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Review: Luke Skywalker - SW [S] - Force Link 2.0

NEW FIGURES! The Star Wars [Solo] Luke Skywalker Force Link 2.0 figure is great, but probably didn’t need a single-carded release. See why this is another easy figure to pass over 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 Walmart exclusive The Saga Collection Commemorative DVD Collection sets weren’t that great. B ut this one was the best. Let’s finish up with the Luke Skywalker, Emperor Palpatine, R2-D2 And C-3PO (Triumph Of A Jedi) 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.

Luke Skywalker, Emperor Palpatine, R2-D2 And C-3PO (Triumph Of A Jedi)

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The Walmart exclusive The Saga Collection Commemorative DVD Collection sets weren’t necessary, but some were better than others. Let’s start with the Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader And Obi-Wan Kenobi (3 Generations Of Jedi) 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.

Darth Vader And Obi-Wan Kenobi (3 Generations Of Jedi)

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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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Star Wars Heroes: A Closer Look

Ever since the new wave of Star Wars movies were released fans have been debating about the new characters, the heroes and the villains – but it is especially Rey who is scrutinized and sometimes unfairly criticized as being a Mary Sue. However, there’s still this feeling by quite a few fans that Rey lacks something. Or does she? And if she does, what is it? Click through for a closer look at Star Wars heroes!

The Heroes of Star Wars

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May The 12-Backs Be With You

We have just completed our intense look at the first series of vintage Kenner Star Wars figures: the 12-Backs. Because May is typically a Star Wars month and 2018 is the 40th anniversary that vintage Kenner Star Wars figures arrived at retail, we felt it was the perfect time to start vintage Kenner reviews. (Oh, and let us not forget The Vintage Collection’s return is another huge motivator of this run too.) Each new month, we will focus on a new series of figures where we’ll finish the complete vintage Kenner run in December with the 1985 The Power Of The Force line. Already, they are receiving wonderful feedback and tons of you are checking them out. But we want more of your stories, so please leave them in our comments. Thanks for your participation thus far, and we hope more of you leave your vintage Kenner experiences with us in the comments going forward! Thank you for making this a success for us. We put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into them and we were hoping that they’d go over well with our readers. They seem to have. And for that we’re grateful.

          
          

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New SH Figuarts Star Wars Figures Teased!

SH Figuarts will for the first time show The Last Jedi Luke Skywalker (Crait) and a Revenge of the Sith Yoda at the Tamashii Comic-Con this weekend! So it seems SHF will beat Hasbro to the punch once more when it comes to making a TLJ version of Luke! But I am especially excited for Yoda, since the Hasbro version may have a good sculpt, but it’s too tall and the facial paint apps leave much to be desired! We will post photos once they become available!

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The SH Figuarts Singapore Fan Club Facebook page has posted an album with photos of the brand new SH Figuarts The Last Jedi Luke in his island hermit outfit. Most people overseas will still have to wait a while before the figure arrives in the mailbox. Click through for a sneak peek at the figure.

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Review: Luke Skywalker - SW - Vintage Kenner

For years, our readers have requested we open up categories in our Research Droids Reviews for the incredible vintage Kenner Star Wars action figures, a line where 5POA WAS OK. With the rebirth of The Vintage Collection, the 40th anniversary of when the first Star Wars figures hit retail (in 1978), and May the 4th, everything has been perfectly aligned for us to deliver this to you finally. We feel now is a picture-perfect time to begin our trek down this road.

We want this to be an interactive experience for YOU. I prattle enough about the modern Hasbro figures, so we want these “reviews” to be more reflective and nostalgic, just like the figures. You’ll notice a MAJOR revision to our review template. It now features a vintage Kenner-inspired theme and a different approach to the discussion. For us, these 92+ specimens are perfect as is. It would be futile to rate them as good, average or poor. So you’re also not going to see a summary describing the figure or how it ranks among others. Instead, I will be sharing my own personal experiences growing up with vintage Kenner Star Wars figures (in a very brief write up), and in turn, I want you to share your experiences with me in the comments.

The poll has also changed. You still have five options, but they focus on your personal experience with the figure at hand, not how you’d rank it among other vintage Kenner figures. You’ll still find a great deal of collector-friendly notes and documented variations that exist. Also, we want to emphasize that these reviews are a work in progress. If you think other valuable information should be included here, feel free to drop us a line and let us know what we’re missing.

I hope you will reminisce your experiences of the vintage Kenner figures together with me. Chuck and I put a lot of work into this format, and we both hope you find it to be another fun experience here at Jedi Temple Archives. Click through for our first review: Luke Skywalker. We hope you thoroughly enjoy it.

Luke Skywalker

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SH Figuarts ROTJ Luke Will Be Rereleased!

SH Figuarts Jedi Luke was originally released in 2015. Anyone who began collecting SHF later had a hard time getting him or had to pay high aftermarket prices. Ordering the figure from ebay was risky, because Chinese knock-offs are quite common. But SH Figuarts is rereleasing the figure and pre-orders went live today. Click through for pre-order links!

SH Figuarts Luke Skywalker

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Today’s Visual Guide update continues to look at Disney’s Star Wars Toybox figures. This time, we are adding Luke Skywalker (5). Click below to check him out! You can also check him out further in our full review.

Luke Skywalker (5) - Disney Store - Star Wars Toybox

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Review: Luke Skywalker - Star Wars Toybox (5)

Let’s finish up the Star Wars Toybox wave 2 mini marathon with Luke Skywalker! He is another fantastic release! See him 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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Star Wars Toybox Boba Fett And Luke Skywalker IN STOCK!

The Star Wars Toybox Boba Fett and Luke Skywalker are IN STOCK at Shop Disney! Special thanks to friend Josh M. for the alert!

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Rian Johnson Forgot About C-3PO In The Last Jedi

Luke’s appearance on Crait is one of the touching moments of The Last Jedi. Luke gets a chance to say farewell to Leia. And then walks out to confront the First Order and Kylo Ren. But isn’t there something missing? Yes, there is. Click here to find out what is missing!

Luke and C-3PO in The Last Jedi

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We have another Visual Guide update from the Star Wars [Saga – Phase III] line. Click below to check out the Collectible Figure and Cup Luke Skywalker set. We also have a full review of this set right here.

Luke Skywalker - Star Wars [Saga - Phase III] - Collectible Figure and Cup

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Mark Hamill Talks About Luke Skywalker Action Figures

Mark Hamill took to social media to share the evolution of the Luke Skywalker action figure over the last 40 years and gave some humorous commentary on the four Star Wars toys that he chose. Hamill is an avid user of social media and is always interacting with fans who seem to hit him up all day, every day. The 66-year old actor doesn’t seem to mind and takes the time when he can to properly interact with the millions of Star Wars fans all over the world. Movieweb.com has the full story.

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Visual Guide Update - Luke Skywalker (MMS390) - Hot Toys

Let’s take a look at another sixth scale figure from Hot Toys. Click below to check out the Visual Guide for Luke Skywalker from The Force Awakens. Make sure to also stop by and read our full review of this figure right here.

Luke Skywalker - Hot Toys - Sixth Scale

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It’s time to check out Hot Toys’ Luke Skywalker [TFA] one-sixth scale figure. See what we think of him 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 [TFA]

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It’s now time to check out Luke Skywalker from the TARGET exclusive Collectible Figure And Cup collection. He is 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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Luke Skywalker's Wife Is....

Well, it’s official. Luke’s wife’s name is Camie. (I have no idea if it’s Camie Loneozner or not, but I wonder what happened to Fixer.) It will be interesting to see what comes of this in the canon. If it is her, I will update this post.

From our source: “We have the Novelization in our inventory now, and I was able to skim thru it. Luke’s wife’s name is…………Cammie. A new name for Canon “Cammie Skywalker.” And Luke still misses his old friend, Biggs Darklighter. He now considers Biggs one of his only true friends. That was about all I could get from it skimming thru the prologue.”

I don’t know if it’s a misspelling or not, but notice the double “m.” Camie is one “m.”

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Review: 12 Days Of 12-Inch Figures: Luke Skywalker - R

The Rebels line repacked Luke Skywalker, based on his appearance from Return Of The Jedi. He isn’t terrible at all. Let’s check him out 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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Regrets? Or Pressures From The House Of Mouse?

The Disney lawyers must be leaning hard on Mark Hamill. (Or, that’s what I like to pretend in my head when an actor who formally talked trash about a Disney Star Wars film suddenly has a change of heart.) USA Today posts and update to Mark Hamill’s recent revelations.

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Mark Hamill: The Last Jedi #notmylukeskywalker

Oh man. This is priceless folks. The man who played Luke Skywalker says exactly what I feel. He even refers to the Disney Star Wars version of Luke Skywalker as “Jake Skywalker.” Affirmation (from those who matter) is a beautiful thing.

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Hey! Check it out. BestBuy.com has The Black Series [Phase III] Luke Skywalker Centerpiece figure marked down to $19.99. Special thanks to friend Steve U. for the alert! In case you didn’t know, we love these sets. Check out our RDR here to see if this might be for you!

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It’s time to fill some holes in our Star Wars Rebels Visual Guide. We’re adding the Luke Skywalker/Darth Vader (MS03) Mission Series. Click below for the full Visual Guide, and click here for our full review.

Luke Skywalker/Darth Vader (MS03) - Star Wars Rebels - Mission Series

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Review: Luke Skywalker/Darth Vader - R - Mission Series (MS03)

We are swiftly shifting gears by playing “catch up” in the Rebels toy line category. Because The Last Jedi opens tomorrow and because there will be a lot of chatter on that instead, we thought it would be a great time to hit some older toys we missed from the Rebels line. Let’s begin with the Luke Skywalker/Darth Vader Mission Series two-pack. 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.

Luke Skywalker/Darth Vader

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The Healing Power Of The Original Trilogy

All of our individual retail store reports are anecdotal at best. From these experiences comes discussions so we can compare and contrast what others are seeing as well. But when it comes to the TARGET exclusive “Return Of The Jedi” three-pack, I have seen some interesting trends. In three of my local stores, this set has completely sold out. I haven’t witnessed an exclusive selling through this quickly since before The Force Awakens (and these are only 5POA figures). I can’t help but think that longtime collectors who grew up with the Original Trilogy are still a strong buying market when it comes to Hasbro toys. I constantly hear from those that think they know all about Hasbro’s stats that collectors are not a significant portion of the buying public for Star Wars toys, yet I am constantly reminded that the opposite of this is true with experiences like this. Again, in my local TARGET stores are seas of Rey (Jedi Training), Kylo Ren, Jyn Erso, Imperial AT-ACT Driver, Rogue One three-packs and a ton of Forces Of Destiny products. But the only Original Trilogy-focused set has sold through in three of my local stores. How can anything against this be argued? I think Hasbro needs to reevaluate their market. Hasbro, get more Original Trilogy stuff into stores and you’ll see sell through again like we did during the Golden Age of Collecting (2006-2012).

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Review: Luke Skywalker - TBS [P3] - Centerpiece Figure (02)

In theory, The Black Series Centerpiece figures should be a collectors’ dream come true. But between their ridiculous MSRP and a few other things that work against the line, we’re not sure their future is so bright. Learn more about Luke Skywalker (02) 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

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Let’s check out the mainstream release of Luke Skywalker’s X-34 Landspeeder/Luke Skywalker 6″ vehicle 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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Found! "Return Of The Jedi" 3-Pack In Philly Area

I meant to post this on Tuesday evening, but I ran out of time because of holiday travels. My local TARGET, much to shock and surprise, had the “Return Of The Jedi” three-pack out of the shelf. As you know, we’re crazy in love with this set and are hoping Hasbro will translate all of the figures inside of it to super-articulated glory. You can check out our review of this set HERE if you haven’t checked it out yet also.

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The Black Series 6-Inch Landspeeder Is $30 On Amazon

Amazon currently has Luke Skywalker’s X-34 Landspeeder half off. Click here for the landing page!

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Check out the Target exclusive Return of the Jedi 3-Pack in tonight’s Visual Guide update. Click below for the full guide page. This was also today’s featured review. Click here for the full review.

Return of the Jedi 3-Pack - Star Wars [The Last Jedi] - Multipacks

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It’s beautiful! The Emperor Palpatine/Luke Skywalker/Emperor’s Royal Guard TARGET exclusive three-pack may not contain super-articulated action figures, but that doesn’t prevent it from being a fantastic multipack. Find out why we’re partial to this exclusive 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.

Emperor Palpatine/Luke Skywalker/Emperor's Royal Guard

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Hasbro has produced one of the greatest 3.75″ three-packs the line has ever seen with this release. Love them or hate them, the 5POA figures included in this set represent some of the best/finest likenesses of three core Original Trilogy characters. Most of the figures in this set come with more than 5POA. The figures are NOT perfect, but the approaches made with them show that Hasbro is committed to creating products that are as faithful as possible to their onscreen counterparts. Emperor Palpatine is the best Episode VI version of the character ever. Luke Skywalker could not be more reminiscent of the 1983 figure. And, while as simple as it could be done, the Emperor’s Royal Guard is exactly what we need for  an “at attention” iteration of them. Start praying now that Hasbro takes the digital files, at the very least, of the Emperor Palpatine figure and develop a glorious The Vintage Collection version. We all have waited WAY too long for that figure. Also, be sure to come back and check out the review on Black Friday where I have a couple of cool snippets of trivia that you may or may not know about these figures. Click any image below to be taken to the early draft of the RDR.



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