Well, here is something I completely lost track of until today. I was sure we’d see Jocasta Nu in stock at Brian’s Toys until the end of the world. But they’re completely sold out of it. SO I checked the aftermarket. Would you believe she averages $100 on both eBay and Amazon? I never expected this figure to go for this much money ever. Never say never!
Crazy that back in July the Mimban Stormtrooper TVC figure hit eBay, and since then, there has been only one store report from Australia that this figure has even touched retail pegs (and they don’t even have Walmarts). Yet, on the eBays, there are plenty available if you want to pay the price. If you’re wondering where on earth this figure is… It’s still in China since that’s where 135 of them has been sold from! Again: Hasbro, you are already killing us with the repacks, at least distribute the few good figures you choose to make!
Back in March, we provided you with a guide on the best way to fill your Jabba’s Sail Barge when it arrives early next year. If you have done your part to #backthebarge, we thought we’d provide something to you that many requested to us. We did some homework and compiled a list of characters you’ll need (that have been produced by Hasbro as an action figure already) that you’ll need with your Sail Barge. So we now wnat to know. How is it going? Are you almost caught up? How many more do you need? Click through to see a comprehensive list of existing Hasbro 3.75″ action figures required to effectively populate Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) when it arrives. Some of these figures cost nearly as much as the #backthebarge does! (more….)
And they ship for only $10 too! This has to be either (A) a scam or (B) bootleg figures, correct? Either way, for this price, it feels like a deal in some way, doesn’t it? This is an FYI, not a suggestion to purchase them. Check out the auction on eBay.
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!
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!
As much as many of us like to criticize eBay for all of the “evil” people who sell on there, it has proven to be a great gauge for what Star Wars items go for on the aftermarket. In a very short moment of downtime, I curiously searched for three Star Wars characters (their respective action figures) across three definitive periods of collecting eras. I tried to pick characters of equal prominence but gave the Sequel Trilogy an advantage with a more popular “B” character. First I searched for the classic vintage Kenner Walrus Man (of which there are hundreds). Then I jumped to our modern era of Sequel Trilogy collecting and decided to choose Maz Kanata randomly. Once again, there are hundreds of her available as well (hundreds of each scale). Then I jumped to a random point in time during the Golden Age of Collecting and chose The Vintage Collection’s Wooof action figure. There are less than a dozen. (more….)
Holy cow. The Gamorrean Guard has finally gotten out in China. Look at this thing. It’s amazing. It will be one of the most sought-after exclusives ever made. I hope Hasbro has a ton in production! Check it out on eBay! Special thanks to Paul B. for the alert!
It’s remarkable how everyone who backed Jabba’s Sail Barge is preparing for its release next February by clearing out eBay. JTA reader Mike R. brought to our attention two figures in particular that have us in awe. 2004’s Star Wars “Saga” [Phase III] J’Quille and Tanus Spijek have been selling like mad on eBay recently. AT any given time you could about two dozen of them for less than $10-$15 each, maybe less. However, they’ve recently sold so strongly that it’s nearly impossible to find any active auctions for them on eBay. If you can locate them, they’re going for a pretty penny. If you recall, we created an itemized list of ROTJ characters while suggesting which one were Sail Barge-worthy, much like how Elaine determines which of her men are sponge-worthy. Well, some readers have taken notice. (You should check out those links again. The increase in prices is astounding.) Don’t wait too long to grab the figures you need to populate this first HasLab offering!
If you’re in desperate need of a Princess Leia in her slave outfit for your newly backed Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna), tunghori has just listed The Vintage Collection’s Princess Leia (Sandstorm Outfit) which also includes the extra gear from the infamous deleted scene. Special thanks to JTA reader Justin V. for the alert. If you need to #populatethebarge, check this link on eBay for the rest!
OK, so it’s “clear” Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) is getting fully backed. So what else can we talk about now? I have an idea. Now that 5000+ of us will have a stunning new vehicle for our collection, how about getting on Hasbro’s case to reissue/redo the Sarlacc pit they made years about in 2008’s TLC Battle At The Sarlacc Pit TARGET exclusive Battle Packs release? They could NEVER do a straight repack of it (too many things have been updated since its release), but we’re going to need something to throw Jabba’s prisoners in next! So, how about it, Hasbro? Look how much this “outdated” set goes for on eBay. It’s crazy! See our Research Droids Review on it HERE.
If you have done your part to #backthebarge, the staff at JTA profusely thanks you. For the first time, we sense that this small miracle is going to happen. This is our modern Sears Cantina with rare Blue Snaggletooth. I wouldn’t want to have any fear of missing out on this great item. In fact, people that never considered buying a 3.75″ action figure are backing them like crazy. We remain cautiously optimistic, but emotionally we’re also bordering on excited. Now that Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) is significantly closer to becoming a reality, we thought we’d provide something to you that many have been requesting in email correspondence to us. We did some homework and compiled a list of characters you’ll need (that have been produced by Hasbro as an action figure already) that you’ll need with your Sail Barge. Click through to see a comprehensive list of existing Hasbro 3.75″ action figures required to effectively populate Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) *when* it becomes a reality. Some of these figures cost nearly as much as the #backthebarge does! (more….)
Mr. Evans, good morning, we hope you enjoy your Froot Loops breakfast today. As you indulge, please click through for an urgent request.
The most popular figure from wave 17 of The Vintage Collection that keeps selling out is back in stock on eBay! Grab him if you want him early! Special thanks to JTA reader Jeff M. for the alert!
(Thumbnail stolen from BanthaSkull.com.) We have eleven (11) good reasons why you should INVEST in the HasLab Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna). If history isn’t any indication that we should, at the very least, learn from our mistakes, I don’t know what is. Click through to see why the $500 backing price is only the jumping off point for where this thing’s value can go. After you click through, click the thumbnails of each previously released TVC vehicle to see the latest aftermarket values.
Another SDCC exclusive has made its way onto the Hasbro Toy Shop eBay page. You can grab the Luke Skywalker X-34 Landspeeder SDCC Exclusive right now! Thanks to those who wrote in!
Holy mackerel! The HASCON exclusive Captain Rex has hit eBay and look what it’s going for now!
Check out some of these latest eBay auctions making the rounds. Definitely some interesting things to find on eBay these days. Hopefully, you don’t find my lack of details disturbing *wink, wink*
Hasbro – do you see this? Please assuage the collecting community’s panic by confirming that Fenn Rau is coming in The Last Jedi basic figure assortment on Force Friday. We will burn our manssierres until we get him! #wheresfennrau
Do you want to throw up in your mouth a little? While that question may be rhetorical, it’s likely what will happen when you looks at what the SWCO exclusive Luke Skywalker (X-wing Fighter Pilot) figure is going for on eBay. I totally never saw this one coming. Ridiculous. Thanks to JTA reader Aldo S. for alerting us to this madness. See active listings HERE and be sure to check out the completed ones too!
You’ve seen the clearance at the brick and mortar level start, but now even Hasbro Toys Shop’s eBay store has begun the inevitable ‘clearancing’ out of their latest products. Of note, the Titanium Series 3.75″ figures and even The Black Series 40th Anniversary Legacy Pack have all started on their respective markdown paths. Check it all out.
Do you want an instant collection of The Black Series 6″ figures? Check out this eBay auction and be sure to make your best offer. Over 50 TBS6 figures await you!
In case you haven’t heard, The Black Series [Star Wars 40] wave 1 is getting cancelled on collectors left and right. Hasbro has officially put this wave out of production. What we don’t know for sure is the effect on the solid case packs as our sponsors still show them available for pre-order. It looks like if you want Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker, getting singles might be your only bet going forward. Remember, Hasbro Toy Shop’s eBay store still has these available. (It’s unbelievable has disorganized this collection has been.)
If you’re sitting on the fence about securing The Black Series [Phase III] Ponda Baba figure, tunghori has only around 20 left. Don’t wait if you want it!
Hasbro Toy Shop’s eBay store still has some great deals and they start as low as $1.50. Be sure to browse the deals as you never know what you might find for dirt cheap!
We have posted about this before, but just like many “just seen” inside jokes with close friends, this never gets old. So it’s worth looking at them time and again. Check out these terrible The Black Series (all scales) knockoff figures on eBay.
This is really nothing new, but WOW! It would do Hasbro good to re-release so many figures that were part of the Comic Packs line, especially those from the red phase of the Legacy Collection. They would make lovely additions to The Vintage Collection next Spring. Check out the prices for the Ulic Qel-Droma/Exar Kun two-pack on eBay!
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