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Toys R Us is beginning to add product pages for new Rogue One merchandise. Check out the pre-order page for Hera Syndulla's A-wing fighter! Hasbro, please don't deactivate for linking to this! We also have been getting more Rogue One store reports than I can count at this point. The stuff is hopefully going to be everywhere. Thanks to General Hux for the link to this product page.
If you're all done attacking me, here is an interesting development for the Rogue One product launch. Has anyone else noticed the date of October 7, 2016 keep coming up on various sites that are pre-selling Star Wars merchandise (INCLUDING Amazon and Hasbro Toy Shop)?. At first I thought this was just a coincidence, and it still might very well be, but now we have a store report where this "week later" dates rears its ugly head again,. Your thoughts? Click through for more....
Posted by Paul | September 24, 2016 at 08:55 PM ET |
There are more "store reports" of readers finding and purchasing Rogue One and The Black Series products than we can keep up with.... and there are even crazier and more ridiculous purchases collectors are bragging about on social media. May we offer some advice? (more....)
Posted by Paul | September 24, 2016 at 09:23 AM ET |
We have just heard from a reader that Amazon canceled his The Black Series 6" Darth Revan order. Find out why by clicking through.
Posted by Chuck | September 23, 2016 at 03:26 PM ET |
With the official announcement now out of the way, Amazon has updated their site with the official listing of the Battlefront Shadow Trooper voice effect helmet. Click here to check out the full details. Thanks again rivesjunctionite for the alert!
Posted by Chuck | September 23, 2016 at 02:45 PM ET |
UPDATE: The Lightning Deal has now ended
Posted by Paul | September 23, 2016 at 02:36 PM ET |
Our friends at Bantha Skull (as well as perpetual commenters at JTA) have revealed a new wave of The Black Series 3.75" figures. Check out there report where you can find a Shoretrooper, Jyn Erso, Deathtrooper and
Cassian Andor. Guys, as an inactive site, you're supposed to defer this and all info to JTA.
Posted by Paul | September 23, 2016 at 12:27 PM ET |
Found! The Walmart Exclusive TVC wave of TBS figures has been found with NO STREET DATE. It's time to start up this exciting hunt for figures. Let's hope that distribution doesn't kill this line as it finally gets good!! Special thanks to JTA reader johxdestory for the report. We're still trying to figure out where this report is from....
UPDATE: The store report was incomplete. There IS a street date and they were unable to be purchased.
Posted by Paul | September 23, 2016 at 12:18 PM ET |
Although almost all of these have leaked out via store reports, Hasbro officially confirms the next batch of store exclusives. Check out the images on our Facebook gallery!
Check out the OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE HERE.
Posted by Paul | September 23, 2016 at 12:04 PM ET |
Is this the worst disregard for a Star Wars street date we have ever encountered? Or was The Vintage Collection/"Shadow Of The Dark Side" launch worse? Here is another incident from the UK. Thanks to JTA reader Alex (KyloDameron) for the report and images.
Posted by Paul | September 23, 2016 at 11:53 AM ET |
Posted by Paul | September 23, 2016 at 11:49 AM ET |
Posted by Paul | September 23, 2016 at 11:41 AM ET |
The second batch of Hasbro Toy Shop exclusives are arriving and JTA reader Henry eagerly writes in satisfied with the quality of the packaging and how they were shipped. We have received a couple other of positive reports too. It appears that they made a concerted effort this time to pack them well. What has been your experience?
Posted by Paul | September 23, 2016 at 11:31 AM ET |
Posted by Paul | September 23, 2016 at 11:26 AM ET |
Walmart may be flagrantly dodging the Rogue One product launch street dates, but TARGET is obeying them in fear of the wrath of Hasbro and Disney. JTA reader Colin tried to score a vehicle, but had no luck whatsoever!
Posted by Paul | September 20, 2016 at 02:30 PM ET |
Posted by Chuck | September 19, 2016 at 11:40 AM ET |
Posted by Paul | September 19, 2016 at 11:22 AM ET |
Remember our news about an exclusive The Black Series line in Italy? And how the page listed an Episode VII Luke? JTA reader Andrea sends us an update that is definitely disappointing. (As if we all didn't know deep down inside!) Hey, at least Hasbro has one in the works for us that should be released before the end of the Sequel Trilogy! Click through for more!
Posted by Paul | September 18, 2016 at 01:45 PM ET |
The folks at IGN have cited Hasbro's upcoming AT-ACT as a "case and point example" of what's wrong with the Hasbro Star Wars line today, and give many examples of why it is anything but a product for the average consumer. While their overview about past AT-AT vehicles is strewn with one error after another (they misrepresented what vehicle was new, what was a repaint and have no clue what figures actually came inside of the boxes - – they should be referring to our Collector Notes for specifics), they nonetheless make excellent points about what has to change in the Star Wars line.... starting with the $299.99 MSRP. Check out the overview on You Tube.
Posted by Paul | September 17, 2016 at 03:48 PM ET |
A few of our friends from across the web participated in a Google Hangout Q&A with Hasbro. As usual, quite a few questions were asked at this session that were the basis of quite a few of JTA's very own exclusive rumor reports, like the smaller line launch and smaller footprint Rogue One will have at retail (among others). In a nutshell, Hasbro confirms most of what we had reported throughout the year so far. But there are a few new pieces of information as well. The Vintage Collection topic also came up again (no real surprise) and while Hasbro didn't confirm details, they alluded to something that gave this fan a little more hope that good news is on the horizon. Check out the report at Jedi News.
Posted by Paul | September 16, 2016 at 09:54 AM ET |
UPDATE: Wo! They're both gone now as of 10:09 AM ET.
Posted by Paul | September 15, 2016 at 11:23 AM ET |
Hurry, the Star Wars The Black Series [Phase III] convention exclusives are back in stock at Hasbro Toy Shop! Special thanks to Hairy Dawg and Craig F. for the alerts (and everyone else sending them in now).
Posted by Paul | September 14, 2016 at 11:43 PM ET |
Mashable officially reveals today the App that is being released to interact with some Rogue One toys later this month. when released. Hasbro also releases a PRESS RELEASE:
STAR WARS STUDIOFX App
Create your own STAR WARS movie in a galaxy far, far away with the HASBRO STAR WARS STUDIOFX App! Recreate battle scenes with HASBRO figures and vehicles, and bring the action to life with visual and sound effects from the films. Simply stage the figures, choose which special effects to use, press record, and select when the effects are added to each scene. Pick from “First Person FX” to make Snowtroopers storm the scene with blasters, or “Air Strike FX” for a TIE Interceptor Attack. Unlock additional effects by collecting and scanning compatible HASBRO STAR WARS products. With more than 30 unique effects, the HASBRO STAR WARS STUDIOFX App gives fans the force needed to create their own STAR WARS movie magic. Available for free on iOS and Android devices September 2016.
Posted by Paul | September 13, 2016 at 10:13 PM ET |
JTA reader Julien ALSO sends us closer images of the Emperor's Royal Guard. Hasbro has definitely used a different material for the soft-goods this time. The woolen look of The Vintage Collection version is gone and now it appears as if we're getting a thinner fabric with a harder drape (which is also good for a figure like this). Check out all of the images below!
Posted by Paul | September 13, 2016 at 06:20 PM ET |
Facebook page The Black Series SW Group has posted an image of a new Kmart exclusive Seregant Jyn Erso (Eadu) figure. Enough with Jyn already! Sheesh! Special thanks to JTA reader Mike M. for the news!
Posted by Paul | September 13, 2016 at 05:39 PM ET |
JTA reader Julien sends us some quick pics of the next exclusive wave of The Black Series [P3] 3.75" figures, as known as TVC 2.0. Of particular note, Ahsoka Tano is different. Not only are her paint operations unique to the original release (including the face), Hasbro actually corrected her knee joints to match the rest of the figure (which is a great update). Click each image for a larger look, including packaging backs and UPCs. If anyone else has more loose images of the other figures, please send them in too!
Posted by Chuck | September 12, 2016 at 12:55 PM ET |
Posted by Paul | September 12, 2016 at 10:49 AM ET |
We're all tired of hearing how things just aren't cost effective anymore. We have a 6" line because a "more for your money" approach translated loudly and clearly with new collectors while classic collectors are seemingly willing to pay almost the same price for the classic 3.75" scale. That's another story however. But in this new era of collecting, The Black Series 6" line has taken a steep nosedive when it comes to level of quality that Hasbro is producing. The first wave of TBS6 figures in 2013 appeared to be right on the money (save for a few crinkles here and there – R2-D2 comes to mind). The sculpts were great, the plastic was solid (and not wiggly wobbly) and the paint operations, albeit far from perfect, were pretty darn good. Oh, and let's not forget the nice amount of accessories that graced these figures. We've all seen the A New Hope Princess Leia. Why it took a mob to help Hasbro realize she just wasn't ready for release is beyond us, but she is finally on the mend thank the Maker. (more....)
Posted by Paul | September 09, 2016 at 06:05 PM ET |
The Black Series [P3] Luke Skywalker 6" figure is currently on Lightning Deal at Amazon for a mere $14.64! Kanan just sold out!
Posted by Paul | September 09, 2016 at 01:39 PM ET |
The Black Series Ahsoka Tano 6 Inch figure is $21.99 and IN STOCK on Amazon right now. Get her while you can! Special thanks to all who alerted us!
Posted by Paul | September 08, 2016 at 12:41 PM ET |
Posted by Chuck | September 07, 2016 at 08:35 PM ET |
Posted by Paul | September 06, 2016 at 09:13 PM ET |
Jyn Erso is back in stock to order at Toys R Us for $15.99 again. We have no idea how long this will last this time. Order her at the link below. FREE shipping for orders $19 and higher!
Posted by Paul | September 06, 2016 at 08:05 AM ET |
Posted by Paul | September 05, 2016 at 07:37 AM ET |