar brings together the entirety of the collecting community. It’s a place to share photos of your collection, buy, sell, and trade with people in the “community of interesting things“. Right now it is fresh out of beta, so I’m sure many updates will be coming! What are your thoughts on having a new platform for your  ̶h̶o̶a̶r̶d̶i̶n̶g̶  collecting? Let us know in the comments.

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Review: GNK Power Droid - Elite Series

Let’s check out a character that often isn’t represented in any collectibles line: the GNK Power Droid from the Disney Elite Series collection. See 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.

GNK Power Droid

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JTA Presents: Evolutions - Momaw Nadon

Welcome to another one our JTA Presents: Evolutions features! Let’s check out how close or far we are from having an ideal Hasbro 3.75″ Momaw Nadon action figure. Have we arrived at definitive status yet? Weigh in and let us know what conclusion you’ll come to by clicking through and adding your two cents in the comments!

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Review: Han Solo (In Trench Coat) - ROTJ - Vintage Kenner

We continue our “Turning Ewokese” marathon with the Han Solo (In Trench Coat) figure. Relive your memories of this classic 1984 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 (In Trench Coat)

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Pedro Pascal Will Play The Mandalorian

Is has been rumored for quite a while, but apparently things are getting more official now. According to Variety the lead role in the upcoming Disney+ streaming show The Mandalorian has been offered to Pedro Pascal, who you may know from such things as Game of Thrones, Kingsmen 2 or Narcos. Negotiations are underway, but if nothing unforeseen happens you can expect Pedro Pascal to be The Mandalorian sometime in 2019. Shooting is underway for The Mandalorian, however only scenes without the lead actor were filmed, according to Entertainment Weekly. Carl Weathers was cast as a supporting character a few days ago. Other than that the cast is still mostly a mystery. More details will certainly follow in time.

Pedro Pascal

Pedro Pascal

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More New Rogue One Official Photos at Star Wars Authentics

Check out the latest update from Star Wars Authentics, and click through for a few sample photos…

Star Wars Authentics launched another 40 Rogue One official photos on the Star Wars Authentics site taking our total number of Rogue One photos to over 260! We also added another 30 Resistance photos from episode 6 on Monday and have another 30 coming from episode 7! We’ve now added over 1,800 new official photos to the site over the past 19 weeks!

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TLC Emperor Palpatine Loose On eBay!

The awesome TLC Emperor Palpatine (based on The Empire Strikes Back) is listed on tunghori’s store. Special thanks to JTA reader Craig P. for the alert!

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Solo: A Star Wars Story Rises To Top Of Blu-Ray Sales Charts

The-Numbers.com has released their Blu-Ray sales estimates for Solo: A Star Wars Story. And the movie is the best selling Blu-Ray, or at least it was when the movie was released on home media several weeks ago. It always takes time for these estimates to be released.
And according to the estimates by The Numbers Solo sold 789,549 Blu-Rays in the US. That was more than enough to cling the top position in the sales charts. To put things in perspective: Solo sold about 42% of the Blu-Rays The Last Jedi sold in its first week. However, Solo only made about 34% of The Last Jedi’s box office in North America. So relatively speaking Solo does a little better on the home media market than its box office results would indicate, especially considering that physical disc sales are shrinking. Maybe the mostly positive word of mouth did convince a few more people to give the movie a chance at home. But overall, even considering a shrinking Blu-Ray market, sales are down and general interest in the movie can’t keep up with The Last Jedi or any of the previous movies.

Solo4K Blu-Ray Details

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Review: Klaatu (In Skiff Guard Outfit) - ROTJ - Vintage Kenner

We continue our “Turning Ewokese” marathon with the Klaatu (In Skiff Guard Outfit) figure. Relive your memories of this classic 1984 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!

Klaatu (In Skiff Guard Outfit)

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More The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figures have arrived at Five Below locations across the country. New figures include C-3PO (Resistance Base) and Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader. We have “heard” that more of these case assortments will be arriving this week, so be sure to check out your local store. On a related note, we just joked about Star Wars [The Last Jedi] unsold product landing at Five Below in about two years. But they’ve arrived now. You can get $29.99 vehicles for $5 if you’re so inclined.

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This eBay auction is too great for words. Just check it out for yourself. Too bad it wasn’t listed on Halloween. You have to give him an “A” for creativity. Thanks to all who alerted me to it.

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JTA Presents: Evolutions - Greedo

Welcome to another one of our JTA Presents: Evolutions features! Let’s check out how close or far we are from having an ideal Hasbro 3.75″ Greedo action figure. Have we arrived at definitive status yet? Weigh in and let us know what conclusion you’ll come to by clicking through and adding your two cents in the comments!

Greedo

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HURRY! Sandcrawler Playset Now Available At Shop Disney!

You can now order the Sandcrawler Playset at Shop Disney. Special thanks to JTA reader Craig F. for the alert! Limit 10 per order!

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HURRY! Droid Factory R4-H18 Available At DisneyStore.com

DisneyStore.com has this year’s Droid Factory Holiday droid available to order. Click here to order R4-H18! Thanks to our friends at The Astromech Collection for the alert!

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Review: B-Wing Pilot - ROTJ - Vintage Kenner

We continue our “Turning Ewokese” marathon with the B-Wing Pilot figure. Relive your memories of this classic 1984 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!

B-Wing Pilot

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Enjoy Some Christmas Cheer From New Zealand Mint

This year New Zealand Mint has will be sharing some Christmas Cheer with all their customers. And luckily for all Star Wars fans, they will be offering discounts on a range of Star Wars coins. To get notified of their Christmas Cheer offers just sign up todayto receive NZ Mint news via email. Click through for more details

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It’s older news, but Tuesday Morning stores are still getting in the final wave of the Walmart exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75″ action figures. These stores are also receiving other Star Wars items too. Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Martin M. for the alert!

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Review: The Emperor - ROTJ - Vintage Kenner

We continue our “Turning Ewokese” marathon with The Emperor. This action figure started out in life as a mail-away figure. Relive your memories of this classic 1984 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!

The Emperor

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This Isn't A Bargain - It's Brand Devastation

This isn’t necessarily anecdotal. And it’s undoubtedly not hyperbolic. I’ve never seen the Star Wars brand perform this poorly in my 20+ years collecting. Out of curiosity, I wanted to check my local Ollie’s store to see what kind of Star Wars merchandise they acquired from the Toys R Us buyout. And while I found a crapload of stuff, I also found product TARGET gave up on too. Not even the Five Below TVC purge was this voluminous in unwanted Star Wars products. (Half of us never saw those TVC figures until they hot Five Below because it was a terrible distribution issue.) This sale product may sell at Ollie’s at reduced prices, but if it didn’t move at Toys R Us as they were liquidating everything, why would it sell for higher prices at Ollie’s? What a mess.

    

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Review: Captain Phasma - TBS [P3] - Titanium Series (06)

Let’s look at the Captain Phasma Titanium Series figure. It’s not great. See 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.

Captain Phasma

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Ollie's Finally Advertising $200M Toys R Us Liquidation Stock!

Although reported right before the summertime, Ollie’s discount stores are now receiving Toys R Us’ liquidated products. If you have a store near you, it might be worth checking out their stock. Apparently, they’ve acquired $200 million of Toys R Us’ stock, which is pretty astounding. Special thanks to JTA reader Monteleone for the image.

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Sponsor Announcement - Brian's Toys

Brian’s Toys has posted their latest newsletter. If you missed out on the pre-order for the International Exclusive The Black Series Han Solo/Princess Leia set, make sure to secure it through them. Click here for the full newsletter.

“I Love You” – “I Know” Check out our newsletter this week that features pre-orders for Han & Leia with Sideshow, Gentle Giant, and Exclusive Hasbro – The BIG THREE! Be sure to look into our carded non-graded 3.75” vintage Star Wars figures just added this week too.

Brian's Toys

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We are rounding out our wave 19 Visual Guide updates from The Black Series [Phase III] with the addition of Dengar (74), the final bounty hunter from the infamous The Empire Strikes Back scene to be added to the 6 Inch line. Click below to check out our full Visual Guide. Click here to also revisit our full review on this figure.

Dengar (74) - The Black Series

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JTA Presents: Evolutions - Ree-Yees

Welcome to another one our JTA Presents: Evolutions features! Let’s check out how close or far we are from having an ideal Hasbro 3.75″ Ree-Yees action figure. Have we arrived at definitive status yet? Weigh in and let us know what conclusion you’ll come to by clicking through and adding your two cents in the comments!

Ree-Yees

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Review: Jedi Master And Force Spirit Yoda - Star Wars Toybox

NEW FIGURES! Check out the Jedi Master And Force Spirit Yoda Star Wars Toybox release. It’s great! 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.

Jedi Master And Force Spirit Yoda

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Up next from wave 19 of The Black Series [Phase III] is Rio Durant (77). Check out our Visual Guide addition by clicking below. We also featured him in our review earlier today, which you can check out right here.

Rio Durant (77) - The Black Series

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Cassian Andor Live Action TV Show Announced!

Now that comes as a nice surprise! Disney announced yet another live action show for its upcoming streaming service Disney+ (the name was also announced)! And the show will revolve around none other than Cassian Andor, starring Diego Luna, who will reprise his role from Rogue One. Not much else is known, other than the show being a prequel to Rogue One (for obvious reasons). According to the official announcement the show will be a spy thriller. Production will begin next year. No release date has been announced yet!
So, what do you think? Are you excited? Rogue One is one of the best liked Disney era Star Wars movies and Cassian was quite intriguing in the movie, his entry was memorable and showed that he is willing do to anything to reach his mission goals. And while it is perhaps unlikely the show might even feature the one or the other Rebels character, since the events in Rebels and Rogue One might overlap. And of course it could mean we get more K-2SO!

Cassian Andor

His name is Andor, Cassian Andor

 

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Hey Hasbro! An actor from Return Of The Jedi emailed us and let us know you’re not making enough aliens from Jabba’s palace. The neglect stems from the lack of merchandise and you can be a big part in fixing that. Can you change that for them (and of course us?) (more….)

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Review: Rio Durant - TBS6 [P3] - 77

NEW FIGURES! Here’s another fantastic figure! Rio Durant (77) is small in stature but big in “beautiful.” Check out this other INCREDIBLE figure 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.

Rio Durant

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Wow. The International exclusive Han Solo/Princesa Leia Organa two-pack set pre-order is now sold out at Entertainment Earth. Admittedly, this is a bit surprising to me. Hopefully, you reserved yours!

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Interesting Tidbit About The Clone Wars

CBR.com interviewed Ahsoka voice actress Ashley Eckstein and Ashley mentions something very interesting. Here’s is the relevant passage from the interview:

CBR: Have you started recording yet?
Eckstein: We’re currently recording. That’s all I can say! [laughs] So it’s coming to the Disney streaming service. And that’s about it.

Now, what does that mean? Will the cast only record some new bits and pieces? Or is the 7th season all new material after all, using no or only very little pre-recorded dialogue? About two extra seasons worth of dialogue was recorded for the show before it was canceled. But if season 7 is mostly or all new material then this dialogue will still be in a vault somewhere, waiting to see the light of day. Only recently voice actor Daniel Logan said that he recorded several episodes focusing on Boba Fett. Let’s all hope The Clone Wars will be a huge success, so that Lucasfilm feels it’s worth the money to finish all the episodes that have recorded dialogue. And of course, season 7 of TCW can’t come soon enough!

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Ashley Eckstein and R2-D2

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JTA Presents: Evolutions - Yoda [Original Trilogy]

Welcome to another one of our JTA Presents: Evolutions features! Let’s check out how close or far we are from having an ideal Hasbro 3.75″ Yoda action figure. Have we arrived at definitive status yet? Weigh in and let us know what conclusion you’ll come to by clicking through and adding your two cents in the comments!

Yoda

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It has just been confirmed, and this is excellent news for collectors in Europe. Both Zuckuss and Captain Phasma (Quicksilver Baton) are both coming soon there! Per our friends at StarWarsFiguren.com, they will be available through any store who orders from the wholesaler, that is specialty stores, websites, others

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Review: Princess Leia Organa (Hoth) - TBS6 [P3] - 75

NEW FIGURES! She’s a beauty! Princess Leia Organa (Hoth) (75) is another INCREDIBLE figure. 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.

Princess Leia Organa (Hoth)

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It’s time for another round of The Black Series [Phase III] Visual Guide updates. Let’s start off with Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard) (76). Click below to check out our full guide page. Make sure to also check out our full review of this figure right here!

Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard) (76) - The Black Series

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Pre-Orders are now live for the TBS6 Han Solo/Princess Leia Organa International exclusive. Click here to pre-order!

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In Australia that is! Complete with Walmart stickers! Australia doesn’t even have Walmarts (yet)! How sad is it that the exclusive The Vintage Collection Stormtrooper (Mimban) figure for American Walmarts (that should have arrived months ago) is hitting in considerable numbers in Australia first? I mean, we’re happy for our fellow collectors in the land of “down under” but this is ridiculous. Special thanks to JTA reader General Solo for the image and report.

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Amazon’s deal of the day features the TVC Imperial Combat Assault Tank for $48.50 with FREE same day shipping if you have Prime! Click here to take advantage of this deal!

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Review: Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard) - TBS6 [P3] - 76

NEW FIGURES! Wow! Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard) (76) is INCREDIBLE. But does he have an issue? 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.

Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard)

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Han Solo/Princess Leia Entertainment Earth Pre-Order Details

As we mentioned earlier, the Han Solo/Princess Leia Organa International exclusive will also be available online through Entertainment Earth starting tomorrow. Tune in at 9 am PST / 12 pm EST for the pre-orders to go live. Click here for the product page. Look for this to ship in December.

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Rumor: Matt Smith To Portray Palpatine In Episode IX?

Now, keep your salt shakers ready! But according to a rumor which was first reported by the Weekly Planet Podcast on YouTube (and subsequently picked up by several websites) an inside source told them that Matt Smith will play none other than a young Sheev Palpatine in Episode IX. Now what could that be? Flashback? A Clone? Or maybe just yet another baseless rumor? At least the source is not Mike Zeroh 😉
What do you think? Would you like to see Palpatine in Episode IX? Should he teach Kylo Ren a thing or two about being the Evil Lord of the galaxy?

Matt Smith

Matt Smith in The Adventures of Young Palpatine?

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Now, this just came in. The international Han/Leia exclusive set will NOT be sold on HTS. Instead, you can order the set on Entertainment Earth, starting tomorrow! No product page exists at the moment so keep refreshing that browser come November 6th! You can find the announcement on the HTS website!

Update: here is the link to the product page on Entertainment Earth!

 

Han and Leia Hoth Black Series Exclusive

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Well, I was informed today by my etailer of choice in Germany that they will most likely not get the US Disney Store exclusives Phasma (Quicksilver Baton) and Zuckuss. But they wished me good luck finding the figures elsewhere. Ok, ebay usually has everything and not getting the figures at all was never the problem, but ebay has ebay prices and of course you can get Zuckuss and Phasma both on ebay. And I pulled the trigger, but not without much grumbling. However, the whole bounty hunter collection would be pretty much useless without Zuckuss. The question now is, fellow collectors outside North America: were you able to find, pre-order or buy either of the figures in your country (other than on ebay, that is)? And dear Hasbro, why on earth is it so difficult sometimes to get figures to distributors or etailers outside of North America? And why can’t or won’t the various Disney Stores in Europe and elsewhere sell the figures? You had all the time in the world since TRU’s demise to figure out something? You do realize that Zuckuss is needed to complete the 6 inch bounty hunters and that collectors will be quite annoyed if they can’t get him?

Star Wars Black Series Phasma and Zuckuss

Not For Sale Outside North America?

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Pre-order The TVC Imperial Assault Tank Driver For $12.97!

Pre-order the Imperial Tank Driver at Amazon for $12.97!

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HURRY! The entire next wave of 6″ figures are IN STOCK as of this post at Hasbro Toy Shop! NOTE: Direct links aren’t working for some reason. Search “star wars black series” and then sort by NEW at HTS and you’ll see all of the new figures!

Dengar
Princess Leia (Hoth Outfit)
Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard Disguise)
Val (Vandor-1)
Rio Durant
Imperial Patrol Trooper
L3-37

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JTA Presents: Evolutions - Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Training)

Welcome to another one our JTA Presents: Evolutions features! Let’s check out how close or far we are from having an ideal Hasbro 3.75″ Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Training) action figure. Have we arrived at definitive status yet? Weigh in and let us know what conclusion you’ll come to by clicking through and adding your two cents in the comments!

Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Training)

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If you saw the arresting and spectacular final “Rick Grimes” episode of The Walking Dead last night, you were officially introduced to actress Cailey Fleming (although she did appear in a couple of “flashback” episodes earlier in the series). Interestingly, Cailey played “young Rey” in The Force Awakens flashback scene and is now promoted to series regular in The Walking Dead as Judith Grimes as the series time jumps six years ahead. The Walking Dead has resurrected itself to its glory years, and last night’s episode proved that. Too bad stupid Chris won’t care.

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Review: Dengar - TBS6 [P3] - 74

NEW FIGURES! Let’s begin with Dengar from The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ line! This figure is fantastic. 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.

Dengar

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Comicbook.com recently released an article in which Clone Wars Boba Fett voice actor Daniel Logan is quoted as saying that Disney canceled The Clone Wars back in 2013 because the show would have become too graphic for them.
Logan said this at London Comic Con: “Disney, they cancelled it, I think it was getting a little too graphic — actually, it was getting really graphic. Boba was doing some really, really cool stuff. He started actually becoming a bounty hunter.”
According to Logan he recorded dialogue for several episodes which would have pitted Boba Fett against Cad Bane and would have seen him become the bounty hunter we know.
But instead of finishing The Clone Wars Disney created Rebels, a more family friendly show. We can only hope that we will get all the missing episodes one day, graphic or not, I think Disney should not insist that all of Star Wars must be family friendly, Resistance is good family entertainment, The Clone Wars can be more mature. Let’s all hope the show will be a huge success on the streaming service and convince Disney to finish all the episodes that have recorded dialogue!

The Clone Wars Bounty Hunters

Some less than savoury types

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Review: Wicket W. Warrick - ROTJ - Vintage Kenner

We continue our “Turning Ewokese” marathon with Wicket W. Warrick. This action figure is freaking adorable. Relive your memories of this classic 1984 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!

Wicket W. Warrick

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The Rest Of TBS6 [P3] Wave 19 Added To Our RDRs

If you’re interested, we’ve added the rest of The Black Series [Phase III] wave 19 to our RDR database. Reviews are around the corner, but you can check out the Photo Galleries now.

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Shop Disney Parks App Has Sandcrawler Playset Again!

If you’re interested, the Sandcrawler Playset is IN STOCK at the Shop Disney (app) only as of this post. You also get free shipping with orders $75 or more. Special thanks to rivesjunctionite for the alert!

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Images and news reports are floating around on social media that Hasbro’s inaugural wave of the reintroduced The Vintage Collection figures are now found at discount outlets like Bargain Hunt (and others). Hasbro, it’s time to move away from the Sequel Trilogy repacks. When we said “slap it on a vintage card back” we meant great figures from your The Legacy Collection, Legacy Collection, and The Black Series [Phase I and Phase II] lines, updated with photoreal technology. You know; the characters from before Disney Star Wars. Disney Star Wars characters are essential, but you should treat them in The Vintage Collection like how you’re handling the Original and Prequel Trilogy characters. You have it backward!

UPDATE: Per one of our readers, Bargain Hunt is supposedly getting their stock from TARGET stores. Man, that’s a powerful statement if it’s true.

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Will Disney Strike An Exclusive Deal With JJ Abrams?

Variety has a new exclusive story: apparently JJ Abrams is seeking to strike a huge deal with an entertainment company, in an effort to consolidate his business. As of now, Abrams has a contract with Paramount (for movies) and Warner Bros. (for TV related work). Abrams wants to change all that and is seeking a deal that would encompass not just movies and TV shows, but also digital content, music, games, consumer products and even theme park opportunities. Click through for some more details!

JJ Abrams

“You want to make a deal with me!”

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We continue our “Turning Ewokese” marathon with Princess Leia Organa (In Combat Poncho). She was one of Kenner’s most progressive figures ever produced. And she holds up very well today. Relive your memories of this classic 1983 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

Princess Leia Organa (In Combat Poncho)

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Pre-Order The Hot Toys Deluxe R2-D2 Sixth Scale Figure

Sideshow Collectibles quietly opened up the pre-order for the all-new sixth scale Hot Toys Deluxe R2-D2 figure. Click here for the pre-order page!

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Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Check out the latest from our long-time sponsor Brian’s Toys…

Does Brian’s Toys have the widest variety of Star Wars figures? YUP!  Does Brian’s Toys also supply other vintage lines like MOTU and GI Joe? YUP!  Check our our newly listed loose vintage AFA MOTU & GI Joe figures!  We have also received in the Premium Format Sideshow Stormtrooper that would be a phenomenal addition to any collection.

Brian's Toys

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Walmart Believes They Are America's Best Toy Shop

Walmart had dropped hints months earlier that they would try to fill the retail toy footprint abandoned by Toys R Us’ demise. But now Walmart appears to be a little too cocky for their own good. Billing themselves as “America’s Best Toy Shop,” it looks like they have bigger plans they can handle in mind. Or maybe it’s all a facade. Only time will tell. Click the image below to see their latest ad. Special thanks to JTA reader RB for sending it our way.

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Hot Toys Sixth Scale R2-D2 Deluxe Figure Officially Revealed

On display at SDCC, check out the official unveiling of the  Hot Toys R2-D2 Deluxe figure, full of every tool imaginable, and with Death Star plans to-boot! This IS the droid you are looking for! Click through for a full preview gallery of R2-D2 (Deluxe Version) (MMS511).

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Star Wars Fan Awards 2018 Voting Open

StarWars.com has opened up audience choice voting in categories of long video, short video, photography, and visual art. One of our frequent readers/commenters Matthew C. has a photo in the final voting stages, which must be quite exciting! I’ve had that specific photo on my work desktop background for some time, so I appreciate that it is getting some official recognition. Be sure to check out some of the remarkable entries here, and cast your vote today! Click through for more action figure photo submissions in the finals. (more…)

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How Retail Works (Probably Not As You Think)

Among Star Wars collectors a very common misconception seems to be widespread: that of the vendor or manufacturer that dumps some pegwarmers on unsuspecting retailers who then have to see how on earth they can get rid of all that junk they just bought. The vendor or manufacturer meanwhile leans back in their seat, counts the dollar bills, lights a Cuban cigar with a $100 bill and cackles maniacally while lightning and thunder fill the sky in the background. Ok, I may exaggerate a tiny little bit here, since the vendor is of course on a tropical island without any thunder and lightning. But one idea that is often found in comments is that of Hasbro simply dumping product on the doorstep of retailers who then scratch their heads and wonder how to sell the stuff and who then have to resort to deep discounts to clear shelf space to finally get rid of unwanted junk. Losing money in the process. The actual truth is very, very different. So click through to find out more about the complicated world of the retailer – vendor relationship.

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Review: 8D8 - ROTJ - Vintage Kenner

We continue our “Turning Ewokese” marathon with 8D8. The droid is pretty neat, but doesn’t do much and doesn’t come with anything. Relive your memories of this classic 1983 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

8D8

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JTA Presents: Evolutions - Luminara Unduli

Welcome to another one our JTA Presents: Evolutions features! Let’s check out how close or far we are from having an ideal Hasbro 3.75″ Luminara Unduli action figure. Have we arrived at definitive status yet? Weigh in and let us know what conclusion you’ll come to by clicking through and adding your two cents in the comments!

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Sideshow Collectibles Darth Maul Life-Size Bust Pre-Order

The pre-order is live for the amazing Darth Maul life-size bust. Click here for the pre-order page and additional details.

 

 

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She Looks Like Something From The Twilight Zone

Do you want to see one of the freakiest things ever? JTA reader Andrew C. found a Captain Phasma (Quicksilver Baton) figure at his local Disney Store today with the helmet loose and off of the figure’s head revealing what Captain Phasma looks like underneath. It’s freaky! Check it out!

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Sideshow Collectibles has a great looking hardcover book up for pre-order: Star Wars Icons: Han Solo. Click here to check out a few inside details. This is set to ship by December 2018. 

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Has Star Wars Lost It's Magic? [Spoiler: No]

YouTube Channel HelloGreedo released a short but informative video earlier today. He talks about that Star Wars magic we felt as kids and if it’s all gone now. In my opinion he makes some great points here. I believe it’s time to step back a bit and to take in the whole picture. We can get lost in debates about the handling of Luke in The Last Jedi, the distribution of toys, whether or not Kathleen Kennedy is the worst studio president ever, when in fact none of that matters that much or not at all even to the new generation. Which doesn’t mean we shouldn’t debate these things, we definitely should, but we shouldn’t think that this is something of utmost importance to everyone. So check out that short 4 minute video and maybe it will make you feel better about Star Wars again. Thanks to JTA regular Matthew C. for the tip! As always, leave your own thoughts in the comments!

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New Elite Series Diecast Droids Coming To Shop Disney

New Elite Series droids are coming to Shop Disney shortly. They’re currently available on the French version of the site. Special thanks to JTA reader Darth Rizzen for the alert!

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TBS6 [P3] 4-LOM IN STOCK At Amazon!

If you need it, The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ 4-LOM is IN STOCK with Prime! Thanks to all who wrote in to let us know!

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Shop Disney Hasbro 6" Exclusives Live!

All of the Shop Disney exclusives are live and available to order! Use THIS LINK to order them. Grab Zuckuss, Captain Phasma (Quicksilver Baton) and Stormtrooper (With Blast Accessories). Use PROMO CODE SHIPMAGIC for free shipping for orders over $75. We reviewed all three months ago. Check out our reviews and images HERE.

Zuckuss $24.95
Captain Phasma $19.95
Stormtrooper $24.95

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Review: Nikto - ROTJ - Vintage Kenner

We begin our “Turning Ewokese” marathon with Nikto. He didn’t stand out all that much, but he’s still a great figure. Relive your memories of this classic 1983 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

Nikto

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New Zealand Mint: It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Sithmas

Spread the Sithmas cheer these holidays with a Star Wars Season’s Greetings collectible coin note from New Zealand Mint. You can gift this 5g silver coin note to the Star Wars fan in your life. Though, with such a quirky precious metal gift, you’ll probably want to keep one for yourself too. Full details after the jump!

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