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The Force Awakens Product Launch TARGET DPCI Numbers (Not Complete)

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2015 at 07:55 PM EDT |

JTA reader Paul V. sends us a scan of TARGET shelf-talker tags of upcoming DPCIs for new The Force Awakens product. This may help some of you lock down certain products

Times Square Toys R Us Force Friday Schedule

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2015 at 07:39 PM EDT |

JTA reader LesDudis sends us a copy of the Times Square Toys R Us schedule of events for Force Friday! Check it out!

DENIED! (Does It Even Matter At This Point?)

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2015 at 07:35 PM EDT |

Disney/Hasbro has had plenty of time to "clean up the mess" with all of the broken street dates across the country. Maybe it's working, but we are still hearing too many reports of cashiers "forcing" the product through the registers. However, JTA reader Paul V. was DENIED at Walmart and he was very disappointed because he found it all! We're only days away from the madness and it seems very few of us can wait much longer!

  

Some Walmart Stores Mark Rebels Merchandise Down Pretty Low!

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2015 at 07:23 PM EDT |

JTA reader Aaren A. alerts us to the fact that Walmart is marking down their remaining Rebels merchandise. Of particular note, the Class II vehicles have been marked down to $13.00 in his area.

More NEW The Force Awakens Action Figures Revealed!

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2015 at 01:15 PM EDT |

More NEW The Force Awakens figures are being found at retail. JTA reader Dark_Jedi sends us images of Sarco Plank and an alien X-wing Pilot Asty. Click through for his report!

   

The Black Series Han Solo Variation Discovered!

Posted by Paul | August 29, 2015 at 12:07 AM EDT |

With the flurry of activity the last couple of weeks, some of the more daily things have fallen to the wayside. As a result, we think we missed an important newly discovered detail. JTA reader Brian B. alerts us to a relevant variation to The Black Series 3.75" Han Solo figure. Newer versions of the figure are showing up with blue irises while the earliest samples are "without" the blue detail (and are just plain brown). We haven't heard or seen this announced anywhere, so this may be news for most.

   

Hero Series Scaled The Force Awakens Assault Walker Hits eBay!

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2015 at 11:51 PM EDT |

The 12-inch Assault Walker and First Order Stormtrooper set has hit eBay. Goodness is the stuff looking worse and worse, but that's just one opinion. Special thanks to our friends at Yakface.com for the alert to this auction.

Could These Figures Be Coming Soon In The 3.75" SA Collector Line?

Posted by Paul | August 27, 2015 at 07:58 PM EDT |

We have just received some interesting news about 11 figures that may be part of the super-articulated collector-focused line in the future. This doesn't mean Force Friday and it doesn't even mean that these will comprise the first wave. Some may have even been nixed with all of the recent transition the Hasbro line has experienced this year. We just have learned that sculpts have been completed for the following supposedly. At the moment, not all characters have been slotted. As with anything, confirmation from Hasbro is required until you should take it as fact. Click through for more.

TARGET Exclusive TBS6 2-Pack Won't Be Available Force Friday

Posted by Paul | August 27, 2015 at 06:57 PM EDT |

We have just learned that the TARGET exclusive The Black Series 2-pack listed at $39.99 on the various leaked lists WILL NOT be available on Force Friday. Our insiders have let us know that there are ZERO on order and ZERO in stock. It will likely be a Black Friday/Christmas exclusive (but that's just a guess right now). It may be true that many of the items that have been part of these leaked lists may not all be available on September 4th, so keep everything in check.

Check Out Hasbro Toy Shop!

Posted by Paul | August 27, 2015 at 11:47 AM EDT |

Change is in the air! Looks like someone else is gearing up for Force Friday too!

Something Of Interest Perhaps?

Posted by Paul | August 26, 2015 at 08:51 PM EDT |

Stay tuned.

TARGET Product/Price/DPCI List Revealed

Posted by Paul | August 26, 2015 at 08:39 PM EDT |

Our friends at Rebelscum.com have posted a pretty cool list of what TARGET will be charging for their Force Friday merchandise, as well as the corresponding DPCI numbers. Check it out!

TARGET's Share The Force + Awesome Promo Video On YouTube.com!

Posted by Paul | August 25, 2015 at 05:12 PM EDT |

In case you missed the news, relatively new JTA reader Brian B. graciously provides us with links to share with our readers about TARGET's "Share The Force" event. This will help readers discover if a TARGET location in their area is hosting Midnight Madness. Also, be sure to check out this AWESOME YouTube video which explains "Share The Force" a little bit more as well as provides some pretty cool images from the 70s and 80s when the first generations of Star Wars fans were collecting the vintage Kenner line!

4 Unit Case Of Galactic Hunt Figures Found At Walmart

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2015 at 10:54 AM EDT |

JTA reader Tim M. writes in with the following news, yet to be revealed to date. He writes "Hey there, not sure if you've heard of these or not, I was at Walmart and Folsom California last night and saw two boxes on a pallet listed as Star Wars Galactic Hunt, had the street date for September 4th, could not open it because it was at the bottom but listed as 4 pieces per box....Just thought I would ask, Thanks...." At this point it's unknown what these could be, but it might be wise to keep your eyes peeled now through the September 4th. The box dimension were 8" x 8" x 8" and we have asked Tim for a photo.

New Micro Machines Found At Kmart Too!

Posted by Paul | August 23, 2015 at 12:07 PM EDT |

JTA reader Damian V. found more The Force Awakens stuff at his local Kmart. We're not sure if these have been revealed amongst all of the leaks, but here are three Micro Machines sets that are new to us at least.

           

A Layman's Analysis For Believing In Super-Articulation

Posted by Paul | August 22, 2015 at 10:57 PM EDT |

JTA reader Sloth From Hoth did his own analysis with the hopes of assuring himself that there will indeed be something for all of us grumpy old late thirty/early forty somethings desperate to see "old school" super-articulated figures on shelves. Click through for his notes!

That's What It's All About....

Posted by Paul | August 22, 2015 at 09:57 PM EDT |

Despite whether or not you're excited for the product that will be available on Force Friday, we mustn't forget that there is a whole new generation that needs to jump on board to become the next hoard of collectors. JTA reader Henry shares a neat perspective on the Force Friday event and why it's just not about "us". Click through for more!

The Force Awakens 12-inch Figures Hit eBay!

Posted by Paul | August 22, 2015 at 07:38 PM EDT |

eBayer ochsagirl has the new Finn and Kylon Ren 12-inch figures for sale on eBay. Check them out! Special thanks to JTA reader Wacky Wampa for the alert!

  

Jedi Insider has just posted a new rumor report regarding Toys R Us exclusives. They confirm our BREAKING NEWS original report back from July about a 6" Blue Trooper, but the new news is that there is rumored to be a repaint of the 6" TIE Fighter with Pilot, but we honestly believe it might be the 3.75" scaled version as we reported in our RUMOR REPORT found HERE. (As you know, nothing works as well as amortizing costs with a repaint ASAP!) Click through for their full story.

Have The Recent Reveals Affected Where You Will Be Force Friday?

Posted by Paul | August 21, 2015 at 01:41 PM EDT |

Now that all of us have seen what is part of Force Friday on September 4th (through all the various leaks), we want to know has this influenced you in any way on how you will be spending the day. Many of us have scheduled PTO to attend this event, but with the, frankly, lackluster reveals it appears that there just isn't product for the longtime collector.... yet. Putting aside any unconfirmed rumors (like the retail exclusive 3.75" super-articulated line) and without resorting to calling the product launch "Farce Friday", please let us know in our comments if you still plan to wait in line at midnight on September 3rd. What will you be buying if you do go? If you have kids, will you use this as a big event to introduce them to Star Wars? And please confirm with us that Hasbro's offering will not affect or alter your excitement for Episode VII. If you're claiming that The Force Awakens line is stealing your joy of Star Wars, then you have problems that we are unable to assist you with.... of course the Hasbro reveals are disappointing, but this is all about a film franchise. The toy line only accentuates that.

ENTIRE Hasbro The Force Awakens Toy Catalog Leaked!

Posted by Paul | August 20, 2015 at 06:20 PM EDT |

Hasbro has asked us to remove all images and links to this article.

Rey's Speeder Bike Found!

Posted by Paul | August 18, 2015 at 02:03 PM EDT |

Sir Steve's Guide is reporting that Rey's Speeder Bike has been located at a TARGET store in California.

CONFIRMED: TBS-Quality 3.75" Figures To Become Big Box Exclusives

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2015 at 09:21 PM EDT |

Take this rumor with a grain of salt if you'd like until Hasbro confirms it themselves, but we have received "confirmation" to OUR ORIGINAL RUMOR REPORT back in April that The Black Series 3.75" line will indeed be a Big Box store exclusive. What we're not so sure of if this means a single retail location or multiple Big Box stores (Walmart, TARGET, Toys R Us etc,) So this could be really good or really bad news. With the recent reveal of The Black Series 3.75" showing up on the new Walmart planogram by our friends at Yakface.com, it appears that Walmart is at least ONE safe bet (just an assumption). But Toys R Us also SCREAMS "exclusive retailer" too based on their claims to be "the" source for The Force Awakens merchandise. However, we have been unable to obtain any more details than "Big Box". Of particular note, still no announcements or further rumors on that fabled "The Chrome Collection" yet either. It will be interesting to see if TBS does indeed turn into TCC. Let the specualtions begin!

Proof That Super-Articulated The Force Awakens Figures Are Coming?

Posted by Paul | August 16, 2015 at 02:57 PM EDT |

It's evident that most of the community is in panic mode over the lack of super-articulated 3.75" reveals (and a great deal of attacking one another over what everyone should like or not like – but that's another article). With all the stuff that has leaked thus far, it's honestly a little perplexing that we still haven't seen any collector grade 3.75" figures seen or teased. However, one of our readers, who has asked to remain anonymous (and we will respect that), opened up a customer service ticket and got a very interesting response from Hasbro Customer Service. While I personally find it suspect (since Hasbro Marketing people at the various conventions could only say "no comment to every TFA question) that this customer service rep gave THIS MUCH detail, there is no doubt it alleviates some of my own personal concerns. BUT. I still feel we will just have to wait until 9/4 to see if this is actually true. Click through for this MUST READ interaction with Hasbro

The Black Series TFA 6" Figures Revealed.... More Coming!

Posted by Paul | August 14, 2015 at 09:29 PM EDT |

The Force Awakens The Black Series figures have now been revealed. Check out this Facebook page for more information and images.

More Air Hogs Revealed: Speeder Bike and Millennium Falcon

Posted by Chuck | August 14, 2015 at 11:20 AM EDT |

More Air Hogs are revealed in the wild. JTA reader Jardmonkey sent us this picture of the Falcon on the shelves in Austin, Texas ($88!) and a Star Wars Action News reader sent in the Speeder Bike reveal.

    

Keep Checking eBay For The Latest The Force Awakens Reveals!

Posted by Paul | August 14, 2015 at 09:51 AM EDT |

How tragic it is we couldn't get an official presentation from Hasbro because of Disney's embargo. We all knew we would have to rely on unofficial sources to find out about the stuff. There are a ton of products from Hasbro's The Force Awakens line already on eBay and new products keep getting added. Bookmark THIS LINK and refresh throughout the day. We will try to keep up with the posts too! But we also have real jobs too and may not be able to post "right away".

The Force Awakens Class I Vehicles Hit eBay!

Posted by Paul | August 14, 2015 at 09:43 AM EDT |

Wiith special thanks to our friends at Yakface.com for the alert, check out The Force Awakens Class I vehicles with figure! I hope there is enough articulation for them to sit on their vehicles!

So, Where Are The 3.75" Super-Articulated Collector Figures?

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2015 at 06:16 PM EDT |

So, after ALL of these reveals that seem to line up with ALL of the rumor reports you've seen right here at JTA and other sites, do you still think super-articulated 3.75" action figures are still coming? We're not withholding any inside information. We honestly don't know. Will any super-articulated action figures that ARE coming indeed be store exclusives? Or have the people who have been leaking all of this stuff just not gotten to the 3.75" yet? Let us know in our comments!

More, More More The Force Awakens Hasbro 3.75" Reveals!

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2015 at 05:01 PM EDT |

Facebook page SithFireCreations have added even more images. Click through to see them all the new The Force Awakens products!

Even More The Force Awakens 3.75" Action Figure Reveals/Leaks

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2015 at 04:44 PM EDT |

In case you haven't seen this on our Facebook page, a ton more leaks have been revealed included the Armory figures! Check them out HERE!

BREAKING NEWS: Flame Trooper!

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2015 at 02:22 PM EDT |

BREAKING NEWS! Also from Charles Dukas: Flame Trooper!

  

UPDATE: Flame Trooper has hit eBay now!

BREAKING NEWS: Here Is Finn!

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2015 at 02:16 PM EDT |

BREAKING NEWS! Here is Finn!

UPDATE: Finn has hit eBay now!

BREAKING NEWS: Captain Phasma Hits eBay!

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2015 at 01:48 PM EDT |

BREAKING NEWS! Captain Phasma has now hit eBay. Thanks to JTA Facebook friend Luis, friend Ben C. and our friends at Yakface.com for the heads up! See front and back images of this figure at the auction!

BREAKING NEWS: Armored Series Kylon Ren Card Back Revealed!

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2015 at 12:45 PM EDT |

BREAKING NEWS! JTA Facebook reader Charles Dukas,who can be found at @ChuckDukas on Instagram and Twitter has send us an exclusive image of the card back art to the Armored Series of 3.75" The Force Awakens figures. Look what else is coming!

Toys R Us Exclusive TBS6 Blue Trooper Confirmed!

Posted by Paul | August 12, 2015 at 10:17 AM EDT |

JTA Facebook reader Casey M. went to his local Toys R Us to find out more about all of these rumors he's seen here at JTA. If you recall, we exclusively reported that a TBS6 Toys R Us exclusive "Trooper Blue" figure was coming. Well, he managed to grab a picture which shows conclusive proof that a Toys R Us exclusive The Black Series 6" Blue Trooper is indeed imminent. We have no other information for you than this. For those that need a reminder, click the thumbnail below to see a large screen cap of what's been discovered.

Kylo Ren's Lightsaber Blade Is Removable

Posted by Paul | August 11, 2015 at 02:11 PM EDT |

Of course this makes complete sense, but it looks like Kylo Ren's lightsaber blade is officially removable. Thanks to JTA reader Matt B. for grabbing this image for us from Instagram. (Original photographer unknown.)

For bmales01 only: click the thumbnail and it will turn into a bigger picture.

The Black Series 6" TFA Chewbacca Revealed + Clearer Pics Of Finn!

Posted by Paul | August 11, 2015 at 11:45 AM EDT |

With special thanks to JTA reader TalynOnline for the link, see The Force Awakens 6" Chewbacca and MUCH CLEARER pictures of Finn, courtesy of ActionFigurePics.com!

The Black Series 6" Finn Revealed!

Posted by Paul | August 10, 2015 at 11:58 AM EDT |

JTA reader cd man has a friend in Asia who sent him this photo of The Black Series 6" Finn! Luke Skywalker (Ceremonial) much? Anyway, check it out! This has already made its way across social media if it looks familiar to you.

The Black Series 6" Kylo Ren Hits The Web!

Posted by Paul | August 10, 2015 at 07:49 AM EDT |

The first image of The Black Series 6" Kylon Ren has hit the web courtesy of our friend Tim V. on Twitter and can also be found on StarWarsPost.com. Check it out and let us know your thoughts!


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