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Obi-Wan Kenobi (Force Spirit) - The Black Series [Phase III] - 6 Inch Figures

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IMAX's Twitter Page Posts A Provocative Display Image

IMAX has posted a provocative image on their Twitter page which reveals something controversial about an important Star Wars character. Spoilers apply!

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Huge Toy Sale At Target!

Target is having a huge toy sale where you can save $10 off of $50 or $25 off of $100 (their typical deal). The good thing is, unlike Force Friday II, the discount actually comes right off in the cart. No waiting for gift cards or anything like that. I took the opportunity to grab some of the vehicles and two-packs I held off on. No need for a promo code either! Automatic savings. Click the link to go right to the Star Wars items.

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Now This Is How Online Ordering Should Be!

About a month ago, I was doing some late night googling and searching for some deals on TVC and Black Series figures. Paul might remember some of the sketchy looking sites I emailed him in the past to get his opinion on lol. But, after tons of sketchy and straight fraudulent looking sites, I had discovered a couple of gems and there is one that I feel particularly deserves some praise. So, click through to find out a little more about this toy shop and my experience. 

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Costco Exclusive Funko Pop First Order And Rebel Four Packs

Funko revealed two near exclusive Pop! Four packs for Costco. The first is called “First Order Four Pack” and includes Kylo Ren with Glow In the Dark Lightsaber, Supreme Leader Snoke, First Order Executioner, and BB-9E. The second is called “Rebel Four Pack” and includes Rey with Glow in the Dark Lightsaber, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca (with his Porg Pal), and BB-8. Each Pop! is individually packaged within the four-pack box. It’s hard to justify buying a four-pack of Pop! figures most collectors have just because of a slight change (says the guy with every FO Snowtrooper “Variant”), but where have we heard something crazy like that before?? If you’re a die-hard Pop! collector or you haven’t gotten these individually yet, you just might have to pick this up. They do look nice in that four-pack box, but I didn’t even know Costco still existed!

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We now have our first 6″ Force spirit figure. Check out Obi-Wan Kenobi (Force Spirit) in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

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The Last Jedi Trailer #2 Is Now Available Online!

If you didn’t get a chance to watch the brand new trailer for The Last Jedi during the Monday Night Football halftime, it’s now available online! Click through to watch and discuss!

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Fandango Tickets Now On Sale!

Hurry! Fandango now has The Last Jedi Tickets on Sale! If you’re a VIP member (which is free), you can get a copy of the brand new Theatrical Poster for free! Atom also has tickets on sale now.

UPDATE: It’s unclear whether the free poster is the newly revealed theatrical poster, or the second teaser poster. We’ll update you when we have confirmation. It shows the new artwork in your cart, but it says they are “the last of the officially released studio posters” and they’re 13×19.

UPDATE 2: Okay FandangoFanShop.com is back up, but running REALLY slow. Good luck claiming your posters! It was quite a struggle for me! MTFBWY!

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The Last Jedi Theatrical Poster Revealed

In the lead up to the new trailer, StarWars.com has revealed the theatrical poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Click through to check it out! What do you think? How does it compare to previous posters? Let us know!

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Battlefront II Beta Extended

Good news, everyone! In case you missed the Battlefront II beta or if you just can’t get enough of it, EA has extended the beta’s availability until October 11th. The event was supposed to end today, but this extension gives fans two more days of gameplay. If you haven’t played the beta yet, what are you waiting for? It’s a blast!  

 

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How Long Is The Last Jedi?

Are you patiently waiting for the new Last Jedi trailer? Well, this isn’t the trailer but AMC recently revealed some interesting information about the film. AMC has listed the run time for The Last Jedi at two hours and thirty minutes. If their listing is correct, The Last Jedi is the longest Star Wars film to date. Currently, Attack of the Clones is the longest film in the saga with a run time of two hours and twenty-two minutes.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Movie Tickets On Sale Tonight!

Get your accounts in order and logged in if you are wanting to get tickets to The Last Jedi during a premium time on opening night! Tickets go on sale tonight! Tickets will supposedly go on sale when the trailer drops during the Monday Night Football halftime (approximately 10 PM Eastern), but the LAST time they did this the tickets were available well before the trailer aired. So, keep an eye on your desired online outlet for sales to open up! Here’s a link to the Fandango The Last Jedi page

 

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The GameStop exclusive Supreme Leader Snoke (Throne Room) gets added to the The Black Series [Phase III] six inch figure Visual Guide today. Click below to take a look at the full guide for this figure. Make sure to also check out our review page for additional images, stats, commentary, discussion, and more.

Supreme Leader Snoke (Throne Room) - The Black Series [Phase III] - 6 Inch Figures

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AllPosters.com 60% Off Site-Wide Until Tomorrow Night!

AllPosters.com typically runs some great sales, but right now they’re running a 60% off sale on nearly EVERYTHING on the site until tomorrow night. Grab some of the newest The Last Jedi Merch including Posters, Shirts, Pops, Cardboard Stands and anything you can think of! But don’t think we forgot about the OT fans. They have items that every Star Wars fan can enjoy. Take a look at some of the choice posters I picked out myself. Be sure to stop by and look at all the Star Wars merch they have to offer!

         

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We’re continuing our discussion about what figures Hasbro should probably focus on for The Vintage Collection. Our next topic up for discussion is The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels. We’ve enlisted the help of famed customizer Peakob1 and his readership add their voices to come up with a great cast of options. So now, we want our readers to check out their suggestions and continue to add to the list of character ideas for this great and rich period of Star Wars. Remember, this great cast of characters would be figures done in realistic style for The Vintage Collection. Click through for more!


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Funko Unveils Latest Addition To Their Deluxe Pop Series

Funko unveiled their newest Deluxe Pop featuring Kylo Ren in his TIE Silencer. I personally have been loving all the deluxe Pop’s involving ships and I hope they continue to do more. JTA reader Kamran let us know that you can also pre-order it right now at Entertainment Earth with a December release. What do you think about these Deluxe Pop figures? Do you like the look of them? Let us know in the comments!

 

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Sponsor Announcement: Empire Toy Shop: Get Your IRGs!

JTA sponsor Empire Toy Shop has just received plenty of Imperial Royal Guards in stock! Order yours today!

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It looks great, but will we care by December? Check out the GameStop exclusive Supreme Leader Snoke (Throne Room) in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

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JTA reader and friend Sebastian E. was inspired to customize an Ugnaught action figure based on our description in the Collect All 92! post we did a few days ago. Look how awesome it looks. And to think Hasbro has this tooling available right now as we speak. This would make a fine real addition to The Vintage Collection! Again, this customized figure is made up of parts from 2009’s TLC Ugnaught (BD 43) and 2009’s LC Ugnaught (BD28) figures.

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According to a new product listing on Amazon, it appears that the next wave of Star Wars [The Last Jedi] figures could have a release date as late as February 2018. This is strange because we heard that this wave should be right around the corner from arriving at retail. But who knows what’s really going on with distribution such a mess.Thanks to JTA reader Bryan L. for directing us to this listing.

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Tonight’s The Black Series [Phase III] six inch figure Visual Guide update features the Walmart exclusive Kylo Ren (Throne Room). Check out the full guide page by clicking below, and check out our full review right here.

Kylo Ren (Throne Room) - The Black Series [Phase III] - 6 Inch Figures

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We have another Topps Trading Card update today. Following our Rogue One (Series 1) trading cards update we are also adding the Rogue One (Series 2) set. Get the complete set breakdown on our guide page!

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Some of you have asked to see what the revised neck peg of the Kylo Ren (Throne Room) figure looks like. Click the thumbnail image below to check it out.

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After the new The Last Jedi trailer debuts tomorrow night, fans can finally order their tickets. Get your Fandango account in order and be ready to get your tickets online, or head to your local theater now and stand in line (does anyone do that anymore?). Fandango also announced a free Fandango FanShop The Last Jedi poster (while supplies last). 

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BREAKING NEWS! Confirmed: TLJ Trailer Airs Tomorrow

Just as Mark Hamill had accidentally leaked on Twitter, Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer gets released tomorrow, October 9th, during ESPN’s Monday Night Football during halftime. Click through for the complete PRESS RELEASE.

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We think that the expression “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” doesn’t really apply to The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Kylo Ren (Throne Room) Walmart exclusive. We think for many collectors that the individual parts are going to be more valuable instead. See what you’ll decide by checking out this figure in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

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Check out the all-new and amazing Jaina Solo (Legends) The Black Series [Phase III] six inch figure in tonights Visual Guide update. Click below for our full Visual Guide page. You can also check out our extended gallery in notes on this figure in our full review.

Jaina Solo (Legends) - The Black Series [Phase III] - 6 Inch Figures

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We have our next addition to our brand new Topps section tonight, featuring the Rogue One (Series 1) trading cards. Click here for the complete breakdown of this set. Stay tuned as we continue to add more sets to our Topps archive! And, look for our full index listing going back to 1977 soon…

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Review: Jaina Solo (Legends) - TBS6 [P3] - 56

If you’re NOT currently collecting the 6″ line, Jaina Solo (Legends) may change things for you. See why she is probably a must-have for your collection regardless of your focus, in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

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Thrawn Sequel Coming In Summer 2018!

This comes as no surprise after the success of the first novel and the popularity of the character, but it is good news to hear nonetheless! The official Star Wars Twitter page updated with the news that we will be getting a Thrawn sequel next summer, which will also feature Darth Vader. Click here for the full tweet! Thanks to JTA reader Ginji for the alert!

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We have our final Star Wars [The Last Jedi] Visual Guide update (for now), which rounds out both the teal and orange assortments from wave 1. Check our Poe Dameron (Resistance Pilot) below. You can also find our complete review for this figure right here. If you missed any of our updates from the past 30 days, be sure to stop by our Visual Guides Channel to catch up.

Poe Dameron (Resistance Pilot) - Star Wars [The Last Jedi] - Basic Figures

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Walmart Exclusive Funko Pop! Ewok 3-Pack IN STOCK!

Hurry! The adorable Teebo/Chief Chirpa/Logray Ewok 3-pack Funko Pop! Walmart exclusive in IN STOCK!

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Our good friends at BanthaSkull.com attended a different session of the Hasbro roundtable, so different topics on The Vintage Collection were discussed. Please check out their overview of the conversation and be sure to look for a slam at someone too.

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You may or may not have noticed, but Anakin Skywalker has been conspicuously left out of our last Collect All 92! article for a very specific reason. There has been controversy surrounding what version of Anakin Skywalker the 1985 figure intended to represent. Was that figure supposed to be the Force Spirit as he appeared at the end of Return Of The Jedi, or was it an Expanded Universe “off screen” take of the character “in the flesh” that we never saw onscreen? Judging by the reference image on the POTF card back, it very clear to us that the figure is intended to be the Force Spirit. Either way, 1999’s POTF2 [FB/CT] Anakin Skywalker figure doesn’t represent a good modern update to the 1985 release. That being said, IF Hasbro ever updated this figure, would you prefer the Force Spirit approach taken with 2017’s TBS [P3] Obi-Wan Kenobi (Force Spirit) figure, or would you prefer a redo of the 1999 approach instead?

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The Hasbro roundtable discussion, in my opinion, was a fruitful event. It got me inspired once again to figure out where we are with The Vintage Collection and where we need to go from an “old school/Original Trilogy” point of view. Please be patient, we will definitely be looking at the various sections of the Star Wars timeline individually so that a clearer and more focused discussion can be had. In the meantime, we have distilled where we stand with Hasbro updating the “Collect All 92!” original vintage Kenner figures in the modern line. This isn’t meant to be interpreted that Hasbro should “only do this” but instead a “when you focus on this, this is what should be considered.” We’re not alienating any group of collectors who want other types of figures. Those articles are forthcoming. To be clear, we will be doing similar articles for Prequel Trilogy, Sequel Trilogy and Expanded Universe characters in addition to other new canon including standalone films, Rebels and The Clone Wars. (more….)

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