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The Black Series 6" Fans' Choice Poll is now live at StarWars.com and there are some great choices. Leave your thoughts in our comments! (Hey, just so you know, General Grievous is already coming, don't waste your votes on him!)

And The Winner "Almost" Is....

Posted by Paul | July 02, 2015 at 08:57 AM EDT |

We should be hearing from Hasbro shortly about how to vote in the final stage of The Black Series 6" Fans' Choice Poll. If you're interested in seeing who the clear leader in this poll is (and how it will influence or not influence you to vote in the final round at StarWars.com), then click through to see who that candidate is at the moment. The only issue we see with it so far is that Rebelscum.com (and maybe one other site) has not reported their results yet. Data will certainly change a bit when that becomes public knowledge. JediDefender.com has put together their own little scientific results of the top ranking candidates.

The Black Series 6" Wave 9 In Stock And On Sale For $71.99

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2015 at 04:43 PM EDT |

For those of you who missed our Facebook post on this, HasbroToyShop.com has The Black Series 6" wave 9 in stock and on sale for $71.99. Special thanks to JTA reader TheForceCollector and others for the alert!

We Told You He Was All-New Since Day One - Here Is Your Proof

Posted by Paul | June 30, 2015 at 11:50 PM EDT |

[sarcasm] For those of you who have been in denial since it was revealed, like my good friend Rum Sleg believed, that the Jabba's Rancor Pit Jabba The Hutt is NOT an all-new figure, well, we can direct you to unequivocal proof that this is true now. GalacticHunter.com has comparison shots of the 2010 Jabba versus the ALL-NEW 2015 Jabba The Hutt. You're welcome. [/sarcasm] (We say this all with a smile.)

UPDATE: This post is sarcasm and humorously in good fun directed to longtime JTA friend Rum Sleg with whom I had an entertaining back and forth with whether or not this Jabba was new. Some have taken offense to it, so apologies if that applies. I honestly don't jibe anyone that I don't genuinely like and respect. Please don't take our posts so seriously. Instead, rejoice that we have an all-new Jabba!

RESULTS: Hasbro's The Black Series 6" Fans' Choice Poll!

Posted by Paul | June 30, 2015 at 09:01 PM EDT |

Wow! Thank you for the huge response you gave us for Hasbro's very first The Black Series 6" Fans' Choice Poll. In the final round alone, we have over 4,000 votes choosing between the 50 Top Ranking finalists, but that doesn't include all of the participation in the first round as well as the nearly 800 comments we received picking characters and commenting about this poll in general terms. Check out the evidence to prove it yourself! You have made this a complete and total success for us. We are truly humbled by your participation. Thank you! Here are your Top 6 choices that we are forwarding on to Hasbro for you. We hope your favorites made the cut! (Click through for some quick stats about our poll as well as the official winner's list!)

     

TBS6 Emperor Palpatine Wave Back In Stock For $22.99 Each

Posted by Paul | June 30, 2015 at 09:13 AM EDT |

Amazon.com now has The Black Series Six Inch Wave 8 listed in stock. Click below for direct links!

Hasbro and Hunter PR has asked us to remind all of our readers again to make your final selections for The Black Series 6" Fans' Choice Poll. We also need to clarify that we will be cutting off the voting tomorrow, June 30, 2015 at 9:00 PM (EDT) since Hunter PR will need our results by midnight that same day. Vote for your selection at JTA HERE and be sure to vote at the other Star Wars fan sites with a great resource page put together by StarWars.com by clicking HERE or the banner below.

TBS6 Luke Skywalker And Wampa In Stock At Hasbro Toy Shop!

Posted by Paul | June 29, 2015 at 09:17 AM EDT |

The Luke Skywalker And Wampa The Black Series 6" Deluxe figure set is in stock at Hasbro Toy Shop for $34.99. Special thanks to JTA reader Valkyrie for the alert!

UPDATE 1: Use code CJE4MQV to get 15% off your order (one time per account) and if you add $50 worth of merchandise to your order it ships for FREE!

UPDATE 2: Mosep Binneed, Jawas, Han Carbonite and Leia Boushh are all available to order as well for a low $9.99 each! They ship approximately July 20th. Special thanks to friend Steve U. for this update.

UPDATE 3: C-3PO has been added!

Our "Rumor Report" On The Black Series 6" Now Confirmed!

Posted by Paul | June 28, 2015 at 12:08 PM EDT |

We told you the proof of our BREAKING NEWS report was forthcoming almost a week ago.... and here it is. We feel this newly confirmed information should definitely affect how you vote for The Black Series 6" Fans' Choice poll. Of course nothing is 100% until confirmed by Hasbro, but this is the next best thing. As you can see, "CW Captain" does NOT have the same product number as Clone Commander Cody and we can't imagine ANYTHING else being called "Episode III Gene" other than General Grievous. C-3PO and Jango Fett are obviously self-explanatory. Lastly, while we were hoping for a Clone Commander or Clone Lieutenant, the Episode II Clone Trooper in this list has the same product number as the Clone Trooper Captain. Click the image for all of the juicy tidbits. Out of respect to our source, we blacked out information that could possibly spill too much information. By the way, we have no idea what Black Series 6 Inch Figure with product code A4301 could be since A4301 is the assortment number for this entire line.

Tell Us How You Feel About The Hasbro Fans' Choice TBS6 Poll!

Posted by Paul | June 27, 2015 at 12:09 PM EDT |

We've been in overdrive organizing this poll that we haven't even opened up a discussion about your thoughts on it. While some of you have directly voted your disdain for this Fans' Choice Poll (midichlorians was a choice,so was "why isn't there a 3.75" poll?"), we thought we'd publish a second article for you to address, complain or just generally talk about this history changing Fan's Choice poll. On your mark, get set, GO!

Hasbro Unveils Hasbro Pulse!

Posted by Paul | June 25, 2015 at 09:33 PM EDT |

Want an insider's look at exclusive content and the latest news on brands like Transformers, My Little Pony, G.I. Joe and Star Wars, straight from the heart of Hasbro? Then welcome to the Hasbro Pulse! (more....)

The Black Series 6" Fans' Choice Poll - FINAL VOTING LIVE!!!

Posted by Paul | June 25, 2015 at 06:31 PM EDT |

THIS IS IT! We have received an overwhelming response with over 150 candidates for The Black Series 6" Fans' Choice Poll. We also had over 400 comments (some we had to delete). THANK YOU! The first part of the voting is now complete. But we're jumping right into the FINAL VOTING ROUND. This is the part that really counts! From a list of 50 TOP RANKING candidates, please now show your support by up-voting as many of the top contenders you'd like to see make it into The Black Series 6" line. IMPORTANT: If you don't like a candidate, ignore it. Down votes will be counted as up votes. Fair warning. At 11:59 PM on June 30th, this portion of the poll will conclude and we will send Hasbro the Top 6 candidates with the most up votes on July 1st. (For your information, the comment thread will be closed for this final round, but up votes still function.) To see the final listing and up vote your own choices, please click through to see the 50 TOP RANKING candidates.

The Black Series 3.75" Wave 8 Is Right Around The Corner!

Posted by Paul | June 24, 2015 at 12:12 PM EDT |

For those of you interested, Entertainment Earth has just received their solid case packs of Han Solo (in carbonite) and Jawas figures from The Black Series 3.75" wave 8. This should likely mean that the normal mixed case of wave 8 should be arriving imminently (EE still has it listed as July). Special thanks to good friend Chris S. for the alert.... and for trying to hijack our Fan's Choice Poll for the 6" line. If you need to get caught up on what to expect from this line, please see our complete RDRs and VGs on this wonderful set of figures! We received our production figures early from a confidential source to bring you an early look at these figures last month.

UPDATE: Entertainment Earth has also JUST PUT Mosep Binneed, Commander Thorn and Princess Leia Organa (Boushh) IN STOCK too! C-3PO still shows July availability.

New The Black Series 6" Figures Revealed?

Posted by Paul | June 22, 2015 at 08:28 PM EDT |

As if we can take any more excitement today! We are anticipating "proof" of this rumor report in the next few days from our confidential informant, so right now take this as just that: a "rumor report". But we have details on four The Black Series 6" (non-Episode 7) that should be part of the next batch announced and/or available in the line. Are you interested to find out who they are? Then click through for more!

Hasbro Fans' Choice Poll Is Back! Pick The Next 6" Figure!

Posted by Paul | June 22, 2015 at 05:50 PM EDT |

Hello, STAR WARS fans! Hasbro is pleased to once again invite you to help determine its next STAR WARS Fans’ Choice figure! And for the first time ever, the STAR WARS Fans' Choice poll will choose a 6-inch scale STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure! Click through for more!


The Black Series 3.75" And 6" Availability Update!

Posted by Paul | June 22, 2015 at 05:42 PM EDT |

Are you still trying to play catch up with The Black Series figures (3.75" and 6"). As we move closer and closer to Episode 7, current stock will become scarcer and scarcer. Do you want to know which figures you should probably catch up on first? We have the answers for you. We have a confidential informant who has let us know which figures and case assortments can no longer be ordered. Please note that this doesn't mean you will not see any of these figures again, but you won't see them in their current line looks after they're gone. Click through for more!

Sia Anjirs = Black Figure (Or The Black Series)

Posted by Paul | June 18, 2015 at 10:36 PM EDT |

Truth is DEFINITELY stranger than fiction. The code has been cracked.... partially! Sia Anjirs = The Black Series (or technically it means "Black Figure") and we have a reader who has figured it out! While at my local Toys R Us, I couldn't help but notice a familiar name on a shelf tag which sported one of the names on the BREAKING NEWS posted list we published yesterday. But hanging from the shelf was Luminara Unduli. You can see it has The Black Series assortment number. When I scanned Luminara Unduli from The Black Series line, this is what came up on the price scanner too. The "top secret" stuff is leaking into the daily business! We have to publicly thank JTA reader "mike" who speaks Farsia (a derivative of the Persian language) who was able to figure out that this strange code is actually words from that foreign language and what some of those crazy words meant on that product listing. Obviously we're not going to be able to figure it all out before SDCC, but as we find out more we will certainly update our original article!

BREAKING NEWS: New The Force Awakens Toy Details Revealed!

Posted by Paul | June 17, 2015 at 06:05 PM EDT |

We'll preface this immediately by saying that potential MAJOR SPOILERS apply should you choose to click through. We have character and/or vehicle names and details that you may not want to know about yet from screen shots we saw with our own eyes. Now, this may be code, or it may be actual things from the movie. We will have to wait find out for sure of course. So if you don't want to know anything about Episode 7 and/or the corresponding Hasbro line, please don't click through. But between the combined efforts of our local Bothans (who have since died after intercepting this information) and our Research Droids hacking into all the local computer systems (who have since short-circuited), we have a pretty sizable list of what you can expect for The Force Awakens toy launch this September 4th. We also have isolated data explaining what some of these things are (like 6", 3.75" vehicles or role-play). As always, take everything you see with a grain of salt until Hasbro officially announces it themselves. Enjoy!

Hero Series Darth Maul On TARGET.com

Posted by Paul | June 13, 2015 at 08:16 PM EDT |

TARGET.com has a Darth Maul Hero Series figure listed for $14.99. It says it's out of stock and only available in stores. It will be interesting to see if this ever surfaces. Special thanks to JTA reader Kyle and Morgan for the reports.

  

More The Black Series Six Inch Deals On Amazon

Posted by Chuck | June 13, 2015 at 10:22 AM EDT |

There are still some The Black Series six inch deals to be had on Amazon right now. Both the Emperor and Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper) are in stock for $17.29, and Han Solo and Tauntaun is in stock for $38.34. Click the images below for direct product links. A big thanks to all of the JTA readers who let us know about these!

     

SDCC Exclusive First Order Stormtrooper Official Hasbro Details!

Posted by Paul | June 12, 2015 at 05:39 PM EDT |

Hasbro releases official details concerning the First Order Stormtrooper San Diego Comic Con exclusive 6" figure. Click through for details!

It's been rumored since Celebration that the major licensees would carry a common character reveal at SDCC, and that that character would be the First Order Stormtrooper. Entertainment Weekly has the scoop on which licensees have that honor as they unveil said First Order Stormtrooper at SDCC next month. Also of note from this story, as suspected, the packaging will be unique to SDCC exclusive status.

 

Ugly White Inserts Confirmed For European TBS Packaging

Posted by Chuck | June 10, 2015 at 10:52 AM EDT |

It looks like it's official. The rumored inserts (originally reported over at StarWarsFiguren.com) for European packaging is a reality. Solicitations have started going out to buyers and European versions of the card backs (at least from the final wave) will not only have a different name plate on the front than their U.S. counterparts, but a very unattractive white paper multi-language insert behind the figure. Which begs the question... If the U.S. packaging now has multi-language text on the front, why does the European versions have different multi-language text on the front? Click the images below for a closer look!

A big thanks to JTA insider Fulcrum for the heads-up on this!

TBS Six Inch Wave 9 IN STOCK At Amazon for $16.09!

Posted by Chuck | June 09, 2015 at 12:58 PM EDT |

Hurry, because this may not last long! The Black Series 6-Inch Wave 9 is listed in-stock on Amazon, but they are listed as Saga Legends! And, they are $16.09 each! Get them while you can! They are hard to find since their listing is currently incorrect. Huge thanks to JTA reader Josh M. for the alert!

Direct links: Clone Commander Cody, IG-88, and Princess Leia Organa (Boushh) (or click the images below)

        

UPDATE: All three figures are toggling in and out of stock. Keep checking back!

TBS6 Wave 8 (Emperor Palpatine Wave) In Stock At Hasbro Toy Shop

Posted by Paul | June 09, 2015 at 10:23 AM EDT |

The Black Series 6" wave 8 is in stock and ON SALE for $71.99 at Hasbro Toy Shop. Special thanks to JTA reader Valkyrie for the heads up!

The Black Series Deluxe Jabba The Hutt and Scout Trooper with Speeder Bike sets are only $10 at Walmart.com, but it looks like you can only get them for this price through the mobile app. Use THIS LINK to get them for this incredible price! Special thanks to JTA reader Steve U. for the alert!

UPDATE: SOLD OUT in a flash!

Hasbro Bows Out of 2016 London Toy Fair

Posted by Chuck | June 09, 2015 at 09:22 AM EDT |

Our friends across the pond at JediNews have alerted us to this bit of information regarding London Toy Fair. According to Toy World Magazine, Hasbro has bowed out of the 2016 London Toy Fair. Get the full details right here! Thanks to Jedi News buddy Matt for the heads-up!

The Black Series [Phase III] Packaging Revealed!

Posted by Paul | June 08, 2015 at 10:51 AM EDT |

Or is this an SDCC exclusive packaging reveal? Either way, you should get an idea of what The Black Series 6" packaging for Fall 2015 will look like. It has been revealed courtesy of Jedi Insider. Check out all of the images they have us this exciting new line look! By the way, it looks like now that if the Chrome Collection is even a new line that it could be the retailer exclusive line that has been rumored for some time (and that means 3.75") It's all starting to leak!

Stormtrooper Becomes #08, Commander Thorn Becomes #15, #21 Axed

Posted by Paul | June 07, 2015 at 04:56 PM EDT |

In case you missed our Twitter, Facebook or Instagram post on this, we can confirm that we were correct about our presumption that Commander Thorn would move from #21 to #15 to make up the gap that the Stormtrooper (#08) left when he replaced the cancelled Princess Leia (Yavin Ceremony) figure.

BREAKING NEWS: The Black Series Becomes The Chrome Collection?

Posted by Paul | June 07, 2015 at 04:42 PM EDT |

Well, according to this screen cap image it certainly looks that way! Keep in mind that there is no doubt that Jabba's Rancor Pit will come in TBS [P2] packaging. There is a lot going on in this post, so let's distill the most important points. Firstly, we have secured an image of the new Toys R Us Jabba's Rancor Pit from a Toys R Us computer with all of the important details. You should note that the Jabba shown in the picture is NOT the Jabba in the set. They inadvertently show the 2004 Star Wars "Saga" Ultra figure instead. They also don't show the rancor. More importantly, notice the way this exclusive is described: Star Wars Chrome Collection. There are no "The Black Series" descriptors on the screen at all. Maybe this means nothing. Maybe The Black Series will continue and the Chrome Collection refers to that rumored retailer exclusive line. It doesn't appear that Toys R Us uses this term to describe their exclusives, despite a chrome TRU sticker on them. Could this be the new collector-focused line name for September 2015? We're inclined to say yes to that. Obviously we will know nothing until Hasbro reveals it themselves, but it's interesting to say the least! Leave your thoughts in our comments! Remember from our last post, the Jabba's Rancor Pit multipack won't be available in stores. We hope that changes after SDCC!

JTA has come across some confidential plans regarding Toys R Us and San Diego Comic Con. We have images of the plans but will not post it due to the unknown secrecy of them. We will however outline what's contained within them. From reading these plans we're convinced of one thing. Toys R Us is committed to the collector market. And they are demanding exclusives that befit us from vendors like Hasbro. This information will all become public on June 25, 2015, but why not find out what's gong down now? Interested? Then click through for more.

With special thanks to the combined effort of our friends at Jedi News and Yakface for bringing this to our attention, we were able to locate the revised The Black Series [Phase II] Luke Skywalker [Wampa Attack] (#02) figure with correctly colored elbow joints. All we can say is that it makes a huge difference on the figure.

Canceled TBS [P1] AT-RT Driver Card Back Revealed!

Posted by Paul | June 04, 2015 at 06:06 PM EDT |

And here is the AT-RT Driver (#30) The Black Series [Phase I] card back art, also found by Mauricio M. in the My Little Pony section of Hasbro's website! If you missed it, be sure to check out the Republic Commando card back art HERE. See the AT-RT Driver's product details by clicking through!

Here is a pretty neat post! If you recall, back on January 22, 2014, JTA posted a rumor report of the figures that would make up wave 4 and wave 5 of The Black Series [Phase I] lineup. Curiously, multiple The Vintage Collection repacks were part of these assortments, but some ultimately never got released; including Republic Trooper and AT-RT Driver. Since then, loose promotional images have surfaced proving that they were planned, but no packaging ever reared its ugly head. Through some inexplicable search, JTA reader Mauricio M. directed our attention to this link of an image of the Republic Trooper TBS card back art in the middle of Hasbro's Play-Doh page. This is as big as the image gets, but at least conclusive proof now exists that this was to be the #31st figure in the lineup. If you look carefully, this image shows a card back that hasn't even been die cut yet. Maybe these figures are locked in a warehouse somewhere and will be released two years later too! (We kid!) Seriously though, hopefully Hasbro will do right by collectors and get this figure out for us once and for all! Click through for the text on the product page. (We saved the image and text here in case Hasbro gets wind of this and decides to take the page down.)

UPDATE: Jabba's Rancor Pit Details Revealed!

Posted by Paul | June 03, 2015 at 05:33 PM EDT |

JTA Facebook reader Casey has alerted our attention to details posted in Rebelscum's forums about the Jabba's Rancor Pit Toys R Us exclusive. SKU number 311260 has been revealed and it supposedly has an MSRP of $130.00. It also appears to be some sort of SDCC exclusive. Click through for more!

TARGET Makes Current The Black Series Lines NCF Status

Posted by Paul | June 03, 2015 at 12:35 PM EDT |

While some of our critics may hail this as a non-story, we have an informant who has added a little bit of light in the progress of the Star Wars toy line from what it is now to what it is going to be in September. Whether this is applicable at your local retail establishment is not the point here. This is what soon will be happening at your local TARGET store. Click through for more!

JTA Australian reader Keshav I. graciously sends us nice pictures of the eBay leaked First Order Stormtrooper 6" figure. Keep in mind that spoilers may or may not apply before clicking through!

The Black Series Six Inch Wave 8 In Stock At Amazon

Posted by Chuck | May 31, 2015 at 06:11 PM EDT |

Amazon.com now has The Black Series Six Inch Wave 8 listed in stock. Click below for direct links! A Big thanks to JTA reader Ryan for alerting us to this!

      

Why The Vintage Collection Needs To Return Stat....

Posted by Paul | May 25, 2015 at 08:04 AM EDT |

Our friends at BanthaSkull.com have posted a very well put together article showing the undeniable passion Star Wars collectors have for The Vintage Collection. The points to take away from this article are numerous, but you should definitely not assume that any of us think e-scalping is OK. This is what WE are paying for these neo classic action figures because we want them, not because we want to pay these prices. It's time to be done with The Black Series 3.75" nonsense and get back to what all of us love the most. Hasbro has confirmed that the 6" line is doing well (and that may be true from a certain point of view), but you can find 95% of them online somewhere for less than their normal MSRP. Yet, some of The Vintage Collection'c biggest peg-warmers (TIE Fighter Pilot repack anyone?) are commanding high values today on eBay. Check out their article.

Hasbro Toy Shop has a few new figures from wave 7 of The Black Series line. Not all are in stock. Use code MEMORIAL15 to get 15% off your order over $50. Special thanks to JTA reader Mike F. for the alert!


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