New loose images of The Vintage Collection Imperial TIE Fighter have surfaced on social media and we’re disappointed to report that the Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot is the same old 2008 The Legacy Collection Evolutions sculpt. Specifically, it looks like the Lieutenant Oxixio figure from 2011’s SW [SOTDS] Battle Over Endor (1 of 2) set. Check out the gallery of new images on our Facebook page! Special thanks to JTA reader Matthew C. for the news!
The community saw a spike in sales when Hasbro announced that they decided to include an exclusive carded version of Yak Face in the Barge earlier this year. But when they revealed the price of the Imperial Combat Assault Tank, many members of the Star Wars collecting community cried out in horror over the steep price. However, they quickly followed up asking “does that price include a figure?” (more….)
You think we have it bad in the USA when it comes to The Vintage Collection’s Imperial Combat Assault Tank? Friend and JTA reader Jamie D. sends us a report that this gorgeous vehicle has hit his local Canadian Toys R Us store and the MSRP is $119.99. Yikes. The line will not thrive with these ridiculous prices. By the way, see our full review on this amazing vehicle in our RDRs HERE.
If you were collecting the modern Star Wars toy line “back in the day,” you’ll remember the exciting storyline of Shadows Of The Empire, a series of events that took place in between The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi. During the multimedia event, Kenner produced a line of toys in support of the story, and it went over hugely with collectors. So we ask today. Is there any interest to see these characters update in The Vintage Collection and The Black Series 6″ lines? Let us know in the comments.
Well, here we go again. Many of the latest The Vintage Collection figures are no Add-on Items at Amazon.com, listed for about half their MSRP. See the list for yourself. This is a tip to Hasbro that straight repacks should be the minority, not the majority, especially Sequel Trilogy repacks. No one wants them. NOT relegated to Add-on Item status: OT Hoth Trooper. Special thanks to JTA reader Agustin for the alert!
Hasbro has sent out San Diego Comic Con exclusives, and tonight we have a full gallery for you to enjoy of the Special Action Figure Set (Doctor Aphra Comic Set). The set is very, very nice. Here are some quick points about it. The set is overpriced by about 100%. At most, the set should cost no more than $34.99. Doctor Aphra is an all-new figure. BT-1 (Beetee) is based on the original astromech droid Build A Droid sculpt (it even has the 2008 date stamp on it) but comes with a new dome and some pretty incredible accessories. 0-0-0 (Triple Zero) looks fantastic and should have been sold as a basic figure before Doctor Aphra. It shows that Hasbro still isn’t focusing The Vintage Collection toys on the market who will buy it. The tooling on Triple Zero has worn over time, sadly. The parts don’t stay on as tightly as they should anymore. Hasbro could have easily glued them on instead, so we’re thankful that the figure still has playability. Anyway, check out our complete gallery. The review is about two-weeks out (we have a lot going on right now), but you can check out all of the important stuff now.
NEW PHOTOS ADDED! Check out our full review on the awesome and beautiful Imperial Combat Assault Tank from the relaunched The Vintage Collection in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.
It’s the first all-new vehicle of the new TVC era! Check out our advanced sneak peek of the brand-spanking-new Imperial Combat Assault Tank from The Vintage Collection. Hasbro hit this vehicle out of the park. The amount of distinctive tooling Hasbro gave this vehicle is nothing short of impressive. The final paint operations are excellent, although we feel they could have been bettered in a few areas. The only negative is that we don’t have Turbo Tank pilots to outfit the vehicle yet. The Imperial Combat Assault Tank has real rubber tread that functions. The interior cockpit is astounding. And the extras here are so beautiful; you’re going to be overwhelmed. We’re especially taken with the Kyber crystal containers and cases. There is a ton of Aurebesh to translate on this vehicle, so have fun figuring it out! Yes, the price is steep, but this is a robust and weighty vehicle LOADED with detail. Our full photo gallery is complete, and the write up is coming in just a couple of days. In the meantime, please enjoy the gallery and other things like Collector Notes! Click HERE to check it out.
Good news! The Imperial Combat Assault Tank is beginning to ship from online retailers, most motably Dorkside Toys and Entertainment Earth! If you’ve pre-ordered, than you should expect your shipping notice soon! Special thank to all of the eager readers who wrote in to let us know!
This past weekend a realization wouldn’t leave my mind. So, I wanted to address it with you. I was wondering, if Hasbro turned 2019 into a year that directly mimicked the Golden Age of Collecting (any time in between 2006 and 2012), would it reinvigorate your passion for the brand again?
Steve Evans, via Hasbro Pulse’s Instagram page is soliciting questions fans made have with regards to The Vintage Collection. He will personally choose which questions get answered, so be sure to ask yours! They want to have an open channel for questions.
There is another great lot of The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75″ figures on eBay. This time for the Emperor’s Royal Guard. Check it out!
Here’s another instant army of 3.75″ The Black Series [Phase III] Scarif stormtroopers for you. These will also probably go pretty quick.
We have been hammering Hasbro for years for this. But could a new Max Rebo Band set be coming in The Vintage Collection? Might we actually be getting our puppet version of Sy Snootles finally? Well, we have no proof, but Steve Evans randomly posted a picture of his vintage Kenner Max Rebo commenting “Oh dear. It really looks like I need to get a new blue.” They would make fabulous additions for The Khetanna! Take it as you wish! Special thanks to JTA reader Mark B. for the “tip”!
The Vintage Collection Rogue One Imperial Combat Assault Tank pre-orders opened up on Amazon. It has an MSRP of $79.99 and is Prime eligible. Special thanks to JTA reader Mike R. for the notification. It has an August 1st approximate availability.
If you’re interested, The Vintage Collection First Order Stormtrooper is $8.99 with Prime on Amazon. Interestingly, this is the only figure piling up at my local TARGET stores. Special thanks to vikingrobot for the tip!
Pre-orders are open for the Imperial Combat Assault Tank. You can order yours at Entertainment Earth for $79.99.
Here’s an instant army of 3.75″ The Black Series Scarif stormtroopers for you, coming in at around $12 each. I wouldn’t hesitate, these will probably go pretty quick.
Entertainment Earth has the former Walmart exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75″ Elite Praetorian Guard IN STOCK for $12.99 each! Thanks to all who wrote in about this tip. If you need this figure, now is the time!
eBay seller tunghori has listed the super-rare Jaina Solo once again as well as figures that haven’t been in stock for some time Special thanks to JTA reader Thomas P. for the alert again!
Hasbro Toy Shop’s eBay store has listed a bunch of new products. With low minimums, most of their stuff ships for FREE.
eBay seller tunghori has listed the Walmart exclusive The Vintage Collection Rey (Island Journey) figure. If you’re interested, here is your chance. As you may recall, we reviewed this great figure HERE if you need some persuasion. Thanks to all who wrote in about this new listing.
tunghori has ONE Jaina Solo left loose for $49.99. Thanks to JTA reader Craig for the alert!
Fellow UK collectors might want to hit their local The Entertainer store as they have just got 3.75” TBS [P3] in for £11.25. JTA reader Chris M. from the UK is very pleased with this haul. And we thank him for this report!
Hasbro Toy Shop has already added a placeholder page for the exciing new Doctor Aphra Special Action Figure Set! Check it out! Special thanks to JTA reader Frank H. for the alert!
eBay seller tunghori has stocked the AT-ST Driver and Hoth Rebel Trooper. Thanks to all who wrote in to let us know!
JTA reader and friend Josh M. performs a little bit of his magic on The Vintage Collection Supreme Leader Snoke figure. The final results are stunning. It looks just like the character in The Last Jedi now.
JTA reader Aric B. sends us images of new TARGET shippers arriving at stores. I have not seen these at any of my local stores. Interesting. This is the first I have heard of them or seen them. The design is a little outdated if you ask me.
tunghori also has the marvelous Han Solo (Bespin Outfit) in stock. He has added a few new figures and still has a ton of Jabba’s Sail Barge related figures still in stock! Check out his complete listings!
eBay seller tunghori has added The Black Series [Phase I] Snowtrooper Commander. But what appears odd to me is his weapon. Is that a new gun? It is different than the one that came with the figure a couple of years ago. Could his mean that (A) tunghori goofed or (B) this figure is coming in The Vintage Collection with a new blaster rifle? Special thanks to Greg G. and Scott M. for the alerts!
It’s about $30 more than when it was first released, but the beautiful The Vintage Collection TIE Interceptor is in stock on Amazon with Prime for $79.99. (Get used to it. That’s how much these vehicles are going to cost going forward!) Special thanks to JTA reader Neil D. for the alert!
Hurry! Site sponsor Entertainment Earth is now offering the former Walmart exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75″ Elite Praetorian Guard singly for $12.99 each! These WILL NOT last long! Special thanks to JTA reader Scott M. for the alert!
Sellers have begun putting The Vintage Collection Imperial Combat Assault Tank on pre-order on eBay. Many have asked when this is arriving and the speculation has been “summer 2018”. Per this auction, it looks like July could be the month! Special thanks to JTA reader Gregory G. for the alert!
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