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We have just intercepted mock-ups of the next wave of Saga Legends for Fall 2015. It appears that all who surmised about the return of The Vintage Collection were right. But it's probably safer to say that no one expected (or wanted) this however. Simple 5POA figures will debut in the fall in our glorious TVC packaging. It's unknown yet if the new The Force Awakens figures will follow the same format yet. Keep close to JTA as we follow this story. More info is forthcoming we have been told.
I came across the latest instance of theft at my local TARGET. See if you can spot the item that doesn't belong. The thief actually taped a new UPC code to the bottom of this 2005 release and returned it to this store. I asked for a manager who removed it from the shelves and explained that this items was a decade old. I have yet to see it returned to the floor to date. I guess sometimes it pays off to report these things.
JTA reader and friedn Darth Eddie alerts us to a great Toys R Us sale. The great news is that Darth Eddie found Mission Series wave three at his local Roanoke VA Toys R Us. Click through for his report!
Posted by Chuck | March 30, 2015 at 03:42 PM EDT |
It looks like once again eBay seller VipersKingdom has new figures up! Click through to look at The Black Series six-inch wave 9! A couple of quick observations... Leia's likeness looks terrible and what's with the hole in IG-88's head (could that be screen accurate)?! Thanks for the guys over at YakFace for the head's up!
Posted by Paul | March 27, 2015 at 06:11 PM EDT |
Despite HasbroToyShop clearly marking MANY of the new Rebels Saga Legends and Mission Series figures that just went up for "pre-order recently with an approximate April availability date, we are getting multiple reports from readers that shipping notices have been received. Check those inboxes!
Posted by Paul | March 27, 2015 at 12:34 PM EDT |
JTA reader Matthew V. as well as our friends at Yakface.com have provided proof that the Sabine Wren/Stormtrooper Mission Series set (along with the others) is (are) being found at Kohl's. You might have another option out there folks!
Posted by Paul | March 27, 2015 at 09:43 AM EDT |
Our friends at Imperial Shipyards have received, what we consider, the best answer surrounding the rumor that blew up the internet yesterday about the discontinuation of Rebels Saga Legends and Mission Series figures. Hunter PR's answer goes into a little more detail and we interpret it as that yes, the Rebels line look is finished, but 5POA will continue for The Force Awakens. Click through to read their exact quote!
Posted by Paul | March 26, 2015 at 11:41 AM EDT |
Oh man! She is GORGEOUS! Check out an early look at Princess Leia Organa (Boushh Disguise) from The Black Series 6" line from Stephen Hayford on Facebook!
Posted by Chuck | March 25, 2015 at 09:48 PM EDT |
Posted by Paul | March 25, 2015 at 01:42 PM EDT |
Online retailer Andrews Toys is reporting that the latest case assortments of Star Wars: Rebels Saga Legends figures have been CANCELLED/DISCONTINUED and also will not be making future shipments of these either. You still sure nothing bleak will happen with The Black Series 3.75" line now? Huh?
UPDATE 1: We reached out to our own sources and have confirmed that this is (at the moment) ONLY true from Entertainment Earth's perspective. While that info doesn't mean anything at the moment, we're not sure how this affects other accounts. We will have more information shortly.
UPDATE 2: Mission Series could be affected in some way also.
UPDATE 3: It's looking more and more as if something similar is happening with the Mission Series and Saga Legends lines that happened with the cancelled TBS 3.75" Princess Leia (Ceremonial) assortments. Certain assortments have been cancelled. That doesn't mean however that new case configurations will not be coming. They may not be coming, but there is no conclusive proof that these figures won't return in the same Rebels line look! Is 5POA over and done with? ABSOLUTELY NOT!
Posted by Paul | March 24, 2015 at 06:30 PM EDT |
The Celebration Anaheim schedule has been released and our friends at Yakface.com are reporting that there will be NO HASBRO PRESENTATION this year as in years' past. Click through for more information.
We were taken aback when we visited our local Walmart and quite pleased to see Walmart making the best of the Star Wars Command garbage Hasbro sent them. They emptied the contents of the box and dumped them immediately into the clearance section and then utilized the shipping carton to do some much-needed re-shopping. To think of all the money, energy, advertising, tooling and any other wasted resource that went into this mess and we still don't have a repack of The Vintage Collection's Emperor's Royal Guard (VC105) or Ponda Baba (Walrus Man) (VC70) yet is just maddening.
Posted by Paul | March 20, 2015 at 11:54 AM EDT |
Hurry! Hera Syndulla/Stormtrooper Commander and the rest of the wave are IN STOCK at HasbroToyShop! You only have a few more moments to utilize FAMILY2015 for 20% off and FREE shipping so don't delay!
UPDATE: Hera Syndulla/Stormtrooper Commander set is OUT OF STOCK
Posted by Paul | March 20, 2015 at 09:50 AM EDT |
Hurry! The Sabine/Stormtrooper Mission Series set is IN STOCK at HasbroToyShop! It's also the last day to use FAMILY2015! Special thanks to valkyrie for the news! The other sets are in stock too, but you know how fast this one is going to last!
AND IN LESS THAN 10 MINUTES SHE IS OUT OF STOCK! There are still other good items in stock like Saga Legends wave 4 and the Imperial Troop Transport.
Posted by Paul | March 19, 2015 at 07:45 AM EDT |
Our friends at Yakface.com confirm what we reported to you days ago via Hunter PR that Princess Leia (Ceremonial) won't be coming in any of the Spring assortments in The Black Series line. The *new* news however in Hasbro's "female action figure-focused answer" is that they got Hasbro to confirm that Princess Leia (Ceremonial) is NOT cancelled (something we were quite worried about, honestly) and that she will indeed appear in a later assortment in the Fall (or later this year to be precise per the report). This has opened a new can of worms for us. It makes us surmise that we may not be done with The Black Series line just yet. OR. Princess Leia (Ceremonial) has been pushed out to the whatever new line look accompanies The Force Awakens line (maybe a hybrid line?). Let us know your thoughts!
Posted by Paul | March 18, 2015 at 11:28 AM EDT |
HasbroToyShop.com has the entire Digital Commemorative collection in stock. Are you tready for this? They are $17.99 each and with FAMILY2015 can be yours for an additional 20% off with FREE shipping through March 20th. Special thanks to JTA reader Les Dudis and Mike M. for the alerts!
If you missed out on wave 4 from Hasbro Toy Shop, Amazon.com now has these listed as in stock on March 20th at $8.99.
Posted by Paul | March 17, 2015 at 11:22 AM EDT |
Today we have started reviewing the next wave of the Rebel Mission Series line, so you probably want to know how the case assortments will look like in the future, now that they have gone up for pre-order, don't you? Those desperate to secure Hera Syndulla are in good hands (for the time being). Then again, Hasbro has been known for cancelling assortments without warning, haven't they? Well, let's not be Debbie Downers yet. Anyway, click through to see your options.
Posted by Paul | March 16, 2015 at 01:35 PM EDT |
Like sand through an hourglass, so are the days of The Black Series 3.75" line. We know from Hasbro that what we have seen is all we're getting before The Force Awakens line is launched. But the panic is palpable about the fate of wave 8 (and a yet-to-be-determined home for one figure in particular). Our confidential informants have discovered NEW details surrounding wave 8. You may have heard rumors elsewhere (i.e. NOT JTA) that this wave was cancelled. It's not entirely inaccurate. The original case assortment, just like the original case assortment for wave 7, has been REPLACED with a different arrangement of figures. The bad news? Things have and could continue to change, but as of this time, it does NOT look like Princess Leia (Ceremonial) is coming in the spring assortments. Will The Black Series 3.75" line continue beyond these spring assortments into the Fall when TFA goes live? Perhaps, but nothing is known at this point. Click through to see what the new case assortments look like for wave 7 and wave 8 of The Black Series 3.75" line.
Posted by Chuck | March 16, 2015 at 11:27 AM EDT |
HURRY! HasbroToyShop.com has Rebels Saga Legends wave 4 in stock! This is the Endor wave, which also includes Commander Bly. For whatever reason the price is back down to $5.99 for these 4 figures. Use FAMILY2015 for 20% off and FREE shipping too! Oh, and The Inquisitor is back IN STOCK if you missed him the first time! A big thanks to all who wrote in to notify us. These are looking to ship at the beginning of April.
Posted by Paul | March 14, 2015 at 06:56 PM EDT |
Hurry! eBay store HasbroToyShop.com has the TBS6 Stormtrooper in stock AGAIN and still with FREE shipping for $10! There is also a handful of 3.75" figures for 50% off as well!
Posted by Chuck | March 14, 2015 at 06:53 PM EDT |
Saga Legends are hitting Amazon.com in full force, including wave 3. Most can be had for just a few dollars over retail with free shipping. If your area is still as barron as mine then this is a great option to save you some time and running around! Click here for the full Saga Legends search results!
Posted by Paul | March 13, 2015 at 04:52 PM EDT |
Hurry! eBay store HasbroToyShop.com has the TBS6 Stormtrooper in stock and FREE shipping for $10!
Posted by Paul | March 13, 2015 at 10:40 AM EDT |
HURRY! HasbroToyShop.com has Rebels Saga Legends wave 2 in stock: Jedi Temple Guard, AT-AT Driver, etc! Of special note, they raised the price $1.00 on these new arrivals. Special thanks to Darth Janus for the alert! Use FAMILY2015 for 20% off and FREE shipping too.
UPDATE 1: They also have The Black Series 6" Bossk/Han Stormtrooper/TIE Pilot/Chewbacca wave in stock too.
UPDATE 2: As expected, the Jedi Temple Guard is the first to go. He is now out of stock.
UPDATE 3: The Black Series 6" 4-pack is also sold out!
Posted by Chuck | March 12, 2015 at 09:42 PM EDT |
The final figure from Saga Legends Wave 3 is now available on Amazon. Han Solo (SL24) (Bespin) joins both Luke Skywalker (SL22) and Lando Calrissian (SL23) for $8.99. Looks like stock is limited so if you still need him get him while he lasts!
Our friends at Yakface.com have put together an interesting variant list of figures included in wave 3 of the Rebels Saga Legends line. Click through for more. You may consider these changes important and they go beyond just silly packaging variations. There are actual changes to the figures made..
Posted by Paul | March 11, 2015 at 08:09 PM EDT |
We have additional information surrounding solid case assortments and its fate from a confidential informant. Click through to learn more.
Posted by Chuck | March 11, 2015 at 09:04 AM EDT |
We'll finish up the day of bad The Black Series news with this. It may go without saying for some of you, but just like most (if not all) of the other The Black Series 3.75" (phase I) solid case packs have been cancelled, we just received confirmation that the Ree-Yees solid case pack has also been cancelled. Don't expect this figure to show up in greater numbers in the future. This means he was only one per case in a "last wave syndrome" case assortment (along with Jabba's Skiff Guard). If you want him, you should probably secure him as soon as possible.
Posted by Paul | March 09, 2015 at 09:20 PM EDT |
The ever-changing The Black Series 3.75" line has had collectors on the edge of their seat, especially recently. The newly announced cancellation of Princess Leia (Ceremonial) from wave 7 (which by the way is only the SECOND wave in the blue phase of TBS 3.75") has some worried. The recent news of the wave 8 assortment alleviated some fears, but not too many places are accepting pre-orders on them at the moment. Hopefully that will change soon. However, we have some good news (and likely perplexing news to others) to share regarding solid case packs. Are you interested? Click through to find out which TBS 3.75" figures (at this very moment – anything can change) will be available in solid case packs.
Posted by Paul | March 09, 2015 at 02:14 PM EDT |
As of this post, ALL Rebels Saga Legends wave 3 is in stock at HasbroToyShop.com, including Han Bespin. Don't forget about promo code FAMILY2015.
And here is the Tauntaun! JTA reader and friend Rob Nyul graciously sends us images of the new Tauntaun The Black Series 6" figure (which also comes with Han Solo (Hoth Outfit). Enjoy these new pictures. Click through for more.
JTA reader and friend Rob Nyul sends us images of the new Han Solo (Hoth Outfit) The Black Series 6" figure to share with the rest of our readers. The Tauntaun is up next. Click through for more.
Posted by Chuck | March 05, 2015 at 09:22 PM EDT |
Hurry! Several Saga Legends Wave 3 figures are in stock at Amazon.com right now! They won't last long! You can find both Luke Skywalker (SL22) and Lando Calrissian (SL23) for $8.99. And, if you are still looking for The Inquisitor he's in stock too for the same price!
Posted by Paul | March 05, 2015 at 09:09 PM EDT |
With special thanks to JTA reader Commander Joe276, we're happy to let you know that Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) from the Rebels Saga Legends line is in stock at HasbroToyShop.com. Don't forget about coupon FAMILY2015 to take advantage of 20% off and FREE shipping.
Posted by Paul | March 04, 2015 at 03:28 PM EDT |
JTA site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store has informed us that the TBS 3.75" Princess Leia (Ceremonial Gown) has been cut from wave 7 and (likely?) pushed out to wave 8. Their case assortment online also confirms this. The new case assortment can be seen by clicking through.
UPDATE: JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys ALSO confirms this new case assortment and that Princess Leia (Ceremonial) has been removed from it. There is also at the moment NO INFORMATION on if/when she will be carried forward into another assortment, although it's likely she will.
Posted by Paul | March 04, 2015 at 10:12 AM EDT |
You can NOW pre-order Mission Series wave 2 at HasbroToyShop.com! You know these won't last long, so hurry! Special thanks to JTA reader LesDudis for the alert! It says "pre-order" but these figures will ship in 3-5 days. (They're pretty much in stock at this point.) And now thanks to our friends at BanthaSkull.com, you can also get 20% off of your order plus FREE shipping! Use code FAMILY2015.
Posted by Paul | March 03, 2015 at 08:39 AM EDT |
In a totally SHOCKING announcement, USAToday reveals two new figures for the Star Wars: Rebels line, including one that will go over in a very HUGE way. Hasbro couldn't reveal this to the fan sites at Toy Fair (or some other way thru the media outlets that so heavily support these lines)? I guess they figured all of the collectors would be waiting eagerly at USA Today for this announcement.... Nonetheless, this is great news for all.
Posted by Chuck | March 03, 2015 at 08:28 AM EDT |