Here are some of my feelings regarding NYCC this year which includes some opinion on The Vintage Collection, The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ line, rumors confirmed and distribution’s salvation thanks to one specific retailer. Click through for more!
As we exclusively reported last month, Rey (Island Journey) has been promoted to an Entertainment Earth exclusive. Get your pre-orders in for a November delivery. So much for them hitting stores months and months ago, huh?
We have Canadian TRU Exclusive/Entertainment Earth Exclusive The Last Jedi multipack from Star Wars [Solo] as our Visual Guide update tonight. Click below to check out this set. You can also read all of the details on this exclusive set right here in our review database.
The only thing worse than another Maz Kanata figure is a holographic one. Or is it? (Hey, at least we get to see what the Force Link 2.0 chip looks like now.) See why the former Toys R Us exclusive (in the USA) Star Wars [Solo] Kylo Ren/Holographic Maz Kanata/Rey (Island Journey)/First Order Snowtrooper/Captain Poe Dameron multipack, now an Entertainment Earth exclusive, may not be a hit. 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.
eBay seller tunghori has relisted some of the most highly sought-after TVC basic figures including Stormtrooper (Mimban), Rey (Island Journey) and Doctor Aphra! Hurry before they’re gone! Special thanks to JTA reader Mark and Gregory G. for the heads up!
Well, take this as anecdotal evidence, or with a grain of salt as you wish, but Rey (Island Journey) is NEVER reaching Walmart stores until one major thing transpires…. like getting her UPC into their computers. This leaves even less hope for the TVC Stormtrooper (Mimban) figure too. A JTA reader who asked to remain anonymous performed an investigation and found out some disturbing news. I can reveal this. “I showed him the post from Steve at Hasbro saying the Rey figures shipped months ago. I then showed him screenshots I took of the figure on eBay. Most importantly, a picture of the UPC. He looked it up and said it was not even in their system. I asked him to elaborate, and he basically said without a number they recognize, it will never be moved to the stores.“ Is anyone else over this complete cluster of a mess? This is retailing basics, and Hasbro’s most significant retail partner is squandering the line right before our eyes. It’s maddening at this point. Hasbro, please read this. Is there anything you can do to help?
Well, we’re a bit speechless at the moment. But JTA reader Jared S. reached out to Hasbro Design Director Steve Evans in Instagram to ask him where in the world the Walmart exclusive Rey (Island Journey) figure is. Steve wrote back and told him the figure hit shelves a month or so ago! So far, JTA has only received reports of this figure hitting Canada (and only sporadically). Not ONE USA store report has come into us nor has the figure gone up for sale at Walmart’s online store if that means anything to you. Hasbro, please consider using Walmart as little as possible for the future please? We’re sure you got them the figures in time, but they’re probably sitting on them in their warehouses. What do you think folks? Will Rey (Island Journey) make her debut at ROSS or TJ Maxx in time for Christmas?
Where in the heck is the Walmart exclusive The Vintage Collection Rey (Island Journey) (VC122) figure? It should have been out since June (Hasbro’s SDCC presentation confirmed this too), and aside from a couple of eBay auctions, there aren’t any USA store reports and anything offering a glimmer of hope to collectors that the figure is forthcoming. We also reviewed our sample in early May. Our sources have assured us that the figure is right around the corner, but why has this exclusive not arrived on time? You REALLY have to question how screwed up distribution is, or there is something very, very wrong at the warehouse level at Walmart. However, you can whet your appetite on this great figure in our Research Droids Reviews until this figure makes it to Walmart.
JTA reader Ken alerts us to a confirmed listing of the Toys R Us exclusive Force Link 2.0 5-Pack (on their Canadian website). As you know, this item showed up in Japan recently. And now for North America remains in limbo with the death of Toys R Us.
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.
We have another The Vintage Collection Visual Guide update tonight, this time featuring the Walmart exclusive Rey (Island Journey) (VC122). Click below to check out our full guide page. If you didn’t catch our review of this figure posted earlier today, click here to have a look!
The Rey (Island Journey) (VC122) Walmart exclusive figure is PERFECT except for one major thing. Find out what it is 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.
We have a sneak peek for you for The Vintage Collection’s Rey (Island Journey) (VC122) Walmart exclusive figure. On paper, this figure is a collectors dream come true. She’s loaded with 28 points of articulation including a premium reverse ball-socket neck and ball-socket head combination for optimal head movement. The soft-goods are tailored beautifully, and the sculpt of the figure is stunning. As you’d expect, the figure is ruined thanks to “TBS paint operations on a TVC figure.” Hasbro MUST figure out how to optimize the facial deco on these gorgeously sculpted 3.75″ super-articulated action figures. Rey (Island Journey) is a perfect 10 were it not for her disappointing and sloppily applied paint job. Check it out in our RDRs now. The review is coming tomorrow.
She sold out twice already, but The VIntage Collection Rey (Island Journey) figure is back in stock from eBay seller freemantoys. If you’re interested, you have another shot at her. You know you’ll never find this at Walmart! (Don’t take that TOO seriously, folks.)
If you’re interested, both DJ (Canto Bight) and Rey (Island Journey) from The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ are IN STOCK. What’s more, use promo code MAD4MARCH to get 20% off your order and FREE shipping. Special thanks to all who wrote in to let us know about this promotion!
If you’re still looking to acquire The Black Series [Phase III] Rey (Island Journey) 6″ figure, Entertainment Earth has her in stock! Special thanks to JTA reader Agustin for the alert!
Wow! We are continuing to get many reports on people successfully finding wave 15 of The Black Series [Phase III] line at their TARGET stores. Most reports are coming in from California right now. As you know, we’ve just reviewed this entire fantastic wave in our RDRs. Check them out HERE. Special thanks to Eric T. for this latest report!
The latest wave of The Black Series 6″ figures have made their way to a Target in San Luis Obispo, CA, but they rang up at a RIDICULOUS price. Each of the figures rang up for only $2.96! That’s a pretty insane price and it’s another example of the issues plaguing Target’s inventory system. Have you found these in the wild yet? And if so, have you seen these crazy prices at your local target?
The latest The Black Series 6-inch wave has arrived featuring the all-new photorealistic technology, and we are adding them to our Visual Guides and reviews. Up first is Rey (Island Journey) (58). Click below to access our full Visual Guide page. Make sure to also visit our review of this figure right here.
The Rey (Island Journey) 6″ figure is a perfect 10. Hasbro has raised the bar tremendously with the new “photorealistic” deco approach. See why you need this figure 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.
Well. Hasbro has raised The Black Series 6″ line to a whole new bar. It’s 2018, so that means that all new 6″ figures will be graced with “photorealistic” technology which more simply put means these figures are off the charts when it comes to quality. Both Rey (Island Journey) and DJ (Canto Bight) are easily two of the best 6″ figures Hasbro has produced since 2013. THEY MUST GO BACK AND CORRECT THEIR TRAVESTIES OF YEARS PAST! We’re not even kidding. Rey (Island Journey) is so good it makes us forget what made us dislike her in The Force Awakens. Her facial paint operations are stunning. The rest of her paint operations and smart use of soft-goods (upgraded by Hasbro during production) are equally good too. DJ (Canto Bight), yeah, we’re not crazy about his character either. But the figure is gorgeous and looks JUST LIKE Benicio. Check out early galleries and collector notes for both figures by clicking each thumbnail below. Reviews are coming VERY soon! See why Hasbro should receive thunderous applause for these two efforts. (Clone Captain Rex coming soon too!)
The latest wave of The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figures are back in stock! Check out DJ (Canto Bight), Clone Captain Rex, and Rey (Island Journey). I’d also like to point out that Darth Revan has also come in stock once again and lasted a whole 3 minutes this time. Check back tomorrow morning at 4:25 a.m.
UPDATE: Rex and Rey went out of stock in 5 minutes. DJ still in stock.
HURRY! The latest wave of The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figures are now IN STOCK!. Check out DJ (Canto Bight), Clone Captain Rex, and Rey (Island Journey). I’d also like to point out that Darth Revan has also come in stock 4 times at HTS over the past 7 days, so if you’re still looking for him there is hope!
And from what we have been told, the stock is imminent. Get ready for the carnage! Hasbro Toy Shop has just added product pages for the latest The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figures. Check out DJ (Canto Bight), Clone Captain Rex, and Rey (Island Journey). Extra special thanks to JTA reader Agustin for the alert!
Found! The Black Series [Phase III] wave 15 figures have been found at Toys R Us in Ft. Wayne Indiana! We exclusively revealed what figures would make up part of this case assortment last year. Sadly, as expected, the First Order Stormtrooper is exactly the same as the 2015 figure. (Hasbro, you really couldn’t update the helmet?) And even worse, Captain Phasma has not been given her staff and still has the same bulky body. Oh well. Special thanks to JTA reader Ian D. for the alert!
When we were trying to get the Amazon listing for The Black Series 6″ Rey (Island Journey) originally, it kept taking us to the Rey (Jedi Training) page and now we know why. They split the page and added Rey (Island Journey) as an alternate “Brown” color. So far there is only a third party seller, but keep this page added to your list. We’ll update you when pre-orders start!
As we have bene alluding for a while now, the next wave of The Black Series [Phase III] figures are available for pre-order RIGHT NOW at JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys. Pre-order the full case assortment, or order Clone Captain Rex and Rey (Island Journey) for $21.99. What’s more, Dorkside Toys has a slew of 6″ figures on sale for $10.99 each including Hera Syndulla, Darth Vader and MANY others. Even more, The Last Jedi Force Link figures can be found for as low as $3.99 each! PLACE YOUR ORDERS NOW with one of the best retailers Star Wars collectors can find!
Found! The latest wave of The Black Series [Phase III] figures has been found in Canada! JTA reader Argyris A. sends us some quick pics to share with the rest of our readers. The “photo realistic” technology came out better than expected. We thank him for sending these pictures along!
Sigh. It’s another action figure based on Rey. Rey (Island Journey) isn’t exciting, but perhaps she’s a necessary release. See what you think in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.
We have a sneak peek for you of the newest wave of Force Link basic figure before we begin the reviews tomorrow! Check out galleries and collector notes for these figures now. DJ (Canto Bight) is a nice figure, but it doesn’t look much like Benicio Del Toro at all. He comes with an all-new and very cool blaster that looks like something from the Old West. R2-D2 is the star of the wave for us. Hasbro resurrected the Build A Droid sculpt for this figure and we couldn’t be more elated about it. Luke Skywalker (Jedi Exile) looks much better without his hood but comes with two extra points of articulation: swivel wrists. And Rey (Island Journey) is really just a reason for Hasbro to double dip on a version of this character we already have, but this all-new sculpt does come with swivel elbows this time around. Click any of the images below to be taken to our Research Droids Reviews on this wave of figures. General Leia Organa and Jyn Erso (Jedha) will be forthcoming.
When I look back at the third phase of The Black Series 6″ line through the recent reveals at NYCC, there is a diverse assortment of about six figures that really stand out to me. Lando Calrissian and the Imperial Royal Guard from wave 11 are definitely two of Hasbro’s best efforts. But then when I jog my memory further back in history, I remember the excitement of waiting to acquire the First Order Stormtrooper and Captain Phasma from wave 1 and wave 2 respectively. (That was of course before I saw Episode VII.) And then what a joy it was actually attending the HASCON convention and get the exclusive Clone Captain Rex. It’s going to be so exciting to see his “photo realistic” face deco in person. And the NYCC-revealed Rey (Island Journey) was a nice surprise too. She’s a nice-looking figure that’s also coming with “photo realistic” technology. You can truly see how far they’ve come in this format. These are not fourth rate action figures. No, they ride the crest of the wave of action figure superiority as far as we’re concerned. I wouldn’t mind seeing them again before the end of the year in fact. Let us know what figures stand out for you too!
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