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

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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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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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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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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… Full Story

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New Force Link 2.0 Figures Revealed With App Update!

Hasbro once again updated the Force Link 2.0 application. Who knows if the updates will work this time or not, however. Anyway, new figures are revealed in the application including Han Solo (Mudtrooper), Tobias Beckett, Val (and others), so it might be worth your time to check them out! Special thanks to friend Josh M. for the alert!

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I've Been Thinking About Battle Packs

To be honest, Battle Packs were hit or miss. Ones like the Mandalorian Warrior pack (please send more Mandos) were much more popular than ones like the Battle of Geonosis. Would a few battle packs of articulated figures be a bad thing? At least with these characters, I think a couple battle packs might do us some good. More…

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Will The Poor Repack Choices Ever End?

The incessant repackaging of The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figures continues for wave 18 (wave 27). Click through for more.

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Steve Evans, via Hasbro Pulse’s Instagram page is soliciting questions fans made have with regards to The Vintage Collection. He will personally choose which questions get answered, so be sure to ask yours! They want to have an open channel for questions.

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Solid Case Packs Of TBS6 [P3] Darth Revan Arriving!

We have learned that solid case packs of The Black Series [Phase III] Darth Revan figure are arriving to online retailers. It won’t be long now!

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SDCC Exclusives Available On Hasbro Toy Shop August 13th

Hasbro Toy Shop has added all three SDCC exclusive products pages to their site. They’ve also added an availability date: August 13, 2018.

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Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo tweeted a comment that suggests that kids see plastic action figures as ‘punishment toys’ because it’s what they have left to play with once their electronic devices are taken away from them. This is not his original thought. He’s relaying something from a conversation he had with a toy executive. He then made a comparison that handing a kid a 3.75″ action figure today is like someone pushing a wooden milk truck toy on us when we were growing us with the vintage Kenner Star Wars line. Do you agree with his comment? I think poor character selection, heavy focus on Sequel Trilogy characters (that are boring action figures for the most part) have hurt the Star Wars brand. And lets’ not forget about the incessant poorly chosen repacks. It rarely seems that the people with the most influence never step up to the plate to admit that some of their ideas aren’t working. I am not in denial that today’s kids aren’t into action figures like we were, but if there were cool aliens and droids heavily throughout the lines, it might help things along. Also, why are parents “rewarding” playtime by letting these children play with action figures when they’re being punished? (But that’s really a topic for another day.) Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Is Hasbro Redoing The Max Rebo Band?

We have been hammering Hasbro for years for this. But could a new Max Rebo Band set be coming in The Vintage Collection? Might we actually be getting our puppet version of Sy Snootles finally? Well, we have no proof, but Steve Evans randomly posted a picture of his vintage Kenner Max Rebo commenting “Oh dear. It really looks like I need to get a new blue.” They would make fabulous additions for The Khetanna! Take it as you wish! Special thanks to JTA reader Mark B. for the “tip”!

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An "Out Of The Box" Idea For The Vintage Collection

As you know, we’re checking out the original Star Wars figures in our Research Droids Reviews. So many fantastic licensees have already produced beautiful collector’s items based on the original vintage Kenner figures (with their ‘mistakes’ and all). Funko, Gentle Giant LTD and others have replicated the vintage Kenner figures in their own styles. Throughout the fantastic discussions we’ve had in these reviews, the topic of the original 20-Back prototypes surfaced. We have found an image online that features all of them (except for Boba Fett but we would include him in this idea as well). How would you feel if Hasbro made a boxed set of vintage Kenner prototypes? The figures could be direct replicas, or they could be super-articulated with their screen-inaccurate features and all. Let us know in the comments!

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Hasbro Toy Shop has added a product page for the Starkiller Base The Black Series [Phase III] Centerpiece set. Check it out!

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4-LOM IN STOCK At Hasbro Toy Shop!

Hasbro Toy Shop has the sought after 4-LOM 6″ figure IN STOCK! Special thanks to friend Russ T. for the alert!!

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Hasbro SDCC Exclusives: Official PRESS Images

Here are the official PRESS IMAGES of the SDCC reveals from Hasbro shown on Entertainment Weekly earlier today. Check them out on our Facebook page. Click through for the full PRESS RELEASE too.

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BREAKING NEWS! EW Reveals New SDCC Exclusives From Hasbro

BREAKING NEWS! Hasbro has revealed via Entertainment Weekly new SDCC convention exclusives from The Black Series [Phase III] line including a Rey/Kylo Ren Centerpiece diorama set and a Han Solo (Bespin) with mynock set. Check them out!

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Force Link 2.0 5-Pack Shows Up On TRU's Canadian Website

JTA reader Ken alerts us to a confirmed listing of the Toys R Us exclusive Force Link 2.0 5-Pack (on their Canadian website). As you know, this item showed up in Japan recently. And now for North America remains in limbo with the death of Toys R Us.

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Joke Of The Day

We all need a good hearty laugh sometimes, right?

General VeersThis is what Black Series exclusives mean to people not living in the USA. It’s a laugh.

*that is $59

 

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The Black Series [Phase III] 6" General Veers!

Robot Kingdom is taking pre-orders for the unannounced but long-awaited Walgreen exclusive General Veers 6″ figure Awesome! Special thanks to JedRebel71 and elfcreative for the alerts!

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Hasbro Toy Shop has already added a placeholder page for the exciing new Doctor Aphra Special Action Figure Set! Check it out! Special thanks to JTA reader Frank H. for the alert!

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BREAKING NEWS! TVC Doctor Aphra SDCC Exclusive Confirmed!

What a coincidence! My logic was right on the money! Hasbro reveals via io9 that there will be a The Vintage Collection Special Action Figure Set three-pack including Doctor Aphra! Amazing set! It also includes Triple Zero (0-0-0) and BT-1 (BeeTee) which likely will remain exclusie to this set! Great job, Hasbro! This set looks fantastic!


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The Vintage Collection: Are Case Assortments Improving?

Well, rumor has it that Hasbro is listening to us when it comes to case assortments. And we believe, if this rumor proves true, that we have our first evidence of that. And it’s in The Vintage Collection! Hasbro has already verbalized to us what characters make up the next three waves, but it’s possible that things are adjusting for the better. As we all patiently wait for wave 2 to arrive some time in August, rumors abound that the ratios and character selections have changed. Are you interested in finding out what might be part fo wave 2 now? Remember, nothing is official until confirmed by Hasbro. Click through for more!

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Here is a better look at the Walmart exclusive Force Link 2.0 A-wing Fighter. You can order it at Robot Kingdom right now because it’s IN STOCK!

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

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

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

 

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