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It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Rogue One

Posted by Paul | September 27, 2016 at 02:54 PM ET |

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.

What's The Deal With October 7th?

Posted by Paul | September 25, 2016 at 12:52 PM ET |

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....

Why Collectors Can Soon Be Blamed For Worsening Distribution Problems

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....)

JTA Reader Receives "TBS6 Darth Revan Cancellation" Email From Amazon

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.

Something Of Interest Perhaps?

Posted by Paul | September 23, 2016 at 07:55 PM ET |

Come back later tonight for an advanced look on something pretty darn cool.

Amazon Shadow Trooper Voice Effect Helmet Listing Updated

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!

Amazon Lightning Deal: TVC TIE Interceptor For $57

Posted by Chuck | September 23, 2016 at 02:45 PM ET |

Check out the Lightning Deal currently active on Amazon for the TVC TIE Interceptor. It's going fast so if you want it you better act now! Thanks JTA reader rivesjunctionite for the alert!

UPDATE: The Lightning Deal has now ended

Next Wave Of Walmart Exclusive 3.75" Figures Revealed!

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.

Found! ERG, Ahsoka, Lando And Admiral Ackbar Wave Hits Walmart!

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.

Hasbro Rogue One Store Exclusives Officially Revealed!

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.

Is This The Worst Street Date Breaking We Have Experienced?

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.

Rogue One Street Date Breaking Now An International Incident

Posted by Paul | September 23, 2016 at 11:53 AM ET |

JTA NZ reader Andy M. sends us a report from his country. The disregard for the embargo is officially international!

Kmart Exclusive Jyn Erso Continues To Be Placed On Store Shelves

Posted by Paul | September 23, 2016 at 11:49 AM ET |

The Kmart exclusive Jyn Erso continues to make appearances at the few Kmart stores across the country. Thank you for "tagging us" on "IG" Cameron, but we don't even know what tat means! :)

2nd Batch Of Hasbro Toy Shop Exclusives Arriving In Perfect Condition

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?

There Is Another.... Instance Of Rogue One Street Date Breaking

Posted by Paul | September 23, 2016 at 11:31 AM ET |

There is another instance of Walmart breaking the street date. Hopefully Hasbro will punish them by taking away their exclusive rights to super-articulated 3.75" figures.

Another image has made its way to "Fakebook" that shows a Walmart kicker display full of Rogue One product. Something tells me it's either going to be feast or famine or opening day.

TARGET Obeys Rogue One Street Date

Posted by Paul | September 23, 2016 at 11:12 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!

Toys R Us Exclusive Imperial Hovertank Pilot TBS6 Figure Revealed!

Posted by Paul | September 20, 2016 at 02:30 PM ET |

Wow! JTA reader Jeremy B. has found an unannounced Toys R Us exclusive TBS6 Imperial Hovertank Pilot at his local Toys R Us. Check out the images below. Thanks to Jeremy for sending in these images!

    
    

Star Wars Rebels Imperial Speeder with AT-DP Pilot Packaging

Posted by Chuck | September 19, 2016 at 11:40 AM ET |

JTA reader Mike M. Sends in his recent Rogue One aquisition, this time the Imperial Speeder. Click the image below for a closer look.

Episode VII Luke Skywalker Becomes "Episode n-1" Luke Skywalker

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!

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.

Google Hangout Hasbro Q&A Confirms More JTA Rumor Reports

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.

General Hux And X-wing Pilot Asty For $16 + Change At Kmart.com!

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2016 at 09:54 AM ET |

General Hux and X-wing Pilot Asty are IN STOCK at Kmart.com AND on sale for under $17 each! FREE shipping also comes into play for orders over $49. Special thanks to JTA reader Matt M. for the alert!

   

UPDATE: Wo! They're both gone now as of 10:09 AM ET.

Hasbro Convention Exclusives Back In Stock At Hasbro Toy Shop!

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).

Quick Pics: General Lando Calrissian In The Black Series Line

Posted by Paul | September 14, 2016 at 11:43 PM ET |

JTA reader Julien also sent us some closer images of General Lando Calrisian too. Like the others we have noticed paint differences on this one too. Too bad they couldn't fix his horrid cape chain.

    

  

Hasbro Announces STUDIOFX Application

Posted by Paul | September 14, 2016 at 01:27 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.

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!

    
    
  

Kmart Exclusive Jyn Erso (Eadu) Revealed And Found

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!

Quick Pics: TBS 3.75" Ahsoka Tano Loose And Package Shots For The Rest

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!

    

    

Amazon Lightning Deal: TBS6 Emperor Palpatine For $16

Posted by Chuck | September 12, 2016 at 12:55 PM ET |

Amazon currently has a Lightning Deal for the Emperor Palpatine 6-inch figure. $16 while supplies last!

What Would You Pay For The Black Series 6" Figures Done Right?

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....)

  

TBS6 Luke Skywalker Currently A Lightning Deal On Amazon: $14.64

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!

TBS6 Ahsoka Tano IN STOCK At Amazon For $21.99!

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!

Hasbro's InteracTech Stormtrooper Makes Toys R Us' Hot Toys List

Posted by Paul | September 08, 2016 at 12:41 PM ET |

The InteracTech Stormtrooper makes Toys R Us' "Hot Toys" list. Try saying that figure's name three times fast. I can barely say it once slowly.

Jyn Erso $15.99 On Amazon Now!

Posted by Paul | September 08, 2016 at 10:20 AM ET |

The Black Series 6" Jyn Erso is now $15.99 on Amazon. Hmm, maybe Hasbro should put ALL Star Wars figures up for pre-order. Clearly competition exists between vendors! Order HERE!

Amazon Updates With New Rogue One Titanium Listings

Posted by Chuck | September 07, 2016 at 08:35 PM ET |

Amazon updates their site with newly revealed Titanium vehicles!

   

TBS6 Jyn Erso Back In Stock At ToysRUs.com For $15.99 Each

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!

Packaged Images of Next Walmart Exclusive The Black Series Figures

Posted by Paul | September 06, 2016 at 08:05 AM ET |

Here are the packaged images to the next wave of Walmart exclusive 3.75" figures!

Third Wave Of The Black Series Helmets Revealed!

Posted by Paul | September 05, 2016 at 07:37 AM ET |

A third wave of The Black Series one-sixth scale helmets has been revealed. Special thanks to JTA reader Richard F. for the alert!

   

New TBS6 Cassian Andor Figure Revealed

Posted by Paul | September 05, 2016 at 07:25 AM ET |

JTA reader Carl W. has noticed in TARGET's Rogue One ads a new The Black Series 6" Ando Cassian figure. Check it out if you haven't been made aware of this figure yet.


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