The JTA Holiday Gift Guide (and Santa Hat Porg) is back with Part II and it’s filled with great gifts for Star Wars fans of all ages! So come inside (droids are welcome too!) and take a peek at what we have in store this time around!
It’s that time of year again! That magical time of year where our hearts get fuller while our wallets gets emptier. It’s also the time where you look to find the perfect gift for that special Star Wars fan in your Galaxy not so far away. Well, JTA is here to make it a bit easier with our Holiday Gift Guide! In it, you’ll find some great Star Wars gifts for all the Star Wars fans in your life from younglings to the 900-year-old Jedi Masters. Click through to see what we have in store for Part 1 of our guide!
The Toy Run Podcast Facebook page has started a pretty interesting discussion about how collectors view LEGO versus Hasbro. The discussion is so good that I think it warrants bringing this out of social media and to the Star Wars fan site community where it belongs. Here are the thoughts and questions paraphrased:
LEGO collectors went crazy for the UCS Millennium Falcon. It sold out within a day or two and no one balked at the price. Likewise, there aren’t too many complaints about its size or the space it takes up. The only complaints seem to be that it’s sold out and there are still people who want to purchase it.
Then you take the Hasbro Star Wars action figure crowd of collectors. Hasbro finally gives us a HUGE FO Special Forces TIE Fighter for $169 in The Black Series 6″ line and it pretty much bombs at retail. It didn’t even sell out 2 years later (!) at $50 online this past Black Friday.
Why is a Lego collector willing to pay $800+ (and is happy about it) while a Hasbro Star Wars action figure collector doesn’t want to spend $170 for a big vehicle? It’s perplexing.
In our comments, please leave your own thoughts about this.
If you love Star Wars LEGO products, Amazon has put many of them on sale. It’s rare when LEGO goes on sale so be sure to check out what you might want to add to your collection!
Is this how the 40th anniversary celebration dies? With thunderous lackluster products? It’s hard to believe we’re already beyond the first week in November and that we’re just moments from reaching the holiday season once again. What’s more difficult to believe than this is what we received in the form of Star Wars merchandise to celebrate the monumental and once in a lifetime celebration of the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. (more….)
LEGO has officially release images of their UCS (Ultimate Collectors Series) Millennium Falcon. It’s coming October 2017. Also, if you sign up for LEGO VIP Program (which is free), you’ll be able to order this beauty starting early on September 14th! You can sign up here.
When will Disney concede defeat with The Last Jedi product launch? When will they accept that the way they’re doing things doesn’t work? They’re truly stealing the joy away from new toys. Licensees have clearly been prompted to take action. Check out this YouTube video which the author claims LEGO is going after him now. We are unable to verify the validity of his claim, but it seems like quite a performance if there isn’t some smoke and fire here. Either way, we are TWO DAYS away. What’s the point of all of this nonsense?
It looks like The Last Jedi Lego sets have started showing up at Walmart in Canada. We can see a Resistance Bomber, BB-8, and the TIE Silencer in these images taken at a Montreal Walmart. Thanks to JTA reader Elie for the scoop!
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