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Let’s now check out San Diego Comic Con exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Han Solo (Exogorth Escape). It’s the same figure as the basic Han Solo (Bespin) figure but now comes with a breathing mask, a hydrospanner, and a scaled mynock creature! Check it out in our Research Droids Reviews right now! The full review is coming as soon as possible!

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It's Gorgeous, But Not $119.99 Gorgeous....

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.

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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!

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What Are You Expecting This Year For 2018 SDCC Reveals?

It’s hard to believe, but San Diego Comic-Con is right around the corner. Before it begins, we wanted you to weigh in on your speculation of what licensees, specifically Hasbro, will reveal this year at the show. We’ve been hinted since Toy Fair that 2019 will be a year like no other in a very long time, post the Golden Age of Collecting. But will those rumors be revealed to be true? Anyway, let us know what expectations you have for The Vintage Collection, The Black Series 6″ line, vehicles, multipacks, and stuff from other licensees in our comments.

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Review: Imperial Combat Assault Tank - TVC - Vehicle

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.

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The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Enfys Nest’s Swoop Bike has arrived hot off of the truck and is IN STOCK!

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It’s time for another “Commemorative DVD Collection” multipack. Now let us check out the Clone Wars Jedi Force Pack from the original animated line. It’s the focus of 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.

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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.

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We have a few more “Commemorative DVD Collection” multipacks to get through before we change topics. Let’s continue with the Clone Wars Sith Attack Pack from the original animated line. It’s the focus of 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.

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If there is a picture perfect example of what is wrong with brick and mortar distribution, it would be these two photos. JTA reader Nathaniel D. from Canada sends us two images from th esame Walmart store in the Toronto area. Click through for more as he explains what’s going on in his area.

    

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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?

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It is time to check out the Chewbacca (Mimban)/Han Solo (Mimban) Two-Packs set. Learn more about it 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.

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Review: Rebolt/Corellian Hound - SW [S] - Two-Packs

We have new product to look at now! It is time to check out the Rebolt/Corellian Hound Two-Packs set. Learn more about it 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.

Rebolt/Corellian Hound

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We have a special sneak peek first look for you of the Star Wars [Solo] Two-Packs wave 2 sets. The Chewbacca (Mimban)/Han Solo (Mimban) set is more delightful than expected. Both Chewy and Han are filthy just like when they met each other for the first time in the prison pit. The detailing and sculpting have exceeded expectations, all the while covered in mud. The chains are removable, and Chewy comes with an impressive three-piece cannon. The Rebolt/Corellian Hound set is equally intriguing. Hasbro has crafted a beautiful cage for the Corellian Hound with functioning parts and delicate detailing. The Corellian Hound itself comes with excellent articulation including a hinge-jointed jaw. Rebolt is a bit puzzling, but a nice figure nonetheless. He looks part Lobot and Cloud Car Pilot with the regal look and feel of someone on Coruscant. Click any thumbnail below to be taken to that review. Full reviews and additional images coming soon!

 
 

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Review: Spider Droid - SW [S - P2] - Deluxe

Let’s switch gears and look at the final Deluxe figure from the Star Wars “Saga” [Phase II] figure, the Spider Droid. See it 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.

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Sold and shipped by Walmart, the Force Link 2.0 set is now 50% off at Walmart.com. Get it for $14.98 if you need Han Solo, the only way to get this figure, sadly. Special thanks to JTA reader Craig F. for the alert!

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We have a look at The Black Series [Phase III] Walgreens exclusive General Veers as today’s Visual Guide update. Click below to check out our full guide page, and make sure to stop by and read our full review right here.

General Veers (Walgreens) - The Black Series [Phase III] - 6-Inch Figures

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Review: General Veers - TBS6 [P3] - Walgreens Exclusive

NEW PHOTOS ADDED! You saw our sneak peeks a while back, but let’s look at The Black Series [Phase III] General Veers exclusive figure a little more closely. It’s pretty dang sweet. Find out why you’ll want at least one 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.

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You Get A Legacy Pack, And You Get A Legacy Pack, And....

It’s astounding to me how poorly the Legacy Pack sold across all retail levels. It feels like it sold as badly as the 6″ Special Force TIE Fighter. And now as Toy R Us gets ready to close its doors forever, MORE cases from the warehouse are arriving at 60-%-80% off. It’s the only way to get the 40th anniversary Darth Vader (in the vintage Kenner line look). How did this not sell better than it did? I have never seen something so collector-friendly pile up at retail as this release did. And I have been collecting the modern line since 1995. Again, nothing has piled up like this set in my experience. Hasbro isn’t grabbing the right group of collectors with this stuff.

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The Chewbacca (Mimban)/Han Solo (Mimban) and Rebolt/Corellian Hound Two-Pack sets from the Solo: A Star Wars Story line are available to order on eBay. That cage for e hound is pretty cool! The other figures look pretty fantastic as well. Special thanks to JTA reader DRIFTGEAR for the alert!

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You can pre-order The Black Series [Phase III] Force FX Z-6 Riot Control Baton from Amazon. It has an August 1st availability date. (A lot is being released in August FYI.) You can also check out new images of the products on Amazon as well. Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Danny R. for the alert

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TARGET Exclusive Force Link ROTJ Three-Pack On Clearance

It looks like TARGET is beginning to lose interest in their awesome Return Of The Jedi Force LInk three-pack. JTA moderator Sjefke has found them on clearance today. Your mileage may vary.

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Review: Sidious Vs Mace - ROTS - Battle Arena

It’s time to finish up the Revenge Of The Sith Battle Arenas line. We’ll conclude with the Sidious Vs Mace set. It’s the focus of 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.

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The Pillars Of The Star Wars Franchise

Star Wars has been a global phenomenon since 1977. Millions of fans enjoy the movies and play with the toys. But how does Star Wars actually make money? Movies? Toys? And it’s also time to take a closer look at the fandom, as there are several distinct groups of fans, and each group has different needs and wishes. How does all that align with what Lucasfilm, Hasbro and EA have on offer? The ultimate puprose of this article is to start a discussion about just that: what do we all want? Click through for details!

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Review: Dooku Vs Anakin - ROTS - Battle Arena

Let’s continue to look at the Revenge Of The Sith line where we’re focusing on the Battle Arenas. Next up is the Dooku Vs Anakin set. It’s the focus of 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.

Dooku Vs Anakin

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SDCC Exclusives Available On Hasbro Toy Shop August 13th

Hasbro Toy Shop has added all three SDCC exclusive products pages to their site. They’ve also added an availability date: August 13, 2018.

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Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo tweeted a comment that suggests that kids see plastic action figures as ‘punishment toys’ because it’s what they have left to play with once their electronic devices are taken away from them. This is not his original thought. He’s relaying something from a conversation he had with a toy executive. He then made a comparison that handing a kid a 3.75″ action figure today is like someone pushing a wooden milk truck toy on us when we were growing us with the vintage Kenner Star Wars line. Do you agree with his comment? I think poor character selection, heavy focus on Sequel Trilogy characters (that are boring action figures for the most part) have hurt the Star Wars brand. And lets’ not forget about the incessant poorly chosen repacks. It rarely seems that the people with the most influence never step up to the plate to admit that some of their ideas aren’t working. I am not in denial that today’s kids aren’t into action figures like we were, but if there were cool aliens and droids heavily throughout the lines, it might help things along. Also, why are parents “rewarding” playtime by letting these children play with action figures when they’re being punished? (But that’s really a topic for another day.) Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Is Hasbro Redoing The Max Rebo Band?

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”!

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Review: Bodyguard Vs Obi-Wan - ROTS - Battle Arena

Let’s move to the Revenge Of The Sith line where we’ll be looking at the Battle Arenas. First up is the Bodyguard Vs Obi-Wan set. It’s the focus of 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.

Bodyguard Vs Obi-Wan

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We’re thrilled to provide you with exclusive FIRST LOOK images of the Solo: A Star Wars Story line look TIE Fighter. JTA reader Sergio R. has found this product at retail in his home country of Mexico. It has yet to be officially announced by Hasbro, although revealed at an international trade show earlier this year. Check out the images by clicking the thumbnails below.

    
  

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We’re finishing up the Commemorative Trilogy DVD Collection sets from The Original Trilogy Collection. Let’s check out the Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine And Stormtrooper pack. Learn more 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.

Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine  And Stormtrooper

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We’ll get back to vintage Kenner figures shortly, but let’s continue to catch up on some The Original Trilogy Collection multipacks. Next up is the Han Solo, Princess Leia And Chewbacca Commemorative Trilogy DVD Collection set. It’s the best of the three released in 2004. Learn more 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.

Han Solo, Princess Leia And Chewbacca

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FIRST LOOK! TBS6 [P3] General Veers Walgreens Exclusive!

We have an exclusive FIRST LOOK at The Black Series [Phase III] Walgreens exclusive General Veers 6″ figure. The figure is incredible. It heavily borrows parts from 2018’s TBS6 [P3] Grand Moff Tarkin (63) figure, but has plenty of newness as well to keep things interesting. This is a must-have figure as far as we’re concerned. And it’s probably one of worst choices to be a retailer exclusive after Zuckuss. This has “mainstream market” written all over it. We have a complete review and photo gallery for you to check out. We’d love you to leave your own thoughts about this figure in the comments at the bottom of the review! Click the images below to be taken to the full review.

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General Veers

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We’ll get back to vintage Kenner figures shortly, but let’s change pace and catch up on some The Original Trilogy Collection multipacks. First up is the Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO And R2-D2 Commemorative Trilogy DVD Collection set. It’s a hot mess. Learn more 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.

Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO And R2-D2

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You’d be silly to ignore the many things about the modern state of collecting that are devastating the line. Examples like collectors waiting as if they’re vultures for Hasbro stuff to go on clearance at Walmart and TARGET. And seeing Toys R Us’ merchandise that was clearanced out by competitors MONTHS ago sit and collect dusts on shelves are just some of the issues that don’t go away. Granted, Toys R Us has been foolish. They never were competitive with promotional prices and their clearance timing was the worst. But, see the image below. While anecdotal, it paints a broad picture of what is wrong with the Star Wars line. I could beat a dead horse here, but it’s clear to say that there is too much focus on certain Star Wars Entertainment that Star Wars fans aren’t supporting and buying. I have similar pile-ups at my local Toys R Us stores, albeit different products, but the same principles apply. Until the Hasbro line gets back to basics, we’re going to continue seeing these trends. And with Toys R Us gone, it means that either less volume will be produced, or the remaining retailers will be overstocked next. And I don’t think Walmart and TARGET will ever buy another bridge again when it comes to Star Wars. Their current stock levels are so low now that it’s almost impossible to find anything new there any way (except for the same repeated figures that shouldn’t have been reissued). It seems the Star Wars line is being forced into online oblivion. I am at a loss how this Titanic can be turned around. Special thanks to JTA Facebook reader Todd L. for the image!

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