If you’re curious to learn more about what is actually inside the interior of Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna), we have found a great resource online entitled Star Wars Technical Commentaries and the site provides evidence of the many things Hasbro’s 3D model has included. You’ll learn things you never knew before. For example, the baby rancor gargoyle and the Ishi Tib gargoyle are really from the film! Oh, and remember to BACK THE BARGE!
Hasbro just wanted to thank you all so much for your incredible support on the HasLab initiative since it launched at Hasbro’s Entertainment Brand Preview event last Saturday! We’re almost halfway there and it’s all thanks to you!!!
In celebration of this incredible fan community and your ongoing support, we’d love to give you access to never-before-seen images of Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna). Click the image below to start your journey! Also, BACK THE BARGE!
Yeah, baby! You read that right. We are TRULY getting back to the good old days when Hasbro focused on the best line in the world: The Vintage Collection. JTA has learned that there will be a The Vintage Collection focused San Diego Comic-Con exclusive this year! Feel free to speculate on what it will be in our comments!
We have official PRESS IMAGEs to share of today’s Toy Fair reveals! Check out our gallery on our Facebook page!
A cursory look at eBay auctions for the original run of The Vintage Collection figures AS WELL AS The Black Series 3.75″ figures show that there is incredible demand for past figures. In this post, let Hasbro know what figures you want to see re-released in the return of The Vintage Collection this Spring. See the madness HERE for TVC and HERE for TBS.
Walmart online has now “bundled” some of The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75″ figures for a special price. Still, some of you might still be able to find these for $4.00 each at your local brick and mortar location. Special thanks to JTA reader Mark for the alert.
We are continuing to get great store reports on these fantastic Walmart markdowns. JTA reader John M. has found 3.75″ figures for $4.00. And yet some readers STILL haven’t seen these arrive at their local stores yet!
French site Star Wars Black Serie France is claiming baseless rumors abound that Hasbro is seeking to stop the production of 6″ and 3.75″ super-articulated figures. The problem? They have no sources cited and just a list of reasons why it would make sense if this happened (something that is already discussed on multiple Star Wars fan sites daily) like unsatisfactory sales, and no movement of the products at retail. Years before the Disney takeover, rumors like this existed, but they have been quelled for years. Besides, why would Hasbro bring back The Vintage Collection only to cancel it a few months after its re-launch. Anyway, check out the rough translation, and let us know in our comments how Hasbro could ensure success of both super-articulated scales at retail.
Holy cow! Could Captain Fordo (ARC Trooper Commander) be making a return in The Vintage Collection’s return, or did tunghori just find stock in his warehouse? We’re not sure, but be sure to grab this HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER release from 2011 before he’s gone forever! Special thanks to JTA reader Craig P. for the alert! Yes, he’s worth this price loose. If you have to ask, this figure isn’t for you. 🙂
If you still need this, or just want a few more, the Walmart exclusive 3.75″ Black Series AT-ST is on sale for a mere $15 if you pick up in store. Again, you’ll have to have them in surrounding stores to get this deal, but you can order it online and pick it up. But be sure to hurry, they’re going fast! My 3 Walmarts had approximately 50 split between them about 2 weeks ago and now they’re picked clean (I swear I didn’t buy ALL of them!).
We’re talking about one for a fair price too! How can Mattel make a Batman vs Superman Ultimate Batcave Playset (FOR 6″ FIGURES NO LESS) for less than $100; something that stands four feet high, mind you, and Hasbro can’t make a 3.75″ scaled Death Star with enough bang for under $250? Yeah, yeah, yeah, licensing fees, whatever. Still, something just doesn’t jive anymore. Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Mark for the dose of reality.
If you still need an AT-ACT or The Black Series AT-ST 3.75″ Walmart Exclusive, keep trying your luck at your local Ross stores. JTA reader MPrice shares with us his find at his local Ross in Alabama where he said they had a ton of AT-ACT’s at $29.99 and AT-ST’s at $21. Have you had any luck at your Ross? I know mine didn’t have any of those, but its possible they didn’t show up yet. Let us know if you found anything good at yours.
Wow! ROSS discount chain stores are finally blowing out their current Star Wars stock! We have received multiple reports on these markdowns. The AT-ACT is $29.99. The Walmart AT-ST is $21.99. And the super successful TBS6 [P3] FO Special Forces TIE Fighter is $24.99. Get there before they’re gone! Special thanks to friends Josh and Frank for the images and alerts!
If you still need the Walmart Exclusive The Black Series 3.75″ Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader, now is the time to grab it! Unfortunately, it is not on rollback like some of the others.
Wo, mama! Walmart is getting HUGE kicker displays full of The Black Series 3.75″ products. This arrival is probably an effort to dump as much as Hasbro can in Walmart’s lap before the line goes mainstream next year (per our exclusive JTA rumor report we posted this summer). These large displays are currently being found all over the country. JTA readers Steve U. and flying2highagain send us news and images. Click through for more.
The Walmart exclusive Tusken Raider is IN STOCK for only $7.99 if you’re interested in army building him. Special thanks to JTA reader John M. for the alert!
If you’re in need of the Walmart exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] final wave of super-articulated 3.75″ action figures, eBay seller tunghori has them for reasonable prices. Also, if you have the eBay app, use promo code PSHOPAPP for a$15 discount for purchases over $75.
BigBadToyStore.com has put two walmart exclusives up for pre-order at low prices. The Black Series 3.75″ AT-ST Walker for only $24.99 and the Smart R2-D2 for $29.99! These are great prices, especially since a LOT of Walmarts haven’t even marked down their AT-ST’s at all.
Wow! JTA friend and reader Mario M. sends us a store reprot from California. Would you believe he found a fresh case of The Black Series [Phase III] Scarif Stormtrooper 3.75″ figure case assortment today? He also found the Imperial Death Trooper wave as well. It looks like they’re still coming folks!
For many of us, in the last couple of years, we have found a new appreciation for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Many have likened the film to a bottle of fine wine, that is getting better with age. Certainly far from perfection, the issues in the film often go overlooked in favor of enjoying what is enjoyable about it. Jar Jar Binks is usually the scapegoat for the film’s critics, but even he doesn’t bother us like he used to. (more….)
They’ve been hitting for a couple of weeks now, but we just never received the proof. Finally, after a long waiting period, the Prototype Boba Fett wave of The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75″ line is finally hitting Walmart brick and mortar. Special thanks to JTA reader Aric B. for the report.
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!
It appears as if the Scarif Stormtrooper is finally making a more frequent appearance at brick and mortar Walmart stores. We received two reports last week but thought they were just freaky occurrences. But now more solid reports are coming into our newsroom. JTA reader Agustin found this in Florida!
The Black Series [Phase III] also features two versions of the First Order Stormtrooper Executioner. Click below to check out Visual Guide for the 3.75″ version. We also have a full review of this figure right here.
We’re continuing our months-long look at the new products that were released for the Force Friday II product launch. It’s now time to check out The Black Series [Phase III] First Order Stormtrooper Executioner super-articulated 3.75″ 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.
Chris Swanski at BanthaSkull.com is completely wrong about The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75″ super-articulated Elite Praetorian Guard. See why he’s so off in his opinions about this figure as we continue a months-long look at new products from the Force Friday II product launch (as well as those on or around that release date) 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.
If you live in Canada, you might want to check out Walmart.ca as they have a ton of Star Wars The Black Series 6″ stuff in stock in addition to many 3.75″ figures. JTA reader hammyhamster sent us a link and we have to say we were quite taken aback with the selection. You may want to check it out for yourself as well.
Now it’s time to look at the latest wave of The Black Series [Phase III] figures. Up first is Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master). Click below to visit our Visual Guide page, and click here for a look at our detailed review page.
To see the Darth Vader Helmet click HERE.
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To see the Star Wars [The Last Jedi] 3.75″ Force Link Basic Figure reveals click HERE.
I guess we should have all seen this coming. If you can’t afford Star Wars figures or you get off from kleptomania, go play BINGO…. or something. This is egregious. Special thanks to friend Victoria from Victoria’s Cantina for the image.
With all of the excitement about “photo realistic” technology, we couldn’t wait to ask Hasbro if they would use this progressive technology on figures for The Vintage Collection. (more….)
Originally seen on our The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75″ rumor report, Snoke is now officially part of The Vintage Collection as seen below. If you recall, Snoke was removed from the Walmart assortment with the speculation that he would be placed in TVC instead. It looks like this is exactly what happened.
Back in January we “teased” an exclusive rumor that focused around a wave of Walmart exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75″ figures. The lineup ended up changing a bit, although we’re now inclined to believe the female X-wing pilot from Episode VII was confused for Rose. Snoke was bumped out of many initial assortments for reasons still unknown, but we imagine he is still planned for The Vintage Collection. And of course we didn’t know what the “new” Royal Guards were going to look like until the new production images leaked. Now thanks to another source of ours we’re able to provide you with a first look at this final wave of The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75″ figures (which are technically Walmart exclusives at this very moment) but should be available everywhere online soon! Slated with a November street date, you can check out these four super-articulated 3.75″ action figure RIGHT NOW!
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