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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
Posted by Paul | August 21, 2015 at 02:17 PM EDT |
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.
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.
Posted by Paul | August 20, 2015 at 06:20 PM EDT |
Sir Steve's Guide is reporting that Rey's Speeder Bike has been located at a TARGET store in California.
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!
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
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.
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.
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".
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!
Posted by Paul | August 13, 2015 at 05:01 PM EDT |
Posted by Paul | August 13, 2015 at 04:44 PM EDT |
UPDATE: Flame Trooper has hit eBay now!
UPDATE: Finn has hit eBay now!
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!
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!
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.
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.
Posted by Paul | August 11, 2015 at 11:45 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.
Posted by Paul | August 07, 2015 at 04:17 PM EDT |
It looks like Walmart will have a healthy does of exclusive items for Force Friday! JTA avid reader Michael W. has done some impressive field research for us at his local Walmart. He's managed to get the manager of the store to reveal some pretty neat nitty gritty details about Walmart's exclusive plans for Force Friday. We highly suggest to read his report. There is a lot of new information revealed!
Posted by Paul | August 07, 2015 at 01:47 PM EDT |
We wonder if Disney will finally accept that controlling the passion of Star Wars collectors is like trying to put a band-aid on the crack of a dam. Anyway, our friends at Rebelscum.com have the first visual of the rumor reports that have been hitting the web. And we have a line look name: The Force Awakens!
Posted by Paul | August 06, 2015 at 09:15 PM EDT |
With special thanks to JTA reader Commander Joe 276 for the alert, HasbroToyShop.com is offering FREE shipping on all figures HasbroToyShop.com deems as "new". Good for us, recent The Black Series figures are included! Check it out!
Posted by Paul | August 06, 2015 at 09:07 PM EDT |
We have THREE (3) separate TARGET reports from Jcc2224, Gary H. and Logan S and we posted them all for your to read. TARGET is getting rid of the old to make room for the new. Reports from TVC stuff to Rebels stuff all on sale. Click through for more!