The latest HasLab update for Jabba’s Sail Barge is out. Click through to read about the latest progress update on this amazing vehicle!
JTA has recently discovered BREAKING NEWS from 2015 that never made our front page. To provide complete transparency for our readers, we’re releasing this news now. Please click through for a past update that might have changed the face of collecting for lovers of 3.75″ super-articulated Star Wars action figures (and perhaps added many new collectors into the fold too).
In case you aren’t aware, Amazon has updated the product page for The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figure. The figure should go up for order soon.
While there have been recent glimmers of hope with The Vintage Collection, collectors on average generally feel that the return of The Vintage Collection hasn’t met expectations. The overwhelming number of Sequel Trilogy straight repacks have sullied the line to the point of affecting distribution already. And the only strong seller is an Original Trilogy character from 2010 that consistently sells out long before any newer figures from the Sequel Trilogy. We thought about the whole situation more and put together a pecking order of the types of characters Hasbro should focus on (ranking them #1 through #10) to make a solid line of action figures that would mimic the Golden Age of Collecting approach. Click through and see if you agree. Let’s do our part to help Hasbro make The Vintage Collection the most excellent line it should be.
Well this is devastating (but in all honesty NOT shocking, sadly). We’re getting MULTIPLE reports that “Bubblegate” is back in a fast and furious way. With so many wonderful store reports coming in with collectors finding wave 2 of The Vintage Collection, just as many are writing in to let us know that the figures’ bubbles are coming clean off the card backs with little effort at all. Hasbro claimed to have fixed this problem going forward. They even removed the Scotch tape after updating their heat-sealing protocols. Now the same horrific nightmare is happening once again. TVC has NO chance with all of these uphill battles. Special thanks to JTA reader vikingrobot for the report and images and so many others writing in with these very upsetting developments.
Hasbro Toy Shop has added Han Solo (Bespin Outfit) to their online store if you’re interested. Special thanks to friend Nick B. for the alert!
The NYCC website has made some updates. They added the date and time of Hasbro’s presentation. Special thanks to JTA reader Ruari for the alert!
October 07, 2018, 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Room 1A02 – Javits Center
Join members of the Hasbro & Lucasfilm team from a galaxy far, far away as they discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars product line. Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro’s latest action figure offerings & more. No, this is not a trap!
If you’re interested, Hasbro Toy Shop has the Mission On Vandor-1 four-pack in stock. Special thanks to friend Josh M. for the alert! You can also read about this set in our Research Droids Reviews too!
It’s official, the Robot Kingdom revealed Han Solo (Hoth)/Princess Leia (Hoth) set is a UK exclusive. Yahoo! News has the full story! If you’re unhappy about this release getting relegated to international exclusive status, be sure to let Hasbro know on their Hasbro Pulse Instagram page. They seem to read a lot of comments on there.
UPDATE #2: A supply will be made available at Hasbro Toy Shop.
Robot Kingdom has temporarily taken down the listing to the exclusive Han Solo (Hoth Outfit) and Princess Leia (Hoth Outfit) set (there will be a new availability date supposedly). While they confirm that any previous orders placed are secured, they are leaving it off of their site until it can be put back up for pre-order. Special thanks to JTA reader and friend CSE for the alert!
With special thanks to JTA reader Ian A., we can offer you some images from the Hasbro case at the Canadian Toronto’s Fan Expo convention. We have a carded image of Captain Phasma which features a picture of Chewbacca. We’re finally getting our Star Wars carded Chewbacca figure, aren’t we? JTA has petitioned Hasbro for this figure since we found out The Vintage Collection was returning. Enjoy the images! (Photo Credit: Ian Troake)
How is Walmart going to be the new “Toys R Us” when they can’t even get out a single Star Wars exclusive from Hasbro? Well, maybe they won’t be able to achieve this business goal. Or maybe something will drastically change with their protocols so it can become a possibility. We have learned something shocking about one of Walmart’s exclusives and received an update on another. The answer for a third exclusive is still in limbo, however. (more….)
Hasbro reveals The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Dryden Vos and The Vintage Collection Captain Phasma (a rumor first revealed here at JTA MANY moons ago) at FANEXPO Canada and showcases them on their Hasbro Pulse Instagram page.
The eagerly anticipated TARGET exclusive Solo: A Star Wars Story 6-pack has been removed from TARGET’s website. If you recall, a placement page was created for this item and as of today it has been removed. Time will tell if it will get added back to their site. Special thanks to JTA reader indysolo007 for the alert.
Rather bewilderingly, the Doctor Aphra SDCC set is still in-stock online. If you still haven’t picked up this set, I personally recommend it – especially for the amazing droids (don’t see too many of them around anymore). Check out our review of the set here!
If you’re interested, Hasbro Toy Shop has added new Force Link 2.0 figures as well as the latest The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figures. Special thansk to Ed in NY for the alert!
Robot Kingdom has revealed the next international convention exclusive: Han Solo (Hoth Outfit) and Princess Leia (Hoth Outfit)!They are also taking pre-orders for the Princess Leia (Bespin Escape) figure too! Check out the details!
If you’re a The Black Series 6″ collector, have you had any luck recently securing the Gamorrean Guard at retails. With inaccurate Brickseek stock alerts and store orders filling online orders, it’s incredible that any of us have found anything at all. We have recently received new store reports of the figures on shelves, but many more of us have never seen it once. Let us know your experiences with this figure. We’re curious to know if you’ve had great success or not. I have also heard a rumor that what is out there is out there and that a re-order would need to take place for more to arrive. I cannot substantiate that rumor at all, however.
Wow! Robot Kingdom did some warehouse cleaning and found some 2010-era Legacy Collection Comic Packs in stock. These included some of the finest figures Hasbro has ever brought collectors. It’s amazing to me how much many of these fantastic Comic Packs sets go for today on eBay. When the starting asking price exceeds $500 on some, you know that Hasbro created gold back in the day. Ah, the good ‘ole days.
Hasbro has the Rey (Jedi Training) and Darth Vader Force Link 2.0 figures IN STOCK. As you know, the Darth Vader is a pretty sweet figure. *You can check out our reviews on this wave HERE.) Special thanks to JTA reader Rum Sleg for the alert.
Hasbro Toy Shop has restocked all of their SDCC exclusives. Get them before they’re gone! Good luck to all! Thanks to all who wrote in to let us know!
My dad sent me a picture of the PZ-4CO action figure that he picked up today. I had remembered reading somewhere that “Peazy” was of feminine programming, so I looked it up just for fun. I stumbled upon an obscure interview with the actress who portrayed Peazy. Click through for more…
I don’t know about you, but I am ecstatic that The Clone Wars is back. I wasn’t a fan back when the movie released in 2008. In fact, it wasn’t until Hasbro’s 2010/2011 The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side] line was released that I started developing my affection for the show. Did you catch that? HASBRO’S TOY LINE is what was responsible for piquing my interest in the show. Don’t you wish a toy line could interest you today as it did back then? (more….)
Hasbro Toy Shop has the 6″ Rebel Fleet Trooper in stock if you are still looking for this one. Thanks to JTA reader Agustín for the alert!
Although not in stock at the moment, Hasbro added product placeholder pages for the Rey (Jedi Training) and Darth Vader Force Link 2.0 figures. The other two figure have yet to be added. As you know, the Darth Vader is a pretty sweet figure. *YOu can check out our reviews on this wave HERE.) Special thanks to JTA reader Agustin for the alert.
The plot thickens/drama intensifies with The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Gamorrean Guard. Now we’re getting reports of people who successfully ordered the item online when it was in stock AND WHO DID NOT choose store pick-up that are currently receiving cancellation notices from TARGET online. We have no idea how widespread this is or how many collectors it’s affected, but it’s annoying nonetheless. We wish you continued luck in your online experience ordering this underestimated exclusive.
I don’t know why, but I find this particularly humorous. I believe it has little to do with the quality of the character, but how badly she was repacked into multiple case assortments. On a related note, I cannot recall a single instance of a 3.75″ super-articulated figure going this low in price, but that doesn’t mean my memory is flawless.
We are getting some great positive reports of collectors’ Hasbro Toy Shop SDCC orders arriving. We also are receiving some negative ones. JTA reader Tyler receive his box and the Kylo Ren/Rey Centerpiece set was significantly damaged. Click through to read his report!
Here is another SDCC interview we missed this year. Flyguy’s Six Inch Show has an interview with STeve Evans that’s worth checking out! Special thanks to JTA reader Matthew C. for the alert!
Click here to pre-order the Amazon exclusive TBS6 Red Squadron Droid 3-Pack, set to ship on August 18th…
Update: Now it is listed as “currently unavailable”. Keep checking back as it is going in and out of stock. Hopefully, some of you were able to get it. Sound off in the comments if you had any luck!
In case you haven’t heard (or haven’t checked your inbox yet), the SDCC exclusives are shipping from Hasbro Toy Shop. If you haven’t received your shipping notice yet, there is a strong chance your order didn’t go through to completion. We’d recommend calling customer service to check the status of your order. Good luck to all and we hope your items arrive undamaged!
You can stuff your sorries in a sack, TARGET! We suppose it was inevitable, but TARGET is once again sending out “sorry for the delay” emails for The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Gamorrean Guard 6″ figure, now stating that the earliest they may be able to fill the order is mid-September. What’s more, the email advises that you may need to “approve” this new delivery date. So pay attention to your inbox! It’s always good to double your production on the most popular army-building OT characters. Just sayin’.
Hasbro Toy Shop added all three SDCC exclusive products pages to their site on June 18th revealing an August 13th availability date. Let’s see if that pans out today! Good luck to all!
Orders are LIVE!
UPDATE: Aphra set is OUT OF STOCK!
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