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Thinking of Using Hasbro Returns? Think Again...

Posted by Chuck | August 29, 2014 at 10:39 AM EDT |

If you are thinking about returning something directly through Hasbro returns, JTA reader Tony has a cautionary tale that will make you reconsider... Click through for his experience with Hasbro's Consumer Affairs!

Running Change TBS 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper Coming To USA?

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2014 at 10:29 PM EDT |

Our friends at Rebelscum.com are reporting that USA collectors may very well see the running change of the 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper in the future. Click through for their report on this.

Our friends at StarWarsFiguren.com reveal future case breakdowns of upcoming assortments of The Black Series 3.75", 6" and Saga Legends line.... and other stuff. Click through to see what's coming!!

UPDATE: Deluxe-Sized Mission Series Set Listing Removed!

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2014 at 09:43 PM EDT |

Toys R Us Canada online has listed something called Jedi Reveal Mission Series Pack. While it could be something we have already seen before, we're inclined to say "no" because it retails for $19.99 which makes us believe it's a format outside of the standard Mission Series line. Time will obviously reveal all, but take a look at more of the details of what might be coming. (Product pictures not shown.) Special thanks to JTA reader Ken for the alert.

UPDATE: Interesting! This listing has been removed from Canada's TRU.com website!

Quality Control Issues Abound!

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2014 at 09:28 PM EDT |

Niko from Staten Isalnd NY encourages fellow collectors to carefully check over all the Star Wars products you consider buying. Check out what he had to say....

What's Wrong In This Picture?

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2014 at 09:19 PM EDT |

Here is a fun post. It's a game. Can you see what's wrong with this picture by clicking through? If you're a smartypants and see it right away, try not to ruin it for the rest of the class. Special thanks to legofan1227 for the image.

The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Star Wars....

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2014 at 09:04 PM EDT |

We have readers in Austria too? (We're honored!) JTA reader holyQ sends us a very eager report from his homeland of Austria because apparently very little Hasbro Star Wars stuff makes its way there. Click through for his report! Doe, a deer, a female deer....

Found! Star Wars: Rebels Vehicles And Other Things Hit Retail!

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2014 at 08:55 PM EDT |

Found! The first products (that we care about at least) from the Star Wars: Rebels line have hit retail. Corey from the Wolfpack Podcast Facebook page worked up a quick YouTube.com video to show you what he's found. The priducts hails from Nevada, CA. (Is that even a real place?) :) Click though for more!

The Black Series 6-inch Boba Fett Pre-order At HTS!

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2014 at 08:51 PM EDT |

In case you still need it, The Black Series 6" Boba Fett can be pre-ordered at HasbroToyShop.com for $19.99. Special thanks to JTA reader Michael W. for the alert!

With special thanks to JTA reader Commander Joe276 for alerting us, The Black Series 6-inch Stormtrooper is in stock at HasbroToyShop.com as of this post. I wonder if the one per lifetime limit is still in effect?

New "Deluxe" Sized Mission Series Set Uncovered?

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2014 at 01:18 PM EDT |

Toys R Us Canada online has listed something called Jedi Reveal Mission Series Pack. While it could be something we have already seen before, we're inclined to say "no" because it retails for $19.99 which makes us believe it's a format outside of the standard Mission Series line. Time will obviously reveal all, but take a look at more of the details of what might be coming. (Product pictures not shown.) Special thanks to JTA reader Ken for the alert.

The Black Series 6-inch Clone Trooper $22.99 Pre-order

Posted by Paul | August 22, 2014 at 06:44 PM EDT |

Pre-order The Black Series 6" Clone Trooper on Amazon.com for $22.99 right now!

Amazon.com has both Boba Fett and Stormtrooper Six Inch figures for a reasonable price (for now). If you are still needing these and haven't had luck at retail this might be a good time to secure them! Click the images below for direct links.

Based on what Hasbro revealed/let slip at New York Toy Fair this past February, the anticipation was very high and cautious optimism was felt by the collecting community for what Hasbro would reveal at San Diego Comic Con. But after the presentation ended, most of us felt that we didn’t need new underwear. I will be the first to admit that. Despite not losing bodily control, I still however was pleasantly surprised by what Hasbro offered. A ton of rumors that had been floating through the air were finally confirmed. And as I began to think why I didn’t do happy dances like I did in the past (most notably SDCC 2009), I realized that all of the rumors JTA has posted may have made us all (that’s us included just to clarify) have unrealistically high expectations. So, I decided to mill through the news archives at JTA to see just where we’re at with the rumor lists and break down where we are with Hasbro: the rumored versus the confirmed, to see how many are still outstanding. Click through for more.

Your truly has been "stalking" a local Walmart since about November 2012. It was one of the biggest victims of what collectors "un-affectionately" hail as "The Debacle of 2012". In the summer of 2013, it did receive the inaugural wave of The Black Series, which many figures from that wave sat and rotted for years, along with the Saga Legends wave 1. Just yesterday, for the first time ever, this particular location received a "new" case of wave 3. And would believe they rang up for $7.00 each (on clearance). If anyone thinks that "big box" retail should still have the right to sell these figures, well, I frankly don't know what to say to you. This is an extreme example, but it's not like other locations are rolling in a fantastic selection of the figures I want anyway. Click through for more.

SDCC Exclusive Jabba The Hutt's Throne Room Sets Arriving Non-Mint

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2014 at 07:22 PM EDT |

We have been receiving unhappy reports from readers that Hasbro Toy Shop is haphazardly shipping out the SDCC Jabba The Hutt's Throne Room in boxes that are much too big and contain very little supporting packaging materials. JTA reader Mike C. sends us proof that these aren't arriving in mint condition. But I am not sure if any of us expected that they would. Click through for a closer look.

Star Wars Rebels Mission Series Hits Amazon

Posted by Chuck | August 16, 2014 at 09:24 AM EDT |

The latest Mission Series sets have hit Amazon for pre-order. These are available to ship October 23. Click the images below to have a detailed look at each set. Thanks again to JTA reader Michael for alerting us!

    

SDCC Jabba Back In Stock at Hasbro Toy Shop!

Posted by Paul | August 14, 2014 at 01:04 PM EDT |

HasbroToyShop.com has the SDCC exclusive Jabba the Hutt's Throne Room Set up! Get it while you can! A big thanks to everyone who wrote in with this alert for the SECOND time!

The Black Series Battle On Endor Set On Toysrus.com

Posted by Chuck | August 12, 2014 at 11:30 AM EDT |

If you want this set and haven't found it at brick-and-mortar (and don't want to resort to eBay), Toysrus.com has it up for order. Same price as retail and free standard shipping. Thanks Tray for the heads up!

eBay Auction The Black Series Set Deal!

Posted by Chuck | August 12, 2014 at 11:08 AM EDT |

This is a pretty good deal, especially if you are looking for these sets still. Check out what you can get in thie eBay auction set deal... Thank you JTA reader Cody for alerting us to this deal!

The Black Series Wave 5 IN STOCK At Entertainment Earth!

Posted by Paul | August 11, 2014 at 11:13 AM EDT |

Wow! The Black Series wave 5 is IN STOCK at Entertainment Earth! This particular case isn't that great (because of the case ratio), but at least you get all four new figures from it including the stunning and stellaer Darth vader #26 figure. If you need a close look at these figures, don't forget JTA provided the web with the first complete look at them, so check them out HERE for more information!

Walmart Plan-O-Gram Revealed

Posted by Paul | August 09, 2014 at 09:57 PM EDT |

JTA reader and friend Jamie D. from Canada snaps pictures of Walmart's upcoming reset. See way up close what their plans are! Click through for more!

Hasbro Toy Shop Processing SDCC Exclusive Jabba's Throne Room Sets

Posted by Paul | August 08, 2014 at 07:29 PM EDT |

For those of you who were successful in securing The Black Series Jabba The Hutt's Throne Room SDCC exclusive from HasbroToyShop.com, keep an eye on your credit cards. We have received reports that orders are charging and are awaiting shipping notices, likely to arrive on the 11th.

New The Black Series 3.75" Figures Part Of TARGET Reset!

Posted by Paul | August 05, 2014 at 10:25 PM EDT |

Most of us know that a reset is happening, but we have just learned from an insider that new 3.75" The Black Series figures are due and part of the reset as well. If anyone comes across these new figures, please let us know ASAP. Thank you!

TBS6 Jabba And Speeder Bike With Biker Scout Listed With Lower MSRP

Posted by Paul | August 04, 2014 at 03:24 PM EDT |

JTA reader Michael W. alerts us that HasbroToyShop.com has updated many Star Wars items on their site. But what's interesting is that The Black Series 6" Jabba The Hutt and Speeder Bike With Biker Scout are both listed a scoming soon with an MSRP of $34.99!

Jabba the Hutt's Throne Room (finally) Up on HasbroToyShop.com!

Posted by Chuck | August 04, 2014 at 10:20 AM EDT |

HasbroToyShop.com has the SDCC exclusive Jabba the Hutt's Throne Room Set up! Get it while you can! A big thanks to everyone who wrote in with this alert! Ordering went live 10:05 EDT/9:05 CDT.

UPDATE: And it's out of stock!

Rebels Millennium "Failcon" Up For Pre-order At Walmart.com

Posted by Paul | August 02, 2014 at 11:09 PM EDT |

JTA reader NB writes in to let us know that the Rebels Walmart exclusive Millennium Falcon is available for pre-order at Walmart.com. Thanks NB!

TBS Exclusives Arrive In Dallas/Forth Worth Toys R Us Stores

Posted by Paul | August 01, 2014 at 06:17 PM EDT |

JTA reader Emmett G. lets us know that new The Black Series stuff is arriving in Dallas/Forth Worth Texas. Click through to see his report.

The Black Series Wave 5 Wedge Antilles Pre-order On Amazon

Posted by Chuck | August 01, 2014 at 04:52 PM EDT |

The Black Series Wedge Antilles is available for pre-order on Amazon. Click here if you want to secure this figure! It's currently listed with a September 13 ship date. Thanks to JTA reader Michael for the heads up!

The rumor of the 18 figure case assortment getting cancelled is true from only a certain point of view. As we had alluded to in previous posts, Hasbro is moving towards a "solid" case assortment approach. In order to make this as successful as possible, Hasbro has indeed cancelled all orders for vendors who chose the 18 individual figure case assortment (1 per each figure) option. That being said, vendors who ordered the 18 different solid figure case assortments did not have them cancelled (i.e. all 18 figures are STILL coming). It looks more and more like Hasbro is going to stretch out this originally-intended 18 figure wave into three (3) six figure wave assortments instead. And by wave assortments we really mean wave groupings since they will be solid case packs. That is the latest as of this moment. But the way changes are coming in left and right, expect a few more revisions along the way.

The Black Series Line Just Can't Handle The Pressure!

Posted by Paul | August 01, 2014 at 07:11 AM EDT |

You may want to inspect the new The Black Series Deluxe figures hitting retail as we speak. JTA reader Michael W. gives us photographic evidence that the 6" figures (in some instances) are suffering a similar fate to the 3.75" version where the visor is collapsing under the pressure of the bubble. Hasbro, ya gotta give your figures more breathing room in the bubble! Check it out by clicking through for more!

The Black Series Wave 4 In Stock At HasbroToyShop.com!

Posted by Paul | August 01, 2014 at 06:19 AM EDT |

With special thanks to JTA readers Jason M. and Tom S., Hasbro Toy Shop has The Black Series wave 4 in stock! Click through for links!

Wolfpack Ultimate Gift Set TARGET eBay Deal!

Posted by Paul | July 31, 2014 at 08:46 PM EDT |

Get the Wolfpack Ultimate Gift Set from TARGET on their eBay store for only $24.99 (discounted down from $59.99) with FREE shipping. Special thanks to JTA reader Ben Y. for the heads up!

Our friends at Yakface.com have posted a report that the 18 figure Fall wave case assortment that BanthSkull.com/JTA revealed has been "cancelled". As evidenced by the pitiful 3.75" showing at SDCC, this makes complete sense. It's likely those 18 figures will be broken down into two more waves with the next six figure wave getting shown at NYCC and the final 3.75" six figure wave shown for Toy Fair 2015 and with the move Hasbro is making by offering solid case assortments, there may no longer be a need for mixed cases going forward. Still, more must be investigated before anything is confirmed. (The March 2015 placard dates are making MORE and MORE sense.) Yakface.com alludes to receiving future information, so we will post an update as warranted.

The Black Series Wave 4 Shipping From Amazon

Posted by Chuck | July 31, 2014 at 11:21 AM EDT |

Amazon.com has started shipping Wave 4 en masse! If you haven't picked any of these up yet get them before the prices go up! As of this post, the Snowtrooper Commander has already gone up!

Imperial Shadow Squadron Boxed Image

Posted by Paul | July 29, 2014 at 03:26 PM EDT |

Our friends at Jedi News have revealed on their Facebook page details surrounding the Imperial Shadow Squadron set (which will be a TARGET exclusive in the USA).

The Black Series TARGET Exclusive Shadow Squadron Details!

Posted by Paul | July 28, 2014 at 10:34 AM EDT |

We and our friends from BanthaSkull.com have some information to share with you from a mutual confidential source. The Black Series 6" TARGET exclusive Shadow Squadron will retail for $49.99 and the DPCI is 087-06-1202. It's due for early November!

The Black Series Bastila Shan Available Again At Amazon.com

Posted by Chuck | July 27, 2014 at 10:03 PM EDT |

Bastila Shan (TBS #20) is available for pre-order (with a ship date just days away) for $10.99. Click here to secure this figure! Thanks to JTA reader Michael for the heads up that this is back in stock.

SDCC 2014: Hasbro - Your Questions Answered!

Posted by Paul | July 26, 2014 at 07:07 PM EDT |

Here you go! Get ready for some more non-answers again! I also don't know how I let so many Episode VII questions get by me. We ALL should know those answers by now: HASBRO CANNOT ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT EPISODE VII. So we are NEVER going to ask them again, OK? They're on the "no no" list going forward. Whoever did ask will be banned from JTA. (Just kidding.) We do however get some cool info out of Hasbro which may be of some benefit to you, so be sure to click through for more!

Worried about missing him on HasbroToyShop this year? RobotKingdom.com has the Jabba's Throne SDCC exclusive up for pre-order for an acceptable $79.90. The issue? The shipping. I tested an order for myself and it came to $40. But if you can't take the risk of missing out from HTS, then you may want to order it now so you don't lose out on it. Limit of one per person and they aren't guaranteeing any mint pieces.


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